Starbolt (Shi'ar Imperial Guard) (Marvel Comics)


(Shi'ar Imperial Guard)


Starbolt is a member of the Shi’ar Imperial Guard. This is a large team of alien super-heroes/super-soldiers. Historically, they mostly fought along or with the X-Men.

He first appeared in 1977, along with most core Imperial Guardsbeings.

We have notes for a few of these, because they’re archetypes anyway. So heh, cookie cutter stats are fine. And so if you need stats for a largely faceless opponent who flies and shoots fire, you could always use these.


  • Real Name: Unrevealed.
  • Marital Status: Unrevealed.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: Shi’ar Imperial Guard.
  • Base Of Operations: Chandilar.
  • Height: 5’11” Weight: Unrevealed.
  • Eyes: Unrevealed. Hair: Unrevealed.

Powers and Abilities

Starbolt is a classic flyer/blaster , whose flame is not dependent on oxygen. Although it sure looks like fire, it’s a different form of energy.


Like most Imperial Guardsmen, Starbolt’s biography is unrevealed.


See peekchur.

Starbolt and other Shi'ar Imperial Guard members


Like most Imperial Guardsmen, Starbolt has a military mindset and is mostly businesslike.

In battle, his default role is close air support for his teammates, flying high in order to have the best fire opportunities and mobility, and to have time to react to ground-based attacks.

DC Universe History

The Imperial Guard is deliberately inspired from the Legion of Super-Heroes. Starbolt is probably the equivalent of Dirk Morgna, aka Sun Boy.

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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Dex: 05 Str: 04 Bod: 05 Motivation: Imperial Guard
Int: 04 Wil: 05 Min: 04 Occupation : Imperial Guard
Inf: 03 Aur: 03 Spi: 03 Resources {or Wealth} : 020
Init: 012 HP: 040

Cold immunity: 12, Flame being: 12, Flame project: 12, Flight: 07

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Flame being has no special vulnerability to cold attacks (+1).
  • Both Flame Project and Flame Being can operate underwater or even a vacuum (+1).

Vehicles (space): 04

Credentials (Shi’ar, Medium), Popularity (Shi’ar), Scholar (Low and High Shi’ar languages).

Imperial Guard (High).

Public ID, Misc.: Cannot spend HPS if any Starjammer is present.

By Sébastien Andrivet.

Source of Character: X-Men comics (Marvel Universe).