Kori's arrival on Earth coincided with the re-formation of the Teen Titans, at which time she first met Robin, Beast Boy, Wonder Girl, Cyborg, Raven. In order to "learn English," one of her first actions was to grab Robin and kiss him, since Tamaranian physiology allowed for instant language acquisition from mouth-to-mouth contact.
Kori adopted the codename “Starfire” and began working as a Teen Titan full time, learning Earth's customs by immersing herself in the planet's culture between bouts of heroism. She took the human name Kory Anders and began working as a fashion model.
Kori's connection with Dick Grayson turned to romance, and the two of them began an intense love affair. But their relationship faced constant interruptions. In the midst of 1985-1986’s CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS, Kori was forced to return to Tamaran and enter a politically arranged marriage, forcing a massive wedge between Dick and herself. When the marriage ended, the two reconnected once more.
Shortly thereafter, Kori's sister Komand'r, now calling herself “Blackfire,” stormed back into her life (New Teen Titans #23, 1982). Blackfire kidnapped Kori in an attempt to return her to slavery. Thankfully, the other Titansrest of the Titans journeyed into space to rescue her and defeat her sister.
Becoming a Mentor (Titans, Titans/Young Justice: Graduation Day, Teen Titans 1990 – 2007)
At the dawn of the ‘90s, Dick and Kori were engaged to be married, and even made it as far as walking down the aisle. But the ceremony was interrupted by an evil, possessed version of their former teammate Raven (New Titans #100, 1993).
The marriage was never reattempted. And the two of them never quite managed to make things work as well ever again, though they remained close friends and allies.
When the Titans were reformed after 1999’s JLA/TITANS: THE TECHNIS IMPERATIVE, Kori was recruited to be part of the team, alongside Cyborg, Aqualad, Argent, Nightwing, The Flash, and Damage.
After the catastrophic events of TITANS/YOUNG JUSTICE: GRADUATION DAY (2003), Kori joined with the next generation of Teen Titans when her core team disbanded. She worked alongside her former teammates Cyborg and Beast Boy as a mentor for the younger heroes until the Titans reformed again in 2008.
Rebellion (R.E.B.E.L.S., Justice League of America 2009 – 2011)
Following the events of BLACKEST NIGHT, Kori was invited to join a new iteration of the Justice League by her Titans teammate, Donna Troy. She accepted, but only remained on the team for a very short time before duty called her away.
Kori then left Earth altogether, returning to Tamaran to unite with a new team, the R.E.B.E.L.S, led by Vril Dox; in an attempt to start mitigating some of the more cosmic crises of the DC universe. She remained with this team off and on until 2011’s “Flashpoint” event realigned continuity.
The New 52 (2011 – 2016)
Kori was reintroduced in the New 52’s RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS (2011), in which most of her original backstory remained intact but was truncated and modified within the altered timeline. Kori joined The Outlaws, alongside Jason Todd and Roy Harper. The three of them operated under a dubious moral code.
The Outlaws lasted until 2014, at which time Kori had a falling out with the team, due to tensions with her sister Komand'r. Kori left Earth temporarily, and severed all ties with Jason and Roy.
In 2015, Kori emerged for her solo series, STARFIRE. In this series, Kori lived and worked in Key West, Florida, spending most of her time attempting to live a normal life rather than that of a superhero.
Rebirth (2016 – present)
Following the events of 2016’s Rebirth, Kori has reconnected with the Teen Titans. She was among the first recruited by Damian Wayne to join his new version of the team; and she’s worked with Damian as the Titans’ leader – for better or for worse – since 2016’s Teen Titans: Rebirth TEEN TITANS: REBIRTH #1. But while Damian functioned as the team’s official leader, the team tended to defer to Starfire’s experience behind Robin’s back.
In NO JUSTICE, Starfire’s homeworld of Tamaran was one of many liberated from miniaturized captivity on Colu into an uninhabited corner of the universe dubbed the “Ghost Sector.” Alongside Cyborg, Azrael, and Green Lantern Jessica Cruz, Starfire ventured into the Ghost Sector in JUSTICE LEAGUE ODYSSEY to discover what became of her home, but would soon be caught up within the larger machinations of Darkseid.