Of all the threats that Starborn has faced in his travels through the cosmos, none have been more dangerous than the megalomaniacal Magnetar.
This despot has conquered hundreds of star systems, crushing any resistance under his boot.
The origin of this tyrant has been lost to history but it is widely believed that he is thousands of years old and his strength is only growing with age.
When Starborn (at the time known as Starchild) was enlisted into an army of galactic heroes attempting to defend another planet from Magnetar, he fought the tyrant to a standstill but Magnetar is a cruel and petty being and refused to accept defeat. He unleashed a device deep into the planets core, triggering a a countdown to the planets fiery death.
Starchild’s allies managed to evacuate much of the populace but Starchild himself became trapped as he held off Magnetar, preventing him from destroying the fleeing spacecraft.
As his allies fled the dying planet into space, they could only look back in horror as the world exploded.
Starchild died instantly.
…Or so everyone thought.
The universe itself had other plans.
The explosion shattered the ancient gems which gave Starchild his abilities and as the power of the cosmos was set free it enveloped the matter that had once been Akihiro Shigenoi and reformed it, infusing itself into the very atoms of the young human.
Thar day Aki became Starborn. The chosen warrior of the universe itself. An envoy of eternity, built from the very matter of the cosmos itself but with the human heart and mind that made him a hero in the first place.
As for Magnetar? The conqueror barely managed to escape with his life and limped away to lick his wounds. He retreated to the heart of his empire and left his generals to battle the encroaching enemies.
Starborn isn’t aware that Magnetar survived the dying planet but something at the back of his mind tells him he should be afraid.