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When something or someone is ''literally'' made of stars. Perhaps it's part of their nature, perhaps they've acquired it somehow, but they invariably have cosmological bodies within themselves. They range from having a "mere" planet, to having ''[[UpToEleven all of existence]]'' within themselves.

The Celestial Body itself comes in many forms, from the [[GodInHumanForm seemingly average looking guy]], to a [[Film/MenInBlack marble ball]], to an [[YouCannotGraspTheTrueForm impossible thing]] [[CosmicBeing that considers us to be insignificant insects at best]]. No matter the form, they always invoke BiggerOnTheInside.

They tend to be {{Reality Warper}}s/[[RealityWarper Reality Warping]] objects of [[{{Pun}} cosmic]] scale, and may also have a StellarName.

Commonly overlaps with UnmovingPlaid. See StarSpangledSpandex for what someone with a Celestial Body usually seems to wear.

[[IThoughtItMeant Not to be confused]] with [[OurAngelsAreDifferent angels]] or [[OurGodsAreGreater gods]], whose celestial bodies ([[OurSpiritsAreDifferent if they even have bodies]]) need not be ''a'' Celestial Body, nor should it be confused with a term for naturally occurring objects in space.

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!!'''Examples'''

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[[folder: Anime ]]

* In Episode 12 of ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', [[spoiler:after Madoka becomes the goddess "Ultimate Madoka", she and Homura have a scene where they appear like this.]]
* In ''RevolutionaryGirlUtena'', [[spoiler:Anthy]] is seen lying under Akio's body when he's drawn this way, which besides tying into a repeating motif in the series related to stars references his name, which literally means "morning star" and hints at [[{{Satan}} his other role in the story]].

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* MarvelComics' [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eternity_(comics) Eternity]].
* DCComics' [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kismet_(DC_Comics) Kismet]].
* ''ComicBook/LastManStanding'' has [[{{God}} Hex]], who has the entire universe in him in a StarSpangledSpandex version of this trope.
* For a single panel, Thanos takes on this appearance in ''InfinityGauntlet'' after [[spoiler: defeating Eternity and assuming his position as embodiment of the universe]].
* The Nebula Man in ''SevenSoldiers''.

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[[folder: Literature ]]

* In ''Discworld/{{Pyramids}}'', one of the multiple (and simultaneous) mythological explanations of night in Djelibeybi is that the sky goddess arches her (moon-and-star-containing) body over the land.
** Another ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' example is Fate, whose eyes consist of a starry night sky.
* Zandramas, the BigBad of the ''{{Malloreon}}'', has stars beneath her skin, in increasing number. After her side is defeated, she is transformed to replace a missing galaxy.
* In ''Literature/WarriorCats'', the warriors of [=StarClan=] have stars in their pelts.
* In ''TheKaneChonicles'' the sky godess Nut is seen at night, she naturally sports this trope.
* Discussed in "The Secret Garden" - the story Mary tells Colin regarding the boy who had a whole universe down his throat, which he says is stupid and impossible.
* In ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'', when the Elemist takes AFormYouAreComfortableWith, he appears as a fairly ordinary-looking person except for PointyEars and his eyes, which are filled with stars like looking into deep space.
* In Creator/FrankHerbert's ''Literature/ConSentiency'' novels, the Caleban species makes this particularly literal by ''being actual stars'' (as in, "giant gravity-powered fusion reactors with planets around them") that are sentient.

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* A [[StarFishAliens species of aliens]] that exist on a different plane took this shape in Chakotay's dreams in ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' when the ship went through so called "[[NegativeSpaceWedgie Chaotic Space]]" where the laws of physics are different.

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* The [[EgyptianMythology Egyptian]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nut_%28goddess%29 sky goddess Nut]] may have been the [[UrExample Ur-Example]].
* On a related note, a lot of people in ClassicalMythology were turned into constellations, the most famous being Orion.
* In Hinduism, one interpretation of Vishnu's blue color is that he contains the entire universe within himself, and therefore resembles the night sky.

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[[folder: Music ]]

* Marina of Marina and the Diamonds has her body painted like this during portions of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_oMD6-6q5Y&feature=relmfu I am not a robot]]

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[[folder: Tabletop Games ]]

* [[http://i51.tinypic.com/11tr1hd.jpg The Starborn]] of ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''.
* ''TabletopGame/CallOfCthulhu'' campaign ''The Fungi from Yuggoth'', section "Day of the Beast". When the Sphinx is turned into the Beast (an avatar of Nyarlathotep) its face falls off, revealing a black oval void filled with whirling suns and galaxies.
* [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/pages/card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=107317 Celestial Ancient]] from ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering''.
** Also from ''Magic''; the gods of the plane of Theros and their servants have these (which serves a dual purpose, triune if you add " looking really cool", in that it serves as visual shorthand for "enchantment creature"). The mortal locals refer to this as being "infused with Nyx", Nyx being the [[TheSacredDarkness land of the night sky]] and the home of the gods which mortals visit through dreams.

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[[folder: Video Games ]]

* In DragonFable, we have Isiri, whose torso is seemingly made of stars. This is probably to underline her connection with the Empress.
* Trag'oul, a dragon/deity in ''{{VideoGame/Diablo}}'' lore, is described as a dragon whose entire body is made from stars, and who bears the world on his spine.
* Algalon of WorldOfWarcraft, along with a lot of the Titan architecture. He also drops [[CoolSword daggers that look like this.]]
** Also various celestial mounts, such as the Celestial Steed, Gryphon and Mantic...er I mean 'Wyvern'.
** Balance Druids can also use a glyph that allows them to transform into starry versions of their humanoid forms instead turning into big fat purple owlbears.
** A similar boss appears in ''Mists of Pandaria''; the Astral Cloud Serpent, Elegon. His battlefield even turns players into Human model that follows the same aesthetic.
* ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy2'' features the Cosmic Guide, a creature who resembles Rosalina (the goddess who helped Mario/Luigi on his quest to save both Peach and the entire galaxy from [[BigBad Bowser]] in the first ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy'' game), but her body is made of stars, who helps the player complete a certain level only after it is failed too many times. Unfortunately, the Guide thinks that that's cheating, and as a result once she completes the level for you she will immediately give you [[EasyModeMockery a bronze Power Star]] because of your ineptitude.
** The first ''SuperMarioGalaxy'' game also featured creatures that either resembled Mario or Luigi, but his body also appeared to be made of stars.
* Utsuho the Hell-Raven from ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' has a cape that has the starry depths within them.
* The King of All Cosmos from KatamariDamacy
* ''GuildWars: Factions'' has the Nahpui Quarter. To become Closer to the Stars, a necessary step in the main plot, the heroes must defeat four celestial spirits who embody this trope.
* In ''VideoGame/HeroesOfMightAndMagic VI Shades of Darkness'', the upgrade of the Shadow Dragon, the Black Dragon, according to their in-game description, have on their wings "intricate patterns of light constantly dissolving, like galaxies being swallowed by the eternal darkness of space."
* ''Videogame/{{Starbound}}'' plays with this in regards to the Novakid race. Rather than being full of stars like most examples, they're made of ''star'', singular, as in hot, swirling masses of gas and plasma (held together by a magnetic metal brand). To further the theme, old Novakid tend to grow bigger and fatter as their forces grow weaker, and adopt a reddish hue, like a red giant ([[FantasticSlur don't call them that, though]]), and literally go supernova when they die (smaller scale, of course), to the point Novakid funerals have to be done on mountaintops, with friends and family staying below.

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[[folder: Web Comics ]]

* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' has anyone with [[GameBreaker First Guardian]] [[RealityWarper powers]], who seem to have their entire bodies be full of stars when they use them.
** The Genesis Frogs bred by players of each Sburb session take it further, in that [[spoiler:each is literally an entire universe.]] Similarly, [[spoiler:Snowman appears to have such a link to the Alternia universe; killing her caused the universe's destruction.]]
* In ''{{Nedroid}}'', Reginald tries to pick up a lady with [[http://nedroid.com/2011/06/pickup-artist/ space pants]].

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[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* The Ursa Major and the Ursa Minor of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' (pictured above) are translucent bears with stars (particularly their namesake constellations) covering and/or inside their bodies. To provide some scale, the Ursa ''Minor'' is the size of a two story house.
** The adult Princess Luna and her SuperpoweredEvilSide Nightmare Moon have stars in their mane and tail; specifically, Nightmare Moon's resemble a thick star cloud, while Luna's look like a clear night sky.
* The three generals of the Beast Planet in ''WesternAnimation/WarPlanets'' appear to be made out of this (it's actually antimatter).
* In ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}'', Nyx (at the end of the Pastoral Symphony sequence) might qualify, as it's not clear whether the night is her body or her mantle.
* Alien X from ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce'' has a black body resembling space with tiny white stars scattered throughout. In ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien'', we learn that it belongs to a race known as Celestialsapiens. It is by far the strongest of Ben's Omnitrix aliens, with full-on RealityWarper powers, but unless two-thirds of the personalities residing within Alien X (Ben himself, the [[HairTriggerTemper aggressive and rage-filled]] Bellicus, and the [[LoveFreak loving and passionate]] Serena) can come to an agreement on what to do, Alien X remains completely still as it needs an order to do so much as ''walk''. Ben is forced to be [[PowerTrio the Ego]] and negotiate between the two, to ill-effect (the fact that ''[[IdiotHero Ben]]'' is being forced to take the role of the voice of reason doesn't help). Since it was TheLoad, and Ben almost couldn't convince Serena or Bellicus to [[AndIMustScream allow him to ever change back]], Ben vowed to never use Alien X again after his first transformation, although he eventually reuses it in ''Ultimate Alien''. The results there were somewhat better, although it still ended up backfiring and the problem was solved in another way.
** In fact, all Celestialsapiens have two personalities, with Ben as a tiebreaker making Alien X the most active Celestialsapien ever. The entire time the team was in the Forge of Creation, none of the Celestialsapiens there took any notice of them, all still frozen in place while deliberating. (WordOfGod spelled it out: yes, they were ''all'' very much aware of what was going on. They were all still deciding what to do, the entire time - including the giant-sized one whose ''hand'' was the battlefield and whose ''baby'' was the villain's quarry.) The BigBad's goal was to [[PoweredByAForsakenChild absorb an infant Celestialsapien]], since having yet to develop its own personality (or rather, personalities) it wouldn't saddle him with the need to bargain with anybody to use the vast cosmic power.
** In ''WesternAnimation/Ben10Omniverse,'' Ben is once more forced to use Alien X, and finally gets Serena and Bellicus to cooperate in order to [[spoiler: un-destroy the entire universe after it is erased]].
* Nocturne, the ghost of sleep in ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'', has his entire body except his eyes and face-mask as stars in space.

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