Related to {{Lunacy}} and ThePowerOfTheSun, [[TitleDrop Star Power]] is magic fueled by, of course, the stars.

Generally comes in one of two forms, "Classical" and "Lovecraftian". "Classical" star power, derived from the traditional use of the stars and the motions of the planets to predict the future, is concerned primarily with fate and divination. "Lovecraftian" star power takes its cues from Creator/HPLovecraft (of course) and evokes the unfathomable otherness and distance of the stars and whatever inhabitants they may have.

Causing meteors to fall from the sky to strike your opponents is not out of the question for either type. On the opposite side of the scale, this may extend itself to power that comes from galaxies or even the entire frakken ''universe''.

Often the reasoning behind using something made of ThunderboltIron. If the person who uses StarPower is actually ''made of stars'', see CelestialBody.

For related "[[SpaceIsMagic space]]" powers, see GravityMaster and RealityWarper. Not to be confused with the webcomic ''Webcomic/StarPower'' or [[GuitarHero that other Star Power]].

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* ''SaintSeiya'' is built on this early on, with both heroes and villains taking their powers from a constellation (From [[TheHero Pegasus Seiya]] to [[BigBad Gemini Saga]]). Later enemies had other sources for their powers, though.
* In ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'', the whole second series was about her having to transfer the Clow Cards from their old energy source (The Sun and the Moon, which her predecessor used) over to ''her'' power source - the power of her star.
* Pamoon, one of the Millennium Mamodos from ZatchBell, has spells revolved around this.
%%* The Sailor Stars from ''Franchise/SailorMoon''.
* Jellal's Celestial Body Magic in ''Manga/FairyTail'' is FullContactMagic fueled by the stars.
* In the manga version of ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'', Kaiser's monsters are all named after stars, specifically those of the constellation Draco.
** In ''Anime/YuGiOhZexal'', every known resident of the Barian World is loosely named after one of the stars of the Big Dipper: Durbe after Dubhe, Alit after Alioth, Misael after Mizar, Gilag after Merak and Vector after Phecda.
* Nanoha Takamachi from ''Franchise/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' has two themes: Stars and a FeatherMotif. To perform her ''[[WaveMotionGun Starlight Breaker]]'', she [[EnergyAbsorption gathers the residual energy left by magical attacks in a battlefield]] in form of thousands of starlights. Other characters who know ''Breaker'' magic are Reinforce Eins, who copied it from Nanoha, [[spoiler:Teana Lanster, who learned it from Nanoha]], and Miura Rinaldi, who also has a star themed Intelligent Device with the name Star Saber. In Miura's case, her attacks are mostly close-ranged based and her two most powerful attacks have the names ''Bakken: Seiōha'' ("Sword-draw: Starbright Blade") and ''Bakken: Tenshō Seiōha'' ("Sword-draw: Heaven-piercing Starbright Blade").

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* The ''{{DCU}}'' has had several characters powered by the stars, in about the same way {{Superman}} is powered by the Sun: Comicbook/{{Starman}} (in the golden age), {{Hawkman}} (at some period in silver/bronze age), and Dr. Regulus (LSH villain).
* In a ComicBook/{{Hellboy}} / Franchise/{{Batman}} / Comicbook/{{Starman}} crossover comic, a group of neo-Nazis build a machine to collect power from the stars in order to awaken an EldritchAbomination.

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* In ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'', this was the domain of [[FantasyPantheon Valar]] Varda, the lady of stars. Afterwards, the elves became always associated and very fond of starlight ("Eldar" more or less means "of the stars" in Quenya), though sadly few show such magic.

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* In ''Series/KamenRiderFourze'', both heroes and villains are powered by cosmic energy, but the villainous Zodiarts fit best because they're themed after constellations.

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* One type of warlock in ''DungeonsAndDragons'' fourth edition is the Star Pact warlock, which gains its powers by making a pact with an EldritchAbomination that lives among the stars.
** And conceptually at least, the Master of the Starry Night paragon path from the ''Arcane Power'' supplement is all about cutting out the eldritch abomination middleman in favor of discovering and harnessing the presumably more natural power of the stars themselves.
* In the ''TabletopGame/{{Greyhawk}}'' setting, Celestian is the deity of space and the stars. He has a number of space/star related powers, including Aurora Borealis, Comet, Meteors, Space Chill, and Starshine.
* One of the eight magic schools in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' is the Lore of Heavens, or Astromancy; it's mostly the Classical (fate manipulation and divination plus meteors) type, but with added [[BlowYouAway aeromantic]] and [[ShockAndAwe lightning-based]] spells for combat.
* The Sidereal {{Exalted}} get a variant on this, especially in the form of Astrology, where they can weave alternate fates that grant them benefits to certain tasks based on the constellation they're using.
* Some [[MagicTheGathering White spells]] refference starlight.
* In the ''TabletopGame/YuGiOh'' game the members of Sacred/Constellar archetype are named after stars, clusters of stars, or in a few cases, whole galaxies. Most of them are named after stars in the constellations of the WesternZodiac.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' sorcerers can choose Starsoul as a bloodline, which means their inherent magical powers come from some hereditary link to the stars and the empty void. They get space-oriented bonus spells and even eventually develop physiological changes, such as immunity to cold or ''no longer needing to breathe'', to let them survive in the void of space.

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* The "Astral" magic of ''VideoGame/{{Dominions}}''. Among the heaviest users of Astral magic is the Illithids of R'lyeh.
* [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Olan/Orran]] from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics'', whose class is "Astrologist" and whose only skill prevents most enemies from acting.
* ''VideoGame/StarOceanTheSecondStory'', among its overload of [[ElementalRockPaperScissors elements]], had "Star" as distinct from both "Light" and "Vacuum" (which itself was distinct from "Void"). Most of the Star-elemental spells were cast by Celine. When the [[UpdatedRerelease PSP version]] greatly simplified the element system, Star-elemental spells were merged into Light.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'', Marisa Kirisame uses spells themed around stars (and to a lesser extent, galaxies, comets, and so on). Likewise for Mima (who is [[{{Fanon}} widely assumed to be]] Marisa's teacher). And the fairy Star Sapphire is literally powered by starlight, as well as having a star-based spellcard theme.
* The Starburst spell from the ''VideoGame/MightAndMagic'' series.
* The ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' franchise has always had a strong association with stars, starting with the Starman InvincibilityPowerUp and strengthened by {{Star Shaped Coupon}}s later on.
** ''VideoGame/SuperMarioRPG'' and ''VideoGame/PaperMario'' have the star spirits, which is basically the same thing.
** ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy'' and ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy2'' both have you collecting stars to have the ship/observatory you're on become powerful enough to go to new areas.
** StarPower is also revealed to be the source of Mario and Luigi's abilities in ''VideoGame/YoshisIsland DS''.
* Star Man from ''VideoGame/MegaMan5''. He was followed by Astro Man in ''VideoGame/MegaMan8'' (as well as ''[[VideoGame/MegaManAndBass Mega Man & Bass]]'').
** Ironically, ''Webcomic/BobAndGeorge'' literally gave Star Man [[PopularityPower Star Power]]; during the First Annual Robot Tournament (the events of ''VideoGame/MegaMan6''), Star Man could only be [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere intimidated]] by a more popular Robot Master (i.e. Shadow Man) and he was only defeated during the retelling of ''5'' when [[OriginalGeneration Ran]] threatened to blacklist him with "[[RedScare the taint of]] [[DirtyCommunists Communism]]."
* ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'' has "star magic" and mages as its most powerful offensive spell element.
* Otani Yoshitsugu from ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara'' is astrology-obsessed (his title is "Sky Watcher") and believes in a red comet that is a harbinger of human misery [[MisanthropeSupreme and that he will invoke it]]. All his powers are astrology-themed, named after constellations, stars, planets, or mythological beings associated with stars.

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* Those with [[RealityWarper First Guardian]] [[GameBreaker powers]] in ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''. They get it from the Green Sun, a giant star that's twice the mass of the universe.
* ''Webcomic/StarPower'' is basically based on this.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' pilot, there's a prophecy regarding the return of [[FallenAngel Nightmare Moon]] that states, [[WhenThePlanetsAlign "The stars will aid in her escape,"]] and [[PropheciesAreAlwaysRight sure enough]], every time Twilight Sparkle checks out the moon, four stars appear to be approaching it.
** Twilight herself has a star based cutie mark (Stars are known to sparkle) and with magic being her natural talent, she is basically an Infinity +1 RedMage.

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* In ''{{BIONICLE}}'', the Toa Inika were transformed via a bolt of energy from the Red Star. "Inika" means "energies of a star" in their language.
* Appearently, stars fall under [[ExtraOreDinary Metal]] in the [[ElementalPowers Wuxing]] system.
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