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[[caption-width-right:350:Just wait until she starts shooting meteors and ''frickin' galaxies''.]]

->''"May the seven stars bring judgement upon you. Seven Star Sword, GRAND CHARIOT!"''
-->-- '''Jellal Fernandes''', ''Manga/FairyTail''

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.

Don't be surprised if your Star Powered-character refers frequently to constellations, perhaps referring to the influence of the WesternZodiac and other planetary bodies. As an offense, the stars may be helpful to LightEmUp. 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 ''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 [[VideoGame/GuitarHero that other Star Power]].



[[folder: Anime and Manga ]]

* ''Manga/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 ''Manga/ZatchBell'', has spells revolved around this.
%%* The Sailor Stars from ''Franchise/SailorMoon''.
* Jellal's Celestial Body Magic in ''Manga/FairyTail'' is FullContactMagic and {{Fantastic Nuke}}s fueled by the stars.
** Lucy's brand of SummonMagic is based upon the Zodiac constellations. [[spoiler: Later on, she gains the [[PowerCopying ability to copy their powers for herself]], giving her super strength, light magic, water magic, et cetera based on which spirit she summoned.]] Her [[FantasticNuke Urano Metria]] spell is also described as "The Ultimate Magic of 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/LyricalNanoha'' 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").
* As shown in the image, Cure Twinkle "the Princess of Twinkling Stars" from ''Anime/GoPrincessPrettyCure'' uses stars as her primary powers. She also uses [[{{Lunacy}} Moon-based]] shields. The previous series, ''Anime/HappinessChargePrettyCure'', has another star-themed heroine with Cure Fortune (whose introductory phrase is "The star of hope that glitters in the night sky").


[[folder: Comics ]]

* Franchise/TheDCU 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), ComicBook/{{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.


[[folder: Fan Fic ]]

* In FanFic/RainbowDoubleDashsLunaverse, Princess Luna can summon meteor strikes as a counter to Corona's ability to summon solar flares to roast things that displease her.
* In ''Fanfic/{{Pokedex}}'', Ledian gain their energy by absorbing starlight, relying on the strange wavelengths of distant stars.


[[folder: Literature ]]

* 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.
* The Stars, a semi-divine race in ''Literature/TheOrphansTales.'' Their magic is powerful, but also drawn from their very essence, so that as time goes by, the Stars collectively grow weaker and weaker, and hide themselves away more often.


[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

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


[[folder: Tabletop Games ]]

* One type of warlock in ''TabletopGame/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.
** A third party sourcebook, ''When the Sky Falls'', which revolves around adding meteors and celestial bodies to a player's campaign setting. Naturally, it has a ton of new star-themed spells for wizards, up to including a whole new "plasma" damage type[[note]]it's treated as a hybrid of fire and electrical damage[[/note]].
* 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 ''TabletopGame/{{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 White spells from ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' reference 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.


[[folder: Video Games ]]

* The ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}'' series; stars show up as a motif in many of Kirby's weapons and items (Warp Star, Star Rod, Triple Star) and in the [[SymbolMotifClothing design]] for his copy ability hats. The [[Anime/KirbyRightBackAtYa anime]] mentions at one point that Kirby's powers comes from stars. Some of the [[FinalBoss Final Bosses]] have an association with stars as well, most prominently [[VideoGame/KirbysAdventure Nightmare]] and [[VideoGame/KirbySuperStar Galactic Nova]].
* 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/SuperMario64'' served as the franchise codifier, as Mario's goal was to collect Power Stars to open up new areas. ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy'' and ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy2'' also focused on collecting Power Stars.
*** The ''VideoGame/MarioParty'' series and ''VideoGame/CaptainToadTreasureTracker'' also have Power Star collecting as the main goal, based directly on the above games.
** ''VideoGame/SuperMarioRPG'' and ''VideoGame/PaperMario'' have the star spirits, a group of wish granting deities, and Geno a warrior from their world inhabiting the body of a wooden puppet.
** Star Power is also revealed to be the source of Mario and Luigi (as well as Wario, Donkey Kong, Peach, and Bowser)'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 a NonElemental 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.
* [[HotWitch Zerase]] from ''VideoGame/SuikodenV'' has the unique Star Rune, which uses Star Power to completely [[DiscOneNuke eviscerate foes from the early going.]]
* The [[EldritchAbomination Stardust Pillar]] from ''VideoGame/{{Terraria}}'' is able to summon a constellation of "stars", which spawn alien mooks to attack the player. The [[FlunkyBoss mooks that accompany it]] are also star-themed.
* Star Magic in Videogame/{{Wizard101}} places a bubble around the caster for four rounds, having an effect on all incoming and/or outgoing spells.
* ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'' has two champions with different variants of this trope (three if you count Leona, who uses ThePowerOfTheSun). [[WhiteMagicianGirl Soraka, The Starchild]] is a celestial being that possesses heavenly powers, including an offensive ability called Starcall.
** [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Aurelion Sol, The Star Forger]] prefers to create stars for combat, sometimes in tandem with creating a miniature galaxy and [[BreathWeapon breathing white starfire.]] And keep in mind, his stars in this case are pretty much miniature suns.
---> '''Aurelion Sol''': I'm going to throw a star at you now. Good luck.
* ''VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}}'' has the A Call Beyond hunter tool. It's item description refers to it as creating a small exploding star, and it packs the power to back up that claim.
* ''VideoGame/{{EarthBound}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER 3}}'' have PK Starstorm, a powerful [[PsychicPowers PSI technique]] that manifests itself as falling stars which [[LimitBreak deal massive damage.]]
* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
** As part of Nirn's AlienSky, the sun and stars are actually holes punctured between Mundus (the mortal realm) and Aetherius (the realm of magic) during the [[TheTimeOfMyths Dawn Era]] by Magnus and his et'Ada ("original spirit") followers (now known as the Magna Ge) when they realized that helping to create Mundus would severely weaken them and permanently bind them to it. Magic now flows into Mundus through the sun and stars, visible in the night sky as nebulae, which means that Nirn has ''literal'' star power behind its magic.
** The extinct [[OurElvesAreDifferent Ayleids (Wild Elves)]] believed that starlight was the most "sublime" form of magic, and venerated anything which fell from the heavens, particularly [[MagicMeteor meteorite iron]], which they would craft into their "Ayleid Wells" which channeled and restored magicka.
** The Nedes, human ancestors to most of the modern races of Men, had the study and worship of the stars and constellations as a major part of their culture. They also worshiped beings known as "celestials." Exactly who or what they were is not known. (Theories posit that early forms of the Aedra, Magnus and the Magna Ge, or some other unknown set of divine beings are all possibilities.) Given that the Nedes were once slaves to the Ayleids, it is possible they picked up this cultural trait from them.


[[folder: Web Comics ]]

* 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 pretty much an example of the "classic" type in a SpaceOpera setting.


[[folder: Web Animation ]]

* In ''Literature/StarDarlings'', the Starlings use their magic to grant wishes to humans, and travel to Earth as shooting stars.


[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* 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.


[[folder: Other ]]

* In ''Toys/{{BIONICLE}}'', the Toa Inika were transformed via a bolt of energy from the Red Star. "Inika" means "energies of a star" in their language. However, in practice all this means is that ShockAndAwe is added to their usual elemental abilities.
* Appearently, stars fall under [[ExtraOreDinary Metal]] in the [[ElementalPowers Wuxing]] system.