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Star Darlings In General

  • Cast Speciation: Each one of the Star Darlings has a specific power that can only be used on Wishworld.
  • The Chosen One: They are the twelve girls prophesied to save Starland.
  • Color-Coded Characters: Every girl has a color associated with them.
  • Compelling Voice: On Wishworld the Star Darlings can mind-control adults to make getting around easier.
  • Curtains Match the Window: All the Star Darlings, and possibly all Starlings in general, have eyes the same color as their hair.
  • The Red Baron: On dolls and in promotional material, several Star Darlings have a title describing their character archetype. Sage is "The Leader," Libby is "The Optimist," Leona is "The Performer," Vega is "The Perfectionist," Scarlet is "The Rebel," Cassie is "The Bookworm," and Piper is "The Dreamy Mystic."
  • Stellar Name: A majority of the cast has names themed after stars, constellations, and stellar bodies.
  • Theme Naming: The Star Darlings have names sharing the first or first two letters (or in the case of Sage, Libby, Leona and Gemma, the first three) of the zodiac sign they represent. Their personalities also correspond to their zodiac signs.
  • Western Zodiac: What they're based off of. Sage is Sagittarius, Libby is Libra, Leona is Leo, Vega is Virgo, Scarlet is Scorpio, Cassie is Cancer, Piper is Pisces, Astra is Aries, Tessa is Taurus, Adora is Aquarius, Clover is Capricorn and Gemma is Gemini, while Ophelia is Ophiuchus.

Voiced by: Libe Barer
A confident, energetic girl who tries to look on the bright side of life. Sage has always wanted to be a Wish-Granter. Her mother, Indirra, is a scientist who studies wish energy. She's the lead guitarist of the Star Darlings band.

  • The Ace: Sage is an expert at energy manipulation.
  • All-Loving Hero: In Stealing Starlight, once she figures out the root of Vivica's issues Sage is the most welcoming and understanding of her.
  • Ambiguously Brown: Only in the web series, where she has darker skin than in official art or on her doll, and is implied to be Indian.
  • Braids of Action: She wears her hair in braids in the web series.
  • Brutal Honesty: Sage doesn't have much in the way of a brain-to-mouth filter, and says things that are accidentally insensitive.
  • Child Prodigy: Even as a child, she had great control over her powers. As a baby she could levitate her toys with ease.
  • The Chosen One: The canceled book One Star Too Far would have revealed Sage, not Vivica, was the Dark Starling prophesied to decide Starland's fate.
  • Cool Big Sis: To her little brothers, twins Archer and Helio.
  • The Corruption: The canceled book One Star Too Far would have had Sage slowly turning into a Dark Starling after abandoning Vivica on Earth, and trying to set things right and earn forgiveness before it was too late.
  • Does Not Like Spam: Hates moonberries.
  • Foil: To Cassie.
  • Fatal Flaw: Spirited Starling that she is, Sage is quick to assume and make snap judgements.
  • Genki Girl: Sage is curious, cheerful and energetic.
  • The Hero: She's the main character in the animated series and the first novel.
  • Purple Is Powerful: Sage is color-coded lavender.
  • Telepathy: Her special power is reading minds.
  • Survival Mantra: Her Mirror Mantra is "I believe in you. Glow for it."
  • Technicolor Eyes: Her eyes are pinkish-purple.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Has lavender hair.

A generous girl who enjoys helping others, Libby has a ton of wealth but wants to share it all, no matter the cost to herself. She's the rhythm guitarist of the Star Darlings band.

  • Adaptation Personality Change: In the web series she's girly and hyper, and can break the fourth wall, while in the books she's level-headed, down-to-earth, generous, and sweet.
  • All Women Love Shoes: In the web series, to the point where it gets on her friends' nerves.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: In the web series only.
  • Comically Missing the Point: After Clover makes a song featuring random voice clips of her non-stop babbling on boys, pink, and shoes in an attempt to show her that she has a problem, she instead believes it to be the best song ever".
  • Extreme Doormat: Libby is a people-pleaser to the extent that it's hard for her to make her own decisions and say no to people.
  • Genki Girl: In the web series she's extremely hyperactive and talkative.
  • Girly Girl: In the animated series, she loves pink, boys, and girly things.
  • Greater Need Than Mine: This is Libby's greatest strength, but it's also her greatest weakness when she takes it to unnecessary extremes.
  • The Lancer: In the animated series, to Sage.
  • Pink Means Feminine: Is a Rose-Haired Girl who wears all pink and is stereotypically girly.
  • Rose-Haired Sweetie: Has bright pink hair, and acts mainly for those around her.
  • Spoiled Sweet: She comes from an astronomically rich family, but she is the nicest and most generous girl who wants to please everyone.
  • Survival Mantra: Her Mirror Mantra is "It's all in the balance. Glimmer and shine."
  • Voluntary Shapeshifter: Downplayed in that her power is to transform objects, not herself.
  • Technicolor Eyes: She has pink eyes, and not the illness.
  • Why Couldn't You Be Different?: Libby sadly suffers from this. Her parents love her, but they simply cannot understand why their daughter would rather do charity work than enjoy the luxuries their wealth provides her.

Voiced by: Corrin Reto, Alisha Wainwright and Dana Davis
A brash, confident girl who wants to be the most famous pop star in Starland, Leona can be self-centered at times but has a good work ethic. She's the lead singer of the Star Darlings band.

  • Ambiguously Brown: More noticeably in the web series.
  • Animal Motifs: The lion, naturally. Her hair in particular looks a lot like a lion's mane.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Yes, she can be arrogant and self-absorbed, but is also loyal and always there for her friends.
  • It's All About Me: Leona is pretty self-centered and has a loud personality, making working with her difficult at times. In her featured book, she puts her wish mission in jeopardy when she is sidetracked by the chance to sing in a show.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She's brash, bossy, and vain, but also caring and a strong leader.
  • Magic Idol Singer: Her dream is to be a famous singer, she sings well and can do magic.
  • Meaningful Name: Leona means "lion", the animal she takes inspiration from.
  • Sassy Black Woman: Sometimes, though it's more noticeable in the web series.
  • Supernatural Gold Eyes: Has golden yellow eyes.
  • Super Senses: Her special power is to hear things from far away.
  • Survival Mantra: Her Mirror Mantra is "You are a star. Light up the world."
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: All starlings are adverse to Negative Wish Energy because of what it represents and just getting close to it can be harmful, but Leona is among the few who appears to genuinely be afraid of it.

Voiced by: Stephanie Sheh
A top student who studies hard so she can become the best Wish Granter, Vega can be a bit of a perfectionist. She tends to think logically. She's the bassist of the Star Darlings band.

  • Bookworm: Is always seen with piles of books and holo-books.
  • Brainy Brunette: Zigzagged. Her hair's normally blue unless she's on Earth, when it's becomes dark brown. Either way, she's intelligent and resourceful.
  • Compelling Voice: While most Starlings can use this skill to get around Earth, Vega's power is outright Mind Control via her thoughts, not words.
  • Disney Death: In the cartoon, Rancora nearly kills her by draining her positive energy to the extent that Adora can't heal her, but Vega's Power Crystal revives her.
  • Fatal Flaw: Her pride. Vega has so much confidence in her intelligence and methods that it doesn't cross her mind that her first assessment of the facts could be wrong until it falls short.
  • Go-Getter Girl: With the best grades and most hard-working attitude out of every girl in school, Vega certainly wants to achieve big things.
  • Icy Blue Eyes: Has bright blue eyes and is described as coolheaded and logical.
  • Obsessed Are The List Makers: Vega checks her lists thrice to be sure they're correct.
  • The Perfectionist: Vega's most prominent characteristic. While it makes her a stellar student, it also induces her into taking on tasks that are not her own to make sure they're done what she thinks is the "right" way.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: In the animated series, she's the blue while most of the other main girls are red.
  • Sci-Fi Bob Haircut: Wears her hair like this.
  • Shorter Means Smarter: In official art for the books, Vega is usually drawn a bit shorter than the other four core Star Darlings.
  • The Smart Guy: In the animated series.
  • Survival Mantra: Her Mirror Mantra is "You are the missing piece of the puzzle."
  • Workaholic: Vega isn't happy unless she's working, and enjoys solving puzzles and doing a good job.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Has bright blue hair.

A mysterious loner who is fascinated with all things Wishworld. Scarlet's parents are classical musicians, and without much to keep her occupied Scarlet took to doing things at her own pace. She's the drummer of the Star Darlings band.

  • The Ace: While Sage has the most natural talent with energy manipulation, Scarlet's wish-granting potential and power is off-the-charts.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Roughly everything that comes out of her mouth is snark.
  • Does Not Like Spam: Hates garble greens, a Starland vegetable similar to spinach.
  • Emo Teen: Has this attitude in general.
  • Gravity Master: Her special power is to affect the gravitational pull of objects and make them heavier or lighter, which also lets her pick locks.
  • Hidden Heart of Gold: She's generally cold and aloof, but deep down, she's just as caring and selfless as her peers.
  • Ineffectual Loner: Which makes the rest of the girls nervous around her. It is deconstructed into her weakness; Scarlet may treasure her alone time, but when she needs help or just somebody to talk to, she has and will continue to push everyone away.
  • In the Hood: Scarlet's signature outfit includes a hoodie. When she wears it up, it's usually a sign that she wants to be left alone.
  • Intrigued by Humanity: So much that her dream is to live on Wishworld (aka Earth).
  • Loners Are Freaks: Scarlet has to constantly put up with this outlook from her peers, including the Star Darlings. Vega even named her a suspect in her investigation into the energy crisis in the animated shorts.
  • Multicolored Hair: Scarlet's fuchsia hair is streaked with dark purple. The fifth book, which focuses on her, confirms it's a case of Delinquent Hair.
  • Nightmare Fetishist: For what counts as nightmares on Starland, anyway. Scarlet likes bitbats, animals that Starlings normally find frightening. She even bonds with some in the Star Caves.
  • Plot Allergy: She's allergic to glowfurs, as they cause her skin to itch.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: She's not actually evil, but she is an odd loner who does nothing to counter the other girl's negative opinions of her.
  • Survival Mantra: Her Mirror Mantra is "It's time for some star power."
  • You Don't Look Like You: Scarlet's doll has long dark purple hair tied in a ponytail instead of short fuchsia hair with dark stripes.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Has reddish pink hair with black stripes.

Voiced by: Kate Micucci and Libe Barer
A shy, artistic girl who wishes to be more confident in herself. Cassie brought her pet Glowfur, Itty, to the school to keep her company.

Voiced by: Stephanie Sheh
A daydreaming, artistic writer with supernatural abilities. Piper tends to get visions and dreams of the future, which are rarely wrong. She has an innate ability to read others' moods.

  • Cloudcuckoolander: Piper's mellowness and abilities make other Starlings see her as one. They're not completely wrong.
  • Creepy Good: She unnerves other Starlings by telling her friends about visions she's had and looking for spirits, but she's a good person and wants to help others and herself.
  • Determinator: Piper wants to be the best version of herself possible, and to share it with the world by being a writer.
  • Hair Of Gold Heartof Gold: Part of her Earth disguise is becoming a blonde. She's a peaceful, kind-hearted girl, regardless.
  • It Runs in the Family: Piper's parents, grandmother, and brother all believe in spiritualism and dream interpretations as much as she does.
  • Levitating Lotus Position: She tries to meditate like this in the series, but keeps getting interrupted.
  • Psychic Powers: Piper frequently has Prophetic Dreams, and can supposedly see ghosts.
  • Raised by Grandparents: Piper and her older brother Finn spent most of their lives being raised by their eccentric grandmother while their parents were touring Starland as meditation gurus.
  • Seers: She can see the future in dreams and visions, as can her relatives.
  • Survival Mantra: Her Mirror Mantra is "Dreams can come true. It's your time to shine."
  • X-Ray Vision: Her special power is "sunray" vision, as Starlings call it.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Has sea foam green hair.

Voiced by: Julie Nathanson
A confident, competitive girl who wants to be the best athlete in Starland. Astra shows her feelings through body language, making expressing herself verbally difficult.
  • Emotionless Girl: Only on the surface. Astra shows her confidence and passion through her actions rather than words, making expressing herself in ways other than physical feats one of her greatest challenges.
  • Fatal Flaw: Astra is prone to impatience and, however goodnatured her attitude about it is, she's a Competition Freak.
  • Fiery Redhead: A girl with blazing red hair who lives for thrills and winning.
  • Implied Love Interest: In the book Astra's Mixed Up Mission, she meets a boy named Leebeau who is a fan of her.
  • Passionate Sports Girl: She loves sports and has little room for other pursuits, like art.
  • Super Speed: In the cartoon her power is super speed, which she uses to distract Rancora.
  • Survival Mantra: Her Mirror Mantra is "Challenges make you stronger. Time to get glowin'."
  • Teleportation: Her special power is teleporting, which counts as Personality Powers.
  • Youthful Freckles: Like Cassie, she has freckles to emphasize her youth.

Voiced by: Eden Riegel
Gemma's older sister. She likes to relax and enjoys the finer things in life, and loves animals and home-cooked meals.

Voiced by: Lib Barer

An out-of-the-box thinker who enjoys science and wants to be a famous fashion designer. Even more than Vega, Adora is aloof and logical to a fault at times, and she has trouble dealing with others' emotions.

  • Cloudcuckoolander: She can sometimes have her head in the clouds.
  • Enraged by Idiocy: Downplayed; Adora has little patience for people who, unlike her, let their emotions guide them instead of cold logic, but she rarely lets her irritation show. After all, behaving otherwise would be hypocritical.
  • The Fashionista: She uses her love of science to help her in this regard.
  • Healing Hands: Her special power is to heal others. In the TV special this extends to Starlings as well.
  • Labcoat of Science and Medicine: What her coat seems to invoke, what with being a chemist.
  • Lack of Empathy: Thinks emotions are pointless and thus suffers from this.
  • Prim and Proper Bun: She wears her hair in a bun.
  • The Spock: Adora's thought process is very aloof and logical, and she has trouble connecting to others at first.
  • Survival Mantra: Her Mirror Mantra is "Use your logic. You are a star."
  • Thinking Tic: Adora hums while doing her experiments, but she tries to limit it to when she's alone.
  • Will Not Tell a Lie: Adora feels that, because uncovering the truth of the unknown is what a scientist does, she must stick to the truth as a personal rule. The closest she comes to lying is using Exact Words.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: And it’s as blue as the sky.

Voiced by: Julie Nathanson
An artistic girl who wants to be the best songwriter and DJ in Starland. Clover grew up in a circus and spent most of her time moving around.

  • Circus Brat: Clover is the daughter of a family of acrobats and spent most of her early life moving around Starland with the circus. Living at Starling Academy is the first time she's stayed in one place for more than a week.
  • Fatal Flaw: Clover can miss the forest for the trees. That is, get caught up in the finer details of a situation until she forgets the bigger picture.
  • Headphones Equal Isolation: When not talking to the other girls in episode 5, she puts her headphones on.
  • Never Bare Headed: She's never taken off her hat so far.
  • Nice Hat: She is never seen without her classy fedora, which happens to be a family heirloom.
  • Schedule Fanatic: Downplayed. Clover's not a fanatic, but she lives according to her routines and plans, and spontaneity is outside her comfort zone. This was developed as second nature in her circus, where everything is according to a plan.
  • Survival Mantra: Her Mirror Mantra is "Keep the beat and shine like the star you are."
  • Time Stands Still: Her power is to freeze time.
  • You Gotta Have Bluehair: Has dark purple hair.

Voiced by: Marieve Herington
Tessa's younger sister. Gemma enjoys talking and sharing her opinions, but has difficulty making up her mind.

     Other Starlanders 

Lady Stella Albright
Voiced by: Jennifer Hale
The Headmistress of Starling Academy and the one who brought the Star Darlings together.

  • Big Good: She is the main force of good in the series, though thanks to Rancora the girls begin to doubt this.
  • Broken Pedestal: The girls begin to think that she's an Evil Mentor in the later books after hearing that she told Ophelia to spy on them and pose as an orphan. It's ultimately averted with the reveal that it was actually Lady Rancora all along.
  • Child Prodigy: As a teen her wish-granting potential was exponential, and she helped discover and grant Inspirational Wish Orbs.
  • The Chosen One: Lady Stella was prophesied to save Starland as a teen.
  • Deadpan Snarker: In the first webisode, she remarks that the Star Darlings have bigger things to worry about than their high school reputations when they begin to fret that they can't tell any of their classmates about their special lessons.
  • Evil Mentor: In later books the girls begin to worry she's this, as she apparently told Ophelia to infiltrate the group and pose as an orphan, among other crises. It turns out to be Rancora posing as her.

Lady Cordial
Voiced by: April Stewart
The head of admissions at Starling Academy, she wasn't interested in making friends with the staff. Cordial acts as Lady Stella's second-in-command, and assists the girls on their Wish Missions. In the books, she tends to stutter on words beginning with "s." She's Rancora in disguise.

  • Body Horror: In the web series, Lady Cordial's skin cracks off as the Star Darlings wear her down. Then Rancora bursts out of Lady Cordial's body and discards her empty shell.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: She steps up to the plate as much as she can in later books, telling the girls exactly what's going on as far as she's aware and firmly telling them that the energy crisis will not come to pass. Ends up being subverted, as she was causing the crisis.
  • Number Two: She's the only one besides the Star Darlings and Lady Stella who knows the scope of the energy crisis and the truth of their missions.
  • Shout-Out: Her tendency to stutter brings Professor Quirrel to mind, as does her reveal as a front for the villain.
  • Walking Spoiler: Her true role makes it difficult to discuss her without revealing the twist.

Voiced by: Romi Dames
The resident Alpha Bitch in Starling Academy, who antagonizes the Star Darlings in the books and animated series. She's only a first-year student but wants to be the most popular girl in school, and sees the Star Darlings as obstacles to that goal.

  • Alpha Bitch: Vivica wants to be the most popular girl in school, and antagonizes the Star Darlings out of jealousy.
  • Butt-Monkey: In the web series, she's generally on the receiving end of comic mistreatment. Not that she didn't deserve it, of course.
  • The Chosen One: According to the prophecy, a Dark Starling will rise and decide the fate of Starland. Rancora believes it's her, and so tries to keep her under control. The canceled book One Star Too Far would have revealed Sage was turning into a Dark Starling thanks to abandoning Viviva on Earth, and Vivica forgiving her would free her from corruption.
  • Devil in Plain Sight: Despite her status as a bully, none of the Star Darlings investigated her as the source of worse troubles in the book series.
  • The Dragon: Later books have her working under Rancora to cause trouble.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Goes out of her way to make the Star Darlings miserable because she's furious that they are a part of what she thinks is some secret club and she's not.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Hinted at in Stealing Starlight, where she starts to overcome her jealousy of the Star Darlings and remembers how hopeful she was at the beginning of the year.
  • I Just Want to Be Special: Stealing Starlight reveals she wanted to be seen and admired like the Star Darlings, and turned to Rancora so she could get the attention she desired without any competition.
  • Ignored Epiphany: She eventually remembers how happy she was at the start of the school year, before deciding nothing's changed and she still needs to bring the Star Darlings down.
  • Opposing Sports Team: In the books she also has her own band, Vivica and the Visionaries, and serves as a rival to the Star Darlings band.

Professor Elara Ursa

Voiced by: April Stewart
A somewhat eccentric, tough-as-nails professor who helps instruct the Star Darlings about Earthlings and wish granting. She seems to comically misunderstand many human customs and inventions.

A first-year Star Darling who's not part of the main cast, she was brought in to replace Scarlet. She has orange-yellow hair tied in pigtails. Ophelia is nice, but lacking in wish potential and knowledge of Wishworld. It's revealed that her and Scarlet's results were mixed, meaning she isn't a Star Darling after all—which Ophelia is very relieved to hear. However, her role continues beyond that...

  • The Empath: Being afraid of everything, she's able to warm up to her Wisher, Arden, and find out what makes her afraid.
  • Extreme Doormat: She lets Leona talk about herself a lot so she doesn't have to speak up.
  • Foil: To Scarlet. Scarlet is a rebellious, snarky loner, while Ophelia is timid and openly kind.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Her orange-yellow hair is tied in pigtails.
  • Heartwarming Orphan: Invoked. She supposedly lost her parents at a young age and lived in an orphanage. Her parents are alive, but Ophelia was told to pretend to be an orphan to gain sympathy.
  • The Load: She's completely clueless about the basics of wish-granting and, as such, is hopelessly unprepared for her mission.
  • Master of None: She isn't good at anything related to wish-granting.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: She turns out to have been spying on the Star Darlings and was told to pretend to be a sad orphan.
  • Sixth Ranger: Downplayed. She used to be a member but was cut.
  • Shrinking Violet: She's even quieter than Cassie, and is scared of many things.
  • Survival Mantra: She doesn't have a Mirror Mantra and borrows Leona's and Scarlet's.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Rancora used her to infiltrate the group, spy on them, and discredit Lady Stella.
  • Walking Spoiler: It's difficult to talk about her role after Scarlet's book without spoiling things.
  • Wham Line: She reveals that the orders to attend Starland Academy apparently came from Lady Stella.
  • You Don't Look Like You: In the book series her hair is described as yellow and orange, but in the web series it's pink and red.


A theatre enthusiast who dreams of being a famous actress. She becomes Scarlet's new roommate after her dismissal from the Star Darlings.

  • Chekhov's Gun: Her costume collection helps Scarlet sneak around Starland.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Mira convincingly disguises herself as an old woman and pretends to be her own grandmother, just to see if Scarlet would believe it.


Voiced by: Parvesh Cheena
A Bot-Bot robot companion for the Star Darlings. He forms an especially close bond with Sage.


Sage's mother and a prominent scientist, she studies ways to increase positive energy and worked alongside Lady Stella for a long time.

  • Adapted Out: She is not seen or mentioned in the cartoon at all.
  • Generation Xerox: She looks exactly like an older version of Sage, down to the eyes, hair, and pointy chin.
  • Neutral Female: She just stands there and holds up her Wish Energy calculator as the girls battle Rancora.

Lady Astrid

The headmistress of Starling Academy when Stella, Indirra, and Cora attended. After completing her cycle of life, she appointed Stella the new headmistress in her will.

  • Because Destiny Says So: Astrid said she couldn't accept Cora back at the Academy, not only because of what she'd done, but because doing so would undermine the prophecy.
  • Poor Communication Kills: Lady Astrid only showed Stella the prophecy involving her and Cora after it became relevant by happening.
  • Posthumous Character: She's only seen in flashbacks.

Lady Rancora
Voiced by: April Stewart
A famous Starland actress, Rancora is mentioned in several books before becoming prominent. She's the main villain of the series, and her past is revealed in Good Wish Gone Bad. As a student, her name was Cora.

  • Big Bad: She's the main villain of the series and is responsible for the energy crisis, sparking the entire plot.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Mira mentions her in Scarlet's book, and she's name-dropped again in Astra's book.
  • Evil Former Friend: She and Lady Stella were best friends in school together.
  • Giggling Villain: She does a lot of evil cackling, especially in the cartoon.
  • Master of Disguise: She posed as Lady Stella to fool Ophelia, and Lady Cordial to fool everyone.
  • Meaningful Name: Rancor is a synonym for hatred.
  • Obviously Evil: From her name to her appearance, everything about Rancora screams "evil."
  • Tragic Villain: She was negatively affected by an extreme amount of negative energy. Prolonged exposure caused her to thrive on it, and she vowed revenge on Lady Stella and Starland as a whole. Making matters worse is that the whole thing was prophesied, meaning she had no way to avoid it.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: She used to be Lady Stella's best friend, and a promising Starling.
  • Vampiric Draining: In the cartoon, she can drain positive energy and turn it into negative energy in order to empower herself, with extreme drainage being lethal to her victims.


A boy who Astra meets in her book, Astra's Mixed-up Mission.
  • Implied Love Interest: He's a fan of her and seems to like her.
  • The Charmer: Is mischievous and Astra exhibits strange feelings around him, possibly romantic feelings.



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