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Comic Legends: Was Starfire Originally Going to be Black?

posted Sep 2, 2017, 8:35 AM by Vu Nguyen
From Vu

TITANS (Television Show) (2018)
Warner Bros
Over at, they asked "Was Starfire Originally Going to be Black?" because of the recent casting of actress Anna Diop as Starfire. The person asking the question was convinced that Starfire was originally black.

The quick answer is: NO.  Starfire is an alien, but the character that was originally black was Raven.

If you watch the special feature "Titanic Minds" in TEEN TITANS: THE JUDAS CONTRACT (Bluray/DVD):

Marv Wolfman: In my original notes on Raven, I wrote, "She should be black."  But then I went, I don't like that concept, I don't like characters being called by their racial names, because you don't see... You never see white Superman, as a name.

George Perez: Right.

Marv: You never say, white Green Lantern.

George: Even White Tiger was Hispanic.