As brilliant as the sun from which she derives her powers, Koriand'r of Tamaran has refused to let the torments she's suffered crush her spirit.
Koriand'r, heir to the throne of the planet Tamaran, has played a multitude of roles over the course of her long, tumultuous history—from princess to slave to Teen Titan. An alien who was ousted from her home via a coup led by her devious older sister, and later captured by torturous alien scientists, Kori's past is as unpleasant as they come. But she's never let the suffering that’s marked her life break her gentle spirit.
Kori's arrival on Earth was the result of a happy accident that landed her right in the middle of a pivotal moment in Teen Titans history. With the team, she began a new life and made a home for herself among her new friends and family, shedding the horrors of her past. She came to love Earth and its inhabitants, though their customs occasionally confused her.
A bright-eyed, curious and compassionate person, Kori is quick to make friends and quicker still to become the center of attention wherever she goes. But her sometimes naive persona should never result in her being taken for granted—under it lies the fierce heart of a once and future Tamaranian queen.
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DC COMICS PRESENTS #26 (1980)