Star-Stalker is a fictional character in the Marvel Universe. Created by Steve Englehart and Bob Brown, its first appearance was in Avengers #123 (May 1974).
The Star-Stalker was a mutant Vorm who destroyed planets by absorbing energy in the form of ions (electrically charged atoms).
Millennia ago, the Star-Stalker attacked the prison planet to which the Kree dissidents known as the Priests of Pama had been exiled. Acting together, the Priests defended themselves by creating a fissure which caused the Star-Stalker to be exposed to molten lava while it was in its ionic combustion state, forcing it to flee back into space. The Priests traded the information of the creature's sole weakness to the Kree Supreme Intelligence in exchange for freedom from their prison planet to prepare to fight the Star Stalker again. The Priests split up, taking their secret allies the Cotati away from Hala with them.
Years later on Earth, the Priests of Pama there were killed by a Vietnamese criminal named Khruul. The Star-Stalker sensed this and traveled to Earth and killed Khruul as well. The Avengers arrived and fought the Star-Stalker in the Priests' temple. The Avengers fought him with everything they had, but could not affect him. Mantis realized what the Star-Stalker's weakness was, and directed the Vision to attack; the alien could not withstand the Vision's solar ray and fell dead.
Later, the Grim Reaper resurrected a number of former Avengers foes as pawns for his Legion of the Unliving, using the power of the demon Lloigoroth. The Star-Stalker was included among these foes, and attacked Hercules. However, the Grim Reaper lost control of his pawns, and they attacked him until Lloigoroth drew the Grim Reaper and the Legion to him through a dimensional vortex.
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