The sisters Starfire and Blackfire are Tamaraneans.

A Tamaranean is a person native to the planet Tamaran in the Vegan System. Tamaraneans are very much humanoid in appearance, but are recognizable due to their characteristic orange-toned skin and green eyes, which are common among their race. Tamaraneans are extremely powerful beings, being capable of:

  • Bright-green energy projection like starbolts, spheres and blasts
  • Manifesting energy from their bodies
  • Accelerated healing factor
  • Flight
  • Superhuman strength, agility, durability and endurance
  • Omnilinguistic assimilation
  • Invulnerability
  • Self-sustenance
  • Experienced hand-to-hand combatant

which they use to fight their enemies. Some well known Tamaraneans include Starfire, Blackfire, Galfore, and Wildfire. "Tamaranean" is also the name of their spoken language. They are also capable of learning foreign languages through lip contact, during which they learn said languages almost instantly, though the subtleties of the language may still elude them. Tamaraneans have nine stomachs; Starfire said she is thankful for having nine stomachs in Mother Mae-Eye (episode).

The nemesis of the Tamaraneans are the Gordanians, a reptile-like warrior race with whom the Tamaraneans have fought many conflicts.

The Tamaraneans are ruled by the Grand Ruler of Tamaran, the most recent one being Galfore, the caretaker of Princess Starfire. Blackfire is also a Princess of Tamaran, and Wildfire is the Prince. Starfire was surrendered to the Gordanians by Blackfire as a bargaining chip so that the Gordanians would not invade Tamaran (And also because Blackfire sought to be rid of Starfire). Starfire has since escaped their custody and is now a member of the Teen Titans on Earth.

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