Shanga was born to a race of cosmically powered humanoid aliens called the Zhalla'Klans, a virtually immortal people possesing natural cosmic energy manipulating powers. Devoting her life to the art of dance, Shanga spent millennia practicing and perfecting her craft.

But even as she grew more skillful, she began to find life on Zhall'Kla unsatisfying. Desiring new thrills and challenges, Shanga began a centuries-long journey through space. Travelling aimlessly, she explored distant star systems, all the while failing to properly mark her course. She eventually realized that she was hopelessly lost.

For the past several eons, she has desperately searched for any clue that could help point out the direction to her homeworld. Happening upon Earth, she took with her a mate, Elton Morrow, who in the 1940s had been known as the Blue Diamond.


The Star-Dancer possesses a cosmic energy enhanced physiology, certain cosmic perceptions, and the ability to mentally manipulate cosmic energy for a variety of effects. The Star-Dancer's cosmically enhanced physiology is extremely strong and resistant to conventional harm, including the rigors of travel through space without protective garb.

By generating fields of cosmic force, she can protect herself from extremes in temperature and pressure, penetration wounds, and harmful radiations. By surrounding herself with an invisible cocoon of cosmic energy, she can lift (press) about 70 tons at Earth gravity. The Star-Dancer can also project beams of cosmic energy from her hands with great concussive force, the limit of which is not yet known. The Star-Dancer does not need to eat, instead deriving life-giving energies directly from cosmic energy.


The Star-Dancer possesses a "stellar matrix-sense", an extrasensory perception of flux in the probability fields that surround her. Aware of such flux, she can anticipate certain critical factors that may affect her life and thus take steps to control them.

She can also perform a total dissectory scan upon most living organisms which can reveal to her the organism's "racial memory" (the total path of an organism's evolution as recorded in an extrasensory extension of what in man are DNA molecules). A variation on this technique can also reveal to her an organism's conscious thoughts, although the process can be very harmful to said organism.

The Star-Dancer propels herself through space by focussing cosmic energy in a beam behind her while using the familiar physical expression of dance. Although she can access hyperspace, she prefers to travel at sub-light speeds because it allows her to choreograph for several decades and to explore every nuance of each of her dances.

Strength level

The Star-Dancer can lift (press) 70 tons at Earth gravity.


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