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Dwarf Star

Dwarf Star
Real name
Dwight
Current alias
Dwarf Star
Alignment
Affiliation
Relatives
Midge (twin brother, deceased)
Universe
Base of operations
Space

Characteristics
Gender
Hair
Unusual features
Yes
Status
Marital status
Occupation
Port gunner
Education
Military academy
Origin
Origin
Mutated by hyperspace
Place of birth
Neptune
First appearance
Death

2000 AD prog 140
2000 AD prog 165

History

Before he was born, Dwight's family was en route to Neptune in a spaceship when they were attacked by the alien Geeks. To escape they had to shift into hyperspace. They reached Neptune safely, but hyperspace had left its mark on the unborn Dwight and his twin brother, Midge, and they were born with physical abnormalities. To get back at the Geeks they joined the space commandos and became gunners. Dwight, nicknamed 'Dwarf Star' because he and Midge were "like a couple of binary dwarf stars," was the port gunner with the V.C.s or 'vacuum cleaners', under the command of a no-nonsense sergeant called Jupe. (Both Dwarf Star and Loon, the starboard gunner, were described as "the best gunner in the fleet.")

When Midge was captured by the Geeks, he begged V.C. rookie Steve Smith to kill him rather than let him suffer a fate worse than death as one of the Geeks' P.O.W.s. Smith acquiesced and killed Midge by blowing up his ship, which Dwarf Star could not forgive.

Dwarf Star died when his turret was hid by a Geek missile base hidden on the surface of a dwarf star: "AAAAAH! I'm hit! Hit by... my... own... star!" He sealed the door to his turret so that the breach wouldn't kill everybody else on the ship and was sucked out into space, joining his brother. Dwarf Star's ghost later helped to guide Smith to wipe out the Geeks' high command and end the war.

New series

Dwarf Star was one of the dead V.C.s who haunted Steve Smith to keep him company. His ghost also aided Smith in resisting the interrogation of Geeks who had captured him and wanted him to tell them where he had concealed information on their deadly new weapon. However, he still thought that Smith was a "frickin' dense Earthworm."

Powers and abilities

Powers

Possibly superhuman vision (see below).

Abilities

Best laz-gunner in the fleet; has "the best vision on the ship" (according to Hen-Sho).

Strength level

Probably peak human male.

Weaknesses

Laser fire.

Paraphernalia

Transportation

A starship controlled by the artificial intelligence nicknamed Brother (later destroyed).

Weapons

The ship's laz-guns and needle lasers.

Links

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