Konstantin Kovar
Konstantin Kovar
Personal Info:
Real Name: Konstantin Kovar
Also Known As: No known Alias
Place Of Birth: Russia
First Appearance: Teen Titans Vol.1 #18 (1968) Silver Age Villain
Known Associates: No known Associates
Group Affiliation: KGB Black Op's
Base Of Operations: Moscow, Russia
Grudges: Teen Titans and Red Star
Creators: Len Wein, Marv Wolfman and Bill Drau
Konstantin Kovar has no super human powers, however he is a skilled archaeologist and mechanical engineer.
Konstantin Kovar was a well-renowned Russian archeologist who served the interests of his country. When a meteor was believed to have crashed in Russiaís Yenesi River in 1908, Konstantin and his son, Leonid, learned it was an alien spacecraft. Leonid touched the wrong control of the ship at the wrong time and was irradiated with incredible energies that mutated his body. When these energies manifested themselves as superpowers, Leonid was taken by the Soviet State and subjected to training which turned him into the first of a new generation of Russian meta-humans. Originally called Starfire, Leonid dutifully served his country.
Konstantin Kovar seemingly perished under mysterious circumstances while serving the Soviet Union. This left young Leonid an orphan of the state; Through much of his adult life, Konstantinís friend Pyotr Raskov looked after Leonid and became his surrogate father. He later changed his name to Red Star and became allied with the American super-heroes known as the Teen Titans. In secret, Konstantin became part of a black-ops team in the KGB.
Konstantin and his brethren sought to secretly take control of Russia while discredting the United States. To this end, He attempted to breed a group of cybernetically engineered Meta-Men, using the technology from Cyborg. To enact their plan, the KGB framed Raskov for treason and took over Science City, forcing the scientist to call Red Star back to him homeland. This was an attempt to secure Cyborg, to use his technology to enhance the Meta-Men and assassinate the President and blame it on the United States.
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