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Ph’yzzon

Starfire’s Second Husband

Related Links:  Starfire (Koriand’r)TamaranX’Hal
Myand’r & Luand’r  • Blackfire (Komand’r)
Ryand’r (Darkfire) • Prince Karras

 History


New Start on New Tamaran

When Starfire returned to Tamaran, she met and fell in love with a proud general named Ph’yzzon. After a quick courtship,Koriand’r and Ph’yzzon married. But the newlyweds were soon embroiled in an interplanetary conflict within the Vegan Star System, incited by Evil Raven. Starfire enlisted the help of the New Titans as well as Cyborg, whose consciousness had been absorbed by the alien Technis. During this attack, it was revealed that Ph’yzzon had acquired powers due to Psion experimentation, allowing him to send energy forms of himself which he called “binaries.”

Despite their assistance, the loss was great – as the entire planet of Tamaran was destroyed along with the Technis. Evil Raven’s motives soon became clear. Her true target was Starfire, since the last vestige of Raven’s pure soul lay dormant within her. Upon realizing this, Raven’s white soul self emerged from Starfire, helping the Titans to destroy Evil Raven utterly. Now free, Raven’s pure soul was reborn in a golden spirit form.

Starfire and Ph’yzzon then gathered the surviving Tamaraneans who were off-world during the explosion, and vowed to rebuild their culture on a planet dubbed New Tamaran.

ABOVE: Ph’yzzon displays his binary powers.
BELOW: Ph’yzzon reveals his marriage to Kory in New Titans #129 [1995]

Deadly Destruction

When the planet-consuming Sun Eater ravaged the galaxy, New Tamaran lay in its path. An alien woman named Dusk tried to warn the Tamaraneans, but Queen Komand’r was too short-sighted and xenophobic to listen. Koriand’r attempted to communicate with the Dusk, even as her sister and husband planned a more direct attack on the threat heading for their planet. At this point, Koriand’r regarded her marriage to Ph’yzzon as a more formal union, as she remarked, “While ours was a marriage more of politics than passion, I was never more proud of my husband”.

Komand’r labeled her sister a traitor and banished her. Starfire left the planet and was unable to prevent its destruction. New Tamaran was engulfed by the Sun Eater – along with many of the remaining Tamaraneans and Koriand’r’s new husband, Ph’yzzon.

In honor of his heroic sacrifice, Queen Komand’r named the flagship of her nomadic Tamaranean fleet “The Phyzzon.”

Kory and Ph’yzzon and… baby? From the final issue – New Titans #130 [1995]

 Notes


As Starfire and Ph’yzzon settled on New Tamaran, Raven sensed Starfire was pregnant. No other mention has ever been made of this, nor has Starfire acknowledged it.

The relationship between Koriand’r and Ph’yzzon was later relegated to a more formal union. When Ph’yzzon faced the Sun Eater in Final Night Preview [1996], Starfire remarked: “While ours was a marriage more of politics than passion, I was never more proud of my husband”.

In R.E.B.E.L.S. #16 [2009], Queen Komand’r’s flagship is known as “The Phyzzon,” a nod to the general’s heroic sacrifice.

 Powers & Abilities


Due to Psion experimentation, Ph’yzzon could conjure energy forms of himself, or “binaries” as he called them.

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Essential Reading


New Titans #127-130 [1995]: After Changeling escapes from S.T.A.R. Labs, the team is reunited with Victor Stone, now a computer form known as Cyberion. The Titans aid Starfire, who is danger from evil Raven (now resurrected once more). Evil Raven is trying to destroy her good self (which lay dormant in the body of Starfire). To ferret out Starfire, evil Raven incites a conflict in the Vegan star system. Tamaran is destroyed, killing many inhabitants including Starfire’s parents. A general in the Tamaranean fleet named Ph’yzzon aids the Titans and reveals he and Starfire are married. The Titans are able to destroy evil Raven utterly, and restore good Raven into a new spiritual golden body. Starfire decides to rebuild her culture on a new planet; many Tamaraneans were off-world during the explosion – enough to settle on a new planet dubbed New Tamaran. First Appearance of General Ph’yzzon in issue #127. Reveals he married Starfire in issue #129. Raven tells Starfire she is with child in issue #130, although this is never acknowledged in the future. Death of King Myand’r and Queen Luand’r, and most of the inhabitants of Tamaran in issue #128, where Tamaran explodes. 
Final Night Preview [1996]: 
As the Sun Eater ravages the galaxy, the planet of New Tamaran lay in its path. An alien woman named Dusk tries to warn the Tamaraneans, but Queen Komand’r [Blackfire] is too short sighted and xenophobic to listen. Starfire believes her and tried to warn her fellow Tamaraneans. She attempts to communicate with the alien, even as her sister and husband Ph’yzzon are planning an attack on whoever had done this to their source of energy. At some point, the relationship between Koriand’r and Ph’yzzon must have changed; for she remarked when he took off with his fleet to go up against whatever they faced, “While ours was a marriage more of politics than passion, I was never more proud of my husband”. Komand’r labels her sister Koriand’r a traitor and banishes her. Starfire leaves the planet and is unable to prevent its destruction. New Tamaran is destroyed by the Sun Eater – along with many of the remaining Tamaraneans and Koriand’r’s new husband, Ph’yzzon. Koriand’r travels to earth to warn the heroes. This story was originally produced as a 6-page prelude to the FINAL NIGHT crossover, and given away free. It was later included in the FINAL NIGHT trade paperback. Death of Ph’yzzon.

 



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