The Starjammers have been a part of the X-Men franchise since the late 70’s and have carved their own place in Marvel history. The team is composed of space pirates turned freedom fighters. The group has fought to free the Shi’Ar (pronounced Shee Are) Empire from the rule of the illegitimate Empress Deathbird. They have a number of comparisons with various mutants in the Marvel Universe.
Ch’od and Juggernaut
Ch’od is a member of Saurid race and is an amphibious alien. He has both gills and lungs which allows him to breathe in and out of water. Ch’od possesses superhuman strength, endurance and durability. Juggernaut is a mutant villain with amazing strength and becomes almost indestructible. Juggernaut has fought entire teams of X-Men and beat them.
Binary and Pyro
As Binary, Danvers gained superhuman strength and control of cosmic energy blasts. Binary also had the ability to fly and could survive in the vacuum of space. Pyro was featured in the second and third X-Men movies and has the ability to control fire. He can manipulate fire but not create it. Pyro is equipped with flame producing wrist bands that allow him to produce flame as needed.
Havoc and Sunspot
Havoc is the youngest son of Starjammers leader Christopher Summers. Havoc has the ability to project high intensity bursts of plasma. He wore a uniform that helped him control his blasts. Sunspot has the ability to absorb solar energy and convert it into physical strength. One weakness that Sunspot has is that he must have access to solar energy to keep his strength. Once he runs out of solar energy, he powers down. Sunspot can also cast solar energy at targets with incredible heat and intensity.
Polaris and Magneto
Polaris is the daughter of Magneto and inherited all of his magnetic powers. Polaris has the ability to magnetically manipulate any kind of metal. She can also project bursts of magnetic energy that can disrupt electronic and computer systems. Magneto has the ability to control metal through the power of magnetism. He can use and bend metal to his will to make it do whatever he wishes.
Marvel Girl (Rachel Summers) and Jean Grey
Rachael Summers comes to the mainstream time from an alternate future where the Sentinels were not stopped and are destroying the world. Rachael has the ability of telepathy and can read minds, and plant thoughts into the minds of others. Summers has the ability to project a psionic blast to overwhelm the mind of the target. She can also use telekinesis to levitate objects and fly at high rates of speed.
Jean Grey has the power of telepathy from her mutant genetics and has the ability to create force fields and lift objects with the sheer power of her mind. Jean saved the X-Men in X2 by holding back floodwaters and lifting their jet, the Blackbird out of danger.