The Justice Society must live on. Its legacy must survive. Someone with honor and strength must carry the torch. Not you. Someone with grace and heroism. You, you can’t do it. But someone out there will. But it’s definitely not you. Pat. You were a good friend.
Sylvester's last words

Sylvester Pemberton aka Starman is a character in The CW and DC Universe series, Stargirl.

Sylvester was a rich socialite during the day, but in hiding, he was a courageous and confident superhero known as, Starman. He was a member of the Justice Society of America. Starman wielded a mysterious anti-gravity weapon called the Cosmic Staff. His longtime partner was his sidekick, Stripesy, better known as Courtney Whitmore’s stepfather, Pat Dugan.[1]


Sylvester came from a rich family who was well-respected in Blue Valley. When he was fifteen, his family hired twenty-year-old Pat Dugan to be their driver and mechanic. Sylvester eventually put on a mask to stop criminals from threatening his parents, and Pat helped him. A few years later he found the cosmic staff, became the superhero Starman, joined the JSA, and brought Pat along with him.

Ten years ago, Sylvestor and his fellow JSA members entered a battle against the Injustice Society. Sylvester was mortally injured by Icicle during the battle but died later that night after he escaped with Pat Dugan. Sylvester's Starman belongings were safely guarded by Pat.


Physical Appearance

Sylvestor was a handsome man with a pale complexion. He was noted for his dark blue eyes, unkempt light brown hair and a short beard. He was tall with an athletic and muscular physique, most likely to help him execute his heroic deeds.



Season 1

Notes and Trivia

  • Sylvester and Courtney are the only known people who can wield the Cosmic Staff.
  • This incarnation of Sylvester blends elements of his comic counterpart with Jack Knight, son of the original Starman Ted Knight, and the wielder of the Cosmic Staff before Courtney. In the comics, Sylvester never took the name "Starman," nor did he wield the Cosmic Staff.
  • Sylvester's Starman costume is based on his comic counterpart's "Skyman" costume.



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