In the Amazon Prime show; The Boys, it's very obvious who a few of the super heroes are representative of. Homelander is representative of Superman, Queen Maeve represent Wonder Woman, The Deep represents Aquaman, A-Train represents The Flash, and Black Noir I think represents Batman.

However, I'm not really sure who Starlight is supposed to represent. All of the heroes above are all DC characters, so I would assume that she would also represent a DC superhero, but I have no idea who it would be.

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    I am doubtful about the Batman part.
    – Ankit Sharma
    Jul 31, 2019 at 10:41
  • @AnkitSharma it's def a stretch, but it was the closest i could think of
    – DForck42
    Jul 31, 2019 at 14:49
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    Black noir could be representing batman, but he has more resemblance on Owl Man
    – Vishwa
    Aug 23, 2019 at 7:07
  • What about star girl ? en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Courtney_Whitmore
    – Nigel Fds
    Jul 21, 2020 at 5:44

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Starlight was part of the originality of the show.

The boys are all kind of spoof throwaway characters but Starlight is part of the shows individuality from a digg article,

Some of the show's very best moments come from its wicked corporate satire, often seen through fresh-faced hero Starlight (Erin Moriarty), the newest member of the Seven. Her glimpse behind the scenes is hardly what she expects, as her outfit is made more revealing by the marketing team, various characters encourage her "authenticity" as if it's a cultivated false persona, and festivals featuring organizations named things like "Capes for Christ" book her for speaking engagements.

She actually has a pretty interesting background,

Starlight is an active superhero that possesses the ability to fly and emit a powerful blinding light, hence her superhero code name. Her real name Annie January, Starlight served on the conservative teenage superhero team the Young Americans in her early years where she also dated the leader of the team Drummer Boy. Anne was very religious and conservative, appealing to the good in people and with a sincere wish to do good.

Starlight (character)

If she was based on a DC character I would guess Doctor Light (Kimiyo Hoshi) who shares similar blinding capabilities and a somewhat similar suit although their backgrounds are completely different.

  • Her naiveté make me think of Starfire in the Teen Titans cartoon from Cartoon Network. Not a 1-1 match but I agree she is mostly an original of the show
    – m1gp0z
    Sep 3, 2019 at 21:24
  • You say she was a part of originality of the show, but she wasn't created for the show; she existed in the comics as well. Oct 9, 2020 at 10:13
  • Even translucent have no reference. Oct 11, 2020 at 2:54

I'd like to think she's a loose parody of Shazam. Hear me out:

1. Shazam and Starlight have relatively similar powers (light based).

2. Shazam is a member in some incarnations of the Justice League.

3. In the comics, Superman and Shazam are literal rivals.

4. Age. Starlight seems like the youngest of the seven, and Shazam (Billy Batson) is actually a young boy. The same applies if we are referencing other incarnations of Shazam. They were youngsters as compared to the rest of the team.

5. Her costume is strikingly similar to Shazam(Mary Marvel)'s:

Shazam (Mary Marvel)'s costume

Starlight's costume

These are just a few reasons I can get from the top of my head that make me want to believe she's a rendition of Shazam.

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