Villain Overview
I find one who hurt you. I kill. I good kitty.
~ Dex-Starr
Sadists. I hear the screams of your victims.
~ Dex-Starr

Dex-Starr (real name: Dexter) is a villain in Final Crisis: Rage of the Red Lanterns #1. He was an abused kitten at a local animal shelter. He now serves as the pet and feline companion of Atrocitus.


He was a special cat because he was blue. He was sad and scared until one day a kind woman adopted him. She fed him and gave him balls of yarn to play with. She would never hurt him. She gave him a home so he gave her love, but things changed when a man broke into their apartment. 

Desperately, Dexter scratched the intruder as hard as he could, but he was a young kitty and sadly, the woman died that night. A few days later, the police kicked Dexter out of his apartment.

Now, Dexter was alone in the streets, sad, until two kids decided to put him in a bag and throw him out of the Brooklyn Bridge. Then a red ring came to him, and he was recruited into the Red Lantern Corps.

However, he did not go on a rampage like other beginning Red Lanterns; instead, he went back to his apartment and curled up into a ball next to the one who cared for him and simply said: "I find one who hurt you, I kill, I good kitty.".

In Other Media

  • Dex-Starr appeared as a playable character in Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham. He is first found in the Hall of Justice in a side quest, requesting the player to keep enemies from attacking him until he counts to 10. He later appears in Yismault, where Catwoman requests the player to help find a place which could be his territory.
  • Dex-Starr appears in Justice League Action.
  • Dex-Starr appears in Injustice 2.
  • Dex-Starr appears in Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Aquaman: Rage of Atlantis.
    • Dex-Starr appears in Lego DC Super-Villains.


  • He is the only Earth animal Red Lantern to date.
  • He is the only Red Lantern that at the beginning did not kill everyone he meets, and did not need the Red Lantern blood pool.
  • It is unknown if his other four brothers are still alive.
  • He is the only Red Lantern to wear the ring on his tail (because he cannot wear on his finger because he's a cat, and his fingers are too thick and small).
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