Sorry if this is a noob question or it's been answered elsewhere. I've looked everywhere I could think of to find an answer, but with no success.
Are the growth modifiers retroactive? If they are, it makes no difference whether you level up a character or increase their stars first. However, if they are not, you could cripple a character permanently by increasing their level massively (granting them very few small in strength, agility, and intelligence each level) before increasing their star rating (which increases their growth modifier).