Tamaraneans are a sapient humanoid species native to the world of Tamaran in the Vega system. They're notable for their ability to fly without wings (much like Kryptonians).
History[edit | edit source]
Tamaraneans used scientific skills to make Tamaran a tropical paradise where man and nature stood side by side. The Tamareaneans fought a war with the Citadel for a century until princess Komand'r gave up secrets which resulted in a major loss on the part of the Tamareans. After this, King Myand'r agreed to a treaty in which the Citadel would leave the planet alone, but Tamaran would give up their warrior culture in favor of a more agricultural living. As well, Princess Koriand'r was given up for slavery to the Citadel. The Citadel was defeated by the Omega Men and Tamaran was plunged into civil war. This was ultimately resolved with Komand'r being given command of the planet.
Biology[edit | edit source]
Tamaraneans are golden-skinned humanoid people who descended from a feline-like race. They have the power to convert ultraviolet radiation into energy for flight with the females producing a distinctive contrail that seems to flow from their hair. Tamaraneans have nine stomachs and are known to consume food that most Humans would find unappealing. They also seem to have the ability to learn new languages instantly by means of "lip contact" (kissing). As they mature, young Tamaraneans experience a phase of "transformation", in which they may undergo temporary physiological oddities and enter a chrysalis stage. The Cironielian Chrysalis Eater is a natural predator of the species during this stage. Both Starfire and Blackfire gained the ability to fire "starbolts", beams of energy, as a result of experiments performed by the Psions.
Culture and society[edit | edit source]
Tamaraneans traditionally worship the goddess X'Hal. They are ruled by their emotions and were renowned as excellent warriors. Tamaraneans believe in the value of friendship. Friendship is honored in the Blorthog festival in which friends exchange gifts. They fear the rekmas, the point at which friends begin drifting apart. Other races have been known to hold racism towards Tamaraneans, such as the case of the Vernathian Val Yor, who frequently called Starfire "Troq" (meaning he views her and her kind as worthless and inferior), though it is a mystery as to why.
Powers and Abilities[edit | edit source]
Tamaraneans are extremely powerful beings capable of amazing things. They mainly use their abilities for combat purposes but can use them for other tasks as well. Many of their powers are fueled by specific emotions. Their known abilities are:
- Generating bright green-colored (or lilac in the case of Blackfire) energy from their hands and eyes
- Accelerated healing factor
- Self-sustained flight in vacuum and atmosphere
- Superhuman strength
- Superhuman reflexes
- Enhanced stamina
- Superhuman condition
- Superhuman endurance
- Superhuman agility
- Linguistic assimilation (via lip contact)
- Have nine stomachs
- A long lizard-like tongue
- Tolerance to extreme environmental conditions
- Experienced hand-to-hand combat and martial arts
- Experienced use of various weaponry; such as swords, harpoons, or longbow and arrows
- Extended Longevity; capable of living for hundreds of years and have a slowed aging process
Weaknesses[edit | edit source]
Some Tamaraneans may be allergic to metallic chromium.
Notes[edit | edit source]
- According to Derrick J. Wyatt, the Omnitrix from the Ben 10 franchise contains Tamaranean DNA. However, the corresponding transformation is exclusively available in the Gweniverse Gwen 10's Omnitrix.