Tara has olive green hues and reddish-brown hair which falls several inches past
her shoulders. She is approximately 5'5" tall and 125lbs, with a slim and
Tara is rather reserved and keeps herself distant from those around her.
Mechanical telepathy. Tara has mechanical telepathy which allows her to
communicate with machinery.
lived every child's dream of growing up in the circus. Her parents were acrobats
in a carnival performance that traveled up and down the west coast. She grew up
and learned her parents trade - joining their act when she was only six years
When Tara was still a youngster, the media began to put
out vast amounts of propaganda concerning mutants and their destructive nature.
Like millions of other humans worldwide, her parents and circus family bought in
to the stories about mutant-kind all being like Magneto and his brood.
On the onset of puberty, Tara's abilities emerged. She
kept her unnatural gifts hidden from her parents and the carnival people around
her that she had come to call family. However, it wasn't long before she broke
down and told her parents. They were aghast that their only child was a mutant.
Under the assumption that her parents would never accept her, she ran away from
Over the next several months, twelve-year-old Tara
searched for other mutants like herself, not fully understanding what was
happening to her or what she was. It just so happened that the Acolytes got to
An Acolyte by the name of David Hartford "Remus" filled
her head with notions of how humans were only going to hate her, and how she
would only ever feel a sense of belonging among mutants like herself. Being an
impressionable preteen, it wasn't difficult for Remus to convince Tara to join
after she joined the Acolytes, and
her mind had been turned against humankind - believing that Magneto's ideology
was the only way for mutants to exist in this world.
Tara was sixteen years old, she participated in an assault on the Xavier
Institute. During the attack, she chose to save an X-Men, Ayami Horobi, from an
attack by an Acolyte. Because of Tara's actions, she was left behind in the
attack and captured by the X-Men. After nearly a month in the holding cells, she
was determined not to be a threat to the Xavier Institute, merely a mixed-up
teenage girl. Tara was released from the holding cells and offered safe asylum
at the Xavier Institute. Tara chose to seek refuge at the Xavier Institute,
knowing her chances of survival outside its walls was minimal due to inevitable
retaliation from the Acolytes for her betrayal. Tara had no other option but to trust the X-men as they fended off any
assassination or retribution attempts by the Acolytes for Tara's disloyalty.
a year later, Tara was a well-adjusted student at the Xavier Institute's School
for Gifted Youngsters. She had developed a few friendships, but was still
conflicted over her beliefs on mutant-human relations, uncertain whose ideology
- Xavier's or Magneto's - was correct.
long, Tara was assigned to a student training squad known as the Corsairs which
helped students foster their mutant abilities in a team setting and prepared
students for future lives as X-Men.
two years as a Corsair, Tara was inducted into the X-Men. Tara truly sees the
Xavier Institute as her home, and would do anything to protect it.
has spent a long time working closely with her fellow X-men. Whether it is
training in the danger room or fighting along side one another on missions. She
has also developed some close friendships, one of which blossomed into a
romantic relationship with Damien DeVol.