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Tamara Rahn (Marvel)

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Superhuman strength and drability, peak human speed and agility (in water) Superhuman strength (stronger than on land), water speed, stamina, agility and reflexes, besides the ability to survive underwater for indefinite periods, but not out of water for more than a few minutes

Tamara Rahn and other members of the Banari race came to Earth from the aquatic planet of Laab. Believing them to be invaders, all of the Banari except Tamara were slain by the Atlantean military. However, Tamara Rahn still survived, and evaded the Atlanteans for a time, hoping to seek vengeance on behalf of her race. She was eventually taken captive and brought before Lord Vashti. Vashti was saddened by the needless death of the Brotherhood, and asked how they might make amends. She asked for Atlantis' aid in rebuilding her craft so that she could return to her people. Soon, the Sub-Mariner found a surviving Haab, and it was placed into Tamara's care. After her vessel was repaired, instead of returning home, Tamara opened fire on Atlantis. Her vessel was attacked by the Sub-Mariner, who defeated the Haab. She tried to ram the ship into Atlantis, but it was unable to make it, and Namor took her captive. Returned to Atlantis, she threw herself upon Lord Vashti's mercy, and was permitted to remain in Atlantis as their guest.

Tamara remained in Atlantis for some time to come. For awhile, she and Namor were lovers, but she later turned her affections towards Tiger Shark.

While Tamara was away from her people, they were conquered by the Fomalhauti race. The Fomalhauti placed them and the Haab into servitude, and several of them came to be in the employ of Xlyym, one of the Starblasters. As Xlyym sent the Haab to install two Planetary Thrusters in earth's oceans to tear the earth apart as a distraction for the Starblasters, his vessel was spied by both the Inhuman Triton, and the Atlantean Remora. Xlyym dispatched the Banari and Haab to attack Triton, while Remora set after Tamara, to inform her that her people were on earth. Tamara arrived with Tiger Shark, and aided the Banari against Triton, who was finally defeated by the Haab Zun. Trieste welcomed Tiger Shark and Tamara aboard Xlyym's ship, where they told Tamara how the Banari had been enslaved by the Fomalhauti using Skullhuggers. Since the Skullhuggers could not be removed without killing the wearer, Xlyym encouraged Tamara to join them. Just then, the Sub-Mariner and Stingray attacked Xlyym's ship, and he unleashed a Skullhugger-controlled Triton to attack them, backed up by the Banari and Haab.

In the course of the battle, Namor tore the Skullhugger from Triton, but Triton survived. Deciding that Xlyym had lied, Tamara set Tiger Shark after him, and went to aid Namor. She saved Namor from Trieste by throwing a desalinizer through her Skullhugger, destroying it. However, it turned out that Xlyym had been correct-- the Skullhugger had formed a symbiotic relationship, and because Trieste had worn it for so long, she could not be saved. She died from the removal of the Skullhugger.

The Sub-Mariner, Tamara, Tiger Shark, Stingray, the Thing, and Invisible Woman set after Xlyym's Planetary Thruster, and found it guarded by the Sisterhood and the Haab within Challenger Deep. They deployed a bomb to destroy it, and the bomb was put in place by the Haab Zun, who took the entire Sisterhood with him.

Tamara continued to be Tiger Shark's lover, up until he was mutated into a more savage, shark-like form.

Tamara was later shown to be a member of At'la'tique, a group of mostly Atlantean terrorists. After an altercation with the New Thunrderbolts, it was discovered that Tamara was merely infiltrating the organization on behalf of the Sub-Mariner.


First Appearance: The Sub-Mariner (1968) #58

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Issue Appearances:
Fantastic Four (1961)
Namor, The Sub-Mariner (1990)
New Thunderbolts (2005)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A To Z Update (2010)
Saga of the Sub-Mariner (1988)
Super-Villain Team-Up (1975)
The Avengers (1963)
The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Master Edition (1990)
The Sub-Mariner (1968)

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At'la'tique (Marvel)
Deep Six (Marvel)(01 - Namor's team)

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