A Tamaranean is a person native to the planet Tamaran in the Vegan System. Tamaraneans are humanoid in appearance, but are recognizable due to their characteristic orange-toned skin, red hair and green eyes, which are common among their race. Although rare individuals can be born with purple eyes and black hair. Some well known Tamaraneans include Starfire, Blackfire, Galfore, and Wildfire.
Tamaraneans are mostly identical to humans in appearance, but they are still far from being the same, having a unique biology that allows them to perform amazing feats as well as a very uniquely named anatomy. Tamaraneans also have nine stomachs; Starfire said she is thankful for having nine stomachs in Mother Mae-Eye. They also seem to lack a navel, unless it is in a different place to a human's.
Powers and Abilities
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. Their known abilities are:
- Bright-green energy projection like starbolts, spheres and blasts
- Manifesting energy from their bodies
- Accelerated healing factor
- Superhuman strength, agility, durability and endurance
- Omnilinguistic assimilation
- Experienced hand-to-hand combatant
"Tamaranean" is also the name of their spoken language. They are also capable of learning foreign languages through lip contact, during which they learn said languages almost instantly, though the subtleties of the language may still elude them.
The Tamaraneans are ruled by the Grand Ruler of Tamaran, the most recent one being Galfore, the caretaker of Princess Starfire. Blackfire is also a Princess of Tamaran, and Wildfire is the Prince. Tamaraneans also revere the goddess X'hal as their supreme deity and may use her name as a respectful hailing.
The nemesis of the Tamaraneans are the Gordanians, a reptile-like warrior race with whom the Tamaraneans have fought many conflicts. Princess Starfire was once surrendered to the Gordanians by Princess Blackfire as a bargaining chip so that the Gordanians would not invade Tamaran (and also because Blackfire sought to be rid of Starfire so she could rule Tamaran unopposed). Starfire has since escaped their custody and is now a member of the Teen Titans on Earth.