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Tala


Tala on the cover of Phantom Stranger, issue 4 Image File history File links PhantomStranger4. ... The Phantom Stranger is a fictional character of unspecified paranormal origins who battles mysterious and occult forces in various titles published by DC Comics, sometimes under their Vertigo imprint. ...

Publisher DC Comics
First appearance Phantom Stranger v2 #4 (November-December 1969)
Created by
Characteristics
Alter ego Tala
Abilities Vast undefined magical powers

Tala is a fictional supervillainess in the DC Comics universe. She first appeared as an adversary of the Phantom Stranger, but she is also known for her appearances on Justice League Unlimited. Tala is the mistress of her own part of Hell. Usually manipulating mortals into doing evil, she has also tried to unleash evil forces upon our world. Occasionally, she has allied herself with the Lords of Chaos or the evil sorcerer Tannarak, whom she has also been romantically involved with. Tala is an enemy of the Phantom Stranger, whom she has variously tried to destroy and seduce. She seems to have a gentler side, as witnessed on Tannarak's Nightclub 'Bewitched', where she has waited tables and chatted with Zatanna. DC Comics is an American comic book and related media company. ... In comic books, first appearance refers to first comic book to feature a character. ... The Phantom Stranger is a fictional character of unspecified paranormal origins who battles mysterious and occult forces in various titles published by DC Comics, sometimes under their Vertigo imprint. ... Alice, a fictional character based on a real character from the work of Lewis Carroll. ... Doctor Doom, one of the most archetypal supervillains and his arch-enemies The Fantastic Four (in background). ... DC Comics is an American comic book and related media company. ... Cover to the History of the DC Universe trade paperback. ... The Phantom Stranger is a fictional character of unspecified paranormal origins who battles mysterious and occult forces in various titles published by DC Comics, sometimes under their Vertigo imprint. ... Justice League Unlimited (or JLU) was the name of an American animated television series that was produced by and aired on Cartoon Network. ... Zatanna Zatara is a fictional character in the DC Comics universe. ...


Fictional character biography

First appearing in The Phantom Stranger v2 #4 (1969), distinguished by its utilization of the series for actual supernatural phenomena and not debunking mysticism like its first incarnation, Tala is known as the archnemesis of the Stranger. She is a demoness and a mistress of Hell, and her motives reflect such origins, as she is known for either trying to doom mortals' souls to ruin or aiming to unleash apocalyptic evils upon the world. She has claimed to find the Stranger attractive and is thus interested in him, but the comics have never followed through on these hints, nor are these claims known to be true. For other uses, see Hell (disambiguation). ...


Appearances in other media

Tala appeared on Justice League Unlimited (voiced by Juliet Landau) as one of the key members of Project Cadmus. Her role in the government black ops group is never specifically detailed, although it would be best determined that she is responsible for mystical and magical projects (like trying to reverse engineer the Annihilator, Hephaestus' living suit of armor made for Ares). While she is portrayed as a project leader, sitting at the big table, she gets trapped in a mirror by the trickery of Felix Faust and is not seen for the rest of the season. She is, at this point, not the immortal evil from the comics, but a skilled magician whose magical imprisonment at Faust's hands shows that she has limits to her powers. Justice League Unlimited (or JLU) was the name of an American animated television series that was produced by and aired on Cartoon Network. ... Juliet Landau (born March 30, 1965) is an American actress. ... Project Cadmus is a fictional government genetic engineering project in the DC Comics Universe. ... Hephaestus, Greek god of forging, riding a Donkey; Greek drinking cup (skyphos) made in the 5th century BC Hephaestus (IPA pronunciation: or ; Greek Hêphaistos) was the Greek god whose Roman equivalent was Vulcan; he was the god of technology including, specifically blacksmiths, craftsmen, artisans, sculptors, metals and metallurgy, and... Ares is a DC Comics character based on the Greek god of the same name. ... Felix Faust is a fictional sorcerer and supervillain who appears in stories published by DC Comics. ...


Tala reappears in the Justice League Unlimited's third season, this time as a member of the Legion of Doom, created by Gorilla Grodd. In the episode, "Dead Reckoning", it is explained that she escaped the mirror with the help of Grodd. She has taken over Giganta's position as Grodd's female companion and also serves as the legion's master of magic and mysticism. This article is about the supervillain group. ... Gorilla Grodd is a fictional character appearing in DC Comics, primarily as an opponent of The Flash. ... Giganta (Real name Doris Zuel) is a powerful DC Comics supervillainess with the ability to grow into a towering, incredibly strong giantess. ...

Tala with Lex Luthor in the series Justice League Unlimited.

As Lex Luthor took control of the Legion from Grodd, Tala quickly changed positions, swearing allegiance to Luthor and becoming his new groupie (with implications of more, as seen in "The Great Brain Robbery"). In that same episode, she shows interest in The Flash (who by the help of Doctor Fate, got trapped in Lex Luthor's body) without even knowing it. In these recent appearances, the seductive qualities that her comic version shows have come into her characterization. Image File history File linksMetadata TalaLuthor. ... Image File history File linksMetadata TalaLuthor. ... Lex Luthor is a fictional supervillain owned by DC Comics and the noted archenemy of Superman. ... Justice League Unlimited (or JLU) was the name of an American animated television series that was produced by and aired on Cartoon Network. ... Lex Luthor is a fictional supervillain owned by DC Comics and the noted archenemy of Superman. ... A groupie is a person who, while he/she may be a fan at some level, seeks intimacy (most often physical, sometimes emotional) with a famous person. ... The Flash. ... Doctor Fate is a DC Comics superhero and wizard, best known as a member of the Justice Society of America. ...


In the penultimate episode of the series, Tala gets fed up with Luthor, as he is consumed with the task of restoring Brainiac, so she goes to the imprisoned Grodd and helps him mount an insurrection against Luthor. Lex, however, defeats Grodd and, thanks to a very expensive magic amulet he purchased in case she attacked him with her magic, takes Tala prisoner. She tries to woo her way back into Luthor's good graces, but he reveals that he has other plans for her. Hooking her up to a machine, Lex uses Tala as a power conduit to restore Brainiac, but resurrects Darkseid instead. The restoration of Darkseid ultimately kills Tala (as revealed in an interview by the show's creative team), with a rather horrifying scream. It was suggested on the DVD commentary that she was responsible for bringing back Darkseid instead of Brainiac as a final "screw you" to Luthor. Brainiac is a fictional character, a DC Comics supervillain and frequent opponent of Superman. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ...


External links

  • Tala at the DC Animated Universe Wiki

  Results from FactBites:
 
tala | English | Dictionary & Translation by Babylon (303 words)
Tala (music), a rhythmic pattern in Carnatic or Hindustani music.A three piece experimental pop rock band based in Montreal, Canada that combines improvisational elements from late twentieth-century music employing modern western instruments infused with sitar.
Tala (comics), a DC Comics supervillainess of the Phantom Stranger.
The talas stand for the material aspects or substance-principles of the different worlds which are the cosmic universe, in contrast with the lokas which suggest the spiritual aspect of the universe.
Tala (comics) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (515 words)
Tala is a fictional character in DC Comics' The Phantom Stranger titles.
She is a demoness and a mistress of Hell, and her motives reflect such origins, as she is known for either trying to doom mortals' souls to ruin or aiming to unleash apocalyptic evils upon the world.
In the season finale, Tala gets fed up with Luthor, as he is consumed with the task of restoring Brainiac, so she goes to the imprisoned Grodd and helps him mount an insurrection on Luthor; Lex defeats Grodd and takes Tala prisoner.
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