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Tamaran is a fictional planet in DC Comics, inhabited by Tamaraneans, an extraterrestrial race. The first Tamaranean introduced was Koriand'r, better known as the former Teen Titans member Starfire. The only other named Tamaraneans are Komand'r, Starfire's sister (also known as Blackfire),her younger brother Ryand'r and her parents, Myand'r and Luand'r. In the Teen Titans animated series, Galfore, Starfire's "k'norfka" (the equivalent of a nanny) appears as well, though her parents do not. The planet was destroyed in a war, along with Starfire's parents and many of its people. However, enough evacuated that they were able to settle on a new planet, though that planet was also destroyed. The most recent Tamaranean home was the planet Karna. DC Comics is one of the largest American companies in comic book and related media publishing. ... Extraterrestrial, as an adjective, refers to something that originates, occurs, or is located outside Earth or its atmosphere. ... For the animated television series based on this comic book, see Teen Titans (animated series). ... Starfire is the name of three superheroes who have appeared in comic books published by DC Comics. ... Blackfire (real name Komandr) is a fictional character in the DC Universe. ... Teen Titans was an American animated television series created by Sam Register and Glen Murakami and produced by Warner Bros. ...


Before its destruction, Tamaran had no one ruling family, but rather many ruling families. When the planet was led to war by the Citadel race, Starfire's parents became the planet's sole ruling family. However, Blackfire later seized control from her parents. Blackfire has since been the ruler of the Tamaranean people, even after the repeated destruction of their home world.

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History

It is possible that Tamaran was colonized by the Okaraans, after their planet was all but destroyed by war. The 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 citidel 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 citidel 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 citidel. The citidel 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.


Tamaranian

Tamaraneans are golden-skinned humanoid people who descended from a feline-like race. Tamaraneans traditionally worship the goddess X'Hal. Tamaraneans 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. They are ruled by their emotions and were renouned as excellent warriors. From DC Comics: A Tamaranian (also spelled Tamaranean) is an inhabitant of Tamaran, the fictional planet placed in the Vega system, approximately 26 light-years from Earth. ... Contrails are condensation trails (sometimes vapour trails): artificial cirrus clouds made by the exhaust of aircraft engines or wingtip vortices which precipitate a stream of tiny ice crystals in moist, frigid upper air. ...


Both Starfire and Blackfire gained the ability to fire "starbolts", beams of energy, as a result of experiments performed by the Psions. A fictional alien species in the pages of DC Comics. ...


In the animated series

In the Teen Titans animated series, Tamaran appears as a barren, mountainous wasteland, although Starfire thinks it looks lovely. It appears all Tamaraneans have the ability to fire starbolts. Additionally, Starfire's parents and younger brother, Ryand'r are never seen, though her guardian, Galfore, does appear in the episode "Betrothed". In the same episode, Blackfire is seen as the ruler of Tamaran. Also in the animated series, Tamaraneans go through a second puberty known as the "transformation" at around the time of the first, human-like adolescence. The transformation creates temporary random mutations in the Tamaranean's body, as told in "The Transformation" that can range from turning purple for two days (Blackfire), or a series of gruesome changes that end in growing a crysalis for a short period (Starfire). When the transfomation is complete, the transformee's body is returned to normal with the new found ability to fire a constant starbolt out of their eyes. Tamaraneans also have a prehensile tounge and nine stomachs. Teen Titans was an American animated television series created by Sam Register and Glen Murakami and produced by Warner Bros. ... This page contains a list of the minor characters made specifically for Teen Titans. ...


Language

In the comic books, Starfire rarely uses any words from her native language, as Tamaraneans can absorb entire languages through physical contact. However, in the animated series, Starfire frequently uses words of the language. Some words that have been used in the animated series have also bee used in the comics, they are:

  • X'Hal - the word "God" or "Goddess"
  • X'Hal - also can be used as a Tamaranean greating.
  • Gremplork - a Tamaranean swear word, in the comics meaning "idiot" or "stupid", depending on its usage. Although in the animated series it probably means something much less severe, like "spoiled brat".
  • Varblernelk - another Tamaranean swear word, in the comics meaning "crap". Although like Gremplork, in the animated series it probably means something much less severe.

It is uncertain if any other of these words from the animated series are canon in relation to the comic books. Some notable Tamaranean words or expressions used in the series: A brat, or pleonastically spoiled brat (alternatively spelled spoilt brat in British English) is a child whose educators and/or parents systematically fail to teach it to behave and to discipline its mischief, as the Old Testament warned not to spare the rod and spoil the child. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...

  • Blorthog - The "Tamaranean festival of friendship," a Tamaranean holiday in the likes of Thanksgiving. It is often interrupted when friends of a Tamaranean fight and argue.
  • Gorb-Gorb - the Tamaranian festival of berating draperies. It is unknown if this a real festival or not, as Starfire used this to try and explain why the tower's draperies had been destroyed (Silkie had been eating them).
  • Chlorbag - A Tamaranean insult used to refer to people who do bad things; used by Starfire to describe Beast Boy in "Forces of Nature" when he pelted her with an oil-filled water balloon and Mother Mae-Eye when she tried to turn the Titans into pie
    • Note: The harshness of this phrase seems to depend on the Tamaranean word used before or after it. Starfire calls Beast Boy a "chlorbag varbernelk" in "Forces of Nature" but calls Mae-Eye a "zordmorking chlorbag" which is supposedly even worse.
  • Milnip Wusserloop - a positive term or complement. Or perhapse just a less insulting term than Chlorbag.
  • Zolworg Tuback Plxing Zardbarker - though no translation was ever given, it is either a slew of insults, or one big insult.
  • Royal Zarbnarf - an insult, used by Starfire to describe Beast Boys bad attitude in "The Beast Within"
  • Galufnog- Tmaranean analog to geshundhiet.
  • Rekmas - Apparently what happens to friends who become disillusioned with one another
  • Dror - a dog like animal that is used as a guardian creacher as they appeared in the episode "Betrothed"
  • Okaarans, Hogi, and Morflark- Used in the joke: "How many Okaarans does it take to hogi a morflark? Finbar!"

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  • Finbar - apparently a number in the Tamaranean language
  • K'norfka - One who cares for another person in a capacity similar to that of a nanny or other caretaker
  • Bungorf - What a K'norfka cares for
  • Grebnaks - breasts, more than likely. Used in the text: "Someone's claws are on my grebnaks!" Seen in: "Fear Itself"
  • Zorka berries - A Tamaranian type of berry
  • Glorg - A Tamaranean food apparently created from a Tamaranean fungus. In appearance it resembles a pale-green gelatin with tubers or entrail sections within its depths. According to the animated series, it tastes like a blend of sushi and ice cream.
  • Glorka pipe - a native Tamaranean instrument, similar to Scottish bagpipes, large and pink, plays very dissonant notes very loudly. In "Betrothed", they are played like a trumpet during a fanfare.
  • Troq - A racial slur used by other extraterrestrial beings towards Tamaraneans, thus it may not be Tamaranean in origin. Roughly translates to "nothing," as mentioned by Starfire.
  • X'Hal - The goddess of the Tamaraneans. Galfore uses the name as a greeting in "Betrothed", and Starfire also uses it to ask Robin if he is enjoying his stay (when he goes to convince her to forego the marriage).
  • Ruutha - weak. Defined by Starfire in the episode "Go" where she spent the first third of the episode speaking Tamaranean exclusively until learning English from Robin.

A nanny is defined as a childs nurse. The traditional nanny was a servant in a large household and reported directly to the lady of the house. ... Several types of berries from the market, but none of these are true berries. ... In Japanese cuisine, sushi (Japanese: ) is a food made of vinegared rice combined with various toppings or fillings. ... Missing image Ice cream is often served on a stick Boxes of ice cream are often found in stores in a display freezer. ... Trumpeter redirects to here. ... A fanfare is a short piece of music played by trumpets and other brass instruments, frequently accompanied by percussion, usually for ceremonial purposes. ... Terms of disparagement are pejorative terms such as yid, kike, nigger, whore, slut, fag and queer whose use usually arouses painful feelings in the target, members of the targeted group or sympathizers. ... Extraterrestrial, as an adjective, refers to something that originates, occurs, or is located outside Earth or its atmosphere. ...

Words from the comics

Despite the fact that Tamaranian words were infrequent, Starfire would occasionally use them, just like her counterpart in the animated series.

  • Varblark - bullshit (in the animated series a similar word "varblernelk", is used)
  • Zall - the word "God" or "Goddess"
  • Zaul - a Tamaranian greating
  • Gend'an - A true love or a mate.
  • Glarbok slemer floop - an annoying/badly timed interruption.

References


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Tamaran - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1248 words)
Tamaran is a fictional planet in DC Comics, inhabited by Tamaraneans, an extraterrestrial race.
It is possible that Tamaran was colonized by the Okaraans, after their planet was all but destroyed by war.
The citidel was defeated by the Omega Men and Tamaran was plunged into civil war.
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