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Tara is a character and an antagonist first encountered in Issue 104 of Image Comics' The Walking Dead. She is is one of the original members of the Saviors. Unlike most of the female Saviors who became Negan's wives, Tara decided to join his army. During Volume 27: The Whisperer War, she is convinced to join Sherry's rebellion against the other survivors.
Tara is a vicious and volatile woman with a quick temper. She is highly aggressive and responds to conflict with violence and threats.
Nothing is known about Tara's life before the outbreak began.
Tara is seen in Part 11 of Here's Negan talking to Sherry when Negan and Dwight arrive to camp. Negan calls her name in when escaping the shopping mall confirming that it's her.
Tara is first seen with John, attempting to capture Paul Monroe. Tara confronts Jesus, threatening to cut off his testicles while brandishing her knife. Paul kicks Tara, John, and another Savior down, and they hop to their feet, attempting to gain control of him. Tara is about to kill Paul when Dwight intervenes, stating that Negan wishes to question him.
As Dwight takes his leave from the community, members of the Saviors make remarks as he packs. Tara is seen along with Mark and Sherry where she comments that the group is better off without him, unhappy with his decision to leave.
When Vincent arrives at the Sanctuary to ask for aid against the Whisperers, Tara threatens him and refuses to help. Sherry later asks Tara to go and find Vincent before he is able to arrive back at Alexandria. Tara attempted to find Vincent, but he had already been found by Heath. Heath tells Tara to leave after she refuses to assist in defending against The Whisperers.
This list shows the victims Tara has killed:
- Possibly numerous counts of zombies and unnamed people
Tara has some respect for Dwight's authority, as demonstrated when Dwight stopped Tara from killing Paul Monroe and she didn't question his order. However, after the fall of Negan, Dwight struggles with being the leader and ultimately decides to leave, causing Tara to lose respect for him.
Tara appears to be a highly trusted confidant of Sherry. In Issue 161, it also becomes evident that Tara and Sherry appear to have a close, possibly intimate relationship.
Tara and John have a good relationship. Tara respect his leadership of the Saviors, when he takes over after Sherry's death.
- She is the first Asian-American female character to appear within the comics.
- Tara is the first female Savior to be introduced and named.
- Tara is one of the only female Saviors to be a member of Negan's army.