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"''Tara Markov is like a diamond, most beautiful thing that I'd ever seen""
Garfield Logan[src]

Tara Markov was a member of the Teen Titans under the alias of Terra. Later revealed as a double agent working for Deathstroke. She was killed after being betrayed by Deathstroke and Brother Blood, saving the Titans and redeeming herself in their eyes.

Biography[]

Her origins started as a child shortly after her powers emerged. Seeing her as a witch, the entire town, including her parents, turned against her because of her powers, and she would've been killed had it not been for Deathstroke's intervention.[1]

Terra is seen using her powers to ride a boulder over water, towards Titans Tower.[2]

She posed as the new Titans member while secretly working as a double agent for Slade (whom she also has romantic feelings towards). She acted cold and distant toward the Titans despite their welcoming attitude but warms up to them over time and even kisses Beast Boy.

When Raven tells Terra that the Titan are meeting in the common room, Terra automatically assumes that they know she's working with Deathstroke. When she enters the common room and the lights are out, the lights turn on and the Titans reveals they're throwing her a one-year anniversary party for being in the Titans, and it was Raven's idea. Terra is so touched by this that she shed some tears and during the party she looks absolutely happy. Although it's unknown if she really genuine about it or she's just acting. The day after her one-year anniversary party with the Titans, she and Slade capture all of them (minus Nightwing) and bring them to Brother Blood. However, due to Nightwing's absence, Slade hands Terra over to fill in his spot for the machine that Brother Blood uses to absorb the Titans' powers. When she is saved by Nightwing and awakens, she is enraged that Slade had played her all along and seemingly kills him. Too ashamed to face her former friends/allies after betraying them, Terra chooses to bring down the whole fortress on herself. She said sorry and used her powers to send Beast Boy away. Beast Boy digs her up, and she dies in his arms.

Beast Boy while on the Kevin Smith Podcast said Tara was a true Titan and a hero. He concluded that Terra showed her true self when the chips were down and was the most beautiful thing he'd ever seen.

Physical Appearance[]

Terra is a beautiful, teenage girl with blonde hair, captivating blue eyes, pink lipstick, a slender, athletic build and freckles on her face. She wears a brown turtleneck with orange accents, black shorts, a green belt, and black socks, boots with matching soles and gloves. On her face, she sports a black eye mask to conceal her identity.

Terra slightly changes her look after the Titans are captured in Teen Titans: The Judas Contract. She adds three earrings to her right ear, black lipstick, black eye shadow, and shaves the bottom half of her hair off.

In the mid-credits scene of Justice League vs. Teen Titans, Terra lacks her freckles, and her blonde hair is shoulder length.

Personality[]

Terra was a cynical and distant individual due to a traumatic experience when her powers first manifested. Her entire community, even her own parents, turned against her, believing her to be a witch, and tried to kill her - a little girl who was confused by her newly discovered powers - without any hint of hesitation or mercy. As a result, she closed herself to other people, believing others to be just as cowardly and treacherous as the community who betrayed her. The only person Terra showed actual affection at the time was Slade, who saved her from death. Terra couldn't understand why the Titans are so nice and good to her due to her past. But seemingly she has come to care for her team and torn up about her betrayal.

She had a disturbing attraction to Slade Wilson, desiring to be seduced by him if she succeeds in her mission to capture the Titans.

Powers and Abilities[]

Powers[]

  • Geokinesis: Tara can manipulate the earth. When using her powers, Terra's hands give off a yellow glow.
    • Flight: Tara can transport herself by levitating and moving on a large slab of earth.
    • Geo-Connection: Tara through the connection with the Earth she can feel vibration when someone is walking she was able to feel Robin when he was following her.

Abilities[]

  • Acrobatics: Terra deploys amazing athletic skills as shown during her training with Beast Boy.

Weaknesses[]

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Due to almost being killed for simply having her powers, Terra has these memories deeply rooted in her heart. If she experiences something even remotely similar to a memory of this time, it will spook her. If the memory is bad enough, she will snap and lose control.
  • Naiveté: Once she was saved by Deathstoke, Terra became devoted to him.

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Trivia[]

  • Terra Markov is very similar to her TV show version. Both are working with Deathstroke, both breakout of Slade's control and betrayal, and both die in a similar way.

References[]

  1. Altbacker, Ernie (writer) & Liu, Sam (director) (April 4, 2017). Teen Titans: The Judas Contract.
  2. Miller, Bryan Q., Burnett, Alan (writers) & Liu, Sam (director) (April 12, 2016). Justice League vs. Teen Titans.
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