TANA'RI DANA'E

Real Name: Tana'ri Dana'e

Identity/ClassExtraterrestrial (unidentified race) humanoid

Occupation: Intergalactic Network reporter

Group Membership: The Intergalactic Network

Affiliations: Groot, Rocket Raccoon

Enemies: None

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Unrevealed base of operations for the Intergalactic Network

First Appearance: Marvel Comics I#1000 (October, 2019)

Powers/Abilities: Tana'ri Dana'e does not possess any superhuman powers other than her alien appearance, which includes tentacles for arms and legs, as well as pointed ears, purple hair and red skin.

She is a reasonably skilled interviewer and reporter though she is known to become easily distracted by the actions of those she interviews.

Height: Unrevealed (approximately 5'2")
Weight: Unrevealed (approximately 120 lbs.)
Eyes: White sclera with black pupils (no visible irises)
Hair: Purple

History:
(Marvel Comics I#1000/22) - Representing the Intergalactic Network, Tana'ri Dana'e approached the Guardians of the Galaxy Groot and Rocket Raccoon in an effort to interview them. As she began the interview, Dana'e introduced her viewers to Groot and his "little furry sidekick," Rocket. Rocket immediately took umbrage at being called a "furry sidekick" but Dana'e ignored Rocket's protests to focus on Groot. Reminding viewers that Groot had saved the galaxy numerous times and been voted Intergalactic Network's Sexiest Nonhuman, Dana'e asked Groot why he did what he did. 

    Groot replied with "I am Groot.," prompting Rocket to argue that they did not do what they did to bring honor between species but rather, for the money and fame. Attempting to ignore Rocket's second outburst, Dana'e motioned the microphone back to Groot, who again stated "I am Groot.," prompting Rocket to again argue that they did their work for money and fame not for the kids. Groot then again remarked "I am Groot." to Dana'e, who swooned over Groot as Rocket stormed off, tossing Dana'e microphone to the ground and pronouncing the interview over, as they did not do what they did to be a good role model. Still insisting they worked only for money and fame, Rocket walked completely off the set as Groot showed a young alien boy how to make a heart shape with his hands, prompting Dana'e to fall to the ground in love for Groot.

Comments: Created by James M. Iglehart and Oscar Martin.

Profile by Proto-Man.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Tana'ri Dana'e
should be distinguished from:


Intergalactic Network

The Intergalactic Network was the extraterrestrial television network that employed Tana'ri Dana'e. Known for their Sexiest Nonhuman poll, the Intergalactic Network sent Tana'ri Dana'e to interview Guardians of the Galaxy Groot and Rocket Raccoon.

--Marvel Comics I#1000/22 - BTS

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Marvel Comics I#1000, p23, pan5 (Tana'ri Dana'e, main image)
Marvel Comics I#1000, p23, pan4 (Tana'ri Dana'e, headshot)
Marvel Comics I#1000, p23, pan6 (Tana'ri Dana'e, floored by love)


Appearances:
Marvel Comics I#1000 (October, 2019) - "The Interview" story - James M. Iglehart (writer), Oscar Martin (art), Tom Brevoort (editor)


First posted02/27/2023
Last updated: 02/27/2023

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