TAMARATAtamarata-planet-rubbletamarata-planet-fromspace

Official Name: Tamarata

Nature: Extraterrestrial debris field;
    former 
extraterrestrial planet (now destroyed); unidentified star system, unidentified galaxy

Environment: Vacuum of outer space;
   previously a life-sustaining biosphere

Gravity: Multiple very small gravitational fields associated with individual asteroids;
   previously a planetary gravitational field of undetermined strength

Atmosphere: Vacuum;
   previously an unspecified combination of gases (see comments)

Natural Satellites: None;
    a single moon was shown in one image. It was presumably either shattered by collisions with debris from Tamarata or lost in space once it was no longer held by the gravitational pull of 
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Natives: None identified

Population: None;
    formerly unrevealed

Capital City: Inapplicable;
    formerly unrevealed

GovernmentInapplicable;
    formerly unrevealed

LanguagesInapplicable;
    formerly unrevealed

National DefenseInapplicable;
    formerly varied amongst forces of five unidentified warring federations
(presumably including the soldiers (and their tanks) against whom Champion fought)

Places of InterestInapplicable;
    formerly unrevealed

Visitors: Champion (Tryco Slatterus), Thanos of Titan; five unidentified warring federations

First Appearance: Thanos Quest#1 (1990)

History:
 (Thanos Quest#1 (fb) - BTS) - Tamarata was a strategic world in the defense plans of five different warring federations and which was constantly under siege, forever being conquered and reconquered.

(Thanos Quest#1 (fb) - BTS) - The Infinity Gem of Power-possessing Champion traveled to Tamarata. Enamored of the constant combat, Champion considered this world to be a paradise as he daily faced one federation after the other, alway letting each group think he worked for the enemy. 

    Subconsciously tapping into the Power Gem as needed, Champion believed the gem to be dormant and wore it as something of a "good luck" charm, crediting his successes to his own battle prowess. Regardless, augmented by the Power Gem, none of the forces he encountered could withstand his assaults.

(Thanos Quest#1 - BTS) - Seeking to gather the Infinity Gems, Thanos of Titan traveled to Tamarata. While he could not match the Power Gem-augmented Champion in direct conflict (at least if Champion realized the true power he could access), Thanos chose the path of guile to trick Champion out of the Power Gem.tamarata-planet-chainreactiontamarata-planet-destruction

(Thanos Quest#1) - As Champion pummeled an army of warriors, Thanos interrupted him, introducing himself and telling Champion he had come to take this world away from him. When Champion asked what need Thanos had of Tamarata, Thanos noted that he had no such need but merely craved a worthy opponent, and he further asked if he would find one there, provoking Champion into battle. Blinded by power and ego, Champion was repeatedly outwitted and outmaneuvered by Thanos, finally leaping high into the air and diving back down, exerting all of his power in an effort to destroy his attacker. 

    Thanos teleported away at that last second, and Champion struck Tamarata with the power of an atomic arsenal. The planet became the victim of Champions' anger, as the massive seismic disruption set off a long dormant volcanic chain. The reaction continued along the length of the continental shelf, which in turn set off new eruptions which triggered ever more devastating events that eventually built to the planet's explosive destruction. 

    As Champion floated amidst planetary rubble, Thanos appeared and mocked him for both destroying Tamarata, the prize for which they had fought, and stranding himself in space (as the Champion had no idea he could use the gem for propulsion or almost anything). In exchange for the Power Gem, which Champion considered to be non-functional, Thanos towed Champion to another planet, dropping him there from orbit.

Comments: Created by Jim Starlin, Ron Lim, and John Beatty.

    So, there's not evidence that the warriors Thanos was shown to be battling were natives of Tamarata, although they could be. Given the noted history, I would think them to be representatives of one of the five unidentified warring federations.

    While the region in which Thanos encountered Champion was a rocky wasteland, perhaps due to constant warfare, the appearance of the planet from space shows it to be similar to Earth in terms of the green continents and extensive coverage by water. 

    As Thanos and the Power Gem-augmented Champion were the only beings shown on the surface, we don't know much about his temperature, climate, and atmospheric content, but it appears to have an atmosphere with varying degrees of water vapor, etc. in some of the images.

Profile by Snood.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Tamarata has no known connections to


soldiers

tamarata-planet-slatterus-vs-tamaratans (Thanos Quest#1 (fb) - BTS) - The Infinity Gem of Power-possessing Champion traveled to Tamarata. Enamored of the constant combat, Champion considered this world to be a paradise as he daily faced one federation after the other, alway letting each group think he worked for the enemy.
tamarata-planet-champ-vs-soldiers2
(Thanos Quest#1) - Champion easily overpowered and the armored warriors he faced until he was called into a conflict by Thanos.

(Thanos Quest#1 - BTS) - If any of the soldiers could still move at that point, they were wise enough to avoid the conflict between Champion and Thanos.

Regardless, all presumably perished as Thanos manipulated Champion into destroying the planet.

--Thanos Quest#1

Note:
there's not evidence that the warriors Thanos was shown to be battling were natives of Tamarata, although they could be. Given the noted history, I would think them to be representatives of one of the five unidentified warring federations.


tanks

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Regardless of their power, even the soldiers' tanks could not harm Champion, who picked them up and threw them at his opponents.

--
Thanos Quest#1


volcanoes

tamarata-planet-volcanoes(Thanos Quest#1) - Augmented by the Infinity Gem of Power and manipulated into a furious rage by Thanos, Champion struck Tamarata with the power of an atomic arsenal.

     The massive seismic disruption set off a long dormant volcanic chain.

     The reaction continued along the length of the continental shelf, which in turn set off new eruptions which triggered ever more devastating events that eventually built to the planet's explosive destruction.

--Thanos Quest#1




images: (without ads)
Thanos Quest#1, pg. 21, panel 2 (planet from orbit);
            panel 3 (Champion slaughtering forces);
        pg. 22, panel 1-2 (tanks);
            panel 4 (Champion vs. other forces);
        pg. 33, panel 3 (volcanoes);
        pg. 34, panel 2 (planet from orbit, with chain reaction spreading);
            panel 3 (planetary explosion);
        pg. 35, panel 3 (Champion amidst planetary rubble);


Appearances:
Thanos Quest#1 (1990) - Jim Starlin (writer), Ron Lim (penciler), John Beatty (inker), Renee Witterstaetter (assistant editor), Craig Anderson (editor)


First posted: 10/16/2022
Last updated: 10/16/2022

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