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DC Comics

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Tartarus
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Secret Origins of Supervillains 80-Page Giant #1

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A team designed by Vandal Savage to be the "anti-Teen Titans".

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Equipment: None known.

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Final Fantasy

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Final Fantasy XII Enemy
Tartarus
Minimum Stats
Level Evade%
38 8
HP MP
3,619 285
Power Defense
56 25
M. Pwr M. Def
21 25
Vitality Speed
50 21
EXP CP
1,473 285
Maximum Stats
Level Evade%
40 8
HP MP
4,259 345
Power Defense
60 27
M. Pwr M. Def
21 29
Vitality Speed
52 25
EXP CP
1,821 739
Elemental affinities
Fire Ice Lightning Water
- - - -
Wind Earth Dark Holy
- - Absorbs Weak
Japanese タルタロス
Romaji Tarutarosu
Location The Feywood (Walk of Flitting Rifts, Walk of Dancing Shadow, Walk of Stolen Truths)
Bestiary Location The Feywood
LP Awarded 1
Common Steal Dark Crystal
Uncommon Steal Libra Gem
Rare Steal Power Vest
Common Drop Prime Pelt
Uncommon Drop Dark Crystal
Rare Drop X-Potion
Very Rare Drop Libra Gem
Monograph Drop Pebble (30% - Warmage's Monograph)
Canopic Jar Drop Arcana (18%)
Common Poach None
Rare Poach None
Attacks (5-hit max), Lunge, Screech, Sonic Fangs
Abilities N/A
Innate abilities Safety, Adrenaline, Counter,
If HP <50% - Parry, Counter Plus, Attack CT = 0
Immune to Death, Petrify, Doom Reverse, Disable, Sap, Lure, Berserk, Warp, Poach, Fractional Damage, Sight Unseeing, Renew, Syphon, Numerology, Charm, Achilles, Wither, Addle
Other Information N/A

The Tartarus is an undead/wolf-type enemy from Final Fantasy XII. It can be found in the Feywood.

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Bestiary Entry

Genus: Undead
Class: Wolf

Page 1: Observations

"Being a beast with fur of deep green, with a white geometrickal pattern of great beauty thereupon. Originally living in the depths of the underworld, they evolved to look like the virulently poisonous tartar-fronds of hell, thereby to avoid predation. The tartarus are as evil and violent as that upon with they feed: souls condemned to hell's bottom."

Page 2: Sage Knowledge 73 of 78

Main article: Sage Knowledge 53-78#SK 73: The Feywood

Etymology

In Greek mythology, Tartarus is both a deity and a place even lower than Hades itself, reserved for those judged to be in need of punishment. In some ancient texts, it is even credited as the first "thing" in existence from which all other things came into being. It is also the place where Zeus imprisoned the Titans.

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Halo

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Tartarus
Biographical information
Homeworld

Doisac

Date of death

November 2552

Physical description
Rank(s)

Chieftain of the Jiralhanae

Species

Jiralhanae

Gender

Male

Height

Over 9'

Weapons
Vehicles
Hair color

White

Eye color

Orange

Chronological and political information
Notable Events
  • Killed his own uncle to become the Chieftain of the Jiralhanae.
  • Began the uprising of the Jiralhanae against the Sangheili, under the Hierarchs' command.
  • Killed by the Arbiter Thel 'Vadam.
Affiliation

Covenant, later Covenant Loyalists

  [Source]
"The Great Journey has begun, and the Brutes, not the Elites, shall be the Prophets' escort!"
—Chieftain Tartarus

Tartarus was the last known appointed Chieftain of the Jiralhanae to serve in the Covenant. He is the Arbiter's main antagonist in Halo 2 and acts as the Prophets' chief enforcer or, more accurately, Truth's second-in-command.

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Physical Description and Personality

Tartarus is easily recognized by his silver hair and fur, very deep voice, his distinctive "Mohawk", and the fact that he wielded the Fist of Rukt. His devotion and faithfulness to the Covenant and the Prophets is unwavering, and he strongly represents the general attitude of his entire race: rough, arrogant, and disdainful of the Sangheili. He was a powerful, aggressive, and intelligent leader who inspired both fear and respect in his Jiralhanae forces. Tartarus is also the nephew of Maccabeus, whom he killed on the bridge of Rapid Conversion in order to gain the position of the Chieftain of the Jiralhanae.

Combat Skills

Before he became Chieftain, Tartarus wielded the Type-25 Carbine with deadly force, with its projectiles and fierce blades. He used an empty Carbine in his battle against his uncle Maccabeus. Eventually, he defeated Maccabeus and gained his new primary weapon, the Fist of Rukt. Tartarus is able to wield the Fist of Rukt with great strength, effortlessly decimating foes in a single blow. In the battle between the Arbiter during the Battle of Installation 05, his shield was so strong, only direct hits from a Type-50 Rifle could penetrate it. Despite that, it quickly recharges, making Tartarus invincible once more. Even without his shield, Tartarus is still able to take enormous amounts of damage before succumbing to his injuries, a trait all Jiralhanae have.

Biography

Early Military Career

Tartarus started life as the nephew of a venerable and religious pack leader known as Maccabeus. He took on the childhood nickname of "Tartar". Wearing the scarlet armor of a Brute Captain, the young Tartarus was part of his uncle's crew of one of the few Brute-controlled ships in the Covenant, the Rapid Conversion. The Sangheili did not approve of a Jiralhanae controlling a ship and had disabled many of it's key features such as weaponry, gravity lifts, and other useful mechanics, but Maccabeus' faith in the Great Journey helped him turn a blind eye to this unfair treatment. Soon the Grunt Deacon Dadab and his companion Lighter Than Some found themselves on board the Rapid Conversion after escaping the destruction of their ship, the Minor Transgression, a Kig-yar pirate ship.

Maccabeus summoned Tartarus at the pair's explosive arrival and would later become a protector of the Engineer when the resentful Yanme'e on board set out to kill it for taking their job: repair and maintenance of the vessel. He journeyed to Harvest during the first contact between the Jiralhanae and the Humans, in a staged offer of peace that soon erupted into battle. Tartarus found himself aboard a DX-class Dropship that was soon destroyed, although he did not evacuate until he had tried everything to save Ritul, a young pack mate of his, from the destruction. Ritul burned to death before Tartarus could save him.

After being attacked by the Humans in a trap designed by Loki, the Rapid Conversion was left severely damaged with Maccabeus on board. After Tartarus returned to the crippled ship he confronted Maccabeus about the legitimacy of their search for holy artifacts. Tartarus then challenged his uncle in the ritualistic manner of Jiralhanae to a fight to the death. He made concession to his wounded opponent by allowing Maccabeus to keep his weapon and removing the ammunition from his own. He successfully killed Maccabeus and received his uncle's weapon, the Fist of Rukt. Through this fight, Tartarus began his ascent to the upper echelons of power. [1].

Later during the battle on the Tiara above Harvest, Tartarus was dealt the most insulting wound of his life when, after murdering Babap, Dadab shot him with a charged plasma pistol shot. After killing Dadab with the Fist of Rukt his injury forced him to retreat and abandon combat against Johnson and the militia.

Even back before the Battle of Earth, the Prophet of Truth had trusted Tartarus enough to dismiss the Sangheili Honor Guardsman (that never left the Prophets unprotected) in order to speak to him alone. Tartarus had scoured the wreckage of the Covenant attack coordination station Unyielding Hierophant after its destruction at the hands of the Spartans during Operation: FIRST STRIKE. Tartarus reported the Covenant Fleet preparing to attack Earth was largely destroyed, and an artifact of the Forerunners that was able to bend time and disrupted Slipspace was almost entirely lost but for three small chips, (the rest of which were lost in Slipspace after Corporal Locklear destroyed it with C-7 Foaming Explosive) which he presented to Truth.

He was instructed to reward the surviving crew well, then execute them for their disservice to the Covenant. He was also ordered to bring Supreme Commander Thel 'Vadamee, who was unable to stop the destruction of Installation 04, before the Council to let "his fate match the magnitude of his failure." Tartarus branded the Commander with the Mark of Shame and took him to the Mausoleum of the Arbiter for his execution. When the Sangheili was pardoned and promoted to Arbiter, Tartarus was obviously displeased, but kept silent out of respect for the Prophets. Tartarus provided aerial support for the Arbiter during his mission to assassinate Sesa 'Refumee on Threshold. The Arbiter encountered the Oracle during his duel with 'Refumee, and Tartarus quickly captured it and returned back to High Charity.

The Sacred Icon

Using information gained from the Oracle, the Prophets of Truth and Mercy sent the Arbiter and Tartarus on a mission to obtain the Sacred Icon on Installation 05 [2]. However, as soon as the Index was obtained, Tartarus betrayed the Sangheili, apparently acting on orders from the Prophets. Simultaneously, Tartarus captured LCDR Miranda Keyes, SgtMaj. Avery Johnson, GySgt. Pete Stacker and SSgt. Marcus Banks, therefore gaining leverage against the Humans. He chose Miranda Keyes and left the three Sergeants in the hands of his Captains with the words; "Mine will do. Kill the others."

Death

While trying to get Commander Miranda Keyes to cooperate in the Control Room to activate the ring, Tartarus was confronted by the Arbiter [3]. Despite the Arbiter's warnings and the Oracle's own account of Halo's true purpose, Tartarus remained blinded by loyalty to the Hierarchs and the promise of salvation, cast aside the Arbiter's attempt to stop him, and forced Keyes to unify the Index with Installation 05's control panel activating the ring. Tartarus declared that the Jiralhanae, not the Sangheili, would be the escorts of the Prophets to the Divine Beyond and then began to fight the Arbiter and Sgt. Johnson, as well as numerous other Sangheili who joined the fray. Tartarus used the Fist of Rukt to devastating effect, killing many of the attacking Elites, but was eventually brought down by  the Arbiter after Johnson lowered Tartarus' shields with a Beam Rifle.

Fist of Rukt

Main article: Fist of Rukt

The Fist of Rukt is the personal weapon of Chieftain Tartarus. It not only serves as an excellent melee weapon, but can alter gravity to move objects and living beings around. It is passed down from generations to generations in his family, by killing the current chieftain in a battle. It is believed to be the first seen and most powerful Gravity Hammer in existence though this can be disputed. It was not mentioned after Tartarus's death, despite non-canon references by Grunts in Halo 3.

Quotes

Halopedia has a collection of quotes related to Tartarus on its quotes page.

Trivia

  • Tartarus is voiced by Kevin Michael Richardson in Halo 2.
  • Tartarus was the name of the deepest part of the Underworld or "Hades" in Greek mythology, comparable to the Christian Hell, where the worst criminals were sent. This was where Zeus, the father of gods, imprisoned the Titans. It was incredibly well guarded, having triple walls, a river of flame surrounding it, and a Hydra ensuring no sinner would escape.
  • It is possible that Tartarus was originally a Brute Captain, as in Halo: Contact Harvest he wears red armor and holds the position of security officer. Incidentally, a red armored variation of the Brute Captain was cut from Halo 3. It is possible he was Maccabeus' own body guard.
  • In Halo: Contact Harvest, Tartarus received Maccabeus' helmet, but in Halo 2, he does not have a helmet. Additionally, his armor was supposedly gold. However, he seems to have kept his left shoulder pauldron, which is visible in game. The armor and helmet are most likely absent due to Bungie not having enough time to finish the game.
  • He is the only Jiralhanae to have had his name said in-game, and the first in the franchise to be given a name. He is also the first Jiralhanae ever seen in-game.
  • It is possible that Tartarus upgraded the Fist of Rukt, giving it the ability to alter magnetism and gravity, because it did not have this capability when it belonged to his uncle, Maccabeus. Although it is possible that Maccabeus may not have been aware of this ability, or simply decided not to use it, sticking to the primitive Jiralhanae fighting styles, as Brutes commonly do in Halo 3.
  • The skull on Tartarus's pauldron is the upper half of a Sangheili skull, which was added to his shoulder pauldron during the Covenant Civil War (it was not seen until the betrayal of the elites).
  • He was the last known possessor of the Fist of Rukt, given what knowledge is available on the Fist of Rukt.
  • It is possible to fight Tartarus in Halo 2, through a glitch, with a Banshee.
  • It is also possible to kill Tartarus in one hit with an energy sword. You must slice precisely on his head when Johnson takes out his shield.
  • During your final battle with Tartarus, he can be heard saying "Hammer Time!" However, this is quite rare.[4]

Appearances

Games

Novels

  • Halo: First Strike (First appearance)
  • Halo: Contact Harvest

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Related Pages

Sources

  1. Halo: Contact Harvest, page 347
  2. Halo 2, level Sacred Icon
  3. Halo 2, level The Great Journey
  4. Halo 2 level, The Great Journey

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Marvel Database

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Tartarus

Tartarus (Neo) (Earth-616)
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X-Men Vol 2 #101
(June, 2000)

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Tartarus is a member of the race of supermutants known as Neo. He and his sister Elysia encountered Archangel and Charlotte Jones in the opening salvo of the Neo's war against humans & mutants, sparked when the High Evolutionary removed all mutants' powers, causing untold devastation to the hidden Neo community.

Tartarus may have died in the Assault on Genosha by Cassandra Nova's Sentinels.

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Has peak human strength, speed, endurance, and reflexes, project total sensory illusions that create a false reality around his opponent, conforming to their greatest fears and mental picture of hell.

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YCM

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Tartarus
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English: Tartarus
Attribute: Spell Cards Image:Spell.png
Property: Field Image:Field.png
Card Lore: This card's effect can only be activated by removing five monster cards that you control from play. Your opponent loses life points equal to the number of your removed from play cards x100 during each of your End Phases.
Sets with this Card: Greek Gods
Card Limit: Semi-Limited
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