|Residence:||Thark, in Barsoom|
|Allies:||John Carter, Sola|
|Behind The Scenes|
Tars Tarkas is a Thark with an unusual amount of compassion and sympathy that does not otherwise exist in his race. He becomes an ally of John Carter, partially due to John Carter hearing the story of his only love (falling in love is against the rules of the Tharks) and his daughter, Sola, he had with his lover.