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Tarkus is one of the undead henchmen of Dio Brando and a villain in the first arc of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure.

Story

Background

Tarkus and his partner Bruford were knights who lived during the 16th century and served the young queen Mary Stuart of Scotland. Due to Mary being considered a legitimate heir to the throne, the English Queen Elizabeth I accused Mary of the death of her second husband Henry Stuart. This lead to a revolt among the nobles which Tarkus and Bruford fended off despite their faction being greatly disadvantage. Eventually, when the knights learned that Mary is in her custody, Elizabeth offered to free her in return that two men surrender and be executed as enemies of the crown. When they are about to be executed, they discover that Mary was already executed. The two knights died spewing bitter hatred for both Elizabeth and the world, legends speaking that Tarkus's neck became rigid in rage that numerous axes broke before he was finally beheaded.

Present

Three centuries later, Dio Brando resurrects the two knights as his zombie enforcers. While Bruford was given Dio's blessing to face Jonathan Joestar in combat, Tarkus stood by until the duel ended as he smashed Bruford's armor in disgust of his failure. Despite Baron Zepelli's opinion on zombies, he and the others realize that Tarkus is too durability and strong to be ignored following an attempted escape on a hang glider created from Hamon-infused leaves. But Jonathan ended up in Tarkus's favorite training hall, the Lair of the Two-Headed Dragon, forced into a Chain Neck Deathmatch while Zepelli and Speedwagon attempt to find a way in. Poco, a boy who was with them, enter a hole in the wall, but is violently knocked by Tarkus, who doesn't want interference in their battle. Poco, even wounded, manages to push the switch to open the door of the room. Zepelli, sensing it is his fate to die there, attacks Tarkus and ends up being bifurcated. But Zepelli mustered the last of his strength to transfer his Hamon into Jonathan, who easily defeats Tarkus.

Unlike his companion Bruford, Tarkus remained as Dio's undead minion to his second death, dying unrepentant.

Cast

Japanese
Daisuke Gouri (video game)
Yoshinori Sonobe (movie version)
Tetsu Inada (TVA)
English
Jamieson Kent Price (TVA)

Gallery

           JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Villains

Phantom Blood - Battle Tendency
Wang Chan | Jack the Ripper | Bruford | Tarkus | Doobie | Page, Jones, Plant and Bonham | Dio Brando | Wired Beck | Pillar Men ( Santana | Esidisi | Wham | Kars )
Stardust Crusaders
Gray Fly | Fake Captain Tennille | Forever | Devo | Rubber Soul | Hol Horse | J. Geil | Nena | Z.Z. | Enya Geil | Steely Dan | Arabia Fats | Mannish Boy | Cameo | Midler | N. Doul | Oingo | Boingo | Anubis | Alessi | Mariah | Daniel J. D'Arby | Pet Shop | Terence T. D'Arby | Kenny G. | Vanilla Ice | Nukesaku | DIO
Diamond is Unbreakable
Anjuro "Angelo" Katagiri | Keicho Nijimura | Tamami Kobayashi | Toshikazu Hazamada | Yukako Yamagishi | Akira Otoishi | Rohan Kishibe | Bug Eaten | Yoshihiro Kira | Ken Ooyanagi | Yuuya Fungami | Cheap Trick | Toyohiro Kanedaichi | Terunosuke Miyamoto | Yoshikage Kira
Golden Wind
Polpo | Mario Zucchero | Sale | Formaggio | Illuso | Prosciutto | Pesci | Melone | Giacchio | Squalo | Tizziano | Notorious B.I.G. | Risotto Nero | Cioccolata | Secco | Diavolo
Stone Ocean
Guess | Jongalli A | Thunder McQueen | Foo Fighters | Mirashon | Lang Wrangler | Sports Max | Viviano Westwood | Kenzo | D&G | Guccio | Miu Miu | Ungaro | Rykiel | Donatello Versus | Enrico Pucci
Steel Ball Run
Mrs. Robinson | Boom Boom Family (Andre Boom Boom | LA Boom Boom | Benjamin Boom Boom) | Oyecomova | Porkpie Hat Kid | Diego Brando | Professor Ferdinand | Ringo Roadagain | Blackmore | Soundman | The Eleven Men | Mike O. | Wekapipo | Magenta Magenta | Axl Ro | Di-s-co | Funny Valentine | Diego Brando from another universe
JoJolion
Sasame Ojirou | Yotsuyu Yagiyama | Aisho Dainenjyama | A. Phex Brothers | Tamaki Damo | Dolomite | Jobin Higashikata | Doremifasolati Do | Urban Guerilla
Spin-Offs & Novels
Absalom | Michal | Scribe Ani | Takuma Hasumi | Teruhiko Oogami | Rigatoni | Sogliola Lopez | Vittorio Cataldi | Angelica Attanasio | Vladimir Kocaqi | Massimo Volpe