|First appearance:||"Rex King"|
|Created by:||Lee Falk and Sy Barry|
Fictional character biography
According to the Newspaper strip
Miss Tagama was brought to the Deep Woods to educate the Phantom's adopted son Rex and his friend Tom-Tom. Later on she became the teacher of Kit and Heloise. After having met President Luaga , a love relationship began to develop.
She married President Luaga and became First Lady of Bangalla. The Phantom prevented an assassination attempt at their wedding. The assassin came from Ughland, and when the attempt failed, the First Lady was kidnapped to Ughland. She was able to secretly provide information so the Phantom could rescue her. She and President Luaga became guardians of Kit and Heloise when Diana was missing and presumed dead after a terrorist attack in Mawitaan.
According to Team Fantomen
Miss Tagama is married to former President Luaga who works as a doctor in Bengete. She and Luaga became guardians of Kit and Heloise when Diana was missing and presumed dead after a terrorist attack in Mawitaan.
Behind the Scenes
Miss Tagama's name has changed several times over the years. In her first appearance in "Rex King" she was unnamed. In "The Frame-Up" she was referred to as Miss Longa, but from the story "Yes" and onwards she was called Miss Tagama (although at first her name was spelled Miss Tagam). In "T" Miss Tagama's first name is given as Tara, in "Battle of the Jungle Boys" as Taru, and in "The Kidnappers", she is first called Tanya and later on Tania. Tony DePaul used the name Taru when she appeared in "The Death of Diana Palmer Walker"; the first non-Lee Falk story to reference her marriage to President Luaga. In "The Twins' Futures", she is referred to as Taru Tagama-Luaga.
|"The Wedding of the Phantom"||Falk||Barry|
|"Battle of the Jungle Boys"||Falk||Doescher, Olesen, Fredericks|
|"The Kidnappers"||Lee & Elizabeth Falk||Olesen, Fredericks|
|"The Death of Diana Palmer Walker"||DePaul||Ryan|
|"The Devil's Smoke"||Darell||Beess|
|"Black Glove, Part 1"||Tierres||Westad||(as "Tara")|
|"Black Glove, Part 2"||Tierres||Westad|
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