"Can you talk?"
"...You're beautiful.
Scrum and Tamara[src]

Tamara was a beautiful and deadly young mermaid who resided in Whitecap Bay. Beautiful, conniving and dangerous, Tamara was known to be active during the quest for the Fountain of Youth.


Early lifeEdit

Not much is known about Tamara's early life. Tamara was known as a typical mermaid with siren-like qualities, which made her a dangerous threat.[1]

Battle at Whitecap BayEdit

"Are you the one who sings?"
"Are you my jolly sailor bold? "
"Aye, that would be. "
―Tamara and Scrum[src]

When the Queen Anne's Revenge arrived at Whitecap Bay, Blackbeard ordered his crew to make a trap for the mermaids, by sending them in the longboats and using his own men as a living bait. As the mermaids didn't come, Gunner forced Scrum to sing so he could attract them. Scrum's song, My Jolly Sailor Bold, soon attracted the attention of Tamara, who appeared at the end of the longboat.[2]

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Tamara looks at Scrum.

Though some of the men were afraid, including Ezekiel, who tried to kill her, Scrum tried to communicate with her. It was at that moment that Tamara continued Scrum's song. Enchanted with Tamara's beauty, Scrum came closer to her to kiss her, despite the warnings of his colleagues. As Tamara continued Scrum's song, other mermaids including Sadana started to appear, swimming toward the sailors in Scrum's longboat. Tamara finished the song as she took Scrum, who leaned to kiss her, and began to sink back into the water. As she started to pull him into the water, she revealed her true form as well as her fangs.[2]


Tamara attacks

Horrified by Tamara's haunting and demonic like look, Scrum quickly broke away from her charm, increasing Tamara's rage. As all the other mermaids began to attack the boats, Tamara took one last attack at Scrum before being fought off by the sailors. Tamara continued to create havoc for the intruders, by gradually working up the chain and heading for Blackbeard's crew along with the rest of her kind. Blackbeard used the power of his sword to call his ship which launched its Greek fire cannons on the mermaids, forcing them to swim towards the men waiting with nets on the shore. As mass destruction was caused as Tamara's kind fought back with Blackbeard's men, the explosion at the lighthouse was the most destructive, caused by Jack Sparrow, with its bright light, falling debris and loud noise scaring the mermaids away.[2]

Tamara fled with the rest of her kind, leaving only one of them behind, who was soon captured by Blackbeard and his men.[2] Her further fate is unknown.

Personality and traitsEdit

Like most of her kind, Tamara was intelligent and dangerous. She was seductive, using her beauty and voice to attract men before dragging them into the water to their doom. Tamara's personality seemed to be the same as that of an ordinary mermaid, and unlike the gentle-natured Syrena, she was vicious and bloodthirsty.[2]

Behind the scenesEdit

  • Tamara was portrayed by Australian actress Gemma Ward in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.
  • While talking of her mermaid character, Gemma Ward found it interesting that the producers stayed true to mermaid mythology when making On Stranger Tides.[1]
  • Prior to the release of On Stranger Tides, news articles and rumors persist that Tamara was the "queen of the mermaids".[3] However, as none of the cast and crew defined Tamara or any of the other mermaid characters as a mermaid queen, as well as what was in the film, it was proven to be false.
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