Stahma Tarr
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Stahma Tarr in season 1
Season(s) 1, 2
Portrayed by Jaime Murray
First appearance Pilot
Latest appearance Past Is Prologue
Episode count 9
Status Alive
Species Casithan
Residence Tarr Residence, Defiance
Parents Unnamed mother
Unnamed father
Spouse(s) Datak Tarr
Children Alak Tarr
Other relatives Unnamed grandmother
Religion Shirivanáwo

Stahma Tarr is a main character in the first and second[1] seasons. She is portrayed by Jaime Murray, and makes her debut in the series premiere.

Stahma is a female Castithan from the Shanje liro, the wife of Datak Tarr, and the mother of Alak Tarr.



The wife of Datak Tarr, one of the most powerful men in Defiance, Stahma is beautiful and loyal, the perfect picture of a Castithan wife. Beneath the surface, however, lies a dark side that is ready to break from the traditional roles assigned her by her caste.[2]

Having met Datak during her voyage on an Ark, Stahma aided him in his business during the Pale Wars. When the fighting ended, the two found themselves among a group of migrant settlers and eventually settled in Defiance. There, Stahma plays the part of the dutiful wife while secretly harboring her own ambitions.[2]


Season 1 appearances
Pilot Down in the Ground Where the Dead Men Go The Devil in the Dark A Well Respected Man The Serpent's Egg Brothers in Arms
Goodbye Blue Sky I Just Wasn't Made for These Times If I Ever Leave This World Alive The Bride Wore Black Past Is Prologue Everything Is Broken


Every photo of Stahma Tarr on this wiki can be seen here.

Family treeEdit

Datak Tarr
Stahma Tarr
Alak Tarr
Christie McCawley

Behind the scenesEdit

  • Jaime Murray's make up as Stahma is modified for every different lightning situation.[3]
  • Jaime is inspired by proud, watchful, graceful and deadly animals like snakes and cats when forming Stahma's physicality. She uses reptiles when filming a scene where Stahma appears cold or trying to control her anger, and cats when she's feeling affectionate and sensual.[4]


  1. Acquanetta Ferguson (June 28, 2013). "Syfy to bring Defiance, Helix, Being Human & Warehouse 13 to 'Comic-Con 2013'.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Stahma Tarr | Defiance". Retrieved July 7, 2013.
  3. "Stahma's Look" Syfy Sync. Retrieved June 30, 2013.
  4. "Stahma's Influences" Syfy Sync. Retrieved July 1, 2013.