"He has been one of Maxxor's closest advisors for years."
Najarin, The Last Stand, Part 2

Tarterek is an OverWorld creature resembling a turtle walking upright.

Character Origins

Tartarek lives in Kiru City where he serves the OverWorld as both sage and strategist. But this doesn’t mean that Tartarek is one to shrink from battle. Despite the fact that age is beginning to take its toll on him, this courageous elder of the OverWorld can always be found in the center of the action whenever he’s needed. In addition to his powerful Attacks, his Mugical abilities are also an invaluable asset on the battlefield. During the M'arrillian invasion he fought to protect the Riverlands. He failed and was brainwashed then used to spy on the Tribal Alliance.

The Mugic; Carnivore's Keening, was created by Overworld Muges specifically to help him protect the Riverlands, although he failed, the Mugic is still a symbol of Tartarek's courage and loyalty, and a valuable asset in battle.


Looking at Tartarek, it is obvious why he is counted as one of the OverWorld Heroes. He emanates Courage, Wisdom and tranquility. His skin is hard and leathery, and he carries a great shell on his back, which provides protection in battle. During The M'arrillian invasion he wore a blue robe with a hood.

Connections, Affiliations, Loyalties and Allies

Tartarek is a loyal advisor to Maxxor and all of the OverWorlders. He may be well aquainted with the human Tartawrecker. During the final part of the M'arrillian invasion he was forced into becoming loyal to the M'arrillians.

TV Show

Card Owners

  1. Tom Majors
  1. Tartereker


# Episode Used in BattleDrome? Appearance in Perim?

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4 Over Under Rent Asunder Yes No 17 Scavenger Scan No Yes 24 The CodeMaster Chronicles Part 2 Yes No 34 Trading Cards Yes No 53 From the Deep (Part Two) No Yes 65 Last Stand (Part One) No Yes 66 Last Stand (Part Two) Yes Yes 67 Legions of Aa'une‏‏ No Yes



His card appears in the episode; in a battle between Tom and Tartawrecker.

When Peyton is trying to scan him but can't find him (despite standing on him, thinking he was a rock).

Najarin suspected Tartarek of being a traitor. To prove it, Kaz had to battle Tartawrecker in Tartarek's Tower to confirm Najarin's suspiscions. During the battle, Kaz found the evidence that proved Tartarek traitorous. It turned out that Tartarek was under the M'arrillians' mind control.


  • In the show he has the ability to switch places with the creature next to him. Like in Over Under Rent Asunder where he switched places with Heptadd. This appears to be similer to the Defender ability in the card game.
  • Taetarek is the only brainwashed creature that can use his regular abilities while brainwashed, meaning the Mugic cards Deep Dirge and Minion's Freesong have no effect on him.
  • He can defeat Rath'tab, Aa'une the Oligarch (Avatar), and, potentially, Ritzu'dag (depending on its Scanned Disciplines) without using Attacks or Mugic Counters simply by activating his second ability (as these chieftans can each have 100 or more wisdom from their stats and/or abilities).
  • He is the only non-M'arrillian Creature that has an ability which allows him to discard Mugic cards to destroy Creatures. This ability is the inverse of Fal'makin's, which allows the player to discard two Mugics to destroy a Creature with 0 Wisdom.

See also