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Tara Chambler is a fictional character from the novel
The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor based on the comic book series The Walking Dead (known as "Tara Chalmers" in the novel) and The Walking Dead television series, where she is portrayed by Alanna Masterson. Tara is the first LGBT character to be introduced in the television series. She is the last remaining surviving member of both the Chambler family and Martinez\'s camp.
Tara Chalmers lives in Atlanta with her sister April and her father David in an apartment building that they have secured. April saves a group of people, including the man later known as The Governor, from a large herd of undead by calling the group to her building. The elderly David later dies and turns into a zombie without having been bitten. After Philip "kills" David, tension grows between him and Tara. Philip sexually assaults April. The morning afterwards, April is nowhere to be found, and Tara forced the group, at gunpoint, to leave the building.
Tara Chambler is Lilly\'s sister, David\'s daughter, and Meghan\'s aunt.
Tara Chambler is introduced in the episode "Live Bait"; after welcoming The Governor into their apartment (he says his name is "Brian Heriot"), Tara seems to trust him relatively sooner than her sister and quickly seems to see him as a friend. She is briefly disoriented by his bloody smashing of David\'s skull after David reanimates and tries to bite her; however, she later accepts and agrees with the decision, and realizes that all people who die turn, whether they have been bitten or not. She and the others leave the apartment after David\'s burial, in search of shelter elsewhere. While on the road, a group of walkers forces them to flee. They are stopped once again when "Brian" and Meghan fall into a pit full of walkers, all of which "Brian" successfully kills before any harm can come to himself or Meghan. In the episode "Dead Weight", Tara begins a romantic relationship with Alisha, at Martinez\'s camp. In the mid-season finale "Too Far Gone", Tara joins The Governor in attacking the prison, although she becomes shocked by The Governor\'s brutal acts at the prison and runs off traumatized.
In the mid-season premiere "Inmates", in the aftermath of the prison attack, Glenn finds Tara still alive and tells her that he needs her help to escape the prison and find his wife, Maggie. After fighting off walkers, Glenn collapses with fatigue and Tara is left to attack the walker who tried to bite him. She finds Abraham, Eugene and Rosita in the episode\'s end. In the episode "Claimed", she travels alongside the trio and later agrees to go with Glenn to find Maggie. In the episode "Us", Tara and Glenn enter a tunnel on the road to Terminus, where Glenn believes Maggie might be they find evidence of a fresh cave in, as well as many trapped walkers. Glenn insists he needs to see the faces of the walkers to ensure none of them are Maggie and Tara helps. When the two set a diversion with a flashlight to sneak around the swarm of walkers, Tara slips and gets her ankle stuck in the debris. Glenn, refusing to leave her, shoots the surrounding walkers until he runs out of bullets. They are then unexpectedly saved by Maggie, Bob and Sasha who have found Abraham, Eugene and Rosita and have become a joined group. Tara later agrees to join Abraham in going to Washington DC in hope for the cure after they reach Terminus. Once they do, they are greeted by a woman named Mary. In the episode "A", she is seen in the train car along with Glenn, Maggie, Sasha, Bob, Abraham, Eugene, and Rosita after Rick, Carl, Michonne, and Daryl are forced into the train car.
Masterson has been promoted to the main cast for the renewed fifth season,
which will focus on the group in Terminus and their journey to Washington, D.C.
^ Alanna Masterson, Christian Serratos and Andrew J. West have been promoted as series regulars for Season 5
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