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"The fox knows many things, the hedgehog knows one big thing."
—Behrad Tarazi to Ava Sharpe[src]

Behrad Tarazi[1] (born January 2020[1]) known as B by his family and friends, is the technician of the Waverider, a member of the Legends and the wielder of the Air Totem.

Behrad is the son of an unnamed man and Nasreen Tarazi, the younger brother of Zari Tarazi, and the close friend of Sara Lance, Ray Palmer and Nate Heywood.

In the original timeline Behrad was killed by A.R.G.U.S. soldiers, leading to Zari gaining possession of his totem and joining the Legends. However, due to the events of Heyworld, the timeline changed and Behrad survived to join the Legends instead.

Biography

Original timeline

Early life

Behrad Tarazi was born in January 2020[1] in Washington, D.C. to Nasreen Tarazi and an unnamed man. Soon after his birth, his family moved to Seattle, Washington.[2] Behrad had an older sister, Zari, and the two were very close; Zari would read Behrad his favorite bedtime story, The Prince of Timbuktu, anytime he couldn't sleep.[3]

In 2021, after A.R.G.U.S. established a dictatorship over America, Behrad and his family were forced to move to a ghetto district.[4] Sometime later, Behrad and Zari joined the resistance, with Behrad becoming a vigilante wielding a mystical amulet in his family's possession.[5]

Death

Due to Behrad's vigilantism and magical abilities, A.R.G.U.S. made him a high-priority target. In 2042, A.R.G.U.S. raided his family's home and killed Behrad.[5][6]

Current timeline

The Legends created Heyworld as part of a plan to show humans that magical creatures were nothing to fear. They succeeded, but in doing so changed history, namely Zari's. Since the plan worked, the anti-meta-human act never happened which in turn caused Behrad to never be killed and Zari never joins the Legends. As a result, Behrad joined the Legends instead of Zari and everyone's memories were changed to reflect this, with no one remembering that Zari was ever there.[7]

In January 2020, Behrad was stated by Ava Sharpe to be on the Waverider when a giant Beebo attacked Star City.[8]


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Legacy

Original timeline

In 1895, Nora Darhk supposedly summoned Behrad's spirit, instead of having Mallus possess her, convincing Zari that he was, in fact, Behrad.[6]

When Sara Lance was corrupted by wearing the Death Totem, she made a glamor of a child version of Behrad to lower Zari's guard. Behrad innocently asked her to read The Prince of Timbuktu to him and they recited a few lines of the story together. However, Zari accepted that Behrad was gone, causing the glamor to disappear and Sara to reappear.[3]

Personality


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Powers and abilities

Powers

  • Abilities via Air Totem: Behrad's powers come from this totem, which allows him to channel and harness the air.
    • Aerokinesis: The Air Totem grants Behrad the power to manipulate the element of air.[5] Behrad is able to use the air to block bullets being fired at him.[9]

Abilities

  • Expert engineer: Behrad has been proven to be highly trained with machinery, as he was able to help Nate in repairing the Waverider.
  • Skilled hand-to-hand combatant: Behrad is an excellent hand-to-hand combatant and martial artist, as he could defeat multiple opponents with ease.[10]

Equipment

  • Totem wristband: In the new timeline in which Behrad was never killed and joined the Legends in place of Zari, he has the Totem wristband that she wore in the original timeline.[7]
    • Air Totem: Before his death, Behrad was the owner of the Air Totem.[5] In the new timeline, in which he was never killed and joined the Legends in place of Zari, Behrad is once again in possession of the Totem.[7]

Appearances

DC's Legends of Tomorrow


Gallery

Trivia

  • Behrad is the third male Legend to not be from the present, after Rip Hunter and Scythian Torvil.
  • Behrad's close friendship with Ray Palmer and Nate Heywood in the new timeline is likely because in the original timeline, the two were his sister Zari's close friend and romantic interest, respectively.
  • Behrad uses cannabis. He apparently keeps a stash for really bad days, as Sara told him to get it after too much stress from the documentary of their latest mission.
  • At 6' 3", he is the tallest Legend.

Behind the scenes

  • In the DC comics, Adrianna Tomaz (Zari Tarazi's comic book equivalent) has a brother, Amon Tomaz, who goes by Osiris. He has a portion of Black Adam's powers every time he speaks his name, having been granted them by Black Adam himself.
  • According to Shayan Sobhian, the reason of the change of Behrad's last name is because the timeline change.[citation needed]
    • The last name Tarazi is their original family name, however due to the disapproval of religions in the original timeline, they were forced to change their last name to Tomaz. As this timeline was erased, their last name were no longer Tomaz.

References

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