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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]), previously named Behrad Tomaz in an erased timeline and known as B to his family and friends, is the technician of the Waverider, a member of the Legends, and the wielder of the Air Totem. Behrad is also the son of an unnamed man and Nasreen Tarazi, and the younger brother of Zari Tarazi.

In the original timeline, Behrad was killed by A.R.G.U.S. agents, 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.[2] He was ultimately slain by the Fate Atropos, who sensed he'd been fated to die before the timeline change.[3] He was later resurrected by Charlie using the Loom of Fate.[4]

After defeating Bishop and the Zagurons, Behrad and the Legends were heading back to the Waverider when another Waverider appeared and destroyed the ship, stranding them in the 1920s.[5]

Biography

Original timeline

Dystopian future

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.[6] 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.[7]

Behrad with his family in the original timeline.

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.[8] Sometime later, He and Zari joined the resistance, with Behrad becoming a vigilante wielding a mystical amulet in his family's possession which granted him the power to harness air.[9]

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.[9][10]

Current timeline

Member of the Legends

Behrad with the Legends.

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.[2]

When Behrad joined the Legends, he told his parents that he was doing administration. After the events of Heyworld, Behrad became famous, to the point of being the cover of a magazine.[1]

During his time with the Legends, Behrad had a brief romantic relationship with Charlie.[11]

Anti-Monitor Crisis

During the Anti-Monitor Crisis, Behrad, as well as everyone in the multiverse except for the seven Paragons, was killed in an antimatter wave by the Anti-Monitor on December 10, 2019,[12] only to be restored a month later, after the Paragons and the Spectre created a new universe.[13]

New multiverse

Early life

Sometime, Behrad became a huge fan of the comedy Bud Stuy.[14] As Behrad grew up in the 2030's, he was in the shadow of his sister; as she was called "Dragon Girl", Behrad was nameless and called "Dragon Girl's brother". To combat this and to have something of his own, Behrad became a hamburger cook, which he enjoyed. Later, when he discovered the Air Totem, he whole-heartedly claimed it as uniquely his own.[15]

In January 2020, Behrad was stated by Ava Sharpe to be on the Waverider when a giant Beebo attacked Star City.[16]

Fighting the Encores


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Behrad visits his younger self in 2020.

After the Crisis, Behrad began to record Kevin Harris' documentary; Meet the Legends, along with the other Legends. Behrad celebrated his birthday by seeing himself, as a newborn, in the hospital. When Sara, Mick and Ray arrived at the Waverider, Behrad welcomed them. After a temporal quake in Saint Petersburg, Russia in 1917 hit the timeline, the Legends went to investigate and found that Grigori Rasputin was resuscitated. Then the Legends went back to the ship and planned a way to kill Rasputin. Behrad went with Sara to fix Gideon who was failing and take the documentary guys back to 2020. While fixing Gideon, Behrad gave Sara a drawing of her with Oliver and Laurel, in honor of Oliver's recent passing.

Behrad in Russia, 1917.

Behrad and Sara were going to drink when they received a video call from Constantine and Gary Green, saying that Astra released the worst souls from Hell, and Rasputin was one of them. After the recent failed mission of the Legends and trying to kill Rasputin, Behrad advised Nate with his problems. Behrad and Sara also received a video call from Rasputin who said he was going to kill the Romanov family and steal the throne, so he and Sara decided to stop him. They disbanded Rasputin's servants and prevented the Romanovs from killing, so Rasputin hypnotized Behrad and ordered him to kill Sara. After Rasputin was blown up, Behrad came out of the trance. After the last fight, Ray and Behrad cleaned up the A.T.O.M. Exosuit on Waverider. Afterwards, he and the Legends gave an interview to their fans, where they said that all this was a lie. They went back to the ship and Behrad help Nate fix Gideon, then he went to his room.[1]

At the birthday dinner.

Behrad brought Nate Heywood to 2044 Washington, D.C. where his family's house is to celebrate his father's birthday. When they arrived Nate kept looking at Tarazi thinking it was Tomaz, and told her he saw the video, making Zari freak out a bit. Behrad told his family that Nate was one of his professors from grad school; since Behrad rarely visited, his parents were very happy to see him. After meeting Zari Tarazi and mistaking her for Zari Tomaz, Nate told Behrad about the message that he had found on the Waverider from his alternate timeline lover, causing Behrad to think Nate was crazy.

After the birthday dinner, Zari realized that she recognized Nate and Behrad from Heyworld over twenty years earlier and questioned why they hadn't aged. To keep Zari from telling their parents about his time-traveling exploits, Behrad opened a doorway which led his sister to the Waverider.[17]

The Legends have fun.

Behrad locked up Zari, so she won't be disturbed during the mission, and they traveled to 2004 to stop the new Encore, Freddy Meyers. Behrad stayed on the ship to watch over Zari and traveled with Ray, Nate, and Nora to 1989. Afterward, Behrad saved Zari, Freddy, Tiffany Harper, and their friends from the real Encore, Kathy Meyers. After the mission, Behrad accepted Zari into the team, and they went with the rest of the Legends to the party to have some fun.[18]

Behrad and the Legends traveled to 1793 to face another Encore, Marie Antoinette. After discovering that Zari is in 2044 with the magical perfume of Marie Antoinette, Behrad, Nate and Ava traveled to 2044 to save Zari.[19]

Behrad and the Legends at Ray's wedding.

When Charlie returned to the ship, she and Behrad felt tension between them due to their brief romance. The Legends traveled to 1997 to confront Genghis Khan. Behrad confessed his problem with Charlie to Nate, who supported him. Behrad saved Charlie from Genghis Khan and they both managed to beat the Encore. Upon returning to the ship, Behrad and Charlie became friends, and he was present about the explanation of the Loom of Fate.[11]

Behrad and the others assisted Ray in his plans to propose to Nora, but his plans were prevented by Damien Darhk, who was revived. He and the others were sent by Pippa to Mr. Parker's Cul De Sac and Behrad played a bike. Upon their release, Behrad and the others attended Ray and Nora's wedding.[20] Behrad and the Legends began the search for the Loom and were frustrated that Ray wanted his latest mission to be epic. Upon obtaining the first piece, Behrad and the team were left to celebrate. Drunk, he and the Legends had a fight, prompting William Shakespeare to change his story. Behrad and the others made Romeo and Juliet, managing to fix the timeline.[21]

The Loom of Fate

Atropos kills Behrad.

When Atropos arrived on the Waverider to take the two pieces of Loom of Fate, Behrad tried to stop her, but Atropos killed him by cutting the thread of his life, sensing that he was dead in the original timeline.[3]

Loomworld

Zari Tarazi told Clotho that, if she could have any wish, it would be to be with her brother again;[22] Behrad appeared with Zari on the television show "Ultimate Buds" where the two were roommates, as Clotho granted every Legend their dream life. Behrad removed the Air Totem and excused himself; when he returned, his sister was acting differently. He watched as the totem responded to her commands as he accompanied her to another TV show. After going through various shows, Behrad's memories suddenly returned and he found himself reunited with the Legends. However, Behrad also realized that he was dead; he was assured by the others that he was alive now and needed to make the most of it.[4]

Behrad on "Ultimate Buds".

Clotho soon split Zari's thread of life into two strings; this gave both versions of Zari a physical form. Realizing that he now had two sisters, Behrad was not very pleased to see that one was a paramour of Nate Heywood. Upon returning to "Ultimate Buds", he helped the show get canceled because he could not accept the price of living as a fictional character. With the other Legends, he decided to confront the Fates.[4]

The Legends fight the Encores.

He went with Zari Tarazi, John Constantine, Sara Lance, and Astra Logue as their group was assigned to find and destroy the Loom of Fate; when they did, they became part of the plan to defeat Atropos. While Sara fought the Fate, he and his sister used the Air Totem in tandem to push Atropos into the Loom where Sara pulled her thread of life and entangled it in the other threads that the Loom was manipulating. Behrad fled as the Loom and the deity exploded. Running to the Waverider, the Legends jumped four months into the future.

He participated in the Legends' final fight with the Encores. He used the Air Totem against Joseph Stalin and General Custard when they tried to shoot him. Behrad later noticed that Zari Tomaz was Nate Heywood's paramour, but he teased Tarazi about her relationship with John Constantine. However, every time he was near Tomaz, he felt pain; at one moment, he had a vision of A.R.G.U.S. agents killing him, but that never happened to him. Tomaz explained that this happened in her timeline. Later, when the two different versions were playing with their brother, a scar developed, from where Atropos had pulled Behrad's life thread and started bleeding heavily. Though Behrad dismissed it, Tomaz realized that he could not handle the contradictory timelines that his sisters represented. She had a meeting with the Legends, and Behrad watched as Tomaz returned to the Air Totem.[23]

The abduction of Sara

Behrad and the Legends see the aliens floating in the temporal zone.

After the party, Ava was searching for each of the legends, later finding Behrad, with them asking where Nate was and he told them he was with David Bowie. Upon finding Nate and seeing David Bowie's video where Sara was abducted by aliens, the legends started giving ideas on what to do and found out about a woman who can feel aliens named Esperanza Cruz.

Behrad was sent with Mick Rory to find Spooner to help them find Sara, but they were knocked out by Esperanza, who captured them believing they were aliens. B and Mick managed to escape and were saved by Ava.

They later took Esperanza to the Waverider were they told her they needed her help finding Sara because of her powers. Like John almost died casting the spell, Zari took the totem from Behrad and saved John.

Like Esperanza helped them, they had to do their part of the deal removing the chip to feel aliens, Esperanza had. Then Behrad entered the medbay with Esperanza to remove the chip to feel aliens, but after checking they realized that Esperanza didn't have a chip. Behrad tried convincing Spooner to stay in the team, or atleast temporarly, and she accepted. When they went with the other they saw how aliens were appearing in the temporal zone.

Behrad, Nate, and Zari prepare hamburgers.

Arguments with Zari

Behrad and Zari argued and fought over the Totem, and continued to argue upon arriving in California in 1955 at the Big Bang Burger restaurant to find an alien. Behrad teamed up with Nate and Zari to pretend to be cooks at the restaurant to discover the secret of the sauce and Behrad showed off, as he made hamburgers in his youth. He and Zari argued, which caused them both to put down the totem. They had to work together with Nate again and found that sauce drives people crazy, and they served a lot of burgers to calm everyone down.

After completing the mission, he apologized to his sister. As Zari Tomaz was annoyed of them arguing she made a copy of the air totem so both siblingd could weild it. Both Tarazi and Behrad were glad to see that they both had Air Totems.[15]

Behrad and the others traveled to 2045 to prevent Lord Knoxicrillion from assassinating the DJ S'More Money. He and Nate helped John to be Zari's super cool boyfriend. Behrad knocked out S'More Money to help Zari win. Behrad and her mother celebrated Zari and John's victory at the Da Throne. Behrad and Nate grew fond of the Knoxicrillion form, but were shocked to see Mick crush it.[24]

Aliens scattered throughout history

Thanks to Gideon, Behrad smoked a sleeping drug for a long time while Spooner trained. Upon awakening, Behrad agreed to go with Ava to the mission in Cuba, 1962. Behrad accompanied Ava to help her find Kayla at the Soviet base, but Behrad was mistaken for Che Guevara and was brought before Fidel Castro, and he had to pretend to be Che's brother to convince Castro to avoid a war, but he was discovered. After completing the mission, he and the others decided to go to Constantine's house.[25]

Behrad and the Legends as animated objects.

Upon arriving at Constantine's house, Behrad and the others began asking Astra questions, and they were turned into objects and Behrad became a candle and later an animated version of the candle. He was later released and together with the Legends they helped Astra defeat Aleister Crowley. They were saved by Astra and by defeating Crowley, everything returned to normality.[26]

Behrad and the Legends ask Astra for help.

Behrad and Spooner went to the nursing home where Amelia Earhart was to question her about her connection to Sara. Behrad and the others realized that Amelia was half alien and could not know about her, so they asked Astra for help to read Amelia's mind. Behrad motivated Spooner to successfully control his powers.[27]

Reunion with Sara

Legends reunited.

After discovering that Sara died, Behrad thought about Back to the Future Part II and made a plan to travel back to 1977 and prevent Sara from being kidnapped, but the rest of the team except for Ava accepted the plan.

Behrad tried to trick the aliens with a doll with bombs, but seeing that a future version of Nate appeared, Behrad and the others were saddened because there was nothing they could do to save Sara, but Behrad decided to make one last effort to prevent it from being kidnapped, but talking to her was what caused her to be kidnapped in the first place. Sad, Behrad cried because he couldn't do anything, but Astra helped him recover.

Behrad and the others prepared to leave 1977, but were delighted to see Sara alive and celebrated her marriage proposal to Ava.[28]

The Legends arrive at the Fist City bar.

Behrad and the rest of the team traveled to 1891 in Fist City and upon arrival, Behrad flirted with Astra, which impressed Zari, who tried to support him in conquering Astra. Behrad tried to flirt with Irma Rose, which turned out to be a success, but was unable to continue talking to her because Zari kept intruding on her love life.

Behrad and the others hid in the bar to avoid the Haverack, but Behrad argued with Zari about meddling in jis life and the others also argued, causing the Haverack to appear, but the alien was destroyed by Astra and Spooner. Upon returning to the ship, Behrad and Zari reconciled.[29]

Birthday mission

Behrad found out from Gideon that chronologically today is his birthday, making him happy. The Legends were in a meeting talking about the aliens that are scattered on the timeline and he started hints about his birthday. Gideon reported that there is a cryochamber in Vancouver in 2023. When they got to 2023. Behrad spoke to Zari to continue talking about his special day, even though she didn't know what it was. Late they both decided it was time for Nate to come out of their air totems. When they arrived Behrad noticed they where on the set of his favorite show Bud Stuy, He thought it was for his birthday and got excited, like the legends felt bad for not remembering some went on the mission and the other went for tickets so Behrad could see it.

Behrad celebrating his birthday.

Behrad was the only one laughing while watching it, this made the director mad. But suddenly Gus-Gus fell down on the stage, causing the show to get an audience, here Behrad realised it was a mission and decided to take it personal. Behrad went to talk with Imran on how the show inspired him while he grew up, but Imran still quit the show, leaving Behrad sad.

Thanks to this the timeline changed and it changed Behrad. He was a buisnessman now, thanks to this Behrad never stole the totem so Zari's totem dissapeared. Later Zari went to Karman to change the show to how it was before Gus because of much he loved it. After her actions the timeline was fixed and the correct version of Behrad was back. Later all the legends and him celebrated his birthday on the Waverider, and Tomaz came back as a surprise thanks to Tarazi staying on the totem.[14]

Behrad and the Legends after the fight with Gus.

Days later, Behrad and some legends started singing to Gus-Gus while Tomaz was taking a video, soon after they found out Gus was growing. Once he got very big he and the legends had to fight him, later sending him outside the Waverider.[30]

Concerned over John

Noticing that John was different, Behrad tried to help him, but Constantine didn't want him to help him. Behrad discovered that John runs out of magic and takes potions to have, he tried to convince him to give them up, but even John did not want help. Behrad promised John that he would not tell Zari about the potions. Soon after, Behrad and the others joined Sara, Astra, Mick, and Spooner at Galaxy Lanes to celebrate.[31]

Behrad and the Legends play Beast/Slayers.

Upon returning to the ship, Behrad and the Legends were trapped in the Waverider, Behrad tried yoga with Nate and Zari. Thanks to Gary, Behrad and the team decided to play Beast/Slayers thanks to Gary, but he was still worried about John. It was Behrad's turn to be the Ravenous Artist and to excite the game, John made the game real. Behrad and the Legends must find the Beast before they were killed. Behrad had to reveal to Zari what was going on with John so that she would also help him with his potion problem. As the last survivors, Behrad and Zari managed to find the Beast, and Behrad left Zari in charge of killing it. When Zari killed the Beast, Behrad and the Legends returned to the ship.[32] To relax a bit, Behrad went to 2045 to spend time with his parents.[33]

Return of Bishop

Behrad after returning with his time with his parents, came back to a mess, and wondered what happened, once most the Legends were together, they saw a sad Zari getting on the ship announcing John had died. After checking the mushroom, Behrad realized John was in it. He started telling the Legends, John was inside the mushroom. Later Ava and Sara announced they were getting married and Behrad helped them with preparing the food.

Behrad and the Legends about to fight.

Just when Sara and Ava were about to get married, Bishop arrived and the Zagurons escaped from their pods. All of the Legends prepared for a fight, but retreated to Gloria's house after noticing how many Zagurons there were. While they were fighting the aliens, Behrad was attacked by an alien and Sara told Zari they would have to cut his arm for him to survive, but Zari told Sara to not touch him. When Spooner told them to stop fighting, she used powers she didn't know she had to temporarily give Behrad Sara's regeneration power. After Sara and Ava said their "I do's", the Fountain of Imperium awoke and killed all of the Zagurons.

After that the Legends came out the house, to where Bishop was, Sara told him to give up but just then Mick and Kayla's eggs started hatching and once they got out killed Bishop, because they were hungry. After this all the legends were heading back to the Waverider, another Waverider appeared destroying it, leaving the Legends stuck in 1925.[5]

Stranded in the 1920s


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Behrad and Zari in their circus costumes.

Behrad and Zari in their circus costumes.

Because the Waverider got destroyed, Sara told the Legends to get ready for a fight with the ship who destroyed their ship, but sadly Nate's courier had no juice left in it, which meant they were stuck in 1925. Ava later told the Legends about the emergency safe that had a courier. While all this a man came to Gloria's house starting to ask a lot of questions, to what Spooner close the door quickly. All the Legends including Behrad went to look for the Safe.

Behrad and the Legends look whats in the safe.

Behrad and the Legends look whats in the safe.

Behrad while going to look for the safe tried his best at helping Zari and they both started talking about how John dumped her, to what Zari said it was a both way agreement and how he only left her a key and told her to figure out what it was for. After coming back to the house Astra and Spooner told them about the safe being in the Sheriff's office. Ava and Gary started telling them of a rule they had on the bureau so the unwanted attention didn't break time so they had to make a circus.

Like Astra got hurt doing her spell, they took her to Gloria's house, later Gary told Zari about the key and how it works so all the Legends and B went into it and found out it was on hell. When they were all going back to the house, Behrad asked Zari is she was coming and she said she was gonna stay a bit longer.[34]

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.[10]

Sara as a Young Behrad.

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 Zari to read The Prince of Timbuktu to him like she used to and they recited a few lines of the story together. However, Zari accepted that her brother was gone, causing the glamor to disappear and Sara to reappear.[7]

Current timeline

Once Zari found out about her brother, Behrad's death, she became entirely focused on the mission for the Loom of Fate as she knew it could bring him back to life.[3]

When all three pieces of the Loom were found, reviving Behrad became Clotho's top priority, despite the protests of Astra Logue and John Constantine; however, Clotho was unsuccessful and the resulting explosion from the attempt damaged the Waverider.[35]

Personality


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Behrad is a true, loyal friend. He's willing to do whatever it takes to help his friends & save the world. He gets concerned when other legends act weird, an example of this is when John was acting weird while the Legends were playing a realistic version of Beast/Slayers.

Behrad cares for others, when John died, he kept looking at the Mushroom that was left and discovered he was inside, this helped the other Legends later on.

Powers and abilities

Powers

  • Abilities via Air Totem:

    Behrad catching bullets midair.

    Behrad's powers come from this totem, which allows him to channel and harness the air.[11]
    • Aerokinesis: The Air Totem grants Behrad the power to manipulate the element of air.[9] Behrad is able to use the air to block bullets being fired at him.[11]
      • Air blasts: Through the Air Totem, Behrad can fire offensive or defensive blasts of air from his hands.[11]

Former powers

  • Regeneration: After Behrad was poisoned by a Zaguron, Spooner Cruz was able to temporarily transfer Sara Lance's regenerative healing abilities to Behrad; allowing him to instantly recover from the creature's venom, which would've killed him otherwise.[5]

Abilities

  • Expert engineer: Behrad has been proven to be highly trained with machinery, as he was able to help Nate Heywood in repairing the Waverider.[1]
  • Skilled hand-to-hand combatant/Martial artist: Behrad is an excellent hand-to-hand combatant and martial artist; as he can defeat multiple opponents with ease.[11]
  • Singing: Behrad seems to be a decent singer.[23]
  • Dancing: Behrad is a talented dancer, as when he performed in Mr. Parker's show with Zari Tarazi.[23]

Equipment

Original timeline

  • Air Totem: Before Behrad's death, he was the owner of the Air Totem.[9]

Current timeline

Appearances

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Season 5

Season 6

Season 7


Gallery

Promotional images

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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.[1]
  • At 6' 3", he is the tallest Legend.
  • Behrad has a special recipe for nachos.[36]
  • He does not like blood.[25]
  • Behrad is visibly in love with Astra, since he flirted with her in Fist City[29] and was glad to know that she liked his fragrance.[14]

Behind the scenes

  • In the DC comics, Adrianna Tomaz (Zari Tomaz and 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. Like his Arrowverse counterpart, he was shockingly killed off only a few months after being introduced.
  • According to Shayan Sobhian, the reason for the change of Behrad's last name is because of the timeline change.
    • 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 was no longer Tomaz.

References

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