Taren a six inch alien and was the lover of Princess Laethwen
. Taren was also the leader of the rebels set to overthrow her father, Caellich
. It is this relationship that causes him to be blinded by the Kings adviser Deraegis
. Knowing that he will out his fellow tribesmen at risk by being blind. He commits suicide by jumping into a swarm of ants. Before he does this however he befriends Atom and make Atom the new leader of his rebels.