|Jafar says: Read my lips and come to grips with the reality!|
|“||Weakness, sentiment, allowing this white worm to contaminate the horde. These are the crimes of Tars Tarkas. We are united because we cull our freaks. We are strong because we despise weakness! Let them be crushed like unhatched eggs.||„|
|~ Tal Hajus.|
Tal Hajus is a supporting antagonist in the 2012 live-action film John Carter.
He is a Thark Warrior who frequently disagrees with the Thark Jeddak (King), Tars Tarkas, who he believes is a traitor of their kind.
He was portrayed by Thomas Haden Church, who also played Roach in Tales from the Crypt Presents Demon Knight, Lyle Van de Groot in the George of the Jungle duology, Killer Moth in Teen Titans, Dwayne LaFontant in Over the Hedge, the Sandman in Spider-Man 3 and Spider-Man: No Way Home and Quillgin in Regular Show.
John Carter (2012)
Tal Hajus is a member of an alien race known as the Green Martians who hopes to be the next king of his race. For the time being, their present king, Tars Tarkas, takes the position. Jealous, Tal hopes to take over and tries to take over is position from Tars. However, this always fails due to being stopped by Tars. He makes allies with a few of his fellow martians in the hope that one day, he'll be a great king.
Tal, now a great warrior of his clan, still hopes to become king. When his leader and a pack of martians (Including Tal) find the outcast John Carter, who they mistake his name for "Virginia", his hometown in the U.S., Carter then gets supposedly punished by Tars, but instead, he sets him free. Tal thinks that Tars has betrayed their clan, and he takes advantage of the situation to try condemning him to death so he can become king of the martians.
When Tal has captured Carter and Tars, they were punished by being put in an arena with two White Apes, who are caged monstrous predators that they use to devour prisoners. Eventually, he was astonished by Carter's power, saving Tars, who barely survived the pain of the White Apes, whom Carter killed both with his dagger. Outraged, Tal then challenges Carter for the throne so he would not look bad or weak in front of his race and engages him in a one-on-one duel. Carter and Tal then attack but the duel didn't last long due to Tal being decapitated immediately, killing him for good.