Literature: Tara Duncan

Tara Duncan is the heroine of a popular French fantasy book series for young adults, written by Sophie Audouin-Mamikonian. She is a young "spellbinder", who has been labeled the "French little sister" of Harry Potter. An animated series has been produced by Moonscoop.

Relevant Tropes featured in the books:

Relevant Tropes featured in the series:

  • Alpha Bitch: Sandra.
  • Alternate Universe: Word of God confirms that the animated series is a different universe from the books, particularly in that Tara will not end up with Robin.
  • Animesque: See for yourself.
  • Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: Tara, Sparrow, and Fafnir.
  • Blondes Are Evil: Inverted, black-haired Sandra is evil, and she is contrasted by two good blondes, Tara and Livia.
  • Depending on the Writer: The writers seem to go back and forth on whether it is Sandra or Livia who has a crush on Cal.
    • In one episode, Sparrow needs Tara's help for fashion advice. In virtually every other episode, Sparrow is the fashion-obsessed one.
    • Some episodes imply that Tara grew up on Earth with a "normal" life, and others make clear she knew about magic her entire life.
  • Expy: Sandra greatly resembles Libby from Sabrina the Teenage Witch, even down to being suspicious of Tara's power.
  • Inconsistent Dub: Just what is the name of the evil vampire lady who seemed to have some vendetta against Tara's mother? So far, the dub has called her Serena, Solara, and Selenba (her name in the original French).
  • Not Using the W Word: Tara is offended when Sandra calls her a witch, since "spellbinders" are apparently a different thing entirely.
  • Our Monsters Are Different: Virtually anything and everything (harpies, vampires, werewolves) can cast spells as witches do. Ironically enough, actual witches do not seem to exist.
  • Significant Green-Eyed Redhead: Fafnir.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Tara and Sparrow, respectively.