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Oh, we're not married, and probably never will be
~ Tamara describing her relationship with Yuri Karpov to Kate Curtis

Tamara Jikan (Russian: Тамара Джикан) was the ex-girlfriend of Russian billionaire Yuri Karpov, and the lover of his pilot Sasha Hoho. After she began dating Yuri, she formed a relationship with his pilot, Sasha. Tamara was a casualty of the 2012 Apocalypse. After saving Lilly Curtis and her dog Caesar, Tamara drowned in a flooding compartment in the Ark.



Tamara was the girlfriend of Russian billionaire Yuri Karpov. Tamara was treated by Yuri in a very controlling manner and barely had any true romantic feelings for her. She was also medically treated by Dr. Gordon Silberman. Sometime later, she began to romanticize with Sasha Hoho, a pilot who worked for Yuri, claiming Sasha to be "one thousand times the man Yuri is". As more bonding between Tamara and Sasha occur, she begins to hate Yuri more, most likely because of Yuri's controlling relationship with her. Yuri caught this, but kept his reactions to himself.

In 2012, she was first seen attending a boxing match in Las Vegas since she was the girlfriend of Yuri, who was managing the fight. However, a while later, she and Yuri left the boxing stadium. The next day, she and Yuri were packing up to board the Arks before the apocalypse was about to begin. She tells Yuri not to forget the raincoat for her dog Caesar.

2012 Apocalypse[]

When the disasters are ensuing, Karpov revealed his own private jet, an Antonov An-500. Tamara and Karpov are later met and encountered in Las Vegas by a group of American survivors from Los Angeles, Jackson Curtis, his ex-wife Kate, their children Noah and Lilly, and Kate's boyfriend Gordon who were onboard a smaller craft, but needed a bigger one capable of traveling to China, their destination goal which contained Arks, well-built ships that would carry survivors and on the sea and withstand the tsunamis and is only accessible to people with green cards.

During the Antonov An-500's voyage to China, a time of bonding occurred between the group of American and Russian survivors. Tamara plays the role of a mother and takes care of Yuri's kids, while talking with Kate about Lily and her relationship with Yuri, while Yuri spends time with Jackson, telling stories about Russia, his life and career, while also giving advice. Not long after, Gordon interrupts and invites both Yuri and Jackson to view a now-obliterated Hawaii.

As they fly over a frozen mountainous region in China, the Antonov An-500 loses fuel, forcing the group to eject from the shuttle - under the notion that they had to swim, but there was no need since the ground was of solid snow and ice. Sasha tells the group they have to leave, but Tamara does not want to leave him but does so anyway, although saddened and hoping that Sasha would survive. Sasha lets go of the cargo, as tons of cars made in Russia come falling out of the shuttle with the survivors in one of them. The shuttle stops at the edge of an icy cliff, but falls down and is destroyed in a fiery explosion, killing Sasha which devastates Tamara.

The group sees helicopters and fully automated shuttles carrying people, animals, and droids en route to the Arks. To make matters worse for Tamara, a vengeful Yuri leaves her and the Americans behind and revealed to her that he knew what was going on between him and Sasha, ticking her off even more.

Luckily, a Chinese family driving by rescues the group and Nima, the driver urges his brother Tenzin to take the Curtis family, Gordon and Tamara along as they stowaway to Ark No. 4 and gain access through its chambers. As they stowaway, Tamara notices Yuri and his kids along the angry crowd of people possessing green cards. While on her way to the hatch she spots Caesar. She whistles loudly to get his attention. Caesar immediately travels to his owner and successfully reunited with Tamara, much to her happiness and relief. Before she escapes into the Ark with the others, she gives Yuri a spiteful glare and flips him off before venturing into the chamber, which is housing the animals brought in by the Chinese army. In Ark 4, the departure is delayed after Adrian Helmsley, the American geologist who studied this convinces the other commanders to let all of the people in. As they do, the supporting police kids mistakenly hacked the ship's computer amid the arrival of a huge mega-tsunami. This what is going to prevent the Ark's main systems including the engines from working.


Although Tamara made it this far, she would meet her unfortunate fate three-quarters of the way to safety. Because of hacking the computer by accident, the emergency doors around the survivors closed, separating everybody in separate compartments, with Jackson, Kate, Noah and Tenzin's family on one compartment, leaving Tamara and Lilly in the other. By that time, the main systems begin to shut down. As the other door is about to slide shut, she hoists Lilly and her dog, Caesar, to the next compartment leaving her stuck in the middle. The engines have also stopped working. As the tsunami arrives, her compartment quickly begins to fill up with water as she struggles in terror, begging for help while the animals standing on top of the compartment innocently and helplessly watches her drown through a barred view.


  • Tamara was portrayed by French actress Beatrice Rosen.
  • Like Lilly Curtis, Tamara also has a liking for hats, which she reveals to Kate during the flight to China.