“I married well.”
“You flatter a poor woman.”
#CAN WE PLEASE TALK ABOUT THESE TWO FOR A MINUTE #AND WHAT A GREAT EXAMPLE OF EVIL MARRIEDS THEY ARE #can we do that? #mostly because I’ve seen posts here saying how Datak is the abusive one and Stahma is the submissive one and how this is all terrible #and let me say this - WRONG#whatever they are - troubled or morally grey or just straight up evil - they’re BOTH the same #sure Stahma is the more intelligent one and she simply enjoys manipulation and she’s naturally cunning #while Datak has been presented as the one with a temper who’s driven by years-long passions and quarrels #but their personalities makes them deadly dangerous because they know how to COOPERATE #and sure Stahma manipulates her husband! #BECAUSE SHE CAN and because she LIKES TO #but not because she HAS TO do it in order to have a voice in this relationship #because Datak knows her and recognizes the ways in which she operates #and he ADMIRES them #in every moment they shared we’ve seen him appreciating her mind and her ideas and not once claiming them as his own #she’s not afraid - when she prefers it to speak bluntly - to call his bluff #they both know what the other one is capable of and in which fields the other one is better #the recognition of the other one’s flaws and talents is what makes them superior to the others#because once they’ve learned where their strenghts lie #because once they’ve learned where their strenghts lie - in that moment they became the force to reckon with #they’re both dangerous because they know what they want (and it’s the SAME) they’re just using different tools to get it
The wife of Datak Tarr, one of the most powerful men in Defiance, Stahma is beautiful and loyal, the perfect picture of a Castithan wife. Beneath the surface, however, lies a dark side that is ready to break from the traditional roles assigned her by her caste.
Having met Datak during her voyage on an Ark, Stahma aided him in his business during the Pale Wars. When the fighting ended, the two found themselves among a group of migrant settlers and eventually settled in Defiance. There, Stahma plays the part of the dutiful wife while secretly harboring her own ambitions.