Family & RelationshipsEdit
Dejah Thoris is the daughter of Mors Kajak, the Jed of Lesser Helium, and granddaughter of Tardos Mors, the empires Jeddak. She has two children, Carthoris and Tara, by her husband, John Carter, and a granddaughter, Llana, by Tara and Gahan of Gathol.
While no fighter, Dejah Thoris is no mere damsel in distress. She speaks eloquently and bravely for herself before the Tharks, is ready to sacrifice herself to save her city, and on at least one occasion saves John Carter's life. As she is leading a scientific expedition when she falls into A Princess of Mars, it is safe to assume her royal duties extend further than looking beautiful and being kidnapped.
She demostrates her chops as an understanding wife by taking the assorted damsels who fall for John Carter under her wing and interesting them in the other fish in the sea. As Helium is an absolute magnet for adventurous young Red men it is the perfect place to hunt a husband.
Asylum film Edit
Dejah Thoris appears in the low-budget 2009 A Princess of Mars movie produced by Asylum, portrayed by Traci Lords.
Dejah Thoris appears in the 2012 Disney movie, John Carter, in which she is portrayed by Lynn Collins. In this version she is portrayed as a scientist working to perfect a method of using the 9th ray.
In Dynamite Comics, Warriors of Mars which is not canon to the books, Dejah Thoris's mother is Heru the princess of Seth. And Heru's father is Hath the jeddak of Seth which makes him the maternal grandfather of Dejah Thoris.