Name: Tahupotiki “Tansy” Mahiʻai
Nickname(s): TJ, Tiki
Birthday: February 1st
Astrological Sign: Aquarius
Height: 66 inches (5 foot 5 feet)
Weight: 126 pounds (57 kilograms)
Sexual Orientation: Pansexual
Home Planet: Earth
Hometown: O'ahu, Hawaii
Occupation: Team Engineer (formerly); Mechanical Specialist; Inventor
Likes: Pineapple pizza, Spongebob Squarepants, classical music, her teammates, the mice, sleeping in...
Dislikes: Coran’s cooking, waking up early, training, being pulled away from work, being interrupted, Galaxy Garrison, her old teammates...
Relationship Status: A single pringle and [not] ready to mingle.
Voice Actress: Auli'i Cravalho
Tansy is the “happy go lucky” type of girl, who's laid back, outgoing and goes by her catch phrase, “hakuna matata”. She has no worries whatsoever about her surroundings, and remains collected in most of the stressful situations like with her mysterious "Uncle Tulio" and her mother's death. She does have her out-bursting moments, whether it’s a part not fitting in place, or being bombarded with many daunting tasks. When Tansy makes a decision, she can’t be easily talked out of it without logical reasons, displaying how she always follows her heart, feelings and soul. She feels self-confident in what she does, but feels as though her enlarging ego will be the downfall of the team and cause one of her companions to be killed. Tansy displays these emotions when she failed to protect Hunk from a training robot, her depression getting the best of her and proceeds degrading herself in her chambers.
Eyes: Upturned, honey-colored orbs with specks of brown with thick eyebrows
Hair: Dark brown wavy hair that goes to her shoulders, half of her head shaved.
Skin Color: Dark complexion
Scar(s): Tansy has a mostly healed scar across her chest and on top of her right palm, the scars still visible to the eye.
Body Modifications?: When she was 11, she gained paraplegia due to a spinal cord injury from a severe blow to her spine. She was later reported with the rare disease and had to get both of legs amputated. A year later, and Tansy gets used to her new robotic legs, though covering them with long pants and boots. She even showed them off to her younger brothers the 3rd week she had them.
Clothing: A white tank-top with an blue opened Hawaiian shirt with red and white flowers and once denim jeans now turned shorts. For footwear, she wears black and white converse that are high top.
Accessories: Her amethyst necklace she had retrieved from her father, a pair of goggles around her neck, a large medical/tool bag...
Tattoos: If she had taken off her shirt, a pink Hibiscus is located behind her right shoulder.
Piercing: She has two holes in each ear for her golden pairs of earrings.
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Weapon(s): Advanced hand claws: good in hand-to-hand combat. For other solutions, she carries around a small gun on her hips, and a hidden dagger in her robotic leg.
Strengths: As it may have it, she’s obedient and knows how to handle whatever is thrown at her. She can adapt to environments with ease and, with her small figure, she can easily sneak past her enemies. She knows how to work around a mechanical problem and provides useful to the team, mostly Coran.
Weaknesses: Tansy is like a fragile flower. She ends up overthinking things and soon doesn’t think at all. The rest of the team has to suffer due to her unthinkable actions.
Ionakana "Ian" Mahi'ai: She only knew his label and never truly the man behind it, only that he disappeared after she was 6. She had only heard that he was a truly great man, in her mother’s blue eyes.
Ana Sofía Posada: Tansy’s mother, Ana Sofía, is the best kind of single mom she could ask for. She used to always asks her mom for advice and her mother always manages to keep her out of trouble as best as she could. Their relationship was somewhat a tough love, more playfully and semi-serious. When Tansy is at the age of 10, her mother later dies after giving birth to a pair of twin boys, named Chance and Chase.
Chance and Chase: When her brothers were born, she'd immediately grew a deep attachment to them, promising her mother that she'll protect them from any harm. Although Tansy treats them both fairly, she teases and embarrasses them like any older sibling would do, giving them playfully noogies and play fighting with her fake light-sabers set her mother bought for Tansy on her 7 birthday.
Uncle Tulio: After the death of her mother, she and her baby brothers were forced to move in with a mysterious man named "Tulio", who claims to be her mother's "brother who was removed from the family". Tansy acts very cautious around him, only trusting him with her brothers when she's in the room.
Shiro: Almost like everybody else on the team, Tansy sees Shiro as an cool, older brother and a role model. She respects him deeply and is more than willing to follow him, though she sometimes rebels against him for her own good intentions.
Keith: She sees Keith as that one cool guy friend to have in your group of friends. They sometimes don’t get along, since rebelling against Shiro is almost like rebelling against Keith, but they get along well enough to not cause everyday trouble. She is his punching bag, as he is her guinea pig.
Lance: Though he has the unhealthy urge to flirt with every girl he finds attractive, Lance and Tansy have a friendly relationship. Due to some unexpected events, she begins to drift apart from him and keeps a good distance for a while.
Hunk: As they were both previous engineers of the Galaxy Garrison academy, they bond quite easily. Tansy absolutely adores his cooking and always compliments his tasty, non-alien food. When she isn’t chewing on his food, they both have pleasant, understandable conversations whether it’s about their teammate or Earth.
Pidge: She treats the youngest of the Paladins with great care, and values whatever Pidge says. She immediately crushes on the green paladin as soon as she meets them and spends every waking moment with Pidge. Tansy even made a small replica of the Green lion for Pidge.
Allura: At first sight, she admires the princess like she does for Shiro, especially when she gives positive attitude without the usage of violence. She sticks to her beliefs and of her Altean ways, which is how Allura had gotten Tansy’s respects.
Coran: Though she dislikes Coran’s cooking, he’s an overall great person to go to for advice and to ask about anything related to machinery and things like the black markets. And he has a sense of humor!
- Normally has dark bags underneath her eyes, since she spends most of her time inside of her lab that Allura had gifted her.
- Tansy is revealed to be the “happy go-lucky” type. When the mood drops, this girl brings it back up with her bubbly spirit and determination.
- She use to have a crush on Pidge, even after the big reveal. Tansy learns to eventually get over Pidge, as she knew that the paladin isn’t interested in engaging a relationship.
- Tansy always carries around a “Sony Walkman” cassette recorder, wearing old-school headphones around her neck. She mostly plays the songs by the band “Queen”.
- She cannot go a minute without her daily dose of coffee in the morning. She’ll become a cranky baby.
- She only knows many Spanish songs, thanks to her Uncle Tulio, and to Lance for singing some with her.
- Tansy's favorite song to sing with her ukulele is "Somewhere Over The Rainbow", sometimes singing "Lava" to sing her brothers to sleep.
- Tansy is 1/2 Native Hawaiian and 1/2 Latino.
- Whenever she lies, she starts chewing on her hair out of nerves of getting caught. If you pressure her enough into telling the truth, she'll scream at you in Spanish curse words, that she only knows, with the truth at the end of her rant.
(Tansy singing to her baby brothers during the car ride over to her mysterious relative's house)
Tansy: You might be left with my hair, but you'll have your mother's eyes. I'll hold your body in my hands, be as gentle as I can, but for now you're a scan of my unmade plans... and I'll whisper quietly and give you nothing, but truth...
(The night before Tabys is shipped off to "Galaxy Garrison", in her brothers room)
Tansy: Brothers, do not cry, for I will be always right here. (She extends out two fingers and pokes both of her brothers in their chests)
Chance and Chase: C-Can you play us one more song..?
Tansy: (She slips out her ukulele, smiling at her precious brothers) Of course. (She begins to strum the tune to "Alhoa O'e") Aloha, oe... aloha oe... e ke onaona noho i ka lipo. One fond embrace, a hoi ae au... (Tansy notices her brothers leaning onto her, drooling a bit against her sleeves) ...until we meet again.
(Tansy sat silently in the chair of the space train, strumming away on her ukulele)
Tansy: One day I'll know, if I go there's just no telling how far I'll go...
(She starts crying silently as she stares at a picture of her twin brothers on their 3rd birthday)
(Allura pauses for a brief moment and turns her head at Tansy)
Allura: And who are you?
Tansy: Aloha! I am Tahupotiki Mahiʻai, but you can call me Tansy! That’s what most people would prefer.
(Without her daily dose of coffee)
Tansy: What the hell are you staring at? You got a problem with me? Then fight me, coward.
Hunk: Are you sure that this is wise of us to do?
Tansy: As a wise person has once said to me: “you only live once”.
(After trying Coran’s alien goop)
Tansy: I’d rather eat the planet itself than this goop.
Tansy: Mi amigos, hakuna matata!
Lance: (Cringes) Don’t mix those two phrases together ever again, you hear me?
(During one of their many battles)
Tansy: I’m going to destroy URANUS!
Lance: (Doesn’t attempt to stifle his loud laughter)
Pidge: Tansy, it’s time to stop.
Tansy: ...did I say something wrong? I didn’t pull a Lance, did I?!
Lance: (Stops laughing) HEY!
(Inside of her lab, when all things fail)
Tansy: (Shoves all of her equipment off the table and sits on the floor, burying her face in hands) I can’t do this… I’ve let everybody down, again...
(When pissed off)
Tansy: Alright, now listen here—
Tansy: I am a peaceful little Hawaiian girl… I am as clear and as calming as the ocean…
(Hears a sudden explosion near her location)
(Staring at the stars with a homesick Lance)
Lance: Hey, TJ? Do you miss anything from home?
Tansy: Sure I do. I miss my mother and her crazy stories. I also miss the sand of the Hawaii’s beaches, and my hermanos pequeños...
Lance: Then why not go back? I mean, me and the others have to stay because we’re the universe’s only hope, but you? You can leave whenever you want!
Tansy: (Stares at him) Lance, if I didn’t want to be here, I would’ve never followed your group to Shiro or stayed here this long. I’ve chosen to be here along with you guys, and I want to be just as useful as you out here in the fight against Zarkzon. (Looks away) Besides, I like outer space.
Lance: (Perks up) But I thought you hated outer space because of how vast it was?
Tansy: Wow... you do listen to me... (Grins widely) ...but yeah.
Lance: (Laughs) You don’t make any sense!
Tansy: (Smiles) I’m glad I don’t make any sense.
(After an incident in the training room, Tansy runs away and hides in her room, flopping her face on her pillow)
Tansy: Why do I always fuck up? Why do I even exist? I’m a failure, dammit! All I do is screw up… and… (Tears up) c-cause pain… for o-o-others…
(WARNING: SPOILERS! Duh!)
Pidge: Yeah, I’m actually a female, you guys.
Lance: Wait, WHAT?!
Shiro: Way to go on confessing, Pidge!
Hunk: Me and Keith kind of figured it out along the way.
Allura: Congrats, Pidge!
Coran: (Smooths his mustache) It was quite obvious, indeed!
Tansy: (Whispers to self) ...hello gayness, I’m Tansy...
(With Hunk and Lance inside of a mermaid civilization, she glares at the blue paladin who flirts with the mermaids.)
Tansy: Can you stop flirting for even one minute, Lance?
Lance: Why do you even care? It’s just innocent flirting!
Tansy: Women that you consider attractive are like a goddamn magnet: once you spot them, you can’t help but to follow after them, flirt and act a fool!
Lance: That is so not true!
Hunk: Actually, it kind of is. Remember that one time when that alien girl swoon you and stole your lion?
Lance: T-That doesn’t count!
Tansy: But it does, cause you flirted with her and lost the lion to her charms, dude.
Lance: STOP GANGING UP ON ME, DAMMIT!
(WARNING: SPOILERS! Duh!)
(Tansy notices Keith training alone and walks over to him.)
Tansy: What’s up, stranger?
Keith: (Doesn’t look her way.) What do you want?
Tansy: I just came over to see how you’re doing.
Keith: I’m doing just peachy, thanks for asking.
Tansy: Don’t give me that attitude—
Keith: (Slices down the robot with ease and turns to face her.) How ‘bout you try coping with the fact that you’re not human, and that you are your friend’s greatest enemy, nonetheless!
Tansy: Keith, you aren’t her enemy. Just because you have their blood, doesn't automatically makes you the bad guy.
Keith: Allura hates me, Tansy. She hates me with a burning passion. I belong to a species that had slaughtered her family and people.
Tansy: She hates what’s inside of you. You aren’t anything like the Galra: you’re a bit cold, yes, but you’re brave, always thinking of others before yourself and would protect your teammates whatever the cost! If that doesn’t prove you’re not like them, then I don’t know what will.
Keith: (Stares at her before coughing into his hand, looking away) Can we just stop discussing it, please? (Sighs and turns his attention back, smiling a bit) ...wanna train together?
Tansy: Okay, but just go easy on me, dude.
(Daily workouts with Shiro)
Tansy: (Pauses in the middle of the room and takes deep breaths) I-I-I feel s-s-so f-f-fit...
Shiro: (Stops next to her and doesn’t break a sweat) (Looking elegant as fuck)
(Tansy stares at Shiro with a redden face)
Tansy: (Wheezes) ...d-d-dammit, S-Shiro, d-d-dude...
Shiro: (He stares at Tansy in confusion as she sinks to the ground, her face planted on the ground)