Portrayed by Bahar Soomekh
Full Name Inara Bahrami
Age 28
Height 5'5"
Build Svelte
Eyes Dark brown
Hair Black
Factions None
Occupation Tour Guide at the Bronx Zoo
Alignment Neutral

Claim to Fame

Inara is known around M-Town as the person to take your pets to if you can't afford a real vet. Since she never finished her schooling, she doesn't have access to the drugs that might be needed, but since she doesn't charge money for her help, its a compromise.


Inara is a quiet sort, keeps mostly to herself. She has a fondness for animals and uses her veterinary knowledge to help them when she can. She's considered one of the best tour guides at the Bronx Zoo because of her stories of the animals as if they were real people.


Inara's parents immigrated to the US before she was born, getting away from the horrors of Iran during the Gulf War. They were well educated, her father was a doctor, and after retraining in the states to get his license in the States, resumed his practice. Not long after moving to the States, Inara's parents decided it was finally okay to start a family. Nine months later, Inara was born. She was a happy child and though she didn't talk for the longest time, everything else about her development was normal. Her parents did notice that they had a lot of neighborhood animals visiting their backyard, but assumed it was because of the water feature and other niceties of their home.
Initially, they assumed that Inara's talking to the animals, and telling them what they were saying to her, was just a case of an overactive imagination. They didn't see a problem with it and even encouraged it. While no pets were allowed in the home due to her younger brother's allergies, they were always visiting the backyard to play with Inara. As the mutant movement grew, Inara's father had Inara tested. Being an educated man, he realized that Inara's talents was no fault of her own. The only change that this discovery made to her family was simply that they knew to watch out for the reactions of people not as tolerant as they were.
And so, Inara grew up, happy and loved. She had a difficult time dealing with people, mostly do to the fact that most humans are never truly honest, with ourselves or others. We feel the need to hide things, even parts of ourselves. Inara couldn't understand the need for this. Animals are very forthright with their feelings an intentions. If one doesn't like what they hear, it is hardly the fault of the animal. And so, Inara started to distance herself from people. People were nice enough when not growing too close to them, but an emotional distance was preferable. Naturally, with her love for animals, it was no surprise that Inara decided to go to veterinary school. Her grades were certainly good enough. The classes were difficult, but she studied hard. She wanted to succeed. That all changed on September 11, 2001. The horrors that showed on her television screen at her parents home made her cry. She cried all the harder when it was realized to be a terrorist attack. Her family was looked at in a different light and though they had nothing to do with the attack, were ostracized.
Inara made a decision. She would go to New York and do her best to help out in any way that she could. She would prove that it wasn't the fact that the terrorists were Muslim was what they should be villified for. Against her parents wishes, she quit her schooling in her last semester, packed up and moved. Things were not easy in New York. Inara was a mutant and a Persian. Without really knowing, people assumed she was Muslim. Even when she tried to explain that she was Persian and was actually Islam, they grouped her in with the 'terrorist threat.'
Inara discovered that the waiting list to get into veterinary school in the state of New York was much higher then her home of Florida. She got a job at the Bronx Zoo, using her veterinary knowledge to give tours that were informative. The animals there loved her and she loved them. She found herself a small apartment in M-Town with the help of a pigeon she befriended. M-Town was different then most of New York. Everyone was there because they were looked down upon, so Inara's race was ignored. The fact that she could talk to animals and had been so close to being a veterinarian made her useful too. In the years she has been here, she has come to think of M-Town as home. Living in a ground floor apartment, she tends to keep her window open for the animals to come and go as they please. She gives veterinary advice for free to anyone that needs it. True, her mother keeps trying to get her to come home and marry a nice lawyer or doctor, but they will learn in time that she is exactly where she needs to be.

Character Details

Inara tends to be quiet and shy around humans. They confuse her so she mostly stays quiet around them. Around animals, she is warm and friendly, always willing to offer a helping hand.


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Cora's Condition
August 29 2014: Betsy Braddock comes to see Fenris and Inara about Cora. Things go wrong from there.
(log: 20140829-cora-s-condition | tags: fenris psylocke whisperer | posted: 30 Aug 2014 10:33)

August 14, 2014: Mike Drakos is repairing a building. It's good to be useful when you have no heart.
(log: 20140814-reconstruction | tags: iceman metal nyc whisperer | posted: 15 Aug 2014 18:56)

School Scouting
August 13 2014: Fenris and Inara talk to Remy about the Institute. Kind of.
(log: 20140813-school-scouting | tags: fenris gambit whisperer x-men | posted: 17 Aug 2014 02:22)

Stark Philanthropy
August 06, 2014: Tony Stark tries to help out the transportation woes of New York. Things go awry. A bit. Language Warning.
(log: 20140806-stark-philanthropy | tags: corvinus eight falcon fenris iron_man lucky pepper_potts whisperer | posted: 09 Aug 2014 14:01)

Lesson Two
August 04 2014: Melinda May takes Darcey Lewis out for some more training. And happens upon a mystical disturbance
(log: 20140804-lesson-two | tags: constantine corvinus crocuta-npc darce fenris metal phobos shield the_cavalry whisperer | posted: 05 Aug 2014 09:36)

House of Stark
July 27 2014: Dana stops by to see Pepper, and gets introduced to her house guests.
(log: 20140727-house-of-stark | tags: crocuta-npc fenris pepper_potts rune whisperer | posted: 29 Jul 2014 07:35)

Central Park Summoning
July 25 2014: Melinda May and Sam Wilson separately come up on Fenris and Inara in the process of shutting down a demon summoning in Central Park
(log: 20140725-central-park-summoning | tags: falcon fenris the_cavalry whisperer | posted: 26 Jul 2014 17:23)

Grand Central PottsOffice
July 23, 2014: Some days, Pepper's office feels like Grand Central Station. Of the weird variety. Cats and wolves and wizards, oh my!
(log: 20140723-grand-central-pottsoffice | tags: becca-npc constantine fenris jarvis-npc pepper_potts vorpal whisperer | posted: 01 Dec 2014 03:10)

House Hunting
July 15 2014: Inara and Fenris discuss new places to live, meeting her parents and events around town.
(log: 20140715-house-hunting | tags: fenris whisperer | posted: 17 Jul 2014 08:40)

Steak Au Poivre
July 12 2014: Fenris and Inara meet Pepper (again) whilst at dinner.
(log: 20140712-steak-au-poivre | tags: fenris iron_man pepper_potts whisperer | posted: 17 Jul 2014 03:59)

Chitter Chatter
July 08, 2014: Robotic drones, pizza, beer, and odd new company in the park. (Some language use.)
(log: 20140708-chitter-chatter | tags: cable domino whisperer | posted: 08 Jul 2014 19:48)

Precinct Predicament
July 05 2014: Jericho comes in to answer a few questions for the police… and things go wrong from there. Sara and Paul find it amusing, mostly. Hill and May? Maybe not so much.
(log: 20140705-precinct-predicament | tags: aspect hydra maria_hill nypd paul_manning shield the_cavalry whisperer witchblade | posted: 06 Jul 2014 08:20)

July 05, 2014: A most peculiar explosion happens outside of Central Park…
(log: 20140705-fruitsplosion | tags: hawkeye nocturne whisperer wonder_man | posted: 05 Jul 2014 21:56)

Domestic Terror
June 30 2014: Loki shows up to interrupt dinner at Fenris' apartment. (Follow up scene to dinner plans)
(log: 20140630-domestic-terror | tags: crocuta-npc fenris loki whisperer | posted: 01 Jul 2014 08:24)

Dinner Plans
June 30 2014: Fenris and Inara discuss the wild child over dinner.
(log: 20140630-dinner-plans | tags: crocuta-npc fenris whisperer | posted: 01 Jul 2014 08:28)

Table Manners
June 22 2014: Following the discussion in the park with Amara, Fenris and Inara return to her apartment for dinner and further discussion
(log: 20140622-table-manners | tags: crocuta-npc fenris whisperer | posted: 23 Jun 2014 09:42)

Wild Things
June 20 2014: Fenris, Inara, Tommy and Amara all walk into a bar. No… really.
(log: 20140620-wild-things | tags: crocuta-npc fenris hitman magma whisperer | posted: 21 Jun 2014 11:37)

The Right Thing
June 20 2014: Fenris and Inara discuss the possible fate of a feral little mutant girl in the aftermath of her 'recovery.'
(log: 20140620-the-right-thing | tags: crocuta-npc fenris whisperer | posted: 21 Jun 2014 19:59)

Cats and Dogs
June 18 2014: Fenris sees Inara in her other job - low cost vet alternative - and manages to bury the hatchet.
(log: 20140618-cats-and-dogs | tags: fenris whisperer | posted: 19 Jun 2014 08:51)

One Night At The Zoo
June 15 2014: Fenris and Inara run into one another at the Bronx Zoo. And the Subway. And… yeah, damn Norns.
(log: 20140615-one-night-at-the-zoo | tags: fenris whisperer | posted: 17 Jun 2014 09:13)

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