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Tara DeBateau
Tara DeBateau.jpg
Gender Female Female
Age TS3-Teen.png Teen
Life state CAS Human icon.png Sim
Tara is quite the scholar. She's happiest when she's learning something new. She's been trying to tutor her friend, Justin, but he's so easily distracted. Still, she does enjoy spending time with him.
Education and employment
School Private School.png Private School
Grade A
Family/Families DeBateau family
Parents Armand DeBateauAdoptive
Marital status Single
Zodiac sign Leo.png Leo
Aspiration Knowledge.png Knowledge
Lifetime want Max 7 Skills.png Max Out 7 Skills
Turn-ons Fatness.png Fatness
Hard Worker.png Hard Worker
Turn-off Jewelry.png Jewelry
Hair color TS2 Red Hair.png Red
Eye color TS2 Brown Eyes.png Brown
Skin color Skin-light.png Light
Body shape Thin Thin
Other information
Game The Sims 2 Apartment Life Icon.png The Sims 2: Apartment Life
Playability Playable
Neighborhood Belladonna Cove

Tara DeBateau is a pre-made playable teenage Sim, residing in Belladonna Cove, the neighborhood shipped with The Sims 2: Apartment Life. She is a Knowledge Sim with short red hair and brown eyes. Tara was adopted by Armand DeBateau when she was a child. Now she is a teenager, and has a good relationship with her acquaintance Justin Cleveland, whom she helps with his homework. This may mean that they are meant to start a romantic relationship at some point after the game begins, though their Aspirations, lack of each other's Turn-Ons and Turn-Offs and Zodiac compatibility (Taurus and Leo) mean that they will normally start off with poor chemistry. Unusually, neither Tara, nor her father have the memory of her getting into Private School.

Being adopted, Tara's memories show she learned her toddler skills from the Mystery Sim, who is usually used for player-created Sims who are young adults[TS2:U] or older. If a family adopts a child in-game, though, they will not have memories of learning their toddler skills, or any other memories of their birth parents. Strangely enough, Tara is just short from becoming friends with her father's ex-wife, Jessica Peterson. When the family is first played, Tara is 15 days from being an adult.


Image Name Relationship level
Armand DeBateau.jpg Armand DeBateau Best Friend
Jessica Peterson.jpg Jessica Peterson Acquaintance
Justin Cleveland.jpg Justin Cleveland Acquaintance

Sloppy 4 Neat
Shy 7 Outgoing
Lazy 8 Active
Serious 3 Playful
Grouchy 3 Nice
Sign / personality mismatch
A Sim with this personality would normally be a Gemini.

Image Interest Level
Environment interest.png Environment 0
Food interest.png Food 7
Weather interest.png Weather 5
Culture interest.png Culture 9
Money interest.png Money 1
Politics interest.png Politics 6
Paranormal interest.png Paranormal 7
Health interest.png Health 6
Fashion interest.png Fashion 0
Travel interest.png Travel 7
Crime interest.png Crime 4
Sports interest.png Sports 6
Entertainment interest.png Entertainment 0
Animals interest.png Animals 9
Work interest.png Work 5
School interest.png School 3
Toys interest.png Toys 0
Sci-Fi interest.png Sci-Fi 5

Image Hobby Level
Hobby Cuisine.png Cuisine 1

Image Memory Type
Learned to Talk from -Sim-.png Learned to Talk from Mystery Sim Positive
Learned to Walk from -Sim-.png Learned to Walk from Mystery Sim Positive
Potty Trained.png Potty Trained by Mystery Sim Positive
Grew Up.png Grew Up Well Positive
Met -Sim-.png Met Armand Positive
Learned to Study from -Sim-.png Learned to Study from Armand Positive
Got an A.png Got an A+ Report Card Positive
Moved In.png Moved In Positive


The DeBateau family
Armand - Tara - Beaumont - Melanie - Jocques - Deidre