Garaka was the first leader of the Martian colonists who came to Earth 250 million years ago. A front-lines veteran of the Genetics War who served with Jarissy, she was legendary in her time as an able leader and fierce warrior. Soon after their ship crash-landed on Earth, she led a exploratory team that was attacked by a group of carnivorous dinosaurs. Garaka herself was killed, along with most of her party; only her widow, Nerrine, survived.
Her name meant "the satisfaction derived from the death rattle of your enemies".