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While created as part of licensed material, it has not been confirmed as part of the "real" Buffyverse.
Tara Maclay was the evil alternate reality counterpart of Tara Maclay. Unlike her main reality self, this Tara was a vampire and a servant of the First Evil in its hell dimension. Tara was chosen as one of the First's five champions in its contest with Ethan Rayne and was assigned to guard Cassandra Rayne's arm in the Sunnydale Mall. After fighting through the Mall, Willow encountered the evil Tara to her horror as the real Tara was her girlfriend. Tara proceeded to throw massive fireballs at Willow and conjure other vampires to attack her. Willow retaliated by using the possession spell to send Tara's own vampires back to attack her and they eventually dusted her, leaving Willow deeply saddened but finally able to get Cassandra's arm.