Tera was a microbiologist working for the Ultor Corporation. She was trying to find ways to increase miners' lung capacity (a reference to Red Faction where Ultor uses nanotechnology), but with what Ultor was doing to innocent civilians to get results she joined the 3rd Street Saints to bring all of Ultor's crimes to the public eye.
Tera meets with The Protagonist at the Saints Hideout and asks The Protagonist to dig up and find some of the bodies she did experiments on for Ultor. After six bodies are found, The Protagonist delivers them to Channel 6. When they run a cover-up story, Tera decides to come up with another way to make the news team pay attention. Tera and The Protagonist steal one of Ultor's chemical trucks and protects it from attacking Ultor Forces, and they hide the truck at the airport. All of the evidence is then taken to Mount Claflin, where the Saints hold back the Masako Team, who are attempting to destroy the truck before it can be taken to the news team. After the Masako are taken care of, the truck is then taken to the news crew in their van nearby. Ultor attacks by sending Masako Helicopters out in a final attempt to take out the truck and any evidence of their wrongdoings - when the helicopters are destroyed, Tera has an interview with Jane Valderama.
Tera explains to Jane that Ultor is conducting inhumane experiments, however Jane manages to twist Tera's words and create the story that Tera was a scientist gone rogue, and had done these experiments herself. After the cameras are finished rolling Jane makes a hint that Ultor paid her to make this claim and then walks away, Tera vowing vengeance against the company that both destroyed her career and her reputation internationally.
She is based on and voiced by the famous pornographic actress Tera Patrick. In-game, her full name only appears in the cellphone after she is unlocked as a homie, and is not mentioned elsewhere.
Like Gary Busey, Tera Patrick was apparently going to be featured extensively in the advertisement campaign of Saints Row 2. However, unlike Busey (who appeared in many trailers for the game), she only ever appeared in one Developer Diary teaser and a Deal of the Week DLC trailer for Saints Row 2: Ultor Exposed.
Throughout Saints Row 2: Ultor Exposed, there are many tongue-in-cheek references to the real Tera Patrick and her career as a pornstar.
When Tera was nervous before doing the interview with Jane Valderama, The Protagonist suggests imagining everyone is in their underwear, to which Tera replies "No, I have a thing with nudity".
At times she can be heard saying "Just pretend it's a fetish film" when used as a homie.
Her vehicle is named the Temptress - a temptress is "a woman who is considered to be dangerously seductive".
In the game, she was a microbiologist for Ultor. In real life, Tera Patrick has a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Microbiology.
According to in-game dialogue, Tera now works at a hospital.[reference?] In real life, Tera Patrick has an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in nursing.