Carthoris is a character from the Barsoom series. He is the son of John Carter and Dejah Thoris. His name is a combination of his parents' names (Carter and Thoris). A skilled swordsman, he inherits his father's superior strength and ability with a sword. He is a minor character in The Gods of Mars, and a principal character in Thuvia, Maid of Mars and love interest of Thuvia.