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Red Sonja
Nick Name

She-Devil of Hyrkania

She-Devil With a Sword


Civilian ID
Sonja
Occupation
Warrior
Legal Status
Citizen of Hyrkania with a criminal record in several kingdoms.
Nation or Planet of Origin
Hyrkania, Central Asia, Hyborian Age
Group Affiliation
None
Base of Operations
Mobile
Height
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Weight
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Eye Color
Blue
Hair Color
Red
Known Powers

Normal human with above average strength, agility and stamina possessing exceptional skills as a swordsman and warrior.


Accessories
Weapons typical of the Iron Age.
Common Enemies

Kulan Gath

Vassilisa

Vulture


Regularly Appearing

Conan the Barbarian

Kull and the Barbarians

Marvel Feature

Red Sonja Vol. 1, 2 & 3 (Marvel)

Red Sonja (Dynamite Entertainment)

Savage Sword of Conan (B&W Magazine)


First Appearance

Sonya of Rogatino

Magic Carpet Magazine (Jan. 1934)


Note: Magic Carpet Magazine was known as Oriental Stories until January 1933.


Red Sonja

Conan the Barbarian #23 (Feb. 1973)


Creator

Robert Ervin Howard


Note: The character Red Sonja was adapted by Roy Thomas and Barry Windsor-Smith from Robert Howard's Sonya of Rogatino; a Russian heroine who battled against Ottoman Turks invading 16th Century Vienna in a story titled The Shadow of the Vulture.


Origin

Her family slain and she left for dead after being sexually assaulted, Sonja was approached by the goddess Scathach. Sonja was given the power to avenge her family - taking a vow of chastity to never love a man unless he could best her in combat.


Wandering the ancient world in her quest for justice she stuck a blow for those that could not defend themselves as the warrior woman called Red Sonja.


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