History Comicbook / RedSonja

5th Apr '17 1:21:20 AM YummyHumble
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* INeedAFreakingDrink: Red Sonja has always been a boozer and this probably reached its zenith under Gail Simone, where she was a full-blown alcoholic who could barely function without booze. Current writer Amy Chu has dialled that back a bit but her Sonja still loves a drink. In the storyline where Kulan Gath transports her through time to modern-day New York, her first priority after escaping captivity is food and her second is ale. Sonja pretty much says the trope title while walking around Harlem looking for a bar.


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* NeverGetsDrunk: Type 3a. Red Sonja *can* get drunk and often *does* but her capacity for alcohol is prodigious, probably even higher than Conan’s. In Amy Chu’s current series, having been transported through time and space to modern-day New York, Sonja finds herself a bar, makes friends quickly despite her inability to speak English and ends up in a big drinking session with her new buddies. When her cop friend Max comes by to pick her up, he finds her passed out drunk with a bar tab of 837 dollars to settle. The bartender tells Max it’s all her’s. WordOfGod is that there was a glitch with the calculations … based on the price of beer on the wall, 837 bucks would’ve bought nearly 300 beers but Amy Chu ‘only’ intended Sonja to have gone through 120 beers, equalling the personal best of AndreTheGiant. Bear in mind that Andre was about 7’0’’ and 450lbs at the time and Sonja’s 6’0’’ and 140.


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* OneSidedArmWrestling: In the ‘Lost In New York’ storyline mentioned under BarBrawl, NeverGetsDrunk and INeedAFreakingDrink above, Sonja finds a seedy bar and while she’s knocking back a couple of beers, she notices a big guy called Luis crushing his friend in an arm-wrestle. Luis then invites the statuesque female barbarian in the chainmail bikini to step up, hoping to BestHerToBedHer and figuring he’s got an easy win on his hands. Unfortunately for him, Sonja immediately smashes his arm down without blinking. With the other patrons laughing at him, Luis complains that he wasn’t ready, so Sonja offers to take him on again. Once more, she immediately and effortlessly beats him, with Luis saying he thinks she broke his wrist. The next panel shows Sonja beating a huge bald guy with ease in an arm-wrestle and this particular bout goes viral on social media and alerts her enemy Kulan Gath to her presence. The strong implication here is that the She-Devil beat every single challenger in the bar without breaking a sweat, although we only see her taking on two. Now factor in that Sonja was sporting a nasty head-wound in the scene and also had a nasty gunshot wound to her arm-wrestling shoulder, suffered in the previous issue. WordOfGod is that Red Sonja is as strong as six normal men.
5th Apr '17 12:05:56 AM YummyHumble
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* BarBrawl: A common trope in Red Sonja stories, usually at the start of a story and leading to Sonja getting into trouble. There were a couple of instances in Frank Thorne's run at Marvel and a great one early in the Dynamite reboot, with a fantastic cover by Adam Hughes. There have been instances of Sonja starting brawls because she's been out of sorts but usually trouble will occur when another character hits on her or when they are bullying another character. In such instances, Sonja usually comes out on top, relying on any available weapons. She's cut off the wandering hands of would-be admirers with her sword, she's smashed guys with tankards and she's flattened groups of men with her bare hands. There's a short but neat bar brawl in the current series by Amy Chu, where Sonja picks up a table with one hand and hurls it across the bar like a softball, taking a gigantic thug off his feet ... Chu's Sonja is a cut above most Sonjas and WordOfGod is that she is pretty much superhuman.



* StatuesqueStunner: Her height is 5'11".

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* StatuesqueStunner: Her height is 5'11".officially 5'11" ... in the current series by Amy Chu, she's 6'0'' and was played by the 6'0'' Brigitte Nielsen in the movie.
5th Mar '17 10:12:04 AM nombretomado
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Red Sonja, the She-Devil with a Sword, is a low fantasy sword and sorcery heroine created by Roy Thomas and Barry Windsor-Smith. She first appeared in ''Comicbook/ConanTheBarbarian'' #23 (MarvelComics, February 1973). The character was loosely based on Red Sonya of Rogatino in Creator/RobertEHoward's short story ''[[http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Shadow_of_the_Vulture The Shadow of the Vulture]]'' (''The Magic Carpet'', January 1934), which Roy Thomas rewrote as a Conan story for the Marvel comic.

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Red Sonja, the She-Devil with a Sword, is a low fantasy sword and sorcery heroine created by Roy Thomas and Barry Windsor-Smith. She first appeared in ''Comicbook/ConanTheBarbarian'' #23 (MarvelComics, (Creator/MarvelComics, February 1973). The character was loosely based on Red Sonya of Rogatino in Creator/RobertEHoward's short story ''[[http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Shadow_of_the_Vulture The Shadow of the Vulture]]'' (''The Magic Carpet'', January 1934), which Roy Thomas rewrote as a Conan story for the Marvel comic.



* EnigmaticEmpoweringEntity: The 'red goddess' Scáthach (known as 'The Lady' in some accounts) who grants Sonja her fighting skills in the MarvelComics version of her origin.

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* EnigmaticEmpoweringEntity: The 'red goddess' Scáthach (known as 'The Lady' in some accounts) who grants Sonja her fighting skills in the MarvelComics Creator/MarvelComics version of her origin.
30th Oct '16 5:35:56 AM Morgenthaler
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* RapeAsBackstory: She became the {{Badass}} warrior she did partly out of a reaction to being raped when she was a girl.

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* RapeAsBackstory: She became the {{Badass}} badass warrior she did partly out of a reaction to being raped when she was a girl.
28th Oct '16 4:13:25 PM shaktari
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An animated movie was released october 3rd, 2016.
23rd Oct '16 12:46:56 PM nombretomado
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* DiscontinuityNod: GailSimone's relaunch dispenses with the "can't have sex unless the man defeats her in battle" aspect of her origin. Instead, a very horny Sonja meets a swords'''man''' who won't have sex with anyone unless they defeat '''him''' in battle. She declares it to be the stupidest thing she's ever heard.

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* DiscontinuityNod: GailSimone's Creator/GailSimone's relaunch dispenses with the "can't have sex unless the man defeats her in battle" aspect of her origin. Instead, a very horny Sonja meets a swords'''man''' who won't have sex with anyone unless they defeat '''him''' in battle. She declares it to be the stupidest thing she's ever heard.
21st Oct '16 6:38:09 AM TheNerevarine
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** The ''Pathfinder: Worldscape'' comic includes ''{{Pathfinder}}'' stats for Red Sonja. Apparently, her chainmail bikini doesn't give her any armor bonus at all (her only armor bonus comes from Bracers of Armor +4), but she does have an ability that lets her add her Charisma bonus (18, for a +4 bonus) to Armor Class when not wearing armor, as opponents are [[DistractedByTheSexy distracted by her boo-]], uh, "confidence and personality", as the text says.

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** The ''Pathfinder: Worldscape'' ''ComicBook/PathfinderWorldscape'' comic includes ''{{Pathfinder}}'' stats for Red Sonja. Apparently, her chainmail bikini doesn't give her any armor bonus at all (her only armor bonus comes from Bracers of Armor +4), but she does have an ability that lets her add her Charisma bonus (18, for a +4 bonus) to Armor Class when not wearing armor, as opponents are [[DistractedByTheSexy distracted by her boo-]], uh, "confidence and personality", as the text says.
20th Oct '16 11:12:16 PM Laevatein
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** The ''Pathfinder: Worldscape'' comic includes ''{{Pathfinder}}'' stats for Red Sonja. Apparently, her chainmail bikini doesn't give her any armor bonus at all (her only armor bonus comes from Bracers of Armor +4), but she does have an ability that lets her add her Charisma bonus (18, for a +4 bonus) to Armor Class when not wearing armor, as opponents are [[DistractedByTheSexy distracted by her boo-]], uh, "confidence and personality", as the text says.
10th Jul '16 10:42:59 AM Morgenthaler
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* RedHeadedHeroine
9th Mar '16 6:31:57 PM Arrowhead
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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Thulsa Doom in the Dynamite run look more like his movie counterpart than the original, skull headed necromancer from the original Conan stories.

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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Thulsa Doom in the Dynamite run look more like his movie counterpart than the original, skull headed necromancer from the original Conan Kull stories.
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