History Comicbook / RedSonja

21st May '18 5:20:07 PM TheNerevarine
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* BadassNormal: {{Zigzagged}}, Whether Sonja is superhuman or not depends on the writer. Her fighting prowess was divinely granted rather than the product of natural training and under some writers Sonja is acknowledged to be just a mortal fighter on peak female human condition. Others explicitly make her superhuman to a least some degree. She once demonstrated a healing factor and other writers have ranged from being MadeOfIron to giving her [[SuperStrength the strength of multiple men.]] For example, Michael Avon Oeming's Sonja was an unearthly warrior virtually impossible to defeat in combat, whereas Gail Simone's could be beaten in a duel with a skilled swordsman and got thrown out of a bar by a couple of bouncers. Amy Chu's take on the character in the current run is probably the most physically impressive yet. She can take a fall onto bare rock from 30 feet up and jump straight up again, and can leap 15 feet straight up to slash a sauropod-sized demon; she is also swiped by the same demon and hurled hundreds of feet away and immediately jumps to her feet unscathed. She can catch a thrown knife by the hilt in the dark without even looking and can necklift a 250lb man with one arm, with him being unable to break her grip with both hands. Amy Chu has said in a Reddit chat that Sonja developed her abilities through sheer bloody determination and training (i.e. without divine intervention, unlike Oeming's version) but that she has the strength of several men and is powerful enough to topple a horse with a punch.

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* BadassNormal: {{Zigzagged}}, Whether Sonja is superhuman or not depends on the writer. Her fighting prowess was divinely granted rather than the product of natural training and under some writers Sonja is acknowledged to be just a mortal fighter on peak female human condition. Others explicitly make her superhuman to a least some degree. She once demonstrated a healing factor and other writers have ranged from being MadeOfIron to giving her [[SuperStrength the strength of multiple men.]] For example, Michael Avon Oeming's Sonja was an unearthly warrior virtually impossible to defeat in combat, whereas Gail Simone's could be beaten in a duel with a skilled swordsman and got thrown out of a bar by a couple of bouncers. Amy Chu's take on the character in the current run is probably the most physically impressive yet. She can take a fall onto bare rock from 30 feet up and jump straight up again, and can leap 15 feet straight up to slash a sauropod-sized demon; she is also swiped by the same demon and hurled hundreds of feet away and immediately jumps to her feet unscathed. She can catch a thrown knife by the hilt in the dark without even looking and can necklift a 250lb man with one arm, with him being unable to break her grip with both hands. Amy Chu has said in a Reddit chat that Sonja [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower developed her abilities through sheer bloody determination and training training]] (i.e. without divine intervention, unlike Oeming's version) but that she has the strength of several men and is powerful enough to topple a horse with a punch.
17th May '18 12:55:21 AM Laevatein
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* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: Invoked -- when Roy Thomas decided to create a DistaffCounterpart for Conan, he wanted to make her a redhead, as the established warrior women in Conan lore were Valeria (blonde) and Belit (Brunette).
2nd May '18 10:07:08 AM YummyHumble
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* BookDumb: Despite her mother's efforts, Sonja is only borderline literate. She may have a learning disability; she describes working very hard to develop only crude handwriting.

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* BookDumb: Despite her mother's efforts, Sonja is only borderline literate. She may have a learning disability; she describes working very hard to develop only crude handwriting. Averted in the current run by Amy Chu where she demonstrates the ability read English signs within 24 hours of arriving in 21st century New York.



* LikeADuckToWater: In runs where Sonja was granted mastery over weapons by Scathach, she can turn virtually any object into an instrument of death with expert skill. In the current run by Amy Chu, her ability to learn new skills is practically a superpower. Arriving in New York, she quickly figures out how to use a remote control to operate a television and becomes almost fluent in English in 24 hours ... a faster learning curve than Wonder Woman. She somehow also learns how to *read* English without being taught and even picks up how to drive a motorbike just by riding on the back of one(with a nasty hangover, to boot).



* MusclesAreMeaningless: Sonja is far stronger than most men she encounters but lacks the muscle mass to illustrate this.

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* MusclesAreMeaningless: Sonja is far stronger than most men she encounters but lacks the muscle mass to illustrate this.this, although other characters will occasionally mention that she's exceptionally well built for a woman.
1st May '18 12:32:57 PM fruitstripegum
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* SiblingTeam: The Red Sisters in ''Queen Sonja'' and Ayla and Nias in the Simone's 2013 run.
* SingleMindedTwins: Ayla and Nias, the two hunters sent to track Sonja. They're always in the frame together and complete each other's sentiments if not sentences.


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* SiblingTeam: The Red Sisters in ''Queen Sonja'' and Ayla and Nias in the Simone's 2013 run.
* SingleMindedTwins: Ayla and Nias, the two hunters sent to track Sonja. They're always in the frame together and complete each other's sentiments if not sentences.
29th Apr '18 5:51:31 AM YummyHumble
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* BadassNormal: {{Zigzagged}}, Whether Sonja is superhuman or not depends on the writer. Her fighting prowess was divinely granted rather than the product of natural training and under some writers Sonja is acknowledged to be just a mortal fighter on peak female human condition. Others explicitly make her superhuman to a least some degree. She once demonstrated a healing factor and other writers have ranged from being MadeOfIron to giving her [[SuperStrength the strength of multiple men.]]

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* BadassNormal: {{Zigzagged}}, Whether Sonja is superhuman or not depends on the writer. Her fighting prowess was divinely granted rather than the product of natural training and under some writers Sonja is acknowledged to be just a mortal fighter on peak female human condition. Others explicitly make her superhuman to a least some degree. She once demonstrated a healing factor and other writers have ranged from being MadeOfIron to giving her [[SuperStrength the strength of multiple men.]]]] For example, Michael Avon Oeming's Sonja was an unearthly warrior virtually impossible to defeat in combat, whereas Gail Simone's could be beaten in a duel with a skilled swordsman and got thrown out of a bar by a couple of bouncers. Amy Chu's take on the character in the current run is probably the most physically impressive yet. She can take a fall onto bare rock from 30 feet up and jump straight up again, and can leap 15 feet straight up to slash a sauropod-sized demon; she is also swiped by the same demon and hurled hundreds of feet away and immediately jumps to her feet unscathed. She can catch a thrown knife by the hilt in the dark without even looking and can necklift a 250lb man with one arm, with him being unable to break her grip with both hands. Amy Chu has said in a Reddit chat that Sonja developed her abilities through sheer bloody determination and training (i.e. without divine intervention, unlike Oeming's version) but that she has the strength of several men and is powerful enough to topple a horse with a punch.


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** In Amy Chu's run, Sonja encounters a group of mercenaries on a quest and demands to join them. When their hulking leader mocks her in front of a crowded tavern and tells her there's no more room in the party, she calmly chops him in the windpipe and punches him out, before telling his group that she'll be taking his place.
17th Apr '18 4:54:35 AM jormis29
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She was played by Brigitte Nielsen in the 1985 film ''Film/RedSonja''.

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She was played by Brigitte Nielsen Creator/BrigitteNielsen in the 1985 film ''Film/RedSonja''.



* AmazonianBeauty: The comic character can be this DependingOnTheArtist - she has been more commonly depicted as svelte and voluptuous than buff (though there are exceptions). She was definitely one in the live action movie played by Brigitte Nielsen.

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* AmazonianBeauty: The comic character can be this DependingOnTheArtist - she has been more commonly depicted as svelte and voluptuous than buff (though there are exceptions). She was definitely one in the live action movie played by Brigitte Nielsen.Creator/BrigitteNielsen.



* StatuesqueStunner: Her height is 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.

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* StatuesqueStunner: Her height is officially 5'11" ... in the current series by Amy Chu, she's 6'0'' and was played by the 6'0'' Brigitte Nielsen Creator/BrigitteNielsen in the movie.
14th Apr '18 1:47:27 PM TheNerevarine
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* DeadlyDecadentCourt: Despite Songara appear to be peaceful and isolated from the rest of Hyboria, Sonja quickly finds out their nobles are a cutthroat bunch that do not take kindly to a foreigner (and a ''woman'', no less) being on the throne and they attempt to find ways to remove or subvert her.

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* DeadlyDecadentCourt: Despite Songara appear appearing to be peaceful and isolated from the rest of Hyboria, Sonja quickly finds out their nobles are a cutthroat bunch that do not take kindly to a foreigner (and a ''woman'', no less) being on the throne and they attempt to find ways to remove or subvert her.
13th Apr '18 4:28:31 PM fruitstripegum
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13th Apr '18 4:24:54 PM fruitstripegum
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* DistractedByTheSexy: This is [[DependingOnTheWriter sometimes]] given as the reason for the ChainmailBikini. The ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' stats for Red Sonja from ''ComicBook/PathfinderWorldscape'' show 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,
-->''Opponents are distracted by her boo--, uh, "confidence and personality".''



* DistractedByTheSexy: This is [[DependingOnTheWriter sometimes]] given as the reason for the ChainmailBikini. The ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' stats for Red Sonja from ''ComicBook/PathfinderWorldscape'' show 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,
-->''Opponents are distracted by her boo--, uh, "confidence and personality".''
3rd Apr '18 11:11:41 PM kikiandlala
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* BadassGrandpa: Sonja's tales usually has her as a young woman from her late teens to her early thirties. However in the miniseries, ''Vulture's Circle'' and ''Black Tower'' she's a lot older though the only thing different about her is that her hair develops a SkunkStripe to it.


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* EyeScream: Sonja gets an eye removed by a vindictive warlord in ''Black Tower'', due to some [[SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong timestream repairing]] when a possible clone/bastard daughter or whatnot of Sonja went back to the past, losing the eye was undone.


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* TooDumbToLive: Fengar Tolt in the ''Black Tower'', not only was this thug trying to rape a woman in front of Sonja (this is the hugest BerserkButton for her), he also jabs his finger into an exposed part of her breast. [[FinGore He loses a finger as a warning.]]
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