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Character sheet for the Red Sonja movie.

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Red Sonja
Played by: Brigitte Nielsen

A woman whose family was slain by Queen Gedren, and she was herself raped by Gedren's men. A spirit came to her, and gave her the strength to seek vengeance. She went on to train with the best sword masters and became a formidable warrior.



Lord Kalidor

A warrior who was sworn to protect the Order of the Talisman. After the Talisman is stolen by Queen Gedren, he teams up with Sonja in order to find and destroy it before it destroys the world.


Prince Tarn
Played by: Ernie Reyes Jr.

The young prince of the kingdom of Harblock, which was destroyed by Queen Gedren using the Talisman. He projects to raise a new army and joins Sonja in her crusade against Gedren.

  • Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: He thinks he's much stronger than he is, and it's up to Sonja to teach him discipline, humbleness and better combat techniques.
  • Cool Crown/Cool Helmet: He wears a helmet (or is it a crown?) decorated with red silk and a Pickelhaube-esque spike.
  • Defiant to the End: Still utters death threats to the bandits that are about to quarter him.
  • Fearless Fool: He doesn't hesitate to jump on Kalidor thinking he is a threat to Sonja. He isn't afraid to confront Ikol alone either.
  • Flynning: Subverted. Sonja shows him why this wouldn't really work in a real fight.
  • Pride: His character flaw, although he's young and eventually grows more humble after receiving a few lessons courtesy of Sonja.
  • Royal Brat: He starts as purely this, bossing Falkon around and being quite arrogant, but Sonja gives him several lessons that make him more humble over the course of the movie.
  • Stay in the Kitchen: He arrogantly invites Sonja to work for him as a cook the first time they meet.


Played by: Paul Lawrence Smith

Prince Tarn's loyal bodyguard and last remaining manservant.

  • Acrofatic: His girth doesn't prevent him from climbing on the castle's wall along with Kalidor and Sonja. He still has this line upon reaching the stone duct:
    "Tomorrow I start my diet..."
  • Big Eater: He can't resist eating a bit of Gedren's men's chicken as he has landed straight onto their refectory table, even as the fight is about to begin.
  • The Blade Always Lands Pointy End In: He is quite good at knife throwing.
  • Cool Helmet: His headgear looks more like a metallic hat than a helmet actually.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: He can look and act goofy in his dedication to protect Prince Tarn and do whatever Tarn orders him to do no matter how stupid it is, but he's a force to be reckoned with.
  • Enemy Eats Your Lunch: A hilarious inversion of the trope. He ends up eating the bad guys' lunch.
  • Fat Comic Relief: He's overweight, and quite a goofball at times.
  • Knife Nut: In addition to his bone club, he uses throwing knives.
  • Undying Loyalty: He has sworn to protect Prince Tarn and obeys every one of his orders. He never bothers discussing said orders, no matter how stupid they can prove to be, and he never even thinks about giving the prince much-needed corrections for his bratty behaviour, even with no one left to punish him for touching a royal heir.
  • Weapon of Choice: His favorite weapon is a bone he uses as a club. He offers a smaller one to Tarn before climbing the castle with Sonja and Kalidor.



     Queen Gedren
Played by: Sandahl Bergman

The evil queen of the Kingdom of Eternal Night. She destroyed Sonja's family and seeks to use the Talisman to dominate the world.

Played by: Ronald Lacey

Queen Gedren's vizier.

Played by: Pat Roach

The keeper of the gates leading to the Kingdom of Eternal Night.

  • Beard of Barbarism: Brytag and his men are depicted no differently than barbarians in the Conan movies that came before Red Sonja, and he's bearded.
  • Beard of Evil: He's bearded and won't hesitate to massacre those who won't pay him a tax. Plus he's a Dirty Old Man expecting women who want to cross his gate to pay him a "favor".
  • Bling of War: He wears a mail/plate armor that's adorned with gold.
  • Cash Gate: One has to pay him a tax to enter the Kingdom of Eternal Night.
  • Cool Key: He uses a big key to open his door and wears it on a necklace.
  • Dirty Old Man: He won't let Sonja pass through his door unless she does him a "favor".
  • Evil Gloating: Gloats about the sufferings he will inflict to Sonja while fighting her.
  • Evil Redhead: He's a Dirty Old Man and a greedy bastard, and he's red-headed.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Sonja runs him through with her sword.
  • Large and in Charge: He's much more heavily built than his men.
  • Leave Him to Me: He decides to kill Sonja by himself when it becomes clear he won't have his way with her.


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