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Sekhmet

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Sekhmet is a woman of many talents. She's the big bad lioness of the sun. She can cause disease as well as cure it. Oh, and she can destroy evil at Ra's command and then go home to celebrate with red beer.

Sekhmet came into being like an ancient Egyptian Hulk. See, Hathor got angry because people were picking on her dad, Ra, and she turned into Sekhmet. Now, whenever Hathor's angry, Sekhmet bares her teeth.

Basic Information

Name

Sekhmet

Nickname

The Powerful One, Goddess of the Blood Red Garment, Mistress of Plagues, She-Ra

Sex

Female

Current city

Memphis

Work & Education

Occupation

Goddess of plagues, doctors, war, and breaking stuff (but only if Ra says I can)

Education

Memphis Medical School (I am a surgeon, you know)

Beliefs

Political views

My dad is in charge. Understand?

Family & Friends (& Enemies)

Parents

My father Ra is my world

Siblings

Hathor (she's actually me when I'm not angry, but it's complicated)

Children

Nefertem

Friends

Horus the Elder, Isis, Thoth

Enemies

Bad people. Traitors. Germs.

Relationships

Relationship status

Married to Ptah

Interested in

Men (especially when I get to kill them if they're bad)

Favorites

TV Shows

Xena, Warrior Princess (A warrior who can heal. Just what I like.)
Judge Judy (I like a judge who tells it like it is.)
Buffy, the Vampire Slayer (Girls who fight evil? Yes, please.)

Quotations

"The sword of justice has no scabbard."
– Antoine de Rivarol

"Many that live deserve death. And some die that deserve life. Can you give it to them?" – J.R.R. Tolkien

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."
– Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King

"We often give our enemies the means of our own destruction."
– Aesop

"An intelligent man is sometimes forced to be drunk to spend time with fools."
– Ernest Hemingway

Books

Arrow of God by Chinua Achebe (I actually have seven arrows, against all seven possible illnesses or dangers. And I'm not afraid to use any of them.)
The Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allan Poe (Nobody wants to invite me to parties, either. I wonder why?)
The Plague by Albert Camus (I could cure those people.)
The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston (Fa Mu Lan is definitely my kind of lady.)
Inside Straight (A Wild Cards novel) edited by George R.R. Martin (I got to take over a superhero kid in this book! It was fun.)
Face to Face with Lions by Derek and Beverly Joubert (Look at how beautiful we are!)
Warfare in Ancient Egypt by Bridget McDermott (How we used to smack down evil, desert-style.)
Disease: the Extraordinary Stories Behind History's Deadliest Killers by Mary Dobson (Do I have my own chapter? I should have my own chapter.)

Music

A Change is Gonna Come by Sam Cooke (Yeah. I'm coming, and I'm going to change everything.) 
Anything by Rage Against the Machine
Oops I Did It Again by Britney Spears (I didn't mean to.) 
Cat People (Putting Out Fire) by David Bowie (Pro tip: gasoline doesn't put out fire.)
Set Fire to the Rain by Adele (I could really do that—you know, make rain burn.) 
I'm on Fire by Bruce Springsteen (Good of him to do the right thing. Now I don't have to kill him.) 
Like a Surgeon by Weird Al Yankovic (Hey! Did you see that lion in the ER?) 
The Jungle (The Lion Sleeps Tonight) by The Tokens (People like it better when I'm sleeping.) 

Movies

The Avengers (I can't tell who I love more: Hulk, Iron Man, Black Widow, or Nick Fury….can I just like them all?)
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Catching a killer is my kind of job. I don't like bad men.)
Aeon Flux (A woman with a mission. I liked the animated series, too.)
The Incredible Hulk (Did anybody ever try giving him a beer? Works for me.)
Rabbit-Proof Fence (Don't EVER try to hurt children. I will bite you.)
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (More fighting! More!)
Princess Mononoke (Greedy humans need to be punished.)
The Ghost and the Darkness (Sometimes, lions go a little crazy. These two understand.)

Activities & Interests

Likes

Children
Extreme sports
Energy drinks
Sharp, pointy things

Interests

Justice
Infectious diseases
Contact sports
Surgical techniques

Groups

Ancient Egyptian Gods 
BEER
Don't make me angry. You wouldn't like me when I'm angry. 
Goddess Sekhmet 
Funny Wildlife