character: color refined rendition of Zaruna
from "Infurion the Barbarian"
Zaruna is the powerful sorceress from the sky kingdom of Surina who leads her dark army of minions in determination to conquer and enslave humanity. She is also, along with the Valkyrie goddesses, was the creator of the Rhinegold Manacles, a magical entity that gives its' wearer unlimited power, but thanks to her secret dark spells, the bracelets' owner can be controlled by Zaruna's hypnotic charms. Each passing generation, she secretly gave the bracelets to a unwilling and gullible warrior through the centuries and seduce each owner to became her right-hand man their dangerous goals, but a secret organization thwarted her plans by killing the owner of the bracelets and hid them into secret locations, until another hapless individual stumbled upon them and became its' owner, forcing the organization to use forceful, even lethal measures to stop each owner from became seduced by Zaruna.
During World War II, disguised as a field nurse at the Invasion of Normady, Zaruna secretly stalked and American soldier who unwittingly was the wearer of the bracelets at the time. When fighting became intense, the soldier inadvertently activated the bracelets' power and transformed him into a raging barbarian-style warrior, but in the heat of battle, his stress transformed him into a orange-skinned monster rampaging in the field, annihilating both Axis and Allied forces alike. Zaruna seized the opportunity to lure the monster to her will, when a British sniper, an Allied soldier who also was a secret agent for the organization, shot and killed the beast with a "Valka-Meta"-made bullet, the only substance on Earth to negate the effects of the bracelets' power. Zaruna retreated and regroup, waiting for another opportunity to lure another lost soul to the bracelets, and once again use him for her plans of total human enslavement. That opportunity happened in the present that when an ordinary college freshman named Nick Rodgers
accidentally inherited the bracelets. Now Zaruna is determined to make Nick her unwilling slave and use him to achieve her goals.
Zaruna has a overwhelming lust for power and finds pure enjoyment over the suffering of the innocent. She believes that humanity is little more than mere pests that can easily be manipulated and controlled. When her back is on the wall, she becomes more dangerous and easily conquers almost all of her less powerful enemies. She is an expert in using dirty tricks and tactics to distract her adversaries. Overconfident and cruel, She will stop at nothing to achieve her goals, even if it means destroying those who stand in he way.
Zaruna is a powerful sorceress, with a vast array and spells and powers at her disposal to destroy her foes. She is also a master shape shifter; she can disguised herself to any person, whether be male or female, and she can change into any size creature, form a tiny ant to a huge dragon-like creature. She also has invulnerability to human-made weapons and explosives as well as superior strength and speed, using them to her advantage in tactics including spinning into a powerful cyclones or creating man-made earthquakes. Zaruna is a powerful hypnotist and mind controller, and she can also manipulate her victim's sheer will; only a person with powerful telepathy can counter her mind-numbing effects. She can generate any type of non-projectile weapons, including swords and double-edged spears from a sheer thought. Other powers include flight, teleportation and invisibility. She is a expert hand-to-hand fighter and swordswoman. Her only weakness is the power of the Silver Rhinegold Manacles worn by Sue Nickels/Xenaria, which the Valkyrie goddesses created to counteract the power of the Rhinegold Manacles, which when upon close exposure and its powers are manifested, will drained her strength and make her vulnerable.Inspiration/influence:
- Santanico Pandemonium (Selma Hayek) (From Dusk Til Dawn)