Sword of Sekhmet Concept

Sword of Sekhmet Concept

This Egyptian heroine draws her alias from the leonine goddess Sekhmet, but she actually comes from the period when Egypt was under Roman rule. Think of her as an Egyptian vigilante/superheroine who fights on behalf of her people against the abuses of the imperially sponsored urban cohorts (Roman police). She is the one who polices the police.

I developed the idea behind this character in wake of certain notorious incidents of US police abusing the African-American citizens they are supposed to protect. As a way of showing my support for the #BlackLivesMatter movement, I wanted a character who could defend African people from abusive violence by corrupt law enforcement, and so this avenger was born. And thus the Sword of Sekhmet was born in my mind.

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