Sunday, April 18, 2010

#Octobriana's super powers census

Lately in an attempt to write down the Comic Vine entry related to Octobriana - little research had to be made to list all Octobriana's super powers (a sort of census).

From Petr Sadecky's book "Octobriana and the Russian Underground" in her 2 adventures she's presented as immortal (or Eternal) - and can show some swimming, fighting, wrestling skills, riding skills with various beasts (pterodactyl, buffalo, camel etc ... ), and time travel ability (because of the Wonder Machine)

- Weapon Master (with pistols and dagger)
- Time Travel (because of the Wonder Machine)
- Riding skill (maybe animal control ?!)
- Immortality (?!)

In the adventure of Luther Arkwright Octobriana is reading Tarot cards, seduces Luther (or try to), she's mentioning that she's leading a little army (freedom fighters) in Russia  and again demonstrates great fighting skills (against the disruptors)

That adds to the list :
- Occultism / Fortune telling (?)
- Sex Appeal (obviously)
- Leadership

From the movie "Octobriana and the Finger of Lenin" we could add (or confirm) :
- Weapons skills
- Resistance to pain (torture)

Then  the latest "bio & stats" addition (from Deviant Art) is giving some more :

- Empathy (maybe the political message ?)
- Enhance strength (totally make sense)
- Hypnotic voice (a new one - meant to control people)
- Invulnerability to cold (and for a Russian super hero that is a must!)
- Expert marksman (precision shooting)
and last but not least
- Regeneration (similar to the X-Man Wolverine ability, I guess)

The sources used :
Who's Octobriana? by *tartanninja on deviantART
Bryan Talbot old site (very detailed "role playing character sheet" in the "Gurps" section) Octobriana entry (still in progress)

The picture of "Octobriana's character sheet" is by Tartanninja (used for this post with permission) - Thanks Comrade ;)

Thursday, April 1, 2010

#Octobriana / #Amazona movie adaptation

According to a British film site (Revolution Films) an adaptation of the Octobriana comic is in preparation - it will features "Amazona" becoming "Octobriana" ; the story of an Amazon becoming a passionate fighter for true communism.

According to unconfirmed reports which had initially portray the title role to "Lucia Borhyová", it appears that the  heroine will finally be played by Anna Falchi (check the picture above - wow!), the Italian model of Finnish origin.

The film, according to its makers will offer plenty of dramatic action and women's curves.
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