Know Your Idols #22 – Adele Blanc-Sec

When her sister accidentally ends up with a hairpin lodged in her brain, adventurer and writer Adele Blanc-Sec knows what she must do – raise an Egyptian mummy who has the skills she needs to cure her sister.

What’s her deal:
Set before WWI Adele is a cynical yet famous adventurer and writer who faces many different foes, including corrupt officials and supernatural creatures. The comics cover her exploits predominantly in Paris but also other countries whilst in the movie our heroine heads to Egypt. She’s probably best described as a cross between Indiana Jones and Victoria Beckham. No matter what the situation, she remains calm in the face of danger and deals with all she meets in a respectful but no nonsense manner, including when meeting an Egyptian pharaoh she helped raise from the grave and an over-enthusiastic fanboys. Adele will do whatever it takes to reach her goals, be it learning how to ride a pterodactyl, challenging officials or creating a number of different characters to ensure she can gain access to the information or people she needs.

Research:
Les Aventures extraordinaires d’Adèle Blanc-Sec (The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec) (the comics) 1976
Les Aventures extraordinaires d’Adèle Blanc-Sec (The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec) (the movie) 2010

She says:
Death is the only path that leads to birth

Adele: ‘What’s move in Arabic?’
Camel herder: ‘Yallah, Miss Adele.’
(the camel still won’t move) Adele: ‘And ‘move, you ass, or you’re dead?”

(Narrater) One thing you should know about Adele, she listens to her instincts, not her publishers.

Like our own feral leader, Adele challenges the preconceived notions of societal constraints of the day, all whilst rocking a variety of stunning outfits with a single mindedness we should all hope to attain.

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