Know Your Idols #29: Fox

You may not have heard of Fox. (Depending on the context, that’s not altogether a bad thing, for reasons which will be abundantly clear if you’ve ever come across Mark Millar’s “Wanted” comic.) But if you have heard of her, there’s a good chance it will be via the Timur Bekmambetov film, where she’s a completely different animal and portrayed by Angelina Jolie on top tattooed, ass-kicking form.

What’s her deal?


Fox is a member of the Fraternity – an elite group of assassins – recruited after her DA father was murdered by a mob boss. Distant and often aloof, she may not say much but she’s always watching. And when she does have something to say, it’s worth listening.

Unflappable, with a hell of an aim, she thinks nothing of climbing out of the windscreen of a speeding car just so she can get a better shot at her target. And, frankly, who hasn’t wanted to do this in a grocery store once in a while? Fast driving, fast shooting, brass-knuckle wearing… Fox is a tough one to crack.

Determined, ruthless and brave enough to stand in front of a bullet,  she’s a woman in a man’s world and one impressive lady; willing to live and die by her code of honour.

She Says:

“You apologise too much.”

“We kill one, and maybe save a thousand. That’s the code of the Fraternity. That’s what we believe and that’s why we do it.”

Research:

“Wanted” (2008), IMDB, Wanted Wiki

—Daystar out—

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