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Cleopatra's death bed. She takes her own life by poison
In this original work of fiction, Cleopatra is the digitally reincarnated Pharaoh of Ancient Egypt, who is cloned from the DNA of her newly recovered Mummy by a secret society called; NeuWelt Ritttertum.
Before taking her own life with a poison asp, the famous ruler (of Macedonian-Greek [mixed race] origin) left instructions for living in the afterlife, to include the potential for resurrection, to be able to follow through with her plans for an Egyptian/Greek empire. Her ultimate scheme to best the Roman rulers that caused her such pain in her past life, by way of revenge.
She need not have bothered, since when she is reborn into the 21st Century, the Roman Empire has long ago ceased to exist.
Bt reason of her desire for revenge, her mummification was to an exceptionally high standard. A factor that materially helps those seeking to do her bidding, when they recover her sarcophagus.
She is not considered to be an exceptionally beautiful woman by historians, but is a seductress with contemporary looks, stemming from her Greek origins. Cleopatra was held to be one of the most intelligent people in the world, in her time. A linguist and scholar.
Cleopatra with red hair from a Roman sculpture
In the John Storm series, Cleopatra VII Philopator's intelligence becomes DNA enhanced, in her replicant state, her thinking is ultra-fast in addition to being exceptionally strong, thanks to her gene manipulation. The person who plays her part, need not be strictly Greek-Macedonian, but it would help if she was able to portray, and give weight to this most important lead role, by treading a path least likely to offend historians. We are entirely neutral when it come to black and white washing, and welcome expert opinions as to the most accurate casting, given the available talent. Most especially views backed up by as much factual data as possible. Perhaps including even DNA charted academic assessment, to help production companies decide who to cast.
We are looking for a local model to base our graphic novel on. A person with Middle Eastern/Greek/Macedonian looks, who is classically attractive. We are based in Sussex, England, so encompass London in our sphere of operations.
Before taking her own life, she considered herself to be Isis reborn. Goddess of the moon, life and magic, in Egyptian religion. Reborn into a new body, that description is not far from the truth. She is virtually unstoppable. A match for any athlete, and the most advanced minds on the planet. But what is she like. Will she go for the Nazi derived plan to unite Aryan and Royal Pharaoh blood, and will she give in to the advances of Baron Richthofen, by way of accepting ritual copulation - in vitro fertilization (IVF), or will a cloning DNA mix be necessary.
It all depends on how well the coders manage to recreate her past life using advanced AI, given that her brain proves to be beyond recovery. Mostly, mummification involved discarding the brain. But Cleopatra ordered her brain to be preserved, like her heart. Other cloning technology factors come into play. Such as the origin of the donor egg, and the degree of genome patch repair. Much of which revolves around the Scientific (Secret) Society gaining access to the Elizabeth Swann's DNA database.
Cleopatra is often depicted very revealing
The Egyptian goddess, Isis, protected women and children, and healed the sick. Closely linked to the throne, she was one of the greatest goddesses of Ancient Egypt - and could be again. In the modern world, she is going to need all of her powers to make her dreams come true. As the franchise develops, Cleopatra devotes herself to protecting antiquities, and fighting injustice. Her work is recognised by Blue Shield, who gratefully accept her expertise, as John engages more and more in conservation matters.
Cleopatra VII Philopates ("glory to her father") was a very popular name among the Ptolemy Dynasty, but the seventh was the most famous, and a legend in her time.
VII wasn't an Egyptian. Her bloodlines were Macedonian, Persian, and Greek. Her father was Ptolemy XII Nothos ("the Bastard"), the illegitimate son of Ptolemy XI by one of his concubines. It is said that Ptolemy XI was forced to marry his own elderly stepmother, who was also his cousin. Scholars of Egyptology also believe that her mother was Cleopatra V, the wife and sister of Ptolemy XII, and she died during Cleopatra VII's birth, or soon afterwards, of complications
On meeting John Storm, the reborn Cleopatra, finds him appealing and is attracted to him. But does not know why that is. She falls for her rescuer. John is the spitting image of Mark Antony, but does not know it, or realise his ancestry, since there are no photographs or truly accurate representations from that period. They were fated to be re-united.
Cleopatra in popular culture - a Scooby-Doo animated feature film
Gal Gadot as Cleopatra
Cleopatra as Isis, and a marble statue
FIGUREHEAD - The Elizabeth Swann's figurehead is a combination of woman, bird and fishtail, with wings like the ears of Anubis. Symbolizing the solar wings that propel the ship via fins in the water. Cleopatra takes a shine to this symbol of life on earth, likening it to Isis.
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