13th Century B.C
Princess of Egypt
The Pharoah's Daughter
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Fell from balcony to her death
Nefertiri was the daughter of Pharaoh Seti I, as well as the previous incarnation of Evelyn O'Connell. Edit
Nefertiri was left motherless as a young woman, and was later confronted with the truth that her father was to marry Anck-Su-Namun, a choice that angered her as Anck-Su-Namun was a mere concubine.
Anck-Su-Namun did nothing to remedy Nefertiri's perception of her, as she carried on her own haughty demeanour, and abused her position as Nefertiri's superior.
Bracelet of AnubisEditSeti had entrusted Nefertiri with the task of watching over the ancient Bracelet of Anubis, the final remaining artifact of the Scorpion King, an ancient warlord. One day, for the entertainment of Seti and his courtiers, Nefertiri and Anck-Su-Namun dueled in the royal court with sais, but quickly moved on to other weapons before she was eventually brought to heel by Anck-Su-Namun. It was after the battle had ended with she defeated that Seti made an announcement to his court: Anck-Su-Namun was to be his future wife, as he believed that she could protect him from any conspirators, leaving Nefertiri dismayed at the fact that Anck-Su-Namun would become her stepmother. However, she did not voice any disapproval, most likely knowing that it would amount to nothing. Instead, she embraced her father, and took note that the High Priest of Osiris, Imhotep was exchanging covert glances with Anck-Su-Namun. As Seti's most trusted consort, Imhotep was held under suspicion by Nefertiri after that.
That night, Nefertiri walked onto the balcony of her room in the palace to take the night air. As she stood there, she saw Anck-Su-Namun in her father's chambers and was stunned to see High Priest Imhotep there as well. To her further shock, the two embraced and kissed but quickly broke apart and separated when Pharaoh Seti himself entered the chambers. Already suspicious due to the presence of Imhotep's priests in the room, Seti immediately spotted that someone else had touched his concubine and demanded to know who had done so. Imhotep then revealed himself and drew the Pharaoh's own sword from his belt. Realizing their intentions, Nefertiri called out to the Medjai, Seti's loyal bodyguards, that her father was in danger. Unfortunately, it was too late and the princess watched in horror as Anck-Su-Namun struck the first blow to her father, stabbing him deeply in the back with a dagger, before joining Imhotep in stabbing the monarch repeatedly until he died. Overcome with horror, Nefertiri inadvertently leaned too far over the edge of the balcony and fell to her death.
Despite having perished, Nefertiri's soul was cast adrift into the currents of time to be reborn once fate deemed the time right, to revenge herself upon Anck-Su-Namun.
Centuries later, Nefertiri's memories were revisited by Evelyn O'Connell, who had come to life as the reincarnated form of Nefertiri herself, with her husband, Rick O'Connell, established as a warrior for God, a Medjai, a connection which Ardeth Bay noted as no mere coincidence, but established by fate itself. True to form, she encountered Anck-Su-Namun once more and this time defeated her in sai combat; though she herself did not personally strike the treacherous concubine down, she did enough for fate to do the rest.
Nefertiri was a beautiful young woman with the typical olive skin of an Egyptian, and black hair that was kept long with bluntly-cut bangs. She also had a penchant for sporting printed gowns.
Despite being a dignified Princess of Egypt, Nefertiri was shown to be a strong-willed and resourceful woman with considerable combat skills, which she exhibited when confronting the concubine Anck-Su-Namun. She was also a devoted daughter to her father, to the extent where, though she resented Anck-Su-Namun for constantly abusing her, she was still appalled when she saw how her father's concubine and Imhotep were engaged in a secret love affair. When she saw her father being murdered, she was so grieved that she accidentally fell to her death.
Behind the ScenesEdit
The actual princess of Egypt was named Nefertiti, but the producers had changed her name to Nefertiri with an "r" instead, in light of viewers most-likely making vulgar jokes about her true name.