Created by: Fabian Nicienza

1st appearance: New Warriors #4, 1990

Nationality: Egyptian

Real Name: Meryet Karim

Height: 5’10”       Weight: 250lbs

Eyes: Green        Hair: Black

Skills and abilities: Has retained all the knowledge and skills of all her reincarnations over the centuries, including college educations

Powers: Due to the Ka Stone Meryet can alter reality within a several mile radius; can shoot het, light, or force blast from the stone, her hands or her eyes, enhance her strength, teleport of distances read minds or a person’s memories which will kill them, she is also eternally reincarnate and retains all of the knowledge of her past lives; without the stone the bearer will lose all the powers and revert to their true age and possibly crumble to dust

Weapons: none


Meryet Karim was a desert nomad who found Anath-Na Mut soon after he finds the Ka Stone and was unconscious. Meryet absorbs residual energies from the Ka Stone which grant her a fraction of its’ power while nursing Anath Na Mut back to health. After her death Meryet was reincarnated into new bodies and retained the knowledge of her previous lives with each perpetual rebirth. Meryet finds the pieces of the Ka Stone, rebuilds it, and becomes the new Sphinx. Meryet then alters history and has Anath-Na Mut kill Moses. By doing this Egypt was placed in position to conquer the world. Meryet’s plans are thwarted by the New Warriors. She resurrects Anath-Na in an attempt to reclaim his love. Anath, now being empowered again, battles the New Warriors. Anath-Na Mut was forced to face his feelings for Karim and decides to merge with her into a composite entity, which goes back in time to live a normal life (New Warriors #47-50, 1994, Nova #6-7, 1994, Night thrasher Vol. 2 #11-12, 1994)

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About Ryn Fraser

Caribbean born college teacher with a degree in Philosophy, founder/CEO of World of Black Heroes, freelance writer and all around comic book geek. I enjoy a good book, video games, movies and most of all fatherhood. Written credits include work for Wikipedia, Comicvine, Independent comics, IGN, Gamespot, and Islandstage.net. View all posts by Ryn Fraser

6 responses to “Sphinx

  • JameriCANE

    Honestly, I’ve been reading comics for almost 40 years and New Warriors #47-50 is one of the best story lines that any reader of color would appreciate. Beyond the whole love story component, the real underlying theme is: “What if Africans ruled the world?” I cannot encourage any of you enough to pick up this story line and give it a read.

    • Ryonslaught Fraser

      Me and you both JameriCANE!

      Even by today’s standard it’s a thought provoking tale…..what if one battle between Roma and Egypt had turned out differently?…..What if Chaka had defeated the British in battle and the Zulu nation became a world power? XD

  • chocolate_matters

    Dang, I was a big New Warriors fan back in the day…I had a graphic novel of there first beginnings as well as several of their regular comic series issues. I need to go back in my stash to see if I have the issue you two are referring about. Seems like an interesting storyline.

  • Donyell Taylor | WorldofBlackHeroes

    […] The new Warriors faced the villain Sphinx and were scattered he gathered a band of heroes to form a new incarnation of the new warriors and […]

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    […] Warriors joined a newer version lead by his ½ brother Donyell/Bandit. Both the original Sphinx and lady Sphinx joined together before departing for parts unknown [New Warriors V1. #50]. When tensions between […]

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