Born in Pellucidar in 1932, Victory Harben is the daughter of Gretchen von Harben and the warrior Nadok of the Voraki tribe. From a young age, Victory studied under Abner Perry and Jason Gridley, from whom she learned a deep love for science. At age eleven, she underwent a life-changing experience when she ran away from home and encountered a Mahar named Tu-al-sa in the subterranean city of Mintra. Victory traveled for the first time to the outer crust soon after, determined to unlock the secrets of advanced mathematics and physics hinted at in the Mahar archives. After graduating with a Master’s degree in theoretical physics at the age of eighteen, Victory returned to Pellucidar at the behest of Jason Gridley to help solve the mystery of the Gridley Wave’s failure. But Victory was little prepared for what was in store for her when she again met Tu-al-sa at the site of dead Mintra…

Name: Victory Harben
Birth Name:
Victory von Harben
Birthdate: February 17, 1932
Birthplace: Sari, Pellucidar
Species: Human (Pellucidarian)
Parents: Gretchen von Harben (mother), Nadok of the Voraki tribe (father)
Grandparents: Karl von Harben (maternal grandfather)
Other Relatives: Erich von Harben (maternal uncle)
Godparent: Jason Gridley
Education: High school diploma; bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Theoretical Physics, Darkheath College, University of Oxford
Mentors: Abner Perry, Jason Gridley, Tarzan, Jane Porter, Mudina Macrae, Professor Aloysius P. Ralston
Animal Companion: Hucklebuck (species unknown)
Fighting Styles: Archery, jujitsu, knife fighting, spear fighting (instructed by Tarzan and David Innes)
Weapons of Choice: Bow and arrow, “uncertainty” gun
Personal Interests: Mathematics, quantum mechanics, root beer floats

Canonical Appearances

Expanded Canon:

Tarzan: Battle for Pellucidar (novel) by Win Scott Eckert

“Pellucidar: Dark of the Sun” (novelette) by Christopher Paul Carey

Pellucidar: Dark of the Sun #1 (comic book back-up story): Written by Christopher Paul Carey; Art by Mike Wolfer

Pellucidar: Dark of the Sun #2 (comic book back-up story): Written by Christopher Paul Carey; Art by Mike Wolfer

Pellucidar: Dark of the Sun #3 (comic book back-up story): Written by Christopher Paul Carey; Art by Mike Wolfer

“Victory Harben: Clash on Caspak” (novelette) by Mike Wolfer

“Victory Harben: Stormwinds of Va-nah” (novelette) by Ann Tonsor Zeddies

Beyond the Farthest Star: Warriors of Zandar #1 (comic book): Written by Mike Wolfer; Story, Series Concept, and Expanded Canon by Christopher Paul Carey and Mike Wolfer; Art by Alessandro Ranaldi

Beyond the Farthest Star: Warriors of Zandar #2 (comic book): Written by Mike Wolfer; Story, Series Concept, and Expanded Canon by Christopher Paul Carey and Mike Wolfer; Art by Alessandro Ranaldi

Beyond the Farthest Star: Warriors of Zandar #3 (comic book): Written by Mike Wolfer; Story, Series Concept, and Expanded Canon by Christopher Paul Carey and Mike Wolfer; Art by Alessandro Ranaldi

Beyond the Farthest Star: Warriors of Zandar #4 (comic book): Written by Mike Wolfer; Story, Series Concept, and Expanded Canon by Christopher Paul Carey and Mike Wolfer; Art by Alessandro Ranaldi

Pellucidar: Across Savage Seas #4 (comic book): Written by Mike Wolfer; Story, Series Concept, and Expanded Canon by Christopher Paul Carey and Mike Wolfer; Art by Miriana Puglia

Victory Harben: Fires of Halos (novel – forthcoming Fall 2022) by Christopher Paul Carey – PREORDER NOW!

Victory Harben: Ghosts of Omos (graphic novel forthcoming from Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.)


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