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Quote1 Her touch gives me much fire inside. She is beautiful... but Embra is pledged to me. Quote2
-- Anthro src

Nima was a member of the Bear Tribe, and a beautiful young woman. She courted Anthro, and gave him an amulet that, unknown to him, signified legal engagement in their tribal customs.[1] This caused many problems because Anthro was already in love with and engaged to his chosen partner Embra, and had no desire to leave her. Nima interrupted their marriage ceremony. The customs dictated that the two women must fight for the right to their prospective husband. Embra and Nima had an immense physical struggle where they were both greatly injured.[2] Embra was later shown as Anthro's wife.[3]

  • Although this character was originally introduced during DC's Earth-One era of publication, their existence following the events of the 1985-86 limited series Crisis on Infinite Earths remains intact. However, some elements of the character's Pre-Crisis history may have been altered or removed for Post-Crisis New Earth continuity, and should be considered apocryphal.
  • Nima has a strange place in the story of Anthro. At the climax of the issue where she fought Embra for the marriage, both of the women were knocked out, and it was revealed that they must both marry him as per tribal custom... Anthro would have two brides. This was intended as a cliffhanger, and the problem would've been explained further, but the series was cancelled after that issue.[2] In his next appearance, Anthro was shown to have married Embra, and Nima was never mentioned again.[3] This raises questions. Presumably, Embra defeated Nima and the explanation was never shown. However, it is entirely possible that he lived out the rest of his days with two wives and nobody mentioned his polyamorous lifestyle.


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