Jirel of Joiry
Jirel of Joiry is the heroine of a series of Sword and Sorcery short stories by C. L. Moore, running from 1934 to 1939 in Weird Tales. Notable for being the first female Fantasy hero. The stories are:
- "Black God's Kiss"
- "Black God's Shadow"
- "Jirel Meets Magic"
- "The Dark Land"
- "Quest of the Starstone" - A Crossover story with her other famous character Northwest Smith, co-written with her husband Henry Kuttner.
Tropes used in Jirel of Joiry include:
- Action Girl: Jirel.
- Chainmail Bikini: Averted, no matter what the cover art of the Planet Stories edition would have you believe.
- Crossover: With Moore's SF character Northwest Smith. This is not as mad as it sounds - both characters often end up in strange realms facing powerful, mysterious creatures and the word "magic" even pops up a few times in the Northwest Smith stories.
- Eldritch Abomination: The Black God. Pav might also qualify.
- Feminist Fantasy
- Fiery Redhead: Jirel.
- Religion Is Magic: Wearing a crucifix will protect one against the Black God's realm.
- Narrative Profanity Filter
- No Ontological Inertia: Jarisme's tower returns to its original location after her death.
- Samus Is a Girl: Jirel's introduction.