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"Magic! Sophocles has discovered a propitious sign of approval, by magic! What a good omen!" - Kavax, au Telemanus, Golden Son, Chapter 27.

Sophocles is a large fox kept as pet by House Telemanus, and has been cloned 21 times and is over 700 years old.[1] He shares a special relationship with Kavax au Telemanus. He likes snacks like jelly beans, Kavax often values people based on Sophocles' actions, such as him finding jelly beans on the person.

Personality

Sophocles is a very affectionate and friendly creature to those he approves of, but vicious and wary of those he does not know.

Sophcoles' favourite jellybean flavour is Watermelon. If you feed him licorice flavor, however, he will poop in your room and hiss at you.[2]

Appearance

Sophocles is described to have dark russet fur of red-gold, a white belly, black legs and sharp ears and fierce eyes. He weighs 35 kilograms, and is thicker and hardier than normal foxes, being more wolf-sized.[3]

Involvement

The Martian Civil War

Joining the Sons

The Foxwalker

Day of Red Doves

Rallying to Mars

Relationships

House Telemanus

Kavax au Telemanus

Lyria of Lagalos

Gallery

Quotes

  • "Magic! Sophocles has discovered a propitious sign of approval, by magic! What a good omen!" - Kavax, au Telemanus, Golden Son, Chapter 27.
  • "Grape! It is a sign. A sign! [...] Sophocles has given Lyria his blessing. There is magic yet left in the world, and Sophocles has found it." - Kavax au Telemanus, Iron Gold, Chapter 17

Trivia

  • Sophocles is named after a famous ancient greek playwright, who wrote the famous play Antigone, which served as inspiration for the beginning of Red Rising. He also wrote the plays of Ajax and Electra, two names used within the Saga.
  • Pierce Brown credits his editor, Mike Braff, for the creation of Sophocles. [4]
  • In his Dark Age Reddit AMA, Pierce stated that Sophocles would get along well with his dog, Eo.[5]

References

  1. Iron Gold, Chapter 23
  2. Reddit, I am Pierce Brown, author of Red Rising. Ask Me Anything!, September 28, 2015
  3. Golden Son, Chapter 27
  4. Golden Son Acknowledgements
  5. Reddit, I am Pierce Brown, writer of the Red Rising Saga and its fifth book, Dark Age. AMA!, July 26, 2019
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