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Vania, Kara. Kara Vania was created by Franz Le Baron and appeared in three stories in Scarlet Adventuress from 1937 to 1938, beginning with “Lady of Doom” (Scarlet Adventuress, Nov. 1937).

Kara Vania is “Secret Agent XW9,” a.k.a. “The Lady of Doom,” a.k.a. “The Tiger Woman,” a.k.a. “The World’s Most Glamorous Spy.” She is a freelance espionage agent and adventuress who works on a global level for whoever will hire her. In one story she recovers stolen papers and flees from Soviet agents, moving from London to Shanghai. She manages to regain the papers but lose her clothing at least twice.

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