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Anck-su-namun

Princess Anck-su-namun is a character featured in the 1932 film The Mummy. She is also featured in the 1999 remake and it's sequel The Mummy Returns.

In the 1932 film The Mummy, Princess Anck-su-namun (Zita Johann) was the forbidden lover of Imhotep. When their relationship was discovered, Imhotep was punished via mummification while he was till alive. Upon his modern resurrection, he discovered Helen Grosvenor who bore a striking resemblance to Anck-su-namun. He intended to kill her, mummify her, and resurrect her so they could become immortal lovers. She remembers her ancestral roots and prays to the god Isis to save her. The statue's arm raises and with a bolt of lightning, destroys the Scroll of Thoth, breaking the spell that brought Imhotep back. He crumbled to dust, killing him once and for all.

In the 1999 film The Mummy, Anck-su-namun (Patricia Velásquez) is the secret lover of Imhotep and the mistress and bodyguard of Pharaoh Seti I. Anck-su-namun had a deep rivalry with Princess Nefertiri. She kills the pharaoh and then herself at the beginning of The Mummy after her affair with Imhotep is exposed, and then waits for Imhotep to resurrect her so they can continue their relationship. Anck-su-namun appears briefly in The Mummy, as she is undead like Imhotep, and she tries to kill Evelyn in order to become fully alive after her soul enters her decayed body. However, Jonathan takes command of the mummies of Seti's bodyguards and has them stab and hack Anck-su-namun to death in the climactic fight sequence.

In The Mummy Returns, Anck-su-namun's body was reincarnated as a woman by the name of Meela Nais, who, after Imhotep's secondary imprisonment, unearths him along with the Books of the Dead and Amun-Ra. After freeing Imhotep, she allows him to have her past-life's soul enter her body to completely become Anck-su-namun, regaining her memories and combat skills.

Knowing that Evelyn is the reincarnation of Nefertiri, Anck-su-namun succeeds in killing her, but she is resurrected by her son Alex while Jonathan distracts Anck-su-namun. After Evelyn's resurrection, she battles Anck-su-namun, forcing her to run away. Anck-su-namun leaves Imhotep to fend for himself, only to fall into a pit of scorpions.

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