I've been thinking. Alex is so
good with knives, it seems supernatural. She's perfect
. Stopping a charging gargoyle in its tracks, hitting a rooftop sniper's scope from ground level -- it's incredible.
Theoretically, she could just be a Badass Normal
, with a natural talent and lots of practice. However, she's not living in a normal world. Nightmares are there, and gods of a sort, who seem to be empowered by belief.
Also, Alex of the many names isn't normal. Alexi. Alexandra. Sword Demon
. Mistress of Blades
. Alex has titles like a god
Alex wasn't just known. Names have reputations. Titles have legends
Once stories take root in a place, they don't necessarily die out just because their subject is gone. It might be that larger-than-life legends of her are still being maintained in her homeland, or even in the wider underworld beyond it.
in the Sword Demon
for the Mistress of Blades
Alex might not actually be a full-blown god...yet. But I suspect that she's not quite human anymore either.