|Hair color||Dark brown|
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|First episode||Episode 1|
|Last episode||Episode 10|
Adria Kyne is a "Paladin" - a competitor on the ABC fantasy competition series The Quest.
Adria plans to use her life experience to outwit her competitors. The mother of a young son, she adapts well to new situations and has lived in numerous locations internationally. Always a child at heart, she has a passion for video games and feels that she is never too old to play.
Though it is never pointed out, Adria wears the Hammer of Thor, or Mjolnir, as a necklace on the show. This leads to the question: is Adria an Asatruar, follower of the old gods of Europe, or simply a fan of mythology?
(Section below taken from ABC.com - Adria Kyne's profile)
What is your earliest memory of the fantasy genre? What made you become a fan?
- My Dad is a science fiction and fantasy fan, and he read The Hobbit to me and my sister as a bedtime story when I was about five years old. I was carried away by the grand adventure, and that was the start of me reading every genre book I could get my hands on.
What's the craziest thing you've done in the name of fandom?
- I've participated in a Live-Action Role-Playing game in below-freezing temperatures. I tromped around in knee-deep snow for a weekend while pretending to be a cyborg and fighting off giant radioactive moths. I had a great time. I'm aware of the cultural stigma that is directed at LARPers, but they are the most dedicated gamers that I know.
What is your guilty pleasure when it comes to the fantasy genre?
- I read fan fiction: fan-written stories that continue where my favorite books left off, or offer alternate endings, or have characters from different fandoms meet - it's fun. Originally I got sucked in through Buffy the Vampire Slayer cross-fandom stories, but then I found Harry Potter fic about them being grown-up, and now I'm reading a lot of Avengers stories.
How do you define "hero"?
- A person who is courageous and takes risks to help others.
Who is your real-life hero and why?
- Anita Sarkeesian. She writes about sexism in popular culture, despite horrific backlash against her work. After she announced she was going to look at sexism in video games, she faced a deeply misogynistic online harassment campaign that included serious threats of violence. It's people like her who are leveling the playing field, and making it possible for everyone to have a place in the geek community, not just white, cisgender men.
Describe yourself in three words.
- Enthusiastic, adventurous, logical.
- "It was awesome!"
- —Adria regarding the scorpion challenge[src]
- "FOR EVEREALM!"
- —Adria's enthusiastic cry while failing to smash the skull in the horsemanship challenge[src]
- "From the moment we arrived, it's been magical."
- —Adria after the victory against Verlox[src]