The Girl Who Played with Fire Characters

Stieg Larsson
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Lisbeth Salander

Lisbeth Salander is the protagonist of Stieg Larsson's Millennium series which includes, Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Girl Who Played with Fire, and Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest.

Lisbeth is considered to be an extraordinary woman who has survived myriad attacks and psychological traumas including being beaten, sexually abused, chased by police, accused of a triple murder, and being nearly murdered by her own father.

Lisbeth is the daughter of Anthony "Zala" Zalachenko aka Karl Axel Bodin. Zala is a cruel and heartless man. He fathered Lisbeth and her twin sister Camilla but never treated them as children. The only time Zala showed up in Lisbeth's early life was to have sex with her mother and beat her, which eventually caused her mother's untimely demise. At that time, Lisbeth was 12 years old. As a form of revenge, Lisbeth threw a Molotov cocktail into Zala's car. Lisbeth...

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