The evil Elizabeth Rukeyser

Elizabeth Rukeyser (Rena Mero aka Sable) was a villainess from the Relic Hunter episodes "Nine Lives" (2000) and "M.I.A." (2001).

In the episode "Nine Lives", she portrays Elizabeth Rukeyser, the curator of New York's Crawford Institute. She summons Sydney Fox (Tia Carrere) and Nigel Bailey (Christien Anholt) to track down an ancient Egyptian relic, the sacred statue of the cat goddess Mafdet that Sydney found and returned once before. An age-old curse on the golden figurine claims that anyone who steals it will die by the claws of the cat.

The hunt delves into Manhattan's ring of art thieves, turning up dead bodies covered with marks. They uncover a bracelet with hieroglyphics on it and take it to Elizabeth. Elizabeth tells them of the existence of a cult of Mafdet led by a priestess who was sworn to protect the soul of the

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Pharaoh. In the process of telling the story, Elizabeth gives Sydney and Nigel a drug that makes them fall asleep. When they wake up, they are face to face with Elizabeth wearing an Egyptian headpiece and a dress that barely covers her. Elizabeth's outfit is extremely revealing and it definitely has the attention of Nigel. She wears a blue skirt and a gold colored corset that barely contains her large pyramids. The audience anticipates the very real possibility that they will see them fall out. Keeping Nigel as hostage, she sends Sydney to find the relic, threatening to disembowel Nigel if she doesn't find it.

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Sydney finds the statue in the possession of a Spanish embassy attached, and makes her way back to Elizabeth's. Elizabeth is in preparation to sacrifice Nigel and Simon Lagerfeld (Carlo Rota). Sydney breaks in and offers to trade the statue for the lives of the two men. Elizabeth agrees, but will not let Sydney watch the ceremony. A catfight ensues between the two. As the fight ensues, Elizabeth's brute strength begins to wear Sydney down. She begins to woman-handle the smaller relic hunter, flipping her to the ground. Sydney tries to throw a kick from her back, but Elizabeth catches her foot, and drags Sydney along the ground like a rag doll. Sydney manages to take down the bigger woman, but as Sydney rips the necklace off Elizabeth's neck, Elizabeth's fist flies, hitting Sydney square in the mouth, cutting her lip. Enraged and frustrated, Sydney loses her composure and begins swinging wild punches in an attempt to knock out her stronger opponent. Elizabeth knows she is in control of the fight at this point and remains calm, blocking Sydney's attacks with ease. Sydney charges her stronger opponent in an attempt to take her down, but Elizabeth calmly takes a step towards Sydney, knocking the breath out of the relic hunter with a hard elbow to the stomach.

Elizabeth hoists Sydney to her feet with ease. Sydney is stunned at her opponent's brute strength.

Sydney doubles over, severely winded from the blow, and Elizabeth grabs her by the head and flips Sydney to the ground. Weakened and beaten down, the relic hunter struggles to all fours. But Elizabeth, intent on humiliating and inflicting more damage to her beaten foe, grabs Sydney by the front of her tank top and roughly hoists her to her feet. In an act of desperation, Sydney manages to counter and flip Elizabeth over her head and onto her back. Elizabeth's body vanishes into thin air, leaving only her scanty clothes behind.

Rena Mero "Sable" later appeared in the 2001 Relic Hunter episode, "M.I.A.", where she once again appeared as "Elizabeth Rukeyser".

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