|Dislikes||Crime, Kenneth Irons|
Sara Pezzini is an NYPD homicide detective whose life changed when she came into contact with a powerful ancient weapon known as the Witchblade, which bestows its wielder with impressive powers.
When the Witchblade activates, it spreads across her body, acting as a sort of body armor. The armor is mainly grey and golden.
Sara went undercover to an auction at the Rialto Theater. Kenneth Irons, the man who at that time owned the Witchblade, was attempting to unlock the powers of the Witchblade by allowing anyone to bid and try it on. Her partner, Michael Yee, was captured and beaten badly. As the enemies were about to shoot Yee, Sara jumped in front of the bullets. As Sara was dying on the ground, the Witchblade decided to choose Sara as its new bearer. The Witchblade healed all her wounds and gave her the power to defeat her enemy. Unfortunately, she could not save Yee from dying from his bullet wounds.
After a minor crisis that led to the death of Sara's good friend and loyal partner; Jake, Sara discovered she was pregnant. Sara was completely confounded at how this occurred – due primarily to the fact she has not had sex in over a year. Nevertheless Sara decided to keep the baby, but decided as a result she could not keep the Witchblade as well, and Sara relinquished it on to Danielle Baptiste.
When she was due to give birth, the father of her child was revealed – it was Jackie Estacado, who, possessed and under the control of the Darkness itself, was driven to seek out and have sex with Sara's comatose body, and, with Jackie's body used for the necessary biology, leading to the conception of their baby – a child of the Darkness and the Balance (Witchblade) to upset the balance between the darkness and light. Sara gives birth to a baby girl, but is on the verge of death. Danielle then ends up sharing part of the Witchblade with Sara, which saves Sara's life. Hope, Sara and Jackie's daughter, drives off the Angelus and in the end Sara, now wielding half the Witchblade, and her friends return to their lives.
War of the WitchbladesEdit
Later, a major conflict erupts between Sara and Danielle, with Sara under the control of the Darkness portion of the Witchblade. During this time Sara became increasingly irrational, angry and would often mistreat the people around her, however she did display more increased control over the blade, demonstrating abilities usually associated with the Darkness. Manipulated by an old enemy of the Curator, Sara retook all of the Witchblade, almost killing Danielle in the process. However Sara was saved when Danielle was chosen as the next Angelus host and cleansed her of the Darkness' influence, restoring Sara to her former self.
Sara has above average intelligence, and is very athletic. She has police training in hand-to-hand combat, weapons, tactics and criminal investigation.
As the wielder of the Witchblade, she can use it to form various weapons (swords, hooks, chains, shields), generate a full body armor in order to protect itself and it's wielder (should the situation arise it can also form wings allowing flight), shoot energy blasts from the hand or sword, fire projectile darts, and whip-like grapples to attack or to climb. The Witchblade is also an excellent lock pick, and can heal wounds, even mortal ones. The Witchblade can re-animate the dead, empathically show the wielder scenes of great trauma, and allow the wielder to relive experiences from past wielders as dreams. It can also damage incorporeal beings and is capable of slaying other-dimensional entities and deities.
Television series Edit
In the Witchblade television series, Sara is also able to use the Witchblade in certain instances to slow, stop, or even turn back time. However, due to the time-turning ability, things said about the series are often only true for one season or the other. She also has the ability to see and speak with the ghost of Danny Woo, her dead partner. It was also revealed in the last episode of the television series that the Witchblade will not and cannot bring death to anyone that has wielded it, able to only maim, disfigure and cause pain.
In order to handle the Witchblade, Sara must first pass the Periculum, a test designed to find if one is worthy of carrying such an amazing weapon. Once a potential user has passed this test, the Witchblade will bond with them at a cellular level and slow the aging process.
It is revealed that Sara was not only adopted, but stolen from her birth mother when she was a baby she also had a sister that appeared in the series once named Karen Bronte. It is hinted that her real last name is Connor or Bronte.
Sara's main romantic interest in the TV series is Conchobar, a musician who is a descendant or reincarnation of Conchobar mac Nessa.
Sara finds herself trying to figure out the origins of the weapon she now carries, as well as the purpose that is destined for her. Her arch-nemesis is businessman Kenneth Irons, whose bodyguard Ian Nottingham is implied to be his son. In the comics, for a time, Sara and Ian became romantically involved. In the television series, Ian was created from the stem cell of Elizabeth Brontë, a former wielder from Sara's bloodline (possibly her biological grandmother) and it is implied that they could be genetically related. Ian is obsessed with Sara, but his erratic behavior disturbs her. In the second season, he meets Aras, a woman genetically identical to Sara, and they share a kiss. Sara has a friend named Gabriel Bowman who has a website called Talismaniac and is knowledgeable about mythology and artifacts.
- She has been featured in crossover productions alongside the likes of, The Magdalena, Lara Croft, Jackie Estacado and Wolverine.
- Sara also appeared in a Turner Network Television live-action film and TV series of the same name, portrayed by Yancy Butler.