The Eastern Vixens, also known as the Vixens of the East, is the name given to a vast criminal network composed of women spread across Eastern Europe. Its many members are also part of the criminal organization known as "The Vixens".
The organization are the human protagonists of Defenders of Earth.
The Eastern Vixens gets its name primarily thanks to foxes being one of the favorite animals of the wiki founder alongside numerous other animals such as Spotted Hyenas, Bengal Tigers and Crocodiles for instance but it is also called the Eastern Vixens for more reasons:
"Eastern" refers to the Eastern setting of Defenders of Earth in spite of the fact that the series is set only in the Slavic world and not exotic locations such as India which are prolific locations used in the Cold War II series; this is because that unlike in Defenders of Earth, Eastern antagonists are far more common.
"Vixens" meanwhile refers to the name of a female fox but it also highlights the cunning and sly archetype of the Red Fox which are also qualities used by the organization's branches. Their name also refers to the Vixens themselves because "Vixen" usually refers to a beautiful woman.
The organization's name also refers to the massive distribution of the actual Red Fox which spreads across the world in several different countries from North America to the United Kingdom in the West and from the Middle East to as far as North Korea, Japan and the North of India in the East.
Also known as the Vixens of the East, the Eastern Vixens is a Slavic criminal organization composed of multiple different branches of criminal organizations based in Russia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Poland, Hungary, Romania, the Czech Republic and the former Yugoslavia except Macedonia and Montenegro.
It is also one of two divisions of the Vixen criminal organization alongside the Western Vixens which are based in most of Europe including the Netherlands, Scandinavia, Germany, France, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom. In fact, by the 51st Century, the only regions of the world free of animal motivated criminal influence or PHANTOM influence are East and South East Asia, Africa and the Americas.
Like most other organizations, the Eastern Vixens is entirely composed of women and their symbolism is exactly the same:
Their main symbol are the Pan-Slavic colors of blue, white and red with a Vixen in the middle of it while the individual branches includes the flag of the branches' country such as Romania with a Vixen in the middle. Depending on their branch, the Vixens are based largely in their country's respective capital city.
Within Vixen leaders are also rivalries with leaders of PHANTOM's women's factions and unusually, these are the only rivalries shown because the Vixens each show a strong sense of teamwork and integrity. By the events of The Mammal Wars, the Vixens are one of the most influential criminal organizations in the world and spread to Western Europe where there are Western Vixen branches in Germany, Italy, France, Spain, England, the Netherlands and Scandinavia.
Identification and uniform
The Eastern Vixens as well as every single Vixen who serves in the Vixen organization are recognized the way women who are agents in the European Intelligence Network as well as the Vixens of the National Protection Process are recognized:
The Vixens are recognized by latex or leather catsuits with the same colored boots that are knee length and have a zipper on the sides. Some Vixens however, mix their suits and boots up such as Tsvetanka Zhelyaskova who wears a black suit with red boots.
The suits are typically dark colours but can also be dark blue, red or dark green; The suits are also worn by other female organizations in particular the Force of Amazon from The Last Crime of Rebecca Harrington and the Women of the Night, particularly their incarnation in The Mammal Wars. Most of the Vixens can however wear leather clothing such as jackets, gloves and boots and in their first meeting after the last robbery carried out by Miroslava Blagoeva, there are Vixens who wear leathers.
Young women who join the Vixens, otherwise known as "kits" do not wear the bodysuits worn by the typical Vixens; at this point, they are known as "kits" and are dressed in either leotards made from polyester or spandex with running tights, leggings or normal tights or unitards. However, criminal organizations who have integrated into the Vixens wear the attire they wore when they were independent.
Like agents of the E.I.N, many of the Vixens are also bolder in the sense that they accessorize; for instance, Tsvetanka Zhelyaskova wears a black suit with red boots, her sister Stanimira wears either boots or tights and high heels and many Vixens like Grozdana Ruseva wear corsets.
Enemies and competitors
Like other criminal organizations, the Vixens are not without enemies and their enemies in this case consist of the Lionesses of Turkey which makes its first appearances in Invaders and Wives when they awaken the dragon Sarmeyzmal and there is also a portrait of a lioness attacking a vixen at the Falcon Sanctum in Bulgaria.
A further sign of their feud is shown at the beginning of Invaders and Wives where it is revealed the Lionesses have taken Stanislava's right hand woman Boyana Strashilova prisoner and force her to watch them awaken Sarmeyzmal; in fact it is believed the Lionesses have held Boyana hostage since the events of Monsters and Girls at least.
Their most common adversary however is the terrorist organization PHANTOM and at the beginning of Kilarth a Serbian Vixen is shown being tortured by Serbian PHANTOM members and the Vixens eventually cause the downfall of PHANTOM in The Ultimate Battle: Once Quenth the Destroyer kills off its male members, the Vixens take its women prisoner and grow their numbers by forcing female PHANTOM members into its organization.
Another symbol of the Vixen's feud with PHANTOM is shown in Stranger of the Past when Borislava Ilseva enters the Falcon Sanctum and sees a portrait of a Vixen attacking a Jellyfish and this same picture is shown in every other Vixen hideout. Even though it has never used brainwashing before, the Vixens wipe PHANTOM from existence when they brainwash the former terrorists.
Members and branches
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The Romanian sisterhood now integrated into the Romanian Vixens: