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Okra is a female ogre from Lake Ogre-Chobee in Xanth. Her talent is ultrasonic voice. She was first introduced in The Color of Her Panties as a major character.

Okra is the daughter of Fern Kudzu, wife of Smithereen, and mother of Not-Og and Og.

Okra was not completely accepted by her kind because she is too small, weak, and "ugly" (pretty). She was narrowly missed being chosen to be Jenny. She and Mela found Ida encased in crystal by Dragoman. She was the champion of Gwendolyn in the contest for the Goblin Mountain Chiefdom.

Novels: The Color of Her Panties, Harpy Thyme, Roc and a Hard Place, The Dastard, Pet Peeve, Jumper Cable

A Bold Title means she was a major character. A Small Title means she was only mentioned.

Character notes


Human men and women will not have a species in their entries. Also, if the surname of the character is the character's species, it was dropped.

If the character is a child, it will be in the description. The child will more than likely be an adult by this time in the Xanth series.

Many species are single gender, so their entries will not mention it. The species are Fury, Muse, basilisk, cenmaid, cenmare, cockatrice, dryad, maenad, sand witch, sandman, and woodwife. Harpies and nymphs are usually female, and fauns are usually male; but there have been a few exceptions that are noted.

In some instances, I have made educated guesses on gender, species, and some birth years.


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