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Netflix’s Warrior Nun is full-blown goth magical girl action

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Petrana Radulovic is an entertainment reporter specializing in animation, fandom culture, theme parks, Disney, and young adult fantasy franchises.

If you have ever wanted the comradery of a magical girl team, but a little goth, and still on the side of holiness and not sin, then Netflix’s Warrior Nun — which features a squad of black clad young nuns fighting demons — is just the show for you.

Based on the comic series of the same name by Ben Dunn, Warrior Nun follows a girl named Ava, who after a near-death experience, wakes up in a church with a mysterious symbol on her back. Ava is recruited by an ancient society of nuns and priests who defend the world from demons. The glowing halo on Ava’s back grants her powers, including the ability to phase through solid objects like tables and walls.

Ava meets a host of other kick-ass nuns: Beatrice, Shotgun Mary, Lilith, and Camila. Together, they’re out to stop a woman who has somehow unlocked a portal to heaven and is probably going to use it for big, bad reasons. We’re not sure on the details, but opening portals to ethereal realms can’t be a good thing, right?

Netflix will release Warrior Nun on July 2.

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