Sumuru was created by British writer Sax Rohmer best known for the Chinese savant and super-criminal Fu Manchu.
Like Fu Manchu Sumuru sought to rue the world for its own good. And like the Doctor she was ruthless, had a vast secret organization, a genius and uncatchable.
Sumuru’s goal was to establish gynarchy – a matriarchal world goverment – who would cure the world of its ills and bring peace and prosperity.
The movies did not live up to this.