Ana is a rather quiet individual. She often keeps to herself, hiding in the shadows while observing people. She finds people's behaviours and actions intriguing and likes to analyse their body language. She does not dislike conversation or socialising by any means, but simply prefers to step back and watch rather than be a part of it. Despite looking reserved most of the time, once in a conversation, she will be more expressive and smiles easily.
She isn't one for letting people get emotionally close to her, however, as her job permits her to murder cold-heartedly if she must, and she never knows who her next target may be, thus keeping a safe emotional distance from others. Because of this, she will seem friendly to those that give her the same luxury, but knows where to draw the line.
Ana was born into a family surrounded by poverty, located on the outskirts of the city. Luxuries were foreign to them, and her parents juggled multiple menial labour jobs to survive. She also had a part-time job working shifts at a diner, but the pay was lousy. Life was a struggle, but they somehow managed. The war certainly made them feel unsafer than ever, but it was nearing its end, and they already knew the feeling of having little to nothing, having long accepted that they'd only be able to so much as 'get by'. Ana, however, wanted more for them. She wanted to be able to earn more, enough to give them fresh, clean clothes, or feed them so they wouldn't starve.
After the war had ended, things were looking bleak. They were still living in poverty, although not fearing so much for their life anymore, but they still had their home and each other. Then, things finally started looking up as the city hosted a large greenhouse that sent food to each house, including their own. While they were still poor, they no longer faced starvation, and that was good enough for them. After some time, however, after they'd just gotten comfortable with the scheduled rations they were receiving, rumours began to crop up.
Rumours that they would eventually run out of energy. That the greenhouses only had so much, and that sooner or later, everyone would starve again. Just like before. Ana wanted to do something about it, needed to do something about it, to look after her family. And then another rumour began to spread. Of a strange group, referred to as 'The 26 Letters'. The more she heard about them, which wasn't much to go on but enough to think about, the more she wanted to join their cause. She believed the rumours, that they were looking for ways to generate more energy, more food, and a better life for them all.
And so, she sought them out, asking to be a part of their organisation, hoping that she could join the ranks and earn a decent income to feed and clothe her family. She also hoped that, one day, she'd be able to bathe in luxuries too, as the result of her efforts and hard work. She hadn't trained much prior to joining the organisation, but she was still athletic, fit, and very capable, proving herself by performing tasks given to her. The tasks were tough, some even dangerous, but she was resilient and finished them without fail.
Then, the ultimate test came, where she had been assigned a human target to bring back, dead or alive. She'd taken a knife from her own home, having no other weapons, thinking to use it only in self defense as she was counting on bringing him back alive. It wasn't an easy feat, however, and she'd bitten off more than she could chew, almost losing her life had she not succumbed to the ways of the mercenary, stabbing him in the heart to end him quickly. Although claiming it was self defense, she could not deny that it was still wrong, and that she may have actually...thrived from it. She couldn't turn back now, and so promised to do whatever the organisation demanded of her, no matter what the consequence, thus proving her worth and loyalty to the group.
Additional info: - Really likes expensive jewellery and trinkets, but is stingy with money and therefore doesn't buy any for herself, only for her parents - Is willing to spend money on new clothes, however, as long as they're still relatively cheap - Always tries to kill her targets off quickly, preferably by slicing their throat