day on one of his many journeys, Donovan
across a young girl named Anita. She was an orphan, who was almost completely
emotionless. Shunned by her orphanage as a witch, she exhibited a strange
and unexplained power. As Donovan came onto the scene, Anita was threatened
by a hideous monster. Coming in and easily dispatching the monster, he
too is feared by Anita's cowardly guardians. As Donovan turned to leave,
Anita began to motion towards Donovan without any words. The people explained
that Anita had never exhibited any kind of emotion or word ever since her
family was slaughtered by an unknown Darkstalker.
taking his sword Dhylec and slicing off the head of Anita's doll, he proved
to the people that Anita's heart wasn't lost as she showed anger at Donovan
decapitating her doll by responding with a violent psychic force. Donovan
easily subdued the attack and told Anita that anger was the quickest and
most easily summoned emotion, and that her anger was proof that she could
still heal her own heart. With no where else to go, Donovan welcomed Anita
to accompany him to not only find herself, but to help Donovan fight off
the evil Darkstalkers as Anita had the unique ability to find them as well.
Donovan would help Anita have her revenge and not follow the same troubled
path as he.
couldn't figure it out, but he felt that Anita was special, and that she
had to be protected. Thus, Donovan became Anita's guardian, and the "bane"
of evil everywhere. He felt the presence of an oncoming evil on the horizon
and knew Anita felt the same. Anita also has kept that headless Doll ever
since. Outside of the Darkstalkers series, Anita appeared as a playable
character in Capcom's Marvel Super Heroes (1995).