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Quote1 This is a disgrace! A dishonor to our house, father! If you are to do this -- then I renounce our name! I will be a Kravinoff no longer! Quote2
-- Kraven the Hunter src
 

As the daughter of Sasha Kravinoff and Sergei Kravinoff,[4] Anastasia Kravinoff (Russian: Анастасия Кравинофф) was raised in the family traditions of the Hunt, and thought by the finest tutors. She was educated to believe in her aristocratic birth elevating her above others, this was helped when Vasili Sidorov brought his families ledger of all the Krevinoff treasures that they had accumulated before the Russian Revolution.[1]

When she came of age Ana began to stalk her father's archenemy, Spider-Man, because she blamed him for his suicide.[5]

First Hunt

Tracking Spider-Man to the apartment shared between Peter Parker and Officer Vin Gonzales, Ana, then twelve years old, mistakenly kidnapped Vin, believing him to be Spider-Man.[6] Peter returned to the apartment unaware that Vin had been kidnapped, and believed Vin had found a Spider-Man costume in the apartment and figured out Peter's identity. In the sewers, Ana injected Vin with MGH to make him more of a challenge to hunt when Vermin found them both in his territory and attacked them. Unfortunately, Vermin was no match for Ana's superior hunting skills and was ultimately defeated, leaving Ana to get back to her fun of hunting 'Spider-Man' in the sewers. While looking for Vin at his precinct, Peter disguised in one of Daredevil's costumes (which had eyelids to allow him to see) learned that a drug dealer had sold MGH to a young woman who claimed to have captured Spider-Man. Arriving at the dealer's territory, Peter was able to figure out where Vin was being held, running into and fighting Vermin along the way.[7] Spider-Man (as Daredevil) battled Ana with Vin Gonzales and was able to rescue him when Vermin returned and attacked Ana. Although she failed in her hunt of Spider-Man, she brought Vermin home as a trophy for her mother.[8]

The Gaunlet

Madame Web saw a vision of Ana hunting "spiders", and was eventually captured and held with Mattie Franklin by Ana and Sasha Kravinoff.[9] They then proceeded to torture Madame wed to learn about the future and manipulate it to their advantage.[10] Later she made contact with Diablo, who had just been thwarted by Spider-man and Black Cat, about the Kravinoff's larger plans.[11]Narda Ravanna (Earth-616)

Ana ambushed Mattie Franklin and was able to capture her.[12] The Kravinoff's manipulated the new Rhino into attacking his predecessor.[13] Similarly they paid off the new Scorpion to collect the 'raiment' of the old.[14] She later insured the Curt Connors suffered a serious relapse.[15] All these actions were to appease animal totems as preparation for rituals the Kravinoff's were planning.

Grim Hunt

... Though Kain later revived.[16]

She was told to hunt him to prove her worth to her father.[17] She left her brother bleeding out on the ground.[18][2]


Sometime later she would also hunt down Vasili Sidorov, the faithful family attendant who had secretly loved her, as part of the tests proving herself to her father.[19]

Fearful Symmetry

... She hunted kaine again at his new city Houston texas. Attacking him in a bar she cut him with a poisoned dagger and later firebombed the same bar. She later reported the event to her father and observed that Kaine did not notice [20][21]


Inhuman involvement

She hunted down her mothers sisters in Paris as part of her quest to prove her self to her father. She found them wrapped in their inhuman cocoons she killed them and tried to find information on how to prevent something similar from happening to her.[3] She eventually sought asylum with Inhuman Diplomatic Mission.[22] She led them to the hidden inhuman city of Utolan[23] She infiltrated the city to talk to Flint and told him of all she discovered about the place including some of her family history.[24] The inhumans in the city ambushed her harvested several feet of intestine from her as part of their efforts to improve the resident gene stock.[3] She was last seen with the beginnings of a inhuman cocoon forming, confronting Ikelli.[25]

Following her father's actions she cut of contact with her brother vowing to cast off her name.[26]

Powers

Chemical/Magical Enhancement: Anastasia has access to the same potions and elixirs that her father did.

  • Superhuman Strength and Speed: Ana seems to possess some amount of strength and speed due to the fact that she was able to hold her own in fights with Spider-Totems[27] and Vermin, and rip her way out of spider-man's webbing.[8]
  • Enhanced Senses: She is able to discern a persons body chemistry through their spor. thus she can tell if they are drugged or what emotions they are experiencing.[19]

Abilities

Martial Artist: Ana is a master of Krav Maga[citation needed] and many other armed and unarmed forms of combat[citation needed] and her skill is great enough to easily beat superhuman opponents (like Spider-Man) in one-on-one combat.[citation needed] Her fighting style is highly instinctive and unpredictable in nature.[citation needed] Ana has developed a unique fighting style using great timing and technique to land highly damaging moves to quickly disable her opponents.[citation needed] During combat, she is able to constantly change her rhythm to confuse her opponent.[citation needed] She also mentioned she exposes openings in her defense on purpose to draw in attacks she can counter.[citation needed] Reading her opponents movements she is able to constantly adapt and counter their actions.[citation needed]

Weapons Expert: Ana masters the usage of melee weapons such as swords,[citation needed] axes,[citation needed] staves,[citation needed] clubs,[citation needed] batons,[13] whips[citation needed] and spears.[citation needed] However due to her hunting experience she mostly uses knives.[15]

Master Markswoman: Ana uses all sorts of ranged weaponry during her life. She possesses great accuracy and skill with guns,[citation needed] bow and arrow,[citation needed] crossbows,[6] sniper rifles,[citation needed] blow darts,[15] bolas,[7][27] throwing spears,[citation needed] throwing nets[citation needed] and boomerangs.[citation needed] She rarely misses her target.[6]

Master Hunter and Tracker: Ana is one of Earth's best hunters.[19] She possesses astonishing tracking abilities and is even able to track Spider-Man across rooftops,[citation needed] furthermore she can pick up her prey's trail from small details in the area.[citation needed] She also has enormous hunting experience, knowing many special hunting methods and animal-specific habits.[6] She also mastered techniques to track and hunt all kinds of superpowered individuals without their notice.[20][21]

Master Tactician and Strategist: Ana has a brilliant tactical mind[28] and often deploys elaborate traps to surprise her foes. She is able to think several steps ahead and predict the actions of her opponents.[12] Studying her opponents Ana is able to use their own skills, weapons, methods and habits against them.[29] Ana's observatory skills are top-notch and she can patiently wait for hours just to find the perfect moment to strike.[2] Her plots allowed her to outsmart and capture all kinds of superhuman individuals.[citation needed]

Knowledge on Toxicology: She is very familiar with medicine and with exotic poisons, drugs, plants, tranquilizers and their effect on both animal and human anatomy.[23] She has amassed a great knowledge of animal biology and has moderate knowledge about human anatomy as well. Anna can design various poisons with different effects. Using her blowpipe she can quickly inject targets with poison darts.[30] Similarly she can use various powders to blind and incapacitate targets.[24]

Multilingual: As part of her education she is able to speak English, French, and Russian.[1]

Weaknesses

Her arrogance is a reason of defeat.[citation needed][31]



Weapons

See above

  • Given Russian naming conventions Ana's gender would be expressed with a slightly different last name: Kravinova would be a more accurate form given the fact that Slavic languages take into account the speaker's gender.
  • Crystal revealed that Anastasia was Inhuman on her mother Sasha's side of the family.[22]

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Footnotes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Amazing Spider-Man Presents: Black Cat #1
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Spider-Girl Vol 2 #4
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 All-New Inhumans #9
  4. 4.0 4.1 Amazing Spider-Man #636
  5. Spider-Man: Origin of the Hunter #1
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Amazing Spider-Man #565
  7. 7.0 7.1 Amazing Spider-Man #566
  8. 8.0 8.1 Amazing Spider-Man #567
  9. Amazing Spider-Man #600
  10. Amazing Spider-Man #606
  11. Amazing Spider-Man #607
  12. 12.0 12.1 Amazing Spider-Man #611
  13. 13.0 13.1 Amazing Spider-Man #617
  14. Amazing Spider-Man #626
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 Amazing Spider-Man #630
  16. Spider-Island: Deadly Foes #1
  17. Amazing Spider-Man #637
  18. All-Amazing Spider-Man Vol 5 #166
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 Amazing Spider-Man Presents: Black Cat #4
  20. 20.0 20.1 Scarlet Spider Vol 2 6
  21. 21.0 21.1 Scarlet Spider Vol 2 16
  22. 22.0 22.1 All-New Inhumans #6
  23. 23.0 23.1 All-New Inhumans #7
  24. 24.0 24.1 All-New Inhumans #8
  25. All-New Inhumans #10
  26. Amazing Spider-Man Vol 5 #16
  27. 27.0 27.1 Amazing Spider-Man #634
  28. Amazing Spider-Man Presents: Black Cat #3
  29. Spider-Girl Vol 2 #5
  30. Amazing Spider-Man #631
  31. Heroic Age: Villains Vol 1 1
  32. Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z #14
  33. Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z hardcover Vol. 14



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