One day on one of his many journeys, Donovan came 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.

 Nonchalantly 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.

Donovan 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).
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Darkstalkers 2 (Support Character)



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Darkstalkers 3, Darkstalkers Chronicle, Marvel Super Heroes ( version), Marvel VS Capcom (assist character), Super Puzzle Fighter 2 Turbo, Super Puzzle Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix, Card Fighters Clash, Card Fighters Clash 2, Card Fighters Clash DS

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Page Updated:  Oct. 18th, 2021

She's one creepy, mysterious little girl. As a subtle support character, Anita definitely adds a lot of personality to the Darkstalkers series. She started off as seemingly "a part" of Donovan's design, but quickly established herself as a great standalone design in the series. I particularly loved her appearance in the Night Warriors anime... I had a new respect for her design after watching that.

All in all, Anita defines the "tone" of Darkstalkers and is memorable and cool design in a rather small package. She doesn't have that many moves or animations, but she's had several awesome appearances in Capcom fighting games (including Marvel Super Heroes, which was hilarious). The "older version" of Anita is also pretty cool (albeit a very underused and under-developed part of her design). To state the obvious... an older, teenage Anita would make the perfect Darkstalkers 4 character. I'd up the ante to that statement by saying Anita would be the perfect protagonist for Darkstalkers 4.

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