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Born in Maputo, Mozambique to an unknown father and a prostitute mother, formerly a secret police employee, who died of AIDS when she was three, Belén (as she prefers to be called) ended up spending eight years in an orphanage until she ran away and ended up on the street. Sticking out like a sore thumb as a European girl in a mostly African country, her attempts to live by pickpocketing eventually resulted in her arrest and being sent to prison at the tender age of 12 – an adult prison.
When a guard tried to rape her, Belén stabbed him to death with a shiv concealed in her hair. Rather than go through a legal trial that would probably result in her claiming self-defence successfully (a local lawyer took on her case pro bono), the other guards tried to poison her... which resulted in two further guard deaths. On hearing of this through the prison rumour mill, a South African mercenary managed to get her released through his connections and offered to train her as his protege. She accepted.
Hans Volker all but legally adopted the teenager and taught her, despite the fact that Belén was an impatient learner. His sister Mirjam, realising Belén's potential as an assassin, started to educate her in the ways of seduction, but the teenager was not having a great deal of it. While she would later be happy to use her body to gain advantage in a tactical situation (or just to wind someone up), she was not going to sleep with anyone who she wasn't sure didn't have something nasty.
At 18, the 9/11 attacks resulted in the CIA and various other intelligence agencies having to vastly step up their black operations, while the resulting wars increased PMC work considerably. After two operations in Yemen, she ended up in Iraq working for a major PMC in a bodyguard role. Belén's time here was mixed; while she proved adept at combat operations, her habit of sunbathing in a bikini got complaints from the local imams (and some local admirers), with the result she was reassigned.
She eventually quit the PMC and went freelance, turning up in various spots around the world until an operation in Libya at the start of the civil war in 2011, working for the Transitional National Council as an infiltration specialist. Betrayed during one operation, she narrowly escaped from a house that was destroyed by a regime airstrike and she decided to let people think she was dead. She ended up in Berlin, working for Azim Hussein as a hostess in a nightclub until she knocked out a senator for groping her. Azim then moved her to cleaning duties and she supplemented this with some other work for local criminals.
In January 2014, she was hired to attempt to eliminate Alpha Six along with Walter 'Wat' Tyler; this operation failed when their helicopter was shot down and the fact she was still alive became revealed to the world's spy agencies.
Personality and appearance
Belén is a medium-height woman of Latina appearance. Normally she is casually dressed in shirtsleeves and combat trousers (in warm conditions), but is adept at wearing sexy clothing when the situation requires it. In addition, she has sometimes decided to wind up colleagues (of either gender) by walking around in skimpy attire or a spot of skinny dipping.
Her personality is something that leaves something to be desired; she is notoriously short-tempered and has a marked disdain for authority, especially when that authority gives her some instructions she doesn't like. In addition, while she is known to dress provocatively at times, she does not take kindly to someone trying to take things to the next level unless she wants it to happen; a residual effect of her attempted rape. If you grab her butt, expect to lose teeth at best.
She is generally carrying at least one concealed weapon at all times; she owns a set of earrings with poison needles in them and has knives concealed in most of her clothing.