Name: Ellen Blake Winter
Gender: MtF pre-op transsexual
Place of birth: Las Vegas, Nevada.
Height/weight: 5'9, 127 lbs
Physical traits: Fairly average in stature , Ellen inherited her blonde tresses and green doe eyes from her mother. She might not look it, but she's light on her feet and agile, making up for her lack of physical power. She prefers to employ subterfuge and deception, and only takes a physical confrontation head-on as a last resort. Her body bears the scars of some of the missions she has taken on, notably a gunshot wound in her left shoulder and marks left by shrapnel on her thigh.
Personality: Ellen is a chameleon, she's able to effortlessly hide her emotions and put on a front, so much so that all but her inner circle know the real woman that lies beneath the facade. By default, she's quiet and unassuming, rarely seeking out conversation or interaction, even with her colleagues, but when she does speak, it isn't uncommon for most to realize that she possesses a quick mind, as well as a dry sense of humor and the sharp tongue to match it.
Background: An only child, Ellen was born Robin Winter, and she got dealt a rough hand in life when she lost her mother to illness at the age of five, a tragedy that devastated the young family, but eventually also served to strengthen the bond between Ellen and her father. It was quite evident early on that Ellen wasn't like the other boys her age in some ways, always softer, quieter, more sensitive than the others, even if she didn't mind playing with them and enjoying some of the things they did.
Being a little different didn't really become an issue until Ellen started growing her teens, where anyone who didn't conform to the status quo of high school ended up a target. Ellen took her fair share of bullying and sometimes even beatings, but she never backed away from a fight, always scrapping to stand up for herself, even if she ended up the worst for it most of the time. Recognizing that something had to be done if Ellen was to truly be happy,her father pulled her out of classes for a couple of years to allow her to transition before enrolling her into a different school.
Gifted a fresh start, Ellen managed to complete her education, graduating just when the war on terrorism was at its peak. Wanting to make something of herself and do her part, Ellen signed up to join the military, despite the fierce objections of her father. An accomplished athlete in high school, first in the fields of archery then air rifles, the transition to real firearms was a natural one, and Ellen scored top marks for marksmanship as well as most other disciplines during her stint in basic training, before going onto train as a medic. However, contrary to her expectations, Ellen didn't see a minute of action in the field after passing out from training. Matter of fact, she was never deployed overseas.
Marginalized because of her gender, Ellen pretty much served as a glorified secretary for a general at a base close to home. Disenchanted with life in the military, Ellen put in her resignation. That's when she was contacted by the department and offered a chance to join up. The chance to finally do some good in the world and make a difference was one Ellen couldn't pass up, and she eventually agreed after a few nights of soul-searching. Months of increasingly difficult training followed, and Ellen came close to calling it quits on several occasions, though her grit and determination saw her her through at the end of the day. She has since the covert organization the plot revolves around, working from the shadows whenever called upon, while hiding in plain sight in her more mundane day job as a casino hostess.