Name: Savannah "Savi" Etienne
Birthdate: 21 January 1985
Legal Status: Alive. Wanted for Treason, Extortion, Blackmail, Identity Theft, and Threats to National Security
Point of Origin: San Fernando, California.
Current Location: East Los Angeles, California.
Family: Alexis Etienne (Adoptive Mother), Paulo Etienne (Adoptive Father), Ariana Etienne (Adoptive sister), Marco Etienne (Adoptive brother)
Born to a mother far from prepared to raise a child, Savannah was abandoned at birth only to be adopted within days by Alexis and Paulo Etienne - Italian immigrants who had, for years following their marriage, struggled to conceive a child of their own. The eldest of three adopted children, Savi struggled through school, whether through boredom or the ability to over-complicate simple lessons based around biology, literature, and mathematics. Her only saving grace was the ability to understand the inner workings of computers at a time when the vast majority of everyday people barely understood them. Growing up, computers became the only thing in Savi's life that truly made any sort of sense to her.
In 1994, just days before her ninth birthday, the only home Savi and her siblings had ever known was destroyed by the Northridge earthquake, leaving the family homeless and forced to move into the first available shelter - a shoddy two bedroom apartment in Culver City, just shy of the worst part of town, not that any of it was really good. It was following the earthquake, when the insurance company meant to cover their once-home denied reimbursements to the Etienne's for damages sustained during the disaster, that Savi began to understand the phrase "Life isn't fair."
Forced to move constantly in attempts to move the family into better neighborhoods, Savi and her siblings found themselves further and further outcasted from peers. Constantly new to one school or another, constantly living in apartments and houses infested with cockroaches, surrounded by gang violence, corrupt cops, disgusting neighbors, or simply falling apart, she learned quickly how to go undetected, to make her life easier. It would be one of many traits she learned from youth that helped her survive.
By seventeen, the only solace Savi had outside of her relationships with her siblings was the growing collection of trashed computers she always had on hand. Working to avoid the ridicule and harassment of cruel teenagers, she locked herself away, got lost in the growing world of the internet, of technology. It was then, as a teenage recluse looking for an escape, that Savi found her way into the underground of the information superhighway.
In a short amount of time, her skills with computers - the simplicity with which she understood them, and her ability to quickly pick up one programming language or another - opened the door to a world where Savi could do more for her family than work meaningless jobs while watching them struggle to merely get by. By the time the tragedy of 9/11 struck the nation, she had established herself as a prodigal hacker, a tech whiz, and a force to be reckoned with when it came to slowly and methodically bankrupting companies that sought to take the lives and livelihood of everyday people.
For a long time, by luck more than anything, she got away with her dealing, ever careful to avoid being blatant in her actions. Unfortunately, 9/11 and the impending war changed things for hackers and tech junkies alike - made doing anything under the radar nearly impossible without almost getting caught. It was then, having gotten caught up in a trade of California government secrets, that Savi had her first run-in with the law. She got off on a technicality, and with the aid of a friend who had all but fried her hard drive with magnets and more, but from then on, her life became a game of cat and mouse with eyes constantly peering over her shoulder. After a three-month stint in jail for trumped up identity theft charges - which she still denies to this day - Savi did the best thing she could do to keep her family safe from constant interrogation and invasion - she left.
From then on, she worked from local hotspots, bounced around from place to place, and survived off what little money she kept from the businesses she destroyed, doing everything in her power to keep moving, keep her head down, and keep doing what she meant to do: helping others.