22 (same age as Sly Cooper and 3 years younger than Carmelita)Date of Birth:
December 4thBirthplace/Place of Residence:
Northern Canada (specific location as of yet unknown)Signature Color:
Snow/Arctic Fox (Vulpes lagopus)
Snowboarding, Radio interception (developed this skill over the years), High Jump, Martial ArtsFamily Members:
Elia Vulpes (mother), Carmelita Montoya Fox (half-sister)Bio:
Ana-Maria is Carmelita Montoya Fox's half-sister, and a reliable ally to the Cooper gang.
Unlike Carmelita, Ana-Maria is very level-headed and flirtatious, almost a female counterpart to Sly Cooper himself. In fact, much like Sly, Ana-Maria is a thrill seeker as well as someone who loves to tease others, especially her half-sister. An example of this being how she constantly pokes fun at Carmelita's relationship with/feelings towards Sly. She also calls Carmelita "Mel," much to the Inspector's annoyance and disgust. Ana-Maria is also far more honest with her feelings than her half-sister, being able to admit any romantic or physical attractions towards certain men in her life, Sly being one of those men.
Despite being the younger half-sister of the famous Inspector Carmelita Fox, Ana-Maria was not too keen on law enforcement. In fact, it is in part because of Carmelita's affiliations with law enforcement that Ana-Maria decided to combat crime on the other side of the law. She also took a liking to thievery because of the Cooper family lineage, inspired by their moral stance in the thieving world.
Ana-Maria and Carmelita are polar opposites of each other, and aren't too fond of each other because of it. But it is mostly in part due to Carmelita's grudge against Ana-Maria's mother that the two never got along. The inspector blamed both Elia and Ana-Maria for her father leaving her and her mother's side and for being unfaithful. On the other hand, Ana-Maria accuses Carmelita of placing the blame for the sake of satisfying her own anger as well as a way to protect herself from the truth....that her father left Carmelita and her mother to take responsibility for his new infant child and to hide his unfaithfulness.
In many ways, Ana-Maria's self-esteem was lowered, as she saw herself as a product of an affair. But to quell these uneasy and sorrowful feelings, she took to the slopes, becoming a professional snowboarder, and eventually, a part time thief. Along the way, she met the Cooper gang through a misunderstanding, as she thought Sly to be a common criminal, pickpocketing a "civilian" (which actually turned out to be a burglar in disguise). In witnessing this, she stole the loot from Sly and escaped via the slopes, not knowing who he was until he caught up with her. After getting better acquainted with each other, she eventually becomes a very reliable asset to the gang, becoming the reconnaissance specialist of the group. Relationships with the Cooper gang:
As mentioned above in the bio, Ana-Maria is, in fact, attracted to Sly Cooper, much to the dismay of her half-sister, Carmelita. On several occasions, she even asks Sly out on a romantic moonlit date, despite knowing his true feelings towards Carmelita. Usually, he respectfully declines her offer, but has only once taken Ana-Maria up on her offer in order to make Carmelita jealous and confirm her feelings for him.
Despite the circumstances, the two definitely have a mutual respect towards and strong friendship with each other.
Ana-Maria is known to idolize Sly Cooper for his unwavering morals and his family lineage. Sly shows great admiration for Ana-Maria's snowboarding skills as well as her honor as a part-time thief.
They also team up to tease/taunt Carmelita relentlessly.....just, in different ways from each other.Bentley:
The relationship between these two is most certainly similar to Sly and Bentley's relationship with each other. There are several notable differences, however.
Initially, upon learning her identity as Carmelita's half-sister, Bentley is very wary of her, going as far as to tell Sly that he absolutely doesn't trust her. She, however, proves herself to be useful to the gang, and even saves Bentley from being captured by Carmelita herself.
Bentley is known to get quite annoyed with Ana-Maria for her relentless teasing and is known to get peeved whenever she intercepts his communications with Sly and the others. And much to the turtle's dismay as well as embarrassment, Ana-Maria frequently calls him "adorable," "adorkable" or a "precious little genius."Murray:
Ana-Maria and Murray have a definite close bond with each other, very similar to that of a brother-sister relationship. Or rather, it's Ana-Maria that sees Murray as a precious family member to her. Murray, on the other hand, seems to harbor a strong crush on her after witnessing her snowboarding skills and her abilities in hand-to-hand combat.
His feelings become prominent whenever she praises him for his hard work in the field, or hugs him, to which he blushes slightly.
Thankfully, it seems these feelings toward her have no effect against his relationship between him and his best friend Sly, as he knows of her attraction and flirtatiousness towards him. The Guru:
Ana-Maria has a very profound respect for the Guru and his peaceful ways. She finds herself having very meaningful and deep conversations with him, depending upon him for advice in the field as well as advice in her rocky relationship with Carmelita. And even if his advice doesn't work out in mending the relationship between her and her half-sister, he is usually there to offer comforting words to her to help in mending her self esteem as well as her confidence.
The Guru sees Ana-Maria as a kind soul, and frequently offers her his guidance. Dimitri:
Like many of the other members of the Cooper gang, Ana-Maria finds Dimitri to be very.....odd. Especially in the way he speaks. To a certain extent, she understands him, but not by a very big margin. She mostly finds herself staring at him in confusion and questioning what he tells her.
Despite this, the two of them have a very respectful and professional relationship.The Panda King:
While she tries to be on healthy, professional terms with the Panda King, Ana-Maria finds herself frequently fearful of him, especially upon hearing his part in the death of Sly's parents. She does her best to hide this fear, masking it with her usual teasing, but with little success. Because of this, the two rarely interacted with each other, apart from playing their roles in different heists.
However, the Panda King, over time, develops a deep care for Ana-Maria, treating her with the respect he shows his own daughter, Jing King, even going as far as saving her from perilous portions of their missions together. This gives Ana-Maria slight reassurance and, in turn, finds a father figure in him.Penelope:
Before Penelope's betrayal, she and Ana-Maria were very close. So much so, that they even called each other best friends. They would frequently share their hobbies and romantic interests with one another, talking to each other everyday as if they were at a slumber party. They have even been known to exchange friendly gossip, which would sometimes cause a delay in missions until Bentley snapped them both out of it.
When Penelope betrayed the Cooper gang, Ana-Maria took it as a heavy blow, but held back any obvious signs of it, making herself available as emotional support to a heartbroken Bentley. But despite her betrayal, Ana-Maria still thinks of Penelope as someone very dear to her.Voice Actress of Choice: Nika Futterman