Anna is a recurring character in the Fire Emblem series. She has made an appearance in every single Fire Emblem game to date save Fire Emblem Gaiden and its remake, Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia. She is a red-headed young woman and is commonly seen in a trademark pose with her index finger rested at her face and wearing a sly smile. She is a major character in Fire Emblem Heroes where she is the mentor (and Commander) of the protagonists. Due to Anna being a multitude of individuals, her personality differs slightly between games. However, there are some consistent traits amongst each other. Anna is typically whimsical and jovial, tending to do things her own way. The original Anna appeared quite whimsical, keeping her shop secret despite others like Marth pointing out that doing so would cripple sales. That Anna was also not judgmental about other nationalities, as despite Archanea's enmity with Grust, she had a close relationship with the Grustian Jake, with whom she shares a love of travel. Her relationship to Jake ranges, but goes as far as engagement in Genealogy of the Holy War and talking of having children. While Anna is usually very lighthearted, she is shown to occasionally worry about Jake. Anna appeared to be a singular character as she and Jake made references to Linde of Archanea in Genealogy of the Holy War despite the game taking place in the distant past. Anna appears in a multitude of ways in both Awakening and Fates, being the first game in which more than one Anna appears simultaneously. Driven by an almost instinctual need to make money, Anna is willing to do whatever it takes to sell an item, sometimes telling little-white lies, though often regrets using such tactics. She does show restraint more often than not but any means of obtaining gold legitimately through sales is fair game in her mind. This fondness of gold even affects her love life, as for any Robin or Corrin who marries her quickly find out that her love of money remains more than her love of them, but she still shows that she loves them nonetheless. As part of a large family, the Anna family share a strong familial bond with each other and respects each other's "territories", doing their best not to impede on each other's work, even ceasing their own plans the minute they learn that another Anna has dibs on the same schemes. Despite their similar appearances, each Anna is able to distinguish Annas from one another from an early age thanks to a special log that records all acts of every single Anna in history that every Anna is required to read. According to the Fates Anna, though their names are spelled the same, there are different pronunciations of their names to help distinguish each other during family gatherings. As a mother, of either Morgan in Awakening and Kana in Fates, it is shown that she does not force Robin or Corrin to name either of them Anna, but nonetheless stresses the importance of her huge extended family and its traditions to her daughters. The Anna of Engage is notably much younger than her previous incarnations and thus has a childish enthusiasm in her work. Due to being more of a fledgling merchant in this iteration, she is eager to test her skills and in most of her interactions with her allies, she is trying to broaden her horizons in terms of the goods she can sell from across Elyos. For some unknown reason, she prefers that her allies call her Lady Anna when referring to her. Anna misses her family and worries she may never see them again, sometimes crying over this fear. Askran Anna is a much more serious version of Anna due to her role as commander of the Order of Heroes. She harbors some guilt towards Zacharias' disappearance and feels that she is responsible for it. This in turn makes her an emotional crutch for Alfonse and Sharena on the subject. She reins in Alfonse and Sharena multiple times throughout the Books of Heroes, keeping them safe and also preventing them from making rash decisions. In the various Special Xenologues, Askran Anna retains many of the traits of the post-Awakening Anna when it comes to making money. She tries to take advantage of the numerous monthly festivities in Askr to make merchandise of the Heroes in costumes to earn funds for the Order and a bit of personal profit. Anna occasionally tries to keep these impulses in check, but she has been known to work up herself into a fever when trying to suppress these urges.