Ana Tatiana Kravinoff is the daughter of Sasha Kravinoff and Sergei Kravnioff better know as Kraven The Hunter, she was born in 1996. Years after her father's suicide she began to stalk his archenemy, Spider-Man; whom she blamed for her father's death. Being careful not to fully trigger his Spider-sense, she tracked him to his current apartment with his roommate Vin Gonzales.
Ana Kravinoff was created by Marc Guggenheim and Phil Jimenez and first appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man Volume 1 issue 565 (2008).
Ana attacked Peter at his new job at a comic book store and later she kidnapped Vin, after believing him to be Spider-man wnile causing him misfortunes all day. She took him to the sewer tunnels used by Vermin seeing it as the perfect place to hunt and kill "Spider-Man". Meanwhile Peter using one of Daredevil's costumes began to look for Vin thinking he found his Spider-Man costume. Ana gave Vin a morphine/MGH cocktail thinking he may need to recharge his powers so he would be worthy to hunt. However Vermin arrived to find them in his territory and attacked. Ana overpowered him and then sent Vin into the tunnels so she could hunt him.
Peter went to Vin's precinct to find him and heard the rumor Spider-man had been kidnapped by a girl and that a drug dealer sold her MGH. Peter arrived at dealers local area realizing Vin was the Spider-man that was captured. He fought an enraged Vermin and then found Ana hunting Vin. Both fought her, but she held her own until Vermin arrived for a rematch giving them time to leave.
Major Story Arcs
The Grim Hunt
Madame Web later gained a vision of someone after Spider-Man and "hunting spiders". She was then attacked by Ana and imprisoned by her and her mother. She later met with Diablo and then captured Mattie Franklin. She is soon joined by her brother Al Kraven in her revenge of Spider-Man. Ana and her brother next encounter Spider-Man's clone Kaine who despite being stronger than Peter is bested by the duo but he is able to flee to Peter's apartment and warn him of their attack. Spider-Man himself discovers Ana and Alyosha attacking Arachne. After she is aided by Spider-Man the duo flee. Her mother then kills Mattie to exchange her life force to bring back her son and Ana's other brother Grim Hunter.
Eventually the Kravens defeat and sacrifice Spider-Man to resurrect Sergei but he's somewhat unstable and distant from his family stemming from the fact that he wanted death. Later after attacking Ana in a rage, to his horror he finds he cannot die. It is revealed the Spider-Man they killed was Kaine, not Peter. His status as a clone corrupted the ritual and only the true Spider-Man can end his life. Peter having donned his black suit is filled with rage over the death of his "family". Fueled by anger, he dispatches Kraven's family members in increasingly brutal methods, but after a final showdown cannot bring himself to kill Kraven, thanks to Arachne, who is now Madame Webb. The Kravens escape only for Sergei to kill Vlad and Sasha because of his disgust for them. Ana then intends to prove herself by hunting her brother Al, so her father may further train her.
As a child, Ana was shown The House Keeper’s Ledger from the Kravinoff Estate. It was a record of valuable belongings that Ana’s grandfather received as recompense for slights against the family. During the Russian Revolution, many of the items were stolen by the Bolsheviks and are now scattered across the country in “inferior” hands, according to Ana’s mother. Several years later, Vasili, a member of the house keeper’s family who has a crush on her, tries to steal them back to impress Ana.
When Black Cat was accused of his first few thefts, she tried to clear her name by stopping Vasili. Instead, he kidnaps her mother to blackmail Cat into stealing the rest of the items. This angers Cat, who replaces his items with fakes and sets him up for failure with the Kravens. She even reveals to them his obsession with Ana, which greatly offends Ana’s mother due to Vasili’s station. Vasili managed to get away though when Cat lifted Sasha’s wedding ring.
Vasili would not be safe for long. He would eventually be tracked down by Ana and killed.
Kraven’s Next Hunt
During a training exercise, Kraven reminds Ana that the Spiders are their enemies, and while she is unable to take on Spider-Man, she should hunt Spider-Girl. She did her best to track Spider-Girl through New York City, however, she was ultimately sloppy. She was caught on video posted to social media visiting places where Spider-Girl saved someone or stopped a criminal. Anya was shown some of the videos by a friend and happened to catch her.
Ana tracked her to a particular rooftop where she left her civilian clothes. Anya boasted that Ana felt into her trap, but Ana was only gauging Anya’s strength. Once Ana got the upper hand, Anya tried to retreat. Ana lured her back by putting an onlooker in need of rescue. Once he was safe, Anya lured Ana to the Baxter Building where the Fantastic Four security measures put some space between them.
Ana was easily distracted by Anya who was mocking her father. This gave Anya the opportunity to web Anya to a moving truck, besting her.
Into the Grave
Kraven held a grudge against Ana and the rest of his family for bringing him back from the dead. He wished to return to his eternal slumber knowing he was the best. He even pushed Ana to kill him, however, when he managed to plunge a knife into his chest, it did nothing. Kraven believed he was cursed by Kaine’s blood. That he could only die by Kaine’s hands. Unfortunately, Kaine was already dead.
When Kaine was resurrected, he resurfaced as the new Scarlet Spider in Texas. Embracing his opportunity, Kraven sent Ana in to do recon. She made a list of the people closest to him and even challenged Kaine in order to give him the warning to properly prepare. She and her father laid in waiting, studying him. They believed pretending to be a hero has softened him. To make him worthy of killing Kraven, they need to reforge his anger.
To do this, Kraven attacked him while disguised as Ben Reilly, while Ana kidnapped all of Kaine’s new friends. Setting a hunting ground at a zoo, Ana would mock Kaine that his friends have already been killed hoping he would strike her with a killing blow, but he resisted sticking to his new heroism. Instead, he webbed her up seeing through her lies so that he could take on Kraven alone and free his friends. During their fight, Ana would free herself and gut one of Kaine’s friends, Donald Meland. This was the final straw: Kaine punched him so hard in his chest that his heart stopped.
Ana was shocked that Kaine was worthy enough to kill Kraven, but Kaine immediately performed chest compression to revive her father. Kaine hoped that was enough death to break whatever connection they had. While Kaine took care of his friends, Ana helped her injured father escape.
When a storm cloud of terrigen mists circumvents the world, people with latent Inhuman genes are transformed. Ana found her mother’s sisters underwent the transformation and assumed she had the genetic disposition as well. When she admitted as much to her father, he turned on her, almost killing her. So, she came to the Inhuman ambassador, Crystal, asking for sanctuary. Crystal agreed if Ana would help find the lost family of fellow NuHuman, Flint. She tracked them to a mountain refuge in Mozambique, much like Attilan, called Utolan. She escorted Flint and Gorgon there to investigate.
They are welcomed with open arms while Flint is reunited with his mother and sister. While introductions are made, Ana takes the opportunity to sneak away and take a hostage who could help analyze her genetics. Although, this was unnecessary, as any Utolanian would be open to sharing that information. They brought her one of their finest scientists so Ana could demand she be scrubbed of an alien contamination. Offended by the request, the scientist instead decided to force terrigenesis on her so they could observe her changes. Desperate, Ana escaped and hid in Flint’s room, who agreed to help her.
A schism in Utolan has become clear between those who see the change as mandatory divinity and those who believe it should be a choice. With the cloud nearing their city, the purists have arranged for the exempt to be transformed. Ana attacked the scientist and freed the exempt so they could get to safety. She then gave chase to the scientist which brought her directly to the storm. Ana decided to embrace her true nature and transform.
Presumably, after her transformation, which included no physical changes, her father welcomed her home. However, she now rejected him after finding out that he had cloned himself 87 times looking for a proper heir.
Now free of the Kravinoff family, Ana was approached by Beetle to join her feminist criminal organization, The Syndicate. During the meeting where Ana is to be considered by the other members, they are approached by the demon, Kindred, and sent to a graveyard, where Spider-Man is already fighting off two other supervillain groups. There, Kindred announces they were all hellbound villains who could earn a spot as Kindred's assistant, avoiding torture in the afterlife, if they killed Spider-Man.
Spider-Man tries to get away while they all fight each other for the chance, but he fails. Eventually, Doc Ock uses a piece of Black Ant's helmet to knock everyone out, including Ana, through the ear centipedes Kindred was using to control them.
Powers and Abilities
Potions: Ana shares many qualities with her father, Kraven. She either inherited his superhuman physical abilities or ingested the same (or similar) jungle potions that bestowed unto her father his bestial power. She has some degree of superhuman strength and speed and was able to fight Spider-Man and Vermin likely due to the herbs her father and brothers used. She has a keen predatory instinct and views almost all others as prey. Ana, like her father, is a trained hunter and martial artist.
Inhuman: Ana is Inhuman on her mother's side. She underwent terrigenesis thanks to the Terrigen Storm, however, her transformation has yet to be revealed.