Anna is a playable character in the Epic Battle Fantasy series. She made her first appearance in Epic Battle Fantasy 3 as a quest NPC and Bullet Heaven as a playable character before becoming the protagonist of Epic Battle Fantasy 4. She is the ranger of the team, and her attacks are nature-affiliated, meaning many her skills uses the Wind and Earth elements.
Her default attire is a brown dress with a pair of golden bauble hairclips. She is always seen wielding a bow and arrows.
Anna is a cheerful girl, who enjoys nature and is seen petting a small Bush monster in her idle animations. Her meeting the party and suspecting them to have stolen an important artifact initiates the plot of the game. She is the driving force of the plot, dragging Matt, Natalie and Lance along on her quest to recover the jewels before they can be used for evil. She is easily the most moral and just character in the series. Her righteous nature puts her at odds with Matt's tendency to pilfer the houses of innocents, but since everyone else seems to be used to it, there is not much she can do to oppose him. Unlike Natalie, she is not depicted as a fanservice character and her breasts are relatively small. She often makes references to Natz's large breasts, asking her what she eats, whether she can see them, or even reacting spitefully to her, saying that she earns respect without needing a well-endowed chest to do so. She is often jealous of Natalie because the latter always steals the boys' attentions without even trying.
Anna is the ranger of the group, obviously giving her high accuracy in battles. Her skills include multiple types of arrow attacks and nature spells that are poison, wind, and earth based. She also packs a few healing spells. It is recommended to increase her accuracy. Though her base accuracy is already adequate, improving it will almost guarantee she will never miss without significant accuracy debuffs.
Anna can be built as a pure damage-dealer, but can also learn healing spells, which means that she can replace Natalie as the designated healer of the group.
List of attacks
Attack - Anna takes an arrow and lunges at her target. Element and effects depend on current weapon.
Piercing Shot - High accuracy attack. Element and effects depend on current weapon.
Combo Shot - 3-hit attack. Element and effects depend on current weapon.
Arrow Rain - Targets all foes and hits 3 times. Element and effects depend on current weapon.
Frost Arrow - Advanced ice attack. May freeze targets.
Spark Arrow - Advanced thunder attack. May stun targets.
Aqua Arrow - Advanced water attack. May wet targets.
Soul Arrow - Copies the buffs of the target to Anna. May weaken targets. (Don't use if target doesn't have a buff, or Anna will lose hers.)
Log - Basic earth attack. May stagger targets.
Lumber - 3-hit attack. Advanced earth attack. May stagger targets. To learn this skill, you need to learn Log.
Gust - Basic wind magic.
Whirlwind - Advanced wind magic. May debuff target's magic defence.
Hurricane - Expert wind magic. Hits all targets. May debuff target's magic defence.
Ivy - Basic poison attack. May poison targets.
Vines - Advanced poison attack. May poison targets.
Reflex - Buffs party's evade.
Renew - Basic healing magic. Heals an ally.
Refresh - Advanced healing magic. Heals and blesses an ally.
Mother Earth - Poisons all foes and blesses all allies.
Mighty Oak (earned after defeating the first boss) - Deals massive earth damage to all foes. Hits 9 times.
- When Anna falls in battle, her ghost does not hover above her body, unlike with the other characters. Instead, a wooden idol appears, possibly showing that the idol may be or contain her spirit.
- In her idle animations, she can be seen carrying a variety of bushes, and may also play a flute or ocarina, leading for some to think she may be a reference to Saria, from Ocarina of Time.
- She first appeared in Epic Battle Fantasy 1, but she only sold potions to Matt and Natalie in Greenwood before they go to fight NoLegs and the slimes. She was also a nature mage, not an archer.
- It is sometimes thought that Anna wasn't really supposed to be in the game. The first Anna-like drawing Kupo707 ever drew of her was "an excuse for crazy hair" and when the official release of the archer came out he was still looking for names.
- Anna has an NPC sister named Sarah, and she appeared in Epic Battle Fantasy 3 along with Epic Battle Fantasy 4.
- So far, an Anna-look-alike has made her way into every Epic Battle Fantasy game except for the second one.
- There are rumors that Anna is 16, setting the other EBF characters in the early 20s.