Affiliation: Olympus Union
Position: Ministry of Peace Covert Agent
Primary Story Arc: Jeremy Hunter
First Appearance: Olympus Union: Drawing Battle Lines
Galia grew up in the town of Chelyabinsk, near the Ural Mountains. As a young girl, her father would take her into the mountains, searching for meteor fragments. The meteor had exploded over the Urals, and Chelyabinsk, generations before. Any remnants in the town itself had long been found and sold for minerals learned to be valuable. Sergei Ivanov was determined to find more, to make the fortune that would set his young daughter up for life. While in the mountains, often for weeks at a time, Sergei taught Galia how to survive on little to nothing, how to move quietly enough to track animals, and to fight the most visious of beasts with just her fists and feet.
While her father never quite scored the fortune find that he'd hoped, he did manage to scrape together enough money to send Galia to a military academy set up in St. Petersburgh. He excellent hand to hand combat skills and stealth techniques caught the interest of the Olympus Union. Seeking to groom her as an infiltration agent, capable of silent movement, she was enrolled in a higher level program. When the Ministry of Peace was founded, Stall Hopkins took an exceptional interest in Galia, making her Agent Ivanov of the Ministry of Peace's covert operations.
Completing missions around the solar system, Galia had learned the art of verbal and emotional manipulation to complement her martial skills. While violence was meant to be a last resort, to avoid necessary cleanup activities, she was still absolutely lethal. Her most recent mission, however, had been to befriend Jeremy Hunter, and to persude him to join the Union's cause. In an unexpected twist, the severe loner truly developed feelings of respect and friendship for the well meaning vigilante. Unable to determine his origins, she took up his cause, and sought to protect his Austin-San Antonio Metroplex as her own.