Full name: Maria Hernandez
Ethnic background: Hispanic
Place of residence: Costa Diamante, a fictional island-town off the coast of California.
D.O.B.: May 8.
Height: 5ft 4ins
Hair colour: Black, often home tinted with Rosita's help.
Eye colour: Chestnut brown
Usually wears: Costa Diamante High School uniform.
White blouse, 3/4-length sleeves
White headscarf tied around hair
Blue skirt, 2 inches above knee
Relationships: None to date.
Crush: On her best friend, Rosita, since about her 10th birthday party.
Special abilities: Vocal impersonation
Combat training: None
Items carried: Leather satchel containing her school books, etc.
Grade average: C+/B-
Best subject: Literature (her 2nd favourite)
Favourite subject: Drama (her 2nd best)
Strength: Below average
Agility: Above average
Personality: Shy and quiet around most people whom she doesn't know; quite outgoing and chatty with people she does know, particularly her best friend Rosita (except when her romantic feelings come to the fore, then she gets all stuttery) and her own, and Rosita's, parents.
Studies hard, with small signs of improvement in her grades. Along with Rosita, is alternately either picked on or ignored by other students for being geeky.
Is best and only friends with Rosita. Their mothers were best friends since High School, and gave birth to Maria and Rosita in the same night (Rosita just before midnight, Maria just after). They have effectively been best friends since birth.
Is almost universally ignored by boys who are mature enough to be interested in girls, but doesn't care, as she's not into boys anyway. Romantically attracted to Rosita. But. Cannot. Spit. It. Out.