Meet the Characters: Anya Filipova

(Image Credit: Galia Jelnova)

For this series, I’m going to delve into the characters of Grigory’s Gadget in the style of those fun/silly surveys that pop-up on social media from time-to-time. I’ll also include name pronunciation, because I know a lot of people have been asking about that! (That being said, you can pronounce the names of my characters however you like, I’ll just be listing the “official” pronunciation) This post will be about Anya Filipova.

WARNING: Mild spoilers for Grigory’s Gadget contained in this post!

Name: Anya Filipova (AHN-yah fil-LEE-poh-vah, alternatively AHN-yah fil-ih-POH-vah)

Name Meaning: Anya- Russian form of Anna which derives from Hannah, meaning “favor” or “grace”; Filipova- feminine form of Filipov meaning “son of Filip”, Filip being a cognate of Philip meaning “friend of horses”

Age: early 20s

Physical Appearance: Golden-tan skin, light brown wavy hair, light brown eyes, thin

Hometown: Lodninsk, Morozhia (LOHD-ninsk, moh-ROHZH-ya)

Family: Father and older brother died in a cave-in at the Lodninsk mines, which was caused by the Skarbniki revolt; mother died from a plague that swept through the city

Relationship Status: in a somewhat complicated relationship with Alexi Sokoll

Education: Mostly apprenticeships, learning crafts like sewing and soldering

Religion: None

Greatest Strengths: Natural leader, assertive

Greatest Weaknesses: Quickly becomes frustrated by others

Favorite Color: Purple

Hobbies: Sewing, crocheting, “dance lessons” (secret code which actually refers to sword fighting lessons)

Biggest Goal in Life: Seeking adventure; wants to collect new and exciting experiences

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