She was former victim of a Mafia child smuggling group based in Amsterdam, Triela was one among many who regularly suffered abuse in the form of drugs, torture, rape and mutilation. She was rescued by a pair of Europol detectives, one of whom was her future handler, Hilshire. After being mortally wounded in a gunfight, Hilshire's partner bravely used the last of her strength to perform CPR on Triela, enabling Hilshire to save the child's life. Triela has a sarcastic wit and prefers to wear masculine clothing. She serves as a sort of mentor/Mother to the other girls of the SWA and she retains the most realistic outlook on their situation.