Hanna (Saoirse Ronan) in orange pointing a pistol


(Saoirse Ronan in the eponymous movie)

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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game


Hanna is a 2011 action thriller movie, starring Saoirse Ronan (that’s pronounced Seer-shah, incidentally) as the titular character. Though it is an espionage/combat tale, the movie includes some fantastic elements (such as Hanna’s real nature) and is laced with oddly humorous references to Grimm’s fairy tales.

It’s a nicely entertaining action film that ended up being better than I originally thought it was going to be, and received solid reviews.

This profile includes S P O I L E R S.



  • Real Name: Hanna.
  • Marital Status: Single.
  • Known Relatives: Johanna Zadek (mother, deceased), Erik Heller (“father”, killed towards end of film), unnamed grandmother (deceased).
  • Group Affiliation: None.
  • Base Of Operations: Wilderness of northern Finland, later mobile.
  • Height: 5’6” Weight: 103 lbs.
  • Eyes: 2, blue Hair: Blonde

Powers and Abilities

Hannah is a 16-year-old girl who was raised by her father, Erik Heller (an ex-C.I.A. operative), to be the perfect assassin. She has undergone intensive training to become a formidable unarmed combatant, wilderness survival expert, and proficient in multiple languages and studies.

All of these skill sets enable Hannah to adapt and survive in extreme conditions.

The ABC of her DNA

Erik Heller (Hannah’s supposed father) was actually once a recruiter for a program in which pregnant women were recruited from abortion clinics.

The C.I.A.’s goal was to alter their children’s DNA. This would enhance their strength, stamina, and reflexes while suppressing emotions like fear and pity in order to create a batch of super-soldiers.


However, the project was shut down for unexplained reasons.

In the film Hannah comes across a medical file being collected on her for Marissa Wiegler. Within that file are certain markers in her DNA that suggest Hannah may have an abnormal genetic structure or sequence.


The trailer in 720p.


Hannah appears just like any normal 16 year old girl with blue eyes, pale blonde hair and an unusually fair complexion.


Although Hannah is quite intelligent and well-read, she has been brought up in almost complete isolation from the rest of the world. She is unfamiliar with the normal social interactions that everyday people take for granted. Thus, she is easily confused in social settings.

Hanna (Saoirse Ronan) aims her bow in a cold forest

Whenever Hannah is forced to defend herself all traces of fear and doubt evaporate as she engages opponents in battle. She has been shown to disable multiple, well-armed and highly trained combat operatives with little difficulty.


Hanna: “Adapt or die.”
Erik: “Think on your feet.”
Hanna: “Even when I’m sleeping.”

“Marissa Wiegler. Come and find me.”

Hanna (Saoirse Ronan) working on a computer

Sebastian: “So Hanna, is your mum and Dad still together ?”
Hanna: “My mother is dead.”
Sophie (to Sebastian): “Nice one, dad.”
Sebastian: “I’m sorry to hear that. I lost my mum when I was very young, so…”
Hanna: “It’s all right. It happened a long time ago.”
Rachel: “Hanna, what did your mum die of ?”
Hanna: “Three bullets.”

Erik: “I tried to prepare you.”
Hanna: “You didn’t prepare me for this.”

Marissa: “Hanna, I can help you.”
Hanna: “Please. I don’t want to hurt anyone anymore.”
Marissa: “I just wanna talk.”
Hanna: “It’s over now, Marissa. Let me go.”

(Hanna first line in the film, echoed as her last line in the film) “I just missed your heart.”

DC Universe History

Hannah could be dropped pretty much anywhere in the DCU as is. She may have been a special pet project Lexcorp was conducting, or any number of the other alphabet intelligence agencies for the purposes of building a better soldier.

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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Dex: 05 Str: 03 Bod: 05 Motivation: Unwanted Power
Int: 06 Wil: 07 Min: 06 Occupation: None
Inf: 04 Aur: 04 Spi: 06 Resources {or Wealth}: N/A
Init: 019 HP: 025

Acrobatics (Athletics, climbing, dodging): 06, Evasion (Ranged only): 06, Martial Artist*: 05, Medicine (First Aid): 05, Military Science*: 05, Thief (Stealth)*: 05, Weaponry (Melee, missile, firearms)*: 06

Intensive Training, Iron Nerves, Expertise (Grim’s Fairy Tales), Languages (English, Spanish, Italian, French, German, Arabic, Japanese, and possibly several others), Lightning Reflexes, Scholar (wilderness survival, weapons), Sharp Eye.

Erik Heller (High), Knepler (High), Sebastian, Rachel, Sophie, Miles (British family Hanna meets on the open road – Low).


  • Age (16 years old).
  • Dark Secret: Hanna was part of a clandestine C.I.A. super soldier program.
  • Enemy: Marissa Wiegler.
  • Forced Exile (Erik had to completely remove their presence from any possible forms of detection or contact with civilization to better protect Hanna).
  • Hunted (aside from the C.I.A. Hanna is also hunted by Isaac a professional assassin and his team).
  • Innocent.
  • Socially Inept (Minor).
  • Secret Identity (only so far as to her true origins).

By Pur_See_i8.

Source of Character: Hanna, the 2011 European-American action thriller film that contains prominent fairy tale elements, directed by Joe Wright. Hanna is played by Saoirse Ronan.

Helper(s): IMDB .