Angela Maxwell was born in Stamford, Connecticut to single mother Katherine Tanner. Prior to Samaritha's first birthday, her mother Katherine got married to her fiancé at the time, Dean Maxwell, and Angela was officially adopted. Angela grew up not knowing that Dean Maxwell was not her biological father, and did not discover this until just before she was turned by Jonas Hunter.
Angela's life was relatively typical growing up outside of her very physical nature. Angela became well known for her temper (and subsequent tantrums) as well as her extreme physicality while very young, and her parents tried everything from traditional punishments to meditation techniques and martial arts to get their daughter's emotions in check. Although these techniques helped, they did not remedy the situation.
Excelling at both sports (rowing and softball in particular) and academics, Angela hung out with the more popular cliques in high school until her senior year when Angela's temper once again got the better of her and she attacked a member of the football team after he spread around several disparaging rumors regarding her. Angela spent the rest of the school year in a self imposed seclusion, determined to get her temper under control.
During Angela's time at college she began to rebel from her parents (largely due to their extreme control over their daughter's life prior), and subsequently got into quite a bit of trouble with campus authorities. Angela also began to lash out emotionally, hopping from boyfriend to boyfriend and getting quite a reputation in college as well. Despite all of this Angela maintained high grades and graduated with honors from the school's marketing program.
At the age of twenty-two, Angela landed a job at a prestigious marketing firm and quickly began moving up in the ranks. Once again, Angela's reputations for being hot-headed and promiscuous followed her, often getting her in trouble. Despite this, Angela quickly became the lead of her marketing team, much to the chagrin of the other females on the team.
At the age of 27, Angela was approached by her bosses to create a marketing campaign for technology powerhouse Raven Technologies. The marketing campaign was merely a ruse for the "CEO" of Raven Technologies, Jonas Hunter, to meet with Angela privately. Jonas and Angela did not get along at all during their initial meetings, which often ended with Angela blowing up and yelling at Jonas.
In truth, the meetings were arranged by Jonas because Covenant assassins had discovered Angela's true heritage and begun targeting her. After once such meeting, the assassins made their move, attacking her and her team in Angela's office, killing all the members of her team before going after her. When Jonas arrived, he found Angela beating one of the assassins to death with her bare fists. Pulling her away, Jonas brought Angela to a safe house and explained to her her true origin; she was the daughter of Akikagé Sovereign Kalenn Korpse. Angela agreed to be turned on the condition that her family would also be protected by Jonas.
After turning Angela (who decided upon the name Samaritha Kain after her turning) Jonas attempted to bring her back with him, however Samaritha insisted on "taking out" the assassins who were trailing her first. After having Jonas lead the assassins Azella and Spike out in to the open, Samaritha insisted on dealing with the two herself. Although hesitant, Jonas allowed her to do so. To Jonas's surprise, Samaritha quickly defeated the two seasoned assassins, beating them into a bloody pulp before his eyes. Seeing the emotional turmoil within Samaritha, Jonas decided that he needed to keep a close eye on her, making her a provisional member of OMEGA.
Over the next few years Samaritha managed to cement her place in OMEGA despite repeated confrontations with the team leader, Jonas Hunter. During this time, the reputations that followed Samaritha during mortal life began to reappear within OMEGA. In spite of this Samaritha managed to become fast friends with the fellow females on her team, Cassandra Troy and Aubryn Darkveil. Aubryn in particular took a liking to Samaritha, noting the similarities in her personality to Jonas's.
After it was discovered she was a pure decendant of Samael, Angelus of Death, Samaritha was asked to bond with Samael's soul within the Death's Mask relic. After bonding with Samael, Samaritha's own emotional imbalance combined with Samael's innate guilt over his murder of Gabrael resulted in several self destructive and malicious tendancies which Samaritha began to display. During this time Samaritha earned the nickname "The Blood Eagle" after ripping a target's lungs out of his back. Samaritha began to relish in this, and began painting large eagles in the blood of her victims at the scenes.
After Samaritha's recklessness resulted in the death of an innocent, Jonas decided enough was enough. Worried about Samaritha's mental well-being, Jonas called in a favor from an old friend. Samaritha was sent off to the Middle East to train with the Nizari master Ezra.
Samaritha's reception of being "shipped off" by Jonas was not favorable and immediately she decided to make Master Ezra's life as difficult as possible. Often sneaking out at night to fullfill her animalistic desires, it was not until Samaritha began to face Ezra's prize student, Hasan, that she began taking the training seriously. Samaritha was unable to innately read Hasan's technique, and despite being faster than Hasan, Samaritha found herself repeatedly losing to him.
After a particular brutal battle, Samaritha finally broke down. Unable to read her opponent and unable to stand up for herself, Samaritha finally gave in to Ezra and his teachings. Over the next year Ezra began teaching Samaritha proper discipline. With this training, Samaritha was able to channel her emotional responses and focus it properly. In her final battle with Hasan, Samaritha kept her cool and managed to fight Hasan to a standstill despite not being able to read his technique. After the battle, Ezra revealed that Hasan was in fact Jonas in disguise the whole time. Samaritha replied that she knew it was him the entire time.
Over the next year, Samaritha continued her training under Ezra, punctuated by periodic battles with Jonas to perfect her new skills. During this time an intense physical relationship began between Samaritha and Jonas.
After two years of training, Samaritha returned to Enoch and her place in OMEGA. Having been formally trained as an assassin, Samaritha began dressing more subtley, often wearing a black and crimson armored suit with a black hood and cloak when out on contracts. Samaritha also became Jonas's self appointed bodyguard and protector, accompanying him on several missions to go out and gather allies for the forth-coming battle (which Jonas referred to as "The End of Times"). During this time Samaritha also began noticing Jonas was disappearing for short periods of time, however Samaritha quickly blew this off as Jonas needing time alone.
Samaritha began noticing increased irregualrity in Jonas's personality, almost like he was a different person depending on his current circumstances. Doing her best, Samaritha tried to provide Jonas with the stability she believed that he needed in the troubling times.
The revelation that it was Jonas himself (under the control of the amalgam personality Zexis Stryfe) opening the Gates to the Netherealm nearly tore apart Enoch. Taking the mantle of leader in Jonas' absence, Samaritha prepared the OMEGA Alliance for what she knew was coming. Leading the new OMEGA consisting of Cassandra Troy, Tiernan Larkin, Vul'Aris and herself, Samaritha travelled to Mt. Fuji for the final battle.
During the battle at the Ninth Gate, Samaritha lead the Alliance in a charge against Stryfe and Lilim. Although ultimately successful in subduing Stryfe, it was not until Samaritha allowed Xi Zhou Lai to reveal to him that she was pregnant with his child that Jonas was able to retake control of his body. Unfortunately the Ninth Gate was already open, and after teleporting the members of OMEGA clear, Jonas seemingly sacrificed himself to protect the world.
While mourning the loss of their leader, OMEGA was attacked again by Michael, the Seraphim and an army of The Phage. Leading her comrades into battle Samaritha succeeded in holding back the majority of Michael's forces, however even the power of the newly ascended Melachim (Cassandra, Vul'Aris and Samaritha herself) was not enough to defeat the Angelus warrior. If it were not for the timely arrival of Aubryn, under the guise of Legion, that Michael was finally able to be defeated.
Dispite the success of OMEGA in holding back the advances of Michael and The Phage, Enoch and the OMEGA Alliance was left in shambles after the End of Times. Aubryn, unable to handle the mass of souls now within her, began to quickly fall apart under the strain. The Alliance began to crumble as faction began to turn on faction. The entire populace of the Earth itself began falling into anarchy with the remnants of The Phage reeking havoc on the populace. Once again taking control of Enoch and OMEGA, Samaritha continues to be determined to bring order back to the world- even if it means uniting the fractured world under her leadership by force.
Samaritha has always had a reputation for being rather promiscuous, although after her training with Ezra she was able to reign this in somewhat.