Hailing from Sevilla, Vega was born into an aristocratic family of legendary bullfighters. As the feisty only daughter, and youngest of her parents’s children, she grew up watching her brothers train to be matadors and too wanted to continue the noble family tradition. However, it was decided by her parents at an early age that Vega’s destiny was to marry one of the Spanish princes in an agreed marriage and live as a kept woman, through a deal done with the King. It was illegal for women to be bullfighters, under decree of the King; but being the headstrong girl she is, she began sneaking out to train in a masked disguise.
Her fiance followed her one night, thinking she was sneaking out to meet another lover… not knowing her other love was training to become a legendary bullfighter like her father and his before. He followed her to the empty bullring outside of town and watched as she met with a young, handsome matador - her teacher - and assuming him to be Vega’s romantic interest he immediately had him arrested for treason and Vega was chained up in the bull paddock under the royal bullring in the center of town while they figured out what to do with her. Every week, crowds of men would come by on the way to their seats in the stadium and throw rocks at her as she huddled in the darkness. Spending every moment of every day with the bulls bred for death, and hearing the cheers above her head whenever their blood was shed, sometimes feeling it drip onto her head from the grates above, lead her to feel a kinship to the bulls and desire to set herself, and them, free.
One night she seduced the King’s son into letting her out by pleading her love to him and promising to be a good wife. As she was released, she unlocked all the paddocks and the young prince was crushed in the stampede.
Now on the run from the royal family’s henchmen, she escaped to the Bull City to fight animals her own size. And she wears her mask still as protection in case one of the henchmen are lurking in the crowd…