Anastasia is the first cartoon representation of the artist who created her.
She was created somewhere between 1997 and 1999, even so, her design and personality weren't fleshed out till 2003. This explains why the character has the appearance of a preteen instead of an 8 year old girl.
The character mainly starred in private, offline comics that were created for friends to read. Till this date Anastasia hasn't made a significant appearance on the internet, but has been recycled into different characters that did (see list of "reincarnations").
The character itself made her first online appearance at Lionking.fanart.org on January 13, 2005.
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Anastasia is cheerful and bouncy, but can just as easily be rude and cynical if the situation requires her to be. She does everything for the sake of comedy. Her humor exists out of uttering silly swear words and slapstick.
She has long blonde hair with three hair spikes on top, outlined circles as pupils, and wears a simple red sweater, blue pants, and brown shoes. Over time the hair spikes became increasingly bigger and described to be bangs, even though the character was created at a time the artist didn't have bangs and they were supposed to resemble her messy frontal roots.
While the character isn't tied to anything, she was the host of her own TV-show comic, called "The ananas Show".
List of Anastasia's reincarnations
Deirdre is a female meerkat from The Lion King universe. She was created between 2003 and 2004, and made her first online appearance at Lionking Fanart.org.
Her looks are based on Anastasia's, but she has a more playful and friendly personality.
Her first official appearance was in "The ananas Show"; where Anastasia transformed herself into a meerkat in order to fit a tiny dress Timon didn't want to wear.
Deirdre playing the role of Little Red Riding Hood from the fairy tale of the same name. She made her first appearance in 2008.
While her appearance differs, her personality is pretty much the same as Anastasia's.
Deirdre is a female Mew from the Pokémon universe. She made her first appearance in 2008. There's also a human version.
Her personality is identical to meerkat Deirdre's, but doesn't differ too much from a regular Mew concerning appearance.
Deirdre is a girl from the Ed, Edd n Eddy universe. She made her first appearance in 2009.
Her appearance is fully based on Anastasia's, but her personality a mix between the original and meerkat Deirdre's.
- As the artist used to have light blonde hair, Anastasia kept this hair colour, even after it turned darker over the years. It wasn't intentional, but a self-image error.
- Anastasia's appearance is mostly used for characters that bear the name "Deirdre", while later characters with the name "Anastasia" now have the current appearance of the artist (example).