Etta Davis demonstrates that evil can hide in the most unassuming of places. The well-educated and urbane woman is a former nurse, well liked for her soothing beside manner and calm nature. It is unclear when she commenced her career of murder, but is most likely to have begun during her tenure at the Graverlyside Hospice in the 1980s. Under cover of the naturally high mortality rate of such locations, she perfected a range of skills including poisoning and directed sabotage.
Following the death of a former member of parliament while in her care, investigations were opened and are ongoing, but the death is likely to be ruled an accident. However, additional information provided as a part of the contract background indicates a very high likelihood that she in fact sabotaged the former Minister's wheelchair, leading to a precipitous plunge down a flight of stairs. Alarmingly, this information also indicates that her rate of predation has increased.
Her preferred techniques include poisonings, sabotaging fixtures, and in several cases the careful weakening of staircases. While she eschews firearms and physical combat, she is a deadly predator, who is extremely likely to kill again.
The current chaos in Marrakesh would provide extremely good cover for further predations, so her rapid elimination will no doubt save lives.
- Her dialogue mentions that she had a husband; it's implied that she killed him by making him fall down a flight of stairs.
- It is implied she has killed at least one person by dropping a stained glass window on them.
- She starts the mission in the headmaster's balcony, above the carpet shop. He is absent from the property, and it is heavily implied she has killed him. Two soldiers can be overheard commenting on how it is unusual for him to be tardy, and two civilians can be heard gossiping about how he was purportedly taking a woman home, a woman whose description matches Davis'.
- Davis is escorted around the map by a small entourage of Moroccan soldiers, who are seeking the headmaster. She says she was a penpal of the headmaster, and that she has no idea where he has gone. Stating that she fears something happened to him and that her life is in danger, she manipulates the troops into escorting her around the marketplace as she shops, ignoring their commanding officer's objections.
- Davis is either blind to or deliberately ignoring the commanding officer's obvious distaste for her. Despite praising him as a true gentleman and a paragon of virtue upon their first encounter, she insists on calling him colonel, despite his protestations that that is not his real rank. The "colonel" often insults her and denigrates his escorting responsibility under his breath. She briefly mentions getting a cup of tea with the colonel, hinting that she may wish to murder him next.
- Davis has a distaste for technology: she laments the advent of cordless phones and insults those who use email instead of letter-writing to be penpals. It is hinted that this is in part because she fears being monitored, with her being particularly frustrated by the common use of cellphones in Marrakesh.
- Even though Diana says to not accept a cup of tea from her at any point during the mission, the opportunity seemingly never arises.
- Davis is one of the oldest target within the Hitman series.