|“||No fire burns more brightly than the flame of truth. One way, or the other… you will burn.||”|
Most Catholic Cainites also tend to relate her to Joan of Arc. The analogy is apt, as María models herself after the martyr. While she had, at one time, dressed in knightly armor, modern nights finds María in clothing flattering yet modest, often opting for clothing of either practical nature (she still maintains a set of medieval battle armor) or, for when she absolutely has to present herself in formal attire, robes of either red (as necessary for her role as an Inquisitor) or blue/black (for her personal attire).
In 1970, she was the sole survivor of a great battle against a corrupted Black Hand cell in El Paso, Texas. The episode became famous as the El Paso Massacre, an epic confrontation in which former Grand Inquisitor Julian met his Final Death fighting his own mentor. Three years later, she took the Julian's vacant position.
While in office, she sent two Knight Inquisitors, Krieg and Elisa Karini, to investigate the demonic dealing among the Cainites of Montréal. After their disappearances, she sent Mercy and Kervos to shake things up in the city in 1997.