- "Don't make promises you can't keep"
- ―Ana Jarvis[src]
Ana Jarvis is the wife of Edwin Jarvis.
Before the war broke out, Ana Jarvis worked in a hotel tailor shop. One day, during her work, she sold a beautiful tie to Edwin Jarvis, who was in Budapest while serving under a General. She and Edwin eventually started a relationship. Because she was Jewish, things became difficult for her when the war broke out, as Hungary allied with Nazi Germany and adopted its anti-Semitic policies. Ana Jarvis would only have been able to leave the country if she received a letter of transit. The general refused to sign such a letter, but Edwin forged his name, allowing her to leave Hungary.
Ana Jarvis and her husband lived a very structured lifestyle after World War II. Edwin took care of the household, while she was not home.
When Edwin is introduced to Peggy Carter, he revealed to her that she can call him within certain times because, after eight o'clock, his time is dedicated to Ana, going to bed together at nine o'clock.
Carter called from the nightclub La Martinique to tell Edwin that the Nitramene was no longer a document but weaponized; Ana came home and distracted Edwin. Edwin wanted to have her dinner ready upon her arrival, so he was divided in responsibility.
Later that night, Ana walked into the home to hear Edwin talking to Carter on the phone again. Ana heard Edwin say that the Nitramene might cause a core overload. Upon hearing this, Ana accidentally dropped her books out of fear. She then announced that she was home.
Edwin got off the phone and went to the kitchen. He asked Ana how her life-drawing class was. She replied that it was excellent. Ana asked who the man was on the phone and Edwin replied saying that it was Howard Stark's new associate. She asked if he was going to help exonerate Stark, but Edwin said it was a woman. He then told her that he thinks this woman is different, it is someone that Stark actually respects. Edwin then changed the subject by turning on the radio. Ana called his bluff and Edwin told her Carter won't effect their lives. Ana simply told him not to make promises that he couldn't keep.
Threatened with Deportation
Edwin Jarvis was taken to the New York Bell Company Office to be interrogated by Jack Thompson after Thompson and Daniel Sousa came to Howard Stark's Mansion to get him. Ana Jarvis became a topic when Edwin remained calm during his interview. Thompson told Edwin that he would have her deported if Edwin did not give any pertinent information to how his car was at the Roxxon Refinery. Peggy Carter revealed that Roger Dooley had a stolen car report; this gave Edwin the flexibility he needed to be released.
Ana went with her husband Edwin Jarvis to Los Angeles when Howard Stark went there to work on a defense contract. Ana became Edwin's sparring partner as he desired to keep himself fit; she learned his strengths and weaknesses in combat and worked to improve his fighting skills. Ana was familiar with, and fond of, the Dunbar Hotel, a nightclub frequented mostly by African-Americans.
Peggy Carter's Stay
Peggy Carter came to stay with the Jarvises in Los Angeles when she was sent to investigate a murder. Upon seeing Carter, Ana greeted her with a hug, before Edwin could warn Carter that Ana tended to hug people, while Carter was not as effusive as his wife. Before Edwin left to attend to Bernard Stark, the flamingo that he had brought with him, Ana gave her husband a passionate kiss to greet him. Ana then told Carter that she was surprised by how feminine Carter looked, explaining that from the stories Edwin had told her about Carter, she expected her to look masculine. Carter said that she needed to change her clothes because she was going to the race track. Ana showed Carter an entire wardrobe of clothes appropriate for her work, and presented her with a garter that doubled as a gun holster, an invention which delighted Carter.
The next morning, Ana saw Peggy Carter pinned by Edwin as the two were sparring; she wanted to know if they were ready for breakfast. Edwin told Carter of how Ana was his sparring partner and improved his skills; Ana asked Carter if she was a victim of a special move that Edwin developed if his opponent got him on his back.
That evening, Carter told Ana that she was going to the Dunbar Hotel to meet with Jason Wilkes to learn information about Isodyne Energy. Ana questioned how many other agents would be attending this meeting; when Carter said that she would be alone, Ana deduced that it was a date and chose a wardrobe for Carter to actuate her femininity. Ana listened as Carter did a poor job denying the possibility that it was a date.
Later, Ana watched with amusement as Edwin tried to contain Bernard. She noticed that the special light which usually alerted Edwin that Howard Stark needed assistance was activated and quickly told her husband, letting him know that Carter was in danger.
When Carter arrived home, Ana brought her whiskey instead of the tea that Edwin requested that she bring, seeing as how Carter looked distracted and disheveled. Ana listened as Carter told her that she believed that Wilkes was dead; Carter could not understand why she was depressed when she hardly knew Wilkes. Ana told her of how she and Edwin knew that they loved one another even when they had hardly known one another and how Edwin helped her to get to America, so Carter could realize that she had feeling for Wilkes.
Days later, Ana watched as Edwin cleaned the wound that Peggy Carter sustained during her Infiltration into the Roxxon Warehouse; she noticed that the wound went entirely through Carter's body and caused her incredible pain. Carter described how everything she did was monumental due to the pain of her wound but she did not have the luxury of resting because of the many occurrences happening; Ana just listened.
With Edwin busy preparing for his mission to infiltrate the fundraising campaign of Calvin Chadwick to get a blood sample from Whitney Frost, Ana acted as the hands of Jason Wilkes to build the containment chamber he needed to maintain a tangible state. Wilkes confided in her that he was nervous about the mission because everything needed to be perfect to achieve success; when Wilkes revealed that there would be no reinforcements to help, Ana frowned.
Just then, Edwin entered and began bragging that he was the leader of the mission and that he was going to be in the midst of a dangerous situation; Ana got upset, dropped and damaged her work, and ran from the laboratory.
Edwin was successful in his mission, so, the next day, Ana continued helping Jason Wilkes with creating a containment chamber while Edwin worked on repairing a transponder so that Dottie Underwood could be located. Wilkes started to lose cohesion more frequently, to the concern of Ana; however, when Peggy Carter arrived to the laboratory, Carter seemed more concerned about Edwin's work progress than Ana's. Wilkes became highly upset and berated Carter for having more concern over a woman who would kill her than for him with his life in danger. Wilkes quickly apologized though, then asked Ana to continue assisting him.
Later, the containment chamber was completed and Wilkes gained a tangible state. Ana witnessed as Wilkes surprised Carter with a kiss that turned passionate. Wilkes then declared that he was hungry; Ana happily decided to make a feast for Wilkes, saying it would be regal.
As Edwin prepared to go to rescue Underwood from Whitney Frost, Ana gave him a long hug. He asked her if she wanted him to go, but she was that Edwin needed this assignment to have adventure in his life. He promised that he would return unharmed; Ana warned Edwin not to make unkempt promises.
During the dinner, Wilkes ate happily and ravenously, citing that Edwin was very lucky to have Ana. Ana then revealed that she wished that she did not know about the danger that Edwin and Carter endured. The two decided to drown their sorrows in expensive wine.
Desiring to open the windows to Howard Stark's Estate, Ana deactivated the alarm; concerned about how long Edwin Jarvis and Peggy Carter were taking to return, Ana called Daniel Sousa, who promised to keep her company.
Unknown to her, Whitney Frost entered the building to kidnap Jason Wilkes. Ana saw Joseph Manfredi carrying her unconscious friend to his car with Frost running alongside; Ana halted their exit, but Manfredi drew a gun. Frost took the gun, saying that it was not necessary and attempted to explain to Ana that Wilkes needed Frost to gain answers, but, when she saw Carter's car arriving, Frost shot Ana in the abdomen to act as a distraction while she escaped with Wilkes.
Eventually, Ana awakened from her coma, but kept her eyes closed and listened as Edwin gave promises of what he would do if she awakened. She heard him say that he will keep her safe until his dying day, but she reminded him to not make promises he can't keep. Edwin, crying tears of joy, kissed her than ran to get the doctor. Ana watched as Edwin had a long talk outside, he then came in with a smile on his face. She knew something was wrong and asked, but Edwin just told her they needed to get a lot of medicine. Ana woke up to find Rose Roberts at her bed side. Roberts explained that Edwin Jarvis was away for a while, but she was there to have fun with Ana. She set up hangman to play.
Later, Jarvis came back and Ana asked about Peggy Carter and Jason Wilkes. Jarvis dodged the questions and said they needed to holiday. Ana then called him out saying he is keeping something from her. Jarvis then explained Wilkes' situation, that he is infused with more Zero Matter and he is still with Whitney Frost. Ana then said that she knew he was keeping another thing from him. Jarvis then sat her down and told her that the doctor told him that she cannot have children due to the gunshot.
After Frost was stopped, Ana returned home to find Carter about to leave. She asked why she would leave without saying goodbye, but Carter confessed that she felt guilty over the accident. Ana assured her that it wasn't her fault.
- Martial Artist: Ana is trained in martial arts. She acted as the sparring partner of her husband, who mentioned she knew all his strengths and weaknesses.
|Appearances for Ana Jarvis|
In chronological order:
- In the comics, Gloria Garsen was Edwin Jarvis' girlfriend, whom he met when Jarvis saved her.
- The favorite dessert of Ana Jarvis is apple tortes.
- Agent Carter: 1.03: Time and Tide
- Agent Carter: 1.01: Now is Not the End
- Agent Carter: 2.08: The Edge of Mystery
- Agent Carter: 2.01: The Lady in the Lake
- Agent Carter: 2.02: A View in the Dark
- Agent Carter: 2.06: Life of the Party
- Agent Carter: 2.07: Monsters
- Agent Carter: 2.09: A Little Song and Dance
- Agent Carter: 2.10: Hollywood Ending