Vanessa is an Animalian politician and former soldier serving under the Animalian Patriotic Front
She is an anthropomorphic Alaskan Husky who like Natalie wears more adventurous clothing which consists of a violet vest, brown shorts and a brown belt which includes a gun holster and a pair of cuffs but she goes barefoot like many other female members of the organization. In her government time she wears much more "civilized" as she wears a white blouse, a black knee length skirt, standard colored tights and a cream jacket.
As a soldier Vanessa is a highly skilled leader and fighter who is not only skilled in weaponry but also skilled in hand to hand combat. She is shown to be an expert in judo, karate, gymnastics and martial arts. Like Natalie Vanessa also has a slight tomboyish streak as she wears dog tags during her guerrilla days but after she becomes involved with the government she wears a pearl necklace. Also like Natalie Vanessa has a very adventurous streak in her personality during her guerrilla days but her personality settles down when she is involved with the government.