The uncle of Assassin Charlotte de la Cruz fell critically ill during her childhood. Because his disease was deemed to be a pre-existing condition rather than a result of adverse working conditions, his health insurance was denied. This resulted in near bankruptcy for his family when they struggled to pay for his healthcare.
Her uncle's treatment planted a deep mistrust of corporate power in Charlotte. While working for Malta Banking Corporation, memories of her uncle led her to illegally transfer ten thousand dollars from real-estate developers to the account of an elderly client, Ms. Morehead, so that Morehead could care for her ailing daughter.