Smiles was a young, female Marine in Fiddler's 4th Squad, 9th Company, 8th Legion of the Malaz 14th Army. The name 'Smiles' itself was a pseudonym given to her by Master Sergeant Braven Tooth due to her disinclination to smile.[1] Fiddler thought the remorseless chill of her eyes reminded him of Sorry, and he wondered whether there was murder in her past.[2] She had petite features.[3]

She preferred attacking from stealth and was rather skilled with the two thin-bladed knives she kept on her belt.[4]

Smiles frequently came into conflict with her fellow squad member, Koryk.

In House of ChainsEdit

Smiles journeyed to Aren as part of Adjunct Tavore Paran's army to retake Seven Cities after the Whirlwind rebellion.[1] Fiddler designated Smiles and Bottle as the squad's scouts during the evening hours.[3]

In The BonehuntersEdit

Smiles was one of the group of soldiers who survived the Last Siege of Y'Ghatan by tunneling their way out from under the city after it was burned by Leoman of the Flails.[5]

In Reaper's GaleEdit

Smiles by Dejan Delic

Smiles by Dejan Delic

Later on during the Letheras invasion Smiles showed admiration and sexual interest towards Koryk due to his battle abilities.

In Dust of DreamsEdit

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In The Crippled GodEdit

Shortnose thought of her as a 'pretty little woman'.[6] Smiles began distancing herself from Koryk.[7]


Smiles was born on an estate near a small village by the seashore in Itko Kan. When the sea stopped providing a catch for the local fisherfolk, the hungry villagers resorted to old blood rituals. Smiles' twin sister was chosen by the elders to be sacrificed to the Elder God, Mael, because of the power inherent in a Mirror Birth. Her sister was drugged insensate with Durhang and left at the water's edge, bound and weighted down for the incoming tide and hungry crabs. Cursing the priests and villagers, Smiles fled to the great city to the north.[8][3][9]


Smiles: "...We’re going to kill her, you know."
Bottle: "Really. Well, I won’t shed any tears. Who is this “we” anyway?"
Smiles: "Me and Cuttle. He’ll distract her, I’ll stick a knife in her back. Tonight."
Bottle: "Fist Keneb will have you strung up, you know."
Smiles: "We’ll make it look like an accident."
―Smiles and Bottle talking about their new captain, Faradan Sort[src]

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