|Relationships|| Amanda Rosewater, sister|
Joshua Nolan, previous romantic interest
Stahma Tarr, lover
|Health|| Dead (revealed at season 2 episode 9)
Poisoned by Stahma on Datak orders, and buried by Stahma Tarr
"Slouching Towards Bethlehem"
|Actor|| Mia Kirshner|
Ava Preston (young)
Kenya Rosewater is the beautiful spitfire who runs the NeedWant, the town’s bar and brothel. Self-assured and dauntless, she has an unwavering devotion to the town that has inexorably woven her into many of its complicated affairs.
Raised by her more responsible sibling, Kenya rebelled by making trouble and embracing her sexuality. When Kenya arrived in Defiance, she took up residence at the NeedWant, eventually becoming its proprietor. She has a keen insight into the needs of others, but a blind spot when it comes to her own emotions.
She was poisoned by Stahma Tarr, on Datak's orders, and buried by her. An Indogene impostor of her reappeared on Defiance a few months later, implanted with Amanda's recollections about her.