Ok, so you know how Tinker doesn't like b0mbs and w@r m@chines?
Well, I think I figure it out
(Long stretch, remember your imagination)
Tinker is Half elf and half human!!!
Let me break it down. So a elf was on a mission or got banished, right? They came across a human (boy/girl/preferred).
What time period? I don't even know
So, then they fell in love. And a few smooches later Tinker! She has all the elf traits from one of the parents.
You must be thinking, "yeah that could work with anyone tho."
But here is when it all ties together. So the elf parent leaves (for some reason) and the other parent is left with the child. A few years later, Tinker can remember memories. War breaks out, Tinker sees her human parent d/e. Tinker is left at their home and the elf parent comes back. Then, he/she/them takes tinker to the Elvin world. Tell the Black swan about her and they raise her. Then (dum move) the Elvin parent tells the council and k/lls Her/him/them.
Causing traumatic memories, wanting to hid her identity, and staying alone away from public.
Thanks for reading!