Much of Ami's background story before her involvement with the darkweb site Marco Polo is unknown. When she was six years old, she and a group of other young children were kidnapped by child pornographers to serve as photography models and, eventually, "merchandise" for pedophiles. However, even at this tender age Ami demonstrated an unusually well-developed aptitude for computer use and programming. In order to pass the time in imprisonment, she used a discarded computer to create her own computer game. When the gangsters noticed this, they kept Ami and used their programming skills for their own profit. One of her major works in that time was the establishment of Marco Polo's transaction and payment system.