Ruth is the oldest of the Elements, even older than Argon. She believes that to get into the heart of the Matrix's workings she would have to to be an innocuous part of it.
She likes to be an integral part of her $information flow with the Bluepills. Unlike other Exiles, she able to easily strike up friendships with the Bluepills. She is seen as eccentric and not a threat at all by the other elements. She is the rival of Anti M, who also sells $information, and dislikes the haughty Thallia. The only known element to keep in touch with her was Yttri.