The Target is one of the Six Sinister Siblings of Oric the Awesome. All of the other siblings have been ordered to attack Target by Oric. The reasons for this are unknown, but are commonly thought to be so that Oric, or possibly the Last Seraphim could harvest Soul Charge from her, in order to power the Underworld. The current Target is Ciro. The Target's Soul Star is the Astral Influx.
Note: Grammatically, all Siblings refer to the Target not as "THE TARGET", but instead, "TARGET"; replacing our name entirely.