Nero
Nero's Vitals
Name: Nero Scarcella
Race: Human
Shortdesc: 5'10" and Italian
Position: HF member
Fame: Flipping out from visions
Temperament: Nice? Naughty? Nuts?
Themesong: Animal I have Become
Francesco Cura as Nero Scarcella
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Theme Song

Animal I have become – Three Day’s Grace

I can't escape this hell
So many times I've tried
But I'm still caged inside
Somebody get me through this nightmare
I can't control myself

So what if you can see the darkest side of me
No one will ever change this animal I have become
Help me believe it's not the real me
Somebody help me tame this animal!
This animal, this animal

I can't escape myself
So many times I've lied
But there's still rage inside
Somebody get me through this nightmare
I can't control myself

So what if you can see the darkest side of me
No one will ever change this animal I have become
Help me believe it's not the real me
Somebody help me tame this animal I have become

Help me believe it's not the real me
Somebody help me tame this animal

Somebody help me through this nightmare
I can't control myself
Somebody wake me from this nightmare
I can't escape this hell

This animal, this animal
This animal, this animal
This animal, this animal
This animal

So what if you can see the darkest side of me
No one will ever change this animal I have become
Help me believe it's not the real me
Somebody help me tame this animal I have become

Help me believe it's not the real me
Somebody help me tame this animal!
This animal I have become


Info

WARNING: This information should be considered OOC Knowledge unless one has the IC means to access it.

An average Italian young man, in his early 20's. Has been in trouble with the law here and there. Those that know him claim that occasionally he has spells which can last from seconds to hours where he just zones out.


Personality

Nero is a complicated young man. In all honesty, he’s a missing a few colors from the crayola box. He’s been having his clairvoyant visions for years, and since he has pushed away from those that would help him, they are getting to him bad. The lines are tough for him to see anymore, and he often can’t tell reality from the images. When people see the man beneath, they see either a suave Italian lover, a religious zealot, or… well… who knows what. It almost seems like the young man has a multiple personality disorder…


History

Nero Scarcella was born in Chicago's little Italy district, son of a small time criminal and his homemaker wife. Growing up, Nero had the traditional Italian family advantages, lots of brothers, sisters, aunt and uncles, all close (seems most of his family lived within several buildings nearby) by and in everyone's business. Privacy wasn't known to the young man, but good eating was. At his youngest ages he was fit and active. As he aged though that changed, as the young man started becoming a shell of himself.

Nero was a student at the local public school, when he first started having his visions. When he first began speaking of them, his dear grandma convinced him they were daydreams, and for years he believed her. It wasn't until he became a teenager and they became more active, and occasionally including those that he knew that he felt otherwise. The visions came with more and more regularity, haunting the young man day and night. He was unable to do sports in the schools as he grew, because he couldn't plan on them, and after 'zoning' out in the middle of practices, invariably he was cut.

With his family connections, women were never a problem for him to find, for the Scarcella's as a whole were a good and wholesome family. The relationships never lasted though, the visions showing him things he didn't want to know, causing him to snap frequently at his temporary lovers. When one of them suggested that he saw the school's preternatural counselor Nero agreed and began seeing the fae that had been employed at the time. With the help of the counselor's peers they recognized his ability for what it was, but unfortunately informed the young man that there was no way to control it. In a rage he stormed from the offices and left the school, intent on never returning.

For weeks the young man lived on the streets, using the skills that his father had unknowingly taught him to survive, bringing stolen goods to the local pawn shops and fences to pass on enough to get himself a cheap apartment. The visions continued though, and nothing he could do would sate them.

He remained separate from his family for a while, until one day a vision came to him with frightening clarity. His father being killed, his throat ripped from his body as another drank from the blood there. Hoping, praying that this was a horrific daydream, the young man rushed back to the apartments where his family lived, only to find out that this had happened weeks ago, while his father had been breaking into a vampire's house.

Reunited with his family during their dark time, Nero wandered often, the 17 year old Italian blaming the vampire and through him all preters for his father's death. His anger brought his attention to the Human's first movement, and for the last few years he has spent his time among them, working rallies and passing fliers, spewing hatred to all that will listen. With his time involved, Nero is slowly climbing the ranks within Chicago's Human's First movement, and is recognized by many of the lower level members. As his visions grant him other views, he turns them over to his leaders, who are using him as a guide in some of thier strikes.

Nero still holds the faith he grew with what could best be described as the Mobster's Roman Catholic Family. He now believes that his visions are a gift from god, as they have helped him discover more of the preters to direct his Human First brethren.


Contacts

  • If you are an Italian in little Italy, you are likely family, if not in the genetic sense, in the small community sense.

Recent Unfoldings

  • The Interview Nero is interviewed by the police and flips out when one of the detectives turns out to be a vampire.
  • Recovered After a talk with his priest and a companion, Nero leaves the hospital early
  • Not Coming Home A second Human First mob attack, this one near the HW Library

RP Hooks

Roman Catholic, Italian, he’s all about family.


Hangouts


Trivia

  • Like many extremists, he feels that his HF activities are the right path. Unlike many though, he feels guilty, and frequently finds his way to the catherdral after.

Gallery

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