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 RE: The Grand OC SII: The Re-OCening: Week 5: GREATER ARCANA
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Name: Ricardo Castillo Mendez
Gender: Male
Race: Human
Text Color: #78ABCD

Biography: Even at a young age, Ricardo's talent on the stage was obvious. But it wasn't until a high-school performance of The Butterfly's Trainer that he found a role he could truly connect with - Aaron, the spiteful former lover of one of the lead actresses.
Ricardo was not one for romance himself, but he managed to capture the core vulnerability behind Aaron's desperate schemes to win back Janelle's heart. Aaron felt real, and human, and somehow was a more terrifying antagonist for it.
Even Ricardo was surprised by how well it had gone. He felt as though he had captured the character perfectly in every detail, and it left him wanting to try similar roles.
So, as he grew up, he sought out plays with a former lover of a main character, and each time he was deemed perfect for the part. His ability to get into the character, to understand everything about them, was simply incredible.
His reputation grew with every performance, and his name alone began to draw audiences.
That suddenly stopped one day when, in the middle of a performance as the sinister Count DuBarr, he simply vanished.

Weapons and Abilities: Ricardo isn't fully aware of it, but when he takes on the persona of a particular type of character, he enters a trancelike state.
For all intents and purposes, he is the character he's playing as, totally unaware of any world beyond the stage. Were he pulled out of the performance for some reason, such as being entered in an interdimensional battle to the death, he wouldn't notice at all and would do precisely what the character would do in the same situation.
He can be knocked out of the trance if he suffers a strong shock, or if he thinks the scene is ending.
At the time of his abduction, he was holding a rapier to duel with the leading man. How well he uses it depends on the role he's in. If he's out of the trance, he can use it more or less competently.
Ricardo is also quite good in other roles, which might be helpful if he needs to impersonate someone.

Description: Ricardo is a handsome young Hispanic man, which certainly helps his stage presence. He's a bit shy and doesn't connect easily with people one-on-one; on the whole he's much more comfortable on the stage.
However, his current persona, Count DuBarr, is a cold and calculating man whose primary goal is seeking revenge on the man who spurned him by destroying his new lover. The Count is more than willing to make and break alliances to get what he wants, but who can say how long this role will last?
11-25-2015, 04:49 AM
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RE: The Grand OC SII: The Re-OCening: Week 5: GREATER ARCANA - by Dragon Fogel - 11-25-2015, 04:49 AM