Name: Roman Spiro
Birthplace: Chicago, IL
Appearance: Like his father and grandfather before him, and his great grandfather before that, Roman is wire-thin and nearly anorexic. His dark black hair is cut short at all times. He has inherited his eyes from his father’s side of the family, making them small and incredibly dark. He doesn’t have the money to dress to impress, so he wears casual clothing, often solid-color t-shirts, and solid black pants. Roman is incredibly pale.
Roman has near no muscle mass to speak of, and therefore guards constantly surround him, men that tower over him and look far more intimidating then himself. The only time he enters a room alone while on business is when the person he is going to see is completely powerless, or at his beck and call.
Positive Traits: Roman is cunning, a master manipulator, and has an IQ around that of Stephen Hawking. He’s very technologically proficient, and is excellent at thinking several steps ahead of everyone else.
Negative Traits: Roman is physically weak, possibly weaker than Artemis was. Overconfidence is a major problem; he’s one of those villains that do monologues in front of their defeated enemy. Roman has a temper and can snap at any moment when offended, often to his own detriment.
Personality: Roman values fortune and fame, not due to vanity, but in an attempt to restore his family honor lost by his great-grandfather a century ago. He’s intensely determined to do so. Roman is ruthless and willing to do anything in order to achieve this goal. It warps his thoughts and gives him a sort of tunnel vision.
In his days working for the mafia, Roman discovered his sociopathic tendencies. (He, however, refuses to admit mental instability.) He loved to ruin the lives of others, and to make them break down. He also loved to have absolute power over another, to hold a trigger and decide whether someone lives or dies. This made the work that he did for the mafia (orchestrating ransoms, heists, and assassinations) his dream job, and the more he was in that lifestyle, the colder and more vicious he became. Of course, he hides this aspect of himself from the people around him, and puts on an actually rather charming and reserved façade, which has made him a great deal of powerful friends throughout his life.
Roman has a sarcastic, black sense of humor. He hates being made fun of himself, though, and will snap if someone does make fun of him. If someone were to insult his family line, which he is very insecure about, then God help them.
History: When Koboi’s paradox occurred, it resulted in mass prison breaks throughout the world due to severe damage to prisons. One prisoner that escaped was Jon Spiro, who went into hiding almost immediately. Now with not even a cent to his name, and with the Antonellis abandoning him, Jon lived a much more modest life, forcing away all memories of who he previously was, and making a family for himself. He had one child, who he constantly told about his experience with Artemis Fowl II, both terrifying and mystifying the boy. However, poverty was hard on Jon, so he resorted to alcohol, making him even poorer, and making him violent, almost as bad as he was before the paradox. Therefore, when the boy grew up and told the same story to his child, it was about crazy grandpa Jon, and as the years passed, Jon became more and more demonized to his future generations until every single problem the Spiro family had was blamed on Jon’s actions or his genes. The problem only became worse once the family figured out that Jon was a successful career criminal in his past life. Of course, not because his past life was wrong, but because he had so much and screwed it all up.
Thus, Roman grew up in the shadow of a monster, and his own father wasn’t the best either, being a lazy deadbeat who couldn’t hold on to a job. Roman hated his life, and ran away at 15, convincing himself that he would purge himself of the bad parts of his family tree, and restore the Spiro family to it’s former glory, before his great-grandfather became insane and obsessed with Artemis Fowl. (As he was always told) After 2 years on the street he ran into a member of the Antonellis, the same mafia that Jon had connections to. His high intellect made him an excellent asset to the mafia, and he was quickly given many jobs to do.
Roman first came into contact with the “Higher Elements,” the group trying to reveal the existence of the people, when out of curiosity, he researched Artemis Fowl II, the man who ruined his great-grandfather’s life. He found a story told by a member of the Higher Elements which stated that an important part of fairy history is the kidnapping of an elf by the name of “Holly Short” by a young Artemis. Intrigued, but thinking that it was all nonsense, Roman looked deeper into fairies, and eventually became convinced as to what the people of the Higher Elements were trying to say. He was certain that The People were real, and in hiding.
He met an elite member of the Higher Elements face to face, and gained his own membership. He then learned as much as possible about the People, memorizing every tiny little fact that the people of the Higher Elements had to tell him. He then came up with a brilliant idea, something that could restore the name of Spiro to it’s former glory. If Fowl could do it, why couldn't he?
Fears: Obscurity, loss of control or power.
Dreams: Immortalization in history would be nice.
Favorite Quote: “Vision without guts is fantasy.”
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