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Peering into the Abyss (Erebo Interview)

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Introduction

Who are you? Sum yourself up in one sentence.
"Il Sogno ha bisogno del Buio" ("The Dream needs the Dark")

Do you have any nicknames, street names, titles, or nom de plume?
I go by Eli, with an English pronunciation... it's easier than "Eliseo".

What is your full birth name?
Eliseo Milioni... oh, you mean like second and third names? The ones your godparents give you at baptism? I guess it's Eliseo Marco Edoardo Milioni then.

Where do you live?
Currently? Freedom City, at the Claremont Academy dorms.

How old are you? What year were you born (if applicable)?
I am 17, born 1/8/2000.

Physical Traits


What is your gender? If not applicable, please explain.
Male.

How would you describe your heritage?
Northern Italian I guess.

How tall are you?
191cm or 6'3" for you American buddies.

What is your body type?
Tall... lanky... long limbed... I really don't wanna talk about it.

Do you have any particular weaknesses, such as allergies or physical disabilities?
I am slightly sensitive to strong light, and get burned easily by sunlight.

How do you carry yourself? Are you graceful, or heavy on your feet? Can you be stealthy, do you walk with confidence?
I am used to make as little sound as possible when moving, even in casual situations. I wouldn't consider myself graceful, but some have commented on it before, so I guess... a little?

Describe your skin, eye, and hair color.
Porcelain white for my skin, black as the abyss for my hair and eyes.

How do you wear your hair, if applicable? Do you have facial hair?
I usually leave my hair up to my shoulders, but considering growing it more. As for facial hair I am not even sure I can grow some anymore.

Do you consider yourself attractive? Do others?
Eh? I guess? I see a creepy doll when looking in a mirror, but some like the whole "uncanny valley" sort of thing, or at least that is what I tell myself not to get stuck thinking about it.

Do you have any scars, tattoos, piercings, or birthmarks?
None.

Do you resemble anyone famous?
I doubt my condition is shared by anyone famous.

Do you have a dominant hand?
Right one!

What kind of clothing do you wear?
Mostly black stuff, with white accessories. Nothing flashy or expansive... I have a thing for turtlenecks and shiny shoes.

Do you wear makeup?
That would just make me even more odd...

What is your vocal range? Is your voice distinctive in some way?
My voice? I guess it became lower pitched when I got my powers, it sort of clashes with the look.

Do you have any distinctive habits, nervous tics, or mannerisms? Where did they come from, and what causes them? Do other people notice and remark on these habits? Do they annoy you or other people?
The only thing that comes to my mind is my old habit of sticking my tongue out between my teeth when my mind wanders off or I concentrate. It's something that I do since childhood and for which my sis used to scold me.


History

Where do you come from?
I come from Turin, Italy... though not the one you know of.

Have you made any major moves, or do you live in your hometown?
Is crash landing on a different dimension and in another continent considered a major move?

Do you feel loyal to your country of citizenship? Do you consider yourself patriotic? How do you feel about the government of your country?
Nah, my government was all up in the Illuminati, and I can't speak for this world's Italy.

How do you feel about the place you come from?
It doesn't want me back, and I don't want it back.

Where is your home town? What was/is it like?
My home "town" was one of the biggest, richest cities of the country. The best thing I can say though, is that you could see, smell and touch history there.

Growing up, were most of the people you knew similar to you, or were you somehow a minority? How did that affect you?
I was a loner most of my life, never made any real friends, apart from my sister Grazia. It... it's something that really made me ache for... affection? Love?

Is there something you've always been really good at or really bad at? How has that affected your life?
I have always been pretty good at sports, but even that did not make popular... sometimes I wonder if it was really me who did not want contact in some part of my mind.

Were there any traumatic experiences in your early years (death of a family member, abandonment, orphaned at an early age)?
My mom died when I was eight, and my father basically went paranoid crazy... is that enough?

Briefly describe a defining moment in your childhood and how it influenced your life.
The death of my mom turned my loving father into a paranoid conspiracy theorist... and worst thing was, he was right.

What stupid things did you do when you were younger?
Eh... does stealing comics and rearranging my sister's room count?

Where did you go to school? How much school did you have, and did you enjoy it?


Do you have any mementos of your childhood? What are they, and why did you keep them? If you have none, why not?


When did you decide to become a hero? Why? Did anyone influence you one way or another in the decision?


Is the reason you give people for becoming a hero different than your real reason? If so, why?


Do you have any deep, dark secrets in the past that may come back to haunt you?


Do you represent yourself as being different from who you really are? Why?


If you do have these secrets, what do you fear would happen if the truth became known? How far would you go to protect those secrets?


Do you have any sort of criminal record? If so, is it public knowledge?


Family


What are your biological parents' names?


Were you raised by them? If not, please explain and describe who raised you.


What was their standing in the community? What did/do they do for a living?


Where are your parents now?


Did your family stay in one area or move around a lot?


How did you get along with their parents? How do you get along with them now (if applicable).


How do your parents view you now, or how would they?


Do you have any siblings? If so how many and what are their names? Describe your relationship with them.


What was your birth order in the family?


Where are your siblings now (if applicable)? Do they have families of their own? What do they do?


Do you stay in touch with them or have you become estranged?


Do you love or hate one member of the family in particular?


Is any member of the family special to you in any way (perhaps, as a confidant, mentor, or arch-rival)?


Are there any black (or white) sheep in the family (including you)? If so, please explain.


Do you have a notorious or celebrated ancestor? If so, please explain, including how it has affected your life.


Do you have a partner and children currently? If so, please describe them.


If you do not have a partner or children, do you want them someday? How firm are you in your opinion on this, and what might change your mind?


What type of person would be your ideal mate?



Relationships

Do you have any close friends? If so, please describe them, and how you came to be close to them.


Do you have a best friend? If so, how did they become your best friend? How close are you to your best friend?


If you were to go missing, who would worry about you?


Have you lost any loves? If so, how did it happen, and what did you do?


Do you have any bitter enemies? If so, please describe them and their history with you.


If you have enemies, how do you think they might attempt to work against you in the future?


What is the worst thing someone has done to you?


Where do your loyalties lie? In what order?


Who or what do you trust the most? Why?


Who or what do you despise? Why?


What qualities do you admire most in other people? Are these qualities you possess?


What qualities do you hate most in other people? Do you have any of those qualities?


Do you have a secret identity? If so, who knows it? Do you hide it from people who are close to you? Why?


Do you work well on teams and in groups? Are you a leader or a follower?


Are you on a super team? If so, how do you get along with your comrades? Do you trust them, or do you have secrets from them?

Are you a member of any church, fraternal organization, club, committee, political party, or other group? How much time do you spend on that?



Personality & Beliefs

Who are your heroes?


Did you ever become disillusioned with former heroes or idols? If so, why and what were the circumstances?


Do you like being a hero? If so, what is the most rewarding part? If not, what makes you keep doing it?


Is there anything that would make you give up hero work, or even switch sides?


What are your short term goals (what would you like to be doing within a year)?


What are your long term goals (what would you like to be doing twenty years from now)?


What is your greatest fear? Why? What do you do when something triggers this fear?


Is there anything you would give you life for?


How do you feel about money and material wealth? Do you desire it or disdain it? Are you miserly with what you have, or do you like to share? Is it a mark of success, or a means to an end?


How do you generally treat others?


Are you a trusting person? Has your trust ever been abused?



Are you introverted (shy and withdrawn) or extroverted (outgoing)? Do you have a lot of self-confidence?

How do you act around attractive, available members of your preferred sex?


What are your most annoying habits?


Do you feel contempt for any general category of people? Who are they, and why?



What is your favorite food? Do you prefer any particular type of food? Do you take the time to enjoy your food, or do you eat as fast as you can?


What is your favorite drink (alcoholic or otherwise)?



What is your favorite treat (dessert)?


Are there any specific foodstuffs that you find disgusting or refuse to eat?


What is your favorite color? Are there any colors you dislike?


What sort of music do you like? Is there any that you hate?


If you have a favorite scent, what is it?


Do you have a favorite animal?


What is your most treasured possession? Why?


Do you enjoy "roughing it", or do you prefer your creature comforts?


Is there a job or a task you would absolutely refuse to do?


Do you consider yourself a spiritual person? If so, how do your beliefs affect your life?How important is it to you?


Was your faith influenced or molded by anyone special?


If you belong to a religious organization, how often do you attend? Do you have a specific place of worship, or friends within the organization? How much do you agree with the beliefs of your organization?


Could you kill? Have you killed?


What circumstances led to you forming that conviction, or taking that action?


Are there circumstances under which you believe it is permissible to kill? What are they?


How would you react to watching someone kill another person? Would your reaction be different if the killer was a friend or an enemy of yours?


How would you react if something important was stolen from you?


How would you react to public humiliation?


How would you react if a good friend or relative were purposely or accidentally killed? Has it happened to you?


What do you consider to be the worst crime someone could commit and why?


If your life were to end in 24 hours, what five things would you do in those remaining hours?



Career & Training


Do you have any special training in your hero skills? If so, where and how did you get it?


Who taught you the most about your heroing abilities? What was your relationship with that person?


Do you have any particularly unusual skills? How did you acquire them?


Do you do something besides hero work for a living? Have you ever done anything else, or do you plan to?


What is your preferred combat style?


Have you ever received any awards or honours?


What skill areas would you like most to improve in? Is there anything you can't do that you wish desperately you could?


How do you act around people who are more skilled than you in areas you'd like to improve? Are you jealous, or do you try and learn?



Lifestyle & Hobbies

What is a normal day for you? How do you feel when something interrupts this routine?


Do you have any hobbies, or interests outside hero work? What are they, and where did you pick them up?


What do you do for fun?


Do you have a costume? What does it look like?


How do you normally dress when not in costume?


What do you wear to bed most nights?


Do you wear any special jewelry? What is it, and what does it look like?



Do you have a special place where you keep your valuables?


What's your preferred means of local travel? How about long distance?



Miscellaneous

Have you ever made a will, or tried to make arrangements for your death? What provisions did you make?


If your features were to be destroyed beyond recognition, is there any other way of identifying your body?


What would you like to be remembered for after your death?


Do you believe you pose a threat to the public? Why or why not?


What do you perceive as your greatest strength?


What do you perceive as your greatest weakness?


As a player, if you could, what advice would you give your character? Speak as if he/she were sitting right here in front of you. Use proper tone so they might heed your advice...

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