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I shamelessly stole these questions from another user.

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Body and Appearance

1. Describe the character's height and build. Is he heavyset, thin, short, rangy?
Roughly 5'7, very willowy build. Overall kind of skinny-fat (the pasta has to go somewhere, so he's got a bit of a gut and also a very soft behind). Long limbs.

2. How old is he?
Physically about 19-20, chronologically ...super duper old. Like, 2,000+.

3. Describe his posture. Does he carry himself well or does he slouch?
He only has good posture when he's trying to impress someone, otherwise he slouches a bunch. When he really tries he can carry himself very upright, but it's uncommon.

4. How is his health? Is he fit or out of shape? Any illnesses or conditions? Any physical disabilities?
If pushed, he can do a lot, but he's just very very lazy. He's in good swimming shape since it's one of two types of exercise he'll actually do in his free time (the other is running, occasionally). Needs more PT. If the economy is super bad or he's just under the weather he can get shortness of breath, most likely from the acqua alta (it doesn't affect him much otherwise, he's more than just Venice now).

5. How does he move? Is he clumsy, graceful, tense, fluid?
Usually he's fluid, but if he's overexcited or upset he gets a lot more clumsy and expansive with his movements. And he's always moving. Always. Bouncing a knee or waving his hands or chewing on the inside of his mouth or something.

6. How attractive is this character physically? How does he perceive himself in the mirror?
Honestly? He thinks he's the cutest thing since sliced bread. Occasionally worries he's not muscular enough, but when he wants to be he can be decently charming.

7. Describe his complexion. Dark, light, clear, scarred?
Tan complexion, very sunny and cheerful. Mostly clear skin, he doesn't have visible scarring when he's clothed and the rest are pretty old and faded.

8. Describe his hair: color, texture, style.
Chestnut brown, very soft and curly, well taken care of. Nice and glossy.

9. What color are his eyes?
Also brown.

10. Does the character have any other noteworthy features?
By far his most conventionally attractive physical feature is his legs. All that retreating has given him some quite shapely calves.

11. What are his chief tension centers?
He's not a very tense person. Most likely his neck, because he sleeps oddly a lot.

12. What is the character's wardrobe like? Casual, dressy, utilitarian? Bright colors, pastels, neutrals? Is it varied, or does he have six of the same suit?
Casually, he dresses like a college student. He likes having clothes that fit, though, and he quite cheerily crossdresses if the mood strikes him. On official business he can pull off a suit very well. Lots of bright colors, lots of soft fabric for casual wear.

13. Do his clothes fit well? Does he seem comfortable in them?
He hates wearing things that don't fit right, besides sleepwear and sweaters/hoodies, which he prefers on the larger side. If it fits, he's comfortable and it shows.

14. Does he dress the same on the job as he does in his free time? If not, what are the differences?
In his spare time he doesn't wear suits; he also doesn't crossdress on the job since the government people are not likely to take it well.

15. You knew it was coming: Boxers, briefs or commando?
Boxers. Nice soft ones. Briefs feel a bit constricting sometimes and commando makes him worry he'll get something stuck in the zipper. 


1. What does this character's voice sound like? High-pitched, deep, hoarse?
He's a high tenor/low alto, and can manage a countertenor. Nice rounded voice, very chirpy.

2. How does he normally speak? Loud, soft, fast, evenly? Does he talk easily, or does he hesitate?
He's got a pretty loud voice, and he can talk so fast almost nobody can understand him if he gets going.

3. Does the character have a distinct accent or dialect? Any individual quirks of pronunciation? Any, like, you know, verbal tics?
He's got a Venetian accent when he speaks Italian, and an Italian accent in everything else, and it's not a surprise. The "ve" is a sort of verbal static in high-stress or high-speed situations, and he's kind of a sing-songy talker.

4. What language/s does he speak, and with how much fluency?
Fluent in most Italian dialects, near fluent in French and Spanish, pretty good German and English, and really really basic beginner-level Greek. He can fake Church Latin extremely well but can't go off-script. He also knows how to introduce himself in a lot of languages but not much beyond that.
He used to know a lot more, though.

5. Does he switch languages or dialects in certain situations?
All the time. With humans, he tries to accommodate them, but if he gets emotional he's liable to lapse into Italian, and if it's serious he can go all the way back into Venetian. With nations it's English or nation-ese.

6. Is he a good impromptu speaker, or does he have to think about his words?
He'll talk about anything, but whether he makes a coherent point is up for debate.

7. Is he eloquent or inarticulate? Under what circumstances might this change?
He rambles and goes on tangents and gets distracted and in general he'll only reach eloquence if he writes a speech and edits it and memorizes it which happens...rarely, to say the least.

Mental and Emotional

1. How intelligent is this character? Is he book-smart or street-smart?
He's picked up a lot, and he's emotionally intelligent, but is also very spacey and distractable.

2. Does he think on his feet, or does he need time to deliberate?
He's a good on-the-fly thinker but likes to be able to sleep on his decisions.

3. Describe the character's thought process. Is he more logical, or more intuitive? Idealistic or practical?
Highly idealistic, fairly intuitive.

4. What kind of education has the character had?
A lot of hands-on experience, especially in financial areas; schooling when Austria had him; he's probably gone to college since he's had all this time and he's fundamentally curious.

5. What are his areas of expertise? What, if anything, is he interested in learning more about?
Fine art, culinary art, finance. He'd like to know more about non-European art, and a lot of the more concrete sciences like botany hold some interest for him. Also, seafaring.

6. Is he an introvert or an extrovert?
Very extroverted.

7. Describe the character's temperament. Is he even-tempered or does he have mood swings? Cheerful or melancholy? Laid-back or driven?
Laid-back, easygoing, highly emotive, almost a Pollyanna.

8. How does he respond to new people or situations? Is he suspicious, relaxed, timid, enthusiastic?
He's a little tentative if he's completely unacquainted with them, but he warms up fast and stays warmed up. Makes friends easily.

9. Is he more likely to act, or to react?

10. Which is his default: fight or flight?
hahahhHAHAHAHAH flight.

11. Describe the character's sense of humor. Does he appreciate jokes? Puns? Gallows humor? Bathroom humor? Pranks?
Jokes, gentle poking fun, absurdism are the main ones.

12. Does the character have any diagnosable mental disorders? If yes, how does he deal with them?
Not more than what living for 2,000 years can do to you.

13. What moments in this character's life have defined him as a person?
Rome's death, most major conflicts, first meetings with the rest of Europe. His transfer to Austrian rule by the Treaty of Campo Formio was a biggie.

14. What does he fear?
Rejection, loneliness, abandonment.

15. What are his hopes or aspirations?
Make friends with everyone and eat their food.

16. What is something he doesn't want anyone to find out about him?
He's not a particularly secretive person...


1. Describe this character's relationship with his parents.
He was very close with Grandpa Rome, and if the Vatican is his father they have a much more fraught and argumentative relationship than they'd like.

2. Does the character have any siblings? What is/was their relationship like?
The relationship with Romano is one of those we-dig-at-each-other-constantly-but-I'm-the-only-one-allowed sort. He can call Romano a dick. Nobody else. They're very close as nations go. The other Italian city states are sometimes distant with him, since he's the youngest not counting Seborga and they don't quite think it's fair that he gets to represent the nation, but everyone shows up for family dinner so there's still hope.

3. Are there other blood relatives to whom he is close? Are there ones he can't stand?
If Greece and France count, then he's close, but he's still upset with France over the whole art theft thing.

4. Are there other, unrelated people whom he considers part of his family? What are his relationships with them?
Spain is his honorary big brother, Belgium is his honorary big sister. He gets on well with them.

5. Who is/was the character's best friend? How did they meet?
This is covered in canon- he met Germany after an unspecified battle in WWI while trying to hide in an empty tomato crate.

6. Does he have other close friends?
Japan, Poland, Hungary, Greece.

7. Does he make friends easily, or does he have trouble getting along with people?
He's good at making friends but he also can get on the nerves if you suddenly spend a lot of time with him.

8. Which does he consider more important: family or friends?

9. Is the character single, married, divorced, widowed? Has he been married more than once?
He was proposed to once, but never married.

10. Is he currently in a romantic relationship with someone other than a spouse?

11. Who was his first crush? Who is his latest?
Holy Rome was his first crush, current is up for guesses.

12. What does he look for in a romantic partner?
Willingness to put up with him, caring attitude, protective without being smothering, close emotional bonds.

13. Does the character have children? Grandchildren? If yes, how does he relate to them? If no, does he want any?
Sometimes he'd like a child out of curiosity but he doesn't have any and, to be honest, he wouldn't know what to do with one between 6 and 10. 

14. Does he have any rivals or enemies?
Not particularly. Friendly joke rivalry with Romano.

15. What is the character's sexual orientation? Where does he fall on the Kinsey scale?
Is it human and will it reciprocate his advances willingly?

16. How does he feel about sex? How important is it to him?
Sex is pleasurable and a wonderful bonding activity, but he'd really like emotional connections as well.

17. What are his turn-ons? Turn-offs? Weird bedroom habits?
Turn-ons: decorative/aesthetic bondage (fancy ropework/ribbons), hair pulling, being handled roughly, being in charge, some types of foodplay, crossdressing/lingerie.
Turn-offs: heavy humiliation, bodily fluids/wastes, insertion of food into non-oral cavities, heavy painplay especially if it draws blood, daddy-kink
Weird habits: he sort of licks his partners a lot? Like, during intercourse he'll just sometimes lick them. Just because.


1. Do you know your character's astrological (zodiac of choice) sign? How well does he fit type?
He's a Pisces, which I would say fits him decently.

2. Is this character religious, spiritual, both, or neither? How important are these elements in his life?
He tries to be a good Catholic as much as he can, since it's been a big part of his life for centuries.

3. Does this character have a personal code of morals or ethics? If so, how did that begin? What would it take to compromise it?
Formerly "be nice until you don't have to be", now a mix of "respect the opinions that respect my existence" and general be-nice-to-others. He's not a morally complicated person, which doesn't always work in his favor.

4. How does he regard beliefs that differ from his? Is he tolerant, intolerant, curious, indifferent?
He's very curious about them, even if he doesn't agree, as long as the beliefs are okay towards him.

5. What prejudices does he hold? Are they irrational or does he have a good reason for them?
He's tried to get rid of them, especially after the fascist period.

Daily Life

1. What is the character's financial situation? Is he rich, poor, comfortable, in debt?
The government pays his rent and utilities, he gets a decent paycheck, and he's got a lot accumulated over the years in cash and objects.

2. What is his social status? Has this changed over time, and if so, how has the change affected him?
He used to be a sort of semi-figurehead thing, now he's a Big Government Person.

3. Where does he live? House, apartment, trailer? Is his home his castle or just a place to crash? What condition is it in? Does he share it with others?
He lives in this old house in Venice that's sizeable and in okay condition but pretty dang cluttered.

4. Besides the basic necessities, what does he spend his money on?
Clothing, art supplies.

5. What does he do for a living? Is he good at it? Does he enjoy it, or would he rather be doing something else?
He has to do boring paperwork but he's excellent at the people aspects and loves social events.

6. What are his interests or hobbies? How does he spend his free time?
He loves 2-d art and glassblowing to death and spends a lot of his time on that, as well as naps, randomized cooking, reading whatever he picks up, and finding cats to pet.

7. What are his eating habits? Does he skip meals, eat out, drink alcohol, avoid certain foods?
He never ever ever skips meals if he can help it at all; not eating makes him cranky and miserable. He'll eat just about any food placed in front of him provided it's well prepared. He avoids most non-wine alcohols, though, since he can't hold them.


Which of the following do you associate with the character, or which is his favorite:
1. Color? Light aqua or teal
2. Smell? Cologne and buttered bread.
3. Time of day? Midafternoon.
4. Season? Late spring/summer.
5. Book? Collection of Renaissance/Petrarchian poems.
6. Music? Something peppy, or a nice old madrigal.
7. Place? Nice open meadow with lots of sunlight and flowers.
8. Substance? Olive oil.
9. Plant? Daisies, peonies.
10. Animal? Cats.


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