Shakespearean stage actress/actor | Whatever the mafia wants of her (Con artist/Assassin/Tracker)Quote:
"I'll be whoever you want me to be."Weapon:
Carries a Beretta pocket pistol and a knife. May also carry a rapier if she deems it needed.Personality:
Charlotte has an unusual outlook on life. To her, reality and the stories you find in books and plays are synonymous. The world is the stage, and the people in it are the characters. She views herself as the playwright and actress of her own story, and tends to speak about people and events in relation to characters and plots and storywriting elements. She is rather bright and quick to pick up new concepts. Lying comes naturally to her, and she is pretty good at analyzing people. She does not work well under pressure, and if events are not progressing according to "the plot," she will tend to panic. Aside from this, there is no solid personality she holds, although as Charlotte she appears to be a warm, soft-spoken, and enthusiastic woman. Regardless of this exterior, she is emotionally distant from everyone, which manifests itself more and more the closer one gets to her.Biography:
Charlotte had been introduced to a life of crime from as far back as she can remember. Her father was a con artist, and as such he made his living off of swindling average folk of their money. Her father made no waste in using her apparent childlike innocence in his schemes, getting her to recount and act out lies in order to fool whatever victim into giving up their money. Whatever he wanted her to be, she'd be it. Girl or boy. Well or sick. Whatever the scheme called for. Without a mother, which she had never known, and due to their nomadic lifestyle, her father was the only person that held constant among the lies that made up their lives and the constantly changing environments. Despite his obvious exploitation of his daughter, he did teach her how to read and write and perform basic math, though he saw these as essential knowledge to perform their line of work. For Charlotte, this sparked a passion for literature and she would engulf herself in her books (often "borrowed") at almost every spare moment she had.
As time progressed, her father's acts of deceit became increasingly more complex, partly to garner greater rewards, but also due to the ennui. And as usual, Charlotte continued to play and perform whatever role asked of her. However, the line between conning and robbery and then murder began to blur over time, which reached a violent conclusion when her father was shot several times by pursuing officers. She was 19 at this time. However, before he could pass away, he came clean with the truth about her: he was never her real father; she was merely the result of a ransom gone bad, but did not bear the heart to dispose of her. Who her parents really were, he could not say; death grew impatient. Realizing that everything about her life was a lie, she fell into a deep identity crisis.
The feeling of resounding emptiness did not last long, as she soon found herself in a movie theater, watching the silent film Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. The story she was familiar with, but that film struck a pivotal point in her life. Life was like a movie - a story - and everyone is an actor. To her, it was no longer important who she is
, but what she portrays
Following in the footsteps of the starring actor of that film, she pursued theater, specifically Shakespearean. However, partial towards the male roles, she had to disguise herself as a male - a guise she could pull off decently well due to her experience. Nevertheless, she continued to continue her father's con work, this time as the playwright of her own schemes. About 5 years later, her pursuits have now led her to New York for both acting and criminal purposes, working in a small theater and having newly enlisted in the mafia, Merinovskaya Bratva. Hearing the work the gang performed struck a cord within her, and she hopes to find her "plot" within the group. Her acting identity (Alex Clarke) and criminal identity (Charlotte Weston) she keeps separate.Likes:
Too many questions
- Her gang crest is embroidered on her scarf.
- Stand at 5' 5"
- She has had a hand in murder before. The experience wasn't at all a positive one for her, but she was able to quickly rationalize it as part of the scheme, and therefore, beyond her responsibility. Nowadays, she won't shy away from killing; except the rationalization this time is that it is part of the "story."
- Has been formerly trained in the art of fencing. The principle reason is for the stage, namely the play Hamlet. However, what can be skillfully done in a play can also translate to real situations. Nevertheless, she is not particularly physically strong.
- Infatuated with John Barrymore
- Tends to interject her speech with quotes from Shakespeare and other novels
- Obsessed with playing in character to the T.
- Can put up a convincing disguise. Can assist in disguising others and training them to play certain "characters."
- Cannot swim
- Not a good shot. The gun she carries is mostly for self-defense. If she needs to kill someone, she'll resort to blades or poisons.
- Even though she has mostly dealt with her personal identity issues, she does occasionally experience bouts of depression, in which she cannot function properly. Her mental outlook on reality only provides a superficial cure.
- Gunshots make her nervous. If too many are going at once, she will freeze up.
- Is the great great grandmother of this bitch: [link]