DARIO E. TORRELLI
The Don, Don Torrelli, Papa Dario, Boss, Mr. Torrelli, Mr. T (he has no idea this is a joke made by Wade)Race:
Otherworlder - Human Sub-species:
Human - Mage Gender / Sexuality:
Male / HeterosexualAge:
The Torrelli family, with its family crest as the bull, was always well-known for the family trait of bearing a stubborn, bull-headedness and "take charge" attitude in getting things done and earning what they want through blood, sweat, and tears. If anything were handed to them, then they were the type of family that would be willing to work double time to make sure they deserved it. Unlike the other progressive families, their stubbornness also meant that they were highly resistant to changes and did not like to stray from tradition. Given his stubborn nature, Dario also isn't the type to see a doctor right away if he should get hurt, insisting on treating it himself, and he isn't the type to believe without seeing things for himself. He firmly held onto traditional beliefs about marriage in the traditional Catholic mindset and is against anything progressive like homosexuality. Regardless of his silent disdain towards progressive people outside of his personal life, Dario will consider opening himself up to new ideas if it should prove to not be risky and if it should benefit him in any way, such as the use of a cell phone and the research to help him find his way home.
Despite his intimidating nature and his aggression towards those that are disrespectful, particularly those who work under him not abiding by his strict desire for control, the stubbornly traditional Dario is actually respectful towards people he encounters with outside of work. He believes in creating connections, and helping those who come to his aid in exchange for their faith in seeking him out next time there should be trouble, or in exchange for their support in his businesses as he would mutually do for their businesses.
In regards to women, the stubbornly traditional Dario was one that was raised to respect women in a gentlemanly fashion, but he's also from that time period where women had their place as submissive housewives and the men had theirs as the head of the household that had to work to support his family. He would be quick to defend them against any man that would disrespect women with the only exception if the man and women were married - in that case, Dario would stay out of marital affairs.
Despite how busy he always is, Dario does love his family and tried to make time for his daughter by sitting with her and watching humorous TV shows together, He'd always try to make it up to her by offering her lots of fine presents though, in efforts to pacify her and reassure her of his intentions that he was doing all of this for the family. In the same manner, he is one that is willing to invest in someone that proves their worth and loyalty to him.History:
Although they came from an old Italian family, the Torrelli family was not among the top three mafia groups in the industrial city of Montselice. Not yet. After proving to be fierce competition as a force to be reckoned with, an agreement was struck between two families and from that point on, Dario Emiliano Torrelli proved to be an intimidating force with the smuggling of alcohol during the Prohibition period as Don Torrelli once his father passed on, earning his rightful place among the top three families that were a part of the Amata Famiglia, which was undisputedly the largest crime organization in the city and thus the constant target of not only other factions but also within themselves. All three families often found themselves competing for the role of capomandamento, for the person who attained the role would undoubtedly become the boss of the Amata Famiglia and would not only have rights to territory, but their family would be nearly invincible as well. Earning that title of capomandamento was everything that the ambitious Torrelli family was taught to obtain for themselves through blood, sweat, and tears - and Don Torrelli strived to do just that.
After three years of trying for a baby in hopes that they would have a son, the Torrelli family only managed to have the miracle child be a daughter instead. In the end, it seemed that Don Torrelli was fated not to have a son to assign as consigliere for him to one day take over the family business. His family life was fine for the most part, so long as his wife and daughter followed the most important family rule that his own father passed onto him: Act like your eyes never saw anything, keep your mouth shut, and you'll never get hurt. Unfortunately, Dario committed most of his time to the mafia business, as he was taught by the commandments of the mafia, and tried to reassure his daughter that the reason he couldn't socialize with her was not because he didn't want to. He wanted his daughter to know that everything he did, he did for the family - including providing her with expensive jewelry, the best food, the best clothing, and the best dance classes anyone could afford at the time.
Unfortunately, due to the hardworking Don Torrelli's stubborn and tenacious nature of not attending to his own health, he would have caught the diagnosis of Acute angle-closure glaucoma sooner rather than later when it was really starting to affect him. He was soon developing severe headaches, eye pain, blurred vision, along with a lot of nausea and vomiting. This was making him feel like he wasn't going to have much time in the business, so he sought to arrange for things to be taken care of - that title of capomandamento to make his family invincible to threats was looking more important to achieve for his family than anything.
Much like his own father did before him, when his daughter was of age to marry, Dario sought to arrange a union with the Savaglio family in efforts to maintain a joint protection with the Savaglios; given that he didn't have a son to name consigliere or pass on the business. It was his aim to have a son-in-law and hopefully a grandson to name as his consigliere and owner of his casino and jazz lounge businesses one day. Given that their oldest, Wesley, was just announced to be the recommended one to be the consigliere to the Savaglio family, it was to be a union between his daughter and the youngest boy of the Savaglio's, Andrea. Despite the happy occasion, the ambitious Don Torrelli was still ashamed that he couldn't become the capomandamento that he strived so hard to be on his own. Around the time that both announcements occurred, Andrea began to meet with him privately in his office, where he began to detail all of the Savaglio family's weaknesses, which struck Don Torrelli with the malicious idea that he could get rid of the Savaglios and the Asciones to still become capomandamento.
It was in that moment when Don Torrelli gave his men the order to murder his own Savaglio family, along with the hit man that the third family sent over as aid. The job was done and Don Torrelli suddenly felt that much closer to his title of capomandamento; although Don Torrelli never knew that it left Wesley to be the only survivor. His daughter, who was normally so quiet and obedient, suddenly spoke out for the first time upon hearing the news and demanded that the ones responsible be taken out. They were not going to the Savaglio funeral, but they sent someone to pay their respects to the grave in their stead. The news of Wesley's body not being among the graves was truly troubling news, and talk about the next steps regarding that was going to take place in the next family gathering. Surpringly, his daughter Emilia suddenly interrupted their meeting by bursting the doors opened with the insistence that she had something to tell him in the midst of an explosion suddenly firing off. The last thing Dario recalled was that there was a gun fight between Wesley and Andrea before he passed away from the shrapnel that hit him during the explosions, with one of the pieces piercing his other eye.
Upon arriving in the Hoptus Forest through the portal 5 years ago, Don Torrelli found himself practically blind, but quickly realizing that this new world activated a magic power within him, enabling him to "see" with his other enhanced senses that give him a kind of Radar sense, and with details enhanced when he smokes or when it rains. Taking the explosion as a lesson, Don Torrelli's intention was to prevent revenge from occurring again as he sought to recover all that he lost, though he mourned for the loss of his family that he wouldn't be able to recover. Upon meeting Johnny Silvini from the third family, or known to be Wade Madrox, Dario thought of recreating a mafia family group similar to how Wade had it with the Legion of masked mercenaries. After offering a trade deal to a witch that he encountered with Wade, Don Torrelli had found a way to make sure that the mercenary business would preserve his reputation and also refrain anyone from seeking revenge by concealing people's faces using a magical mask that he can control people via his glasses to carry out orders with his one-word commands, with Wade as his first hired mercenary. Due to him being the only one that knew of his blindness and the only one that he could really trust from his own world, Wade was under a special magical contract to wear the mask on a daily basis for as often as possible, which seemed to be the norm for Wade based on his previous experience as a masked mercenary in the Legion. Under magical contract, Don Torrelli was able to control him for whatever he needed him to be, whether it was to drive his luxury car, going to quests in his stead, going with him to meetings or dealings, if only just to appear that he was "normal" and not let on his weakness to the world that he was blind - the stubborn Don Torrelli couldn't tolerate admitting to his own weakness, after all.
Learning of the distrust people of Vyldermire had of languages that did not exist in this world, Don Torrelli did not name his crime family Il Onde d'Argento like he wanted, and instead used the common language of Silver Waves Syndicate upon settling himself in Silverbay. During that time, Don Torrelli learned to adapt to the world and its technological changes on the islands. In fact, on his third year in Vyldermire, Dario was recently opened to the idea of the masks being changed to smiling masks under the influence of Emi Kazama when she worked with them. Over the course of 5 years, as a cover up for his mercenary work among other criminal activities under the use of the masks, Don Torrelli set up his beautifully adorned seaside hotel in Rivengate while donating money to the research in AURA to help him get back home, along with his beautifully adorned casino in Avalon Island and the grand opening of his third business in Silverbay of a 5 star restaurant by the sea. Everything was lining up to the way he wanted within his control, but the ambitious and greedy mafioso always wanted more. Likes:
(Please list 3)
+ Wine, fine dining, and all the expensive pleasures life has to offer
+ Order/Control - He's a control freak
+ Scheduled Routine - He loves having appointments written on his agenda/calendar.
+ Tradition - He has backwards, old fashioned views, particularly on women and them knowing their place
+ Connections with others and spoiling those that appeal to him/work for him
+ His two businesses in seaside hotel in Rivengate and casino in Avalon Islands, and working towards the third in Silverbay
+ Honesty - He appreciates it, but he'll still react badly if it's insulting enough. If you don't learn how to provide constructive criticism, you'll learn it the hard way.
+ The modern cellphone - the one thing that he was forced to adapt to given his time in Rivengate
+ Sunglasses - He had custom ones created to enable him to fight without his glasses falling.
+ Providing Guidance/ Feeling needed
+ Making deals/trades
+ Animals Dislikes:
(Please list 3)
+ Changing his mind - He's stubborn as hell and very hard to convince unless you can prove it will benefit him in some way - such as the sunglasses, cell phone, etc.
+ Changing plans - Don't change plans on him. He runs a tight schedule that leaves little room for changes.
+ Risky business - He doesn't like to engage in drug business or anything that causes risk for a bad reputation, hence the use of masks while doing mercenary work.
+ Progressive views that are thrusted upon him and affect his life negatively are seen as a threat. If it is outside of his life, he'll show silent contempt/disdain for it.
+ Betrayal, which is hypocritical given that he isn't opposed to betraying others for his own personal gain
+ People who do not follow orders - there are consequences for that Goal/Aspiration:
Dario aspires to go home to Montselice, if possible. Although he has his hotel and casino businesses running here, he has everything back home: claiming the title of capomandamento now that the other families are dead from the explosion, the businesses, the sights, the music, and at least the pleasure of seeing his distant family and friends given that he thinks his immediate family did not survive the explosion. He plans to donate to AURA what he can to the research in returning home, so long as he's presented with the evidence that it is showing progress. He also has plans to open his business of a fine dining sea-side restaurant in Silverbay now that it has been furnished with fine decoration. Finally, Dario plans to continue to maintain and grow his hired group of masked mercenaries. Key Fear/Adversary:
Dario fears dying a failure. He's also almost blind, but he can see with a radar sense of the world using his other enhanced senses - this is improved when he's smoking due to the smoke causing a more detailed picture or when it's raining. His biggest adversaries are his own enhanced senses - if one were to amplify sound, it would cause his other senses to be distorted and he'd be disoriented as a result. Personality wise, his biggest adversary is his own stubbornness - he refuses to let it be known that he is blind, acting like he can see, and that kind of stubbornness combined with his greed may lead to his demise.
Athletically muscular manHair:
Yellow-green hair that lost its once green colorEyes:
They appear to now be Gray-Green with what appears to be a layer over his black pupils that makes his pupils seem like a blurry gray colorSkin Tone:
Creamy WhiteOverall Appearance:
- Dario Torrelli: