Mila Beatriz MartinkaPlayer name:
Mila is average height with an athletic build. She isn't very strong, but she is very flexible and has high endurance. Her skin is flawless, her hair naturally dark, and she smiles easily. She doesn't really have a style of her own per se; she dresses in whatever seems to be the local fashion or style at the time, and is just as comfortable in a t-shirt and jeans as she is in an elegant gown.
Not only were both her parents of mixed heritage, but all four of her grandparents were, as well. Her father was born in Russia to a father of mixed Tatar, Ukrainian, and Uzbek background and a French/Filipino mother. Her mother was raised in Brazil; her maternal grandfather was Haitiian/English and her grandmother was native Brazilian/Portuguese. Speciality:
Mila is a chameleon. Her outgoing personality and good looks help her to make friends quickly, and she can earn the trust of others and blend in with the locals quite well. Her mixed race heritage, coupled with her ability to dress in the local fashion and knowledge of local customs, allows her to pass for native in many areas.
She is a master of sleight of hand, and can strip a mark of his watch and wallet flawlessly. She can steal and palm objects, make a switch unseen, and move objects around her person without anyone noticing. If she is wearing the right clothes (ample pockets), she can fool someone into thinking she has nothing on her while still retaining her phone, cash, and passport.Bio:
Mila was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil to parents whose marriage quickly devolved from passion into what could best be described as a business arrangement. They moved often, never spending more than a year in the same location as they followed her fathers' rising corporate star. With every new luxury home in each new city, her mother became increasingly depressed and distant. When Mila was six and living in Mumbai, her mother died. Mila was told it was an accident; she still has no idea her mother committed suicide.
From that point on, Mila may as well have been an orphan. She was raised by a series of nannies and tutors and only rarely saw her father when they occasionally shared a dinner devoid of conversation. When Mila discovered fencing, she finally made a connection with her father; it was a hobby he had enjoyed since his education in England. It was the only connection she had to a family member until her uncle began his regular visits.
Her uncle began teaching her the magic tricks she would later master on his first visit when she was eight. From then on, where ever she was in the world, he would spend anywhere from a few days to a few weeks visiting at least twice a year, sometimes more often. Mila had no way of knowing of her uncles' involvement with a loose-knit group of con men and thieves; to her he was a moderately successful magician who performed all over the world.
Mila got better at both magic and fencing with each passing year, but still remained virtually friendless. It was at her uncles' urging, and against her fathers' wishes, that she began going out into the world to experience it firsthand instead of from a book. At fifteen, she was frightened at first; noisy streets full of apathetic people in New York, the overwhelming smell of the fish market in Oman, and the predatory eyes of locals and questioning glances of tourists when curiosity pulled her into the red light district in Tokyo all filled her with doubt. But everything changed one afternoon in Tokyo when she met Kamiko.
After a chance meeting at a Kamiko's family's sushi counter in Tokyo's Tsukuji Market, the two became fast friends. Kamiko showed Mila the real Japan, the authentic Tokyo, rather than the tourist spots she had read about online. It was Mila's first positive exposure to anything that hadn't been processed, scrubbed, and sterilized, and it was enchanting. From then on, she made a point of befriending someone in every new city, learning things only locals knew, and immersing herself in the local culture and customs.
She also found herself practising the tricks her uncle taught her in public, "borrowing" a wallet or moneyclip from a wealthy passerby and sharing her prize with the poor in what she came to think of as the "authentic" sections of town, what everyone else would call the slums. She has friends in the boardrooms and boarding schools of the wealthy thanks to her fathers' business contacts, and in the streets and ghettos thanks to her extracurricular activities, and she can fit in seamlessly with all of them.Sexuality:
Heterosexual (she's curious about other girls, but can't imagine ever admitting that to anyone)Likes:
Mila is passionate about exercise and eating right. She practises yoga daily and enjoys spinning class. Fencing is a hobby she picked up from her father, and she still She loves to try to best him on the piste. She listens to music constantly, and loves to go dancing. She really enjoys eating the authentic ethnic cuisine of where ever she happens to be living at the time, and always tries her hand at cooking it herself, with mixed results. She still practices the magic tricks and sleight of hand she learned from her grandfather, and uses those skills in practical jokes a little too often.Dislikes:
Mila cannot stand liars. She also tries to be as green as possible, and as such despises littering and is exasperated by people who won't recycling. She hates mayonnaise, waiting in line, and large crowds.Strengths:
Mila is very good at the sleight of hand taught to her by her grandfather (see Specialty above). She is quick, flexible, and has the endurance to outrun most pursuers. She speaks five languages fluently and can passably understand another six, although she is obviously not a native speaker of any of the additional languages. She is intimately aware of the local customs in the three cities she lived in most recently. She is a mildly skilled fencer and amateur chef. Mila plays piano well, and also has some experience playing cello.Weaknesses:
Mila's inner monologue is a series of self-recriminations for doing things she considers stupid, and despite getting on well with others, she is always secretly certain everyone hates her. She will freeze immediately from her fear of heights, but has been working to conquer this. Despite her workout routine, she is not physically strong. Mila is a terrible driver. She has wrecked more cars in her two years driving that most people own in their lifetime.Personality:
Mila is friendly and outgoing and makes friends easily, although she generally assumes these people are not really her friends. It is only once she has shared secrets with another that she feels their connection may be real, and even then she often doubts herself and her worth. These doubts never show to the outside world, but play as an almost constant litany inside her head. She acts confident and content, but inside she is waiting for someone to catch her in her lies: that she is really rich, that she has stolen something, that she has fantasized about other women, any of the myriad lies she tells to keep up whatever facade she is currently maintaining. PLAYER ONS AND OFFS:
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