Sinara Mercedes DavalosNickname:
Does not have a general nickname. Her brother and grandfather call her 'Mercy', others may call her what fits best for them. Age:
Bisexual (prefers men)Blood Status:
Untagged Strength type [A / 2]Ethnicity:
Brazilian & Italian-AmericanOccupation:
Librarian & Private TutorHeight:
135 lbsHair Colour:
Jade GreenDistinguishing Features:
No tattoos, major scars, or body mods outside of pierced ears.Face Claim:
On the surface Sinara is perhaps one of the most ordinary of women in Ergastulum. She's generally regarded as being sweet, quiet, thoughtful, and respectful in nature with an intelligence that shines through most things she does. She's playful and affectionate in the right company and terribly proper and subdued in others, backing the way in which she was raised by her grandfather despite being a citizen in a city of criminals. Her love of books and enjoyment of simple knowledge can make her seem somewhat nerdy to those inclined to notice such things. Yet, those who are attentive will also find her to be a rather sensual individual, grounded in the physical plane by what she experiences around her rather than daydreaming or pondering the theoretical too heavily. She is artistic and loves to draw specifically though other mediums can be soothing as well. She prefers quieter pursuits and intimate settings and seems to connect best to those willing to indulge in idle conversation or allow casual touch. Most will find her unassuming though and not the sort of person to attract attention to herself unless necessary--though this does not mean she lacks a backbone. She can and will speak up when necessary.
That is simply the surface though, and short of her beloved brother, none are yet aware of just how much of an actress they young woman really is. Part of her personality is indeed shaped by the various forms of synesthesia she has and how it affects her perception of her environment but the darker aspects of her nature seem to have been manifested in response to trigger events and simply continued to grow unchecked. Beneath that thoughtful intelligence there is sharp cunning and a growing detachment from humanity. Humans have shown themselves to be monsters time and time again, more so than twilights in her opinion. From the cruel mob justice taken out on her brother, a mere human himself, to the last boyfriend who though he had a right to lay his hands on her, and everything in between, the evidence grows and she is determined to see that the ugly devilspawn pay for their crimes. In short, Sinara is an angry and vengeful woman--though she will claim her pursuit of "justice" to be righteous--slipping further and further toward all out delusion with nothing to hold her back.Regarding Sinara's synesthesia
: For the most part the condition is not a handicap or disability but rather could be seen as an enhancement of sorts, though one she generally keeps to herself. It would be difficult for the casual observer to pick up on the fact that she has several varieties of the condition since she has long since learned not to mention the color of letters, numbers, or even sounds, or feeling things that have happened to someone else. It is no secret that twilights can sometimes suffer in the intelligence department but Sinara's condition seems to have augmented her intelligence in a few ways, leading to a keen memory, a good sense for people, and precise understanding and manipulation of spatial relationships. However, there are times her synesthesia can be overwhelming and potentially dangerous. If there is too much stimuli at one time or an overabundance of negative feelings/perception, it can cause a sensory overload. Usually this will lead her to shut down (most common) but it can
trigger an uncontrollable rage--to date this has only happened once.History:1990
: Late in the year, Sinara was born to Miguel and Francesca Davalos in a small run down clinic. Brazil had been a haven to them after scouting missions elsewhere has put more than a bit of heat on their trail but the conditions were somewhat less than ideal. Perhaps the worst of it all was that hidden there maintaining their supply of Celebre was next to impossible. Both cut down their dosages to make due but without the proper supply their twilight nature began to take its toll. Weakened as she was, it was lucky that Sinara's mother actually managed to give birth before she inevitably succumbed to a total shut down.
Following that, Miguel did the best he could for Sinara but their hideout was no place for a child. Especially one without her mother. Re-emerging into the world, he would last a bit longer but ultimately had no choice but to turn to the one place he and his wife had vowed never to go: Ergastulum.1992
: Miguel arrived in the city. For a week he and his baby girl kept a low profile while he made due with stolen drugs--just enough time to be sure he'd tracked the right man. However, reassurance was quick to come in the form of a picture showing a younger version of the Captain with a little girl--a picture his Francesca had treasured. Knowing he needed to do what was right, he ultimately packed up Sinara and waltzed right up to the Police Captain as he was leaving to head home. Pushing the toddler into the older man's hands along with an envelope that would help validate everything, Miguel said only a few words to the man before he took off, using his speed to disappear far too quickly. Neither the Captain nor Sinara would see him again and it is assumed that he died.
Then a man in his early fifties, the Captain had no idea what to do with a two year old when she'd been handed off to him. However, the mere fact that he looked down into the little girl's face and saw is daughter's eyes and her shy sweet smile... well Sinara was his from that day forward--twilight or no. His daughter had been half twilight, and his first love fully so, so he certainly held no ill will toward their kind. With a little help from friends, the Captain secretly set up for a regular shipment of Celebre to be dropped off to him with no fuss in exchange for a few favors here and there. He'd long ago accepted that justice in Ergastulum was not the same as the rest of the world anyhow. Besides, it was necessary for Sinara's safety and well being. 1994
: Nearly two years later the Captain and Sinara faced another life changing event in the arrival of Junior. It was a hard time for the Captain as having to take in Junior was due to the death of his son and daughter-in-law who had been killed and he was officially a man slipping past his prime with two young children to raise. Of course the fact that Sinara and Junior took to each other right away despite the nearly 5 year age gap did make things somewhat easier. 2010
Unless on a specific mission, Sinara does not carry a weapon. She's more likely to just use whatever is on hand. If necessary her strength is enough to allow her to create makeshift weapons--not that she's likely to reveal her strength if she can help it.
Otherwise her favorite weapon is a Bull-whip often modified with sharp metal tips. Her back up weapon is usually some sort of handgun.Skills: Polyglot
- Letters have always appeared to Sinara in color, as do phonetic sounds, and whole words. Understanding these colors is as automatic as breathing and is generally based on the sounds heard rather than the specific letter itself--foreign alphabets pick up colors as she hears the sounds made. Paying attention to the colors was how she learned to read, write, and spell correctly though she hid this after a particularly harsh reaction from an adult in her early childhood. Realizing it could be applied to the learning of other languages was a gradual thing but since books on other places and cultures were often her favorite as a child, picking up new languages just seemed to go hand and hand with it. To date she would say she is absolutely fluent in English, Portuguese, and several dialects of Spanish, but is more than conversationally sound in Italian, German, French, Russian, and a handful of others including most recently Cantonese. She is well read in Latin and Ancient Greek as well. There are others that she knows a bit of here and there but her studies tend to zone in on those languages most prevalent in the city. This also plays into her work as a tutor as she often teaches English to foreign arrivals in the city or else tutors foreign children new to the city who would not do well in a regular school setting.Heightened Spatial Intelligence
- Sinara sees numbers in particular in a three dimensional spatial array (spatial sequence synesthesia). Doing so has given her a first class memory (though not photographic or perfect by any means) when it comes to timelines, facts, memorizing schedules, and so on. However, utilizing a numbering sequence for the world around her has also let her figure out a fairly precise method of understanding real world spatial arrangements. It is not uncommon for her to count her steps or perhaps even to catch a randomly uttered number here and there as she makes mental markers for herself. This can also be done with people to recall new faces (the spacing of features and such) or note interesting details and does not always take conscious effort to do so. It also makes her a bit of a pool sharp and yet, makes pure math (outside of geometry) a real chore.Hand to Hand Combat
- It began simply as a method of teaching Sinara how to control her body and its inherent strength so that she could function in day to day life without worry. Her grandfather sought to guard her secret well so he took it upon himself to teach her himself, not trusting that some well meaning individual wouldn't discover her secret and out her status as a twilight. So Sinara was trained in adapted techniques that taught her to moderate her strength while also giving her a means of protecting herself that called for other methods besides brute strength. She's far from an expert but she can hold her own in a pinch.O&Os:
Sinara is seduced through her senses or by intelligence and has a preference for older men or other twilights. Touch, taste, smell... can totally be used to draw her in. Affectionate touches, being guided through doors or around a dance floor, the smell of clean sweat or a freshly showered body... these sorts of things make her melt. She's also more inclined to intimacy (doesn't necessarily mean they have to be in a relationship) rather than wild faceless fucks, though she's not totally without kinks. She especially likes having her ass played with, be it smacked, grabbed, bitten, licked, etc.