Head of Bakkhos Syndicate
RACE: Altered Human
PLAY BY: Laz Alonso
Gaspari. You didn't get more Sicilian than that. It had been his mother's maiden name. His father, well, his father to this day remains unnamed. A promise kept by first his mother and now him.
Angelo is the illegitimate son of one of the former New York mob godfathers. In exchange for her silence, Margarite was promised the boy would never want for anything, and she kept that promise. After all the mob was not exactly a place filled with people of a more "colorful" persuasion. At least it had not been before the Nevus event. Such a betrayal as a mixed child would have been a scandal throughout the "families". It would have been easier to kill him, but perhaps it was fate that he had been allowed to live, not just live, thrive. Angelo was sent to the best schools money could buy. By twelve he was known in the family circles, the little kid in a suit. Perhaps all the mob bosses knew who he belonged to, but none of them said, and all of them let him work in their inner sanctums. He was seen as a cute kid, but in truth the bright boy had learned early to keep his mouth shut and learn everything. By fifteen he knew all the different mob properties and was in good standing with nearly all the families. Used as a messenger between the bosses he often was forgotten in meetings, a fly on the wall in front of which deals and death were negotiated and traded.
Harvard was next for Angelo. He got there on his own merit but it was paid for with dark money. Dark money that kept coming after his mother unexpectedly died his Junior year. Business with a side of Economics gave him a dangerous edge over many in the "families". His return to New York City was met with a fair bit of clamoring for the bastard kid of a godfather. He could never be the top, but he was definitely becoming "somebody" in the mob world.
2004 through 2009, the families begin a decline as one after one is arrested and found guilty. And while some continue to run their business from prison, it is not the same as being on the streets. The "families" are beginning to decay.
2010 - the Nevus event. The decline of the NY "families" seemed to come to abrupt end. The heads had all died as had most of the underbosses. Fragments of families were scrambling to claim the void of power but none had the means to take full control. That's when a kid with a Harvard background stepped in to intervene. Whereas each family was trying to wrestle control for themselves. Angelo began to quietly meet with the remaining power of each family. One by one he charmed them with his business sense and grand vision for a true NY "family", a melting pot of the last of each of the great mob and mafia cartels. None of them had enough assets to become a global syndicate alone, but together, together they controlled enough of the Northern American continent to plant a massive foundation for a syndicate to grow upon.
With a devilish nod to his Sicilian heritage and its Greek ties, he named the new "family" Bakkhos; the old world spelling of Bacchus, the god of excess, pleasure and wine. A name that didn’t give more importance to any of the individual families, a neutrality that helped garner him even more respect. The powers given him during the Nevus event coupled with the intelligence his parents genes gave him, Angelo sits now firmly at the top of the Bakkhos family tree. Known for being fair to the family but cruel when betrayed, he has grown the syndicate to reach across the ocean, importing heroin and guns from as far as India and Pakistan.
Angelo has a natural predatory grace about him, an affinity for the ladies, and a taste for expensive whiskey; but when it comes to business, there is ice in his veins. The Bakkhos family is run with an iron fist and because of this he has garnered both respect and a healthy dose of fear from other crime groups in North America. For the last 5 years he has not only grown the syndicate, he has taken care of his "family" and that has developed a real deep loyalty that no amount of fear could have grown. Driven, Angelo seems to never sleep, the brilliant mind always working. There is little doubt the young godfather's sights are set on the world.
Since the Nevus event, Angelo has become aware that all he hears and reads, he recalls. Both a blessing and a curse it means that none in the family can ever lie to the Head of Bakkhos as he remembers all.
This is an extremely powerful ability. One not commonly possessed and Angelo is gifted with all the attributes of molecular manipulation.
He is able to pass through solid objects for as long as he maintains his molecular-distorted state... He can even pass through the floor. Gaspari can pass through objects as distorted himself, or he can phase the wall or object.
If Angelo decides to fall through the floor, he can build up speed. He could potentially fall into the Earth itself and emerge out the other side if he can hold his breath long enough. Angelo can only maintain his 'phased state' for as long as he can hold his breath.
If he materializes in a solid object, he displaces the matter around him. He can actually step into stone and reform, and the displacement is so powerful that it will literally shatter the rock around him. Now, in a mountain or something equivalent he'd cause a structural collapse and if he didn't phase-out again he'd die. He can even displace metal, actually displace just about anything, so Angelo could phase his hand into a sculpture, reform it, and annihilate the object. He can do this with people to, correction, he has done this to people, but it's quite messy and he doesn't like ruining a good suit.
He can also phase objects and people by touching them. Once again he can maintain this for the length of a single breath. He can also effect multiple objects around him at a range of five feet from his body. This will cause ranged weapons to phase and become nothing as they pass through the molecular disruption field around him.
The largest object he can phase by touching it would be five cubic feet, which means he could effect part of a car and sink it into the ground. He can also do cruel things like de-materialize a ball and phase it into a person. The possibilities are virtually endless which is why this power at this level is restricted to THIS CHARACTER ONLY.