Out of Character Information:
Age: over 21
Experience (just to
see where you are at!): I’ve been RPing since 2011, first as Sweden (July
2011-Oct 2012) and as Netherlands in 2012. To date, my RP blog,
cafe-der-nederlanden, is still going strong three years later with many
followers (not so much as other RPers but mostly fans). I also founded and run
the ring, EuroHetalia, in Feb 16, 2012 and it is still active today.
(or other forms of contact so we can reach you): skype: prudence arcadia,
Eras/Events (ex. Victorian Era, Boston Tea Party, etc):
The Catholic Monarchs (Pre-Hapsburg, 1460s-1504), Age of
Expansion (1516–1700), Eighty Years’ War (1568–1648), Spanish Golden Age
(1492-1681), Treaties of Alcáçovas and Tordesillas (1470S-1490S), and Iberian
Union (1580-1640). This was difficult; there are so many different fascinating
facets to them all!
Antonio Fernández Carriedo
Actual Age: If
you start after the arrival of the Iberians, then he’s about 4000 years old,
however, as that is quite vague, I will start him off when Rome invaded,
putting him at 2333 years old.
Anything goes! I am quite open minded
and I never knock down a pairing but a historical significance between Spain
and another country will always trump others who lack this factor. (Aside from
his children, which I do not really pair up) Some that come to mind are
Portugal, Netherlands, Belgium, Monaco, France, England, Turkey, Greece, and
Austria, but chemistry is a must.
Appearance (please be
at least a paragraph!): Antonio has a youthful face for someone who seems
to be about 30-you can thank all that glorious Iberian blood which seems to
give him that “wow, I still get carded at 30” demeanor. His medium to dark brown locks have a slight
wave to them, growing curlier as the humidity hits the air, however, blessed as
he is, it looks salt-water beachy as opposed to a giant messy puff on his head.
His skin has a golden undertone, meaning he will tan easily-it does not mean he
is impervious to the sun, but he will be enriched with a gorgeous tan if he is
not incredibly careless about it. This
skin brings out those green gems that are forever sparkling with mischievous
thoughts. Frown lines are a rarity whereas laugh lines are definitely present
when he belts out a boisterous laugh. He has the build of a swimmer’s body,
toned, lean but not overly muscular that might be seen in other nations such as
Netherlands, Germany or Sweden. He stands about 5'9"/175 cm and is very
much in touch with his body, its movements and applies this to dance. His hands
suffer the occasional callus from gardening or swordplay, but his nails are for
the most part, neat and clean. He prefers clothes that flatter the body-he is,
after all, by no means modest, but never boastful about his boy-next-door good
be at least a paragraph!):
Spain is a cheerful and bright person, this is quite the façade
many a times but it would take those closest to him to understand what may
truly lie behind those laughing eyes. He tries to see the good and the positive
in everything, cheering up almost too easily, which leaves the impression that
Antonio is forever happy. Turmoil and setbacks in his economy and in his long
history has him guarded-a wall high enough to allow everyone to think he is competent
and all is well in “Reino de España”. He is quite the tease, be it in
a casual or sexual manner and he knows when to relinquish his tiny bit of
control to advance to grander things. What those things are exactly can only
hope to be discovered by that other person. Antonio is a easygoing sort who is determined
to keep his head up in any situation. A real charmer, this particular nation is
anything but shy and always lends an ear and the shirt off his back. His pride
is just as crystal as his heart and like crystal its glare is all too easily
readable and obvious whether right or wrong.
Strengths (at least
Strengths are food,
as he is a most talented chef, a virtuoso musician and sportsman and he easily
presents them flawlessly in an upbeat manner. His navigations skills are second
to none and he is at home in the sea. Don’t be fooled by his breezy, seemingly
clueless demeanor for there lies great intuition and insight-he is simply meek
about such things.
Weaknesses (at least
three): Weaknesses include being on time, beautiful people, and his work
ethic. He wants to get the job done, however, distractions run high and he is
easily sidetracked. His family is another weakness, and as his fatherly
patience appears to undermine him, it’s that paternal image that puts him in
the driver’s seat. Historically, this fatherly instinct is underdeveloped as
mistakes are made, stemming from what happens when you try to hold onto
something (someone) too tight and they demand their freedom. Antonio tends to lie so that he doesn’t hurt
people or he might lie in order to protect them of the cruel truth. He has a
hard time rolling with the punches if people make fun of him. He might display
excessive sulking, that in a rare case, leads to anger.
Likes (at least
three): Spain has a passionate love for food, music, friends and family and
he cherishes them. Family, most of all,
is dear to him and he will do all he can to protect them.
Dislikes (at least
three): Betrayal, this is a big one
for him and his tolerance for that knife in the back is zero. He hates isolation and gets lonely
all too easily, thus his craving to seek out others for company. He does not
like to see the abuse of women and takes this seriously, as his chivalry stands
tall. He dislikes it when others try to change traditions such as that once a
year get-together for Christmas and the like.
- Spain knows Spanish, Basque, all Spanish dialects, Portuguese,
English, Italian and a bit of French, though Spanish is his go-to language and
he needs reminders sometimes when in mixed company of mostly English speakers.
- Antonio is thankful that Romano stayed with him during his
darkest periods, (this is why he doesn’t mind Romano’s so-called selfish
behavior, and he knows too well that everyone has his flaws), however, he
doesn’t harbor any romantic feelings for him, seeing the younger Italian in a
- The cross Spain wears was a gift from the Roman Empire.
This memento is a reminder of this Empire long since past as Spain was Christianized
by the Romans.
- Antonio also loves to fall back into his past, cherishing
his more appealing memories, be it from photos, and other beloved physical
reminders whilst trying to suppress the fact it can also make him more unhappy,
because no matter how hard he tries, he knows deep down so many pieces of his
past were truly awful. He wishes he could move on as easily as he thinks other
nations seem to be capable of doing.
- The higher the humidity, the more his hair curls, giving a
look of a darling bit of bed-head.
- Antonio adores kids, and he regrets sometimes Romano is
already grown up; he misses that era of reliance and dependency. Spain is envious of other nations such as
Sweden and Austria, who all have little kids to care for now.
- He has a very good relationship with his kings, while his relationships
with his politicians remain an all-time low. In his opinion, they are the
reason for the downfall of his country, even though he knows that the real
reasons were weak kings-his attachment to them renders him blind.
-His relationship with Portugal is one of true love and
hate. Antonio believes hate is merely a part of love and is comfortable with
those facets with his brotherly neighbor. Indifference from the other Iberian
nation would crush the Spanish nation.
Anything else we
should know about your character: There are many canons items that I
consider to be a part of him, however, as I am new to him, I will be
adding/amending headcanons as I learn and interact with others, if you’ll have
“I am just not sure if we should trust this so-called
visionary,” Antonio sighs out into the frame of the night sky from his
bedroom as a finger traces the rim of his wine goblet. “Ol’ viejo Portugal,
over there doesn’t think it’s necessary-that it’s a waste of time, but that
whole damn thing with Grenada has me wondering.” Staring back at the few
candles dying in the darkness, his eyes make out the feminine shape on his bed,
sitting quietly combing her hair.
“I think Her Majesty is considering it,” answers
the soft call of a young lady from the court. Her testimony was limited, but
she was kind in letting Antonio voice his frustrations.
“Well, for one thing, it’d be one hell of a punch to
those know-it-all Portuguese naysayers. I’d love to just get out there and just
show them,” Antonio’s tone brightens with a vibe of excitement, “Show
them that we found a better way to the East.”
She giggles in adoration, watching the man become infused
with his latest scheme, his desire to see more of the world and to illustrate
to everyone his journey in becoming a true world power.
“Oye, Preciosa, are you laughing at me?” Antonio
slips off the chair, forgetting the window and its luminous stars and saunters
to his bed, playful, “Mm? Are you? Just you wait, we’ll give that man a
few ships and make a name for ourselves, then everyone will know the name Reino de España,” He snatches the young
lady, tickling her and she cackles with a gasp holding her hysterics. A wicked
grin halts him, his eyes taking in the beauty in his bed as his touch becomes
sleek with purpose.
"But just for tonight, you’ll be the only one who will
need to know it.”
Are there any
questions or concerns?: I think you
all have covered any questions that I have presently and I hope you consider my