The Problemi brothers are sibling who are
rumoured to be older than Elijah Mikaelson,
having continuously changed their names over the years to stay hidden. They are
known to wipe out whole broods of vampires, including their allies, occasionally
recruiting fledglings in the guise of become a better suited elder than the Fledglings
William ‘Will’ Problemi:
The charming younger Problemi brother is
notorious for his rivalry with Damon Salvatore, having spent centuries in a
game of who can one up the other with the oldest Salvatore. He uses his
youthful look and knowledge of languages to pass fluidly between both adults
and teens allowing him to manipulate most situations to his advantage with
Unlike his brother he is known to be less
cruel, leaving the victim’s he drinks from alive. He is the first of the
siblings to approach Zeta Salvatore, knowing Damon’s hate of him would lure
Zeta into a curious back and forth relationship.
Richard ‘Dick’ Problemi:
The oldest Problemi is almost as feared as Klaus Mikaelson,
an old companion that Richard spent centuries with. Unlike his intelligent
brother, Richard uses his brutal strength to accomplish his goals, often
leaving towns decimated in his wake. He is despised by the vampire community due
to his violent blood thirsty nature, the reason the Problemi’s were outcast
when the Mikaelson’s regained power.
To avoid detection Richard often feeds of the victims
William drinks from, due to the urge to drain the victim, leaving fewer
victims. Richard is short tempered and cruel, rivalling ripper Stefan while remaining
in his rational mind-set.
As the various stories and back stories get moving in Zeta Gundam, I found this instance when Char gives Emma Sheen and Kamille a bit of AEUG 101 field trip to a colony that was getting uppity and thus the Earth Federation/Titans ruthlessly murdered 30 million people.
In the midst of all this Char and Emma get separated from Kamille who is then held captive for a bit by the Newtype Earth Federation pilot Lyla. There are hints at her being a Newtype, as she fights like one (ie being able to predict and thus dodge Char’s attacks’ when they’d battle).
As I re-watched parts of this I couldn’t help but look at this as a sort of indoctrination of sorts for Emma and Kamille. I suppose I’m using such language mainly because noticed a moment between Emma and Char as he was explaining to her the Titans/Earth Federation’s motives behind gassing the colony.
It’s in this little snap shot exchange when Char boils down the over arching fear of the Federation and Titans that would drive them to commit such an atrocity.
This is really interesting blip of a moment here where after asks whether people would kill for just that reason; and with a grin Char replies “Some say it makes more sense than killing for money?”
It’s almost as if Emma can sense something may be off about this guy….
(NOTE: WHAT’S ALSO INTERESTING IS CHAR’S REACTION WHEN HE SEE’S HER. HE ACTS LIKE HE HAS PROBABLY SEEN HER BEFORE. SINCE HE HAD LONG INFILTRATED THE FEDERATION SHORTLY AFTER THE WAR, MAYBE HE’D SEEN HER AROUND ONCE–JUST AN AFTERTHOUGHT….)