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Characters / ML Lanzillotta

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Characters found in ML Lanzillotta's YouTube videos and vlogs.

"Normal" Persona
Lanzillotta as himself

A gloomy, sometimes-suicidal, heroin-addicted novelist and freelance writer from a bizarre old Catholic family. Weirdly fond of Evelyn Waugh and Nancy Mitford. Claims to be both an atheist and Roman Revival Polytheist (somehow).

  • Bungled Suicide: He’s had many of these over the years, as detailed in this darkly comedic [1] video.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: Some of his rants are pretty strange. At one point he goes on a mini-rant about his brother's extremely pale skin... and claims people can "see through" him. Also, his obsession with "being contrary" (doing the opposite of whatever people want or expect).
  • Domestic Abuse: His ex, Matt, allegedly engaged in this. He very nearly breaks down crying in the videos about their relationship.
  • Functional Addict: In the videos (especially this playlist [2]), ML Lanzillotta claims to be a high-functioning heroin junkie.
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  • Hates Their Parent: Lanzillotta despises his mother and refers to her as a "bitch" numerous times. Many of his off-topic rants relate to his mom.
  • Large Ham: Lanzillotta sure does make a lot of wacky faces... and he can be pretty dramatic at times.
  • Quirky Curls: His wild, coiled hair and eccentric personality certainly fit this trope.
  • Raised Catholic: To his disgust.
  • Slut-Shaming: Does this to Cleopatra ("that Greco-Egyptian tramp"), of all people.
  • The Unfavorite: Apparently, his parents prefer his "nerdy" brother. Though Lanzillotta might not be the most reliable narrator.


Tallulah the Flapper
Lanzillotta as Tallulah

A wild, wacky 1920s party girl. Her playlist can be viewed here [3].

Lucia Livia Rufa
Lanzillotta as L. Livia Rufa

The serious, shy, honorable part of M. L. Lanzillotta's mind... the Superego, the Spock, the part that convinces the rest to behave in a civilized manner. Her goals include marrying a centurion, persuading the other personas to quit drugs, and writing a Great American Novel. Rufa's videos can be found here [4].

  • Ambition Is Evil: Believes this very passionately.
  • Ancient Rome
  • Fangirl: A great admirer of "the Deified Claudius", thanks to Robert Graves, even though she's technically opposed to anyone resembling a king (after all, monarchs are tyrants... and tyrants are un-Roman).
  • Freudian Trio: Claims to be ML Lanzillotta's Superego.
  • Gratuitous Latin: She's fond of this. Her video's summaries always begin with "Salvete" and end with "Valete".
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: Despises Billie, the Id.
  • One-Steve Limit: Averted. There are two Romans named Lucia... and both are played by ML Lanzillotta. Luckily, this one goes by the name Rufa.

Glasses Girl

A young woman who believes her plush toys are alive, even when they remind her that they aren't. Her playlist can be found here[5].
Lanzillotta as Glasses Girl, addressing Aloysius the Dalek

  • Cloudcuckoo Lander: Glasses Girl often has strange, reference-filled conversations with her plush toys (Aloysius the Dalek, Jeremy aka Lamby Lamb, and Alison aka Mexico Doll). She's probably the strangest character.

Trixie the Usherette
Lanzillotta as Trixie

  • Expy: Her costume and name are supposedly based on the Usherette from The Rocky Horror Show (replaced in the movie by the infamous Lips).
  • Fangirl: She sure likes movies...

Lucia the Accidental Time-Traveler
Lanzillotta as Lucia