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

"Normal" Persona

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Lanzillotta as himself
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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.

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Tallulah the Flapper

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Lanzillotta as Tallulah

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

Lucia Livia Rufa

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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].
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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

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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

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Lanzillotta as Lucia

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