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Duke Hernandez
Alfie Derosa
Character information
  1. Alias
    Ringmaster / maestro de ceremonias
  2. Mental
  3. Morale
  4. Date of birth
    1995-04-01 (27 years old)
  5. Place of birth
    Santiago de Cuba - Cuba
  6. Nationality
  7. Ethnicity
  8. Languages
    English, Spanish ( only ic )


  1. Height
    177 cm
  2. Weight
    71 kg
  3. Build
  4. Hair
    Dark and well kept
  5. Eyes
  6. Occupation
    Circus Ringmaster



Duke Hernandez was born to a very poor Cuban family who just like most, were hit very hard by the dissolution of both the Soviet Union and The COMECOM. Being born in 1995 where things for his family and arguable the whole of Cuba were at its worse, Duke did not have a great start to life. However fortunately for Duke, for many many years before his birth, his family had been saving as much money as possible in order to try and get safe passage to Miami. The family managed to get to Miami Safely in 1996.


Growing up in the states, Duke was exposed to American showmanship and celebrity culture and from a very very young age he desired to be Famous. This desire took hold of Duke like a sickness and was all he thought about, he would spend is time in school day dreaming about the possibility of being rich and famous. The only classes he cared for were to do with drama and acting and it was in these classes he began to show his talent, only causing him to focus more and more on a life of performance.


After a few years, Duke dropped out of school because of worsening grades and being in constant trouble. he tried to pursue his dream job, not just acting, but entertainment. of course he gained no ground, the odds were truly against him and only being 14 at the time, no one would hire him. things were looking real bad for Duke, until a circus came to town. Dukes mother took the family to see the shows and while he was there Duke fell in love. Everywhere he looked he saw performance and art. Acting and music. This was what he wanted to do.


On the last night of the Circus being in town, Duke snuck out of his home after leaving a note and made his way to the Circus where he claimed to be a homeless child and he wished to travel and work with the performers. after some convincing, the acting Ringmaster Agreed to take him as long as he pulled his weight. And so he did, it was a hard life but Duke loved it. Over the next few years he started to become more and more renowned among his peers and audiences alike. He finally began to feel like a celebrity, even if it was mostly in his head. This boosted his confidence, he took on an act as a leader and through his words and act, he convinced the Circus to make him Ringmaster.


Duke eventually became known enough in the realm of Circus' to be invited to preform in Europe, and he jumped at the chance. Duke arranged for his whole troupe to travel to Europe and do tours around the worlds greatest City's. Eventually arriving in Norway things were to continue as planned despite the virus going around. that was of course until everything went to shit.


Post- outbreak

A few weeks after the major outbreak, Duke had managed to keep his Troupe together with him, not because he knew how to survive or fight, but because he knew how to talk and act. This however turned out to be the downfall of the circus. one night was all it took, Duke had led them in to a place he thought would be safe, and while they all slept, The infected attacked them. Unsure if any of his troupe are still alive, Duke Ran for his life, Now lost and alone something inside him changed. in order to survive, He could no longer Act like the Duke who would lead his troupe on tours, He had to let that character consume him. He would need to become so beloved by those he meets that they will do anything to help him, even die just as his troupe had done for him, Because it was in that moment he saw, He didn't take advantage of his troupes deaths to flee, No his troupe had sacrificed themselves for him, the best of them all, to carry on. Just as they should have done.


Now Duke travels across Norway, Allowing his adoring fans to feed and protect him and when necessary, die for him. because it is obvious that he is far to important to die, he is after all Duke Hernandez Entertainer extraordinaire, beloved by all he meets, lusted after by all woman and example for all men. Now he must find a new group of fans to entertain just as is his life's purpose 






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