It’s Wicked Wednesday, dear readers, and I thought I’d talk a bit about an antagonist from one of the many anime I’m in the middle of watching for a little change of pace and a bit of fun. This time around I chose Cardinal Francesco di Medici from the anime and manga “Trinity Blood”. Enjoy!

 
Francesco di Medici, Duke of Florence and Tuscany, is the secretary of the Ministry of Vatican Papal Doctrine, head of the Department of Inquisition, a leading member of the College of Cardinals, and older half-brother of the young Pope Alessandro XVIII.

As the illegitimate son of Pope Gregory XXX and a lower-class knight’s wife, he could not be elected pope, and harbors bitterness over it. Francesco was appointed head of the Doctrine branch in March 3055 when he was twenty-six years old, after the death of the former Pope.

Cardinal di Medici frequently uses intimidation and loud vocal displays to pressure his younger brother to agree with him. His strong hatred of vampires causes him to constantly clash with his half-sister, Cardinal Caterina Sforza, in her pursuits for negotiation and diplomacy.

Francesco prefers violence and force as opposed to compromise. Believing his actions are are done “in the name of God”(though in reality it is own of his own gain and desires), Cardinal di Medici does not hesitate to make decisions that would result in the death of innocent and righteous people, including his own brother seeing that the afterlife excuses this. His arcana in Thores’ tarot cards is The Emperor.

 
~ Article courtesy of http://trinityblood.wikia.com/wiki/Francesco_di_Medici
~ Image courtesy of Gonzo and Funimation.

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