Mateo Mora-Padron Common Were Lion
Basic Information
Name Mateo Mora Padron
Pronouns He/Him
Age 41
Birthday Sept 18
Height 5'10
Eyes Brown
Face Claim Clayton Cardenas
Residence Location Cheyenne Point
Occupation Location Cheyenne Point
Occupation Part-Time Front Desk — Modoc Gym
Vehicle White 2001 Chevy Silverado
Group Rogue
Vampire Stats
Age turned 41
Supernatural Eye Color Hazel
Turned By: Iago Mora Padron
Power/Animal Description
Psychic Stats
Age turned 41
Supernatural Eye Color Hazel
First Ability
Power Description
Were Stats
Age turned 41
Supernatural Eye Color Hazel
Turned By: Iago Mora Padron
Animal Appearance -He's not fat, he's just big boned.
-10 ft nose to butt, plus 4ft of tail, 612 lbs, 5'3 at shoulder.
-Greyish brow coat, very dark and floppy mane.
-Hazel eyes.
-Having once suffered from all the physical imperfections an ex-fighter might, he's looking better these days after being turned.
-Dark hair that he grooms obsessively, greying on the sides and in his beard
-His style is notably dark, and you'll notice some of the nicer name brand things he wears have some wear to them, as they're older and not properly dry cleaned.
-There is a thick band of stretched scarring around his right forearm, a few inches below his elbow. It is varying shades of dark pink and purple. The skin of his arm from there to his hand is slightly less sunkissed.
-There's only a few redeeming qualities you can find in Mateo. He’s difficult to gain the loyalty of, as he often will choose himself above others. It can be done, but its not easy.
-He’s honest in the sense that he will let you know what he thinks about you. He's making an effort on learning how to be sincere.
-He’s hard working, but has lost a sense of self-discipline. While he privately hates taking them, he won’t refuse a hand out, but he's trying to learn how to make good on what he owes in return.
-Never really means harm, but often is heavy handed and unaware of his tone. For him, alcohol is very much the solution to many of his problems.
-Born in 1977 in Monterrey, Mexico.
-Father was an architect, and made enough money to support his seven children in a decent house.
-That didn’t mean a good work ethic wasn’t ingrained in his and his siblings’ heads from day one.
-Being the third child behind two girls, and the oldest boy, he saw himself as the guardians of his siblings. Unfortunately, his methods of tough love and strong-arming them out of trouble usually ended up framing him as the bully.
-At a young age, his parents put him and his two brothers into wrestling. It was there that Mateo became obsessed with Lucha libre, decorating his room in all kinds of posters of different luchadors.
-His brothers weren’t as interested, and both dropped it after a year or so, but Mateo was determined to make it his livelihood. As he grew older, his interests shifted more to boxing, then MMA. He worked his own jobs and saved his allowance to afford his own coach, and by the time he graduated high school he was entering himself into small local matches.
-There was something special about Mateo, and everyone that watched his fights could see it. The hardest of blows couldn’t shake him easily, even against opponents twice his size and weight class. Mateo couldn’t explain it, either. He just knew he was hard to take down, and he used it to his advantage.
-Instead of pursuing college like many of his siblings, Mateo focused in on his fighting. He trained, earned money from his winnings, and eventually earned enough money to strike out on his own. Soon enough he was signed and endorsed, and he made a name for himself and grew a following.
-With that, he fell into a life of luxury. He admitted it one night while drunk to some friends that he wanted to double anything his father had ever made. His plan was to never have children, and only date women long enough for him to spoil them and show them a good time, but not for them to get ideas about marriage.
-A plan that afforded him all the money he had in excess to spend on booze, drugs, and expensive shit he didn’t need. A mansion in San Pedro Garza García, cars, designer clothing.
-At thirty seven, he was at the peak of his career, and at the height of his drug addiction. He began to gamble, overspend, and eventually have violent outbursts when he drank due to financial stress.
-Eventually, he ran himself into the ground. He lost his cars, home, friends, and eventually his manager and endorsers when word got around about his plummeting wealth. His popularity faded, and with what he did save, he moved back home.
-His father, having been so proud and supportive of his son, was not happy. He made him get a job to work for his money, but he couldn’t keep one with his drug habits.
-Eventually, he was told to leave. Fed up with Monterrey and Mexico in general, he decided to move into the states, picking Phoenix as a place to start. He spent some time there, tried to kick his addiction, made friends in people that tried to help.
-Got a job at a gym, and met a woman there that he knew was tens of thousands of times out of his league. But she let him in, and he really did try, but he just was not cut out for a relationship that went beyond showering someone in gifts and hoping they don’t get more serious.
-Eventually, she kicked him to the curb, and he relapsed for a bit. His friends stopped talking to him, and he lost his job again.
-Feeling lost and helpless, he made the choice to track down one of his brothers, who he knew was in Georgia for a while. And after questioning his siblings for any word of Iago, he managed to track him to Ridgefield County. No clue on where exactly he is, he figured he’d at least move out there and start somewhere.
---- In Ridgefield ----
-Lived out of his car for a while, and searched around for a job to start trying to make more money.
-Met a woman, Ingrid, while job hunting. She got him a job at Modoc gym as a janitor. It eventually came to light that she knew his brother, and she gave him his contact.
-Mateo reached out, and while their reunion was rocky to say the least, Iago agreed to let Mateo stay with him for a while to get back on his feet.
-Mateo meets Lorena when she rear-ends up, cue the start of an unexpected friends with benefits relationship.
-On New Years Eve 2019, Mateo and Lorena go out to Camp Baron to light fireworks. Things get heated, but Mateo's silver necklace burns Lorena, whom was recently infected by a hyena. She proceeds to shift and attack Mateo, leaving him bloody in a tree.
-Mateo calls for Iago to come rescue him. Upon arriving, Iago explains what shifters are, and that he is one as well, and that Mateo could possibly be infected. The brothers fall into an argument, which results in a fist fight, which results in Iago shifting and tearing Mateo's arm off.
-Mateo heals, regrows the arm, and in a week's time, Ingrid (unexpectedly) takes him out for his first shift to discover what species he is. Congrats, it's a lion!
-Since then, Mateo has been working through the rocky relationship with Iago, the struggle of being under watch by Ingrid and the feelings between himself and Lorena all while trying to find balance with the cat and maintaining some semblance of the human life he'd just begun to get the hang of.
-Very significant accent, though he tries to make himself understood.
-English is very clearly his second language
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