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Il Capitano (the Captain)

He is often an outsider who can only support his claims bythe fact that none of the locals know him. He is usually portrayed as a Spaniard, given the fact that for most of the late Renaissance to well into 17th century there was little or no contact between Italy and Spain.

Il Capitano often talks at length about both his military and amorous adventures in an attempt to impress others. However these tales are obviously false and he end s up fooling no one but himself.Although he gets easily carried away with his tales, he would be the first to run away from a battle and he has great difficulty in addressing the opposite sex face to face.

He stands in a most upright posture, with a straight back and very often with one hand in the air and the other on his sword or hip.

Here he is:

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