La SeñoritaReal Name
Maria Esperanza Del Escolta (Maria Carmina Esperanza Del Escolta y Gonzales)Nicknames:
o Esperanza (by her friends and family)
o Senyora (by the house workers)
o Ate Carmie (by sisters)Age of Death
19 years oldGender
Female Ethnic Origin
Mestiza (Latino-Asian, Half Spanish-Half Filipino) Place of Origin
A lonely subway station in Boston Species
Demonic ghost Personality
Alive: Being an extroverted person, she is naturally talkative. Growing up from a Filipino family means she is very family-inclined. She’s very charismatic and knows how to put her good looks in use. She may not be considered the prettiest in the family because of her color, but she is the smartest among her three sisters. She knows her way with things.
After death: After she died, she was able to retain some of her extroverted personality. She uses this to her advantage to engage the victim into talking with her and trusting her but being alone in the subway station for so long made her ‘friendly’ demeanor a little rough around the edge. So sometimes, she can overdo it and creep out her victims. She also has the tendency to spill a couple of events from her past life to victims and space out in between conversations (which makes the victims even more suspicious of her). She may seem nice, but she becomes unstable mid-conversation if one chooses to talk to her or listen to her.Sexual Preference
Mother: Carmina Ysabelle Del Escolta
Father: Mariano Ponce Del Escolta
o Josefa Mirabelle Ciriaca Del Escolta y Gonzales
o Maria Carmen Ciriaca Del Escolta y Gonzales
o Maria Candida de Mendiola
o Alessandro Santiago de Mendiola
o Timothy DeanAffiliation
o “78056” / Theresa Olivia Buenvida (Best friend; confirmed by Momoko Minezawa/@heartstella)
o Jane Richardson (Best friend; confirmed by
None as of the moment.Date Of Birth
May 5, 1926Date of Death
April 27, 1945Weight
Approximately 5’4-5’5 Eye Color
Coffee brownSkin Color
Sun-kissed tan with a hint of rosy hue on her cheeksHair Color
Very dark brown (leaning in to black)Fears
She fears that none of her victims would actually be reborn and she’d be left alone forever in the subway station. There would also be rare moments (very rare) wherein she’d be bugged by her conscience and would become scared of the monster she had become because she will suddenly remember parts of her past wherein she would go to the church with her family, pray together every meals, follow the Catholic custom. She also doesn’t want anyone to recognize her as Esperanza Del Escolta from the past but at the same time, she’s scared to be forgotten and fade into nothingness over time.Powers/Abilities
The ability to create powerful and vivid illusions. She can also bend a person’s perception of reality and trick the mind. Once inside her illusions, she’d also be able to trick the mind into believing that time is moving normally. But inside her illusion (and only within the confinements of her illusion), she is able to adjust the time according to her will (change the scenery of the background, the sky, and almost everything around the person). But in real life, everything is still normal and the victim would only have a blank expression on their face.
If the victim is able to escape, they would often think that she controlled time but really, it’s just the illusion.
Esperanza can also manifest herself in her physical form (though not as close as a living human body). She can also vanish into thin air and she can use this to transport herself in a certain place. The only limitation to this skill is she can’t vanish herself and appear at very far places. The illusion can also be easily broken if the victim has a very strong mind. Weapons
: None, except her abilities How S/he kills/wounds in Combat
She would trick the victim and talk her way around with the help of illusions. She’s not really combative but she lures her victims into jumping off the platform and getting hit by a train at the right moments, making it look like suicide. But if worse comes to worse, she will drop the lamp that she hold every single time and create the illusion of an explosion which allows the victim to feel the unbearable pain of the flames.
The only thing is, it doesn’t actually burn the victim’s skin. She waits, watching and taunting until the victim falls of the platform by accident or willingly kill themselves.
But Esperanza, in terms of fighting, has actually no idea how to fight with blades. She’s good at close range fights and trickery but she’s poor when it comes to long distance fighting.Weaknesses
Those with very strong minds are able to resist her. And because she takes pride of her abilities too much, when she lures the victims to death with her lamp, she doesn’t check if her victims are still following her. She would be too preoccupied to her thoughts. She’s very keen to her surroundings and has very good hearing but with proper maneuvering, one would be able to escape safely.
Other than that, the mention of the current date is enough to distract her. She also has a soft spot for children because she yearned to have one when she was still alive. She’s prone to breakdowns and spacing out, which gives the victim enough time to devise a proper plan to escape. Strengths
She’s very skilled when it comes to manipulation, trickery, and sweet talking. Her ability is her most prized possession.Cause of Death
She died because of Suicide Bombing. Months before she left for the Philippines, her husband was already spiraling into madness and obsession and he had been diagnosed with paranoia when he was 15 years old. He was jealous of Esperanza’s best friend, Santiago because her best friend still had feelings for Esperanza and he had read their letters (even though Esperanza is not entertaining him).
Taking inspiration from El Filibusterismo’s Simoun, he created a bomb out of an oil-lamp which is filled with nitro glycerin. He claims that he would not let his ‘Maria Clara’ be tainted with the hands of another man and that the story should not repeat itself. So he gave the lamp to her and with proper connections, he was able to spread gun powder in various parts of the station. The main reason why he created the bomb in the first place instead proceeding with other various ways to kill her is because he’s under the delusion that he is the character Simoun and Esperanza is his Maria Clara.
Added by that, he can’t help but feel guilt eating him up whenever Esperanza talks about politics and the colonization of America to the Philippines, how the country might just be tricking people and wouldn’t actually give their independence, and how the war might not stop. He feels like he’s one to blame whenever she’s worried for her family’s safety because of the on-going war between the countries.
So when the lamp exploded, he died together with Esperanza, thinking that if he couldn’t completely have her, nobody else will and as a way to compensate for his sins. Because of the gunpowder, the explosion intensified, killing everyone in the platform during that day because he thinks that the Americans (including himself) around him is also in charge for his wife’s misery.History
: [Will be linked down below]Place/Type of Residence
: Esperanza is a vengeful spirit (from around the era of World War II) but deep inside, she’s just very lonely, confused and sad about her husband’s betrayal. She still secretly loves her husband despite of what he did and she waits everyday in the platform, holding on to the hope that he would one day be reborn too (even if it’s quite impossible since the husband chose to die).
Often times, you would see her with bloodshot eyes due to decades of mourning. Her tears usually appear like a glowing pearl-like substance. If a normal human attempts to wipe her tears away with their bare hands, it will burn their skin. Her soft demeanor towards children is sometimes her downfall because she would be too enamored into observing the child rather than killing her victim (She was a month pregnant when she died).
She also loves to drink, adapting it from her past life. Her favorite drink is Cherry Cola with a hint of Tequila. She’s also very feminine despite being labeled ‘un-lady’ like during her time. She likes painting her lips with red lipstick and is actually very conscious of how she looks (another downfall for her during battles because she doesn’t like ruining her looks too much). She also knows how to 'ride with the times' and her manner of speaking have become a little modern due to decades of observing the way people talk around her. Theme Song
o This is What Makes Us Girls – Lana Del Rey (Demo) [Her main and overall life theme song]
o 13 Beaches - Lana Del Rey [For her ex-husband, Timothy, and for Esperanza]
o Fine China – Lana Del Rey
o Video Games – Lana Del Rey
o National Anthem - Lana Del Rey Further References
o Esperanza's History: fav.me/dcalhp7
o Esperanza's Creepypasta Story: fav.me/dc9xuj9
o Esperanza's Origin Story: [Writing in Progress)