Leonardo Da Vinci
|Birthdate:||April 15, 1452|
|Occupation:||Painter, sculptor, architect, musician, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist and writer|
|Father:||Piero da Vinci|
|Portrayed by:||Tom Riley|
|First Appearance:||The Hanged Man|
Leonardo da Vinci (April 15, 1452 — May 2, 1519) is the title character and central protagonist of the Starz Original Series: Da Vinci's Demons. He is an Italian Renaissance painter, sculptor, architect, musician, scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist, and writer. He is portrayed by actor Tom Riley.
Leonardo da Vinci is a troubled genius, one who is hungry for knowledge but frustrated that he has not yet found his true calling. He is represented as a bastard who grows up as a peasant, and somebody who opposes religion and religious notions—consequently, he is a social outcast.
While his genius is uplifting, it also has a destructive component—both to him and the world at large. As a bastard, he yearns for legitimacy; most notably with his father. He is haunted by the absence of his mother, and the mystery surrounding her disappearance. He yearns profoundly to be able to draw her face, as it is the only thing he has [partially] seen that he is unable to draw. Wounded by his father’s disdain, he looks for a surrogate father in both Verrocchio and the Turk.
Da Vinci is learned, but not yet wise. He will come to realize that personal sacrifice is often necessary for the greater good and will make sacrifices for both Florence and those he loves.
Lover of: Lucrezia Donati
Leonardo da Vinci to Andrea del Verrocchio: "The whole point of progress is overreaching."
Leonardo da Vinci to Jacapo Saltarelli : "No one defines me, not Florence's outdated laws...and especially, especially not you."
Leonardo da Vince to Jacapo Saltarelli: "Every kiss sends a message, that one...was goodbye"