Close Up: Alejo Crowgino.villablanca
It might be helpful to read about the Fanhunter Universe before reading this article. Find the first article here.
Pope Alejo Crow the First, the librarian formerly known as Alejo Crow, believes that he is possessed by the spirit of Philip K. Dick.
While this might initially seem harmless, he has conquered half the world and forbidden all kinds of fun and culture. A charismatic dictator who managed to close the Vatican due to a “termite infestation” (although it is rumored that he offered the Swiss guard less-ugly uniforms), he coolly rules the world from his Neo-Vatican facilities in Barnacity. Anyone who opposes his views is taken care of by his fun-hating police force, the Fanhunters.
Pope Alejo is a master of the dark powers of Pichurrina*. As a devout follower of Dick, he manipulates reality to reflect the teachings of Dick. And he’s got the power to do it.
In the Fanhunter universe Pope Alejo is the big bad. The big bad we’re out to fight, except he already won. Which complicates things.
*It surrounds us and penetrates us; it binds many things together… It’s everything and nothing, like some sort of magic, you know? We don’t need to go into detail just yet.