Name: Juana Núñez
Apparent Age: Early 70s
Build: Stout and shapely
Hair Color: Gray
Eye Color: Dark brown
Tribe: Uktena (PB 2)
Physical Appearance/Distinguishing Characteristics:
Mrs. Núñez is a force to be reckoned with, a tiny, gray screech owl of a woman who's the terror of neighborhood children and dogs alike, and a devoted gossip who knows everything about everybody in town. Her diminutive height is inversely proportional to the size of her personality, which is comprised of equal parts outlandish humor, take-no-bullshit toughness, having high standards for everything (manners, dress, cooking, competence, you name it), being juuuuuuuuust a little bit racist when it comes to white people, and giving precisely zero fucks.
Despite her age, Juana is remarkably strong, the result of decades spent working as a nurse at St. Joseph Hospital in Eureka. Like her granddaughter Mitch, she's a snappy dresser, though her look is significantly more feminine. She's deeply loyal to her faith, family, and the memory of her late husband; to this day, she wears her wedding ring.
Obvious Merits/Flaws: Gossip, Self-Confident
- Juana first came to Newberry Glen as a young bride with her husband Eduardo, a Philodox who was a member of the sept until his death in 2002.
- She has been active in her church for nearly fifty years, though she's known to believe just as strongly in magic and the hearth wisdom of her culture as she does in Jesus.
- Prior to Eduardo's death, he and Juana went dancing every week and competed in ballroom tournaments at the regional level.
- Her cooking, while delicious, can be dangerous for those without the tolerance for chiles; she routinely includes ghost peppers in her recipes.
- Prior to coming to the United States with her husband, Juana was affiliated with a drug cartel in Mexico City.
- Juana saved the life of the sept's Master of the Rite in the 1970s by performing CPR for over fifteen minutes after a rite involving an electricity spirit went badly wrong.