NAME: Leila Nasir NICKNAMES:Leila APPARENT AGE: 32 DATE OF BIRTH: April 28, 1984
PB: Hannah Simone MARITAL STATUS: Single SEXUALITY: Heterosexual
OCCUPATION: Bail Bondsman (what used to be old school Bounty Hunting), partners with Lancelot CURRENT RESIDENCE:Sherwood, New York
NAME: Ren CONTACT: firstname.lastname@example.org TIME ZONE: Eastern time zone
LIKES: Spends a lot of time people watching, can match Robin Hood with a bow and arrow, likes spicy food and astrology. DISLIKES: Greed and jealousy, liars and cheats and those that steal from those less fortunate.
Leila is usually quiet and calculating. Much like her original initiation into the Robin Hood stories, she spoke very little. When she is in a comfortable environment with people she can trust, her guard breaks down and she opens up. She is all about going after the next mission with a clear head, not open for distractions. When she is in the zone, she is ready to kick some ass and go out for a stiff drink after. It doesn't mean she lacks empathy or love. She is very capable of both.
One thing that never changes is her dedication. If she is on your side she is an asset. The opposing side has a force to be reckoned with. The great thing about being part of such an old legend is the rich family it has given her. No matter that her incarnation is much newer, the legend of Sherwood Forrest and it's leader is one that has stood the test of time. She has been adopted into it as if she was there from the beginning. Leila's respect for Robin will never fade, and while her image has changed and morphed into a more modern adaption, she is and always be one of the boys.
HEIGHT: 5'8 WEIGHT: 175 (all muscle) HAIR: Dark EYES: Brown
Leila is tall, and made of pure muscle. She can box, has a black belt in karate, has regular sword fighting classes (in between jobs) and archery. She has a killer right hook and can wrestle a ten foot giant if she had to. She is built solid, and can still sport a fancy dress for an evening out.
Leila's appearance is deceiving to most because they expect this tall, sexy looking woman to be a super model and she does not care for beauty in the same sense others do. She is the very serious sort (though she can crack a joke and get rowdy with the right group of friends at bar) when it comes to a job.
While the tale of Robin and his Merry Men dates back to the fifteenth century, the Saracen is a much newer edition to the Robin Hood legends. In fact, as early as the twentieth century. Robin of Sherwood kicked off in the 80's giving birth to the original Saracen of lore, with the title character Nasir, a deadly ex-assassin from The Middle East. In previous legends there were literally hundreds of Merry Men, but with there being no such character previous in any of the original film adaptions, the writers took a chance, and in turn created their "own legend".
Nasir's history as of Sherwood described him as a professional assassin captured by Simon de Belleme, a European crusader prior to 1195. Belleme used black magic to seize control of Nasir's mind, making him an evil henchman, used to kill Robin Hood. However, with Robin's tactical skill, and undying persistence, he escapes death, and free's Nasir from the spell when the Baron is slain. Nasir in turn has a newfound resepect for Robin after a crucial sword fight. He joins the band of Merry Men on plight to fight for the rights of the common people of England.
After Nasir, the character took on many new adaptions in latter editions from the Middle East or a North African Moor. In the most recent translations, the character turned into a Muslim girl disguised as a boy, being transported as a slave into England. She pretends to be her dead brother and is rescued by the gang of outlaws. Like her previous counterparts, Djaq as she is known in this translation joins Robin's band. Where the Moor was freed from prison, a man of faith and philosophy, Djaq is knowledgeable in chemistry and medicine. She even marries Will Scarlet.
Since the most recent iterations, the modern Saracen takes on the image of a woman, a strong, highly skilled professional bounty hunter. Being still very young in her history, Leila expects that her "legend" has stuck for future generations.