Julian Bernardo Marrero Santos is Legend's brother and a performer in Caraval.


Julian is described as young and handsome with golden-brown skin, amber brown eyes, and dark hair. Due to Governor Dragna, he has a thin, jagged scar that runs from his jaw to the corner of his eye. Julian is well-built, every inch of his back is muscled just as his torso is. He has a thick scar that disfigures the space between his shoulder blades, two more scars crossed his lower back as if someone had stabbed him multiple times.


While in character, he was a more careless, laid back, relaxed type, who seemed to care about nothing. Especially not getting someone's name right, as he called Scarlett 'Crimson' throughout the duration of the book. He seemed like he didn't want to get attached to anyone, and disliked, he found that Dante was very untrustworthy for Scarlett. He disappears many times, leaving Scarlett to try and figure things out alone, and comes back with useless information. Later we find out that he is Legend's brother, and he is actually in love with Scarlett. During the Caraval, he was only playing a part given to him. However his love for Scarlett was real, and they made up after the Caraval was over.


Julian is first introduced when Scarlett finds him in the barrel room with her sister, Donatella.

Julian comes from the Santos family of performers. For most of his life Julian looked up to Legend and idolized him, he stated that most of his life he wanted to be Legend. When Julian became a performer he didn't care if he lied or hurt anyone, he just wanted to impress Legend. However, after the incidence with Rosa, he lost faith in everything after that he realized Caraval was no longer the game it once had been, meant to give people a harmless adventure and make them a little wiser. Legend had changed over the years, becoming more of a villain each time he played one that he became a villain in real life.

A few months before Julian met Scarlett he decided to leave but Legend persuaded him to give him another chance and stay.



  1. Caraval, Page 390

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Scarlett DragnaDonatella DragnaJulian SantosLegendCount Nicolas d'ArcyPaloma DragnaMarcello Dragna
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