| The Gladiator |
Earliest Known POD: October-November, 1962
|Type of Appearance:||Direct|
|Nationality:||Italian People's Republic|
Bella Mazzilli was the wife of Cristoforo and the mother of Gianfranco Mazzilli. Her husband was an apparatchik in the Italian Communist Party. By and large, she was content with the benefits of being married to a bureaucrat, accepting the fact that her husband would be only slightly better than average. She expected the same thing from her son, who was only a middling student, although she and her husband couldn't help but remind Gianfranco that their flatmates' daughter, Annarita Crosetti was an excellent student. Nonetheless, she was pleased that Gianfranco grew more studious as he became an avid player of the game Rails across Europe.
Both Bella and Cristoforo Mazzilli were horrified when Annarita's "cousin" Silvio Pagnozzi (actually Crosstimer Eduardo Caruso) "kidnapped" Gianfranco while on a day trip to San Marino. They didn't overtly hold the Crosettis responsible, but the Crosettis knew that the Mazzillis blamed them all the same. Gianfranco's safe return went a long way towards smoothing things over between the families.