George RR Martin's Wild Cards Um├ínnUMÁN, JOSE

A Cakchiquel Mayan Ace/Joker in his late-forties, Umán is a shaman - or 'Daykeeper' - with a difference. The entire left side of his body is a kind of living stone covered in a constantly changing series of ancient hieroglyphs. He can give the stone a molten rock texture or solidify it with a thought. Great for killing mosquitoes, but it still makes the simple act of walking an effort.

While he can 'feel' the messages on his skin internally, he doesn't really know what they mean, although those able to read the ancient script claim they're prophecies of the future. Be thankful he's a peaceful man, though. He's got a left hook you won't believe.

Positive attributes - Compassionate, patient, reasonable, wise, strong-willed.
Negative character traits - None.
Main appearances - Marked Cards.
Supporting appearances - None.
In a nutshell - Statuesque.
Random quote - 'I will not see our people vanish.'