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Cleo Zlatko
Zlatko Emblem
Personal data
Title "Gold"
Alias Cleo Oralie
Age 16
Gender Female
Emblem Zlatko Emblem
Species Human
Occupation Leader of Team CBLT
Beach Academy Student
Signal Academy Student (formerly)
Morality Good
Living status Alive
Additional info
Origins
Place of origin Vale
Appearance
Hair color Silver blonde
Eye color Dark red
Skin color Average
Relationships
Love interest Garnet Tyler
Relatives Alyson Zlatko (mother; estranged)
Cameron Zlatko (maternal uncle)
Yvonne Princeton (godmother)
Team
Partner Garnet Tyler
Friends Seth Blaine, Lyla Lapis
Powers and skills
Semblance Burning Light
Powers Fire manipulation, light generation
Skills Combat training, swordsmanship
Weapon Chrysós Drákos
Weaknesses Water, pure darkness

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Production notes
Created by ShadowSpirit020
Appearances The Start of CBLT
She was never a mother to me. She was just a person who carried me and gave birth to me. Uncle Cameron is my real parent. He raised me, not her.
Cleo Zlatko

Background

Childhood

Cleo was born to Alyson Zlatko but was shortly left with Cameron after she was born. She was then adopted by Cameron and raised by him since her mother pretty much abandoned her.

Growing up, Cleo formed a hatred to her mother for leaving her and not caring and vowed to not become a Huntress. But soon word got out that Alyson had a child and pretty soon pressure began to come to her which almost caused her to snap.

Her mother went missing when she was around six years old, but Cleo didn't care much, since her mother abandoned her she always thought why she should care. At age 13, Cameron gave Cleo Christian Anderson - the last of the Zlatko family weapons - and began to teach her how to use it both with and without using the Zlatko family Semblance, Burning Light.

One day, the pressure of her becoming a Huntress like her mother got too much, and she broke down and told Cameron about it. He helped her out saying she didn't have to go because of Alyson, she could go for her or for the Zlatko family. A few days after her breakdown, she decided to go to Signal - not for her mother - but for Cameron and the Zlatko family. Like her mother, Cleo excelled and graduated early letting her go to Beacon Academy a year early.

Forming Team CBLT

Following the Beacon Academy Initiation, Cleo was partnered up with Garnet Tyler. Together they were partnered up with Fanus partners, Seth Blaine - King Cobra Fanus - and Lyla Lapis - Wolf Fanus - and formed Team CBLT with Cleo as the leader, though she had tried to decline adding that she was not leader material and that she was the youngest member. With help from her team and Professor Ozpin, and her uncle, she accepted her position.

Just a day after, rumors began to spread as people had heard of Alyson disappearing but some thought it was her fault, the people not knowing that Alyson was her mother.

RWBY characters