Michael Bellini was a twenty-four year-old dockworker at Tiger Bay, Cardiff, turned inadvertent time traveller.

History[edit | edit source]

Coerced by his friends and coworkers, Michael went on a date with Maggie Jenkins to the Capitol Cinema on Queen Street, where they watched a double bill of Destination Moon and The Day the Earth Stood Still. They had then gone for a milkshake at Mario's on Caroline Street, where he tried to do an impersonation of Richard Burton, through Maggie laughed that it sounded more like Paul Robeson with a cold. His coworkers laughed that he "Didn't even get [his] hand in her blouse".

One night in 1953, Michael, along with his coworkers - Frank, Wilf and Hassan - were ordered to unload a crate from the Facklaträfat with the promise of extra pay.

As the crate was being unloaded, it exploded with a flash of light and a force great enough to rock the ship towards its starboard. The crate contained a sphere of tachyon radiation recently discovered in the Arctic and Bellini was doused with tachyon radiation. He travelled to 1941, into the midst of the London Blitz, then to an unspecified time at the Cardiff hospital where Owen Harper worked before joining Torchwood. Bellini was later referred to St Helen's Psychiatric Hospital. An indefinite time later, he travelled to Osaka, Japan, into the bedroom of a five-year-old Toshiko Sato. He was soon discovered by two Vondrax, and teleported away, leaving Toshiko alone.

He then travelled to Basement D-4 of the Hub where he met the 21st century Torchwood team. Each said they recognised him, but he didn't recognise many of them. It is here that he was again confronted by the Vondrax, and with Jack's help, escaped to a time when Gwen Cooper first met Andy Davidson. (PROSE: Trace Memory)

Appearance and personality[edit | edit source]

At 24, Michael was often referred to by his fellow workers as "the lad" or "the boy". He was baby-faced and awkward, with curly black hair and blue eyes. He had a faraway, dreamy look, as if his mind were often elsewhere. (PROSE: Trace Memory)

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