"Michael, that man over there is talking to himself; see that scary guy over there? Well, who is he? What's his name?." Kay to Michael Corleone about Luca Brasi
Luca Brasi is one of Don Vito Corleone’s personal enforcers. Brasi is portrayed as slow-witted and brutish, but his ruthlessness and his unwavering loyalty to Don Corleone means he is both feared and respected. Fluent in Italian and able to handle himself in any fight, he has a dark reputation among the underworld as a savage killer. Vito Corleone describes Luca Brasi (and later Al Neri) as a “man who goes around life with a sign that says ‘kill me’ painted on, this makes everyone want to kill him, but yet no one can. Eventually this man finds someone who doesn’t want to kill him and fears that this man is the only one who can kill him”.