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Arturo Roman is a minor antagonist in Money Heist. He used to be the Director at the Royal Mint of Spain, but lost his job after the Heist Team's successful robbery. After the time-skip, he purposefully became one of the hostages again to relish in the fame of being a victim.
He is played by Enrique Arce.
Arturo is a coward who tries to escape from severe consequences by letting others do the deeds, putting the other hostages into danger, as he tried to sell the hostages out when Denver pointed a gun at him. He's also a huge attention seeker, as seen in Parts 3 and 4 where he explicitly states that he wants to be the hero who saves all of them.
Arturo is also a decent manipulator, keeping all the hostages against the Heist Team despite them offering better treatment if they cooperated, as he successfully masterminded the first escape attempt (though he later unsuccessfully went back on them to save his own life). He was also doing this in the second heist up to a degree, until Amanda and Manila exposed him as a rapist.
In addition, he's revealed to be a misogynistic narcissist and feels entitled to women's bodies, making use of them to satisfy his own needs by giving them sleep-inducing anxiety pills, as well as emotionally manipulating Monica into keeping their child and betray Denver during the first heist.
Arturo was married, but having an affair with his secretary, Mónica Gaztambide, and she got pregnant with his son. Arturo constantly got in trouble with the robbers.
Arturo is one of the hostages sent on the roof with Moscow and Denver to get some air. Arturo ends up overhearing that Denver had shot Monica sending him into a fury. In said fury, he is waving around a fake gun given to him by the robbers, so Denver and Moscow get on their knees as other hostages panic. In the confusion, the police believe that Arturo is a robber about to execute hostages. Raquel Murillo, the lead inspector, orders the sniper to shoot, only aware of Arturos identity immediately afterwards.
When Inspector Raquel Murillo enters the Mint to verify the safety of all the hostages, she speaks with Arturo. During their conversation, she apologizes to Arturo for ordering the shot that hit his shoulder. After meeting with Raquel, Arturo speaks to Mercedes Colmenar. Mercedes shows and gives Arturo a pair of scissors she stole while checking on her student with Berlin. Later during the check-up, Arturo convinces Alison Parker to hide, but the plan fails.
While getting Monica, he finds out that she and Denver are in a relationship. This enrages Arturo leading them to fight. Eventually, when Denver has his back turned, Arturo stabs Denver with dull scissors he got from Mercedes Colmenar. The scissors did nothing to Denver, and Arturo takes completely turns from being angry and confident to scared and sorrowful. To prevent Denver from hurting him, Arturo snitches on the escape plan.
Alison tells Arturo that the security door to the mint takes 4 seconds to open. Arturo realizes they can escape if they replace a real gun with one of the fakes brought by the robbers. Arturo sneaks out of the hostages' work room, past Nairobi, and into the room they store the guns.
When Denver is alone, the hostages confront him. Denver pulls out his gun and Arturo pulls out his. Shortly after, Denver realizes his is fake and Arturo holds him at gun point, after which he is then knocked down by Monica and comes to the conclusion that Monica has betrayed them.
They report the find to Tokyo and Rio who give them a sledge hammer to continue. The police had believed that Arturo and the other 5 hostages were the robbers trying to escape into the sewer. With this, Arturo is freed from captivity from the Royal Mint of Spain.
Arturo's affair is made public and his wife end up leaving him with the kids, who refuse to be associated with him anymore. He subsequently loses his job as the Director.
Three years later, Arturo is now a motivational speaker with TED talks across Europe, and wildly famous. When the crew returned to Spain to rob the Bank of Spain, Arturo approached the building and ran inside when the entrance doors were about to close, becoming a hostage again. He tried to manipulate other hostages to go against the robbers, much like in the previous heist. This time, however, the attempts were marred by his predatory behavior towards women, as he drugged and raped Amanda and later tried to do the same to Manila, at which point Arturo is captured and imprisoned by Matias and Manila.
Arturo later escapes from his binds and captures the Armory, involving several hostages. As he confronts Stockholm and her Team, she tries to talk him down into surrendering, but he attempted to shoot them without realizing the guns have no ammo in it. He's quickly shot by Stockholm as she later calls the ambulance on him due to the Professor's no-kill plan.