Note: This page only covers Matteo in his villainous depiction in the second season's second half, which mainly revolves around his ambition of becoming a singer that he ends up destroying his relationship with Luna.
Matteo Balsano is one of the deuteragonists in Soy Luna. While normally a selfish yet heroic character, throughout the second half of Season 2, his ambition of becoming a professional singer pushes him away from the people he loves, costing him his Luna, his girlfriend, and escalating to a boiling point his rivalry with her best friend Simón. Thus, he becomes one of the three secondary antagonists (alongside Rey Gutiérrez and Bruno) in the second part of the second season.
He was portrayed by Ruggero Pasquarelli.
- Main article: w:c:hero:Matteo Balsano
Matteo is not a villain in the first season and first part of the second season. Instead, he is a secondary protagonist with anti-heroic qualities because of his arrogant and womanizing personality.
At first, it seems that everything starts out just fine:
Although Matteo is very cocky at times, he is shown to be goodhearted and helps with other people's problems. He is also usually arrogant, but this is a mask to hide his nicer and romantic side, which he often shows when talking to Luna.
Initially he was on Ámbar's side, but when he realizes her true character they break up and he moves to complete his mission - to start a relationship with Luna.
It could be assumed that Matteo is just cocky for show, but he is actually extremely intelligent, and carefully plans before attacking. This is shown when Luna thought she got a D on a test and Matteo quickly approached her in a time of sadness and touched her heart. He is also academically intelligent, and is at least the third best student at Blake South College, after Ámbar and Gastón.
Luna figures that he is a very sensitive and sensible person, and can sometimes be very nostalgic. She also figures that his cockiness and "Chico fresa-ness" is a mask he uses when he moves to a new place to make it easier for himself not to get hurt and to fit in.
- Unnamed mother
- Unnamed father
- Flor - Cousin
- Giussepina - Aunt
- Unnamed grandmother
- Luna Valente (girlfriend)
- Ámbar Smith (ex-girlfriend; former enemy)
- Simón Álvarez (former rival)
- Gastón Perida (best friend)
- Delfi Alzamendi
- Jazmín Carbajal
- Jim Medina
- Yam Sánchez
- Nico Navarro
- Pedro Arias
- Nina Simonetti
- Eric Andrade
- Fernanda (fake relationship)
- Tamara Ríos (former trainer)
- Juliana/Marisa Mint (trainer)
- Matteo is the first main character in the series itself to become a villain through an ambition, but later redeem himself, followed by Ramiro Ponce. Delfi and Jazmín do not count, since they were already villains at the beginning of the series and ended up redeeming themselves.