Pascao is the undisputed leader of the Runners. Along with Day, he is very physically skilled. He has dark skin, pale gray eyes, and short curly hair. Pascao is known for making the best out of a bad moment and usually to be cheery and happy. He hints an attraction to Day throughout the book and has feelings for him.
When Pascao was 10, he almost failed his Trial when he stumbled on his physical jump. However, the soldier who was supposed to record it took pity on him and let it go, thus making him pass his Trial. He had two little sisters who failed their Trials and died, making him the only child left in his family.