Baron Samedi is a Loa of the dead and a fun charracter in this book. He sure does like his top hats, cigars, and rum.
Facilier looks very similar to Baron Samedi, the Loa (spirit) of magic, ancestor-worship, and death in Haitian Vodou. Baron Samedi is often described as being very.
Current Cosplay Project for Otakon Baron Samedi genderbend, Baroness Samedi/Lady Baron Samedi