Has the ability to redirect and reinforce violence and destruction in others. As the god of both courage and its opposites -- fear, terror and cowardice -- Ares can encourage these attributes as well.
In possession of an intuitive knowledge and skill of weapons that are used for warring purposes; they do not need to train or even have ever seen a weapon in person to know how to use it. Since people are no different to him than swords or guns, he knows how best to weaponize them as well.
Those in committed relationships will find him incredibly attractive. Almost as though the more Love is felt, the more enticing War is. See what Zeus did there?
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Some of his negative traits might’ve led to his divorce. But it’s fine. How aggressive can a nonprofit head be when he meditates every morning and only drinks decaf?
• Was born July 18, 1984 in Dublin, Ireland. His parents were both on the younger side. They’re both dead now, and Casey would say they kicked it in the wrong order. Fiona was the nicer one. He barely remembers her, and he still knows that with certainty.
• Essentially grew up with his cousins. He wouldn’t go so far as to say they were like brothers to him. Except in the sense that having brothers meant there was always someone in the house to fight with, but that would’ve been true even without them. Casey still had his dad, after all.
• He learned how to fight at a young age, but he couldn’t tell you exactly how he learned. But he was always good at it, and he always enjoyed it. Maybe a bit too much. Maybe way too much. Some might say he was a bully, but in his defense… nah, he was a bully.
• Took an interest in boxing because he wanted to fight people who actually stood a chance. Turned out, even with training and skill and determination, they still didn’t stand a chance. But that really helped bolster Casey’s career. Undefeated boxers are fun. People want to defeat them, and people want to see them defeated.
• Casey got married around the same time he was starting to get big. His career was highly successful, and highly profitable. He thought his marriage was both as well. But when Ex explained her reasons for wanting a divorce, she cited his career specifically. He enjoyed the violence too much. It scared her. She didn’t love him anymore because of it.
• Oddly enough, Ex lost custody of their children. It was almost like when she tried to fight him, she gave him permission to completely annihilate her.
• Since boxing did play a part in messing up his life, Casey switched gears after the divorce. He retired at a career high, and as such, is still able to use his name and status for profit. Brand deals and endorsements pay well. And he uses that excess to help others, because why wouldn’t he?
• He runs a charity that assists first responders and their families. It isn’t a good idea to interfere with Casey’s interests.
• His three children rule him.
• Why lie? If the truth hurts, relish in the pain.
• Is 6’1”
• Meditates in the morning. Works out at night. One more vigorously than the other.
• Whiskey drinker. Obviously.
When would you like your character to receive their powers?
I can be easy breezy with this, no problem. I mean, there’s a part of me that says the sooner the better, but really, it’s funny to imagine Ares without all his fun war powers yet. I’m awful.
Zeus will be giving your character their powers. Do you have a preference as to how involved that process is?
Because I don’t mind waiting for powers, I think a log would be fun. I mean, who wouldn’t want a Zeus log? But if this can’t pan out for whatever reason, I have no problem just sorting out the details either. I’m totally easy.
When your character gets their powers, how are you interested in showing this?
Violently. Because...Who has he become? Where can he find something with a nose to break? This poor bloodthirsty bb. Destroying corporate enemies and an ex-wife is not the same as waging war, okay?
How do you anticipate your character reacting to their powers/myth?
Ares is going to have some ~thoughts~ Like, he’s been meditating. He’s charitable. He doesn’t fight anymore. If he doesn’t find himself in the middle of some bloody chaos soon after he gets his powers, I think he might just have an identity crisis.