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Sebastian Valentine

a walking lost and found.

0 · 158 views · located in Icarus Academy

a character in “Icarus Academy”, as played by sher

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    xxxxx NICKNAMESXX..Bas, Flash
    xxxxx GENDERXXXX...(Cis)male
    xxxxx SEXUALITYXX.XBisexual
    xxxxx ETHNICITYXX...American
    AGEXXXXXXXXXX....EighteenXXXX
    GODLY PARENTXxx.HermesXXXX
    ORIGINXXXXXXXX.x.Chicago, ILXXXX
    HEXXXXXXXXXXX .X.#D39540XXXX








personality

Just like you'd expect from a son of Hermes, Sebastian has always been driven by an intense wanderlust and, less admirably, habits of kleptomania. He is a wanderer, explorer and adventurer through and through, leading to a very curious, but almost nosy personality. He's well known for his reckless and rebellious behavior that usually lands him into hot water, but he's also got a silver tongue, using his charm and honeyed words to worm his way out of nearly any situation. He's got a bit of an ego on him though, as all of his Houdini-esque escapes have lead him to believe he's untouchable. He is arrogant and overconfident in his abilities, but he is not entirely as selfish as he may appear to be. On the contrary, he genuinely cares about the "little guy" and will almost always stop whatever he is doing to help someone who would be seen as "lesser" than him.

He has a certain distaste for those who take advantage of others, especially if they are of a higher status or class. He firmly believes that people should be treated equally and refuses to stand for mistreatment against someone who's done nothing wrong. However, he can be a bit of a trickster and enjoys pulling pranks on anyone he can, but especially those he deems "deserves it." Due to his background, he's also quite bitter—even envious—towards those who have a good relationship with their parents.

He's also very distant from most people, as he's used to being alone and would much rather spend time outdoors with his trusty camera, music blasting from his ears, than talk to other demigods. That doesn't mean he's entirely incapable of socializing, however, and he's actually fairly decent at making acquaintances, he just isn't used to having friends. If you do manage to befriend him though, you'll find he's incredibly loyal and there's nothing he wouldn't do for his friends. One of the cons (or pros, depending on who you are) is that he will often try to drag his friends into his troublesome antics, but on the bright side, at least you'll never be bored.


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abilities
PARENTAGE | Hermes, Greek God of Travelers and Thieves.
AEROKINESIS | One of Sebastian's more powerful abilities, he can manipulate and control the air around him, changing the flow the air current or even creating gusts of wind. He must maintain a conscious connection with the air to use this ability, freeing his mind to be "light as air." Due to this ability, he can surround himself with air, almost like a tornado, to protect himself and anyone in close proximity to him. However, he cannot maintain this "air shield" for long, as it physically and mentally exhausts him, so it usually goes unused.
CLAUDITISKINESIS | A personal favorite of Sebastian's, this ability allows him to manipulate physical and most digital locks of nearly any kind, giving him control of locking and unlocking them just by mere touch. This has its limits though, as he cannot create locks of his own or open locks that require a physical part of the body[ (i.e. a handprint, fingerprint, eye scan, etc.)
ENHANCED SPEED | Due to his lineage, Sebastian can move faster than the average human, along with most demigods. However, he often has trouble managing his turns in combination with his speed, usually leading to him stumbling or even falling as he tries to come to a halt. As another side effect, his metabolism is quite high and he must consume food more regularly than most to keep his energy up, and if he pushes himself too much he could collapse from energy depletion.
TALARIA | Talaria are the winged shoes gifted to Sebastian by his father, Hermes, which he uses often for his many escapades and adventures. They can return to him if lost by a whistle and have gotten him out of a jam more than a few times. However, the wearer can only use them if they use the word chosen by the owner, which Sebastian has chosen as "Olympian."

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character

STRENGTHS | Sebastian is not only book smart, but incredibly street smart and great at improvising through any situation. He's also got a knack for smooth talking his way through most issues, which can get him out of a jam if need be. For whatever reason, he seems to be incredibly lucky, as most situations that would probably get him hurt or even killed he somehow manages to avoid.
WEAKNESSES | Sebastian can be incredibly stubborn and impulsive, refusing to change his opinions even if there's a compelling argument against them. He's also a very fast paced kind of person, rushing through things rather than thinking about them rationally and would prefer to "wing it" rather than go through all the slow, boring steps of some complicated plan. Also due to his rebellious nature, he's almost always on the other end of someone's frustration or even anger, especially if it's someone with a complete opposite personality to his own. This isn't intentional, it's just the way he's always been and it'll be extremely difficult to break out of the habit.
FEARS | Try as he might to keep it hidden, Sebastian has an almost crippling fear of abandonment and is terrified that one day he'll wind up dead with no one to care or mourn him. The very idea of being a nobody repels him and he does whatever he can to make sure people notice him, even if the attention ends up being negative.

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background

Sebastian was born under unique circumstances, being the result of a one night stand during a particularly quiet night in the windy city. She was a beautiful young woman with an insatiable wanderlust, leaving it hardly a surprise that Hermes would be attracted to someone with such similarities to himself. However, Aurora was not one to settle down and she was hesitant to have a child that could hinder her life, but could not bring herself to give up the child that had been created by a magical night. This didn't stop her intense urge for travel though, leading to an irregular childhood for Sebastian.

He spent most of his life on the road, living in motels and his mother's old station wagon, never gaining any permanent connections with kids his age and eventually was pulled out of school altogether and homeschooled instead. This caused him to be a lonely kid and he began to act out in spite, that started from stealing small things from shops to eventually graffitiing the back alley walls. It was around this time that he discovered his abilities, which lead to his most dangerous attempt at attention; trespassing in someone's house. He soon was caught but due to him being underage, he was only briefly detained before being issued a warning and released back into his mother's custody. This was the final straw, his mother had enough of his antics and sent him to live with her parents, who were very strict and expected him to follow their every rule.

Of course, being a defiant twelve year old child, he refused and his rebellious nature seemed to get even worse. He continuously snuck out of the house late in the night to explore the city and even found himself amongst a group of like-minded outcasts who chastised his family situation and offered a place among them whenever he needed a place to stay.

He finally had some semblance of friends, and perhaps even a family, and he began to disappear from his grandparent's house more and more often. But he only got to spend a year with them before his mother showed up one day to her parents' home, with a man accompanying her. At first, Sebastian thought nothing of it, he had seen many men around his mother and spent many nights in a separate hotel room because of it. But this was different, as he would soon learn, as he was then informed that the man was his father and he was sat down in the living room where the information was spilled before him. He was more angry than surprised, as his parents were the very reason he experienced his childhood the way he did. His father attempted some sort of apology, but it fell upon deaf ears until he finally heard about the academy his parents were going to send him to.

He expressed his frustration of being sent to yet another place, believing it was some elaborate plan to get rid of him forever. He then bitterly decided he had no other choice, but after some time, his father managed to reassure him that it was an attempt to give him a place where he could be among those like him. It barely worked, but it was enough to convince him to go. As a gift, as well as an apology for his absence, Hermes gave him a pair of winged shoes and an olive branch with a note on it, (a small joke in reference to Athena as well as his attempt of reconnection) with instructions on how the shoes worked. Sebastian was reluctant, but decided he would listen to his father and give the academy a chance. So far, he's been entertained enough to stay, and thus he remains there among the rest of the demigods.


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So begins...

Sebastian Valentine's Story

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Astrid glanced up from where she sat tortiously poking at her food as if to make it appear that she had actually ate something on her plate. For the first time in a few months the Mess Hall seemed happy - normal. There were smiles upon the faces of the other students and it seemed as if they too were cherishing their last moments at the Academy. How morbid. It had been a few days since Headmistress Galarius announced that one of their sister academies in the states had been attacked, it was the sixth one this month. One by one safe havens for demigods were slowly being picked from the Earth like ripe fruit from a tree. It was only a matter of time before Icarus joined the list. If the academies and camps being attacked were not worse enough, the line to the Gods had seemingly been shut off. Astrid hadn’t heard from her father since early March, and she’d be lying if she told herself it had not been slowly eating away at her. Just in the past few years her relationship with Thor had slowly begun to grow, and their chats soon became something of a weekly ordeal to Astrid’s enjoyment. She was grateful for her father’s interest as some Gods weren’t so interested in the lives of their children. It was then when Astrid approached Headmistress demanding they do something - it was a very Astrid thing to do. At that point, doing anything other than be sitting ducks would be beneficial in her mind. Of course it took some convincing, Galarius wasn’t just going to send her students to certain death. Thankfully, Astrid was able to ask around and recruit some of her fellow senior classmates with the help of Headmistress - a few choice ones she would’ve left out if it was her choice but Galarius insisted. And so here they were. There last night at Icarus for possibly, forever. Headmistress had taken the chosen few aside, she had arranged for a pilot to take them to Trondheim, Norway in the morning. In which the gateway to Asgard resided. She believed it best if they tried seeking out the Norse realm first as they seemed the most attached to their children. Not to mention it was the closest gate to the world of the Gods from the academy. The idea of a “rescue mission” seemed to give hope to the students left at the Academy and the group had been treated like heroes for the past week after Headmistress announced their mission at the weekly assembly. More than anything Astrid felt as if she was being pampered for her forthcoming death. So forgive her for not exactly being thrilled at their “going away” dinner. “You alright?” She glanced up to the soft voice from across the table. Abel. Perhaps the smartest boy she knew. Astrid suddenly felt a small wave of relief as she realized he was going with, they were going to need that brain of his. “Yeah, just not a big fan of… pork She said with an awkward smile in an attempt to not spill the nervous thoughts that racked her brain. A small wave of confusion wiped over Abel’s face before a small smile settled on it. As if he sensed that she didn’t really want to talk about it. Then again, who knows maybe he was just as terrified as she was.

Abel was. Terrified to say the absolute least. When Galarius approached him with the task he turned her down flat. There were better places for him to be than saving the world, the library for one. He was sure not meant to be on an elite force of demigods that was for sure. Abel couldn’t hold a sword like he could hold a pen and parchment. However, it was something that Galarius said that stuck with him for the next few days. Eating away at his conscious. “Graham, there's nowhere you can be that isn't where you're meant to be”. Damnit. He wasn’t a warrior, he was a scholar. But. What if they had hieroglyphs they couldn’t read? A monster they didn’t know how to kill? Some live-saving mathematical equation? Which they probably wouldn’t but still. He could solve it. So here he was, sitting at the table surrounded by warriors, a qualified team that he definitely didn’t belong to. Thankfully, Headmistress took the stand and distracted him from his thoughts as he focused in as the noise in the mess hall died down. “Students, as you know tonight we say goodbye and goodluck to our best students and our bravest heroes. May you be victorious in your journey and find that you cannot complete these tasks alone, that you will need to share each others strengths to succeed. Καλὴ τύχη!” The students raised their glass repeating back the greek phrase for good luck, Καλὴ τύχη. It was then that the windows in the mess hall simultaneously exploded and all hell broke loose.