SACRED ANIMALS: Serpent, Barn and Eagle Owl, Vulture SYMBOLS: Peaked Helmet, Spear, Shield, Sword
• Like most Greeks, he has a Roman aspect. His is Mars.
• Loves technology and has completely and totally embraced it.
• Has an unhealthy obsession with horror movies of all sorts.
• Prefers motorcycles to cars, but only if they're roadsters. He refuses to ride "crotch rockets."
• Hates strawberries, blackberries, and pomegranates.
• Has a trophy room in his house that has small tokens from every battle he's been in.
• Has not taken a human vessel. His current form is of his own design.
• Recently acquired two rottweiler puppies that he has named Zeus and Hera.
Ares is the son of Zeus and Hera. He views himself as the best child that Zeus and Hera had together and has very little time for the many half breeds created from his father's wanderings on Earth. His favorite sibling is Eris, who has been his companion for many years and accompanies him into battle more often than not. His least favorite is, of course, Hephaestus, the husband of Aphrodite, Ares's long time lover. With her, he has fathered many children throughout his existence as well as with humans, an irony he choses not to discuss as he does not care for his half mortal siblings. He is closest with his twins, Phobos and Deimos. This is due to the fact that they were very much like him. Once they were of age, they were constantly at his side in battle.
Being the God of War, it's only natural that he loves to fight. Even during the time that he had fallen from the eyes of mortals, he still made sure he was part of every major war throughout history. His personal favorite were the Crusades and watching two groups of religious fanatics fighting over who's God was better. At least that's how he viewed it. Throughout the long war, he fought for both sides, and determined that both sides were morons.
Ares followed Columbus over to the "New World," intrigued by the near-instant warfare that ensued when the colonists and explorers came into contact with the people there. Of course he knew that this "New World" was very much not new, but he had also not spent much time with the indigenous people that inhabited the area. He traveled extensively through Central and South America before heading up to North America. He arrived there officially shortly after the pilgrims arrived and hasn't left for any extended period of time since.
He remained in the newly formed colonies for a while, enjoying the battles that ensued during the building of the United States. He was a general in both the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812. He prides himself on helping to make America what it is. He eventually fought on both sides during the Civil War. Ares also fought in both World Wars. During WWI, he was originally fighting with the Russians at the start of the war and moved to different countries throughout the 4 year war. He ended that war wearing the uniform of Greece. It felt good to fight for Greece again. He remained in Greece until WWII started, one of his only extended stays away from the U.S. Again, he donned the uniform of his home country and spent the first couple of years as a General for the Greek Army. Once America joined the fight, he fought with the Americans, returning to his new home. He has continued to fight under the American flag throughout the years, taking part in all major wars and conflicts from Vietnam to the most recent events in the Middle East.
Today, Ares has taken a break from the current fighting overseas and has settled in Charleston, SC with Aphrodite. He has opened a state of the art gym named The Palaestra; which focuses more teaching the numerous forms of hand to hand combat and the proper techniques for the use of any, and all, weaponry.
DEITY PHYSIOLOGY: Superhuman strength, speed, agility and stamina. Immune to all human diseases, poisons and all toxins. Can only be harmed/killed with weapons specifically created to kill a god, or a being older and stronger than himself.
TELEPORTATION: Can teleport anywhere on Earth with only a thought.
INVISIBILITY: Able to hide his presence from any being not more powerful than himself.
BESTOWAL: Can bond with a human, enhancing their strength, durability, stamina, and accelerated healing. Can also gift them with a "lite" version of his own powers. Through this pact, he will always be aware of where the person is and the person will be able to summon him if needed.
SHAPESHIFTING: He has the ability to alter his form to whatever he wants to look like.
CONJURATION: He is able to create any item he could ever need or want.
WEAPON MASTER: Has the knowledge and ability to use any weapon that has ever been invented. He excels in the use of spears and swords, though he is quite good with all forms of weaponry.
HAND TO HAND EXPERT: Knows all forms of hand to hand combat. Prefers those of a more offensive nature.
BLOODLUST: Is able to instill a raging bloodlust in people who are already in a heightened emotional state.