Ivan ❝Vans❞ Concord-Son of Thanatos -Reaper On A Whim Age= 14 but technically 17 Height= 5'11 Weight= 127 lbs Sexuality= Straight Relationship Status= Single Health Status= Healthy Nationality= American Species= Demigod Main Weapon= Sickle and Jackknife – ❝Memento mori - Remember your mortality. Remember you will die.❞
"I don't want peace, I just want peace and quiet, maybe."
God is gracious harmony
14, but technically 17
November 1, 1998
Later, the scientists came to know about the herald of Nyx, Death. Embracing death as a deliverance, the scientists began a massive project to gather the shadows, hoping to resurrect Death, and subsequently, summoning Nyx. In the last stages of the experiment, however, one of the lead scientists voiced out his silent rejection of the belief and interrupted the experiment. As a result, Death was forcefully separated into twelve parts. The remaining shadows along with Death would later go berserk, destroying the facilities and created the phenomena of the Dark Hour and Tartarus.
Jeanne Arc Concord was as ordinary as any other American living in Las Vegas, Nevada. She's got a good life as a single lady in her rather big house. She got everything he wanted. Jeanne is a flirt and loves to go on blind dates. She made several boyfriends from some of the blind dates, but eventually ditched them because she easily lost passion. After several attempts (and obviously failures) of finding that one perfect man, there came Thanatos, disguised as a handsome mortal man. It all started from small talk. Getting bigger. Eventuallly, they fell for each other. There's something about this man, she thought. Confirmed. She found the perfect man she needed for life.
And they realized a baby was swimming in her womb. Yup, she's pregnant after a one night stand at her house. But, as most gods do to their partners, they leave when they expect to have a child. Jeanne poured all of her energy to find Thanatos every single day, hoping to find him, bring him back and marry him. But she didn't succeed. She searched whole Las Vegas, but no sign of him. Depression immediately smashed her on the head and hr heart was sliced in half. She was so sad. On November 1st, 1998, she gave birth to a bouncing baby boy which she named Ivan. Despite a bit angry because Thanatos left her, she treated Ivan as her only memory of him and swore to take care of him.
Ivan grew up a wild child, causing trouble both at school and home, but that's what Jeanne even love her son more. He loved Ivan's careless personality and lets him do what he wants without supervision, which led to his "I can do what I want" attitude. Everything went absolutely well at the Concord household, but their happiness was cut short by a terrible tragedy.
When Ivan was nine, they were walking down a rather very dark street after they met one of Jeanne's former college friends. It was dead quiet and no people passed by. They reached a fair distance in the street when a few criminals, ranging from 5 to 9, ambushed them. Jeanne quickly pulled Ivan to her side as the criminals pointed their guns at them. Ivan shifted his head to his right and saw a bunch of children about the same age as him crying and caged in large metals bars, their clothes were tattered and dirty. They were drooling, indicating they were hungry. They were actually kidnapped children, forced to do what the criminals want.
One of the criminals, without hesitation, pulled the trigger and shot down Jeanne, right at the head. Upon falling down, two of them grabbed the crying and wailing Ivan. dragged him and locked him to the cage with the other kids. What did they do to Jeanne's corpse? They just dumped it under a massive pile of trash at the corner. No one ventured much in these parts, including the police and garbage collectors so no one would actually notice a dead body decomposing. Well, the smell of her body mixed with the odor of the trash so it fits.
Seeing they hauled another child in the mix, they put on gas mask and gassed all of them, putting them to sleep. A while later, a hi-jacked truck arrived at the place, where they put the cage full of kidnapped children. They also stepped up in the truck's container to secure the kids as they drove off and got out of Las Vegas, no sweat. They drove across the country and their wheels brought them to the Big Apple: New York City.
Ivan, along with the other kids, grew up as slaves, doing juvenile crime for the big boys. They were forced to steal money and food from unsuspecting victims. They were given little food to eat and they were treated like hogs or dogs. Ivan still retained his happy personality, but under that personality lies grief and anger. Grief for his mother's death and anger for his mother's killers which were right in front of him. He couldn't stand up for himself and let justice take over, but he was scared they might kill him on the spot. He all kept it to himself while keeping a calm demeanor as a front. Of course he thought on having revenge, but this was a long term plan. Surprisingly, Ivan is the one who worked hard the most out of all of them, but of course he was only forced to do this.
When he hit fourteen, an empousa jumped out of nowhere and flashed its claws on the frightened Ivan. He didn't make any more thoughts and ran for it. Of he ran in the bustling roads of New York, trying to keep a very good distance away from the "chicken lady", as what he had called it. Being deprived of breakfast that day and the dinner before that, he was hungry and slower. Eventually, the empousa caught up with him and clawed him on the arm. He yelped as he witnessed the harpy being hit by a taxi. He saw this as an opportunity and hurried off. Upon reaching his "home", which was a run down warehouse, he collapse. His eyes stared at the bloody corpses of his friends, all sprawling on the floor. One of them was still gasping for air, so one of the criminals shot him to death. Then he pointed his gun at Ivan. But he was held off. He was told he was the "star student" and he wasn't involved in the children's revolt, which led to their deaths. They decided to bring him back to Las Vegas, where they will continue their criminal acts. Ivan, still scared by everything that happened, reluctantly followed them. He still kept all of his anger to himself. He was bound in chains as he was loaded to the truck. Upon arriving, they made him do dirty work again as they played poker and all gambling stuff.
As he was roaming around the streets of Las Vegas, he was attacked by another empousa. As usual, he ran for it. He found himself standing at the front doors of the Lotus Casino and Hotel. He figured the empousa won't come in this place as it seemed weird for something hideous like that to come in play. And no one seems to mind a poor teenager going in so he went inside. You know what happened next. He was offered with a Lotus Flower, ate it and entered a trance like everybody else inside. He actually stayed there for three straight years. Why did Thanatos didn't do a thing about it? He wanted to keep him out of trouble. When he hit seventeen, which was a good enough age, he talked him out of the trance. Still wondering who the heck the voice came from, he got out of the casino for the first time in three years.
A satyr happened to pass by and smelled Ivan's demigod scent. He immediately talked to him about everything he didn't know, which he didn't believe. But when he remembered the "chicken lady" attack three years ago and when he saw the satyr's goat legs, he was awestruck and finally believed it was all real. So the satyr took him to Camp Half-Blood back at New York, while toppling down the monsters along the way. They finally arrived at camp, where he was claimed by Thanatos after the evening muster.
"In Greek mythology, the personification of death. He was the son of queen night Nyx and twin brother of Hypnos. Thanatos is sometimes depicted as a young man carrying a butterfly, wreath or inverted torch in his hands. He sometimes has two wings and a sword attached to his belt."
A celestial bronze sickle A jackknife (spare weapon)
Offensive, close-range combat
Defensive, pole-arm weapons, heavy weapons
Quests Been On
Children of Thanatos can materialise a scythe, made up of astral energies, to use as a weapon but only for a short time.
Children of Thanatos can bend shadows around them, concealing them for a short time.
Children of Thanatos can sense any death, mortal or monster.
Children of Thanatos can communicate with the souls of the recently deceased.
Children of Thanatos are able to enchant weapons with Soul-damaging powers, the effect only lasts for a short time.
Children of Thanatos are able to see the lifespan of others, but are forbidden to speak of it.
Children of Thanatos have the ability to Shadow Travel, a sort of teleportation; the further the distance, the more energy drained.
Children of Thanatos are able to call forth recently dead spirits to aide them for a short time.
When fighting, children of Thanatos are able to gain a small amount of health every time they deal damage to their opponents.
Children of Thanatos are able to surround themselves in dark power which greatly boosts attack and defense. However, the act of surrounding takes time and the user is vulnerable during it.
Children of Thanatos, though unable to use this power to directly kill, can use it to drain enough life force out of those around them, that they are too weakened to fight back for a very short time, from a few seconds to a few minutes. However, while the user is doing this, they are incapacitated and it drains them considerably.
Children of Thanatos can use astral energies to make anything, besides just scythes, nothing larger than 2 to 3 times the size of the user, for a short time.
General & Misc Info
The moment man devoured the fruit of knowledge, he sealed his fate... Entrusting his future to the cards, man clings to a dim hope. Yet, the Arcana is the means by which all is revealed... Beyond the beaten path lies the absolute end. It matters not who you are... Death awaits you.
–Nyx Avatar, Persona 3
Death to those who have chosen to walk the fool's path.
–Ameno-sagiri, Persona 4
Meaning of Sign
Element = Water Ruling Planet = Symbol = The Scorpion Birth Stone =