Connie has a very steely outer personality, but if you get to know her, she is actually very nice. She also has a great sense of humor. She does have a very bad temper, if you do one thing to offend her, she will go off like a bomb. She has quick wits, and is very good at quickly analyzing a situation. She doesn't break the rule very much, although if she feels she needs to, she will.
History: Natalie Hockson was walking onto an airplane to fly to New York for a work meeting, because she is a lawyer. She was in business class. In the seat next to her was a man in a pinstriped suit, and he was holding a giant bronze cylinder that flickered with electricity. She wasn't fazed by this, she was a clear sighter mortal, and she had seen much, much stranger things. Then he started muttering to himself, about Olympus and how hard keeping an oath was, and someone named Percy Jackson. Then he noticed Natalie staring at him. He said hi. He noticed that she was looking at the bronze cylinder like she could see what it was. He asked, "Do you know who I am?" She replied, "Well, judging by the sparking bronze cylinders that you can touch without getting shocked, you're not mortal. And I know my Greek mythology very well(after she realized she was clear-sighted, Natalie had studied Greek Mythology in college). My guess is, you're a god?" "That's right," he said, "I am not mortal. I am a god. But can you guess which one?" "I'd say you're Zeus, lord of the sky," Natalie said. Zeus was impressed. He didn't meet many clear sighted mortals, and especially not such...attractive ones. Zeus decided he liked her...a lot. He said, "Yes. I am Zeus. And I would like to show you my hometown: New York. Would you like to come on a tour with me?" "Of course!" Natalie responded. After that, they went on more dates, and were together for about four months before Natalie got pregnant. Then Zeus left her. She understood that he had to go, though. After all, he was a god. He gave her one parting gift: a short Celestial bronze sword. Zeus said to give it to their child, to protect her. Then he was gone. Connie, their baby girl, was born on June 26.
Connie and her mother bonded very closely from the moment Connie could talk. She loved her mother very much. They went on many trips across the country during the course of Connie's time at home. She went on her first airplane at the age of four. At the age of five, in Pre K, Connie was diagnosed with both ADHD and dyslexia. Connie and her mother live in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Connie was a good student, paying attention as best she could with her ADHD, but she still was made fun of by the other kids for being dumb because she couldn't read well. Connie started hiding her feelings from the other kids. Connie started first grade at age 7, but had no monster troubles that year. She didn't have any issues in second grade, either. But at the end of her third grade year, at nine years old, her first monster attacked her. They had gone on a field trip to the museum right across the street from her house, when all of a sudden, her art teacher pulled her aside. Then the teacher started transforming into a winged-chicken-lady (a harpy, she later learned) with wicked claws. She ran across the street, screaming, and she reached home. Her mother heard her, and came out with a bronze sword that she sliced through the harpy. (Zeus had given Natalie a few basic pointers on sword fighting, to protect herself and their child. Along with this, he had also taught her about the world of demigods, and Camp Half-Blood). Natalie then hugged Connie, and told her it would be okay. She gave the sword to her daughter. Connie would not be going to that school next year. The next day, her mother explained to Connie what she really was, and that her father was Zeus, in an effort to help Connie learn how to use her powers. She even told Connie about Camp Half-Blood, but Connie refused to go. (And continued to, year after year)
Connie decided to name the sword Convection, because of something she learned in science. She used her quick wits, her instincts, her growing powers, and her special sword to defeat the monsters during the next few years. For example, in fourth grade, Connie met a Scythian dracaena. She let the instincts that, until then, she didn't know she had, take over. Before long, the dracaena had disintegrated. In fifth she met two telekhines, during swim class. They were very fast in the water, so Connie got out of the pool. The telekhines followed blindly, not realizing what they were doing. Connie led them to the locker room, where she got her sword, and cut them apart. In sixth, she met two fire-breathing horses. These were tough. She ran over to a tree and the horses followed her, then she used wind to slam the horses into the tree. Then she sliced them with her sword. In seventh she met a flock of Stymphalian birds. She ran and grabbed her iPod and blasted some music through her Beats speaker, disorienting them, and while they were disoriented, she electrocuted them. Since they were machines, the electricity short-circuited them. In eighth she met a giant scorpion. This one was scary. She might not have a phobia of spiders, but that didn't mean she had to like them. Connie shuddered, but she got it together after a few seconds. She lured it to a small space, where she cornered it. Connie electrocuted it, then slashed it with her blade. In ninth she met three more fire breathing horses, to which she did the same thing as the first. But then, in tenth, Connie met the biggest, blackest dog she had ever seen, and it had giant claws. She freaked out. She had no idea what to do. She used her (now pretty strong) power over the wind, and her sword, but she just made it angry. She finally managed to distract it with a bolt of electricity, and while it wasn't looking, she slashed through its back right leg. She repeated this with all the legs, so the monster could no longer walk. After a few minutes, it disintegrated. She went home, terrified, and told her mother what had happened. Her mom said, "Connie, I know you don't want to, but now ow you must go to camp, and no complaining. Go pack." Connie packed her stuff, and a few minutes later, they set off in the car.
A few hours later, they arrived at Camp Half-Blood. Her mother walked her to the top of the hill, next to the giant pine at the summit. The view down onto the camp was beautiful. There were Ancient Greek buildings, but they were new! There were satyrs, and what she assumed were other demigods. Connie descended into the valley, and began her new life. She was introduced to the camp director, Alexander the Great. And at the campfire, she was officially claimed by Zeus and settled into the cabin.
- Children of Zeus can manipulate latent electricity in the atmosphere, focusing it into a lightning strike. Static can be seen building up around the target briefly before the strike.
- Children of Zeus have the ability to flow an electrical current into any sort of metal weaponry which will shock anyone it strikes; the current can only be maintained while they are holding the weapon.
- Children of Zeus have the ability to emanate a field of electrical static which stuns anyone nearby for a short time. They cannot move while maintaining the field.
- Children of Zeus can launch a powerful gust of wind in all directions, repelling attacks and potentially sending enemies flying.
- Children of Zeus are innately immune to electrocution.
- Children of Zeus can communicate with and command birds.
- Children of Zeus are innately stronger during severe weather, and are less inhibited by wind and precipitation.
- Children of Zeus's bodies give off harmless levels of electricity that can power or short-circuit electronics if they wish.
- Children of Zeus need much less oxygen to survive, letting them breathe normally at high altitudes or hold their breaths for long periods.
- Children of Zeus have the ability to control the winds to hover or fly, however, the longer they fly the more it drains them.
- Children of Zeus have the ability to call upon the winds to speed their movements or attacks; this can also be used oppositely to slow the movements or attacks of others.
- Children of Zeus are able to call a flock of birds to their aid, that will then help to either defend or attack for a short time.
- Children of Zeus are able to cause a booming thunderclap, deafening and potentially stunning anyone nearby for a few seconds.
3 Months After Character is Made
- Children of Zeus can summon a weather front of their choice to an area, such as creating a thunderstorm, snowstorm, high winds, heat wave, or any other natural form of weather. The longer the change is maintained, and the more extreme the change from the current climate, the more they are drained.
6 Months After Character is Made
- Children of Zeus are able to transform into an eagle at will, allowing them to move undetected, scout their surroundings, and fly long distances without tiring. The longer they sustain this form, the more time they need to rest between transformations.
9 Months After Character is Made
- Children of Zeus can call down a lightning strike from the heavens, directly onto themselves, and absorb its full power into their bodies for a short time. In this state, the user is much stronger and faster, static electricity emanates from their skin, and all of their powers over lightning are substantially increased. Once the energy subsides, the user is left heavily weakened from the strain on their muscles, and they may be unable to move for a long time.
- Children of Zeus generally make strong leaders.
- Children of Zeus are generally good at predicting the weather, as Zeus was also the god of weather.
- Children of Zeus are rarely afraid of heights.
- In some cases children of Zeus are prone to being claustrophobic, as they generally prefer open spaces.
|Natalie Hockson||Mother||Connie and her mother get along very well|