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Name: Ajax Cross

Gender: Male

God Parent: Ares, Apollo, Poseidon

Mortal Parent: Mary Cross




Personality:Calm, collected, broody, shy. He is afraid to get close to people in fear that he will hurt them if he loses control of his anger. He loves dogs but despises cats. 

History: Ajax’s mother, Mary Cross met Ares while she was spending a semester studying abroad at the Aristoteles University in Thessaloniki. She met him at a bar, became a couple and stayed together until it was time for her to return to her home in America. Shortly after her departure she discovered that she was pregnant. Her parents wanted her to have an abortion but she didn’t do it. 9 months later Ajax was born at the cost of his mother’s life who died giving birth to him.

The boy was raised by Harry and Virginia Cross, Mary’s parents who owned a bakery.  They loved him and raised him unaware of his godly heritage. From a young age Ajax surpassed his peers in strength and athletic ability. He played basketball and soccer. When he was 9 however, during a basketball match, he lost control of his anger during a quarrel and attacked a player from the opposing team. It took 4 kids to hold him down. And that wasn’t the last time he lost control. Many more followed and Ajax was taken to a therapist who attributed his anger to his parentless environment. 

Until he was 12, Ajax was extremely unstable, unable to control the raging monster inside him. That all changed when he was introduced to the world of martial arts. His teacher was Aaron Brown, a wing chun kung fu teacher in his 30s who found him during one of his outbursts and managed to incapacitate him. After that he offered to train him free of charge. As soon as he started his training, Ajax started seeing improvement in managing his emotions. He continued training in kung fu and playing basketball.

When he was 14 years old he was attacked by a hellhound. He was returning home from practise one night when he heard barking behind him. He turned around only to find a gigantic dog running toward him. Without thinking about it, he started running but the hellhound reached him with quick strides, lunged at him managing to trip him. Anger started to overcome Ajax and as the monster was closing in for the kill he managed to push it away with inhuman strength. After that, he blacked out. When he woke up, he was in his bed. Nothing suggested that what he saw was nothing but a dream.

2 years later, he learned what really happened that night . It was after a home  basketball game when Ajax and his teammates decided to celebrate their victory at a local bar. There Ajax met a very beautiful girl who claimed she was from their school. After a lot of persuading from her part, he decided to walk her home. They were gone from the bar when she attacked him. But ‘she’ was not human but an empousa. She lunged at him and Ajax was barely able to step aside to evade. He started running like a madman towards the direction of the bar but the monster was gaining ground. He was close to giving up when he heard Aaron’s voice ‘get down’. He fell to his knees as his master came at the monster like a tornado, wielding 2 swords. He slashed the monster which disappeared in a cloud of dust.

Aaron explained everything to him. Like him, Ajax was a demigod, more so a child of Ares the god of war and battle. Ever since he found out about him, Aaron made sure to keep an eye on him. It was him who killed that hellhound 2 years ago when Ajax blacked out.  It was hard for Ajax to believe but proof lay right there in front of him. Explaining it to his grandparents was even more difficult. They didn’t want him leaving their side but he couldn’t risk putting his last relatives in danger, so he packed his things one night and left for camp half blood with Aaron as his guide. But his teacher did not take him to camp right away. He chose to spend a year teaching him how to fight with 2 swords and how to unleash the divine anger that was a gift of their father. He also gave him 2 celestial bronze shortswords. Finally at age 17, Ajax reached camp half blood.

Weapons: 2 Celestial bronze shortswords

X Alkibiades X (talk) 23:07, January 27, 2014 (UTC)


How old was her when he reached camp? I don't really think it would take one a year to get somewhere even with a whole bunch of detours. Also, please elaborate more on his personality with sentences. "Because your my friend,  Seaweedbrain. Any more stupid questions?"~Annabeth Chase"]

Thanks for the comments. I edited the parts about his age and personality explaining why he took a year to reach camp. 

Wait his first attack was at the age of 16? That is really late. Since he's not a child of the big three, his first attack would be around 11-14. When you fix this please mention his age. Thankss. "Because your my friend,  Seaweedbrain. Any more stupid questions?"~Annabeth Chase"

I changed his first monster attack. Also, his current age is 17. It is written above the Appearance.

I just found this part weird. Mary's parents wanted her to abort but the child but when the child was born, they loved him? o.o

14 is the latest acceptable age when demigods have their first monster attack, however, you must state a reason why it occured that late. Also, monsters cannot be defeated merely by pushing them away. They are only killed by weapons made of Celestial Bronze weapons. You did not clearly say what happened to the hellhound but there are only two possibilities (of course :P):

1) Ajax happened to defeat the hellhound but how?

2) He wasn't able to defeat it but Ajax would have to be dead since he got unconscious and the hellhound would be enjoying his lunch especially when they don't move.

Once monster attacks occur, they don't stop for a year or more. They continue. So the thing you said about him not being attacked for two years is unlikely.

Four penguinsSmile and wave, boys. Now that's the worst disguise ever. ~Alias KitMen-In-Black-psd71564

First of all, thanks for taking the time to read my claim. Now, the reason they loved the child was because it was a remainder of Mary (even though at first they wanted her to get an abortion). If your child died, then you would do anything to keep a part of them alive. Second, I left the part about what happened with the hellhound vague and I apologise. Ajax DID NOT kill the hellhound by pushing it. After he pushed it away i wrote that he blacked out from the shock and afterwards much like the second time it was his master/half brother Aaron who finished the job. He was the reason that he wasn;t attacked before he reached 14. 

X Alkibiades X (talk) 07:42, January 31, 2014 (UTC)

Thank you for clarifying the grandparent love part but as for the hellhound part wherein he was saved by his master, you never mentioned anything about him finishing the job.

All of the things you have said, kindly add them to your claim to clear all vagueness. Thank you.

Four penguinsSmile and wave, boys. Now that's the worst disguise ever. ~Alias KitMen-In-Black-psd71564

I added them 

X Alkibiades X (talk) 08:51, January 31, 2014 (UTC)

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