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Name: Alexandros Varese

Mortal Parent: Nicholas Varese (Father)

Family: Natalie Varese (Aunt)

Carmella Varese (Grandmother)

Godly Parent: Ariadne

Age: 16 

Appearance: Standing at roughly 5’5” Alex is far from the tallest person, and honestly he prefers it. He has slim/average build weighing around 130lbs. Alex is also known for his soft features and green eyes contrated against his curly dark red hair.

Model: Thomas James McDade if he is available

Personality: Alex is by all means a helper by nature, and loves it with every fiber of his being. He is the first to offer help, and the last to leave whenever it is time to pitch in with chores. Often cheery, and looking on the bright side of most situations, Alex tries his best to be a rock for his friends whenever they are not feeling themselves. In his mind, if they can't be happy, then he’ll just have to be happy enough for all of them. This gives the impression that Alex is generally a lot more childish than other people around his age, but he doesn't mind it at all. If having fun and being happy means he's labeled childish then he welcomes it with open arms. That is not to say he doesn't have any moments of maturity, or sadness. When it comes down to it, Alex will act appropriately in situations that require it while still wearing his heart on his sleeve. 
On the negative side, this all generally means Alex is easy to manipulate or trick. Although he isn't naive, he has a tendency to help anyone who asks for it even if it means he could get in trouble for it. There are a few things he won't do such as murder or steal, but if someone asked him sincerely he might cover for them, unless he truly believed he had to stop them instead.

History: Nicholas Varese was not the easiest child to raise, especially for a single mother like Carmella. At the age of sixteen, he had already been suspended more times than she could count, and his future seemed bleak. The only way things could get worse is if he had a child before he graduated, unfortunately Carmella’s worst fears came true. One night, Nicholas snuck into a night club with some of his friends who were a few years older than him. It was the opening night of Club Labyrinthian, and they had booked his favorite band to play all night. Halfway through the first set however, someone tipped security off that Nicholas was underage and they began to hunt him down through the crowd. They would have caught him too, if it wasn't for a mysterious girl who swooped in and snuck him back out without any need for security. The girl, who turned out to be the goddess Ariadne, found Nicholas to be charming in the most rebellious way. The two hit it off instantly, and thanks to Nicholas lying about his age just a smidge, one thing led to another and Nicholas became a father at the age of 16 much to the pain of his mother Carmella.

Instead of putting the child up for adoption, or raising the child herself, she decided it was time to teach Nicholas a lesson about responsibility by making him raise the child. However, Nicholas did not view it as a punishment at all, in fact he took it as an opportunity to become the best father he could. He decided to name the child after her own father, Alexandros and from day one he tried his very best. With the help of Carmella, and Nicholas’ older sister Natalie who was wrapping up college, the three of them did their best to raise Alex as best they could. From a young age however, it was apparent Alex was going to face issues growing up. He had a very hard time reading, and to a lesser extent a hard time concentrating or staying relaxed. In school he was often behind the other children and read at a level below them. It did not take them long for a diagnosis of dyslexia and ADHD to come about, but it never stopped his family from treating him like anyone else.

For a long time Alex lived a normal life. He grew up in a town in Upstate New York, and would hang out with the neighborhood to play games. However, his real passion was hiking on the weekends with either his friends, family, or even alone. His grandmother would often drop him off to different hiking trails, and let him go wild for hours. Somehow, he always found his back to her even when he went off trail. One day however a little after his thirteenth birthday, he wandered a little too far into the woods even though his grandmother told him not to because there had been several bear sightings and she didn't want him to get hurt. Of course Alex couldn't help himself, and ran off into the woods to explore as much as he could. 

Little did Alex know, it wasn't a bear that made their way into the woods but a wild hellhound in search for better hunting grounds. Alex had been wandering for most of the day and the sun had finally set. He knew he had to get back to his grandmother because she would be worried, but he had totally lost track of time. As he made his way back to the woods, he felt something following him a little too close for comfort. Every few steps he would look behind him, but he couldn't find anything. Eventually, he had enough and stopped fully in his tracks and grabbed a rock from the ground and and threw it behind. He heard a nasty thud and turned around to see two red eyes staring at him the darkness. A low growl sounded, and Alex began to run as fast as he could. The Hellhound gave chase, and began to swat at the terrified child eventually ripping the back of his shirt. Just before the creature got a good swat on him, Alex broke from the treeline and ran into grandmothers arms crying. When she asked him what happened, he insisted that a monster was chasing him, but his grandmother insisted he was just seeing things, and must have been roughed up by bramble. 

That was far from the last attack he faced until he reached camp halfblood. At the age of fourteen he was playing at a local park with friends. When one of them threw the frisbee too far and the wind carried it away, Alex offered to go and get it for them all. He chases it down to the other side of a hill where no one else had been playing. As he bent down to grab the frisbee a giant gust of wind pushed him down, almost as if a giant bird had flown right by him. Alex pulled himself up from the ground, only for the “bird” to push him down again but this time talons scratched arm. It brought Alex back to the monster back in the woods a year ago. This time however he wasn't going to just run away like before. The next time when he stood up, he scanned the sky for the bird and waited until the creature nosedived him one last time. He noticed that the thing looked like a harpy from all the crazy myths he learned about as a kid in middle school. At the last second he sidestepped out of the way, and watched as the monster crashed into the ground. Afterwards he ran back over the hill, past his friends and back home. His family yet again tried to tell him it was nothing, until one final attack when he was fifteen from a cyclops that he only escaped from thanks to a satyr sent to retrieve him.

The satyr as it turns out had come to get Alex when he was thirteen, but his family had argued with him begging him to leave Alex with them until at least his sixteenth birthday. Reluctantly the satyr obliged, but the cyclops was the last straw so as a compromise for the last year of being home he stayed close by to keep Alex away from danger. Finally when everything was ready Alex and the Satyr made their way from upstate to downstate to make his new home at Camp Half-Blood.

Weapon: Alex uses twin chakram that masquerade as bronze bangles about an inch wide, one on each wrist. On right bangle there is the head of a bull with a maze design spreading around it while the left bangle has a spool of thread with a snake wrapping itself around it and the rest of the bangle. With a flick of his wrists the bangles transform into chakrams with a smaller section designed for Alex to grip onto so he can switch from ranged to melee combat. (Similar in design to Wind and Fire Wheels.) The chakrams keep their bangle designs, but the right has two small bull heads facing each other where the chakram meets the handle, while the left has a similar design with two snake heads. These bangles where given to him as a gift by his mother Ariadne along with a note apologizing for not being able to be a great mother but still expressing her pride for him.

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