James is a 16 year old son of Poseidon that resides in his respective cabin in Camp Half-Blood. He's been living there since September, 2014. He is straight and can normally be seen either training in the gym or the arena, swimming with his friends or just singing/rapping anywhere. James' birthday is the 7th of July and he's currently single and looking.
Poseidon (Father):Secretly, James feels very proud of his godly heritage, and is grateful towards Poseidon for being his father, although he does resent Poseidon at times for almost never being there.
Katarina Van Zandt (Mother):James loves his mother for everything she has done to him and his family.
Monique (Ex-Girlfriends):He still loves her but in a much more friendly way. They are still very good friends.
Kyle (Best Friend/Adoptive Brother):Kyle and James have been best friends for more than 7 years and they share a beautiful friendship, as they also lived together since Kyle was orphaned and Katarina adopted him.
Since little, Katarina was a flirt, and she was good at it. Although, being in Germany never helped much, or at least that's what she thought. One day, at her career, when Katarina was 20 a new guy came, he said he was an exchange student from Greece. Katarina thought he had good looks. So she started to be friends with him, as nobody tried to. After friends, they started dating, until one night, they concieved James. She would work on the afternoon for a shift and study in the morning, and at night, she would sneak out with Poseidon.
As soon as Poseidon got the news from Katarina, he gave her two small, translucent blue stones. She told him to give them to James, and when needed, to squeeze them so they could activate. Katarina didn't understand at all, until he kissed her one last time and told her that he was Poseidon. As frightened as she was, she had no choice, but to beleive him. He escaped forever from Katarina's eyes.
James was born at eight months not nine, which, at first gave him problems at breathing. Then, after two years or so, the breathing problems suddenly stopped. Now that he was 3, although he knew perfectly how to talk, he was too shy.
When he was 6, he started to gossip in school, which later brought ugly consequences, such as teachers not beleiving him and even worse rumors about him, so he decided to change school and stop doing that.
When he turned nine, a new kid in school, got near James for advice, and from tips to tips, they became friends, actually, best friends, his name was Kyle. They would get together in the evening and play all day. The same year, Katarina told him about his heritage, as well as she gave him the two stones. He was dumbstruck.
First Monster Attack:
When he was 10, Kyle's father died. He never knew why. Katarina contacted the social workers and eventually adopted Kyle. But Kyle didn't like Germany anymore, it reminded him about his mother, so Katarina, in an act of love, made them move to Marseille, France.
When James was 11 and a half, and getting back from the school a horse seemed to run toward him, so he started to run from it, and suddenly the stones, which he always kept in his pockets, started to feel like acid, so with each hand, he got one out, and surprisingly, they turned into weapons. Eventually, the horse pounced on top of him. In a fast movement, before the horse noticed, he got up, and with each sai, he stabbed the horse in the stomach and saw as golden dust exploded all over his face. He laughed nervously at the same time as he cried. He got up and went to his house to take a shower, just to try to forget the unforgettable.
The next year, 2 stymphalian birds found him, and although he got really pecked and hurt, he got to kill them. He told Katarina that he fell from a rock. She actually believed him and took him to the hospital. 2 days later he got out and acted like nothing happened.
Half year later, when they went to the beach, he fought against a telkhine, and he killed it by making it come toward the sand, to slow it down, and then fighting, until his sai cut through its throat, which gave him time to run. When he looked back, the golden dust had already camouflaged with the sand.
A year later, two harpies came to attack him, but he was now a bit more adapted to the weapons, so he repeated the process. He threw one toward a harpy, but he failed to aim correctly. When the harpy was about to fall on top of him, he extended his arm and impaled the harpy's head as dust took its place. Although, the impact also affected James as he fell to the ground. He then got up and grabbed th other sai, and luckily, it stabbed her in the stomach and he saw as she exploded into dust.
Half year later, Orthrus found him. He didn't know about other demigods, but he thought that maybe, some monsters where harder for him. Probably not. He fought against the two headed dog, it pounced on him, but he got up and tried to stab it. Fail. He tried again on its stomach. Epic fail. The dog was fast for its size. He had an idea. He put himself right in front of the dog, and as it pounced on him, he stretched his sai for the dog's head. He closed his eyes and felt the wind carry the dust toward his face.
When 15 and a half, he went for a gelato with Kyle and suddenly 3 hellhounds came towards them. They fought as best as they could and finally killed them. They bought the gelato and then noticed that they both were demigods. Half year later, it was James birthday and he invited almost all the generation, but he was most excited to see Monique, his best friend. He kissed her as soon as he saw her, and then they both agreed to go outside. They felt followed, and when they turned, they saw an empousa. They fought as best as they could and then suddenly Kyle came to help both of them and with a lot of effort, they all killed the empousa. Then Kyle said "I can't keep hiding" and then ran away. Monique and James talked and talked about being demigods and about going to camp.
Getting to Camp:
Both Parents agreed, Monique's and Katarina. Although Monique's dad offered to pay the trip since Katarina was almost broke. They took a plane to NY without Kyle and then they were attacked by 3 stymphalian birds. Monique killed two with her sword; when they came toward her, she would rapidly slash, and they would be golden dust. James got to kill the other one by throwing his sai toward it, and after 20 repetitions, it finally killed the bird. They took a cab to camp and when they got there, James was claimed as a son of Poseidon. His new home felt comfortable.
Outgoing, social, open, does not like being alone. He is easy to read. Warm-hearted and popular. Tends to put the needs of others over his own. Likes to serve others. Leader. Feels a strong sense of responsibility and duty. Organized and disciplined. Follows the rules. Regular, orderly, clean. Dutiful. James doesn't like differences. Needs positive to feel good about himself. Content. Positive and sometimes not an improvisor; prefers planning up ahead.
Being a very active teenager, James enjoys swimming, fighting, working out and training frequently. Although he is competitive, he defines his own terms of victory. As for entertainment, James enjoys playing with his old deck of cards and partying. James is oblivious to his good looks and therefore, he's quite self-conscious when trying to flirt. His intense physical activity isn't fully intended for aesthetic purposes, but more for physical condition and health, as his wish is to enroll in the military service when he grows up. Still, he does want to look good and thinks that if he can't change his face, he can change his body, so a small part of him does work out for looks. Both of this reasons make him sometimes exercise more than needed and most times, he doesn't seem to notice results, which only pushes him harder. It is though that he might have a light case of vigorexia.
James is a very talented musician; he plays the guitar, violin and piano with great skill, but he is most comfortable with the guitar. This is because James has a keen ear, hence his ease at learning anything sound-related. James also has a particular liking for singing and his voice type is Tenor. Since he is best with the guitar out of all his instruments, he sings usually at the same time while playing it. He has written 4 full songs all by himself, which he sporadically performs secretly in the forest quite frequently. His music is one of the few things he is proud about himself.
For weapons, James possesses two identical sai with the middle blade two times longer than normal sai. James can use them as swords, spin them for circular damage and even throw them, as they have great aerodynamical qualities.
Children of Poseidon can fire a powerful blast of water with high pressure, the equivalent to that of a powerful fire hose.
Children of Poseidon have the ability to conjure a weapon out of water which can be used for combat; however, only one weapon can be conjured at a time and it cannot be bigger than the one who conjured it. They can also make small non-combative objects out of water.
Children of Poseidon can densify the water pressure in their own bodies, hardening their muscles and skin to the point where they are immune to physical attacks for a short time.
Children of Poseidon can innately breathe and heal slightly faster underwater.
Children of Poseidon can keep themselves and everything they touch dry in the water, unless they choose to become wet.
Children of Poseidon can make air bubbles form under water, some large enough to contain allies and sustain them for a moderate time before popping.
Children of Poseidon can survive falling from high altitudes as long as they land in water, they can also go as deep into the ocean as they desire without any effects from the water pressure.
Children of Poseidon have the ability to create minor earthquakes, only large enough to knock anyone in the immediate vicinity of the user off their feat, and only for a few seconds.
Children of Poseidon have the ability to Water Travel, a sort of teleportation; the further the distance, the more is energy drained, and there must be a substantial amount of water at both ends.
Children of Poseidon are able to telekinetically move water at a high rate. The larger amount of water used, the more energy it drains.
Children of Poseidon are able to summon and telepathically command equestrian animals, such as horses, giraffes, zebras and hippocampi. They can also do the same with all animals that dwell in the sea, the more animals summoned and the bigger they are. The more energy is drained.
Children of Poseidon can create the octopus form, a body of water formed around the user into a protective barrier of water with eight or so whip-like limbs which can be used to grasp or strike an attacking opponent or to intercept and seize incoming projectiles. The longer this form is maintained, the more energy is drained.
3 Months After Character is Made
Children of Poseidon can summon a tidal wave of up to 25-feet tall, which can not harm them. The tidal wave could injure an opponent and give the user a chance to flee.
6 Months After Character is Made
Children of Poseidon are able to transform into horses while out of the water, or hippocampi while in the water, for short times, the longer they remain in the form, the more energy it drains and the more time they need to rest between transforming.
9 Months After Character is Made
Children of Poseidon are able to transform their bodies into a state of pure water for a short time, during this they are immune to attacks. The hydrokinetic abilities they already possess are enhanced by this state. the user will be extremely drained once the transformation ends. Unable to move and could possibly faint.
Children of Poseidon always know their exact coordinates when in water and are able to innately feel the difference between freshwater and saltwater.
Children of Poseidon normally have a love for water, and generally excel at water sports.
Children of Poseidon tend to be favored by animals of the sea.
Children of Poseidon often have a natural affinity for horses and many grow up to become equestrians.
James' fatal flaw is his excess of planning, as he many times over-thinks his plans and sometimes they end up wrong.
James has a low self-esteem about his looks and physical abilities, which sometimes may not give the best of him when he's in a crisis.
However, he overcompensates this with his leadership, as he, when under pressure, wants things his way and may ignore other people's opinions, but only when stressed or when in need of positive comments about him.