Mortem Malum
The Shadowed One
Owned by: Mortem et Malum
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"A merciful blade is better than a cruel hand"
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Having been through many experiences, Mortem has wisdom beyond his years. He is one of those people who if you try to punch him, you end up with a bruised hand. He will take what you do to him, but nothing phases him. He prefers to intimidate rather than use force, but when push comes to shove he can be a deadly opponent. While he can usually be cold and cruel he is still a normal kid, even though he has tried to bury most of it since it seemed to him like a weakness when he was on the road. However, he does have a quirky side which he does his best to hide which never-the-less still comes out time from time.

In life, Mortem has always been an unlucky guy, even more than your average demigod. I mean, his name literally means Death Destruction. In fact, his bad luck began about a year before he was even born.

His mother never had one of those standard jobs. She was one of the people who set up those suicide machines. She worked for a company called "Thanotics" which supplied euthanasia for victims of deadly diseases, where she would bring and assemble the machines and show them how to use it. After the suicider killed him/herself she would remove him and re-collapse the machine. She often had doubts about her job, and really the only reason she stayed was because of her boss.

Thanatikos Malum

Thanatikos was none other than Thanatos, the Greek god of death. He had pity on those who commit suicides, so he made Thanotics as a calmer, more peaceful way to go. He knew that if these kinds of services weren't around then there would be far more gory deaths, which he doesn't like. The serum he developed that got injected helped ease their way through to Erebus. It also made their souls satisfied, so whatever had made them commit suicide didn't hurt them as much.

Anyway, Malady had fallen head-over-heels in love with Thanatos and spent almost all her time - when she wasn't working - fantasising about him. Noticing the lust she had for him, he decided to take advantage of that, and he made the first move. The pair started dating, and they eventually had sex, resulting in Mortem. Once Malady was 2 months pregnant, Thanatos told her his true identity. Shocked, Malady committed suicide later that day, using the very machines Thanatos had invented. Sensing her death, Thanatos rushed to the machine but it was already too late. Thinking quickly, Thanatos created a quick caesarean section and removed Mortem from her womb. Trying to think of what to do, he remembered what his cousin Zeus had done with his kid, Dionysus. As fast as he could, he slashed open his thigh and sewed Mortem in.

4 months later, Thanatos removed Mortem and left him at an orphanage. He was given in a basket on top of a folded set of a leather jacket, black singlet, sunglasses, black jeans and black sneakers. Next to him was a locked book, with a name on the front: Mortem. The orphanage decided that was his name, and took him in. By the time he was 11 he first developed his powers. One of the older kids called Max befriended him, and the two of them became good friends. When Max was on a school trip, Mortem encountered his first monster. It was a hellhound pup, that had been drawn towards his power. At first, it tried to attack him, but the moment it readied itself to attack Mortem looked at it with his pitch black eyes, and the hellhound stood down.

The next day, the hellhound approached Mortem again, but instead of trying to attack him it walked right up next to him and hung around him. Even though the hellhound was at least a head taller than him everyone only saw a small mastiff pup. The next day when Max came back he was shocked to see the hellhound lying down next to Mortem, while Mortem patted his head. Max tried to take Mortem away from it, but the hellhound bared its teeth and snarled, making Max jump back. Mortem scolded the hellhound and told him it was fine.

The first time Mortem was properly attacked was on the day of his 12th birthday. A flock of 5 Stymphalian Birds attacked him and the other 12 and 13-year-olds who had gone to the park with him to celebrate his birthday. The Stymphalian Birds attacked him, but all the others saw were some irritated pigeons, so they ran away. Soon only Mortem and Catastroph (what he named the hellhound) were remaining. The Stymphalians swooped down, and Catastroph started barking at them. Noticing how the flinched at the sound, Mortem started screaming at them as well. Running more into the park, he went into the dark grove, where he tried to hide. The Stymphalians managed to find them, but by then Mortem had come up with a plan. He told Catastroph to start barking, and fairly quickly they were disorganised. Reaching through the world around him he made a small throwing dagger from the astral energies, which he hurled at a Stymphalian Bird that had stopped on a tree. It hit the monster head-on, and Mortem felt its life force get snuffed out. Feeling the rush of energy, he created more daggers and skewered the remaining four birds. He got Catastroph to go "fetch" the feathers and pocketed the ones that he rounded up.

His second attack was 6 months later, where a duo of fire-breathing horses attacked the orphanage. All of the occupants apart from Mortem and Max died in the resulting fire. The entire orphanage burnt down, destroying all the files and documents within. Max knew that he could now take Mortem as he was no longer an official ward of the state.

Max revealed to Mortem his true nature as a satyr. He showed Mortem to a small storeroom in the garden at the back of the orphanage which contained the items he had arrived with. He told Mortem to use whatever he could to open the book, and Mortem made a dagger which he tried to open it with. However, the moment the blade touched the lock the blade disappeared, and the lock opened. Mortem opened the book, and dark writing started to spread out from where he touched it. The first page filled in, and he read of how his mother had committed suicide, how his father was Thanatos, and how he was in danger and needed to leave to Camp Half Blood. The book also spoke of how he should put on the clothes that were next to the book. Mortem slipped them on, and found that they were the perfect size for him, even though he could have sworn they looked way bigger before. He also slipped on the watch. The book told him how the watch could turn into a scythe if he spoke the command word: "Skotono".

In shock by everything he had just encountered, he asked Max what they were going to do next. Max answered that they were to get to Camp Half Blood as soon as possible and that once there he could train and get stronger. That night he had a restless sleep where he dreamed he was being followed by a giant shimmering cloud made of Stymphalian Birds. When he woke up he spent 15 minutes readying himself, before getting out of bed. Slipping on the clothes and watch he went outside and met up with Max. They started walking...

From their orphanage in Oregon, they started walking to New York. Along the way they fought a monster every 6-8 days, even fighting (then running from) a Cyclops. Over the course of the 14 months it took to walk they fought almost 130 monsters in 60 different attacks. Unfortunately, they were attacked once more by a nest of Myrmekes just before they reached the Boundary. In the ensuing battle Max lost his life. Mortem blacked out after watching -and feeling- Max's death. He woke up in the Infirmary 2 days later, with a groggy headache and Catastroph by his side. 3 days later, he was still recovering.

Basic Info
Full Name: Mortem Malum
Titles: Son of Thanatos
The Shadowed One
Lord of the Dark
Current Location: Camp Half-Blood
Current Status: Single, but looking
Relationship Status: None
Born or Created On: March 18th
Current Age: 17
Species: Demigod
Nationality: American
Sexuality: Heterosexual
Accent: {{{accent}}}
OOC Plans & Info
Owned By: Mortem et Malum
Inspiration Behind Creation: None
Love Interests Char/Owner:
Active RP's: N/A
Created Page On: 1/29/18
Page Last Updated On: {{{updated}}}
3/6/9 Month Powers: 3 Month

Children of Thanatos are able to feast on the darkness around them and empower themselves for a short time, enhancing their strength and speed. After the effect wears off, the user will be somewhat worn out and unable to use the power again for the rest of the fight.

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  1. Children of Thanatos can use astral energies to make weapons for a short period of time, the larger the weapon, the more energy consumed. Only 1 weapon may be created at a time and it cannot be bigger than 2 or 3 times the size of the user.
  2. Children of Thanatos have the ability to drain some of the life force out of a person, so that they become weaker, slower, and almost sedated for a short time. However, using this in succession will weaken the power’s effect.


  1. Children of Thanatos have the ability to conjure a protective dome of astral energies around them, which will protect the user from attacks for a short time.


  1. Children of Thanatos can sense any death, whether it be mortal, demigod,nymph or monster.
  2. Children of Thanatos can communicate with the souls of the recently deceased.
  3. Children of Thanatos heal slightly every time they deal damage to their opponents.
  4. Children of Thanatos are able to see the lifespan of others, but are forbidden to share information about the lifespan in any way.


  1. Children of Thanatos have the ability to Shadow Travel, to teleport from shadow to shadow; the further the distance, the more energy drained.
  2. Children of Thanatos are able to call forth recently deceased spirits to aide them for a short time.
  3. Children of Thanatos are able to enchant weapons with soul-damaging powers, the effect only lasts for a short time.
  4. Children of Thanatos can bend shadows around them, concealing them for a short time.

3 Months After Character is Made

  1. Children of Thanatos are able to feast on the darkness around them and empower themselves for a short time, enhancing their strength and speed. After the effect wears off, the user will be somewhat worn out and unable to use the power again for the rest of the fight.

6 Months After Character is Made

  1. Children of Thanatos have the ability to temporarily split their souls in order to create a duplicate of themselves to aid them in combat. This duplicate and can only fight using whatever weapon the user has and possesses a weaker version of their powers. The user and the duplicate will possess a telepathic link. The longer the duplicate is maintained, the more energy is drained.

9 Months After Character is Made

  1. Children of Thanatos have the ability to morph into a spirit for a short time. Whilst in this state, they are invisible (except to those gifted with powers over necromancy), intangible, able to fly, and their powers over astral energies and necromancy are enhanced. Though they are intangible by default, they can make themselves tangible to attack others or if they wish to be seen. If they attempt to attack anyone while still intangible they will automatically become visible and tangible. While in this state they are also able to drain the life-force of anyone they touch to a slight extent, however they cannot completely drain the life-force of the person. The user is extremely drained once the transformation ends, unable to move and could possibly faint.


  1. Children of Thanatos generally have morbid personalities.
  2. Children of Thanatos are generally not frightened of death.
  3. Children of Thanatos normally prefer the idea of a quiet, peaceful death. They also tend to dislike the idea of people losing their lives violently.
  4. Children of Thanatos can grow up to make great morticians.
Skills & Weapons
Special Skills:
Preferred Weapon: A Stygian Iron scythe that turns into a watch (The watch changes time to fit the region he is in, and it is never the wrong time)
Strengths: Being around pretty girls...
Weaknesses: Illnesses, being around those with them makes him highly emotional.
Quests/Missions Led: N/A
Quests/Missions Been On: N/A

"Of all the mortal punishments, death is the easiest"
Domonick Farmer4
Possessions & Favourite Things
Pets: Catastroph

A Stygian Iron plate-mail with the Ancient Greek writing of "I nychta einai otan chytpa o Thanos" (Night is when Death strikes) on the chest plate. Mist shows it as a leather jacket, black sneakers, black jeans and a black singlet. It is always the right fit for Mortem, no matter how much he grows

Likes: The Dark,
Dislikes: bullies, thieves, illnesses.
Colour: chrome
Music: Hip-Hop
Food: Spaghetti
Animal: Wolf
Book: Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Quote: ""
Drink: Mountain Dew
Song: "Bail Out" by YBN Nahmir
Movie: Fast and the Furious
Sport: Football
Other Favs:
Appearance & More Images
Model: Jacob Artist
Gender: male
Eye Colour: black
Hair Colour: black
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 159 lbs.
Ethnicity: American
Handedness: Ambidextrous
Shoe Size: 7
Blood Type: O-
Voice: Recently broken, kind of neutral
Distinguishing Marks: None
Body Style: Fit and Toned
One Word to Describe:
Best Physical Trait: Finding out he was a demigod!
Worst Physical Trait: Nothing, he's gorgeous!
Mental/Emotional State: Great
Things to Change: Doesn't care
Mental/Emotional disorders: none
Medical Problems/Ailments: Is dyslexic and has ADHD

Family & Childhood Info
Mother: Malady Rose
Father: Thanatos
Creator: Malady & Thanatos
Half-Siblings: Thanatos' Cabin
Other Relatives:
Home: Camp Half-Blood
Earliest Memory: Becoming friends with Max
Best Memory: Finding out he was a demigod!
Schooling: Full-timer
First Kiss:
First Love:
First Sex:
Other Firsts:

General Info
Nicknames: Mort
Native Language: English
Character Flaw: Apathy
Hobbies: Training
Personal Motto: "The only true quenching is found in blood"
Things He Won't Do: Kill innocent people
Most Admires: Death, Beauty
Most Influenced By:
Moral Compass: True Neutral
Most Important Person Before:
Most Important Person Now: Thanatos
Reacts to Crises: None
Faces Their Problems: None
Reacts to Change: Doesn't care
Alignment: True Neutral
Dream Job:
Current Job: Demigod at Camp Half-Blood
[[File:center]] "To let one live in pain is cruellest of all"
Bad Habits:
Sleeping Habits: Cries while smiling
Attitude: Apathetic
Special Talents: *
Social Skills: Background
Other Info
Most at Ease When?:
Main Priorities:
Past Failures:
Biggest Accomplishment:
Darkest Secret?:
Secret Known by Anyone?: Thanatos' son
Personal Tragedy: Mother committed suicide while he was a fetus
One Wish:
Relationship Info
Ever Cheated?
Relates to Others?
Perceived by Strangers:
Perceived by Lover: N/A
Perceived by Friends:
Perceived by Family: {{{familyp}}}
First Impression:
Family/Friends Like Most?
Family/Friends Like Least?

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