Electric Ball Hayden Connors Electric Ball
The Wired Insomniac
Owned by: ScalesofFate

"If people spoke the same language as machines, I might actually understand the world."
Hayden spends most of his nights awake, as he doesn’t really sleep. He’s pretty creative and energetic most of the time, and he’s always working on his latest projects. He tends to be fairly eccentric at times, which means that his thoughts are sometimes difficult to follow. He’s probably borderline autistic, as suggested by his hatred of loud noises, crowds or any distractions. He can sometimes become obsessive, working on a task for several days without stopping for food or sleep. Hayden’s a committed activist as a result of his upbringing, he often lobbies for social issues whenever he gets the chance. He’s straight but he hasn’t yet found a girlfriend. He’s still hung-up over leaving his mom. He fancied Callie, but she was more like a sister. Often, he prefers to spend a lot of time alone, pursuing his interests. It’s not that he’s unable to socialise, but he can sometimes find people tedious compared to machines or animals. He’s also a strict vegetarian.

Daphne Connors was an insomniac. She could never sleep well; so she filled her time by creating haunting artworks, a result of her inability to sleep. She was never a famous artist, and she struggled to make a living in New York. Hypnos met her in the summer of 1999 after her latest exhibition. He was attracted by her artistic nature, and her connection to sleep. Daphne dated Hypnos for a while, as he disguised himself as a fellow artist. Whenever he was around, she felt calm and at ease, able to sleep peacefully. Eventually the two slept together, and she delivered a healthy baby boy nine months later.

Hypnos left her a note to explain his true identity and a beaded bracelet for her son to remember him by. Daphne was fairly heartbroken and she struggled to sleep throughout the pregnancy. In addition, she was worried about her son’s well-being, as Hypnos had warned her to be careful of monsters. She needed to find somewhere safe. After asking various contacts in the art world to find ‘somewhere she could work in peace’, a colleague suggested that Daphne should move to a hippy commune, where she could work on her art in peace. She did some research and found about The Farm in Tennessee, a small community founded in the days of Free Love and Woodstock. After a short visit, she moved there with her infant son who was about two.

Hayden, as he came to be known, was raised there for most of his childhood. He was raised as a vegetarian, taught by home-schooling and helped with any handiwork around the farm. His mom made a base living, selling her work. Life at The Farm was good, although it could be lonely for a young boy like himself, as most of the inhabitants were baby-boomers. He spent many sleepless days and nights tinkering with various machines and reading anything which interested him at the time. He eventually made friends with Jerry, one of the local residents. Unbeknownst to Hayden, Jerry was a son of Ares who died in battle during the Vietnam War in the 60’s before becoming a peace nymph. Jerry had spotted a couple of telekhines in the local water source, who seemed to be interested in the ten year old. He persuaded them to leave with his powers before Hayden could spot them amidst the mud. Guessing that Hayden was a demigod, he took the kid under his wing for some time. Often Jerry would tell the son of Hypnos his war stories and show him cool tricks, in return for Hayden’s help around the house. It was an odd relationship but it worked for the two.

Things changed for the worse a few years later. Hayden had begun to suspect that something about him was different. Sometimes when he was asleep, he could see visions and look into people’s dreams. He accidentally had a habit of looking into Jerry’s dreams, and some of his mom’s, whenever she actually slept. Both dreams hinted that they were scared of him, for him. Jerry and Daphne had begun to speak and debate when to tell Hayden the truth. He sometimes heard snippets of conversation. One day near his thirteenth birthday, Hayden directly asked his mom what was wrong with him.

His mom told him the truth about his identity, and gave him a bracelet that belonged to his father. It turned into a mist-form machete in his hands. Although violence wasn’t advocated there, Jerry agreed to continue training the young demigod until he chose to leave for camp. They were in a remote location, and the smell of humans, animals and other illicit substances probably hid him from most monsters in the area. He fought his first monster around the age of fourteen, a small hellhound who had caught his scent on a gathering expedition. He slowly lulled the monster to sleep, like he’d been practicing with Jerry then managed to mask his scent and hide before the hellhound could wake up. Afterwards Hayden was careful not to run into any more monsters.

As Hayden grew more independent, Daphne began to leave the commune more often. She normally went to sell her art and get supplies. Fortunately, she made enough money to send him away to a summer camp, designed for kids who were interested in engineering, maths and science. Jerry was reluctant to send the kid away, where he’d more vulnerable to monster attacks, but Daphne felt that it would be a good chance for him to interact with the outside world. Although he didn’t initially socialise, he found solace in the company of kids who had similar interests. A girl he knew - Callie, daughter of Athena noticed the attack. She blasted out music from her ipod, that disoriented the birds and caused them to scatter away. Realising that Hayden was a demigod, she got fairly close to him, and the two shared their first kiss.

Everything seemed to be going great until his mother had a heart attack, as a direct cause of her severe insomnia. He was notified by the local authorities. As his grand-parents had recently died, Hayden rushed back home to care for his mother. He looked after her for several months, though he missed camp. He still kept in touch with Callie, through a modified tablet that she had given him. Normally, it would’ve attracted loads of monster attention. However, she was a demigod daughter of Athena and thus, had rigged the tablet to connect to the internet via a series of proxies, to reduce any likelihood that his scent would attract unwanted attention.

The internet was a totally new experience for Hayden, and it opened up the world for him. Callie introduced him to several forums; such as 4chan, Reddit, Steam, Roll20. He took to digital life like a duck to water, and spent many days refining his programming and coding skills. Jerry felt like Hayden was starting to slack off, however the peace nymph approved of him for socialising with kids his own age. Callie eventually told him the truth, and they both made plans to go to Camp Half-Blood, or the Broken Covenant together. She created a forum with several other demigods, a coded network to convey important information to each other; locations of monsters, safe hideouts, ‘like if you were a real 330 BC kid’ memes.

Hermes, being the god of information and the internet, noticed these forums. He kept an eye on Hayden, and eventually decided to test him. If Hayden could steal one of Apollo’s horses, then Hermes would steal some of Apollo’s medicine to make his mother better. Hayden agreed and Callie tagged along with him. They managed to hitch a ride up towards Olympus, and work out a way to steal the horses without getting caught. It was a win-win situation for both of them - Hermes would get one over his brother and the son of Hypnos would cure his mother’s illness. Hayden agreed and Callie tagged along with him. They managed to hitch a ride up towards Olympus with one of Hermes’ messenger nymphs. The plan was for Hayden to rewire one of Hephaestus’ robots to walk into Olympus, pose as a maintenance automaton and steal the horse when everyone else was occupied.

However, the robot malfunctioned as there were magic barriers which stopped it from working. Having had a strange vision about his horses, Apollo came to check up on them when he caught the robot. Hayden and Callie were caught, and about to be tried by the Olympian Council. Callie, sneakily managed to get in touch with her mom, Athena. She knew it was likely that they would both be punished, unless she made a plea bargain. Sneakily, Callie agreed to take punishment for Hayden, on the condition that he be taken to Camp Half-Blood, and that his memory be completely wiped. As a son of Hypnos, it was impossible to use the waters of the Lethe, so Athena convinced Mnemosyne to alter his memories, so that he completely forgot about Callie. In his memories, he thought that Hermes had smuggled him down back down towards Camp-Half Blood. He was immediately claimed by Hypnos on arrival, and has been in camp for a couple of days.

Hayden has just arrived at Camp Half-Blood. His cabin is relatively empty.
Basic Info
Full Name: Hayden Connors
Titles: Wired Insomniac
Current Location: Camp Half-Blood
Affiliation(s): Himself
Current Status: Alive
Relationship Status: Single
Born or Created On: September 12th, 1999
Current Age: 17
Species: Demigod
Nationality: American
Sexuality: Heterosexual
Accent: American
OOC Plans & Info
Owned By: ScalesofFate
Inspiration Behind Creation: Geek culture, 60's psychedelia
Love Interests Char/Owner: None
Active RP's: None
Created Page On: 18/05/16
Page Last Updated On: 18/05/16
Plans: Get settled into Camp Half-Blood
3/6/9 Month Powers: 3/6/9 month powers locked

Have Hayden get settled into Camp Half-Blood. Have him start to make friends, and possibly a love interest. He possibly starts to explore the dream world more often, and ends up stuck there somehow, when getting information.

Callie tells him that his mom is taking a turn for the worse. Hayden gets worried, and is conflicted over whether he should stay at camp or go home to take care of her. Possible links to a quest.

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  1. Children of Hypnos have the ability to, upon direct contact, to force someone to fall asleep for a short time; after the effects have worn off, a person is immune to further effects of this for a moderate time. They can also fire a wave of energy with the same effects and limitations. The wave is singular and is only big enough to hit one person.
  2. Children of Hypnos have the ability to cause someone near them to feel extremely tired and become sluggish for a short time. Leaving the target vulnerable to attack.


  1. Children of Hypnos can project a powerful sleep aura for a short time, anyone around them will automatically fall asleep. The user cannot attack or use their other abilities when the sleep aura is in place, so the power is purely defensive. Also all targets automatically wake up when the sleep aura fades away and they can only use the ability twice in a fight.


  1. Children of Hypnos have the innate ability to cause others to feel mildly tired in their presence. They can shut off this ability for a long time if they wish.
  2. Children of Hypnos have the ability to look into people’s dreams as they sleep.
  3. Children of Hypnos heal faster while they are asleep.
  4. Children of Hypnos are partially conscious while asleep, able to wake themselves up at will.


  1. Children of Hypnos can put people to sleep for a short time; after awakening, they will feel extremely refreshed, as if they had just slept a full night. This power can only be used with the target's consent, so it's only useful for aiding allies.
  2. Children of Hypnos can directly contact a sleeping person dreams to either cause paranoia or a blissful dream.
  3. Children of Hypnos can create opium and use it for a multitude of purposes from helping to numb someone's pain to putting someone to sleep or making them feel drugged. The effects of the opium wear off after a short to moderate time. They can even create a field of poppies so tall that it obscures the sight and slows down anyone they are fighting, they only last for a short time before they wither away
  4. Since Hypnos was considered an underworld god, his children have the ability to Shadow Travel ,to teleport from shadow to shadow; the further the distance, the more energy drained.

3 Months After Character is Made

  1. Children of Hypnos can take control of another person’s body while they are asleep for a short time, however they cannot force the opponent to harm themselves; the person being controlled feels as if they are dreaming and will vaguely remember the experience.

6 Months After Character is Made

  1. Children of Hypnos are able to curse someone into feeling like they haven’t slept in a week, the target cannot fall asleep in this state. They are forced to fight the user while being exhausted. The curse only lasts for a moderate amount of time and the target will receive their strength back afterwards, they are immune to further use of the curse for the rest of the fight. The user is substantially drained.

9 Months After Character is Made

  1. Children of Hypnos can draw power from all the actions and desires for sleep they’ve seen, felt, or committed in their lives and become an embodiment of sleep. This would make them more powerful and immune to all attacks, enhancing their physical prowess and power over sleep they previously possessed. This only lasts for a short time, after which the user will be so exhausted they’d lack the ability to even move for some time and could even faint. If they pass out from the transformation, they cannot remain conscious and quickly regain their strength.


  1. It is not uncommon for children of Hypnos to suffer from narcolepsy, a sleep disorder that causes excessive sleepiness and frequent daytime sleep attacks.
  2. Children of Hypnos are typically lazy and enjoy sleeping, causing them to purposely fall asleep whenever they please.
  3. Children of Hypnos are partially immune to the waters of the River Lethe, since the river runs through their father’s domain.
  4. Since their father resides in the realm of eternal darkness, children of Hypnos normally feel more comfortable in dark areas.
  • Hayden asleep, during Astral Projection
  • Hayden, using Dream Manifestation
  • Hayden, looking through someone's dreams.
Skills & Weapons
Special Skills: Skilled mechanic and inventor
Preferred Weapon: Dreams, Technology, CB weapons
Strengths: His intelligence and creativity
Weaknesses: His lack of physical finesse
Quests/Missions Led: N/A
Quests/Missions Been On: N/A

“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”
Possessions & Favourite Things
Bedroom: A single bedroom in the Hypnos Cabin
Pets: None

  • Hayden's Single Room in the Hypnos Cabin
  • Hayden's Bed, with several modifications
  • His Macbook
  • His iPhone 6, with unlimited 4G
  • A painting of Daphne Connors'

Likes: Star Trek, Machines, Knowledge
Dislikes: Loud Noises, Crowds of People
Colour: Silver
Music: Classical, Electronic
Food: Tofu Dogs or Oven Pizza
Animal: Tabby Cats
Book: The Precipice by Ben Bova
Quote: "The great thing about machines is that they won't abandon you."
Drink: Vanilla Chai Tea
Song: Gymnopédie No.1 by Erik Satie
Movie: Requiem for a Dream, Solaris
Sport: eSports
Other Favs: Sudoku, Stained Glass, Blue, AI
Appearance & More Images
Model: Ryan Cartwright
Gender: Male
Eye Colour: Blue
Hair Colour: Dark Brown
Height: 5'11
Weight: 170lbs
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Handedness: Right Handed
Shoe Size: 11
Blood Type: O
Voice: Baritone
Distinguishing Marks: None
Body Style: Lanky
One Word to Describe: Dorky
Best Physical Trait: His eyes and smile
Worst Physical Trait: His lankiness
Mental/Emotional State: Healthy
Things to Change: Nervously
Mental/Emotional disorders: Insomnia, ADHD
Medical Problems/Ailments: None

Family & Childhood Info
Mother: Daphne Connors
Father: Hypnos
Creator: None
Half-Siblings: Other Children of Hypnos
Full-Siblings: None
Other Relatives: None
Home: Tennessee, USA.
Earliest Memory: Watching his mom paint
Best Memory: His eyes and smile
Schooling: Home-schooled
First Kiss: Callie, at summer camp.
First Love: Callie?
First Sex: None
Other Firsts: N/A

  • His mom, Daphne Connors
  • His dad, Hypnos
  • Jerry, his friend and surrogate father figure
  • Callie, daughter of Athena. Friend and ex-love interest

General Info
Nicknames: None
Native Language: American English
Character Flaw: Hyperactivity, Anxiety
Fears/Phobias: Heights, Harm coming to his mom
Hobbies: Fixing old computers, Reading, Creating Digital Art
Personal Motto: “Anything can be fixed, with the right tools and a little love.”
Things He Won't Do: Do drugs or anything too illegal
Most Admires: Thomas Edison, Nikola Tesla
Most Influenced By: His mom and Jerry
Moral Compass: North
Most Important Person Before: His mom
Most Important Person Now: His Mom
Reacts to Crises: Locks himself away and thinks
Faces Their Problems: Logically
Reacts to Change: Nervously
Alignment: Camp Half-Blood
Dream Job: A software engineer
Current Job: Does freelance repairs
The real problem is not whether machines think but whether men do."
Vices: Spending too much money and time on his current interests
Bad Habits: Forgetting to eat or sleep properly
Sleeping Habits: Light, when he actually sleeps
Quirks: Often speaks without thinking, washes his hands twice when using the bathroom, adding irrelevant facts into conversation
Attitude: He's a workaholic and actively spends most of his time working.
Special Talents: Research, Computer Skills, Information Gathering
Social Skills: Fairly awkward
Other Info
Most at Ease When?: When writing a new piece of software
Main Priorities: Ensure that his loved ones are cared for, and adapt to his new life as a demi-god.
Past Failures: Feels indirectly responsible for his mom's illness
Biggest Accomplishment: Managed to smuggle himself into Olympus
Darkest Secret?: He's still worried about his mom.
Secret Known by Anyone?: Yes
Personal Tragedy: His mom's illness
One Wish: To ace college, get a high flying job and pay off his mom's medical bills
Relationship Info
Ever Cheated? Never been in a relationship
Relates to Others? Well enough, but he comes across as a dork.
Perceived by Strangers: Quirky
Perceived by Lover: Sweet
Perceived by Friends: Helpful
Perceived by Family: Attentive
First Impression: Eccentric
Family/Friends Like Most? His attentive nature
Family/Friends Like Least? His lack of self-awareness

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