Ares is the leading antagonist, and chief of Demans.
Character profile Edit
Ares is a tall man with a powerful build. He has black curly hair, piercing yellow eyes, and bronze skin. He maintains an ageless youth. His clothing style is generally refined, though engineered to show off his status and to suggest power. As a Deman, he has two horns of average size on his forehead.
A thing that may be worthy of note is that he has a sun-shaped tattoo on the front of his right shoulder, and raw scars that seem to ignite on his back.
Personnality-wise, he is very charismatic and calculative. He proves to be ruthless, with very little empathy to spare. This was not always the case, as the flashbacks into Lessa and Ares's past show he was a very generous and innocent young person, with a strong moral compass.
Ares met Lessa as a child, more than a thousand years prior to the story. It seems he was an orphan, and taken care of solely by Lessa. Ares craved for Lessa's affection, but failed to see it throughout his life. He died in his late twenties (most likely), and was quickly ressucitated by a grief-stricken Lessa.
Ares was then brought back to life, with new found horns and strength. The carnage he caused prompted Lessa to take him away to an isolated island, which would be later known as Hexagon Island. They spent a thousand years building a castle on their own, when human civilization was at their door again. Frustrated by his condition, jealous of Lessa's freedom of movement and intimacy with a human, Ares fails to help his mentor when the latter is attacked and assassinated by humans. Ares then lays him to rest in a coffin.
When Lessa rises again, in contemporary times, he finds Ares unable to withstand the sunshine. Moreover, Ares surrounded himself with hundreds of Demans, using a power he was not meant to give away. Ares actively seeks a way to obtain all of Lessa's power, not out of cold hatred, more likely out of resentment and ambition.
Ares might have the ability to fly : he crashed through a window, with what seemed like flames remaining on his back.