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Icarus

From The Codex
Proof of the Soul
Versions Icarus - Heracles - Iphicles - Daedalus
I'm building character!
~ Icarus

Background

Icarus is the main protagonist of Glory of Heracles. A silent, seemingly emotionless boy, Icarus travels across Greece in order to discover who he really is, and why he was cursed with immortality. With his backstory entirely unknown, and several characters confusing Icarus for the mighty Heracles, Icarus hopes to find answers on Mount Olympus. However, this journey draws him into a much larger conflict for the sake of the planet.

This dropdown contains the synopsis of Icarus’s story. Read at your own risk as you may be spoiled otherwise!

Icarus was once the young, kind-hearted son of the master craftsman, Daedalus. Much to Icarus's distaste, his father was incredibly distant, due to being constantly enraptured in his inventions. Icarus's mother also left him at a young age, having grown incredibly sick and passing away. Icarus only had one friend, in the form of a young woman who had grown romantically interested in him. Still, he longed to be free of the world, and fly away like a bird.

One fateful day, Daedalus's masterful inventions led to him creating a pair of wings useable by humans, made entirely of wood and held together by wax. Although Daedalus warned Icarus to never fly the wings too close to the sun, Icarus could not help himself from following his dream, and lept from the tallest cliff he could find. Unfortunately, the heat of the sun melted the wax of the wings, causing for them to break and sending Icarus to his death.

Incredibly depressed and feeling guilty due to his son's death, Daedalus frantically tried to find ways to bring him back. Eventually, he was able to create an incredible soul-infusing machine known as the Crasis, which he planned on using to infuse Icarus's soul back within his own body. In order to do this, he enlisted the help of Heracles, who had recently lost his younger brother, Iphicles, and was also desparate to revive him.

Heracles was placed on the Crasis in order to test the machine, when something went wrong and caused a massive fracture in Heracles's soul. The soul of Heracles would be split four separate ways; one quarter remained in Heracles, one quarter went into Daedalus, one quarter went into Iphicles, and the final quarter of Heracles's soul joined with Icarus's soul in the body of a marionette.

All four entities that remained, were considered the Proof of the Soul of Heracles, and each four equally believed they were Heracles. The Gods soon revolted at this act and erased their memories. The next thing the marionette knew, it was washed up on a shore of Greece and found by a young woman named Leucos. Together, Leucos and the marionette (currently being referred to as Heracles) decided to team up and travel to Mount Olympus together.

Eventually, once the marionette's party formed, he gave himself a name of his own, which coincidentally happened to be the exact same name as the soul that resided within him; Icarus. Once the other three Proofs of the Soul were found, the quarters of Heracles's soul left them and were given back to the original Heracles. This left Icarus as a body with only one soul left, the soul of Icarus.

Although Daedalus never truly recognized this Icarus as his real son, he still realized that Icarus's soul residing within a marionette was still Icarus all the same. In one final act of fatherly love, Daedalus sacrificed his own live in order to save Icarus, which led to Icarus and his party being able to save the world from the wrath of Typhon.

Codex Statistics

Key: Early Game | Late Game

Tier: At least 7-C, likely Low 5-B | 5-B, High 3-A with Uranus's Sword

Name: Icarus, Heracles (by Nymphs), Marionette (by Daedalus and Zeus)

Origin: Glory of Heracles

Sex: Male

Age: Unknown, physically a teenager

Classification: Immortal, Marionette

Alignment: Neutral Good (Icarus is kind-hearted and fights to protect others, although his silent nature does make his intentions unclear. He does seem to be fueled by his selfish desire to find out who he is, though he will freely drop that quest if people around him require his help. Icarus seems more concerned about preserving peace and helping others, than anything else)

Dimensionality: 3-D

Attack Potency: At least Town level (Comparable to his durability), likely Small Planet level (Contains a quarter of Heracles's soul, who at his full power defeated Typhon; a quarter of planet-destroying power would yield this level. Scales to Axios, who contains a third of Oceanus's soul, who at its full power could defeat Typhon; a third of planet-destroying power would yield this level) | Planet level (Defeated Typhon, whose appearance threatened the existence of the entire Earth, according to Cassandra the Prophet, whose prophecies are always true), Multi Supercluster level with Uranus's Sword (Wields Uranus's Sword, which was believed to have created the star-flecked skies; according to Greek mythos, this would contain the entire firmament, which is the universe. Several boss encounters take place within a universe as expansive as our own, including the final boss, which Uranus's Sword would have created, which should be comparable to this levels of energy)

Durability: At least Town level (Comparable to Eris, who survived the destruction of Corinth at point blank range), likely Small Planet level | Planet level, Multi Supercluster level with Uranus's Sword (Wielding weapons increases the durability stat accordingly)

Striking Strength: At least Town Class, likely Small Planet Class | Planet Class, Multi Supercluster Class with Uranus's Sword

Lifting Strength: Unknown

Travel Speed: Peak Human (Can outrun Spartan soldiers) | Peak Human, likely Massively Hypersonic with Hermes's Wings (Gains Hermes's speed, which should be superior to Apollo, who is believed to be the sun streaking across the sky. The Earth orbits the sun at 67,000 mph)

Combat Speed: Massively Hypersonic | Faster Than Light

Reaction Speed: Massively Hypersonic (Can dodge lightning strikes such as Fulg) | Faster Than Light (Scales to the Sphinx, who can naturally produce light with Flash, and Medusa, who could naturally produce light with Ogress's Gaze. Can conjure and perceive Megalo, which produces a large beam of light)

Stamina: Peak Human (Was able to travel all across Greece, exploring several dungeons and defeating countless monsters, all while on very limited sleep. Sleep is only required in order to recover magic usage, although Icarus can very easily maintain his ability to physically fight for several days)

Range: Standard Melee, Extended Melee with swords, Hundreds of Meters with magic spells, Multi Supercluster with Uranus's Sword

Intelligence: Genius in combat (Despite having amnesia, he could wield a sword proficiently upon first getting it. As soon as he is granted magic spells from the gods he can use them perfectly), Supergenius with Uranus's Helm (Grants the knowledge of the god, Uranus, who has been alive for at least a million years. Furthermore, Uranus is cited to have created the cosmos, granting Icarus cosmic knowledge)


Powers and Techniques

Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Superhuman Speed, Human Achievements (Has become skilled in playing the flute), Weapon Mastery (Is skilled in using swords, shields, spears, darts, and bombs), Blessed & Accelerated Development (Icarus will become proficient in advanced magic by praying to gods), Healing (Boon, Brinkback, and Vigor, all naturally recover Icarus's health), Life Manipulation & Absorption (Icarus overkilling an enemy will release their life essence, which he can absorb and convert to magic power), Immortality (Types 1, 4, and 8; granted immortality by Astraea, who his immortality is reliant on. He cannot die from ordinary means such as old age), Elemental Manipulation (Ether makes up all living things, and is comprised of attributes of fire, earth, wind, water, and darkness), Immortality Negation (Type 7; Icarus can harm and defeat undead soldiers)
Resistance to: Transmutation (People turns into monsters as their heart grows darker; Icarus wields the Magic Ring, which harnesses evil power, yet does not turn into a monster), Death Manipulation (Typhon's awakening washed over the Earth with a wave of death; Icarus was unaffected by this wave), Metaphysics Manipulation (Soul Manipulation; Icarus's party could take attacks from Crasis beings without these effects. The Crasis had turned Al into a soulless husk of a man), Petrification (Being turned to stone only lasts a brief time for him)
Fire Manipulation (Byrn/Byrnge/Byrngarm), Electricity Manipulation (Fulg/Fulgar/Fulgarum), Earth Manipulation (Queth/Quaithe/Quaithar), Ice Manipulation (Ise/Isell/Isellam), Healing (Pow/Powra/Powtes), Resurrection (Illume/Illumore), Paralysis Inducement (With Paralyze), Probability Manipulation (Sthen increases the chances of a critical hit), Status Effect Inducement, Forcefield Creation & Damage Reduction (Mindshield raises a psychic shield that halves magical damage), Creation (Arginoa creates a large sword to attack the enemy)
Healing (Herbs restore health), Resurrection (Pick-Me-Up item can grant revival), Fire Manipulation (Flame Sword wields the power of fire, leaving blisters at just the touch), Electricity Manipulation (The Ceranus was forged by Zeus to wield the power of lightning), Explosion Manipulation (Via bombs), Darkness Manipulation & Metaphysics Manipulation (Soul Manipulation; The Magic Ring harnesses the soul, and dark power, of an old spirit), Creation (Uranus's Sword created the star-flecked skies), BFR (Type 1; Hades' Sword sends its victims to Hades' realm), Fate Manipulation (The Titan Sword is said to cleave a new fate for the wielder. Fate is a big deal in this universe, dictated by the gods), Power Bestowal (Uranus's Helm grants the knowledge and power of Uranus. Hermes's Helm and Hermes's Wings grants the speed of Hermes), Resistance to Status Effect Inducement (The Olympian Shield negates status ailments), Limited Resistance to Memory Manipulation (The Pallas Athena prevents forgetfulness)

Equipment

Swords


  • Titan Sword: Legendary sword forged by Hephaestus, capable of dealing considerable damage to Typhon. Said to be able to cleave a new fate. It converts magic and ether into attacking power.
  • Uranus's Sword: A sword once wielded by Uranus, it was said to have created the star-flecked skies.
  • Hades' Sword: A sword favored by Hades, which sends its victims to Hades' Realm.

Spears


  • Ceraunus: Considered the ultimate spear, Zeus himself forged it out of lightning.
  • Trident: The spear of Poseidon, which wields the power of the sea.

Shields


  • Olympian Shield: This incredibly durable shield is said to channel the powers of Olympus. Holding it negates status ailments.
  • Pallas Athena: The shield once held by Athena, reinforced by the skin of Pallas the Titan. It grants the ability of Null Oblivion, meaning the wielder never becomes forgetful.

Other


  • Byrn Dart: A missile dart that contained Byrn magic within it. Throwing it is like casting a fire spell.
  • Fulg Dart: A missile dart that contained Fulg magic within it. Throwing it is like casting a lightning spell.
  • Queth Dart: A missile dart that contained Queth magic within it. Throwing it is like casting an earth spell.
  • Ise Dart: A missile dart that contained Ise magic within it. Throwing it is like casting an ice spell.
  • Bomb: An average bomb that Icarus can throw. Explodes on impact.

Clothing


  • Savior's Armor: Armor made for valiant deeds, containing the power of the gods.
  • Radiant Robe: A robe blessed by the gods, said to ward of calamity and evil.
  • Oceanus's Armor: Armor worn by Oceanus, said to protect him from all attacks.
  • Gaia's Raiment: The robe of the earth goddess, said to make angry gods fall quiet before it.
  • Magic Ring: And eldritch ring that harnesses the evil of an old spirit.
  • Hermes's Helm & Hermes's Wings: This helm and wings of the god, Hermes, allows the wearer to be as quick as he.
  • Uranus's Helm: The helm of Uranus grants the knowledge and power of Uranus, god of the sky.

Items


  • Herb: Restores some of Icarus's health.
  • Physic: Restores a little of Icarus's health.
  • Potent Physic: Restores some of Icarus's health.
  • Total Physic: Fully restores Icarus's health.
  • Walking Nectar: When taking this nectar, Icarus is kept completely awake; nullifying anything that might make him sleep. It also restores his magic.
  • Chthonic Balm: A nostalgic scent for monsters that draws them near.
  • Camping Kit: Easy to set up campsite for Icarus to sleep in, without fear of monster attacks.

  • Byrn: Fire magic. Sets an enemy ablaze and diminishes resistance to magic.
    • Byrnage: Powered-up version of Byrn. Sets a row of enemies on fire.
    • Byrngarm: The most powerful version of Byrn. Drops pillars of flame from the sky onto foes.
  • Fulg: Lightning magic. Calls lightning onto an opponent and saps resistance to slash attacks.
    • Fulgar: Powered-up version of Fulg. Strikes a row of enemies with electricity.
    • Fulgarum: The most powerful version of Fulg. Punishes foes with a powerful strike of electricity.
  • Ise: Ice magic. Encases the foe in ice and saps resistance to thrust attacks.
    • Isell: Powered-up Ise. Encases a row of enemies in ice.
    • Isellam: The most powerful version of Ise. Encases foes in a chasm of ice.
  • Queth: Earth magic. Hits an enemy with a boulder, and saps resistance to blunt attacks.
    • Quaithe: Powered-up Queth. Hammers a row of enemies with boulders.
    • Quaithar: The most powerful version of Queth. Drops a large boulder onto foes.
  • Pow: Health magic. Restores a little health to a single ally.
    • Powtes: The most useful version of Pow. Restores all health to a single ally.
    • Powra: Powered-up Pow. Restores a fair amount of health to a single ally.
  • Paralyze: Icarus' version of paralysis magic. Stuns the foe for a few turns.
  • Illume: Resurrection magic. Can raise an ally after they're defeated, but only to half health.
    • Illumore: Powered-up version of Illume. Raises an ally to full health after they are defeated.
  • Arginoa: Summons a colossal sacred sword that deals incredible blunt damage to all enemies in the area.

  • Notable Techniques


    • Defend: Icarus reacts swiftly to deflect attacks and reduce damage.
    • Counter: Icarus strikes back immediately after a foe attacks.
    • Evade: Icarus anticipates an opponent's attack and dodges before it connects.
    • Mindshield: Raises a psychic barrier that halves all magical damage dealt to Icarus.
    • Boon: Naturally recovers a little magic power by converting ether into magic.
    • Vigor: Recovers some of Icarus's health after an enemy's turn is over.
    • Brinkback: Recovers a little health and boosts Icarus's resistances when he's near death.

    Other

    Weaknesses: His soul is susceptible to be taken out of his body, which would leave his body to be a motionless marionette. He's normally used to fighting as part of a party, which restores his health and magic while he's busy attacking.

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