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Hector

Hector was totally the man. The oldest son of King Priam of Troy, he was his city's top-dog warrior and the leader of its armies during the Trojan War. Ironically, even though Hector had mad skills in battle, he thought the war was a really dumb idea. He blamed his brother, Paris, for stupidly starting the whole thing by stealing Helen from Menelaus, king of Sparta. Still, Hector fought as hard as he could to save his doomed city, taking out a ton of Greeks before he was finally slain by Achilles.

But wait! There's more to Hector than his skills on the battlefield. He was also known to be a good husband to his wife, Andromache, and a loving father to his baby boy, Scamandrius. You might have to break out the tissues for the scene in the Iliad where he says goodbye to his fam. So, there you have it. Family guy, warrior, prince among men—Hector was all that and a bag of chips.

Basic Information

NameHector
NicknameMr. Right
SexMale
Current cityElysium

Work & Education

OccupationWarrior
Hero
Prince of Troy
EducationAres' School of War (I would've preferred Athena's School, but she was against Troy so...)

Family & Friends (& Enemies)

ParentsPriam (Dad)
Hecuba (Mom)
SiblingsParis
Cassandra
Deiphobus
Helenus
Polydorus
Troilus
Polites Pammon
Laodice
Polyxena
(This is an abbreviated list. My father, King Priam, had 50 sons and 50 daughters with my mother and his concubines.)
ChildrenScamandrius (Astyanax)
FriendsPolydamas
Deiphobas
Helenus
EnemiesAchilles
Agamemnon
Menelaus
Odysseus

Relationships

Relationship statusMarried to Andromache
Interested inMy beautiful wife

Favorites

Quotations"How many roads must a man walk down
Before you can call him a man?"
– Bob Dylan

"No matter how I struggle and strive
I'll never get out of this world alive."
– Hank Williams

"Sometimes by losing a battle you find a new way to win the war."
– Donald Trump

"I said, war, huh
Good God, y'all
What is it good for
Absolutely nothing
Say it again"
– Edwin Star

"I know you are here to kill. Shoot, coward. You are only going to kill a man."
– Che Guevara (to his assassin)
BooksThe Aeneid by Virgil (It's good to know that Aeneas made it out of Troy.)
"A Good Man is Hard to Find" by Flannery O'Connor 
All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway
Le Morte D'Arthur by Sir Thomas Malory
Beowulf
Saint Joan by George Bernard Shaw
Walden by Henry David Thoreau
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
MusicLeaving on a Jet Plane by John Denver (I sang this for Andromache before I went on the battlefield for that last time.)
There's No Leaving Now by The Tallest Man on Earth (Reminds me of when I decided to stand and fight Achilles.)  
Hurt by Johnny Cash
Give Peace a Chance by John Lennon and the Plastic Ono Band (It's all I was saying too, John, but nobody would listen to me.)
Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain by Willie Nelson 
Dauðalogn by Sigur Ros (I don't know what they're saying, but this one makes me feel peaceful.)  
I'll Never Get Out of this World Alive by Hank Williams  
War by Edwin Star (Good God, y'all...)
MoviesBrave  
Troy 
Star Wars 
Thor 
Gandhi 
Braveheart 
Robin Hood 
Gladiator
TV ShowsNCIS
Dexter
Game of Thrones (Ned Stark all the way!)

Activities & Interests

LikesHorseback riding
The Kentucky Derby
Wrestling
Fencing
ActivitiesReluctantly waging wars
Fighting duels
Spending quality time with my family
InterestsMilitary History
Political Science
GroupsHeroes of the Trojan War
Horse Lovers
Veterans
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