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Icarus is most famous for not being able to follow simple instructions. He and his dad, Daedalus, the brilliant inventor, were trying to bust out of jail on Crete by flying off on wings that Daedalus had made out of feathers and wax. Daedalus very specifically told Icarus not to fly too close to the sea or too close to the sun. Of course, Icarus totally didn't listen and zoomed up to the sun as fast as his little wings could carry him. Before he knew it, wax was melting, feathers were flying everywhere, and he was tumbling to his death in the sea.

Basic Information

NicknameIkarus, Angel Boy
Current cityElysium, the Underworld

Work & Education

OccupationTest Pilot
EducationDaedalus' School of Aeronautics (Dropped out—literally)


Political viewsAnti-Minos Party

Family & Friends (& Enemies)

ParentsMom: Naucrate
Dad: Daedalus
FriendsDaedalus (I didn't really live long enough to make any other friends.)
EnemiesKing Minos (I never would have died if this guy hadn't locked me and my Dad up.)


Relationship statusSingle


Quotations"Funny how fallin' feel like flyin'... for a little while."
– Bad Blake

"I believe I can fly. I believe I can touch the sky."
– R. Kelly

"Pride goeth before a fall."
– Elision from the Bible

"Falling slowly, eyes that know me
And I can't go back
The moods that take me and erase me
And I'm painted black"
– Glen Hansard
Books"The Eagle" by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card 
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
Fences by August Wilson
"A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings" by Gabriel Garcia Marquez 
Icarus Swinebuckle by Michael Garland 
Flying Machines: Construction and Operation; a practical book which shows, in illustrations, working plans and text, how to build and navigate the modern airship by Thomas Herbert Russel, Octave Chanute, and William James Jackman
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
MusicFallin' and Flyin' performed by Jeff Bridges (Crazy Heart soundtrack)
Parachutes (Funeral Song) by Mates of State
Comeback Kid by Sleigh Bells
Cat's in the Cradle by Cat Stevens
Falling Slowly by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova
Seven Stars by Air
Free Fallin' by Tom Petty
I Believe I Can Fly by R. Kelly
Flight of Icarus by Iron Maiden
I'll Fly Away by Johnny Cash
Prison Break
Rebel Without a Cause
Birdman of Alcatraz
SunshineThe Rocketeer
The Boy Who Could Fly

Activities & Interests

LikesHang gliding
Kite flying
Prison breaks
Base jumping
Remote-control airplanes
InterestsMan-powered flight
Sun Worship
Hang gliders
Sun lovers
Pigeon Enthusiasts

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