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Jason

Jason was the golden boy of Greece when he returned with the Golden Fleece. (Extra points for rhyming!) Don't go thinking he did it on his own, though. He had a magic ship called the Argo and his crew of Argonauts to help him on his epic quest. The Argonauts weren't just any old crew, either. They were a "who's who" of Greek heroes; Heracles, Orpheus, Atalanta, and Castor and Pollux all helped him get the gold. Then, of course, there was Medea, the witch who became Jason's wife. Without her magic, Jason never would've returned home triumphant. Like a lot of Greek heroes, though, Jason's life ended in tragedy. When he decided to dump Medea for a shiny young princess, she went crazy and killed their kids. Gulp.

Basic Information

NameJason
NicknameThe Golden Boy
SexMale
Current cityElysium

Work & Education

OccupationHero
EducationChiron's Academy of Heroes

Beliefs

Political viewsI should've been a king!

Family & Friends (& Enemies)

ParentsAeson (Dad)
Polymede (Mom
SiblingsNone
ChildrenMermeros and Pheres (who were slaughtered by my wife Medea)
FriendsThe Argonauts
EnemiesKing Pelias (who totally stole the throne that should've been mine)
King Aeëtes (who got all cranky about handing over the Golden Fleece)
Medea (my wife who killed our kids)

Relationships

Relationship statusMarried to Medea (until I dumped her for Glauce—bad call)
Married to Glauce, but Medea killed her
Interested inAny girl who's not a wicked witch or a serial killer would be a step up for me…

Favorites

Quotations"Marriage is a romance in which the hero dies in the first chapter."
– Anonymous

"Unhappy the land that is in need of heroes."
– Bertolt Brecht

"Happy the man who, like Ulysses, has made a fine voyage, or has won the Golden Fleece, and then returns, experienced and knowledgeable, to spend the rest of his life among his family."
– Joachim Du Bellay

"And it feels like I am just too close to love you,
There's nothing I can really say.
I can't lie no more. I can't hide no more.
Got to be true to myself.
And it feels like I am just too close to love you,
So I'll be on my way." 
– from "Too Close" by Alex Clare

"We are never ever ever ever getting back together." 
– Taylor Swift
BooksHenry V by William Shakespeare 
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain (His raft wasn't the Argo, but it's still a good adventure.) 
Moby-Dick by Herman Melville 
Beowulf 
Medea by Euripides (Yeah, I come off as a jerk in this play, but it totally shows just how psychotic my wife is.) 
Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy (I get it, Anna: sometimes you just have to get out of your relationship no matter what.)
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams 
Le Morte D'Arthur by Sir Thomas Malory
The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien (How come Aragorn gets to be king when he returns, but I get diddly squat?) 
MusicFantastic Voyage by Lakeside 
We Are Never Getting Back Together by Taylor Swift 
Somebody I Used to Know by Gotye
It's Time by Imagine Dragons
Take a Walk by Passion Pit 
Madness by Muse 
Too Close by Alex Clare
MoviesSo I Married An Axe Murderer (Dude, I can so relate.) 
Dragonslayer 
Man of Steel (I think of myself as the Greek Superman.) 
Jason and the Argonauts (no brainer) 
Argo (Okay, it's not about my ship, but it's still a good movie.) 
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Psycho (Ahem...Medea.)
Raiders of the Lost Ark (Going on a crazy adventure to find a lost artifact? Wonder where they got that idea from?) 
TV ShowsArrow 
Game of Thrones 
Battlestar Galactica 

Activities & Interests

LikesRegattas
Sailing
Action movies
ActivitiesGoing on epic voyages
Slaying monsters
Regaining precious artifacts
InterestsArchaeology
GroupsHeroes
The Argonauts
Anti-witch Consortium
Medea Sucks!
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