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Ajax

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Ajax was one big, beefy dude. Massive and strong, Ajax was considered Greece's second best warrior during the Trojan War (Achilles was #1). Hector of Troy came the closest to beating Ajax when the two fought one on one; but in the end, the daylong bout was a draw. When Achilles' armor was awarded to Odysseus instead of Ajax, the big guy went totally nuts and killed a bunch of sheep, thinking they were the Greeks who'd ticked him off. When he came to, he was so humiliated that he skewered himself. In the end, it seems, only Ajax could bring Ajax down.

Basic Information

Name

Ajax

Nickname

Aias
Telemonian Ajax
Aivas Tlamunus 
Ajax the Great
The guy who was almost as good a warrior as Achilles (I kind of hate this nickname)

Sex

Male

Current city

Elysium

Work & Education

Occupation

Warrior
Hero
King of Salamis

Education

Chiron's Academy of Heroes

Beliefs

Political views

I was super pro-Greece until they all betrayed me.

Family & Friends (& Enemies)

Parents

Telemon (Dad)
Periboea (Mom)

Siblings

Teacrus

Children

Eurysakes
Philaeus

Friends

Diomedes
Ajax the Lesser
Hector (He may have been fighting for the other side, but he had real honor)

Enemies

Odysseus (who I thought was my friend, until he got Achilles' armor when he totally knew that I deserved it)
Agamemnon (who made the final call on giving Achilles' armor to Odysseus)

Relationships

Relationship status

Married to Tecmessa

Interested in

My wife

Favorites

TV Shows

Game of Thrones  
Spartacus  
Rome 

Quotations

"Regard your soldiers as your children, and they will follow you into the deepest valleys; look on them as your own beloved sons, and they will stand by you even unto death."
– Sun Tzu (Too bad Agamemnon didn't read Sun Tzu.)

"It's caving in around me, what I thought was solid ground.
I tried to look the other way, but I couldn't turn around.
It's okay for you to hate me, for all the things I've done.
I've made a few mistakes, but I'm not the only one."
– Five Finger Death Punch

"The soldier, above all other people, prays for peace, for he must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war."
– General Douglas MacArthur

"I hurt myself today
to see if I still feel.
I focus on the pain,
the only thing that's real."
– Trent Reznor

"Hell is other people."
– Jean-Paul Sartre

Books

Agamemnon by Sophocles (Pretty hilarious when Agamemnon gets stabbed by his own wife in this play.) 
Arrow of God by Chinua Achebe 
No Exit by Jean-Paul Sartre 
Beowulf 
As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner 
The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien (If only my Greek buddies understood the meaning of "fellowship.") 
The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky 
The Iliad by Homer (This guy really understood how much butt I kicked.) 
The Art of War by Sun Tzu 
"The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe (I wish Agamemnon and Menelaus had been tortured by the beating of my heart after I died.) 

Music

You're A Lie by Slash (feat. Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators) (This one's for you, Odysseus.)  
Princes of the Universe by Queen (Rock out.)  
Days Go By by The Offspring  
Hurt as sung by Johnny Cash (Kind of reminds of when I impaled myself on Hector's sword.)  
Coming Down by Five Finger Death Punch  
It's Time by Imagine Dragons  
Little Talks by Of Monsters and Men (Me and Tecmessa's new song.)  
Welcome to the Jungle by Guns N' Roses (Reminds me of when I first stepped off the boat to Troy.) 

Movies

The Incredible Hulk  
Iron Man  
The Avengers  
Troy  
Conan the Barbarian  
Braveheart  
The Dark Knight Rises  
Gladiator  
The Wrestler 

Activities & Interests

Likes

World of Warcraft 
Professional Wrestling
Andre the Giant
Sumo Wrestling
Weightlifting
Bacon

Interests

Military strategy

Groups

Heroes of the Trojan War
Fans of WWE  
Veterans  
The Incredible Hulk Fan Club