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Daedalus

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Daedalus was a total mastermind. He was kind of like Einstein, Leonard da Vinci, and Thomas Edison all rolled up into one. On top of being an amazing inventor, he was also a genius architect, a master craftsman, and an off-the-charts sculptor. One of his most famous creations was the mysterious Labyrinth of Crete, where the man-eating Minotaur was imprisoned. His other major claim to fame was inventing the fabulous wings that carried him and his son Icarus into the sky. Unfortunately, though, the first test flight ended in tragedy when Icarus flew too close to the sun and fell to his death in the sea.

Basic Information

Name

Daedalus

Nickname

Wingman, First in Flight, Greek Einstein

Sex

Male

Current city

Elysium, the Underworld

Work & Education

Occupation

Inventor, Architect, Craftsman, Sculptor

General Duties: Creating new innovations, designing buildings and impenetrable mazes, sculpting fabulous pieces of art

Education

MIT
Hephaestus' Academy of Science and Technology

Beliefs

Political views

Anti-Minos Party

Family & Friends (& Enemies)

Parents

Mom: Alcippe, Athena, Iphinoe, or Phrasimede
Dad: Metion, Eupalamus, or Palamaon
(Yeah, I have daddy issues)

Children

Icarus ☹
Perdix (nephew)

Friends

King Cocalus
Theseus

Enemies

King Minos

Relationships

Relationship status

Fling with Naucrate

Favorites

Quotations

"Necessity [...] is the mother of invention."
– Plato

"Doubt is the father of invention."
– Galileo Galilei

"It is possible to fly without motors, but not without knowledge and skill."
– Wilber Wright

"Is the foolish dog, bark at the flying bird."
– Bob Marley

Books

Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci by Leonardo Da Vinci
Optiks, or a Treatise of the Reflections, Refractions, Inflections, and Colours of Light by Isaac Newton
Sidelights on Relativity by Albert Einstein
The Story of the Wright Brother's and the Flying Machine by Rupert S. Holland
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 Time Machine by H.G. Wells
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells
Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne

Music

Daedalus by Thrice
Gloomy Sunday performed by the Kronos Quartet
Wintereisse by Franz Schubert
Beautiful Boy by John Lennon
Einstein of the Beach by Phillip Glass
I Believe I Can Fly by R Kelly
Nocturne No. 1 in B Flat Minor by Frederic Chopin
Flight of Icarus by Iron Maiden
Tears in Heaven by Eric Clapton

Movies

Mythbusters (TV) (I wish they'd done one about wings made of wax before I tried my hand at it…)
Hugo
Battlestar Galactica (TV)
How It's Made (TV)
Back to the Future
Caprica (TV)
Apollo 11
Star Trek (TV)
A Beautiful Mind
The Iron Giant

Activities & Interests

Likes

The Discovery Channel
The Science Chanel
How-to manuals
Puzzles
Sudoku
Hang gliding

Interests

Science
Technology
Innovation
Design
Man-powered flight

Groups

Chess Club
Puzzle Solvers
Science Club
Flyboys
Hang Gliders 
Young World Inventors 

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