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Hector

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    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

    Name

    Hector

    Nickname

    Mr. Right

    Sex

    Male

    Current city

    Elysium

    Work & Education

    Occupation

    Warrior
    Hero
    Prince of Troy

    Education

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

    Family & Friends (& Enemies)

    Parents

    Priam (Dad)
    Hecuba (Mom)

    Siblings

    Paris
    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.)

    Children

    Scamandrius (Astyanax)

    Friends

    Polydamas
    Deiphobas
    Helenus

    Enemies

    Achilles
    Agamemnon
    Menelaus
    Odysseus

    Relationships

    Relationship status

    Married to Andromache

    Interested in

    My beautiful wife

    Favorites

    TV Shows

    NCIS
    Dexter
    Game of Thrones (Ned Stark all the way!)

    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)

    Books

    The 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

    Music

    Leaving 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...)

    Movies

    Brave  
    Troy 
    Star Wars 
    Thor 
    Gandhi 
    Braveheart 
    Robin Hood 
    Gladiator

    Activities & Interests

    Likes

    Horseback riding
    The Kentucky Derby
    Wrestling
    Fencing

    Interests

    Military History
    Political Science

    Groups

    Heroes of the Trojan War
    Horse Lovers
    Veterans

    • Spotter's Guide

      If anybody deserves to be in the city where the good souls go, it's this mightiest warrior of Troy. He's noble, courageous, and kind to his wife and kid. What's not to love? Unlike certain other heroes of the Trojan War (ahem, Achilles), you won't find Hector surrounded by paparazzi, milking his fame. No, Hector will most likely be spending a quiet night at home with his wife, Andromache, or riding his favorite horse out in the Elysian Fields. If you get a chance, you should definitely have a chat with him. Hector: he's one of the good guys.

      Sex: Male
      Age: Twenties
      Build: Muscular
      Complexion: Bronze
      Hair Color: Brown
      Facial Hair: Clean-shaven
      Scars/marks/tattoos: Battle scars
      Jewelry and accessories: Nah
      Clothing: Robes and armor
      Armor: Sturdy, well worn
      Type of Weapon: Spears, swords, shields

      Typical Companions:

      Loyal soldiers 
      Andromache

      Known Hangouts:

      Troy (His hometown that he died defending)

    • Sightings

      Dec 20, 2019 - Dec 20, 2019

      The Iliad by Homer

      This epic poem about the Trojan War may be written by a Greek, but Trojan Hector sure seems like the man in it. (Was Homer a secret Trojan sympathizer? You be the judge.)

      Dec 20, 2019 - Dec 20, 0099

      Achilleid by Satius

      In this ancient poem, big bad Achilles skewers Hector, drags his body around, and leaves it for the dogs. (Um... gross.)

      Dec 20, 2019

      The Metamorphoses by Ovid

      The Trojan War gets a Roman spin in this super famous collection of mythological poems.

      Dec 20, 0299 - Dec 20, 0399

      The Fall of Troy by Quintus Smyrnaeus

      Hector falls and his city isn't too far behind in this epic poem that picks up where the Iliad leaves off. (Yeah, we know. It's kind of depressing.)

      Dec 20, 2019

      Troilus and Cressida by William Shakespeare

      In this "problem" play, Achilles comes off as a total jerk when he can only defeat Hector by jumping him with a bunch of dudes while Hector is unarmed. Not cool, Achilles.

      Dec 20, 2019

      Troy

      Eric Bana plays the doomed Hector in this Hollywood blockbuster loosely based on the Iliad. (Bring your tissues.)

      Dec 20, 2019

      Marvel Illustrated: The Iliad

      Marvel Comics brings you an awesome adaption of Homer's Iliad, Hector included.

      Dec 20, 2019

      The Trojan War

      Marvel kicks out yet another digital comic about the Trojan War. Hector and everybody else all look suitably awesome.