Jayden McKara is a son of Aphrodite who has been at Camp for a couple of years now. Having come after a traumatic monster experience just before his seventeenth birthday, Jayden abandoned his life on the west coast in haste for the east. The savvy, flirtatious Jayden is most commonly found working out or by the beach, probably with someone in tow.
Powers of a Child of Aphrodite [ 3/6/9 Month Powers locked ]:
Children of Aphrodite can create a large plume of dense perfume or make-up which obscures them and begins to suffocate anyone else within it. This can give the user a chance to attack.
Children of Aphrodite have the ability to fire razor sharp scallop shells at high speed which can be shot fast enough that they could pierce the skin on impact. The shells would materialize and fire from the user’s palms, so the size of them depends on the user.
Children of Aphrodite can cause people of any gender to lose all desire to attack them for a short time. Out of an artificial love, the love isn’t necessarily romantic and could be like sibling love. If the user attacks while this is in effect, it will automatically wear off.
Children of Aphrodite have the ability to entrap an enemy in a large scallop shell, similar to the one their mother emerged from at birth. Once closed, the clam is extremely difficult to escape from. It is highly durable and cannot be teleported out of, after a short time the clam will fade from existence. The target cannot be attacked while they are inside the clam, so the power is purely defensive. It can only be summoned twice in the same fight.
Children of Aphrodite cause anyone who possesses a sexual orientation towards them to be at least slightly, attracted to them.
Children of Aphrodite have the ability to be able to resist charm speak, a charming touch etc. to an extent.
Children of Aphrodite have the innate ability to be able to resist the effects of pheromones to an extent.
Children of Aphrodite are able to communicate with and command doves. If the user gives too many commands, the doves will become frustrated and disobey.
Children of Aphrodite can alter their appearance (including clothes and make-up) for short periods of time, the more they alter their appearance, and the longer they maintain the appearance, the more energy it drains.
Children of Aphrodite can curse someone to feel like they’re completely hated and unloved, they’ll feel like they’re ugly and will sink into self-pity for a short time. This gives the user a chance to attack or flee.
Children of Aphrodite can infuse magic into their words and ‘charm-speak’ another into doing their will or revealing a secret to them; the person will remain under the control of the charm-speak for a few minutes or until control is relinquished, the longer the control is kept.
Children of Aphrodite can control the clothing of others, create and transform it at will (not armor). They could turn a girl’s prom dress into a red bikini, create a scarf around someone’s neck and command it to strangle someone etc. Commands and transformations only last for a short time and the target’s clothes revert to normal.
3 Months After Character is Made
Children of Aphrodite are able to turn into a dove, which allows them flight, the longer they maintain this form, the more energy is drained.
6 Months After Character is Made
Children of Aphrodite have the ability to control the levels of hormones related to love in humans; serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine. The user has the ability to increase or decrease each of these hormones separately or all together. Increases in serotonin will make the target go temporarily insane and decreases will make the target become depressed, while increases in dopamine will make the target super sensitive to their surroundings and decreases will stiffen the movements of the target. Increases in norepinephrine will increase the rate of heart contractions of the target and decreases in this hormone can result in severely lowered heart rate. The use of this power can be extremely draining for the user depending on how extreme the alterations of the hormone levels are.
9 Months After Character is Made
Children of Aphrodite have the ability to transform an area into a maze of mirrors for a moderate period of time, as one of their mother’s attributes was a mirror. Whilst in the maze, the user’s target can become disoriented and confused as all they can see is their own appearance, however, the glass is somewhat durable and cannot be broken easily. The user can move about while the maze is in place, and the sight of their own beautiful reflection empowers them a little. They innately know their way through the maze, as they created it, but they cannot change the layout of the maze once it is in place. The size of the maze depends on how large the user would like it; they can range in size up to that of a battle arena, however, the larger it is the more the user is drained. After dismantling the maze, the user is significantly drained and may not be able to move for a moderate period of time.
Children of Aphrodite almost always have innate knowledge of the French language since it’s known as "the language of love" and pheromones related to love in humans.
Children of Aphrodite are known for being incredibly attractive, seductive and flirty.
Children of Aphrodite often enjoy things that are pretty and things that bring them pleasure. Making them quite fashionable, fun-loving and sometimes promiscuous.
Children of Aphrodite commonly have a taste for apples.
Given Name [ Jayden ]
Alt. spelling of Jaden; Jehovah has heard
Middle Name [ Morris ]
Moorish, Dark-Skinned, Swarthy
Surname [ McKara ]
No set meaning; Girl's name 'Makara' means Born under Capricorn // Greek Makarios meaning Blessed
Witnessing his step-mother die before him; Leaving Los Angeles
Jayden isn't as much as a ladies man as one might commonly associate with Aphrodite children. Whilst, yes, it is true that he enjoys flirting with people, he is for the most part loyal and monogamous with a dislike to cheating. Although some just pin this down to him being a great guy, Jayden thinks it's more down to the fact that he saw his father and step-mother have a close relationship that caused him to have a desire to emulate it the best he could.
Jayden continues to break the stereotype mould further because, although looking and doing things like a stereotypical jock would do, Jayden acts the opposite and is known to be rather sensitive and not have thick skin. Albeit most of the time Jayden is dismissive with his feelings, some things do hurt him deep down and subsequently he has been known to hold grudges and cut people out of his life should he find them toxic. WIP.
Jordan McKara was nothing short of a ladies man. He was known to be a lothario of sorts and had countless one night stands, so much so that it wouldn't be surprising if he was the father of more children than just one. The night he met Aphrodite was like all others; he entered one of his frequent night clubs, danced with some girls and, one way or another, proceeded to hookup with them. It seemed as if his reputation had reached Olympus because Aphrodite was the girl he picked up that night. Jordan was shocked, charmed even, to find a woman as suave as himself and he'd be lying if he said he didn't think that night as one of the best nights he had ever had. Life was perfect; they parted ways not too long after and Jordan went home knowing he had probably the best sex of his life.
One week passed, however, and Jordan's party-boy lifestyle crashed down around him. Aphrodite turned up on his doorstep and gave him their child - the very child he had impregnated her with. Jordan, who still lived with his parents, was incredibly confused and all Aphrodite gave him in regards as hints to her identity was that there was a reason she was as good as sex as she was. She remarked that she was, quite literally, Aphrodite but Jordan passed it off as her joking. When she left, Jordan presented the child to his parents who had conflicting views on what to do. His mother was more than willing to throw her son and his newborn out, citing that if he was lucky one of his siblings would take him in but his father, seeing the confusion and desperation on his son's face, supported him but condoned his attitude and actions. Regardless, they came together with him to give the baby boy the name Jayden Morris. Jayden seemed to have a positive effect on Jordan because the latter then strove to do better in school in order to attain a job that would be able to make sure his son would have a comfortable life and, well, he succeeded. In a few years after his birth, Jayden and his father moved out of his grandparents' home and into a comfortable penthouse flat.
Jayden had an extremely good and comfortable early life. While spoilt, he was able to remain humble and took a shining towards sports and exercise. Despite fears from his parents that he'd slip back into a lifestyle that would harm Jayden, Jordan stuck true to improving himself - the drive of providing for his son getting him through what can only be described as withdrawals. Under Jayden's desire for a younger sibling when he was about five, Jordan was able to settle down with a woman, Abigail, who was a daughter of Eros, unbeknown to him. It was her who, when he confided with her about the identity of Jayden's mother, confirmed to the non-clear sighted Jordan that, yes, the goddess Aphrodite was Jayden's mother. In conjunction, she promised that she'd look after Jayden during the years that he'd need help the most - hinting at the monster years without directly telling Jordan what they were. Jayden got his wish though - a few years later when he was around six, Abigail gave birth to a son and Jayden was able to play with a little brother and become the model person he had always wanted to be for someone.
Did Jayden rise to the challenge of being the perfect older brother? Yeah, he did. From the time he was six until his first monster attack at twelve, Jayden devoted a lot of his time to his younger brother, Jaxon. He was always there if the younger wanted to play, helped him with pre-school homework and subsequently was able to develop an inseparable bond with him. Jaxon quickly became a very important part of Jayden's life and became, perhaps wrongly, a bargaining tool used by Jayden's parents when he was misbehaving - the less he was respectful, the less time he was able to spend with his younger brother. It was because of Jayden's closeness to Jaxon that he decided, when he began to have monster attacks, to try and loosen the bond, all in the safety of his brother.
His first monster attack happened when he was twelve, given that both he and Abigail were always in close proximity with one another. Jayden was fortunate enough to be spared from the attack because of his step-mother's expertise and, perhaps luckily for him in some cases, would be the story for most, if not all, of his attacks. However, after his first attack and he learned it would be a repetitive thing, it became obvious to his parents that Jayden was distancing himself from his brother for the very reason of protecting him. They'd spend less time alone together and, when they did, Jayden always seemed to be on edge.
Perhaps because Jayden was so caught up in protecting his brother in every way and form he could, the monster attacks flew by since they were covered extensively by Abigail who felt partially responsible for the quantity, given her heritage. She told him that whilst he was incredibly special, he needed to live a normal life and told him to give school and sports and anything he wanted to do his all - which he did.
During his time in high school he was able to go from a rather scrawny looking teen to being bugger and, soon, he fell in love with the gym lifestyle. He tried hard in school and actually was among the smartest, seemingly being amiss from the dyslexia and ADHD combo demigods faced. It was also in this time that he began to embark in a relationship with Annabelle Jacobs, a beach loving girl. At first it seemed as if it would be puppy love but soon enough the two quickly became iconic for their grade and more and more people were convinced that the two would be another high school sweethearts story and Jayden believed them, until he had to go.
Just before his seventeenth birthday Jayden experienced the worst monster attack ever. Like usual, he didn't have to do anything as he was protected by his step-mother but, this time, it came at a cost. A larger than average hellhound had pounced on the two of them, taking them both by surprise. Abigail had pushed Jayden away so she could deal with it and, in the process, mortally wounded the hellhound whilst being inflicted similar damage herself. In her dying breath she told Jayden to go to Camp Half-Blood in Long Island. She said there he'd understand and that while he had to leave people, it'd be for the best. And, just like that, Jayden was taken to Camp Half-Blood overnight by his father and brother, leaving the night away. Whilst he was settling into Camp, for a year he was perceived as just vanishing into thing air - the one thing keeping him from being declared as missing was the notice that he had moved away to another state. Needless to say, post-Camp arrival, that he and Annabelle are no longer the couple goals having broken up.