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Shugo "da Leader of da Pupniks" and Duchess of LOSTARCAre you over 15?
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Eridan Ampora | Edward Erichthonius ArgyroCanon:
13 human years | 16Preincarnation Appearance: he is a beautiful butterfly gram craker
. Any differences:
Edward looks pretty much the same except he's Greek with green-blue eyes and very dark brown hair. The purple streak is gone... for now (See first echo log). Also his face is littered with freckles and he's very self conscious about them so shush.Preincarnated History:
Okay so once upon a time in the land of Alternia, there lived an alien race called the trolls. They were kind and benevolent people, if you consider killing each other kind and stabbing each other benevolent. As the violent of a population they are, the trolls are actually very civilized and organized in terms of society. They are divided between two sub species; land-dwellers and sea-dwellers with the later ruling over the former. In addition to this division, the trolls are also divided into a lowbloods (peasants), midbloods (nobles), and highbloods (royalty). These divisions are based on a hemospectrum, or blood color, with the red, orange, and yellow as the lowbloods. The greens and blues as the midbloods, and the purples and pinks as the highbloods. Typically, sea dweller's are born on the high end of the hemospectrum. Where you rank in troll society has a great influence on your manners and the way individuals act. Eridan is a violet-blooded sea dweller but we will discuss how this affects his personality in the personality section so we're not being repetitive.
Because we're talking about the history of Eridan's life and so, sit yourself down children. This is the story all about how Eridan's life got flipped, turned upside down. And I'd like to take a minute, just sit right there and I'll tell you how he became the Prince of Hope 'n flare.
As mentioned before, Eridan is a sea dweller and so he lives near the sea. Not under a pineapple but in a wrecked ship in the middle of the ocean where he's been raised by his sea horse lusus. A lusus, dear readers, is a magical animal deity that takes care of the young trolls until they are able to take care of themselves. They're basically teaching the babies how to not stick a fork in the electric socket and how to not shit themselves. If the babies end up doing that anyways, tough love, they're making it easier to clean up the gene pool.
Anyways where were we? Oh yes, young Eridan was raised (and lived) to his teenage years where he FLARP'd (like LARPing) and collected wands and statues. His interests grew to liking magic, history and it's glorious conquerors (including their romantic life and victories). In fact, he crafted his FLARP character- Orphaner Dualscar, after these conquerors and reaped many a treasures. In fact, his whole HIVE (that's a house in people terms) is littered with golden treasures and loots that he unmercily took from other trolls in FLARP games. In these FLARP sessions, he actually joined up with another young troll by the name of Vriska Serket who, with Eridan's help, killed and orphaned many trolls. Eridan orpahened them for the sake of feeding Feferi's lusus (we'll get to that in a minute) and Vriska killed them to feed her spider-mom of a lusus.
By killing their lusus, Eridan was able to help his moirail, Feferi, feed her lusus. Feferi, who is going to be the next queen of Alternia, has to feed her lusus to keep her voice down. Otherwise the lusus will unleash a horrifying glub that will essentially kill everyone on the planet. Everyone. It would all be very horrible if it happened so it's a good thing Feferi and Eridan are moirails.
But Shugo? What is a moirail you ask??? Good Question young child. I'm not going to indulge too much into troll romance (because that's more of a Karkat player thing) but a moirail is basically a super bff who makes sure their counterpart doesn't royally fuck up or be there for moral support. They look out for each other, complete each other, and essentially become the peanut butter to the other's jelly. The banana to their split. The shirley to their temple. etc. etc. Feferi and Eridan are this. Moving on.
In return for feeding Feferi's lusus, she makes sure that Eridan doesn't go out on a quest for genocide and kill all the land dwellers. Basically she's the moral reason why he won't do what other sea dwellers want him to do because she disapproves of it and he wants to impress her. BECAUSE!!! Wink wink dear readers, Eridan has a crush on Feferi and is hoping to go from moirails to matesprits. (But Shugo what is a matesprit? It is basically like having a romantic significant other where you do nothing but stuff your face with french toast and grow fat and old together and be happy.) HOWEVER, the feelings aren't returned.
The feelings are also not returned (anymore, supposedly) for Vriska, whom he had a kismesis relationship with. (Here we go again, a kismesis is basically the opposite of a matesprit. Instead of being lovey-dovey, you steal each other's French Toast in hopes the other will starve, ensuring that you'll grow old and die happy. Without them. That or you suffocate them with French Toast.) The poor kid has relationship problems and can't hold onto a relationship to save his life. (PSsst, this will come back in play, don't worry.) He's super jealous of everyone's relationship funtimes and is constantly bummed out by the fact to the point where he becomes a desperate douche. (Eridan would be the equivalent of a terrible OKCupid profile who cries that someone friend zoned him when he wasn't even interested in the first place.)
Anyways, cue all twelve trolls starting up the SGRUB game, and Feferi breaks off her moiraillegiance with Eridan. Feferi has had enough of Eridan and being in the SGRUB Game? She doesn't have to worry about him killing all the land dwellers so, she feels like their moiraillance is no longer needed! (That and her lusus? You know? Big scary one that could kill them all? Well she nearly done killed everyone when the game started so, there's another factor.) But she's mostly tired of Eridan's bullshit whining.
Afterwards, Eridan kept mostly to himself during the SGRUB game. He stayed on his planet, THE PLANET OF WRATH AND ANGELS. Although really, it should be the planet of wrathful angels after Eridan systematically pisses every 'angel' off on his planet by shooting them. In his defense, they were scary and they were meant to be shot. Really tho, he shouldn't have been going around slaughtering and slaying them. Admist all the shooting and non-blinking, however, he managed to learn from these angels. He learned how to destroy hope! (THIS WILL BE IMPORTANT, TAKE NOTE.) And it's fitting because as the Prince of Hope (his SGRUB title), he would technically be the destroyer of Hope since Princes are typically destructive/destroyer classes.
After complaining that no one ever visits his planet, he decides to get off his mopey ass in LOWAA and challenges Sollux to a duel. In the Land of Brains and Fire, he and Sollux get their duelin on. (Back tracking for a bit, after leaving Eridan- Feferi became matesprits with Sollux after kissin and reviving him since her lusus kinda... killed him with that glub. Okay, continue-) ERIDAN LOSES THIS FIGHT. To no one's surprise. But this gives him fodder to continue his moody brooding behavior.
Especially after the trolls are chased out of their game by Jack Noir, onto a meteor. Here, he becomes a ticking time bomb in eight number of ways;
1) & 2) he contacts two of the humans (Rose and Jade) and tries to hit them up but is ultimately rejected by both. (Rose blows up his computer, and Jade calls his rifle a Stupid Piece of Shit after he gives her the punchcard to replicate it.)
3)His computer blowing up leads to him pestering Kanaya for a wand. She furnishes it out of old bed sheets
4) He thinks about how they're trapped on this meteor and they're doomed forever so...
5) He decides to join Jack Noir. He's convinced himself that he will live if he does this.
6) But that would make him the bad guy so, obviously someone needs to join him in teaming up with Jack Noir.
7) Eridan approaches Feferi (who is accompanied by Sollux) to join Jack Noir.
8) Feferi says NO, like anyone would and shit goes down.
And shit goes down in the form of accusations flung around and egos rocket punched in the face. This goes on for a good twenty seconds until Sollux decides he's had enough of Eridan's dickery and decides to take Eridan out for good. If he's gonna go to the bad guy, he's gonna get everyone killed. Unfortunately!! Eridan has that wand Kanaya made for him and engages Sollux. It's eye optics vs science wand and the ultimate victor is Eridan as he blinds Sollux (with science!!) and effectively knocks him out for good. Feferi, fearing the worst for her matesprit, charges at Eridan in a fury of hatred. Eridan blows a hole right through her torso with his science wand without even batting an eye. Dumbstruck, Kanaya and Karkat watch on before Eridan turns to them. He blasts a hole through the matriorb (which Kanaya was going to use to bring back their species) and thus destroys all hope for the trolls. (SEE, TOLD YOU THIS WOULD COME BACK!!) In a fit of rage, Kanaya charges Eridan with her lipstick chainsaw, but Eridan finishes her off in the same fashion as Feferi.
He leaves the scene, with Karkat still looking on in an awe of horror, and heads off to confront Gamzee and Vriska (who are having their own bouts of craziness.) The three confront in a mexican-standoffish way and proceed to presumably kill each other until Kanaya charges in as a day walker and stops them all before they can kill each other. Unfortunately, Eridan meets his end here because he is brutally chained-sawed in half.
When people die in the game, they don't really 'die' you see. They just, end up drifting around in these things called dream bubbles where they relive past memories and mingle with others. Eridan's last known appearance was drifting among the dead dreamers through the dream bubbles.Reincarnated History:
Edward Argyro comes from a huge extended Greek Family that gather around for every holiday and celebration into a giant clusterfuck of family good times. Like wow, there are so many uncles and aunties and cousins you kind of lose track of names. Wow, what a giant family. Despite having such a big family, however, Edward is the only child in his parent's house hold and they hardly ever spend time with their darling son. That doesn't mean they don't love their precious jewel of a gem. In fact, they shower Edward with many gifts and usually give him what he wants. Because money equals love, am I right?
Since he's home alone in their suburban house, Edward spends most of his days online like most people his age. Looking up pictures of cats, and funny videos as well as playing his favorite video games for hours on end. (His favorite video games include, Burgerbands Expedition 2, AgeOk- gosh he loves the Good Pawn Stan. Love that guy. He also plays FUN POLICE occasionally but it's only good when you play with close friends.) His other hobbies include reading about the magical world of Beautiful Animals, written by Brad Neely. He's really into the series and has constructed a lego castle based off the castle in the book. Edward is also highly fascinated by aquatic life because his parents gave him this ginormous fish tank full of exotic fishes. This was because Edward wanted a dog but, they said no. A dog is too much work and it would mess up their pretty little house. He secretly wishes for a dog though because you CAN'T WALK YOUR FISH. Well you could but, honey you fish is gonna die.
What he lacks in familial love, he makes up for with his friendships and involvement in school. Edward is the color guard captain during marching band and during the concert seasons, he's involved with student government. He takes up these tasks to delay his time in coming home. When he does have free time, he might be found harassing his friends at their jobs or hanging out with them.
But he opts to hang out with his friends over his family because he's lonely and his family doesn't pay him any attention. That, and his parents are never home so, by hanging out with his friends and getting involved with school he has an excuse to not be home.
His dream is to one day go to the Happy Magic Water Cube in China. First Echo:
When he was getting his first haircut as a young lad, The Argyro's hair stylist made a freak accident with poor babby Edward's hair. She accidentally bleached young Edward's hair when she meant to bleach his mother's hair. Upon noticing her error, she tried to dye it a darker black so that it would blend in with Edward's natural black hair.
Unfortunately, she used purple dye and thus it became irreversible. Edward left the hair saloon with his mother that day thinking "wow i am so cool" and actually thought his hair was pretty neat so he decided to keep it that way. Little did he know, it was permanent. OOps.Preincarnation Personality:
Eridan. Where do I even begin with Eridan? I guess Eridan is like Lord Voldmort's need to be an asshat and Harry Potter’s teenage angst mixed together into the body of a hipster. That is to say he is an insensitive jerk who is trying to deal with what life has thrown at him. Let's pick apart his personality like the seven horacruxes of Voldemrot and combine them into the body of a wizarding teenager.
1) Remember how I said Eridan's place in troll society effects his personality? Well, if you didn't catch the newsflash- Eridan is a sea troll and as a sea dweller, he is ranked highly among the troll caste system. In addition to being a sea dweller, his purple blood also gives him a pretty high status in the violent society of the candy corn munchkins. How does this affect him personality wise? Eridan is very snobbish. And I mean like Dudley Dursley snobbish. The kind that says you plebes are blessed to be walking on the ground I walk on, and you aren't even worthy enough to be the dirt beneath my boot!! Like he takes this holier than thou attitude to the extremes by wishing to slaughter all the land dwellers. But... he doesn't. His lineage is possibly what also drives him into troll militarism history and why he desires to be like the famous troll conquerors. After all, if you're going to be as successful as Trollpoleon Bonaparte, you better remember not to invade troll Russia during the winter or when winter is close. Otherwise, you can't wipe out those peasants of the land.
2) Which leads us to our second point. Eridan could have easily wiped out all the troll babbies. He had access to the equipment, he had the power in his hands to kill everyone on his planet. Literally. Feferi's lusus? Remember that? He could have simply 'forgot' or stopped giving Feferi dead lusus to feed her gigantic lusus that could kill everyone if it raised it's voice above an audible whisper. But he never stopped giving her dead lusus. (And even if he did, there's no doubt that Feferi was capable of getting dead lusus but that's beside the point.) The point is, he was willing to do the dirty work for his friends and make sacrifices. Now, granted he wanted to impress Feferi because he did have an unrequited crush on her but, he was also good teammates with Vriska for a long time! He clearly cares for his friends. I mean when he realizes what a jackass he makes himself out to be, he tends to get very frustrated with himself or doesn't know what to do. Sometimes he punches himself in the head, other times he holds his head in his hands lamenting about what a fuckass he is. (Also I want to point out in his introduction, he held off on doing anything so that Feferi could have her introduction. Wow that's friendship there.)
I mean, he's really not that bad of a guy. If you think about it- why would a guy who hates land dwellers live above the water, near the land??
3) But that doesn't excuse Eridan's actions. He's still a pretty awful person but at least he acknowledges that he's an awful person. If acknowledging it means that he'll admit it and drive the point home so many different ways you begin to wonder if it isn't all internalized or some shit. Eridan loves exaggerating things because he's a pompous bastard. Maybe this is why he has relationship troubles. He loves to act like he's lived under the stairs of some muggle family his whole life and everything is holding him back from being truly fabulous. When in actuality, it's Eridan's attitude and regard (or complete disregard) towards others that makes him pretty awful to the point where he can be overbearing. It's a problem that he acknowledges and constantly tries to seek help from Karkat, Kanaya and the other trolls. Except he expects sympathy from the others and when butt pats aren't received he goes crying to the next person. Really, his own ego and bullshit is feeding his own drama. He's obsessed about it. Really, he's a bit of a tool. An overbearing tool but a tool non less.
4) One thing we need to discuss is how Eridan can be a bit manipulative. I'm not saying that he's the manipu-master. He's actually pretty see through about it and other's have called out on his bullshit or don't necessarily fall for his behavior and attitude. Sometimes, Eridan probably doesn't even realize how manipulative he can be but he's still manipulative.
We can use his relationship with Kanaya as a prime example of just how manipulative he can be and how he doesn't even realize he's manipulating her. Like both of them have crushes on Vriska but Eridan was trying to get Kanaya to be an auspice (once again a troll romance term. It's basically a third person in the relationship that makes sure neither of the trolls get too violent or overpower the other) between himself and Vriska's black romance. Kanaya has been his go to to blab about his bullshit when Feferi doesn't want to listen anymore and they're both pretty cool about it. But, he still tries to persistently use Kanaya in a way that benefits him. He even gets her to make him a cool wand because he says she's once of the nicest friends he has. She obliges, even though the wand is to exact revenge on Rose for blowing up his computer originally. Eventually he offers to help her with the matriorb but, as you can see from the history- that is blown to portions when he tries to get Feferi to join him with Jack Noir.
In a way, he used Kanaya to get his revenge on Sollux by manipulating her into believing that he might not be as bad as a guy as everyone thought he was. However, I don't think he necessarily knew what he was doing other than being hell bent on revenge.
5) Don't forget how stubborn Eridan can be. As noted about, he's hell bent on revenge and refuses to let things be even if it would mean that he's happier. He simply can't get over himself and this, more than anything, is possibly the biggest flaw in his ego that others have pointed out to him. If he wasn't so stubborn on holding grudges, perhaps his manipulation with Kanaya wouldn't have gone as far as it did because he could have been happy having a friend like Kanaya around. Honestly, his stubbornness is like borderline obsessive at times.
But he's also crazy-stubborn about other things too, not just revenge. He was told to stop killing the angels because they were supposed to be helping him. Obviously Eridan did not listen because he was too stubborn in doing things his way.
6) Among the listed things so far, Eridan acts like a pompous cool kid. Like everyone is too good for him when in reality he's a wannabe hipster. He was into FLARPING before it became mainstream, the ocean is too mainstream to live in. Etc. Etc. He wants to be edgy and like 'wow' so cool! But really Eridan is one big nerd.
He likes magic, and evidently wizards, but he believes them all to be fake like an imaginary friend. That doesn't stop him from collecting shitty wands. But seriously, magic has kind of been a driving force for some of Eridan's actions so we can't just ignore his belief in magic. He contacts Rose over magic because he believes she'll teach him about ~*~*~magic*~*~*~. We know she destroys his computer and that he pesters Kanaya into crafting him a wand to use. We also know that said wand becomes powered with his hope powers and he tries to kill people with it.
7) One thing I really want to point out is that Eridan is actually pretty badass. People don't give him enough credit for being a badass I mean. He might not be the leaderly type but he can definitely fend for himself and while, yes, some of his actions are stupid but let's give a brief list of the things that make him more than capable. One, he's able to take out things that are x100 times his size. In his introduction, he shot a whale out of the sky. A motherfucking whale.
It's a proven fact that no one visited his planet and yet he slayed a lot of angels there. A lot of pissed off angels were trying to kill him but clearly Eridan made it out alive.
This tough guy attitude who's capable of getting shit done, however, is kind of overshadowed by his other attitude and personality problems. Really, if he wasn't such an awful and stubborn guy, maybe he could be the pleasant badass we all originally thought he'd become.
There, we've got his seven horacruxes of personality. Ego, Loyalty, Overbearing, Manipulation, Stubborn, Credence, and Badassitude. Though unlike the actual horacruxes, his personality doesn't exist as separate instances. If you've been a trooper and managed to truck on through this app, you'd have notices repeated instances where one thing sounds similar to another thing and you'd be right! Everything ties together and he isn't just stand-alone stubborn and stand-alone loyal. All things are like a cause and effect but, these are the things that stand out most about Eridan.Any differences:
Since there are no caste systems, Edward is less egoistic and doesn't wish to start a genocide. Since he's not hyped up on destroying everyone else, he's less into militarism and war history. Like he isn't going to try to kill everyone at STE, trust me. Murder is probably the LAST thing on his mind. The biggest thing that's going to affect Edward's psychology is that he's not in a violent society anymore? I've already mentioned the caste issue but Edward is also not being exposed to mindless killing that is about as normal as breathing air in troll society.
Despite his parents giving him everything he wants- he isn't mean or think he's above everyone. Mostly because his parents don't pay him any attention. They give him everything he wants (or what they think he wants) without question. Which, while he recieves everything he wants, Edward doesn't have to be manipulative to get what he wants which is also a different from Eridan. Because he doesn't have this hidden manipulation, he's generally a lot nicer.
BUT HE'S... still pretty awful. Awful in terms of "you know what would be a good idea? lighting a wasp nest on fire. that'd be a good idea!!" But he also hangs out with awful people so, maybe it all balances out? At least Edward isn't being an emotional asshat who goes to everyone over his feelings. Actually... he's kind of reclusive about his feelings since his parents don't show him any affection he's never really had a chance to sit down with anyone and talk. Instead, he's kind of learned to deal with it himself since his parents don't really care and he assumes everyone else could care less too.
Also pointing out that, hey, Troll Romance is a thing that doesn't exist anymore. So, a lot of his problems that his pre-reincarnation self had? Instantly gone. There's no complex web of emotions or terminology and with this in mind, we can also safely say that his obsession with revenge is gone. He has nothing to obsess over revenge for.
Basically he's becoming your average American teenager who deals with his annoying extended family, struggles to make his parents understand him, and does stupid shit with friends that'll probably end with everyone going to the hospital.Abilities:
There are no fancy powers for Eridan unless you count his Prince of Hope powers and those powers have never really been explained in depth in canon. Mostly it would have give him some kind of powers related to hope or something but for now we are going to ignore them until Homestuck elaborates on them. But what we do know, as far as skills goes, is that Eridan is adept in the usage of guns. Namely his Ahab's Crosshairs (AKA Legendary Piece of Shit) which is like a rifle that shoots electric blue lazer beams. He also gets a wand later in canon but MAGIC IS SUPER FAKE and not real. This could be like his hope powers charged? It was never really explained except that his planet in his session taught him how to 'destroy' hope.
Eridan is also made of tougher stuff since he's a troll like, these troll kids have stayed up for hours fighting monsters and what not and they don't even bat an eye. That is amazing, wow, thank you troll kids. You're the greatest.Roleplay Sample – Third Person:
When the Royal Family announced that the Duchess of Cambridge was going into labor, Edward had dropped everything and opened twenty different tabs in anticipation of the royal birth. He wasn't British but he was just as bit as excited as everyone else watching out for the royal baby. His eyes stayed glued to the TV while his laptop mouse clicked in rapid formation to refresh the many tabs he had opened.
Edward had nothing better to do with his spare time. His parents were out and school was out for the summer. Bandcamp wasn't for another whole month and most of his friends were on vacation. It was just your average lifeless summer day. Or was it?
Hint, it was not. Duh. The Royal Baby is being born. That is neither average nor lifeless.
'Kate Middleton and Prince William are proud parents to a baby boy!'Yet still, Edward stayed attuned to the royal baby news. He even ordered pizza with the special royal baby discount and drank a whole liter of coke. There was no way Edward was going to miss the debut of the royal baby. When the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge finally emerged from their hospital, Edward erupted into applause as if he were actually there. It was kind of sad, he confessed to himself, finding entertainment in the British Royal's new arrival. Ding dong!
"Finally, my pizza's here. But they're going to make me miss the Royal Baby's debut" Edward mumbled to himself as he grabbed his pants off the floor and jerked them on as he headed down the stairs. He made a quick stop to the kitchen table to grab one of the many crisp twenty dollar bills that his parents left him before continuing towards the door, practically tripping over himself. He had to be quick, they could announce the baby's name any minute! So when he throws open the door and snatches the pizza box and liter of coke out of the delivery guy's hand he throws the twenty in their hand.
"Keep the change! I got to get back to watchin the Royal Baby! Bye!" And promptly slams the door in their face. He makes a mad dash back to his room, just in time to see more aimless picture taking by the press.
"Yes, I didn't miss a thing." Buzz buzz. That's his iPhone vibrating like crazy on his computer table. He picks it after setting the pizza down on his bed, it's probably just another twitter update on the royal baby, he thinks. Edward pushes down on the button, only to see the screen is actually a text from his bestie, asking Ed if he wanted to hang out at his house because he just got back from vacation. Edward groans and debates actually getting out of the house for once in this week.
"Nobody was here this whole week I wanted to do something and now that I'm too invested into this Royal Baby Bullshit, I can't back out. Ugh. This is some royal bullshit," Edward is understandably conflicted. On one hand he wants to hang out with his besties and get out of the house. On the other, he was too invested into the Royal Birth. Decisions, decisions, decisions... He finally decides on something.
He texts his friend; actually can u com ovr? watchin the hrh baby. ive got pizza. help me eat the pizza if nothin else. parnts gone 2
. Yes, perfect, bribe them with pizza. Edward really hopes his friend will decide to come over for pizza. He could use the company, and maybe an intervention. But he'll have to wait with baited breath for his friend's reply.
Finally, after what seems like years, his phone lights up again and Edward is simply ecstatic to know that his pal is coming over for pizza.Roleplay Sample - Network:oh no... no no no no
please don't tell me i'm being blocked
i was just trying to download porn that's all but oh my god i am fucked if im blocked
i dont want to have to call my internet service provider and explain to them a thing.
a thing that happened to be porn,
it just had to be the porn didnt it oh my god.
FUCK me i am so fucking FUCKED
i mean i could just get my parents to call for me but im pretty sure that mom will just leave it blocked or theyre going to do something embarrassin
im just going to have to call our service and pretend to be dad or something and be like
HELLO, YES THIS IS MISTER ARGYRO THE WIFE AND I WERE DOWNLOADING THE NASTY BECAUSE WERE TRYING FOR A BABY BUT REALLY THAT'S JUST A POLITE WAY OF SAYIN WERE HAVIN A LOT OF SEX.
totes wasnt my teenage son, he's a sweet angel, and blah blah parenting bullshit.
oh my god wheres the fuckin phone.