Ben
Ben Jameson
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Portrayed By: Keegan Allen
Status: Alive
Age: 17
Calling: Gearhead
Pantheon: Dodekatheon
Divine Parent: Hephaestus
Significant Other(s): None yet.

Background

Benjamin Jameson was born in Washington, D.C. His parents were married from the time he was concieved (as far as he knew). His father was a mechanic, and his mother a strategist working at the Pentagon. The pay was outstanding, even if it kept her long hours during war-times. Ben was a late-life child, his mother already in her mid 40s when he was born. It was quite a shock to the both of them when Ben came along, healthy and whole.

In school, Ben wasn't the most outgoing of people, preferring to stay at home or at his father's garage, watching the man's actions and learning as much as he could from a young age. His grades were fairly decent, but nothing to brag about, mainly because he didn't focus himself. He was always eager to get home and play in the workshop with his father.

His dad had a thing for Motorcycles, which Ben picked up on early. Though he couldn't drive them that young, his dad did take him on a lot of rides. Once he was old enough to start learning, his dad made sure to take him out to empty areas to begin learning. His early teenage years weren't really anything special. However, his dad actually let him start helping out around the garage for a little pay. Since it was a family owned business, that was perfectly allowable.

His mother was a fairly distant figure to him, but it didn't bother him. He knew she cared. But then, once she got old enough, she chose to take an early retirement and move them all to New York, where they could have a life different from being constantly at the behest of the government. While that meant Ben's dad had to sell his shop and start a new one up there, it ended up working out. Along with that, his mother provided him with a motorcycle that was in a bad state of disrepair, coupled with the promise, 'If you can fix this up into something good, then you can keep it.' What teenager with a knack for mechanical things could say no?

Just days before his seventeenth birthday, Ben was working in the new garage, finishing the final touches on the motorcycle. A burly man in a wheelchair came in, looking over the pieces and repaired vehicles here and there, scattered about the garage. Ben looked at the man and offered a smile, "Hey, man. Sorry, we're closed right now. I'm just working on my own personal project." He offered.

The man simply nodded. "I know. Let me guess, you restored that one…" He pointed at the motorcycle. "And worked a few repairs on those three over there." He offered pointing at a few other cars and trucks. "Even though you're not supposed to work on other things yet."

A bashful smile crept across Ben's face. "How could you tell?"

"Because they're better than what the others could do. Your ability with machines is on par with a few people I know of that are… more than human." The man laughed.

Of course, Ben shook his head. "Nah, I'm just good, that's all."

"No son of mine is 'just good'" The man said, pointing to his motorized wheelchair. "I built this, myself. And I know what you're capable of."

"Uhm, sorry to break it to you. My dad's at home."

"That's what they raised you to believe. My name is Hephaestus. God of Fire and Forge. You are mine, Ben." He opened a case on the side of the wheelchair with a grin. "And I have gifts. Gifts to help you live up to your potential. I've heard whispers of what you could become, and I want to see if you can do it."

That was when he offered Ben his first relics. A multi-tool that could actually change itself into other tools and even a spatha… a motorcycle key chain that could call his vehicle to him whenever he needed it (along with an alteration or two that the man made in secret). And, when Hephaestus touched his back, he was tattooed with a volcano-shaped sigil.

"Things are changing in the world. And you need to help those that are trying to help us. Be proud of who you are and create things to change the world." The man said before leaving. Since then, Ben hasn't seen the man again, but then, that's only been a few days. He's only turned seventeen and gotten his motorcycle license. He still has school to work through and other things…

Personality

Ben is quiet and usually reserved. But he makes a stand when someone has been wronged or hurt needlessly. He stands up for those he considers friends, or even just in the right.

Relationships

None yet

Events Thus Far

  • Ben meets Hopper outside of the school. Hopper gives Ben the old Secret Lab.
  • Ben gets invited to Prom by a girl who's car he fixed. While there, he ditches her for insulting Hopper, and ends up making friends with his crew. Then, he helps (barely) fight a pinata.
  • Ben meets with Aillen to learn to fight a little better. In the process, he kills a bear. He also goes to add a special gas tank to Aillen's motorcycle.

Character Sheet

Attributes
Strength 4 Charisma 3 Perception 2
Dexterity 3 Manipulation 2 Intelligence 4
Stamina 4 Appearance 2 Wits 3
Abilities
Academics 1 Art (Painting) 2 Athletics 3
Awareness 1 Brawl 3 Command 2
Control (Motorcycles) 4 Craft (Mechanics) 4 Craft (Metallurgy) 2
Fortitude 3 Integrity 2 Melee 5
Science (Physics) 3 Survival 2
Relics
Relic - Motorcycle: 2 Relic - Multi-tool: 3 Relic - Volcano Tattoo - 2
Relic - Unusual Compass: 1
Boons
Body Armor Concept to Execution Don't Read The Manual
Fast Learner Microscopic Precision Spatial Attunement
Star Pupil Titanium Tools
Knacks
Arete: Control (Motorcycle) 1 Arete: Craft (Mechanics) 1 Blessing of Bravery
Fire Immunity Safely Interred
Epic Attributes
Strength 1 Charisma Perception 1
Dexterity 1 Manipulation Intelligence 1
Stamina 1 Appearance Wits 1
Virtues
Expression 2 Intellect 3 Valor 3
Vengeance 1
Pools
Legend 2 Legend Points 4/4
Wounds 0 0 0 Willpower 6
Health -0 -1 -1 -2 -2 -4 I D
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