Watson "Heath" Sawyer-Child of Apate -Dr. Watson/Child of Deceit Age: 20Height: 5'11Weight: 175 lbs Sexuality: StraightRelationship Status: Taken Health Status: HealthyMain Weapon: Sword – “It's discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.”
“Just because something isn't a lie does not mean that it isn't deceptive. A liar knows that he is a liar, but one who speaks mere portions of truth in order to deceive is a craftsman of destruction.”
Watson Heath Sawyer
Heath Dr. Watson Watt
4 July 1980
His History Before Camp
Luke Sawyer was a happily married man. He married his high school sweetheart as soon as they graduated college, and had a successful career as a criminal defence attorney. Things seemed great, he was incredible at what he did, and could always either get his clients off, or at the very least get them off with the least detrimental sentence. One day, unbeknownst to him, he ended up with a child of Apate as a client, he got the child off criminal murder charges with ease, and this drew Apate's attention. She began to covet Luke, but he was happily married, so she made a plan to disguise herself as his wife, and start sleeping with him whenever she could manage it. After a few weeks she grew bored, but it ended in her becoming pregnant with a child.
Not sure what she should do with the child, she revealed herself to Luke, and came clean about sleeping with him disguised as his wife, he was quite shocked, and at first refused to take the child, but she threatened the life of his wife if he refused. He was a huge Sherlock Holmes fan so he named the child Watson, but Laura insisted on a normal middle name, convinced that he would be teased for having Watson as a name. The fact that he had a child with another woman while married to Laura, his wife, made for a rocky marriage, but as he was quite well off financially, and he had a pretty sweet pre-nup so she couldn't get much of anything if she divorced him, they remained married. At first things seemed ok, but after moving next door to Rhian's family when Watson was 3, things got much worse. Luke became angry and bitter, and started taking it out on Watson. As Watson grew, his parents were always fighting, and if his father wasn't yelling at Laura, than he was hitting or yelling at Watson.
Watson spent a lot of time outdoors, and met his neighbour Rhian, who was a year younger, in the process. As they started attending the same school together, they became fast friends. Rhian never teased him for his name like the other kids did, and after awhile, he started going by the name Heath, his middle name, to try and avoid the teasing. Rhian was the best thing in his life growing up, his only happiness was when he was with her. One day, when she was 11 and he was 12, on the way home from school, they were suddenly confronted by a large massive mean looking dog. It started chasing them, they had no idea what to do, until one of their classmates suddenly came out from an alley and started playing some pipes, than passed Heath a sword and told him to stab the dog. It was all a lot to take in. The classmate explained he was a satyr, and that they were both demigods, though he wasn't sure who the god parents were.
As Rhian and Heath made their way back home, Heath had no idea how he was going to tell his dad what happened. He still had a fresh bruise from the last row they had. Rhian offered to talk to her mum first as they got on so well. Her mother didn’t seem overly surprised at first, apparently Hermes had given her a note to give to her daughter when she was older, but her mum being curious as to what it said, had opened it early. The events with the hellhound only confirmed what the note had said. However, she had no idea that they were living next door to another demigod. Rhian’s mum volunteered to speak with Heath’s dad and convince him to let the kids start attending holidays in America at the camp set up for demigods.
For the first year things went really well, Rhian and Heath were closer than ever and even started dating, but the more time Heath spent at camp, the less he wanted to go back home to his abusive parents. He ended up getting involved with a bunch from Kronos’s army, and was even convinced to join. Rhian wasn’t happy when she found out, but she loved Heath and was convinced she could get him to see reason. This went on for a couple of years, them seeing each other in secret, until finally in 1996 nearing the battle of Manhattan, Rhian managed to finally convince Heath to turn sides, word got back to Kronos that Heath intended to betray them at a crucial moment. When Kronos found it was over the love for a girl, he was enraged, and in retaliation took Rhian and put her back in time 15 years. Kronos threatened that if Heath didn’t do what he wanted, he’d leave Rhian there. As the battle began, Heath ended up saving the life of a child of Mnemosyne, a camper, and believing that Rhian would forgive him one day, he turned sides and fought for camp.
After the battle, with Kronos gone, Mnemosyne tried to reverse what he had done, to repay Heath for saving her son, but couldn’t not. Three years passed, Heath tried to move on, but overcome with depression he decided he was going to end his life. Choosing to jump off a cliff, Mnemsoyne chose to intervene, feeling that she owed Heath for saving her son’s life, she stopped him from killing himself, and knowing he couldn’t go on without Rhian. She took him into a cave and put his body in stasis, so that he’d live on but not age and sleep until she could figure out how to get him and Rhian back in the same time.
Meanwhile, Rhian suddenly had found herself back in 1981, only in America. For a few years, she managed to get by, becoming a year round camper, but she missed her mum and Heath terribly. Finally after 3 years, she couldn’t take it any longer, and wasn’t sure what to do, until she received a dream from Mnemosyne, instructing her to go to room 568 at the Lotus Hotel and Casino. Having run out of options, she followed Mnemosyne’s instructions. Mnemosyne managed to mess with the spell over that room, ensuring that time would not only go by fast, but that she would catch up back to the proper time line in 12 years.
A few days ago, Mnemosyne sent Rhian a dream, telling her it was time to leave the casino, she sent one of her nymph servants to get Rhian, and also instructed her where Heath was located. The nymph brought Rhian to Heath, and because Mnemosyne is so fond of stories, decided that in order to bring Heath out of stasis, Rhian would need to give him true love’s kiss. Upon waking, Heath was over joyed to see Rhian, and after resting up a bit, they are now back at camp.
Children of Apate have the minor ability to create illusions of attacks so realistic that they are most likely to catch an enemy off guard; however, if they miss they are left vulnerable to counter attack.
Children of Apate are able to command a weapon to go against it's master's will. However, they cannot command a weapon bigger than them. Also, the master of the weapon can resist the will of the weapon. Once the effect has wore off, the weapon is immune to further effects of it.
Children of Apate are able to make the objects in a small area shift appearance or location, confusing those who will see it. While the skill is in effect, it continuously drains the user.
Children of Apate are able to trick charging enemies to face the opposite directions and charge at those directions instead. The more enemies and the longer the distance, the more it drains the demigods. After the effects have wore off, enemies will be immune to further effects of it for the battle.
Children of Apate are innately able to see through lies, illusions or any form of deceit, as they are innately so well skilled with deceit themselves.
Children of Apate have the innate ability to confuse, mislead or deceive others for a short time, the longer they try and keep up with the lies/deceptions, the more energy it drains
Children of Apate are able to make a fake copy of an object not bigger than them, but they must clearly imagine the object in their minds for it to completely imitate the original object. Also, if the original object possess magical properties or whatsoever, the imitation will not copy those properties.
Children of Apate can use their powers to lure someone into lying or coming into agreement with them when they truely don't want to without the person influenced even noticing. The bigger the lie, the more power drained. A person with a strong will can fight this, and most will remember being deceived shortly after.
Children of Apate are able to mimic sounds or the voice of a person or creature they already heard speaking or making noise. The quality of the mimicry depends on the focus and skill level of the user.
(Has access to on 21/1/2013) Children of Apate can create illusions in order to twist other's perception of reality or make everyone around them see something that isn't really there. However, the illusion isn't physical and therefore is only a trick of sight. The bigger the change in perception, the more power drained. They can also delude single individuals in the same fashion.
(Has access to on 21/4/2013) Children of Apate are able to make a copy of their body, that they are mentally connected to, but cannot interact with its physical environment. It can be used to spy on others, bring back intel, distract others, carry messages, etc. It drains the user moderately.
(Has access to on 7/21/2013) Children of Apate are able to make a copy of their body, that they are mentally connected to. It is essentially a real copy of themselves, with all their powers to a weakened extent and can actually interact with their surroundings, however while the copy is active the user is entirely incapacitated. While the copies are active, the user is drained, so the longer the copy is active the more they are drained. Once the copy is gone, they must wait a substantially long time before making another copy.
Children of Apate tend to be treacherous, fond of treachery or amused by it.
Children of Apate are cunning, sly and uneasily fooled.
Children of Apate are very good liars and at making alibis.
Children of Apate are good at forging signatures and hacking systems.
Children of Apate have deceit "intuitions", meaning they may have a hunch if someone will try to deceive them. However, their predictions may not be accurate every time.
General & Misc Info
A smile is the best way to deal with difficult situations. Even if it's a fake one. Used properly, you can fool anyone with them.
Despite being abused by his father and step mum, he always had Rhian to turn to. At times he can be prone to peer pressure, like when he ended up joining Kronos's army, but in the end he usually does what is right. He would do anything for Rhian, even if it meant killing or breaking the law. She is his rock.