Ethan is the elder (yet somehow shorter) of the Carver twins. Hereditary werewolves, they were the omegas of their abusive pack, until Deucalion taught them to control their merged super-werewolf form. After slaying their pack and becoming Alphas, they joined the Alpha Pack, their gratitude to Deucalion translating to a sense of loyalty. However, prolonged contact with Scott McCall and his pack caused both twins to question if their loyalty was misplaced. The Darach (Jennifer Blake) killed their merged form, though they survived as individuals. Now stripped of both their Alpha status and their pack, Ethan finds himself in Beacon Hills, tentatively accepted as part of Scott McCall's Pack. His brother Aiden Carver is also a Beta in the Pack, and the twins share a powerful psychic bond.
Ethan looks like a typical teenager...if they happen to model for a bodybuilding magazine. Standing just under six feet tall, he's trim, broad-shouldered, and muscular with a bearing of predatory grace and a generally alert, focused manner.
He has a clear, fair complexion tempered by an even tan, and his short brown hair is cropped close on the sides and swept up into a spiked style. His features are conventionally handsome, with a prominent nose and brow, a strong chin and jawline. His brown eyes are bright and sharp, fitting his attentive demeanor.
He favors wearing t-shirts and jeans with boots or athletic shoes. His tastes are simple, but everything he wears fits very nicely, which is to say tightly, showing off the body he's clearly quite proud of.
Ethan is an average student in his junior year of high school.
Although Ethan keeps himself in great shape, he's not really much of a team player. Nevertheless, he's competent at several sports, including lacrosse.
One thing both twins excel at is combat, though they tend to favor brute strength over tactics.
Riding a motorcycle is more complex than driving a car, involving a greater degree of balance and a keener awareness of one's surroundings.
Ethan's agility is far superior to a human's, allowing him to catch arrows with moderate effort and dodge bullets with a bit of luck. In addition, his running speed and reflexes are ten to twenty times human norms.
All werewolves have a predatory aura about them which makes them seem naturally threatening to non-supernatural beings, such as humans and animals. With a little concentrated effort, Ethan can dominate weaker-willed humans, and even the largest, most predatory animal is likely to submit when Ethan growls with his eyes glowing.
Ethan has the power to merge his physical body with his twin brother, Aiden. The resulting gestalt werewolf gains Supernatural level strength, toughness, and stamina along with every other power that each of the two has separately. Sharing thoughts, the two operate fluidly as one being.
Ethan is mentally linked to his twin brother, Aiden, and the two are able to sense each other's general condition and emotional state. With clear thoughts and focus, they can even communicate telepathically. No other psychic or magical powers have been demonstrated that are able to disrupt this connection, as the two are always aware of one another.
In his werewolf form, Ethan has sharp fangs and a jaw powerful enough to shatter bones, but his real weapons are his claws, which can carve through stone and even steel.
Werewolves are capable of absorbing and alleviating the pain of others. In a manner, this tends to work as a limited version of healing and can be used to help others.
Ethan's senses are heightened to the level of a wolf. When he causes his eyes to glow, his night vision becomes excellent, far better than a human's. His hearing is also greatly enhanced in any form. But the sense which is truly superior is smell. With a little concentration, Ethan can pick up scents that are days or even weeks old, and can isolate individual scents in a sea of aromas.
Ethan Carver is strong enough to crush or bend metal, even dead-lifting up to a few tons with an effort. He punches are hard enough to crack stone.
Ethan's tough enough to shrug off or endure non-lethal wounds from personal-level weaponry (swords, handguns, rifles, shotguns) without great loss of ability. His enhanced regeneration allows minor wounds to heal almost instantly, and even severe damage heals within a few hours to a few days.
Ethan and his brother Aiden have matching black motorcycles.
SNOW GLOBE Edit
For Christmas 2016, Ethan was given a magical snow globe by the Kringles. When held, if one is thinking of nobody, then it simply shows a random snowy vista from around the world. If the bearer thinks of someone they love (whether it be platonic love, family love, or romantic love--and it must be "real" love, not simply desire), it will show that person roughly as they are and give a glimpse of them. This glimpse conveys a sense of their location, their health and well-being, mood, and a general sense of what they're doing, but it's not like viewing live video. However, if the person being viewed is in danger or distress, then the snow globe will show every possible bit of information it can to help aid them, including their exact location and "live footage" of them and their surroundings. The globe is powerful, but not supremely so. It is possible to block its sight with potent wards or anti-scrying shields.
POWER OF THE PACK Edit
Everyone has heard the phrase "strength in numbers." For this type of werewolf, the expression is quite literally true. After being accepted by the pack's alpha (or alphas, in unusual cases), a werewolf gets stronger, faster, and tougher than they would be as a lone wolf. The strength of this enhancement depends both on how many total members the pack has, as well as how close together the members are at a given time. The size of the pack also affects the pack's alpha, whose powers increase when they're leading or protecting their pack members. In practical terms, this usually does not increase the characters' power ratings to a higher level than is on their sheet, only pushing them higher within that range of ability, but in staff-approved circumstances, those powers may be elevated from Basic to Enhanced or Enhanced to Supernatural as befits the current plot or scene.
Ethan shares a special bond with his twin, Aiden. Often, when one is suffering great pain, the other will sense it, even from a great distance.
The Alpha pack had resources from an unknown source. When Deucalion left Beacon Hills, he took most of those resources with him. However, the twins have an independent source of money, a trust fund set up by their now deceased parents, which allows them to live in relative comfort while in high school.
LUNAR CYCLE Edit
Werewolves are closely tied to the phases of the moon. This affects them in various ways, such that they are at their strongest when the moon is full and their weakest during a lunar eclipse. The phase of the moon also strongly affects the werewolf's emotions, such that they can become almost overwhelming near the full moon. Werewolves often find a strong urge to shift during the full moon, as well as on the nights just before and after a full moon. Most werewolves eventually learn to control their shifts and to manage their emotions via various methods.
LUNAR ECLIPSE Edit
During a full lunar eclipse, a werewolf is powerless and essentially human.
The wood of the rowan tree, also known as mountain ash, creates a supernatural barrier against most (if not all) supernatural creatures, including werewolves.
Aconite, also known as wolfsbane and monkshood, is a flowering plant which is poisonous to humans, but is especially deadly to werewolves. When introduced into a werewolf's system, whether through ingestion, inhalation, or directly into the blood, wolfsbane slows or even stops the natural healing process. It also forces uncontrollable shifting and increasing weakness, eventually leading to death if left untreated.
Ethan Carver was born seven minutes before his twin brother, Aiden. Through an odd twist of fate, he was born just before midnight, while Aiden was born just after, meaning that although they’re identical twins, they do not share a birthdate. Hereditary werewolves, they were unfortunately mistreated by their abusive pack, most especially the Alpha. The twins were essentially the pack’s omega members, the last to eat and the first to be abused. With the aid of the Alpha known as Deucalion, they discovered and mastered an ability unique to werewolf twins: the power to merge their bodies into a single, enormous werewolf, stronger and tougher than most others. Soon after mastering this skill, the twins slew their pack, stealing their Alpha’s status for themselves, and joined Deucalion’s Alpha pack. In so doing, they changed their last name froim Steiner to Carver, distancing themselves from their old pack.
Deucalion’s plan was to steal the power of both Derek Hale and Scott McCall, in preparation for the final showdown with the Darach, Jennifer Blake. To that end, the twins were charged with infiltrating Scott’s pack: Aiden became romantically involved with Lydia Martin, while Ethan dated Danny Mahealani. Though it was soon discovered that Lydia was more important to the pack, Ethan discovered that his feelings for Danny had become genuine, much to his brother’s dismay.
As Ethan spent more time around Scott and the others, he began to question his loyalty to Deucalion. Though he felt a strong desire to honor the commitment he and Aiden had made to the Alpha pack, he grew increasingly troubled by the deaths he was ordered to participate in. This was especially true after the part he’d played in forcing Derek Hale to kill Boyd. For the first time in his life, Ethan considered breaking from his brother to stop the Alpha pack from killing Derek. When Kali, another Alpha of the pack, threatened Lydia’s life, Aiden seemed on the verge of breaking ranks as well, but the arrival of the Darach prevented a confrontation with Kali. In the battle that followed, Kali was slain, and the twins’ merged super-werewolf form’s neck was broken. The twins barely survived, but they’d lost their ability to merge.
As a result of their near-death experience, Ethan and Aiden were unable to assist in the final battle against the Darach. They both lost their Alpha status, as well as their ability to merge into the super-werewolf form. However, it is possible that this ability may be regained again someday. In the meantime, they are technically Omegas, alone without a pack, and only time will tell if they can gain enough of Scott McCall’s trust for him to allow them to join his pack as Betas.
As the older of the twins (by seven whole minutes), Ethan tends to be more level-headed and reserved than Aiden. He is intelligent, calculating, and feels guilt for his actions. Like his brother, he has a strong sense of honor and loyalty. Ethan is gay, and while he has genuine feelings for Danny, he isn’t sure a long-term relationship with an unknowing human is really viable. He's surprised to discover how deeply he feels for Scott McCall's Beta, Liam Dunbar. Although he’s a good guy at heart, he relishes in the bad boy image he and his brother portray to the world.
This is Ethan's song.
Logs featuring Ethan Carver:
- 2018.12.08 - Best Things Happen While You Dance
- 2018.11.24 - The wise wolf doesn't chug
- 2018.11.24 - Peace Talks
- 2018.11.17 - Double Date at the Pizzeria!
- 2018.11.16 - Fox Confronts Wolves and Fairies Interfere
- 2018.11.16 - Dinner at the Carvers': After the Drama
- 2018.08.11 - To Sponsor a Lord, Part 2: What Next?
- 2018.07.31 - Moonshine Monday at Caritas
- 2017.10.15 - Two Wolves on the Hunt--Or, A Happy Puppy Gets Lost
- 2017.10.02 - End of The End
- 2017.09.20 - "I Wanna Go Home"
- 2017.09.19 - Nevermind Graduation--Welcome to the End
- 2017.09.10 - The Time of My Afterlife
- 2017.06.24 - Kate the not so great
- 2017.05.01 - Hush Pt.5: Scream Queens
- 2017.02.09 - Hale House, the Gathering
- 2017.02-21 - Walkies
- 2017.01.29 - Party for a Dungeon Crawl
- 2016.12.26 - Things Have Changed
- 2016.12.24 - Christmas Trick-Or-Eve: Part 3--Or: And to All a Good Night
- 2016.12.24 - Christmas Trick-Or-Eve: Part 2--Or: The Life Day Song
- 2016.12.24 - Christmas Trick-Or-Eve: Part 1--Or: To Trick a Trickster
- 2016.12.12 - Pizza Party
- 2016.12.10 - Young Again
- 2016.12.09 - Double Trouble Redux--Or, Midnight at the Beacon and Eggs--Or, A Punch to Make John Wayne Proud
- 2016.03.06 - Into The Woods
- 2016.02.24 - Power Bars and Puppy Problems
- 2016.01.23 - This is High School
- 2015.10.30 - The Phantom of the Republic
- 2015.10.10 - Movie Night Outbreak
- 2015.09.21 - Don't Go Breaking His Heart
- 2015.09.15 - S'mores
- 2015.09.15 - Bit Parts: The Plaguewolf has a Name
- 2015.09.14 - Bonding Over Pints (Of Ice Cream)
- 2015.09.13 - Bit Parts: The Plaguewolf De-Branded
- 2015.09.09 - Tracking Down the Plaguewolf
- 2015.09.04 - Cutscene: Twins Separated, yet Connected
- 2015.09.02 - The Sacramento Maneuver--Or, Ethan and Aiden Meet Elena
- 2015.09.01 - The Twins Reconnect
- 2015.08.29 - Rise and Shine
- 2015.08.29 - Dislocation: Assault on the Nemeton Defenses
- 2015.08.27 - Stop Punching Me When I Kiss You!
- 2015.08.24 - Melissa McCall: Miracle-Worker--Or, Liam Needs a Favor
- 2015.08.24 - A Day at Macy's
- 2015.08.23 - I'm Not Gay, But My Boyfriend Is
- 2015.08.22 - More Sinema, More Sin
- 2015.08.21 - Breakfast with the Dunbar Brothers
- 2015.08.14 - Rail Yard Date
- 2015.08.11 - The Lion in the Gym
- 2015.08.07 - Puppy Love
- 2015.08.07 - Not-A-Date Night
- 2015.08.06 - Bungle in the Jungle