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Thanatos bio by XD-385 Thanatos bio by XD-385
Here he is. That Lucario warlord we just love to hate! A commission done by :iconsnowfyre: I was given permission to upload it here. Thanks again, pal!:manhug: Cropped to remove Lucy's words of wisdom as this is strictly a bio.


Possibly the greatest disaster to ever befall the Lucario clans of Hoenn, Thanatos was the Beta male of the Blackflame clan under the rule of Iron Claw, the grandfather of the Blackflame Six member Shadow. Thanatos had a bizarre obsession with the three spikes Lucario are famous for. He placed great pride and importance in them. His fascination of them was so great; he sacrificed his left eye to an Aura Sphere that would have destroyed the spike on his left hand during a skirmish with a rival clan. Due to this, the clan criticized and pitied him for making such a foolish and unnecessary sacrifice. Unable to understand why they could not see the greatness of a Lucario's spikes, Thanatos plotted revenge against Iron Claw for teaching them that their claws were only a secondary concern.

Thanatos continued to be loyal to Iron Claw to avoid suspicion. One night, the criminal syndicate known as Team Aqua attacked the Blackflame clan in the hopes of capturing them. But Iron Claw and Thanatos intercepted them before they could even reach them. After a grueling battle, Team Aqua was forced to retreat. But in the process, Iron Claw was left too exhausted to stand. Thanatos realized this and took advantage of the situation, murdering Iron Claw. He then returned to the clan with Iron Claw's corpse, claiming that he had died in battle. With the death of the Alpha male, Thanatos was appointed the new Alpha male. Despite his contempt for his predecessor, Thanatos gave Iron Claw a hero's burial at Mt. Pyre. From that moment forward, Thanatos became the leader of the elite Blackflame Six and led a merciless war against the other clans of Hoenn due to them not supporting his policies, including former allies. Dozens of clans were wiped out while an unspecified number of them escaped by disbanding or going into hiding. Thanatos lived up to his name by slaughtering everyone who dared defy or question him, becoming a heartless tyrant who was hated and feared by all.

Despite ruling the Blackflame clan with an iron fist, Thanatos seemed to place the clan's wellbeing first. Due to this, the clan prospered and the clan members respected him and obeyed his laws and policies without question. As a result, all Lucario who had few spikes were treated poorly and those who had none at all were viewed as worthless. The only one who applied to this was the Lucario who would come to be called Ruby. But if a Lucario lost a spike in battle, that Lucario would be treated with great respect as a hero. One such case would be Shadow's father, who lost the spike on his chest while protecting the clan from a vicious traitor. Thanatos also forbade defectors from finding love with outsiders in order to keep the clan pure.

In terms of power, Thanatos was a beast. His strength exceeded the other five members of the Blackflame Six combined. Extremely prideful, he would use any means necessary to secure victory. He could even effortlessly crush other Alpha males from other clans without unleashing his full power. Like the other members of the Blackflame Six, Thanatos can form his Aura into a unique weapon. Is his case, it is the Aura Cannon, a massive wave of his Aura unleashed from both hands. The sheer intensity of his Aura destroys his enemies down to a molecular level until nothing remains of them. But this attack comes with a cost. After using the Aura Cannon, Thanatos must take a full day to rest before he is able to fight again. Due to this, he only uses the Aura Cannon as an absolute last resort against tenacious or troublesome opponents when nothing else works.

It was Thanatos' own laws and policies that led to his downfall. After a decade of neglect due to never growing her spikes, the Lucario that would be named Ruby left the Blackflame clan and fell in love with the Trainer known as Ash Ketchum, having two children in the process. Due to having been raised under Thanatos' rule, the member of the Blackflame Six known as Shadow nearly murdered Ash by mistake, but in the process was reminded of his father's noble will and desire to protect his family. He left the Blackflame clan and chose to stay with Ash to atone for the crimes he commited in the name of his clan. By a sheer stroke of bad luck, they encountered Hawkeye, another member of the Blackflame Six, now known as the Blackflame Five due to Shadow's defection. After escaping them, Hawkeye reported his discovery to Thanatos. Unable to understand why Ruby would willingly sentence herself to death by mating with an outsider, Thanatos assumed that Ash had raped her and brainwashed Shadow into turning against his clan. Ash was marked for death and after returning from Mt. Pyre, was ambushed and murdered by the Blackflame Five. But due to the Eternal Flame being infused with his soul, Ash was revived. Knowing that the Blackflame clan thought he was dead, he decided to flee from Hoenn before they could learn of his survival.

But it was not meant to be. Only a few weeks before Ash could reach Slateport City, the Blackflame Five discovered Ash's fresh scent and began to pursue him to finish the job. When they were less than a mile from Slateport, Ash and his family and friends were cornered by the Blackflame Five. It was then that Ruby and Shadow explained that Ash was not at fault and that they had willingly left the Blackflame clan to live their lives the way they wanted to. Understanding that Ash was not at fault, Thanatos pardoned him, but ordered the Blackflame Five to kill Ruby and her children as punishment for violating his laws.

This proved to be Thanatos' final mistake as when Ash became mortally wounded from an attack aimed at his daughter, the Eternal Flame within him became active and his dormant rage and instincts took control of him. He slaughtered three of the Blackflame Five but spared Pearl, who had risked her life to warn Ash of their approach. Thanatos then proceeded to duel Ash 1-on-1. Although he used all of his strength at his disposal and even used the dreaded Aura Cannon, Thanatos was powerless against the sheer rage and raw destructive power of the Eternal Flame. Understanding that he had no chance of victory, Thanatos abandoned his pride and begged for his life, promising to reform. Ash, despite his bloodthirst and rage, decided to spare Thanatos under the condition that he change his ways.

But this was nothing more than a ruse to make Ash drop his guard. As soon as his enemy turned his back on him, Thanatos gathered what little strength he had left and plunged a type of Aura blade into his back. But his Aura was still too weak after using the Aura Cannon and it had little effect. Completely out of patience and mercy, Ash proceeded to tear Thanatos apart so that every single organ, bone, and muscle was seperated from the rest of the body. Thanatos met his end at the hands of the Devil of the Eternal Flame, ending his reign of terror for good.
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ThaPokeMuffin Featured By Owner May 14, 2015
He looks friendly, can I hug him?
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AshKetchum998 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010  Student General Artist
scary 0_o and cool
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darkoverlords Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2008
How tall is this Thanatos character?

What happened to his right eye? I'm 2 lazy to read through his bio to find the answer.
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XD-385 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2008  Student Writer
That's his LEFT that is gone. He lost it to an Aura Sphere. He's the average height of 4 feet.
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Snowfyre Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice bio, well, it's fun to have such a background on the characters.

Cropped to remove Lucy's words of wisdom :XD: Lol.
Sometimes I do question how wise she is. :XD:
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Mephistodin Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2008
oh god his eye, sexy +humanoid design tho, great work, keep it up
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swack16 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2008
Thank god that jerk is dead
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:iconultimate-zelda-fan:
Ultimate-Zelda-fan Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2008
Let me guess, the Aura Cannon looks like Lucario's Aura Storm from Super Smash Bros. Brawl, right?
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:iconxd-385:
XD-385 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2008  Student Writer
Much much larger.
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:iconultimate-zelda-fan:
Ultimate-Zelda-fan Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2008
Thought it would be bigger than Aura Storm because of it's side effect. But other than size they look exactly alike, right?
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:iconxd-385:
XD-385 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2008  Student Writer
I guess.....
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NonaSuomi Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2008
Very good bio; it definitely summarizes him well.

I still can't wait to find out what's next, but I guess we have to wait for Forbidden Love to be finished, right?

Anyways, good to see you back and feeling well again!
--NonaS
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Onemoretothetop Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2008   Writer
ONG, that rocks!
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lugiacollector Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
this sounds so cool! FAVED
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MegaHeroes16 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
I know this question is dumb but i must know it...
-> What is a Commission???
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loki61089 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2008
*chuckleS* don't worry, I was confused for a bit before too. we were all new to dA at one point in time.

A commission is a work of art, that an artist is commissioned, or paid, for. Usually, a commissioned artwork has more effort put into it, due to the artist wanting more customers in the future, so they'll most likely be the best works in an artist's portfolio. There are those cases where an artist's normal work is better than their commissioned work though.
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MegaHeroes16 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
So you must pay for a commission, eh?
Well... I wil try art myself.
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duo2nd Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008
Looks good.
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Goldenhalo Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008
Great job. I knew a bio was up and coming.

What a morally corrupt character. His own self righteous beliefs led to his downfall.

Ah well, trash will be trash I suppose.
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Shadow-Ichigo Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008
First.

Man, I hate that guy for being such a F***ing jerk.
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:iconxd-385:
XD-385 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008  Student Writer
Hard to believe, but there's one coming up who's an even greater beast than him.
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Shadow-Ichigo Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008
Shadow's dad? The Demon from Sir Ashton's time? Ruby and Pearl's Mom or Dad?
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:iconxd-385:
XD-385 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008  Student Writer
No, no, and no. You'll have to wait and see. But I'll just say the guy's from Sinnoh.
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loki61089 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2008
Does it have something to do with a "Sinnoh Myth"? or does it have to do with Team Galactic?
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:iconxd-385:
XD-385 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2008  Student Writer
Neither.
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sykoroid Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2008
Sapphire and her evil side perhaps? She's from Sinnoh right?
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:iconxd-385:
XD-385 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2008  Student Writer
Wha...:O_o: Sapphire is Ash's daughter! She was concieved in Hoenn and was born in Kanto!
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Shadow-Ichigo Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008
Hmm, I'm thinking it's Paul since he's a guy from Sinnoh. But dang, I thought my MINDFREAK powers work this time. Curse you Plastic Mold man. :shakefist:
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XD-385 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2008  Student Writer
Nope, not him. Although they will have a run-in with him.
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Ultimate-Zelda-fan Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2008
Darkrown?(the Satan Pokemon)
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:iconxd-385:
XD-385 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2008  Student Writer
You'll have to wait and see.
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Shadow-Ichigo Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2008
Oh I see. (Damn it! My MINDFREAK powers are dying) Can't wait to read it though bro.
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