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“A man will always promise to do more than he can do to a woman he cannot understand.”

― Philippa Gregory, The White Queen

Nikolas Zakhar Delphis is the eldest son and child between Antonius Delphis and his beloved wife Ammyana Aynokion, and is the older brother to Nicaise, Nox, and Nadiya.

Nikolas is currently the youngest Captain to ever be in charged of a division, his being Division Four with his lieutenants being Rohan Acestor and Kazim Shiruva. Succeeding his mother Ammyana Aynokion as she was the previous Captain of Division Four. Nikolas is also the 28th head of the House of Delphis.


Early Life[]



Powers and Abilities[]

Arcane Power[]

Mercurius Artaios - Nikolas possesses a transformation-type Arcana that allows him to manipulate the element of Mercury and become it.

  • Mercury Manipulation - Nikolas can create, shape and manipulate mercury, heavy, silvery-white, poisonous metallic element, and a good conductor of electricity, mercury is the only metal that is liquid at standard conditions for temperature and pressure.
    • Mercury Mimicry - He can transform his body completely into mercury. Nikolas transformed form is anatomically identical to his normal form. Despite this Nikolas liquid mercury form is non-organic. Nikolas in his mercury form has all the properties of mercury in the given form, including resistance to heat and a sort of heat detection capability. However, all the properties of mercury are copied, including toxicity.
      • Telepathic Resistance - He is very hard to telepathically detect or influence while in his mercury form.
      • Molecular Adhesion - This gives him the ability to cling to solid surfaces and move his body at will even without overt locomotive features.
  • Enhanced Durability - His skin, bone, and muscle transformed into liquid mercury to make it stronger and harder than human; impervious to injury to a certain extent.
  • Immense Mana Power - As a Captain of a Alpheratz Union Division, Nikolas possesses an immense amount of mana power, which Katerios notes to be greater than his own but less than a Daimons and the strongest Osirans. He can create an intense pressure around his surroundings just from releasing it, and manifest a large eagle from his mana power. Nikolas' magic requires precise control and he can maintain that level of control in areas of dense and chaotic mana.

Natural Abilities[]

  • Enhanced Endurance - Nikolas possesses tremendous levels of endurance, as shown when he remains conscious and is able to attack after being pierced through the torso by multiple large needles.


  • Expert Chemistry Skills - Nikolas is an expert in the field of chemistry as it relates to the power of his Arcana. Nikolas is a brilliant chemist, able to calculate a plethora of chemical substances with a variety of effect. At the university, he was even able to induce chemical embrittlement to a four-hundred pound ball of tungsten carbide, an incredibly dense substance, turning it to dust by mere touch afterwards. His knowledge in chemistry is thorough enough for him to calculate and input custom chemicals in his head at incredible speeds without having use of calculator or a computer. He also invented the Chem-(*&*) that many non-Arcana users in the Alpheratz Union and was the invention that promoted him from the Ensign to Lieutenant while still in the academy then his grandmother Augusta Delphis gave him a extreme lesson in humility and leadership making him earn his later promotions through hard-work and dedication.
  • Advanced Engineering Skills - Nikolas is highly intelligent and knowledgeable in the field of mechanical engineering and electromagnetism. He is striving to create a hoverbike that can reach the speeds of a StarRacers though out of his many prototype's Nikolas has yet to perfect one that met his expectations.



  • Nikolas is a form of Nicholas which is from the Greek name Νικόλαος (Nikolaos) meaning "victory of the people", derived from Greek νίκη (nike) meaning "victory" and λαός (laos) meaning "people". Saint Nicholas was a 4th-century bishop from Anatolia who, according to legend, saved the daughters of a poor man from lives of prostitution. He is the patron saint of children, sailors and merchants, as well as Greece and Russia. He formed the basis for the figure known as Santa Claus (created in the 19th century from Dutch Sinterklaas), the bringer of Christmas presents.
  • Zakhar is the Russian form of Zechariah which is the Hebrew name זְכַרְיָה (Zekharyah) meaning "Yahweh remembers", from זָכַר (zakhar) meaning "to remember" and יָה (yah) referring to the Hebrew God. This is the name of many characters in the Old Testament, including the prophet Zechariah, the author of the Book of Zechariah. The name also appears in the New Testament belonging to the father of John the Baptist, who was temporarily made dumb because of his disbelief. He is regarded as a saint by Christians. In some versions of the New Testament his name is spelled in the Greek form Zacharias or the English form Zachary. As an English given name, Zechariah has been in occasional use since the Protestant Reformation.
  • Delphis may be related to Delphinus, a constellation in the northern sky. This constellation is said to depict a dolphin, and its name derives from delphinus, the Latin word for the marine mammal. In Greek mythology, Delphyne was the name of a female dragon who was appointed by her mother, the earth goddess Gaia, to guard the Pythia, commonly known as the Oracle of Delphi. Some myths describe Delphyne as being a half-maiden, half-snake creature similar to Echidna.
    • The name also may refer 'Delphinium', which is a genus of flowers that include the larkspur.


  • He is associated with the Five of Cups.
  • Nikolas hobbies are secretly watching StarRacers, reading the classics, and learning new card games.
  • His favorite meal is slices of crispy aromatic nuni duck with a cobbler made of Ujaberries and sliced apples.
    • Nikolas is also a fan of sweet seven blossom bread.
  • One of his favorite thing's are discipline and inventing.
  • His is a horrible drinker.
  • Nikolas is also incredible disliked by animals.