Post by D10M Thad Pepperwood [Kap] on Jan 24, 2021 18:14:35 GMT -5
Power. It's something that Mr. Wayne has wanted his whole life. Sure, he had a sort of power as a trainer for the tributes that came through the Capitol before the Hunger Games for a solid ten years. It wasn't quite what he craved, though. He craved the celebrity-like status that so many people in the Capitol had. He craved the power of the most influential individuals in Panem, so he strived to become one of them himself.
Even in childhood, it was apparent that Kane wanted to be in charge. He was defiant towards his parents, often going against their wishes. They wanted him to inherit the family restaurant, but he went in a different direction. He devoted his time to training instead. For years, he would spend most days in the gym, working out, sparring and figuring out what he could do better the next time.
Eventually, Kane became one of the best at what he did, and finally was offered the opportunity to train tributes for the Hunger Games. He preferred to work with the careers, as they often had quite a bit more experience than the other tributes did ahead of time, and it made them easier to train. Although, he didn't mind a challenge, either, and was fine working with the less experienced tributes, too.
From the time of the seventy-fifth Hunger Games until the time of the eighty-fifth Hunger Games, he ended up working with tributes such as Sage Scarborough and other completely inexperienced tributes, all the way to skilled career fighters like Lorenza Aita. He trained the in-betweens, like Zagreus Moon. There were even those who surprised both themselves and Kane, like Pisces Gem, with their abilities.
The crazy ones like River Styx and Zeus Prank were always fun to work with, too. Those were some of his favorites. They had the same hunger for power as he did, and much like him, they came from backgrounds that wouldn't have offered it if they didn't reach for it elsewhere. Eventually, after working with his most recent batch of tributes in the eighty-fifth, however, he decided he needed something even more.
Kane retired from his position as a Capitol trainer and moved towards the realm of politics. He eventually obtained the position of High Council member and even managed to obtain the District One Liaison slot. He'd be working more closely with those from One- who he considered to be some of the strongest and most promising in Panem.
As a High Council member, Kane had power. It's what he'd always wanted to have. Sure, it wasn't total, absolute power like President Snow had had, but it was closer than he'd ever been to that. He was achieving more than his parents told him he ever could. His strength and dedication had paid off, and in the long run, he got what he truly wanted.
The importance of power to Kane was his downfall in childhood, pushing away his friends because he tried to take charge too much. He hardly had any friends in his childhood and teenage years, but started to gain some respect from people for his hard work and determination in his adult years. Now, his power-hungry attitude was starting to help him. It wasn't just a desire anymore. It was something that he'd actually managed to obtain. Had he not been so determined all these years to have power of some sort, he wouldn't be where he was now.
Now, of course, until President Snow died, Kane didn't even know that the opportunity to be in some sort of power over Panem would even exist. When the opportunity presented itself, however, he had to jump on it. Before that, his dream amount of power had been limited to that of perhaps becoming a Gamemaker. Now, he had a different type of power than even that. This was something more. This was something better.