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One of the main characters and the eldest child of Julius and Ruby Kane. Is very knowledgeable of Egyptian myths and artifacts and shows enhanced skills in combat. In The Red Pyramid, he becomes the host of Horus, although the god departs from his body by the end of the book.
Badass Boast: "I am Carter Kane! Blood of the Pharaohs,Eye of Horus! And now, Set- brother, uncle, traitor,-I am going to crush you like a gnat."
Badass Bookworm: Knows a lot about Ancient Egypt and its myths, as he traveled with his dad for half his life. Sadie often teases him about this. Despite all of this, however, he is very capable of kicking your ass with little more than a curved sword (or his magic combat avatar).
Black and Nerdy: Well, mixed race and nerdy, anyway. Sadie even calls him "Mr. Wikipedia".
Homeschooled Kids: Spent six years of his life being homeschooled by his dad. Carries some of it over to when he becomes a teacher. School was over for him when his dad was satisfied, so school is over for his pupils when they perform to his satisfaction as well.
Kid Hero: Is only fourteen when he becomes a magician. He's fifteen when he becomes pharaoh.
You Wouldn't Like Me When I'm Angry: Especially if you hurt Zia. When he thinks she's died, he momentarily blacks out and when he comes to, Apophis itself has three huge gash marks, courtesy of yours truly.
One of the main characters and the younger sister of Carter. Has the ability to read hieroglyphs with ease and can open portals despite her lack of training thanks to the presence of Isis. In The Red Pyramid, she becomes the host of Isis, although the goddess departs from her body by the end of the book.
Action Girl: Even though she doesn't fight with a sword, she still takes on two gods and comes out on top without Carter's help.
Distressed Dude/Parents in Distress: His capture and sealing inside a coffin by Set is what kicks off the plot, motivating Carter and Sadie to rescue him. Subverted when it turns out that had been his plan all along, in order to host Osiris.
The falcon god of pharaohs and the sky. He was born on the second day of the Demon Days. Originally a son of Geb and Nut making him brother to Set, Isis, Nephthys and Osiris. Later reborn as a son of Osiris and Isis. Takes Carter Kane as his host, but departs his body by the end of The Red Pyramid.
We Can Rule Together: A non-villainous variation. Throughout The Throne of Fire and even at the beginning of The Serpent's Shadow, he often offers that Carter become his host again so that they can rule the gods and take on Apophis instead of Ra.
Empty Shell: After getting his ren taken by Khonsu in the second book, he's left as this. Luckily, he gets better in the third.
Heroic Sacrifice: In the second book, he sacrifices his ren to Khonsu in a game of senet to buy the Kane siblings more time to get to Ra and revive him, thus ending up as an empty husk devoid of his identity. He gets better later on, though.
Mayfly-December Romance: With Sadie. Although he looks like a teenage guy, it's more than hard to ignore that he's a god and Sadie is a mortal human. This is finally solved in The Serpent's Shadow, where Walt hosts Anubis to survive his family curse and both of them are able to be with Sadie.
Face Heel Revolving Door: He wants the best for the House of Life, but his pride and temper sometimes get in the way of him realizing what that is. Settles on face after sacrificing his life for the Kanes.