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*** From 2005 forward, he is the BigBad of any version of Team F.I.S.T., which has also included Gran Akuma, Wrestling/ChuckTaylor, Wrestling/JohnnyGargano, Sugar Dunkerton, Travis Huckabee and Tony Deppen.

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*** From 2005 forward, he is the BigBad of any version of Team F.I.S.T., which has also included Gran Akuma, Wrestling/ChuckTaylor, Wrestling/JohnnyGargano, Sugar Dunkerton, Wrestling/SugarDunkerton, Travis Huckabee and Tony Deppen.


* {{Homage}}: His ring gear in 2013 was a tribute to Marty Jannetty, who he idolizes.

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* {{Homage}}: His ring gear in 2013 was a tribute to Marty Jannetty, Wrestling/MartyJannetty, who he idolizes.


** Tursas has referred to him on Twitter (in-character) as "Backstain."

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** Tursas Wrestling/{{Tursas}} has referred to him on Twitter (in-character) as "Backstain."


** Until the BDK came along. He actually got ''cheered'' during the Torneo [=Cibernetico=] match against them at ''The Dark [=Ciberknetico=].''

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** Until the BDK Wrestling/DieBruderschaftDesKreuzes came along. He actually got ''cheered'' during the Torneo [=Cibernetico=] match against them at ''The Dark [=Ciberknetico=].''


* OnlyTheChosenMayWield: Was able to successfully wield the Hammer of War against Deucalion. As of September 2015, however, he was no longer able to wield it.

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* OnlyTheChosenMayWield: Was able to successfully wield the Wrestling/{{The Estonian Thunderfrog}}'s Hammer of War against Deucalion. As of September 2015, however, he was no longer able to wield it.

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* ReligiousAndMythologicalThemeNaming: He's named Icarus and is [[PartsUnknown billed from]] "Mount Olympus," both taken from [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Greek Mythology]].




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*** He is the BigBad of any version of Team F.I.S.T., which has also included Gran Akuma, Wrestling/ChuckTaylor, Wrestling/JohnnyGargano, Travis Huckabee and Tony Deppen.

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*** He From 2005 forward, he is the BigBad of any version of Team F.I.S.T., which has also included Gran Akuma, Wrestling/ChuckTaylor, Wrestling/JohnnyGargano, Sugar Dunkerton, Travis Huckabee and Tony Deppen.


* ScreamsLikeALittleGirl: When towel snapped in the back of the head by Shane Storm [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u32ZtZs0Odk after losing his hair for the first time]].

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* ScreamsLikeALittleGirl: When towel snapped in the back of the head by Shane Storm Wrestling/ShaneStorm [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u32ZtZs0Odk after losing his hair for the first time]].


* ImprobableWeaponUser: At ''Aniversario: A Horse of Another Color'', at the start of the Spectral Envoy ([=UltraMantis=] Black[=/=]Hallowicked)[=/=]Icarus[=/=]Mister ZERO[=/=]Dragonfly vs. GEKIDO match, Icarus smashed a ''pumpkin'' he had brought with him onto [=combatANT=]'s head.

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* ImprobableWeaponUser: At ''Aniversario: A Horse of Another Color'', at the start of the Spectral Envoy ([=UltraMantis=] Black[=/=]Hallowicked)[=/=]Icarus[=/=]Mister ZERO[=/=]Dragonfly vs. GEKIDO match, Icarus smashed a ''pumpkin'' he had brought with him onto [=combatANT=]'s head. Doubles as a CallBack[=/=]MythologyGag, since The Night Shift used pumpkins supplied by Mister ZERO back in 2002.

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* GrumpyOldMan: His 2018 heel turn was based on him not being impressed by the latest series of Wrestle Factory graduates.


Ronald Grams is an American {{Professional Wrestl|ing}]er as Icarus. He debuted as Ichabod Slayne at Wrestling/{{CHIKARA}}'s debut event ''The Renaissance Dawns'' on May 25, 2002 and he and Wrestling/{{Hallowicked}} are the only Gen-1 Originals still on the active roster. (Wrestling/MikeQuackenbush, of course, was there that night but he debuted in 1994.) He has also wrestled for Wrestling/{{CZW}}, IWA Mid-South, various Wrestling/NationalWrestlingAlliance promotions, Wrestling/ExcellenceProfessionalWrestling and many others.

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Ronald Grams is an American {{Professional Wrestl|ing}]er Wrestl|ing}}er as Icarus. He debuted as Ichabod Slayne at Wrestling/{{CHIKARA}}'s debut event ''The Renaissance Dawns'' on May 25, 2002 and he and Wrestling/{{Hallowicked}} are the only Gen-1 Originals still on the active roster. (Wrestling/MikeQuackenbush, of course, was there that night but he debuted in 1994.) He has also wrestled for Wrestling/{{CZW}}, IWA Mid-South, various Wrestling/NationalWrestlingAlliance promotions, Wrestling/ExcellenceProfessionalWrestling and many others.


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* FinishingMove: Wings of Icarus (Pedigree)









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\n\n\n\n\n\nRonald Grams is an American {{Professional Wrestl|ing}]er as Icarus. He debuted as Ichabod Slayne at Wrestling/{{CHIKARA}}'s debut event ''The Renaissance Dawns'' on May 25, 2002 and he and Wrestling/{{Hallowicked}} are the only Gen-1 Originals still on the active roster. (Wrestling/MikeQuackenbush, of course, was there that night but he debuted in 1994.) He has also wrestled for Wrestling/{{CZW}}, IWA Mid-South, various Wrestling/NationalWrestlingAlliance promotions, Wrestling/ExcellenceProfessionalWrestling and many others.

Along with his reign as CHIKARA Grand Champion, he is a former [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/pa/e/chikara/chikara-t.html CHIKARA Campeon de Parejas]] with Wrestling/GranAkuma as Team F.I.S.T., a 2x [[https://www.cagematch.net//?id=5&nr=1129 PWE Tag Team Champion]] with Gran Akuma as Team F.I.S.T., and is the [[https://www.cagematch.net//?id=5&nr=3557 Excellence Champion]].







* KickTheSonOfABitch: He killed Deucalion at the Season 14 finale. Given the Deucalion was the most evil person ever to step foot into CHIKARA with a fatality rate nearly into the double digits, few tears were shed for him.

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* KickTheSonOfABitch: He killed Deucalion Wrestling/{{Deucalion}} at the Season 14 finale. Given the that Deucalion was the most evil person ever to step foot into CHIKARA with a fatality rate nearly into the double digits, few tears were shed for him.him.
* LaResistance: The "lost" Season 17 saw Icarus try to organize the ''tecnicos'' against The Legion of Rot (Hallowicked, Frightmare and Kobald), which fell apart due to too many issues sending people in too many directions.



* PowerStable:
** (as Ichabod Slayne in CHIKARA): Night Shift, with Wrestling/BlindRage and Hallowicked.
** (as Icarus): Wrestling/TheKingsOfWrestling
*** He is the BigBad of any version of Team F.I.S.T., which has also included Gran Akuma, Wrestling/ChuckTaylor, Wrestling/JohnnyGargano, Travis Huckabee and Tony Deppen.
** Dasher's Dugout in the Challenge of the Immortals tournament, with Wrestling/DasherHatfield, [[Wrestling/MarkAngelosetti "Mr. Touchdown" Mark Angelosetti]] and [[Wrestling/RubyRiott Heidi Lovelace]]
** The [=heXed=] Men, led by Hallowicked, with Wrestling/{{Frightmare}}, Wrestling/TheBatiri, Mark Angelosetti, Wrestling/{{Jigsaw|Wrestling}} and Wrestling/{{UltraMantis Black}}.
** The Furies, with [[Wrestling/TheColonyWrestling Fire Ant]], [[Wrestling/TheOsirianPortal Ophidian]], [[Wrestling/TheBatiri Obariyon]], The [=Rumblebees=] (Wrestling/SoloDarling and Travis Huckabee) and Wrestling/TeamSeaStars.



* ShoutOut: His post-Ashes look and ring gear were one to Series/TheGreatestAmericanHero. The theme song was also invoked for him twice during the Ashes video series, but inexplicably replaced for the movie.

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* ShoutOut: His post-Ashes look and ring gear were one to Series/TheGreatestAmericanHero. ''Series/TheGreatestAmericanHero''. The theme song was also invoked for him twice during the Ashes video series, but inexplicably replaced for the movie.movie.
** For a time, he was cutting promos in a voice clearly modeled after [[Wrestling/UltimateWarrior The Ultimate Warrior]].


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!!! "Tropes of Icarus":
* {{Brainwashed}}: Hypnotized by Nazmaldun. Snapped out of it by Nazmaldun's banishment.
* TheChewToy: Truly a rudo everybody loved to hate, probably the single most hated rudo in CHIKARA history.
** Until the BDK came along. He actually got ''cheered'' during the Torneo [=Cibernetico=] match against them at ''The Dark [=Ciberknetico=].''
** Defied again starting in mid-2013, as his willingness to step up and defend CHIKARA when nobody else would gradually made him beloved by fans. Until mid-2016, he was loudly cheered and chanted for.
* DontExplainTheJoke: His Death Valley Driver is called the "UsefulNotes/BluRay".
** He does his version by driving his victim into the turnbuckles. The name is explained: "It's just that much better than a DVD!"
* EmbarrassingTattoo: To the point where many fans don't even know him as Icarus, just "that guy with the stupid back tattoo".
** Tursas has referred to him on Twitter (in-character) as "Backstain."
** Now in [[http://gimickswrestlingtees.bigcartel.com/product/icarus-tattoo-t-shirt-good-editon t-shirt]] [[http://gimickswrestlingtees.bigcartel.com/product/i-have-icarus-s-back-tattoo-t-shirt-good-edition form]]!
** It's worth noting that part of his HeelFaceTurn involved covering the tattoo up. And that it remained covered up even through his forced rudo turn.
** In 2018, he cemented his rookie-bullying rudo turn by once again uncovering the tattoo.
* EverythingsDeaderWithZombies: Was one as Ichabod Slayne, dropped when he turned Tecnico the first time and when he lost the mask and became Icarus.
* EvilCostumeSwitch: After being conscripted by Nazmaldun, switched to a full-body black and red costume...but didn't show the tattoo.
* FallenHero: Started showing shades of this after losing the Grand Championship to Hallowicked. Properly fell once he encountered Nazmaldun.
* TheHero: Of mid-2013 and 2014 against the Titor Conglomerate and the Flood. Continued partially into 2015 until he lost the Grand Championship to Hallowicked.
* {{Homage}}: His ring gear in 2013 was a tribute to Marty Jannetty, who he idolizes.
* IcarusAllusion: Of course.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: At ''Aniversario: A Horse of Another Color'', at the start of the Spectral Envoy ([=UltraMantis=] Black[=/=]Hallowicked)[=/=]Icarus[=/=]Mister ZERO[=/=]Dragonfly vs. GEKIDO match, Icarus smashed a ''pumpkin'' he had brought with him onto [=combatANT=]'s head.
* {{Jerkass}}
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: When everyone else gave up on CHIKARA following ''Never Compromise'', he refused to.
* {{Keet}}: In his early days as a tecnico.
* KickTheSonOfABitch: He killed Deucalion at the Season 14 finale. Given the Deucalion was the most evil person ever to step foot into CHIKARA with a fatality rate nearly into the double digits, few tears were shed for him.
* LargeHam: Will go to some truly ridiculous lengths to get a laugh. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOb9GtAe0_8 Like being on the receiving end of a swirlie from Mr. Touchdown]].
* {{Leitmotif}}: For several of his Ashes videos, a simple piano melody that plays during the introductory scenes. It was later incorporated into his post-Ashes theme, [[http://www.amazon.com/Soar-Icarus-Theme/dp/B00PIF8FBI/ Soar]].
* OnlyTheChosenMayWield: Was able to successfully wield the Hammer of War against Deucalion. As of September 2015, however, he was no longer able to wield it.
* RedBaron: "The Winged Ring Warrior". Potentially misleading, as he isn't really a high flyer.
** Hallowicked dubbed him "the Morning Star".
* [[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor Rudo Tecnico Revolving Door]]: Started as a rudo with the Night Shift (as Ichabod Slayne). Turned tecnico later in 2002. Back to rudo in 2005 (with Gran Akuma), then spent until mid-2013 as a rudo. Though he [[HazyFeelTurn showed signs of turning]] while teaming with Sugar Dunkerton during season 12, it took CHIKARA closing to truly cement his status as a tecnico, as he took a stand against the Titor Conglomerate when no one else would and started the [=#IAmCHIKARA=] movement. This lasted 'til mid-2016, as the {{Brainwashing}} mentioned above turned him rudo yet again. When that ended at the end of 2016, he promptly went back to being a tecnico, only to turn rudo once again in 2018.
* ScreamsLikeALittleGirl: When towel snapped in the back of the head by Shane Storm [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u32ZtZs0Odk after losing his hair for the first time]].
* ShoutOut: His post-Ashes look and ring gear were one to Series/TheGreatestAmericanHero. The theme song was also invoked for him twice during the Ashes video series, but inexplicably replaced for the movie.
* SpiritualSuccessor: To Mike Quackenbush now that Quack's retired from the ring - his gear at least is obviously inspired by Quack's.
** He was seen stealing one of Quack's wrestling shirts in one of the Ashes Of videos, though this turned out to be part of an attempt to get Quack out of his depression.

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