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WAR CHANGES EVERYTHING. (That's Delirious on the right.)
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Stephen Kingnote  is an American Professional Wrestler from Ames, IA best known for his time in CHIKARA in 2014 as Deucalion. He debuted in 2007 and wrestled for various Midwestern independent promotions. He arrived in CHIKARA at the return show, You Only Live Twice, on May 25, 2014 as Deucalion, the Big Bad of The Flood, the amalgamation of Heel groups out to destroy CHIKARA. After destroying several characters, including some of his own followers, CHIKARA Grand Champion Icarus defeated him in a steel cage match at the Season Finale Tomorrow Never Dies on December 6th, and killed him off with The Estonian Thunderfrog's Hammer of Peace. He has continued wrestling ever since.

He is a former FLW (North Dakota) Heavyweight Champion as "Chainsaw King" and a former 3XW (Iowa) Heavyweight Champion.

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"Tropes Change Everything":

  • Asshole Victim: Let's just say that when you inflict career ending injuries on as many people as Deucalion did, no one's going to sympathize with you even if you get hit in the head with a giant hammer.
  • Bad Boss: See You Have Failed Me.
  • Bald of Evil: Under the mask.
  • Beard of Evil: Under the mask.
  • Berserk Button: Being called a coward.
  • Big Bad: Of Season 14 and leader of The Flood.
  • Bilingual Bonus: Quite a few. Among the writings on his outfit, he had the kanji for "War" (Sensou) on his left arm and his wristband had the Latin words "Vitam" (Life).
  • Black Eyes of Evil: And it was creepy.
  • Breaking Speech: Gave one to CHIKARA as a whole at Moonraker, asking if the fans were happy that CHIKARA was back at the expense of its wrestlers, and that people like The Estonian Thunderfrog and Archibald Peck were dead and never coming back. Or so they thought.
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  • Cool Mask: The little fan in the mouthpiece actually spun!
  • Dark Is Evil: Clad head to toe in black.
  • The Dreaded: Is very quickly becoming this. Almost every time he appeared during season 14, someone was crippled.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Showed up out of nowhere with Delirious and Soldier Ant, stood in the ring alone while his forces combat CHIKARA, took a spear from Kobald like it was nothing and broke the goblin's back with a Chokeslam-Backbreaker.
    • Also got another one where he heartlessly destroyed his own minion, deviANT, in his second appearance.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: And creepy. Even deeper and creepier after he was unmasked.
  • Expy: Seemed to have quite a bit of Bane to him, from a similar military outfit, imposing mask, huge size and breaking a hero's back. He was even similar to the comic version of Bane by organizing the Rogue's Gallery to suit his needs.
  • Finishing Move: Deucalion's one move was the Chokebreaker.
    • Tying in with being named Stephen King, he has a move titled "The Shining King"
  • Foreshadowing: Referred to on Archibald Peck's conspiracy board: "Who is the Titan of Titor?"
  • Hero Killer: His appearances generally meant that someone was going off the roster. His list: Kobald, deviANT, The Estonian Thunderfrog, The Latvian Proud Oak, Create-A-Wrestler II, Equinox III, Archibald Peck, and The Shard.
  • I Have Many Names: He also used Stephen Saint and SM King.
  • Killed Off for Real: Destroyed by Icarus wielding The Estonian Thunderfrog's Hammer of War at Tomorrow Never Dies.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Easily the darkest and most vicious villain ever seen in CHIKARA, and the tone and atmosphere of the company changed as a result of his actions.
  • Large and in Charge: The guy was huge, bigger than Tursas. And he was in charge.
  • Matryoshka Object: The Flood featured five groups (Die Bruderschaft des Kreuzes note , GEKIDOnote  The Colony: Xtreme Forcenote  The Odditoriumnote  and The Wrecking Crewnote ), plus Jimmy Jacobs, Soldier Ant, Delirious, Dr. Cube, Haack and Slaash, Volgar, Callux (never wrestled, destroyed by Eddie Kingston under Jacobs' orders).
  • Meaningful Name: In Classical Mythology, Deucalion and his wife were the survivors of the Greek version of The Great Flood; the name is all too appropriate to the leader of the Flood.
  • Paper Tiger: He may be Unskilled, but Strong, but when he went into a singles match against Icarus, Icarus survived his initial assault and then completely dismantled him. As the commentators noted, Deucalion was not a wrestler and had no actual game plan.
  • Power Stable: The Flood, obviously.
  • Red Baron: "The Titan of Titor", "The Engine of Destruction"
  • Slasher Smile: After crippling both Equinox III and Create-A-Wrestler II. Also very creepy.
  • Super Soldier: His overall motif.
  • Tag Team:
    • Death Machines, as Stephen King with Nate Redwing
    • Rage Brigade, with Nate Redwing and Devin Thomas
  • Unskilled, but Strong: After making a whole season of breaking people in half, the two whole matches he had showed that Deucalion was a incredibly powerful monster who threw his opponents around like ragdolls. But he literally had zero wrestling technique, because he was not actually a wrestler. Icarus, who is comparatively weak but skilled, was able to exploit Deucalion's brute strength and finished him off by countering the chokebreaker into the Chikara Special.
  • You Have Failed Me: Broke deviANT's back after a poor showing in the June shows, and did the same to The Shard after a similarly poor showing in the November shows.
    • Also attempted this on Jimmy Jacobs after he failed to win the Grand Championship.
    • His penchant for offing his own underlings came back to bite him hard when Jacobs convinced the rest of the Flood to abandon him for this reason.
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