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"That line between "funny" and "fucked up" just got blurred, didn't it? Ahah..."
―Pax to Felix[src]
Pax Madan is a Fallen that serves Satan and frequents Thirsties, a bar run by Ipos Kabakoff.

Appearance

Pax stands in at 5'3", making him one of the shorter characters in the comic. While he is built thinly, he is all lean muscle. He has brown skin and a smooth, youthful face. His hair is black, choppy, and streaked with white. He has a small nose and thin brows balanced out by wide eyes that are a bright teal. His ears are pierced with two golden chain links. Additionally, he has an Apadravya piercing.[1]

Pax dresses casually, often in sweats or loose, plain clothing. He wears sneakers and gym shorts occasionally, usually when he fights at Thirsties.

Pax's horns in his demon form are thin and wavy, and they glow a deep purple.

Personality

Pax is very flirtatious and has no qualms with flaunting his sexuality. He is very much a sadomasochist and the thrill of a fight never ceases to excite him. He is cocky, upfront, and always speaks his mind, no matter how crude the thoughts may be. He is easily bored by and cannot stand waiting around or doing nothing for extended periods of time.

Pax always "goes with the flow" and takes life as it comes to him. He lives in the now and does not pay a lot of attention to things that do not directly concern him, including the Apocalypse. He also has a bad habit of not taking dire situations seriously. For this reason, he tends to be very misinformed and insensitive, leading him to make poor social decisions.

Despite his flaws, Pax does seem to know his place around his superiors and knows how to follow orders when told to.

History

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Pax as an angel during the Fall

Not much is known about Pax during his time in Heaven other than that he was a low-rank angel under Zadkiel's command, and that he decided to fall with Lucifer.

Information on Pax's time on Earth is equally as limited. However, it has been inferred in a conversation between him and Felix that he did participate in the American Civil War under the guise of a Union soldier.

Plot

IHATEHIM

Pax upon seeing Natalie as his opponent

After Natalie McAllister is taken to the back of Thirsties on the grounds of "business", she is brought into the middle of a fighting ring and Pax is introduced as her opponent. Pax laughs and is visibly excited to see Natalie as his competitor. He asks how management was able to get a human on the roster and assumes they rigged the match for him, much to his delight. When Natalie tries forfeiting and backing down, Pax knocks her down anyway. He continues to kick her around for another minute or two before Ipos Kabakoff calls the match off, per Satan's request. Pax tries hitting on Natalie afterwards, but she dismisses him immediately by telling him that she only gets involved with guys who kick her "under three times in one day".[2]

Pax is seen sometime later at Thirsties delivering Ipos his mail, already knowing the contents of the message because he opened the letter beforehand. Pax comments about how boring Thirsties is after hours when all the fighting is done and leaves when Ipos repeatedly tells him to. Little does Pax know that he left just in time, right before the archangels Uriel and Chamuel came to give Ipos and Sheila death sentences for directly assisting Satan during the End of Days. Pax is later shown watching the news, shocked to see that the bar he was in only a few hours ago has been obliterated.[3]

Thebook

Pax informing Satan about Ipos' book

Sometime after the explosion at Thirsties, Pax seeks out Satan to tell him about Ipos' apartment being ransacked after he died. At the karaoke bar Satan is at with Natalie and Michael Panagakos, Satan spots someone suspicious watching Natalie and follows him outside to an alleyway to confront him. As Satan corners him, Pax quickly reveals himself and affirms his allegiance to Satan's cause. He notifies Satan of the disappearance of Ipos' book and Pax offers to retrieve it for him. Satan shoots his offer down by telling Pax that he has neither a plan nor a lead on the perpetrators that stole the book. However, it is ultimately decided between the two that Pax will be the one to find Ipos' book. Natalie interrupts their conversation, ushering Satan back inside because she wanted one "drama free" night with him. Pax stays outside to smoke and comically muses about how much of a hassle contracts are.[4]

Moreinteresting

Pax leaving to find Felix

Pax tracks down Zadkiel as the culprit of Ipos' book and waits outside of the diner she is in to confront her. Pax is bored of having to wait around for Zadkiel and craves action. The payphone next to him rings and he picks it up, brazenly telling the person on the other line to either talk dirty to him or get off the phone. It turns out the caller is Satan and Pax quickly retracts his statement as a joke and asks what is needed of him. Satan tells Pax that Felix has gone haywire after the death of Anthea Rosenfeld and he needs Pax to reel him in. Pax obliges and hangs up, putting his mission to retrieve Ipos' book on hold for another time.[5]

Under the guise of Anthea, Pax approaches Felix, who is sitting alone on a bench. He tells Felix that he has been looking everywhere for him and asks if he is ready to go home.[6] Pax is confused by Felix's initial shocked reaction to seeing Anthea, and is then shocked himself when Felix exclaims that she should not be alive because Zadkiel killed her weeks ago. Pax, ashamed and pushed into an awkward corner, shapeshifts back to his human form and apologizes to Felix, as he was unaware Anthea had died. Felix asks who he is and Pax is surprised Felix does not remember him. Pax claims they were best friends centuries ago and that they used to "mess shit up together in the 1800s." Felix cooly replies that he does remember him, and when Pax figures everything between them is all right, Felix uppercuts him.[7]

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Pax questioning Felix

Felix warns Pax that he has some nerve talking to him, and reminds Pax just how much he hates him. After exchanging a few words, Felix deems his old friend "just as obnoxious as ever", and Pax simply brushes the insult off and tags alongside Felix. As Felix attempts to leave, Pax catches his attention by mentioning that he is doing an important task for Satan concerning Zadkiel. Believing that Zadkiel is Anthea's killer, Felix agrees to help Pax tail Zadkiel, and the two set off to track them down.[8]

Pax and Felix discuss how they will go about fighting Zadkiel, and Felix initially suggests sneaking up on them and catch them off guard. Pax doubts Felix's idea because he has personally never seen Zadkiel surprised, not even while he served under them in Heaven. Felix decides on an alternative: giving Zadkiel a taste of their own medicine. Felix wants Pax to disguise himself as Uriel, pretend to be dead in front of Zadkiel, and while Zadkiel is shocked and distressed over Uriel, Felix plans to kill them.[9]

The night of the confrontation, Pax and Felix first lure Zadkiel in with a radiant beam of light, imitating that of Uriel's. Upon seeing this familiar sight, Zadkiel goes to the source of it in hopes of seeing their former partner. They find Uriel, bleeding and wounded. Pax stalls Zadkiel for Felix and talks with them briefly. After Felix fails to land a surprise attack and ends up knocked back into the forest, Zadkiel reveals to Pax that they figured out he was just impersonating Uriel a few sentences into their conversation.

There he goes

Pax using his aura energy to gain an advantage against Zadkiel

With his cover blown, Pax reverts back to his original form and strikes a casual conversation with Zadkiel. Zadkiel tells Pax that they have no idea who he is because they only remember the "important" members of their squad. Pax's failure to distract and deceive them was proof enough that he was an irrelevant foot soldier. In turn, Pax insists that he was a good decoy, and bluntly explains that his use as a distraction in order to let Felix find a way to get Ipos' book-- which he was able to obtain. Zadkiel realized they had been tricked and goes after Felix. Upon catching up to him and attempting to stab him, Pax interferes and takes the blow for Felix. Zadkiel ends up tossing two daggers in the air for Pax and Felix to catch, and a fight ensues. During the fight, Pax tells Zadkiel that he cannot remember the last time he felt such a thrill. He thanks his former captain for giving him such a good fight before blasting them with a beam of light.

Relationships

  • Felix Totah - In the past, Pax and Felix were on very good terms, most likely best friends. Pax once called Felix his "go-to guy" for fun and a little mayhem.[8] However, the bond between the two has dissipated over the years, presumably over Pax shooting Felix during the Civil War. They have not spoken or seen each other for over two centuries, and Felix did not even recognize Pax until he said who he was. While Pax still likes Felix, the feeling is not mutual. Despite this, they do come to bond over a mutual interest in taking something from Zadkiel.
  • Ipos Kabakoff - Pax frequents Ipos' bar often. Despite not knowing him long, Pax has unwavering loyalty to Ipos because he considers him family. Ipos, like Satan, finds Pax to be a nuisance and can only tolerate him for so long.
  • Satan - Pax is loyal to Satan and his cause. Sometimes Pax finds himself assuming roles and interfering with things that he should not, and his leader is quick to put him in his place. Satan mostly sees Pax as a nuisance, but trusts him enough to get tasks done.
  • Natalie McAllister - Natalie is indifferent towards Pax and dismisses all of his advances towards her with ease. Pax is impressed by both the shape of her legs and how many times she was able to get up after he pummeled her in the ring at Thirsties. Despite Natalie showing zero interest in Pax, he still likes to try.
  • Zadkiel - In Heaven, Pax was a soldier under Zadkiel's command, in a troop well-known for taking on tough jobs that had a low mortality rate. Prior to Pax and Felix's confrontation with Zadkiel, the two had not spoken since before the Fall. It is worth noting that they both find chaos and a good fight thrilling.

Quotes

Pax Madan: "Yo, Chief! You got a message from your source up north."
Ipos Kabakoff: "You're not supposed to go through my mail, you shit."
Pax Madan: "I didn't!"
Ipos Kabakoff: "Are you crossing your fingers in there?"
Pax Madan: "Damn, dude. No trust. And yeah, so what? I took a peek. It wasn't even a peek. It was a peeklette."
—Pax delivering Ipos Kabakoff his mail[src]
"You've reached the Pleasure Palace. If you can't talk dirty, get off the phone."
―Pax unknowingly talking to Satan over a payphone[src]
Pax Madan: "Hahaha why don't we go in naked? Nothing's more surprising than abrupt nudity."
Festus Totah: "Wwwhy do you continue to talk?"
—Pax and Festus Totah discussing how to surprise Zadkiel[src]
Pax Madan: "Hey, is there something on my back? It feels like there's something on my back."
Festus Totah: "Jesus Christ. Uh, yeah. You got stabbed!"
Pax Madan: "No kidding? I knew this felt familiar."
—Pax to Festus Totah after taking a knife to the back for him[src]

Trivia

  • Pax is aromantic.[10]
  • Pax shot Felix once during the Civil War when they were still friends.[8]
  • Pax can lick his elbow. He shows it off on many occasions, often followed by winking or suggestive eyebrow wiggling if ladies are around.[11]
  • Pax's last name "Madan" derives from the Sanskrit 'madana', meaning 'God of Love'.[12]

Notes and References

  1. http://thisiskindagross.tumblr.com/post/155509406246/satan-and-me-asks (#20)
  2. Stop the Fight
  3. No Retribution Here
  4. Funky Music
  5. More Interesting Reunion
  6. Dreams
  7. Pax
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 What Scares You?
  9. A Horseman Kind of Thing
  10. Character Biographies
  11. https://orangesamthoughts.tumblr.com/post/152283783766/fun-fact-pax-pax-can-lick-his-elbow-he-shows-it
  12. http://www.indiachildnames.com/name.aspx?name=Madan