Ethan Chance Archer
Birthdate: April thirteenth, 2006
Magical species: Zombie-Wizard
LIfe status: Alive
Relationship status: engaged
Hair- short, dark-aburn brown
Eyes, big, dark brown
Ethan Chance Cruz- birth name
Ethan Chance Archer- legal name
Zombie baby- by Phillip
Ethanette- once by Shawn was a joke
Ian- often by Kira, only by Kira
Kira Cruz, deceased (maternal)
Liam Cruz, deceased (maternal)
Luke Archer Aka Phillip:
. Biological father as Phillip
. Step or adoptive father as Luke
Kira Archer (Younger half-sister.)
Emily Rueda- fiancee
HomeSchool 2010- 2016
W.I.T.S Academy 2016- 2020
Iridium high school 2020- 2024
Swim team- part of grade 9, part of grade 10
Works at the Seven
Ethan was born into the series in the last chapter of the first book. Ethan was born on the thirteenth of April in the year 2006 around five in the evening. He weighed ten pounds and was 23.2 inches tall.
Every witch student: Welcome to the Academy
“How could anyone ever forget about you? I seriously don't think it's even possible.” Ethan- Andi
Ethan was a very important main character in the second book. He was now ten-eleven years old.
Ethan was known to be stubborn and inpatient- traits he had inherited from his father. He had an abnormal appetite and didn't require sleep because of his zombie blood. Ethan had a sensitive and caring side especially when it came to his three female friends. He didn't have a problem putting people in their place when he felt they deserved it. He also had a bit of a temper that was best left unprovoked.
Ethan's magic training and Education
Ethan started his first year of his magic training and Education at W.I.T.S Academy in the first chapter of the second book. On his first day at the Academy, he along with his best friend Emily were given their Academy Guardian- Ruby. Though they had been excited to meet her, she had seemed bored and annoyed. Yet, she greeted them politely with handshakes.
In the fourth chapter, Ruby watched Emily and Ethan cast transformation spells on a dummy not wanting to get in trouble if they failed the test. Ethan transformed it into a dog. Ethan passed his first magic test later in the chapter.
In the second chapter, Emily told Ethan's mother that she and Ethan had been caught making-out and were being expelled. She had told Andi this to embarrass and trick Ethan into admitting to his mother about Ruby's mistreatment towards them. Andi was completely shocked and Ethan highly embarrassed. Ethan cleared up straight away that it wasn't true and told his mother about Ruby's mistreatment Andi told them she would talk with Ruby about it. Also in the second chapter, Ethan took part in Jessie's revenge against Ruby.
In the fourth chapter, Ethan took part in the spy club against Ruby, and it was his idea to start the club. His role was to help Jessie sort through information about Ruby given to them by Ben, Gracie, and Shawn, to fish out the useful info.
In the sixth chapter, under the influence of Halloween, Jessie pranked Emily. Normally, Emily would have found it funny and prank her back but Emily- under the influence of Halloween- was angry. She challenged Jessie to a magic duel and Jessie agreed. As the duel started, Ethan tried to convince them to stop and then he jumped in to save Jessie from Emily's spell. Ethan was hit by the spell and had to be brought to the hospital. It was later mentioned to Luke by Andi that he had minor injuries but would be in the hospital overnight.
In the second chapter, Emily asked Ethan if he and his mother had started looking. Ethan told her that his mother said they should wait a while Emily went on to tell him to remember the three C's “Be cautious and careful or you'll get caught.” She then told him it was all about timing and that his mother knew what she was doing, and Ethan agreed. Later in this chapter, Ethan got impatient and broke into Aggie's office to look for information on his father but this is a bust.
In the fourth chapter, Andi Andi blew off Ethan twice when he asked her to work him with the mission. Ethan was hurt and confused and even asked her if she still thought his dad was important. Andi told him to work on the mission with his friends instead of with her. So, Ethan brought Jessie to the library and later took Emily to the computer lab. He told his mom the next day that both the library and the computer lab had been a bust though he wasn't giving up on either of them.
In the fifth chapter, Andi and Ethan read another book to look for answers but found nothing once again. In the sixth chapter, Ethan planned a mission session with his friends. He told Ben they would be checking classrooms to see if the teachers had information. He assigned Jessie and Emily to the library to check out the books in the last two rows. He assigned Shawn and Emily to the computer lab to attempt breaking into council records or searching people tied to Phillip. This plan didn't happen because Emily and Ethan ended up with Ruby while the others rescued Andi and Duggie from the dark river.
In the ninth chapter, Ethan had been in the small gym Ethan had been in the small gym messing around with spells while waiting for Ruby and Emily to join him when he felt his dad's presence. Ethan looked around and found that he was completely alone. After telling Ruby and Emily about it, he followed Ruby's instructions and told his mother. Andi told him she would ask Emma to look into it and asked him to ask Ruby to ask her dad to do the same. Andi later became worried the stress of the mission was causing Ethan's mind to make up things he believed were actually happening when no one could find a possible way Ethan could have been feeling his dad's presence without being able to see him. Since the first time, Ethan had claimed to have felt his father's presence three more times. After the first race, Andi sent him to the mortal realm to stay with Emma and while getting therapy from Lily. Ethan was in and out of therapy over the next few months.
Andi and Ethan had a very strong mother-son bond and relationship. In the second chapter, it was mentioned that Ethan normally agreed with his mother and didn't question her decisions knowing she was usually right and knew more than him.
In the fourth chapter, Andi Andi blew off Ethan twice when he asked her to work him with the mission. Ethan was hurt and confused and even asked her if she still thought his dad was important. When Andi asked Luke to let Ethan hang out with his friends more than with him and Luke agreed to back off, Ethan could not believe his mother had done that and was hurt. Later on in the chapter, Andi asked Emma about what Ethan had written to her in the letters and how bad it was. Emma offered to let Andi read the letters between her and Ethan, but Andi rejected the offer stating she would never again invade Ethan's privacy. So, Emma simply told her he wasn't doing well in his classes and in his training.
In the fifth chapter, Ethan asked his mom if she would have gone through all this trouble to find Phillip if she had never had him. Andi told him she wasn't sure if she would have if she hadn't gotten pregnant with him. Ethan replied that he understood that.
Maddie was close with all of the children of her friends, but she seemed to have the closest bond with Ethan. In the first chapter, Ethan and his mother joined Maddie, Diego, and Emily for breakfast on they day Ethan and Emily were heading off the to the Academy. Maddie asked him if he was excited to start his magic training and education at the Academy and Ethan replied that he was excited to get his father back.
At the end of the second chapter, Maddie told Ethan to get off his mom's back about starting the mission and Ethan agreed.
Out of his mother's friends, Ethan was closest with Maddie and Emma. He was a more close with Emma than Maddie which made sense since everyone knew that Emma was Andi's best friend. In the second chapter, Ethan wrote to Emma about his disappointment in breaking into Aggie's office to find information on his father being a bust. He didn't hear back from Emma but it was later revealed by Emma to Andi that she had gotten each one of Ethan's letters.
In the third chapter, he was visited by Emma and asked how he was doing. He told her he was doing fine. In the fourth chapter, Ethan had written two letters to Emma about his mother blowing him off and about how poorly he was doing in school. He also told her about Luke and about his mother's obsession with Ruby and gave her updates on his friends- one of which is Emma's daughter.
Later on in the chapter, after talking with Emily, Ethan decided to write Emma a third letter that was again about his mother and his struggles along with Jessie's struggles and Emily's. He didn't think he'd hear back since Emma was usually busy with her chosen one cases and responsibilities. He hadn't heard back from her the last two times he had written to her and he didn't seem offended because he understood she was quite busy. However, this time Emma wrote back almost instantly. She informed him she had been getting his letters and apologized for not writing back. She told him she had had an urgent case in China that couldn't be postponed. She let him know she was on his side and promised to make a trip to the Academy as soon as possible to straighten out his mother. Emma kept her word by giving Andi a reality check when she came to the Academy to pick up her daughter.
Ruby almost immediately tried to shoo Ethan and Emily away after meeting them, but Emily insisted she tell them something about herself after Ethan convinced Emily to give her a chance. Ruby told them her middle name and that she was adopted a birth, then closed the door in their faces for the second time.
Ethan and Emily were without a doubt the closest of friends. Ethan liked that Emily was always on his side but only agreed with him when he was right. She also kept his feet on the ground and kept him in line. They were almost always together and had the strongest bond. In the first chapter, Ethan joined Emily and her family for breakfast. When Ethan had arrived, Emily very excitedly greeted him at the front door with a hug. During the breakfast, he told Emily's mother that he was excited to get his father back as this was the reason Ethan and his mother were going to attend the Academy. Emily ensured him that he would get his father back. Ethan smiled at her in reply.
In the third chapter, Emily told Ethan she had gotten a letter from her mother and that her mother had remembered to ask if she and Ethan had kissed yet. Ethan offered to kiss Emily if she wanted to get her first kiss over with. Emily was hesitant at first believing first kisses were meant for someone you liked romantically. So, Ethan suggested they consider it their practice first kiss and Emily agreed so that they could have the satisfaction of doing what everyone wants them to do without them knowing. They asked each other if the other was nervous, and though both of them said no, they did hesitate to kiss for a moment. After their ten second kiss, Ethan asked her if it had been a big deal, Emily said she had liked it a lot but still wasn't in love with Ethan. They then shared a hug. Though they were supposed to tell anyone about their kiss, Emily crashed under the pressure of keeping it quite and told their friends.
In the fourth chapter, Despite being supposed to wait until it became more problematic, Emily told Ethan what his mother was up too. After Ethan read his letter from Emma with Emily beside him, Emily told him Emma would take care of everything. Ethan replied that there were some things that even Emma couldn't fix. Emily rested her head on his shoulder and Ethan wrapped an arm around her. It was something about their relationship that had started in their toddler years. Whenever the other was going through something rough, they would just take a few minutes to cuddle in means of showing their support. Whenever they were close like this, they always felt loved and needed, and they both loved feeling this way. (In childhood, Emily had often given Ethan fake bad news just so they could cuddle. Ethan had never figured it out that Emily did this- and she didn't do it anymore.)
In the fifth chapter, Emily told Ethan about Ruby having magic but Ethan didn't believe her. This caused Emily to get upset with him and storm off. Shawn told him to never argue with a girl unless he wanted drama.
Ethan and Gracie were quite close as well. In the third chapter, Gracie turned to Ethan in the middle of the night when missing her mom. Ethan took her for a walk until she felt better.
In the eighth chapter, Ethan met up with Ben and told him he had won him over because he had kept his secret. Ben said he understood how important the secret what was at stake if anyone found out. Ben asked Ethan for tips on wining over Shawn and Emily. Ethan replied that they were the reason no one had ever made in the group before and that he had nothing for him. He wished him luck and walked away, but then came back and told him to remember that Emily was always watching and Shawn catches everything.
Times with his friends
In the second chapter during breakfast, Jessie told her friends that her magic was home and straight away got their support and concern. Emily asked her what she had been doing up at four in the morning and Jessie tried to hide it but Emily knew her too well. Emily could tell she had been plotting a prank. The boys were the first to realize it had been Emily who was Jessie's target. Then, Gracie called her out. Emily found it amusing, Jessie told her she hadn't wanted to do it to someone who would get her in trouble. Emily told Jessie she couldn't believe she would do that. Jessie pointed out this was coming from the girl who told Ethan's mother that she and Ethan had been caught making-out and were going to be expelled just so Ethan would admit to his mother about Ruby's mistreatment towards him. Emily and Ethan's faces turned red and Shawn asked when this had happened. Shawn asked if they had actually been caught making-out, and Ethan's reply was, “no of course not.”
Gracie asked Ethan and Emily if they had ever kissed before, Emily said no and that they were just friends. Shawn revealed that Ben had kissed Jessie which embarrassed Jessie. Emily asked Shawn if he was sure, and Shawn reported that he and Gracie had been there when it had happened. Gracie went on to ask Jessie if this had been her first kiss and Jessie replied no. She glanced at Shawn and their friends took notice. Shawn informed it had happened when they were little kids. Emily pretended to be offended that she hadn't known about this. Shawn was surprised Emily hadn't known about it since their parents had talked non stop about it for a month after it had happened. Emily shrugged to say she didn't know why she hadn't known about it.
In the fourth chapter, Ethan was having a freakout when Emily told him about Jessie dropping out and asked her why she didn't stop her. Emily replied there was nothing she could do because Jessie was pissed off. Shawn gave her a look and pointed out that Jessie makes impulsive choices when she's angry. Shawn then told Emily she should have done something. Emily closed her and eyes and took a deep breath. She insisted there was nothing she could have said or done to change Jessie's mind. Gracie sided with Emily pointing out that they all knew how Jessie could be when she was angry or upset. Shawn and Ethan nodded. Shawn went on to ask Emily what they should do. Emily said they should support her and say farewell. Ethan gave Emily a look because he knew she wouldn't just sit by and do nothing. Emily then told them the real plan was to wait until Jessie had cooled off then call her and straighten her out. Her friends agreed with the plan. As a joke, Shawn told Ethan that his mother was becoming a real problem as she was the one who had set Jessie off. Ethan replied he knew but hadn't sounded like was joking when he said it.
In the fifth chapter, the kids met up to complete homework together. Emily and Ethan were late, and Emily explained they had been caught up with Cameron. Jessie suggested they start with their Kanay research assignment, but Shawn complained they'd have to move all of their things to the computer lab when they had just set up in the rec room. Emily waved her hands at him and pointed out that she was the daughter of a Kanay and had Kanay powers and could give them enough information. Jessie asked her friends who was in favour of letting Emily do it all while the rest of them hand fun, Shawn, Gracie, and Ethan raised their hands. Emily quickly clarified she would not be writing out all of their assignments and that they had a tone more homework.
Also in the fifth chapter, Jessie introduced Ben to her friends to start him off in joining the group. Ben was very shy. Gracie invited him to join them for their evening meal. Jessie said he would.
In the sixth chapter, Ethan and his friends except for Emily were seated together at a table in the cafeteria enjoying turkey and rice while talking together. They had just finished discussing their training periods. There were talking about why Duggie was at the Academy. Jessie suggested that maybe he's just here to visit Aggie. Shawn let out a laugh and Jessie shot him a look in reply. He pointed out that Aggie had never had a visitor before and Jessie pointed out they hadn't been students here long enough to make that assumption. Shawn couldn't argue with that. Ben suggested that Duggie was a council spy and the others agreed this could be possible. Gracie stated that she didn't trust Mrs. Fuller and that she was creeped out by her. Jessie agreed and the group started to ask if Kristine could be working with Aggie and Duggie against Andi and Ethan. Ethan instructed Shawn and Gracie to search her up on the magic realm's internet though this proved unnecessary after Andi and Emily and Ethan found out who Mrs. Fuller really was, Andi through Duggie, Emily through Ruby, and Ethan through Emily.
Every witch student: Remember me
“Have you ever known deep down something bad was going to happen but you didn't know when or what or how, so you just spend every minute worried and looking over your shoulder as you round every corner?” Ethan- Gracie
In the third book, Ethan was very cautious and never let his guard down. He never expected things to be too easy. He was still stubborn, impatient, easily frustrated, kind, and as loyal as a dog. He still has his bad temper as well.
Ethan wished he had more of Phillip's zombie features. Ethan had tanned skin, dark auburn brown hair and his dad's big dark-brown eyes.
Being a second-year wizard in training
Ethan started his second year of magic training and education in the first chapter.
Ethan's journey of getting his father back
Ethan was beyond excited to learn that Luke now knew he was his father. Though he had been confident in what he was going to say, Ethan froze and became scared as he approached him for breakfast in the cafeteria. Both of them remained very nervous throughout breakfast, but everything went fine until Ethan was reminded that his father wasn't only Phillip but also Luke as well. He was upset by this but didn't mention it.
When Ethan blew Luke and Andi off for supper later in the second chapter, Luke asked Andi if he doing something wrong. Andi replied he wasn't. Luke asked if that was the case why had Ethan lied to get away from him. Andi asked him how he knew Ethan had been lied. Luke pointed out that Ben was still chatting with his friends when Ethan said they were supposed to be doing homework in another room together. Andi explained to him that Ethan was adjusting, but this didn't convince Luke that he wasn't doing something wrong.
It was mentioned in the second chapter, that Ethan had joined his parents for lunch but left to use the washroom and never returned. Feeling like something was wrong with Ethan, Gracie pointed out to Ethan that he hadn't shared how he was feeling about having dad back. Ethan quickly replied it was beyond amazing and bit odd and his friends could tell he hadn't told them the whole truth. Ben asked him if something had happened and Ethan shook his head in denial. Jessie asked him if he was alright because he hadn't been acting like himself all day, and Ethan replied that he had just gotten his dad back and therefore wasn't himself at the moment. He then left his friends. Shawn agreed with Hex that something wasn't right, and Emily shared that she could usually tell what was bothering Ethan and not being able to do so this time was frustrating her.
Having noticed Ethan was clinging to Emily like glue, Jessie asked Emily if she thought Ethan had a crush on her. Emily replied no and explained that Ethan attached himself to her whenever he was hurt or upset by someone he loves. This made Emily believe Luke may have unintentionally hurt or upset Ethan. Jessie suggested maybe Ethan just didn't like that Luke was his father. Emily disagreed since Ethan and Luke became best friends before knowing they were father and son. Emily then realized Jessie may be right when Jessie pointed out that just because Ethan liked Luke as a friend doesn't necessarily mean he likes him as his father.
Not long after, Emily managed to get Ethan to confess what was bothering him. Ethan told Emily that Luke wasn't his father, Phillip was and that Luke's body hadn't helped make him. Emily was grossed out by this and pointed out she knew how babies are made. Ethan came clean about how he bothered that he technically had his dad back but biologically he his dad wasn't his dad anymore, and Emily comforted him with a hug.
Ethan later talked to his mother about being unable to get past his dad being stuck in Luke's body, and despite desperately wanting Phillip back, Andi decided it was up to Ethan to decide what to do. They could have their memories and Luke's memory erased so none of them remembered Luke was Phillip, or Ethan could learn to accept that Luke has two lives. Andi told him to chose what he wanted, not what she wanted. With Emily's help, Ethan realized he and Luke had bonded before they had even known they were father and son and were best friends. He decided he wasn't going to lose his dad again after everything he and his mother had gone through to find him. He started coming up with ways to bond with Luke more and Emily stopped him. She told him that instead of making a plan maybe he should just step back and see what happens, and Ethan agreed with her.
In the third chapter, Ethan broke down and was comforted by Gracie. Ethan shared with Gracie that he was scared the council was going to strike again. Ethan then talked to his mother about his concerns but she just told him to loosen up. Ethan ended up leaving his apartment without his mother knowing, and spending the night with Emily in her bed for a sense of security. He went ice skating with her and her family the next day
In the fifth chapter, Ruby informed Andi that Luke had again lost his memory of being Phillip because they had been apart from each other too long. Andi told Ethan and apologized. Ethan snapped at her that she messed up and needed to fix her mess. Ethan then freaked out at Emily by throwing a chair and her brand new cell phone, he blamed her for her moving have been right then realized it wasn't her fault and immediately apologized. He then fixed her phone with a spell and returned it to her. Emily seemed to have forgiven him instantly as had his other friends.
In the second chapter, Ethan chased after Emily who snapped at him she wanted to be alone. Ethan then refused to continue practicing his weather spells because Emily wasn't around, even though he had been doing his spells perfectly unlike Emily. It was mentioned he hadn't left Emily's side all day. Later in the second chapter, Emily snapped at Ethan to give Luke some slack because he was trying. Ethan yelled at her to shut up because she didn't know, and Emily did not take kindly to the way Ethan had talked to her. Ethan had never talked to Emily with such anger and disrespect before.
In the fifth chapter, Ethan tucked Emily into bed after she had fallen sleep on him in the rec room. Emily asked Ethan to stay with her and though Ethan knew it was against the rules for boys and girls to sleep in the same room let alone the same bed, Ethan agreed and climbed onto Emily's bed and laid beside her. Ethan even fell asleep.
In the second chapter, Ethan confronted Shawn about having feelings for Gracie and being jealous of Ben. Shawn denied both. Ethan could tell he was being honest about his feelings towards Gracie but not about his feelings towards Ben. He teased him by saying he was jealous in a song voice. Shawn walked away without a reply.
Later in the chapter, Ethan and Shawn went through Ethan's photo album of his parents together in the middle of the night. There were pictures of Shawn's parents too. Shawn told Ethan that looked like his mother aside from his eyes and Ethan pointed out that Luke had different eyes than him. Shawn was confused of why Ethan thought it important to bring up Luke's eye colour.
Times with his friends
In the fifth chapter, Shawn guessed Ethan had spent the night with Emily and so Ethan confirmed it. He then teased them about it over breakfast. Emily told Ethan she had thought only girls gossiped. Shawn replied by dramatically waving his arms and stating that he was pretty sure he was a guy. It was no secret that Shawn, like his mother, loved to gossip.
Welcome to the Academy
"I think we should give her a chance Emmie, we only just met her." Ethan- Emily about Ruby
"We did connect, I can't really explain it, mom." Ethan- Andi about him and Luke
“How could anyone ever forget about you? I seriously don't think it's even possible.” Ethan- Andi
“Being nosy again are we?” Ethan- Andi
"That would be Shawn over there dancing on tables." Ethan- Emily
"Go for it kid, you've got this." Ethan- Emily
"Just remember, Emily is always watching and Shawn catches everything." Ethan- Ben