KR:에반) is one of the six Heroes who is a Magician, the other being Luminous.
Evan starts his journey on a farm as the son of a farmer. As the Dragon Master, he uses a dragon to fight alongside of his primary weapon, which is either a wand or a staff, while Documents or shields are used as the secondary weapon.
A century ago, there lived a heroic Magician named Freud. Mighty even by the standards of Maple World, he delved into many different areas of magical research, but the highest among his interests was the study of the Onyx Dragons. His greatest desire was to find a way for humans and dragons to live together in peace. After many years of study and exploration, this desire would bring him before the greatest of Onyx Dragons, the Dragon King, Afrien.
The King of the Onyx Dragons, Afrien was the greatest of his kind. Despite their many differences, Afrien loved humans as he loved all life. When Freud appeared before him, he found a kindred spirit, a human who shared his philosophical love for all lifeforms. Not wishing to miss out on this opportunity, Magician and Dragon pledged to each other a Spirit Pact of mutual defense and understanding. They bound themselves together using many powerful rituals and spells, creating the first Spirit Pact, the forerunner of the many that would come later. Under the pact, two spirits would become one and the resulting bond would be unbreakable, even lasting past death.
The benefits of the Spirit Pact were many and powerful. Magician and Dragon nurtured each other, each becoming stronger together than they ever could have alone. Together they ushered in an era of peace and justice, shining all the more brightly for the brief length of time that it lasted. It was shattered when a great evil entered Maple World - the Black Mage.
When the Black Mage discovered the incredible power of the Onyx Dragons, he coveted it for himself. One night while Freud was away, the Black Mage granted himself an audience with the great Onyx Dragon King.
Unable to understand the source of the Onyx Dragon's great power, the Black Mage asked Afrien to join him and betray Freud and the humans he had in his care. He promised the King that by working together they could become more powerful than anyone could imagine. Afrien tried to explain that the source of the Onyx Dragon's power was the love and trust that came from the Spirit Pact. He was incapable of betraying his friend, nor would he have broken the pact even if he was capable of it. Infuriated, the Black Mage vowed that if the Onyx Dragon would not join him, he would be destroyed.
The Black Mage fumed for a time, researching some way to destroy the Spirit Pact and defeat the Dragon King and his friend. Eventually, he concluded that if he could lock Freud in ice forever, potentially breaking the Pact. He launched a devastating attack on the pair, trying to maneuver them into a position where he could launch his horrible curse at Freud. After a fierce struggle, the Black Mage succeeded and managed to cast his devastating spell at Freud.
He had not reckoned with the Onyx Dragon’s loyalty. When the Black Mage cast his devastating curse at Freud, Afrien nobly threw himself in front of his friend, taking the curse that had been meant for him. The great Dragon was encased in ice. The Black Mage had succeeded. The Spirit Pact was broken.
His success was not complete, though. Afrien had left behind a great Dragon egg and so long as the egg existed, there was always a chance that a future hero might re-establish the Spirit Pact. Aran and the others knew it as well. Heroically, Aran ordered his fellow heroes to cover Freud's escape. Freud eventually escaped with the dragon egg, determined to hide it in a place where it would eventually be found. As Afrien had sacrificed himself for Freud, he could do no less for his friend. Unknown to him, his fellow allies, like Afrien, were frozen in ice.
The Dragon Egg was hidden away, waiting for a hero with a strong spirit that will recreate the Spirit Pact.
After a long time, that time to recreate the Spirit Pact has come again. A humble soul, the child of a pig farmer, will reforge old bonds and re-establish the Spirit Pact. The Onyx Dragon will rise again at the side of a new hero who will use that power to fight for peace and justice!
Heroes of Maple
The details below contain SPOILERS, you may want to view this after completing the storyline in-game.
In the second blockbuster, Evan acts as the main protagonist where he is appointed as the new leader of the Heroes, just like Freud was previously. At the same time, he has an even greater role in all of the acts, compared to the other heroes.
In Slumbering Dragon Island, Evan and Mir went on a search for Afrien to get answers on what Freud left behind. At the same time, both of them have to avoid the Demon Army who was patrolling the island. He got into the ice cave without being noticed but was blocked by a spider. Evan provoked it to come down, but enraged it instead and results in the ice floor to collapse, separating him from Mir. He tries to advance through the cave, only to meet Aran and Shade who came to the island to rescue Lilin. Aran and Shade decide to follow Evan on his quest to find answers, only to meet the same spider. After defeating it, Evan has to make a choice to either kill or spare it.
He finally meets Afrien, frozen but still alive. Through him, he was able to meet Freud, learning about the new threat and the measures to fight against it. Their meeting was interrupted by Damien and Afrien uses the last of his strength to save the group. Realizing what he had done, Evan tries to return to help but was stopped by Shade as their priority is to get out of the collapsing cave. Though upset on Afrien's sacrifice, he reluctantly accepts the truth and escapes the ice cave in time.
In order to gain strength to fight the predicted threat, Evan decides to visit the other heroes (Mercedes, Phantom and Luminous). After he won over their approval, he and Mir depart to Nihal Desert to search for what Freud had left behind.
Much to his disappointment, the other heroes did not come on time and he had to search for the Sanctum himself. He fell into a sand sinkhole and much to his surprise, the Sanctum was in the undergrounds all along. He was blocked by the guardian, in which Mercedes was able to defeat easily. Upon learning that the guardian knows Freud, Evan gets a free pass to enter the Sanctum by answering a riddle: 'What is long in the morning, short in the afternoon, and long again at night?' (Answer: A shadow). Luminous and Phantom joins them in his quest. Through the Sanctum, they realized that the place was actually alive and it records the important time of history; the transcendence, the Black Mage and the Heroes. They were able to see the prediction that Freud had foretold; "When the battle of the end approaches, the wolf that is released from its shackles will devour the World Tree.".
The group fell into another trap and Evan thought of a way to get out. Using the riddle that the guardian gave, he commands Luminous to use his light orb to form a shadow and Phantom copies his skill to make another one. This reveals a hidden stairway for them to escape. They finally made to the flying relic Abraxas, but the Demon army has followed them. Evan starts up the Abraxas, resulting in the relic to fly and get away from the Demon army. Freud appears in the relic as a form of his memories and Evan felt left out compared to the others. The remaining heroes choose Evan as their new leader, much to his surprise of taking a new role.
They travelled to the other world, except for Shade who decides to stay behind to find the Transcendence Stone. He gave instructions to Mercedes, Phantom and Luminous who were attending a private party where the stone was located from the Abraxas. Even though his plan was an initial success, they have to change plans once they were discovered: Steal and Run. Back in the Abraxas, he discusses with Aran on Shade's curse before being attacked by the Demon Army and the Abraxas damaged by the attacks. Fortunately, he managed to escape to the roof of the skyscraper and discussed the situation. Evan decides to lead the heroes in the final battle against Damien.
In the final act, Evan has to choose 2 heroes to accompany him in the final battle. When they scale up the Fallen World Tree, they got saved by Demon from monsters. He offers Demon to join them, but he refuses as Demon decides to handle Damien himself. By the time they reached the top, Demon was wounded by Damien and Damien's devil powers have increased by the use of the Transcendence Stone. After defeating Damien, Evan decides to destroy his sword, but a black mass emerges out and swallows Evan.
Evan found himself within the black mass, which was actually an amalgam of the vindictive demon spirits attempting to take Evan as his next host. The spirit takes in a form of Mir and attempts to tempt Evan by offering him power, to the point that he will a great magician as Freud. He was almost drawn to its offer until the real Mir tries to wake him up, with its voice reaching out to his master. In the end, Evan overcomes the spirits temptations and break out of its illusions. Demon decides to take over the situation in place of him and destroys the black mass, but at the same time, ending Damien's life.
With the situation resolved and the life of the Maple World being saved, Evan and Mir continue their journey until they were needed again in the future.
- Evan is known to be gullible, having accidentally assisted the Black Wings several times, thinking that they were heroic. This left a mess in which Aran had to clean up, though these traits were seen less often in the second blockbuster.
- There is some continuity errors and contradictions in Evan's storyline about Freud.
- According to Mercedes' Storyline, Freud was extremely exhausted and eventually died.
- According to the Silent Crusade Storyline, it was not Freud who protected the last Onyx Dragon. It was a Mapler who travelled back to Leafre of Past and secured the egg, then brought it to Afrien who protected the egg.
- According to the Silent Crusade Storyline, Freud and Afrien predicted that someone might travel through time before the Black Mage was sealed. To counter this, they expended their energy to freeze time in order to prevent anyone stopping the seal from being created.
- According to Luminous's introduction, Aran did not order the other heroes to cover Freud's escape, nor did he attempt to.
- According to Shade's Storyline, Afrien took the Black Mage's curse instead of Freud. This was later confirmed that Afrien took the curse in the introduction of the first act of 'Heroes of Maple'.
- Originally, JapanMS's version of Evan is linked to Dual Blade, where they have a misunderstanding and become enemies if the player is playing as this class, the player will fight Dual Blade as a Level 20 boss. This was later changed back to the original storyline.
- ↑ http://maplestory.nexon.net/game/classes-and-jobs/2890/evan. GlobalMS. Retrieved on 08 June 2016.
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