By Steven Thompson's time, Ludwig's family on his father Ludwig I's side were the last known members of the Beethoven family. The Beethovens were an ancient family that was made famous by Ludwig van Beethoven, a celebrated composer of classical music.
Ludwig Beethoven II was born to wealthy parents around a decade before the beginning of the School War in May of 2011. When he was a toddler, he met Helen McKeen, whose life he saved, though little is known about the encounter.
Ludwig Beethoven II was not very bright, leading to his facing difficulties in making friends at his school, Tower Placement, and being teased (especially by males) for his cluelessness and timidity. Emily Watson, however, was willing to befriend him. Feeling grateful for their relationship, and inadequate, he joined the Girl-Team under McKeen, who had since become a model student, as he wished to prove himself.
Consequently, he spent years living solely among female children and adolescents. Nevertheless, the feelings of insignificance and worthlessness that the bullying he endured fostered embittered the boy, forging a latent desire to make the world sit up and notice him.
Ludwig Beethoven II was tall, slim, and always clad in a black tuxedo, both at school and in battle. He always made sure to keep it folded in the classic manner. He had black, scraggly hair that went down to his scalp, and was moderate in his concern for hygiene. He had yellow eyes, another trait that people misjudged him for, as he had never dabbled in the Darkness despite being wicked.
Ludwig Beethoven II was a ruthless teenager who would stop at nothing to achieve his objective. He was very cruel and instinctive in battle, although he also had a soft side for those who cared about him, especially for Emily Watson. Nearly everyone at Tower Placement regarded Beethoven to be dumb and foolish, which attributes to his utter lack of interest in school. Nevertheless, he was actually very clever and always knew when to attack and when to evade, and always respected authority outside of school.
Due to his childhood of being teased and neglected for his foolish and timid nature, he came to develop a latent desire for recognition and greatness, cynical feeling for society, and this led him to join the Girl-Team and fight the Armies of Organa because he wanted to, not because he was deceived, blackmailed, or talked into it. He still cared for anyone who cared for him, and that is where he found his friends.
As she was distraught and disgusted over behaviors displayed by male students in the school, Watson vented to Ludwig Beethoven II, who was initially offended by Watson's generalizing, until she told him he was not evil. As he had discussed this with Watson before, Beethoven suggested they create a trap to prove that females are the more intelligent gender. Beethoven had no regret arranging this, as no males in his life were of any importance to him. Watson enjoyed the thought of it and proposed it to Helen McKeen, who approved.
The following night, Beethoven suggested a giant mouse trap as the trap, drawing a design for it as he had been asked to do, but Watson, who had seized leadership of the Girl-Team from McKeen, dissed the idea, going so far as to call him a moron. Beethoven contributed to the construction of what became the Boy Trap, which became a viral success when it was unleashed on first-grader Andrew Hendersen.
The Start of WarEdit
Later, Beethoven II saw the Boy-Team filing outside, and alerted Emily Watson to their plans, getting Steven, Summer Petersen, and Andrew Hendersen captured. Beethoven saw his chance for revenge and was delighted when Summer was sentenced to death and he would be there to witness it. To his fury, she escaped being killed by the gun-slinging Susan, who had been unleashed on her, and left the underground base with the aid of over 200 Boy-Team members and their new fleet. Beethoven was barely able to flee for his own life in the melee between girls, robotic soldiers, boys, and skyfighters. The School War had begun, and Beethoven suddenly found himself preparing for war.
Beethoven remained on the Girl Team during the School War, and fought valiantly until the end.
Duel With Denim SpikesEdit
At one point, Beethoven II learned Denim Spikes had defected to the Boy-Team. He had anticipated his ambition to destroy the turbolasers, and met him at the second's destination. Here, he engaged Denim Spikes, using bullets, missiles, and whips against his lightsaber-wielding foe. They clashed in a titanic battle in the Bow-Tie’s control station, culminating in Beethoven escaping aboard his personal ship. Unfortunately for him, Beethoven was unaware of a homing device Denim had attached to the ship’s outer hull that enabled him to track the assassin to his house. When Beethoven discovered Denim’s presence, a dogfight over the city ensued, and although the two opponents seemed evenly matched at first, Beethoven had the upper hand when Denim leaped onto his ship for close combat. He immediately disarmed and killed him with two deterring blaster bolts. Afterwards, he returned to the Bow-Tie and confronted Helen McKeen, who had just mass-murdered several Girl-Team members and defeated Emily Watson in combat. He immediately attacked along with all the girls, and a battle ensued that ended with an explosion sweeping Helen away from Emily. Although Beethoven thought he had killed Helen, he was wrong.
The War ContinuesEdit
Beethoven continued to fight in the war whenever he was given the chance. When Summer pretended to defect to the Girl-Team and knelt before Emily, Beethoven, who was present, suspected Summer of being a double agent. Even Emily sensed nothing. He also fought in the Mission to GT-2, and briefly engaged Jay Organa, bent on avenging him. However, Jay defeated him and he was rescued by Cindy Lewis.
“Now I will do what I should have done 10 years ago!”
~Beethoven, in his last attempt to overtake Helen
Beethoven fought briefly in the final battle of the School War. In it, a massive battle broke out between the boys and girls that poured into the arena, although Beethoven would remain at the balcony whence he stood. When Thomas Slovak attempted to assault the skybox and confront Beethoven, he unloaded several blaster bolts into the acolyte, killing him and knocking him off the balcony.
Beethoven used his jetpack to fly down to the arena floor, where he confronted Helen, who was fighting alongside Andrew. As Helen rushed in and utilized Form IV, Beethoven’s attempts to blast her proved futile, leading him to attempt to gain space by jetting away. The jetpack upon which he relied failed to fire, leaving him vulnerable to Helen’s decapitating strike. Beethoven’s corpse fell to the ground.