History Characters / Scion

4th Aug '17 4:04:09 AM SeptimusHeap
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Scion of [[{{Voudoun}} Baron Samedi]], later ascending to a Goddess of Death.

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Scion of [[{{Voudoun}} [[UsefulNotes/{{Voudoun}} Baron Samedi]], later ascending to a Goddess of Death.



Scion of [[{{Voudoun}} Erzulie]], later ascending to a Goddess of Unrequited Love.

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Scion of [[{{Voudoun}} [[UsefulNotes/{{Voudoun}} Erzulie]], later ascending to a Goddess of Unrequited Love.



Scion of [[{{Voudoun}} Shango]]

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Scion of [[{{Voudoun}} [[UsefulNotes/{{Voudoun}} Shango]]
30th Jul '17 12:04:23 AM euan112358
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* EyepatchOfPower: Signifying his descent from Horus, he has a missing eye that he covers with an eyepatch, which serves as a visual warning of his power.

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* EyepatchOfPower: Signifying his descent from Horus, he has a missing eye replaced with one made of ivory that he covers with an eyepatch, which serves as a visual warning of his power.




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* SpiritAdvisor: She is accompanied by one of her father's ghedes, a Haitian revolutionary who is bound to her coco macaque. Not only can he give her advice, he can also invisibly wield her staff like a FlyingWeapon.



* RevolversAreJustBetter: Giantbane. The hammer is a piece of {{Mjolnir}}. Between it's sheer size and the punch it packs, it's also a {{BFG}}.

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* RevolversAreJustBetter: Giantbane. The hammer is a piece of {{Mjolnir}}. Between it's [[HandCannon its sheer size size]] and the punch it packs, it's also a {{BFG}}.



* CrystalSkull: Holds one that can speak to him and which he can use to cast magic.



* RedBaron: As a God, his medical skills have earned him the epithet of "Crescent Moon Surgeon". His divine name Itztli Ocelotl also counts, since it translates into "Obsidian Jaguar".



* {{Flight}}: Thanks to the Daedalus Device, which gives him a pair of mechanical wings.



* LovePotion: As something of a modern iteration of Eros/Cupid, his guns are eventually enchanted to function like his elder half-brother's magical arrows/quivers; one serves as this, allowing him to inspire passionate love in anyone he shoots with it, and the other serves as a Hate Potion, inspiring utter loathing in its target.

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* LovePotion: As something of a modern iteration of Eros/Cupid, his guns Eros and Anteros are eventually enchanted to function like his elder half-brother's magical arrows/quivers; one serves as this, allowing him to inspire passionate love in anyone he shoots with it, and the other serves as a [[HatePlague Hate Potion, Potion]], inspiring utter loathing in its target.



* PrettyBoy: Be honest, would you expect the son of the Goddess of Love & Beauty to actually be ''bad looking''?

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* PrettyBoy: Be honest, would you expect the son of the Goddess of Love & Beauty to actually be ''bad looking''?looking''? [[note]]Gameplaywise, it's technically possible.[[/note]]



* TheTeamBenefactor: His wealth is how the Band finances their adventures.



* CoolHorse: As a Goddess, she comes into the possession of Bokotenba, the flayed skin of the horse that her father threw into her aunt's chambers to enrage her. By contacting its spirit, it can inflate and fly to carry her around.



* ImprobableWeaponUser: A pair of shears, the ones that Loki used to cut off the blond tresses of Sif.




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* ShearMenace: His WeaponOfChoice is a pair of shears, the ones that Loki used to cut off the blond tresses of Sif.



* DarkMagicalGirl: She is the most "sorcerous" of the Shinsengumi, and as an unstable woman who was prone to self-mutilation even before she could fuel BloodMagic wit it, well...

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* DarkMagicalGirl: She is the most "sorcerous" of the Shinsengumi, and as an unstable woman who was prone to self-mutilation even before she could fuel BloodMagic wit with it, well...



* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Terrified beyond words at the thought of losing his hand like dear ol' Dad.

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* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Terrified beyond words at the thought of [[AnArmAndALeg losing his hand (or any limb)]] like dear ol' Dad.



* AnimalMotif: Ravens, just like his mother. He can even transform parts of his body into them.



* BloodKnight: His divine mother kicked his ass during her Visitation, he thinks it's the most therapeutic thing he's ever done. He also knows [[TheBerserker Riastrad]], a divine magic that lets him engage in HulkingOut.

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* BloodKnight: His divine mother kicked his ass during her Visitation, Visitation; he thinks it's the most therapeutic thing he's ever done. He done.
* TheBerserker: Even aside from his BloodKnight personality, he
also knows [[TheBerserker Riastrad]], a divine magic the [[Literature/TainBoCuailnge Ríastrad]], Cú Chulainn's "warp-spasm" that lets him engage in HulkingOut.HulkingOut.
* ChallengeSeeker: Has a Hero's {{Geas}} that encourages him to seek out and test himself against skilled people.



* WeaponOfChoice: Actually, zigzagged; Morris mostly prefers [[BareFistedMonk to beat the shit out of opponents with his bare hands]], but when he needs an edge, [[ImprobableWeaponUser he straps magical bladed nails onto his fingers in imitation of a raven's talons]].

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* WeaponOfChoice: Actually, zigzagged; Morris mostly prefers [[BareFistedMonk to beat the shit out of opponents with his bare hands]], but when he needs an edge, [[ImprobableWeaponUser he straps magical bladed nails onto [[ShapeshifterWeapon morphs his fingers in imitation of a raven's fingers]] into [[WolverineClaws raven talons]].



* CardSharp: He's a master poker player, though he gambles for the sense of mental exercise it gives him rather than for gambling's sake. One of his Relics is a playing card made from his father's tusk.

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* CardSharp: He's a master poker player, though he gambles for the sense of mental exercise it gives him rather than for gambling's sake. One of his Relics is a an ivory playing card made from his father's tusk.tusk, which he uses to cast magic.


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** Though it became his coping mechanism after learning of his mother's passing, which nearly got him in trouble with the Las Vegas underworld.
15th Jul '17 10:22:55 AM nombretomado
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During WorldWarII, the national pantheons of Britain, France, Soviet Russia and the United States took the field, standing against the Axis forces and their pantheons -- the Aesir, the Amatsukami and the Dodekatheon.

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During WorldWarII, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, the national pantheons of Britain, France, Soviet Russia and the United States took the field, standing against the Axis forces and their pantheons -- the Aesir, the Amatsukami and the Dodekatheon.
29th May '17 4:53:50 AM narm00
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The gods of Chinese folk religion, defenders and champions of both natural and mortal order. While the Bureaucracy has the advantages of numbers, organisation, and worship, it's also proud and stiff-necked, and susceptible to in-fighting-not to mention so [[VastBureaucracy damned big]] that it ends up tripping over itself.

* AGodIAmNot: Much to his own fury, [[UsefulNotes/{{Confucianism}} Confucius]] was so loved and learned over the course of his mortal life that he ascended to become the God of Philosophy and Filial Piety in 2E. He regularly sends his Scions to attempt to dissolve cults to him, which sometimes actually works.
* DeadpanSnarker: In 2E, reflecting the jocular, casual nature of much Chinese myth, many Shen have a dry sense of humor about themselves.

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The gods of Chinese folk religion, defenders and champions of both natural and mortal order. While the Bureaucracy has the advantages of numbers, organisation, and worship, it's also proud and stiff-necked, and susceptible to in-fighting-not in-fighting - not to mention so [[VastBureaucracy damned big]] that it ends up tripping over itself.

* AFormYouAreComfortableWith: An unusual one, because it's a ''[[TheOldGods Primordial]]'' adopting a form that's more comfortable for ''gods''. In 2E, the Primordial Xiwangmu was the Shen's first ruler, reluctantly taking on a more godly form to help the pantheon form, and returning to her Primordial state after a Jade Emperor presented himself.
* AGodIAmNot: Much to his own fury, [[UsefulNotes/{{Confucianism}} Confucius]] was so loved and learned over the course of his mortal life that he ascended to become the God of Philosophy and Filial Piety in 2E. He regularly sends his Scions to attempt to dissolve cults to him, which sometimes actually works.
works, or at least doesn't make things worse.
* DeadpanSnarker: In 2E, reflecting the jocular, casual nature of much Chinese myth, many Shen have a dry sense of humor about themselves.themselves, and it's reflected in their writeup.



* FriendlyEnemy: Most of their Titans in 2E; their Primordial, Xiwangmu, was actually their ruler until she voluntarily stepped down after Huangdi proved a better and more willing ruler, while most fights with Ao Guang take the form of the ''Shen'' harassing ''him.''

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* FriendlyEnemy: Most One of their Titans in 2E; their Primordial, Xiwangmu, was actually their ruler until she voluntarily stepped down after Huangdi proved a better and more willing ruler, while sample Titans, Ao Guang, is effectively this; most fights with Ao Guang him take the form of the ''Shen'' harassing ''him.''


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* MesACrowd: [[UsefulNotes/{{Taoism}} Laozi]] is fond of incarnating as a large number of grandmothers bickering amongst themselves.
27th May '17 7:07:57 AM Leliel
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* AGodIAmNot: Much to his own fury, [[UsefulNotes/{{Confucianism}} Confucius]] was so loved and learned over the course of his mortal life that he ascended to become the God of Philosophy and Filial Piety in 2E. He regularly sends his Scions to attempt to dissolve cults to him, which sometimes actually works.
* DeadpanSnarker: In 2E, reflecting the jocular, casual nature of much Chinese myth, many Shen have a dry sense of humor about themselves.



* RealityEnsues: Their Godrealm exists in the physical world in the skies above China to cut down on paperwork. After the invention of the airplane, this resulted in some bizarre accidents until Nuwa made an Air Traffic Constellation.
* StopWorshipingMe: Much to his own fury, [[UsefulNotes/{{Confucianism}} Confucius]] was so loved and learned over the course of his mortal life that he ascended to become the God of Philosophy and Filial Piety. He regularly sends his Scions to attempt to dissolve cults to him, which sometimes actually works.

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* OddJobGods: One of the TropeMakers, in fact. In 2E, there's even a Bureau of Attack by Titans to authorize aggression by Titanspawn who want to beat up Scions and Demigods in fair fights.
* RealityEnsues: Their Godrealm exists in the physical world in the skies above China to cut down on paperwork. paperwork in 2E. After the invention of the airplane, this resulted in some bizarre accidents until Nuwa made an Air Traffic Control Constellation.
* StopWorshipingMe: Much to his own fury, [[UsefulNotes/{{Confucianism}} Confucius]] was so loved and learned over the course of his mortal life that he ascended to become the God of Philosophy and Filial Piety. He regularly sends his Scions to attempt to dissolve cults to him, which sometimes actually works.
27th May '17 7:00:58 AM Leliel
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* DealWithTheDevil: Not them, but the formerly human Titan [[ArrogantKungFuGuy Bai Mei]] is [[EvilMentor quite willing to train]] Scions in his White Eyebrow style of Martial Arts. You get better at it if you betray people.

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* DealWithTheDevil: Not them, but the [[WasOnceAMan formerly human human]] Titan [[ArrogantKungFuGuy Bai Mei]] is [[EvilMentor quite willing to train]] Scions in his White Eyebrow style of Martial Arts. You get better at it if you [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder betray people.people]].




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* StopWorshipingMe: Much to his own fury, [[UsefulNotes/{{Confucianism}} Confucius]] was so loved and learned over the course of his mortal life that he ascended to become the God of Philosophy and Filial Piety. He regularly sends his Scions to attempt to dissolve cults to him, which sometimes actually works.
26th May '17 11:34:27 AM Leliel
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The gods of Chinese folk religion, defenders and champions of both natural and mortal order. While the Bureaucracy has the advantages of numbers, organisation, and worship, it's also proud and stiff-necked, and susceptible to in-fighting.

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The gods of Chinese folk religion, defenders and champions of both natural and mortal order. While the Bureaucracy has the advantages of numbers, organisation, and worship, it's also proud and stiff-necked, and susceptible to in-fighting.
in-fighting-not to mention so [[VastBureaucracy damned big]] that it ends up tripping over itself.

* DealWithTheDevil: Not them, but the formerly human Titan [[ArrogantKungFuGuy Bai Mei]] is [[EvilMentor quite willing to train]] Scions in his White Eyebrow style of Martial Arts. You get better at it if you betray people.
* FriendlyEnemy: Most of their Titans in 2E; their Primordial, Xiwangmu, was actually their ruler until she voluntarily stepped down after Huangdi proved a better and more willing ruler, while most fights with Ao Guang take the form of the ''Shen'' harassing ''him.''
* IMeantToDoThat: Chronic problem among them in 2E: If one tells you a problem is "beneath Heaven's notice", they're really asking you to fix a mistake before their superiors catch on.




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* RealityEnsues: Their Godrealm exists in the physical world in the skies above China to cut down on paperwork. After the invention of the airplane, this resulted in some bizarre accidents until Nuwa made an Air Traffic Constellation.
3rd May '17 4:42:35 PM Theriocephalus
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* GenderBender: As long as "Tommy" continues to wear the never-decaying skin of a beautiful young woman (a gift from her father), she - as Blair Thomas - is biologically a woman in every respect.
** SecondLawOfGenderBending, ThirdLawOfGenderBending: Justified - "Tommy" has always been female; her father's gift merely allows her body to reflect that in ways surgery never could.
* LoveRuinsTheRealm: Both Tyrone and TJ are attracted to her and that conflict alone could rip the team in half, assuming she doesn't exacerbate things by dating them both and "forgetting" to share that. Besides that, neither ex-Marine Tyrone nor military brat tabloid journalist TJ are likely to [[UnsettlingGenderReveal respond favourably to being attracted to a trans* woman.]]

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* GenderBender: As long as "Tommy" continues to wear the never-decaying skin of a beautiful young woman (a gift from her father), she - -- as Blair Thomas - -- is biologically a woman in every respect.
** SecondLawOfGenderBending, ThirdLawOfGenderBending: Justified - -- "Tommy" has always been female; her father's gift merely allows her body to reflect that in ways surgery never could.
* LoveRuinsTheRealm: Both Tyrone and TJ are attracted to her and that conflict alone could rip the team in half, assuming she doesn't exacerbate things by dating them both and "forgetting" to share that. Besides that, neither ex-Marine Tyrone nor military brat tabloid journalist TJ are likely to [[UnsettlingGenderReveal respond favourably to being attracted to a trans* woman.]]woman]].



* TheResenter: Much like her half-sibling Kane, Himiko is not a fan of her mother - in her case, Amaterasu refuses to grant her godhood because while praying at one point, Himiko didn't bow ''quite'' deeply enough.

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* TheResenter: Much like her half-sibling Kane, Himiko is not a fan of her mother - -- in her case, Amaterasu refuses to grant her godhood because while praying at one point, Himiko didn't bow ''quite'' deeply enough.



Thousands of years ago, the Atlantean pantheon oversaw Atlantis, the most advanced civilisation in the World, before something went wrong - no-one knows what - and their followers turned from the Gods to the Titans, eventually seeking to wipe out the rest of humanity. For the Atlantean people's crimes, the other pantheons destroyed Atlantis, killed every last one of its people, and almost utterly erased its memory from the records of the World - save for the scrolls of the minor Egyptian goddess Seshat, from whence, by a circuitous route, Plato's family learned of the tale. What happened to the Atlantean pantheon that their nation could fall so, no-one knows, but they haven't been seen in a very long time.

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Thousands of years ago, the Atlantean pantheon oversaw Atlantis, the most advanced civilisation in the World, before something went wrong - -- no-one knows what - -- and their followers turned from the Gods to the Titans, eventually seeking to wipe out the rest of humanity. For the Atlantean people's crimes, the other pantheons destroyed Atlantis, killed every last one of its people, and almost utterly erased its memory from the records of the World - -- save for the scrolls of the minor Egyptian goddess Seshat, from whence, by a circuitous route, Plato's family learned of the tale. What happened to the Atlantean pantheon that their nation could fall so, no-one knows, but they haven't been seen in a very long time.



The Aztec/Mexihcah pantheon, who maintain the continuity of all existence through blood sacrifice - indeed, they ''need'' blood in order to work their magics. They are aggressive, violent and capricious... but no-one can deny that the cycles of the world keep going.

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The Aztec/Mexihcah pantheon, who maintain the continuity of all existence through blood sacrifice - -- indeed, they ''need'' blood in order to work their magics. They are aggressive, violent and capricious... but no-one can deny that the cycles of the world keep going.



During WorldWarII, the national pantheons of Britain, France, Soviet Russia and the United States took the field, standing against the Axis forces and their pantheons - the Aesir, the Amatsukami and the Dodekatheon.

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During WorldWarII, the national pantheons of Britain, France, Soviet Russia and the United States took the field, standing against the Axis forces and their pantheons - -- the Aesir, the Amatsukami and the Dodekatheon.



* AffablyEvil: Camaxti-Xocotl is noted as the most (genuinely, unlike Kagutsuchi or Prometheus) compassionate of Muspelheim's avatars; they hate the idea of human beings having to go to the Underworld, where it's so ''cold''. Unfortunately, their alternative is having them became stars and they don't understand why someone might object to ''burning for the rest of eternity''.
** Prometheus is also pretty nice-he's just a MadScientist who doesn't comprehend how destructive his inventions truly are.

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* AffablyEvil: AffablyEvil:
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Camaxti-Xocotl is noted as the most (genuinely, unlike Kagutsuchi or Prometheus) compassionate of Muspelheim's avatars; they hate the idea of human beings having to go to the Underworld, where it's so ''cold''. Unfortunately, their alternative is having them became stars and they don't understand why someone might object to ''burning for the rest of eternity''.
** Prometheus is also pretty nice-he's nice -- he's just a MadScientist who doesn't comprehend how destructive his inventions truly are.



* EvilIsBurningHot: Well, more like Muspelheim's Avatars are Evil and they are Burning Hot by nature, but yeah, none of the Avatars are safe for humanity-not even Prometheus.

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* EvilIsBurningHot: Well, more like Muspelheim's Avatars are Evil and they are Burning Hot by nature, but yeah, none of the Avatars are safe for humanity-not humanity -- not even Prometheus.



* ForScience: The reason Prometheus is still a Titan and not a god despite having a soft spot for humanity-he embodies controlled fire, but only ''physically'' controlled; he doesn't understand ethics or long-term consequences, to the point where he finds the idea of nuclear war to be lovely entertainment, not realizing it would eradicate the species he respects.

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* ForScience: The reason Prometheus is still a Titan and not a god despite having a soft spot for humanity-he humanity -- he embodies controlled fire, but only ''physically'' controlled; he doesn't understand ethics or long-term consequences, to the point where he finds the idea of nuclear war to be lovely entertainment, not realizing it would eradicate the species he respects.



* {{Irony}}: Simbi Makaya loves to lure his victims into believing he's in love with them before pulling the rug out from under them - without ever realizing Mami Wata pulled his strings exactly the same way. The book notes that if he ever realizes the catch, he'll GoMadFromTheRevelation.

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* {{Irony}}: Simbi Makaya loves to lure his victims into believing he's in love with them before pulling the rug out from under them - -- without ever realizing Mami Wata pulled his strings exactly the same way. The book notes that if he ever realizes the catch, he'll GoMadFromTheRevelation.



* NoHonorAmongThieves: Although Huehueteotl is on the side of Mikaboshi, Erebus isn't - which is why Mikaboshi had him pinned down in a distant part of the Titan.

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* NoHonorAmongThieves: Although Huehueteotl is on the side of Mikaboshi, Erebus isn't - -- which is why Mikaboshi had him pinned down in a distant part of the Titan.
5th Mar '17 12:16:52 AM narm00
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* SquishyWizard: He may be good with magic, he's pretty poor in a physical fight

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* SquishyWizard: He may be good with magic, but he's pretty poor in a physical fight
fight.



* IncomingHam : It's hard to say how much of it is due to nature and how much of it is due to nurture, but Tommy ''really'' enjoys bragging and otherwise verbally showing off. This could be due to Wukong's lineage, or it just might be a bad habit he picked up as a wuxia actor.

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* IncomingHam : IncomingHam: It's hard to say how much of it is due to nature and how much of it is due to nurture, but Tommy ''really'' enjoys bragging and otherwise verbally showing off. This could be due to Wukong's lineage, or it just might be a bad habit he picked up as a wuxia actor.



* SinsOfTheFather: Tommy doesn't know this, but two of relics his father gave him were stolen (from the Norse and Egyptian pantheons) and this could cause trouble if someone from either group caught on.

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* SinsOfTheFather: Tommy doesn't know this, but two of the relics his father gave him were stolen (from the Norse and Egyptian pantheons) and this could cause trouble if someone from either group caught on.



* AwesomeByAnalysis: Sarojin is very skilled at reading people like books. It's why he is so damn good at poker.

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* AwesomeByAnalysis: AwesomenessByAnalysis: Sarojin is very skilled at reading people like books. It's why he is so damn good at poker.



* BullyHunter: Fought KuKluxKlan during the depression prior to enlisting.

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* BullyHunter: Fought KuKluxKlan the UsefulNotes/KuKluxKlan during the depression Depression prior to enlisting.



* FemmeFatal

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* FemmeFatal
FemmeFatale
26th Feb '17 9:54:07 PM Mangaholic13
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** And even if that isn't true, Poseidon's seduction (taking William Davis's form after he'd drowned at sea) wasn't good for her mom's mental health.



* SquishyWizard: He may be good with magic,

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* SquishyWizard: He may be good with magic,
magic, he's pretty poor in a physical fight



* GoodOldFisticuffs



* MagiTek: One of his Birthrights is a chip made from his adopted divine mother's rainbow paste, allowing him to use Boons through his computer.
* SpiritAdvisor: The other Birthright is an embroidered robe that allows him to summon his guide, Zheng Gongquan, a [[CorruptPolitician corrupt court official]] from the Manchu Dynasty and distant ancestor to Tan. He helps mostly with a good understanding of politics, social skills, and knowledge of demons and the underworld.







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* SinsOfTheFather: Tommy doesn't know this, but two of relics his father gave him were stolen (from the Norse and Egyptian pantheons) and this could cause trouble if someone from either group caught on.



* AwesomeByAnalysis: Sarojin is very skilled at reading people like books. It's why he is so damn good at poker.



* TheGambler: Though as noted above, he does it for the mental stimulation, not addiction. He even met his father for the first time at an underground poker tournament.
* InsufferableGenius: Is very smart and very confident to the point of arrogance.




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* TheSmartGuy



* {{Nazi}}
* ThePowerOfHate: Was raised by his mother from a young age to hate the other European countries that had fought Germany during the Great War.
* SecretPolice: Was a member of first the Hitler Youth and later the SS.



* TheAce




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* {{Determinator}}



* BullyHunter: Fought KuKluxKlan during the depression prior to enlisting.



* BewareTheNiceOnes: Appears to be an attractive young girl, but is actually jaded, cunning, cautious and totally ruthless, especially about weeding out potential spies and traitors in her organisation.

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* BewareTheNiceOnes: Appears to be an attractive young girl, but is actually jaded, cunning, cautious and totally ruthless, especially about weeding out potential spies and traitors in her organisation.
organization.
* ChainSmoker
* FemmeFatal



* ColdSniper: No pun intended.




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* ICallItVera: His rifle is named Red October.
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