History Characters / Scion

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.
25th Feb '17 1:13:19 PM nombretomado
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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Is clearly drawn to resemble BradPitt.

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Is clearly drawn to resemble BradPitt.Creator/BradPitt.
13th Feb '17 12:40:35 AM NOYB
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* TimeyWimeyBall: Pretty much literally-Zvran embodies the process of time, but not ''causality'', making it a living temporal anomaly, and any place under its influence becomes laced with glitches in time.

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* TimeyWimeyBall: Pretty much literally-Zvran literally-Zrvan embodies the process of time, but not ''causality'', making it a living temporal anomaly, and any place under its influence becomes laced with glitches in time.
13th Feb '17 12:25:45 AM NOYB
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* FaceHeelTurn: Kami-no-Kaze was once on the side of the Gods, but was so angry at how they mistreated him that he fled to the Titans. He's actually open to being talked back to the side of the Gods.

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* FaceHeelTurn: Kami-no-Kaze Kaminokaze was once on the side of the Gods, but was so angry at how they mistreated him that he fled to the Titans. He's actually open to being talked back to the side of the Gods.
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