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27th Mar '18 7:37:00 AM igordebraga
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** Herakles, Perseus, Helen of Troy and many other classical figures were children of Zeus. Sometimes, in fact, Zeus would seduce a woman who was already a distant descendant of his through a previous affair. He sure got around.

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** Herakles, Perseus, Helen of Troy and many other classical figures were children of Zeus. Sometimes, in fact, Zeus would seduce a woman who was already a distant descendant of his through a previous affair. He sure got around. (the page image is from Disney's ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'' which actually twists the trope a bit: in the myth, Herc's mother is a mortal; in the movie, he's the son of Zeus' wife Hera, but becomes a demigod after being BroughtDownToNormal)
22nd Mar '18 5:16:12 PM zarpaulus
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* The Geisterdamen of ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' believe Agatha is the holy child, daughter of the divine Lucrezia. Whether or not Lucrezia or the Other is actually divine is in question however and most do not consider her/them to be.

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* The Geisterdamen of ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' believe Agatha is the holy child, daughter of the divine Lucrezia. Whether or not Lucrezia or the Other is actually divine is in question however and most do not consider her/them to be. [[spoiler: Of course, they also download Lucrezia's mind into her brain, as she commanded before her disappearance.]]
22nd Mar '18 4:59:41 PM darkemyst
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* The Geisterdamen of ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' believe Agatha is the holy child, daughter of the divine Lucrezia. Whether or not Lucrezia or the Other is actually divine is in question however and most do not consider her/them to be.
6th Feb '18 6:54:51 PM Xtifr
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* In ''Literature/TheSunSword'', the god-born - people with one mortal, one divine parent - are semi-common. They have SupernaturalGoldEyes, general superhuman physical and mental abilities, and usually some magic related to their divine parent's portfolio. Most importantly, the Two Kings of the Essilyan Empire are god-born (one is the son of the god of wisdom, the other the son of the god of justice), and more ominously, Kiriel, one of the main protagonists, is the daughter of BigBad and GodOfEvil Allasakar, with her heritage being a focal point of the MythArc.

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* In ''Literature/TheSunSword'', the god-born - people god-born--people with one mortal, one divine parent - are parent--are semi-common. They have SupernaturalGoldEyes, general superhuman physical and mental abilities, and usually some magic related to their divine parent's portfolio. Most importantly, the Two Kings of the Essilyan Empire are god-born (one is the son of the god of wisdom, the other the son of the god of justice), and more ominously, Kiriel, one of the main protagonists, is the daughter of BigBad and GodOfEvil Allasakar, with her heritage being a focal point of the MythArc.


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* In ''Sister Mine'' by Creator/NaloHopkinson, Makeda and her twin sister Abby are both children of a god by a mortal woman, but Makeda, unlike her sister, didn't end up with any divine powers at all.
2nd Feb '18 7:19:52 AM Godzillawolf
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* In ''Fanfic/PonyPOVSeries'':
** Cupid was the [[SemiDivine demi-Alicorn]] son of the love goddess Venus and her mortal lover Mars. Unfortunately, he was eventually killed with the [[WeaponOfMassDestruction Concept Killing Spear]] and [[RetGone erased from existence]].
** [[spoiler:Lovestruck is Cupid's G3 incarnation's {{Reincarnation}} and as a result eventually merges with Cupid's Shadow of Existence and becomes a demi-goddess herself. She's technically only this trope by adoption, as Venus is only her adopted mother, not her biological one. Though it retroactively makes her daughter Heartthrob 1/4 god.]]
** Celestia's sister Galaxia had a mortal lover during her time on Equus, though their child is never focused on except as Blueblood's ancestor, making him an extremely diluted case of this trope.
** Fluttercruel is [[AntiAntiChrist Discord's daughter]] and an accidental ChildByRape with Fluttershy (MindRape to be specific, as she has no physical body of her own and was born directly from Discord's brainwashing of Fluttershy). Even Discord has no idea how he did that. While at first her Draconequi aspects are minor, she eventually becomes a full Demi-Draconequus [[spoiler:during Rumors]].
30th Jan '18 12:05:05 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* [[Videogame/DungeonCrawl Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup]] has the Demigod as one of its [[MassiveRaceSelection many races]]. They have poor aptitudes (how much exp it takes to level skills) all across the board, gain experience slower and can't worship any gods, making them a [[SelfImposedChallenge challenge race]] despite their great stats.
* [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda The Royal Family of Hyrule]] are descended from [[GodInHumanForm Zelda]] who was the {{Reincarnation}} of the Goddess Hylia, as such the RoyalBlood has been steeped in RoyaltySuperPower with almost every royal being presented as some sort of sorcerer. The family itself also seems to have the curious habit of of collecting MagicMusic and instruments.

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* [[Videogame/DungeonCrawl ''[[Videogame/DungeonCrawl Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup]] Soup]]'' has the Demigod as one of its [[MassiveRaceSelection many races]]. They have poor aptitudes (how much exp it takes to level skills) all across the board, gain experience slower and can't worship any gods, making them a [[SelfImposedChallenge challenge race]] despite their great stats.
* [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'': The Royal Family of Hyrule]] Hyrule are descended from the [[GodInHumanForm Zelda]] of ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword Skyward Sword]]'' who was the {{Reincarnation}} of the Goddess Hylia, as such Hylia. As such, the RoyalBlood has been steeped in RoyaltySuperPower RoyaltySuperPower, with almost every royal being presented as some sort of sorcerer. The family itself also seems to have the curious habit of of collecting MagicMusic and instruments.
30th Jan '18 12:03:18 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* The descendants of the 12 Crusaders in ''VideoGame/FireEmblem: [[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral Genealogy of the Holy War]]'', who got their divine powers from [[spoiler: drinking the blood of the Dragon]] Gods, get these powers passed to them through blood inheritance.

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* The descendants of the 12 Crusaders in ''VideoGame/FireEmblem: [[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral Genealogy of the Holy War]]'', ''VideoGame/FireEmblemGenealogyOfTheHolyWar'', who got their divine powers from [[spoiler: drinking the blood of the Dragon]] Gods, get these powers passed to them through blood inheritance.
7th Jan '18 10:00:08 AM ultimomant
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* Downplayed in ''LightNovel/IsItWrongToTryToPickUpGirlsInADungeon''. [[spoiler: In episode 13, Hermes mentions "Zeus's grandson" as he watches Bell defeat the Goliath, implying that Bell's grandfather was actually the most powerful deity in their world. In the light novels, however, it was noted that Zeus is only his ''adopted'' grandfather, and he is as much a human as everyone else.]]
** [[spoiler: This explains why he was raised to be a HaremSeeker, since Zeus is infamous for [[AnythingThatMoves sleeping with everybody]].]]

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* Downplayed in ''LightNovel/IsItWrongToTryToPickUpGirlsInADungeon''. [[spoiler: In episode 13, Hermes mentions "Zeus's grandson" as he watches Bell defeat the Goliath, implying that Bell's grandfather was actually the most powerful deity in their world. In the light novels, however, it was noted that Zeus is only his ''adopted'' grandfather, and he is as much a human as everyone else.]]
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This explains why he was raised to be a HaremSeeker, since Zeus is infamous for [[AnythingThatMoves sleeping with everybody]].]]






* And in some versions of [[Myth/CelticMythology Irish Mythology]], Cu Chullain was the son of TheAce god Lugh.

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* And in some versions of [[Myth/CelticMythology Irish Mythology]], Cu Chullain Chulainn was the son of TheAce god Lugh.



* Appears in ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' as a character's "divinity" rank. Seems to be pointless, until [[spoiler:[[Literature/TheEpicOfGilgamesh Gilgamesh]]]] unveils [[spoiler: [[ChainPain Enkidu]],]] which is a VariableLengthChain that grows stronger based on the divinity rank of the person it captures. He uses this to kill a number of [[TheWorfEffect should-have-been-challenging-opponents]]. Characters with Divine Parentage include (in order of original divinty rank): [[spoiler: [[Literature/TheEpicOfGilgamesh Gilgamesh]],]] a 2/3 deity; [[Myth/GreekMythology Herclues]], [[Myth/CelticMythology Cú Chulainn]], Caster [[spoiler: Theatre/{{Medea}}]] and UsefulNotes/AlexanderTheGreat from ''Literature/FateZero'' are all demigods; and lastly Rider [[spoiler: [[Myth/GreekMythology Medusa]]]]. [[spoiler: All but Medusa and Medea are trapped by Enkidu just before dying in at least one route.]]

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* Appears in ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' as a character's "divinity" rank. Seems to be pointless, until [[spoiler:[[Literature/TheEpicOfGilgamesh Gilgamesh]]]] unveils [[spoiler: [[ChainPain Enkidu]],]] which is a VariableLengthChain that grows stronger based on the divinity rank of the person it captures. He uses this to kill a number of [[TheWorfEffect should-have-been-challenging-opponents]]. Characters with Divine Parentage include (in order of original divinty rank): [[spoiler: [[Literature/TheEpicOfGilgamesh Gilgamesh]],]] a 2/3 deity; [[Myth/GreekMythology Herclues]], [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Hercules]], [[Myth/CelticMythology Cú Chulainn]], Caster [[spoiler: Theatre/{{Medea}}]] and UsefulNotes/AlexanderTheGreat from ''Literature/FateZero'' (Alexander had historically claimed to be a descendant of Zeus) are all demigods; and lastly Rider [[spoiler: [[Myth/GreekMythology Medusa]]]].{{Medusa}}]]. [[spoiler: All but Medusa and Medea are trapped by Enkidu just before dying in at least one route.]]
2nd Dec '17 8:40:54 AM TheNerevarine
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* King Shark from ''ComicBook/SecretSix'' claims to be a demigod that came to existence through magical means and is the Shark-God's son. His origin was disputed as being the result of mutation, until it was confirmed in ''Aquaman'' that he is indeed divine in nature.
12th Oct '17 12:01:10 PM BeerBaron
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** Umaril the Unfeathered, the [[AbusivePrecursors Ayleid]] sorcerer-king who ruled the Ayleid Empire during the [[SlaveRevolt Alessian Revolt]], claimed that his father was the "God of the World-River" from the previous kalpa, or cycle of time. (Umaril [[ResurrectiveImmortality would return]] and serve as the BigBad of ''Oblivion'''s ''Knights of the Nine'' expansion.)
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