Heroic Bastard / Bastard Bastard: Gods rarely marry the mortals whom they have children with, but this doesn't necessarily make Scions any less than heroic. Of course, it doesn't stop them from being villains, either.
Jack of All Stats: To quote Demigod "...he lacks the extremes of power that some other members of the Band have. He has some manner of proficiency in whatever is called for in a particular situation, allowing him to back up the others in their chosen areas of expertise or to stand in for them to some degree."
Fan Disillusionment: He was a devout worshiper of the Atzlánti, especially his father Tezcatlipoca. Working with his bandmates, however, made him wonder if the sacrifices were really necessary. When he becomes a god himself, it seems the other Aztec deities live down to his every expectation, especially Tezcatlipoca.
Luke, I Am Your Father: Quetzalcoatl claims to be his true father, who let Tezcatlipoca adopt him. Since Quetzalcoatl and Tezcatlipoca are Arch Enemies, and the latter neither confirms nor denies it, Aaron has no idea if it's true, or Quetzalcoatl simply wants to make him distrust Tezcatlipoca.
Slut Shaming: In the opening fiction for God, he catches his mother and Ares very close to in flagrante, and (most likely exacerbated by the fact that he was only looking for his mother to inform her that his father was dead) thinks some incredibly poisonous remarks about how he's surprised her outfit doesn't include a scarlet A.
Beware the Nice Ones: Yukiko is a shy girl, but she'll take you down in five seconds flat with Kusanagi. Invoked when she reminds Donnie of the incident when her father skinned Amaterasu's favourite horse and threw it into her weaving circle as a reason to maybe not piss her off further when she's already upset.
For further evidence of this, ten seconds after she tells that story, a man tries to sneak up on her with a sword drawn. Without looking, she cuts his hand off and leaves a massive wound in his chest. Donnie is appropriately stunned.
Biker Babe: Dresses the part, has the bike to prove it.
For the Evulz: Kane recuited him by offering Seth a chance to indulge his sadism and live the high life.
Groin Attack: Horace shot him in the groin with a shotgun when he murdered the boy's family, and he's heavily implied to have lost his genitals (similar to how Horus is sometimes said to have castrated Set).
Mook Maker: Has an Apep-headed canopic jar that contains black sand, which can used to form mummies.
Scion of Xipe Totec, later ascending to a Goddess of Sacrifice.
Abusive Parents: Ms. Elliot, the former model current drug addict who adopted Orlanda (then Maria), destroyed her self-esteem as only a Stage Mom can and shaped much of her psychopathology in terms of her need to "improve" herself and others.
All Girls Want Bad Boys: In Harley Quinn-style love with Kane and develops an infatuation with Ixion by the time of Demigod.
Poor Communication Kills: The book notes that much of her issues could be resolved by talking to someone, be it Marie Laveau, Victor, or Donnie. Unfortunately, pride nixes the first two and frequent betrayal makes the last improbable in the extreme.
The Ace: The most experienced Scion in The Hand of Tyr band.
Broken Ace: Having grown up transgender in an oppressive Christian household that sent her to a straight camp, Blair isn't actually that much better adjusted than her sister, as evidenced by her being so desperate for affection that she's willing to get into simultaneous (and not negotiated polyamorous) relationships with Tyrone and TJ despite the risk to the band and (depending on how poorly they respond to her being outted) herself.
Butt Monkey: Both Cynthia Horne and Isis are very controlling mothers. Isis even convinced him that he must burn the papyrus scrolls in order to work his magic. If he runs out of scrolls, he can no longer use magic until he begs Isis for more. It's Blatant Lies to keep Niles dependent on her.
Mommy Issues: As above, he has no maternal figures that aren't manipulating him for their own purposes.
The Face: His write-up explicitly describes him as not the 'leader or brains, but the face-man who can get in anywhere'.
Intrepid Reporter: He works for The Weekly Oracle, a tabloid newspaper that actually reports the activities of Gods and demigods and the movements of titanspawn with remarkable accuracy, if only you read between the lines.
The Ace: Deconstructed. She was so effortlessly good at so many things (gaining several degrees, a silver medal, a golden record, and a successful modeling career before she's 25) that her life felt empty and meaningless until she found challenge in fighting fomorians.
Always Second Best: Like Lugh, Louise has never actually been the best at anything she did (she had a silver medal instead of gold, and a gold record instead of platinum, etc.), but she was more than good enough at just about anything to easily qualify as an Ace.
Card Sharp: 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.
Rings of Death: One of his Relics is an enchanted chakram his father gave to him.
Scion of Kali. Introduced in Scion: Companion.
Axe Crazy: Annie is such a berserk fighter that she even scares her own Band, as befits a daughter of the Goddess of Destruction. She's described as being increasingly consumed by an all-powerful mystical rage that compels her to lash out at everything.
Has Two Mommies: Her biological father is Kali after shapeshifting into a male guise.
Like a Badass out of Hell: Became a demigod when, after being stabbed to death by a group of demons, she went so crazy that she almost managed to bite her way free out of Yama's soul-snaring rope before he managed to drag her before Kali. Her "father" was so impressed that she sent her back to the land of the living.
A historical Scion. A Nazi officer and a Scion of Vidar. Introduced in Scion: Companion. Believes he is a paragon of perfection as a result of his "superior heritage" (as a god-blooded Aryan) and intense and expects all others to instantly recognize and accept this fact, which must be shown by obeying his dictates with unquestioning loyalty. Intends to bring about a golden age by "weeding" the human race of all who cannot accept this hierarchy, something that the State supports but Vidar himself does not.
A historical Scion. A Japanese fighter-bomber pilot and a Scion of Raiden. Introduced in Scion: Companion.
The Ace: For all his personality flaws, and there are many, he is a master pilot.
Insufferable Genius: Motoki's viewpoint of the world is that, while one should be equal to one's peers, there is almost nobody who is his peer: pilots are superior to infantry soldiers, who are superior to civilians, and civilans of Japan are more important than anyone else in the world. Add in his divine lineage, and he's more important than most pilots.
Lt. Samuel Washington
A historical Scion. A lieutenant in the US Army, leader of the 101st division "Easy Company". and a Scion of Uncle Sam. Introduced in Scion: Companion.
Cool Guns: His Relic weapon is the tommygun used by Eliot Ness.
Sgt. Jonathon Steele
A historical Scion. A sergeant in the US Marines and a Scion of John Henry. Introduced in Scion: Companion.
Determinator: He's so indifferent to being shot at he won't bother reporting any injury less severe than a "sucking chest wound".
Drop the Hammer: Carries one of the rail-spiking hammers wielded by his father.
The Stoic: It's not that he doesn't get hurt or scared so much as he considers the feelings inconsequential in comparison to his duty.
Marie Du Champs
A historical Scion. A member of the Free French Movement and a Scion of Marianne. Introduced in Scion: Companion.
Beware the Nice Ones: 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.
A historical Scion. A member of the Soviet army and a Scion of The Citizen. Introduced in Scion: Companion.
Mentor Archetype: Trish is more of a mentor than a leader, and works to evaluate, inspire, and encourage her fellow Scions.
Nature Lover: In Trish's case, born of practical experience (her mortal father would take her on outdoors activities). She became an environmental activist in college, and joined the EPA when she finished her education.
The Keepers of the World
A secret society of low-level Gods, all ascended Scions, who have banded together for a common goal: to shatter the ties between the World and the Overworld & Underworld, so that the Gods and Titans will no longer be able to control mortals. Introduced in Scion: God.
The Chessmaster: His plans revolve around a geomantic ritual, and he's used his sway with construction firms and Heracles's incredible strength to adjust the World appropriately.
Cool Sword: The Royal Sword of Empress Jingu, a chokuto.
The Resenter: Much like her half-sibling Kane, Himiko is not a fan of her mother - in her case, Amaterasu refuses to grant her godhood because she didn't bow quite deeply enough.
The Friend Nobody Likes: Himiko and Heracles find her offputting, Wayland hates what she did to Haiti, and she's never even met Hernan.
Genius Bruiser: May be a terrifying machete-wielding Quasimodo wannabe, but she's also the key to the magical ritual to lobotomize Terra and had deduced that Imhotep has ties to the Aztec gods he's not sharing.
Knife Nut: Uses a machete that's pretty impressive, stat-wise.
Ominous Owl: Holds sway over owls and makes those she possesses act like owls.
Token Evil Teammate: Most homicidal of the Keepers and the only one working for payment: Haiti.
The Nordic pantheon, who promote the community and the individual alike. Their aggressive nature has earned them many enemies, and their struggles against their foretold Fate of Ragnarok have often served only to entangle them still further in Fate's threads.
The Japanese gods, concerned with the continuity of the natural world, work for harmonious, multi-level solutions, with a tendency towards indirectness in the service of perfection. These solutions, however, take time, which can be an issue when time is running out.
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 Ghost: Canonically, they're gone. But Demigod and Companion provide enough information, including their specific purview, that you can create an Atlantean Scion.
The Aztec 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.
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.
Obstructive Bureaucrat: It's hard to get anything out of them in a timely manner; several of their unique Boons amount to filing celestial paperwork.
The Hindu pantheon, who are conscious of the cycles of existence at every level, from the universal to the personal, and involve themselves in maintaining the balance of the cycles. Perhaps the biggest pantheon, their accepting and open nature has sometimes worked against them.
The gods of ancient Greece and Rome, who champion the idea of arete, personal excellence in service to humanity. They believe individuals can challenge Fate and win, which has a tendency to lead to hubristic overconfidence.
The Voodoo pantheon, who devote themselves to working on the local level, working to better local communities. However, such focus can mean the Loa sometimes miss the forest for the trees, losing sight of the big picture.
The Heart: They have friendly relations with nearly all of the pantheons, even the Atzlanti.
During World War II, 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.
The gods of ancient Egypt, who uphold ma'at, justice through social order and stability, and prefer minimally disruptive solutions in order to maintain that order. They're seen as hidebound and conservative, which carries over to the societies they shape.
Tuatha de Danaan
The gods of Ireland, who champion independence, responsibility and self-expression. Passionate by nature, they are prone to overconfidence, and have difficulty with the idea of keeping a low profile.
The gods of ancient Persia, who strive to encourage the transcendence of the World, uplifting it to a better state. Noted for their inflexibility and self-righteousness.
The progenitors of the Gods, the Titans embody aspects of all things in the World. Once, they were imprisoned by their children for being threats to the World. Now that they are free, they seek revenge on their wayward sons and daughters.Tropes related to the Titans in general:
Affably Evil: 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.
Self-Made Orphan: As in the myths, Kagutsuchi is the reason Izanami died and became goddess of death. Unlike in the myths, he loved it.
Split Personality: Given that the avatars essentially are the multiple personalities of their Titan, this would be redundant, if not for Camaxti-Xocotl - one avatar who thinks and looks like two entirely different entities.
Those Wacky Nazis: With the help of Prometheus, Muspelheim has ushered in an industrial revolution. Under Surtr's leadership, the end result is that fire giant society looks very much like Nazi Germany at the beginning of the 20th century, except with more dragons.
Treacherous Advisor: Played with. Prometheus is the only avatar that doesn't plan to turn against Surtr yet. But he will help intruding Scions to take Surtr down, if it helps him out of imprisonment.
Enemy Civil War: Tethys hates Mami Wata and Ran, and is more than willing to coordinate with outsiders to destroy them. Nu, meanwhile, is hiding, waiting for its opportunity to strike at other avatars.
Fallen Hero: Simbi Makaya was a Scion of Damballa until Mami Wata seduced him into fighting for the Titans.
Femme Fatale: Mami Wata uses her exceptional beauty to seduce men and, once they consummate, make them her servants (as she did with Simbi Makaya).
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 Go Mad from the Revelation.
I Was Quite a Looker: Tethys was once as beautiful as Ran and Mami Wata, but being perpetually angry gives you wrinkles.
Sea Monster: The Drowned Road is full of these, due to the incredible pressure necessitating an increase in size for them to even survive, but Cipactli is the monster of all monsters.
Up to Eleven: Tethys has the power to drown anything she can see. Even creatures incapable of drowning. The only reason she hasn't killed Mami Wata yet is because Simbi Makaya would kill her the instant she tried.
Titan of the World.
Abusive Parents: Coatlicue believes the best children are stillborn and is more than willing to correct the 'mistakes' that are born alive.
Blob Monster: Gaia keeps the all-powerful Hekatoncheires in reserve.
Explosive Breeder: Kamimusuhi, being the Avatar who embodies pregnancy, can spontaneously give birth to any child she can imagine within a matter of 7 minutes, maximum, with her children growing to adulthood seconds after birth. This allows her to act as a Mook Maker if confronted in battle.
The Hedonist: Jord. Since she doesn't have to worry about actually carrying any children she conceives as a result of her sexual unions — unlike Gaia, who presumably has a choice, all of Jord's fertilized ova are transported to Kamimusuhi's womb — she's an unabashed party girl who cares more about drifting from sexual partner to sexual partner than about any big plans Terra may have.
Heel-Face Turn: Gaia is noted as being quite happy to make one if the Gods will find a way for her huge and very dangerous children to live in the World or, preferably, on Olympus.
Monster Progenitor: At least three of them, technically; Gran Bois, Gaea and Kamimusuhi are all connected directly to the spawning of monsters, with Kamimusuhi even having the power to give birth to allies in mid-battle.
Mother of a Thousand Young: Gaia, most famously, but Kamimusuhi also spawns myriad offspring that serve Terra — or go rogue and join the gods.
Ms. Fanservice: Invoked by Jord, the Avatar representing Terra's aspect of sexual drive and reproductive fertility.
Necromancer: Coatlicue makes use of the spirits of the dead in her domain.
No Honor Among Thieves: Gaia and Kamimusuhi hate Coatlicue (who gets the souls of their children when they die), but they work with her because they have no choice. If given solid, provable promises their children will be allowed to walk the World, they would turn on her in a blink.
Obvious Pregnancy: Kamimushi and Coatlicue's default forms are always pregnant. Kamimusuhi because she embodies the pregnancy aspect of Terra and thus carries the children conceived by Jord (and, it's implied, Gaea), Coatlicue because of her nature as the Devouring Mother, whose womb is a prison for her children.
Omnicidal Maniac: Coatlicue wants all fauna on Earth to die as an extension of her belief that being alive is a child's worst affront to its mother.
The One Guy: Gran Bois is the only male avatar of Terra.
Villainous Friendship: Gaia and Kamimusuhi are powerful allies thanks to caring about their children above all else and, unlike Ran and Mami Wata, they have no intention of betraying each other once their plans come to fruition.
Titan of Darkness.
Big Bad: Mikaboshi is the chief villain of the Scion corebooks' sample chronicle.
No Honor Among Thieves: 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.
Omnicidal Maniac: Mikaboshi, who wants to return everything to the darkness before creation.
Primal Fear: The Organ Beasts of Soku-no-Kumi are formed in response to mankind's fears of disease and contamination.
Sealed Evil in a Can: Following the events in the sample adventure in Demigod, Soku-no-Kumi is bound into the former Atlantean underworld. There are still ways to get in and out, however, which Mikaboshi uses to get its servants back into the World. He does not yet have a plan for breaking the entire Titan out, on the other hand, and is desperately keeping this a secret from the other avatars and Titans.