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Horace Farrow/HarsiharScion of Horus, later ascending to a God of Justice.
- Accidental Misnaming: As a god, he prefers his mortal name over his divine name. Unfortunately, the natural tendency of the Pesedjet towards formality means most gods prefer the latter.
- 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."
- Tragic Keepsake: Uses the gun that killed his father.
- Weapon of Choice
Brigitte de la Croix/Baronne de la CroixScion of Baron Samedi, later ascending to a Goddess of Death.
- Cool Shades: One-lens ghede glasses.
- Ladykiller in Love: Falls deeper and deeper for Horace over the course of the three books; unfortunately, he doesn't seem to realize that.
- Large Ham: Hero's roleplaying hints makes sure to mention her "balls-out nature."
- Nice Hat: A top hat, just like dear old papa.
Eric Donner/DonnerScion of Thor, later ascending to a God of Lightning.
Dr. Aaron Tigrillo/Itztli OcelotlScion of Tezcatlipoca, later ascending to a God of Extirpation.
- Cunning Linguist: In Demigod he even demonstrates the divine level of this by passively learning Greek in under a day.
- 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.
- Weapon of Choice
Donnie Rhodes/Adonis RhodosScion of Aphrodite, later ascending to a God of Love and Loss.
- Accidental Misnaming: He doesn't like being called Adonis Rhodos since it feels like he’s betraying his late mortal father.
- Berserk Button: Hurting his loved ones.
- Love Potion: His guns.
- One of them is, anyway. The other one is a Hate Potion, just like the less-remembered other quiver of his half-brother from classical mythology, Eros/Cupid.
- The Resenter: Hates his mother Aphrodite for many reasons.
- 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.
- "Well Done, Son!" Guy: One who never got his father's approval.
Yukiko Kuromizu/Gimui KuromizuhimeScion of Susano-o, later ascending to a Goddess of the Ocean Depths.
- All Love Is Unrequited: It's an open secret she and Donnie want each other, but neither ever make the move before godhood separates them.
- 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.
Kane Taoka/Anaboko YamiScion of Amaterasu, but chose Mikaboshi as his patron god. His consciousness later got swallowed by Mikaboshi, although it's possible that he may return as a God of Darkness.
- Big Bad: The direct villain of the first two books.
- Escaped from Hell: It's up to the Storyteller if he can claw his way out of Mikaboshi; stats are provided just in case.
- Katanas Are Just Better: Carries both katana and wakizashi.
- The Resenter: Towards his mother, Amaterasu.
Seth Farrow/SethScion of Set, later ascending to a God of Serpents.
- 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.
- Weapon of Choice
Sylvester Guiler/SlægrScion of Loki, later ascending to a God of Cunning.
- The Atoner: Tries his best to help the Aesir after his Heel–Face Turn. Unfortunately, his aid is not the kind appreciated by the guileless Aesir.
- Improbable Weapon User: A pair of shears, the ones that Loki used to cut off the blond tresses of Sif.
- Jerkass: He isn't evil, just selfish and arrogant.
Victor Fingers/Victor PhalanxScion of Ares, later ascending to a God of Soldiers.
- Heel–Face Turn: On reaching godhood, he realized he was being played, and would kill Seth or Kane on sight if they met again.
- Lonely at the Top: He actually misses his bandmates in the Shinsengumi, except Seth and Kane.
- Super Toughness: Thanks to the Armor of Achilles.
- Weapon of Choice
Orlanda Elliot/Santa MuerteScion 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.
- Knife Nut: her obsidian dagger.
- Love Redeems: Of the sibling variety. Discovering her twin sister Blair led in part to her Heel–Face Turn after the Shinsengumi disbanded.
- Mad Artist: "Improved" many of her cultists, Sander Cohen style.
- Self-Harm: "Even before her Visitation, she cut herself. Now it just gives her more tangible benefits."
Marie Glapion/Marie Ge-RougeScion of Erzulie, later ascending to a Goddess of Unrequited Love.
- 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 Hand of Tyr
A band of inexperienced Scions introduced in Scion: Demigod.
Tyrone NorrisScion of Tyr.
- Berserk Button, Single-Issue Wonk: He is very prone to take insults from whites where none are intended.
- Boomerang Bigot: His father is a Nordic god, making him half-white.
- Weapon of Choice
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Terrified beyond words at the thought of losing his hand like dear ol' Dad.
Blair Thomas/Tommy BlairScion of Xipe Totec.
- 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.
- Carry a Big Stick: Maquahuitl, a club with obsidian shards set into opposite edges.
- Cure Your Gays: The Blairs weren't very understanding when their adopted 'son' turned out to be not.
- Gender Bender: 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.
- Love Ruins the Realm: 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 respond favourably to being attracted to a trans* woman.
Joan DavisScion of Poseidon
- Prongs of Poseidon: The golden trident
- You Killed My Father: She suspects that Poseidon deliberately killed William Davis in order to seduce her mother.
Niles HorneScion of Isis.
- 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.
Travis Moon, Jr. AKA TJScion of Tsuki-Yomi.
- 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.
- Katanas Are Just Better: The Moonsilver Light.
- Only Sane Man: The only Scion in The Hand of Tyr band that doesn't have serious issues.
Amelia BattelleScion of Shango
Louise "Lou" MacethanScion of Lugh. Introduced in Scion: Companion.
- 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. What's more, being a Scion makes her wonder if any of her success is actually hers or just something in her blood.
- 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.
- Blade on a Stick: the Spear of Lugh.
- Familiar: Cooshie, her Birthright wolfhound.
- The Gift: Being Lugh's daughter, it's in the blood. She's also a hard worker though, thanks to her mother.
- Plucky Girl: Considers the whole Scion business as another challenge to overcome.
Morris “Morrie” CorbinScion of Morrigan. Introduced in Scion: Companion.
- Anti-Hero: During his childhood, he called himself a "heroic bully" who saved the smaller kids from the other bullies. In truth, he just unleashed his anger.
- Blood Knight: His divine mother kicked his ass during her Visitation, he thinks it's the most therapeutic thing he's ever done. He also knowns Riastrad.
- Happily Married: To a bean sidhe, no less.
- Weapon of Choice
Zheng Tan/T’ien ShengScion of a minor god of thunder, but adopted by Nüwa for his electrical engineering skill. Introduced in Scion: Companion.
- Handgun: A Glock pistol, only for self-defense.
- The Strategist, Trap Master: Given time, he can prepare a battleground with a variety of electrical, incendiary and mechanical death-traps.
- Techno Babble: Sometimes he makes it up just to see if anyone can tell the difference.
Tommy LiScion of Sun Wukong. Introduced in Scion: Hero, statted up in Scion: Companion.
- Early-Bird Cameo: Was introduced in 1e Hero as an NPC in its sample story, long before his pantheon even got their writeup!
- Jumped at the Call: One of the few Scions who's never even had a moment's doubt about the whole "Fighting Titans" thing.
- Kiai: "Chopsocky-hai!"
- Let's You and Him Fight: He's tricked into fighting the player party in Hero.
- Martial Arts Movie / Wuxia: Stars in them.
- Pre-Asskicking One-Liner: Noted by Zheng to quote his own movies' one-liners when facing evil doers.
- Simple Staff: a size-changing staff, just like his father's. In fact, it was created by breaking a piece off of his father's staff.
Sarojin PrimalScion of Ganesha. Introduced in Scion: Companion.
- 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.
Annie XScion 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.
- Back from the Dead: 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.
- Has Two Mommies: Her biological father is Kali after shapeshifting into a male guise.
- Psychopathic Manchild: She's basically throwing one very long temper tantrum against her human family.
SS-Sturmfuhrer Klaus SchmittA 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.
Motoki KamayakaA 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 WashingtonA 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 SteeleA 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 ChampsA 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.
Sniper #113A historical Scion. A member of the Soviet army and a Scion of The Citizen. Introduced in Scion: Companion.
- The Faceless: Has no name except his number.
Herman Odson/Hermod, God of CouriersA Scion of Odin recruited to serve as a messenger for the Aesir. Introduced in Scion: Ragnarok.
- Carry a Big Stick: He carries two enchanted javelins that return to him after being thrown as relic weapons.
- Cool Bike: His Harley serves as the Relic for channeling his Psychopomp and Sky Purviews. By the time he becomes a full-fledged god, it no longer needs fuel and the key alone will serve as a Relic.
Valentina Wednesday/Vali, Goddess of AssassinsA Scion of Odin recruited to serve as his personal hitwoman. Introduced in Scion: Ragnarok.
- All Girls Want Bad Boys: After becoming a Goddess, she is drawn to a relationship with Modi, Thor's son, because of his "bad-boy looks and attitude".
- Alpha Bitch: As a Scion, though she becomes more accepting of the fact she can't always be in control by the time she becomes a Demigod.
- Gender Flip: In Norse mythology proper, Vali (who was born to avenge Baldur by killing Hod, so the assassin bit is very much accurate) is the son of Odin.
Cyrus TakhtiScion of Mithra. Introduced in Yazata: The Persian Gods.
- Carry a Big Stick: His cane.
- Morph Weapon: Can switch between a cane and a pen.
- Heel–Faith Turn: Cyrus' Visitation turned him from a self-centred financier and lawyer climbing the corporate ladder to a hero out to save the people of the world, and he's increasingly enjoying it.
- Non-Idle Rich: From a wealthy family, but bends his talents towards beating up titanspawn.
- The Paladin: Or at least as close as you can get in Scion. It's part of his core concept.
Patricia "Trish" EsfahaniScion of Tishtrya. Introduced in Yazata: The Persian Gods.
- Handgun: Arash, a Desert Eagle with a few mystical enhancements.
- 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.
- Shout-Out: Imhotep uses the alias Ardath Bey. He also doesn't much care for the modern remake.
- Obfuscating Stupidity: It's specifically mentioned that Heracles has been building a reputation as a "big, stupid ox".
- Shout-Out: Heracles uses the alias Steve Reeves; Reeves was famous for starring in multiple Italian sword-and-sandal films, usually in the role of... Hercules.
- Social Darwinist: Wayland is a devotee of Ayn Rand, and wants to establish a meritocracy. (This leads to some arguments with the Marxist Imhotep.)
- Death Seeker: Hopes to be one of the sacrifices used in the Keepers' masterstroke ritual.
- Go Mad from the Revelation: Hey, Catholic invader of the Aztecs, you're actually descended from one of their gods. Why are you crying?
- Auntie Pennybags: The financial backer for the Keepers.
- 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 while praying at one point, Himiko 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.
AesirThe 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.
Amatsukami / KamiThe 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.
AtlanteanThousands 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.
Atzlanti / TeotlThe 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.Reworked in 2E to be more sympathetic and compassionate, emphasizing that their relationship with their worshipers is one of mutual gratitude and obligation; their worshipers sacrifice to them, giving them power, which they in turn use to sustain the World and benefit their worshipers.
- Benevolent Boss: In 2E; people who make the proper sacrifices to them are, in the view of the Teotl, deserving of their patronage in response, and all of them are stated to actually just plain like at least some humans. Notably, their Signature Purview is all about both accepting and repaying sacrifice.
- Blue and Orange Morality: They're the Aztecs, what did you expect?
- Dark is Not Evil: In stark contrast to 1E, the 2E representation of the Teotl are sometimes capricious but ultimately well-intentioned sorts who simply need sacrifice in order to live and keep the sun going. They aren't nice, but they're given over to compassion and especially altruism, which is represented by their Sacrifice Virtue.
- Don't Fear the Reaper: Mictecacihuatl, in 2E; she's a stately, kindly sort who is actively friendly towards humans and sponsors the Day of the Dead.
- Everyone Has Standards: Most Scions' reaction to Scions of Xipe Totec in 2E, thanks to their penchant for wearing flayed skins.
- Gods Need Prayer Badly: Sacrifice especially.
Celestial Bureaucracy / ShenThe 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.
DevasThe 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.
Dodekatheon / TheoiThe 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.
- Big Screwed-Up Family: As pointed out in 2E, they're all interrelated to each other and most of their Titans. This means they are simultaneously the most fractious and most unified of all the pantheons.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Zeus, in 2E. He's lustful, but he's also the god of law and rulership, and he's an extremely canny and farsighted politician who is living proof of Screw Destiny; he knows he's fated to be deposed by his children, so he makes sure his children at least don't hate him enough to invoke it.
LoaThe 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.
NationalistDuring 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.
- Anthropomorphic Personification: Several are included in the lineup, including some very obscure ones.
Pesedjet / NetjerThe 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 DanaanThe 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.
- All Trolls Are Different: The Fomorians are rewritten to be closer to their mythic origins in 2E, being primal and ugly demi-deities of the deep places who are at least partially interrelated to the de Danaan (and in fact call themselves the de Domnu to emphasize that they're Not So Different).
- Big Screwed-Up Family: Many of the Tuatha took spouses with the Fomorians in 2E, and battlelines were drawn in the past because it. The previews sum up the first Titanomachy as the Worst Family Reunion Ever.
- Magic Music: The main source of improvised Tuatha Purviews in 2E is music and poetry that moves the very elements themselves. Fomorians prefer a far simpler type that relies on the symbolism of mythic body parts: Balor's single eye, Nuada's missing hand, etc.
YazataThe 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:
- Eldritch Abomination: Many of the Avatars, but the landscape they're usually encountered in takes the cake-because the Avatars are part of it.
- Fighting a Shadow: Subverted. The Avatars may draw power from and embody a part of their Greater Titan's concept, but they have separate minds-the Titan itself is barely sentient and unaware of anything except what the Avatars tell it to do.
- Genius Loci: The Greater Titans have minds of their own, just not very malign ones-all they know is that there's a lot more room to stretch.
- Humanoid Abomination: Several of the Avatars look like gods, but a single glance at their statistics (which are guidelines) should tell you how alien they are.
- The Old Gods: The Greater Titans came before the Gods, and while they might not have any authority over their progeny, a single Titan is capable of taking on an entire pantheon.
- Our Titans Are Different: The Greater Titans are elemental embodiments of the fundamental concepts of existence, typically in the form of Genius Loci. They've spawned Titans/Avatars, anthropomorphic personifications who represent aspects of those concepts.
AkhetatenTitan of Light, and the only one with a single avatar: Aten, the egomaniacal Avatar of the Sun who devoured all his compatriots to become the sole owner of power.
- Celestial Paragons and Archangels: A villainous example: they are all Titanspawn.
- God Is Evil: It's hinted that he is merely hijacking the image of the monotheist God for power's sake.
- Light is Not Good: Akhenaten embodies all brilliance. Especially that of the Desert Sun, making its very grounds even more a Death World than other Greater Titans.
- Our Angels Are Different: The Cherubs are small balls of light, and the Seraphs are snake-headed men.
MuspelheimTitan of Fire.
- 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.
- Prometheus is also pretty nice-he's just a Mad Scientist who doesn't comprehend how destructive his inventions truly are.
- Animals Not to Scale: Meretseger, a huge cobra.
- The Caligula: Surtr is noted to embody the worst characteristics of the World's fickle dictators.
- Evil Is Burning Hot: 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.
- Faux Affably Evil: Kagutsuchi is friendly-looking, but just because a fire seems warm and inviting doesn't mean it doesn't want to burn you alive.
- For Science!: 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.
- No Honor Among Thieves: Every avatar except Prometheus (but see Treacherous Advisor below) will turn against Surtr, once he fulfills his role in Ragnarok.
- 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.
- Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: Sinmora looks more humanoid than her husband Surtr.
- Villain with Good Publicity: Thanks to his status amongst mortals as the personification of resistance against tyranny, Prometheus is this. In truth, he's the personification of scientific advancement (the capacity to control fire and the "fire" of invention), and is completely alien to the idea of ethics.
The Drowned RoadTitan of Water.
- Dark is Evil: Just like the ocean's bottom, the Drowned Road is really a dark place.
- 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.
- Making a Splash: By default, as the Drowned Road is water in all its forms, so all its children have watery aspects.
- Ms. Fanservice: Mami Wata and Ran are both exceptionally beautiful, like the calm waters, to draw men in and put them under their thrall.
- No Honor Among Thieves: Ran will attack Mami Wata once their plan to drown the Earth is complete.
- Omnicidal Maniac: Nu's goal is to turn the world into nothing but clear water. No creatures, not even Nu itself.
- Right-Hand Attack Dog: Cipactli acts like one for Mami Wata.
- 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.
TerraTitan 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.
- My Beloved Smother: Part of the archetype to which Coatlicue belongs.
- Nature Is Not Nice: The Greater Titan that personifies that simple truth.
- 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.
- Plant Person: Gaia is an Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever version of this trope.
- 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.
Soku-no-KumiTitan of Darkness.
- Big Bad: Mikaboshi is the chief villain of the Scion corebooks' sample chronicle.
- Dark is Evil: More in a "blind" sense than a "night" sense.
- 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.
EhetokayaatlTitan of Sky.
- Face–Heel Turn: 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.
- Harmless Villain: Ouranos, who after losing his genitals has lost his passion.
- Omnicidal Maniac: Shu wants to eliminate all turbulence. Since turbulence is the natural result of air interacting with other material, this means a world of clear skies and nothing else.
Crom CruachTitan of Earth, it is an embodiment of rot and infertility.
- Made of Iron: Crom Cruach's spawn have the "Mathean" template, which makes them nigh-impervious to physical attacks.
- Omnicidal Maniac: The Tuatha believe that Crom Cruach will not rest until it has crushed all things into rot and decay. Only then will it be content to cease moving and die itself.
- Poisonous Person: The Mathean template causes Crom Cruach's spawn to disintegrate into a cloud of toxic dust on death.
- The Topic of Cancer: As the titan of the perversion of life, Crom Cruach is associated with mutation and cancer.
HundunTitan of Chaos.
- Primordial Chaos: Hundun is this, the primal void of everything that could not be stabilized to be properly created. Notably, every being from Hundun or in alliance with it can Favor any Purview except its banned ones, because Hundun is all of those things by nature.
- You Cannot Grasp the True Form: As the incarnation of Chaos, Hundun cannot be defined by mere Gods. This is actually an advantage against it, as it doesn't have Avatars (who impose definition by their existence) so it has to make do with proxies, who can be killed without endangering the world.
VritraTitan of Drought.
- Reptiles Are Abhorrent: Its favored form is a snake. This makes it the only Greater Titan with an actual body.
ZrvanTitan of Time.
- Time Master: Its Avatars and any Aeonic creature it spawns.
- Timey-Wimey Ball: 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.
LogosTitan of Justice and Order.
- Token Good Teammate: She was one of the few Titans who were never bound, because she submitted to the dominion of the Gods.
YmirThe Titan of Ice.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: His death ended the Ice Age... and caused the Great Flood. Ever since then, the Gods have decided to seal away the Titans rather than kill them.