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Scions in general
- Divine Parentage: All Scions are born from a union between a mortal and a deity, or at least a god-aligned magical being. However, biological heritage isn't all-encompassing; a Scion genetically tied to one deity can be "adopted" by another, gaining powers more in lieu with its adoptive parent-god than its divine one.
- A God is You: With great struggle and effort, a Scion can eventually transcend its mortality entirely and become a full-fledged god.
- 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.
- Person of Mass Destruction: Even a Hero-tier Scion is capable of severely overwhelming mere mortals. Eventually, there comes a point when a Scion can level cities and fight off armies singlehandedly.
- Physical God: They're physical beings with godly ancestry and the Reality Warper powers to match up.
- Rule of Cool: The more potent a Scion is, the more that mere physics gives way to this.
- Semi-Divine: They are descended from the gods, however distantly, so they count as this.
- Weirdness Magnet: Needless to say, godly blood means that all manner of magical weirdness is drawn to them.
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.
- Badass Mustache: Zigzagged; he sports a very impressive mustache as a Hero and a Demigod, but he shaves it off when he becomes a god.
- Cool Bike: He drives around on "Indian Chief", an enchanted motorcycle.
- Cowboy Cop: He was a cop, for a time, but eventually he quit the force to dish out "real justice", even if that meant going beyond the law.
- Eyepatch of Power: Signifying his descent from Horus, he has a missing eye replaced with one made of ivory that he covers with an eyepatch, which serves as a visual warning of his power.
- The Hero: Despite his vengeful streak, he's one of the most straightforward and sincerely heroic members of the Band. There's a reason why he becomes God of Justice.
- 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."
- The Leader
- Revenge Before Reason: His drive to avenge his father can lead him to making bad choices.
- Tragic Keepsake: Uses the gun that killed his father.
- Weapon of Choice: He always wields a Sword and Gun combo, consisting of The Fang Of Apep, an enchanted khopesh, and a Colt .45, the pistol that Seth used to kill his father.
- You Killed My Father: He is determined to track down his uncle Seth for, you guessed it, murdering his dad.
Brigitte de la Croix/Baronne de la CroixScion of Baron Samedi, later ascending to a Goddess of Death.
- Cool Shades: One-lens ghede glasses.
- Dark Is Not Evil: She may be a Goddess of Death who descends from the chief Loa of the Dead, but she's a nice girl who's on the side of good.
- Hard-Drinking Party Girl: Just like her old man, she loves to party, and especially to get drunk.
- The Hedonist: Enjoying physical pleasure is literally In the Blood for her.
- Ladykiller in Love: Falls deeper and deeper for Horace over the course of the three books; unfortunately, he doesn't seem to realize that.
- The Lancer: She manages to be this and Number Two at the same time. She's smart enough to help lead, but she's also very much eager to charge into a fight.
- Large Ham: Hero's roleplaying hints makes sure to mention her "balls-out nature."
- Nice Hat: A top hat, just like dear old papa.
- Number Two: Horace may lead the Band during their adventures together, but when it comes to acting as his right hand, Brigitte is his only choice.
- Perky Goth: Like any proper scion of Baron Samedi, she's both calmly accepting of death and decay and a cheerful, good-humored hedonist.
- Psychopomp: As a Goddess.
- Simple Staff: Her custom pool cue, also used as a coco macaque.
- Spirit Advisor: She is accompanied by one of her father's ghedes, a Haitian revolutionary who is bound to her coco macaque. Not only can he give her advice, he can also invisibly wield her staff like a Flying Weapon.
Eric Donner/DonnerScion of Thor, later ascending to a God of Lightning.
- The Big Guy: As you'd expect a son of Thor, he's huge, tough and strong.
- Boisterous Bruiser: Just like daddy, Eric loves a good punch-up.
- Lovable Jock: Eric may be a bit of an overly aggressive oaf at times, but he's got a good heart, a huge laugh and doesn't take himself very seriously.
- Naïve Newcomer: Eric came into the whole Scion thing with fairly little background knowledge, so he tends to be caught offguard by some of the weirdness he goes up against.
- Raised by Grandparents: His mother died when he was young, so he was raised by his maternal grandfather. When he died, it was Odin's ravens who came to him and told him about his divine ancestry.
- Revolvers Are Just Better: Giantbane. The hammer is a piece of Mjölnir. Between its sheer size and the punch it packs, it's also a BFG. Eric can even make it shoot lightning!
- "Well Done, Son!" Guy: He really wants to live up to his dad's heroic reputation and privately is always worried about whether he's acting like a Scion of Thor should.
Dr. Aaron Tigrillo/Itztli OcelotlnoteScion of Tezcatlipoca, later ascending to a God of Extirpation.
- Badass Beard: He has quite an impressive beard, which only grows more so on his adventures.
- Combat Medic: He may be a doctor, but given the amount of obsidian-lined weaponry he carries, never count him out in a fight.
- Cunning Linguist: In Demigod he even demonstrates the divine level of this by passively learning Greek in under a day.
- Crystal Skull: Holds one that can speak to him and which he can use to cast magic.
- Defector from Decadence: He really has strong doubts about whether the Atzlánti need to use their Blood Magic rituals.
- Fan Disillusionment: An In-Universe case — 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.
- The Medic: Having actually trained as a doctor before being recruited to the Titanwars, he's adept at patching up his allies.
- Morally Ambiguous Doctorate: He's a doctor who means well, but he's not above using his skills and sometimes his patients to fuel ancestral Blood Magic rituals.
- Pelts of the Barbarian: Takes to wearing traditional Aztec jaguar skins as a God.
- Red Baron: As a God, his medical skills have earned him the epithet of "Crescent Moon Surgeon". His divine name Itztli Ocelotl also counts, since it translates into "Obsidian Jaguar".
- Self-Made Man: He fought hard to get to where he was before Tezcatlipoca came and recruited him, and he's proud of it.
- The Smart Guy: He's the most skilled and intelligent member of the Band, even having Super Intelligence as one of his divine powers.
- Tall, Dark, and Snarky: As an Aztec by blood, he's tall and darkly complexioned, but being the most sarcastic and cutting-tongued of the Band, that's all him.
- Weapon of Choice: Dr. Tigrillo makes use of a whole arsenal of traditional Aztec weaponry: a Tepoztopilli (a slashing spear), a Maquahuitl (a pseudo-sword comprised of a club with its edges lined with obsidian shards), a collection of obsidian scalpels and a traditional Aztec shield. All of them are imbued with godly magic.
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. Seriously, if you value your life, don't do it.
- The Casanova: Needless to say, being one of the sons of Aphrodite, he's quite attracted to the ladies.
- Chick Magnet: Being rich and handsome, Donnie would probably be beating women off with a stick even without any added help from his divine lineage.
- The Cynic: He is without a doubt possessed of the bleakest outlook of all the Band.
- Deadpan Snarker: Naturally, as the Band's biggest cynic, he's also the most sarcastic and quip happy.
- Flight: Thanks to the Daedalus Device, which gives him a pair of mechanical wings.
- Guns Akimbo: His Weapon of Choice is to blaze away with a pair of blessed pistols.
- Lady Killer In Love: The fluff makes it pretty evident that, despite his adeptness with the ladies, he's really totally smitten with Yukiko Kuromizu and would give up the skirt-chasing for her. Unfortunately, he doesn't know how to approach her and she's too shy, so they never manage to confess their feelings.
- Lonely Rich Kid: Before he became part of the Band, being rich didn't really give him any friends.
- Love Potion: As something of a modern iteration of Eros/Cupid, his guns Eros and Anteros are enchanted to function like his elder half-brother's magical arrows/quivers; one serves as this, allowing him to inspire passionate love in anyone he shoots with it, and the other serves as a Hate Potion, inspiring utter loathing in its target.
- Millionaire Playboy: During his Hero years, he clearly fills this archetype. Deconstructed in that he grows tired of it by the time he ascends to the Dodekatheon.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: Is clearly drawn to resemble Brad Pitt.
- Pretty Boy: Be honest, would you expect the son of the Goddess of Love & Beauty to actually be bad looking? note
- The Resenter: Hates his mother Aphrodite for many reasons.
- Rich Idiot with No Day Job: His public persona during his days as a Hero.
- 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.
- The Team Benefactor: His wealth is how the Band finances their adventures.
- Tranquil Fury: When he's roused to anger, he doesn't shout, scream, swear, stamp his feet or otherwise make any overt fuss. But that only makes him scarier.
- "Well Done, Son!" Guy: One who never got his father's approval.
Yukiko Kuromizu/Gimui KuromizuhimenoteScion of Susano-o, later ascending to a Goddess of the Ocean Depths.
- Action Girl: She definitely takes more after father than the stereotypical Japanese girl. She just doesn't like to show it if she can avoid it.
- 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.
- All of the Other Reindeer: She grew up with a lot of mockery for her absentee father.
- 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 favorite horse and threw it into her weaving circle as a reason to maybe not piss her off further when she's already upset.
- Biker Babe: Dresses the part, has the bike to prove it.
- Cannot Talk To Men: As part of her many issues, she really has trouble talking to members of the opposite sex. That's part of the reason she's never able to confess her feelings for Donnie.
- The Chick: She's the most feminine member of the Band.
- Cool Sword: She wields the legendary Kusanagi, a gift from her father. Showing that the writers did their research, it's not portrayed as a katana.
- Cool Horse: As a Goddess, she comes into the possession of Bokotenba, the flayed skin of the horse that her father threw into her aunt's chambers to enrage her. By contacting its spirit, it can inflate and fly to carry her around.
- Green Eyes: In this case, they serve as a subtle hint that she's the daughter of the god of sea & storms.
- Hell-Bent for Leather: She enjoys biking, so that means she wears the standard protective leathers.
- Shrinking Violet: Between cultural expectations and the bullying she underwent as a girl, Yukiko certainly counts. But don't underestimate her.
- Submissive Badass: Despite being shy and retiring by nature, she has a wicked temper buried under it all, and is a natural combatant.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Green tea with honey. She is so concerned about the places she eats in not having the right sort of honey that she always carries a few packets in her pocket.
- Weak, but Skilled: She might not have the raw strength of, say, Eric, but she's a highly-trained fighter who can decimate opponents with her sword.
Kane Taoka/Anaboko YaminoteScion 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.
- Animated Tattoo: Part of his Relics are multiple enchanted tattoos on his body, which will spring to life as creatures of solid darkness at his whim should he desire it.
- Big Bad: Kane serves as the direct villain of the first two 1e books.
- Corrupt Corporate Executive: His position as head of a wealthy company is only used to support Mikaboshi's omnicidal goals.
- The Dragon: Serves as this to Mikaboshi; the Dark One remains within/part of Soku-no-Kumi, whilst Kane runs around in the mortal world carrying out his plans.
- 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.
- One-Winged Angel: Assuming he returns as a full-fledged God of Darkness, given he was a much-weaker Demigod when Mikaboshi consumed him.
- The Resenter: Towards his mother, Amaterasu.
- Wicked Cultured: He is a very cultured man with a deep knowledge of the finer things in life. Doesn't stop him being a minion of evil.
- Yakuza: He was deeply involved in this during his mortal life, and saw no reason to give it up after becoming a Scion.
Seth Farrow/SethScion of Set, later ascending to a God of Serpents.
- Arch-Enemy: Being the one who killed Horace's father and then tried to kill Horace himself, plus his desire for revenge, he serves as as this to Horace.
- Cain and Abel: Hated his purely mortal brother so much that he was willing to murder him to get in good graces with his father, Set.
- The Dragon: He serves as this to Kane until Kane is consumed by Mikaboshi.
- Evil Uncle: Serves as this to Horace, having murdered Horace's father and tried to kill Horace himself for his own aggrandizement.
- 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; when he tips this out, it transforms into an army of loyal mummies.
- Night of the Living Mooks: A Mummy created by Seth's black sand is basically a nastier, bandage-wrapped form of zombie.
- Weapon of Choice: He sports three specific weapons at all times; A bowie knife, a revolver pistol that he used to murder his brother, and a Simple Staff, which is actually the shapeshifted form of a Was, his animal guardian.
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.
- The Barnum: He is adept at bamboozling people and convincing them to believe the most fantastic nonsense.
- Con Man: As you might have expected of a son of Loki.
- Jerkass: He isn't evil, just selfish and arrogant.
- Manipulative Bastard: Make no mistake, just like his father, he is adept at playing with people's minds and manipulating them to his own end.
- Shear Menace: His Weapon of Choice is a pair of shears, the ones that Loki used to cut off the blond tresses of Sif.
Victor Fingers/Victor PhalanxScion of Ares, later ascending to a God of Soldiers.
- The Atoner: He's deeply sorry that he was tricked by Seth and Kane, having realized only too late that he was working for the villains.
- The Brute: Serves Kane as, essentially, his party's Dumb Muscle, using his divine might to accomplish whatever his boss wants.
- 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 Soldier: Literally so, in that he's a former soldier who developed super powers.
- Super Toughness: Thanks to the Armor of Achilles.
- Weapon of Choice: Although he certainly uses plenty of guns and combat knives, his primary weapon is the Enyalios, a magical axe.
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.
- Dark Magical Girl: She is the most "sorcerous" of the Shinsengumi, and as an unstable woman who was prone to self-mutilation even before she could fuel Blood Magic with it, well...
- Knife Nut: Her Weapon of Choice is her enchanted obsidian dagger.
- Love Makes You Evil: It's her love of Kane that makes her the most willing participant in his evil.
- 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.
- The Atoner: Like Victor and Sylvester, she had no idea that she was working for the Titans, and is now firmly on the side of the gods after being corrected.
- Femme Fatale: She specialies in manipulating people through sexual seduction.
- Manipulative Bitch: Getting others to do what she wants through head games is something she's been doing pretty much throughout her life.
- 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.
- Rich Bitch: She comes from a very wealthy background, and it's made her quite entitled as a result. Adding divine ancestry on top of that only made her worse.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: As of Scion: God. She wants nothing to do with the rest of her former band.
- Villainesses Want Heroes: Quite infatuated with Donnie Rhodes.
- Voodoo Doll: As a Loa Scion, she often makes use of this to help work her magic.
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.
- Bald Black Leader Guy: Fits the archetype to a tee.
- Weapon of Choice: Given he came from a military background he really likes knives and lots & lots of guns.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Terrified beyond words at the thought of losing his hand (or any limb) 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 non-negotiated polyamorous) relationships with Tyrone and TJ despite the risk to the band and (depending on how poorly they respond to her being outed) herself.
- Abusive Parents: Her parents didn't take well to their son's gender identity issues.
- Action Girl: Being female does not mean she doesn't know how to kick major ass.
- 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 favorably to being attracted to a trans* woman.
- Transsexual: A male to female one, aided by divine magic in transitioning.
Joan DavisScion of Poseidon
- Action Girl: She's one of the band's better fighters, and has no intention of being your standard Damsel in Distress.
- Making a Splash: Manipulating water is the most basic skill she acquired from her divine lineage.
- Prongs of Poseidon: Her Weapon of Choice is the magical golden trident that her father gave her when he formally made her into his Scion. For added pun, he is the actual Poseidon.
- Super Not-Drowning Skills: Naturally, being Poseidon's daughter, she can breathe underwater.
- You Killed My Father: She suspects that Poseidon deliberately killed William Davis in order to seduce her mother.
- 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.
Niles HorneScion of Isis.
- Ambiguously Gay: Niles might be gay, but nobody knows... in fact, he's not even sure himself if he's gay, or a bi/straight man who just happens to have a lot of issues with talking to women due to his emotionally abusive mothers.
- 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 Smart Guy: He's the conventionally smartest and most magically adept of their band.
- Squishy Wizard: He may be good with magic, but he's pretty poor in a physical fight.
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.
- Military Brat: His dad was in the U.S. military who met his mom in Okinawa.
- Only Sane Man: The only Scion in The Hand of Tyr band that doesn't have serious issues.
Amelia BattelleScion of Shango
- Action Girl: When her father is the Loa of thunder and lightning, it goes without saying that a fiery temper and a skill in combat are things she comes by naturally.
- An Axe to Grind: Her Weapon of Choice is the magical Oshe Axe, a gift from her father.
- Failure Knight: Still bitter over her failure to protect her weather-controlling Batá Drums, her Birthright, and she suspects it was used to summon Hurricane Katrina to New Orleans.
- Survivor Guilt: She suffers from a lot of self-recrimination over living through Hurricane Katrina, as she's convinced it only devastated the city because she lost the magical talisman her father gave her.
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.
- Action Girl: She's a very skilled combatant, and certainly can't be challenged on that despite her gender.
- 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: Her Weapon of Choice is 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.
- Animal Motif: Ravens, just like his mother. He can even transform parts of his body into them.
- Anti-Hero: During his childhood, he called himself a "heroic bully" who saved the smaller kids from the other bullies. In truth, he was just a cuss with a penchant for causing pain.
- Blood Knight: His divine mother kicked his ass during her Visitation; he thinks it's the most therapeutic thing he's ever done.
- The Berserker: Even aside from his Blood Knight personality, he also knows the Ríastrad, Cú Chulainn's "warp-spasm" that lets him engage in Hulking Out.
- Challenge Seeker: Has a Hero's Geas that encourages him to seek out and test himself against skilled people.
- Good Old Fisticuffs
- Happily Married: To a bean sidhe, no less.
- Meaningful Name: Corbin comes from a French word that means raven.
- Weapon of Choice: Actually, zigzagged; Morris mostly prefers to beat the shit out of opponents with his bare hands, but when he needs an edge, he morphs his fingers into raven talons.
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.
- 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.
- Spirit Advisor: The other Birthright is an embroidered robe that allows him to summon his guide, Zheng Gongquan, a 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.
- 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.
- Boisterous Bruiser: Tommy Li just loves to fight, much like his old man.
- Dynamic Entry: Whether it's Wukong's influence or just his time as an action film actor, Tommy loves making a spectacle of his arrival of the scene.
- Early-Bird Cameo: Was introduced in 1e Hero as an NPC in its sample story, long before his pantheon even got their writeup!
- Incoming Ham: 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.
- 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.
- Lightning Bruiser: Just like Wukong, he's very quick and agile, but hits like a runaway truck.
- Martial Arts Movie / Wuxia: He's an actor who's made a very successful career starring in these sorts of films.
- 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.
- Sins Of The Father: 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.
Sarojin PrimalScion of Ganesha. Introduced in Scion: Companion.
- Awesomeness by Analysis: Sarojin is very skilled at reading people like books. It's why he is so damn good at poker.
- 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 an ivory playing card made from his father's tusk, which he uses to cast magic.
- The Gambler: 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.
- Though it became his coping mechanism after learning of his mother's passing, which nearly got him in trouble with the Las Vegas underworld.
- Insufferable Genius: Is very smart and very confident to the point of arrogance.
- Rings of Death: One of his Relics is an enchanted chakram his father gave to him.
- The Smart Guy
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, due to her shapeshifting into a male guise to seduce Annie's mom.
- Psychopathic Manchild: She's basically throwing one very long temper tantrum against her human family and, really, the world as a whole. Even with her blood lineage to Kali as an explanation, she's highly immature and extremely crazy.
- Skeletons in the Coat Closet: Has a necklace of skulls just like her mother.
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.
- The Power of Hate: Was raised by his mother from a young age to hate the other European countries that had fought Germany during the Great War.
- Secret Police: Was a member of first the Hitler Youth and later the SS.
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.
Sgt. Jonathon SteeleA historical Scion. A sergeant in the US Marines and a Scion of John Henry. Introduced in Scion: Companion.
- Bully Hunter: Fought the Ku Klux Klan during the Depression prior to enlisting.
- 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 organization.
- Femme Fatale
- The Smoking Section: Let's just say she's not happy about the tobacco rationing going on during wartime.
Sniper #113A historical Scion. A member of the Soviet army and a Scion of The Citizen. Introduced in Scion: Companion.
- Cold Sniper: No pun intended.
- The Faceless: Has no name except his number.
- I Call It "Vera": His rifle is named Red October.
Herman Odson/Hermod, God of CouriersA Scion of Odin recruited to serve as a messenger for the Aesir. Introduced in Scion: Ragnarok.
- 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.
- Weapon of Choice:
- A gambantein, or rune-carved staff.
- He carries two enchanted javelins that return to him after being thrown as relic weapons.
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.
- Handgun: Carries one named "Avenger".
- "Well Done, Daughter!" Girl: After her Visitation, she became devoted to impressing her daddy.
Cyrus TakhtiScion of Mithra. Introduced in Yazata: The Persian Gods.
- Badass Beard: He has a very impressive beard and is also a total badass fighter.
- Carry a Big Stick: His Weapon of Choice is his enchanted cane, which doubles as a Morph Weapon, due to being able to 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.
- Sharp Dressed Man: Cyrus always dresses himself neatly and impressively.
Patricia "Trish" EsfahaniScion of Tishtrya. Introduced in Yazata: The Persian Gods.
- Handgun: Arash, a Desert Eagle with a few mystical enhancements.
- Jumped at the Call: Much like Tommy Li, she needed no convincing to go running off to fight monsters.
- 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.
- Defector from Decadence: Just about all of them have an axe to grind with their own pantheons, whether it's the way they treat mortals, the way they treated them, or just their method of doing things.
- Rage Against the Heavens: Their entire motivation.
- The Mole: The story hook says that one of them is working for the Titans. Which one is left up to the Storyteller.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: The plan to cut the World off from the Gods and Titans is ambitious, audacious, and will require a lot of blood and betrayal, but to the Keepers, it's all worth it to give humans control over their own destiny.
- Big Bad: The entire instigator of the Evil Plan, the Great Working.
- The Chessmaster: His plans revolve around a geomantic ritual to turn Earth's surface into a ward against the divine, and he's used his sway with construction firms and Heracles's incredible strength to adjust the World appropriately.
- Moral Myopia: In a sense. He considers himself a human first and hates how capriciously the Gods treat humanity, but he still rationalizes the slave labor to make the Pyramids and the immense sacrifice for his plan to work as "regrettable necessities".
- Shout-Out: Imhotep uses the alias Ardath Bey. He also doesn't much care for the modern remake.
- Carry a Big Stick: His olive cudgel.
- The Dragon: One of the key movers in Imhotep's Great Working.
- 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.
- This Is Unforgivable!: Never forgave Hera for the suffering she put him through solely for being a Scion of Zeus.
- The Engineer: His technological enhancements greatly sped up Imhotep's geographical reshaping.
- Evil Genius: Helps facilitates Imhotep's plans, though both believe that they are the smart ones of the Keepers.
- Humans Are Special: Believes that there's nothing Gods can do that humans cannot eventually do by themselves.
- Parental Abandonment: Though nominally one of the Aesir, he doesn't even know who his divine parent is, or even if it's one of them.
- Social Darwinist: Wayland is a devotee of Ayn Rand, and wants to establish a meritocracy. (This leads to some arguments with the Marxist Imhotep.)
- The Atoner: Finding out that he was a descendant of Quetzalcoatl but caused the cultural annihilation and near-genocide of the Aztecs has utterly shattered him, and he's desperately seeking to find a way to make amends for the wrongs he did to his spiritual people.
- Beethoven Was an Alien Spy: Natch.
- 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?
- Unwitting Pawn: Was fathered by Quetzalcoatl to be the destroyer of the Aztec civilization that his brother Tezcatlipoca, has wrought.
- Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: The guy was manipulated into destroying his own people, and thanks to Imhotep's plan, is tasked to conduct a mass sacrifice of an entire city to fuel the Great Working ritual. And as a God, he has all the power needed to do so.
- The Archer: She's a master archer who wields an enchanted bow with magical arrows in a fight.
- Auntie Pennybags: The financial backer for the Keepers.
- Cool Sword: The Royal Sword of Empress Jingu, a chokuto.
- Dark Chick: The more feminine of the two women Keepers by a mile.
- The Quisling: During WW2, she allied with the Koreans against her home country after the Japanese stole Korean national treasures and violated another country's sacred temple, which led to her being censured by the Amatsukami. Though she eventually swallowed her pride and begged to be allowed back in - all part of Imhotep's plan.
- 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 Brute: She may not be the one with the most muscle (not in a group with Heracles), but she's easily the most fearsome and the most brutal.
- 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.
- Machete Mayhem: Uses a machete that's pretty impressive, stat-wise.
- Nightmare Face: She is so ugly that it's legitimately terrifying to look at her.
- 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. With werewolves in her employ, she's also the one most closely linked to the Titans.
- The Woman Behind the Man: Wants to always be the one pulling the strings behind Haiti's rule, and dislikes the Loa for ordering her to stay out of mortal affairs.
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.
- Everybody Hates Hades: In 1e, Miclantecuhtli, the Atzlanti Death God, is the most negatively portrayed of all the corebook death gods, outright described as suffering from "a permanent case of schadenfreude".
- A variant of this trope pretty much applies to the Atzlanti compared to all the other Pantheons in 1e. With their cultural fixation on Blood Magic and Human Sacrifice, they were amongst the nastiest of Pantheons, and even their gods were portrayed as some of the worst Jerkass Gods in the setting. About the only Atzlanti gods given a positive portrayal in 1e were Quetzalcoátl and Tlazolteotl — and the latter is most famous for being the goddess of shit!note
- Everyone Has Standards: Even most Atzlanti Scions have a negative reaction to Scions of Xipe Totec in 2E, thanks to their penchant for wearing flayed skins.
- Gods Need Prayer Badly: This is how they justified their dependence on Human Sacrifice in 1e.
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 - not to mention so damned big that it ends up tripping over itself.
- A Form You Are Comfortable With: An unusual one, because it's a 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.
- A God I Am Not: Much to his own fury, 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, or at least doesn't make things worse.
- Deadpan Snarker: In 2E, reflecting the jocular, casual nature of much Chinese myth, many Shen have a dry sense of humor about themselves, and it's reflected in their writeup.
- Deal with the Devil: Not them, but the formerly human Titan Bai Mei is quite willing to train Scions in his White Eyebrow style of Martial Arts. You get better at it if you betray people.
- Friendly Enemy: One of their sample Titans, Ao Guang, is effectively this; most fights with him take the form of the Shen harassing him.
- I Meant to Do That: 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.
- Me's a Crowd: Laozi is fond of incarnating as a large number of grandmothers bickering amongst themselves.
- 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.
- Odd Job Gods: One of the Trope Makers, 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.
- Reality Ensues: Their Godrealm exists in the physical world in the skies above China to cut down on paperwork in 2E. After the invention of the airplane, this resulted in some bizarre accidents until Nuwa made an Air Traffic Control Constellation.
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.
- Beleaguered Bureaucrat: Poor Yama is the death god of three separate pantheons (four, counting the Palas) and has to schedule seeing his own children days in advance. "Paperwork" is one of the types of trials he uses to test his Scions.
- Black and White Morality: To a Deva, if it's a Titan or a Titanspawn, it's an asura, and thus, it is evil. This does not win them many friends among the Yazatas or the Loa.
- Divine Conflict: With the Yazatas. Originally, the two groups were divine factions that went to war over territory, ideology, and religious practice; the conflict between them established them both as distinct pantheons, and has been foundational to their mutual identities since, both identifying the other as Titans. These days, it's settled down into a cold war.
- Multiple-Choice Past: A common thing for them in 2e, with their writeups frequently listing their multiple mythical origins.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: In 2E, Ravana is dead, but the Devas fear he is still active anyway, seeking a way to live again.
- Wretched Hive: Lanka, which seems to have been cursed to always be the inhabitation of monsters; today, it's a veritable melting pot of Titanspawn, many of whom are looking for the reincarnation of Ravana to rule and organize 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.
- Everybody Hates Hades: Averted. In 1E, Hades was just a stoic functionary of the Underworld, and in 2E, he's that plus he's Happily Married to Persephone, who is herself Dark Is Not Evil (she's the goddess of Things That Rise From The Earth, making her both the patron of spring and Necromancy.)
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 of 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.
- Ax-Crazy: Tethys is absolutely insane, even by the standards of her fellow avatars.
- Dark Is Evil: Just like the ocean's bottom, the Drowned Road is really a dark place.
- The Dragon: Simbi Makaya serves as this to Mami Wata, being her primary agent and muscle when she wants to scheme.
- 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.
EhekatoyaatlTitan of Sky.
- Blow You Away: Needless to say, his avatars all have the power to manipulate the wind and air.
- Face–Heel Turn: 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.
- 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-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.
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.