YMMV: Promethean: The Created

  • Audience-Alienating Premise: Promethean a very niche appeal at best, with its premise of "you're an Artificial Human whom all of reality rejects, so your only goal in life is to Become a Real Boy" and punishing rules in support of it.
  • Complete Monster: Most evil Prometheans are motivated by years of torment they have received at the hands of regular mortals. Not so Oleg Wormwood, Ukrainian mobster, Zeka (Russian for "prisoner"), and would-be bringer of the Apocalypse. Created at the time of the Chernobyl disaster, Oleg witnessed the meltdown, and, despite having a relatively good life by Promethean standards, desired to replicate it across the face of the world. Joining the Ukrainian, and then Russian branches of The Mafiya, Oleg killed numerous men (and gave large numbers of prostitutes cancer) in the process of making a name for himself, all while building up the connections and resources he would need to achieve his dream. He has purchased plutonium for terrorist causes, stirred up trouble between India and Pakistan, and otherwise done everything he can to manipulate the world's leaders into creating the nuclear holocaust that he so desperately craves. Emotionally hollow, and incapable of remorse, Oleg has no desire to ever be human, viewing mortals as nothing but tools to aid him in triggering The End of the World as We Know It.
  • I Am Not Shazam: Frankenstein's monster has no name; call him Mr. Verney, though.
  • Paranoia Fuel: Pandorans in Dormancy often resemble the sorts of inanimate things that you might mistake for monsters out of the corner of your eye.
  • Tear Jerker: The backstory for the sample Torch-Born. Even if you do everything right, and with the best of intentions, you can still end up creating a monster. Knowing how it's going to turn out doesn't make reading about the unfortunate Frankenstein's plans to raise his son any easier.
  • Uncanny Valley: One of the many effects of the Disquiet.
  • The Woobie: Almost the entire Promethean race could qualify.
    • Special mention: An Galateid attained her humanity and was reborn while retaining her memories as a Promethean; her husband, whom she had met on the first day of her human life, dies in front of her eyes and she then uses her knowledge of the Prometheans to rebirth him. Albeit he now exists without the memories of their love, the text indicates she's starting to act like a Stalker with a Crush and that he's not likely to regain his humanity any time soon.