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** In second edition, this is zig-zagged. All polytheistic religions are simultaneously and equally true. The gods of monotheistic religions are distinctly absent. The books note that most followers of monotheistic relgions pay very little attention to this paradox, and in fact still make up the majority of individuals in spite of the lack of a {{Masquerade}}. It's noted that many are henotheistic on some level, devoting a prayer to any number of gods after attending mass and not stopping for a second to question it. In spite of this shrug when it comes to Abrahamic and other monotheistic religions, this trops is {{averted|Trope}} when it comes to the Buddha. Siddhartha Gautama was explicitly an incarnation of Vishnu in second edition's setting in spite of there being a snarl when it comes to any number of details about many religions. Buddhists are in denial. Aten still exists, but is described as an idol who enforces his own vision of order around him.


* PrecisionFStrike: In 2e's ''Hero'' book, it's noted that despite what [[Literature/{{Ramayana}} Rama]] suspected, Sita's virginity was indisputable, "[[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped not that it should fucking matter]]".

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* PrecisionFStrike: In 2e's ''Hero'' book, it's noted that despite what [[Literature/{{Ramayana}} Rama]] suspected, Sita's virginity was indisputable, "[[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped not "not that it should fucking matter]]".matter".


* HeroicLineage[=/=]InTheBlood: In first edition, Scions are expected to take after their divine parents in personality as well as ability, with the writeup for each god going into specifics. Since those specifics are intended for presumably-heroic player characters, the former trope is more likely to be played up than the latter. For instance, Scions of [[Myth/EgyptianMythology Set]] are known for doing DirtyBusiness, Scions of [[Myth/AztecMythology Tezcatlipoca]] stir up controversy for a cause, and Scions of [[UsefulNotes/{{Voudoun}} Kalfu]] are likely to be DrivenToVillainy troublemakers more than actually malicious. Those fathered by Caligula, who's detailed in the WWII supplement as the reason the Greek Gods are supporting the Axis, on the other hand, are just terrible people.

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* HeroicLineage[=/=]InTheBlood: HeroicLineage: In first edition, Scions are expected to take after their divine parents in personality as well as ability, with the writeup for each god going into specifics. Since those specifics are intended for presumably-heroic player characters, the former trope is more likely to be played up than the latter. For instance, Scions of [[Myth/EgyptianMythology Set]] are known for doing DirtyBusiness, Scions of [[Myth/AztecMythology Tezcatlipoca]] stir up controversy for a cause, and Scions of [[UsefulNotes/{{Voudoun}} Kalfu]] are likely to be DrivenToVillainy troublemakers more than actually malicious. Those fathered by Caligula, who's detailed in the WWII supplement as the reason the Greek Gods are supporting the Axis, on the other hand, are just terrible people.


** Out of the six sample "evil" Scions in first edition, only two - [[BigBad Kane Taoka]] and Seth Farrow - are truly nasty. Sly's a pawn, Orlanda's a victim of LoveMakesYouEvil, Marie's just egotistical (and pulls a HeelFaceTurn in ''God''), and Victor's just following orders (he ''is'' a soldier).

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** Out of the six sample "evil" Scions in first edition, only two - [[BigBad Kane Taoka]] and [[TheDragon Seth Farrow Farrow]] - are truly nasty. Sly's a pawn, Orlanda's a victim of LoveMakesYouEvil, Marie's just egotistical (and pulls a HeelFaceTurn in ''God''), and Victor's just following orders (he ''is'' a soldier).


* MasqueradeEnforcer: Deific Fatebinding. Here, Fate is the collective force of humanity's mythologies, narratives and stories about how the gods and other supernatural creatures work. Basically, the memes about the gods. In this setting, these memes can have a binding effect on the Gods, forcing the Gods to act in ways that conform to those memes. This is known as Deific Fatebinding. Whenever they do act in the world, the Gods therefore act in ways that are subtle and hidden from humanity, less the stories generated from open action Bind them to roles they don't want.

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* MasqueradeEnforcer: Deific Fatebinding. Here, Fate is the collective force of humanity's mythologies, narratives and stories about how the gods and other supernatural creatures work. Basically, the memes about the gods. In this setting, these memes can have a binding effect on the Gods, forcing the Gods to act in ways that conform to those memes. This is known as Deific Fatebinding. Whenever they do act in the world, the Gods therefore act in ways that are subtle and hidden from humanity, less lest the stories generated from open action Bind them to roles they don't want.

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* MasqueradeEnforcer: Deific Fatebinding. Here, Fate is the collective force of humanity's mythologies, narratives and stories about how the gods and other supernatural creatures work. Basically, the memes about the gods. In this setting, these memes can have a binding effect on the Gods, forcing the Gods to act in ways that conform to those memes. This is known as Deific Fatebinding. Whenever they do act in the world, the Gods therefore act in ways that are subtle and hidden from humanity, less the stories generated from open action Bind them to roles they don't want.


* YouKeepUsingThatWord: Averted. The writers actually get "chthonic" right as a definition (it means "of the underworld" in Greek, and guess where the Titans got themselves sealed?).


** [[spoiler: This is revealed to be the primary motivation behind Loki's convoluted plan in 1e's core books. ''He succeeds'', breaking free from his Fate-given role by hijacking Muspelheim and becoming a Greater Titan himself.]].

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** [[spoiler: This is revealed to be the primary motivation behind Loki's convoluted plan in 1e's core books. ''He succeeds'', breaking free from his Fate-given role by hijacking Muspelheim and becoming a Greater Titan himself.]].himself in Scion: God]].


** About the only major exception is Miclantecuhtli of the Atzlanti, who is pretty much a JerkAss - 1e ''Hero'' describes him as "suffering a permanent case of schadenfreude". Then again, with the possible exceptions of Quetzalcoátl and Tlazolteotl[[note]]And she's a goddess of ''shit''[[/note]], none of the Atzlanti are really portrayed in a flattering light. This extends to the Scions; of the four official examples, one is a psychotic self-mutilator, one is a male-to-female transsexual who uses the flayed skin of a woman to change sexes, one is a self-hating DeathSeeker, and the other, after ascending to godhood, is pretty much disgusted with his own pantheon.

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** About the only major exception is Miclantecuhtli of the Atzlanti, who is pretty much a JerkAss - 1e ''Hero'' describes him as "suffering a permanent case of schadenfreude". Then again, with the possible exceptions of Quetzalcoátl and Tlazolteotl[[note]]And she's a goddess of ''shit''[[/note]], none of the Atzlanti are really portrayed in a flattering light. This extends to the Scions; of the four official examples, one is a psychotic self-mutilator, one is a male-to-female an Assigned Male At Birth transsexual who uses the flayed skin of a woman to change sexes, one is a self-hating DeathSeeker, and the other, after ascending to godhood, is pretty much disgusted with his own pantheon.


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** In 2e, Loki is pangender, Annie X is genderfluid, and Sigrún Askrdöttir was a Scion of Loki who spat her first breath in their face...because they carved her from an ash tree into a masculine shape, having intended to create a Viking Adonis. She's seeking magic to carve herself into her rightful form.

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** In 2e, the entire setting is a mess of this, as becoming a God retroactively changes history so that they were ''always'' that way. The Dragons (introduced in a forthcoming supplement) also have a bit of this -- they remember the time ''before'' the Gods started screwing around with fate, and they have Memories that can extend into the future. Some dead dragons can actually be viable patrons to their Heirs, directing them with Memories just like any other dragon, because of stuff they set up in advance of their own deaths.

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** Though the waters there are a bit muddy, as ''Titanomachy'' unveils Saita, a rakshasi Titan who claims to be the lovechild of Ravana and Sita, with the claim that Sita's capture by Ravana was faked and she actually went with him willingly to escape an unhappy marriage. Of course, with all myths being true, both states could be the case at the same time...


* LowestCosmicDenominator: Averted. The gods of mythology are all identified by name.


A [[https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/200664283/scion-dragon-and-scion-masks-of-the-mythos-for-scion-2e funding campaign in 2021]] for two supplements, ''Dragon'' which allows you to play as descendants of Dragons and ''Masks of the Mythos'' that introduces a pantheon based on the ''Franchise/CthulhuMythos''.

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A [[https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/200664283/scion-dragon-and-scion-masks-of-the-mythos-for-scion-2e funding campaign campaign]] ran in 2021]] January/February 2021 for two supplements, ''Dragon'' supplements: ''Dragon'', which allows you to play as descendants of Dragons Dragons, and ''Masks of the Mythos'' that Mythos'', which introduces a pantheon based on the ''Franchise/CthulhuMythos''.

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A [[https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/200664283/scion-dragon-and-scion-masks-of-the-mythos-for-scion-2e funding campaign in 2021]] for two supplements, ''Dragon'' which allows you to play as descendants of Dragons and ''Masks of the Mythos'' that introduces a pantheon based on the ''Franchise/CthulhuMythos''.

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