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* DivineParentage: Every single player character. It's [[CaptainObvious kinda the point]], after all.

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* DivineParentage: Every single player character. It's [[CaptainObvious kinda the point]], point, after all.


* CorruptChurch: Monotheism as a religious concept is portrayed this way in first edition, born of a Titan-worshipping servant of Akhetaten's attempts to try and use Deific Fatebinding to destroy the Gods. However, even if this is the true secret origin of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, it's emphatically stated that they don't ''know that'' - even the Order of Divine Glory, the true secret cult at the heart of things, is not only regarded by the mainstream churches as just a particularly eccentric group of missonaries, but actually believes its own doctrine, to the point it's noted it would probably execute its own inner circle as heretics for admitting that there really are other Gods besides God Himself.

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* CorruptChurch: Monotheism as a religious concept is portrayed this way in first edition, born of a Titan-worshipping servant of Akhetaten's attempts to try and use Deific Fatebinding to destroy the Gods. However, even if this is the true secret origin of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, it's emphatically stated that they don't ''know that'' - even the Order of Divine Glory, the true secret cult at the heart of things, is not only regarded by the mainstream churches as just a particularly eccentric group of missonaries, missionaries, but actually believes its own doctrine, to the point it's noted it would probably execute its own inner circle as heretics for admitting that there really are other Gods besides God Himself.


* LovecraftLite: Very much so. The closest things to truly unknowable beings (the Greater Titans) aren't truly malevolent (hell, a possible ending to ''Ragnarok'' involves convincing Muspelheim that it's in his best interests to only burn away the toxic parts of the Earth), and much of the theme involves taking the "chaotic, dark power" and either kicking it across the room or turning into something useful.

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* LovecraftLite: Very much so. The closest things to truly unknowable beings (the Greater Titans) aren't truly malevolent (hell, a possible ending to ''Ragnarok'' involves convincing Muspelheim that it's in his best interests to only burn away the toxic parts of the Earth), and much of the theme involves taking the "chaotic, dark power" and either kicking it across the room or turning it into something useful.



** ''Hero'': "...car?"
** ''Demigod'': "...guns?"
** ''God'': "...necklace?"

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** ''Hero'': "... car?"
** ''Demigod'': "... guns?"
** ''God'': "... necklace?"



* TimeyWimeyBall: As the Greater Titan of Time - but not of ''causality'' - Zrvan ''is'' this trope. Places under his influence become temporally screwy themselves (an example adventure features the Scions encountering Coyote...as he was in the Wild West, and he quickly realizes he shouldn't be there as if that's nothing strange).

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* TimeyWimeyBall: As the Greater Titan of Time - but not of ''causality'' - Zrvan ''is'' this trope. Places under his influence become temporally screwy themselves (an example adventure features the Scions encountering Coyote... as he was in the Wild West, and he quickly realizes he shouldn't be there as if that's nothing strange).


** ...assuming that the actual Abrahamic deity was not in fact [[GodIsDead replaced by Aten millennia ago]], as is hinted at. The [[OurAngelsAreDifferent Hands]], for instance, are explicitly stated to not be real angels, but Titanspawn Aten deliberately made in their image.

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** ... assuming that the actual Abrahamic deity was not in fact [[GodIsDead replaced by Aten millennia ago]], as is hinted at. The [[OurAngelsAreDifferent Hands]], for instance, are explicitly stated to not be real angels, but Titanspawn Aten deliberately made in their image.


** 1e ''God'' also offers another group of antagonists, the "Keepers of The World", a group of gods who are pissed at their pantheons and want to seperate the mortal world from other realms. None of them are truly evil (unless the Storyteller takes the suggestion to have one of them turn to the Titans, and even then TheMole is most likely a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds or WellIntentionedExtremist), and considering their background story, their goal is rather justified.

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** 1e ''God'' also offers another group of antagonists, the "Keepers of The World", a group of gods who are pissed at their pantheons and want to seperate separate the mortal world from other realms. None of them are truly evil (unless the Storyteller takes the suggestion to have one of them turn to the Titans, and even then TheMole is most likely a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds or WellIntentionedExtremist), and considering their background story, their goal is rather justified.


* FiveManBand:
** The Band actually fits this very well...
*** TheHero: [[CowboyCop Horace]] [[YouKilledMyFather Farrow]], the [[EyepatchOfPower one-eyed]] son of Horus
*** TheLancer: [[PerkyGoth Brigitte]] [[DarkIsNotEvil de la Croix]], the mortician daughter of [[DemBones Baron Samedi]]
*** TheBigGuy: [[NaiveNewcomer Eric]] [[BoisterousBruiser Donner]], the high-school quarterback son of Thor
*** TheSmartGuy: [[MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate Dr.]] [[DefectorFromDecadence Aaron]] [[TallDarkAndSnarky Tigrillo]], sorcerer/surgeon son of [[GodOfEvil Tezcatlipoca]]
*** TheChick: Both [[LonelyRichKid Donnie]] [[ChickMagnet Rhodes]], the [[RichIdiotWithNoDayJob socialite]] son of Aphrodite and [[ShrinkingViolet Yukiko]] [[ActionGirl Kuromizu]], the biker chick daughter of Susanoo
** The Shinsengumi. They're stated outright to be mostly {{Worthy Opponent}}s, and most of them perform a collective HeelFaceTurn in first edition ''God'' when Kane's actions come to light.
*** BigBad: [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Kane]] [[{{Yakuza}} Taoka]], who is technically himself the Dragon to [[DarkIsEvil Mikaboshi]].
*** TheDragon: [[CainAndAbel Seth Farrow]], explicitly described as Kane’s right-hand man.
*** EvilGenius: [[ManipulativeBastard Sylvester]] [[TheBarnum Guiler]], a con man through and through.
*** TheBrute: Victor Fingers, Scion of Ares. What more need be said?
*** DarkChick: [[DarkMagicalGirl Orlanda]] [[LoveMakesYouEvil Elliot]] and [[FemmeFatale Marie]] [[RichBitch Glapion]] both fit this in spades.
** The Keepers of The World fit here as well.
*** BigBad: Imhotep, the mastermind behind the Great Working.
*** TheDragon: Heracles is in charge of capturing a Hekatonkheire and rearranging the topography of the World according to the Great Working.
*** EvilGenius: Wayland Smith, who's helping Imhotep design the Great Working.
*** TheBrute: [[{{Gonk}} Marinette]], being AxCrazy to boost.
*** DarkChick: Himiko, a chief financial backer for the group.
*** SixthRanger: [[TheAtoner Hernán Cortés]]; only Imhotep knows about his part in the group.


* FiveBadBand:
** The Shinsengumi, at first. They're stated outright to be mostly {{Worthy Opponent}}s, and most of them perform a collective HeelFaceTurn in first edition ''God'' when Kane's actions come to light.

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* FiveBadBand:
FiveManBand:
** The Shinsengumi, at first.Band actually fits this very well...
*** TheHero: [[CowboyCop Horace]] [[YouKilledMyFather Farrow]], the [[EyepatchOfPower one-eyed]] son of Horus
*** TheLancer: [[PerkyGoth Brigitte]] [[DarkIsNotEvil de la Croix]], the mortician daughter of [[DemBones Baron Samedi]]
*** TheBigGuy: [[NaiveNewcomer Eric]] [[BoisterousBruiser Donner]], the high-school quarterback son of Thor
*** TheSmartGuy: [[MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate Dr.]] [[DefectorFromDecadence Aaron]] [[TallDarkAndSnarky Tigrillo]], sorcerer/surgeon son of [[GodOfEvil Tezcatlipoca]]
*** TheChick: Both [[LonelyRichKid Donnie]] [[ChickMagnet Rhodes]], the [[RichIdiotWithNoDayJob socialite]] son of Aphrodite and [[ShrinkingViolet Yukiko]] [[ActionGirl Kuromizu]], the biker chick daughter of Susanoo
** The Shinsengumi.
They're stated outright to be mostly {{Worthy Opponent}}s, and most of them perform a collective HeelFaceTurn in first edition ''God'' when Kane's actions come to light.



* FiveManBand: The Band actually fits this very well...
** TheHero: [[CowboyCop Horace]] [[YouKilledMyFather Farrow]], the [[EyepatchOfPower one-eyed]] son of Horus
** TheLancer: [[PerkyGoth Brigitte]] [[DarkIsNotEvil de la Croix]], the mortician daughter of [[DemBones Baron Samedi]]
** TheBigGuy: [[NaiveNewcomer Eric]] [[BoisterousBruiser Donner]], the high-school quarterback son of Thor
** TheSmartGuy: [[MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate Dr.]] [[DefectorFromDecadence Aaron]] [[TallDarkAndSnarky Tigrillo]], sorcerer/surgeon son of [[GodOfEvil Tezcatlipoca]]
** TheChick: Both [[LonelyRichKid Donnie]] [[ChickMagnet Rhodes]], the [[RichIdiotWithNoDayJob socialite]] son of Aphrodite and [[ShrinkingViolet Yukiko]] [[ActionGirl Kuromizu]], the biker chick daughter of Susanoo


* OurMonstersAreDifferent: Pretty much all of the attached subtropes can be found in Scion to one degree or another, with various monsters showing different levels of alteration from their mythological origins. Different kinds of [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampires]] range from [[HorrorHunger heart-eating]], [[BatOutOfHell bat-like]] Camazotz through to [[LooksLikeOrlock bald-headed, pointy-eared]] Vrykolakas. [[OurWerebeastsAreDifferent Therianthropy]] consists of a three-stage infection which sees a were-beast gain greater control over their transformations in exchange for becoming increasingly enslaved to the Titans. [[OurMonstersAreWeird Numerous other examples]] abound.

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* OurMonstersAreDifferent: Pretty much all of the attached subtropes can be found in Scion to one degree or another, with various monsters showing different levels of alteration from their mythological origins. Different kinds of [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampires]] range from [[HorrorHunger heart-eating]], [[BatOutOfHell bat-like]] Camazotz through to [[LooksLikeOrlock [[LooksLikeOrlok bald-headed, pointy-eared]] Vrykolakas. [[OurWerebeastsAreDifferent Therianthropy]] consists of a three-stage infection which sees a were-beast gain greater control over their transformations in exchange for becoming increasingly enslaved to the Titans. [[OurMonstersAreWeird Numerous other examples]] abound.


** Second edition changes things by adding an innate power to each Purview, many of which were the one-dot RequiredSecondaryPowers of first edition.



* StartMyOwn: Second edition God will provide rules for a group of Scions to make their own pantheon together, complete with a creation myth that is retroactively just as valid as any other pantheon's. In first edition God-level Horace ''wants'' to go off and form a new pantheon with his old band, but the demands of the war keep him too busy.



* StrollingThroughTheChaos: The one-dot Boon of - naturally - the Chaos Purview in 1e, so long as one does not get involved in whatever chaotic event is occurring.

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* StrollingThroughTheChaos: The one-dot Boon of - naturally - the Chaos Purview in 1e, 1e (and the innate ability of same in 2e), so long as one does not get involved in whatever chaotic event is occurring.

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* DoesNotLikeMen: Amazons, available as antagonists or Followers (only for female Scions) are described in the [=1e=] Hero book as "[[BiTheWay bisexual]] misandrists." They view men, even male Scions, as ''at best'' [[EnemyMine temporary allies against a great threat]], and more typically as just glorified sperm donors to help make more Amazons. This might be a one-night stand or becoming a full-blown BreedingSlave, pumping babies into as many Amazons as possible before the poor guy's virility is worn out. [[DistractedByTheSexy Some don't consider this to be that bad a fate, though.]]


* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: The decision to explicitly go with [[TheUnmasquedWorld an overt]] UrbanFantasy setting for the 2nd edition did ''not'' go well by a small yet vocal minority among the fans, some of which appear to still be hoping for a [[RetCon change back]].


* {{Transsexual}}: Blair Thomas.

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* {{Transsexual}}: {{Transgender}}: Blair Thomas.


The game's default setting has also received a major shakeup, with the assumption of a [[TabletopGame/TheWorldOfDarkness World of Darkness-like]] state in which [[{{Masquerade}} the mythical is hidden away from the public]] replaced with a more in-depth look at the [[AlternateHistory realistic implications of powerful gods and monsters existing throughout and influencing history]], both openly and behind the scenes. The modern-day World is one where pagan religions are popular and accepted, and where the mythical hides in plain sight, with tengu nests among Japan's skyscrapers and [[MemeticMutation Norwegian government troll preserves]]. [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks It goes without saying that some fans of the 1st edition were not pleased.]]

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The game's default setting has also received a major shakeup, with the assumption of a [[TabletopGame/TheWorldOfDarkness World of Darkness-like]] state in which [[{{Masquerade}} the mythical is hidden away from the public]] replaced with a more in-depth look at the [[AlternateHistory realistic implications of powerful gods and monsters existing throughout and influencing history]], both openly and behind the scenes. The modern-day World is one where pagan religions are popular and accepted, and where the mythical hides in plain sight, with tengu nests among Japan's skyscrapers and [[MemeticMutation Norwegian government troll preserves]]. [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks It goes without saying that some fans of the 1st edition were not pleased.]]
preserves]].

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* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: The decision to explicitly go with [[TheUnmasquedWorld an overt]] UrbanFantasy setting for the 2nd edition did ''not'' go well by a small yet vocal minority among the fans, some of which appear to still be hoping for a [[RetCon change back]].

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* CoversAlwaysLie: Well, maybe not always, but the Yazata cover certainly does when it boldly declares that the book contains "new Knacks!" The only new Knack is Easy Rider, which is NPC-only (all it does is negate any Dexterity penalties that the Horsemen would have taken from being half-motorcycle).

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