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Demigod Power is an RP forum set within the universe of Percy Jackson and the Olympians. Taking place after the conclusion of The Heroes of Olympus, it features a host of new characters and plots. The forum has developed its own established canon since its creation, and while occasionally plots involve every character, the majority of plots revolve around the Knights of Olympus, an order of demigods who rose up to combat global threats beyond Greek Mythology (mortal villains who can see through the Mist, rogue automatons, other demigods, etc.).

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Note that plots differ from arcs. Plots are quests, and multiple plots make up one arc. The list of plots and arcs include:

  • Ascension Arc
    • Hand Of Doom: A long-dead veteran of the Demigod Civil War returns to life, bent on revenge against camp for betraying and killing him.
    • The Ronin War: The Ronins, a large group of anti-Olympian demigods, make their move and attack camp, and a major love triangle comes to a close.
    • Rise Of The Hierophant: An ancient demititan awakens from hibernation, and overthrows the Olympians, forcing nine demigods to stand against him and fulfill a millenia-old prophecy.
    • Dream Of The Dead: The dead have mysteriously returned to life in droves, serving three beings they call their Mothers. A former antagonist returns as well, to lead a new band of heroes on a quest to restore the natural order.
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    • Earthfall: Sentinel, known enemy of the Knights, uncovers a superweapon created by the Hierophant, and a the heroes of all four previous plots unite to prevent unspeakable calamity.
  • Aftermath Arc
    • The Summer Queen: Chinatsu Himura, daughter of Eris, moves to take over Sentinel's resources in the wake of his defeat, and comes into conflict with the Knights. Meanwhile Deucalion, the same one from the myths, makes his presence known to the Knights.
    • Into The Abyss: When one of their own gets dragged into Tartarus, the Knights race to rescue him before he is lost, and uncover one of the most dangerous places in the Pit, home to a sinister threat.
    • The Awakening: Deucalion's plan to save the world comes to a head, and the Knights are torn into two factions, arguing whether or not to stop him, resulting in a civil war which could tear the world apart.
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    • Dying Light: In the aftermath of the Awakening, Algrias, king of the phaemorphs, has forced his way out of Tartarus and begun an apocalyptic rampage across the Earth. Divided and beaten, the Knights must band together in their darkest hour to defeat him, in a war guaranteed to demand sacrifice.
  • Revelations Arc
    • Beyond The Veil: Aiesha, a rogue demigod, means to destroy the Mist, because she believes demigods must take their rightful place above the mortals. This endeavor unleashes a chain reaction of events that no one, not even the Knights, could have predicted. Meanwhile Nathaniel Thorne, United States Secretary of Defense, prepares to bring the might of mortals down on the demigods.
    • Golems of the Forge: In the aftermath of the destruction of the Mist, when the Forge twins, sometimes-allies of the Knights, create a golem clone of the Hierophant called Adam, it escapes and prepares to ascend to godhood in order to fulfill the wishes of the original Hierophant. At the same time, tensions heat up between mortal and demigods as the civilian casualties of the Knights' battles come to light, and an old enemy (Lysimar) returns from the grave to make a deal with Taren Bastendorf—his servitude in exchange for Lysimar's help in restoring the Mist.
    • Threads of Fate: Ryan Carter, brother of Jonathan (a character from Rise of the Hieropant), kidnaps the Fates and seeks to take their power. Sensing this, the Fates scatter their symbols of power across the globe and recruit demigods to hunt them down and use them to defeat Ryan before he can tear Olympus down.
    • Promise of Destruction: Things come to a boiling point between mortals and demigods during Jolon and Eli's wedding, and Thorne arrests all the Knights of Olympus in one fell swoop, then is granted emergency power by the government and prepares to annihilate demigods once and for all. Only a handful remain—degenerates and noncombatants and villains who must put aside their differences and work together to save the mythological world.
  • Knightfall Arc
    • The Winter Prince: TBA
Serial Escalation is in full effect, as the plots begin to escalate in their intensity and scope.

A character sheet is being developed.

This page assumes readers have been caught up with all the completed plots. Spoilers for anything before Knightfall will be unmarked.

This series includes examples of:

  • Abusive Parents
    • Jolon's mother Jessica counts, of the emotional variety.
    • Koda's mother as well.
    • On the immortal side, there's Phobetor, God of Nightmares, who's a dick to his children.
    • Perses, Titan of Destruction, takes away his son's powers and challenges him to prove himself worthy of being his son.
    • Shirou's mother attempted to kill him more than once.
  • Aerith and Bob: There are normal names, like Peter and Carly and Steven, and then you have names like Tempest, Jolon and Rhaenys.
  • Anyone Can Die: Character deaths have been few and far between thus far, but this trope remains in effect because there is nothing stopping the writers from killing off any of their characters.
    • Played straight hard by the time the third plot rolls around. Rise Of The Hierophant sees the death of half the main characters by the time it ends.
    • Dream of the Dead sees the death (and also the re-death) of a few characters.
  • Artifact of Doom: Used three times so far.
    • During Hand Of Doom, Clayton used one to summon his army of monsters.
    • Another was used by the Ronins during the Ronin War plot. They almost succeed in destroying the Olympians with it.
    • Dream Of The Dead sees three artifacts which can become one, and have the portal to rip open a hole between the realms of the living and the dead.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Not many, but there are a handful of monsters which qualify.
    • The Colchian Dragon is depicted as a large, legless serpent with a head the size o an eighteen-wheeler. Its habitat was Crater Lake, one of the deepest lakes in the United States, and we never saw it's entire body.
    • Cetus definitely qualifies, being even larger.
  • Darker and Edgier: With each plot, as the list of dead characters grows, the forum has become much grittier and darker.
    • It begins with Rise Of The Hierophant, which sees many of the heroes at their lowest, unable to cope with their dwindling party and the reality that more will die.
    • Dream Of The Dead veers straight off the cliffs of despair, complete with brainwashed, resurrected characters forced to fight their friends and loved ones, a much more gritty tone, and a party composed entirely of undesirable anti-heroes and anti-villains.
    • To date, Dying Light has been the darkest yet. Camp Half-Blood was destroyed, the Roman demigods all enslaved by Algrias, and all Greek demigods forced on the run. The Knights were scattered and had lost their leader, and Algrias was tearing across the country, seemingly unstoppable.
  • Darkest Hour: Happens in the final plot of each arc.
    • In Earthfall, the heroes were left to die on Harvester Island while Lysimar prepared to activate the Harvester and kill everyone on the planet.
    • In Dying Light, Camo Half-Blood was destroyed and the Knights were forced to go on the run, and their allies had either been killed or corrupted into slaves by Algrias.
    • Promise of Destruction begins with a darkest hour, in which the Knights are arrested and put out of commission, leaving a handful of unqualified monsters and demigods to save the day.
  • Frickin' Laser Beams: A few demigods utilize these, though not with guns. Many of them are children of Apollo or another deity with some connection to light.
  • Genre Shift: Each major arc has a different tone to it.
    • Ascension is hardcore science-fantasy with a heavy emphasis on advanced technology.
    • Aftermath is firmly in the dark fantasy territory.
    • Revelations switches things up the most drastically by becoming a political/action drama, of all things.
  • Lighter and Softer: The third arc, Revelations, while not devoid of dramatic moments and seriousness, was notably less doom and gloom than the arcs which preceded it.
  • Love Triangle: The most famous one was between Cal, Faith, and Peter. In the end, Cal dies, Faith becomes a Hunter of Artemis, and Peter loses an arm.
  • N.G.O. Superpower: By the third arc, Revelations, the Knights have become this, and it becomes a plot point when the Mist is destroyed and mortals become aware of their existence. Thorne even goes so far as to call the Knights a hostile foreign power amassing inside the nation's borders.
  • No Endor Holocaust: Defied. Twice there have been gigantic exploding constructs falling from the sky, and twice efforts needed to be made the make sure they landed far away from anyone who could be hurt by the crash.
  • Precursors: The Golden Age people who lived during the rule of the Titans have been built as this. While their fate is currently unknown, they did leave behind a number of artifacts which function like a blend of science and magic.
    • Earthfall reveals that it's really a form of alchemy, and that they went extinct when the Hierophant slaughtered them to use their souls to create his indestructible armor.
  • Set Right What Once Went Wrong: It's a plot point in Dying Light. Connor comes back to the present to prevent the future he grew up in, in which an abomination of Algrias and Veronica rules the world.
  • The End of the World as We Know It: Attempted (perhaps unwittingly) during the Ronin War. Destroying the gods has been stated in the source canon that it would end Western Civilization.
    • Not every time, but it seems this has become the standard endgame for most arcs. It's easier to count the plots which didn't concern the end of the world.
    • Dying Light shows that in the future, the world actualy did end, but with Algrias' death the future was saved.
  • There Are No Global Consequences: Played straight, but then defied and used as a plot point in Revelations. The Knights' battles are not without their casualties, and many characters reference them after they have happened.
    • Sentinel's invasion of Manhattan claimed a few dozen lives.
    • In The Summer Queen, Chinatsu brainwashes Seth and tests out his powers on Colombus, Ohio. The result ends up with 1,000 people dead. But because of the Mist, no mortals can explain why these people died.
    • At the end of The Awakening, Algrias' arrival is so powerful it turns the city San Pedro Sula into slag, killing about a million people.
    • This even becomes a plot point in the third arc, Revelations: Now that the Mist has been destroyed and demigods revealed, the world blames those deaths on the Knights (despite the fact that they were the ones trying to stop it), and wants them to be held accountable.
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