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  • Great Scions of Fiction!

    I decided this might be a little less fractious than the "Great Scions of History" thread.

    To kick us off, since my wife has been binging on original-flavor CSI lately, I'll posit Gil Grissom as a Scion of Thoth. (I haven't given too much thought to the others yet, though Jim Brass strikes me as a Scion of Horus...)

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    Hmm....I kinda had it in my head for a bit that Walter White might be a scion of Tezcatlipoca, having both a keen mind and a penchant for destruction. The fact that he drives an Aztek would probably come up too. Also I will give 500 imaginary Imortan Joe Fun Bucks to whoever has the best argument for which god or goddess bore "Mad" Max Rockatansky. Been thinking about that one for a while...

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      Kvothe, the protagonist of Patrick Rothfuss' Kingkiller novels, might make a good model for a Scion of Hermes. He's a flaming genius, very much a trickster (who sometimes gets caught by his own schemes), an inventor and musician (Hermes invented the lyre, IIRC), and a prodigy at the quasi-scientific magic of his world -- though his obsession is to find the deeper, storybook-style magic of Naming that grants direct control instead of mere redirection of forces. He is also a skilled actor and liar, which adds a level of complexity to the first-person narrative.

      Dean Shomshak

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      • #4
        Wonder Woman is absolutely a modern Scion. Depending on which version of her Origin is true,(there's some confusion about that at the moment...) she's either a natural Born daughter of Zeus; or a Construct. Either way, she has the Amazon Template as part of her Path; her mother is Hippolyta, Queen of Themyscira.


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        • #5
          Originally posted by DShomshak View Post
          Kvothe, the protagonist of Patrick Rothfuss' Kingkiller novels, might make a good model for a Scion of Hermes. He's a flaming genius, very much a trickster (who sometimes gets caught by his own schemes), an inventor and musician (Hermes invented the lyre, IIRC), and a prodigy at the quasi-scientific magic of his world -- though his obsession is to find the deeper, storybook-style magic of Naming that grants direct control instead of mere redirection of forces. He is also a skilled actor and liar, which adds a level of complexity to the first-person narrative.

          Dean Shomshak
          ‚ÄčI actually think Kvothe fits better as a Tuatha scion, maybe of Lugh. He's brilliant, proficient in several fields, a magician and musician of the highest caliber, he's even had dealings with the Fair Folk.

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          • #6
            Good point. (I just know Greek myths better than Irish, so that's what I think of first.)

            DS

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            • #7
              I'd have to second Lugh for Kvothe. For Hermes, I'll go with two characters I just finished reading about....Locke Lamora from Scott Lynch's Gentleman Bastards series and Kaz Brekker from Leigh Bardugo's Six of Crows, a spin-off of her Shadow and Bone trilogy. If you love reading about heists and rogues, I cannot recommend these books enough.

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              • #8
                Skwisgaar Skwigelf taller than a tree.

                Fatherklok strongly implies divine ancestry making this crypto-canon! Probably son of Balder or something.

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                • #9
                  Ron Swanson - Scion of an American God of some kind.

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                  • #10
                    You could do a pretty interesting Victorian chronicle with Sherlock Holmes, Allan Quartermain, Dorian Gray, Mowgli, and Mina Harker as Scions. Just not sure who they'd be offspring of.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by No One of Consequence View Post
                      You could do a pretty interesting Victorian chronicle with Sherlock Holmes, Allan Quartermain, Dorian Gray, Mowgli, and Mina Harker as Scions. Just not sure who they'd be offspring of.
                      League of Extraordinary Scions?! I love it!

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                      • #12
                        Would Mina Harker be a "Chosen" of a particular macabre and blood-thirsty Slavic god?


                        Check out my expansion to the Realm of Brass and Shadow

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by glamourweaver View Post
                          Would Mina Harker be a "Chosen" of a particular macabre and blood-thirsty Slavic god?
                          Possible. Or maybe she's the offspring of one of brighter ones, and he's a servant of the Titans.

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