Children of the Gods (Important poll #12306)

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#12143

The difference between Cal and Aseon vs Priscilla and Zeus is that Cal and Aeson were friends first and that they had trust to begin with. It’s recently due to whatever is going on that their relationship is straining and thus the deteriorating trust. They had it to begin rather than completely being absent

At the very least, it’s made clear Cal and Aeson’s trust issues is because they care. Cal thinks he’s too reckless and Aeson feels he should carry the weight of the world alone (sans MC)

And again, they were not devoid of having trust from the get go. It is/was there. So when Cal says she doesn’t trust him, it’s not she doesn’t really but she doesn’t like where his decisions are going

(And as of now to what we know)

Priscilla, at the very least, did not trust Zeus from the beginning and implied by gia that even during the duration of their relationship did not. There was no basis for a romantic bond between her and Zeus as of her current journals

(The dude’s introduction in her diary is that she views him like he’s a stalker does not bode well)

Priscilla has been referred to as someone Zeus “owns” or someone who Zeus thinks he’s entitled to. And this gets lampshaded a lot. Refer to how many times past/present rewrite that he talks about her as being “his” and other possessive terms/references. Priscilla also knows this.

Most Explicit Reference

Zeus thinks he has some semblance of claim over me. He has never outright said so, but the way he watches me and talks of me expresses the notion enough

And Priscilla’s first instinct – as per her diary entry – is to run from him because she straight up thinks he’s bad news and continuously writes (in her entries) why she does not trust him, want to be around him, etc.

So given these two at the very least, I don’t see how this can develop into love when clearly she:

  1. is held captive and has never been given free reign to believe she is not in a prisoner of Olympus – her birthing the MC says a lot when she says they are her ticket out

  2. the imbalance of power within the relationship (like in an earlier thread here talked of how consensual was her relationship with Zeus given he’s a god and she’s a mortal, and reference texts are very explicit in how Zeus deals with his conquests, I mean can she say no to him and it is a no Zeus will honor?)

So as someone who has worked with people dealing with similar situations as Priscilla, it is very concerning (to me) that this gets labeled as “love”

Attraction, yes. But love? Very leery of the term to describe them as such


#12144

Zeus is actually my second favorite choice for dad.


#12145

@squarelyblue

Ok, I see where you’re coming from better now.

Honestly, it’s really hard to judge the nature of Priscilla and Zeus’ relationship completely without some more context, but it’s not too hard to be iffy toward the the possible genuine nature of Zeus’ affection due to @Rohie saying outright that the King loves the Bearer in the same way he loved Priscilla: he views them both as his possessions. Can’t wait to see his reactions when his current ‘possession’ proves to be much less agreeable and much more willful than his ego ever thought was possible (like just picture him try to order the Bearer to do something that goes against their personal values and having the Demigod look at him with fury or coldness as they flat out tell him ‘no’. That might be something to look forward to for some players at least).


#12146

Five hours later zeus is still zero.


#12147

In this rare image we see Zeus declaring himself as the father of MC and Hades consoling the MC.
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#12148

Zeus always loses the polls here, that’s why Poseidon was the default choice to begin with.

Whether fishdaddy won because of Percy Jackson, or because fiction is so full of child of Zeus stories that horse has been beaten to death, resurrected, and then beaten to death again, don’t know.

Or maybe Zeus lost because as portrayed in myth and this game, he’s complete garbage.


#12149

Y’all are operating under the presumption that Priscilla and Zeus’s relationship was a healthy one; wherein trust was assumed. It wasn’t.
She DID love him, but she laboured under no assumptions abt the fact that the love Zeus had for her was anything but possessive.


#12150

We understand the nature of the relationship more or less from the snippets released by the authors and from the material available in the story. It’s just that most of us do not feel too comfortable with the concept. It seems like a fine case of Stockholm Syndrome and the fact that our MC is born out of such a relationship does put some of readers a bit off.


#12151

A day later Zeus has some votes, after whining and causing a thunderstorm.


#12152

Guess miracles can happen. :laughing:

Although it says quite a bit about a character’s nature when most players preferred being the child of any god besides him when it comes to their most often used Bearer. With Hades and Poseidon, the idea of developing a familial bond seemed somewhat more plausible, as well as the notion that the two other gods had some form of genuine care for Pricilla that Zeus lacks, which also would make a player more open to making a connection with these former fathers.

Zeus, however, isn’t a character that invokes a desire for a family connection from most players probably due to the fact he comes off as the most questionable father of the Trinity. Maybe the King of the Gods will experience some type of character development during the story but, as of now, people being generally leery about being his child and his relationship with Priscilla is understandable.

Hopefully the player is given a good deal of range to have their Bearer express the various types of (possible) discomfort being Zeus’ child has them feeling and (as mentioned before) has moments where they can put their foot down and tell him ‘no’ and be somewhat rebellious when he tries to treat the Bearer as a possession he can order around. Or at least give the Bearer a chance to have some other father-figure in their life.

As of now though, I’m going to just headcanon the idea that Evander had found a father-figure of his own during his time on the run from the Seekers…a father-figure who happens to be a centaur clan leader. Because the idea of the soft-spoken, gentlemanly Evander finding a sense of family in a herd of loud, boisterous centaurs just amuses me too much. :laughing:


#12153

~5 votes for Zeus (I’d guess) out of 59
vs the other two having quadruple or more his count.
That’s gotta hurt old thunder-butts pride.
Edit: you know come to think of it Zeus is a lot like Richard the lion heart in some ways
Great warrior terrible family man.


#12154

You know what I missed the most (besides Hades, obviously)? Hades’s gun. You can have all the opinion you want regarding his character, but you can’t deny that his gift for your trial is the most useful of the three. Hornydaddy gave us a mysterious pill with no instruction on how to use it, nor did he tell us WHAT it will do. Fishdaddy gave us a trident (iirc), useful, but also hard to carry around. Best daddy? Best daddy gave us gun, simple and pragmatic, I doubt any non-hermes descendant demigod can dodge a bullet, even then I still doubt that Sage is fast enough to dodge it.


#12155

I mean, Sage doesn’t even attempt to attack the Bearer if they have a gun, so that certainly says something.:laughing:


#12156

i hope so too, but what i really want for this game (and most games, honestly) is the option “sigh wearily” (“at everything?” “at everything.”) thus giving us an entirely new personality type: exhausted which allows us to sigh at almost every other interaction for the rest of the game

example:

Zeus: is our father
My MC Vesper: sighs wearily

Sage: is Sage
Vesper: sighs wearily

Aeson: has an intertwined destiny with us
Vesper: long drawn out sigh
Aeson: me too the fuck

so what im saying is, i want the option for our Bearer to express their discomfort at everything

The Gods: Hey, you’re actually the universe!
Vesper: the longest sigh ever


#12157

Be careful with that last sigh you destroyed everything last time you did that…


#12158

Mourning Intensifies


#12159

Pats shoulder companionablely

Let us all mourn together, fellow Children of the Gods, for the heavy losses of Poseidon and Hades, along with the dream of having a genuine bond with our Godly fathers. Though both are now unattainable, the God of the Seas and the God of the Underworld will always have the strongest influence toward our Bearers in a way that Zeus can only pretend he’s capable of achieving (at the moment).

By the Twelve, that was so ridiculously dramatic on my end :rofl:


#12160

Just let me kill zeus and I will be happy.


#12161

I wonder if we take the romance route with Aeson, would it be possible to call him cheesy stuff like: ‘‘My other half.’’ ‘‘My soulmate.’’

I mean, our destinies are intertwined. So those lovey-dovey words would actually be true. Aeson holds the other half of the essence, so the ‘‘my other half’’-thing is actually legit.


#12162

tbh I’m blown away by how many people wanted Poseidon as their Pop-Pop.

I’ve only been aware of this game for like a week, so I don’t know 100% understand the fandom’s interpretation of Poseidon. According to the comments, he came off as chill and just kinda…je ne sais quoi

My gut tells me that there used to be more Poseidon content or word-of-god had really cool scenarios with him…either that or Percy Jackson had more of an affect on fans of mythology than I initially expected.

idk, would anyone mind giving me their thoughts on Poseidon? I just really feel that I don’t have the full picture here.