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Re: The Jabverse: An O.C. Thread (Hera, Iris, Leto, Apollo, Hecate)

Post by Jabroniville » Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:00 am

Hey everyone! Apollo got a new pic! One I drew, even :):

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This is kinda how I picture him. Barely clad, glorious as balls, super-muscular, but with a stern expression. I'm not gay for him.

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Re: The Jabverse: An O.C. Thread (Hera, Iris, Leto, Apollo, Hecate)

Post by Shock » Sat Dec 02, 2017 2:46 pm

I love the huge sun covering the crotch area. Very subtle ;}

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Re: The Jabverse: An O.C. Thread (Hera, Iris, Leto, Apollo, Hecate)

Post by Ken » Sat Dec 02, 2017 3:41 pm

Jabroniville wrote:
Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:00 am
glorious as balls
Glorious as those lavish parties that Disney princesses are always going to? Or glorious as scrotum?
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Asclepius

Post by Jabroniville » Sun Dec 03, 2017 2:46 am

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ASCLEPIUS (aka Asklepios)
Role:
Minor God, The Physician of the Gods
PL 7 (180)
STRENGTH
7 STAMINA 7 AGILITY 2
FIGHTING 7 DEXTERITY 0
INTELLIGENCE 6 AWARENESS 4 PRESENCE 4

Skills:
Deception 4 (+7)
Expertise (History) 6 (+12)
Expertise (God) 4 (+10)
Insight 3 (+7)
Perception 1 (+5)
Persuasion 4 (+8)
Technology 6 (+12)
Treatment 18 (+24)

Advantages:
Benefit (Titan)

Powers:
"Alien Anatomy- Olympian"
"Immortal"
Immunity 7 (Aging, Poison, Disease, Hot, Cold, Pressure, Vacuum) [7]
Regeneration 4 (Feats: Regrows Limbs) [5]
Immortality 2 [4]

"Olympian Size" Growth 2 (+2 Mass, +2 Intimidation, -0 Fighting/Dodge, -2 Stealth, Reach 1) -- (10 feet) (Flaws: Limited to Non-ST & STA Growths) [4]

Healing 8 (Feats: Stabilize, Persistent) (Extras: Resurrection) [26]

"The Rod of Asclepius" (Flaws: Easily Removable) [24]
Healing +8 (Extras: Energizing 16, Area 16) (40 points)

Offense:
Unarmed +7 (+7 Damage, DC 22)
Initiative +2

Defenses:
Dodge +7 (DC 17), Parry +7 (DC 17), Toughness +7, Fortitude +8, Will +10

Complications:
Responsibility (The Olympian Pantheon)- All Gods have a place in the Pantheon, though some jobs are more important than others. Many Gods are meant to represent "concepts" and thus be worthy of worship to mortal beings.
Motivation (Healing)- Asclepius is considered the finest physician in the universe, and maintains that through constant practice and hard work.

Total: Abilities: 74 / Skills: 46--23 / Advantages: 1 / Powers: 70 / Defenses: 12 (180)

Asclepius in Mythology: Apollo is often seen as a God of Healing as well, meaning this guy kind of has his cult gobbled up by a much more famous God. But Asclepius ("To Cut Open") is a separate God of Healing- the son of Apollo and either Coronis or Arsinoe. The Rod of Asclepius is actually staggeringly more famous than the God who wields it- the staff with a snake entwined around it remains a universal symbol of medicine to this day. His name is very odd in the Hellenic world, and seems to come from a pre-Greek culture, meaning he's an older God than many of the others.

His mother was killed by Apollo for unfaithfulness (or just died in childbirth) and her body burned, but the unborn child was freed from her womb, and raised by the centaur Chiron. His healing powers grew so well under Chrion's tutelage (and that of snakes, who were wielders of wisdom) that Zeus killed him in order to prevent humans from overrunning the world. Apollo was furious and killed the Cyclopes who made Zeus's Thunderbolts, and was punished for a year, but ultimately peace was made- some stories indicate Asclepius was brought back to life and made a God. Asclepius marries Epione, and has five daughters: Hygeia (Good Health), Panacea (Cure-All), Akeso (Healing), Iaso (Remedy) and Aigle (Radiance). He also has a son named Aratus with Aristodama.

-Asclepius was a mere mortal- the greatest healer of all time in his day. He was a demigod- the son of Apollo with a mortal woman, who was slain by Apollo for being unfaithful to him. Her body was upon the funeral pyre, and the infant was rescued from the womb by his father, who had the boy instructed in the arts of healing. Asclepius eventually grew to outstrip his father and any of his trainers in this regard, to the point where he gained fame throughout the cosmos. However, his skills drew annoyance from Ares (who saw men surviving surely-fatal injuries) and Hades (who found his realm dwindling in new guests), and so he was frequently shuffled from world to world, preventing any society from growing advanced enough in medicine to stave off death entirely. This led to rumors of his death, and that the Gods had executed him for his crimes.

-However, in truth, he had been deified- one of the only mortals to be turned into a God through their skills. It was deemed important enough to their mortal cattle to have great medical treatment, and he was a good sign of the "benevolence" of the Gods- a great healer is one of the best signs of a just and caring pantheon. The now-immortal Asclepius soon had several immortal children, and created many of the universe's great hospitals. Despite his caregiving nature, the God can be as capricious as his fellows- he willfully holds back cures to important diseases from cultures he deems unworthy or not advanced enough, and is willing to create new diseases to watch their progression. He will also not divulge cures to just anyone, as a few Earth superheroes have discovered to their chagrin, when they have allies suffering from alien plagues. Typically, the cure is only received after a large Fetch Quest or something like it.

-Asclepius is the greatest physician of all time, in addition to wielding the mystical "Rod of Asclepius", a truly magical device which can increase his healing powers greatly.

Jab's Notes: Asclepius is a weird one, and I struggled a bit with his basic character, motivation, and history. I wanted this great God of Healers... but wouldn't he just try to cure EVERYTHING? So I made a much darker, shades-of-grey character- one who was as much a scientist and experimenter as healer, while also saving thousands of lives (millions in the long term).

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The Medical Gods

Post by Jabroniville » Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:41 am

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THE CHILDREN OF ASCLEPIUS
Role:
Minor Gods, The Physicians of the Gods
PL 7 (129)
STRENGTH
7 STAMINA 7 AGILITY 2
FIGHTING 7 DEXTERITY 0
INTELLIGENCE 4 AWARENESS 3 PRESENCE 3

Skills:
Deception 4 (+7)
Expertise (History) 6 (+10)
Expertise (God) 4 (+8)
Insight 3 (+6)
Perception 1 (+4)
Technology 6 (+10)
Treatment 12 (+16)

Advantages:
Benefit (Titan)

Powers:
"Alien Anatomy- Olympian"
"Immortal"
Immunity 7 (Aging, Poison, Disease, Hot, Cold, Pressure, Vacuum) [7]
Regeneration 4 (Feats: Regrows Limbs) [5]
Immortality 2 [4]

"Olympian Size" Growth 2 (+2 Mass, +2 Intimidation, -0 Fighting/Dodge, -2 Stealth, Reach 1) -- (10 feet) (Flaws: Limited to Non-ST & STA Growths) [4]

Healing 8 [16]

Offense:
Unarmed +7 (+7 Damage, DC 22)
Initiative +2

Defenses:
Dodge +7 (DC 17), Parry +7 (DC 17), Toughness +7, Fortitude +8, Will +5

Complications:
Responsibility (The Olympian Pantheon)- All Gods have a place in the Pantheon, though some jobs are more important than others. Many Gods are meant to represent "concepts" and thus be worthy of worship to mortal beings.

Total: Abilities: 66 / Skills: 36--18 / Advantages: 1 / Powers: 36 / Defenses: 8 (129)

-The Children of Asclepius are his agents, advisors and subordinates, generally a part of his mission.

PAEAN (Deliverer From Evil/Calamity)- PL 7 (129):
Paean in Mythology: Paean only appears in a couple of stories, and is so minor that no parentage is given. This means it's likely that he's just Asclepius by another (possibly local) name, as he's got the same concept. However, HOMER of all people names in in "The Iliad", meaning he's no generic nothing. His name someone means "Deliverer from evil/calamity".

-Paean is the "Physician of the Gods"- a great healer like his father Asclepius, but one primarily meant to protect the bodies of the official Olympians in battle (in effect, a medic that only works on "Officers".

Jab's Notes: A minor nothing god, but I figured I could split him off from Asclepius (whom I chose to make Paean's father).

PANACEA (The Cure-All)- PL 7 (130): Healing has Feats: Persistent [1]
Panacea in Mythology: Yes, "Panacea" literally means "The All-Cure" or something like it. She only ever appears in a "List of Names" when mentioning Healer-Gods, and is just one of the children of Asclepius & Epione.

-Panacea is named the "Cure-All", but is really just as qualified as any others of Asclepius's children.

IASO (Remedy)- PL 7 (130): Healing has Feats: Restorative [1]
Iaso in Mythology: Another minor name, Iaso had a minor shrine to her in one temple. Usually just just went alongside her father.

AKESO (Healing/Curing)- PL 7 (130): Healing has Feats: Persistent [1]
Akeso in Mythology: Similar to Panacea, but she represents the act of curing rather than the cure itself.

EPIONE (Soothing)- PL (129):
Epione in Mythology: Her name literally means "Soothing". She is the wife of Asclepius, and therefore the mother of all of his healing-powered children. Unlike most other Gods, she has no named parents in any surviving literature.

AIGLE (Radiance of Good Health)- PL (129):
Aigle in Mythology: Aigle's name means "Radiance" as it applies to a general "glow" of good health.

HYGEIA (Good Health)- PL (129):
Hygeia in Mythology: Hygeia, called Solus in Latin, just means "Good Health", though now we take her name to mean "Hygiene", which is sort of a cleanliness thing. Her cult is much larger than the other children's, as she had separate worship, and she often sits next to her father, wielding a large serpent (a symbol of medicine in ancient times).

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Aristaios

Post by Jabroniville » Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:44 am

Aristaios in Mythology: A "rustic god" of shepherds, beekeeping, honey and olive-based stuff, and extremely minor. His name means "Most Excellent/Useful". He was the son of Apollo & a mortal woman, though one marks him as a brother of the Titans (being the child of Earth & Sky). Apparently he was born mortal, but ascended to godhood through his good works to mankind. He is known primarily as a benevolent God, never appearing to do harm.

-Aristaios is the son of Apollo and a mortal shepherdess he'd fallen in love with on a faraway world. Their son grew up mortal, but became among the most gifted farmers in the galaxy, sharing his gift with many others- for this, and to show the "lesser races" that they were kind and rewarded hard work, the Gods rendered him immortal. His job largely finished these days, he is among the Gods more likely to be seen relaxing. He remains very obscure to many mortals; his peak long since passed.

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Re: The Jabverse: An O.C. Thread (Hera, Iris, Leto, Apollo, Hecate)

Post by Ken » Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:44 am

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Artemis

Post by Jabroniville » Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:45 am

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ARTEMIS, GODDESS OF THE MOON (aka Diana)
Hgt:
6'2" (10'6" in God Form) Wgt: 850 lbs.
Role: Goddess of the Moon, Hunting, Animals & Wilderness, Birth, Protection, Children, Maiden Dance & Song, Death & Disease
PL 12 (352)
STRENGTH
9 STAMINA 9 AGILITY 6
FIGHTING 10 DEXTERITY 4
INTELLIGENCE 5 AWARENESS 4 PRESENCE 5

Skills:
Close Combat (Unarmed) 2 (+12)
Expertise (History) 8 (+11)
Expertise (Animals) 16 (+21)
Expertise (Science) 10 (+15)
Insight 4 (+8)
Intimidation 7 (+12)
Perception 8 (+12)
Stealth 9 (+15)
Technology 6 (+11)
Treatment 2 (+6)
Vehicles 2 (+6)

Advantages:
Benefit 4 (Elite God), Daze (Intimidation), Favoured Foe (Monsters & Beasts), Fearless, Great Endurance, Improved Critical (Arrows) 2, Improved Initiative 2, Power Attack, Quick Draw, Ranged Attack 8, Startle, Tracking, Ultimate Aim

Powers:
"Alien Anatomy- Olympian"
"Immortal"
Immunity 7 (Aging, Poison, Disease, Hot, Cold, Pressure, Vacuum) [7]
Regeneration 8 (Feats: Regrows Limbs) [9]
Immortality 2 [4]
Power-Lifting 1 (50 tons) [1]
Features 1: Increased Mass [1]

"Olympian Size" Growth 2 (+2 Mass, +2 Intimidation, -0 Fighting/Dodge, -2 Stealth, Reach 1) -- (10 feet) (Flaws: Limited to Non-ST & STA Growths) [4]

"Artemis's Silver Blaster" (Flaws: Easily Removable) [23]
Blast 10 (Extras: Multiattack, Penetrating 8) (38 points)

"The Moon Goddess- Lunar Programming"
Environment 6 (Light) [6]
Concealment (Visuals) 2 (Extras: Attack, Area- 500ft. Burst +5) [16]

"The Goddess of the Hunt"
"Transform to Animals" Affliction 11 (Fort; Impaired/Disabled/Transformed to Animals) (Extras: Continuous +3, Perception-Ranged +2) [66]
Comprehend 2 (Animals) [4]
"Animal Control" Mind Control 8 (Flaws: Limited to Animals) [24]

Offense:
Unarmed +12 (+9 Damage, DC 24)
Silver Arrows +12 (+10 Ranged Damage, DC 25)
Transformation -- (+11 Perception-Ranged Affliction, DC 21)
Initiative +12

Defenses:
Dodge +14 (DC 24), Parry +14 (DC 24), Toughness +10, Fortitude +12, Will +8

Complications:
Responsibility (Olympian Pride)- All Olympians are a bit prideful. Artemis in particular will f*ck you up if you challenge her.
Responsibility (Hunter)- Artemis's job is to travel to distant worlds and either slay mighty beasts, or to gather them for the needs of the Olympians.
Relationship (Leto- Mother)- When a mortal woman boasted at having more children than Leto, Apollo and Artemis slaughtered her children completley.
Relationship (Apollo- Brother)- Apollo and Artemis are incredibly close twins, and each will attack anyone who disrespects the other.

Total: Abilities: 104 / Skills: 72--36 / Advantages: 25 / Powers: 169 / Defenses: 18 (352)

Artemis in Mythology: Artemis is the Moon Goddess (though she has less to do with it that the Titaness Selene in general, many people merge her with both Selene & Hecate), but sticks to Hunting for the most part. Part of the triumvirate of Virgin Goddesses (Hestia, Athena & Artemis), she was the most man-hating of the three, and she had tendencies to turn people into wild animals and kill them with arrows. She also kills people she believes are hanging around with Apollo too much- the protective Huntress pretty much chops down his paramours with arrows, too. Her wrath is nigh-legendary- when some Queen insisted that having many children meant that SHE was better than Apollo & Artemis' mom Leto, the twins decided to MURDER ALL OF HER CHILDREN in revenge. When a man accidentally spotted her bathing, she didn't blind him and give him the gift of foresight like Athena did to HER accidental voyeur- she turned him into a stag and had his own dogs rip him to pieces. Don't piss off THIS lady.

In some tales, Artemis slew Adonis (in one for boasting of his hunting skills being superior to her own; in another, because he slew one of her favoured worshippers), though the most popular telling is that a jealous Ares murdered Adonis for being the lover of Aphrodite. She is also the killer of Orion (for various reasons), and may have turned one of her attendants into a bear as punishment for being raped by Zeus- these events led to the creation of the "Orion" and "Ursa Major & Minor" constellations. She also sent a giant boar to destroy the kingdom of Calydon because the King forgot to pay tribute to her at a feast.

Artemis, and her Roman counterpart Diana, were seen as athletic and strong rather than demure and feminine- her skirt was hiked up over her knees to allow her movement and the ability to run. Despite being a Virgin Goddess, Artemis was also seen as a Goddess of Childbirth, helping her mother deliver Apollo (which, given Apollo is her TWIN, is a rather impressive feat). Others just make this the separate Goddess, Eilythia.


-Apollo's fearsome, athletic, and dangerous twin sister, Artemis is the Goddess of the Hunt. The daughter of Zeus and Leto, she aided Apollo in slaying the Giant who'd come to rape and kill their mother, then became his inseparable companion. REALLY inseparable. Artemis is infamously protective of Apollo's time, and despises any woman who gets too close to him, for too long, to the point where many of them meet unfortunate ends. Despite what some might think (and the rumors are legendary, though the rumor-mongers often wind up dead), Artemis is not in lust with Apollo- she is simply extremely devoted to him, and refuses to "share" him with anyone else. She tolerates his affairs and his relationship with The Muses, because of course he shares them equally, thus preventing him from spending too much time with any one of them.

-As "Goddess of the Hunt", Artemis is in fact a Monster Hunter of great repute. Her official position within the Olympian Pantheon is to typically "clear out" hostile worlds of dangerous wildlife, exterminating them with armies of inductees, and her own tracking and hunting skills. That, or she gathers them for huge menageries, or as weapons of war. She is also one of relatively few Olympians to truly possess the powers to alter the genetic programming of mortal beings at range- while most require Olympian technology to transform others to animals and the like, Artemis may do so with a wave of her fingers. Centuries into her life, with the retirement of Selene, she was also made "Goddess of the Moon", appearing before worshippers with new "Lunar Programming", though she had few official duties involving this domain.

-Artemis is said to be a Virgin Goddess, though this is really only true in the ancient sense of the term, where the old Greeks (and other patriarchal cultures) were all "Lesbianism? What's THAT?", because female lovers were rarely seen as a thing. Artemis is in fact a lesbian, known to initiate many lovers into her "Cult of the Hunt" (Ares has a particularly nasty way of shortening that term). Her femininity is striking- she is long-haired and beautiful, but her skirt is seen in many cultures as "sporty" and not as dressy as other Olympian manners of dress- the ponytail she often sports (designed to keep her hair out of her eyes) is another sign of non-traditional womanhood. Earthlings in the 20th & 21st Centuries would identify her as a "Tomboy" (albeit one with a more showy outfit), some cultures see her as ultra-masculine, and others as somewhat feminine, depending on their standards.

-In addition to being highly protective of Apollo, Artemis is notoriously dangerous to anyone who challenges or annoys her- few Olympians are as prone to striking down and killing someone who accidentally saw them naked, for example. She once famously turned a man into a stag, and had him devoured by his own hunting hounds, even though he was probably an ardent worshipper of hers! She has sent numerous Gigantic Monsters to destroy the lands of people who forgot to pay proper tribute or give her the respect she felt due.

-Artemis is not quite as powerful as Apollo, but is much more likely to cause pain, and her "Transformation" power is incredibly potent and far-reaching. She is also one of the more defensively-gifted Olympians, and much more than most mortals can take, especially with her Silver Blaster- which many ancient cultures took for an archer's bow, like her brother's.

Jab's Notes: Artemis, like Apollo, was one I hadn't really thought about. All I knew is that I wanted to make her look like Krista Allen, who was a big name on the "Early 2000s Internet Scene", owing to her insanely good body in those "Emmanuelle" movies- a co-writer of mine came up with that idea for an Olympian-themed story for our old "Something Unique" writing community. But once I sat down and started typing, out came this kind of insane, murderous character, with a weirdly jealous thing with Apollo. I kind of was thinking about making one of the "Virgin Goddesses" a lesbian, to play with that trope, and she kind of fit the bill (almost TOO well- forming an army of girl followers and being ultra-sporty and athletic). It helps keep things a little bit different.

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Re: The Jabverse: An O.C. Thread (Iris, Leto, Apollo, Hecate, Artemis)

Post by Yojimbo » Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:53 pm

I think Rick Riordan went with the "obviously, Artemis is a lesbian" idea too.

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Re: The Jabverse: An O.C. Thread (Iris, Leto, Apollo, Hecate, Artemis)

Post by Jabroniville » Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:42 pm

Yojimbo wrote:
Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:53 pm
I think Rick Riordan went with the "obviously, Artemis is a lesbian" idea too.
Huh- interesting! It's probably a bit cliche given her "huntress" character and masculine pastime.

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Re: The Jabverse: An O.C. Thread (Iris, Leto, Apollo, Hecate, Artemis)

Post by Yojimbo » Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:19 am

I wouldn't call it a "cliche," so much as a logical conclusion to 21st century minds. I think it would take more than two examples - yours and Riordan's - to make it cliche. Also, I think we're a long way from making LGBT representation in media or mythology old hat.

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Re: The Jabverse: An O.C. Thread (Iris, Leto, Apollo, Hecate, Artemis)

Post by Jabroniville » Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:27 am

I suppose - it plays into a bit of stereotypes, but I felt it appropriate, and like you said- natural. Plus, it's kind of odd how life FEMALE homosexuality is dealt with in Greek Mythology, especially given how much focus male/male affairs are given in some tales.

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Re: The Jabverse: An O.C. Thread (Iris, Leto, Apollo, Hecate, Artemis)

Post by Woodclaw » Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:05 am

Jabroniville wrote:
Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:42 pm
Yojimbo wrote:
Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:53 pm
I think Rick Riordan went with the "obviously, Artemis is a lesbian" idea too.
Huh- interesting! It's probably a bit cliche given her "huntress" character and masculine pastime.
Yojimbo wrote:
Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:19 am
I wouldn't call it a "cliche," so much as a logical conclusion to 21st century minds. I think it would take more than two examples - yours and Riordan's - to make it cliche. Also, I think we're a long way from making LGBT representation in media or mythology old hat.
Jabroniville wrote:
Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:27 am
I suppose - it plays into a bit of stereotypes, but I felt it appropriate, and like you said- natural. Plus, it's kind of odd how life FEMALE homosexuality is dealt with in Greek Mythology, especially given how much focus male/male affairs are given in some tales.
The interesting bit is that a lot of people get those kind of vibes from her, but the only mythological example of Artemis having a amorous relationship was Orion and, at the same time, she's often merged by late sources with Selene, whose only myth was actually her falling in love with a man (not bad for a supposedly virgin goddess).
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Re: The Jabverse: An O.C. Thread (Iris, Leto, Apollo, Hecate, Artemis)

Post by Yojimbo » Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:36 pm

Woodclaw wrote:
Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:05 am
The interesting bit is that a lot of people get those kind of vibes from her, but the only mythological example of Artemis having a amorous relationship was Orion and, at the same time, she's often merged by late sources with Selene, whose only myth was actually her falling in love with a man (not bad for a supposedly virgin goddess).
I've read somewhere that the "virgin" thing just means "unmarried," at least as it pertains to goddesses. Chaste goddesses were a thing, though. Hestia and Demeter never took husbands either (although Demeter at least gets a daughter from Zeus). Part and parcel of the overall misogyny baked into Ancient Hellenic culture, I suppose.

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Re: The Jabverse: An O.C. Thread (Iris, Leto, Apollo, Hecate, Artemis)

Post by Davies » Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:58 pm

Yojimbo wrote:
Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:19 am
I wouldn't call it a "cliche," so much as a logical conclusion to 21st century minds. I think it would take more than two examples - yours and Riordan's - to make it cliche. Also, I think we're a long way from making LGBT representation in media or mythology old hat.
Scion does it, for three examples. I'm fairly sure that I could find LGBT literature that uses a lesbian Artemis as a character with a little bit of work.

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