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I’ve noticed there are power-sets for like 30 thousand Sea-Gods, very minor, and for Koios, Kronos and Hyperion too. Why not Iapetus or Krios? But this is for Iapetus. Iapetus is the Titan of Mortality, Pain, Violent Death and the Titan Lord of The West. He was famously known as “The Piercer”, with his gigantic spear. He was, as remarked by Hyperion, nauseous after murdering Ouranos, and was the least brutal of the original male Titans, although I’m not sure if that was including Oceanus, who didn’t participate in the murder.
So, please forgive me if this is a shitty job :3
Children of Iapetus can shoot a stream of pain energy, which makes the victim erupt in pure agony. Said stream's pain will stop as soon as power is severed. This is one of the most painful regular abilities
Children of Iapetus can create things out of pure painful energy, such as weapons. However, only one weapon can be conjured at a time, and it cannot be bigger than the one who conjured it. A good example is taking pain they inflict and forming a weapon, and then the pain the weapon inflicts sustaining it
Children of Iapetus can make their weapons far more lethal, and cause extra pain
Children of Iapetus can turn parts of their bodies into blades of some sort, such as shoulder blades, elbows, fingernails/fingers. These protrusions do hurt the maker of them somewhat, but are particularly painful to those slashed by them. They can extend up to a maximum of 2 yards
Children of Iapetus can become immune to pain for a duration, but it progressively drains more the longer it is applied
Children of Iapetus can stun enemies with unbearable pain, but they cannot move while this ability is in effect. It has a lingering side-effect, which numbs them, allowing escape. The stun of this one is stronger than O1's Stun
Children of Iapetus can trade health. Whatever state they are in, they can give to another person, in exchange for taking the other being’s state. This can be both offensive and defensive, or healing
Children of Iapetus can see if someone is ordained by the Fates to die violently, yet they cannot reveal this
Children of Iapetus can create spartus-felines at will, as many as they please (although only 1 will be enlargened via 3 month). The felines themselves are not strong in combat, but do have wicked sharp claws/teeth, and can regenerate themselves
Children of Iapetus can see the life-spans of anyone they come across, how long they will live, who they will marry, and any sort of details. They are allowed to reveal a relatively small number of things per person, but it cannot be when they will die, how they will die, who they will marry (they can say if they will marry)/date, or anything EXTREME
Children of Iapetus can soothe the pain of others via touch, but not heal them with this ability
Children of Iapetus are innately resistant to pain, and to a lesser extent, damage
Children of Iapetus are innately proficient with Spears over all other weapons, as their father is “The Piercer” and used a spear
Children of Iapetus get a strong suggestion of what felines are feeling/saying, and can speak with the ones they summon
Children of Iapetus innately know their directions, and get stronger the closer they are to the west (to California)
3 Months After Character Is Made
Children of Iapetus can enlarge their cats to rhinoceros-garbage truck sizes, and the cats are far more ferocious and feral, and can inject a small poison (which just causes pain) via the fangs. They shrink after 10-15 minutes
6 Months After Character Is Made
Children of Iapetus can grow one very large construct of something (if it’s a spear it’s even stronger), to fight with, or enhance a weapon (again, the enhancement is stronger if it’s a spear. The enhancement is stronger than the construct, too), which lasts for a short duration, and upon it’s end, explodes damaging enemies further
9 Months After Character Is Made
Children of Iapetus can create a very powerful spherical field of pain which can expand outwards in volume. The longer it expands, the stronger the effect on the victim. It explodes upon hitting a target, generating smaller spherical fields of pain with pain radiating outwards as with the original
Children of Iapetus tend to be great nurses, numbing pain for patients
Children of Iapetus tend to be great warriors
Children of Iapetus tend to be calm, and bottle things up
Children of Iapetus tend to dislike breaking promises, often refusing to do so
Children of Iapetus are typically drawn to melee weapons with blades, especially spears
Could ya'll give me some more specifics? I want to try and make this as good as I can, but I need some specific things. I am The Prince ofShadows
Now to give my two cents on this powerset (some of which are just more formal reiterations of what I've said to Shadow on PM):
I do not get how children of Iapetus can summon a feline Spartus. Just because Iapetus was able to tame Small Bob (seeing that some of the powers are based off the books), that doesn't mean he can pass on either any Spartus or feline-like abilities to his children. In addition, it was Atlas who created Small Bob, not Iapetus. It's like saying Asteria's children cannot turn into quails or islands, even if their mother did turn into those at one point, which is during Leto's labor and birth to Apollo and Artemis. (see Supplementary 4, Passive 3, 3 Months)
Offensive 2 is just too OP and a mere justification on Iapetus' domain over pain by saying that these blades are very painful.
By definition, a person's lifespan is the length of time for which a person or any other living organism functions. On the other hand, seeing how a person will die, who they will marry, etc. is included in fate/destiny. Now, I think this maybe overlooked but if we go back to Iapetus' sphere of power: Mortality is the state of being subjected to death. It is not Iapetus' job to decide what happens to the person while he/she is living. He is only concerned at the endpoint of every living thing: death. As such, may I suggest that Passive 3 be only focusing on seeing only the lifespan and any details regarding death. And for the record, if you tell even a tiny detail of something that hasn't happened yet, chances are that the person may alter the events given that he/she already knows what will come in the future. Or better yet, just refer to a similar yet simpler passive ability in Thanatos' Cabin.
Passive 2 is essentially the same with Passive 3. It's basically saying that the children of Iapetus know what manner of death a person will experience--which is violent.
Passive 4 can pass off as a trait, saying that children of Iapetus have a good sense of direction because they always find where West is.
Supplementary 1 needs rewording. How does "trading health" relate to Iapetus' domain?
I don't get what Iapetus or his children have to do with the 6 Months power.
9 Months powers is either OP or badly worded. Can you be more specific with the size of the spherical field? I am pretty sure that since it can be expanded in volume, it can affect more than one person. With that, I think a simpler, flatter field of energy radiating from a point of origin would affect more people at once.
The Traits, which may seem insignificant, needs some rewording:
Iapetus is the Titan of Pain and Violent Death. He's a cruel and arrogant god who would rather inflict pain than numb them. As such, it would seem more plausible if his children are sadists, masochists, and/or bloodthirsty. Although it is noted that, based from the books, Iapetus is not as cruel as his brothers.
Being able to bottle up feelings and dislike broken promises doesn't seem to be Iapetus-like. Although being calm and patient is backed up by his description in the books so these traits may be reworded, if not overlooked.
Now for other suggestions you can refer to these links:
Now I'm getting a bit lazy on searching on all of the links, but I suggest that you also put powers that are within the domain of pain manipulation and Underworld manipulation. Several sources say that Iapetus was once the Lord of the Underworld before Hades came in.
I may still have overlooked other stuff that can be made better so I'm open to other ideas/suggestions.
How is it too OP? It's literally the same as almost every other powerkit.
Their mortality is their life-span, and Iapetus can now see into it. It's like, why can Memory see the future? type of deal, y'know? I think that an Iapetus child will only see a possibility, and what they see would vary by the child
I like the wording of it as seperates....
Trading Health seemed like a cool idea to me, and it was a way to heal...I just tried to make it cooler
It's a very high enhancement thing
It shouldn't be too OP, as it'd practically take up all their energy and stuff
The traits (which are insignificant). He isn't cruel and arrogant in Riordan...okay he is, but not as much as his brothers.
Iapetus did not break promises as either Bob OR Iapetus, this was said in the House of Hades. Bottle up feelings, because Iapetus did not show emotion well, and I think Pain/Mortality would be numb with feelings.
I may decide to give him just Healing instead of Health Trade (I wanted to make it cooler :( so..) but I feel his kids would be better with soothing wounds/relieving pain than just healing.
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Same comments as I said in PM last night still apply. Also, I agree with the points that Hyu made, but in your response above, you refused to address or consider compromising on most of those points. I think Iapetus would definitely be a cool powerset to have, but I still feel that parts of this version are overly powerful and/or don't make sense with Iapetus' actual realm of power.
I'm just going to say, much like claims, which you are now more willing to respond to, if you aren't willing to bend some of your work to meet the expectations and concerns many have addressed above, it will not pass.