After being saved from her fall by Scorpio, the MC is shocked that her wish to be saved was granted in exchange for her removing his mark of sin. She’s appalled by how different he is from what she expected from a god; instead of being benevolent and loving, he’s demanding and calls humans “filthy.” She wonders when she’ll ever be free from her contract, when slowly she starts to learn that there’s more to Scorpio behind his harsh words and icy glare.
The ruler of his namesake, Scorpio is the vice minister of the Department of Punishments. He sees humans as “filthy” beings overcome with selfish desires, and despises having to be on Earth the most out of all the punished gods. His harsh words and mannerisms make him appear to be the perfect god to put into the Department of Punishments, but as the story progresses you start to see that there’s a much more human side to him that he doesn’t show to others; if anything, he’s the definition of tsundere once he starts to fall for the MC XD I was extremely surprised to learn about his past, and it gave an interesting twist to his view on humans; it explains why he so strongly wants to put distance in between himself and humanity through fear.
Like in Leon’s route, the MC plays a big part in Scorpio’s character development. I have to give this MC a round of applause because of how she refuses to obey the gods and accept their views on things just because they’re gods. Her refusal to accept things at face value is what helps her see past her initial misunderstanding of Scorpio, and her persistence in believing in the best of people is what helps Scorpio open his heart to humans more and accept what he refused to from his past. I loved seeing him open up slowly to the MC and seeing that there’s more to humans than just the negative image he had of them in his head.
While Scorpio’s character development and the relationship between him and the MC were written well, there’s another plot element that didn’t really feel necessary to me since it was only fully used towards the end of the route, and even then it felt like Voltage used it as a cop out so they could tie in Scorpio’s past with the present and give him a stimulus to get his powers back. I also found it interesting that Zyglavis’s opinion on Scorpio’s relationship to the MC was completely different to Leon’s relationship to her in Leon’s routes, but I think it was because Voltage wanted to give Scorpio a coworker/friend like how Leon had Karnos.
Scorpio definitely grew on me as a character in this route, and the story in general was well written (until the end. That might just be my personal opinion though =__=;; ). After this route I’m convinced that the descriptions that Voltage gives of the “sins” that the gods committed are true, but only from a certain angle. I can’t wait for his sequel, and my anticipation for Huedhaut’s route only grew in this story. Happy playing!