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* DeadpanSnarker: Vanescula has a penchant for making snide remarks.



* HenchmenRace: The werewolves.

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* HenchmenRace: The werewolves. [[spoiler:They declared themselves independent from the Vampyres towards the end of ''River of Blood''.]]
4th Dec '16 4:26:17 AM Tenma-Yuuki
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RuneScape has, along with its rather large amount of storyline-heavy quests, quirky activity and skill-related personalities and reasonably extensive background lore, quite a few characters, which will be detailed here.

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RuneScape [=RuneScape=] has, along with its rather large amount of storyline-heavy quests, quirky activity and skill-related personalities and reasonably extensive background lore, quite a few characters, which will be detailed here.



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* TheGhost: Never seen in-game, only mentioned in the Quin POP voyage arc.
4th Dec '16 4:14:59 AM Tenma-Yuuki
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Runescape has, along with its rather large amount of storyline-heavy quests, quirky activity and skill-related personalities and reasonably extensive background lore, quite a few characters, which will be detailed here.

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Runescape RuneScape has, along with its rather large amount of storyline-heavy quests, quirky activity and skill-related personalities and reasonably extensive background lore, quite a few characters, which will be detailed here.


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3rd Dec '16 8:57:28 PM Tenma-Yuuki
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* TurnsRed: [[spoiler:Uses a dragon battlestaff to turn himself, Veldaban, and Colonel Grimmson into chaos dwarves. Although Veldaban spends the battle resisting the chaos transformation, and you are left on your own to deal with both Hreidmar and Grimmson.]]
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Tropes associated with the Mahjarrat in general:

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Tropes !!!Tropes associated with the Mahjarrat in general:



* DemotedtoExtra: By far the least known of the Zarosian Mahjarrat, or any of them really. Even the dead ones have gotten more development.

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* DemotedtoExtra: DemotedToExtra: By far the least known of the Zarosian Mahjarrat, or any of them really. Even the dead ones have gotten more development.



* [[PetTheDog Pet The Camel]]: He apparently has some connection with the desert camels, and as a token of favor gives you an amulet of Camelspeak. It's possible the Camel Mages are his work, as well.

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* [[PetTheDog Pet The Camel]]: He apparently has some connection with the desert camels, and as a token of favor gives you an amulet of Camelspeak. It's possible the Camel Mages Warriors are his work, as well.


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* NiceGuy: Especially compared to other Mahjarrat such as Zemouregal and Enakhra.


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* {{Jerkass}}: Possibly rivalling Lucien.
3rd Dec '16 7:20:15 AM DocJamore
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* [[Characters/RuneScapeAdventurer The Adventurer]]


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The PlayerCharacter. Most commonly referred to as "adventurer" in the Fifth Age, they come to be known as the "World Guardian" upon the beginning of the Sixth Age.

* AllianceMeter: It doesn't affect much beyond plot flavor, but as of the Sixth Age, the adventurer is occasionally given the option to pick between supporting one of the dominant religious factions and their philosophies.
* ArrangedMarriage: Your political engagement with the prince or princess of Miscellania; the royal is standoffish because their father has arranged suitors for them before, but showing them constant affection and dedication to their interests wins them over. Unfortunately by the time you actually get to marry them, the CartwrightCurse kicks in.
* AntiMagic: Thanks to Guthix, the player character can NoSell a lot of godly powers, and it is implied that he made the adventurer [[BlessedWithSuck unable to ascend into godhood]] themselves. The player also uses their immunity to help ease the pain of a [[BiggerBad Dragonkin]] temporarily. Nevertheless, they aren't completely immune. The gods are unable to teleport or do many other things to the player without his/her permission, but they can still take away items and the adventurer can still be hit by the indirect effects of divine magic.
* BlessedWithSuck: The World Guardian receives a blessing from Guthix, but as with all of Guthix's gifts, it is balanced out by a curse. In the World Guardian's case, they have been given AntiMagic against divine spells, making it very difficult for the gods to affect the adventurer without their permission. But this curse also makes it nearly impossible for the adventurer to absorb divine magic and ascend into godhood themselves.
* ButForMeItWasTuesday: In a humorous conversation with an NPC pirate, he will angrily ask your character if they were the one responsible for killing his brother. Your character will answer that they don't know, because they kill so many things on a daily basis that they've lost count of them all. They then ask if the pirate's brother had any particular traits, and the thoroughly intimidated pirate says not to worry about it because he didn't like his brother anyway.
* CartwrightCurse: It seems to be the case that the Adventurer is extremely unlucky in love. During the Fremennik quest series they become engaged with either Prince Brand or Princess Astrid of Miscellania, and though this is in-universe a political move many players grew quite fond of them. [[spoiler: Both of them are slaughtered by the Dagannoth Kings in the finale]]. Another character often considered a love interest is Zanik of the Goblin series, who is confirmed to at least have a crush. [[spoiler: In the finale of ''her'' storyline, she either voluntarily goes to her own death or else is killed by the Adventurer themselves, sacrificing herself to make peace between the Bandosians and the rest of Gielinor]].
* TheChosenOne: They are one of those rare individuals who are important enough to Fate for Death to bring them BackFromTheDead whenever they die. Additionally, Guthix chooses The Adventurer to protect Gielinor from the abuses of the other gods and they are somehow important to Zaros's own plans. The quest ''Nomad's Elegy'' implies that the gods have been pulling strings, manipulating Fate, and the adventurer is at the heart of their game. WordOfGod describes the adventurer as a sort of catalyst upon which the events of the world converge. [[spoiler: You are also mentioned by name by a sailor who had contact with an as yet unmet god named Xau-Tak.... Several thousand years before you were born!]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: You are a real ass to some of the Ports adventurers at first, but sponsor and aid their missions anyway.
* KickTheSonOfABitch: In one quest, you have the option to [[CessationOfExistence feed a ghost to a Cthonian demon,]] a FateWorseThanDeath. On the other hand, the ghost in question was the shade of a very cruel man.
* TheKlutz: During the quest, ''One of a Kind'', the adventurer somehow manages to rip apart everything they touch during the simple task of searching Unferth's house for a hidden library.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: While for the most part, the adventurer tends to use fairly normal weapons, this does crop up occasionally. During one quest, the adventurer has to kill a monster using a pair of enchanted pruning shears. Another quest rewards the adventurer with an anchor that can be used in combat. Exaggerated with many holiday weapons, such as rubber chickens, a giant carrot or a snowball...
* NiceJobBreakingItHero:
** At one point, the PlayerCharacter is tricked into defeating a guard dog on behalf of a group of Zamorakian monks, allowing them to weaken the barrier protecting Misthalin from vampires and werewolves.
** It turns out that helping a strange, hooded man raid an ancient tomb for an artifact that you know nothing about may not have been the best course of action.
** It turns out that helping a strange, hooded man track down the lair of a vigilante group that you know nothing about may not have been the best course of action. (not the same strange man)
** You've killed the Balance Elemental and left the Stone of Jas unguarded for Lucien to nab as he pleases, congratulations!
** King Tyras, contrary to his name, is actually a good guy. And you've just been tricked by his evil brother into assassinating him. Good job!
* OCStandIn: Enforced example of this trope: Jagex wanted the Adventurer to have as few characteristics as possible so that players can come up with their own backstory for their character in-game.
* OmnidisciplinaryScientist: Though more of an omni-disciplinarian artisan than an actual scientist, your character can acquire mastery over a very diverse number of fields, including being a master blacksmith, chef, shaman, diviner, archer, mage, spelunker, and most relevantly, an inventor...
* OnlyThePureOfHeart: Qualifies for such things, as ([[MultipleEndings can be]]) shown in the ''Death of Chivalry'' quest.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: Zanik and Veldeban express this sentiment towards the Adventurer, talking about how they feel like (s)he is the main character in their own stories.
* PaperThinDisguise: The PlayerCharacter will occasionally use these in the course of a quest.
* PlayerCharacter: (S)he is your in game avatar.
* PowersViaPossession: In the quest, "Fate of the Gods", if the PlayerCharacter permits Zaros to enter his/her body, Zaros grants unlimited prayer points for Curses and unlimited runes for Ancient Magick.
* ProtagonistWithoutAPast: It is vaguely mentioned that your character was born in the latter part of the Fifth Age, but little more. We ''do'' know that (s)he was from humble origins and grew up with very little money, and dreamed of a career of an adventurer ever since (s)he was a child, and that (s)he knew both of his/her parents, meaning that (s)he is not an orphan.
* ResurrectiveImmortality: The InUniverse explanation for why the PlayerCharacter respawns is that The Adventurer is important to fate. Until they accomplish their destiny, TheGrimReaper will continue to resurrect them when they die.
* SpannerInTheWorks: There are several quests where the Player's involvement throws a wrench in the plans of the enemy and dismantles them. For instance, it was revealed that the player's actions of destroying the pendant in The Chosen Commander weakened Bandos ''significantly'', which allowed Armadyl to kill him later on.
* TouchedByVorlons:
** The Adventurer touches the Stone of Jas, temporarily raising his/her combat abilities ''well'' [[StoryBreakerPower beyond their limits.]]
** A more permanent example occurs in The World Wakes, when Guthix blesses the Adventurer with the ability to defend against the gods.
* UnwittingPawn: The Adventurer is quite gullible and plays this role in a large number of quests.
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* BigBad: Of the Vampyre quest series, naturally. [[spoiler: Until the end of the penultimate quest, where it's revealed that his WellIntentionedExtremist sister Vanescula was PlayingBothSides the whole time to take power herself]].


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* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler: Of his younger sister Vanescula, the true BigBad of the quest line. Lowerniel is far eviler than Vanescula, however]].
29th Nov '16 9:25:52 PM Tenma-Yuuki
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!!!The Adventurer
The PlayerCharacter. Most commonly referred to as "adventurer" in the Fifth Age, they come to be known as the "World Guardian" upon the beginning of the Sixth Age.

* AllianceMeter: It doesn't affect much beyond plot flavor, but as of the Sixth Age, the adventurer is occasionally given the option to pick between supporting one of the dominant religious factions and their philosophies.
* AntiMagic: Thanks to Guthix, the player character can NoSell a lot of godly powers, and it is implied that he made the adventurer [[BlessedWithSuck unable to ascend into godhood]] themselves. The player also uses their immunity to help ease the pain of a [[BiggerBad Dragonkin]] temporarily. Nevertheless, they aren't completely immune. The gods are unable to teleport or do many other things to the player without his/her permission, but they can still take away items and the adventurer can still be hit by the indirect effects of divine magic.
* BlessedWithSuck: The World Guardian receives a blessing from Guthix, but as with all of Guthix's gifts, it is balanced out by a curse. In the World Guardian's case, they have been given AntiMagic against divine spells, making it very difficult for the gods to affect the adventurer without their permission. But this curse also makes it nearly impossible for the adventurer to absorb divine magic and ascend into godhood themselves.
* ButForMeItWasTuesday: In a humorous conversation with an NPC pirate, he will angrily ask your character if they were the one responsible for killing his brother. Your character will answer that they don't know, because they kill so many things on a daily basis that they've lost count of them all. They then ask if the pirate's brother had any particular traits, and the thoroughly intimidated pirate says not to worry about it because he didn't like his brother anyway.
* CartwrightCurse: It seems to be the case that the Adventurer is extremely unlucky in love. During the Fremennik quest series they become engaged with either Prince Brand or Princess Astrid of Miscellania, and though this is in-universe a political move many players grew quite fond of them. [[spoiler: Both of them are slaughtered by the Dagannoth Kings in the finale]]. Another character often considered a love interest is Zanik of the Goblin series, who is confirmed to at least have a crush. [[spoiler: In the finale of ''her'' storyline, she either voluntarily goes to her own death or else is killed by the Adventurer themselves, sacrificing herself to make peace between the Bandosians and the rest of Gielinor]].
* TheChosenOne: They are one of those rare individuals who are important enough to Fate for Death to bring them BackFromTheDead whenever they die. Additionally, Guthix chooses The Adventurer to protect Gielinor from the abuses of the other gods and they are somehow important to Zaros's own plans. The quest ''Nomad's Elegy'' implies that the gods have been pulling strings, manipulating Fate, and the adventurer is at the heart of their game. WordOfGod describes the adventurer as a sort of catalyst upon which the events of the world converge. [[spoiler: You are also mentioned by name by a sailor who had contact with an as yet unmet god named Xau-Tak.... Several thousand years before you were born!]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: You are a real ass to some of the Ports adventurers at first, but sponsor and aid their missions anyway.
* KickTheSonOfABitch: In one quest, you have the option to [[CessationOfExistence feed a ghost to a Cthonian demon,]] a FateWorseThanDeath. On the other hand, the ghost in question was the shade of a very cruel man.
* TheKlutz: During the quest, ''One of a Kind'', the adventurer somehow manages to rip apart everything they touch during the simple task of searching Unferth's house for a hidden library.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: While for the most part, the adventurer tends to use fairly normal weapons, this does crop up occasionally. During one quest, the adventurer has to kill a monster using a pair of enchanted pruning shears. Another quest rewards the adventurer with an anchor that can be used in combat. Exaggerated with many holiday weapons, such as rubber chickens, a giant carrot or a snowball...
* NiceJobBreakingItHero:
** At one point, the PlayerCharacter is tricked into defeating a guard dog on behalf of a group of Zamorakian monks, allowing them to weaken the barrier protecting Misthalin from vampires and werewolves.
** It turns out that helping a strange, hooded man raid an ancient tomb for an artifact that you know nothing about may not have been the best course of action.
** It turns out that helping a strange, hooded man track down the lair of a vigilante group that you know nothing about may not have been the best course of action. (not the same strange man)
** You've killed the Balance Elemental and left the Stone of Jas unguarded for Lucien to nab as he pleases, congratulations!
** King Tyras, contrary to his name, is actually a good guy. And you've just been tricked by his evil brother into assassinating him. Good job!
* OCStandIn: Enforced example of this trope: Jagex wanted the Adventurer to have as few characteristics as possible so that players can come up with their own backstory for their character in-game.
* OmnidisciplinaryScientist: Though more of an omni-disciplinarian artisan than an actual scientist, your character can acquire mastery over a very diverse number of fields, including being a master blacksmith, chef, shaman, diviner, archer, mage, spelunker, and most relevantly, an inventor...
* OnlyThePureOfHeart: Qualifies for such things, as ([[MultipleEndings can be]]) shown in the ''Death of Chivalry'' quest.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: Zanik and Veldeban express this sentiment towards the Adventurer, talking about how they feel like (s)he is the main character in their own stories.
* PaperThinDisguise: The PlayerCharacter will occasionally use these in the course of a quest.
* PerfectlyArrangedMarriage: Your political engagement with the prince or princess of Miscellania; the royal is standoffish because their father has arranged suitors for them before, but showing them constant affection and dedication to their interests wins them over. Unfortunately by the time you actually get to marry them, the CartwrightCurse kicks in.
* PlayerCharacter: (S)he is your in game avatar.
* PowersViaPossession: In the quest, "Fate of the Gods", if the PlayerCharacter permits Zaros to enter his/her body, Zaros grants unlimited prayer points for Curses and unlimited runes for Ancient Magick.
* ProtagonistWithoutAPast: It is vaguely mentioned that your character was born in the latter part of the Fifth Age, but little more. We ''do'' know that (s)he was from humble origins and grew up with very little money, and dreamed of a career of an adventurer ever since (s)he was a child, and that (s)he knew both of his/her parents, meaning that (s)he is not an orphan.
* ResurrectiveImmortality: The InUniverse explanation for why the PlayerCharacter respawns is that The Adventurer is important to fate. Until they accomplish their destiny, TheGrimReaper will continue to resurrect them when they die.
* SpannerInTheWorks: There are several quests where the Player's involvement throws a wrench in the plans of the enemy and dismantles them. For instance, it was revealed that the player's actions of destroying the pendant in The Chosen Commander weakened Bandos ''significantly'', which allowed Armadyl to kill him later on.
* TouchedByVorlons:
** The Adventurer touches the Stone of Jas, temporarily raising his/her combat abilities ''well'' [[StoryBreakerPower beyond their limits.]]
** A more permanent example occurs in The World Wakes, when Guthix blesses the Adventurer with the ability to defend against the gods.
* UnwittingPawn: The Adventurer is quite gullible and plays this role in a large number of quests.
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!!!Saradomin
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The god of order and wisdom. Has a rather large following, especially among the human population.

* AmazingTechnicolorPopulation: Although he does have white beard, when seen in person, we find that he also has blue skin and GlowingEyes.
* AnthropomorphicPersonification: In older lore, Saradomin was the spirit of Order. This has mostly been {{Retcon}}ned to his philosophy, but his divine energy is classified as Lawful.
* BlackAndWhiteMorality: According to Zaros, this is the way Saradomin sees things, despite himself being very much a shade of gray and thus a contradiction to his own moral standards.
* BoltOfDivineRetribution: The Saradomin Strike spell allowed players to evoke this against their enemies, before it was removed from the game and replaced with Divine Storm. The Wise Old Man still uses this spell, though.
* CoolCrown: It's an artifact originally belonging to the elder gods, which is capable of locating the others. Also, anyone who possesses one of the other artefacts can find the crown. The crown is possibly the source of Saradomin's divinity.
* CrystalDragonJesus: The Saradominist religion has many of the trappings of Christianity: monks, priests, churches, holy symbols, prayer, etc.
* DeityOfHumanOrigin: Suggested to be this due to side material.
* DimensionLord: He rules the plane of the [[WingedHumanoid Icyene]]. He briefly conquered the world of the Naragi before it was destroyed, and he once ruled an empire in Gielenor. He seeks to bring all under his fold in order to maintain peace and order.
* GodEmperor: In addition to being worshiped as a god, Saradomin is the ruler of at least one plane and has conquered several others at least for a time.
** Like the TropeNamer, he is the one who helped spread humanity across the multiverse. Zaros believes that his philosophy has merit based on how humanity and others have prospered under it.
* GodOfGood: He certainly likes to think he is one, styling himself as a champion of Good, and many of his followers believe he is. His opponents, however, view him as a hypocritical tyrant.
* GrandpaGod: Saradomin likes to take the form of an old, bearded man.
* {{Hypocrite}}: Armadyl calls him out for not doing as he teaches.
* HeWhoFightsMonsters: Believes this to be the role of a true god. Saradomin believes that when the situation calls for it, a god must be willing to do whatever's necessary to protect their followers and secure peace.
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: When he is proven to be less than noble by the MacGuffin of the ''Death of Chivalry'' quest, he calmly admits to having done some horrible things, though claims he did it so his followers wouldn't have to deal with it.
* KickTheDog:
** He destroyed the city of Askroth as punishment for refusing to worship him and waged war on Guthix's previously peaceful home world to conquer it. His actions inadvertently led to the extinction of the entire Naragi race.
** An [[WingedHumanoid icyene]] noble named Garlandia refused to fight for him, embarrassing him and offending his sense of pride. He responded by ripping off her wings in public, a near death sentence on their world.
* LightIsGood / LightIsNotGood: Most of his followers consider him a GodOfGood, and his religion has many symbols of good associated with it. Saradomin generally seems pleasant, and many of his crueller actions were performed in the BlackAndGrayMorality of the God wars. But as Guthix reveals, he can be every bit as ruthless as many of the other gods and has a very dark past.
* MyGreatestFailure: If you question Saradomin about his actions in the Naragi homeworld, he admits that he had been DrunkWithPower at the time and calls it his greatest shame. He claims that when he obtained the Elder Crown, [[AGodAmI he thought it gave him the right to rule and in his arrogance]] never considered that the Naragi might not want to follow him. He later came to regret this and tried to make amends, but by that time, a couple of other gods had arrived and drove him out.
* NecessaryEvil / WellIntentionedExtremist: Saradomin's ultimate goal is peace, and he believes that the best way to achieve that is for there to be a single supreme being, himself, in order to enforce peace and order. But he is willing to commit ruthless deeds towards this end, hoping that the ends will justify the means.
* {{Pride}}: His biggest flaw.
** In "The Death Of Chivalry", he insists on using the new wand to revive Owen, even though he doesn't have a pure heart instead of swallowing his pride and allowing the player to do the revival.
*** Justified in that even if the player tries to revive Sir Owen they can't. After being killed twice, only a god could revive him.
* TookALevelInBadass: As a result of his victory in the Battle of Lumbridge, Saradomin gained the power of the [[MacGuffin Divine Tears]], making him the most powerful young god after Zaros and Seren.

!!!Zamorak
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The god of chaos and destruction. Originally a mortal Mahjarrat and general in Zaros' army, but ascended to godhood after usurping his master.

* AnthropomorphicPersonification: In older lore, Zamorak was the spirit of Chaos. This has mostly been {{Retcon}}ned to his philosophy, but his divine energy is classified as Chaotic.
* ApocalypseHow: Invoked a regional apocalypse on the Wilderness, formerly [[TheRemnant the land of Forinthry]], by means of the power of the [[MacGuffin Stone of Jas]].
* BerserkButton: Before the nature and personalities of the gods was {{Retcon}}ned, stealing his wine from his temple was his, causing him to telepathically demand that you stop stealing his wine and send divine retribution in the form of the Flames of Zamorak.
* BloodKnight: Many of his followers love fighting and glorify war.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Originally written by Jagex as a LaughablyEvil GodOfEvil, in more recent quests and lore Zamorak is now framed as NotEvilJustMisunderstood to the point of being an AntiVillain.
* DeityOfHumanOrigin: Or Mahjarrat origin, as it were.
* EqualOpportunityEvil: Unlike most of the Gods, he doesn't have a bias towards any of the species in his following, just as long as they thrive in Chaos and strengthen because of it. During the God Wars, many non-humanoid species, such as the Dark Beasts and Goraks, fought alongside more conventional races under one banner.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: ''The Death Of Chivalry'' has Saradomin mention there are some acts that even Zamorak wouldn't engage in. Zamorak preaches using Chaos as a means of [[PragmaticVillainy personal advancement]] or [[TricksterMentor strengthening people through adversity]]. [[ForTheEvulz Hurting people just for the sake of hurting them]] is against his teachings and he disavows Lensig for this reason.
* EvilIsBurningHot: Even though 'evil' is questionable, he certainly has an affinity with fire, likely due to its chaotic and destructive behavior. His concept art shows him wih fireballs in his hands, and during the Battle of Lumbridge, his BeamOWar seemingly consists of fire and his followers spawn animation has them being teleported across the battlefield in a burst of fire. The special attack, [[RetCon and former signature spell,]] ''Flames of Zamorak'' attacks with fire, presumably provided by the god himself.
* GodOfEvil: Frequently described as such, although he thinks of himself as more of a god of Chaos.
* HeroicSacrifice: After losing to Zaros, he attempts one in the quest, ''Children of Mah'', spending his energy to rejuvenate the other Mahjarrat. Zaros chooses not to let him become a martyr.
* HistoricalVillainUpgrade: Courtesy of Saradominists, who in the Fifth and Sixth Ages dominate human-controlled areas of Gielinor (or most of the planet). The most of the other factions don't hold very high views of him either, especially the Zarosians.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard:
** The chaos he instigated at the Battle of Lumbridge came back to bite him in the ass ''big time''.
** Earlier still, he touched off the God Wars of the Third Age when he returned to Gielinor after [[KlingonPromotion his overthrow of Zaros]] and subsequent banishment. Not only did he nearly '''lose''', but his use of the Stone of Jas at Forinthry was the act that [[AlwaysABiggerFish awakened Guthix]] and resulted in ''all'' of the gods being banished from the world by the Edicts.
* HornedHumanoid: He has long red horn not just on his forehead but also his face and neck. The God Letters reveal that he is very fond of his horns and considers them both useful and fashionable.
* HumansAreSpecial: Played with. Unlike the other gods, he has a respect for humanity and most mortals and recognizes their strength and potential. He even encourages their desire to prove themselves. [[SinkOrSwimMentor They are not getting any special treatment though]].
* {{Hypocrite}}: Zamorakians generally have a BerserkButton on the topic of their HistoricalVillainUpgrade at the hands of ascendant Saradominists, but ''both'' factions gave one to Zarosians worldwide without a second thought.
* KickTheDog:
** The Dwarves were once a powerfully magical race. But while the dwarves following Saradomin were blessed with his protection, Zamorak inflicted the rest of them with a terrible {{Curse}}. By corrupting their magic, Zamorak caused the dwarves to start twisting into the abominations known as Chaos Dwarves. In order to force the curse into dormancy, the dwarves were forced to give up their magic. If you question Zamorak on this, he will admit to being desperate for soldiers, though he claims that the negative effects of the curse were an unintended consequence that he regrets.
** So, after an entire 3rd Age of war, what woke Guthix up to end it, exactly? Not much. Just Zamorak getting the Stone of Jas and using it to nuke a massive and formerly prosperous country and corrupting it into the Wilderness.
** Zamorak's aforementioned [[ApocalypseHow wasting of the Wilderness with the Stone of Jas]] was also the act that decimated the Aviansie race and caused Armadyl to [[DespairEventHorizon fall into despair and wander the cosmos for millennia]].
* LaughablyEvil: In the God Letters. [[CharacterizationMarchesOn Not so much as time went on]].
* LeonineContract: [[spoiler: During the events of Children of Mah, he and Zaros enter a pact. On Zamorak's end, Zaros is forced to cure the Mahjerrat (Zamorak included) of their degenerative curse by reversing it on 'Mother Mah'. On Zaros' end, Zamorak is forced to obey one request by Zaros, at an undisclosed time in the future. The punishment for either one by refusing or being unable to uphold their part of the pact is [[CessationOfExistence death.]] Even Zamorak is unsure of what consequences his actions will have further down the line.]]
* LukeIAmYourFather: [[spoiler:It is revealed in Children of Mah that he is the father of Khazard.]]
* NeverMyFault: Zamorak, above all else, preaches the need for chaos and the [[MightMakesRight just rewards for those who seize opportunities]], but whenever a devout follower of his uses these teachings to justify foul and violent actions -- which happens fairly often -- he simply disavows them.
* NotEvilJustMisunderstood: Zamorak preaches chaos and destruction, but in his eyes, destruction drives people out of their comfort zones and forces them to grow and adapt.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Like the rest of the Mahjarrat [[NonStandardCharacterDesign apart from Sliske]], the sclera of his eyes are red. In his concept art, his eyes are completely red.
* SinkOrSwimMentor: Personally was one Moia.
** He is one with all his followers really. His philosophy doesn't allow for hand holding.
* SocialDarwinist: He encourages chaos because it leads to the benefit of those who survive it.
* TheStarscream: To Zaros.
* TricksterMentor: His nicer followers tend to see him as this.
* TookALevelInBadass: Zigzagged, he lost power at the Battle of Lumbridge. He later restores the power he lost by grasping the Stone of Jas for a short time. So he broke even, but is still weaker than Saradomin.
* {{Troll}}: His detractors tend to see him as this. This was especially prominent in the Letters to the Gods, though it was [[ShooOutTheClowns gradually toned down]] as the conflicts between gods became prominent in the storyline.
* WingedHumanoid: When he officially returns to Runescape at Lumbridge, the form he assumes has a pair of [[GoodWingsEvilWings sinister looking wings]].

!!!Guthix
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The god of balance. Devoted to maintaining balance and creating a world where mortals can live without the influence of gods. Brought many mortal races onto Gielinor and created the runestones used for magic.

* AllPowerfulBystander: Unless you passed the GodzillaThreshold.
* AlmostDeadGuy: Sliske mortally wounds him and leaves, giving the player enough time to have a long chat with the dying god.
* AnthropomorphicPersonification: This has been {{Retcon}}ned, but in the God Letters, he stated that he exists because nature needs something to keep it in balance, and if he did not exist, he would instantly be created again. If all life in the plane were to be extinguished, he would lose his power.
* BalanceBetweenGoodAndEvil: This is Guthix's main philosophy, believing that Good, Evil, Order, and Chaos should all be in balance. In the {{Retcon}}ned God Letters, Guthix also acted as the mediator between Saradomin and Zamorak, ensuring that neither one became too powerful and overwhelmed the other.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: He was a transcendent god[[note]]the second highest tier, and the highest for non-Elder Gods[[/note]] and preferred to stay out of mortal affairs. When he woke at the end of the Third Age, the God Wars taking place ended not long afterwards ''for a very good reason''.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: Sort of. In the God Letters, it mentions the Earth and the Sun.
* CessationOfExistence: One of the rewards from Missing, Presumed Death reveals that when a mortal ascends to become a god, they give up any right to an afterlife, leaving this as their fate upon death. [[TearJerker On his deathbed]], Guthix [[FamousLastWords wanted to see his family again after thousands of years]]. Since he was the boss of the [[TheGrimReaper Grim Reaper]], he definitely was aware of this.
* CoolSword: He has only used two weapons in his life, and they were both swords. One is the size of a building, and can be seen in game in the [[{{Mordor}} Wilderness]]. The other is an artefact left behind by the Elder Gods, which he used to take the life and power of the god Skargaroth. It is also briefly visible in-game, just inside the entrance to Guthix's resting place. It is currently in pieces.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: His life on his homeworld was this.
* DeathSeeker / MyDeathIsJustTheBeginning / ThanatosGambit: He could easily have stopped Sliske long before he got close enough to use the Staff of Armadyl. He deliberately allowed his own death to happen, and entrusted the player character with protecting the world in his stead.
** Which has largely backfired on him thus far in the Sixth Age, with most players ignoring his call and the gods fighting over his own [[MacGuffin leftover power]].
* [[DeityOfHumanOrigin Deity of Naragi Origin]]
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: This is how Guthix became a god in the first place.
* EyeAwaken: In Origins of Gielinor, Guthix's awakening due to the destruction of Forinthry is portrayed like this.
* GodsHandsAreTied: {{Invoked}}. When Guthix sees the devastation caused by the gods' direct interference in mortal wars during the God Wars, It decrees that the gods may only influence the mortal realms indirectly through their followers. He enforces this by threatening to destroy the entire world if they step out of line. During The World Wakes, he is killed, and the other gods can return.
* JackOfAllStats: Equipment aligned with Guthix usually fills the exact midpoint between the Saradomin and Zamorak equivalents. Saradomin's Holy Book gives +8 to defense; Zamorak's Unholy Book gives +8 to attack; Guthix's Book of Balance, therefore, gives +4 to attack and +4 to defense. Similarly, the Saradomin bow gives a healing boost where the Zamorak Bow gives a damage boost, and the Guthix Bow splits the difference by giving a smaller boost to both.
* KilledOffForReal: During The World Wakes, Sliske kills him with the Staff of Armadyl which he somehow recovered from the Dragonkin and fixed.
* LastOfHisKind: The last of his race before he ascended.
* NatureSpirit: In the God Letters, he describes himself as nature's need for balance given AnthropomorphicPersonification. This has been {{Retcon}}ned with the revelation that he was once mortal, but he is still deeply associated with the Anima Mundi. As a transcendent god, his power was directly drawn from it.
* {{Naytheist}}: On his home plane, Guthix was originally from a race of weak creatures in a realm where many gods sent powerful monsters into battle. By pure chance, Guthix found an Elder Artifact and killed a god while he slept, unintentionally [[AGodAmI becoming one himself]]. Guthix doesn't want people to worship him or any other gods, so he banished all of the others and then went into a hidden slumber.
* PapaWolf: When he was mortal, he had a daughter. Two gods fought near his house while she was inside, and one of them fell on the house, killing her. Guthix then used the weapon said god dropped to drive off the beast-like victor of that duel, and plunged the weapon into the unconscious god's back in a fit of rage.
* PiecesOfGod: Guthix's "slumber" was actually a form of deep focus dedicated to a special task. He drew the [[LifeEnergy Anima]] [[NatureSpirit Mundi]] into his own vessel, [[PowerSource increasing his power]], but he never intended to keep that power for himself. Instead, he changed its nature, augmenting it as well as making it harder for any of the less scrupulous gods to suck it dry. Part of the reason he chose to die was to return this enhanced Anima to the world for the benefit of mortals, creating the skill of Divination.
* StopWorshippingMe: Guthix never wanted to be worshipped. His final wish as he dies is to be forgotten.
* TakeUpMySword: To the PlayerCharacter.
* TimeStandsStill: While dying, he states that he has slowed time to buy more time to talk with the PlayerCharacter.
* YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe: Guthix's [[http://runescape.wikia.com/wiki/God_Letters God Letters]] are all written in a deliberately archaic style.
* YouCannotGraspTheTrueForm: In the God Letters, he stated "I am Guthix. I am neither, and I am both. Thou canst not define a god as thou wouldst define a mortal." It also mentions that to correctly pronounce "Guthix", one's vocal organs must first be removed.
* YouKillItYouBoughtIt: Like Zamorak, Guthix became a god by slaying another one with an Elder Artifact.

!!!Zaros
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The god of control and fate. Manipulative and mysterious god that ruled a large empire during Second Age of Gielinor. Was forced to abandon his corporeal form and escape into another dimension during a fight against Zamorak.

* AmbiguouslyEvil: His alignment has been intentionally left vague. Some of his followers have committed atrocities, but others seem affable or even friendly. His enemies call him a vile being, but for a long time, there was no firm evidence to indicate whether he promoted good or evil. It is eventually made clear that while he is quite manipulative, and has been oppressive in the past, he doesn't qualify as either.
** [[spoiler: However in TLW both Guthix and Seren warn you to be careful of Zaros intentions. Seren in particular calls in to question his real motives for seeking Elder Godhood, as well as just how far he'll go to obtain it. ]]
* AnthropomorphicPersonification: He is the divine aspect of darkness.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Zaros has been known to engage in combat twice so far[[note]]he considered it a lesser form of interaction and generally sent one of his warriors to fight on his behalf[[/note]]: first he easily trapped the god Loarnab and turned it into a [[LivingBattery divine power source]], then [[CurbStompBattle absolutely kicked Zamorak's ass]] while having the Staff of Armadyl stuck [[InTheBack in his back]]. Zamorak's victory and [[AGodAmI ascendance]] only came about by virtue of being in the right place at the right time when Zaros [[UnstoppableRage lost his temper]].
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Possibly one of the best ways to interpret Zaros. He was one of the only two gods to be directly created by the Elder Gods as a god. It is known that Zaros cannot even understand the idea of revenge. He does not view morality in terms of good and evil, but in terms of actions and consequences. He also seems to form very few attachments.
* TheChessmaster: Considering his alignment, description as a 'Puppet Master' and the size of his empire at it's peak, it's safe to say that he does lean towards this.
* DarkIsEvil: [[spoiler: In TLW Guthix warns that the World Guardian should not trust anyone with as much power as Zaros has]]. Seren also shows a much less friendly side of him in TLW, where Zaros displays anger [[spoiler: and shows that his reasons for seeking Elder Godhood might not be purely altruistic, as he expresses the desire to make the universe "perfect"... ]]
* DarkIsNotEvil: He is a divine manifestation of darkness, but his morality is coldly logical and his intentions for the world are fairly noble.
* DeityOfHumanOrigin: [[AvertedTrope In contrast to the majority of deities, averted.]] Zaros was never a mortal being at all. This plays a large role in his BlueAndOrangeMorality.
* DidYouJustScamCthulhu: Zaros offered the Chthonians access to knowledge of new worlds in return for several legions. Though Hostilius, their leader, could have easily spared what Zaros asked for, his greed got the better of him and he worded the MagicallyBindingContract to give everything to the eldest signatory. Zaros saw through it, but signed the deal. He then revealed that ''he'' was the elder of the two by a significant margin.
* TheDreaded: Both Saradomin and Zamorak are terrified of him.
* EvilutionaryBiologist: In his efforts to cure the Illujanka race's infertility, he conducted some highly unethical experiments, weaving the lifeforces of Aviansie, Demonic, Icyenic, and Vampyric test subjects with Elder Energy, resulting in the creation of the Nihil.
* GlowingEyes: Sports this appearance in 'The Origins of Gielinor'.
* GodEmperor: In addition to being worshipped, he once ruled the strongest empire in Gielinor; also, much like the TropeNamer, he withdrew from his empire to work on a secret project, trusting his most prominent followers. Much like the TropeNamer, this did not end well.
* HarmonyVersusDiscipline: Definitely embodies the discipline side of the trope. He promotes control over emotions, dismissing concepts like "revenge", and also control over your property and people, and trusting in those who control you (leaders, generals, Zaros himself).
* HaveYouSeenMyGod: Zaros was betrayed by Zamorak and became incorporeal to survive his wounds. "The Temple at Senntisten" revolves around [[TheDragon Azzanadra]]'s attempts to find him and restore him to power again.
* HesBack: [[spoiler:As of "Fate of the Gods"]].
* HumanoidAbomination: He is a masked humanoid figure with eight eyes and a mask lower down that speaks for him, as well as "leaving a trail of shadows" when he moves (and apparently having no legs).
* InMysteriousWays: In the present era, he plans to use extremely subtle, almost unnoticeable manipulations to maintain balance.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Jagex has said that Zaros would sacrifice anything to save his own skin. Seren states that he would do absolutely anything to ascend to Elder Godhood and achieve control over everyone.
* ManipulativeBastard: He is said to be manipulative, and his words are carefully crafted to appeal to his target audience's sensibilities. This might have been best shown when he persuades the Mahjarrat into his plan of killing [[spoiler: Mah]] because it is what [[spoiler: Mah]] wants. This is BlatantLies because [[spoiler: Mah]] is not sentient enough to plan for that and had always instinctively acted to insure her own survival. Zaros knows this but he also knows that the Mahjarrat are not aware of her condition. He also knows that the Zarosians will go along with his plan anyway out of loyalty while the Zamorakians will agree with him if they get empowered.
* NatureSpirit: As a transcendent god, his power is directly drawn from [[LifeEnergy Anima]].
* PurpleIsPowerful: He's one of the more enigmatic deities and ranks high on the tier scale of the gods, and a lot of gear associated with him has a purple color scheme.
* SayMyName: Invoked word-for-word when you meet him in Freneskae.
* TheScottishTrope / HeWhoMustNotBeNamed: Characters are afraid to say his name, and it is rumored that doing so increases his power.
* SiblingYinYang: To Seren. He is the darkness to her light and the logic to her empathy. He is detached to the point of seeming cold, while she forms attachments to the point of being dysfunctional. He adored her just as she was devoted to him.
* TheSpock: He was said to have become [[OutOfCharacterMoment enraged]] when Zamorak betrayed him and supposedly cursed those responsible for his downfall to be trapped as invisible ghosts. But [[BigBad Lucien]] believed this to be implausible, and WordOfGod is Zaros is not planning on getting revenge on Zamorak. In fact, revenge itself is an alien concept to him, and he only sees others as how they fit into his plans. He largely dismisses the notions of good and evil and basis his morality in terms of actions and consequences.
* UntouchableUntilTagged: According to Zamorak, Zaros fell into this trope after he stabbed him and in his irrational fury to strangle Zamorak, the staff still in his chest impaled them both, [[HoistByHisOwnPetard and the backlash destroyed Zaros's body]].
* VoiceOfTheLegion: According to Dragon Rider Hannibus who wrote the book "Last Riders", Zaros speaks as if several voices are speaking at once.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: While Zaros has made some questionable decisions, his ultimate goal is to ascend to Elder Godhood. Why? [[spoiler: Because the Elder Gods are going to destroy every living thing in every world as part of their cycle of rebirth, and he wants to stop them. He also wants the power to fulfil his promise to the Ilujanka and restore their fertility, a feat he cannot accomplish even as a transcendent god.]]
* WhamLine: "[[spoiler:Upon my return to Gielinor, I searched for Mah's elder sisters, hoping to convince them to aid in my transcendence. Instead I discovered a horrifying truth about this world. I know now what its true purpose is. It is not for mortals. It is not for me. And only the powerful have a hope of surviving.]]"
* WrittenByTheWinners / HistoricalVillainUpgrade: Nearly all the records of Zarosian civilization were destroyed by the combined forces of Zamorak and Saradomin; most of what little remains is their propaganda about how he was totally evil.
* YourSoulIsMine: Zemourgal's notes claim he gained power and wisdom by devouring souls. Since the notes seem to mix Zaros up with Loarnab a bit, and Zemourgal is a blatantly UnreliableNarrator, make of this what you will.

!!!Bandos
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The god of war. Preferred deity of goblins, ogres and many of the other less intelligent races.

* AnthropomorphicPersonification: His divine energy is classified as Evil.
* ApocalypseHow: There was a peaceful swamp world named Yu'biusk. Then he found it. The result: Yu'biusk suffered plane-wide devastation, [[KillEmAll killing everything]], and now all the Yu'biusk races live on other planes.
* BloodKnight: Subverted. He's the god of war, but he doesn't like fighting when he can't smite everything with his godly powers. He's fine encouraging others to fight, though.
* CarryABigStick: His WeaponOfChoice is a mace.
* ChaoticStupid: Although Bandos isn't this himself, he teaches his followers to behave like this. In Bandos's absence, his followers are too stupid and busy fighting with each other to pose a serious threat to the world.
* TheChessmaster: Like [[LordOfTheRings Sauron]], Bandos is at his best when he is plotting and doesn't so much play the game as he ''rigs'' it. Also, whenever Bandos actually goes for GambitRoulette, he loses.
* DroppedABridgeOnHim: Made a big impression during the goblin quest series and upon his return was built up as a massive threat. He was promptly killed shortly thereafter by Armadyl, meaning that all the qualities that were built up about him -- his intelligence, his wildcard nature, and his [[BlackComedy humor]], among others -- are all left as [[InformedAttribute Informed Attributes]].
* EyeScream: When a priest in his homeworld discovered Bandos's insane plan to destroy their world, he managed to take Bandos by surprise and gored out one of his eyes.
* TheFaceless: We never get to see his actual face in-game, although there is released official artwork of his face.
* FalseReassurance: A child on his homeworld offered to tell him a great secret if Bandos spared him. Bandos replied that he would judge its value, but he never actually said that he would [[InfantImmortality spare the child]].
* GeniusBruiser: He was a highly intelligent, manipulative, and brilliant planner. After all, he managed to mobilize the least intelligent and unorganized races like goblins and ogres into deadly warriors, he was an excellent strategist and he made sure that all of his followers listened to him blindly, making sure that they wouldn't betray him. [[CurbStompBattle It still didn't help when he went in against Armadyl with death on the line]].
* GenocideFromTheInside: Deliberately wiped out his entire race and homeworld as a monument to his glory.
* GodOfEvil: Bandos is considered pure evil by pretty much the entire player base, as well as everyone outside of his devoted followers. [[WordOfGod Mod John]], who wrote the goblin story line, was asked whether Bandos would get character development like Zamorak, and replied that Bandos was written to be unlikeable. Other than a few VillainousVirtues, there [[StaticCharacter was nothing later writers could or would add]], so it was no surprise that when he went up against Armadyl in a much publicized World Event [[TonightSomeoneDies where the loser would die]], he [[CurbStompBattle lost overwhelmingly]]. What's more, nobody mourns him -- not his enemies, not his allies, not his followers, ''[[AndThereWasMuchRejoicing nobody]]''.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: The concept art of his face shows that he has an upside-down V-shaped scar running down his face.
* HateSink: Bandos was created and written specifically to be this, in contrast to the original GodOfEvil, Zamorak, who began to be portrayed by Jagex [[AntiVillain in a more sympathetic light]].
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: When he returned to Gielinor in the early Sixth Age, he [[VillainsActHeroesReact initiated]] a battle against Armadyl. [[KilledOffForReal It did not end well]].
* KickTheDog: He makes his followers fight, not necessarily even to make them stronger like [[SocialDarwinist Zamorak]], but for [[WarIsGlorious his glory]] and entertainment. Towards this end, he caused the destruction of the Goblin home world, Yu'biusk.
* KickTheSonOfABitch:
** The first thing he does while possessing Zanik in The Chosen Commander is hack off Sigmund's hand before the Ring of Life kicks in, and then [[KilledOffForReal end Sigmund's life]].
** When he is KilledOffForReal at the end of his battle with Armadyl, not only is he [[OffWithHisHead decapitated in the process]] but Armadyl subsequently flies to his remains, grabs his abandoned [[WeaponOfChoice mace]], and [[DeaderThanDead smashes his petrified head with it]].
* KilledOffForReal: In the second World Event, Armadyl is able to wound him using a building sized ritual. Then Armadyl flies up to Bandos' remains, grabs his mace, and delivers the final blow using Bandos' own weapon.
** CruelAndUnusualDeath / KarmicDeath: Depending on your perspective.
* LastOfHisKind: In Bandos's exact words, he came from a ProudWarriorRace. [[TooDumbToLive He claimed that they fought one another to the death to prove their strength until Bandos was the only one left]]. In actuality, according to his memoirs, it is stated that he killed the god that kept his world safe from meteorites in a deliberate effort to be the last being alive on his world. With his death in the Bird and the Beast, his race is now fully extinct.
* LetsYouAndHimFight: Engineered warfare between his own tribes of followers on Yu'biusk, which swiftly escalated into an ApocalypseHow as he led his followers' shamans to develop primitive weapons amounting vaguely to [[FantasticNuke magical nukes]]. He then forced his followers to use them against each other, despite some of them wanting peace. Bandos had no reason to do this, though, other than [[ForTheEvulz for his own glory]].
* LoopholeAbuse: Bandos wants to make war on Gielinor, but the Edicts of Guthix [[GodsHandsAreTied prevented him from doing so]]. His solution in "The Chosen Commander" is to [[spoiler:empower one of his followers with his own strength to create an avatar of himself, which he could then use to conquer the world without ''technically'' being the one ''personally'' out there doing it]].
* MightMakesRight: Bandos's philosophy is simple, and revolves around the idea that the strong should rule over the weak. [[AtLeastIAdmitIt At least he's honest about it]] and is no hypocrite in this regard. In fact, he [[WorthyOpponent greatly respects]] the Adventurer for defeating his avatar in "The Chosen Commander".
* OffWithHisHead: At the end of his battle against Armadyl, courtesy of a blast from the Divine Focus.
* OmnicidalManiac: He killed the god that had protected his homeworld and enabled life to exist on it, in a deliberate effort to kill everyone else on it and claim the god's power for his own. He ultimately aimed to wage war on world after world until he was the only one left, with the multiverse reduced into ruins as a monument to his glory.
* OrcusOnHisThrone: In his battle against Armadyl, he sits upon his throne and generally only oversees his army's efforts from his tower. He did, however, [[FastballSpecial toss a number of]] [[{{Mooks}} goblins]] at Armadyl in the opening cutscene, to little effect.
* {{Patricide}}: He murdered his father, believing it better for his father to die an honorable death in battle than let a cripple continue to rule the clan.
* PetTheDog: To Bandos ''any'' victory in battle is a commendable event, even if it is against him -- and as such he actually congratulates the player for defeating him in "The Chosen Commander" -- and battlefield honor is the highest virtue.
* PettingZooPeople: Although it was never shown in the game, some concept art has shown that underneath his armor he looks like an anthropomorphic rhinoceros with [[ExtraEyes four eyes]], one of which he lost in battle. Some older concept art that was ultimately never used except briefly during the motion comic showed him looking like an anthropomorphic pig.
* PsychopathicManchild: He basically views his conquests as his toys, to inevitably break at his leisure.
* RecliningReigner: He had a typical SlouchOfVillainy sitting on the throne atop his tower.
* TheScottishTrope / HeWhoMustNotBeNamed: Goblins referred to him as the Big High War God, and rarely ever say his true name out of fear of invoking his wrath. Only the most devout goblins are allowed to know his name, while his other followers use his name all the time.
* SpikesOfVillainy: He has large spikes on the armour of his right shoulder.
* TakingUpTheMantle: Subverted. According to Oldak, Zaros, and a few of his followers, sooner or later someone will probably take up his cause and replace him as the God of War, be they mortal or an actual god. At the end of The Mighty Fall, [[spoiler:depending on your choice, Zanik will take lead of a bunch of the Bandosians and guide them to Yu'biusk, where they will probably die and certainly never be seen again]]. Graardor's loyalists choose to follow him to continue their ForeverWar to claim the god sword. Either way though, Juna does not expect the Bandosians to be a threat again.
* WarGod: Subverted. WordOfGod says that he doesn't like fighting personally, making him a MilesGloriosus or a full-on DirtyCoward, as if he didn't have enough flaws already.
* WarIsGlorious: He's the god of war, after all.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: Half of the tropes concerning Bandos come from the goblin quest series, while the second half came from his memoirs after his death. And that is all we will ever have, because according to WordOfGod, Bandos' story is finished, along with any real threat from his followers.
* WeHaveReserves: The strength of his army wasn't in the intelligence of his troops, but the large numbers of footsoldiers and their physical strength.
* WorthyOpponent: Speaking to General Graardor in "Missing, Presumed Death" after completing "The Chosen Commander" will reveal that Bandos respects the player for [[spoiler:defeating his Avatar]]. As Bandos is confirmed by WordOfGod to be the only irredeemable deity, this is pretty much the closest thing to a positive quality he has.
* WouldHurtAChild: He killed a calf that had told him a great secret, before slaughtering the calf's entire species.

!!!Armadyl
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The god of liberty and justice. A close ally of Saradomin during God Wars, after which he faded into obscurity. He has since returned in a big way.

* AnthropomorphicPersonification: His divine energy is classified as Good.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: At the end of his battle with Bandos, his Divine Focus launched an attack which knocked Bandos off of his throne and simultaneously [[OffWithHisHead decapitated the god of war]]. Then, Armadyl flew to Bandos' petrified remains, seized his [[WeaponOfChoice mace]] as [[BlingOfWar a trophy]], and [[CruelAndUnusualDeath smashed Bandos' head with it]].
* BlowYouAway: The player can use a spell called Storm of Armadyl that launches a small tornado at the enemy. Also, his prominent champions like Kree'arra tend to attack like this.
* DespairEventHorizon: After Zamorak's destruction of Forinthry wiped out the Aviansie at the end of the Third Age, Armadyl fell into this, believing his entire race to be extinct. He departed from his remaining followers and wandered the cosmos in despair for millennia, before coming to his senses and returning in the Sixth Age.
* FloatingContinent: The Clan Citadels, which in-universe were originally Armadyl-aligned fortresses.
* GodOfGood: Takes this nearly as far in the other direction as Bandos takes GodOfEvil. Armadyl is the god of justice and liberty, and he wants the gods to be benevolent guides instead of despots. Because of his relative lack of flaws, he has one of the largest player followings out-of-universe.
* GoldAndWhiteAreDivine: The armor worn by his followers was gold and white colored, but in the modern day he seems to has switched to [[RedIsHeroic red]] and gold, symbolizing his personality change.
* GoodIsNotSoft: He has taken on this philosophy after growing out of the WideEyedIdealism he suffered from in the past.
* HufflepuffHouse: The god about which the least is known ''by far'', in-universe because he departed Gielinor following the massacre of his beloved Aviantese and his remaining devotees have [[TheRemnant greatly diminished in number]] over the centuries since. Out-of-universe, it's likely because the developers and writers think GoodIsBoring. It could also be caused by it being difficult to write negative traits for him and not turn him into [[LightIsNotGood a clone of Saradomin]].
* {{Hypocrite}}:
** Accused of being such by Bandos and Kara-Meir. Specifically, Armadyl claims to despise fighting, yet is still participating in the battle between himself and Bandos.
** Saradomin calls him out on lecturing the others about being manipulated by Sliske when he has also been played.
** Seren believes he spends too much time calling the other gods out and not enough time looking at his own faults.
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: Armadyl's perspective on his battle with Bandos, as well as violence in general.
* MagicStaff: His most well known influence on Gielinor is what is now known as the Staff of Armadyl. It's actually an artefact left behind by the Elder Gods, capable of killing even a high-tier "transcendent" god such as Zaros or Guthix.
* NiceGuy: He may be the only major god who has appeared so far who is this. He cared deeply for his followers and believes that gods and mortals should work together, with the gods acting as benevolent guides rather than the tyrants most of the major gods have been.
* OnlySaneMan: At the climax of the God Wars, with the other gods talking about how they were going to kill the others, Armadyl was still trying to reason with everybody. [[ApocalypseHow It didn't work.]]
* PettingZooPeople: He belongs to a race of humanoid birds called the Aviansie.
* StartXToStopX: Armadyl deliberately started a battle with Bandos to protect Gielinor from his desire for war and because the other took Sliske's bait to kill gods for the Stone of Jas.
* TechnicalPacifist: Although he is fully prepared to fight if need be, Armadyl insists that everyone can share the world peacefully.
* ThatManIsDead: If you comment on his appearance he will tell you the reason for his new look is to symbolize his rebirth from his former personality, explained below.
* TiredOfRunning: After the apparent extinction of his race, he wandered the cosmos for centuries in mourning. But as he explains to one of his followers, he eventually came to realize that he was accomplishing nothing. Upon discovering that members of his race had indeed survived, he recovered hope and decided that his new purpose was to take a stand against those who seek war.
* WideEyedIdealist: According to WordOfGod, he formerly is one of these but has since learned better [[TheIdealist while still retaining some of his idealism.]]
* WingedHumanoid: In his current form, he has multiple pairs of wings.

!!!Seren
Goddess of the Elves, representing Peace and Growth. She is stated to be the divine aspect of the [[NatureSpirit Anima Mundi]], though current lore defines this to mean a special connection rather than her being an AnthropomorphicPersonification. She had a special relationship with Guthix, though she was ordered to leave just the same as the rest after the god wars.

* ActualPacifist: Does not get involved in conflicts, and even when Zaros' empire threatened to envelop the continent, she remained in Tirannwn, protecting the elves there.
* AGodAmI: Has had a hard time coming to terms with morality. One of her shattered fragments will occasionally express this as it reflects her thoughts.
* AnthropomorphicPersonification: She is the divine aspect of light.
* CrystalSpiresAndTogas: She is basically a living crystal and the source of all elven crystal. She supplied the elves with small amounts of crystal formed from her own body to serve as material for tools. After she shattered herself into pieces, her fragments greatly increased the supply to the extent that the elves were able to remake the entire city of Prifddinas to be structured on it.
* DevourTheDragon: [[spoiler:Her Dark Lord aspect consumes the souls of his own top followers, Lord Iorwerth and King Lathas]].
* EnemyWithout: When she shattered into pieces, one of the shards [[spoiler:manifested as the part of her psyche that was fascinated with death and became known as the Dark Lord]].
* EvilIsNotAToy: [[spoiler:Her Dark Lord aspect was imprisoned in the Temple of Light to prevent it from harming anyone after she broke herself apart. Lord Iowerth and King Lathas attempted to release and use the Dark Lord to fuel their own ambitions. He ultimately devours both of their souls.]]
* FatalFlaw: WordOfGod says that she's so devoted to peace that she's become an ardent self-segregationist, believing that mortals will never know peace as long as the different races live amongst each other, so the best option is to withdraw completely into one's own kind.
* GodGuise: She technically ''is'' a god herself, but she pretended to be Mah in order to guide the Mahjarrat race.
* LightIsGood/ LightIsNotGood: Seren's powers and philosophy are mostly benevolent.
** However like Saradomin she has taken an IDidWhatIHadToDo attitude in the past, that like him she has expressed regret for. In her attempts to lengthen the elves' lifespan, she accidentally bound them tightly to herself. After learning of Gielinor, she hoped it would hold a solution. So she used this connection to the elves, which makes them abandon everything else to be close to her or die, to force them to follow her to Gielinor.
* HarmonyVersusDiscipline: Embodies the Harmony side of the trope. Her followers live off the land, and always try to give back at least as much as they take. Seren herself is an ActualPacifist, and encourages the same from her followers.
* HeroicBSOD: When she realized that it was her fault that the Mahjarrat became what they are today.
* HeroicSacrifice: Feeling that the gods were inherently harmful to mortalkind, Guthix refused point blank to let her remain among the elves and demanded that she depart. She revealed that she couldn't because of her connection to the elves, which would kill them without her presence. As a compromise, she offered to essentially commit suicide by shattering herself into pieces. That way, she would be gone, but her power would sustain them long enough to weaken the connection. While saddened, Guthix agreed. Now that Guthix is dead however, the elves hope to gather her fragments and restore her. And during "The Light Within", they do.
* MercyKill: [[spoiler:In the climax of the Children of Mah quest, she discovers to her horror that Zaros' machinations have rendered their mother, the Elder God Mah, catatonic, and after a trip into her mind in an attempt to save her, discovers that Mah feared ''all'' of her children, including Seren. Not wanting her to live with that fear and suffering anymore, she ends Mah's life, saving Freneskae but putting her in conflict with the rest of the eponymous Children, especially her brother Zaros.]]
* MotherNature / NatureSpirit: Aligned with nature, possibly even more so than Guthix. As a transcendent god, her power is directly drawn from [[LifeEnergy Anima]].
* NiceJobBreakingItHero:
** She pretended to be Mah and guided the culture of her younger siblings, the Mahjarrat, in a way to keep Mah stabilized. But as an unintended consequence, the Mahjarrat became warlike and violent.
** She felt bad that the elves had such short lifespans instead of enjoying immortality like herself. But the magic she used to lengthen them had an unintended consequence, magically binding them to her and making them physiologically incapable of living without her presence.
** In her attempts to fix her mistake with the elves, she, with the Iorwerth clan's permission, ran experiments on them. This is implied to have had side effects that left the Iorwerth with darker impulses and eventually led to the Elven Civil War.
* PiecesOfGod: Seren is basically a lifeform made out of divine crystal. She can break pieces of herself off into crystal seeds in order to grow tools or aspects of herself. She was a peaceful god who did not involve herself in the God Wars beyond the protection of her own people. Unfortunately, the destruction the wars caused made Guthix to become so resolved in his belief that the gods should not interfere with mortals, that he left her with no choice but to leave. Rather than abandon her people, she chose to wane, shattering into crystal and light, scattering herself about the forest and causing Guthix to mourn her death. Now that Guthix is dead however, many of the elves hope that they can regather all the crystals to revive her, or that she might even be able to rebirth herself in their home world. Her shards form numerous personalities, including an elf, as well as [[spoiler:the Dark Lord]].
* PowerCrystal: The crystal bow, shield, chimes and saw, and Elven crystals in general, are aligned with Seren.
* SiblingYinYang: To Zaros. She is the light to his darkness and the empathy to his logic. She forms attachments to the point of being dysfunctional, while he is detached to the point of seeming cold. She was devoted to him just as he adored her.
* SiblingRivalry: With Zaros. She has made it her mission to prevent him from achieving Elder Godhood
* TouchedByVorlons: Elves originally had the same lifespans as humans. Seren tried the best she could to make them immortal. She ultimately failed, but was able to expand their lifespans from decades to centuries. However, this had unintended consequences.
* YourSoulIsMine: [[spoiler:The part of her that manifests as the Dark Lord ate souls, including the souls of Lord Iorwerth and King Lathas]].

!!! Brassica Prime
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/brassica_on_podium.png]]
[[caption-width-right:350:You know what this place is missing though? A cabbage patch!]]
Originally a noncanon JokeCharacter. He is the god of cabbages.

* AprilFoolsDay: He was originally created as an April Fools Day joke in 2007, in a fake behind the scenes article about an upcoming dungeon where he would be the boss. Two years later he showed up in the game for real to players who managed to kick a cabbage from one side of Gielinor to another during an event where cabbages came to life and could be kicked like soccer balls, saying joyful things when kicked. He was not considered canon until some time after this.
* CallAHumanAMeatbag: Calls the other gods "Flesh Giants".
* CloudCuckooLander: After the "Missing, Presumed Death" quest, he reveals he thought the gods, whom he refers as "Flesh Giants", had reunited to see ''him''.
* {{Determinator}}: Brassica Prime values persistence.
* EasterEgg: He shows up as an Easter Egg that the player can find after completing the quest The Death of Chivalry. The player must return to the tomb and search the coffins. Inside one of them is a gilded cabbage. If the player places this on the ground and kicks it thirty times, he will speak to the player and reward them with bonus prayer experience.
* GenkiGirl: During the event when he first showed up, the animated cabbages behaved like this.
* InsaneTrollLogic: A lot of Brassica Prime's beliefs are filled with this. He was unafraid of getting hit by the Dragonkin's fireballs because in his mind [[ElementalRockPaperScissors cabbage beats fire]] since getting hit with fire would result in cooked cabbage, and that would make him more powerful because "Deliciousness is power." He also claims to have power over anything that is even vaguely cabbage shaped, such as the stone of Jas (which actually has a running gag of being called a cabbage) and the planet and sun. He also automatically assumes that anybody not wearing a shirt is homeless and can't be convinced otherwise.
* LethalJokeCharacter / BewareTheSillyOnes: [[WordOfGod According to Mod Osborn,]] he is a tier 5 god. If this is true, it means he is more powerful than lesser gods, such as Icthlarin[[note]]tier 6[[/note]] and Apmeken[[note]]tier 7[[/note]], but not as powerful as the major gods, such as Armadyl[[note]]tier 4[[/note]] and Zamorak[[note]]tier 4, at least initially[[/note]]. Sliske certainly thinks Brassica Prime is important, as Brassica Prime was one of the gods invited to his "ascension".
* LetsMeetTheMeat: He takes pride in being delicious and nutritious, and claims that deliciousness is the source of his power. Consequently, he isn't bothered by the prospect of being cooked or eaten, since that would only increase his deliciousness... [[InsaneTrollLogic and therefore, his power]].
* MeaningfulName: Brassica Prime is Latin for "First Cabbage"
* NatureSpirit: If asked about the source of his divinity, he mentions the deliciousness that flows through all things, which seems to be a zany description of the Anima Mundi.
* OddJobGods: Naturally is this as the god of cabbages. He isn't taken seriously by anyone who isn't a radical Godless.
* PlantPerson
* VoiceOfTheLegion: He speaks this way when he contacts you in the above Easter egg. He sounds like a very high pitched voice and a very low pitched voice speaking in unison.

!!!Marimbo
Marimbo is a gorilla goddess worshiped by monkeys and gorillas. In the Sixth Age she is rivals with Brassica Prime

* DungFu: [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar She and her followers are heavily implied to have done this Kara-Meir]] when she gave them a NayTheist speech.
* TheTease / AnythingThatMoves: She does this to the emissary of the Godless during the Cabbage Face Punch Bonanza, [[InterspeciesRomance a human]]. He is disturbed by this and is unsure if she is being serious or not.
* HardDrinkingPartyGirl
* TheHedonist: People frequently refer to her as such, though she says that a true hedonist would only focus on themselves. She wants to invite ''all'' her friends to the party!
* SamusIsAGirl: She was originally believed to be male, but Jagex later retconned her to be female because there were not enough prominent female gods.
* ScrewThisImOutOfHere / ActualPacifist: She says that she will do this and take her followers with her if the other factions come after her or her followers. Rather ironic, given her popularity on the militant Ape Atoll.
* VolleyingInsults: With Brassica Prime.
* YouKillItYouBoughtIt: This is how she became a God, although it was by accident. She originally was a non-sapient Gorilla who an unnamed god challenged to a drinking contest which ended up being fatal to that god. She replaced that god as the god of "having a good time." She also mentions a "drinking horn" which possibly refers to one of the elder artifacts.

!!!Jas
--> From Jas, the thought to lead them all. The preparation, the plan, the execution. To look to the future.
An Elder God associated with time and one of the beings who shaped many worlds, including Gielinor. She is the most powerful being in the Runescape multiverse and left behind an incredibly powerful artefact called the Stone of Jas.

* AmplifierArtifact: The eponymous Stone of Jas, which greatly boosts abilities of its user.
* AnthropomorphicPersonification: She is connected to progression and air.
* BlowYouAway: She is said to be connected to air.
* BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu: [[spoiler:The Echo of Jas asserts that this is all you have managed to accomplish when you defeat her]].
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: She placed a torturous curse on the Dragonkin, not out of malice, but simply because she perceives mortals in the same way we perceive ants.
* {{Curse}}: Has imposed one on the Dragonkin. As a result, the Kin suffers as "false users" tap on the powers of the Stone of Jas, and end up protecting the stone by hunting down these "false users" in order to ease their pain.
* FloatingContinent: Based on how Zaros described the "elemental planes", Abbinah appears to be one of her solo creations.
* HaveYouSeenMyGod: It appears that she's been gone since even before Guthix arrived on Gielinor. Her influence is only felt through Stone of Jas and some Dragonkin writings.
* FunWithAcronyms: Not exactly in in-universe context, but Jas could also stand for Java Application Server. The game engine is written in Java programming language.
* [[SamusIsAGirl Jas Is A Girl]]
* TheSmartGuy: Among the Elder, Jas is the most connected with intelligence. The Elder Chronicles call Jas "the thought to lead them all", and the Stone of Jas can be used to gain knowledge without enraging the Dragonkin.
* TimeMaster: A [[GuideDangIt very well hidden set of lore in game]] reveals that Jas is the god of time. And female.
* YouCannotGraspTheTrueForm: [[spoiler: The [[FightingAShadow Echo of Jas]] you fight at the end of One Of A Kind appears as a player in full black-coloured dragon armor. The examine text reveals this was the PlayerCharacter's mind's attempt to piece together a workable appearance.]]

!!!Ful
--> From the heat is born passion, growth and life. The maiden feels love and joy. Thus came Edda-Ful.
After completing The Brink of Extinction, it is revealed that the [[RockMonster TokHaar]] and the Elder Kiln they come from are an Elder Artifact. [[GuideDangIt An absurdly complex set of tasks]] will allow you to translate a set of writings from their prophet, revealing information about Ful, the Elder Goddess of Fire and Constancy. She created the Elder Kiln, and moved it from world to world until she was satisfied with the results.

* AnthropomorphicPersonification: She is connected to constancy and fire.
* GodIsInept: The way her mouthpiece, Fulkra describes her.
* HaveYouSeenMyGod: According to Tok Haar Hok, after creating Gielinor, the Elders were satisfied with their work and lay down upon their "perfect world". Since then, the Hok have not receieved any orders, and do not know if they will awaken.
* TheMcCoy: Possibly. The Elder Chronicles associate Ful with passion, love, and joy.
* PlayingWithFire: Her specialty. She is the source of the sacred lava that fuels the Elder Kiln.

!!!Mother Mah
--> From darkness is born light, the spark of life. The child is full of wonder, imagination, and innocence. Thus came Edda-Mah.
Mahjarrat legends speak of an [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin evil creator god in their home realm]] who combined all of "his" most fearsome monsters into the [[EldritchAbomination Muspah]]. Jagex recently confirmed that this being does in fact exist, and is an Elder God who preferred to work alone. She is the mother of Zaros, Seren, and the Mahjarrat race.

* AbusivePrecursors: Created the Mahjarrat, as well as an entire CrapsackWorld. At least, humans would see Freneskae like that. On the other hand, [[spoiler:she doesn't really have the sense to even be aware of what she's done]].
* AnthropomorphicPersonification: She is connected to light, darkness, and potential.
* [[spoiler:AlmightyIdiot: Revealed in "Fate of the Gods" to have stunted intelligence compared to the other Elder Gods, acting only on instinct.]]
* BiggerBad: Possibly. This god is only mentioned in a single quest, and even then only briefly; if it does end up being a character, it's status as a Elder god will make it more powerful than any enemy in the game.
** After "Fate of the Gods" she is awake and on the move.
* EldritchAbomination: Her creation was defective and the other Elder Gods believed her to be stillborn. The Muspah, whether it actually exists or is simply from folklore, gives the Mahjarrat nightmares. I repeat, the PhysicalGods who have dominated Runescape's major storylines for years have nightmares about this entity's creations.
* GodIsEvil: the Mahjarrat seem to think so. Given that half of them are ObviouslyEvil, and the other half can be questionable at times, make of that what you will.
* [[spoiler:GooGooGodlike: She is an elder god and has all the skill and gift at creation such status entails. But as a result of her defective birth and diminishing energy, her mentality is childlike in nature, which frustrated her son, Zaros, to no end.]]
** According to the Elder Chronicles, Mah is always the most childlike of the Elder Gods. "From darkness is born light, the spark of life. The child is full of wonder, imagination and innocence. Thus came Edda-Mah."
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal: Seren reluctantly puts her out of her misery, and she is now nothing more than an empty husk.]]
* LiquidAssets: [[spoiler:She requires Freneskae's dying [[NatureSpirit Anima Mundi]] to feed on. As an elder god, she can never truly die, but as her energy is depleted, she falls deeper and deeper into a coma.]]
* MyBelovedSmother: Basically the way Zaros sees her. The other elder gods abandoned her, believing her stillborn. But in fact, she survived and created Zaros and Seren to keep her company. Zaros and Seren had certain mental weaknesses they believe she created to keep them in her presence. Zaros grew tired of her controlling, childish nature and left, while Seren took as best care of her as she could until she could do no more.
* YinYangBomb: Mah is the Elder God of light and darkness

!!!Tumeken
The Sun god and father of Icthlarin and Amascut.

* ApocalypseHow: He exploded into massive flame, wiping out most of the Mahjarrat and converting what had once been a lush and fertile land into desert. As a result, even though Zaros and the Mahjarrat had technically won, it wasn't worth the trouble to conquer what was left.
* HeroicSacrifice: Most of the Mahjarrat betrayed the Menaphites to Zaros and nearly conquered Menaphos. He sacrificed himself to make it a PyrrhicVictory.
* DeathByIrony: His son, Icthlarin, conscripted the Mahjarrat to help fight off the Zarosian Empire. Their betrayal directly leads to the downfall of Tumeken.
* NeverFoundTheBody: It is unclear if Tumeken is actually ''dead'' or just elsewhere.

!!!Icthlarin
The Menaphite demi-god of the Underworld. Generally appears as a cat- or jackal-headed humanoid.

* EverybodyHatesHades: Subverted big time. Despite bringing the [[HumanoidAbomination Mahjarrat race]] to Runescape, he plays a vital role to anybody who has died, and has tried to make up for his actions in the past. And it has worked: despite being a regional demigod, players overwhelmingly chose to support him over the major gods (or the Godless faction) during ''Missing, Presumed Death''.
* NiceGuy: He is remarkably benevolent in his interactions with the PlayerCharacter, both in ''Icthlarin's Little Helper'' and ''Missing, Presumed Death'' -- in direct contrast to his sister [[OmnicidalManiac Amascut]] and his rival [[ManipulativeBastard Sliske]].
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: By recruiting the [[HumanoidAbomination Mahjarrat]] to help fight off the invading Zarosian Empire, he is indirectly responsible for many of the worst atrocities to befall Gielinor. In particular, actions of Mahjarrat such as Zamorak directly caused the God Wars and the deaths of millions, including Icthlarin's father Tumeken.
* PettingZooPeople: Often appears with the head of a cat or a jackal.
* {{Psychopomp}}: Responsible for safeguarding the souls of the dead as they journey to and reside in the Underworld.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Was the recipient of this at the hands of the Mahjarrat. First, Sliske left him because he was denied the use of an army of wights and undead; the rest of Sliske's brethren soon followed him to serve Zaros.

!!!Amascut
The Menaphite demi-goddess of destruction. She appears as a red haired woman to cause trouble in the desert.

* BigBad: Of the Desert Series, she is the main source of conflict in the Desert, and most of the evil actions work their way back to her.
* {{Curse}}: When she lost the last vestiges of her sanity and went on a mad rampage, her former priestesses combined their powers to bind her to the Kharid desert and ensure no one would ever worship her again.
* DarkSkinnedRedhead: Three of her human disguises: the Wanderer, Sumona, and Jesmona. She also appears in this shape to taunt you during the Halloween 2015 event.
* DidYouJustScamCthulhu: She didn't expect you to survive the "Smoking Kills" quest, so she ends up becoming a slayer master at the end. To be fair, she is considered one of the 'harder' Masters due to the Combat Level required to get tasks from her being disproportionately lower than the monsters she dishes out compared to her contemporaries, but she ''is'' trying to kill you. If you live, you kill a lot of monsters and she wins; if you die, [[CaptainObvious you die]] and she wins.
* ForTheEvulz: If you ask her for slayer hints she'll mention that the monsters you're killing bore or annoy her.
* GoMadFromTheRevelation: Mahjarrat Memories implies that she had an encounter with an Elder God who created a nightmarish CrapsackWorld filled with {{Eldritch Abomination}}s. This ''might'' explain why she turned evil.
* IHaveManyNames: The Devourer, The Wanderer, Sumona, and [[spoiler:Lady Keli]] so far.
* MindControl: No one follows her willingly in the present era, but she does have a few followers under mind control.
* RedEyesTakeWarning
* {{Reincarnation}}: She was once the goddess in charge of reincarnating the most worthy of souls. Though after she went mad, her brother had to take charge of this duty.
* TheTrickster
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: She fooled the Scabarites by appearing as "a female with red chitin."
** She also uses human forms to deceive humans into carrying out her plots. Among these are the red-haired Wanderer, Slayer Master Sumona, and StatuesqueStunner [[spoiler: Lady Keli]].
* [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have to be Cats?]]: She refuses to talk to you if you have a cat out.
** YouAreWhatYouHate: She's a ''lion'' goddess.
* YourSoulIsMine: She is referred to as the Devourer. Back when she was a benevolent god, she was charged with destroying the darkest, most evil of souls. But in the present time, she and her monsters attempt to devour the souls travelling to the afterlife to increase her own power, while her brother attempts to stop her. Her victims suffer CessationOfExistence.

!!! Scabaras
An insectoid demi-god, worshiped by a race of humanoid insects.

* AbsoluteXenophobe: Scabarites are this, but unlike most examples of this trope they are passively xenophobic. They avoid contact with non-Scabarites but wish to remain at peace with them; just going to war with non-Scabarites is considered too much contact. They did not turn violent until [[spoiler:they were corrupted by Amascut]].
* BigCreepyCrawlies: He is the creator of the giant dungbeetle creatures called Kalphites. His worshipers, known as the Scabarites, use giant locusts and scarabs as mounts and guardians.
* GoMadFromTheIsolation: Inverted. He teaches his followers to achieve enlightenment through isolation.
* InsectoidAliens / PettingZooPeople: Scabarites look like humanoid beetles.
* LonersAreFreaks: This seems to be a significant reason why Scabarites are feared and hated by the other inhabitants of the Kharidian Desert.
* MultipleChoicePast: There are three different stories about how Scabaras originated. Two of them can be heard in-game, one of which is told by the high priest of Scabaras, and a third version can be found on the [=RuneScape=] website.
* SexIsEvil: Scabarites never have sex except when they need to breed, and when they do they consider it a NecessaryEvil.
* WasOnceAMan: The Scabarites once were humans who Scabaras transformed as a reward for worshiping him faithfully for many generations.

!!! Apmeken
The Menaphite goddess of joy and laughter with an affinity for monkeys.

* AndIMustScream: [[spoiler:Apmeken, by her nature, was suppressing destruction in the desert, so in a fit of rage, Amascut ripped away Apmeken's sight, hearing and voice, creating three demonic apes, which Amascut promptly sent to kill all of Apmeken's monkey followers.]]
* TheHeart
* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: In the "Do No Evil" quest your mission is to bring monkeys to the desert to make it a better place.

!!!Tuska
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[[caption-width-right:350:The World Devourer]]
Unlike the other gods, Tuska is a wild beast who cares only for causing destruction, having already ravaged the homeworld of Guthix and the Naragi amongst a large number of other planes. Recently, monsters called Airut have been appearing in far-flung parts of Gielinor, and [[OhCrap they resemble Tuska's mooks ...]]

* AlmightyIdiot / GodIsDumb: Does not seem to care about conquest so much as [[OmnicidalManiac destroying everything in her path]]. Furthermore, it appears that her {{mooks}}, the Airut, are actually driving her like a wild animal and [[RapePillageAndBurn looting anything they can from the debris]].
* AntiMagic: Tuska has a shield made of [[LifeEnergy Anima]] that resists the powers of most gods.
* ApocalypseHow: Wiped out [[DepopulationBomb a huge chunk of the living population]] on Guthix's homeworld, and basically left the planet as a dead wreck in her wake. She invaded Mazcab, home of the Goebies, and destroyed most of the surface, leaving behind her followers to plunder what was left.
* EldritchAbomination: The closest candidate outside of the Elder Gods; so far, she's been [[InvincibleVillain unstoppable]].
* FedToPigs: Regularly pulls this off ''[[PlanetEater on a planetary scale]]'', and [[ThisIsGonnaSuck Gielinor was to be next]]. Players and supporters of each faction of gods [[WeAreStrugglingTogether banded together]] to eventually slay Tuska, whose remains now lie in the desert.
* FullBoarAction / EverythingsMessierWithPigs: Tuska is referred to as resembling a giant boar. Her mooks, the Airut, are also boar-like creatures.
* TheJuggernaut: So far, mortals have been [[CurbStompBattle entirely powerless to stop her]], and other gods have done no better than temporarily slowing her down. In fact, she is ''so'' scary, that four religious factions that mutually loathe one another agreed to an EnemyMine to take her down. It took this alliance a month to defeat her, after which she crashed into the Misthalin Sea, and is now where the portal to Mazcab is.
* NonMaliciousMonster: She doesn't destroy by choice, but by constant impulse.
* NotQuiteDead: She was mostly killed by Vorago, an embodiment of Gielinor's [[GeniusLoci Anima Mundi]]. But while her body was killed, she still retains some life because of all the souls she devoured.
* OmnicidalManiac: Not out of any particular desire for destruction, but rather by [[AlmightyIdiot mindless and uncontrollable instinct]].
* PlanetEater: It has been mentioned that she devours the LifeEnergy of the worlds she destroys, and one of her titles is "[[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast The World Eater]]".
* PortentOfDoom: When she starts making her way to Gielinor, it causes a world-spanning earthquake and everyone recieves a vision of her face and a sense that the end is nigh.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: She gets mentioned briefly in Guthix's backstory as the one who destroyed his world, then gets killed by Vorago on behalf of the Godless after a month long event with minimal storyline.
* YourSoulIsMine: She devoured not only the LifeForce of each world she invaded, but their afterlives as well. Thankfully, Tuska did not actually [[CessationOfExistence digest them]], and as a result, they all flood into Gielinor's afterlife when she dies.

!!! Skargaroth
A powerful and solitary hunter-god who has been long deceased. Skargaroth was killed by Guthix when he was still a mortal, and he ascended to godhood after slaying him.

* AccidentalMurder: He unknowingly killed Aagi, Guthix's daughter, by falling on top of the house she was hiding in when he was impaled by Tuska. [[PapaWolf Guthix didn't take that well.]]
* CoolSword: He was the wielder of [[AncientArtifact the Elder Sword]] [[HoistByHisOwnPetard before Guthix used it to slay him.]]
** Seeing how gods ascend in [=RuneScape=], it may be that the sword was linked to his ascension as well.
* DeathByOriginStory
* EgomaniacHunter: He enjoyed the thrills of the hunt and wanted to take on more powerful opponents for sports. And for a god, a suitable target is Tuska, a boar-like goddess who destroyed Guthix's home realm and race.
* PosthumousCharacter

!!!Loarnab
A beastly god of lesser intelligence that once "ruled", or rather, terrorised the region Zaros would come to conquer. Zaros bound it with magic and used it to power his city and a dimensional portal.

* AndIMustScream: See LivingBattery.
* HydraProblem: Destroying one of its heads resulted in more taking its place.
* LivingBattery: Zaros's forces trapped Loarnab. Zaros used his magicks to twist it into a power source to bring forth his legions and power his city, slowly and painfully killing it.
* MultipleHeadCase: It had multiple heads.
* PosthumousCharacter: WordOfGod states that Loarnab is long dead.
* PunnyName: It's name is a pun on "Lore Noob".
* TakenForGranite: As with all gods, its death resulted in it turning to stone, though in its case, it happened gradually.

!!!V
The Fremmenik God of Heroism and the one who introduced runecrafting to mortals.

* CelibateHero: Since becoming a god, he has become so devoted to the cause of heroism to the point of having trouble even conceiving of the idea of settling down and getting married. He isn't completely sure why.
* FakingTheDead: He was planning to do this after getting rid of the other gods to let mortals believe they have been freed of divine interference.
* LetsYouAndHimFight: He planned to manipulate the lesser gods into banding together against the stronger ones, with the eventual goal of killing them all.
* LiquidAssets: He is killed when the Necrosyrtes use an Elder Artefact to drain his power into one of their own.
* TheParagon: He aimed to inspire everyone to follow in his footsteps and become a hero.
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: He felt that modern Gielinor had grown decadent. He planned to put the Fremmenik under a harsh training regimen and have the Moon Clan switch from contemplation to battle magic. All with the aim of inspiring a new generation of heroic warriors.
* TouchedByVorlons: The Stone of Jas played a partial role in his ascension to godhood, which is also why the Necrosyrtes want him dead. Touching the Stone was also what taught him how to imbue magic into rune stones.
* MoralMyopia: He is a genuine hero, but he is also a WellIntentionedExtremist who is overly certain of his own righteousness. He accuses the other gods of being "evil", and gets irritated at the jeers of the peoples he believes himself to have liberated from tyrants.
* {{Naytheist}}: He believed that even the "good" gods were little more than tyrants who stifled their people, let alone the ObviouslyEvil ones. While he disagreed with Guthix's choice to remain an AllPowerfulBystander, he ''did'' agree that the gods should be forbidden from interacting with mortals and planned to manipulate them all into killing one another to enforce this.
* TakingTheBullet: He does this to save the player in the quest Hero's Welcome.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: He gets killed by the Necrosyrte Dragonkin in the same quest you finally meet him in person.

!!!Xau-Tak
An as yet unmet god mentioned in a few recent quests (The Mighty Fall, Hero's Welcome and Kindred Spirits to be exact), but who has been hinted at since 2005. Highly implied by Word of God to be involved with the Pirate quest series.

* BiggerBad: [[spoiler: Highly implied to be so to Rabid Jack and the Cave Horrors/Skeletal Horror.]]
* EldritchAbomination: [[spoiler:Ancient, mysterious, and associated with madness, the oceans, undeath, and an ancient civilization known only in strange ruins.]]
* GodOfEvil: Compared to Bandos by V.
* {{Necromancer}}: [[spoiler:Heavily involved with both death and undeath, and V has described the worlds it has conquered as corpse oceans.]]


!!!The Queen of Ashes
A goddess who has conquered multiple worlds and is now setting her sights on Gielinor.

* GodEmperor: She has conquered multiple worlds and is said by V to gather followers for an infernal cause.
* PlayingWithFire: What she is implied to have power over.

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* EvilIsNotAToy: [[spoiler:Lord Iowerth and King Lathas attempted to use her Dark Lord aspect to fuel their own ambitions. He ultimately devours both of their souls.]]

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* EvilIsNotAToy: [[spoiler:Lord [[spoiler:Her Dark Lord aspect was imprisoned in the Temple of Light to prevent it from harming anyone after she broke herself apart. Lord Iowerth and King Lathas attempted to release and use her the Dark Lord aspect to fuel their own ambitions. He ultimately devours both of their souls.]]
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