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!Divine Beings

[[folder:The Snarl]]
!!The Snarl

->'''Lord Shojo:''' The world took shape, but for every argument, a new snag would develop in the fabric of the world. A new snarl in the threads of reality. And the gods, blinded by their petty squabbles, did not see the Snarl growing every day... Growing more complex... growing more intelligent... growing more hateful.

An immensely powerful god-killing EldritchAbomination whom many of the main villains wish to harness, each for their own reasons. Born from the dissensions and frustrations of the gods during the first creation of the world.
* ApocalypseHow: Class "Universal/Physical Annihilation".
* BeyondTheImpossible: Annihilated the Eastern pantheon, when killing gods should impossible.
-->'''Durkon:''' Wait a minute, ye cannae kill tha gods. Tha's impossible.\\
'''Shojo:''' For mere mortals like you or I, certainly, friend dwarf.
* BiggerBad: It's far more powerful than Xykon and overshadows the entire setting, but isn't personally involved in the plot and probably cares nothing for it.
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Its mindset is unfathomable.
* ContinuitySnarl: Literally the embodiment of one.
* DeaderThanDead: The fate of anyone killed by the Snarl, because even souls are destroyed.
* EldritchAbomination: Even gods are baffled by its existence and nature.
* EvilOverlooker: In the poster illustrating the LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters of ''[=OotS=]'', the Snarl takes this role.
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: The only distinguishable feature in the scramble of threads that is his body.
* HeroKiller: Aside from the numerous heroes it ''has'' killed, it also gives this impression, both in its own time and in the time of the Order of the Stick. Even the gods are afraid of this thing.
* ManOfKryptonite: [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0274.html It is theorized]] that due to its origins, the gods are ''more'' vulnerable to being killed by the Snarl than mortals of comparable level would be. Though "comparable level" is a subjective term. Gods in that edition of ''D&D'' usually have at least 60 levels even before level adjustment.
* MindControlEyes: The people that stare into the rift for a long period of time gets purplish eyes. [[spoiler:Just ask Blackwing. Or Laurin.]]
* OmnicidalManiac: Most likely, though [[spoiler:the revelation of ''a freaking planet'' within its rift opens all kinds of cans of worms.]]
* SealedEvilInACan: Unusually, the can is ''the whole world''. [[spoiler:And as of #945, it is starting ''to get out of it''.]]
* YouCannotGraspTheTrueForm: Artwork in stories told of it (in ''Start of Darkness'' and "The Crayons of Time") only portrays it as a ball of crayon scribbles with glowing eyes and clawed "limbs". [[spoiler:Strip #945 does not use crayon scribbles, but still conveys this trope.]]

[[folder:The Dark One]]
!!The Dark One

->''"I LIVE AGAIN!!"''

->'''Race:''' God (formerly goblin)\\
'''Gender:''' Male\\
'''Class:''' Unknown (rumors of a prestige class)\\
'''Alignment:''' LawfulEvil

The evil god of all goblinoids. Originally a goblin warlord born with purple skin, he united many tribes in a mighty army threatening the human lands. He was killed through treachery, but had so many followers that he rose to godhood. Now he plans to upset the status quo between PC and monster races by using the Snarl as a bargaining chip. He's working to this end through his true prophet, the bearer of the Crimson Mantle.
* AggressiveNegotiations: Back when a mortal, was killed during them.
* AntiVillain: He wants a better life for his people. Before he was betrayed, he didn't do much in the way of evil. He gathered the various goblins tribes under one banner but didn't order an attack. He planned to talk things out instead.
* AnAxeToGrind: His weapon of choice, both as a mortal and when about to fight with other gods.
%%* BeardOfEvil
* DeityOfHumanOrigin: More exactly, Deity of Goblinoid Origin -- the number of his followers allowed him to transcend his mortality and become a god.
* {{Flashback}}: So far has only appeared through [[ArtShift "crayons"]] flashbacks, never in the current action.
* FromNobodyToNightmare: Went from just another goblin to be slain for XP (albeit one with better-than-usual stats) to a warlord, and then a god.
* GoneHorriblyWrong: It was hoped assassinating the Dark One would demoralize and dissolve his followers. Instead, it enraged them enough to embark on a year-long crusade of vengeance, which allowed the Dark One to ascend to godhood and learn about the Snarl.
%% HardWorkHardlyWorks: The interpretation of "elite array" within ''D&D'' is too open to interpretation and source of speculation on the page. Do not put it back unless there's a really indeniable trope example.
* TheManBehindTheMan: He's the Goblin God behind the Goblin high priest, namely Redcloak.
* NobleWolf: His mount while a mortal is a wolf. Redcloak and other goblins would insist that it is a noble creature bearing the savior of his people.
* KilledMidSentence: By an assassin while negotiating with the leaders of the humans, elves and dwarves.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: "His real name has been lost to antiquity."
* RageAgainstTheHeavens: Not initially, because his beef was with his fellow mortals (humans, elves, etc.). Then he became a god himself and learned the truth about his race's destiny -- and he was pissed.
* SavageWolves: His mount while a mortal is a wolf. Humans would argue that is is one more mark of a villainous warlord that will destroy their civilization.
* {{Ubermensch}}: What he wants to be -- rewriting the very nature of existence itself to be more fair.
* VaguenessIsComing: {{Averted|Trope}} with his message for Redcloak -- [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0704.html "Don't screw this up."]]
-->'''Redcloak:''' Well, as theological revelations go, I guess that's refreshingly direct.\\
'''Jirix:''' Then he added, "No pressure, though," which I thought was nice.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: He threatens all of creation with extinction in order to make a better life for the goblins.

[[folder:The Inter-Fiend Cooperation Commission]]
!!The Inter-Fiend Cooperation Commission
->'''Nero:''' Well, that went fairly well.\\
'''Lee:''' [[AllAccordingToPlan Everything is coming together quite nicely.]]\\
'''Cedrik:''' Yes, we've certainly thrown our chips in the pot now, haven't we?

->'''Race:''' Devil (Lee), Daemon (Nero), Demon (Cedrik)\\
'''Alignment:''' LawfulEvil (Lee), NeutralEvil (Nero), ChaoticEvil (Cedrik)

Lee, Nero, and Cedrik: three powerful beings from the lower planes dedicated to uniting the factions of evil. So far this has meant appearing to Vaarsuvius in a desperate moment and granting V unprecedented arcane power by "splicing" V with the souls of three evil mages. Their long-term plans remain mysterious, but they require V to stay alive and involve the Gates.
* AffablyEvil: They were nothing if not polite to Vaarsuvius during their deal making. They even offered the elf an alternative solution that didn't involve [[spoiler:leasing V's soul]].[[note]]It must be noted they ''had'' to come up with an alternate plan for V so that V had a real choice, or there would be room for him/her to claim that the deal was done under duress.[[/note]]
* AndIMustScream: [[spoiler:What happens whenever one of them calls in a debt. Vaarsuvius' mind and soul is trapped wherever they are while the elf's body is sent into invulnerable stasis (they consider possessing it to be a gross violation of property), with the same happening to Blackwing because of their familiar-master bond. They can then force V and the raven to watch whatever they knocked them out for via scrying television.]]
* BigBadDuumvirate: Or Triumvirate. They lead the IFCC equally, though each is answerable to superiors on their own plane. Whether or not they're ''real'' {{Big Bad}}s or just another competing faction remains to be seen.
* ChekhovsGunman: First seen in [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0380.html "While the Fiend's Away..."]], but not formally introduced until [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0632.html much later]]. Heck, they were mentioned ''[[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0062.html way]]'' back near the beginning -- Sabine explicitly said that she'd been sent "by the archfiends" to be Nale's consort/sidekick. These guys are the archfiends in question.
* {{The Chessmaster}}s: They are shaping up to be Chessmasters in a grand style, not only [[spoiler:manipulating V, and the Order through them, but also Team Evil and the Linear Guild as well.]] Lampshaded with the title of strip #668, [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0668.html "Moving the Pieces"]].
* CirclingMonologue: They do this once during their [[DealWithTheDevil deal pitch]] to Vaarsuvius.
* ColorCodedCharacters: All three look identical except for the color of their eyes, which is also reflected in the text of their speech bubbles and the color of their magic auras.
* {{The Corrupter}}s: They are collectively this for Vaarsuvius. Sabine states that she'd seen them "take down" mortals way more righteous than the TrueNeutral wizard.
* CosmopolitanCouncil: The Inter-Fiend Cooperation Commission is a "community-based grassroots organization dedicated to building bridges between the diabolic, demonic, and daemonic populations."
* DealWithTheDevil: As well as the Daemon and Demon. They made one with Vaarsuvius: power in exchange for a time share on his soul.
* DemonLordsAndArchdevils: They are. Both kinds. Plus a Daemon director.
* TheDividual: They always talk and act as a trio. They're basically interchangeable, and despite being supposedly of different evil alignments, don't really have distinct personalities. Sabine describes their team dynamic in #903, but they'd still be identical without the color-coding.
* EvenEvilHasStandards:
** [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0635.html They consider pedophiles acceptable targets]].
** They were briefly shocked speechless [[spoiler: when Vaarsuvius used the Familicide spell.]]
** While they may neglect to correct V on any assumptions made (such as [[spoiler:being able to take possession of their soul before they die]]), they will not violate their contract (like by [[spoiler:putting another soul in V's body, as their contract did not give them possession of it]]). They may be evil, but they pride themselves on ''fantastic'' customer service.
* EvilIsOneBigHappyFamily: The {{Trope Namer}}s, they both play with this trope in several directions. On one hand, they aren't going to ally with or openly assist Xykon just because he's evil, because to them he's just another piece in the game; on the other, one of their long-term goals is to unite the three warring races of Fiends into a single alliance.
* EvilPlan: They seem to have one of these going but for the first several hundred pages it's a HiddenAgendaVillain thing.
* {{The Faceless}}es: Their robe hoods shadow their face except for their glowing eyes.
* FalseReassurance: During their whole speech to entice Vaarsuvius into making a deal with them, they are honest. Everything they say is perfectly true, including the fact that V would keep control during the Soul Splice, save for the feelings of omnipotence it could induce. Even their stated long-term goal is probably the entire truth; since it wouldn't unfold before millenia, they certainly weren't worried that V would care enough about it to refuse. They just omitted some critical details, like ''when'' they would take custody of V's soul afterward (not correcting the elf's assumption it would be after death), nor what is their ''short-term'' goal (which involves the Gates). The only outright lies were that Vaarsuvius just happened to be next in line for requesting a deal, when they targeted the wizard specifically, and that all they wanted out of the deal was to prove their concept.
* FootnoteFever: They put footnotes in their ''speech''.
-->'''Cedrik:''' Magical powers beyond your wildest imaginings[=!*=]\\
'''Nero:''' [-*Based on typical wild imaginings of previous customers matching your demographic profile. Additional terms and restrictions may apply.-]
* GambitRoulette: The IFCC really did get lucky with their plan. Expecting that [[spoiler:Vaarsuvius would attack Xykon with the powers they gave the elf]]? Reasonable. Hoping that [[spoiler:the attack would be effective enough to piss off Xykon, not powerful enough to kill him ''and'' that V would still be able to escape Xykon?]] Yeah, there was a lot that could've gone wrong. The IFCC even admits that they had no way to interfere and that their plan wasn't perfect.
* GlowingEyes: Yellow (Lee), orange (Cedrik), and purple (Nero).
* HiddenAgendaVillain: They briefly discuss their goals with Qarr, but ultimately decide it's too much exposition to reveal now. [[spoiler:They involve V, the Gates, and Xykon]]. Sabine has been on their side from the beginning and even she only knows half of what they're up to.
* LoopholeAbuse: Their contract with Vaarsuvius dictates that each of them are granted a claim on V's soul. The contract never said that V had to be ''dead'' for them to call upon their claim.
%% Magnificent Bastards: YMMV trope.
* {{Manipulative Bastard}}s: Through use of ReversePsychology, they try to convince Vaarsuvius to make a [[DealWithTheDevil deal with them]] in the most blatant way possible... and they succeed. Then they implied that the spliced souls would have the ability to influence him, even though they [[MagicFeather actually had no control at all]]. "We simply don't need to trick you if we can get what we want by playing it straight" sounds a LOT like "We're being honest" without actually meaning that at all.
* {{Meaningful Name}}s: LE, NE, and CE are the abbreviations ''D&D'' uses for the three evil alignments.
* MrExposition: Being Messrs. Exposition is a good part of their role in the story, but they know when to stop before giving spoilers.
* NumberOfTheBeast:
** Averted with their address, which is "9 Hells Plaza, Lower Planes 00999".
** Note also that [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0668.html "Moving the Pieces"]], the strip where they enunciate their sinister mobiles, would have been strip #666 if not for the tribute pages to Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson.
* OminousLatinChanting: By courtesy of [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0635.html the choir of dead pedophiles]].
* OurDemonsAreDifferent: They consist of a [[LawfulEvil devil]], a [[ChaoticEvil demon]], and a [[NeutralEvil daemon]]. Their challenge is proving that different kinds of fiends can work together.
* PassThePopcorn: While scrying on Darth V, one of them prepares popcorn.
* ThePlan: The [[DealWithTheDevil Deal with a Mortal]] they made is just the ''start'' of it. It could be a GambitRoulette altogether, since they admitted themselves that they couldn't control all aspects of their plan.
* PowerTrio: Although it's not too evident for the times we see them, according to Sabine Lee (Lawful Evil Devil) is the careful planner, Cedrik (Chaotic Evil Demon) is the intuitive, gutsy one, and Nero (Neutral Evil Daemon) keeps them working together.
* TimeStandsStill: From the moment they step on the island to offer Vaarsuvius their deal, time is stopped for the rest of the world, as they don't like to rush this kind of transaction.
* WhamLine: "Now." [[spoiler:After not appearing for several hundred strips, they call in Vaarsuvius's debt just when s/he's trying to stop Roy from destroying Girard's gate]].


->''"With my ultimate power of the thunders, I, Thor, smash this entire dungeon to shattered ruins, each piece no larger than a man's fist. Then, I return to Asgard to woo goddesses and drink an ocean's worth of beer. Huzzah!"''

->'''Race:''' God (Northern)\\
'''Gender:''' Male\\
'''Alignment:''' ChaoticGood (probably)

The god of Thunder, a major power of Asgard. Patron god of Durkon and of most dwarves.
* BoisterousBruiser: Check out his page quote. That's what he would do.
* BoltOfDivineRetribution: As standard for a God of thunder.
* ContinuityNod: [[spoiler:The ImagineSpot in ''Start of Darkness'' of the Dark One's plan to blackmail the other gods into granting racial equality has Thor getting attacked by the Snarl, saying that Loki was right, and he really [[DoNotTauntCthulhu shouldn't have taunted the god-killing abomination]].]]
* DropTheHammer: Being Thor, he has one.
* GameplayAndStorySegregation: Durkon is a LawfulGood cleric of Thor, a (presumably) ChaoticGood deity. This shouldn't be possible based on core ''D&D'' rules. (Clerics can only be a "step" away in alignment to their patron deity so a cleric of Thor would need to be ChaoticGood, ChaoticNeutral, or NeutralGood.) Although ''[=OotS=]'' Thor is distinct from both Nordic Thor and ''D&D'' Thor, so his alignment might not be ChaoticGood at all. He certainly ''acts'' Chaotic in his page time to date but there is nothing definitive.
* GodsHandsAreTied: [[spoiler:Why he can't nix the High Priest of Hel's spell to cancel his warning storm below -- if he did, he would violate the terms of a treaty that allows clerics to use the general spell list unmolested by the gods, and would allow Hel to rain, say, the Black Death on the Dwarven lands without fear of reprisal.]]
* LightningCanDoAnything: He allows Durkon to use Control Weather in order to create a lightning strike resulting in a powerful sonic attack, just because he thinks it's a cool idea.
-->'''Thor:''' BOOYAH! Direct hit!\\
'''Planetar:''' Lord Thor, I've been reading the description of Control Weather... and I'm not sure it can actually DO that.\\
'''Thor:''' I'm sorry, I didn't hear you just there. What did you say, again?\\
'''Planetar:''' [=*sigh*=] I said, "Nice shooting, sir."
* {{Horny Viking|s}}: Yes, he has the stereotypical horned helmet. [[WordOfGod According to the Giant]], "Thor is distinct from both Nordic Thor and ''D&D'' Thor," so it's okay.
* MissConception: He should learn to recognize [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0501.html fertility goddesses]] before impregnating one.
* PhysicalGod: As a member of the Northern pantheon.
* PublicDomainCharacter: Thor from ancient myth.
* {{Psychopomp}}: In two panels, he disputes with Hel over dwarf souls. Apparently he does this for both those dwarves who die in battle, and those who die of liver-related diseases.
* RuleOfCool: He will bend the laws of reality on behalf of his worshippers, if he thinks the result will be particularly awesome. The Twelve Gods of the South do not approve (though it was mainly because he did so on their home turf).
* ShockAndAwe: "With my ultimate power of the thunders"
* SmarterThanYouLook: Despite generally acting like a frat boy, [[spoiler:he figures out Hel's scheme either immediately when the high priest of Hel crossed into his domain, or before, and that if the High Priest of Hel reaches the dwarvern homelands, the dwarves could be in a lot of trouble. He decides to warn the Order with a storm.]]
* WeaponOfChoice: [[DropTheHammer Mjölnir]], as per myth.
%%* WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer


->''"Dude, don't taunt the god-killing abomination."''

->'''Race:''' God (Northern)\\
'''Gender:''' Male\\
'''Alignment:''' ChaoticEvil (probably)

The god of Flames and Chaos, rival of Thor. Patron god of Hilgya and the Greysky Cleric.
%%* BadassCape
* DeadpanSnarker: "She has flowers in her hair and bluebirds singing around her head. Who did you think she was, the bringer of pestilence?"
* DoNotTauntCthulhu: "Dude, don't taunt the god-killing abomination."
%%* FieryRedhead
* FriendlyEnemy: Seems to have this going with Thor. The onscreen moments they have are either them fighting or making snarky comments to each other.
* PhysicalGod: As a member of the Northern pantheon.
* PublicDomainCharacter: Loki, from ancient myth.
%%* RedEyesTakeWarning


->''"Ooooo! Doggie!"''

->'''Race:''' God (Northern)\\
'''Gender:''' Male\\
'''Alignment:''' ChaoticGood (probably)

The All-Father; head of the Northern gods; Thor's father.
%%* BladeOnAStick
* CleverCrows: Hugin & Munin
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: "Aww, but I like puppets!"
* EyepatchOfPower: Like the mythical Odin, he's missing an eye and is wearing an eyepatch. It's unclear how much "wisdom" this version earned out of the deal, though.
* PhysicalGod: As a member of the Northern pantheon.
* PublicDomainCharacter: Odin, from ancient myth.


->''"And now, as High Priest of Hel, you will finally bring this world to ruin -- and drive that buffoon Thor to his knees in the process."''

->'''Race:''' God (Northern)\\
'''Gender:''' Female\\
'''Alignment:''' NeutralEvil (probably)

Goddess of the Dead in the Northern pantheon.
* ChekhovsGunman: She appears first in two gag panels arguing with Thor over the fate of a dwarven soul, [[spoiler:with no hint whatsoever that she could be behind yet another faction until the end of Book 5]].
* EvilCounterpart: Seemingly to Thor.
* EverybodyHatesHades: An extremely evil goddess of the dead. Unlike even other evil gods, she does not have any followers among the living. Her followers are exclusively undead.
* TheManBehindTheMan: [[spoiler:Specifically, the Goddess Behind the Vampire -- Vampire!Durkon is her servant and high priest, not just Durkon-but-evil.]]
* {{Physical God}}dess: As a member of the Northern pantheon.
* {{Psychopomp}}: She has custody of the souls of dwarves who died of disease (other than livers-related) and other non-battle deaths.
* TheRival: Seemingly to Thor, if not full ArchEnemy.
* WomanInWhite: Suggests the evil as well as ghost-like aspects of the trope.

[[folder:The Twelve Gods]]
!!The Twelve Gods

->'''Dragon:''' We all now know what happens should we ever come to direct conflict over how to run this new world. I therefore suggest that each of our three pantheons be granted special dominion over one-third of this planet, to guide as we see fit.

The pantheon with dominion over the Southern continent, including Azure City. Based on the twelve animals of the Chinese Zodiac: Dragon (the leader of the pantheon), Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, Pig, Rat, Ox, Tiger, and Hare.
%%* DragonsUpTheYinYang
* EasternZodiac: Specifically the ''Chinese'' zodiac.
* InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja: Monkey is responsible for the existence of ninjas in this fantasy setting.
* FantasyPantheon: One of three.
* PillarOfLight: Manifested to shut down someone that breaks a covenant with them. (spoiler: [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0407.html "Fading"]])
* StealthPun: [[spoiler:Rat was one of the gods who detailed for the Dark One the gods' plan for goblins and the nature of the Snarl. He ratted them out.]]
* TokenEvilTeammate: Rat is portrayed as an ally of the Dark One and other evil gods.


->''"RRAWWR!!"'' [[VoiceOfTheLegion (×5)]]

->'''Race:''' God (Western)\\
'''Gender:''' Female\\
'''Alignment:''' LawfulEvil

The five-headed dragon goddess, progenitor of all evil dragons. One of the few allies of the Dark One. She grants the Oracle his powers.
* BreathWeapon: In five flavors: acid, cold, fire, poison gas and lightning.
* CycleOfRevenge: Is livid about [[spoiler:Vaarsuvius killing one-fourth of all black dragons.]]
* MonsterProgenitor: Of all evil dragons.
* MultipleHeadCase: Tiamat has five heads, each of different color: white, green, black, blue, and red. The colors correspond to the five kinds of chromatic (evil) dragons.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: Progenitor of all evil dragons.
* {{Physical God}}dess: Of dragons.
* ReachingBetweenTheLines: Her five breath weapons go through the Lower Planes' telephone lines, badly singing Lee.
* VoiceOfTheLegion: With five heads, what do you expect?
-->'''Succubus secretary:''' Director? Ms. Tiamat is holding on lines 2, 3, 5, 8, and 11.


->''"Well, there are those rules for [[MonsterAdventurers monster PCs]]--"''

->'''Race:''' God (Western)\\
'''Gender:''' Male\\
'''Alignment:''' Unknown

The leader of the Western pantheon (equivalent to Odin or Dragon in this regard). Marduk can be seen in Lord Shojo's tale about the making of the World and the origins of the Snarl.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: Has red-brown, brique skin.
* ExtraEyes: Has four eyes.
* MultiArmedAndDangerous: Four arms.
* PhysicalGod: As a member of the Western pantheon.
* PublicDomainCharacter: A version of the late-generation Mesopotamian deity.
* TheQuietOne: For the whole [[{{Backstory}} "Crayons of Time"]] arc, he doesn't say a word. Both of his lines are in ''Start of Darkness''. The first is a simple procedural question about Dragon's world-guiding idea. The other is an attempt to placate The Dark One, who interrupts and shoots it down.

[[folder:The Eastern Gods]]
!!The Eastern Gods

->'''Durkon:''' Whoa thar. Gods o' tha East? Never heard o' them.

The gods of Olympus, who (as their name implies) ruled the east of the previous world. They were the first victims of the Snarl, who killed them all to a man. Known members of their pantheon included Zeus (the top god), Ares, Apollo, Hades, Poseidon, Demeter and Aphrodite

* CurbStompBattle: The Snarl cut through them incredibly quickly.
* DeaderThanDead: Like all victims of the Snarl, they aren't coming back. And no-one save a select few even know they ever existed at all.
* ForgottenFallenFriend: As a necessity, the remaining gods can't let anyone know about these guys, in case someone learns about the Snarl in the process.
* PublicDomainCharacter: They're the Ancient Greek gods.
* TheWorfEffect: Ares, their god of war, died in the first round of combat against the Snarl. Lord Shojo even speculates that their godly nature made them more susceptible to the Snarl's attack.



->'''Race:''' God (unaffiliated) / Puppet\\
'''Gender:''' Male\\
'''Alignment:''' (probably) Chaotic Good

A small hand-puppet carried around by Elan, Banjo is the God of Puppets. Although made up on the spot by Elan one day, Banjo still just barely counts as a god due to the sheer strength of Elan's belief in Him.

* AnimateInanimateObject: Make no mistake, Banjo is definitely a god. He just happens to come in the form of a googly-eyed hand-puppet.
* ArchNemesis: Giggles, the puppet God of Slapstick and his evil brother, who manages to have a whole island of worshippers, compared to Banjo's Elan.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Banjo is a god of peace and love, but even he isn't above smiting non-believers (like Roy).
* CannotTellALie: Banjo will not lie, even to defend his only worshipper from the accusations of the Sapphire Guard.
* CargoCult: Since Banjo is an inanimate puppet, by definition any cult of his is a cargo cult. The same applies for Giggles.
* EldritchAbomination: Banjuhlu, who looks oddly similar to Banjo, save for the fact that he has tentacles for a face. What relation Banjuhlu has to Banjo is as yet unknown.
* GodsNeedPrayerBadly: Banjo sure does. The last time he tried to smite someone (Roy), he could only summon an incredibly tiny thunderbolt.
* HealingHands: At some point after the Empire of Blood arc, Banjo has acquired a doctorate and healing abilities. Considering a whole island of orcs believes in him, (if only as the GoodCounterpart of a much more important god), [[FridgeBrilliance this makes a lot of sense.]]
* HumanSacrifice: The tribe of orcs tried to sacrifice Lien to Banjo. Whether he would have accepted the offering is unclear.
* MeaningfulName: Always carries a banjo on his person. That's why he's called Banjo, as Elan helpfully makes clear.
* OddlySmallOrganisation: He has a grand total of one worshipper, and that's Elan. He did have a small island of Orcs, for a time, but they soon decided to convert to Giggles.
* OrangeBlueContrast: Banjo wears a blue robe, while his brother Giggles wears an orange one.
* PerpetualSmiler: No matter the situation, Banjo is always smiling. This is in direct contrast to his brother Giggles, who is a perpetual scowler.
* TradeYourPassionForGlory: He almost got into the Northern Pantheon, but Elan decided otherwise on Banjo's behalf, much to Odin's disappointment.