'''Law''' (Reserved for Gods under the "Lawful" alignment)

'''[[Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei YHVH]], the [[GodIsEvil Absolute Lawmaker]] and Leader of the Pantheon/GrandUnitedAllianceOfLaw''' ([[SpellMyNameWithAnS YHWH, Yehowah, Yahweh]], [[VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiII Elohim, Sabaoth, Shaddai]], [[VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIIINocturne Kagutsuchi]], [[VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIV Demiurge, Ancient of Days]], [[IHaveManyNames the Great]] [[RedBaron Will]], [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast The Lord]])
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* Overdeity of Law
* Symbol: His Countenance
* Alignment: Pure Law, which translates out to LawfulGood for his own followers and LawfulEvil to everyone else.
* Portfolio: [[GodIsEvil Villainous Supreme Beings]], [[ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem Tyrannical Abuse of Law]], [[AbusivePrecursors Abominable Abuse of His Own Creation]], Absolute Evil, [[WorldOfSilence Soulless Worlds]], TheEvilsOfFreeWill, [[GodsNeedPrayerBadly Gods Influenced by Their Worshippers]], [[HolierThanThou Absolute Moral Authority]], [[AsLongAsThereIsEvil Immortality by Proxy]], [[FallenHero Once-Benevolent Deities]] [[MadGod Driven Insane]], [[KillEmAll Genocide]], LackOfEmpathy
* Domains: Light, Law, Evil, Creation, Tyranny, Faith
* Allies: [[Manga/{{Berserk}} The Idea of Evil]], [[GodInHumanForm his five Names, Kagutsuchi]], ''lots and lots'' of CelestialParagonsAndArchangels. Has tenuous alliances of convenience with {{Darkseid}}, Palpatine, Dolores, Arthas, Friday Monday, Megatron, Scorpanok, Nerissa, Gi Guy, Red Skull, Lex Luthor, Destro, Copy X, Frollo, and Seymour Guado.
* Opposed by: [[Pantheon/{{Chaos}} Lucifer]], and for that matter, the entire Chaos Pantheon, Benevolent creator-figures (he gives them a bad name), [[Pantheon/{{Mentalism}} Sosuke Aizen]] (Aizen sees him as an obstacle to his ambitions), [[Pantheon/TimeAndSpace Shu Shirakawa]], [[spoiler: the GUAG Sisterhood]]... pretty much everyone with a modicum of Free Will, which is to say, '''''EVERYONE NOT LISTED UNDER "ALLIES"'''''.
* Followers: "[[ComicBook/{{Preacher}} The Loving God]]," [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV The Creator]], a second [[VideoGame/MakaiToshiSaGa The Creator]], [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII The Occuria]], various [[LightIsNotGood not-good light-aligned beings]], at least until he crosses one too many {{Moral Event Horizon}}s for even them.
* Apart from the ones hailing from his own multiverse, his "followers" listed above don't so much follow him as work toward the same goal, as they're all fairly powerful themselves and would gladly try to take over his portfolio if given half the chance. However, given the massive legions he has amassed, none of the competitors come nearly close to challenging his role as the Overdeity of Law.
* YHVH is also highly intolerant of other TopGod candidates, outright seeking the annihilation of all other [[{{God}} Creator Gods]] with limited success. He refuses to acknowledge the existence of any Creator who has proven stronger (not that there are many), and indeed, many of the [[GodIsGood friendlier Creators]] prefer it so, given the kind of press he generates for them. While there have been countless attempts to overthrow him, [[FullCircleRevolution the desire to return to the stability and order he promises is too great]], and as many times as he is destroyed, he invariably comes back. This is why he mocks any and all attempts to remove him from the human spirit or from the Throne of Law. [[spoiler: And why he regards the "Pantheonic Rebellion" as a particularly funny if stupid joke.]]
* Through the power of Kagutsuchi and the Conception, he constantly creates and destroys universes in an eternal quest to create his perfect world, studying the variables of Humanity and how to manipulate them better, so he can ultimately purge them, no matter the cost, on every world and every timeline, of TheEvilsOfFreeWill. This worked so well some believe [[DissidiaFinalFantasy Shinryu]] might have been cribbing ideas from him.
* He's the ultimate incarnation of the concepts of Law and Tyranny. It's spoken he was once a benevolent god, but was driven to insanity and corruption by a massive flaw in reality - there is literally none who remembers how he once was. Few are willing to broach the subject, either for fear of provoking him... or finding out what he has to say. Even worse, nobody's sure of exactly what was/''is'' the flaw in reality that caused the shift. Efforts to find out ''what'' this was and eliminate its influence on the MadGod have all failed miserably.
** There was this [[VideoGame/DevilSurvivor one universe]] where [[PetTheDog he tried being more empathetic]]. More or less worked, except that due to an earlier act of dickery (orchestrating the whole AbelAndCain scenario to create the first martyr and the first murderer) what seemed to be a perfect plan for the domination of Law got derailed and he had to settle for at least preventing that Earth from falling into absolute Chaos. Metatron was ordered to take a note on the incident, file it, and lose it for a while.
* He personally has little interest in the Pantheon (he isn't even around most of the time), though he regularly sends envoys and avatars to oversee the situation.
* Very similar to [[Literature/TheBible the Abrahamic God]], but ''not'' [[{{Expy}} the same thing.]]
* His legions, while completely loyal, seem to have various degrees of understanding as to what exactly His will ''is''. Most glaringly, the Four Archangels have ''twice'' created societies based on deep classist principles against His wishes. Satan is loyal to the principles of Law, not necessarily to Him, Merkabah is half crazy but has a firmer grasp on Law's tenets, Mastema ping-pongs between a selfish jackass and a genuinely helpful GuardianAngel, the Ancient of Days is merely a killing machine, Kuzuryuu was created without a will, the Demiurge is obsessed with sealing all human souls in the physical universe, and He no longer bothers to try to track Samael's allegiances. His sole actual link to the Pantheon and Speaker of His Will is Metatron, but the Voice cannot be everywhere at once.
** [[spoiler:To everyone's horror, Metatron managed to send him a partial communiqué about Lucifer's recent activities. The last time someone got under the Great Will as badly as when he received the news, [[VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiII the poor sap responsible]] was trapped in an [[VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIIINocturne endless cycle of death and rebirth]], [[GroundhogDayLoop doomed to record the history of the entire Multiverse as a spectator for eternity]], forbidden to ever influence the fate of a single world. He doesn't care ''what'' Metatron does to both Homura and [[KickThemWhileTheyAreDown Madoka]]. He just wants it to be ''[[FateWorseThanDeath worse]]'' than that.]]
** To this end, He has been meeting with fellow tyrants Darkseid, Palpatine, Dolores, Arthas, Friday Monday, Megatron, Starscream, Scorpanok, Nerissa, Gi Guy, Red Skull, Lex Luthor, Destro, Copy X, Frollo, and Seymour Guado about forming a "Regime". This news brought great worry to the pantheon, especially [[spoiler: to the Sisterhood given his recent plot against Madoka]].

'''[[Literature/{{Discworld}} Commander Samuel Vimes]], God of Policemen''' (Sam, Old Stoneface, His Grace.)
* Lesser God
* Symbol: A copper badge in the shape of a shield with the number 177 on it.
* Alignment: Chaotic Lawful Good.
* Portfolio: [[DaChief Grumpy but good hearted police chiefs,]] HeroicWillpower in ''spades'', [[CombatPragmatist dirty fighting for a good cause,]] and [[BadassNormal Badass Normals.]]
* Domains: Law, Truth, Badassness.
* Allies: Carrot Ironfounderrsson.
* Followers: Every policeman who has thought "Please let me get through this alive."
* High Priest: [[Series/TheWire Jimmy McNulty]].
* Brings in criminals for investigation whenever CaptainAmerica is busy, known for his cynical and sarcastic comments during meetings. Makes many of the more political gods nervous, as his ancestor once executed the king of the gods when no one else would.
* Every day, without fail, Commander Vimes must be home at six o'clock sharp to read the book ''Where's My Cow?'' to his son young Sam. Because some things are important.

'''[[VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney Phoenix Wright]], God of Objections and Turnabout''' (Nick, Trite, Mr./Phoenix Wrong)
* Lesser God
* Symbol: Pointing Finger, an Attorney's Badge
* Alignment: Lawful Good
* Portfolio: Main/{{Bunny Ears Lawyer}}s, Those Main/TooDumbToLive, Main/{{Dogged Nice Guy}}s, [[Main/ThePerryMasonMethod Perry Mason Methods]], Main/{{Courtroom Antic}}s, [[Main/GivingSomeoneThePointerFinger Finger Pointing]], [[Main/NearVillainVictory Barely avoiding a guilty verdict]] for his [[Main/GoodLawyersGoodClients always innocent clients]], [[Main/BackFromTheBrink then turning the whole case on it's head.]]
* Domains: Intelligence, Determination, Perception, Trust
* Ascended to godhood with the assistance of his successor, Apollo Justice.

'''Main/CaptainAmerica, God of Justice''' (Cap, Steve Rogers)
* Intermediate God
* Symbol: The American Flag; razor-edged [[PrecisionGuidedBoomerang boomerang shield]]
* Alignment: Lawful Good
* Portfolio: Main/SuperSerum, [[Main/SuperSoldier Superior Soldiers]], [[Main/ImprobableWeaponUser Projectile Shields]], [[Main/TheGoodCaptain Good Captains]], [[Main/BadassNormal Taking On World-Threatening Villains Without Having Superpowers or Supertech]], the positive aspects of {{Eagleland}}
* Allies: IronMan - on Earth their friendship was rather strained due to ComicBook/CivilWar, in the Pantheon strained further when Iron Man built himself a HumongousMecha and attacked Starscream with only ''verbal'' provocation... They're not speaking right now, but that will change the next time they team up.
* Enemies: Many with the Evil alignment... Sally Floyd in particular, as she has not actually attacked or caused others to attack him ''yet'', so Cap will not attack her or cause her to be attacked.
* Domains: Courage, Law, Protection, Undeath
* Still does not know what this "yourspace" is. Cap is too busy [[SaveTheWorld saving the world]], fighting evil, [[LetsYouAndHimFight fighting other heroes]], giving young heroes a talk, avoiding Bandit Keith and Sally Floyd, and [[LiteraryAgentHypothesis penciling his own comic]] to find out.
* His mortal shell was recently killed, and he can currently only manifest on Earth in dreams and flashbacks. Cap doesn't like to request offerings, but he greatly enjoys the grief of the mortal version of [[IronMan Tony Stark]], watching his successor avenge him, and granny smith apples

'''[[Franchise/YuGiOh Johnson of the Big Five]], God of [[TheJudge Judgment]]'''
* Lesser God
* Symbol: A hammer
* Alignment: Lawful Evil
* Portfolio: [[Main/FrivolousLawsuit Frivolous Lawsuits]], [[Main/TheJudge Judgement]], [[Main/JokerJury Joker Juries]], [[Main/ObstructiveBureaucrat Obstructive Bureaucracy]]
* Domains: Evil, Knowledge, Law, Retribution
* Likes to boast about having once gotten someone who was afraid of water convicted of stealing a boat.
* Speaks entirely in legal metaphors, regardless of the situation at hand, whether it be an actual trial or something like, say, [[Main/SeriousBusiness a children's card game]].

'''[[Literature/NineteenEightyFour Big Brother]], God of Tyranny'''
* Greater God
* Symbol: A boot stamping on a human face... forever.
* Alignment: Lawful Evil
* Portfolio: [[Main/{{Dystopia}} Dictatorships]], Doublethink, Main/{{Room101}}, Newspeak, Privacy Invasion, [[Main/{{Unperson}} Vaporization]], [[Main/ShootTheShaggyDog Shooting Shaggy Dogs]][[Main/TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture Time Settings That Have Already Come And Gone]], Main/RealityTV.
* Domains: Tyrant, Law, Evil, Mind
* He's watching you--you ''are'' editing this on a telescreen, right?
* It's true, the passing of the Eighties has greatly lessened his menace, and he has been [[HumiliationConga forced to resort to]] selling ridiculously outdated crap in a bid for capital. But his ''influence'' has stayed strong, and Big Brother has begun branching out into RealityTV. Someday... someday, he will take control of the FacelessMasses.
* Opposed by Literature/LittleBrother, did he but know it.

'''[[Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick Miko Miyazaki]], Goddess of [[Main/LawfulStupidChaoticStupid Lawful Stupidity]]'''
* Quasideity
* Symbol: An Ass with a Tree Growing out of it.
* Alignment: Main/LawfulStupid
* Followers: [[Series/SledgeHammer Inspector Sledge Hammer]], [[VideoGame/MortalKombatDeception Hotaru]]
* Portfolio: [[Main/LawfulStupidChaoticStupid The Lawful Stupid]], [[Main/KnightTemplar Knight Templars]], [[Main/{{Determinator}} Single-Minded Devotion]].
* Domains: Law, Inquisition

'''[[Main/XxxHoLic Yuko Ichihara]], Goddess of Main/TheMultiverse and EquivalentExchange''' (The Dimensional Witch)
* Greater Goddess
* Symbol: A black Mokona
* Alignment: Lawful Neutral
* Followers:
** [[VideoGame/ChronoCross The Guru of Time]]:Created entire multiverses that he knew would ''lose'' to the Time Devourer, because that would set up just the right scenario, the right time, the right choice. Yuko was forced to concede that that wasn't bad.
** [[Franchise/WhenTheyCry Frederica Bernkastel]]: A humble explorer who made a deal with Yuko in order to be able to explore the multiverse she created. The cost? Hundreds of years of dying over and over for a child's game.
* Portfolio: [[Main/AlternateUniverse Alternate Universes]], [[Main/DealWithTheDevil Magical Deals You Should Probably Have Not Made]], [[Main/MassiveMultiplayerCrossover Really Big Crossovers]], [[Main/BecauseDestinySaysSo Hitsuzen]], Main/TheLittleShopThatWasntThereYesterday, [[Main/{{Crossover}} Crossovers]], Main/OmniscientMoralityLicense, [[Main/LiteralGenie Manipulative Genies]], [[Main/EquivalentExchange Prices Equal To The Wish]], [[Main/BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor Wishes Gone Wrong]], CanonWelding
* Domains: Knowledge, Travel, Fate, Trade, Balance

'''Ferik Jurgen, Patron of [[Main/FramedForHeroism Unsung Heroes]]'''
* Quasidiety
* Symbol: His [[Main/{{BFG}} melta]]
* Alignment: Lawful Neutral
* Portfolio: Main/{{Sidekick}}s, [[SpannerInTheWorks Spanners in the Works]], [[Main/DumbIsGood Following orders Without Question]], [[Main/DrivesLikeCrazy Driving Like Crazy]], Being Inconspicuous, Creating Main/{{Bullethole Door}}s
* Domains: Courage, Exorcism, Luck, War

'''[[Manga/{{Bleach}} Mayuri Kurotsuchi]], God of [[Main/KarmaHoudini Unpunished Villainy]]''' (Mayuri-sama, Captain Freakshow)
* Intermediate God
* Symbol: Konjiki Ashisogi Jizou
* Alignment: Lawful Evil
* Portfolio: [[Main/KarmaHoudini Cheating Karma]], Ridiculously-Evil Acts, [[Main/MadScientist Mad Science]], [[Main/CrazyPrepared Batman-Level Planning]], [[Main/SociopathicHero Sociopaths Who Are Technically Heroic]], [[Main/MagnificentBastard Magnificent Bastardry]]
* Domains: Research, Science, Knowledge, Evil, Madness, Suffering
* Followers: [[Main/MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter Nemu Kurotsuchi]]
* Has quite a good relationship with the God of Main/BishonenLine, Frieza. Maybe it's due to their [[Main/PigeonholedVoiceActor voices]]. Is especially hated by Black Mage, who unlike Mayuri-sama can't get away with ''[[Main/ButtMonkey anything]]''.

'''[[JudgeDredd Joseph Dredd]], God of Law''' (Dredd, Judge Dredd, Judge Grud Almighty, Old Stoney Face)
* Greater God
* Symbol: Golden eagle crest with the name DREDD embossed on it
* Alignment: LawfulNeutral
* Portfolio: Law Police, Keeping Peace At All Costs, Defeating [[EvilCounterpart Eviller Versions]], [[PetTheDog Helping Mutants]], [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Uncomfortable Imagery]]
* Domains: KnightsTemplar, {{Police State}}s, Supreme Devotion to Law, JudgeJuryAndExecutioner
* Allies: Judges Rico, Anderson, and Beeny; occasionally Franchise/{{Batman}}; respects Vimes
* ''[[IAmTheTrope He]] '''[[IAmTheTrope is]]''' [[IAmTheTrope the law]]!''

'''[[SayonaraZetsubouSensei Chiri Kitsu]], Goddess of Order and Doing Things Properly'''
* Intermediate Goddess
* Symbol: a [[WeaponOfChoice shovel]] and [[KnifeNut knife]]
* Alignment: LawfulEvil
* Portfolio: [[{{Yandere}} Yanderes]], [[NeatFreak Neat Freaks]], [[HotForTeacher girls who love their teachers]], [[SerialKiller serial killers]]
* Allies: Kafuka Fuura, Nozomu Itoshiki

'''[[VideoGame/{{Touhou}} Eiki Shiki, Yamaxanadu]], Highest Judge Of The Court Of Paradise'''
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* Overdeity
* Symbol: A par of scales. One bowl is black, the other white.
* Alignment: LawfulGood (but when she is on the job, she must judge as LawfulNeutral)
* Portfolio: Judgement, Nagging, [[{{Workaholic}} Workaholisim]]
* Domains: Law, Inquisition, Death, Repose
* Allies: Komachi Onozuka (Direct subordinate) [[DragonballZ King Yama]] and [[YuYuHakusho Koenma]] (Fellow Yamas[[note]]She no longer associates with [[YuYuHakusho Enma]] after finding out how he was [[spoiler:padding his accomplishments with brainwashed demons]][[/note]]
* The Yama of the Paradise land of Gensokyo, and the representative of Yamas within the Pantheon. Her job is to judge the dead to be "White" or "Black". That is, good or evil. As the Yama, she has the singular power to unerringly judge any person or deed to ''be'' "White" or "Black". Once a soul has been judged by the Yama, there can be no appeal; no turnabout. The judgement is final.
* However, despite her professionalism when she is on the job, she spends her time off lecturing the still-living on how to correct their lives. It his her opinion that Hell exists so that no-one sins, not to punish sinners, so she does what she can to make sure as many souls as possible can be judged "White" when the time comes.
* The authority of the Yama is absolute. Everyone, from the lowest insect to the highest of gods, are judged by the Yama when their time comes. No life is truly eternal; no person can avoid their destined appointment with the Yama.
* Despite this, she has immense trouble keeping her own ferryman {{Shinigami}} in line.

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