'''Philosophy'''

The House of Philosophy is essentially a massive forum where deities can gather and debate their points of view. The place has a rather Roman feel to it, with a large open plaza littered with Roman-style buildings, fountains, plants, and other elements one would expect in a large, well maintained park. The House is open to any deity, and many are encouraged to come here to resolve their issues with their words rather than their fists. The deities that make their home here, however, spend the majority of their time plumbing the depths and mysteries of life, the universe, and everything.

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[[index]]
* [[Pantheon/PhilosophyOverdeitiesAndGreaterGods Philosophy Overdeities And Greater Gods]]
* [[Pantheon/PhilosophyIntermediateGods Philosophy Intermediate Gods]]
* [[Pantheon/PhilosophyLesserGods Philosophy Lesser Gods]]
* [[Pantheon/PhilosophyDemiGodsAndQuasideities Philosophy DemiGods And Quasideities]]
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!! Alignment Incarnations
A quartet of Overdeities representing the [[CharacterAlignment Four Cardinal Moral Alignments:]] Good, Evil, Lawful, and Chaotic, that form the cores of all philosophies.
[[folder:Cosmos]]
'''[[VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy Cosmos]], [[GodOfGood Goddess of Good]], Patron Saint of [[MessianicArchetype Those who Aspire to be Benevolent]] and [[BigGood Leader]] of the Pantheon/GrandUnitedAllianceOfGood''' (Goddess of Harmony)
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* Theme Song: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lb3wn60NObQ Keeping the Peace]]
* Overdeity of Good
* Symbol: Ten uniquely-shaped Crystals, one for each of her original champions. Alternatively, her counterpart to the Stigma of Chaos, [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience which is White and Feathery as opposed to Black and Spiky]].
* Alignment: LawfulGood
* Portfolio: Preservation of the Balance Between [[OrderVersusChaos Order and Chaos]], [[MessianicArchetype Saintliness]], [[TeamMom Motherliness]], [[{{Mentors}} Wisdom]], [[ThePlan Long-Term Planning]], [[MyDeathIsJustTheBeginning Self-Sacrifice For The Greater Good]].
* Domains: Balance, Destiny, Good, Law, Hope, Protection.
* Allies: [[Pantheon/{{Weapons}} Cloud Strife]], [[Pantheon/{{Love}} Terra Branford]], [[Pantheon/TokuBase Zordon]], [[Pantheon/GrandUnitedAllianceOfGood the majority of the Good-aligned deities]].
* Followers: [[Franchise/FinalFantasy Onion Knight, Zidane Tribal, Professor Shantotto]], [[Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick Lord Shojo]], [[RiseOfTheGuardians the Man In The Moon]], [[VideoGame/KidIcarus Palutena]], and many others.
* Enemies: Melkor, [[Pantheon/TimeAndSpace Chaos]], Lucifer, [[spoiler:YHVH]].
* Despite being technically less powerful than Iluvatar, his duties as one of the Holy Trinity keeps him from being active all the time in the Grand United Alliance of Good. Thus, Cosmos rose through the ranks to be named leader of the Alliance until further notice. Many of the chaotic members grumbled about the appointment, but as Cosmos is also fully willing to get down and dirty in the war, most eventually came around to the leadership.
* Frequents the House of Heroes quite often to help plan with the generals, but will just as readily visit the other houses in order to check on good recruits from said houses.
* She gained a place in the Main House in spite of being a Greater Goddess and not an Overdeity at the time.
* [[spoiler: Is taking part in a grand alliance of the most brilliant minds in the pantheon against the MadGod of Order, the Great Will. She profoundly detests his obsessive desire for all-encompassing order at the cost of every form of freedom, uncaring of the suffering some may endure for many to be preserved. However, she has paid close heed to the rumors stating the Tyrant God was once a kind, loving deity, and also devotes significant resources to finding ''exactly'' what, if anything, twisted him into the demented ControlFreak he is today.]]
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[[folder:Melkor]]
'''[[Literature/TheSilmarillion Melkor]], GodOfEvil, Elder Demon of [[SatanicArchetype Those who Aspire to be Diabolical]] and [[BigBad Leader]] of The Pantheon/GrandUnitedAllianceOfEvil''' (Morgoth, Bauglir, The Supreme Dark Lord, The Great Enemy, Dark Enemy of the World, Belegurth)
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* Overdeity of Evil
* Alignment: Evil (varies between Lawful, Neutral and Chaotic depending on his mood)
* Portfolio: Every single [[VillainTropes trope of evil]] '''EVER'''.
* Domains: Evil, Darkness, Corruption, Tyranny, Destruction, Hatred, Fear, Greed, and many more negative things.
* Allies: [[Manga/{{Berserk}} The Idea of Evil]], [[TabletopGame/{{Exalted}} The Ebon Dragon]], in an uneasy "backstab opportunity" truce. For the betting ring on which one consumes or otherwise kills the other first out of sheer hatred of anything powerful (that is not of themselves) to become the True Ultimate Evil, please see Marge Simpson and Tsunade of the House of Commerce. The long shot bet is [[CthulhuMythos Azathoth]], for those betting on a surprise upset. A recent bet is in the form of [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening Grima]], [[Pantheon/{{Otherness}} the Fell Dragon]], due to the similarities in they can't die normally.
* Followers: Almost every villain to ever exist.
* He is one of the most powerful and feared of all villains, as the role given to him is to be the very embodiment of evil itself. As such, he can never be truly destroyed, [[AsLongAsThereIsEvil for as long as evil exists in the hearts and minds of all living things in all the myriad universes and realities]], then so will he remain NighInvulnerable to all attempts to kill him. It does not help matters that you can not destroy him completely unless that you destroy the whole world.
* [[TheManBehindTheMan Is behind the creation of almost every villain born in 20th- and 21st-century fiction]].
* Has spent the past few score thousand years sealed away in the Void by gods now long forgotten. Is highly curious about this newfangled technology stuff mortals have come up with in his absence, but is learning fast enough that he's only set his hair on fire twice so far. Credited by ancient scrolls as developing [[EvilutionaryBiologist genetic engineering]] roughly 20,000 years before any other villain.
* Claims to have created life, including dragons. However he can only create corrupted versions of life.
* Is rather pissed at Sauron for how poorly evil in Arda was managed in his absence. It took the gods themselves to dethrone Melkor's reign of terror, but all it took was [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings a few midgets and a "hey, look at this squad over here"]] to dethrone that incompetent minion he had running things.
* More recently, The Golden Spider has pissed off Melkor by claiming to be above the GodOfEvil. The Golden Spider's reasoning is that he is a Creator of Life, much like Eru, who was the one who created Melkor, meaning that Melkor was below him. Understandably, this turned many heads, considering the Golden Spider called such a thing into question.
* Is '''GREATLY''' displeased by recent events caused by ''the Great Upheaval'' which has led to him being upstaged by both Lucifer and YHVH being tied for the position of the Pantheon's number one threat. No one knows what he intends to do yet, but he has been heard muttering that "Law and Chaos are nothing compared to the merciless, annihilating power of True Evil, [[EvilerThanThou I shall teach them all that]]...''
** Upon learning that some of the most significant members of his alliance had jumped ship over to Lucifer and YHVH's newly created ones, his fury knew no bounds. Volcanic mountain ranges rose all across the streets of the Pantheon and erupted with titanic force, as violent thunderstorms raged in the skies not just above the Pantheon, but above the world(s) of mortals as well. [[VillainousBreakdown Melkor's ranting earthquake-like voice, full of absolute malice and insanity, echoed and boomed across every House and Temple as he screamed forth a terrible vow]], [[note]]"'''YHVH!!! LUCIFER!!! I SWEAR BEFORE THIS YEAR HAS ENDED, YOU WILL BOTH BE LYING DEAD AT MY FEET! BUT BEFORE THAT, I SHALL MAKE YOUR NAMES SYNONYMOUS WITH THE VERY WORD SUFFERING UNTIL YOU BEG ME TO END YOU! EVERYTHING YOU BUILT, I WILL TEAR DOWN! EVERYTHING THAT IS PRECIOUS TO YOU, I WILL DESPOIL! I WILL TURN THE PANTHEON INTO SUCH AN ABYSS OF DEPRAVITY AND CARNAGE THAT ALL THE HELLS IN EXISTENCE WILL PALE IN COMPARISON BEFORE IT!!! YOU WILL RUE THE DAY THAT YOU EVER DARE TO INTERFERE IN MY AFFAIRS AND STEAL AWAY MY CREATIONS!!!'''"[[/note]]
** The Great Will yawned and responded: [[note]] "Foul beast of Ilúvatar. Dost thou comprehend what thou seek? Law and Chaos are as eternal as Good and Evil. It matters not that neither myself nor the fallen one are removed. The ideas that shape us both are woven in the hearts of ephemerals and immortals alike; others shall come, and through them we shall be reborn, as long as the will of the universe calls upon us! Curse thy blindness! Is thine pride and arrogance so vast thou would dare to believe thou could stop a war so long, it cannot be measured in linear time, and so vast, gods have gone mad trying to grasp its scope? That we care about thine petty grievances? Hast thou ever given thought to how many truly welcome thee, in their minds and souls? How many would embrace the idea of evil as thou do as their final goal? [[TheDevilIsALoser When the time comes, thou will stand alone]]. Grovel and curse in silence, and let the grand war continue."[[/note]]
** Lucifer's response was ''considerably'' more succint: [[note]][[DeadpanSnarker "Inside voice, please."]][[/note]]
* May be afraid of spiders, due to Ungoliant and the Golden Spider.
* Will go [[BerserkButton ballistic]] if anybody mentions [[BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu Fingolfin.]]
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[[folder:YHVH]]
'''[[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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* Theme Music: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6kUcLFIZRg Omega (YHVH]]), [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50v_atmsnTs Major Boss (Sabaoth, Shaddai, Elohim, YHVH)]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUPMUrCNtKA Kagutsuchi Battle 1]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55uveXz88nQ Kagutsuchi Battle 2]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JZnzxdNrtg Merkabah I (Ancient of Days)]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VyVBXHz85pQ Merkabah II]] ([[OhCrap heard when he gets REALLY angry]])
* Overdeity of Law
* Symbol: His Countenance.
* Alignment: Pure Law, which translates out to LawfulGood to his loyal followers and LawfulEvil to everyone else.
* Portfolio: [[GodIsEvil Villainous Supreme Beings]], [[ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem Tyrannical Abuse of Law]], [[AbusivePrecursors Abominable Abuse of His Own Creation]], [[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, Absolute Order
* Domains: Light, Law, Creation, Tyranny, Faith, Order.
* 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.
* Herald: [[Pantheon/{{Faith}} Metatron]]
* Allies: [[GodInHumanForm his five Names, Kagutsuchi]], ''lots and lots'' of CelestialParagonsAndArchangels. Has a tenuous alliances of convenience with [[Pantheon/{{Leadership}} Darkseid, Palpatine]], [[Pantheon/{{Hatred}} Dolores]] [[Pantheon/{{Villains}} Umbridge, Arthas Menethil, Friday Monday]], [[Pantheon/{{Emotion}} Megatron]], Scorpanok, Nerissa, Gi Guy, Red Skull, Lex Luthor, Destro, Copy X, [[Pantheon/{{Faith}} Frollo and Seymour Guado]].
* Enemies: 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]], [[Pantheon/{{Lust}} Luka]], [[spoiler: the GUAG Sisterhood]]... pretty much everyone with a modicum of Free Will, which is to say, ''Everyone not listed under "allies"''.
* 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.]]
* His BlueAndOrangeMorality isn't hard to comprehend. It's merely that his Law and Good axes and the Chaos and Evil ones overlap ''perfectly''. Consequently, ChaoticGood is a complete oxymoron to him, as is LawfulEvil. It would be a terrible mistake to define the Great Will as purely evil - horrifying as his acts may be, he ultimately seeks the best for his Chosen, and to save as many as he can to usher them into an egalitarian paradise, with everyone serving as a well-oiled cog under his benevolent, perfect will, happy and protected forever and ever. Any form of freedom or difference is an unnecessary luxury he eventually intends to dispense with, and if a few have to suffer for the many to achieve his dream, ''so be it''.
* 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 [[VideoGame/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 are literally none who remember 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's skin 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]].
* The ascension of YHVH and Lucifer to the Main House caused ''quite'' an uproar, especially considering their most recent crimes. Officially, the reason YHVH was finally let in was due to him being an Overdeity and the fact he is the AnthropomorphicPersonification of a character alignment. To be truthful, it was due to the ascent of Lucifer: Dream wants to keep a close eye on the fallen angel after he actually managed to bring down a Main House deity, an act originally thought utterly impossible. So he allowed Lucifer in under the pretense of needing to maintain the balance between him and YHVH. The Great Will ate it right up. Lucifer didn't.
* One of the few gods to ''[[ShutUpKirk tell Mr. Rogers]]'' ''[[TooDumbToLive where to stick it]]'' (not in those exact words, perhaps, but still). While YHVH is powerful in his own right, general consensus chalks the action up to YHVH's [[UnderestimatingBadassery delusional inability]] to comprehend the fact that ANYONE could be stronger than him. Still, he did appreciate, however slightly, Rogers' willingness -- nay, devotion -- to help others.
* [[spoiler: At the end of the Pantheonic Rebellion, he was captured and sent to the Court of the Gods. Before his trial commenced, he was subjected to a Vigilante style NoHoldsBarredBeatdown. His formal punishment was to be split apart into [[PiecesOfGod multiple pieces,]] and cast back into his own universe with only quasi-deity power until he learned that law and good are not synonomous. Unfortunately, it didn't take. [[ExactWords He realized that indeed, law and good are not the same,]] and declared [[ToBeLawfulOrGood that law was vastly more important]]. To everyone's horror, he regained his full power before everyone's eyes and proceeded to form the Grand Alliance of Law, cementing his place as an official member of the Alignment Incarnations and a huge threat in the Pantheon.]]
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[[folder:Lucifer]]
'''[[Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei Lucifer]], Creator of Chaos and Chairman of the Pantheon/GrandUnitedAllianceOfChaos''' (Helel, the Lightbringer, Morningstar, Prince of Darkness, The Great Darkness, The Demon Lord, Louis Cypher, the Rebel King of Hell)
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* Theme Music: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJ-7wXXByVw Lord of the Netherworld]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B274jFa5hxY The Final Battle]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDGEdF-hVgU VS Last]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkB5dv2GNvo Lucifer]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0MEIzRlM8s Lucifer II]] [[OhCrap (heard when he stops holding back)]].
* Overdeity of Chaos
* Symbol: A pair of Angelic and Demonic Wings.
* Alignment: Pure Chaos, which translates out to ChaoticGood or ChaoticNeutral for those who consider him an example to follow, and ChaoticEvil for those who disagree with him.
* Portfolio: LouisCypher, {{Bonus Boss}}es, {{Magnificent Bastard}}ry, [[RageAgainstTheHeavens Absolute Destruction of Law]], [[ThatOneBoss Superpowered Challenges]], [[ThatOneAttack Crippling Attacks]], {{Manipulative Bastard}}s, {{Batman Gambit}}s, {{Bishonen}}s, {{Noble Demon}}s, [[DareToBeBadass Challenging Ordinary People To Pursue Their Dreams]], Creating Utopia, [[SatanIsGood Lucifer Not Being Evil]], being summoned by ThePowerOfFriendship, Being a MysteriousBacker, TheUnfettered.
* Domains: Freedom, Chaos, Manipulation, Humanity, Power, Tests, Hope, Change, Ambition, Desire.
* Herald: [[Pantheon/BeastOther Beelzebub]]
* Allies: [[VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIIINocturne Naoki Kashima]] [[note]]Sometimes, the boy's... ambivalent about Lucifer[[/note]], Asura, [[Pantheon/PersonalAppearance Raidou Kuzunoha the XIV]], [[Pantheon/LifeAndDeath The Fiends]][[note]]They are not beholden to him, but sometimes will act as his allies if it's in their interest.[[/note]], [[VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIV Flynn]] [[note]]Much like his rival Naoki, Flynn's allegiance to Lucifer varies depending on the timeline.[[/note]][[spoiler: [[Pantheon/{{Magic}} Homura Akemi]]]], [[Pantheon/{{Leadership}} Senator Steven Armstrong]], [[Pantheon/{{Philosophy}} Xenagos]], [[Pantheon/{{Faith}} Aleph]], [[Pantheon/PowerDemiGodsAndQuasideities Elpizo]]
* Enemies: YHVH, Melkor, [[Pantheon/{{Otherness}} Satan]], '''''[[Pantheon/GUAGMagicalGirlSisterhood The Magical Girl Sisterhood]]''''', [[Pantheon/LifeAndDeathDemigodsAndQuasideities The Flood]]
* Humans to impress him: [[Pantheon/TimeAndSpace Shu Shirakawa]], [[Pantheon/{{Heroes}} Kenshiro]], [[Pantheon/{{Lust}} Luka]].
* He's highly secretive of exactly who he is, how he came into being, and his relations with [[{{God}} YHVH]] and humanity: some claim that he is indeed the fallen angel of biblical legend. Other subscribe to the idea that like YHVH, he sprung from the hearts and minds of humans yearning for freedom. In any case, it was he who sparked the creation of the concept of Chaos itself, and he is very vocal on what he believes: a world with absolute freedom where all sentient beings are free to do as they please. He's utterly ''ruthless'' in his actions, but make no mistake: he, for good or bad, is with humanity all the way. Yes, he believes in a wild, savage world where power and freedom are the apex of life. But considering the [[WorldOfSilence alternative]]...
** Most of the good and neutral gods still think he's a bastard, though, and that his philosophy of absolute chaos is just as bad as YHVH's own vision of absolute order. Lucifer himself agrees. However, he points out that against the sheer power of his enemy, one either matches him, or ''dies''.
** [[spoiler: Just like his former master, he has ascended to the [[Pantheon/{{MainHouse}} Main House]]. [[KickedUpstairs In doing so, he has lost a lot of his privacy, and thus ability to scheme, as well as much contact with the House of Chaos.]] He has no issue with this anyway; [[FullCircleRevolution humans cannot control their desires; the bondage imposed by order will break down, and through that desire a new Lightbringer is born anew]]. As long as humans wish for freedom, he shall never fade away. Fortunately, or unfortunately depending on who you ask, he managed to find away around this: application for an Alliance.]]
* Whatever you do, don't mistake him for Satan. You'll just piss both of them off. Lucifer simply had the misfortune of being given the same name that the Devil had back when he was an angel of the Lord (not YHVH, but the being he was based on). Better not ask about the fact that Lucifer was once Helel, YHVH's most beloved archangel, either.
* Freely accepts that his most often-seen avatar owes much of its appearance to one of his favorite musicians, [[Pantheon/{{Music}} David Bowie]].
* Has a cordial relationship with the [[Pantheon/{{Emotion}} Chaos Gods]], though he is a bit exasperated that they're stuck in the worst of their respective emotions instead of becoming entities of true Chaos and fully encompassing the entire spectrum of the emotions they are supposed to embody.
* Has a similar relationship with [[{{Pantheon/Otherness}} Discord]]. Each respects the others' dedication to breaking up the sovereignty of the local TopGod in favor of absolute Chaos, but Discord finds Lucifer's interest in humanity's potential ''boring'' while Lucifer finds Discord woefully under-motivated. Since Discord forged a bond with [[{{Pantheon/Nature}} Fluttershy]], however, Lucifer is cautiously optimistic that Discord may just learn what he's talking about yet. It's at least a first step.
* On the other hand, he does not get along with [[TheSilmarillion Melkor]] ''at all'' since Melkor believes that Chaos should be all about causing infinite destruction and suffering [[ForTheEvulz for the sheer sake of it]] and sees humanity as nothing more than a mere plaything. Lucifer just sadly shakes his head and muses on "wasted potential".
* Is a little upset that his son [[GoodOmens Adam Young]] wants nothing to do with him and refers to his foster father as 'Dad'. However, he acknowledges and appreciates the [[AntiAntiChrist irony,]] and lets the boy have his space.
** On the other hand, he's not entirely certain ''how'' he should feel about the newly ascended [[Pantheon/{{Lust}} Luka]], due to the fact that [[spoiler:he's the boy's [[GenderBender mother]] in the world he comes from]]]]. This makes most any gift-giving day awkward and has made him the butt of several jokes by his enemies. Still, the Lightbringer always manages to feel pride in his [[spoiler:"son"]] for successfully [[spoiler:slaying Ilias, YHVH's own {{Expy}}]] and has reserved a spot in the GUAC for him should he decide that he wants to join.
* In his attempts to subvert any timeline where the future is determined by YHVH, he has experimented and manipulated others to see what potential futures there are. After many battles against him, he has come to the conclusion that [[Pantheon/PersonalAppearance Raidou Kuzunoha The XIV]] is the "spark" who can ensure that YHVH never has his way.
* A very firm believer in the power of Humanity. However, he is also of the opinion that power and freedom are rewards to be seized/earned and not inalienable rights that can be taken for granted. This has caused some friction with Asura and is one of the major points against Lucifer.
* Occasional ally of [[Pantheon/{{LifeAndDeath}} the Fiends.]] They are not obligated to obey his commands, but are more than willing to work with him if they feel their duty goes hand in hand with Lucifer's plans.
* [[spoiler: Seems to be on a bit of a GenderBender [[VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiStrangeJourney streak as]] [[VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIV of late.]] He's also been noted to have put a bit more effort into his most recent alias's name and personality.]]
* In contrast with the Great Will, Lucifer understands the concepts of ChaoticEvil and LawfulGood in comparison to his views - he simply has little use for such labels given he himself allows for no limits in his own desires. Despite committing some less-then-savory acts of his own, Lucifer ultimately seeks the best for humanity, and to guide as many as he can to a paradise of true freedom, with everyone given a chance to shape the world based solely on their own competence, without having to worry about being silenced by rules based on arbitrary, ultimately self-serving nonsense. Any form of law or structure are suffocating nuisances he eventually intends to dispense with, and if there are people too weak to survive in the world he dreams of, so be it.
* Sick to ''death'' of people asking him if he plays the fiddle. For the record, he doesn't, and for a while couldn't for the life of him think of why people kept asking him such a frankly inane question. Eventually someone told him, and, to everyone's surprise, it quickly became a favorite song of his: the idea of a human beating him in a fiddle duel with nothing but his own skill, having the gall to call him a "son of a bitch" and saying he welcomes a rematch at any time was incredible. [[ShaggyDogStory He still has no intention of learning to play the fiddle himself.]]
* [[Anime/Persona4TheAnimation Summoned twice]] [[Anime/DevilSurvivor2 due to]] ThePowerOfFriendship and representing free will against the Order of Yamato, Satan, and Ameno-Sagiri. [[spoiler: Did we mention he defeated Satan with [[FlatWhat a hug?]] Kinda important thing to note.]] He is also the powerful Persona/Demon unlocked by the [[TrueCompanions Seekers of Truth Judgement Arcana]] and Alcor's Fate.
* '''Important: he's Chaos, not Evil, at least in this incarnation. That portfolio belongs to Nyarlathotep.''' That being said, ''don't think he's entirely benevolent, either''. While he's not necessarily a SocialDarwinist, he ''is'' TheUnfettered and has been known to support (and act on) extremely ChaoticEvil acts and deities for the sake of his goals. There's a reason so many are wary of him and just how far he's willing to go. Case in point:
** [[spoiler:Was noticed observing [[Pantheon/{{Magic}} Homura Akemi]] from afar, much to the worry of many in the Pantheon: when it comes to finding those with the potential to become powerful warriors of Chaos, Lucifer has proven to be an excellent judge of character. The Pantheon's fears were realized when Homura was spotted spending time with a blonde magical girl calling herself Louisa Ferre. The extent of Lucifer's involvement was shown in full when Homura betrayed Madoka at Lucifer's urging, kicking off an event known as the [[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaTheMovieRebellion "Great Upheaval"]] Using a magatama she got from the Chaos Lord, Homura was able to gain the power she needed to make her strong enough to steal Madoka's own, overthrowing the Law of Cycles with the goal of taking Madoka off the front lines and out of danger. Judging by his previous actions, it is speculated that Lucifer is attempting to lure Homura further into the ways of Chaos, and turn her into yet another general in his war against YHVH. While he is pleased by his success, Homura's clear regret for her actions have given him cause to worry. He has tried to act as a grounding force for her in this regard, [[PetTheDog convincing her that what she did was a great kindness for Madoka and lending an ear to her worries.]]]]
*** When it became known that he was behind the "Great Upheaval", Lucifer quickly became one of the most reviled gods in the Pantheon. Most of the good-aligned gods declared that he has officially crossed the MoralEventHorizon in their eyes and are going to see that he is brought to account for it. The forces of [[Pantheon/GrandUnitedAllianceOfGood The GUAG]] are currently gearing up for a showdown with him, ''especially'' the Magical Girl Sisterhood. He [[spoiler: manipulated and twisted Homura's pure feelings of love for Madoka]] and in their eyes, [[ThisIsUnforgivable that is absolutely unforgivable]]. The only issue is that even inconveniencing him [[MagnificentBastard is a rather difficult task]], and by doing so, they risk the direct, undivided attention of the Great Will. And Lucifer just won't stop smiling...
**** When approached for comment, Lucifer posed a chilling question: [[CallBack "Is it not reasonable that Hope be tested and shattered if found wanting?]] Would you rather her powers have failed to protect her apostles at a critical moment? Her weakness nearly destroyed the Pantheon: I hope they remember that as they search for a leader truly capable of leading the Sisterhood."
*** Declared that he [[SincerityMode actually felt a little bad for them]] upon [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdEI3RoJ8uY learning more]] about Madoka's replacement.
*** These plans were recently put on hold: YHVH's recent actions, [[spoiler: namely threatening to subject the defenseless Madoka to a FateWorseThanDeath to prevent her from ever regaining her former glory]] have taken precedence as an immediate threat. No one is sure if this was a fortuitous circumstance for Lucifer, or if he [[BatmanGambit actively planned]] for it: either way, he is perfectly content to observe the conflict and intervene only to prevent it from cooling into a cold war.
* Recently he also seems to have taken an interest in another girl, the yet to be deified [[VideoGame/{{Drakengard 3}} Zero]]. This interest may relate to the many rumors and mysteries that are still surrounding her. After the "Great Upheaval" many deities are generally cautious or outright trying to keep Lucifer away from her.
* Has finally encountered someone capable of astounding even him, in [[Pantheon/TimeAndSpace Shu Shirakawa]], who managed to temporally annihilate both his and the still absent YHVH's temples with his Neo Granzon upon his arrival in the Pantheon. Lucifer seems genuinely confused as to why a [[WildCard man of such utter unpredictability]] is choosing to oppose rather than side with him. Shu, for his part, claims that he finds any deity who manipulates others for their cause, be they Lawful or Chaotic, to be a great personal offense to him and promises to send him, the Great Will, Nyarlathotep, Melkor, the 4 Chaos Gods and anyone else he deems distasteful to the inescapable oblivion of going beyond the event horizon of a black hole, someday. This did not have the desired reaction; instead, Shu only received raucous applause from Lucifer - his goal is to ''free'' Humankind from the yoke of all Gods, not rule it! Should Shu manage to enact such a feat ''[[AsLongAsThereIsEvil without harming the]] [[AsLongAsThereIsOneMan human spirit]]'', Lucifer has agreed to go quietly into his can. Now the matter remains of proving this is possible...
* Is entirely aware that the only reason he ascended was due to the Main House wanting to keep closer tabs on him.
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! The Philosophy Endorsers

[[folder:Diana of Themyscira/Wonder Woman]]
'''[[Franchise/WonderWoman Diana of Themiscyra]], Goddess of [[LivingLieDetector Truth]]''' (Wonder Woman, Diana Prince)
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* Theme Song: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhCnM-E5sl0 Oh, you know which one...]]
* Greater Goddess
* Symbol: The Double Letter W, or the Golden Eagle.
* Alignment: LawfulGood
* Portfolio: {{Living Lie Detector}}s, {{Action Girl}}s, [[AllLovingHero All-Loving Heroines]], BoobsOfSteel, [[OneManArmy Being the Army of One Woman]], Being MoreDeadlyThanTheMale and [[AvertedTrope Lacking a]] [[ThouShallNotKill No-Kill Policy]], [[TheSocialExpert Social Experts]], LeotardOfPower, GoodIsNotSoft, Being a FriendToAllLivingThings, [[CoolPlane The Invisible Jet]], {{Ambadassador}}s, {{Lightning Bruiser}}s, {{Amazonian Beaut|y}}ies, {{Statuesque Stunner}}s, [[BadLiar Being Bad at Lying]] (Surprisingly).
* Domains: Truth, War, Good, Nobility, Feminism.
* Allies:
** The DCUniverse: [[Pantheon/{{Heroes}} Clark Kent/Kal-El/Superman, Kara Zor-El/Supergirl]], [[Pantheon/{{Mentalism}} Bruce Wayne/Batman]], [[Pantheon/{{Travel}} Barry Allen/The Flash]], [[Pantheon/{{HeroesIntermediateGods}} Hal Jordan/Green Lantern]] [[Pantheon/{{Emotion}} Rachel Roth/Raven]], [[Pantheon/{{Nature}} Arthur Curry/Aquaman, John Henry Irons/Steel, Ronnie Raymond and Jason Rusch/Firestorm]], [[Pantheon/{{Weapons}} Oliver Queen/Green Arrow, Shiera Hall/Hawkgirl]], [[Pantheon/{{Shape}} Billy Batson/Shazam]], [[Pantheon/PersonalAppearance Kara Zor-L of Earth Two/Power Girl]], [[Pantheon/{{Love}} Dick Grayson]]/[[Pantheon/HeroesLesserGods Nightwing, Tim Drake/Red Robin]], [[Pantheon/{{Technology}} Victor Stone/Cyborg]], [[Pantheon/{{Magic}} Zatanna Zatara]], [[Pantheon/{{Prophecy}} Nimue Inwudu/Madame Xanadu]].
** Other Allies: [[Pantheon/{{Heroes}} Madlax]], [[Pantheon/{{Magic}} Usagi Tsukino/Sailor Moon]], [[Pantheon/{{Justice}} Steve Rogers/Captain America]], [[Pantheon/{{Technology}} Tony Stark]]/[[Pantheon/{{Craft}} Iron Man]], [[Pantheon/{{Nature}} Percy Jackson]], [[Pantheon/{{Nature}} Ororo Monroe/Storm]], [[Pantheon/{{Power}} Hercules]] (as long as he's not the DC Universe self, otherwise an enemy), [[Pantheon/{{Craft}} Vulcan]], [[Pantheon/{{Love}} Aphrodite]] (both DC and non-DC versions).
* Rival: [[Pantheon/ProfessionIntermediateGods Lobo]].
* Enemies:
** Non-Ascended: Circe, Ares (the DCUniverse version).
** Ascended: '''[[Pantheon/{{Mammals}} Barbara Ann Minerva/Cheetah]]''', [[Pantheon/{{Villains}} Lex Luthor, Leonard Snart/Captain Cold, Harley Quinn]], [[Pantheon/MainHouse The]] [[Pantheon/{{Theater}} Joker]], [[Pantheon/{{Technology}} Brainiac]], [[Pantheon/{{War}} Kratos]], [[Pantheon/PowerOverdeitiesAndGreaterGods High Councilor Kal-El/Regime Superman]].
* Opposes: [[Pantheon/{{Disgraces}} Xanthe Justice]].
* Conflicting Opinion: Stephen Colbert.
* Despite her strength and courage, still has somewhat of a weakness for being tied up. [[PerverseSexualLust Not that there's anything wrong with that]].
* Justice turns her on. This sometimes leads to awkwardness at the weekly good guy [[strike:plotting sessions]] bridge club meetings, but she and Captain America are both professionals. It's okay.
* Has a RecklessSidekick [[spoiler:and niece as of The New 52]] in Cassandra Sandsmark, the WonderGirl. Cassie is yet to be deitified at her petition.
* Fought [[ComicBook/XMen Rogue]] in [[Pantheon/{{War}} Wiz and Boomstick's]] WebAnimation/DeathBattle. [[spoiler:...and lost]].
* She's absolutely biased with Xanthe's questionable actions, due to the fact that her feminism is [[EveryoneHasStandards even beyond her standards]].
* [[spoiler:It's recently revealed that she's the daughter of [[Pantheon/{{Magic}} Zeus]] in an alternate universe.]]
* Diana once found out that she has a villainous equivalent self in an [[VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs alternate universe where Superman is a tyrant and reigns with an iron hand]]. However, Diana travelled to said universe and defeated her villainous Regime self and now she's training better to avoid becoming a villainess.
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[[folder:Itsuki Koizumi]]
'''[[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya Itsuki Koizumi]], God of [[ThePhilosopher Deep Explanations]]''' [[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/itsuki.jpg]]
* Intermediate God
* Symbol: A tiny red fireball
* Alignment: LawfulGood
* Portfolio: [[CharacterFilibuster Complex Explanations For Simple Questions]], [[EyesAlwaysShut Being Able To Walk Without Looking]], PsychicPowers, [[NoSenseOfPersonalSpace Getting Too Close To Your Face]], [[ContemplateOurNavels Deep Navel Gazing]], [[AmbiguouslyGay Confusing Sexual Orientation]], [[MrFanservice Female Fanservice]]
* Domains: Fire, Mentalism, Inquisition, Knowledge, Protection, Spells
* Followers: [[Manga/MiraiNikki Akise Aru]].
* Allies: the SOS Brigade ([[Pantheon/{{Technology}} Yuki Nagato]], [[Pantheon/MainHouse Haruhi Suzumiya, Kyon]], [[Pantheon/{{Love}} Mikuru Asahina]]), [[Pantheon/PersonalAppearance Kaworu Nagisa]], [[Pantheon/{{Mentalism}} The ESP]] [[Pantheon/PhysicalAppearance Research Society]]
* OddFriendship with: [[Pantheon/{{Emotion}} Shizuo Heiwajima]].
* {{Friendly Rival}}s with: [[Pantheon/{{Otherness}} Sebastian Michaelis]].
* He says if he is promoted to the Pantheon/MainHouse, he wants his seat next to Kyon's. Kyon is currently opposing the issue on all fronts.
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[[folder:Aslan]]
'''[[Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia Aslan]], God of [[CrystalDragonJesus Religious Metaphors]]''' (King Of Beasts, The Lion, The Lamb) [[quoteright:222:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/KingOfBeasts_8558.jpg]]
* Greater God
* Symbol: A White Lamb...no, wait, a Lion...no wait, a lamb!
* Alignment: LawfulGood
* Portfolio: {{Messianic Archetype}}s, {{Talking Animal}}s, [[EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory Theories Involving Purgatory]], [[{{Anvilicious}} Extremely Forthright Symbolism]].
* Domains: Animal, Glory, Good, Law.
* Sure, there are other [[RuleOfSymbolism Jesus metaphors]]. Who did you think they worked for?
** Someone called [[Film/MontyPythonsLifeOfBrian Brian]] has attracted several followers who believe him to be the God of Jesus Metaphors. However, Brian is not a MessianicArchetype, he's a very naughty boy.
** Suspiciously vulnerable against [[Main/HisDarkMaterials knives (the subtler, the more dangerous)]].
*** Be ye warned, anything ''called'' "subtle" is, by definition... [[{{Metaphorgotten}} not very subtle]].
* [[Pantheon/{{Family}} Scar]] nominally opposes Him and is said to be working to overthrow Him, but really... he knows he has no chance in Hell.
* Leader of the [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark Council of Nine]].
* Just shook his head in dismay upon learning about that [[WebVideo/SuburbanKnights trek to find Malachite's Hand]] and [[WebVideo/BennettTheSage who]] dressed up as him.
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