'''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/{{Goals}}
* Pantheon/OutlooksOnLife
* Pantheon/{{Symbolism}}
* Pantheon/ValuesAndEthics
* Pantheon/MiscellaneousPhilosophies
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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]], 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.]]
* Also resides in the Pantheon/MainHouse and the Houses of Pantheon/{{Heroes}} and Pantheon/{{Leadership}}.
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[[folder:Melkor]]
'''[[Literature/TheSilmarillion Melkor]], GodOfEvil 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
* Symbol: His iron crown, with the Silmarils absent from it.
* Alignment: ChaoticEvil, however he can just as easily pretend to be [[LawfulEvil Lawful]] or NeutralEvil if it suits his purposes
* Portfolio: [[SatanicArchetype Those Modeled After The Devil]], [[TheParagonAlwaysRebels The Greatest Of The Valar]] [[FallenAngel Turned The First Dark Lord]], [[GreaterScopeVillain Source of All Malady]], MadeOfEvil, EvilIsDeathlyCold [[EvilIsBurningHot And Burning Hot]], TheDarkSideWillMakeYouForget, [[OverarchingVillain Casts A Shadow Over Arda]], CreativeSterility, AGodAmI, DarkIsEvil, VillainsWantMercy, [[GodOfEvil Lord Of All Discord and Malady]], [[TheCorrupter Corruption]], OmnicidalManiac
* Domains: Evil, Darkness, Corruption, Tyranny, Destruction, Hatred, Fear, Greed, and many more negative things.
* High Priest: [[Literature/TheChroniclesOfThomasCovenant Lord Foul the Despiser]]
* Followers: [[Literature/TheBelgariad Torak]], [[Franchise/DarkTower The Crimson King]], [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer The First Evil]], [[VideoGame/{{Alundra}} Melzas]]
* Superior: J.R.R Tolkein...[[AuthorExistenceFailure for the most part]]
* Allies: For now, he has an alliance of convenience with [[Pantheon/PersonalityMisc Nyarlathotep]] and [[Pantheon/VillainousAppearances Aku]]. In addition, he is in good graces with most [[CardCarryingVillain card-carrying villains]], [[OurDragonsAreDifferent dragons]], [[OurOrcsAreDifferent orcs]], [[EvilSorcerer sorcerers]] and [[OurDemonsAreDifferent demons]] of the evil alignment, and those who are MadeOfEvil
** Chief Enforcers: [[Pantheon/{{Leadership}} Sauron]] (his [[TheDragon original enforcer]] and BastardUnderstudy), Majin Buu (his [[TheBrute brute]]), The Ebon Dragon ([[TheStarscream sort of]]) and Johan Liebert (his EvilGenius)
* TheManBehindTheMan to: Quite possibly ''almost every villain to exist'', with the certain exception of [[Pantheon/{{Undead}} Nekron]], [[Pantheon/PlanetaryAndCelestial Amatsu-Mikaboshi]] and the Anti-Monitor (and the debatable exception of [[Pantheon/{{Fear}} Ungoliant]] and [[Pantheon/{{Toxicity}} the Lich]])
* Rivals: [[Pantheon/{{Demons}} The Beast]], [[Pantheon/TimeAndSpace Chaos]] (also occasional allies), [[Pantheon/MainHouseOtherGods1 The Anti-Monitor]]
* Enemies: Though he has '''many''' enemies, Melkor considers the subjugation and/or annihilation of [[Pantheon/{{Angels}} Manwe Ulimo]] (his brother), [[Pantheon/{{Fear}} Ungoliant]] (his former ally), Cosmos, YHVH, Lucifer, [[Pantheon/{{Undead}} Nekron]] and [[Pantheon/PersonalityMisc Philemon]] to take precedence. On a more personal [[EvilIsPetty and petty]] note, he considers [[Pantheon/{{Dragons}} Io]], [[Pantheon/{{Ambiguity}} Iroque]], [[Pantheon/{{Nature}} Amaterasu]], [[Pantheon/{{Power}} Goku]], [[Pantheon/{{Pride}} Vegeta]], [[Pantheon/{{Heroes}} Superman]] and every creator god to be on top of his hit list.
* Opposes: '''Eru Illuvatar himself''', the Houses of Craft and Music, the sub-houses of Dragons.
* Ambiguous relationship with: [[Pantheon/VillainousArchetypes Krona the Mad Guardian]]
* Melkor, later renamed as Morgoth came to be as the first and mightiest of the Ainur, created from the thought of Eru Illuvatar. Though second only to his Creator, he was not content to follow Eru's sacred design. He sought to create of his own, to make his own tunes which would bring discord and darkness. Thus would begin his transformation into the First Dark Lord, the Great Enemy of Arda and the GodOfEvil who sought to [[DystopiaJustifiesTheMeans remake]] [[OmnicidalManiac and destroy]] [[AGodAmI all things in his image, above even Eru]]. Though his corruption still echos, Melkor himself was [[SealedEvilInACan locked away in the Timeless Halls]]. It was initially believed he would stay that way forever, or at least until [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt Dagor Dagorath]]. However, something caused his chains to break, and the Dark Lord wandered to find the Trope Pantheon. Now free of the narrative rules and structure of his home universe, Melkor believes he may finally be able to achieve his goal of degradating, corrupting and annihilating all existence.
** 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.
** 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.
** Melkor has sought out new enforcers, leading him to seek out the deadliest and most evil souls in creation. He has joined with three of them, founding the Four Horsemen; Majin Buu was chosen for sharing [[OmnicidalManiac his tastes]] and to serve as the muscle, Johan Liebert was chosen [[MoreThanMindControl to break the wills of men]] and help with intelligence, and The Ebon Dragon was chosen to defile and corrupt. While Buu has been kept in check due to his SweetTooth ([[EvilIsNotAToy for the most part]]), the other two bide their time to usurp him. The Grand United Alliance of Good is deciding which would be a greater hassle for them.
* The Dark Enemy of the World is not merely the "god" of evil, but in all but a few rare occasions the source of evil ''itself''. Through his hateful thoughts Melkor brought discord into creation, marring the initial design. It hasn't been fully confirmed if he's responsible for evil in all universes, however most cataloged in the Trope Pantheon do recognize him as the source. Almost all villains from 20th and 21st century works are said to [[GreaterScopeVillain all originate from Melkor]]. It is a role Melkor has wholeheartedly embraced, leading to him becoming on of the four Cardinal Alignments. Many villains now serve under him in the Grand United Alliance of Evil, though it's hard to find those truly loyal to him.
** Melkor's influence and power seems to depend on how [[MoralityKitchenSink morality works]] in certain universes. He's stronger in worlds of [[BlackAndWhiteMorality Black and White]] or [[EvilVersusEvil straight up black morality]], while weaker in worlds of [[GreyAndGrayMorality grey morality]]. Places like [[Literature/CthulhuMythos the Cthulhu Mythos]] where [[BlueAndOrangeMorality good and evil are quaint concepts]] are where he's most impotent, however.
** It's worth noting that while Melkor is responsible for evil in creation, he is ''not'' responsible for evil outside or preceding it. [[Pantheon/{{Undead}} Nekron]] [[NoSell is unaffected by him]], having been created from [[PowerOfTheVoid the darkness preceding light]], while [[Pantheon/PlanetaryAndCelestial Amatsu-Mikaboshi]] existed long before the multiverse came into being, as does [[Pantheon/PhysicalAppearance Orgalorg]]. It's debated if [[Pantheon/{{Toxicity}} the Lich]] was one of the few evil beings preceding Melkor, but he doesn't think much of them.
*** Depending on who you ask, [[Pantheon/{{Fear}} Ungoliant]] was either corrupted by him or actually an independent entity outside Illuvatar's dynamic. Though if Melkor ever had influence over her, it's gone.
** Recent evidence may suggest that even Melkor is not the initial source of evil. Rather, it may be Krona. Having interfered with creation, many in the GUAE believe that he may have been responsible for Melkor's FaceHeelTurn, and possibly even more. The Mad Guardian feels insulted by this; he wished to look back at the dawn of time in order to understand how all things came to be and why, any damage he did because of it is accidental. Further research revealed a more confusing truth; Melkor became evil on his own, but it was ''Krona's'' tampering that resulted in it manifesting as [[MadeOfEvil an actual substance]] he could spread and diffuse. Given the [[TimeyWimeyBall timey-wimey]] experiment Krona was doing, it may be a lot more accurate to say [[StableTimeLoop Melkor and Krona were behind each other]].
* Having spread his spirit across all of Middle-Earth, Melkor [[CompleteImmortality CANNOT die]] unless Arda itself is destroyed. He has used this opportunity [[DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu to mock]] [[Pantheon/LifeAndDeath Death herself]], as she seemingly can never take him. Didi hasn't responded, simply because she ''knows'' this is crock; Middle-Earth's destruction and recreation is inevitable. And when that happens, [[TheDevilIsALoser he'll be sniveling at her feet]] as Eru Illuvatar comes for him.
** As he is quite literally MadeOfEvil, it is likely that [[Pantheon/{{VillainousArchetypes}} Aku]] is a direct creation of his, and possibly [[Pantheon/PersonalityMisc Nyarlathotep]] as well. The latter denies this, stating that [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters humanity is inherently evil and required no prodding from a]] SatanicArchetype like Melkor. Still, as fellow representatives of evil, they have an alliance of convenience with one another.
** His nature as an evil-composed being makes him vulnerable to [[GoodHurtsEvil good-based auras and attacks]], though because of his strength it requires a ''lot'' of it. This, combined with her ability [[HeelFaceBrainwashing to force compassion on others]], makes [[Pantheon/AntiHeroes Iroque and the Indigo Light]] Melkor's [[KryptoniteFactor kryptonite]]. Having diffused so much of his being into evil, his physical body is weakened to the point he's a Greater God in her presence, an Intermediate God if she forces an Indigo Lantern ring on him(though his evil is too great to brainwash away) and a Demigod under the Avatar of Compassion, the Proselyte.
** He also fears [[Pantheon/FireAndElectricity the Ghost Rider's]] penance stare; having caused almost all evil and personal behind [[MoralEventHorizon many a horrible things]], the greatest Hell is for Johnny Blaze to [[DeathGlare stare in his eyes]]. Melkor '''refuses''' to fight him for this reason.
*** He was able to deflect a Spirit Bomb by [[Pantheon/{{Combat}} Son Goku]], due to being [[PureIsNotGood pure(evil)]]. His true concern over the Saiyans is if he and [[Pantheon/{{Pride}} Vegeta]] [[FusionDance fuse into Gogeta]]; his signature technique of the Stardust Breaker disintegrates [[MadeOfEvil physical evil]], which would leave him a husk.
* The First Dark Lord is not just evil on a grand scale, but on a petty level as well. Though once great, he now takes greater joy in the corruption of mortals, and the misery of his enemies in even the most minor of achievements. It is this which in part led him to form the Grand United Alliance of Evil; [[DystopiaJustifiesTheMeans to befoul creation]] and [[ToCreateAPlaygroundForEvil create a playground for evil]] all to spite existence and Eru Illuvatar.
** Desires to slay [[Pantheon/{{Nature}} Amaterasu]], Goddess of the Sun, in hopes of re-living his destruction of the Two Lamps. He also seeks to slay [[Pantheon/{{Dragons}} Io]] and take over the sub-house of Dragons, whom he claims to be his creations.
** Will go [[BerserkButton ballistic]] if anybody mentions [[BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu Fingolfin.]]
* Many regard Melkor's backstory and portfolio as being remarkable similar to the well-known tale of [[{{Satan}} Archangel Lucifer, better known as Satan or The Devil]]. It is believed by most that he ''is'' none other than [[SatanicArchetype the Devil himself]]. [[Pantheon/{{Demons}} The Beast]] would disagree, stating that ''he'' is the true Devil and influenced Melkor. Lucifer thinks they're both full of shit.
** Is likely the source behind TheDarkSide, however [[Pantheon/{{Hatred}} Sheev]] [[Pantheon/{{Leadership}} Palpatine]] believes the reverse to be true. He certainly emenates it, putting him at odds with the entire Jedi Order.
* 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. Given his previous experience with Ungoliant, Melkor might have arachnophobia
** In general, the presence of other creator deities is something that aggravates the Dark Lord to no end. Ultimately impotent against the forces of his own creator, Melkor seeks to take his anger out on the other creative forces in the pantheon.
** Out of necessity Melkor yields to the Holy Trinity, something of which he detests. Covertly he's searching for a weak link, which he believes may exist in Haruhi as [[spoiler:she was almost a victim of deicide.]] He's not sure if he bother trying to find a weak link with Dream, [[spoiler:since even if he were to die someone would retro-actively take his place.]]
** Though [[Pantheon/{{Quirks}} J.R.R Tolkein]] is a superior of sorts for Melkor, the Dark Enemy argues otherwise, as [[AuthorExistenceFailure he passed before]] The Silmarilian could be finished. Tolkein is still recognized as his superior by most, as he's still behind the tales of Middle-Earth and the story was completed by his son Christopher(who has been promised a position if he ever ascends). Most regard this as just Melkor unable to accept he has superiors.
* 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 succinct: [[note]][[DeadpanSnarker "Inside voice, please."]][[/note]]
* Behind all his [[DystopiaJustifiesTheMeans dystopic ambitions]], [[{{Sadist}} unending cruelty]] [[OmnicidalManiac and malice]], Melkor was driven due to a desire to create. It is a power [[CreativeSterility he could never obtain]], due to the nature of evil in his universe. And it is a power he'll never have outside, as he cannot escape the limitations put on him by his creator. Only able to mock and corrupt, Melkor seeks to steal the power of all creator gods in the pantheon, and if not [[IfICantHaveYou will befoul, torture and destroy them the best he can]]. Good, neutral and evil, all those with ThePowerOfCreation [[EnemyMine unite in enmity towards the Enemy of Middle-Earth]].
** Hates hates '''HATES''' the House of Craft. The Great Enemy feels that it's mere existence laughs at his CreativeSterility, and wants to burn it down completely. He tried to do exactly that, however had the severe misfortune of getting ''[[CosmicEntity Destruction]]'' mad. [[CurbStompBattle Melkor would learn first hand that "evil" is nothing compared to the force of destruction]], leading to him [[VillainsWantMercy begging for mercy]]. Destruction let him go, on the warning that he ''never'' try to destroy the House of Craft again. The rest of the GUAE has been warned not to mock this crushing defeat; Melkor has learned much from the House of Slaughter, and has devised [[ColdBloodedTorture methods of torture]] few could top.
** He also despises the House of Music, as it reminds him of the Great Music at the dawn of creation. Unlike with the House of Craft, the House of Music have found repelling him ''a lot'' more difficult.
*** Is fearful of [[Pantheon/{{Heroes}} Superman]], for having [[ComicBook/FinalCrisis taken out Darkseid with music]].
** Melkor's ultimate ambition, to spite the cosmos itself, [[OmnicidalManiac is to destroy all reality]] for ''daring'' [[EvilIsPetty to not be something HE made]]. While this does make him inclined towards the Grand United Alliance of Destruction, the Dark Lord has refused any alliance with them; he and he alone should have the right to smash the multiverse into dust, not [[Pantheon/{{Undead}} Nekron]]. As such, he considers [[Pantheon/SpecializedNarratives the Anti-Monitor]] as a rival. The Anti-Monitor doesn't think much of Melkor however, considering him to be "[[PsychopathicManchild an immature child mad that he didn't get the toys he wanted]]". To keep what little loyalty the villains have to him, Melkor has kept this a secret.
* Also resides in the Pantheon/MainHouse and the Houses of Pantheon/{{Leadership}} and Pantheon/{{Villains}}.
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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: Darkness, Freedom, Chaos, Manipulation, Humanity, Power, Tests, Hope, Change, Ambition, Desire.
* Herald: [[Pantheon/{{Insects}} Beelzebub]]
* Allies: [[VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIIINocturne Naoki Kashima]] [[note]]Sometimes, the boy's... ambivalent about Lucifer[[/note]], [[Pantheon/AngerEmotions 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/SpiritualAndMentalPowers Elpizo]]
* Enemies: YHVH, Melkor, [[Pantheon/{{Otherness}} Satan]], '''''[[Pantheon/GUAGMagicalGirlSisterhood The Magical Girl Sisterhood]]''''', [[Pantheon/{{Undead}} The Flood]]
* Humans to impress him: [[Pantheon/TimeAndSpace Shu Shirakawa]], [[Pantheon/{{Heroes}} Kenshiro]], [[Pantheon/{{Lust}} Luka]], [[Pantheon/WeaponizedObjects Isaac]]
* 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 [[Literature/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 [[Literature/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. The offer has also been extended to his wife [[Pantheon/{{Monsters}} Alice]].
* 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.
* Has taken a interest in Isaac after seeing that [[spoiler: he ascended by suffocating himself in a toy chest, not only sending him to the Pantheon, but also giving him a devil form.]] He sees Isaac as a possible son he could adopt for him to teach his ways to. The Pantheon is not only freaking out at the idea of a powerful, evil Isaac with Lucifer's help, but also as the [[Pantheon/{{MainHouse}} SCP Foundation]] also want Isaac, and a potential fight may break out between the two.
[[/folder]]

! 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...]] but also [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S176AKQhcCk Is She With You?]]
* Greater Goddess
* Symbol: The Double Letter W, or the Golden Eagle.
* Alignment: NeutralGood
* 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]] (Justified Because of Her Title).
* Domains: Truth, War, Good, Nobility, Feminism.
* Allies:
** Non-Ascended: Both Comicbook/{{Wonder Girl}}s: her little sister Donna Troy and Cassie Sandsmark.
** The Franchise/DCUniverse: '''[[Pantheon/{{Heroes}} Clark Kent/Kal-El/Superman]]''', '''[[Pantheon/HeroicAppearances Kara Zor-El/Supergirl]]''', [[Pantheon/{{Trickery}} Bruce Wayne/Batman]], [[Pantheon/TravelIntermediateGods Barry Allen/The Flash]], [[Pantheon/HeroicActions Hal Jordan/Green Lantern]], [[Pantheon/{{Emotion}} Rachel Roth/Raven]], [[Pantheon/FantasticRaces Arthur Curry/Aquaman]], [[Pantheon/EarthAndMetal John Henry Irons/Steel]], [[Pantheon/ElementalFive Ronnie Raymond and Jason Rusch/Firestorm]], [[Pantheon/RangedWeapons Oliver Queen/Green Arrow]], [[Pantheon/BluntWeapons Shiera Hall/Hawkgirl]], [[Pantheon/{{Shape}} Billy Batson/Shazam]], [[Pantheon/BodyImages Kara Zor-L of Earth Two/Power Girl]], [[Pantheon/{{Lust}} Dick Grayson]]/[[Pantheon/HeroicRoles Nightwing, Tim Drake/Red Robin]], [[Pantheon/CyberneticsAndEnhancements Victor Stone/Cyborg]], [[Pantheon/MagicArchetypes Zatanna Zatara]], [[Pantheon/ProphecyIntermediateGods Nimue Inwudu/Madame Xanadu]]
** Other Allies: '''[[Pantheon/{{Anger}} Hera]]''', [[Pantheon/HeroicAppearances Madlax]], [[Pantheon/{{Magic}} Usagi Tsukino/Sailor Moon]], [[Pantheon/{{Heroes}} Steve Rogers/Captain America]], [[Pantheon/CyberneticsAndEnhancements Tony Stark]]/[[Pantheon/CraftIntermediateGods Iron Man]], [[Pantheon/WaterAndIce Percy Jackson]], [[Pantheon/{{Weather}} Ororo Monroe/Storm]], [[Pantheon/{{Power}} Hercules]] (as long as he's not the DC Universe self, otherwise an enemy), [[Pantheon/CraftOverdeitiesAndGreaterGods Vulcan]], [[Pantheon/{{Love}} Aphrodite]] (both DC and non-DC versions).
* Rival: [[Pantheon/{{Hunters}} Lobo]].
* Enemies:
** Non-Ascended: Circe (the DC Universe version).
** Ascended: '''[[Pantheon/AnthropomorphicAnimals Barbara Ann Minerva/Cheetah]]''', [[Pantheon/VillainousArchetypes Lex Luthor]], [[Pantheon/VillainousAttitude Leonard Snart/Captain Cold]], [[Pantheon/VillainousArchetypes Dr. Harleen Quinzel/Harley Quinn]], [[Pantheon/{{Laughter}} The Joker]], [[Pantheon/TechnologicExperts Vril Dox/Brainiac]], '''[[Pantheon/{{War}} Kratos]]''', [[Pantheon/OtherPowers High Councilor Kal-El/Regime Superman]], '''[[Pantheon/FaithLesserGods Ares]]'''.
* 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, ComicBook/WonderGirl. Cassie is yet to be deified at her petition.
* Wonder Woman has a good relationship with Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} from the [[Pantheon/HeroicAppearances House of Heroes]]. Supergirl respects Wonder Woman for being the first female super-hero, and Diana values Kara because she is one of the strongest women in the planet and uses her powers for good (even if Diana thinks the young Kryptonian needs guidance, counsel and warrior training). Both women have enjoyed many adventures together and fought hand-in-hand. Supergirl has joined the Amazons sometimes, and in the Pre-Crisis universe, [[Comicbook/{{Supergirl 1972}} Queen Hyppolita once said]] "[She]'ll always think of [Kara] as [her] '''third''' Amazon daughter". [[ComicBook/ElseworldsFinestSupergirlAndBatgirl In a darker universe where Superman died]], Wonder Woman became Kara's surrogate mother. It helps that Kara -and Comicbook/{{Batgirl}}- and Diana's little sister Donna Troy are WesternAnimation/SuperBestFriendsForever, and Kara and Cassie Sandsmark have been very, ''[[HoYay very]]'' close friends.
* 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. Which makes her hatred of [[KillTheGod Kratos]] even greater, even though Kratos himself has been quick to point out [[VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs that one time]] that she herself led an uprising against the Olympians after their witnessing Regime Superman's tyranny led them to attempt a genocide of all meta-humans.]]
* 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:324:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/narnia_3_aslan_111705.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.
* Heralds: [[Literature/TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe The Pevensie siblings]] (His chosen kings of Narnia)
* 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 [[Literature/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.
* Aslan has symphonized with [[Pantheon/DigitalPersonas Kevin Flynn]] and the unascended Literature/JohnCarter over their respective film franchises suffering GenreKiller and having planned sequels cancelled just because [[MoneyDearBoy Disney wasn't making enough money]]. In addition, [[Pantheon/CrimeIntermediateGods Sly Cooper]] has stated that he's on the same boat, since his franchise is unlikely to ever get sequels, and he's [[spoiler:stuck in Ancient Egypt]].
* A rather unnerving theory has cropped up among some gods: as an incarnation of Jesus, who was said to be an avatar of the Abrahamic God, some are wondering if Aslan is [[PiecesOfGod YHVH's good aspect broken off from him.]] Aslan has expressed doubt, but then noted with a bit of hesitation that it's not ''impossible'': he never really wondered up until it was mentioned, but he doesn't remember how he came to be. Lucifer shrugged at the notion when it was brought up to him by gods hoping to work toward he and YHVH making peace, and said simply that it didn't matter: YHVH and all that he represents are his enemy.
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!Ambiguous Ranks

[[folder:Keel Lorenz]]
'''[[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Keel Lorenz]], God of [[MinorMajorCharacter Important Tertiary Characters]] and Divine Head of the OmniscientCouncilOfVagueness'''
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* Rank: [[EpilepticTrees Uncertain]]
* Symbol: A monolith with SEELE's emblem embedded on it
* Alignment: LawfulEvil (sees himself as LawfulGood)
* Portfolio: [[TheManBehindTheMan The Man Behind SEELE]], [[BigBad Eva's True Antagonist]], [[OmniscientCouncilOfVagueness Ambiguously Characterized Conspiracies]] [[EpilepticTrees Incredibly Speculative Figures]], [[AssimilationPlot Will Unite Everyone As One Being]] [[WellIntentionedExtremist To End Pain Everywhere]], [[{{Cyborg}} Robotic Attachments]], [[MinorMajorCharacter Minor Major Characters]], [[spoiler:[[TheBadGuyWins Succeeds at Instrumentality]] ([[MindScrew maybe]], [[AndIMustScream maybe not]]) ]]
* Domains: Ambiguity, Conspiracies, Philosophy, Extremism
* Allies: [[Pantheon/{{Sadness}} The White]], [[Pantheon/{{Hatred}} Lysandre]]
** Former allies: [[spoiler:[[Pantheon/MentalismOther Gendo Ikari]] ]]
** [[UnwittingPawn Unwitting Pawns]]: [[EpilepticTrees God only knows]]
* Enemies: '''[[Pantheon/{{Travel}} AZ]]''', [[Pantheon/MainHouse Lucifer, YHVH, The Emperor of Mankind]], [[Pantheon/{{Emotion}} The Chaos Gods]], [[Pantheon/{{Hatred}} Yuuki Terumi]], [[Pantheon/{{War}} Treize]] [[Pantheon/{{Personality}} Khushrenada]], [[Pantheon/RangedWeapons Okita]]
* Opposed by: The entire Grand United Alliance of Chaos
* Keel Lorenz is a mysterious figure; almost nothing is know of him prior to Second Impact. Some say he is the WanderingJew, waiting all this time to end pain. Others say [[AGodAmI he wants to ascend to godhood.]] He claims that he's [[EvilOldFolks sixty-seven.]] No-one's sure, but it is known he was active before Second Impact and essentially leads his version of Earth since then. Publically, [[BitchInSheepsClothing he leads NERV to "save" humanity from]] [[EldritchAbomination the Angels.]] In reality, he just doesn't want them to mess up [[spoiler:the Human Instrumentality Project]].
* As head of SEELE, ''the'' OmniscientCouncilOfVagueness, Lorenz wants to keep the full extent of his organization's power ambiguous. He will often spin contradictory tales of [[AncientConspiracy its age]] and [[GovernmentConspiracy reach]], all part of a misinformation campaign to eliminate leads. No matter how powerful he is, one thing is certain: ''[[MindScrew no-one]]'' knows
* Spends most of his time dwelling in the Council of Shadows, which many believe he funded. [[EpilepticTrees Due to mass speculation involving his group]], he has issued a "cease and desist" order from the House of Wild Mass Guessing, for continuing to pester him.
---> Keel Lorenz: "It's been over twenty goddamn years, leave me alone!"
* Got along well with [[Pantheon/{{Sadness}} The White]], agreeing that something drastic must be taken to end the misery of humanity. They do disagree on whether they should [[OmnicidalManiac be completely wiped out]] or "merely" [[AssimilationPlot be robbed of independence.]] Their goals are similar enough for them to settle arguments civilly.
* [[Pantheon/{{Hatred}} Lysandre]] is intrigued by the idea of Instrumentality, seeing it as a good way to solve the Malthusian Dilemna.
* Lorenz detests "parasitic gods" who perpetuate human misery. Part of why he wants to [[AssimilationPlot rob mankind of his identity]] is so that the likes of [[Pantheon/{{Emotion}} the Chaos Gods]] or [[Pantheon/{{MainHouse}} YHVH/Lucifer]] can never inflict suffering towards them.
* [[BerserkButton NEVER compare Keel Lorenz to]] [[Pantheon/{{Faith}} YHVH.]] SEELE wishes to [[EvilutionaryBiologist reach humanity's next step in evolution]], not [[TheEvilsOfFreeWill turn them into the eternal slaves]] [[GodIsEvil of a deific monster.]]
* Desiring to end suffering [[AssimilationPlot in his own way]], he opposes the likes of [[Pantheon/{{Hatred}} Yuuki Terumi]], who he believes [[EvenEvilHasStandards gives conspirators a bad name.]] Terumi isn't impressed by this, calling him and his organization "the shittiest bunch of [[GenericDoomsdayVillain generic]] conspiratards ever."
* [[Pantheon/{{Philosophy}} The Emperor of Mankind]] has it out for SEELE, as their [[SuicidalCosmicTemperTantrum "assimilation tantrum"]] as a complete dead end for human progress. Witnessing the world of Warhammer 40000, Keel was ever more convinced.
---> Keel Lorenz: "Tell me oh [[WebAnimation/IfTheEmperorHadATextToSpeechDevice great Man-Emperor]], is my [[spoiler:Instrumentality]] truly worse than [[CrapsackWorld the Imperium's galaxy?]] [[HannibalLecture What's the point of fighting us when]] [[ViciousCycle in the grim darkness of the 41st millennium]], '''[[ForeverWar there will never be peace?!]]'''"
** That being said, SEELE and the Imperium will have an EnemyMine situation when fighting [[Pantheon/{{Emotion}} the Chaos Gods]] or [[Pantheon/{{MainHouse}} YHVH/Lucifer]].
* [[Pantheon/{{Travel}} AZ]] hates Lorenz. He knows what it's like [[WarIsHell to feel utter despair]] and [[HumansAreBastards degradation of humanity]], but after so long refuses to believe [[spoiler:Instrumentality]] is ever the option. No-one should die for the sake of alleviating your own personal pain.
* [[DependingOnTheWriter May be]] the WanderingJew himself. Keel at least likes to pretend he's the WanderingJew, in what's thought to partly be an attempt to remove AZ from the pantheon. So far, it hasn't gotten anywhere.
* Despite being [[BigBad the source of all trouble]] in the NGE-verse, [[MinorMajorCharacter almost no-one even knows he exists.]] [[Pantheon/MentalismOther Gendo]] [[TheHeavy worked as their face]], [[spoiler:at least until he decided [[DragonWithAnAgenda to pursue his own desires]] [[{{Necromantic}} of resurrecting Yui.]]]]
* Also present in the [[Pantheon/CharacterRoles House of Narrative]].
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