Pantheon / Ambiguity

Welcome to the House of Ambiguity. In ages past, this was originally the House of Heroes, a paradise for the best of the best, where sweet wine flowed from elaborate fountains and adoring fans catered to tired crusaders for good, a place of relaxation and celebration where no evil and very few neutral feet dared to tread. It was where the defenders of the weak went to unwind, where the most empathic went to spend a little time away from angst, where a hero could just have a bit of guilt-free fun and take a load off, free of woes. In its heyday, it was the most appealing House in the Pantheon.

All things must come to an end. Sickened with the fetid hovel that was the House of Villains, a place infested with fleas and bastard understudies where the food was always burned or sulfurous, and where the cushions had lumps, those who sided with Evil banded together and revolted. This started the Pantheon's second great war, which raged within all the Houses and consumed nearly all who were not Neutral. There were casualties on every side, and most of the Houses existing at the time were decimated. Both sides appealed to Dream until at last He hit the Reset Button and decreed that the Houses of Heroism and Villainy were to be merged, now stop bothering Him.

This was long enough ago that very few of today's deities were there to see it. Today the House used to accept heroes and villains alike, as well as a handful with the Neutral alignment. It was neither particularly luxurious nor unpleasant - a visitor looking for those aspects is directed to the House of Love or the sad slums of the self-exiled Fallen. Infighting was prevalent in this house, although not to quite the extent of House of War. The only reason why the whole place wasn't been completely demolished is thanks to the fact that no matter how catastrophic the fight, and no matter how many heroes and villains were involved, nothing ever changes.

Due to a decree by the Creators, the house was resplit, with only the neutral remaining here (for now). The House of Ambiguity is currently ruled by "The Council of Four" consisting of Lucifer, Guts, Mr. Freeze, and Lambdadelta, with Wreck-it-Ralph being the mediator of this house.

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The Council of Four

The Four Guards of the House of Ambiguity.

    Lucifer 
Lucifer, Creator of Chaos and Chairman of the Grand United Alliance of Chaos and Celestial Being of Affably Evil (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: Lord of the Netherworld, The Final Battle, Last Decision and Lucifer.
  • Overdeity of Chaos
  • Symbol: A pair of Angelic and Demonic Wings.
  • Alignment: Pure Chaos, which translates out to Chaotic Good or Chaotic Neutral for those who consider him an example to follow, and Chaotic Evil for those who disagree with him.
  • Portfolio: Louis Cypher, Bonus Bosses, Magnificent Bastardry, Absolute Destruction of Law, Superpowered Challenges, Crippling Attacks, Manipulative Bastards, Batman Gambits, Bishonens, Noble Demons, Challenging Ordinary People To Pursue Their Dreams, Creating Utopia, Lucifer Not Being Evil, being summoned by The Power of Friendship, Being a Mysterious Backer, The Unfettered.
  • Domains: Freedom, Chaos, Manipulation, Humanity, Power, Tests, Hope, Change, Ambition, Desire.
  • Herald: Beelzebub
  • Allies: Naoki Kashima note , Asura, Raidou Kuzunoha the XIV, The Fiendsnote , Flynn note  Homura Akemi, Senator Steven Armstrong, Xenagos, Aleph
  • Enemies: YHVH, Melkor, Satan, The Magical Girl Sisterhood, The Flood
  • Humans to impress him: Shu Shirakawa, Kenshiro, Luka.
  • Opposed by: The Guy
  • He's highly secretive of exactly who he is, how he came into being, and his relations with YHVH and humanity, but it was he who sparked the creation of the concept of Chaos itself. He is, however, 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 the pursuit of his goals, 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 alternative...
  • 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, David Bowie.
  • Has a cordial relationship with the 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 Discord. Each respects the others' dedication to breaking up the sovereignty of the local Top God 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 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 Melkor at all since Melkor believes that Chaos should be all about causing infinite destruction and suffering 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 Adam Young wants nothing to do with him and refers to his foster father as 'Dad'. However, he acknowledges and appreciates the irony, and lets the boy have his space.
    • On the other hand, he's not entirely certain how he should feel about the recently ascended Luka, due to the fact that he's the boy's 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 "son" for successfully slaying Ilias, YHVH's own Expy and has reserved a spot in the GUAC for him should he decide that he wants to join. This offer has also been extended to his wife 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 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 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.
  • Seems to be on a bit of a Gender Bender streak as 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 Chaotic Evil and Lawful Good in comparison to his own chaotic 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. He still has no intention of learning to play the fiddle himself.
  • Summoned twice due to The Power of Friendship and representing free will against the Order of Yamato, Satan, and Ameno-Sagiri. Did we mention he defeated Satan with a hug? Kinda important thing to note. He is also the powerful Persona/Demon unlocked by the 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 Social Darwinist, he is The Unfettered and has been known to support (and act on) extremely Chaotic Evil 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:
    • Was noticed observing 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 "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, 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 Moral Event Horizon in their eyes and are going to see that he is brought to account for it. The forces of The GUAG are currently gearing up for a showdown with him, especially the Magical Girl Sisterhood. He manipulated and twisted Homura's pure feelings of love for Madoka and in their eyes, that is absolutely unforgivable. The only issue is that even inconveniencing him 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: "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 actually felt a little bad for them upon learning more about Madoka's replacement.
      • These plans were recently put on hold: YHVH's recent actions, namely threatening to subject the defenseless Madoka to a Fate Worse Than Death 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 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 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 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 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 without harming the 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.

    Guts 
Guts, God of Antiheroism (The Hundred-Man Slayer, The Black Swordsman)
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    Mr. Freeze 
Victor Fries, God of Antivillainy (Mr. Freeze, Mr. Zero)
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  • Lesser God
  • Symbol: A Doll dancing in a Snow Globe.
  • Weapon of Choice: Freeze Ray
  • Alignment: Chaotic Neutral
  • Portfolios: Highly Sympathetic Villains, Tragic Figures, Those Unable to Feel Emotions, Adaptation Distillation, Mad Scientists.
  • Domains: Cold, Destruction, Entropy, Retribution.
  • Followers: Killer Frost
  • Allies: Captain Cold, Ice King
  • Friendly Enemies With: Batman (Fries himself doesn't want to admit it), Zuko, Suzaku Kurugi, N Harmonia, Reptile
  • Fries used to share this position with Zuko, until the latter clawed his way back up the slippery slope .
  • Fries hardly considers his Godhood a blessing, as despite his lofty position, his repeated appeals to the House of Life and Death end in rejection because, "You're just too interesting." As of such, Victor has only withdrawn into his temple more and more, most likely to dwell in his icy inner sanctum, sad that even here, he can never truly save Nora.
  • As the God of the Anti Villains, Victor receives a good deal of sympathy from the heroes in the Pantheon, particularly from Batman, who visits every so often to try and comfort his Rogue. Victor coldly turns him away most of the time, as his Despair Event Horizon prevents him from ever truly thawing to the side of good.
    • He will never give up on trying to save his wife. His need to keep hope is why he has decided to protect Madoka in "The Pantheonic Rebellion".
  • In truth, there are several incarnations of him. However, more recent incarnations of him have been cast out, due to their more flat characterizations, or Retcons that render the original excuse useless.
    • Which leads that this Mister Freeze is his Pre-New 52 self, with shades of his animated incarnation.
  • Currently holds the 2nd seat on the "Council of Three".
  • Deadpool keeps pestering Victor about making Ice-related puns. Even freezing his mouth together doesn't shut Wade up from making constant requests.

     Lambdadelta 
Lambdadelta, Goddess of Wild Card Morality (Witch of Certainty)
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  • Lesser Goddess (or so she'd let you believe)
  • Symbol: A pair of pumpkin earrings over a pink hat.
  • Alignment: An extremely unpredictable, ambiguous flavor of True Neutral, leaning towards chaos.
  • Portfolio: Unpredictable Morality, Gravity Manipulation, Trolling, Obfuscating Stupidity, Awesome, but Impractical Abilities, Story Breaker Powers, Causing Trouble For Her Own Amusement, having her own standards against pointless despair (because they aren't amusing), liking those who work hard, Blue and Orange Morality.
  • Domains: Trickery, Magic.
  • Superior: Ryukishi 07.
  • Allies:
  • Enemies: Rika Furude, Oyashiro-Sama, The Puella Magi (mainly on their part, she doesn't seem to care), Terumi, Perfectio, Nyarlathotep.
  • Trying to make her pick a side in the battle between the GUAG and GUAE is completely pointless since as a very capricious individual, anything she does is purely motivated by amusement and boredom.
    • She does, however, dislike pointlessly heart-rending despair happy actions, claiming that they're not amusing.
    • Said dislike for pointless despair caused her to become angry when a plot to permanently kill off Madoka got discovered. In her words, that's not funny. Thus did she gain motivation to take part in "The Pantheonic Rebellion", much to the shock of The Sisterhood. She still trolls them for lulz, because that's funny.
  • Being a witch, the Puella Magi view her as a major threat. Her reputation for being an exceptionally powerful witch does make them think carefully regarding potential attacks. On her part, she's content on simply trolling unless provoked directly.
  • Her one unchanging truth is that she despises slackers and likes hard workers. It might explain why she likes Naruto's company.
  • Due to his ability to drain magic, which as a witch she uses heavily, she fears Lord Tirek just as badly as Bernkastel does and takes care not to be anywhere near him.
  • Has given utmost praise to the Cutie Mark Crusaders for their determination to not give up, especially when they finally received their Cutie Marks. She has given them her blessing for whatever happens to them in the future and anyone who decides to go against it will certainly have to face the threat of being sucked into a black hole, no joke.


The Mediator

     Wreck-It Ralph 
Ralph, God of Punch Clock Villainy (Wreck-It Ralph, Fuck-It-Up Francis, Crush-It Chris, Destroy-It Dennis, Break-It Bernie, Crack-It Carl, Annihilation Anderson, Punch-It Paul, Bang-It Burnette, Slap-It Samantha, the Dick Smasher)
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  • Lesser God
  • Symbol: An 8-bit version of his face (alternatively, Vanellope's special cookie medal)
  • Alignment: Chaotic Good, but considers himself a Necessary Evil due to his job. When on the job, he's Neutral Evil.
  • Catch Phrase: "I'm gonna wreck it!"
  • Portfolio: Villainy as a job, not technically a villain but casted as one anyway, being a gentle and nice person who will tear stuff up if you hurt people he loves, being incredibly strong, barefoot, getting into a ton of trouble, accidentally destroying things, very durable, the one who places the plot in motion, wrecking things to solve any problem., chasing after bullies
  • Domain: Villains/Heroes, Video Games, Destruction, Protection.
  • Follower: the Turks.
  • Allies: Vanellope Von Schweetz and Fix-It Felix Jr., Jack Skellington, Donkey Kong, Brian Mills, Jade and Tohru, Axel, Shrek
  • Enemies: All gods in the Houses of Hatred (except Eren Yeager) and Villains, Ghestis Harmonia and Relius Clover,
  • Former Enemy: Mitsuzane Kureshima
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork with: Gangrel and Luna Vachon (One-sided)
  • Ascended into the Pantheon after the events of his movie. He was happy to have received such a title, but still continues to do his job as the villain despite that, as it "is his duty," and in his programming to a degree.
  • Is very protective of his friend Vanellope Von Schweetz. Woe to anyone who harms her, as this is one of the few things that will set him on a Roaring Rampage of Revenge. With the likes of Trollkaiger waiting in the wings, he has doubled his efforts to ensure that they don't get their sick hands on her.
    • That said, once he ascended, the first thing he did was ask the Gods to give Vanellope her own place so the two could always hang out. After reviewing her profile, they gave Vanellope her own place in the House of Gaming. The two met with hugs and insults.
  • Has been seen in something called "Bad-Guy Anon" with other gods like Zangief, Bowser and M. Bison to help go through his times as a villain "One game at a time".
    • The Bad-Guy Anon's Badass Creed: "I'm bad and that's good. I'll never be good and that's not bad. There's no one else I'd rather be...than me."
  • Despite being a "bad guy", the general consensus among the Grand United Alliance of Good is that he's not all that "bad" a "guy". In fact, several members have gone to Ralph to offer him a place in their army, since his mighty fists and good leanings means he's actually a bit more of a good guy. Ralph for his part though has declined most invitations, on the grounds that without guys like him, what good would the Pantheon be without someone to oppose the good guys?
    • After hours, though, he's quite happy to hang out with members of the GUAG and is actually fun to be around. It's only when he's on the job that he's 'evil'.
      • It should be noted though that despite being God of the Punch Clock Villain, Ralph actually is VERY uneasy around the members of the GUAE, as he keeps telling some of the others that they "enjoy their jobs a little too much". This earns him weird looks from the more vile members, so he actually spends quite a bit of time away from the GUAE, unless he's called upon to do a job for them. He then decided to make his own temple in the House of Ambiguity, feeling that he'd be more at ease amongst the other gods here (and also because they've been requesting a babysitter to keep an eye on the Cutie Mark Crusaders)
      • Eventually, Ralph managed to find out the cause of this, since he recalled that back home, bad guys were just 'doing their job'. Within the Pantheon, influences of other medias where bad guys are really bad have been rather dominant compared to his Arcade origins, that it has affected some of his old friends that he visited in Bad Guys Anon (such as M. Bison), some say the more nefarious non-Arcade beings in the Pantheon were behind the cause (such as Nyarlathotep, Diablo, Griffith, Johan Liebert, to name a few...). There's literally nothing Ralph could do to reverse this, but to hold the memories of how they were like in his origin world.
  • Incidentally, Ralph's main job for the villains is breaking things the Alliance of Good has created. He has been called to do combat duty a few times, but due to his dislike of actually wrecking people, he only does that job reluctantly. And in actual battles, he's been known to run around shouting, "When did being a god become so violent and scary!!!!?????"
    • When he went to the House of Ambiguity, he cut most of his ties to the GUAE. He will meet up with his Bad-Guy Anonymous pals every now and then, but other than that he's on the side of good...villainy is his job, yes, but his relationships with Felix and Vanellope come first.
  • Gained a strange friendship with Jack Skellington due to them having similar stories (tired of doing their job, wishing to do something more, then going back to their jobs with renewed vigor). Vanellope finds Mr. Skellington very interesting, although Ralph is a bit weary when it comes to Jack's curiosity getting the best of him.
  • When he's not in his temple, or on the job with Fix-It Felix Jr., he's carving massive tunnels throughout the Pantheon and helping demolishing old temples. He also relaxes at Moe's tavern every now and then. Found good drinking buddies in The Shield, who are interested in getting Gangrel off of Ralph's back....except they just can't figure out what the vampire's done.
  • Gets very uneasy at the site of The Runaway Guys, Mat and Pat and Roahm Mythril. It's not because they're video game players (he's actually amazed at their skills), but he's worried about what happens if they ever figure out the power of the Konami Code seeing as it ruined Vanellope's life in the first place.
  • Gets along well with Donkey Kong, mostly due to Ralph having some similarities with the giant ape. The two are devastating in fights whenever they start chucking barrels at evil-doers.
  • Has recently become the House of Ambiguity's mediator. His jobs include: teaming up with Jimmy Hopkins against bullies, resolving fights between the Ashleys and the Cutie Mark Crusaders, cleaning up the messes between Bulk and Skull and Sam and Max, finding jobs for the Enforcers, and talking to the Council of Three in regards to helping ascend new gods to the House. He's respected Kevin's wish to not bring his car to the House, seeing as the last time Ralph did that...the only thing that could be heard in a 50 mile radius was "MY RIDE!"
    • Has made an 'uneasy' partnership with Gangrel and Luna. When they're not vampires, the two are friendly (and friendly is being used loosely) and consider Ralph good company. Ralph has also been the one to bring Edge, Christian and both Matt and Jeff Hardy into this house whenever Gangrel thinks it's time for The Brood to get back together since it is his job to play the bad guy and all.
  • Vanellope once introduced Ralph to her friends, Jade, and Tohru. Ralph got along with them instantly, because Jade reminded him so much of Vanellope (although even he has trouble with Jade and her recklessness) and Tohru also was similar to him in the "Bad guy/Good guy" department. Jade and Vanellope have plenty of play dates while Ralph and Tohru often meditate about the differences of heroism and villainy or just spar with one another.
  • After learning about Mitsuzane's descent into madness, Ralph learned and saw Takatora Kureshima ascend. Ralph also had some words to say about how Takatora just deliberately let his brother become evil, causing more harm than good. Takatora had to concede—after all, Ralph was taller and way stronger than he was.
  • Became friends with Axel after they got along, due to their similar personalities and jobs. Axel even comes over to help Ralph babysit on occasion, though often with little success.


Alternative Title(s): Neutrality, Ambiguity Other

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