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Pantheon: Court of the Gods
The Court of the Gods

Often called The Court or The High Court, the Court of the Gods is easily one of the most intimidating buildings in the entire multiverse. A recent construction, The Court was created for one specific purpose: the trial of gods. Whether it be the stripping of a title and banishment to The Fallen or Disgraces, ascension into the Main House, or some other large movement, The Court is where that decision is made. (Publicly, anyway. The Council of Shadows probably debated and planned it weeks ago.)

The Court as a whole cares not about alignment, but about what you did. Hence, being Evil is not considered a legal offense in and of itself. The highest penalty awarded is to declare a god to be Disgraced, and banished from the main hall of the Pantheon. Other punishments range from being added to the ranks of The Fallen, to an alignment change or drop in influence, to fines and favors owed.

A trial in The High Court functions much like one would expect, except the decision passes or fails based on the majority votes from a jury composed of four peers of the defendant and one representative of each of the five Alignment Houses.

Please note that, unlike the Justice House, this is a court.

There are many gods serving in many positions in the court; among the best defense attorneys, four names come up regularly: Phoenix Wright, Matthew Murdock, Jennifer Walters, and Atticus Finch.


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Jurists of the Court of the Gods

    Eiki Shiki 
Eiki Shiki, Yamaxanadu, Highest Judge Of The Court Of Paradise
  • Overdeity
  • Symbol: A par of scales. One bowl is black, the other white.
  • Alignment: Lawful Good (but when she is on the job, she must judge as Lawful Neutral)
  • Portfolio: Judgement, Nagging, Workaholisim
  • Domains: Law, Inquisition, Death, Repose
  • Allies: Komachi Onozuka (Direct subordinate) King Yama and Koenma (Fellow Yamas)note 
  • The Yama of the Paradise land of Gensokyo, and the representative of Yamas within the Pantheon. Her job is to judge the dead to be "White" or "Black". That is, good or evil. As the Yama, she has the singular power to unerringly judge any person or deed to be "White" or "Black". Once a soul has been judged by the Yama, there can be no appeal; no tournabout. The judgement is final.
  • However, despite her professionalism when she is on the job, she spends her time off lecturing the still-living on how to correct their lives. It is her opinion that Hell exists so that no-one sins, not to punish sinners, so she does what she can to make sure as many souls as possible can be judged "White" when the time comes.
  • The authority of the Yama is absolute. Everyone, from the lowest insect to the highest of gods, are judged by the Yama when their time comes. No life is truly eternal; no person can avoid their destined appointment with the Yama.
  • Despite this, she has immense trouble keeping her own ferryman Shinigami in line.
  • While she carries the title of "Highest Judge", she only judges dead souls. Her power to see the true nature of any soul means that no prosecution of defense is necessary in her cases. Her only job is to judge a soul's nature and usher them to their final destination.
  • There have been rumors of the Yama making unjust judgements on a whim, out of jealousy. There is however no evidence of this whatsoever, and those rumors have never been confirmed.

    The Judge 
The Judge, God of Non-Violent Judgment and Chief Justice of the Court (His Honor, Udjey, the Bearded Gentleman)
  • Demigod(His verdicts however carry authority of a Greater God)
  • Symbol: A gavel.
  • Alignment: Lawful Neutral
  • Portfolio: A Justice of the Peace, a large beard, slamming his gavel, eccentric, but skilled in his field, upholding the law, adoring cute things, never using his name, Reasonable Authority Figure.
  • Domains: Law, Judgment, Truth
  • Allies: Phoenix Wright, Jack McCoy, the Cutie Mark Crusaders
  • Likely one of the biggest upsets within the House of Judgment, Johnson of the Big Five was sued by the Junkyard Dog for his blatant abuse of authority within the Pantheon. Johnson was found guilty and stripped of his powers and godhood. With no one to fill the void, the most unusal person suggested a replacement. Twilight Sparkle used a summoning spell to call on "the greatest judge in existence". This called forth the justice of the peace most familiar to Phoenix Wright.
  • Many of the cases the judge presides have been around the validity of potential gods within their domain. Whether a god should be returned to mortality or be forced to share the title with another have often come to him to decide their fate.
  • By no means a violent man himself, the judge can however be pushed to his limits, and channel all of his godhood into a single powerful strike with his mighty gavel. Any remarks from his victim in this situation is shut down with a powerful "Objection Overruled!"
  • After any trials he gives verdicts to, he will often have the accused submitted to Yamaxanadu's higher judgment for a final sentencing.
  • Many times he has been proven to be gullible and persuadable, but at the end of the day, not even the Holy Trinity can detour the Judge from trying to find the truth from even the smallest of circumstances.
  • Finds the Cutie Mark Crusaders to be the "most adorable things in the world". Has a complete soft spot for Applebloom in this regard (seeing as she was a witness for a trial he preceded over) and gave her the suggestion to be a "CUTIE MARK CRUSADER LAWYER!!!". Phoenix...didn't know how to react.

    Captain America 
Captain America, God of Justice and Appellate Judge Emeritus of the Court (Cap, Steve Rogers)

Lawful Triers of Fact

As most of the rest of the House of Law either are stationed here as Advocates or are patrons of Law Enforcement or Government (Divine or otherwise), the requirement that one of the nine members of the Tribunal be a member of the House of Law can only be met by one of these five:

    Miko Miyazaki 
Miko Miyazaki, Goddess of Lawful Stupidity

    Yuko Ichihara 
Yuko Ichihara, Goddess of The Multiverse and Equivalent Exchange (The Dimensional Witch)

    Ferik Jurgen 
Ferik Jurgen, Patron of Unsung Heroes

    Mayuri Kurotsuchi 
Mayuri Kurotsuchi, God of Unpunished Villainy (Mayuri-sama, Captain Freakshow)

    Chiri Kitsu 
Chiri Kitsu, Goddess of Order and Doing Things Properly

Pantheon Prosecution Service

    Jack Mc Coy 
Jack McCoy, God of Prosecution (The Junkyard Dog)
  • Lesser God
  • Symbol: McCoy has no Symbol, just a sound (Donk-Donk).
  • Alignment: Lawful Good
  • Portfolio: Courtroom Antics, Amoral Attorney, Courtroom Antics, Magnificent Bastards, Schiff One-Liner (learned from the namer himself).
  • Domains: Intelligence, Determination, Perception
  • There is a prophecy stating one day he will stand opposite Phoenix Wright in a courtroom. It's a little fuzzy on which of the two wins, most assume that it cannot be solved. However in preparation the Las Vegas Crime Lab and Jeffersonian Institute are aiding McCoy's efforts. For his part, Wright seems clueless, but it's hard to say.
  • Won his godly title from Manfred Von Karma, the former God of Prosecutors, in an epic struggle within the (old) Courthouse of the Gods (here in the Justice House), which ended when McCoy shot Von Karma in the shoulder despite being repeatedly tasered. Rumors say that Von Karma's daughter is currently plotting "revenge".
  • He functions as the representative of the Prosecution, Plaintiff, or the Council's puppet central authority of the Pantheon when the Court of the Gods is in session.

    Harvey Dent 
Harvey Dent, Divine District Attorney (Two-Face, Big Bad Harv)
  • Lesser God
  • Symbol: The head facing of a U.S. silver dollar with deep scratches running through it
  • Alignment: Lawful Good / Lawful Evil
  • Portfolio: Insanity Defense, Joker Jury, Justice by Other Legal Means
  • Domains: Evil and/or Good, Law, Luck
  • After dying for his own sins, Harvey Dent was rewarded for his unyielding commitment to the proper administration of law with ascension to the divine court. Nominally a servant of councilor McCoy, Dent only serves in that role half the time. However, whereas McCoy is more prone to using The Perry Mason Method and the Chewbacca Defense, Dent is more traditional in using Plan B and other courtroom trickery.
  • Half the time, Dent serves as the Divine District Attorney, appointed by the God of Prosecution and serving at his pleasure. The other half, he serves on the defense, a scarred alter ego defending costumed madmen.

    Ichigo Momomiya 
Ichigo Momomiya, Goddess of Catgirls (Mew Ichigo, Momomiya-san)

    The Protectors Of The Plot Continuum 
The Protectors of the Plot Continuum, Organization of Mary Sue Hunters
  • The organization as a whole are Overdeities and it's necessary in order to keep Sues under control
  • Symbol: The PPC logo.
  • Alignment: Lawful Good
  • Portfolio: Mary Sue Hunters, Running The Risk Of He Who Fights Monsters, Fixing Badfics.
  • Domains: Hunting, Creativity, Canon Protection and Restoration.
  • Allies: Most of the Pantheon, but especially Ichigo Momomiya, Harrry Potter and Percy Jackson.
  • Followers: The Anti-Cliché and Mary-Sue Elimination Society.
  • Enemies: Many of the Disgraces, Mary Sues in general.
  • The PPC is a strong organization of multiple Agents, tasked with the capture and extermination of Mary Sues. Their work over the years granted them a position in the Pantheon. Two Agents are regularly tasked to guard the gates of the Disgraces to watch for any escaping Sues.
    • Every agent packs a Mary Sue Litmus Device, which detects whether or not the person is a Sue note note note note note note note .
  • Took the position from Edfred, who had a good track record in capturing Ronan Beelzub. In exchange, they've hired him as an agent. Ichigo Momomiya has also joined the organization after being saved from Berii's control and having her demoted to the Disgraces.
  • The PPC has earned the ire of Jenna Silverblade for kidnapping and recruiting her son Link Jr.
  • Their act of saving Ichigo Momomiya from Berii Shirayuki's and demoting Berii to the Disgraces made the organization ascend further into the Court of the Gods to keep an eye out for Sues.
    • Recently, they recruited Fire-Forged Friends Harry Potter and Percy Jackson after kicking the butts of both Edward Cullen and Bella Swan.
  • Their most heroic act and what earned them recognition and acclaim from the Court was when they caught Edward Cullen and Bella Swan, respectively King and Queen of Mary Suetopia, traipsing about Purgatory and brought them for trial at the Court. They presented them evidence that deemed them more than worthy of being put back to the Disgraces, which were which were loads of Unfortunate Implications, the two hitting almost every Mary Sue trope, and having a fanbase that is more than willing to murder anyone who dislikes or even criticizes Twilight. The powers that be agreed with them and voted in force to return them to the Disgraces.
  • Their role in the Court is as pursuers of alleged Sues. In essence: They investigate potential Sues, and Ichigo prosecutes them with the help of the Senior Attorneys. donk-donk

Hallowed Defense Practitioners

    Phoenix Wright 
Phoenix Wright, God of Objections (Nick, Trite)
  • Lesser God
  • Symbol: Pointing Finger, an Attorney's Badge
  • Alignment: Lawful Good
  • Portfolio: Bunny Ears Lawyers, Those Too Dumb to Live, Dogged Nice Guys, Perry Mason Methods, Courtroom Antics, Finger Pointing, Magnificent Bastards
  • Domains: Intelligence, Determination, Perception, Law
  • His mortal successor, Apollo Justice, helped him ascend to Godhood.
  • Two of his colleagues and fellow extremely quirky defense attorneys, the blind Matthew Murdock and the medium-aware gamma powered Jennifer Walters, share his firm. They've been around for quite a bit longer than he has, and are quite skilled, but also constantly run out on "missions" and after suspects, while Phoenix is always available for nearly any court date.
  • Defends the accused, often able to find the true culprit. Occasionally requests Jean Valjean's advice to determine who is truly innocent.
  • Phoenix Wright is usually the representative of the Defense when the Court of the Gods is in session. On occasions, one of his colleagues fills in for him.
  • Despite his Lawful Good alignment, it has been noticed that valuable evidence from crime scenes has a tendency to 'mysteriously' enter his pockets. In his defense, he needs the advantage in court given that all judges everywhere seem to have something against him personally.
  • After a few years away from the mortal courts, he has recently returned with his mortal successor Apollo and a new lawyer named Athena Cykes as his apprentices. Time will tell if they prove themselves worthy of ascending like their mentor.

    Daredevil 
Daredevil, God Of Heroes with Disability Superpowers (The Devil of Hell's Kitchen, Matt Murdock, Hornhead)
  • Lesser God
  • Symbol: Two red Ds
  • Allignment: Lawful Good
  • Portfolio: Disability Superpowers, Badass Normals, Blessed with Suck, Doomed Love Interests
  • Domains: Law, Protection
  • Matt has a fair amount of dignity and restraint, but he can still get carried away during an exciting case. While Wright takes quirky cases, Walters takes cases where she sometimes has to beat up her client, and Finch takes serious, outwardly boring cases, Matt can cover all three. He does have a dual identity, but at least half of the gods know that this blind lawyer also dresses in tight red and beats up evildoers.
  • Due to fairly similar last names, he and Jeff Murdoch have been confused. Being a sensible man, Matt tries to take care of it by explaining, but Jeff's flailing and red face tend to balance that out.
  • He's good friends with Spider-Man. Several times various gods have tried to introduce him to Toph Bei Fong, but they keep missing each other somehow.
  • Member of the Blind Trinity: Those who are blinded.

    Jennifer Walters 
Jennifer Walters, Goddess of the Emergency Transformation (She-Hulk, Jen, Shulkie)

    Atticus Finch 
Atticus Finch, Paragon of Lawful Good
  • Lesser God
  • Symbol: A pair of spectacles, one lens much thicker than the other
  • Alignment: The Lawful Good that all other Lawful Good gods are measured by.
  • Portfolio: Retired Awesomeness, Awesome Lover of Literature, Awesomeness In Age, Appealing To Emotion, Dropping The Right Anvil At The Right Time
  • Domains: Good, Law, Respect
  • The oldest prominent lawyer in the Pantheon, Atticus Finch represents the moral ideal of both a lawyer and a human being: he is brutally honest, highly moral, a tireless crusader for good causes (even hopeless ones), and a virtual pacifist. He has the most dignity of any god in the courtroom, and other gods respond by settling down a bit while in his presence. Unlike other lawyer gods, he doesn't see the courtroom as a battle between himself and the prosecution, and has never so much as raised his voice. "Never ask a witness a question whose answer you don't know," he's said before.
  • His two children run about and cause minor mischief in the rest of the Pantheon, but most gods are rather reluctant to do much about it other than tell Atticus and let him decide what to do. It's hard to say why they do this; even as a god, he is just a detached, quiet middle-aged man who happens to be a good but reluctant shot. It might have something to do with half of the Good or Lawful gods looking up to him, it might be because his kids sometimes play with Adam Young and Haruhi Suzumiya.

    Jean-Luc Picard 
Jean-Luc Picard, God of Exasperation
  • Lesser God
  • Symbol: The Starfleet Symbol
  • Alignment: Lawful Good
  • Portfolio: Face Palms, Bald of Awesome, Captains, Cool Ships, Prime Directives, Patrick Stewart Speech
  • Domains: Suffering, Law, Good
  • Allies: Kyon.
  • Followers: Everyone at one point or another.
  • Whenever something stupid happens, Picard is usually on the bridge of the Enterprise, available for a hand-to-forehead shot.
  • Earned a space in the Court of the Gods for the profound legal career he's had between facepalms: saved Data from slavery, served as Arbiter of Succession for the Klingon Empire, and successfully stood on trial for all humanity.

Other Court Officers

    Gabranth 
Gabranth, God of Violent Judgement (The EXecutioner, The Judge Magister, Noah fon Ronsenberg)


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