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 or outright banishment from the Pantheon into the Phantom Zone, ascension into the Main House, or some other large movement, The Court is where that decision is made.note 

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 banished into the Phantom Zone. Other punishments range from being added 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 elder Alignment Alliances.note 

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, Enforcer of Black-and-White Judgement
  • 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 
  • Enemies: YHVH
  • 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.

    Steve Rogers/Captain America 
Steve Rogers, God of Pride for One's Nation and Head of Defense (Captain America, The Captain, Cap, Capsicle, Weapon I, Commander Steve Rogers, The Sentinel of Liberty)

Manager of the Divine Ranks

A new position established by the Holy Trinity, the Gods who manage the Divine Ranks of deities. They are responsible for adjusting the ranks of Gods in the Pantheon if it is determined they are either to attain a higher rank, or descend to a lower rank.

Uraltugo Noi Nueph, Manager of Divine Ranks (Ugo)
  • Rank: Overdeity (has power over the ranking system)
  • Symbol: Rukh
  • Alignment: Lawful Good
  • Portfolio: Divine Ranks, The Archmage, Beware the Nice Ones, Imagination-Based Superpower, Older Than They Look, Paralyzing Fear of Sexuality, Top God
  • Domains: The Divine Ranks, Magic
  • Allies: Aladdin the Magi, Eru Iluvatar, Aladdin the Thief, The Genie, Madoka Kaname
  • Enemies: Ren Gyokuen, Melkor, Jafar, Zamasu
  • Respects: The Truth
  • The Holy Trinity appointed Ugo to the newly-created position of "Manage of Divine Ranks" after learning he was able to exchange the hierarchy of Gods in his own Universe, and decided he was a perfect fit for regulating the ranks of entities in the Pantheon. Ugo very happily agreed with the decision, because now he had a whole range of new people he could make friends with. He is currently employed in the Court of the Gods.
    • Extra care has been taken by the Holy Trinity to ensure that Ugo's knowledge of how to switch places in the divine hierarchy does not spread to other Gods, for fear that evil-aligned Gods may use it to give themselves more power in the Pantheon, as David was able to accomplish in Ugo's world. However, Tzeentch may already know...
  • Ugo has garnered the ire of a number of evil deities, both because Ugo was able to do what so many of them failed to do (usurp their Universes's gods and become Gods themselves), and because of the apparent hypocrisy in Ugo's treatment compared to them. It is believed that Ren Gyokuen/Arba was the one who first started the complaints.
  • Ugo holds great respect for The Truth as a guardian of the Gate of Truth, and the purveyor of justice and karma. The Truth may have had a guiding hand in David and Sinbad usurping the Sacred Palace from Ugo, but the implication is that David is the one The Truth wants punished. Truth may be the only other being outside of the Holy Trinity with whom Ugo's knowledge was shared.
  • Ugo was also very happy and surprised to meet Aladdin in the Pantheon, and the two frequently talk about the other characters and worlds as Aladdin shows Ugo around the Pantheon. Aladdin is also helping Ugo readjust to being outside of the Sacred Palace, since being in there for 1x10^51 years made him a little insane, and making sure that no evil deities try to trick him into doing something by projecting an illusion of Solomon. Aizen Sousuke in particular is high on the list of people to keep Ugo away from.
  • Unlike Aladdin, Ugo is completely frightened of well-developed female physiques, much to the humor of some Goddesses, but also makes many wonder where on earth Aladdin got it from, since Ugo was the one who raised Aladdin.
  • Ugo's expertise in magic is considered to be unparalleled in his home Universe, enough so that it was his mastery of magic that created the Djinn, the Universe in which Aladdin and his friends currently live in, and the source of his ability to re-order the divine hierarchy.
    • He heard about the plight of Madoka Kaname shortly after arriving in the Pantheon, and he has promised to help Madoka in any way he can.
  • Zamasu was...not happy to hear of Ugo's exploits after the latter ascended to the Pantheon, and immediately went on a rampage against Ugo to destroy the "NINGEN!!!". Ugo quickly over-powered Zamasu and put him in a fish-tank, and was only released on instruction of the Main House after he had calmed down.

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, Magnificent Bastard, 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.
  • Followers: The Anti-Cliché and Mary-Sue Elimination Society.
  • Enemies: 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.
    • 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 .
  • 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

    Atticus Finch 
Atticus Finch, Paragon of the 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
  • 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.

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

    Matt Murdock/Daredevil 
Matt Murdock, God of Disability Superpowers (Daredevil, The Devil of Hell's Kitchen, 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.

    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.

Other Court Officers

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