main index




Topical Tropes

Other Categories

TV Tropes Org
Pantheon: Crime
The House of Crime is the seedy criminal underworld of the pantheon. Home to many brothels, speak-easys, drug cartels, etc. This is a realm where back stabbing and violent confrontation is the norm. The gods in this house represent the king-pins of sorts. This house is in many ways the natural opposite of the House Of Justice. The house itself is often divided into many dens, as a way for the many thieves and the like to keep their loot separate from everyone else's. There's even a highly elaborate set of booby traps to try and keep other thieves out (not that this stops any of them)

It should be noted that those in the house are not evil in general. There have been some figures which is actually Good natured, while in the same time, there are also nasty Evil figures within the House of Justice. As they say, Dark Is Not Evil. That said, it's a rather dangerous house to visit, as each of its natural residents are quickly out to take anything you have, even the shirt off your back. (not all of them of course, but by the time they're all done with you, they'll take even that.)

Due to his flagrant arrogance and exploitation of this House, Prince Charmles is forever barred from visiting this house between WAAAAAAAAAGHs. And by that, we mean "he will be dismembered and have his head stuck on a pike if he ever sets foot in here again", and even the good deities will not hesitate on this.

Due to the Main House's new announcement for organization throughout the Pantheon, they asked that James Moriarty, Carmen Sandiego and Jack Sparrow to become the new guards of the House. They call themselves the "Criminal Triad".

    open/close all folders 

The Criminal Triad

The Three Guards of the House of Crime

    Carmen Sandiego 
Carmen Sandiego, Goddess of Impossible, Improbable, and Charming Thievery
  • Intermediate Goddess
  • Symbol: A red trench coat and fedora
  • Alignment: Chaotic Neutral
  • Portfolio: Classy Cat Burglars, Ever-Elusive Villains, Punny Named Mooks, Easily Escaping From Jail, Friendly Rivalry, Puzzles, The Color Red, Stealing Everything Not Nailed Down (Including the Nails)
  • Domains: City, Craft, Knowledge, Liberation, Trickery
  • Followers: Haley Starshine, Mouse, Garrett, Thief, Sam Starfall, Roxy Lalonde
  • Allies: Catwoman and the Black Cat, Jack Sparrow, Waldo, Daiki Kaitou, Lupin The 3rd, Fujiko Mine
  • Was originally a Lesser Goddess, but managed to steal the "Intermediate Goddess" title from Robin Hood when he was away from Sherwood Forest (and She stole that, too...She's just that good). She occasionally teams up with him on the more intriguing heists. Rumor has it that when he found out the forest was gone she let him figure out how to get it back, and then stole his grudge. He still remembers what she did, and thinks he should be angry about it. But he can't.
  • On her off days, she will sail the lowest floor with Captain Jack and steal the appeal of pieces of merchandise while talking about the time she stole the smile from the Smiling Enlightened, leaving the face of the goddess perfectly mobile but without the ability to smile.
  • One night she broke into Looten Plunder's tower, stealing the abilities to keep her out and alert security of his locks and electronics systems, stealing the sound of her footsteps, stealing Plunder's ability to be awakened by soft noise. She did not then take everything that wasn't nailed down and then swipe Gordon Freeman's crowbar to pry up more, she did not take the floorboards and windows and doors and wallpaper, she did not take his stocks and his bed and his clothing. No. She stole the value of all these things; they looked and worked the same and yet their value was entirely gone. Plunder replaced it all in under three days, but he has not forgotten, and she has not stolen the sting of this insult.
  • The only thief to successfully steal the Treasures of the Gods. She didn't just take the treasures, no. She didn't even take the entire complex; it was still there, doors and items and all. No, she took the powers of the items themselves, leaving them looking the same but utterly inert. She put it back after Insert Name Here tracked her down by the clues she left, but only a handful of gods know why or how she did it.
  • Has a soft spot for people less competent than herself. Since she's Carmen Sandiego, this is a long list. The only forbidden place she cannot reach is the Main House, although she can and has stolen the entrance.
  • Her power is alarming in its scope. Considering that she can not only steal languages and landmarks and stars, but also gods, time periods, and abstract concepts, many have wondered why she is not an Overdeity. She claims that she steals and leaves clues just to prove that she can. While she is friendly with gods of Good and Evil alignments, she truly owes allegiance only to herself.
  • Has a friendly rivalry going with Lupin The 3rd, who thinks she's hot as hell and a great thief to boot. Sandiego thinks Lupin's a fun companion, and a great ally in bigger heists that could theoretically be too much for her.
    • When Fujiko Mine ascended, there were rumors that the two would get into an escalating war of who could steal the most stuff and how audacious they could be. Instead, the two get along quite well and team up together to pull off amazing heists.
  • It's generally agreed that if something exists, Carmen Sandiego can steal it. If it doesn't, she can steal its lack of reality just so she can steal it.
  • Was recently caught up in an impressive paradox with Candle Jack, in an incident where she was attempting to steal something, accidentally said his name, and when he appeared she tried to steal his powers to appear wherever her name was said. This resulted in a near-infinite portal jump sequence that took them to every location in time and space in an instant...the Denizens of the House of Time and Space are still working out what exactly happened.
  • Was once invited to sit in at Bad-Guy Anon meeting, being a popular and well-known video game villain. Wreck-It Ralph especially agreed with her stance that while she is a villain, her role isn't to be evil but to pose a challenge because without bad guys there wouldn't be a game. And she loves it when agents play her game.

    Jack Sparrow 
Jack Sparrow, God of Piracy (Captain Jack Sparrow)

    James Moriarty 
Professor James Moriarty, God of Criminal Masterminds (The Napoleon of Crime, Jim)
  • Demigod (May actually be a Greater God who is concealing his power)
  • Symbols: A most curious absence of any identifying symbols. Occasionally, it's a copy of The Dynamics of an Asteroid.
  • Alignment: Lawful Evil
  • Portfolio: Evil Counterpart, Deductive Reasoning, Consulting Criminal, Forehead of Doom, Breakout Villain
  • Domain: Crime, Knowledge, Secrets, Persecution
  • Allies: An untold number of villains and underlings owe a debt of gratitude to Moriarty's machinations, but he'd never let you trace them back to him.
  • Followers: See Allies.
  • Enemies: Sherlock Holmes, Sam Vimes, Hercule Poirot, and other crime-solvers
  • Moriarty's inclusion in the pantheon does not mark his acension, but rather the moment it became apparent that he'd been here all along, orchestrating crimes through a multitude of agents.
  • As the evil counterpart to Sherlock Holmes, Moriarty uses the same brilliantly logical mind to orchestrate crimes as the detective does to solve them, and shares his arch-enemy's devoted interest in the works of the House of Justice.
  • Has an aversion to waterfalls.
  • Also holds a seat in the House of Mentalism, but prefers staying here to be closer to his element and contacts.
  • Has been spotted playing high-stakes speed chess with Lelouch vi Britannia on a few occasions.
  • Speculation abounds on exactly what it is that Dynamics of an Asteroid is about.
  • Professor Ratigan prides himself in being Moriarty's mouse equivalent, and one of his more devoted followers.

Chosokabe Motochika resigned the title of Kleptomaniac Heroes, and anybody who wants to take his place is welcome.

Rumors have it that Wilson Fisk, archenemy of Daredevil and Spider-Man is plotting to assume the position of supreme deity of all criminal actives within this hose with the backing of Melkor in the near future...

CraftPantheon/Trope PantheonsEmotion

TV Tropes by TV Tropes Foundation, LLC is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available from
Privacy Policy