Pantheon / Heroes

Here lies the House of Heroes, who fight against destruction. These Gods' goals are peace and harmony, to restore order. Beware that some are less than noble in pursuit of this goal. This house was founded when several of the heroes such as Superman and Spider-Man decided they wanted a place to rest instead of the perpetual war in the house of heroes and villains. While many of the elder gods were uneasy at the thought of another hero/villain house split after the first experiment, the case eventually went all the way to the court of the gods, where a very tired and irritated Johnson ordered the house split up because, "All that noise makes sleeping very difficult for the rest of us! I tolerate the house of beasts out of necessity, but split the others up for now. Let them scheme in their own houses." Jean Luc-Picard facepalmed at this utterly arbitrary decision, but as Jack McCoy was leading the case, tired of having the lawless look over his notes, the decision passed with surprisingly little argument. The only dissenter was Harvey Dent, but after flipping a coin, he ultimately decided for it too, though it did create the awkward situation of him needing to drag himself between houses depending on his coin flip on who he was going to visit on off time.

Most of the resident Heroes are just glad to finally rest without needing to take watches to prevent their throats from being slit by the Villains. However, their only exception is a form of Enemy Mine when it comes to fighting The Anti-Monitor.



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The Paragon Quartet of Hope

    Cosmos 
Cosmos, Goddess of Good and Leader of the Grand United Alliance of Good (Goddess of Harmony)
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    Clark Kent/Kal-El/Superman 
Clark Kent, God of Ideal Heroes (Superman, Superboy I, Nightwing, Kal-El, Jordon Elliot, Supe, Smallville, The Man of Tomorrow, The Last Son of Krypton, The Man of Steel, The Big Blue Boyscout, Earth's Adopted Son, The Blur, Clark White)
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    Commander Shepard 
Commander Shepard, Deity of Gathering Unusual Parties (The Butcher of Torfannote , Shepard-Commander, Skipper, Loco/Lola, Solomon/Allison Gunn, Hero of the Citadel, Conqueror of the Collectors, and Savior of the Galaxy, The Shepard)
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    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)
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    Mr. Satan 
Mr. Satan, God of Fake Ultimate Heroes (Hercule, Hercule Satan, Mark, The World Champion, The World Martial Arts Champion)
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  • Theme Song: Hercule’s Orchestra
  • Demigod (Greater God as Super Mr. Satan or when empowered by dark magic)
  • Alignment: Lawful Good, Chaotic Evil when empowered by dark magic
  • Symbol: His gold World Champion belt and white cape
  • Portfolio: Action Survivor, Arbitrary Skepticism, Awesome Mc Coolname, Badass Mustache, Becoming the Mask, Boisterous Bruiser, Born in the Wrong Century, Butt-Monkey, The Chew Toy, Cowardly Lion, Good Parent, Doting Parent, FAKE. ULTIMATE. HERO, Friend to All Children, Jerk with a Heart of Gold, Joke Character, Large Ham, Overprotective Dad, Popularity Power, Porn Stache, The So-Called Coward, Wouldn't Hurt a Child
  • Domains: Courage, Luck, Determination, Loyalty, Strength, Martial Arts, Protection.
  • Followers: Don Kanonji, Sena Kobayakawa
  • Allies: Fat Majin Buu, Son Goku (his brother-in-law), Son Gohan (his son-in-law), Krillin, Hulk Hogan, Piccolo, Vegeta, Black☆Star, Android 16, Asura, Edward Newgate, Captain Gordon, Zapp Brannigan, Axel, Captain Qwark, Johnny Cage
  • Rivals: Anyone who presents a threat to his title as World Martial Arts Champion
  • Enemies: Anyone who presents a threat to his fans, family and friends or status, Cell, the other Majin Buu
  • Actually Pretty Funny to: Rin Okumura
  • Fears: Androids 17 and 18
  • During the time Son Goku and the Z-Warriors' adventures had taken them off to an alien planet, the 24th World Martial Arts Tournament took place on Earth. A man named Mr. Satan stepped in and combined incredible fighting prowess and charismatic showmanship to win the tournament. Unlike Goku and his strongest foes, however, Mr. Satan and his competition at the time had no ki-based powers or techniques at their disposal.
  • Essentially a big fish in a small martial arts pond, Mr. Satan quickly became a figure of embarrassment to those who know better once they met him at the Cell Games. However, he's actually pretty cunning when it comes to maintaining his image among the unwashed masses, not to mention capitalizing on occasional bouts of fortune. After being eliminated effortlessly by Cell, he cleverly played up excuses about trick explosives and stomachaches to justify the loss in the eyes of his adoring fans, and even took advantage of TV equipment short-circuits and power-induced sandstorms that clouded the view of the battle in order to claim to the public that he returned to action and took down Cell himself, becoming known as the world's hero in the process.
  • Despite being a greedy, lying, skirt-chasing coward and opportunist falling far short of heroic fearlessness, he is still a fundamentally decent, sensitive and kind-hearted human being who wants to make the world a better place and will step up and show moments of tremendous heart and courage when his family, friends, and followers are threatened by evil. His willingness to do good in spite of his cowardice and incompetence against superpowered enemies is enough to earn Piccolo's respect and approval as the "True Champion of the World", effectively declaring him the bravest of all the Z-Warriors. It also caused the heroic members of the Court of the Gods to decide not only to appoint him into the Pantheon, but to declare the Fake Ultimate Hero a worthy substitute as a Paragon of Hope.
    • To wit, his critics-turned-friends first saw these qualities when he risked his life to get Android 16's severed head near Gohan, which led to Gohan's transformation to Super Saiyan 2, AKA Goku's trump card to beat Cell, finally being triggered. Later, he embarked on a brave plan to blow up Fat Majin Buu while pretending to be his friend, but ended up convincing him to stop killing and destroying things instead and then befriending him for real. This led to the goodness implanted in Buu through the Grand Supreme Kai and the pure spirit of destruction that was Buu in the beginning becoming separated into two forces, and he and the good Buu wound up playing a major role in evil Kid Buu's defeat on the Sacred World of the Kai. Prominently, he has saved the lives of his pet dog Bee, Vegeta, and even Majin Buu.
  • While his Earth's fans are the only ones in his world to whom he's not Overshadowed by Awesome, there's a handful of normal deities in the Pantheon who genuinely recognize and respect his skills. Among normal combatants, as in those without superpowers, magic, ki skills, high-tech enhancements, supersuits, or anything of the sort, he is considered an incredible fighter. He legitimately won his first World Martial Arts Tournament, and defeated every non-powered opponent he faced in all the World Tournaments he appeared in since then. Even dangerously armed criminals are no match for him if they or their weapons aren't somehow enhanced. Again, that's how he became the champion of the world while Goku and the rest of the Z-Warriors were out.
  • Mr. Satan was once a young aspiring fighter named Mark before he started attending the fighting dojo Satan Castle. (In kana, that would be maaku, which is an anagram of akuma, which is, you guessed it, is Japanese for "devil".) He quickly rose up the ranks via considerable fighting skill and a fair amount of good luck (i.e. his main rival getting food poisoning), soon becoming the dojo's strongest fighter and earning its title as his public name.
  • Sometimes he will perform or compete under the alternate name Hercule, a nickname people had started calling him at the dojo before his Mr. Satan title was confirmed. This is to avoid any confusion with the Abrahamic Devil when performing for more PG or anti-Son of Dawn audiences, and deities who have trouble with some version of Satan/Lucifer (such as Rin Okumura, who otherwise finds him entertaining) tend to primarily refer to him as Hercule. However, some pockets of these audiences understand the history on both ends and thus accept both professional names, calling him Hercule Satan.
  • In a multiverse where death itself is treated as an inconvenience, Mr. Satan stands out as having Plot Armor so thick he could probably survive getting hit by a nuke through some improbable circumstance. You would think that getting fly-swatted by Cell and attempting to murder Buu via video games would get him killed. And you would be wrong. Prior to meeting Beerus and Whis and getting closer acquainted with the Dragon World's gods, Mr. Satan, Fortuneteller Baba, and East Supreme Kai have the rare distinction of being the only prominent figures in Goku's world-saving adventures to never die.
  • His head has occasionally appeared as though it was too big for his body. This depends on the moment and what type of condition he's in.
  • He is frequently credited as stronger than any other professional fighter on his Earth, although this usually does not bother any of its actual superhuman heroes, who prefer staying out of the spotlight and living simple to having their world-saving ventures be recognized. However, a few characters are not above blackmailing him about the secret, and after he becomes friends with the Z-Warriors he himself will go out of his way to treat them to money and feasts as his own way of personally thanking them for all they've done.
  • At the age of 57, Mr. Satan retired from the world of martial arts. His official reason for retiring is to give the next generation a chance. However, the truth is that it became impossible for him to continue rigging the tournament without his partner Majin Buu.
  • Mr. Satan ended up being very active as a movie star. Appearing in all sorts of films, he played the role of various types of characters in everything from romance films to action flicks.
    • The film "Satan Legend" starring Mr. Satan was released, which, while it did not do well at the box office, it nevertheless, gained a cult-like popularity among different parts of the world for the special effects which were used to emulate Goku and his friends' techniques in order to fight against the movie's antagonists.
  • Mr. Satan is an incredibly sensitive soul who was able to shed tears for a demon who wiped out the human race, and on top of that had faith that Buu could become a better person. As seen above, that faith was justified.
  • When Trunks won the junior tournament and got an exhibition match against Mr. Satan, Hercule gave him a free shot. He purposely let himself get punched clear out of the ring, as he intended to throw the fight from the start and even tells his assistant that he wouldn't fight a child.
    • Along with not hurting Kid Trunks in their battle, he also comforts some of the losing children of the kids tournament when they start to get upset.
    • Taken into consideration how well he treats his family and children in general, despite of how arrogant and chauvinistic he may be, Mr. Satan is very well received and welcomed by every good God in the Pantheon house for Relatives and Family, specifically Piccolo and Edward Newgate.
    • Even Asura is on good terms with him, but is annoyed with the fact that Mr. Satan declines every invitation Asura gives him for a friendly battle, after hearing how strong he supposedly is.
  • Even without powers like Goku and his friends, he's helped save the universe twice during the Majin Buu saga. Aside from convincing Buu that killing was wrong, he also used his popularity to help collect the energy of Earth's inhabitants for the Spirit Bomb.
  • After finding similarities in their jobs and personalities, Mr. Satan and Axel have become friends. Black☆Star also enjoys hamming it up with him about being the strongest or the greatest, sometimes good-naturedly against one another but other times both pretending Black☆Star is Hercule's strongest pupil.
  • Hercule had a run-in with Dan Hibiki one time in France, and they engaged in battle for one minute. Hercule won that fight, though he did get KO'd later by Dan's falling body. They eventually had a rematch in an official Death Battle where Hercule won again. That said, he did apologize for accidentally making Dan explode from swallowing a jukeboxafter he changed pants. This show of ability "corrected" his power level from Quasideity to Demigod.
  • The incredulity of his tall tales in the Dragon World has ascended to the point he's claiming he defeated "the Fearsome Beebus" and became a Physical God whose power lies well beyond that of a God of Destruction. Aghanim's Scepter is capable of making that a reality for 30 seconds at a time, but he has yet to test this new power out against Beerus or someone similar to see how strong he really is.
  • Ever since the events of Dragonball Xenoverse, he's not allowed anywhere near any evil deities that can use dark magic or any dark magic artifacts. Long story short, time travel and demons were involved somehow, Goku and Cell were fighting, yaddi yaddi ya… Basically, the last time he got involved with black magic stuff…things got weird.


Alternative Title(s): Heroes Overdeities And Greater Gods, Heroes Intermediate Gods, Heroes Lesser Gods, Heroes Demigods And Quasideities

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