Life and Death
Many first-time visitors to this House expect it to be a lot more forboding than it actually is. In fact, it is quite comfortable and homey, since the vast majority of its occupants don't go in for the sort of pretentious nonsense favored by some other Houses. It's also partly due to the fact that this is where mortal souls enter the Pantheon after death, and where they leave it upon being reborn. (Certain gods pass through here frequently as well.) Most of the gods of Life and Death believe in making the transition pleasant. Generally, if something is comfortable and puts people at ease, there's at least one example of it in this House. There's also people who aren't comfortable unless death isn't comfortable (hey, don't expect me to explain human psychology) so there's some of that allowed too.
The House of Life and Death is also notable in that none of its resident gods directly oppose one another. Even Ryuk and Ichigo's relationship is characterized more by rivalry than by true antagonism. Some believe that this is because the deities of this House are united in their allegiance to Death. Others suggest that it is because they recognize that their shared duties are more important than personal conflicts. Still others suspect that it's simply because Head Death punishes infighting with embarrassing demotions. Which explanation a given deity believes is generally a good measure of where they fall on the Sliding Scale of Idealism Versus Cynicism.
Due to one Artix von Krieger's obsession to smite the undead, the Gods have had to ban the Paladin from entering the House until he could control his urges. The only other way to stop him is through the use of the color pink but no self-serving god of Death would go that far.
Death of the Endless
Allies: The Unconquered Sun, Luna, the other Maidens
Followers: The Sidereal Exalted, especially the Chosen of Endings
Most of the deities of this house concern themselves with guiding the dead to their proper destination, the cycle of souls, and the balance between the living world and the afterlife. Saturn and her followers, on the other hand, have the task of arranging the logistics of who dies when and how. The Maiden of Endings ensures that all things end at the proper time and place, and it is largely due to her efforts the the gods of Life and Death aren't hopelessly overworked, as more mortals die or are resurrected at once in disparate locations and under bizarre circumstances than can possibly be attended to in a timely fashion.
Mark Meltzer betrayed his fellow Big Daddies in exchange for Diabolus sparing his daughter Cindy. As a result the poor man is now a bound servant to the Dark Curtain and can never see his daughter again.
After witnessing a friendly sparring match between Phoenix Ikki and Alucard (ended in a draw, both fighters claiming it was fun. Event was also known as the Big Bang) Jean has become completely paranoid that one of them will take the position away from her. In fear, she has barricaded herself inside her temple and hasn't been seen since. This prevented her from doing her godly duties. The council of greater gods is reviewing the situation.
Was described to be unstable before with frequent mood (and lover) swings. Some say it was her time of the month, others that she's schizo.
Gone missing recently. Alucard is the main suspect.
Alucard could not be reached for a comment. His assistant informed us that her master is "enjoying a restful night with a warm drink".
The Marvel Gods concluded that Jean must be in one of those "cycles" that comes as part of her being merged with the Phoenix Force cosmic entity. The phoenix force perpetually recreates itself, granting great power to its users while also scouring planets so that new life may arise.
HOWEVER, during a recent confrontation over whether the force could be used for good, Scarlet Witch and Hope Summers dispersed the Force with Chaos Magic, causing it to disappear from all known locations within the present pantheon. With this occurrence, Johnson declared that Jean Grey, being trapped within the force, was In Practice physically incapable of being the Goddess of Life & Rebirth. Therefore he gave Ikki a more permanent title of God Regent. Unfortunately, Phoenix Wright was defending that day, and using the Comic Book defense (nobody stays dead in comics), kept Jean a position as Goddess in exile, but who could return to reclaim the title whenever they're ready to use her character again.
Ascended on the behest of the former God of Assassins, his ancestor Altair. Due to his much more varied resume, he was given the rank of Greater God as opposed to Altair's original Lesser God status. The former deity is pleased, and will continue to give guidance to his successor.
Recently, Altair had revealed that apparently, all of his contracts following Ezio's mortal death were actually given to Ezio himself. Now, the sole surviving Auditore continues to bring upon death to the rest of the universe.
Was sent to the the 1700s, more than a century after his mortal death, by a Piece of Edge during his travels in Spain. There, he encountered the Azure Knight, Nightmare, posing as the local Graf Dumas in order to take of the world and drown it in Soul Edge's influence. Ezio's defeat of Nightmare and Soul Edge returned him to his proper time period, however, Nightmare has sworn revenge and was not particularly pleased upon learning of Ezio's ascension.
Was recently made, by Death of The Endless, one of her personal reapers.
Monitors the growth of the Assassin's Order, with his descendants/prophets, Connor Kenway of the American Revolution and his grandfather from the Golden Age of Piracy, Edward Kenway.
Lenneth Valkyrie, Goddess of Creation (The Lord of Creation, Chooser of the Slain)
The Nameless One, God of Immortality and Torment (Lost One, Immortal One, Incarnation's End, Man Of A Thousand Deaths, The One Doomed To Life, Restless One, One Of Many, The One Whom Life Holds Prisoner, The Bringer Of Shadows, The Wounded One, Misery-Bringer, Nalar, Yemeth)
Domains: Death, Domination, Life, Mentalism, Suffering, Time
The Nameless One's true nature and his ascension to the pantheon are a mystery lost to all, himself included — his lack of a true name makes his very nature an enigma even to other gods (except possibly Death, but she isn't telling). Rumours that he possesses a Shadow Archetype known as 'The Transcendent One, god of Mortality' abound but have never been confirmed. In any case, he boasts a staggering array of skills, knowledge, and powers, enough to count as a god of almost any other pantheon, if he cared to.
Black Jack is capable of operating anytime, anywhere, on anything, and under any conditions, period. Every character who has miraculously escaped death did so because Black Jack's intervention. He is to life what Ezio is to death.
He has the power to grant those he deems worthy the Healing Touch. All Caduceus facilities have shrines to him.
Just like Black Jack, The Medic does not have a medical license to practice medicine. UNLIKE Black Jack, there's a VERY good reason for this fact.
It's true that no god in the Pantheon can deny that The Medic is the fastest healer there is, being able to heal someone to fighting strength in mere seconds. However, it's also true that every god bar his good friend Heavy would rather be healed by ANYONE ELSE before The Medic, and only resort to him when there's no alternatives left.
Notable for being a medic while having no interest in healing anyone. It's just more convenient for his test subjects to not die on him while he experiments.
He is the only one who knows the Pyro's true gender. He just doesn't bother telling anyone.
Loves his followers like a father. In a twisted and cosmic sort of way, can technically grant eternal life (though not immortality). Some say that dispite the way his male folowers look, his female followers could end up strangely good-looking. Surprisingly one of the more jovial and good natured gods of the Pantheon, despite his job description. However, he has a hard time figuring out why nobody wants to come near him...
Somewhere in the midst of shounen battles and powerups, a young looking man made an offhand comment that made Ichigo look at his fellow Shinigami and realized they weren't really helping human souls so much as having awesome battles. He really didn't like thinking about it that much, but he then realized that his own family was going to have to go through this screwed up system eventually. (Hopefully after a long and full life) so the only way to clean it up is...:grimace: become respectable and become part of the system.
Ichigo's crew protects other benevolent Grim Reapers when they're just escorting already dead souls to the other side. He defends against The Heartless and any other entities that consumes souls or otherwise disrupts the perceived natural process of death.
Ichigo is currently in a meme war (it's a fancy word for bickering) with Ryuk over what being a Shinigami means.
Is part of the "Shonen Big 3", along with Naruto and Luffy, and the latter two often drag Ichigo along to act as judge for their various competitions whenever he has free time. Although he went along unwillingly at first, he has since become resigned to his designated role. Rumor even has it that Ichigo will sometimes join in on the antics, though he denies it profusely.
He has come to hold a strong grudge against Yhwach after learning he is responsible for his mother's death.
There has been talk about how to classify Ichigo, since it has been revealed that not only is he a Human that has Shinigami and Hollow powers, but Quincy powers to top it all off.
After Light actually ascended after dying, Ryuk found himself being severely outranked by the former human he was messing with for jollies. Light showed no antagonism (he enjoys his new godhood), but did accidentally (Really! Total mistake on his part!) reveal that only being in the Pantheon might protect Ryuk. Ryuk immediately became somewhat respectable and became part of the system. (Light just smiled.)
In rare cases of seriousness, Ryuk will explain that the human obsession with afterlives is irrational, and he and his kind are just nature's way of cleaning up psychic residue and leftover lifeforce.
Also lends a hand to fledgling Shinigami and Deaths; partially to keep on the higher-ups good side, partially to mind-screw with Ichigo. (Hey, he watched Light in action and learned quite a bit.) He is, however, going to mess with them a bit. Also, if everyone dies, there won't be anyone left to die. Or grow apples.
Is in a meme war (he's doing it for the lulz) with Ichigo Kurosaki over what being a Shinigami means.
It is unknown how long she has been without her original body. It's inconsequential in the end because her puppet bodies are so well made they're impossible to distinguish from the original. They're all equally powerful and equally hot.
She got this position on the virtue of automatically transferring her complete soul to the next body when one is destroyed, no matter where it is. Other people might just have clones of themselves but can't move their soul, or have to have their minds manually uploaded to their next body, or have to settle for an inferior form.
Despite opposing him, she really doesn't hate Araya Souren. She mostly just disagrees with his methods of trying to reach the Akashic Records.
Ever since what happened to Cornelius Alba, other members of the Pantheon have been wary not to call her "Dirty Red." Dante tried hitting on her by saying it. It evidently took Black Jack a while to reattach his limbs.
She has a penchant for taming Eldritch Abominations and keeping them in luggage. Airport staff have been put on notice.
She is one of the members of the Pantheon who can get Shiki Ryougi to do, well, anything as a favor. Other dieties are still rather surprised when they see the psychotic demon hunter standing in line for a new manga release, looking thoroughly annoyed.
Ever since her sister, Aoko Aozaki, heard about her ascending, she has been seriously considering actually accepting a position if only to oppose her. This of course means that Touko has been doing everything possible to block or distract her from doing so. Considering how free spirited and laid back Aoko is, this has worked...so far.
If Aoko actually put her mind to it, she would be probably be able to. She does have her student Shiki Tohno all too willing to vouch for her. Not to mention the power of the Fifth True Magic that has even Greater Gods concerned.
To compound matters, Aoko just got upgraded to Protagonist status ever since the release of her own story.
Most of her prayers are those who have been screwed up so badly in their life. They call out Ai to exact their vengeance, never mind that they'll go to Hell soon after.
In the pantheons, however, she also opens up a new correspondence: 'The Disgraces Correspondence'. She hears and exacts vengeance of those who thinks a certain deity have misbehaved and must be banished to the Disgraces. She doesn't require the sender to be banished to the Disgraces after their time is up, though. Ichigo Momomiya is one satisfied customer of hers.
When she faces those who are going to the Disgraces, her condemnation sentence becomes: "Pitiful shadow clothed in fan-hatred. Thy actions cause pantheons shame and disgrace. Thy hollow soul drowns in thy hatedom. How would you like to see what the Disgraces section is like?"
She is usually assisted by Komachi. However, considering she is too much of a slacker, Ai usually ends up doing most of the things by herself.
Was seen kissing a human girl on two different occasions. One was while both were naked. In a bathtub. No one is willing to ask what the hell was all that about.
Followers: Every Bleach shinigami of vice-captain rank or higher, plus a few who aren't, every The World Ends with You Reaper of officer rank or higher (plus at least one who isn't),
In terms of sheer destructive capability, Gig may be the single most powerful deity in the entire Pantheon. Other deities are stronger, but none of them are as willing to use their power at the slightest provocation.
Head Death has had to put restrictions on Gig after he had destroyed several planets and vandalized a few neighboring Houses when he found out somebody stole his hotpods. Rampant abuse of his power has started to draw unwanted attention to the House of Life and Death. Death herself has threatened to turn him back into a sword if he doesn't clean his act up.
Maintains a very good relationship with Kurama, who oversees the growth of hotpods, Chance the Gardener, who has has set aside a portion of the Garden to grow them in, and Takeshi Kaga, who cooks them for Gig and his followers. These three gods enjoy a kind of diplomatic immunity as a result, since no god is willing to risk the Wrath of Gig by harming them in any way.
Virtuous, Goddess of Reverse Reapers (Master of Life, Layna the Firebrand, Layna the Venerable)
Virtuous is to Gig, Death, and Ichigo what Doctor Black Jack is to Alta├»r. While they are responsible for helping the dead cross over, she determines where, when, and to whom mortal souls are born when they're reincarnated. Because of this, she has considerable influence among the various Houses; she effectively controls where all the most powerful mortal souls end up, and whether or not they remember their previous lives. Any deities who wish to incarnate themselves as a mortal must likewise go through her.
Link, despite also being a trope god, is such a regular repeat customer that she no longer actually does him personally, having left a metaphorical, very slow drinking bird toy over that particular metaphysical button. It's been 3000 years so far, and he hasn't noticed. It probably helps that every time he dies he is surprised to realize that he is a god, having his memory wiped each time. (The one time it wasn't, a pointy-eared newborn Hylian wailed with frustration at the thought of having to grow up and track down his sword, his boomerang, bombs, iron-soled boots, his bow...)
Maya Fey, Goddess of Spirit Channeling (Mystic Maya)
Enemies: Practically none: everyone likes pie, and the gentle baker/necromancer doesn't naturally attract enemies anyway. That said, Darth Vader, God of Evil Fathers, suspects Ned of having once spat in his pie, but cannot prove it. Also—for some reason—Head Death and Death of The Endless won't return Ned's phone calls about fixing the "random proximity thing". Ned sends over regular propitiating offerings, via his mortal avatars, with no response so far.
Ned and his mortal ally Emerson were initially rather suspicious of Maya Fey (see above) - Emerson because her ascending at the same time as Ned and being in a similar line of work seemed like a bit too much of a coincidence, Ned because she claims to be medium and spirits clearly don't exist, unlike necromancy. However, they now seem to be getting along well - in fact, she has become one of The Pie Hole's most frequent customers.
Ned has recently become God of Pie, but continues to live his private life in this house.
While not the only sentient zombie in existence, Big Daddy carries a sort of charismatic charm to him that has other zombies instinctively follow him. While they don't possess much intelligence or inherent powers, the combined belief of a near infinite number of zombies from countless zombie apocalypses was just enough to get him into the Pantheon, which has proved to be a huge headache for the House of Life and Death. Head Death can't seem to define which half of the House Big Daddy falls under, and the rest of the deities (the ones that bothered to vote, at least) are split half and half.
Even in his mortal form, the Emperor had the power to face not just one, but multiple greater gods at the same time. However, when he was mortally wounded in the battle with his son Horus, instead of dying and being properly ascended to the Pantheon, he was instead hooked up to a massive, infinitely complex life support machine called the Golden Throne, leaving him in a state of half death where he is neither dead nor truly alive. As such, he is only at a fraction of his full power, but should he ever experience true death, it is said that he will fully ascend and take his rightful place at the head of the Main House. As such, nobody is willing to pull the plug because they're not sure what's going to happen. Even Gig gives him a wide berth.
The conspiracy nuts (read: The Question) believe that hooking up the Emperor to the Golden Throne and preventing his full ascension was a plot by the Council of Shadows. However, like the rest of his theories, almost nobody believes him and his "evidence" is shaky at best.
Allies: Hong Meiling, Rory Williams (who feels sympathy for Kenny, seeing as they've both suffered cruel, normally fatal fates many times in their lives)
The moment Kenny ascended to the Pantheon, thousands of mortals pointed to one poor sap (that killed him) and yelled in unison "YOU BASTARD!!!"
Is currently in a Pantheon support group with WALL-E and the God/s of Woobies. Naturally, Death of the Endless is always stalking them.
There's also that one time that Death of the Endless got hit with an Idiot Ball and Kenny kicked her ass... It was undone with the Reset Button
Being fellow Butt Monkeys, Kenny is on good terms with Hong Meiling. Which unfortunately got him caught up to whatever abuse is subjected to China and gets killed in process, causing her to take the mantle of yelling "Oh my God, you killed Kenny!! You bastard!!!". Of course, Kenny comes right back after, but still...
Though not actually Death (a lot of people seem to make that mistake), The Nightbringer is responsible for traumatizing proto-life so horribly that almost every living being (with a few exceptions) is cursed with an instinctive fear of Death.
Angry at always receiving Death's mail by accident, The Nightbringer has threatened to devour Head Death if the issue isn't resolved.
Enemies: Dr. Black Jack, and anyone else that disapproves of shooting cancer patients in the face.
Due to his, ahem, 'unusual' medical practices, The Director is not thought highly of in the House of Life and Death, or anywhere else, for that matter. Even the few villains that find him amusing watch him from far away, lest they be subjected to his ear drum piercing rants, and receive a headache rivaling the ones received after a conversation with Azathoth.
About once a week, he goes on walks around the House, diagnosing anyone he meets with Cancer, and then shooting them in the face. This is completely harmless, but really annoying.
The Director was once interviewed by Aya Shameimaru, who asked him why he feels euthanization is necessary. His answer was: "CANCER?! DO YOU EVEN KNOW WHAT A CANCER IS?! CANCER IS A SMALL PIECE OF DEATH THAT SLOWLY TAKES OVER A BODY!" This was the last question asked, since Aya was rendered deaf for the rest of the day.
Black Mage is very, very jealous of their mastery of Stabbity Death; and has tried to wrest the Portfolio from them. But when he tried using the Hadoken on them; Ryougi stabbed the Hadoken to death.
Ryougi also serves as the official "Keep Nekron from taking over the entire House" deterrent.
Word of advice: Don't try to hurt someone they like. Even if you're supposed to be immortal. It never ends well and everyone's afraid they'll go after the universe someday.
Lately, Tohno has taken to laughing quietly whenever he sees Combat Potemkin. When asked why, all he would say was "Reminds me of dodgeball." No one knows what he meant by that, except for Shirou Emiya.
Other deities maintain a healthy wariness about these two. With only a few exceptions, they can "kill" nearly anything that exists (Ryougi's extends to concepts of all things), including those much higher up than they are.
Alucard seems to actually have taken an interest in Tohno, given the fact that the man's killing of Nrvnqsr Chaos means that he could possibly kill him without having to deal with the whole countless lives mumbo jumbo.
Ryougi's third personality actually reclassifies her as a Reality Warper that can annihilate the universe and replace it with a new one on a whim. The only reason that O-Haruhi-Sama isn't being challenged for supremacy right now is that it's debatable if Shiki knows that her third personality exists. The only other person who seems to be in on the secret is Mikiya Koukuto, and he isn't sharing.
After spending time as Tylor's follower, Kyosuke is suddenly deified. The first thing he experienced when being deified was being brutally mauled by Kratos, including getting his mecha's torn limb to limb, and the head too, and then he was personally beaten to a pulp until he is rescued by his allies. Kyosuke only came out with some broken ribs.
Said to be in good terms with Heero Yuy, as he's seen with him discussing about mecha assault strategies whenever the latter visits this House. These would be the first of times for both men, as Kyosuke doesn't actually recall working with him in the past.
Domain: City, Magic, Death, Prophecies of Doom, Healing, Lust.
Has never been seen in the same room as Alan Moore.
His main Pet the Dog moment in life was healing Tsarevich Alexei Romanov during a life-theatening bout of hemophilia. Although, this may have in fact been a gambit to ensure the Tsarina's loyalty and take control of the Russian Empire.
Was a candidate to various Pantheons, such as God of Brotherhood, but Byakuya Kikuchi came first.
Used to be the God of Awesome Horse Owners until the opening of the Beast House. Raoh lets Koku-Oh itself ascend and yells "Of all things that I did in the Pantheon, including getting myself denied of two Houses, I HAVE NO REGRETS!!". So awesome that the Gods immediately gave him ANOTHER place, this time quite possibly permanently.
Is horrified to find that it was his friendship with Akemi Homura that was partially responsible for her actions in The Great Upheaval; he never imagined that she would take his philosophy of "Becoming a Raksha, the greatest of Devils to consume all the evils in this world" beyond it's logical conclusion. "Once a Raksha has consumed the world's devils, it has outlived its necessity and must die as I did for world to be at peace" He sadly states. "Akemi Homura is no longer a mere Raksha, but a true MONSTER."
Opposed By: All members of the Pantheon are targeted by him, including the various Deaths.
If there existed something before life itself, and even the Pantheon itself, it was darkness. When emotion first came to be, with the first sentient life, the Darkness responded with creating Nekron. Seeking to return the Universe to the peace and order of the darkness, Nekron is the ultimate representation of the absence of life.
He and his followers are excluded from the Grand United Alliance Of Evil becuase its members are afraid that Nekron will just take it over and assimilate them into his evergrowing undead army.
Is hated and feared by all the other house members. He's only really tolerated here because Death herself told him to behave or she'll sic Shiki Ryougi on him and have her stab Nekron into non-existence. So far, the threat of that has kept Nekron in line...
The Abhorsen, the Gods of Repose or the Anti-Gods of Undeath
Symbol: A Sliver Key
Tools of Office: The Bells of Necromancy, The Book of the Dead.
Domains: Magic, Repose, Music (They wish they had Sun).
Followers: The living Abhorsen and his or her apprentice. Also, anyone who opposes the undead.
Opposes: Big Daddy and recently Nekron
A long line of necromancers that used their magic to undo the work of other necromancers, each would instantly ascended upon dying and passing the Ninth Gate, often dragging undead abominations with them. They work to make sure noone opposed the natural order of things, although they are a great deal more lenient to those who pose no threat to the living.
Another one of Death's lesser Grim Reapers. He gets stuck with most of the dirty work, such as sorting out the cats (who have nine lives, making filling out the paperwork a living Hell), making sure the squirrels get as many lives as they think they can get away with, and taking out zombies, which being undead are even more trouble than cats. Needless to say, he does his job only begrudgingly, obeying the "powers that be" and not even getting paid very much.
Ascended to the Pantheon after aiding in the defeat of a mad prophet called Oriko Mikuni and her mass-murdering, insane compatriot (Kirika Kure, a blade witch) while she kept her resolve to fight as a Puella Magi rather than snapping and killing her teammates... again. Mami is thankful to the young Yuma Chitose for keeping her on the right path.
She has no malice towards her mortal killer, Charlotte the Dessert Witch, in fact Charlotte has become something of a pet of hers, which she loves in an unconditional fashion. In turn, Charlotte is rather protective of Mami's well-being... And gets a lot of cheese.
She and Kyouko Sakura use to be old friends and a team. Much has happened, but they have recently reconciled that friendship. Litchi notes that when the two of them are together... they are alot like sisters than friends. Kyouko agrees.
Being High Prophet of Early Deaths, Her task in the pantheon is to hear the life and times of the forgotten... to allow their passing. If she deems them worthy, subjects can be given a chance to fight for their credentials (which was denied in the mortal life). This has the attention of The Forgotten One, Satsuki Yumizuka; Whom searches for Mami in the land of the lost.
Part of her past time is spent practising Gun Kata with both Rushuna and Noel, particularly to increase her awareness in combat, is a regular customer at Iroh's tea-hut, meets with Litchi and Paio II ( the three of them are becoming known as the 'Boobie Trio') regularly. Mami made lots of friends since her Ascension and is really glad she won't be alone any longer.
This is very important as any misteps about her being lonely would result in her turning into Candeloro. Thankfully, with someone as kind as Litchi near her, the chances of her turning into that seems... low.
Is rather glad that her sempai, Usagi, has returned to the pantheon. Kyouko can't help but tease her about it.
As Eddard Stark was horrified to find that she met a similar fate as his, he decided to act as surrogate father to her. Ned feels that she reminds him of his own daughters.
Ever since Madoka befriended Bills the Seventh God of Destruction, poor Mami now has to prepare ten time the treats for the Afternoon Tea Parties she holds Every Thursday because he is a Big Eater who can out-eat Son Goku himself. Mami counts her blessings that Bills is largely indifferent about the Apple Pies she bakes for Kyouko; she simply can't handle the repair bills like King Kai did for his ravaged planet if Kyouko loses her temper about it.....
Guan Yu allegedly taught Mami the secret to keeping those impossible fabulous twin-corkscrew tails nice-and-curled even in combat. Mami has not remarked on said matter, but nonetheless states she enjoys the company of The Warrior God as a scholar and a gentleman.
Many have learned at their expense that beyond Charlotte's seemingly innocuous, weak outer body lurks a grotesque, fearsome monstruosity, with a massive mouth full of razor sharp teeth and a bigappetite.
Commonly visits the House of Food and absolutely razes everything cheese-based they prepare. Nobody calls her out on it, because nobody wants to in turn end up in Charlotte's belly.
Since Mami hangs around with Litchi a lot, Charlotte ends up playing with Litchi's other friend, Reptile, a lot. They like having eating contests, fight for food, but none could headchomp the other.
It is not known who would survive if Charlotte would face against the Witch known as Candeloro. And word to the wise, NEVER mention this name before Charlotte if you want to keep your head.
Took a visit to the Shivering Isles at one point due to an intriguing rumor she heard about its celebratory rituals. Upon learning that the rumor was unfounded, stemming from the ruler's eccentricities, she devoured six residents and half the royal guard and then left in a huff.
As a member of the Puellaverse, Charlotte was affected by the "Great Upheaval", just as the other members were: most notably, two avatars of herself were created: her original self, the Magical Girl Nagisa Momoe, was restored to life and separated from her identity as Charlotte. A Lawful Good version of the Witch herself was also spawned, known as Bebe. Charlotte herself retains her identity within the Pantheon, her concept as the Bringer of Early Deaths having maintained enough self to resist being overwritten entirely.
Due to Kurosaki Ichigo losing his Shinigami powers and the fact that most of his time as a Shinigami was spent fighting a war, and not performing his duties as a psychopomp, William T. Spears and Grell Sutcliff were asked to serve as Kurosaki Ichigo's replacement(s) in the Pantheon of Life and Death. As Ichigo still maintains his position in the Pantheon, it is uncertain how long their positions will last.
William prefers to not be in the Pantheon at all, only focusing on his duties. Even so, he couldn't say no to Death of the Endless when she asked him to join. Grell, in contrast, leapt at the chance. She seems to have taken an interest in Ichigo.
Grell also meet Crona. In hir trip, Grell responded with his chainsaw as usual, with Crona fleeing.
Now that Sebastian Michealis has ascended, Grell attempts to chase him every minute possible.
Allies: Komachi Onozuka (Direct subordinate) King Yama and Koenma (Fellow Yamasnote She no longer associates with Enma after finding out how he was padding his accomplishments with brainwashed demons)
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 his 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 or defense is necessary in her cases. Her only job is to judge a soul's nature and usher them to their final destination.
Having starred in a franchise involving increasingly brutal and elaborate deaths, this version of Death's induction into the Pantheon was taken with relative fear from many, especially those who have cheated death.
He has had an eye for most, if not all of the Superheroes, villains, and other characters from all genre who have come back to life from death, but Death Of The Endless has made certain to keep him in check.
Allies: Flonne (chain of command), Valvatorez, Ramza Beoluve, Marona, Raspberyl, Robin Hood, Shion Sonozaki, Rena Ryuguu, Rika Furude
Enemies: Mayuri, Nurgle, Sheriff of Nottingham
Flonne, upon becoming an Archangel, recommended Artina's ascension. Initially, the other gods were afraid that Artina would be just like her superior, but were relieved to find out that she's a lot more level-headed.
Artina has been banned from the House of Commerce for helping Robin Hood steal from the Sheriff of Nottingham and other gods, though this hasn't stopped her from making visits to the House of Crime to plot their next heist.
When confronted by the members of the House of Justice, she defends it by saying that they're only collecting illegal funds and nothing more than that. When asked for proof, she always has the proper paper work detailing the various illegal transfers and transactions.
Flonne is often asked if it is alright for her subordinate to engage in theft, though Flonne is more concerned that Artina and Robin Hood have yet come up with a name for their partnership.
Now acts as a "care taker" for the "Hinimizawa Club Members", being responsible for preventing them from wrecking havoc when in their "infected" state. Rika has provided her with Hinimizawa Syndrome medication (always in syringe form) for this purpose.
Hades is good friends with Ryuk. He also lends part of his power to Eikichi Mischina in the Pantheon of Personal Appearance as his Persona, as he's just glad the kid treats him with the proper respect. For some reason, Hades likes that appearance.
Can kill you in a number of ways (guns, biotics), sex is just assured. Nothing can survive having sex with her, not even Zeus.
Revels in the kill, particularly attracted to wild, dangerous, and creative people, and may play with them for quite a while before finishing the job, usually with sex.
Her disguise is nigh full-proof and she is almost impossible to track until after she kills. Tracking her down can take centuries, and even the best information brokers in the galaxy, who believe they know everything, can be fooled by her disguise. However, those who actually see her get a sense of Uncanny Valley which they can't quite place... Except Commander Shepard.
Thus far, the only 'squadmate' that Shepard is not pleased at. It goes otherwise too, Morinth isn't that loyal to Shepard.
Is one of the few who can regularly go head-to-head with Samus Aran, and no matter how hard she kills him, he still somehow survives it to hunt her down again, although it seems that he may have finally learned his lesson not to mess with her.
He first showed up at the Pantheon in a White Cadillac Eldorado with "Oh Death" by Jen Titus playing on the radio. He was given a wide berth when he stepped out of the Cadillac. Sam and Dean left in the Impala in a hurry when they heard of his arrival.
While they do have conflicting ideals about the significance of life, he gets along quite well with Death of the Endless, who jokingly refers to him as "Uncle Death" because of his 'aged' appearance.
There are ways to bind him to one's will, but since he warned the Winchesters that they would "die before they start" if they did so a second time, the Pantheon agreed that no one should attempt to bind him.
It is known that he likes the pizza in a pizzeria in Chicago. He had said pizza with Death of the Endless when he arrived, along with Pickle Chips.
It should be known that the "Lucifer" listed as Death's enemy is the incarnation from Death's native reality. The Pantheon's incarnation of Lucifer and Death are civil to one another, considering that Death sees this version as far less of a 'spoiled child throwing a tantrum', and respects the Great Darkness' dedication to a cause higher than himself. However, Death finds THIS Lucifer's fascination with humanity utterly baffling. He also has a moderate respect for the Fiends and especially the Pale Rider.
Finds Ridley highly irritating, by virtue of the dragon being the only being in existence that even HE can't seem to kill.
After kidnapping Mithra from the House of Magic, The Golden Spider set up shop in the House of Life and Death, but he has aims for the Main House.
He is virtually the only known individual in the Pantheon to talk down to Melkor of all people, and does it to his face, citing that as the spinner of life in Asura's universe, and with Melkor having been created by Eru, the "Lord of the Rings" universe's God, he is above him. To quote what he said: "I am the Creator of all life in my world; you are merely a creation of your God". Melkor has apparently vowed to squash him for this "insult".
He tends to distance himself from Nekron, and has been seen making a spider's web in a tree near The Entity's residence, claiming that as fellow weavers of life, he's comfortable around the White Light Entity.
He has earned Asura's great ire for kidnapping Mithra, but they must settle their score in their own world before settling it in the Pantheon. As far as the outcome, the Pantheon consulted The Fates: the last images seen were the Brahmastra falling to Earth, and Asura and Yasha fighting one another again.
"This is going to be fun", was the one comment The Golden Spider made on this subject.
After his defeat at the hands of Asura, The Golden Spider has had very little to say due to coming down with a case of acute 'Missing half of your face' syndrome.
Like most Creator Deities, The Golden Spider remains silent on the subject of YHVH. While he claims his current form is simply an efficient guise, explanation is at odds with his requiring Mithra's body as a temporary vessel, and the small fact that YHVH's upper-tier Angels have started carrying golden flyswatters.
When he found out about Shinji Ikari's rampage toget Rei back, he had mixed feelings - again, he approved of Shinji finally growing a spine and putting his own humanity on the line for love... but at the same time, he believes that causing The End of the World as We Know It is going a bit too far. Nevertheless, Faust understands that Shinji (probably) didn't intend to initiate Third Impact, and so it evens out.
Faust applauds Jade Curtiss for his brilliance and inventing fomicry, but wishes that the latter scientist would put his brilliance to the use of advancing modern medicine, and also harshly scolds him for having given up on resurrecting his mentor.
Enemies: The Golden Spider, Death, Sweet Tooth, Kratos
Ascended into the Pantheon when he accidentally ventured into a battle between the GUAG and GUAE, led by Asura and Chakravatin, respectively. The sheer fact that he not only survived, but succeeded in taking down most of the major players of both sides, was enough to impress the higher-ups.
Despite the differences, Nate has been getting along well with Lightning, ever since meeting in a bar to talk over the time he escaped from a collapsing city of sand. The two, however, have a strict Platonic Life Partners thing going on, as Ms. Farron respects Nate's own love for Elena Fisher. Lightning also tags along Mr. Drake on some of his own adventures, whenever she feels like it.
Domains: Army, Glory, Liberation, Retribution, Life (hated), Death (doesn't he wish).
Followers: River Tam (sometimes)
A success story of redemption, Suzaku completed his task in purgatory and was instated in this part of the Pantheon.
He was initially an ordinary Death Seeker until his best friend Lelouch vi Britannia geassed him to "Live". Apparently sees this as more of a curse than a blessing, but nonetheless uses this to his advantage.
Has been irked to challenge Chuck Norris and Chun-Li in a kicking challenge to see who among the three has the most powerful kick in the Pantheon. He has yet to oblige.
Enemies: Nearly everyone in the Pantheon, even most of the other Life and Death deities
Ascended to the pantheon upon Nyx's Sealing due to Minato Arisato's sacrifice. It's constantly trying to find the Great Seal to destroy it in order to free Nyx and cause the Fall, when all of the mortals on Earth die thanks to Nyx's power.
Nyarlathotep is interested in using Erebus and Nyx to his advantage. Be afraid. Be VERY afraid.
Recently, was drawn to the Monochrome Forest, where it met the White. They are in talks about whether Erebus is going far enough, with the White arguing that while killing all sapient life is good, outright blasting Creation into Nothing is better. Less chances of it happening again that way.
Epsilon first took the identity of Alpha sometime after Alpha's death. While his memories were originally screwed up (thanks to one Michael J. Caboose), Epsilon unlocked more and more of Alpha's memories until he became a complete reincarnation of Alpha.
While Epsilon was always the Living Memory of Alpha, he never really ascended until that point in time when he managed to unlock all of Alpha's memories (even the ones that Alpha doesn't currently remember).
Despite being a memory reincarnation of Alpha, Epsilon is quite different in many ways. He is much more polite than Alpha, and he is somewhat less resigned. Oh, and he has a taste for rap music that Alpha never had.
Though he is a Nice Guy, Epsilon does have a Berserk Button in the form of people with a penchant for emotional torture, as they bring back horrible memories. When he gets angry, he gets angry - he starts ranting and grows to a massive size. Since that pushed his friends away once, Epsilon is trying to control it.
Probably the only deity in the Pantheon to immediately leap to the defense of Shinji Ikari. Epsilon claims that Shinji's not a wuss; underneath his insecurities, he tries his hardest to appease his father, much like Agent Carolina.
Yui Ikari has started to develop a respect for him. She doesn't get why Epsilon keeps accidentally calling her "Allison", however.
Wants to form a friendship with Fate Testarossa, because he sees a lot of Tex in her - in particular, her maternal instinct and status as a Replacement Goldfish. That, and he kinda wants a chance to possess Bardiche.
When Aya Shameimaru asked why he hates Kyubey, Epsilon claimed that where others see young girls being driven to despair, he only sees AI being fragmented and harvested.
Not sure what to think of Homura Akemi. On the one hand, her dedication towards Madoka makes him think of the Director's obsession with Allison... on the other hand, that dedication also reminds him of his feelings for Tex and the pain he had to go through because of them. Ultimately, however, he sympathizes with her, since her Moemura persona seems a lot like Theta - Homura's discarding of that look hit too close to home.
She was deified after participating twice in the defeat of Nyarlathotep. Once, in the now dead reality known as the Other Side, in which she was slain and revived, and again in Monado Mandala. Hell, the act alone of defying the monster's plans would have drawn here sooner or later.
She seeks to help raise all of her friends (especially the Suous) so they can all be together. Eikichi has responded with supreme glee at her ascent.
Makes friends with extraordinary ease, though she was outraged when informed by Eikichi of the whole situation with the Other Side. She is glad that Tatsuya Suou has ascended.
Creator of life as an egotistical scientist named Klaus, Zanza now exists only to survive, destroying his creations time and time again (not to mention the original world) so that he can recycle Ether energy.
Utilizes Telethia to launch his assault upon the world. These creatures destroy all life they find when called to do so.
Grows vain and narcissistic, views his creations as little more than sustinence that will feed him until it's time to start anew.
Creator of the Monado, a sword that can distort energy and crush mechanized foes. Zanza can thus distort reality to a huge extent, and is only slightly limited to laws of physics. When he unites the two existing Monados, he cements his position as Overdeity in the Xenoblade universe, if only for a little while.
Ascended after becoming involved in a massive battle between several deities in several Pantheons, including Kratos, Sweet Tooth, Sly Cooper, Ratchet, and Nathan Drake and not only making it out unscathed, but actually gaining many followers in the process.
Despite being a coward in life, in (un)death Sir Daniel is fully willing to fight someone several centuries ahead of his own time if it comes right down to it.
He would appreciate it if you didn't tell him your arrowjokes either. He's a bit sensitive about the eye.
Despite missing his lower jaw, Sir Daniel is somehow capable of communicating with others in the pantheon, so long as they speak English. Amusingly, particularly thick accents confuse him, causing him to request subtitles.
Sir Daniel absolutely abhors the undead, so necromancers such as the Lich King Arthas and Nekron are at the top of his hit-list.
Sir Daniel believes that, despite the fact that he's still dead, and that there are villains running around everywhere, that he is in the Hall of Heroes, the place where all great heroes get to eat, drink, and be merry after their heroic lives.
That said, he nearly got on the bad side of the God of Paladins, Artix von Krieger, known for his compulsive desire to smite all undead. However, it turns out that once Artix got to know Dan a bit better, the two became really good friends.
Has a very odd relationship with Sol Badguy, as Sir Daniel had atoned for his mistakes in life after death. Sol figures it's good enough for him, and the two tend to spar together, with Sir Daniel putting up a decent fight.
When he was alive, Sir Dan was known for running his mouth and telling tall tales of his own bravery, which led to his original demise. Now, he doesn't need to tell tall tales, because he's got REAL stories.
All mooks, even those on the side of Good, fear Sir Dan's chicken drumstick, which can turn even the darkest of mooks into a delicious and nutritious snack.
Sir Daniel has a rather fierce rivalry with the God of Big Bad Enforcers; Colonel Mael Radec. The true results of their first battle are shrouded in mystery, with both parties claiming victory. Sir Dan simply shrugs, but is unafraid of finishing off the modern soldier.
Despite having ascended to godhood himself, he still has a godswood in his domain that he prays to. He doesn't see himself worthy of being a god in his own eyes, and still holds the old gods as higher than him.
As he was horrified to find that a girl as young as her met a similar fate as his, he decided to act as surrogate father to Mami Tomoe. Ned feels that she reminds him of his own daughters.
The Fiends are the final event that spells doom for a world. No matter who stands in their path, no matter what bars their path, no matter how they are attacked, once their march has truly begun, the Apocalypse will become unavoidable and only death will follow. However, they have been summoned by mere potential apocalypses, so the standard response to an attack by the Fiends is usually the strongest counterattack possible, as it is the last-ditch effort to stave off the world's death.
Other lesser Fiends not directly involved in the Apocalypse have been born of the same power that brought them forth and join in and leave the group due to their unstable power levels: Ghost Q, David, the Sage of Time, Matador, Hell Biker, Daisoujou, Tokisada, Billiken, Binbou-gami, Yaukbyou-gami, and most recently Chemtrail and Plasma. The most notable Lesser Fiend, however, is Alice, who distinguishes herself for her unique abilities and has her own seat in the House of Emotion. Still, all Fiends, Lesser and Greater, are notable for their extremely strong connection with the power of Death and brutal abilities.
The group has a loose affiliation with Lucifer. It's more an alliance of convenience, really. They listen to him, and if his plans coincide with their duties, they can invoke Sure, Why Not? For the same reason, they also listen to YHVH's orders. However, at least one time they have worked with Lucifer in the advent of a potential apocalypse.
Trumpeter really would prefer it if everyone forgot about that one time he was "coerced" into helping a certain group of devil summoners after a defeat by laptop.
Mother Harlot is rumored to have some sort of connection with the Ghost Lady. Neither could be reached for clarification.
The Fiends are neither good nor evil, but simply come forth to challenge mankind to see if they have what it takes to save the world or to fulfill their duties. Some are malicious about it, while others treat it as simply doing their job.
Neither a good nor an evil god. He enjoys luring children away to Neverland to be his playmates and never grow up. Due to his very nature he is an outcast; the children he takes never stay forever, ultimately he is the only child in history who never grew up and this can be a lonely existence. Though Peter generally shrugs this off.
As of late, he's struck a small friendship with Alice in the House of Emotion. Emphasis on small, givenher portfolio.
Also works with Death of the Endless, leading recently deceased children to the afterlife (or to Neverland) so that they won't be scared.
When Miyuki Hoshizora ascended, Pan was rained with massive Squee-ing and learned that Miyuki crushed on him before ascension, long when his tales were mere fairy tale and before his ascension. Impressed greatly, she's honored with the position as one of his "Lost Children", which temporarily shocked Miyuki and had her saying, "I-I'm not lost or anything! Happupuuu~", then accept the offer anyway.
Despises Big Brother, Griffith, Yuuki Terumi (Who doesn't?), and Nyarlathotep with a passion as they present the destruction of hope and good. Nyarly cares less about Deus, given that he can screw her over.
Admires Madoka Kaname and Good Gods of the House of Friendship for becoming hope.