Pantheon / Light & Darkness

The lands of Light and Darkness are not too fantastical compared to the other lands, with regular looking plains, forests and fields. However, they're different from the other lands by being in a constant state of day or night.

The light side of the lands is perpetually and always bright with sunlight, unchangeable by any forms of magic. Even if the sun were to be wiped out, would the light on these fields truly disappear. Creatures associated with light tend to make their home here, especially if they're harmed by darkness. However, the light side is not necessarily good. The everlasting light burns brighter than any sun, potentially causes high degree burns on those unfortunate enough to be in extended contact with the light. Protection from light is a necessity to visit this side of the lands.

The dark side of the lands is covered in constant darkness, choking out any source of light that tries to enter it. Unlike the light side of the lands, the plants are withered from lack of sunlight. Creatures of the night make their home here during the day, waiting patiently for the sun to go away so that they may go out hunting once more. However, the dark side is not always evil. The endless darkness, frightening it can be, can also be comfortable and gentle and is a sanctuary for those who desire to sleep. Not to mention that even some dark creatures can be docile.

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Overdeities

    Ezalor 
Ezalor, God of Pure, Good Light (the Keeper of the Light, KotL)
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  • Overdeity
  • Symbol: A ball of light atop an hourglass (the icon for his spell Illuminate)
  • Alignment: Lawful Good
  • Portfolio: Sentient Expression of Order and Light, Bald of Awesome, Chakra Magic, Hits on Women Even if They're Monsters, Illuminate, Light Is Good, Mana Leak, Riding To Combat On His Steed, Sentient Cosmic Force, Old As Creation, Wizard Beard, Spirit Form Grants him Access to Recall and Blinding Light.
  • Domains: Good, Light, Order
  • Allies: Io, Phoenix, Princess Celestia, Bahamut, Tiki, Palutena, Amaterasu, Sora, Django, Gandalf, Master Roshi, Jaina Proudmoore, Uther the Lightbringer, chaos, Johanna, Yrel, Warrior of Light, Pegasus, Rainbow Dash, Fluttershy, Derpy Hooves
  • Rivals: The Champion of Runeterra (excluding Leona)
  • Enemies: Chaos Knight, Night Stalker, Pitch Black, Ungoliant, Bane (Dota), Master Xehanort, Maleficent, Chernabog, Nightmare Moon, Satan (Shin Megami Tensei and Castlevania), Y'Shaarj, YHVH, Yggdrasil, Yog-Sothoth
  • Opposed by: Those relying on movement.
  • Ezalor is one of the four Fundamentals, alongside Chaos Knight, Enigma, and Io. He escaped from the Fundamental plane and brought the light to all realms, destroying the night creatures that terrorize the realms. Though he appears as an forgetful old man, he will use his powers to repel the forces of darkness.
  • He feared the day of encountering his Arch-Nemesis, Chaos Knight, in the Pantheon. As polar opposite, Chaos Knight seek to destroy the Light and within the Pantheon, it is only the matter of time before they will fight to the death.
  • He enjoyed being accompanied by Phoenix, though he forgot about how Phoenix was born several generations from his first sun, making him his great-great-great-great-great-great grandson.
  • He could be a charmer and gentleman to many females in the Pantheon, regardless of age or race. People thought that he was an old man who creep on little girls, but he doesn't discriminate among females (he would flirts with elderly women too) because he's technically not human, rather otherworldly.
    • He tried to woo the Princesses of Heart, forgetting about their importance as their hearts are pure light. Though despite this, he is willing to protect them from Master Xehanort and Maleficent when they kidnapped them in order to seek Kingdom Hearts.
  • He is enlightened with many deities who use light for good, believing them to be valuable allies in his quest in banishing the darkness. Though while he might be okay (albeit quite confused) with good dark bringers since that contradicts with his quest, he is unhappy with those who uses light to bring evil.
  • Some people compare him to Gandalf in terms of appearance and summoning a wave resembling horses. He even says "You shall not cast!", in which two wizards find each to be valuable allies.
  • He was charmed by Jaina when she thought that he was an Archmage, considering how he almost look alike to them as well as riding a horse, even using the spell of Recall.
  • He claim that the people who say that not even light could escape black holes are lying with him thwarting Enigma as proof.
  • His power to bring light to all has caused issues with Nightmare Moon who wants to bring eternal night. He compare her to the night creatures who lead a reign of terror in his realm before he formed the dawn of the First Day and it destroyed the night creatures.
  • Night Stalker found out that he was responsible for creating daytime and the First Day which killed many of the night creatures, leaving him the last of his kind. He is determined to kill the Fundamental that created the hated daytime.
  • His Mana Leak spell which drains mana based on the movement is a lot similar to Bloodseeker's Rupture ability. This makes him very concerning for Fragile Speedster who rely on movement.
  • Deadpool wants to make this wizard to be his friend because he knows that they share the same voice.
  • If you ran out of juice (mana), just ask him to recharge, and he'll happily comply with the word "Kundalini!"
  • At times, Ezalor is seen riding a bright pegasus into the pantheon, a steed that he claims he created in his early days. The Pegasi of the Pantheon was pleased to see that the Keeper of the Light could remember his days with the pegasus despite his senility.
  • "They say t'was I who carried the first light into the universe. They might be right, I can't quite recall."

Greater Gods

    Chernabog 
Chernabog, Evil God of Darkness
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  • Theme: Night on Bald Mountain
  • Greater God
  • Symbol: Bald Mountain itself
  • Alignment: Neutral Evil (possibly Chaotic Evil if he were more proactive)
  • Portfolio: Satanic Archetype, Eldritch Abomination, being sealed in his mountain by day, Evil Overlord, Reality Warper, Creepy Awesome, Weakened by the Light
  • Domains: Darkness, Evil, Demons, Fire, Night
  • Allies: Xehanort (conjecture), Hades (is a fan of Chernabog), Yami, Gul'dan.
  • Opposed by: Sora, Donald Duck, Goofy, Riku, Amaterasu, Frollo
  • Followers: His many legions of demons and ghosts
  • Chernabog usurped this position from King Sombra. When asked how he did it, he said that he was… pathetic, to say the least.
  • There is no temple for Chernabog in the Pantheon, but rather Bald Mountain itself is in the Pantheon. By day, there is nothing to fear. But at night, Chernabog awakens and begins commanding his ghosts and demons to do whatever he pleases, or he just smothers them in lava. Many times, he does both.
  • Despite the magnitude of his sheer presence, and the power he wields, Chernabog does not have as much clout in the Pantheon as one would expect, because he mainly keeps to himself. He will have his nightly "session" with all of his underlings, but will not do much else. The GUAE is interested in him, but messengers have a tendency to get killed, and sometimes brought back as ghostly minions for Chernabog.
    • As Sora (and later Riku) can attest, he will attack anyone who comes near his mountain while he is awake, so the GUAE's plan may not be going anywhere for now.
  • His one weakness (other than a Keyblade to the face) is the light of day, preferably with church bell accompaniment. When people are a little too nervous of Chernabog, Amaterasu (or her son) is called in to Cue the Sun and put Chernabog back in his mountain.
    • Amaterasu has sensed power emanating from Chernabog that is quite similar to that of Yami, the source of all darkness in her home world. Since Chernabog is considered to be the devil himself, some wonder if they're somehow connected.
  • In spite of being quite monstrous himself, Frollo holds nothing but the most venomous contempt for Chernabog, for being such a Satanic Archetype.
  • Though he's named after a non-evil Slavic god, Chernabog acts and certainly seems to be based off of Satan. Satan himself had made no comment on the relation between himself and Chernabog, but has noted the beast is a sorry excuse for a demon: more interested in having those "juvenile raves" rather than using his power "productively".
    • Lucifer has seconded the notion. While he's actually never met Chernabog, he's fairly sure the actual deity is a lesser demon of winter, death and decay.
  • Has a rather embarrassing secret.
  • Along with his role in the Pantheon, he also holds a position of power in the alliance of Disney villains known as the Friends from the Other Side.
  • Ended up being part of "The Satanic Spirits of Pure Evil" with Nyarlathotep, Griffith, The Bittercold and Diablo. For whatever reason, Nyarlathotep made him the Team Pet.
  • For safety reasons, DO NOT claim to be smarter than Chernabog, especially if your name is Homer Simpson.

     Sora (Kingdom Hearts
Sora, God of Light (Keybearer, Combatant 13)
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Intermediate Gods

     Cecil Harvey 
Cecil Harvey, Molder of Light And Darkness (The Split Soul)
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    Jackie Estacado/Darkness 
Jackie Estacado, God of Darkness (The Darkness)
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Jackie With the Darkness Armor 
  • Intermediate God
  • Symbol: The Darkness Symbol
  • Alignment: Chaotic Neutral
  • Portfolio:
  • Domain: Darkness, Hitman, Shadows, Assassination
  • Allies: Lara Croft, Batman, Dante Sparda, Agent 47, Ghost Rider, The Guy, Spawn
  • Enemies: YHVH, Metatron, Alexander Anderson, Dormammu
  • As its name imply, The Darkness power comes from darkness itself. Jackie can use it to increased his strengh, speed, and agility. He can also create dark tentacles of various shape and size to attack his enemies. He also has command over creatures call Darklings, little imp like creatures. Though, the Darkness does have weakness which is light itself which can weakens it and limits its ability. These qualities made the Court of the Gods decide to ascend Jackie to replace Baldez as the God of Shadows.
  • The Darkness is Primordial Chaos itself, being around since the beginning of time. It was in constant war with its light counterpart, The Angelus, until the two called a truce which they consummated, birthing the Witchblade. Of course, such truce don't last long and the Darkness has been trying to tip the world into Chaos
  • The Darkness has always bonded itself to a male host that goes from father to son, going into the offspring at conception and taking the life of the father at the same time. It will then wait until the son's twenty first birthday to resurface. The current host is former mob Hitman Jackie Estacado.
  • Jackie was one of many heroes who exemplify the Nineties Anti Heroes. But after growing as a person he moved away from that look. In fact, he barely goes into his Darkness Armor and use the Darkness in more creative ways.
  • Surprisingly, Jackie has already met many other deities before his ascension, including Lara Croft, Ghost Rider, Stephen Strange, and Batman. In fact, it was his meeting with Batman that help him quit the mob and go good.
  • Stays away from the House of Music because everytime he comes near it, someone will always blast I Believe In A Thing Called Love. It gets very irritating.
  • Became GUAL number one target after learning about who the Darkness was. YHVH and Metatron do not want another emiserry of chaos in the pantheon.
    • The first to take on Jackie/Darkness was Alexander Anderson himself. The fight became personal when the Darkness proclaim that a person like Anderson who dedicated his life to God shouldn't attack him since he, the Darkness, is God himself. This only infuriated the priest as he attacked more carelessly before being impaired by dark spike and defeated. Anderson now vows to end the Darkness miserable life.
  • Was once rescued by both Johnny Blaze and Dante when Jackie was trapped in the depths of hell. Ever since, the three have been allies.
  • If not in the House of Nature, Jackie is often seen in House of Mentalism since its entirely dark in there and he is able to unleash his full potential.
  • Once met the wife of one of his mark back in the mortal realm before his ascension and actually felt remorse for his actions as a Hitman.
  • Has something of a rough relationship with some of the good aligned mothers. The reason for it are a bit fuzzy, but they have to do with Sara Pezzini and their daughter Hope.

     Nightmare Moon 
Nightmare Moon, Goddess of The Night… That Lasts… FOREVER!
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  • Intermediate Goddess
  • Symbol: a moon littered with craters forming a unicorn head
  • Alignment: Neutral Evil
  • Portfolio: eternal night, twisted gods, sealed villains, shapeshifters, evil jealousy, those who used to be good, powerful darker sides, being hammy (though less so than her good side)
  • Domains: Darkness, Night, Moon, Space, Evil, Jealousy, Death
  • Allies: Balanar her former High Priest, Yami, David Zappa, The Grand Duke of Owls.
  • Enemies: Volcarona, Princesses Celestia and Luna, Utsuho Reiuji, Amaterasu
  • Hardly had Celestia and Luna ascended to the Pantheon than an unknown god or goddess somehow reawakened Nightmare Moon, Luna's resentful Superpowered Evil Side previously thought destroyed by the Elements of Harmony. There are three current culprit theories going about; Parsee, Bernkastel, and Terumi, though nothing has been proven yet. Laughing wickedly, the dark mare promised to bring upon the Pantheon an era of eternal night before being subdued by the promptly summoned Elements of Harmony. Unfortunately, they failed to function to their full effect and thus Luna is now in the same situation as Sayaka Miki/Oktavia von Seckendorff, her normal self still acting as co-Goddess of Winged Unicorns while her Nightmare Moon personality fills the role of Goddess of Eternal Night.
    • Months later, an unknown god or goddess (it's not known if it's the same one) managed to remove Nightmare Moon from Princess Luna completely…only for it to be plunged into Rarity, turning her into Nightmare's second coming. A fierce skirmish between Nightmare and her allies against Luna, Celestia, the remainder of the Mane Six, Spike, and all of their friends (including some gods whose followers were Equestrians), which eventually became a skirmish between forces in the Grand United Alliances of Good and Evil. Eventually, the Nightmare was purged, and Rarity was saved. Unfortunately, Nightmare Moon was revived by unknown means and provided a new body so she can continue her "crusade" against the Day.
  • Nightmare and Maleficent deny any and all connections to each other. The Pantheon is not fooled, though.
  • Nightmare Moon expresses interest in Utsuho Reiuji. Due to the singular nature of Equestria, she desires her help in comprehending the complexity of stars in other worlds. Utsuho herself, for her part, says she really likes Nightmare Moon's mane.
    • However, once she joined Sun Quartet, the two of them became enemies. Utsuho still likes her mane, but she gets distracted by Volcarona when she tries to stare into it too long.
  • The Grand Duke of Owls became a fast ally of hers, as they both shared a desire for eternal night.

     Shikamaru Nara 
Shikamaru Nara, God of Shadows
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  • Intermediate God
  • Symbol: A deer-shaped cloud
  • Alignment: Neutral Good
  • Portfolio: Power Over Shadows, Plans That Get What You Want, Having An Enormous IQ Before You Can Drink
  • Domain: Shadows, Plans, Sloth
  • Allies:
  • Enemies: Gecko Morria, who once tried to usurp Shikamaru's title.
  • Ascended through stopping a plot by Light and Pandemonium Warden by merely making a few changes to the scrolls of Square Enix for the annual ritual of Sept'Em'Ber Up'Date, effectively locking PW from shape-shifting into Mr. Rodgers or any highly-powerful deity, and reducing his, uh, stamina. Now has a seat in the Council of Shadows, despite not wanting anything else to do with the Pantheons. Hell, Temari and Batman practically strong-armed him into this mess.
  • Constantly says he and Temari are Just Friends. Even with her agreement on this, not many gods think this is true (It doesn't help matters when their actions resemble his sensei's). Of course no one was surprised when they actually hooked up.
  • Never really wants to do any real work, and never puts any real stipulations on his followers. It's less troublesome that way.
  • Can be found hanging out with Yue in the House of Philosophy… as neither of them are connected to it so they can both avoid troublesome work there.
  • Nodoka attempted to read his mind once, to settle a bet about his activities with Yue, and feelings for Temari… she can't say what she heard, he was thinking too fast. Which is scary because he was taking a nap at the time. She says the headache didn't go away for a week and a half.
  • Coyote Starrk considers him an ally, noting how they're both Brilliant, but Lazy to the extreme. Shikamaru doesn't seem to care either way, though the two have occasionally played shogi together... whenever they're not just napping in the same room.

    Yggdrasil 
Mithos Yggdrasil, God of Evil Light (Mithos, Disco Pajama Jesus)

    Zs'Skayr 
Zs'Skayr, The God Weakened by the Light ("Ghostfreak", High Ecto-Lord of Anur Transyl)
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  • Intermediate God
  • Symbol: A sample of Corrodium
  • Alignment: Neutral Evil
  • Portfolio: Extrapolated Inner Foes, Possession, Skull for a Head, Arc Villain, Our Ghosts Are Aliens, Does Not Stay Dead, From a Single Cell, Nightmare Fuel, Only Known By Ghostfreak, Sunlight Burns, Hive Mind, Ectonurites Can Breathe In Space, Horrifying the Horror
  • Domains: Ghosts, Aliens, DNA, Darkness, Mutations, Possessions
  • High Priest: Count Orlock
  • Followers: Housen the Night King, The Nazgul, The Ing
  • Allies: Chernabog, Ungoliant, Balanar, Pitch Black, Dracula, The Boos, Number 96: Black Mist
  • Respects: Dougen, Clockwerk
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork with: The Joker, Frankenstein's Monster, Albedo
  • Enemies: Ben and Gwen Tennyson, Kevin Levin, Anakaris, Buddy Baker, Kitty Pride, Darkrai, Amaterasu, Bright Man, Danny Fenton, The Vortigaunts, Garfield Logan, The Ghosthunters, Rika Furude, Father Kerras and Father Merrin
  • Opposes: Hybrids
  • Avoids: Majin Buu, Dark Danny
  • Fears: Ezalor, Indomitus Rex, Black Hand, Killia
  • The universe of Ben 10 is full of exotic alien life, but one of the strangest are the Ectonurites. Extraterrestial ghosts, these being can possess others, be intangible and manifest their consciousness in a single strand of DNA. The would-be conqueror Zs'Skayr found its DNA locked within the Omnitrix, but asserted itself and was freed. Another strand has found itself in the pantheon, and the devious ghost now wanders rampant throughout it.
  • Used to have tentacles jutting out from his abdomen, and an upside down skull. He's since gone through a makeover, looking more like the Grim Reaper. No word why asides from looking cool.
  • The Tennysons and Kevin Levin were not happy to see another of their villains enter into the pantheon, and likewise the Ectonurite was upset that Ben was already there. However he's not the only of his villains to ascend, and was glad to see Albedo wanted to settle a score with Ben as well. Obviously it's not a stable alliance, particularly due to being curious about the Ultimatrix. He also has it out for Animal Man and Beast Boy since their ability to shift into other creatures reminds him of Ben.
  • No longer inhabiting a protective yet limiting second skin, he and his race are incredibly vulnerable to light, specifically sunlight; even morning light will burn him to a crisp. The current Grim Reaper robes give some limited protection, but the light still hurts. Needless to say, Zs'Skayr was incredibly unhappy to learn that there was a god of the sun, and that Bright Man shared his house. Downright terrified of the overdeity Ezalor, who's presence has severely limited his ambitions.
  • To be free to reign over the Earth, he seeks to use Corrodium so as to block out the sun. Sure, it'd mutate normal life horribly, but he'd rule over it! To achieve this goal, he has sought out others who'd love nothing more than eternal darkness. So far he has gotten Balanar and Pitch Black on board, while pledging himself as the hand of Chernabog, who too sees natural light as a bane. For the time being their main focus is on eliminating Ezalor, whom they see as their biggest threat.
    • Hopes for Ungoliant to devour as much light as she can, giving him more freedom to operate.
  • Though light can kill him, truth be told it ultimately slows him down. Even before he became a god he's been Staying Alive over and over because all he needs is one strand of DNA. We're not even sure how many DNA samples he has on standby; dude's possibly even more immortal than Ridley. Zs'Skayr personally can't help but admire those without his special genetic code continue to survive, such as Dougen and Clockwerk.
  • Comes from Anur system, a spooky system of planets where the aliens resemble movie monsters. His own world of Anur Phateos is much like the Null Void, and in constant darkness. Seeking those like his prior allies, he ended up meeting the King of the Vampires and decided they should work together for their own ends. A closer alliance was forged between him and the Boos as they're both ghosts who hate the light. Has a harder time with Frankenstein's Monster, as his alliance with the similar Transylians was troubled.
  • Voice Actors were Steve Blum and Jeff Bennett
  • Darkrai and Anakaris has made it clear they oppose Zs'Skayr's schemes of darkness and conquest. Darkrai in particular as he is reminded of his uber-evil Mystery Dungeon counterpart. The Joker is a lot more willing to go along with his schemes For the Evulz, but keeps his guard up due to the aliens' experience with clown-themed criminals. The High Ecto-Lord ended up going back to the House of Ghosts instead, only to end up in conflict with Danny Fenton. He can't help but envy the halfa, due to being a ghost who isn't weak to the sun, and due to his litany of other ghost powers regards him as a major threat.
    • As an evil ghost, he's one of many on the Ghostbuster's hit list.
  • To walk around in the sun, he has to possess other people. While useful, he finds it irritating as he can't use his powers inhabiting another person. Because of the divine nature of the gods, it's a lot harder than before to possess those of equal or higher ranking. And of course, he cannot possess hybrids due to the DNA quirk, which is why the Omnitrix is troublesome for him. It proved to be not just for alien hybrids as he was seen screaming when trying to control Indomitus Rex. Proved to be an agonizing experience trying to control Black Lanterns as well.
    • Will not try to possess Majin Buu or Dark Danny. He'd just get absorbed by Buu, and given how Dark Danny came about fusion will probably backfire.
  • As Zs'Skayr possesses people, he's disliked by Sakura Matou, Liezerota and Mediev. They aren't of his concern though, since he doesn't see much use in controlling them. He's more worried about exorcists Rika Furude, Father Kerras, Father Merrin and Killia. Especially Killia, who uses light-based Holy Hand Grenade exorcisms that leave him screaming. He's not even gonna bother fighting him.
  • Was once rescued by Vilgax, only to betray him and control/convert the citizens on his planet. The Vortigaunts are very cautious when it comes to the matter of Zs'Skayr for this reason.

Lesser Gods

    Bright Man 
Bright Man, God of Blinding Light (DWN-025/DCN-025, Light Bulb Man, Pearl Man)
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    Dark Link 
Dark Link, God of Living Shadows
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  • Lesser God
  • Symbol: A black version of the Master Sword
  • Theme Music: Dark Link
  • Alignment: Chaotic Evil
  • Portfolio: Those Made of Evil, Evil Twins, Shadow Archetypes, Enemies Without, Living Shadows, Mirror Bosses, Puzzle Bosses
  • Domains: Combat, Darkness, Emotion
  • Followers: Darkside (previous dethroned holder of this trope), Peter Pan's Shadow
  • Allies: Cia, Bernkastel, Vanitas, Dark Samus, The Psycho Rangers
  • Enemies:
  • Opposed by: Sora, Donald Duck, Goofy
  • Is one of Link's most formidable foes in direct combat — though he mostly lacks the higher brain functionality to be a true villain, whenever he spawns from within Link he proves exceptionally difficult to take down, able to match Link in swordsmanship move for move. Unfortunately for him, he has yet to figure out how to copy Link's wide array of other weapons, though he is trying. He's never gone forever though and will usually be reborn a few generations of Link down the line. Is particularly weak against hammers and being stabbed in the knee.
    • The Investigation Team sympathize with Link in this regard, as they all know what an encounter with one's own Shadow Archetype is like.
  • Oddly, he and Link's Arch-Enemy Ganondorf have never been direct allies, Dark Link usually acting of his own accord and Ganondorf only indirectly being involved with his creation once. Ganondorf has reportedly tried to contact Dark Link to hire him as a minion, but his messages haven't been returned.
    • There are theories that he is an aspect of Demise.
  • During the events of Super Smash Bros. Brawl he teamed up with Dark Samus, who was mistakenly referred to as Samus' dark side. She's not but Dark Link was content with whatever help he could get.
  • Vanitas's ascension made Dark Link rather nervous. Not only did Vanitas have the higher brain functionality that Dark Link was somewhat lacking, but he is technically the enemy without of TWO separate people. Vanitas has made it clear he isn't after Dark Link's position, and the two now share a mutual understanding and respect for one another.
    • However, after Vanitas was strip out of most of his tropes, leaving him with just Enemy Without, Dark Link vanished for a bit... and then reappeared after he had brutally killed a Darkside for this position.
  • Enjoys the greater power allowed by his new master, Cia. She regularly summons him to her side, sometimes with several copies of himself. Though some gods are creeped by the implications of Cia summoning multiple clones of Link...
  • Besides what some may think, "Shadow Link" is not really related to Dark Link. First, there can exist multiple Shadow Links at a time. Second, Shadow Link is quite capable of using Link's weapons. Third, Shadow Link spawns himself out of the Dark Mirror thanks to the help of Ganondorf. And then there was one time when Shadow Link helped the other Links to defeat Vaati, even if he had to sacrifice himself for that.
  • Dark Link recently took control of Link, and attacked Donald Duck and Goofy for an unknown reason. This got Sora's attention, which lead to him clashing with Dark Link. Sora won the battle, saved Link, and the four teamed up to fight some Heartless. Right now, they are trying to find out if Master Xehanort is allied with Dark Link.
    • Now that the two are in the same sub-house, Dark Link continues to use the Heartless to antagonize Sora. However, the Keyblade wielder has managed to assign a High Priestess, which he hasn't done until after the Friendship Asylum incident, which has made his task more difficult, not that he despairs from that.

    Midna 
Midna, Goddess of Non-Evil Dark Characters (Twilight Princess)
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Midna's true form 

    Sakura Kagami/Prism Cherry 
Sakura Kagami, Goddess of Sparkles (Prism Cherry)
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  • Lesser Goddess
  • Alignment: Neutral Good
  • Symbol: A sparkling mirror
  • Portfolio: Everything's Better with Sparkles, Light 'em Up, Heart Is an Awesome Power, Decoy Protagonist, Never Found the Body, Sixth Ranger, Stripperiffic,
  • Domains: Light, Magic, Friendship
  • Allies: The Pure Elements, Snow White, Bruno Bucciarati, Ma-Ti, Aquaman, Bright Man, Sora
  • Enemies: The Queen of Hearts, Chernabog, Zed,
  • Sakura Kagami never really stood out. She was never particularly dumb, but she wasn't really smart. She wasn't unfit, but she wasn't particularly athletic either. Everyone always described Sakura as average.
  • Several months after becoming Prism Cherry, Sakura became friends with Nami Aoki, one of the Pure Elements who then introduced Sakura to the rest of the Pure Elements as well as an honorary member.
    • Because Sakura ascended around the same time as the rest of the Pure Elements, her temple is often vacant as she spends a lot of time with the rest of her friends.
  • Sakura ascended to her title when the Court of the Gods noticed that Prism Cherry constantly visible sparkles around her.
  • Prism Cherry's magic allows her to change the reflections of what's shown in her mirror, which doesn't sound particularly useful, however, because of the shitty wording of "To freely change what’s shown in a mirror" it took nearly dying for Cherry to learn she could change the reflection of light to blind enemies or power up plants.
    • Because of her affinity for light magic, Prism Cherry has become enemies with other evil deities who use darkness magic such as Chernabog and Zed.
  • Sakura developed a quick friendship with other deities who came up with practical uses for a seemingly useless or confusing ability such as Aquaman, Bruno Bucchiarati and Ma-Ti.
  • It's not uncommon to see Prism Cherry being followed by a group of little girls following her around because they're attracted to her constant sparkling.
  • While Sakura's not usually a violent person, she has an undying hatred for the Queen of Hearts due to her appearance and personality being the spitting image of the murderer of two of the Pure Elements.

    Satsuki Kiryuin 
Satsuki Kiryuin, Goddess of Combat Stilettos and the Holy Backlight ( Scissor Sister, shared with Ryuko Matoi, her sister)
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Life Fiber Override Form 
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  • Theme: "鬼龍G@キLL" (Ga Kill), and when shit gets serious, KiryuwaKiLL
  • Lesser Goddess (Intermediate when wearing Junketsu but only in extreme cases)
  • Symbol: A heel surrounded by Holy Backlight
  • Alignment: Lawful Good (Was originally Lawful Neutral with Chaotic shades, pretended to be Lawful Evil)
  • Portfolio: Determinator, Good Is Not Nice, Broken Ace, Badass Normal, Catching Her Falling Little Sister From Space, Combat Stilettos, A Illuminating Entrance, Secretly plotting for years to take down COVERS, A Ridiculous skimpy Combat Outfit, Being clad in white, Drinking Tea, Being an Absurdly Powerful Student Council President, Wanting Revenge for Both Her Father and Presumed Dead Little Sister, Epic eyebrows, Trying to be a good big sister
  • Domains: Determination, Law, High Heels, Skimpiness, Planning
  • Allies: Ira Gamagoori, Nonon Jakuzure, Houka Inumuta, Uzu Sanageyama, Mako Mankanshoku, Senketsu, Jin Kazama, Queen Elsa, Stocking Anarchy, Iroh, Kuroka, Erza Scarlet, Eiji Hino/Kamen Rider OOO, Elizabeth Mably, Takatora Kureshima, Guts, Alfred Pennyworth, Cattleya, Garterbelt, Valentine, Kaito "Kite" Tenjo, The Guy, Roy Mustang, Lordgenome, Rossiu Adai, Olivier Mira Armstrong, Akame, Kamui Tokinomiya
  • Rivals: Vergil
  • Odd Friendship: Tsumugi Kotobuki, Mata Nui, Luxanna Crownguard
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Jin Kisaragi, Yoko Minato, Itachi Uchiha (covertly)
  • Enemies: Any god with World Domination plans, Ragyo Kiryuin, Nui Harime, Dio Brando, Yuuki Terumi, Wilhelm "Deathshead" Strasse, Big Brother, Corset, Scanty and Kneesocks, Griffith, Ryoma Sengoku/Kamen Rider Duke, Sora Takigawa/Gremlin, Tenjuro Banno, SHOCKER, World Destroyers
  • Special Relationship: Ryuko Matoi (tried to turn her into a Unwitting Pawn until it was revealed that they were sisters)
  • How do you become a goddess of Combat Stilettos, a trope that any goddess could have? By making it one of your most beloved trait. Once you hear that click of Satsuki's heel against pavement, expect fear, admiration, respect, and lust(?) to anybody who hears it.
    • Her heel boots aren't her other only desired feature as her very presence can an emit a magnificent light that can blind everybody not prepare. In this instant, people know she about to get serious. It even considered to have the same amount of impact that raising the flag in conquest.
  • Upon hearing of The Doctor's twelfth regeneration and his self-dubbed 'Attack Eyebrows' a small number of her followers attempted to have her approach the Greater God in hopes of having them compare. Needless to say, she refused to participate, referring to it as pointless. Besides, she doesn't consider her eyebrows to be big since they are taper at the edge.
  • She is constantly at odds with Vergil thanks to their mortal followers comparing the two. When it was revealed that Satsuki was really Ryuko's elder sister, the comparison became stronger. However, compare to Vergil, Satsuki really cares for Ryuko without trying to kill her.
  • She quickly became friends with Jin Kazama due hating the parents of the same gender and loving their other parent who disappeared.
  • Unbeknowst to Satsuki, her actions on the mortal realm have caught the attention of Itachi Uchiha, who is secretly planning to take her under his wing as her decisions reminds him of his relationship with Sasuke. Though, Satsuki didn't care for his action on Sasuke and how it pretty much mess him up later in life.
  • Big Brother feels betrayed by her, who he at one point considered her to be his successor.
  • After defeating Ragyo Kiryuin and finding a new purpose in life, Satsuki has been spending many of her free time with Ryuko, her sister, wanting and trying to be a good elder sister. Many in the pantheon think there new closeness is something much more. This disgust Satsuki because she would never have impure thoughts about her sister.
    I'm nothing like her.
  • Has been mistaken by many to be a sadist because of her heels and thinking she loves to stomp on people. Ryouna is one of those people and has visited Satsuki multiple times requesting that she stomp on her while calling her a pig in human clothing.
  • Despite her ascension, Satsuki is still trying to help better the world to make up for her actions in the past in her own universe. To that point, she has a fresh turned Rei Hououmaru station to end her life if she ever stray from her cause.
  • Became friends with both Mami Tomoe and Luxanna Crownguard after all three notice they sounded quite the same. All three has set up tea dates that they quite enjoy.
    • They are sometimes joined by Iroh who would bring in his most delicious tea.
  • Did not understand why the GUAG would commission Rarity to re-create Junketsu. Compared to Ryuko Matoi and Senketsu, Satsuki despises the White Kamui. Because she doesn't want to use it ever again, she has locked it away in the Treasure.
  • Became partners with one of the Yin-Yang dragon, Zekrom. People were surprise because they thought she would partner with Reshiran because both have white coloring. But Zekrom fits Satsuki better because the two represent ideal. Also, the black and white play off in the yin-yang motif.
  • Became very close to Alfred Pennyworth. His kind fatherly nature reminded her of Soroi, her own kind butler and father figure.
  • Was mistaken by Guts for an ascended Casca. He was disappointed when it wasn't her. He became angry however when he heard about her abuse from her mother that reminded him of what Griffith did to Casca. He instantly became allies with Satsuki and an enemy of Ragyou Kiryuin. The same goes for Satsuki and her hatred for Griffith.
  • When Satsuki met Takatora and learned about what he did in his own universe, it reminded her of her actions on her own world. In fact, the two have so much in common that they might be considered alternative selves to one another. The same applies to Rossiu after he ascended and they finally met.
  • Just like Ryuko and Anna, Satsuki has spent plenty of times with Queen Elsa after it was revealed that Ryuko and Satsuki were sisters. However, most of their interaction usually ends with both comparing how their sisters are better then the other.
  • Just like Ryuko, Satsuki found a surrogate parent in Cattleya who just happen to sound just like Satsuki. When Cattleya heard about her abuse from Ragyo, her first instinct was to bring Satsuki into a hug. Caught off guard, Satsuki succumb to the warm motherly hug.
  • When she met Garterbelt, she held nothing but contempt for him, as his interests reminded her of the mother that subjected her and her sister to so much torture. As time went on, however, she decided that he was nowhere as bad as Ragyo, and decided to work with him. Garter is happy to have two other girls that'll work better with him, though he can't get rid of the comparisons of them and the Anarchy sisters.
  • She got curious about the House of War for some reason and paid a visit there once, where she wound up running into Roy Mustang. Able to tell that she had military experience of some sort, Roy engaged Satsuki in a strategy debate until she accidentally mentioned Honnoji Academy as her source of experience. A few probing questions later, she was giving him a rough outline of her war to stop her mother's evil, and he was gaining respect for her journey, which he found very similar to his own.
  • Had gained that the attention of the Spiral King, Lordgenome. He knows how it feels to become evil to stop an even greater evil, and was even impressed that she was able to recruit the Elite Four through charisma and skill alone. They formed an alliance after Lordgenome vowed to oppose Ragyo and her plans.
  • Found a kindred spirit in Olivier Armstrong, another Amestrian military high ranking official like Mustang. She and Olivier share many of the same authoritative qualities in their leadership styles and thus get along easily.

    Zed 
Zed, The God Who Walks In The Shadows (The Master of Shadows)
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  • Theme Song: Master of Shadows
  • Lesser God
  • Symbol: His standing Shadow clone
  • Alignment: Teetering between Chaotic Neutral and Neutral Evil
  • Portfolio: Ninja, Shadow Manipulation And Walking/Teleporting To It, Evil Counterpart to Shen, Rejecting Destinies, Renegade Ionians, Delayed Death, Not Taking Losses Well, Decoy Getaway, Renegade Students, Tapping On Forbidden Technique, Wristblade Combat, Evil Laugh
  • Domain: Shadows, Ninja, Combat, Darkness, Power
  • Allies: Syndra (non-ascended), The Shredder, Zato-ONE
  • Rivals: Other Champions from Runeterra, Defenders of the Ancients, Akuma
  • Enemies: The Kinkou Order (especially Shen), The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Most Power Rangers in the Toku Base, proper Pantheon too, but especially Tommy Oliver and Jason Lee Scott, Cecil Harvey
  • The ascension of the Kinkou Order ninjas did not escape the ears of the Master of Shadows, their Arch-Enemy, Zed. Throughout his mastery over shadows, Zed has harnessed the arts of being extremely mobile by using his shadows as teleportation pods, granting him extreme mobility that allows him to become an unparallelled champion throughout the lands of Runeterra. It is with this consideration that Zed ascended... by appearing behind a certain someone best left unsaid through their shadow, and swatted them aside. And when another one strikes back... he just made his getaway by switching places with his other shadow.
    • And with that, he once again issued his challenge to the Kinkou Order, especially Shen, that he'll definitely wipe them out.
  • Zed has stated that he will push on to his training to master the Shadow power further, dissing any notions of 'balance', saying that it's all pure bull. Not only this pissed his main enemies (Kinkou Order), this also pissed Cecil Harvey, who is very much disturbed with his attempt to tilt the balance on darkness' favor.
    • This actually attracted the attention of Akuma, who saw his journey for power as 'interesting'. In turn, Zed becomes quite fascinated with his 'Shun Goku Satsu', and kept challenging Akuma to learn its secrets.
  • Due to how he looked and his dark personality, he earned the ire of the Power Rangers, especially Tommy and Jason, as his look and name evokes the image of their enemy Lord Zedd (note: Before he got hit with Zordon's purifying wave and became good). The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles aren't fond to him either, because he reminds them of The Shredder. Thankfully for Zed, he managed to contact the aforementioned Shredder and they became allies.
  • If he's rather bored and in a break phase, Zed humors himself by playing rock-paper-scissors with his Shadow. But if he lost... he never takes it well.
  • His Death Mark can give a spin of Kenshiro's phrase You Are Already Dead, if he hit the person enough and leave them alone, chances are, they could explode messily, if they are weak. Zed does not like weaklings.
  • When at one point Yasuo remarks if his mom sew his mask, Zed's response is a 'nope' followed by "You don't want to know what happened to my mom."
  • Possesses one of the more notorious Evil Laugh amongst Runeterra, or maybe even the Pantheon
  • Ionia is usually filled with honestly good individuals... but Zed stood out because he's a renegade to Ionia's good and neutral nature. So far, there's only one more individual that is similar in this department, the Dark Sovereign Syndra. Though she did not ascend, Zed was surprisingly cordial to her, honoring her as an ally, or maybe some people take it a bit further. Just don't let Zed hear that, though, otherwise he'll walk to your shadow behind and attack you on the pretense of 'being weak that you are distracted with trivial things'.
    • However, latter on, things has lessened a bit when it was discovered there was someone worse in Runeterra: Kada Jhin, and that Zed used to be normal and one of the people hunting him down, and that mission was the catalyst of his obsession of power. Even then, he had no intention to stop his attacks towards the Kinkou Order.
  • "The unseen blade is the deadliest."
    • But that phrase attracted many complains that Zed's blade is still visible and if he wants to make it consistent, he'll need to cloak his blades as well. He never responded to that complains.

Quasideities

     Koichi Kimura 
Koichi Kimura, God of The Sacred Darkness (Duskmon, Velgemon, Lowemon, Jagerlowemon/Kaiserleomon, Rhihimon)
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Lowemon 
Jagerlowemon 
Rhihimon 

    Vashta Nerada 
The Vashta Nerada, Divine Swarm of Deadly Darkness (Piranhas of the Air, "The Shadows that melt the flesh")
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The Vashta Nerada, "wearing" a corpse
  • Rank: Quasideities individually(can affect Lesser Deities)
  • Symbol: A second shadow
  • Theme Song: Forests of the Vashta Nerada
  • Alignment: True Neutral (just don't piss them off)
  • Portfolio: Darkness Equals Death, Stripped to the Bone, Swarms, It Can Think, Shadows, Fear Of The Dark, The Worm That Walks, Paranoia Fuel
  • Domains: Predation, Darkness, Paranoia, Fear
  • Followers: the Grue
  • Allies: Trevenant, the Lorax, Captain Planet, Balanar, Pitch Black, Jackie Estacado, Freddy Fazbear
  • On good terms with: The House of Plants
  • Rivals with: The Tyranids, The Wig-Wigs, Gluttony
  • On speaking terms with: The Doctor
  • Enemies: Anyone who harms their forest, particularly Mr Burns, Looten Plunder, Ragnaros the Firelord and Hexxus. Also Bright Man
  • Almost every species in the universe has an irrational fear of the dark. But it's not irrational-it's Vashta Nerada. These alien predators are microscopic, mistaken for the dust in sunlight. But in swarms, they are deadly. Feeding in the shadows, they can strip you to the bone in seconds. Unexplained disappearances of animals and even people can be explained by them. Reports of them were found in the Trope Pantheon, and in order to control them they were put under the rules that all gods have to follow. That, and they've earned their title.
  • There was a minor infestation of Vashta Nerada in the House of Knowledge, which caused some trouble. They've stopped causing issues now that they have their own temple and position as gods. But if you end up getting lost in their temple, run. For God's sake, run.
  • They are a truly terrifying organism, however they aren't malicious. Normally they're like any predator, and aren't going to just chow down on people. However if they're rightly angered, they'll strip you to the bone. This was the case on The Library, a planet-sized library where they'd eat anyone in the darkness. Their forests were sifted and pulped into the many books there, however the Doctor managed to find peace and they were left alone. The Library now functions as their temple, however unless they permit it don't enter.
  • Given what they are, they find it near-impossible to communicate with other members of the pantheon. To fix this, a corpse donated for science was given to them in a suit. They are capable of piloting it and use the donation as a means of speaking with other gods. As you can imagine, this just adds to their creep factor. Whenever they're "piloting" a body or about to eat someone, there will be a second shadow.
  • The one house that has absolutely nothing to fear from the Vashta Nerada is the House of Plants. They dwell in forests, and they're meat eaters so it's comforting there. Trevenant has been especially kind in serving as a host to them, so long as they promise not to touch anything with flesh in his temple. The House of Plants usually employs swarms of them to fend off those who might try to destroy or pollute the forests, such as Mr Burns and Hexxus.
  • They like the Lorax and Captain Planet. Having their forests taken down for massive library(when they could have just used futuristic computer libraries), they benefit from a good Green Aesop. That being said the Lorax and Captain Planet are creeped out by them and think they go too far, so the swarm has to behave around them.
  • So long as it's meat, a swarm of the Vashta Nerada can eat just about anything. Its hungering way makes it a rival to the Tyranids and Wig-Wigs for who's better at devouring life like an armada of locusts. Sometimes they compete with Gluttony over meat, which often ends with hordes of them being swallowed by Gluttony while he gets eaten alive over and over, regenerating from his Philosopher's Stone. Pride is interested in having them work in tandem with his shadows, but they don't seem interested.
  • Balanar likes them a lot, as do Pitch Black; they make the dark and night a thing to fear. To help out their causes they shelter the Vashta Nerada, and give them some delicious food.
  • They live in darkness, and as such the more light the weaker they are. Most gods make sure to have powerful lights in the presence of the Vashta Nerada. For this reason they dislike Bright Man. As Freddy Fazbear attacks in the dark, the Vashta Nerada sometimes help him out. Hey, he gets rid of "evil adults" and they don't chow on machines, while they get a free meal and some pizza.


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