Pantheon: Narrative Demi Gods And Quasideities
Aerith Gainsborough, Goddess of Long-Spoiled Spoilers
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Alan Wake, God of Badass Authors
- Symbol: Her hair Ribbon.
- Alignment: Neutral Good
- Portfolio: White Magician Girls, Magically-Inclined Mysterious Women, Martyrdom, Dying, Staves and Pole Weapons, Flower Girls.
- Domain: Spoilers, White Magic, Protection, Light.
- Allies: Cloud, Tifa, and most good-aligned Final Fantasy deities.
- Enemies: Sephiroth, and to a lesser extent, most of the other Warriors of Chaos.
- After her ascension, someone hung a flashing neon sign reading "SHE DIES" over her resting quarters in the Pantheon. It's become a sort of running gag among the more mischievous gods to come up with some sort of humiliating punishment should they come across someone surprised by said sign. Thus far, no victims have been reported.
- It has been said her position came with a book containing knowledge of every spoiler and plot twist in every work of fiction that does, has, or will ever exist. Fortunately for everyone she's kept a close eye on it and is considerate enough to not reveal anything too drastic from its contents. However, she has mixed feelings about her death being listed on the first page.
- She's also present in the House of Knowledge.
Beck, God of Picking Up Where Other Heroes Left Off
- Symbol: A pen crossed with a revolver.
- Alignment: Lawful Good
- Portfolio: Typewriters, Revolvers, Flashlights, Flare Gun, Genre Savviness.
- Domains: Light, Literature, Knowledge
- Follower: Rick Riordan.
- Allies: Maxwell, Stephen King, J. K. Rowling.
- Shortly after ascension, Alan mysteriously vanished from the face of the earth, unable to be found by any god or goddess. He is believed to have orchestrated this disappearance in some way, although none know how.
(Mighty No. 9, "Jump-and-Shoot-Man 2
Rod Serling, The Crypt Keeper, and RL Stine, Gods of Hosting Horror Anthologies
Jaune Arc, God of Those Who Represent The Audience
- Leitmotif: "Twilight Zone opening" (Rod Serling), "Tales from the Crypt intro" (The Crypt Keeper), "Goosebumps intro" (R.L. Stine)
- Demigods (RL Stine is more of a Lesser God for having more diverse works and if Rod Serling tapped into the true potential of the Twilight Zone he borders on as Intermediate God)
- Symbol: A starry nebula with the words "Twilight Zone" (Rod Serling), A cobweb covered chair (The Crypt Keeper), and Slappy the Dummy (R.L Stine)
- Alignment: Neutral Good (Rod Serling), Chaotic Good (R.L Stine) and Chaotic Neutral (The Crypt Keeper)
- Portfolio: hosting horror shows, telling collections of stories (some of them for kids) (R.L. Stine), unexpected endings (that may be cruel, happy, have the protagonist learn a horrifying truth, have karma get characters in the end, have everything start all over again, the protagonist or characters dead, the enemy winning but most of the time mandatory), teaching lessons to people (Rod Serling), making "ghoul" puns (The Crypt Keeper).
- Domains: Horror, Stories, Aesops, Unexpected Endings.
- Allies: HP Lovecraft, Voltaire, Uncle Howee (for RL Stine).
- High Priest: The Midnight Society.
- There was a bit of a debate for these three gods as they all had their own tales of horror that gave them a right to obtain godhood. After a debate by the powers that be, it was decided that all three would each share the title. Seeing as the three all had their own stories to tell—and could probably learn more from each other on their own breed of story telling, the three agreed.
- Each of the gods have their own stories to tell for whomever wants to listen to them. Traversing through their temple, however, is a bit difficult due to Rod Serling's temple unexpectedly leading people into the Twilight Zone as it were. It should be noted in that Rod Serling does not have control of the Twilight Zone; he only tells the stories in relation to them.
- R.L Stine has warned many of the child gods who read his works to beware... they're in for a scare!
- Miyuki Hoshizora has read many of their works and is slightly angry that the majority of them don't have happy endings. The three have pointed out that Horror stories aren't supposed to be happy to begin with. However, she is thankful and relieved for the ones that actually do have happy endings.
- The Cutie Mark Crusaders once came by here to have a story help them gain their Cutie Marks. Instead, the three gods weaved a story so horrifying that the had nightmares for weeks. Thankfully Princess Luna was there to approach them in their dreams and help them face the horrors that came from the stories.
- Nicholas St. North was said to weep tears of joy when he saw the episode of The Twilight Zone called "Night of the Meek", thanking Serling for making such a beautiful tale about Christmas.
- Many gods in the House of Technology worked together to create an arcade pinball machine that replicates the tales and eeriness of Rod Serling's anthology. It's a huge hit and now is located in the House of Gaming.
- He also has a ride known as the "Tower of Terror" where visitors get to reenact the story of how a family of five died after lightning struck the elevator that was taking them to the thirteenth floor. Again, this is also a huge hit.
- The three are very popular with many of the darker gods in the pantheon for their horrible stories (and also because many of them don't have happy endings, but Rod Serling stories do have good endings). Alice, alongside Hansel and Gretel have them read as bedtime stories.
- Jack Skellington has asked them for new material for his Halloween performances and has a collection of their stories in his Temple for a bit of light reading.
- The Crypt Keeper has become very annoyed with one Artix von Krieger who can't control that paladin impulse to smite the undead. For this, the Crypt Keeper has started to buy lots of pink things to make Artix turn the other direction.
- The Crypt Keeper can be a pretty nice guy when he's not making stories to scare the shit out of people. In fact, Arnold Schwarzenegger actually helped host a tale with the Crypt Keeper...while training the Crypt Keeper with heavy weights.
- RL Stine was happy to find one of his creations, Uncle Howee, in the Pantheon. Rod Serling was mixed as there was An Aesop regarding television as a teaching aid (but also agreed that the main character got what was coming to him), and Crypt Keeper laughs at the craziness of the titular Uncle Howee.
- The three have learned of the "Friendship Asylum", and all of them—for some odd reason—are completely immune to the asylum's effects. They have decided to chronicle the events of the Asylum as best as they can, being invisible observers to the madness.
Joanne Murray, Current Wielder of Chekhov's Gun
- Symbol: His weapon, Crocea Mors (A sword and collapsible shield)
- Alignment: Neutral Good
- Portfolio: Moron on the outside, badass on the inside, the one who is told all about the things regarding the world, having severe lacking fighting skills compared to others, having lots potential but no skills, originally being deadweight before increasing his combat prowess, having the most normal, yet still capable, weapon set ever, trying his best to pick up chicks, golden hair and heart, keeping promises even if they end up embarrassing him.
- Domains: Audience, Fighting, Fantasy
- Enemies: All bullies in the Pantheon, all gods in the House of Villainy and Hatred.
- Was called to the Pantheon and at first was ashamed because he thought they were catching him for forging approval papers. Instead, the powers that be admitted that he fit Audience Surrogate pretty well and, after the resulting fight in Forever Fall, gave him a Demigod standing. Ruby Rose hugged him in delight.
- However for Jaune to be accepted, the gods had to place Spike in the Unsorted. Their reasoning was that Spike never acted upon the Audience Surrogate trope he was designated for. Spike took it all in stride, as he knows that there will be a house just for him, and wished Jaune the best of luck.
- When he ascended, he had to ride a special jet plane that left him a little...air sick. The first thing he did before his meeting with the Council was vomit in a nearby trashcan. The Trollkaiger love to laugh at his nickname, "Vomit Boy". Jaune takes it in stride as, in his opinion, it's better than being stuffed into rocket lockers.
- Trains super hard with the likes of Link to improve his skill with the sword and shield. Also hopes to work with Lucario to help unlock more of his powers of Aura. This is so that when his fellow teammates make it to the Pantheon, he would be able to fight alongside them. Team RWBY has also been willing to train him.
- Tries his best to impress many of the goddesses in the House of Love, but usually falls flat on his face doing so.
- After learning of "Project: Alternate Gentaro", Jaune wanted to take a look at the damage. Unfortunately, the Friendship Asylum got to him, brainwashing him into a slave of its own. Team RWBY is on the case, hoping to get their friend back.
King Gator, God of WTF Moments
- Demigoddess (Normal Human, but with a great power over Chekhov's Gun that allowed her into the Pantheon)
- Symbol: The Harry Potter series.
- Alignment: Neutral Good
- Portfolio: All Manner of Things that are Used, Forgotten About, and Then Come Back To Bite.
- Domains: Secrets, Hidden Things, Details You Didn't Notice the First Time.
- Followers: All previous wielders.
- Ally: Alan Wake.
- Underlings: Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, Luna Lovegood, Lord Voldemort, Bellatrix Lestrange, Dolores Umbridge, Draco Malfoy, Cornelius Fudge, Sybil Trelawney.
- All of the Harry Potter disgraces hate her, as she the author of the canon that they seek to refute. They have attempted to attack her directly, and have learned the hard way that Jo is not to be messed with, as not only can she use the powers that Chekhov's Gun grants her very well, but every character that she created can be expected to come to her aid in times of need.
- Is hated by a lot of Sue-Authors (as well as Rose Potter) because they don't understand how Jo's work was hailed as great literature, while their own creations are condemned to the Disgraces, even though Jo uses characters that are "lesser" than those made by Sue-authors. Jo does not respond to their various challenges, preferring to let the true merits of the Harry Potter series and the fan reaction to the Sues speak for itself.
- Although that's her official policy, it is suspected that she created the character of Nymphadora Tonks as a response to these characters, as Tonks is a fully-realized character with many of the superficial traits of Mary Sues.
- A group of schismatics has also claimed that she wrote My Immortal, just to prove that she was better at everything writing-related than her fans, including writing badly. This sect is mostly ignored.
- J.K. Rowling was not the first wielder of Chekhov's Gun. That belonged to the one who invented it, whose name is lost to time. She is simply the current one. Before her was Anton Chekhov, who named the fool thing, so his wielding of it was kind of inevitable. J.K. ascended to her position by her use of many and varied styles of Chekhov's Gun, aside from the basic Chekhov's Gun and Chekhov's Gunman (not that she doesn't have a lot of them too). She has Chekhov's Gift, Chekhov's Classroom, The Legend of Chekhov, and more. Nothing in Harry Potter comes without Foreshadowing. This quality of hers led to her being presented with the power over the artifact, which she uses to great effect (of course, a savvy viewer could have found that out long beforehand).
- The Gun itself is still an artifact, and still kept in the Pantheon Treasure chambers, but J.K. can summon it out, and lend it for the use of lesser writers, and use it herself, to great effect due to the nature of reality in the Trope Pantheons.
- Has written books other than the Harry Potter series; The Casual Vacancy and The Cuckoo's Calling. The latter she wrote under a pen name, Robert Galbraith. It took four months before she was outed.
Parker Lewis and Ferris Bueller, Dual Gods of Zany Scheming
Tanaka Yutaka, God of Mood Whiplash
Elan, God of Genre Savvy Morons
- Theme Song: "Let's Make Music Together"
- Symbol: The Big Lipped Alligator Moment Insignia◊
- Alignment: Chaotic Neutral
- Portfolio: Randomness, Crossdressing, Talking and Singing Animals
- Domains: Animal, Chaos, Trickery.
- Ascended in a massive, freaky, suggestive all-singing-all-dancing show that nobody has ever talked about since. 'Cept Deadpool, but he's weird like that.
- Rumors still abound, however, that he still shows up and tries to convince various deities to do a dance number with him. These rumors remain unconfirmed, mostly because very few ever actually talk about them afterwards.
Lieutenant Mary Sue, Goddess of Parody Sues
- Symbol: Banjo, God of Puppets.
- Alignment: Chaotic Good
- Portfolio: Genre Savvy, Lack of any other Savvy, Banjos.
- Domain: Illusion, Wisdom (only aplies to genre related knowledge), Inspiration.
- Allies: Ascended: Flonne
- Unascended: The rest of the Order of the Stick
- Enemies: Xykon, Tarquin
- Elan was raised up by Banjo himself, as his high priest.
- As the only member of the Order of the Stick in the Pantheon, he has been working hard to get some of his teammates to ascend. Currently, the Court of the Gods have not given him a reply but he remains hopeful.
- Likes to sing about whatever he's doing and jump through windows as part of a dramatic entrance.
- He has been laying low ever since he discovered that his evil father, Tarquin, and his team's nemesis, Xykon, have both ascended.
(The Original Sue)
Vince Russo, God of Implausible Plot Twists
- Symbol: A Starfleet Badge, but shinier than usual.
- Alignment: Neutral Good
- Portfolio: Parodies Of The Mary Sue Concept, The Youngest Lieutenant In The Fleet At Fifteen And A Half Years Old, Half-Vulcan, Incorruptible Pure Pureness.
- Domains: Space, Beauty, Perfection, Parodies.
- Followers: All Non-Disgraced Mary Sues (though she wishes that they wouldn't, they just missed that her fanfiction is a parody).
- Allies: James T. Kirk, Spock, Leonard McCoy (she met them in her fic).
- In Good Terms With: The Protectors Of The Plot Continuum.
- Headbutting Heroines With: Ichigo Momomiya.
- Enemies: The Disgraces, for trying to bring her back to Mary Suetopia.
- High Priest: Ensign Sue (her successor).
- Mary Sue died heroically saving the Enterprise, but members of the House of Theater found her casket floating through space and discovered that she was not quite dead. They revived her, and she immediately stood trial for being a Mary Sue (in fact, the one who named the trope). She was thrown to the Disgraces, but changing standards of what makes a Sue rendered her sins small potatoes, and that combined with her satirical intent allowed her to jump to Purgatory, and then return to the Pantheon.
- Despite her redemption, many of the Disgraces still see her as the original Sue and follow her. This greatly embarrasses Mary, and she has tried to get them off her back, but with no success.
- Spends most of her time in the Pantheon trying to prove that she's worthy of being a true Goddess. She has won over several of the members of the Pantheon, mostly Gods with a sense of humor, but others remain hostile and suspicious of her.
- Surprised everyone, including the PPC, when she asked them for a role as an agent. They accepted (though not without first checking to make sure they hadn't gone hallucinatory), and now Mary Sue works for their organization, taking out Sues her own way.
- She's currently happy with her current role in this house... however, Kirk is trying to seduce her like the another time, she's not pleased. She's having a hard time convincing him that she's not that type of Sue.
(Mr. Russoriffic, Mr. Crash TV)
- Symbol: A mash-up of the WWE, WCW and TNA logos.
- Alignment: Varies, depending on the storyline
- Portfolio: Shocking Swerves, Controversial Figures, Double Face Heel Turns, Signature Styles, Fingerpokes of Doom, Protection from Editors, Being the Co-Creator of the WWE Attitude Era, Fun with Acronyms, Gimmick Matches (Mostly Objects on a Pole), Worked Shoots, Pointy Haired Bosses, Plots That Take Place in Confusing Events.
- Domain: Avarice, Chaos, Craft, Retribution, Wealth.
- Former Boss: Vince McMahon.
- Former Partner: Tony Schiavone.
- Opposed by: Smarks, Jim Cornette.
- High Priest: M. Night Shyamalan.
- Russo recently challenged and defeated M. Night Shyamalan for the throne in a steel cage match. The cage had an invisible electric grid on it, and Shyamalan burned to death trying to escape... or did he?
- Turns out Shyamalan is still alive, and as a compensation prize, he's assigned as Russo's High Priest.
- For the shock of everyone, he's part of the Pantheon Wrestling Federation. Fortunately, he's assigned to sub-booker since nobody wants the plots to be swerved if he would be the main booker.