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Pantheon / Personal Appearance

Personal Appearance and Equipment

Like the House of Defense, this house is perhaps less official than the others - many deities are affiliated with it, but very few stay here exclusively. Not a lot of Gods enjoy thinking that they're here solely because of a mustache. The common opinion of visitors is that this is a House for the vainest of the vain, where Gods spend all of their time preening and fussing over their features. In truth - well, some do exactly that. Others barely notice or care what they look like, and barely visit at all.

The most striking thing about this house is the mirrors. Several rooms have mirrored walls, ceilings, and floors, which can be disorienting. Visitors often have to be rescued after wandering around in a daze. Other rooms have spas, parlors, dressing rooms, and the like. This House is connected to both Houses of Love and Theater. Additionally, this House is also connected to the House of Profession, for those Gods about having a profession and looking attractive at it.

Due to the large amount of deities, this house has been split into the following divisions:


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The Apathetic Guardians of Figure

    Jack Ryan 
Jack Ryan, God of Featureless Protagonists
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  • Intermediate God
  • Symbol: A Wrench.
  • Allignment: True Neutral (default alignment), Neutral Good (if he chooses not to harvest any Little Sisters) or Neutral Evil (if he chooses to harvest all of the Little Sisters)
  • Followers: Hat Guy (Yu-Gi-Oh Tag Force series), Create-A-Bot (Transformers).
  • Allies: Subject Delta, Booker DeWitt and Elizabeth, Master Chief, (Insert Name Here). Alex Mason, the Tactician
  • Domains: Morality, Choices, Freedom.
  • "You" better not to mess with him when he's on a bad mood.
  • Has gotten very tired of people trying to order him around by adding "Would you kindly" to the orders. That will definitely put him in a bad mood, and won't work anyway: he cured the plasmid that caused that long ago..
  • When he learned that [[{{Profession Intermediate Gods Elizabeth set herself up to die so that Jack could fulfill his destiny of defeating Frank Fontaine and saving all the little sisters, Jack went up to her and hugged her before thanking her sincerely for letting him give those girls a joyful, normal life.]]

    Igor 
Igor, God of Creepy Good Alignment
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    Charles Xavier 
Charles Francis Xavier, God of Bald Psychics (Professor X)
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    Guan Yu 
Guan Yu (style name: Changsheng/Yunchang), God of Beards (Lord Guan, Saint Of War)
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  • Theme: Seki Feather
  • Greater God
  • Symbol: The Azure Dragon Weir Moon Blade stuck on the ground.
  • Alignment: Lawful Good
  • Portfolio: Honor Before Reason, Fabulous Beard, Spear, One-Man Army, Historical Hero Upgrade, Badass, Immune to Arrows.
  • Domains: War, Heroes, Beards.
  • Followers: Kan'u, Aisha, Eric Young, Commander Will Riker
  • Allies: Liu Bei and Zhang Fei, Zhao Yun, Guan Yinping, Sokka (as Wang Fire), Doctor Wong Fei-Hung: Tenth Tiger of Canton, Mami Tomoe, Daniel Bryan, Houyi
  • Enemies: Lu Bu.
  • Worthy Opponent: Tyr
  • His beard is so fabulous that the sight of it can convert many a visitor into a follower.
  • He has claimed that if not for Kratos, he would be the God of War. After a sound defeat at Kratos's blades, Guan Yu went into hiding, allowing his 'incarnations' Kan'u and Aisha to look for a good substitute position. Well, one could do worse than being the God of Beards.
    • Also regarding his titles, in one famous portrayal of him, he's mainly associated with divine dragons for the naming of his weapons; ranging from the Qinglong/Seiryuu (Azure Dragon), his brother Liu Bei's motif for the Huanglong/Kouryuu (Yellow Dragon), and even the Shenlong/Shinryuu (God/Divine Dragon). It is said that Chinese rulers in the past are often associated with Eastern dragons, so this may be a nod to his other sure-fire title as "Guandi/Kantei" (Emperor Guan).
      • Some people also name him "Guangong/Kankou" (Duke Guan), but to some it sounds like they're calling him "Ol' Guan" instead. Needless to say, Guan Yu himself is awkward about this.
      • However, Guan Yu himself states that historically, he never even touched the kind of weapon he was associated with. That was just a myth formed from his more popular novel-portrayal, and he states he clearly remembered using an actual halberd instead.
  • Why did he grow a beard? Also to mention, how is his skin so damn red?
  • Recently, he has put aside wondering why he grew a beard and, in a move that delighted Naoki Kashima and his followers, lent a portion of his power to demon summoners to aid them in battle.
  • Also as of recent, he's seen being accompanied with no less than four children. All his, all Badass on their own. Guan Yu seriously cares for his kids and the necks of anyone endangering them will have an appointment with his Azure Dragon.
    • His youngest and only daughter has ascended much to his delight. Now he shall patiently wait for his sons to ascend.
      • Sadly, some gods have commented on his children's blind visions on continually spouting on about how great their father is. Guan Yu himself is disturbed by this matter and is thinking hard about how to make them pursue their own visions.
  • Allegedly taught Tomoe 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 is fond of Lord Guan as a scholar and a gentleman.
  • He has also seen fighting side-by-side or having brawls with various deities like Hercules, Thor, Zeus. Guan Yu considered fighting with or against them a great honor, but it turns out that he didn't quite understand the concept about 'joke'. Upon further investigation, it was concluded that this was because according to his views, War Is Hell and to joke about it is to insult those who died in it.
    • He also accidentally triggered a change in Aphrodite, when he was protected with her Undying Love, and he in turn shares his Conviction to her, it removed an element of the Pandora's Box plaguing her. It didn't change much about her personality, but it let open to the Pantheon that she's a Broken Bird with insecurity issues. At the very least, Guan Yu is glad that such devilish element cannot threaten the Pantheon again, especially seeing how last time it ruined the Greek Pantheon until Kratos demolished everything.
  • He's surprisingly more...civil when people mentioned about his blunders in Fan Castle and perhaps how in some sources he was in fact a mediocre general. He admitted that he could have handled the situation better like treating his subordinates better and not underestimating both Lu Meng and Lu Xun (getting Yinping to marry another person he doesn't approve is still a big no-no, though) and above all, getting his pride over the head so much was considered his greatest failure, that he thinks he deserved such karmic payback (he also mentions his historical-self was even more of an asshat and was a massive sucker for flattery); now he's not very vocal about himself and feels most of his current deeds are a bit empty.
    • Apparently after he was called out about the heads he cut off, he had an epiphany and decided to atone for that sin by protecting villages from the cruel and selfish on demand, even as just a spirit. Continued services as such and people actually putting their faith on him allowed him to get redeemed and eventually ascended as the Saint of War. And as of why he's about the beard here...it's just a regulation thing, he doesn't mind.
      • He's also been apologizing to Huang Zhong and Ma Chao as of lately, since he was easily offended by them via his historical-self as they had possible blows dealt to his bloated ego. However, he doubts he can make amends with his prior subordinates Shi Ren (AKA Fu Shiren) and Mi Fang, especially their historical-counterparts.
  • One of his mortal friends is none other than Wei's Zhang Liao. However, Guan Yu prefers that no one mentions about how he's gay for him and calls him "Prince Wenyuan" lovingly. They are not like that, even if they have high respects to each other. Both of them in their most popular portrayals even have the same naming motif for their weapons in the Asian scripts, only Zhang Liao wields the more practical gouliandao/kourentou (hook sickle blade), since Guan Yu's iconic yanyuedao/engetsutou (weir moon blade) is said to be too heavy to wield.
    • Sadly, while Zhang Liao himself has switched to dual hand-axes, Guan Yu hopes for the day he'll take up his gouliandao again.
      • He also shows the same towards Xu Huang. One could say that Guan Yunchang could start his own Power Trio with both Zhang Wenyuan and Xu Gongming one day apart from his brothers.
  • Guan Yu apparently keeps a copy of the famous Chunqiu Zuoshi AKA Zuo Zhuan, and they say it's his favorite book to read and study. However, the same can't really be said for his historical-self however, due to his massive jerkass nature and the fact that him reading the book in the first place may be a myth.
  • Also points out to some style name-enthusiasts that he has had two style names; his first one was "Changsheng", while the second one that's been milked by all of his media portrayals so far is "Yunchang". To this day, Guan Yu himself doesn't know whether he actually did change his style name, or the confusion being the result of some messed up texts (via writing the characters for his style name wrong).
    • Also in some circles, especially in Japanese his title of "God of War" may or may not be read as the "Junshen/Gunshin", literally translated as the "Army God".


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