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

    Charles Xavier 
Charles Francis Xavier, God of Bald Psychics (Professor X)
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    Guan Yu 
Guan Yu (style name: Changsheng/Yunchangnote ), God of Beards (Lord Guan, Emperor Guan, Duke Guan, Holy Emperor Lord Guan, Marquis Zhuangmou, Duke Zhonghui, Prince Zhuangmou Yiyong Wu'an Yingji, Prince of Xianling Yiyong Wu'an Yingji, Holy Ruler Deity Guan, Immortal of Chongning, Sangharama Bodhisattva Lord of the Magnificent Beard, Saint Of War, Guan Cena)
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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, 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, Tryndamere
  • Enemies: Lu Bu, Diaochan, Sima Yi, Arthas Menethil.
  • Rival: Xiahou Dun
  • 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. That being said, eventually he admitted that him being 'God of War' was an overbloated view, a more accurate version would be 'God of Brotherhood'.
  • At one point, one of said incarnations, Kan'u, asked if this part of her dream is true: That he beheads his opponents and then drinks their blood from the neck. Even Guan Yu was rolling his eyes on the blood-drinking part (he admits of having a tendency to behead/bisect his enemies, however), "Did I really do that?"
    • However, Guan Yu states that he did remember famously beheading Hua Xiong in the novel once... even if Sun Jian was the one who historically took him down. As he says: "Blame the novel's events on Lord Yuan Shu, if you will. Even IF he did it just to make sure Lord Sun Wentai was loyal to their cause."
  • Why did he grow a beard? Also to mention, how is his skin so damn red like a matured da'te as they say? For the former, it's just a regulation thing, so he doesn't mind; at least it was consistent to every one of his other selves that he often mysteriously sees on altars in Chinese shops to this day. Guan Yu tries his best to hide his face because of this whenever he goes out somewhere to eat.
  • 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.
  • 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.
    • That said, to differentiate from Kratos, Guan Yunchang may call himself the "Army God" instead of the "God of War", which is the literal translation of his moniker in many Asian accounts.
  • There was a lot of things that he did that was overhyped by one of the greatest novels in his land, which included the aforementioned beheading of Hua Xiong, passing through five gates, and a lot of overrated things. Guan Yu has made it clear that people should think twice before overhyping him, he's no perfect and virtuous man, he may be loyal and honorable, but he's also arrogant as claimed possibly in his historical self's records and even with his novel portrayal. His afterlife version has apparently learned his lessons.
    • Hilariously enough, Xiahou Dun, one of his rivals, can also relate to him since he too, is overhyped by a certain someone named Akihiro Suzuki...Guan Yu despite noticing Yuanrang's animosity towards him can easily relate and shrug at the whole matter.
    • After a bit of research on that, Naoki theorized that this whole historical version of Guan Yu might be spotted at the Midnight Channel... as Guan Yu's Shadow. After confirming this, there's one thing that ran to his mind:
    • As it turned out, he received reports that there was a misinformed realm that believed the reverse of that novel and almost changed the face of perception (that his historical self is horrible without any redeeming qualities). Guan Yu wanted to make sure that the misinformation end as quick as possible, but has taken his historical misdeeds into account such as stealing from Sun Quan's crops to feed his own new recruits at Fan Castle while also bad-mouthing his ambassador for Guan Yinping's hand in marriage to one of Sun Quan's other sons (having someone else touch his daughter is still a big no-no).
      • He also wishes most of his children can decide their own destinies and not to blindly follow in his own spotlight as with his aforementioned flaws.
  • 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. He's a bit upset that he dropped his iconic gouliandao ("hook sickle blade") for a pair of axes, and wishes one day for him to pick it up again.
    • Also wonders if the same awkward thing may apply to his other friend Xu Huang (style name: Gongming)....he himself states that he wonders how the two of them are friends in the first place since Xu Huang was said to historically be a bit of an introverted workaholic...Zhang Liao had something to do with it perhaps? But it also helps in that Xu Huang's motif for the White Tiger is a foil to Guan Yu and Zhang Liao's Azure Dragon motif.
  • Guan Yu apparently keeps a copy of the famous Chunqiu Zuoshi AKA Zuo Chuan (Zuo Propagate), and they say it's his favorite book to read and study, though Guan Yu himself has said his historical self disagrees since part of his ambiguous historical records have stated he's not one to enjoy scholars.
  • He has once shared his knowledge with Tryndamere, enough to share with him an 'extra cloth'. Of course, he then learned that the information about the clothes were leaked to Arthas Menethil and the latter ended up making an 'outfit' for his own based on that. Guan Yu is not amused, his image is one that is used to protect the innocents, not spread evil! His historical-self was already a horrible enough person as is!
  • Another notable aspect of Guan Yu? The Chinese people like giving him very big and intimidating titles. In 1614, the Wanli Emperor bestowed on Guan Yu the title "Holy Emperor Guan, the Great God Who Subdues Demons in the Three Worlds and Whose Awe Spreads Far and Moves Heaven". During the Qing dynasty, the Shunzhi Emperor gave Guan Yu the title of "Guan, the Loyal and Righteous God of War, the Holy Great Deity" in 1644. This title was expanded to "Guan the Holy Great Deity; God of War Manifesting Benevolence, Bravery and Prestige; Protector of the Country and Defender of the People; Prow and Honest Supporter of Peace and Reconciliation; Promoter of Morality, Loyalty and Righteousness", a total of 24 Chinese characters, by the mid-19th century. Guan Yu himself wishes he could just stick to one or just a few small titles...
  • Unlike a certain show that was more 'fantasy-based' portraying his era, Guan Yu is fine with frogs.
  • His Instant Awesome: Just Add Dragons! motif is noted to be taken up a notch with his aforementioned Chinese title of Emperor Guan, with his weapons literally being named after the Azure Dragon, Yellow Dragon and God Dragon. However, Guan Yu despite his fame of wielding a weir moon blade (AKA guandao) in the first place, he clearly remembers his historical self wielding a halberd instead; Guan Yunchang merely scratches his head over the whole matter.
    • "Don't try to lift that kind of weapon on your own....it's weight is beyond most....try a gouliandao instead if you must."

    Igor 
Igor, God of Creepy Goodness
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