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

    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, 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.
    • 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 in regards to the yanyuedao/engetsutou (weir moon blade) itself, Guan Yu himself states that historically, he never even touched the kind of weapon he was associated with (it was developed around the very late Song Dynasty). That was just a myth formed from his more popular novel-portrayal, and he states he clearly remembered using an actual halberd instead.
      • It would also seem regarding his motif with the aforementioned Shenlong, it seems another Shenlong himself (albeit with his name often mispronounced as "Sheh-n-rah-n") seems to have taken a liking to him, which pretty much has given Guan Yu slight interest in the Dragon Balls.
  • 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 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.
      • 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.
      • 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 due to his poor leadership of them (but at the same time historical Mi Fang DID screw up one job of his). At least Huang Zhong was civil about it and reminds him that no one is perfect, not even when there's some hyperbolizing, while he got a letter from Ma Chao who hasn't ascended, basically telling him that for all of Guan's historical self's fault, he would still come off a little better than Ma Chao's, who was in fact a ruthless monster or sorts... Even Houyi also assured him that he had a similar life about ending up like an asshole.
      • He's also been apologizing to both Sun Quan and Lu Meng as well, especially the former since historically at Fan Castle, Guan Yu had to plunder his supplies at a nearby area in order to feed his new recruits. Historical Sun Quan was understandably pissed off, which built up to Guan Yu's defeat and death, though the current Sun Quan is shrugging along with both him and Sun Ce saying "things just went very wrong during those times. It happens."
      • 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:
    "I am my own opponent? This will be difficult...!"
  • 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, even though Guan Yu and him point out that the historical Xu Huang was a workaholic introvert (Odd Friendship much?). 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. Only time will tell when the two of them will ascend next to Guan Yu.
      • He's also recently learned that a playable portrayal of Zhou Cang shall soon join him, even if that one guy who carried around his weir moon blade all the time was entirely fictional.
  • 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.
    • Lu Meng/Lu Ziming however, has stated that in this new age "where historical-selves don't have to plague the land", he would be glad to be Guan Yunchang's study partner. Meanwhile, Xiahou Dun is telling him to brush up on both his skills and spirit to make sure nothing weighs him down in their upcoming honest fight.
  • 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".
  • 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.


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