Pantheon: Trope Pantheons

We here at TV Tropes love to categorize things. Tropes, television shows, books, and even people. So, we eventually got to thinking: What would things be like if the world were run entirely on tropes (which it very well could be)? Who would be the Gods and Goddesses? Who would be their worshippers? Obviously, there can never be one singular deity to watch over everything... so we pooled our resources and tried to come up with as many ideas as possible. No initial payment required to enter... it's all in good fun.

Not to be confused with Religion Tropes.

This section of the wiki contains a great deal of spoilers, including many unmarked spoilers. You Have Been Warned.

The Pantheon now has its own trope page. If you have questions or suggestions, go here for ascensions, here for Tales and Stories, and here for Reworks and new houses.

Trying to find someone but there are too many Houses and Gods to look through? Here's a database for finding your favorite characters! Lost? Here's a guide to know the ups and downs of The TV Tropes Pantheon!

Alternatively, you can go to the following to see which characters have already been picked (arranged by medium):

Read the instructions and bring it over to the Discussion thread before you add, move, remove, or replace a new deity. We cannot stress this enough.

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    Deity Template 
Template for adding a new deity:

God X, God/dess of (Insert Trope Here) (Alternate names/Nicknames, Fan Nickname)
  • An image, if possible. Please use official art or a screenshot for a picture.
  • Rank: This can range from Quasideity, Demigod, Lesser God, Intermediate God, Greater God, to Overdeity. This doesn't always have to be a representation of power, but it can also represent influence in the Pantheon.
  • Symbol: An image or icon used to represent the deity.
  • Theme Song: Song that usually is used in affiliation with the character. If the deity is a musician this will most likely be their Signature Song. If possible, give a link for reference, preferably on YouTube.
  • Alignment: Good, evil, neutral etc. Forget about The Great Character Alignment Debate here, the Pantheon is one of the few places where you can assign Dungeons & Dragons alignment to characters that don't have alignment system. After all, the Pantheon is based on D&D.
  • Portfolio: Tropes associated with the character.
  • Domains: Things that the character has influence over.
  • Followers: Non-ascended characters that are not part of the Pantheon, but would probably worship this character.
  • Allies: Members of the Pantheon that are allies.
  • Rivals: Members of the Pantheon that are rivals.
  • Enemies: Members of the Pantheon that are foes.
  • Additional Character Relationships: Members of the Pantheon that have various relationships (examples include Enemy Mine, Vitriolic Best Buds, Teeth-Clenched Teamwork, Headbutting Heroes, Friendly Enemy, Friendly Rival, Just Friends, etc.) other than allies, rivals, or enemies.
  • Respected by/Respects: A deity whom the members of the Pantheon respect or are respected by.
  • Pitied by/Pities: A deity whom the members of the Pantheon feel pity for or find pitiable.
  • Opposed by/Opposes: Not necessarily the same as "Enemies", but this is used for any deity whom the members of the Pantheon directly opposes or is opposed by, regardless of alignment.
  • Conflicting Opinion: Sometimes, the Deities argue over specific themes and philosophies.
  • High Priest: Non-ascended, but loyal character that would make a worthy replacement in case something would happen. Also can be served as part-time worker in case the originals are busy with some jobs. Co-Godhood is accepted depending on the approval of the originals.
  • Herald: Like High Priests, they're non-ascended loyal characters, but they're from the same series as the ascended character, but they're replacements.
  • Now add some random trivia/facts about events/alignments/moments/fights/friendships/relations etc.
  • And some more trivia/facts.
  • And a couple of more.

    Instructions and Tips 
Here are some tips one should keep in mind when editing:
  • Please use the Trope Pantheons discussion thread in the forums if you wish to add a new deity, story, or something else of importance to the Trope Pantheon canon. You can also get some assistance in the forum thread. Submissions that are added without discussion are likely to be deleted.
  • If the character you are about to add to a House already exists in another, make sure to mention that this god has spots in other houses as well.
  • When writing facts/trivia about gods, try not to contradict what has already been written elsewhere.
  • When writing down the name of a Theme Song, try to avoid calling it "Theme of God X" or "Theme of (Show where God X originates from)". If possible, try to find out if the song has an actual name.
  • When adding an image for your God, make sure that it is not too big unless you wish to write more about the god you have chosen.
  • If you feel the need to remove a god for some reason and replace him/her with another, please see what the other tropers think about this in the discussion thread before doing anything hasty. If you're lucky, maybe both of them can share the title "Gods of (Insert Trope Here)".
  • A certain trope can have more than one God. It is not advisable, but it is not forbidden. Just ensure that this second God will bring in new flavor of the trope. If you have doubts on how to bring the other flavors, consult the Discussion Page.
    • Case in point: In the original Greek Mythology (and later Roman Mythology), both Ares/Mars and Athena/Minerva share the title of 'God/Goddess of War', and even then, they differ in flavor: Ares is about brutal warfare, Athena is about war strategies and finesse, while Mars took up some of Athena's elements that he kinda differs out than Ares. If the original myth can do this, why the hell not for the Pantheon?
  • Be creative! If you need some time to work out your potential deity's profile, use the Pending Gods page to get help. Incomplete and/or low-quality entries are more likely to get deleted or replaced.
  • When writing about a God who just happens to be a person in real life, just try to be very careful about what you decide to say. See also the Rules section. Especially the 1st bullet point.
  • All deities should be sorted by their divine ranking. Put Overdeities on the top of the page and Quasideities on the bottom. Also be sure to add them in alphabetical order by their first/given name.
  • Occasionally there will be Gods that carry a title without a trope. This is not forbidden, but it's well advised not to abuse them. Aside from introducing too many niche concepts, there are still chances for new tropes related to your chosen deity's title to be launched through YKTTW...
  • Maximum number of tropes what a god should have is three, but don't try to abuse that fact. If you need to use a second trope to specify a certain thing about their position, that can be excused.
  • Some series will eventually have greater representation in the Pantheon than others. This is unavoidable, but a little diversity helps, as well. Try to ensure that if you add a deity from a popular series, make sure that it's because they're a good representative for the trope in question, and not just because they're connected to another deity in their respective canon.
  • As far as deities from actual mythologies (Greco-Roman, Norse, Japanese, etc.) are concerned, try not to replicate the default myths about their characters and use a fictional counterpart instead. In other words, if you want to use the Greek/Roman god Ares/Mars, you can't add him as the "God of War", but you can use him as part of another trope as long as it's a different version of him. For example:
    • Zeus, while having elements of his persona from Classical Mythology, draws more from his portrayal in the God of War series.
    • Thor and Loki's Pantheon portrayals are influenced heavily by their appearances in their Marvel Comics series.
    • Amaterasu is a woman in her Japanese mythology portrayal, but her Pantheon counterpart is the dog goddess from Ōkami.
  • Don't depend too much on the hype/meme train, don't just jump onto that train willy-nilly in order to put on some events or entry in the Pantheon. It might not last very long or represent the trope best. This is Trope Pantheons, not Trope Hype Train!
  • Unless the character proposed is specifically from the Abridged version, the character should represent the tropes in their canon selves. If they also happen to possess the trait of the Abridged self, good! But otherwise, get the abridged stuffs onto just the flavor texts.
  • To prevent any surprising need to rework profiles due of new development, please restraint from ascending gods from a series before the thing is either released or for longer-running series, there is a good enough of a break from story. This also applies to already existing series if there is a new thing coming out.

    Divine Ranking System 
  • Overdeity: Omnipotent-level Reality Warpers capable of manipulating the entire universe (or at least the world) at will. Within their own universe they are believed to be omnipotent, or at least be impossible to completely destroy embodiments or concepts.
  • Greater Gods: High-level Reality Warpers and that are extremely powerful (capable of destroying or changing anywhere from a large city to a planet at will) and very strong non-reality warpers capable of doing the same thing.
  • Intermediate Gods: Deities at this level are capable of strong but specialized powers such as hydrokinesis, pyrokinesis, etc. without major drawbacks and low level Reality Warpers capable of affecting their immediate area at will.
  • Lesser Gods: Capable of highly specific or little power on their own, or suffer from Power at a Price. However, they may be able to ruthlessly exploit their power or combine it with just being Badass enough to make up for it.
  • Demigods: Basically the Badass Normals of the pantheon, making up for their lack of abilities with strength, strategy, and/or planning.
  • Quasideities: Any otherwise normal human, human equivalent, or below without any special powers or training will fall here.

Rules. The following are not suggestions or tips, but things that have to be followed:
  • No Real Life examples in the Disgraces.
  • Gods can't be followers or high priests for obvious reasons.
  • No hype profiles, please.
    • So you ask, what exactly is 'hype profile'? It is a profile based on ongoing events that hasn't been around very long, but generates a lot of hype, possibly because of elements such as Wham Episode or Memetic Mutation or Large Ham or overall 'OMGAWESOME!!!' They're all not bad tropes, but building a portfolio solely for that is a bad idea, as they do not say a thing about representing the trope best (unless it's those trope concepts that they are trying to embody for a long time). You can see one if the profile is only showing off how awesome they are or suddenly pushing how 'significant' they are thanks to the just very recent events rather than respecting the longstanding good representations of the trope. And usually having... minimum portfolio or flavor texts and being a bit too generalized or self-contained to events from within their home series instead of interacting with other Pantheon members.
  • Due to respect towards biblical figures, don't ascend them, or otherwise the Pantheon will be sacrileged.
  • The Pantheon is not a mouthpiece for you to voice your opinions on certain characters. You may like certain characters more than others, but don't make the profiles for characters you like look like Character Shilling.

The Top of the Mountain:
  • Main House: The highest of the high. All supreme beings and Greater Gods sit at this level.

Gods by House:
  • Ambiguity: Gods of Morally Ambiguous Archetypes
  • Beasts: Gods of Animals and Monsters
  • Combat: Gods of Combat and Ass-kicking
  • Commerce: Gods of Wealth, Merchandising, etc.
  • Costumes: Gods of Clothing and Apparels.
  • Craft: Gods of Visual Arts, Creativity, etc.
  • Crime: Gods of Crime and Criminal Archetypes
  • Emotion: Gods of Joy, Anger, Angst, etc.
  • Faith: Gods of Religion, Clergy, and Holy/Unholy orders
  • Family: Gods of Relatives
  • Food: Gods of Consumable Goods
  • Friendship: Gods of Bonds and Trust
  • Gaming: Gods of Video Games and other Gaming styles
  • Hatred: Gods of Hatred and Envy
  • Health & Diseases: Gods of Medicine, Plagues, Diseases, Doctors
  • Heroes: Gods of Heroism and Good Deeds
  • Justice: Gods of Rules, Loyalty and Legislation
  • Knowledge: Gods of Knowledge and Intelligence
  • Leadership: Gods of Rulers, High Ranking Military Officers, and Leadership Styles
  • Life And Death: Gods of Life and Death
  • Love: Gods of Love, Lust, and Beauty
  • Magic: Gods of Magic, Spells, and Mysticism
  • Mentalism: Gods of Mind Games, Thought, and Trickery
  • Music: Gods of Music and Instruments
  • Narrative: Gods of Narrative and Storytelling
  • Nature: Gods of Nature and the Elements
  • Otherness: Demon Lords, Outer Gods, other Strange Beings
  • Personal Appearance: Gods of Appearance and Looks
  • Personality: Gods of Personalities and Characterization
  • Philosophy: Gods of Metaphors and Symbolism
  • Popularity: Gods of Popularity and Fanbases
  • Power: Gods of Special Attacks and Super Powers
  • Profession: Gods of Professions and Jobs
  • Prophecy: Gods of Prophecy and Fate
  • Quirks: Gods of Quirks, Speeches and Languages
  • Royalty: Gods of Kings, Queens, Rulers, and other Nobility-related tropes
  • School: Gods of Teaching and Learning and other School related tropes
  • Shape: Gods of Transformation, Animorphism, etc.
  • Slaughter: Gods of Gore and Mutilating Methods.
  • Sports: Gods of Sports
  • Technology: Gods of Technology, the Internet, and other Simulations
  • Theater: Gods of Drama and Spectacle
  • Time And Space: Gods of Time and Space
  • Travel: Gods of Celerity, Vehicles, etc.
  • Villains: Gods of Villainy and Misdeeds
  • War: Gods of Warfare, Armies, and Military Archetypes
  • Weapons: Gods of Weaponry

Other Houses:

  • Disgraces: Those who were deemed either unworthy of entering the Pantheon proper, or were considered too dislikable and outright awful to preserve its stability for one reason or another. Formerly the exclusive House of Mary Sues, Marty Stus, etc. until the Knights of Mary Suetopia were formed.
  • The Fallen: Former Gods who suffered from Flanderization, Character Derailment, Base Breaking, The Worf Effect one too many times, etc. Alternatively, they might be decent characters saddled with crummy portfolios. And then there are the times when someone simply usurped their divine portfolio, and shunted them in here. Sucks to be them in that last case.
  • Purgatory: Former Fallen Gods and Disgraced Ones who have done enough deeds to be actually forgiven of their sins, but have yet to meet their standards to enter the Celestial Houses.
  • Unsorted: The Gods who have redeemed themselves, but don't yet have a title. They remain there until they can be filed into a true House.


Pantheon Tales
  • Book Of Trope: A collection of the stories of the pantheon; from the creation of the world and its inhabitants, to the rise and fall of the Gods, to the grand battles that have shaped the pantheon.
  • Story Arcs
    • Muse Hysteria: The Darkness Proxy issued one challenge: Gather the Princesses of Heart to the Friendship Asylum. What followed was a complete pussyfoot of struggle between all parties involved.
    • The Friendship Asylum: Gentaro fell into another world and became something else. What broke his mind to the point that drove him to destroying everything he loved?
    • The Great Upheaval: Madoka's ascension changed everything. So too did her beloved herald's betrayal. This is the story of those terrible days.
    • Vienna Burning: After the formation of the 2nd SLS Division, the Yandere Quartet tries to destabilize them by blowing up parts of Europe.
    • The Pantheonic Rebellion: The Great Upheaval shook the very foundation of the pantheon. Little did anyone know that it would also bring about a full scale war unlike anything that has ever been seen before. This tale is of that war, its heroes, its machinations, and the aftermath.
    • Battle Royale Round Two: Nearly two years after the original Battle Royale, Polygon Man has been snatching gods and pitting them in what he calls "Round 2". It's up to Lightning and her allies to put a stop to him before another god falls victim... while at the same time try to restore the Master Hand to its rightful spot.
    • The Morality Civil War: The fall and demotion of Yuki Terumi was met with much rejoicing. Unwary to many, he has planted seeds of doubt within the whole Pantheon through the Goddess known as Litchi Faye-Ling. With the rise of the creature known as Arakune and her relationship with him, the Pantheon is thrusted into a spiraling Civil War from what seemed to be a 'small matter', with this question at hand: What does it mean to be 'Good'? What will be considered 'Important'?
    • Operation SRS BSNS: House Cullen, having grown sick of their imprisonment, have commissioned Dark Yagami, Pinkamena, and Xenocelestia with creating a chemical weapon with which to conquer the Pantheon in one fell swoop. This is a story about the mission that establishes the SRS: the mission to stop this weapon from being completed and deployed.
    • Gentaro's Epilogue: To prepare himself for final clash with his alternate self, Gentaro must gather up several gods and train them to deal with this threat, while a second party searches for the missing Mitsuzane.
    • Disney Villain Uprising: Maleficent's role as the leader of the Disney Villains became under question following the discovery of an alternate timeline where she's an Anti-Heroine and friends with Princess Aurora. Can she manage to hold onto her title as Lady Tremaine, Ursula and Courtney Gears try to usurp her throne with the Evil Queen's backup?
    • Wrong Buttons: Someone has been going around the Pantheon, trolling deities by pressing their Berserk Buttons. Does this have anything to do with the threatening letters James Henry Trotter has been receiving from his evil aunts lately?
    • Kibou Go! Formation: After many battles, wars and conflicts, the GUAG have grown stagnant as they have forgotten they banded together to defeat evil. For this reason, 5 young deities have decided to form Kibou Go! for the sake of the GUAG and the depowered Madoka Kaname. Alas, not everything will be alright with Monokuma, Terumi Yuuki, Johan Liebert and The White threatening to take them down for their audacity.
    • Operation Red Love: After joining the GUAC, Shogo Makishima sees it fit to show the differences between evil and chaos by having the infamous Yandere Quartet defect to the GUAC as he finds them to be very useful pawns as they follow their desires more than anyone in the Pantheon. However, Yuuki Terumi isn't amused by this, and both of them take part in a battle of wits that Yandere Quartet get involved and they must decide to which faction they will give their loyalty to.
    • Tarot Crusaders: The Cutie Mark Crusaders, now with Cutie Marks, have been given a trial of 22 missions to help gods who are in desperate need of help. Nothing is surely going to go wrong, right?
    • Grand Disappearance: A series of dangerous artifact has just been missing in perhaps the biggest incident in Pantheon, how will this turn out?

Alternative Title(s):

Pantheon, Trope Pantheon