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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.

Warning, spoilers below.

The Pantheon now has its own page.


Template for adding a new deity:

God X, God/dess of (Insert Trope Here) (Alternate names/Nicknames)
  • 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 Youtube.
  • 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.
  • 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 Relationships: Members of the pantheon that have various relationships (examples include Enemy Mine, Teeth-Clenched Teamwork, Friendly Enemy, Friendly Rival, Just Friends etc.) other than allies.
  • Opposed by/Opposes: A character who directly opposes or is opposed by, be either ascended or non-ascended.
  • High Priest: Non-ascended, but loyal character that would make a worthy replacement in case something would happen. Also can be served as half-time worker in case the originals are busy with some jobs. Co-Godhood is accepted depending on the approval of the originals.
  • Now add some random trivia/facts about events/alignments/moments/fights/friendships/relations etc.
  • And some more trivia/facts.
  • And a couple of more.

A few tips:
  • If The character you are about to add in a House already exists in another, make sure to mention that this god has spots in other houses as well.
  • If you are unsure if you should add a certain God or not, you can always write in the Discussion page for the specific House in which you intend to add him/her or in the Main discussion page for the Pantheon. You might even get some assistance if you're lucky.
  • 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 page 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.
  • Try to bring out the flavor of the Gods more, don't make their entry look like forced, entries that has little flavor text or none at all, little portfolio may be considered plausible for replacement.
  • 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.
  • When adding a new god to a House, try to sort them out after ranking. Put Overdeities on the top of the page and Quasideities on the bottom. Also be sure to add them in alphabetical order.

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 has to be followed:
  • No Real Life examples in the Disgraces.

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:

Other Houses:

Gods by Alignment:

Castaways:
  • Disgraces - Those who were deemed either unworthy of entering the Pantheon proper, or were considered too great a divisive force to preserve its stability for one reason or another. Formerly the exclusive house of Mary Sues, Gary Stus, etc. until the Knights of Mary Suetopia were formed.
  • The Fallen - Former Gods who suffered from Flanderization, Character Derailment, 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/Disgraced Gods 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.

Factions

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.


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