Pantheon / Villains

Herein is the vile house of villainy, rebuilt after eons past. These gods' goals are destruction and the domination of all existence, seeking to impose their own order upon the multiverse. Though it should be noted not all occupants are totally evil. This house was founded when several of the heroes such as Superman and Spider-Man decided they wanted to resplit the house of Heroes and Villains after the endless war had ground them all down for too long. While many of the elder gods were uneasy at the thought of another hero/villain house split after the first experiment, the case eventually went all the way to the court of the gods, where a very tired and irritated johnson ordered the house split up because, "All that noise makes sleeping very difficult for the rest of us! I tolerate the House of Beasts out of necessity, but split the others up for now. Let them scheme in their own houses." Jean-Luc Picard facepalmed at this utterly arbitrary decision, but as Jack McCoy was leading the case, tired of having the lawless look over his notes, the decision passed with surprisingly little argument. The only dissenter was Harvey Dent, but after flipping a coin, he ultimately decided for it too, though it does create the awkward situation of him needed to drag himself between houses depending on his coin flip on who he was going to visit on off time.

Melkor often visits this house from the main house to plan with his hoard on how they might take down the other houses before long. Most of the resident villains admit that though keeping each other's company is difficult, this is something they'll need to deal with if they're ever going to crush those pathetic heroes under their boots.

However, the only thing they have in common with the Heroes is their shared opposition of The Anti-Monitor.

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The Four Horsemen

    Johan Liebert 
Johan Liebert, God of Sociopathy and Mind Control Without Superpowers (The Antichrist, The Monster, The Next Hitler)
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    Majin Buu 
Majin Buu, God of Omnicidal Mania (Djinn Boo, Majin Boo, Super Buu, Kid Buu, Pure Boo, Evil Boo, The Most Vicious Monster in the Dragon Ball Universe)
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  • Overdeity
  • Symbol: A chocolate bar
  • Theme Song: The Kid Buu theme.
  • Alignment: Chaotic Evil
  • Portfolio: Creating Chaos In The Universe For The Hell Of It, Mentally Unstable and Unpredictable, Cannot Be Controlled By Anyone, Having zero consciousness, Black Eyes, Eldritch Abomination, Painfully Obvious Evilness, Real Villains Are Pink (A Trope Codifier), Rubber Men, Turning Anything Into Candy, Omnicidal Maniacs, Absorbing the only known ruler of the universe, Planet Shattering Kabooms, Sealed Evils In Cans, Psychopathic Manchildren, Absorbing Anyone Who Is Stronger Than Him, Lack of Empathy, Learning New Abilities Instantly, Extreme Monstrosity
  • Domains: Chaos, Evil, Depravity, Destruction, Madness, Rage, Strength, Tyranny, War.
  • Followers: Davros (Doctor Who), Sutekh the Destroyer (Doctor Who), The C'Tan (Warhammer 40,000), The Void (EverQuest II), Jack Noir (Homestuck), Demushu (Kamen Rider Gaim)
  • Special Relationship with: Fat Buu(his other self)
  • Enemies: Goku, Vegeta, The Pink Panther.
  • Seeks to absorb Sauron once the latter gets The One Ring in order to transform into something powerful enough to take on O-Haruhi-sama and destroy reality. To aid in this endeavor, he also has his eyes on Light Yagami's tactical prowess, yet to Buu's dismay, Light has already anticipated Buu's attempt on his body and prepared accordingly.
  • Upon developing omnicidal ambitions, Davros nearly became Majin Buu's High Priest, however he wanted his creations to remain. Therefore the position went to Sutekh the Destroyer.
  • It should be noted that there are no true followers of the God of Omnicidal Mania. They're all plotting the destruction of everything else, so backstabbing will inevitably occur. The exception is when omnicidal maniacs decide to pair up in order to annihilate everything.
    • The only reason the Anti-Monitor isn't also the God of Omnicidal Mania is because he couldn't care less for the trope. As he put it: "I do not care what you classify my actions as. It will not change your fate."
  • If Majin Buu wants candy, you give him candy. If you deny him candy, he will get angry and you won't like it when he gets angry, as in a fit of rage, his screaming can not only rip holes through dimensions but can also tear apart the fabric of reality and destroy the entire universe in a matter of seconds.
  • Despite being very primal in attitude and behavior, he's smart enough to know NOT to announce his attacks before carrying them out. As a result, he caught Goku and Vegeta off guard and became the first and only canon villain in the history of Dragon Ball to destroy the Earth.
  • Research into his history shows he was nothing more than a supernatural, demonic entity that enjoyed the destruction he brought to the universe and reveled in the devastation he creates. In the years following his creation, Majin Buu destroyed THOUSANDS of planets and effortlessly defeated three of the four Gods of the Dragon Ball Universe, absorbing the strongest of the Gods and then absorbing the known ruler of the universe.
  • This monster is virtually an invincible force of destruction and because of his absolutely wild and ruthless nature, he can't be controlled, even by his creator, Bibidi himself. The only effective way to kill him is to completely destroy him or Ret Gone him.
    • Itachi and Aizen tried to control him with their various mind manipulation techniques... and were unsuccessful due to his lack of a conscious. They were both later absorbed by Buu.
    • Flynn has expressed interest in battling the creature as a test of his strength, and because he has a personal loathing for Omnicidal creatures like Buu. He is hoping to use Ancient of Days and Raphael as the centerpieces of his strategy: the Brand from Stigmatic Gleam and Stigmata Strike will (hopefully) slow or even stop Buu's regeneration abilities, allowing him or any teammates to overwhelm the creature's defenses and destroy every last atom.
    • Buu attempted to turn Accelerator into candy and absorb him to gain his powers so he can become literally God. However, the latter's Vector Control redirected the transformation beam back at Buu himself, turning him to candy. Accelerator soon afterwards crushed the candy into bits, killing him. Nyarlathotep soon afterwards revived him.
  • His body count could be quite possibly in the quadrillions if you take into account all of the planets he's ever destroyed and for a non-omnipotent being, that is astonishing... and frightening.
  • When Majin Buu is on a rampage it doesn't matter where you are, he will find you, even if you're already dead.
  • It has been revealed that, even though Supreme Kai said that Bibidi made him, the truth is that the one called "Buu" was not actually created by Bibidi, but has existed since time immemorial. He cycled between rampages and long hibernation. During numerous iterations of this cycle, he absorbed the evil elements of mankind, becoming steadily more violent. The evil wizard Bibidi merely knew the means of calling Buu from out of his long slumber. So it can be strongly suggested that Majin Buu cannot cease to exist. For as long as the concept of evil continues to exist in mankind or the universe, Majin Buu can continue to grow stronger or more violent. And even if he is somehow killed, he will just be reborn, most likely in the same form. So as long as there is evil, Majin Buu will exist.
    • This is exactly the reason why Hakumen has placed Majin Buu highest on his shit list outside of Terumi: The very fact that he will come back even after being killed. So far he plans to use a similar method that got Terumi killed: summoning Excalibur to distract Buu with his usual antics (exploiting Buu's already excessively childish personality) and by giving him a large bag of candy from Willy Wonka (exploiting Buu's wanting for candy) so that he can charge his Time Killer technique and use it on Buu to erase him entirely from existence.
  • Was recently pitted in a Death Battle against Kirby. To the shock of many, both good and evil, he was actually killed by the pink puffball when he was shot into the sun via his own reflected Planet Buster. Even though he eventually came back, Kirby has officially become one of the few things Majin Buu actually fears.
  • Shares a special relationship with Fat Buu: as a result of absorbing the Grand Supreme Kai, he was pacified into a weaker, goofier fat form. By having Fat Buu in his being, Kid Buu becomes the incredibly intelligent and slightly less psychotic Super Buu. Melkor sees this more intelligent form of Majin Buu as an incredibly useful ally, and is trying to re-capture Fat Buu for this purpose. Before he can do so though, Melkor is developing a way of fusing/de-fusing them at will so Super Buu doesn't try to betray/absorb him.

    Melkor 
Melkor, God of Evil and Leader of The Grand United Alliance of Evil (Morgoth, Bauglir, The Supreme Dark Lord, The Great Enemy, Dark Enemy of the World, Belegurth)
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  • Overdeity of Evil
  • Symbol: His iron crown, with the Silmarils absent from it.
  • Alignment: Chaotic Evil, however he can just as easily pretend to be Lawful or Neutral Evil if it suits his purposes
  • Portfolio: Those Modeled After The Devil, The Greatest Of The Valar Turned The First Dark Lord, Source of All Malady, Made of Evil, Evil Is Deathly Cold And Burning Hot, The Dark Side Will Make You Forget, Casts A Shadow Over Arda, Creative Sterility, A God Am I, Dark Is Evil, Villains Want Mercy, Lord Of All Discord and Malady, Corruption, Omnicidal Maniac
  • Domains: Evil, Darkness, Corruption, Tyranny, Destruction, Hatred, Fear, Greed, and many more negative things.
  • High Priest: Lord Foul the Despiser
  • Followers: Torak, The Crimson King, The First Evil, Melzas
  • Superior: J.R.R Tolkein...for the most part
  • Allies: For now, he has an alliance of convenience with Nyarlathotep and Aku. In addition, he is in good graces with most card-carrying villains, dragons, orcs, sorcerers and demons of the evil alignment, and those who are Made of Evil
  • The Man Behind the Man to: Quite possibly almost every villain to exist, with the certain exception of Nekron, Amatsu-Mikaboshi and the Anti-Monitor (and the debatable exception of Ungoliant and the Lich))
  • Rivals: The Beast, Chaos (also occasional allies), The Anti-Monitor
  • Enemies: Though he has many enemies, Melkor considers the subjugation and/or annihilation of Manwe Ulimo (his brother), Ungoliant (his former ally), Cosmos, YHVH, Lucifer, Nekron and Philemon to take precedence. On a more personal and petty note, he considers Io, Iroque, Amaterasu, Goku, Vegeta, Superman and every creator god to be on top of his hit list.
  • Opposes: Eru Illuvatar himself, the Houses of Craft and Music, the sub-houses of Dragons.
  • Ambiguous relationship with: Krona the Mad Guardian
  • Melkor, later renamed as Morgoth came to be as the first and mightiest of the Ainur, created from the thought of Eru Illuvatar. Though second only to his Creator, he was not content to follow Eru's sacred design. He sought to create of his own, to make his own tunes which would bring discord and darkness. Thus would begin his transformation into the First Dark Lord, the Great Enemy of Arda and the God of Evil who sought to remake and destroy all things in his image, above even Eru. Though his corruption still echos, Melkor himself was locked away in the Timeless Halls. It was initially believed he would stay that way forever, or at least until Dagor Dagorath. However, something caused his chains to break, and the Dark Lord wandered to find the Trope Pantheon. Now free of the narrative rules and structure of his home universe, Melkor believes he may finally be able to achieve his goal of degradating, corrupting and annihilating all existence.
    • Has spent the past few score thousand years sealed away in the Void by gods now long forgotten. Is highly curious about this newfangled technology stuff mortals have come up with in his absence, but is learning fast enough that he's only set his hair on fire twice so far. Credited by ancient scrolls as developing genetic engineering roughly 20,000 years before any other villain.
    • Is rather pissed at Sauron for how poorly evil in Arda was managed in his absence. It took the gods themselves to dethrone Melkor's reign of terror, but all it took was a few midgets and a "hey, look at this squad over here" to dethrone that incompetent minion he had running things.
    • Melkor has sought out new enforcers, leading him to seek out the deadliest and most evil souls in creation. He has joined with three of them, founding the Four Horsemen; Majin Buu was chosen for sharing his tastes and to serve as the muscle, Johan Liebert was chosen to break the wills of men and help with intelligence, and The Ebon Dragon was chosen to defile and corrupt. While Buu has been kept in check due to his Sweet Tooth (for the most part), the other two bide their time to usurp him. The Grand United Alliance of Good is deciding which would be a greater hassle for them.
  • The Dark Enemy of the World is not merely the "god" of evil, but in all but a few rare occasions the source of evil itself. Through his hateful thoughts Melkor brought discord into creation, marring the initial design. It hasn't been fully confirmed if he's responsible for evil in all universes, however most cataloged in the Trope Pantheon do recognize him as the source. Almost all villains from 20th and 21st century works are said to all originate from Melkor. It is a role Melkor has wholeheartedly embraced, leading to him becoming on of the four Cardinal Alignments. Many villains now serve under him in the Grand United Alliance of Evil, though it's hard to find those truly loyal to him.
    • Melkor's influence and power seems to depend on how morality works in certain universes. He's stronger in worlds of Black and White or straight up black morality, while weaker in worlds of grey morality. Places like the Cthulhu Mythos where good and evil are quaint concepts are where he's most impotent, however.
    • It's worth noting that while Melkor is responsible for evil in creation, he is not responsible for evil outside or preceding it. Nekron is unaffected by him, having been created from the darkness preceding light, while Amatsu-Mikaboshi existed long before the multiverse came into being, as does Orgalorg. It's debated if the Lich was one of the few evil beings preceding Melkor, but he doesn't think much of them.
      • Depending on who you ask, Ungoliant was either corrupted by him or actually an independent entity outside Illuvatar's dynamic. Though if Melkor ever had influence over her, it's gone.
    • Recent evidence may suggest that even Melkor is not the initial source of evil. Rather, it may be Krona. Having interfered with creation, many in the GUAE believe that he may have been responsible for Melkor's Face–Heel Turn, and possibly even more. The Mad Guardian feels insulted by this; he wished to look back at the dawn of time in order to understand how all things came to be and why, any damage he did because of it is accidental. Further research revealed a more confusing truth; Melkor became evil on his own, but it was Krona's tampering that resulted in it manifesting as an actual substance he could spread and diffuse. Given the timey-wimey experiment Krona was doing, it may be a lot more accurate to say Melkor and Krona were behind each other.
  • Having spread his spirit across all of Middle-Earth, Melkor CANNOT die unless Arda itself is destroyed. He has used this opportunity to mock Death herself, as she seemingly can never take him. Didi hasn't responded, simply because she knows this is crock; Middle-Earth's destruction and recreation is inevitable. And when that happens, he'll be sniveling at her feet as Eru Illuvatar comes for him.
  • The First Dark Lord is not just evil on a grand scale, but on a petty level as well. Though once great, he now takes greater joy in the corruption of mortals, and the misery of his enemies in even the most minor of achievements. It is this which in part led him to form the Grand United Alliance of Evil; to befoul creation and create a playground for evil all to spite existence and Eru Illuvatar.
    • Desires to slay Amaterasu, Goddess of the Sun, in hopes of re-living his destruction of the Two Lamps. He also seeks to slay Io and take over the sub-house of Dragons, whom he claims to be his creations.
    • Will go ballistic if anybody mentions Fingolfin.
  • Many regard Melkor's backstory and portfolio as being remarkable similar to the well-known tale of Archangel Lucifer, better known as Satan or The Devil. It is believed by most that he is none other than the Devil himself. The Beast would disagree, stating that he is the true Devil and influenced Melkor. Lucifer thinks they're both full of shit.
    • Is likely the source behind The Dark Side, however Sheev Palpatine believes the reverse to be true. He certainly emenates it, putting him at odds with the entire Jedi Order.
  • More recently, The Golden Spider has pissed off Melkor by claiming to be above the God of Evil. The Golden Spider's reasoning is that he is a Creator of Life, much like Eru, who was the one who created Melkor, meaning that Melkor was below him. Understandably, this turned many heads, considering the Golden Spider called such a thing into question. Given his previous experience with Ungoliant, Melkor might have arachnophobia
    • In general, the presence of other creator deities is something that aggravates the Dark Lord to no end. Ultimately impotent against the forces of his own creator, Melkor seeks to take his anger out on the other creative forces in the pantheon.
    • Out of necessity Melkor yields to the Holy Trinity, something of which he detests. Covertly he's searching for a weak link, which he believes may exist in Haruhi as she was almost a victim of deicide. He's not sure if he bother trying to find a weak link with Dream, since even if he were to die someone would retro-actively take his place.
    • Though J.R.R Tolkein is a superior of sorts for Melkor, the Dark Enemy argues otherwise, as he passed before The Silmarilian could be finished. Tolkein is still recognized as his superior by most, as he's still behind the tales of Middle-Earth and the story was completed by his son Christopher(who has been promised a position if he ever ascends). Most regard this as just Melkor unable to accept he has superiors.
  • Is GREATLY displeased by recent events caused by the Great Upheaval which has led to him being upstaged by both Lucifer and YHVH being tied for the position of the Pantheon's number one threat. No one knows what he intends to do yet, but he has been heard muttering that "Law and Chaos are nothing compared to the merciless, annihilating power of True Evil, I shall teach them all that...''
    • Upon learning that some of the most significant members of his alliance had jumped ship over to Lucifer and YHVH's newly created ones, his fury knew no bounds. Volcanic mountain ranges rose all across the streets of the Pantheon and erupted with titanic force, as violent thunderstorms raged in the skies not just above the Pantheon, but above the world(s) of mortals as well. Melkor's ranting earthquake-like voice, full of absolute malice and insanity, echoed and boomed across every House and Temple as he screamed forth a terrible vow: note 
    • The Great Will yawned and responded: note 
    • Lucifer's response was considerably more succinct: note 
  • Behind all his dystopic ambitions, unending cruelty and malice, Melkor was driven due to a desire to create. It is a power he could never obtain, due to the nature of evil in his universe. And it is a power he'll never have outside, as he cannot escape the limitations put on him by his creator. Only able to mock and corrupt, Melkor seeks to steal the power of all creator gods in the pantheon, and if not will befoul, torture and destroy them the best he can. Good, neutral and evil, all those with The Power of Creation unite in enmity towards the Enemy of Middle-Earth.
  • Also resides in the Main House and the Houses of Philosophy and Leadership.

    The Ebon Dragon 
The Ebon Dragon, The Shadow of All Things (The Ultimate Darkness, The Dragon's Shadow, The All-Shadow, The Dragon That Was, Ebby, ED, Ted)
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Alternative Title(s): Villains Intermediate Gods, Villains Overdeities And Greater Gods, Villains Lesser Gods, Villains Demigods And Quasideities

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