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.
The TV Tropes Pantheon is one of the Just for Fun features in TV Tropes. It began with something of assigning Gods and Goddesses of tropes, based on the Dungeons & Dragons pantheon system. As tropes grow, the Pantheon grew further and becomes something of an 'Ultimate Massive Multiplayer Crossover Fanfic' based on TV Tropes.
The characters in the Pantheon are referred as 'Gods' and 'Goddesses', each having a portfolio on what they can do, a set of followers and friends and enemies alike. Aside of that, there's also an Academy, a school-like setting for lesser ones to train and hopefully get promoted into the. There's also an ongoing 'war', representing 'Good vs Evil', in form of the Grand United Alliances of Good, and Evil. This has been expanded with the new Grand Alliances of Law and Chaos.
And lastly...? There's the 'Disgraces'. For Gods/Goddesses that were so reviled that the only place to put them is there. It doesn't mean permanent damnation, though, depending on future events, they may even find themselves redeemed, either by removal from the Pantheon or getting into a Purgatory, the latter would have their chance of being promoted into the proper Pantheon.
It's gotten so big that a trope page is made, as it gained its own tropes unique to the Pantheon itself.
Note: The Morality Civil War, The Friendship Asylum, The Great Upheaval, The Pantheonic Rebellion, and Vienna Burning have their own pages.
Accomplice by Inaction: Every god who has Teeth-Clenched Teamwork with Takatora hates him because of how he simply ignored all the signs that his brother Mitsuzane was evil, and that if Takatora curbed his little brother's behavior then Project: Alternate Gentaro wouldn't have happened.
Ace Pilot: A lot of them spread throughout the Pantheon (the House of War having the greater concentration thereof).
Almighty Janitor: A number of the gods fill this, with odd portfolios that belie overwhelming power. Some deities are ranked Lesser Gods, but have skills of to that of Intermediate or Greater Gods, but never an Overdeity. A prime example is Flynn from Shin Megami Tensei IV. He is the God of Samurai Ponytails. He is also a Greater God and a MegatenProtagonist who's gone toe-to-toe with Lucifer himself and come out on top.
Arch-Enemy: Many of the canon duos, like Batman and Joker, fulfill this role in the Pantheon as well. There are a couple of unaffiliated gods who hit it off less than pleasantly on top of that: Madoka and Lucifer, for instance.
Asshole Victim: The current Disgraced God is Teppei Hojou. Most of his portfolio is a dedicated list of all gods who have kicked his ass.
In Tales of the Alliance, we have Mitsuzane Kureshima, whose actions to create Alternate!Gentaro had Gentaro gunning after him, and then having his body gutted, limbs sliced off and other graphic details. This is further supplied by how the rest of the gods in the Lesser House of Villains were more amazed at who did it, and the group that was going to see him telling that he "fucked himself up".
Eustace Baggage is also a notable example of the trope. Whatever he deserves the title as the Official God of it is up to debate.
Assimilation Plot: The Master's main plot is to turn all the human gods in the pantheon into copies of himself, which he once did before. Most dismiss the threat as nothing but madness, due to the huge amount of non-human gods present, and that it was quickly foiled last time.
Back from the Dead: Many people who died in Real Life became worshipped as Gods. Another example is Gentaro Kisaragi, who was resurrected twice: once by Alice, the other by Kengo.
Badass: Too many to count. The Pantheon has Bruce Lee (and his master Ip Man too) and Chuck Norris, for crying out loud! Most of them are concentrated in the Combat house, but other houses had their shares of Badasses.
Another notable one is for the Dovahkiin: The "Arrow to The Knee" meme. Not even many of the stronger gods dares to push this one, especially if they happen to be dragon-based. Terumi/Hazama once had a field day with this one.
Flynn is protective enough of the Yamato Perpetual Reactor to fight anyone in the Pantheon if he feels it's in danger. This includes Dream of the Endless Himself. Famine finds out he's rather protective of his money as well...
So far, the ten stupidest things to do actually revolve around pressing a god's Berserk Button. At the request of the Main House, those things are: 1. Angering ASURA by making Mithra cry! 2. Angering Seras Victoria enough to make her become Draculina. 3. Angering Fluttershy (no, seriously) by harming innocent animals/her friends in her presence, the former especially when she is Saddle Rager.note Many gods laughed at this, until Spike (the dragon) revealed what happened when Fluttershy first untapped her powers—the villain swatted away a firefly. So far, the only one who got away with this one as a victor was Angron. 4. Touching Yang Xiao Long's hair, much less cutting off so much as a strand. 5. Angering Erza Scarlet, especially by attacking her friends or stopping her from eating her strawberry cake. 6. Flirting, threatening or hurting Gray Fullbuster in the presence of Juvia Lockser. 7. Allowing Ben Tennyson to go on a rampage as Rath by bullying him while in that state. 8. Angering Iron Giant, particularly by pointing anything even remotely resembling a gun at him. 9. Attacking Diaochan or Lu Lingqi in Lu Bu's presence. 10. Calling Mordred a 'girl' in her presence.
Gentaro Kisaragi's only Berserk Button is anything regarding the alternate world and the dark version that came about. Unfortunately that button got pressed way too many times, and gave forth to "Project: Alternate Gentaro".
Since Kairi has a lot of enemies in the pantheon, especially in the House of Love, harassing her is Sora's Berserk Button.
Never, ever, harm Vanille, otherwise Fang will send you back to the stone age.
Hurting Issei Hyodo's harem in any which way is arguably the biggest Berserk Button that is not included yet in the Pantheon's list of the 10 Stupidest Things To Do, or at least tied with Yuuka's Berserk Button. So far, three deities - Bryan Fury, Akio Ohtori and Yuuki Terumi - have pushed such button, to DISASTROUS consequences. Especially Terumi, who attempted to rape Rias Gremory and Akeno Himejima right in front of Issei, in an attempt to troll him. As such, the beatdown Issei gave to Terumi was much more brutal than those he gave to Bryan (who invoked this trope while battling with Issei) and Akio (who tried to steal Asia Argento's virginity right in front of Issei).
Beware the Nice Ones: There are some very sweet and nice gods who look like they wouldn't hurt a fly...until the bad guys start making them mad and then the nice ones show what they can really do. Namely Seras, Fluttershy, Juvia, and the Iron Giant. There's a reason why they're on the top ten list of people you shouldn't piss off.
Beware the Quiet Ones: Many of the gods. Lucifer deserves special mention: out of all of the participants in the Fear Toxin Incident, he barely even showed up. But through a combination of good timing and a couple of well-placed verbal daggers, he managed to depower Madoka, a freaking Overdeity, and bring Homura under his wing, throwing the entire Pantheon and, to a lesser extent, the Magical Girl Sisterhood into utter mayhem. Who saw that coming?
Ironically, he becomes the target of this himself, by none other than Rika Furude, who orchestrated the nearly successful assasination attempt on him, being driven to insanity by Lol Ranger and is via Enemy Without indirectly responsible for Zenon's rampage nearly killing him again.
Beware the Silly Ones: Osaka might be the Goddess of Cloudcuckoolanders, but beware, she is the only goddess in the Pantheon that Johan Liebert is afraid of, and for good reason: one time he tried to break her by talking, and the result was that he exited her house twitching and screaming incoherently. She doesn't even understand what she's actually done!
Big Bad: Melkor, The Leader of the Grand United Alliance of Evil, usually takes this position, though the fact he usually sits back and gives orders makes him more of an overall Bigger Bad. That said, any villain can be this position during a story arc.
Big Bad Ensemble: Other than Melkor, the position for Big Bad currently seems to be contested between YHVH and Lucifer, both deities utterly unaffiliated with either Grand United Alliance, surprisingly - in fact, they're forming their own alliances and are going against both Cosmos and Melkor as well as each other, turning the once clear-cut Tales of the Alliance into a MASSIVE battle royale.
The Golden Spider seems to have a hand (leg) in all of it as well.
And recently, Johan seems to be planning the destruction of the pantheon as well, which may even extend to other villains and Melkor himself. Whether or not he will succeed has yet to be seen.
To make it even more confusing, a previously unaffiliated group called the Usurpers are planning to topple YHVH from power in the confusion of it all and install Satan in His place for their own goals.
Big Bad Wannabe: For "Project: Alternate Gentaro" Mitsuzane Kureshima is this. While he wants Gentaro to feel despair, he just didn't expect the shit-ton of gods beating him to oblivion and how no one is willing to help him out.
Big Brother Instinct: The current God is Yu Narukami, but you can expect older brother gods in the Pantheon to have this.
YHVH and Lucifer went from powerful, yet relatively unimportant gods to two of the top players in the Pantheon, up there with Cosmos and Melkor.
Gentaro Kisaragi is slowly becoming this as his alternate self is bleeding not only to his friends, and eventually becoming Alternate!Gentaro, which will soon give birth to the story known as "The Friendship Asylum."
An In-pantheon example in the recent arc: Litchi Faye-Ling, a minor figure in the pantheon. Her actions regarding the recently ascended Arakune has sparked a civil war in the pantheon.
A potentially more extreme example is Bernkastel, who went from being an unimportant goddess from an obscure mystery novel to becoming the commander of one of the GUAE's sub-groups, starscreaming Terumi in the process, and becoming one of the pantheon's "A-List" villians. Not bad for one of lesser power rank.
Butt Monkey: Yes, there are a ton of these around. The current God of the trope is Axel, with the redeemed one being Hong Meiling. In the past, Tony Stark had his share of misfortunes. As of recent, the Pantheon seems to enjoy taking potshots of Terumi despite his overwhelming power, like that time Deadpool humiliated him. However, Terumi is capable of retaliating back.
Shinji Ikari is Haruhi Suzumiya's personal Butt Monkey.
Anyone who got into the House of Disgraces is also eligible to become one. It's a Fate Worse Than Death for a reason.
Prince Charmles is worth mentioning because even the other Disgraces hate the guy's guts, and not to mention that there's almost a laundry list of all the ways that he's suffering (all of it entirely his own fault too).
Worth special mention is Teppei Houjou, who has been blown up, been split in two by a great axe, beaten to death with base ball bats, stabbed by Octavia, eviserated, torn to shreds by a pissed off T-Rex, and most recently shoved up Mr. Slave's ass.
Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon have been given no love from the Disgraces and all the Equestrian Gods (including the villainous ones) hate their guts.
Also to note: If ever there are characters (the good-aligned ones in particular) from the Gundam franchise ascending to the Pantheon, expect them to hate Lord Djibril's guts on way or the other.
Post Upheaval,The entire Magical Girl Sisterhood. Losing their goddess will do that, especially if the goddess was a Hope Bringer who personally dragged many of them from the brink of despair, and one of the strongest deities in the Pantheon to boot.
And for "Project: Alternate Gentaro", Mitsuzane Kureshima has gotten the wrath of every god who was somehow involved in the project, those who just heard whispers of it, and the Villains House is more interested in him getting his head busted open than helping him.
Call Back: Many of the Gods have references from their home series.
Calling the Old Man Out: Jin Kazama went further than being the God for the trope, he's organizing a team, with the help of Miranda Lawson, consisting of victims of parental abuse so they can stand up for themselves and call out bad parenting. The team so far also include, aside of the two, Raven, Hulk, and N Harmonia. Jin also offered a place for Kurei, but the latter refused while still maintaining respect between the two. Jin considers him an honorary member.
Cerebus Syndrome: The "Party of Armageddon" story was all about Pinkie Pie trying to make a party, gathering people in a Chain of Deals and basically had the pink pony Breaking the Fourth Wall to talk to the narrator. Then, about halfway through when it started merging with the Fourze's Revival story we have Uncle Howee turning wrestling gods into marionettes, Alice summoning her undead mooks with Die for Me!!, the revelation that she resurrected one half of Gentaro's soul, and the ending has the Friendship Asylum built. Weren't expecting that, were you?
Jak and Daxter are the current gods of this trope. They were also the gods of Lifelong Friendship until they abdicated after their temple was destroyed in "The Friendship Asylum"
Character Alignment: Since the Pantheon is based on Dungeons & Dragons, series that don't use D&D Alignment system can be given alignments. There are even gods representing the alignments of Good, Evil, Chaos and Law: Cosmos, Melkor, Lucifer and YHVH respectively.
Characterization Marches On: Zigzagged. Some god/desses somtimes are really surprised of another God/desses' original characterization. Examples include Mickey Mouse, Batman, Bugs Bunny, Ash Ketchum, and Bane, to name a few. Sometimes overlaps with Composite Character.
Complete Monster: There's a LOT of these and they're not concentrated just on the House of Hatred. Johan Liebert, Griffith, Dr. Weil and Terumi Yuuki also have these in their title in addition of their other ones. Not surprisingly, those four are on the top chain of cruelty in the Pantheon.
The Cuties: Current Goddess: Chiyo Mihama. However, other Goddesses invoke this a lot, if they're being hurt, you can be assured a lot of other Gods would hate the hurters. Examples include Fluttershy (especially when Discord is involved) and Noel Vermillion (the moment Vergil utterly trounced her, he earns more enmities than just Makoto Nanaya).
The recent Tales of Alliance stories are currently much darker compared to the earlier plots. Egged on by Lucifer, the Lord of Chaos, Homura takes her best friend's powers and becomes his apostle. Because of this, Madoka has no way to defend herself from YHVH, who aims to make sure she never gets her power back, spawning the "Pantheonic Rebellion" which is arguably the darkest story currently planned.
And while not as dark as the above, another Tales of Alliance story involves figuring out on how an alternate Gentaro Kisaragi has entered the Pantheon which will eventually take birth for "The Friendship Asylum", a psychological horror that—if the discussion boards are correct—will be based on a comic book known as Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth. Lovely.
Dark Is Not Evil: Many of the gods who use darkness are actually good guys. Current Goddess: Midna.
Deadpan Snarker: Not every deity, but some do tend to make sarcastic comments in any situation. Recently, Daria Morgondorffer has ascended as the true Goddess of Sarcasm.
Death Equals Redemption: Precia Testarossa used to be one of the most reviled Gods of the Pantheon. However, due to some more sympathetic portrayals (1st movie and INNOCENT), she lost most of her influence and ended up performing a Heroic Sacrifice to save Fate from Ghetsis. Afterwards, responses about her become more positive.
Decomposite Character: Sora in "The Friendship Asylum". His body is being used by Maxwell, while his soul was in the care of Noah Kaiba until it's death.
Defeating the Undefeatable: Undertaker's solid 21 win streak at Wrestlemania finally ended at Wrestlemania XXX by Brock Lesnar. It's currently up for debate for whether or not Brock is eligible for godhood.
Demoted to Extra: The final fate of the Gods in The Fallen. They're not getting much presence in the Tales of the Pantheon. The current Goddess of this trope is Shiena Kenmochi.
Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: It's very rare, but permanently defeating an Overdeity has been done , as in the case of many of the Disgraces, and on a more horrific note Madoka.
The one responsible for Madoka suffered a similar fate at the hands of Rika Furude of all people by orchestrating the nearly successful assassination attempt on him by Tyrant Valvatorez, being indirectly responsible for Zenon nearly killing him via Enemy Without, and by rendering him completely insane by being the mastermind of "OP Devil May Cry". He's gonna be out of action for a very long time.
The Undertaker's Wrestlemania streak is held in high regards to all wrestling gods, so they all were in shock when Brock Lesnar (who's not a god) did what they could never do and beat the streak.
The Mystery Gang's ascension was because they beat up something called the Nibiru Entity with nothing but their friendship. They're considered Demigods but there's debate as to whether that single act was enough to at least elevate them to Intermediate God or even Greater God status.
Dirty Coward: Some only want to save their own ass and beg for their opponents for their lives.
The Dreaded: There are some Gods that most absolutely fear, and for good reason. More so if they form a group. Notably, Bernkastel and Lambdadelta stay far far away from Lord Tirek due to his ability to drain magic and his backstabbing tendencies.
There's also Madara Uchiha as well but thanks to his Villain Sue status and his creator's desire to make him look like a victim. He purposely depowered himself and is biding his time until he can gain his power back.
Downer Ending: Both the "Fourze's Revival" and "Party of Armageddon" stories end with Alternate!Gentaro getting revenge by placing a Mind Rape on Takatora, and the subsequent creation of what is the Friendship Asylum with Pinkie Pie depressed that her hard work has been ruined.
Ear Worm: Two notable ones are Emmett's "Everything is Awesome" and Queen Elsa's "Let it Go". The former has caused people to spontaneously dance, the latter has been covered into different languages throughout the Pantheon.
Elemental Powers: The House of Nature include Gods lording over various elements:
Fire: It was firstly held by Shigekuni Yamamoto Genryuusai, but after his defeat against Yhwach, Starjun took over, but this caused controversy amongst the elemental ensembles because he's evil. In the end, Human Torch/Johnny Storm succeeded as Starjun's Good Counterpart. Eventually, Human Torch pulled all stops to defeat Starjun, but lost his powers, opting him to change house and handing his house to an ally that helped him: Recca Hanabishi
Everything's Better with Princesses: There are lots of princesses in the Pantheon, most of them residing in the House of Royalty. There is also Charlotte LaBouff who, despite being a demigoddess, wishes to be called a princess.
Felony Misdemeanor: Played for Laughs. Matt Hardy abhors Mitsuzane Kureshima over the fact that Ryugen's armor is based on purple grapes while Matt is known to like green grapes. Then Matt Hardy's feelings for Micchy got personal when he learned how Micchy's plans, which eventually caused, "Project: Alternate Gentaro" got his brother involved and brainwashed into becoming Willow.
Fiery Redhead: Plenty to go around, with the current goddesses being Barbara Gordon and Asuka Langley Soryuu/Shikigami.
Fix Fic: Sometimes, the authors fix the elements of certain characters from their home verse.
Flip Flop of God: Let's just say that the tropers have a REALLY hard time deciding if Johan Liebert and Kenzo Tenma should be considered Intermediate Gods, Greater Gods or an Overdeities.
Forgiven, but Not Forgotten: Happens at times. Litchi Faye-Ling finally manages to get out of the GUAG Token Evil Teammates, but the good guys won't forget that she only got out because of [[spoiler:Revolver Ocelot's plot, and she's still gullible of mistakes if 'the cure' is put in question. On the other hand, Celestia Ludenberg is welcomed to the Pantheon as a normal member and considered a 'victim' of High-School of Mutual Murder, but she got cold shoulders because they won't forget that she orchestrated a double-murder for Greed there (not that Celes care).
Faction A: The McCoy camp, believing that emotions are important and emotional support is exactly what is needed to help Litchi, trying to preserve Arakune so he could be saved later, and abhors Faction B's insistence to dismiss emotions 'for the greater good', likening them in trying to turn every good men into mindless drones towards an ideal.
Faction B: The Spock camp, believing in doing everything to solve what is necessary, or the greater good/goal, The Needs Of Many being their main principle above all and believed that because Litchi violated that, she must be punished, along with not giving the GUAE a gullible pawn to play with, they don't care about any emotions or desperation she had. And to destroy Arakune before he did a number to the safety of the innocents. They think Faction A deals with too much useless things and would even let a genocide-monger go in the name of 'love'.
Faction C: The Kirk camp, taking the third option. They sympathized with Litchi all right, but believes that emotional support isn't the way to go due to the harsh world, thus they believe to force Litchi to move on by killing Arakune. Faction A is against them for ignoring Litchi's feelings, Faction B is also against them because they're not eliminating Arakune for the good of many.
Friend to All Living Things: Most gods have a tendency to befriend animals. The current goddess of this trope is Fluttershy, who cemented her status by befriending Discord.
From Bad to Worse: Homura's betrayal. The Great Upheaval is a plunge off a cliff for the entire Magical Girl Sisterhood, culminating with YHVH declaring war on them. Kind of makes sense, considering it all started with Madoka losing her powers: she is, after all, Hope incarnate. With her defeated...
Gentaro's death and resurrection as "Alternate Gentaro" will create the events called the "Friendship Asylum", causing many gods to investigate...not all of them will make it out with their sanity intact.
And once Log 16 and 20 came out Sora's soul is killed off, and the Iron Giant is on a rampage as he squeezed Takatora to death before tossing him to the ground like a wet towel, the Iron Giant heading to kill Mitsuzane Kureshima which was all part of Alternate!Gentaro's plan.
...then it's revealed in Log 25 that Funny Valentine is the true villain of this story, as he sends Pucci to kidnap Sora's body (along with Yang Xiao Long, for getting in their way), and they enter the asylum's "heart" in preparation for "Time for Heaven".
Gambit Pileup: The Fear Toxin Incident, originally meant to be a singular, isolated story arc, has kicked off a clusterfuck of biblical proportions. In one corner, we have Nyarlathotep and Joker, who are attempting to turn Madoka into a Witch by forcing her to watch her herald Homura kill her apostles while she's unable to do anything. Countering that is the Investigation Team, who want to help Madoka's Magical Girls turn their Witches into Personas and thus defeat them permanently, as well as Archer, who attempts to off the Joker via infiltrating the GUAE. Ultimately, the winner of that pileup turns out to be Lucifer, who uses the previously mentioned incident to play off Homura's fears for Madoka's safety, and convinces her to steal Madoka's power so she can better protect her and take her off the battlefield, and plans to send her up against YHVH as his general. But then in response, YHVH is scheming to subject Madoka to a Fate Worse Than Death to prevent her from regaining her powers, causing Madoka's allies to declare war on HIM, while a completely unaffiliated group known as the Usurpers aim to take advantage of YHVH's weakened state to overthrow Him and put Satan into power.
Genius Cripple: The current God is Bentley, but the previous Goddess happened to be Barbara Gordon.
Genki Girl: Too many to count with Excel Excel being the current Goddess.
Godzilla Threshold: The reveal of YVHV's latest planned atrocity provokes the Rebellion to trigger the restoration of Valvatorez's full power. The GUAE collectively craps their pants in terror when news gets out that "The Tyrant" has returned.
Before that, Lucifer's justification for having Homura steal Madoka's powers was that Madoka was too vulnerable to have so much power: she nearly turned into Kriemhild Gretchen at the climax of the Fear Toxin Incident, which would have spelled the end for the Pantheon.
Friendly Enemy: Which sometimes they team up when it comes to kicking Disgraced butts.
Goldfish Poop Gang: Team Rocket, as they've spent the past 17 - 18 years following Ash Ketchum and his Pikachu around their world to steal the latter. After "Project: Alternate!Gentaro", the trio have also got their sights on Meow Wow and Komory Bat, despite the two being Dream Eaters.
Gone Horribly Right: Mitsuzane Kureshima wanted to break Gentaro and make him feel despair. In the Tales of the Alliance story, Gentaro became Alternate!Gentaro and demonstrated his evilness by gutting Micchy and no one felt sorry for him—minus his older brother Takatora—telling he deserved having Alternat!Gentaro to gut him.
Gorn: The Tales of the Alliance story of "Fourze's Revival" describes how Alternate!Gentaro gutted Micchy, severed his limbs, placed his sliced head in Micchy's own bleeding stomach, etc. Note that this all took place after the narrator asked the author to skip the part where Alternate!Gentaro started eating Micchy's intestines.
After "The Friendship Asylum", Sora becomes one temporary due to being caught up in an explosion and nearly losing his legs. "Battle Royale: Round Two" and "Gentaro's Interlude" puts this trope into action.
Hell Is That Noise: "I was waiting for this moment" can cause Lady Tremaine, her daughters, and Teppei Houjou to scream in absolute terror. All of this due to an Ironic Hell"Groundhog Day" Loop (net time spent in it was effectively 10,000 years) Homura put them through in retaliation for something they tried to do to Satako.
This is notably weaponized by Yuno Gasai, due to her strong hatred with Aru Akise, who is voiced by Akira Ishida... she made it her mission to kill off anyone who is voiced by Ishida. Same goes to those voiced by his supposed Spiritual Successor, Hiro Shimono.
In "Muse Hysteria", during the climax, she reveals to Sora that she's corrupted Tron with the newly-released All-Star Power, and attempts to force the two to fight again. Sora attacks and defeats her instead, and flees the computer world to speak with Riku, setting up the Hacking Trio's plot in "The Friendship Asylum".
Speaking of which, Gears uses the Cursed Coach during the climax to deal with the Delta Cops, one of whom being Aqua, in a matter similar to the attack on Cinderella by her evil step-family. Likewise, the results are the same, with the Unversed's defeat, and Gears and her two dancers being hit by a firebomb and presumably killed.
Human Aliens: Some gods, such as the Doctor, resemble humans, but are actually aliens, robots, programs, or anything else similar. And then, there's the main Kingdom Hearts cast, who are humans, but their travels throughout different worlds invoke this trope.
I Have Many Names: Most, if not all gods, have different aliases and nicknames given to them. Naturally, all of them are included in their profile.
I Just Want to Have Friends: Alice is desperately looking for friends. Fortunately, she's gained some in the forms of: Wednesday Addams, Mandy, Peter Pan, Hansel and Gretel, Gentaro Kisaragi and Kengo Utahoshi. The current God of this trope is Teddie.
Kick the Son of a Bitch: The god of this is Lord Kroak, and expect many gods similar to him to give jerks the beating they deserve.
Recently, Queen Chrysalis was involved in something like this. This is due to her causing Alternate!Gentaro's resurrection, and Alternate!Gentaro placed her in a Mind Rape to payback for all the pain she caused.
Kick the Dog: In the Tales of the Fallen, Tobi, in an attempt to capture Kurama, knocks Winnie The Pooh's honey from his hands.
Within the pantheon itself, we got Cairne Bloodhoof and Shigekuni Yamamoto-Genryusai, no longer belonging within the Pantheon.
Kick Chick: The current goddess happens to be Chun Li.
Knight of Cerebus: The Goddess (as much as a Witch can be considered a deity) of the trope is Charlotte the Dessert Witch of Madoka Magica fame, though she mellowed out considerably even before Madoka Rebellion. In the Tales of the Alliance timeline, the role falls squarely on Lucifer. His very first act was to successfully manipulate Homura into stealing the powers of her best friend Madoka, a goddess who just so happens to be one of the strongest in the entire Pantheon. In doing so, he kicked off the Great Upheaval AND the Pantheonic Rebellion.
Another Tales of the Alliance knight is Alternate!Gentaro seeing as he is a combination of this pantheon's Gentaro and a world where he obtained Polygon Man's All-Star Power and has thus brainwashed Tsukasa Kadoya to kill off any and all Nintendo Gods in his wake. Then we have the Friendship Asylum coming after that, based off of a comic about Arkham...
Large Ham: Plenty to go around, especially the likes of BRIAN BLESSED. Current Deity: The Rock.
Sasuke Uchiha has reformed himself from an Ax-Crazy revenge-thirsty bastard to a Jerkass (To Naruto and his allies and friends, of course.).
Another example is Philemon, who used to be much more of a neglectant Jerkass prior to the removal of the Nyarlathotep incident. After a a punch to the face by Tatsuya Suou, he's become a nicer deity.
Then, here's Voodoo, of all people. He used to be evil and a slave dealer, but it took a defeat at the hands of Maximus (a former slave) to reason him and learn the errors of his actions.
The Pantheon's taken a page out of the Madoka fanon's book and made Mami Tomoe and Charlotte best friends in-Pantheon. Then came Rebellion.
Thanks to Applejack, the newly commissioned House of Personality is this due to her disgust of all the planners and schemers in the House of Mentalism. Not that it stops Nyarlathotep from screwing the House of Personality over.
Literal Split Personality: Onslaught is the current god. Aside that, upon Terumi's defeat, the Terumi persona and Hazama persona got split from eachother, with Hazama hanging around to help Terumi in the shadows.
Loads and Loads of Characters: The Pantheon has gotten so big that listing the involved series (and real life people) runs the risk of breaking the page, prompting a split between them.
Love You and Everybody: Gentaro Kisaragi and Izaya Orihara do, but Izaya despises Gentaro because he believes that only he should be the one to love all of humanity.
MacGuffin Girls: The Princesses of Heart (Belle, Snow White, Aurora, Alice, Jasmine, Cinderella, and Kairi) are this, because they are the only seven gods to possess hearts of pure light, and are thus immune to all corruptions of the pantheonnote though it didn't stop The Master from turning them into clones of himself with his "Immortality Gate". However, when gathered, they can be used to unleash chaos, and thus, they have been placed in separate houses and are being constantly guarded to prevent such an event from happening. Alice, Jasmine and Kairi are able to defend themselves without any problems, fortunately.
These girls played a huge role in "Muse Hysteria", as Alternate!Gentaro has placed a bounty on them so that he could use them to unleash total chaos across the pantheon. He didn't get the desired chaos he wanted, but the Friendship Asylum was able to use this chaos to corrupt Sora, Sly Cooper, Ash Ketchum, Jaune Arc and Jason Brody into mindless guards.
Mad Scientist: The current God is Dr. Wily. Others include Dr. Eggman, Dr. Weil, Orochimaru, and Albert Wesker.
Magical Girl: Many, particularly in the House of Magic. They also have their own group: a sort of religious order known as the Magical Girl Sisterhood.
Magical Nanny: Mary Poppins herself, who can deal with the unruliest of gods.
Mind Rape: The god of this is Johan Liehbert, but a demigod in Eric Draven is capable of using this as well. Alternate!Gentaro brainwashed Eric for this reason, and sicced him on Takatora who was fed images of Gentaro's suffering in "as much time as it took for a person to blink."
There are some God/desses that have the same first name. For example, we have two Hades: one in the house of Life and Death, the other in Villains.
There are four goddesses with the name of Luna: Luna in the House of Shape, Luna Lovegood in Mentalism, Princess Luna in Beasts and Luna Vachon in Ambiguity.
There are two gods named Wander: the one in Ambiguity and the one in Emotions. Amusingly, both of them are involved with love in one way or the other.
There are three gods with Name of Cain: Kane in the House of Faith, the wrestler known as Kane, and Kain Highwind. If you count John Cena's alter ego Hunter Cain, there's four.
There's five gods with Fred as a first name: Fred Jones, Freddy Kreuger, Freddy Mercury, Freddie Benson and Freddy Fazbear.
There are two gods named Matt: Matt Hardy in the House of Family, and Matt in the House of Theater.
Also don't confuse Bruce Wayne (Batman) with Bruce Banner (The Hulk)
There are a couple of gods named Steve: Steve Rogers in Justice, Steve Irwin in Beasts, "Stone Cold" Steve Austin in Theater and Steve? in House of Gaming.
There are a few gods with "Makoto" in their names: Makoto Nanaya and Makoto Kenzaki in the House of Friendship, Makoto Naegi in Heroes, Makoto Kino in Personal Appearance... and then there's Makoto Itou in the Disgraces. There is also Makoto Yuki in House of Magic, though Minato Arisato is the preferred name for him.
Now we've got at least two goddesses by the name of "Penelope": One in the House of Villains (Penelope Mouse), and the other in the House of Personal Appearance (Penelo).
The pantheon also has three gods named Sora: Takigawa of the Demonic Legion, Naegino of the House of Theater, and the third (without a known surname) in the House of Nature. Since the Nature Sora is the most well-known of the three, Takigawa and Naegino are mainly referred to by their surname by most gods.
There are also four gods named Setsuna: Setsuna Higashi in the House of Heroes, Setsuna Meiou in the House of Time and Space, Setsuna Sakurazaki in the House of Royalty, and Setsuna F. Seiei in the House of War.
There are two goddesses with the surname "Tomoe" in the House of Life and Death: Hotaru Tomoe and Mami Tomoe.
There are three goddesses named Haruka: Haruka Tenou in the House of Love, Haruka Kotoura in the House of Mentalism and one simply named Haruka in House of Personal Appearance.
There are three gods named Shinji: Shinji Ikari in the House of Emotion, Shinji Aragaki in the House of Personality.... and Shinji Matou in the Disgraces.
There are eight gods with the name Edward: Edward Scissorhands in the House of Love, Edward Nigma (AKA The Riddler) in the House of Mentalism, Edward Newgate (AKA Whitebeard) in the House of Family, Edward Elric in the House of Magic, Edward Won Hau Pepelu Tivrusky (AKA Radical Ed) IV in the House of Technology, Edward Chris von Muir in the House of Craft, Edward von Bock (AKA Estonia) in the House of Narrative, and, of course, Edward Cullen in the Disgraces. The latter hates these guys and the rest of them have no problem beating his hiney up.
Nice Hat: Worn by many characters, the current god being Raidou Kuzunoha.
Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: The "Great Upheaval" leads to a chain of events that causes the return of "The Tyrant", an entity whose destructive power is said to equal or even surpass Madoka's and Homura's. Once YVHV's been defeated, Tyrant Valvatorez has made it clear that Lucifer is his next target.
Dethkuntnote Dethklok and AxCxkept on ranting and raving about Houkago Tea Time. It actually led to their ascension (although Yui and Mio were already ascended prior to their mentioning).
Ninja: A Shinobi group was made out of it: The Ninja Shi-Tennou, with the members being Ryu Hayabusa, Schwarz Bruder, Bang Shishigami, and Naruto Uzumaki. Hayabusa is the current God of the trope and the leader of the group based on seniority. Kasumi also serves as Hayabusa's Distaff Counterpart.
No Holds Barred Beat Down: Pretty much every time someone pushes on of the above mentioned Berserk Buttons ends with one of these. Booker DeWitt also gave a well-deserved one to Peter Griffon after learning how he treats Meg.
A recurring one happens to involve Gangrel, Edge, Christian and both Matt and Jeff Hardy. They all have a history with one another with Edge, Christian and the Hardy Brothers not wanting to explain what it is, and Gangrel laughing at the formers' attempts to not say a word. And before you ask, no, Luna Vachon herself has no idea what happened (she points out that she married Gangrel after the Brood ended.)
Of course, there's the question of what's beneath Double D's hat.
What happened when Chie, Yukiko and Rise tried to atone for Mystery Food X and wound up making something even worse, all that's known is that the smell alone caused a riot, and that Andrew Zimmern and Pac-man were the two who consumed it to no ill effects. The exact specifications of what happened to everyone else are probably best left to the imagination...
A not hilarious one involves whatever happened in the alternate world Gentaro Kisaragi and the Kamen Rider Club found out seeing as how the members weren't...happy about the results. Any talk about the alternate word (see Alternate Universe) pretty much has become Gentaro's biggest Berserk Button as of late, and brought forth the birth of Alternate!Gentaro.
What Belarus did to get herself banned from the House of Personal Appearance. All that's known is that it involved Kawrou Nagisa.
No Ending: Most likely, as the Pantheon will never cease to exist as long as TV Tropes and fiction exist.
Oh, Crap: Wiz and Boomstick had announced as of 5/17/14, that Godzilla will be participating in a Death Battle against one of his followers, Gamera. Everyone in the Pantheon is freaking out and planning to evacuate the area.
For the Project: Alternate Gentaro storyline, All gods who were close friends to Gentaro are freaking out due to how Alternate!Gentaro has been destroying everyone, and the Kamen Rider Club has freaked out the most due to Funny Valentine wanting Alternate!Gentaro to appear for a while.
And to make matters worse: Thanks to Funny Valentine, Alternate!Gentaro was set loose from the asylum along with the Darkness Proxy. Plus the Friendship Asylum has been corrupting innocent gods to be used as guards and whatnot. So far, at least two gods (Sora and Takatora) have died as a result.
BE VERY AFRAID (often used whenever there's a possible team up between two or more dangerous entities that may spell doom to the Pantheon.
Old Shame: Invoked. Arturia, while possessing the Monty Python and the Holy Grail elements, seems more pissed and ashamed with those escapades, and is trying her best to rectify the 'shame', like refusing to sing The Camelot Song, giving praise about Camelot instead of considering it a 'silly place', and having a hidden desire to defeat Black Beast!Ragna just to prove that she could survive something similar to the Black Beast of AAAAAUUUUGGGHHH without its animator suffering a fatal heart attack.
Orcus on His Throne: The Overdeities, despite being the mightiest figures in the Pantheon, are rarely featured in stories about the gods compared to most of the other members ranked below them. However, some of themwill step in to eliminate some nuisances..
One important one is Atlus, who are so powerful that the likes of YHVH and Lucifer have to bow to them (makes sense: they ARE their creators). However, they're not going to be getting themselves involved in the Pantheonic Rebellion.
Another one is Gen Urobutchi who lords over the Puella Madoka and Gaim gods. He's not getting in neither the Great Upheaval or "Project: Alternate Gentaro" (although he feels sorry for the Kureshima brothers in the latter, considering what happened.)
Our Vampires Are Different: The type of vampires that a few corruptees become in "The Friendship Asylum" are mainly guards of the asylum who are at their most powerful during the night (except for Riku, who's at full power in the day). They can corrupt others into vampires by biting them, though the effect would take a few hours to complete.
Sora is also a vampire while in his Halloween Town form, but despite the fangs and white skin, he's just the same as normal.
Outside-Context Villain: Lucifer and YHVH. The first few Tales of the Alliance stories had to do with, as one may have guessed, fights between the Grand United Alliance of Good and the Grand United Alliance of Evil. Lucifer and YHVH are not affiliated with either: in fact, "Good" and "Evil" are not so easily applied to them at all as much as "Chaos" and "Law".
The Paladin: The current god is Artix von Krieger, but other gods like Cecil also count.
Papa Wolf: All male gods who have people they care about become this, ranging from Vegeta to his family to Wreck-it Ralph for Vanellope. The current God is Brian Mills.
Mama Bear: The female counterpart. The current goddess is Terra Bradford.
Both of these are a prime motivating factor for many in fighting the upcoming "Pantheonic Rebellion" story arc for one goddess by the name of Madoka Kaname.
Pass the Popcorn: In "Project: Alternate Gentaro", the Villain gods are usually watching the madness that happens, mostly due to Mitsuzane Kureshima getting his ass kicked.
Person of Interest: JacuzziSplot to the entire house of Crime, who wants his head. The reason for this is that he raided/robbed 18 mafia speakeasies in one night. The exceptions to this are Issac and Miria.
Persona Non Grata: Justin Bieber is officially banned to join the Pantheon proper since it's checked that his presence would ruin the Pantheon forever.note Only because he is not a fictional character, otherwise he would be in the disgraces already.
Jimmy Savile isn't as much of a real-life Scrappy, but he's banned from the Pantheon for countless child sex abuses throughout his life. Likewise, he would've already been in the disgraces if he was a fictional character.
Pet the Dog: Goes horribly, horribly wrong in the Great Upheaval when Darth Vader tries to help an emotionally distraught Homura. Played more straightly with Gabriel Belmont's treatment of Homura. Satako Houjou is a frequent target.
Playful Hacker: The current goddess is Radical Ed, who joined forces with Bentley and Otacon to form the "Hacking Trio."
Power Levels: From top to bottom: Overdeity, Greater God/dess, Intermediate God/dess, Lesser God/dess, Demigod/dess, Quasideity.
The Power of Love: Used by those in the House of Lovenote particularly the Romance and Passion divisions, but should not be used by Queen Chrysalis.
Punch Clock Villain: The current god is Wreck-it Ralph, whose true alliance is Chaotic Good (when he's not playing his role as the villain).
Put on a Bus: Gods get depowered after taking a vital blow, prompting them to return at a later time in some stories. Examples are Signum, Sub-Zero and Barbara Gordon (justified for the latter as she returned to her Batgirl role).
Quirky Miniboss Squad: Okay, not quirky, but some gods/desses form mini-groups. The official gods of this trope currently are the Ginyu Force.
Recycled Script: Several flavor texts were based on events happening in their home-series, only adjusted with the Deities present in the Pantheon. Also occasionally overlaps with Real Life Writes the Plot, which may lead into some disgraced God getting redeemed.
Red Herring: So many for "Project: Alternate!Gentaro" in regards to who caused Gentaro's corruption. The list includes:
Izaya Orihara: It's mentioned in his profile that he hates Genaro for having Love You and Everybody in the portfolios. He was spooked out when Original!Gentaro went Die For Me!! and even he knows it's stupid to get Alice sad or angry.
Uncle Howee is shown transforming into puppets and being a bit of a sociopath. He was actually called up by Gentaro prior to the events of the story.
Mitsuzane Kureshima: He hates Gentaro for his friendship schtick. Subverted. While he did say the questions that would make Gentaro doubt his friendships, he wasn't the mastermind of it all.
Queen Chrysalis: She was the one who forced Ryusei to kill Gentaro. The author notes that someone else was pulling the strings. Chrysalis is the middle-man in all this.
The deities coming from Defense Of The Ancients and League of Legends are more depicted as rivals here, of course. There were some exceptions that some deities from one series actually become a follower to the other one (Eg: Juggernaut to Garen, Singed to Venomancer), and there were actually a crossover-Friendly Rivalry, between Axe and Darius.
In regards to the Noodle Incident above, Edge, Christian and the Hardy brothers have no problems with Luna Vachon...it's rather their history as the Brood that they don't like to discuss.
Taking potshots on Terumi also seems to be a Running Gag on the Pantheon.
Also this page on Drinking Game levels: Take a sip when you see an entry saying "The current God/Goddess of this trope is..."
Take a sip whenever someone beats the everloving tar out of Justin Bieber.
Bear wrestling, as Zangief, Daniel Bryan and even Fluttershy has gotten involved in it (although in Fluttershy's case she was trying to be a chiropractor).
Meeting Excalibur and then getting the (ﺧ益ﺨ) face.
The author of the Fourze's Revival story likes to mention the graphic descriptions of Alternate!Gentaro slicing Mitsuzane Kureshima into shreds in her Fourze and Pinkie Pie stories, and mentioning that Mitsuzane was "probably castrated". Another gag is that the Party of the Apocalypse story can either be "Party of the Apocalypse" or "Party of Armageddon".
A darker one is the constant mention of how those involved with "Project: Alternate Gentaro" having to give Takatora Kureshima (the older brother of Mitsuzane Kureshima who caused most of the project to happen) lessons on judging people better, and gods chewing Takatora out for his blatant ignorance. Tommy Oliver skipped the speech and punched Takatora in the face.
All gods with Yuri Lowenthal as a voice actor have different reactions to one another. For example, Yosuke is utterly creeped out by Amane Nishiki, but finds Ben Tennyson a cool guy to hang out with.
It's not uncommon for Persona 4 or Metal Gear Solid portfolios to have things related to Hiimdaisy
Did you see some notoriously powerful evil Gods teaming up and planning to bringing doom to the Pantheon? Well... BE VERY AFRAID!
There are verses similar to the bible whenever a deity makes a rule.
There's a gag about how "making X mad" is the "X number stupidest thing to do" according to the main house.
If Suburban Knights is referenced, expect gods who were cosplayed at the time looking in either interest or confusion at it all. Same goes for To Boldly Flee if it was mentioned.
Shoo Out the Clowns: Both narrator and author from the Fourze and Pinkie Pie stories decide to stop commenting for the final parts of the stories. The author does note that at the beginning of Act 2, they will return to answer questions. They came back during Part 8 of Party of the Apocalypse, mostly due to the story once again describing Mitsuzane's dismemberment.
Slightly downplayed in the Pantheonic Rebellion. While the story is fiercely dark, the OP Lol Devil May Cry stories have Lol Ranger driving Lucifer insane.
Shrinking Violet: Surprisingly, The Current God of this is Jacuzzi Splot. The title was originally offered to Hinata Hyuga, whose title is Fan of Underdog.
Smug Snake: Terumi went down from an utter Magnificent Bastard into this, mostly thanks to how there are more Genre Savvy individuals nearby that knew his plans or is unaffected with his mental penis (or proceeds to shut him up by force that could match him up). However, at times, even Terumi can surprise them too. To hammer the point home, his self-grandization makes him unaware that Nyarlathotep can and will outwit him if the latter even wants it all just to spite him. In fact, Terumi got defeated by Hakumen in Chronophantasma, he still remains in the pantheon, just so Nyarlathotep can make him a universal laughing stock.
Speaking of this trope, the current God is Eric Raymond.
Jeff Hardy's alter egos (Anti-Christ of Professional Wrestling and Willow) are treated as this, having their own symbols and themes. Exploited by Alternate!Gentaro when he brainwashed Jeff to become Willow.
Spoiled Brat: The current Goddess is Princess Morbucks. Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon serves as their Disgraced equivalents. Interestingly, Morbucks hates them because they "have no style.".
For the Magical Girl genre, It's Pretty Cure. The Heartcatch and Fresh teams were the first and second to be fully reassembled in the Pantheon respectively. Both Yes 5!, Smile and DokiDoki have respectively 2, 3 and 2 of their members reigning a seat, and there are several more Cures from other series too! They even have their own group in the Magical Girl Sisterhood. That being said, they still pale compared to the aforementioned Puella Magi Madoka Magica, who not only have their major casts in, but their actions would hold sway to the direction of the Pantheon greatly.
There's a huge influx of wrestling gods who've recently made it to the Pantheon, so much that they're the only group to have their own house in the Pantheon Wrestling Federation. Amusing part is, not all of them are in the House of Sports.
All members of the Joestar family have recently found themselves ascended, alongside many of their sworn enemies.
But for Shin Megami Tensei as a whole, YHVH and Lucifer outclass everyone else, including the Investigation Team, and have become two of the most important gods in the Pantheon. The two played a massive part in the Great Upheaval and consequent Pantheonic Rebellion, which gained them enough power to set up their own alliances for Law and Chaos.
On a special note, of all the Overdeities in the pantheon, Madoka gets featured in more stories than the rest of them. Justified in that she's a Hope Bringer. She's so important that the events of The Great Upheaval shook the pantheon to its core, triggering the events of the Pantheonic Rebellion.
When it comes to video game characters, there are a lot of Nintendo gods. In comparison to fighting game gods, 35 Nintendo gods have participated in Master Hand's Super Smash Bros. tournament, with an additional 4 video game gods being Guest Fighters. Following them, the majority of Gods from Sony come next with 14 having fought in Polygon Man's Battle Royale (15 if you count Heihachi).
All members of the Kamen Rider Club (minus Ryusei Sakuta) have seats, with Gentaro's alternate self heavily being mentioned in their portfolios. Heck, Alernate!Gentaro's story has become important that alongside the Pantheonic Rebellion, Alternate!Gentaro has become a huge threat of his own.
There are a lot of Disney gods here, particularly there are at least ten Disney princesses all together. Somewhat justified in that six of them (plus Kairi) are the "Princesses of Heart".
Final Fantasy has many representatives, good and evil. On the protagonist side, there are five Final Fantasy IV good guys who have ascended (six if you count Cid).
A recent flood of Dragonball characters have passed by with huge portfolios added onto them.
There's a grand total of 9 Neptunia goddesses in the Pantheon.
There's around twenty Touhou goddesses, with their creator also ascended.
MOBA genre characters have taken more prominence than usual. It started with just League of Legends characters, but over time, not only more LOL characters come in, Dota 2 characters started to populate the Pantheon. From this reasoning also, even original mythologies are able to bypass the rule of 'mythology Gods need to have a presentation within popular media' through Smite. Existing Blizzard characters also started making mentions about Heroes of the Storm
In the upcoming Pantheonic Rebellion, it would appear that the Usurpers lead by Satan are in fact playing this trope in the grand scheme of things, as Melkor is apparently unaware of its very existence, much less its endgoals. Both Hades and Grima (a member of the group himself), have noted that if Melkor, already on edge with his minions deserting, caught wind of it before they make their move, it would one interesting reception.
Notably, 2013 is the Year of Luigi, which the green plumber is finally treated like something other than a Second Banana. Somehow, of all people, Solid Snake defends him over this.
Token Evil Teammate: There's a division made out of this in the GUAG. Some are members who join out of atonement. It's monitored by Sol Badguy, Zuko, and King II. Gig is usually a substitute if all three of them are away. The more ruthless members in the division have no problems with Gig as a substitute.
The Scrappy: An in-universe, but not a bad example: Excalibur. He can drive everyone into irritation and rage. There are few exceptions for that rule though. There's also the classic example being Scrappy Doo in the Disgraces. Though if the Disgraces hierarchy is to be trusted, Edward Cullen could be surpassing even Scrappy in this department.
For one that's truly bad, we have the recently added Prince Charmles. He has gotten the ire of everyone due to his spoiled attitude and cowardice. Predictably, once the Disgraces was opened again, he's tossed there with gusto. Charmles eventually got someone who's worse than him in this respect: Diamond Tiara.
Power-levels aside, Terumi is getting near this trope, as he lost the overpowered status he got in the game, and not everyone consider his Trolling to be awesome. He's the subject of several Even Evil Has Standards, and it's something when an Eldritch Abomination like Perfectio is annoyed at his antics.
Lady Tremaine is said to be one of the most despised gods because of her cruelty to many goddesses, including her step-daughter Cinderella (a Princess of Heart, mind you), Luxanna Crownguard, and Satoko Houjou, as well as recent evidence that she mentally abused her own biological daughters, Drizella and Anastasia, which made them pure evil in one timeline. A few gods have even started a pension to get her put into the Disgraces, which has already gotten support from even some of the villains.
Toku: There's the Toku Base for the GUAG and the Demonic Legion for the GUAE... composed mainly for Tokusatsu characters who are Saints and Demons respectively. Also serves as a test for future ascensions.
Those who are officially graduated to full Godhood are Tsukasa Kadoya, Gentaro Kisaragi, Rio, Mele, Ryan Steele, Basco ja Tolokia and Jason Lee Scott.
Mitsuzane Kureshima got expelled from the Toku Base, yet he got a place in the House of Ambiguity and then in the House of Villains, but since his GUAE run is over, he's currently in The Fallen.
Yoko Minato was formerly a Demonic Legion member. However, she gains a place in the House of Personal Appearance.
Took a Level in Badass: Many are capable of doing this, but the most recently notable example is The Dovakhin, who can now force a dragon as his servant (This even includes Maleficent, The Queen of Evil) through a Compelling Voice.
The current Goddess of this trope happens to be Nodoka Miyazaki.
Tsundere: The current goddess is Shana. Of course. The male examples are more subtle.
Trademark Favorite Food: Most gods have a favorite food they like, ranging from Yami and her taiayki to Shana and her melon-pan. The current god is Popeye, due to the fact that it also serves as a Power-Up Food, which he's also a God of.
The GUAE is trying to turn the Puella Magi into Witches, while the heroes and fellow Magical Girls do all they can to stop them.
The Kamen Rider Club is trying to get Gentaro back with all the allies they can gather and the birth of what is to become Alternate!Gentaro.
Pinkie Pie's party is ruined, so she gathers her own group to find the people responsible. It later merges with the Gentaro storyline.
Chakravartin has launched an offense on Asura, who is busy trying to calm down Shinji Ikari at the moment. Unfortunately, this has a reset.
Archer is plotting to stop the Joker's plans from coming to fruition by plotting to infiltrate the GUAE.
After the Kamen Rider Club and Pinkie Pie stories is the ominous "Friendship Asylum", a tale of darkness, corruption and no escape.
Further behind them in line is the budding "Pantheonic Rebellion", a story looking to be the Tropes Pantheon equivalent of Final Crisis.
Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny: Happens a lot, but there is an unofficial rule that any battles recorded in Death Battle (which is this trope) must be put in the participants' flavor texts. In case an existing God lost to a non-deity, then either an extra flavor text must be included to make the losing God look not too bad, or the non-deity will find a portfolio to ascend.
Speaking of this trope, the current God is Fred Rogers.
Unexpected Character: Some Gods come in out of the blue, but the Goddess that currently embodies this trope is the Wii Fit Trainer.
If the Tales of the Alliance is to go by, the straw that broke the camel's back for "Alternate Gentaro's" birth was Mitsuzane "Micchy" Kureshima becoming God of Hope Crushers and planning on taking Gentaro to the dark side. Let's just say Micchy would be the first sacrifice for "Project: Alternate Gentaro". And before him, there was Queen Chrysalis, whose actions to make Ryusei kill Gentaro was the reason that Gentaro would become Alternate!Gentaro in the first place. Whoops.
While it was hardly the sole cause, Darth Vader tries to console an emotionally distraught Homura at one point, as she's torn between respecting her friend's wishes and keeping her safe from harm, especially after the Fear Toxin Incident. Ultimately, his words end up convincing her to throw her lot in with Lucifer. Cue the Great Upheaval.
The Goddess of this trope in The Fallen is Onryu Sonozaki, who caused multiple strifes in Higurashi, one of said strifes caused the fall of Shion.
Villain-by-Proxy Fallacy: The Sisterhood has picked up a nasty case of this post-Upheaval: are you associated, or even acquainted in any way with Lucifer? Well, they hate you, regardless if you are a friendly detective who stands for the exact same things their Goddess does (Raidou Kuzunoha XIV), or are the physical incarnation of being a nice brother who helped one of their number break one of the most terrible curses placed on them (Yu Narukami). This last one earned them a What the Hell, Hero? from Madoka herself, who honestly got the worst of Lucifer's machinations. Out of respect for her, they're giving Yu another chance.
Penelope Mouse serves as a protagonist in "Muse Hysteria". She partly helps set up the events of the story, and "The Friendship Asylum", by rejecting alliance with Dyson, causing him and Courtney Gears to go after the Princesses of Heart.
We Used to Be Friends: This is what actually happened between Madoka and Homura post-Upheaval, and as result, with the formation of the Alliances of Law and Chaos, members of the Alliances of both Good and Evil who are less loyal to Cosmos and Melkor are defecting in favor of the recently formed Alliances. Friendships start to shatter in full effect.
What the Hell, Hero?: Takatora Kureshima has gotten an earful from The Shield, Elena, Dudley and Matt Hardy (with presumably more Gods to come) for not realizing how his little brother Mitsuzane was completely evil and being the one who caused Gentaro's resurrection and becoming "Alternate Gentaro". The four parties are in Teeth-Clenched Teamwork territory with Takatora because of this. After many of these gods learned of how Alternate!Gentaro also viewed Takatora this way, placing the god into a Mind Rape that left him a screaming mess, they felt sorry for him as in truth it was never really his fault.
Wild Card: Some members of the Token Evil Teammate and Re-Education Facility are this. The current Goddess is Lambdadelta.
Wham Episode: At first, Puella Magi Madoka Magica serves as one, what with the changes of the Magical Girl system and the rise of Madoka Kaname. However, it seems to about to be out-whammed by the third movie, detailing Madoka's loss of power and Homura's descent into evil. This will demand a sweeping change throughout the Pantheon once again.
The Season 4 finale of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic is a contender. The Mane 6 are now Greater Goddesses, Lord Tirek was crowned God of the Mana Drain—who is a threat that the likes of Melkor wouldn't be near him—and Discord is now permanently a member of the GUAG.
The Tales of the Alliance has both the Fourze and Pinkie Pie stories end with Gentaro becoming Alternate!Gentaro and Pinkie Pie depressed as Maxwell creates the dark entity known as the "Friendship Asylum".
In Log 20 of the Friendship Asylum, Elena accidentally firing Kamen Rider Ryugen's gun made the Iron Giant mad, and has crushed Takatora into a bloody pulp before heading off for what is seemingly the House of Villains to crush Mitsuzane Kureshima, releasing destruction on the Pantheon as he does.
Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Different gods have different fears. The most notable is Artix, God of Paladins having a big fear of pink and ponies.
And of course, Indiana Jones the Trope Namer, is afraid of snakes.
Zero-Context Example: Occasionally happens where someone just put in bare minimum entry to the Pantheon, minimum portfolio, without much justification or flavors. That's why this one rule point exists:
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.