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Sandbox: 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.

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.


Tropes Associated with the Trope Pantheons

  • Aborted Arc: After his failed attempt to corrupt Kyoko Sakura into becoming the witch Ophelia, Albert Wesker had a plan implied to be a Xanatos Gambit. Even if they lost, Wesker has implanted a device into Edward Elric's automail that activates Ignis under the GUAG's nose. However, this hasn't been brought up again.
  • Abusive Parents: Ghetsis, Relius, Sophia Lamb, Gendo, Ragyo, and Kazuya and Heihachi. Special mention goes to the latter two as Jin Kazama opposes them both.
    • Peter Griffin and the Ayasaki Parents had multiple reasons for being Disgraced Gods, but their respective abuse of both Meg and Hayate makes up most of the other Gods' entries where they get involved.
    • Precia was the Goddess of this retroactively... Until Ghetsis removed her entirely, confirming her past as a good mother.
  • Acceptable Targets: The Disgraces themselves, Justin Bieber, and Jimmy Savile.
  • Accidental Pervert: Rito Yuki is the current God of this.
  • Accidental Pornomancer: The current God is Nightwing.
  • 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).
  • Actor Allusion: In-Universe, of course; and there are plenty of them. See Hey, It's That Voice!/Hey, It's That Guy! below.
  • Actually Pretty Funny: Compared to Arturia's opinion of it being an Old Shame, Mordred thoroughly enjoyed watching Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
  • Aloof Big Brother: The Current God is Byakuya Kuchiki.
  • Already Met Everyone: An odd example. Many gods have met each other or at least heard of each other's reputation. See Composite Character for more.
  • Alternate Universe: Fanfics, video games and the like that star different gods that are opposite to themselves are treated as this. For example, Gentaro Kisaragi has seen himself in a world where he became evil while Tomoyo Daidouji added Love Makes You Crazy to her portfolio after a certain universe.
  • 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 Megaten Protagonist who's gone toe-to-toe with Lucifer himself and come out on top.
    • Speaking of which, the current example is The Janitor.
  • Anime Hair: Many gods have outrageous hairdos. The former god is Yugi. The current god is Haomaru.
    • Some gods with this type of hair will take amusement if asked about it. For example, asking if anyone's seen "a guy with spiky hair" around Sora will cause him to tug one of his own spikes.
  • Anti-Hero: The current God is Guts. There are others that include Batman, The Punisher, and Kiritsugu Emiya.
  • Anti Anti Christ: The current Goddess is Raspberyl, but another prominent member is Artix von Krieger, the Champion of Darkness who fights as an Undead Slayer.
    • There's also a group of them, which consists of those two, Ryoji Mochizuki, and Rin Okumura.
  • Anti-Villain: The Current God is Victor Fries AKA Mr. Freeze. There are still others around such Harupuia, Litchi Faye-Ling, Takatora Kureshima/Kamen Rider Zangetsu, Itachi Uchiha, and Revolver Ocelot.
  • 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.
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: Expect Deadpool to whip out these.
  • 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.
  • The Atoner: The Current God is Sol Badguy.
  • 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.
  • Beam Spam: Most Deities have the ability to use this in combat, whether with robots or magic of various sizes or attributes, respectively. Current Deity: Shou Toramaru.
  • Beast and Beauty: Current Gods are, who else, Belle and the Beast.
  • Beauty Is Bad: Where there isn't a god for that trope as of yet, there is a group called "The Rule of Beauty" made from that idea in mind.
  • Beneath the Mask: The current Goddess is Aila Jyrkiäinen.
  • Berserk Button: Varies from God to God. Some of them even take residence in the Treasures vault, for instance... THE BAT CREDIT CARD!?!?!?
    • 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 
      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.
    • Do not mess with Yuuka Kazami's flower garden. It has been listed on the how to kill yourself in the most painful ways in the Pantheon list.
    • 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 Duumvirate: Courtney Gears and Dyson in "Muse Hysteria", though Alternate!Gentaro is the Bigger Bad.
    • 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.
  • Big Eater: Gods like Kirby and Pac-Man fit here.
  • Big Good: Despite having Cosmos as the Goddess of it, there are other Gods that function the same. Examples include Superman, Captain America, Mr Rogers, Lamington, and Commander Shepard.
  • Big, Thin, Short Trio: The current Gods are Ed, Edd n Eddy.
  • Big "WHAT?!": The Current God is "Stone Cold" Steve Austin.
  • Big "YES!": Daniel Bryan, being the God of this Trope.
  • Blood Knight: Other than Kenpachi Zaraki, the majority of Gods of the House of Combat and War are this.
  • Born Winner: The current God is Kira Yamato.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Some of the gods in the Friendship Asylum arc have been corrupted by the asylum itself. This list includes: Sora, Sly Cooper, Jason Brody, Jaune Arc, and Ash Ketchum.
    • In "Battle Royale: Round Two", anyone who is captured by Polygon Man will be brainwashed to attack each other to the death.
  • Boobs of Steel: The current Goddess is Tifa Lockhart.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: Deadpool's specialty. Pinkie Pie does this to the narrator in her Tales of the Alliance stories.
  • Breakout Character: Deities are capable of being main characters if they play a big role. The God of this is Arthur Fonzralli
    • 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.
  • Breakout Villain: Villainous deities are capable of being this, with Shredder as the God of it.
    • 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.
  • Bullying a Dragon: For some strange reason, some gods always think this is a good idea, especially members of the Disgraces. The results are often as expected.
  • Bully Hunter: The current God is Jimmy Hopkins, who also codified the trope.
  • But for Me, It Was Tuesday: Some Villains can be indifferent about their evil deeds. The Current God is M.Bison/Vega/Dictator. OF COURSE!
  • 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.
    • Others include Kenny and Lancer.
    • 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.
  • Buxom Is Better: Many of the Goddesses are quite busty. To the point that there's a group called 'Boobie Trio', currently consisting Paio II, Litchi Faye-Ling (current Goddesses of the trope, even if Litchi has another title) and Mami Tomoe (as she's unusually buxom for her age). They tried to expand into 'Boobie Quartet', by first approaching Sypha Belnades, but got rejected due to D-Cup Distress. They seem to be making better progress (but no words of success yet) with Sona Buvelle.
  • 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"
  • The Champion: The current god is Warrior of Light
  • 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.
  • Cheerful Child: The current goddess is Yotusba.
  • The Chessmaster: Oh so many... Let the games begin. The Current God of this is Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish
  • Chick Magnet: There is an entire group made out of it: the Chick Magnet Quartet, which includes: Issei Hyodo, Negi Springfield, Criminy and Hayate Ayasaki.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: No one is a goddess for that, but a group of them was directly made to oppose the Yandere Quartet in the form of the Special Lovers Squad, particularly division 1 which is lead by Nyarko. The other members are Kuroko Shirai, Juvia Lockser and Mele.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Beside Alpharius and Jagi as the current God, some schemers have no qualms fighting dirty as part of their plan.
  • Combat Sadomasochist: The current god is Animus.
  • Comedic Sociopathy: Want to earn bonus points for a god? Just mention anytime they kicked Justin Bieber's ass.
  • 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.
  • Composite Character: Most Gods are an amalgamation of nearly every of their incarnations. For instance, Batman has some elements taken from the show starring Adam West, such as the "Nananananana Batman!" song as one of his 'less serious' Leitmotif and used to be unable to get rid of bombs in the past, but he was able to overcome it via The Dark Knight Rises. In the same time, He's also a fanboy of the Gray Ghost and eats hot dogs (but not Nachos) as well as having ventured to the universe where Superman becomes a tyrant. He also only works in black...or sometimes very, very dark grey.
  • Creepy Twins: The current gods are Hansel and Gretel.
  • 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).
  • Darker and Edgier:
    • Plot
      • 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.
  • Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life: The Cutie Mark Crusaders and Nozomi Yumehara/Cure Dream both embody this trope.
  • 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.
  • Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: Via "OP Devil May Cry", Lol Ranger drives Lucifer completely insane. The current god is Harry Dresden.
  • 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.
    • The one God who the rest of the Pantheon actually sees as an actual threat from the Disgraces is Kaldor Draigo, God of Absurdly Powerfull Characters, a man who puts fear in EVERY demon god! The one saving grace is that he is almost always stuck in The Warp. But the few times he manages to find a way out...
    • 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.
    • Terror Hero: Likewise, some heroes are this. A good example of this includes Ghost Rider.
  • 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.
  • Dream Team/Rag Tag Bunch Of Misfits/Teeth-Clenched Teamwork/Odd Friendship/Vitriolic Best Buds: It varies from story to story, from group to group.
  • Dye Hard: The current god is Jeff Hardy.
  • Earn Your Happily Ever After: Miyuki Hoshizora is the living embodiment of these tropes.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Riku in "Tales of the Alliance".
  • 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.
  • Eldritch Abomination: A lot of them. Thankfully, there are a lot of Gods capable of punching them to counter that. Some can also be even be scammed and ticked off about this.
  • Elemental Powers: The House of Nature include Gods lording over various elements:
  • Emotion Eater: The Current God is No Face. Another God is Perfectio, who feeds on despair.
  • Enemy Mine: Every god in the House of Crime will team up together if Prince Charmles ever gets within 500 feet of the house. Even Issac and Miria hate his guts.
    • On the same vein, Prince Charmles is not allowed near the House of Royalty and every Equestrian God and Goddess (including Discord) have no qualms in seeing him suffer.
    • This is how many Good and Evil Gods team up when it comes to giving The Disgraces a well deserved beatdown.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: While Captain Cold is the current God, Many of the villainous Gods have lines that they wouldn't cross:
  • Even the Girls Want Her: The current Goddess is Mana Aida.
  • Everyone Looks Sexier If French: The current goddess is Charlotte Dunois.
  • 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.
  • Evil Diva: Courtney Gears is the goddess of this trope, and she's proud of it, too!
  • Evil Versus Evil: Well, not as much 'Evil' as much as they are really far removed from what people usually consider morality. In any case, Lucifer and YHVH are the two driving forces behind the Great Upheaval and the consequent Pantheonic Rebellion, and undeniably bad news. As in their native series they are diametrically opposed to each other: in fact, the Great Upheaval was kicked off as a direct result of Lucifer's plan to get Homura on his side and use her against his Archenemy. In fact, they stand as the current Big Bad Ensemble.
  • Expy: Is there a pair of God/Goddesses that are expying each other? That usually translates to a 'relationship'.
  • Fallen Hero: Twofold. Sayaka Miki is the Magical Girl version in House of Magic. Super Hero Aurum is the super hero version with a Broken Pedestal in the Fallen. Mitsuzane is also pending to become the God of Fallen Riders.
  • Fanservice: The Current Goddess is Mai Shiranui.
    • Fanservice Pack: Some of the Goddesses (and Gods) have prettied up over the recent years.
  • Fantastic Racism: Besides Tomas de Torquemada and Nemesis the Warlock as the Current Gods, there are many evil deities that harbor an intense hatred for other races.
  • Fantasy Pantheon: Naturally.
  • Fate Worse Than Death: By the Pantheon standards, being removed from the Pantheon are better off than being thrown into the Disgraces. The Fallen is similar, but still viewed as 'better' than Disgraces. Of course redemption is still an option despite so.
    • Justin Bieber has this the worst: due to his Persona Non Grata status, he is banned from any part of the Pantheon, even the Disgraces. Rule of Cautious Editing Judgement prevents him for getting kicked in the latter due to the "No Real Life Deities in the Disgraces" rule.
      • Same goes for Jimmy Savile for his sexual abuses on children throughout his lifetime.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Most of the villains who are smug. Black Comedy ensues.
  • The Fashionista: Shiki Misaki used to hold this seat, but Erika Kurumi took it over. They hold nothing against each other though.
  • 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.
  • Five-Bad Band: The Evulz Sentai Trollkaiger. The members include:
  • Five-Man Band: And to counter the Trollkaigers, we have the LOL Rangers.
  • 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).
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: The Yandere Quartet and the Chick Magnet Quartet are built around this trope.
  • Freudian Trio: Aside of having the three trope namers (Kirk, Spock, McCoy) dealing with their respective tropes, this trope plays in a great theme within the Morality Civil War:
    • 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.
    • Keet: The male version of this trope.
  • Genre Savvy: Most gods are this. Current god: Abed Nadir.
  • Get a Hold of Yourself, Man!: The current God is Bright Noa, with his patented "Bright Slap".
  • Girl Posse: The official Goddesses are The Ashleys, while their Disgraced representatives are Minami Obuchi, Natsumi Koizumi and Kumi Mouri.
  • 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.
  • Go-Karting with Bowser: Some of the villains compete with heroes in various contests. Of course, the heroes know where this is going to end.
    • 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.
  • Guile Hero: The current god is Sereph Lamington.
  • The Gunslinger: Quite a few of them. The current god is Coyote Starrk, but other mentions include Vash the Stampede, Noel Vermillion, and Rushuna Tendo
  • Handicapped Badass: Again, Bentley.
    • 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.
  • Healing Hands: The current goddess is Asia Argento.
  • Heel-Face Turn: The current God is Zuko. Most recently, Discord is now a permanent member of the GUAG after being backstabbed by Lord Tirek.
  • Heel-Face Revolving Door: The current gods are Kain Highwind and Kevin Levin.
  • 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.
  • Hey, It's That Voice!/Hey, It's That Guy!: If certain Gods share the same voice actors or live actors, expect them to have different relationships with one another.
    • 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.
  • History Repeats: Courtney Gears loves to pull off this trope.
    • 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.
  • Hot Witch: The current Goddess is Taria de Castillo.
  • 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.
  • Humans Are Special: The current God is Philemon.
  • Humans Are the Real Monsters: The current God is Nyarlathotep.
  • Humongous Mecha: A lot of deities belong to various shows (particularly anime), films, comics, and video games. Currently divided into the GUAG Robot War Division and the GUAE Mecha Cohort.
  • Iaijutsu Practitioner: Some Gods have many sharp blades, ranging from Rorona Zoro to Goemon Ishikawa, to Samuel Rodriguez. In fact, a katana tournamet was made out of it by the latter.
  • It's All About Me: The current God is Gilgamesh.
  • 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.
  • "I Know You're in There Somewhere" Fight: The god of this is Luke Skywalker.
  • Jerkass: Besides Jin Kisaragi as the Current God, there are many of them, from Sasuke Uchiha, to Seymore. The Disgraced equivalent of this trope is Peter Griffin.
  • Kiai: The current God is Liu Kang.
  • 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.
  • Killed Off for Real: Hard if not impossible to do since the Pantheon canon is that gods tend to regenerate, but Elmyra Duff was fed to Tyranids for her numerous terrible crimes, and is pretty much an inert, formless bioplasm now.
    • 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.
  • Lighter and Softer:
    • Characterzation:
      • 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.
    • Other:
      • 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.
  • Lovable Sex Maniac: The current goddess is Anarchy Panty.
  • Love at First Sight: The goddess of that would be Juvia Lockser.
  • Love Martyr: The current Goddess is Mele.
  • 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 . 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.
  • Malevolent Masked Men: The current God is Kane, but the PAYDAY crew also counts.
  • Manipulative Bastard: See The Chessmaster.
  • Masked Luchador: The current God is Rey Mysterio, but he ascended El Santo as the God of Lucha Libre.
  • Massive Multiplayer Crossover
    • Intercontinuity Crossover: The current God of that trope is Polygon Man, with the former God (Master Hand) in the Fallen. However, Master Hand is preparing to ascend once more.
  • Memetic Mutation: If there's a meme related to the deity, you can be sure as hell it's mentioned in the portfolio. Suiseiseki and Souseiseki are the goddesses of Internet memes where as Monsoon is the god of cultural memes.
  • Might Makes Right: Current God is Vergil Sparda.
  • The Millstone: The previous god was Gilligan, but he paid his dues and is now in the House of Personality. Lance Vance is his replacement.
  • A Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Read: While there are several telepaths in the Pantheon, Haruka Kotoura is the Goddess of this trope.
  • 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."
  • Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal, Because You Were Nice to Me: Reptile, usually a villain through and through (despite being a type-2 Anti-Villain), actually pulled a Heel-Face Turn. Why? His mistreatment went Up to Eleven in the GUAE and he wondered if he could take it further. A short visit to the GUAG, nice treatment by Litchi Faye-Ling, assurement and encouragement by Cosmos eventually made him finally pull a turn and get a break from his usual abuse. Time will tell if this will last.
  • Moment Of Awesome: Emmett recently ascended to the Pantheon on the same day, a few hours after the premiere of his movie.
  • Morality Pet: Used to show that even some villainous Gods have drawn lines. The current goddess is Amy Rose.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: In "Fourze's Revival" Takatora Kureshima really got hit with this when he learns what his little brother, Mitsuzane, did with regards to Alternate!Gentaro.
  • Name's the Same:
    • 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.
    • There are two Nyarlathoteps in the Pantheon: One is the living embodiment of all the evil in humanity's heart and is a total dick to everyone, residing in House of Personality... and the other one is a silver-haired perky girl by the name of Nyarko who is a fangirl to everything Toku-based, a bit of a love freak, and a good person, who resides in the Houses of Love and Personal Appearance. Needless to say, they don't get along.
    • There are three Mius: Miu Kazashiro in Leadership, Miu Matsuoka in Emotion and Miu Furinji in Personal Appearance.
    • There are multiple gods with the name 'Jack': Captain Jack Sparrow, Jack Skellington, Jak, Jack Spicer, Black Jack.
    • Don't confuse Gordon Ramsay with Gordon Freeman.
    • There are two gods named "Terra": Terra in Personality and God of Horrible Judge of Character, and Terra in Love and Goddess of Mama Bears.
    • 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 three to four goddesses named Asuka: One is a shinobi, two of them are mecha pilots, and one is a martial artist. Amusingly enough, the first three are right next to each other in the same House.
    • 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.
    • There are four gods named Mako in the pantheon: One is a Cloudcuckoolander, one drives tanks, one pilots a mecha, and the last one is a Sentai Pink Ranger with a bad ability to cook.
    • There are two goddesses named Rei: Rei Ayanami in the House of Emotion, and Rei Hino in the House of Faith.
    • There are three goddesses with the last name of Aino. Heart Aino in the House of Love, Megumi Aino in the House of Narrative, and Minako Aino in the House of Power.
    • There are two goddesses named Kyouko: Kyouko Sakura in the House of Food, and Kyouko Kirigiri in the House of Profession.
  • Narrator: Besides the tropers in the Book Of Trope, Tales Of The Alliance, Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny, and Operation Axe to the Face, sometimes, it's Deadpool, The Joker, Kyon, and Pinkie Pie.
  • The New Rock & Roll: The current god is none other than Marilyn Manson.
  • 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 kept 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 Campaign for the Wicked/No Canon for the Wicked: Downplayed; Some but not all villains will be featured in some stories. This happens only if it Varies on the writer. Naturally, this is because The Good Guys Always Win.... Until Tales of Villainy came.
  • 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.
  • Noodle Incident: Some can be downright hilarious.
    • 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.
  • No-Nonsense Nemesis: There are a select few of these, and these are the ones who know exactly what they're doing.
  • Non-Action Guy: The current God is Hal "Otacon" Emmerich.
  • Not Blood Siblings: Some gods have the same surnames, but are in no way related to each other.
  • Nothing Is Scarier: The ending chapter of "Party of Armageddon" ends with Maxwell using his notebook to make the inmates of the Friendship Asylum quiet, causing this effect.
  • Not So Different: Not very common, but some villains do pull this on some heroes.
  • Nuke 'em: The former God of the trope was Duke Nukem, but since he only represents it metaphorically, he left the position and got replaced by Warhead.
  • Nuns Are Mikos: The current Goddess is Erica Fontaine.
  • 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 them will 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.)
  • Ordinary High-School Student: Many, ranging from Kyon to Ned Bigby.
  • Our Monsters Are Different
    • Our Mermaids Are Different: Ariel was born a mermaid, but has since chosen to become a human so she could marry Prince Eric.
      • Sora also knows a spell that will allow him to turn into a merman, which he uses whenever he has go underwater.
    • Our Trolls Are Different: With Vol'jin as the God, and he'd like to make it clear that the trolls he leads are different than the Trolls that are more than making malicious messages for their amusement. He does however find the resident friendly neighborhood trolls Mion and Shion Sonozaki hilarious.
    • 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.
  • Outlaw Couple: The current gods are Issac and Miria.
  • 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.
  • Perky Goth: The current goddess is Tomoko Nozama.
  • Person of Interest: Jacuzzi Splot 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 .
    • 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 Friendship: Used by many of the gods—particularly those who reside in the House of Friendship. The Elements of Harmony must also have the magic of friendship in order for it to activate... Much to the chagrin of Shao Kahn. Weaponized by Valvatorez.
  • The Power of Hate: Used and invoked by the House of Hatred as its bitch.
  • The Power of Love: Used by those in the House of Lovenote , 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.
  • Reformed But Not Tamed: The Token Evil Teammates are labeled as such.
  • Remember the New Guy: Downplayed. Some of the ascend deities are quite familiar to some of the more veteran deities, but not on a widespread scale.
  • Reset Button: The almighty tool used by Haruhi in case things go south to the Pantheon.
  • Reverse Mole: Ocelot, The Boss, Itachi, Wizardmon, and Satsuki are all undermining the GUAE from within should the situation from the GUAG go south.
  • The Rival/Unknown Rival/Worthy Opponent: So many of them to list. Examples include Mario/Sonic, Tails/Luigi, Goku/Vegeta, Ryu/Ken, Ryu/Sagat, Ryu/Akuma, Tadakatsu/Lu Bu, Masamune/Yukimura, and the list goes on.
    • 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.
  • Rose-Haired Sweetie: Ranging from Mana Aida to Miyuki Hoshizora
  • Rule of Cautious Editing Judgment: There are Gods about people in Real Life. However, editors are discouraged to put any of them in the Disgraces Pantheon, due to this rule.
    Remember: As much as some of us would want it, please remember not to add any Real Life examples into this less than honorable House. Too much of a risk for drama, arguments and whatnot.
  • Running Gag:
    • 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.
    • Lea being referred to by his former name, Axel, which started in a canon game.
    • Belldandy insists that she's 17 years old. note  However, only I-No and Insarn found said gag as unfunny.
    • If there is a notable Abridged Series for a work, chances are, any god from that work will have a some sort of reference to it.
  • Saved from Development Hell: This is how Duke Nukem got redeemed from The Fallen in Duke Nukem Forever.
  • Sex Is Violence: The current goddess is Akeno Himejima.
  • Shock and Awe: The current Gods are Thor and Fate Testarossa. *takes a sip*
  • 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.
  • Shut Up, Hannibal!/"The Reason You Suck" Speech: Done against villains. Mostly to Terumi, now that there are a lot of figures with bigger power than he is, a lot more Genre Savvy and more stable too.
    • In the Tales of Ascenion, Vergil Sparda gives a gruesomely cruel one to Noel Vermillion about her powers.
  • Sleeper Hit: Surprisingly enough for a Just for Fun feature, the Pantheon itself has become an instant hit in This Very Wiki.
  • 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.
  • Spanner in the Works: Itachi Uchiha used to be the God of the trope, but he got demoted to The Fallen. Inspector Gadget replaces him.
  • Split Personality: The current God is Blitzwing.
    • 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.".
  • Spoiled Sweet: Many of the Good-aligned rich gods are this. The current goddess, who prefers being called princess is Charlotte LaBouff.
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: The more flavor text character representatives have, the more likely they'll be featured in stories.
  • Stalker with a Crush: Pat often stalks Reptile so he can "Stare into his eyes". The current God is Eric (the Phantom of the Opera) not Eric Cartman or Eric Draven.
  • The Starscream: Yep, even the Trope Namer is here, properly placed too. Although Terumi has been plotting to usurp MANY thrones that fit his bill before going over to the whole Pantheon. Among his hit list would be... Ali al-Saachez, Geese Howard and Rugal Bernstein, Shao Kahn and most naturally, Gilgamesh. And he's also unaware that Bernkastel is planning to usurp his throne. However, after his defeat, Bernkastel decides they should share the title.
  • Super Soldier: The current God is Master Chief.
  • Super Speed: Ranges from Sonic the Hedgehog to The Flash.
  • Sweet Polly Oliver: In Muse Hysteria, Kairi disguised herself in a thief outfit with a voice modulator to help find a way to stop Alternate!Gentaro from going after her fellow Princesses of Heart.
  • Sweet Tooth: Lots of gods here love sugary sweets, most notably the trope's own goddess, Anarchy Stocking. Vanellop von Schweetz, aware of this has banned them from entering her Temple.
  • Teleport Spam: The current Gods are Ambush Bug and Vanellope von Schweetz.
  • Tender Tears: Yayoi Kise/Cure Peace is the goddess of these. However, if you bully her into crying, she will shock you.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: There are some moments here and there.
    • 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.
  • Token Good Teammate: The Re-Education Facility. These gods were Forced Into Evil for various, unknown reasons; It's monitored by none other than Big Brother. The Boss, is only in it to backstab the GUAE.
    • Another example is Eren Yeager, who resides in the House of Hatred, but he definitely won't be teaming up with the other Gods there.
    • The Current God of this trope is Takatora Kureshima... unfortunately, due to the problems with Alternate!Gentaro, he's been on the receiving end of hate and Death Glares from other gods.
  • Troll: A lot of them, with both Yuuki Terumi and Izaya Orihara being the two Gods for it. They even make a Five-Bad Band out of it.
  • 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.
  • This Is Unforgivable!: The heroes to 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.
  • Two Lines, No Waiting/Third Line, Some Waiting/Four Lines, All Waiting: There are several Plot threads in the Tales of the Alliance. For instance, the recent stories have four plots:
    • 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.
  • Unlikely Hero: The current God is Mordos Kull.
  • Unstoppable Rage: The current god is Asura but any god who's been pissed off enough will go into this.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom:
    • 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.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Anyone who is currently a Smug Snake is prone to do this, although it's very rare for a Magnificent Bastard to suffer from one. The current God is Hitler of the Downfall Bunker.
  • Villain Protagonist: The entire point of Tales of Villainy.
    • 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.
  • Violently Protective Girlfriend: The current goddess is Hungary. There's also a group made of these type of characters in the Special Lovers Squad, namely divison 2 of which she leads. said members are Setsuna Sakurazaki,Sapphire Rhodonite, Peko Pekoyama and Rias Gremory.
  • War God: There is an entire house for these guys, but the two main are Mars and Kratos.
  • Warrior Prince: The current God is Marth.
  • Weapon of Choice: While lots of gods have weapons to beat each other to death with, the House of Weapons is a host to Gods who truly specialize in different weapons. These include:
  • We Have Reserves: The more depraved villainous deities have no problem killing off their own soldiers. Lording over them is Mori Motonari.
  • 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.
  • White Mage: Many. The current Goddess is Rosa Farron.
  • 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.
  • Wonder Twin Powers: Nagisa Misumi and Honoka Yukishiro are the current Goddesses, much to the dismay of the Trope Namers Zan and Jayna, who took the title of Half-Identical Twins later.
  • Yandere: The current Goddess is Yuno Gasai. Not to mention, there's a group made out of it: The Yandere Quartet, with Kotonoha Katsura, Nu-13 and Tsukiyomi.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Many of the gods have hair of different colors, and there are even some who really do have blue hair.
  • You Meddling Kids: The Gods of this trope are, you guessed it, the Scooby Doo Gang.
  • Your Vampires Suck: All vampiric Gods would put down every of their differences if it means spiting on Edward Cullen. At least they agree with Terumi on Edward Cullen being the God of Shitty Vampires.
  • 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.

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