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 Pantheon. There's also an ongoing 'war' between the moral alignments: in form of the Grand United Alliances of Good, Evil, Law, Chaos, and Destruction.

It's gotten so big that a trope page is made, as it gained its own tropes unique to the Pantheon itself.

Note: The following stories 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.
    • Precia was the Goddess of this retroactively... Until Ghetsis removed her entirely, confirming her past as a good mother.
  • 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.
  • Actually Pretty Funny: Compared to Arturia's opinion of it being an Old Shame, Mordred thoroughly enjoyed watching Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
  • A God I Am Not: The current go— we mean representative is Embryo.
  • All-Loving Hero: The current God is Yuusuke Godai who being this is the reason why can control his Super Mode. There are others like Gentaro Kisaragi, the deity who will befriend ever other deity, Steven Universe, who can give Gentaro a run for his money as nicest God, Superman, Mister Rogers, Usagi Tsukino and many more.
  • All Myths Are True: Eeyup.
  • 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.
  • Anti-Hero: The current God is Guts. There are others that include Batman, Niko Bellic, 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, Shay Patrick Cormac, 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, for instance: Madoka and Lucifer, or Gwyn and Allant.
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: Expect Deadpool to whip out these.
  • Ascended Extra: The GUAG White Hats originally started off as a minor group called the Hacking Trio, formed by Otacon, Bentley, and Radical Ed. The events of the Friendship Asylum got the attention of Cosmos, and she allowed the hackers to become an official group of the GUAG.
  • Asshole Victim: The tales 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 Bagge is also a notable example of the trope. Whatever he deserves the title as the Official God of it is up to debate, though he is the God of another trope entirely.
  • 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, in the hopes of restoring the Time Lords. 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. His, or rather, her, plot now is to convert the human deities into Cybermen to build an army to destroy his/her moral enemies, namely the Daleks.
  • The Atoner: The Current God is Sol Badguy.
    • Captain Martian Walker is this in story, as he has spent most of his time trying to make up for Dubai.
  • Awakening the Sleeping Giant: Lucifer orchestrating the Great Upheaval was meant to show how vulnerable the Magical Girl Sisterhood was and the mistake they were making following Madoka. It ultimately ends up biting him hard, as he has earned the ire of Madoka's many, many, many, many, many, MANY friends. An even better example with his Archenemy YHVH, who's response to a perceived slight by the GUAG has him declaring war on them and proceeding to get his almighty bald head smashed in.
  • 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.
  • Berserk Button: Varies from god to god. There originally was a list of the 10 stupidest things to do in the Pantheon, but due to the notice of many buttons which cause just as catastrophic consequences, an entire sub-page has been created, which lists some of the more notable Berserk Buttons in the Pantheon. Of course, pushing a god's buttons is not a good idea. We mean it.
    • An upcoming plot thread, "Wrong Buttons", is entirely centered around the Gods' Berserk Buttons being pushed by an unknown deity. True, Spiker and Sponge do most of the work, but someone else hired them after learning of their backstory.
  • 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. The worst she got out of it in exchange was an Implied Death Threat from Coyote Starrk warning her about doing it again unless Lucifer does something to directly harm her or her friends.
    • 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 her mental landscape was so 'round the bend that she ended up being the one to break him. 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.
  • 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.
  • Blatant Lies: The profile for Octodad tries to convince the reader that he is a completely normal guy who is definitely not an octopus in a nice suit.
  • 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, Link, Jaune Arc, Ash Ketchum, and Weiss Schnee.
    • In "Battle Royale: Round Two", anyone who is captured by Polygon Man will be brainwashed to attack each other to the death.
    • Speaking of brainwashing, Alex Mason currently holds this trope very well.
  • Boobs of Steel: The current Goddess is Tifa Lockhart.
  • A Boy and His X: A partnership between Pokémon and other, similar deities was introduced when the number of Pokémon in the pantheon rose quite high. In the tales, there have also been cases of temporary partnership between a deity and a Pokémon. Examples include Clank with Absol, Neku with Lucario, and Sora with Diancie.
  • 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 Fonzarelli.
    • 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 led 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.
    • Courtney Gears is somewhat a minor villain in her franchise. Here, she's one of more important characters in "Project: Alternate!Gentaro", and serves as the Big Bad of "Muse Hysteria".
  • Bullying a Dragon: For some strange reason, some gods always think this is a good idea. 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.
    • Others include Kenny and Lancer.
    • Shinji Ikari is Haruhi Suzumiya's personal Butt Monkey.
    • 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.
    • Of the actual houses, Food tends to be the one to suffer the most abuse between the absolute omnipresent of destructive Big Eaters and Lethal Chefs. If something goes hilariously wrong in an implied Noodle Incident, odds are better than not it happened in Food.
  • 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.
  • Cassandra Did It: Absol is a constant victim of this (and also the goddess of it), despite some deities trying to convince the pantheon of her true nature. It doesn't help that her species are known as the "Disaster Pokémon". She's also one of the few Pokémon Team Rocket will never go after, after an unfortunate boss fantasy involving another Absol.
  • 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?
    • "Gentaro's Epilogue", the final tale of the sub-story involving Fourze, starts off as a lighthearted tale about a group of deities trying to update a computer with hilarious results, but come Chapter 25, the Big Bad has escaped, Yveltal is on another rampage, and Riku is shot and almost killed by the serpent incarnation of Gentaro.
    • 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"
  • Chainmail Bikini: The current holders are Ryuko Matoi and Senketsu. There's others like Satsuki Kiryuin, Leina, and Red Sonja. The treasures also includes the Witchblade which gives many of its female holders this.
  • The Champion: The current god is Warrior of Light
  • Changing of the Guard: As new events go on and new deities ascend, this is inevitable with many houses' "Main Trio"s. One particular example is when the Friendship Trio was changed from Nanoha, Luffy, and Fluttershy to Ieyasu, Gentaro, and Nia.
  • 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. Sometimes overlaps with Composite Character.
  • Cheerful Child: The current goddess is Yotsuba.
  • 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.
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: Several good-oriented deities are guilty of this.
    • Throughout "Project: Alternate!Gentaro", a minor character arc involves Sora constantly risking his life (and mind) to help defeat the proxy or any other villain, with mostly negative consequences. After nearly losing his leg in an explosion (and later having it crushed by Caius Ballard), Sora learns the consequences of taking such risks, and has to stop Shaymin from making the same mistakes.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Current goddess is Ooi. There is even a group of them 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, Mele, Miu Furinji and Ooi herself.
  • Clueless Chick Magnet: While there are some deities who have this as an occasional part of their portfolio, there are only two who have this trope as their primary: Natsuru Senou - who's currently in Purgatory, and the Regent-on-Probation Ichika Orimura (Previously the former's high priest).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Crack Pairing: So far, there's only three
  • Creepy Twins: The current gods are Hansel and Gretel, the ones from Black Lagoon.
  • 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).
  • Cyberspace: Several deities (mostly from the House of Technology) and tales have established the existence of a realm inside the pantheon's computers, most of whom are linked to each other through a shared network. Most deities refer to it as Space Paranoids, though there have been a few exceptions.
    • Speaking of which, Kevin Flynn is the current God of Cyberspace, while The Grid is the current Domination to represent it.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Many of the gods who use darkness are actually good guys. Current Goddess: Midna.
    • While more neutral than good, Grenth is a decent person even though he's a god of death.
  • 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.
    • Characterization
      • Scharlachrot was originally just immoral and only crazy in battle, with her main motive is to protect the world she and Sophie share, and becoming yandere only at the end of the story. Here, she is almost always on her psycho state, only getting along with few selected gods. Justified as where her original brainwashing only really involved her to get the Celestial Stones to awoke Ragnarok, Terumi has different plans for her.
  • 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 by Woman Scorned: The current god is Makoto Itou, who is also the god of Psychotic Love Triangles.
  • 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.
  • Death Is Cheap: The current God is Grenth. This is also the stance of any deities who are killed in the Pantheon. They all get resurrected in House of Life & Death.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: The current holder is Senran Kagura's Asuka. In this case, it doesn't matter if she defeats an opponent or the opponent defeats her, she will be friends with them. There's also Nanoha Takamachi who was the former holder.
  • Deconstruction: The whole "mess with Mithra and Asura will kick your ass" rule to a T. While still a rule that should be followed at all costs, Asura went too far after Hayate mistakes Mithra for his Ojou-sama due to certain similarities, and proceeded to do what he does best to him. Nagi declared that, regardless of his reasons, she would never forgive him, and Hinagiku lost all respect for him.
  • 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.
  • Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life: The Cutie Mark Crusaders and Nozomi Yumehara/Cure Dream both embody this trope.
  • Development Hell: A story revolving around The Reveal that Stocking Anarchy has been Evil All Along has been hinted since December 2014, but as of November 2015, not a single Tale has made mention of it.
  • Deus Exit Machina/Super Man Stays Out Of Gotham: Many of the more powerful deities have a tendency to not with the less powerful ones. This can be either Justified or Reconstructed in that while the higher-ups of the GUAG can easily eliminate the threats of another faction, they prefer not to intervene so the other less powerful deities can learn to deal with the threats on their own.
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: It's very rare, but permanently defeating an Overdeity has been done, as in the horrific case of 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, and the worst she got out of it was an Implied Death Threat from Coyote Starrk warning her about doing it again unless Lucifer does something to directly harm her or her friends.
    • 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.
  • Double Reverse Quadruple Agent: Many assassins are practically this, especially Agent 47. But the current mantle holder for this trope belongs to The Spy.
  • Dracolich: Grima is the current god. Latios also qualifies on a technicality due to the fact that the Soul Dew is his Soul Jar after the events of the Alto Mare Crisis.
  • 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.
    • Neyla using Oogie Boogie as her own puppet makes her this to Jack Skellington and the residents of Halloween Town.
    • 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.
  • 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.
  • Early Installment Weirdness: When the Pantheon was conceived in the first place, a lot of them followed mostly on meme and hype. These days, you'd have a lot more difficulties to just push someone based on meme alone.
    • End of an Era: Around 2015-2016, it marks the end of the first era as deities with bare profiles and mostly going on meme and hype are fizzled out and replaced with deities with more detailed profiles.
  • 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 Royaltynote  and every Equestrian God and Goddess (including Discord) have no qualms in seeing him suffer.
    • Most every dragon-related and/or dragon-hating god would team up to fight Acnologia with the exception of Grima, even gods who are usually against each other.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: While Captain Cold is the current God, Many of the villainous Gods have lines that they wouldn't cross:
    • Many of them would refer to Terumi as the line they wouldn't cross.
    • Speaking of Terumi, even he thought that Jah'Rakal was too much of a douchebag to allow into the Trollkaiger.
    • Several Sengoku period characters, such as Toyotomi Hideyoshi and Ishida Mitsunari, ABSOLUTELY hates Fortinbras, in spite of them being 'servants' of Fortinbras in the Onimusha-verse, because apparently they've gotten too much self-independence and hot blood, and such considers servitude over Fortinbras completely shameful and makes it that the Toyotomi faction is ABSOLUTELY forbidden to get on the good graces of the Genma and conduct a 'Kill-On-Sight' policy on them. Just about the only Sengoku period person that renews the alliance with Fortinbras is Oda Nobunaga, but only because he became a real Demon King on his own terms rather than getting help from Fortinbras.
    • Blizzard villain-deities, such as Diablo and Arthas Menethil, only has one thing that they will dread in spite of their numerous evil plans... Leeroy Jenkins to enter Heroes of the Storm.
    • Dhuum, the unjust god of death who absolutely despises resurrection and undeath, hates cheaters and trolls. Although they're still lower on his priority list.
    • "Gentaro's Epilogue" establishes that using Yveltal as a weapon of mass destruction is a Moral Event Horizon that GUAE and GUAC would rather not 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! The Dazzlings also count.
  • 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.
  • The Exotic Detective: The Current God is Skulduggery Pleasant.
  • Expy: Is there a pair of God/Goddesses that are expying each other? That usually translates to a 'relationship'.
    • Recently Plutia and Syrma have ascended to this role.
  • Face Palm: Some deities reaction with Naruto Uzumaki calling Obito Uchiha a "cool guy".
  • Fallen Hero: Multiple. Nerissa is the current main goddess in House of Villains. Sayaka Miki is the Magical Girl version in House of Magic. Aurum is the Super Hero version with a Broken Pedestal in the Fallen. Mitsuzane Kureshima is the Henshin Hero version in House of Heroes.
  • Fallen Princess: Ange is the avatar of this trope.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Foil: Hyodo Issei and Embryo. The former is an unabashed pervert who would easily ogle any shapely women when given the chance and isn't all that respected outside of his large circle of friends, but those who do know him know that he's very reliable, honorable, is surprisingly respectful to women and reacts violently if any of them are harmed. The latter comes of as a classy, polite, and sophisticated gentleman who is the type of man most women would swoon over. However, he is a completely narcissistic who would rather have everyone women he comes across under his thumb and is not above rape.
    • Asura and Raul Menendez are also complete opposites. They both lost their families and loved ones through senseless tragedies and are feared remotely by everyone, and that's where all similarities end. Asura goes after only the wicked and leaves innocents out of his rampages, while Raul takes his grief and anger out on everyone.
    • And then, there is Byakuya Togami and Gray Mann. The former had to compete with 14 of his estranged siblings just to acquire his parents' fortune, without their help. And after he acquired the Togami Empire, he reconstructed it after Mankind's Most Despairingly Maleficent and Monstrous Malefaction. The latter however, was secretly the third son of Zephaniah Mann, who was kidnapped by an eagle, lost to earn the fortune of his father and killed both his brothers to acquire the Gravel Land and their fortune. Then after that, he proceeded to create an army of robots just to destroy anything Mann. Co. Worse, he hates Byakuya and is attempting to kill him after this discovery.
  • 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 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.
  • Fourth-Wall Observer: Deadpool fits this trope to a T. In "The Friendship Asylum", Auron also seems to be aware of the cast being in a tale.
  • 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 21 came out, 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 26 that Funny Valentine is the true villain of this story, as he sends Pucci to kidnap a comatose Sora, 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 being the current Goddess.
  • 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".
  • The Ghost: Ragna The Bloodedge is constantly mentioned throughout many tales stories. The flashback Jin had in Tales of the Alliance with him as a kid does not count.
  • Girl Posse: The Goddesses of the trope are The Ashleys.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Gosh Dang It to Heck!: If a character comes from a family-friendly series, they are very unlikely to curse onscreen. Heck, some deities from more mature franchises keep their mouths clean.
    • The only exception to this rule is Prince Hans, where he says the "S" word in "Disney Villain Uprising".
  • 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 the loss of his leg, and the aftermath of the reattachment. Both "Battle Royale: Round Two" and "Gentaro's Epilogue" put this trope into action.
  • Hate Sink: While the current Goddess is Dolores Umbridge, there's a LOT more deities here that just a lot of people hate for good reasons, making Umbridge's designation looks like In-Name-Only. These Gods include: Terumi Yuki, Relius Clover, Ragyo Kiryuin, Ghetsis Harmonia, Lady Tremaine, to name a few. You might even reach a Drinking Game stuff if you see a flavor text referencing how much the deity having such text expresses their hate to these guys.
  • 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 and Clu 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: Lady Tremaine for trying to harm Satoko, and Clu for forcing Sora to fight Tron.
    • After the incident with Lux, another one is added to Lady Tremaine: DEMACIA!!!!
  • Hot Witch: The current Goddess is Taria de Castillo.
  • Humans Are Insects: The current God is Mard Geer, and woe betide anyone would think otherwise around him.
  • 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 Roronoa Zoro to Goemon Ishikawa, to Samuel Rodriguez. In fact, a katana tournamet was made out of it by the latter.
  • Identical Stranger: Ruby Rose and Xion look quite alike. In fact, Lea explained that his memories of Xion returned when he and Ruby met during a Christmas party in 2014.
  • If I Can't Have You: The current goddess is Sekai Saionji.
  • 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.
  • Kaiju: There's a lot of them here. Godzilla, Anguirus, Rodan, Mothra, King Ghidorah, Mecha Godzilla, Hedorah, The Colossi, Gogmazios, Akantor, Ukanlos, Odibaturasu, Shen Gaoren, Deathwing and Io. The latter two are particularly notable for being Giant Flyers to a ridiculous extent.
  • Kiai: The current God is Liu Kang.
  • Kick Chick: The current goddess happens to be Chun Li.
  • 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. And for tops, when she is found in a Fate Worse Than Death, Balthier opts to blow her up as further punishment.
  • 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.
  • Kill It with Fire: The current god of this trope is Ragnaros The Firelord. "BY FIRE BE PURGED"
    • This was also how Courtney Gears and her two dancers were killed in "The Friendship Asylum". This is almost exactly how Lady Tremaine and her daughters were killed in the Kingdom Hearts canon, which Carmelita Fox lampshades.
  • Killed Off for Real: Hard if not impossible to do since the Pantheon canon is that gods tend to regenerate, but this fate happened to Cairne Bloodhoof and Shigekuni Yamamoto-Genryusai, who are no longer within the Pantheon.
    • Queen Chrysalis was blown into bits by Balthier during the climax of "The Friendship Asylum", and has not been seen in the pantheon since. She may have regenerated, if Fluffle Puff's recent blogs were true.
  • 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...
      • Following the Friendship Asylum, have Funny Valentine and Enrico Pucci. They were originally planning to use Gentaro as a syphon for the asylum, draining him of his energy, but they went for Sora instead since Alternate!Gentaro rejected the offer.
  • 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.). After his final fight with Naruto, he's become much nicer afterwards.)
      • 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.
    • Tales
      • "Battle Royale: Round 2" is quite lighthearted compared to the imminent predecessor stories. It doesn't stop it from being dark, considering one villain breaks one character's leg before turning him and his best friend into crystals, and another extracts the darkness from two All-Stars and tries to control another with his darkness.
      • "Gentaro's Epilogue" is also lighthearted compared to it's three predecessor stories. At least until Cerebus Syndrome kicks in around Chapter 25.
    • 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. It's also this very reason why a handful of sub-pages have been created, arranged by medium, to let people quickly know which characters have been picked. There has also been a spreadsheet with all gods listed along with their original series, placement, power level, and title.
  • Loophole Abuse: There's a rule of the Pantheon that characters from major religion can't be part of the pantheon as that will be consider sacrilege. However, the pantheon does include Shin Megumi's YHVH, Lucifer and Gabriel, South Park's Satan and Castlevania's Satan. This is because they are base on fictional versions of those characters which are allowed.
    • Same goes for Adolf Hitler. Since he is a very controversial character, he wouldn't be part of the pantheon in any form. But since he is base on the Memetic Mutation version of Downfall Hitler, he actually gets in.
    • There's another rule that states actual Gods can't be deified for tropes they are already known for like Aphrophite can't get Love Goddess and Ares can't be a War God. However, Thor is still the God of Thunder. That's because he is base on his Marvel version who isn't the actual God Thor. Sometimes anyway. There's also Roman God Vulcan who is God of the Forge and Japanese Goddess Amaterasu who is Goddess of the Sun. That's because they are fictional version and their God titles aren't the direct trope. That would be Ultimate Blacksmith and Power Of The Sun.
  • Lovable Sex Maniac: The current goddess is Anarchy Panty.
  • Love at First Sight: The goddess of that would be Juvia Lockser.
  • Love Interest Traitor: Penelope Mouse and Prince Hans Westergard both betrayed their love interest for selfish motivations, but despite their similarities and being right next to each other in the House of Villains, they hate each other, and consider the other's actions "despicable"; Hans wouldn't sell out to a time-traveling villain for the sake of greed, and Penelope wouldn't marry into a royal family and then commit regicide to become Queen regnant.
  • 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.
  • Mad Scientist: The current God is Dr. Wily. Others include Dr. Eggman, Dr. Weil, Orochimaru, and Albert Wesker.
  • Magic Is Evil: Averted most of the time, since a lot of magic users within the Pantheon are frequently benevolent. Played straight with the GUAE Malum Magia however, where every single member utilizes magic and is evil. There's also a deity, Anti-Mage, who believes this trope to be true.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Morality Pet: Used to show that even some villainous Gods have drawn lines. The current goddess is Amy Rose.
  • Multinational Team: In a way, all the characters featured in the Pantheon come from different places. There is even a page that keep tracks of where certain deities hail from.
  • 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.
  • Mysterious Informant: Rumors have spoken that The Spy, being one of the oldest ascended gods among the mercenaries and probably even the Pantheon, knows all the events and the conspirators of each major event from the Muse Hyteria until The Grand Disappearance. However, the GMan is very close to tracking the Spy down.
  • Name's the Same: So numerous that it apparently warranted its very own page.
  • Nanotechnology: Senator Steven Armstrong is known for his nanomachines. However, the current god of this trope belongs to JC Denton.
  • Narrator: Besides the tropers in the Book Of Trope, Tales Of The Alliance, and Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny, sometimes, it's Deadpool, The Joker, Kyon, and Pinkie Pie.
  • Nerf: The current god is Vali Lucifer.
  • Never Live It Down: Lady Tremaine and her daughters are best known in the pantheon for trying to murder Cinderella with an Unversed out of hatred. Not even the retelling of their lives was enough to salvage them, since it only made them look worse.
  • 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 Celebrities Were Harmed: Balthier and Jareth both resemble David Bowie. Justified for the latter, since Bowie played him in Labyrinth.
  • No Holds Barred Beat Down: Pretty much every time someone pushes on of the above mentioned Berserk Buttons ends with one of these.
  • 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.
  • Obsessed Are The List Makers: A certain troper was crazy enough to make a spreadsheet to act as a search engine.
  • Odd Job Gods: Due of the wide array of tropes (and non-tropes), some of the gods might gain some odd positions to cover.
  • 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.
    • 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.
  • Omniglot: While there are deities who do speak multiple languages in canon, including from other planets, deities who either get a English voice or Japanese voice in dubs will suddenly speak in that language along with their original voice.
  • Only Sane Man: Captain America was this to the Alpha Omega Force before they expanded and became a sub-group within the GUAG.
  • 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. Their daughter, Melody, was born human, and after a (forgettable) incident with Ursula's insane sister, Morgana (who might actually be Ursula in disguise), she's capable of changing between her human and mermaid forms.
      • Sora also knows a spell that will allow him to turn into a merman, which he uses whenever he has go underwater. However, his merman form was temporary disabled after the events of "Project: Alternate!Gentaro" due to his leg injury.
    • 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. There's also Yui Ikari who tore through the pantheon and fought Superman and Goku to try and kill Haruhi because of what she did to Shinji.
      • 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.
  • Periphery Hatedom: The current God is Barney the Dinosaur.
  • 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:
    • Annie and Oakley both forbidden from going into Alto Mare ever again for obvious reasons. They're also banned from other dominions out of fear they'll do something similar in them.
    • Ash, Pikachu, Misty, Brock, and Team Rocket are all banned from Cyberspace to avoid a repeat of the Porygon incident.
  • 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. Satoko Houjou is a frequent target.
  • The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: If Alpha Omega Force Does anything as a unit, It's only off page. The only mission that has had any mention was a very vague tale of a mission involving Flash Thompson rescuing Captain America and Captain Walker from Wilhelm Strause.
  • Playful Hacker: The current goddess is Radical Ed, who joined forces with Bentley Turtle, Otacon, Shiena Kenmochi, Estonia, and TRON to form the "White Hats" (formerly known as the Hacking Trio, then the Hacking Quintet).
  • 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).
    • Because of This Very Wiki's own spoiler policy of The Force Awakens, every Star Wars' profile were temporarily remove for fear of spoilers.
    • Tarzan isn't allowed to appear in any of the tales because of his author's estate imposing a strict Fanwork Ban on him.
    • Half of the ascended cast from RWBY got their participation on tales cut due to the end of Volume 3 changing the fates of many of its ascended characters, the most prominent being Pyrrha Nikos, Roman Torchwick and Yang Xiao Long (The former two were killed in said volume while Yang lost an arm during the final battle).
  • 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.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: Zigzagged. Ruby Rose, Sora and Ryuko/Senketsu are inversions, but played straight with some of the GUAE members.
  • 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 hated Gentaro at the time 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, Satsuki and Gin Ichimaru 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.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: A possible consequence of triggering someone's Berserk Button.
  • Rose-Haired Sweetie: Ranging from Mana Aida to Miyuki Hoshizora.
  • 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.
    • 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 how there's always some sort of giant monster causing a rampage in the "Project: Alternate Gentaro" stories.
    • 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.
    • You will be hard-pressed to find a dragon-related deity who doesn't hate Acnologia's guts or has been hunted by him.
      • Additionally, Acnolgia has often been getting smacked around by other dragon deities because he overestimates himself. Best example? Acnolgia tried to overpower Deathwing.note 
    • 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.
    • If James and Meowth ever encounter someone wearing headgear that conceals the eyes (especially a blindfold), expect them to hightail out of the area in fear right away. There's a reason for that...
    • Whenever Laura Bodewig refers to Ichika Orimura as her wife, expect a gobsmacked reaction from the faces of other deities.
    • If Spyro the Dragon appears in a tale, expect him to do a Take That towards his Unpleasable Fanbase, since many of them (A Vocal Minority... but very vocal) reject both reboots and bully those who even speak neutral of them.
    • Take one shot if you see a dragon-based deity, be it good or evil, getting pursued by Ornstein and Smough.
    • If Team RWBY and Team JNPR are seen in the House of Food, be expect them to start a massive Food Fight. At least before February 2016, when one of them dies and another loses her arm
    • April O'Neil has a tendency to do surprise interviews whenever she's in a tale. The most common target for these interviews is Riku.
    • Also, expect several memetic references on each of Mann Co's. Mercenaries to be present on their respective profiles.
    • If a Dota 2 deity happen to have a direct port in Heroes of Newerth, then they will make a mention to the Hero of Newerth, mostly being a High Priest (though if there is a Divergent Character Evolution, then the link can weaken into just Follower)
      • Also any Dota 2 deities (touted as 'Defenders of the Ancients') are bound to list the League of Legends deities (touted as 'Champions of Runeterra') as their rivals and vice versa. If one could be friends instead, it'll be listed as Friendly Rival.
  • Samus Is a Girl: Some female deities came in disguise as males, and later revealed their true genders.
  • Saved from Development Hell: This is how Duke Nukem got redeemed from The Fallen in Duke Nukem Forever.
  • Say My Name: When it comes to Power Trios Sora, Donald and Goofy, or Sly, Bentley and Murray, their names are always said in that exact order when being referred to.
  • 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 through silly antics..
    • Played straight in "Gentaro's Epilogue", as most of the cast leave as the climax begins.
  • 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.
    • In the Tales of Ascenion, Vergil Sparda gives a gruesomely cruel one to Noel Vermillion about her powers.
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: Quite a few gods have a personal beef with other gods, if purely for comedic purposes. A good example is Ryoubi hating the guts out of Rias Gremory, because not only the latter's breasts are larger than the former's, they both sound similar, and have clashing positions.
  • Sleeper Hit: Surprisingly enough for a Just for Fun feature, the Pantheon itself has become an instant hit in This Very Wiki.
  • Sliding Scale of Idealism Versus Cynicism: There's a really strong balance between idealism and cynicism in the Pantheon: there are strong and weak heroes and villains alike, and both sides of morality can win.
  • Sliding Scale of Villain Effectiveness: The Pantheon villains run the gamut from None (e.g. Team Rocket) to Infinite (e.g. The Idea of Evil).
  • Smug Snake: 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. The new god is JohnMcClane.
  • Spin-Offspring: Two Disney characters, Sam Flynn and Melody, represent this trope, though only the former is the God of it.
  • 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. They later become Jeff's Personae after an excursion through the Midnight Channel in "Tarot Crusaders"
  • Spoiled Brat: The current Goddess is Princess Morbucks.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Stopped Caring: The characterization of Aleph as of the moment. After the punishment he had to deal with after killing YHVH, he broke to the point that he'd let the Pantheonic Rebellion tear everything apart when he could end it almost singlehandedly and casually mouth off to Beerus if he finds the cat obnoxious. After all, what could possibly top being tormented for eternity like he was?
  • Super Mode: A lot of deities have this. One noticeable mention goes to some of the Pokémon deities who are capable of Mega Evolution. Most require their Mega Stone, and someone else (often their partner) to hold a Key Stone. However, Rayquaza and Diancie are both capable of Mega Evolution without stones; Rayquaza only needs to know Dragon Ascent, while a diamond provides the effects of both stone types for Diancie.
  • Super Soldier: The current God is Master Chief.
  • Super Speed: Ranges from Sonic the Hedgehog to The Flash, with the latter being the God of the Trope.
  • Super-Powered Evil Side: In a way, Oktavia von Seckendorff for Sayaka Miki, before it was successfully turned into a Persona.
  • 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.
    • Speaking of which, the goddess of this trope is Fa Mulan.
  • 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.
  • Tantrum Throwing: The entire House of Love threw furniture out of the building after watching the ending of How I Met Your Mother.
  • 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.
  • The End of the World as We Know It: Not going to happen soon, but it has been prophesized that the world will end because someone is going to charge headlong in battle and ruining the world-saving plan. Say it with me now... LEEROOOOOOYYY!!! JEEEENKIIIINSS!!!
  • Thirteen Is Unlucky: Friday the Thirteenth holds some importance to the pantheon. Voltaire will celebrate it (often with Artix von Krieger), Jason Voorhees will be at his most powerful, monsters unique to this day will attack, and Sora, Donald and Goofy will be in their Halloween Town forms (unless it's November or December, whereas they'll be in their Christmas Town forms instead).
  • 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 Big Brother, Arthas Menethil and Quan Chi. 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.
    • Chou Chou also counts as this to the House of Villains.
    • The Current God of this trope is Takatora Kureshima.
  • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • In the Tales of Ascension, Nozomi Yumehara and Miyuki Hoshizora scold Mori Motonari for sacrificing his troops on the field.
    • Prince Hans has it bad, too. Everyone considers him scum for his actions against Queen Elsa and Princess Anna, and even the other Disney Villains hate him for his actions. He appears to make an ally in Neyla, but she tosses him away the minute she was done using him.
  • 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 include Tsukasa Kadoya, Gentaro Kisaragi, Rio, Mele, Ryan Steele, Basco ja Tolokia, Jason Lee Scott, Ryoma Sengoku, Shouichi Tsugami, Katsumi Daido... and Dex Stewart, the latter instead got demoted to The Fallen.
    • Mitsuzane Kureshima got expelled from the Toku Base, yet he got a place in the Houses of Ambiguity, Villains and then in The Fallen, he finally atoned himself in the House of Heroes.
    • 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.
  • Total Eclipse of the Plot: The alliance tale Operation "Dim Sun" involves The Bringers Of Everlasting Night blocking the sun with an eclipse, in an attempt to create an endless night.
  • 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.
  • Tron Lines: All the factions have an associated color, which is reflected on the armor of each member while in Cyberspace. GUAG has cyan, GUAE has red, GUAL has yellow, GUAC has green, GUAD has black, and those who are True Neutral are grey.
    • Not all deities follow this rule, however. The Tron Lines on Sora's armor changes color while he's in a Drive Form. Ruby Rose has red lines on her armor, despite being a member of the GUAG, while Yang Xiao Long's helmet has yellow lines to light up her hair.
  • Trope Namers: There's a somewhat unwritten rule of the Pantheon. If a trope is directly named after a character (example: The Starscream) they're automatically considered highest priority for ascension of the trope. Trope Namers who named a trope via something they said (ex: Alfred Hitchcock and MacGuffin) aren't.
  • 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 trilogy of "Project:Alternate!Gentaro".
    • 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.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Oogie Boogie is this to Neyla. Because he cannot form any memories after a botched resolution by Maleficent, Oogie is vulnerable to Neyla's manipulation, and if he figures out the truth, he'll just forget about it within hours.
  • 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 premise of the 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 an alliance with Dyson, causing him and Courtney Gears to go after the Princesses of Heart.
  • Villainesses Want Heroes/Villainous Crush: The current goddess is Esdeath.
  • 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 and have eventually forgiven him.
    • Surprisingly enough, Asura himself finds himself on the reserving end of this trope after he gave Hayate a bloody beating out of fear that he would "corrupt" Mithra. Nagi and Hinagiku, two of the several people who actually care for Hayate's well being, call him out for it by saying regardless of his reasons he still shouldn't have done it. Out of guilt, Asura has been on friendly turns with Hayate ever since.
  • White Mage: Many. The current Goddess is Rosa Farron.
  • Wicked Stepmother: The current goddess is Lady Tremaine (who's also the Big Bad of the "Disney Villain Uprising"), but other evil stepparents include the Evil Queen and Ghetsis.
    • Spiker and Sponge, the evil aunts of James Henry Trotter, also fit this trope, and are the Big Bad Duumvirate of "Wrong Buttons" (or so it appears).
  • 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. 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.
      • And in Chapter 25, Enrico Pucci kidnaps Yang Xiao Long and Sora to use them to active "Time for Heaven" and destroy the Pantheon.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Different gods have different fears. The most notable are Artix, God of Paladins having a big fear of pink and ponies, Ragna the Bloodedge being afraid of ghosts (which depresses Scorpion to no end), and Senketsu being absolutely terrified of Issei Hyodo, of all people - a fear that's actually more than justified.
    • 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.
  • The Woobie: The tales are a cringe to read because of all the unfortunate fates several deities have to behold. Madoka Kaname has her powers sealed, Pinkie Pie was forced to watch one of her closest friends go insane, Sora almost lost his leg in the aftermath of the asylum mayhem (in relationship to Pinkie Pie's trauma), and Hungary ended up comatose for a week due to explosions in her home verse. The biggest victim would have to be Takatora Kureshima, who suffered a Mine Rape, death and harassment from other gods in The Friendship Asylum due to the actions of his younger brother, Mitsuzane.
  • 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, Tsukiyomi and Scharlachrot.
  • 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.
  • 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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