The TV Tropes Pantheon is one of the Just for Fun features in TV Tropes. It began with something of assigning Gods and Goddesses of tropes, based on the Dungeons & Dragons pantheon system. As tropes grow, the Pantheon grew further and becomes something of an 'Ultimate Massive Multiplayer Crossover Fanfic' based on TV Tropes.
The characters in the Pantheon are referred as 'Gods' and 'Goddesses', each having a portfolio on what they can do, a set of followers and friends and enemies alike. Aside of that, there's also an Academy, a school-like setting for lesser ones to train and hopefully get promoted into the. There's also an ongoing 'war', representing 'Good vs Evil', in form of the Grand United Alliances of Good, and Evil.
And lastly...? There's the 'Disgraces'. For Gods/Goddesses that were so reviled that the only place to put them is there. It doesn't mean permanent damnation, though, depending on future events, they may even find themselves redeemed, either by removal from the Pantheon or getting into a Purgatory, the latter would have their chance of being promoted into the proper Pantheon.
It's gotten so big that a trope page is made, as it gained its own tropes unique to the Pantheon itself.
Tropes Associated to the Trope Pantheons
Abusive Parents: Ghetsis, Relius, Sophia Lamb, Gendo, Ragyo, Kazuya and Heihachi. Special mention goes to the latter two as Jin Kazama opposes them both.
Peter Griffin and the Ayasaki Parents had multiple reasons for being Disgraced Gods, but their respective abuse of both Meg and Hayate makes up most of the other Gods' entries where they get involved.
Precia was the Goddess of this retroactively... Until Ghetsis removed her entirely, confirming her past as a good mother.
Accomplice by Inaction: Every god who has Teeth-Clenched Teamwork with Takatora hates him because of how he simply ignored all the signs that his brother Mitsuzane was evil, and that if Takatora curbed his little brother's behavior then Project: Alternate Gentaro wouldn't have happened.
Ace Pilot: A lot of them spread throughout the Pantheon (the House of War having the greater concentration thereof).
Almighty Janitor: A number of the gods fill this, with odd portfolios that belie overwhelming power. Some deities are ranked Lesser Gods, but have skills of to that of Intermediate or Greater Gods, but never an Overdeity. A prime example is Flynn from Shin Megami Tensei IV. He is the God of Samurai Ponytails. He is also a MegatenProtagonist who's gone toe-to-toe with Lucifer himself and come out on top.
Archenemy: Many of the canon duos, like Batman and Joker, fulfill this role in the Pantheon as well. There are a couple of unaffiliated gods who hit it off less than pleasantly on top of that: Madoka and Lucifer, for instance.
Back from the Dead: Many people who died in Real Life became worshipped as Gods. Another example is Gentaro Kisaragi, who was resurrected twice: once by Alice, the other by Kengo.
Badass: Too many to count. The Pantheon has Bruce Lee (and his master Ip Man too) and Chuck Norris, for crying out loud! Most of them are concentrated in the Combat house, but other houses had their shares of Badasses.
Another notable one is for the Dovahkiin: The "Arrow to The Knee" meme. Not even many of the stronger gods dares to push this one, especially if they happen to be dragon-based. Terumi/Hazama once had a field day with this one.
The four stupidest things to do actually revolve around pressing a god's Berserk Button. At the request of the Main House, those things are: 1. Making Mithra cry (which will cause Asura to unleash his rage) 2. Angering Seras Victoria enough to make her become Draculina, 3. Hurting innocent animals in front of Fluttershy when she is Saddle Rager, and 4. Touching Yang Xiao Long's hair (or worse, damaging it). Many gods laughed at that third one, until Spike (the Dragon) revealed what happened when Fluttershy first untapped her powers—the villain swatted a firefly away.
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.
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.
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.
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 royal.
The Golden Spider seems to have a hand (leg) in all of it as well.
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 Brother Instinct: The current God is Yu Narukami, but you can expect older brother gods in the Pantheon to have this.
Breaking the Fourth Wall: Deadpool's specialty. Pinkie Pie does this to the narrator in her Tales of the Alliance stories.
Breakout Character: YHVH and Lucifer went from powerful, yet relatively unimportant gods to two of the top players in the Pantheon, up there with Cosmos and Melkor.
Gentaro Kisaragi is slowly becoming this as his alternate self is bleeding not only to his friends, and eventually becoming Alternate!Gentaro, which will soon give birth to the story known as "The Friendship Asylum."
A potentially more extreme example is Bernkastel, who went from being an unimportant goddess from an obscure mystery novel to becoming the commander of one of the GUAE's sub-groups, starscreaming Terumi in the process, and becoming one of the pantheon's "A-List" villians. Not bad for one of lesser power rank.
Butt Monkey: Yes, there are a ton of these around. The current Goddess of the trope is Hong Meiling. In the past, Tony Stark had his share of misfortunes. As of recent, the Pantheon seems to enjoy taking potshots of Terumi despite his overwhelming power, like that time Deadpool humiliated him. However, Terumi is capable of retaliating back.
Shinji Ikari is Haruhi Suzumiya's personal Butt Monkey.
Anyone who got into the House of Disgraces is also eligible to become one. It's a Fate Worse than Deathfor a reason.
Prince Charmles is worth mentioning because even the other Disgraces hate the guy's guts, and not to mention that there's almost a laundry list of all the ways that he's suffering (all of it entirely his own fault too).
Worth special mention is Teppei Houjou, who has been blown up, been split in two by a great axe, beaten to death with base ball bats, stabbed by Octavia, eviserated, torn to shreds by a pissed off T-Rex, and most recently shoved up Mr. Slave's ass.
Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon have been given no love from the Disgraces and all the Equestrian Gods (including the villainous ones) hate their guts.
Also to note: If ever there are characters (the good-aligned ones in particular) from the Gundam franchise ascending to the Pantheon, expect them to hate Lord Djibril's guts on way or the other.
Post Upheaval,The entire Magical Girl Sisterhood. Losing their goddess will do that, especially if the goddess was a Hope Bringer who personally dragged many of them from the brink of despair, and one of the strongest deities in the Pantheon to boot.
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.
Character Alignment: Since the Pantheon is based on Dungeons & Dragons, series that don't use D&D Alignment system can be given alignments. There are even gods representing the alignments of Good, Evil, Chaos and Law: Cosmos, Melkor, Lucifer and YHVH respectively.
Characterization Marches On: Zigzagged. Some god/desses somtimes are really surprised of another God/desses' original characterization. Examples include Mickey Mouse, Batman, Bugs Bunny, Ash Ketchum, and Bane, to name a few. Sometimes overlaps with Composite Character.
Complete Monster: There's a LOT of these and they're not concentrated just on the House of Hatred. Both Dr. Weil and Terumi Yuuki also have these in their title in addition of their other ones. Not surprisingly, those two are on the top chain of cruelty in the Pantheon.
The Cuties: Current Goddess: Chiyo Miyama. 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).
Break the Cutie: Besides the last example above, this is very common. Most recently, Gentaro Kisaragi has been fit with this crossing the Despair Event Horizon and becoming Alternate!Gentaro.
The recent Tales of Alliance stories are currently much darker compared to the earlier plots. Egged on by Lucifer, the Lord of Chaos, Homura takes her best friend's powers and becomes his apostle. Because of this, Madoka has no way to defend herself from YHVH, who aims to make sure she never gets her power back, spawning the "Pantheonic Rebellion" which is arguably the darkest story currently planned.
And while not as dark as the above, another Tales of Alliance story involves figuring out on how an alternate Gentaro Kisaragi has entered the Pantheon which will eventually take birth for "The Friendship Asylum", a psychological horror that—if the discussion boards are correct—will be based on a comic book known as Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth. Lovely.
Dark Is Not Evil: Many of the gods who use darkness are actually good guys. Current Goddess: Midna.
Deadpan Snarker: Not every deity, but some do tend to make sarcastic comments in any situation. Recently, Daria Morgondorffer has ascended as the true goddess of Deadpan Snarker.
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.
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.
Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: It's very rare, but permanently defeating an Overdeity has been done , as in the case of many of the Disgraces, and on a more horrific note Madoka.
The one responsible for Madoka suffered a similar fate at the hands of Rika Furude of all people by orchestrating the nearly successful assasination attempt on him by Tyrant Valvatorez, being indirectly responsible for Zenon nearly killing him via Enemy Without, and by rendering him completely insane by being the mastermind of "OP Devil May Cry". He's gonna be out of action for a very long time.
The Undertaker's Wrestlemania streak is held in high regards to all wrestling gods, so they all were in shock when Brock Lesnar (who's not a god) did what they could never do and beat the streak.
The Mystery Gang's ascension was because they beat up something called the Nibiru Entity with nothing but their friendship. They're considered Demigods but there's debate as to whether that single act was enough to at least elevate them to Intermediate God or even Greater God status.
Dirty Coward: Some only want to save their own ass and beg for their opponents for their lives.
The Dreaded: There are some Gods that most absolutely fear, and for good reason. More so if they form a group. Notably, Bernkastel and Lambdadelta stay far far away from Lord Tirek due to his ability to drain magic and his backstabbing tendencies.
Downer Ending: Both the "Fourze's Revival" and "Party of Armageddon" stories end with Alternate!Gentaro getting revenge by placing a Mind Rape on Takatora, and the subsequent creation of what is the Friendship Asylum with Pinkie Pie depressed that her hard work has been ruined.
Ear Worm: Two notable ones are Emmet'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.
Everything's Better with Princesses: There are lots of princesses in the Pantheon, most of them residing in the House of Royalty. There is also Charlotte LaBouff who, despite being a demigoddess, wishes to be called a princess.
Felony Misdemeanor: Played for Laughs. Matt Hardy abhors Mitsuzane Kureshima over the fact that Ryugen's armor is based on purple grapes while Matt is known to like green grapes. Then Matt Hardy's feelings for Micchy got personal when he learned how Micchy's plans accidentally created "Project: Alternate Gentaro" got his brother involved and brainwashed into becoming Willow.
Fiery Redhead: Plenty to go around, with the current goddesses being Barbara Gordon and Asuka Langley Soryuu/Shikigami.
Fix Fic: Sometimes, the authors fix the elements of certain characters from their home verse.
Forgiven But Not Forgotten: Happens at times. Litchi Faye-Ling finally manages to get out of the GUAG Token Evil Teammates, but the good guys won't forget that she only got out because of [[spoiler:Revolver Ocelot's plot, and she's still gullible of mistakes if 'the cure' is put in question. On the other hand, Celestia Ludenberg is welcomed to the Pantheon as a normal member and considered a 'victim' of High-School of Mutual Murder, but she got cold shoulders because they won't forget that she orchestrated a double-murder for Greed there (not that Celes care).]]
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" is causing lots of grief for most of the Kamen Rider Club as it seems that Alternate Gentaro absorbed All-Star Power from Polygon Man and is using for his own nefarious purposes.
Gambit Pileup: The Fear Toxin Incident, originally meant to be a singular, isolated story arc, has kicked off a clusterfuck of biblical proportions. In one corner, we have Nyarlathotep and Joker, who are attempting to turn Madoka into a Witch by forcing her to watch her herald Homura kill her apostles while she's unable to do anything. Countering that is the Investigation Team, who want to help Madoka's Magical Girls turn their Witches into Personas and thus defeat them permanently, as well as Archer, who attempts to off the Joker via infiltrating the GUAE. Ultimately, the winner of that pileup turns out to be Lucifer, who uses the previously mentioned incident to play off Homura's fears for Madoka's safety, and convinces her to steal Madoka's power so she can better protect her and take her off the battlefield, and plans to send her up against YHVH as his general. But then in response, YHVH is scheming to subject Madoka to a Fate Worse than Death to prevent her from regaining her powers, causing Madoka's allies to declare war on HIM, while a completely unaffiliated group known as the Usurpers aim to take advantage of YHVH's weakened state to overthrow Him and put Satan into power.
Genius Cripple: The current God is Bentley, but the previous Goddess happened to be Barbara Gordon.
Genki Girl: Too many to count with Excel Excel being the current Goddess.
Godzilla Threshold: The reveal of YVHV's latest planned atrocity provokes the Rebellion to trigger the restoration of Valvatorez's full power. The GUAE collectively craps their pants in terror when news gets out that "The Tyrant" has returned.
Before that, Lucifer's justification for having Homura steal Madoka's powers was that Madoka was too vulnerable to have so much power: she nearly turned into Kriemhild Gretchen at the climax of the Fear Toxin Incident, which would have spelled the end for the Pantheon.
Friendly Enemy: Which sometimes they team up when it comes to kicking Disgraced butts
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.
Gorn: The Tales of the Alliance 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.
This is notably weaponized by Yuno Gasai, due to her strong hatred with Aru Akise, who is voiced by Akira Ishida... she made it her mission to kill off anyone who is voiced by Ishida. Same goes to those voiced by his supposed Spiritual Successor, Hiro Shimono.
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.
Within the pantheon itself, we got Cairne Bloodhoof and Shigekuni Yamamoto-Genryusai, no longer belonging within the Pantheon.
Kick Chick: The current goddess happens to be Chun Li.
Knight of Cerebus: The Goddess (as much as a Witch can be considered a deity) of the trope is Charlotte the Dessert Witch of Madoka Magica fame, though she mellowed out considerably even before Madoka Rebellion. In the Tales of the Alliance timeline, the role falls squarely on Lucifer. His very first act was to successfully manipulate Homura into stealing the powers of her best friend Madoka, a goddess who just so happens to be one of the strongest in the entire Pantheon. In doing so, he kicked off the Great Upheaval AND the Pantheonic Rebellion.
Another Tales of the Alliance knight is Alternate!Gentaro seeing as he is a combination of this pantheon's Gentaro and a world where he obtained Polygon Man's All-Star Power and has thus brainwashed Tsukasa Kadoya to kill off any and all Nintendo Gods in his wake.
Large Ham: Plenty to go around, especially the likes of BRIAN BLESSED. Current Deity: The Rock.
Sasuke Uchiha has reformed himself from an Ax-Crazy revenge-thirsty bastard to a Jerkass (To Naruto and his allies and friends, of course.).
Another example is Philemon, who used to be much more of a neglectant Jerkass prior to the removal of the Nyarlathotep incident. After a a punch to the face by Tatsuya Suou, he's become a nicer deity.
Then, here's Voodoo, of all people. He used to be evil and a slave dealer, but it took a defeat at the hands of Maximus (a former slave) to reason him and learn the errors of his actions.
The Pantheon's taken a page out of the Madoka fanon's book and made Mami Tomoe and Charlotte best friends in-Pantheon. Then came Rebellion.
Thanks to Applejack, the newly commissioned House of Personality is this due to her disgust of all the planners the House of Mentalism. Not that it stops Nyarlathotep from screwing the House of Personality over.
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.
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."
The Storyteller: The author of both the Fouze and Pinkie Pie stories who converses with the Narrator and even narrates parts of the story. confused yet?
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.
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.
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...
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.
No Ending: Most likely, as the Pantheon will never cease to exist as long as TV Tropes and fiction exist.
Oh Crap: Wiz and Boomstick had announced as of 5/17/14, that Godzilla will be participating in a Death Battle against one of his followers, Gamera. Everyone in the Pantheon is freaking out and planning to evacuate the area.
For the Project: Alternate Gentaro storyline, All gods who were close friends to Gentaro are freaking out due to how Alternate!Gentaro has been destroying everyone, and the Kamen Rider Club has freaked out the most due to Funny Valentine wanting Alternate!Gentaro to appear for a while.
Orcus on His Throne: The Overdeities, despite being the mightiest figures in the Pantheon, are rarely featured in stories about the gods compared to most of the other members ranked below them. However, some of themwill step in to eliminate some nuisances..
One important one is Atlus, who are so powerful that the likes of YHVH and Lucifer have to bow to them (makes sense: they ARE their creators). However, they're not going to be getting themselves involved in the Pantheonic Rebellion.
Outside-Context Villain: Lucifer and YHVH. The first few Tales of the Alliance stories had to do with, as one may have guessed, fights between the Grand United Alliance of Good and the Grand United Alliance of Evil. Lucifer and YHVH are not affiliated with either: in fact, "Good" and "Evil" are not so easily applied to them at all as much as "Chaos" and "Law".
The Paladin: The current god is Artix von Krieger, but other gods like Cecil also count.
Papa Wolf: All male gods who have people they care about become this, ranging from Vegeta to his family to Wreck-it Ralph for Vanellope. The current God is Brian Mills.
Mama Bear: The female counterpart. The current goddess is Terra Bradford.
Both of these are a prime motivating factor for many in fighting the upcoming "Pantheonic Rebellion" story arc for one goddess by the name of Madoka Kaname.
Person of Interest: JacuzziSplot to the entire house of Crime, who wants his head. The reason for this is that he raided/robbed 18 mafia speakeasies in one night. The exceptions to this are Issac and Miria.
Pet the Dog: Goes horribly, horribly wrong in the Great Upheaval when Darth Vader tries to help an emotionally distraught Homura. Played more straightly with Gabriel Belmont's treatment of Homura. Satako Houjou is a frequent target.
Playful Hacker: The current goddess is Radical Ed, who joined forces with Bentley and Otacon to form the "Hacking Trio."
Power Levels: From top to bottom: Overdeity, Greater God/Goddess, Intermediate God/Goddess, Lesser God/Goddess, Demigod/Demigoddess, Quasideity.
The Power of Love: Used by those in the House of Love, but should not be used by Queen Chrysalis.
Punch Clock Villain: The current god is Wreck-it Ralph, whose true alliance is Chaotic Good (when he's not playing his role as the villain).
Put on a Bus: Gods get depowered after taking a vital blow, prompting them to return at a later time in some stories. Examples are Signum, Sub-Zero and Barbara Gordon (justified for the latter as she returned to her Batgirl role).
Quirky Miniboss Squad: Okay, not quirky, but some gods/desses form mini-groups. The official gods of this trope currently are the Ginyu Force.
Recycled Script: Several flavor texts were based on events happening in their home-series, only adjusted with the Deities present in the Pantheon. Also occasionally overlaps with Real Life Writes the Plot, which may lead into some disgraced God getting redeemed.
The deities coming from Defense Of The Ancients and League of Legends are more depicted as rivals here, of course. There were some exceptions that some deities from one series actually become a follower to the other one (Eg: Juggernaut to Garen, Singed to Venomancer), and there were actually a crossover-Friendly Rivalry, between Axe and Darius.
In regards to the Noodle Incident above, Edge, Christian and the Hardy brothers have no problems with Luna Vachon...it's rather their history as the Brood that they don't like to discuss.
Taking potshots on Terumi also seems to be a Running Gag on the Pantheon.
Also this page on Drinking Game levels: Take a sip when you see an entry saying "The current God/Goddess of this trope is..."
Take a sip whenever someone beats the everloving tar out of Justin Bieber.
Bear wrestling, as Zangief, Daniel Bryan and even Fluttershy has gotten involved in it (although in Fluttershy's case she was trying to be a chiropractor).
Meeting Excalibur and then getting the (ﺧ益ﺨ) face.
The author likes to mention the graphic descriptions of Alternate!Gentaro slicing Mitsuzane Kureshima into shreds in her Fourze and Pinkie Pie stories, and mentioning that Mitsuzane was "probably castrated". Another gag is that the Party of the Apocalypse story can either be "Party of the Apocalypse" or "Party of Armageddon".
A darker one is the constant mention of how those involved with "Project: Alternate Gentaro" having to give Takatora Kureshima (the older brother of Mitsuzane Kureshima who caused most of the project to happen) lessons on judging people better, and gods chewing Takatora out for his blatant ignorance.
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 Persona4 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
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.
slight Downplayed in the Pantheonic Rebellion. While the story is fiercely dark, the OP Lol Devil May Cry stories have Lol Ranger driving Lucifer insane.
Shrinking Violet: Surprisingly, The Current God of this is Jacuzzi Splot. The title was originally offered to Hinata Hyuga, whose title is Fan of Underdog.
Smug Snake: Terumi went down from an utter Magnificent Bastard into this, mostly thanks to how there are more Genre Savvy individuals nearby that knew his plans or is unaffected with his mental penis (or proceeds to shut him up by force that could match him up). However, at times, even Terumi can surprise them too. To hammer the point home, his self-grandization makes him unaware that Nyarlathotep can and will outwit him if the latter even wants it all just to spite him. In fact, Terumi got defeated by Hakumen in Chronophantasma, he still remains in the pantheon, just so Nyarlathotep can make him a universal laughing stock.
Speaking of this trope, the current God is Eric Raymond.
Jeff Hardy's alter egos (Anti-Christ of Professional Wrestling and Willow) are treated as this, having their own symbols and themes. Exploited by Alternate!Gentaro when he brainwashed Jeff to become Willow.
Spoiled Brat: The current Goddess is Princess Morbucks. Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon serves as their Disgraced equivalents. Interestingly, Morbucks hates them because they "have no style.".
For the Magical Girl genre, It's Pretty Cure. The Heartcatch and Fresh teams were the first and second to be fully reassembled in the Pantheon respectively. Both Yes 5!, Smile and DokiDoki have respectively 2, 3 and 2 of their members reigning a seat, and there are several more Cures from other series too! They even have their own group in the Magical Girl Sisterhood. That being said, they still pale compared to the aforementioned Puella Magi Madoka Magica, who not only have their major casts in, but their actions would hold sway to the direction of the Pantheon greatly.
There's a huge influx of wrestling gods who've recently made it to the Pantheon, so much that they're the only group to have their own house in the Pantheon Wrestling Federation. Amusing part is, not all of them are in the House of Sports.
All members of the Joestar family have recently found themselves ascended, alongside many of their sworn enemies.
But for Shin Megami Tensei as a whole, YHVH and Lucifer outclass everyone else, including the Investigation Team, and have become two of the most important gods in the Pantheon. The two played a massive part in the Great Upheaval and consequent Pantheonic Rebellion, which gained them enough power to set up their own alliances for Law and Chaos.
On a special note, of all the Overdeities in the pantheon, Madoka gets featured in more stories than the rest of them. Justified in that she's a Hope Bringer. She's so important that the events of The Great Upheaval shook the pantheon to its core, triggering the events of the Pantheonic Rebellion.
When it comes to video game characters, there are a lot of Nintendo gods. In combination to fighting game gods, around 30 of them have participated in the Super Smash Bros tournament (34 if you count Snake, Sonic, Mega Man and Pac-Man). Following them, the majority of Gods from Sony come next with 14 having fought in Polygon Man's Battle Royale (15 if you count Heihachi).
All members of the Kamen Rider Club (minus Ryusei Sakuta) have seats, with Gentaro's alternate self heavily being mentioned in their portfolios. Heck, Alernate!Gentaro's story has become important that alongside the Pantheonic Rebellion, Alternate!Gentaro has become a huge threat of his own.
There are a lot of Disney gods here, particularly there are at least ten Disney princesses all together. Somewhat justified in that six of them are the "Princess of Heart".
Final Fantasy has many representatives, good and evil. On the protagonist side, there are five Final Fantasy IV good guys who have ascended (six if you count Cid).
A recent flood of Dragonball characters have passed by with huge portfolios added onto them.
In the upcoming Pantheonic Rebellion, it would appear that the Usurpers lead by Satan are in fact playing this trope in the grand scheme of things, as Melkor is apparently unaware of its very existence, much less its endgoals. Both Hades and Grima (a member of the group himself), have noted that if Melkor, already on edge with his minions deserting, caught wind of it before they make their move, it would one interesting reception.
Notably, 2013 is the Year of Luigi, which the green plumber is finally treated like something other than a Second Bananna. Somehow, of all people, Solid Snake defends him over this.
Token Evil Teammate: There's a division made out of this in the GUAG. Some are members who join out of atonement. It's monitored by Sol Badguy, Zuko, and King II. Gig is usually a substitute if all three of them are away. The more ruthless members in the division have no problems with Gig as a substitute.
The Scrappy: An in-universe, but not a bad example: Excalibur. He can drive everyone into irritation and rage. There are few exceptions for that rule though. There's also the classic example being Scrappy Doo in the Disgraces. Though if the Disgraces hierarchy is to be trusted, Edward Cullen could be surpassing even Scrappy in this department.
For one that's truly bad, we have the recently added Prince Charmles. He has gotten the ire of everyone due to his spoiled attitude and cowardice. Predictably, once the Disgraces was opened again, he's tossed there with gusto. Charmles eventually got someone who's worse than him in this respect: Diamond Tiara.
Power-levels aside, Terumi is getting near this trope, as he lost the overpowered status he got in the game, and not everyone consider his Trolling to be awesome. He's the subject of several Even Evil Has Standards, and it's something when an Eldritch Abomination like Perfectio is annoyed at his antics.
Toku: There's the Toku Base for the GUAG and the Demonic Legion for the GUAE... composed mainly for Tokusatsu characters who are Saints and Demons respectively. Also serves as a test for future ascensions.
Those who are officially graduated to full Godhood are Tsukasa Kadoya, Gentaro Kisaragi, Rio, Mele, Ryan Steele, Basco ja Tolokia and Jason Lee Scott.
Mitsuzane Kureshima got expelled from the Toku Base, yet he got a place in the House of Ambiguity and then in the House of Villains.
Took a Level in Badass: Many are capable of doing this, but the most recently notable example is The Dovakhin, who can now force a dragon as his servant (This even includes Maleficent, The Queen of Evil) through a Compelling Voice.
The current Goddess of this trope happens to be Nodoka Miyazaki.
Tsundere: The current goddess is Shana. Of course. The male examples are more subtle.
Trademark Favorite Food: Most gods have a favorite food they like, ranging from Yami and her taiayki to Shana and her melon-pan. The current god is Popeye, due to the fact that it also serves as a Power-Up Food, which he's also a God of.
The GUAE is trying to turn the Puella Magi into Witches, while the heroes and fellow Magical Girls do all they can to stop them.
The Kamen Rider Club is trying to get Gentaro back with all the allies they can gather and the birth of what is to become Alternate!Gentaro.
Pinkie Pie's party is ruined, so she gathers her own group to find the people responsible. It later merges with the Gentaro storyline.
Chakravartin has launched an offense on Asura, who is busy trying to calm down Shinji Ikari at the moment. Unfortunately, this has a reset.
Archer is plotting to stop the Joker's plans from coming to fruition by plotting to infiltrate the GUAE.
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.
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"
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.
Villain-by-Proxy Fallacy: The Sisterhood has picked up a nasty case of this post-Upheaval: are you associated in any way with Lucifer? 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.
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.
Wild Card: Some members of the Token Evil Teammate and Re-Education Facility are this. The current Goddess is Lambdadelta.
Wham Episode: At first, Puella Magi Madoka Magica serves as one, what with the changes of the Magical Girl system and the rise of Madoka Kaname. However, it seems to about to be out-whammed by the third movie, detailing Madoka's loss of power and Homura's descent into evil. This will demand a sweeping change throughout the Pantheon once again.
The Season 4 finale of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic is a contender. The Mane 6 are now Greater Goddesses, Lord Tirek was crowned God of the Mana Drain—who is a threat that the likes of Melkor wouldn't be near him—and Discord is now permanently a member of the GUAG.
Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Different gods have different fears. The most notable is Artix, God of Paladins having a big fear of pink and ponies.
And of course, Indiana Jones the Trope Namer, is afraid of snakes.
Zero-Context Example: Occasionally happens where someone just put in bare minimum entry to the Pantheon, minimum portfolio, without much justification or flavors. That's why this one rule point exists:
Try to bring out the flavor of the Gods more, don't make their entry look like forced, entries that has little flavor text or none at all, little portfolio may be considered plausible for replacement.