Characters that are mentioned in at least one playable character's lore, but not yet Promoted to Playable. In other words, The Ghost. Not everyone will be like this forever though; Hou Yi and Ravana used to be such, but eventually became full-blown playable. Of course, one must take into account that these characters have to be a deity or some sort of mythical monster if they want to be playable in the future. Both Greek and Roman versions will be put in the same section to reduce redundancy.
Adonis & ActaeonTwo men, extraordinary hunters, who fell to the wrath of Artemis to show that she meant business when it came to her skills and pride as a hunter (and distaste of men). Adonis boasted that his archery could surpass Artemis? She sent her Tusky (the Calydonian Boar) to kill him. Actaeon bumped into her while bathing? He was transformed into a stag and devoured by his own hunting dogs.
- Baleful Polymorph: Artemis cursed Actaeon to take the form of a stag with no hope of turning back. While deer can be dangerous and unpredictable animals in real life, in this myth he was helpless once transformed and was quickly dispatched by his dogs.
- Blasphemous Boast: Adonis boasted he was better at hunting than the goddess of the hunt.
- Brainless Beauty: Adonis was a handsome youth who was stupid enough to piss off a god.
- Informed Ability: Adonis supposedly being an amazing hunter is only mentioned in this myth, which makes it seem like this trait only exists to give him something to brag about and thus earn Artemis' wrath.
- Ironic Death: Actaeon's dogs were the ones responsible for killing him, unaware their master had been changed into a stag.
- Too Dumb to Live: Adonis, for bragging he was better at hunting than Artemis. It isn't shocking she killed him for it.
AgamemnonA Grecian king who attacked Troy because one of their princes, Paris, stole his wife, Helen. He gave Achilles, a nigh-invincible Greek hero and warrior, command of a thousand ships, but later on offended him, causing Achilles to sulk and pull his forces from the battlefield.
AnankeThe queen of fate and Chronos' mate and only companion at the beginning of time. She helped him divide the vastness into land, sea, and sky.
- Anthropomorphic Personification: Of fate/necessity.
- God Couple: Implied to be this with Chronos in his lore.
- Time Abyss: She's older than Terra, apparently having been one of two beings who created her. Who (or what), if anything, created her and Chronos is left open, but they both appear to have just popped into existence when the universe/time itself came into being.
AjaxOne of Chiron's many students. Chiron's lore notes that he battled bravely against Troy.
Cronus/SaturnThe leader of the Titans and father of Zeus, Poseidon, Hera, Demeter, Hestia, and Hades. He devoured all his children fearing that they would surpass him, but Zeus managed to escape, stage a counterattack that freed his siblings, and defeated him, ushering in the age of the Olympian gods.
- Abusive Parents: Eating your kids certainly isn't good parenting.
- Ascended Extra: Eventually after being stuck in lore-only limbo, he ends up replacing the Chaos Titan in the Conquest map.
- Offing the Offspring: Infamously ate his children so one of them wouldn't overthrow him like he did his father, Ouranos/Uranus. Though eating them didn't kill them outright, just imprisoned them. Post-release, they seem to have suffered no negative effects from this.
- Promoted to Playable: Most likely Averted due to replacing the Chaos Titan in one of the game modes. It would be weird to have a PC and an NPC Cronus at the same time (unless Hi-Rez brings back the Titan just to make him playable, but that would make the whole replacement episode even weirder).
- Self-Fulfilling Prophecy: In attempting to avert the prophecy one of his kids would overthrow him, he only ensured it would come true.
- You Can't Fight Fate: He heard of a prophecy that foretold him having a son who would overthrow him like he did Uranus, leading to him eating his children to prevent it from happening. Of course, this only ensured the prophecy would come true because now his kids had a reason to hate him and want him removed from his throne.
DemeterMother of Persephone, sister to Hades, Zeus, Poseidon, Hera, and Hestia, and the goddess of grain/agriculture. After her daughter was kidnapped by her brother, she couldn't find her and grew so distraught she caused a great famine. She would only relent if Persephone were returned. Hades let her go, but not before feeding her pomegranate seeds, so Demeter is only reunited with her daughter for part of the year.
- Adaptational Villainy: Hades' lore makes her seem a bit more malicious than she was in myth, purposefully causing the famine and not particularly caring about all the humans it will affect. In myth, she was so caught up in the search for Persephone that she neglected her duty as an agriculture deity and humanity starving was an unfortunate side-effect. Though this is still better than all the modern "retellings" that outright turn her into Ron the Death Eater and forget that the rape of Persephone wasn't supposed to be a romance story, no matter how sympathetic Hades is to a modern audience.
- Demoted to Extra: While a bit more prominent than her daughter among your average Greek, Demeter gets demoted to the same status as her in Hades' lore. Which is to say a brief mention of how he obtained her daughter as his wife. Her extra status in Smite is made even more apparent by most of Cronus and Rhea's children being made playable. The only other one who isn't, Hestia, never really featured in the myths to begin with, so it makes sense she (Hestia) wouldn't be included (and she has yet to be mentioned by name in anyone's lore).
EchidnaA primordial monster who gave birth to lots of other monsters. One of her most famous children was Cerberus.
- Mother of a Thousand Young: Infamous for populating Greek mythology with a lot of monsters, though Cerberus was overall not really a threat unless you wanted to enter (still alive) or leave the underworld. Hercules killed most of them as part of his Twelve Labors.
- Red Baron: Her moniker "Mother of Monsters" is at least equal to her real name, if not surpasses it.
HectorA Trojan prince and brother of Paris. Unlike his brother, he was smart and brave and took to the battlefield and slew Achilles. Or so it appeared; he had actually killed Achilles' best friend Patroclus wearing his armor. This sent Achilles into a furious rage and he took up arms against Hector to avenge his fallen friend. Hector ended up losing their battle.
LetoMother of Artemis and Apollo. One of but many women Zeus has had extramarital affairs with.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Her name was initially spelt (wrongly) as Leta in Artemis' lore. When Apollo was added, it was correctly spelt Leto. One can assume the initial spelling was a mistake, either intentional or not, that Hi-Rez later fixed.
- Sudden Name Change: Apollo's lore correctly spelling her name when his sister's botched it makes it come across as this trope as well, considering she's only mentioned in these two characters' lores and Apollo wasn't made playable until almost a year after Artemis. And Leta isn't a valid alternate spelling of her name. Greek mythology's clear her name's Leto, though Zeus did have another fling named Leda. Maybe Hi-Rez got the two mixed-up? (Not that you can't blame them.)
NarcissusNot a god, but a particularly vain man who was so proud of his own beauty that he flaunted it. This was an act called hubris, really the only sin in Greek mythology. His hubris unsurprisingly pissed Nemesis, the personification of divine retribution, off. She led him to a pool of water where he was so transfixed by his own reflection that he died of starvation because he refused to look away, not even to save his own life.
- Narcissist: The Trope Namer.
- Too Dumb to Live: You'd think he'd know better than to be so proud of himself and flaunt it. It was inevitable that his behavior would attract a vengeful deity looking to teach him a lesson and Greek gods' lessons were often fatal as a warning to other mortals. Those who didn't heed them pretty much deserved to die.
Otos & EphialtesTwin not-too-bright demigods who could only be hurt by each other. They had the brilliant idea to kidnap Artemis and force her to marry one of them. Artemis tricked them into killing each other by dashing between them in the form of a doe.
- And Now You Must Marry Me: They were planning on forcing Artemis to marry one of them.
- Heroes Want Redheads: Inverted. Here it's Villains Want Redheads as Artemis is a redhead in this game.
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: They die by spearing each other by accident; they were aiming for the deer that had dashed in-between them.
- Too Dumb to Live: Because threatening to kidnap a goddess and make her your wife is a really bad idea, even if you are half-god. And it's especially stupid to say this about a goddess who Does Not Like Men.
- Villainous Crush: While nothing about their motivations for wanting to marry Artemis is revealed in her lore, it can be guessed they found her pretty or something similar.
PanHermes' son sent to beat Apollo in a musical contest. Apollo won.
PatroclusAchilles' best friend who disguised himself in his armor and met Hector on the battlefield. This was a desperate attempt to boost morale and not lose the Trojan War. It technically worked, but probably not how he intended. He was slain by Hector, which caused Achilles to rejoin the battle and in turn slay Hector. This boosted morale enough the Greeks got their second wind and defeated Troy.
PersephoneDemeter's daughter; she was kidnapped by her uncle to be his wife. Demeter desperately wanted her back, but since she was tricked into eating food from the underworld, she could only return topside for part of the year, thus explaining the seasons.
- And Now You Must Marry Me: Was solely kidnapped to be Hades' wife and since she has to return to him for part of the year the attempt is successful.
- Damsel in Distress: The only time she's mentioned in anybody's lore is when she's kidnapped by Hades, though granted it's probably the most famous myth featuring her.
- Demoted to Extra: Persephone wasn't a particularly important goddess in mainstream ancient Greek religion, but since her appearance is so brief in lore, she ends up even more unimportant to the overall conflict. How she became queen of the underworld comes off like just another Tuesday for Hades, so his lore doesn't put much emphasis on her and her mom (despite the fact that this is the only major role Hades plays in Greek myth). She's not even mentioned in any of her husband's voicelines; that honor instead goes to his guard dog Cerberus.
PerseusOne of Chiron's many students. Despite Medusa still being alive and playable, Chiron's lore mentions that he beheaded her (yes in the past tense) and it is for this act that he has gained fame.
Phobos & DeimosAres' two terrifying sons he had with Aphrodite.
- Anthropomorphic Personification: Phobos of fear and Deimos of terror, specifically these emotions as brought on by war.
- Exactly What It Says on the Tin: Their names mean what they're personifications of.
- Like Father, Like Son: Despite their mom being the goddess of love and beauty, they're war gods like their dad Ares.
- Meaningful Name: Phobos means "fear" and Deimos means "terror". Both are negative emotions brought on by the horrible aspects of war.
- War God: They accompanied their father into battle, along with several other Greek personifications that pertained to war.
PylosThe serpent sent by Hera to kill Leto and her two children. Apollo slew it. It's also known as the Gaia Serpent.
RheaCronus' wife and the one responsible for hiding Zeus from Cronus' eating spree, though it took her until their sixth kid to even attempt to stop him at all.
- All Women Are Lustful: The only explanation for why she had sex with her husband knowing he would eat their kids.
- Child by Rape: Averted. Rape would explain why the pair continued to produce kids when it became obvious any children of their sexual union would be eaten. While there's a lot of rape in Greek mythology, ancient sources never say that Cronus raped Rhea, meaning she consented to having sex with a paranoid psychopath fully knowing what would happen to their offspring when she inevitably became pregnant.
- Marital Rape License: Averted. See above.
- Neutral Female: It took her six kids with her crazy husband for her to finally try to save one of them and she finally stopped having sex with him so she couldn't produce more kids for him to swallow. No wonder her relationship with her kids post-release seems to be non-existent. Hera in particular never tries to see her, instead visiting her foster mother Tethys in The Iliad.
- Whatan Idiot: It should've taken her only one kid to realize any more kids they had would end up like the first (which was Hades incidentally). Yet she continued to have sex with him and, unsurprisingly, the next four ended up in his stomach just like the first. She finally caught on and saved their sixth and final child, who grew up to fulfill the prophecy and freed his older siblings.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: What happened to her after Zeus defeated his father and became king of the gods is never stated anywhere. She's never said to have died or been imprisoned, so presumably she's still roaming about somewhere. She's never mentioned in her kids' lore outside of the backstory and none of them say anything about her in any of their voicelines. Presumably they're still ticked at her for letting Cronus devour them in the first place.
ApophisThe snake of chaos and Egypt's God of Evil. Ra and his children constantly battle him for the world's safety. The last time he was heard, Bastet and Anhur seemed to have slain him for good. However, he returns as the Bonus Boss in the new Egyptian-based Clash map.
- Bonus Boss: Takes the place of the Fire Giant in the new Clash map.
- Came Back Strong: If Apophis is defeated, he comes back later as "Enhanced Apophis".
- Dynamic Entry: Comes out by bursting out of the ground with a small frame of warning and anyone nearby takes massive damage.
- Evil Uncle: Technically, since he's Ra's brother, he's the uncle of Bastet, Anhur, Hathor, and Ra's other children.
- For the Evulz: The only apparent reason he has for wanting to destroy the world.
- God of Evil: People don't pray for Apophis' blessings. They pray so he doesn't win.
- Snakes Are Sinister: He's not called the "snake of chaos" for nothing and he's the harbinger of The End of the World as We Know It if he ever gets his way.
- Sudden Name Change: From the game's release in 2012 to 2016 (when Thoth was added), he was lore-exclusive and solely referred to as Apep, his Egyptian name. In early 2017, he was implemented as a jungle boss in Clash mode and was now called Apophis, his Greek name. With Set and Horus finally being made playable, it'll be interesting to see if his name changes once again (assuming their lores mention him at all).
- Ultimate Evil: Of Egyptian mythology. How bad is this guy? Even Set helps keep him at bay.
- Wound That Will Not Heal: Apophis has a special venom he spews to the ground and unless he's killed, the debuff won't disappear. And sometimes there's a glitch so that Apophis' venom doesn't go away even after his defeat, practically giving the debuffed character a death sentence.
HathorRa's daughter, but one of his many children. When mankind became insolent, it angered Ra so much he sent Hathor, in the form of a lion, to devour people as a punishment. However, when he saw the carnage that she wrought upon them, he had a change of heart and stopped her before she wiped out humanity.
- Implacable Man: If her feeding frenzy in Smite lore was anything like it was in myth, Hathor is definitely this. She was nigh unstoppable, even for the other Egyptian gods. They only succeeded in saving humanity by getting her drunk.
MenhetAnhur's wife, who for some reason fled Egypt, but she was brought back by Anhur and Ra gave them his blessings to get married.
NephthysMother of Anubis and wife of Set. She desired a child, but since Set was infertile she disguised herself as Isis andseduced Osiris, becoming pregnant with the jackal-headed god.
- Bed Trick: How she conceived Anubis. She tricked Osiris into thinking he was having sex with his wife. Unfortunately the consequences of her raping him will probably never be addressed, aside from mentioning Osiris loved Anubis anyway, because the game's rated T. Note that Set actually is Anubis' father in another version, so there was no need for Hi-Rez to use this version except to make Set look even more evil (which is how this version originated in the first place).
NutGoddess of the sky and lover of Geb. Unfortunately, Ra found this relationship unhealthy and forcefully separated them. Geb is pissed at Ra as a result, but for some reason, it seems that Nut's on Ra's side . . .
- Anthropomorphic Personification: Of the sky. Unusual as typically the main sky god in a lot of religions is male, but Egypt had a distinct thing for sky goddesses.
- More Than Mind Control: While unclear on the details, Nut seems to agree with some of Ra's sentiments that she should separate from Geb, though the latter does not understand why, making him think that Ra manipulated or brainwashed her.
- Opposites Attract: Zigzagged. Geb's the earth and she's the sky and their relationship seemed to work at first. But Ra found it to be "unfit" and Nut changed her mind and agreed with him. Geb still doesn't see what was wrong with their union and thinks Ra brainwashed Nut into agreeing with him.
- Star Crossed Lover: With Geb. Not only are they of opposing natures, but their relationship is forbidden by Ra. He physically sent another god, Shu, to literally come between them and keep them apart. Geb can only look up at the sky longingly now.
ShuThe god of wind that Ra sent to separate Geb and Nut from each other. And now you know why there's air between the sky and earth. This also allowed humans to be able to live on Geb.
- Blow You Away: As a wind god. Not to mention he (almost?) literally blew Nut away from Geb.
BaldrNorse mythology's god of light and something of an Iron Butt Monkey since everything thrown at him just bounces off, except mistletoe. Unfortunately, Loki made a spear out of it and handed it to Hodr, Baldr's blind brother, who ended up killing him when he shot it at him. Hel agreed to let him leave the underworld if every single creature mourned for him. The plan failed because one old crone refused to do so (who was Loki in disguise).
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: The mistletoe used to kill him was in the shape of a spear, so it went right through him like a hot knife through butter.
- Iron Butt Monkey: Since almost nothing can hurt him, the other Aesir made a game out of chucking various objects at him and seeing him survive.
- Nigh-Invulnerability: Excepting mistletoe, absolutely nothing can hurt him.
BrokkA dwarf that, through hard effort, managed to forge Mjolnir.
FriggMother of Baldr, wife of Odin, and queen of the Norse pantheon. To protect her son, she extracted promises from all living things to not hurt him, but skipped over the mistletoe, which ultimately resulted in Baldr's untimely death.
- God Couple: With Odin. Together they're king and queen of the Norse gods.
HodrBaldr's blind brother who accidentally killed him.
- Disabled Deity: He's a blind god, which played excellently into Loki's hands.
HonirOne of Odin's brothers. He was with Odin and Loki when they accidentally killed one of Hreidmar's sons and so was imprisoned while Loki was ordered to fill the pelt with loot.
HreidmarFafnir's father, also a very greedy dwarf. He imprisoned Odin and Honir when they accidentally killed his son. He demanded payment for the death of his son and Loki went on a Fetch Quest to save the Aesir, but this would be Hreidmar's downfall. The loot in the pelt was the cursed treasure of Andvarri, another dwarf. It included a now (in)famous ring. Hreidmar agreed to the exchange not knowing the gold was cursed. It didn't take long for the hoard to arouse Fafnir's greed, who killed his father that night so he could claim it as his own.
- Outliving One's Offspring: He outlived one of his three sons, Otr, due to the Aesir unknowingly killing him. He was understandably upset and demanded restitution as was the custom in Germanic cultures.
- Patricide: Why he didn't outlive the other two. One of his remaining sons, Fafnir, strangled him the night he received the treasure.
- Truly Single Parent: Nothing about him having a wife or female significant other of any kind is ever stated in either his son's lore or in real life Norse Mythology. Dwarfs seem to be a One-Gender Race, but parent-child relationships for some of them, like Hreidmar and his sons, explicitly exist. This trope could be one possible explanation for why this is.
Huginn & MuninnOdin's two pet ravens that travel all over Midgard everyday and tell Odin everything that has happened.
ManiSol's brother, personifying the Moon. Unlike Sol who's angered at her situation, Mani seems to be more content and doing his duty without complains.
- The Dutiful Son: Unlike the more fiery Sol who is concerned about having fun and resents her position, Mani is more concerned about doing his duty, i.e. driving the chariot of the moon across the sky.
NidhoggThe serpent curling beneath the World Tree Yggdrasil who is constantly in conflict with an eagle that nests atop said tree . . . because Ratatoskr keeps riling them up.
NiordSkadi's ex-husband, the god of summer, and the father of Freya and Freyr. Their clashing domains caused them to divorce, but they remain on good terms with one another.
OdFreya's husband who unfortunately was somehow turned into a sea serpent while he was on a journey. Freya was sad, but stayed and comforted him. One night a daring hunter killed Od, thinking he was just your run-of-the-mill sea monster. Freya despaired so much the other gods allowed Od to go Sussrumnir, Freya's afterlife, despite the fact he didn't die in battle, just so he could be together with Freya.
- Baleful Polymorph: However Od turned into a sea monster, it probably wasn't anything he could control and it's likely Freya would never be able to turn him back no matter what she did.
- Diabolus ex Machina: No reason is ever given for how Od ended up a sea serpent. It's a twist that comes out of nowhere and considering it has no basis in myth, it seems like an excuse to make both Od and Freya's lives worse. Because Freya wasn't upset enough her new husband left on a trip shortly after marriage and was gone so long the other gods presumed him dead.
- Hope Spot: Freya goes out to search for Od herself when the other gods fear he's dead. She does find him— transformed into a monster, but still alive. Just when it seems things will work out for them, Od is murdered by an unwitting hunter.
- Sadly Mythtaken: Everything about Smite's version of Odr is just plain wrong, so much so it reaches Epic Fail proportions. Odr never died in Norse mythology, much less was turned into a sea serpent and slain by some random hunter. Literally the only thing Hi-Rez got right was his love of traveling (and him being Freya's husband); it's the reason he hardly ever appears. Their Smite versions also seem to be childless. In the myths, he and Freyja have two daughters, so he was around enough to knock her up twice. You have to wonder where the hell Hi-Rez got this info from for it to be so badly off-the-mark. Unless they knew this and just wanted a tragic love story, so they made one up.
- Together in Death: With Freya, sort of. He's dead, but she's not, but she rules over a warrior afterlife. Once allowed into Sussrumnir, he and Freya could be reunited. At least until Ragnarok.
SifThor's wife and mother of Ullr. There was an incident in which her hair was sheared off by Loki. This made Thor so angry he demanded Loki replace it. This eventually led, through a somewhat complicated series of events, to the creation of Thor's signature weapon, Mjölnir, and a crown for Sif that would grow gold as replacement hair (so she essentially has a gold wig).
- God Couple: With Thor.
SigynLoki's faithful wife who keeps venom from dripping on him when he's imprisoned and punished following his role in the death of Baldr. For the most part; she must turn away and empty the bowl when it's full and there's no way to prevent the venom from touching him then. The pain from said venom is so agonizing it causes Loki to thrash about violently, thus providing a convenient explanation for earthquakes.
- God Couple: With Loki. He's technically half-giant, but since he became Odin's blood brother, he's fully considered one of the Aesir (until Baldr's death breaks the camel's back).
ThjazirSkadi's late father. He was a perennial enemy of the Aesir who celebrated when he was finally killed, though the party was interrupted by Skadi seeking to avenge him.
- Always Chaotic Evil: Since he's a frost giant, he has this alignment.
Cao CaoA powerful and cunning warlord in China's Three Kingdoms period during the time when Guan Yu was alive. He managed to capture Guan Yu and attempted to coax him to his side, but Guan Yu refused due to his code of honor. Eventually, once Liu Bei's location was found, Guan Yu departed and Cao Cao let him go.
Flame EmperorThere are two Flame Emperors. The first Flame Emperor is Xing Tian's liege. He engaged in a war against the Yellow Emperor, but he lost the war and was ready to surrender . . . except Xing Tian refused to surrender and had one final battle against the Yellow Emperor, in which he lost. The other Flame Emperor is Jing Wei's father, who kept forbidding her to see the outside world just to protect her. He then witnessed Jing Wei being swallowed by the ocean and also immediately revived as a Winged Humanoid.
- Name's the Same: As pointed out in the description, two characters both called the Flame Emperor appear in different playable characters' lores.
Fu XiNu Wa's brother and husband. Together they molded the realms of China and ruled it wisely before handing it over to the Jade Emperor.
- BrotherSister Incest: Although Chinese sources don't say they had any biological kids or even had sex (though it's possible they did), he and Nu Wa still technically count for this trope since they're married and otherwise act like any normal, non-incestuous couple.
- The Maker: Together with his sister, they created humanity from clay.
- Snake People: Traditional Chinese art portrays him and his sister as half-snake, though considering how Hi-Rez handled Nu Wa, it's possible if he ever becomes playable or just shows up in the background that he'll mostly be fully human like her.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Like his sister and other Chinese characters, his name is supposed to be mashed: Fuxi.
The Jade EmperorThe ultimate Big Good of Chinese mythology. He governed the realm of China, but often ran into trouble. Sun Wukong went on a rampage in heaven, though thankfully his champion Erlang Shen drove him away. There's also an incident where his sons scorched the Earth so much that he sent Hou Yi to make them stop, but because Hou Yi killed them, he punished him by stripping him and his wife Chang'e of their immortality. He's also Ao Kuang's boss, but was unaware of his growing greed.
- Top God: Of the Chinese pantheon.
Liu Bei & Zhang FeiGuan Yu's sworn brothers during his time as a mortal. He made an oath to stay loyal to them and combine their strength for the same cause, quelling chaos in China's Three Kingdoms period until his death (he never betrayed them).
- Those Two Guys: As opposed to Romance of the Three Kingdoms where Liu Bei is The Hero. Since Guan Yu is the only one deified and thus able to get involved in the battle of the gods (and thus ends up more important), Liu Bei and Zhang Fei are stuck as this.
- Undying Loyalty: They and Guan Yu are extremely loyal to each other.
XuanzangA monk on a journey to the West (i.e. India) to retrieve sacred sutras. Along the way, he picked up Sun Wukong as one of his disciples and became an important figure for the Monkey King's transformation from a trickster demon to a heroic immortal. He also picked up two more disciples (Zhu Bajie and Sha Wujing), but they're significantly less important and famous than Wukong.
- Distressed Dude: He keeps getting kidnapped by demons that want to eat him. The fact that he's a bit on the naive side and keeps falling for their tricks doesn't help. And he doesn't have any way to defend himself or fight back. And Buddhism looks down upon violence. If it wasn't for Wukong, Bajie, and Wujing, he would've been dead a long time ago.
- Sadly Mythtaken: A minor example. Though he is called Xuanzang in Wukong's lore, the actual name used for the monk in Journey to the West is Tang Sanzang. Xuanzang was the name of the historical monk Tang was based on.
Yellow EmperorThe first Flame Emperor's rival and Xing Tian's Arch-Enemy. He's on the winning side of the war and not even Xing Tian's last stand stopped him. He personally beheaded Xing Tian, but didn't realize that this didn't stop him from coming back as a headless warrior.
- Arch-Enemy: Xing Tian's. He was his opponent during the war and then personally killed him.
Emperor Zhou of ShangAn emperor that lusted over Nu Wa, disregarding the warnings he got, until Nu Wa got fed up and sent Da Ji to make his life spiral down into misery. It worked too well; Da Ji manipulated his empire into a hellish reign of torture. His people rebelled and eventually forced him to commit suicide . . . and Da Ji got away with it.
- Better to Die than Be Killed: Why he ultimately decided to kill himself instead of letting himself be captured. No doubt the angry peasants were going to execute him for his crimes, but it's possible they had some payback in mind before that.
- Fatal Flaw: Lust. It's what got him into trouble in the first place and then when his punishment showed up in the form of a beautiful woman, he let her do whatever she wanted (which happened to be Cold-Blooded Torture). This aroused the ire of his entire realm and they sought revenge when they had gained enough power to overthrow him. They ended up cornering him and that was pretty much the end for him.
- Too Dumb to Live: Seriously, your goddess has been telling you to stop lusting after her and you go and paint her temple with declarations of love/lust to her?? Really??
EurystheusA king Hercules sought services from as atonement for killing his family. He's jealous of Hercules and gave him his famous Twelve Labors hoping that it'd kill him, but Hercules accomplished all of them, which made him a legend.
- Ancient Grome: Why his name is clearly Greek when he appears in the lore of a character who's in the Roman pantheon. Guess the Romans didn't care to Latinize his name like they did Hercules.
- Green-Eyed Monster: Really jealous of Herc.
Lucius Cornelius Sulla FelixThe first life-long dictator of Rome, who rose to prominence because he listened to Bellona's whispers. With his influence, Bellona would see worship again if only temporarily until Sulla moved on and she was forgotten again.
King MidasA king who made a wish to Bacchus to have everything he touched turn to gold. Safe to say, it backfired on him horribly and Bacchus gave him a way to reverse his wish, which he did with gusto.
- Adaptation Induced Plothole: It's hard to imagine Midas surviving his encounter with Bacchus had Hi-Rez's version of this myth been the real one. Kidnapping a god's friend and lying to the god about it would've been a sure-fire way to end up dead in actual Greek mythology.
- Adaptational Villainy: The Midas in Bacchus' lore is greedier and more of a villain than he was in myth. He captured Solinus specifically to gain his knowledge and when caught by Bacchus, lied to his face about how his mentor had ended up in his kingdom. In myth, Midas found Solinus passed out within the boundaries of his kingdom and treated him nicely because of Sacred Hospitality. Bacchus granted him any wish he wanted as thanks for finding and taking care of his mentor and warned Midas about how his wish was really stupid.
- Ain't Too Proud to Beg: Begged Bacchus to remove the gift he had given him. Though considering Bacchus could be an incredibly unpleasant god when pissed off, it's probably for the best Midas was humble about the request instead of, say, mad as hell and insulting him. Even more so since Smite!Bacchus might actually be insane.
- Ancient Grome: Like Eurystheus, Midas' name doesn't seem to have been altered by the Romans.
- Be Careful What You Wish For: Probably the Trope Codifier (or one of them at least). At first, being able to turn everything to gold seems like an awesome ability, until he turns his food into gold and can't eat it. Worse still, he accidentally turns his daughter into gold. This is the last straw and he begs Bacchus to take the "gift" back.
- Cursed with Awesome: Turning everything to gold could be a useful ability (and cool), but you'd have to know when to use it and definitely be mindful of who and what you touch.
- Despair Event Horizon: Midas was pretty sad when he kept accidentally turning things into gold, especially if they were stuff he needed like food and water, but the thing he transformed that pushed him into this territory was his own daughter. He couldn't bear the thought of her being stuck as a solid gold statue for the rest of his life.
- Pet the Dog: Bacchus giving him a legit way to get rid of the curse. He could've easily been a dick about it and told him no or a BS way to get rid of it For the Evulz. There are very few instances in Greek mythology of gods taking back the gifts they've bestowed on mortals with no strings attached. This action was even more this when you take into account that 1. Bacchus' lore says he might be insane 2. Bacchus knew Midas lied to him and 3. Smite!Midas caught a minor case of Adaptational Villainy.
- Sadly Mythtaken: Much like Od above, almost everything about the King Midas myth presented in Smite is grossly inaccurate, even with there being several different versions of the myth existing in real life. As stated above, Midas was made villainous even though nothing in the sources gave off this impression of him; he willingly helped a lost god that was a friend of another and was rewarded for it. Bacchus also warned Midas about his wish, which is missing from Smite's version because it would cease to make sense; instead it seems Bacchus granted him the wish as a way to punish him (which, considering other Greek gods' punishments, comes off as incredibly light). In short, there was No Antagonist in the actual myths, but in Smite Midas is more or less elevated to that status.
Ouranos/UranusThe primordial god of the sky and Terra's mate. Unfortunately, because of fear his children (one of them being Cronus/Saturn) would surpass him, he buried all of them in Terra, causing her great pain and to take pity on them. Together they plotted his downfall.
- Ancient Grome: He's referred by his Greek name, Ouranos, when describing Terra's lore. If you ask "why not his Roman name" . . . do you really want a lot of dirty jokes?
- Anthropomorphic Personification: Of the sky.
PsycheA mortal princess who was said to be even more beautiful than Venus/Aphrodite, which pissed her off. She sent her son Cupid/Eros to make her fall in love with a hideous creature, but the plan backfired when Cupid/Eros fell in love with her. Through trials and tribulations, he managed to get Psyche to ascend to Mount Olympus as the goddess of souls.
- Exactly What It Says on the Tin: Psyche is the ancient Greek word for soul, so of course if she's gonna be a goddess of anything, it's going to be souls.
- So Beautiful, It's a Curse: Because she's so beautiful, it gets her into a lot of trouble courtesy of a certain goddess of beauty.
ThetisA sea nymph that took in Vulcan/Hephaestus after he was discarded from Olympus. From her, Vulcan/Hephaestus learned all he could to make jewelries which eventually attracted the attention of Juno/Hera, so he could come back and exact his revenge.
Hun-ApuhThe other half of the Hero Twins and brother of Xbalanque. While eventually Xbalanque was deified as the moon, Hun-Apuh became the sun.
- Off with His Head!: Camazotz decapitated him for sticking his neck out from his hiding place. However, Xbalanque managed to make him another head so he lived again.
- Palette Swap: Through lores, he's basically depicted as Xbalanque with the colors reversed (red pelt and orange/brown skin).
Seven MacawOne of the big monsters in Mayan mythology and the father of Cabrakan. When he proved too tough to be killed directly, the Hero Twins resorted to guile and trickery to get him to die in shame and despair.
BaliA virtuous demon king that grew too powerful and was able to challenge Indra for the throne of heaven, but is eventually humbled when Vishnu descended as Vamana and showed him the difference between their power without fighting.
BhimaA hero of the epic Mahabharata. He's noted to be the eventual slayer of the demon Bakasura, but he didn't seem to notice that for now, Bakasura has risen again.
DeviThe supreme goddess of some Hindu sects. All other goddesses are different forms of her. Kali's identified in her lore as being an aspect of her, though Ganesha's lore mentions Parvati, a goddess usually assumed to be the "default" form of Kali, but doesn't connect Kali and Parvati. His lore doesn't connect Parvati to Devi either.
HanumanHinduism's monkey king and steadfast ally of Rama. He's one of the beings that attempted to stop Ravana's rampage (and kidnapping of Sita), but failed.
- The Worf Effect: He's Hinduism's monkey king, but he's beaten easily to show how dangerous Ravana has become after getting Shiva's boon.
IndraGod of thunder, lightning, and rain, he's the king of the gods in Hinduism and the twin brother of Agni. Twice his throne was contested: first by the demon king Bali who proved to be far too powerful for him so that he had to ask Vishnu for help and second by Kumbhakarna who proved to be too pious. He ends up asking to rule the heavens as a reward, which Indra "fixed" by making him say the wrong words and put him into a constant sleeping state.
ParvatiThe goddess of fertility and love and the mother of Ganesha. After Shiva, her husband, kills the boy she made on her own, she cries that that was his son and he must save him. Shiva replaces the boy's head with that of the wisest creature on earth, an elephant. Since this brings the boy back to life, Parvati seems to be satisfied.
- Alternate Company Equivalent: As Hinduism's love and beauty goddess, it's easy to think of her as the Hindu equivalent of Aphrodite, albeit much nicer. She also shares some domains with Hera, Aphrodite's exact opposite, making her, from a Western perspective, a Composite Character of the two. She even made a son by herself like Hera, though she lacks Hera's unfaithful husband.
- Love Goddess: One of her many domains.
- Odd Job Gods: "Fertility and love" are the short version of what she's goddess of. They also include beauty, devotion, marriage, children, divine strength, power, and other stuff. Basically she's the goddess of femininity and women.
- Truly Single Parent: She's technically Ganesha's only parent, having created him when she was taking a bath, though sometimes Shiva's considered his father.
ShivaThe god of destruction in Hinduism. Ravana appeased him for power and only after he cut off his head nine times did Shiva finally grant him a boon that makes him immune to attacks by immortals. He's also Parvati's husband.
SitaRama's beloved wife. Unfortunately, to rile him up, Ravana hatched a plot to kidnap her, which succeeded, and Rama set off to rescue her.
- Damsel in Distress: She pretty much only exists to get kidnapped.
VishnuThe "preserver" and god of protection in post-Vedic Hinduism. Many times he descended to earth as a mortal when the world was in danger. His fifth avatar is Vamana and his seventh is Rama.
- Ascended Extra: He's one of the most important gods in modern Hinduism and by important, that's to say that he's the outright Top God of some sects and otherwise one of their top Trinity with Shiva and Brahma; but was extremely minor in the early Vedic period, having only six hymns dedicated to him out of the 1,000 that are in the Rigveda.
- God in Human Form: Tends to do this a lot. Vamana and Rama aren't his only forms and Rama isn't his last.
FujinRaijin's brother that rules over the wind. He's engaged in a Friendly Rivalry with his brother to decide who will dominate the skies.
- Blow You Away: The Japanese wind god.
- Friendly Rivalry: His relationship with Raijin.
- Sibling Rivalry: Again with Raijin, but it's of a decidedly friendly nature.
IzanagiCreator god and brother/husband of Izanami, father to Amaterasu, Raijin, and Susano. He molded the Japanese islands with Izanami, but when she died giving birth to Kagutsuchi, Izanagi was overcome with grief and killed the newborn god. He tried to retrieve Izanami from the underworld, but he became frightened at her hideous new appearance and instead sealed her there. Just as Izanami swore she'd kill 1,000 men everyday for revenge, Izanagi swore to give life to 1,500 men everyday.
- God Is Flawed: While being the creation god, Izanagi makes quite a bit of mistakes. He killed Kagutsuchi out of grief, freaks out at Izanami's new scary form and set her off on a path of vengeance and hatred. And on seeing Susano's tempestuous nature, Izanagi decided that he should be sent to the underworld as a punishment.
- Hypocrite: He kicks his son Susano out of heaven for causing trouble and being unpleasant, even though he isn't much better and Susano gets it from him. He probably never even attempted to discipline Susano growing up, so he acts like a Psychopathic Man Child when he gets older. Suffice it to say, the odds of anyone kicking Izanagi out of heaven for being a dick like his son are slim to none.
- Irony: Izanagi doesn't seem to realize where Susano gets his trouble-making behavior from.
- Jerkass: He may be a powerful and important god, but Izanagi has very few, if any, redeeming qualities. The only good thing he really does in the myths is create Japan. He kills one of his kids because he isn't thinking straight, leaves his wife in hell simply because she isn't pretty anymore, and tosses his kid out on the street because he can't behave himself (Izanagi probably never bothered to discipline him). In general, he just kinda lets things happen after Izanami dies and never seems to actually do anything. We certainly never see him actually being a dad to and raising his kids. They seem to be Free-Range Children.
- Like Father, Like Son: It's easy to see where Susano gets his temper, rashness, and general unpleasantness from.
Empress JinguHachiman's mother, a mortal. When her husband was killed by a rival clan, she took up arms and led an army for her husband's honor, but she was pregnant at that time. For that, she tied her belly with bandages and kept Hachiman there for three years until he's finally born.
- Action Mom: Mortal mother of Hachiman, leader of an army.
- Pregnant Badass: To the point that fans were like "Okay, Hachiman's cool and all, but can we talk about this badass mother who fought wars while pregnant!?"
Kato KiyomasaA general of the Sengoku Period under Toyotomi Hideyoshi. Apparently had an encounter with Kuzenbo and handed him his second defeat and made him enter a pact that he will not harm any humans again.
- Badass Normal: He's not a deity by any means, but he still beats Kuzenbo, a terrifying youkai king. May be downplayed because the standard here is gods, but still impressive.
- Giant Space Flea from Nowhere: Even to this day, no one knows where Orochi came from. It just appeared, caused trouble, and then got killed by Susano.
- Orochi: The original.