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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 worshipers? 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.
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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, Destruction, Machines, and Nature.

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

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Note: The following stories have their own pages.


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The Trope Pantheons provide example of:

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  • 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.
  • Ace Pilot: A lot of them are 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.
  • Adaptation Origin Connection: The rhino that killed James Henry Trotter's parents is actually a Heartless called the Behemoth. In fact, it was the same one that Sora, Donald, and Goofy vanquished in the Keyhole in Hollow Bastion.
  • 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 Continuity:
    • This is the case in several canons such as Sly Coopernote , Puella Magi Madoka Magicanote , and especially modern Professional Wrestlingnote .
    • While Descendants is not canon to the pantheon, Rainbow Rivalries confirms that Mal and Uma exist in some form. Ratchet and Clank are looking for them, mainly to find answers about their respective mothers.
  • 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 observing a certain universe.
  • Almighty Janitor:
    • A number of the gods fill this trope, with odd portfolios that belie overwhelming power. Some deities are ranked Lesser Gods, but have skills comparable to that of Intermediate or Greater Gods, but never an Overdeity. A prime example is Flynn, who 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.
  • Announcer Chatter: Howard “Buckshot” Holmes and Kreese Kreely frequently engaged in this back when they commentated at DeathWatch. In the Pantheon they put it to good use in overseeing many of the more brutal combatants do their work and/or talking smack about anyone that catches their attention. Very few people have been spared from their ridicule as even Overdeities were picked on as well, usually for not using their powers to fund a new game of DeathWatch or accusing them of hogging the spotlight.
  • 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.
  • 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 "Dark Proxies" got the attention of Cosmos and/or her associates, and she allowed the hackers to become an official group to the GUAG.
  • The Atoner:
  • Bag of Spilling: Sora leads this, and is demoted to Level 1 twice in the tales courtesy of Courtney Gears and Caius Ballard. Same happens to Jak in "Dark Proxies", and Madoka in "Stars of Morning", both for more serious reasons.
  • The Bet: Sometime between "Dark Proxies" and "Stars of Morning", Sora had proposed a bet with duos Jak and Daxter, and Ratchet & Clank, to see which duo can defeat Maleficent in battle first. In "Rainbow Rivalries", Ratchet defeats Maleficent, though by that point, Sora and Jak are both MIA, and the battle comes with a Pyrrhic Victory in Ratchet being infected with the Medusoid Mycelium.
  • Beware the Quiet Ones:
    • Many of the gods. Lucifer deserves special mention: Out of all of the participants in the aftermath of Madoka's downfall, he barely even showed up. But through a combination of good timing and a couple of well-placed verbal daggers, he managed to convince Homura into joining his ranks, 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 may be one of the shining examples of a Cloudcuckoolander, but beware, she is one of the few goddesses 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 Johan ended up giving up on breaking her because trying to follow her bizarre logic and train of thought gave him a massive headache and frustrated him greatly. Now he just coldly glares at her, humiliated that he couldn't break one teenage girl, while Osaka is rather oblivious to his true intentions.
  • 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 Alliances, 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.
  • 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. Digimon also started getting partners much later.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: Deadpool's specialty. Pinkie Pie does this to the narrator in her Tales of the Alliance stories. Auron also did this a few times in "The Friendship Asylum", but not to the same extent as Deadpool or Pinkie.
  • Breakout Character: Deities are capable of being main characters if they play a big role.
    • 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. Additionally, Nekron would also rise to form his own Grand United Alliance, as would a conglomerate of machine-based deities who would establish the Grand United Alliance of Machines
  • Breakout Villain: Villainous deities are capable of being one of these, with Shredder as the God of it. Examples are below:
    • 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 formerly lesser power rank.
    • Courtney Gears is somewhat a minor villain in her franchise. Here, she's one of more notorious characters in "Dark Proxies" and "Diamond Adventure", corrupting Jak, Sora, and Kyoko, leaving the former two crippled, and the latter on the brink of becoming Ophelia.
  • Broad Strokes: Due to the many Composite Characters, this or Loose Canon often has to be employed both in regards to characterization and the character pages, resulting in a lot of inconsistency and loose ends; characters in the Pantheon are somehow all versions of themselves at the same time. The fics themselves, as well as later profiles built by tropers associated with the fics, tend to be a bit more cohesive, generally treating characters by their most canonical take while adding non-contradictory details from other versions.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The Cameo:
    • The Plumber appears in "Dark Proxies" working on clogged up pipes in the stronghold.
    • They don't have major roles until "Rainbow Rivalries", but Balthier and Fran make several cameos in Year One. In "Dark Proxies", they witness Penelope's escape from the Muppet Theatre. In "Stars of Morning", they're the first non-Puella Magi to see Akuma Homura. And in "Diamond Adventure", they appear during the Halloween celebrations.
  • Canon Discontinuity: The events of some sequels or spin-off franchises, most noticeably Stitch!, Descendants, Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters, and Secret Agent Clank, are not acknowledged as part of the pantheon's canon. Some film remakes are also ignored if their original versions are well-intergraded into pop culture (such as Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory).
  • Cassandra Did It: Absol is a constant victim of this (and also the goddess of it), despite some deities (especially her partner, Riku) trying to convince the pantheon of her true nature. It doesn't help that her species are known as the "Disaster Pokémon". By Year 3, the more wiser deities are willing to listen.
  • Cerebus Syndrome: "Rainbow Rivalries" starts off with Giovanni being the focus of an Angry Mob lead by Oerba Yun Fang and Guzma, and the first two acts are based on comedy. But it takes a dark turn when Count Olaf comes into the picture, and the battle with Lysandre ends with a mass-infection of several people, among them a Goddess and a Puella Magi.
  • 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, (these two now reside at the Houses of Popularity and Shape respectively) and Fluttershy to Ieyasu, Gentaro, and Nia. Later Ieyasu would move to the House of Combat, so Fluttershy went back to being part of the Friendship Trio.
  • invoked 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 sometimes are really surprised of another God/desses' original characterization. Sometimes overlaps with Composite Character.
  • Chick Magnet: There is an entire group made out of it: the Chick Magnet Quartet, which includes: Issei Hyodo, Negi Springfield, Criminy and Hayate Ayasaki.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: There is even a group of them directly made to oppose the Yandere Squad 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.
  • 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.
    • There's also Bane who is mostly based on his The Dark Knight Rises incarnation, however, remembers a time about being a Dumb Muscle in Batman & Robin. He's not pleased about it. At all.
    • Most obvious is also Hercules. In the same time, he's the mythical hero, the Disney version of himself (his theme song is "Zero to Hero"), the same guy in the Marvel-verse, the envious Hulk-like giant who fought Kratos and lost, the Champion of Rome, and Illya's Berserker... if you call him Jerkules, you just unleashed his Superpowered Evil Side in his villainous DC-verse self.
    • Another example would be Honda Tadakatsu. Even if he's from the Sengoku Basara-verse, he also recalls a rivalry with Lu Bu which only happened in Warriors Orochi. Lu Bu himself is also both his Dynasty Warriors self and the Berserker of Fate/EXTRA self.
    • Another example is Long John Silver, who can transform into a cyborg when near certain Gods. At these times, he is much nicer.
    • Mister Freeze is basically his Pre-New 52 self with shades of his animated incarnation.
    • The Arthurian characters (Arturia and Lancelot) combine both aspects from the Nasuverse and the Monty Python verse. Arturia also combines from the Soul Eater verse, recognizing the loony Excalibur.
    • Ganondorf actually invoked this in a gambit to get more power. The end result was his Hyrule Warriors self.
    • Several original characters from Kingdom Hearts also hold elements of their manga counterparts, such as Xion's Cuteness Proximity towards dogs.
    • Most every God from War Hammer 40000, have traits of their If the Emperor Had a Text-to-Speech Device counterparts once they've shown up in the series, which adds quite a bit of humor to the normally grim-dark nature of said gods. Magnus the Red and the Emperor are the ones most hit by this though, as thanks to this, the former has the Heel–Face Turn he made there, abandoned Tzeentch and they've both forgiven each other and are now allies!
    • Subverted with Evangelion's Asuka. While she does have traits of her tv and Rebuild self, it's portray as a form of multi personality disorder and will switch accordingly. She even has a third personality base on her Angelic Days self.
    • Godzilla is a combination of both its TOHO and Legendary counterpart. It has fought with the likes of King Ghidorah and Gigan like in Japan, but his appearance is base on his second American adaptation.
    • Subverted with deities of Warhammer Fantasy. Some of the ascended characters are directly based on their pre-Age of Sigmar iterations and it's made clear that each character's ascension occurs either directly or sometime after the events of the End Times.
    • The iconic canon characters of Dragon Ball are essentially their original manga/Super anime selves, with some bits of Dragon Ball Z Abridged personality humor sprinkled in (or lots, in the case of Nappa). That said, given how Filler, Non-Serial Movie, and Dragon Ball GT characters do continue to impact both the franchise and the Pantheon, the canon characters who know of them do take on certain elements and powers from those extra-canonical materials, though they might achieve them a bit differently (such as Super Saiyan 4 and Super 17 from GT). Transformations that deceased canon characters only take on in video games do exist, such as Raditz, Nappa, and Bardock going SSJ3, but are generally treated as being somewhat weaker than either the equivalents of those who actually got the forms in canon, or any advances made by characters who were non-canon to begin with, such as Cooler and Legendary Broly. Paragus is an outright composite of his Movie 8/Heroes and canon BR self, being largely the same person but with two different lifetimes. Broly, however, is an exception.
      • A lot of this is justified for several reasons which come from the franchise itself: the video games have officially established that the extra-canonical stuff comes from alternate timelines, implying that certain abilities do exist and could be acquired by the main cast if that direction were willed to be taken. Also, the entire living cast of the main timeline got much stronger in Super, with Son Goku and Vegeta's Physical God status being only the lead example, so it would make no sense for characters who died and disappeared from canon without ever achieving Super Saiyan status to fully match the active equivalents of their video game buffs. Xenoverse Metal and Golden Cooler, meanwhile, are directly referenced as putting him on par with Golden Frieza, with the former case even fighting alongside his brother against the Saiyans on relatively equal terms.
  • Artix von Krieger combines both his original and alternate personas in that he's both a Paladin of the High Order, actually born as the Champion of Darkness and trained as an Undead Slayer but also has a fear of the color pink.
  • Cyberspace: Several deities (mostly from the House of Technology) and tales have established the existence of a realm inside the pantheon's computers, being several systems (most noticeably Space Paranoids and The Grid) that are linked to each other through a shared network. Ash, Pikachu, Misty, Brock, and Team Rocket are all banned from entering it out of fear that they'll cause another "Porygon incident".
    • Speaking of which, Kevin Flynn is the current God of Cyberspace, while The Grid is the current Domination to represent it.
  • 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: This is the stance of any deities who are killed in the Pantheon. They all get resurrected in House of Life and Death.
  • Decomposite Character:
    • Both Date Masamune and Mori Motonari are decidedly different with their Musou counterparts, with Motonari not bothered enough to care, and Masamune condemning his alternate self's Smug Snake attitude and alignment with Orochi.
    • The Gods from the Injustice: Gods Among Us are also different from the Gods in the Pantheon.
    • The Belmonts (and Alucard and Sypha) and Dracula are mostly taken from the IGA-timeline, being different than the ones in the Lords of Shadow continuity (thus Dracula is still Mathias Cronqvist, not Gabriel elmont, although the latter ascended on his own).
    • There's also two Gilgameshes in both the houses of Weapons and Mentalism who crossed swords with each other.
    • The less said about the Captain N incarnations of Simon, Alucard and Sypha, the better.
    • There's also two Hades. One of them has a comedic personality, and the other is much more sinister. Amusingly enough, the former eventually became a Composite Character with the original Hades from the Greek myths, or at least one portrayal of him.
    • Broly's Movie 8 and Movie 20 incarnations are so irreconcilably different that the movie 20 version had to be ascended separately from the movie 8 version. Broly:BR is a socially-stunted and incompletely trained exile who survived an inhospitable planetoid and found himself being used as a tool for what ostensibly is his own revenge quest. Legendary Broly is a murderous, violence-worshiping brute who was scarred from birth by an endlessly-crying baby in the next pod over and a king who tried to kill him. This is aside from the fact that, without his video game forms, Legendary Broly would be worlds away from even being a close match to Broly:BR in strength, given that any advance or new portrayal of Broly's power is always measured by the ever-evolving metric of "what it would mean to completely overwhelm the main Dragon Ball cast at this time" and only Broly God was designed to overmatch Super Saiyan Blue Goku like Broly:BR's Full Power state.
    • Illyasviel von Einzbern used to have had her standard Holy Grail incarnation and her Magical Girl Prisma Illya incarnation composited, until a separate trope could be found for the latter and they were promptly separated. Who knew how much more well-adjusted she could be, or how much better off the world could be, if Kiritsugu Emiya had dropped his obsession with a selfish justice and chosen to protect his family instead?
  • Deconstruction: A few examples
    • "Rainbow Rivalries" is a deconstruction of Villain Decay in the form of Maleficent becoming a laughing stock from different continuities.
    • "The Mice of Mayhem" deconstructs Penelope's betrayal in Thieves in Time by showing the exact consequences. It ends with her becoming a Heartless when she refuses to accept fault for her actions.
  • 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: Happened with Spike, God of the Audience Surrogate who was replaced with Jaune Arc until he reascended into the House of Heroes as God of Hyper Competent Sidekicks.
  • Deus Exit Machina/Super Man Stays Out Of Gotham: Many of the more powerful deities have a tendency to not get involved 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 lesser threats of another faction, they tend 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.
    • Towards the end of "Battle Royale: Round 2", Jak fights and defeats Master Xehanort in battle, a feat only attained twice before by Terra and Riku, and later by Sora.
    • In "Rainbow Rivalries", Lightning Farron, a literal goddess in her home world, is one of the people infected by the Medusoid Mycelium.
  • Dub Name Change: Pretty much every name and/or nickname any character has ever had is acknowledged next to their bold name and title, including cases of this trope. Nonetheless there are instances where different localized names are factored into a character's profile. For example:
    • Following the lead of at least two Street Fighter adaptations, the Master of the Fist is written as though Gouki was the original name he was born with and he became known as Akuma after killing Goutetsu. The Pantheon also gleefully follows the official canon decision as of SFIV and SFV combining the dub and original names of Guile's dead combat buddy for the full name of Charlie Nash.
    • Dragon Ball's Fake Ultimate Hero is called Hercule on Western television rather than have a good guy outright hailed by the name of Satan. This is factored into the revelation that Mr. Satan is actually the title he won as the Satan Castle dojo's strongest fighter, portraying Hercule as a nickname he earned on the way which he sometimes uses in front of certain audiences or deities, either in place of or along with the Mr. Satan name. Attack names also seem to get this treatment, as Kienzan is treated as a general name for energy disc attacks with Krillin's Destructo Disc being the signature example.
    • The Persona protagonists tend to go nameless in the main games but are given a whole assortment of different names afterward depending on the medium. The closest to direct Atlus canon is used as their proper name. This starts as easily as Spin-Off titles and The Anime of the Game (Makoto Yuki, Yu Narukami, Ren Amamiya/Joker), usually supplanting another name from the Comic-Book Adaptation which is subsequently hand waved as a bad secondhand account. Otherwise, depending on what's available one may even go down to the Screen-to-Stage Adaptation (Kotone Shiomi).note 
  • 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 either slowly fleshed out over time, reworked to remain in the pantheon, or fizzled out and replaced with deities with more detailed profiles.
  • Endless Daytime: The House of Light & Brightness is described as being in a perpetual state of daytime.
  • 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. Fighting him is the only time Issei Hyodo and Vali Lucifer would ever think of teaming up with Dragonslayer Ornstein and Executioner Smough (who have both repeatedly attempted to kill the former two), and vice-versa.
  • Even Evil Has Standards:
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Evil programs such as the Master Control Program and Clu would never try to cripple their opponents through fast flashing lights.
    • Master Xehanort's plan to recreate the χ-Blade using twenty people (seven light, thirteen darkness) is something most villains oppose, even going as far as to ask Melkor to kick him out. Even Lord Voldemort knows this is beyond insanity.
    • And various gods would never do anything to harm Winnie-the-Pooh or his friends and put Master Xehanort or Hunter J high on their shit-lists upon hearing the incident when Pooh had to say "goodbye" to himself.
  • Evil vs. 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, the consequent Pantheonic Rebellion, and eventually the Diamond Disaster 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. Even more, they stand as the current Big Bad Ensemble.
  • Excited Show Title!: Diamond Adventure! The Dark Mystery, featuring the Mythical Pokémon Diancie in a journey that goes horribly wrong for many factions.
  • Expy: Is there a pair of God/Goddesses that are expying each other? That usually translates to a "relationship" of some sort. These can range anywhere from friendly to competitive or even hostile depending on alignments. Recently Plutia and Syrma have ascended to this role.

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  • False Friend: Downplayed with Lucifer and Homura's relationship: while on some level he does care about her, at the end of the day he's just using her. The disdain many gods feel towards him is rooted largely in how heartless it was for him to manipulate a lonely, friendship-starved girl into doing his bidding.
  • Fan Sequel: "Battle Royale: Round 2" is written as a sequel to PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale.
  • Fix Fic: Sometimes, the authors fix the elements of certain characters from their home verse. For example, the ending to Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time is retconed as Sly turning up in modern Egypt and returning home to undo the Downer Ending, and Dean Ambrose's incoherent Face–Heel Turn from the end of his WWE run and his return to to his original identity of Jon Moxley post-WWE are combined into one Worked Shoot angle where Moxley abandons his "military name" as his faith in the WWE Universe has been irrevocably broken.
  • 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 complete narcissist who would rather have everyone 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.
    • Homura Akemi and Penelope Mouse. Both betrayed their friends and Love Interests for selfish desires, but their motivations are opposites. Homura cared deeply for Madoka, and mainly stole her powers to protect her, even if it means becoming a devil and leaving the Sisterhood. Penelope never cared for Bentley, and mainly wanted to use him to create weapons to sell for billions of dollars, and was willing to murder his friends to keep him in line.
  • 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.
    • 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).
  • The Ghost: A long-standing example in the tales is Ragna The Bloodedge. He is constantly mentioned throughout many stories. The flashback his brother Jin Kisaragi had in Tales of the Alliance with him as a kid does not count.
  • Godzilla Threshold: The reveal of YHVH'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.
  • Halloween Episode: "Diamond Adventure! The Dark Mystery" is set during Halloween.
  • Happily Adopted: "Muse Hysteria" reveals that Cinderella has become a foster mother to Satoko Houjou after seeing how much of a monster her uncle Teppei was, reminding her too much of Lady Tremaine.
  • Hate Sink: There's a LOT of deities here that just a lot of people hate for good reasons. These Gods include: Terumi Yuki, Relius Clover, Ragyo Kiryuin, Ghetsis Harmonia, Lady Tremaine, to name a few.
  • 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.
  • 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'm Taking Her Home with Me!: This happened when CatDog ascended into the pantheon. Dog had chased Derpy Hooves into the pantheon, despite Cat's protests, and they ended up in proximity of Sakaki and Xion, who have strong Cuteness Proximity towards felines and canines respectively. The two girls tried to take the duo to their temples, not realizing they're conjoined twins until Cat started screaming about his body being torn!
  • Interactive Narrator: Done several times in Dark Proxies' first act between the narrator and Sora, who admits to "channeling Deadpool".
  • Jekyll & Hyde: As a result of the Composite Character in play, this happens to Akechi Mitsuhide, who in his better days present himself as his conflicted, but good hearted and loyal self from Samurai Warriors, but on bad days (mostly night), he took form of the Ax-Crazy Psycho for Hire self from Sengoku Basara.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Kratos has a rather strong dislike for many of the heroic Kombatants in regards to how they abandoned Raiden after a certain fallout, stating that despite his mistakes, his actions were still noble and he's more trustworthy than other gods Kratos has a displeasure of knowing. The fact that many of those former allies are reconciling with Raiden does nothing to temper his scorn. Time will tell if Liu Kang and Kitana's Korrected Timeline fares better in that regard.
  • Just Friends:
    • Bentley and Anna insist that they're only friends despite many stating that they should be in a relationship. It's mainly because they once dated people (Penelope and Hans) who turned out to be villains, and the two have bonded over such heartbreak, but also because they choose their True Companions (Sly and Elsa) whom were targeted by said villains. Also, Anna is already in a relationship with Kristoff.
    • Initial rivalry aside, Penelope and Hans eventually became this after Sly returned home from Egypt and Anna was crowened Queen of Arendelle, since they're each other's Distaff Counterpart. Yet everyone in the Pantheon acts like they're in Unholy Matrimony.
    • None of the Devil May Cry cast, with the exception of Sparda and Eva (who is his Herald) and Nero and Kyrie (who is also his Herald), have any kind of romantic ties to each other. It's all family and friends. Even Kat, who was a lover to Nephilim Vergil until he made her forget it and then later moved on with Nephilim Dante after his betrayal, doesn't tread in that direction with the originals, mainly because they're both decidedly older than that. She travels with Vergil the most, but there are several reasons for it (he's decided to help her become stronger as well, and given that all the other partners are usually with Dante or Nero, she's there to help keep him honest).
  • 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.
  • Kid with the Leash: The reason Millenniumon isn't much of a threat despite its vast power is because Radical Ed imprisoned it in her computer and only unleashes it in controlled conditions. Given Ed later got the Digivice that tied her to Millenniumon, there's also an element of Morality Chain.
  • 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.
    • Averted with Mufasa. While he did disappear in the Pantheon's early years, believed to have been killed permanently by Scar, it was revealed he had gone back to the Pride Lands to guide his grandchildren before making his official return to the Pantheon.
    • Another deity who is implied to have died for good is Pyrrha Nikos, who has not been seen in the Pantheon since the Battle of Beacon, though there have been unconfirmed sightings of her ghost hanging around her temple. Ultimately subverted when she recovered in the house of Life and Death.
    • Precia Testarossa used to share Ghetsis Harmonia's position as Abusive Parents but then fizzled out until she resurfaced, pulled a Heroic Sacrifice to save Fate, then died from her wounds. Fate then proceeds to lose her shit on Relius.
  • Kill It with Fire: Towards the end of "Diamond Adventure", Courtney Gears summons an Unversed called the Cursed Coach to attack Ruby Rose, only for a fire bomb to drop on the Evil Diva and her two backup dancers, killing them. This is almost exactly how Lady Tremaine and her daughters were (presumably) killed in the Kingdom Hearts canon.
  • Knight of Cerebus: In the Tales of the Alliance set of stories has the role fall squarely on Barbatos, the actual mastermind behind the Friendship Asylum, and Lucifer, who takes advantage of Homura's insane desires to protect Madoka by having her join his side.
  • Legion of Doom: The Grand United Alliance of Evil is this by default. Alternate groups include the Disney Villains, Team Rainbow Rocket, Cortex's gang, and a few temporary villain groups formed in tales.
  • Lemony Narrator: The Trope Namer himself gets to do this for the Reformation of Law storyline. That being said, the trope itself is held by The Narrator, Snicket himself holds the title of 'Divine Harbinger of the Snicket Warning Label'.
  • 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 more of a negligent Jerkass prior to the aftermath of the Nyarlathotep incident. After a a punch to the face by Tatsuya Suou, he's become a nicer deity.
      • 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.
      • Nagato and Obito Uchiha have taken an approach to atone for the sins of their past actions and are currently developing an organization to enforce peace, freedom and stability in the Pantheon whilst also recruiting honorable villains and anti-hero es for the chance to provide them redemption just as much as they themselves do.
      • Vlad von Carstein, at least in regards to after the End Times. He is a bloodthirsty vampire who will kill others for their blood to satiate his hunger and controls a monarchy of ruthless monsters, but the End Times had revealed him to be honorable and cares about the opinions and survival of other races. He even allies with the aforementioned Nagato, giving him more time to showcase his gentlemanly demeanour and has made a point to feast upon the very worst beings in the Pantheon, which fortunately for anyone good, there is a lot. He's even gotten to helping out the GUAG against the GUAD at many given moments.
      • Downplayed with Malekith, who despite being a villain, has taken up some Character Development and had begun to strike Alliances beyond just Dark Elves and enslaved beasts. He's notably more honorable and nicer than he was back in Naggaroth and takes to sympathising with many residents, including Madoka, Zuko and Anakin and opposing the Child Abuse Supporters. That said, he is still the warmongering and sadistic Witch-King back in Naggaroth, but given that he too opposes the GUAE, Heroic deities are willing to enter Enemy Mine situations with him, although Malekith also does this with Darkseid and Sauron.
    • 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.
    • Other:
      • Applejack has commissioned House of Personality because of she and various others are disgusted with two things: One was all the planners and schemers in the House of Mentalism, and two was the very few light bulbs around said house.
  • Literal Split Personality: Onslaught is the current god. Aside that, upon Terumi's defeat, the Terumi persona and Hazama persona got split from each other, with Hazama hanging around to help Terumi in the shadows.
  • Living Toys: The cast of Toy Story are the gods of this. Also, anyone who enters their world will become a toy, as confirmed with Sora, Donald, and Goofy, and implied with Ratchet and Clank.
  • 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 SMT'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.
    • 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.
  • Love-Interest Traitor: Penelope Mouse and Prince Hans Westergard both betrayed their love interest for selfish motivations. Both serve as the main villains of "The Mice of Mayhem".
  • 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.
  • 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. Monsoon is the god of cultural memes.
  • 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:
    • Some mon partnerships can be this; the mon can be either the one who gets influenced or the one who influences. For an example of the former case, Salamence is much less of a Jerkass due to the selfless reindeer Annabelle being his partner. For an example of the latter, there's Dukemon and Karin, who're a case of gender-inverted Brooding Boy, Gentle Girl.
    • To a lesser extent, Sora serves as this for Tron ever since the latter's restoration, being the only person who can prevent Tron from reverting to his Knight in Sour Armor personality (unless Dyson is mentioned).
  • My Rules Are Not Your Rules: The Pantheon runs in some 'different rules' than any other realms. Therefore if a certain person think they can get away in doing things in their home series... in the Pantheon, not so much. They get overruled.
  • 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.
  • 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. Eventually, Lemony Snicket does so as well.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!:
    • "Stars of Morning" 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 YHVH'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).
  • 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... This lasted until Tales of Villainy was made.
  • 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:
  • Noodle Incident: Some can be downright hilarious. Can be a case of It Makes Sense in Context if the said incident is a reference to the god's series that doesn't get explained properly. Examples include:
    • 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 virus has corrupted the Game Grid in Space Paranoids, forcing Tron to shut it down after Ralph and Vanellope keep crashing into it. It's speculated to be from one of Mog's bad breath bombs.
    • What Belarus did to get herself banned from the House of Personal Appearance. All that's known is that it involved Kaworu Nagisa.
  • No Ending: Most likely, as the Pantheon will never cease to exist as long as TV Tropes and fiction exist.
  • Not-So-Omniscient Council of Bickering: The GUAC Lords of Chaos, who are noted to argue viciously with each other quite often, and fights between them have even broken out: Lucifer has no issue with this.

    Tropes O to Z 
  • Obsessed Are The List Makers: A certain troper was crazy enough to make a spreadsheet to act as a search engine.
  • Odd Friendship: Either because of different personalities or appearances — after all, the Pantheon includes live-action people, cartoons, and digital characters, along with deities that are a Funny Animal or robot, for instance.
  • Odd Job Gods: Due of the wide array of tropes (and non-tropes), some of the gods might gain some odd positions to cover.
  • 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.
  • Once per Episode: Every time Sora appears in a tale, he changes into one of his world-based forms at one point. This includes "Battle Royale: Round 2", where he briefly appears in his Space Paranoids form in the opening act, but otherwise remains unchanged.
  • 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..
  • Outside-Genre Foe: 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".
  • Persona Non Grata:
    • Ash, Pikachu, Misty, Brock, and Team Rocket are all banned from Cyberspace to avoid a repeat of the Porygon incident.
    • Prince Hans tried to marry into kingdoms in various domains, and is banned from most of them after either Anna or some suspicious person outs him and exposes his real intentions.
  • Pet the Dog: Goes horribly, horribly wrong 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.
  • 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 was temporarily removed 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).
    • The events of "Diamond Adventure" have caused the three main protagonists of Kingdom Hearts to temporary leave the pantheon for their own safety and to prepare for the fight against Xehanort in the upcoming war. The same tale has also written out Jak and Daxter for related reasons. Riku returns in "The Mice of Mayhem".
  • 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.
  • Reset Button: The almighty tool used by Haruhi in case things go south for the Pantheon.
  • Retcon: In the pantheon canon, the ending for Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time has Sly waking up in modern day Egypt instead of in the past, and having him return to France after a few months.
  • Reverse Mole: Ocelot, The Boss, Wizardmon, Satsuki are all undermining the GUAE from within should the situation for 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/Lü Bu, Masamune/Yukimura, and the list goes on.
  • Rogues Gallery Transplant: This is natural for a crossover, but it really Depends On The Writer.
  • Running Gag:
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Every time Dr. Nefarious appears, expect him to break down during one of his rages and hear a bit of Lance and Janice.
    • 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, 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 was Riku (until he left).
    • Also, expect several memetic references on each of Mann Co's. Mercenaries to be present on their respective profiles.
    • If a Dota 2 deity happens 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.
  • Saved from Development Hell: This is how Duke Nukem got redeemed in Duke Nukem Forever.
  • Seven Deadly Sins: The inner circle of the Grand United Alliance of Chaos, the Lords of Chaos, are seven powerful demon lords representing the seven sins, plus an eighth unfilled one for Naoki Kashima should he join. Lucifer represents Pride, Beelzebub Gluttony, Homura Akemi Sloth/Despair, Grandfather Paradox is Envy, Steven Armstrong is Wrath, Alipheese Fateburn the 16th represents Lust, and the Boss of the 3rd Street Saints represents Greed.
  • Shared Universe: Free from the executive meddling that comes with official copyrights and franchise works, the Pantheon outright runs with Hideki Kamiya's hints of Capcom's Devil May Cry and Sega's Bayonetta taking place in the same universe, with all the implications therein.
  • Simultaneous Arcs:
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: Quite a few gods have a personal beef with other gods, if purely for comedic purposes.
  • 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 Speed: Ranges from Sonic the Hedgehog to The Flash, with the latter being the God of the Trope.
  • Super-Powered Evil Side:
  • Tantrum Throwing: The entire House of Love threw furniture out of the building after watching the ending of How I Met Your Mother.
  • The End of the World as We Know It: Not going to happen anytime soon, but it has been prophesied that the world will end because someone is going to charge headlong into battle and ruin the world-saving plan. Say it with me now... LEEROOOOOOYYY!!! JEEEENKIIIINSS!!!
  • 13 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, and monsters unique to this day will attack.
  • This Is Unforgivable!: When Homura betrays the Sisterhood and steals Madoka's powers, Sayaka vows she would always remember her as a demon. She's also not kind to those who've forgiven Homura for her deeds, including Sora.
  • 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:
  • 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. After the Toku Base was dissolved (or demoted to unlisted status), the Toku Division has officially replaced it.
    • 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, and Katsumi Daido.
    • Mitsuzane Kureshima got expelled from the Toku Base, yet he got a place in the Houses of Ambiguity, Villains and then 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.
  • Top God: Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson are the chief gods but they have no involvement in the major goings-on of the Pantheon, existing as creator figures to represent the tropers more than as characters in their own right. The closest the Pantheon has to active "supreme deities" are the Alignment Incarnations (Cosmos, Melkor, YHVH and Lucifer), a quartet of obscenely powerful Overdeities representing Good, Evil, Law and Chaos respectively. Their four-way conflict with each other is the backbone of most of the stories.
    • There used to be a Holy Trinity consisting of Haruhi, Dream of the Endless and Eru Iluvatar, who were considered superior to the Alignment Incarnations. However due to the poor quality of their profiles, this Holy Trinity wound up getting dismantled. They're still in the Pantheon, but in different, lesser positions.
  • 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 Asuka. 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.
  • Treachery Is a Special Kind of Evil: Zigzagged trope, depending on the person in question.
    • Downplayed with Homura Akemi when she usurped Madoka's godhood and became a self-proclaimed Goddess Of Evil. Most of the Sisterhood shunned her for Madoka's downfall, but some people have sympathized with her because she was fearful for her friend's safety.
    • For Penelope Mouse, it's played deeply straight because her betrayal of the Cooper Gang was out of jealousy and greed, and it was proven that she never loved Bentley at all.
    • The trope is now helmed by Mannfred von Carstein who represents it because it was his deceitful nature and constant backstabbing and betrayal that doomed and destroyed his world before entering the Pantheon. He may be just as bad, if not worse, than Penelope as his betrayals were far larger-scaled than hers and he has no remorse over all of his actions.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Unexpected Character: Some Gods come in out of the blue, but one Goddess that embodies this trope is the [Gaming Genres Wii Fit Trainer]].
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom:
    • 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. Ultimately, his words end up convincing her to throw her lot in with Lucifer.
    • Diancie's naïve attempts to redeem Homura using just a computer and a Keyblade backfires spectacularly. Her actions cause increased tensions among the four factions, and almost gets Riku killed.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Oogie Boogie is one 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 numbers 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.
  • Villain Team-Up: Giovanni and Maleficent in "Rainbow Rivalries", and Hans and Penelope in "The Mice of Mayhem".
  • Violently Protective Girlfriend: There's also a group made of these type of characters in the Special Lovers Squad, namely the second division. Said members are Hungary (Who is this trope's goddess), Setsuna Sakurazaki,Sapphire Rhodonite, Peko Pekoyama and Rias Gremory.
  • War for Fun and Profit: A subplot in the first few tales of Year 1 involves Penelope Mouse stealing blueprints from various villains and selling them to others to make a profit for herself. The GUAG sent Riku to confront her with a list of deals she made, but she escaped and went on to profit from the Pantheonic Rebellion. She's only stopped when Homura finds the money and donates it all to charity, setting the stage for "The Mice of Mayhem".
  • War God: There is an entire House of War for these guys, but the main god is Mars.
  • We Have Reserves: The more depraved villainous deities have no problem killing off their own soldiers; lording over them is Mori Motonari.
  • Weird Crossover: There are very few limits to what can get in, so the Pantheon has lots of deities originating from extremely disparate works living side-by-side. If such deities interact, there's a high probability that it doubles as an Odd Friendship.
  • 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. This leads to the events of "Diamond Adventure! The Dark Mystery", where Madoka's Pokémon Partner, Diancie decides to find a way to restore their friendship.
  • Where the Hell Is Springfield?: The layout of the Pantheon (e.g. where each House is located in relation to another) is deliberately left ambiguous.
  • Wham Episode:
    • At first, Puella Magi Madoka Magica serves as one, what with the changes to the Magical Girl system and the rise of Madoka Kaname. However, it gets out-whammed by the third movie, detailing Madoka's loss of power and Homura's ascension as a self-proclaimed demon.
    • Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time shows Penelope's Face–Heel Turn. Upon returning to the pantheon after escaping prison, she finds herself kicked out of the GUAG for treason and everyone she was friends with shunning her. Although she quickly disappears under the radar after joining the GUAE, Penelope has pointed out that she'll have her revenge on those who had wronged her. Nobody is taking it seriously.
    • The Season 4 finale of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic is a contender. Lord Tirek was crowned God of the Mana Drain—a threat that the likes of Melkor wouldn't be near—while Discord is now a permanent member of the GUAG.
    • The events of "Diamond Adventure" caused major blows to three factions. The GUAL is under a revolt, the GUAC is in a state of mistrust after several deities were kidnapped or attacked by its members, and the GUAG has several crucial members out of commission.
    • Midway in "Rainbow Rivalries", Count Olaf uses the Medusoid Mycelium as a weapon against Sayaka Miki and several Final Fantasy characters (and, near the end, Ratchet), and comes dangerously close to permanently killing them.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Different gods have different fears. The most notable are:
  • Zero-Context Example: Occasionally happens when someone puts a bare minimum entry or portfolio into the Pantheon, without much justification or flavour. That's why this one rule point exists:
    Try to bring out the flavour of the Gods more, don't make their entry look forced; entries that have little flavour text or none at all with a small portfolio may be considered for replacement.


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