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Greater Gods

    Miraak 
Miraak, God of Tormenting Higher Beings (The First Dragonborn, The Traitor, Allegiance Guide)
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Intermediate Gods

    Rau Le Creuset 
Rau Le Creuset, God of Endless War as Mankind's Nature (Al Da Flaga II)
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Lesser Gods

    Arya Stark 
Arya Stark, Goddess of Kill Lists (Princess of Winterfell, Arry, Arya Horseface, Cat of the Canals, Lanna, No One)
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  • Lesser Goddess
  • Symbols: The Sigil of House Stark - a gray Dire Wolf on a white field, her dirk, Needle, and a List of Names
  • Leitmotifs: Her personal leitmotif can be heard in House of Black and White, Valar Morghulis, Needle, and A Painless Death; there's also the House Stark Theme
  • Alignment: Chaotic Neutral leaning Chaotic Good
  • Portfolio: Action Girl/Survivor, Adores Jon Snow, Annoying Younger Sibling To Sansa Stark, Anti Heroine, Badass Adorable, Best Served Cold, Break the Cutie, Children Forced to Kill, Daddy's Girl, Deadpan Snarker, Don't Address Me As Milady, The Dreaded, Hitman with a Heart, Little Miss Badass, Nerves of Steel, Noble Fugitive, Not Like Other Highborn Girls, Plucky Girl, Roaring Rampage of Revenge, Troubling Unchildlike Behavior, Waif-Fu
  • Domains: Assassins, Families, Vengeance
  • Heralds: Nymeria (her direwolf), Gendry Baratheon
  • Additional Relationships: Ned Stark and Catelyn Stark (her parents), Jon Snow (half-brother, actually her cousin), Lyanna Stark (aunt)
  • Allies:
  • Admires: The Mane Six (especially Twilight Sparkle)
  • Enemies Lord Tywin Lannister, Queen Cersei Lannister, Petyr Baelish, Roose Bolton, Melisandre, Ardyn Izunia.
  • Scouted By: Havik, Ezio Auditore, Death
  • My name is Arya Stark. I want you to know that the last thing you're ever going to see is a Stark smiling down at you as you die. With these words - and with Walder Frey bleeding out from a slit throat - Arya Stark has earned her spot in the Pantheon... and avenged the deaths of her brother, mother and sister-in-law.
  • The youngest daughter of Eddard and Catelyn Stark, Arya grew up in Winterfell alongside her family. While Sansa was the proper lady, Arya was the tomboy, and giving Mama Stark more gray hairs due to her love of swordplay, horse riding and anything that doesn't involve her being a proper lady. Then, her life forever changed when she and her sister accompanied Ned Stark to King's Landing. In the ensuing War of Five Kings, most of her family was slain, with Arya herself witnessing her father's murder (not execution) and her elder brother's desecrated corpse during the Red Wedding, in which her mother and sister-in-law were also slain. This set Arya on a path of vengeance.
  • Melisandre became aware of Arya's ascension via her flames. She remembers the prophecy that she had told the fugitive Stark whilst in the Riverlands: "I see a darkness in you. And in that darkness, eyes staring back at me. Brown eyes, blue eyes, green eyes. Eyes you'll shut forever." And since she sold Gendry off to the Brotherhood, Melisandre is on Arya's list.
  • Upon hearing of Arya's ascension into the Pantheon, Ned, Cat and Jon were the first to greet their missing daughter. Many, many tears were shed as Arya was united with her parents and Jon, now revealed to be not her half-brother, but her cousin, the son of her aunt, Lyanna Stark and Rhaegar Targaryen. In a suprising gesture, Ned and Cat both complimented Arya on getting revenge on Walder Frey and his sons for the Red Wedding. For Cat, Arya suspected that it was Stoneheart talking, but appreciates the praise.
    • Speaking of Lyanna and Rhaegar, Arya finally met her aunt and the guy who according to Robert Baratheon, kidnapped her. Much to Cat's chagrin, Arya and Lyanna both get along quite well, mainly because they both share the same interests. After learning about how she went willingly with Rhaegar, Arya realizes that Robert acted like a total dick. Granted that Aerys kickstarted the rebellion and demanded that both Robert and her dad come to King's Landing, but still...
    • Through her uncle Rhaegar, Arya has formed a bond with Daenerys Targaryen, due to their shared hatred for most of the Lannisters (mainly Cersei and Tywin), while she considers Tyrion to be the decent one. Jamie, she's of conflicting opinions
  • With Arya assassinating Walder Frey and his two elder sons, the stage is set for chaos in the Riverlands. While the Frey owe their loyalty to the Lannisters, Queen Cersei will certainly be of no help due nuking the Great Sept. Arya has, however, gotten the attention of the deified Cleric of Chaos, Havik. He likes how she has set the stage for all hell to break loose in the Riverlands, and seeks to make her his disciple...if he can get past her parents and Jon.
  • During her time with the Faceless Men, Arya learned how to fight without her sight. While she is good at it, she pales in comparison to Kenshi Takahashi and Zatoichi, who had become her de facto mentors in the blindness department. Given as to how Arya had butchered
  • There seems to be plenty of mistaken identities going around in regards to the Westerosi-born deities and her family is no exception. She (along with her mom and Cersei) mistook Odysseus as her dad due to the both of them looking alike, Jack Bauer almost got into a fight with Ned Stark because the former thought her mom was a terrorist, while Harry Potter thought that she was Mama Granger. And now, Arya herself completes the trifecta, as The Doctor thought that she was Ashildr, a Viking puppetmaker and storyteller. Despite the mix-up, both Arya and the Doctor are good friends.
  • Upon discovering that Arya Stark was in the same House as her, Cersei pretty much shit a brick. Not even when she thought that Jaime Moriarty was Margaery Tyrell has the Mad Queen been scared shitless.
  • Tywin Lannister's first thought of hearing of Arya's ascension was something along the lines of "Whoopty-fucking-shit." Then he found out that the cup-bearer that he found in Harrenhal was in fact Ned Stark's daughter, thus making Arya the second Stark to fool him, her father being the first in keeping Lyanna's secret. Interestingly enough, Arya is immune to Tywin's evil eye, which is known to make even Cersei bow to his will.
    • Even more interesting is that Tywin Lannister laughed upon finding out that the cup-bearer is now in the employ of his youngest son. He anticipates the day in which he and Arya will settle old scores and pay one's debts. Arya, for her part, realizes that while her family was not entirely blameless in this whole mess, Tywin is needed to stabilize the realm (and to keep Cersei in check).
    • Another reality is that Arya is betrothed to the trueborn son of Robert and Cersei. Tywin himself has taken it upon himself to mentor Arya in the game of thrones following Littlefinger exposing her identity.
  • Given all that she has been through, Arya was not suprised to see Death at her doorstep. Like Havik, Death seeks to recruit Arya to its ranks. "Not today," Arya replies, invoking the words of Syrio Forel, her late 'dancing master.' "Not today."
  • Aside from Havik, Arya has been scouted by Ezio Auditore, due to her assassinating Walder Frey and his sons. Arya is more drawn to Ezio, due to the fact that he too, lost his family to treachery. In order to survive in the Pantheon, Arya is considering Ezio's offer to become his student, much to the chagrin of her parents.
    Jaqen H'gar: Finally, a girl is No One.
    Arya: A girl is Arya Stark of Winterfell. And I'm going home.

    Otani Yoshitsugu 
Otani Yoshitsugu, God of Misery (Gyobu, Swamp Butterfly, Sky Watcher)
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  • Lesser God
  • Symbol: The Otani crest
  • Theme Song: Time to Suffer
  • Alignment: Neutral Evil
  • Portfolio: Mystic Strategists, Feigned Courtesy, Severe Leprosy, Floating Attack Beads, Darkness, Corruptive Friendship, A Desire to Spread Misery, Never Speaking the Truth.
  • Domains: Strategy, Misery, Suffering, Warfare.
  • Allies: Ishida Mitsunari, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, Palpatine.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork with: Mori Motonari, Oda Nobunaga.
  • Enemies: Tokugawa Ieyasu, Honda Tadakatsu, Cosmos, Yotsuba Koiwia, Monkey D Luffy.
  • The first to greet Yoshitsugu upon his arrival was none other than Mitsunari, who simply commanded they return to business as usual. To his own part, Yoshitsugu simply smiled and followed behind.
  • Received his title for the fact that he welcomes great and terrible misery onto himself as he does all others, willing to burn alongside the world. ...except Mitsunari.
  • Has proven unaffected by The Stare, citing his ability to look Oichi in the eyes considering her state. However, he is very vulnerable against Ghost Rider's Penance Stare, so Yoshitsugu usually avoids him.
  • There is a debate between the Houses of Magic and Technology over the nature of his palanquin. Considering the likes of Tadakatsu, whether there is circuitry or not behind the wood has been a hot button. Yoshitsugu has remained tight lipped on the subject.
  • When he discovered that Motonari resided in the House of War, a great deal of scheming began. It is very much like a chess match between the two, and almost all of the pawns were ready and waiting on their board.
  • While Eren Yeager is hostile to everyone within the house, Yoshitsugu has been very polite to the young boy and striking up conversations. Eavesdroppers have noted that when Eren humors Gyobu, the conversation often bleeds into the Titans or his mother from his home world. Many realize that Yoshitsugu is intentionally stoking Eren's anger to one end or another, likely intending to turn him into something of an attack dog similar to Mitsunari.
  • Yoshitsugu was just about the only deity that didn't have information about Fortinbras. A lot of Toyotomi loyalists feared that with attitude like his, he'd end up making a deal with Fortinbras to bring further suffering to the world and he looks like he's just about to do so. But in the last moments, Yoshitsugu sent as many deadly orbs as possible right on Fortinbras' face, saying that he doesn't need such deals for his own brand of misery, and when asked if he was just fearing Hideyoshi's ultimatum, Yoshitsugu denied, he was already planning to refuse before the order was given, he just feels like toying the others and Fortinbras around.
  • "Those above and those below have all become one with my pain. The whole world shall wallow in Misery!" - The Book of Toyotomi 7:23
  • However, he's met his other Koei-portrayal a la Samurai Warriors. The two however, have had some exchanges; saihai-wielding Yoshitsugu understands the telekinetic-Yoshitsugu's pain and need to inflict as much of it as possible, but he points out that he too would never harm Mitsunari due to his friendship with him being as strong as his. Telekinetic-Yoshitsugu is baffled, while saihai-Yoshitsugu sees right through him. Telekinetic-Yoshitsugu is also annoyed at the saihai-wielder's fit movements, but he feels as though he's hiding his illness a lot more cleverly; needless to say, he's ready for the day to strike at that saihai-wielder's weakpoint.
    • One of the first starting weakpoints for him was to strike at the fan-wielding Mitsunari. However, Yoshitsugu feels rather odd whenever he tries to do anything to him, but is nonetheless a lot angrier that he's less likely to give into his hate compared to the katana-Mitsunari he knows. The folding fan-Mitsunari states he feels Yoshitsugu in reality is never that kind of person, and the saihai-wielding Yoshitsugu outright threatens the telekinetic-Gyobu to back off, or else. Koei-Yoshitsugu has also at times nearly convinced Capcom-Yoshitsugu that he is a ghost and he's here to haunt him; the latter portrayal was not pleased.

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Demigods

    Gerald Robotnik 
Gerald Robotnik, God of Declaring Hatred With His Last Breath
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The Professor right before his execution
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    Goblin Slayer 

Goblin Slayer, God of Genocide Against The Evil (Orcbolg, Beard Cutter, The Frontier's Kindest, JonTron)

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  • Demigod
  • Symbol: His helmet, stained with goblin blood.
  • Theme Song: Rightfully, Goblin Slayer
  • Alignment: Easily misconstrued as Chaotic Good or True Neutral, but is actually an overzealous brand of Lawful Good
  • Domains: Hatred, Anger, Slaughter, Determination, Goblin-Slaying
  • Portfolio: Justified Goblin Genocide, Only Goes By "Goblin Slayer", Skill Over Strength, Good For Killing Goblins but Otherwise Middling In A Fight, Heroes Prefer Swords, Boring, but Practical, Never Takes His Armor Off, Sociopathic Hero who Becomes More Sociable Over Time, Immune to Fate
  • Heralds: Priestess, Cow Girl
  • Allies: The Doom Slayer, White Mage, Ophilia Clement, Aerith Gainsborough, Shadow the Hedgehog, The Doctor, Hoss Delgado, Celica A. Mercury, Ragna the Bloodedge, Lance (Epic Battle Fantasy), The God-Emperor of Mankind
  • Opposes: The Green Goblin, SKYNET, Doctor Boom, Khazrak & Gorthor
  • Opposed By: The House of Prophecy and Fate (sans the Hall of Opposing Fate)
  • Enemies: Skarsnik, Jareth, The Overlords
  • Agrees to Disagree with: Rimuru Tempest
  • Conflicting Opinion On: Eren Yaeger, Goku and Vegeta
  • Avoids: Grimgor Ironhide
  • Pities: Velvet Crowe
  • Interested In: Ainz Ooal Gown
  • Indifferent Towards: Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson
  • One day, a man lost everything to the vile creatures known as goblins, who thrive on horrific acts of murder and rape. As they attacked his village, he was unfortunately the Sole Survivor. Undergoing Training from Hell, he rose up as a new man - one with a burning vengeance targeted at all the goblins in the world. He was christened as the Goblin Slayer, the man who swore to "be like a goblin to the goblins".
  • Goblin Slayer's ascension to the Pantheon was nearly unsuccessful, entirely because he couldn't care less about being the God of anything. After all, he had other, more important things to do elsewhere. He was persuaded to come along, however, after learning of the wide variety of goblins in the Pantheon - a man going by the title of Goblin King, and even a Goblin God. It didn't take him long after that to deem the Pantheon as needing his assistance even more than his home world was, and thus he consented to his ascension.
  • One of his first and most well-known friendships is with the Doom Slayer. Names/titles aside, the two are notorious for being very similar to one another, as both are single-minded slayers of a specific type of monster, which they despise with a passion. The main difference is that Goblin Slayer is much less openly gung-ho about his distaste for goblins compared to Doom Slayer and demons, but even so, the two are quite well-versed in the art of killing. They see each other as allies of sorts, though moreso on Doom Slayer's end than Goblin Slayer's.
  • For similar reasons, he has become good friends with Shadow the Hedgehog and The Doctor, both of whom are also responsible for guiltless genocide of an Always Chaotic Evil race. Similarly, Hoss Delgado is someone he sees himself in, for their "knowledge" that each and every one of their targets is evil, simply for being what they are - though Goblin Slayer is right more often than not, Hoss often tends to target ordinary monsters as well as the evil ones. Goblin Slayer understands this, and says that just like him, Hoss cannot afford to take such chances.
  • He has nothing but the utmost sympathy for Velvet Crowe, someone who went through similar experiences to him, but came out arguably much worse. That the act was carried out by her fellow man makes things all the worse in his eyes. He wishes her all the best for her life moving onwards.
  • His experiences in his home world have caused him to gravitate towards some of the White Mages in the pantheon, as they remind him of his friend, Priestess. This led to him making friends with Aerith Gainsborough, who in turn is reminded of Cloud. Goblin Slayer is a tad surprised by how foul-mouthed she can be, but isn't all that affected by it. Besides, she seems so much more competent than his friend, with no set limit on how many spells she can cast a day. He has also been getting along with Ophilia Clement, an even more powerful White Mage, armed with powerful light magic as well as the usual healing. She finds him to be rather similar to Therion, a comparison that confuses and annoys the latter.
  • While wandering through the Hall of Giants and Smallfolk on his usual hunt for goblins, he came across Celica A. Mercury, who seemed to have no idea where she was. Recognising her as fitting the exact criteria for "easy goblin prey", he took it upon himself to help her back to safety, and even guided her back to where she was trying to go. Since then, the two have managed to establish something of a friendship, with Goblin Slayer helping her on multiple occasions after this. It was through this that he met Ragna the Bloodedge, though these two didn't get along so swimmingly. Goblin Slayer's similarities to Hakumen did not help, though Ragna at least appreciates him helping Celica out.
  • Realising that most of the goblins in the pantheons are so much more powerful and higher-ranked than him, he realises that rushing in recklessly will not be in any way a valid situation. Currently, he is working on an elaborate strategy to eliminate Skarsnik from the Pantheon. Only time will tell if it works, and should it, he will move on to Jareth, cognizant of the fact that despite their titles, Jareth is actually the more powerful of the two, and that Skarsnik is the representative of all goblins in the Pantheon.
    • Skarsnik hates him, too. Throughout his time in the Pantheon, Goblin Slayer has dealt too heavy a blow to his goblin underlings. The two share an intense mutual enmity, and are plotting against one another to remove the other one once and for all.
    • He steers clear of Grimgor Ironhide, though. While Grimgor has goblins working under him, he primarily governs the Orcs, which Goblin Slayer knows from experience that he cannot defeat on his own without some seriously impressive tricks up his sleeve.
  • He does not like the Green Goblin one bit. The idea of a fellow human willingly associating with...them, is quite disgusting to him, as is the fact that he willingly does evil. Norman Osborne, for his part, reciprocates this sentiment, and Goblin Slayer has found that Norman's status as being more or less human means that there's nothing stopping him from just running him through with a sword when he least expects it.
  • "Fear" is by no means the right word, but Goblin Slayer is very worried as to what Doctor Boom is capable of. He is a goblin, yes, but more importantly, he's an intelligent goblin. Knowing that this goblin is a Gadgeteer Genius means he feels he must plan extra carefully as he gathers knowledge on him.
  • He has been keeping a close eye on the goblins of Warcraft for obvious reasons, and what he has found is rather surprising. Those goblins, unlike the vast majority of goblins in the Pantheon, appear to lack any inherent malicious intent. They tended to be more concerned with their science antics. Of course, for reasons already detailed, he views them as highly dangerous, and aims to exterminate them all the same.
  • He does not like Khazrak & Gorthor one bit, because the trope they represent happens to apply to the creatures he loves slaying so much. This has put them on his hit-list, though because they are not actual goblins, defeating them is more of an afterthought than anything.
  • As someone who keeps goblins in his employ, Goblin Slayer has taken a passing interest in Ainz Ooal Gown. He understands the lich is too powerful for him to take on, but he is specifically interested in the Great Tomb of Nazarick. He wants to explore the tomb, as he feels there might be too many goblins inside, and he can't wait to take care of that little problem.
  • He has an ally in Lance, from the Epic Battle Fantasy party. Like him, Lance is an adventurer who is willing to forgo any personal qualms for the sake of doing what needs to be done. Goblin Slayer is particularly interested in Lance's vast repertoire of weaponry, like his BFGs and nukes, feeling that they could be phenomenal anti-goblin weaponry, though if he were to use them, he may have to try and limit the collateral damage as much as possible.
  • He is one of the biggest thorns in the sides of the Overlords, as while he has yet to do anything directly to them, their minions have been decreasing in number rather dramatically ever since he arrived. This is no coincidence, and everyone knows that. Said minions are not goblins exactly, but they are similar enough for Goblin Slayer to decide that they need to go, preferably as quickly as possible. Thus, he has a target painted on his back, but despite this, he still aims to rip and tear until it is done.
  • The God-Emperor of Mankind smiles upon Goblin Slayer, knowing of his deeds and goals. He admires his willingness to take extreme courses of action for the greater good, and even more so his dedication to killing goblins, despite them being rank-and-file Mooks as far as everything else is concerned; the fact that he is taking care of the small fry that everyone else ignores in favour of the more imposing targets like demons is what he likes about him.
  • It is theorised that he runs a YouTube channel on the side, under the alias of JonTron. It has been noted that even in this persona, his seething hatred of goblins shines through, and he has made it known what his stance on the creatures is. Goblin Slayer, for his part, ignores the rumors, too apathetic to confirm or deny them.
  • He fully disapproves of anyone aiming to Kill All Humans, such as SKYNET, who he shares a house with, and while he knows there is not a lot he can do about these schemes, he will give his verbal approval of anyone who can. He is, unfortunately, too busy with his Guilt-Free Extermination War to actually help these people, however.
    • Upon meeting Eren Yaeger and learning of his plans, Goblin Slayer wasn't sure what to make of him. He recognises that Eren's plans are genocidal in nature, but also learned what drove him to be like this. Overall, he pities him, but is well aware that what he is doing is wrong.
  • Goblin Slayer has a rather hardliner stance surrounding goblins; he has gone on record as saying "The only good goblin is a dead goblin!". While anyone who has seen his home world would doubtlessly agree, or at least see where he is coming from, Rimuru Tempest is one who takes umbrage with this viewpoint, as he has had experiences with many good goblins in his world. Upon learning of this, Goblin Slayer told Rimuru his tale, and showed him what his world's goblins were like. Rimuru found them to be so starkly different from the goblins he is used to seeing that he couldn't do much more than Agree to Disagree with him. Overall, he sees where Goblin Slayer is coming from, and has agreed to help Goblin Slayer kill his world's goblins should they ever ascend to the Pantheon, but for everyone's safety, Goblin Slayer has been banned from visiting the Jura Tempest Federation. Given how powerful the slime and Demon Lord is, Goblin Slayer accepts, albeit begrudgingly, that for now, Rimuru can keep "his goblins" in line.
  • As the sole good members of an Always Chaotic Evil race, the likes of Goku and Vegeta are very confusing to him. He doesn't know what did it, but their ability to overcome their base instincts and fight for good is impressive to him. He would monitor them, but they are so much more powerful than him that he's content to just check on them every now and then
  • He is well aware of the existence of Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson, and the influence they have had on his Dungeons & Dragons-inspired world, but overall, he doesn't really care for them. As is frequently acknowledged, he doesn't let anyone roll the dice for him, and the gods and fate have no hold over him. Why should these two be the exception? This has made him a point of contention within the House of Prophecy and Fate, as even the most powerful deities there cannot control or predict his next actions. Conversely, he is considered an honorary member of the Hall of Opposing Fate, who welcome him for being like them.
  • Can also be found in Ruin and Destruction.

"I won't save the world. I just kill goblins."


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