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    Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier 
James Buchanan "Bucky" Barnes, the God Redesigned for the Modern Times (The Winter Soldier, Captain America, The Man on the Wall, Canary, W.S., Jim Barnes, the White Wolf)
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  • Theme Song: Steadfast, The Causeway, The Winter Soldier in long battle
  • Lesser God
  • Symbol: His Domino Mask or his metal arm
  • Alighnment: Neutral Good, formerly Lawful Good; Lawful Evil as the Winter Soldier
  • Portfolio: Cap's former sidekick, atoning for his actions as the Winter Soldier, gains a metal arm made by the Russians, inconsistent memories, either through cryostasis or certain keywords, working great with Cap, wants to make up for his wrongs and has doubts on the mantle of justice, less dignified fighter, mysterious hitman by the Soviets or HYDRA, highly modified soldier, masterful skillshot, similar skillset as Cap, hidden as his Winter Soldier identity, developed as a weapon by the Soviets but regains his memories and emotions
  • Domain: Assasins, Anti-Heroes, Mercenaries, Metal Arms, Soldiers, Amnesiac Memories
  • Allies:
  • Vitriolic Best Buds with: Namor, the Sub-Mariner
  • Annoyed with: Rocket Racoon
  • Commonality Connection with: the Iron Giant
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork with: Frank Castle/The Punisher
  • Avoids: Tony Stark/Iron Man
  • Enemies: Johann Schmidt/Red Skull, HYDRA, Thanos, Reaper, Yuri, Gauron, Nikita Dragovich, Vladimir Makarov, Zoran Lazarevic
  • Odd Friendship: Asuka Tenjoin
  • Pities: Widowmaker, Jack Ryan
  • In the 1940s, when Steve Rogers was beginning his heroic profession as Captain America, one certain camp mascot at that time where he resided was forced to be his sidekick during the war. That sidekick was James Buchanan Barnes, also known as Bucky. When Cap disarmed a bomb that was heading to the US and dropped into the icy waters only to be retrieved by the Avengers, Bucky's fate did not end well. Thought to be dead after the explosion, his death haunted Cap for years on end, until a certain author who saw his short-lived story saw it as a joke and revised him completely. Now his past story was that he was a 17-year-old highly-trained commando who was tasked with assassinations and missions that even the heroes would consider to be immoral, especially under Captain America, the hero he was assigned to as his sidekick. Still, his past would be altered more. Remember that explosion that resulted to his "death"? Well it turns out that he survived, albeit lost his left arm and his memories, but was taken in by the Russians and remolded into an assassin under Soviet command. Donning the legendary moniker of The Winter Soldier, he would use his assassination instinct and skills to bring terrorism under US soil, and would become one of Steve's most known adversaries, that was until he regained his memories and started atoning for most of his sins. Now he remains one of the Avengers' allies, although an untrusted one at that.
  • His ascension finally brought Steve with mutual respect, given their war history together. Cap is also one of the few who still trusts him even after all the conflicts they have gone through while his time as the Winter Soldier, so much so that the Captain America title was given to Bucky after the former's death, though Cap decided to take back the helm after returning.
    • Many deities have noticed that when it comes to Bucky, Steve would do absolutely anything for him. No matter what. While there are some who see this as a result of their mutual friendship, others see it otherwise. Some people also have noticed that Steve has become selfish when it comes to anything related to him, solidifying the undying allegiance with him despite all the damages done.
  • Some portion of the Avengers have forgiven his actions, even if the actions in question are very horrible, as Bucky is almost always atoning for all the sins he has caused. Black Widow remembered who he was considering the number of times she was forced to forget about him due to her status as an Avenger. Now that he's here, both of them can continue dating as her memories of him are regained. Hawkeye on the other hand knew him by Cap since he was persuaded that he voluntarily did nothing wrong, and the same can be said for Wanda Maximoff, who also fought alongside Hawkeye when an Avenger Civil War took place.
    • Out of all the heroes however, he cannot be more grateful towards T'Challa as it was him who helped in his redemption. Even after going against him, he understood Bucky as a person and knew that he wasn't the criminal he was touted to be, although his skills from such did remain. This also lead him to be in cryostasis once more and was renamed by Wakandan citizens as The White Wolf.
    • A few days into his ascension, two other unlikely heroes paid a visit to Bucky's temple; one being a teammate of his in The Invaders, the Human Torch, and another who being a friend and fighter from his World War II days who he constantly snarks at, that being Namor. The two commended James' efforts with Johnny calling him the odd one out of the group and Namor has taken a small piece of gratitude for him.
    • His welcome was however short-lived when he took a small visit from Nick Fury, who gave him a new arm as a welcoming gift. He says it's a small "token of appreciation" for being Captain America when Steve was dead and for doing S.H.I.E.L.D a favor back then despite his status as the Winter Soldier. As the Spymaster of the Pantheon, he will still watch him over in case he goes back to his Winter Soldier mindset.
  • While Steve Rogers had the chance to punch Hitler, Bucky actually killed the dictator and the Red Skull. Most are skeptical of these events. He did however lose the original arm, but was replaced with one developed by SHIELD, which has an EMP gadget and enhanced throwing abilities or a Vibranium made arm from Wakanda after years of cryostasis. Considering his ascension, he was brought in with the original look, but is free to switch to whatever style suits him best.
    • This also lead to a bout with Rocket Racoon, who has been trying to steal his metal arm, especially his Vibranium made version. He tried stealing it, then bribing him with as much as a hundred thousand credits, even resorted to trading it with his weapons, but ultimately none of his attempts worked out.
    Rocket: Oh I'll get one someday.
  • Bucky's ascension unfortunately led to a lot of criticism from many deities, claiming that the damages he has done outweighs his heroic redemption. One person in particular who saw him in anger was Tony Stark as the later has been trying to hunt him down the moment news came in on his presence. When asked as to why Stark has such hatred against him, he responded with this:
    Tony: I don't care. He killed my mother.
    • The Punisher has also joined in this statement, and has even personally hunted him numerous times. Even with all the reasoning he has, Frank doesn't care and kept blasting against him until a ceasefire by Nick Fury called both of them out. Now the two are working with each other (with rather untrusting results) in most operations in and out of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  • Despite all the crimes he has done, some people have taken his redemption sincerely and some have outright forgiven him. Superman was among those to welcome him back as a hero and despite his conditional memories, he still sees good in him and has trusted Cap to take care of Bucky whenever something goes wrong with him. Cap responded well and sees this as a guardian aspect, though Superman has also taken the back seat and oversees his condition from time to time.
  • Funnily enough, there was a rule in the world of Comic Books that stated "Nobody stays dead in Comic Books except Jason Todd, Bucky Barnes and Ben Parker". This rule was furthermore reinforced upon his meeting with his DC Counterpart, Jason Todd, who almost everyone can see his similarities to, with their roles as sidekicks then turned weapons/villains and either being dead or faking their deaths. Now that the two are in the Pantheon, the rule can pretty much be only Ben Parker.
  • Oddly enough, the name "Bucky" threw confusion onto Asuka Tenjoin, thinking that it was her brother who shares the same name with him. She was disappointed (and terrified) to hear it was a brainwashed assassin of all Buckys to ascend, though she did sympathize with him due to experiencing the same ordeal. Well, in technicality it was her daughter who was brainwashed, not her.
  • Nathan has felt cold chills whenever he's near the Winter Soldier, with many people pointing out numerous similarities from the military expertise to their metallic arms. Willing to challenge him, they duked it out in a one-on-one fight, with Spencer nearly winning, until Bucky decided to just whip out a pistol to finish the match. Even after the fight, Spencer still respected him, especially when Cap told him of Bucky's situation and how he's slowly working towards a heroic path.
  • Being a victim of brainwashing, he pities anyone else who has become a victim of such methods, and chief among them was the sniper of Talon, Widowmaker. However, her reaction to this was without sympathy since she is very dedicated to her job as a Talon agent and moreso, has little to no chance of coming back, which was signified when she killed her husband in cold blood. His perception of her has still been pitiful, albeit that he will kill her if she dares to take the first shot. As for her, she remarks seeing him back as the villainous Winter Soldier.
    • Jack Ryan was also pitied by him the moment he read his bio and all the events that slowly transpired in the city of Rapture. What hit him the most was his brainwashed condition and that compared to others like him, Alex, Tommy and the like, Jack's brainwashing might have permanently changed him forever, and not for the good.
  • Alex Mason, Tommy Oliver and even Ellen Kurokawa understand his pain for being brainwashed to the side of villainy before shifting back to good thanks to one of their own compatriots. Mason moreso as one thing that he and Alex share is that their brainwashing protocols still remain in their heads and when activated, almost cost them their lives, with Bucky causing unrest to the world and the leadership of the Avengers and on Alex's side being that he may have killed the President of the United States.
    • Other people started pitying him as well despite knowing his actions. Bladewolf saw him as another compatriot similar to Raiden, mechanically engineered to be a weapon and partially brainwashed. Chase and Tommy Oliver also follow his atonement, and sometimes Chase can be seen with Bucky in times of forgiveness. Cammy White also helps Bucky in regards to continuing his path as a hero as she has experience with his pain after all the events that have happened with her and her former organization Shadaloo. Jill can also vouch in that regard after she was taken by Wesker and brainwashed shortly before being rescued. To say that many people understood Bucky would be an understatement.
  • Sometimes he is seen clinging to his sniper rifle, probably for defensive and surgical removal reasons, but mostly the former as well as his proficiency with it. Lockon has taken a liking of him and sees his revenge as reasonable. They'll sometimes be seen within the shooting galleries firing while having some drinks.
  • After all the brainwashing and damages both HYDRA and the Soviets have done to him, he has become wary to anyone connected with HYDRA. This explains why he has immense hatred for Red Skull, so much that when donning the Captain America helm, he said it's best to kill the Red Skull by shooting him in the head over capturing him. Though he did get better and eventually got used to the whole heroes-capture-villains job.
    • This wasn't limited to HYDRA though, as other notorious Russians knew of his existence. Yuri and Nikita Dragovich are especially known for their mind control tendencies. Dragovich in particular is hated more due to the fact that his brainwashing of Alex Mason brings him memories of his time under the Soviets as a sleeper agent. Thankfully, despite going through the same trials, both him and Alex also got better eventually.
    • And later on, terrorists have taken notes of his ascension, with Reaper talking out about his recruitment. Considering what happened with Widowmaker and the questionable actions Talon's agents have been up to, he has laid his eyes and his weapons on Reaper should he try to approach him again.
  • Has been seen making small talk with Soldier: 76 about their fates as soldiers. As far as their actions go, Jack has seen Bucky's ruthless actions, even before he became the infamous Winter Soldier, seeing it as similar to how he was condemned on Overwatch for breaking protocols. On the other hand, the latter sees Morrison as a fallen version of Steve Rogers or a more cynical version of himself. If he falls, he'll be glad to support him.
  • Being in the hands of the Soviets led him to being a weaponized asset. His functions were akin to a sniper rifle, surgically removing targets that would seem problematic for HYDRA and the Soviets (depending on the interpretation). Him discarding that and slowly upholding the heroic mantle (he is still considered an Anti-Hero rather than a full-fledged good guy) was given props by the Iron Giant, who was happy to see a human almost similar to him, though the Giant has attacked Bucky out of the arm, considering that it was a weapon. The former has slowly warmed up though.
    • Suzaku also saw something similar between the two of them, except without the pleading for death aspect. That said, he can understand why Bucky would feel frustrated after his problematic memories. Of course if they get triggered that is.
    • In essence of sentient weapons, one hitman did not like his reputation and that would by the psychotic hitman Gauron. He even says that Bucky doesn't deserve the dangerous moniker of the Winter Soldier for switching to the side of good, even though he himself reverted to that identity after numerous occasions. To this day, he still despises him and will drag his body back to HYDRA just to shut him up.
  • One would ask why he would place Thanos as an enemy when he's just a super soldier and not a cosmic being. Well, that's because he was able to meet and tried to fend off Thanos in one alternate timeline and as a result, was one of the first to get snapped by the Infinity Gauntlet.
  • Due to his dangerous nature, he's more often active in his temple where he atones for most of his actions. If he's not there, he'll be present in the House of Faith, where people are more willing to give him penance for his actions.
  • Wiz and Boomstick have discovered a timeline in which SHIELD sent Bucky to kill the Red Hood and he tracked Jason down to a vacated restaurant. Bucky won, due to his greater strength, experience, and durability, and ended up crushing Jason's skull with his mechanical arm. Needless to say, Bucky's pretty disturbed by that timeline, and prefers to be on friendly terms with the Red Hood.
  • "Who the hell is Bucky?"
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    Grimm (American McGee
Grimm, God of Grimmification (Dark Man, The Bad Man, Dirty Man)
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  • Rank: Lesser God
  • Symbol: His smiling face on a coin
  • Theme Song: The Hearse Song, but sung by himself
  • Alignment: Chaotic Evil
  • Portfolio: The Corrupter, Crapsack World, Evil Brit, Walking Wasteland, Groun-Erm, Butt Stomping, Abusing absolutely ANYONE, The Pigpen, Spoof Aesop, Sophisticated as Hell, Villain Protagonist
  • Domains: Grimmification and mean spirited morals
  • Herald: The Master Thief
  • Followers: Kaori Yuki, A large amount of Red Riding Hoods, American McGee himself!
  • Allies: The Cryptkeeper, Rod Serling, and R.L. Stein, Herr Drosselmeyer
  • Rivals: Discord, Chrysalis
  • Enemies: Many of them, pretty much everyone unlisted in his profile, but ESPECIALLY those who believe in the forces of good and love
  • Friendly Rivalry: Wario
  • Friendly Enemy: Alice Liddell and, oddly enough, Fa Mulan
  • Respects: The Grim Reaper or any personification of death (with exception of Light Yagami)
  • Opposed by/Opposes: Almost anyone working under the Disney Banner, Sora, Roxas
  • Conflicting Opinion: Grimm DESPISES weddings, as well as luck and bowdlerization
  • High Priest: Gregory Maguire
  • Grimm ascended upon conquering both the world of fairy tales and comic books, tearing genres asunder to the horrified reactions of those within. When first ascending, he did a number of things such as turning Superman into a villain, giving Maleficent even more power, and wilting all the flowers in the gardens. Thankfully, it was determined that Grimm's abilities only worked on those from print and its various forms, allowing him to be quickly dispatched.
    • Many fear what would happen if Grimm were to gain his powers over other forms of media, but the likelihood of this has been determined to be "stunningly low" by the most intelligent of the pantheon.
  • Grimm is not allowed near children. Ever.
  • Grimm and Wario often compete at... being gross. It's a sight to behold, assuming you have a bucket nearby.
  • With so many enemies many wonder how he ascended in the first place. Many are quick to point to the house of villainy, but oddly enough, Grimm seems to prefer heroes to win over the villains, but only if they do it without dumb luck or cop-out powers.
    • Others say the gods of his world just plumb got sick of him meddling with things and tossed him to another multiverse.
  • Grimm hates weddings, but loves ruining them.
  • Grimm has an unusual relationship with Alice. On one hand, Liddell and him get along fine due to their similarities in tone and understandings of the world. On the other, Kingsleigh represents everything he HATES in modern storytelling and he will go out of his way to turn her to his preferred version of her should their paths cross.
  • Despite his preference to harm children, Grimm avoids Billy and Mandy due to A. There being nothing to corrupt and B. They just plain scare him.
  • Rumor has it Grimm also has a way to turn good, as well as more cutesy.
  • Grimm has attempted to find a way into the World of Remnant, after all Fairy Tales ARE his domain. Whether he has been there before has yet to be determined.
  • Grimm has found interest in his corrupted of Fa Mulan, finding her tale of destroying the Huns and outsmarting all the men of China rather attractive, much to the conventional version of Mulan's disgust.
  • There are many, many, many Grimms, try not to get him confused any of them. ESPECIALLY The Brothers Grimm, who he blames for the Bowdlerisation of Fairy Tales.
  • Gods are advised if they ever spot Grimm trying to corrupt something to throw any form of liquid at him (anything, even vomit, will do). He can't stand it.

    Kirito and Asuna (Abridged
Kazuto Kirigaya and Asuna Yuuki (Abridged), Dual Deities of Canon Improvement (Kazuto: Kirito, "Kurt", xVx_K1r1t0_xVx_KillMe, xHeroOfAincradx. Asuna: Asuna, "Ass", Titania)
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Don't ask.
  • Lesser Deities (Quasideities in their real life forms)
  • Symbol: Asuna's face with cat whiskers drawn on it
  • Theme Music:
  • Alignment: Neutral Jerkass (Trying to be Chaotic Good)
  • Portfolio:
  • Domains: Gamers, Virtual Reality, Parody, Douchebaggery
  • Allies: Yui, Sora and Shiro, Rodin (Kirito Only), The Yandere Squad (Asuna Only)
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork with: Kei Shirogane/Shiroe, Shizuka Hanekura/Akatsuki
  • Enemies: Nobuyuki Sugou, Mordecai Heller (Kirito Only)
  • Complicated Relationship: The Canon Cast of Sword Art Online
  • Annoyed By: The Narrator (Kirito Only), Nappa (Kirito Only)
  • 20 Minutes into the Future, there exists a game known as "Sword Art Online", a Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game based in Virtual Reality where players have to make their way to the top of Castle Aincrad in order to beat the game. Unfortunately, due to the machinations of a game developer known as Kayaba Akihiko, 10,000 players have found themselves trapped within the game until they reach the 100th floor, and should they die in the game, they die in real life as well. One of those trapped players turned out to be Kazuto "Kirito" Kirigaya, who, having lived their life as an antisocial nobody, found himself as a god amongst men within the virtual world of Aincrad. Together with Asuna, a fellow player who matches Kirito in terms of skills and sociopathy, the two hope to ascend the castle's floors in order to escape to the real world... preferably without killing each other first.
  • Their interactions with their canon counterparts have been... complicated.
    • Abridged Kirito and Asuna's first encounter with Canon Kirito and Asuna didn't exactly end well. While it started off hopeful with the four sitting down for a friendly chat to discuss their differences, it ended with Canon Asuna pulling on Abridged Asuna's hair whilst calling her a bitch repeatedly as Abridged Kirito attempted to disembowel Canon Kirito in the hopes that he can turn Canon Kirito's body into a makeshift meat toboggan. Thankfully, the four were broken up and a resolution was reached: namely, Abridged Kirito and Asuna are not allowed within fifty feet of their canon versions and vice versa. Whomever violates either sides' perimeters will have the cops called on them.
      • Although their relationship with their canon versions is rocky at best and violent at worst, Abridged Kirito and Asuna do share their canon counterparts love for their adopted daughter, Yui. To the point where Abridged Kirito and Asuna are engaged in a legal battle with Canon Kirito and Asuna over who gets custody of Yui. Nobody knows who exactly will emerge victorious, but they do know that Yui is receiving so many presents from both sets of parents in an attempt to win her over to their respective sides.
    • Their relationship with the rest of the canon cast has not fared much better. While Canon Sinon and Canon Yuuki consider the two to be irritating jackasses, Canon Suguha has tried to maintain an alliance with the pair. Abridged Kirito and Asuna were even initially willing to befriend Canon Suguha, especially since she doesn't beat the everloving crap out Kirito like her abridged counterpart... only to learn that Canon Suguha is in love with Kirito. For the next few weeks, Abridged Kirito and Asuna were physically incapable of making an expression that didn't involve a dropped jaw and shrunken irises.
    • All of this said, the abridged pair and the canon cast has agreed to put aside their differences whenever it comes to dealing with Canon Nobuyuki, who is overjoyed that there are now two Asunas for him to play around with.
  • The two have obtained a somewhat shaky alliance with the likes of Sora and Shiro, who themselves live in a world where violence was outlawed and disputes were settled with games. Asuna wondered what kind of pathetic loser would want to live in a world like that only to find out that her husband was outside their temple, demanding that he be let into the world of Disboard.
    • The two have an even shakier alliance with Shiroe and Akatsuki, whom, being allies of the original Kirito and Asuna, consider the pair to be absolute pain to be around. The feeling is mutual on the couple's end, especially since Shiroe helping Akatsuki out with her avatar situation has made Asuna self-conscious of the fact that Kirito left her to her own devices rather than help her open a menu, which has led to many arguments about who actually gets custody of Kirito's Badass Longcoat.
  • It did not take long for Kirito to reopen the "Kirito is Always Right" foundation, and soon enough, this advertisement was airing on every single television screen within the pantheon. So far, the "Kirito is Always Right" foundation has attracted little to no potential investors, but it did once convince Ed to donate all of the Ed-boys' jawbreaker money to the cause. Eddy's screams of anger were heard from across the pantheon on that day.
  • Asuna has inadvertently gained the approval of the GUAC Yandere Squad after she burned down Lisbeth's shop when she thought Lisbeth was "flirting" with Kirito. The members didn't even hold it against her when Asuna burned down each of their respective temples when she heard rumors that they were also "flirting" with Kirito, noting that they would have done the same thing if they were in her place.
  • Convinced that Mordecai Heller is secretly aligned with Don Fluffles, a cat that somehow learned how to play Sword Art Online and founded a mafia inside it, Kirito immediately stormed out to Mordecai's temple, planted his sword in the ground, and swore that he would spend every waking hour of his time opposing whatever evil schemes Mordecai plans to inflict upon the pantheon in the name of Sachi. Mordecai, having hailed from a decade where the concept of video games didn't even exist, had absolutely no idea what Kirito was even talking about.
  • Kirito can often be seen heading into the Gates of Hell to buy weapons from Rodin. While some believe that Kirito frequents the bar because Rodin reminds him of his friend Tiffany, the truth is that Kirito frequents the bar because unlike Tiffany, Rodin won't try to sell him broken equipment. It has gotten to the point where Kirito has dubbed Rodin as "the cooler Tiffany".
    • Rodin, for the most part, doesn't seem to mind Kirito. Asuna, however...
    Asuna: Heeey, R-dawg. What is up in dis... hizouse?
  • Kirito would be lying if he said he wasn't at least mildly interested when he heard that there was another deity within the pantheon that takes after their abridged characterization more than their actual canon characterization. His interest quickly transformed into a fusion of disappointment and horror when he realized that the deity happened to be the exceedingly stupid Nappa, whose childish antics proved to be too much for Kirito to handle:
    Kirito: [Groans slightly while blood trickles down their nose]
    Nappa: You ok Kirito?
    Kirito: Yes, just... just an aneurysm out of sheer stupidity.
    Nappa: Wow... didn't think you were that stupid Kirito.
    Kirito: [Screams]
  • During a stroll in the Pantheon, Kirito ended up encountering The Narrator, who tried to guide Kirito like he does with Stanley and others. The results were predictable:
    Narrator: Kirito was trapped in a game of life or death, where the participant either lived or died.
    Kirito: Oh, WOW. What brilliant insight. It's so deep it loops right back around to being stupid.
    Narrator: Kirito ranted at nothing in particular before it slowly dawned on him how alone he truly was.
    Kirito: Wait, what was that?
    Narrator: Kirito asked the sky, like a preacher to his silent gods.
    Kirito: What gods? What are you talking about?! It's all bullshit metaphors with you.
    Narrator: Kirito was fat and ugly, and really really stupid. He probably only got his position in the Pantheon through some sort of family connection, that's how stupid he is. That, or with drug money. Also, Kirito is addicted to drugs and hookers.
    Kirito: Narrator off.
    Narrator: YOU CAN SILENCE ME BUT YOU CANT SILENCE THE TRU- [shuts off]
    Kirito: Dick.

    Yondu Udonta 
Yondu Udonta, God Of Being a Lot Different in the Adaptation (Cap, Old Man, Drama Queen, Blue Doofus, Mary Poppins, David Hasselhoff)
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Original Yondu 

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Demigods

    Wishbone 
Wishbone, God of Allegory Adventures and Kid-Friendly Adaptations (The Little Dog with a Big Imagination)
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  • Demigod
  • Symbol: His face
  • Theme Music: What's the Story, Wishbone?
  • Alignment: Neutral Good
  • Portfolio: Heroic Dog, "Reading Is Cool" Aesop, Whole Plot Reference, Having Adventures take Place in both Real Life and the Setting of a Certain Story he's Reading, Compressed Adaptation (a number of them, in fact)
  • Domains: Dogs, Storytelling, Imagination
  • Heralds: Joe Talbot, David Barnes, and Samantha Kepler
  • Allies: Mr. Rogers, Barney the Dinosaur, Curious George, Sherlock Holmes, Miyuki Hoshizora, Clifford, Jake the Dog, Pluto the Pup, Pongo & Perdita, Hachiko, Krypto the Superdog, William Shakespeare, Romeo & Juliet, Quasimodo, Edmond Dantes, The Time Traveller, Odysseus, Snoopy, Droopy, The Pagemaster, The Storyteller, Jack and Annie
  • Odd Friendship: Faust, Lemony Snicket
  • Enemies: Napoleon, Cruella de Vil
  • Avoids: The Narrator
  • In a rural Texas town, there lives a Jack Russell Terrier known as Wishbone, alongside his three human companions. Whenever something of interest happens, Wishbone is often reminded of such things through various literary classics. His imagination allows him to play out these stories in his head, with the dog playing some sort of role in it, be it a major character or someone with not as much importance. Given the family-friendly nature of these adventures and the fact that they occur within a very short timeframe, the stories that play out in Wishbone's imagination are much shorter than the source material, but the more important parts of the original stories are, for the most part, still intact.
  • After settling down in the Pantheon, Wishbone was very excited to hear that the many literary characters from the works he read were indeed real. The dog even got to play a select few of these characters such as Robin Hood in the former's imagination, something that these particular deities find a bit interesting. Although they had to get used to the fact that their stories would have to be significantly shortened to accommodate Wishbone's adventures, they didn't take much issue to it since the parts that made their original stories important are more or less kept.
    • He was also told that there were many more stories besides the ones he initially read back then, including various other forms of books such as manga. Wishbone took it as an opportunity to read these books whenever possible and is rather interested in those who tell stories for fun.
  • Despite having a lot of thoughts in his mind and the fact that the characters in his interpretations of classic stories are able to talk to him normally, he isn't really a talking animal and some deities initially didn't understand him. A special collar that allowed others to understand him whenever he "speaks" (not actually opening his mouth to talk, but the "speaking" occurs if something's on his mind at the moment) was made and given to him, thus making it easier for him to communicate with others.
  • Being a dog, Wishbone got himself acquainted with others of his kind. In particular, he is very friendly towards other dogs that originally came from books. He likes to hang out with Snoopy frequently due to having an imagination just as good (and maybe more inventive) as Wishbone's. He also got to read some of Snoopy's made-up stories from the beagle's typewriter, though he found them a bit odd to say the least.
    • Through them, he was also told about Napoleon, a noted enemy of dogs (at least, to most of the dogs that are in the Pantheon) due to what the pig did back then. Since the pig was originally from a literary work, Wishbone decided to read up on it and determine just how bad Napoleon really was. Wishbone had every bit of reason to agree with the other dogs after finishing that story.
  • Authors of books weren't the kind of people Wishbone expected to meet given what he goes through whenever he isn't imagining a story featuring himself, but he was willing to take up the offer even if he hadn't got around to reading their books yet. Following visits with J.K. Rowling, Stephen King, and even George R.R. Martin, Wishbone opted to read their stories when possible. The stories they've written are quite long to say the least (and dark in the case of King and R.R. Martin).
    • Of those kinds of people, he initially thought that Lemony Snicket was just another author after reading his books, but he later found out that Snicket was much more than that during a chance encounter. Snicket learned that the dog had plenty of adventures, albeit nowhere near as bleak as what Snicket went through, and that Wishbone is an avid reader. Snicket ultimately has no issue with Wishbone, though he'd prefer that the dog not get involved with things that could prove beyond troublesome.
  • Wishbone was happy to hear that William Shakespeare was present and paid the Bard a visit, especially since the dog covered a handful of Shakespeare's works prior. Shakespeare, on his part, was thankful to have a stable admirer of his stories, even if said admirer was a dog. Wishbone also attends performances of Shakespeare's plays when they happen in the House of Theater.
    • One day, while Shakespeare was doing rehearsal for A Midsummer Night's Dream, Wishbone met up with two children who were playing fairies: those were Jack and Annie of Frog Creek. Wishbone was in awe in that the two not only met Will in the past but they have a treehouse that can literally take them into any book they wish and interact with historical figures. Wishbone also has been willing to discuss about different literary works and was awed at how the treehouse was enchanted by Morgan le Fay. He hopes to join them on one of their missions in the future.
  • He managed to find a sort-of unlikely friend through Miyuki Hoshizora as someone who enjoys stories. Wishbone found it a bit weird that rather than imagining herself as a character in different stories, Hoshizora and her friends ended up in a world that owes a lot to fairy tales and had superpowers to get through whatever conflict was going on there.
  • More than once did Wishbone not only imagine himself as Sherlock Holmes, but had often involved himself in various mysteries. Droopy, who has done part-time work as a detective, is willing to help Wishbone with being a better detective by allowing him to follow Droopy during his detective stints. Most of Wishbone's mysteries outside of the story world aren't really dire, but he's more than appreciative of Droopy's help even if the cases the latter tackles are more ridiculous than what Wishbone is used to. Wishbone being able to find out if someone is up to no good (such as when Cruella de Vil decided to take a bunch of dogs for herself for something she insisted wasn't related to fashion) helps quite a bit.
  • While Wishbone isn't really a storyteller, he made good friends with a couple of other deities who had that role, mainly Barney and another person simply known as The Storyteller. Wishbone likes their tales, especially the ones from the latter. Given that Barney is able to transport others to a storybook world whenever he tells a story, it came as a shock to Wishbone at first when he realized that he was actually in a story and not just imagining it.
    • In addition to Barney, Wishbone is also associated with Mr. Rogers and Curious George, thanks to being associated with edutainment. The dog has also made a few visits with Mr. Rogers whenever the latter has a story planned.
  • As much as he loves a good story, even Wishbone has a bit of an issue with The Narrator. Telling a story about someone's life is one thing, but it's a whole other issue to use that narration as a means to force someone to follow a fixed path to the point of being antagonistic if it doesn't go his way. Even if Wishbone doesn't mind a good tragedy in the books he reads every now and then, he just can't agree with The Narrator's mindset and prefers to stay away from him even if the dog's reaction to things going crazy in certain stories is more confused than anything critical.
  • It's very likely that Wishbone has been reading books since he was a young pup and even picturing himself in whatever it was that he read back then, such as when he read the story of Hansel & Gretel and imagined himself as the former.
  • Whoocha!

Quasideities

    George Lucas 
George Walton Lucas Jr., God of Altering One's Own Work (The Maker, The Flannelled One)
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  • Quasideity
  • Symbol: Lucasfilm Ltd. logo
  • Alignment: Chaotic Good
  • Portfolio: Auteur License, Occidental Otaku, Determinator, Genre Throwback, Merchandise-Driven, Creator Breakdown, Worldbuilding
  • Domains: Creation, Writing, Technology, Merchandising.
  • Heralds:
  • Followers: J. J. Abrams, the new Star Wars fanbase.
  • Underlings: All Star Wars deities, Indiana Jones
  • Best Friends: Steven Spielberg
  • Enemies: The old Star Wars fanbase, The South Park boys, Grand Admiral Thrawn (formerly)
  • Arch-Enemy: Mr. Plinkett
  • Ascended after completing the Star Wars saga with the original and prequel trilogies. Not only that, but he also mentored Dave Filoni to take care of the Star Wars mythos, trusted J.J. Abrams and new directors to make the Sequel Trilogy, and finally donated the 4 BILLION dollars he revived from selling the license to Disney for education.
  • "Art is never finished, only abandoned."- Leonardo da Vinci. George's mentality in a nutshell about his work.
  • Hollywood thought that Star Wars was going to be a disaster. So they sold the movie and merchandising rights to him. When the movie became a hit they thought they were making millions, only to remember they gave the rights to Lucas.
    • With the Star Wars brand in his possession, he built his own company to rival Hollywood. Complete with perfect visual and sound technology along with a merchandise empire. George got the last laugh.
  • He also founded game developer LucasArts, responsible for among other great productions a series of point and click Adventure Games that are highly influential in the genre. Guybrush Threepwood owes his existence to the company, and Sam & Max are forever grateful for their game that made them more than an indie comic.
  • His tendency to re-update his finished work got some bad blood even before he started making the Prequels. Mostly they are only visuals, but some are more divisive.
    • Greedo shooting first, which didn't happen in the original. Making him gain some IQ points for trying to kill Han before he kills him, but lost some marksmanship points for missing him point blank range. And that's just the start.
  • After making the Prequels his fanbase got VERY divisive.
    • At the beginning there are two kinds of Star Wars fans. Those who hate the Prequels and those that do not (which are mostly the ones who were born with them).
    • To make things right George built a new company "Lucasfilm Animation" and hired Dave Filoni to make the TV show called Star Wars: The Clone Wars. The show became so good that fans of the Original trilogy begrudgingly admit that it made the Prequels much better. Some say that the show is what the Prequel movies should have been.
  • Successfully mentored Dave Filoni in the ways of Star Wars. George trusted the franchise on to Dave. Then he sold the rights to Disney, who then made the Star Wars old EU non-canon (made some fans very angry) except the 6 movies and The Clone Wars TV show. He later suggested giving the directing of episode VII to his friend J.J. Abrams, along with bringing all the stars of the Original trilogy back for Episode VII. After that, he left his own company to ascend the Pantheon make Indy projects.
  • In the Pantheon he suggested to up-date the Houses. Knowing his reputation they made a contract that basically said, "Yes. You can update, but after you talk with the representatives of each House and agree with them which works for the House and which doesn't." Lucas has no problem with that (since the Pantheon is not his creation).
  • After a week in the Pantheon he received a present with a note that reads: "When I heard that you ascended I wanted to give you something. Thankfully, I had a relic I found a year ago that will grant the user only one wish. So I hope you like the wish I made for you."
    • When George opened the box he found a puppy. Not just any puppy, but the reincarnated dog he knows and loves. When he picked the pup up Lucas found another note that reads: "From the man who made your friends name here his very own"-Indiana Jones.
  • One day George had a knock on the door. When he opened it, he found none other than Indiana Jones and every Star Wars character telling him that Grand Admiral Thrawn has made him the #1 person to kill for not protecting him and having Disney make him non-canon, and thus non-existent.
    • So, they all made a treaty. Light and Dark side can fight each other to their heart's content, but the moment Admiral Thrawn makes a move against George Lucas they will protect their creator as allies.
    • In addition, Vader and Luke sent proven soldiers from their ranks to serve as bodyguards for his home. Despite not liking his ultimate fate under George, Palpatine also agreed to share intelligence from the Imperial network keeping an eye on Thrawn.
    • In the middle of all of that George managed to separate Luke, Ahsoka, Obi-wan, Padmé and Vader from the rest of the group so that they could have a moment alone without House and alliance politics breathing down their necks. After all, what kind of creator couldn't give his "kids" some alone time?
    • With the new season of Star Wars Rebels, it has been revealed that Grand Admiral Thrawn has not only been officially restored to the Star Wars canon but has also claimed the spotlight as the main antagonist of Season 3, with all of his characteristics that defined him as an incredibly intelligent and dangerous enemy of the Rebels carefully preserved. Incredibly pleased with this turn of events, Thrawn has decided to abandon his vendetta against Lucas not because he has set aside his grudge, but because his time and intellect would be better utilized on more important matters than enmity with a source that has been rendered meaningless.
  • While on Star Wars, Lucas was weirded out once he got a visit from General Luke Skywalker and Annikkin Starkiller, who in spite of being discarded\reworked concepts still managed to get a physical form; and was happy that even if he had no hand in their creation, the characters made after he sold Lucasfilm to Disney - Rey, Finn, Ben Solo/Kylo Ren and Captain Phasma from the sequel trilogy, and both Rogue One and Director Krennic - still came to pay their respects.
  • While Lucas has managed to escape most of his criticism in the Pantheon, Mr. Plinkett is adamant on making sure that he never hears the end of his Prequel reviews. Lucas once tried to kill Plinkett in his sleep, but he survived, much to Lucas' chagrin.

    Walt Disney 
Walter Elias Disney, Divine Protector of Softened Up Adaptations (Walt, Uncle Walt, SCP-2805)
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  • Quasideity
  • Symbol: The Disney Company logo.
  • Theme Song: "When You Wish Upon a Star" (a shortened version of it serves as theme song to The Walt Disney Company)
  • Alignment: True Neutral, although some people think he is a varying shade of Evil.
  • Portfolio: Softened up adaptations (Trope Namer), Nightmare Fuel Station Attendant (surprisingly), All Animation Is Disney, really likes slapstick, HATES UNION, Dark and Troubled Past, Control Freak, Mickey Mousing (Trope Maker), Mistaken for Racist, Rags to Riches, really likes railroads, unclear job description.
  • Domain: Animation, Cinema, Theme Park
  • Herald: Walt Disney Animation Studios
  • Allies: All characters created by him and his company or been made famous by him, Charlie Chaplin, Alfred Hitchcock, any actors employed by his company, Don Bluth, Stan Lee
  • Rivals: All characters created by Warner Bros. (such as the Looney Tunes) and DreamWorks Animation.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork with: Ed Wood, George Lucas
  • Enemies: Abusive parents, Judge Doom, Grimm
  • Opposes: Marion Crane
  • Admired by: All characters created by Pixar; all characters that took inspiration from his works; every and all anime characters.
  • The creator of the Disney multimedia empire, the man who gave birth to Mickey Mouse and his cast, pioneer of theme park industry by proving that it can turn in a huge profit, the person who proved that animation can be feature films and are more than paintings and helped influence both Western and Eastern animation in the early 20th century, Walt Disney returned from retirement in the 2000s after a period that was dubbed the Disney Revival. Not wanting to compete with Don Bluth for the temple, Walt accepted his position as the god of Disneyfication that is named after him. While Walt isn't particularly proud of a few movies that helped him to get his title, he is still grateful for the position because he gets to reunite with characters he and his company created ever since.
  • Because of his long years in the cinema world and his vast legacy, Disney has created an enormous amount of characters belong to his studio. All of them had a tearful reunion with Walt when he ascended. After all the dust has settled, the Pantheon witnessed a few characters with… special connections with Disney and his company emerges:
    • Disney deities with deceased or absent parents (which there is a lot) poured in a big crowd in front of his temple to figure out why is that is so frequent in works made by him. He told them about his own Dark and Troubled Past with his own parents, resulting in no dry eyes left in the house and led to a massive depression by Disney characters within a period of several weeks.
    • Was overjoyed that Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, his very first creation that was taken away from him by Charles Mintz, has been returned to the Disney company. After he ascended, Oswald and Mickey engaged in a rivalry for a while to see which one is his favorite until Disney personally asked them to stop because he can't answer that question.
    • Despite being on bad terms with her author P. L. Travers to produce the movie to his vision, Walt is still excited to see Mary Poppins again. With his return and ascension, Mary can finally have an excuse to play her theme song because it was his favorite.
    • Blacklisted Judge Doom from his temple after Doom showed up in disguise the day Disney ascended in order to kidnap and attempted to kill Walt for "creating" Doom as a Toon actor. The fact that Doom has hatred for his own Toons species and wants to kill them for profit is just the final nail in the coffin for Walt.
    • Was very surprised when characters from Frozen (2013) and The Little Mermaid (1989) appeared in the Pantheon because he had failed to bring those tales to the big screen when he was mortal. While he is a little wary because both finishing products are so different from what he envisioned, Disney still acknowledges the change was necessary for their films to be a success and welcomes them to his temple.
  • Met Stan Lee and George Lucas after hearing the news that their companies have become divisions of his own. Disney got along fine with Stan because of their images as Cool Old Guys, but has a disdain for George Lucas for altering his works significantly after release, something Walt disapproves from his own companies. Disney still respects both men's work and acknowledges that, like Walt himself, both their companies took huge risks that pay off fantastically.
  • He and Hitchcock got along well with each other because both of them share an admiration for each other's talents in film-making. However, Walt refused to acknowledge Marion Crane's existence, calling her movie "disgusting" to the point of refusing to let Hitchcock using his theme park for filming.
  • Because of their shared love for slapstick, their long-time friendship when they were mortals and Disney took inspiration from him, Walt is grateful to see Charlie Chaplin again.
  • He is also incredibly respected by every anime and manga characters ascended to the Pantheon because of his influence on their works through his that allowed the industry to cut cost without sacrificing the emotional impact of their works and the fact that one of their pioneer authors Osamu Tezuka's adoration of Disney to the point that he watched one of Walt's work Bambi more than 80 times.
  • Was annoyed to see Ed Wood because of how terrible his finishing products are and the fact that the bio based on Wood's life distributed by his company didn't turn in a profit. While Walt can't deny that the man has passion for his job, he refused to let Wood touch any of his property.
  • Annoyed when someone asked whether or not Walt's body was placed in a cryostasis chamber under the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disneyland, Cinderella's Castle at Disney World or Epcot, and is working furiously to debunk it by stating that he was cremated.
  • Can be seen spending a lot of his free time around the House of Travels because of his love for trains.
  • Was at first excited to hear that Grimm ascended to the Pantheon because Walt took them as inspiration for many of his work. He was then severely disappointed when finding out that not only this isn't the Brothers Grimm, but the antithesis of everything his temple represents. This Grimm is also blacklisted from his temple.
  • Do NOT mention the perception that Disney is pro-Nazi or anti-Semitic in his temple. While Walt Disney himself would just peacefully decline the rumor and cite that he did a lot propaganda cartoons for the US during World War II and that two of his favorite collaborators—the Sherman brothers—are Jewish, the same CANNOT be said about his creations, followers, or people who admired and were influenced by him.
    • Also declines Seth MacFarlane's entry to his temple after the latter accused Walt of being pro-Nazi and anti-Semitic and frequently portray him that way in his works.
  • Deities who have encountered people with similar appearance and various exaggerated traits of Walt's personality are unnerved to see the real man ascended in the Pantheon. After clearing some misunderstandings, they were very excited to see the real Walt because a lot of the works they ascended from are influenced by him and his company.
  • Sometimes footage of the time Disney presented an anthology series as a mortal can be seen floating around and circulating within the Pantheon. When asked whether or not he will return now that he is ascended, Walt just laughed and declined with the explanation that he is enjoying managing his own temple and is satisfied enough with the hands that are managing the new series.
  • Was not amused when saw his less than flattering portrayal during a rap battle between Jim Henson and Stan Lee. Reasons were given that Walt thinks the portrayal doesn't say anything about Walt himself personally and is just a mash-up the worst stereotypes of his company, unlike the other participants.
  • Reportedly, the SCP Foundation has his frozen head in one of their sites, and are taking great efforts to keep all things Disney, including Disney himself, away from it.

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