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    Norrin Radd/Silver Surfer 
Norrin Radd, Master of Sky Surfing (The Silver Surfer)
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  • Greater God
  • Symbol: His board
  • Alignment: Neutral Good (Lawful Neutral as a Herald of Galactus)
  • Portfolio: Started off as an Anti-Villain, now a Chrome Champion with a Cool Board, Alliterative Name, Bald of Awesome, Fad Super, Strives to be more than a weapon, Incorruptible Pure Pureness, Cosmic Awareness, Nigh-Invulnerability, Wears no clothes, Sky Surfing, Sometimes jobs to lesser foes
  • Domain(s): Good, Light, Travel, Liberation, Protection
  • Followers: Scarlet, Elvis, Illyria
  • Formerly Former Herald of: Galactus
  • Allies: All Marvel Heroes, especially The Fantastic Four, Doctor Strange and The Hulk, Yomi, John Henry Irons/Steel, Hank Hill
  • Rivals: Kyle Rayner
  • Enemies: Mephisto, Doctor Doom, Thanos, Evolto
  • Opposed by: The Angry Video Game Nerd
  • Fears: The Venom Symbiote
  • His ascension could be credited by no other than Mephisto himself. His long-time foe used his newfound godhood to entrap the Silver Surfer in his temple. Unfortunately for him, the Surfer burned him just the same. Mephisto pleaded him to go in exchange for giving him a seat in the Pantheon. Norrin agreed, and the Silver Surfer got himself a temple shortly afterwards.
  • He doesn't spend much time in his temple, preferring to explore the cosmos with the help of his trusty board. This time he has a passenger: Dawn Greenwood. She agreed to travel with him as well as help him learn more about humanity. She has thus far refused to be his herald, citing issues with Surfer's time as a herald himself. She prefers a more minimal role in his temple.
  • It was the Fantastic Four who first got him intrigued with Earth, who he now sees as an honorary citizen. He is always around to help them out.
    • Things got chilly when he went face to face with his former master. Galactus agreed not to meddle with his business... as long as their goals do not align. The Surfer has considered the possibility of being forced to be a herald once more, though Galactus hasn't done so yet.
  • Still holds a grudge against Doctor Doom for all the attacks on him in the past. With that said, the Surfer will not underestimate him; Victor managed to absorb his powers in their first appearance.
  • Doctor Strange and the Hulk welcomed him with open arms. The three of them are a part of the most famous incarnation of The Defenders. Villains can only hope that the fourth member doesn't ascend; the three of them alone could handle most evildoers in the Pantheon. For their sake the three only team up under the most unusual of circumstances.
  • It seems baffling that not even one of the most powerful superheroes in the Marvel Universe can beat his own game. The House of Gaming doesn't blame him though. It is one of the most difficult games to date, with the player capable of dying to such mundane objects such as rubber duckies. The Angry Video Game Nerd has yet to forgive him for putting him through so much agony playing the game.
    "Oh god, I can't fuckin' stand it..."
  • The Silver Surfer and Dawn had a nice chat with Yomi and Ceri. The kitsune enjoys the stories the Surfer told her about his homeworld as on Earth. Norrin may feel a bit too straight-laced for her tastes though. Ceri on the other hand was excited to find a mortal as adventurous as her. She even took her to various places around the Pantheon. Of course there were some instances where they needed the Surfer and Yomi to rescue them, but it didn't stop them from remaining friends.
  • Apologized profusely to Kyle Rayner whom he delivered a swift defeat when they fought one another. Kyle has long since forgiven him for the incident.
  • Is a constant annoyance to Thanos and his plans to bring death to all. With that said, The Surfer is usually unsuccessful in defeating him.
  • The Silver Surfer is well versed with the symbiote parasite. He once commanded Galactus to destroy the planet out of disgust. The Carnage symbiote managed to get revenge, bonding with him to create a near-unstoppable force. It was only a near fatal blow to its original hosts drew it away from him. Norrin fears the day the deified symbiote set its eyes on him.
  • There was talk of taking the title Chrome Champion from Steel, the current holder. But he wanted no part in taking power from a fellow superhero. He was glad that the two of them managed to work out a compromise.
  • Is thankful of Drax as well as Richard Rider in helping free Galactus during the event. They may not always see eye to eye, but their interests align more than not.
  • Was one of the few non-human species to have ever been invited into the temple of the Immortal God-Emperor of Mankind. Pleased with his attitude towards humans, his followers had hoped that his presence would confirm the support of humanity over other species. Knowing this, Norrin declined. He may like humanity in general, but found the Space Marines' philosophy to be a bit off-putting. Still, he has offered to help them out against the various forces set against them.
  • He had a history with a man named Hank Hill. When he landed near his temple, Hank inspected his board and decided to give him a propane upgrade to his board with a free T-shirt as a bonus. To his surprise, a human power source managed to ignite his board for more mobility and speed and has since seen Hank Hill for more of his propane and propane accessories.

Intermediate Gods

    EDI 
EDI, Goddess of Spaceship Girls (Enhanced Defense Intelligence, the Normandy SR-2's onboard AI, EDIBot)
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Her default projection in the SSV Normandy
Her physical robotic platform 

    Galaxy Man 
Galaxy Man, The Divine Flying Saucer (DLN-072, Space Man)
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    Kalrow 
Kalrow, God of Levitation (Kalrow of the Seven Deities, The Great Tactician, God of Sloth)
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  • Intermediate God (potentially capable of becoming a Greater God)
  • Symbol: His staff
  • Theme Song: Fear God
  • Alignment: Lawful Evil
  • Portfolio: Levitation, Beam Spam, Beard of Evil, Brilliant, but Lazy, Cutscene Boss, Dirty Coward, Evil Genius, Evil Old Folks, Mad Scientist, The Strategist, The Unfought, Too Important to Walk
  • Domain(s): Levitation, Sloth, Strategy
  • Allies: Deus, Wyzen, Augus, Sergei, Dr. XXX, Grand Admiral Thrawn, Gunter Prozen, Sloth the Indolent
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Yasha
  • Enemies: Asura, Mithra, Chakravartin, Chun-Li, Robin
  • Kalrow was originally one of the Eight Guardian Generals in service to the Emperor of Shinkoku to protect the Realm of Shinkoku and Gaea from the dark forces of the Gohma, his mantra affinity is Sloth. Despite his status and rank, Kalrow generally stays out of the fighting, instead preferring to organize the battle plans of the fleets. Kalrow was the mastermind behind General Deus' coup d'etat, which culminated in the assassination of the Emperor and the banishment and death of General Asura, who was blamed as the cause. Afterwards, the Eight Guardian Generals were disbanded and transformed into the Seven Deities. 12,500 years later, Kalrow and his fleet engaged Asura in battle after they had tried to collect the souls of the people in a village that Asura was defending. Ultimately, Asura was too powerful and managed to wipe out Kalrow's entire fleet. Kalrow managed to use an escape pod to flee, but Asura managed to grab on it. Kalrow begged for his life, but Asura crushed the escaped pod and Kalrow with it. Kalrow was later reincarnated into the modern world and got in trouble with the police by speeding on his Segway-esque vehicle.
  • Kalrow originally ascended into the pantheon as part of Deus' plan to reunite the Seven Deities, he was made the God of Evil Geniuses. However, once further scrutiny had been given for each and every one of them, Kalrow was removed along with Wyzen, Olga and Sergei.
  • Although he had lost his title, Kalrow managed to re-ascend into the pantheon as the High Priest of Dr. XXX, the new holder of Kalrow's former title. However, Deus, who had remained unperturbed by his setback, attempted to ascend the remaining Seven Deities and managed to once again ascend Kalrow as a god into the pantheon, this time as the God of Levitation.
  • Following his re-ascension, Kalrow remains on good terms with Dr. XXX. Although he's rather annoyed by the Doctor's hamminess, Kalrow nonetheless respects his skills and mastery in manipulation.
  • Kalrow has managed to befriend Grand Admiral Thrawn and the two share a mutual respect for each others' respective talents. Their shared belief in performing Necessary Evil in order to achieve their goals further strengthened their cooperation. They occasionally collaborate with each other when making plans in order to ensure that they are truly perfect.
  • Kalrow also quickly befriended Gunter Prozen, who had similarly betrayed his Emperor and prefers to send lackeys to do his dirty work for him. Kalrow was quite happy to finally meet a kindred spirit and the two frequently help each other to plot against their respective enemies.
  • Kalrow quickly gained the trust and obedience of Sloth the Indolent, who is perfectly satisfied to work for someone who similarly appreciates laziness. Kalrow is quite content to have a weak-willed but otherwise powerful lackey to order around.
  • Kalrow was rather annoyed to learn of Asura and Mithra's presence in the pantheon as well as Yasha's betrayal of the Seven Deities. Although he generally avoids them, he looks forward towards making a plan to exact revenge upon them. However, Kalrow is still willing to work alongside Yasha whenever the deities battle against particularly strong enemies such as Chakravartin.
  • Many were confused as to why Kalrow has a particularly strong dislike of Chun-Li specifically. She herself eventually revealed that she was the police officer who apprehended him for speeding on his Segway-esque vehicle. Although he's admitted that his grudge against her is petty, Kalrow continues to resent her nonetheless.
  • Due to having been the one who devised the plan to kill the Emperor of Shinkoku, Kalrow quickly became enemies with Robin, who was abhored by his disloyalty and betrayal of the Emperor in order to eventually create "paradise". Kalrow, on the other hand, views Robin as a fool for his/her unwillingness to take more drastic measures in order to create a better world.
  • Members of the House of Swords have shown an interest in testing Kalrow's swordsmanship skills after having heard that he's a master swordsman, even though he's never actually been seen displaying such skills.
  • "With no plan, there is no victory. The age of beasts has long since ended."
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    Meta Knight 
Meta Knight, God of Faceships (Sir Meta Knight, The Masked Swordsman, Mecha Knight, The Lone Swordsman)
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  • Intermediate God
  • Symbol: The letter M superimposed over his Galaxia sword
  • Theme Song: Meta Knight's Revenge, his boss theme
  • Alignment: Lawful Neutral by actions, Lawful Good by intentions
  • Portfolio: Opposing Kirby while fighting for peace, Well-Intentioned Extremist, A Father to His Men, Master Swordsman, refusal to explain his motives before it's too late, varying antagonism proportional to how far ahead of Kirby he's acting and bouts of brainwashing, being the hardest non-final boss, wearing a mask, having a lavish taste in capes that also allow teleportation, Cape Wings, Badass Adorable but keeping it hidden.
  • Domains: Knighthood, Stoicism, Swordsmanship, Conquest (formerly)
  • Heralds: The Meta-Knights (his ship's crew)
  • Allies: Kirby, King Dedede, Bandana Dee, Marth, Ike, Xu Shu (?)
  • Rivals: Galacta Knight, Inahime
  • Enemies: Nightmare, Zero, Marx, Tabuu, Ganondorf, Bowser
  • Opposes: Magolor, Star Dream, Void Termina
  • Opposed by: Seto Kaiba
  • Meta Knight noticed just how many dangerous, villainous gods were in the Pantheon, and seeing it as a threat, he flew straight into the Pantheon on his battleship Halberd and declared war upon any house where villains could be residing. Just as before, Kirby quickly infiltrated and critically damaged the Halberd before defeating Meta Knight in a sword duel, before his ship crashed outside the House of Travel.
  • Meta Knight was then taken to the Court of Gods, where he explained his situation. It was eventually decided that although he went overboard, Meta Knight had the Pantheon's best interests at heart. With that in mind, and being impressed by the Halberd itself, Meta Knight was then ascended to full godhood, but is on probation for the time being.
  • Despite being in the House of Travel, Meta Knight actually spends his time right outside the house, repairing the Halberd with his crew. He plans for the Halberd to become airborne again and will patrol the Pantheon's airspace as a sort of watchdog. Meta Knight has also been made to promise to only use the Halberd during emergencies.
    • The House of Technology has donated some of their goods in order to make the Halberd even better than before upon repair.
      • Eventually, the Halberd was repaired and made part of the Dominions. Meta Knight and his crew plan on making necessary repairs for it in case it gets damaged again.
  • When not working on his ship or reading books in the House of Knowledge, Meta Knight can be found in the House of Combat, looking for the strongest warrior in the Pantheon, with the intention to best them.
    • As of currently, it is believed that the strongest warrior in the Pantheon is likely Asura. However, even Meta Knight himself has to admit that he's probably not there yet in terms of power. He is determined to change that, though.
  • He's devised a training regimen for himself, called "Meta Knightmare Pantheon", in which he reenacts several key battles in the Pantheon's history (including taking down a copy of his Halberd) in order to prove that his might is equal.
  • Is banned from competing in select tournaments among the Smash Bros. Gods, viewing his abilities as being too good.
  • Solid Snake isn't the biggest fan of the fact that the Halberd resembles Meta Knight himself, thinking Meta Knight's a bit of a narcissist. Meta Knight responded by telling Snake that when he builds his own fully-functional warship, that he can make it look like whatever he wants.
  • His mask has a tendency to break whenever he loses a sword fight. For a fleeting moment, people can see that underneath, he resembles a blue Kirby with whitenote  facial features. This has led to some Wild Mass Guessing, none of which Meta Knight will comment on.
  • Seto Kaiba really hates him, mostly for the fact that they sound very similar. Got even more aggravated when Meta Knight challenged him to a duel—by tossing a sword to his head.
  • Recently, it would seem that Xu Shu AKA Xu Yuanzhi is bent on learning most of Meta Knight's secrets in a fated-duel, even though he himself refuses due to Xu Shu rushing things. Funny enough, due to the man's historical past, the masked swordsman can't help but sense something similar between themselves...
    • Then comes along Inahime; for some reason, she reminds Meta Knight of Kirby AND Ness A LOT.
  • Despite the fact that Kirby and even King Dedede seem happy with Magolor despite his past, Meta Knight has NOT forgotten NOR forgiven him for his past mistakes. He acknowledges that the Master Crown corrupted him a bit, but he still stands firm that he is planning another attack on Dreamland. Magolor certainly isn't helping his case by teasing him with jokes that he is planning on building new weapons to fight Kirby and claim that he's just jealous because the Lor Starcutter is so much cooler than the Halberd.

    Space Power Rangers 
Space Power Rangers Members , Patron Saints of Starships (In Space Power Rangers, Power Rangers Turbo II [sans Andros and Zhane]; Andros: Red Space Ranger, Red Solar Ranger; T.J.: Theodore Jay Jarvis Johnson, Red Turbo Ranger II, Blue Space Ranger; Carlos: Green Turbo Ranger II, Black Space Ranger II; Ashley: Yellow Turbo Ranger II, Yellow Space Ranger II; Cassie: Cass, Pink Turbo Ranger II, Pink Space Ranger II; Zhane: Silver Space Ranger, Psycho Silver Ranger)
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From left to right:T.J., Ashley, Andros, Cassie, Carlos
Zhane 
Space Power Rangers 
Power Rangers Turbo II 
  • Intermediate Gods, Lesser individually. Andros is a full-blown Intermediate with his Battlizer activated.
  • Symbol: The Astro Megaship
  • Theme Song: Power Rangers in Space or Power Rangers Turbo
  • Alignment: Neutral Good
  • Portfolio: Five-Token Band, Galaxy Gliders, Sky Surfing, Cool Starship, Grand Finale to the Zordon Era, Thememobile, Being Successors to Power Rangers Turbo I, Recruit Teenagers with Attitude
  • Domains: Starships, Vehicles, Heroes
  • High Priests: Denji Sentai Megaranger
  • Heralds: Phantom Ranger, Alpha Six, DECA
  • Allies: Zordon, Bulk and Skull, all ascended Power Rangers, especially the Power Rangers Lost Galaxy and Tommy Oliver, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Commander Shepard, EDI, Silver Surfer, Team Lightyear, Optimus Prime, Leia Organa, Luke Skywalker, Gentarou Kisaragi/Kamen Rider Fourze, Team Voltron
  • Enemies: The Psycho Rangers, Dark Specter, Trakeena, Lord Drakkon, Shockwave, Mesogog, Enter, SHOCKER, Ultraman Belial, Melkor, Harbinger (Mass Effect), Megatron, The Combine, Babidi, The Dalek Empire, Aku, Darkseid, Sauron, Sheev Palpatine, Thanos, Emperor Zurg, Gihren Zabi
  • Respected by: Paul Atreidas (T.J.)
  • Opposed by: all ascended Toku villains
  • Opposes: Century King Shadow Moon (Andros)
  • If there are any Power Rangers team that are the most infamous amongst your daily Monster of the Week, it’s the Space Power Rangers. Through their actions, they managed to to take down the United Alliance of Evil, an organization that ruled the known universe at the time. This is all in spite of the fact, they never even personally faced the leader though they did kickstart their downfall. Their actions catapulted them into living legends and to the Pantheon despite a variety of successors arriving prior. Likely to the horror of all evildoers out there, they have come to absolutely and positively, kick their butts to high heaven.
  • Four of the team members were originally the Power Rangers Turbo II, the successors to the first Turbo team as they left for college. Despite having the means to return to being the Turbo team, they are more inclined to use their Space Ranger forms, thinking it binds them together. They only use their Turbo suits if the situation really calls for it. Then again they might have given the Turbo Morphers back as of now.
  • Andros and Zhane are from KO-35, a planet inhabited by Human Aliens. They once had other teammates besides the one from Earth but have since passed on. They believe that the GUAE is the new successor to the United Alliance of Evil they despise and hope to be rid of them with the help of other heroes.
  • Notable for having several spaceship as Zords, not including the Astro Megaship II. They have so many spacecraft, it’s borderline excessive. That’s not even mentioning the even more plentiful vehicle arsenal but people really do not care about those.
    • Thanks to having an AI on their ship, they’re friends with EDI and Commander Shepard. They also shared beef with Harbinger and the rest of the Reapers before meeting them, so they approached Shepard who withheld the weaknesses of Reapers. Shepard, either Paragon or Renegade, gave them the list as soon as possible.
  • Tried their best to get into the Pantheon prior after hearing word from other Rangers that Zordon had been resurrected here but there were many problems they had to deal with prior to entering. When they did finally manage to ascend, they all personally met with Zordon to give the tube a big old Group Hug.
  • Were not happy in the slightest upon learning that the Psycho Rangerss, Dark Specter, and even Trakeena had all arrived in the Pantheon ages before they did. They have sworn to take them all down for good and you could really see the sweat running down on their foes’ faces.
  • As they are a Ranger team set in well... space, they seem to crash into a lot of villains who are stationed in the cosmos. Many said villains have the Space Rangers as a thorn on their side, to the point they are willing to band together to take them down. The Space Rangers meanwhile are just surprised by the amount of evil organizations exists up there and their workload amount being almost unbearable.
  • Met Gentaro Kisaragi upon accidentally crashing into the team’s ship. After clearing stuff up with them, he managed to hit it off with the team, admiring them for the bonds they have created with others, bonds that in turn aided them against their foes.
  • Absolute floored by the pure scope of the GUAE, amassing forces of evil from all of existence to conquer The Multiverse. While intimidated, they know with their allies, they could face the GUAE head on and every third-party villain out there too.
  • To elaborate on their relation to The Psycho Rangers, the team and vice versa find each other to be their absolute worst enemies, even more than Dark Specter himself. The Psycho Rangers swore to make the team pay for their constant defeats at their hand and have many counters to the strategies placed against them. Too bad for the Psychos, the Space Rangers will only just make even better counters against them.
  • Though people do not talk about this (for obvious reasons), they have met the TMNT beforehand during one of Astronoma’s schemes. They keep close ties with the Ninja Turtles in the Pantheon though they question where is their sister. The four wondered what in the world are they were talking about.
  • Another ally of theirs took the form of the Silver Surfer, who wanted to meet the so-called saviors of Earth and wished to see if they were on par with what their popularity states. After seeing how well the team coordinated, the Silver Surfer was satisfied with what he has seen and introduced himself.
  • Chose to side with the New Republic and the Autobots in their wars against The Dark Side and the Decepticons respectively. Due to having a Humongous Mecha, their help is greatly appreciated.
  • Speaking of Decepticons, the Space Rangers’ ascension may have been helped by Shockwave who did it in exchange for Psycho Rangers’ cooperation. Shockwave knew that he would not be taken fondly by the team once they hear about his involvement and held onto the idea that perhaps they should be grateful to him for their appearance. Guess what happened.
  • Exclusive to Andros:
    • Andros has led two iterations of theSpace Rangers. The ones that protected KO-35 until the United Alliance of Evil wiped them out and the former Power Rangers Turbo II who joined him to find the missing Zordon. It comes to no surprise he is a pivotal part of the group. Initially quite skeptical to leading a team, Andros has proved that he still had it in him to be a leader.
    • Likely the most important relationship Andros has is with his sister, Karone, known as Astronoma the Queen of Evil during her time serving the United Alliance of Evil and would eventually become the second Pink Galaxy Ranger. Ironically enough, Astronoma’s attempted treachery on Dark Specter led to his eventual demise, not the Space Rangers at any point. Andros is still doing his best to get his sister in the Pantheon, thinking she’ll be an absolute boon on their side. He isn’t wrong about that idea though.
    • He can almost find pity for Shadow Moon for his Heel–Face Brainwashing forcing him to be the extremely powerful villain he is now. Holds on to the hope Nobuyuki could be recovered for his fate.
    • Astral and Andros find good relations to each other for their adjustment to human society being quite similar, as Earth culture was rather alien to them. Andros did not know what a smoothie was until he saw one, so everyone can presume KO-35 has some missing food elements Earthlings have commonplace.
    • Feels for Amuro after his home was invaded by Zeon forces, like how his home was invaded. The two promised each other to do their best to take down evil and avenge their homes to prevent more tragedies like this. Amuro did not even know why the goal was promised, as it was already their shared goal then he realized it was a swear to make it out for everybody’s sake. Amuro then made that same promise as well.
    • Also gained a Super Mode for him that basically made him a buff powerhouse to deal with. Also had a new form as the Solar Red Ranger after remaking his Morpher. Does not go into the latter for the Battlizer and aesthetic consistency.
  • Exclusive to T.J.:
    • T.J. Is rather unique for a Power Ranger as he was demoted from leader position after becoming the Blue Space Ranger. He was and still is the second Red Turbo Ranger though takes more comfort in being the second-in-command of Andros. The color does not define what you can do, T.J. says. We were sure he was referring to being a Power Ranger on that quote.
    • Got along with fellow secondary leader, Gai Yuki otherwise known as Black Condor. T.J. thought he was some sort of Ranger he had never heard of until he was corrected. Remained amazed on hearing how Gai went from a selfish douche to becoming a true hero. T.J. wants to take some cues from Gai but Gai told him nada. Find your own path to take, Gai told him.
    • Miles Morales comes to T.J. for advice on superheroing. T.J. is always willing to give advice when needed. Though T.J. has a hard time keeping up with how fast Miles can be.
    • Paul Atreidas is not the kind of person who does not give praise easily but has given respect for T.J. for showing leadership when Andros did not. Paul actually thinks that T.J. grew into a more competent person after becoming a Space Ranger.
  • Exclusive to Carlos:
    • The Black Space Ranger, Carlos was chosen to be the former Green Turbo Ranger’s successor. Carlos has more or less shown to be the middle man of the team, which does not detract his importance in the team. Works hard as ever to make sure his team exceed.
    • As a soccer player, Carlos was challenged by Nekomaru Nidai to see if his resolve outweighed his. The result was a rather intense one-on-one soccer match that Carlos managed to win thanks to his less bulkier physique. The two became fast friends soon after, with Carlos trying to learn from Nekomaru’s enthusiastic training regime.
    • Basically was the team member that charged into battle first, think second. It got to a point he accidentally hurt Cassie in one incident, leading to a very bad Heroic BSoD. Eventually snapped out of it and tries his best teaching Damon Kasshu to think ahead as to not unintentionally hurt friends after being approached.
  • Exclusive to Ashley:
    • The Yellow Ranger to both the Turbo Rangers II and the Space Rangers, one would underestimate Ashley for her status as The Chick of the team and had gotten kidnapped a whole lot. Those underestimating her were quickly dispatched by a slingshot to the face, with Ashley having no tolerance for their mockery.
    • Last time anybody heard was that she was still in a relationship with Andros and still are by what. It looks like. People made quick similarities to her and Fiora due to well... blondes and having relationships with two main heroes. The two eventually did meet and hit it off quickly. Lots of shopping and girly stuff ensued afterward, much to their partners’ chagrin.
    • Lisa Simpson considers Ashley to be a role model she has been looking for: strong independent women. While Ashley was honored, she told Lisa to live out her ideal role models instead of searching for them because it only takes action to be the hero the Yellow Space Ranger is. Lisa happily obliged.
  • Exclusive to Cassie:
    • As the Pink Space Ranger and Pink Turbo Ranger II Cassie has a lot on her mind for when it comes to helping her team out. Apparently she once considered on returning to Terra Venture to become the second Pink Galaxy but Karone already beat her to it. Not a big problem since Cassie feels more in line defending Earth and other part of the universe at the moment.
    • Likely has the most vitriolic relationship to the Psycho Rangers since she was stalked by them, destroyed Psycho Pink as their first member loss, then helped end Psycho Pink again as their last member loss at the cost of the Pink Galaxy Ranger’s life. Yeah, out of all the people on the team, the Psycho Rangers want her gone the most.
    • Barbie seems to find Cassie quite appealing for all the pink she has on her, which Cassie could not tell if it is a good or bad thing. However, she and Barbie do get along well though when Barbie is at a more action-centric mood due to constantly fighting makes it hard for Cassie go back and do normal things.
    • Also is friends with XJ9 otherwise known as Jenny. Cassie finds how Jenny manages to balance school life and blowing up enemy upon enemy intriguing, as her entire team had a harder time balancing school life and being heroes.
    • Made a friend on a monster who was supposed to be her enemy. Thanks to said monster being based upon bees, Cassie made a good friend with Barry Benson who occasionally weirds out Cassie over the human-bee romance Barry has. Then again Divatox tried romancing a rock monster so...
  • Exclusive to Zhane:
    • Zhane is a rather interesting member of the team as he was there since the beginning, albeit in a frozen state to stave off death. Had been there in his team’s incarnation, being the only two survivors of the KO-35 team alongside Andros. He eventually did come back in a big way and despite being separate from the main team a good chunk of awhile to do other things, he always comes back to save their butts some more.
    • Notable ridiculously handsome and loves using his charms. Had a bit of a scuffle with Angelo because of this over how handsome they were. After a bit of an handsome battle of handsome proportions, they eventually got along pretty well afterward, to almost Bash Brothers material.
    • Where does he go when separated from his team? Helping others of course as he did not have the same goal looking for Zordon, instead trying protect the remaining KO-35 resistance. He did get his own sweet Zord (that latter blew up but got better) and a Cool Car as well. Luckily, he didn’t lose that one.
  • 3... 3... 5...

    Suguha Kirigaya/Leafa 
Suguha Kirigaya, Goddess of Wishes For Flight (Leafa, Leefa, Lyfa, Rifa, Speedaholic, Sugu, Green Swordswoman: Earth Goddess Terraria)
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Leafa (ALO)
Suguha (OS) 
Leafa (UW) 
Suguha in real life 

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Lesser Gods

    The Carpet (Aladdin
The Carpet, God of Magic Carpets (Carpet, Rugman)
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    Cid Pollendina and Cid Highwind 
Cid Pollendina and Cid Highwind, Co-Gods of Airships
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Cid Pollendina
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Cid Highwind
Highwind's Advent Children appearance onward 

    Dixie Kong 
Dixie Kong, Goddess of Helicopter Hair
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  • Lesser Goddess
  • Symbol: Her hair, alongside her beret.
  • Theme Music: Stilt Village
  • Alignment: Neutral Good
  • Portfolio: Action Girl, Kid Heroine, Helicopter Hair, Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold, Prehensile Hair, Plucky Girl, Pink Means Feminine
  • Domains: Monkeys, Hair, Heroism
  • Herald: Tiny Kong (younger sister)
  • Allies: Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong, Cranky Kong, Mario, Millia Rage, Shantae
  • Enemies: King K. Rool, Lord Fredrik, Bashmaster, Frieza
  • Opposed by: Superboy
  • Having Prehensile Hair makes the use of one's hair in situations outside of hair care (mostly battling and adventuring) more convienent. In the case of Dixie Kong, she can spin that hair while in the air to slow her descent, along with a few other things like picking up and throwing mooks.
  • She was greeted by Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong upon ascension and the three went to the House of Food to celebrate with some bananas. There were a lot of banana peels on the floor when it happened, though there weren't any serious injuries that resulted from it.
  • Sometimes visits the House of Sports to play baseball. Some have noticed her bat is small, but then again, using her hair as a baseball bat is most likely not going to work that well.
  • As one would expect when it comes to Frieza, he was not happy to hear that another "filthy monkey" has ascended into the Pantheon.
    • Superboy wasn't very receptive of her ascension as well and has been trying to avoid her, as well as the other Kongs, whenever he can.
  • She has made some passes through the House of Music to play the electric guitar in her spare time.
  • Dixie has managed to find some good friends through Millia Rage and Shantae, due to them having Prehensile Hair like her.
  • Some members of the House of Family have expressed concern over the fact that one of her adventures involved her taking her baby cousin on a dangerous adventure. Most of the complaints subsided after hearing that said baby cousin could fend for himself and/or Dixie. Some of the more overprotective members of that house are still hesitant on hiring her as a babysitter for the younger members, however.
    • Dixie did make Kiddy Kong her herald during her ascension. She is sometimes seen taking care of him whenever an adventure isn't happening.
  • She is sometimes seen eating some gumballs. Somehow, she was able to gain a gun that could fire gumball in one of her outings.
    • If Dixie isn't eating bananas, then she could be seen in the House of Food drinking some juice on an infrequent basis.

    Fareeha Amari/Pharah 
Fareeha Amari, Goddess of Hovering Jetpacks (Pharah)
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  • Lesser Goddess
  • Symbol: Her Raptora Mark VI Helmet or Eye of Horus
  • Alignment: Lawful Good
  • Portfolio: 24-Hour Armor, Blue Is Heroic, Mommy Issues, Idolizing Overwatch and Not Joining, Military Superhero, Coming from a Long Line of Heroes and Warriors
  • Domains: Military, Heroes, Family
  • Allies:
  • Rivals: The Soldier, Tony Stark
  • Enemies: Widowmaker, Reaper, Lupo of the Wolfpack
  • Opposes: Kardel Sharpeye
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Soldier: 76, Kokonoe A. Mercury
  • Fareeha Amari was born into a family of soldiers and warriors, her mother, Ana, being a famous operative of Overwatch and the person she idolized the most, which eventually she did by joining the Egyptian military. Although Fareeha never quite got the chance to join Overwatch, since it got disbanded before she could. Having left the army, Fareeha ended up being employed by Helix Security, where she got to wear the Raptora Mark VI, a Power Armor that allows her to fly and combat evil at the same time. The sight of Fareeha on the skies with her jetpack is a sight to behold and makes her quite mobile while raining down rockets onto her enemies, it was much more important than her rocket strikes, allowing her to ascend.
  • While Fareeha's Barrage missiles is very devastating, there's one fatal flaw: it leaves her wide open for attack, especially for a sniper. There are those who tell her not to do it in the sky even if it gives her good max range. Nevertheless, if she ever gets a free shot and best position, it's best to get out of the way whenever you hear her Catch Phrase... "JUSTICE RAINS FROM ABOVE!"
  • Not many know how Fareeha's relationship with her mother has been after she faked her death. Supposedly many believed that she was mad at her for not taking care of her properly and focused too much on her job. But that was further from the truth as Ana always was a good mother to Fareeha and to this day she still loves her mother deeply. Knowing that she was present in the Pantheon made Pharah very happy, and now their relationship seems to be going in a better direction, even to the point that both don't have a problem fighting together.
    Ana: I'll be watching your back out there, Fareeha.
    Pharah: Then I have nothing to worry about.
  • There's a debate among the Pantheon on whether or not she has cyber limbs. What makes this hard to prove or not is that it seems Fareeha wears her armor constantly. They have sworn they saw her playing basketball in it in the House of Sports.
  • Many have compared Fareeha to Samus Aran since both are female warriors in power suits. The two actually met and got along pretty well. In fact, the two made new power suits based on the other's as means of showing their newfound friendship.
  • Being a daughter of a Overwatch member, Fareeha grew up idolizing the organization. She actually wanted to join them, but was stopped by her mother Ana who didn't want her to follow in her footsteps.
    • Would admit, a bit embarrassingly, that she owned a poster of Reinhardt and had a crush on the tank. Reinhardt did have a good-natured laugh when he found out. He understood since back in day, his hair was great.
    • She and Angela Zeigler are shown to be a great pair since Mercy can keep Pharah in good health during her Barrage stage while also giving her a power boost. It's because of this that many have started to ship the two and label them as Pharmacy. Though she sometimes gets embarrassed if her mother somehow managed to get a little 'jealous'.
    • She and Morrison aren't in the best situation. Even though Morrison praises Fareeha's accomplishments that would make her mother proud, she would refute that he didn't know anything about her. She also berates him on not noticing the pressure her mother was under and not helping her.
  • She actually understood that sometimes things end up sharing the same name, especially when taken from 'myths'. This is why she had nothing negative to say about Anubis, despite being the namesake of that one system she shut down because of going on a rampage and brainwashing Omnics. For the most part, Anubis is also glad that Pharah is smart enough to not fall for the common interpretation people had on him. And to show his good faith to Pharah, Anubis created a special Raptorian battle suit modeled after the jackal.
  • She often found herself being assigned to work alongside Kokonoe A. Mercury, for various threats, including possible attacks by Yuki Terumi. However… Pharah has a rather severe distaste towards Kokonoe, matching her distaste towards Soldier: 76. This is chiefly because of how disgusted she was on Kokonoe's approach with her mother Nine, discounting how Nine would end up crazy, Pharah is not too keen on how Kokonoe's reasoning to use science was to show that she's totally better than her mom's magic, considering her rather selfish and ungrateful. This is very contrasting with Pharah's relationship with her mom Ana; she might look like she had issues with her, but they love and protect each other like a true family.
  • While there's plenty of information about Fareeha's mother, info about her father is pretty scarce. There has been rumors going around that her father may be an Overwatch member, the top two candidates being Jack Morrison and Gabriel Reyes. Whether they are true or not is currently unknown.
    • Both theories have been debunked in 2017 when Fareeha's father came to visit her. He's actually a Canadian civil servant named Sam. In addition, many have speculated he is of First Nations descent, a theory that was reinforced when Fareeha showed off her Raindancer and Thunderbird attire. It's still unknown whether his surname is Amari. Regardless, this revelation has endeared Fareeha more to the Canadian members.
  • Pharah owns another Raptorian battle suit that many said reminds them of a Gundam mobile suit. And it looks like the House of Commerce has capitalized on it as it started selling model kits based on it.
  • Has heard of the term "Rocket Jump" and she considers that a dangerous practice. The most common offender is The Soldier, who often uses that method to move around in the battlefield. However, he was quick to call her out that she does the same by using her concussion blast to propel herself higher.
  • "I will protect the innocent" note 

    Gyro Man 
Gyro Man, God of Propeller Flight (DWN-036)
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  • Lesser God
  • Symbol: One of his Gyro Attacks
  • Theme Music: Gyro Man Stage; alternatively, his Power Fighters theme
  • Alignment: Neutral Evil (with shades of Punch-Clock Villain)
  • Portfolio: Helicopter Pack, Can Actually Only Hover, Obviously Flawed Robot, Instant Turn Projectiles, Helicopter Blender, Green-Coloured Air-Themed Robot
  • Domains: Travel, Helicopters, Robots
  • Followers: Elemental Hero Stratos, Rotor, Aviator
  • Allies: Dr. Wily (his creator), Wood Man, Crystal Man, Junk Man, Nitori Kawashiro, Jack Spicer, Colonel Kilgore
  • Enemies: Mega Man, Gravity manipulators
  • Opposes/Rivals: Those who use Jet Packs
  • A robot created by Doctor Wily for aerial combat, Gyro Man was originally meant to have jet engines for flight. However, since he was running out of funds, Wily had to substitute the engines for a propeller. While it gives Gyro Man great stability in air, he is actually unable to properly fly with it. He is capable of vertical lift-offs, at the very least.
  • Even though he is an air-themed Robot Master, he doesn't actually have any wind-based attacks. Instead, he throws out miniature propeller-shaped cutters which can change direction on the dime. If desperate, he can launch his propeller as a improvised Fuuma Shuriken.
  • While not really an inferiority complex, he does have a dislike for those who use jet packs for transportation. On the flip side, he does appreciate those who do use propeller-based transportation. Though he is bit creeped out by Painwheel.
  • Even though he is one of Wily's creations, he does show some levels of decency. For example, he and the rest of the Fifth Numbers set once worked in an amusement park (under the name Hourly-Pay Squad Part-Timers!) to gain funds, and actually acted perfectly good, even doing a Super Sentai-styled show with Mega Man. And when Bass tried to fight Mega Man, he and the rest of the Robot Masters tried to keep the parkgoers from the battle.
  • Supposedly enjoys eating Greek sandwiches (aka gyros)... Somehow. Especially with no visible mouth.
  • Due to the fact that his propeller is rather light, quick switches in gravity can cause stress on it, causing him to easily crash down into the ground.
  • Easily got along with Colonel Kilgore, who rides a helicopter and carries Gyro Man along to serve as a living support aircraft, as taking off from inside the chopper is easier than from the ground.

    Jeff "Joker" Moreau 
Flight Lieutenant Jeff "Joker" Moreau,, God of Gunship Rescues (Brittle-bones Guy)
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  • Lesser God
  • Symbol: His Blue Normandy SR-2 cap.
  • Alignment: Neutral Good
  • Portfolio: Ace Pilot, Chips On Shoulders, Covert Pervert, Graceful with Gunship Rescues, Handicapped Badass, Plucky Comic Relief, Seven Zettabytes of "Gentleman's Literature", Sarcastic, yet Undying Loyalty
  • Direct Superior: Commander Shepard (Joker's one of his/her most loyal subordinates, and will follow him/her through hell or high water.)
  • Allies:
  • Enemies: Harbinger and the Collectors (for wrecking the SR-1), The Illlusive Man (previously his indirect employer), The Joker, any other deity who would threaten the Normandy, Dr. Evil.
  • He was once an ordinarily-sidelined Alliance pilot, often refused to take the helm of Starships due to his Brittle-bones disease. Joker then proceeded to take the then Normandy SR-1 from under its maintainers, maximizing its mobility to avoid the troops trying to stop him, and completed the test course for its shakedown run before returning it and immediately getting arrested. It left so much an impression among the GUAG High Command that, even after having been court-martialled, he was officially made the SR-1's helmsman.
    • After learning of the SR-1's demise at the hands of the Collectors, they immediately proceeded with constructing the SR-2, with help and funding from The Illusive Man and Cerberus (who were at that time not considered an evil organization). They were fortunate enough to locate Joker, and immediately placed him at the helm, along with an AI co-pilot named EDI. Unfortunately, right before the SR-2's sortie towards the Collector Base, Joker was forced to "unshackle" EDI's inhibitors, which resulted into her gaining an 'independent' mind that was free from Cerberus. He didn't mind though, as she apparently aided the Normandy in eluding The Illusive Man… With Seven Zettabytes of Joker's Porn.
  • Has previously assisted Shepard in many instances, particularly during the attack of one of Harbinger's lackeys at the Citadel, where he personally dealt the killing blow with the Normandy's cannons. And there was also that time when they confronted and defeated the Collectors. As one would expect from Harbinger, he was definitely pissed.
  • Was the very first person to ever refer to Javik as "Prothy The Prothean". He was just lucky that the latter had not ascended yet when he coined that nickname.
  • He's rather abrasive, surprisingly, of Doctor Evil, who continuously call him "Scotty". He swore to aim the Normandy's Thanix cannons at him if he ever calls him by that name again.
  • When some of the Fleet Girls have ascended, some deities were inquiring as to whether or not Joker would prefer a Fleet Girl version of the Normandy SR-2. Joker's response: "I already have one in EDI."
    • And he was very appreciative when she ascended as well.
  • He calls his member "Admiral Winky." Technically, his outranks even Shepard.
  • Joker is known for his constantly snarky attitude, even when Shepard is around. Despite this, part of the reason for his snark is to provide Shepard some levity after all the hell s/he's been through. He's still one of Shepard's most unfailingly loyal friends. In fact, he is the only person who, in all known versions of Shepard's story, is guaranteed to be by their side from beginning to end.
  • Wishes not to be confused with the other Joker, as he doesn't find the latter's shenanigans that funny at all.

    Kiki 
Kiki, Goddess of Delivery Services via Flight and Flying Broomsticks
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    Star Fox 
Star Foxmembers , Divine Squadron of Dogfights (Fox: Fox Jr., Leader of Star Fox, Number 7, Star Fox, Foxy Boy, Pup; Falco: Proud Space Ace, Number 20; Slippy: Slip)
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Clockwise from top: Falco, Slippy, Fox, Peppy
  • Lesser Deities
  • Symbol: The Star Fox insigna
  • Theme Music: Main Theme - Star Fox (64)
  • Alignment: Chaotic Good
  • Portfolio: Badass Crew, Private Military Contractors
  • Domains: Space, Flight
  • Heralds: General Pepper, ROB 64
  • Allies: Samus Aran, International Rescue, The Crew of Serenity, SWAT Kats
  • Rivals: Wolf O'Donnell
  • Enemies: Andross, The Aparoids, Galeem & Dharkon, Tabuu (mainly for Fox and Falco), Ridley, The Borg Queen, Napoleon
  • Keeping an eye on: The Lanius
  • On the planet of Corneria within the Lylat System, there is a privately-run paramilitary group named Star Fox. Consisting of Fox Mccloud, Falco Lombardi, Peppy Hare, and Slippy Toad, they are dedicated to stopping various intergalactic threats that the Cornerian army are struggling against. The team does their job very well, but they don’t work for cheap given the maintenance needed for their machines. While they specialize in dogfights given what they’re up against, they aren’t adverse to tackling groundbound enemies if the mission calls for it.
  • As Star Fox was relaxing, having had a few days without any serious threats headed their way, they received a call from General Pepper saying that Corneria had received a distress call from a planet of unknown origin far from the Lylat System. Fox accepted the mission given to him and he and his team headed out, with only an image of the planet the distress signal came from being a clue on what the team had to confront. After fighting a number of enemies on the way there, Star Fox arrived at a planet that was unlike anything they’ve seen prior. After learning that they were in what was referred to as a “Pantheon” and that there were many other places beyond the Lylat System, Star Fox was prepared to continue their objective of protecting others from intergalactic danger no matter what comes their way.
  • The International Rescue has proven to be a valuable ally for Star Fox given how they specialize in air-based missions and the variety of vehicles that have been utilized in their assignments. Even if Star Fox has a tendency to take on jobs that pay well, their effectiveness at fighting evil earned them the respect of the Tracys and the Star Fox team has taken a liking to the Thunderbird vehicles that the Tracys have at hand. Much of their team-ups involve Star Fox shooting down any enemies that are contributing to a scene of disaster while the Tracys help innocents get to safety.
  • A mission of Star Fox would lead them to encountering a ship known as the Serenity. The landscape they were on was a dangerous wasteland and Star Fox was tasked with getting rid of an army base that was going to threaten the Pantheon. As the team got inside, they were greeted by a dangerous army and got into trouble until the team was saved by members of the Serenity, who were given a similar mission. Afterwards, Star Fox was introduced to Malcom Reynolds, captain of the Serenity, and he explained to Star Fox who he and his team was, what they do, and how Mal is motivated to perform heroic acts in spite of what he’s up against. Star Fox has since taken to becoming friends with the Serenity Crew and have worked together in a number of missions since then.
  • One ground-bound assignment resulted in an encounter with the SWAT Kats, a pair of animal pilots that will stand up against evil when the authorities are unable to do so. In particular, Slippy was impressed with the SWAT Kats’ skills as mechanics, being able to build a fighter jet and a versatile assortment of weapons out of used junk. The duo are more than willing to help out Star Fox with a mission should the opportunity call for it and Star Fox has since accepted that offer.
  • The Borg has become one of Star Fox’s more problematic adversaries given how similar they are to The Aparoids in terms of goals and abilities. Even if The Borg and The Aparoids aren’t working with each other and have tried to battle each other’s armies, this only emboldened Star Fox to try and take both of them down to ensure the Pantheon doesn’t become assimilated to one or the other. It was bad enough that The Aparoids temporarily assimilated General Pepper and Star Fox really doesn’t want The Borg to assimilate him (or any of their other allies) to their ranks.
  • One of Star Fox’s more unorthodox missions in the Pantheon revolved around The Lanius and what that group was up to. This all started after Star Fox noticed some scrap parts from their machinery suddenly went missing and noticed a report about parts from space stations disappearing as well. The group then decided to accept a mission where they had to track down the thieves and some time later, they encountered The Lanius and the missing scrap parts. The team then learned what The Lanius is, what they wanted, and how some members of The Lanius aren’t as benevolent (relatively speaking) compared to others. Following this, Star Fox has taken on subsequent missions involving taking down hostile members of The Lanius while keeping check on the friendlier members of that group.
  • Napoleon has proven to be a recurring issue for Star Fox as a whole given how his selfish power-hungry demeanor and traitorous actions makes him not that different from Pigma Dengar, though what Napoleon lacks in combat skills he makes up for having plenty of smarts. Of the team, Peppy has a stronger dislike of Napoleon as Peppy was a member of the original Star Fox team alongside James Mccloud and Pigma before the latter betrayed the team. Napoleon knows better than to deal with a group of space mercenaries directly and has planned to undermine them from behind the scenes to prevent them from interfering with his goals.
  • Fox has been a prominent and agile competitor in the Smash tournaments since the first one and Falco has been involved with them since the follow-up iteration and the way he fights is a bit similar to Fox, but with a number of differences. As for Peppy and Slippy, if a fight ends up taking place in the Lylat System, Fox and Falco are able to call them up for some advice, though the advice given is not entirely useful. Fox and Falco also got caught in the war between Galeem and Dharkon and worked alongside the other Smash participants (including Wolf) to take the two down. Getting caught in Galeem’s ultimate attack was enough to make Fox and Falco despise it and Dharkon, but the fact that their allies (not just Peppy and Slippy) fell victim to Galeem just added to Star Fox’s overall hatred of them.
    • In addition to Galeem and Dharkon’s war, Fox and Falco have also ventured into Subspace alongside Diddy Kong. Fox first met Diddy while the latter was being attacked by Rayquaza and subsequently helped him find Donkey Kong, with Falco later joining them. Their friendship was maintained after defeating Tabuu, with Diddy sometimes requesting Fox and Falco’s help whenever DK and another member of the Kong Krew gets kidnapped.
  • The team has managed to find good company with another space explorer in Samus Aran. It helps that much like how Fox was brought into action via an arch-enemy bringing about the death of his father, Samus has a recurring foe that killed her parents and has fought against other planetary threats. Whenever Star Fox and Samus cross paths with each other, they make for a great team and Samus’ starship has traveled with the Great Fox a number of times. This also meant that Ridley has interfered with Star Fox’s missions several times and has attacked both parties whenever he feels like it. Given how Star Fox learned about Ridley through Samus, the team has prepared themselves for when Ridley makes surprise attacks on the Great Fox and elsewhere.
  • Fox Mccloud is the leader of Star Fox and the son of James Mccloud, the previous leader of the group who was killed in action. James’ death at the hands of Andross and his army serves as a strong reason for Fox and co to oppose Andross and Fox as a leader generally remains cool under pressure.
    • He is able to relate to Hal Jordan and Luke Skywalker very well since both are skilled pilots whose fathers went missing and are leaders of a group dedicated to fighting villainous entities that want to take over the cosmos. In particular, Hal Jordan has used his Green Lantern powers to help Star Fox whenever the team is in a difficult fight and Hal and Fox have both bonded over how they took on a piloting role after their respective fathers died.
    • In order to get the money needed to fix up the Great Fox, Fox took up a mission to investigate Dinosaur Planet (aka Sauria) and found himself helping its inhabitants, befriending a triceratops named Tricky, and going up against a murderous leader of a dinosaur tribe. Whenever Star Fox isn’t busy with serious matters, Fox has sometimes helped out some of the friendly dinosaurs in the Pantheon, usually defending them against other truly threatening members of their kind such as Sharptooth. It’s during these instances that Fox uses a specialized staff that’s essentially the same as the one he used on Dinosaur Planet instead of Star Fox’s more advanced weaponry.
  • Falco Lombardi is a skilled pilot and the snarky and hot-headed foil to Fox. Despite being rather brash and trading verbal barbs at Fox, Falco’s skills as a pilot are undeniable and he’s come to value the team in general as a family of sorts.
    • Some have drawn similarities to Falco and Han Solo, both in terms of personality and background. Both are former criminals who joined a team dedicated to taking down an evil empire, have a snarky attitude and serve as a contrast to their respective leads (already helped by Fox and Luke’s friendship with each other), and ultimately value the team when it comes down to it. The two make for a great team of pilots, whether Han Solo and his allies are working with Star Fox or if it’s just Han and Falco going out on independent missions.
  • Peppy Hare was a member of the previous Star Fox team and serves as something of a father figure to this iteration of the team. Sometimes, Peppy will directly join Fox and the others in action and other times, he’ll give the team advice (which, among other things, includes telling them to perform actions such as doing a barrel roll) from behind the lines.
    • Commander Shepard is someone whom Peppy has talked to on a regular basis. Shepard serves as the leader of a space team and has played a substantial role in stopping many conflicts that happened in their world. Shepard is also willing to be a sort of parental figure to the team and has given Peppy some advice on how to make sure Star Fox doesn’t fall apart. Peppy has taken the advice to heart, though some of the more aggressive tidbits haven’t really been taken to consideration.
  • Slippy Toad has been friends with Fox since being in school together and is the team mechanic. In spite of his bumbling demeanor, Slippy is a friendly fellow and has been useful in helping Star Fox figure out how much more damage a powerful enemy can take before it goes down.
    • He had a conversation with Solid Snake at one point thanks to hacking in the server that allowed Snake to communicate with his allies via Codec. The conversation between the two went over smoothly, with Snake giving praise to Slippy’s skills as a mechanic. Some time after that event, Slippy learned of one of Snake’s most trusted allies, Otacon, another friendly face with a knack for technology and one whose advice from behind enemy lines proved to be useful. Slippy became quick friends with Otacon, and he, alongside other friendly mechanics such as Tails (whom Fox has also befriended given how similar Tails is to Slippy in terms of personality and skill), have been working on some sort of machine designed to be of great help for the GUAG.
    • One of his inventions was an elaborate security system that was used to fend off intruders from his uncle’s mining company. This system has been utilized in parts of the Pantheon to help the GUAG deal with anyone that’s trying to steal resources for their own benefit, with numerous modifications being implemented by others whenever necessary and with Slippy’s approval.

Demigods

    Black Cat Mantaray 5-4 
Black Cat Mantaray 5-4 Members , Patron Saints of Non-pilot Combat Flight Crew
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PBY-6A Catalina "Mantaray"
Radioman Landry 
Petty Officer Laughlin 

    Carl Fredricksen 
Carl Fredricksen, God of Balloon Travel (Mr. Fredricksen)
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  • Demigod
  • Symbol: The Ellie Badge, a picture of Paradise Falls or Ellie's Book of Adventures.
  • Leitmotif: Married Life
  • Alignment: Neutral Good
  • Portolio: fighting at the age of 78, having a dog as a pet, Happily Married...until death do them part, marrying a friend from his youth, the last person to be a hero, having his wife's possessions as memories to her
  • Domains: Travel, Love, Family, Promises, Adventure
  • Heralds: Russel (surrogate son), Dug (adopted dog)
  • Allies: Wall-E and EVE, The Toy Story Cast, The Cutie Mark Crusaders, Pinkie Pie, Pooh, Marlin, Dory, Freakazoid
  • Not So Different From: Cranky Kong
  • Ascended into the pantheon for his ability to somehow use thousands of ordinary balloons to make his house fly in a few seconds. Before he went there, however, he made a promise to his wife to bring their house to Paradise Falls. Unfortunately, the house was last descending into the Amazon (it eventually made it to Paradise Falls safe and sound). Many gods have wanted to tell Carl about it, but Carl has stated that it was alright. He moved on and was off on another adventure.
    • What makes it amazing was that he was originally going to be taken into a retirement home. Some sources say that as he flew off, he either cried "I'll see you in a week" or blew a raspberry at the caretakers.
  • Anyone who has had a chance to read Ellie's Book of Adventures will cry at her parting words. "Thanks for the adventure. Now go have another one."
    • Also, anyone who happens to hear his leitmotif "Married Life"—or any variations of it like "Stuff We Did"—will be reduced to tears in five seconds. As such, the gods have prevented any musician to play it for fear of causing the whole pantheon to be flooded with everyone's tears. In fact, anything involving his life with Ellie has reduced some of the most hardened gods into tears. The less they hear about it, the less the Pantheon becomes flooded.
  • Hangs out at the House of Family and tells stories about his adventure at Paradise Falls and treats all child deities like they were his own due to the fact that Ellie was unable to bear children while she was alive.. Will sometimes go down to the mortal realm and be with his surrogate son Russel and pet dog Dug.
    • He has a big soft spot for The Cutie Mark Crusaders because they remind him of Ellie. The Cutie Mark Crusaders like him because of the stories he had when he was in Paradise Falls. When it finally came to him explaining his love live with Ellie, Sweetie Belle was heard throughout the Pantheon crying like no other.
      • Was gone during the events of Through Darkness and Mirrors and, after learning of the utter hell these three have went through, has decided to babysit them since their usual caretakers are going through a bout of depression. Things changed when the Crusaders became good friends with The New Day as their optimism keep the ponies in check.
  • Pinkie Pie honors him because of how he held onto his promise of taking the house to Paradise Falls due to the fact that she acts so similar to her "Pinkie Pie Promises". She too cried a river upon hearing the backstory regarding it, though.
  • Has talks with Cranky Kong every now and then, regarding how they're Not So Different.
  • Is well connected with various Pixar gods: he finds Wall-E and EVE's love story to be similar to his, smiles at the adventures of the Toy Story cast and praised both Marlin and Dory's adventures in order to find their loved ones.
    • Was curious to learn about the Emotions (one of the reasons being that they share the same director) and was close to Sadness since he was unable to move on from Ellie's death until Russel and Dug came into his life.
  • He's very friendly with the various canine dogs in the Pantheon, due to his own dog, Dug. Also is shown being a scout guide since it reminds him of his surrogate son, Russel.
  • Has become good friends with Cid due to the fact that he's obtained the zeppelin of his former idol, Charles Muntz, "The Spirit of Adventure". He sometimes lets gods use it if they need it to travel from one place to another.
  • Surprisingly has a friendship with Freakazoid since Freakazoid confused him for his old friend Sgt. Cosgrove. He takes it all in stride.
    • The Warner sisters are wary of him; after all, Sgt. Cosgrove is the only person to ever make these guys sit down and not get into any crazy antics.
  • Someone decided to analyze his balloon feat and came to a conclusion: he must've had some sort of... connections and his balloons can't be normal because he's not using nearly as many balloons as one would need in reality (which should be in the millions), and the balloons, helium, and string needed to pull this off would've been obscenely expensive for him to afford.

    Chuck Brown/Kite-Man 
Charles "Chuck" Brown Sr., God of Kite Riding (Kite-Man, Kite Man)
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  • Demigod
  • Symbol: His kite with a "Hell yeah"
  • Alignment: Neutral Evil/True Neutral
  • Portfolio: From Nobody To A Different Nobody, Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain, Simply A Burglar Compared To Batman's Other Villains, Driven To Villainy Due To His Son's Death By The Riddler, Death Seeker
  • Domain(s) Thievery, Kites
  • High Priests: Gou Pei and Haoyou
  • Followers: Zangetsu, a few Ewoks, purple Imps, The Forerunners of the Travellers
  • Allies: Nothern Ocean Princess
  • Enemies: The Riddler
  • Odd Friendship: Charlie Brown
  • On neutral terms with: Bruce Wayne/Batman, the Joker
  • Opposed by: I Hate Everything, Kal-El/Superman, Peter Parker/Spider-man (last two out of principle)
  • A D-List villain, Kite-Man is known for his thievery and his use of kites in his criminal activities. Sure, he actually uses a glider, but those are basically kites designed for carrying humans. And because of his theme, and the fact that he's the only one who performs this on a regular basis (well, as regular as a character like him can, anyway) rather than just a one-off, he was selected to join the Pantheon with this title.
  • As for why he became a villain in the first place, here's why: During "The War of Jokes and Riddles", he was approached by Batman. As one of the engineers responsible for creating the Jokermobile, Batman convinced him to arrange a meeting with the Joker, which he begrudgingly agreed to do. Unfortunately, the Riddler caught wind of this, cornered Charles, and ordered him to double-cross the Joker and Batman. Chaos ensued at the meeting and he was dragged away by the Joker, who was surprisingly understanding of the betrayal and sent him to Batman with a suicide bomb.
    • Except when he tried to detonate it, it turned out to be a complete dud. And then turns out the Riddler poisoned his son's kite string, who was using it to fly his kite the morning before Charles' meeting with the Riddler, which shortly ended in his death. Distraught with vengeance, he decided to take Joker's side in the war as Kite-Man.
    • Eventually, in the war, Kite-Man was left for last as Batman defeated every villain on the Joker's side, and was shortly captured so he would leak Joker's location. He would then later end up allying with Batman, tricking the Riddler's forces into wearing special kites that flew them up to the Bat-Blimp for capture.
    • In the end, it turns out the Riddler made Kite Man. He made him to be a joke. So that Joker would laugh again (he had been in a deep slump during the storyline).
  • At present, when he's not performing thefts as Kite-Man (given the Pantheon's amenities to most deities, he probably doesn't even need to steal anymore), he's inventing glider kites for his future heists or supplying them to other villains (or anyone else willing to buy, which includes some of the good guys). He also designs "jet-propelled inverse parachutes" that, instead of slowing descent, sped up ascent.
  • Sometimes, when he's not doing villain work, he can be found hanging with Charlie Brown and helping with flying his (regular) kite. And for some reason, he almost treats him like a good father would his son. That said, as far as anyone knows, there's no relation between them.
  • Skeet once joked that Booster Gold was the Kite Man of the Justice League. Of course, he doesn't take that well.
  • Kite-Man is well aware of his position in Gotham's criminal hierarchy (i.e. near the bottom) and that he's considered a joke by many. This is how he copes.
    "All of us. We're all jokes. But the thing is, right, you got to laugh, too. It's the only way. I mean, you got to laugh with them. Okay, I'm a joke. I'm a joke and I'm funny! Then you're laughing with them. And if you're laughing with them. Then at least you're laughing."
  • Superman and Spider-Man only oppose Kite-Man out of principle. Otherwise, they feel sorry for him and try to encourage him to turn his life around.
  • I Hate Everything hates a lot of things, usually the mainstream, but he's sometimes gone out of his way to ridicule the…less mainstream ones. And Kite-Man fell under his radar. That said, IHE had very little to rant about against Kite-Man, especially since he ignored the "War of Jokes and Riddles", which is where most of his recent character development showed up.
  • Given he's also lost his son, Kite-Man sympathizes with Aquaman.
  • Somehow he's gotten along very well with Poison Ivy to the point of being a couple. Gods are wondering just how that works, with Ivy telling them that while he is a horrible villain, a joke, she admires his self confidence.
  • "Hell, yeah!"

    Richard Halsey Best 
Lieutenant Commander Richard Halsey "Dick" Best, The God of Ground-Scraping Flights
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Douglas SBD- 3 Dauntless "Black B1" 
  • Demigod
  • Symbols: His SBD Dauntless Dive Bomber, as well as his Distinguished Flying Cross and Navy Cross
  • Themes: Dogfight, The Last Dive, This is for Pearl, and Best Returns
  • Alignment: Neutral Good
  • Portfolio: Being known for flying low to the sea and ground, both during training missions and in combat, Being a very skilled dive bomber pilot and sinking two aircraft carriers, Being the hero of his respective story, Happily Married, Action Dad, Being the first man in the squadron wanting to go into battle, Suffering from a bad case of Tuberculosis during his last mission, effectively grounding him for the rest of the war, Military Maverick, Being the Sergeant Rough towards the pilots under his command, Forced to take up command after his superior officer is severely wounded
  • Domains: Pilots, Aircraft, Flight, War
  • Heralds: Anne Best (his wife), Barbara Ann Llewellyn (his daughter), Wade McClusky (his commanding officer), Clarence Earle Dickinson, Eugene Lindsey (fellow pilots), James Murray (his radioman and gunner)
  • Allies:
  • Enemies:
  • Headbutting Heroes: The Admiral, Akagi
  • Conflicting Opinion: Nathan Algren, Suzu Hojou, Okita Souji
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: The 501st JFW, Most IJN Fleet Girls
  • Opposes: Cole Phelps, Takeo Masaki, Launchpad McQuack, Michael Bay
  • Formerly the Executive Officer, and later, the Commanding Officer of Bombing Squadron 6 aboard the USS Enterprise, Lieutenant Commander Richard Halsey Best (March 24, 1910-October 28, 2001), better known as Dick Best, served in the US Navy both before and during the War in Asia and the Pacific.
  • Of special note are his flying skills in the Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bomber. Unlike most pilots of the dive bomber, he made it a point to drop his bombs really close to the ground (below 1500 feet, to be precise), in order to ensure that his bombs would always hit their target. This always resulted in him flying dangerously close to both the sea and the ground. During his combat tours in the Pacific in early 1942, these tactics of his had paid off, with him having destroyed a squadron of Japanese G3M "Nell" bombers during an attack on the Marshall Islands, when he dropped a 500 lb. bomb below 1500 ft. Later, he would be responsible for the sinking of two Japanese aircraft carriers, the Akagi and the Hiryu, again having dropped his bombs below 1500 ft., and this time having come real close to scraping the water's surface.
    • In addition to his bombing skills, he's also quite competent in an Old-School Dogfight, having shot down at least 2 A6M Zero fighters during combat over the Marshalls and later Midway.
  • Thanks to inhaling a bottle of bad oxygen mixture early in the aforementioned battle, he had begun coughing up blood that eventually turned out to be Tuberculosis, which would ultimately result in the Battle of Midway being his last flight of the war. Because of this, he also suffered from a Post-Victory Collapse immediately after his last, successful combat sortie, having to be carried into the Enterprise's sick bay as a result.Following a lengthy treatment for his sickness, Best ended up retiring from the Navy in 1944. He would then live peacefully until his death in October of 2001.
  • The Dick Best that ascends into the Pantheon is, interestingly, from his time as a naval aviator in early 1942, free of his debilitating disease. Like Black Cat Mantaray 5-4 before him, he also ascends alongside his old aircraft, in this case his SBD-3 Dauntless dive bomber.
  • And so, on a random clear day, a lone SBD Dauntless dive bomber arrives in the Pantheon, piloted by none other than Lt. Commander Best, looking for a place to land. In the rear gunner's seat is Chief Aviation Radioman James Murray, Best's long-time rear gunner and Communications Officer, who ascends alongside him as his High Priest. With no friendly aircraft carriers in sight, he tries to look for islands with airfields to land on. Fortunately for him, he comes across land, with an airfield on it. It turns out to be the Temple of the 2nd Marine Division, which is modeled after Henderson Field on Guadalcanal. With little to no fuel left, Best, again, makes yet another close Belly-Scraping Flight on approach to the airfield, before landing his SBD in one piece.
  • Seeing an SBD for the first time in years, Sgt. Thomas Conlin goes to inspect the plane and its pilot. Best and Murray, relieved to see friendly forces, emerge out of the cockpit and gunner's seat respectively, and promptly introduces themselves to the squad of Marines. Best and the Marine Sergeant soon become fast friends, thanks to their experiences in flying the SBD. Murray himself begins bonding with the other members of Conlin's squad, thanks to them also having experience as the Guy in Back for an SBD.
    • Thanks to their Temple being a military base and airfield, Best's SBD is refueled and rearmed in a matter of hours, no thanks to help from fellow Navy crewmen from Black Cat Mantaray 5-4, also from the same House. With that taken care of, Best, alongside Murray, decide to patrol the Pantheon in search of Imperial Japanese forces, having been informed by Conlin about their presence prior to taking off.
  • Best's first few bombing missions in support of the Marines prove to be successful, with Best destroying several important Imperial Japanese military bases and supply caches. Among the supplies and shipments destroyed by Best include unassembled prototypes and advanced weaponry created by HYDRA intended for Commander Masataka Shima's forces, as part of a deal Shima had made with Johann Schmidt.
  • During one initially uneventful mission, having found nothing but clear skies and oceans, Best and Murray spot something, or rather, someone, in the waters below. He notices a young woman with an all-too familiar flight deck pattern, exactly the same as the one found on the Japanese aircraft carrier Akagi, alongside several other young women wielding what appear to be Japanese naval guns and torpedoes. Not only that, but he also witnesses the woman launch A6M Zero fighters, D3A "Val" dive bombers, and B5N "Kate" torpedo bombers. Immediately assuming that she's a part of the Imperial Japanese threat that Conlin had told him, Best tells Murray to get ready for a dive bombing run. And so, they catch the Japanese aircraft carrier by complete surprise, essentially repeating history. Except this time, instead of trying to shoot down the unwitting US Navy pilot and his gunner down, she tries to hand-signal them into stopping. Despite this, Best, determined to take down the Japanese carrier out of revenge for what happened Pearl Harbor, continues his dive. He ultimately succeeds in hitting the Japanese carrier again, leaving her badly damaged but still alive. Now at sea level, Best and Murray decide to head back to the airfield, flying low in order to avoid fighters and flak, of which there are none. This immediately strikes Best and Murray as odd, who know that the Japanese would do anything to bring them down.
  • Before both of them can think it over, though, their plane soon comes under attack by a mysterious new force. Murray immediately calls out to Best about bandits on their six o'clock, and subsequently readies his twin M1919 machine gun. However, upon closer inspection, he notices that the bandits in question are not Zeroes, but rather round, white objects with glowing red eyes. Best, doing his best to get the new threats off their tail, also notices the ocean turning red and the sky turning dark gray. Things them go From Bad to Worse, when a black, white, and gray figure appears before Best's gunsight. Said figure then begins launching more of the white objects that were chasing them. It's then that the Lieutenant Commander tells Murray to send out a Distress Call for reinforcements, to which the radioman doesn't hesitate to do.
  • While Best and Murray do their best and manage to down a few of the white objects, without any bombs under their wings, the damage they inflict on the mysterious figure is negligible. Just as it seems that they're going to be overwhelmed and shot down by the white objects, several of the latter are suddenly shot out of the sky by a combined hail of concentrated flak, as well as F4F Wildcat fighters with all-too familiar markings. When Best turns to see who saved them, he finds a group of young women clad in white, gray, and blue, who hand signal him into following their lead. They end up directing him to land on another island, the barren volcano island of Iwo Jima. Upon landing his plane, he finds out that Murray, his gunner, had received burns to his hand, as well as being hit in the arm by a stray round. Murray is then pulled out of the plane by one of the young women who had saved him earlier, effortlessly picking him up and bringing him to a nearby aid station.
    • One of the young women then introduces herself to Best as Enterprise. Surprised, he asks her name, to which she responds that she knows that he's Dick Best, leader of Bombing Squadron 6. She then begins explaining to him about the ship girls and the Abyssal Fleet, including his recent encounter with the Abyssal unit known simply as Wo-class. Just as she's about to explain to him about the IJN ship girls, the Admiral attempts to introduce himself to the US Navy pilot, to which Best's response is to pull out a pistol and point it at the IJN officer.
    • Thankfully, the standoff is de-escalated when Iowa, who had been witnessing the conversation the entire time, effortlessly disarms the enraged pilot. The American battleship then explains to Best that his actions had nearly killed the ship girl Akagi, who was trying to combat the Abyssal Wo-class, and that the Admiral and the IJN Fleet Girls are not associated with the Imperial Japanese forces under Commander Masataka Shima's command. He soon apologizes for actions, but still can't communicate face-to-face with the IJN officer.
    • Not long after, Conlin's squad and the Black Cats arrive at the Lieutenant Commander's location, having received the Distress Call made by Murray earlier. The Marines and Navy pilots immediately apologize to those present about this incident. They admit to Best that it was their fault for not telling him about the IJN Fleet Girls prior, and that Murray's and Akagi's current conditions could have been avoided altogether. Corpsman Sullivan, a member of Conlin's squad, decides to compensate for their failure by tending to both the wounded High Priest and deity, respectively.
  • Deciding to atone for his actions, Best decides to help the Fleet Girls fight the Abyssal Fleet and its allies when he's not fighting the Imperial Japanese forces. It's through one of these battles against one of the Abyssal Fleet's head honchos, Air Defense Princess, that he first meets members of the 501st JFW, who save his life just as his plane is getting shot up by the Anti-Air fire of the Abyssal monstrosity. Despite being a Multinational Team, Best manages to get along well with them, impressed by their Magitek equipment. It's thanks to this friendship that he strikes with their members that he also learns of The Neuroi, who, like the Abyssal Fleet, are a mysterious and otherworldly force threatening the Pantheon's oceans, skies, and land. Unsurprisingly, Best volunteers to help them fight the alien threat, as a return favor for them saving his life.
  • With Murray still recovering from his battle wounds, Best ends up asking Conlin to act as his substitute Guy in Back. Thankfully, the Marine's prior experience in manning the SBD's twin M1919 pays off, with Conlin downing at least a few dozen Abyssal Cat Fighters during combat missions against the Abyssal Fleet.
  • Like many an American military deity, Best finds one of Michael Bay's works to be a huge insult. Having lost a close friend during the attack doesn't help matters at all. Best had found out about the film's existence thanks to Sgt. Conlin, who had narrated to Best a summary of the film, and what exactly Bay and the films writers and producers had gotten wrong (which is to say a lot of things).
  • Thanks to having served on an older incarnation of the USS Enterprise, many Star Trek deities, both good and evil, take an interest in Best, not unlike their interest in Pacific-verse Enterprise. Best himself is in awe at the technology they have access to, being hundreds of years ahead of even the technology wielded by the 501st JFW.
  • Much like the Black Cats before him, Best refuses to let Launchpad McQuack anywhere near his SBD, much less pilot the dive bomber, having already been told by Lt. Booth about the cartoon duck's reputation regarding aircraft.
  • Is...rather conflicted regarding Nathan Algren. He knows that the ex-Union officer is firmly against the Imperial Japanese forces led by Shima, but he also isn't trusted at all by his fellow American servicemen. With Cole Phelps, however, he, much like the US Marines, dislikes his leadership style as well as his service record during the Battle of Okinawa.
  • Despite his mistrust of the Japanese as a whole, there are, interestingly, two deities he isn't outright hostile to.
    • The first is Suzu Houjou, a noncombatant who had lost several family members and a hand during US bombing raids on Kure. Best, being a Navy bomber pilot with dozens of successful bombing missions, actually feels somewhat guilty, shaking his revenge and hatred for the Japanese to a degree.
    • The other, more prominent person is Okita Souji, who, like himself, is a combatant who suffered from a bout of Tuberculosis that ultimately resulted in the end of their careers. The key difference is that Best recovers from his sickness thanks to modern medical treatments, while Souji ends up dying from it. These similar experiences would have made them friends, had Souji not been a part of a Secret Police unit responsible for dozens of murders and part of a corrupt military dictatorship.
  • "This is for Pearl."

Quasideities

    Ted Striker 
Ted Striker, God of Horrible Airline Experiences (Ted Stryker)
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  • Quasideity
  • Symbol: An airplane tied up in a knot
  • Theme Music: Airplane! Main Title; Notre Dame Victory March when getting really serious
  • Alignment: Neutral Good
  • Portfolio: Shell-Shocked Veteran, The Bore, Mostly Verbatim Parody of an Earlier Serious Disaster Film
  • Domains: Flight, “Seriousness”
  • Herald: Elaine Dickinson
  • Allies: Launchpad McQuack, International Rescue, Tails
  • Enemies: HAL 9000, AUTO, Manfred von Karma, The Mafia of Cooks
  • Odd Friendship: Cyrus Albright
  • On good terms with: Niko Bellic, most good-aligned Gundam pilots
  • Avoids: Glenn Quagmire
  • Concerned about: Martin Walker
  • Thanks to a bad wartime experience, Ted Striker has developed a fear of flying and is unable to drink properly. In an attempt to get back together with his wartime girlfriend Elaine Dickinson, Ted buys a ticket for the flight she’s on, only to find himself in a precarious situation in addition to the wide variety of hijinx going on between some of the other passengers. With some of the passengers and the flight crew suffering from food poisoning thanks to eating fish, Ted ends up being the only one on board with flight experience that can get the plane to safety, something that is accomplished thanks to the help of Elaine and Dr. Rumack. Ted would later get involved in another aerial misadventure where, after escaping a mental asylum following a faulty conviction, he had to get a lunar shuttle to the moon as a malfunction caused the shuttle’s AI to turn violent.
  • Hoping that things have settled down for good, Ted and Elaine got a ticket for a flight, but the fact that they weren’t told where their flight was headed was a sign that their misadventures are far from over. After Ted fell asleep during the flight, having had a dream about reminiscing about more horrible war experiences, he found out that he slept through an attempted hijacking that left the flight crew badly injured and unable to control the plane further. It was a dark and cloudy night and with no clear indication of where the plane was headed, Ted and Elaine were left to control it, and they only received a call from an unknown source telling them how to land just as the plane was running out of fuel. With an airstrip close by, Ted had to take the advice and the plane landed harshly, but without any injuries from the passengers otherwise. After seeing a sign that read “Pantheonic Airlines”, it took a while for Ted and Elaine to process where they were, but the destination was something they later accepted, even with the greater number of strange events they’ll later come across.
  • One of the handful of airplane pilots that took a liking to Ted was Launchpad Mcquack, who is a competent pilot despite his record of crashing nearly everything he pilots while landing his vehicles. Ted was even invited to a place where Launchpad was piloting a new vehicle and was a copilot for said vehicle. The experimental aircraft was unlike anything that Ted had seen prior, though Launchpad was able to get a good grasp of the vehicle and both pilots were able to hold a conversation with each other during that time. Although Ted would end up boring some of the people he talked to with his long-winded stories, Launchpad didn’t hold that against him and was even going to offer some support to help Ted with trying to get out his lapses quicker. The conversation ended with Ted pointing out the aircraft was nosediving towards the ground and Launchpad corrected it too late, causing the vehicle to get wrecked, but neither pilot was seriously injured in spite of it. Although Launchpad’s landing skills in general leave a lot to be desired, Ted knows that Launchpad’s heart is in the right place and wouldn’t mind hanging out with him again.
  • Not only are airplanes and lunar shuttles present in the Pantheon, but so are a larger variety of aircraft that Ted hasn’t seen or heard of before. Ted ended up seeing a series of vehicles far removed from anything he’s piloted before both in function and appearance. Ted happened to be a witness for one of International Rescue’s missions and he met their leader, Jeff Tracy in the midst of it. Jeff told Ted about what he and his family do and offered Ted a tour of their base, which would include a better look at their vehicles. For as much of a flawed person Ted is, Jeff does believe that Ted has done a good job being a pilot that can rescue others in dire situations and has offered him continued support. Tails has offered Ted similar help, thanks to the fox being both a pilot and a mechanic for numerous aircraft, be it mundane or unusual. The irony of someone that’s essentially a child having to help an adult get through their problems wasn’t lost on Ted, but he didn’t mind it otherwise.
  • Ted’s experiences being part of a war remain a bad memory for him and the Pantheon being home to not just a variety of smaller ones, but one larger unending war, made it worse for him. He has tried to not let it get the better of him to mixed results, though he did find a few other deities who took part in different wars and have had bad experiences from them. Learning about what happened to Martin Walker and how much psychological damage he’s taken worried Ted greatly since he isn’t sure if Martin will be able to get his life back on track. Niko Bellic was another war veteran who Ted was able to meet up and despite Niko performing some morally grey actions in the present, he’s otherwise a generally friendly person who Ted was able to be amicable with.
    • As far as the numerous wars are concerned, Ted was more than bewildered when he found out about a series of conflicts that happened across different futuristic periods of time that utilized giant robots. Not only that, some of the participants of these wars were younger than he is and a majority of them were noticeably impacted from the battles they fought in. Even if the concept of a Gundam was a lot to take in, he’s still sympathetic towards many of the benevolent Gundam pilots and what they had to go through. Even if his circumstances are much more mundane, most of these aforementioned heroic pilots do return the sentiment in regards to Ted’s former wartime experiences and hope he can fully recover from it.
  • Whenever Ted talks for a very long time, there’s a good chance the person he’s telling his conversation to will get bored to the point that they’ll end up as a skeleton of their former selves. According to a few people who had the misfortune of listening to long-winded stories as told by Ted and Owl (the latter of whom somehow thinks that Ted would make a good storyteller), most people considered Owl’s stories to be less mind-numbingly dull. Ted would end up meeting another deity that’s into long conversations named Cyrus Albright, who was on an errand for the rest of The Eight Travelers, and the two ended up going to a bar a bit confused about what Cyrus wanted, especially when Cyrus started talking about magic, an unfamiliar concept to Ted. Ted did talk about what happened to him to Cyrus and in turn, the idea of technology seemed intriguing to him. While those who eavesdropped on their conversation apparently killed themselves in boredom (moreso in regards to Ted talking than Cyrus), Ted and Cyrus have since kept in touch with each other, even if it is very infrequent.
  • The fish being poisoned on the flight Ted was on ended up being the catalyst for Ted having to get back in the pilot’s seat to set things right. One thing that Ted learned about in the Pantheon was that there were a lot of chefs that put out some terrible food. While a good number of these awful cooks are actually benign otherwise, there was a group of cooks that Ted had to be worried about known as The Mafia of Cooks. Even if they aren’t the biggest threat in general, the fact that it’s possible some of their food could end up in another flight, combined with the fact that their members are willing to put up a fight if possible, was enough for him to worry about them derailing a potential flight and them interfering with him trying to get that flight to safety.
  • Glenn Quagmire had a job being a pilot for a commercial airline and lost it as a result of Peter Griffin’s antics. Peter and his friends put a flight at risk just to get Quagmire his job back, with Quagmire getting a pep talk from Hugh Hefner much like how Ted was encouraged by Rumack in order to get the plane to land. That said, Quagmire is considered by many in the Pantheon to be a creep and while Ted does know about Quagmire’s stint as a commercial flight pilot, an actual meeting with Quagmire isn’t something he’s eager to take part in.
  • Despite trying to point out to a court that Mayflower One had faults that made it unsafe to use, he got framed for the shuttle’s crash during testing of it and sent to a mental asylum as a result. Ted has developed a dislike towards morally corrupt law officials, notably Manfred von Karma since they’ll likely try to pull a repeat of what happened to Ted if offered to do so. Unlike that trial back then, the Pantheon has much more experienced legal practitioners that can help him out in a situation like this, alleviating some of his concerns about going through another lega trial.
  • Ted really doesn’t like HAL 9000 since it being an AI inside a spaceship that tried to kill its own crew members reminded him of ROK, a similar AI that he had to stop while in a different lunar shuttle. He has taken issue with AUTO as well and believes that the AI is very misguided in trying to uphold its own orders instead of acknowledging what’s at stake, though neither HAL nor AUTO care all that much about someone like Ted. While Ted destroyed ROK using a passenger’s briefcase bomb, that resulted in another challenge in trying to get the shuttle to land safely on the Moon. Many in the Pantheon consider Ted’s solution against ROK to be a last resort if AIs like HAL become a bigger problem than normal.


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