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    Eliphas (Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL
Eliphas, God of Knight Templars (The Radiant)
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  • Overdeity
  • Symbol: New Orders 13: Etherical Amon
  • Alignment: Lawful Evil -> Lawful Neutral
  • Portfolio: Wanting to Rank Up the chosen of the Astral World Methods be damned (Until his defeat... somewhat), Deconstructed Purity, The will of the Astral World, Order not being Good but still Somewhat Morally better than Chaos, Shining Draw whenever he feels like it, Angelic Transformations, Heroic Sacrifices, Egyptian Motifs
  • Domains: Law, Order, Light, Decay (formerly), Space, Ranks, Purity, Extremism
  • Heralds: The Yliaster
  • High Priests: The Royal Knights
  • Followers: Yomotsu Hirasaka, Danzo, The Forever Knights, Jet
  • Allies: Astral, Dartz, Eiki Shiki, Saiou "Sartorius" Takuma, Madoka Kaname, Oriko Mikuni, Two-Face (good side only), Hotaru
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Yuma, Tsukumo, Rei, Shingetsu, Shark
  • Enemies: YHVH, Metatron, Lucifer, Homura Akemi and practically anyone from the Grand United Alliance of Chaos (except maybe Asura), Sora Shiun'in, Judai "Jaden" Yuki, Sho Marufuji, Yusei Fudo, Yubel, Bruno/Johnny, Aichi Sendou, Shobu Kirifuda, Koichi Kimura, the Trollkaiger, Light Yagami, The OTHER Eliphas, Lucemon, Havik
  • Opposes: Chaos (naturally and obviously)
  • Conflicting Opinions: The Incubators
  • He was ascended to replace Altena under the request of Yuma Tsukumo and Eiki Shiki to be able to reform the GUAL. They actually had a good case for this, with Eliphas being from the Astral World, under threat from the attacks of the Barians. The Astral World and the Barian World were once one realm, but its inhabitants separated the two in an attempt to remove chaos from their world so that they could achieve Rank-Up. However, removing chaos has only led the Astral World to stagnate and decay, with its citizens falling prey to diseases and despair. In the aim of saving Astral World he was willing to allow the Human World to be destroyed, and would have Mind Raped his own herald Astral in further service of that goal if Yuma hadn't kicked his butt.
  • After his ascension, he tried to ally himself with YHVH and the GUAL due to sharing the same wish for a perfect world. Many feared he would go back to do similar stuff in the Pantheon as he did in the Astral World but Eliphas has started to work with Eiki Shiki to turn back the GUAL into its former Pure Law glory instead of the corrupted variant they both found. Also, because hey, he does owe Yuma for saving the Astral World.
    • Though he blames Lucifer and believes he was somehow responsible for this because in his mind, corruption=chaos and chaos=evil. Eiki had to metaphorically (and some say that even literally) pull his ear and scold him for this ridiculous leap in logic.
  • He rarely exits neither the Astral World nor his temple unless it's a very extraordinary situation. He prefers sending his herald Astral if something needs to be done. Eiki Shiki thinks that this is for the better, as Eliphas' Lawful Evil/Neutral and Astral's Lawful Good balance each other and this is what the Yamaxanadu was what she was planning to do with YHVH.
    • This has made Astral and Metatron acquaintances but Astral does think that he and his Master could be a lot less extreme. He gets along a little bit better with Mastema, but the Angel of Hostility can be an asshole half of the time.
  • Has started to oppose the Grand United Alliance of Chaos. While he agrees that they are not as abominable as the Barian World influenced by Don Thousand, he still thinks that a pure world can only be attained by eliminating chaos. Lucifer replied to him that his wish of evolution is a Chaotic one in nature, and as nasty as Don Thousand was, Eliphas was/is deluding himself if he believed no one would complain at his tyranny. Or for that manner, that change could be achieved without the intervention of chaos.
    • Though he doesn't seem like opposing Asura. Possibly because Yuma asked not to, or simply because he is smart enough to not even bother.
  • He also respects a little the Hope Bringers in the Pantheon, especially Madoka Kaname for ascending and attempting to work with the Incubators (as much as that backfired) and Kouta Kazuraba for more-or-less and his devotion to ideals. (Then again, being beaten by an untransformed Hope Bringer would make anyone respect them...)
    • However, Eliphas is deathly afraid of Flynn and avoids him like the plague after hearing what he did to Ancient of Days.
  • Absolutely hates the Trollkaigers, as not only it was one like them that temporarily corrupted his herald, they have started to annoy him due to that defeat he had and since the one who defeated him is considered a moron, they say he's a moron by proxy. He has a No Trolls Allowed! poster outside his temple ever since and is planning to make the order on the House of Commerce the standard for the rest of the Pantheon. It's not hard for most of the deities to agree on this one.
  • Does not know what to make of the Incubators. He thinks he would have employed them back in the bad days of his world so that they could have that decay and despair that was unnecessary for the Astral World, but now that his world was rewritten, he has no need for that. He does think that the Pantheon and Homura have been a bit too harsh on them as they were doing what they were doing for a good cause.
  • Does not like Light Yagami. Eliphas thinks he could have been such a prospective chosen one for rank up and the cause of purity, but he has been too consumed by his ego to be that. Shame, as he said.
  • Has been trying to snap Sartorius out of his brainwashing as the first step towards a perfect GUAL. It would be better if he was conscious while he preaches about the Light, as he believes it to be.
    • He earned the ire of one Judai Yuki by doing this because he wanted to help his friend to be outside the influence of the Great Will. The feeling is mutual since he feels that the humanoid duelist's ability to have lucky draws that aren't a Shining Draw must be somehow related to the Chaos Barian Draws he despises so much.
    • Yusei Fudo also hates him for being similar to Paradox, Yliaster/Aporia and Z-ONE. He simply shrugged this time.
  • May YHVH have mercy on thy soul, because Eliphas will not have any if thou even suggest he could ever be... Chaotic! - Eliphas 13:13
    • . ..Not that it helps since most of the Chaos Marines like to annoy him by quoting lines from the Chaos Lord Eliphas the Inheritor in front of him the few times he is around the Pantheon. To which he always responds by zapping those Chaotic fouls.
      • Then they started to delegate this to Astral. Eliphas almost smote his herald before Yuma stopped him. He has ever since banned him from going anywhere near them anymore. Which technically speaking, he already banned him to... He simply was more lenient with him about that.
  • While he hates Lucifer for being Chaos Incarnate, there's someone else he hates even more: Homura Akemi. Hates, hates, hates, hates, hates her. Hates her guts. Hates how "damned" (aka selfish and driven by desire) she is. Hates how she cheated her way into "rank up" by stealing the powers of a worthy ascended one.
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Greater Gods

    Bizarro 
Bizarro, God of Oddball Doppelgangers (B-0, Kent Clark, Not-Bizarro)
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    Reinforce Eins 
Reinforce Eins, The Goddess Who Wasn't Really Evil (Eins, The Will of the Book of Darkness, Kurohane, The Tome of the Night Sky)
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Intermediate Gods

    The Barian Emperors 
The Barian EmperorsMembers , Deities of Unwittingly Evil Enforcers (Warriors of the Crimson World, Power Rangers Barian Force, Barian Rangers, Chaos Sentai Barianrangers, Barian Senshi; Ryoganote ; Durbenote ; Mizaelnote ; Alitonote ; Giragnote ; Rionote ; Vectornote )
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From left to right: Vector, Alito, Rio/Merag, Ryoga/Nasch, Durbe, Mizael, Girag
Barian forms 
  • Intermediate Deities
  • Symbol: The Barian Emblem
  • Theme Song: Warriors Of The Crimson World - The Barians from the ZEXAL Sound Duel 5 album.
  • Alignment: Neutral Good for Durbe and Merag, Chaotic Good for Nasch, Alito and Girag, Lawful Good for Mizael and True Neutral, formerly Lawful Good for Vector. Chaotic Neutral/True Neutral (Chaotic Evil for Vector) while under Don Thousand.
  • Portfolio: Mouthless Energy Beings, Curiosity For Human Culture, Don't Have to Eat, yet Enjoy Eating Anyways, Anti Villainous Quirky Miniboss Squad, Well Intentioned Extremists, Named After the Big Dipper, Determinators, Having Human Disguises Because They Used To Be Humans, Laser-Guided Amnesia, Dying as Yourself, Go Out with a Smile, Later revived by Yuma with the Numeron Code
  • Domains: Personal Appearance, Space, Chaos, Life, Death, Villainy, Subordination
  • Heralds: Valon, Amelda, Rafael and Bommer
  • Followers: Lutecia Alpine, Wismerhill, Victor Stecker-Epps, Michael Bishop, Donny Vermillion, Damien, Lady Babel, John Jaspers
  • Allies: All ascended heroic Yu-Gi-Oh! deities especially Yuma Tsukumo and Astral, Kaito Kumon/Kamen Rider Baron, Gentaro Kisaragi/Kamen Rider Fourze, Takumi Inui/Kamen Rider Faiz, Arata Kagami/Kamen Rider Gatack, Amethyst, Terra, Zangief, Alcor, Beat (TWEWY), Nana
  • Rivals: Jack Atlas, Yusei Fudo, Seto Kaiba (Mizael)
  • Enemies: Don Thousand, Number 96: Black Mist , Dartz, The Light Of Destruction, YHVH and the GUAL, The Trollkaiger (Especially Yuuki Terumi, Handsome Jack and Basco ta Jolokia), Ragyo Kiryuin, Master Xehanort, HYDRA, Kogane/Kamen Rider Mars, ZeedMilleniumon, The Psycho Rangers, Masato Kusaka/Kamen Rider Kaixa, M. Bison, Sheev Palpatine, Slade Wilson/Deathstroke, Evolto/Kamen Rider Evol, Lucifer, The Administrators, Monokuma and his Mastermind, SHOCKER, Vanitas, Fuhrer King Bradley, Father Homunculus
  • Odd Friendship: Hime Shirayuki, Cirno (Rio)
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork/Headbutting Heroes: Eliphas, Sora Shiun'in; Bruno Borreli, Johan Anderson, Jack Atlas, Anna Kozuki (Vector)
  • Opposes: All cat deities, Sora and Haruka Kasugano, Eliza and Neil Reagan (Rio)
  • Opposed by: Ika Musume (Shark); Rohan Kishibe (Girag)
  • Annoyed by: The Itazura Griefers (except Vector)
  • Conflicting Opinion: Takuma Saiou, Homura Akemi; Makoto Itou (Durbe); Daenerys Targaryen (Mizael)
  • The Seven Barian Emperors are the leaders of the Barian World and are also its top enforcers. They brainwashed most innocents in their worldinto Mooks in order to further the destruction of the Astral World. They consist of Nasch, Merag, Durbe, Alito, Girag, Mizael and Vector who actually were once human beings with the Legendary Numbers being related to their past lives and were chosen by Don Thousand for the reason that Astral sealed said Numbers away.
    • That is why they have ascended for their then-pending position. When they became Barians, it wasn't a true willing decision; he secretly manipulated events in their past lives and coerced them into doing various things they wouldn't normally do (especially Vector) and so, they now hold the trope of Minion Manipulated into Villainy as decreed by the Court of the Gods.
  • When Ryoga, Rio and Vector found out the rest of the Emperors had ascended, they packed their bags, made preparation for their High Priests to take their former positions and reunited with them. The other Emperors are happy to see Nasch and Merag again, but Vector... they just gave him a flat 'Yay'.
    Vector: Oh come on! Show a little enthusiasm for your old friend!
    Durbe: We consider you less of a friend and more of a sympathetic annoyance.
    • They became more exasperated the moment he invited the rest of the Itazura Griefers for the housewarming. You can guess what happens next. This is the price they pay for sticking together against Don Thousand...
    • By the way, their temple is a combination of the Kamishiro mansion and the BARian. Most of the other Emperors stick around other places so you'll mostly see Alito and Girag there.
  • As is customary upon ascension, the Barian Emperors have now regained the past memories that Thousand erased. Now, they have even more reason to go after him and this time they are not alone.
  • Applies to all of them:
    • Yuma and Astral also came by to greet the rest of the Emperors after their recent ascension and the two were very glad they're here. Not all of the heroes of the dueling multiverse are ready to quickly accept them yet though, as the Emperors have done some heinous actions towards others that warrant their criticism. They won't oppose that regardless, but Yuma and Astral are in the process of fully convincing the others that they won't be harming anyone needlessly anytime soon.
      • They obviously are not happy that Don Thousand was here before the rest of them did and are preparing countermeasures against him. Thousand himself is trying to find a way to get them to fight on his behalf once again, albeit without them knowing it. The other villains from their multiverse like the Light of Destruction and Zorc Necrophades are also no better who responded with scoffing.
      • Eliphas is a little irked that they have ascended, mostly because they are Barians who have residual energy that the Astral World cast out; he forgave them somewhat after hearing that they were normal human beings once until Thousand sought them out, but still remains wary of them as they still committed countless atrocities. Likewise, the Emperors grit their teeth at his attitude towards them. Then there's Sora Shiun'in and Yuri, two Fusion Duelists who aided in the Fusion Dimension's invasion of the Xyz Dimension's Heartland with the latter taking some pleasure in it; the Emperors cannot condone what they have done even though they have changed for good and likewise, the Fusion Duelists are currently getting over their biases if they want their relations to smoothen.
      • Takuma Saiou would be condemned by them since he brainwashes people for his cult but they can't truly hate him because he is rendered Brainwashed and Crazy by the Light of Destruction and Nasch himself is working to permanently snap him out of it, though they will still oppose him if he goes too far though. Same thing with Dartz and the Seal of Orichalcos and Nasch finds losing his people of Atlantis far too reminiscent of losing his own empire of the Poseidon Ocean.
    • Barians are essentially Energy Space Demons who achieved Rank Up and went to the Barian World. As Energy Beings they have no digestive abilities or other bodily functions, so they lack orifices humans would need to survive like ears, mouths, and noses. Despite that, they really enjoy it when they are in their human forms, especially Girag. They can be seen eating with Amethyst who also enjoys eating and Alito also loves sparring with her.
    • They have been compared to the Power Rangers and Magical Girls more than once. With the exception of Alito (who wanted to be The Leader because he was red) and Girag (who couldn't help but be flustered), they aren't exactly thrilled with the idea. Durbe even said that had they actually been in a Toku show, they would have been monsters instead. Still, the (defunct) Toku Base welcomes their help even if they are less confident about their alliance against SHOCKER.
      • Gentaro Kisaragi is willing to befriend them once he heard from Yuma about their circumstances and is hoping that they fully change for the better; Alito sees him as "an angel" not unlike how he sees Yuma and Kotori which the other Emperors roll their eyes at. Kaito Kumon also feels bad for them as they were forced to serve a being more powerful than them and the promise of power to restore his home shrine is exactly why he becomes an Overlord Inves; they were sad it turned out this way for Baron but they accept his help when he's available. Takumi Inui and Arata Kagami understand Rio and her brother's ordeal and the former has agreed to keep Masato Kusaka away from the Emperors since they remind them a lot of the Renegade Orphnochs.
      • The connections with Toku Base has gained them some enemies in the form of the Psycho Rangers and Basco, who see the similarity, and Kusaka who wants to kill "those evil monstrous aliens". The Emperors also hate comparisons to Evolto, who did his crimes all to destroy the Earth of his universe which is something they refuse to condone ever; Evolt likewise finds them interesting in that they are examples of humans turning into something far worse while being controlled by an uncontested force of chaos which furthers his belief of humans being lower than him.
    • If there is something that they can all agree is that they HATE villains who corrupt/brainwash/override people's personalities in any way, having been victims of that themselves especially Alito and Girag. Ragyo Kiryuin, HYDRA, Kougane, ZeedMilleniumon, all of them are on their shit list as a result, alongside others. Before you ask, yes they are aware that they also have this power themselves but they don't like it anymore for the same reasons and will only use it if they deem it absolutely necessary.
      • Rio also heard that Nobuyuki Sugou was researching on mind control. If he actually manages to perfect it, she won't hesitate on freezing him over with Zerofyne and Ragna Infinity. The other Emperors agree with her.
    • As they were manipulated into evil by Don Thousand, the Emperors have a sore spot for nefarious villains who made minions out of unwilling people such as Sheev Palpatine, M. Bison and Slade "Deathstroke" Wilson. Slade scoffs them off for something he himself wouldn't bat an eye on while Bison and Palpatine can see why Thousand utilize them for his plans and find it a great shame that they won't cooperate with them instead. This also got them allies in Beat, Zangief and Terra who were swayed by their evil bosses thinking that they will be promised what they want (Beat with bringing back Rhyme, Zangief with making the world better and Terra with proper guidance) and promised to join them in taking them down. Terra seems to like Rio, as she looks and acts like a "Mini-Aqua", a comment she got flustered by and she and the other Emperors have called Terra a "honorary Barian Emperor" due to their similarities.
    • The two respective absolutes of law and chaos, YHVH and Lucifer have obviously not earned them favours from the Barian Emperors. YHVH is furious of more agents of chaos threatening his power while Lucifer is trying to coax them into joining his side by making himself seem more benevolent than Thousand. It did not work as they know in spite of him being less vile than Thousand, Lucifer still has less-than benevolent intentions for them in mind.
    • The Akunin Sentai Trollkaiger once tormented them by pressing their buttons relating to their past lives (and also gave Shark onions and peppers) and the Emperors retaliated by sending their Ranked-Up aces to blast them away. Since then, that incident has left both parties with bad impressions of each other; not that the Trollkaiger have a good rep to begin with as Vector noted.
    • The Barian Emperors are named after the stars of the Ursa Major constellation, though they lack the "Alcor" in their formation. Sure enough, Alcor the Anguished One appears before them offering his hand in an alliance, proclaiming that he too distrusts Lucifer and opposes a being not unlike Don Thousand. At first they were a little hesitant since he does act just like Lucifer, but accepts anyway since he offers more good help than Lucifer did and he did expressed some good intentions. Nana also got along with them even though there aren't much Barians going around than them and agreed that Don Thousand's ideology cannot be followed willingly.
      • They join Alcor in his quest to defeat The Administrators who destroyed his world to the point that he's enraged at them and they agree seeing that the Admins are what would happen if Eliphas resorted to destruction; doesn't help that they got Eliphas to their side and he doesn't like the Emperors already. The Admins themselves are undeterred, still focusing on their given directives.
    • Shark would have said that Homura is like Kaito or even like himself but given what she did, he's hesitant to advocate for her. Though he's sympathetic that she had to discover she was a witch and understands there are times to do a Face–Heel Turn, he does not like the notion of betraying one's friends, especially for an entitled sense of protection; he betrayed Yuma to truly protect other people and he became the hope for them after all. The other Emperors agree that Homura had gone too far in protecting Madoka but when they heard she's already blaming herself lately, they decide to not pressure her further.
    • The Emperors have a disdain for Vanitas, as they see him as not only Don Thousand but worse but also what would happened if they go too far as well as Master Xehanort for manipulating Terra which also hit Vector too close to home, and also Vector is petty about how Xehanort is as much of a devious schemer as he is, causing the other Emperors to Face Palm. Vanitas think they're too worthless for his time and likes them better if they stayed evil while Xehanort sees them as no better than what he made Terra to be: only pawns to be manipulated to serve an end.
    • The Barian Emperors despise Führer King Bradley and to an extent, Father Homunculus for having pieces of some of their souls ripped off and cloned in the process that brought Bradley to the Pantheon which grimly reminded them of Don Thousand sending countless souls from their past lives to power the chaotic energy and merge it with the living world. Bradley and Father are undeterred by their oppositions; they do recognize their threat but are so confident of their aims that they find not much worth in actively hindering them.
  • Exclusive to Ryoga/Nasch:
    • Nasch and Merag were once beloved rulers of an oceanic kingdom called the United Lands of the Poseidon Ocean. One day, Vector attacked them with a fleet of ships and several Gorgonic Guardians. Merag sacrificed herself to summon Crystalzero purify the god Abyss after refusing help from Durbe and a funeral is held after Vector retreated temporarily. With Abyss on his side, Nasch then declare war on Vector's kingdom in retribution and on the way, he rescued a little girl named Iris who looked like Merag. They finally chased to Vector and a Shadow Duel ensues between them in a tunnel that would become a Numbers ruins with the lives of their armies at stake. Nasch won but lost all of his army in the process due to Vector's mill strategy and Vector barely survives to escape to his kingdom, with Nasch following suit. He finds that Vector slain all of his people for opposing him and beats him in a second Shadow Duel, causing his soul to be condemned to the dark abyss. With all of his people and loved ones dead and gone including Iris, Nasch gave up his life and let his soul be absorbed into the Barian World where Iris' and his people's souls headed to. Unbeknownst to him, Don Thousand influenced Merag to sacrifice herself which started the Shadow Duel in the first place.
      • The two rulers were later reincarnated into Barians and Thousand made Nasch their leader. Irate, Vector held Merag hostage and used "Giant Sky Sword" to open a bottomless rift to push Merag in with Nasch jumping after her where they seemingly became lost forever, until Abyss rescued them and resurrects them into the bodies of the original Ryoga and Rio Kamishiro who died in a car accident with their parents. Since then, they lived their new lives without their past lives' memories and the rest is history.
    • Here's a humourous summary of why Shark ascended. He was not pleased when hearing this, feeling that the trope would be more like "Barian In The Mirror" for him but hey, at least he got to meet his friend Yuma and apologize again. Later on, he's glad he doesn't have to hold on to the trope any longer now that he gave it to his High Priest.
    • He has bonded with the Puella Magi right after his initial ascension because what happened to him is similar to an extent to what happened to Sayaka Miki. He is very close to her because of their mutual water motifs and their reveals but he likes all of the girls in general. Madoka reminds him of a more sensible Yuma, Kyoko of himself too and Nagisa/Charlotte of a much more sympathetic Vector; they all do share his woes regarding Homura and Shark hopes to ease Sayaka's anger towards her.
    • Shark also gets along with the Armored Riders of Zawame City with surprising ease. He likes Kouta because he reminds him of a more down-to-earth Yuma (the sensible part is easy but reminding him of such an idealistic guy is not), Hideyasu since both of them are stronger while good, and Mitsuzane because of that Best Bud-Turned-Villain thing. Kouta was actually taken aback a little at first after finding out that he was the leader of the Barians and metaphorically became their hope since you know, though later on he's relieved that Shark is not planning to serve Thousand any longer. Hideyasu exasperates him but was ultimately trying his best to be better and Micchy was glad to see more examples of those renouncing evil coming in seeing that when he became a bad guy it brought him nothing short of tragedy after tragedy which Shark is bummed out at and reassures Micchy that he'll become a better hero after this.
    • HATES Bruce, the Kraken and the Abyssals due to giving sea animals and Abyss water monsters a bad name even if he started using Abyss monsters as Nasch. He particularly hates Re-Class for her annoying habit of saluting (in a way that reminds him of Vector) and Wo-Class because of the implications that she might be a revived Kisaragi, meaning that Abyssals and Barians aren't so different, something that irks him to no end.
      • He has befriended Kisaragi for this reason and is sad that she really could be Wo-Class. She in exchange introduced Akagi to him to remind him that, yes, he could have fought his fate if he can. They both agreed to join him against Don Thousand since he tried to restrict Shark from being fully good. On a tangentially related note, Shark tried to befriend Ika Musume on the grounds that she wasn't really that evil, unlike the Kraken. Too bad she doesn't like sharks as the convincing ended up fallen on deaf ears.
    • He seems to like Yu Narukami for being a such a good brother figure to his cousin and something else related to his other friend Yuma, relating to his protectorate with Rio. Narukami hopes that Shark becomes a better person after all he had gone through now that he's no longer under Thousand's control and Shark himself hopes that Narukami continues to look after Nanako as well as her growing up well.
    • As for the other duelists he befriended, Ryoga likes hanging out with Yugi Muto after having a duel with him and being told that he is just like his best friend. Ditto with Johan Anderson, who is like a bro to him, and Judai Yuki for being like a more serious Yuma, though he's still baffled as to how Judai can draw everything he wants without Shining or Chaos Draws, and was reminded that he's just that darn lucky and that Yuma used to be his High Priest. He is also friendly towards Carly Nagisa, mostly because he has been Brainwashed and Crazy like her (somewhat) and being a Barian is not that different from being a Dark Signer.
  • Exclusive to Rio/Merag:
    • In a world where people turn to evil because of brainwashing, possession or corruption of any kind, Rio and Ryoga Kamishiro stand out that they turned against and betrayed all of their friends with nothing of that affecting their decision. Rio's reason in particular was to stand by her brother and the Barian World as she discovered what she actually was. Her situation is... kind of complex too. She was brainwashed in her past life for a Secret Test of Character and to force her brother into a decision and people around her were brainwashed but that didn't influence her decision in her current life to throw everyone under the bus for the sake of Barian World and their subjects who reside there. Because her decision to turn against her friends was out of her own free will, she had the same free will to turn good and she wasn't that comfortable with being evil anyways, especially not after Tetsuo tried to reach to her. Not that she was truly Forced into Evil, but being the punching bag of Vector and especially Don Thousand wasn't a comfortable deal.
      • Nowadays, she has the opportunity to make amends for herself and others in the Trope Pantheons and she exclaimed that she never felt so relieved doing so since getting out of the hospital from her blindness.
    • Was somewhat surprised by the fact that Hime Shirayuki sounds similar to her, has developed a (somewhat odd) friendship with her. Hime has tried to tell her that they are similar in that Rio used to be a princess prior to becoming a Barian, but Rio herself still finds their friendship to be weird. The same can't be said with Sonata Dusk, not only because she is a villain who brainwashes people but also because Sonata is an idiot of the degrees that she cannot tolerate, and in some ways the singer is her total opposite, being a siren-turned-human.
      • She also found out that when she speaks in English, she sounds just like Nurse Joy. Rio respects her a lot because there was that one time that she was an Ill Girl due to a blindness.
    • Dear goodness, don't call her "Shark's sister" or anything between those words, just... don't. Rio loves her brother even if she doesn't show it at times, but even then it's one of the few things will make her go Not So Stoic because she wants to prove herself as her own person and not to be used against her brother again. But she doesn't love her brother in that way, even if she gave him rings! There are some gods who give her weird looks because there is the rumour that she is incestous with her brother so she was glad that at least Queen Elsa, a fellow Ice Queen, has defended her against those rumours.
      • Also goes without saying that she is squicked by the Kasugano twins and she has No Sympathy towards Sora too. While she does pity that she is an Ill Girl, she doesn't feel like that justifies being incestous because she also was an Ill Girl and because of a car accident at that. Sora for her own part ignores Rio, finding her to be a bitch who can't handle the subject of incest which furthers Rio's opposition.
    • Cats are another thing that can make her lose it. No, she doesn't hate them they just scare her. This doesn't seem to include other felines, since she was fine with Alito having a lion monster, so it didn't stop her from becoming allies with the Black Lion Rio. Mele once confused her for him and... it got awkward to say the least.
    • Is not fond of fellow Ice Queen Esdeath, who she sees as someone who just goes along the ride of corruption. Too bad that her attempts at duking it out against her go about as well as her attempts to fight off Vector due to Esdeath's ability to freeze time. Luckily, the other Emperors are always ready to give her a hand no matter what.
      • There are good-aligned ice users around and Rio got around to meet Mitsuru Kirijo and Weiss Schnee, both of whom she sympathized for their familial troubles (Weiss especially) as well as being glad that they are slowly opening up to others and the two women likewise are happy to befriend her. Through Terra, Rio meets Aqua who he once compared Rio to; they got on quite along even relating to the temporarily evil thing Aqua had the misfortune to be in.
    • She's also not impressed in the least with Embryo, who claims that he admires women that are "strong and independent" because in her eyes, he is just another person who thinks that girls are merely pretty decorations and uses that as an excuse to reduce them. The fact that he can control magic users just makes it worse, but she cannot do anything about it for the same reason. Embryo's only response is to tell her to come back after a few years have passed by which does nothing but disgusts Rio further.
    • Rio finds herself befriending the ice fairy Cirno, on a day when Cirno accidentally crashes into her while on the way back from the nearest mall. Cirno was instantly taken over by Rio's prettiness and vows to fight for her to get her to appreciate her prowess, something Rio is humouring for now but she is also legitimately looking out for her safety as Cirno can be quite reckless. Anivia took a liking to Rio once she feels Rio's deck's aura, which also has ice-themed birds like her; this also got Rio acquainted with Ashe who fights alongside Anivia. Rio is worried that Ashe is Exposed to the Elements and might get colds from fighting outside a lot though Ashe assures her she's already used to it. Ashe and Anivia agree to team up with her to take down the evil Kaldr, who has less than benevolent intentions for the Pantheons in store.
    • She finds herself disgusted at the Reagans, who mistreated Candy very horribly and Neil tried to force her into a relationship with him which prompted her to always freeze or hailstorm them on sight. The Reagans are obviously scared shitless of Rio because she has actual powers and they don't and they are finding ways to protect themselves soon.
    • As she is not truly human, even Rio ended up becoming too smitten to Luka whose scent attracts non-human girls. Luckily, Rio snaps out with the helps of his wife Alice who assures her that this is normal for her husband; they still remain friends but they do socialize online which circumvents his scent.
  • Exclusive to Durbe:
    • Durbe was a knight who was friends with Nasch and helped him defend against Vector and his forces after their brainwashing. When he got back to his own kingdom, his fellow knights were controlled by Don Thousand to kill him and his pegasus Mach with Thousand knowing that Durbe is unwilling to kill them.
    • As he had a deep friendship with Mach, Durbe relates with Rider whose Noble Phantasm involves summoning her world's Pegasus to attack her enemies as well as being very loyal to their allies. Durbe does feel bad that Rider has a bad Master in Shinji, but she made it clear that Sakura is her real Master which relieved him as he does not want her to experience further mistreatment from an uncaring superior like he did.
    • Since Durbe has something in common with Makoto Itou, he has been targetted by Kotonoha and Sekai for reasons he can't quite understand. Makoto himself is a point of conflicting opinions for him too. He also sounds like Roland, which has made him a target of Trollkaiger member Handsome Jack who called him a worthless alien bandit. Great, as if having to tolerate Vector and dodge his fellow Griefers wasn't bad enough... Speaking of Roland, he finds Durbe to be a valuable ally and they both now work together to defeat Handsome Jack for real good.
      • Noriaki Kakyoin also shares a voice with him and they both got along for being loyal allies to their respective leader-friends. Durbe sympathized with his Friendless Background and how Dio forced him to serve against his will, though Kakyoin assures him that Jotaro and the others finally gave him the connections he needed.
  • Exclusive to Mizael:
    • Mizael was a once a warrior who fought alongside his dragon Jinlon who saved him after he escaped from his villager's destroyers. After Jinlon and Mizael were accused for a deluge that flooded another village, they got attacked and defeated by a neighbouring army who proceeded to take over the land Mizael defended. It's only when he's on the verge of death did he found out Don Thousand orchestrated everything but his memories got erased by having his Over-Hundred Number embedded in his heart.
    • Looking for a new challenge for his ace Galaxy-Eyes Tachyon Dragon, Mizael went to the House of Dragons. He has nothing but respect for Io, Bahamut and Tiamat since they hold ultimate dominion over dragons and surprisingly made friends with the Dragon Pokemon (even those outside the house like Charizard and Kingdra) as he really admires their power. Some denizens there also are willing to be his opponent as well as his fellow duelists Seto Kaiba, Jack Atlas and Yusei Fudo, something Mizael takes delight in. Shinji Kido expect the best of Mizael once he heard from Yuma that he changed and Mizael likewise agrees while waiting to see Dragreder's true capability. He felt some kinship towards Shenron for reminding him of his lost friend Jinlon; Shenron respects Mizael's wish of not bringing back Jinlon as it's a reminder that Don Thousand had left a deep scar in his soul.
      • But not all the meetings there are positive, both inside and out. He really despises Acnologia for being a disgrace of a dragon who threw his humanity just to be the strongest and kill everyone unlike him, who did it to protect the ones he loves (and the transformation wasn't even a willing one) and has promised to one day rank up Tachyon enough to destroy Acnologia. Same goes with Mordremoth whose jungle can corrupt its surroundings and Mizael swore to protect his allies from now on. The dragonslayer Ornstein and Smough would rather be rivals to Mizael than true allies as Ornstein vows to erase Tachyon Dragon for good, bumming Mizael out though he finds Smough more reasonable but still competitive. On one hand, he commends Daenerys for bringing back dragons in her world and become a capable leader but on the other he can't agree on her lashing out against her enemies that had involved innocents, making him conflicted on her. Daenerys herself refutes that Mizael did a lot of bad himself but he countered that he's only in for his rivalry against Kaito and was coerced to join Thousand anyway, a fact Daenerys is slowly processing with a little opposition.
  • Exclusive to Alito:
    • Alito was a gladiator in his life, winning his fights with his bare hands and also a beloved one among children. But during his spar with the prince he befriended, the prince's confidants frame him and the prince orders his execution for those false charges. Later on, it turns out Don Thousand possess the prince to order the execution in the first place.
    • As someone who loved to fight in the arena, Alito got along with Maximus Decimus Meridius who managed to start a revolution against his rulers as revenge against the deaths of his wife and son though Maximus is saddened that Thousand forced Alito to be wrongfully executed. They do spar with each other from time to time and fight enemies together on another. Akihiko Sanada also joined in on Alito and Girag's training as well as eating meat together at the House of Food.
    • As Alito also befriends children, Gamera finds him friendly enough to hang around and Alito himself is amazed that a kaiju dedicates himself to protect others than destroy their homes. They do team up when Gamera needs some help against small scale threats.
    • He also likes to go to the House of Love to hit on girls. A lot. While he doesn't get too much success, he has managed to become friends with Saori Takebe. They did try to go on a date together, but it resulted in what could be described as something involving her friends' tank, bad pickup lines and some other stuff.
  • Exclusive to Girag:
    • Girag was once Souhachi Kiraku, a wise and benevolent warrior who loved to share what he gained from his conquests to his people and met the tanuki Ponta while on the battlefield once who agree to become his double and help him win more conquests. Kiraku later heard some vassals are not happy with him sharing the obtained wealth and also realize he'll lose the next battle, so he's forced to part ways from Ponta, who felt heart-broken from the decision. It turns out Don Thousand manipulated the vassals' minds and also embed Girag's Over-Hundred Number into his heart, erasing his memories and made him forget Ponta.
    • As he was a great warrior in his time, Girag gained a Friendly Rivalry in Miyamoto Musashi who heard about his exploits beforehand. Musashi was very bummed that Thousand manipulated a warrior like him to do his dirty bidding and he's happy to join Girag in taking him down, even if Thousand might be very strong than most swordsmen.
    • Due to his desire to make manga, Girag has tried to get close with the Ashirogi Muto duo, who could only tell him to keep practicing. Though the fact that Takagi sounds like Vector has unnerved him and his partners more than once. All Rohan Kishibe had to say to his art is "Your terrible art can never be on the level of mine! Come back when you do get better... in the next decade!" which discourages Girag greatly.
    • Girag was very discouraged to reveal that he wanted to draw manga because he likes Magical Girl shows but both Kanji Tatsumi and Nyarko have to tried to convince him that it's not a big deal. He has started to take a liking to Rise Kujikawa too, which also embarasses him to no end though she does assures him that everybody else like her music and they don't question each other a lot.
    • Felt a little kinship in Mamizou and the Tanuki from Tama Hill as they remind him of Ponta. Mamizou did prank him once by pretending to be Ponta but he knew Ponta so well since Mamizou did say something Ponta wouldn't say. Despite the scuffle, they still became friends.
  • Exclusive to Vector:
    • Vector was once a good prince, who decided to defy his tyrannical father by declaring a peace treaty with the other kingdoms his father seeks to conquer. The king was so enraged by this to the point that he tried to murder his son but Vector's mother shielded him, sacrificing herself and later his father died from the illness he had earlier. Thousand then comes down to manipulate Vector's memories of the events, making him believe he killed his own parents and thus ended up becoming like his father, something Thousand is counting on. Vector later on attacked Nasch and Merag's kingdoms, with Merag sacrificing herself to purifying Abyss and Nasch beating him in two Shadow Duels (the latter duel happened after he returned to his kingdom while losing a lot of his men); Vector lost the second Shadow Duel and he died by being dragged into the darkest abyss by the souls he condemned. Thousand now has his most dangerous enforcer yet.
      • After this, Nasch and Merag were resurrected and Nasch is made leader of the Barians, something Vector is irked by to the point of holding Merag hostage. Vector then open a dimensional rift by using "Giant Sky Sword", throws Merag there and made Nasch dive after her; Vector finally believed he got them dead while Durbe thought they disappeared when in reality they reincarnated by fusing with the original Kamishiro twins.
    • Nowadays, Vector is mostly neutral; he'll either aid the good guys or screw with them for kicks and also side with some bad guys pragmatically so that he can screw with them. He can't shake off his old bad habits, it seems.
    • Became friends with Tohru Adachi and Miyo Takano for being redeemed trolling not-too-obvious villains. They and some other adepts have formed the Itazura Griefers to oppose the Trollkaiger and the Lol Rangers. None of them like the former but it goes double for Vector since he used to take a lot of cues from Terumi.
    • Has a high intolerance towards people who corrupt others since that was what turned him to evil in the first place, but especially Molag Bal for enticing others do evil for the hell of it. Molag Bal himself laughed so hard when he heard of Vector's past, even praising Don Thousand for breaking a good prince like him into a scoundrel, further earning Vector's eternal ire. The former mad prince doesn't like Tzeentch neither, as the Liar God reminds him even MORE of Thousand and it makes him wonder if he had anything to do with the corruption of the Barian World and/or DT. He does have a certain degree of respect for him because after all, it doesn't pay to underestimate your opponents.
      • However, what Vector truly believes to be his real enemy is the very existence of Rule 43, as it was its existence that gave Thousand the idea of corrupting him and since Slaanesh is also a chaos god that enforces its very idea, Vector hated him. Slaanesh himself is very unconcerned with Vector's ire, finding it to be expected from former victims of mental corruption.
    • Some people like bringing up the fact that he cosplayed as Dandylion. But alas, the Trollkaiger really can't use this to get back at him since he thinks that the costume was very comfy.
    • Surprisingly, he respects those that follow his old portfolio so long as they pull it off well enough. Deep down, he does wish that they would come around like he did but he doesn't pressure them. For this reason, he doesn't have a problem with Prince Hans and only chided him for grabbing the Villain Ball when keeping up the façade would have been better. Also doesn't like his former follower, Felix; his betrayal and fake friendship wasn't as good by his standards because unlike Felix, Vector grew to legitimately consider Yuma as a true friend unlike him who never wants one.
      • Vector also commended Airy, Nui Harime and Raynare for their deceptive plans, though that doesn't stop him from opposing Nui for being a Trollkaiger member, and the latter, due to using the name Yuma as her alias. As for Airy, he is neutral about her as her being absorbed by Ouroboros reminded him of what Don Thousand did to him after failing. For Stocking, he's actually very wary of her seeing as she is actually a devil working for Corset and who knows how far she will go now.
      • Discord and Vector become instant best buds since they were formerly vile tricksters who did it all for kicks and legitimately turn over a new leaf from undeterred balls of sunshine who refused to give up on them (Fluttershy for Discord and Yuma for Vector. Vector likes to have fun with Discord and his shenanigans and the feeling is mutual and both also agree to help each other out when their respective Morality Pet gets hurt.
    • Would be boiled off alive than admit it openly but he has grown fond of Setsuna Higashi and Terra. The former because she supports his friendship with Yuma due to how genuine it became in the end and the latter because Vector pities him for what Xehanort has made him go through, which kinda reminded him of his own brush with Don Thousand. Curiously, this would make it the second time Terra's Horrible Judge of Character didn't backfire on him (Vector's title is kinda Obviously Evil and so is his appearance), though Ventus and Aqua still keep a close eye on Vector due to how deceptive the alien can be.
    • Has a very tense relationship with his fellow duelists in the "Johnny-come-lately" department (aka "the Bakuras") due to how he really was evil. Bruno does want to patch up but Johan is rather contemptous towards him as he feels that his acts are unforgivable. This mostly stems from the fact that they are more different; his direct predecessor was a villain but with amnesia and Johan was possessed to become evil. Jack Atlas doesn't like him neither; he doesn't like how Vector betrayed Yuma, though many can't ignore the physical similarities they have to the point that Vector joked about being the would-be child that Carly once dreamed of having with Jack. As a result, Carly has mentioned the desire of adopting Vector, much to Jack's dismay.
      • As both are redheaded Ax-Crazy friends of Yuma who have tried to kill him once at least, Anna Kozuki is the only ZEXAL deity that doesn't have quite as much Teeth-Clenched Teamwork with Vector. It helps that she was uh... absent when he made the reveal. Although Anna didn't take well when she found out that it was him who brainwashed Umimi, she eventually grew bored of trying to blow him up since it didn't work and prefered to join forces against Raynare for sulling Yuma's name instead.
    • His relationship with Mitsuzane Kureshima was also heading to be rocky, what with Vector reminding him a little bit of Redyue. But after hearing his backstory and that he did become good again in the end, they are on better terms than expected.
    • Due to their surprisingly similar pasts (where their fathers has killed the rest of their families and them becoming cynic afterwards), he is somewhat chummy with Kyoko Sakura. Kyoko is a little off-putted by him being a playful jerk but she knows she can handle someone like him, especially if he pushes it and likewise Vector finds her more tolerable than Homura or Sayaka because he himself can't handle those two.
    • Vector is insulted at the comparisons to Sora Takigawa/Gremlin, a serial killer turned Phantom who continues his killings even after falling into despair and turning into a Phantom; he makes it clear that for all of his deplorable moves, he wouldn't kill for some sick pleasure of enjoying strands of hair. Gremlin likewise also don't like the comparison to Vector, finding him a failure in his own mission that only focuses on mostly tormenting his enemies a lot. Vector the Crcocodile doesn't like to be confused for such a deplorable being with the same name and as such, distanced himself further from the Barian Emperor who finds this whole ordeal gut-busting.
  • "Bariaphose!"
  • Also found in Subordinates.

    Egil 
Egil, God of Well-Intentioned Antagonism (Leader of Mechonis, Aegir)
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    Harpuia 
Sage Harpuia, God of Noble Enforcers (Guardian of the Fierce Sky, Model H, Wise General Harpuia)
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  • Intermediate God
  • Symbol: His helmet facing left, or Biometal H
  • Theme Song: Flash Back, Harpuia, Resistance
  • Alignment: Lawful Good (Lawful Neutral for a short time)
  • Portfolio: Neo Arcadia's Noble Top Enforcer, Very Sympathetic Anti-Villain, Aerial Combat Mixed with Electricity, Tragic Hero Blinded by Pride, Twin Weapons, Harpy Eagle Fighter Jet Armed Phenomenon, Heel Realization and Face Turn
  • Domains: Good, Law, War, Protection, Wind, Lightning
  • Heralds
  • Followers: General Leo, Kronk
  • Superior: X (robotic "father"/master)
  • Allies:
  • Rivals: Rainbow Dash, Scanty and Kneesocks
  • Enemies:
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork with: HK-47, Bender Rodriguez
  • Additional Relationship: Erik Lensherr/Magneto
  • Is extremely uncomfortable around Katara, Cygnus Hyoga, Kuai Liang/Sub-Zero, and Mr. Freeze (despite not being so different) for obvious reasons.
  • Harpuia leads a Four Heavenly Kings-style quartet of Reploid siblings called the Four Guardians, including Fighting Fefnir, Hidden Phantom, and Fairy Leviathan, all based off the DNA of Original/Mega Man X. Loyally serving the orders of X and later Copy X, he destroyed any Reploid declared a threat to humanity without hesitation…but then his mission slowly changed when he discovered that the copy was nothing like the original and was in fact in league with the evil Dr. Weil. Since ascending after his conversion, the leader of the Four Guardians has been trying to convince Magneto that peaceful coexistence between humans and "superior" beings is possible.
  • Adell is seeking his aid against Overlord Zenon, seeing that Harpuia's nigh immunity to lightning and super sonic flight speed would (at least in theory anyway) give her trouble. His military experience as the leader of the Four Guardians and intellectual commander of the Rekku Army, otherwise known as the Strong Air Battalion or Army of the Fierce Sky, is perhaps an even bigger boon from his allegiance.
  • Has a rivalry with Rainbow Dash, which probably comes from them being so similar.
  • Possesses a deep-rooted hatred for Prometheus and Pandora for being Mavericks, to which they could honestly care less about. However, he is forbidden from directly attacking them due to their membership in the GUAG Token Evil Teammates. On the other hand, he's always at the ready in the event they slip up to be the first to exterminate them.
  • X represents hope for the human race, of which Madoka reminds him of. Which is why he is participating in "The Pantheonic Rebellion" and has designated Metatron as a Maverick to be terminated. He has brought the other three Guardians to assist in defending Madoka.
  • Harpuia had an encounter with Scanty and Kneesocks after they heard he had a connection with the devil, and were surprised that he was a good guy. They later sympathized with him over how "chaotic" Weil really was, and they became rivals of sorts. Harpuia hopes that they can become good while still enforcing the RRRRRRURUS, while the two demons think that he should return to his oppressive ways.
  • Spider-Man gained his allegiance for learning righteousness and responsibility much as he did in his day, albeit in entirely different ways; where Spidey initially didn't care so much about using his powers to do good, Harpuia for a long time was too caught up in doing so to realize he was being used to work evil instead.
  • Grey originally attacked him when they first encountered each other, due to the fact that he thought he was looking at the Model H Mega Man, Aeolus. After clearing up that mishap though, the two of them became allies, though Harpuia was shocked and angered about learning what his dishonorable and far less compassionate future counterpart was doing down in the mortal realms.
  • Doesn't have the best relationship with Elpizo, and vice-versa, both over the latter's Operation Righteous Strike and destroying X's original body to release the Dark Elf.
  • Was pleased to see his brothers Phantom and Fefnir get their own temples, as this allowed them to spread out more and perform their actual duties. The same couldn't be said for his sister Leviathan just yet, as her petition was somehow backlogged apart from the others.
  • When he heard about a certain Leviathan coming into the Pantheon, Harpuia…did not bum rush to greet that being. Instead, he ran a scan and research to make sure it's his sister, Fairy Leviathan. When it turned out to be a Tidehunter instead, Harpuia ceased all attempts to greet the being. The Siren General was found to still be in his temple.
  • Shortly after the politically-labeled Maverick Epsilon was reconstructed in the Pantheon, Harpuia went to meet with him to see what he was about. As Harpuia's attitude and design reminded Epsilon of his own loyal Cadre, Epsilon solicited the Sage's help in his quest to maximize the potential of Reploids. He gave Epsilon two conditions: no initiation of violent force against innocents of any kind, and no recruiting true Mavericks. Epsilon agreed.
  • One of their first acts was to recruit the Green Biker Dude to their cause as an example of creative Reploid engineering. Harpuia's loyalty to X, who GBD fought and died alongside in his first official mission, helped seal the deal with the former Maverick Hunter.
  • He also told Epsilon about several important things regarding his future world and Neo Arcadia, specifically tipping him off about Dr. Weil's evil, and informing him about the energy crisis as well as Ciel's role in Zero's reawakening. He was able to take Epsilon to meet Ciel upon her ascension to the Pantheon, resulting in her agreeing to work with them, in part to research Force Metal as a potential solution to the crisis.
  • Realized that their group would have to be a true resistance for all robot deities who don't wish for dominion over humans rather than a mere research and advocacy force for Reploids, with that plan hastening thanks to a surge of Maverick activity in the Pantheon. While Sigma and Ultron mucked around with both a merging-of-worlds plot and a mechanical outbreak in the Pantheon, with the Maverick Hunters joining group of heroes to stop them on both fronts, Harpuia, along with Epsilon, Ciel, and GBD all gathered and set the framework to transition their organization.
    • During this time, Harpuia convinced Phantom and Fefnir to enter this group after receiving blessings from X along with some of their own friends. He'd also had communications with Aigis, and while she couldn't dedicate enough time to join due to her capacity as a member of the Persona group Shadow Operatives, she did convince her "sister" robot Labrys as well as Lambda-11 to accept in her stead. Harpuia still pledged his assistance to her in case she ever needs it, recognizing her goodness.
    • After Ultron-Sigma's efforts were finally turned back, the set of eight appeared before the House of Justice and announced the creation of Liberion Arcadia. Then they retreated into said House where they had built a futuristic military base connected to the members' temples via teleport terminals.
    • They let a few other robots in on what they were doing, such as Proto Man, Repliforce, Grimlock, and Bass, but none of them answered the call. Instead, an android girl named 2B came to the base claiming she'd contemplated forming a group like theirs until she discovered it already existed. Showing some of her skills, she stated she was built to fight invasive machines. Harpuia was the first to recommend her approval, after which Epsilon and Ciel got on board and the others followed, making her their first new member post-announcement. Shortly afterwards, 2B spoke with the Wise General and the Rebellion Commander regarding her fellow YoRHa droids 9S and A2, who were both in storage awaiting titles; a place was reserved for 9S whenever his time came. Sure enough, 9S would take his place alongside 2B upon ascension with temples based on his hacking skills.
    • Prior to 9S joining the team, Labrys ended up recruiting ICEY, who Harpuia instantly liked as well due to her desire for freedom fitting the group's ideals as well as her X-like sense of mercy despite being built for combat. Epsilon would also bring in Quote and Curly Brace, two armed scout robots who saved an entire cave bunny civilization from certain doom. Thanks to Labrys and Lambda's allies emphasizing this point, the non-Reploid members each gained access to failsafes against the Sigma Virus.
  • After several incidents for the team taking on such enemies as the Corpus, Desperado, the Technocyte Infestation, and the members of Talon, 9S hacked into the systems of the Court of the Gods to push up Leviathan's petition to ascend, enabling Harpuia to finally officially assemble the Four Guardians together in the Pantheon, as well as figure out solid roles and ranks for each member of LA.
    • This also freed up the Herald seats in his temple to be filled by members of his air force, and since the Anchus brothers are already ascended that meant Aztec Falcon and Panter Flauclaws would be seated at his side. Unfortunately it also opened the door for Aeolus to enter through some immortal Reploid data, frustrating Harpuia and his loyalists to no end.

    Kuvira 
Kuvira, Goddess of Villains With Valid Arguments (The Great Uniter)
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  • Intermediate Goddess
  • Symbol: The Earth Empire insignia
  • Alignment: Lawful Evil, maybe Lawful Neutral now
  • Portfolio: Exceptional Earth- and Metalbender, Iron Lady of War, Utopia Justifies the Means, Ambiguously Evil and Virtuous Anti-Villain, The Generalissimo, Sees Teammates as Tools But is Otherwise Polite So Long as She is Not Questioned, The Chessmaster, Combat Pragmatist, Consummate Liar and Professional, Crazy-Prepared Control Freak, Well-Intentioned Extremist, Forgot Her Original Goal Only to Remember in the End, Drunk with Power, Proud and Temperamental, Long-Range Fighter, Travels On a Maglev, Will Chain Dissenters to Railways, Skilled in Metal Strangle, Sour Outside, Sad Inside, Parental Abandonment, Break the Haughty, Life Owed to Korra, Surrenders After Defeat
  • Domains: Earth, Metal, Order
  • Allies: Satsuki Kiryuin
  • Enemies: Zaheer, Amon, the House of Plants, Hero Killer Stain (former holder), High Councilor Kal-El/Regime Superman, Ahtal-Ka, Hilda
  • Respects: Avatar Korra
  • Opposed by: Asami Sato, Tenzin, Lin Beifong, Bolin, Mako, Varrick, Toph Beifong, Katara, Zuko, Greed, Olivier Armstrong, Maes Hughes, Princess Zelda, most in the Nature Preservers and Plants sub-houses
  • Opposes: Ozai, Ragyo Kiryuin
  • Coming from the wake of losing the Earth Queen to the Red Lotus, the chaos that ensued in the Earth Kingdom required order to return. With the Avatar in recovery and later missing, someone had to pick up the slack. However, the replacement king-to-be was unfit to rule given his privileged life (and even he realized that), and Suyin Beifong, the only leader in a position to fix this chaos, had refused to provide any aid, not even supplies. That's where Kuvira came in. Dejected at Suyin's refusal to help, and resolved to not let the feeling of abandonment affect the Earth Kingdom as it did her, she left Suyin's city of Zaofu behind, picked up the slack, and became the Kingdom's temporary leader, only to then reform and unite it as the Earth Empire.
    • After a harrowing fight against bandits, dissidents within her ranks, the resistance of Zaofu as well as Republic City, and finally against the Avatar herself and her friends, Kuvira and her forces were eventually defeated, and Korra managed to convince her to surrender.
    • As for how she was ascended to the Pantheon, someone in the Grand United Alliance of Law decided they could use someone like her and hope to turn her to their side once more, so they set a course for her to ride in on her really cool maglev. Fortunately, Eiki Shiki managed to get to the former commander as soon as she could and brought her into the Magistrate Judges. She also sent word to Korra about Kuvira's arrival.
    • Upon meeting with the Avatar again, as well as being told of what goes on in the Pantheon, Kuvira asserts that she still plans on atoning for the crimes she's done and hopes to do that by helping Eiki Shiki's faction; YHVH's agenda definitely does not have the interests of the masses in mind, which was why she became the Great Uniter in the first place.
  • One of the few allies she's genuinely made in the Pantheon was Satsuki Kiryuin, who also was a military-style dictator who did try to save the world but in the wrong way. That said, Satsuki did hold to some morals despite that, unlike Kuvira who lost sight of what was right. Kuvira has pledged to assist Satsuki in keeping Ragyo from having her way in the Pantheon.
  • Knows full well that not everyone else would be as forgiving of her being here as Korra, especially Lin (for betraying Suyin; Greed and Olivier both agree on this part), Asami (for killing her father), and Varrick (for forcing him to make that spirit vine cannon). She'd also rather not face Toph, especially since she's her younger self here (but still with the experiences of her 'present' self).
  • Is a pariah in the House of Nature, especially the sub-House of Plants, due to her use of spirit vines to power her heavy weaponry. Most of the more extremist members of the house (such as Battra) actively marked her as an enemy and vowed to bring her down.
  • The metal in her uniform isn't just fashionable, she also uses them as binders, anti-dissenter tools, and even wristblades. She is a Metalbender, after all, and very good at it. If there's metal on your uniform, she will use it against you in ways such as tossing you around like a ragdoll or tying you down in dangerous situations. If you don't have any, she'll take strips of her own metal, latch it onto you, and do the same thing anyway.
  • Has drawn the interest of many mecha pilots, as while hers isn't impressive compared to theirs, the fact that she managed to create one at all in her setting is a commendable feat in and of itself. It's also made of platinum to prevent metalbenders from affecting it, though other metal manipulators like Magneto and Pyrrha aren't subject to that workaround as their powers exclusively affect metal.
    • Speaking of mechas, Kuvira's bending would serve as a hard counter for Ahtal-Ka's mech. It's gigantic and capable of fighting entire armies, sure, but is ultimately made out of stone and metal. As such, she's one of the people out there trying to keep it from causing trouble.
  • Re-education camps are a sore reminder of what she had once been, and has denounced those means.
  • Other villains (such as Giovanni) have approached Kuvira with the intent of bringing her to their side, but she turned them down, not wanting to go down the path of darkness once more.
  • Hilda might be well-liked by her subordinates just like her, but she doesn't have the best intentions in mind, and this makes her feel dedicated to stop her both to redeem herself and so that Hilda won't have her way.
  • When Kuvira embarks on a project, she will have both a best-laid plan and a contingency safeguard for that best-laid plan. Case and point, that 25-story-tall platinum mecha? Was the backup plan to carry and fire shots from a giant spirit energy cannon in case she needed the cannon in place sooner than she planned to get it there by railway. Her proficiency in combat and authoritative presence are one thing. That she's able to plan on top of her plans makes her even scarier. As a good man who's served armies he had to discover were led by evil manipulators in two different lifetimes, Maes Hughes is keenly watching out for anything out of the ordinary with her to make sure it doesn't lead to another empire march.
  • Like her, Ozai tried to conquer the world in the name of his own cause. Unlike her, Ozai's cause was simply "the strong should rule the world and the head of the Fire Nation is the strongest of all" and he's still an unrepentant believer in this idea even following his defeat. Furthermore, Ozai was cruel and repressive even to his own family, mirroring a far worse variant of what she and her husband had perceived the latter's situation to be. Even prior to her repentance she would despise such a ruler.
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    Takatora Kureshima/Kamen Rider Zangetsu (Shin) 
Takatora Kureshima, God of Token Good Teammates (Kamen Rider Zangetsu, New Generation Rider Zangetsu Shin, The White Armored Rider)
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Kamen Rider Zangetsu 
Kamen Rider Zangetsu Shin 
  • Intermediate God, Greater God in Kachidoki Arms
  • Symbol: The Zangetsu symbol, the Yggdrasil Corporation Logo, and his two Melon Lockseeds
  • Alignment: Lawful Neutral at first, revealed to be Lawful Good all along
  • Portfolio: Token Good Teammates, Showing One's True Personalities, Big Brother Instinct, Badasses in Cool Suits, Corporate Samurais, Every Scar Has a Story, Those Who Revealed to be Truly Good, Relying on Evil People, Being the Last New Generation Rider on Earth
  • Domains: Law, Authority, Good
  • Superior: Gen Urobuchi
  • Allies: All Ascended Toku Heroes (especially Mitsuzane Kureshima (his brother - former enemy), Kouta Kazuraba and Shiro Kanzaki), Kiritsugu Emiya, Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns, Aila Jyrkiäinen, Zhang Xingcai, Setsuna Higashi, Elizabeth Mably, Reinforce Eins, Nana, Princess Peach (long story), Shino Asada, Akane Tsunemori, Shinya Kogami
  • Enemies: Those who want to mess with him, SHOCKER, YHVH, Lucifer, Sou Fueki, Ryoma Sengoku, Lock Dealer Sid, Shogo Makishima, BROKEN Matt Hardy
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork with: Pretty much every god who was affected with "Project: Alternate Gentaro" (all one-sided on their part, not his), Yoko Minato (still remembers that one day she betrayed him)
  • Responsible for revealing the Awful Truth to Kouta about Yuya's final fate, said fate involves turning into an Inves and then killed off by accident.
  • Attempted to tell his brother Mitsuzane to reveal the truth about the Helheim Forest, not knowing that Micchy's on the dark side. That is... until The Shield knocked some sense into him.
    • His Selective Obliviousness is almost on par with Terra's seeing as he didn't even realize how his inner circle is gunning to kill him, nor did he realize how his little brother has caused "Project: Alternate Gentaro". Everyone under Teeth-Clenched Teamwork has decided to give him a lesson on "Trust 101" due to him just choosing to ignore the tragedy that has befallen the Pantheon.
  • Has a disdain for both YHVH and Lucifer... ironically, he's of the same Lawful spectrum as the former.
  • Looked in absolute horror when he finally learned what his brother caused to Gentaro, or rather "Alternate Gentaro". Part of him was mortified in how Alternate Gentaro went about gutting Micchy, the other half ashamed that he never realized how dark and sinister his brother could truly be. Has allied with the Shield to take him down...but not before getting a huge earful from many gods who hated Mitsuzane's guts ranging from Matt Hardy (being already irked on Ryugen being purple grape based but then the backstabbing on Kota and Jeff becoming Willow made it more personal), Elena (for Mitsuzane's words to make Gentaro—a really good friend of hers—to be sent into despair), Dudley (for causing his good friend Elena to become unladylike and for not noticing such tragedy isn't like a gentleman to do) and The Shield (they are disgusted by Mitsuzane's tactics in general). Let's just say that Takatora is being kept on a leash until Alternate Gentaro is captured.
    • And then Alternate!Gentaro came for Takatora, who 'thanked' the older Kureshima brother by sending a brainwashed Eric Draven to place a powerful Mind Rape that invoked all of the suffering the original Gentaro felt in his descent into madness. The incident caused many of the gods who were angry at him to feel sorry, and he was sent into The Friendship Asylum to heal.
      • Has successfully escaped the asylum due to the help of Voltaire and Artix von Krieger, but he is unable to fight as he still believes that he has caused most of this to happen. A good slap to the face by Ratchet seemed to have helped, but it's not known for sure. However, Takatora was later crushed to death by the Iron Giant during its rampage; he, the Guardians of the Galaxy, Crash McLarson, the Iron Giant, and Sora are the only gods known to have died during "Project: Alternate Gentaro".
      • Of course, Takatora was later revived with a Life spell by Princess Peach. Takatora expected her to scold him, too... but Peach understood what he was going through and looked after him until Takatora was operated on by Black Jack. Afterwards, several other gods, including Riku, began to forgive Takatora.
      • After the above events, he attempted to deal with his brother himself as Zangetsu vs. Zangetsu Shin, but was ultimately knocked out into the ocean, but this time, he only fell into a coma with some brain damage. Apparently, if he didn't hesitate from all their good memories together, he would have won. The other deities were still surprised and/or impressed that he was able to deliver such a beatdown with just the original Zangetsu armor. Once it was all over, Kouta then healed said brain damage so he could help Micchy, who was now an empty shell by then, paving the way for his brother's redemption.
  • He's the man-crush of Oren Pierre Alfonzo, whom he saves his life in the Helheim Forest incident after fighting with several Inves. Oren pretty much thanked him for that.
  • After the events of the Friendship Asylum, Takatora had to watch Matt Hardy become "Broken" and force Jeff Hardy to become "The Nefarious Brother Nero". Takatora immediately put BROKEN Matt Hardy on his shit list, stating how the older brother has become exactly what Takatora was accused of during the asylum incident. During the events known as "Tarot Crusaders", he and Mitsuzane teamed against the broken Hardys... only to fail when he was dragged into Matt Hardy's temple to relive his experiences in the Friendship Asylum.
    • It turns out that he survived the DELETION Matt tried to put on him and aided The Brian Kendrick into pretending to work "with" (not for as The Brian Kendrick likes to tell others) into waiting to strike once the information was needed to strike. Mitsuzane wasn't happy to hear that his older brother had to keep up a charade as a broken, maniacal scarecrow turned human though, and things got worse when Takatora got brainwashed by the dark influence that had manifested from Limbo.

    Taylor Hebert 
Taylor Hebert, Goddess of Those Forced Into Villainous Roles (Skitter, Weaver, Khepri)
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    Vayne Carudas Solidor 
Vayne Carudas Solidor, God of Evil Virtues (The Emperor of the Archadian Empire, The Dynast King, Vayne Novus, The Undying)
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  • Intermediate God (Greater God as The Undying)
  • Symbol: His Sky Fortress, "The Bahamut"
  • Theme Songs: Theme of the Empire, Battle for Freedom
  • Alignment: Lawful Neutral
  • Portfolio: Affably Evil, Anti-Villain, Authority Equals Asskicking, Bare-Fisted Monk, The Chessmaster, The Conqueror, Cultured Badass, His Sephira swords, Kung-Fu Wizard, Nay-Theist, Utopia Justifies the Means
  • Domains: Virtues, Conquering, Speeches, Fighting, Freedom, Kingship
  • Allies: Gaius Van Baelsar, Funny Valentine, Corypheus, Nikolai Bulygin, The Illusive Man, Golbez, Victor Von Doom, Mateus Palamecia, CLU, Solidus Snake, Cao Cao
  • Rivals: Shao Kahn, Alexander The Great, Garland
  • Enemies: Ashe Dalmasca, Gabranth, Balthier, Penelo, Squall Leonhart, Artorias, Lightning, Hawke, Odin, YHVH, Sora, Gilgamesh, Arturia Pendragon, Ashe
  • Seeks to overthrow the Main House and give himself the Title of "Dynast King". At first it seemed to be a purely villainous goal and he has not denied it. But he has upheld his own virtues of Honor, Love and Determination to be able to do what he believes to be the right thing to do to free the Pantheon from "The Tyranny of The Gods".
  • Tried to win people over to his side with a speech similar to this one. So far it seems that his Enemies had to go out of their way to convince others that he was villainous.
  • He has shown a large distaste for YHVH, his angels, and anyone similar to him, because his goal is, in his words:
    "The Pantheon will know a new Dynast King, and Man will keep his own history! The tyranny of the Gods is ended! We shall be their puppets no more! The freedom for which we have longed is at hand!”
  • Though on the same token he does not wish to join any of the other alliances as to him "Good" is limiting, "Evil" just for the sake of it is worthless and "Chaos" is not what he is after.
  • He has allied with Valentine and Bulygin though he has tried to convince them to break away from The Great Will, time will tell what becomes of it.
  • Has shown hatred for those that opposed him in his Realm and has since plotted for their destruction.
    “Your lives are forfeit, and your insurgence along with them. This Pantheon will again know order. For good and all, I shall put your futile attempts at rebellion to an end.”
  • While he and Gilgamesh have similar goals in mind, he believes that the so-called King of Heroes has failed to serve his people well and sees him as a petulant child throwing his toys around when he has a tantrum.
  • Has allied with The Illusive Man and Solidus Snake as he agrees that only Humanity should be in charge of its own Freedom and Destiny.
  • His temple has been relocated at his Sky Fortress and with the help of his allies he can now become "The Undying" at Will there. It provides him with the power to destroy those that would dare to invade.
  • Despite his hatred for most Gods, he has treated those that honestly want to help humanity with Respect after his dealing with Venat. Though it will not stop his attempt to conquer their realms, he attempts to have them come to his side first rather than be flat out hostile.
  • Due to both sharing the same name and he not seeing her as able to do what is necessary he has shown dislike for Ashe.
    "Such a woman is not fit to bear the burden of Rule. Weep for Freljord if you defy my Reign, for She will be lost."
  • Shares similar sentiments for Arturia Pendragon. He often questions her ability to deal with Her Subjects, if she dealt with them as he would then her tragedies would not have befallen her. When questioned on this he gave one response.
    "What am I to do with those who would oppose me...but show them death?"
  • Vayne has been seen in the cross-dimension created by Shinryu. He's a bit behind on the struggle between Cosmos and Chaos, as well as Materia and Spiritus, but he will make good use of his time there.

    Zaheer 
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Zaheer, God of Enlightened Antagonists
  • Intermediate God
  • Symbol: Guru Laghima's locket
  • Theme Song: Theme of the Red Lotus
  • Alignment: Chaotic Neutral, but can lean towards Chaotic Evil
  • Portfolio: Empowered Badass Normal, Ascended Acolyte, Warrior Poet, Villainous Friendship, Enlightened Antagonist, Airbending, Unholy Matrimony, Attempts To Bring Freedom Created A Dictatorship, The Unfettered, Flight, Advocator of Anarchy
  • Domains: Air, Flight, Chaos, Freedom, Void
  • Heralds: Ghazan, Ming Hua, his beloved P'Li, and the rest of the Red Lotus
  • Allies: Lucifer, Xenagos
  • Enemies: Kuvira, Korra, Aang, Asami Sato, Mako, Bolin, Katara, Sokka, Zuko, Toph, The Joker, Rei Shingetsu, most of the House of Royalty, all authority figures, The Grand United Alliance of Evil, The Grand United Alliance of Law, The Grand United Alliance of Machines
  • Respects: Lucifer
  • Uncertain Relationship with: V
  • Avoids: Asura, Mithra, Vegeta
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork with: The Grand United Alliance of Good (when needed against the GUAE or the GUAL)
  • The Order of the White Lotus is an ancient philosophical society in the World of Avatar, consisting of world-traveled masters seeking beauty and truth beyond the boundaries set by the four nations. Originally its existence was generally shrouded in secrecy; however, following the end of the Hundred Year War, they began to act out in the open as supporters of Avatar Aang's efforts to broker peace between the war-torn nations. This ran afoul of certain members, who felt that the organization had been subverted into acting as the Avatar's enforcers, leading to the creation of the anti-government absolutist splinter faction known as the Red Lotus Society.
    • Zaheer became a member of the Red Lotus, eventually creating a powerful terror cell within the organization who would carry out its goals of either converting or killing Avatar Korra, with hopes of destabilizing the world's governmental structures, ushering in anarchy, and opening the links between the physical realm and the Spirit World. Their first attempt saw them all get arrested and locked away in separate prisons designed to disable their abilities so they had no hope to escape. However, thanks to the Harmonic Convergence in 171 AG, Zaheer gained Airbending powers; this enabled him to escape, free his comrades, and try again. Still, as deadly a threat as they posed, Zaheer would be caught and incarcerated, and his teammates all killed; however, his group did terrible damage in the process which culminated in creating the exact opposite of the conditions the Red Lotus hoped to achieve.
  • After being ascended to the Pantheon and meeting Lucifer, Zaheer signed the entire Red Lotus up with the GUAC. None of them protested.
  • Avoids Asura, due to the multi-armed god finding similarities between Zaheer's attempt to kidnap Korra, and what the Seven Deities did to his daughter Mithra. He also avoids Mithra herself, for that matter, taking no chances of incurring Asura's wrath.
  • Has an odd relationship with V, due to their differing beliefs on anarchy, with Zaheer wanting to completely tear down order and leaders forever, and V simply wishing to destroy and replace the established order with something better.
  • Informed upon his ascension by Katara that she would shove his poison down his throat if he ever tried to go after Korra again, or especially Aang for that matter.
  • The chaos caused by his group's murder of the Earth Queen saw one woman from Zaofu resolve to restore order and save her kingdom no matter what the cost, and his poisoning of Korra during their battle rendered her unable to do anything to stop or temper Kuvira's ambitions. The two share a subhouse and are both antagonists of Korra's team, but they are in no way fond of each other. Zaheer has been deeply ashamed of his role in bringing about the rise of the dictator of the Earth Empire, and Kuvira despises him for putting her country into the tailspin which she had to act to solve and ultimately driving her down the road to darkness.
  • While Aang was originally delighted that another Airbender ascended to the Pantheon, upon being informed of his actions by Korra, he now has a heavy dislike of Zaheer due to his trying to kill Korra, disgracing the culture and beliefs of the Air Nomads, and threatening the reborn Air Nation and his family.
  • Upon meeting the Joker, he was disgusted by his claims to be an "agent of chaos," and has been attempting ever since to remove him from the Pantheon.
  • Is aware that his path to understanding and realizing the teachings of Guru Laghima, and in particular the conclusion of abandoning all attachments to the point of chaos being his only principle, have earned him the disgust of Prince Vegeta IV. This is another would-be enemy Zaheer knows he can't take and has instructed his Red Lotus heralds to avoid like the plague.

Lesser Gods

    Bass 
Bass, God of Motive-Driven Enforcers (Forte, SWN-001, Slasher, bASS)
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    Berkut 
Berkut, God of Gradual Fall Into Evil (Prideful Prince, Purgatorial Prince)
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Major spoilers for Echoes 
  • Lesser God normally, Intermediate God after accept Duma's power.
  • Theme Music: Prince of Darkness when not in battle, Pride and Arrogance during battle, The Scions Dance in Purgatory when wielding Duma's power.
  • Symbol: The Rigelian flag with a purple eye on it.
  • Alignment: Lawful Evil by Default, Chaotic Evil under Duma's power.
  • Portfolio: Having a troubled childhood, Desiring approval by his uncle, Losing pride, Social Darwinist, Wearing dark themed armor, Being insecure about his fiance, Fueled by hatred, Having standards in spite of his flaws, at least at first, Losing his sanity when the truth is unveiled, Sacrificing the woman he loved for power , Denying the chance to change, Redeeming himself upon death
  • Domains: War, Emotions, Combat, Villain
  • Allies: Ainz Ooal Gown, Arthas Menethil, Griffith, Ren Hakuryuu, Charles zi Britannia, Vergil, Gabriel Belmont, Goro Akechi, Anakin Skywalker, Faust
  • Enemies: Alm, Most good aligned Fire Emblem deities, Naruto, Most deities in the House of Royalty due to his own shortcomings, Grima, Ragna the Bloodedge, Zen'o .
  • Opposed by: Alm and Celica, though Alm merely wishes to save him and get to know him better, Hal Jordan.
  • Pitied By: Piccolo, Tenzin.
  • Conflicting Opinion on: Tiki and Corrin, The Black Knight
  • Berkut hails from the continent of Valentia, a continent divided into the two kingdoms of Zofia and Rigel. As the nephew to the king of Rigel Rudolf, Berkut grew up as the crown prince of the nation, though doing so caused him to grow a massive Inferiority Superiority Complex. After successfully helping overthrow the king of Zofia, Berkut would run into the Deliverance and its leader, Alm. Gradually losing to the Deliverance, Berkut grew more and more unstable, eventually breaking when he learned Alm was his cousin and heir to the throne of Riegl. Broken and betrayed, Berkut sacrificed his fiance to the fallen Divine Dragon Duma for power.
  • Never mention the name Alm to him. Depending on his mood, Berkut might simply get angry and be hostile towards whoever mentions him, or he may outright try to kill you for it. Various Gods have done their best to ensure that Berkut does not run into him.
  • He does not like to be reminded of when he screamed out for his uncle or when he had a Madness Mantra and shouted about lies.
    • Speaking of his uncle, Tenzin tried to speak to Berkut about his relationship with him, hoping that since they both sought approval from someone in their family that he could help guide Berkut to a better life. Berkut responded by angrily yelling at him for meddling in his affairs and demanded he never bring up that topic to him again.
  • Gets along decently with Tiki and Corrin despite his hostile personality. According to some, this is because he saw them while suffering from Power Incontinence and gave some choice words about their powers that helped them come to terms with it. Corrin in particular wants to help Berkut, but recognizes that he has possibly gone too far. For his part, Berkut sees them as possible tools but he does have some amount of fondness for them, even if he wouldn't admit it.
  • Has thrown his lot in with the Grand Alliance of Evil under the belief he will finally obtain the power he desperately wants. He was offered the chance to join the Grand Alliance of Destruction, but refused because he wants to gain power and rule, not see the world ruined. His pact with Duma has given some interest in using him as more or less The Brute for their side, though depending on when he is talked to, Berkut can be less inclined to help some of them.
  • Gets along fairly well with Griffith, since the two men both held ambitions that were stolen from them and were forced to sacrifice those under them for power. Griffith, seeing Berkut's fragile mental state, hopes to use him as a pawn in his own quest for power but Berkut is unaware of this.
  • On occasion, he can be seen visiting the House of Love in the hopes of seeing his beloved fiance Rinea. Of course several people associated with said House refuse to let him in for sacrificing Rinea for power.
  • Ran into Noctis during one trip to the House of Royalty and was surprised to learn he sounded like his friend Fernand. Hearing him talk managed to knock him out of his state for a moment, but once he realized it was not Fernand, Berkut stormed off in an angry tone. Noctis was very confused by this encounter but has taken some interest in stopping him if he can.
    • Simiarly he ran into 9S once and as soon as he heard him speak, nearly flew into a rage as he swore they sounded the same. 9S managed to avoid a fight thanks to 2B but made sure to add him to a list of people not to encounter again.
  • In spite of his flaws, he absolutely hates Joffrey Baratheon due to how poor of a ruler he is. Not only does Joffrey have power, but he uses it to make incredibly stupid mistakes that undermine his rule.
    • Speaking of Joffrey, Berkut briefly thought he had found someone Not So Different from himself in Stannis Baratheon and even attempted to negotiate with the him aid to claim Rigel back from Alm. However, nothing came of it because Stannis made it clear that Alm was the rightful king of Valentia.
  • Parallax was very interested in Berkut when he ascended, taking note of the mans mental instability making him an interesting choice for possession. Hal Jordan upon hearing this acted swiftly to prevent it, not wanting Parallax to aquire whatever powers Parallax would gain from Duma. Berkut was not pleased to be involved in their conflict and has declared his intent to kill Parallax and Hal should they try to approach him again.
  • On rare occasions, he can be encountered being more somber and mellow then he normally is. These rare moments have given some gods, especially Alm, hope that Berkut will move on from his power driven state, but alas these moments are quite rare to see.
  • Also does double-duty in the House of Motivations for Evil.

    Kolin 
Kolin, Goddess of Enigmatic Minions (Helen, Phantasm of Snow and Ice)
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Kolin, disguised as Helen.
  • Lesser Goddess
  • Symbols: Her Ushanka hat and the Book Of Miraha, placed atop a pillar of ice
  • Leitmotif: Frozen Blade
  • Alignment: Chaotic Neutral
  • Portfolio: Likes Butterflies, Badass Bookworm Who Cleans Up Nicely In a Nice Suit, An Ice Person, The Military Is Her Berserk Button, Church Militant, Manipulative Bitch, Mood-Swinger, Mysterious Woman, The Nameless, Russian Fashion, Sensual Slav, Undying Loyalty To Gill
  • Domains: The Illuminati, Prophecies, Cryokinesis, Systema Martial Arts, Russian Women
  • High Priestess: Lisa Hamilton/La Mariposa
  • Superiors and Associates of The Illuminati
  • Allies: Juri Han (sort of), Sub-Zero, Illyana Rasputin/Magik, Emma Frost
  • Opposes: Those who oppose Gill and the Illuminati in general, and all military deities, with Marcus Fenix, Captain America, and Sonya Blade topping the list
  • Rivals: Cassie Cage, Bruce Wayne/Batman, Leonard Snart/Captain Cold, Queen Elsa, Natasha Romanov/Black Widow, Esdeath, Führer King Bradley, Snow Villiers
  • Enemies:
  • Complicated Relationship: with Charlie Nash
  • Odd Friendship: with High Councilor Kal-El/Regime Superman
  • Distrusted by: Rashid
  • Gill wanted Kolin for the position of Enigmatic Minion, but Kolin faced stiff competition from Lisa Hamilton, A.K.A. La Mariposa. Kolin suggested that she and Lisa fight to decide who would take the title. Lisa agreed. Despite the latter giving it her all, it was Kolin's Systema fighting style and her ice powers that gave the Phantasm of Snow and Ice the victory, and cleared the way for her ascension.
  • Not only did she humbly thank Gill for the opportunity, she also offered Lisa the position of High Priestess, to show that there were no hard feelings, and due to their shared love of butterflies. Surprised by the gesture from Kolin, Lisa accepted.
  • Kolin is Russian in origin, but she doesn't like to talk about her past. What we do know is that she was once Soviet military, having lost her friends and family in an unknown war. Being the sole survivor, she wandered into a frozen wasteland, having lost the will to live. Then she met Gill.
    Gill: What is thy name, child?
    Kolin: I have none...
    Gill: Where is thy country?
    Kolin: It's gone.
    Gill: Then I shall forge one. The Country of God. It could be thy new home. Siring every nameless flower, bringing forth a thousand years of peace and harmony to all. If you desire it.
  • As a devoted follower to Gill, Kolin is known for carrying the Book of Miraha, the Illuminati's holy book. Some say that the Operation C.H.A.I.N.S. Incident is what squared Gill's decision to host the third World Warrior Tournament. Granted, Nash failed to stop Bison; Ryu defeated the dictator instead.
    When the sun sets on the Soliton Mountain, the black moon will break into seven pieces and fall on the people "Ultania". Nothing can prevent this... Death and destruction will violate the land. Misery and suffering will assault the people. Then, after 130 days of nothingness, a boy who controls the elements will come to save the people.
  • Her Ice Powers were a gift bestowed upon her by Gill himself. Of course, she and her boss are not the only ice-wielding deities in the Pantheon, which is why she seeks to enhance and strengthen her powers. She was offered to learn from two people: Captain Cold and Sub-Zero. Kolin doesn't think too highly of Captain Cold, so she is learning under Sub-Zero, on the condition that Kolin doesn't preach to him about the Miraha prophecy of the Illuminati. There's a rumor that she is making a play for the Dragon Medallion, but Kolin denies it.
  • There are two things that can set Kolin off: those who oppose Gill and anyone with a military background. Guile can back the latter claim, since she did attack him. Since the Pantheon is home to several military deities, Kolin has to fight the urge to freeze them all.
    • Surprisingly, she does sympathize with Big Boss, having heard the story of how he killed The Boss and gained his title, not to mention his goals of freeing humanity from Zero's influence. It's pretty clear that Big Boss is one soldier Kolin truly respects.
  • Kano has an unhealthy obsession with her, much to Kolin's annoyance. Even Gill is annoyed with Kano's desire regarding his secretary.
    • Kolin is also not a big fan of Sonya Blade or her ex-husband. But she is intrigued by the Mediterranean warrior bloodline, which Johnny had passed down to his daughter, Cassandra. Gill sees Cassie as a candidate to join his utopia, but Kolin must first learn to look past Cassie's family and friends.
  • As she is a blue-eyed blonde, Leatherface approached Kolin as a potential girlfriend when they first encountered each other. One Diamond Dust later, and Leatherface was left frozen in place, and Kolin walked away, muttering choice curse words in Russian.
  • Aside from being fluent in Russian and English, Kolin is quite fluent in Japanese. Due to the voice she uses to speak that language, however, people tend to get her confused with various deities in the Pantheon, such as Katsuragi, Gamora, Mistral, Pharah, and Temari Nara.
  • Kolin does not like Leopold Goenitz at all. She sees him as, in her words, "a false prophet worshiping a false god." She doesn't think too highly of the deified Hakkeshu either, despite the fact that most of them hate Goenitz due to his genocidal tendencies.
  • Black Orchid and Jago aren't too big on Kolin or her boss, because the Illuminati reminds them both of Ultratech. This animosity is mutual, as Kolin sees the siblings as a threat to the Illuminati's dream of a utopian paradise on Earth.
  • Struck up a strange friendship with the former High Councilor, Kal-El. Turns out that Kolin and Regime Supes have a lot in common, mainly due to losing their loved ones and their home. While his Regime was dismantled due in part to Batman and his Insurgency, Kolin believes that Kal-El could benefit from Gill's guidance.
  • Was very surprised and conflicted about the fact that the Illuminati had ascended itself in the Pantheon and seemed to be only vaguely connected to Gill and his allies. On the one hand, it shows the organization seems to be far larger in scope than even Bill Cipher has hinted at, with even Gill's vast dominion being but a fraction of its power. On the other hand, this would confirm that the prophecy of the Book of Miraha was not something Gill invented out of whole cloth, allowing her to further believe in her lord. She is also on board with Gill and Savage's secret plan to eliminate Cipher in order to prevent a Weirdmageddon which would circumvent the Miraha prophecies.

    Leonard Snart/Captain Cold 
Leonard Snart, God of Villains With Standards (Captain Cold, Mr. Freeze, Snart, Robber of ATMs)
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    Tychus Findlay 
Tychus Findlay, God Who Was Trapped in Villainy (Convict 626, Scoundrel, Notorious Outlaw)
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  • Lesser God
  • Symbol: His Marine armor and chain gun
  • Alignment: Chaotic Neutral
  • Portfolio: Tattooed Crook, Criminal with A Job, Poisonous Friend, Boisterous Bruiser, Jerk with a Heart of Gold, Wields Chain Gun, Forcedly Encased in his Armor, Secretly Worked for Mengsk, Pilot the Odin
  • Domains: Forced, Villainy
  • Allies: Jim Raynor, Heavy, Serious Sam
  • Enemies: Arcturus Mengsk, Amanda Waller
  • He was an old partner-in-crime with Jim Raynor, until he was eventually arrested. He was pleased to be released later, free to drink with his buddy again and help him make money off the artifacts. However, it was a ploy; when he was allowed to be free by Arcturus Mengsk, the condition was that he had to assassinate Sarah Kerrigan, or else Mengsk would shut down his major organs via his suit. Thus, Raynor had to shoot him after de-infesting her in Char, knowing about Zeratul's warning of the prophecy which requires her survival.
    • He ascended from the afterlife due to his forced villainy, both figuratively and literally. However, because his kill-switch is no longer active in the Pantheon, Tychus turned against Mengsk and rejoined his buddy.
  • He is sometimes seen drinking with the Heavy Weapons Guy due to their fascination with big guns.
  • He has an interesting relationship with Sarah Kerrigan; on the one hand, he was ordered by Mengsk to assassinate her in exchange for his freedom. On the other hand, Kerrigan wished that he went through with it; she believes she deserves no less. Admittedly, he had second thoughts about carrying the mission out and tried to persuade Jimmy out of a mission to Char, and even stated that he would rather have died by the hand of someone like Jim than to be killed by his controller.
  • Despite no longer working for Mengsk, he is still unable to remove his armor, as it is welded shut. So far, little progress have been made in freeing him from his suit. Fortunately, he has a bathroom system in his suit.
  • He once heard that Raynor partnered with someone named Serious Sam since he reminds him of Tychus himself. When Tychus met Sam, he found he couldn't agree more. With their love of guns, they will both help fight the Zerg infestation.
  • In one universe, Tychus died and was left behind on Char, where he was later resurrected and infested by the Zerg. Unlike Stukov, he was assimilated by the Swarm with memories of him being shot by Raynor. This memory was always lasting, and he ended up losing himself to the influence of the Hive Mind.
    Tychus: I sure hope she was worth it... Jimmy...
    • On the other hand, one universe showed him to have escaped from New Folsom, likely avoiding the deal with Mengsk.
  • Tychus is known to be a smoker; more specifically of cigars. However, when he is sent to fight in the Nexus, he can't have his cigar on the battlefield. Fortunately, he's good at smuggling the smokes, although it can go horribly wrong easily; for example, it might fall into his armor and he'll start freaking out and cursing a blue streak.
  • He loves big war machines, due to having to pilot the Odin, though in his opinion, some of the Mechas available to the Pantheon pale in comparison to the Odin, with its heavy cannons, missile launchers (which always launch missiles in a barrage), and a dedicated nuke cannon.
  • Though he is technically a criminal sent to fight in his armor, he admits to not like the idea of working with Amanda Waller. For example, her having a remote bomb on the Suicide Squad if they don't obey her is similar to Mengsk having had a trigger to shut down his major organs if he didn't kill Kerrigan.
  • While he's not the type to be very sentimental, he sympathizes with Sophitia Alexandra due to her being forced by Nightmare and Tira to do their bidding or else they would harm her daughter.
  • He was very annoyed when Lucio reminded him of all the times he broke Raynor's jukebox. "Look, it's just one damn jukebox, kid; if ya like it, buy another one. Should be plenty of 'em in the Pantheon. And that money ya got from DJ-ing shoulda do the job..."
  • "Hell, it's about time!"

Demigods

    Kronk 
Kronk Pepikrankenitz, God of Minions that Aren't Really Evil (Kronkie-Poo)
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  • Demigod
  • Symbol: His hat
  • Alignment: Neutral Good (formerly Lawful Neutral)
  • Portfolio: Gentle Giant, Supreme Chef, Capable of Speaking Squirrel, Genius Ditz
  • Domains: Amicability, Personality
  • Herald: Bucky the Squirrel
  • Allies: Squirrel Girl, Remy the Rat, Popeye, Tohru, Lazlo, Raj, & Clam, GIR, Tien Shinhan
  • Odd Friendship: Conker, Screwy Squirrel, Ratatoskr
  • Additional Relations: Yzma
  • Kronk is the right-hand man for Yzma, a deranged woman who wants to take over an entire kingdom via killing its emperor. In stark contrast, Kronk is a very kind-hearted, if very ditzy, man who knows how to cook (he's especially fond of spinach puffs) and knows what squirrels are saying. It says a lot when he officially severed ties with Yzma after she insulted his cooking and loudly declaring that she never liked his spinach puffs. It makes one wonder why a man like him would get involved with a megalomaniacal woman's schemes if Kronk never acted that evil and never had any ill-will against Kuzco to begin with.
  • Even though Kronk and Yzma have severed ties with each other, some have argued that there was a time where Kuzco attended school and Kronk was still working with Yzma in trying to oust Kuzco. Kronk didn't seem to be aware of such a thing, but Yzma made it clear that any additional work between her and Kronk isn't happening.
  • He makes visits to the House of Food to prepare various kinds of meals to visitors. In addition to the various meals he makes, Kronk knows kitchen talk quite well. While inside a kitchen, he saw a rat cook and was surprised to see that it was skilled at the job. It didn't stop him from becoming friends with Remy the Rat afterwards, though he has wondered if there exists a squirrel that is able to cook elaborate meals on its own.
  • Kronk found some good company in Tohru, another big man who used to work for someone evil and turned good after leaving the villain, even if Kronk's situation was far more ridiculous than that of Tohru's. Kronk sometimes makes meals for Tohru and his friends, though he does try to take into consideration the fact that Tohru doesn't like to eat fish.
  • Another not-that-evil minion who Kronk got along with is GIR, a robot who's possibly dumber than Kronk is and works for Zim, who is probably even more insane than Yzma is both in terms of goal and personality. GIR being a massive eater certainly gave Kronk a run for his money when it comes to cooking for him. Despite GIR eating more than just food during visits, the two are generally good friends. That said, even with multiple meetings between the two, Kronk doesn't appear to be aware of GIR having a Duty Mode and that it'd be better not to go near him when that is activated.
  • One of his talents involves being able to talk to squirrels. While he expected that there would be squirrels in the Pantheon, he didn't expect to be squirrels that are able to talk on their own. Even more surprising to him was that the squirrels that he could find weren't willing to talk to him initially. After some time, Conker was willing to put up with Kronk only because he wasn't mean and Screwy Squirrel wanted to hang out with him more because both found each other entertaining.
    • What Kronk didn't expect at all was finding someone who not only was able to talk to squirrels, but was able to use her communication skills with them to command the squirrels to do unusual feats in addition to having superpowers outside of that. Doreen Green was excited to find out another person capable of talking to squirrels and set out to meet Kronk. The meet-up involved Kronk cooking some spinach puffs for her and sharing his story about how he used to work for a villainess and quit the job. Doreen didn't really hold anything against Kronk since he never was evil despite who he used to work for and found his spinach puffs to be tasty. The two have become good friends since the meeting and some have wondered if the two are attracted to each other despite Doreen and Kronk not saying anything about those rumors.
    • Kronk later found out about Ratatoskr through a couple deities talking about the aforementioned rumor and was surprised to learn that a squirrel created that rumor according to the two. Given how Ratatoskr was a mythical figure of some kind, Kronk took it that Ratatoskr was the top god of squirrels, but was told that Ratatoskr was more of a messenger with a trickster streak rather than an all-powerful god that watches over squirrels. Kronk eventually found Ratatoskr and even with the squirrel loving to pull tricks on others and Kronk being part of a rumor made by Ratatoskr, the two get along pretty well. It helps that Kronk already gets along with other deities associated with squirrels and is very friendly overall.
  • Since he has done some work as a scout leader, Kronk was willing to take a job offer in handling Lazlo, Raj, & Clam for a few days. While the trio are certainly rowdy, he was able to get a handle of them. It helps that they think Kronk is someone worth being a scoutmaster and following the initial work, Kronk has become a part-time scoutmaster for the trio and has activities set up with them, including how to speak in "squirrel".
  • He is very good with kids and is known to play with many younger deities, including those that reside in the House of Family. He likes it for the most part, but he did hear that there were a handful of children who are much more problematic than normal to the point where they're very bratty and their behavior being almost akin to that of Yzma (minus the whole overthrowing the emperor thing, of course). Kronk was told via other deities who take care of children to be careful of the highly troublesome kids.
  • Upon being told that there was someone named Popeye who liked spinach, Kronk decided to try and look for him and see if the sailor was interested in trying some spinach puffs. Given that Popeye was already fond of spinach as is, he was willing to try out Kronk's spinach puffs and was pleasantly surprised to see someone make a good snack using spinach. Popeye sometimes visits Kronk to eat some spinach puffs in his downtime, though he still prefers his canned spinach whenever he needs to fight.

    Melvin "Big Smoke" Harris 
Melvin Harris, God of Sympathetic Villain Deaths (Big Smoke, El Grando Smokio)
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  • Demigod
  • Symbol: His hat
  • Alignment: Chaotic Neutral (Dipped into Neutral Evil when he sided with C.R.A.S.H.)
  • Portfolio: Affably Evil, Ambition Is Evil, Big Eater, Big Fun, Face–Heel Turn, Fat Bastard, Flunky Boss, Unwitting Pawn, Walking Spoiler
  • Domains: Loyalty, Betrayal, Drugs, Fame, Money, Food
  • Allies: Tommy Vercetti, Those who fell into ambition
  • Enemies: The House of Justice, Franklin Clinton, Trevor Phillips, Niko Bellic, Dimitri Rascalov
  • On good terms: The House of FAITH
  • Complicated Relationships: Carl Johnson
  • Melvin Harris, also known as Big Smoke, was once the right hand man of Sweet Johnson and a loyal member of the Grove Street Families. However, Smoke later was corrupted by the ambition of being powerful and famous and decided to side with the corrupt cops of C.R.A.S.H. and organized the death of the mother of his best friends. However, even after he got what he wanted, he was struck down by CJ and realized that everything he did was become he became addicted to power and died saying that everyone was going to remember his name. His friend CJ regrets killing him but it was something that had to be done.
  • The House of Justice has kept a close eye on Big Smoke after his rise of power in the crack empire. However, since his mortal his influence has died down overtime and he might not even try to regain his power back.
  • CJ was confused when he saw his old buddy Smoke around the pantheon and actually confronted him. He hasn't forgotten that he was the one that betrayed him but Smoke actually regrets his actions. However, they decided to cut ties and never speak again.
  • Big Smoke ascension didn't sit well with a few other deities from his home franchise. Franklin found Smoke having too many similarities with Stretch, the man who constantly set up his friend Lamar and Trevor doesn't like him because of how he betrayed his friends (He doesn't take betrayal lightly). Niko Bellic is also another one who doesn't like Smoke, given his backstabbing actions remins him a lot of Dimitri Rascalov.
    • On the other hand, Tommy Vercetti is open to make negotiations with Smoke, provided he becomes one of his henchmen in the drug business. Smoke is considering the offer, but doesn't want to fall into the same trap as before.
  • He is not welcome in the House of Friendship given his betrayal. Big Smoke agrees this is a fair punishment.
  • He doesn't have the best relationships with the Russian Mafiya, mostly because he had a few run-ins with the Los Santos Russian mafia and even tasked his friends CJ in getting rid of a few members for him. Dimitri Rascalov, notorious russian snake, has had Big Smoke in his sights for a while.
  • Smoke can be often found in the House of Food, not surprising given his love for eating. He always makes a particular order everytime he goes.
  • It is adviced to never enter his temple without his permission. He has become very paranoid ever since his mortal death and since he no longer has the Ballas protection, you'll be surprised at what he is going to do to you.
  • People have asked him about following the damn train. He still blames CJ for those countless failures.
    • It's not unlikely to see Smoke in the House of Travel chasing trains.
  • Apparently he is a devout christian, so he sometimes visits the house of FAITH. He can believe that he became a god after death, so he must be right that people would remember his name.
  • "Respect has to be earned Sweet. Just like money."
  • Can also be found in the House of Life and Death.

Quasideities

    Amoeba Boys 
The Amoeba Boys, Godly Trio of Villainous Misdemeanors (Bossman, Junior and Slim, The Most Pathetic Criminals Ever to Walk Townsville)
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L-R: Slim, Bossman, Junior

    The Professor (Felix the Cat
The Professor, God of Pitiful Villains (Professor Nutmeg, Professor Besserwisser)
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