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This sub-house takes the form of a gigantic defense complex that has exits into the many battlegrounds of the House of War for quick deployment of troops. Most troops in the Pantheon that don't serve the public good (i.e. only serve their respective bosses) are trained and organized here, with some notable exceptions like the 501st, who are headquartered in the House of Defense, and those directly serving the Grand United Alliances like the Helghast.

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The Ur-Quan Kzer-Za, Divine Race of Battle Thralls (The Green Ur-Quan, the Ur-Quan Masters)

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  • Greater Deities
  • Symbol: An Ur-Quan Dreadnought
  • Theme Song: The Ur-Quan Kzer-Za theme
  • Alignment: Lawful Evil (View themselves as Lawful Good)
  • Portfolio: Affably Evil, Will Stop to Explain Their Backstory Upon Hearing 'The Words', Genetic Memory leading to their Freudian Excuse, Being Tortured Makes You Evil, Enemy Civil War, Evil Versus Oblivion, Evil Sounds Deep, Higher-Tech Species, Protected Themselves From Mind Control By Using Technology to Torture Themselves, Scary Dogmatic Aliens, Well-Intentioned Extremists, Will Not Tell a Lie, Subjugating All Sentient Lifeforms They Encounter, Owning Many Battle Thralls And Formerly Being One, Defeating The Alliance of Free Stars, Using Massive Starships Called Ur-Quan Dreadnoughts, Evil Welcomes Defectors, Green and Mean, Can LAUNCH-LAUNCH-LAUNCH FIGHTERS, Even Evil Has Standards, Becoming A Slave Empire Like Their Former Masters, But Far Less Malicious, Pragmatic Villainy, May Destroy Ancient History on Slave Worlds to Prevent Rebellious Sentiment
  • Domains: Aliens, Trauma, Space Battles, Conquest, Slavery, Starships
  • Heralds: Their Talking Pets, as well as their non-ascended Battle Thralls: The Mycon, The Spathi, The Ilwrath, and The Umgah
  • Underlings: The VUX and The Thraddash (Their ascended Battle Thralls, though a bit troublesome with the latter)
  • Allies: Ridley, King Ghidorah, Gigan, Lord Vyce, The Eliksni
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Viktor, The Prinnies, The Network
  • Odd Friendship with: The Rock of Ages
  • Rivals: The Combine, The Harvesters, ADVENT, Zim (one-sided on Zim's part)
  • Enemy Mine with: The Sailor Guardians, Larfleeze
  • Pity: Ood Sigma
  • Opposes: ANY deity capable of Mind Manipulation, Iroque, Emperor Calus, The Lanius
  • Opposed by: The House of Knowledge, Eiki Shiki, The Five Elders, Naofumi's Party, the Phantom Thieves of Hearts, Taruto Maruki, The Engi, The Slylandro
  • Complicated Relationship with: Lord Recluse
  • Feared by: The Hall of Torture and Mutilation
  • Enemies: All those who seek to indiscriminately destroy life, especially their opposing Ur-Quan sub-species, The Ur-Quan Kohr-Ah, and the Grand United Alliance of Destruction, HYPNOTOAD and all non-victims of the Hall of Mind Control, Emperor Palpatine, Darkseid, YHVH, Lucifer, Samus Aran, The God-Emperor of Mankind, Oryx, The Taken, Zamasu, The Blorg, The Slugs, The Flood/Gravemind, Commander Shepard, Luke Skywalker, Star Fox, Optimus Prime, Arael, Majora, The Cybermen, The Slavers
  • Once a species of large, aggressive caterpillars, they overcame their instincts to fight one another to form a spacefaring civilization, and despite their xenophobic nature, they became sincere allies and scouts of the well-meaning Sentient Milieu. While the Ur-Quan had begun to grow satisfied with their role as explorers of the galaxy and helping other races, once they escorted one of the Dnyarri to the Sentient Milieu it was all over. The Dynarri then enslaved and turned the alliance into a powerful slave empire, with the Ur-Quan becoming their favorite Slave Mooks due to their vulnerability to mind control. After manipulating their genetics to split the Ur-Quan into two separate sub-races and serving the Dnyarri for centuries, they broke free of their mind control and ended the reign of the Dnyarri through a bloody revolution. The suffering inflicted on them by both the Dnyarri and themselves, however, would drive them to neutralize anything that could ever enslave them again.
  • Within the House of Extraterrestrials, a huge fleet of enormous starships warped in from previously unknown Hyperspace Lanes, blasting down whatever stood in their way. Full of green Dreadnoughts that enveloped every temple they floated by in red "Slave-Shields", it took a great struggle to resist their advance. The Blorg were one of their first victims, for which they harbor resentment against the Ur-Quan. Eventually, a large group of powerful deities from nearby houses managed to push back the fleet, and eventually stopped their advance. James T. Kirk was one of the first individuals to directly speak with one of the Ur-Quan, and unintentionally spoke The Wordsnote  to them, and the Ur-Quan proceeded to explain to him the suffering they went through as former slaves, and the struggles they took to break free from their former masters. Reporting this information to the Court of the Gods, it was decided that the Ur-Quan Kzer-Za would be allowed to ascend holding the trope of Battle Thralls, since they owned many of such thralls for their own usage, and were once Battle Thralls themselves. The Pantheon also learned that these Ur-Quan are from a timeline where the Kzer-Za are in the middle of a violent war with another sub-species of Ur-Quan known as the Kohr-Ah, and the Kzer-Za have warned the Pantheon to prepare for their arrival.
  • The Ur-Quan Kzer-Za are currently an independent Wild Card that lacks ties to any of the Grand Alliances. Their trauma has made them far too distrusting to join any alliance, and particularly oppose Lucifer and his Grand United Alliance of Chaos as an obstacle to their Path of Now and Forever. The Grand United Alliance of Law, however, became a source of interest to them. Due to being honest to a fault, it became widely known that the Ur-Quan Kzer-Za sought to usurp YHVH and become the new leaders of the GUAL, to further their goals of total enslavement, emphasizing less on worship and faith, and more on straight obedience to higher authority, stability, and overall safety (primarily for themselves). For the most part, they see YHVH's worshippers as slaves under a different title. Many including YHVH himself find the idea of this as a complete joke, but the Ur-Quan simply pay no attention to others' sentiments, slowly building themselves up by the day. Even without the motive of becoming the new representative of Law, they will make it clear that they will not tolerate anyone thinking they can enslave the Ur-Quan.
    Ur-Quan Lord 1: Only our social framework and laws will guarantee your salvation, for we do not seek constant worship from zealots, nor needless cruelty and destruction. We grant all slaves a peaceful and stable world protected by our laws and strength in return for your unrelenting obedience and recognition of our superiority. That is the goal of our Path of Now and Forever.
  • For the time being, the Kzer-Za have decided to subdue their urge to conquer everyone a little since they currently seek to find possible allies and expand their fleet to be able to defeat their Kohr-Ah rivals should they begin war with each other again. They do still try to enslave some populations or take control of whatever territories they can, but the Pantheon has usually dealt with their advances swiftly. It helps a lot that the Ur-Quan are the types to be able to listen to sufficient reason, and the Kzer-Za do recognize that the Pantheon as a whole is a far greater force to conquer compared to the races they've successfully enslaved in their galaxy. They're not planning on giving up their Path of Now and Forever for a long time, they simply realize that ruthlessly attacking and invading every territory they can will not get them the results it earned them in their universe.
    • The Kohr-Ah themselves have commented about the Kzer-Za's activities, believing them to have gone soft. The Kzer-Za reply in kind that the Kohr-Ah are being too easily lead around by Nekron and not realizing that he doesn't intend to spare the Ur-Quan Kohr-Ah in his pursuit of total destruction, or be willing to destroy himself for them when the time comes. While the latter have yet to break their loyalty to Nekron's cause, they never have a substantial response to the Ur-Quan's statements and usually stop contact right there.
  • Although the Ur-Quan Kzer-Za see Lucifer and the Grand United Alliance of Chaos as an enemy to be vanquished, the former greatly pities them and admires their past struggles to earn back their free will from the Dnyarri, seeing their efforts as a stellar example of what an ideal follower should be willing to take to oppose the likes of YHVH and his allies. It greatly saddens him that the Kzer-Za are now trying to take everyone else's free will to protect their own, but given their Affably Evil natures, they are sometimes on speaking terms.
    Lord 666: Your philosophy, though impossible, is one we can understand for you to cling to, and we may never convince you to surrender your ways either. Instead, we warn you of a potential future instead. Say your Alliance of Chaos conquers the Pantheon, and your ways reign supreme over all, only for an underling to take advantage of your system, enslaving you and all you deem an ally before you can fight back, becoming a greater tyrant than the selfish YHVH. How long will you last when it is your own alliance that makes you watch your followers become the foundation of the very order you seek to destroy?
    Lucifer: ...Such a future does unnerve me. I must admit, I cannot say with utmost certainty that I could handle such a fate for eternity before I break and become one like you. What I can say is that regardless, such a horrible order, and like the one you seek to impose, can never last forever. There will always be someone who will eventually rise up to destroy such regimes. My evidence for such is right in front of me, after all.
  • While the Ur-Quan despise all deities that would desire to enslave them, the Kzer-Za despise the Grand United Alliance of Destruction even more since their goal to destroy all life is almost identical to that of their rivalling Ur-Quan faction, the Ur-Quan Kohr-Ah, and they have gotten friendly with other conquerors who are willing to oppose destruction in favor of conquest, including Lord Vyce, as well as Larfleeze, despite the latter not trusting the Ur-Quan, believing they would take everything from him given the opportunity. They also consider Zamasu as a foolish and irresponsible god whose problem with mortals being due to Zamasu failing to put their mortal subjects in their place like the Ur-Quan have done with their own.
  • The Ur-Quan Kzer-Za wander the outer-space frontier of the Pantheon whenever they aren't organizing their battle thralls in the House of Military and Warfare, and are watched when near the House of Mentalism for a good reason. An Ur-Quan Kzer-Za within the house learned of the existence of Hypnotoad through a drone of theirs, and eventually, every Ur-Quan Lord knew and became unusually and extremely furious. To say they wanted the deity to suffer through every known form of purgatory at once would be an Understatement, given that they see the deity as some successor or remnant of their former vile Dnyarri masters. Within minutes, the Hypnotoad's temple was quickly bombarded into oblivion. Though some deities did manage to control the psychically-sensitive minds of a few Ur-Quan in response, other Ur-Quan quickly realized this, and they forfeited all restraint and proceeded to decimate the entire Hall of Mind Control, and everything nearby until a second intervention occurred. Being even more difficult to placate, the Ur-Quan were sent to wander the vast outer space after an elaborate lie convincing the Ur-Quan that the Hall of Mind Control would be gone forever, and so they left as the Hall was gradually rebuilt and hidden extremely well to avoid the attention of any Ur-Quan. The Hypnotoad's own show would also have to be aired more carefully in case the Ur-Quan would try to look there too.
    • They do pursue and eliminate any deities that are known to have mind-control abilities should they encounter the likes of them, though with not as much hatred as they would with one with the resemblance of the Dnyarri or Hypnotoad. However, since they acknowledge how Death Phantom of all of them has the most potential to threaten their whole species as a whole (on top of learning that Death Phantom is willing to work with the Kohr-Ah), they have invested more resources in seeking him out, slave-shielding and suppressing his planet form, and stopping any attempts from Death Phantom to gain more power over others with incredible and relentless force. They have even decided to forge a truce with the Sailor Guardians since they were one of Death Phantom's biggest enemies, and despite them opposing the Kzer-Za Path of Now and Forever, they're willing to accept their assistance in keeping Death Phantom at bay, though with much reluctance.
  • As former Battle Thralls of the Dnyarri, they were specialized in intellectual, technical, and scientific abilities and skills, but this would backfire as one particular individual named Kzer-Za himself (whom the whole race was named after) learned that the Dnyarri would be forced to stop mind-controlling a target if they believed their victim was dying (if they mind-controlled a slave as it died, the Dnyarri would also die), and so the original Kzer-Za had purposefully gave himself an extremely painful death when the opportunity came, and in his last moments, declared the Dnyarri's weaknesses to all of the Ur-Quan, enabling the whole race to eventually revolt and defeat their Dnyarri masters. Their counter-measures for the Dnyarri peaked with the Excruciator, a self-torture device that caused its user to receive extreme pain, but not too debilitating for them as to let them perform basic tasks. All of the Ur-Quan had used these devices on themselves ALL the time for the purpose of preventing themselves from being mind-controlled until their revolt succeeded, and the current Ur-Quan are all descendants of those who lived through such horrifying pain for most of their lives. The Ur-Quan claim to understand the suffering of their ancestors very accurately, and believe it was worth all the suffering, even if some believe that the Excruciator's pain was responsible for their desire to enslave all other sentient life out there.
    • The Hall of Torture and Mutiliation is justifiably horrified by the Ur-Quan given that they can easily shrug off all the torture they could throw at them until they either destroy them or die, and torture victims greatly pity them. Some want to get their hands on the Excruciator devices to use on others, but the Ur-Quan refuse to give anyone such technology and will promptly decimate all that try.
  • The Ur-Quan Kzer-Za currently own a massive superweapon known as the Sa-Matra, built by an ancient race known as the Precursors and used by the Kzer-Za to defeat the Kohr-Ah in their first Doctrinal War and also to quickly end the resistance of more durable enemy forces, including the Alliance of Free Stars, which made short work of every enemy fleet that dared to oppose them and enabled the Kzer-Za to enslave their enemies at breakneck speed. Such a deadly creation would easily become a Class 2 or Class 1 starship if it was placed into the Vault, but for some reason, they haven't brought the Sa-Matra into the Pantheon, but many believe this to be a tactical decision and they may bring it into much grander invasions or assaults when its use would be much more impactful.
    • The reason the Sa-Matra hasn't been pulled out to annihilate the Pantheon is that the Kzer-Za and Kohr-Ah were currently in their Second Doctrinal War when they ascended, and given the unfamiliarity with the fantastical and over-the-top forces within the Pantheon, the Ur-Quan Kzer-Za, upon learning that their Kohr-Ah brethren had also ascended, agreed that the two forces would split away from each other to opposite sides of the Pantheon to explore and understand the place, and gain more power in the process. When they feel it is time, they will engage in what others refer to as an upcoming Pantheonic Doctrinal War, with the winning Ur-Quan fleet ascending the Sa-Matra under their ownership. Many hope that the Kzer-Za will win this future war since they would have much more restraint in using it for destructive purposes unlike the Kohr-Ah who would use it to end everything they see.
  • They see Darkseid and his Harbingers of Repression as an extremely high priority target for defeating due to their intent to inflict a horrific regime of cruel slavery on everyone else, to the point of cooperating with their enemies in certain situations. They also dislike Palpatine since his Empire may be a threat to their own empire of slaves and battle thralls, so often one will find starship battles between the Ur-Quan Dreadnoughts and the Empire's Star Destroyers. The Death Star owned by The Empire hardly seems to intimidate the Ur-Quan, since their Dreadnoughts are more than capable of destroying the populations of rebellious worlds themeselves. Luke Skywalker and his allies are pretty upset to have to deal with yet another empire seeking to impose authority over the whole galaxy once again, so they'll fight the Ur-Quan Hierarchy as they do with the Empire they're familiar with.
  • Of all the members of the Harbingers of Repression, Lord Recluse has been interested in the Ur-Quan's ambitions the most. They have offered him a place in their Hierarchy of Battle Thralls, seeing much use in Lord Recluse's abilities and intellect, and Recluse definitely likes how they work much like himself, organized, ruthless but not too undignified toward their enemies, pragmatic, and punishing towards incompetency. While the Ur-Quan are newer to the Pantheon than Darkseid, the main problem Recluse has with the Ur-Quan are how they see themselves as a Lawful Good force trying to enslave others for their own good. On his part, he thinks the Ur-Quan should abandon such sentiments and embrace the villainy of their actions more openly as he does. Of course, if he did join the Kzer-Za, it may open up a chance for Recluse to change such ways. That said, among the Kzer-Za's battle thralls are the Ilwrath, a race of large sapient spiders that not only serve as vicious stealth units that can cloak their ships and incinerate their enemies, but they're as devoted and open about their cause of committing evil actions as Recluse is, with their dedication to villainy extending to having evil pets and being very bombastic about everything they do! The Ur-Quan may be Lord Recluse's type but the Ilwrath are certainly Lord Recluse's people, it's as if fate created a race of potential minions just for him! Darkseid has noticed too, while Recluse is still loyal to the Harbingers of Repression, that his loyalty has been growing shaky since the arrival of the Ur-Quan, and he knows that should Darkseid's decisions grow unsavory to Recluse or the Ur-Quan become more powerful or more open about their evil, certain circumstances would lead to Recluse jumping ship to the Ur-Quan Hierarchy, much to Darkseid's chagrin.
  • Much like many oppressive aliens she's opposed, Samus intends on stopping the Kzer-Za whenever they attempt to subjugate a population or other deities. As if to challenge Samus on this duty, Ridley decided to ally with the Kzer-Za as an unofficial Battle Thrall along with his Space Pirates. Ridley's fine with their agenda and methods, since the Ur-Quan are overall very lenient on their Battle Thralls and other allies, and willing to overlook Ridley's previous crimes as long as he works with them. Not many rules for Ridley to be concerned with either, just not attacking those who are willing to be slaves of the Kzer-Za, which is very, very few in general. Since their alliance, some of Ridley's Space Pirates have been spotted boarding Ur-Quan Dreadnoughts as crew members, often flying around in one of the autonomous fighters launched by the big ship. A few deities wonder if Ridley has sinister plans involving the Ur-Quan technology his forces have access to.
  • Given the Slugs' reputation for causing all sorts of crimes and their overall hedonistic nature, the Kzer-Za will shoot down any ship manned by them should they try to go on the offensive. Likewise, they despise Emperor Calus for being a similar hedonist that would refuse to become a slave of the Ur-Quan. During their assaults against said deities, they also learned about the Lanius who were found scavenging through destroyed Slug starcraft. Given their potential to sabotage Dreadnoughts, the Ur-Quan see them as another race to enslave. The Lanius also have nothing but contempt for them due to their status of being militaristic conquerors that either enslave or destroy all that oppose them.
  • Due to the Kzer-Za's reputation for having successfully taken over Earth, it has gotten them the ire of ADVENT who have also managed to take over Earth, even though XCOM is currently fighting them back. The Ur-Quan believe that they have far better control over their Fallow Slaves since they can simply destroy whatever enemy base the humans have from above. Likewise, they've gained the envy of the Harvesters who had less success raiding Earth and would not like to deal with slave-shielded planets getting in the way of their lifestyle. Zim also thinks of himself as superior to the Ur-Quan, but his plots to quash the Ur-Quan have mostly failed in one way or another, and are beneath the notice of the Kzer-Za.
  • The Kzer-Za are willing to send out Ghidorah and Gigan on whatever they decide to attack next as a means of subjugation, much like how plenty of alien invaders have done before, and the two kaiju don't really mind as long as they get to destroy whatever the Kzer-Za point them to, which has irked Godzilla himself a little.
  • The Ur-Quan Kzer-Za are genuinely surprised about the tremendously great presence of humans and the powers they have, considering that in their universe, humans aren't really special or a significant power in the grand scheme of things, and the Kzer-Za successfully enslaved humanity with little resistance after conquering them. While acknowledging that they were much more of a threat than the ones they were familiar with, the Kzer-Za are confident that they will eventually enslave humanity again, while the Kohr-Ah that oppose the Kzer-Za would see them as another name among the thousands of species and worlds they have cleansed. The God-Emperor of Mankind is not amused by either species' perspective on humanity.
  • Being of a species that suffered horribly under slavery through mind control, the Ur-Quan have nothing but pity and sympathy for Ood Sigma. As such, the Ur-Quan Kzer-Za refuse to invade Ood Sigma's temple specifically, yet one Ur-Quan Dreadnought had approached Ood Sigma. Its captain, Lord 931, would have a completely peaceful with Ood Sigma on the subject of having his species join the Ur-Quan. As expected, Ood Sigma had nothing positive to say about the Kzer-Za given their penchant for enslaving others, even if he feels terrible about what the Ur-Quan suffered under the Dnyarri. Lord 931 proceeded to warn Ood Sigma that in the long run, only through force could one truly protect their own free will from those who have the potential to take it away, and that being under Ur-Quan rule would be a better alternative for the purpose of maintaining their pacifism. Ood Sigma would give the Ur-Quan their collective response of defiance, claiming that they would sooner perish than become slaves for anyone, then requesting the Ur-Quan to leave them be, which Lord 931 decided to follow. Later on, a divide in the Ur-Quan collective would occur relating to their future plans with the Ood. While not a majority, there are Ur-Quan who vouch for letting the Ood continue to live free, given that their pacifistic lifestyle and history would not make them a threat to Ur-Quan free will. There are vocal opposers within the Ur-Quan Kzer-Za who believe that the Ood could still become a threat to the system they have created, and that enslaving the Ood would be better for their own good. Since it is a decision not relevant to them until much later, no consensus has been made on this topic.
  • Of all the Battle Thralls that served under them, one that didn't return as their heralds to serve were the Androsynth, a race of cloned and genetically modified humans that were discriminated against by the humans and then fled only to get conquered by the Ur-Quan. They've tried to recruit forces to replace them with mixed success. The Cybermen they met want to conquer and convert the Ur-Quan into more Cyber-beings, which the Ur-Quan clearly had no interest in allowing. They also met Viktor who would have sympathized with the Androsynth, and while he cares little for enslaving races in general, the Ur-Quan had some willingness to support his movement of "Glorious Evolution" for the purpose of being a stronger force for the Ur-Quan to work with. Viktor also has some interest in some of the technology the Ur-Quan have given how advanced it is, even compared to a majority of human technology in the Pantheon.
    • The Engi dislike the Ur-Quan given their desire to enslave them along with other sentient races, and they will generally fight back if approached by a Dreadnought since they have no interest in being their slaves. Additionally, Optimus Prime, who believe that all organics deserve free will, was quick to become a part of those who would strive to keep the Ur-Quan Kzer-Za under check.
  • While the Kzer-Za respect Naofumi Iwatani for embracing the use of slavery and having a balance between care and authority over said slaves, Naofumi doesn't intend to reciprocate said respect, and has warned them that should they try to enslave him or any of his allies, he'll bring a fight that the Ur-Quan will regret having. The Ur-Quan Kzer-Za have acknowledged his warning and have not made any advances against him since such meeting.
  • The Ur-Quan Kzer-Za would soon learn about The Network, who wanted to unite all sentient races in an intergalactic community where all are at peace with each other. The two forces were impressed by each others' technology, and they have similar perspectives on humanity. While the Kzer-Za are suspicious of them, their goals of bringing all sentient races under them are similar enough for them to get along and work together, although they warn the Network that they will not tolerate being their slaves.
  • An Ur-Quan Dreadnought was once found docked with its captain peacefully idling by near the Rock of Ages. However, when another deity approached, the captain immediately went back into their ship and warned them that any further advances against them would be swiftly punished. When asked about their reasoning for hanging out near the Rock of Ages, they explained about how entities with similar biological structure to the Rock of Ages never triggered their inherent aggressive territoriality, and their former relationship with the Taalo, having similar rock-like biology, who were responsible for helping the Ur-Quan join the Sentient Milieu in an attempt to lead them to a more benevolent path, until the Dnyarri enslaved the Ur-Quan and forced them to destroy the Taalo through mind control.
    • Some Good-aligned members have been curious about the prospect of making the Ur-Quan learn to coexist with everyone else with this revelation, especially the Slylandro, who remember them back when they were of one species of brown, friendly Ur-Quan that would engage in friendly communications with them often, disappointed to see their former allies become what they are now. But even Tenma is doubtful of the possibility, noting that undoing the effects of what is essentially many millennia worth of horrific trauma and slavery from one Ur-Quan would be an uphill battle, let alone a whole race of distrustful Ur-Quan. It also doesn't help that there are those like Lord Recluse who would rather have the Ur-Quan turn away from the idea of being good and solidifying themselves as evil if everyone else considers their goals to be so.
  • When it comes to forcing them to reconsider the errors of their ways, the Phantom Thieves of Hearts decided to take a stab at trying to reform one when they learned that the Ur-Quan had their own palace in Mementos, only to find that the place was far, far more of a threatening place than they ever imagined. Hardened by the traumas their ancestors suffered, the place was littered with troops and ships from battle thralls both familiar and unfamiliar to them, slaves patrolling nearly every corridor and pathway, and strange zones that caused immense pain in those who stepped inside. Not to mentioned the extremely advanced security in comparison to all their human targets. It would be an extremely dangerous mission in comparison to their previous targets, and not only that, but the reforming of one Ur-Quan would only cause the entire Kzer-Za fleet to recognize the Phantom Thieves as a real threat, and dozens if not hundreds of Dreadnoughts launching city-destroying fusion blasts and speedy fighters upon them was not something they were willing to deal with. Taruto Maruki, who used to have the potential to change others' cognitions, was tempted to have his powers reawoken for the purpose of granting ease to their trauma-filled Genetic Memory and in the process, finally put an end to the Ur-Quan Path of Now and Forever, but he has resisted such temptations for the time being.
    • Iroque also knows that the Indigo Light would certainly work on the Ur-Quan since they have shown capability of being good from their Sentient Milieu days, but given that the Indigo Light's abilities are still related to mind compulsion, the Ur-Quan Kzer-Za want to see her enslaved, if not destroyed for her abilities.
  • Espers and psychics in general find it wise to avoid excessive use of their powers when an Ur-Quan Dreadnought is nearby to avoid their wrath. But while they dislike those who actively use mind-affecting powers, it doesn't make their treatment towards the ones they successfully enslave any more harsher, especially if they willingly become Fallow Slaves. Their enslavement of the Syreen, a race mostly consisting of attractive and psychic-affluent women that can use psychic compulsion to attract crew members from enemy ships and turn them into willing crewmates, was a surprising Pet the Dog moment for those who looked further into the Ur-Quan's past activities. During the end of the Ur-Quan Slave War where the Ur-Quan defeated their enemy, the Alliance of Free Stars, they had closed in on the greatly outnumbered Syreen fleet, and with no allies to turn to, the Syreen had surrendered. Upon the Ur-Quan requesting that the Syreen return to their home planet to be enslaved, the Syreen told them that their planet was destroyed in an unusual explosion and had nowhere to return to. To their surprise, the Ur-Quan revealed that they had dealt with Fallow Slaves with similar tragedies before. Asking the Syreen to describe their former homeworld as best as they could, the Ur-Quan went out of their way to find a new planet for the Syreen to stay in, which the latter found to be even better than their old home planet Syra. Then the Ur-Quan proceeded to escort them there before their usual procedure of forming a slave-shield around their new planet and taking away their spacecraft as usual.
    • The Ur-Quan once mistook Liara T'Soni of Shephard's crew for another Syreen captain for this reason, leading to a rather awkward meeting. While she finds how they gave the Syreen a new home planet when they didn't necessarily have to as quite heartwarming, the Ur-Quan are still a race of galaxy enslaving conquerors and she can't tolerate such forces for what they strive to do in the first place.
  • The Ur-Quan are very adept in starship battles, in spite of their overall lack of conventional ship agility, and one of their particular tricks is to use the gravity pull of nearby celestial bodies to fly faster than what their acceleration would normally allow, also known as the "Gravity Whip" maneuver. The Star Fox team would be one of the first to learn this first-hand, barely taking down one lone Dreadnought due to even one of a Dreadnought's fusion blasts being able to force crew members to retreat to safety by their sheer power alone, and the Improbable Aiming Skills of their own fighters should they get too close.
  • Three Ur-Quan Dreadnoughts approached Homura Akemi's temple in order to convince her to leave the GUAC and join them. Mentioning that they both wanted to commit they believed was to be the greater good for them and others, they have cited Homura's actions toward Madoka as a case of her and the Ur-Quan being not so different, supporting her actions as synonymous to their Path of Now and Forever, and referring to Homura as a "fellow enslaver", among other things. What remained after their attempt to persuade Homura were the charred remains of three Dreadnoughts due to self-destructing after their Kzer-Za captains were killed.
  • Amusingly, the Prinnies, while not liking the Kzer-Za too much, often flock in range of an Ur-Quan Dreadnought to become slaves if they're worried about getting in trouble with their usual master Etna, which Etna can't really deal with should certain Prinnies decide to have a change in masters since the Ur-Quan Kzer-Za can just blow her up from far away or LAUNCH FIGHTERS to deal with her instead.
  • The Slavers attempted to ally with the Kzer-Za believing that they could get along with each other for their penchant for enslaving others, but the green Ur-Quan were actually furious with the Slavers' actions. Sure, the Ur-Quan enslave other races, but enslaving members of one's own race is something else for the Kzer-Za, let alone cruelly torturing them. Finding the Slavers intolerable to deal with, they decided to punish the Slavers for their actions with a liberal dosage of giant fusion blasts upon their temple, and stating their existence only proves that humanity could only improve under Ur-Quan enslavement.
  • Learning about Oryx and how the Taken are Oryx's minions through mind corruption, the Ur-Quan had become very wrathful opposers of Oryx and his armies. Due to their shared rancor, it led to decently positive interactions with the Eliksni who had their own reasons to want Oryx crushed and subjugated, or worse. Then the Eliksni, being fond of the Ur-Quan's honest and unwavering authority, on top of the really advanced technology the Ur-Quan owned, showed interest in the Kzer-Za's ambitions, though not entirely convinced yet. After some discussion, the Ur-Quan proposed for the Eliksni to become Battle Thralls, and in exchange for their servitude to the Ur-Quan's conquest and acknowledging the Ur-Quan as a superior force, the Ur-Quan would lend the Eliksni their technology as they had with other battle thralls before, and also help them retrieve their "God" from humanity, which would restore some of the glory that they lost. While the Eliksni care little about being battle thralls, the opportunity that the Ur-Quan offered them, on top of having another ally against Oryx was undeniable for most of the Eliksni, for the time being at least. However, the Scorn and the House of Light greatly dislike the Ur-Quan's goals, and they find the decisions of the rest of the Eliksni to be very shameful. A few weeks after this decision, Oryx's temple would be hit by a devastating raid of organized Eliksni that rushed through Oryx's defenses and blowing up his Taken at a speed unexpected for them, with Oryx not realizing until after fending them off with some nasty losses that the Eliksni were now equipped with Ur-Quan technology and spacecraft, on top of the Ur-Quan assisting in their raid.
  • The Ur-Quan Kzer-Za are among those taking watch over Arael and Majora's temples, quickly subduing the two gods with their technology should they become noticably active. Due to their vulnerability to mind-related abilities, they don't want to be a victim of Arael's Mind Rape and they also know that those who are possessed by Majora cannot free themselves on their own, so they don't want anything that could control them even more strongly than the Dnyarri becoming a huge threat.
  • The Combine had decided to take a shot at the Ur-Quan Kzer-Za, attacking their fleet directly. However, despite the sheer size of the Combine's armies, the Ur-Quan utilized both their strategic prowess and more importantly, their far superior hyperspace-warping technology to out-mobilize their opposition, and the Combine would lose many of their own vessels for every Dreadnought they shot down. It also benefits the Kzer-Za that the Combine's specialty is in direct terran warfare rather than space combat. Eventually, the two sides chose to have a truce to avoid further losses, and avoiding each other when they can help it. On occasion, they even help each other deal with mutual enemies like with The Flood, in which the Kzer-Za will slave-shield territories occupied by the Gravemind's influence while the Combine can bring in their troops and clean up all the minions down there.
  • While Eiki Shiki would also like to see YHVH and his GUAL be knocked down a peg, she's not happy about the Kzer-Za's willingness to overthrow the GUAL violently and potentially becoming another tyrant seeking to take away everyone else's freedom. The Kzer-Za do not have hostile feelings toward her opposition, and have claimed that should they successfully usurp YHVH's position, that they will spare her and the other Magistrate Judges they do not think their roles threaten their Path of Now and Forever.
  • The Kzer-Za are despised by the House of Knowledge due to their tendencies to erase all ancient history from planets they enslave to ensure that their slaves do not grow rebellious in the long run. The Ur-Quan Kzer-Za hardly care about their resentment and only note that the Kohr-Ah would also do the same along with destroying everything else along the way. The Five Elders do understand the intentions behind such actions, but due to not wanting to be enslaved by the Ur-Quan, as well as having a superior of their own who may not want to deal with the Ur-Quan Kzer-Za, they decide it is best to not get too close with them.

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Intermediate Gods

    The Aparoids 
The Aparoids, Unholy Keystone Army
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The Aparoid Queen
  • Intermediate Deities collectively
  • Symbol: The Winged Aparoid
  • Theme Music: Aparoid Blitz, Aparoid Pigma (Collectively); Aparoid Queen, Queen's Core (For the Aparoid Queen)
  • Alignment: Chaotic Evil
  • Portfolio: Assimilation Plot, The Virus, Horde of Alien Locusts, Complete Monster (Aparoid Queen)
  • Domains: Assimilation, Aliens
  • Tense Alliance: Alex Mercer
  • Rivals: Borg Queen, The Flood, The Vex, The Infested
  • Enemies: Star Fox, Wolf O'Donnell, Sgt. Calhoun, Wreck-It Ralph, Jean-Luc Picard, James Heller, The Crystal Gems, the Diamond Authority
  • Source of Interest for: The Grox
  • Unknown Relation: Phazon
  • During a mission to take down remnants of Andross' army, the Star Fox team unexpectedly encounter a force far deadlier than what they're used to: the Aparoids. A race of insect/cyborg hybrids, their goal is to assimilate all life into their collective hive and are led by the Aparoid Queen, an apparently soulless being who sought to bypass evolution. Not only can the Aparoids infect organic beings into their mind, they can also infect machines. In order to combat this menace, Star Fox sought the help of Slippy's father to create a self-destruct program that would eradicate all the Aparoids once put into place. The team reached the Aparoids' homeworld and after a fierce battle with the Aparoid Queen, Star Fox activated the self-destruct program, and had to damage the queen further in order for the program to activate. In the end, once the queen was destroyed, all of the Aparoids perished as well.
  • As business was going around as usual in the Pantheon, there were reports of unusual bug-like creatures roaming around, prompting certain deities to try and exterminate them. A sense of dread grew as reports got out that machinery was infected by those bugs and things got worse when some deities became assimilated by these creatures. The news eventually reached Star Fox, who quickly realized that the Aparoids somehow found their way to the Pantheon and they quickly sought the help of some scientists to create an effective program that would stop the Aparoids' threat before things became dire. The Star Fox crew headed to where the Aparoid Queen was located and, knowing about what the Queen is capable of, made slightly quicker work of her before using the self-destruct program on her. While the queen did try to suppress it like what happened before, that program was a bit stronger thanks to the skills of the various Pantheonic scientists. While the threat of the Aparoids has subsided for the time being, Star Fox is aware that the Aparoids are going to strike again (and potentially be even more of a threat than before) and are determined to make sure the Pantheon doesn't fall to these creatures.
  • Many have drawn similarities between the Aparoids and the Borg, especially when it comes to their goal of assimilating others. The Borg Queen thinks that the Aparoids could pose a potent obstacle to her goals and is making sure that she and her Borg army surpass the Aparoids in terms of capabilities. Given that the Aparoid Queen wants to bypass evolution, there is a strong possibility that the Aparoids are trying to surpass the Borgs' capabilities via trying to eliminate them.
    • Jean-Luc Picard, who has fought against the Borg in the past alongside his crew members and was among the deities involved in trying to slow down the Aparoids before they could overtake the Pantheon, took the similarities seriously and wasn't happy with learning that the Aparoids are another version of one of Picard's biggest threats. He, alongside many other space explorers, have continued to participate in the effort to thwart the Aparoids' plans, with Star Fox providing help to these space explorers whenever possible.
  • One method that the Aparoid Queen uses in trying to get its foes to submit to her is by imitating the voices of those its victims know very well. This didn't really work on Star Fox as Fox knew better than anyone that his dad would never tell him to give up. The Aparoid Queen has since looked into more effective methods of destroying the fighting spirit of her foes before either destroying them or assimilating them as part of her collective.
  • While they were sending their insectoid army of Insectrox Gronox on a mission, The Grox witnessed the Aparoids in action and were very intriguied by the Aparoids' abilities. Once that assignment was over, The Grox has continued studying the Aparoids and have thought up of ideas on not only to improve themselves, but to potentially use the Aparoids for their own goals, provided that the Grox don't end up getting assimilated by the Aparoids first.
  • Much of the Aparoid army bears some sort of resemblance to space bugs in terms of appearance. Sgt. Calhoun and Wreck-It Ralph, both having had experience in fighting against Cy-Bugs, were very concerned about what the Aparoids are capable, especially when it comes to assimilating others and have fought against a number of the Aparoids' lower-level mooks. King Candy, having been absorbed by a Cy-Bug and gaining that creature's abilities in the process, was more than reminded of that particular moment after learning about and seeing the Aparoids in action. While a King Candy-fused Cy-Bug was bad enough, it's more than likely to be worse if he ends up getting assimilated by an Aparoid.
  • There is a highly heated rivalry between them and The Flood as far as their goals are concerned. Both have had experience in trying to assimilate others into their ranks and breaking others mentally, though The Gravemind is more interested in seeing everyone and everything suffer and the Aparoid Queen wants to surpass evolution and take over everything in its way. Battles between their soldiers end up being deadly and seeing a member of The Flood get infected by Aparoids and vice-versa has been noted to be terrifying in appearance.
    • One of the battles between the armies had a group of Phazon-infected Flood soldiers entering the battlefield, causing an even bigger mess than most other fights before it. The Aparoid Queen was curious about the Phazon and the more it learned about Phazon, the more that this substance was on the queen's mind in some capacity. Knowing that the Phazon will just kill anyone with a weak-mind, she has been toughening up her soldiers should an opportunity to get involved with the Phazon arrive.
  • Alex Mercer, who is merciless when it comes to absorbing others and getting whatever power they have, found out about the Aparoids and fought them, hoping to gain some additional power from them. This eventually led him to the Aparoid Queen, where he found out that it wanted to surpass evolution and take over the galaxy. Mercer noted that the Aparoids were similar to The Borg in terms of abilities and that was when he found out that the Aparoids were in conflict with the Borg. The Aparoid Queen figured that Mercer could be of some use in trying to dispose of The Borg and has offered some sort of proposition to him: he would gain some of the Aparoids' powers and would not only eliminate the Borg, but anything else that gets in the Aparoids' way. It's a very tenuous alliance to say the least, as Mercer intends to absorb the Aparoid Queen and her troops should The Borg get elminated entirely and the Aparoid Queen doesn't intend to keep Mercer around for long either.
    • Mercer's temporary alliance with them angered James Heller, who has a personal vendetta towards Mercer, quite a bit to put it mildly. It's one thing that a power-hungry monster is on the loose causing untold amounts of damage, but that monster willing to work with a dangerous race of aliens just to gain more power was more than enough for Heller to double his efforts in not only stopping Mercer, but to help out in stopping the Aparoids from causing further damage to the Pantheon and prevent more innocents from getting assimilated into them.
  • A number of their most brutal fights tend to happen whenever The Vex is their opponents. Seeing as how the Aparoids are capable of assimilating themselves into non-organic matter, The Vex are doing everything they can so that their members don't fall to the Aparoids in addition to trying to eliminate every single Aparoid from their sights or re-shape them into The Vex's own image. The Aparoid Queen sees The Vex's goals as a major obstacle in surpassing evolution.
  • One fantastical race in the Pantheon that The Aparoid Queen is a bit curious about is The Infested, thanks to their potent adaptive abilities. Even if it makes the Aparoids look more horrific and deformed upon absorbing them, the Aparoid Queen is willing to look further in them. This didn't sit well with The Infested and it resulted in more dangerous battles for the Aparoids. Many are worried about what could happen if the Aparoids really are successful in gaining the abilities of The Infested.
  • The Crystal Gems have proven to be a considerable source of irritation and interest for the Aparoid Queen; while their species doesn't evolve, their Hard Light bodies leave them immune to her assimilation efforts. It didn't, however, stop her from considering both Steven and Connie as potential targets since the two are more organic than their Crystal Gem allies, with both Steven and Connie being advised to stay far away from the Aparoids to avoid getting assimilated. The Crystal Gems also see the Aparoids' goal of increasing their numbers via assimilation to conquer others to be a bit too similar to that of Homeworld's, which had a similar goal in increasing their numbers, albeit via stealing resources and not assimilating others.

    The Crimson Raiders 
The Crimson Raiders Members , Holy Military Squad (Firehawk (Lilith); The Slab King (Brick))
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The Insignia note 
  • Intermediate (Lilith, Brick) to Lesser (Mordecai, Roland)
  • Symbol: The Crimson Raiders Insignia (a blend of the original Crimson Lance insignia and the Pandoran Vault emblem)
  • Theme Music: "How You Like Me Now?" by The Heavy; alternatively, Ain't No Rest For the Wicked by Cage the Elephant (shared with Marcus Kincaid)
  • Alignment: Lawful Neutral (Roland, Lilith, Mordecai), Chaotic Neutral (Brick); with elements of Good
  • Portfolios: Anti-Heroes, Rag Tag Bunch Of Misfits, Badass Crew, True Companions, One-Man Army (each individually), The Squad/The Team, La Résistance
  • Domains: Military Groups, Rebellion, Mercenaries
  • Heralds: The Secondary Vault Huntersnote  (minus Gaige, who has ascended), Third Generation Vault Hunters note 
  • Allies: (to all) Marcus Kincaid, Mad Moxxi, Tiny Tina, Sir Hammerlock, Claptrap, Gaige, the Outlaw Star Crew, Parasoul and the Black Egrets, Lelouch vi Britannia, The Basterds, The Guardians of the Galaxy, the Barian Emperors (except Vector)
  • Enemies: HANDSOME JACK, The rest of the Trollkaiger, the entire House of Villainy and Hall of Otherness Abominations, Cthulhu, Nobuyuki Sugou, Dr. Eggman, Dr. Wily, Grand Admiral Thrawn, Emperor Palpatine, Charles zi Britannia, Onaga, Lord Voldemort, Shen Gaoren
  • Tiny Tina had formed a plan. First step was slightly pulling some strings of influence with the Progenitors during a role-play campaign. Gygax and Arneson tried making it clear that they allowed the Pantheon to function without their influence. Tina, however, was relentless and eventually they assured her they would put in a good word towards what she was planning. Several days later, Handsome Jack found a certain paper with a message nailed to his door. He immediately recognized the symbol of a lance overlapping the Pandoran vault emblem. Jack immediately lost his cool as he tore up his entire temple, screaming obscenities. The words on the paper:
    We're here, BITCH.
    • As Tina expected, only Lilith, Mordecai and Brick came. They were missing a very special member. The second step was “borrowing” the Rat Talisman from the Treasury, which she managed to do so with the Machine’s permission. The final step was returning to Pandora and Sanctuary to a certain grave. When she arrived, she saw the memorial statue and placed the Talisman on a string around its neck. Just like Goliath, the Talisman worked its magic as the statue became flesh and blood. Roland had returned.
    • The former leader of the Raiders had little recollection of what happened after Angel was freed/killed, but Tina filled him in. He was shocked to hear he was dead and that he was just a statue of himself brought to life. He pondered returning to the pedestal and removing the Talisman, but stopped after seeing Tina with tears in her forlorn eyes. She then said Handsome Jack was still “alive” in the Pantheon and that the Raiders needed him. Roland agreed and left with her. Upon his arrival, the rest of the Raiders (especially Lilith) were stunned speechless to see him back. The reunion was awkward, to put it mildly, as Tina was heavily scolded for doing something so reckless just to have Roland back. The “statue” stood up for her and promised that once Jack would be finally dead for good, he would then return to his own sleep. The rest of the Raiders agreed and welcomed their leader back.
  • The Raiders, when they were still Vault Hunters, are known as a battle-hardened team of True Companions. They have faced and destroyed many obstacles that would be impossible for mere mortals, from entire hordes of dangerous creatures, bandit gangs, military mercenaries, assassins, zombies and robots, to even Eldritch Abominations. They have quite a list of foes they intend to take down which includes an entire House and the Hall of the Otherness Abominations, but first and foremost is Handsome Jack.
  • Upon ascension, the Raiders brought a cadre of their best men to the Pantheon in case they are needed. They have a formal alliance with the Black Egrets as Parasoul is impressed by the main quartet's many accomplishments. Each group has agreed to help the other out if they are ever in trouble.
  • They also get along well with the crew of the Outlaw Star, mostly because Gene and Aisha are interested in the many Vaults the Raiders are prone to look for and find, hoping they are filled with riches or anything valuable. Of course, Brick has said he already called dibs on finding them.
  • As he is his own statue come to life, Roland keeps the Rat Talisman close to him at all times. However, in case the Talisman is ever needed for other purposes, he relinquishes it and the statue is keep under close surveillance in the Raiders HQ/Temple. Handsome Jack issued a bounty on anyone who can destroy his statue during those times.
  • Roland gets along very well with Jax, seeing him as the leader the Crimson Lance should have had. It's through him that he's met other known military leaders such as Guile and Duke.
  • One day, Roland was calibrating his Scorpio Turret when the Engineer showed up and was fascinated by the technology of the turret as both an offensive and defensive weapon. Both began to tinker around with it until Fix-It Felix also appeared. With both the Engineer's know-how and Felix's hammer, Roland's turret was upgraded with some of his herald Axton's Sabre Turret abilities like a second gun, the ability to stick to walls or ceilings and a more versatile rotation motor. Needless to say, he's quite pleased with it.
  • As he's really stone, he naturally gets along with Goliath, the other known frequent user of the Rat Talisman. He also gets along very well with both Tak and Geb. All three agreed to help safeguard his statue from Jack if he ever needs to relinquish the Talisman.
  • Was mistaken by Yuma Tsukumo who thought he heard the voice of the Barian Emperor Durbe when Roland was practicing some Japanese. Upon meeting the Emperors, the Raiders were a bit apprehensive but eventually formed alliance with them. Any help necessary with the forewarned battle in the future is appreciated.
  • While secretly thankful he's back, Lilith still is unable to get Roland's interest romantically, muttering he's "still as blunt as a rock. Only literally now". She goes to the House of Love to get advice on how to finally get through to him.
  • Lilith once met Rose, whom sensed her great power as a Siren. The Romani fortune teller told her she could control and even improve her power with proper training and directed her to Professor X.
    • Xavier was instantly impressed by Lilith's Siren power and her Phasewalk (while she was even more impressed that he was able to keep an eye on her as she phased around), agreeing to help her further improve her skills. In the days she's not leading the Raiders, she goes to Xavier's Mansion to train alongside the rest of the X-Men. As expected, she, Jean Grey and Kitty Pryde get along very well.
  • Despite her general attitude, Lilith is also a major closet geek. Whenever she is not on duty with the Raiders or training with the X-Men, she disappears to play a few role-play sessions or some arcade machines at the House of Gaming. She too is welcome to the small D&D/B&B campaigns Tina has with the Progenitors.
    • Johnny Storm was curious about her when he heard that her nickname was "Firehawk" and paid a visit to X-Men HQ to see her in action. He witnessed her using the full extent of her Siren powers as she grew wings of flame and destroyed a Sentinel construct in the Danger Room. He was instantly smitten. Johnny hit on her once practice was over, but she replied that she only has eyes for Roland. Johnny said it was cool and the two became friends since. Of course, Ben had the last laugh with a snarky comment.
  • Mordecai was impressed with the various snipers around the Pantheon and wishes to one day challenge them all. He heard rumors of a sniper tournament coming in the near future and he's already preparing for it.
  • He once found himself face to face with Anivia when he journeyed to the Sub-House of Birds. He instantly praised how magnificent she was and he was shocked to hear her talk back. Mordecai then began telling her all about Bloodwing and how she died. The Cryophoenix was saddened that something that terrible happened to a fellow avian and promised she will help him take care of the fledgeling, Talon and assist him if he ever needed help. Of course, this alliance also made him good friends with Ashe.
  • His friendship with Nakoruru is a bit strained. The Nature goddess is upset how Mordecai has killed many creatures as a Hunter, but at the same time feels glad he has a special bond with birds. That, and Mamahaha finds herself at ease when held by him since the hawk never trusts anyone aside from Nakoruru. She too has agreed to raise Talon for him.
  • Was once confused as a Luchador by Rey Mysterio due to his hispanic accent and his strange mask. Mordecai on the other hand, asked him if he was Truxican. Even with the joking aside, the two get along.
  • Met the other Mordecai once. When asked what happened when they met, he simply replied that he would be at Moe's if anyone needed him.
  • When Brick was first introduced to the Heavy by Tina, the similarities between the two of them was incredible. To the surprise of his fellow RED/BLU mercenaries, the Heavy actually allowed Brick to handle Sasha. In return, Brick gave him his Mongol rocket launcher. The two immediately went on a wild shooting rampage on the GUAE with Tina throwing grenades as she jumped between the two of them.
  • Even though Brick is a Blood Knight who loves to fight (having frequent bouts with both Kenpachi and Aran to satisfy his battle lust), he surprinsingly has a soft center that few know of. Fluttershy heard from Tina about Brick's dead puppy and felt sorry for the big guy.
    • Fluttershy eventually tried to find Brick a new pet, just as she did with Rainbow Dash. The big guy instead adopted every animal she showed him. Of course, he has her take care of them for him.
  • Brick and Ralph hit it off quite well, with both impressed by each other's fists. They both enjoy arm wrestling with one another, which always ends up destroying whatever table or cracking whatever surface they play at. Brick even offered him a chance to join the Slabs, as he's their leader, but Ralph said he's happy being with his friends.
    • It was during one of Ralph's "babysitting" times when Brick met the Cutie Mark Crusaders. The big guy immediately picked all three of them upand began to playfully toss-and-catch them in the air, much to the shock of everyone present. The Crusaders asked him if they would ever get their cutie marks by being Slabs. Brick was willing to sign them on the spot, only for Applejack and Rarity to give him harsh stares and decided not to go with it.
  • Formed a strange bond with Jimmy Hopkins, who for some reason reminds Brick of himself as a youngster. He admires his attitude and willingness to stand up to all bullies. Brick went as far as to say if Jimmy ever wanted to, he'd make a great Slab. Jimmy turned him down as he doesn't want to be part of any clique or gang. Brick respects the decision, much to the surprise of the other Raiders.
  • Seeing as he skipped out on formal education in his youth, Roland and Lilith recommended that he enroll in Elysium Academy, much to the surprise of Dumbledore and the rest of the faculty. Brick may have some problems with grades, but makes up for it in extracurricular activities. Naturally, he's respected by other Academy toughs like Nelson, Kubiak and Daigo.
  • After some time, they later resurfaced to combat a new foe in the form of the Children of the Vault, recruiting a new group of Vault Hunters. Their war eventually resulted in Lilith's apparent sacrifice.

    The Helghan Empire 
The Helghan Empire, Divine Nation of Threatening Troops (The Helghan Corporation (Formerly), The Helghast)
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  • Intermediate Deities as a whole
  • Symbol: The Helghan Empire Symbol
  • Theme Song: Helghan Forever
  • Alignment: Lawful Evil
  • Portfolio: Dying Race, Gas Mask Mooks, The Great Depression, Human Subspecies, The Resenter, Sociopathic Soldier, We Have Reserves, Complete Monster (Stahl, Tyran, Metrac, Kratek)
  • Domains: War, Resources, Troops, Empires, Masks, Conflict
  • Allies: Scolar Visari, Colonel Mael Radec, The 501st Legion, Emperor Palpatine, Arcturus Mengsk, ADVENT, The Corpus
  • Rivals: The Enclave, The Grineer
  • Enemies: Master Chief, XCOM, The Combine, The Guardians, Arthur Maxson, Luke Skywalker, Leia Organa, The Tenno
  • Pitied by: Magneto
  • The Helghan Empire has a lot of history behind how they came to be. Originally known as the Helghan Corporation conglomerate who was sent from earth by the UCN to colonize two planets that they named Vekta and Helghan, the first being was perfect for settlement while the second being rich in resources but uninhabitable. Conflicts sparked after the UCN showed regret after handing over those planets and after the Helghan Corporation refused to cooperate with them, they launched and invasion and displaced all the members of Helghan corporation to live in Helghan. Years later and living decades of suffering, the Helghan Empire was born and intended to take back Vekta from the ISA after losing the war. They were almost succesful but the ISA was succesful at repelling them and then the fight was taken to their home planet.
  • The Helghast are infamous for their troops looking very menacing, with Gas Masks and dark bulky armor being the standard attire for the regular troopers and they have a reputation of being brutal with their enemies. It's best exemplified with Colonel Radec in how brutal the man can be, even with his own men and when he heard of the news about the Helghan Empire earning a settlement in the Pantheon he wasted no time in coming to visit them, pledging his Undying Loyalty towards his superiors.
  • The Helghast are extremely aggressive and protective of their temple and such have shoot to kill policy to anyone that enters they territory since ever since the ISA invasion they've become very paranoid. Their temple seems to be a recreation of Helghan's environment right down to the deadly conditions and hazardous climate.
  • Seeking to expand their military power, they made a few alliances with other empires, with Palpatine and Arcturus Mengsk being their greatest newfound allies thanks to the efforts of Radec leaving a good impression on them. The Helghast forces and the 501st also occasionally join forces to patrol the Houses of War and Villainy and Mengsk has talked with Scolar Visari about UED, a faction from his universe similar to the ISA who seeks to take the Koprulu Sector from them.
  • The average born Helghan is usually pale and mutated thanks to the harsh conditions of Helghan, that's why they use gas masks. Though they got used to the environment, the armed forces still use them as a symbol of pride and intimidation. Given how the ISA treats them as non-human trash, Magneto took pity on them and has been in talks with Visari about a potential alliance, but so far all of this are simply rumors.
  • The inhabitants of the world of Fallout had a lot of differing opinions about the Helghast, considering that Helghan is not that different from the earth they come from, even if most of the hazardous environment is natural to the planet. They saw the Enclave as a potential ally and they seem to share a lot of methods and common goals, but given that most Helghast are mutated, the Enclave's racism prevented them from becoming true allies and ultimately became bitter rivals. An known enemy of the Enclave, Arthur Maxson, also was reminded a lot of the enclave given their totalitarian approach to politics and it didn't help that he also dislikes mutants, considering the Helghast as mutated freaks from outer space that totally deserved getting their planet nuked.
  • The Helghast have faced a lot of opposition from many places, particularly the likes of XCOM, Master Chief, The Rebel Alliance and the Guardians since all of them have faced Evil Empires before. Luke and Leia didn't take kindly to their alliance with Palpatine and XCOM reminds them too much of the ISA to the point that the Helghast have done everything in their power to remove their presence from the pantheon, an effort that made them allies with ADVENT.
  • In the past, the Helghast used to be a Corporative Conglomerate before their dissolution. That's one of the many reason that they seem to be on good terms with the Corpus and Visari actually talked with the Corpus higher ups to form a partnership. They would aid the Helghast on their war against the ISA and they in turn would get a hold of the resources of Planet Helghan, which are said to be quite rare.
    • What confused people was that, in methods, the Helghast resemble the Grineer a lot more than the Corpus. Initially Visari talked with the Twin Queens about their respective conflicts and how they could benefit from helping each other but the sheer mindless drones of the Grineer couple with how treacherous the queens can be, Visari decided to cut ties with them. Of course, this caused both the Helghast and the Grineer to be at each others throats, even if at best it's a fierce rivalry. There is also the fact that the Tenno have been also contacted to deal with the Helghast threat, which sometimes makes both factions work together against a common enemy.
  • One would think that the Helghast and the Combine would get along given how both factions have Gas Mask Mooks as their average army soldier, but that wasn't the case. The Combine are a colonialist empire and that reminded the Helghast about the ISA and decided to oppose them, even if it's possible that the Combine could easily dispatch of the Helghast in mere minutes.
  • In the end, Helghan was nuked by the remaining forces of the ISA and the planet became inhabitable, forcing the survivors to take shelter in Vekta. A separatist faction was formed afterwards, where they decided to take down the ISA leaders and take the planet for themselves but that ended in failure for them. Thankfully for them, the Helghast forces in the pantheon are all the original leaders of the Helghan Empire and they all seek to regain the glory of the Helghast once more.

    Rebel Army (Metal Slug
The Rebel Army, Divine Group of Evil Armies (Rebellion Army | Morden: Devil Rebirth, The Devil Reborn | O'Neil: Immortal Devil Sergeant, Fearsome Army of Trillion)
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The Rebel Army Symbol
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General Donald Morden
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Allen O'Neil
  • Intermediate Gods as a whole
  • Symbol: An "X" Symbol (Pictured above)
  • Theme Song: Assault
  • Alignment: Lawful Evil
  • Portfolio: Mascot Mooks, Made of Plasticine, Putting on the Reich, The Revolution Will Not Be Civilized, Deeply Loyal to Morden, Laughably Evil
  • Domains: Armies, Invasion, Evil, War, Combat
  • Followers: The Red Ribbon Army
  • Allies: The Helghast, Scolar Visari, Wild Dog, Count Dooku, Khaled Al-Asad, The Corpus
  • Enemies: The Peregrine Falcons and The Sparrows, Mars People (Occasional Enemy Mine with the previous two), Leona Heidern, The V.S.S.E., Jim Raynor, The Grineer, SCP-516, The Orca,
  • The Rebel Army is a splinter group from the Regular Army, formed by General Donald Morgen after he resigned following the Central Park bombing where he lost his right eye and his young son. Jaded by the sheer corruption, Morden decided to rally all the soldiers that followed him out of sheer loyalty and attack the Regular Army's weakpoints, even at one point almost assassinating the President. Since then, the Rebel Army established itself as the Regular Army's biggest foe and the main opponent of the Peregrine Falcons and Sparrows Quartet.
  • Their ascension was an attempted invasion in order to gain a position of power. However, they were stopped by a timely intervention from Marco Rossi and his comrades. But unfortunately for them, Morden managed to convince the court to allow his group a position in the House of War.
  • While they tend to be the main antagonistic force of their series, they are willing to put their differences aside with the Regular Army if it means fighting an even bigger foe. The Mars People for instance have been allied with Morden and his men a couple times and and that has ended horribly for the Rebel Army so their relation is not exactly the best except that one time an even deadlier alien race invaded earth and both groups alongside the Regular Army and the Metal Slug Crew had to work out their differences.
  • One of the most notable members of the Rebellion Army aside from General Morden is Allen O'Neil, Morden's right hand man. He is feared for being very good at his job and also tough as hell to put down, having survived things no normal human would. From regular gunshots to high falls to even gigantic explosions, nothing has managed to put Allen down for good. One time he was even eaten by an Orca once but he still lived to tell the tale and that's one of the reasons he seems to dislike the Orca for reminding him of that painful experience. The Orca also returns the sentiment considering how it feels about humans as a whole
  • Found a lot in common with the Helghast, an army who were screwed over by their superiors and later became their own separate group. Morden was appalled at the conditions the Helghans were subjected to and decided to form an alliance with Scolar Visari in order to restore their power and gain a powerful ally on the process. It's believed the Helghan technology is what later allowed the future version's of the Rebel Army to travel back in time and help their present counterpart.
    • Their ties to the Helghast also allowed them to meet the Corpus and their interest on vehicles such as the Metal Slug and similar devices allowed them to form trading partnership with the Rebellion Army. That only propelled the enemies of both factions to target the other one in retaliation and some believed that the Rebel Army were more likely to side with the Grineer but ultimately Morden and co were disgusted with their goals.
  • Even though they are called the "Rebel Army" they are not fighting against an evil regime and are a lot closer to a splinter terrorist cell that was not happy with the management of the Regular Army. That's why people like Jim Raynor or members of the Rebel Alliance are not happy that other deities keep confusing this group with theirs. The latter have a more personal grudge after Morden allied himself with Count Dooku, who was approached by Morden himself to convince his branch to join his army.
  • Given their terrorist origins, it was a matter of time before Wild Dog was hired as another enforcer for Morden and his men. The terrorist didn't mind working for Morden as long as he gets payed and the fact that he promised they would also go after his enemies delighted him to no end. And it wasn't long before the V.S.S.E. sent a couple agents to deal with Wild Dog and his Rebel Army-related activities, which made the agency another potential enemy for Morden and his men. Wild Dog also seems to be close to O'Neil, both men having been killed/defeated countless times yet they are still kicking.
  • The Rebel Army also has a Middle Eastern branch, managed by the Arabian Abul Abbas. This naturally caught the attention of notorious terrorist Khaled Al-Asad and contacted Morden in order to propose a joint alliance, which could also allow the Rebel Army to get into contact with Imran Zakhaev.
  • Interested in stealing some Vehicles for their personal arsenal, mostly tanks given how they stole the Metal Slug blueprints and mass-produced it. They were interested in stealing SCP-516, but the regiment sent to seize it discovered a bit late that the tank was sentient and that it despised traitors. Normally, one tank wouldn't be that much of a hassle, but it was with friends willing to protect it, so they had to retreat.
  • Symbolism aside, they have no relationship with Nazis. Some people did point out that they constantly take hostages and other valuable targets hostage (including the president) but they still deny any connection to nazism and denounce them as a group.

Demigods

    7th Armored Division 
"1941. The Desert Fox, Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, arrives in Libya to assume command of the Afrika Korps. Within a few months, Rommel, the rising star of the German Army, recaptures the territory taken by the British and Commonwealth Forces prior to his arrival. Despite being heavily outnumbered by the British Forces, the superior range and armor of the German tanks allows the Afrika Korps to take the fight to the Allies. By July of 1942, the Desert Fox and his unstoppable Afrika Korps, in a series of classic Blitzkrieg attacks, pushes the British Forces eastward, across the deserts of Libya, and into Egypt. Now in late 1942, holding their ground a mere 60 miles from the Egyptian capital of Cairo, British Field Marshal Montgomery's forces, including the Desert Rats of the 7th Armored Division, prepare to blunt the German offensive, and regain the initiative." -Intro to "The Battle of El-Alamein"


"Libya, 1943. The British Crusader tank enters its second year of service in the North African desert campaign. Desert tank warfare proves difficult and challenging for both sides. Dust clouds kicked up by the movement of their tracks and the firing of their cannons create poor visibility conditions during combat. Navigation is also a problem. The vast Libyan desert offers little in the way of recognizable landmarks. The British Crusaders, whose guns lack the range of their German counterparts, are forced to use massed high-speed charges to close within firing range. A dangerous strategy, that leaves much to be desired." -Intro to "The Tank Squadrons"
Sgt. John Davis and Tank Commander David Welsh, Patron Saints of Desert Warfare (Davis, Welsh: Fox Three)
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Davis (above) and Welsh (below) in 1943, during the Tunisia and Libya campaigns, respectively
Davis during the Normandy Campaign in June 1944 
Mk. VI Crusader Mk. III Cruiser tank 
  • Themes:
  • Demigods
  • Symbol: The insignia of the British 7th Armored Division
  • Alignments: Lawful Good
  • Portfolio:
  • Allies:
  • Enemies:
  • Oppose:
  • Conflicted Opinion: Maho Nizhizumi, The Anglerfish Team
  • Herald: Sgt. Edward Carlyle
  • Members of the famous 7th Armored Division, better known as the "Desert Rats", Sgt. John Davis and Tank Commander David Welsh are both long-time veterans of the grueling North African campaign. Davis fought as an infantryman, while Welsh commanded a Crusader Mk. III cruiser tank.
  • Davis' baptism of fire was at the Second Battle of El Alamein, where, under the command of one Captain Price, took part in several defensive, diversionary, and later offensive battles against elements of the Afrika Korps. He would then see action again during the Tunisia campaign, where he took part in vicious fighting to secure the route to Tunis.
  • Welsh, on the other hand, was known to have fought during the British advance into Libya in January 1943, where he engaged Panzers of the Afrika Korps in a massive Epic Tank-on-Tank Action. In addition, he's also destroyed several 88mm Anti-Armor guns during one of these battles.
  • In addition to fighting in North Africa, Davis is also a veteran of the Normandy campaign, specifically in the Battles for Caen. During these numerous engagements, he's known to have destroyed 3 Tiger I heavy tanks while helping to secure the 7th Armored Division's advance and securing of the areas near Caen.
  • Of special note is that Davis is The Protagonist of his story's respective British campaign, with 11 out of 13 missions being from his perspective. Welsh, by contrast, is more of a case of being A Day in the Limelight, with him and his crew only playable in 2 missions.
  • Both men also notably kept a Diary, each containing important information regarding their upcoming battles. Davis kept diaries detailing important parts of the El Alamein, Tunisia, and Normandy campaigns, while Welsh's diaries described the deserts of Libya as well as the German tanks and anti-tank guns they repeatedly faced.
  • While it is unknown what happened to both men following their last known battles, it is heavily implied that they both survived the war. However, thanks to their impressive actions and feats in the deserts of North Africa, it has been decided to ascend them as the Patron Saints of Desert Warfare.
  • Because of this, both of them ascended as how they had looked during the latter parts of the North Africa campaign, with Davis wearing a short sleeved tunic and short pants, while Welsh ascends alongside the Crusader tank he had last commanded (albeit without the rest of his crew).
  • Immediately, both Welsh and Davis link up with any Allied forces they can find. Eventually, both men are found by Rangers Lt. Randall and Sgt. Bill Taylor, who immediately take them to the other Allied deities present in the Pantheon. Despite taking orders from Americans due to a lack of WWII-era British officers in the Pantheon, they nonetheless decide to do what they can to aid their allies in the fight against the Nazis lurking in the Pantheon.
  • Upon finally meeting the aforementioned Lt. Randall and Sgt. Bill Taylor in person for the first time in the Pantheon, Davis sincerely apologizes to the two men about his failure to save two of their fellow Rangers in time. The aforementioned men were badly wounded POWs Davis and the rest of his unit had found being held at a German aid station. It was heavily implied that these Rangers were captured by the Germans during the failed German counterattack at Point du Hoc.
  • When Davis hears about a Captain Price being in the Pantheon, he immediately decides to report to who he thinks is his former superior officer from the North African and Normandy campaigns. When he finally meets him, however, he soon realizes that the Captain Price in question is not the man he had served under During the War. However, when Price notices the logo of the British 7th Armored Division on the Sergeant's uniform, he immediately tells Davis that the man he's looking for is very likely to be his identical-looking grandfather.
  • Among the deities they immediately get along with are fellow North Africa veterans Lt. Mike Powell and Lt. Karl Fairburne. The latter especially so, due to his close working relationship with members of the British 8th Army, which the 7th Armored Division was part of.
    • Pretty soon, the two British soldiers begin exchanging stories and intel with the former SOE agent. Welsh in particular was astonished that the Germans were able to build a massive behemoth like the P.1000 Ratte. Davis himself was impressed at the ease of which Fairburne destroyed several of The Dreaded Tiger I Heavy tanks with nothing but a Sniper Rifle.
  • Davis comes to oppose the actions of The Basterds, thanks mainly to having been ordered never to harm unarmed German Prisoners-Of-War during the Normandy campaign.
  • Welsh, meanwhile, befriends Darjeeling, due to her extensive knowledge of British tanks like Welsh's own Crusader. In fact, she helps him repair his damaged tank, which had been hit several times by fire from German tanks during the advance into Libya. In exchange, Welsh assists her in her own tank battles against members of the Anglerfish Team.
    • Initially, Welsh mistakes the Anglerfish Team's Panzer IV as well as Maho Nishizumi's Tiger I as hostiles, and almost ends up hitting them with his Crusader's main gun. Thankfully, Darjeeling stops him when she points out that the markings on their tanks are clearly not the Balkenkreuz seen on actual Panzers.
    • It's through Darjeeling that Welsh meets Yukari Akiyama. Unsurprisingly, she immediately begins telling Welsh about her extensive knowledge of his Crusader tank, which impresses the British tank commander a lot.
  • Both Davis and Welsh despise Captain Martin Walker and his infamous actions in Dubai, to the point that they refuse to talk to him altogether. It helps that, in contrast to Walker's Deconstructor Fleet story, Davis and Welsh come from a more straightforward Battle Epic.
  • Upon learning about a Sherman tank being in the Pantheon's Great Treasury, both Davish and Welsh become interested in checking it out, the former having been supported by them since the North African campaign, while the latter hopes to upgrade from the Crusader to something with a little more firepower.
  • The two British soldiers find out the hard way that the Nazis aren't the only thing lurking in the Pantheon's deserts, when they come across the Desert Seltas and Desert Seltas Queen, which come close to killing both men had it not been for Amuro Ray and Shiro Amada opening fire on the monsters and saving their lives.
    • Both Davis and Welsh, unsurprisingly, are both speechless upon seeing the two EFF pilot's Gundams, which dwarf Welsh's own Crusader. Nonetheless, both are grateful to the two Mobile Suit pilots, and they begin forming a friendship over their shared experiences in desert combat.
  • Davis gets along well with Royal Navy shipgirl Warspite, thanks in no part to the British Sergeant having been assisted by the Royal Navy at one point late in the Battle of El-Alamein. He personally asks her if she can aid them again in the event that they run into trouble in the midst of combat, to which she agrees.
  • Both men would rather not have Lance Corporal Jack Jones join them in their patrols, mainly due to his age as well as the risk of him becoming The Load. Not to mention that he's mainly trained as a Home Guard, while both of them are mainly specializing in patrolling the vast Sahara Desert.
  • Davis, upon seeing Maho Nishizumi's Tiger I tank for the first time, is struck with unease. Thankfully, Commander Welsh, who was apologizing the latter for accidentally hitting her tank with live ammunition, manages to explain to the British Sergeant that she's by no means affiliated with the Nazis, and that her tank is catered towards mock battles and not actual combat. He also tells them that the Anglerfish Team's Panzer IV is also no threat, in order to prevent the Sergeant from again accidentally trying to blow them up with TNT.

Captain Price: "Bloody fine work men. The 7th Armored's made it out of this mess thanks to our efforts on this flank. That said, our job here is done. So let's get the hell out of here."

    The Flag Raisers 
The Flag RaisersMembers , Divine Heralds of Iconic Flag Posing (The Heroes of Iwo Jima)
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Surviving Flag Raisers during their war bond drive tour 

     Marine Squad (Pacific Assault
Sgt. Thomas Conlin, Gunnery Sgt. Francis Evan Minoso, Navy Corpsman James Broderick Sullivan, and Pvt. William Gaines, Patron Saints of The US Marine Corps (Conlin: Tommy, Tom, Tommygun; Minoso: Frank; Sullivan: Doc, Sully, Jim, Jimmy; Gaines: Willy)
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From left: Sullivan, Gaines, Minoso, and Conlin

     Marine Squad (World at War
Pvt. C. Miller, Pvt. Polonsky, and Sgt. Roebuck, Patron Saints of Jungle Warfare (Miller; Roebuck: The Sarge; Polonsky: Kid)
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Top: Miller, Center: Roebuck, Bottom: Polonsky

Roebuck: "Everything that was asked of us, we've done. Every night we lay in a filthy foxhole...Prayin' the enemy won't slit our throats. Every day we spent crawling through the mud and dirt while bullets whistled all around. This is the enemy's last stand. When we take Shuri Castle, we go home. All of us."

    Randall and Taylor 
Lt. Randall and Sgt. Bill Taylor, Divine Rangers of the Pantheon
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Randall as a Sergeant
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Taylor as a Corporal
  • Theme: Rhine Victory Exhausted
  • Demigods
  • Symbol: The logo of the US Army Rangers during World War II
  • Alignment: Lawful Good
  • Portfolio: Both men: US Army Rangers, Using a mix of WWII-era guns like the M1911A1, Thompson, M1 Garand, and M1919
  • Domains: United States Army, Soldiers, World War II
  • Followers: Captain Miller, Lt. Col. Mucci, Sgt. Foley and Cpl. Dunn
  • Allies:
  • Enemies: Johann Schmidt, Fritz von Meyer, Wilhelm "Deathshead" Strasse, Adenoid Hynkel, Rudol von Stroheim, The Nazi Storm Elites, The Waffen Infantry and Waffen Officers, Milleneum
  • Opposes: Senator Armstrong, General Shepherd
  • Headbutting Heroes: Bismarck and Prinz Eugen, U-511, Erica Hartmann, Gertrud Barkhorn
  • Randall and Taylor are soldiers of the US 2nd Ranger Battalion, one of the most elite and well-known units in the US Army during the War in Europe and Africa.
  • Compared to most US Army units, Rangers like Randall and Taylor are given more difficult missions and objectives by the Army high command, such as assaulting heavily fortified enemy positions or assisting in raids behind enemy lines. These two Rangers specialized in the former department, having done this at least thrice during their tour-of-duty.
    • This is stark contrast to Lt. Mike Powell, who specializes more in missions deep behind enemy lines, and prefers stealth over direct combat when not on the frontline.
    • Also, while Powell is more of a One Riot, One Ranger type, Randall and Taylor emphasize more on the idea that "No one fights alone", which remains true throughout their respective story.
  • Among their list of battles they took part in Europe are: the Normandy campaign, the Battle of Hill 400, and Operation Plunder.
    • Like Lt. Mike Powell and Pvt. Robert Zussman, they're also veterans of D-Day, although unlike them, who were part of the forces who landed at Omaha Beach, the newcomers to the Pantheon were part of the Pointe Du Hoc assault force.
    • Among some of Randall's and Taylor's later exploits are during the Battle of Hurtgen Forest, where they assaulted the heavily defended Hill 400, part of the larger Siegfried line, and later held back elements of the 116th Panzer Division trying to take the hill back.
    • Their last hurrah in Europe was the Crossing of the Rhine River, where they held took a heavily defended town despite heavy casualties and the Germans having tank support. It is during this battle that both Rangers are promoted to their current ranks, and thus why they are known as Lieutenant and Sergeant rather than their ranks from their story.
  • Following the end of the War in Europe, as well as their battlefield promotions, both Rangers arrive in the Pantheon. Having arrived in via an LCVP (complete with grappling hooks), the newly-promoted Lt. Randall and Sgt. Taylor begin to proceed with extreme caution, not knowing what's in store for them.
  • The first deity they come into contact with is a fellow Ranger from their unit, one Lt. Mike Powell. He immediately requests help from his fellow Rangers, as he needs men who can help him storm and destroy Fort Schmerzen. With no other intel and being in potentially hostile territory, they decide to stick with the Lieutenant and follow his orders.
  • Powell then takes the two newcomers back to Allied lines, where he briefs them about the large German military presence in the Pantheon, composed mainly of Waffen-SS soldiers under Johann Schmidt and Wilhelm Strasse. He also briefs them about his planned mission: to destroy their two main strongholds in the Pantheon: the aforementioned Fort Schmerzen, and the much larger Der Flakturm.
    • Upon finding out Taylor's marksmanship skills being similar to his own, he assigns the Corporal the task of providing him sniper cover, not unlike how he himself provided cover for several of his own allies back during the war.
  • The more experienced Ranger also introduces them to the other American soldiers, sailors, and Marines in the Pantheon. Sure enough, the two newer Rangers begin sharing stories with several other veterans of the European Theater.
    • With regards to Pvt. Robert Zussman, they both share their experiences in Normandy as well as the Hurtgen Forest.
    • Both are surprised that Captain America, a comic book character, is very much real in this universe. Not only that, but his Arch-Enemy, the Red Skull, is also a deity in the Pantheon, and even commands some of the Waffen-SS units in the Pantheon as well.
  • When Randall and Taylor, working under Powell, finally get to encounter the German forces based in the Pantheon, they get the shock of their lives. While the Waffen Infantry and Waffen Officers aren't too different from the Wehrmacht troops they're accustomed to fighting, it's the Nazi Storm Elites that cause them great concern, as one manages to tank several of their well-placed rounds before being killed by a headshot from Taylor's Springfield. Powell assures them that there's much worse to be seen, the Lieutenant having met Wilhelm "Deathshead" Strasse in person during one of his missions.
  • Both Rangers get along well with Warspite. It helps that Royal Navy ships like her helped provide gunfire support for their unit during the Pointe Du Hoc assault, especially during their advance further inland. With Iowa's additional presence, they can be assured of occasional naval support as well, especially if their next operations will take them to coastal areas.
  • Both men are impressed at the feats of Pvt. James Ramirez, a Ranger from some 70 years after World War II. So much so, that they also order him to do everything else for them.
  • While they appreciate Lance Corporal Jack Jones' zeal in wanting to fight the Nazis, they would rather have him behind friendly lines, due to the risk of becoming The Load in the missions the two Rangers make behind enemy lines.
  • They get to meet Chuck Norris at one point, due to Randall hearing about him being a Ranger just like him and Taylor. While details of this meeting are mostly unknown, it can best described as an unforgettable and awesome encounter.
  • At one point, their battalion's actions are narrated by US President Ronald Reagan, something that can even be heard at the end of one of their story's early levels. Seeing an opportunity at making them propaganda pieces for their cause, General Shepherd and Senator Armstrong try to make an offer to the two Rangers. Thanks to Lt. Powell warning them in advance, however, they refuse, like so many other good-aligned deities before them have.
  • To their amazement, there are dozens, if not probably hundreds, of other deities with the Ranger moniker. When they get to meet several of them, they are mystified at how different their fighting styles, equipment, uniforms, etc. are.
    • Among the ones that amaze them the most are the Power Rangers. Not only do they have brightly-colored uniforms that seemingly look silly to the two soldiers, they are also armed with weapons that they could only dream of having.
    • Gadget and Monterey Jack are some of the ones that surprise the two Army Rangers the most, as they never expected mice to be Rangers just like them. Nonetheless, they appreciate their work, being something that they're not specialized in.
  • "Rangers lead the way."

    Squad 7 
Squad 7key members , The Divine Militia (Welkin: Welks, Isara: Is, Eleanor: Elle)
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A photo of Squad 7
From right: Eleanor Varrot-Potter, Largo Potter, Brigitte "Rosie" Stark, Welkin Gunther, Isara Gunther, Alicia Melchiott-Gunther, Pvt. 3rd Class Hans, Zaka
Included but not members on the far left: Irene Ellet-Koller, Faldio Landzaat
Not included:Everyone else.
  • Rank: Demigods (save Alicia - Intermediate Goddess)
  • Symbol: The army insignia of an unicorn with the number 7 and the Edelweiss medium tank
  • Theme Song: Main Theme, Gallant Fight
  • Alignment: Neutral Good
  • Portfolio: Badass Army, Owner of the Edelweiss Tank
  • Domains: Militia, Home Guard, Wartime
  • Allies: Ike, Robin, Mark, Will, Brenner, Isabella, Lin, Captain America
  • Enemies: Selvaria Bles, Red Skull
  • Opposes: Andy
  • Heralds: Lanseal Royal Military Academy Class G
  • In the Principality of Gallia, it was a standard of the able-body men and women to be conscripted in its militia to preserve its neutrality between two mighty powers: The East Europan Imperial Alliance and the Atlantic Federation. The Gallian Militia's 3rd Regiment Squad 7 were a band of civilians who were heroes for repelling an invasion by the Empire in the Second Europan War. Though the squad is decorated with many men and women, only several of the Squad manage to ascend.
  • As they are a militia, they are mobilized when the Pantheon is in a major conflict. For now, they are resuming their civilian life, although when Gallia was in a civil war and the militia can't be mobilized in internal conflict, Welkin and Alicia serve as mentors to the students of Class G.
  • The Squad, especially Welkin, was admired by Robin and Mark for their excellent strategies as well as not allowing their troops to be killed in battle.
    • The House of War hold a huge respect for Welkin for leading Squad 7 for victory against the Empire as well as his background as the son of General Belgin Gunther, who fought during the First Europan War that protected Gallia's independence. Though he is rather humbled that they hold high regards for his campaign, he prefers the life of studying nature which was encouraged by his father.
  • When they arrived, everyone save Eleanor and Zaka had a group hug with Isara when, in a while, back from the dead. They express how much they miss her, especially with Welkin, Alicia, and Rosie.
  • Welkin has found a teaching job for the young deities of the Pantheon and take them out on field trips to observe the natural habitats. While fairly liked, he can be quite clueless when left on his own accord as he often like to observe nature without any sense of time, much to his wife's worry. There was one story where he wanted to get a good look at a Carnifix, comparing it to a giant beetle.
  • Ike once confused their nation with the country in his continent, that were inhabited by the beast tribe Laguz. However, Ike managed to befriend the Squad and sympathizes with Isara and Zaka because he saw the discrimination of the Darcsen as not so different from Laguz discrimination. He admittedly doesn't know anything about the Darcsen, but even if he did, he wouldn't have cared because it doesn't matter who they are but what they are.
    • Incidently, the Squad thought that he (as well as Marth and Hector) were Darcsen because of their blue hair, though they are reminded that it seems to be a common trait in their world. Though Isara once knew a Darcsen named Raz during Squad E's training session with Squad 7 and sometimes, something like his voice seems alike.
  • If one couldn't tell, the Second Europan War is practically their world's World War II. The Squad did have to learn about the War and how it was alike with their own, even meeting the people that were there.
    • Unsurprisingly, they distrust the Nazi deities as their supremacy over military power and hatred towards people they don't like, especially Jews, is practically like the Empire.
  • With the deities of the Nintendo Wars, they relate a lot more with the Brenner's Wolves than the COs of War Worlds as the latter doesn't take war very seriously, which they felt is a bit insulting.
  • For them, they were experiencing culture shock when the Pantheon has a large variety of hair color. Especially the dark blue hair as it is the physical characteristics of the Darcsens, an indigenous group in Europa that were persecuted in Europa's history since ancient times. It's no surprise that they have to remind themselves that the blue hairs are not Darcsens because none of them have Darcsen's traditional patterns.
  • In the future, Welkin and Alicia had a daughter, whom they would named after their late sister.
  • As a little girl, Alicia wanted to be a baker to bring family together as she was an orphan who never knew her parents. With a license to selling bread, she made her shop at the House of Food to sell her bread to her customers. Though she was given instructions by the House itself to not sell her bread to the Soldier, after an incident where he has done nothing but teleport bread for 3 days when he thought he was dying and ended up creating a giant bread monster. The description sounded asinine, but she followed regardless.
  • According to Largo, everyone should be eating vegetables because it's, as he describes it, 'bombs packed tight with all kinds of important nutrients.' In his eyes, vegetables is king and everyone is its subjects. He is seen growing a large vegetable farm and greeting many other vegetable farmers around the Pantheon.
    • He's also one of the few people that sympathizes with the Cabbage Merchant. One day, while he and Elle were picking up groceries, Avatar Aang was riding on a delivery transport and one airbending mishap cause it to fall on top of the Merchant's cart, destroying it. Seeing such "malicious destruction of cabbages" send him screaming and begin his ranting at the Avatar. All it took is Elle telling him to calm down, in which Largo responds "okay."
  • Isara is always seen maintaining the Edelweiss, a relic left behind by her birth father and surrogate father. Some mechanics often like to see her describe the marvel of a tank, especially Winry Rockbell as Isara was actually one of her followers before she was ascended.
    • Though she is a bit humored with one mechanic named Miles "Tails" Prower because he shares the same name with another tank driver named Miles Arbeck. Tails was also fascinated by the plane that she designed when it was said that there weren't any aircrafts during the war and to fulfill her brother's wish to "fly high", though he was a bit sad that it was completed posthumous.
  • Rosie was a barlounging singer before the war and after, so it's no surprise that she would take jobs at the House of Music. One of her greatest song, "A Love Passed On," is played once in a while. It was dedicated to Isara when she was killed by a sniper shot and help her get over her prejudice to Darcsens and wanted to sing to bring peace to the lost.
    • Rosie was able to have co-singer with other Wartime Singer like Sheryl Nome and Lynn Minmay.

    Team Metal 
Team Metal, Patron Saints of Elite Soldiers (Sandman: Metal 0-1, Boss, G13; Truck: Metal 0-2; Grinch: Metal 0-3; Derek Westbrook: Frost, Metal 0-4)
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  • Demigods
  • Symbol: The logo of The Delta Force
  • Theme: Delta Force Victory Theme
  • Alignment: Lawful Good
  • Portfolio: All of them: Killed Off for Real...save for Frost, Sacrificing their lives to protect Price and the Russian President, Using a selection of firearms ranging from the M4A1 Carbine to the Mk. 14 EBR
  • Domains: United States Army, Special Forces, Elite units
  • Allies: Captain Price, Alex Mason, Solid Snake, Captain Martin Walker, Major Richard Winters and Captain Ronald Spiers, Sgt. Hartmann, The Commander/ "Overlord", Captain America, Charlotte Yeager, Chuck Norris, Adrian Shepard, Iowa, O'Bannon, Lena Oxton, The Boss
  • Enemies: Vladimir Makarov, Nikita Dragovich, Zoran Lazarevic, Raul Menendez, Liquid Snake, Ali-Al Saachez, Reaper, Widowmaker, HYDRA, Kane
  • Oppose: General Shepherd, Senator Armstrong, Big Boss, Jonathan Irons, Solidus Snake
  • Odd Friendship: Ichika Orimura
  • After their Heroic Sacrifice to save the Russian President ended with all but one of them getting killed, Team Metal was deemed worthy of being ascended into the Pantheon for their heroic efforts.
  • While Frost was initially guilty about not being able to help them out at the time and thus refusing to join them, Sandman says that they should be ascended as a team, and that it was not his fault for not taking part in their last mission in Siberia. Nobody knows why he didn't come with them.
  • Upon their ascension, they make it their prime objective to continue ridding the Pantheon of the threat that Makarov and his lackeys pose to the Pantheon as a whole.
  • Initially, they unanimously decided to work again with General Shepherd as they have done before. They manage to locate him, and at first things went well. Not too long after their meeting with him though, Captain Price manages to get in touch with them. He warns them that Shepherd is not to be trusted as an ally, and would kill them the moment he had the chance due to being possible liabilities. While the rest of the team, who knew nothing of the ordeal that his old friend went through, initially have doubts on Price's claim. Only Sandman believed his warning. However, any continuing sense of doubt is erased when they're immediately attacked by Shepherd for learning about all his dirty secrets.
  • It's from this point on that they decide that continuing to work with the Task Force 141 Captain is the way to go, especially considering that the General has also marked them as loose ends.
  • Price then gives them intel on which deities in the Pantheon can be trusted, as well as those that he considers as threats. The list includes deities such as Alex Mason in the former and Nikita Dragovich for the latter.
    • Others listed in the former category include Raiden and The Boss.
    • In the latter category, there's Zoran Lazarevic, Raul Menendez and Solidus Snake. The ones that stand out in this list however are Senator Steven Armstong and Jonathan Irons. Interestingly, while Irons is opposed to the others, Armstong in particular, he turns out to be just as bad as the American Senator (who is himself a close ally of General Shepherd) when they find out about the bioweapons his company's been making.
      • Zoran Lazarevic, Raul Menendez and General Dragovich get special attention, due to their supposed connections to Makarov, since it's been reported by Price that Lazarevic was seen with shipment crates containing the logo of the Ultranationalists and Inner Circle on them, while Dragovich has been seen shipping or attempting to ship suspicious canisters, most definitely containing Nova-6, to various other parts of the Pantheon. Makarov himself was a former follower of Menendez in the Pantheon itself, so the team keep watch on the Nicaraguan as well.
      • They also find out that Shepherd has been working closely with Senator Steven Armstrong, who's been supplying him with additional manpower, weapons, and money to him via Desperado, the former's front company. Knowing that a frontal assault is tantamount to suicide, they continue keeping watch on their activity.
  • During one of their intel-gathering missions while on their hunt for Makarov's connections within the Pantheon, they stumble upon Chuck Norris. Nothing more need be said on what happened next... It also helps that he was a Delta operator at one point.
    • Grinch also, by chance, got a chance to see his his namesake. He more or less had a good laugh with him.
  • Sandman, and to an extent the rest of the team, at first wanted to get Captain Martin Walker to become the new leader of their team due to him also being a Delta operator. This ultimately becomes a questionable decision upon finding out about Walker's service record in Dubai. In the end, Walker refuses to join them out of guilt, but he does provide them with weapons, ammo, and intel on Makarov and Shepherd that the Team had been looking for.
    • He warns them about other impending threats as well, such as the likes of Reaper, Widowmaker, and most importantly, HYDRA. All of them are considerably better-armed and more powerful than the four of them combined, so they plan accordingly with Price and his newfound ally Tracer in the event they need to take them down.
    • He also warns that Makarov is receiving help from a certain individual known simply as Kane. This becomes an important lead for them.
  • Not to be confused with Team Rocket, or any other Evil Team.
  • For some reason, Team Metal, especially Frost, has become friends with Ichika Orimura. When asked how did a group of veteran soldiers are good friends with an everyday teenager, they just shrugged and said "We like him. He's nice and reliable."

    The Wonderful 101 
The Wonderful 101, The Badass Army (CENTINALS special protectors)
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  • Alone, Demigods. Ten or more, Lesser Gods. All 101, Intermediate Gods. When suited up in Platinum Robo, Greater God. When Platinum Robo is in Akashic Mode, and the Guyzoch join in, Overdeity.
  • Symbol: The stylized W emblemized on the Wonder pendants
  • Theme Song: The Won-stoppable Wonderful 101
  • Alignment: Lawful Good
  • Portfolio: Badass Army, Sentai, Power Fist, BFS, Sniper Rifle, Whip It Good, Drop the Hammer, Wolverine Claws, Throw Down the Bomblet, Time Stands Still, Eye Beams, Multinational Team
  • Domains: Armies, Friendship, Teamwork (sometimes not flawless), combining into weapons using your teammates, protectors of the innocent and the Earth.
  • Allies: The Grand United Alliance of Good, Raiden, Kenshiro, The Kamen Rider Club, Dr. Thomas Oliver, Dante, Solid Snake, Asura, Gentaro Kisaragi, Yuki Jojima, INH
  • Enemies: The Grand United Alliance of Evil, most evil gods; especially the ones that harm innocents or wish to destroy the Earth.
  • Made up of 100 of Earth's finest (and trainee Luka Alan Smithee), the Wonderful 101 (pronounced "One-oh-One") harness the power of Unite Morph to fight against evil and protect the innocent. Since there is quite literally 101 of them, it would be far too much information to name them all off, but the main colors are worth mentioning;
  • Ascended after destroying the GEATHJERK leader Jergingha, a living mecha the size of a small sun, in an epic clash that left the heavens shaking and saving the Earth from his armada by wiping out millions of his battleships in the span of a minute.
  • While Alexander the Great leads a massive and powerful army, ultimately his position is existing as the leader of such an army. The Wonderful 101 are an army, hence them attaining a position as their own entity. That said, Alexander has been seen with Wonder Red sharing his strategies in the hopes of recruiting them, but he's made it clear that they won't aid him in conquering anyone. Imagine an Ionian Hetaroi filled with nothing but the whole Wonderful 101... Be very afraid.
  • Similarly, Leonidas has some degree of respect towards the 101 for standing against odds much greater than he did with a third of the army that he had and coming out victorious.
  • They often take a long time to get to their full power, as agents based all over the globe means the full 101 won't be gathered right off the bat, but when they are they can make Unite Morphs the size of a skyscraper that can destroy even the strongest foe.
  • When using Platinum Robo, the size and power of their unite Morphs increase drastically, when their rivals the Guyzoch lend them their power, they can create a unite morph 200+ members strong, a size so massive that it could cleave an average sized planet in two.
  • Their drills are something that Gods from the War, Combat, and Weapon houses come to watch every now and again to gauge the 101's powers and tactics. Non-combatant gods have also shown up to watch the dysfunction spiral into a massive pissing contest between the colors, usually with popcorn provided free of charge from the house of food.
  • Bayonetta was spotted in formation with them during one of their drills. When asked, she said, "What, a girl can't play some games now and again?" Green was noted as saying, "I wondered where Pink learned how to stretch like that."
  • It is said that Little Mac was the one who taught the CENTINALS how to box, which came in handy for the defeat of two high-ranking GEATHJERK officers.
  • Yu Narukami is strangely reminded of his uncle Dojima whenever he hears Wonder Yellow speak. Raiden is reminded of his old employer at Maverick, Boris.
    • Speaking of such, Wonder Blue, when he first met up with Sonic, noticed how the hedgehog reminded him so much of the original Wonder Blue.
  • The House of Philosophy once tried to decipher Wonder White's numerous koans, but got bored sometime around the 41st.
  • Was excited to learn that some of them were getting trophies for the Smash 4 tournament.
  • Raiden taught them a good way of dealing with giant mechs, and it has worked so far. It went like this.
  • You might be one of the last few Wonderful Ones remembered in the roll call.
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