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    Meta Knight 
Meta Knight, God of Faceships and Cape Wings (Sir Meta Knight, The Masked Swordsman, Mecha Knight, Party Mask Meta Knight, The Lone Swordsman, Waxing Crescent Masked Meta Knight, Surviving Guardian, Borb)
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  • Greater God
  • Symbol: The letter M superimposed over his Galaxia sword, alternatively his Dream Friend icon
  • Theme Music: My Friend and the Setting Sun (Rainbow Curse remix, Planet Robobot remix/Brothers in Arms, Fighters 2 remix); Revenge of Meta Knight (Super Smash Bros. Brawl Remix), Vs. Meta Knight, Friends and the Sound of Those Crossing Blades or Sword of the Surviving Guardian (battle themes); Meta Knight's Surprise Appearance , Meta Knight Spotted! (short jingles); Warrior's Secret (when narrating or lecturing); Take Off (personal song)
  • Alignment: Lawful Good with some Chaotic tendencies (formerly Lawful Neutral).
  • Portfolio: Cape Wings, Opposing Kirby at Times While Fighting For Good, Well-Intentioned Extremist at his Worst, A Father to His Men, Master Swordsman, Bad at Communicating, Often the First to Act Against a Bad Situation, Sometimes Brainwashed or Overcome by Evil, Extremely Tough Boss when Fought, Intimidating Mask, Awesome Cape That Can Teleport, Cute Underneath the Mask as Shown When It Breaks, Secretly Loves Sweets, Not Entirely Dead-Serious, Subtly Demonstrates Narcissistic Traits, Unfitting Voice for His Appearance, Sillier and Flirtier in the Moretsu Pupupu Hour manga
  • Domains: Knighthood, Stoicism, Swordsmanship, Conquest (formerly)
  • Heralds: The Meta-Knights and associates (Captain Vul, Sailor Waddle Dee, Axe Knight, Javelin Knight, Mace Knight, Trident Knight, Sword Knight, Blade Knight), Kit Cosmos, Knuckle Joe, Sir Arthur, Galahad, Lancelot, Percival
  • Allies:
  • Respects: Ikki Kurogane, Senator Steven Armstrong
  • Rivals: Galacta Knight, Dark Meta Knight, Jugglus Juggler, Samurai Jack, Haohmaru
  • Enemies: Nightmare, The Dark Matter Horde, Star Dream, Marx, Galeem and Dharkon, Tabuu, Ganondorf, Bowser, Ridley, Dr. Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik, Grima, SKYNET, The Venjix Virus, SHOCKER, Yapool, The Black Knight, The Seven Spears of Jakanja, Prime Minister Honest, Ethan Roark Senior, Tywinn Lannister, Sauron, Sigma, Thanos, Metal Face, Darkseid, Emperor Palpatine, Frank Underwood
  • Friendly Enemies: Whispy Woods, Kracko
  • Meta Knight's true past is unknown, all that it is known about him is that at some point he came to Dreamland in Planet Popstar and became one of its sworn protectors, initially working under King Dedede before going solo after a single service to the self-proclaimed/self-made King; he initially clashed with the young warrior, Kirby, as Meta Knight often acted in good interests that had actions with less benevolent methods that clashed with Kirby's but overtime the warrior instead became an ally to the pink puffball and even possibly a sort-of-mentor and ocasional rival.
    • In another universe he has a more detailed backstory where he was once part of the Galactic Soldier Army, a large army that fought against Lord Nightmare, a malevolent overlord who plotted to conquer the Universe. Meta Knight belonged to the elite group of the Star Warriors, as the best soldier in the army but unfortunately the army lost in the end and he was one of the scant survivors who fled to Popstar and for a long time had to bid his time until the Star Warrior Kirby appeared, who he trained to fight and defeat Nightmare which Kirby eventually did allowing Meta Knight to reunite with his surviving companions and friends in peace.
  • Meta Knight made his presence known in the Pantheon with a lot of flair and discord, upon arriving he began a rampage across the Houses and Halls as he challenged and defeated God after God until Kirby stepped in to knock sense into him, once calmed down from his self-imposed challenge to prove his might, Meta Knight settled peacefully in the Pantheon as the God of Faceships and Cape Wings, while he wished to have a trope more related to his swordship skills he didn't make a fuss about it. The Meta Knight in the Pantheon is a mixture of various incarnations, sharing the backstory of the anime version along with the personality traits of all three versions mixed into one, mostly serious knight, albeit with a bit of a narcissistic streak.
  • His relationships with the allies/acquaintances from his world varies. Most of them on the affable or outright friendly end.
    • Kirby and Meta Knight have had an interesting story about their friendship with an ocasional pinch of rivalry. Most gods were perplexed by Meta Knight's initial assistance in Kirby's journey to reassemble the Star Rod and that he possibly was training the puffball to deal with Nightmare given his repeated assistances and nobility in giving Kirby a sword before their own duel. Later on, Meta Knight has been a full-blown ally besides the incident of the Buddy Fighters Tower where he was desperate enough to defeat Kirby that he willingly corrupted himself to try and win, he feels nothing but shame about the incident as the thought of even trying to give himself an unfair advantage over Kirby is something he considers shameful. While in the anime they are mentor and student, with Meta Knight having a more big brother/father-like relationship to Kirby. In the Pantheon Meta Knight mostly sticks to his way of treating Kirby in the anime but ocasionally may go harsh on him if they cross paths while opposing each other's methods.
    • His relationship with King Dedede is all over the place, but they seem to be on better terms with each other recently. During the incident of the Buddy Fighters Tower, King Dedede and Meta Knight bonded over their constant losses to Kirby and grew as battle partners and genuine friends in their bid to defeat Kirby once and for all, only to repeatedly fail even when giving themselves an unfair advantage by using the darkly-empowered Masks of Dark Bonds when they were about to lose a second time only to still be beaten in the end and blasted away for their troubles; while Meta Knight and Dedede both look back in shame at their immaturity and dishonorable actions, they do not regret the closeness this experience brought to them, though Meta Knight still prefers to be on his own rather than stick around Dedede's side. While some think that Meta Knight might act as a full-time Knight to the King, he often prefers to just wander off doing his own thing and only aiding Dedede for a just cause. While their anime counterparts are far more explicitly Knight and King, they didn't really have a friendship as Meta Knight was happy to betray Dedede for the greater good constantly, though in the Pantheon this relationship isn't reflected at all given Dedede overall sticks to a benevolent attitude.
    • Bandana Waddle Dee, Adeleine, Gooey and the Animal Friends all get well along with Meta Knight and even show admiration towards him for his fighting abilities, cool attitude and overall helpfulness against many evils that have risen up, in addition to Meta Knight's more protective attitude towards his allies and friends that have included them from time to time. Gooey in particular feels good that Meta Knight has not treated him any differently from his friends despite being an entity of Dark Matter. As for Adeleien and the Animal Friends, they hadn't gotten to know him much besides teaming up in some adventures though they were intrigued by his initial rivalry with Kirby.
    • Kracko and Whispy Woods are occasionally his enemies, but Meta Knight is also their friend most of the time with them all sharing a closeness to King Dedede as their main point of bonding. Meta Knight himself doesn't sees much issue with hanging out with the two from time to time or teaming up to fight a bigger threat if need to, especially since neither has any grudge against him like they do against Kirby.
  • He still is good friends with the allies he made during the events of The Subspace Emissary among them stand out Lucario, Solid Snake, the Hero King Marth, Ike, as well as Lucas and Red who he personally saved from falling to their deaths or being trapped in Subspace when they defeated Galleom. Out of them, Solid Snake isn't the biggest fan of the fact that the Halberd resembles Meta Knight himself, thinking Meta Knight's a bit of a narcissist for it, in addition to naming his own followers the Meta-Knights which Snake views as way too on the nose about the high opinion the small knight has about himself. Meta Knight didn't truly care and instead just denied his narcissism which convinced no one in particular.
  • Despite the fact that Kirby and even King Dedede seem happy with Magolor despite his past, Meta Knight isn't the most comfortable or easygoing aroun his former enemy. While he acknowledges that the Master Crown corrupted him a bit, he still stands firm that Magolor willingly and happily manipulated him and his allies for his own ends and only seemed to regret his villainy after he'd been beaten down and damn near killed for it. Magolor has tried to make sure that everyone knows he truly isn't going back to doing villainous things but does take his chances to tease and mess with Meta Knight for his own amusement, pretending that he'd go evil again one day and is just bidding his time to the Knight's frustration.
    • Similarly Susie, who once served as one of the commanders of the Haltmann Works Company's invasion of Popstar, has also become a reformed ally of Kirby and his friends but while Meta Knight is willing to let bygones be bygones he still isn't the most comfortable around the former villain due to a repressed fear of being turned into her mechanical slave once again, which Susie doesn't helps with her continued interest and admiration for Meta Knight and his strength, abilities and personality; even at times Dark Meta Knight has joined his counterpart in being wary of the pink-haired lady out of fear of being mechanized too.
  • Meta Knight has developed a surprising friendly rapport with the bounty hunter Wolf O' Donnel, Wolf and Meta Knight have a mutual respect for each other's attitudes, lack of hesitation in doing what they believe necessary for their goals and overall strength. Meta Knight in turn respects that Wolf is pretty good when he's not hired by Andross and can even relate to his competitive spirit and frustrations at not being able to overcome his personal rival, Fox, as he has been unable to defeat Kirby in battle no matter how hard he trains or how stronger he gets. The Star Fox crew also gets along with Meta Knight, particularly Falco whose similar personality meshes well with the Knight's and has history from the Subspace crisis; even if they get uneasy around his friendship with Wolf.
  • Meta Knight developed an intense hatred for the treacherous Metal Face, as when he was Mukhar he betrayed the side he was working for, the Homs, and left his whole team to die to try and claim the Monado only to be mechanized into a killing machine who willingly took it upon himself to spread misery, including tormenting Shulk by killing his love interest, Fiora (though she got better eventually), before commiting atrocity after atrocity to sate his sadistic bloodlust; since he's not too dissimilar to Yamikage, a traitor to the Star Warriors who Meta Knight developed a personal grudge against. Metal Face has been wary of facing the warrior for his unquestionable power and prowess, and has sought help from some of Meta Knight's enemies to fight him.
  • Similarly to the above Mumkhar, he has no kind words for the swordsman Sandaaru of the Seven Dark Spears, Sandaaru is well known for his treachery and lack of true redeeming qualities despite his pragmatism and his murder of members of his own side is something that disgusted Meta Knight despite him considering the rest of the Spears and Jakanja in general to be deplorable too. Sandaaru has been somewhat interested in learning more about Meta Knight and about what kind of power he could take from his world for his own use to further his conquests and maybe even take over Meta Knight's world while he's at it.
  • Meta Knight has no kind words for those who turn others into their slaves or servants, especially if a forceful transformation is involved such as mechanization given that it happened to him. As such a few deities were on his shitlist for it:
    • The Venjix Virus was a murderous sentient computer virus who'd taken it upon himself to exterminate all organic life (mainly humans) and create a world where he'd be in control of all things; eventually expanding said ambitions to a multiversal scale once he'd become Evox. For this Meta Knight had a big hatred of the evolved virus, viewing it as one of the vilest things he'd ever met, especially since it reminded him of Star Dream, though much worse, as he'd at least heard that the wish-granting machine could be somewhat less destructive if you could take control of it while Venjix is pure evil. SKYNET also transformed a version of the legendary hero, John Connor, into its cyborg slave which forced alternate version of Sarah Connor to destroy the now-evil former hero. Meta Knight is just as disgusted with SKYNET as he is with the Venjix Virus for its actions.
    • SHOCKER specialize in transforming humans into cyborg or mutant warrior kaijin for their cause, as such Meta Knight had no kind words for them either. He also particularly hated that they had their origins based around Nazi remnants, given his hatred of corrupt politicians and evil armies. Meta Knight also dislikes them on the basis that many of the Showa Kamen Riders were victims of the organization's attempts to create a perfect obedient cyborg warrior by brainwashing said warrior and modifying them.
    • Dr. Eggman is also fond of turning innocents into robots as part of his schemes to take over the world, that he's not too dissimilar from the likes of President Haltmann in attitude made the small knight get some rather high disdain for the doctor. Eggman himself has been interested in Meta Knight's abilities after hearing of his own mechanization and has planned on either capturing and mechanizing him or create robotic copies of Meta Knight for his own ends.
  • Has a lot of respect for Samurai Jack, a warrior of the far past who was forcefully flung into the future by the evil demon Aku to prevent the samurai from thwarting him, however Jack did not give up and even after 50 years he found a way to defeat Aku and return to the past ending the evil overlord for good after an arduous battle, Meta Knight respects the Samurai's cred and determination to end the threat of Aku equaling said determination to his own in stopping the evil Lord Nightmare with Kirby's help in a different reality. Jack himself is one of the few opponents that didn't underestimate nor ridicule Meta Knight when they first met and fought to the Knight's delight.
  • Another masked swordsman he found in the Pantheon was the electric warrior, Blade, though she only wore a mask after he was brainwashed into serving Demerzel's cause. After being freed she no longer works for evil and now works for good, she finds Meta Knight to be an admirable foe with his otherwordly skills and has challenged him to a few duels from time to time, most of which the Knight won, inspiring Blade to get stronger; Meta Knight himself greatly respects her for actually using her powers from evil for good.
  • Given his meetings and bonding with Ike and Marth in the Subspace crisis, Meta Knight got to know other deities from the multiple worlds of Fire Emblem:
    • First he learned of the close allies of Ike and Marth such as Caeda (who is Marth's wife), Tiki, Anna and Micaiah; all of them were intrigued and a bit amused at what Meta Knight looked like, though it didn't take long for them to truly respect him once he showed his prowess. Enemies of Marth and Ike also became his enemies by extension, he particularly holds disdain for the Dark Knight, who killed Ike's father and generally acted as a cruel presence in the life of the warrior, some have drawn comparisons between Meta Knight and said knight, though Meta Knight prefers not to be compared to the evil knight. He has even more disdain for Gharnef, a vile sorcerer and enemy of Marth who plotted to cause destruction, ruin and death all because he was denied a single tome and retaliated with most disproportionate intent proving himself an irredeemably evil monster to the end.
    • The Royal Family of Ylisse (Chrom and Lucina) and their tactician (and depending on which version can be either Lucina's mother and Chrom's wife, Lucina's husband, their in-law or just a close friend) Robin all earned Meta Knight's respect for their defense of their world from the evil Fell Dragon, Grima, he particularly grew a lot of respect for Lucina due to her determination to stop the Fell Dragon despite losing almost everything and everyone she loved to the evil demon, as he knows from experience how harsh and difficult to go on despite losing everything can be, he also related to her inability to be taken seriously for her serious yet unintentionally silly attitude; in turn Chrom and Robin view Meta Knight as an admirable hero an potential ally in dealing with the returned Grima who roams the Pantheon awaiting the day to strike. Meta Knight was also curious to learn of Chrom and Lucina's status as descendants of Marth who inherited the Falchion. For this reason he developed an intense hatred for Grima, the nemesis of the Ylissians, particularly for how he ruined the future where Lucina came from: by possessing Robin against their will and turning them into its vessel before killing Chrom in cold blood, as he is reminded of how he had to kill his best friend when Nightmare transformed said friend into a Demon Beast and sent him to kill his fellow Star Warriors.
  • Meta Knight once sought to end the corruption he perceived there was in Dreamland's monarchy by overthrowing King Dedede and installing himself as the new ruler, however he gave up on that goal after being thwarted by Kirby. Regardless he holds corrupt governments and politicians in very low regards, while respecting any politician willing to end corruption themselves even if they're not quite good themselves.
    • Senator Steven Armstrong was an extreme albeit well-intentioned candidate who wished to create a better world devoid of the cynical and destructive policies of his age which he perceived as corrupt and in need of overthrowing, while Meta Knight agrees with Armstrong's enemies such as Raiden about how extreme his methods were, he can't help but respect the senator's conviction and dedication to his own ideals as he can see that he was being legitimate about his desire to help the greater good no matter how screwed his methods or Armstrong himself were. Armstrong for his part is a bit disappointed that Meta Knight abandoned his own ambitions against a perceived corrupt government but nonetheless thinks highly of him regardless thanks to his proactiveness and strength. Raiden, who is a bit allied with Meta Knight, has even given Meta Knight some small assurance that even he knew and recognized that Armstrong had good intent behind his goals, no matter how twisted and darwinistic they were.
    • For this reason he has nothing but disdain for the likes of Prime Minister Honest, Frank Underwood, Emperor Palpatine and all other similarly corrupt and/or cruel politicians and rulers; Meta Knight in particular singles out Palpatine for his manipulation of the entire galaxy's politics and people to secure his rise to supreme power, destruction and killing of countless lives, general treatment of anyone who worked under him and his ambitious plans to become a god-like being so he could rule over existence itself as the Ultimate Sith, he especially detests what he did to Anakin Skywalker, with his act of turning the once-good Jedi warrior into a cyborg servant being beyond cruel as it reminded him of his own remodelation albeit much, much worse.
  • Even in the Pantheon, a warrior like Meta Knight never stops looking for the means to get stronger and train to become better; luckily for him there were several warriors ready to give him a challenge for a mutually beneficial strengthening regimes for both himself and his opponent.
    • Dark Meta Knight had ascended as well into the Pantheon and Meta Knight was more than ready to deal once again with his evil counterpart from the Mirror World, while also making sure to keep an eye out on Dark Meta to thwart any plans he might have, for his part Dark Meta Knight views his counterpart's presence in the Pantheon as a most preferable one since it gives him the chance to get revenge. Another one of Meta Knight's favored rivals, Galacta Knight, was also present still as powerful as ever and with Meta Knight more than ready to fight him, while also intrigued by how it is back in one piece in the Pantheon.
    • One of these warriors was the wandering Majin, Jugglus Juggler, known for having been the nemesis and rival of Gai Kurenai/Ultraman Orb though nowadays is a full-on good guy with some occasionally grey moments of morality. Meta Knight has been impressed and even matched by Jugglus' power, he particularly is interested to see what Juggler has picked up from his multiple duels against Gai and experiences fighting many Ultras and powerful opponents across several universes. Juggler in turn has been intrigued by Meta Knight and respects the strength the small-sized warrior has.
    • Powerful samurai are also high on his friendly rivalry list, among them stand out those such as the aforementioned Samurai Jack as well as another called Haohmaru, a lordless samurai who goes around looking for a good fight. Haohmaru has taken to being impressed by Meta Knight's power, viewing the small masked puffball as one of the fiercest and toughest foes he's ever had the chance to fight against, Meta Knight can be a little annoyed at the warrior's tendency to boast and brag about himself but nonetheless is respectful of his prowess and determination to not lose.
  • In the anime continuity Meta Knight has a few personal relationships that have settled a bit in the Pantheon.
    • First of all is the young female warrior, Silica, daughter of one of his closest friends, Garlude, who gave her life so Meta Knight could obtain Galaxia; Silica at first believed Meta Knight to be her mother's killer and that he stole the sword once she'd tried to get it but soon learned she was wrong and reconciled with her mother's friend. In the Pantheon Silica has sought out Meta Knight a bit more, in order to grow stronger as a person and warrior given that not only Nightmare has returned but he's also got some new allies and forces that she wants to be ready to deal with.
    • Lord Nightmare is bar none Meta Knight's most hated and personal foe, responsible for killing most of his allies and friends and even forcing him to kill his closest one all for his entertainment. Some suspect Meta Knight might've been a creation of Nightmare given some details about the Demon Beast that rebelled against Nightmare, but nothing is certain except that there's nothing but loathing and bad blood between the nightmarish entity and the knight.
    • Related to all this, Meta Knight in that world was part of the Star Warriors and the elite squadron (including the leader of them all) are called Sir Arthur, Sir Lancelot, Sir Galahad and Sir Percival; all of them are named after the Knights of the Round Table, of which Arthur, Lancelot and Galahad themselves are all present; they can match Meta Knight in their stronger forms and have earned the Knight's respect as a result. Meta Knight has been interested in learning more about their world as he has done in the worlds of Fire Emblem, particularly due to his interest in finding possible stronger foes to deal with in the place.
  • For your own good (and that of everything) do not try and call him cute, underestimate him because of it or just being condescending in general. Meta Knight can at least tolerate affection from close friends and trusted allies but he's not one to let it happen often. At least he does not mind Kirby getting affectionate, even if he's not particularly thrilled about it. Like this, also don't bring up his hidden love of sweets, as Meta Knight is majorly determined to keep that factoid a secret for all eternity.

Intermediate Gods

    Q (Street Fighter
Q, God of Conspicuous Trenchcoats (The Unknown Quantity)
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  • Intermediate God
  • Symbol: His metallic mask
  • Theme Song: Q's theme
  • Alignment: True Neutral (?)
  • Portfolio: Ambiguously Human, Badass Longcoat, Beating A Dead Player, Bizarre Alien Biology, Coat, Hat, Mask, Appearance in Ken's stage years before his debut, Large and in Charge, Cool Mask, Megaton Punch, Monochromatic Eyes, Mysterious Stranger, Parts Unknown, The Spook, Implied Serial Killer, Tragic Monster, The Unintelligible, Voice Grunting
  • Domains: Trenchcoats, Mystery, Fighting, Identity
  • "Allies": The T-00 Tyrant/Mr. X, The G-Man, Chaos Insurgency
  • Rivals: Akuma, The other Q, The Mysterious Stranger
  • Enemies: The Question, The Shadow, Dipper and Mabel Pines, Kyoko Kirigiri, Naoto Shirogane, The Mystery Gang, The SCP Foundation
  • Unknown connection: G
  • Who is Q and what is he all about? No one knows. He has the benefit of being the most enigmatic entity in all of the Street Fighter saga and even the CIA is investigating what he is all about. He then decided to show up in the Pantheon and claimed a title without anyone giving it the time of day but whenever he is spotted in the pantheon there are bound to be people running away from him.
  • There are rumors that he always has been in the pantheon but few knew about his presence. He officially became a god after he was defeated in a fight against Akuma and so the Court of Gods decided to locate Q to a temple in order to track his movement, with his trenchcoat being the most significant part of his looks. He rarely stays in one place and reports have stated that Q has been spotted virtually everywhere in the pantheon, possibly in the Main House too.
  • Q has been the prime target for investigators and detectives all around the pantheon, each with their own theories and speculation. Jacket believes Q is another masked hitman like he was, considering that everywhere Q has been spotted a body has been found. Similarly, Manny Pardo doesn't have his own theories, but assured everyone he would get to the bottom of this mystery surrounding Q. Given his history of incompetence and impotence, many find it unlikely and believe Amateur Sleuths like Naoto Shirogane, Kyoko Kirigiri, the Mystery Gang, Dipper and Mable Pines have a much better chance at cracking the case (incredibly slim as it is). Even CIA agents and secretive orders know nothing about Q, making him a walking enigma.
  • While he rarely is one to make allies, he did find a sort of Aloof Ally of sorts, that being the infamous Tyrant Mr. X. From a simple look, one would think that Q could easily be another of the same Tyrant Series as Mr. X with a different colored Conspicuous Trenchcoat, both being really tall humanoids with a tendency to murder others with force but while the Tyrants motives are well known, Q's is a complete mystery. The first time the two met they engaged in a brawl but stopped once they found each other to be evenly matched and the Tyrant decided to ignore him ever since, some say Mr. X took some inspiration from Q and decided to don a hat alongside his trenchcoat.
  • One of the more active deities that is trying to pierce together the enigma behind Q is the Question, who is no stranger to conspiracy theories himself. Similar to the CIA back in Q's universe, he discovered that he is able to be in several places in the world at the same time. He was later joined by fellow hero the Shadow in the investigation but both were eventually found by Q who surprised them given that they tried to keep anything about the investigation a secret but they were able to escape Q's ambush. From his fighting style, the two were willing to infer that there is a possibility Q is not a human being.
  • The fact that nobody actually knows what he is about makes things harder for several pantheon denizens since they never know when Q might decide to attack them. To that end, the SCP Foundation decided to classify Q as a potential new SCP and have tried numerous times to contain him but most attempts were unsuccessful as he is able to seemlessly escape the units sent by the Foundation without being seen or heard. The second plan they are attempting to perform is hiring one of the fighters from his universe and use them as bait to capture Q.
    • Unfortunately for them, it seems that Q has been spotted alongside a few Chaos Insurgency agents, meaning the group found a way to either sway Q to their side or they barely managed to make a truce with him in order to understand what he is all about.
  • As far as anyone knows, Q is in no way affiliated with the Illuminati from his universe according to what Gill has stated on the matter meaning he is a potential threat that has no relation to anyone...except another mysterious man that goes by "G", described as a loon who calls himself the self-proclaimed President of the World. In fact, their fighting style are similar in a sense, making some wonder if there is a connection between the two.
  • Similar One-Letter Name aside, there is no connection between this Q and the alien trickster from the Star Trek universe. Although the latter has shown some curiosity in this Q considering even an omnipotent being like him has no clue what creature the Masked Man could be. Of course, he won't bother helping others investigate any further because he doesn't feel like doing so.
  • The G-man, another notoriously cryptic deity, has taken an increasing interest in the Unknown Quantity and would love to make a "deal" with him provided he is willing to. Although the rather one-track mind of Q about fighting whoever comes in his way has made it hard for even someone like the G-man to make a proper alliance with but he has managed to have a few, shall we say, "conversations". While he is not sure if he even accepted working for the G-man, at the least he knows Q can be slightly reasoned with.
  • The only deity that seems to have the same level of mystery as him is the amptly named Mysterious Stranger and many have wondered if the two could be connected in any way. Turns out they aren't but there is a sense of rivalry between the two and followed a chance encounter, the Stranger has been keeping tabs on Q in order to unmask the mystery (and becoming the most mysterious deity by default)
  • "I am.....abomination..."

    Ren Akiyama/Kamen Rider Knight 
Ren Akiyama, God of Badass Capes (Kamen Rider Knight)
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Ren Akiyama as he appears during the events of Rider Time: Kamen Rider Ryuki.
Kamen Rider Knight 
Knight Survive 
  • Intermediate God (Greater God as Knight Survive)
  • Symbol: The Knight Advent Deck
  • Theme Song: "Lonely Soldier"
  • Alignment: Chaotic Good
  • Portfolio: Secondary Riders, Anti-Heroes, Badass Biker, Badass Cape, Teaming with Darkwing as his Contract Monster, Lightning Bruiser, Took a Level in Kindness, Considers Shinji Kido as his only Friend, Being the Last Rider Standing in the Original Rider Fight
  • Domains: Combat, Mirrors, Bats, Knights, Death Games, Tragedy
  • Heralds: Darkwing (his Contract Monster), Eri Ogawa (his girlfriend), Len/Kamen Rider Wing Knight (his American Counterpart)
  • Allies: All Ascended Toku Heroes (especially his brethren Secondary Riders), Bruce Wayne/Batman, Katniss Everdeen, Connor and Duncan McLeod, Shiki, Rouge the Bat, Sayaka Miki, Iona Hikawa/Cure Fortune
  • Vitriolic Best Buds With: Shinji Kido/Kamen Rider Ryuki
  • Enemies: All Ascended Toku Villains, Gleeman Vox, The Kurgan, Monokuma and his Mastermind, Sark, Antasma, Nobuyuki Sugou/Oberon the Fairy King
  • Conflicting Opinion: Kaito Kumon/Kamen Rider Baron
  • Ascended from the Toku Base's Knight Division after he became the sole victor of the Rider Battle in the Mirror World. Ren was originally a cold loner who fought constantly and was frequently unemployed due to said personality until he accepted Shiro Kanzaki's offer. After receiving his Advent Deck, he joined the war between the 13 Riders as Kamen Rider Knight with his Contract Monster Darkwing in order to win the battle so he could heal his fiance Eri Ogawa, who was mysteriously put into a coma due to her encounter with Darkwing. The reason of him being the holder for Badass Cape is because his contract monster Darkwing can attach itself to his rider suit and acts as his cape during his battles as well as Knight gaining two pairs of capes normally when he assumes his Survive form.
  • Shinji was glad that Ren had made into the pantheon proper, but even though he treats Shinji as a friend, the two of them might clash in battle someday.
  • He is also allied with Batman due to them both having bat motifs in their heroic forms. They are often seen working together to fight their respective adversaries.
    • He also became allies with Shiki since they both use bats to fight their enemies. Of course, since his rider motif was based on a knight too, Shiki started calling Ren "Knighty", much to Ren's dismay.
    • On the other hand, he became enemies with Antasma due to his nature as an evil bat. They're often seen duelling whenever they cross paths in the Pantheon.
  • He is somewhat close with Sayaka Miki since they both gained powers to heal their loved ones.
  • Due to his participation in the deadly Rider Battle back in the Mirror World, he gained symphaty towards the McLeods and Katniss Everdeen, since they'd all participated in death games in their respective universes.
  • He became enemies with the Kurgan since the immortal warrior's thirst for battle reminding him too much of Takeshi Asakura.
  • He despises Gleeman Vox because he runs a Death Game called the "DreadZone II" in the Gladiator's Pit, which reminds Ren of his time in the Mirror World. Because of this, Ren joined forces with Shinji and the rest of the deities who had been involved in a death game in the past in order to stop this devilish game once and for all.
    • This is why he hates Sark, Monokuma, and Junko Enoshima, since they initiated their respective death games in their respective universes.
  • Also doesn't like Ryoma Sengoku, since the mad scientist created Rider belts and distributed them to the Beat Riders of Zawame, leading them into a war between Riders, which reminded Ren of Shiro Kanzaki's actions. Because of this, Ren joins the other heroic Riders to stop Ryoma's malicious plans.
  • Had a conflict with Kaito Kumon because he found that Kaito's reason for being a Rider is to break the world's status quo through the power of the Forbidden Fruit, which Ren cannot accept.

    Ripto 
Ripto, God of High Collars
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Lesser Gods

    Gabriel Reyes/Reaper 
"Death walks among you."
Gabriel Reyes, God of Black Cloaks (Reaper, The Angel of Death, Edgelord, Reapfield, Gabe, The Reaper, Soldier: 24)
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Gabriel Reyes as Soldier: 24 
  • Lesser God (Potentially an Intermediate God)
  • Symbol: His mask
  • Alignment: Neutral Evil (Formerly Lawful Good)
  • Portfolio: Ax-Crazy, Badass Bandolier, Badass Long Coat, Wearing a Black Cloak, Being described as a Shadowy and Distorted figure, Revived as an undying Wraith, Dark Is Evil, Evil Is Petty, The Faceless, In the Hood, Malevolent Masked Man, Shadow Step, Guns Akimbo, Hero Killer, Trenchcoat Warfare, Feeding off "Souls" dropped by his victims, Used to be Gabriel Reyes, Friend of Jack Morrison and most agents of Overwatch and betrayed them out of Jealousy, Super Soldier
  • Domains: Death, Destruction, Darkness, Wraiths, Shotguns, Betrayal
  • Heralds: Talon, a Terrorist organizations that may or not be behind the fall of Overwatch
  • High Priest: Drake
  • Allies:
  • Rivals: Any ascended Grim Reaper, regardless of alignment, Junkrat and Roadhog
  • Enemies:
  • Commonality Connection with: Plutonian
  • Annoyed by: Deadpool, Margaret Moonlight
  • Opposed by: Most of the Mann Co. Mercenaries
  • Reports of a shadowy figure wandering the halls of the pantheon has been made by several deities. Until one day, said person slowly materialized on the center of the pantheon. According to Patrick Star, the man stood there menacingly, until he opened fire to any bystander that decided to approach him. The entity known as Reaper officially joined the pantheon that day, but why he decided to ascend hasn't been explained by him. Although the sudden appearance of Ex-Overwatch agents might be the reason why the mercenary came in the first place.
  • Reaper made his entrance known to the Pantheon when once again, Commander Shepard was discussing the possibilities of the Reaper race re-invading the Pantheon, which got him the usual air quote from the Turian councillor. Reaper killed him to show that he's not one to be "dismissed".
    Sparatus: Ah yes, Reapers. The immortal race of sentient starships allegedly waiting in dark space. We have dismissed— *Shotgun Shot*
    Eliminated Councilor Sparatus 100@
  • And because Sparatus was somehow not revived in the Pantheon, Shepard thought he was Killed Off for Real, and has sworn to take Reaper down.
  • Reaper carries with him a pair of Sawed Off Shotgunss but the thing is that he never reloads them, he just throws them and pulls a new pair every time he runs out of bullets. Many Gods joke that he doesn't understand the concept of "Reloading", or that he's a Tediore Corporation customer.
    • And then someone came up with the idea that they're not guns in the traditional sense, but made out of his body as much as his costume. Whether it's true or not, he thinks it's fun to mess with people with that theory.
  • Reaper quickly established himself as a dangerous deity you shouldn't mess with, as many gods witnessed how he dispatched a few soldiers of HYDRA when those made the mistake of provoking him. That same organization offered him a spot among their ranks but the mercenary simply limited himself to just working on them only when he needs them.
    • Although rumors state that he personally joined them after meeting Captain America, who Reaper despises beyond belief. This is, of course, because Cap reminds him of Jack Morrison, the man that stood as the "Paragon" of Overwatch while he as Gabriel Reyes was overshadowed.
  • He has an ability he nicknamed "Death Blossom", consisting of shooting his shotguns empty all around him at breakneck speed. It's not helped by the fact that Reaper can teleport behind you but by then it's already too late.
    Reaper: DIE! DIE! DIE!
  • It's getting tired of people calling him an "Edgelord" as he doesn't understand the reason of those claims. Even other edgy gods like Ryuko and Shadow don't like him.
    • For the same reason, he got on the bad side of Blake Belladonna. The Huntress can't help but be remained of his ex-boyfriend Adam Taurus thanks to some mannerism of the mercenary.
    • A mortal decided to search all of the names of people who like playing as Reaper. The following results left the real Reaper facepalming out of shame.
  • Got into a fight with the Nephalem Valla after the latter called him a Rip-off and because he reminds him a lot of Malthael. To the Demon Hunter's surprise, Reaper was actually a far more dangerous foe that she had thought him to and she immediately dropped the fight when she could. Reaper promised that he will hunt down every single Nephalem just to spite her.
  • The Mann Co mercenaries sometimes are at odds with Reaper, considering him a nasty individual even for them. The Spy is the only one that doesn't mind working alongside him given that they share a few things in common.
    • Among other mercenaries, he does get along with Lockdown and Deathstroke, maybe because they operate in similar ways.
    • And he can't stand Deadpool. The fact that some people found the two mercenaries somewhat similar is a thing that infuriates Reaper.
  • Ostarion initially mistook Reaper for a fellow wraith but the mercenary was quick to correct him. They do get along but Reaper refuses to take orders from him.
  • Most members of the House of Betrayal are fascinated by Reaper's background. If the rumors of him being the driving force behind the fall of Overwatch and betraying his closest friends out of Jealousy has made him a huge topic among the House members.
    • Most importantly, Arthas himself welcomed him to the pantheon, saying that he saw a lot of himself on Reaper when he used to be a Death Knight. Right now Arthas is trying to find a way to get Reaper to join him on the Nexus, as another ally would come in handy for him.
  • Hates when people either ignore him or show complete disrespect to his person. Ironically, this is one of the main reasons as to why Gabriel Reyes underwent his Start of Darkness.
  • Often likes to dress as a Mariachi, complete with a guitar and all. This often leads him getting into fights with El Mariachi.
  • Lately he has started to work with the most dangerous terrorists in the pantheon like Zoran Lazarevic or Vladimir Makarov. The reasons behind this unlikely alliance are that Reaper is trying to recruit criminals to bolster Team Talon's ranks in order to hunt down the remaining Overwatch agents scattered around the world.
    • He also joined up with Lord Hater as well, getting along even better with him as their voices match up. Deities are already wary about this, and are ready to fight for Overwatch against the duo should the time come.
  • Some people wondered what kind of mask Reaper wears, and then one realized that, instead of a skull, it depicts the visage of a barn owl, which is an omen of death in Mexican folklore.
  • At one point, he was very pleased that he was amongst the Pantheon when his old rival Jack Morrison was nowhere in sight. "About time they recognized me..." Or so he muttered. Cue the ascension of Soldier: 76 and Reaper's pleasant time turned sour as he was seen shooting a lot of furniture while throwing a tantrum "WHY HIM!? WHY DID HE HAVE TO ASCEND TOO!?". Hilariously, the passing-by Arthas and Diablo thought he was just practicing his Death Blossom.
  • Heard about the Plutonian and learned that his fall to villainy happened under slightly similar circumstances related to attention. Reaper is jealous at how the Plutonian had attention to start and finish, both good and bad, with compared to Reaper who had very little, if any attention and also annoyed at how the supervillain doesn't have a lot of time for hanging out with him.
  • Surprisingly has one "solace" friend in form of Arakune. For the front reasonings, Reaper always said that he can take a fellow destructive being as a friend, just as long as he doesn't upstage him. But in reality, it was because he could relate to the constant pain and inhuman-ness with Arakune. He's not going to find a cure though, he likes Arakune better this way.
  • Not many people actually know this but Gabriel has a hidden passion for , and great skill at, designing costumes, like how he designed his pumpkin costume. Of course, he will never admit this in front of anyone.
  • Has a bad tendency of shadow stepping into unintended locations. It got to the point that whenever a new house or temple is opened, he tends to get stuck there somehow.
  • Has an alter ego where he becomes a lazy cat-like creature that likes to annoy his owner (Which happens to be Soldier: 76). Has no relation to Garfield, no sir.
  • People likes to spread rumor that he and his old apprentice McCree used to adopt and teach a guy who would go by the name Androxus the Godslayer in the arts of combat, combining his aesthetics and fascination on death with McCree's revolver, to the point some people called that guy McReaper. Reaper just grunted with this notion. "You're telling me that I and that ingrate ever worked together to teach? You are out of your mind."
  • Can also be found in Colored Outfits.

    Kabal 
"Let's see what you're made of"
Kabal, God of Gas Mask and Longcoat Ensembles (Sandman, Ka-Ballsack, Fut-Ugly, Footloose)
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Kabal as a revenant 
  • Lesser God
  • Symbol: His Gas Mask crossed with two Hookswords
  • Alignment: Chaotic Good (was once Chaotic Neutral during the events of Deception, was portrayed as Neutral Evil with Chaotic Evil leanings in Mortal Kombat 11)
  • Portfolio: Disfigured Beings, Wearing an Artificial Respirator and a Longcoat, Hookswords, Super Speed, Atonement, Being Saved by Cybernetics, Defecting an Evil Organization
  • Domains: Combat, Weapons, Disfigurement
  • High Priest: Sandman / Wesley Dodds
  • Former Allies: Liu Kang and Kitana (Kabal no longer holds them in high regard)
  • Allies:
  • Rivals: HUNK, Roadhog
  • Enemies:
  • Kabal was once a member of the Black Dragon clan, that is until he changed of heart and is now fighting against the very crime he once formed part of. During Shao Khan's invasion of Earth, Kabal was greatly injured by Kintaro and his body was horribly burned as a result. However, he was given a Mask by his old friends Kano and now Kabal lives and breaths thanks to his Gas Mask.
  • He was surprised that he isn't a revenant anymore and is no longer bound to the magic of Quan Chi all thanks to the intervention of Raiden, and he isn't the only one that was restored. Though the are thoughts that still linger about his time as a revenant.
  • Has a good relationship with the house of Justice given that he served as a police officer in the past and his partner Stryker also resides the house. Sure he has ties to the Black Dragon clan and in another timeline he actually wanted to take control over it but most members would let it slide after seeing him become a better person in the newer timeline.
  • Given that he was horrifically burned by Kintaro, leaving him burns in all parts of his body, Kabal sympathises with both Zuko and Hanako. He especially tries to comfort Hanako that her injuries are not that bad if compared to him, after all having half your body scarred is nothing compared to having all your body like that and needing a respirator to be even able to breath.
    • He instantly became friends with Joshua Graham given that both come from criminal background and also have all their body burned. Kabal is surprised that he is even able to live with only bandages covering his body but he pays no attention to that.
  • Garfield Lynns often tries to talk his way with Kabal, saying that they both are not so different (He also has third degree burns in his body) and he should embrace the beauty of setting things on fire. Kabal not only considers him a madman, but actually tries his best to avoid him and others pyromaniacs.
  • Said to look like Darth Vader but Kabal denies having any connection with the sith lord. However, he does get along with Anakin himself given that Kabal also is a Defector from Decadence.
  • Behind his mask lies a face that is so ugly it can actually give you a hearth attack and kill you in a moments notice. Though Kabal does his best to always keep his mask on, as he only reserves that kind of punishment to his foes.
  • Being the god of Gas Mask Mooks, HUNK considers Kabal to be a worthy adversary for his title. Even then, what sparks this rivalry more than anything is that Kabal being a former police officer, he considers his duty to bring HUNK to justice. But first they would have to settle it on a fist fight.
  • Another Gas Mask user that caught his attention was Roadhog, another criminal to boot. However, he can relate in the fact that needing a gas mask to breath sucks but Roadhog's ruthlessness always reminds him that he is up to no good. And he is used to the hook tricks too (thanks to Scorpion no less).
    • From the same world he also met Reaper, who shares a similar situation as Kabal. Though Reaper became a Humanoid Abomination after an accident and doning a mask to hide his looks, Kabal actually needs the mask to survive. They simply can't stand each other and worst of all, Reaper isn't all that different from Noob Saibot.
  • After being rescued from a near death experience by the magic of Shang Tsung, Kabal has gained the ability to run super fast as a side effect, and considers it one of the few good things that he got after being revived. He tends to keep a civil, if somewhat friendly, relationship with other speedsters as him and often challenges them to see who is the fastest.

    Mr. Dark (Rayman
Mr. Dark, God of Sinister Cloaked Faces
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  • Lesser God
  • Symbol: His Hat
  • Theme Song: Mr. Dark's Dare
  • Alignment: Chaotic Evil
  • Portifolio: Diabolical Darkness, The Main Villain Of The First Game, Wicked Wizards, Causes Chaos For The Hell Of It, Floating Limbs, Stays At His Base For Most Of The Game, Greater-Scope Villain, Dissapears From The Franchise Only To Eventually Return In Mini
  • Domains: Darkness, Capes, Shadows, Final Bosses
  • Allies: Admiral Razorbeard, The Snatcher, Lord Voldemort, Zarok, Turbo, King K. Rool
  • Enemies: Rayman, Betilla, The Little Witch Academia, Harry Potter, Zatanna, Schierke, Vanellope Von Schweetz
  • Admired By: The Magician
  • Avoids: Big Eaters (Such as Kirby, Fat Buu, Gluttony, Taz and Stocking), Monster Clowns
  • Annoyed By: Edna Mode
  • The sinister Mr. Dark is an enigmatic sorcerer who, for no apparent reason, stole the Great Protoon from the Glade of Dreams, throwing the land into chaos. When the hero Rayman goes to stop him, he has his goons stand in his way while he watches Rayman through binoculars, eventually kidnapping the fairy Betilla. When Rayman finally faced him, he stole his fists and forced him to dodge his fire attacks, with only the sudden aid of the Electoons saving Rayman and forcing the villain to flee and leave him to the mercy of his minions (That, or he shape-shifted. It's hard to tell). After making a few appearances in spinoffs, he disappeared from the franchise and replaced by other villains, only to make a triumphant comeback in Rayman Mini as a contract dealer, allowing Rayman and friends to take on progressively challenging levels for better rewards.
  • Of course, during his absence, he left behind quite the legacy, and as a result gained a fanboy in the form of The Magician, Rayman's former ally turned enemy who tried to overrun the world with the Livid Dead. Having ascended to the Pantheon alongside his fellow Teensies, Ales realized that he had a golden opportunity to finally meet his idol and defeat Rayman in the process. When he got to The Court of the Gods to make a case for him, however, he saw an unexpected sight: Mr. Dark was already there, laughing his ass off at Rayman and Betilla, the former repeatedly facepalming and the latter yelling at him for apparently letting Mr. Dark ascend. Ales later found out that Rayman, while talking to the Court, remembered Dark and absentmindedly pointed out how he was always covering his face with his cape, even when performing tasks requiring both his hands. This slip-up made Dark a prime candidate for Sinister Face Covering, and so the Court ascended Mr. Dark to ask him if he wanted the title, an offer a confused but delighted Dark agreed with.
  • After settling down in his temple (A Candy Castle, of all places), Ales immediately went to meet his idol to ask for his autogra- I mean, offer him a role in destroying Rayman and taking over the Pantheon. While Dark was initially uninterested in the Teensie, thinking that he and his clones were weak villains, he was eventually won over when Ales mentioned his initial scheme of taking over the Glade, which impressed the sorcerer. It helps that the Magician also knew one of Rayman's more competent enemies, robo-pirate Admiral Razorbeard, and said that he too would be of massive help. So, after Mr. Dark contracted and befriended the pirate, the three decided to join forces and scheme Rayman's downfall together, with Ales mentally squeeing throughout the entire thing.
  • When Mr. Dark isn't committing villainy, he can be seen taking up what he claims to be his "Side Job", that being dealing contracts. Mr. Dark would offer challenges to anyone willing to step up and put them through a series of courses and levels for the chance to earn great rewards, with the better your "Rank" is, the harder the contract. These challenges are refreshed daily and can be taken at any time, and Mr. Dark is shown to be surprisingly honest with them, always rewarding the victor with what he promised them (Doesn't stop him from gloating over them when they lose, however). This has gotten the attention of The Snatcher, another dark challenge-dealer whose contracts are similarly rewarding, but much more brutal, and when he confronted Dark for "stealing his job", he found that the guy was surprisingly easy to get along with, and the two ended up becoming friends. They can be seen at a bar talking about their customers and how they dealt with contracts, though sometimes Snatcher complains that Dark's challenges are "too fair" for his tastes.
  • As an Evil Sorcerer, Mr. Dark naturally found himself opposed by the Pantheon's many, many good wizards and witches. Chief among them are the Little Witch Academia, Harry Potter and his friends, magician Zatanna, and Schierke, all of whom Mr. Dark had foolishly tangled with in an attempt to get rid of them, thus alerting them to his presence. Dark, being wise enough to realize when he's outmatched, he quickly started searching for fellow evil wizards to even the playing field. With this in mind, he ended up landing himself a few powerful allies: Lord Voldemort, the infamous leader of the Death Eaters, and Zarok, the holder of Evil Sorcerer in the first place. While his relationship with Voldemort is strained thanks to his vileness, he gets along well with Zarok and is seen around him more.
  • As mentioned earlier, his lair is a Candy Castle of all things, with the landscape made up of all sorts of sweets and treats, including the castle itself. Doesn't stop it from being as brutally difficult as the rest of Rayman's adventure, though. Generally, Mr. Dark doesn't mind having it as his domain, as the cheery, colorful layout is quite deceiving to how well guarded it actually is, plus it's free candy for him as well. Unfortunately, due to being made of candy, he found it constantly at the mercy of the Pantheon's numerous Big Eaters, particularly Kirby and Stocking, two heroic deities that could prove to be trouble should they discover who owns the place, and Taz and Fat Buu, both extremely destructive deities that could completely ruin his home, though obviously the latter more than the former. As such, Mr. Dark finds himself constantly having to fend off intruders from his home so he doesn't become homeless.
    • His solution to the above problem? Make his kingdom so big that it'll be impossible to actually eat it all. After looking around a bit, he eventually settled on Sugar Rush, a land that's made entirely of sweets, alongside specializing in race courses. Of course, he expected some form of resistance, which came in the form of its ruler Vanellope Von Schweetz, who didn't want her kingdom to be overtaken by some goof in a trench coat. Unfortunately for her, his attempted conquest attracted the attention of its former ruler, Turbo, who's currently looking to retake the kingdom he previously stole in the first place. As a result, the two villains formed a partnership and promised that Mr. Dark could get the race track areas while Turbo gets the kingdom itself.
  • Another notable aspect of Mr. Dark's lair is that it's guarded by clowns of varying talents, such as fat ones that try to smash you with hammers or flying ones that drop bombs on enemies. Mr. Dark, figuring that the Pantheon has plenty of evil clowns living there, decided to seek out some more clowns to recruit for his lair. What he didn't realize, however, was just how monstrous a good chunk of them were, far surpassing the evil that even Mr. Dark is willingly capable of. Long story short, after about an hour of tryouts, he shut it down early, genuinely sick of what the attendees claim to be "clowns". He has since actively avoided the realms Monster Clowns while sticking to his own for now.
  • After poking around the Pantheon for a bit, Mr. Dark managed to find an alternate universe version of Rayman's first adventure, to the sorcerer's intrigue. There, not only was he more fleshed out to be more ruthless and sinister, outright making him an incarnation of darkness, he also put up much more of a fight, utilizing his flame pillars to a greater extent and even fusing with the Great Protoon in a last ditch effort to kill the hero. Even if he still ultimately lost, the main Mr. Dark was quite impressed with what he saw, and has since tried his hand at replicating his alternate counterpart. As a result, he's taken a more hands-on approach in fighting Rayman, using his spells to directly attack the limbless wonder while adding a technique of his own: Bailing the second things go south and letting his minions do the rest.
  • It should be noted by now that Mr. Dark was Put on a Bus after his appearance in Rayman's first adventure. Afterwards, he would be replaced by a batch of one-off villains, while he was barley even mentioned. He would eventually be aknowledged again during The Magicians attempted takeover of The Glade, being his idol and all, before making a comeback in Rayman Mini, sporting a new look as seen above. As a result, he came to pity other villains that were in his situation, most notably King K. Rool, who despite appearing much more was still shafted throughout Donkey Kong's career.
  • It was inevitable that, thanks to his title, he'd find out about Edna Mode, a superhero costume designer who notoriously detests capes, thinking of them as impractical and dangerous. Mr. Dark, who takes pride in how "mysterious" his cloak makes him look, took offence at this and stormed to her temple to give him a piece of his mind, only to find out that she anticipated his arrival just so that she can give him a piece of her own mind, criticizing everything about his costume, to Mr. Dark's annoyance. The rant only ended after this was said, right when she was gonna point out her last bit:
    Mr. Dark: Wait, hold up. Lemme guess what you're about to say next: No capes?
    Edna: No, actually. I was about to mention how tacky those shoes were. Though now that you mentioned it...
    Mr. Dark: (With a face of utter regret)... I walked right into that one, didn't i?

    Secret Squirrel 
Secret Squirrel, God of Storing Items in Trench Coats (Agent 000)
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  • Lesser God
  • Symbol: His hat and trenchcoat
  • Theme Song: Secret Squirrel Intro
  • Alignment: Neutral Good
  • Portfolio: Crazy-Prepared, Alliterative Name, Almost Never Using the Front Door
  • Domains: Squirrels, Spies
  • Herald: Morocco Mole
  • Allies: Squirrel Girl, Nick Fury, Perry the Platypus, Inspector Gadget
  • Enemies: The Spy
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: Black & White Spy, Ratatoskr
  • Odd Relations: Conker the Squirrel, Dr. Doofenshmirtz
  • Whenever trouble is afoot and some devious ne’er do well is out and about taking something they deem valuable, it’s up to this squirrel to stop them in their tracks and take them down. Secret Squirrel, alongside his sidekick Morocco Mole, is tasked with finding various criminals, though he has plenty of quirks for someone in the spy field. He relies on his trenchcoat in order to help him get closer to his target and that trenchcoat is stored with anything ranging from weapons of all kinds to a machine that lets him analyze an item and determine who he’s after. For the most part, Secret isn’t the brightest spy out there, but he’s been generally successful at doing what he needs to do.
  • Secret and Morocco were summoned one day by their boss, who told them that there was a letter sent to Secret that had no written material and no address as to where it came from. After analyzing it with a machine inside his trenchcoat, Secret learned that the letter came from a “Pantheon” and that Secret and Morocco would go there to see what that “Pantheon” wanted. The two took their flying car with them and after some time, wasn’t sure where “Pantheon” was exactly. Secret then pressed a button on the car that would make it go faster, resulting in them crashing into a building not long after. No one was there to greet them, but Secret did find a newspaper talking about the Pantheon and its various crimes. After realizing what was going on, Secret took it upon himself and Morocco that they would continue their work in the Pantheon and stop any evildoers that come their way.
  • The building that Secret and Morocco crashed into belonged to Nick Fury, who learned that some strange visitors ended up in his place while he was busy. After learning that Secret was a spy, Nick decided to talk to the squirrel to get a few things straight. The sight of a talking squirrel wasn’t all that odd given that Nick has seen stranger occurrences happen and he was quick to point out to Secret that there are plenty of other spies in the Pantheon both good and evil. Nick pointed out that even with the wide assortment of gadgets that Secret can get out of his trenchcoat, there are plenty of dangers that are far greater than Secret has known thus far. Secret was willing to work with Nick whenever possible and has been given some missions from him since then, though Nick could do without Secret crashing into his room whenever he’s requesting the squirrel.
  • While on a mission to stop a criminal from going after some nuclear weapons, he came across Squirrel Girl talking to some squirrels. Doreen was more than excited to meet up with another squirrel and asked if he was a spy given the outfit he was wearing. He stated yes and that he’s able to talk on his own to others. Doreen tagged along with Secret on his mission and came across a criminal mastermind that was trying to steal the weapons in an attempt to take over the Pantheon. Just as Secret was about to get a weapon to finish things, Doreen was able to make quick work of the criminal and get him arrested, much to Secret’s surprise. Regardless of how things played out, both Doreen and Secret have gotten along with each other very well, with Doreen offering her help to Secret whenever the latter is struggling to accomplish something that can’t be accomplished through normal means (“normal” to Secret at any rate).
  • When Conker saw someone wearing a suspicious outfit from afar, he felt that something bad was going to happen to him again. The figure got closer and it turned out to be Secret, who was simply happy to meet up with another squirrel. Conker’s fears were mitigated somewhat by Secret’s friendly disposition, though learning about what he does for a living brought down Conker for a bit. He’s already gone through a bunch of ridiculous things throughout his adventures and the last thing he needs is to be a secret agent again considering how badly that endeavor ended for him. Secret having more success as a spy made Conker a bit jealous, but he couldn’t bring himself to truly hate Secret given how friendly the latter is. Despite Conker’s generally cynical attitude, Secret knows that Conker is capable of fighting and is considering helping him improve his skills (and personality if at all possible).
  • Rumors began to spread that Secret is a flasher as a result of constantly carrying around a trenchcoat. He was rather annoyed with it given that he’s only trying to get something out to help him with his mission, but as the rumor grew, he was determined to find the source of it and stop the rumor from spreading. His work led him to find Ratatoskr and that squirrel was surprised to see another squirrel find out about his rumor-mongering. Secret was very annoyed that someone small and annoying creature like Ratatoskr was spreading rumors that besmirched Secret’s name. Although the flasher rumors subsided, it hasn’t prevented Ratatoskr from annoying Secret on occasion out of self-serving amusement.
  • Nick Fury introduced Secret to another animal spy that would be serving as a partner of sorts for the squirrel. Perry the Platypus was quick to notice Secret’s eccentricities during their first mission together, but he finds the gadgets that Secret pulls out to be pretty useful whenever they’re in a tight spot. Through Perry, Secret got to meet Dr. Doofenshmirtz, who started off as Perry’s frenemy before truly becoming friends with each other. Secret was surprised to find a former arch-enemy of a spy become friends with them and was willing to take Doof’s word for it in regards to what he went through. Doof was even willing to provide Secret with inventions of his own, but the squirrel was fine with what he has stored in his trenchcoat (though Doof is still trying to figure out how Secret is able to store and get whatever’s necessary from there). Secret and Perry have since gone out on their own missions, with Doof providing some assistance whenever necessary.
  • One of Secret’s missions involved him going after someone known only as The Spy. When Secret first met him, The Spy pretended to be someone who has sent to help Secret and the squirrel fell into The Spy’s trick. After The Spy betrayed him, Secret then sought out to finish the mission he was given and used his analysis machine to determine where The Spy was at. The Spy was noticeably much more difficult than many of Secret’s prior foes and while Secret was able to subdue The Spy, The Spy was clever enough to escape capture. Secret considers The Spy to be a significant problem given his devious nature and The Spy considers the squirrel to be little more than a silly nuisance.
  • Given the wide variety of gadgets Secret has with him for his missions, a few have wondered who designs them and if it’s possible that Secret himself has come up with them. True to his name, Secret didn’t reveal who was responsible for his Gadgets, but he is more than welcome to letting some secret agents borrow them for a bit if they’re having trouble on some missions. After learning about a number of technicians and mechanics in the Pantheon, he has pondered for a bit if they can come up with some useful gizmos for him and other spies to use, but ultimately decided that he and his fellow spies were fine with what they were normally given for the most part.
    • On the subject of gadgets, Secret was given a recommendation to meet with someone named Inspector Gadget as he would be someone who Secret could mingle with well. Secret then encountered Gadget as the latter had just bumbled his way into finishing an assignment and Secret wanted to talk to him after the bad guy was taken care of. The squirrel learned of Gadget’s gimmick of having a bunch of devices inside himself, as well as a hat that can be used to fly to various places. Gadget took a liking to Secret storing a bunch of useful items inside his trenchcoat and even liked how the squirrel even had a few things prepared inside his own hat. Given how often Gadget makes misteps his missions, Secret has offered to provide some backup and doesn’t mind Gadget getting the credit for something Secret helped out with.
  • Secret ended up finding himself in a strange conflict when a white-clad spy approached him, thinking that an outfit like that would help out in outsmarting whatever a black-clad spy had in store. Secret went along with White Spy and witnessed what was going on after the White Spy was able temporarily outsmart Black Spy. While Secret was preparing to mind his own business on other matters, Black Spy (who Secret recognized from not long ago) wanted the squirrel’s help and he got pulled back into another complex scheme. A few encounters later, Secret felt that it was exhausting to get involved with constantly fighting spies with no end in sight and opted to try and ignore them. That said, it hasn’t worked out a number of times, though things tend to be better for him whenever Perry and Doof fight the two and the squirrel is eager to take their side rather than the monochrome spies.
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    The Shadow 
Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men?

Kent Allard(?), God of Coat, Hat, Mask Ensembles (The Shadow, Lamont Cranston, Henry Arnaud, Isaac Twambley, The Master of Darkness, The World's Greatest Mystery, the Dark Avenger, Ying Ko, El Ombre, La Sombra, Khaibet, and dozens of other identities and titles all around the world)

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The Shadow knows! MHA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!
  • Lesser God
  • Symbol: A silhouette of his face, hat and scarf
  • Theme: The middle part of Camille Saint-Saëns' Le Rouet d'Omphale
  • Alignment: Neutral Good
  • Portfolio: Ace Pilot, Blood Knight, The Chess Master, Combat Pragmatist, Crazy-Prepared, Cunning Linguist, Guns Akimbo, Old Soldier, Pragmatic Hero, Pay Evil unto Evil, Terror Hero,
  • Domains: Trickery, Knowledge, Good, Community, Darkness, Mystery
  • Heralds: His army of agents.
  • Allies: The Phantom, Zorro, Tarzan, The Spirit, Batman, Mikasa Ackerman, Liz Lemon
  • Enemies: Professor Moriarty, David Xanatos, The Joker, Ra's al Ghul, Vandal Savage
  • Respected by: Brock Samson
  • Not to be Confused With: Shadow the Hedgehog
  • Everyone knows of the escapades of the Caped Crusader. His actions have, directly or indirectly, inspired many, including numerous deities in the Pantheon, to take up their own mantles. When asked who inspired him, Batman points to a relative newcomer into the Pantheon. An individual that struck fear into the hearts of criminals before the Bat even existed. That man is The Shadow, and when not disguised he is easily recognized for his classic ensemble of a coat, a hat, and a mask (usually a red scarf).
    • When he met Batman, The Shadow expressed mild disappointment with the Batman's tendencies to push away support. Despite his cold nature, he also relies on a network of followers to carry out his operation. Batman, on the other hand, expressed distaste for The Shadow's often murderous tactics and use of guns. Never the less, the two have teamed up on occasions and respect each other.
    • Speaking of Batman, the Joker was formally grateful to meet the inspiration of his greatest foe. All the more better the break him in front of the Bat. This is one foe that has proven difficult to scare off. The Shadow will have to make a different strategy to deal with the Clown Prince of Crime.
    • This cannot be stated enough; Don't ever kill any of his followers or agents. The Shadow guarantees to hunt you to the ends of the earth to exact his revenge. Even the Joker is hesitant to take such an action, knowing such a thing won't make their encounters fun anymore.
    • Has expressed a particular interest in bringing down Ra's al Ghul and his League of Shadows, as Ra's reminds him of his greatest arch-enemy Shiwan Khan. Additionally, Vandal Savage is also one of his targets
  • The Shadow's story is the World's Greatest Mystery. Is he Lamont Cranston by birth, or did he steal the identity from someone else? If the latter, then where is the original Lamont Cranston? Is he Kent Allard, a famous World War 1 aviator and spy who was known as "The Black Eagle" due to his preference for flying at night, who crashed his plane? Is his ability to "cloud men's minds" a real power he learned from the orient, or simply hearsay cultivated by his unnatural skill at stealth? If the former, is that his only power? Where did he get his famous girasol ring, and does it have any power of its own? Nothing is known for sure, although there has been plenty of speculation. Falsehoods and misinformation abound, and many of them may have been supplied by the Master of Darkness himself. His true history, only The Shadow knows.
  • While he is well versed in manipulation, combat and guns, some depictions of him show his ability to appear invisible as well as project illusions on his victims. Additionally, he appears to be immortal to some extent. The full extent of his powers is a mystery.
  • His dark appearence, as well as his sinister and raspy voice, cruel methods in dispatching criminals and tendency to engage in evil laughter has made more than a few good-aligned characters mistake him as a villain and be creeped out at him. The only reason he's not more feared is because of his arrival in the Pantheon as well as his relative obscurity in pop culture. The Shadow prefers these circumstances, as he favors working hidden in the darkness.
  • The name Kent Allard is known only by few, and even then, there is a possibility that this might not even be his actual name. In truth, only The Shadow knows what is his real identity.
  • Once in the Pantheon, he set sights on the best and the most devious masterminds in the Pantheon, starting with Moriarty. The two are undergoing a massive game of Xanatos Speed Chess as we speak. Many wonder who would come out victorious
    • Speaking of Xanatos, the master of such tactics hopes to show the newcomer his place, stalling The Shadow by setting him up with unwinnable situations. Every plot that The Shadow stops merely sets another plan in motion.
  • Was pleased to find many other pulp heroes in the Pantheon. One of his closest allies is the Phantom. Together with Tarzan and Zorro, the four helped serve as a precursor for future superheroes. When these guys team up, expect a lot of asskicking in their wake.
  • Finds the Spirit to be a bit eccentric for his taste, a sentiment that Batman shared when the God of Domino Masks ascended. Still, The Shadow trusts him enough to be a trusted ally. It helps that his high priest the Domino Lady helps him take care of his temple.
  • His scarf is quite iconic, one of the only things criminals see before he knocks them out. He gave one of his over to Mikasa as an offering for the Goddess of Asskickers with Scarves.
  • When Liz Lemon found out about his ascension, she couldn't help but pay a visit due to his interactions with Batman. When the two met, she was pointed out his similarities with Jack Donaghy. The Shadow raised an eyebrow, surprised that there were people who liked his movie appearance. Turns out that while the critical reception was poor, it became a Cult Classic for those who appreciate cheesy movies. He gained a respect for the woman afterwards.
  • Not many deities can cause enemies to wet themselves compared to Brock. The bodyguard was impressed with his methods, and does what he can to help out the crusader.
The weed of crime bears bitter fruit! Crime does not pay. The Shadow knows.

Demigods

    Bill Brady/Dollar Bill 
William Benjamin "Bill" Brady, Celestial Victim of the Cape Snag (Dollar Bill)
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  • Demigod
  • Symbol: The National Bank insignia, his sponsor
  • Alignment: Highly-Flawed Lawful Good
  • Portfolio: Cape Snag and Undignified Death, All-American Face, Born Lucky Until That Fateful Day, Alliterative Name, Corporate-Sponsored Superhero, Captain Patriotic, Impractically Fancy Outfit, Posthumous Character, Deconstruction of Superheroes Wear Capes
  • Domain(s): Heroes, Bank, Mascot, Capes, Death
  • High Priest: Dr. Impossible
  • Allies: Nite Owl, Silk Spectre, Captain America
  • Enemies: Syndrome, supervillains by default, Vought-American, The Seven (sans Queen Maeve and Starlight)
  • Respected by: Walter Kovacs/Rorschach
  • Opposed by: Many female, non-white, and homosexual superheroes
  • Opposes: The Comedian
  • William Benjamin Brady was an ordinary man from Nebraska born in 1917. In his highschool days, he was a sports prodigy, offset only by his struggles with studying. And then he suffered a Career-Ending Injury, and that was the end of his football career. However, thanks to help from his friends, he barely managed to graduate.
    • At Manhattan, he tried looking for a job, and first tried out theater thanks to his good looks, but that didn't pan out either. He was at the end of his rope until he found an ad from National Bank that required only his looks to apply. Turns out it was to be their mascot Dollar Bill. With literally no options, he signed up.
    • At first, all he was was an actor to promote the company, until they had him answer a different hero-recruiting ad. Bill had reservations for actually getting into the fray against real robbers, but his sponsors thought it was all just flash and mirrors.
    • Turns out it's for real, the Minutemen are fully aware of what he is, and they want him in anyway to help promote their own team. Despite being nothing but an actor, Bill stepped up to the plate when it counted, and became a hero in his own right. With his fame and fortune, he tried his hand at Hollywood, only to be turned down (also by Sunset Boulevard, low-budget studios, and even porn productions) due to having been typecast already as Dollar Bill.
    • On one fateful day, during a defense against robbers attacking a National Bank, after forcing them to flee, Bill gave chase, only for his cape—forcibly kept by the company despite his misgivings about it—to catch at the revolving door, giving them the perfect chance to kill him. His funeral was a highlight of the year, and there were many who attended.
  • When he found himself before the Court of the Gods, he also saw the other Minutemen present, and was glad to see Nite Owl and Silk Spectre (or at least their successors), though not the Comedian, and Rorschach was enigmatic as always. The trope he realized he was ascending for did leave him rather embarrassed, but with a second chance at life, he signed up.
  • Like all the Minutemen, he had his own share of glaring flaws that were fair-ish for the time he was in; he was sexist, a homophobe, and a hatemonger who cared more about his beliefs than the lives of others. Still, his clear commercial motivations (hired by a bank) were never commented on by his peers or the subsequent generation of vigilantes, who all seem to regard him as a worthy hero; even the cynical Rorschach lamented Dollar Bill's untimely death.
    • Of course, those flaws have gotten him in trouble with every non-white, female, and gay hero in the Pantheon, such as Lady Liberty, as well as those who don't share his views, particularly Captain America, whom Dollar Bill resembles. That said, Steve isn't that against him, given it's born from his time period and knows that Bill still means well.
  • Despite her scathing comments on his costume, given the trope he died for, Bill actually agrees with Edna Mode, and asked that she use his story as another cautionary tale against capes, if she already has. The Parr family were present to ensure the sexist Bill doesn't insult Edna during this deal.
    • While he would like her help with his costume, the mandate on his title demands he be seen with his cape (though he's permitted to remove it before a fight).
  • Having been a Corporate-Sponsored Superhero before his death (his current sponsor is the GUAG Superhero Division, though not as a mascot anymore), he's been given an invitation from Vought-American and a sponsorship offer. However, he's heard of their reputation from some members of the Seven (Queen Maeve and Starlight) and sees accepting the contract as a really bad idea, especially given the Homelander, A-Train, and Black Noir.
  • While he also met his demise via Cape Snag (though on a turbine), given his villainy (as well as having slain so many heroes with the Omnidroids), Syndrome is just another supervillain to Dollar Bill.
  • Thankfully for him, the House of Theater isn't as concerned about typecast as the ones in the mortal realm are, and sometimes takes time off there.

    The Great Fusilli 
The Great Fusilli, Celestial Thespian of Ominous Opera Capes
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  • Demigod
  • Symbol: His cape and hat along with the comedy and tragedy masks that hang over his stage
  • Alignment: Neutral Evil
  • Portfolio: High Collared Ominous Opera Cape, Cruel crocodiles, Yellow Eyes of Sneakiness, Evil Is Hammy, Theatre Phantom, Sadistic Con Man, Deal with the Devil, Evil Puppeteer who transforms others into People Puppets, Has a good number of previous victims, Green Gators
  • Domains: Crocodiles, Theater, Stages, Puppets, Transformation
  • Allies: The Other Mother/The Bedlam, Telence D'Arby
  • Enemies: Courage, Muriel Bagge, Eustace Bagge, Coraline Jones, Jotaro Kujo, Noriaki Kakyoin, Hikari, Kotone Shiomi, Teddie, Barry Allen, Primrose Azelhart
  • Avoids: The House of Ghosts
  • Banned from: The House of Theatre and Spectacle
  • Interested in: Dr. Alfred Drevis
  • Appearing on his mobile theater stage is the Great Fusilli, a shifty looking crocodile fittingly adorned in a ensemble consisting of a purple cape with a high collar and a blue hat with a white feather. Though he promises fame and fortune to whoever hears him out those lured and enchanted by performing soon find themselves turned into lifeless puppets by the comedy and tragedy masks that hang above. From there, they are at his mercy to play with until he stuffs them backstage and travels somewhere else. He came to Courage and the Bagge family one day and was successful in transforming the latter but he soon fell victim to his own stage's magic and Courage managed to take them back. Unfortunately, their transformation was permanent and Courage would soon find himself using them to play out how life once went... until the next season, at least.
  • He came by the Pantheon one morning and announced there that he and his "world famous" magic stage is taking permanent residence here and is accepting new members for his troupe. When word reached Courage he immediately freaked out and a beeline to where Fusilli was to try to warn people not to fall for his tricks and promises. Considering that around the time before he his entrance there were a couple accounts of gods reported missing Courage may have been too late for some.
  • His class and mannerisms bring to mind someone like a Theatre Phantom, something that doesn't help the House of Theatre and Spectacle's image of him on top of being a puppet-transforming trickerster. And yet despite being unwelcome there he is be sometimes seen driving around its grounds to apply his trade, ignore their opinions of him all the while.
    • Somewhat ironically, he was unintentionally spooked by Courage when he mistook him for an actual phantom himself after showing up covered in white powder leading to him jumping off the top in a panic and aforementioned defeat after being transformed into a puppet himself. For this reason he keeps a good amount of distance from the House of Ghosts.
  • Fusilli found out quickly that his modus operandi was not something of short demand. Indeed, there was the Other Mother and Telence D'Arby who shared in his interests of turning other people into inanimate dolls and it should come as no surprise that they would partner up, different as their methods are. Fusilli welcomes the differences, however, as he personally sees it as a way to liven it up.
    • This naturally didn't fly with their respective enemies, Coreline, Jotaro Kujo, and Noriaki Kakyoin. The latter two threatened to beat Fusilli to a pulp if they so much as see his face having dealt with Telence when he turned Kakyoin into a puppet so the travelling thespian avoids interaction whenever possible. He doesn't want to deal with the "phantom" they both have. Barry Allen has also displayed his opposing stance on Fusilli having been turned into a marionette during a battle with the egomanical Abra Kadabra.
  • While enticing more people into performing on his stage in the Pantheon in the process of roaming the House of Emotion he managed to come across a young white-haired girl named Hikari. A die-hard movie and film fanatic and having not heard of the crocodile beforehand, Fusilli persuaded her that she need not be just be limited behind the camera as film director and truly shine on in the films herself, really take the stage by its horns and impart all the themes of hope through her own hands. While apprehensive, she eventually came around to try it out a bit. Around that time two of her friends, Teddie and Kotone Shiomi, came to visit. When Fusilli came for his usual business they immediately recognized who he was, promptly dealt with him, and dragged Hikari out as fast as they could.
  • While she hasn't necessarily dealt with someone who turned people into puppets nonetheless Primrose has made herself enemies with Fusilli. The reasoning here can be traced back to her journey of revenge against the Crow Men and by proxy the criminal organization called the Obsidians for the death of her father. Leading all of them was a man named Simeon, who also happened to be Primrose's childhood sweethert. He had a flair for the dramatic, to a disturbing degree, and as such can't help but be reminded of him when thinking of Fusilli.
  • Fusilli could not help but be interested in the doll works of Dr. Drevis. Gruesome in creation, yes, but the fact of the matter is they are very lifelike and Fusilli feels like he could get more mileage in playing with them than with the puppets he creates. He hasn't yet confronted the doctor about it, but the thought is still intriguing even in the present.
  • His name, Fusilli, comes from pasta. Of all things. There really isn't anything more to it other than the fact he might be Italian and to further highlight the culture that he brings.

    Professor Kukui 
Professor Kukui, God of Long Jackets Without Shirts (The Masked Royal)
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As The Masked Royal 


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