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The House of Crime is the seedy criminal underworld of the Pantheon, represented by a Vice City that is walled off from neighboring Houses (Batman describes it as the Pantheon's very own "Arkham City"). Home to many brothels, speak-easies, drug cartels, etc., this is a realm where backstabbing, killing, and violent confrontation are the norm. The gods in this House represent the kingpins of sorts, with their followers acting like direct subordinates, who all participate in ubiquitous turf wars throughout the place. The House itself is divided into many dens, as a way for the thieves and the like to keep their loot separate from everyone else's. Through the middle is Demon's Avenue, where people can buy any illegal item they desire.

It's a rather dangerous House to visit, as most of the houses residents are out to take anything you have, including the shirt off your back (some, by the time they're done with you, will take even that). This House is in many ways the natural opposite of the House of Justice, so don't expect much order over here, although it's not unusual to see people from the House of Justice trying to impose some kind of order.


Due to his flagrant arrogance and exploitation of this House, Prince Charmles is forever barred from visiting this House between WAAAAAAAAAGHs. And by that, we mean "he will be dismembered and have his head stuck on a pike if he ever sets foot in here again", and even the good deities will not hesitate on this.

Due to the Main House's new announcement for reorganization throughout the Pantheon, they asked that James Moriarty, Carmen Sandiego and Jack Sparrow became the new guards of the House. They call themselves the "Criminal Triad".

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The Criminal Triad

The Three Guards of the House of Crime

    Carmen Sandiego 
Carmen Sandiego, Goddess of Impossible and Monumental Thefts (Carmen Isabela Sandiego, Red, Lambkins, Black Sheep, La Femme Rouge, The Crimson Shadow, Little Red Robin Hood, The Mastermind)
  • Intermediate Goddess
  • Symbol: Her red trench coat and fedora
  • Theme Songs: The themes of her TV shows: "Where in the World", "Where in Time", "Where on Earth" (which she stole from Mozart) and just "Carmen Sandiego"
  • Alignment: Chaotic Neutral, with moments of Chaotic Good
  • Portfolio: Classy Cat Burglars, Ever-Elusive Villains, Punny Named Mooks, Easily Escaping From Jail, Friendly Rivalry, Puzzles, The Color Red, Stealing Everything Not Nailed Down (Including the Nails), will never steal lives, Being portrayed as more heroic than usual and younger than usual.
  • Domains: City, Craft, Knowledge, Liberation, Trickery
  • Heralds: The other members of V.I.L.E.’s various iterations
  • Followers: Mouse, Sam Starfall, Roxy Lalonde, the Kisugi sisters
  • Allies: Catwoman, Jack Sparrow, Waldo, Daiki Kaitou, Lupin The 3rd, Fujiko Mine, Valerie Frizzle
  • Enemies: The Godmodder, Lord Brevon, The Kankers
  • Complicated Relations with: Black Cat
  • Curious in: Mike (Hawkins Party)
  • Was originally a Lesser Goddess, but managed to steal the "Intermediate Goddess" title from Robin Hood when he was away from Sherwood Forest (and she stole that, too... She's just that good). She occasionally teams up with him on the more intriguing heists. Rumor has it that when he found out the forest was gone she let him figure out how to get it back, and then stole his grudge. He still remembers what she did, and thinks he should be angry about it. But he can't.
  • On her off days, she will sail the lowest floor with Captain Jack and steal the appeal of pieces of merchandise while talking about the time she stole the smile from the Smiling Enlightened, leaving the face of the goddess perfectly mobile but without the ability to smile.
  • One night she broke into Looten Plunder's tower, stealing the abilities to keep her out and alert security of his locks and electronics systems, stealing the sound of her footsteps, stealing Plunder's ability to be awakened by soft noise. She did not then take everything that wasn't nailed down and then swipe Gordon Freeman's crowbar to pry up more, she did not take the floorboards and windows and doors and wallpaper, she did not take his stocks and his bed and his clothing. No. She stole the value of all these things; they looked and worked the same and yet their value was entirely gone. Plunder replaced it all in under three days, but he has not forgotten, and she has not stolen the sting of this insult.
  • The only thief to successfully steal the Treasures of the Gods. She didn't just take the treasures, no. She didn't even take the entire complex; it was still there, doors and items and all. No, she took the powers of the items themselves, leaving them looking the same but utterly inert. She put them back after INH tracked her down by the clues she left, but only a handful of gods know why or how she did it.
  • Has a soft spot for people less competent than herself. Since she's Carmen Sandiego, this is a long list. The only forbidden place she cannot reach is the Main House, although she can and has stolen its entrance before and continues to look for a way to break into the Main House itself, if for no other reason than just to prove that she can.
    • That said, she envies Lord Brevon for successfully breaking in it before he ascended. And with security further tightened after that, her chances of breaking in have become slimmer, though she hasn't given up.
  • Her power is alarming in its scope. Considering that she can not only steal languages and landmarks and stars, but also gods, time periods, and abstract concepts, many have wondered why she is not an Overdeity. She claims that she steals and leaves clues just to prove that she can. While she is friendly with gods of Good and Evil alignments, she truly owes allegiance only to herself.
  • Has a friendly rivalry going with Lupin The 3rd, who thinks she's hot as hell and a great thief to boot. Sandiego thinks Lupin's a fun companion and a great ally in bigger heists that could theoretically be too much for her.
    • When Fujiko Mine ascended, there were rumors that the two would get into an escalating war of who could steal the most stuff and how audacious they could be. Instead, the two get along quite well and team up together to pull off amazing heists.
  • It is generally agreed, along a similar vein to Rule 34, that if something exists, Carmen Sandiego can steal it. If it doesn't, she can steal its lack of reality just so she can steal it.
  • Was once invited to sit in at Bad-Guy Anon meeting, being a popular and well-known video game villain. Wreck-It Ralph especially agreed with her stance that while she is a villain, her role isn't to be evil but to pose a challenge because without bad guys there wouldn't be a game. And she loves it when agents play her game.
    • To this end, she once stole the Sugar Rush Winner's Cup for this very reason. Vanellope was not pleased, but begrudgingly went with it and successfully recovered the cup. Carmen offered her a place in her V.I.L.E. roster afterward, but Vanellope declined, insisting she was not a thief (though Ralph begged to differ).
  • It's been rumored that she has taken an interest in and is considering making an offer to take Pinkie Pie as her personal protégé due to their similar reality-defying capabilities, but has not yet done so due to doubts that she has regarding Pinkie's morality, difficulty in staying focused, and lack of a Punny Name. Pinkie herself seems to be unaware of any potential interest Carmen may have in her.
  • Despite her reputation, Carmen also has a Dark Secret: she was once an enforcer for Captain America and Sherlock Holmes. That's right. She originally started out working for law enforcement, and was actually supposedly a highly competent detective for people such as Inspector Zenigata. However, for Carmen, Good Is Boring, and she soon felt that she had a more challenging lifestyle for herself in trying to outsmart the law rather than work for it. The one other thing she's been unable to steal at this moment are the files in Captain America's drawer detailing how she became the law's most outrageous thief and among the most wanted in the house. She's desired going after it several times, even attempting a complicated gambit to steal history's artifacts as a smokescreen to steal the file from under the gods's noses, but each attempt only ends in her getting a backhand from various gods saying, "You can run from your past, but you can't change it."
  • Despite being the greatest thief in the house, Carmen isn't interested in killing anyone for her thefts. Some point to her kid-friendly record for this, but the more likely explanation is that the easy solution is just no fun for someone like Carmen Sandiego.
  • The Godmodder is to this day the only person to successfully earn Carmen Sandiego's honest-to-goodness ire, not only being able to interfere with her powers at will but also having both nearly killed her and temporarily disabled her godly regeneration during their first face-to-face meeting. Needless to say, she holds the grudge.
  • There are rumors that Carmen Sandiego and Valerie Frizzle were childhood friends and helped each other to become who they are now (though maybe Frizzle didn't intend for Sandiego to eventually become a criminal). But if there is any solid evidence behind this theory, even instances of the two ever meeting, Carmen has stolen all of it.
  • When Carmen learned that Lord Brevon had managed to get into the Main House, she began making plans to steal one of his ships to break in herself. In response, Brevon has increased security- but chances are that Carmen will steal that, too.
  • Another rumor is she is actually married to (or at least in a relationship with Waldo. Any evidence is either in the possession of her or Waldo (though she could steal it from him, unless they were married, so it'd be a moot point).
  • Once, upon hearing of the dreaded Kanker Sisters, she decided to try and steal an item of theirs to get them to go on a world tour to see the better aspects of life. The only problem? She stole their beloved ship in a bottle. This ended up going horribly wrong. Very, VERY, HORRIBLY. To describe it as briefly as possible, The Kankers ended up ravaging and outright destroying houses and subhouses. It was so bad the Main House thought that the Grand United Alliance of Destruction was at fault, only to nearly faint upon hearing they weren't responsible but were still enjoying it. Upon getting caught by the Kankers with the ship in a bottle in her hands, she tried to escape, only for The Kankers, whom were already defying multiple laws to get their ship back, ended up managing to actually corner her and pummeled her till she gave the ship back. To this day, they remain the only "players" to fully render her special thieving powers moot and holds a special hatred for them.
  • If there is one rule that she adheres to, she will not steal lives, this rule of hers is the focus of her backstory where she decided to steal from the very organization she decided to train under.
    • She couldn't help but smile when she saw Mike of the Hawkins Party. When asked why, she says that he reminds her of a 'Player' that aided her in her quest to fight VILE.
  • She has a soft spot for orphans, seeing as she was one prior to her rise as a thief.
  • "See you next crime!"

    Jack Sparrow 
Jack Sparrow, God of Piracy (Captain Jack Sparrow, Pirate Lord of the Caribbean Sea, Smith(y), Mr. Sparrow, Chief of the Pelegostos, Witty Jack, Jackie, "Justice Smith")

    Professor Moriarty 
Professor James Moriarty, God of Criminal Masterminds (The Napoleon of Crime, Jim, Richard Brook, Jamie Moriarty, Irene Adler, The Archer of Shinjuku, The Fantom, M, Smirnoff)
His Sherlock appearance 
Click for spoiler of Elementary season 1 finale 
As a Servant 
  • Demigod, Intermediate God as a Servant, speculated to be a Greater God concealing his true power
  • Symbols: A most curious absence of any identifying symbols. Occasionally, a copy of The Dynamics of an Asteroid
  • Theme Song: Moriarty's theme and its reprise for his 2011 version
  • Alignment: Lawful Evil, Chaotic Evil as a Servant
  • Portfolio: Evil Counterpart, Deductive Reasoning, Consulting Criminal, Forehead of Doom, Ensemble Dark Horse to Breakout Villain
  • Domain: Crime, Knowledge, Secrets, Persecution
  • Herald: His trusty henchman Sebastian Moran
  • Allies: An untold number of villains and underlings owe a debt of gratitude to Moriarty's machinations (but he'd never let you trace them back to him), the House of Undead, Two-Face (bad side only), The Black Organization, Ratigan
  • Rivals: HYDRA and Red Skull, Tywin Lannister (also doubles as Worthy Opponent), Lelouch vi Britannia
  • Enemies: Sherlock Holmes, Dr. John Watson, the House of Investigative Work, Cersei Lannister, Katniss Everdeen, Indiana Jones, James Bond, Batman
  • Complicated Relationship with: Irene Adler
  • Business Partner with: Vito Corleone
  • Annoyed by Adenoid Hynkel
  • Odd Friendship: Adam Jensen, Frankenstein's Monster, Charles Babbage
  • Moriarty's inclusion in the pantheon does not mark his ascension, but rather the moment it became apparent that he'd been here all along, orchestrating crimes through a multitude of agents. As the evil counterpart to Sherlock Holmes, Moriarty uses the same brilliantly logical mind to orchestrate crimes as the detective does to solve them, and shares his arch-enemy's devoted interest in the works of the House of Justice.
  • Much like his famous nemesis, not much is known about the Napoleon of Crime's personal history, and what little is known is rife with vagueness and contradiction, of which neither Holmes or Moriarty are willing to elaborate on. Professor James Moriartynote  first gained recognition at the age of 21 when he wrote a treatise on the Binomial theorem, on the strength of which he gained the Mathematical Chair at a small universitynote . Beyond having some criminal blood running through his veins, it is unknown when and how he first became involved in crime, but he was eventually forced to leave the university due to "dark rumors" that spread about him, and set up in London as an army coachnote  and secret Diabolical Mastermind, where he first encountered his arch-enemy.
  • Is now an important advisor to Vito Corleone to strengthen both of their criminal enterprises. The two of them treats each other with respect, but Moriarty makes clear that he means business and feels Vito is too soft to his henchmen. Also serves as a tactician to the Black Organization under the code name 'Smirnoff'.
  • Hearing about his existence in the Pantheon caused Sherlock Holmes and John Watson to drop quite a few of their ongoing investigations to take him down.
  • One figure he has a complicated relationship with is Irene Adler. While their original counterparts never met, a few of their counterparts did. Their relationship tends to be on the antagonistic side, but one memorable time the two of them are revealed to be the same person, who called herself Jamie Moriarty.
    • This female version caused him quite a bit of trouble with Cersei Lannister who thought that her rival Margaery Tyrell has returned to the Pantheon because Cersei has thought that she was destroyed during the Great Sept of Baelor. With her paranoia, Cersei immediately launched an attack on his temple right after the attack on Irene Adler, causing Tywin to step in because he thought that she is being wasteful of resources on an unprovoked deity. This event and the fact that he thinks she is annoying and incompetent, caused bad blood between the two of them.
    • On the other hand, he respects Tywin for being basically his fantasy medieval counterpart. However, the two made it clear that they will not hesitate to bring the other down if their interest is conflicted.
  • After his criminal organization was first dismantled by Sherlock Holmes in the mortal world, Moriarty sought revenge and attempted to kill Holmes at Reichenbach Falls, but ended up plunging down the depths alone. Though some claim he survived the fall, he still has an aversion to waterfalls. This caused him to avoid the House of Nature.
  • Has been spotted playing high-stakes speed chess with Lelouch on a few occasions.
  • Speculation abounds on exactly what it is that his book, The Dynamics of an Asteroid, is about. The book ascends to such rarefied heights of pure mathematics that those who try to read it either can't understand it or can't explain what it's about in a way that can be understood.
  • Professor Ratigan prides himself in being Moriarty's mouse equivalent, and one of his more devoted followers.
  • His manipulative tendency reminds Katniss too much of President Snow and Coin to be comfortable around him. The fact that Moriarty once disguised as one of her allies Cressida to lure Katniss into becoming his agent (something that Irene Adler managed to stop) caused her to hate his guts.
  • Doesn't particularly like the Red Skull because he thinks that the Nazi is crazy and his organization is a major rival to his influence.
  • Has a surprisingly good relationship with the evil-aligned deities in the House of Undead given that he uses his agent or even sometimes disguises as a helpless victim to manipulate them.
  • Because of Moriarty long history and many actors portrayed him, he tends to take full advantages of this fact to disguise himself more easily in order to achieve his purpose.
    • Once disguised himself to be Adenoid Hynkel's advisor to see if the dictator had any power he can manipulate. However, this was abandoned after about two days spending time with Hynkel because Moriarty was annoyed by the latter's incompetence.
    • Indiana Jones hates his guts because he once disguises as Indy's rival René Belloq so he can lure Indy to steal an artifact for him.
    • He sometimes disguises himself as his archenemy Sherlock Holmes to kidnap Irene and/or John so he can get back at Holmes. This usually evolves into increasingly complex mental battles between the two of them that affect everyone in the Pantheon to the point that people with superpowers tend to forcefully intervene by rescuing the victim.
    • Once pretended to be various characters with the same voice as one of his resurrected 22nd century clone to massively communicate many deities in the Pantheon. This is all to capture or secretly manipulate them to set up a chase for Sherlock throughout the Pantheon. After Sherlock discovered and solve the puzzle with no small amount of effort and help from John, Irene and the loved ones of those got captured, a lot of the chess pieces are either killed or lived with their memory wiped.
    • There is a program being constantly shown in the Children section of the House of Family run by a Mr. Richard Brook, a story about "Sir Boasts a Lot" and the adventures of this Knight coincide with crimes Holmes is investigating, Holmes quickly caught on to what the name meant but is wary of the end game that Moriarty is hoping to pull this time.
    • Somehow Richard Brook has run the ire of James Bond, it may have something to do with Bond's dealings with SPECTRE and the person that he had to deal with then looks a lot like Brook.
  • Teamed up with Frankenstein's Monster and Charles Babbage for an adventure across Connacht once upon a certain summer. Normally a dour man, his demeanor changed completely when Fran started calling him "Papa".
  • Strangely, gets along fairly well with Adam Jensen, after they find out they share the same phone ringtone.

Alternative Title(s): Crime Overdeities And Greater Gods, Crime Lesser Gods, Crime Demigods And Quasideities, Crime Intermediate Gods


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