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Intermediate Gods

    August Heart/Godspeed 
August Heart, God of Lethal Vigilantes (Godspeed, Detective Heart)
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  • Intermediate God
  • Symbol: A Golden Lightning Chest Insignia in a White Background
  • Theme Song: His Theme in The Flash (2014)
  • Alignment: Started off as Lawful Good, Became Chaotic Evil as Godspeed and then went Lawful Neutral to Atone Himself; currently Lawful Neutral
  • Portfolio: Vigilante who Believes Murder is the Top Example of Getting Things Done, Initially a Partner and Friend to Barry, Thinks He can Freely Commit Executions, Thinks He's doing Justice when that's Not the Case, Knight Templar, Is Motivated by the Death of his Brother, Keeps Barry's Identity as The Flash to Himself, An Absolute Jerk though he Does Gradually Improve Himself after Realizing the Error of his Ways and Seeks to Make Amends with Barry, Rather Similar to Hunter Zolomon
  • Domains: Speed, Judgement, Friendship, Vigilantes, Revenge
  • Allies: Dexter Morgan, Darth Vader, Sasuke Uchiha, Atrocitus, "Hero Killer" Stain, Nagato, Obito Uchiha, Goro Akechi
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Hunter Zolomon/Zoom, Tohru Adachi
  • Rivals: Darth Maul, Masato Kusaka/Kamen Rider Kaixa
  • Enemies: Eobard Thawne/Reverse-Flash, Takeshi Asakura/Kamen Rider Ouja, Cain, Brian Irons, Wild Hunt, The Dark Judges, Scott Shelby, A-Train, Punishing Bird, Judgement Bird, Big Bird, The Black Organization
  • Complicated Relationships: Barry Allen/The Flash, Wally West
  • Respects: Judge Dredd, Jason Todd/Red Hood, Frank Castle/The Punisher, Rust Cohle and Marty Hart, Night Raid, Akame, Yuri Lowell
  • Opposed By: Most of the House of Law and Justice, Members of the Hero Association, The UA High School Staff Faculty and Students, The Investigation Team, The Phantom Thieves of Hearts
  • August Heart was once a detective in the Central City Police Department and a good friend of Barry Allen, also known as The Flash. His primary motive for being on the job was because his brother was murdered by a criminal who got off scot-free and he has desired justice since. Figuring out that the crime was committed by a criminal organization called Black Hole, August went to confront, only to be shot and then strict by a bolt of lightning generated by the Speed Force, granting August access to it. With his newfound powers, August decided to fight crime Barry, but unfortunate circumstances soon began to warp August into a darker path, preferring to kill criminals, disregard the Justice System and regard himself as Judge, Jury, and Executioner, christening himself as Godspeed. In time, Godspeed's actions began to result in the deaths of innocent speedsters, which he initially was horrified by. However, his vengeance consumed him so much, it was inevitable him and Barry would begin to battle against one another.
    • Over time, however, August began to realize the error of his ways regarding his actions and decided it would be best to try seeking forgiveness from Barry. Together, they enlisted the begrudging help of the Reverse-Flash, Eobard Thawne, into defeating Paradox to prevent him from erasing the Flash's history. Unfortunately, this heroic act of August would be last as Thawne murders him shortly after, while gleefully admitting that he was the one who killed August's brother.
  • Despite his death, August would eventually find himself be given a second chance. Waking up, the first thing he noticed was a very different realm from the one he was familiar with. Travelling around and gathering as much information as he could, August realized that he was in the Trope Pantheons. Interested in this new world, plus catching word that Barry is also an ascended being, August decided to resume his quest. He's got a new priority, namely to punish and kill Thawne and decided to mark his presence in the Pantheon, one way or another.
  • August is... controversial to say the least. He is nowhere near as bad as Eobard Thawne and seems to be more comparable towards Hunter Zolomon in the fact that they became villains due to tragic circumstances, and just so happened to be police officers who were friends to Barry and Wally respectively. However, while Zolomon suffered from insanity, August was rational enough to know what he was doing. Both do what they do because they believe they're doing a service, but August comes off worse, being willing to kill innocents if it meant gaining more speed and achieving his goals faster. As a result, he's not so sympathetically received in the Pantheon, though August predicted that to an extent and thus, doesn't come off as sociable.
  • As an atoner, August managed to develop some sort of kinship with Darth Vader, who was driven to rage and villainy due to the death of a loved one, namely his wife Padmé Amidala. More often than not, Vader is one of the few people that August would actually bother to open up towards. Vader basically tells August to man up and take responsibility, a sentiment which the speedster conceded upon. It helps in that their relatability has allowed them to be an effective tag-team duo when the situation dwells for it. That said, August does have a fixated goal in killing Thawne, a fact that Vader is not really keen on, even if he understands the reasoning behind it.
    • By extension, August also came to meet up with Nagato, a former leader of the ninja criminal organization Akatsuki. Upon ascension, Nagato decided to form another group that would bring in former villains who felt alienated under other heroes' presence and decided to help them out covertly. Realizing that he's not up for options at any time, Nagato decided to offer August a placement in his new group. Despite the presence of Captain Cold in their ranks, August decided to join in, feeling that he can use their help in better achieving atonement and making amends with Barry.
  • Given that he was an exaggerated jerk during his tenure as Godspeed, it didn't take long before he had a competition against Masato Kusaka. Both expressed some sort of surprise as they got to learn about one another; August and Masato were incredibly callous and condescending. However, there was a bit of a difference in that August committed bad actions because he felt he was doing a service to The Flash whereas Masato took his guise of Kamen Rider Kaixa as a means to eradicate the Orphnochs and win the affection of his crush, Mari Sonoda, as exaggerated vengeance and self-entitlement respectively. Ultimately, both began to see each other in mixed regards; Masato thought August was being an idiot in doing something that was the furthest thing to good whereas August himself thought Masato was an immature and petty brat who couldn't handle things not going his way. Still, they did respect each others' dedication, but that's about as much as they're going for positivity.
  • When it came to evil speedsters, one came in the form of A-Train, a celebrity superhero who was also one of the members of The Seven, marketed and distributed by Vought International. Catching news that Godspeed was a dangerous metahuman who needed to be stopped, A-Train confronted him into battle. August initially didn't care, but A-Train insisted that they do battle, after which August wasted no time in pounding him and dragging him around in a bloody victory lap. To rub salt, August called A-Train pathetic but held back from killing him, realizing that he was to gain nothing out from it, not to mention Barry would certainly call him out for it, so he decided to dart out. The fight did break A-Train's confidence for a while, but he's since motivated himself to train harder and become strong enough to match himself against the other speedsters, Godspeed included.
  • As a former police detective, he's not seen kindly by the House of Justice and this honestly doesn't surprise August. They do sympathize that his brother's death was what led him to a dark path, but given the number of innocent speedsters killed to satiate his own desires and his brand of "justice" just being used as an excuse to kill others and justify himself, they can't offer much when it comes to support. August will fight against them if they happen to stand against him, but makes a point in not trying to kill anyone, especially given that Barry must be a notable guest and renowned by the House. He does, however, get the feeling of how his detective life could have been like had his brother not been killed on that fateful day.
    • However, he actually does pay some degree of respect towards Judge Dredd, because as far as he knows, Dredd is the only law enforcement officer August knows that is brutal and uncompromising by nature and gets the job done with excellent results. That said, that mentality is more like because of the world Dredd lives in and Dredd himself finds August's brand of justice as childish and immature, much to his dismay. Despite butting heads, the two don't actually fight against another due to the Dark Judges, who declare life a punishment that should be punished. Even August thinks this is too extreme and in a rare moment, will ally with Dredd when it comes to taking on the Dark Judges. He doesn't expect any high praises for himself though.
  • Both the Investigation Team and the Phantom Thieves of Hearts are not on optimistic terms when it comes to August. To make matters worse, he actually came into an alliance with Tohru Adachi, though in the case of the latter, while not fully redeemed and sometimes helping his former enemies if need be, he can see why August is dissatisfied with how the Justice System works. The Phantom Thieves see August as someone who is very likely of developing a palace within him and thus, are keeping in tabs with him in case something goes wrong. Sure, August is thinking of redemption, but the two groups, particularly Naoto Shirogane and Makoto Niijima aren't optimistic about it, given the fact that August used to be a former cop.
  • Inevitably, he would come into contact with Hunter Zolomon. The two realized that they were very similar to one another and angsted over the fact that Thawne is the primary reason why their lives are miserable, to begin with. That said, while they can relate with one another, they found each other hard to work with, with Zolomon insisting that they should inflict tragedy towards others to make them better people whereas August is more caught up in wanting to earn Barry's forgiveness and wanting to kill Thawne, so their work ethic tends to clash every now and then.
  • Predictably, he was listed as a dangerous threat by heroes and staff members from both the Hero Association and the UA High School thanks to his connection to the Speed Force, his multiple ways of using his speed and for his vicious reputation as a villain and fighter. Godspeed himself that Zolomon may have had a point when it came down to many of the heroes in both facilities; both have a large number of heroes who are motivated by self-interest and fame, unlike Barry and the Justice League who were stalwart in doing their superheroics for the safety of their family, friends and their worlds. Godspeed does respect Izuku Midoriya, Saitama and their circle of friends due to the former's determined nature to one day, be as great of a hero as All Might was and the latter for being blunt and honest about lecturing other heroes, even if Saitama's tendency of being lazy and being a hero "for fun" is rather absurd in August's mind.
    • Furthermore, this also led him to the "Hero Killer", Stain. Initially not happy with what he used to do, Stain warmed up to August after realizing his villainous circumstances and attempt in atoning. He did freely admit that he preferred Zolomon, if mainly because their principles of how one should become a hero go along very neatly, but he does get August's motivation for revenge. Stain said that August should aim to become a better person, which August thought was rather rich, coming from someone who technically was a villain, according to the UA. Stain decided to take it as a compliment and, while they don't do fieldwork that much, would sometimes hang out with August in their spare times.
  • Given his experience, he is naturally enemies to those who have killed their siblings, particularly for petty reasons. It's why he doesn't like Cain all that much, and whenever they do meet up, All August thinks about is grabbing Cain and drag him across the floor while he speeds around the Pantheon. Heck, August doesn't even register the possible idea that Cain may feel remorseful about Abel. The First Murderer couldn't be bothered to listen to what August says, much to his dismay.
  • While he has figured out that Black Hole were not responsible for his brother's death, he still hates them as they are a criminal organization that have disrupted and threatened Central City numerous times. So it came as expected that he would oppose the Black Organization for being willing to kill thousands in order to get the job done and the organization has kept itself hidden from law enforcements' sights for a long time. August will be making sure that they'll learn that they can't hide forever, and not even the morally good ones like Kir and Bourbon are safe either.
  • He caught the interest of a trio of birds that decided to take matters into their own hands to protect the forest that they dwelled in after receiving a prophetic confirmation that the forest would fall victim to infighting and a terrifying beast. Instead, the bird trio became far too oppressive to their home, instilling a judging system that prevented the fauna from having any harmony or joy. At the end, when all seemed lost, they combined, turning into the very same monster that was foretold in the prophecy. August personally found the situation rather disappointing and has no interest in forming an alliance with the birds. That said, the trio, particularly Punishing Bird, has expressed some desire in wanting August for their own uses, given that they're lethal and warped upholders of delivering justice.
  • He wouldn't personally admit to it, but August does pay some sort of respect to vigilantes who take lethal action as the most preferred option, such as Jason Todd and Frank Castle. He would like to work with them, but given that Jason has ties to the Batfamily and Frank is normally a solitary worker, he's laying it off for now. He also expresses some admiration towards Rust Cohle and Marty Hart for being dedicated to a case that was being faded away and managing to solve it, even if it took them more than a decade.
    • Atrocitus has come to see August as a potential recruit for a Red Lantern due to the grief and rage he suffers over the loss of his brother. August admits that he does feel tempted to take the ring, but has refused, stating that he has his own stuff to do and that now might not be the right time. Atrocitus conceded but does affirm that a Red Lantern Ring may seek him out whether he likes it or not. But for the time being, they remain in good contact with one another.
  • Despite his death Barry managed to alter the timeline enough to the extent that August was able to play a significant role in Barry's life to the point where he has an exhibit dedicated to himself in the Flash Museum. Furthermore, a streak of yellow lightning blurred on his tombstone. Some are stating that Godspeed has been returned to life,though the speedster hasn't commented about it yet.
  • Is also a member of the House of Justice via the Sub-House of Justice Bringers, much to the dismay of many.
Y'know...when I was trying to come up with a code name for myself, I thought of calling myself the new and improved Flash. Because you clearly weren't cutting it. But instead... I realized that with these powers...I am judge, jury and executioner. So I call myself... Godspeed.

    Vandal Savage 
"I am Vandal Savage. Immortal master of millennia."

Vandar Adg, God of Crimes Spanning History (Vandal Savage, Cheops, Julius Caesar, Blackbeard, Cain, Hath-Set, L-1, Marduk, Attila the Hun, Sun Tzu, Genghis Khan)
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  • Intermediate God (Greater God with the Mark of Cain)
  • Symbol: The Mark of Cain
  • Alignment: Chaotic Evil (Chaotic Neutral on a good day)
  • Portfolio: The Evil and Fun of an Eternal Life, Immense And/Or Applaudable Villainy Depending on the Writer, Not The Best Father, Historical Rap Sheet, Contemporary Caveman 50,000 Years Strong, Ancient Conspiracy through The Illuminati, Guiding and/or being history's greatest conquerors and monsters (according to him), Visionary Villain as he believes Earth Is the Center of the Universe, The Chessmaster, Sees His Descendants As Experimential Fodder (to which he has many) I'm a Humanitarian, Cannibalism Superpower
  • Domains: Evil, History, Influence, Legacy, Conquest, Lust, Intelligence, Immortality
  • Allies:
  • Rivals: Lord Recluse, King Bradley, Xehanort, Emperor Palpatine/Darth Sidious, Cain, Kane, Genghis Khan, The Patriots, Gilgamesh, Apocalypse
  • Enemies:
  • Opposes: Light Yagami, Zamasu, Demon King Odio
  • Opposed By: The Heroic Protectors of Family, Johann Schmidt/Red Skull, David Xanatos
  • Respected By: Rudolf von Sturmgeist, Heinz Böhm
  • Feared By: The Charlotte Cast, Group 1
  • Partnerships: The Illuminati, Gill, SHOCKER, Father Homonculus, Dio Brando, Diavolo, The Dark Army, Kang the Conqueror, Shang Tsung, Kano
  • Vandal Savage is many things; conqueror, manipulator, killer, butcher, abuser, violator, sociopath, you name it. And he's been like this for over 50,000 years. Born Vandar Adg, he was once a member of the Cro-Magnon Blood Tribe until he stumbled across a meteorite, whom he stayed close with, granting him enhanced physical and mental physiology as well as immortality. A vicious man since his earliest days, Adg took the opportunity to carve his own destiny, which has led to him making the most out of his immortality and taking part in several of Earth's most notable histories, all in an effort to dominate the world and hold ultimate power and authority for himself. Along the way, Savage learned and taught several things to many famous people, discreetly shaping history in his own way whilst desiring an heir for himself and later battling against the Justice Society and Justice League of America, who ended up being his great threat to ruling the world. Nevertheless, Vandal has kept persistent in his efforts and quarrels, securing himself as one of the greatest and most infamous villains in the DC Universe.
  • How he learned about the Pantheon, much less ascended to have become a deity in these new realms remains a mystery, and so is the time of ascension, of which only Savage himself knows. For all anyone knows, Savage may have found a way in discreetly whilst posing as one of history's most legendary figures including Julius Caesar, Alexander the Great, and Genghis Khan. He had anticipated that they and many in the Pantheon would be confused into thinking one of them may be Savage, much to his amusement. On a more grim note, Savage's actions and influence throughout the Pantheon have remained a history; unlike major players like Melkor, Darkseid, YHVH, Molag Bal, and Zamasu, he's preferred to keep himself hidden and to secretly cause discord, dismay, and disarray whilst using proxies to assert dominance to whoever he defeats. Many in the Pantheon know of him and are aware of his presence in the divine worlds, but through clever tactics, manipulations, and ending things on a brutal and devastating note whilst covering his tracks, Savage had managed to assert his reputation and infamy, now seeking to take control of and rule the Pantheon once all of his enemies and rivals are dealt with.
  • Savage is one of the most dangerous beings in the Pantheon, which is made all the more baffling considering how compared to many of the other adversaries many superheroes deal with, he appears to be much less impressive, flashy, or seemingly grandiose than what one would assume for an Arch-Enemy to the Justice Society, But to those who know him, there's a reason why he is to the Justice Society what Darkseid is to the Justice League; his frightening success rate as a criminal, conqueror, and supervillain, his superhuman intelligence and resources, and the fact that he's so knowledgeable about anything that can be told to him that he finds several ways to be steps ahead of his enemies. Add to his peak physical and mental condition alongside a raving, bloodthirsty intent to torture and kill his victims sadistically make Savage an utter monster to behold. And as far as he is concerned, everyone and everything is a stepping stone to him in some way or other, either in his intent to antagonize and kill, or to achieve his desires. The Pantheon is but another place for him to conquer and he's already solidified his influence in the Houses of Betrayal and Treachery, Hatred and Rancor, Military and Warfare, Slaughter and Villainy. And his progress to spread this to every other House, whilst still a work in progress, is increasing by the days, to the dismay of his opponents and rivals.
  • His claims of taking up identities ended up alienating exactly those who fell victim to such, and they have a lot of reasons on either distrusting and/or opposing Savage. This is especially true for Julius Caesar as while he admits that his political and military career was built on enemies that he killed, he did fight for Rome and it's people at the end of the day and found the depths of Savage's evil to be too horrifying for him to ever sink too low into. The same can also be said for Alexander and Sun Tzu, who harboured similar feelings. They were very quick to condemn Savage and vowed that they would kill him if he ever came to approach him. However, to their dismay, Savage proved to be a tough adversary, even engaging them in a fistfight and managing to come out on top. Following this, the three historical leaders have since worked harder on their front to stop Savage from spreading his influence and ruining their names. As for the more unscrupulous ones, Genghis Khan simply feels insulted by Savage assuming his name and using it to glorify himself. This, and believing that him taking over his army would be disastrous, considering what a calculated madman like him would do with such a large army and empire to his beck-and-call, prompting him, in an out-of-character moment, to consider alliances with others under the mutual agreement of fighting against Savage.
  • The claims of Savage having been so many historical figures on important events and time periods is a very interesting thing to note as there isn't much if any, solid evidence of those being true. It is true, however, that Savage himself is incredibly educated and knowledgeable about them, but at the same time, it's a matter of just how much of an influence did he spread or take from that experience. It's noted that the only individual whose borrowed identity ends up getting along with him is Jack the Ripper as the two of them have a near-endless penchant for killing and bloodlust, in addition to Savage directing the Ripper to specific targets and objectives as a means to secure a decent partnership. The others are not on board with Savage, if mainly because they see him as a fellow rival or a threatening enemy who has to be stopped, and even those don't deter Savage from continuing n with his operations in the Pantheon.
  • One of his greatest enemies and hated adversary within the Pantheon is the God Emperor of Mankind. Both wishing to guide and shape Human future according to their respective visions. However, where Savage wishes to conquer the planet and rule Mankind directly by whatever means, the God-Emperor, in the beginning, preferred to stay in the sidelines and subtly guide Humanity to a better future. Many of the former's attempts at world domination were foiled by the latter immortal, leading to ages old hatred between the two. Which has only increased when the God Emperor conquered Terra and most of the galaxy during the Unification Wars and the Great Crusade respectively, accomplishing Vandal's ages old goal. His other enemy, Kane is another rival that seemingly wishes to conquer Earth but difficult to determine with his ever changing goals. The Prophet is thought and highly believed to be the Cain of legend with his brother Abel's tomb located within his headquarters. Neither have taken this infringement of their identities well, starting an enormous shadow war as both masterminds combat one another.
    • He's also attracted another pair of enemies with Sigmar Heldenhammer and Conan, both of whom were barbarians before grim and large-scaled circumstances ended up turning into great heroes, the former of whom did his best to bolster Humanity as an important and leading race to his world and becoming sanctified as a god to his people sometime after his disappearance. Savage finds his similarly prehistoric origins with Conan pretty amusing, though the latter was quick to oppose the former upon learn of the depths of Savage's evil and has resolved to combating him whenever they meet. That, and Conan was further incensed to stop him when he learned that Savage's attempts of sabotaging the future was not too different from Kang the Conqueror, whom he fought against before and made him realize that Savage was a lot deadlier and dire a foe than he anticipated. With Sigmar, it's also a battle of ideals as Sigmar was willing to fight alongside his people head-on and provide for his people whereas Savage preferred to work discreetly and only surface publicly when necessary. Given Savage's depravity and his neverending ambition and crusade to enslave the world to his rule and those being comparable to some of the worst enemies he's fought in his world, especially Nagash, Sigmar called him a blight to Humanity and has openly declared his opposition towards Savage without hesitation. Though Sigmar hasn't put in a lot of focus on Savage in the Pantheon due to his concerns being more pointed on more powerful and recurring enemies on his end.
  • Gained the enmity of most Nazi gods when used time travel to replace Hitler. This irked Red Skull especially, mainly because he'd be much harder to usurp power from. Millennium didn't mind, given Vandal would be much more supportive of their ways. His use of time travel to interfere in Human history, use of future technology in the past and making the past more bloody than it already was has made Vandal an enemy of the Doctor. The Time Lord as both an ally of Humanity and lover of history has taken it upon himself to prevent Savage's conquest of Mankind whenever they encounter. The Immortal despises the addition of the Time Traveler to his already enormous collection of enemies and his now much limited use of time travel. His hatred of the Doctor has grown infinitely greater when one of his avatars died at the hands of his past self when traveling to the past. The Time Lord has claimed non interference, saying that it was Savage's own lack of morality that has lead to his death.
    • That said, there are some Nazis who've ended up actually either respecting Savage to some degree, or like him enough to consider an alliance with him. Rudolf von Sturmgeist and Heinz Böhm were among those who complimented him for his intellectual mind and contributing to creating a series of high-tech aircraft weaponry to use against his enemies. Böhm also found further appreciation for Savage in embracing the monster that he is, given that he lives by the code of how one can choose to be a man or monster. Though neither him or Sturmgeist maintain a partnership due to Savage severing his ties with Nazi forces if mainly because he sees himself as better than them and finding it difficult to adapt into Nazism due to their prominence in vanity. He does, however, have a staunch ally in Millenium, seeing as both of them are very eager to engage in their bloodlust whether possible, especially the Major. Savage personally sees them as a useful ally to his ends, given the supernatural engineering of Millenium's Nazi forces and giving him a partner to share a killing frenzy with, as well as something worth reading up to and implementing for his future plans.
  • According to Lex Luthor, Savage may have been the first human being to have indulged in the act of cannibalism and wound up spreading this actions towards others, likely as a way to spread a more feral and bloodthirsty aspect of dietary preference. It's supported by the fact that not only does Savage have no regrets for eating human flesh, but he also relies on human blood as a drink to further nourish and enhance his superhuman abilities and physiques. It's a major reason for why he makes visitations to the House of Slaughter as such a place is a magnet for human corpses where he can come and snatch some vials of blood for himself to gulp. Though as of recently, some caught track of his schemes and wound up banning Savage from visiting the House, though this hasn't stopped some of his proxies in secretly attending and stealing blood to provide for Savage, much to the dismay of many in the House.
    • And humans certainly aren't on his dietary list either; Savage has claimed to have eaten just about anything he could get his hands on, and to further his image as an evil madman, he'll gleefully admit that his hunting and trying to be a predator for someone's meat may have driven some animals to extinction. He's cited wooly mammoths as one example and he even claims to have eaten dinosaurs despite them having predated the caveman's existencenote . The Pantheon having a far greater variety of creatures from all across worlds only made Savage more entertained in the idea of hunting new things, either to sustain himself or for the fun of it. Something that the House of Beasts and Fauna clearly aren't comfortable hearing about.
  • Savage's aims for conquest has led him into making some alliances, such as Mammoth Mogul and James Moriarty, whom he saw as having great potential as partners and as someone whom can bolster his own resources in a business and criminal aspect respectively. With Mogul, Savage has gained access to several billions of money, a vast wealth of resources and technology, and even an honorary space as a contributing businessman, using his millennia-old knowledge and experience to offer business incomes and investments for Mogul and himself. With Moriarty, Savage has asserted enough influence to teach a large number of criminals in hand-to-hand combat training, anticipating their enemies, and skills to employ in criminal activities as well as putting in investment on weaponry. Savage's own crafted charm and cultural persona means he can communicate with Mogul and Moriarty pretty well and wants to build up his influence enough that he can overshadow the two of them into his own servitude. It could tale a long time, but Savage is content in playing the long game. The fact that Savage has ate mammoths isn't lost on Mogul, but given how solid and effective their working relationship has been, he's hesitant to give on on Savage's support.
    • He was a source of interest for the Homunculi, Father, who felt that Savage may prove to be instrumental in his latest scheme for the Pantheon. Being personally invited via Father's children, namely Lust, Gluttony, and Envy to meet with the patriarch, Savage found the general physiology of the Homunculi to be interesting and worth looking into for his future studies and research. With Father telling him of a new alliance compiled of many independent villains with the reward of having their goals fulfilled if they support Father to gain ultimate power, Savage accepted the offer, becoming one of Father's most reliable and trusted lieutenants outside of his Homunculi children. In return for their alliance, Savage was given a collection of Philosopher Stones to use for his agendas, something which caught the attention, and enmity, of the Elric Brothers, Roy Mustang, and their friends and allies, who assumed that whatever Savage has planned is certainly not going to bode well for his adversaries.
    • Through Father, he would soon come into contact with King Bradley. While both of them are rivals because of their differing stance on higher beings, with Savage believing himself to be Cain and Bradley being outright Atheistic about the existence of God, the two highly commend each other's leadership and their ability to inspire and lead an organization whilst maintaining a steely sense of confidence and professionalism, despite Savage's bloodthirsty nature and Bradley representing deep Wrath, also his name as a homunculus. They would compete with one another, if mainly because of Father's instructions towards Wrath to gague Savage's effectiveness as an ally, which is to say that it paid off. The two of them, despite their rivalry maintain a professional relationship with one another, though Bradley personally admits that Savage's aspirations can get a bit too grating for him to think about.
  • He is the leader of the Illuminati (in the DC Universe) at the very least, which meant that with the organization having a prominent presence in the Pantheon, Savage was able to put in more control and influence into it, turning much of the Illuminati into something akin to a fanatical cult that saw Savage as a god who have been relentlessly helping him in achieving his goals for Pantheonic conquest and some even deluding themselves into thinking that he will lead the Pantheon into a Golden Age and succeed where beings like Cosmos and Melkor have supposedly failed. This did not go unnoticed by Tony Stark, Reed Richards, Steven Strange, and Charles Xavier, who were leading members of the Illuminati in their universe and they have made an effort to monitor Savage's actions and plotting as much as they can, though he's managed to anticipate that moment as well. Seeing that they're another group of heroes not too dissimilar from the ones he fights, Savage anticipates a fight against them and is more than prepared for the possibility of going up against Iron Man, the Sorcerer Supreme, one of the world's (and the Pantheon's) brightest minds, and the founder of the X-Men.
  • In addition to the Illuminati, Savage has made attempts in establishing a working relationship in case he can't forge a direct alliance. He's seen success with doing this with SHOCKER and The Dark Army, providing them with a heavy list of intel and references to potential threats and resources that they can use for their own ends. This, and keeping things anonymous means that Savage doesn't have to further invite further enemies on his end. He's even done this with Dio Brando and Diavolo, knowing that the two aren't on good terms with one another; Savage has promised Dio with the opportunity to create Heaven so long as he can fulfil a bargain on Savage's end to deal with the Justice League, whereas he's open to acquire a Stand Arrow for Diavolo. While Savage generally likes the two of them, he's planning on using a Stand Arrow on himself as well as usurping Dio's goal of Heaven, seeing it as a great stepping stone to his own goals of domination. He's going to have to play the long game and see whether if Dio or Diavolo outlasts one another and has planned events out in the event that his cover his blown.
    • One good ally he's made in his days in the Pantheon happened to be Gill, who also happened to be a member of the Illuminati in his universe and has grand ambitions for the world, which has led to him clashing against many fighters, be it heroes or villains due to how his ideals and means clash heavily against theirs. That said, Gill sincerely believes that despite the many unethical actions he advocates, he genuinely believes he's fighting for a just cause, and while Savage supported it as a viable way to achieve conquest, he internally bemoans that it's anything but a good cause, though he's personally fine with the means. The two generally get along and work together, being seen as some of the Illuminati's most active and dangerous members, but while Savage claims that he fully supports Gill's goals, it's only but an additional ladder to achieving his own ends, something that he does best to conceal, lest his plans get compromised badly.
  • To satiate his bloodlust and craving for murder and butchering, he's found some companionship with Ramsay Bolton and Esdeath, both of whom were infamous for their own sadistic and homicidal tendencies, with Ramsay taking his time to hunt, rape, mutilate, and flaw his victims for amusement whereas Esdeath, partly motivated by her belief of Social Darwinism, craves to personally involve herself in the battlefield and shed as much blood as she could. Savage would sometimes mentor Ramsay in hunting and flaying so as to further the Bolton Bastard's appreciation for him and even participate in some hunting seasons, while he would offer advice and reports of new enemies and circumstances to Esdeath as a way to motivate her bloodlust as well as fighting alongside her to fulfil his own killing intent. That said, Savage does have his gripes; Ramsay can be impulsive, and Savage seeks to cull that down, though not without anticipating a point where Ramsay might betray and backstab him, and thinking that Esdeath's servitude to Prime Minister Honest's Empire is detrimental to her despite Honest's own bloodhungry nature, believing that she should serve a more active and effective leader.
  • While he is an egomaniacal warlord whose restlessness and brutality has proven unshakable by those who oppose and fears him, Savage himself is not too fond of those who overtly indulge in their own greatness. Sure he's got grand aspirations and thoughts for himself, but given the scope of what he wants to accomplish, he's had to temper his expectations and impulsiveness and play the long game several times, hence his sophisticated and cultured persona and being meticulous about his plans and secrecy. He found Light Yagami to be a very talented individual, capable of solving complex puzzles and cases and being really persuasive in convincing others of following his example, not to mention he figured out his identity of Kira much earlier than others. However, Light's ego and god-complex was a major disqualifier for a major ally, not to mention Light sees Savage as a madman who needs to be stopped. Vandal couldn't care much for Light; sure the Death Note can kill him, Savage's immortality ensures that he can come back in some shape or another to continue his work in the Pantheon and Light's emotional immaturity means that having him as an ally would be a major screw-up. Also, Light doesn't know Savage's actual name, so killing him is even more of a moot point.
    • Zamasu sees Savage as a prime example of "Humanity's evil and sinfulness" and the Fallen Kai cites him as a major reason for why mortalkind must be annihilated, considering what giving them immortality can do. Savage, on the other hand, not only finds Zamasu laughable in how petty and childish he is in his view of justice as well as the blatant hypocrisy that comes with him condemning mortals when he would kill Gods and his fellow Kai and then declare himself to be the only thing worth living, let alone worshipping. But because Savage is more invested in wanting to push Humanity to their greatest potential, albeit in his own twisted perspective, he only finds Zamasu to be more pathetic and antsy than someone of concern, especially considering that he's condemned by nearly everyone in the Pantheon and hence, he's not worth his time. Of course, the feeling is not mutual for Zamasu, who thinks Savage is among those that needs to especially die among a list of beings he already hates and makes no pretense of pointing how Savage's vileness, which ends up being counterproductive as he himself seems to rather relish in said infamy.
  • Given his exposure to a meteorite which gave him powers, it's always an intrigue for Savage when he discovers others who also got their powers in the same way. Gorilla Grodd is one, and despite his misanthropic view towards Humanity, Savage is a rare exception, provided the two can relate to each other's ambition and bloodlust. Not only do the two surprisingly get along at times, but Grodd is even a member of Savage's own secret cabal, The Light where he himself serves as a figurehead member with great authority and influence. On the other hand, a quintet of teenagers who gained their abilities from the comet Charlotte were very intimidated by the reputation and ferocity that Savage exuded. He found interest in Yuu Otosaka due to his ability to effectively be a parasite regarding taking one's power for himself, yet is wary about the prospect of his own immortality being taken from him, willingly or not, whereas Yuu and his friends try to stay clear from Savage as much as they could, given that even together, they might not be able to defeat him.
    • He also found competition against Gilgamesh, the King of Heroes, and Apocalypse, the supposed first mutant, due to them sharing a similar viewpoint with Savage in that they feel as if they're fit to lead and guide Humanity in a certain direction. Savage was intrigued by the contemptuous perspective Gilgamesh had, seeing anyone not up to his expectations as "mongrels" (which is to say, almost everyone) and commends his abilities and influence, though Savage later found that he can't stand Gilgamesh's sheer arrogance and narcissism, especially when he freely admits that he can't see himself allying for anyone's cause, much less Savage's despite their similarities. Apocalypse is just as blasphemous as not unlike Savage claiming to be Cain, Apocalypse heralds himself as different deities to further his legacy, in addition to how both gained powers and immortality through extraterrestrial circumstances. Their rivalry is a more amicable one as they respected each other's commitment and strengths, though as Apocalypse stated, he prioritizes seeing the strong dominate the weak, which contrasts with Savage wanting to assert ultimate power to the Pantheon for himself.
  • His reputation of having influenced history from behind the shadows and being a dire threat to whoever knows or has met him has seen some similarities towards the Demon King Odio, though Savage personally doesn't see himself getting along with him. While both acknowledge their similarities, it's to be noted that Odio started off as an idealistic hero named Oersted, albeit with heavy flaws, whereas Savage was born a maniac. Their turn to a greater villainous threat also contrasted greatly as Oersted decided to embrace the role after being alienated one too many times and Savage began his supervillain career after gaining his powers from a meteorite. Finally, Odio is not hesitant in destroying mankind and the fabric of time and space, something that irked Savage as that meant going against his goals, leading to him deciding on Odio as a threat to his desires and planning to rid him one day so as to prevent a potential roadblock in the future. That, and Savage personally believes that while Odio might be potentially older, he's not as successful as Savage has been, given that he's still persisting as an arch-foe, compared to Odio being defeated, though Savage does admit that Odio is not someone he could take lightly, given the amount of destructive potential he carries with him.
  • His lofty aspirations meant that he was going to encounter various other villains with similar goals and reputation, something that Savage had anticipated ever since ascending into the Pantheon. Some of them he respects, and some he either is not a fan of, or he feels that working with them would be a detriment. For one, he respects Lord Recluse for his leadership and maintaining his organization through brutal pragmatism and keeping his followers motivated and loyal, and the leader of Arachnos, in return, respects Savage's tenacity and reputation, but his own alliance with Darkseid, whom Savage had a former deal with, muddies the potential of a partnership. He also reciprocates this feeling towards Master Xehanort, calling him an intellectual equal and a worthy rival, though Xehanort's inactivity has made him inaccessible as of now. That said, he's not a big fan of Emperor Palpatine as while he's familiar enough with prideful overlords and conquerors, he feels as if Darth Sidious's overly indulgent nature over The Dark Side and having a grip on the galaxy makes negotiating with him difficult, not to mention he personally dislikes anyone who can rival his claims in any way, be it in combat, influence, or politics. Savage is, however, adamant to show Palpatine who is superior between the two in the future.
  • One of his secondary goals is that, to ensure his bloodline's legacy, he must produce an heir that he can name his successor. To that end, he's sired many children, be it ethically or unethically, and he couldn't really care about either of them, save for a daughter named Scandal. And even then, Vandal has treated her terribly, partly because of defiance on Scandal's part and partly because Savage wants to further toughen her up, including killing off lovers and friends if need be. His persistence still remains, though he was aware that it was going to make him hated by the House of Family and Relatives, sans The Child Abuse Supporters. Shoto Todoroki is arguably the one figure there who hates him the most, given that his circumstances with Scandal are similar, with Todoroki being groomed and harshly trained by an abusive father to become a great hero, though Savage also unnerves Todoroki, given his brutal nature, as well as showing some amusement at the young hero for trying to appease to a father who made his life miserable. Still, Shoto would affirm that Enji is trying to be a legitimate hero after learning from his mistakes, which the same cannot be said for Savage, who still remains unrepentant for his crimes and actions. He's even made enemies with Goro Akechi, as he recalls having to oppose his corrupt politician of a father, who saw him as a tool who was to be discarded upon meeting his requirements and he quickly deduced that Savage was a man who would do anything, be it abuse his children and/or kill them if it means his goals can be advanced, and hence saw him as someone who is just as bad as his own father if he did manage to take over the world.
    • Speaking of Shoto, a greater interest for Savage came in the form of Izuku Midoriya, a fellow student from the U.A. Academy where he was trained and taught on how to be a hero. The fact that he was a personal student to, and was the successor of the famed hero, All Might, made Savage conduct his own notes on the power known as One For All, which allowed a user to possess incredible superhuman physiology as well as an assortment of other abilities, not unlike Superman. This intrigue has led Savage to personally desire One For All, thinking that this, coupled with his own peak physiology and immortality, would make him even more powerful and further his claim as the one to lead Humanity. Of course, Midoriya and All Might became worried about Savage's desires and his persistence on attacking and claiming their powers for himself, resulting in them becoming bitter enemies. Adding to his proxies being continuous, Savage won't stop with claiming One For All, regardless if he has to kill Midoriya and All Might's loved ones to do so.
  • Of course, he's had his series of odysseys in space as well as travelling through time. Predictably, it ended up with him making even more enemies, though as far as Savage is concerned, if he's managed to learn and gain something out from it, then his experiences have been worth it. He's been opposed by the Pantheonic Time Police, especially Future Trunks, for his many attacks in several different points in time that have resulted in severe changes, something that even caught The Doctor's attention. Savage is aware that he himself is not as strong as Trunks and The Doctor, lest he channels into the Mark of Cain, but his experience in dealing with time shenanigans as well as his success rate in accomplishing his tasks have frustrated the Time Police and their allies on a constant note. He does, however, have one black mark on his villainous career, which was when during an encounter with James T. Kirk outside the Pantheon, when during a meeting, Kirk expressed just how disappointing Savage was; while Kirk's universe saw Humanity becoming more advanced and outgrew the need for conquest whereas Savage, despite his need to "lead" his species, is still, to his core, a savage caveman who hasn't led any proper progress. It did offend Savage, yet it didn't stop his pursuits for his desires. He'll kill Kirk as painfully as he can, but he wants to prove him wrong first and cites that he actually made him more determined in his goals.
"I am not a caveman. I am a visionary. A veteran and orchestrator of every significant war mankind has ever had. And I will continue to shape the world for the war of tomorrow. My tomorrow."

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Lesser Gods

    Malty S. Melromarc 
Malty S. Melromarc, Unholy Prophet of False Rape Accusations and Compulsive Liars (Myne Sophia, First Princess of Melromarc Kingdom, Bitch Goddess (literally), all offensive names as allowed by royal decree, Witch, Whore, Mary, Fragment of Medea Pireth Machina)
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  • Rank: Lesser God (Fragment of an Overdiety in one timeline)
  • Symbol: The Slave Crest placed on her when she was on trial.
  • Alignment: Chaotic Evil
  • Portfolio:
  • Domains: Betrayal, Magic, Royalty, Corruption, Dishonesty
  • Heralds: Every other Fragment of Medea, the Corrupt Church of the Three Heroes, Tact
  • High Priests: Lila Rossi (Compulsive Liar)
  • Allies: Raynare, Bob Ewell, Crimson Court, Junko Enoshima, Belial, Tomie Kawakami, Penelope Mouse, Mannfred von Carstein
  • Enemies: Naofumi and his Party, Issei Hyoudo, Hilda, Salamandinay, Tusk, Shiroe, Akatsuki, Night Raid (especially Tatsumi and Lubbock), Emperor Calus, Atticus Finch, Princess Pretty Cures, Carcano M91/38, The Phantom Thieves of Hearts (Especially Ren Amamiya)
  • Rivals: Dahlia Hawthorne
  • Conflicting Opinions: Prime Minister Honest
  • Evil Counterpart to: Ange
  • Opposed by: Embryo, Kokichi Oma, Prince Hans
  • Malty Melromarc is the corrupt and vile princess of Melromarc. Having posed as an adventurer named Myne, she gets close to Naofumi and pretends to be a loyal party member, only to stab him in the back by robbing him of his equipment and framing him for attempting to rape her, turning Naofumi into a cynical man unwilling to trust women. From there, Malty goes out of her to antagonize Naofumi sadistically and abuse her authority to ruin other people's lives, all the while conspiring to take the throne of Melromarc through any means necessary. After her mother returns to Melromarc and exposes her for the despicable liar she truly is, Malty is spared from execution, at the cost of losing her royal title and having her name legally changed to "Bitch", the vile former princess still schemes to kill off her family and Naofumi, which results in an attempted coup that results in her being send off as the 10,000 plaything to the King of Faubley. After being saved by Tact, she then uses him in an attempt to conquer the world and kill her enemies, only for Melromarc to easily defeat Takt's forces and force him to watch his comrades be killed one by one. Naofumi approaches her with an offer that he'll let her go if she renounces Takt, only as a means of breaking him further, which Malty foolishly accepts without hesitation. Instead of being released after betraying Takt, she is burned at the stake as a witch before her soul is fed to Soul Eaters, ensuring she can never harm anyone again.
    • Despite this, the Pantheon got a rather nasty surprise when Naofumi's party and some of their allies were investigating the House of Crime for reports of a mysterious distortion. A nasty and haughty laugh was heard, and to the horror of Naofumi's party, Malty had made her entrance into Pantheon despite her soul having been devoured in the mortal world. Malty doesn't know how it happened nor does she care, since she now has another chance to take power in a new world. After barely escaping everyone's attempts to capture her, Malty decided to lay low and find a new opportunity to turn the situation around.
    • Nobody is sure how Malty is alive, though some have suspected that Malty's original incarnation in another time, Medea, had used the last the of her power to ensure an alternate Malty would survive and end up in the Pantheon. No matter the case, the Pantheon is now high alert, since Naofumi knows from experience just how dangerous she is to everyone around her.
  • While she falsely accused other people before, her ascension came from her long streak of treachery with the Heroes of Melromarc, particularly with the Shield Hero. Naofumi never took it lightly, especially since she only got close just to rob him and frame him for attempted rape, making him a pariah. Malty in turn wants to get revenge on Naofumi for humiliating her by having her name legally changed to "Bitch" and getting her stripped of her royal title, even though she brought all of that on herself.
    • Speaking of which, being called "Bitch" (In the presence of children, however, she's called "Witch") is her biggest Berserk Button. She hates Naofumi for changing her name like that, but nobody in the Pantheon cares for her thoughts on the matter, since she brought that humiliating name change on herself and it reflects her personality perfectly. Even other villains who are willing to work with her secretly snicker about it behind her back and call her "Bitch" when they're sure she's not in the same area as them.
  • A lot of goddesses and their female followers took serious offense to her actions. Those in the House of Royalty were the most offended over how she abused her power as First Princess so malevolently in a matriarchal system and even conspired to kill her own mother. None of them showed any sympathy when she was humiliatingly stripped of her title, literally renamed Bitch (and other similar names as allowed by the Melromarc royal decree), and became the subject of the same crimes she falsely accused people of as the 10,000th wife of a sadistic king.
    • That mostly applies to those on the Good Alignment. Even though in the Evil Alignment are wary of her due to her nature of biting whatever hand feeds her. Only a few chosen deities are able to sneak her into this House.
  • Among all Royalty deities, Ange was pissed off the most, covering Tusk's ears over what she says. Hilda was second behind Ange's sentiments since even her initial behavior towards the Breakout Princess did not compare to what Malty did; Hell, she would prefer Ange's former princess self over her. Salamandinay joined in on their farewell of good riddance when her Humiliation Conga came in.
  • Issei also took her crimes personally, for it reminded him of his relationship with Raynare. Her friendship with the Fallen Angel never made anything better. Issei even worries that he might have ended up in the same position as Motoyasu if he let his desire for a harem blind him to common sense.
  • Shiroe would not have a positive opinion of her crimes against the heroes and especially Naofumi. He would, however, enjoy the karma inflicted onto her in the mortal realm. While Akatsuki has a habit of kneeing those who attempt to say anything perverted, she would view Malty's false charges as quite despicable.
  • Malty is on amicable terms with Prime Minister Honest. The Crapsack World of the Empire he runs would be a perfect place for her to thrive if he was not running it from the shadows. Her experience with another Fat Bastard is believed to be the source of her doubts.
    • Speaking of the Prime Minister, Night Raid also marked her for death.
      • Among all members, Tatsumi seeks to put her down for actions are worse take on what Leone did to him on their first meeting.
      • Lubbock is next in line for how she toyed with the Spear Hero. Not that hasn't had experience with fighting women, but his role as an assassin and real love for his Boss makes cautious over other girls.
      • Among the female members, Najenda and Akame find her actions unacceptable in any government system. Mine and Chelsea are both ticked off by her antics.
  • The Phantom Thieves of Hearts have marked her as another target for how she abused her power as a princess, used lies and petty cruelty to get her way, and even framed Naofumi for attempted rape. Ren Amamiya had been wrongly accused once, so Malty's crimes are the most personal for him. Though they're left to wonder just how distorted her desires are when they learned of how she continued to lie and play the victim, even when she basically had a magical Lie Detector placed on her. Ryuji and Morgana even lampshade how stupid she was to think she could actually lie her way out of that kind of situation.
  • Emperor Calus had people like her thrown to the baying mobs as penance for their crimes against the people. If he and Matly's mother ever met, he would have agreed on the same kind of punishment, except having her Cruel and Unusual Death go a little faster.
  • The only section in the House of Royalty that accepts her is the Crimson Court. Appearances aside, she fits well within their group and gives a few laughs over the crimes she committed.
  • Junko Enoshima gets along with her well and relishes in the despair she inflicts. That won't stop them however from attempting to backstab the other if it means getting what they want (Junko when it comes to despair, Malty when it comes to a better opportunity).
  • Malty has come across other liars, each with a different view of her:
    • Belial admires Malty for her dishonest, treacherous, and two-faced nature, actually recruiting her as an ally to his cause.
    • Ceno outright shows disgust towards Malty. She may not be honest herself, but even she would never stoop to the corrupt princess's level.
    • Kokichi Oma admires Malty for her lies... or so he claims. He's really just looking for an opportunity to play a humiliating prank on her and prove he's a better liar.
  • Malty finds a kindred spirit in Tomie Kawakami, who like her, is a beautiful and seductive, but sadistic and vile lady who ruins other people's lives for no good reason. Naturally they got along very well, and Malty actually hopes to use Tomie's charm to get back at her enemies.
  • Malty has met other backstabbers who betrayed people who counted on them for their own gain:
    • Malty is quite similar to Penelope, since they both acted like a nice girlfriend to Naofumi and Bentley respectively before eventually betraying them for their own selfish gain without regret. They have agreed to form an alliance against their former 'boyfriends', feeling that they wronged them, while also waiting for a prime opportunity to backstab the other.
    • Malty has a lot in common with Hans, since they both tried to seize power through unethical means. However, while Hans was driven by desperation and is smart enough to try and earn people's sympathy, Malty is just a Spoiled Brat in a grown woman's body and a Smug Snake. Even Hans can't stand someone like her.
    • Malty became quick allies with Mannfred von Carstein, a backstabber who proves to be worse than their father and played everyone like a fiddle. These schemers are now plotting to seize power for themselves and eliminate all of their adversaries. Malty has also shown a great interest in Mannfred's necromancy, most likely due to inheriting some of Medea's interests when she came into the Pantheon.
    • Malty and Dahlia are the most alike, to the point they can't effectively cooperate together and get along at all even if they wanted to. Both of them are just too self-serving and treacherous for their own good.
  • One alternate timeline revealed that Malty was a part of the equally sadistic and vile goddess Medea, who reality-warped her into existence to cause as much ruin as humanely possible. When Malty and all of her human pawns were either cast aside or destroyed, she decided to take part directly, even going so far as to raise all of Naofumi's deceased allies (including Malty's human mother Queen Mirella) as undead slaves, only to be destroyed by own power and erased from existence by Naofumi. While the Malty here seems to come from a timeline without any of her divine origins, Malty is interested in Medea and hopes to claim the same power for herself so she'll be free to do whatever she wants without consequence. Nobody, not even Embryo of all people, is willing to someone as vile and irresponsible as her claim such power.
    • When she learned that an alternate Malty was part of an equally sadistic Goddess, Ange was sure that she would be in cahoots with a certain Tuner. It came to a shock to her and all other female deities that even Embryo opposed her, his official reason being how her use of Waves destroyed multiple worlds into nothingness all for the hell of it, rather than creating new worlds to start over. Ange is still highly skeptical of this and such an alliance has left a taste she will spend gallons of mouthwash cleaning out.

    Scott Shelby 
Scott Shelby, God of Detectives who Turn Out to Be the Culprit (Scott Sheppard, Scottie, The Origami Killer)
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  • Lesser God
  • Symbol: His raincoat. Alternatively, the origami figures.
  • Theme Song: Scott Shelby Theme
  • Alignment: May seem Neutral Good at first, but he is actually Lawful Evil.
  • Portfolio: Acrofatic, Badass Longcoat, Dirty Cop, Hardboiled Detective, Actually Nice, Private Detective, Big Bad, Killer Cop, Serial Killer, Would Hurt a Child, Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds
  • Domains: Investigation, Cover Up, Murder, Family, Trials, Children
  • Followers: Ryuzaki, Mark Hoffman, Danny Mallon/Sleepman
  • Allies: Tohru Adachi, Jack the Ripper, Goro Akechi, The Jigsaw Killer
  • Enemies: The Child Abuse Supporters, The Investigation Team, The House of Family, Manny Pardo
  • Respects: Bryan Mills, Asura, Gabriel Belmont
  • Opposed by: Most investigators in the Pantheon as well as the House of Justice
  • Scott Shelby was a private investigator who was hired by the families who were victim of the notorious Origami Killer, a Serial Killer who would kidnap children and drown them till they were found, leaving Origami figures before as clues. Truth is, Scott was never hired by said families and never was after the Origami Killer, but he was actually the Origami Killer all along, looking to get rid of all evidence that would link him to the crimes.
  • While he is a child murderer, there is a group of people that actually sympathize with him. As it turns out, when he was a child he witnessed the death of his twin brother and how his abusive drunk father never bothered to save him. That would be the motivating factor in turning Scott into the Serial Killer he ended up becoming, looking for a father who would do everything to save his son.
    • That said, while many feel sorry for the loss of his twin brother John, not many defend the countless lives he took just to find someone who would fit his very particular description of a good father. It's implied many of his victims' parents either perished trying to rescue their children or never understood the meaning of the Origami figures-
  • How Scott's story concluded is up to debate, but the most common assumption is that he finally managed to find the father that would sacrifice everything for his son in the form of Ethan Mars. He would have gotten away if it weren't for the intervention of journalist Madison Paige and FBI agent Norman Jayden, the latter stepping in and engaging him, resulting in his death.
  • Hates the deities that form the so called Child Abuse Supporters, as you can very well know that those kind of people are what lead him to become the Origami Killer. Some were quick to call him an Hypocrite for trying to pretend he was morally better than those even if he ultimately broke a lot of families because of his desire to see a father that would fit his insane criteria.
  • Among deities who belong to the Police forces, Scott is seen as a disgrace by virtue of being a Serial Killer but making it worse by pretending to be a private investigator. Some are more lenient because Scott has shown that he can be actually nice to the people that are supposedly his victims (To the point that he would look like he is just sabotaging himself).
    • He is also an ex-marine, explaining why he is so proficient in the art of CQC combat and why he is such a good shot. That said, ex-marines like Frank Castle or Leroy Gibbs think he is the worst of the worst and they don't want to be associated with him.
  • On the other side, he seems to be on good terms with detectives Tohru Adachi and Goro Akechi, more so with the latter since he also had a rocky relationship with his father (Not helping Akechi's status as an illegitimate child or how his father was a Corrupt Politician) and that ended up both shaping them in becoming killers. Shelby getting along with Akechi actually made Adachi quite upset at the fact that Scott doesn't have the same kind of mindset as he did and that initially caused some form of vitriol between the two, mostly since Scott's motivation are hardly motivated by childish reasons like Adachi as supposed to his more revenge-driven reasons for becoming the Origami Killer. Though Adachi's decision to make amends in his own way led him to admit that Scott and Akechi had even worse upbringings than him. Both of them at least respecting how Scott was motivated to find something they never had themselves.
  • Being a Killer Cop, Manny Pardo has tried to capture and murder Scott so he would gain good PR in the eyes of the pantheon denizens, even if that would be no different for what he usually does. Not to mention there are some people who thins that Scott, an actual child murderer, is not as depraved as he is, a statement that seriously damaged his ego.
  • Scott and Jigsaw get along a lot, both having similar MO by kidnapping their victims and making them go through a series of traps although circumstances are different for each of the killers' victims. Scott also seems to respect Jack the Ripper in some way, particularly the version where he is revealed to be commissioner James Gordon.
  • Any father that is very protective of their children has earned the respect of Scott. People like Bryan Mills, Asura and Gabriel Belmont are among the ones he holds in high regard, but they are ashamed of what Scott is and every last of them have sworn to punish Scott for his actions, not to mention what would happen if he would target their children.
  • He suffers from asthma, but he is actually quite competent as a fighter believe or not. He occasionally gets himself treated in the House of Health and Diseases even if his reputation is at all time low.
  • The Pantheon is well aware of what he does, so his crime sprees as the Origami Killer have not continued in the pantheon, most probably because he was satisfied with Ethan Mars and his death put the final nail in the Origami Killer. The one punishment he received from the pantheon authorities is him being unable to see his brother John, which actually broke Scott to the point of secluding himself in his temple for a while. Nowadays he tries to stick to being an actual private eye, but had little success since people aren't willing to forget who he is.
  • Can also be found in the House of Justice.

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Demigods

    Beat (Jet Set Radio
Beat, God of Unlawful Tags
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  • Demigod
  • Symbol: Beat's Logo
  • Theme Music: Humming the Bassline
  • Alignment: Chaotic Neutral
  • Portfolio: Graffiti of the Resistance, Goggles Do Nothing, Cool Shades, The Runaway, Japanese Delinquents, Started his own Gang After Being Rejected by Every Other One, "Netrium"-powered rocket-propelled magnetic skates, Art Attacker
  • Domains: Art, Crime, Skates, Youth
  • Heralds: The GG's, DJ Professor K
  • Allies:
  • Enemies: Metal Sonic, Inspector Javert, Carmelita Fox, Mr. Burns, Nobuyuki Sugou, Symmetra, Phineas T. Ratchet, Manny Pardo, C.R.A.S.H., Bowser Jr.
  • Welcome to Tokyo-to, a city where street gangs battle each other for turf via rollerblades and spraying graffiti at designated locations all while evading the authorities. The GG’s, lead by Beat and formed by him after unsuccessfully trying to join other gangs, is one such gang who takes part in such activities, which are under attack by megacorporation Rokkaku, whose leader seeks to control the world via supposedly demonic means. With Tokyo-to in danger, Beat and his gang traverse the city to make a name for themselves and stop Rokkaku from taking over the world. Beat himself is a laid-back rudie (a term given to those who skate and tag graffiti) who enjoys this activity regardless of the dangers of him being targeted by law enforcement.
  • It was yet another peaceful day in the Pantheon and what followed didn’t do anything to severely upend how things operated in that world, but it still annoyed those who wanted things to be enforced with extreme prejudice just enough that something had to be done about it. It started in some large cities in the Pantheon where various denizens were walking amid weirdly designed graffiti at different places. While some weren’t too bothered by it (at worst they were just slightly annoyed), others wanted whoever was responsible caught after more graffiti sharing similar traits to the earlier examples showed up in different parts of the city. When nighttime came, some officers were patrolling the city looking for the perpetrator, only to discover a youth with rollerblades and a graffiti can tagging a building. What followed was a chase where the rudie was able to evade them through his movement and a few tricks to throw those officers off their feet. Beat was able to get away from those officers, though it wouldn’t be the only time he’d get into conflict with them as he took notice of how vast the cities in the Pantheon are and figured that it’d be a fun place to explore.
  • Delinquents and gangs are something that Beat is well accustomed to as he created the GG’s after being rejected by all the other gangs from Tokyo-to. There were many in the Pantheon who were part of gangs or just delinquents on their own and while some such as The Curtis Gang were benign enough that Beat left them to their own devices (though he noticed that they looked and acted far more normal than other delinquents that he was used to), there were other delinquent gangs in the Pantheon that had a more abrasive attitude that the GG’s have gotten into duels against them over who gets what territory. As for individual delinquents, there was plenty for Beat to come across, with Ryuji Sakamoto being someone who Beat liked. Not only was he seen as a delinquent, but Ryuji found a close group of friends through the Phantom Thieves of Heart (not unlike how Beat was shunned in the past and eventually found a loyal team, though Beat was the founder of the GG’s while Ryuji joined the Phantom Thieves of Heart shortly after its formation) and fighting against corrupted people and saw it as a means to fix what went wrong in his life.
  • Tagging areas with graffiti is a common occurrence with Beat and the GG’s, with the gang encountering various others who utilize graffiti to varying extents. The Inklings and Octolings were two races of creatures that partake in competitions involving covering the arena with ink of certain colors, among other related events that use ink-based weapons that Beat took an interest in. Besides the more potent ways that ink can be spread to mark someone’s territory, Beat found the fashion sense of both Inklings and Octolings to be distinct and the music that both groups listen to from the Squid Sisters and Off The Hook were something that Beat sampled from time to time. Two graffiti users with superpowers of their own that the GG’s hang out with were Miles Morales and Delsin Rowe, with Miles being a very mobile webslinger who can move from building to building and Delsin using a set of unorthodox powers to fight back against a corrupt organization and Beat looking up to them (though given that Delsin could become volatile at times, Beat would prefer him to dial back some of his more violent tendencies since it could corrupt Delsin into something worse). There were a few graffiti users that Beat took issue with, namely Bowser Jr. who impersonated Mario and framed him for covering an entire island with paint and graffiti. While Bowser Jr. hasn’t relied on his paintbrush as often since that incident, it still brought to mind the Zero Beat robots that were used to copy Beat that he and the GG’s had to defeat.
  • Lucio was someone who Beat and the GG’s took a strong liking towards for various reasons. Lucio grew to become not just a successful musician, but the face of a freedom fighter movement after driving out the corrupt Vishkar Corporation and firmly believes in the freedom of his people and that music can inspire positive change in others. The GG’s and Lucio have struck a partnership with each other as the gang not only added his songs to their playlist, but Lucio has shown the GG’s how to make better use of their skating mobility while fighting for freedom. This resulted in Beat and the GG’s targeting Lucio’s enemy Symmetra who is working for Vishkar Corporation. Despite her supposed moral conscience compared to other members of Vishkar, Beat believes that she’s no better than the other members of that corrupt company and she is just annoyed at the fact that someone similar to Lucio was around.
  • It didn’t take long for Beat to learn that there were plenty of corporations and leaders of said companies similar to Rokkaku in terms of wanting to destructively expand their influence and he wasted no time in being a nuisance to them. Mr. Burns and his nuclear power plant ended up being easy targets for Beat and the GG’s due to the layout of such a place that allowed them to spray graffiti and perform cool tricks on the architecture while making a mockery out of Mr. Burns, who was annoyed about those brats messing up his work. There were corporate executives who were willing to ruin, if not outright murder, the lives of others just to gain more power for themselves as was the case fo Nobuyuki Sugou. Given how he forcibly kidnapped others to trap them in a VR game as part of mind control experiments and wanted to marry one of his victims, Beat has nothing but pure contempt towards him over Sugou’s disregard for others. Sugou is simply willing to retaliate against Beat’s vandalism by trying to make him a victim for one of Sugou’s later schemes to try to get rid of Kirito and his allies.
  • The GG’s and their dog use rollerblades that are powered by Netrium batteries, allowing them to move quickly and even jump high if necessary. Besides the Pantheon having places with architecture that would allow for extreme stunts and even parkour for Beat and his gang to go through and tag (and seeing people like Faith Connors run and jump across buildings with ease has made him confident that someone with rollerblades can pull off feats similar to what they can do), there were plenty of unique rollerblades for Beat to take a gander at. Some unusual rollerblades came from Extreme Gear, which can be used for racing and given that they can go potentially faster than the rollerblades the GG’s normally use, Beat is curious about if they can be modified with Netrium batteries so that the skates can be more versatile. While the GG’s have done races before, the Babylon Rogues, who have used all kinds of Extreme Gear before, but prefer the ones they normally race with, believe that the GG’s can’t take them on in Extreme Gear racing even if the Extreme Gear were modified. That hasn’t stopped the GG’s from honing their skating skills, both with what they normally use and on Extreme Gear, to get them prepared for a race against the Babylon Rogues.
  • Law enforcement has been an issue Beat and the GG’s have been trying to skate across thanks to Officer Onishima and Hayashi (the latter cop being far more violent and psychotic than the former cop) having tried to pursue rudies like the GG’s and Rokkaku having a strong influence on Tokyo-to’s police force. Since various aspects of different worlds get amplified in the Pantheon, this meant that law enforcement has gotten bigger as well and it meant that Beat was going to have to avoid officers far more corrupt than Onishima or even Hayashi. Corrupt officers such as Manny Pardo and the C.R.A.S.H. duo who are willing to abuse their power going after criminals while trying to cover their own actions are officers who Beat truly despises and the GG’s have made no secret just how terrible those people are. Other law enforcers such as Inspector Javert and Carmelita Fox, who staunchly uphold the law regardless of how minor or justified the crime is despite not being nearly as corrupt in comparison, have also gone after the GG’s for vandalism, though Beat and his gang have been able to avoid getting caught. The Pantheon has its own group of law enforcers who have a nice disposition and are willing to punish those for truly heinous crimes such as murder, but Beat and the GG’s prefer that those kinds of officers just leave them alone regardless.
  • Music has been noted to be something Beat and the GG’s are fond of thanks to tuning in to a radio station hosted by DJ Professor K, who commentates on what’s going on in Tokyo-to and has acknowledged the GG’s on numerous occasions. The music library of the Pantheon is vast and not only did it include new kinds of music for Beat to listen to, but different ways music can be used. While The Devil’s Contract record that Beat and the GG’s learned about had no real powers of its own, weaponizing music in the Pantheon was a real possibility for better and for worse. The playlist for Beat and the GG’s has grown substantially during their time in the Pantheon and have made visits to various dance areas in their spare time (and they’ve sometimes joined in on Amigo’s dance parties for some Mexican-techno funk inspired tunes), but seeing music used to harm those that don’t deserve it didn’t sit well with them and the GG’s have found themselves tagging the territory of those who want to harm others with music and fighting against them to show that music shouldn’t be used to oppress others.
  • Whenever he and his gang aren’t busy going around various cities in the Pantheon and tagging them with his graffiti, Beat can be seen hanging out with Sonic the Hedgehog as the two enjoy their freedom and care little for any trivialities that head their way. Sonic has even invited Beat over to participate in recreational activities alongside other SEGA characters that included tennis and racing (Beat himself didn’t mind the fact that he had to use a car for these races instead of skating on foot). He even had the time to get involved with Aiai’s complex obstacle courses inside a ball, though Beat seems curious about going through such strangely designed courses via skating on them instead of encasing himself inside a ball. On the subject of hanging out with other SEGA characters, Shadow the Hedgehog using hover skates while on foot got Beat’s attention partially since Shadow is able to move at speeds comparable to Sonic while running.
  • Beat has sometimes gotten into battle against robots in Tokyo-to, with a group of robotic replicas of himself known as Zero Beat being one notable example of such. While the Zero Beat robots were just less imaginative copycats of Beat in the long run, the Pantheon contained robotic duplicates of others that were much more deadly than any number of Zero Beats. Beat being pals with Sonic would let him learn about Metal Sonic, a creation by Sonic’s arch-enemy Dr. Eggman who was prone to pulling off world conquest schemes without the use of Eggman. Whenever Beat and Sonic fight against Metal Sonic, Beat serves as a distraction with his rollerblading skills and graffiti tagging while Sonic delivers the hard hits against his robot counterpart. On a related note as while not a duplicate of anyone, Phineas T. Ratchet being a corrupt robot executive who desires other robots to be sleekly designed and upgraded meant that the potential for more dangerous robot counterparts of anyone (whether it’s Beat, his friends, or anyone else) or just robots that would antagonize others under the orders of corrupt higher powers, was more likely and Beat wasn’t going to let someone like Ratchet pull it off.

    Joe Goldberg 
Joseph "Joe" Goldberg, the Unholy Kindnapper (Bunny, Joey, Old Sport, Paul Brown, Spencer Hewitt, Will Bettelheim)
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  • Demigod
  • Symbol: The sign of Mooney's Bookstore
  • Theme Song: Michelle Branch's cover of Creep
  • Alignment: Neutral Evil
  • Portfolio: Abusive Parents, Bookworm, Deconstructed Dogged Nice Guy, Entitled to Have You, The Kindnapper, Misogyny, Oedipus Complex, Psychopathic Manchild, The Sociopath, Stalker with a Crush, Thinks Like a Romance Novel, Villain Protagonist
  • Domains: Bookstores, Kidnapping, Obsession, Misogyny, Murder
  • High Priest: Taro Namatame
  • Allies: Annie Wilkes, Alex Forrest, Bluebeard, Gregory Anton, Hal Stewart
  • Enemies: Dexter Morgan, Marv, Abusive Parents of the Trope Pantheons
  • Disapproves of: Patrick Bateman, Libby Chessler
  • Joe Goldberg is the loner manager of the bookstore Mooney's. Upon meeting Guinevere Beck, he begins stalking her to learn everything about Beck so that he can make her fall in love with him. This soon devolves into an extreme, delusional obsession that spirals out of control as Joe tries to control every aspect of her life and his past catches up with him. Joe shows himself to be a serial killer as he murders multiple people due to his romantic obsessions and it's revealed that he had tried to kill his ex-girlfriend Candace who's alive and seeking revenge, which leads him to move to Los Angeles to escape his past. There, he takes on a false identity as "Will Bettelheim" and begins working at a high-end grocery store. However, he meets chef Love Quinn and begins falling back into his stalking and killing.
  • Joe was taken in by Mr. Mooney, who would lock him in a glass box underneath his bookstore to "help" straighten him out. These repeated, twisted punishments instilled into Joe the belief of abducting and keeping someone captive for "good" reasons. Joe kidnapped multiple people, reasoning it to be to protect himself and his romantic interests, such as Benji, his romantic rival for Beck, and the real Will Bettelheim, whose identity he took on to escape from his past in Los Angeles. He locked his girlfriend Beck in the glass box, telling her that it's an opportunity for her growth and to focus on her writing despite her pleas to free her. Joe's twisted philosophy of benevolent captivity and infamous glass box earned him the title of the Unholy Kindnapper in the Pantheon, where he was transported to from Los Angeles after his crimes in New York City.
    • Joe's temple is regarded as one of the most interesting and disturbing structures within the Hall of Criminal Actions. Modeled after his infamous glass box underneath Mooney's, which he later transports to Los Angeles, the temple is composed of glass panels that are smash-proof and cannot be shattered from the inside or outside, a lockable doorway entrance, shelves of books that are maintained through a temperature system, and a hatch to deliver food for offerings that can only be opened by one side at a time. A fitting temple for the Unholy Kindnapper, it's understandable that most visitors are too unnerved and scared to enter. It doesn't take long for most people who enter the temple to want to get out as well. However, those who have visited unanimously agree that its book collection is quite impressive.
  • Yukako Yamagishi, upon meeting Joe, felt something of a kinship with the seemingly amicable bookstore manager. Upon learning of his life and title in the Hall of Criminal Actions, Yukako could understand why. Her obsessive love for Koichi to the point of kidnapping and forcing him to study using terrifyingly abusive methods to "fix" him is all too similar to Joe's kidnapping of Beck to maintain his dark secrets and "rehabilitate" his girlfriend. Thankfully, Yukako saw the error of her ways and became a better person after Koichi saved her, leading her to ease up on her affection for him and eventually paving the way for the two to become a couple. Yukako felt as though she can help Joe become a better person. However, after learning of his crimes, she thinks that he's a monster far worse than she ever was. Joe, on the other hand, was friendly with Yukako but soon became wary of her, aware of that inner madness underneath her similar to his own, and would rather not be attacked by her Stand "Love Deluxe". For this reason, he has also been avoiding her beloved Koichi, knowing that Yukako would become violently protective of him – a danger Joe would prefer not to face.
  • For his crimes, Marv has made Joe one of his enemies within the Pantheon for his mistreatment of women. Joe's attempted murder of his ex-girlfriend Candance and Beck easily made Joe a target of Marv, whose deep hatred of men who harm women stems from a compassionate prostitute who was later murdered. Joe's own misogyny, easily dismissing women as dumb or promiscuous and not thinking highly of the intelligence of his romantic interests, only makes him more hated to Marv. Given Marv's brutality and physical strength, Joe knows that he'd be severely beaten if they would ever meet. Thus, he's been using his wits and veneer of kindness to avoid Marv as much as possible and garner a better reputation among the more gullible members of the Pantheon. However, Marv is relentless in his hunt to Joe's fear and dismay. The Divine Wife-Basher Basher has too much anger in himself to let someone like Joe get away.
  • Joe has a very low opinion of Patrick Bateman. Similar to himself to a degree, Joe can see past his charming, likable mask as an investment banker to see the real psychopath who indulges in evil and violence for satisfaction. Joe, although aware that he's a monster, has some self-gratification in knowing that he has standards that even he won't cross. Even Joe, a serial killer who tried to murder his exes, was appalled to learn of Bateman's crimes such as rape, murder of a child, and brutal torture and mutilation. Disturbingly, Joe learning of Bateman's moral depravity only served to make himself feel better and see himself more as a good person, having killed an abuser and child molester that he thinks the world is better off without. This only fed into Joe's hypocrisy, not fully realizing that he's not all that different from Bateman in his sociopathic tendencies. Bateman, interested in this blind hypocrisy, has considered Joe has his next target, wanting to mentally break a fellow sociopath to fulfill his twisted curiosity.
  • Joe paid a visit to the Health and Diseases to better understand his psyche. His few sessions in therapy helped him come to learn about how his childhood trauma affected him — how his very first murder was to protect his mom from his abusive father and her assuring him that he did the right thing makes him feel justified in his killing if it's to protect someone else, and how Mr. Mooney locking him in the glass box as punishment instilled in him that you can hurt those you love. However, instead of opting for mental recovery, Joe has forgone any further therapy treatments as he values his freedom far too much. Afraid that he will be locked up in the Madness and Insanity for his sociopathy and delusion, Joe does not want to be labelled as insane and trapped in one of its asylums. For this reason, he continues to remain asocial with a lack of conscience, deciding that he'd rather be that way than be imprisoned.
  • Thanks to Joe's deep twistedness being hidden underneath a veneer of mild friendliness, even he has managed to find friendship within the Pantheon, namely in the kindred soul of Hal Stewart. The two commiserated in their entitled rejection by women. Joe felt sympathy for Hal upon learning that he became the superhero Tighten to impress the woman he had longed for and watched from afar, Roxanne, just as Joe stalked Beck to learn how to become the perfect boyfriend for her. Even he could understand why Hal became a villain upon learning that Roxanne would never return his feelings, similar to how Joe felt the need to kill Beck and those around her all in the name of "love". Although finding companionship within each other, the two have become known as an appalling duo within the Pantheon for their entitlement and disturbing responses to romantic rejection. The two dislike these accusations, and sadly do not realize that their mutual friendship only worsens their repulsive behavior.
  • Joe can be seen spending most of his free time in the House of Narrative, perusing the vast library for new literary works to read. Here, the bookstore keeper has been able to engage in his deep, genuine love for books, grateful for the trove of literature available within the Pantheon and the chance to meet literary legends such as Charles Dickens and Roald Dahl. Here, he has also managed to meet women who have caught his romantic interest, as Joe Has a Type for artistic, creative women. However, his romantic interest has died down upon learning that the women he has met in the House have much more agency and intelligence than he had thought, with his interest tied deeply into his misogyny as seen with Beck, who he was most romantically interested in when he thought her to be easily manipulated. For this reason, he has focused his search for a new girlfriend elsewhere in other Houses.
  • He deeply disapproves of the physically Abusive Parents within the Pantheon. This is the reason for Joe's willingness to kill and fierce protectiveness of children — he murdered his abusive father to protect his mother and later killed his neighbor Ron, who was abusive to his girlfriend Claudia and her son Paco. He's disgusted by the likes of Ozai, who burned his son's face and exiled him for speaking out of turn in a war meeting. Because of this, he feels justified in killing any abusive parental figure if it's to protect a child. However, ironically enough Joe is unable to see actions such as extreme confinement and depravation of freedom as abusive. Having been punished so, to this day Joe still believes that Mr. Mooney was helping him and acting in his best interest. As such, due to his dark upbringing, he's tolerant of more emotional types of mistreatment.
  • Joe has a strong dislike of Libby Chessler for her Alpha Bitch tendencies, enjoying humiliating and belittling others. Libby reminds Joe all too much of Peach Salinger, a beautiful, wealthy socialite who looked down on Joe for being a poor bookstore manager and sabotaged his relationship with Beck because of her own unrequited attraction to her friend. Libby even called Joe a "freak", just like Peach did to Joe. His hate of Peach eventually led him to kill her during a fight when she found out about his stalking, and later justified it as "saving" his girlfriend from a toxic friend. However, Joe, although thinking about it, reeled himself in, as even the Goddess of Alpha Bitches didn't deserve to be murdered, unless she gets in the way of his relationship with someone, that is. Libby, on the other hand, stopped herself from mocking Joe when sensing something unnerving about the "freak". Upon learning of his title and why he ascended, she's been keeping quiet, with fear being one of the few things that can stop someone with as little compassion as Libby.

    Sandor Clegane 
Sandor Clegane, God of Admitting To One's Crimes (The Hound, Dog, The Gravedigger, Colonel Sandor)
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  • Demigod
  • Symbol: The sigil of House Clegane; Three dogs on a yellow field, Alternatively his Hound helm
  • Theme: Gravedigger
  • Alignment: Chaotic Neutral
  • Portfolio: Known as the Hound, Anti-Villain, Acknowledges his own crimes, Much faster than his size lets on, Noble Demon, Knight in Sour Armor, Professional Killer, note , The Alcoholic, Despises his brother Gregor who gave him his scars, The Cynic, Deathly afraid of fire, Does not like being called a knight, Left for dead by Arya Stark, Has his title and helm stolen by Rorge, Came to care for Arya, Killed his brother by throwing them both into the flames below the Red Keep
  • Domains: Warfare, Crime, Cynicism
  • Allies: Arya Stark, Jon Snow, Guts, Scar, Erik/The Phantom Of The Opera, Colonel Sanders
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Eddard Stark, Robb Stark, Tyrion Lannister, Roy Mustang, Zuko, King Arthur Pendragon, Aragorn, Sir Lancelot, Saint Martha and Saint George, Link, Belle and The Beast
  • Enemies: GREGOR CLEGANE (his brother), Joffrey Baratheon, Tywin Lannister, The Brave Companions, The Night's King, Solf J. Kimblee, Gaston, Prince Scar, Ozai
  • Fears: The House of Fire and Heat, Melisandre
  • Opposes: Samus Aran, Fa Mulan, Chun-Li, Motoko Kusanagi, Tomoe Gozen
  • Opposed By: Foghorn Leghorn, Chanticleer, The Chocobos,
  • Sandor Clegane, also known simply as "The Hound", is considered one of the most powerful and dangerous swordsman in all the Seven Kingdoms. But despite originally serving as King Joffrey's bodyguard, Sandor's life is more than just black and white. when he was six-seven years old, Sandor played with a wooden toy knight that had belonged to his brother. Unfortunately for him, his brother just so happened to be Gregor Clegane, "The Mountain that Rides", and when he, who was five years older and serving as a six-foot tall squire, found out, Gregor grabbed his younger brother and shoved his face into a brazier, holding Sandor there screaming as the burning coals turned his left side into a charred and cooked ruin. Their father tried to cover it up, claiming Sandor's bedding caught fire, but the damage was done. Sandor came to be a ruthless killer, a warrior feared and despised throughout the realm and, as mentioned earlier, a loyal bodyguard to the young Joffrey Baratheon. Things quickly changed during the Battle of The Blackwater, where his fear of fire got the better of him, forcing The Hound to desert the Lannisters and ride north. From there, he traversed the Riverlands in search of a purpose... which eventually led him to Arya Stark. After attempting, and failing, to ransom the young Stark off to her family, Sandor was brutally wounded in a battle and left for dead by Arya, despite him asking for the gift of mercy. He was saved by Brother Ray, who gave Sandor a new purpose in life, which eventually led Sandor to join the Brotherhood Without Banners, aid Jon Snow in fighting and defeating the Night's King, and finally, confronting his brother in King's Landing, and ending their long-standing feud once and for all.
    • After plunging into the fire, Sandor awoken and found himself in what appeared to be Winterfell's great hall. There, sitting at the high table were two men the Hound had not seen in years. Lord Eddard Stark and his son, Robb Stark. At first, Sandor was confused, thinking he may have gone to one of the Seven Hells as punishment for his crimes, crimes he himself admitted to, but Eddard was quick to correct the swordsman, revealing that they were not in the Seven Hells, but rather a realm known as the Pantheon, where many other beings could be found. It was then that the Lord of Winterfell offered a place for Sandor to stay while in the Pantheon, along with a title. Sandor asked why Eddard was doing all this, considering the last time they were in the same place, Ned was about to be executed on false charges. The reason why? Eddard was not only thankful for Sandor aiding the North against the Night's King army, but also for keeping his daughters, Sansa and Arya, safe and alive, and for that, Clegane was welcomed into the Pantheon.
  • Eddard and Robb weren't the only Starks in the Pantheon. As it turned out, not only was Jon Snow present, whom he fought alongside during The Long Night but Arya as well. The hound has had a complicated relationship with the young assassin to be, what with her initially hating Sandor for murdering her butcher boy friend Micah, who he slayed on King Joffrey's orders. After travelling together, the pair began to form a begrudging respect for one another, though she still had him on her kill list. He later developed a fatherly bond with her, even getting her to quit her desire for revenge out of fear she would go down the same path as him. Then came the surprise. Turns out it was Arya who vouched for Sandor's ascension in the first place. While he initially was confused, he finally acknowledge how far she had grown and is, in his own way, proud.
  • To say Sandor was not happy to learn that Gregor was in the Pantheon would be a grotesque understatement. He was furious beyond belief, even attempting to march straight to his brother's temple in a Roaring Rampage of Revenge. He was stopped though after running into a black swordsman named Guts, who was on his way to rescue Casca... from Gregor's temple as well. The two quickly joined forces, thrashed the Mountain and got Casca out of there. After that, the two became allies and drinking buddies, though Sandor takes most of the drinks. Whenever Guts is off dealing with either the Godhand or Griffith, he actually entrusts Sandor with protecting Casca from any threats that may come knocking, and commitment the Westerosi takes with stride.
  • Sandor quickly became acquainted with the Scarred Ishvalan, both having been anti-villains who later undertook redemption arcs to aid in defeating threats far beyond their initial scope of revenge. Clegane sometimes comes to Ishval to help rebuild, and while in the Pantheon, he has come into conflict with the Crimson Alchemist, Solf J. Kimblee, the man responsible for giving the Ishvalan his trademark scar.
    • He also found company with the Phantom of the Opera, Erik, due to their shared facial disfigurations and cynical, tragic natures. Sandor though isn't much for theatre, but he will sometimes come to a performance or two. If only to keep an eye on the Lannisters.
  • Thought he may act like a knight, the one thing you should not call Sandor is Ser. He looks down upon knighthood, viewing them as simply thugs with shinier armour, weapons and a horse, and treats their chivalry and honour as hypocrisy. It may also be because his brother, a notorious brute himself, was knighted by Rheagar Targaryen, whose wife and children Gregor would murder years later. As a result, he shows disdain to most of the Pantheon's knights, despite having to work alongside them from time to time. King Arthur and his fellow Knights of the Round Table have proven that they weren't clean of their sins, but even that wasn't enough to satisfy the Hound. They've tried to be lenient with him though, but they still occasionally slip up and earn a Death Glare from the Hound. The same applies to Link, who despite his mute nature, has expressed distrust for Clegane. The Hound doesn't care for the "elf-boy's" opinions, only that he helps out with dire situations.
  • Following the Battle of the Blackwater, Sandor does not want to associate himself with the Lannisters, with the sole exception being Tyrion, and even that one is begrudging. Lord Tywin and King Joffrey tried to win back his support, only to be met with a quick and blunt, "Fuck the King." It didn't sit well with the young king, who ordered for Sandor's execution.
  • Sandor, while a brutal warrior, is deathly afraid of fire, thanks in part to his brother burning his face long ago. He fears it so much that he won't even let people cauterize his wounds to prevent infection. It was also the reason he deserted the Lannisters during the Battle on the Blackwater in the first place. It's also why he keeps well and truly far away from the House of Fire and Heat, not wanting to see what they are all capable of. The good-aligned members though have called out Sandor's behaviour, citing her was still able to overcome his fear and win a duel against Beric Dondarrion, despite him wielding a flaming sword... not to mention him joining the Brotherhood Without Banners and following them north.
    Sandor: "It's my fucking luck that I end up with a band of fire worshippers."
    • Despite aiding the Brotherhood and befriending its Red Priest, Thoros of Myr, Sandor wants nothing to do with Melisandre, given her obsession with burning people alive.
  • While he may still be afraid of fire, Sandor has been seen working alongside Fire Lord Zuko, a young ruler who also received a severe burn scar thanks to a family member; his father Ozai, that is. The pair have been speaking with each other, along with Colonel Roy Mustang, to try to keep the Phoenix King in check... while not running him through with Sandor's sword. That last part is the hardest in Clegane's mind.
    • He also came to oppose the lion prince Scar, whose murder of Mufasa reminded Sandor of how his brother murdered his father and younger sister. The lion doesn't really care much for the Hound, but he doesn't want to end up being impaled by the human's sword. Sandor also came to oppose Gaston, another Disney villain renowned for his arrogance and muscles, even forming a begrudging alliance with Belle and the Beast to keep him and his angry mob away from their temple. After all, Sandor may consider himself a thug, but he has shown to be more honourable than most of the knights back in Westeros.
  • Sandor has had a few close shaves with death, the closest in fact was brought about by a chance encounter with a woman named Brienne of Tarth, who fought the Clegane following a severe misunderstanding. While he did survive, he still considered the battle a humiliating affair, one the entire Pantheon would never let him forget. The fight also resulted in him opposing most of the Pantheon's resident warrior women, some of whom weren't exactly big fans of him anyway. While he's had to lock swords with Fa Mulan and Tomoe Gozen, while avoiding Motoko Kusanagi's martial arts, it was the bounty hunter Samus Aran who gave Sandor the hardest time. Not because of her vastly superior technology, but because to the Hound, Samus resembled a younger, more attractive Brienne, which set him off more than anything. She quickly thrashed his ass upon first meeting and after that, he's been waiting for a rematch.
  • It turns out one of the Hound's favourite foods is chicken, enjoying it on a rather ridiculous level. He would even fight other soldiers over it from time to time. As such, he unintentionally earned the ire of the Pantheon's local birds, most notably the local Chocobo flocks, the singing Chanticleer, and Foghorn Leghorn. Sandor doesn't care much for their opinions, though he does find Foghorn to be an obnoxious, loud-mouthed schnook worthy of a serving plate drenched in a nice orange sauce. On the flip side, he's begun to show great interest in how people in other worlds make and prepare chicken, even going so far as to visit Colonel Sanders' temple to try out his Kentucky Fried Chicken. After the first few servings, he was surprised and delighted. Still, he wasn't happy about having his face being plastered on the Colonel's buckets for advertising.
  • Rumours run rampant that while Sandor survived his encounter with Brienne of Tarth, in the original timeline, he was left for dead by Arya following a tavern fight. No one was quite sure what happened to him after that; the Lannisters believed he was terrorizing the Riverlands, though that was actually the outlaw Rorge wearing the Hound's trademark helmet. Others claim he survived and was taken in by the Elder Brother of a septry on the Quiet Isle, where began work as a gravedigger. Sandor doesn't care much for these rumours, only that people don't bother him about it. That being said on rare occasions, one might catch a glimpse of a large man tending to the graves in the House of Death and Postmortem, his face concealed to all the world.
  • Yes, he is well aware of Cleganebowl. He partook in Cleganebowl. The less he can hear about it, the better it is for his sanity.
  • "A Knight's a sword with a horse. The rest, the vows and the sacred oils and The Lady's Favours, they're silk ribbons tied 'round the sword. Maybe the Sword's prettier with ribbons hanging of it, but it'll kill you just as dead. Well, bugger your ribbons, and shove your swords up your arses. I'm the same as you. The only difference is, I don't lie about what I am. So, kill me, but don't call me a murderer while you stand there telling each other your shit don't stink. You hear me?"

    Thomas Angelo 
Thomas "Tommy" Angelo, The God Who Ratted Out
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Tommy in 1938, as seen in Mafia: Definitive Edition
Tommy in 1951 
Tommy: "Better to be poor and alive than rich and dead."
  • Tommy would ultimately end up joining the Salieri Family following a retaliatory attack by two of the Morello Crime Family's goons. They first heavily damaged his taxi while Tommy was on a break, and then beat Tommy up and attempted to kill him. Fortunately for the taxi driver, he was able to make his way to Salieri's bar, where Sam and Paulie were able to get the two rival mobsters to back off. Not long after this incident, Tommy would get his revenge on the Morellos by helping Paulie torch several of their members' cars, including the ones of the two mobsters who attacked him. Tommy would then become a Made Man and full time enforcer for the organization not long afterward.
  • As time went by, Tommy proved himself time and again in the Salieri Crime Family, managing to rise up the ranks, eventually becoming a Caporegime and one of the Salieri gang's highest ranking members. Among some of his most notable feats in his rise to power would include winning first place in the Lost Heaven Grand Prix in 1932, and then killing several high-ranking members and associates of the Morello Crime Family, including its Underboss Sergio Morello., Jr. and Don Marcu Morello himself.
  • Tommy's eventual downfall and subsequent resorting to being The Stool Pigeon and in Witness Protection was a result of several factors. Among these would include sparing those who were already marked for death by Don Salieri, but the biggest was pulling off an unauthorized Bank Robbery alongside Paulie Lombardo. Both mobsters had pulled this off as a Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal due to Salieri becoming a hypocrite and a Bad Boss to them, namely by dealing drugs himself despite having told Tommy years ago to "lay off the dope" and ban drug dealing when Morello had still been around. Not only that, but he had lied to Tommy, Paulie, and Sam about said drugs (telling them instead that they were snatching diamonds) during a heist against the FBI that very well could have landed them in prison for life.
  • While the aforementioned Bank Robbery that Tommy and Paulie had pulled off was successful, Sam betrayed them both out of fear for The Don's retaliation. While Paulie was shot to death by Sam, Tommy had managed to kill his former associates, including Sam himself. With no other choice, Tommy decided to lay low and, remembering the mention of a Detective Norman who was determined to take down organized crime, he contacted the Irish-American detective.
  • In exchange for Witness Protection for himself and his family, Tommy testified against all of his former associates, resulting in the arrests of Salieri, Vincenzo Ricci, and Ralphie, among others. Tommy himself would spend several years in solitary confinement for his own safety, going mad in the process. He would then be released, and spend his remaining years a free man living in Empire Bay, until one fateful day, when his past life had finally caught up to him.
Vito Scaletta: "Mr. Angelo?"
Tommy: "Yes."
*Joe Barbaro shoots Tommy in the chest*
  • As Tommy lay dying in his own front yard, his wife Sarah, his two children, and his Son-in-Law, he told them that they were safe now. With that, came the end of Tommy's story in his universe. However, not long afterward, Tommy, as he had appeared in the 1930s, suddenly woke up to a completely new environment around him. Fortunately for him, a familiar face soon greeted him: none other than his wife Sarah.
  • Leaving his wife for the time being in what would eventually become Tommy's respective Temple, Tommy himself ventures out in the hopes of finding help and useful info on where exactly he is. Fortunately for him, he soon finds what he needs when he comes across the Hall of Officers. After introducing himself and telling his story and what information he has to the Hall deities present, they agree to provide him Witness Protection, no thanks to the huge amount of intel on how The Mafia works.
  • Eventually, various organized criminals, particularly those related to The Mafia, find out about Tommy Angelo's presence in the Pantheon, no thanks to the likes of many a Dirty Cop finding out about him. Seeing him as a major threat to their business, these deities make several Assassination Attempts on Tommy's life once more.
    • Surprisingly, Vito Scaletta and Joe Barbaro, who had killed Tommy in his past life, aren't among those interested in actually going after and killing him this time around, due to their unwillingness to work with the larger Mafia organizations anymore following one too many betrayals. In fact, despite their successful assassination of Tommy over a few thousand dollars, they're both considering having an Enemy Mine with him in order to fight the larger Crime Families present in the Pantheon. Though they're still reluctant to even approach Tommy, as both of them know that he'd still likely try to go after them as revenge for killing him.
    • Jimmy, a former Mafia hitman who was also betrayed by The Irish Mob, immediately decides to help him in his fight against these organized criminals, having protected a few other key witnesses willing to testify against organized crime in the past.
  • Thanks to the influx of protection from both police and other criminals, Tommy is able to survive many an Assassination Attempt on him. It also helps that he had ascended as he looked in the 1930s in his prime, as opposed to his last appearance in 1951. Tommy himself also ends up acquainting himself with many of the latter, for better or for worse. Among many of these criminals include those who have also been on the receiving end of a betrayal from The Mafia, such as Carl Johnson, Niko Bellic, Luis Fernando Lopez, Claude, and Tommy Vercetti. While Mr. Angelo does come to respect most of them, particularly Niko and Luis, he is still wary of Mr. Vercetti, no thanks to being in the dope business himself not unlike Don Salieri.
  • John Donovan, having helped fight against The Mafia during The '60s, sees Tommy Angelo as a valuable asset to his ongoing one-man war against them. In fact, he was one of the men responsible for arranging his ascension in the first place, since he had the vital knowledge of the organization's inner workings. Donovan had first learned of the Lost Heaven gangster by digging through the FBI's files on him during Lincoln Clay's Roaring Rampage of Revenge against Sal Marcano, specifically those relating to Vito Scaletta.
  • Tommy ends up clashing against other organized criminals outside of The Mafia as well. In particular, Dimitri Rascalov and Officers Frank Tenpenny and Eddie Pulaski want him eliminated, with the latter having been among the first evil-aligned deities to find out about his ascension and association with many of the Pantheon's good-aligned officers. He also comes to despise Donald Love, as he establishes himself to be a public figure that's arguably worse than the likes of the ones he's personally assassinated. Edward Low, in search of new victims, also attempted to go after him and Sarah at one point, and much like Low's last encounter with Niko, it ended badly for the deranged Serial Killer, with Tommy beating him up badly with a baseball bat.
  • Has been offered by Franklin Clinton, Michael de Santa, and Trevor Philips to be a heist crew member thanks to his successful pulling off of a Bank Robbery. Like Niko Bellic, however, Tommy has since long abandoned the life of crime, and turns down their offers. He does, however, help them in their fights against corrupt government agents, dirty cops, and the occasional Corrupt Politician, often providing them valuable info thanks to his police connections.
  • Outside of helping the Pantheon's good-aligned police and federal agents take down The Mafia, Tommy is also known for being an established Badass Driver, having also ascended with a collection of various 1930s Cool Cars, including a number of prototype units. It's through these cars and his own driving that he becomes a close associate of Dominic Toretto, a fellow Badass Driver. Having been a former taxi driver, he also ends up meeting Lemony Snicket and Travis Bickle, both deities also being closely tied to taxis. Unsurprisingly, Tommy distrusts both, but for different reasons. Tommy distrusts Snicket due to his tendencies to reveal unfortunate plot points, something he himself had been a victim of in his own story. Bickle, on the other hand, while good-intentioned and fighting the same criminals Tommy now fights, makes the former cold-blooded killer uneasy, in part due to his tendency to talk to himself while brandishing a gun.
"Remember that money, jobs, even best pals...will come and go. But family? Family is forever."

    Walter White 
Walter Hartwell White, God of Using Knowledge for Crime (Mr. White, Heisenberg, The Cook, The One Who Knocks)
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I am the One who Knocks.
  • Demigod with authority equal to that of a Lesser God (desires the respect and authority of a Greater God)
  • Symbol: A Chemistry Beaker with a Piece of Blue Meth next to it
  • Theme Song: Baby Blue by Badfinger
  • Alignment: Neutral Evil (formerly Lawful Good)
  • Portfolio: Bald Villains, Evil Beard, Using Scientific Knowledge for Criminal Purposes, Evil Genius, Being Embittered by Missing Out on his Life's Big Chance, Massive Egoism, Too Clever by Half, Becoming Less Sympathetic Overtime, Freudian Excuses and Criminal Justifications that Break Down Over Time, Jumping Off the Slippery Slope, Chronic Backstabbing Disorder, Protagonist Journey to Villain, Turning to Crime Because it Pays Better, Those who feel Unfairly Treated by Society, Intelligent People Compelled to Prove their Superior Intelligence and Worth, Using Knowledge and Abilities for Evil, Choosing to do Evil Because it's what One is Good At, Pride Before a Fall, From Nobody to Nightmare
  • Domain: Crime, Chemistry, Ego, Partnerships, Drugs (especially Methamphetamine)
  • High Priest: Stringer Bell
  • Allies: Vito Scaletta, Joe Barbaro, Richter Berg, The Black Organization
  • Enemies: Gustavo Fring, Todd Alquist, Sherlock Holmes, Omar Little, Diavolo, 50 Blessings, John Luther, Conan Edogawa, Cole Phelps, Dirty Harry, Tommy Angelo
  • Opposes: The Child Abuse Supporters, Mr. Crocker
  • Opposed By: Hank Schrader (his brother-in-law), Houses of Family and Relatives and Law and Justice, Leonard Snart/Captain Cold, The Phantom Thieves of Hearts, Jason Todd/Red Hood, Kumiko Yamaguchi
  • Pitied By: Eikichi Onizuka, John Keating
  • On Speaking Terms With: Victor Fries/Mr. Freeze, Flint Marko/Sandman
  • Business Association: Vito and Michael Corleone, Professor Moriarty, Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin, La Squadra Esecuzioni
  • Ceasefire With: Giorno Giovanna and Bruno Bucciarati's Gang
  • Complicated Relationship: Jesse Pinkman
  • Walter Hartwell White was initially your average Chemistry teacher at a high school in Albuquerque, New Mexico and not exactly having the best job nor personal life… until he discovers that he has lung cancer. Desperate to provide earnings for his family, Walt decides to use his skills as a graduate of chemistry to create methamphetamine, enlisting the aid of former student, Jesse Pinkman and adopting the alias, Heisenberg, as a way to cover up his true identity. Despite Walt's meth being the hottest new product regarding drugs, Walt and Jesse soon find themselves having to negotiate and battle against rival drug dealers and manufacturers as well as having to avoid local authorities, especially concerning DEA Agent Hank Schrader, who happens to be Walt's brother-in-law. Despite amassing more than enough money for his family, Walt realized that not only was he too good at his new job as a criminal, but that he enjoyed it and felt validated that he could be the best in something. He continuously roped in Jesse with strings of manipulation as well as lying to his wife, Skyler, about his predicaments in the hopes that he can continue on with his work as a drug manufacturer.
    • Walt's greatest opponent in his drug-trading business came from Gustavo Fring, a fast-food restaurant manager who led multiple chains of Los Pollos Hermanos around Albuquerque as a way to hide his decades-long meth business. Walt saw him as a rival to usurp whereas Gus saw him as a threat due to Walt's growing ego and arrogance. Despite multiple mishaps with his family, Jesse, and corrupt lawyer Saul Goodman, whom he relied on as a way to weasel his way out of crimes, Walt eventually overcame and killed Gus, securing himself as the drug kingpin of his city. However, that wasn't to last long when just months him, one incident revolving around the involvement of a Neo-Nazi forced Jesse to consider leaving the meth business and Walt killing a partner due to his fragile ego. Making this worse was Hank discovering that Walt was Heisenberg, despite Walt having retired from the business after making enough money and his lung cancer having a relapse after a year of being in remission. Walt's efforts and arrogance would eventually pay its price when the Neo-Nazi gang led by Jack Welker killed Hank, took Jesse to be enslaved, and Walt's identity was revealed to the public, destroying his relationship with his family and forcing himself into exile in New Hampshire. Though months later, Walt would return to Albuquerque to tie up loose ends, such as having his money donated to his family through anonymous and manipulative means, killing Jack's Neo-Nazi gang and their associates and freeing Jesse from slavery, though not without taking a fatal bullet wound. In the end, Walt succumbed to his wounds whilst taking a look at the one place where he felt most alive at; a meth lab.
  • With Walt dead, not many were willing to care much for him, given the fact that he destroyed and ruined the lives of several people solely because he wanted to validate his talent and that he decided to prioritize his ego, needs, and reputation over everyone that he worked or cared for. Even so, that didn't stop him from being granted a place in the Pantheon, which Walt expressed a degree of surprise and confusion at. For one, the place was filled with all sorts of things that would only be in one's imagination. On the other hand, there was a massive prominence in crime and that his criminal activities were not just considered a grand story, but even an awe-inspiring o e for budding drug manufacturers, considering the lengths that Walt would go to to maintain his power and authority as a manufacturer and as a meth kingpin. Feeling that his actions have solidified and made him an icon, Walt decided that being in the Pantheon was worth considering, not to mention that he might as well be using his influence as much as he can. Of course, his second chance of life also meant that he doesn't have cancer or his family to give him an excuse, so he's perfectly content on going through with another attempt at being a manufacturer and kingpin if possible.
  • The Pantheon was a very peculiar experience for Walt. For one thing, he didn't have to rely on family as an excuse, which meant that he was expected to have a far less stressful time than he did in his mortal life, allowing him to put a lot of focus on working on his methamphetamine business. This does not mean he disregards them, for Wall does absolutely love his family to the point where he's personally kept family photos of his family from several years ago as a sign of good memento. He was given the chance of bringing them along as heralds, but given how he's seen with utter disgrace by everyone, he opted not to, which did upset him considerably. The House of Family and Relatives don't like him for his strings of manipulation and narcisissm, and while Walt does get where it's coming from, he would never dare to associate himself with The Child Abuse Supporters, whom he sees with large contempt.
  • Despite his identity having gone public in his mortal realm, he still continues to go by Heisenberg in his professional business. Even so, he is one of the most celebrated figures in the Pantheon when it comes to the drug business. He's not necessarily selling his meth, but his knowledge in chemistry allowed him to cook an incredibly high-quality batch, which is said to be crystal-white in color and is about 99.1% pure. This, on top of the fact that Walt is willing to open himself up to a job partnership with just about any crook or criminal that is willing to pay him. There is one catch, however; Walt's ego and need to assert is influence and importance means that he gets to be the superior in any partnership that he gets himself involved in. Sure, the quality and demand for his meth are good enough that he attracts a large number of customers who buy his product, but genuine allies are hard to come by as sooner or later, they'll find Walt's need for validation to be tiring and preachy. Even so, he's demonstrated time and again that despite his age, he's not to be underestimated, thanks to his cunning and planning in case he's in trouble. He's devised a lot of ways to cow any underlings and opponents into submission, something that he figured would be more necessary now that he's in the Pantheon.
  • Despite his former job as a high school teacher and having a pitiful enough experience with where he worked at, he's not really welcomed in the House of School, who've come to see him as too dangerous and irate to consider rehiring for a teaching job. That said, there are some teachers, such as Eikichi Onizuka and John Keating, who feel sorry for the way Walt turned out and think that had he been treated better and was earning more during his days as a teacher, Walt probably wouldn't have turned out to have either been a raving egotist or a criminal mastermind that he is known today as. Despite the teachers' stance on him, Walt personally sees Eikichi and John's perspective on him as somewhat patronizing on his end and he hates to both be pitied for his past and for his poor luck. As a result, he tends to dismiss whatever they say, even if they mean well, and state that they do not interfere with his business, something that both Eikichi and Keating were disappointed and upset about, given their drive to help others in spite of their own troubles and hurdles. He's much less sympathetic in the eyes of Kumiko Yamaguchi, which is ironic as she herself had a criminal background, namely from the Yakuza, yet chose to become a Psychologist Teacher and help out her students without having to resort to her criminal connections, unless there are really dire circumstances. As a result, Kumiko dislikes Walt for prioritizing his ego over actually helping anyone, especially when he could have just stuck to Gray Matter back when he formed it with his classmates, Elliot and Gretchen Schwartz, and earned the money and respect he wanted, but decided to stick being a crime lord because "that felt better". Walt, on the other hand, finds her bothersome, though he's made no attempt to harm Kumiko and her students and associates as they pose no threat to him and considers this as "mercy" towards her, which to him, is why they're not enemies.
  • One of the most academically gifted figures in his House, Walt was a source of interest for Professor Moriarty, who hoped to have him as a business partner as a way for himself to maintain the most possible dominance in the House of Crime and Transgressions, though of course, Moriarty knew that Walt's ego would not be keen on that idea, so he opted to conceal it. Moriarty decided to offer Walt protection, resources, and intel under a 60-40% monetary income with Walt being paid more, primarily because Moriarty himself can gain his budget elsewhere thanks to his large network of crime connections. Moriarty also had to educate Walt about literal superpowered beings and deities in the Pantheon as a warning to make sure that his ego is curved and he doesn't make mistakes. For once, Walt agreed on Moriarty's assessment, though he does insist that he be the leading man in their partnership, one which Moriarty is fine with accepting, if mainly because keeping a high paying and intellectually talented man under his personalized supervision means that he has a valued asset in his ranks that can grant him access and authority to the meth industry.
    • On a more traditional note, Walt also ended up doing business with the Corleones and The Penguin, who was very quick to see Walt as a capable and talented meth cook whose product was virtually unmatched. Of course, much like with Moriarty, Walt demanded that he exert more authority on their partnership, though he ended up disgruntled when the three of them stated 50-50 at most, which he had to accept at that point. Normally, the Corleones and Oswald would consider offing Walt due to his arrogance, but they realized that doing so would mean they would lose someone who offered great potential in earnings, not to mention that Walt was preparing for such occasions, given how he's had to deal with rival drug manufacturers who had more resources than he did. For now, Walt shares a stable, if a teeth-clenched partnership with the Corleones and Cobblepot, mainly due to his ego and rash nature at times.
  • Despite his success, not every criminal likes Walt, mainly due to his ego and arrogance and feeling that he could be a wrench in their plans in case his pride gets slighted in some way or another. On a rare occasion, it's simply because of him manufacturing a drug that's known for its severe mental impact on others upon inhalation. One of those examples was Captain Cold, leader of the criminal cabal known as The Rogues who had a strict code of policy regarding their actions, one of which was to not be associated with or take drugs of any kind. Walt initially assumed that Cold, being well-versed in sciences, would take some intrigue, only to grumble when Cold stoutly stated no to his offer, feeling as if he insulted Walt's talent. Of course, Walt wants Cold and The Rogues to pay for not accepting his offer, but he knows better than to tackle them head-on, considering who they tend to fight against, so he resorts to making plans on how to defeat them with aid and support from his new allies and partners in the Pantheon. Though fortunately for Walt, The Rogues are not a high priority for him as he realized that federal agents, cops, and those associated with the House of Law and Justice are his more frequent opponents at this point.
  • One of the few genuine allies he was able to make were Vito Scaletta and Joe Barbaro, a pair of mafioso from the 1950s. Scaletta, much like Walt, was pressured into becoming a criminal to provide for his family's debt, but in the process found himself too absorbed in his newfound work to the point of enjoying it, and his new desire for fame and respect led him to break his own rule of not taking drugs by becoming addicted to consuming heroin, whereas Barbaro restrained himself from using drugs, despite having no problems in selling them. While Walt wasn't happy to learn of Scaletta's struggles, he did figure that a positive relationship with the two of them can benefit them via safety support, financial stockings, and someone of trust, that is if Walt can restrain himself from his ego making a drama out of not being impressive enough towards his peers. At the moment, he's been under Scaletta and Barbaro's good graces and they enjoy a firm business relationship with one another with both earning high income thanks to Walt's unique brand of crystal-clear meth.
  • Being a criminal motivated by ailing health, Walt found it peculiar that two other beings, namely Victor Fries and William Baker, also went through similar predicaments, though, unlike Walt, were based on familial figures that they cared about who also contracted terminal diseases. In a rare moment, Walt did feel rather sympathetic, finding Victor's predicament of having to deal with his wife being shut into a cryogenic chamber to keep her static and alive, and becoming Mr. Freeze to be pretty harrowing and Baker (as Flint Marko) only being a thief just to provide income for his daughter Penny, and even without her, Baker, as Sandman, usually doesn't try to be destructive and wants to provide for his family. He can generally be cordial and respectable to both of them, particularly Victor as both of them are graduates of Science, albeit in different fields, and Walt would even give out some of his earnings to Baker as a sign of appreciation. That said, while Walt's invitation as company is welcomed, Victor does reprimand Walt to check on his pride and Baker affirms that with so much money on his side, maybe Walt should just retire from crime and lead a clean life in the Pantheon. Unfortunately, Walt is aware that Baker is right, but cannot bring himself to leave as he enjoys his job as a meth manufacturer and is too good at it to really let it go, especially in the Pantheon.
  • One criminal that Walt did end up fighting was the famed Omar Little, who was well known for his exploits as a criminal as well as having a relationship with the crime and drug enterprises in the city of Baltimore, Maryland. Despite both individuals having achieved major personal success and essentially going through unscrupulous underdog tales, Omar is seen as a Living Legend for his actions, at least before his untimely death and even then continued to be revered by Baltimore's crime scene and even begrudgingly respected by the city's police force. Considering how Walt's reputation was more on infamy and that most who knew him personally didn't really have kind words to say, he found it difficult to directly approach him and internally admitted that he was, in fact, jealous of Omar, mainly because of how respected he is, but also for inspiring fear among those whom he felt deserved to be robbed of their belongings and success of which Walt is likely to be among them. While Omar respects Walt's intellect, his determination, and his affection towards his family, he wants nothing to do with, citing Walt's emotional immaturity and pettiness as his primary reasons. Of course, he wouldn't say this in front of Walt, given how Walt irrationally killed someone when said person stated why he didn't like him.
  • While Diavolo has asserted his infamy as a mafioso head and having a large influence in drug trades in Italy, Walt refuses to do any partnership with him and for once, it has nothing to do with his swollen egotism. He was appalled to learn that he would want to kill his daughter, Trish Una, for simply existing and for being a link to his existence as Diavolo is incredibly paranoid about his identity to the public. Furthermore, Diavolo is willing to sell drugs to kids and teens, something that Walt doesn't like, considering that he himself was a family man and that he would never dare harm them, even at his most villainous. Speaking of, while Diavolo himself thinks very little of Heisenberg, the members of La Squadra Esecuzioni, led by Risotto Nero, were open to working with Walt under a 50-50 deal, which he accepted. While Walt knows nothing of stands, he did catch on that Risotto's organization possessed "strange powers" and realized that it's best not to anger them. He also met Bruno Bucciarati's Gang, upon which Walt was reminded of Risotto and decided to play being cautious. Bucciarati and Giorno Giovanna made it clear that they don't really like Heisenberg due to his association with Risotto and his criminal activities, but considering that they have mutual enemies and that Walt does have lines he wouldn't cross, the two ends decided on a ceasefire, so long as Walt doesn't endanger the lives of others under Bruno and Giorno's watch. Walt has privately confessed that while he doesn't like Giorno and Bucciarati, it's best to be on speaking terms with them at the moment, figuring that at the end of the day, an enemy of an enemy, while not exactly a friend, is still a reliable ally.
  • When word got out that Hank ascended into the Pantheon, Walt had a varied surge of feelings going around with him. For one thing, he's happy to hear that Frank is alive again, albeit in another world, like himself. However, he thinks that it should have been just the two of them, and hearing that Marie, Skyler, Flynn, and Holly were bought along as Hank's Heralds didn't sit well with Walt. He's aware that, with the exception of Holly and maybe Skyler, they hate his guts and Walt feels ashamed to confront them one day, but he also tries to explain that they could be used as leverage by other criminals to exploit either of them lest they harm or kill them, especially when Walt recounted one of his last encounters with Gus. While Hank does the best he can to keep their family safe and has gotten the help of a few deities on that front, he and Walt hardly interact in the Pantheon, despite Walt being Hank's main criminal case, given that both have new allies and enemies to deal with and that Walt, despite his constant threats, personally cannot really bring it upon him to harm Hank, let alone kill him.
    • He was also amused to learn that Jesse also made it to the Pantheon, and rather sentimental when he discovered that he became a fugitive upon escaping from Jack's outpost and then worked his way into having his identity hidden whilst making a new one and heading out to Alaska, in addition to also writing down a letter for Brock, the son of his murdered girlfriend, Andrea. Walt did consider reuniting with Jesse several times in the Pantheon, after all despite their strenuous relationship with each other, Walt did see him as a surrogate son in his own twisted way. At the same time, knowing that Jesse not only wants nothing to do with him, but can never forgive Walt for leading him into a time of trouble, angst, and tragedy towards them both, he decided to refrain from making any contact with Jesse out of respect and some atonement for leaving him to the Neo-Nazis. If the Pantheon can provide the best outcome for a second life for both Walt and Jesse, then it may as well be that way, according to the former.
  • Also has a spot in the Hall of Motivations for Evil.
"You asked me if I was in the meth business or the money business... Neither. I’m in the empire business."

Quasideities

    Swiper the Fox 

Swiper the Fox, God of Being Told to Stop One's Own Criminal Actions

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  • Quasideity
  • Symbol: His face and cowl
  • Theme Song: This tune
  • Alignment: Chaotic Neutral but can easily turn Chaotic Good
  • Portfolio: Friendly Enemy, Affably Evil, Compelled To Swipe Things, More Frightening Future Self, Harmless Villain, Jerk with a Heart of Gold, Is Stopped When Asked (But Occasionally Beats Victims To It Before They Can)
  • Domain(s): Thieves, Methods Of Stopping, Villainy, Harmlessness
  • Heralds: Fifi the skunk in France, Sami the hyena in Tanzania, Fomkah the bear in Russia, Ying Ying the weasel in China (versions of him across the world), The Bobo Brothers, Grandma Fox, Perrito's twin (Swiper's pet puppy)
  • Followers: Cheeon, Rune, Cowboy X, Hirou, The Mefirst Wizard
  • Allies: Dr. Drakken, Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz, Mr. Fox, Robbie Rotten
  • Rivals: The Murkrow Flock, The Thief
  • On good terms with: Santa Claus
  • On bad terms with: Reynard the Fox, Grunkle Stan
  • Opposed by: Judy Hopps and Nick Wilde, Carmelita Fox
  • Friendly Enemy: Dora
  • While Dora isn't the type of person to make adversaries, there's always one particular antagonistic fox always out for her stuff: Swiper. At unexpected times during Dora's excursions, he'll pop up and if he isn't stopped, he usually snatches whatever Dora has on hand, and throws it somewhere to taunt Dora and Boots that they'll never find that item again. While they usually do find it anyway, it's just as easy to prevent Swiper from taking anything in the first place all by saying "Swiper, no swiping!" three times in a row, which at that point he gives up and scurries away. Though Swiper has become a persistent nuisance to Dora in her adventures, they're otherwise on amicable terms, even able to work together when put in situations where Swiper isn't in a good position to steal from Dora.
  • Some time after Dora ascended, Swiper eventually came along to try and steal things from her, but the increased protection from watchful deities made things much harder for him. Eventually, it convinced Swiper to try and steal a trope for himself, going to the Main House to try and grab something. Of course, that attempt failed miserably, and so did the next few attempts of his. Even after finding a trope that was practically made for him, Swiper, No Swiping!, he was unable to take it from the Main House who wouldn't let him take anything. But Swiper's good relationship with Dora would reward him as the latter vouched for him to ascend despite Swiper's presence being troublesome overall. And so, Swiper was given his trope, letting him ascend into the Pantheon proper. The Court of Gods did unanimously agree that Swiper was already worth the trope before Swiper tried to take it, but they're tired of people trying to take tropes without preemptive approval.
  • His new temple takes the form of Blueberry Hill and his burrow at the top. It's also accompanied by Strawberry Hill, where his grandmother lives, for Swiper to visit on occasion for a sleepover. Given he's at the House of Crime, this means the bushels are sometimes picked, much to his ire, despite blueberries not even being that high up in terms of worth compared to everything else. And it's also meant that he's stayed out of the way of more threatening criminals, for the sake of not having to deal with them "visiting" him. He's been considering looking for security measures, due to only having a measly wall and gate for a perimeter. The fact the gate is easily opened by saying "abre" ("open" in Spanish) hardly helps, excluding those who can't be bothered to learn any Spanish or are mute, and even then, the gate and walls aren't too hard to surpass.
  • While he's looked down upon by the more ruthless thieves and burglars in the Pantheon due to how easy it is stop Swiper from swiping, Swiper has little care for his reputation as a thief among all the deities he's being compared to. His stealing is for the most part, done for fun, and he's not willing to go vilely far to scratch that itch if he gets the opportunity. Even if the target isn't able to stop Swiper in time, he's more than willing to stop anyway it's a special gift for another, which has put him in favor of some friendlier deities willing to play along. It's definitely come in his favor when he's lost his own stuff, having Dora help him find it, and he's more than willing to keep promises to not swipe from someone (if only temporarily) though it can take great restraint on his part except in special circumstances.
  • When it comes to other thieves in the Pantheon, excluding his Heralds, he's for the most part apathetic to the heists and thefts done in grander scale routinely in the Pantheon. With his acts of thieving being habitual, he's content on keeping things casual with his stealing, for the most part. He hardly has to compete with other thieves anyway, since he never keeps what he steals for the most part, preferring to just throw it to an inconvenient location for the victim to find on their own. The most "contested" rivalry he's had is with the Murkrow Flock, since they've swiped from Dora before, which has offended Swiper since he feels that only he can swipe things from her. And on the other end, the flock are one of the few thieves that can't really stop Swiper from taking anything from them, Pokémon Speak and all, and at most they can try to peck and chase Swiper away, but it's hardly stopped the tenacious fox. The Thief from The Thief and the Cobbler is also one of the few other thieves to try and snatch things from Swiper or any affiliates, since he too has an uncontrollable urge to steal that's generally stronger than Swiper's, to the point that Swiper sometimes goes after the Thief on long chases to take back whatever the latter steals.
  • Besides his natural stalking abilities (sometimes with the aid of a costume), he also has a great deal of technical knowledge, as he's built a variety of vehicles and gadgets (including a remote-controlled robot butterfly) to help him swipe things. Both of these traits would help Swiper rapidly get acquainted with Robbie Rotten, who also uses his surprisingly successful disguises and gadgeteering skills to try and make others lazy. While their goals differ, Swiper can't help but like what Robbie's goals do to make stealing from others easier, since hapless citizens can't stop Swiper from swiping if they're unwilling to put in the simple effort to say anything. While it hasn't greatly improved either rascal's rate of success, their friendship is very solid due to being tolerable of each other's habits and being moral enough to not cross boundaries they should.
    • In search of more methods to snatch items right of his victims' hands, he decided on tailing Tails to observe his gadgetry and get some ideas for his own machines, not once swiping from him; he can show restraint, and it's not like he has to swipe all the time, so Tails didn't notice until long after Swiper left. This ended up being noticed by Dr. Drakken, who ended up being in a sense, amused by Swiper's petty thefts, and even lended some of his own inventions for Swiper to use. While initially concerned if Drakken's gadgets were dangerous to others, using Drakken's creations ended up being a gamble between working and backfiring on Swiper due to how unnecessarily complex they were. Said shenanigans would eventually get the attention of Dr. Doofenshmirtz, who may be retiring from evil schemes but frankly thought that Swiper's hobbies were fun, even bringing his own Swipeobjectinator. Usually, this ends with the both of them being caught and being told to not swipe things, which leads them to them giving up on the spot as expected.
  • The other foxes in the Pantheon are generally mixed on their resolve with dealing with Swiper. For one, there are foxes working with the law to catch thieves, burglars, and other criminals, and Swiper isn't exempt if he gets in their sights. Carmelita Fox especially has some bones to pick with Swiper, believing that Swiper and other similar foxes give those like her a bad name, and she's apt on zapping him the moment she catches Swiper thinking about swiping something. Nick Wilde, along with his partner officer Judy Hopps, are also on the watch for Swiper, but they're a little more lenient on the guy since he never tries anything dangerous, not that they'll let him go should they catch him in the act.
    • As for other foxes with more experience in thieving than Swiper, Reynard definitely doesn't like having to watch Swiper fail to steal stuff over and over again. One time, Reynard attempted to teach Swiper to steal better, which worked to a minor extent, but Swiper's unwillingness to stoop down to more sinister actions like Reynard lead to the two disliking each other's methods, and they stay away from each other. Mr. Fox, on the other hand, didn't mind Swiper too much, and even has invited Swiper over for a dinner, with Swiper bringing blueberries to him as exchange. Swiper even managed to help Mr. Fox find one of his children when they wandered out of their home and got lost, which in turns out Swiper has experience with, helping a baby fox find their mommy once as well, helping the two foxes be on more friendly terms with each other.
  • As for another willing "mentor" to help Swiper go swiping with better success, Grunkle Stan attempted to show Swiper how to avoid getting spotted before swiping things, or getting out of situations when getting caught by deities who weren't going to let Swiper get off with a simple "Swiper, no swiping!" While his initial teachings worked out for Swiper, Stan's continued advice about conning people would fall on deaf ears, with Swiper planning just to stick to swiping, also asking why Grunkle Stan even bothered teaching Swiper in the first place. The former's response was a mix of relating to Swiper due to having a compulsion to steal things himself and getting a little annoyed at Swiper failing to swipe things often. This ended up biting Grunkle Stan in the bum some weeks later, when Swiper was in the mood to steal something from Grunkle Stan while he was busy pulling the wool over an unfortunate passerby's eyes. Somehow, he ignored all of the cues related to Swiper's approach and Swiper managed to grab a few of Grunkle's stashed items, right before throwing them somewhere far away, It was too late for Grunkle to do anything about it, as Swiper used Grunkle's own lessons to successfully taunt and flee from him. It took quite a while for Stan to get what Swiper snatched back, not because they were hard to find, but Stan wasted that much time chasing Swiper.
  • Despite his alignment, he's on Santa's nice list ever since a certain time travel adventure with Dora. As such, his swipings have lessened, and he ceases doing so altogether on Christmas; which makes sense as there are gifts and he draws the line in stealing those. Especially so since he's acknowledge a bad future version of himself that was not only far more ruthless in stealing to the point where no verbal backlash would stop him, but he also started acting more like Ebenezer Scrooge, who frankly despises both Swipers either way, not being fond such thieving foxes even if he's lightened up his mood regarding Christmas. Additionally, another future Swiper of a different adaptation showed similar increases in apathy towards stealing, worrying the current Swiper about going too far in his thefts at times.


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