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    Pangu 
Pangu, The Divine Who’s Corpse Became The World (P'an-Ku, Pan Gu, Pan-gu)
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    Sutekh 
Sutekh, God of Being Too Powerful to Live (Sutekh the Destroyer, The Typhonian Beast, Set, Sadok, Satan, Sssethissi)
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  • Overdeity (Intermediate while imprisoned)
  • Symbol: His mask
  • Theme Song: Sutekh Descends
  • Alignment: Chaotic Evil
  • Portfolio: Omnicidal Maniac, Physical God who's Too Powerful to Live, Being One Of The Most Terrifying Foes The Doctor Has Faced, Composed Bombasity, Helped Inspire Egyptian Religion, What Is Evil?, Nepharious Pharaoh, Imprisoned In A Pyramid, Not Even The Time Lords Can Stop Him, Pure, Unrelenting Evil, Eye of Horus Means Egypt
  • Domains: Destruction, Death, Power, Terror, Egypt
  • Followers: The Darkness of The Book Of Darkness, Yuga Khan, The Judge, Dark Matter
  • Allies: SCP-682, The Lich, Nekron... and that's about it (and even then, it's tenuous)
  • Headbutting Villains with: All other Omnicidal Maniacs, Lord English, Apophis, The Anti-Monitor, Majin Buu, Doomsday
  • Enemies: Everyone else (and we do mean everyone), especially The Doctor (really anyone from the Whoniverse), every other Egyptian god (especially Ra and Set), Cosmos, Melkor, Lucifer and YHVH, the SCP Foundation, every single Pharaoh, every single Martian (particularly J'onn J'onnz), Beerus, Shin, Merged Zamasu, The Anti-Spiral, Finn and Jake, Prismo, The Pantheonic Time Police
  • Banned from: The House of Time and Space
  • Sutekh the Destroyer was once the head of security for the Osirian Court. Extremely powerful, Sutekh came to fear that one day something might evolve to challenge him. Descending into a hatred of all life, he ended up slaughtering most of his own kind, destroyed his homeworld and embarked on a campaign of death and destruction across the universe, ending up being sealed away on Earth. And when the Doctor came he almost broke out.
  • Barring perhaps the Eternals, Guardians and literal gods, Sutekh is the most powerful being in the Whoniverse and someone who even the Time Lords couldn't stop at full power. The Doctor was only able to trap him in a time corridor. He's so dangerous that his temple is actually a similar prison system to what he had on Earth. And even then he has much more influence here than his homeworld. Its believed that the Grand United Alliance of Destruction were the only ones mad enough to bring him here.
  • In the Whoniverse, his battle with the surviving Osirians was what inspired the Egyptian pantheon. The actual Egyptian pantheon is absolutely horrified of him, as is every single pharaoh. Set is the most offended, angrily stating that he was never about destruction and wants to make his impostor suffer. His hate of Sutekh is so great that he's willing to work with OSIRIS just to stop the Destroyer.
  • As the Eye of Horus is what kept him imprisoned and was located on Mars, all Martian deities find ending him once and for all to be a high priority. The Martian Manhunter in particular because his psychic powers prove somewhat problematic for Sutekh, though he's no slouch in that either. Cosmos wants him dead, and YHVH and Lucifer can't have him destroy all mortals as it would deny them of humanity and/or worship. Melkor opposes him, though more because he wants to be the one to destroy all life and it would get in the way of corrupting the universe as he sees fit.
  • Seriously rivals the Anti-Monitor as the biggest Omnicidal Maniac in the pantheon. His victory would see every planet laid waste, down to the virus and bacteria. He can barely even get along with the other omnicidal maniacs, such as Apophis, the Anti-Monitor and Majin Buu. Even GUAD walks on eggshells near him. While he is likely to turn on Apophis one day, however, there is mutual respect due to being omnicidal Egyptian figures.
  • He was disappointed with the Anti-Spirals. While the desire to crush those who might pose even the slightest threat is a shared opinion, they "merely" stopped at keeping each planet's population under one million. The Anti-Spiral King has stated that he doesn't want to destroy all life, just prevent it from destroying the universe with the Spiral Nemesis. Sutekh has dismissed this, and they consider him too dangerous even by their standards.
  • Wasn't impressed by Beerus, believing that a Destroyer Deity should be far more thorough and that he should stop being so lazy. Beerus has made it clear to him that destruction is not about wiping everything out, and that he's completely mad. While Beerus would probably take Sutekh even if he was freed, the Osirian would rather take out Shin first.
  • By contrast Sutekh was very impressed by the reign of death and terror that the various incarnations of Zamasu brought about, and was willing to make an alliance of convenience, only to be rebuked as Zamasu's hypocrisy cannot permit such a blatant destroyer like Sutekh and (at least in his own mind) he's preserving nature while Sutekh wouldn't let even microbes survive.
  • The closest thing Sutekh has to a friend would be SCP-682, due to sharing the exact same mindset; a belief that every living thing is abominable. Their alliance was completely horrifying, as the SCP Foundation prayed that one might kill the other and now has to try and contain/terminate both. It is a similar belief that Sutekh shares with Doomsday, however, finds working with the beast challenging due to barely being sapient. It is believed that Sutekh hopes to transfer its consciousness and all its power into Doomsday, becoming even more dangerous than before.
  • Has accepted Nekron's offer to help him destroy all life, so long as he is the sole being exempt. Nekron has yet to tell him that others have that in mind, and will likely try to reap the Destroyer after all is said and done. The Lich is happy to help him bring about the extinction of all life. Sutekh has learned of Prismo's Time Room and the one wish to make. He is plotting to wish for the extinction of all life without letting something reverse it as the Lich did.
  • Some comparisons can be made between him and Nyarlathotep the Crawling Chaos as they are cosmically powerful monsters with a pharaoh theme, and the Beast for being in-universe inspirations for Devil figures, and having the same voice. The Beast would rather corrupt and spread his evil than destroy everything though, and while Nyarlathotep likes Sutekh's attitude he would rather toy with mortals than destroy them... at least for now.
  • Permanently banned from the House of Time and Space. By his own, he's already mightier than the Time Lords. With time travel, the carnage he'd inflict would be incomprehensible and Sutekh will not stop until all creation is empty. The Pantheonic Time Police is making sure to intervene the moment he manages to get back to his full power.
  • Would rather not mention the documentary he made with the BBC. He will, however, debate on What Is Evil? for what it's worth.
Fourth Doctor: You use your powers for evil.
Sutekh: Evil? Your evil is my good. I am Sutekh the Destroyer. Where I tread, I leave nothing but dust and darkness. I find that good!

Intermediate Gods

    Charlie Nash 
Charlie Nash, God of Bodies That Went Missing (Captain Nash, Commander Charlie, Paradoxical Avenger, FrankenCharlie, Nashenstein, Monster Nash, Vessel Eleven, Helen's Clay Doll, An Average Puppet [by Urien])
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From his Street Fighter V revival 
  • Intermediate God
  • Symbol: His forelock hairstyle and square glasses
  • Theme Song: Detroit Highway, The Man Who Lost it All for more serious fights, Decisive Bout against mooks, Nothing Can Keep Me Away when being deployed
  • Alignment: Usually Lawful Good, but can reach True Neutral when angered beyond reason
  • Portfolio: Returning Both to the Scene and From the Death (But Not in the Way Many Expected), Super Talented Fighter, Genius Bruiser, Patriotic Fervor, Cool Glasses, No Shirt Behind his Jacket, The One Who Taught Guile the Sonic Boom and Somersault, Being the Same Character, but Different and Not Himself, Keeping a Level Head Except When Dealing with M. Bison, Being Too Skilled For the Villain to Pass Up a Chance to Kill Him, Paradoxical Avenger, Always Has to Die to Cement Shadaloo's Destiny, Barely-Contained Rage Post-Revival, Living on Borrowed Time, Awesomeness by Analysis, Redemption Achieved via Heroic Second Death, Bullet Clear, Tragedy Assault, Judgement Sabre
  • Domains: Combat, Military, Stealth, Life and Death
  • Allies: Guile, Chun-Li, Josiah Bartlet, Ryu, Abel, Rashid, Cammy White, Ken Masters, Zangief, Rose, Roy Mustang, X, Zero (Mega Man), Selena Recital, Maes Hughes
  • Enemies: M. Bison (It's Personal), Balrog, Vega, F.A.N.G, Birdie, Envy, Sigma, Father and Dante (Fullmetal Alchemist), Führer King Bradley, Lust, Gluttony, Pride, Gul'dan, Master Xehanort
  • Unwitting Pawn of: Gill
  • Respects: Remy
  • Pities: Juri Han
  • Opposed by: Urien
  • Opposes: Ryoma Sengoku/Kamen Rider Duke
  • Supported by: Crimson Viper
  • Conflicting Opinion
  • Complicated Relationship with: Kolin
  • He used to hold the title of Those Doomed in Canon, but the guardians of the House of Life and Death found no traces of him in his temple for a good reason. Charlie somehow reappeared in his very temple, with a new title no less.
  • Many deities already know his history, as he's the Air Force captain who pioneered the specialized fighting style including the arts of Sonic Boom and Somersault, then proceeded to train Guile in these same arts. Thanks to this fact, Guile is present in the Pantheon.
  • Ever since his return, Charlie is on the black list of the Grand United Alliance of Evil, due to his superior fighting prowess. In fact, many fear him, save M. Bison for obvious reasons.
  • His philosophy for surviving in combat is to keep a cool head, avoid making mistakes, and strike at the right time. However, M. Bison and Shadaloo's crimes were able to make him lose his cool to the point that he charged headlong straight into what turned out to be a fatal ambush including a Cavalry Betrayal on the part of his own backup.
  • Along the way in his career, Charlie has forged alliances with many of those who would turn up to compete in World Warrior tournaments and end up fighting alongside Guile against Shadaloo, such as Interpol detective Chun-Li, Shadaloo Doll-turned-Delta Red agent Cammy, and Anasatsuken pupils Ryu and Ken. He and Chun-Li once posed as a husband-and-wife duo on one particular mission, and he's done enough research on the Satsui no Hado to see that Ryu's power could be important. Unfortunately, in his return he's even willing to kill said friends if they get in his way. He stopped trusting ANYONE because of the above ambush.
  • The reason for his return is explained: Charlie did indeed die in the waterfall ambush, which took place some time after saving the life of Abel at one point. The organization who led to his rebirth is in fact…Illuminati, hence the jewel is located in his forehead. In fact, his sickly-looking stitched-together new skin came from one of the special prototype vessels in Urien's laboratory. On top of that, he was amnesiac at first but has recovered his memories, though he's still being manipulated by said organization as he isn't fully aware of who they are. Urien thinks of him as a worthless puppet who should be exterminated, but Gill and HelenAKA  are hopeful that he will serve their prophecies.
  • He hid himself from everyone including Abel and Guile until it was time for him to act against Shadaloo in his revival since he just plain doesn't trust anyone anymore. Even his mysterious nurse Helen. While he's grateful that she's been tending him back to form amd doesn't fully know what's going on with her, he's no idiot to the fact she has ulterior motives behind the anti-Bison alliance she's forging.
    • Aside from Nash himself, said alliance also includes the sadistic Juri, who Nash pities for how the dark path she's taken of infiltration for the sake of vengeance has reshaped the core of her being.
  • Nash holds a photo of Guile as a memento. The reason behind it? Guile has an important chess piece Helen needs him to take from the man. He went after Guile and took the piece without a word because it's key to stopping Shadaloo. It would turn out the piece was one of the keys to seven artificial "Black Moons" used to amplify negative emotions and spiral global society into chaos in order to feed Bison's Psycho Power up to nigh-invincibility.
  • Charlie had a strong sense of righteousness as well as a seldom-spoken faith during his life, having sworn to protect God's creation, peace, and justice back when he first became a soldier. This puts him over big time with President Jed Bartlet. Jed was disappointed to see that he lost that spark when he resurfaced after being revived as his idealism had given way to an impatient vengeance. But when his good sense returned to him and he quietly reconciled with his friends and honorably sacrificed himself to weaken the unduly-powered Bison enough to cause the Dictator's ultimate defeat in their mortal universe, the Pres was once again pleased with Charlie and happy to greet his reappearance in the Pantheon.
    • Shortly after reviving in the Pantheon, Nash once again sought out Guile, partly at the request of President Bartlet. This time, he ended up saving his old friend from the ambush of Balrog and his new criminal friend Kano, flooring Kano with a Sonic Hurricane and scaring Balrog away. Furthermore, due to the above epiphany Charlie had much friendlier intentions of his own for finding Guile.
    Charlie: We never did get to finish that conversation at Miss Kanzuki's, did we, Guile?
    • Aside from informing Guile of Bartlet's request for a conference, Charlie resumed said conference by revealing to Guile some of the horrors he saw in a mission he conducted against Shadaloo which had made him lose his cool in the first place, as well as the precious little he knows about the people that revived him.
  • Nash finds commonality with Sylvanas Windrunner in that they both came back from the dead to stop and destroy a tyrant. However, unlike Charlie, Sylvanas is a true Revenant Zombie and cannot get past her hatred, something he pities her for.
  • On one hand, he respects the Repliforce trio as well as Rebellion commander Epsilon for leading military orders that represent fighting for freedom. On the other hand, both of their armies have been used as the rubes for one megalomaniac or another with similarities to Bison, so he knows they've been pretty corruptible in the past.
    • On that note, Nash is not a fan of Sigma at all and plans on encountering X and Zero to see about a potential alliance to monitor and stop both Sigma and Bison before the two villains can beat everyone to the punch.
  • Despite knowing Nash is ultimately here to stop an evil dictator in Bison, Edward Elric has trouble trusting him because he was brought Back from the Dead by means of arcane experimentation in a clearly affected state, something the high command in Amestris would've done without hesitation if it was at all possible in Ed's world.
  • Roy Mustang, however, likes Nash's pragmatic (if sometimes ruthless) approach, and finds Nash reminiscent of two of his own military buddies when they're being serious. Mustang has taken it upon himself to tell Nash about Father, with Charlie agreeing to keep an eye out for the Homunculus.
  • Through his constant association with death, Nash managed to run into Ichigo Kurosaki. Ichigo's various powers as well as his balance between being cool-headed and hot-blooded impressed Charlie, but he thinks the young man is a bit too trusting.
  • Remy, a fighting savant with similar abilities to Guile and Nash, has also caught Nash's eye. Upon looking up his backstory, Charlie understood the young man's hatred towards his father but considered it to be hopelessly misdirected. Upon learning Remy had an epiphany which has enabled him to get past his hatred, Nash gained a small measure of admiration for Remy. That said, he still wants to find out who Remy's father is before Remy himself does.
  • When he met his old ally again in the Pantheon, Rashid of the Turbulent Wind was overjoyed to see him in better spirits than before, even if he's still a bit grim and serious. At some point Rashid asked him about a one-time partnership with a woman named Maya, claiming that another friend of his also named Maya had been approached about this, saying it wasn't her but she'd be open to a future alliance. Nash recalled a time when a Royal Thai Police detective helped him investigate Shadaloo while he was working with Interpol in Hong Kong, adding that many basically-incorrect and self-contradictory details were publicized about that incident. Given that Rashid's friend is a redheaded CIA agent, they're confident it's not the same person.
  • Wonders if Ryoma Sengoku had any involvement in his resurrection, but this is not a positive musing as he has zero trust for the process nor the state of his return and he knows Sengoku is an evil scientist.
  • Has approached Selena Recital about a mission-related opportunity of some sort, knowing that she too is a former soldier who once struggled with revenge. They are not divulging any details about it.
  • Upon Helen's ascension under the name Kolin, he immediately set out to try discovering who she was, which he'd already been wondering, and now who helped her ascend. His next step was to meet up with Chun-Li and Guile, confirming to them that she was the one who had resurrected him. When Guile then explained that he had encountered her while looking for Charlie but she fought him away, the group's suspicions grew further.
  • When a barracks suddenly appeared in the Pantheon with new magic-eyed candidate deities rising from the surface only for a single one, King Bradley, to mow down all the others, Guile and Chun-Li went to investigate his temple, with Charlie tailing them. However, this was a decoy: he helped Selena infiltrate the barracks behind everyone's backs before backing his friends. He was able to barely rescue the two from the onslaught of Father's Homunculi, who had all convened with Bradley at the base.
    • The truth about Bradley's revival was soon disseminated: not only was Bradley another Homunculus, with his sin name being Wrath the Furious, Father used help from Master Xehanort and Gul'dan to both draw Bradley out of the afterlife and to create weaker-powered clones of all the other candidates so Bradley could have a glorious display of his power to secure his ascension. When Bartlet contacted Nash to meet again after this revelation, he took Selena to the meeting, and Jed gave her a knowing glance as he congratulated Charlie on a job well done.
  • Mustang introduced him and Guile to Maes Hughes, Roy's own late glasses-wearing best friend, some time after Maes' ascension to the Pantheon. Aside from relating to each other's discovery of the traitorous elements of their governments, Nash appreciates that Hughes has still maintained his levelheaded demeanor.
    • What he doesn't appreciate, however, is Hughes constantly waving around that Fatal Family Photo. He makes him stop doing that by threatening to kill him. Despite this, Charlie intends to help Maes with getting payback against his actual killer, the shapeshifting homunculus Envy.
  • "If you stand in my way...I will kill you."

    Jonathan Joestar 
Jonathan Joestar, God of Heroic Deaths (The First JoJo, Mr. Joestar)
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    Mami Tomoe 
Mami Tomoe, High Prophet of Early Deaths (Candeloro, Holy Mami)
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  • Intermediate Goddess
  • Symbol: A Yellow Soul Gem in front of a block of cheese with a bite in it.
  • Theme Song: Credens Justitiam, but when being really badass, Mirai and Absolute Congifuration.
  • Alignment: Lawful Good, Lawful Evil as a member of the Wings of Magius
  • Portfolio: Magical Girl, Gunslinger, We Hardly Knew Ye, Cool Big Sis, Badass via adaption, The Mammaries, Victim of a Gruesome End, Tea Drinking, Tiro Finale, Lady of War
  • Domain: Magic, Death, Guns
  • Followers: Gai Daigojinote , Cliffjumper
  • High Priests: Ryoji Hase/Kamen Rider Kurokage
  • Allies: Madoka Kaname, Usagi "Serena" Tsukino, Sayaka Miki, Nanoha Takamachi, Len, Kyouko Sakura, Iroh, Paio II, Noel Vermillion, Litchi Faye-Ling, Guan Yu, Archer, Fate Testarossa, Doctor Wong Fei-Hung, Karen Minazuki, Charlotte the Dessert Witch and her avatars Bebe and Nagisa, Coco Reeve and Miranda Campbell, Coyote Starrk, Ms. Fortune, Kiriya Kujo/Kamen Rider Lazer, Kouta Kazuraba/Kamen Rider Gaim, Eiji Hino/Kamen Rider OOO, The Hero Club (Especially Fu), Takumi Inui/Kamen Rider Faiz, Kisaragi, Guts, William A. Zeppeli, Anna Kozuki/Kaboom, Miyako, Eddard Stark, Squigly, Asgore, Church, Mia Fey, Androids 17 and 18
  • Enemies: The Incubators, Ryoma Sengoku/Kamen Rider Duke, Big Bird
  • Opposes: Joel
  • Ascended to the Pantheon after aiding in the defeat of a mad prophet called Oriko Mikuni and her mass-murdering, insane compatriot (Kirika Kure, a blade witch) while she kept her resolve to fight as a Puella Magi rather than snapping and killing her teammates... again. Mami is thankful to the young Yuma Chitose for keeping her on the right path.
    • Unfortunatly, Oriko has since ascended to the Pantheon with Kirika as her Herald. Mami has made it clear that she will stop them if they try to kill anyone.
  • She has no malice towards her mortal killer, Charlotte the Dessert Witch, in fact Charlotte has become something of a pet of hers, which she loves in an unconditional fashion. In turn, Charlotte is rather protective of Mami's well-being... And gets a lot of cheese.
  • She and Kyouko Sakura use to be old friends and a team. Much has happened, but they have reconciled that friendship. Litchi notes that when the two of them are together... they are more like sisters than friends. Kyouko agrees.
    • In a somewhat hilarious example, this was partially what lead her to become friends with Squigly, as she's almost like a more lady-like version of Kyoko.
  • Being High Prophet of Early Deaths, Her task in the pantheon is to hear the life and times of the forgotten... to allow their passing. If she deems them worthy, subjects can be given a chance to fight for their credentials (which was denied in the mortal life).
  • Part of her past time is spent practising Gun Kata with Noel, particularly to increase her awareness in combat, is a regular customer at Iroh's tea-hut, meets with Litchi and Paio II ( the three of them are becoming known as the 'Boobie Trio') regularly. Mami made lots of friends since her Ascension and is really glad she won't be alone any longer.
    • This is very important as any misteps about her being lonely would result in her turning into Candeloro. Thankfully, with someone as kind as Litchi near her, the chances of her turning into that seems... low.
    • It was revealed that Paio was flat chested, and the ownership was relegated to Litchi, leaving the group down to the two of them. Fortunately, Paio's place was quickly filled by Sona Buvelle, so technically they're still a trio. Mami herself has come to enjoy Sona's music plays.
  • Nanoha and Fate once watched how Mami died once. They were REALLY scared. It seemed to provoke their motherly instincts, but they're not sure why. Mami doesn't talk a lot about that...
  • Is rather glad that her sempai, Usagi, has returned to the pantheon. Kyouko can't help but tease her about it.
  • As Eddard Stark was horrified to find that she met a similar fate as his, he decided to act as surrogate father to her. Ned feels that she reminds him of his own daughters.
  • Ever since Madoka befriended Beerus the Seventh God of Destruction, poor Mami now has to prepare ten time the treats for the Afternoon Tea Parties she holds Every Thursday because he is a Big Eater who can out-eat Son Goku himself. Mami counts her blessings that Beerus is largely indifferent about the Apple Pies she bakes for Kyouko; she simply can't handle the repair bills like King Kai did for his ravaged planet if Kyouko loses her temper about it.....
  • Prior to The Great Upheaval, Mami has refined her already powerful yet graceful fighting style to the definition of deadly-elegance by studying under Doctor Wong Fei-Hung, the Tenth Tiger of Canton; having Jet Li, his most beloved avatar as a classmate really helps.
  • Guan Yu allegedly taught Mami the secret to keeping those impossible fabulous twin-corkscrew tails nice-and-curled even in combat. Mami has not remarked on said matter, but nonetheless states she enjoys the company of The Warrior God as a scholar and a gentleman.
  • Has formed a strong friendship with Coyote Starrk, noting the similarities between both their fighting styles and desire for companions. She's one of the few gods in the Pantheon, aside from his Herald Lilynette, who can force him to actually get off his butt and do something. As such, he's a frequent guest at her Afternoon Tea Parties.
    • He has also taken to training both her and Noel in taking the art of Gun Kata to the next level, something about learning her own version of Cero Metralleta...
    • When she heard that Starrk had been seen around the GUAC, she expressed a deep sense of worry for his safety because it was she who convinced him to join as a spy at the request of Madoka to try to both find out more about Lucifer's plans and get close to Homura. Even so, she's fearful of what the fallout of these actions might mean.
  • Uneasy around her new friend Ms. Fortune considering Fortune's disturbing condition and that she sometimes dresses up as Mami.
  • Dislikes Joel ever since he made fun of her face, considering what happened to her, and decided to obliterate him at one of his fighting tournaments.
  • She kinda took a shine to Android 17 for awhile because he likes to use guns (albeit not against any serious opponents), but really warmed up to him and 18 after seeing their performance in the Tournament of Power, seeing the two repeatedly step up to the plate for each other and their teammates, 18 even knocking out a Magical Girl out of love for her husband, and ultimately sacrifice themselves for the good of the team, with 17 even giving up his life. When Usagi proposed the Sisterhood accept them as allies, Mami was one of the quickest to approve.
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    Minato Namikaze and Kushina Uzumaki 
Minato Namikaze and Kushina Uzumaki, Co-Gods of Deceased Good Parents (Minato: The Fourth Hokage, The Yellow Flash || Kushina: Tomato, Hot-Blooded Habenero)
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Minato Namikaze and Kushina Uzumaki
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  • Intermediate Gods
  • Symbol:
    • Minato: A coat with the words Yondaime hokage cloak written and a hiraishin kunai
    • Kushina: Her hair split in 9 different tips.
  • Theme Music: This when Minato saves Kushina
  • Alignment:
  • Portfolio: Deceased Parents Are the Best
  • Domains: Parenthood
    • Minato: Speed, Combat, War, Leadership
    • Kushina: Red Hair, Chains
  • Allies:
  • Enemies: Any who would harm their son, daughter-in-law, and grandchildren, Ragyo Kiryuuin, Ozai, Madara Uchiha, Deidara, Kaguya Ōtsutsuki, Sephiroth, Griffith, Yhwach, Souske Aizen, Relius Clover, Dr. Sofia Lamb, Medusa Gorgon, Tenjuro Banno
  • On Good terms with: Obito Uchiha, Kurama (Naruto), Nagato
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Mayuri Kurotsuchi, Orochimaru
  • Minato Namikaze is the Fourth Hokage of Konohagakure, famous for having fended off the Nine-Tails' attack on the village. Kushina was a kunoichi from Uzushiogakure's Uzumaki clan and the previous jinchūriki of Kurama. Unbeknownst to Naruto, the two are actually his parents, a secret that was kept from him for his protection. Naruto would eventually learn this from the time he lost control of himself to Kurama during the battle against Pain when Minato's chakra came to aid him, and when Kushina's charkra aided him during the time he attempted to take control of Kurama's chakra. Minato would be brought back by Orochimaru via Edo Tensei to contribute in the war against the Akatsuki and the Ten Tails, helping Obito to come to his senses, aiding him in transfering the other half of Kurama to Naruto when he's on the verge of death, and summoning Team 7 back from Kaguya's dimension alongside all the other deceased Kage. Naruto says his last parting words to his father before the Sage of the Six Paths sends him back to the afterlife.
  • Minato originally shared the title of Fast Movement with Yoruichi, before that title was became hers solely, losing his place in the Pantheon. Kushina, the former Goddess of Attractive Redheads, was less than pleased. Thankfully, the gods found a new title they can share between them, as the Co-Gods of Deceased Good Parents. They wouldn't have it any other way.
  • Minato and Kushina are very proud of Naruto for finally getting the acknowledgement he wanted so badly, becoming the Hokage, and even finding himself the love of his life in Hinata Hyuga. The two treat her like their own daughter, and occasionally pay visits to them and their son, Boruto to check how they're doing. Minato and Kushina also act as the doting grandparents to Boruto as well as his sister Himawari Uzumaki whenever she comes to visit the Pantheon.
  • The two feel pity for Obito upon learning what he has become, even though he was the reason they weren't around to raise Naruto. Minato regrets never being able to save him, while Kushina is disappointed about what Obito has become since he was her favorite out of Minato's students. Currently, the two are on good terms with Obito and do pay him a visit when they need to talk (after Kushina gave Obito one big lecture about his choices), sharing advice with him about what he can do to atone.
    • Minato and Kushina are also on good terms with Nagato, though to a lesser extent due to his actions. Regardless, Minato acknowledges that he is just as much of a pawn as Obito was, while Kushina is sympathetic towards her fellow Uzumaki. So they are willing to give a chance just like Naruto did. Nagato in turn respects the two, both their skills, morality, and for being the parents of Naruto.
    • Naruto's parents are also on good terms with Kurama now, since Naruto is able to befriend him and bring out the best in him. Since Kurama was willing to work alongside Minato in the Fourth Shinobi World War, Kurama no longer holds anything against him and Kushina now.
  • The two can't stand Ragyo Kiryuuin and Ozai, the two being horrifically abusive to their children. They outright state they are not true parents if they're willing to harm their own children. Ragyo's treatment of Satsuki also revolts them to no end.
    • The two also loathe Medusa Gorgon, Relius Clover and Sophia Lamb, parents who had treated their children as objects without care. They make it clear that they will destroy them if they cross paths with each other.
  • The two view Madara as one of their greatest adversaries, since he orchestrated the events that led to Rin's death and corrupted Obito. Minato's students are just like their surrogate children, what Madara did makes it personal.
    • Minato and Kushina also don't like Kaguya, mainly because she tried to kill her own children for opposing her and inheriting her chakra. The two point out that Naruto is right that a mother should be proud of her children becoming independent.
  • The two are aware of Orochimaru's presence in the Pantheon, though they weren't around to witness his crimes and had to learn from their peers in the Pantheon. So far, they're only tolerating Orochimaru at the moment, keeping an eye on him to make sure he doesn't try anything funny.
    • Minato and Kushina dislike working with Mayuri Kurotsuchi, considering his actions towards his peers and Nemu abhorrent. Mayuri couldn't care less.
  • Naruto's parents see a lot of their child in Anri, even if circumstances that led to her becoming an orphan were quite different. The two grew sympathetic to the fact that Anri isolated herself out of fear of the demon sealed within her, and grew proud of her for finding people to love her, and allowing that love to help her resist the demon's control. Anri appreciates their kindness and admits they're the kind of parents she would have wanted.
  • Minato and Kushina are shown to get along with Thomas and Martha Wayne, as well as James Potter. They were parents who weren't there for their son growing up, but their deaths and legacy still played a great role in shaping their children's future. They also cared a great deal for their child from beyond the grave, so they sit down to talk with Minato and Kushina about what they can do to make up for lost time.
    • The two are shown to get along many good parents in the Pantheon, some of them including protective and good parents such as Sophita Alexandra, Mufasa, Professor Utonium, and Bryan Mills. Mufasa in particular even shows sympathy towards Minato for never being interact with his son in his childhood, while he was murdered during Simba's time as a cub.
    • Minato and Kushina would learn of Kirito and Asuna's adoption of Yui, despite still being in their adolescence. They admire how quickly they were able to become Good Parents at such a young age, and they spend some talking to them and sharing tips about raising children.
  • Minato and Kushina heard of another fox spirit named Kurama, who just like the Tailed Beast, also resided in a pregnant woman. The two would come to Kurama face to face, and are surprised by just how different he is from the Tailed Beast with the same name. Ever since, they held conversations with Kurama on a daily basis, talking about the Kitsunes from their respective worlds.
  • In an alternate world, Minato and Kushina lived to raise their child (who is named Memna Uzumaki and still becomes the Jinchūriki of the Nine Tails). Though in this case, Kushina's Hair-Trigger Temper tends to get the best of her, overreacting and hitting her child. Kushina only hit Naruto once when they met, but she did apologize and admit it was bad habit of hers. Kushina worries she would do the same thing her alternate self did to her son had she lived and possibly alienate him as a result, but Minato promises her she won't end up like that all, and they certainly won't be overprotective of him since he's already proven himself capable enough to stand on his own.
  • Exclusive to Minato:
    • Minato tends to visit the House of Heroes in order to make up for lost time being that he missed his son's entire life.
    • Minato was glad to see that both Jiraiya and Kakashi had ascended and surprisingly enough none of his predecessors had ascended. It was then that both learned that the Pantheon was very different from their worlds.
    • Minato and Optimus Prime mutually respect the other's skills in combat and leadership. Optimus does feel sorry though that Minato's term as the Hokage was rather short.
    • Both Sonic and the Flash are impressed by how Minato combine speed with teleportation and turn it into an offensive tatic. Minato has made an offer to train them how to use speed effectively in battle.
  • Exclusive to Kushina:
    • Before the title change, Kushina made her ascension after her son Naruto invited her and Minato in order to join him. They both noted that a title based on her red hair would be perfect which lead to her ascension.
    • A notable event was how she managed to survive a Bijuu extraction a feat that would have instantly killed anyone else. Not only that, but she managed to restrain said bijuu. Even more amazing was this all happened right after giving birth after going through a 10-month pregnancy. The Boss was very much impressed by this. She became the second mother in the Pantheon that no one dares to complain about pregnancy pains.
    • She is considered to have the most beautiful hair amongst the pantheon... well, she tends to get the most compliments at least.
    • She was again utterly horrified to hear what happen to her best friend and her two sons. She decided to visit them both and call them out on their recklessness and punched both on the head. She is happy that Sasuke turned out a little better.
    • She gets really pissed when she heard how many try to pair her with her son. Another way to piss her off is to insinuate that she would neglect Naruto if she was alive and had a second child. That and harming him is a one way of getting an easy asskicking.note 

    William A. Zeppeli 
William Antonio Zeppeli, God of Mentors Fated to Die (The First Zeppeli, Monopoly Man, "Glazed in Bitches" Zeppeli)
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Lesser Gods

    Artina 
Artina, Goddess of Killed Off Cuties (The Angel of Avarice, Thief Angel, Vulcanus)
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  • Lesser Goddess
  • Symbol: Her braided pony tail wrapped around a med kit
  • Alignment: Neutral Good (formerly Lawful Good)
  • Portfolio: Killed Off Cuties, Unjustly punished kind acts, Good Samaritans, Five Finger Collecting, angel with no fear
  • Domains: Good, Healing, Protection, Suffering
  • Allies: Flonne (chain of command), Valvatorez, Fenrich, Ramza Beoluve, Marona, Raspberyl, Robin Hood, Shion Sonozaki, Rena Ryuguu, Rika Furude, Axel (on a good day), Colette Brunel,
  • Enemies: Mayuri, Nurgle, Sheriff of Nottingham
  • Flonne, upon becoming an Archangel, recommended Artina's ascension. Initially, the other gods were afraid that Artina would be just like her superior, but were relieved to find out that she's a lot more level-headed.
  • Artina has been banned from the House of Commerce for helping Robin Hood steal from the Sheriff of Nottingham and other gods, though this hasn't stopped her from making visits to the House of Crime to plot their next heist.
    • When confronted by the members of the House of Justice, she defends it by saying that they're only collecting illegal funds and nothing more than that. When asked for proof, she always has the proper paper work detailing the various illegal transfers and transactions. The paperwork is so convoluted that some members just want to ignore her crime so that they don't have to bother looking at it. That and the fact that many of her targets tend to deserve it makes some look the other way.
    • Flonne is often asked if it is alright for her subordinate to engage in theft, though Flonne is more concerned that Artina and Robin Hood have yet come up with a name for their partnership.
  • Now acts as a "care taker" for the "Hinimizawa Club Members", being responsible for preventing them from wrecking havoc when in their "infected" state. Rika has provided her with Hinimizawa Syndrome medication (always in syringe form) for this purpose.
    • While Shion is the most psychotic when infected, Rena and her freakish strength and affinity for fire was the reason she was chosen. It helps that Artina rarely feels any fear when it comes to tending those in need.

    Eddard "Ned" Stark 
Lord Eddard "Ned" Stark, God of Quickly Killed Main Characters (Lord of the North, Lord Paramount of the North, Warden of the North, Lord of Winterfell, Hand of the King, Lord Regent, Protector of the Realm, Mah Nigga Ned)
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    Jason Todd/Red Hood 
Jason Peter Todd, Patron Saint of Dead Sidekicks (Red Hood II, Robin II, Red Robin I, Nightwing II, Red X?, Wingman, Arkham Knight)
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Outlaws Costume 
The Arkham Knight 
  • Lesser God
  • Symbol: His Red Hood helmet or a red Bat symbol.
  • Theme Song: Under The Red Hood Main Title, Predator Suite
  • Alignment: Chaotic Good normally, Chaotic Neutral on his worst days
  • Portfolio: Getting Killed by The Joker and Staying Dead for years (Until 2005), His Death being Batman's Greatest Failure, Back from the Dead, Opts for A More Violent Means towards Criminals, Uses Guns, in Sharp Contrast to the Bat-Family, Black Robin, Costume Copycat, Feeling Inferior to Dick, Jerk with a Heart of Gold, Fallen Hero, Being Betrayed By His Mother and Feeling Betrayed By Bruce For Not Killing The Joker, "Well Done, Son!" Guy, Grey-and-Gray Morality, Pay Evil unto Evil, Anti-Hero or Anti-Villain.
  • Domains: Sidekicks, Weapons, Vigilantes, Revenge, Rebirth, Anti-Heroism
  • Allies: Terry McGinnis, Damian Wayne, Cassandra Cain, Alfred Pennyworth, Bizarro, Spawn, Starfire, Kiritsugu Emiya, Akame, Night Raid, Bucky Barnes (fellow dead sidekick), John Wick, Roxas, Xion, Lea, Hanzo Hasashi/Scorpion, Kuai Liang/Sub-Zero, Hikage, Grøh, Elliot Alderson, Kaito Kumon/Kamen Rider Baron, Guts, The Boys, Eddie Brock, Venom, The Eight Travelers
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Commissioner James Gordon, Clark Kent/Superman, Oliver Queen/Green Arrow, Peter Parker/Spider-Man, Rust Cohle, Marty Hart, Shinnosuke Tomari/Kamen Rider Drive, Kouta Kazuraba/Kamen Rider Gaim
  • Friendly Sibling Rivalry: Dick Grayson/Nightwing, Tim Drake/Red Robin
  • Enemies: The Joker, The Batman Who Laughs, Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin (Really, Most of the Batfamily's Rogues Gallery), Superboy-Prime, Regime Superman, Wilson Fisk/The Kingpin, Mr Negative, Quan Chi, The Slavers, Takeshi Asakura/Kamen Rider Ouja, Wild Hunt (especially Champ), The Fans, Griffith and the Godhand, Cletus Kasady/Carnage, Patrick Bateman, The 456 Ambassador, Clown/The Violator, Anyone Willing to Harm or Kill Children
  • Special Relationships: Bruce Wayne/Batman (his adopted father), Barbara Gordon/Batgirl
  • Pitied By: Kara Zor-El/Supergirl, Starfire, The Phantom Thieves of Hearts
  • Conflicted Opinion: Madoka Kaname, Atrocitus, Dexter Morgan
  • Opposes: Any Evil-Aligned Member of the House of Crime, Frank Underwood
  • Jason Peter Todd; a runaway who first encountered Batman when he was caught trying to steal the tires off the Batmobile. The sheer nerve and stones needed to commit such an act impressed the Bat, and he would soon be taken under Bruce Wayne's wing and become the second to take up the mantle of Robin, replacing Dick Grayson. Unlike his predecessor and successors, Jason would never be able to completely fulfil his heroic career as he was suddenly kidnapped, tortured, beaten and killed by the Joker in an effort to hurt Batman. The event left Bruce with the most psychological and emotional scars since the death of his parents and regarded the untimely death of Jason as his greatest failure. Years later, however, a mysterious figure taking up the "Red Hood" guise began his own vigilante crusade in Gotham, determined to control and oversee crime to a manageable level and to take vengeance upon the Joker. The Red Hood was Jason Todd, resurrected through otherworldly means and was hellbent on killing the Joker for obviously personal reasons.
    • As a vigilante who was not hesitant in killing criminals if needed, Jason would ultimately come to blows against his adopted father and mentor, alongside becoming bitter rivals against the other Robins, especially Dick Grayson whom Dick harboured jealousy against, which lead to an inferiority complex on his part. Over time, however, Jason softened up and was open to helping out his old man and rivals time and again. In time, he would form his own vigilante team, the Outlaws, consisting of himself, Artemis and Bizarro (a previous team exists that had Arsenal and Starfire but since disbanded). Still, he isn't giving up on being lethal if that's what's getting the job done.
  • Jason ascended into the Pantheon thanks to his efforts in trying to become a better person after his scuffle against Batman as the Red Hood. Still, he's not exactly the nicest guy, but at least he's making an attempt. That, and while the Jason in the Pantheon is the original version, he has memories and visions regarding his different iterations, including one where he was instead tortured for days by the Joker and then shot dead, only for the latter to be faked and for Jason to later resurface as the Arkham Knight. Regardless, most iterations of Jason saw redemption in some way.
    • The former Robin was left stunned by the vastness of the Pantheon before quickly realizing that crime rates here would be reasonably high and demanding. Swiftly making plans, Jason set in motion an effort to make any of the criminals he comes across fear him, and for good reason. Batman may not kill, but Jason is a different story...
  • Out of all of the vigilantes from Gotham City, Jason may be one of the most unscrupulous and lethal out of the bunch, and the fact that he's been trained by Batman himself is a testament to how feared he is by the criminal underworld. The House of Crime have been reported to have many of its residents, ascended or not, to fear Jason more than his mentor, because he's simply not hesitant to kill. And in case he doesn't want to be lethal, Jason is still a lot more brutal than his adopted father.
  • Despite his status as a lone vigilante, Jason is willing to work with others if that's the best available option. In spite of their differing takes on approaching criminals, he'll team up with Batman and the other Robins if the situation needs it. He doesn't want to admit it, but Jason does care about them, especially Alfred and Barbara and is incredibly protective of them.
  • If there's any sort of criminals Jason despises the most, it has to be those who are more than willing to put children in harm's way or mark them for death. It doesn't matter if the idea of killing is morally wrong, Jason will stuff in as many bullets as he could.
    • At some point, Jason came across Wild Hunt and put in a pretty good fight against them, though retreated when he realized he was outmatched thanks to Wild Hunt's use in Imperial Arms. It was also these events that led to Jason meeting up with Night Raid, vigilantes who took to killing as the best route to liberating and providing a ray of hope to the oppressed citizens of their world's empire. Seeing a lot of similarities in them, Jason approved of their methods and declared a working relationship with Night Raid. They, in return, respected Jason's determination in combating crime in his city.
    • Speaking of Wild Hunt itself, Jason's main target for killing is, unsurprisingly, Champ. The very idea of someone who has an absolutely deranged mindset about children and resorts to killing them to make them be "little angels forever" was mind-numbing on Jason's mind. The cherry on top of the cake was how Champ gleefully raped the young daughter of a respectable fallen soldier, prompting Jason to immediately blast him to bits anytime he tries to break into the House of Family. Syura isn't far behind either, and Jason was just as disgusted with the depraved actions the Prime Minister's son is willing to take. He sincerely believes that Wild Hunt are Beyond Redemption (and hardly anyone could argue against Jason for it).
  • Predictably, his willingness to kill is a point of contention towards many of the heroes in the Pantheon, the Batfamily aside. To Jason, the existences of the Grand Alliances of Evil and Destruction justify his viewpoint, given that they are not above hiring the biggest scums into their service.
    • Still, there are other beings who are willing to fight for good and justice, even if killing is their main way of securing it. As aforementioned, Jason is respectful of Night Raid and their efforts to combat Prime Minister Honest, Esdeath and Wild Hunt. He also found himself becoming a close associate with a man named Grøh, who was driven by the death of his family and a friend, Curtis from the Malfested. Jason can also relate to Grøh's more blunt and ruthless approach to handling his foes and is willing to work with him in stopping any potential thugs and Malfested. That and Jason figured that Astral Fissures can potentially pop up in Gotham if left unchecked.
  • Outside of the Joker, Jason's biggest animosity towards Bruce's rogues gallery is directed towards the Penguin. This was for incredibly personal reasons, namely that the Penguin was responsible for the imprisonment of Jason's father. To exact his frustration and revenge, Jason decided to not kill the Penguin, but rather invade his headquarters and personal nightclub, the Iceberg Lounge, and proceed to throw him in a safe room before taking over the nightclub for himself. Since then, the Penguin is making plans for a comeback. Jason dares him to do so.
  • His bitterness, angsty approach towards relationships and his anger issues towards crime was an intriguing aspect for Atrocitus and the Red Lantern Corps, citing that Jason would make for a very worthy addition. Jason, however, prefers to help his distance from them, claiming that he's rather uncomfortable working with an organization who already have a sour relationship with the Green Lantern Corps and the scope of his goals are at city-range for the time being. That said, Atrocitus did muse that this scope can increase at any point, or maybe in an instant, to which Jason may consider a Red Lantern Ring if it goes too far.
  • Spawn and the Punisher are in approval for what Jason undertakes, to the point in which they are pretty willing to take him with their crusade against fighting crime. Jason himself is surprised to see how vicious and brutal the two of them are in their crimefighting career, but given how the two of them have been through a lot of wacky situations, he'll tag along. Additionally, all three of them have emotional family baggage that still tail them around to this very day, which they could relate to. Jason sends his condolences to Frank's family and is helping Spawn out in searching for the Violator after learning of how he killed Spawn's ex-wife, Wanda out of spite.
  • Has a great deal of respect towards Kiritsugu Emiya. Jason noticed how he was so determined to save the world that he wouldn't have cared about his own infamous reputation and noticed how he could have potentially gone through that route at one point. Kiritsugu is open to inviting Jason along in helping to create a better world for everyone, even if it meant using lethal force, though Jason has admitted that he's mellowing out over time. That doesn't change the fact that he will ruthlessly gun down the absolutely depraved if he is allowed the chance, which Kiritsugu could understand.
  • Developed a surprising friendship with the Eight Travellers as each of them were incredibly protective and caring for one another, in addition to taking the time to protect others if need be. Jason also respects the fact that they are willing to kill if it means to protect others and to stop their crimes from spreading. That said, Tressa, who is the sole member to refrain from killing, finds it rather difficult to approach Jason, given his psychological issues, though he, in return, doesn't bear any ill will towards her and instead would rather be protective towards Tressa, given she's the youngest of the group. Out of all the members, he personally favours Primrose the most, given that she's determined to avenge her family and loved ones, like how Jason himself is driven to bring crime down.
  • The Phantom Thieves of Hearts, especially Makoto Niijima, are conflicted about Jason. On one hand, they are not exactly fond of the fact that he would take lethal measures to ensure his goals of controlling crime and terrifying criminals to submission, or at least the mindset to commit serious criminal actions, given that the Phantom Thieves tend to alter their opponent's mindset to a completely different (and more benevolent) personality. On the other hand, they do sympathize on Jason's issues and trauma and, given that they are allies with Batman, would like to try helping him out in that regard. And of course, there's also the possibility of Jason having a Palace within him, due to his emotional and psychological scars and angst, which Futaba Sakura knows (and dreads) all too much about.
    • In contrary, Jason finds the Phantom Thieves's ability to basically rewire one's brain and mind to be interesting and a rather effective way of bringing down criminals. Though he does confess that if he were in their place, he would have unhesitantly driven a bullet into many of their targets's skull, especially if they just so happened to be Suguru Kamoshida and Masayoshi Shido. Despite their conflicting approach to crime, The Phantom Thieves simply want Jason to tone down his viciousness and be more open to his adopted family, in addition to wanting to make sure he doesn't suddenly succumb to a potential palace if he does develop one. Jason, while respectful of the Phantom Thieve's efforts, thinks they could be a lot more proactive when it comes to fighting crime.
  • While Jason believes that criminals and bad people can redeem themselves, he also bases this viewpoint in how much damage and misery they have caused throughout and sincerely believes that those who have done too much suffering are simply incapable of being changed. As a result, he has a difficult time grasping how someone like Darth Vader and Obito Uchiha can not only suddenly atone, but are also forgiven by those they have directly hurt, physically or psychologically. Not to mention how that they're attempting to benefit for the side of Good in the Pantheon seems rather irksome.
  • He's one of the few (anti-)heroes who isn't too fond of Madoka Kaname. He doesn't hate her and Jason is actually commendable in her being able to defeat Kyubey through a loophole in the latter's logic in granting wishes, alongside being someone of comfort towards hurt souls. This does not mean Jason cuts Madoka some slack when it comes to not being too proactive in the Pantheonic Forever War and becoming a victim to the machinations of YHVH and Lucifer which resulted in the loss of her influence and powers. When he heard she got some of her powers back, Jason's advice was simply telling her to toughen up and be ready, especially when Homura Akemi is dead-set on protecting Madoka to the point of actually deterring her needs and confidence.
  • For all of his determination in wanting the Joker dead, he was horrified to see how in one continuity, the Joker's death by Batman's hands led to the creation of The Batman Who Laughs. Not to mention Jason was killed a second time in said continuity (alongside Dick, Tim and Barbara) by his own adopted father when he was in the early stages of transformation. And now that The Batman Who Laughs is in the Pantheon, Jason is taking any step possible to prepare himself in battle against the most twisted iteration of Batman. At the very least, he's got a few new friends on his side.
  • There was once the common joke that "No One Stays Dead in Comics except Bucky, Jason Todd and Uncle Ben". During the 2000s, the former two were bought back to life, albeit under villainous circumstances. Jason finds the joke to be annoying, but he's glad of the fact that he can closely associate with Bucky, due to their villainous tenures and then patching things up with their mentors later down the line. As for Uncle Ben himself, Jason sends his condolences, to which the old man basically told him to simply become a better man.
    • That said, Wiz and Boomstick have discovered at least one timeline where Bucky and Jason came to blows when SHIELD sent Bucky to a neglected restaurant where Jason was about to tuck into a Big Belly Burger. It didn't end well... for Jason, because Bucky ended up crushing his head with one hand. Needless to say, Jason's pretty disturbed by that timeline.
  • Is somewhat perplexed by Dexter Morgan. On one hand, he is a dangerous Serial Killer who kills his victims gruesomely and is more than ready to do the deed again. On the other hand, he exclusively hunts down murderers and other criminal scums due to his adopted father telling him to concentrate his murderous urges to those that "deserve it". Jason thinks he'd be a very suitable asset if he lived in Gotham, though Bruce is less-than-enthusiastic about him, considering he's, well, a Serial-Killer Killer, and most of the Batfamily have a Thou Shalt Not Kill Policy, so Jason has a hard time wanting to associate with him. Dexter, on the other hand, likes Jason for being unfettered about killing criminals, though Jason does assert that he's toning himself down a few notches, only being willing to kill towards those who are truly depraved.
  • While his relationship with Bruce and the Batfamily is vitriolic for the most part, Jason is pretty subtle about showcasing his affection and care towards him. It's a well-known fact that he still sees Bruce as a father and while Dick and Tim are still rivals, the circumstances are on more civil terms nowadays. In contrast, Jason is a lot more extrovert towards Alfred who is open to embrace and take care of him, and Jason couldn't thank him any more. As for Barbara, Jason can relate to her in how both of them were damaged by the Joker in one way or another and thus, feels instinctively protective towards her.
    • To his surprise, the Robin he gets along with the most is Damian, Bruce's only biological child, given how the two of them are more Hot-Blooded than the other proteges' and initially had a lot of difficulty working with Bruce. If anything, Jason is the closest Damian has to an older brother, more so than Dick and Tim. Jason also has some affection for Cassandra Cain for largely the same reasons as Damian and Cassandra's own tenure as a solo vigilante who was more driven by bitterness and personal tragedy more than most of her older sidekicks isn't lost on Jason, who notes the similarities.
    • He initially showed some caution and concern for how Terry McGinnis would serve as Bruce's predecessor, given how even after all those years, Gotham was still riddled with crime. However, Jason was genuinely surprised and impressed with how Terry was able to permanently stop the Joker (albeit with help from Bruce) and bring an end to his reign of terror. Outside of their crimefighting shticks, Jason would often meet up with Terry and hang out with him as a surrogate "big brother", wanting to spend time like how Dick was able to do so with Tim.
You can't stop crime. That's what you never understood. I'm controlling it. You wanna rule them by fear. But what do you do with the ones who aren't afraid? I'm doing what you won't, I'm taking them out!

    Jeanne (Belladonna of Sadness
Jeanne, Goddess of Burned Witches
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  • Lesser Goddess
  • Symbol: The plant belladonna
  • Theme Song: "Kanashimi no Belladonna"
  • Alignment: Chaotic Neutral
  • Portfolio: Raped by a baron on her wedding night, struck many a Deal with the Devil, becoming a Hot Witch and shameless about it, can use belladonna to cure any illness, ultimately burned for witchcraft
  • Domains: Women, Witchcraft, the Abused, Revenge, Rebellion
  • Allies: Akira Fudou/Devilman, Jeanne d'Arc, Norman Babcock and Agatha Prenderghast
  • Enemies: Roose Bolton, Claude Frollo, The Incubators, the various Satan / Lucifer figures
  • Interested in: Various Magical Girls, especially the Puella Magis
  • Sympathy from: Castlevania Dracula
  • In Medieval France, a peasant girl named Jeanne, newly married to Jean, was raped by an abusive baron when the couple failed to pay the exorbitant marriage fee. After that traumatic event, Jeanne started having visions of a spirit tempting her with power. Jeanne's fortunes increased thanks to her supernatural connections, which led to greater scrutiny from the baron as the villagers often went to her for help with various things. Eventually, the spirit revealed himself to be the Devil and empowered Jeanne with magical abilities. At this point, Jeanne's village was struck by the Bubonic plague and she won the villagers' favor with her remedies. The baron, feeling threatened by her power, offered to make her the second most important noble in the land to try to control her, but Jeanne refused, saying she wanted to conquer the world. The baron had her captured and burned at the stake, ending her life.
  • Although her time in the mortal world was finished, Jeanne wound up saved from oblivion by the Devilman Akira Fudou, who felt grief at her tragic life and carried her into the Pantheon himself. Jeanne initially thought he was the Devil himself, come to collect her soul after their dealings, but Akira vehemently insisted he was human and his demon side was forcefully given to him by the Devil, thus making Akira and Jeanne not too dissimilar by his estimation. Another reason for Akira's interest in Jeanne, which she didn't learn until later, is that his love interest Miki was accused of being a witch due to her connection to him. Either way, Akira practically demanded that the Main House make Jeanne a goddess. While the higher gods are not ones to take orders from Akira, they did decide to ascend Jeanne after proper research and deliberation. Jeanne thought this was quite an ironic turn of events for someone such as herself.
  • Akira remains her staunchest ally in the Pantheon and he often goes to her for her belladonna remedies whenever he gets injured in battle. In return, few will actively mess with Jeanne for fear of Devilman's vengeance falling upon them. Akira often finds himself flustered with Jeanne's penchant for going around completely naked, with the sorceress being fond of teasing him, much to his frustration as he is not blind to such obvious fanservice, but he really wants to be faithful to Miki. Jeanne has mused to herself that she wouldn't mind replacing Miki in his eyes, although she is wise enough not to voice those thoughts out loud or act on them.
  • It's evident from her story that Jeanne has plenty of good reason not to be fond of the aristocracy, what with their potential for abuse that she experienced first-hand. One in particular that she likes to make life a living hell for is Roose Bolton due to his casual admissions of having raped peasant girls and calling it his "rights". Given that's exactly what happened to Jeanne, one can understand why she takes issue with his presence, even being specifically deified for that crime. Roose himself seems to spare few thoughts for Jeanne and considers her as little more than an animal who's gone out of control and thus needs to be slaughtered.
  • Although it's thanks to her deal with the Devil that Jeanne has her magical powers, she does not appear to be particularly grateful to him and resents most of the Devil figures in the Pantheon for her fate. She seems to reserve a special dislike for SMT!Lucifer, believing he cloaks his true intentions behind his veneer of pleasantness; she even theorizes that he was the one she interacted with in her world. With that said, Lucifer is decidedly not hostile to her and is happy that she not only did whatever she pleased, flying in the face of the authorities in her world, but also managed to instigate the French Revolution through her death.
  • Jeanne also claims that, though the Devil had her body, her soul still belongs to God. This has not translated into any of the God figures in the Pantheon attempting to contact her as of yet, likely because she still made deals with the Devil despite her claims of devotion. However, there is the arguably-next best thing: the Saint Jeanne d'Arc, who feels great compassion for the sorceress' fate, the pyre having been d'Arc's own demise under similar (false) charges of witchcraft. It has not escaped either of their notices that they share the same name besides. The sorceress was considerably surprised that a Saint like d'Arc has no problem with her activities and is seriously trying to reach out to her. This is probably because, as Jeanne soon learned, d'Arc has been often involved in something called the Holy Grail War, where mages tend to commit far worse things than Jeanne ever did. Either way, Jeanne appreciates how d'Arc is very humble for a Saint and the two have formed something of an Odd Friendship.
  • Jeanne d'Arc is like the proverbial exception that confirms the rule, as most other people of God in the Pantheon don't have such a merciful view of an unholy witch like Jeanne. Judge Claude Frollo seems especially fixated in making Jeanne burn at the stake once more and see if that will purify her once and for all. Knowing him, and knowing how voluptuous Jeanne is, Frollo probably is also lusting after the sorceress in his own sickening and twisted way. Frollo's contradictory relationship to sexual matters is Actually Pretty Funny to the very liberated Jeanne, who can't seem to get enough of trolling Frollo in that regard (though she decidedly has no interest in sating Frollo's thirst).
  • As far as other witches who met a grisly end go, Jeanne finds herself growing protective of Agatha Prenderghast, a girl born with the ability to see ghosts who was ostracized for her gift and hanged at the age of 12. It also extends to her co-deity Norman Babcock to a lesser extent (given he lives in a more tolerant time). Jeanne feels revolted knowing that people's fear of witchcraft could extend to harming such young children. Agatha and Norman return Jeanne's interest as they realize their similarities to her, though Norman (and some other deities) can't help but half-jokingly wonder if it's inappropriate for minors like them to hang around someone like Jeanne.
  • On the other hand, the Pantheon is just chock-full of young girls gifted with magical powers and who use their abilities to fight evil. Jeanne learned these were more commonly called Magical Girls than witches. She is certainly interested in studying where the line between the two concepts is drawn. In the meanwhile, she has heard of a particularly unfortunate group of Magical Girls known as the Puella Magis, who have the caveat that abusing their power leads to them being corrupted into monstrous abominations called Witches. Jeanne traced the origins of the Puella Magis to little alien creatures called Incubators, whose disarmingly cute looks belie their penchant for manipulating girls into becoming Puella Magis while concealing the dire consequences from them. With that in mind, the Incubators are, of course, disgusting to Jeanne, who doesn't have a problem with frustrating their plans every step of their way.
  • One of the Count Draculas in the Pantheon became the evil monster he is due to losing his wife in a very similar way to how Jeanne died; she administered a cure for villagers afflicted with the plague, got accused of witchcraft for it and was burned at the stake. For that reason, this Count Dracula, though usually black-hearted, appears to have a soft spot for the witch who reminds him so much of his wife. Jeanne does in return feel for his sad story, although her allegiance to Devilman stops pursuing a true alliance with the evil vampire.

    Jenette Vasquez 
Private Jenette Vasquez, Goddess of Expendable Tomboys
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  • Lesser Goddess
  • Symbol: Her headband and custom M56 Smartgun
  • Alignment: Chaotic Good
  • Portfolio: Tomboy Who Dies, Ambiguously Bi (to her, it's nobody's business), The Big Gal, Blood Knight, The Berserker, Helmets Are Hardly Heroic, The Lad-ette, Spicy Latina, Tank-Top Tomboy, Better to Die than Be Killed and You Shall Not Pass!
  • Domain(s): Tomboys, Military, Sacrifice
  • Herald: Carmen Vasquez (her younger sister)
  • High Priestess: Rain Ocampo
  • Followers: Cpl. Jane Proudfoot, FBI Agent Naomi Misora, Kathryn O'Brien, Trudy Chacon, Dizzy Flores, Dayna Jurgens, Isolde, Pauline Mikado
  • Allies: Cpl. Dwayne Hicks, Ellen Ripley, XCOM, Ashley Williams, Berserker!Iji Kataiser, the Tactician, Sarah Connor, Kyle Reese, John Connor (Enemy as the T-3000), Princes Daisy, Meryl Siverburgh, Johnny Sasaki, IF, Compa, Hitomi
  • Enemies: The Xenomorph Drone, Facehuggers, the android Ash, all evil aliens, SKYNET, The First T-800, The T-1000
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: All non-evil alien deities, "Uncle Bob" T-800
  • Ripley and Hicks were surprised to hear that another candidate from their universe was going to ascend to the Pantheon. Both dreaded that it might be perhaps the Xenomorph Queen or someone else at Weyland-Yutani. Thankfully, it turned out to be one of the marines in the mission at LV-426; Jenette Vasquez. Trope she ascended for; Vasquez Always Dies, a trend where in a group, the least feminine girl in it tends to kick the bucket while the most feminine one makes it to the end, though there have been subversions to that trend.
    • Vasquez doesn't mind this, since she's reunited with not only Ripley and Hicks, but also her sister Carmen, who also "fell" in battle to the Xenomorphs just like her, and now serves as her herald.
  • Sarah and John Connor had to check twice in their encounters with Vasquez, somehow almost mistaking her for John's foster mom Janelle Voight, who was as far from being a tomboy as can be from Vasquez. By extension, she's come to know about SKYNET and the Terminators thanks to them.
  • Prior to joining the military, she was (probably) an illegal immigrant from outside the USA. She lived the life of a street gangster, which ultimately led to her committing murder at a young age and being sent to juvenile prison. As part of the Service or Jail Act, in order to avoid further detention, she enlisted in the USCM. As such, she makes time to help young individuals struggling from the same issues that had affected her in her youth.
  • As a soldier tasked with killing aliens, not to mention her experiences in LV-426, she's slow to trust any extraterrestrial, regardless of alignment.
  • Aside from her smart gun, Vasquez has a Smith & Wesson Model 39 with ivory grips for a sidearm.
  • Given who portrayed her, some wonder how stacked is she actually. Of course, no one thinking to ask has gathered the courage to.
  • Given her track record against the Xenomorphs, X-COM has also thought of recruiting her. Given that Weyland-Yutani considered her and the rest of her squad expendable, even though X-COM tends to lose its operatives quite a bit in their operations, Vasquez immediately signed up.
    • Among the allies she's made while there was Iji Kataiser. The Berserker one, that is. Vasquez is both impressed with her massive kill count of over 300 alien soldiers as well as the weapon she used to kill them with yet at the same time concerned that this was all at the young age of 20 (to Vasquez's 26) over the course of a single day (or a few), not to mention how much it affected her psyche. As for the Pacifist one, Vasquez is puzzled with her…dubious no-kill code, but the Berserker vouched for her since the aliens they fought were speech-capable and can be reasoned with to an extent and that between the two, it's the Pacifist aspect that managed to stop Earth from being wiped of life by way of Alpha Strike, whereas her rage at the time went too far and killed the only one who can call it off, dooming her planet as a result.
    • Another person she has high regards for among X-COM's allies is the Tactician due to his/her regard for soldiers' lives. While Weyland-Yutani considered its employees and even soldiers expendable, the Tactician gives a damn about each and every single unit under his/her command (though neutral forces not under his/her command can be another matter). However, getting his/her assistance is rare due to the stress X-COM missions take on him/her.

    Jon Arryn 
Jon Arryn, God of Plot-Triggering Deaths (Ser Arryn, Lord of the Eyrie, Defender Of The Vale, Warden Of The East, Hand of the King, Keeper Of The Gates Of The Moon)
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    Kanade Amou 
Kanade Amou, Divine Patron of Dead Partners
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  • Theme Song: Kimi To Iu Oto Kanade Tsukiru Made. Gyakkou no Resolve
  • Lesser Goddess
  • Symbol: Her Gungnir
  • Alignment: Neutral Good
  • Portfolio: Near Ace, Losing Her Family to the Noise, Decoy Protagonist, Fiery Redhead, Good Feels Good, Hot-Blooded, Sacrificing Herself for Hibiki
  • Domain: Music, Weapons, Friendship
  • Allies: 2nd Division Symphogear, Suite Pretty Cure, Genjuro Kazanari, Miku Kohinata, FIS Children, Pit, Samus Aran, Iona Hikawa, Odin, Kyoko Sakura, Kamina, Pyrrha Nikos, Cu Chuclainn, Cloud Strife, Karna, Kushina Uzumaki, Souji Tendou/Kamen Rider Kabuto
  • Enemies: I-No, Courtney Gear, HYDRA, Embryo
  • Conflicting Alliance: Kaito Kumon
  • Once the partner of Tsubasa Kazanari in not only as the music group Zwei Wing, but also in eliminating the Noise. The two were inseperable. Unfortunately, Kanade sacrifice herself to both save a young Hibiki Tachibana and destroy a horde of Noise. Her death deeply effected Tsubasa. And for a while, turned her very bitter and angry.
  • When Kanade first ascended to the Pantheon, she went straight to the House of Music, being informed that her old partner was also in the pantheon. When Tsubasa first saw Kanade, she was in brief denial that Kanade was truly in the Pantheon. However, once she was sure she was real, Tsubasa broke down in tears, hugging her once dead partner. Kanade, taken aback, also hugged Tsubasa, tears of her own falling down. Kanade was proud at Tsubasa growth and that she could soar on her own. Because of this, she has kept her distance from Tsubasa. Though, she still hangs out with her on occasion.
    • Kanade became fast freinds with both Chris, Hibiki and Miku and each gave them a hug and thank them for being friends with Tsubasa. Kanade was also surprise when she found out that the girl she saved from that Noise way back became a Symphogear user. She felt bad that a piece of the Gungnir embedded itself in Hibiki's chest and threaten her life. However, Hibiki has zero ill will over it.
  • It should be noted that Kanade does not own Gungnir. She ok with it as she feels Tsubasa and her friends can handle things without her.
    • Though, if the GUAG were to ever take a peice out of Odin's own Gungnir...Who knows.
  • Kanade was a bit surprise when she found out that two members of Suite Pretty Cure, another music theme magical girl warriors, share the exact name as her and Hibiki. What ever the case, she became friends to the four girls.
  • Even though Kanade doesn't wield a spear any more, she has made allies with some. These includes Kyoko Sakura, Cu Chuclainn, Karna, Niko Pyrrha and even Odin, the wielder of Gungnir. She is however more close to Kyoko since she sympathize with her tragic family life. She also learned, being lancer is suffering.
    • Her relationship with Kaito Kumon is a bit rocky. While she does feel for his trouble past, that whole trying to destroy the world really put a damper in any interacting. Though, he no longers desire it.
  • While not a bad person, Kanade first became a Symphogear user so she could avenge her family who were killed by the Noise. However, she started to like helping people and that it felt good doing it. She actually became friends with Iona Hikawa who lost her powers but regained new ones that was power by love and liking that feeling.
  • Gets along very well with Kamina. Might be because they are both dead partners for Tsubasa and Simon and decoy protagonists in their series.
  • While not as close to the FIS Children compare to Tsubasa, Hibiki and Chris, Kanade still became friends with the three, especially with Maria since their lives had parallel yet divergence life.
  • Has often perform in the House of Music, sometimes singing together with Tsubasa.
  • There are some who have notice Kanade sounds a bit like Pit.
  • Cloud Strife has remarked that Kanade's out going personality reminds him of his long past friend, Zack Fair.
  • Like most of the other girls, Kanade is good allies with most of the Toku base (Kaito above not being part of said "most"), though she's surpisingly quite close to Souji Tendou. While seemingly different in personality, the two noted how similar they were; on a path of revenge against aliens that murdered their families, before changing when they met a blue warrior, who became one of their closest allies and friends.
  • "Croitzal ronzell Gungnir zizzl~"

Demigods

    Dahlia Hawthorne 
Dahlia Hawthorne, Unholy Patron of Actions Even After Death (Chinami Miyanagi, Satoko Mukui, Dolores Willow, Melissa Foster, Teen Angel, Dollie)
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As a spirit 
  • Demigoddess
  • Symbol: Her white parasol with butterflies surrounding it
  • Theme Song: The Visage of What Once Was
  • Alignment: Chaotic Evil
  • Portfolio: Walking Spoiler, Bitch in Sheep's Clothing, The Sociopath, Mia Fey’s arch-enemy, Hate Sink, It's All About Me, Manipulative Bitch, Smug Snake, Evil Twin, The Vamp, Wounded Gazelle Gambit, Crocodile Tears, Butterfly motifs, Bad Liar, Got exorcised while being humiliated over the failures she had been reminded of
  • Domains: Selfishness, Murderers, Facades, Spirits, Possession, Exorcism
  • Allies: None. She’s way too selfish to have one and only cares for herself
  • Rivals: Tomie Kawakami, Malty S. Melromarc
  • Enemies:
  • Opposed/Feared by: Carol Anne Freeling, Libby Chesler, Monaca Towa
  • Interested in: Chucky/Charles Lee Ray
  • Spear Counterpart: Simon Keyes
  • Born as a Fey clan member, her mother’s branch was overshadow in favor of her mother’s sister, Misty Fey, thanks to having more power that favors the clan and as a result, Misty became the clan head and her parents divorced with her father taking her and her twin sister Iris in custody and remarrying someone else. Having grown to hate her family, she convinced her father to give Iris away to the Hazakura Temple and wants to scam her father for money by using Terry Fawles and staged a kidnapping with her stepsister Valerie Hawthorne. As part of her secret plan with her stepsister, Valerie shoots Terry’s hand, Dahlia falling into the river, and Fawles being convicted for her “murder”, while escaping with the ransom of expensive jewels. Later on, Valerie became a policewoman and thanks to her job, she forged Dahlia a new life under the name Melissa Foster.
    • Years later, Valerie contacted Dahlia telling her that she’s going to meet Fawles who escaped about the truth of their incident. However, Dahlia’s fears results in her killing Valerie and disguising as her stepsister to meet Fawles, resulting in him being framed from Valerie’s murder. Under her new name, she became a witness in his trial with the prosecutor being Miles Edgeworth and the attorney being Mia Fey. Mia had the necessary evidence to prove Dahlia was the murderer, however, Fawles’s refusal for cooperation and determination to prove Dahlia’s innocence, he committed suicide by secretly drinking a vial of poison, with the trial being unsolved.
    • Enrolling as a literature student in Ivy University, she found out she was investigated by Mia Fey and Diego Armando, she poisoned the latter’s coffee (which she got from an another “boyfriend” named Doug Swallow) after agreeing for a meeting. Later on, she met Phoenix Wright and gave him a bottle necklace as a ”symbol of love” which is actually traced to the poisoning of Diego Armando with Swallow finding out about her true nature and broke up with her. Wanting to kill Phoenix due to having the bottle necklace, Iris decided to take Dahlia’s place to save him. Months later, knowing that Iris would never murder Phoenix, she decided to kill him instead, but found Swallow warning Phoenix about her true nature. Out of disbelief, Phoenix left the scene and in order for Swallow to not expose her, she electrocuted him and framed Phoenix. Becoming a witness again, she was doomed as Mia was the defense attorney and was able to expose her, causing her to be arrested.
    • Before her execution got take place, she met her real mother, Morgan Fey (who was arrested for her involvement in a murder) who both made a plan of Dahlia channeling Pearl by sending her to the Hazakura Temple in the hopes of murdering Maya and the former becoming the clan head of the Feys, since Dahlia wants to get revenge on Mia. When she possessed someone she didn’t knew (revealed to be Misty Fey to save Maya), she was stabbed by Godot, causing her to pull out of Misty’s body. She later got possessed again when an earthquake takes place and Dahlia uses this to escape and lock Iris, disguising as her. Standing as a witness in Misty’s trial, she tried to convince the court that Maya committed suicide out of guilt of killing her mother. However, Phoenix reveals that she’s possessing Maya’s body and Mia revealed her plan of Maya possessing Dahlia to save herself while Mia mocks Dahlia of all of her failures. Distraught over her humiliation of the failures she had to endure especially her plan regarding Maya and Pearl, she was exorcised out of Maya’s body, never to be channelled ever again.
  • Her ascension came when she suddenly appeared in the House of Death and Postmortem to seek revenge on Phoenix and Mia for humiliating her and causing her exorcism. The Court of Gods made her the Goddess of Actions Even After Death due to being one of the dangerous criminals that Phoenix has ever face in his entire career and her only reason of channeling someone just to spite Mia is pretty special if not really petty. However, as a consequence because of her trope, she remains as a spirit and never given a living body, something that Dahlia doesn’t really care as long as she could take her revenge on both Phoenix and Mia.
  • News of her ascension has reached towards the Wright Anything Agency and Phoenix and his fellow Fey clan members are mad upon seeing her and have already work on their duty to stop her plans of giving Mia the perfect revenge from happening. Wanting to keep Mia safe from harm, Godot decided to work with the Wright Anything Agency even if he still feels guilty from not saving her. While the other members of the Wright Anything Agency haven’t met her, hearing her story from their superiors made them determined to get her behind bars, even if she’s a spirit. Being a prosecutor who now seeks justice, Miles is disgusted at her extreme pettiness and helps the Wright Anything Agency to arrest her while The Judge is exasperated upon hearing her ascension and tells anyone who is a spirit channeler to not ever channel her spirit.
    • The only person in her universe who works with her is Manfred von Karma, but that’s only because they’re accomplices as usual for Dahlia and since he is against defense attorneys in general and wants revenge on Phoenix for exposing him, she figures that his position as a prosecutor could help her destroy Phoenix and Mia’s reputation. That said, von Karma constantly watches her since her plans could be switched at any moment and decides to backstab him if she now regards him as a hindrance.
  • Thanks to her existence as a vengeful spirit, the good deities of the Ghost subhouse have really oppose her and work with their fellow ghost/spirit defeaters to make sure that she doesn’t do any damage to humans, especially Phoenix and Mia. Special mention goes to Hisako as she sees her reason of vengeance against her two targets as selfish and a dishonor to the spirits who seek vengeance for good reasons. Outside of the subhouse, Erma Williams hates her like her fellow ghost friends and after hearing about her exorcism, decides to follow Phoenix and Mia’s method of humiliating her of her failures when Dahlia possessed someone one time, thinking that it will be a much more satisfying outcome. It goes as much as you think it happened like before.
    • As opposed to humans hunting down ghosts and spirits, the Ghostbusters and Luigi see how malicious her spirit is and promised themselves to keep her spirit out of sight, even if the latter is literally afraid of her because of how much of a demon she is. Having faced a lot of malicious spirits in his life, Abe no Seimei doesn’t find her as much of a problem to face especially because she doesn’t have any supernatural powers to back her up. Nate Adams also doesn’t like her, if not finds her a bit creepy thanks to her demonic person and the Ghost Stories cast outright hate her, calling her a bitchy manipulative asshole who is way too pathetic for a spirit, something that Dahlia really took much more personal than the other ghost hunters she would face.
    • Regarding those who don’t have a career on hunting ghosts, Miku Hinasaki is a little bit frightened by her yet is determined to face her in the midst of trouble, but as a parent herself, she pities her for having never given love for the people who should have given her that. The same can be said for Mio and Mayu Amakura, both of whom feel bad for how she treated Iris and only seeing her as a nuisance. Considering she never had any defenses on fighting against spirits, Carol Anne Freeling justifiably fears him, not to mention how much of a malevolent spirit she is, but she also wants to find a way to rest her spirit and give her peace, which is not happening anytime soon.
    • Having heard what Dahlia planned to do to Pearl, Koudelka Iasant and Anna Kyoyama willed themselves to never let Dahlia possess them, knowing that her scheming could get anywhere and are willing to help Maya in case Dahlia ever decides to possess her again. Despite both not being a spirit channeler and a spirit anymore, Yusa and Misa Kurobane already don’t like her and Yusa is glad that she never had any of her powers anymore to unwillingly channel her.
  • Regarding alliances, Melkor and Nekron have extended an invitation for her to join their alliances, because her revenge and willingness to do anything to achieve it makes her a worthwhile member, even if they knew that she could backstab them any time she wishes, though they are much more powerful and aware of her than she would think. Dahlia accepts the invitation and uses it as sanctuary as long as she would participate in their activities.
  • While wanting to find a way to extract her revenge on Phoenix and Mia, she stumbled upon Tomie Kawakami. Rather than using her own looks to charm Dahlia, Tomie decides to torment her of all her failures she extracted on herself and how in the end, her looks didn’t really give her an edge since all of her plans resulted in a failure. This pisses off Dahlia so much she possessed someone and proceeds to kill many of Tomie’s clones but she keeps making more and enters a rivalry with Tomie just to humiliate her. To this day, the rivalry continues and it is not known who is on the edge.
  • Both the Houses of Family and Love really hated Dahlia and for good reason, the latter because she never cared any of the "boyfriends" she dated and is only using them for her schemes and the former because for harming her own clan members that never give hell towards her and for not loving Iris despite the fact that her twin sister really loved her despite Dahlia’s cruelty, though both houses pity Dahlia since she was never given any parental love and guidance that could change her life, something that Iris is fortunately given.
    • Both Ken Kaneki and Issei Hyodo hate her because she reminds them of their past girlfriends that backstab them and are actually cruel people in real life. This prompted Raynare to secure a meeting with Dahlia and the former finding much interest thanks to her cunning and scheming, finding a lot of Commonality Connection with the latter, and being confident that she would be safer since she is much more powerful than her, the two struck an alliance as long as they helped each other in their goals. Issei is not pleased when he found out about this so much so he immediately tried to punch Dahlia in the face despite the fact she’s a spirit.
  • Being a killer of killers, Dexter Morgan hates her, calling her a pathetic human being whose only reason of existence is to exact vengeance on people she believes have wronged her. It frustrates him that Dahlia is a spirit and thus, couldn’t really find a way to torture her on killing her just to give her a lesson.
  • Despite the fact they’ve only exorcised demons, Father Kerras and Father Merrin find her as much as a demon as the other demons they have faced and have already prepared themselves to do so the moment she possesses someone. They find her exorcism back then a bit satisfying, if not the method for Phoenix and Mia to do so as interesting and wanted to do the same method to Dahlia and to those whom they think couldn’t easily handle the humiliation of their failures.
  • Dahlia finds Chucky using voodoo magic to inhabit his spirit into a doll as interesting, wanting to use it in order to stuck her soul into objects in order to escape when she’s being targeted, but she’s willing to betray him of course if they ever enter an alliance. Of course, Chucky wants her to succeed on her goal, but doesn’t enter an alliance with her as doesn’t want to be killed one more time and feels safer without another person targeting him.
  • Though they pity Dahlia thanks to the fact of how much her parents have wronged her and never cared for her, an issue that Haru Okumura could relate, the Phantom Thieves of Hearts are willing to change her heart, seeing her revenge towards Phoenix and Mia as toxic and her manipulations towards the innocent as corruptive. One of their friends, Hikari, also hates her, since she forced one of her "boyfriends" to commit suicide to save her own skin, since Hikari herself used to be suicidal, but she pities for the same reason as her own friends, since she was never given any love from her own family other than her father for wanting to become a director.
  • Coco and Salazzle already hated her the moment they hear how she had a blind follower committed suicide to save her by drinking poison and murdered Godot by slipping it into his poison (and Phoenix for eating her bottled necklace of poison). Though Killua is impressed with the method of how she does bottle necklace poison method, even for a former assassin like him, he finds her insane and compared how her blindness to vengeance is similar to Kurapika, a comparison the latter isn’t pleased to hear.
  • As much of a Manipulative Bitch Libby Chesler and Monaca Towa are underneath, even they find Dahlia a bit creepy and much of a demon they could face that they didn’t even bother approaching her, especially the latter who doesn’t want to become an Ax-Crazy person anymore. Though they could sympathize with her as they become the way they are because they are given any compassion, especially by their parents.
  • "From the day I was born to the day I died, I never helped anyone! I lived for myself and, in the end, I died for myself."

    Ernesto de la Cruz 
Ernesto de la Cruz, The Dishonored Dead God
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Ernesto when he was alive 
  • Demigod
  • Symbol: His white flashy outfit, his (now defiled) mausoleum
  • Theme Song: Remember Me (Ernesto de la Cruz)
  • Alignment: Neutral Evil
  • Portfolio: Fraudulent Celebrity, Former Friend of Héctor, Glory Hound, Selfish, Uncreative, Boasting Craven, Plagiarist, Chick Magnet, Loved by millions in life and death until his crimes revealed, condemned in both life and death for his crimes, Legitimately friendly unless you get in his way
  • Domains: Undead, Plagiarism, Defiled, Murderers
  • Heralds: His chihuahua dog alebrijes.
  • Allies: None (nobody likes his attitude)
  • Enemies: Héctor, Miguel Rivera, Manolo Sanchez, Valvatorez, Yusuke Kitagawa, The Riddler, Phantom of the Paradise, Bruce Wayne/Batman, Jason Todd, Axel the Dark, Freddy Fazbear, Terra Branford, Bryan Mills, Asura, Bayonetta, Stan Marsh, Cream the Rabbit, Tails, Usalia, Satako Houjou, Rika Furude, Phoenix Wright, Quasimodo, Megan Williams
  • Ernesto de la Cruz, born in 1896, was a famed musician beloved by millions of people with his hit song, Remember Me. Or... at least, that's what people thought. In reality, de la Cruz was a mediocre musician himself who milked out his fame from stealing and murdering his partner and friend, Héctor. For over 70 years, he was beloved in the afterlife until an adventure of Héctor's great-great grandson, Miguel, exposed the truth of what happened to him and people in both the living and the dead world turned against him. His mausoleum is defiled and in disrepair within a year, with a mocking "Forget You" hanging on the mausoleum.
  • Ernesto wakes himself in his own mausoleum (now decrepit due to nobody wanting to maintain a tomb of a murderer) and find himself in the Pantheon. He sees it as a moment for him to restore his reputation in the Pantheon, though that's easier said than done since people are aware of his crimes. Some musicians/boombox owners even play "Forget You" right in front of the temple's door just to drive how ostracized he is.
  • A pariah in the eyes of the House of Music for both stealing the works and murdering the more accomplished musician, Héctor. No matter how much "Remember Me" is played, the House refuse to let him in for his fraudulent act and his lack of inspiration since he had to steal another man's work to be famous.
  • He is despised by the House of Friendship, who view his betrayal and murder of his best friend, as well as a fallout with his family that made him a Unperson and nearly got him the Final Death as unforgivable. On the other hand, the House of Betrayal thought that he would have got away with it if he didn't make a movie scene based on that betrayal.
    • When Ernesto tried to murder Miguel to prevent the truth from coming out from both the living and the dead world, people do not take kindly of him hurting children.
    • If there is one thing that Ernesto upsets, it is Phoenix Wright because it is stated that he dislikes two things: poisoning and betraying people.
  • A lot of people have noted that Ernesto genuinely did have the talents needed to become famous legitimately, with the only things holding him back being his lack of creativity and lack of faith in his own skills. He could do his own stunts, had leading man good looks, and the acting skills needed to perform in a variety of roles in multiple films. He's even capable of off the cuff improvisation, as proven by his joining Imelda singing "La Llorona" to keep his fans from realizing that's not part of the act. He could have hired another songwriter instead of stealing Héctor's songs, but he never really stopped to think that. Nobody bothers to point this out to Ernesto, and even if they did, Ernesto had already shot himself in the foot long ago, so it really wouldn't matter.
  • Manalo Sanchez doesn't like Ernesto for giving musicians a bad name by stealing Hector's songs but also stealing something that belongs to a dear friend, which Manolo cannot excuse. Ernesto himself views him as some goody two-shoes who shouldn't butt into the business of others.
  • He started to grow a fear of bells, since they have been a bane of his life and death as they keep falling on top of him. The sound of bells would freak Ernesto out whenever the Quasimodo does his routine bell-ringing.
  • As his crime became known throughout the Pantheon, even the most respectful to the dead are disgusted by his fraudulent acts that he carry to the grave as well as murdering a man that was nearly forgotten.
  • His presence cut too deeply for the normally calm Yusuke Kitagawa, once even denouncing him as a disgrace to art (if we could count music as art). Perhaps his action was no different than Madarame, who stole the work of his students and even letting Yusuke's mother die so that he could steal her work.
  • The Riddler shows little amity toward the dead musician, perhaps because back when he had a normal life as Edward Nigma, he was a computer software designer who created a smash game called "The Riddle of the Minotaur," but was fired when his boss, Daniel Mockridge, denied him royalty and stole credit. He would have killed him had Batman not intervened, but his former boss lives in fear of his return. Ernesto stealing credit remind him too much of his own life and he considered scheming to make Ernesto's (after)life miserable.
  • Moe Szyslak once kicked him out of his bar because, even for him, he disgust him. Even though he once stole an idea, the Flaming Homer, from his best customer, he never hold bad feelings toward him and was willing to apologize to him for stealing an idea. Plus, he would be displeased if Ernesto put poison in his drinks, like how he poison Hector's drink.
  • His Catchphrase "Seize your moment" would be a great motivator for those who seeks opportunity to reach their goal, if you forgot that he pushed himself to murder his own friend to achieve his goals.
  • "Seize your moment."

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

    Padak 
Padak, Goddess of Surprisingly Sudden Deaths (Flip-Flop, the Mackerel)
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  • Demigoddess
  • Symbol: An stylized drawing of her
  • Theme Song: Feel the Ocean; alternatively, Nightmare
  • Alignment: Neutral Good; Chaotic Neutral when starving
  • Portfolio: Surprisingly Sudden Death, Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep", Only Known by Their Nickname, Blue Is Heroic, Nice Girl, believing in life being more than just surviving, Determinator, Bilingual Animal, No One Gets Left Behind, Cool Big Sis to Spotty, tries to take an authoritative role with the other fish but fails, her only friend was Spotty (And later, the Master), Gradually becomes a Broken Bird as the film progresses, The Ace, apologizes to the Master after thinking he was responsible for Spotty's death, The Hero Dies, Inspirational Martyr for the Master, Was served as Izukuri right after One Last Song, Eaten Alive, Undignified Death
  • Domains: Fishes, Freedom, Death
  • Heralds: Spotty
  • High Priest: Leafie
  • Followers: Kaname Tousen, Maude Flanders
  • Allies: The Master, Ariel, Magikarp, Relicanth, Qwilfish, Aquaman, Spongebob, Patrick, Octodad, Te Fiti, Gaea, San, The Lorax, Viridi, Hazel, Ash Ketchum, Steve Irwin, Eliza Thornberry, Sam Manson, Lisa Simpson, Aang, Captain Planet, Fluttershy, Rose Quartz, Steven Universe, Caesar
  • Fears: The Penguins of Madagascar, the Kraken, Lord Fredrik, Bruce the Shark, the Liopleurodon, the Meg, the Raptor Pack, the Spinosaurus, Smeagol/Gollum, Lagiacrus, Plesioth, Ramon, All Fish-Eating Human Deities in general.
  • Enemies: The Scout, The GUAE Trollkaiger, Monstro, The Gyaos, Woundworth
  • Opposes: Saxton Hale
  • Uneasy Relationship with: Anago, Gordon Ramsay, Marlin, Dory
  • Wary of: Kingler, the Carapceons, Mr. Krabs
  • Avoids: The House of Food, mostly the sub-house of Chefs & Establishments
  • Padak was a free-living mackerel who traveled the seas meeting all kinds of seafolk, but one day ended up caught and sold to a fish market, where she met a group of fellow fish from other species, who weren't quite the nicest bunch. In here, she found out that fish were killed and eaten by humans, much to her horror; she attempted many times to escape and have the rest of the fish in her tank escape as well to the sea, while being opposed by the Master, an old flatfish who told the others that escape was impossible and that they had to merely survive as long as they could, with her only supporter being a young, cheerful fish named Spotty. Sadly despite managing to change the views of the Master her story didn't end in a happy note, as Spotty died trying to help her, and she herself was killed and eaten, just after she had come to befriend the Master after being enemies with him for the whole movie, and told him to move on, in spite of her imminent death. Despite her death being abrupt, it wasn't all in vain, the Master was motivated by her last words to escape... Sadly, he was the only fish to escape in the end.
  • She was ascended after the Pantheon handlers watched her story and were downright shocked at her abrupt death near the last 10 minutes of the film, given how she'd been the main protagonist of the film depicting her story. Once ascended, Padak was very confused, not understanding what place she'd been transported to. But once she had been fully adapted to the Pantheon's general lifestyle and events she was quick to request that the fish from Tank #3 be placed as her heralds, her kind actions managed to win all the other fish over, who have ever since pledged to be her loyal heralds in the Pantheon.
    • Once the Master himself had ascended, most of the gang with Padak's consent has transferred over to his temple as his Heralds, but Spotty chose to stay by her side regardless.
  • She's made sure to have the Pantheon Handlers make her Temple a safe haven for all sea-life, especially those who've been put through the wringer by the meat industry, a firm warning was placed, for any trespassers that may try to catch and eat some of the fish residing in her temple, that such actions won't be tolerated.
  • To everyone's surprise she doesn't hates humans, but does fear the ones who eat fish meat and avoids their presence. She did once thought of them as nothing but "beasts" who killed fish for their amusement and without care, but has found out that there are many opposed to the rather cruel treatment given to her and as such are more than willing to let her be free, following some encounters on the Pantheon, she was quick to abandon this view and soon hopes the Master can as well, but won't pressure him to do so.
  • Marlin's first impressions of her weren't pretty to say the least. He was horrified when he heard of her actions of eating a whole clownfish school in an aquarium, going as far as believing her to be an enemy. But calmed down slightly once he heard from other sources that Padak only did that due to days of starvation and being provoked into attacking by one of the clownfish in the tank. Padak herself felt horribly guilty once she was confronted about it and has promised that she'll never eat another fish ever again, even if it kills her. Marlin still doesn't fully trusts her, like he does with Bruce, but is willing to remain civil around her whenever they cross paths.
    • While Dory also feels uneasy around the predatory fish due to the clownfish incident, she is a little bit more lenient to Padak than Marlin, mainly because of her own Odd Friendship with Bruce. The two are rather talkative, even if Padak once got rather frustrated by Dory's forgetfulness. Nonetheless, Padak's promise to not feed on fellow fish has made Dory 100% sure to be her friend.
  • After her experiences in the mortal world she understandably feels uneasy and scared towards most humans, especially chefs or cooks. Among the few that she does not outright fear is Gordon Ramsay, who was disgusted by learning what kind of things were done to fish in the restaurant where Padak met her demise, while he is not an outright enemy, she still vehemently avoids his presence and Ramsay does his best to let her be.
  • She became a favored target of the Trollkaiger, who decided to catch and prepare several fish around the Houses of the Pantheon as Izukuri and taunt Padak by bringing their still living bodies to her Temple, even trying to force her to eat them. Luckily they were thwarted when Padak's allies came to ward them off.
  • Surprisingly enough, she made a bunch of human allies in the Pantheon despite her experiences with them:
    • The biggest one is Steve Irwin, who is an outspoken animal rights defender and Friend to All Living Things, he found himself moved by her story and was quick to promise to her that he'll be sure to be a support for her issues anytime he can.
    • On the same boat, Eliza Thornberry was quick to befriend the mackerel, and even bonded with her over their abilities at communicating with various animals. Sam Manson and Lisa Simpson were also two other humans to befriend Padak due to their beliefs.
    • She also befriended Fluttershy, the pony even cried when she heard the full extent of her story and swore to protect Padak against all threats that come her way.
  • The Grand United Alliance of Nature in general was moved by her story, and have become acquaintances with her. Gaea herself has made sure that Padak's temple be safe from all possible threats, especially predators or humans that might want to kill and eat her. Her experiences also haven't helped the Alliance's views on humanity improve in any way.
  • She does not like The Scout at all, not only due to his obnoxious attitude, but also because one of his weapons is a dead mackerel wrapped up in newspaper, which she is not amused at all to see, likewise, the Scout doesn't have much empathy for her situation and has even provoked her at times, but Padak refuses to try and attack him.
  • While Steven Universe is much like Fluttershy in terms of friendliness, Padak is a bit unsure of approaching him due to his own fish-eating habits in the past, although Steven turned a vegetarian a while ago, which has calmed her down a bit.
  • Other deities from the seas have become her friends/allies too, especially friendly ones such as Spongebob and Patrick are among her closer ones, though she tends to avoid crab deities due to her experiences with the King Crabs, though it's more of a precaution on her part, rather than hate or full-blown fear.
    • On the other hand, she's terrified of possible predators she might encounter, particularly Bruce the Shark, the Liopleurodon, Plesioth, Lagiacrus, Ramon; among many others. She does her best job to stray clear of their paths, and won't bother trying to communicate with such creatures, while some Deities have criticized it as being hypocritical on her part, she's been quick to clarify that she'll gladly talk and communicate with those creatures if she could, but has heard enough abut them to know they're bad news and can't really be reasoned with if you're not strong enough to stand on equal grounds with them.
  • Was very confused about Octodad at first, due to the octopus' Interspecies Romance with a human. Although the two became allies following a simple talk, it helped that both had to deal with humans threatening to kill and eat them. Octodad himself has also thought up of removing fish from his diet permanently after his encounters his Padak.
  • Vehemently opposes Saxton Hale, with herself knowing of the Australian's goal of killing all wildlife and viewing it as an unnecessary and cruel killing of innocents. Saxton himself does not care about it, as Padak can't do much to stop him, to her frustration.
  • She was not pleased to hear that Anago had ascended, and made sure that he gets nowhere near Spotty, whom she houses in her temple as her sole herald. She's often reminding Anago to keep himself as far away as possible from her, though Anago has said he has no interest in doing that anytime soon; she does hope he can change his mind about his pessimistic view of life eventually even if she has not much hope for him ever changing after hearing of what he did in the mortal world after the Master left.
  • She's currently aligned with the Grand United Alliance of Nature to some degree. While she is supportive of their end goals, she is also not on board with the extremist approaches they can take.

Quasideities

    Haruki Shiga and Sakura Yamauchi 
Haruki Shiga and Sakura Yamauchi, Co-Revered Couple of Death-Preceeding Final Entries
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Left: Haruki. Right: Sakura.
  • Quasideities
  • Symbol: A diary with the title "I Want to Eat your Pancreas"
  • Theme Song: Fanfare by Sumika
  • Alignment: Neutral Good, formerly True Neutral (Haruki), Chaotic Good (Sakura)
  • Portfolio: Names which Symbolise Cherry Blossoms, The Importance of Life and Time, Girl Dating a Rather Unassuming Guy, Writing and Receiving Each Other's Last Entries just before Sakura's Murder, Opposite Attractions
  • Domains: Love, Tragedy, Coming-of-Age, Diaries, Motivation, Death
  • Heralds: Kyoko
  • Allies: Tomoya, Nagisa and Ushio Okazaki, The Civilian Antarctica Expedition Crew Girls, Harold and Maude
  • On Good Terms With: Greg Heffley, Death of the Endless
  • Opposes: Serial Killers (particularly Jack the Ripper, Victor Zsasz, Takeshi Asakura, Yoshikage Kira, Cletus Kasady, Patrick Bateman)
  • Pitied By: Dexter Morgan
  • Commonality Connection: Kousei Arima and Kaori Miyazono
  • A form of an imaginative, but bittersweet story is one of a blossoming tragic romance and friendship. Sakura Yamauchi is one of them, being a high school girl who is diagnosed with pancreatic disease and is not expected to live beyond a year. She meets a boy of her age, who stumbles across her diary known as the Disease Coexistence Journal which reveals Sakura's illness. Being the only one to learn of her illness and deciding to uphold confidentiality on keeping it a secret he and Sakura begin to spend time together in high school, hospital and various sorts of places, with her itching to travel across the world. Despite a few hiccups, particularly with the boy's reclusive and unassuming personality and Sakura's knack of playing pranks and setting up games, they start to connect with one another, which often bought the ire of her friend, Kyoko, who is puzzled as to why Sakura is taking an interest on the boy. Then all of that spirals downward when Sakura is randomly murdered by a Serial Killer. Although the boy didn't attend her funeral, he did pay a visit to Sakura's mother, who revealed that she had intended to present her diary to him after she died. He read the diary in front of Sakura's mother, where it was revealed that underneath her optimistic outlook and disposition, she was holding back angst, depression and the fear of dying, followed by keeping up with the philosophy that life is short and making the most of it. The contents of the diary deeply affected the boy who went on to profess his name as Haruki Shiba and chose to keep the diary to remember Sakura. As a promise, Haruki showed the diary to Kyoko, who was unaware of Sakura's illness and expressing that Sakura wanted them to be friends, which was enough to break Kyoko's animosity towards him and for the two to become friends.
  • The story of Haruki and Sakura was a bit of an oddball in the Pantheon. While it was generally accepted as a bittersweet tale of love, life, death and the value in all the little things in life, many can't seem to ignore the title. Granted it was a sarcastic Kobe about cannibalism, courtesy of Sakura, many still had the consensus that this was going to be a horror story. That said, they weren't disappointed and took back the phrasing of wanting to "eat someone's pancreas" upon learning of Sakura's circumstance. And the popularity of the tale was what would be the catalyst for the ascension of Haruki and Sakura.
  • Sakura ascended into the Pantheon first, given that she died first. She decided to bide her time before Haruki was bought along as well and she was happy and proud to see how Haruki went on to retain the Disease Coexistence Journal, a sign that she made a large positive effect on the boy's life and personality. After white some time, an arrangement by the House of Death and Postmortem were able to arrange a schedule to allow Haruki into their domains, a prospect which Sakura was really looking forward to. And indeed, Haruki entered the Pantheon, his first instinct being to reunite with Sakura and share a bittersweet moment together. For some, it was a landmark moment in a House that was usually grim and quiet, though other particular Houses were more open and celebratory about the reunion.
  • One of the first deities to visit Haruki and Sakura was Death of the Endless, a personification of the concept of Death (and one of several in the Pantheon) who was eager to visit the two after hearing of their story. Apparently, Death often takes the guise of a mortal being to witness and observe what it means to be a mortal and how it weighs in on her job as guiding souls to the afterlife, something which she does every hundred years. Due to her chipper attitude, she quickly befriended and became friends with Sakura. The latter making death/suicide-related jokes was of little issue to the former and they'll often try to make an effort to liven up a place. Death also feels proud of Haruki in regards to opening up and accepting making relationships with others, no doubt thanks to Sakura's influence.
    • Relating to her time of temporarily taking a mortal guise, Sakura's inspirational take on life, death and how she wanted to live her life to the fullest in spite of it being short was a strong affirmation to Death seeing life as something valuable. And just like everyone else, it's more than the fact that Sakura is a friend, she's a profound person with wonderful ideas and a poignant view on mortality.
  • Having a very notable diary, one deity that took notice of this was Greg Heffley, who himself chronicled his life through a diary. Much like Sakura, he wrote about the tribulations and struggles that he had to go through in his life, but it deviates from there as Greg's life experiences are centred on him challenging his family and school authorities, him being a loser and having to put up with classmates, crushes and friends and picturing himself as a self-centred and idiotic jackass who makes a lot of comical effort to be rebellious. He decided to meet Haruki and Sakura so that he could read the Disease Coexistence Journal. He didn't fully grasp the true meaning of the diary's themes, though he does pity Sakura for being senselessly murdered and Haruki being a social outcast at first. Despite their personality differences, Greg is surprisingly affable to the two and treats them with some respect, though he can get annoying when it comes to demanding attention. Sakura will often prank him in return about how he has a diary, something which Greg vehemently refuses.
  • Sakura gets panic attacks whenever she hears sightings or events pertaining to Serial Killers. Given how she was suddenly killed by one after she was admitted out of the hospital, her fears and anxiety are not without concern and point. As a result, she and Haruki try to do their best to not get too close to the House of Crime, though the fact that a Hall of Murder & Assassination is situated close to them isn't helping matters either. Fortunately, Sakura is beloved by many of the deities in her House of prominence and being friends with Death of the Endless means that anyone who tries to harm her would incur Death's wrath.
    • In a surprising parallel, Sakura's philosophy about life, death and doing the best possible to enjoy it contrasts starkly to a lot of serial killers. Three in note, come into mind; Yoshikage Kira is not one who desires a life of excitement or memorable events, just one of, in his own terms "peace and tranquillity", Victor Zsasz is utterly convinced that life is meaningless and that killing someone is something he sees as "freeing" someone and Patrick Bateman leads a double life as a pretentious, obnoxious and self-absorbed yuppie and as a murder-hungry psychopath and overall represents absolute shallowness. These comparisons are definitely ironic, as many in the Pantheon, Haruki and Sakura included, have noticed. Zsasz, despite having the most fitting opposite to Sakura's philosophy, ultimately sees her as normal prey, his primary fixation being Batman. Kira is not above desiring a woman's hands for his bizarre fetish and Bateman is unnecessarily upset and angry that Sakura gets more attention and has a better viewpoint in life than he does.
    • One serial killer, Dexter Morgan, however, had a different perspective on the whole matter. While his actions are immoral, he focuses on his rage and violence towards other criminals, other killers included. To the surprise of many, Dexter was actually sympathetic towards Haruki and Sakura. If anything, the fact that Sakura was murdered while in her teens was not a welcoming fact for Dexter at all. He does have a soft spot for kids and teens at the end of the day, which only makes him more determined to plan and strike against those who indiscriminately kill the underaged. Even then, Haruki and Sakura keep their distance from him due to his profession, which Dexter doesn't mind. He has, however, written a letter to them, expressing his condolences, if that's any compensation.
  • The two are greatly welcomed by the House of Friendship and Sakura, in particular, is willing to explore a lot in the House itself. That said, Haruki, does keep to himself at times, though having become more extroverted overtime, he's open to giving it an opportunity to talk and connect with someone. For a while, the fact that Haruki doesn't recall a single friend from Primary School was a concerning point, though since he's making an effort, it's quieted down. It still doesn't stop a few deities from trying to play Truth or Dare with him, which he complies with. Little does he know that Sakura was responsible for telling the House residents to initiate the game with him.
    • Surprisingly, many made comparisons between Haruki and Tomoya Okazaki, given how both of them were known to be unsocial throughout their high school years. Unlike Haruki, however, Tomoya's loneliness was stemmed from tragic factors with which he is understandably hesitant to confide. That said, like Sakura, Nagisa was someone who helped him to open up and become more extroverted... alongside a few other girls and Sunohara. This helped Haruki and Tomoya to connect and get along with one another, both of whom would often visit and provide company with one another, with Haruki sometimes setting up a calendar of when they can meet up. However, Sakura alters things so that she and Nagisa would also join in... as well as all the girls that Tomoya helped to comfort and help out on. Predictably, their meetings end up with a lot of zany and crazy shenanigans, to Sakura's delight.
  • Haruki actually shares his name with two particularly notable Japanese authors; Haruki Murakami and Naoya Shiga. Furthermore, Haruki as a name translates to "spring", which coincides with Sakura's name. The coincidence is not lost on them and, if anything, further affirmed their position in the Pantheon. The House of Naming sees the connection as one worthy of being recorded, though only Haruki actually seems to spend time reading and studying either there or the House of Knowledge. Sakura herself admits that she's not really a reader, though she's open to taking vocational work there if she has time.
  • Their story was, in more ways than one, incredibly reminiscent of those regarding Kousei Arima and Kaori Miyazono, all the way to the former being introverted and quiet like Haruki and the latter being energetic and being pushy, traits that are commonly associated with Sakura. Though there was a distinct difference in that Kousei and Kaori had a particular talent in classical music. Haruki and Sakura met them when the latter decided to watch a performance by them held in the House of Music. It was after the performance where they formally met and each of them was rather surprised by how similar they were. It came as no surprise when Kaori and Sakura quickly became accustomed to one another and would look to finding ways to have fun in their own way, particularly in goofing around with Kousei and Haruki, who simply came to respect one another for going through tough times and learning to open up towards others. And yes, Haruki and Sakura came to admire Kousei and Kaori's musical ability.
    • Harold and Maude were rather... unorthodox when it came to their age difference. Regardless, they did get along with Haruki and Sakura pretty well, particularly with Harold, who, like Sakura, had some kind of fascination with coming up with jokes and humour about Death via faking suicide attempts and relating to Haruki in terms of growing out of a gloomy, reclusive mindset, though a part of his learning experience stems from Maude's suicide, which Haruki and Sakura paid their condolences for. Additionally, Maude doesn't make as many jokes about suicide as he used to for a number of reasons in the Pantheon, though is still willing to come up with a few macabre jokes for his friends while Maude will see how she can have fun with others, Haruki and Sakura included.
  • Ever since her diagnosis, Sakura sometimes states that she would like to visit some places abroad to fill up her life with memorable moments. With the Pantheon providing a fantastical alternative, she's still kept her excitement and Haruki himself can understand why she would express a sense of wonder to a new realm where the number of opportunities was bright and expansive. Sakura has made it a point to visit as many Houses as she can and will drag Haruki with him, even if he bluntly states that he would much rather spend his time in the House of Knowledge.
    • One such travel that Haruki and Sakura in the House of Philosophy led them to meet up with a quartet of girls, who, led by Shirase Kobuchizawa, wanted to go to Antarctica, with each girl having their own reasons why. Their journey and experience were a heartfelt, if bittersweet one, as Shirase had to face the fact that her mother died there. Conversely, the girls themselves were stunned to hear of Haruki and Sakura's story and offered their sympathies. They generally respected each other's life experience and their stories, with Haruki often doing what he can to give the quartet some advice on what they can do in their next journey while Sakura is eager to just tag along and ride off to more places.
"The world of fiction is more fun than reality."
Haruki Shiba

"Living means having a bond with others. I think that's what living refers to"
Sakura Yamauchi

    Maria Robotnik 
Maria Robotnik, Goddess Of Characters Dead Before The Story Even Begins
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    Seita and Setsuko 
Seita and Setsuko Yokokawa, Guardians of Dead Children
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Setsuko (left) and Seita (right)
  • Quasideities
  • Symbol: Fireflies; Setsuko's candy tin
  • Theme Song: "Home Sweet Home"
  • Alignment: True Neutral
  • Portfolio: Tragic child death, the horrors of war, Foregone Conclusion, downer stories, The Woobie
  • Domains: Children, Siblings, Death, War, Tragedy, Empathy, the Afterlife
  • High Priestess: Little Maria
  • Allies: The other Studio Ghibli deities, particularly Satsuki and Mei Kusakabe and Totoro, Toriel, Charles Dickens, Charlie Barkin, Mako Shiraishi/Shinken Pink, Hansel and Gretel
  • Oppose: The House of War, Cole Phelps, America
  • Seita and Setsuko are two siblings who lost their parents in World War II. Being far too young to live by themselves, they moved in with their aunt. Since they didn't earn their keep and times were trying, she eventually drove them away. Seita and Setsuko were forced to fend for themselves in the streets, living in a cave and stealing food. This being wartime Japan, food was scarce and there was no compassion to spare for the orphans. In the end, Seita's efforts were in vain and he had to bury his little sister Setsuko after she starved to death, while he lost his will to live and followed her shortly.
  • Few things evoke a sense of tragedy quite like the sight of a child dying. Accordingly, Grave of the Fireflies is one of the most notorious Tear Jerkers of all time. In the midst of the Pantheon bawling their eyes out at a screening of the film, someone drew attention to the Death of a Child trope and how Seita and Setsuko were just the perfect representatives for it, as unlike the vast majority of examples, they aren't just disposable side characters that only exist to motivate the hero, but protagonists themselves. Besides the fact that their tale is really important and considered a classic. Thus the Main House unanimously decided that they should be ascended from their status in limbo and well cared for after their trials in the mortal realm.
  • It is said that every time a child dies, these two will be there to guide them to the afterlife, with fireflies floating around them to light the path.
  • It may seem contradictory, but Seita and Setsuko's story is not, in fact, a dissertation on how war is terrible and must be stopped. It's also not a guilt trip to get rebellious teens to obey their parents. The real aesop of the children's tale is about the need for empathy among people even at the worst of times.
    • The anti-war advocates of the Pantheon will still invoke Seita and Setsuko's story as an argument even so. The siblings don't necessarily mind; after all, war did take their parents from them and put them in that horrible situation. They know all too well now that in any war, people will suffer through things no one, including children like them, should have to.
    • Seita was very patriotic in life, but considering that didn't help him or Setsuko even a bit, and how he learned about the Axis and their atrocities at the Elysium Academy, he has more conflicted feelings now. He still can't forgive the Allies for causing his parents' deaths though. He's not interested in revenge though, he just wants to live in peace with Setsuko.
      • Seita can't bring himself to have a high opinion of deities who fought on the Allies side. He's profoundly annoyed by America's boisterousness and casting himself as "the hero"; Seita feels that America is just a bully. He was also disturbed at Cole Phelps' history of ordering the flamethrower on his squad to attack a Japanese makeshift hospital (considering his mother died in one of these), even if it was by accident (Phelps thought the cave wasn't a hospital and was full of Japanese soldiers) and Cole feels terrible about it.
  • They don't have all that much in common with their fellow Ghibli deities, considering how unfantastical and brutally realistic their home universe is. Still, they managed to make good friends with Satsuki and Mei Kusakabe who lived around the same time period, so they have an understanding, if vague on account of their age, of the harshness Seita and Setsuko had to go through. Seita thinks the sisters make better playmates for Setsuko than him. The Kusakabe sisters have tried introducing them to Totoro, however while Setsuko can see him fine (and often takes naps on top of him), Seita's innocence is so broken down from his experiences that he can barely perceive the spirit (though even without that he might be too old to see Totoro in the first place).
  • Being two of the biggest woobies in history leads to a number of deities wanting to look after them. Toriel is an obvious one, as she tends to mother all "lost" child deities. Mako of the Shinkenger is also always checking on them and wanting to comfort them. Setsuko definitely enjoys their attentions and Seita is happy for her, though Seita at fourteen is growing a bit too proud to allow himself to indulge in this, even if he dearly misses their mother. He's more drawn to Charlie Barkin for his tough, street-smart style, which Seita wishes he had when he was living alone with Setsuko (also it probably helps that like the siblings, Charlie knows what it's like to be dead).
  • As an author who's always sympathetic to the plights of children, Charles Dickens finds their tale very interesting and is seriously considering writing a tract against war in his next book. In the meantime, Seita has expressed interest in reading Oliver Twist.
  • Anyone who gets the bright idea of harming these two is sure to become a target of the wrath of the entire Pantheon (well, the good deities, anyway). But considering the two siblings don't have anything of value to offer, they don't have any real enemies in the first place.
  • The House of Food reports that they are fairly big eaters, which is understandable considering how the war forced them to ration food and they both starved to death. In their frequent excursions to the House, the siblings have become friends with residents Hansel and Gretel, themselves a brother-sister duo where the brother takes good care of the sister.
    • Incidentally, the House decided to stock on Setsuko's favorite candy tins since the siblings' ascension; Setsuko's own candy tin automatically refills through Pantheon magic.

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