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    Aesir, Loki, and Loptr 
Aesir, God of Chaos (Aesir: God of Chaos, The Overseer, Lord Aesir | Loki: The Sovereign One, God, Little One | Loptr: The Prophetic One, Prophet)
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Aesir
Loki, Aesir's good half 
Loptr, Aesir's evil half 
Loptr's child form 
  • Overdeity (Greater Gods as Loki and Loptr)
  • Symbol:
  • Theme Song:
  • Alignment: Chaotic Neutral, erring to good (Aesir), Chaotic Good (Loki), Lawful Evil (Loptr)
  • Portfolio: God of Chaos, Literal Split Personality
  • Domains: Chaos, Balance, Nothingness, Light, Darkness
  • Allies:
  • Enemies:
  • Opposes: Eliphas (Aesir only)
  • Complicated Relationship: Jubileus and Queen Sheba
  • Good Counterpart to: Don Thousand
  • Aesir emerged from the cataclysmic events of the First Armageddon, which created the Trinity of Realities. He subsequently became the ruler of the World of Chaos, which eventually became known as the Human World. Watching over humanity, time, and space across infinite possibilities from the holy mountain Fimbulventr, he came to pity humanity for their naivety and lack of free will. Aesir would then choose to grant them free will and the power he wielded was split into two equal halves which he each entrusted to humanity's instincts: the Right Eye of Light and the Left Eye of Darkness. By dividing the power of the eyes of Aesir, humans gained free will and the ability to choose. With control of the Eyes of the World, the eyes that determine destiny, humans could choose their own paths. Because of this, Aesir's soul was split in two and created two embodiments of his personality and powers: Loki, his dark half, who was given the Sovereign Power, and Loptr, his light half, who was given the Prophetic Power. Eventually, humanity gave birth to the negative qualities and sins of the world, such as hatred, betrayal, jealousy, etc. This, in turn, gave rise to the evil within Loptr, who came to regret giving away the Eyes and sought to reclaim his former power.
  • Ultimately, Loptr succeeded in regaining Aesir's power without merging with Loki. However, he was defeated when Bayonetta and Balder, who Loptr himself had brought up from 500 years in the past, summoned Omne, who separated his soul from his body, and Jeanne summoned Gomorrah, who consumed his body. Loptr's soul survived and he attempted to escape to the spirit realm to be reborn in a different era, but Balder intervened and trapped his soul within his body. Afterwards, Balder was transported back into his time and, corrupted by Loptr's evil nature, came up with a plan to resurrect Jubileus. After his plot was foiled, Loptr attempted to escape from Balder's body, but Balder managed to stop him from doing so. As a result, Loptr, along with the Eyes of the World, permanently died along with Balder.
  • When it was discovered that Loptr was still possessing Balder within the Pantheon, Bayonetta went to the Main House to ask how it was possible for him to be present in the pantheon without anyone having noticed it earlier. It was then explained to her that Aesir had actually ascended into the pantheon in the distant past, thus allowing his halves to enter as well. Upon learning of this, Bayonetta asked for Loki to enter as well, which was allowed. Loki was rather surprised to discover that his ascension had restored the Sovereign Power to him. After adjusting to being in the pantheon, Loki and Bayonetta concocted a plan to free Balder and, to his reluctance, merge Loki and Loptr back together. Part of the plan required Loki to use his Sovereign Power to take the Left Eye from Bayonetta, which had similarly been restored to her upon her ascension. During a subsequent battle, Balder, under Loptr's influence, attempted to steal the Sovereign Power from Loki once again, but interference from Bayonetta and several other gods instead resulted in Loptr's soul being removed from Balder and subsequently merging, along with the Right Eye, with Loki, finally restoring Aesir once more.
  • Although he expressed his gratefulness towards Bayonetta and the others for stopping his evil half, Aesir explained that his continued existence in his true form would eventually result in humanity losing their free will once again. After consulting the gods of the Main House, it was decided that a spell would be put on Aesir that would periodically force his halves to fuse back into him, thus allowing him to split back into Loki and Loptr again and ensure humanity's free will.
  • Aesir, Loki and Loptr each have differing attitudes towards Jubileus and Queen Sheba. Aesir generally tends to remain neutral between the two, as he prefers to maintain balance. Loki is rather dismissive of both of them, preferring to generally just avoid them. Loptr, on the other hand, has actively allied himself with Jubileus and opposes Queen Sheba. However, his alliance with Jubileus is somewhat shaky due to her not fully trusting him, unsure as to whether or not he intends to give the Eyes of the World to her or keep them for himself.
  • Exclusive to Aesir:
    • As the God of Chaos, Aesir is incredibly powerful. Through his Sovereign Power, he can freely control the Eyes of the World. With the Eyes, he is capable of manipulation and control over all of reality. He can see the past, present, and future, the fate of any being, and see through "everything". Through the Remembrances of Time, Aesir can manipulate time by taking a "snapshot" of a given area or object. This allows him to later recreate an area/object and restore it to its past glory from any changes over time that happened to it since said "snapshot". It can also allow him to see the truth of events that had transpired. However, Aesir's true power is that of Nothingness: the power to erase anything and everything from existence, putting him directly on par with Grand Zeno.
    • Although he's benevolent, Aesir prefers to stay uninvolved in the various conflicts in the pantheon, as he wishes to preserve the balance between good and evil. When approached by Lucifer with an offer to join the GUAC, Aesir explained that, although he somewhat agrees with their end goal, he does not approve of their methods and, as such, rejected the offer.
    • Being a creator deity, Aesir gets along quite well with the other creator deities such Eru Ilúvatar, the Highest Joy, the Alpha and Omega, the God who talks to Bob, and Chuck Shurley, all of whom share his desire to preserve free will. All of them sympathize with the fact that he needs to split himself in order to ensure humanity's free will, allowing his evil half to run around free in the process. However, his interactions with Chuck have soured quite a bit after he learned about how Chuck treats the universe and humanity like his Cosmic Playthings and manipulated Sam and Dean for his own amusement.
    • Aesir is also on good terms with Amara, Raava and Ezalor. He was happy to hear of how Amara and Chuck had reconciled and chose to travel the universe together. However, although he gets along with Raava and Ezalor, he doesn't entirely approve of how they both wish to suppress and/or eliminate darkness, as he believes that it could cause an imbalance that could lead to more harm in the future.
    • In contrast to most chaos gods, Aesir serves as the overseer of the balance between good and evil, rather than as some kind of destructive force. As a result, he opposes the various other chaos gods in the pantheon. He regards Eliphas, Don Thousand, Galeem, Dharkon, Vaatu and the Chaos Knight as good examples of how order and chaos are both dangerous when not kept in balance. In particular, he regards Galeem and Dharkon as being especially dangerous due to how they nearly managed to wipe out all the Smash Fighters and how Dharkon managed to seize the puppet fighters from Galeem's control to his own, momentarily gaining a considerable advantage over his counterpart. Aesir is also especially wary of Amatsu-Mikaboshi and GOLB, both of whom represent the Primordial Chaos which predates the universe and wish to return all of existence back to that state.
    • Unsurprisingly, Aesir quickly came to oppose YHVH and the GUAL. Many have noted that Aesir is a good foil to gods such as YHVH and Kronika. Where YHVH is an evil God of Order and Kronika is a sadistic Keeper of Time, Aesir is a good God Of Chaos. Where YHVH and Kronika are huge believers in The Evils of Free Will, Aesir is the one that actually gave his world's humanity free will. Where YHVH and Kronika intentionally pit two factions against each other, Aesir oversees the Balance of Good and Evil.
    • "Where we only see reality and make it match our rules of the world, Aesir saw through reality, and those visions became our world. These observations became Aesir's power. Aesir's eyes were truly the eyes that created the world."
  • Exclusive to Loki:
    • Loki frequently spends time with Bayonetta, Jeanne and Father Balder. He's particularly happy that Balder has finally been freed from Loptr's influence. When not hanging out with them, he tends to play tricks on various deities throughout the pantheon.
    • He surprised to discover that there were other deities in the pantheon with whom he shared his name. He was once forced by Bayonetta to travel alongside her, Kratos and Atreus up a mountain. Although he disliked it at first, he eventually befriended Atreus, appreciating his kindness and compassion. He's also on good terms with the Archangel Gabriel, who similarly likes playing tricks on people and had passed himself off as the Asgardian Loki in the past. Speaking of which, however, Loki also became enemies with the Asgardian Loki, who strongly reminds him of Loptr.
    • Loki's use of Tarot cards drew the attention Madame Xanadu, who was initially annoyed by the youth's snarky attitude which, combined with his British accent, strongly reminded her of John Constantine. However, she came to respect Loki upon learning of his true identity.
    • Loki was quick to befriend Ryoji Mochizuki, who was similarly an amnesiac who was unaware of being a god. Loki sympathizes with how Ryoji was unwittingly the harbinger of the apocalypse in his own universe, and was glad to hear that things ultimately turned out well. Loki is similarly on friendly terms with Joshua, although Joshua's attitude typically results in Loki playing a prank on him.
    • Loki is also on good terms with Zen and Rei, a deity and human couple who were similarly amnesiacs. Loki particularly bonded with Zen over how they're both components of other gods. Loki also strongly sympathized with them over the circumstances that resulted in their amnesia as well as Rei finding out that she is a ghost and Dead All Along.
    • Loki gets along reasonably well with the Daedric Prince Sheogorath, who has a surprisingly decent grasp on Loki and Loptr's situation due to formerly having been Jyggalag, a deity of order, before being transformed into his diametric opposite and the two currently existing as separate beings.
    • "You don't need the Eyes of the World, love. I believe in your kind. You can create whatever future you desire."
  • Exclusive to Loptr:
    • Loptr is extremely annoyed by how he's forced to periodically merge back with Loki and, when not targeting Loki directly, spends extended periods of time looking for a way to once again regain his Aesir form without Loki. He's interested in the Fusion Program-enhanced tech of Mido, but is rather reluctant to try and use it due to how it tends to cause the resulting fusions to suffer from a severe case of violent madness and eventual breakdown of sanity. Similarly, Mao has expressed an interest in using Loptr and Loki as test subjects for his own fusion machine. However, Loptr declined the offer due to the fact that Mao has trouble building such a machine without it blowing up on him.
    • Despite his temporary betrayal of YHVH in order to ascend Jubileus, Loptr has continued to cooperate with him and the GUAL due to their shared goal. He's also on good terms with Chakravartin and Zanza, as he shares the former's manipulative nature and the latter's desire to recreate the world in his own image.
    • Surprisingly, he's willing to work with demons like Satan, Fortinbras and Mundus. Although Loptr himself tends to avoid directly answering why he works with them, it's generally accepted that he's just using them as a means to an end.
    • Due to his disdainful view of humanity, Loptr enjoys working with evil humans, especially those who forsook their humanity, as they reinforce his belief that humans don't deserve to have free will. As such, he occasionally works with the likes of Enrico Pucci, Sun Li, Ragyo Kiryuin and Relius Clover. However, his alliance with Ragyo resulted in him becoming enemies with her daughter Ryuko Matoi, although he generally doesn't view her as much of a threat to him.
    • Loptr strongly dislikes the GUAC and especially its leader Lucifer, as his desire to create a world with absolute freedom where all sentient beings are free to do as they please is something that Loptr finds abhorrent. Loptr has stated that when he fully regains the powers of Aesir, he intends his first action to be the elimination of Lucifer.
    • Aside from Bayonetta herself, Loptr has also become enemies with her various allies in the Pantheon, such as Gene and Akeno Himejima. Dante and Vergil Sparda also both oppose him, having been suspicious of him back when he was still controlling Balder. When Sparda himself ascended, his friendships with both the Umbra Witches and the liberated Balder would infuriate Loptr to no end, especially when Loki was quick to boast of it as a gain.
    • "Human free will is a joke; it is a worthless illusion. You need only obey me."
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    Arceus 
Arceus, Deity of Emerging from the Cosmic Egg (The Alpha Pokémon, The Original One)
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  • Overdeity
  • Symbols: Its Elemental Plates
  • Theme Music: Awakening, Battle! Arceus
  • Alignment: True Neutral
  • Ability: Multitype
  • Moveset: Judgement, Recover, Earth Power, Hyper Voice
    • Z-Move: Any of the main 18 really, but in its normal form chooses Breackneck Blitz
  • Portfolio: Creator Deities And Creatures With Immense Power, Gold and White Are Divine, Kirin, emerged from a Cosmic Egg Before The Universe Existed, Supreme Combat Balance, Master of Elemental Rock–Paper–Scissors, Transcending The Need For Gender, Temporary Online Content, Purposefully Overpowered
  • Domains: Creation, Elements, Power, Cosmic Beings
  • Heralds: All unascended Legendary Pokémon
  • Allies: Most Pokémon that have been ascended, Ash Ketchum, Pangu, Amara, Primus, Eru Illuvatar, Azai Nagamasa
  • On good terms with: The benevolent creator deities
  • Rival: Mewtwo
  • Subordinates: Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, Uxie, Mesprit, and Azelf, Unown, Mew (his publicist)
  • Enemies: Millenniumon, Oda Nobunaga, Purple Eyes, Joel, Amatsu-Mikaboshi, The Lich, YHVH, Chakravartin, Fused Zamasu, The Divine Powers
  • Opposes: Cyrus
  • Avoids: Chuggaaconroy, Flumpty Bumpty, GOLB, Hircine
  • Arceus, the Original One, is believed to have been the progenitor of the Pokemon universe itself. It emerged from an egg before time and shaped reality with 1000 arms, using the Creation Trio to shape the dimensions and the Lake Trio to shape the soul. Mew, supposed genetic ancestor of all Pokemon, is unclear where it fits but most agree Arceus came first. The Alpha Pokemon is capable of taking on any type depending on the plate or Z crystal it holds, and has balanced stats across the board; all of them with a BST of 120.
  • Technically genderless, however given most creator deities are masculine Arceus has decided to identify as such in the Trope Pantheon. Mew serves as his publicist as it was a good idea when he went on a billions-year long nap. He tends to chill at the Hall of Origin and rarely comes out to meet the Pantheon Leaders, though he usually converses with Eru Illuvatar as they are both vectors for creation of their respective universes. Arceus stands far away for Hircine because he is worried his Egomaniac Hunter nature will lead him to target him.
  • Due to Arceus's strength and the fact that he rules over the entire Pokémon universe, he initially ascended as the god of Olympus Mons. Not to mention directly created the Pokémon of time, space, dimensions, and willpower, knowledge and emotions, all to carry out his will. Instead he has chosen the role of Cosmic Egg, as the Original One is always described as having emerged from an egg before the universe even existed. When asked if this makes him related to Flumpty Bumpty, Arceus responded with "he's my weirdo neighbor from back in the Primordial Chaos days, I tend to avoid him".
  • Considered the leader of Pokemon everywhere, what with being their answer to God. Not interested in worship, just respect, though he is not the strongest Pokemon thanks to Mega Evolution, Primal Reversion and Ultra Necrozma. Still, Arceus is the strongest non-transformed Pokemon. Mewtwo, designed in mind as the strongest Pokemon, has a rivalry with the Alpha Pokemon and the two regularly throw down to declare superiority. Whenever Mewtwo tries to up things with one of his Mega Evolutions, Arceus has a Spooky or Dread Plate on standby.
  • As the Alpha Pokemon, Arceus had high standards for who to pick as his partner. Ultimately he settled on Mata Nui, for being a level-headed and benevolent god. He tends to chill with supreme beings who prefer a light touch, such as Eru Illuvatar. Arceus seems to agree on Primus in terms of how he goes about his divine and heroic duties. Just so long as they don't rib on how a supreme being can become a trainer's pet; it really annoys him.
  • Doesn't really like Zeedmillenniummon that much. Nor does Arceus like YHVH, due to His ego issues driving Him to try and supplant every Top God He can. The Alpha Pokemon doesn't really care about worship anyway. And with most literal deities, Arceus considers Zamasu an insane fallen deity, while Zamasu decries the Mythical Pokemon for not getting more involved in the world of Pokemon. Arceus simply responded "because it can take care of itself 99% of the time, that's why I tend to stay neutral". Also, he thinks that Chakravartin is a total prick.
  • Stays clear of Chuggaaconroy after hearing how he was able to capture Latias and Groudon in Nest Balls and then Dialga in a Luxury Ball and both Giratina and Dialga with Heal Balls. Many gods are awaiting the day that Chuggaa decides to go after Arceus and to see which kind of Poké Ball he'll use to capture him. And then they all groaned to learn that Arceus ran away from Chuggaaconroy and thus have to wait for Chuggaa's next adventure.
  • Upon hearing about the high following of "The Great Helix", he simply laughed at how mortals can latch on to one of his minor creations as a god. He doesn't have hard feelings against it, though. He has mixed opinions of the "The Mob" after they started imagining the man behind these events ("The Streamer") looking like him with glasses. This hasn't stopped him from interacting with them, like how they summoned him in the land of Ransei with the warlord host Lady ABnp3a, which caused him to join her in order to defeat Nobunaga or how they eventually did meet up with Arceus for real (but then ran away in terror).
  • Given how Arceus emerged from a Cosmic Egg, he's uncomfortable with the Divine Powers harvesting human souls on mass to form a universe free of YHVH. While he gets why they may be motivated, the Original One doesn't think they're much better and pointed out to Khrisna Lack of Empathy, the new universe would still have serious problems for humanity despite their claims. By contrast, Arceus has a much better relationship with a fellow Cosmic Egg creator, Pangu, who's Creation Myth of "making the universe and not doing much before it" is reminiscent of Arceus'. And the two are rather chill for gods.
  • It is unwise to piss him off in any way, shape or form. Promise to return what is a materialized form of his power to him, then break that promise? He'll destroy the land it helped to restore, even in the far future. Try to make him destroy the world because you are a nihilistic sociopath? He'll ascend you to another plane of existence as a punishment. Throw sand in his eyes? He'll go Old Testament on your ass. And never talk about where his "wheel" comes from. How Cyrus avoided angering Arceus is unclear, but Arceus has warned him not to mess with cosmic powers a second time or he's coming for him. Thanks to Hareta's influence, he may no longer be a problem for the Original One.
  • Said to have been emerged in the Primordial Chaos and void of reality. Amatsu-Mikaboshi is indignant at this, as he is towards all creation, and Arceus was legitimately afraid of the Chaos King. It's rather justified for him to be afraid. The Lich was aggravated by Arceus as being one of the beings "from before there was anything, even nothing" being a force for creation and wishes to slay the Alpha Pokemon. Arceus isn't sure what to make of GOLB, though. However he is willing to accept Amara, who has gotten over her destructive and creator-hating tendencies once making up with her brother Chuck. There seems to be a nostalgic fondness for her. Arceus isn't hanging without her brother after he proved himself Evil All Along.
  • No one, not even the smartest deities in the Pantheon, has any idea how to pronounce his name, though the dub of the movie has it be pronounced as Ar-kee-us. And no-one is certain on what the equine Arceus' thousand arms are, but the common theory is that they're armaments, as the Unown. As the Unown are reality warpers, and Arceus can summon them to make another member of the Creation Trio, it's rather plausible.

    Ashera 
Ashera, Goddess of Order (Astarte, Order Incarnate)
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    Chakravartin 
Chakravartin, God of Prime Movers (The Creator, The Ideal Universal Ruler, The Golden Spider)
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His Creator form 
His Golden Spider form 
  • Overdeity
  • Symbol: The Wheel of Samsara
  • Theme Songs: Aurora Borealis, One Who Spins Samsara, One Who Spins Ideas (Golden Spider)
  • Alignment: Claims he's Neutral Good. In actuality, Neutral Evil
  • Portfolio: Walking Spoiler, Creator of the Universe, Maltheism, Gold and White Are Divine, Walking Spoiler, Deconstructed Omniscient Morality License, Reality Warper, Attack of the 50 Megaparsec Cosmic Entity, Lack of Empathy, Multi-Armed and Dangerous, Polite Exterior Hiding A Monstrous Interior, Embodiment of Samsara (in general), Mechanical Creature, Deadpan Snarker, Trickster Mentor (yeah...) (The Golden Spider), Complete Monster
  • Domains: Life, Mantra, Godhood, Creation
  • Followers: The Lifemaker, The Lord Ruler
  • Allies: Fortinbras, Father Balder, Zanza, Dartz, Lysandre, Apocalypse
  • Rivals: YHVH, Dio Brando, Virtuous
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork with: The Life Entity, The Anti-Spiral
  • Enemies: Asura, Augus, Mithra, Yasha, Deus, Nekron, Melkor, Lucifer, Spawn, Ungoliant, every member of Team Dai-Gurren, Arceus, Gaea, Aleph, Ezio Auditore
  • Chakravartin is the creator and god of the world of Gaea, and the true identity of the Golden Spider. The embodiment of Samsara, he comes off as a distant if loving god, but in truth is a cold-hearted sociopath who masterminds tragedy for his benefit. He would mastermind conflict in Gaea, all for his greater purposes. Learning of the Trope Pantheon, Asura now seeks to play his many, many hands.
    • He has earned Asura's great ire for kidnapping Mithra, but they must settle their score in their own world before settling it in the Pantheon. As far as the outcome, the Pantheon consulted The Fates: the last images seen were the Brahmastra falling to Earth, and Asura and Yasha fighting one another again. "This is going to be fun", was the one comment The Golden Spider made on this subject.
    • After his defeat at the hands of Asura, he has had very little to say due to coming down with a case of acute 'Missing half of your face' syndrome.
  • For a time, Chakravartin would serve as the the Embodiment of the Wheel of Life, going by his Golden Spider form. However it wasn't considered a specific enough trope for him, and enough time had passed that everyone knew the truth about him. Chakravartin has re-instated himself as the God of Prime Movers, likely to keep an eye on others in the House of Faith.
    • Considers YHVH to be his main rival in the god department. In his own house, he sits next to Aleph, the Flying Spaghetti Monster and God. With Aleph, he's concerned he may try to kill him as he did YHVH. With the Flying Spaghetti Monster, he regards him as horribly irresponsible and a mockery to the divine. He hasn't anything to say about God, but God thinks he's undeserving of his Creator status.
  • Chakravartin believes himself to be a wise and beneficent Creator, who only causes suffering to get an heir and be free to other worlds. He's not a good god. He really isn't. He may use an Omniscient Morality License, but Asura rightly told him to shove it up his ass of which everyone agreed. Team Dai-Gurren agrees, seeing him as another selfish, ruthless monster like the Anti-Spiral. For now, Chakravartin has teamed up with the Anti-Spiral in order to counter both Asura and Spiral Power.
    • Has sought to recreate the conflict with other gods. So far, he's gotten Dartz, Lysandre and Apocalypse on his side; Dartz and Lysandre to fulfill their dreams of a better world through destruction, and Apocalypse by fanning the flames of war.
    • Zanza can get behind Chakravartin's views, as they both agree the world exists for them and feel they're better off working together. Fellow creator deity Arceus doesn't get along, as Chakravartin hoped to ensnare the weaker Alpha Pokemon for his own purposes and Arceus thinks he's a terrible god.
  • He is virtually the only known individual in the Pantheon to talk down to Melkor of all people, and does it to his face, citing that as the spinner of life in Asura's universe, and with Melkor having been created by Eru, the "Lord of the Rings" universe's God, he is above him. To quote what he said: "I am the Creator of all life in my world; you are merely a creation of your God". Melkor has apparently vowed to squash him for this "insult".
    • Given his spider form and disdain for Melkor, it would seem that Ungoliant and he would get along. However, the Animalistic Abomination could not help but try and feast on the life force he emanated, resulting in Chakravartin swatting her away. He does permit Arachne to visit his webs, possibly as some sort of scheme against the Greek gods of the pantheon.
    • Tends to distance himself from Nekron, and has been seen making a spider's web in a tree near The Entity's residence, claiming that as fellow weavers of life, he's comfortable around the White Light Entity. Nekron and the GUAD seek to despoil the lifestreams they maintain, in hopes of making the annihilation of all life an easier feat.
  • Chakravartin is the master of Mantra, cosmic energies produced by the emotions from souls and prayers. Interestingly, the eight forms of Mantra are similar to the Seven Deadly Sins. Some suspect Chakravartin may be a devil, rather than a god. He reacted, dispassionate yet clearly furious; "I am no servant of a higher being, fallen or otherwise. I am a higher being, never claim otherwise."
    • Chakravartin is in control of reincarnation in his world, however, cannot reincarnate himself and thanks to Asura killing his "mortal" body cannot survive outside the pantheon. He considers this to be... unfortunate. Has been also trying to usurp Virtuous' position as the goddess of reincarnation.
    • In his Golden Spider form, he rules Naraka; an afterlife realm with an endless number of pillars. Often will associate with the House of Life and Death because of this.
  • Like most Creator Deities, The Golden Spider remains silent on the subject of YHVH. While he claims his form is simply an efficient guise, the explanation is at odds with his requiring Mithra's body as a temporary vessel and the small fact that YHVH's upper-tier Angels have started carrying golden flyswatters.
    • Is amused by "The God of Light" Fortinbras and decided to work alongside this Creator God for the moment as a means to further his own plans.
    • Knows what lurks in Balder and through that connection has gained angels to work alongside The Golden Spider.
  • As one of the most powerful entities in the Pantheon, Chakravartin has interest in other Overdeities. Lucifer has nothing but disdain towards him, seeing the Creator as similar to YHVH. Gaea, in particular, has a personal vendetta towards him for being the mastermind behind Gohma Vlitra, whom she regards as a parasite trying to usurp her being.
    • May have picked his time-freezing powers from Dio Brando. Dio Brando considers him a possible rival in that field and may seek to usurp his power one day.
    • Though Chakravartin may best Beerus in combat, he prefers not to provoke him. His experiences with Asura has made him wary of destruction deities, and he doesn't have a reason to antagonize the Overdeity.

    Eru Ilúvatar 
Eru Ilúvatar, God of Creation (God of Arda, Creator, The One, The All High, The Father Of All)
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  • Overdeity
  • Symbol: The Flame Imperishable.
  • Alignment: Neutral Good
  • Portfolio: God of Arda, God Among The Ainur, Creating Life, Complete Immortality, Light Is Good, Death Is A Gift, Divine Delegation, Source Of Goodness, The Only Way They Will Learn
  • Domains: Creation, Fantasy, Spirituality, Wisdom, Life
  • Superior: J. R. R. Tolkien
  • High Priestesses: The Golden Goddesses
  • Allies: Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson, The Emperor of Mankind, Primus, God (God, The Devil and Bob), Mata Nui, The Life Entity, Aslan, Cosmos, Manwë Sulimo, Gandalf, The One Above All
  • On good terms with: The House of Music, most creator deities
  • Opposes: Sauron, Nurgle, Chakravartin, Alduin
  • Opposed by: Melkor, YHVH, Nekron
  • All things have a beginning, all things have a source. And for those of Middle-Earth, this source is Eru Ilúvatar. Timeless and transcendent, he would bring the spark of life to the Ainur, and create the world of Arda. Though more of an indirect God, he would still guide his creation and be the source of all that is good within it. Together with Dream and Haruhi Suzumiya, and with the behest of the Progenitor's designs, he guides and crafts the Trope Pantheon.
    • Many believe Eru created everything. EVERYTHING. Including other Gods in the Pantheon, hence making him the actual big cheese. When asked why he's not ruling the whole show then, most followers of this theory shrug and say "he doesn't want to".
  • Eru is the source of all creation in Arda, the creator of the Ainur and Valar as well. This act of creation is expressed in the form of music, which has led some to believe he played a direct role in creating the House of Music. He doesn't always create things directly and often lets his creations do some of the work. It's believed that he brought the Life Entity into existence, with the help of The Presence, and while this hasn't been proven it seems to regard him as a parental figure.
    • Being the main God of Creation, he is held in reverence by all other Good-aligned deities in fiction. Every time a new universe comes into being, he gives it his own divine spark. However, he rarely intervenes in the conflict between good and evil.
  • Was pleased to see that the Ainur Manwë and Gandalf had entered the pantheon.
  • Will often consult with other creator deities and god figures in the Pantheon. Most get along well, but a few evil gods have gotten some friction with him; YHVH especially can't stand the fact that Eru is part of the Holy Trinity and not him, but has to tolerate it. He doesn't like Chakravartin that much due to how amoral he is and abusing the Omniscient Morality License. Would probably have done something about it had Asura not taken him out.
    • Often mistaken for being God of God, the Devil and Bob, much like how people have mistaken Melkor for Satan or Lucifer. They're different entities who have different methods of helping out their creations, but both are really nice Gods. Sometimes they argue about how to better do their job, but it's very rare and always a respectful debate.
  • Some have suggested that Eru is actually True Neutral considering that Melkor is a reflection of his thoughts. They have cited the destruction of Númenor as evidence of this, considering that many innocent people have likely died. However, Eru has always claimed to love all of his spiritual children. Even his adopted spiritual ones. And he allows free will, hence the existence of evil. Manwë's ascension was likely part of his gambit in helping out the GUAG.
  • Has not spoken on what Ungoliant is exactly, or has proven/disproven the belief that the Spider of Night comes from the Void rather than him. Conversely, the Lich, Orgalorg and Amatsu-Mikaboshi aren't speaking on where they stand on the issue of Ilúvatar.
    • Also hasn't expressed his views on the GUAC and Lucifer. Lucifer is ambivalent towards him, as he respects free will and seems like a nice guy.
  • Though he allows death for his creations, this is not a curse or punishment. Rather, death is a blessing. Naturally, he's not a fan of those that pervert the gift of both death and life, making it a terrible thing. Personally regards Nurgle as an offense against life itself. He may have been responsible for Aza'Gorod being kicked out of the Pantheon due to making death something to be feared.
  • Trying to get the GUAG to deal with the newly found Grand United Alliance of Destruction, headed by Nekron. Nekron does not like Eru, believing him to be responsible for the coming of the light and life in the first place. He can't do much about Eru, however, due to the rules set by the Court of the Gods, as well as being way out-matched and being near his presence burning him.
  • It is suspected that he uses his power to aid Michael Carpenter in his crusade against the GUAE, and this is why Michael tends to show up exactly when he is needed, and to touch him (or in some cases, even get near him) is painful to all evil.
  • Melkor believed he could use the infamous Black Book of Arda to finally discredit Eru, but Eru got the last laugh, saying that he actually enjoyed reading the book and considered it a fine comedy. Outraged at being outsmarted yet again by his father, Melkor was forced to retreat.

    Shekinah 
Shekinah, Divine Representative of Fragments of Creator Deities (Root Shekinah, Three Wise Men, Three Spirits, Three Living Beings, female YHVH)
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Three Wise Men 
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    Ultraman King 
Ultraman King, God of Unnaturally Powerful Entities (Old Man King, Pico, Uncle Ultraman, Allah)
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    Vishnu 
Vishnu, God of Divine Beings Taking Human Form (God of Preservation, The Preserver, The Protector of Good; MahaVishnu, Para Brahman, Supreme Being, Lord of the Devas, The controller of the entire universe, The Lord of Reality, Karma restoration and Moksha, Adideva, Narayana, Hari, Lakshmikanta, Padmanābh, Mukunda, Vaishnavi, Gorakh, Upulvan, Bichū-ten, God of Mercy and Light, Over one thousand other names)
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  • Overdeity
  • Symbol: Conch shell (shankha named Panchajanya), war discuss (named Sudarshana Chakra), gada/mace (named Kaumodaki), and a lotus flower
  • Theme Song: Lord Vishnu Mantra
  • Alignment: Lawful Good
  • Portfolio: God Who Can Take Human Form, Big Good, The Omnipotent, The Omnipresent, The Omniscient, Has blue skin, Usually depicted with four arms, Showy Invincible Hero, Wields the celestial bow Sharanga, the Kaumodaki mace, the Nandaka sword, the Narayanastra (which can fire a volley of millions of deadly missiles simultaneously), and the Vaishnavastra
  • Domain(s): Reincarnation, Goodness, Preservation, Enlightenment
  • Herald: Lakshmi (his wife)
  • Avatars: Rama, Krishna of the Divine Powers
  • Allies: Ganesha, Sita, Karna, Cosmos and the Grand United Alliance of Good, The Love that Moves the Stars, The Alpha and Omega, God (God, the Devil and Bob), Ahura Mazda, Eru Ilúvatar, The One Above All, The Presence, Present and Future Zeno, The Truth, Aesir, Philemon, Ra, Odin, Joshua, Ryoji Mochizuki, Naoki Kashima/Demi-Fiend, Flynn, Naoya Toudou, Tatsuya Suou, Makoto Yuki, Yu Narukami, Ren Amamiya/Joker, The Embryon Tribe, Raava, Avatars Wan, Aang, and Korra, Samurai Jack
  • Enemies: Kumbhakarna, Melkor and the Grand United Alliance of Evil, Lucifer, YHVH, Chakravartin, Chuck Shurley, Fused Zamasu, Zanza, Nyarlathotep, the other Nyarlathotep, The Divine Powers, Aku, Dis, The Beast, Fortinbras, the Godhand, HIM, Malebolgia, Azmodan, Mundus, Satan (Paradise Lost), Demise, Diablo, Baal, Dul'Mephistos, Mephisto, Darkseid, Thanos, En Sabah Nur/Apocalypse, Vaatu, Unalaq
  • Respects: Noah
  • Fascinated by: Jake Sully, Kazuto Kirigaya, Asuna Yuuki
  • Vishnu is the Hindu god of preservation, reality, karma restoration and moksha (a form of enlightenment). He is known as the Preserver within the Trimurti, the Hindu trinity that also includes Brahma, the Creator, and Shiva, the Destroyer. Vishnu's wife is Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth, fortune and prosperity, who is his equal complementary partner. In Vaishnavism, Vishnu is worshipped as the supreme being who creates, protects and transforms the universe. As the Preserver, Vishnu maintains balance within the world, and is known for a kindly demeanor and genuine interest in the welfare of humanity. Whenever the world is threatened with evil, chaos, and destructive forces, Vishnu descends in the form of an avatar (incarnation) to restore the cosmic order and protect Dharma.
    • Although Vishnu's avatars are countless in number, and some of them are even female (such as Mohini), there are 10 avatars in particular, known collectively as the Dashavatara, who are regarded as his primary incarnations.
    • The first is Matsya, a giant fish (or half-human, half-fish), who rescued the first man Manu from a great deluge by carrying his boat to the high grounds of the northern mountains.
    • The second is Kurma, a turtle/tortoise (or half-human, half-tortoise), who helped the devas and asuras during the churning of the Ocean of milk in order to get Amrita, the nectar of immortality. When Mount Mandara, which they were using as the churning staff, started to sink, Kurma bore the weight of the mountain on his back.
    • The third is Varaha, a boar, who rescued Bhumi, the goddess of the earth, when the demon Hiranyaksha kidnapped her and hid her in the depths of the cosmic ocean. Varaha slew the demon and retrieved the earth from the ocean by lifting it between his tusks, thus restoring Bhumi to her place in the universe.
    • The fourth is Narasimha, a fierce man-lion, who killed the Asura king Hiranyakashipu in order to end his persecution of everyone for their religious beliefs, including his own son Prahlada, who was a devotee of Vishnu.
    • The fifth is Vamana, a dwarf, who helped the gods regain rulership over heaven, earth, and the underworld after they had lost it to the Asura king Mahabali. While the king was distributing alms amongst his people, Vamana approached him and Bali promised him whatever he asked. Vamana asked for three paces of land. Bali agreed, and the dwarf then changed his size to that of a giant Trivikrama form. With his first stride he covered the earthly realm, with the second he covered the heavenly realm (thereby symbolically covering the abode of all living beings), and he then took the third stride for the netherworld. Bali realized that Vamana was Vishnu incarnate and, in deference, the king offered his head as the third place for Vamana to place his foot. The avatar did so and thus granted Bali immortality and made him ruler of Patala, the underworld.
    • The sixth is Parashurama, an axe-wielding warrior-sage, who corrected the cosmic equilibrium by destroying the Kshatriya warriors twenty-one times after they had begun to abuse their power by forcefully taking what belonged to others and terrorizing people. He is one of the Chiranjivis (long-lived ones or immortal ones), and is believed to be alive today in penance at the Mahendragiri mountain range until he will appear at the end of the Kali Yuga (the present age).
    • The seventh is Rama, the ideal model of a common prince, whose most notable adventure is the kidnapping of his wife Sita by demon-king Ravana, followed by the determined and epic efforts of Rama and Lakshmana to gain her freedom and destroy the evil Ravana against great odds.
    • The eighth is usually Krishna, revered as a god-child, a prankster, a model lover, a divine hero, and the universal supreme being, who overcame Kamsa, the tyrannical king of the Vrishni kingdom. Sometimes, the eighth avatar is instead identified as Balarama, Krishna's elder brother.
    • The ninth avatar is variously identified as being either the Buddha (the founder of Buddhism), Vithoba (a Hindu deity predominantly worshipped in the Indian state of Maharashtra), or Jagannath (a Hindu deity worshipped in regional traditions in India and Bangladesh).
    • The prophesied tenth and final avatar is Kalki, who will appear at the end of the Kali Yuga. He will be atop a white horse and his sword will be drawn, blazing like a comet. He will bring an end to the Kali Yuga, the current and final epoch of Yuga Cycle, and harbinger in the restart of the Satya Yuga and another cycle of existence.
  • When Vishnu arrived into the Pantheon, he already displayed great knowledge of the place and its inhabitants. While Vaishnavites were quick to attribute it to him being the Supreme Being, Vishnu further clarified that he still has a connection to his ascended avatars, Rama and Krishna of the Divine Powers. However, while Rama exists as a composite of all versions of himself and generally still aligns himself with Vishnu, the Krishna in the Pantheon is exclusively the version from the SMT Multiverse, whom Vishnu regards as a rogue avatar whose desire to overthrow YHVH has resulted in him becoming just as bad. As a result, Vishnu regularly uses his connection to Krishna to thwart the Divine Powers' schemes, much to their annoyance.
  • Vishnu's temple is divided into two parts. His main residence is modeled after his celestial abode Vaikuntha. It is actually a series of planets full of golden palaces and hanging gardens that grow fragrant sweet scented fruits and flowers. Vishnu exclusively presides over on high, accompanied by his consort Lakshmi. The twin deities, Jaya and Vijaya, serve as the abode's gatekeeper. The residence of his followers, located on the ground, is based on the Divine Lotus, his realm in Mount Celestia in the D&D Multiverse. It is a place where nothing crumbles before its time. The followers are all young and strong, their minds keen with spiritual and mental enlightenment. Those who don't have sharp minds don't make it into the realm as humans; they become animals and are reborn into the karmic wheel.
  • Vishnu was pleased to be reunited with Ganesha in the Pantheon, and is similarly fond of Sita, due to her being one of Lakshmi's avatars, and Karna, who had been a martial arts disciple of Parashurama, Vishnu's sixth avatar. However, he was also somewhat annoyed to learn of the presence of Kumbhakarna, the reincarnation of his gatekeeper Vijaya and the younger brother of the Demon King Ravana, both of whom had been killed by his avatar Rama. Nonetheless, Vishnu aknowledges that Kumbhakarna isn't particularly evil, and instead is simply devoted towards honoring his warrior vows and staying loyal to his brother Ravana.
  • Although Vishnu is familiar with the Battleground of the Gods, he hasn't participated there in person. Instead, he sent two of his avatars, Vamana and Rama, as his representatives. Several gods who have participated there have expressed annoyance at this, arguing that Vishnu was not only being lazy but was also insulting them through the implication that they weren't worth his direct involvement. Vishnu has insisted that no insults are intended on his part, but he simply prefers to focus the bulk of his attention on other matters for the time being, and might someday show up in person if he deems it necessary.
  • Vishnu was quick to ally himself with Cosmos and the GUAG, and regularly sends his various avatars to aid them. However, Cosmos tends to get rather annoyed at Vishnu's lack of direct involvement in their cause, as he insists upon only showing up in person and getting directly involved if their situation becomes especially dire. Additionally, he's also on good terms with other benevolent supreme beings such as The Love that Moves the Stars, The Alpha and Omega, the God who hangs out with Bob, Ahura Mazda, Eru Ilúvatar, The One Above All, The Presence, Present and Future Zeno, The Truth, and Aesir.
  • Although Vishnu has allied himself with Philemon and shares in his opposition towards Nyarlathotep, he's quite frustrated by his God's Hands Are Tied policy and his general disaffection with his champions, which contrasts with Vishnu's own habit of simply incarnating himself (basically becoming his own champion) to deal with threats more directly. Vishnu, due to representing goodness and enlightenment, is unsurprisingly quite hated by Nyarlathotep, who views him as a major threat.
  • Vishnu gets along with Top Gods such as Ra and Odin, as they share his goal in maintaining order and preservation and have previously worked alongside his avatar Rama in aiding Samurai Jack to defeat Aku. Although he's still allied with them in their opposition against Aku, Vishnu still generally interacts with them through his avatars rather than in person, as he also wishes to be able to focus on other matters.
  • He's on good terms with Joshua, who is similartly known for having taken human form. Although Vishnu disapproves of Joshua's former decision to destroy Shibuya, he's glad that Joshua ultimately chose to spare it. Vishnu also gets along with Ryoji Mochizuki, who is a good person despite being the Nyx Avatar.
  • Vishnu is on generally friendly terms with the various champions of the Great Will from the SMT Multiverse, having previously encountered many of them in various circumstances. He most frequently allies himself with Naoya Toudou, Tatsuya Suou, Makoto Yuki, Yu Narukami, and Ren Amamiya/Joker, manifesting, when summoned by them, as the Ultimate Persona of the Emperor Arcana for Naoya and Tatsuya, the second-best Persona of the Sun Arcana for Makoto, the Ultimate Persona of the Temperance Arcana for Yu, and the second-best Persona of the Fool Arcana for Ren/Joker. Additionally, he sometimes aids the Demi-Fiend as a summonable ally, and periodically provides aid to Flynn as an apology for him having previously been kidnapped by his rogue avatar Krishna, who then forced Flynn to fuse with him into "Vishnu-Flynn" as a last ditch attempt to defeat Nanashi. Finally, his support of the Embryon Tribe stems from them having previously proven their worth to him and the strength of their dharma (righteousness) by defeating him in battle.
  • Vishnu quickly managed to get along with Raava and Avatars Wan, Aang, and Korra, since they play a similar to him in protecting the world and maintaining balance. He was quite interested to learn of the workings of the Avatar Cycle, in which the next avatar would be born shortly after the previous one died, in contrast to Vishnu's method of only sending an avatar when one was needed. Unsurprisingly, he also quickly came to oppose Vaatu and Unalaq, as he not only dislikes Vaatu's evil but is especially appaled by Unalaq's desire to become the Dark Avatar and usher an era of ten thousand years of darkness.
  • Vishnu vehemently opposes Melkor and the GUAE, and frequently aids the GUAG in battle against them through his avatars, only getting involved personally if the situation gets particularly bad. He also opposes Lucifer, YHVH, and their respective factions, although to a lesser extent than the GUAE, since Vishnu considers the destruction of evil to be a more immediate concern than combating chaos and order.
  • Vishnu also quickly became enemies with evil creator deities such as Chakravartin, Chuck Shurley, and Zanza. Since Vishnu represents Moksha, a state of enlightenment and self-liberation from Samsara (the cycle of death and rebirth), he especially dislikes Chakravartin, who represents Samsara and subjected the world to numerous cycles of creation and annihilation in an attempt to find an heir to take his place. Fused Zamasu hates him not only for being benevolent towards humanity, but even going so far as to take human form in order to help them, which Zamasu considers to be obscene. On the other hand, Nyarlathotep has remarked that he and Vishnu could be seen as counterparts to one another, since they both use avatars (or "masks" as Nyarlathotep sometimes calls them) to carry out their respective goals in the world. Although he's uncomfortable about their similarity, Vishnu nonetheless tends to be one of the more effective opponents of Nyarlathotep.
  • Having regularly dealt with various demons and demon kings in the past, Vishnu has routinely squared off against the various demonic rulers in the Pantheon, including Dis, The Beast, Fortinbras, the Godhand, HIM, Malebolgia, Azmodan, Mundus, the Satan who lost Paradise, Demise, Diablo, Baal, Dul'Mephistos, and Mephisto. Vishnu also dislikes tyrannical rulers and those who tyrannize innocents in general, which quickly resulted in him becoming enemies with Darkseid, Thanos, and Apocalypse.
  • Vishnu has shown a fondness and respect for Noah and Great A'Tuin. His liking of Noah stems from how he reminds Vishnu of the time that he had saved Manu, the first man, from a great flood in the form of Matsya, his first avatar. Similarly, he likes Great A'Tuin because she reminds him of Akupara, the giant turtle who supports the world in Hindu mythology, as well as the time that he incarnated himself as Kurma, his second avatar.
  • Since the concept and term "avatar" originated in Hindu mythology, Vishnu has shown a large interest in seeing how it evolved in other cultures and in later times, such as being used to refer to a person's form in virtual world or a remotely-controlled body. As a result, Vishnu sought out people like Jake Sully, Kazuto Kirigaya and Asuna Yuuki in order to ask them about their experiences and, in turn, provide information on his own experiences and perspective on the matter. Although he found their conversations quite fun and informative, they themselves were somewhat confused by how Vishnu and his own avatars worked, since he was capable of, for example, having multiple avatars around simultaneously while also remaining a distinct individual. Vishnu tried to give them a detailed explanation, but it ended up being so complex that they politely asked him to stop and thanked him for the pleasant conversation despite their confusion.
  • "Whenever righteousness wanes and unrighteousness increases I send myself forth. For the protection of the good and for the destruction of evil, and for the establishment of righteousness, I come into being age after age."

Greater Gods

    Cronus 
Cronus, God Of Titans and Consuming Infants (Cronos, Kronus, Kronos, Saturnus, Saturn, King of the Titans, Lord of Time and Agriculture, The Crooked One, King Cannibal)
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How he usually looks
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  • Greater God
  • Symbol: His scythe (alternatively, Pandora's Temple)
  • Theme Song: March of Tartarus
  • Alignment: Lawful Evil
  • Portfolio: Lord of time and agriculture, Youngest Child Wins, Archnemesis Dad, King of the Titans due to being the most powerful, Faux Affably Evil, The Chessmaster wielding a scythe, having much of his essence sealed away, Eats Babies, Offing the Offspring, having a tumultuous relationship with his own dad himself, castrating his father with his scythe, Former Lord of a Golden Age.
  • Domains: Titans, Time, Manipulation, the Harvest, Abuse, Paranoia,
  • Followers: His brothers Hyperion, Crius, Coeus and Iapetus
  • Special relationship with: Gaea (his mother), Tartarus (his uncle/step-father)
  • Allies: Typhon (his half-brother), The Divine Powers, Set
  • On good terms with: Scar, Relius Clover
  • On speaking terms with: The House of Plants
  • Enemies: All his descendants, but especially ZEUS (youngest son), Hestia (oldest child), Percy Jackson and Kratos (his grandchildren) and Annabeth Chase (his great-granddaughter). Also an enemy to Diana/Wonder Woman, YHVH, Cersei Lannister, Nicholas St North, Eren Yaegar, Mikasa Ackerman, and especially his father Ouranos
  • Opposes: The House of Prophecy
  • Opposed by: Anyone with an abusive father, Osiris
  • Not to be confused with: Chronos (his uncle)
  • Before Zeus ruled, his father Cronus was the king of the gods. The youngest and strongest of the Titans, he ruled the first age of man, Golden Age. However, he feared the prophecy that one day his children would overthrow him. Whenever his wife Rhea gave birth, he would swallow the infants and imprison them in his belly. Only through a trick was the last child, Zeus. Eventually, Zeus would grow up and confront his father, rescuing his siblings and usurping him.
  • Cronus also served as the god of the harvest, a role that his daughter Demeter would inherit. Because of this he often visits the House of Plants, often just doing his old job. He is also seeking a partnership with Mordremoth to help his cause. Cronus is also seen as the god of time and seems interested in the House of Time and Space, but this wasn't the case in the original mythology. It comes down to being mistaken for his uncle Chronos, the primordial god of time.
  • Was ascended by Melkor, who saw the Titan King as a useful pawn in his plans and thus gathered some of his scattered essence to reassemble him. However, no sooner was the Titan resurrected than he proclaimed that he was no servant of the Gods and destroyed much of the GUAE headquarters, after which he claimed the temple for the God of Archnemesis Fathers for his own.
    • When other gods protested, Cronus reminded them that he tops all other Archnemesis Dads due to devouring his own children the moment they were born. This quickly silenced any opposition, and Cronus ascended unopposed.
  • Though a horrible father, Cronus didn't have the best role model growing up. His own father Ouranos/Uranus, the cosmic embodiment of the sky, hated his children and imprisoned the Titans within Gaea. As the bravest and most ambitious Titan, she gave him a flint sickle to catch his father by surprise and castrate him, the severed organs eventually forming Aphrodite. The prophecy originates from his father's last words to him.
  • For his followers, Cronus has chosen his fellow Titans who helped him overcome their father; Hyperion, Crius, Coeus and Iapetus. Hyperion is the Titan of light and the father of the sun and moon Greek deities, Crius was the Titan of constellations, Coeus was the Titan of oracles and Iapetus is the father of Prometheus. Sometimes the Titan of the seas, Oceanus, is depicted as his ally. This is inaccurate to the original myths, where Oceanus was neutral in the conflict between the Titans and the Olympians.
  • Osiris stays far away from Cronus. This is less due to his villainy as Cronus is neutral on the Egyptian pantheon, but because the whole "castrating Uranus" thing causes him to wince since he was castrated with a sickle, just like him. Set seemed amused by this and felt he might serve an ally due to being a displaced god with an axe to grind. Cronus agreed, but only for the time being.
  • Interestingly, while Set was a more positive deity who was demonized, Cronus was a negative Titan who later on the Ancient Romans gave a more positive spin, adapting him into Saturn. He even had a holiday called Saturnalia, a precursor to Christmas. One of his more pettier plans is to take back the December holidays for himself, putting him into conflict with Nicholas St North. He has been working with the Divine Powers as a fellow old god, to restore his power. He's contemptuous toward YHVH due to his overthrowing of gods being a painful reminder of the fall of the Titans, though the Great Will is worse about it than Zeus.
  • For general affairs, Cronus typically takes the form of a middle-aged man in a fancy suit or a 9-foot tall, golden-eyed black-haired and goateed man in a toga. However, if utterly pissed off, he can easily become a 1600-foot-tall giant with a titanic temple chained to his back. Due to his mutilation he tends to use host bodies, or put his broken pieces back into a monstrous, demonic-looking goliath as seen in Sea of Monsters.
  • Soon after Cronus's ascension, the GUAG was told of what the Titan was capable of by Percy Jackson, and so collected Kronos's remaining essence, locked it in a sarcophagus and put it in the Maximum Security section of the Vault. This has annoyed the Titan to no end, and he is determined to find the sarcophagus and regain his full power.
  • Despite his villainy he loves Gaea, though she is more conflicted about him due to turning out a lot like his own dad and the fact she helped protect Zeus. She's more mad about what happened to most of his siblings as well. He attacked Kratos because he believed he killed her(which he later did), all while having the gall to call him a coward who kills his own kin as the Ghost of Sparta killed him. He was at least amused to know his own son would suffer the same fate as both himself and his own father.
  • Stays clear of the House of Prophecy like the plague. This is due to prophecies biting him in the ass with the whole "your son will overthrow you", but everyone agrees he brought it on himself. He shares this paranoia about prophecies with Cersei Lannister, however it's other way around as the death of her children made her paranoid. She really doesn't take kindly to how he ate his children compared to her love of her own.
  • His eldest son is a well-known philanderer, but Cronus has dabbled in some of his son's behavior. He ended up having an affair with the nymph Philyra, who he turned into a horse so his wife didn't catch him. Because of this she gave birth to the centaur Chiron, the only one of his kids he didn't try to eat. He hasn't used any of his tricks in the House of Love yet, likely because Zeus probably castrated him.
  • Would like to remind the pantheon that his Titans have nothing to do with the anime Titans. "Titan" was a title from his father meaning "straining gods", those Titans have more in common with the giants born from Uranus' blood. He is still hated by Eren Yaegar and Mikasa Ackerman however, given his cannibalism.
  • Also in Consumption.

    The Divine Powers 
The Divine Powers, The Old God Organization (Polytheistic Alliance, Krishna: Attractive One, Vishnu-Flynn, Odin: The Allfather, Maitreya: Bodhisattva, Mitra-Buddha, Inanna: Mother of All, Shesha: Ananta, Serpent of Death and Renewal)
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The Attractive One, Krishna
Bodhisattva Maitreya 
The All-Father, Odin 
The Mother of All, Inanna 
The First Form of the Serpent of Death and Renewal, Shesha 
  • Intermediate God (Krishna and Maitreya), Greater God (Shesha, Inanna, Odin, Mitra-Buddha), Overdeity (Shesha's evolved forms and Vishnu-Flynn)
  • Symbol: Giant Red Egg
  • Theme Song: Divine Powers Primal and Battle Theme
  • Alignment: Neutral Evil (Krishna and Odin), Chaotic Evil (Maitreya and Shesha), Chaotic Neutral (Inanna)
  • Portfolio: Jerkass Gods, Collecting Human Souls As Utopia Justifies the Means, The Fourth Faction Between Man, Demons, and Angels, Affably Evil, Devaluing Humans as mere Commodities Meant to Worship Them in Thanks for Salvation
  • Domains: Creation, Destruction, Nature, Divinity, Life, Death, (All) Fertility, Sumerian, and Motherhood (Inanna), Hinduism (Krishna), Buddhism (Maitreya), Norse (Odin), Souls and Evolution (Shesha)
  • Heralds: Various non-Abrahamic deitieslist , along with several Celtic Fairies and the Maitreyan Ring of Gaea cultists.
  • Followers: The Old Ones, Anu and Padomay, the Titans
  • Allies: Zeus, The Great Ones, Zanza, Hades, Jedah Dohma, Prinnies, Warboss Ghazghkull, Black Doom, Chakravartin, Set, Yuu, Fafnir, Smaug, Incubators, Ratatoskr, Flynn (Unwilling as Krishna's Kalki), Mithra (Unwilling), Shub-Niggurath, Tiamat (Shin Megami Tensei) (Inanna)
  • Enemies: YHVH, Lucifer, Satan, Angels in general, The Old Gods, All Seven of the Grand United Alliances and every Mythological deity under those alliances, Thor, Guts, Asura, Flynn (when not taken hostage and left comatose), Guthix, Nanashi and Dagda, Amaterasu, Merged Zamasu, Griffith, The God Hand
  • Unwitting Pawns: Yuma Tsukumo, Beat, The Emotions, the Chaos Gods, No Face
  • Opposed By: Enrico Pucci, Funny Valentine, Humanity and Human ascended deities in general
  • The Divine Powers, a cabal of ancient gods who were overthrown by YHVH in the previous universe and the one in ancient times, formerly worked separately to lead their pantheons against the tyranny of the Hebrew God. Eventually the gods began to work together in the shadows, uniting under the avatar of Vishnu: Krishna, along with the Bodhisattva Maitreya, and the leader of the Aesir Odin. He had been sealed inside the Ark in ancient times for his crimes against the world in his attempt to overthrow YHVH, leading him to be imprisoned in the well of Kanda-no-Yashiro. He was freed through the machinations of Odin, who then quickly worked to capture their Godslayer, the Kalki Flynn, and began to collect the souls of humanity through Vishnu's dragon Shesha to fuel a new universe where the Old Gods would once again reign at the top and share the souls amongst humanity equally amongst them. No matter how the souls are used, they will enter a cycle of reincarnation via a Great Singularity that will unite the souls in death and redistribute them. Their plans ultimately fell through, the Powers were slain, Shesha either used or dead, and Krishna sealed once again in the Ark.
    • The Powers would not let this be the end of their cause, however. Thanks to mystical forces in the Pantheon interacting with Norse deities, Odin was able to restore himself using their Observation. Taking this chance as an opportunity, he sought allies in the Pantheon in order to prepare for the release of Krishna, though that was difficult since (aside from YHVH being a main player here) there was already an Odin in the Pantheon, so he had to act fast before the present Odin decided he was to be removed before he could do anything. Eventually, he spun a fabricated tale, deceiving the gullible Yuma and Beat by having them go unseal the Ark. With defenses being prioritized on personal needs in the war effort as well as the Yamato Perpetual Reactor, Kanda-no-yashiro was left with defenses easily neutralized by Odin before the three entered the Ark, freeing Krishna in the watery pit beneath it. Fortunately for the Powers, none of the deities bar Satan had seemingly suspected a thing.
    • Restored to glory, but aware of YHVH and the other Top Gods in the Pantheon, Krishna discreetly called out to the other members of the Divine Powers to once again stand together and make a new universe free of YHVH. Maitreya was restored through the House of Religion and Faith, using the faith for Christian Salvation to return and bring Enlightenment to all. Krishna called from the earth the serpent of Death and Renewal, Shesha, to serve as their permanent new base and gather the souls of humanity. The Divine Powers have ascended, and they won't stop until they have brought Salvation to all of humanity.
  • Inanna was the most difficult of the group to return, requiring the limitless Aether born of human emotion to restore her, even though there was enough Observation for her to maintain a physical form. Because they needed her, the Powers took The Emotions and No Face captive via Shesha swallowing them before anyone could react (and thus alert the entire Pantheon of their existence), turning the five emotions into a conduit that channel the power of the Chaos Gods and forcing them into No Face. The massive amounts of chaotic emotions horribly transformed No Face until he collected enough Aether to restore Inanna to her full power. The Powers then cut off the link, keeping the six captive until they could properly remove and use all the Aether stored within the six. With Inanna restored, she proceeded to birth an endless number of heralds to act as the groups' army.
  • Maitreya, seeking fellow deities with connections to Buddhism and the ancient powers, took captive Asura's daughter Mithra. Having Maitreya hold her by the neck, while lesser members held No Face and the Emotions as hostages, Krishna forced Flynn to once again be his Kalki. With reluctance, Flynn once again dropped his weapons and allowed Odin to take him out via several Zionga, with the Aether now removed from them No Face and the Emotions were discarded. This has earned the attention of Flynn's allies and Asura, earning their enmity. Asura, filled with rage, sought them out over Mithra's earlier abduction, but Shesha snatched them away to parts unknown before he could. Asura will never forgive them for their actions and he would've chased them down to the ends of the universe, but his allies (especially Yasha) calmed him enough to see reason; since Shesha can go anywhere in an instant, Asura would just be chasing ghosts if he did that.
  • Odin meanwhile had traveled around, talking with fellow cruel and evil gods with the guise of his Crow Familiar and an old man. Odin managed to convince Gods who seek to be in control that in the new universe they seek to make free of the old one they have more of a chance at power, with free humans that will always be handed out and will never run dry thanks to the Great Singularity Krishna shall become. Zeus, Hades, Zanza, Chakravartin, and even demons or aliens like Jedah Dohma and Black Doom have been tempted by this offer. Set for his part cares not for this new universe, but that it will not so much destroy the old one as overwrite it, which fits enough into his own goals to make him a personal ally against YHVH for slighting him in the past.
    • Although alien in morality with a strong desire to procreate and have new children with humanity, Odin conveyed the goals of a new world where the Great Ones can do just that with humanity in the universe they seek to make as "All humans shall be shared equally among all Gods". The Great Ones understand the more selfless part of their goal, but do not see the vast selfishness that fuels it beneath. He then appeared before and spoke sweet words to Warboss Ghazhgskull Mag Uruk Thraka after showing the Warboss his own strength in a battle, telling him the Powers will help him achieve the greatest WAAAAAGH! that will ever be achieved once the Divine Egg has been given form. Ghazhgskull was impressed with his skills, and liked how they offered him the lowest members of their Buddhist Heralds, the Pretas, to be replacements for the "bana wavas". Once his forces had left the battlefield covered in souls to gather, the Powers plan to betray him afterwards, using the Pretas to spread espionage and betrayal amongst the Orc forces.
  • The Prinnies really prefer working for the Powers, as they give them even more benefits and profit than even Valvatorez. The fact that they have allowed a number of them to reside in Shesha away from the likes of Ghazhgskull also helps. What they don't know is that once the Cosmic Egg has collected the required human souls, as human souls themselves they will then be absorbed into the egg.
  • Guthix personally dislikes the Powers as a whole, especially Krishna, for he seeks to make humanity completely dependent on them in the new universe. The fact that he plans to be part of his own Great Singularity with them in the afterlife before the souls return to life. He hopes to one day be in reach of the Powers in order to neutralize their abilities long enough to meet their end.
  • Shesha both mocks and hates the dragon slayers in the pantheon for potentially being able to kill him. Even if his death results in him being revived later more powerful than ever, Shesha dislikes the feeling of death. The Pendragons especially for being wielders of Excalibur(Ame-No-Habakiri) a Blade capable of great harm to him, while the Dovahkiin seeks to see if he can stop the resurrection by taking the soul should he ever fall before him. He always leaves an ominous warning after each battle:
    Shesha:"Next time I see you…I'll KILL YOU!"
  • Maitreya spouts a very nihilistic version of Buddhism, combining the Light of Dharma and his own belief humans are too ignorant and stupid to guide themselves after visiting 5,700,600,000 worlds. He preaches it to all who will hear, and with their hostage Mithra's powers and name connected to the same origin in name as his own, can briefly become Mitra-Buddha to regain his true nature as a Buddha until the new universe is made and he can truly be Maitreya-Buddha. Yuu and the Da'at Cult are one group who have listened and allied with the Powers to see the enlightenment he speaks of. Several of his fellow Buddhist figures such as the Saint Virgo Shakka and Byakuren see his Buddhist teachings as too self-righteous and self-destructive, making humans more dependent on Gods than anything. Though they have seen that trying to protest his beliefs results in his Self-Righteous Vows empowering him rather than dissuading him from this perverted path.
  • Inanna is the most distant of the group, having secluded herself to give birth to children. Unlike the others she has solely joined to protect her desire to have children, but is overbearing to all her children due to her fear of losing her power and thus parts of her identity, which happened in the past when she gave birth to her daughter-sister, the mother of the Tuatha De, Danu. She feels a kinship with Shub-Niggurath as a result of their natures as fertile mothers, but due to their conflicting alliances the two have been unable to interact much. Inanna has offered a place in the Powers should Lucifer fall, knowing that the fellow mother will not steal her power and motherhood from her, and together they can stand against YHVH and any who would try to stop them from being themselves.
  • The entire group despises Merged Zamasu as his plans to become the sole god rings too close to home, and it doesn't help that Zamasu is completely incapable of seeing anyone but himself as a God. Along with being the cause of wiping out an entire timeline of souls, Zamasu's holocaust made it harder for The Divine Powers to create a new universe.
    • Indeed, when they tried for a repeat performance, they were found out and confronted. Despite a massive show of force and even managing to capture and brainwash Flynn, the many enemies they made across the Pantheon tore their plans apart. While they are slowly regenerating their power, Krishna was once again forced into the Ark, this time under much tighter security. He can briefly move around, but the bulk of his power is within the Ark, forcing him to rely on the other Powers.
    • They were all heavily criticized by every military god. Their plan was audacious and clever... but crossing such a horizon that even the diametric opposites of Law and Chaos decided to actually stop fighting and join in alliance to destroy them was seen as a plainly stupid idea.
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    The Four Holy Beasts 
Qinglongmon, Zhuqiaomon, Baihumon and Xuanwumon, The Four Gods (Digimon Sovereigns; The Harmonious Ones; Qinglongmon: Azulongmon; Zhuqiaomon: Sutsemon; Xuanwumon: Ebonwumon; Huanglongmon)
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Clockwise from top: Xuanwumon, Qinglongmon, Zhuqiaomon, Baihumon
  • Greater Gods
  • Symbol: A compass rose with the four signaling their respective directions
  • Alignment: Lawful Good
  • Gender: Non-Binary
  • Portfolio: Digimon versions of the four cardinal gods of East Asia, physical gods who rarely do anything, protectors of the Digital World, really big monsters, having four eyes
  • Domains: Divinity, The Internet, Mons, Cardinal Directions
  • Superior: Norn Mikihara
  • Allies: Eight Digidestined, 02 Digidestined, GUAG White Hats, Arceus, Shin Megami Tensei heroes, the Bladebreakers
  • Enemies: Evil Digimon deities, especially Lucemon, Master Control Program, Clu, Grand United Alliance of Machines, YHVH
  • The Four Holy Beasts are four Mega-level Digimon that are some of the highest authorities in the Digital World. With twelve DigiCores each instead of one, they're on a whole other level of power, even compared with other Megas. They've reigned over the Digital World since the age of myth and are extremely difficult to track down, though they may appear of their own will to someone. The four are the Digital World's version of the animals of the cardinal directions in Asian folklore. Being actual major deities in their home universe, the Main House thought they were excellent choices to be bequeathed the trope The Four Gods.
  • Qinglongmon tends to be the most active in attempting to stop crises in the Digital World, though at the same time it has a reputation for aloofness. Zhuqiaomon has a bad temper and can be outright antagonistic, though it generally means well in the long run. Baihumon is the youngest and most hot-headed, as well as reputedly the most powerful of the four. Xuanwumon is the eldest and has a folksy, patient personality.
  • Although they have a proper temple like everyone else, they're not usually in it and instead can be found guarding the edges of the Pantheon's digital landscape. East, South, West and North, respectively. They may or may not come if someone tries summoning them through the computer at their temple; these four are known for not lending their help to just anyone. The White Hats try to keep track of them at all times so they can be easily contacted in times of crisis, and the four acknowledge and praise their efforts to keep the digital world safe, though they still won't easily go out of their way to help the group, believing they should prove they're worthy of it first. The conditions for this "proof" are known only to the four. And yes, the White Hats have to prove their worth for each new crisis that arises. Gods (actual ones) work in mysterious ways.
  • Their ascension was well-received by the 1999 and 2002 Digidestined; Qinglongmon had a large role in advising them and giving Paildramon the ability to evolve into Imperialdramon. They were also excited to finally meet the other three gods face-to-face and Koushiro took the opportunity to ask them whether they were really the partners of the Digidestined before them. The four cryptically answered that there were many truths to their origins.
  • As far as Digimon go they might be at the top of the chain, but even they answer to whatever host computer rules their world. In certain universes the four are ruled by ENIAC (yep, the first ever electronic computer), but in the hierarchy established in the Pantheon, their boss is Norn Mikihara, aka Yggdrasill. With that said, the four aren't as tethered to Norn as, say, the Royal Knights are. The four just do their thing in overseeing the Digital World and make periodic reports to Norn. Other than that, Norn has encouraged them to show more interest in the perspective and affairs of humans, which is something they have to get used to, given they made a point of being elusive in the past.
  • In the distant past, Lucemon sealed their superior Huanglongmon and overthrew the four so he could establish his own rule. While Lucemon eventually got overthrown himself thanks to the Warrior Ten and the four were restored to leadership, they do not take kindly at all to the fallen angel's presence in the Pantheon and resent him for what he's done to Huanglongmon. They do not tolerate any Digimon that destabilizes the peace and harmony of the Digital World, but It's Personal with Lucemon.
  • Despised by YHVH due to their claims of godhood and "promoting false faith", and it doesn't help that the evil Law god knows them as being Chaos-aligned (although these four mons would probably be considered Neutral in SMT terms). And given Lucemon is a favorite of YHVH's in the Pantheon, the Four Holy Beasts are in for a bad time against the GUAL. However, the heroes of the SMT universe sought them out and proposed that they fight alongside them against YHVH as their analogues so often did; given they use computers to summon demons, this method should be comfortable for the four. As a result, the four mons are summonable by SMT heroes, though only once a day as they still want to focus on the digital world.
  • They don't butt heads with every other universe's major god, as proven by their friendly relationship with Arceus, who like them is a major deity that rules over mons. The four often have diplomatic meetings with the Pokemon Top God to promote peace and good relations between Digimon and Pokemon, and like Arceus, they oppose Millenniumon for its wanton and gratuitous destruction. Although they are surprised and curious that a quirky hacker seems to have been able to tame the Millennium Bug and they wonder if Millenniumon could be redeemable after all.
  • Were paid a visit by the Bladebreakers, who wanted to see how the chosen four gods stacked up against their Bit-Beasts, who were drawn from the same source. The Bit-Beasts spontaneously manifested to meet their counterparts, and after the two groups sized each other up and danced around each other for a while, the Bit-Beasts were satisfied and receded into their Beyblades. While the Bladebreakers were wondering at the mysterious display, the four gods simply said they had their blessing.
  • Being such important and powerful digital deities, they are frequent targets of various evil computers and viruses for corruption or control. Clu once succeeded in taunting Baihumon, luring it into the Game Grid and trapping it there, where he proceeded to try to torture it until its mind broke, at which point Clu would force the strongest of the four to become his Digimon partner. Before that could happen, Sam Flynn and Qinglongmon teamed up and fought to free Baihumon, knowing it'd be a disaster if one of the four gods fell into evil hands. Sam and Qinglongmon succeeded, and the latter was impressed enough that a Digivice appeared in Sam's hands, tying the two as partners, surprising most of the Pantheon that one of the four gods would deign to be partners with anyone (then again, if legendary Pokemon do it...).
  • And then Kevin Flynn came out with the reveal that he and Xuanwumon had actually formed a partnership a while before Sam and Qinglongmon did; it just occurred in much more uneventful circumstances that caused it to go unnoticed. It happened when the four had paid a visit to converse with the God of Cyberspace and Xuanwumon remained a while longer, feeling that it and Kevin were kindred spirits, and after talking at length about their beliefs they formed a strong enough bond to become partners. Since then, Kevin can often be found meditating among the branches of Xuanwumon's tree.
  • While Norn may have been very pleased that half of them had managed to form strong bonds with humans, Zhuqiaomon for its part was rather grouchy at the developments and didn't see why they had to debase (that's how it sees it) themselves like that. At any rate, the four at some point were visited by the Priestess of Suzaku, Miaka Yuuki, who was itching to see if the four were kinder gods compared to the ones she knows. Qinglongmon was disappointed, to say the least, to hear about its analogue's terrible deeds and balked at learning Seiryuu was the god of war, though when hearing that Suzaku was the god of love, it had a good laugh because that didn't fit the bad-tempered Zhuqiaomon at all. Zhuqiaomon itself thought Miaka was actually quite different from how it usually envisions humans, after hearing about how she used the three wishes granted to her by Suzaku to save others when the temptation to waste them on herself must have been great. Zhuqiaomon stated, in somewhat Tsundere fashion, that if Miaka was ever in such danger that she needed greater help than her Guardians, Zhuqiaomon would probably come flying. Somehow that was enough for Miaka to obtain a Digivice, which confirms Zhuqiaomon has a softer spot for Miaka than it cares to demonstrate.
  • Following that, seeing that Baihumon was the only one left without a partner, Miaka got the idea to bring her friend Sarasa to meet it, due to the young woman's ties to the White Tiger. Sarasa was certainly interested in seeing the four gods in the flesh, though she doubted they would see anything of value in her. On the contrary, after hearing how Sarasa liberated her country, she had Baihumon's full attention. Baihumon decided that it would become Sarasa's partner, after she showed it her battle prowess first hand by fighting it. Almost everyone present thought a Mega Digimon versus a human was just unreasonable, but Sarasa unexpectedly agreed. So Sarasa fought Baihumon, but with a twist; she had her whole army backing her up and they made extensive use of strategy to beat the tiger. Sarasa explained to Baihumon that she had no chance of beating it by herself, just like she wouldn't have beaten Japan's monarchy without the help of her comrades, because she's really nothing special. Baihumon, instead of being angry, was won over by the trust between Sarasa and her army and decided she was the most worthy partner for it after all.
  • At some point Xuanwumon was confronted by a strange clown who referred to it as Maturin and said that this time IT wouldn't allow it to interfere with ITS goals. Xuanwumon was just sort of confused and commented that for a clown, ITS jokes needed work. Kevin Flynn explained that it was no joke and the clown was Pennywise, an evil abomination that liked to eat children, and also explained who Maturin was. Xuanwumon thought that it couldn't be helped and that it would just have to do Maturin's job of beating Pennywise to a pulp once in a while. No sense in letting the young ones suffer.

    Izaya/Highfather 
Izaya the Inheritor, God of Elderly-Looking Deities (Highfather)
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    Joshua 
Joshua, God of Greater Beings In Mortal Guises (Yoshiya Kiryu, The Composer, Prissy Kid, Pretty Boy, J, Petit Prince, J-Dawg, Josh-Josh, Pink, Giggles)
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  • Greater God, but his RG/UG form is that of a Lesser God
  • Symbol: His cell phone
  • Theme Song: Calling
  • Alignment: True Neutral at first with an Evil leaning, Neutral Good after development
  • Portfolio: Tough, Effeminate Men, Has An Eye For The Brooding Anti-Hero Kind, Ambiguously Gay, Uses His Cellphone To Drop Objects From The Sky Or Cast Down Beams Of Light, Deadpan Snarker, Insufferable Genius, Physical God, Lonely at the Top, Being The Composer Is Hard, Authority Equals Asskicking, Victorious Antagonist, tries to corrupt Neku but ends up being "purified" by him instead, Not-So-Easily Forgiven, Restored My Faith in Humanity, Smug Smiler, Took a Level in Kindness
  • Domains: Death, Disguise, Holiness, Tokyo (or specifically, Shibuya)
  • Herald: Sanae Hanekoma, The Producer, and is actually of higher rank than Joshua. However, he prefers not to have that much attention, which is why he isn't the representative deity.
  • High Priest: Peco
  • Followers: Mokona, The Rainbow Faces, Fizban/Paladine, The Celestial, Luna/Althena
  • Allies: Neku Sakuraba, Shiki Misaki, Beat, Rhyme, Sora, Riku, Kaworu Nagisa, Bruce Nolan
  • Enemies: Master Xehanort and his cohorts, YHVH, enactors of Assimilation Plots like Keel Lorenz
  • Respected by: Crow
  • Opposed By: Sho Minamimoto
  • When Neku first met Joshua, it was during his second Reaper's Game where Shiki became his entry fee, requiring him to find a new partner. He was like Neku, but encouraged his isolationism, which Neku resisted since by that time, he's been learning to open up to people thanks to Shiki. There was also the fact that Joshua might've been the reason he was in the Reaper's Game in the first place by killing him. Despite that, Joshua has come to think of Neku as a friend.
    • The truth turns out to be a lot more complicated than that. He's actually the Composer, who orchestrates the Reaper's Game in the first place, and he planned on Shibuya's destruction because he thought it was losing its Imagination and wanted it destroyed before its influence could poison the rest of the world. His Game Master Kitaniji was against the idea, so the two played a Game to determine the district's fate. And Neku was Joshua's Proxy, meant to represent the worst of Shibuya to validate its destruction. However, his time spent with Neku, who changed almost completely for the better over the course of three Reaper's Games, ultimately convinced him to spare the city; if even the worst can improve, maybe it isn't hopeless for Shibuya to do the same.
  • Joshua has been in the Pantheon for a long time now, despite having no trope to his name (although he could've been someone's follower/high priest for awhile), and he had observed the ascensions of Neku and Beat, but never made an appearance until shortly after the Great Upheaval. He had distracted himself by playing Tin Pin Slammer in an alternate universe, which he had visited before for most of Neku's third week in the UG playing the Reaper's Game a third time before Hanekoma called him back. After satisfying his boredom, he returned to the Pantheon, and soon found a trope for his own: God Was My Copilot.
  • Joshua is usually found on the mortal plane, observing mortals from a distance. Whenever Neku and Beat make trips down to the mortal realm to spend time with Shiki and Rhyme (before their own ascensions to the Pantheon), Joshua keeps his distance, but still watches. He wanted to join them as Neku's friend, but never did, at least until Sora convinced him to.
    • It was thanks to him that Rhyme eventually ascended, by channeling her dreams.
  • He's a rather annoying person to be around, but is still rather smart, to the point where he can keep up with Minamimoto's rambling.
  • Ever since returning the Pantheon, Sho Minamimoto has once again started making attempts on Joshua's life. He's more interested in being the Composer than taking his position in the Pantheon, however. CRUNCH! He'll add God Was My Copilot to the heap. No attempts were successful as of yet. He's rather amused by these attempts, over all.
  • Is in direct opposition of Master Xehanort and his cohorts for the Heartless destroying his and his friends' world sometime after the whole Reaper's Game business. Joshua saved what he could of them by bringing the remnants of their dreams to Traverse Town when it appeared before him and used Rhyme's dream to open the portal into it. That was where he met and befriended Sora and Riku.
  • Is perfectly alright with wearing women's clothing.
  • Shio Ramen is his preferred form of tribute.
  • Only a select few in the Pantheon have seen Joshua in his full Composer form. Even Sora and Riku only got a glimpse at his wings. Minamimoto may have seen it, but both refuse to comment on the matter.
  • Has the respect of Crow of all gods for his victory in deciding on the fate of Shibuya and using the hero Neku as a pawn for accomplishing that plan. Sure, he ultimately decided to spare the city when his original plan was to destroy it, but that's not that much different from Crow's own change of mind when it came to his plans.
  • After one time where Shinji Ikari briefly confused him for Kaworu, Joshua decided to pay this other character a visit. At his temple, they both learned about each other's roles and worlds, which has also brought SEELE to Joshua's attention. After hearing of their Assimilation Plot by way of Instrumentality, it deeply disturbed him how much worse other variants of Kitaniji's plan could've gone in the hands of other people and has promised to help put these to an end.
  • Has been compared a bit to Izaya Orihara due to their plots to destroy humanity in a city, but for Izaya, the reason why he did it is because he wanted to go to Valhalla whereas Joshua had lost faith in Shibuya's capacity for Imagination and didn't want its influence to infect the rest of the world. The Composer eventually regained his faith thanks to Neku, but Izaya never lost it, since he loves humanity for their unpredictable nature and it's this love that is the reason why he became The Chessmaster. That said, since Joshua is a supernatural entity, Izaya despises him, and the feeling is mutual, though Joshua's reasons are different.
  • Does not answer any questions as to why he's "abandoned" Neku after Coco killed him in the events of A New Day.

    Orion 
Orion, God of Divine Superheroes (Son of Darkseid, The Dog of War)
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    Thor (Marvel
Thor, God of Thunder (Thor Odinson, Donald Blake, The Mighty Thor, Hammer-Thrower, Lightning-Caller, Storm-God, The Thunderer, Point Break, Lord of Thunder, Pirate Angel, Bro Thor, Prince of Asgard)
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Intermediate Gods

    Skaði 
Skaði, Patron Goddess of Deities with Weird Jobs (Goddess of Winter, Goddess of Skiing, Skiing Huntress)
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Skaði as she appears in SMITE
  • Rank: Intermediate Goddess
  • Symbol: A pair of skiis
  • Alignment: Chaotic Good
  • Portfolio: Is the Goddess of Skiing, Also associated with archery, winter, and mountains, Avenging the Villain, Awful Wedded Life, Wants to marry Baldr, Didn't get the man she wanted to marry, Triang Relations
  • Domains: Odd Jobs, Mountains, Winter, Archery
  • Allies: Her fellow deities in Norse Mythology, the House of Ice and Cold (except for Kaldr), Scathach, Ritsuka Fujimaru, Chiron, Nanashi, Makoto Yuki, Aigis, Yu Narukami, Ren Amamiya, Naoki Kashima/The Demi-Fiend
  • Rivals: Oliver Queen/Green Arrow, Clint Barton/Hawkeye, Katniss Everdeen
  • Friendly Rivalry: Artemis
  • Enemies: Loki's children, Surtr, Kaldr, the evil deities of the House of Justice
  • Opposes: Mem Aleph
  • Special Relations: Freya (her step-daughter)
  • Annoyed by: The House of Love
  • Pities: Hanzo Shimada
  • A jotunn who is the goddess of winter, bowhunting, mountains, and skiing. Enraged by the death of her father, Thiazi, she planned to take down all of the Aesir as they are all responsible of his father. She and the Aesir instead reach a compromise and to reconcile. The first one is to make her laugh, which Loki managed to succeed in doing so, which lets Odin's take Thiazi's eyes to the sky to turn into stars, which pleases her. The second is letting her choose a husband among them, but only by looking at her feet. Wanting to marry Baldr, she failed as she accidentally choose Njord, which also makes her the step-mother of Freya and Freyr. Their living conditions eventually led them to lie an awful wedded life, which causes them to separate and return to their lives.
  • The reason why she ascended is because of this. Her domains like winter, bowhunting, and mountains are very understandable, but skiing? It is one of the weirdest things thst you think would inhabit by a deity since not a lot of deities inhabit that and there isn't anything important to skiing in a mythological setting if you really think about it, which is why she ascended.
  • She's very happy to see her fellow gods again the Pantheon and celebrated. She's shocked to see that the Thor is different from the one she knew, being that he is much more noble, less of an asshole and more kindhearted, and has different requirements of using Mjolnir, because of this, they get along pretty quickly. She's very happy to hear of Loki's redemption, and because of that, they become friends again, although it did take a while for it to happen, but Loki still doesn't forgive her for placing a venomous snake around his face. She's not exactly happy seeing Loki's children and Surtr as they pretty much one of the reasons why Ragnarok happened, killing most of the gods with only a handful of them and two humans survived to rebuild civilization.
    • From her fellow gods, she heard a different counterpart of Hel existed and she's not pleased upon hearing the details. Considering she's the Goddess of Death and using that position to caused greater death than what is imagined, destroyed Thor's hammer, and slaughtered the Asgardians in that universe, she is not exactly pleased.
  • Due to being the goddess of winter, she met the House of Ice And Cold. She befriended all of the deities due to her association with it and although they're weirded out with one of associations is skiing, they didn't spat her out of it since it's a winter sport. It also helps that she knows how to fight, which managed her to get some bonus points with Olaf and Ymir. The only god in that House she didn't get along with is Kaldr. This is because he is the personification of heat death in his universe, uses his powers for evil, and the fact he doesn't mind it really sets her off.
  • She got to meet a living snowman in the Pantheon, who is Olaf. Olaf feels bad hearing the story of her father's death, and attempted to console her for it. The fact she managed to reconcile with the people that are responsible for her father's death pretty much astounded him. She is warmed by his loyalty to his friends and is happy to see that he could live in summer without melting. It also helps that he is created by one of her new friends in the Pantheon, Elsa.
  • Hearing about a Lostbelt where a Celtic figure became an avatar of her instead of being a warrior queen and goldslayer, she decided to go off to meet that person, who is Scathach. The goddess of winter is not impressed with what happened in that world and wanted to knock some sense into her....that is until she was stopped by the Master of Chaldea. Hearing about the story from them, she apologized to Scathach from confronting her mercilessly. She admires the Master from saving humanity as a whole even if the situation requires to destroy other Lostbelts to survives and that Scathach is one of the Servants he summoned. She became good friends with them after that and hearing about her other self, she wonders if she could be summoned as a Servant someday. Although for the moment, she has been having extra fatigue because she received a lot of summons for 'farming problems'.
  • Seeing that one of her domains as a goddess is archery and is an actual goddess, she was approached by Artemis and became rivals because of this. Artemis feels bad for her awful marriage, ststing that she didn't deserve any of this and wanted to kill the Aesirs for this, but Skaði calmed her down, as she already reconciled with them. Hearing about her association with the mountains, Artemis is happy to hear that there is someone share the same positions with her, even though Skaði is much more associated with winter. Because of this, the two established more of a Friendly Rivalry.
    • Through Artemis, she met other archers as a result, including her student, Chiron. She admires the centaur for his good wisdom and his good nature compared to the other centaurs and his family members, with Chiron admiring her sense of justice and judgement (though he does feel uneasy with some of her punishments), which is why they got along and passed more as friends rather than rivals. She also met other human archers, such as Hawkeye, Green Arrow, and Katniss. She is impressed with how keen sense of eyesight and their mastery of archery, and most of all, they're able to do it without having any superpowers to contribute it and are just mortals. With that, they're more like rivalry because she doesn't see them as the type she could hang out with and they're much more likely to have other archers as their own rivals, though she does admire the first two for their jobs as superheroes and the latter for volunteering as tribute in the Hunger Games, seeing it as a selfless act.
    • Hearing about an another archer named Hanzo Shimada, she feels bad for him. She thinks it sucks that he is in a redemption quest that is entirely pointless and thinks that he is irredeemable. He is also a bit of Death Seeker, but it also infuriates her that he couldn't find a way to forgive himself and also accepting Genji's forgiveness, which really sets her off. But she seems that he suffered too much that she calmed down a bit, but she hopes that he'll find a way to forgive himself and also accepting Genji's forgiveness and to become true brothers again. As someone who pursues justice and judgement, she forgives him for his actions, knowing that he has so much regret in his heart that she could feel sympathy for him, and seeing that she forgive the Aesirs for killing her father, it would be hypocritical of her to spite him if it wasn't for his desire of atonement.
  • Passionate in the pursuit of justice and judgement with some sources saying she is also the goddess of justice and judgement, she got along with the good side of the House of Justice. She is horrified to learn that there are evil deities of the House of Justice, wondering why they have a position there in the first place. She wanted to say that they should be disband from that House, but she knew she couldn't do anything and decided to leave them be.
  • She can be summoned as an SMT demon and as a Persona. She was contracted by Nanashi, Makoto Yuki, Aigis, Yu Narukami, and Ren Amamiya. Hearing that they are already in the Pantheon, she's very happy to see them again, congratulated them in their efforts to save humanity (though Nanashi's situation is different), and is willing to be contracted with them again if they ever need her help.
    • The Demi-Fiend is a special case. In his universe, she was one of the guardians of the flow of Magatsuhi and she represents the red temple. The Demi-Fiend was requested to liberate the three temples and in order to safeguard the place, they have to battle. After their battle, she joined him as one of his demons coincidentally by evolving Scathach. Seeing that he is not as different as the one she knew, she's willing to join him again.
  • She used to be one of Mem Aleph's enthralled Mothers until being defeated by Tadano Hitonari. Seeing that Skaði is different from the one Mem Aleph knew and that she truly doesn't care about humanity and wants to eradicate them, the goddess doesn't want to serve under her anytime soon, even though she understands her reasons of doing so.
  • Some sources say that after she and Njord have a divorce, she remarried Ullr, others said it's Odin. When a lot of deities ask her about it, she gives no comment about it. She doesn't want it to spill around the Pantheon any longer, especially in the House of Love, which really annoys her, as that House is known for it's Ship-to-Ship Combat, so she doesn't say anything about the issue, which disappointed some of the deities.

    Tiki 
Tiki, The Divine Dragon (Divine Princess, Dragon Scion, Divine Voice, Naga's Voice)
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Tiki as a "child" in Shadow Dragon
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Tiki as an adult in Awakening
  • Intermediate Goddess
  • Symbol: The Divinestone
  • Theme Song: The Little Divine Dragon (Younger), "You have power... like mine" (Older)
  • Alignment: Neutral Good
  • Portfolio: Put to a deep slumber for hundred years many times due to fears of her immense power, Our Dragons Are Different, Cute Monster Girl, Light Is Good, Light 'em Up, Really 700 Years Old, Effective Against Other Dragons The Nicknamer (as a child), She Is All Grown Up, Immortal Immaturity (as an adult)
  • Domains: Dragon, Divinity, Transformation
  • Followers: The Dragon Kings, Eternal Dragons
  • Allies:
  • Enemies: Gharnef, M. Bison, Grima, Smaug, Deathwing, Io, Zhaitan, Nito, Gwyn, Mordremoth, Ornstein, Onaga, Juri, Acnologia
  • Oppose: Arvis, Anna
  • The daughter of the Divine Dragon, Naga, she was put into a deep slumber by her mother and Gotoh because they feared her immense power may destroy humanity should she grew feral. She was awakened by a manakete Bantu out of sympathy for the little manakete girl and took her outside to see the world. There she was separated from her guardian and was captured and brainwashed by Gharnef, until she was snapped out of the trance by Bantu and joined Marth's army. She was eventually forced to return to slumber by Gotoh until Marth retrieved the spheres to restore the Binding Shield, in which he allowed Tiki to awaken and live among humans.
  • Thousand of years later, she lived in the continent of Valm where she was known as "Naga's Voice" where she aided Marth's descendants, Chrom and his daughter from the dark future Lucina from the Fell Dragon.
  • She is a manakete, a ancient race of dragons who resume a human form who keep their powers though dragonstones. As the child of the divine dragons, she is the most powerful of all dragons and she could defeat other dragons with the Divinestone. So when she found many evil dragons who threaten humanity, she would surely show the power of the divine dragons.
  • She happily hugged "Mar-Mar" upon finding him in the Pantheon. She also greet happily to all her friends that been at her side and was glad they will never go away. But she sometimes mistaken Lucina for "Mar-Mar" because of her strong resemblance to him.
  • She is completely horrified of Gharnef, because he uses his magic to brainwash her in the Fane of Raman. Just his presence could give her nightmares.
  • She learned about other dragons in various Outrealms with mixed reactions:
    • She heard of a faraway land where the dragons gave their blood to empower twelve heroes to defeat Loptyr the Earth Dragon and meet some of their descendants. She was not happy with one who desecrated the dragon's lineage and created an empire that grew corrupted.
    • Then there was a land where humanity exiled the dragons from their world. At first, Lyn was a bit hostile with her because she faced a powerful dragon that tried to return to their world which could be catastrophic as well as Sain and the Tactician, but Roy convinced them that she means no harm when he befriended a divine dragon Fae from Arcadia and they opposed the Scouring.
    • In a world where monsters nearly destroyed the continent of Magvel, dragons and the Five Heroes defeated Fomortiis the Demon King and sealed him in the Sacred Stones. The tribe retreated into seclusion and only the people of Caer Pelyn remembered them.
    • In another world, she meet Ike who told her about a kingdom of isolated dragons and admit that fighting them would be very hard, especially their king.
    • Finally, she was awestruck when meeting Corrin and the royal family of two kingdoms who were descendant of the First Dragon who's blood allowed them to shape the land.
  • She's present as a mirage but also a visual character of a software called Singaloid. She governs the Bloom Palace that aid the party in powering up the other Mirages.
  • She wants to befriend more other dragons since she felt lonely from many centuries of sleeping and countless eras. She even wants to befriend dragon who could assume a human form as they are much like her. She considered the two Dragon aspect like her aunts and thought they were Manaketes as well because of their pointed ears and dragon form.
    • She wanted to befriend the other Dragon Aspect sans Deathwing but Nozdormu doesn't care and Malygos REALLY doesn't care.
  • Gwyn and Nito both hold hatred toward dragons and since she is among the most powerful dragons in Archanea, they view her as a threat. Still, she told them that Divine Dragons have protected humanity from the degenerated Earth Dragons but since they killed dragons during the Age of Ancient, she realize that it was a lost cause. She also have to deal with Ornstein who want to kill her for sport, especially as a challenge to see if she's as powerful as they claimed for a Divine Dragon.
    • The Nameless King has done his best to protect her from them. While she might not appreciate that he betrayed his father Gwyn, the fact that he committed a genocide on dragons, she found a reliable ally who would fight for dragons.
  • When many worlds merged, Juri tried to kidnap her under M. Bison's orders. It was also the merging where she meet Yuri Lowell and his friend Flyn-Flyn (Flynn Scifo), in which she compare them to Ogma and Navarre. Once, in the Outrealm Hot Spring, she invited the party to relax in the spring.
  • She was not happy being merchandised by Anna, in which when she found out about it, she threatened to eat her unless she makes an apologize and giving Tiki all the money she monetized. Of course, Anna decided to make profit someplace much to her annoyance.
  • Tiki has an interesting relationship with dragon-slayers. While she is a bit scared of those kind of people who would kill dragon, she is very powerful enough to overpower other dragons (mostly feral dragons and evil Manaketes like Medeus). In fact, Marth and his lineage was given a weapon designed to pierce dragon scales made from the fang of her mother, Naga. So, she's okay with good dragon-slayers. She's not okay with dragon-slayers who kill other dragons because they see them nothing but feral.
  • Sometimes when someone tell her to behave or act her age: "Thbbbbbbt!"
  • Also has a temple in the House of Beast.

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    Bruce Nolan 
Bruce Nolan, He Who Was Once Tested with Handling God’s Powers (Bruce Almighty, Mr. Exclusive)
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