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Arceus, Deity of Emerging from the Cosmic Egg (The Alpha Pokémon, The Original One, Almighty Sinnoh)
  • Overdeity (its physical form is around Greater God-level)
  • Symbols: Its Elemental Plates, or the Azure Flute
  • Theme Music: Awakening, Battle! Arceus (Legends: Arceus version)
  • Alignment: True Neutral
  • Ability: Multitype
  • Moveset: Judgement, Recover, Earth Power, Extreme Speed
    • 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, The main Legendary and True Final Boss of Pokémon Legends: Arceus, resides in Another Dimension, Creates Fragments of Itself to Fight and Travel
  • Domains: Creation, Elements, Power, Cosmic Beings
  • Heralds: All unascended Legendary Pokémon, Rei and Akari
  • 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/"Adam" to the Pokémon race)
  • Enemies: Millenniumon, Oda Nobunaga, Joel, Amatsu-Mikaboshi, The Lich, YHVH, Chakravartin, Fused Zamasu
  • 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 Base Stat 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).
  • 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.
  • A more recent revelation about Arceus is that its most common form is, in fact, not its true self but rather an avatar it creates to set foot outside its home dimension, possessing a mere fraction of its true power. This is why any other Pokémon can even stand against it, however briefly, and why it can be caught and commanded like any other, even though it only bestows these fragments of itself on those it finds worthy. As the Original One only uses this avatar to interact with the Pantheon, its true form remains unknown, and quite possibly unknowable.

    Eru Ilúvatar 
Eru Ilúvatar, God of Creation (God of Arda, Creator, The One, The All High, The Father Of All)
  • 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 Musicality, 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.

    Ultraman King 
Ultraman King, God of Unnaturally Powerful Entities (Old Man King, Pico, Uncle Ultraman, Allah)

    The Supreme Kais of Universe 7 
The Supreme Kais of Universe 7note , Grand Quadrumvirate of Deceased Divinities (All: Creation Gods, Watchers of the Cosmos | West Supreme Kai: West Kaioshin, West God of Kings of Worlds | North Supreme Kai: North Kaioshin, North God of Kings of Worlds | South Supreme Kai: South Kaioshin, South God of Kings of Worlds | Grand Supreme Kai: Daikaioh, Great Lord of Lords, Great God of Kings of Worlds)
Clockwise from top right: Grand Supreme Kai, West Supreme Kai, North Supreme Kai, South Supreme Kai. Front: East Supreme Kai/Shin
  • Overdeities as a whole. Grand Supreme Kai is an Overdeity, especially if he has all of his godly powers, South Supreme Kai is a Greater God bordering on Overdeity, and West Supreme Kai and North Supreme Kai are a Greater Goddess and God.
  • Symbol: A Golden Fruit with the number "7" on it, and a bloodstained Orange Sash in front of it
  • Theme Song: The Sacred Land of the Kais
  • Alignment: Lawful Good
  • Domains: Long since slain Deities, Valiantly gave their lives fighting Majin Buu and Bibidi, Some of the most powerful entities in all of Universe 7, The only Supreme Kais who are only referred to by their titles, Kind and benevolent deities with comical and mischievous sides who will not hesitate to fight evil that comes to them, Not permitted to directly act in Mortal affairs unless attacked first, Have been dead for millions of years by the start of the series, All were either murdered or absorbed by Majin Buu, Had already been alive for millions of years before their deaths
  • Domains: Godhood, Creation, Benevolence, Deceased Lore Figures
  • Heralds: The subordinate Kais of Universe 7, Old Kai (Shared with Shin)
  • High Priest: Papa Titan
  • Followers: Many of the unascended Norse Gods, Falligar the Behemoth, God (High School DXD)
  • Superior: Present and Future Zeno
  • Allies: East Supreme Kai/Shin, Gowasu, Whis, Fat Majin Buu (Slightly Tentative), Hercule Satan, Android 21, The Z-Fighters/Dragon Team, Rosalina and the Lumas, Kirby, Mithra, Uatu the Watcher, The Lake Guardians, Alm and Celica, Bruce Nolan, God (Bruce Almighty), Pit, Palutena, Archangel Michael, Sailor Galaxia, The Sailor Guardians, The Acolyte and the Radiant Goddess, The Four Holy Beasts
  • Odd Friendship with: Kratos, Asura, Bayonetta (All), Margaret "Peggy" Carter (West Supreme Kai only)
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork with: Lord Beerus (Mainly due to him being bad at his job)
  • Enemies: Majin Buu, Babidi, Planet Eater Moro, Zamasu, Dabura, Janemba, The Frieza Force, Cell, The Dark Matter Horde, The Nameless God, Shinnok, Yuuki Terumi, Sutekh the Destroyer, Chakravartin, Fecto Forgo, Hades (Kid Icarus), Raynare, Chaos (Sailor Moon)
  • Conflicting Opinion on: Gorr the God-Butcher, The Saint of Killers
  • Friendly Rivalry with: Wreck-It Ralph, Zangief (South Supreme Kai only)
  • Worthy Opponent to: Dracule Mihawk (North Supreme Kai only)
  • Protects: Queen Elsa (Frozen) (West Supreme Kai only)
  • Admired by: Xenovia Quarta, Irina Shidou (North Supreme Kai only)
  • Fears: Galacta Knight and Morpho Knight
  • Feared by: The Ten Commandments, Lord Tirek, Mard Geer Tartaros (All), Kai (Kung Fu Panda) (Grand Supreme Kai only), Ithaqua (West Supreme Kai only)
  • Five Million years ago, Universe 7 had five Supreme Kais. They were the North Supreme Kai, the South Supreme Kai, the West Supreme Kai, Shin the East Supreme Kai, and the Grand Supreme Kai. Shin was the youngest and the older four's apprentice, as they watched over the stars from the peace of the Sacred World of the Kai. Then the wizard Bibidi summoned Majin Buu. During Buu's Universe wrecking rampage, he landed on their world, and attacked the Kais. West Kai was the first to fight Buu. Despite her best efforts, she was blown to ash along with the surrounding glacier. North Kai was the next to fight Buu, and he was soon blasted to Bibidi's feet. South Kai battled Buu next. While he did much better than his peers, Buu was still too strong, and he was the first to be absorbed by Buu. As the newly formed Ultra Buu beat up Shin, Grand Supreme Kai stepped in and blasted Buu apart to trick Buu into absorbing him, morphing Buu into the passive Fat Buu. Their deaths forced Shin to become the lone Supreme Kai of Universe 7, a role he was not ready for.
  • For five million years, West and North Kai remained dead, and South and Grand Supreme Kai were fully incorporated into Majin Buu. The legacy of their deeds lived on, with their fellow Kais having fond memories of their late friends. Surprisingly, Zamasu was the most fervent in his admiration. He had heard of the menace of Buu, and the Kais giving their lives to try and stop that earned his unironic approval. To Zamasu, the dead Kais were examples of what the rest of the Kais should have been, and he decided that they were taken from the world too soon. He once more quietly gathered the Super Dragon Balls and made a wish to revive the four, fully independent of Buu in the case of South and Grand Supreme Kai. The Kais were surprised to be alive again, and were friendly to Zamasu, until they learned of his goals, and how he had committed more atrocities than Bibidi, and Buu combined. They denounced Zamasu, and clashed with him before Zamasu warped back to his temple. Despite not being the allies he had wanted, Zamasu had ascended the Kais.
  • When his peers were slain, Shin was devestated, and mourned their sacrifices for the rest of his days. Wwhen he heard that Zamasu had revived them, he warped to the Sacred World of the Kai, and had a tearful reunion with his resurrected friends. They also had a happy reunion with their fellow heroic Supreme Kai Gowasu, and consoled him on how his apprentice had gone so far astray. They also happily (if very nervously) greeted Zeno, and promised to help Shin fulfil his role as the sole Supreme Kai of Universe 7 better. That said, not all of their fellow divines were met with such happiness. The revived Kais have a rather frosty relationship with their Universe's God of Destruction, Beerus. If Beerus had actually done his job, they would never have been killed, and they are understandably taking that rather personally. They were much happier to see Whis once again, and wished him good luck in dealing with Beerus.
    • Due to the absorption of the Grand Supreme Kai, Buu was ultimately able to be redeemed after expelling the evil from himself, and becoming Good Buu. It's recently been discovered that the Grand Supreme Kai can even manifest through Fat Buu if incenses are used to bring his memories to the surface. Thus, when the Grand Supreme Kai was gifted a new body, he was happy to try physically befriending Buu. Oddly, Buu can still manifest him at the same time, to the confusion of many. The rest of the Kais are both puzzled about the above, and apprehensive towards Buu, but they are willing to give him a chance since their benevolent leader vouches for him, even if they are bracing themselves to fight Buu.
    • When Shin described the role that Hercule Satan had played in stopping Majin Buu, the Kais all endorsed the World's Martial Arts Champion, even if he isn't the bravest soul around. Similarly, the Kais offered their utmost thanks to the Z-Fighters for saving the Universe from Buu and stopping other threats such as Frieza, Zamasu, and Moro, offering to repay their gratitude by helping to unlock their full potential. The Kais were intrigued when they learned of Android 21 from Hercule, and her situation due to having Buu's cells. They decided to let her to consume them all to see if a repeat of Ultra Buu tunring into Fat Buu would happen, and neutralize her hunger. While this didn't take place, 21 did appreciate the sentiment.
  • While they were working to get on more comfortable terms with Fat Majin Buu, the Kais were stunned when the original Kid Buu warped in, having followed the familiar sensation of their Godly Ki. While Buu isn't terribly bright when he isn't Super Buu, he still recognized his past victims, especially the Grand Supreme Kai for turning him into Fat Buu. Kid Buu attacked all four Kais at once, shocking them by being far stronger than when they first fought. While the Kais managed to fend off Buu with the help of Good Buu and Android 21, they don't want to be Buu's victims again, and have been working to get stronger to combat him, Grand Supreme Kai even making a wish to Shenron to restore his true Godly Power. The clone of Buu's summoner, Babidi, is almost as despised by the Kais as he nearly got their apprentice killed twice, and even succeeded in the timeline Future Trunks comes from. While Babidi knows he stands no chance against them directly, he did taunt them with an illusion, gloating to the Kais' faces how much death their failure to stop Buu caused.
  • Of course, Buu, and Babidi are hardly the only deities within the Pantheon from their Multiverse that the Kais do not like at all. Zamasu is still furious at how they rebuked his goals in total disgust, bitterly declaring the four Universe 7 Supreme Kais to have been brainwashed by the mortals they ended up around in Other World. After Grand Supreme Kai had his true power restored by Shenron, he managed to defeat Fused Zamasu by himself. Many deities were left wondering why he didn't flatten Buu with this power, and he explained that he would have done so, if it hadn't been for the actions of Planet Eater Moro. After devouring all the life from 320 planets, Moro dwarfed the Majin Buu that Bibidi unleashed. Grand Supreme and South Kai engaged Moro, and were struggling to just survive against the wizard. As such, Grand Supreme Kai utilized Kai Kai Matoru, sacrificing the majority of his power to seal Moro's magic, allowing him to be detained. When the four Kais learned Moro was in the Pantheon, they vowed to merge together to stop him if he ever gets out of control, all of them seething with rage, including, and especially Grand Supreme Kai.
    • While Shin was attempting to rally the Z-Fighters against Babidi to save the Universe from Majin Buu, he was nearly killed by the Demon King Dabura. Recent stories have indicated that feuds between Demons, and Supreme Kais is nothing new, even hinting that the leaders of the Demon Realm are evil Core People, the species of the Kais. Regardless, they aren't happy with Dabura brutalizing Shin, and have vowed to bring him down. Oddly though they have also been seen fighting together against the likes of Buu, Zamasu, and the personification of evil Janemba. As for Janemba himself, the Kais are fuming with how he disrupted Other World, as the Supreme Kais watch over both it, and the Mortal World. The Kais have begun weaving spells to try and destroy him once and for all, though without success thus far.
    • While the Kais do faithfully abide by the policy of non-interference laid forth for them by the celestial bureaucracy, they don't attempt to hide their contempt for the monstrously evil mortals wreaking havoc through Universe 7. Their hearts broke to pieces when they saw the amount of suffering Frieza, his relatives, and his forces have caused, and they have been arguing with Beerus for him not disposing of Freiza. The Kais also have a rather personal objection to Cell, as when he attempted to blow himself up to destroy the Earth, he ended up killing Universe 7's North Kai, King Kai, due to Goku teleporting himself and Cell to King Kai's planet. Cell is quite jealous of the Kais as they all crushed him like a bug. Cell has been training to try and surpass the Kais, and destroy the Sacred World of the Kai out of spite.
  • It goes without saying that the Supreme Kais have a very tumultuous relationship with the god killers in the Pantheon. While many expected them to be terrified of the likes of Gorr the God-Butcher, and the Saint of Killers, the truth is actually more complex. While they were appalled by the sheer carnage the two god slayers caused, especially Gorr, as one of their followers is one of Gorr's most famous victims, their emotions grew conflicted when they learned how many of the deities Gorr and the Saint killed absolutely had it coming, especially with the most recent iteration of Gorr. They are a more negative to the Saint, as his status as a Sociopathic Soldier makes them worried that he could be swayed by Freiza against the Gods of Universe 7, and beyond, on top of his less sympathetic origins when compared to Gorr. While they aren't in any hurry to fight either of them, they have decided to try extending an olive branch to them for the sake of others.
  • The beautiful Sacred World of the Kai serves as the Kais' temple. As per its name, only people who are directly invited by the Supreme Kais can visit, and while on their world, the Kais live peacefully. At least they would, if evil god-slayers didn't keep coming to try killing them. The Nameless God came first. The Kais were horrified by how he defiled souls, and shoved gods into his basement purely out of jealousy, and quickly expunged him. When Sutehk heard of the Kais, and their connection to one of his strongest foes, Beerus, he invaded the Sacred World of the Kai to kill them. The Kais and Beerus put aside their mistrust to fight him off. After this, the Kais started weaving greater wards around their world to prevent more invasions.
  • While they were alive, the Kais, including Shin, were known as the "Watchers of the Cosmos", due to their peaceful observation of the worlds they worked to forge, as per their status as the Gods of Creation. Rosalina took notice of this element of the Kais, and visited their world with Comet Observatory. The Kais happily received her, being intrigued by her usage of the power of the stars, as well as finding the Lumas to be adorable. Uatu the Watcher found many parallels with the Kais, both due to their sacrifices against Moro, and Buu, and their mandated neutrality when the God who is unbound by such things is Beerus. The Kais related with how helpless Uatu can be to protect the worlds he watches, and while they are more closely adherent to their own neutrality, they do admire how when the chips come down, Uatu will bend his oath to save people.
    • Normally, the Kais would coordinate with their Universe's God of Destruction to get rid of overly destructive mortals, and other monsters. While the Kais have been willing to bend this rule against Moro, Babidi, and others, they tend to adhere to it closely, so they have tremendous respect for divine entities who aren't bound by such rules, and use their powers to actively defend Mortals. The Goddess of Light, Palutena, and her Angel, Pit, are near the top of that list. The Kais greatly admired the sacrifices that they have made to defend the Earth, and the Heavens from the likes of Hades. The two offered their utmost praises in turn for the Kais giving their lives to try and stop Majin Buu, as well as their proactivity in stopping Moro.
    • Conversely, as the Kais adore divine beings who do their job and protect Mortals, they loathe divine beings who pervert their domains, and harm Mortals. When Palutena, and Pit informed the Kais of Hades, it was hate at first sight. Hades unleashing monsters from the Underworld reminded the Kais of Bibidi, and his desecration of the afterlife reminded them of Janemba. Hades finds the Kais to be very aggravating as they are individually at least as strong as him, if not stronger, and they are happy to slay his godly lieutenants. They also stand highly opposed to the Elder God Shinnok, as the Netherrealm has similarities to Other World which the Kais also safeguard, and they didn't appreciate his perversion of it.
  • While the Kais are known for getting killed by Buu, and struggling with Moro, they are still extremely strong, much more so than Shin. The Demons that make up the Ten Commandments are terrified of the Kais. Both of their settings run on a power level system, and every Supreme Kai could one shot an untrained Freeza with a finger, when his power level is 120 million, a level so far beyond all of the Commandments put together it isn't even funny given how quick the Kais are to engage evil Demons. Lord Tirek and Mard Geer Tartaros both share this opinion, as the Supreme Kais singled out both for being like Moro. Both villains were horrified to learn that someone as strong as Moro cannot drain Supreme Kai magic, as seen by his inability to stop Kai Kai Matoru, when Moro's baseline utterly eclipses Tirek and Tartaros at their best. While the Fallen Angel Raynare doesn't fear the Kais, she is incredibly jealous of how much their divine power exceeds her own. Of course, while they are very strong, they aren't the brightest candles around. When Shin asked why they didn't fuse to combat Moro, or Buu, his mentors looked at him before admitting it didn't occur to them to do so.
  • Thanks to their deaths at the hands of Majin Buu, the Kais greatly revile similar entities such as the Dark Matter Horde. Seeing Dark Matter swallow world after world in shadows horrified the Kais, and they quickly took action when the Horde attempted to taint Other World. They found a great deal of struggle as while their Magic was effective, most of their Ki attacks wasn't. Fortunately, they didn't need to hold back Dark Matter, as a certain pink puffball helped fight them back. The Kais were quite intrigued when they saw how similar to Buu this friendly little gumdrop was, and they were happy to befriend them, even being fascinated with how similar Planet Popstar was to the Sacred World of the Kai.
    • In the aftermath of the Kais befriending the Super Tuff Pink Puff, they were introduced to some of Kirby's sisters in arms in fighting Dark Matter: The Sailor Guardians. The two groups quickly took a liking to each other, with the Kais seeing the Senshi as being the Magical Girl equivalent of the Z-Fighters who defeated Buu and Moro, and the Senshi seeing the Kais' creation of new worlds through the universe as being akin to the creation brought upon by the Galaxy Cauldron if it had active agents of its will. The two groups have frequently been found visiting each others' homes and happily trading stories or sharing feasts.
    • Their friendships with Kirby and the Sailor Guardians led the Kais to growing to despise the likes of Fecto Forgo, and Chaos. The Kais have the most direct loathing for Forgo due to it sharing Buu's ability to absorb people, and Buu's singular drive to destroy everything, a sentiment Forgo enflamed by trying to slam a planet into the Sacred World of the Kai. Chaos meanwhile, earned the Kais' disgust for possessing Sailor Galaxia just like Dark Matter, and forcing her to become a force of devastation that rivaled Moro. The Kais especially loathe Chaos' desire to infect the Galaxy Cauldron to pervert new creation.
  • Amongst the many dieites within the Pantheon, the only ones that the Kais truly fear are the two near almighty knights, Galacta Knight, and Morpho Knight. Galacta Knight horrifies the Kais for his unbelievable destructive power, effectively rendering him a being who is even more powerful than the Gods of Destruction, but with the mind of Kid Buu. Even with knowing how he can be sealed away, the Kais are too frightened by him to actually try. They also tremble in fear at the sight of Morpho Knight due to the Butterfly targeting beings who have been revived from death, or cling to life, including ones as strong as Galacta Knight, and the Kais dread Morpho Knight effectively Hakai'ing them.
  • As the Gods of Creation, the Supreme Kais were meant to work alongside Beerus to get rid of old dead worlds and make space for new vibrant ones. As such, the Kais respect deities relating to creation and destruction who help people and do their duties, such as Sailor Galaxia, and the Lake Guardians. Galaxia is who the Kais wish Beerus had been, as she would have killed Moro, and Buu. The Lake Guardians help balance out the Creation Trio to prevent their powers being used for evil, and despite being godlike beings themselves, they suffered at the hands of Cyrus, just as the Kais were indirectly killed by Bibidi. Conversely, the Kais despise deities who pervert the balance between creation and destruction, especially Chakravartin, and Yuuki Terumi. While the Kais individually stand no chance against Chakravartin, as with Moro, they are prepared to fuse to fight him. Terumi was furious when he found that North, West, and South Kai could defeat him as a team, and Grand Supreme Kai could defeat him by himself if he has all of his power.
  • Due to being killed or absorbed by Buu, the Kais inadvertently left their responsibilities to the woefully unprepared Shin, and they are deeply saddened by how much their student and friend struggled after their passing. As such, they drifted close to God, and Bruce Nolan. They pity God's struggle with his job, and have offered to try and help take some struggle off his shoulders, though he turned them down. Bruce himself earned the Kais admiration for how selflessly he acted while in the role of God, with Bruce returning the sentiment for how noble and selfless the Kais were with their own sacrifices, and efforts to be noble deities. Alm and Celica also earned their praise due to the duo helping to lead their respective nations out from under their own dying Gods, like how the Z-Fighters took up the task of defending the Universe.
    • When Mithra heard of how the Kais sacrificed their lives for the sake of the universe, just as her father did so, she extended a hand of friendship towards them, an offer the Kais accepted. The Kais also grew close with the Acolyte and the Radiant Goddess after meeting them while reporting to Zeno. Both figures are also watchers of the stars, as well as former mortals taking over for another deity, and their hearts broke when they heard of how the Kais were killed by Buu. The Kais also share their appreciation of food, and happily accept the Acolyte's pancakes. Archangel Michael is also deeply sympathetic to the Kais due to one of his iterations having to take the place of God after God gave his life fighting Trihexa.
    • Some of the Kais' more unexpected friendships were formed with deities known for slaying Gods. Recently, Kratos has tempered his rage, became a truly noble figure, and even made peace with some Norse Gods, having grown to respect truly noble deities. Asura heard his daughter's praise of the Kais and became fast friends with them, seeing them as the heroic foil to the Seven Deities. The Kais admire both for their shift into kind figures despite their grim backgrounds, and also like Asura becoming a noble Destroyer God. While Bayonetta is famous for felling Jubileus, she does work with divine entities who use their power for good, and related to the Kais' struggles with Bibidi, due to Bibidi reminding her of Loptyr.
  • Much like the five lower Kais in Universe 7, the Supreme Kais have a dynamic in the vein of The Four Gods, even if they don't directly reference them. The Kais have four cardinal Supreme Kais (including Shin), and then the Grand Supreme Kai who stands above them all. When the Kais heard of the Four Holy Beasts, they were intrigued and quickly befriended the four Digimon. The Digimon were surprised when they learned how the Kais were felled by Majin Buu, but still appreciated their dedication to their job. Oddly, thus far only Universe 7 has shown itself to have four cardinal Supreme Kai, and one Grand Supreme Kai, and Universe 7's Kais are only referred to by their titles, even by Shin. When asked why this is... the Kais opt to not answer.
  • While the Kais are mainly known for powerful Magic, and welding the power of creation, like most other people in Universe 7, they utilize Ki, and forms of martial arts in fighting. When Po, and the Furious Five heard of the Kais, they were intrigued, and introduced themselves. The Kais were more than happy to invite them back to the Sacred World of the Kai upon hearing of their many great deeds, and decided to teach them much more advanced ways of utilizing Chi, lessons that all six warriors happily began attending. When the Xiaolin Dragons learned of Po, and the Five's new teachers, they decided to ask what the hubbub was about. When Po, and the Five vouched for them, the Kais were happy to tutor the Dragons in place of Master Fung, and help unlock their full potential. The Kais also appreciated the similar dynamic the Dragons had to them, right down to their most recent iteration including their own equivalent to Shin.
  • Grand Supreme Kai:
    • The Grand Supreme Kai, also know as the Great Lord of Lords or Daikaioh, is the highest ranked Kai in Universe 7. He's a very large, friendly, and wise deity who loves his Universe, and its people. 10 million years ago, Daikaioh sacrificed the majority of his Divine Power to seal away Moro's magic, and would ultimately be absorbed by Majin Buu, reverting Buu into Fat Buu. Despite this, he is actually still able to be brought forth within Buu with special incense. After he ascended along with his friends, he was happy to make new friends of the many other deities present.
    • To the surprise of no one, Daikaioh quickly befriended the likes of Iroh, Master Oogway, and Master Yoda. Like Iroh, Daikaioh is an incredibly powerful fighter who is unimpeded by his girth, but who prefers peacefully enjoying food to combat. Like Oogway, Daikaioh is a wise mentor to his younger pupils who used his powers to seal away an incredibly dangerous villain in the distant past. Like Yoda, Daikaioh is a friendly, and silly being who fought against a threat to all the stars. He frequently invites his three friends to have tea with him on the Sacred World of the Kai.
    • Po took to Daikaioh the most out of all the Kais due to their similarly loving natures, their talent at martial arts being unimpeded by their size, and their appreciation of food. Crane also took to Daikaioh due to sharing his gentle nature. Both Po and Crane were delighted to listen to Daikaioh's tales of fighting Moro and Buu. Daikaioh has also decided to mentor Omi more personally, hoping to help tame his ego, lessons that he is happy to see Omi has taken to due to Daikaioh reminding him of Master Fung, and so Omi is eager to make Daikaioh proud with his progress.
    • When Kai heard of someone who shared his name as a title and who was friends with Oogway, his curiosity was piqued, and he decided to investigate. He managed to witness Daikaioh battling Moro, only to be horrified when he witnessed Daikaioh once more utilizing Kai Kai Matoru to strip Moro of his stolen Energy and Magic. Kai was so terrified due to knowing that if he was hit by such an attack, it could wipe him from the Earth due to needing his stolen Chi to remain in the Mortal Realm. In fact, as Chi is the thing holding his soul together it could even erase him from existence.
  • South Supreme Kai:
    • The South Supreme Kai is the second strongest of the Universe 7 Supreme Kais, and became the strongest and sturdiest of them all when Daikaioh sacrificed most of his power. South Kai's brawn and general appearance attracted the attention of Wreck-it-Ralph, and Zangief. While they stand no chance against his Divine Powers, they do still happily indulge in comparisons of physical strength with South Kai, which South Kai embraces warmly, and the three relate to each other's goofiness. South Kai has even offered to unlock their potential to level the playing field in the physicality competition.
    • Out of all of the Kais, South Kai is the most devoted to training as he enjoys the thrill of a good brawl. Because of this he and Tigress hit it off extremely well, the Kung Fu Master testing the progression of her own skills by seeing if she can make him move. Clay of the Dragons also took to South Kai due to respecting his magnificent strength, and also sharing South Kai's appreciation of a healthily sized meal. South Kai was greatly impressed in both of his pupils, and happily treated them to a feast.
    • When South Kai fought Buu, he was in a rocky crag. While he was tutoring Clay, he was attacked by Yuuki Terumi in a similar area. South Kai fought Terumi into a cave, where he tried to use Clay as a shield. It was then that Terrakion attacked Terumi, helping South Kai drive him away and save Clay. Afterwards, South Kai felt a link with Terrakion, admiring his might and courage just as the Legendary Pokemon admired such traits in South Kai. As the two conversed, they felt more and more in sinc, and thus Terrakion finally found a partner as he declared South Kai to be said partner.
  • West Supreme Kai:
    • The West Supreme Kai is the sole female Supreme Kai of Universe 7. West Kai is notable due to her being the most popular of her peers amongst the fanbase. She was shocked to hear of a story where she became a villain, which she quickly disavowed. Still, she was tentatively curious about others with similar statuses, and her exploration of this led to her hitting it off with Peggy Carter. West Kai was intrigued when she heard Peggy's tale of a timeline where she became a Super-Soldier and fought an entity like Buu, and they traded tales of their respective efforts to leave a positive change for their successors.
    • West Kai has more to her than being a woman. She's quite courageous as she was the first to battle Buu, a trait that earned the Dragon Kimiko's admiration, and she happily learned from West Kai. West Kai also has a mischievous streak, and she loves playing pranks on her peers, especially South Kai. To aid her friendly pranks, West Kai has been working with Monkey for his skill at hiding things. The two once managed to prank the other Kais, and Terrakion by hiding their food, something they all found hilarious.
    • Due to being killed in a glacier, West Kai dislikes cold places, and she loathes beings like Buu who rule those places. While she was heading to meet Uxie in Lake Acuity, West Kai saw Ithaqua, and Elsa. Ithaqua was attempting to make Elsa his Queen, and he had grabbed her. West Kai already pitied Elsa for her struggles with protecting her people and the cold, so she swooped in and pulverized the Great Old One. As Ithaqua fled into the night, West Kai declared that Elsa would never have to worry about Ithaqua again as she would keep a protective eye on her, something Elsa is deeply greatful for.
  • North Supreme Kai:
    • The North Supreme Kai is seemingly the oldest of the Universe 7 Supreme Kais. Much like Daikaioh, North Kai is a mild mannered and laid back deity who enjoys fishing in his free time. He also happens to be one of the deadliest swordsmen in all of Universe 7, being talented enough to get in a bifurcating hit on someone as fast as Majin Buu. When Irina Shidou, and Xenovia Quarta heard of North Kai, they were filled with admiration for their fellow blademaster's bravery, especially when he, much like their version of God, gave his life fighting a Universe devestating abomination.
    • Despite, or perhaps even because of his mild mannered temperament, North Kai has opted to tutor Mantis, and Raimundo, despite both of them being hyper active and aggressive warriors. The two have been working to hone their aggression, and Raimundo in particular is happy to learn swordsmanship from North Kai. Viper has also taken to North Kai quite a bit, finding the Kai to be very agreeable in attitude, even enjoying North Kai's fishing as he gives her some of his catches.
    • North Kais significant skill with the blade attracted the attention of Dracule Mihawk. Mihawk was intrigued when he heard of a true deity who specialized in wielding a blade when his peers did not, and his curiosity piqued when hesaw North Kai clashing blades with Dabura. Mihawk stepped in as North Kai bested Dabura, and challenged the Kai to a duel of blades. While North Kai was puzzled by Mihawk's desire to fight him, he ultimately accepted. Mihawk was thrilled with his foe, as North Kai's divine blade refused to break. After the two fought to a draw, Mihawk informed the Kai of his respect, and walked home satisfied.
  • Also found in the Hall of Death Archetypes.

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)
  • Overdeity
  • Symbol: Conch shell (shankha named Panchajanya), war discuss (named Sudarshana Chakra), gada/mace (named Kaumodaki), and a lotus flower
  • Theme Music: 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
  • 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, Ra, Odin, Joshua, Ryoji Mochizuki, Flynn, Naoya Toudou, Tatsuya Suou, Makoto Yuki, Yu Narukami, Ren Amamiya/Joker, The Embryon Tribe, Raava, Avatars Wan, Aang, and Korra, Samurai Jack
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork with: Asura
  • Enemies: Kumbhakarna, Melkor and the Grand United Alliance of Evil, Lucifer, YHVH, Chakravartin, Chuck Shurley, Fused Zamasu, Zanza, Nyarlathotep, 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 avatar, Rama.
  • 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.
  • 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 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, 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)
  • Greater God
  • Symbol: His scythe (alternatively, Pandora's Temple)
  • Theme Music: 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), 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 Temporality, 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.
  • 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 the film 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 and Affection 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.
  • He really doens't like it when people say he "laugh[s] like Hitler after killing a Jew".
  • Also in Flesh Eaters.

    The Four Holy Beasts 
Qinglongmon, Zhuqiaomon, Baihumon and Xuanwumon, The Four Gods (Digimon Sovereigns; The Harmonious Ones; Qinglongmon: Azulongmon; Zhuqiaomon: Sutsemon; Xuanwumon: Ebonwumon; Huanglongmon)
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 the Inheritor, God of Elderly-Looking Deities (Highfather)

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 Music: 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, Rank Scales with 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, Sora, Riku, Kaworu Nagisa, Bruce Nolan
  • Enemies: Master Xehanort, 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 Co-Pilot.
  • 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.
  • 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 Co-Pilot 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, God of Divine Superheroes (Son of Darkseid, The Dog of War)

Ra, God of Being Conflated With Other Deities (Re, Amun-Ra, Atum-Ra, Re-Horakhty, Khnum, Raet-Tway, Lord of Ma'at, Sun God, El, The World's Buffest, Most Gorgeous Grandpa)
  • Greater God
  • Symbol: The sun disc
  • Theme Music: the Egyptian theme of Smite (shared with other Egyptian folkloric figures who fight on the Battlefield of the Gods)
  • Alignment: Lawful Good, occasionally leaning to Lawful Neutral
  • Portfolio: Top God, Light Is Good, Non-Human Head, Sun God, Rays from Heaven, Protector of The Cosmos, Scarab Form, Action Dad, Sometimes Amun, Atum And Others Are Seen As Aspects/Alters Of Him
  • Domains: The Sun, Egypt, Pharaohs, Religion, Order, Light
  • Allies: Osiris, Neith, Anubis, Sobek, Amaterasu and Azir (also friendly rivals), Ho-oh, Yami Yugi, Anarkaris, Superman, Captain America, The Life Entity, Volcarona, Ezalor, Odin, Princess Celestia, Samurai Jack, Athena, Mercury, Zia Rashid
  • Headbutting Heroes with: God (God, the Devil and Bob)
  • On good terms with: Deities related to the sun
  • Rivals: Zeus, Arceus
  • Enemies: APOPHIS, Orochi, The Grand Duke of Owls, Nightmare Moon, Chernabog, Zs'skayr, YHVH, Majin Buu, Eliza(Skullgirls), Caligula, Aku, Hades, Ares, The Grand United Alliance of Destruction
  • Opposes: Ramses, Moses, Lucifer
  • Opposed by: Geb
  • Without the sun, there'd be no light, no warmth, no life. Without Ra, there'd be no sun. The self-created Egyptian deity is the God of the Sun, and protector of life on earth. Every night, he fights against Apophis to preserve the cosmos from ending, where he is swallowed and thus the sun goes out. Though Osiris is just as important in Ancient Egyptian religion, it is Ra who commands the Egyptian gods. Learning that other gods have become involved with the Trope Pantheon, Ra felt it time to enter the pantheon.
  • Is often involved with the god kings of other faiths. He and Zeus are rivals, along with Arceus (though mainly Zeus). He's friendlier(though still competitive) with Amaterasu. The main Top God he's interested in is Odin. Like him, Odin is a champion of order and the safety of the world against chaos and destruction, though Odin's a bit more dickish about it. They've been seen brawling. When Zeus was assassinated, he worked with Athena and Mercury to find the culprit, with Neith assisting him. He opposed Hades due to taking over Olympus in the meanwhile and assassinating Zeus, and Ares for starting a conflict between the Egyptian and Greek gods while making it seem Anubis was responsible though was tricked by Hades as well.
  • Depending on the Writer, he is either the husband or father to Hathor/Sekhment, Bastet and Mut. He's definitively the father of Ma'at, Shu and Tefnut and sometimes Serket. Maybe both since they ARE Egyptian gods, but that's usually brought up in cattiness. Sometimes merged with Amun or Horus, and the gods Khnum, Kherpi and Raet-Tway have been described as aspects of him(though Raet-Tway is sometimes his daughter instead).
  • Has some issues with patrons of the Abrahamic faith, given their own history. Moses naturally has some issues with him and the Egyptian gods, as does Ra to him, but they've agreed to disagree. And much to Ramses' dissatisfaction, he doesn't approve of the pharaoh since Ra's no longer enemies with the God of Abraham. He's actually an ally with God(the one from God, the Devil and Bob) since he's a Nice Guy and opposes destruction like Ra(still have some issues working together though). Of course, he agrees with the three of them in hating YHVH, as He represents the incredible dickishness of Old Testament God and the desire to get rid of the competition.
    • Isn't fond of Lucifer, due to representing chaos while Ra is a force of order. Though he doesn't butt heads too often with Lucifer, as he deals mainly with destructive chaos and Lucifer opposes YHVH. Also royally pissed off at Caligula due to his attempt to move to Egypt and be venerated as a god there.
  • One of the most outspoken opponents of the GUAD. It has always been his duty to protect the world from the destroyer Apophis and was enraged to learn that a whole organization of those who follow in its footsteps exist. On the plus side, he also learned that their leader's Arch-Enemy was none other than the Life Entity, a beacon of light and life just like himself. In addition, he regards Orochi with contempt due to being an insane, abominable serpent like his archenemy. Always ready to serve them some Vitamin Dnote . Trying to get the GUAG to focus on the GUAD rather than the GUAE, who he sees as the lesser threat to Destruction.
  • Him and Geb are on pretty bad terms, as he separated him from his beloved sister Nut; he feared Nut's children would overthrow him, so when she snuck off to have kids split the two apart. His response was basically "deal with it". That being said they're still under the same pantheon and kind of have to get along. He can be somewhat of a Jerkass God, but he's firmly on the side of life and it's more of carrying the Jerkass Ball than anything. For instance, he's regretted Hathor's violent side of Sekhment.
    • Worth noting he was poisoned to near-death by Isis, just so he could say tell him her true name and tremendous magic boost. He's not a jerk without reason.
  • When Isis dethroned him, he took various steps to stop Apophis having Khepri become/create a prison for Apophis, but ended up a senile old man and eventually went to stay at the Sunny Acres Assisted-Living Community without the other gods knowing. He thankfully got better though, thanks to the work of the Kane siblings. Later gave Carter Kane his crook and flail and even made him pharaoh at the House of Life, for execrating Apophis.
  • Has a number of different guises available. Sometimes he wears a silver or solar eclipse get-up, sometimes he gets drunk with Roger the Alien and acts like an alien, abducting things, sometimes he's even an android. And on one occasion he had an American get-up called "Ra'merica", in the form of a bald eagle man. This form likes to hang out with Captain America.
  • Though they don't seek to destroy the world, those who wish to take out the sun are naturally on his hit list. The Grand Duke of Owls was hopping mad to learn that yet another sun god, and a fellow bird nonetheless. Chernabog finds his light to be another problem he wants dealt with, as does Nightmare Moon. Zs'skayr hopes to kill Ra so as to shroud the world in darkness, and eliminating his weakness to the light.
  • Was most pleased to learn of Ancient Egyptian figures, who venerated him in the past. His favored worshipper is Yami Yugi, who kept the peace against chaos and destruction as pharaoh. It is he who wielded the Winged Dragon of Ra, and now that he's ascended makes sure that the Egyptian God Cards don't fall into the wrong hands. One incarnation of his Horakhty incarnation was summoned to stop Zorc thanks to him fusing the Egyptian God Cards.
  • One of the oldest solar deities, many associated with the sun consider him an elder and defer to him. Those molded on the sun's image like Volcarona and Ho-oh seem him as a father figure, and Ra would claim he created them in his shape. He shares the position of "the greater light god" with Ezalor, and the two hope to form a group in the pantheon for solar figures. As Superman is powered by the yellow sun, he has been using his solar powers to power up the Man of Steel.
  • He, along with Odin and Vishnu, were the ones who slew the initial Eldritch Abomination that Aku spawned from. He later helped out Samurai Jack, and has made it clear he now seeks to take out Aku personally. He's also grateful towards Percy Jackson and Annabeth Chase for helping out the Kane siblings in a crossover. And for that matter, he's remarkably similar to Azir, who is probably his Runeterra counterpart. The two often compete for who's the best god of the desert, usually reacting like this. None notice the irony.
  • No, he has no relation to the Goa'uld of the same name. And he's not a member of the Osirians(the alien race specifically, not the Osirian Pantheon). He did serve as an Ultimate Persona at one time though. This was before Nyarlathotep made his ploy, though now that he knows of the Crawling Chaos he intends to take out him due to trying to destroy mankind for a pointless bet.
  • Has been doing a few commercials as of late.


    Ryoji Mochizuki 
Ryoji Mochizuki, God of Splintered Deities (Pharos, Nyx Avatar, The Appriser, Death)
Ryoji Mochizuki
Nyx Avatar
  • Demigod, Greater God as Nyx Avatar
  • Symbol: His scarf, surrounded by black clouds
  • Theme Music: The Battle For Everyone's Souls (Nyx Avatar)
  • Alignment: Chaotic Good, True Neutral as the Nyx Avatar
  • Portfolio: Walking Spoiler, Chick Magnet, Handsome Lech, Nice Guy, Single-Target Sexuality, Looks Similar to Makoto Yuki, Anti Anti Christ, Humanoid Abomination, Apocalypse Maiden, Please Kill Me To Prevent The End Of The World, Younger Than They Look, Anti-Villain
  • Domains: Amnesia, Divinity, Death, Fragments
  • Allies: All of S.E.E.S. (especially Makoto Yuki and Kotone Shiomi, the latter more so), The Investigation Team (especially Yosuke Hanamura), The Phantom Thieves of Hearts, Marie, Raspberyl, Artix Von Krieger, Rin Okumura, Kaworu Nagisa, Joshua, Benevolent Deities in the House of Death And Post Mortem and Love and Affection, Hellboy, Zak Saturday, Balan, Primus, Born
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork with: Aigis (only on her side)
  • Enemies: YHVH, Kaguya Ōtsutsuki, Nagash, Nekron
  • Good Counterpart to: Damien Thorn
  • Special Relationship with: Nyx
  • Complicated Relationship: The Tailed Beasts, Thanatos
  • Ryoji Mochizuki was the personification of death and a Harbinger of Nyx, whose role was to summon Nyx should humanity lose the will to live, allowing Nyx to destroy all of humanity. The Kirijo group, during its study of the Shadows, would eventually learn of the prophecy of the Fall and the Death Arcana. Believing Death to be a deliverance, they would awaken Death to bring about the Fall. Eiichiro Takeba, objecting to these beliefs, interrupted the experiment and caused Death to split into thirteen distinct Shadows bearing their respective Arcana. These Shadows would go on a rampage, creating the Dark Hour and Tartarus, while the thirteenth Shadow, Death's main body would clash with Aigis until she sealed him in Makoto Yuki or Kotone Shiomi.
    • First appearing in Makoto/Kotone's mind as an amnesiac little boy named Pharos, Death would help them awaken to their Persona, allowing them to join S.E.E.S. as they work to destroy the twelve Shadows that created the Dark Hour. Unbeknownst to S.E.E.S., their benefactor Shuji Ikutsuki tricked them into destroying the Shadows so they would reunite with Death's body to recreate the Harbinger and bring about the Fall, with Pharos disappearing from Makoto/Kotone's mind after the twelth Shadow is defeated. Resurfacing as a New Transfer Student named Ryoji, Death would befriend S.E.E.S. (especially Makoto/Kotone), though Aigis is instantly hostile towards him despite not knowing why. Ryoji would eventually reawaken his memories and warn S.E.E.S. about the coming of the Fall, offering them a chance to live their remaining days in blissful ignorance if they kill him. When they refuse, Ryoji would part ways with them, becoming Nyx's Avatar as he clashes with S.E.E.S. at the top of Tartarus. Makoto/Kotone are able to stop the Fall by using the Great Seal to become a barrier between humanity and Nyx, with Ryoji giving his farewells to S.E.E.S. in the process.
  • Ryoji Mochizuki was already in the Pantheon during its early days after S.E.E.S. defeated his other form Nyx Avatar, for some reason, and after Makoto Yuki became the Great Seal, but he had lost his memories (yet again) upon arrival. It was only after enough members of S.E.E.S. ascended to the Pantheon that he was found and brought over to the Court of the Gods to find a position for him, and due to his story arc (as Ryoji) and how he had forgotten about his divinity, it was decided that he ascend for that.
  • Is on good terms with most of S.E.E.S., despite being the harbinger of the apocalypse in their universe. The only exceptions are Aigis, who still harbors a minor distrust of him (though not to the point of hostility), and Shinjiro Aragaki, whom he's never met. He isn't exactly sure how to introduce himself to him and the rest of the Persona-users in the Pantheon. That said, though, he's kept himself up to date, especially on the Investigation Team, how they met with S.E.E.S., now knows as the Shadow Operatives, as well as the arrival of the Phantom Thieves of Hearts and their adventures.
    • Out of the all the Persona users in the Pantheon, Ryoji is the closest to Makoto Yuki and Kotone Shiomi. Makoto acted as his closest friend in one world, and Ryoji possibly formed a romantic relationship with Kotone, to the point he doesn't act like a pervert towards her and even addresses her by name after becoming the Nyx Avatar. He's happy to know at least that a part of himself helped to stop the Fall in the form of the two's Thanatos Persona, which still holds his human feelings. While he does acknowledge that the Makoto and Kotone in the Pantheon are not the originals (being more like a Living Memory), he still treats them the exact same way, and they happily reciprocate.
    • For Persona users that aren't a member of S.E.E.S., Ryoji gets along with Yosuke Hanamura the most, due to how similar they. While they note that their voice does sound similar, they both act as a Casanova Wannabe and a best friend to a bearer of the Wild Card. Both also didn't get the girl they have a crush on, since Yosuke's crush Saki was murdered by Adachi, while Ryoji had to part ways with Kotone due to his nature as a Harbinger of Death. They, along with Junpei, Teddie, and Ryoji, tend to get in trouble the most when they start peeping on the girls.
  • Due to all of them being the Anti-Anti-Christ in their home universe, he gets along well with Rin, Raspberyl, Artix, and Hellboy. They've started a group of that trope, all wanting to help each other in showing people that they can be a force for good. In Ryoji's case, though, since he has no control over his destiny, they hope to help him one day to be able to prevent the Fall from happening permeantly not only so they can help his friend be free of their role as the Great Seal, but also allow Ryoji to live as a human.
    • That said, Ryoji also crossed paths with Damien Thorne, who is pretty similar to him in many ways in that he's destined to bring about the end of the world and had this role since he was a child. However, while Damien Thorne was a human being, Ryoji was a personification of death who took on a human form. Damien fully embraces his role willingly and has murdered anyone who tried to stop him (including his parents), while Ryoji only accepts his role reluctantly because he doesn't see any way to stop the Fall, but still cares for his friends. Ryoji has nothing but distaste for Damien and refuses to associate with him, even if Damien shows interest in him.
    • Ryoji sympathizes with Zak Saturday and Balan, since they both are said to be destined to turn evil (Zak as the bringer of mankind's destruction as Kur, and Balan becoming the new Lance by being too attached to humanity). Both fates are said to be an inevitability, just like Ryoji's, but Zak and Balan are determined to find a way to change their fate. Ryoji admires their optimism and admits that he could change his fate as well.
  • Has a rather complicated relationship with Thanatos in the Pantheon, considering that Ryoji took on the form of Thanatos as a Persona for Makoto and Kotone. Even though Thanatos in Classical Mythology represented non-violent deaths, he has been misrepresented many times, and Ryoji can be considered one form of misrepresentation. Even Thanatos, despite being a embodiment of death, doesn't like the fact he's been used to bring about an apocalypse to wipe out all life. That being said, Thanatos has been put to good use as a Persona by Makoto, Kotone, and Elizabeth, and Thanatos does sympathize with Ryoji over the fact that he's a slave to his role.
  • Tends to spend most of his time in the House of Death and Postmortem as well as Love and Affection for different reasons:
    • When visiting the House of Death and Postmortem, Ryoji tends to hang out with other entities personifying death, including psychopomps such as Grim, Gig, and Death of the Endless. Ryoji gets along with the latter the most, as they're both friendy embodiments of death. Ryoji and Gig formed a kinship after learning how they were both sealed in someone else, though Gig surprisingly is sympathetic towards Ryoji's plight. It could be because Gig saw some of himself in Ryoji since the latter is forced to play a role he doesn't want and loses most of his personality because of it. Gig was originally Vilgilance, a kind-hearted boy who was brainwashed to be an Omnicidal Maniac. Grim also sympathizes with Ryoji's plight since they're both slaves to circumstances, Ryoji as Nyx's Avatar, and Grim as Billy and Mandy's "best friend", and they both want freedom because of it.
    • Ryoji tends to visit the House of Love and Affection due to being a pervert and tends to flirt with a lot of female deities there. He also found a kindred spirit in Issei Hyodo, a fellow Chivalrous Pervert who also respects the women he loves, even if he's openly perverted. Despite this, Issei is understanding when he hears about Ryoji's feelings towards Kotone Shiomi and how he can’t act perverted towards her, and also sympathizes with Ryoji for being unable to fight his fate as a Harbinger of Death. Issei is willing to help him and S.E.E.S. find a more permanent solution to the problem, which Ryoji doubts is possible but still appreciates the offer.
  • Ryoji has heard that Nyx is in the Pantheon, but quickly finds out that she is actually Nox, the Greek Primordial Goddess of the Night, and not the same Nyx that will bring about the Fall. Nox reassures Ryoji that she will not force him to destroy humanity because despite not taking sides, she embodies The Sacred Darkness and does not desire desctruction. She in fact even seems fond of him for embodying a concept of death, even to the point he even represents Thanatos as a Persona.
  • Many gods compare him to Kaworu Nagisa, and find the two similar, not only in voice, but in what they are; Both are the last in a line of monsters sent to destroy mankind who take the form of a Bishounen humanoid but are willing to sacrifice themselves for the sake of humanity after befriending the protagonist. The big difference though is that not killing Ryoji is the right choice for Makoto Yuki's story. He's met him, and they get along well.
    • Ryoji eventually came to meet Shinji Ikari when he went to visit Kaworu and found him interesting and pitiable, given his terrible luck and his callous father Gendo. As a result, he's begun visiting the EVA pilot, too.
  • Is under the radars of SMT's YHVH, who wants him to destroy the world and recreate it in his own image of absolute order. When he found out about his plans, Ryoji became both scared and angry about this and is seeking help and asylum with the GUAG so that they don't get what they want. S.E.E.S. is determined to make sure YHVH and his forces never get ahold of Ryoji.
  • Has a complicated relationship with the Tailed Beasts, who were parts of a splintered entity like him. Although the Tailed Beasts can tell Ryoji is quite human in personality despite being a otherworldly personification of death, they also dread the moment when Ryoji is completed and will bring about the Fall, similar to how they fear the Ten Tails. They do pity the fact that Ryoji doesn't have a choice in the matter, but without any known means to permanently stop the Fall, all they can do is help the heroes keep the Great Seal intact until another way can be found. Ryoji admits that he envies the Tailed Beasts since they have the freedom go about their lives and stay separated but is happy for them all the same.
    • Ryoji, despite seeing some similarities between themselves, doesn't like Kaguya for her greed and gluttony for power. Her power to use the moon to inflict her Infinite Tsukuyomi onto the world is almost similar to how he uses the moon to bring about the Fall, the only difference being that she intended to turn people into obedient soldiers in body and mind. While Kaguya does what she does because she became corrupted by power, Ryoji only does his duty as a Harbinger of Death because he has no choice in the matter. The best that he has to say about her is that he pities what she became despite her originally good intentions.
  • Primus bears some similarities to Ryoji, the former being an entity that is said to have been the source of all Cybertronian Sparks (the essence of Transformers), while Ryoji's true identity as Death is the main body from which the Twelve Shadows split from. But whereas Ryoji is a neutral force that became human-like, Primus is a benevolent deity who is not without flaws but is still able to help put a stop to forces of evil through his children. Primus pities Ryoji's role, acknowledging how much he wants to live life as a human and doesn't want to be a Harbinger of Death. He notes that if it were up to him, Ryoji would be able to live the life he wanted to have, something that Ryoji appreciates. But the latter notes that humans have managed to accomplish so much by preventing the Fall, and he believes they may find another way to permanently stop the Fall, with Primus agreeing.
  • Ryoji has met fellow god-in-mortal-form, Joshua although unlike him, Joshua does retain his memories of who he is. Despite Joshua getting on Ryoji's nerves with his attitude and Ryoji's politeness gives Joshua a hard time, they still get along regardless. They have to stick together when not-so-benevolent forces are seeking their abilities.
  • Ryoji, despite being a personification of death, has nothing but contempt for the likes of Nagash and Nekron. For the former, Nagash wishes to wipe out all life to raise as his undead army, so he shows interest in Nyx's power and seeks to find a way to exploit it through Ryoji. For Nekron, he represents what Nyx would be if the entity was pure evil rather than a force of nature. Nekron also wishes to bring about the Fall to ensure the destruction of all life and return the universe to nothingness and pure darkness, but even Ryoji notes that he's just as bad as those who want to bring about the Fall in his world.
  • Found a kindred spirit in Born, someone who was born from the void who wanted to live independently but was chased by the void. Unlike how Ryoji was unable to fight his fate as the Harbinger of Death, Born was able to defy his fate, live his own life, and undo the damage the void has done. Ryoji is glad that Born was finally able to defy his fate and wonders if one day he can be free of his.
  • Whether it was chance or fate, Ryoji ascended at the same time as Marie. Both were similar in many ways. They were entities that were split apart before coming back together, but they made friends in the teams that opposed their role. The only difference is that while Ryoji was forced to leave his humanity behind, Marie was allowed to live alongside humans after her friends saved her. Marie is sympathetic about Ryoji's fate, though he does annoy her with his flirting.


    Bruce Nolan 
Bruce Nolan, He Who Was Once Tested with Handling God's Powers (Bruce Almighty, Mr. Exclusive)
  • Quasideity; was temporarily an Overdeity
  • Symbol: The computer he used to answer prayers, his prayer beads and a WKBW-TV microphone.
  • Theme Music: I’ve Got the Power Bruce's Prayer
  • Alignment: Neutral Good (initially True Neutral)
  • Portfolio: Be Careful What You Wish For, Being God Is Hard, Comes Great Responsibility, Didn't Think This Through, Divine Assistance, Allowed to do anything but mess with free will, Jerkass (initially), Large Ham, Let's See YOU Do Better!, Magical Gesture, Reality Warper (when he has his powers), Smite Me, O Mighty Smiter (Trope Namer), With Great Power Comes Great Perks, Wishing for Grace to be Happy
  • Domains: Divinity, Power, Almightiness
  • Herald: Grace Connelly (His girlfriend, now his fiancée)
  • Superior: God (Bruce Almighty)
  • Allies: God (God, the Devil and Bob), Ebenezer Scrooge, The Grinch, Truman Burbank, Stanley Ipkiss, Michael Newman, Fred Flintstone, George Bailey, The Family Madrigal, Phil Connors, Kyle Rayner, Castiel, Dean Winchester, Rachel Green, Michael Scott
  • Enemies: YHVH, Fused Zamasu, Chuck Shurley, Gorr the God Butcher, Diana Christensen, Louis Bloom, Count Olaf, Edward Nigma/The Riddler, Joel Barish
  • Opposes: Lex Luthor, Thanos, Quinella, Light Yagami, Zebediah Killgrave
  • Pities: Timmy Turner
  • Envied By: Garlic Jr.
  • On Good Terms With: The Beyonder, Brian Cohen, Bender, The Collector, Fat Majin Buu
  • Those Who Are Interested In Him: Gowasu, The Presence, The One Above All, Orel Puppington
  • Bruce Nolan is a television reporter, covering fluff human interest stories in Buffalo, New York, who is discontented with almost everything in life despite his popularity and his love for his girlfriend Grace. By the end of the worst day of his life, he lost a promotion to his co-worker, embarrassed himself on Live-TV, got fired, and then got beat up by a group of thugs. Out of frustration, Bruce angrily ridicules and rages against God. God then responds by revealing Himself, endowing Bruce with divine powers and challenging Bruce to take on the big job to see if he can do better. Bruce used these powers in selfish ways, like making his news coverage more exciting (by framing people for crimes or creating natural disasters), getting the promotion he wanted by humiliating his co-worker On Air, and doing a bunch of stuff to make Grace happy. God also reminded him that he needed to answer prayers as God would. So, Bruce complied with all the prayers he received, got tired of answering them, and said "Yes" to all of them out of laziness.
    • Unfortunately, any people who were praying for a lottery ticket only got to take home a small amount of money, causing a large-scale riot. His promotion also caused a rift between him and his girlfriend, as she felt underappreciated by him because he's too focused on his job. Not to mention all the aftermath of the natural disasters he caused. Ultimately, Bruce learns that even with divine might, he can't fix his problems because they're based on his own arrogance and incompetence. After admitting his failings, Bruce and God decided to clean up the mess Bruce had made. Bruce later made amends with his co-worker and his girlfriend. He even returned to his previous job with a new-found appreciation for life.
  • The Court of the Gods took notice of Bruce's story shortly after The Alpha and Omega gained His title in the Pantheon. All it took to get Bruce to the Pantheon was having God invite him back to His building and showing him a newly created door that led to a courtroom. The High Court offered to make him a representative of those who were temporarily given godlike powers. With some persuasion, Bruce was granted godhood once again (albeit not as powerful as he once was). Not that Bruce would want that kind of power again, having learned his lesson from his experiences and decided to do good deeds without it.
    • Bruce was once offered a job as a reporter at one of the news stations in the Pantheon. He turned that job offer down, as he was content with his old job in the mortal realm. Most of the time, while in the Pantheon, Bruce would travel a lot just to talk to people and share his experiences. He hopes that by doing so, it will make people think twice about accepting the responsibilities of a God as he was.
  • Upon learning that his God has a temple is in the Pantheon, he offered to pay a visit. On one occasion, he was a bit surprised to find out that He looks different from the God he’s used to, an old lighter-skinned man rather than the dark-skinned younger gentleman he knew. This God explained to him that He's from a different world, but He's kind of like the God Bruce knew. After chatting for a bit and finding that He seemed just as casual as his own God, Bruce left on speaking terms with Him. Before that, He would tell him that He wouldn't practice giving a mortal being powers after learning the mess that it could cause.
    • Bruce eventually learns that not all Abrahamic Gods are just like his own. He stays away from the likes of YHVH, as his need to control others is not like the God that he knows. His God already has bad blood with YHVH, who disagrees with His ideals and would also yell at the Alpha And Omega for giving a mortal that kind of power. Chuck Shurley is another Abrahamic God, who seemed reasonable if imperfect but is slowly revealed to be an abusive parent and creator who treats existence like a show and is immensely callous as a result. His actions horrified Bruce, who was worried he would have become like him had he not stopped using his powers to suit his own wants.
  • Found out that the situation of people who are also Gods for a limited amount of Time has happened to others. As expected, they expressed a similar sentiment that having to balance the needs and wants of others, even with that immense power, is quite hard. As such, they can be related to each other due to these experiences. He has befriended some of these people, like Bender, Castiel and Dean Winchester.
    • Met up Kyle Rayner, who once went through a similar situation when he became Ion, a being with all the power of the entire Green Lantern Corps, until Superman advised him to back down because people started to worship him as a god. He also discovers that being godlike means being unable to sleep or do stuff separate from his duties as Ion. Soon after, rather than sacrifice his humanity, Kyle abandoned omnipotence and sacrificed the power so that the Guardians of the Universe and the Corps could live again. While Kyle did a much better job at being a "God" than Bruce did, Kyle tells Bruce he still prefers just being a regular Green Lantern, as he expresses that he can relate to what Bruce has been through.
    • Eventually Bruce learns that not all those who gained the power of gods are not all good people. He has heard how Lex Luthor was once granted divine powers to make the universe a paradise, but couldn’t use them to screw with Superman. Needless to say, this put him at odds with him. Thanos of Titan is another one who had gained omnipotence in the past. While he is typically able to handle the responsibility of said power, he ultimately can't be trusted with it due to his tendency to try conquering or destroying the universe whenever he can. For similar reason as Luthor, he is also at odds with the mad Titan as well.
  • Bruce is hardly the first person to learn lessons via supernatural means. For example, he also hangs out with George Bailey due to both of them not appreciating their wonderful lives at first but being helped out by a divine being. He has also taken great pity on Timmy Turner, a kid who received magic fairies, which were given to him due to his miserable home life. Timmy's wishes ending up in a recursive manner, sometimes due to his own selfish desires or when things don't work out like he hoped. Bruce related to Timmy quite a bit, having to learn similar lessons when he was trying to handle God’s powers. He also gets along with Phil Connors, a fellow reporter, due to both of them having godlike powers that taught them a valuable lesson (Bruce getting his powers directly from God and Phil being stuck in the same day without knowing why).
  • He was also visited by Fred Flintstone, seeing how he was once given a boss position by the Great Gazoo, only to find that it’s actually a burden since he has to deal with higher-ups, stay late in meetings, etc. His chat with Fred led to Bruce discovering many stories of others having to switch jobs to see if they could do better. Much like Bruce, they didn't do a good enough job as the original person, and ultimately having to admit their job is not as easy as it seems. Bruce hopes this lesson sticks with them, and they appreciate their lives like he did.
  • There are some people (namely Gorr the God Butcher and Light Yagami) think Bruce could have done better with these powers. Light thinks he should have used his own powers to punish and kill the wicked. After seeing that Light kind of went mad from merely having the trappings of a god via the Death Note as well as using it to kill people who oppose him to boost his ego, Bruce knows better than to kill a bunch of people, even if they can be flawed as people. Gorr criticize Bruce for not using the opportunity to use his powers to smite his own God for not being as proactive as He should be. When Bruce responded that he empathized with his God and that Being God Is Hard, Gorr's response was to "be harder and don't be a god!". Ultimately, he thinks both of them are nuts.
    • There are also those who think that mortals shouldn't have God powers at all. Besides YHVH, there's also Zamasu who uses Bruce's story (and his irresponsibility) to justify why mortals are wicked the way they are. But seeing as Zamasu is someone who's everything a god shouldn't use their power for and would project every bad thing about himself onto Bruce, no one took his argument seriously. Bruce, surprisingly, agrees with that argument, mostly because there are far too few people who are selfless enough to handle God's power, and they shouldn't rely on supernatural powers to help people. But that is as much as they can agree on, unfortunately.
  • During Bruce's time with God's power, he can be a bit frivolous, like when he uses it to give himself new clothes, get himself a new car, get back at his bullies, or give his girlfriend amazing sex. Sometimes, it can lead to unintended side effects, like when he pulled the moon closer to impress his girlfriend, which caused flooding on the other side of the world. What made him realize his mistakes was seeing the effects of his recklessness, like the aforementioned lottery riot or when Grace left him when their relationship fell apart. The Collector and Fat Majin Buu are both childish entities with godlike powers who mainly used them to play games without realizing the damage they were doing to the world before they were taught to be better. In the case of both of them, it took being shown kindness to make them see the error of their ways. Despite being more powerful than Bruce currently is, they learned from each other about empathizing with people and not overusing the power that they have.
  • Despite the immense powers, there's one thing God (and later Bruce) cannot do, and that is to control the "free will" of other people (i.e., make them do or think what He wants them to think or do). Bruce learned this the hard way when he tried to make Grace forgive him, which failed as expected. Bruce is horrified by the likes of Zebediah Killgrave, who can make people do his bidding in horrifying ways with his voice and pheromones. He worried that had he not changed his ways and didn't had that power limitation, he would have become just like him. Other Greater Gods and Overdeities (and one Quasideity) became interested in Bruce for the novelty of giving a mortal immense godlike powers, and the failings of such a concept. Gowasu, for example, was one such powerful being, and he is proud of Bruce for trying to do his best to fulfill the role of his God and not letting himself be consumed by power lust.
  • Although Bruce, during his time as a God, could get and create whatever he wanted, having to balance that with managing the lives of others makes his task quite difficult. Which makes his meeting with the Beyonder interesting, as even if The Beyonder doesn't have limitations and can theoretically control free will too, The Beyonder can think of anything he wants but becomes bored as everything becomes what he expects them to be. As he is naturally interested in humans, he has at one point wanted to experience humanity by becoming human himself and learning their limitations, like hunger. Seeing the reverse of that made The Beyonder curious about Bruce, and they learned to become good friends with each other after learning from each other's experiences.
  • Since coming to the Pantheon, Bruce has learned a simple but very relatable phase, "With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility". Although, Bruce still doesn't feel the need to have god-powers again in order to do good deeds, he is curious about other people who have used their powers responsibly. As such, one day he visited the villa where the Madrigal family resided. Some of their family members were gifted with various powers and used them responsibly by helping out in their community rather than for selfish gain. Bruce found their warm welcomes and tight kinship very comforting. Their meeting didn't really change his stance about needing powers again (since he's afraid he might screw things up again even with a limited amount of powers). But telling their stories did endear them to each other.
  • Although it may seem hypocritical given what he has done, there are two people from his industry he has come to really despise. The first was Diana Christensen, a TV producer who exploited the failing mental health of a news anchor for ratings by allowing him to rant on air and humiliating himself. The second one was Louis Bloom, who intentionally orchestrated crimes so that he could get the best video footage possible. As expected, the two were quick to grill Bruce for his own failings, framing him as no better than them (even worse than they are), given his immersed powers to give himself an exciting headline or a promotion that caused far more damage than the two of them combined. Ultimately, people were more sympathetic to Bruce given that, unlike the two, he was at least able to see the error of his ways and make amends due to that.
  • Another condition Bruce had when he first got his God powers is that he can't tell anyone he's God (mostly because God warns him of attracting unwanted attention that comes with telling people you are literally God). Because of his conditions, he cannot tell his herald Grace the actual title he was holding, and has to come up with a lie to make her not suspect anything. As in, he can't tell her that he had God's powers but is allowed to tell her that he's a God as in being a Trope representative. He lied and told her he was like the God of Reporters or something. That rule applies to the mortals in his original realm but not in the Pantheon, where most people know the title you are holding. Although he felt bad about having to lie to her, he did try to make up for it by taking her to various fun and exciting places in the Pantheon.
  • Has found out about several deities who shared the same face/voice as he does and decided to pay a visit. He hangs out with Ebenezer Scrooge and the Grinch due to all three of them starting off as jerks before becoming more selfless as their stories progressed. He also hangs out with Truman Burbank and Stanley Ipkiss conversing about their exploits. He is also bugged with how the Riddler or Count Olaf sometimes looks like him (not helping that they are not very good people in general) and avoids their temple whenever he can. Meanwhile, Joel Barish absolutely hates Bruce for his reckless use of the power that was given to him, as well as his callousness toward his love interest reminds Joel too much of his own. The fact that the two looks similar certainly doesn't help.
    • He's not the only Identical Stranger he encountered. Upon encountering Rachel Green, he mistook her for his lover Grace, thinking that she ascended. After the confusion has cleared out, they became good friends. The same can be said with Michael Scott, after he mistook him for his coworker/rival Evan Baxter.
"And that's the way the cookie crumbles."