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Greater Gods

    Yuko Ichihara 
Yuko Ichihara, Goddess of Equivalent Exchange (The Dimensional Witch)
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Intermediate Gods

    Ermes Costello 
Ermes Costello, The Goddess Who Hides Valuables In Her Chest (Hermes Costello, Prisoner Number FE40533)
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    Faust 
Faust, Patron God of Those Who Dealed With The Devil (John Sabellicus, George Sabellicus, Doctor Faustus)
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  • Intermediate God with Mephistopheles's help (and some versions where he rebels); Quasideity otherwise
  • Symbol: A metaphorically (or sometimes literally) contract with Mephistopheles
  • Alignment: True Neutral; can slip into Neutral Good or Neutral Evil
  • Domain: Dealing, Philosophy
  • Portfolio: Deal with the Devil led to having command of Mephistopheles and meets famous figures at the cost of his soul, Be Careful What You Wish For, has reasons changes with different versions, different fates according to how noble or selfish he is
  • Allies: The ascended deities from Puella Magi Madoka Magica who made a deal with Kyubey, Lord Byron, Alexander the Great
  • Enemies: The House of Demons (especially Satan), THE INCUBATORS, URSULA
  • Opposes: Ariel, Peter Parker/Spider-Man
  • Opposed by: Steve Rogers/Captain America
  • Conflicting Opinion: Faust Baldhead
  • Pities: Spawn, Mary Jane Watson
  • Admires: Johnny Blaze/Ghost Rider
  • Ascended as his influence on the fictional world is so powerful that it transcend his deal with Mephistopheles and led to his ascension to the Pantheon.
    • Faust was at first confused about whether he is in hell or heaven. After being explained the purpose of the Pantheon, he happily took on the duty as he thinks any places is better than the places some of his versions ended up due to their deal of Mephistopheles.
  • His ascension caused an intense debate within the Pantheon as each deities draw up different interpretations of him. Some think he was driven to the bargain from love for suffering mankind, some think it was a cheap and easy way to rule over others. Faust doesn't comment or dispel these notions and states that the bargain is his and his story alone.
  • Is one of the few person who gets along of Lord Byron due to one version of Faust being Byron's follower.
  • Avoids the House of Demons like a plague as he worries that Mephistopheles might ascend and / or the high priest of one of the temple there, which means the demon servant can come and collect his soul.
    • However he does make an exception to sometime poke around the South Park edition of Satan's temple and mocks him. When asked, Faust just laughs and answers that Mephistopheles would see how pathetic that edition of Satan is and would rather release his soul rather than stepping 10 feet radius near that temple and admit to be the servant of that version. He earned Satan's ire for this remark.
  • Holds nothing but hatred for Kyubey despite (or more accurately because of) sharing the same temple with the Incubators as Kyubey is holding the position similar to Mephistopheles and then applies it to LITTLE GIRLS at their most vulnerable moments who are not aware of the full cost of their deal of becoming a Magical Girl (including becoming a Soul Jar, never having a normal life and ultimately ending up becoming the witches they fought against and hurt more people before being killed by other Magical Girls). Even he has standards. Because of this, he makes an alliance with the magical girls who made a deal with Kyubey by appearing in one of his nicer versions.
  • Both Faust and Alexander the Great are very excited to hear that the others have ascended into the Pantheon as they have encountered each other before.
  • Criticizes Ariel heavily as he thinks she was an idiot to give up her luxurious life in the sea with her loving family (not to mention the powers that a mermaid possesses in that universe) to go after and become a species that killed her own friends and mother and signed the contract with Ursula before reading it.
    • However, his relationship with Ursula is much more tense. While he admits that Ursula's plan for revenge against Triton is pretty smart, he points out that she actively sabotages Ariel and thus lost all claim to the trident and a legitimate victory.
    • Having said that, he has nothing but utmost pity for Spawn as he only made a deal with the force of hell to see his family one last time.
  • He also hates Spider-Man for the One More Day incident where he convinced his loving, supporting wife Mary Jane into making a deal with Mephisto just to avoid handling the death of his dying aunt while he kept sprouting his "With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility" motto. He even feels more sorry for Mary Jane as he hates how much she was derailed into being the one that made the deal with Mephisto just to make Peter looks better.
  • Has mixed feeling about Baldhead. While Faust sympathizes his intention to atone himself, he thinks the doctor is too annoying to spend time with. Plus he got tired of having to clarify and redirect Japanese deities into his temple due to Name's the Same.
  • Captain America was at first wary of him due to the fact that he shares the same title Doctor Faustus like one of his mortal enemies. After being clarified, Steve still dislikes him as the Captain believes there is no justifiable reason to make a deal with a force of hell like Mephistopheles.
  • Admires Johnny Blaze for his ability to make multiple deals with Mephisto and managing to get permanent amazing powers and getting away with most of them. Faust is even more impressed that Johnny mostly made those deals out of selfless reasons. Johnny is just disturbed that someone would admire him for deals he made to punish those who deserve it.
  • The Council of Cloudcuckooland once theorized that Lauren Faust is his descendant and achieved her level of success with the show by following in his footsteps but making a contract with the Incubators this time around. Faust thinks this story is stupid and doesn't even bother to clarify it, only pointing out the obvious reason that he is a fictional character while Lauren isn't.
  • Was incredibly smug when he heard that he is the owner and creator of Mephistopheles in one alternative universe.

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Lesser Gods

    Crystal Man and Junk Man 
Crystal Man and Junk Man, Godly Proprietors of Offscreen Villain Dark Matter (DWN-040 and DWN-050 respectively)
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    Nico Goldstein 
Nicoletta "Nico" Goldstein, Goddess Of No-Discount Policies Regardless of Customer's Fame (God's Gift to Gunsmithin', The Artisan of Arms)
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  • Lesser Goddess
  • Symbol: Her Van (which also serves as her mobile temple/shop)
  • Leitmotif: Any Special Orders? (aka Nico's Shop)
  • Alignment: Chaotic Good
  • Portfolio: Ambiguously Bi And Brown, Adorkable, Badass Driver Known For Driving Like Crazy, Badass Normal, Bare Your Midriff, Funetik Aksent, Genki Girl, Intrepid Merchant, Southern-Fried Genius, Womanchild, Wrench Wench
  • Domains: Weapons Creation, Devil Hunting
  • Notable Customers Include: Teams RWBY and JNPR, Qrow Branwen, The Winchester Brothers, Alucard (Hellsing), Seras Victoria, Irene Lew, Jacqui Briggs, Cassie Cage, Chris Redfield, Leon Kennedy, Jill Valentine, Rachel Summers/White Phoenix, Nathan Summers/Cable, Neena Thurman/Domino, Hellboy
  • Allies: Nero, Lady, Dante Sparda, Trish, Mei-Ling Zhou
  • Friendly Merchants: The Merchant, Rodin, Marcus Kincaid, Drebin 893
  • Enemies:
  • Opposed By: Billy Kane, Leonard Snart/Captain Cold
  • Exactly how did Nicoletta Goldstein celebrate her ascension into the Pantheon? Easy. By tearing up the streets of the Pantheon inside her van (and squashing several demonic mooks underneath her tires in the process) in search for Dante and/or Nero.
    Nico: Sup.
    Nero: (barely winded) Welcome to the Pantheon, Nico.
  • Nico's father was Agnus, the Order of the Sword's resident one-eyed alchemist. The same guy that Nero killed some years earlier. However, Agnus bailed on Nico as a child, leading her to be taken in by the Goldsteins. Lucky for Nero, as Nico doesn't hold a grudge towards him for killing her deadbeat dad. His research, however, was pretty instrumental when it came down to her job as a "weapons artist".
  • Nico's ascension did not go unnoticed by Rodin and The Merchant, who were not too keen with having another weapons merchant in the Pantheon. However, Nico saw it as a golden opportunity for herself, Rodin and the Merchant to join forces. After Nico pitched her offer, both Rodin and the Merchant saw that the offer does have merit, and agreed. Soon, Drebin and Marcus Kincaid would be drawn into the fold.
  • Don't ask Nico for discounts, hence her title. So much so that she has placed a notice on the back window of her van: IN GOD WE TRUST, EVERYONE ELSE PAYS FULL PRICE. But as Dante and Nero can attest, Nico can produce results.
    • Dante's signature firearms, Ebony and Ivory? Nico's grandma crafted them. Nico herself created Nero's signature blade, Red Queen. So yeah, her credentials speak for herself. Both Mega Man and Mega Man X were surprised to find out that Nico even crafted an Arm Blaster for Nero when he lost his arm. Even more shocking was that it works.
  • Cassandra Cage is looking to enchant her dual handguns for the upcoming conflict against Kronika. Jacqui Briggs is planning the same thing. Fortunately, money is no issue for Cassie, as her rich daddy promised to foot the bill.
    • Speaking of the Briggs, not only is Nico interested in Jax's bionic implants, but Special Forces tech in general. Unfortunately, General Blade is being miserly with the tech, stating that unless Nico works in a discount, then she won't get her hands on the tech.
  • In an attempt for her demons to grow more powerful Mother Harlot had ordered the Fiends, Alice, and Beelzebub to kidnap not only Dante and Nero, but also Nico herself, as their blood and life force would make the Harlot's demons even stronger. That plan was thwarted when Vergil, of all people, rescued Nico and his kin. As the Sons of Sparda still have a score to settle, Mother Harlot's schemes will have to wait.
    • As for Nico's own opinion of Vergil… he killed her grandmother years ago, and in his resurgence he ripped her friend's arm off, said friend being his own son.
  • Team RWBY and Team JNPR was turned on to Nico thanks to Ruby and Yang's uncle, Qrow Branwen. While a bit annoyed that they have to pay full price, Nico's work definitely makes up for it. On her end, Nico admires the creativity in their weapons.
  • Likes to spend her time either at the House of Weapons or visiting the Pantheon's Armory, taking notes or doing research on the weapons.
  • Nico's meeting with Mei-Ling Zhou was clearly by chance. As it turns out, both the weapons dealer and the good doctor are strangely fluent in Japanese. Dr. Zhou needed repairs for her freeze gun, and money was no concern. Nico was more than happy to tinker with Mei-Ling's freeze gun (and take her cash), but also struck up a friendship with Overwatch's resident climatologist.
  • If you call Nico, be prepared to dodge her van. Doesn't matter where you are, Nico will show up, come hell or high water. The Winchester brothers, Sam and Dean, learned this the hard way when Nico literally dropped in on them, flattening a demon in the process, and scaring the crap out of both men. At least she dropped on the demon and not on their beloved Impala.
  • "I am truly gifted. It's a work of art!"

    Tom Nook 
Tom Nook, Buyer of Vendor Trash (Tanukichi)
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  • Lesser God
  • Symbol: A bag of money
  • Theme Songs: Nook's Cranny; Nook 'n' Go; Nookway; Nookington's
  • Alignment: True Neutral bordering on Good(?)
  • Portfolio: Tanuki, Those Who Buy Anything and Sell Almost Everything, Speaking Simlish
  • Domains: Commerce, Tanuki
  • Heralds: Timmy & Tommy
  • Allies: Villager, K.K. Slider, Isabelle, Mr. Resetti, Mario, Mamizou Futatsuiwa,Anna (FE), Kecleon Brothers, Recette Lemongrass
  • Rivals: Nigel West Dickens
  • Enemies: any Corrupt Corporate Executive
  • Aside from being a tanuki, this shopkeeper is quite unusual compared to a typical one. Whenever a new villager moves in, Tom Nook will help them get aquainted to their new home and then give them a few jobs to take care of. After the jobs are finished, Nook will serve as the source of income for the villager and through his shop, they can buy things using money and sell things to Nook for some money. He's willing to buy anything, be it seashells, produce, fish, fossils, and home decorations, no matter how weird or useless that item may be.
  • When Tom Nook first arrived in the Pantheon, he established a shop that was quite quaint. As time went by and he managed to get more customers, business grew and with that his store managed to expand. As it stands, Nook has a large store that sells a wide variety of items and is popular amongst deities not only because of that, but also of him buying unusual items from anyone in exchange for money.
    • However, Nook's success story didn't arrive that easily. Based on a few sources, Nook arrived at a large city in the hopes of making it big, though that caused a falling out with a former friend of his. During that time, a number of bad things happened to him and as a result, he's become a bit jaded and can get a bit difficult to deal with according to some. Nevertheless, he's still a relatively well-meaning guy.
  • If Nook isn't in his shop, then Timmy & Tommy will be there instead, taking over shopkeeping duties while Nook goes around selling house upgrades for those that are interested in such. He used to be a tad pushy about house upgrades, but for now he's been lenient on when the upgrade recommendations should happen towards his customers.
  • Nook isn't a direct participant of the Smash tournament, but he is known to watch these battles every now and then, especially if one takes place in the Animal Crossing town. If the Villager gets a chance to unleash a powerful attack, Nook, alongside Tommy & Timmy, will show up and help the Villager build an exploding house on anyone unlucky to get close by.
  • Exactly what his relation is with Timmy & Tommy has been a subject of some discussion, even though Nook himself says that they're not related in a familial sense. Some think that Timmy & Tommy are Nook's nephews, but others believe that the twins were orphans that were taken in by Nook. The House of Family is usually the one to bring up this topic.
  • A highly contested rumor about him is that he is much less benevolent than he appears to be, given that his shop is the only major retail store in that little village he resides in (excluding fashion stores). Among the rumors include Nook being something of a slum lord or even a mafia boss. All things considered, Chuggaaconroy is someone who believes that Tom Nook isn't evil and that he tries to do his best at his actual job, with it simply going overboard. At the very least, he doesn't try to forcefully put people in debt once they have paid them anymore.
  • Tom Nook is in what could be considered a professional partnership with Mamizou Futatsuiwa. The exact details about it aren't known, including whoever is in more control of it.
    • Given the whole Tanuki thing (though Nook has sometimes been classified as a raccoon), Nook became friends with Mario, who has been able to use a Super Leaf or Tanuki Suit in his adventures. That said, Nook doesn't want to talk about what happened when he managed to find a Super Leaf.
  • He has struck up an alliance with other shopkeepers such as Anna, the Kecleon Brothers, and Recette Lemongrass. It is considered to be one of the more lucrative partnerships of the Pantheon, thanks to the group's broadness on their monetary policies.
    • Nigel West Dickens has proven to be a source of ire for Nook, mostly due to the former's business not being entirely legitimate. The selling methods of N.W.D. seem to bring to mind Crazy Redd, of whom the fox served as a business rival for Nook.
    • The tanuki was initially a bit hesitant about Crazy Dave, given the latter's insanity and thinking that he might be another business rival. Thankfully, Dave had good intentions (even if he's possibly less intelligible than Crazy Redd) and the two are on amicable terms with each other.
  • Harbors plenty of animosity towards many of the more corrupt businesspeople within the Pantheon, as they remind Nook of similar ones who derailed his dream to become successful in that big city. Of course, Nook learned that these corrupt businesspeople are potentially more aggressive and heartless than the ones Nook met in the big city.
  • Every now and then, he can be seen in the House of Food buying coffee for some deities (typically those who have a benevolent attitude), as well as Timmy & Tommy since he appreciates the hard work that they contribute. Nook can sometimes be seen talking to deities who have an affinity for coffee and in turn, these deities appreciate Nook's coffee runs.
  • Apparently, Nook can speak a language called Racoonish and even knows an old song from that language. For others, the song just comes off as complete nonsense and attempts to translate it to an easier-to-understand language have been slow thus far.

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Demigods

    Captain Alex 
"Who Killed Captain Alex is the deity!"

Captain Alex, God of Ultra Low-Budgets

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    Colin 
Colin, God of Discounts (Ewan)
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  • Demigod, Intermediate God when using Power of Money
  • Symbol: Blue Moon Symbol and money
  • Theme Song: Colin's Theme
  • Alignment: Neutral Good
  • Portfolio: Naïve Newcomer, Cowardly Lion, Tagalong Kid, Cheaper units, but weaker in which he can spam and swarm, Game-Breaker, CO Power Gold Rush (getting more money), Super CO Power Power of Money (doing more damage based on his money reserves)
  • Domains: Rich, Discount, Commander
  • Herald: Hachi
  • Allies: Andy, Gust, Batman, Iron Man, Emilie de Rochefort, Recette Lemongrass, Anna, Charlotte LaBouff, Umi Ryuzaki, Karen Minazuki, Reika Aoki, Chikane Himemiya, Olaf, Queen Elsa, Luna Platz, Valeera, Jaina, Thrall, Uther the Lightbringer, Malfurion Stormrage, Rexxar
  • Enemies: HYDRA, Red Skull, SHOCKER, Millennium, Sundowner, Eliza and Neil Reagan, Princess Morbucks
  • Oppose: Seto Kaiba
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Gul'dan, Garrosh (in Hearthstone)
  • There was a difficult decision of whether he or Hachi will ascend for the title. After a bit of discussion and coin flip, it was decided that Colin will represent the trope. Colin however did a favor to Hachi that he will run the Battle Map shop for him when Hachi established it without the knowledge of the ascension.
    • He ended up becoming a business partner with Recette Lemongrass since she too runs a shop.
    • While he and Anna never get into a bad feud, especially since they are almost like kin, she doesn't like the fact that Colin would reduce her prices and nearly kicked him out for almost ruining her business.
  • Do not underestimate him for his age and his anxiousness, he is perhaps one of the strongest commanders as his status reduce the cost of his troops and can supply some much troops or even acquire strong troops early that his lack of experience would not matter. It was his talent that helped Blue Moon repel the Black Hole invaders from their lands.
  • The Ashleys once called him cute so that he could be friendly to them and they could get stuff with a discounted price since he's a rich boy.
  • He once held a Silver Card in his hand at one point, but he reduces the prices so low that he nearly broke the economy. The Pantheon made a new rule that he is prohibited from holding it because not only for the economy but also the potential going too far.
  • Despite using money for their own benefits, he doesn't like Kaiba since he can be a total ass about it while he is while nervous but also very kind. He does it to give his troops the benefit while he can use money to do whatever he pleases.
  • While many of the rich kids he meets are girls, he sees them all as sister-figures like his older sister, Sasha.
  • He doesn't like the Reagan siblings or Princess Morbucks who are rich but are total snobs, in which he joined the army to save and serve his country, despite his status.
  • When he heard of Olaf, he thought it was his commander-in-chief Olaf, though he found himself disappointed that it was a living snowman. Though he does hug him since a snowman reminds him of home in Blue Moon and that his creator can also create snow.
    • He heard there was another Olaf, but this one is a fat Viking.
  • He doesn't approve of Sundowner who want to use war for profit. When he gets money, he gain them from the people of Blue Moon so that he has the economic advantage to win his battles and war.
  • He is friendly with heroes of Hearthstone as his ability to reduce prices is almost similar to the Emperor Thaurissan minion card, which reduce the mana cost on the player's hand by 1. Even if it includes Gul'dan and Garrosh.
  • With his money, he help benefit heroes with reduced cost products and materials that could help them. He is the provider for heroes like Bruce Wayne and Tony Stark so that they could improve their equipments.
  • Can be found in the House of Gaming.

    The Merchant 
Welcome!

The Merchant, The God of Buying Anything (Weapons Merchant, Pirate-Merchant Guy)

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  • Demigod
  • Symbol: His Weapons
  • Theme Song: Safe Room/Merchant's Theme
  • Alignment: True Neutral
  • Portfolio: Buys and Sells everything, Inexplicably Awesome, Just known as The Merchant
  • Domains: Weaponry, Strangers, Commerce
  • Allies: Leon S. Kennedy, Ada Wong, Anna, Crazy Dave, Recette Lemongrass, The Kecleon Brothers, The Temmies, Gust, The Mysterious Stranger
  • Rivals: Marcus Kincaid, Roman Torchwick, Sundowner
  • Enemies: Anyone who shoots him
  • A mysterious Merchant one day appeared in the pantheon, no explanation about his presence nor the reason why he was around in the first place but just decided to settle down a shop. Only Leon managed to recognize him since he bought weapons from him during his mission on Spain and eventually the Merchant was given a temple, given his tendency to buy almost anything.
  • He is willing to make deals with anyone and as his title would indicate, he is willing to buy anything. Although he primarely sells guns and weaponry that no one know where he gets it from.
  • Marcus Kincaid saw him as a potential threat in the Weapon market since he does sell his weapon at a reasonable price. Although the merchant is willing to do business with him if he wants to.
    • He also wanted to be recruited by both Sundowner and Roman Torchwick but he turned the offer down saying he works on his own.
  • One quick way of pissing him off is to shoot him. Sure you will kill him, but then he will stop selling you his stuff for being mean to him.
  • Got to meet numerous Merchants and Vendors that were already present in the pantheon, like Anna, Crazy Dave or Recette Lemongrass. He stands out among them given his more sinister looks, but he overall is a nice guy when it comes to business. He also is willing to buy anything from his merchant partners, prompting them to wonder where he gets all the money to buy almost everything he wants.
  • People believe that he is actually a Ganado or infected with some kind of disease but he hardly acts like he has one. Though he does visit the House of Health and Diseases for a check-up from time to time.
  • People adore his accent and constantly quote him. He also considered a badass given how he could always be ahead of Leon even when the latter was fighting a horde of Ganados.
  • Used to be a follower of The Mysterious Stranger. It's said that the stranger himself arranged his ascension but nobody is sure about it.
  • Holds a shooting range in the House of Weapons and nobody sure what's the purpose of it other than trying your aim. He will reward you with Bottle Caps trophies if you shoot out a certain amount.
  • Said to have access to every single weapon imaginable, but the Court of Gods have cut down the number to just regular firearms. He is not mad about it though.
    • He is also able to set up a shop at almost anywhere in the pantheon even against all odds. Even at the Main House of all places, but the residents allow him anyway.
  • There was one time where he messed up his schedule and it resulted in a big gunfight between the likes of The Punisher, Red Hood, Deathstroke and Deadpool. Now he is much more careful with his arrangements.

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    Moneybags 
Moneybags, God of Progress-Barring Merchants
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    Phoney Bone 
Phoncible P. "Phoney" Bone, God of Get Rich Quick Schemes (The Richest Bone in Boneville, The One Who Bears the Star, The Dragonslayer, Captain Ahab)
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  • Demigod
  • Symbol: The star on his shirt.
  • Alignment: Chaotic Neutral (Chaotic Good on his better days; Pretends to be Lawful Good when manipulating people)
  • Portfolio: Get Rich Quick Schemes, Con Man, Manipulative Bastard, Unsympathetic Comedy Protagonist, A Cartoon Creature Lost in a High Fantasy Land, Gag Nose, Big Ol' Unibrow, Short and Aggressive, Small Name, Big Ego, Prioritizing Himself Above Others, Tingling Scalp in the Presence of Treasure, Surprisingly Skilled Cook, Genuinely Caring for His Cousins Even If He Usually Doesn't Show It, Occasionally Making Intelligent Observations That Others Fail to See
  • Domains: Wealth, Greed, Materialism, Egotism, Manipulation, Cartoons
  • Herald: Smiley Bone (his cousin and partner-in-crime)
  • Allies: Greed, Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire, Aragorn, Tyrion Lannister, Ed, Edd and Eddy
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Fone Bone (his cousin)
  • Rivals: Mr. Burns, Scrooge McDuck, Wario, Mr. Krabs, Daffy Duck, Varrick
  • Enemies: Antasma, Twitch, Smaug, Giygas, The Great Ones, Zero, Waluigi, Petyr Baelish, Gollum, Dr. Facilier, Monstro, Moby Dick
  • Opposed by: Every honest business god in the House of Commerce, Daenerys Targaryen, Lin Beifong, Asami Sato
  • Pities: "God, I pity me."
  • Fears: Darkrai, The Mob, Death (Discworld), Specter Knight, Melisandre, Tywin Lannister, Stannis Baratheon, Makuta Teridax, Vanitas, The House of Time and Space
  • One day, a giant balloon floated into the Pantheon with a banner reading "PHONCIBLE P. BONE WILL GET YOU". The gods, mainly Aragorn and Stannis, amassed their fiercest allies and went on an expedition to find the ‘Bone’. Hours later, they found the person who matched the balloon's appearance. Phoney explained that the balloon was a souvenir from when he tried to run for mayor of Boneville and that he had no idea where he was. The kings escorted Phoney back, to be judged by the Court of the Gods. After examining his history, they discovered Phoney had a knack for pulling off devious plans and shady business deals in order to increase his wealth. This included hosting a picnic in order to bolster his mayoral campaign, tricking a group of townspeople into betting their life's savings on a non-existent participant in a cow race, convincing those same people to give them their things in exchange for slaying a dragon for them, and attempting to make off with Atheia's lost treasure. Though all four plots failed spectacularly, Phoney's sheer determination to get richer, even when the world is about to end, convinced the court he was worthy of becoming God of Get Rich Quick Schemes. While Phoney disliked the negative connotations the trope carried, insisting he was a perfectly legitimate businessman, he was overall pleased as the House of Commerce would give him the time and resources to rebuild his wealth up from the few gold coins with his face stamped on them that he had remaining.
  • In an attempt to gain public support, he held a banquet in the House of Food to which any and all deities were welcome. The feast ended prematurely when he was chased out of the dining hall after accidentally serving the guests bad prunes. To make matters worse, Wario actually enjoyed the prunes, making his farts even worse than before. It took nearly a month to clear up the place.
  • He once asked Tywin Lannister if it was true that he shat gold. A single look from the Lord of Casterly Rock ensured that Phoney never asked this question again. Tywin's intolerance of the bone only escalated when it was discovered that his son Tyrion befriended Phoney, often discussing matters of wealth and monarchies.
  • Once tried to convince a couple of fellow treasure hunters to raid Smaug's temple by claiming to be a dragonslayer. Much to the shock of the entire Pantheon, the dragon fell for the crude trap the gang set up, causing them to keel over in laughter… then Smaug arose, and unleashed his fire upon the would-be treasure hunters. They barely escaped with their lives and now Phoney is on a list of gods permanently banned from Smaug's temple.
    Smaug: Did my people not tell you?
    Phoney Bone: Tell us what?
    • After that incident, Phoney has stayed clear of the ascended dragons, including Daenerys Targaryen, who is an ally of Smaug and isn't fond of his "business ventures".
  • Phoney has come to fear deities such as Darkrai, Gigyas, Vanitas, and Deathnote , due to his experiences with the Hooded One and the Lord of the Locusts. It doesn't help that Darkrai once used Dark Void on the poor bone. But that fear went up to eleven when he learned about Dr. Facilier's Friends from the Other Side and Melisandre's shadow babies. Safe to say, Phoney stays clear of both of their temples.
    • One time, not too long after he ascended, he was tricked by Daffy Duck into confronting Makuta Teridax in the House of Mentalism. A few hours later, the bone was seen curled up in a ball, scared out of his wits.
  • Has become rivals with several other gods in the hunt for monetary gain. Mr. Krabs and the aforementioned Daffy Duck, in particular, are major rivals to the bone, with all three seeking to become the richest individuals in the Pantheon. They often get tangled up in the other's schemes, but no matter what they do, none of them can topple Scrooge McDuck and Mr. Burns' high-ranking positions. Despite this, Phoney isn't a quitter and strives to reach the top of the food chain one way or another.
    • Originally, Phoney had a rivalry with Ed, Edd n' Eddy, who reminded him of his dynamic with Fone Bone and Smiley. However, it has mellowed out over time, and more often than not he will join them on their ventures. Interestingly, Eddy is mildly uncomfortable being around Phoney, the bone reminding him a lot of himself in previous adventures.
  • As per tradition for his interactions with Westerosi deities, Petyr Baelish gave Phoney a run for his money. At first, the bone thought he could handle the minor lord due to his less than imposing demeanor… that is until he learned about Littefinger's history, and the results of his deceptions and manipulations. Suffice to say, Phoney is legitimately terrified of what Baelish is capable of.
  • Phoney does not take insults or threats directed at his cousins lightly. The last person to do so was Waluigi, who was in the middle of an insult war with the bone and decided to say that Fone Bone and Smiley were idiots for keeping Phoney around. Suffice to say, Waluigi was on the receiving end of a volley of thrown objects, including a quiche straight to the face.
  • Some have come to sympathize more with Phoney upon learning that he and his cousins were orphans and he, being the oldest, had to take care of the other two while growing up. It was this lifestyle that made Phoney the stingy, greedy, immoral schemer he is today. That being said, he gets along well with the Baudelaire siblings, as they too are orphans forced to look out for each other.
  • One time, he had a run-in with Gollum, who claimed he had stolen "The Precious". Phoney denied it but was relentlessly pursued by the corrupted Hobbit. It was Aragorn who stepped in, driving Gollum away, and explaining to Phoney that "The Precious" was actually The One Ring. It was later added to the long list of items Phonicible P. Bone wishes to acquire, worrying many in the Pantheon.
  • Phoney has come to be an enemy of Moby Dick. The reason for it? The white whale mistook Phoney for his old nemesis Captain Ahab. Similarly, Monstro holds a grudge against the Bone after he tried to bring down the great beast to prove he was a mighty hunter. It backfired horribly and now Monstro is looking forward to the day when he can devour the hapless schemer.
  • Phoney's Herald and cousin Smiley Bone began working as a bartender at the Stray Dog, the establishment of Greed the Avaricious. While Phoney was initially suspicious of the homunculus, the pair have gotten to know each other more and nowadays they're seen chatting about ways of increasing their wealth. Greed for his part figured that Phoney might need some brute force in case things get ugly, and has kept Lin Beifong out of the loop, in case she decides to arrest the bone.
    • Opposed by Asami Sato, as she finds the bone's business schemes to be very similar to that of her old rival Varrick. This is not too surprising, as both Phoney and Varrick are friendly rivals, both wanting to top the other at their own game.
  • One day, Phoney wandered into the House of Time and Space and discovered an alternate universe where his cousin Fone Bone chose to stay in the Valley. It scarred him and even if he's a greedy schemer, he would never want to cause so much pain and misery to the people he cared about.
  • In the past, Phoney has attempted to get into the game industry. He doesn't like to talk about the results.
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