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    Acena/Dark Grasper 
Acena, The Goddess With Glasses (Dark Grasper, Anko Isuna, Tail Black)
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Dark Grasper 
Anko Isuna 
  • Intermediate Goddess
  • Symbol: Her glasses and the horned headdress of her Glasses Gear
  • Alignment: Working as Neutral Evil, otherwise True Neutral with Chaotic edge; most likely Neutral Good as Tail Black
  • Portfolio: Cute Girls With Glasses, Being Serious About Them, Girlish Pigtails, Human Alien, Dark Magical Girl, Evil Diva, Loony Fan, Chainmail Bikini, Badass Cape, Darkness Glaive, Chaosic Infinity, Idol Singer As A Disguise, Stalker with a Crush
  • Domains: Glasses, "Magical" Girls, Stalkers
  • Herald: Mega Neptune Mk. II (her Robot Buddy)
  • Allies: Naka, Ryoubi, Ritsuko Akizuki of 765 Pro, Carly Nagisa, Natsuru Senou, Sho Marufuji/Syrus Truesdale, Kimmy Howell
  • Enemies: Courtney Gears, anyone who would diss on glasses
  • Loony Fan torwards: Souji Mitsuka/Tail Red (might be allies)
  • A young alien girl who has a sort of obsession on wearing glasses. So obsessive that after observing that the "glasses attribute" was starting to drop due of less and less people started to wear glasses, she decided to join with Ultimaguils in order to spread and reserve it so that the Ultimaguils themselves wouldn't make it extinct. Yeah, we know.
    • Because of her rather loose reason to be evil, she was sort of laughed out of the GUAE, which she didn't care about. Since she's the Goddess of Glasses now, she doesn't need their help. And that she might become good in the future helps her abandonment.
  • It is best to never claim that someone looks better without glasses around her. She is not a slouch of a fighter with her Darkness Glaive and Whip, which she can swing inhumanly fast. And if she wants to get rid of someone, she can use Chaosic Infinity to trap them in a subspace which plays out their greatest desires. Only a strong will is able to break out of it, and only if they can see through the illusion.
  • She once looked at Homura Akemi during her school days. She says that maybe if her was longer, she would have pulled off a "brained twintails" look. And not had killed off Kerberus Guildy for wanting her to braid her hair.
  • She has a Transforming Mecha servant called Mega Neptune Mk.II (or Mega Ne as she calls her). She usually tries to tell people that Acena is actually rather shy normally and would like to have some friends, usually leaving behind stuff like her email address so that people can stay in contact with her.
  • Is surprisingly good of an idol singer. However, besides what you might think, she does not intent to use it to brainwash people. She just wants to use it as a trendsetter. That is why she dislikes Courtney Gears for actually using music for brainwashing.
  • Is rather disappointed that there isn't a goddess who shares her voice who also wears glasses. Besides Rias Gremory but they have bit of a bad blood considering that she almost took away Souji's love for twintails by kissing him. Though Acena says that she wasn't intending that to happen and was disappointed on Tail Red because of that until she got her crap together.
    • Though after some persuading, she got Ryoubi to start wearing some glasses occasionally. Ryoubi doesn't mind Acena (her breasts are small enough for her).
  • Is a total fan girl for Carly Nagisa's glasses, especially because those glasses were a key from saving the entire world from the wrath of the Dark Signers. Carly is a little weirded out by this though.
  • Kimmy Howell was originally seen wearing glasses but she seems to have ditched them at some point before her confrontation with Travis Touchdown with no explained reason as to why. Acena thought that was a shame, and is currently persuading her to wear them again. She really can only be seen wearing them when Acena's around but it's a start, anyways.

    Captain Commando 
Captain Commando, God of Always Wearing Sunglasses (Mars Carlisle)
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  • Intermediate God
  • Symbol: A badge with "Captain Commando" engraved on it
  • Theme Songs: Stage 1 (City), his Marvel vs. Capcom theme
  • Alignment: Lawful Good
  • Portfolio: The First CAPCOM icon, Beat 'em Up, The Captain
  • Domains: Heroes, Future, Abandoned Icons,
  • Heralds: The Commando Team (Mack the Knife/Janetty, Ginzu/Sho Takegami, Baby Head/Hoover J. Estefan) and Aya Maverick
  • Allies: Megaman, Ryu, Strider Hiryu, Guy, Mike Haggar, Cody Travers, Reiji Arisu & Xiaomu, Bruce Wayne/Batman, Tony Stark/Iron Man, Steve Rogers/Captain America, Crash Bandicoot, Spyro the Dragon, Lara Croft, Captain Falcon, Axel Stone, Blaze Fielding and Adam Hunter, Geo Stelar
  • Enemies: Dr. Wily, M. Bison, Mr. X, Ridley, The Eliksni
  • Captain Commando is the leader of the Commando Team, a group dedicated to combat crime and stop evildoers. In a futuristic world threatened by an Evil Overlord named Scumocide (Or Genocide depending the region), the Commando Team would battle the organization and best Scumocide and his lackeys, saving the world in the process. Years later, the good Captain himself would be chosen for godhood, though only because of his peculiar use of sunglasses even at night.
  • The Captain announced his presence after foiling an attempt by several agents of the Grand United Alliance of Evil to destroy the House of Heroism, most people having no idea who the Captain even was. Commando then was ascended properly and he is usually seen patrolling the Pantheon halls accompanied by Jennety/Mack, Ginzu/Sho and Baby Head/Hoover.
  • Captain Commando is no strangers to world-ending threats and once teamed up with several heroes from both the Marvel and Capcom universes in numerous occassions. He's made friends with fellow heroic captain Steve Rogers, also known as Captain America and later got to meet Tony Stark in the fight against Abyss. Many wonder after Onslaught's dissapearance if Captain Commando was the one that took him down.
  • Naturally close with the heroes of Metro City as both them and the Commando Team share a lot in common and the Captain would gladly help them against the Mad Gear if they ever rise again. Some believe that the Captain hails from a futuristic Metro City, one which somehow still has Haggar as the mayor (or a descendant of him judging from the uncanny similarity).
  • During one of the usual routine patrols by the Commando Team, they ended up coming accross some goons that apparently belonged to the Syndicate run by notorious crimelord Mr. X. One swift beatdown later, the Commando Team joined forces with one of Mr. X's worst enemies, Axel Stone, Adam Hunter and Blaze Fielding and stormed his temple in order to arrest him. Since then, Captain Commando occasionally visits the trio and hangs out with them from time to time.
  • Captain Commando has had a few run ins with mutants, robots and Mad Scientists and from his friend Megaman he has heard word of Dr. Wily and he is definitely up to no good. Commando and his teammates have been tracking Wily's movement and have warned him that he would face justice if he ever attempts something funny.
  • Speaking of tracking, his glasses are far more useful than simply aesthetic. As one could've guessed, his future world is as riddled with crime and terror as it is highly technologically advanced, and Captain Commando is very dedicated to stopping criminals and terrorists. The "Captain Goggles" are actually space scanners linked to a criminal database, allowing Commando to access existing criminal data on anyone he puts his eyes on, with clarity of vision enhanced for detection anywhere within 2 kilometers' distance. He can literally see any criminal just about over a mile away.
    • The God of Special Glasses would've had a contender were it not for how consistently Commando actually wears his glasses, allowing him to take on this different trope. As such, both the Captain and Geo Stelar are grateful for this, occasionally working together to protect their House.
  • A rather forgotten fact about Captain Commando is that he used to be the Mascot for Capcom before he was swiftly forgotten, though he still remains popular in a few circles. Popularity doesn't concern the Captain but he has made friends with those that have been in the same situation like Crash Bandicoot or Lara Croft.
  • You might have figured that the Captain hails from the future and that means he has faced a lot of alien criminals besides Scumocide. Word says that the overlord didn't perish after the Commando Team defeated him and that he contracted a few of the Pantheonic Space Pirates to crawl his way into the Pantheon and get his revenge on Captain Commando. Ridley paid a visit to the Commando Team but had to retreat after understimating them. The Eliksni being pretty desperate for any kind of treasure accepted the work given by Scumocide to try and destroy Captain Commando, with little success.
  • Captain Falcon once challenged Captain Commando to a duel to see who is the better fighter and the two fought to a standstill. Impressed, he invited Commando to participate in a race but the latter declined, preferring to focus on cleaning the Pantheon of crime.
  • He's noticed that over the years a lot of people have donned his costume like Charlie Nash and Chuck Greene. He is confused but amused that some people would try to replicate his image, even if his moves are mostly impossible to replicate.

    Relius Clover 
Relius Clover, God of Irisless Eye Masks of Mystery (Colonel Clover, The (Mad) Puppetteer, The One)
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  • Intermediate God (Lesser God after his wrecking defeat, though recovered after that)
  • Symbol: His mask, aside of his opera cape...all worn by Ignis on his Emblem
  • Theme Music: Plastic Night
  • Alignment: Neutral Evil, with shades of Lawful Evil
  • Portfolio: Badass Colonels, Utter Depravity, Love For Opera, Mad Scientist, Mask Power, Straw Nihilists, Attempts On Killing Own Son, Necromantic, Having A Secret Motive, Sadistic Tortures of Body and Mind, Sociopathy, Eviler expy of Gendo Ikari, Rape Subtext Both Comedic and Dramatic, Making Dog-kicking and -raping a hobby, Alchemy Is Magic, The One of the Ten Mages
  • Domain: Depravity, Fatherhood, Knowledge, Nihilism, Theater, Puppetry, Alchemy
  • Herald: Ignis Clover/Fluctus Redactum: Ignis (his wife).
  • Allies: Ghetsis Harmonia, Yuuki Terumi, Ragyo Kyruin, Wilhelm "Deathshead" Strasse, Kazuya Mishima, Gendo Ikari, Father Homunculus, Geese Howard, Shang Tsung, Kano, Tenjuro Banno, Arakune?
  • Enemies: Carl Clover (his son), Miki Aono of Fresh Pretty Cures, Guile, Archer, Frank Castle/Punisher, William "B.J." Blazkowicz, Colonel Roy Mustang, Mikoto Misaka, Nana, Mordred, Grey, Gaius, Albert Wesker, Nine the Phantom, Chrom
  • He separated houses from the house of Abusive Parents after finding his own calling and concentrating more on tracking Carl Clover. He really couldn't stand being slighted by him in the past...
  • Relius has been secretly on a project for building up some sort of 'Evil Family', that once created, will wreak havoc into the Pantheon.
  • Is also rumored that he plans to overthrow Darth Vader from his throne, as Relius was severely disappointed that Vader did not go on his plan to kill off Luke Skywalker... Relius would kill him if he's put on Vader's shoes. He still likes the Imperial March, though.
  • He had no high opinion on his replacement, Ghetsis. No, not because of his horrific torture of N (Relius would approve). But because Ghetsis sought PERFECTION, and Relius believed that only he can attain it.
    • Miki Aono despises him as he's staining the efforts to be positive and perfect at the same time with his over the top depravity. It's still a wonder why Relius suddenly didn't declare Miki to be his potential experiment subject, perhaps he just finds fighting the armada of Pretty Cure troublesome for him.
      • Is also good friends with Albert Wesker, another fellow Mad Scientist who seeks perfection and had abandoned his own son.
  • His theme, created after deification, has been described as more of a turn-on than Terumi's theme. May or not be in the process of becoming a separate deity altogether.
  • As he has competed with Terumi in the depravity department in his respective franchise, Relius is one of the vilest deities in the Pantheon, and he is definitely the vilest parent ever. Those such as Frank Castle, Kenshiro, Ryuko Matoi and William Blazkowicz are all itching to grind him into hamburger for the things he has done.
  • He once again managed to make his move to reshape the Pantheon, once again coaxing Litchi into his side and even yanked his son Carl out of Alice Margatroid's house, facing against Bang Shishigami, and not just him, also Jin Kazama and anti-parental abuse group and also Valkenhayn R. Hellsing, Jade Curtiss, Miki Aono and Johann Faust. This brawl, however, turned against him when he was backstabbed by Revolver Ocelot and Albert Wesker, depowering him greatly, and even Carl and Litchi didn't even lift a finger to help him note . With his movement crumbling to pieces, Relius fell into a massive Villainous BSoD and after beaten to near death by Valkenhayn, he was put under the mercy of both Carl and Litchi, until he 'fulfills' something.
  • The fact that he shares the same Japanese voice as Archer is what disturbs the Heroic Spirit so much.
  • He and Terumi were the ones to ascend Arakune as a way to try and get Ms.Litchi under thier thumb. Relius however saw some more potential in Arakune and managed to upgrade him to Intermediate-god levels and sent Arakune to do his bidding. However, most people have had a harder time finding Arakune around the pantheon. Most of the gods went to him questioning him on the whereabouts of Arakune. He simply said however that he has not seen Arakune in a while, especially after he was betrayed by Ocelot and Wesker and that he lost contact. Some people still suspect otherwise however.
  • Jedah Dohma has some interest in him, not only for sounding a kind but his plans for creating new wold would help Jedah's vision of such. He considers keeping Relius alive until he either gets his act together or until he is beyond saving.
  • The pantheon has just found out that he and Valkenhayn R. Hellsing used to work together in their younger years. Valkenhayn has refused to give any comments at the moment.
  • To everyone's surprise, Relius managed to break out from his containment and once again roamed free in the Pantheon, after learning from his mistakes before, it's less likely that he'll repeat his failures, though he saw no point in retrieving both Litchi and Arakune again. However, some say he has 'talked' with Carl and caused a jarring change in him. With this, the good people in the Pantheon once again resumed the 'manhunt' against him while the evil people that still trusted him in their evil ways welcomed him back, like usual. He does learn to not hang around with Wesker again.

    Tohka Todo 
Tohka Todo, Goddess of Taking Her Glasses Off When Serious (Raikiri)
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  • Intermediate Goddess
  • Symbol: Her Device, the Narukami
  • Theme Song: Another One
  • Alignment: Lawful Good
  • Portfolio: Student Council President, The Ace, Shock and Awe, Iaijutsu Practitioner, Bespectacled Cutie, Blind Without 'Em, Cute Clumsy Girl
  • Domains: School, Swords, Lightning, Glasses
  • Heralds: the Hagun Academy Student Council (Utakata Misogi, Ikazuchi Saijou, Kanata Totokubara and Renren Tomaru)
  • Allies: Ikki Kurogane, Stella Vermillion (both are also Friendly Rivals), Haruka Kotoura, Fate, Cole McGrath, Pikachu, Yuri Tsukikage/Cure Moonlight, Satellizer El Bridget, Chiffon Fairchild, Mitsuru Kirijo, Yayoi Kise/Cure Peace, Mikoto Misaka, Erza Scarlet, Xenovia Quarta, Elizabeth Maybly, Tomoyo Sakagami
  • Rivals: Jetstream Sam, Raiden, Sasuke Uchiha
  • Odd Friendship: Ika Musume, Murakumo, Ami Mizuno, King II
  • Enemies: Basco, anyone else who harms children, Azula
  • She ascended after hearing how two of her rivals had ascended and heard how their plenty of strong opponents there. Of course she to find a title to ascended and it wasn't easy but managed to find a way in.
  • Of course many gods are intrigued after hearing about her exploits from Ikki and Stella how she curb stomped his formidable little sister and forced him to go passed his limits in order to defeat her.
  • She does have terrible eyesight. Her opponents are often rather confused as to how she is suddenly able to fight better. It has been revealed she has a Disability Superpower: her reverse sight allows her to essentially read the minds of her opponents.
  • Of course, many gods wonder how a skilled swordswoman such as herself is utterly clumsy outside battle, especially given the fact that she has such horrible eyesight without her glasses. By now, too, most of the pantheon has probably seen her panties due to her clumsiness, much to her embarrassment.
  • She befriended Satellizer and Cure Moonlight as they too tend to take their glasses off when serious. She also likes sparring with her fellow swordswoman Satellizer.
  • She also befriended other gods who uses electricity like Fate, Mikoto and Cole. She notes that her high bioelectricity content prevent her from using electric appliances. As Cole can attest to. It's noted that she should proceed with caution when strolling through the house of technology.
    • She also befriended electric type pokemon and is one of the few Humans in the pantheon who can understand them via Reverse sight.
    • She is most likely immune to mental attacks thanks to said bioelectricity.
  • Her signature technique, the Raikiri is very powerful attack and is one of the fastest attack in the pantheon as it harnesses the speed of Iaijutsu combined enhanced with power of electromagnetism. As such gods such as Jetstream Sam would challenge her to a Single-Stroke Battle. Not to be confused with Kakashi's Raikiri.
  • She also enjoy spending time with orphan as she was raised in an orphanage after her parents died.
  • She has also formed alliances with other Student Council Presidents. She also likes how some of them are also skilled swordswomen.
  • Haruka, and Yayoi/Cure Peace look up to her as she is powerful and kind also because they sound the very similar also the three of them are rather clumsy. She also formed a friendship with Ika Musume, Murakumo and Ami Mizuno for the similar reasons. minus the big sister thing.

Lesser Gods

    Date Masamune 
Date Masamune, God of Eyepatches (One Eyed Dragon, Oushuu's Number One, Azure Dragon)
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  • Lesser God
  • Symbol: His crescent helmet and eye patch with the background of the Date clan crest
  • Theme Songs: Ready to Party (vocal version by Psychic Lover), JAP by Abingdon Boys School when he gets serious
  • Alignment: Chaotic Neutral
  • Portfolio: Samurais, Sengoku Jidai Heroes, Coolness, Gratuitous English, Eyepatches of Power, Six Sword Wielding, Electric Power, Not So Jerky, Fight Seekers, Cool Helmets
  • Domains: War, Chaos, Army
  • Followers: Shokudaikiri Mitsutada
  • Herald: Katakura Kojuro
  • Allies:
  • Friendly Rivals With: Sanada Yukimura
  • Enemies: Demon Oda Nobunaga, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, Otani Yoshigutsu, Ishida Mitsunari, Orochi
  • Formerly the God of Heroes Upgraded From History, until the opening of the Personal Appearance house. He left his old house in the hands of Lancelot.
  • Constantly visits the War Pantheon seeking for a good fight and inviting people to "LET'S PARTY! YAH-HA!"
  • Has made it his mission to meet his counterpart from another world and give him a spanking for being such an ass-kisser. "No man who calls himself Date Masamune should EVER bow his head to a snake like Orochi!"
    • But then, another Orochi came knocking on his temple door and tried to repeat what that happened to Masamune's counterpart. Masamune remained defiant and put up one hell of a fight, impressing and driving Orochi away from his temple, to make his point that THIS is how Date Masamune should act.
    • However, as of late, Masamune seemed to be at peace with his counterpart. It started with a dream where they fought as usual, but then, this so-called 'demon-worshipper' revealed that the Orochi he befriended wasn't all that bad and once his destructive power was separated to destroy the land, he united with the other warlords to stop it for the sake of all of humanity. The fact that he was also somewhat brainwashed didn't help matters either.
      • It also helps that both of their right eyes, both Kojuros, supported that claim. With that, Masamune promised to take it cool. Not to mention, the six-katana Masamune finds it amusing he shares a voice with both Xiahou Dun and Dian Wei from the same world. He's also started trying to encourage his dual-pistol plus saber-wielding counterpart to scream out his Engrish catchphrases, feeling it would sound great given how extra hot-blooded he sounds with his even-hammier voice...though he is a bit jealous that his alternate version actually put some guns on, since the six-katana version just can't seem to get around to adding firearms to his arsenal.
      • That, and he's thinking about adding the gun + saber-version's theme songs to his collection, due to their notable vocals. As they both yell out in the distance with all their heart: "IMBECILES!" Of course, this may require merging their minds, as their rival — Sanada Yukimura — has done with his SW counterpart.
  • The rise of Ishida Mitsunari has rekindled his one mistake: that he once took Mitsunari lightly, and was curb-stomped brutally for his hubris. Masamune has been plotting for vengeance these days...
    • The rise of Sanada Yukimura, on the other hand, is met with a great joy. "Finally can PARTY with him again!" Though he feels a bit awkward in that he needs to have better manners around Yukimura's more civilized counterpart.
    • He's also been pretty surprised about the more civil counterparts of all the fellow Sengoku figures he knows and has fought with, though he frankly finds much more endearment with that world's Maeda Keiji of all people.
  • He says he's honored that numerous heroes across the Final Fantasy and Chrono Trigger universes have taken up swords with his name in the fight against evil, but he still doesn't know how the hell Sephiroth got his hands on one, insisting he must have picked up a Muramasa by mistake. Learning that Sephiroth wasn't always that bad mollified him a little, though.
    • It's been subverted with the latter in that he feels upset due to learning that the actual name for one of the Masamune swords is actually "Grandleon", but he still finds the name fascinating regardless.
  • In another universe, a Youkai bearing his name exists. His natural reaction was, understandably: "What the hell is this...?"
  • Of late, his realm has come under assault by another badass man with an Eyepatch of Power: Nick Fury.
  • Was surprised to hear that a girl called Homura was able to mimic his signature six-sword wielding technique. He does think she should try to fight with just one of her swords on occasion, too. This does take account the single sword she uses in Crimson Homura mode, due of that specific sword having magical properties. After she ascended, they have been sparring with each other.

    Geo Stelar 
Geo Stelar, God of Special Glasses ((Star Force) Mega Man/(Shooting Star) Rockman, Subaru Hoshikawa)
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Star Force Mega Man 

    Hugo Strange 
Professor Hugo Strange, God of Sinisterly-Shining Glasses (Victor Absnos, Doctor Todhunter)
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  • Lesser God
  • Symbol: His eye-obscuring glasses
  • Theme Song: His theme from Gotham
  • Alignment: Neutral Evil
  • Portfolio: Mad Scientist, Doctor And Psychiatrist, Freudian Couch, Scary Shiny Glasses That Reflect His Lack Of A Soul, Used Fear Gas Before Crane Was Doing It, Mind Rape, Paranoia Gambit, Believes Bruce Is Motivated By A Power Fantasy Because That's Why He Wants To Be Batman, Arch-Enemy In The Early Days, Straw Nihilist, The Social Darwinist, Obsessed With Batman, The Chessmaster, Diabolical Mastermind, Depicted As One Of Batman's Worse And/Or Cunning Rogues Depending on the Writer, Awesome by Analysis
  • Domains: Evil, Psychology, Fear, Analysis, Ego
  • Heralds: His mutated brutes, the Monster Men
  • Interested in: Homelander, Black Noir, Nemesis, Michael Myers
  • Allies: Dr Angus Bumby, Syndrome, Relius Clover
  • Working relationship with: Other Batman rogues like Jervis Tetch/Mad Hatter, Two-Face, and Dr Jonathan Crane/Scarecrow, the nastier members of the Hall of Organized Crime
  • On good terms with: Nurse Ratchet
  • Headbutting Villains with: Jasper Batt Jr, Hal Stewart/Titan
  • Enemies: Bruce Wayne/Batman (obsessed with on his end), Dick Grayson, Tim Drake, James Gordon, Walter Kovacs/Rorschach, Bob Parr/Mr Incredible (and to a lesser extent the rest of his family), Sherlock Holmes, The Phantom Thieves of Heart, Sigmund Freud, Fraiser Crane, Alice Liddell, Mark Grayson/Invincible, Asuka Langely Soryu/Shikinami
  • Opposed by: Stephen Strange
  • Dreads: The Batman That Laughs
  • Wary of: Kefka Palazzo
  • Professor Hugo Strange is one of Batman's oldest foes, predating even the Joker. A scientist and psychiatrist obsessed with Batman, he is one of few villains to have deduced his identity as Bruce Wayne. His ultimate dream (and one born of a power fantasy) is to be Batman and he will go to whatever extreme to accomplish that. Among his sins are developing fear gas before the Scarecrownote , mutating and brainwashing goons for crime, and being an overall calculating, manipulative sociopath. Though a bodybuilder, his greatest strength has always been his mind.
  • Hugo Strange had over time become one of the more obscure Batman rogues, though he's far from a D-Lister. The Joker himself doesn't think much of him, boasting that the reason he displaced Batman as his Arch-Enemy is because he has style and Strange isn't all that interesting. The psychologist doesn't pay his insults any mind. Hugo Strange has remained the same cerebral villain throughout continuities, but his obsession with Batman and perception that he is a Worthy Opponent has never changed. Of course being Batman, Bruce doesn't reciprocate this feeling and treats him as the vicious man he is.
    • Originally, Hugo Strange was a criminal scientist who uses a stolen "concentrated lightning" machine to generate a dense fog, allowing him to rob banks unseen. He deduced Batman's identity simply by taking off his cowl. Post-Crisis, he was revamped into the psychologist people know him as today. Strange was abandoned as a child and raised in state houses, but in spite of his poor upbringing he managed to be a self-made man and a skilled psychologist. He has ties to the mob. Hugo Strange is usually depicted as a bodybuilder but this is mainly for show; for true muscular help he will use his Monster Men. They're people he kidnapped, experimented on and mutated into giant monstrous humanoids.
    • One of his more recent outings saw him as head of Arkham City. His plans of exterminating the residents and killing every criminal in Gotham no matter how minor their crimes were obviously despicable, though his analysis of the Batman rogues were on point. That said, he is not above working with Batman rogues in other canons; in the Gotham Underground storyline he teamed up with Mad Hatter, Doctor Death, and Two-Face. Personally he's somewhat cordial with Jonathan Crane as he notices their similarities, being villainous psychologists who utilize fear gas and other chemicals.
  • Hugo Strange used to have the position as Dr Angus Bumby's high priest before he managed to ascend for the trope of Scary Shiny Glasses, what with his glasses tending to obscure his eyes and light up or reflect his surroundings. Professor Strange definitely fits the trope of Psycho Psychologist. Non-evil psychologists are appalled by the fact that a sociopath like Hugo Strange managed to get the qualifications, and the fact he is legitimately skilled at his job but uses it for evil instead infuriates him. Opposing him is one of the main reasons why Sigmund Freud has sided with Batman. Though sex trafficking is something Strange isn't guilty of unlike Bumby, he is more than familiar with breaking people down and turning them into slaves; just as his Monster Men. Alice was naturally horrified and disgusted at the fact they have "collaborated".
  • The Phantom Thieves of Heart are naturally repulsed that someone so evil has managed to become a member of an institution meant to understand and help people. Hugo Strange was at first interested in them, noting his own use of brainwashing, and their ability to explore the psyches of others. However he is also fearful that they will try to steal his heart, as his immense pride would see this as a Fate Worse than Death. Hugo Strange is a man who was tortured and brutally beaten almost to death, and still refused to cow to demands to reveal the Batman's identity after all. That said he still finds their conviction satisfying along with their abilities, so there's a little bit of one-sided Villain Respect.
  • One of the major differences between him and Scarecrow is that the latter is Ax-Crazy, and the former is mostly sane if you ignore his obsession and flagrant Lack of Empathy. A chemical genius and geneticist, he has regular connections with the House of Science. He is one of few scientists capable of stomaching Professor Hojo, though this isn't because they share the same motives. Strange is content with trying to become Batman and strive to become the ‹bermensch, but he considers Hojo's expertise of unethical experimentation profitable. He and Dr XXX are twisted scientists who Strange values in terms of their expertise. It's more of a meeting of the minds than a Villainous Friendship, however.
  • A few have compared and contrasted Hugo Strange with Nurse Ratchet. The two are ruthless and cruel figures in an occupation where such a trait is...undesirable as far as most people are concerned. She's a sadistic Battleaxe Nurse in charge of a mental asylum, that values order among her patients and hates unruliness. Professor Strange has mused over her comments that she believes Batman is insane, and admits she might have a point. The two enjoy having coffee together and talking about their outlooks on mental health and life, though they don't always agree on subjects; Nurse Ratchet finds some of his more heinous crimes worrying. Mark Grayson consider the two as bad as each other at the end of the day, and that Ratchet's distaste is more a conflict with her Lawful Evil and Hugo's Neutral Evil viewpoints. He still dislikes Strange more as he has had experience with a scientist who makes human-monsters before.
  • Much like the Joker, Hugo Strange is obsessed with Batman/Bruce Wayne. As mentioned, this is different from the game/sick joke of the Joker; Professor Strange sees his Arch-Enemy as an ‹bermensch and aspires to become him. Though he knows Bruce's backstory, he believes Batman is a power fantasy and not the desire for no-one to be harmed again due to crime that actually drives him. One would think a psychologist would be aware of Psychological Projection, but Hugo Strange is no ordinary psychologist. He even likes to dress up and act the part if he can. It's not that different a desire from Syndrome, who wanted to be a superhero for the glory and not why someone should actually be a superhero. The two make quite the team; Strange isn't one to fight actually superpowered foes, but with access to Syndrome's technology he's feeling more confidant about himself. Both are also, in a twisted way, massive fans of their nemesis.
  • Given his obsession with Batman, it shouldn't be surprising that he is intrigued by those that parallel Batman. Particularly if the are villainous as it helps convince him his "analysis" of Bruce's motives are correct. The hedonistic, often callous nature of the Seven "felt natural" to him; he has noted Homelander as someone who only keeps up the hero act so he can live off the love of the populacenote , and the direct Batman expy Black Noir as "if my respect of Batman was misplaced"...but only the comic version, who is a psychopathic gaslighter just for the sake of justifying his take on the "Tower of Babel" incident, and his TV version. He finds his TV version more intriguing. The Seven don't care what he thinks, however. Hugo Strange is also interested in Owlman, being Batman's Evil Counterpart from a Mirror Universe, but the Crime Syndicate isn't all that impressed by him.
  • Nemesis, another twisted Batman derivative and Joker parallel, caught Hugo Strange's attention, albeit in a morbid fascination...and a desire to manipulate him. He feels similarly about Michael Myers, who is inexplicably murderous and who's reasons for evil are only known to him. Strange plans to be a lot smarter about it than Dr Sartain, and he hopes to turn Myers into his servant. This is of course a bad idea, and he is at least aware enough of that he has it on the backburner of his plans. Nemesis laughs at Strange's Batman obsession and desire to know what drives him, musing "there's no point analyzing you second-rate psychiatrist; I'm rich and bored, and that's all the motivation I need!" Strange dryly mused "so you also are driven by a power fantasy?"
  • While Professor Strange is fascinated by Batman, which is reflected in his interactions with Batman expies, he is mostly neutral on both the Joker and those inspired by him. He did take notice on one, Kefka, though only from a distance. Why? He was someone driven insane by Magitek experiments, which reminds Hugo of how he has inflicted Mind Rape and/or mutation on his victims for his own purposes. Safe to say, there's a reason he doesn't try to be too experimental. Asuka, who has a bundle of psychological issues along with being a victim of Mind Rape, despises Hugo Strange for what he's done and the fact he does it all despite being in a job meant to help people.
  • Hugo Strange is curious as to what drives someone to use their power fantasy for good like Batman, or evil like Hal Stewart and Jasper Batt Jr...which only further proves he ascribes his own motives to the Bat. Strange considers the both of them to be particularly obnoxious, however he still wants to reach out to them not just out of help against shared enemies, but internally he feels validated over his belief on why Bruce is Batman. Jasper is an example of a young Bruce Wayne that went down the wrong path, and Hal Stewart is what happens when you give superhero powers to the wrong person. Hugo Strange naturally intends to exploit their ego and resources for his own purposes.
  • Before you ask, he is aware of a Doctor Strange in the House of Magic And Sorcery. They are from different fields with Strange being a surgeon, and also different moralities. Hugo knows he stands no chance against him so he intentionally avoids the wizard, who holds him in contempt for his wicked actions. One of the reasons why he's known as Professor Strange is to not be mistaken for the sorcerer. He was also made aware of the Batman That Laughs, a version of Batman driven to become a bigger, nastier force than the Joker. He'll admit that he's afraid of the menace, and even he was shocked a version of Bruce could become so deranged. And if any incarnation of Batman lives up to the power fantasy motive Hugo ascribes to him, it's definitely the Darkest Knight.

    Takuto and Shiki 
Takuto and Shiki, Divine Wearers of Aesthetic Goggles (The Savior)
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Takuto with Agumon (right) and Gabumon (left)
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Shiki with Biyomon (left) and Palmon (right)
  • Lesser Deities (their Digimon go up to Greater rank)
  • Symbol: Their goggles and Digivices
  • Theme Song: "Accentier"
  • Alignment: Neutral Good
  • Portfolio: Wearing goggles for no good reason besides being Digimon protagonists, Pink Girl, Blue Boy, Heroic Mimes, Purely Aesthetic Gender, SchrŲdinger's Player Character, Raising Sim
  • Domains: Mons, Rearing, The Internet, Nostalgia
  • Heralds: Their Digimon partners, Kouta Hirose, Himari Oofuchi, Luche, Mameo, Shoma Tsuzuki and their respective Digimon if they have one, Floatia's population, Takumi and Ami Aiba
  • Allies: Good and neutral Digimon deities, GUAG White Hats, Kirito and Asuna, Dr. Wright, The Villager, The Farmer, Tamagotchi
  • Enemies: Fatalis, Grand United Alliance of Machines, any computer viruses, evil computers and anti-digital or anti-organic fundamentalists
  • Trying to Mediate: The Yooks and the Zooks
  • Takuto and Shiki used to be very into Digimon when they were younger, even placing second in a Digimon-battling tournament which awarded them with special Digivices, but they fell off the wagon as they grew up and their adult responsibilities took center stage. One day they found the Digivices and were sucked inside, where they met their old partners WarGreymon and MetalGarurumon. Then a Machinedramon suddenly appeared and attacked them; WarGreymon and MetalGarurumon gave their lives to defeat it. Takuto and Shiki then wound up in a city called Floatia, and learned they could revive their partners by raising them all over again from DigiEggs. They learned from Jijimon about how lots of Machinedramon were rampaging in the Digital World and that Floatia had been devastated by the attacks. Takuto and Shiki got to work in restoring Floatia and uncovering the mystery behind the Machinedramon.
    • Soon they discovered that a virus called the Brain Hack (BH) Program was responsible for corrupting Digimon into violent Machinedramon. Worse, the Digital World's Enforcer, Omegamon Zwart, was also infected, preventing it from cleaning up hazards. An antivirus was developed at Floatia while Takuto and Shiki went on various adventures, recruiting Digimon to live in the city and help with their cause. In the end they were able to defeat the Enforcer and foil the plans of Analogman, the mastermind behind the whole thing, and the Digital World became peaceful once again.
  • Takuto/Shiki were summoned by Jijimon and Taomon, who informed them that there seemed to be an epidemic of a new BH Program and asked them to find and deal with the source, as the antivirus wasn't being effective for some reason. Takuto/Shiki discovered that while this new strain had the same symptoms of increased aggressiveness, it didn't cause the infected to evolve into Machinedramon. They eventually discovered the source was a tear in reality originating at the Palace of Thorns in the Ohguino Wastelands. After going in, Takuto and Shiki confronted each other for the first time. They thought it was a trap and nearly fought each other, but were interrupted by a voice, that of Norn Mikihara. She explained that the new illness' origin was a creature not natural to the Digital World that had used its privileged position as a god of the Pantheon to find its way there: the Elder Dragon Fatalis, who in its unending hatred was infecting Digimon with the Black Blight so they'd turn against the humans. Takuto and Shiki would have none of that and entered the Pantheon to defeat Fatalis, which wasn't difficult with four Mega Digimon between the two of them. Both of them elected to stick around to ensure no other threats entered their universe. After the Main House employed measures to clean up their universe of the remains of the Black Blight, they granted Takuto and Shiki godhood as a sort of apology. Their domain is Goggles Do Nothing, a cherished fashion statement among Digimon heroes.
    • Takuto and Shiki keep a watch on Fatalis to this day in order to promptly deal with any more Black Blight outbreaks. Seeing how similar the Blight is to the BH Program and how it can turn mons against their partners makes the problem a fairly personal one to the two Tamers.
  • Takuto and Shiki may not have started off in the best foot, but once it became clear to them that they were simply each other's alternate universe, opposite-sex counterpart with few to no differences between them, they bonded very easily and turned out to have great teamwork. They even have a dynamic suspiciously similar to that of twin siblings (much to Himari's relief).
  • Their temple is all of Floatia. It's necessary because most of the facilities in there are needed for their Digimon partners to have a long lifespan and good quality of life. Takuto, Shiki and their Digimon don't really have their own house and crash either at the gym or Jijimon's place more often than not (though literally anywhere will do, but it's not ideal). As the name implies, Floatia is a floating city high up in the sky, which gives it a defensive advantage against many threats; the way to access it is through a phone booth on the ground.
    • With Floatia in the Pantheon, any Pantheonic Digimon who dies is now retrieved from the city as a DigiEgg. The stat grinding that goes into raising a Digimon annoys most deities, but Takuto and Shiki argue that it's good for the mons as each succeeding generation becomes stronger than the last. The Pantheonic Digimon do not have limited lifespans like the ones in Takuto and Shiki's world do, but with the Pantheon being a Death World, there is always the danger of them getting killed. Such an event is very rare, however.
  • Besides the Digimon who maintain Floatia, their Heralds consist of Kouta and Himari, two humans who, like Takuto and Shiki, were suddenly pulled into the Digital World; they became their closest allies. Their Digimon are a Dukemon and a Holydramon, respectively. Shoma Tsuzuki is the one who beat Takuto and Shiki in the Digimon tournament, but he had cheated and that cost him his Digimon, and his guilt led to him becoming corrupted and helping the Machinedramon plague along by spreading the BH Program. In the end he was beaten out of it by Takuto and Shiki and became a friend. His Digimon is an Omegamon Alter-B. Then there is Luche, a human-shaped digital lifeform who was an unintentional catalyst of the BH Program, and Mameo, who had gone on his own adventure years ago and went into the Digital World again to stop the crisis and help Shoma snap out of it. They were all fairly confused that upon entering the Pantheon, they could remember two versions of what happened: one with Takuto and one with Shiki. But after the whole incident with Fatalis and realizing the Pantheon houses many more threats that could put their universe in danger, it was easy for them to decide that another Tamer capable of having two partners at once was a very welcome addition indeed.
  • Once they were firmly established in the Pantheon, they were visited again by Norn, who properly introduced herself, told them of her ideals of human/Digimon co-existence and that she hoped she could count on their unique insight in the matter. From there Norn pointed them to the other Tamers and Digimon in the Pantheon, who the two met in their own time. Most of them have the same basic goals when it comes to Digimon and the Digital World, so there's not much to be said there. More than anything, the Digidestined were astonished at how much effort and care Takuto and Shiki pour into their Digimon and it's made some of them embarrassed at how hands-off they can be with their partners. As for the Digimon not associated with the Digidestined, Takuto and Shiki will sometimes ask for friendly matches for the purpose of grinding up their Digimon's stats.
  • As with most deities associated with Digimon (or anything computer-related), they regularly help out the GUAG's White Hats in clearing up some hazard that could threaten the Digital World. Among the members of that group they've become good friends with Kirito and Asuna, who were trapped in a computer-generated world themselves and became famous for their power, much like the two Tamers after ridding the Digital World of the BH Program. Likewise, and despite being coerced into their first adventures, they went back of their own free will both to enjoy themselves and to take down any other evildoers. Takuto and Shiki are understandably freaked out at the idea of their brains getting microwaved if they failed their mission, though they think it's amazing how Kirito and Asuna were skilled enough to face giant, powerful monsters all on their own.
  • When the GUAM learned about the BH Program crisis and that it was caused by a human, Analogman, who believed that humans ought to enslave Digimon, they pounced on the whole thing as an argument that proved their belief that humans were evil and destructive, and should be either eradicated or made subservient to machines. Obviously Takuto, Shiki and their friends, human and Digimon, strongly disagree and tried to explain Analogman is a special case of an insane and overly ambitious human, while Tamers such as themselves only wanted to live with Digimon. Even Shoma was driven to extremes only because he regretted what he did to his partner, and he repented. Of course the GUAM doesn't have a good opinion of Tamers to begin with, so this all fell on deaf ears.
  • One particular incident involving the GUAM had them threatening the Tamagotchi into joining their cause, pointing out the many times one of them had died at a human's hands, so they were morally obliged to join. Takuto and Shiki intervened and defended the peaceful Tamagotchi, plus accused the GUAM of hypocrisy in oppressing their own. After that the Tamagotchi admired the powerful Digimon that had been raised by the two Tamers with love and care and gave them their blessing to keep at it. Takuto and Shiki could more or less be considered the Tamagotchi's guardians.
  • Takuto and Shiki have other responsibilities besides protecting the harmony and integrity of the Digital World by having their Digimon beat up whatever megalomaniac shows up. They also have a hand in building up Floatia into a proper city by collecting enough materials for construction, be they liquid, metal, stone or wood. Since contacting with the Pantheon, it seems as if Floatia might need a ton of other upgrades to keep up with the mounting danger. The case interested Dr. Wright who, as the reigning deity of Construction and Management Games, has an interest in making Floatia as safe as possible; to this end he uses his expertise in town management to advise Takuto and Shiki in making Floatia the best city possible.
  • A boy only known as the Villager, who's friends with Dr. Wright, also stopped by Floatia one day out of curiosity. Takuto and Shiki decided to give him a tour, and Villager found that the two humans living harmoniously alongside Digimon was not dissimilar from his own lifestyle, even if the Digimon are far more intimidating than his animal friends. He was more weirded out that Takuto and Shiki don't have their own house and tended to crash at Jijimon's, and so he keeps badgering them to build one. Takuto and Shiki think that wouldn't be so bad for some privacy, but also think upgrading the rest of Floatia comes first.
  • They also drew the attention of the Farmer when he heard that Floatia has a farm that grows many odd things, including meat, for the Digimon's sustenance (Takuto and Shiki actually don't require eating so long as they are digitized). After paying a visit and seeing that Takuto and Shiki tended to it every day, he liked what he saw enough to offer to study ways to cut down the time needed for growing produce. Takuto and Shiki are grateful to him for this.
  • One time they stopped a war between meat- and veggie-lovers who were fighting over whose preferred food was the superior one. They thought it was pretty dumb, especially considering both meat and veggies grow from the ground in the Digital World, so meat doesn't raise ethical concerns. Even with this precedent they didn't expect the Yooks and the Zooks fighting over which side of the bread should be buttered. Refusing to have a war break out over something so inane (though they recognize it's Serious Business to the factions), Takuto and Shiki are trying to mediate between the two peoples, using the example of the meat- and veggie-lovers in their world who eventually became at peace with each other. The Yooks and Zooks don't seem to think the two situations are comparable, for some reason.

Demigods

    Carly Nagisa 
Carly Nagisa, Goddess of Nerd Glasses (Carly Carmine, D-Carly)
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Dark Signer 

    Guzma 
"Wanna see what destruction looks like? Here it is in human form—it's your boy, Guzma!"

Guzma, The God with Cool Shades (Team Skull Boss Guzma, Ya Boy Guzma, Boss, Pokémon Trainer Guzma)

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  • Demigod
  • Symbol: His crooked shades
  • Theme Songs: Guzma's Theme, Battle! (Team Skull Boss)
  • Alignment: Claims to be Chaotic Evil, though really Chaotic Neutral; now True Neutral
  • Portfolio: Being the most powerful person in Team Skull, who also happens to be the boss, Boasting all the time, Really powerful for being so hammy, His Bug-Type Pokémon, Bling of War, "It's ya boy, Guzma!", Cool Shades, Creepy Shadowed Undereyes, Not being the true boss, Evil Is Hammy, It's All About Me, Large and in Charge, Being a villain that helps people, Crouching all the time, Reformed, but Not Tamed
  • Domains: Bling, Gangs, Rebellion, Bug-Types
  • Party Pokémon: Golisopod, Ariados, Masquerain, Pinsir, Scizor, Vikavolt
    • Battle Tree only: Honchkrow, Tocicroak, Liepard, Bisharp, Toxapex
    • Masters: Buzzwole
  • Heralds: Plumeria, Team Skull's grunts
  • Allies: His Pokémon and Bug-Type Pokémon, such as Pinsir, Bisharp, and Scizor, N, The Team Rocket Trio, Junkrat, BROKEN Matt Hardy and Jeff "Brother Nero" Hardy, Tomoko Nozama (Kamen Rider Club
  • Enemies: Ash Ketchum, Hunter J, Giovanni, The Mob, Ghetsis, Ragyo Kiryuin, Death the Kid
  • Rivals: Professor Kukui, Red
  • Fears: The Ultra Beasts
  • Conflicted Opinion: Rick Sanchez
  • Waltzed in one day, boasting about how strong of a Pokémon trainer he is. Nobody really took him seriously, so he just sort of hangs around the Pantheon now. He's often seen training his Pokémon or crouching somewhere.
  • Guzma is or was the leader of Team Skull, and despite his hammy nature, he's a surprisingly powerful Pokémon trainer, probably one of the strongest in Alola, possibly coming from his training to becoming a Captain. He often spends his time slacking, training his Pokémon, or battling trainers.
  • Overjoyed to see to of his favorite Pokémon, Pinsir, Bisharp, and Scizor have ascended as well. Though he was disappointed to see that Golisopod hasn't been ascended, he nonetheless took the two under his wing. He can often be seen training or playing with them.
    • He's pretty happy to see the wide variety of Bug-types in the House of Insects as well. He often visits to play with the Pokémon or battle them.
    • Thinks Mothra Leo is the coolest thing ever, being a Bug-Type lover and all. Half the time he visits the House of Insects in just to see Mothra in person. There's actually a rumor going around that he's attempting to capture Mothra. Whenever someone brings it up to him, he sort of brushes them off unconvincingly.
  • Can sympathize with N for having abusive parents and being able to stand up to them. They battle each other and hang out from time to time. On the flip side, Guzma absolutely hates Ghetsis for his treatment of his son.
  • He can often be seen hanging out with Jessie, James, and Meowth. He likes how they became members of Team Rocket to better themselves, much like how Guzma founded Team Skull to better himself and terrible trainers. But, despite having stolen Pokémon himself, he refuses to help them steal Pokémon, saying how he's past that now.
  • Enjoys hanging out with Junkrat for his explosive personality and their similar appearances. Guzma hangs out with Junkrat mostly to see what he can blow up. They've blown up microwaves, cars, you name it, mostly because it's cool.
  • Pretty annoyed at Red for managing to kick his ass every time they battle. Nonetheless, he still respects him for managing to become such a powerful trainer. he still battles him from time to time to see if he can beat him.
  • Thinks Ash Ketchum is a brat. Ash dislikes Guzma for his past in Pokémon stealing, though he does have a little respect for him stopping the whole operation. Nonetheless, they still battle each other when ever they get the chance, and so far they've been equally matched.
  • Giovanni doesn't like him, as they're pretty much opposites. Guzma is laid back and arrogant while Giovanni is more serious and practical. It doesn't help that they're pretty much evenly matched. They often battle each other whenever they cross paths.
  • Tends to stay away from The Mob. He finds it really weird and just walks the other direction whenever he sees it. It doesn't help that, somehow, The Mob managed to beat him several times before.
  • Hates Ragyo Kiryuin for being such a terrible mother, though Kiryuin doesn't really care much about what he thinks. He tends to avoid her out of disgust and fear.
    • On the other hand, he can often be seen hanging out with Ryuko Matoi, since they're both delinquents, though he does find Mako Mankanshoku a bit annoying.
  • Death the Kid avoids him whenever he catches sight of him. Guzma is shabby, unruly, and wears those crooked shades from time to time. Death the Kid, being the perfectionist that he is, tried to get him to dress nice, but Guzma was impossible to civilize. Sometimes he wears the crooked sunglasses to spite him.
  • Due to being Always Second Best, he sympathizes with Matt Hardy for being the elder brother who gets overshadowed by his younger brother. He finds BROKEN Matt to be a fun guy to be around, what with his weird ideas of "Deleting people", liking green beans, owning a dilapidated boat and an alcohol drinking drone, calling his rivals "Brother Nero", etc. BROKEN Matt has now given him the name "Guzma of Team Skull" as a result.
    • And better yet, after Guzma met with Jeff "Brother Nero" Hardy, he thinks it'll be fun if he "fades away and classifies himself as OBSOLETE!" Many gods don't know how to react to this friendship.
  • Surprisingly became besties with Tomoko Nozama, due to the fact that she felt like a loner and that she secretly loves insects as well. Guzma also got to meet Gentaro Kisaragi and sees that the kid's got a big heart despite his delinquent looks. Guzma has offered to let Tomoko play with his Bug-types whenever she visits.

    Jack (The House That Jack Built
Jack, The Bespecled Monstrosity (Mr. Sophistication)
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  • Demigod
  • Symbol: A house silhouette and his glasses
  • Theme Song: Fame by David Bowie
  • Alignment: Chaotic Evil
  • Portfolio: Serial Killer who Sees his Work as Art, Wears Glasses that Highlight his Evil, Often Associated with Red, The Sociopath, Solely Motivated by getting a kick out of his Victims's Suffering, Faux Affably Evil, Refuge in Audacity, Utterly Inhuman and Depraved, A Wholly Contemptible Figure, Creepy Stalker Van, Has an Extremely High Opinion about Himself, Has a Taste for Classical and Fine Art (Though not Enough to Impress Verge), Ultimately Falls into the Darkest Pit of Hell to be Eternally Damned
  • Domains: Evil, Artistry, Architecture, Depravity, Damnation
  • Allies: Ryuunosuke Uryuu, Jonathan Crane/Scarecrow, Victor Zsasz, Doctor Facillier
  • Working Relationship With: James Moriarty, Johan Liebertnote 
  • Rivals: The Joker, Patrick Bateman, Paul, Peter
  • Enemies: Dexter Morgan, Will Graham, Clarice Starling (and by extension, members of the Trope Pantheon Police Department), Scott Shelby, Harley Quinn, Hannibal Lecter, John Doe
  • Opposed By: Marianne, Héloïse, Ethan Mars, Netzach, Faust, David Bowie, John Lennon, Nearly Everyone in the Hall of Architecturenote 
  • Pitied By: Dante Alighierinote 
  • Respects: Alex DeLarge
  • Amused By: Judge Claude Frollo
  • Jack is what everybody would assume to be a normal man with an ordinary job. At an outward glance, he's an engineer who also aspires to be an architect but struggles to create a house that looks ideal to him, with multiple attempts failing to meet up with his expectations. That said, this "normal man" was actually abnormal; Jack moonlighted as a Serial Killer who took his time stalking, attacking, torturing, and killing other people for the hell of it, with all of his heinous acts intertwining with his efforts to construct a house over a number of years. His victims included all sorts of demographics from children, women, and men, whose bodies he has stored in an industrial freezer inside a factory, and he assumes to have accumulated a body count of 66 people. After years of trying, Jack is approached by Verge who recounts Jack's morbid and depraved acts via a structure similar to the Nine Circles of Hell before telling him that he never really made the house he desired. This causes Jack to go and retrieve the bodies of his victims that he stored in his freezer and use them to create a makeshift house. Upon entering the "house", Jack is led to Hell in the Ninth Circle where he reencounters Verge, who shows him that at the center is a massive hole with the cries and agonies of the underworld echoing from the said hole and that at the other side of the broken bridge that they're in is a stairway that's the way out of Hell. Despite being told by Verge that his sins are incalculable and that he's to be damned, Jack ignores his words and tries to scale up a wall to reach the other side. He fails and Jack is left screaming as he falls into the depths of Hell.
  • While Jack was stated to have been damned for eternity, considering Verge did tell him that trying to cross the bridge would yield worse results, he actually did end up in the Hall of Otherness (or more specifically, the depths of the Hall of Demons) where not much has been said about him. Even then, most records stated that Jack has since been haunted by the spirits of the people he had murdered and that he was ravaged and tortured by demons. This was before Jack properly ascended into the Pantheon, which only happened after Melkor managed to learn about his tale and off-handedly bring him back from Hell, in addition to having Jack be a representative of malicious beings often seen with glasses. Oddly enough, Jack doesn't know the full context of how he got back and who even did so, but regardless, he was simply glad that he can do whatever he wants, though he had to learn about the Pantheon at first by going around locales and reading/watching news about any notable events. Melkor personally doesn't think much about Jack, though he snickered on the idea of bringing him out of Hell because he thought he would amuse himself by releasing a detestable murderer and narcissist into the public.
  • Not much is known of Jack's past, but that information seems to be irrelevant as he simply appears to be a simple engineer who works on vehicles as well as a budding architect who wants to build a house. The fact that he's a sadistic serial killer is not a public fact, though there are some detectives and officers who were able to identify his modus operandi and determine his ways of killing as well as connecting the disappearances of several missing people. The Pantheon is very different from 1980s Washington state, where Jack resided and he quickly freaked out on the fact that technology used to solve crime cases has increased on a massive scale and that Jack believes that his stroke of luck may be meeting its match. To that end, he's become very hyperfocused on details, wanting to make sure that any crimes he commits can be cleared in whatever way it takes, and makes a lot of effort to remove any and all incriminating evidence at any place he's in. Though Jack may have come back, his time in the Pantheon is going to be a lot harder than his past life, something that Jack acknowledged and hated thinking about.
  • Jack doesn't have many allies. Yes, there are some individuals who are just as malicious as him or share a similar profession as a killer, but the fact that Jack preferably aims to construct a household as well as keep his murders as discreet as possible makes him quite reclusive and reluctant on approaching others, not to mention his true nature isn't known by many. Ryuunosuke Uryuu was one of the few that managed to learn just what kind of man Jack is, prompting Uryuu to appreciate the dedication and effort Jack puts into his work as an architect and as a killer. He also found Jack's sadistic habits to be a joy to watch. Jack came to appreciate Uryuu's presence, however childish and annoying it could get, and while both are open to the idea of hunting and killing children, Jack is a bit more ambitious about his list of targets, to which Ryuunosuke concedes that maybe it's time he and Gilles de Ray come around to increasing the scope of their victims. That said, Jack does insist to Uryuu on making his kills as quick and clean as possible as his own sense of cleanliness adds to his paranoia in case evidence is left behind. Ryuunosuke personally has a problem with leaving bloody trails, but otherwise does his best to meet Jack's requirements.
  • While an alliance is a bit of a stretch, James Moriarty and Johan Liebert believed that Jack would be a good man in their slew of crimes and quickly figured out his secret career as a serial killer. The two criminal masterminds paid a visit to Jack on separate occasions and won his loyalty by offering Jack enough money and resources to allow him to build his house in whatever design and appearance he desires, though he would ultimately be under a contract with Moriarty and Liebert. Not that this is a problem as both men gave Jack a list of hits and potential victims to carry out, with deities under the Quasideity and Demideity rank being worth higher payment, and he is more than willing to capitalize on such chances. That said, Moriarty and Liebert see Jack as a means to their own ends, with Moriarty seeking to have Jack eliminate nuisances and small-time enemies to cover up his tracks whereas Liebert sees Jack as an extension of spreading further dissent and destruction towards others for the sake of malice, aware that Jack wouldn't mind the situation. Still, Moriarty does find Jack's narcissism to be a pain to hear whereas Liebert can stomach it just fine, though he's not above making a death thread or two in case he's ever annoyed.
  • He's a prime suspect in the eyes of Will Graham and Clarice Starling, who have since been Jack's main opponents regarding any police in the Pantheon. To his sheer dumb luck, there's not much evidence to link him to the crimes he's committed, and he declares that destiny has chosen him to carry out as much mayhem and massacre as he wants. That said, Jack doesn't dare go near the House of Law and Justice as his OCD tendencies really tend to kick in and he would start getting erratic about hiding evidence trying to sound convincingly innocent. As far as he knows Clarice and Will may have learned about Jack through Lecter, who himself finds Jack to be a pretentious nuisance, and Jack is pissed at the idea that a fellow killer would want him brought down just because he looked unimpressive. Even with Will and Clarice collecting small bits of evidence linking to Jack, he's still worried that they may catch up to him once enough has been piled up to implicate him. That, and Jack worries about the idea of more figures from the Trope Pantheon Police Department gunning down on him.
  • His time in Hell being tormented for eternity for his sins was observed by Dante Alighieri, who recounted the experience as shocking and ultimately pitiable, considering that while Jack was always going to be condemned, he at least would have been in the Seventh Circle and in the third ring, being pelted by flaming rain, but his decision to trying to escape Hell only condemned him into the Ninth Circle, though instead of being frozen, he was ravaged in all possible manners. Considering the torment he faced prior to Melkor plucking him out of his damnation, Jack doesn't remember the time Dante witnessed him in the Pantheon and Dante himself feels as if it's not worth telling Jack anything about the event, claiming that Jack is far too sinful a person to even stomach thinking about, let alone meet. Weirdly enough, Jack does appreciate the sort of brutality the Divine Comedy presents and feels somewhat enthralled by how the punished are tortured. Even so, his condemnation remains a sore spot for him to talk about and Jack would rather either delve into his interests or continue with his murders, even if he barely has anyone to contact.
  • Jack presents himself as a fan and admirer of vintage and classical art, which likely motivated his desire into becoming an architect. He's a fan of William Blake and cites his works often, but on a more twisted note, he sees his own murders as well as the heinous acts of some of history's worst world leaders and regimes, including Nazi Germany and Pol Pot as a form of high art. He's even stated this out loud to some people, though they take it as a joke, much to Jack's annoyance. To those who take it seriously, however, they see Jack not just as someone who is mentally deranged, but childish and pathetic in a sense. Hannibal Lecter was among those, believing Jack to be uncultured, wild, and obnoxious about how he sees his kills and actions, which Lecter saw as "amateurish". Jack didn't take the compliment well since then and dedicated a good amount of his time trying to prove his worth to Lecter, who couldn't care less about Jack and openly called him one of the most pretentious assholes he's had the displeasure of talking to.
    • Patrick Bateman was the one killer whose pretentiousness and narcissism could be the most equal to Jack's. When the two did meet each other, they actually ended up not being on good terms with one another. Both found each other to be boring and shallow, with Jack pointing out Patrick's lack of awareness in his level of knowledge whereas Patrick himself found Jack's OCD tendencies annoying. The only thing they could bond on was their sadistic enjoyment of killing and even then, Patrick declares that his murders were more "artistic", which only earned a scoff on Jack's part. Of course, both of them are woefully unaware of the fact that their criticisms reflect on them as well and neither of them is willing to admit that they might be more alike than they admit. The two have fought against each other, be it in petty casino matches or trying to kill each other. Humorously, Patrick tries to convince others that Jack is a serial killer, only for a very few to take his claims seriously, which reflects how Patrick wants to be recognized for his depravity while Jack seeks to be discreet. As it currently stands, neither likes the other all that much, despite their blatant similarities.
    • Being an admirer of art, Jack came to appreciate Marianne and Héloïse for their contribution of an artwork called the "Portrait of a Lady on Fire", thinking it's surreal and represents the idea of one losing one's mind and belonging in the world and a reminder of how fickle and fragile humans can be. Having become familiar enough with just what kind of man he is, Marianne and Héloïse are appalled by the fact that Jack likes their work and tries to put as much distance as they can from him. Unfortunately, Jack plans on killing the two women simply because they would be a good collection to his list of kills. That, and replicate Marianne and Héloïse's artwork, which Jack wonders would be really poetic. He's also earned the scorn of Netzach, an aspiring artist and the Patron Librarian of Art in The Library. Though a well-intentioned, but troublesome figure, he despises those who see the act of hurting others as "art". He can understand an obsessive desire for one's art and admits that he's had his darker moments, but Jack's "art" and his callous nature means Netz cannot maintain any civility toward him, and although he is reluctant to kill, he's also not hesitant on doing so if Jack ends up antagonizing him too much. On the other hand, Jack has since made efforts in trying to avoid contact with Netz, aware that he would stand a chance.
    • The Joker is a mass murderer who also likes his acts to have a theatrical feeling to him. Jack was impressed by what the Clown Prince of Crime had to offer, but the Joker was not as reciprocating, seeing Jack's work as rather boring and having too much reliance on gore and blood. He doesn't care too much about the fact that Jack is remorseless, but given that his crimes have a larger-than-life nature to them, Jack isn't really putting in much effort, especially when he's someone who "appreciates" art. Despite being miffed, Jack decided to hammer down on that point and find ways to make his murders more creative and "artistic". That said, he doesn't hang out with The Joker after learning that trying to interact with him, let alone working alongside him, is a suicidal act, considering the Clown Prince of Crime's insanely chaotic and unpredictable nature. Speaking of, Harley Quinn has nothing but disdain for Jack after hearing about his domestic abuse and murder of Jacqueline and is not hesitant on bashing his skull if they ever met. Luckily, Victor Zsasz is open to giving Jack some pointers and aid. Jack found Zsasz's tally marks on his body an interesting design choice in regards to reminding himself of his victims but personally would rather find something he claims to be more artistic. Still, he does appreciate Zsasz's company, so long as they don't end up opposing and trying to kill each other.
  • Among Jack's more heinous crimes are his sniping a mother and her two sons, George and Grumpy, under the guise of hunting as well as performing taxidermy of sorts on George's face. Considering the outrage against child murderers, Jack figured that many would be wanting to gun him dead because of it, and some, especially those from the Houses of Childhood and Adolescence and Family and Relatives, keep a good distance away from him. Ethan Mars, being a parent who struggled to save his son Shaun, detests the sort of person Jack is and, being an architect, is further disgusted by how he used their bodies to create something he would t consider a "house". Even Scott Shelby, the Origami Killer himself, hates Jack for being a vile monster as well as having nothing that he would want to see in an admirable father. Though Jack isn't a parent, he did pretend to act as a mentor figure to George and Grumpy during his hunting game, and that's enough for Scott to condemn Jack, who personally finds it disappointing that Scott isn't appreciating what he sees as "art". The fact that Jack praises Scott's origami creations and the tasks he set up to find the ideal father further pisses the latter off.
  • Few can reach the levels of depravity that Jack does, with Judge Claude Frollo being one of them, though there's a difference in that Jack is largely an unknown figure whereas Frollo is well-known and, as a consequence, hated by the masses for his attempted genocide towards Gypsies and perverting his stance on the Church for his own self-serving ends. Despite Frollo's insistence that he's a holy man of God, Jack finds his proclamations to be hilarious, especially when he found out that Frollo died a similar demise as Jack did. An annoyed Frollo once went up to Jack, claiming that his actions were a perversion to life and that his "art" was an attack on God, only for Jack to point out that while, yes, he himself is a psychopath, he accepts that fact and doesn't wax himself as a man of God, just to further incent Frollo. While both of them are massive egomaniacs, the two don't get along, but Jack finds the hypocrisy and contrast of Frollo's actions and beliefs to be a source of comedy for him.
  • To those that don't know him, Jack's interest in architecture and his desire to build a house as well as showing some interest in poetry and art is a normal sign of interest. To those that do know him, he has a morbid, twisted, and shallow passion towards them. Jack likes to visit the Hall of Architecture, hoping to further inspire himself with creative designs and learn about design tools and tactics he could use for his newest house. He could barely manage to blend himself into normalcy, and reactions to his presence ranged from ambivalent to cautious, depending on how much they knew about Jack. The deities there are either repulsed by Jack's crimes once they get to learn about them, or are annoyed by the fact that he likes to talk big, but can't actually back his claims and talents up and he's a bore, something that angers Jack anytime he hears it. About the only deity there who doesn't mind Jack's presence is Jack Torrance, and that's more to do with his insanity and spending more time being guided to kill rather than any sign of friendship with the bespectacled Jack. He likes Torrance's violence and wishes to meet him someday, though their differing schedules make a potential meetup difficult for the two Jacks.
  • One of his favorite songs, as well as one that he sings to himself quite frequently is Fame by David Bowie. In part of being a fan of his music, Jack was even excited to learn that Bowie was in the Pantheon, though he was apathetic about the fact that he's shed his mortal coil around 30 years later. Bowie would have been content with Jack liking his discography until he found out that he was a depraved serial killer, after which Bowie promptly condemned Jack for his actions. John Lennon, the co-writer of the song, also followed suit and decided that Jack should stop associating himself with a song that they wrote together. Jack was upset about Bowie not returning any appreciation towards him whereas Lennon just pissed him off, with Jack voicing out Lennon's own vices. John spoke up that even with his issues, they're nothing compared to Jack's actions, not to mention Lennon is making an effort to be a better person when the same can't be said for Jack. Despite the fallout, Jack still listens to Fame. He likes the song and he'll keep listening to it, even if Bowie and Lennon don't want him to.
The old cathedrals often have sublime artworks hidden away in the darkest corners for only God to see. The same goes for murder.

    Mordecai Heller 
Mordecai Heller, God of Stoic Spectacles (Elijah Metzger, Mo'Cai)
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    Noah Bennet 
Noah Bennet, God of Spectacles (HRG, Mr. Butler, The Man With Horn Rimmed Glasses)
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  • Demigod
  • Symbol: His glasses
  • Alignment: True Neutral
  • Portfolio: Nerd Glasses, Anti Heroes, Papa Bears, Ensemble Darkhorses, Well Intentioned Extremists, Name Revelations A Long Time In Coming, Badass Normals
  • Domains: Protection, Family, Combat
  • High Priest: Harry Palmer
  • Allies: Claire Bennet (his adoptive daughter), Hiro Nakamura, Mohinder Suresh, Billy Cranston/Blue Ranger, Arthur Read, Gordon Freeman, Tohka Todo
  • Opposes: Dr. Sofia Lamb, Norman Osborn/Green Goblin, Amadeus Cho
  • Opposed by: Magneto
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: The Superhero Division
  • Ascended when deities commended his devotion to his job as well as keeping up in a world that had powerful abilities. That and he looks fine in specs.
  • His story ended in a Heroic Sacrifice, using his body as fuel for his mortal grandchildren to protect the earth from a deadly solar flare. Afterwards, he made a plea to ascend the two. The gods were not impressed, noting how poorly the new series has been received, not to mention the fact that it lasted only one season. This has been especially unfortunate for the ascended members, as none of them are allowed in their mortal bodies in that world anymore.
  • Many say he has an strikingly similar resemblance to Gordon Freeman, God of Crowbars. However, they initially didn't see eye to eye in the early run, when Noah's actions were a bit too similar to The G-Man for his liking. Noah did undergo some Character Development later in life, acting in a more benevolent way. That was enough for the two to get comfortable with each other.
  • Maintains a stable relationship with the other gods in his universe, He's especially protective of his daughter Claire, even though there has been no signs of Sylar appearing in the Pantheon just yet. At most, he got frightened when he saw young Spock.
  • There was a time when his wife Angela also had a spot in the Pantheon as the God of Evil Mothers. It wasn't a well-regarded position, but he accepted the rank. Eventually, she softened up her role... which led to her downfall. Feeling that she didn't fit the role anymore, Sofia Lamb staged a coup d'état, successfully kicking her out. Not even a long plea to the Court of the Gods could convince them to reverse the decision. He despises her to this day.
  • He has long since atoned for actively hunting down evolved humans. Still, the GUAG Superhero division remains skeptical of working together with the man, even when he reconciled with his daughter.
    • Not everyone has forgiven him so easily. Amadeus Cho has been one of his harshest critics, even as a mortal when he hacked into his computers. When Cho ascended, Noah tried to patch things up between the two. Cho promised to stop hacking, but he hasn't forgiven him and may never do so.
  • He did do his best to help out the Marvel heroes when they were in hiding due to Norman Osborn and his reign as head of S.H.I.E.L.D Now that Norman managed to achieve godhood, he's more tn happy to toss a pumpkin bomb in his face.
  • At least they are willing to work with him. Magneto refuses to forgive him, going out as to swear he would crush Noah's neck with his own glasses if the two ever meet again. Noah has been advised to avoid the House of Nature because of this.
  • Although he doesn't agree with all of Noah's points, Billy does see him as an ally.
  • He is much more friendly towards Tohka Todo, especially in later years. Nowadays, Tohka wouldn't even hesitate for a second to help him out.

    Sam Fisher 
Samuel Leo Fisher, God of Night-Vision Goggles (Sam Fisher, "The Man Who Wasn't There", Old Man Fisher, Original Billy Bad-Ass, Paperboy, Panther, Matchwood, DeepBlue, Zero)
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  • Demigod
  • Symbol: A three-eyed night vision goggles glowing in the dark
  • Theme Song: Ruthless (Reprise)
  • Alignment: Lawful Good
  • Portfolio: An expert in night ops with SEAL experience, very aged yet still working as an agent, very defensive towards his daughter, tends to joke at times of seriousness with other agents, will succeed the mission through any means, the last of the old-style infiltration specialists in the world
  • Domains: Stealth, Agents, Counter-Terrorism, Night Ops, Infiltration
  • Heralds: Members of Third/Fourth Echelon (who did not take part in the conspiracy), Sarah Fisher (his daughter)
  • Allies:
  • Respected by: Batman
  • Friendly Rivalry: Solid Snake
  • Opposes: United Security
  • Feared by: The PAYDAY Gang
  • Enemies: Hans Gruber, 50 Blessings, Caster Troy, Imran Zakhaev, Vladimir Makarov, Nikita Dragovich, Khaled Al-Asad
  • Originally a member of the Navy Seals, Sam Fisher had a large involvement with the military, having a distinguished track record going from 1989 to 1996, partaking in various operations and honing his combat skills. After accomplishing his role as an Intelligence Analyst in the US Navy, he would be then qualified to a new initiative created by the CIA, dubbed Third Echelon, where he would be inserted into various operations as a one-man agent under one modus operandi: covert intelligence gathering through physical infiltration. With his experience, he was able to gather various information regarding terrorist plots, cyberattacks and even a potential World War III scenario while later uncovering a conspiracy within his program and the NSA. These would mark Sam as not only one of the best veterans under the military but a shining Splinter Cell agent, the best of his kind.
  • While Sam was being extracted after the events regarding the Liquid Natural Gas Facility and the capture of Majid Sariq, a helicopter was able to extract him except Sam noticed that the helicopter holding him had no Fourth Echelon emblems and the soldiers inside were acting suspicious. Potentially under the guise of a kidnapping, Sam resisted and nearly jumped out of the helicopter when a field blocked his escape from within. There, he noticed a weird change in scenery, what used to be the quiet areas of Louisiana was turned into a maze of various temples and passageways. The helicopter would land and he was escorted where a figure debriefed him of his circumstances. Hearing of his "ascension" or recruitment to the Trope Pantheons, he was about to ask of this new "program" was in until the figure vanished and so did the helicopter and troops that escorted him. This would not be the last time Sam had questioned the nature of the Pantheons.
  • After browsing through various areas, he was introduced to his new temple which was a replica of the Third Echelon Headquarters, alongside a secret entrance that allowed him to visit his daughter. There, he would receive calls both from other agents and other people from the Pantheon willing to engage in conversation. Suddenly, he heard a recognizable voice and was told to meet in the House of Gaming, of which he was re-introduced to members of Team Rainbow, all of which who had ascended following reports of missing operators within the field. Caveira, the person Sam is mostly familiar with, had explained the nature of the Pantheon, which helped clear his mind and introduced him to the other members as well, Fuze and Montagne. Considering Third Echelon is not the only black-ops unit that the US has made in a while, Fisher has slowly adapted to his surroundings and was given his gear back, all of which are in good condition.
  • As an expert in the world of stealth operations, Sam has been often considered the go-to agent for infiltrations, since he knows how to blend in the surroundings while avoiding and shooting down light sources for easy movement. In the event that he does get caught in the limelight, his options are either to run or subdue using non-lethal force. For him, bullets are considered a last resort, since most of his operations revolve on the most minimal of casualties. This makes him a first hand choice for intelligence gathering and a majority of the modern military find his service history to be an astounding achievement. That being said, he is not the only one of his type as he has noted a small, yet dedicated rivalry between two other agents, one going by the codename Solid Snake, and the other being Gabriel Logan.
    • It turns out both him and Snake have an even longer history together, which surprised the both of them when they finally found themselves together in the Trope Pantheons. Their recognition was clear during Naked Snake's operation and Sam's dismantling of Displace International though Sam ended up referring to Big Boss by mistake, though it is clear Solid Snake is his true rival. After years of operations and legacies, only the two would remain to be the only military stealth specialists, only for Snake to finally retire, shocking Sam to the realization that he is the last agent alive and judging by the current state of affairs, it seems it may stay that way for him. Their presence in the Pantheon may not only relinquish that rivalry but perhaps may connect them to a sort of retirement from their professions.
  • With help from his co-partners in Team Rainbow, they were able to organize a great deal of counter-terrorist agents, many of which are from various backgrounds and circumstances that make each candidate more unique than the last. Due to this, most have offered tryouts to test their mettle, with Sam Fisher being an instructor of sorts in stealth and close-quarters-combat. A select few were chosen and found common ground with, the closest being three candidates, John McClane, Jack Bauer and Ethan Hunt. Each seem to represent a portion of Sam's life, both his personal and in his military career. McClane's professional history, mixed with his relationship between his wife and daughter reminds him of his ex-wife Regan Burns and his daughter Sarah Fisher as well as his humble beginnings in his first years being a Splinter Cell agent, Bauer's ruthless interrogations and the conspiracy within the CTU serves him memories of countless interrogations he's done and the downfall of the NSA and Third Echelon and Hunt's unwavering dedication to serve the IMF mimics his dedication to save America by any means necessary, made more clear with the former's reasoning for him staying behind in the IMF and the formation of Fourth Echelon, after Third Echelon was scrapped.
    • After the tryouts, an unknown man came in late with papers detailing his identity. At first, the agents and Sam were hesitant to enter but re-reading the file gave him the clear, until another man came in and whacked the other with a keyboard. With weapons drawn, the man, revealing himself to be Sean Archer, explains that his face was switched with the person he knocked out unconscious with, being a terrorist going by the identity of Caster Troy. The database they used to verify the information revealed it to be true. The agents were shocked that two men would swap faces. Sean argued that he did it since a bomb was going off and he was supposed to disguise as Castor but he switched faces with him as well, which allowed him to assume his identity. Unfortunately, before they would apprehend Castor, his body was not found and Sam assumes he's fled the scene. He has requested that Castor should also be in the watchlist.
  • Superheroes come in with various shapes and sizes and while it is uncommon for heroes of such kind to interact with demigods given the strength difference between a normal person and a superpowered one, some actually do not rely on such and instead are enhanced humans but with a recognizable persona in them. This is the case with two "heroes", Batman and the Punisher. Sam has heard of Batman and the latter has heard of Sam's operations pre-Third Echelon with him avoiding actual deaths alongside some dark humor in scary situations. Given Batman's rule of not killing criminals, he has gained respect to the Caped Crusader though he has warned him of restraint following his conviction as he dropped it in favor of exposing a conspiracy. After that is when he met Frank Castle, who has quite a track record of remorseless criminal killing, which reminds him of the incident Bruce warned him about. Although in Sam's defense, it was his daughter he was attempting to rescue and the conspiracy muddled the waters at that time in the NSA so lethal force was sort-of justified given how much a portion of his personal life was meddled. Still, it gave some connection between him and Frank though he warned him not to enter in his battlefields, there might be some friendly fire.
  • Third Echelon's formation, prior to the conspiracy, was formed by the NSA while Fourth Echelon, the initiative meant to replace it, was formed by the President of the United States himself. This makes Sam's presence a very odd one for President James Marshall, the US President that saved the people of Air Force One, as he never recalled ever creating, nor approving of a secret black-ops unit confined in the States. While it is true that both are patriotic to their own homeland, it still leaves the president with caution, especially with how Third Echelon fell to an NSA mole. Nonetheless, he has hired Sam to be his personal agent in times of distress or when a special interest pops up for him to investigate.
  • Sam's common target are terrorists, particularly those presiding in the west given what his initiative was meant to counter. The Pantheon may have a lot of superheroes and villains but sometimes, a few terrorists will slip under the radar, and Sam is one of those willing to watch them in the dark, gathering intelligence and assassinating them if necessary. Common targets include Al-Asad, Dragovich, Makarov and Zakhaev but newer threats that have collaborated with the four have started to emerge, with Hans Gruber, the man that fought against McClane and even an ultranationalist group by the name of 50 Blessings, an American counterpart to Makarov if you will, having popped into the radar. Another figure by the name of Raul Menendez was spotted in his sights after he traced a few Cordis Die agents who he presumed was a rogue PMC force, as well as a tip connecting him to Dragovich. To him, these threats are what he considers a reason for him to continue his Splinter Cell profession.
    • Rogue PMCs are a force he has an experience with given that there were four PMC companies he had to investigate, that being UPSILON, Displace International, Black Arrow and ARGUS. It should be noted that rogue is an important tag as three of which are American-owned and has ties to the Pentagon and one of which was a key player to Third Echelon's dissolution, which is the reason why Sam has a distaste for PMC forces. As he would observe, Cordis Die would not be the only PMC he has issues with as within a Russian border called Norvinsk, he was seen infiltrating an outpost belonging to United Security, under investigation of the reasoning behind the Contract Wars. Seeing the reasoning why an international PMC group was having a war with a Russian-owned one, this has led him to a personal mission to uncover what exactly happened whilst avoiding the two PMC's sights.
  • His notoriety would eventually reach into the criminal underworld, particularly the heavily armed types. While he has kept an eye on those crooks but not engaged against them, the crooks have often noted of a type of police unit that bears the same looks as Fisher, but crazier and notorious for instantly pinning criminals down when deployed. Tales of the known police specialists called "Cloakers", witnessed by the PAYDAY Gang firsthand, are the stuff of nightmares that some criminals have dealt with and it is the night-vision goggles that scared the living shit out of the gang out of instinct of seeing green-colored dots in the dark. It doesn't help that Fisher is not some Cloaker they can simply gun down at a first notice, he's very adapt especially at night. He has no issue taking them down but they are not his first priority.
  • "I am a soldier. I've served my country for twenty years. But if I'm captured or killed, I know that nobody will come to rescue me. I won't even get a funeral. Because the nation I protect can never admit that I exist. So my death would go unremarked, my bones would go unclaimed. I don't know if that day will come... but I do know that it must not be today. I am invisible. I am relentless. I am Sam Fisher. I am... a Splinter Cell."

    Spider Jerusalem 
Spider Jerusalem, God of Eccentric Eyewear
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  • Demigod
  • Symbol: His eyeglasses
  • Alignment: Between Chaotic Good and Chaotic Neutral (though heís more the former)
  • Portfolio: Anti-Hero, Intrepid Reporter, Undiscriminating Addict, Knight in Sour Armor, Based on Hunter S. Thompson
  • Domains: Journalism, Attitude
  • Allies (bordering on Vitriolic Best Buds with most of them): Norman Jayden, Frank West, Jade, Lois Lane, J. Jonah Jameson
  • Enemies: Louis Bloom, Frank Underwood, Ethan Roark Sr. & Jr., C.R.A.S.H., Donald Love, Diana Christensen, Brian Irons
  • On generally good terms with: John Oliver, Phantom Thieves of Heart
  • Not so different from: Sans
  • In a future where corruption and excess are the norm, renegade journalist Spider Jerusalem, known for his talent and fiery temper, is forced back into his job in order to complete his publishing deal. He and his so-called ďfilthy assistantsĒ go on harrowing missions to uncover the truth behind several incidents overrunning The City, with corrupt president Gary Callahan (aka The Smiler) being one of Spider Jerusalemís biggest challenges. Even with fame presenting a challenge to him, alongside Callahan doing whatever he can to destroy Spiderís reputation and plunging The City into chaos, on top of a life-threatening neurological illness, Spider will stop at nothing to expose how much of a monster The Smiler is and take him down, an endeavor that ultimately succeeds.
  • Even after finally disposing of The Smiler and getting a much-needed retirement, work still finds a way to get to Spider Jerusalem after receiving a mysterious message that was addressed from ďThe PantheonĒ. After a heated back-and-forth exchange with the sender, Spider packed his bags and headed for ďThe PantheonĒ, still not entirely convinced that the trip would be worth it. Several hours later, Spider arrived at a sprawling city stated to be part of the Pantheon. Not long after he arrived, he saw a suspicious figure turn towards a seedy part of the city, prompting Spider to follow him and what the journalist discovered was a seedy underground operation perpetrated by some corporate executives dedicated to funneling money out of small business and into larger corporations. Spider Jerusalem published the story in the Pantheon newspapers, resulting in the executives in question being ousted. This was only a taste of what to expect in the Pantheon for Spider Jerusalem and heís had his work cut out for him since getting accustomed to the place.
  • Spider Jerusalem considers life in the Pantheon to be both different and similar to what it was like back when he was making stories for The City. The Pantheon ostensibly advertises itself as a place where problems are solved quickly and that there are plenty of benefits to being part of the Pantheon. While it is half-true, Spider was able to pick up on the fact that there are plenty of parts in the Pantheon that are corrupt and parts of it are just as problematic as, if not worse than, what had happened in The City. While there is a greater number of ways for information to be obtained in the Pantheon (and by extension, the list of misdeeds of prominent figures being far more widespread), there was also a risk for that information to be suppressed in varying ways, giving Spider more of a motivation to step in and have the truth come out. Even if he doesnít entirely enjoy living in the Pantheon, heís more than willing to expose corruption that hasnít been revealed yet and play a role in taking down despicable figures so that life in the Pantheon doesnít become a total nightmare for others.
  • One thing that didnít take long for Spider to find was other journalists and even if they have different employers, theyíre all united in their goal of finding a good story for the Pantheon to take in. Spider wanted to know who these particular journalists were and was directed to a building where all the main journalists converged to exchange news stories with their primary editor, J. Jonah Jameson. Frank West, Lois Lane, and Jade all entered that room, with J.J.J. introducing them to Spider Jerusalem. Spiderís hardened attitude would lead to him exchanging barbs with the aforementioned four (especially towards J.J.J.), though his skill and willingness to make the world a better place for others in spite of his jaded demeanor did make him an effective ally for the journalists.
    • In stark contrast, Louis Bloom is someone who Spider is thoroughly disgusted at not only as a journalist, but as a human being. Louis is very cold-hearted and willing to perform morally reprehensible actions just to get a good story and Spider finds it unbelievable that someone like Louis is allowed to keep being a journalist. People such as Diana Christensen who are willing to run stories as found by Louis happened to be part of Spiderís hatred of Louis and one of his main goals in the Pantheon is to ensure that Louis and anyone who is enabling his stories will never be welcome in the field of journalism ever again. Of course, the likes of Louis and Diana arenít going to go down easily and they have done smear campaigns to discredit Spider in retaliation.
  • One other deity who is known for making news stories and delivering them with a sharp attitude was John Oliver, who has his own news program dedicated to such. That said, he is markedly less over-the-top in some of his antics compared to Spider Jerusalem, but it hasnít stopped John from having some audacious methods to make fun of any prominent target of his. John tends to cover stories that largely havenít gotten much attention in the general populace, not unlike how Spider Jerusalem actively seeks out lesser-known going-ons whenever heís tasked with finding a story and isnít caught up in something big-enough that would put everyone at risk. John described Spider as a reckless and over-the-top man who is willing to risk everything to find stories that fell under the cracks and Spider is fine with John Oliver for the most part (even if heís willing to make some barbs at his expense at not being wild enough to bring targets of deserved mockery down).
  • Corrupt politicians have been a source of constant frustration for Spider as a result of his experiences with The Smiler (who Spider sought to take down) and The Beast (the previous president who was very cynical and not irredeemably monstrous as Spider learned when he interviewed him). That the Pantheon had plenty of them only added to Spiderís anger and even with the more versatile and open information system in the Pantheon, Spider suspected that these politicians will do what they can to get away with more power. Spider has already written articles revealing additional misdeeds carried out by politicians such as Donald Love and Ethan Roark Sr., with Spider harboring strong contempt towards the latter for making Basin City a miserable cesspool thatís even worse than what Spider was used to. Ethan Roark Sr. having a sadistic criminal son who the senator is using as a means to continue his legacy only added to Spiderís scorn of him.
    • If there is one politician in the Pantheon that will pose a challenge to Spider that is equal to that of The Smiler, it would be Frank Underwood. As someone with no moral scruples when it comes to seeking power and keeping it, Frank heard of Spiderís journalism and was greatly aware of how much damage it would cause to him if Spider were to publish a story about Frankís atrocities. Frank was utilized an information suppression campaign in order to silence Spider and other journalists who are trying to get information on what Frankís actions, but it became clear that Spider is not going to go down without a fight and will use whatís available to not only bring increased awareness to Frankís actions, but to bring down the politicianís career.
  • Spider had to contend with corrupt police forces in The City as part of a story or two and similar incidents have occured in the Pantheon between Spider and specific corrupt officers. While law enforcement in the Pantheon has generally done a better job at making sure police officers are doing their job and not abusing their power, Spider is still annoyed that there are still some corrupt people that manage to get a job with official Pantheon law enforcers. Cops such as Brian Irons, Frank Tenpenny, and Eddie Pulaski have proven to be a recurring source of irritation for Spider given their ties to some corrupt figures (mainly Ethan Roark Sr.) that Spider has been trying to take down. Even if the depravity of those cops are known in the Pantheon, Spider is willing to further humiliate them just to make a point.
  • The Phantom Thieves of Heart are a group of people that bewildered Spider for a number of reasons. On the surface, they look like normal high school students, but they take on the identity of thieves and expose corruption while attempting to change the person responsible for performing said corruptive actions. Spider ended up being a witness to one of the groupís missions and talked to their leader Ren Amamiya about the effectiveness of their missions in trying to change the world for the better. Ren initially thought that Spider was a bad person given the latterís often abrasive attitude, but quickly learned that the journalist had a similar goal in taking down corruption where it happens. Spider wasnít going to stop Ren and the other Phantom Thieves from doing their work (if anything, heís kind of glad that thereís a group of people who are aware of how bad society is and has the ability to change it), even if he has a lot of questions about why changing someoneís character in the process is necessary.
  • When it comes to drugs, it largely doesnít matter what ends up in Spiderís hands so long as he can take it whenever he feels like it. While working on a story, he managed to find a Triptocaine Tube inside a drawer, and by that point, Norman Jayden entered the room, wondering why someone would be interested in his Triptocaine Tube. Spider then learned that Norman needs to use that drug in order for him to be stable when using ARI (Added Reality Interface) glasses for his investigative work. While Spider has taken a liking towards Triptocaine as a drug to use in his downtime, Norman has been working on finding someone to make a set ARI glasses for Spider to use given how dedicated the latter is in investigating the truth when tasked with such.
  • For how angry and cynical Spider can be about the world around him, heís willing to do whatever is possible to change the world and make it better for most others. Of all the deities thatís compared to Spider in terms of that mindset, the journalist didnít really expect to be compared to Sans, who is generally regarded to be very lazy, but very determined when given the motivation to act. Sans also happens to be very cynical about the world around him to the point of believing that his actions donít matter, though he doesnít openly show his anger about it compared to Spider. Even if Spider had to deal with crimes that are not unlike what would happen in the real world (even if the world around him was very futuristic) and Sans had dealt with much more supernatural circumstances, Spider is at least understanding of the fact that someone shares a similar sentiment about the world they live in.

Quasideities

    Arthur Read 
Arthur Timothy Read , God of Eye Glasses
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  • Quasideity
  • Symbol: His glasses
  • Theme Song: His show's theme song
  • Alignment: Neutral Good
  • Portfolio: Nice Guy, The Everyman, Would Hit a Girl, Bookworm, Deadpan Snarker, The Unapologetic, Funny Animal that does not resemble his species, Fully-Dressed Cartoon Animal, Adorkable, a bit of a Butt-Monkey and Loser, will grow up to be a picture book author
  • Domains: Good, Knowledge, Childhood, Music, Illustration, Literature
  • Heralds: Pal (his pet dog), Buster Baxter (his best friend), Francine Frensky (his implied crush/possible future wife), David and Jane Read (his parents, shared with D.W.)
  • Allies: Noah Bennet, the Kids Next Door, Dexter, Phineas and Ferb, Charlie Brown, Madeline, Tintin, Harry Potter, Pippi Longstocking
  • Opposes: Barney the Dinosaur, Dee Dee
  • Feared by: Hank Pym/Ant-Man
  • Admires: Superman, Spider-Man, Batman
  • Special Relationship: D.W. Read (his sister)
  • Interested in: The House of Musicality, the House of Media and Connectivity
  • An eight-year-old aardvark with a hunger for reading books, it seemed unlikely that an ordinary third-grader like Arthur would make it into the Pantheon. But many felt obliged to watch his adventures with his friends that showed thoughtful life lessons along the way. His efforts were eventually rewarded with his ascension.
    • His younger sister was quick to meet up with him afterwards, mostly to taunt him about how much longer it took for him to ascend than her. With that said, she is wary of provoking him too much. There has been a growing resentment towards her among those in the Pantheon, most notably for the notorious Big Hit incident. D.W. may have the vast majority in her world side with her, but she has to deal with the opposite reaction in the Pantheon.
    • His followers have immortalized that scene in a meme to express the same anger he feels at times. Arthur doesn't condone violence... though he can't help but be proud of his increasing popularity.
  • Has spearheaded a smear campaign against Barney the Dinosaur, mostly because of his complete and utter hatred of Mary Moo Cow, a very similar character from his world whom his sister D. W. is a big fan of. Efforts to oust the purple dinosaur has so far been unsuccessful, thanks in part to his sister's counterarguments as well as alliances with the younger deities. It doesn't help that Arthur's efforts only further prove Barney deserves his position.
  • Arthur thought things may have been different if D.W. was a big sister instead. He only had to venture into the House of Technology to show how horrible that could be. It's there that he shares stories with Dexter, Boy Genius, over how their sisters ruin their fun.
  • The Kids Next Door keeps tabs with the aardvark from time to time. Arthur may not be fit for any missions, but he's decent enough at school to help out with homework in exchange for revealing activities of tyrannous adults.
  • If not for being a different species, one could argue that Arthur is the long lost brother of Charlie Brown. It turns out they share similar interests as well, such as reading books. Of course, Arthur isn't nearly as cursed, and the aardvark hopes to help Charlie Brown change his life around.
  • He may not know anyone who had their appendix removed, but he is assured that Madeline would watch over anyone who goes through it. In a way, the French girl reminds Arthur of a younger Sue Ellen.
  • Has tried to reassure Hank Pym he has nothing to worry about. He may be an aardvark, but that doesn't mean he eats ants. It hasn't convinced Hank's colonies to completely trust him just yet.
  • When he found out the existence of superheroes in the Pantheon, Arthur rushed over to the House of Heroes. While he didn't see his idol Bionic Bunny, he did find the next best thing. Superman has overseen his actions throughout his existence. It is likely that the Man of Steel would let Arthur meet his idol someday. He's also a big fan of Batman since he's very similar to Dark Bunny, another superhero from Arthur's world who he's a big fan of.
  • There may not be an equivalent in his world, but Arthur immediately saw the appeal of Peter Parker. The fact that an everyman like Peter Parker could become a superhero was amazing to see. Sure, not everyone thinks he's a hero, but Arthur remains convinced.
  • Sometimes goes to Tintin's temple to collect stories of his adventures around the world. He had a feeling that his friend Fern would love reading some of his adventures. He has done the same with Harry Potter, of whom Arthur also has a parody version in his world. The self-proclaimed reporter even has an Expy called Zut Zut.
  • Was surprised that a comic his friend Buster wrote looked exactly like Trey and Matt's creations. Arthur...would rather not meet with those kids.
  • Watching Pippi Longstocking was the most jarring thing to him. She may well be the polar opposite of his friend Muffy, red hair and pigtails aside, and yet they sound so similar. It's hard to say which person he prefers.


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