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Food and Drink

As one would expect, the House of Food is a massive dining hall connected to one gigantic kitchen, filled with every tool, appliance, and ingredient one can think of. Only the best culinary experts can step foot on the hallowed ground of this kitchen, and should they ever gain that honor, they will find themselves at the forefront of creating new foods, recipes, and if they're lucky, entire cuisines of their own design. They are also responsible for feeding the rest of the Pantheon, and because deities have to eat too, the cooks of the House of Food enjoy an unofficial immunity from harm by other deities. When a god breaks that immunity, they come under a lot of fire and are banished from this House, forced to subsist on bread crusts and whatever their mortal followers will sacrifice for them.

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There are other, lesser kitchens, but they are all subservient to this one. A god trying to curry favor with the house has to spend a lot of time washing the many, many dishes. Rumour has it that one of them serves a bar solely for bad guys. Though its existence has been confirmed, no one but villains/members of the GUAE know where it is, but the good guys know it's somewhere in the House.

There are only two food items of which these gods — even the hungriest and most gluttonous among them — are wary. The first is the dreaded "Delicious Fruit". Despite its easy-sounding preparation method (boiling it thrice) the Fruit is an item of great lethality and deadliness to those unable to handle it properly. The second is "Mystery Food X", which despite having been sealed away in the vaults, still appears from time to time to tempt unaware gods. Of course, this makes them a popular subject of Self Imposed Challenges.

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While most of the tables are welcome for anyone, there is a special secret table reserved only for a specific group of gods known as the "Gourmet Racer Club". Admittance to this table is assessed by King Dedede, who decides who gets to sit with him. Most of the members come from the First Pantheon Gourmet Race he and Kirby set up on his arrival, but the King makes special consideration to anyone who curry favors with him. Those blessed enough to sit at the table tell tales of food wonders and quantities that Head Chef Kaga and his followers prepare just for them. Thor himself has stated the banquets served there would make Valhalla's own feasts look like mere appetizers. Most gods prepare themselves for whenever the next Gourmet Race will take place to earn a seat at the table.

Also while a Food Fight isn't uncommon in this house, the likes of Teams RWBY and JNPR are the only ones who are heavily restricted to food items no bigger than a potato due to the fact that they have used other food items to mimic their weapons and because the last time they participated in one (though Boomstick has apparently been in greater ones than theirs), they caused the House of Food to explode.

For the record, Hat Kid is not allowed to use any sort of cooking appliance here, as the last time she did, she decided to punish Mystery Food X by microwaving it, which just caused the microwave to malfunction and explode. While she does have regrets and apologizes for this incident, she is denied in preparing any food.



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The Grand Chef Quartet

The Guards of the House of Food

    Gordon Ramsay 
"Delicious. Finally, a good *bleeping* profile. Serve it, please!"

Gordon Ramsay, God of Angry Chefs

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  • Demigod, but more than capable of throwing Greater Gods out of his House if they anger him.
  • Symbol: A pitchfork flanked by the letters H and K, a Michelin Star, and/or a meat cleaver
  • Alignment: Neutral Good (Lawful with his care of the food safety and kitchen health, absolutely apeshit Chaotic when it doesn't follow his standards)
  • Portfolio: Angry Chef, Jerkass Has a Point, Jerk with a Heart of Gold, Laser-Guided Karma, Serious Business, The Mean Brit, Dropping all kinds of F Bombs, Expects others' cooking to ALWAYS be good
  • Domains: Cooking, Anger, Fire
  • Followers: The staff of Baratie, Chef Louis, Gene Jenkinson, Chef Vlad, Yev Kaseem/The Soup Nazi
  • Allies: All good-aligned Food and some Commerce deities, The Nostalgia Critic, The Angry Video Game Nerd, The Cutie Mark Crusaders, Maes Hughes, Gamera, Benson Dunwood
  • Enemies: Anyone serving bad food like The Mafia of Cooks, Starjun, some evil-aligned Consumption deities, Sheldon J. Plankton, Asroc
  • Opposes: The very existence of the Flesh Eaters sub-house, Kurei, Donkey Kong, The Investigation Team
  • Disappointed by: Tomoe Gozen
  • For the longest time, Gordon Ramsay has been around the Trope Pantheons ever since the House of Food was first established as the God of Perfectionist Cooking. One day, he took a good look at his then title and found that it's kind of non-indicative; sure, he expects a lot out of other chefs but all he wanted for them is to be the best they can be. He decided to rectify this by bringing his case to the Court of the Gods.
    • The Judges decided to give him a fitting trope: Angry Chef. Why? He infamously loses it in Hell's Kitchen and Kitchen Nightmares quite often, which add to his already existing fame. Mr. Ramsay found it fitting for him and accepted said trope, becoming one of the heads of the House of Food once again.
  • The House of Food has been a lot louder since his ascension and reascension. He still keeps his tone very civil and tranquil around customers and children. Nevertheless, many chefs there look up to Ramsay, valuing his knowledge and work ethic. He also has several allies in the House of Commerce due to his business savvy and well-known cooking empire.
    • He is also responsible for enforcing a code of cleanliness in the kitchen. Anyone that allows their cooking station to go uncleaned for any longer than the standard dinner service gets his full fury.
  • He has declared that anyone who even thinks of serving raw food should be thrown out of the kitchen (and has done it several times already). Upon his ascension, he realized that some Gods prefer raw food and has modified his menu to reflect this, but anyone who attempts to serve raw food to customers that didn't order it gets a tirade of expletives at a minimum.
    • Obviously enough, badly-skilled cooks grinds his gears so much so he opposed the Mafia of Cooks and Plankton for making food so bad it drove away customers. They both are trying to find a way to get their food onto the main menu though chances are that won't be happening under his watch. Starjun seeks to take over the House of Food for himself, but Ramsay makes sure he stays in his assigned post and nothing beyond that. There are some evil-aligned sub-house of Consumption deities Ramsay had a bad footing with and he greatly opposed the very idea of the sub-house of Flesh Eaters; calling it, "an unfathomable and horrid mess that I refuse to ever set foot," though he admits a few deities there are not all bad.
    • He calls Chie, Yukiko, and Rise "very big disappointments" when it comes to Mystery Food X which he personally calls, "a pile of donkey *bleep* that makes raw meat look delicious". They did try to improve under his guidance but so far minimal progress has been made, much to his chagrin.
      Ramsay: How the *bleep* can you let this slip by, huh?
      Naoto: I don't know! It's a miracle that I'm still friends with them.
    • He considers Tomoe Gozen as another disappointment due to a certain incident involving an attempt to something at "cook 10 minutes over high fire" when the direction written was "cook 20 minutes over low fire". While she handled his tirade calmly, that facade completely broke the moment he threatened to call in someone else to straighten her out (his imitation of a sparrow chirping was overkill).
      Gordon: Oh my god... like Persona, like user eh? You call yourself a housewife, huh? Would you like me to call HER over?
      Tomoe: [visibly shaking] That will be unnecessary, sir.
  • Some consider him to be a God of Emotion as well due to his constant outbursts. He maintains that he is a chef and his anger is a tool to make his fellow chefs learn from their mistakes. He did got so mad once, he swore for a whole day, causing even Cartman to listen in stunned silence.
    • This gave him Odd Friendships in the Angry Video Game Nerd and the Nostalgia Critic since the three often swear a lot. Surprisingly, the two don't lose it in front of Ramsay that much; in fact they respect him and like his food. Of course, when they start to bicker, Ramsay had to kick them out for a while to prevent another ruckus.
    • When pissed, he usually calls those around him "donkeys" or "doughnuts". He had to bite his tongue when he said that to Donkey Kong for many reasons. First, Donkey Kong laughed at his face. Second? The ape had a barrel ready to be thrown at the House of Food. Of course, this still led to the ape being thrown out. This is Gordon Ramsay we're talking about.
    • Benson is someone Ramsay can relate to due to getting pissed at their employees a lot and their anger towards them shows. Ramsay often tell Benson to not lose himself when giving his employees a yelling, especially after hearing that as a child, Benson never wanted to yell at first.
  • Has been known to stay his temper around children and amateur Chefs, but his reputation still intimidates them. That legendary temper got put to the test the day he met up with the Cutie Mark Crusaders coming into his Temple screaming, "CUTIE MARK CRUSADERS MASTER CHEFS! YAY!!!" What happened next is between him, the CMC and the other Equestrian Gods.
    The CMC: We're sorry, Mr. Ramsay.
    Gordon: ...That's okay, kids. Uh... let's forget about this, alright?
    • He is surprised that a giant creature like Gamera can be friendly to kids. They've been allies since and Gamera is willing to be Ramsay's muscle should the head chef face a very powerful enemy.
  • Was nearly beaten up by Charlotte LaBouff after she believed he was hurting Tiana's feelings, when he was actually commending Tiana for her diligence and determination. They are on better terms now (thanks in no small part to Tiana's gumbo).
  • Is not afraid to admit that he loves his mum, even curbing his swearing in front of her. He heard that even Kurei also behaved around his mother, though that didn't stop Ramsay from opposing him and his violent ways.
  • Ramsay and Asroc don't really get along even if the latter is a great chef (with a specialty in sweets). While Ramsay is a Jerk with a Heart of Gold, Asroc is just a jerk period, even setting aside his murderous hatred against normal humans. At the very least, he can agree with the notion that Mystery Food X is an atrocity to the culinary arts.
  • Has welcomed the KiraKira PreCures and congratulated them when the KiraPatisserie opened in the Pantheons. He finds their desserts to be exquisitely delicious, unlike a certain baking company...
  • Has been in a rap battle against Julia Child. The jury is out on who won. Though he himself implied that he won.
  • Apparently, he acts the same way whenever he's the boss of something besides cooking. When a mortal studio wanted to make a video game based on him and Diner Dash, Ramsay himself made sure that they followed "exactly" what he wanted it to be like. Needless to say, he gave the House of Gaming quite the scare.
  • He got on Hot Ones after a lot of people were pestering him about appearing in an episode. He came in prepared... and refuses to have an experience like that ever again. That doesn't stop him from serving spicy chicken wings, since he knows there's a demand for it in the Pantheons.
  • "Raw, raw, raw! Get out of my kitchen!"
  • Also found in Anger.

    Takeshi Kaga 
Takeshi Kaga, God of Cooking Competitions (Chairman Kaga)
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  • Intermediate God
  • Symbol: A Yellow Bell Pepper
  • Alignment: Lawful Neutral
  • Portfolio: Cooking Duels, Alter-Ego Acting, Impossibly Cool Clothes
  • Domain: Craft, Creation, Fire, Nobility
  • Followers: Mama, Hai Yo, Hurley
  • Allies: Aoi, Mai Tokiha, Elzam von Branstein, Alton Brown, Sanji
  • Opposed by: Lettie Cropley
  • Claims to have taught Aoi and Mai everything they know about cooking, but still can't get either of them to accept a dare to take a bite out of a bell pepper before slicing it up.
  • Used to be in the House of Craft, but there was so much demand of his services that he moved here to attend the demands of the Gods.
  • Word has reached his ears that he has an impostor named "William Shatner". His friends are urging him to smite the upstart, as an example to others, but he hasn't yet. The news that a different impostor claims to be his nephew merely makes him smile, for his follower Alton Brown aids that one, and he trusts Brown's judgment on worthiness.
  • Light Yagami looks at him weird due to Kaga looking similar to his own father in an alternate world.
  • He has run into Sean Connery several times at the various restaurants in the House, but is confused as to why Sean keeps humming the same tune under his breath every time they meet. Kaga had a member of the House of Music identify the tune as being a section from DragonForce's "Fury of the Storm", but Sean refuses to go into details about the significance of that particular song and why he only hums it when around Kaga.

    Toriko and Komatsu 
Toriko and Komatsu, Gods of Supreme Chefs (Toriko: The Glutton, Charismatic Gourmet Hunter | Komatsu: Master Chef)
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Toriko (top) and Komatsu (bottom)
  • Intermediate God and Demigod
  • Symbol: Two Hands, one held like a Knife, the other like a Fork
  • Theme Song: Guts Guts
  • Alignment: Chaotic Good
  • Portfolio: Big-and-Little Action Duos, Heterosexual Life-Partners
  • Domains: Craft, Gluttony, Hunting, Gourmet Cooking
  • Heralds: Coco, Sunny, Zebra (Toriko's fellow Heavenly Kings), Ichiryuu, Mansam (International Gourmet Organization members), and Rin (Toriko's wife).
  • Allies: Monkey D. Luffy, Son Goku, Sanji, Chie Satonaka {Investigation Team}, Ryuji Sakamoto {Phantom Thieves}, Ichigo Kurosaki, Rashid
  • Enemies: Starjun, Midora, The Lich, Majin Buu, M. Bison, Vega, Balrog, F.A.N.G
  • In the loosely-connected multiverse of Shonen Jump exists a world that has entered the Gourmet Age, where the world's manliest heroes quest for yet-undiscovered culinary delights. This world's economy centers primarily around gourmet foods, so no two jobs are more important than the Bishokuya, a food provider who hunts down the best ingredients to be used in a gourmet meal, and the Chef, who actually cooks and prepares the meals. Because most people involved in this trade will be specialized in one job or the other, the chefs often go to the hunters when they want to catch specific high-quality ingredients. Despite this, an exclusive Combo partnership between a gourmet hunter and a chef is very rare, since that type of arrangement is essentially a professional marriage reliant on the two involved having a nigh-perfectly mutual understanding of food itself.
  • Toriko and Komatsu's tag team was a match made in heaven. They were both already well-experienced and very good on their own. But after they met and later became partners, they became nigh-unstoppable and broke into the very elite of their trade. The reason for this is that they both have an uncannily innate understanding of ingredients and food, with Toriko's ability to sense and identify everything about an ingredient down to its ease or difficulty of capture through his nose and Komatsu's literally spiritual sixth sense that allows him to "hear the voice of the foods' spirit" and know best how to discover and prepare them. Because of this, the two bucked the Shōnen trend of the child or rookie protagonist but their combination kept the spirit of self-improvement that proper protags should have, allowing them to make a good impression with the likes of Luffy, Ichigo, and Goku.
  • Komatsu prepared a dish of Century Soup to celebrate Toriko's acceptance into the Pantheon's House of Food. Everyone found it supremely delicious, and when they found out that Komatsu and Toriko are companions, they immediately made Komatsu a member of the Pantheon as well.
  • A Bishokuya, by trade, is a fighter. They have trained and honed their skills to the point of superhuman in order to capture the most high-level ingredients. That's what it means to be an elite food hunter. Because of this and his Gourmet Cells' ability to receive tasty food power-ups, Toriko is a very strong and capable combatant, and as his and Komatsu's food skills grow he only gets stronger. This and him becoming more heroic over time has a lot of villainous deities very worried.
  • Being both a master chef and a man full of heart, Komatsu is NOT to be harmed in any way. You WILL piss off both Toriko and any other friends they've made along the way, and have them hunting your head.
    • Speaking of which, they were overjoyed to see the ascension of their friend Coco in the Pantheon.
  • They are banned from the House of Beasts for trying to eat its inhabitants (which Komatsu profusely apologized for).
  • Toriko once led the Four Kings into an IGO-hosted race against both the Straw Hat Pirates and the Z-Fighters over a rare, juicy, and absurdly expensive meat, effectively entering a three-man duel with Goku and Luffy, both in fighting and in eating. Though Mr. Satan accidentally won the contest, Goku and Luffy bonded with Toriko over it, all being very similar strong guys who both love eating great food and just want to do their thing but can't stand seeing innocents get hurt. Goku thinks Toriko would probably be more powerful if he trained with more strong fighters, which he has ample opportunity to do here in the Pantheon.
    • After hearing about the Gourmet Race run by Kirby and King Dedede, he joined in unannounced alongside others. Being far more busy eating the food along the way rather than making it to the finish line, he ended up in a tie for second alongside Luffy. Nevertheless, he earned himself a seat at the Gourmet Racer Club for not just impressing Dedede, but also appealing to his appetite with the promise of Century Soup and allowing Komatsu to cook for the Club table as well.
  • One of Coco's Toxicity roomates, The Lich, as well as the villainous Majin Buu, are considered enemies by Toriko and company due to having caused human extinction, meaning no one to enjoy food.
  • After M. Bison tried to recruit Coco to his own Four Heavenly Kings group as a temporary stand-in for his newest recruit to Shadaloo, the two groups came at odds with each other due to Coco's rejection.
    • Said rejection ended up gaining them another friend in Rashid, after Coco introduced them following a visit he got from Rashid looking for said recruit. Toriko tested him in combat and allowed him to share in Komatsu's gourmet cooking that day.
    • Then that recruit came to the Pantheon and very quickly came to blows with Coco. Sure enough, Komatsu has brought up the idea of bringing in Sunny and Zebra to complete their Four Kings set in the Pantheon.
  • They were visited by both Ryuji Sakamoto and Chie Satonaka, both wanting Komatsu's best meat…or steak, thanks to Chie. Neither of the guests knew each other, but they apparently discovered a connection between them while talking as they waited for him to prepare the food. They quickly made good friends not only with each other, but with Toriko as well over the six-star meal Komatsu cooked up for them. Komatsu got paid well that day.
  • Their friendship actually reminds Goku of himself and Krillin, except these two hang out a lot more because their jobs literally assist each other.

The Great Devourers

The most renowned and famous eaters in the Pantheon.

    Anton Ego 
Anton Ego, God of The High Standards of French Cuisine (The Grim Eater)

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  • Quasideity
  • Symbol: A portrait of him holding a glass of expensive wine
  • Theme Song: Kiss & Vinegar
  • Alignment: Neutral Good, formerly True Neutral
  • Portfolio: Caustic Critic, Deadpan Snarker, Lean and Mean, Anti-Villain, Cold Ham, Guttural Growler, Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette, The Dreaded, Picky Eater, Perpetual Frowner, Despises Claims That He Hates Food, Knowing The Value Of Fine Wine, Being The Culinary Equivalent of The Grim Reaper, Indirectly Responsible For Chef Gusteau's Death, Momma's Boy, Heel Realization, Took a Level in Kindness, Pensieve Flashback, Giving A Positive Review to Le Gusteau's Despite It Dooming His Career
  • Domains: Food Critics, French Cuisine, Negative Reviews, Refined Tastes, Realistic Antagonists, Memories
  • Allies: Remy, Gordon Ramsay, Nostalgia Critic (leans towards Teeth-Clenched Teamwork), Igor, Erina Nakiri, Megumi Tadakoro, Sanji, Toriko and Komatsu
  • Respects: Bacchus, Vito Scaletta (very begrudgingly for the latter)
  • Odd Friendship with: Lilly Satou, Toriel
  • Opposes: Every Lethal Chef in the Pantheon by default, especially The Mafia of Cooks, Hannibal, Terence Fletcher
  • A dreaded food critic in Paris, just about any restaurant he visits is surely doomed, for chefs can hardly hope to delight his taste buds. Typically, Ego leaves them with scathing reviews and bad ratings, and more often than not, the downfall of many a chef's career. Because of his reviews, all rising restaurants fear the name "Ego", knowing they can't possibly please the incredible expectations of the critic. However, Ego finally found his match in Remy, a rat that made a meal which successfully pleased Anton Ego: A dish of ratatouille. Despite the chef being a rat, Ego's experience with Remy's food was so enjoyable that he had to give a positive review for once, ending his career in the process, since giving a positive review to a restaurant with a rat problem didn't look good on him.
  • Once a herald of Remy and an investor of his bistro, Ego had an epiphany after a long time of boredom and hearing enough rumors about all the chefs in the Pantheon. Deciding that the Pantheon needed someone to challenge their supposed talents, Ego went up to the Court of the Gods to request for his ascension into the Pantheon formally. When he was offered the trope of French Cuisine Is Haughty to go with, Ego chuckled at the suggestion. Taking the trope for himself, Ego accepted his new position in the Pantheon, stating that he had no intention of bringing the standards of cuisine any lower, and so Ego's reputation as a tough food critic began to rise again in the Pantheon.
  • Ego has become well known for his influence on the House of Food ever since his arrival. Many an aspiring chef seek to make a meal that can keep up with Ego's standards for the sake of proving themselves, which is far easier said than done. He may have lightened up ever since Remy's food impressed him, but he certainly hasn't lost his strict standards. While Ego notes that he may have a bias toward French meals and is not completely fit to absolutely determine a chef's worth, Ego will still eagerly try the best from them if others believe they are worthy to see eye to eye with the critic. Additionally, with his businessman skills, Ego also has some influence in the House of Commerce, for the purpose of lending funds, investments, or fitting economic support for chefs that he or other deities see much potential in. That said, he considers the dining of Alien Lunch out of his scope. He's only human, after all.
  • Gordon Ramsay was surprised to see Ego in the Pantheon and decided it was obligatory for his cooking skills to match against Ego's taste buds. Being one of the first to challenge Ego, he was determined to make a dish that could please even him. Of course, he could've just gone the easy way and make his own ratatouille or a similar dish to do the job, but he was very sure that he wanted to impress Ego in his own way. After a day of preparation, Ego visited Ramsay's temple to see what one of the more renowned chefs in the Pantheon could make to have Remy excited to work with, and it was given. Immediately, Ramsay personally went to Ego to take his order, and Ego simply asked for the best French cuisine he could make. After a long wait, Ramsay had delivered to Ego a platter of both well-known and more obscure dishes that he knew even the tougher reviews would like. To the surprise of skeptic followers of Ego, Ego ate through the dishes thoroughly, and didn't spit it out like he usually did with most restaurants he met. His assessment of Ramsay's efforts were not as positive however. While Ramsay certainly didn't make a bad meal, and the dishes did delight him, he said that he couldn't give a pleasing 5 Star review, and stated that he preferred Remy's meals overall. But on the bright side, the attempt still made Ego happy that he ascended into the Pantheon, and told Ramsay that his work certainly puts nearly all other restaurants he's previously visited to shame. While Ramsay feels bittersweet about Ego's 4 Star review, it's only made the chef more determined to make an even better meal next time, and the same goes for many determined chefs in the Pantheon.
    • Ego and Ramsay still get along in general, not only for Ramsay's cooking but for his efforts in helping other chefs improve as well. Probably due to Ramsay's tough attitude befitting Ego's harsh standards, they both respect each other for their care about the culinary world. Learning of Ramsay's ventures into the more infamous restaurants, where he had to experience the poor dining of many restaurants and their poor managers, as well as either helping those restaurants improve themselves, assuming the owners aren't arrogant enough to damn themselves in proving their ineptitude, Ego's respect for Ramsay only improved further. Ego also pities him for having to eat through all of those bad meals too, and believes if he had to go through all of that, he'd die from sheer disgust.
  • Truly understanding the motto of Chef Gusteau, "Anyone can cook", he knows fully well that he can't assume the ability of a chef and the quality of their cooking by class or origin alone. However, he did bring with him an assistant to look over visitors' profiles in the Pantheon. If a deity has Lethal Chef or anything of the sort in said profile, Ego won't even let them visit him. He's a critic, not a teacher, he wants to add, and if they want to be worthy of meeting him they'd be better off trying to learn from other renowned chefs in the Pantheon and prove themselves to everyone else first. Ego is a critic, not a taste tester, and he wants to ensure that other chefs in the Pantheon know the difference.
    • And yet, when asked about his thoughts on Gusteau's cooking in hindsight, Ego claims that his opinions on that matter have not changed. He may have been wrong about Gusteau's philosophy, but his cooking did not impress Ego at all, and that was that. His respect for Gusteau may have improved, and likewise his sympathy toward the chef himself, but Remy's actions can't retroactively make past meals better. He does regret that Gusteau died before he got to see Remy restore his honor, however, and wish that he could see how Remy had succeeded where he failed.
    • Ego especially has nothing good to say about the Mafia of Cooks, nor anything that they make themselves, considering them as a blighted tumor in the culinary world, on top of a problematic group of criminals that deserve whatever misfortune is brought about on them. Furthermore, he's heard that among the Mafia of Cooks is someone that swaps out their disgusting dishes for authentically good meals in secret. He learned about Cooking Cat from Hat Kid and was curious about trying out a dish from Cooking Cat, but doesn't want to reveal that he's among them, so he'll have to bury his curiosity about Cooking Cat, to his chagrin.
  • Other well known chefs would attempt to impress Ego, among them being Sanji of the Straw Hat Pirates and Toriko and Komatsu. They both made meals that also managed to be successfully eaten by Ego, finding them delectable, but as with Ramsay, they haven't outmatched Remy's food in terms of impressing him yet, but notes that they definitely have a shot at doing so. Ego's particularly interested in trying Sanji's best meals after he eventually discovers the All Blue, for the sake of creating meals from the best ingredients he can find. He's even more interest in the world that Toriko comes from, being in a "Gourmet Age" where social status is equivalent to cooking skill, as far as he's aware. He wonders if being in that world with his hard-to-please tastes would have an impact on all the chefs there.
  • He hasn't found many a food critic besides Ramsay himself, but found Erina Nakiri to be a reliable business partner to work with, on top of respecting her work as a chef as well. Through her, he also got to know about Megumi Tadakoro, well known for her Comfort Food, so he decided to visit her temple knowing how it was such types of meals that got him to open his heart again. After trying her meals, he gave her constructive criticism about aspects of her work and her cooking that she should improve on, but noting that he still liked her meals and encourages her to become an even better chef. His thoughts on Soma Yukihira are much more contestable and troubling, however. While he doesn't outright despise the chef, knowing well he can make amazing meals as Soma's first impression on Ego proved, one day Soma decided to give him one of his more experimental dishes, leading to Ego spitting out the first bite he took from it. Chastising Soma for trying to play with Ego's taste buds, his views on the chef have soured despite knowing that his skills as a chef are still admirable on a professional level.
  • Aside from a good meal from Remy, Ego enjoys nothing else more than an exquisite and classy glass of wine. He's brought his own supply of Cheval Blanc '47 into his temple in the Pantheon, but is disappointed about how few understand how great such valuable wine is. He does hold much appreciation for Bacchus due to how he represents wine itself, but Ego was hoping to find someone who understands the difference between the common and the classy wines. One day, while relaxing within the Hall of Alcohol, he would encounter a rare visitor, Lilly of the Katawa Girls, who had an enhanced sense of taste (developed due to her blindness) and was able to pick out one of the finer selections of wine the Pantheon had available, and not out of coincidence. One friendly greeting later, they were both in an unusually positive mood discussing the better drinks they've known. Ego believes that Lilly could be a great food critic as a side gig, despite beliefs that Lilly's blindness could get in the way. After the meeting, Ego left Lilly a bottle of Cheval Blanc '47 as a souvenir.
    • Drinking wine and its association with villains also displeases him, and loathes Hannibal for uplifting such a reputation, on top of all the nasty crimes and killings that he's done. A petty disliking, he knows, but he can't help it given how much the general association darkens his mood at times.
  • It was bound for Ego to meet the Nostalgia Critic due to their reputation for being critics that can have quite a vile tongue about the things they dislike. They get along with each other on a professional level, though their personal opinions on each other's attitude are more conflicted. The Nostalgia Critic did find Ego's attitude before meeting Remy to be too dreary and negative even for him, and Ego finds the Critic's humor to be a bit too crude or perhaps absurd from time to time. Ego understands that presentation for the Critic works differently for him than Ego's own written reviews, but Ego still doesn't find the Critic's work to be completely enjoyable, though it hasn't strained their relationship much.
  • Ego's been trying to help Igor get used to the world outside of his duties with Personas and all. Not because of general appearances, but because he thinks he knows how to get Igor adapted to good culture: A pleasant meal. It's not uncommon to find the two deities dining together while gossiping about other deities or explaining to each other about the world they came from, with Igor being intrigued by Ego's experiences in his more realistic world and Ego finding Igor's talks about his own interactions with other Persona deities to be quite the vivid tales. On the way, Ego has also lectured to Igor about the pleasure of classy food and a great glass of wine, due to an admittedly selfish interest in making Igor see the culinary world the way he does.
  • During a visit to an urban city within the Pantheon, he was caught up in one of Vito Scaletta's criminal schemes, with the latter trying to fool Ego into believing he was a simple owner of an Italian restaurant. Having done his research before, Ego saw through the act and berated Vito for his unscrupulous past, and warned him that he has no intention of condoning his mafia lifestyle. Despite acknowledging Ego's words, Vito still insisted on serving Ego his special Bucatini recipe, given that he'd inherited the recipe from her mother and is really proud of his cooking of it. Agreeing to this offer, Ego let Vito serve him his famous dish, and to his surprise, he genuinely really liked the meal, given Vito's stellar cooking talent. Vito was squee-ing in joy from seeing Ego eat through his Bucatini meal, which made Ego want to leave immediately, though he couldn't dare leave an enjoyable meal like that unfinished. Ego left noting that he still doesn't like Vito for being a criminal, but he certainly acknowledges that his culinary talent is quite out there, but he only respects Vito's skills, not his actions.
  • While he doesn't hate vampires in general, hearing people compare him to one due to his general appearance has grown irritating for him. It helps little that even his room is coffin-shaped, on top of having a taste of wine. At one point he stated that he would never willingly become one if he had a chance, and stated that he would be displeased to live like one, which has lowered the respect of plenty a vampire, including the nicer ones. Ego did begin to regret his words, but he hasn't apologized since he feels that any attempt would only look shallow. Similarly, he doesn't like Robot Chicken due to jokes about how his caustic personality as a critic is somehow due to influence by some evil cat. He does understand that it's just how the style of such comedies go, as much as he dislikes it.
  • During a break from his usual business, he decided to venture outside his usual routes of travel to explore the Pantheon. Due to a crazy battle between some good and evil wind and earth deities that he was caught up in, Ego found himself knocked unconscious and woken up by a child named Frisk, who decided to bring him to Toriel's temple nearby for shelter. While recovering from his misfortune, Toriel baked him a pie during his stay to welcome the odd visitor. While initially unsure of trying a cuisine from a monster, he decided to be nice and try a slice. Despite being unsure of what the pie was, he trusted Toriel's kind demeanor and took a bite, and found himself enjoying the whole slice in its entirety. Praising Toriel for a memorable meal, he politely asked her what the dish was in the first place. Her answer: Snail Pie. There weren't enough ingredients for the usual Butterscotch Pie she makes for visitors when Ego arrived. While surprised, Ego didn't have any gag reaction or anxious concern from the answer, and left Toriel's temple after recovery a happy man.
  • Terence Fletcher thought that Ego had been growing soft ever since his ascension, preferring his old personality of viciously negative reviews and his reputation for ending bad restaurants much more than the current Ego in the Pantheon. Ego despises Fletcher as well, believing his abusive teaching methods are far too harsh and cruel even compared to the worst that Ego has done as a critic. Ego has harshly noted Fletcher that he's more than willing to state the harsh truth to those who refuse to believe it, especially Fletcher himself, and that while he may be passionate about music as much as Ego is passionate of food, Fletcher's actions are even more harmful to aspiring musicians as Ego's past actions as a critic could have ever been. Fletcher noted to Ego that just like him, his actions led someone to die from the sheer despair like how one of his former students committed suicide, but Ego retorted that at least he didn't actively exploit Gusteau's death.

"I don't like food, I love it. If I don't love it, I don't SWALLOW."

    Deviljho 
Deviljho, God of Gluttonous Menaces (Eviljho, The Great Devourer, Violent Wyvern, G.I. Jho, Jhoassic Park, Halijhosis, Assjhole, Evil Joe, Heeeere's Jhonny!, G.Rex, The Giant Angry Pickle, JhoJho, Ron; Savage Deviljho: Fear Violence Wyvern)
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Savage Deviljho 
  • Intermediate God, bordering on Greater God (Greater God as the World Eater, Savage Deviljho, Starving Deviljho, Four Heavenly King Deviljho, Apex Frenzy Deviljho or Tempered/Arch Tempered Deviljho/Savage Deviljho)
  • Symbol: Its Hunter's Guild icon.
  • Theme Music: Ravenous Demon and its World version
  • Alignment: Chaotic Neutral
  • Portfolio: Endless Hunger That Drives It to Kill, Dangerous Breath Attacks, Covered in Scars, Eating Anything Made out of Flesh, Feared by many, King of the Dinosaurs Which is Actually a Wyvern, Giant Space Flea from Nowhere, Dragon Breath Weapon, Attack! Attack! Attack!, Background Music Override, Drop-In Nemesis.
  • Domains: Hunger, Wyverns, Theropods, Wandering, Dominant Predators
  • Followers: The Blob that Ate Everyone, The Scraplets
  • Allies: None. At all. It sees only food.
  • Rivals: Zinogre, Glavenus, Rajang, Lagiacrus, Brachydios, Indominus Rex, Any other predator or those just as hungry for flesh as it
  • Enemies: Those made of flesh and those who aren't, The Monster Hunters, The Wither, Rexie, The Gang of Seven, The Raptor Pack, Speckles, Jotaro Kujo, those wielding electric elements
  • Pitied by: Sauron (Primal Rage), those suffering from unending hunger
  • Fears: Ukanlos, Fatalis
  • Size: 1803.0 cm - 4097.8 cm
  • Picture this: You're off walking in a forest like that of the House of Plants for example. You're probably just walking along, minding your own business, trying to get to the middle of the place which is said to house a breathtaking sight for a few days now. It's going to be a long walk considering the size of it all and have asked directions from those passing by so you don't end up in the deepwoods by accident and thus not meet any of the less-than-good deities residing there. So far, your day is going pretty great. At least until this massive bipedal creature of muscle comes crashing through the flora, a large chunk of meat in its toothy jaws. You soon book it and are luckily saved by other travelers. It gets fended off but you soon learn that it, for some reason, got deified. As you may of guessed, that's how the Deviljho's ascension went down.
  • Deviljho was kicked out of the Pantheon at one point, due of how incredibly annoying it was. However, it came back... as a Savage Deviljho, which took even more resources to take down and it was agreed that keeping a strict eye on Deviljho was better alternative than let it loose. There's already the Alliance Wars and other ne'er-do-wells running around freely as it is, the denizens don't need more trouble. Even if Deviljho is strictly locked away in a highly secured area, it still manages to break free and roam around for food, requiring really specialized teams to either take it down or capture it. Rinse and repeat. Nowadays, Houses just try to drive it off into the House of Nature or try to goad it in fighting some less-than-heroic deity or another predator like it.
  • To say that Deviljho isn't a pretty terrifying monster is a big fat lie. Deviljho's body consumes so much energy, producing so much heat, it is constantly hungry, and will eat anything made out of flesh. Humans, animals, monsters, other Deviljhos, even their own tail if it gets chopped off. It'll even eat monsters alive if it's short on time, conscious or not. Given the chance, they'll hunt an entire species to extinction. Once, it made its way into the House of Slaughter where it proceeded to devour everything it could find. The attempts to take it down took a lot longer thanks to the many ways it could regain its stamina. It has since been banned from stepping foot within 50ft from any entrances.
    • Sauron, (not that one), pities the theropods hunger having contracted his own which was only mitigated by the fact that the Court of Gods feed him one of the more viler criminals. Though he cannot meet it in person since Jho would attempt to devour him too, he did try and petition the Court of Gods to do the same. Others have spitballed ideas of using Deviljho as a way to punish evil gods too, but the chaotic nature of Deviljho ultimately make it far too unpredictable and uncontrollable for this purpose. Some more insaner folks at the House of Science thought of mechanizing it. It hasn't gone anywhere, it ate those who tried. They remain to be a consistent food source.
  • As you may of guessed from its other relationships with creatures like it, Deviljho doesn't have great relationships with other dinosaur deities either. Rexie finds the Brute Wyvern too destructive for its own good, even if its hot blood is a very valid reason for its hunger, and has opposed it on numerous occasions. The Land Before Time gang don't like it either, having dealt with Sharptooth enough and find it an even worse version and are quick to take off when it's near. Not that they're wrong to do so.
  • Becky left him for that hoe, Ben.
  • It has suddenly popped up in many areas in the New World, still competing with other monsters as strong as itself and turning those who aren't into its food, chew toy, or weapon it uses against others be it other food or enemy. Some wonder why it didn't pop up sooner considering it's effect on the ecosystem, though some suggest it traveled by doing this. Godzilla approves.
  • Its Savage variant wasn't the only one who made it into the Pantheon. Indeed, there's also the Four Heavenly Kings Deviljho, a Deviljho signified by its shorter jaw and incredibly strong affinity for fire. By which we mean, many of its attacks are fire based (special mention to its stomp which creates large explosions) and its own aura is scorching. Buffed up counterparts like the "World Eater" Deviljho, Hyper Deviljho, and Tempered Deviljho can also be sighted.
  • Despite its great hunger and aggressivity, even the mighty Deviljho can know fear. Multiple specimens were reported in a rampage throughout the Pantheon, not caused by hunger or aggression from a territorial dispute but rather due to the Brute Wyverns running away from the White God, Ukanlos, when it approached their temple in search for food. Similarly, Deviljho will be wary of its world's most powerful and dreaded monster: Fatalis, only the absolute strongest Deviljhos would dare to try and fight the Elder Dragon, but never successfully and always end up dead at the end. One might say they prefer a hero's death than a coward's end.
  • Can sometimes be seen taking on the guise of Jotaro Kujo, if only because of the amount of people depicting it as him in the same vein as Brachyios as Dio Brando. Jotaro didn't really care about it, at least until the conversation switched to the possibility of the thing being pierced by the Stand Arrow. Considering it produced things like Forever, Pet Shop and Bug-Eaten... it's probably a good idea to keep it from ever gaining a Stand.

    Kirby 
Kirby, God of Black Hole Bellies and Aggressive Alternate Cover Art (The Super Tuff Pink Puff, The Pink Puffball, Gritty in Pink, The Pink Demon, Number 6, Nintendo's Floating Puffball of Never Ending Cheer and Dreams)
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Owners of Restaurants in this House

    Notable food store/restaurant owners in the House of Food 
  • Kotaro Minami, God of Phlebotinum Rebels (Kamen Rider BLACK [RX]), owns a small steak house here, and while it's not big… it's still garnered a lot of consumers with Chie Satonaka as one of his loyal costumers as she often visits his steak house along with her fellow Investigation Team especially during their respective birthday parties and various celebrations.
  • Oren Pierre Alfonzo, God of Homosexual Badasses (Kamen Rider Bravo) owns a pastry shop here. He is very serious about his work and anyone who tries to attack his customers will get their ass kicked and banned from entering. It's a very popular hangout for the likes of Kero, Stocking, Ranma and Pinkie Pie, who get into huge eating contests to see who can eat the most sweets.
  • Ange, Avatar of Fallen Princesses (Angelise Ikaruga Misurugi, Former First Princess of the Misurugi Empire, Norma #1203-77, Burn Princess, Idiot Princess, Breakout Sister, The Captain) opened up Café Ange, though it's relatively small. Hinata Hyuga and Takumi Inui are her frequent visitors.
  • Speedy Gonzales, God of Unexpected Appeal (the Fastest Mouse in all of Mexico, Queso Bandito) owns a pizzeria known as Pizzariba here. Some of his most frequent customers include Dante Sparda, C.C., and the Ninja Turtles, all of whom helped the mouse get the place opened up.
  • Murky, God of Meaningless Deaths (Baby Murloc, Grunty) has opened up a Taco Joint by the name of Murky's Pufferfish Tacos. What would at first look like a dangerous and lethal meal turned out to be one of the most succesful dishes available in the house of Food. Almost every single god in the Pantheon has tasted at least one of Murky's special Pufferfish Tacos and were not dissapointed.
  • Professor Elvin Gadd, God of Nonsensical Sounding Speech has opened a branch of his Beanbean Kingdom staple juice emporium, Starbeans Cafe. Placed between Godot's coffee shop and Iroh's tea house, it serves juice blended from native Beanbean Kingdom beans and serves their national drink of Chuckola Cola and bean-based baked goods as well. The juice drinks are said to be very tasty and good for the body, despite the outrageously funny names each blend has.
  • The Samurai Pizza Cats, Gods & Goddess of Comedic Inaccurate Dubbing (Himitsu Ninja Tai Nyanki) set up their Pizza Cat Pizza Emporium same as the one they own in Little Tokyo/Edoropolis. Unlike their good-natured rival, Speedy Gonzales, their Gun Delivery System gets them farther reach and distance than the Mexican mouse's natural running.
  • Rocky Balboa, God of Training Montages, wants to open his deli Adrian's here, with Weird Al Yankovic as a partner.
  • Ronald McDonald, God of Non-Ironic Clowns has a McDonald's established here.
  • Mung Daal Catering Members , Divine Quartet of Lacking a Fourth Wall (Mung Daal’s Catering Company; Chowder: Num-nums) have their company here despite belonging to the House of Narrative.
  • Min Min, Goddess of Repetitive Names (The Ramen Bomber) has a Mintendo Noodle House established here. The place is frequented among ramen-lovers such as Naruto Uzumaki.


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