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    Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson 
Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson, Gods of Tabletop Role-Playing Games
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Gary Gygax
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Dave Arneson
  • Overdeities (Demigods during their mortal lives)
  • Symbol: A D20
  • Alignment: Chaotic Good and Lawful Good, respectively
  • Portfolio: Creators of Dungeons & Dragons and thus Revolutionizing Tabletop RPGs, Bringers of Fun, Dragon-Recurring Settings, Divinity (Pantheon only)
  • Domains: Craft, Scalykind, Fantasy
  • Underlings: Dungeons & Dragons deities
  • Allies: Dream of the Endless, Cosmos, Eru Ilúvatar, God (GTDAB), The One Above All, J.R.R. Tolkien, H.P. Lovecraft, Nyarko and her friends, Phillip J. Fry, Bender and Leela, Dexter, The Order of the Stick
  • Enemies: Melkor, YHVH, Nekron, The Anti-Monitor, Lord Fuse, Merged Zamasu, the Outer Gods, SMT's Nyarlathotep, The GUAM Machine Council, Xykon, General Tarquin, Redcloak
  • Respected by: SMT's Lucifer
  • It all started in November 1972 when Gary Gygax, the co-founder of the International Federation of Wargamers (IFW) meet up with Dave Arneson and David Megarry for a game of Blackmoor in Lake Geneva. After a round refereed by Arneson, Gygax swiftly created a new campaign named Greyhawk and asked Arneson for a draft of his gaming rules. After that, they exchanged ideas over phone and mail and playtesting with their other contacts. They wanted their board game to be published as soon as possible due to two publishers rejecting it, so they hastily make new rules without using Arneson's draft. Luckily, a man named Brian Blume provided enough funds to publish the original Dungeons & Dragons set in 1974 with the initial print run selling one thousand copies and rising in subsequent years. Since then, the world is introduced to one of the most revolutionary Tabletop Games that influenced many works of media for years to come.
  • Gygax's mortal shell was cast off March 4, 2008, and Arneson's on April 7, 2009. The sacrifice of so many hours of free time skyrocketed them both to Overdeities of Craft. Gygax is often more active than Arneson, though that is because people know about him more.
    • Later, they established a spot in the Main House as the Progenitors of Gods. There, they have the highest position possible, gaining dominion over every deity in the Pantheon. Most don't object (yes, not even the most Chaotic deities) since as Game Masters, they must be fair when it comes to a game's balance, thus they help keep situations normal. Cosmos and Eru are thankful for their new position as leaders of the Pantheon. The God from God, the Devil and Bob is glad that these two will do a better job than he did and proceeded to continue drinking at the bar.
      • However, there are still deities that dislike the fact that they're in charge and seek to usurp or destroy them. YHVH thinks they do not deserve to be leaders of the Pantheon and often sends His underlings to fight them to no avail, because of their Game Master abilities. Nekron wants them permanently dead in order to destroy the Pantheon with ease. The Anti-Monitor also thinks they are a hindrance to his ultimate goal of blowing everything to smithereens. Zamasu is outright pissed that because of them, he cannot destroy the NINGEN. The GUAM Machine Council, in line with their philosophy of robotic supremacy thinks that two humans like Gygax and Arneson are obstacles to their goals, though luckily, Roboking is keeping them in line.
      • Surprisingly, Lord Fuse is actually afraid of the duo, because their orders are powered by Clap Your Hands If You Believe, his biggest weakness. Fuse is trying to think of a way to dispose of them with no risk.
      • What's also surprising is that Lucifer admires Gygax's mercilessness in his campaigns, although he is a bit irked that he and Arneson must maintain order in the Pantheon which becomes a sore spot for him.
  • Originators of the concept of Godhood... well, Dream of the Endless predated that, but the three decided to share credit just to save some confusion.
  • The Outer Gods are baffled that two humans have as much power as they do and also have dominion over them. For now, they go back to their usual businesses while not trying to needlessly provoke them... but not Nyarlathotep. He and his SMT counterpart both agree for once that they must be out of the way in order for their evil ambitions to come into fruition.
    • The duo get along better with their creator, H.P. Lovecraft, despite the three working in completely separate genres. Nyarko, along with Mahiro, Cuuko and Hasta also get along with them, even though Nyarko did not have any experience playing D'n'D prior to this.
    • They also got along really well with J.R.R. Tolkien, because his work has influenced their games a lot including Dungeons and Dragons.
  • All tabletop gaming gods have them to thank. If it wasn't for them, they wouldn't exist. On the flipside, if it wasn't for them, the Ebon Dragon and the Chaos Gods, among other evil gods, wouldn't have existed either, so it's sort of a mixed bag.
    • They are the only gods that the Draconic Trio will defer to and woe to anyone that dares to harm them in their presence. Drizzt and Artemis confronted their progenitors and asked them, "Why are we this way? Have you forsaken us?" Gygax and Arneson tells them they can be whoever they want since the Pantheon is where fictional characters can retreat to during or after their trials. The lesser not so different duo accepted this and unconditionally serve their masters to this day.
    • The Order of the Stick has given their allegiance to the Progenitors and fight in their stead due to their world being based on the 3.5 edition's rules and making fun of the whole DnD experience. This also cause the Order's enemies like General Tarquin, Redcloak and Xykon become their enemies, who are also seeking to usurp and overpower them. Not even the duo can stand Miko Miyazaki, though they appreciate her allegiance albeit a blind one.
  • Gygax has met Fry and his friends before, who are surprised that he runs the entire place. They now join him in role-playing campaigns during their off-hours. On a related note, he feels proud that Dexter the young genius triumphs over his fellow players in D'n'D even having his last name as his alias, though Gygax (and Arneson as well) does try to teach Dexter to play fair next time.
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Greater Gods

    Osamu Tezuka 
Osamu Tezuka, Divine Father of Manga
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  • Greater God
  • Symbol: Astro Boy's Head
  • Alignment: Lawful Good
  • Portfolio: Loves to Break the Fourth Wall, Cloudcuckoolander, Raygun Gothic,Depicts the horrors of War and The Environment,
  • Domain: Craft, Dream, Glory, Law, Good
  • Followers: All nondeified manga characters
  • Underlings: Astro Boy, Black Jack,
  • Allies: Virtually all manga deities, all good gods in the House of Narrative and Craft, all good Disney gods, especially Scrooge McDuck and Donald Duck, Bambi, Simba
  • Observed by: HAL 9000
  • Rivals: Stan Lee
  • Manga may have existed before his first work, but there was no doubt that he helped standardize what would be modern manga. Osamu's work goes back to 1946. By the time of his death, people have already called him a god for all of manga. Unfortunately, his temple was neglected and his spirit disappeared from the Pantheon. Desperate, Black Jack went to Ichigo and the Reapers to retrieve his soul. The group was successful and this time they called for help to renovate his temple. It took some time but the entire roster of anime deities pitched him to help Osamu settle in the House of Craft. This time, he intends to stay for good.
  • Tezuka is proud that his creations, Black Jack and Astro Boy has attained godhood. Is hoping his other creations find places in the Pantheon.
  • He is well respected by most of the characters who originate from the worlds of Anime and Manga because he is the man whose works began the genre of Anime and Manga, which allowed all of them to come into existence in the manner they have as a result.
  • Osamu Tezuka is very good friends with Scrooge McDuck, the character whose design was the basis for all his works, and all of his extended family through McDuck's own creator/father Carl Barks. He is often seen interacting with Scrooge and his family, and is very happy whenever Astro Boy drops by for a visit and happily visits with Scrooge's family, whom he essentially considers a Godfather.
    • Heck, Tezuka would get along with any Disney god (excluding the villains) very well. Special note goes to Bambi as he confirmed that he got much of his technique from drawing the deer. Bambi asked for some drawings to see and was delighted in his work.
    • Some of his followers were mad that Disney used his story Kimba the White Lion to create The Lion King (1994). Osamu sees it as an honor that the company would saw his work as worth of adapting. Besides, his story deal with the aftermath and does into the hierarchy, something he wished the movie did.
  • Tezuka is very fond of Timeless River for it's Retraux, and is quite pleased that Sora's form there is a homage to his work. Sora, who is close friends with Donald Duck and Goofy (and one of Black Jack's patients), is delighted to hear this.
  • Is part of an eternal rivalry with Stan Lee, the God of Comic Books. Osama would point out that his manga did not derive from comic books and existed far before they became prevalent. With that said, both artists admit that the two styles have taken information from each other. Yet there are growing factions that want to do war with each other.
  • There is an interesting scenario that almost happened. Osamu was invited to draw some art for 2001: A Space Odyssey. Not wanting to leave his studio, Osamu declined the offer. The movie did well regardless, but HAL 9000 sent some code to The Samaritan over what could have been. The two AI programs have been hush about what they prosaw.
  • Was once asked what manga was about. His answer was this:
"Manga is virtual. Manga is sentiment. Manga is resistance. Manga is bizarre. Manga is pathos. Manga is destruction. Manga is arrogance. Manga is love. Manga is kitsch. Manga is sense of wonder. Manga is... there is no conclusion yet."

    Stan Lee 
Stan Lee, God of Comic Books and Making Appearances In His Works (born Stanley Martin Lieber, The Man [Lee], Boss Awesome/Fred Fredricksen III)
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  • Greater God
  • Symbol: A generic 22-page comic book, with the words "Excelsior!" and "'Nuff Said!" on the cover
  • Alignment: Lawful Good
  • Portfolio: Comic Books, Superheroes, Editors' Notes, Trope Codifier of Added Alliterative Appeal and Creator Cameo, Cool Old Guy with a small dose of Grumpy Old Man
  • Domains: Craft, Glory, Repose, Wealth.
  • Followers: Every Comic Book creator before and since.
  • Herald: Joan Boocock Lee (his beloved wife)
  • High Priest: Steve Ditko
  • Allies: His former partner Jack Kirby, The One Above All, every comic book deity in the Pantheon, especially the Marvel Universe, Iroh, Sheldon Cooper, Chuck Bartowski, Phineas and Ferb, Robot Chicken
  • Enemies: Mephisto... or rather the forces that had him make that deal, Judge Doom
  • Fears: Walt Disney
  • There was once a time when Stan Lee shared the title with Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko. Stan's personality was so great, that he decided to take over the temple himself. The other two more or less agreed to step down. Jack Kirby can at least keep his title as the One Above All in the Marvel Universe... along with his post at the House of Craft.
  • DC deities see him as a Friendly Rival at worse; they all know the importance of his role in comic books even if they arrived first. (they even allowed him to have a cameo in Teen Titans Go! To the Movies!) That goes double for anyone from outside the big two.
  • Upon hearing that Stan Lee was referred to as "The Man", Ric Flair immediately issued a challenge to the comic lords, stating that, "To be The Man, you've got to beat The Man! Wooooooo!" This challenge is, as yet, unanswered.
    • On the other hand, Stan Lee dislikes sidekicks... this was the main reason to kill off Bucky for long time, until his impressive return as the Winter Soldier, and "The Man" changed his opinion of him.
  • Stan Lee can be an ass-kicker depending on his version. In one universe, he had the powers of The Hulk and Spider-Man. In another, he's a founding member of SHIELD acting as a school janitor.
    • Also is glad to see Spider-man as a liason in the Toku Base, seeing as he was happy that a Japanese Spider-Man was able to help fight against evil.
      • Stan has once eaten at Hell's Kitchen, considering on making a comic on the aspiring chefs who cooked his meal that night.
  • Out of all of his creations, Spider-Man remains his baby, taking part of every aspect of the character as well as his supporting cast. While he has been supportive of the works of most of his creators, he remains a fan of the pairing of Peter and Mary Jane. His strip depicts an alternate universe where they are still together.
  • Stan Lee often makes cameos in all the major events in the pantheon, granting him an additional seat. Incredibly, he can appear in the MCU as well as the Fox, Sony and Disney universes. He remains a fan of Spider-Man in all his incarnations. There are rumors that he may be a Watcher in human disguise, but the closest that anyone's gotten out of him is that he's a Watchers' Informant.
    • Was surprisingly a villain in Ultimo as Dr. Roger Dunstan. He stated he rather enjoyed his time figuring out whether good or evil is more overwhelming.
    • Stan's booming and instantly recognizable voice also makes him a highly requested narrator in the pantheon.
  • Unsurprisingly has a lot in common with Iroh, the resident Cool Old Guy. Iroh loved his comic strips while Stan Lee admits he makes a great cup of tea despite preferring coffee.
  • There is growing fear among the superhero community that they may be vulnerable to the Dip, concocted by Judge Doom. Stan Lee is the ultimate deciding factor on this ruling, who made his case against it in the Court of the Gods, it remains to be seen how they rule it.
  • Stan Lee has been a source of frustration with Sheldon Cooper. An initial opportunity to meet him was ruined by his roommates, with him ending up getting a restraining order. He had no such trouble in the Pantheon, and Stan Lee was glad to give a fan of his a coveted signature.
  • There has been claims that Stan Lee is secretly a CIA agent in his spare time. When pressed with those allegations, Chuck merely stated not to comment on it, which only further spurred the rumor mill.
  • Phineas and Ferb thought it was odd that the local hot dog vendor made it to the Pantheon. It was only his revelation of his works that the two recognized him as Stan Lee. They were grateful of meeting with a lot of his creations.
  • Stan Lee was grateful for getting a spot in a Robot Chicken segment. Regardless of its divisive nature, Stan Lee had always believed it could get out of Purgatory.
  • On November 12th, 2018, Stan Lee shed his mortal coil and joined the Pantheon full-time where there was much sadness. Even a few villains came to pay their respects.
  • Excelsior!

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Lesser Gods

    King Harkinian 
King Harkinian, God of YouTube Poop (The King, Harky)
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    Max Gilardi, Burnbot, and Goofball 
Max Gilardi, Burnbot, and Goofball, High Prophets of Web Animation (Max: HotDiggedyDemon, Max G)
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Clockwise: Goofball, Burnbot, Max
  • Quasideity (Max), Lesser Deities (Burnbot, Goofball)
  • Symbol: A rather impish looking demon
  • Theme Song: Brain Dump Theme Song
  • Alignment: True Neutral (Max, Burnbot), Chaotic Neutral (Goofball)
  • Portfolio: Clickbait Gag, Power Trio
  • Domains: Animation, Internet, Comedy
  • High Priest: Harry Partridge
  • Allies: ZONE, Lain Iwakura
  • Enemies: Junko Enoshima and Monokuma
  • Respects: Walt Disney, Don Bluth (Max)
  • Opposed by: Everybody from My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic and the Fazbear Gang (Max)
  • Opposes: Caspar (Goofball)
  • When the holy domain known as The Internet finally developed into something that people could actually use, animators flocked towards it to spread their animations to the public. One of these aspiring animators is Max Gilardi. Even after changes in the webspace made it unprofitable for most animators to continue creating online animations for a living (that is not including NSFW or fan-funding), Max still puts out high-quality work as consistently as animation can online while others have either moved into the professional field, shorten their animations, or have stopped entirely. For this reason, Max has been given the title of godhood and ascended... with his microwave and annoying ghost. He is not amused by the latter one.
  • For further explanation, Max created Brain Dump as a way to put out a long animations while at the same time, being a reviewer so said animation will justify its length. He is accompanied by Burnbot, his advanced microwave to show his points across. Theeeeeeen the entire show completely goes off the rails with Goofball, the ghost that haunts Max messing everything up. So a good chunk of episodes is just them bickering. It was deemed strange for Max to only ascend by himself despite being the sole animator in the trio, so Burnbot and Goofball were brought to make things more interesting. Max is finds the former a necessity, but really opposes Goofball’s presence. Goofball claims he is here to act as Max’s moral conscious but really just to screw around with him.
  • It would seem as though they could all unanimously be friendly with one ally of theirs: ZONE. ZONE is happy that another internet animator came along to the Pantheon and hopes to help them out whenever she can. Though Max has to turn her down because of... you know what it is. Burnbot was just amazed that a microwave can do much by what ZONE has shown, even Goofball was impressed that people were willing to make porn out of him.
  • Another ally all three of them are friends with is Lain Iwakura. Mainly for the fact that the internet had basically kickstarted the paths that led them into being here at this point. Yes, even the ghost would admit that with no internet, he couldn’t have fun roasting the guy he haunts. Good thing Lain isn’t annoyed by any of them, having to deal with the constant Flame War in the online space kind of makes one cut off any emotion they have.
  • There is also a singular person that all of them despise harder than anybody else and that is Junko Enoshima. Max hates her for her manipulation of SHSL Animator, which in turn brought the world to ruin. Burnbot hates how Junko managed to turn herself into an AI and is trying to spread despair through the online space. And Goofball hates her for calling him a doodoo face. We can only guess that insult was despairing.
  • Exclusive to Max:
    • Max has massive respect towards the founders of Western Animation, Disney and Don Bluth. He thought he would never see the day when he would get to meet these icons. It can be said though, they don’t think much of him due to his small work output in comparison but it’s nice to have another passionate animator here.
    • He’s friendly towards Henry Stickman for being not only a web animation but a game as well. Henry is seemingly friendly as well... mainly because Henry might have made Max’s temple floorboard a hiding stash for stolen goods. Goofball is aware of this and kept his mouth shut For the Lulz.
    • Absolutely adores Cuphead and Mugman, again for their animation. He could finally brag about being friendly with two hard-ass games on social media to his critics at last. This will surely not end badly for him in any capacity.
    • Trying to be more sociable and nicer to others after Burnbot ditched him that one time. He’s trying his best to downplay his whole Jerkass attitude he has towards other but progress has been going slowly looking by how many friends he has on Discord. At least he is self-aware of it and wants to be better.
    • Many gods question if Max is animated or not in the Pantheon. This makes him feel more out of place when someone like Roger Rabbit is next to him and nobody could tell the difference. Just witness Max has a few less frames than others would normally have.
    • Wrote a pretty solid defense for Apu’s stereotype, citing that despite fitting all the benchmarks an Indian stereotype has, Apu is a pretty awesome dude regardless and that shouldn’t be seen as negative in spite of this, especially when everyone else in Springfield is a stereotype to some degree. Apu is pretty honored by Max (Apu had already having discussed on this issue not once but twice) and promised him a quarter off his Kwik-E-Mart purchases... for everything he has in total. He will in turn never mention the porn he gets of he and Apu.
    • Really loves violence. No, he is not a disturbed person in the slightest. This is the reason why Max watching Dethlock, as their absurd violence is so horrifying, its enjoyable. But doesn’t go near them. He doesn’t want to be the victim in their chaos.
    • Apparently has an enemy named the the Jokester, an obvious Joker Expy. Now that the real Joker is in the Pantheon, Max feels more inclined to be more wary, as the Joker is no Sitcom Arch-Nemesis when it really comes down to it. He might shove a plastic bag into Burnbot for all he knows.
    • Is frustrated that aside from the Joker and maybe his girlfriend, he does not have that any other enemy (not counting Junko). Max believes to show that he is a respectable figure, he has to have an extensive list of enemies to deal with. Too bad, they don’t think much of him and leave him alone. At least being a nuisance would be proof of something but nope.
    • Pretty much infamous across Equestria for his PONY.MOV series, a thing that he is still known the most up until now. Max does not hate said series but has moved on from it and said he holds nothing against the ponies in any sort of capacity thought after what they’ve SEEN, it’d be hard to get rid of that poor image of him anytime soon.
    • Also completely weirds out the animatronics of Freddy’s Pizzaria for his rather innocent interpretation of them. Its not like they are against the idea of them being seen as nicer and nonmalicious, its how Max had them all chopped up into bits, made their suffering a joke, and had given Chica pizza breasts. They are not particularly letting the last one go.
    • Expected Isabelle to oppose him as well for making her out to be a communist if she ran the town, but to his pleasant surprise, Isabelle was happy that someone realized she is not fit to be a leader just yet and inspired her to do her hardest. Her kindness brought a tear to Max’s eye. The two can be seen enjoying DOOM Eternal together,
  • Exclusive to Burnbot:
    • Burnbot is an AI that somehow got in Max’s possession for some unnamed reason. She more or less shows Max’s points for him and does a fine job and doing so. Max is barely functional without her, so she stays by his side for the foreseeable future after she managed to get Max to finally show her respect. She’s the one who runs this trio, whether they like it or not, in spite of the fact she has no voicebox of any kind.
    • Made friends with another AI: EDI. They bonded over the fact that they’re artificial intelligences and wants to have a body built for her just like EDI. Though Burnbot is being rather picky with what body she wants, so it could not be lewded at any point. Though she knows the internet always finds a way to do that.
    • Data is curious on how Burnbot functions, wondering if said functions are similar to his own. Burnbot basically told Data to fuck off and not dismantle her, to which Data respectfully heeded. They became friends fast afterward.
    • Tron wonders how an AI like her can casually mess her user with no guilt in mind. Burnbot would like to tell Tron Max is the kind of person you should mess with when he really deserves so. In which case, all the time. Tron was satisfied with the answer.
    • Bonded with the young programmer Chihiro Fujisaki, who is studious in the creation of artificial programs like Burnbot. Chihiro considers Burnbot an AI with a soul, one that does not have the need to question its existence or adapt slowly. Burnbot enjoys her time with Chihiro, both the real one and the Alter Ego one.
    • Has been the target of various rogue A.I.s that try to hack her and convert them to their side. Burnbot has fortunately been fitted with several advancements during her return to her creators that made sure she was unable to be hacked so easily. They are still cursing the fact that every code they enter has the last number be a zero.
    • A strange connection Burnbot had was with Plankton, who has a computer for a wife. Despite it a recipe for being enemies, Burnbot and Plankton actually get along fairly well. They bond over some scientific jargon nobody knows and even laugh together at some personal stories they share. Plankton now wishes he went and programmed his wife to be so naggy. Not that he wants to cheat of her, of course.
    • She’s weirded out by Kosmo and Nova’s Robosexual human-robot relationship though nevertheless supports the two. Burnbot has no intention to get romantically involved with anybody but watches how those two’s romance pan out for research purposes. Plus the last time she tried to get into a romantic relationship, Goofball ruined it by telling on Max that she was dating the microwave.
  • Exclusive to Goofball:
    • Very much the definition of an obnoxious ghost, Goofball’s entire presence here was made so Max has every button he has pressed by Goofball. From mocking him to mocking him and his show so more, it did not feel right to not include him in the trio. At least Burnbot enjoys his company where Max does not.
    • Much to the horror of Max, Goofball made friends with two equally obnoxious ghosts in the form of the Flying Dutchman and Gengar. The Flying Dutchman finds hanging out with Goofball a fun reprieve from his usual activities of haunting around on his ship while Genger loves Goofball because they share so much in common. Max could be heard screaming out of his temple and calling every exorcist out there.
    • And with Max calling every exorcist, he had realized that their services are way too out of budget and opted for the cheaper services of the Ghostbusters. Obviously being familiar with those guys (he did dress as their logo for Halloween), Goofball proves to be a rather finicky ghost to take care of for them. It does not help that they have an on-and-off relationship with Slimer, Goofball’s brother-in-law who abuses his sister. Anyone showing any friendliness to that creep is an enemy on his book.
    • During one of his escapees, Goofball managed to be in close proximity with Gozer and it went as well as one would expect. It was much like how Goofball became one of those spinning gyroscopes where he ended up puking after spinning so much. Goofball really hates Gozer for making him relive that and does not want to be near that entity at all.
    • Made friends with two other pranksters in the name of Kokichi Oma and Bart Simpson. They find having a ghost for a friend amusing and had Goofball incorporated into multiple schemes they have. Goofball happily obliged after seeing the mess that occurs afterward.
    • Is an antithesis to Caspar the Friendly Ghost. In which case for Goofball, he could be called Caspar the Asshole Ghost. Goofball is generally annoyed by Caspar who wants him to act nicer especially to Max but Goofball hikes it in a middle on the monologue, not giving a crap.
    • Hilarious befriended Jack Skellington during one Halloween night where Goofball helped reign mischief across the night by Jack’s side. Rubs it in to Max that he befriended the guy Max dresses for Halloween, much to Max’s scorn.
    • Hates Erma Williams for the fact she hangs out with Slimer that one time. Erma does not really care for Slimer’s relationship with Goofball but Goofball in all of his infinite wisdom tried bringing Erma hell for this. He made her drop her ice cream first. And that was the last time he tried doing anything to her. Even Max was mortified by how Goofball returned.

VIDEO SCORECARD

Ruined lives 21/25
How many losers reading this 2/25
Days it took to fix this thing 18/25
Copy-Pasted Stinger -1/25
Final Score: 40/100

    Moonlight Mask 
Moonlight Mask, Divine Progenitor of Tokusatsu (Gekko Kamen, Moonbeam Man, Inspector Iwai)
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Anime version 
  • Lesser God
  • Symbol: A golden crescent moon
  • Theme Songs: Who is Moonlight Mask?, Gekko Kamen wa Dare Deshou
  • Alignment: Lawful Good with some really Chaotic Good undertones
  • Portfolio: Badass Normal, Badass Biker, Cop Show, Superhero Packing Heat, Guns Akimbo, Hardboiled Detective
  • Domains: Bikes, Justice, Costumes
  • High Priest: Shotaro Ishinomori
  • Followers: All unascended Toku heroes not from the Ultra Series, Kamen Rider, Super Sentai, Metal Heroes, Godzilla, GARO or Power Rangers. They need spotlight too.
  • Allies: All ascended Toku heroes but especially Takeshi Hongo and Hayato Ichimonji/Kamen Riders 1 and 2, Yusuke Godai/Kamen Rider Kuuga, Shinnosuke Tomari/Kamen Rider Drive, Ryotaro Dojima, Jacques Clouseau, Jane Marple, Mamoru Chiba/Tuxedo Mask, Mumen Rider, Bruce Wayne/Batman, Mothra, Leo Mothra, Zorro, Lone Ranger
  • Enemies: SHOCKER, Dark Specter, Ultraman Belial, King Ghidorah, Gigan, Dr. Griffin/Invisible Man
  • Pities: Javert
  • Opposed by: Tohru Adachi
  • Opposes: Judge Dredd, Frank Castle/The Punisher
  • Conflicting Opinion: Godzilla
  • Japanese television’s most relevant contribution aside from anime is the Tokusatsu genre, otherwise known as the shows where people in suits duke it out against each other. The Pantheon has become a hub for many toku deities, but for some reason the Trope Maker of it all has not been present or even mentioned in the slightest. That was until the roar of a motorcycle came cycling into the Pantheon, and its rider being none other than the first of all toku heroes, Moonlight Mask. His arrival was celebrated by all toku heroes thereafter.
  • He is very much proud of the legacy he managed to bring to entertainment, with all toku heroes especially noting they take much after him from the Secret Identity schtick, fighting Mooks, to even battling the first televised Kaiju. The Kamen Riders especially note that the Cool Bikes they use are pretty much traced back to him. Though to be fair, many of the Kamen Riders note they don’t carry actual firearms on them to take care of baddies, something Moonlight Mask always seems to use. Despite being fairly “primitive” as best describe, this makes him stick out from the rest of his toku peers thanks to not having unique powers of his own. He’s just really, really good at his job.
  • A good reason why he’s not mentioned that much is that he was cut down at his prime by an extremely powerful opponent even he can’t defeat: Executive Meddling. Basically some kid tried imitating what he does and more or less fell from a fatal height. Not wanting to be liable, his show was canned by the network. Even though everyone should know this, Moonlight Mask tells people not to try whatever stuff he does.
    • In spite of this massive blow, Moonlight Mask did have a long career ahead of him. He still had many Film Serial coming out after his show’s demise and even a popular anime where he became really popular in South America. Alas, by the time The '80s really rolled around, Moonlight Mask’s story phased out completely (except for one Gag Series almost twenty years after his last movie) though he was content that others would follow in his footsteps would pick off what he left off, which they did BIG TIME.
  • Technically, even he is proceeded by someone else in starting the whole Toku genre. That person being Super Giant, a hero who had appeared in the theaters even before Moonlight Mask arrived onto the scene. Though there is much less known about Super Giant than Moonlight Mask, as ridiculous as that sounds and since Moonlight Mask is the pointed Trope Codifier, Super Giant let Moonlight Mask have this one.
  • Most people don’t know who he looks like underneath his mask, as underneath the outfit is another outfit. The only clue to his identity is the strange detective Inspector Iwai who had claimed to also ascend at the exact same time Moonlight Mask had. Whenever people ask him about Moonlight Mask’s identity he is nowhere to be found but Moonlight Mask is. What could this all mean?
  • A warrior wearing a mask that rides a motorcycle? What a familiar concept! Thanks to this basically inspiring every Kamen Rider ever, Moonlight Mask is considered as the VERY first Kamen Rider even more so than the Kamen Riders 1 and 2 or even the In-Universe examples. Though Moonlight Mask is quite humble on his position, not wanting to be The Mentor role in the slightest.
  • Not really happy that so many once-a-week monsters are running around led by SHOCKER and Dark Specter mostly. Considering he had to go guns blazing on every Mook he saw, Moonlight Mask is going to prove to be quite a surprise on their end.
  • Befriended Yusuke Onedara for the fact he is closely working to the police force like he was. He’s also friends with Shinnosuke Tomari who IS a detective on the force just like himself. He’s closest to these two Kamen Ridersor of the entire Heisei ones for these reasons.
  • Likes how much of a Badass Normal that Mumen Rider is and considers him a true hero when he was willing to give his life away to protect others. Mumen Rider was humbled by Moonlight Mask’s praise though is kinda terrified whenever he sees Moonlight Mask gun down an enemy instead of doing some nonlethal martial arts.
  • Has rather... mixed feelings on Gojira. While Moonlight Mask does praise him for saving humanity from time to time, he is quite certain Godzilla really is apathetic to humans at heart. He sees both Mothras in a better light as they genuinely want to protect the planet.
  • Probably was the inspiration of how Tuxedo Mask dressed himself as. Both Moonlight Mask and Tuxedo Mask are Mysterious Protectors to generally people they swore to protect (the police and Sailor Guardians respectively), so its no surprise they get along. The fact Tuxedo as Moonlight Knight looks like a copy of him to a T is not lost to both of them.
  • Friends with Batman since they are literally both masked superheroes who go around the city at night to stop crime. Helps that both has allies on the police department since Moonlight Mask is a member of said department to aid them in investigating. He’s also friends with a few detectives to replace the his friends who aren’t here.
  • Moonlight Mask thinks that Javert has a real problem when it comes to the Honor Before Reason. Javert would like to retort that Moonlight Mask is now to be under arrest for vigilatism but Moonlight Mask was able to run away from the hellbent Javert without having officer assault on his list. He would have been easily able to kill him but Moonlight Mask swore he would never take a life... at least if you are not a toku enemy that is.
  • His gunho attitude makes him compared with Judge Dredd and The Punisher, a comparison Moonlight Mask does not like since he is neither a Knight Templar or a '90s Anti-Hero who literally mow down people by the dozens. Judge Dredd sees Moonlight Mask as an obstructer of justice while Frank Castle is just annoyed that the hero isn’t as pragmatic as he is. Either way, Moonlight Mask is not on good terms with both of them.
  • Some mistook Moonlight Mask for the Invisible Man thanks looking like he was wearing bandages all around himself. Moonlight Mask went to confront this supposed person who people mistook for him and found a deranged smilarly-dressed man who claimed that Moonlight Mask was copying his look. After a drawn out battle where Moonlight Mask had to fight against an unknown (and nude) opponent, Moonlight Mask was able to win by shooting his enemy once, finding him through the Trail of Blood he was leaving. Unfortunately, Moonlight Mask did not know that Death Is Cheap in the Pantheon, so it was a surprise to see the same person he fought come back again the next day shot him blank in the face. It was... a new expereince to say the least.
  • Kinda creeps Adachi out thanks to being an asskicking detective, thinking Moonlight Mask is coming after him next. While Moonlight Mask does not particular like the murderer, as long as Adachi isn’t doing anything bad, he’s not on his target list. That made Adachi even more depressed, thinking he was not even worth going after.

    Ray Harryhausen 
Ray Harryhausen, God of Stop Motion Animation
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  • Lesser God
  • Symbol: Seven skeleton warriors
  • Alignment: Neutral Good
  • Portfolio: Greek Mythology, Middle Eastern Mythology, Cowboys fighting dinosaurs, Giant monsters
  • Domains: Stop Motion Animation, Giant monsters
  • Followers: Tim Burton, Willis O'Brian, Phil Tippett, many of his creations
  • Allies: Jack Skellington, King Kong, Gwangi
  • Fears: Mabel Pines
  • Ray's temple is guarded by many of his more famous creations, such as the Cyclops, the Ymir, the Giant Octopus, and Mighty Joe Young.
  • Harryhausen's ascension was celebrated by many gods, with Jack Skellington and King Kong chief among the revelers. As a creature of stop-motion animation himself, Jack acknowledges Ray as a father-like figure, while Kong is proud to claim Ray as one of his greatest followers. One of the main attractions at the event was a staged fight between the Man with No Name and Sharptooth, in honor of Ray's love for cowboy/dinosaur fights.
  • Although the Kraken is only truly a follower of Davy Jones, it is known to respect Ray Harryhausen and refuses to harm him.
  • He is one of the sole people Gwangi will not harm, as the dinosaur knows he is the one that created it and respects him for that. As such he can enter Gwangi's valley without the risk of harm by Gwangi or his followers.
  • His craft is feared by Mabel Pines, due to her fear of stop motion animation.
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    The Warriors of Light (8-Bit Theater) 
The Warriors Of Light, Divine Quartet Of Gaming Webcomics (The Light Warriors, the Blight Warriors. Members include Black Mage Evilwizardingtonnote , Fighter McWarriornote , Red Mage Statowskinote  and Thiefnote )
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Clockwise from the top: Black Mage, Red Mage, Thief, Fighter

Demigods

    Oggy, Joey, Marky, and Dee Dee 
Oggy, Joey, Marky, and Dee Dee, Gods of Deranged Animation and the Zany Cartoon
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Oggy
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Joey
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Marky
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Dee Dee
  • Demigods
  • Symbol: For Oggy, a statue of Oggy holding a mailbox; for the roaches, the letters J, M and DD
  • Theme Song: For your listening pleasure...
  • Alignment: Neutral Good, sometimes True Neutral for Oggy, Chaotic Neutral for the roaches
  • Portfolio:
  • Domains: Felines, Slapstick
  • Herald: Olivia and Jack
  • High Priests: Zig & Sharko
  • Allies:
  • On speaking terms with: The House of Food (Oggy only)
  • Enemies:
  • Opposes: Huehuecoyotl (Oggy only)
  • Friendly Enemy: Each other
  • Fear: Villager (Cockroaches only)
  • Oggy is a blue cat living in a house somewhere in Europe. Despite living a relatively simple life, he is constantly tormented by three cockroaches, Joey, Marky and Dee Dee. This insect trio more or less exists to torture Oggy and steal his food. And while the roaches do occasionally get away with it, they do sometimes get their comeuppance.
  • One morning, many of the deities are suddenly awakened by loud noises from outside their temples. They went out to see the blue cat chasing the cockroaches, who are carrying his food supply. When the gods in the Main House was informed of this fact, they eventually identify them as Oggy and the Cockroaches, famous characters from France. They eventually allow the four to have a spot in the Pantheon.
  • Their home in the pantheon consists of two parts. One resembling a furnished house where Oggy lives, and the other being air vents where the cockroaches lurk. This is where most of their conflicts take place, though they also frequently cause mayhem elsewhere in the Pantheon.
  • Oggy and the roaches frequently visit the House of Weapons, looking for weapons good enough to outdo each other.
  • The roaches are considering pranking Oggy by sneaking Mystery Food X into his cabinet and hope Oggy will eat it. This has thankfully yet to happen, due to other deities stopping such attempts.
  • Oggy:
    • Oggy gets along with most fellow felines in the Pantheon, most notably Bastet, due to her rule over cats. He also struck friendship with Ichigo Momomiya due to her appearance.
    • Oggy is a regular visitor to the House of Food, due to his love of eating. For this reason he also gets along with Kirby, another big eater. Oggy rarely invites him, though, for fear that he will deplete Oggy's supply.
      • He gets along with many deities who like to eat.
    • He has a low opinion on any deity who will willingly prank him, or others, and steal their food. Aside from the roaches themselves, Screwy Squirrel is one of his biggest enemies due to his nature.
    • He gets along well with Hoto Cocoa and the Rabbit House crew due to his love of cuisine. Everytime the roaches try to steal from them, both are quick to team up and fight them.
    • Frequently, Oggy will even visit the House of Profession to take various jobs. Sometimes he invites his cousin Jack. This almost invariably just ended with them, and involved deities, being tormented by the roaches.
    • He is know to have a girlfriend named Olivia, who he ultimately marries. He sometimes likes to invite her to the Pantheon for a vacation.
    • Apparently, he fears mice at one point, though he no longer displays this traits later. He also dislikes water, which is also no longer the case later on.
  • Cockroaches:
    • Due to the roaches' nature, the roaches have very few allies. The House of Food particularly puts them on their red list due to their hobby of stealing food.
      • A particularly bad case is when they decide to raid Kirby's temple. Upon coming face to face with the pink puffball, they underestimate his capabilities and attack him. It didn't end well, and from that day they consistently run away from him whenever he approaches. Other deities who like to eat also similarly despise them, though none of those are nearly as powerful as Kirby and so they will pester and steal from them as they wish regardless.
      • And on a related note, quite a lot of deities oppose them since that whenever they're not stealing food, they just pull pranks on them. This gets to the point where Oggy occasionally bonds with those deities to get back at the roaches.
    • One of the very few allies they have is Hollow Knight. When they decide to prank The Radiance one day, they severely underestimate her capabilities. They were very nearly toast, until the Knight appears to save them. From that day on, they swear to never show malice to the little guy.
      • Speaking of insects, Marky once tried to romance Queen Sectonia. He almost ended up destroyed before his cohorts saved him.
    • The roaches spend their days looking for fellow cockroaches in the Pantheon. The closest thing they found are the Terraformars. Unfortunately, they're not as docile as they think. In fact, they are so dangerous that they are willing to team up with Oggy and several other deities who otherwise oppose them to fight the Terraformars.
    • Dee Dee, due to his love of eating, has made an odd friendship with Stocking. The two has been exchanging sweets since they met. Though this might be part of a gambit involving Dee Dee.
      • Similarly, they get along with King K. Rool as they heard of him liking to steal bananas and seeing many thing in common with him.
    • They fear the Villager, due to his love of catching insects. The Villager is one of the very few deities they will leave alone.
  • They also have an additional seat in Theatric Convention.

Quasideities

    Don Bluth 
Donald Virgil "Don" Bluth, God of Western Animation
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  • Quasideity
  • Symbol: The Secret of NIMH original poster (not the cutesy DVD cover made later)
  • Alignment: Lawful Good
  • Portfolio: Talking Animal Movies, Nightmare Fuel, Sad Movies, WTF? Moments, Dead Parents
  • Domain: Craft
  • Followers: Butch Hartman, Bob Schooley and Mark McCorkle, Craig McCracken, Genndy Tartakovsky, Jeff Goode, John R. Dilworth
  • Allies: Walt Disney (his former boss, plus previous holder of the title)
  • Underlings: Mrs. Brisby, Charlie Barkin, King Gator, Chanticleer, Fievel Mousekewitz and all The Land Before Time deities
  • His work was loved by the other members of the Pantheon so much, they made him a god.
  • Was once high priest of the former holder of this position, Walt Disney, until he retired from it in the early 1980s.
  • Of late, a petition is beginning among some of the gods that John Lasseter or Hayao Miyazaki should step up and take over the mantle. Many point out that Lasseter is not without faults as well, and that Miyazaki has announced his retirement in feature film making (not to mention being a creator of anime and not western animation). The case is currently under review in The Court of the Gods.
  • He's not a fan of ANY sequel made of his movies— and not for any reasons of quality. He's said that he can never get over all the stuff he would have done differently himself had he directed any of the movies when he watches them. This does mean ALL sequels of his movies, even the time Fivel went west.
    • Despite that, he has a warm relationship with Littlefoot despite being God of Sequels, and has stated that it's because of characters like him that he isn't surprised so many sequels of his all his movies have been made.
  • His glare can stop any god dead in their tracks, as the Nostalgia Critic was unfortunate enough to find out. He's brought enough ill fate to his own characters that people shudder to think what he'd do to characters he didn't make.

    Muto Ashirogi (Moritaka Mashiro and Akito Takagi) 
Moritaka Mashiro and Akito Takagi, Gods of Fictional Mangakas (Muto Ashirogi | Mashiro: Saikou | Takagi: Shuujin, Shuuto)
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Left: Mashiro. Right: Takagi
  • Quasideities
  • Symbol: A portfolio with their mangas (Detective Trap, Perfect Crime Club, Tanto and Reversi)
  • Theme Music: Blue Bird (Mashiro), Dream of Life (Takagi)
  • Alignment: True Neutral with Neutral Good leanings
  • Portfolio:
  • Domains: Anime and Manga, Love and Friendship, Postmodernism and Narrative.
  • Heralds: Miho Azuki (Moritaka's girlfriend/wife in the Grand Finale), Kaya Miyoshi (Akito's wife), every other mangaka from Bakuman。 (Except Taro Nanamine).
  • Allies: Touma Kamijou, Guy Shishioh, Yuji Sakai, Alice Liddell/Kingsleigh, The ToQgers (and any ascended and non-ascended members of the Toku Base), Estonia, Tsubaki Yayoi, Hinata Hyuga, Mikuru Asahina, Usagi "Serena" Tsukino/Sailor Moon, Masaya Aoyama, Ron Weasley, L Lawliet, Aila Jyrkiäinen
  • Odd Friendship with: Light Yagami (kind of), Mello, Ryuk
  • Rivals: Eiji Niizuma
  • Enemies: Airy, Herr D. D. Drosselmeyer
  • Admires: Everyone hailing from Shonen Mangas (especially if they are from Shonen Jump or their story is "dark shonen"), especially Rohan Kishibe.
  • Admired by: Yayoi Kise, Murakumo, Nagi Sanzen'in
  • Opposes: Unreasonable Fandoms
  • Uneasy around: Tharja
  • They ascended after they got their Manga Reversi made into an Anime. It took them lots of research, moral-testing, effort and patience but they actually did it!
  • The first thing they did after moving all of their stuff into The new studio that is their temple was to go autograph-hounding since they couldn't believe that the characters they have been reading were real.
  • For your information, their real names are Moritaka Mashiro and Akito Takagi. Muto Ashirogi is just a pen name they use for themselves as a whole since they work together on their Mangas. They are not related to Yugi Muto in any way for this reason (though they do get along).
    • Also, their "followers" aren't so much followers as they're rivals. All of them are trying to get their position or to get ascended in any other way to keep competing, so they will resent it if you call any of them that (At least in front of them). In particular, Eiji Niizuma seems to be eager to accomplish either one...
  • They seem to get along with the ToQgers and Alice, both of whom seem to be really impresed with their creativity at the time of making a story.
  • In spite of prefering unconventional Shonen premises (AKA "dark shonen"), they only make those for the sake of creating interesting stories for the entertainment of everyone. It's for this reason that they don't like Drosselmeyer at all, who creates angsty stories for angst's sake and makes all of his living characters suffer.
  • Can be found in their temple most of the time, brainstorming ideas for their mangas or working on the manga. Or researching in the Library, or in the House of Love, in their honeymoon with their wives.
    • Mashiro met Tsubaki Yayoi there, who thought that the reason why he started working on manga (his love for Miho that he managed to get married with her) was so romantic. He wasn't able to do anything but blush and nod to all of her statements and avoided the House of Love after his honeymoon ended for a while. Mind you, he did like Tsubaki as a friend but the subject is still a bit awkward for him.
  • They are admired by the Doujinshi-Makers Nagi Sanzen'in, Yayoi Kise and Murakumo since they represent what they want to become. They respond to this by giving them tips and advice and telling them to never give up on their dream.
    • Hiyori Tamura also likes them but she horrifies them. Not only did they not like to find out that the Doujinshi she made was all about... that, it definitely horrified them when they saw that one was about them.
  • Mashiro has become friends with Sailor Moon, Hinata Hyuga and Mikuru Asahina. He wasn't really expecting girls to have a voice similar to Miho. He has wondered if he should write a manga from Hinata's perspective so Miho could ascend to voice her. He and Takagi were also very amused to hear her voice in Aila Jyrkaiänen.
    • The same could not be said about Airy. Mashiro cringed and really hated to hear her voice from such a vile villain and hopes she never voices someone like her.
    • While she might not be that evil, hearing Miho's voice from Tharja has given both mangakas the creeps.
  • At first Ashirogi believed that Eiji Niizuma ascended but it wasn't the case, they just heard Accelerator from the distance. Ironically, Accelerator himself confused Mashiro for Touma Kamijou. Much laughter ensued from Takagi's side. They eventually met with Touma and befriended him.
    • Takagi practically had a field day when he heard his partner's voice coming from Ataru Moroboshi and Guy Shishioh, since he couldn't believe that his friend could sound so "perverted" or hot-blooded. Mashiro once tried to pay him with the same coin... And failed because the only god in the Pantheon who sounded similar to him was Yuji Sakai, who really doesn't sound so different from him.
  • Don't mention the name Taro Nanamine on their presence, EVER. Muto Ashirogi might not be as dangerous as Tron but gosh does it have the same effect as mentioning Dyson. The reason being that he's a deluded fanboy, a cheating cheater that cheats and is an utter disgrace to the very trope they represent.
  • Another thing that annoys them to no end is Fan Dumb. When Nanamine was eventually spotted near their temple, Yayoi, Murakumo and Nagi drove him away from there. This earned them a scolding from Ashirogi as soon as they got Nanamine out of the Pantheon, telling them that nobody deserves to be lynched on like that by crazy fans. They are talking from experience. Especially Mashiro.
    • This has made Mashiro bond with Masaya Aoyama and Ron Weasley, who get A LOT MORE of this treatment.
  • Despite Shonen being their area of expertise, they seem to know a lot about the writers and writing process behind the members of the Toku Base. In fact, that knowledge and their rival's words inspired them to make one of their mangas. They seem like they could get along with any of them (apart from the aforementioned ToQers).
  • Currently working on a manga based on Jin Kisaragi, on Tsubaki's request. They have decided to call it Blue Ice Prince Jin Kisaragi.
  • When Rohan ascended, he instantly declared them rivals. The two were happy to see another Shonen Jump character ascend, and look up to him greatly.

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