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Here lies the House of Heroes, who fight against destruction. These Gods' goals are peace and harmony, to restore order. Beware that some are less than noble in pursuit of this goal. This house was founded when several of the heroes such as Superman and Spider-Man decided they wanted a place to rest instead of the perpetual war in the house of heroes and villains. While many of the elder gods were uneasy at the thought of another hero/villain house split after the first experiment, the case eventually went all the way to the court of the gods, where a very tired and irritated Johnson ordered the house split up because, "All that noise makes sleeping very difficult for the rest of us! I tolerate the house of beasts out of necessity, but split the others up for now. Let them scheme in their own houses." Jean Luc-Picard facepalmed at this utterly arbitrary decision, but the decision passed with surprisingly little argument. The only dissenter was Harvey Dent, but after flipping a coin, he ultimately decided for it too, though it did create the awkward situation of him needing to drag himself between houses depending on his coin flip on who he was going to visit on off time.


Most of the resident Heroes are just glad to finally rest without needing to take watches to prevent their throats from being slit by the Villains. However, their only exception is a form of Enemy Mine when it comes to fighting The Anti-Monitor.

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The Paragon Quintet of Hope

Arusu, God of Legendary Heroes and Heroic Lineages (Erdrick, Loto, Roto, Hero, Three, Arus, Insert Name Here, The Legendary Hero)
  • Greater God
  • Symbol: A stylized bird of prey, the symbol on his shield
  • Theme Song: Adventure
  • Alignment: Lawful Good in manner, politics, and tactics, with forays into Chaotic Good whenever he sees something valuable
  • Portfolio: THE Hero of Dragon Quest fame, been known by many names, woke up to see the king to be given his father's quest on his birthday, Magic Knight, Playing with Fire, Shock and Awe, Legendary Heroes, Ancestral Weapons, Heroic Lineage, always be called as a son, had an adventure before the first two games
  • Domain: Heroism, War, Legends
  • Heralds: The Scion of Erdrick, The Prince of Midenhall, Eleven/The Luminary
  • High Priest: Carrot Ironfoundersson
  • Followers: Maxim, Leonhardt Ragnal
  • Allies: Eight, Nine, Link, Robin (the tactician), Goku, Superman, Spider-Man, Cosmos, Mario, Sora, Harry Potter
  • Rivals: Warrior of Light, Rimuru Tempest
  • Enemies: Galeem and Dharkon, Bowser and other Evil Dragons, Darth Sidious, Voldemort, Ganondorf, Xehanort, Junko Enoshima
  • On his 16th birthday, Arusu went out to see the king, and he was given the task to finish his father's quest to defeat Baramos. As he gathered allies to help his on his quest to finish what his father started, Arusu and his allies took down the evil that pledged the world. When Arusu finished his quest, he was given the title of Erdrick, Mightiest of all heroes.
  • For anyone curious, Erdrick is only a title, not a name. You are free to still call him Erdrick, but he prefers Arusu.
  • Most people agree on his outfit, equipment, and personality, but there appears to be some sort of individual-specific perception filter over gender and name. But as of recently, people are more used to seeing Arusu as he is now, as a male.
  • Anyone bearing his blood in their veins has the potential to be a hero capable of slaying the devil himself.
  • Has absolutely no idea where his descendant found that "Erdrick's Helmet" of his, and stalwartly maintains that he never found nor crafted any such thing, and that it was probably created later to fit the design style of his custom-made legendary armor, shield, and sword.
    • It was as if a million antiques dealers cried out in agony, and were suddenly silenced.
  • Arusu actually has been ascended before, but he simply vanished without anyone noticing he was there to begin with. But he is glad to be back, and he is now given more appreciation for his legacy being more beloved.
    • As he reestablished his temple, he met two other Dragon Quest heroes, Eight and Nine. Both have heard of his legacy of how he ventured through various lands, and they are more connected with Arusu, as Eight had help from the Godbird Empyrea who was actually Ramia, who helped Arusu on his adventure, and Nine had encountered his enemies Baramos and Zoma.
  • Since he is from the time prior the merging of Square Enix, Arusu is rather hesitant to meet any of the Final Fantasy deities. The Warrior of Light was rather welcoming to Arusu, and even though they are all at peace, Arusu does wish to duel with the Warrior of Light when they have the chance, since he sees the Warrior as a worthy rival.
  • What got Arusu curious is that when he isn't called Erdrick, he was also called Goku. Arusu and Goku did meet, and they are rather confused on why Arusu was mistaken for Goku. Goku does know that Arusu has heart, and Arusu notes that he is indeed a mighty warrior.
  • Arusu also met with Crono, who also looks similar to him and Goku. Though it's ironic since that Arusu is from Enix, and Crono is from Square prior to the merger. Crono did share that they share experience of waking up in the morning to start their adventure.
  • Arusu was rather sad since there are no more Blue Slimes.
  • Speaking of slimes, Arusu found a slime that was different than those from his world, and believes it would be easy to take it down, only for it to give him a challenge.
    • When Arusu was tired out, the weird slime was revealed to be Rimuru, and Arusu admits to Rimuru that they fought like a Metal Slime rather than a regular slime. In fact, Arusu said if Rimuru had a crown, then they would be considered a Metal King Slime. But Rimuru would be fine just the way he is. But Rimuru would still love a rematch with Arusu, as long as he remembers to not underestimate him again.
  • Arusu absolutely dislikes Evil Overlords. With Darth Sidious, he was disgusted on how he corrupted Anakin Skywalker by manipulating on his destiny. He also had this feeling with Voldemort, with how on his way to seek immortality, it created dark magic.
    • At the same time, he respects Harry Potter for having the mission to bring him down.
  • With Ganondorf, his countless motives to conquer or destroy Hyrule reminds him of how his villains seek to conquer the lands.
  • Arusu has a history of fighting dragons, and there are plenty of evil dragon deities that fear him considering that he is a famous dragon slayer.
    • Bowser in particular is not afraid to take down Arusu, but he wasn’t able to last 3 minutes without him being taken down by a critical hit. Even then, Bowser still doesn’t care about Arusu and his title of being a legendary hero.
  • As for Mario, he was given respect by the red plumber. And with Link, they have a very strong bond as if they are connected for a very long time, but neither doesn’t know the exact reason. Out of all of anyone who can be considered heroes, Mario and Link are the heroes that Arusu respects the most, and they respect Arusu back.
    • Other heroes including Superman and Spider-Man don’t know what to think of Arusu. They think of him as courageous for his quest, and Arusu would love to get to know how they can be heroes in their own ways.
  • And there happens to be one more hero Arusu has sympathy for. Sora. Arusu feels bad for Sora for going through tough trials and tribulations, such as losing Kairi during the second Keyblade War, but he praises Sora for being selfless by sacrificing his own life to save her, as well as using his light in his heart to save his friends, and he would consider him a great hero next to Mario and Link.
    • That being said, he is not fond of Xehanort and how he seeked darkness against the light. Even though Arusu knows that Xehanort wanted to use Kingdom Hearts to wipe clean the world from evil and end the endless war between light and darkness, it doesn’t excuse the fact that he was the one that started the chaos all over again with Terra, Ventus and Aqua.
  • And then there’s Junko. Oh goodness, he absolutely despises Junko. She may not be an evil overlord or monster like his other enemies, but the fact that she leaves chaos even after her first killing game is what made his ticked. But the breaking point is that Junko is obsessed with despair just for fun. She may be human, but he shakes in fear in thought of what happens if she had powers like the other villains that he knows...
  • Many were anticipating his arrival for a certain tournament, and he made his entrance by saving the Luminary, the one who was the central stage for the invitation, when he was in danger, with the help of Eight and Solo, they all help take down Dharkon's forces. He also had help from the other Dragon Quest heroes, including Nine and his descendants.
  • Believe it or not, Arusu isn't the first hero to be renamed as Erdrick, that honor goes to his possible ancestor, Eleven, AKA the Luminary, whose story took place before his.

    Clark Kent/Kal-El/Superman 
Clark Kent, God of Superheroes (Superman, Superboy I, Nightwing, Kal-El, Jordon Elliot, Supes, Smallville, The Man of Tomorrow, The Last Son of Krypton, The Man of Steel, The Metropolis Kid, The Big Blue Boyscout, Earth's Adopted Son, The Spirit Of Hope, The Blur, Clark White)
  • Greater God (Overdeity if near a blue star or as Superman Prime One Million)
  • Symbol: A shield with an "S" on it
  • Theme Song: John Williams' theme for him, His TAS theme or Hans Zimmer's take
  • Alignment: Lawful Good
  • Portfolios: Giving Hope To Those Who Have None, Heroes Dressed in Primary Colors, Inexplicably Good Disguises, Lots and Lots of Powers, Flying Catches, Specific Weaknesses, Getting Away With Being So Overpowered, Being Cool While Almost Always Winning, Caped Heroes, Paragons, Ideal Heroes, Adorkable, All Loving Heroes, Farm Boys, Speeches About Overcoming Limitations
  • Domains: Truth, Justice, Hope, The American Way (formerly), Tolerance, Freedom, Family, Power, Superheroics
  • Herald: Jonathan Samuel Kent (his son)
  • Allies:
  • Rival: Statesman
  • Friendly Rivals with: Son Goku
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork with: Lobo, Jason Todd/Red Hood, Zeus
  • Enemies:
  • Did you say there's someone who needs help ASAP? Fear not, because this looks like a job for Superman!
    • Also, the GUAG will sometimes mock their enemies right before his arrival. "Look! Up in the Sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Superman!"
  • Doomed planet. Desperate scientists. Last hope. Kindly couple. These eight words abridge what may be the most well-known origin story in all of comics. When the planet Krypton was in its dying throes, the scientist, Jor-El, and his wife, Lara, were forced to make an impossible decision: send their only son, the baby Kal-El, to another planet using a small rocket. The planet they chose was Earth, whose yellow sun, opposed to Krypton's red one, Rao, would give him incredible, superhuman abilities. Upon making its way to Earth, the rocket crashed in Smallville, Kansas, where it was found by Jonathan and Martha Kent, two farmers who adopted the young child and named him "Clark Kent". Clark eventually moved from the modest town of Smallville to the bustling city of Metropolis, where he established himself as both Clark Kent, mild-mannered reporter for the Daily Planet, and Superman, defender of truth and justice.
  • Superman's adventures have been so varied and numerous that listing all of his accomplishments, allies, and his influences on the rest of the Pantheon could keep us here a while. Just watch for him when he's in one of his moods.
  • As their philosophies, color schemes, and do-gooder attitudes are very compatible, Superman meets regularly with Optimus Prime and Captain America. Rumors that they make secret plans to thwart Evil are entirely unfounded. Everyone knows that they get together to play Bridge. Whatever that is. Surely the most powerful of superheroes, the robotic Messiah, and the first Avenger can get together without making plans, right?
  • Some might mock him for being old fashioned, but his closest allies will be quick to remind him that, "I believe in you."
  • Most of the villains hate his guts, as his Super Speed, Super Strength, and other parts of his Superpower Lottery makes him a very persistent foe that is NOT easily gotten rid of (without a healthy dose of kryptonite of course).
  • Has fought Son Goku to test their powers many, many times with no certain conclusion, except for that one time when they were nowhere near a yellow sun. Oh, and that other time which has the distinction of being one of the greatest friendly fights in Pantheon history. After a long and grueling battle which saw the constructed Earth battlefield destroyed, with aftershocks going beyond the vast energy field of Death Battle and taking every house of the Pantheon to clean up, Superman was declared victorious.
    • They were both scolded by the latter's wife for their carelessness during the battle.
    • He has agreed to a rematch with Goku, after the latter gained his Super Saiyan God form. Every house would prepare for defenses. Luckily, Superman didn't want their battle to cause severe collateral damage like last time, so he opted to end the fight quickly and cleanly by frying Goku's brain, leaving the Saiyan with a splitting headache after it was over. Sometime after this, Goku claimed he is finished with fighting Superman because if he were to ever win, he would have nothing left to strive for.
    • It should be noted that, in contrast to the vicious rivalry amongst their fandoms, Superman and Goku are actually great friends. They enjoy food from each other's cultures, bear strong respect for each other's respective dedication to good, and have come to the other's aid against their greatest ascended foes. When the two challenged each other next, it was to a rap battle.
  • In an alternate universe, he is a tyrant—if he had just one bad day. But to Superman, this still doesn't affect his reputation. Personally, however, the vision kind of shook his conviction, realizing that he could end up the same as his tyrannical version. He's asked not just close friends like Batman, but also the likes of Captain America to either come with a backup plan or work together to keep the morale, to never let that happen, continuing to live in what he'd call "The World of Cardboard".
    • That tyrannical version of himself eventually became a motive for him to grab a shard of X-Kryptonite and take part in "The Pantheonic Rebellion".
    • And on top of that, said tyrannical version got a place in the Pantheon, much to his dismay.
    • After her ascension, he tried to keep Lois away from this version as far as possible because the last time he saw them having a romantic evening in the House of Love, Regime Superman ended up consumed by jealousy and grief over a life he could have had and kidnapped Lois and tried to kill him in an attempt to make her love him. Needless to say, Clark was not pleased and flew to the House of Fear to rescue her. Because both of them have the same level of power, their fight lasted for hours, destroying most of the house in the process. It took Regime Superman having a Villainous Breakdown after Lois declared that she would never, out of her own free will love him as he is too different from the Clark she knew, loved and respected for the Pantheon to subdue him.
  • High-Fived and became friends with Yui Kirigaya, a kind-hearted Artificial Intelligence and fellow adopted child, after finding out how the sweet little girl also kicked the ass of an otherwise-invincible monster that tried to threaten her mother. General Zod, freshly traumatized from having his face ground into a cornfield for threatening Clark's mother, now nervously whistles and quietly walks away whenever Yui appears after finding out how her ability carved those who threatened HER parents into confetti with a giant flaming sword.
  • Astonishingly, despite being called the Big Blue Boyscout, Clark doesn't own a single badge.
  • Many in the Pantheon were shocked when they noticed that Clark shares a voice base with Sephiroth. Not only that, but watching some of his old family home videos that were sent by Ma Kent, his younger self sounded like Sasuke Uchiha. When people imagine how Superman sounds like, these two are the least likely. On the other hand…
  • Once reached the ultimate form of badassery when he held both Cap's shield and Mjolnir at the same time. However, many in the Pantheon were peeved when it was revealed that Supes was only able to lift the hammer because Odin lifted the 'most worthy' enchantment. Many believe the Marvel universe is too cynical to think someone from another universe would be worthy of wielding the mighty Mjolnir, though others point out that Superman is too purely good to fit the "worthiness" standards of a warrior race (albeit a noble one) like the Asgardians.note 
  • Don't question how just because he's a Kryptonian means that he's not even a man (or god, or whatever) and shouldn't care of Earthlings. Especially if you're not a human yourself. Supes' response is:
    • While punching them in the gut.
  • Many of the Pantheon couldn't help but find his childlike wonder of still believing in Santa Claus to be admirable. He would mention how Santa would wrap his gift with lead so he couldn't peek at what's inside with his x-ray vision. Others, however, point out that it would most likely have been his parents that wrapped his gifts. He didn't listen to those people.
    • Clark was left speechless when he actually met Saint Nicolas himself. Santa mentioned how Clark is always on the top of the Nice List.
  • Contrary to how most writers may think, Clark is perfectly capable of living a normal life without his powers. In fact, his most desired dream is living a normal life as a farmer like his dad and raising a family. He is Clark Kent first and Superman second, even though he understands that for better or worse, the world will always need Superman.
  • Reminds people that he had the 'ice castle' long before Queen Elsa.
  • Doesn't stay in the House of Heroes too long as he is mostly flying around the Trope Pantheon offering assistance to anybody who needs it no matter how big or how small.
  • His relationship with Bruce Wayne/Batman tends to vary. Most times they act like friends who do bicker with each other. Other days, they act like the best of friends. Though, in the most extreme cases, the two might actually hate each other. Though, most would ignore any reality that have them acting like that.
  • Superman fully trusts Nightwing. Dick Grayson was one the first heroes to whom he revealed he had a cousin. He finds Kara's crush on Dick amusing if troubling given Dick's fame. However he heard rumors that Pre-Crisis Kara and Dick got married in an alternate future, and he wished them the best.
  • Being the All-Loving Hero that he is, he does show actual sympathy to some of his enemies. The biggest being Lex Luthor as there have been times where Clark has shown concern for the villain. Might be the fact that in at least in one reality the two were actually best friends and Lex suffered under the heel of a semi-abusive father. Of course, even Supes has his limits on how much he could tolerate Lex.
    • Has been weirded out that there are people, mostly teen girls, that actually ship him and Lex. Especially in their younger selves. Since he and Lex used to be the former Gods of Hero-Villain Subtext.
  • When General Zod ascended, the whole House of El (Superman, Supergirl, Power Girl, Jor-El, Kon-El/Superboy, and Lois Lane) declared they will NEVER kneel before Zod, no matter how much he demands it, and they WILL kick his butt before banishing him to the Phantom Zone if he tries to force them. And then the Bat-Family declared they would side with the Super-Family when he tries anything. Zod promptly shut up, but Superman knows his old enemy is merely biding his time.
  • Mongul once blackmailed Superman into fighting the Martian Manhunter and retrieving the key which gave access to Warworld. Mongul managed to steal the key and start Warworld, but he didn't expect that Superman and Supergirl would defeat him and destroy his super-weapon. Mongul declared he would take revenge on Superman and used the Black Mercy — a plant that creates an ideal fantasy world for the person it latches onto, with tearing it off as painful as tearing off one's limb — to torture him with dreams of being a family man on Krypton. After forcing himself to wake up, Superman — the ultimate nice guy — had only one thing to say to Mongul:
    Superman: BURN.
  • Mr. Mxyzptlk loves to prank Superman and see him think his way out of sticky situations. Superman is not amused by his pranks at all, but given the alternative, he is willing to put up with his jokes.
    • Proving that he doesn't understand the Man of Steel at all, he once temporarily amped Supergirl's power levels up and removed her weakness to Kryptonite to humiliate Superman. Superman's reaction was considering that maybe he should be his cousin's sidekick.
  • Admires many of the younger heroes in the Pantheon like Kouta Kazuraba, Aang, Korra, and even Steven Universe. He feels that these people are the next generation of aspiring heroes.
  • Superman and Goku once fought an enraged Yui Ikari to keep her from killing Haruhi Suzumiya. While the two powerhouses did their best to try to stop her, Yui nearly succeeded in her task but was finally stopped by her own son, Shinji Ikari. After finding out the reason for the rampage, Haruhi's constant abuse of the Reset Button on Shinji, Clark felt responsible for Shinji's plight by not realizing his suffering sooner. Though, the Third Child assures him it's not his fault. Despite the reassurance, Clark vowed to try to never let Shinji suffer again.
  • While Supes has always been seen as the ultimate Ideal Hero and has shown compassion to even his enemies, and once tried to save his killer, Doomsday, there is one person that he hates with every fiber of his Kryptonian being: Darkseid. The reason for this is because Darkseid once kidnapped and brainwashed Clark into being his personal conqueror and made him attack his own adopted planet of Earth. This action would have dire consequences as most of Earth's people would fear and mistrust him and even made one of his most trusted allies betray him. Darkseid kidnapping his cousin Kara and brainwashing her into becoming his slave didn't make Superman like him, either. Darkseid might be one of the only person that Supes would be willing to kill. But thankfully, his friends are always there to stop him.
    • To be fair, there was at least one instance where Superman killed Darkseid… with a song! Needless to say, Darkseid has not forgotten this humiliation and promises to destroy Superman and everything he holds dear.
  • Superman also utterly loathes Brainiac. During one of their battles, the green-skinned super-villain — who had previously reduced and kidnapped Kandor and dozens of alien cities — shrank and stole Metropolis, kidnapped Supergirl intending to turn her into his newest guinea pig, insulted Earth and mankind, insulted Superman for considering himself human, tried to blow the Sun and Earth up, and murdered Superman's dear foster father while planning to kill his foster mother as well. There's no telling of how many villains Superman has fantasized about going after and brutally beating to death.
    • To be fair, there was one instance where Superman actually felt compassion for Brainiac, as the Coluan had lost his family and his constant search for knowledge across the galaxy were partially motivated as an attempt to get them back. Unfortunately, Brainiac rejected Superman's mercy and reaffirmed his enmity against the Man of Steel, proving once and for all that he was well beyond redemption.
  • He wasn't happy when he heard about another member of his Rogues Gallery, Metallo, ascending. That said, Superman is pretty sure that he or his cousin can take on Corben if he makes trouble. He has been warned, though, that a Metallo nearly got them both killed in an alternate universe. Superman is also aware of the irony that his Kryptonite-powered nemesis and his cousin showed up in his world at the same time.
  • Was overjoyed when his long-time love interest Lois Lane ascended to the Pantheon.
  • Clark has been frequently asked if he can bleed, which he found amusing at first, then annoying after a while.
  • The Houses of Heroes, Love and Family had a collective celebration when Clark and Lois revealed that, against all odds, they were able to conceive a child: a boy named Jonathan Samuel Kent. It happened when Clark and Lois were involved in an event simply known as the Convergence. Jon serves as a herald for both his parents and is under protection of his father's cousin.
    • The joys just won’t stop coming for Superman and his family, as Jor-El took up residence in the Pantheon. At long last, father and son met for real and a huge celebration for the House of El ensued. Unfortunately, their relationship has been strained as of late, given Jor-El's activities as both Mr. Oz and as a member of the Circle. Further complicating things between was the fact that Jon, previously a 10-year-old, had been aged seven years in his journeys with Jor-El.
  • One day, while flying in the House of Philosophy, he heard a voice whisper "Superman...". Said voice belonged to The Iron Giant who was in awe of seeing his inspiration. Superman proceeded to have a talk with the giant and the hero was amazed to hear of the Heroic Sacrifice the Giant made, choosing to be "Superman" to save those he loved. Superman honored him as a true hero, and even made the Giant a large 'S' that the Iron Giant can adorn himself with.
  • Dreams save us. Dreams lift us up and transform us. And on my soul, I swear… until my dream of a world where dignity, honor and justice becomes the reality we all share... I'll never stop fighting. Ever.

Cosmos, Goddess of Good and Leader of the Grand United Alliance of Good (Goddess of Harmony)

    Commander Shepard 
Commander Shepard, Deity of Gathering Unusual Parties (The Butcher of Torfannote , Shepard-Commander, Skipper, Loco/Lola, Solomon/Allison Gunn, King of the Boy Scoutsnote , Queen of the Girl Scoutsnote , Hero of the Citadel, Conqueror of the Collectors, Savior of the Galaxy, The Shepard)

    Steve Rogers/Captain America 
Steven Grant Rogers, God of Pride for One's Nation, and Head of Defense (Captain America, The Captain, Cap, Capsicle, Weapon I, Commander Steve Rogers, The Star Spangled Man With A Plan, The Sentinel of Liberty)


    Mr. Satan 
Mr. Satan, God of Fake Ultimate Heroes (Hercule, Mark, The World Champion, The World Martial Arts Champion)
Super Mr. Satan! 
Mr. Satan in GT 
  • Demigod (Greater God as Super Mr. Satan or when empowered by dark magic)
  • Symbol: His gold World Champion belt and white cape
  • Theme Song: Hercule’s Orchestra, Mr. Satan, Legend of Mr. Satan, World Tournament Z-Theme
  • Alignment: Lawful Good, Chaotic Evil when empowered by dark magic
  • Portfolio: Action Survivor, Arbitrary Skepticism, Awesome Mc Coolname, Badass Mustache, Becoming the Mask, Boisterous Bruiser, Born in the Wrong Century, Butt-Monkey, The Chew Toy, Cowardly Lion, Good Parent, Doting Parent, FAKE. ULTIMATE. HERO, Friend to All Children, Jerk with a Heart of Gold, Joke Character, Large Ham, Overprotective Dad, Popularity Power, Porn Stache, The So-Called Coward, Wouldn't Hurt a Child
  • Domains: Courage, Luck, Determination, Loyalty, Strength, Martial Arts, Protection
  • Followers: Don Kanonji, Sena Kobayakawa
  • Allies: Son Videl (his daughter), Fat Majin Buu, Nappa (his manager, when he's not haunting Vegeta), Son Gohan (his son-in-law), Son Goku (his brother-in-law), Android 18, Krillin, Hulk Hogan, Piccolo, Son Chi-Chi, Vegeta, Black☆Star, Android 16, Asura, Edward Newgate, Captain Gordon, Zapp Brannigan, Axel, Captain Qwark, Johnny Cage
  • Rivals: Anyone who presents a threat to his title as World Martial Arts Champion
  • Enemies: Anyone who presents a threat to his fans, family and friends or status, Cell, the other Majin Buu, Fused Zamasu
  • Actually Pretty Funny to: Rin Okumura
  • Not to Be Confused With: Mr. Saturn
  • During the time Son Goku and the Z-Warriors' adventures had taken them off to an alien planet, the 24th World Martial Arts Tournament took place on Earth. A man named Mr. Satan stepped in and combined incredible fighting prowess and charismatic showmanship to win the tournament. Unlike Goku and his strongest foes, however, Mr. Satan and his competition at the time had no ki-based powers or techniques at their disposal.
  • Essentially a big fish in a small martial arts pond, Mr. Satan quickly became a figure of embarrassment to those who know better once they met him at the Cell Games. However, he's actually pretty cunning when it comes to maintaining his image among the unwashed masses, not to mention capitalizing on occasional bouts of fortune. After being eliminated effortlessly by Cell, he cleverly played up excuses about trick explosives and stomachaches to justify the loss in the eyes of his adoring fans, and even took advantage of TV equipment short-circuits and power-induced sandstorms that clouded the view of the battle in order to claim to the public that he returned to action and took down Cell himself, becoming known as the world's hero in the process.
  • Despite being a greedy, lying, skirt-chasing coward and opportunist falling far short of heroic fearlessness, he is still a fundamentally decent, sensitive and kind-hearted human being who wants to make the world a better place and will step up and show moments of tremendous heart and courage when his family, friends, and followers are threatened by evil. His willingness to do good in spite of his cowardice and incompetence against superpowered enemies is enough to earn Piccolo's respect and approval as the "True Champion of the World", effectively declaring him the bravest of all the Z-Warriors. It also caused the heroic members of the Court of the Gods to decide not only to appoint him into the Pantheon, but to declare the Fake Ultimate Hero a worthy substitute as a Paragon of Hope.
    • To wit, his critics-turned-friends first saw these qualities when he risked his life to get Android 16's severed head near Gohan, which led to Gohan's transformation to Super Saiyan 2, AKA Goku's trump card to beat Cell, finally being triggered. Later, he embarked on a brave plan to blow up Fat Majin Buu while pretending to be his friend, but ended up convincing him to stop killing and destroying things instead and then befriending him for real. This led to the goodness implanted in Buu through the Grand Supreme Kai and the pure spirit of destruction that was Buu, in the beginning, becoming separated into two forces, and he and the good Buu wound up playing a major role in evil Kid Buu's defeat on the Sacred World of the Kai. Prominently, he has saved the lives of his pet dog Bee, Vegeta, and even Majin Buu.
  • While his Earth's fans are the only ones in his world to whom he's not Overshadowed by Awesome, there's a handful of normal deities in the Pantheon who genuinely recognize and respect his skills. Among normal combatants, as in those without superpowers, magic, ki skills, high-tech enhancements, super suits, or anything of the sort, he is considered an incredible fighter. He legitimately won his first World Martial Arts Tournament, and defeated every non-powered opponent he faced in all the World Tournaments he appeared in since then. Even dangerously armed criminals are no match for him if they or their weapons aren't somehow enhanced. Again, that's how he became the champion of the world while Goku and the rest of the Z-Warriors were out.
  • Mr. Satan was once a young aspiring fighter named Mark before he started attending the fighting dojo, Satan Castle. (In kana, that would be maaku, which is an anagram of Akuma, which is, you guessed it, is Japanese for "devil".) He quickly rose up the ranks via considerable fighting skill and a fair amount of good luck (i.e. his main rival getting food poisoning), soon becoming the dojo's strongest fighter and earning its title as his public name.
  • Sometimes he will perform or compete under the alternate name Hercule, a nickname people had started calling him at the dojo before his Mr. Satan title was confirmed. This is to avoid any confusion with the Abrahamic Devil when performing for more PG or anti-Son of Dawn audiences, and deities who have trouble with some version of Satan/Lucifer (such as Rin Okumura, who otherwise finds him entertaining) tend to primarily refer to him as Hercule. However, some pockets of these audiences understand the history on both ends and thus accept both professional names, calling him Hercule Satan.
  • In a multiverse where death itself is treated as an inconvenience, Mr. Satan stands out as having Plot Armor so thick he could probably survive getting hit by a nuke through some improbable circumstance. You would think that getting fly-swatted by Cell and attempting to murder Buu via video games would get him killed. And you would be wrong. Prior to meeting Beerus and Whis and getting closely acquainted with the Dragon World's gods, Mr. Satan, Fortuneteller Baba, and Shin have the rare distinction of being the only prominent figures in Goku's world-saving adventures to never die.
  • His head has occasionally appeared as though it was too big for his body. This depends on the moment and what type of condition he's in.
  • He is frequently credited as stronger than any other professional fighter on his Earth, although this usually does not bother any of its actual superhuman heroes, who prefer staying out of the spotlight and living simply to having their world-saving ventures be recognized. However, a few characters are not above blackmailing him about the secret, and after he becomes friends with the Z-Warriors he himself will go out of his way to treat them to money and feasts as his own way of personally thanking them for all they've done.
  • At the age of 57, Mr. Satan retired from the world of martial arts. His official reason for retiring is to give the next generation a chance. However, the truth is that it became impossible for him to continue rigging the tournament without his partner Majin Buu.
  • Mr. Satan ended up being very active as a movie star. Appearing in all sorts of films, he played the role of various types of characters in everything from romance films to action flicks.
    • The film "Satan Legend" starring Mr. Satan was released, which, while it did not do well at the box office, it nevertheless, gained a cult-like popularity among different parts of the world for the special effects which were used to emulate Goku and his friends' techniques in order to fight against the movie's antagonists.
  • Mr. Satan is an incredibly sensitive soul who was able to shed tears for a demon who wiped out the human race, and on top of that had faith that Buu could become a better person. As seen above, that faith was justified.
  • When Trunks won the junior tournament and got an exhibition match against Mr. Satan, Hercule gave him a free shot. He purposely let himself get punched clear out of the ring, as he intended to throw the fight from the start and even tells his assistant that he wouldn't fight a child.
    • Along with not hurting Kid Trunks in their battle, he also comforts some of the losing children of the kids tournament when they start to get upset.
    • Taken into consideration how well he treats his family and children in general, despite how arrogant and chauvinistic he may be, Mr. Satan is very well received and welcomed by every good God in the Pantheon house for Relatives and Family, specifically Piccolo and Edward Newgate.
    • Even Asura is on good terms with him but is annoyed with the fact that Mr. Satan declines every invitation Asura gives him for a friendly battle, after hearing how strong he supposedly is.
  • Even without powers like Goku and his friends, he's helped save the universe twice during the Majin Buu saga. Aside from convincing Buu that killing was wrong, he also used his popularity to help collect the energy of Earth's inhabitants for the Spirit Bomb.
  • After finding similarities in their jobs and personalities, Mr. Satan and Axel have become friends. Black☆Star also enjoys hamming it up with him about being the strongest or the greatest, sometimes good-naturedly against one another but other times both pretending Black☆Star is Hercule's strongest pupil.
  • Hercule had a run-in with Dan Hibiki one time in France, and they engaged in a battle for one minute. Hercule won that fight, though he did get KO'd later by Dan's falling body. They eventually had a rematch in an official Death Battle where Hercule won again. That said, he did apologize for accidentally making Dan explode from swallowing a jukeboxafter he changed pants. This show of ability "corrected" his power level from Quasideity to Demigod.
  • The incredulity of his tall tales in the Dragon World has ascended to the point he's claiming he defeated "the Fearsome Beebus" and became a Physical God whose power lies well beyond that of a God of Destruction. Aghanim's Scepter is capable of making that a reality for 30 seconds at a time, but he has yet to test this new power out against Beerus or someone similar to see how strong he really is.
  • Ever since the events of Dragon Ball Xenoverse, he's not allowed anywhere near any evil deities that can use dark magic or any dark magic artifacts. Long story short, Time Travel and demons were involved somehow, Goku and Cell were fighting, yadda yadda yadda… Basically, the last time he got involved with black magic stuff… things got weird.

Alternative Title(s): Heroes Overdeities And Greater Gods, Heroes Intermediate Gods, Heroes Lesser Gods, Heroes Demigods And Quasideities


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