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    Biollante 
Biollante, Deified Plant-Animal Hybrid (Biolante, Biolannte, Biolantte)
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Rose Biollante 
  • Greater Goddess
  • Symbol: A sihoulette of herself
  • Theme Music: Her theme from Godzilla: Unleashed
  • Alignment: Chaotic Neutral
  • Portfolio: Anti-Villain, Healing Factor, Lightning Bruiser, Planimal, Mix-and-Match Critter, Combat Tentacles
  • Domains: Monsters, Plants, Teeth
  • Allies: Poison Ivy, Fate Testarossa, Rei Ayanami, Yuuka Kazami, Grass type Pokemon
  • Enemies: Godzilla (Maybe Teeth Clenched Team Work on the rare occasion), King Ghidorah, Gigan, Hedorah, Mordremoth, Ragnaros the Firelord, Mesogog
  • Biollante was created via the cells of a rose, Godzilla, and a scientist's deceased daughter. This particular kaiju has two forms: a relatively peaceful rose in her first form and a towering behemoth that's more aggresive and toothy for her second form (not to say that her first form isn't toothy; after all, her tentacles have teeth on them regardless of her form).
  • There's a debate on what's the genetic relationship between her and Godzilla. While their own universe don't consider them related in a family sense, others would disagree. Though, whether they can be consider siblings or parent/child is still a debated issue.
    • So far, Godzilla and Biollante haven't interact with one another. Some think this is a good thing since the last time they met, they were savagely ripping against one another. However, they can put their difference aside when facing evil Kaijus like King Ghidorah, Gigan and Hedorah.
  • When some deities look into Biollante's history, many were confuse on how she still existed. You see, people from the Future transported a pre-radioactive Godzilla out of the place he would of been radiated. If that happen, she wouldn't exist as Godzilla got radiated much later then when she would be born. Yet she still exist regardless. In fact, there's even theories she was the cause of Space Godzilla when her body dissolved and floated into space.
  • Members of the House of Metal & Minerals have tried to bar Biollante from entering their temple. That's because she always spread spores that cause the desolate landscape to grow flowers. It's unknown why she does that. Though, it could be a desire base on her father's wish to bring life to desert lands.
  • Biollante became very close friends with both Fate Testarossa and Rei Ayanami since all three are artificial beings of a person's love ones. However, compare to Fate and Rei, Biollante never had to deal with a abusive parent.
  • Poison Ivy has shown sympathy towards the plant Kaiju. Ivy is also one of the few deity to be able to communicate fully with Biollante since she is part plant as well. She also became close to Yuuka Kazami. Yuuka does care for Biollante like any other plants. And because of that, she willing to unleash wrath to anyone who would hurt her.
  • Just like Godzilla, Mesogog has shown great interest in her genetic material. She wants to gain samples to use for his new Mutation Army.
  • Like many deities who are plants or are connected to them, Biollante despises Ragnaros the Firelord. The Fire elemental dismisses her as another worthless insect and is planning to burn her down.
  • Mordremoth wanted to assimilate Biollante into the Mordrem as one of his minions, so he sent a small horde of Mordrem and one of his commanders to capture Biollante for him. It is not known what the outcome of the battle would have been, but it was interrupted by Godzilla's arrival, forcing the remaining Mordrem to retreat.
  • Can also be found in Miscellaneous Flora.
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    Discord 
Discord, God of Mix-and-Match Critters and Topsy-Turvyness (The Spirit of Chaos and Disharmony, Captain Wuzz, Discord P. Sullivan, Accord, The Spirit of Order, Grogar)
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As Accord 
As Grogar 
  • Greater God (Overdeity in Chaosville)
  • Symbol: A cotton-candy cloud raining chocolate milk, or a tornado
  • Theme Songs: Don Discord (or this theme)
  • Alignment: Chaotic Neutral, bordering on Chaotic Good (formerly Chaotic Evil)
  • Portfolio: Mix-and-Match Crittersnote , Insane Entities of Godlike Power (Sealed Inside Stone For A Time), Heel Face Turns Brought About by Friendship, Mind Games and Trickery, Friendship With the Most Unlikely of Beings, Not THAT Reformed (until going into another Heel–Face Turn), Incapable of Keeping Secrets, Fatal Flaw: Pride, Psychopathic Man Child, Limited Only By His Imagination, Not Thinking Things Through
  • Domains: Chaos, Madness, Manipulation, Trickerysy
  • Allies:
  • Enemies: Lord Tirek, Queen Chrysalis (for kidnapping Fluttershy), King Sombra, Lord Brevon, Alex Mercer, Chaos
  • Commonality Connection with: Alarak
  • Discord used to hold a title in the House of Villains as the God of Disproportionately Evil Villains in Light-Hearted Shows, but his massive power level associated to a tendency to wreak chaos led to his replacement and yet another petrification by means of the Elements of Harmony. Discord's position was taken by Zero, who Discord himself admits is much better suited for the role.
  • Shortly after his second imprisonment, Princess Celestia convinced the Court of the Gods to release Discord on strict probation, claiming that Fluttershy could possibly reform his ways. Sure enough, the pegasus was able to successfully forge an odd friendship with Discord and acts like his Morality Pet. The other gods still exercise extreme caution when dealing with him, as without Fluttershy Discord would likely go back to his old ways, and many are not convinced that his reformation is not simply another trick.
    • Has made frequent visits to meet up with Fluttershy in the newly formed House of Friendship. Many of the gods there have asked Fluttershy how it would be best to approach Discord, but Fluttershy just responds, "Sometimes, we just need to be shown a little kindness." In fact, many gods are amazed to find how deep this friendship goes, to the point that Discord even found himself worried that Fluttershy would hate him for what he was: a being that thrived on chaos. Fluttershy doesn't care though; they are friends and it's because of Discord's chaotic nature that attracted her to him.
  • A certain story has suggested Discord may have been far worse than previously thought. Thus far, neither the princesses nor the Spirits of Harmony have commented on this.
  • Rumor has it that he has personally toyed with Jean-Luc Picard on multiple occasions in the past. Picard has so far declined to comment.
    • When Q himself ascended to the Pantheon, thus (perhaps) proving they're separate entities, he entered the draconequus's temple on his own terms... and did not lose his bearings on the World of Chaos. Once an evil Reality Warper, Discord has tried his best to clean up his image. He accepted Q's invitation and has dedicated himself to reform Q. By which that meant hanging out with lesser deities against their will and trying to help out, with insane results. Cosmos is wary of the pairing, but Princess Celestia has convinced her to let things be. The two coincidentally share the same voice, something that they liked even more. That makes pretending to be each other to Picard and Twilight even easier.
    • Speaking of Cosmos, the first time Discord heard her name, it dredged up bad memories of a body-stealing star-sailing monster that even before his reform, he was willing to work with Luna and Celestia and other leaders to take her down because even before his Heel–Face Turn, he drew the line at wanton murder. Of course, when he met her face-to-face, his fears were quickly unfounded. And when he was convinced one day to talk about that, many don't believe it, and for good reason.
  • Shares a highly antagonistic relationship with Chaos, the God of Discord due the similarities in their names and titles. Chaos thinks Discord is an immature brat, and Discord thinks Chaos is too boring and serious.
  • The Spirit of Chaos shares a rivalry with fellow fan favorite and Spirit of Destruction, Hexxus. Discord thinks of Hexxus that his "parking lots and shiny shopping malls" are too boring, Hexxus thinks Discord's methods are immature and juvenile. The tension between the two has gotten more heated, considering that the only person Discord calls his friend, Fluttershy, values trees and wildlife dearly.
  • As a chaotic entity, he also has a Complexity Addiction, which prevents him from solving things the simple way (like teleporting them away or something), which can easily be exploited against him.
  • For all his power, as proven by Tirek and Chrysalis, his chaos magic is still magic, which means it can be drained, or be nullified by an Anti-Magic field. He can't even fly with his mismatched wings. That said, one has to know how to work his magic to utilize it at his level, as Cozy Glow can attest to after she, Tirek, and Chrysalis drained his magic with the Bewitching Bell.
  • Upon hearing about Jack Skellington's plans for Halloween, Discord decided to pop in and have his own little fun with them. Jack, for the most part, was excited to see Discord make his plans for Halloween greater than he ever imagined and has asked Discord for his help for preparations, and asks that he brings Fluttershy to help out with some of the animals there (and to ensure that Discord doesn't go too far with the preparations).
  • When it comes to dreams, while one would think Discord's still just as powerful given that his magic is powered by his imagination, those whose domain are dreams (such as Princess Luna) actually trump over him. After all, he's a warper of Reality, and dreams don't tend to be in the same scope.
  • Alongside Kefka, one Yayoi Ulshade has gotten a whammy in finding out that Discord also sounds just like her grandfather. Fortunately, thanks to Fluttershy, Discord isn't as malicious to her as Kefka is, and they're adversaries as a result.
  • If Discord gets sick, he'll ask for a glass of water. And then it will escalate into this.
  • After a certain incident inflicted on him by Lord Tirek, Discord declares he now now permanently on the side of good after the things the latter did to him. And he further solidified it with his Heroes' Frontier Step during Queen Chrysalis's takeover of Equestria.
  • After an incident where Fluttershy was a victim of a Mind Rape by Eric Draven (working under Alternate Gentaro's commands), Discord is helping out with "Project: Alternate Gentaro", knowing his chaotic nature makes him immune to the asylum's darkness. He's making sure Fluttershy doesn't become affected by this madness.
  • His followers like to play a song regarding his exploits in the past, and, needless to say, he finds it catchy. He has yet to find out about the original.
  • Several witnesses have claimed to have seen him with R-Dash 5000 units. Discord, however, says he's behind those kinds of things, and eventually got the robot scrapped and removed from the Pantheon.
  • Giratina is utterly confused as to why the Mob has compared it to Discord, and would rather not associate with him. The draconequus, on the other hand, has no comment aside from stifled laughter.
  • His hatred for Lord Brevon comes from when the warlord once kidnapped Fluttershy (though she wasn't the only one he was after) and mutated her into a monster. He was quick to storm the Dreadnought, undo the changes, and turn the warlord into a non-reproducing parasprite for a week as punishment.
  • After Queen Chrysalis captured Fluttershy for her nefarious plans, Discord has flat-out stated that his anger against her is now absolutely personal.
  • He's also been tasked to keep Alex Mercer in check back when they shared the same House before the virus moved to the House of Science. It's a task he takes with pride especially when Fluttershy has given him approval. It also concerned him a bit that there was actually something she expresses contempt for, but he's aware of Mercer's threat potential to think about it much.
  • Has gotten interested in something called "Ogres and Oubliettes" and has used his reality warping powers to recreate the game in the House of Gaming. It's an amazing hit. His character is an archer by the name of "Captain Wuzz".
  • Never thought of Matt Hardy to be a threat until the day Matt became BROKEN and sent the Cutie Mark Crusaders to Limbo. That got his attention, and he's now teaming up with Fluttershy and the other Equestrian gods to put an end to Matt's BROKEN schemes.
  • A word of advice: it is ill-advised to NOT normalize Discord. Since his entire existence revolves around chaos, trying to make him "normal" would cause him to, as Jeff Hardy likes to quote, "Fade away and classify himself as obsolete!" Discord learned this the hard way when he tried to normalize his temple for a tea-party for him and Fluttershy, only for Fluttershy to bring his temple back to a chaotic state just before he disappeared forever. This, unfortunately, has garnered the attention of the Grand United Alliance of Law, who plan to repeat this in a bid to remove him permanently.
    • Then there was the time he turned himself into the Spirit of Order, Accord. He essentially became Equestria's version of YHVH and has promised to not do that ever again.
    • As it turns out, his Chaosville dimension is the source of his powers. And with a chaotic enough mindset, someone can even take over it, too, as Pinkie Pie once did. Measures are being made to ensure that no other Chaos-minded folks stay in there too long without him, especially the really nasty types like the Joker. Pinkie wasn't even trying when she became the Princess of Chaos there; who knows what may happen when someone has a clear goal and intent in overthrowing him.
  • Upon hearing of two wrestlers living "Gothic lifestyles" moving to the Sub-House of Vampires, Discord decided to see them and was amazed how Gangrel ended up like Discord: a chaotic person who found friendship with ponies and found himself opening up even more. It also helps that the three hate Queen Chrysalis for harming their dear pony friends.
  • Someone asked if he can bring people back from the dead like he did King Sombra. His response: "How did you know that?!" and that Sombra was already a supernatural being by the time the Crystal Heart destroyed him, evading the question as a result.
  • Was asked where the hell he was During the Storm King's invasion of Canterlot, as he could've easily stopped it all from happening. He's evasive on answering this for some reason.
  • After his scheme to stage a Final Battle comprised of a Legion of Doom of previous villains to defeat in the final season blew up in his face, Cosmos came to him personally to plead that if he ever feels he has to do such a plot like that again, he should at the very least let her know about it first; The whole Manikin mess in the twelfth cycle is not something she wants so see happen again.

Intermediate Gods

    Ichigo Kurosaki 
Ichigo Kurosaki, God of Heinz Hybrids (Strawberry, Carrot-top, Berry-tan, The Number One Guardian, He Who Protects, The 17-Year-Old Ginger With a Badass Sword)
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His new outfit after unlocking all sources of power 
  • Intermediate God (Greater God in Visored form, Overdeity in Mugetsu form)
  • Symbol: Zangetsu (the sword), and a bottle of Clorox
  • Theme Song: Number One
  • Alignment: Neutral Good
  • Portfolio: Substitute Soul Reaper, The Natural Born Hybrid of Human, Soul Reaper, Hollow, & Quincy, Heroic Protagonist, Soul Purification, Really Big Swords, Superpowered Evil Sides, Ghost-spotting, Divine Empowerment
  • Domain: Afterlife, Death, War
  • Heralds: Zangetsu (as in both of them)
  • Followers: Grace T. Sciuridae, Zeladis Graywords, Eldarion
  • Allies:
  • Rivals: Ryuk
  • Enemies: Sosuke Aizen, Yhwach, Shukuro Tsukishima, Tenjuro Banno, Shiro Tagachi, Nevermore the Shadow Fiend, Father Homunculus, Fused Zamasu, Loptr, Mard Geer Tartaros
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork with: Mayuri Kurotsuchi, Sora Shiun'in
  • Conflicting Opinion
  • Opposes: Cthulhu
  • Fears: Retsu Unohana
  • A sarcastic, grumpy, punk-ass teenager who puts on a front of being a macho tough guy to mask how powerless he feels to help either the people around him or the spirits of the dead he can actually see. One night he encountered a Soul Reaper, his world's variant of Shinigami, who imbued him with her powers in order to receive his help, becoming her Substitute in Karakura Town as a result. This act turned out to be a taboo in Soul Society, worthy of execution. He and his other friends, who also awoke to spiritual powers of their own, invaded Soul Society with an attack on the Seireitei to save her, becoming branded as Ryoka invaders as a result. As it turned out, this was the beginning of the true revelations surrounding Ichigo Kurosaki's true power and lineage, as well as his connection to a vast number of conspiracies enveloping Soul Society, most if not all of whom were centered around a villain's interest in one aspect or another of his powers, which he invariably would go on to awaken solely in order to defeat that villain.
  • Initially considered enemies to Soul Society only to become among its most staunch allies, Ichigo and his friends routinely found themselves embroiled in the Seireitei's wars with enemy factions and even the occasional filler traitor. The original task of a Soul Reaper, to guide the souls of the dead and to purify tainted souls known as Hollows, would be largely lost in a sea of gratuitously awesome shōnen battles and powerups. One of said battles took him into the grounds of the Pantheon, during which a young looking man made an offhand comment that made Ichigo look at his fellow Soul Reapers and really see the truth about their situation. He really didn't like thinking about it that much, but he then realized that his own family was going to have to go through this screwed up system eventually — hopefully after a long and full life — so the only way to clean it up is... grimace: become respectable and become part of the system. He would ascend to the Pantheon as a God of Shinigami shortly thereafter.
  • Ichigo's crew protects other benevolent Grim Reapers when they're just escorting already dead souls to the other side. He defends against The Heartless and any other entities that consumes souls or otherwise disrupts the perceived natural process of death.
  • Apparently gives out the vibe that he isn't interested in girls, and thus gets extremely shy and flustered when women around him start to... tease him. Unfortunately, this made him the victim of teasing from both Excellen Browning and Selena Recital. He's destined to marry Orihime, so this won't last forever.
  • Is part of the "Shonen Big 3", along with Naruto and Luffy, and the latter two often drag Ichigo along to act as judge for their various competitions whenever he has free time. Although he went along unwillingly at first, he has since become resigned to his designated role. Rumor even has it that Ichigo will sometimes join in on the antics, though he denies it profusely. Despite his denials, there's indisputable evidence that he's actually competed in a contest judged by them, a sparring match against similar-voiced fellow aloof swordsman Zero. He still won't mention the result since he'd rather not acknowledge the match even happened.
  • There has been talk about how to classify Ichigo, since it has been revealed that not only is he a Human that has Shinigami and Hollow powers, but Quincy powers to top it all off. The amount of times a hidden aspect of Ichigo's power has been conveniently awakened ended up getting the attention of various deities.
    • Son Gohan made no secret that he considered it annoying, complaining about it openly on a semi-regular basis to where word got to Ichigo. Ichigo's response?
    • What's more, he was not only referring to Gohan in this instance, but to Gohan's father Son Goku.
    • For a long time Ichigo was engaged in a meme war (it's a fancy word for bickering) with Ryuk over what being a Shinigami means. Ichigo felt that Ryuk, rather than properly ferrying people who were honestly dead, was taking advantage of those who were arbitrarily damned by a psychopath with a book of names. Ryuk, on the other hand, called out Ichigo's multiple-sourced powers and tendency to do more fighting than actual soul ferrying is proof that Ichigo was never a true Shinigami.
    • An incident took place with Sora Shiun'in when they first met. Ichigo himself doesn't understand how this happened, he was just minding his business when the young card game duelist popped out of nowhere screaming "KUROSAKI!!!" and attacked him. The fact he immediately curb-stomped the intruder (only for self-defense, mind you) in spite of supposedly being of the same power-levels really has made the gods think he might need a re-classification.
    • Others who noted this pattern petitioned for Ichigo to get his trope changed instead, to represent the fact that Ichigo is a natural hybrid of all four types of souls in his world and as a result bears all of their most powerful attributes.
    • All of the above turned out to be the result of a mistake in classification. Ichigo and Ryuk were both handed the same trope in their ascended titles, that of Shinigami, an oversight on the part of the Court of the Gods which they scrambled to try to correct as soon as it was pointed out to them. Catching sight of the above petition, they found the answer they were looking for right under their noses and converted Ichigo's temple to the Heinz Hybrid God, leaving the Shinigami title exclusively to Ryuk.
  • Both Ryuk and Gohan claimed victory over Ichigo's change of trope, much to the Strawberry's chagrin. He decided in the end to leave it alone. Despite this he still has to deal with Ryuk going on and on about it every now and then. He just tells him to shut up by forcing him to dodge a Getsuga Tensho whenever this happens. Ichigo has even admitted that he doesn't have much of a real gripe with Gohan and Goku and actually greatly respects the latter, having allied with him on a number of adventures where the Shonen Jump multiverse crossed over.
  • While Rem is of the "Death Note" variety of Shinigami much like Ryuk, Ichigo is actually on good terms with her as she is far more good-natured (if cynical) and less annoying in comparison. In fact he considers her one of the benevolent grim reapers that he's been assigned to protect.
  • Surprisingly, Sora Shiun'in was one who didn't come back to rub it in at Ichigo's expense. Instead, he found the duelists Yuto and Ruri, the latter of whom shares his surname of Kurosaki, who informed him that they were friends of Sora's. Ichigo thought Yuto was about to insult him much like Sora, but was surprised when Yuto apologized on Sora's behalf and cited that Sora had changed and become a more decent person now. Not having much of any real grudge with Sora, on top of being used to things like this by now, Ichigo accepted it nonetheless. Ichigo would also wish Yuto well on his relationship with Ruri, noting that it's similar to the early stages of his bond with Orihime, which Yuto accepted while being flustered.
    • When Ichigo finally did meet Sora again later on, it was a chance encounter during a night out with his wife. The boy immediately put on his charm offensive to get Orihime to give him some money. She was about to do so, but Ichigo recognized him and saw through the charade. The boy apologized, then asked Ichigo whether his cutesy demeanor had any effect on him, only to receive a blunt nope for his trouble. Admitting it was worth a shot, Sora walked off, but left an interesting message as he did so.
    Sora: [while waving off to Ichigo behind him] By the way, I'm really sorry about attacking you before, Kurosaki! Maybe we should hang out sometime!
    Ichigo: Quit trying to charm me, you little dumbass! I told you I can see through it!
    [Sora turns his head back to Ichigo with his tongue sticking out, a more genuinely cutesy yet punkish moment. Orihime laughs at this, while Ichigo looks dumbfounded the whole time.]
  • If anything, don't present him any Martial Arts Headband. He thinks it's either trying to make oneself unnecessarily nerdy, or he suspects that it's just a trick to embarrass him, like claiming it has special powers and can only be activated if he yells out of blue: "AMAZING HEADBAND OF JUSTICE IN PLACE, AMAZING ARMOR OF JUSTICE PROTECT ME!!!", only for it to do nothing.
    • Ichigo pulled a quick swerve one day when Naruto tried to give him a standard Konoha ninja uniform and told him it would transform on him and make him invulnerable to pain. After putting on the uniform, including the headband and flak jacket, he made the aforementioned incantation — but then added a zinger:
    Ichigo: AMAZING HEADBAND OF JUSTICE IN PLACE, AMAZING ARMOR OF JUSTICE PROTECT ME!!! [beat] BECAUSE I KNOW YOU CAN'T TRANSFORM AT ALL!!!
    • Naruto himself burst into laughter at that one.
  • Encountered Charlie Nash a few times due to Nash's multiple trips through the line between life and death. Ichigo's ability to balance out when it's time to be Hot-Blooded and when it's time to keep a cool head left the captain impressed, but Charlie thinks him to be too trusting.
  • Ichigo came to the house of Heroes to actually visit Zero once... only to catch none other than old foe Shukuro Tsukishima trying to cut Naruto with Book of the End. Quickly alarmed, he abandoned his original plan, warned Naruto what Tsukishima was trying to do, and joined the battle against the Xcution mentalist. Police chief Lin Beifong arrived and intervened to interrogate both sides, and after each side claimed the other was the aggressor, Lin asked each of them which house they were from. Ichigo was the only one who didn't claim Heroes; she deduced from there that he couldn't have been the perp and promptly chased off Tsukishima.
  • Orihime introduced him to Nero, who thought she looked and sounded similar to a girlfriend of his. In turn, she thought he sounded just like a slightly more uncouth version of Ichigo. Furthermore, it turns out they're both hybrids. The similarities were too strange for either to process right away, although Ichigo soon realized Nero's more like Gohan, a two-part hybrid whose humanity imbues him with incredible potential said to go beyond his not-entirely-human father. That, and fortunately the white hair makes the two easy to tell apart.
    • Many deities would purposely call Nero and Ichigo by each other's names after that. Once Ichigo realized what was going on, he just sighed in boredom at the stupidity.
  • Is on good terms with the deities of Twincest, Haruka and Sora Kasugano. While what they're in the Pantheon for definitely squicks him out, he too knows what it's like to lose a mother as a child and once nearly lose one of his sisters in a life-and-death situation in Hell, allowing him to relate to them.
  • Discovered Dust, who is a creature made of two opposite souls, which reminded him of his own hybrid nature. They both became allies in a battle with the Shadow Fiend.
  • Despises Tenjuro Banno for being a Control Freak, as it reminds him of Sosuke Aizen and Yhvach's evil agendas as well as that amoral bastard scientist Mayuri Kurotsuchi.
  • Ichigo and Naruto eventually decided to finally settle their rivalry and find out once and for all who was stronger in a one on one fight to the finish. They were taken to a place where death wouldn't stick at all in order to make this work. While Ichigo proved to be faster, Naruto's superior durability, destructive power, training and versatility proved too much for Ichigo to handle and the fight ended up escalating to the point where Ichigo used Mugetsu after even his Merged Hollow Form proved to not be enough, and Naruto responded by tanking the blow and basically overkilling Ichigo with his Six Paths: Ultra Big Ball Rasenshuriken and Tailed Beast Bomb at the same time once Ichigo lost his powers. The two still remain on good terms even after the battle, though.
  • Following his Death Battle with Naruto, Gohan's run in the Tournament of Power, and Nero's resolute stand to preserve his family in Red Grave City, Ichigo has begun sparring with the half-Saiyan and quarter-demon, who are both his housemates now that his temple has two doors in the same subhouses. These spars get interrupted by Ryuk's taunting a lot, unfortunately, though Gohan and Nero both know he's capable enough to deal with it and are more than content to let him do so.
  • Was encountered by Undyne one day, who was excited to meet him and even challenged him to a fight. The two sparred a little bit before calling it a draw on good terms.
  • Ichigo is appalled that Shiro Tagachi abused his powers as an Envoy (a Psychopomp like the Soul Reapers) for his desire for revival and revenge. The assassin himself hates Ichigo for being a reminder that the other Envoys banished him to the Realm of Torment after his second death. Shunsuke Amagai and Kugo Ginjo come to mind very easily, and Ichigo doesn't see any of their sympathetic traits in Tagachi.
  • Has gained a friendship with Gentaro Kisaragi due to the fact that one version of Ichigo looks eerily similar to Gentaro, minus the friendly attitude. They became good friends after Ichigo learned how Gentaro would let himself die if it meant being able to help someone. This attitude also extends to the Kamen Rider Club and Ryusei Sakuta (although Ryusei now reminds Ichigo of Uryu Ishida in some ways).
    • As an extension of this, he and Shirou Emiya both also formed a bond with Takeru Tenkuji, as the three of them share the same heroic ideals of wanting to protect the ones they care about, as well as all went through a point of having their ideals being torn down before they got better in the end. Takeru notably looks up to Ichigo and Shirou, hoping to learn more from their heroic acts in their stories.
  • As orange-haired teenage swordsmen go, he was challenged to a sword fight by one Scott Pilgrim, who heard of him and was apparently a fan. Ichigo beat him, but Scott surprised him by promising to keep getting better and challenging him until he can force Ichigo to have to use his Soul Reaper powers against him. Ichigo looks forward to each spar with Scott, as the young man does continue to improve.
    • Later found even more in common with Scott when he found out about the Nega Scott, a manifestation of Scott's faults which he initially treated as an opponent (and which, in one adaptation, is capable of taking over the world out of spite) before ultimately accepting as a part of himself. This reminds him of his relationship with Hollow Ichigo AKA White Zangetsu, his inherently-Hollowfied true Zanpakuto spirit, albeit with a couple differences.
  • While not fully aware of Unohana's background beyond the perfect motherly medic she appears as most of the time, even he knows not to mess with her.
  • Of course, Ichigo himself is a very deadly threat. With his full power capable of frightening Yhwach empowered by the Soul King into naked pragmatism and still ultimately killing him, several villains have him on their radars as an enemy to be contained or destroyed. The Philosopher of the West knows that his newfound power through the Great Philosopher's Stone can be upended if he ends up in Ichigo's crosshairs, while the likes of Zamasu, Loptr, and Mard Geer see the Substitute Soul Reaper as treading too close to the territory of mortals being able to make divine claims, which they deem as either impossible or absolutely forbidden.
  • As he and some of his friends got married and had kids in the epilogue of his story much like Naruto and his band of companions, he's incredibly protective of Boruto and Sarada whenever he's around them. Similarly, he'll step up to protect Carol Anne Freeling when called upon, as like him, the pure and innocent girl has had experience with seeing ghosts.
  • "'Stands a chance'? It's not like I exactly stood a chance against any of my other enemies, either. I just defeated them because I had to. That's all."

    Nero (Devil May Cry
Nero, God of Uneven Hybrids (The Young Devil Hunter, The Remarkable Devil Hunter, Deadweight [coined by Dante])
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Click here to see his younger self in Fortuna 
  • Intermediate God Greater during his True Devil Trigger
  • Symbol: His Devil Bringer or Red Queen and Blue Rose cross together.
  • Theme Song: Shall Never Surrender, Devil Trigger, Silver Bullet
  • Alignment: Chaotic Good
  • Portfolio: Anti-Hero, Badass Longcoat, Having a Powerful Devil Arm Hinting at His True Power, Being Vergil's Son, Getting Together With a Redhead, Blue and Red Right Hand Stuck in Devil Trigger for Years, Son of a Whore
  • Domain: Demon, Swords, Guns, Rebellion
  • Herald: Kyrie (his love interest)
  • Allies: Dante Sparda (his uncle), Sparda (his grandfather), Nico Goldstein, Lady, Trish, Ichigo Kurosaki, Orihime Inoue, Ryuko Matoi and Senketsu, Squall Leonhart, Laharl, Rutile, Mana Tatsumiya, Kat (DmC)
  • Enemies: Mundus, Nui Harime, Mard Geer Tartaros, Satan, Zeldris and Estarossa {Ten Commandments}, Mother Harlot and The Fiends, Alice (SMT), Beelzebub, Vega (Street Fighter)
  • Complicated Relationship: Vergil (his father)
  • Annoyed by: Ryuk
  • Opposes: AJ Styles
  • When Nero first ascended to the pantheon he thought he heard his girlfriend Kyrie. To his surprise, and a bit dissapointment, the person was actually Orihime Inoue who sounded and kind of looked like Kyrie. He was in for another surprise when she introduced him to Ichigo Kurosaki who sounded just like him. And then was surprised again when he found out Ichigo was also a hybrid. Nero was totally weirded out by the similarities. One wonders how he'll react when he learns about Ichigo and Orihime's adventure in Hueco Mundo.
    • Because of the similarity between Nero and Ichigo, deities would purposely call them by the others name.
  • Became the unfortunate desired target of one Nui Harime. Nero is utterly disgusted with her and her psychopathic antics. The fact that she shares Kyrie's English voice makes it even worse.
    • This shared animosity has made him an ally to both Ryuko Matoi and Senketsu. Though, he declined in trying out Senketsu.
  • Mundus has become very wary after Nero's ascension once he learned he was blood of Sparda. Though, he has some sinister plans for him once he found out who his father is.
  • When Dante heard of Nero's ascension, he was pretty much happy and decided to mentor the kid. Though, he doesn't go all out in their training, yet.
    • Has heard the speculation that Vergil is his father and thus Dante is his uncle but doesn't fully believe it yet.
  • As a welcome to the Pantheon gift, Dante has given Nero both Cerberus and Agni and Rudra.
  • Can play a mean air guitar.
  • Is hated by Mard Geer because of their conflicting views on humans; Mard views them as nothing but insects, but Nero believes being human is something special and makes them stronger than demons.
  • His family matters are a little bit of a touchy subject for him. His mother was a prostitute and he doesn't even know who his father is. Some of the Pantheon believe Morrigan Aensland might be his mother. She denies ever giving birth to him because if she did, she wouldn't be able to have a taste of the demon cutie. Others think it might be Jeanne, but as she was under Balder's control at the time, she doesn't think so.
  • Has been acting as a sort of big brother towards Rutile. He cracked up when she mentioned how she and Stella broke Satan's rips.
    • Because of his friendship with Rutile, he met her other friends Sapphire and Almaz. And once again he was shocked that the two sounded just like Kyrie and himself. And unlike Ichigo and Orihime at least for the time being, these two were in a relationship.
  • For some odd reason, Nero still has Yamato despite Vergil ascending with the demon katana. Not only that but whenever Nero is even near Vergil, his devil bringer would glow bright blue. Because of this, Nero is determined to find out what's the connection between the two. This is despite him having brushed off the notion of being Vergil's son when it was first brought up to him by Fortuna's evil Pope.
  • Had an utter facepalm upon seeing how Dante and Vergil's second counterparts turned from partners to enemies after winning their war. So much Poor Communication Kills all around, from the way second!Vergil announced his plan for him and his brother to rule and then reacted to second!Dante's refusal almost as though he thought he already said it to the way second!Dante immediately got so incensed it led to the two trading blows and severing their previous bond all the while Kat watched helplessly when she could've been the voice of reason between both brothers' perspectives. Watching his slight temper tantrum, the original Vergil dryly joked that Nero sounded like a disappointed father.
    • Despite this, Nero did later find and befriend Kat in the Pantheon. He respected that she survived such a rough life and was so outmatched by demons yet still managed to be such a courageous help against the demons controlling her world, while she saw similarities to both versions of both brothers in the white-haired rebel of Fortuna (aside from the backstabbing tendencies of second!Vergil, that is). Speaking of which, he couldn't help but offer this parting shot at the tail end of one of their conversations:
    Nero: By the way. If your two friends ever show up in the Pantheon, tell 'em I said they're idiots.
    • He could've sworn he heard her actually laugh as he walked off.
  • After a few years, Nero found a happy life with his girlfriend Kyrie, starting his own demon-hunting business and cutting his hair shorter. Then a mysterious enemy came and took his demonic arm, and he had to pay a Wrench Wench to get it replaced with a cyborg arm. Then he, the lady in question, Dante, and others all found themselves standing against a demonic incursion empowered by an evil World Tree. How the hell did this end? Well...turns out the mysterious enemy was Vergil, desperately seeking power to heal himself after his body broke down and even casting his human and demon halves apart for the sake of this goal. Ultimately the demon went completely off the rails and became the new King of Hell, while the human, who called himself V and the demon Urizen, stood alongside Nero and Dante in their fight to stop the carnage. After Dante defeated Urizen and V merged back into him, the recombined Vergil told Dante to recover and fight him later, following which Dante finally confirmed to Nero that Vergil is his father after a heated argument.
    • Now that he finally had a chance to (A) save his family like he couldn't do before with Kyrie's brother Credo, and (B) deal with Dante and Vergil's sibling rivalry personally in a way that Kat couldn't in her version, Nero was determined enough to stop the two brothers from killing each other that his missing arm grew back in full human form... and then his whole body went into demon form, having finally unlocked his Devil Trigger, so he could reach their battle in time to stand between their killing blows and eventually drive back a worn-out Vergil (who himself had just learned for certain about his son). Then the two went to the Underworld without him to seal the hell portal that Urizen had opened, Vergil leaving Nero his book of William Blake poetry until he returns.
    • To commemorate Nero's moment of truth as a trusted leader of Devil May Cry, Kyrie was officially brought into the Pantheon as his herald.
  • In one alternate universe, he's an amnesiac Harry Potter, who was taken from the Dursley residence and ruthlessly trained and tortured until he lost all memory of his old life, before waking up on a cliff overlooking Fortuna with nothing more than clothes to wear. Nero eventually decided he had no interest in remembering who he used to be, when inquired as to whether he wonders where he came from by Kyrie, saying he used to, and when questioned on as to whether he wants to go back replies that he is home.
  • While on an impromptu date with Kyrie, he suddenly heard Devil Trigger blaring from the radio of an oncoming vehicle — a very familiar van driving full-tilt towards him and his girlfriend. Knowing exactly who this was, Kyrie got out of the way, while Nero stood his ground; the driver spun the van into a complete 180, stopping mere inches from giving Nero a van-assisted broadside. It was none other than the "weapon artist" herself.
    Nico: Sup.
    Nero: (barely winded) Welcome to the Pantheon, Nico.
  • Later, Nero, Nico, and Dante (returning from his trip to the Underworld) got ambushed and kidnapped by a set of demons called The Fiends, including Alice and Beelzebub, under the directive of Mother Harlot in the hopes that their bloodline and powers could make The Fiends stronger. To everyone's surprise, Vergil was the one who appeared to rescue them. They all rode home in Nico's van, and while awkward and quiet for a number of reasons related to Vergil, it went pretty well with no hint of malice on anyone's part.
  • Occasionally spars with Ichigo, especially after the Substitute Soul Reaper's change of trope and houses made the two of them now housemates half the time. Trouble is, Ryuk keeps coming over to taunt Ichigo about said change of trope, often in the middle of their spars. Whenever this happens Nero just sits back and lets Ichigo chase him off with his signature Getsuga Tensho attack, then makes some clever quip about the "pestering Death God" before picking up where they left off.
  • Has been told that in his new appearance, he resembles a young Cody Rhodes. The claw-wielding matador ninja from Shadaloo known as Vega has Rhodes as a follower in his temple of narcissistic 'beautiful' fighters. The extent of the mind he pays to Cody is wanting his Elite faction to beat the Bullet Club represented by AJ Styles, who he sees could pass for a less-impressive human version of Dante. More importantly, Nero has already heard enough about Vega to consider him bad news, and he doesn't even care that Vega thinks his fighting style is crass and brutish. What he does care about, though, is Vega taking an interest in Kyrie. He's well aware that the struggling and suffering of beautiful women is some odd turn-on for the crazy Spaniard, and as such has made sure Vega knows full well that if he ever lays a finger to harm Kyrie he'll live to regret it forever.
  • Like with everyone else, it was a complete surprise to meet the Legendary Demon Sparda, his own grandfather. The meeting between them was much better in comparison with Dante (Nero tried to kill him) and Vergil (Vergil took his arm). Sparda expressed nothing but pride and joy in meeting Nero, saying that Nero embodies everything that he believes in, and that despite never meeting, or even knowing they're related, Nero is the perfect defender for humanity. He also expressed thanks for finally putting a stop to the hostility between Vergil and Dante.

    Silvally 
Silvally, God of Hybrid Monsters (The Synthetic Pokémon, Type: Null, Beast Killer, Silvady)
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  • Intermediate God
  • Symbol: Its memory discs
  • Theme Song: Battle! (Gladion) (shared with Gladion)
  • Alignment: Chaotic Neutral
  • Gender: Genderless
  • Ability: RKS System
  • Moveset: Swords Dance, Toxic, Crunch, Multi-Attack
    • Z-Move: Breakneck Blitz
  • Portfolio: Hybrid Monsters, Created for Versatility, Made as a Defence Against the Ultra Beasts, Cryogenically Preserved After Violently Rejecting the System for Which It Was Created, With Great Power Comes Great Insanity, Similarities to Arceus, Evolving at High Friendship, Becoming Faster by Destroying Its Helmet, Balanced Base Stats, Normal-type By Default, Capable of Becoming Any Other Type Through Its Memories, Confusion Fu, Multi-Attack
  • Domains: Hybrids, Beasts, Genetic Engineering, Elements, Friendship
  • Allies: Arceus, The Eeveelutions, Quetzalcoatl, Raiden, Fiora, Nero, Erik Brooks, Rutile, Omnimon, Bladewolf, Philip J. Fry, The Elric brothers
  • Rivals: Mewtwo, Red Genesect, Shadow the Hedgehog
  • Enemies: The Ultra Beasts, The SCP Foundation, Jadis, Kaldr, Cell, The Night's King, Indominus Rex, Professor Hojo, The Xenomorph Drone, Doomsday, Esdeath, Father (FMA)
  • Opposes: Guzma, Mr. Freeze, The Ice King
  • Odd Friendship with: Kyurem
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork with: Discord
  • This Silvally was once one of the only three specimens of Type: Null in existence. The three Synthetic Pokémon were created and engineered in the labs of Aether Paradise for the purpose of combating any of the extradimensional Ultra Beasts which the Aether Foundation had been studying, and each individual contains cells from all eighteen known Pokémon types in their genotype. Unfortunately, all of them rejected the RKS system which would allow them to make use of these types and, after being subdued with power-controlling helmets, were considered failures and kept in cryogenic stasis for what was intended to be all eternity.
  • One of the Type: Null was later rescued by the Aether President's son, and the two escaped together from Aether Paradise. The other two Type: Null were set free later on, with one of them joining another Pokémon trainer as a companion, while the other was kept under protection in the labs. After their escape, Gladion spent the next two years training the first Null to become strong enough to put down the Aether Foundation's unscrupulous methods and rescue Gladion's sister Lillie from their mother's abuse. Soon after succeeding in this endeavour, Null finally learned to trust its Trainer and evolved by destroying its helmet. Gladion then gave his partner the new name of Silvally.
  • Ascended to the Pantheon alongside Gladion, albeit in different houses. Due to its mistrust of people other than its Trainer, it was quickly observed to be violent and belligerent. After a small party of gods failed to pacify it, they met with Gladion and proposed to fit Silvally with another inhibiting helmet. Gladion protested against this, and soon convinced the gods he could begin training it to be calm around people other than himself.
  • The SCP Foundation considers Silvally as a subject to be contained, even in spite of being engineered to kill Ultra Beasts. Actually, that might be even more of a motivation to contain it; Silvally could help fight off and contain dangerous SCPs. Silvally has told them to leave it alone, it'll fight those off when it feels like it needs to.
  • It is rumored that Silvally is an attempt to replicate or create another Arceus. The Pokemon's restrain as Type: Null resembled Arceus' ring, and its ability is the RKS System that allows it to copy different types. Father of the Homunculi thinks so and wishes to alchemically experiment as part of his plan to achieve apotheosis. The Elric brothers were far more sympathetic to the chimera Pokemon, due to what they have experienced.
  • As Silvally was sealed away in cryogenic suspension back as a Type: Null, it has a deep-seated hatred of those who wish to bring about mass freezing and malevolent ice figures. There is a particular disgust towards Jadis due to how she likes to freeze people to make them statues.
  • Ironically Silvally likes Kyurem since it can understand the pain the Boundary Pokemon must feel as incomplete. Philip J Fry, having been frozen for a millennium and an animal lover, came to comfort the Pokemon. Also, while it doesn't want to be near them it doesn't have the hard feelings to the other cryomancers that it has to Mr Freeze or the Ice King
  • Has only contempt for the likes of Doomsday and Cell, and especially the Indomitus Rex. While it has an understanding of the latter's pain, it hates that they are artificial life-forms that revel in their own maliciousness and simply want to kill and destroy. Silvally is staying the hell away from Professor Hojo and will attack evil scientists that try to experiment on it
  • Naturally rivals with fellow "ultimate beings" Mewtwo and the Red Genesect, along with Shadow the Hedgehog. Of the three, Silvally has the most sympathy for Shadow due to how he was sealed away for 50 years.
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    Rutile 
Rutile, Goddess of Half-Breed Strength
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