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The House of Law and Justice has an air of dignity and importance; the architecture owes a lot to Greco-Roman influence, with stately marble columns, floors, and molding. It shares a basement full of holding cells with the much less elegant House of Defense, and there is a lot of traffic between them. It has many functions; chief among them is judging the fates of deceased mortals, which is the reason why this House is also closely connected to the House of Death and Postmortem. Mortals pass from that House to this one so regularly that a few of those with complicated fates have appointed themselves as tour guides. The central patio is ornated with a large and carefully tended to bronze sculpture of scales, surrounded by neatly trimmed boxwood bushes.

The largest room in the House is the massive courtroom, an old place with a real sense of history. Mortals have stated their belief that the courtroom was specifically designed to make them feel small and insignificant, but it had to be big - before the Court of the Gods was built, this courtroom was the venue for cases against gods. These days this courtroom rarely has more than a few deities in attendance. Occasionally a mortal will ascend while here, most of them to mere quasideities who quickly become official followers of more powerful gods.

Once, the House was headed and all judgements approved by Lady Justice, an old Roman goddess who carried a sword and a set of scales, and wore a blindfold to ensure impartiality. She was extremely objective, and rule bound enough to let some of the guilty get away on technicality, but as time wore on her influence waned until she left the Pantheon for Arcadia. Statues of her are still everywhere in this House. The title of God or Goddess of Justice bounced around for centuries, the various burdens and responsibilities that came with it - primarily, the obligation to look into literally every case to ensure that it was fair - making it an extremely unpopular position. Then, the spirit of a man named Steve Rogers came in for judgement, and ascended into the position. Captain America is very fair, but also visibly biased towards those of the Good alignment, which actually balances out the Evil-inclined Johnson, who is the official Judge and wields nearly as much influence. Ever since Johnson's removal from godhood for apparent corruption, this is no longer an issue. As he is also active in the Defense Pantheon, he often has a hand in bringing in the accused.

Not all of the Gods in this House do anything in the courtroom.

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The Protectors of Justice

    Eiki Shiki, Yamaxanadu 
Eiki Shiki, Yamaxanadu, Enforcer of Black and White Judgment (Highest Judge of The Court Of Paradise, Shikieiki)
  • Greater Goddess
  • Symbol: The Rod of Remorse
  • Theme Music: "Eastern Judgement in the Sixtieth Year ~ Fate of Sixty Years."
  • Alignment: Lawful Good (but when she is on the job, she must judge as Lawful Neutral)
  • Portfolio: The Judge Of Death, Nagging to Others, Workaholism, Physical Goddess, Celestial Bureaucracy, Black-and-White Morality, Compassionate Critic
  • Domains: Law, Inquisition, Death, Repose
  • Allies: The Living Tribunal, Yuma Tsukumo, Kaito "Kite" Tenjo, Eliphas, Tyr
  • Interested In: Nabu/Doctor Fate
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Oriko Mikuni
  • Enemies(?): YHVH
  • Herald: Komachi Onozuka
  • The Yama of the Paradise land of Gensokyo, and the representative of Yamas within the Pantheon. Her job is to judge the dead to be "White" or "Black". That is, good or evil. As the Yama, she has the singular power to unerringly judge any person or deed to be "White" or "Black". There can be no overturning her decision; the result she declares is the "truth". Once a soul has been judged by the Yama, there can be no appeal; no turnabout. The judgment is final.
  • However, despite her professionalism when she is on the job, she spends her time off lecturing the still-living on how to correct their lives. Her opinion is that Hell exists so that no-one sins, not to punish sinners, so she does what she can to make sure as many souls as possible can be judged "White" when the time comes.
  • The authority of the Yama is absolute. Everyone, from the lowest insect to the highest of gods, are judged by the Yama when their time comes. No life is truly eternal; no person can avoid their destined appointment with the Yama.
  • Despite this, she has immense trouble keeping her own ferryman Shinigami in line. Though even she has to admit that if Komachi wants something done, she will get the deed done. She just wishes she was always that motivated.
  • There have been rumors of the Yama making unjust judgements on a whim, out of jealousy. There is however no evidence of this whatsoever, and those rumors have never been confirmed. Though some blame it on Parsee.
  • While she carries the title of "Highest Judge", she only judges dead souls. Her power to see the true nature of any soul means that no prosecution or defence is necessary in her cases. Her only job is to judge a soul's nature and usher them to their final destination.
  • Poor Eiki Shiki had work a lot when there was a massive killing and revival of the people from the ZEXAL-verse, since she was chosen to judge who would and who wouldn't revive depending on behaviour. Though this has made her allies with the one doing the revival, Yuma Tsukumo, and they seem like they will work together in a project to reform the Grand United Alliance of Law.
    • They have managed to get Eliphas ascended, which is big first step for them.
  • She has little to no respect to YHVH… at least in some sense. She feels that his sense of "Law" is beyond corrupt and him forming the GUAL just made things worse. Where she might be Lawful Neutral on duty, she judges people on their actions and weights them on that aspect. As she's aware she stands no chance of overthrowing him outright, she wishes to somehow reform the GUAL from within and hopes that she can come to a peaceful conclusion.
    • Attempted to convince Nabu to join her allies among the Magistrate Judges, but was rather harshly declined. She saw, however, that his host, Kent Nelson, was interested in the proposition, and has been thinking of ways to give him greater control over Doctor Fate to help her case.
  • Some are judging her position as an Overdeity due of the revelation that she only has power over the Hell where the oni reside, and while she might be stronger than almost anybody in Gensokyo, there is a being much more powerful than anyone in Gensokyo and on the Moon, who commands over all Hells, essentially throwing the established power order to a spin. The said deity is Hecatia Lapislazuli, and while Eiki knows of her existence, she really can't weight into this problem. Especially when she is wondering what she is planning to do with Clownpiece.

    Judge Dredd 
Judge Joseph Dredd, Deliverer of Concise and Absolute Law Enforcement (Judge, Jury, Executioner, Joe Dredd, Dead Man, The Exterminator, The Law)
  • Intermediate God
  • Symbol: His Helmet and Badge
  • Theme Music: Mega City One; "I Am The Law!" by Anthrax
  • Alignment: Lawful Neutral personified
  • Portfolio: Anti-Hero, Man of the City, The Ace, The Stoic, Badass Normal, Lantern Jaw of Justice, Made of Iron, Married to the Job, The Gunslinger, By-the-Book Cop, Determinator
  • Domains: Law, Judgment, Discipline
  • Heralds: Cassandra Anderson, Vienna Dredd (his niece)
  • Enemies:
  • Opposes: Vigilantes
  • Foil to: Robocop, God-Emperor of Mankind
  • On Good Terms with: Marcus (Set is more wary of the Judge), Akane Tsunemori (to an extent)
  • Conflicting Relations: Lin Beifong
  • Source of Interest for: Sibyl System
  • Additional Relations: Batman, Lobo
  • Earth has been devastated by nuclear war and North America has turned into Cursed Earth as a result of such destruction. Mega City One, taking up what was formerly the Eastern United States and parts of Canada, is a futuristic dystopia overrun by crime and the only way to put criminals in their place is through "Judges", law enforcers who go after criminals and are among the only things that can keep whatever is left of the city on its legs. Joe Dredd is among the Judges and is very dedicated to his job despite how ruthless the organization's methods are. Nevertheless, Dredd has more than once shown that he has a moral core even with how bad things are in Mega City One and has helped out innocents more than once.
  • It was a time in the Pantheon when crime was running more rampant than normal, with extensive amounts of property damage, theft, and even some murders in a few locations. Law enforcement in the Pantheon was struggling to keep criminals in check during that time and plenty of those criminals were able to evade capture. The officers of the Pantheon decided that they needed to hire someone that was able to bring those criminals to justice and what they got was someone who claimed that he was the law. In any case, Dredd, as he is known as, joined the officers in stopping the criminals that were contributing to this Pantheonic crime wave and many of these criminals were taken care of thanks to his help. Dredd has since offered his work to the Pantheon law enforcement should more criminal activity occur.
  • Compared to the bleak dystopia that is Mega City One, the Pantheon generally isn’t as hopeless of a world and if violence does happen, more often than not it gets resolved in some capacity. Even with the promise of a better life, it doesn’t change the fact that tragedy occurs at a considerable rate to the point that large-scale wars can break out that aren’t related to the main conflict between good and evil. Following his initial arrival to the Pantheon, Dredd has learned about the potential for the Pantheon to become a more dangerous setting than Mega City One, but no matter what happens, he remains committed to ensuring that the law is upheld and that criminals who break it are dealt with accordingly. Even in a setting such as the Pantheon where various kinds of chaos happens regularly, Dredd being the dedicated lawman that he is will never back down from his job, though like before, he’ll help innocents whenever things get dire for them.
  • The Pantheon has a large network of law enforcers dedicated to tackling different kinds of crime, but there’s a larger organization within that world where the most prominent officers work that Dredd is a part of. The definition of what constituted the law in the Pantheon was not as strict compared to what Dredd was used to, but his influence can be felt within that world’s law enforcement team as he is tough on crime, but willing to fight for what’s right. Law enforcers stepping outside of the law to take on crimes personal to them was a problem for him as was what happened a few times with Lin Beifong. Regardless of what she saw was right, Dredd believes that no one is above the law to break it and fight for what they perceived was right, much to the consternation of Lin and other officers who have a more reckless attitude towards fighting crime. The number of those officers willing to bypass the law to fight crime was upsetting to him, but considering the number of criminals making things miserable for others in the Pantheon, bringing these criminals to justice is still his main priority for the sake of keeping innocents safe from danger.
  • Robocop is a futuristic law enforcer like Dredd, but there are many differences between the two both in terms of character and appearance. Alex Murphy was once a regular man who ended up becoming a cyborg cop with some built-in weapons as part of OCP while Dredd is a normal, if sturdy, man who uses a specialized gun with different types of ammo working for his organization and following its ideals willingly. Murphy has a stronger moral standard when it comes to enforcing the law and has dealt with the ramifications of becoming Robocop while Dredd is much harsher when it comes to dealing with criminals (especially those that directly confront him or kill innocents) and while he is aware of issues within his own peers and has shown a moral conscience at times, the law always remains on his mind when he’s on the (often perpetual) job. While both have worked together in stopping crime in the Pantheon, their dynamic is not so much good cop/bad cop, but closer to “good cop/ruthless but still has good intentions cop”. They both work well together, but it’s not without a few disagreements here and there when it comes to how enforcing the law is done.
  • Mega City One and Cursed Earth in general is already a terrible place to live in regardless of Dredd’s best intentions to keep his people safe, but he did learn of another world that not only had a similar method of enforcing the law, but that the world in question was even more of a horrible wasteland to be in. The God Emperor of Mankind lived in that world Dredd learned about and was responsible for overseeing the Inquisition there, prompting some similarities and differences between him and Dredd. The God Emperor has always maintained a leadership role for the Imperium whereas Dredd rarely, if ever, took on a higher law enforcement role beyond being a Street Judge. Both show no mercy in action despite following what they believe is best for their people, but Dredd doesn’t exhibit the same level of hatred towards non-humans the way the God Emperor does. Dredd noted that the Inquisition was far more brutal in their actions than what the Judges have done and while he understands that the God Emperor is trying to do his best to protect humanity, Dredd’s staunch adherence to the rules of traditional law (or at least the rules he’s familiar with from his world) meant that he isn’t going to be too involved with the Inquisition or the God Emperor and his Imperium in general.
  • Despite Dredd’s staunch determination in apprehending criminals or killing them if they end up being dangerous, he remains a firm believer in the law and that it will do the job in delivering justice wherever criminals run. Corrupt law enforcers have been a problem that Dredd has dealt with in the past and the Pantheon has plenty of them to give him issues. Seeing such individuals abuse the law just so they can gain more power for themselves was enough for Dredd to show them utter contempt and he would want nothing more than to see them disbarred from law enforcement or even eliminated. While some of these officers such as Frank Tenpenny don’t come from a time period where the weapons are more advanced, they have enough connections to try and avoid trouble from someone as ruthless and efficient as Dredd. It hasn’t stopped Dredd from playing a role within the Pantheon’s larger justice system to try and get rid of such corrupt officers to ensure that the world can deliver justice more effectively and clearly.
  • While there are some who share Dredd’s mindset and even capability of upholding the law through determined judgement, a handful of those individuals have accomplished it through much more fatal means. Three of those characters, Punishing Bird, Judgement Bird, and Big Bird, learned of a prophecy and in an attempt to try and avoid it, resorted to drastic measures that alienated the residents of their forest, culminating in them becoming the monstrous Apocalypse Bird. What Dredd saw wasn’t true justice, but rather individuals who were willing to resort to horrible measures to try and carry out what they believe to be justice, with Judgement Bird receiving the most of Dredd’s contempt over it’s attempt at weighing someone’s sins and punishing them for such. By themselves, the Birds present different, yet difficult challenges for Dredd to overcome, but as Apocalypse Bird, it becomes a monster that utilizes all three of the birds’ distinct abilities effectively that it’ll require much more than Dredd’s firepower to defeat should it come to that. The individual birds representing some sort of twisted analogue to the Mega Cities Dredd has visited in the past in terms of their own capabilities and what happened to their own setting has added to his hatred of these creatures.
  • Arresting people before they can commit a crime via a premonition of sorts was something that Dredd had looked into back then, with him mentioning that there was a flaw in that concept. The Pantheon gave Dredd an opportunity to revisit it, and while it didn’t change his belief that such an idea was flawed, the extent that some of those examples were indeed flawed was enough to upset him when he learned about it. The Sibyl System was, in theory, meant to keep Japan stable and its citizens happy, with the Public Safety Bureau meant to arrest or even kill criminals depending on their Crime Coefficient, but in practice, it’s a CPU operated by the brains of criminally asymptomatic people and the idea of criminal brains secretly running society was enough to anger him. Considering how The Sibyl System noted that Dredd was a futuristic lawman targeting criminals not unlike the members of the Public Safety Bureau, they have kept an eye on him even though they’re aware that Dredd has no interest in working for a computer operated by criminal brains that should be arrested or destroyed.
    • Regardless of his contempt towards The Sibyl System, Dredd is aware that the members of the Public Safety Bureau are tasked with stopping criminals and one such member of the Bureau that he ended up having a conversation with was Akane Tsunemori. Originally a naive rookie, Akane grew to be a determined leader of her unit who is aware of The Sibyl System’s inner workings, but remained a sense of optimism in regards to being a step closer to delivering a just law and order in a dystopian setting even if something happened that resulted in her temporarily losing her job and being put under arrest. In a way, Dredd noticed Akane to be similar to Cassandra Anderson, a Psi-Judge who is a regular partner for him during cases and had a more relaxed attitude than the other Judges, but is still willing to enforce the law even though Akane lacks any sort of supernatural ability. Dredd also learned about Akane’s partner Shinya Kogami, who used to be part of the Public Safety Bureau who ended up being a vigilante to confront his personal enemy Shogo Makishima (who Dredd noted to be similar to his recurring foe Phillip Janet Maybe in terms of being a manipulative killer) and later fled Japan once Makishima was killed. While Dredd would take issue with such vigilantism, Kogami did manage to find a way back in Japan via joining the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which deals with criminal activity not unlike the PSB. While Dredd isn’t one to engage in interservice rivalry with other officers unless they end up interfering with (Joe’s view of) the law in regards to Kogami, he knows that Akane is trying her best to enforce the law in a similarly dystopian future and while the two haven’t worked together on the field, Dredd is willing to give Akane a similar kind of respect that he has towards Judge Anderson.
  • Many of the types of criminals and organizations dedicated to such activities that Dredd has confronted are present, often with their own twists to make them just as violent as Dredd’s previous enemies, with some of them being worse than what he had fought against prior. Some such as Nemesis were independent criminals that Dredd has gotten into fights against and sometimes arrested, though Nemesis being someone who targets cops was something that made his animosity against someone as fearless and dedicated to their job as Dredd much more heated. When it came to organizations, there were plenty who have caused so much damage in their respective worlds (and sometimes were responsible for making their own worlds a living hellhole) that Dredd is prepared to bring down those groups if he’s called upon to look into any crime in the Pantheon that they are responsible for. Organizations such as The Dark Army and The Fraternity are more than willing to welcome devious criminals to their group and while both groups are different in some ways (mainly in that The Fraternity has supervillains in their ranks and The Dark Army being capable of hacking whatever they deem necessary for their plans), it hasn’t stopped him from looking to bring down both groups, even if it means a confrontation with their respective leaders.
  • Vigilantism has been a problem for Dredd since it involves going outside the law to stop criminals and from Dredd’s perspective, no one is above the law even when it comes to trying to stop criminals and vigilantism presents more problems in that regard. Even with the Pantheon having a generally better and less corrupt law enforcement agency, there were others who believe that the police aren’t doing enough to stop crime and have taken matters in their own hands. John Hartigan was one such vigilante who Dredd has taken a dislike toward and even if it’s understandable that the world Hartigan is from is a terrible place to live thanks to corrupt leaders, Dredd still believes that anyone trying to take down criminals by themselves without any officers involved should still be put under arrest. It’s true that many of the criminals that vigilantes go after are largely worse than said vigilantes and that Dredd will give harsher punishments to those genuine criminals, but vigilantes are still susceptible to appropriate charges should they be caught.
  • Given the terrible state of the world Dredd is from, democracy has shown to be ineffective when it comes to its citizens deciding how certain issues should be resolved. While the Pantheon is more stable and democracy has been shown to be more effective than it was from Dredd’s devastated world, he has a feeling that it’ll present issues later on and that the Pantheon as a whole will end up being similar to Mega City One if things get worse. The Pantheon being home to corrupt political figures similar to Robert L. Booth (a president responsible for Dredd’s world being the wasteland it is that the Judge has gone up against) didn’t help matters, especially regarding the lengths they’ll go to gain power for themselves with some in the Pantheon not knowing any better. Frank Underwood was someone who Dredd noted was similar to Booth when it came to undermining others for personal power and despite Underwood having more effective resources including his own intellect at hand to come out on top, Dredd is making sure that Underwood won’t succeed at his ambitions and that any potential plans for revenge that Underwood could use like what happened with Booth and his mutant army are thwarted before it can even start. Some politicians such as Ethan Roark Sr. who are willingly enabling crime to overrun already horrid cesspools they rule over via personal connections have earned them Dredd’s hatred as well.
  • One group of criminals that Dredd has encountered was The Angel Clan, a murderous group of hillbillies and their cyborg son Mean Machine Angel, who has become a recurring adversary for Dredd even after the deaths of the rest of the clan. When he got word of a hillbilly clan in the Pantheon known as the Bakers after being told of some horrendous crimes they committed, Dredd decided to investigate and ended up with something different from the Angel Clan. Whereas the Angel Clan was always evil and ended up turning the originally benign Mean Machine into a psychotic cyborg, Jack and Marguerite Baker didn’t start off as monsters (though their son Lucas was always a sociopathic murderer) and ended up becoming who they were after taking in Eveline, a bio-weapon who wanted a family to care about her and was willing to accomplish it via corrupting others. Joe and Zoe Baker ended up complicating things further as Jack not only was a normal man who was dedicated to protecting Zoe and finding a way to cure her infection, but he was aware of what happened to his family because of Eveline. Dredd saw the Bakers as a really messed-up family and while Joe and Zoe are at the very least in the clear, the rest of the Bakers have gotten into fights against Dredd, with their powered-up mutations giving him more of a challenge than any of the Angel Clan from back then. As for Eveline, given how far Jack and Marguerite have fallen into psychopathy and that Lucas has remained a deranged killer even without her influence, he isn’t certain if destroying her in the Pantheon would end the Mold that she is responsible for, but he prefers that others not take her in as a “family” since she’ll make them worse off than before.
  • Mutants have suffered from discrimination in Mega City One and a kinder aspect of Dredd in spite of him being a ruthless man of the law relates to him vouching for mutants’ rights. The Pantheon had a broader definition of what a mutant is compared to Cursed Earth, with some mutants being those who have superpowers and using them for different means. While Dredd is only going to get involved in such matters if the damage to innocents ends up being severe that he’ll need to be called in, he has gotten involved with mutants who resemble monsters in the Pantheon, notably two mutants named Set and Marcus who lived in towns populated by such creatures. Such meetings have only occurred between Dredd and Marcus as Set has a hard time tolerating normal humans, Dredd included, not helped by the fact that Dredd looked like someone who could have come from The Enclave, a faction that wants to wipe out mutants as part of their plan to restore America and even came from a similarly dystopian version of America. Compared to The Enclave as a whole, he has a reasonable, if stern, disposition and has helped Set and Marcus out in fending off adversaries that endanger their respective towns.
  • The only aspect of Dredd as a person that can be considered extranormal is the fact that he is created from the DNA of Eustace Fargo, founder of the Justice System, and had a “twin brother” named Rico who was made from the same DNA as Eustace. Despite Rico showing a lot of promise as a Judge, he turned to a life of crime, a move that would cause him to be imprisoned on Saturn’s moon Titan, and a later confrontation that would end with Joe killing Rico. This particular action heavily affected Dredd and the fact that many of his later clone “siblings” ended up being violent didn’t help anything. As for clones in the Pantheon, Dredd learned about a number of them who were willing to commit extensive amounts of violence towards others, with Rau Le Creuset among the worst of those clones as he is willing to commit destruction on a massive scale after learning about his past. Rau being a mecha pilot meant that it was difficult for Dredd to catch up to him and even if he did, Rau isn’t going to be caught on foot easily.
  • Dredd has encountered some denizens from other worlds prior to becoming involved with the Pantheon’s law enforcement. The Xenomorphs were one such entity that Dredd has fought against back then, with someone attempting to make a profit out of them for illegal fighting and culminating with a magma flow destroying the Alien Queen and the rest of the Aliens, both hatched and unhatched prior to Dredd and a rookie Judge getting chestbursters extracted from their bodies. Another group of aliens Dredd has confronted in the past were Martians that were attempting to conquer Earth via infiltrating crime syndicates and planting bombs (harvested Martian brains) across the world. While those two kinds of aliens were very different from each other in terms of character, Dredd is more than aware of the danger they pose to the Pantheon and if a crime he’s investigating ends up being connected to either of those aliens, then he’s willing to help humans fight back against them. While the Xenomorphs will still indiscriminately attack Dredd if another confrontation between them occurs, the Martians are upset about what happened when they battled the Judge and have looked for ways to make it harder for him and his allies to attack them.
    • The DC universe is something Dredd is aware of thanks to him crossing paths with a few denizens from there, be it them entering Mega City One or him ending up in their world. Lobo ended up in Mega City One in relation to an incident involving a mouse named Melvin and ended up meeting Dredd and Mean Machine, with the Judge, the Main Man, and the cyborg fighting against someone known as Mad Murph that was instigating a mutant uprising. Given how chaotic and unpredictable Lobo can be, Dredd has some loose ends to tie up with in regards to Lobo should the Main Man end up causing problems for the Pantheon. Batman was someone who Dredd has encountered a few times and the Judge has a distinct relation with the Caped Crusader in regards to how they combat crime. A couple of instances of them teaming up were both related to Judge Death, with one instance involving Scarecrow working with him and a later incident involving The Joker not only working with him and the rest of the Dark Judges, but temporarily gaining powers from such an alliance. Two others involved Dredd trying to prevent Batman’s death at the hands of The Ventriloquist thanks to a premonition by a Psi-Judge and an otherworldly death game that Batman and Dredd were forced to participate in that turned out to be an elaborate ploy by The Riddler. Dredd is a dedicated, yet ruthless law enforcer with little patience towards those that break the law while Batman is someone who works outside the law, but both don’t hold back against their enemies and are willing to do what they can to protect the wretched cities they live in. Given their respective occupations, Dredd can and would arrest Batman for vigilantism, but the Judge does have some sort of respect towards the Caped Crusader for his resilience.

    Wright Anything Agency 
Wright Anything Agencymembers, Divine Law Firm of Crusading Lawyers (Fey & Co. Law Offices, Wright & Co. Law Offices, Wright Talent Agency | Phoenix: Ryuichi Naruhodo, Nick, Trite, Feenie, Barbed Head, The Turnabout Terror, the Comeback King, the Fighting Phoenix, Hobo-Phoenix, Mr. Wright, Suit Man (by Hulk) | Maya: Mayoi Ayasato, Mystic Maya | Mia: Chihiro Ayasato, Kitten | Pearl: Harumi Ayasato, Pearly, Pearls | Apollo: Hosuke Odoroki, Polly, AJ, Herr Forehead, Horn Head | Trucy: Minuki Naruhodo, Trucy Gramarye | Athena: Kokone Kizuki, Thena, Golden Pixie (by Princess Luna))
From left to right: Apollo Justice, Trucy Wright, Pearl Fey, Mia Fey, Maya Fey, Phoenix Wright, Athena Cykes
Phoenix, Maya, and Pearl in the original trilogy
Mia when she was a rookie defense attorney
Mia as channeled by Maya
Phoenix in Apollo Justice
  • Demideities (Wright, Trucy, Athena, Apollo), Lesser Gods (Maya, Mia, Pearl), Wright becomes a Greater God in Turnabout Mode
  • Symbol: An "Objection!" exclamation bubble or a man in a suit silhouette pointing to the right
  • Theme Songs: all Cross-Examination themes
  • Alignment: Lawful Good (Phoenix, Athena, Apollo, Mia and as a whole), Neutral Good (Maya, Trucy, Pearl)
  • Portfolio: Crusading Lawyer, Badass Pacifist, Bunny-Ears Lawyer, Defeating the Undefeatable, Guile Hero
  • Domains: Justice, Truth, Attorneys, Evidence
  • Herald: Ryunosuke Naruhodo (Phoenix's ancestor)
  • Allies: Miles Edgeworth, The Judge, Godot (Especially Mia), Professor Hershel Layton, Perry Mason, Sae Nijima, Leonard W. Briscoe, Atticus Finch, Matt Murdock/Daredevil, Christy Pluckett
  • Enemies: Manfred Von Karma, Dahlia Hawthorne, Teru Mikami, Junko Enoshima and Monokuma, Tsumugi Shirogane, BB Hood
  • Opposes/Opposed by: Simon Keyes
  • Headbutting Attorneys with: Shuichi Kitaoka/Kamen Rider Zolda
  • Pities: Harvey Dent
  • Conflicting Opinion: Lelouch vi Britannia, Night Raid (Apollo)
  • There are few law agencies as successful or as noble as the Wright Anything Agency led by the legendary defense attorney Phoenix Wright. These brave lawyers will do and have done the impossible to uncover the truth and prove their client's innocence. Initially, Phoenix was the sole god of Crusading Lawyers, with his assistant Maya Fey having a seat as the goddess of Spirit Channeling, but upon seeing that more and more difficult cases were coming in from all corners of the Pantheon, he decided he needed help. So he appealed to the Court of Gods that the rest of his agency ascend to share his position by explaining that he wouldn't have gone anywhere without them. It was unanimously accepted, in part because of the Judge being very well-acquainted with all of their exploits. Maya eagerly gave up her spot in the House of Life and Death because she found it too gloomy, and the rest of the attorneys and assistants of the agency ascended together, including former members like the deceased Mia Fey and Apollo Justice, who had gone back to his home country.
  • Mia's reunion with her protegee Phoenix, her cousin Pearl and most of all her little sister Mia was a very tear-filled one, with Maya rushing to hug her older sister. She also quickly befriended the other members of the Agency and is very happy to see that Phoenix is teaching the next generations of defense attorneys.
  • Miles Edgeworth has always been one of their most trusted allies and this relationship has carried on within the Pantheon. Acting as a prosecutor to their defense attorneys, they work together to seek both truth and justice.
  • Naturally, they get along very well with other noble lawyers like Percy Mason, Lenoard Briscoe, and Atticus Finch. In particular, Mia used to be Sae Nijima's High Priest and all of the members of the agency are happy to help the former prosecutor on her reconversion to a defense attorney.
    • Two of their colleagues and fellow extremely quirky defense attorneys, the blind Matthew Murdock and the medium-aware gamma-powered Jennifer Walters, used to share Phoenix's firm before the whole agency was ascended. Of course, they still are good friends, and the Wright Agency is happy to cover cases when the two superheroes are busy.
  • Their sworn enemy is Manfred von Karma and all other Amoral Attorneys like him. Von Karma in turn absolutely hates Phoenix and Maya for ruining his perfect record. One other prosecutor they oppose is Teru Mikami. While he is not corrupt when working as one, they all see his black-and-white view of the world as being just as harmful, and so works to make sure he doesn't get innocents hurt in his zealousness.
    • They can't stomach Shuichi Kitaoka's unscrupulous manners, but their relationship is less heated than Von Karma since the Kamen Rider's nowhere near as monstrous as him.
    • Despite his crimes, they pity Harvey Dent due to all of his works as a Crusading Lawyer being ruined by him falling into insanity. They hope to get him accepted into an actually competent mental help institution so he can begin to recover.
  • They also despise Junko Enoshima for the twisted parodies of the court system that are the Class Trials. It doesn't help that she's fully willing to lie about the culprits when it's convenient and to execute the innocents. This extends to Junko's protegee Tsumugi Shirogane. Athena especially despises Tsumugi because her cosplaying as the students of Hope's Peak and imitating their personalities reminds the young attorney of the Phantom, the spy who killed her mother.
  • Phoenix has requested that any deities who figures out the truth don't tell Apollo and Trucy they're half-siblings before their mother do. Some of the more mean spirited ones noted that if it's kept secret for too long, they might do something he'll regret not stopping. He does not appreciate those comments.
  • For Phoenix:
    • Possesses a mystical Magatama given to him by Maya, which allows him to see when people are keeping secrets from him by manifesting one to five red locks held up by chains, known as Psyche-Locks seen by him alone. Should he break these Psyche-Locks, the subject will invariably reveal what they are hiding. He has also encountered special black Psyche-Locks during his career, which are the result of mental trauma, and a sign that the subject is hiding something from even themselves. During one world merging accident, it was enchanted to give him fighting abilities.
      • It is theorized by some that this was this last incident that allowed him to take part in another multidimensional crisis. Unfortunately, several gods have taken this as an excuse to challenge him to battle so Phoenix thinks he was better off before the boost.
      • The fights he's had with other gods (like Amaterasu, Taskmaster and Thor) have become so, so amusing in the House of Commerce when he uses his ultimate attack, "Accuse the Witness", and state this to the opponents:
        "The one who committed the crime...was you! No alibi, no justice, no dream, no hope! It's time for you to pay for your crimes! TAKE THAT!"
    • He was Goro Majima's go-to attorney even before they fought together to save the various worlds. Phoenix just wishes he'd stop making things even more difficult by antagonizing everyone around him.
    • Defends the accused and is nearly always able to find the true culprits. He greatly sympathized with Jean Valjean's suffering for a very minor crime and frequently seeks his advice to determine who is truly innocent.
    • Is a major proponent of the "Internet is for Porn" decision in the case of K. Monster v. T. Monster. Some say he's after all essentially a demigod in the kink community. He chose to ignore those comments.
    • He once had a giant trial with alternate versions of some Equestrian goddesses. Needless to say, he was constantly trying to adjust himself to these ponies as best as he could. On the bright side, this experience helped him a great lot when it cames to befriend the main versions that inhabited the pantheon, especially Rainbow Dash, who appreciated his defense of her alternate self in a murder trial, and Twilight Sparkle, whose counterpart he had formed a bond of friendship with during their efforts to help Rainbow Dash. He was more apprehensive about Trixie and Gilda, since their counterparts greatly hindered his efforts, but he understands that the ones in the Pantheon had long turned a good leaf. Trixie is just confused at how she could possibly have become a prosecutor. On the other hand, he's constantly had to tell Fluttershy that he is not a literal Phoenix.
      • And after this, he got into a truly strange trial with Hershel Layton. The two worked together to save a girl from being executed as a witch in a medieval land, and formed a strong bond of mutual respect for their abilities in logical thinking and desire to help other people.
    • When he learned that Brentalfloss composed a With Lyrics version of his theme song, he was less than pleased to have his hair compared to Gemini Man and being called a "semi-decent" lawyer. Though he does admit that a lot of the people he had to deal with can indeed be called 'total dicks' and that his song did indeed capture the frustration he feels when trying to figure out the truth behind his cases pretty well.
    • Phoenix sympathized with Bentley when he was betrayed by Penelope. He knew what Bentley was going through, as Dahlia Hawthorne had once done the same to him. Phoenix has promised to act as a defense attorney if the Cooper Gang is ever falsely accused of a crime.
    • Now word on the street is that apparently his ancestor got to investigate alongside Sherlock Holmes while studying in Victorian London. People aren't sure this is true or not because it was said Watson was an 8-year-old girl in those events. The lawyer has yet to comment on his ancestor's adventures.
      • As it turns out, Iris Watson, the aforementioned 8-year-old-girl, was the daughter of John Watson, or so she believed herself to be. Not only that, but the adventure of Phoenix's ancestor also began with being accused of John Watson's murder. His ancestor, Ryunosuke Naruhodo, was chosen to be the law agency's herald. He's still struggling to process the mechanics of this.
    • Phoenix was once hired to bail Henry Stickmin out of jail from hiding in a bag to rob a bank, of which he managed to do through pointing out that he couldn't have possibly tied the bag and claimed he was knocked out and stuffed in it. The problem was he did tie be bag from the outside self and really did plan on robbing the bank. Oops. He's still hungover what he did, and trying to figure out how in the world he managed to tie it from the outside in the first place.
    • Also, during one of those crossover adventures he and Maya managed to be put on a hitlist by one of the Big Bads and got hunted down by B.B. Hood. She was forced to drop the hit eventually, though she still holds a grudge against the two for evading her for so long.
    • Phoenix would like it known that he has no particular grudge against animals (he defended a falsely accused whale once) but he can’t let crop thievery like Amaterasu's to go unpunished. It doesn’t help that she ogles his more well-endowed friends every time they cross paths.
  • For Maya:
    • Maya is Phoenix's former assistant and current lead of the Fey clan, a clan of spirit channelers who live in the village of Kurain. Despite that ancestral heritage, Maya is a silly woman who likes to mess around, watch Toku shows and eating ramen/hamburgers. She and Phoenix are very dear to each other, though they are insistent on it being completely platonic.
    • A quirk of her spirit channeling is that she physically change into the person who inhabits her body. Many have found the sight to be quite disturbing, particularly when she channels a man.
    • She gets along very well with her fellow spirit channeler Koudelka Iasant and Anna Koyama, despite their radically different personalities from her. Another spirit channeler she particularly gets along with is Yusa Kurobane, due to them both losing their adored older sisters at an early age.
    • She somehow once got transported to Feudal Japan where she fought alongside Hidemitsu Akechi amongst others. Maya was happy to see her old ally again, much to Phoenix's confusion. She only said that he's not the only one who got to have adventures in other worlds.
    • She's a fan of the Toku show The Steel Samurai and so was very excited to meet the various Tokusatsu heroes of the Pantheon. She's particularly interested in the Ghost Kamen Riders, since they also channel spirits. She's been thinking about trying to get an eyecon of her own.
    • Struck up a friendship with Sonia Nevermind, due to their mutual love of old Japanese TV shows and the occult. They are currently marathoning the seasons of The Steel Samurai and all of its spin-offs.
    • Back in her homeworld, she had an alarming tendency to get kidnapped or framed for Phoenix to rescue her. This trend continues in the pantheon: when villainous deities are kidnaping people for whatever reasons, she's likely to be involved. Vaati seems to particularly fancy her. On the bright side, one such incident allowed her to bond with fellow kidnapping targets Crunch Bandicoot and Princess Peach.
  • For Mia:
    • Mia Fey was the founder of the office, which was back then called Fey Law and Co Offices, and Phoenix's mentor as a defense attorney. Early in the latter's career, she was murdered by a blackmailing businessman by the name of Redd White. But even after, she occasionally possessed her little sister and her cousin to give him advice from the afterlife. Due to her ascension, she was granted a flesh-and-blood body of her own, much to her gratitude.
    • As a mentor who died early on in their disciple's journey but still gave them advice after their deaths, she gets along well with Obi-Wan Kenobi, Abin Sur, and Mufasa. Though she can't help but be unsettled by Abin Sur's Indigo Tribe.
    • Naturally, she has a strong hate for corrupt businessmen, like Mister Burns or Carol, and blackmailers like Sombra. She swore she wouldn't rest until they all are finally brought to justice for the crimes they avoided punishment for all of their lives.
    • Seeing Nui Harime and how much her clothing resembled her archnemesis Dahlia Hawthorne managed to piss off Mia even before she learned how much of a monster the Grand Couturier is. Needless to say, she despises the girl and
    • Godot never talked with Phoenix much when he was the sole holder of the title, but after her ascension, he started to refuse to get anywhere the House of Justice since he felt unworthy to see her after failing to save her. Upon hearing of this, Mia immediately barged in the House of Food to give him a good talking to. While she does feel that using his work as a prosecutor to get revenge on Phoenix was unforgivable, she also told him that blaming himself for recovering from poison when she was murdered is ridiculous and that she never stopped looking up to him as Diego Armando. While this was successful at making him stop avoiding her, it still will take a lot of time before he can forgive himself and they can fully resume their relationship.
  • For Pearl:
    • Pearl is Maya's younger cousin and former herald. Despite being even more talented than Maya when it comes to spirit channeling, she worships her older cousin and was very happy to join her in their new shared position.
    • When she was younger, Pearl thought Maya and Phoenix were a couple and got very angry when Phoenix showed signs of 'cheating'. While she has seen grown out of it, she still would very much like the two to become an actual couple and have recruited some deities who like to ship people to help set them up. Maya and Phoenix find it aggravating, but are used to it by now.
    • She likes the idea of romance stories straight out a fairy tale in general, and so like to visit the House of Love. There, she met Hinata Hyuga. Besides finding the tale of her marrying Naruto wonderful, Pearl also greatly empathize with the tension within the Hyuga and their branch families, given that she grew up in a similar situation in the Fey clan. Though she was glad to hear that unlike her mother, Hinata's cousin managed to surpass his feelings of resentment.
    • Pearl is rather short for her age to the point she's mistaken for a child even as a late teenager. She's rather insecure about it and was not happy to learn she was shorter than a nine-years-old. This has granted her the sympathy of the similarly troubled Edward Elric. Though some gods have commented under their breath that Pearl was being way more mature about it than the alchemist.
  • For Apollo:
    • Seven years after Phoenix was disbarred due to false charges of faked evidence, he decided to take a sort of protegee under his wing. This new Ace Attorney was Apollo Justice, and with him came a revival of the Wright Office (who had since become a talent agency). He possesses the talent to unconsciously detect the tics that people show when they're nervous, most of all when they're being dishonest. However, he can't process it as anything that a vague feeling's something up unless he use his special bracelet to help him concentrate on it, turning him into a sort of Living Lie Detector.
    • When he was still a student, he often visited the Cosmos Space Center, where he was friends with some of the astronauts. For this reason, he was interested in meeting astronauts in the Pantheon such as Robert Cappa, John Crichton, and Captain Olimar. They got along very well, as while Apollo's actions may be on a far smaller case than the later two, they still do their best to help the world.
    • His name naturally got the attention of Apollo, the Greek god of music. While the latter appreciate that mortals are still naming their children in his honor, he's not amused that his namesake is a dorky and overly loud man. Still, to show his appreciation and because the lawyer still try to show respect to him, the greek god decided to tutor him in developing more harmonious 'chords of steel'. Apollo Justice thinks his chords of steel are just fine, but he doesn't want to try his luck denying a greek god.
    • Since his adoptive dad was the member of a revolutionary movement, Apollo get along surprisingly well with members of resistance groups against tyrannical regimes like Luke Skywalker or Tobias. However, while he understands that people like Lelouch and the Night's Raid wanted to bring about their own ideals of justice, he can't condone all the unscrupulous actions they took to reach it.
      • By extension, he despises tyrannical figures, especially nefarious queens like the Queen of Heart or the Evil Queen due to them reminding him of Ga'ran, the woman behind his adoptive father's death.
  • About Trucy:
    • Trucy is the heir to the Gramarye legacy of stage magicians. After her biological father disappeared when she was a child, Phoenix adopted her. The two formed a loving and true familial bond, and she took charge of the Wright office when Phoenix was inactive, repurposing it as a talent agency.
    • Naturally, she was very pleased to meet her fellow stage magicians Oscar Digg, Trixie Lulamoon and Dorothy Albright. She's most of all amazed that Oz managed to fool an entire kingdom of actual magical beings and declared that she would double her efforts to make sure the Gramarye name outclass even his. Oz is very much looking forward to the young magician's future. On the flip side, she thinks Trixie and Dorothy using actual magic is a bit like cheating.
    • She's also friends with another magician who's an actual wizard in Zatanna. She greatly relates to her having inherited her father's legacy. Zatanna can only see Zak Gramarye as a wretched man, but she does respect Trucy's wish to carry on her family tradition.
    • She has developed a sort of friendly rivalry with Kaito Kuroba, another stage magician around her age. After seeing his ridiculous stunts, she declared she would do her best to match and surpass them, a challenge that Kaito easily accepted. She also finds his non-violent and spectacular Phantom Thief activities pretty cool and has been thinking about creating her own 'Trucy Kid' persona. As you can imagine, Phoenix is less than happy about it, since he's still a criminal. He was even less happy when he heard about the more perverted pranks he pulled on his female classmates.
    • She was very disappointed in Ada Kadabra. Stage magicians are supposed to make everybody smile, but he only acts to satisfy his twisted ego. Not to mention that he rely on advanced technology instead of putting hard work into his magic tricks.
    • While she still admires her original father Zak Gramarye, it doesn't change the fact him leaving her behind did hurt her a lot. When she heard there was a goddess of Parental Abandonment, she went to meet Hilda to talk about their experiences. While the norma thinks Trucy is foolish for still admiring her dad after he abandoned her, she couldn't help but empathizes with the magician's situation and the two have become friends despite their differences.
  • About Athena:
    • The newest member of the Wright Anything Agency, Athena Cykes is a young attorney specialized in analytical psychology, which she studied in Europe. Apparently every country in the continent, considering how many foreign languages she uses when talking.
    • Ever since she was little, Athena could 'hear' the emotions of other people. Early in her life, she had no way to control it and so her mind was near-constantly assaulted with the feelings of everyone around her. While she now knows how to turn it off, she still can't use it without being overwhelmed unless she uses a special device called Widget to control it.
      • Due to this, she was greatly distressed to hear that someone in the Pantheon had a similar problem, if not worse due to her being able to outright read people's thoughts, and so went to meet Haruka Kotoura. She was pleasantly surprised to learn the younger girl managed to be happy despite her condition but still asked the House of Technology to make a device that would at least give some relief to the younger girl. Haruka appreciates the thought and quickly befriend Athena after learning of her similar past ordeal.
      • While she can understand the pain the Brainspawn went trough because of their telepathy, she can't forgive them for treating other species like trash. For their part, the living brains despise her because while she might not be a full-blown telepath, her reading their emotions is still very painful.
    • She's a strong believer in the importance of analytical psychology in the use of seeking the truth. For this reason, she gets very well with profilers like Francis York Morgan, Janet Marshall, and Norman Jayden and likes talking about criminal psychology with them. Mostly the latter two, since York is very odd even by her world's standards.
      • She also enjoys talking with 'regular' psychologists like Frasier Crane and was very excited to meet the famous psychologist. While she knows that many of his theories are now outdated, she still respects him a lot for his influence on the realm of psychology.
      • This naturally means she hates Jonathan Crane, Hannibal Lecter, and Angus Bumby, who are all heinous criminals who use their knowledge as psychologists to torment other. She swore she do her best to make sure they're all locked up forever for their actions.
    • She has a general dislike of spies due to much of her trauma stemming from her mother being murdered by one. The shapeshifting powers of The Spy who's part of the Mann Co. Mercenaries especially disturb her, and she can't stand his treacherous nature. For this reason, she was at first very suspicious of people like Solid Snake, Austin Powers, and Sam Fisher, but she was eventually convinced by reading their emotions that the three were genuinely heroic spies who always do their best to do good. Though she finds Austin trying to seduce her very annoying.
    • Athena has recently taken to visiting Herald Talia, who understands the pain of uncontrolled empathic abilities. They share therapy strategies and long conversations about the nature of justice, although Talia’s attempts to teach Athena the Truth Spell have not borne fruit so far. Unfortunately, Talia's world is home to several territorial 'bondbirds', one of whom snagged a feather on Athena’s jacket just before she left to appear in court. In response, Taka, the prosecutor’s pet hawk, attacked her more vigorously than usual. Athena says such things are just part of being a lawyer.
    • Funnily enough, Athena has been getting some recent attention for the Wright Anything Agency's second trip to the alternate Equestria. Although the adventure hasn't finished yet, many are now giving Athena an appraising eye about her inferiority complex compared to her more successful co-partners. For their part, the Cutie Mark Crusaders are just happy to have someone who'd look after their interests even when nobody else would. Princess Luna also added that even though she'd be awfully busy as a princess to take up courtroom law, she'd be more than happy to hire Athena if she ever needed help.

Chie Satonaka of the Investigation Team and Makoto Niijima of the Phantom Thieves of Hearts each spend time here, learning the ins and outs of law to fulfill their dreams of being police officers. The irony of studying to become a cop while working as a robber is not lost on Makoto.

Aqua, Goddess of Full-Contact Magic, also comes by every now and then to report on any crimes that have happened around the pantheon.

Alternative Title(s): Justice