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Love and Lust

The House of Love and Lust is, for the most part, fantastically decadent. Visitors are reminded that this is not a cathouse, and most of the gods residing in it will, at best, laugh if propositioned. It is a wonderful place to take a date, and a popular attraction for groups of friends. The House's purpose is to provide comfortable, relaxing surroundings, ideal for pleasures of all kinds, from intellectual to carnal. That doesn't mean there aren't uncomfortable parts, but a visitor can only get into those of his or her own accord. No unwanted violence is permitted here - even the worst of enemies are forced to do nothing but glare and walk away unless they're really there for one another. To infringe upon this rule is to invoke the wrath of Bayonetta. Or, worse, that of Desire.

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This House has its own highly-tended steamy garden replete with a number of secluded nooks. Under its domed roof, one can find the bubbling pools - for obvious reasons - of such things as mud, wine, chocolate, Jell-O, and mysterious slime. The kitchens are always well stocked, the furnishings well appointed. The best sound systems in the Pantheon are here, although it's superior by a very slim margin (It's rumored that Akio Ohtori "persuades" Tony Stark to hand over the blueprints for every new sound system as soon as they're conceived), and, obviously, many songs about love and sex are available to listen. Infamously, there is a door which opens into an explicit wing of the House of Knowledge's Library, and a strange little room in which anything and everything a visitor finds exciting can be seen. Clothing is optional in designated areas, keeping in with the whole "Lust" thing.

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A visitor's final and most emphatic warning is this: Don't go beyond the place where the columns become supple, that place where the very nonhuman make their homes. Unless you're into that.

Be cautious when wandering this house, as Belle is a Princess of Heart; any attempts to kidnap her or use her to recreate the χ-blade will get you ripped into shreds by the Beast, and if you survive, you will be banned.

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The Nurturers

    Aphrodite 
Aphrodite, Pantheon's Most Beautiful Goddess, Goddess of Cheating Lovers (Aphrodite Urania, Aphrodite Pandemos, Aphrodite Areia/Aphrodite the Warlike, Venus, Goddess of Beauty, Aphro, Aph, Large-Scale Sapients Education Terminal/Electronic Data Warfare-Type Attack Vessel)
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  • Greater Goddess
  • Symbol: A heart symbol carried by doves.
  • Alignment: Formerly True Neutral, now either Neutral or Chaotic Good.
  • Portfolio: Hitting Anything That Moves, Beauty Personified, Deity of Love, Really Gets Around, The Power of Love (Which Is Awesome), Stripperiffic, Ethical Sluts, Good Bad Girls, Refusing To Sleep With Her Husband, Broken Bird, Support Presence, Being Used As A Measurement Of Beauty (With Her Being Said To Be 'Less' Beautiful), Shrugging Off Status Effects, Was Worshipped As A Goddess Of Both Love and War In Her Earliest Mythological Depictions
  • Domain: Love, Beauty, Lust, War (as Aphrodite Areia)
  • Husband: Vulcan
  • Allies: Zeus, Hercules, Kratos(?), Reika Aoki, The Investigation Team, Guan Yu, Thor, Sun Wukong, Pit, Wonder Woman, the Anarchy Sisters, Angelo
  • Uneasy Relationship: Andromeda Shun, Artemis
  • Enemies: Nyarlathotep, the other Hades, Hera
  • Respects: Boa Hancock
  • When Kratos destroyed Mount Olympus, Aphrodite was one of the survivors. She found herself amongst the Trope Pantheons, in order to serve as the Distaff Counterpart of Hercules' portfolio, and when it was revealed that she has been seen in the Battlefield of the Gods and cheating with a lot of deities and in the same time, giving them great support, which surprises even Cosmos and many of the House of Love, who knew that cheating isn't always negative and can be beneficial?
  • They were even more surprised when it was revealed that Aphrodite harbored a lot of regret on causing the Trojan War, and the reason she was seen in the Battlefield of the Gods was to try to find out if her beauty can be used to stop war, they thought she didn't give a shit about the Trojan War after winning that 'The Fairest' apple. And that all her cheating escapades was because she's rather insecure and feeling worthless when her husband Hephaestus wasn't paying much attention to her despite her title. Of course, old habits die hard and she tends to use the facade of Proud Beauty and Bitch in Sheep's Clothing front of many, but many who knew this understood about her tortured soul.
    • Upon further investigation, it has been confirmed that she was inflicted by an element of the Pandora's Box, Lust/Vanity, but her acts came more from her natural self, being the Goddess of Beauty. It was only after an incident in the Battlefield of the Gods, when she formed a link with Guan Yu, protected him from Loki and being healed by his "infectious leadership" that the element was destroyed, allowing people to discover her broken heart.
    • This also led her to rediscover her passion with Kratos after their night-stand during the fall of Olympus. But deep down she also felt a little insecure and scared, realizing the last time Kratos caved her whole Pantheon. Still, he reminded her so much with Ares... something that would make Kratos just facepalm.
  • Hanging around with various Gods here eventually even got her slightly disgusted with how Zeus acted so Kratos kicked his arse. However, Aphrodite didn't dare raise such a statement in front of Zeus. This is Zeus we're talking about after all.
    • This was also why after Hephaestus rose as Vulcan into the Pantheon, Aphrodite has been lately paying him a visit and secretly shares her newfound disgust, as well as how it wouldn't be possible had it not been her participation in the Battlefield of the Gods. Surprisingly, Vulcan also understands that, and for a rare time, they were actually agreeing and treating each other with respect.
  • It was said that she's looking for what is true inner beauty, despite her title. For this, she is fond with the Guardian of inner beauties, Reika Aoki.
  • When she entered the Pantheon, she received weird looks from Andromeda Shun. This probably stems from the fact that from his knowledge, Gods aside of Athena in his realm can be such assholes, and that she shared the same name as the evil Pisces Saint. In one look, Aphrodite realized that her kiss can't charm him, so she decided to share her tale, enough that Shun would leave her alone in normal terms.
  • Many worshippers of other Goddesses would boast that their Goddesses' beauty are unmatched they're either on par or even more beautiful than Aphrodite. The Pantheon has made this a taboo, because this is usually hitting Aphrodite's insecurity and usually this would attract her wrath. Despite her portfolio, her wrath is not to be underestimated.
  • Is friends with Panty and Stocking. She especially likes the former as the two share personalities.
  • At one point, Aphrodite was planning on a beauty contest amongst the Pantheon Goddesses, but it was quickly deduced by the Investigation Team, especially Yu Narukami, that it's yet another way to mask her insecurity, and her acts reminded them of their mortal class teacher, Noriko Kashiwagi, and it's not doing good for her image. After being suggested by Narukami that she should be more confident of herself, Aphrodite was so grateful that she even offers to become his Persona at times.
  • Has a motherly sense of affection for Wonder Woman, who inherited her blessings of beauty and love, and is extremely proud of her fighting in the name of love and peace.
  • Whenever she gets near Nyarlathotep, she couldn't understand how it came to be so far, but... she hates him. She thinks he didn't deserve any 'love'. So far, seems like only Tatsuya Suou, Maya Amano and Eikichi Mishina has any idea why she thinks like that.
  • Also hates the other Hades who just wouldn't leave her insecurity alone like the original one, instead mocking it at every opportunity possible. On the other hand, she had quite the interest of Pit not just for his opposition against this Hades, but him being a short-statured winged youth mainly wielding a bow reminded her of her son Cupid/Eros.
  • A little known fact about Aphrodite is that in her earliest mythological depictions, she was worshipped as a goddess of both love and war. This form of Aphrodite, known as “Aphrodite Areia” (which basically translates as “Aphrodite The Warlike”), was mainly worshipped in Sparta and it’s surrounding regions. However, she hasn’t assumed that guise in a long time and she doesn’t plan to do so unless she has to, mostly because she doesn’t want to seal her siblings Ares and Athena’s thunder. If her enemies ever end up pushing her too far, she’ll get serious and she’ll show them exactly why war was one of her domains. As Aphrodite Areia, her personality changes to resemble what she was in her younger days and she becomes a One-Woman Army Blood Knight who delights in both love and war.

    Belldandy 
Belldandy, Goddess of Magical Girlfriends
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    Flonne 
Flonne, Goddess of Love Freaks (Lady Arch Angel, Pure Pink, via Volunteer Sauver, Space Monster Flonne)
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Pre-Fallen outfit
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Fallen Angel Flonne
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Pure Flonne


Alternative Title(s): Couples, Lust

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