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Love, Lust, and Affection

"In love, one and one are one."

The House of Love and Affection 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. Like the house of Gender, it's also fully supportive of the LGBTQ+ community, with most of the Pantheon's queer pride parades being hosted here with no interference and full support of the House's deities.

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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 in an opened scallop shell.
  • 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.
      • Upon having similarities of the both of them using sexual acts to fend off their past they are not proud of (with Angelo being his parents and Aphrodite being herself), Angelo pities and gives her his sympathies. They can be seen with Angelo resting on her lap as the two have surprisingly deep talks about their pasts for one-half of their visits, and the other is filled with them making lewd and flirtatious remarks.
    • 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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Fallen Angel Flonne
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Pure Flonne

Lovers at the Sacred Shrine

    Masaki House 
The Masaki Housemembers , Celestial Deities of Polygamous Marriage (The Masaki Family, The Highest Concentration of Power in the Universe, A Military Might with No Nation | Tenchi:  | Ryoko:  | Ayeka:  | Sasami:  | Mihoshi:  | Washu:  | Noike: )
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Counter clockwise from top left: Tenchi, Ayeka, Washu, Sasami with Ryo-Ohki, Noike, Mihoshi
Center: Ryoko
  • Greater Deities as a whole (mostly Intermediate Deities separately, though several members are clear Overdeities at true power)
  • Symbol: A Juraian Royal tree
  • Theme Music: Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-Ohki Theme, Tension, Tenchi Muyo! TV OP
  • Alignment: Overall setted on Chaotic Good
  • Portfolio: Cavalcade of Incest Enabled by Juraian Genetics, Battle Harem, Magnetic Girlfriends, Pretty Freeloaders, Human Aliens and Physical Gods all Older Than They Look
  • Domains: Power, Space, Family, Balance, Passion, Suffering, Competition
  • High Priests: Seina Yamada and the Kamidake II crew
  • Heralds: Katsuhito Masaki/Yosho Masaki Jurai (Tenchi's grandfather), Kiyone Makibi (Mihoshi's former police partner), Azaka and Kamidake (Ayeka's guardians)
  • Teachers: Kenshi Takahashi (Tenchi)
  • Allies: Optimus Prime, Omnimon, Son Goku, Android 21, Usagi Tsukino/Sailor Moon, Copen, Gunvolt, most harem heroes and haremettes
  • Rivals: Each other (Ryoko and Ayeka); Vegeta, Naga the White Serpent (Ayeka); Bardock and Turles (Ryoko)
  • On speaking terms with: Jeanne (Ryoko); Jade Curtiss (Washu)
  • Enemies: Zonda and the Seven, Unicron, Frieza, Cell, Sheev Palpatine, Master Xehanort, Dr. Gero/Android 20
  • Odd Friendship: Androids 17 and 18 (especially Ayeka and Washu)
  • Pities: Marik Ishtar (Ryoko); Sophie (Tales of Graces), Laura Kinney/X-23 (Noike); Master Xehanort (Tenchi and Sasami)
  • Unknown Relationship: Cosmos, Eru Ilúvatar (Tenchi)
  • Approved by: Flonne; Kyu Sugardust (Tenchi)
  • Amuses: Alexstrasza (Tenchi)
  • Conflicting Opinion from: Princess Cadance
  • Opposes: Shukuro Tsukishima, Jiraiya; Mugen Yoguruma (Washu); Negi Springfield (Tenchi)
  • Fears: Vaermina (Sasami); 17 and 18 (Mihoshi)
  • Respects: Kushina Uzumaki (Washu)
  • Tenchi Masaki was an ordinary high school student, or so he thought, until he explored a cave near his family's sacred shrine in Okayama, curious about the tale of a demon who had been sealed in that cave by a legendary warrior, only to unfortunately awaken said demon. He found himself terrorized and then targeted for seduction by the beautiful yet crazy space pirate Ryoko for his troubles, his school being destroyed in the process. Said space pirate would be chased by Princess Ayeka on her royal treeship Ryu-Oh, with Ayeka's sister Sasami on board, causing Ryoko to summon her personal warship Ryo-Ohki. The ensuing battle ended wit both ships destroyed, and caused Tenchi to give up on going back to high school and relocate his residence next to the Shrine. Ayeka found and planted a seed of Ryu-Oh at the shrine, while Ryoko also brought in a ridiculously cute pet cat/rabbit... who was also Ryo-Ohki. And then Galaxy Police Detective Mihoshi fell to the land of stars when they tried to fight again.
    • While the girls all settled in and became attracted to Tenchi to various degrees, they would soon be attacked by Ryoko's former criminal boss, who nearly killed Tenchi trying to reclaim her. The resulting battle on Kagato's battleship would spark the beginning of Tenchi learning about his own true power. The harem only grew from there, as they freed the villain's mentor Washu, the scientific genius who created Ryoko, Ryo-Ohki, Kagato himself, and the very spacecraft on which she'd been held captive.
    • After more misadventures involving Tenchi and the horde of alien women, including tales set in alternate continuities, Mihoshi's former police partner Noike came to claim Tenchi via arranged marriage. She too would settle into the house, and at the conclusion of at least two more wild conflicts, Washu and her divine sisters would unveil the truth about the universe.
  • As one of the first of many young men to have such adventures, Tenchi's ascension was a formality, with his tendency to get exasperated at the attention serving as his trope. However, absence makes the heart grow fonder, and it became increasingly clear that Tenchi missed his ladies greatly, to the point that Android 21 offered to help find a way to ascend them.
    • Looking through the records, 21 discovered that regardless of how the bickering in the house occasionally gets tiresome (mostly Ryoko and Ayeka's doing), Tenchi would marry his entire entourage of female companions, becoming something of a codifier for harem protagonists. With this, 21 quickly gathered all the data she could find to prove that the residents of the Masaki House would make a strong addition to the Pantheon, with Tenchi's destined choice to Marry Them All becoming the new seating trope. Ultimately the court agreed with this, welcoming Tenchi's women to the Pantheon as they now share his temple, which resembles the Masaki Shrine and House grounds.
  • Applies in general:
    • The Masaki home is considered the single most powerful place in its entire home universe. Of course, that title is more in question in the multiversal Pantheon as there are plenty of deities who are just as or more powerful than them.
    • Knowing of their various Living Ships (and their vast Organic Technology in general), Optimus Prime and Omnimon came to the Masaki House to enlist their help. Amidst the others' suspicions, Tenchi and Washu conversed with the two to gauge their true intentions—until Mihoshi saw Optimus, immediately ran outside, and gave a haphazard explanation of who Optimus is as she's seen his work before. Boarding Ryo-Ohki and Ryu-Oh's full spaceship forms, they went to aid the two in a battle against the Heralds of Unicron. Successfully repelling said Heralds, the Autobot leader and legendary Royal Knight are counted as allies of the House. Unicron and his minions have marked them for destruction, but they're ready to face that threat.
    • Two collective groups the Masaki family formed alliances with came as absolutely no surprise to anyone in the Pantheon: the Sailor Guardians led by Sailor Moon, and the Dragon Team led by Son Goku. While their allies have mostly taken shine to (or slight contention with) specific members of the house, Usagi and Goku themselves are mainly cool with everyone. Android 21 has the family's gratitude for helping to get them all ascended as a favor to Tenchi, especially with that particular trope.
    • While there are others associated with their house and family, they have chosen three (technically four) specific parties to serve as their Heralds for very special reasons:
      • Tenchi's grandfather Katsuhito, who also happens to be both the legendary warrior who sealed the demon in the cave 700 years ago and Ayeka and Sasami's missing brother the Crown Prince Yosho. Yep. All one and the same. For anyone curious, Tenchi's grandmother is a Galaxy Academy classmate Yosho fell in love with and is still running around within the Galaxy Police.note 
      • Kiyone, Mihoshi's former police partner before Noike, who is more well known for her role in the Tenchi Universe and Tenchi in Tokyo alternate continuities — where she did not end up marooned and presumed dead in an unlucky caper involving "ultra-energy matter" and thus she and Mihoshi remained at each other's side all through joining the House.
      • The robotic sentient floating logs Azaka and Kamidake, Ayeka's guardians since childhood, named after two legendary Juraian knights. She pretty much goes nowhere without them, though they are also loyal to Sasami and the other Juraians.
    • Tenchi's childhood friend Seina was recruited by the GP and developed his own harem as well. They'll pop up at the house on rare occasions, officially counted as High Priests.
    • Tenchi once had a run-in with Princess Cadence, who wanted to talk to him about his polygamous union. While almost certain he would be getting told off about not being loyal to one woman, he agreed to hear her out. She surprised him by making it clear that she meant no hostility towards him or his family; rather, she was concerned that a man trying to keep multiple wives satisfied will lead to conflict and please no one, wondering if he has what it takes to avoid all that. Relieved that she wasn't coming from a harsh place, Tenchi thanked her for explaining herself, but had this to say in response:
      Tenchi: I never asked for those girls to come into my life, but they did, and I couldn't be happier for it. I said before that I'd die before I forsake any one of them. They know I mean that.
    • The ascension of the Masaki House gave Frieza and Cell no end of frustration. That this was facilitated by 21 only deepens both villains' hatred towards her.
      • Frieza considers the Galactic Union led by Jurai's Royal Family and the Galaxy Police to be a threat to his rebuilding empire, but was hoping that Tenchi's low-key presence in the Pantheon would naturally fade out.
      • Cell despises the genetic links of the Juraians and the Choushin and the various properties they bring, as they provide a natural counter to his claim of the Perfect Being.
    • Similar to Frieza, Palpatine's Galactic Empire is heavily contradicted by the GU in various ways and decrees, namely in how Palpatine will use his military power to instill fear and forced obedience while Jurai's might is essentially employed as a backup arm of their diplomacy. While the Masaki House members do not serve as authorities in the Union as of yet, they are a clear symbol of its power.
    • None of the inhabitants have any respect for Master Xehanort, as the horrors he committed for the sake of his schemes was all too reminiscent of Kagato. The knowledge of his well-meaning intentions does nothing to quell this. His scheme to become the darkness and dictate fate itself in order to contain the darkness is purely seen as a glorified tantrum born of resentment and arrogance. Sasami and Tenchi even pity him for it. While grateful that for now he has decided to relent on enacting his plans, Tenchi and co. are entirely certain that they will end up fighting him.
    Ayeka: A fiend like him is too arrogant to let his ambition rest forever. We know that all too well.
    • Once, Tenchi misremembered key details about their lives after coming home for dinner, freaking everyone out, then ran off and seemingly abandoned them for days to cavort with a pale-skinned girl named Sakuya with Shukuro Tsukishima as their third wheel.
      • After researching and discovering both Shukuro's ability to implant himself in people's memories and Sakuya's unwitting invoked connection to the Tokyo timeline Big Bad Yugi, they stormed Tsukishima's temple... and had to fight the two Sumeragi Pantera cyborgs. They followed that up to confront Zonda and the Seven directly, assisted by Shukuro and, oddly enough, Sakuya with powers. Tenchi was unconscious nearby: Zonda had combined her illusions with Shukuro's Book of the End to give Tenchi the memories of Sakuya's timeline, and the current "Sakuya" was actually a copy of the grown-up Yugi herself made to be loyal to Zonda, all to break Tenchi's mind down so she could absorb a large chunk of his higher-dimensional powers to reawaken her deadly Reverie form.
      • Even Ryoko powered by all three of Washu's gems wasn't enough to overcome this power, especially with the Oracle and Teseo manipulating reality. Desperate, Washu and Sasami/Tsunami had to reach out to Tenchi's consciousness and rouse him awake, much like Tsunami did before against Kagato. Once awake, Tenchi engaged Zonda with the power of the Light Hawk Wings, which allowed him to deflect her Paradise Lost song and ultimately defeat her. He took back the power she stole from his godly self, destroying the fake Yugi/Sakuya and disabling her Reverie transformation. A few apologies and a forced reversal of Book of the End later, all things returned to normal.
      • Hearing about this altercation, Copen and Gunvolt both visited the Masaki house and gave them the full story on the Eden organization and their Kill All Humans agenda; furthermore, Kisuke Urahara, a friend of Washu's, gave her the scoop about Tsukishima being a member of a similar organization called Xcution, connecting the dots about his alliance with Zonda.
      • Later it came out that this incident directly prompted others to interrogate Shukuro on his actions, leading to the revelation that he himself had been manipulated by an enemy of the Sailor Guardians. Furthermore, he seems to be seeking out his own purpose since having his mind set right. While relieved that he's no active threat anymore, they're still keeping tabs to see how long this lasts.
    • Jiraiya may be a great warrior sage, but his "research" can be very irritating. As such, after an incident where he as a house guest caught Ayeka naked in the bath, he is banned from ever visiting them again.
    • Solidifying their place as the owners of this trope, the marriage of the Masaki House will eventually be canonized. Ryoko will be the first of the wives to bear children, followed by Ayeka and then, somehow, Ryo-Ohki (see her section for details). A few of their allies are still confused as to how it all works for several reasons, but for the most part they'll put that aside, embracing the tide of joy and congratulating them on the news.
  • Applies to two or three of the girls:
    • While Ryoko and Ayeka were well known to tussle violently against one another in the past, they came to mellow out eventually. They still have their fights, but after living together long enough to know one another beyond the reckless criminal and the highstrung princess, deep down they do care about each other. In fact, contrary to Ayeka's initial belief that Ryoko was a voluntary enemy of Jurai, both are currently defending Jurai in separate feuds against Saiyans from Universe 7.
      • Ayeka and the Saiyan Prince Vegeta routinely engage in Trash Talk of how utterly baffled they are that the other's race actually benefits from a practice which would be barbaric were it not for their unique genetic differences (the Saiyans being pathological blood knights and the Juraians keeping it in the family). Fortunately, Sasami and Present Trunks can attest that this rivalry is not one of hatred, but of headstrong pride in heritage, with the crown royals sharing an odd form of understanding and mutual respect from this bickering.
      • Ryoko, on ther other hand, once came across genuine disrespect from the Saiyan Army towards Jurai (e.g. Paragus calling them the "inbred gardeners of outer space") and promptly rebutted to shut them up with how their rigid caste system and marauder customs caused them to be by and large incapable of accepting anomalies. Bardock has shown respect for Ryoko's strength and loyalty, and Turles admires her rejection of caste politics, but both will stand for their race against her; Nappa, Raditz, and Paragus simply hate her guts.
    • The house mostly has a friendly relationship with Androids 17 and 18, especially after learning that they were normal humans modified against their will by Dr. Gero. However, Washu and Ayeka are the ones who are friendliest to the twins after Washu once tricked them into entering her lab so she could study them. Curious about the Earth technology that would allow them to encroach on the powers of galactic emperors and Physical Gods, Washu instead became more personally nurturing to them after learning that they were former teenage runaways. The princess encountered them in the lab while Washu was preoccupied and, after figuring out what was going on, decided to converse with them. Finding several admirable traits in each of the android siblings, she quickly befriended them. While they refuse to accept Washu's mothering, they do appreciate the ladies' care.
    • Ryoko and Washu both despise Ragyo Kiryuin, seeing her as what would happen if Washu was as amoral as Kagato. Washu goes so far as to declare Ragyo a disgrace to science. Ragyo counters that Washu isn't much better due to her own tendency to create destructive things, ignoring that said reputation is rather exaggerated (mostly based on her Universe self).
    • Noike left the GP and became a fixture in Jurai after being adopted by Lady Seto, so she isn't always available to accompany Mihoshi. Thanks to Kiyone tracking her down and becoming a herald of the Masaki House, Mihoshi now has someone to accompany her whenever Noike is busy with other matters (or all three's presence is required). Unsurprisingly, both are frequently irritated with her blundering, though Noike is as much if not more annoyed by Mihoshi's affectionate personality in addition to that and is the harsher of the two in dealing with her. That said, they've both come to simmer down over time. Kiyone has mellowed out to about her Universe temperament, and Noike's disposition is more consistently sunny since integrating into the house and openly engaging Tenchi.
  • Applies to Tenchi:
    • Since his ascension, Katsuhito occasionally accompanies and guides Tenchi on certain travels related to his growth into a suitable Shinto priest and future Prince of Jurai.
    • Even if nobody cared, or let alone look at Tenchi, he's shown to be quite a good fighter on his own, seemingly always able to adapt and overpower his enemies. For example, he can actually survive being cut in half in the middle of space, and is the only person who can generate pure energy constructs called Light Hawk Wings without the aid of a Royal Treeship, using them as either sword or shield. On that note, Katsuhito trained him in sword fighting as part of his Shinto discipline — specifically the Jurai Royal Family house style of swordsmanship.
      • Since entering the Pantheon, Katsuhito has taken him to see other swordmasters, such as Luke Skywalker and Kenshi Takahashi, for further instruction so that he can refine the Juraian house style and make it all his own. (Fun fact, the latter actually shares the same given name as Tenchi's half brother.) This training highly benefited him in the battle with Zonda.
    • It should go without saying that Tenchi is considered an inspiration to many young heroes who find themselves at the center of a harem with otherworldly and powerful ladies. Of those, he occasionally commiserates with Mahiro over the sometimes-unwanted attention they get, which started even before 21 brought the girls in; sighs tiredly at Issei's "Harem King" antics and hero-worship of him but ultimately respects the guy's determination to protect his women; finds Touma to be good company for his headstrong sense of situational right and wrong, to which Touma is relieved that this kami doesn't hate him; and, while he's openly friends with Kimihito, does not plan on getting dragged into sharing every unlucky situation the guy gets into with his people-pleasing and workaholic tendencies.
      • Issei once offered Tenchi a spot in the Chick Magnet Quartet, seeing him as a pioneer of the trait. While Tenchi declined, he is willing to help them free their former co-founder Negi Springfield from the clutches of The Mage of the Beginning, as he can relate to Negi's childhood circumstances quite a bit. Time will tell what comes of this.
    • As young scholar/heroes with great potential whose worlds became known in similar eras, Tenchi is good friends with Son Gohan. Both also know what it's like to have the interest of several girls in their high school years. Difference being Gohan was able to find a single lady to connect with, as he's not in a harem series.
      • Related to this, Tenchi, Katsuhito, and the Son family largely stay out of the Vegeta vs. Jurai squabbles. In addition to Tenchi's friendship with Gohan, Goku gets along swimmingly with both Tenchi and Katsuhito. He often encourages Tenchi to never stop growing and occasionally relates to Katsuhito, sharing wisdom from their experiences as refugees from alien cultures who formed stable lives on Earth.
    • Through the conflict involving Washu and her divine sisters Tsunami and Tokimi, the truth would be revealed to Tenchi at last. He's an incarnation of the supreme god above the Choushin who created their universe, the Being of Heaven and Earth, Kami Tenchi. Remarkably, even women outside his original harem are giving him a second look. Prior to his harem's ascension, he couldn't decide which of the Goddesses he likes the most. After they've joined him, he still can't. This is probably why he just took all of them. His true divine nature also has some wondering what relationship he might have to Cosmos and Ilúvatar.
    • Kyu Sugardust has told Tenchi that she's proud of him for being able to fall in love with and marry a bunch of attractive girls without needing any help from her. Alexstrasza, who at one point in the past had several mates (as did her fellow dragon aspects), finds it funny that it was an ordinary-seeming young man like Tenchi who would mass-marry his way into the trope seat.
    • Superman, while not omnipotent, is another visitor from another world much like Tenchi's progenitors who's capable of pushing past the impossible whenever necessary to do good. They bond over the fact that they would rather live simple common lives than be eternally hailed as either a superhero or royalty, but are grateful to be as Strong as They Need to Be on a regular basis to protect those they love.
    • While the latest Persona Wild Cards' situation wouldn't quite be considered a harem, their entourages do include several girls who they could woo. Neither considers being romantic with all of said girls to be a suitable option (though Joker is certainly capable of trying), but they do see how they can learn from the way Tenchi treats his women no matter who (if anyone) they decide to go with.
    • Seems to be polar opposites with Domon, the perpetually-irritated fighter to Tenchi's consummate nice guy. Somehow the two became friends. Turns out, Cell once tried to eliminate Tenchi with the help of The Fallen... and it was Domon who evened the odds.
  • Applies to Ryoko:
    • The statute of limitations on her crimes ran out while she was imprisoned in Yosho's cave, so Jurai and the Galaxy Police aren't going after her anymore. Despite this, organizations from other planets have decided to keep the bounty on her head. One example is the case of the Galactic Empire, with Boba Fett, the God of Bounty Hunters, considering her his greatest quarry after the Skywalkers. The Mandalorian mercenary has tried several times to capture her, with miserly results.
    • Once bumped into a girl whose hair and clothes were a combination of navy blue and red, and ended up picking a fight with her. And then she saw how the girl's battle transformation saw her turn her sentient sailor fuku into basically armored lingerie, becoming impressed at her shamelessness. The two fought ferociously for a few minutes, respecting each other's strength as time went on, until she realized the girl was talking about "Life Fibers" while calling her attacks. Ryoko stopped the fight and asked her name, getting back the answer of Ryuko Matoi — which made her the strong rebellious test subject Ragyo had cast aside and left for dead. Ryoko introduced herself to the girl and explained how she can empathize, befriending Matoi. The two meet up once a week to spar and then hang out. Ryoko is fairly protective of Ryuko, refusing to let any scientists — including her own mother — run tests on the girl if she can help it. Ryuko is grateful to have someone watching her back.
    • She often shares drinks with Tsunade at Moe's Tavern. While their backgrounds are obviously very different, the two women relate to each other through their similar blunt-lady attitude. Sometimes this leads to them sniping at each other, but even then it's a good way to let off some steam.
    • Takes pity on Marik Ishtar due to how his desire for freedom is kind of a mirror to hers, but he spent so long consumed by his evil alter ego and his own personal hatred for his world's Pharaoh, his father, and his family's Tombkeeper duties that he actually turned heel for six years. She's glad he's gotten over his hatred and split from his darker self.
    • While visiting the Hall of Piracy, Ryoko was once charmed by the flirtations of the gentleman sky pirate Balthier. Nothing came of it due to her loyalty to Tenchi, but she did find him handsome and friendly enough to be worth chatting with. They each know what it's like to be captive to a mad scientist, so if anything, he's another friend who she can enlist to keep Washu's crazy experimental tendencies at bay.
    • As a strong, sexy, outwardly confident woman who goes after what she wants, Ann Takamaki considers Ryoko an inspiration. To no one's surprise, she soaked up that praise once she heard about it. However, she did follow up by going to see Ann and find out more about her. She came away friends with a very cool and spirited high school girl who happens to have a few issues with inner guilt and situational confidence.
    • The Devil Caller met the intrigue of Jeanne, given the similarity to the Umbra Witches in her ability to summon and control demons. Ryoko decided she liked Jeanne's style, but didn't understand the whole deal with contracts so she declined getting involved in the Platinum Knight's "magical mumbo-jumbo".
  • Applies to Ayeka:
    • Actually admires the likes of Princess Zelda and Leia Organa, who both went out of their way to physically lend a helping hand to the main hero tasked with saving their world. She's particularly reverent towards Zelda, who it turns out is an incarnation of the goddess Hylia. Both consider her a friend and are open to giving her advice whenever she asks, except on matters of love. Link is Zelda's champion, not her lover, and Leia's marriage to Han ultimately ended in divorce. They know better than to think they can tell her anything about Tenchi.
    • Despite her best attempts to portray a Proper Lady out of her sense of duty, Ayeka has a crazier side of her own. There's her obvious short temper which Ryoko and Vegeta often inflame, for one thing. Then there's a rumor based on a certain Image Song hinting that she might be into S&M.
      • Naga likes to tease her about hiding her dark side, to which Ayeka tends to angrily retort that at least she maintains an air of class like a crown princess should. This contrast of perspective fuels a rivalry between the Juraian and the sorceress.
      • Akasha would like to capture Ayeka and try and make her a disciple, since taking a Juraian Crown Princess as her underling would do great for business. Mileena, meanwhile, wants to share a "dance" with Ayeka and see how much the battle can exhilarate the two of them before either eliminating her or handing her to Akasha. Ayeka wants nothing to do with either of these evil ladies.
      • Hearing that the Queen of Pain has a Good Counterpart in the form of two ordinary human women, Ayeka has visited Ally and Lisa to affirm her protection and offer any help they may need. Rumor exists that these visits also involve some practice for Tenchi...
    • She also once butted heads with a "Beauty Thief" who was sneaking around the Hall of Heirs at the same time as one of her visits. They briefly fought until Ayeka realized that she was going after Prince Charmles to steal back some resources he got through an act of cheating, and that they both had the attitude of a noble lady with a sadistic streak. Ayeka teamed up with Haru to recover Charmles' ill-gotten gains and return them to their rightful owner...Mitsuru Kirijo, a corporate heiress like Haru, who leads a group called the Shadow Operatives as well as an entire financial empire. (Her duties forced her to outsource the task.)
  • Applies to Sasami:
    • Long before she and Ayeka came to Earth, actually during Ryoko and Ryo-Ohki's attack on Jurai, Sasami took a critical fall and woke up to find she was fused with Tsunami, one of the Choushin goddesses. She believed that the real Sasami had died that day and that the link was the result of her being a clone made to continue Sasami's existence, and lived with a lingering fear that Ayeka would hate her if this were discovered. However, during a short stay at a house belonging to a human relative of Tenchi's, she tearfully broke down, at which point Tsunami appeared and explained that she was the real Sasami and the fusion had barely saved her life.
    • Sasami's role in the House is similar to that of a lady-in-waiting. While she knows she won't be the first one to land Tenchi, she doesn't lament her status, instead using her free time to fight evil.
    • Is a huge fan of Magical Girls, and has had dreams of being one. Those dreams came true in another dimension which may or may not have been created through her link with Tsunami. As such, she gets along famously with most of the Sailor Guardians, especially Sailor Moon, Sailor Venus, and Sailor Chibi Moon.
      • Happy to find out that Android 21 had paid her kindness forward and helped the Masaki House ascend, Chibiusa visited them and actually made fast friends with Sasami. While Sasami is rather sensible and wise beyond her apparent years and Chibiusa is more prone to getting into trouble, both of the centuries-old children met each other's personalities with ease. Usagi suggests Sasami may be a good influence on Chibiusa, while Ayeka worries the latter may happen instead.
      • Minako actually wants to help her discover a way to achieve the Pretty Sammy transformation in the Pantheon so that she can train her in using those powers for good.
    • Having Prophetic Dreams, she is incredibly wary of Atropos, Nightmare, Freddy Krueger, and is outright afraid of Vaermina. These are beings who can attack her in her dreams, make her dream of her worst fears, or even gain power through her nightmares. If any trace of them or their effects appear in her derams, she will know that she is a target.
    • Hit it off instantly well with Steven Universe due to his friendly and all-loving nature reminding her of Tenchi. Still, even she was amazed that he was able to talk the Diamond Authority into seeing the error of their ways.
    • While accompanying Washu on a visit through the Hall of Genetic Engineering in the House of Science, Sasami met and befriended Vivio Takamachi. While she admires the fact that Vivio is a Magical Girl as well as a clone like what she once believed herself to be, she doesn't put pressure on Vivio to teach her how to become one because there are older people already trying to do that.
    • After learning the story of the Earth Alliance and ZAFT conflict, one person who Sasami came to greatly admire was the politician's daughter and idol singer Lacus Clyne. As someone whose kindness, intelligence, and unflappable composure made her as much a vital element as any of the fighting mech pilots around her, Lacus represents exactly what Sasami hopes to become as a princess. Lacus in turn has learned about Jurai and the Galactic Union, and upon hearing that Juraian royalty has taken an interest in her, stayed over at the Masaki house for a few days. She and Sasami are now among each other's best friends, and she thinks Sasami is well on her way to becoming that type of princess whether she knows it or not.
    • Following the Zonda incident, she discovered that there was a Yugi in the Pantheon. It wasn't a girl from Jurai, though, but rather a boy with strange multi-colored hair who was known as the King of Games, along with his darker counterpart known as the Pharaoh. She and the duelist each take well to one another's honesty and good heart, and she likens his link to the Pharaoh as similar to her ties to Tsunami, although she recognizes that Atem is Yugi's past life, not a patron god he's meant to assimilate with like Tsunami.
      • After awhile Yugi told Sasami of his Spherium project, a holographic fighting game using the same ancient creatures that mark their presence in both the Shadow Games and Duel Monsters. While not as tech savvy as Washu or Seto Kaiba, she has enough practical wisdom to offer occasional advice.
  • Applies to Ryo-Ohki:
    • Aside from her typical cabbit form, she can also shapeshift into a powerful, ferocious red and black battleship, as well as a cat-skinned kid Ryoko lookalike. Yes, that latter form also grows up into one of Tenchi's wives, being the third to bear children. Since she reproduces through some odd crystallization method and her babies begin as straight-up cabbits like she did, we can't confirm if Tenchi would actually do the deed with her. Still, happy times.
    • She's limited to communicating through meows like a cat, but one adaptation reveals that she's actually talking in a highly compressed language, and over time will be able to be understood. Her humanoid form seems to be when this takes shape, as she can be heard speaking fluently in the common tongue. This is similar to Morgana's communication being obfuscated as meows in his world's physical reality to anyone who's never been anywhere else.
    • On a related note, Morgana teaches her to navigate the Pantheon by trying to get her to participate in fun little capers... which usually devolve into typical "cats playing around" fare before very long. When confronted with a villain, however, his strategies and clever abilities combined with her strong powers make them difficult to mess with when together.
    • Luna, meanwhile, takes to Ryo-Ohki as something of a big sister mentor, often advising and guiding the Masu being so she can be of better help to her friends.
    • Usually greets Goku by biting at his orange gi, or, if he's not wearing it, his hair. Given his name and her love of carrots, this is not surprising.
    • Is also friendly with the dragon creature Shantak-kun, who has a cute form, a battle form, and a straight out human form. At first she envied the latter... until she realized Shanta still can't say anything but "Mii."
  • Applies to Mihoshi:
    • From the planet Seniwa, Mihoshi is a member of the prestigious Kuramitsu family, the second most powerful family in the Galactic Union behind only the Royal Family of Jurai. The Kuramitsu's primary locus of power is their leadership of the Galaxy Police, of which Mihoshi is a Detective First Class.
    • At first glance, Mihoshi usually appears to be nothing more than a bumbling blonde burden to any team around her, causing some to question how she could've ever made the Galaxy Police. However, there is evidence of her being highly competent underneath all of the chaos, and it's assumed her current state is the result of being overworked. For one thing, her reports, while lacking in structure, are obscenely filled with detail to the point it can take days to decipher them. Also, let it be known that the story of the "ultra-energy matter" caper, while highly exaggerated, does have its basis in fact.
    • In reality, what caused her downfall from one of the GP's finest officers was a mysterious incident that left her shell-shocked, rumored to be either a suicide attempt over a lost love or accidentally wandering into a distortion zone. Either way, she is now completely unable to focus on a single train of thought and her clumsiness has been the source of many small calamities. This at one point caused her to be demoted to Detective Second Class, though she later regained her rank alongisde Noike. What she lacks in coherence nowadays she makes up for in such sheer miraculous luck that it may in fact be a subconscious form of reality warping. Magneto in particular wonders if it might be connected to his daughter's ability to manipulate probability.
    • Despite agreeing with everyone else about the Androids, Mihoshi gets creeped out at the twins' coordination when they fight together, saying they look like one person in two when they're beating people up.
    • Is able to understand Osaka and Mako Mankanshoku perfectly, which makes the two of them very happy and astonishes those who know them. Actually explaining their thoughts and musings to a layman, on the other hand...
    • As the most prominent representative of the Galaxy Police, Mihoshi is also supported by space-patrolling superheroes such as Nova, the Guardians of the Galaxy, and the various ascended Green Lanterns. Most like her well enough due to her gung-ho heroic attitude, but her careless blunders do tend to irritate Gamora and Kilowog when there's serious work to be done.
  • Applies to Washu:
    • This harem outdoes any and all others in strangeness due to one simple reason. Everyone. Is. Related. And ironically, it's really through Washu that the dots can all be connected. She is a member of the same sisterhood of goddesses as Sasami's divine fusee Tsunami, who scattered her powers into gems and gave herself a new human life in order to relearn everything and married into the Kuramitsu family and bore a son within that life, linking her directly to both the Galaxy Police and the Jurai Royal Family. Later, through experiments with a living clay species called Masu, she created Ryoko using her own ovum, Ryo-Ohki with some type of mineral lifeform, and a clone of her missing best friend Naja Akara. The clone took on a male body and rejected all female traits, thus becoming Kagato, while said traits eventually combined into the girl that would become Noike. And why did she scatter her powers and restart her life to relearn everything? To prove there was a being beyond the Choushin. As elaborated above, she and her sisters discovered said being within Tenchi.
    • While Washu focuses more on biological engineering and organic technology, she did build an impenetrable space battleship. As such, following the event with Optimus and Omnimon she paid a visit to the House of Technology, wanting to see more of what the multiverse can do with steel and information. She ended up finding friendly connections at both Rockbell Automail and Stark Tower, giving advice to Winry and Pinako as to how to make their automail sturdier as well as being thoroughly astonished by Tony's ability to create an arc reactor that could power both his pierced heart and a superpowered suit of armor with very limited resources and space to work with.
      • She also met Tabane Shinonono, who shares many similarities to both herself and Tony, and while the two get along just fine, Washu was quick to pick up on Tabane's manipulative streak and is trying to teach her to be less of a jerk about her maneuvers. On top of that, she's taken the similarly-boastful boy genius Dexter on as a pupil of sorts as well as matched wits with fellow cloning expert and social caste defier Jade Curtiss.
      • That said, there are also many morally bankrupt scientists she's either encountered or heard about. Aside from the aforementioned Ragyo, Xehanort, and Dr. Gero, the list includes Shou Tucker, Dr. Weil, Ghetsis, Relius, Mesogog, Sengoku, Professor Hojo, and Davros. All of them, to her, are either insane or petty in their aims and give science a bad name. Ghetsis, Relius, Hojo, Tucker, and Davros in particular are also guilty of experimenting on their already-existing families. Yes, she's prone to jokingly tormenting Ryoko while examining her, but as someone who gained a family, lost a family, then created a family, scientists crossing the line and hurting their own families in experiments in all callous seriousness is a major Berserk Button for her.
    • While not one for "ginger android" jokes, being a redheaded scientific genius, she finds the existence of a redheaded killer robot amusing. Still, she routinely checks on 16's circuits whenever 21 brings him in, in case he needs any repairs or upgrades.
    • Often competes with Bulma to see who the best beautiful scientist genius is. This despite neither one of them wanting anything to do with the issue between the Saiyans and Jurai. Sometimes 21 will serve as a "referee" whenever they want to make a particular contest "official".
    • Instantly recognized that Mugen Yoguruma was some sort of higher being when they first met. Mugen told her the story of how she made it into the Pantheon, and confirmed Washu's suspicions when she revealed her true identity as The Mage of Yog-Sothoth. The two would go back and forth in a cat-and-mouse surrounding Tenchi's alternate selves, as Mugen hoped to use Universe!Tenchi as a receiver for the power of Yog-Sothoth, but Washu worked with the Time Police to stop this from happening.
    • Contrary to the prediction of many that Washu would join the list of maternal Pantheonic ladies who would take a motherly tone with Naruto Uzumaki, Washu expressed that she respects his mother Kushina, both as such and as a former jinchuriki, too much to ever overstep her bounds.
    • Became very good friends with fellow eccentric scientist Kisuke Urahara, though he's more of an inventor of things like her Universe self. Having bonded over a shared wacky sense of humor, they often trade knowledge back and forth, case and point being him telling her about Shukuro Tsukishima and Xcution. When she told him about the Choushin and the higher dimensions, he mused about comparing Kami Tenchi to the Soul King. Washu assures him there is a world of difference.
  • Applies to Noike:
    • Noike is the adopted daughter of Seto Kamiki Jurai, one of the three higher princesses who behind the scenes possess even more authority than any of the emperors in their universe. In fact it was Lady Seto who had Noike go to the Masaki House with the news that she and Tenchi were in an Arranged Marriage. As things go, she scattered off intimidated by the engagement to an "amazing prince" only to run into Tenchi at the carrot fields and discover on her own that the man she'd been betrothed to was a humble and kind boy.
    • Hard-edged yet earnest, Noike had trouble finding a man who wasn't either afraid of her or opportunistically trying to use her. This, on top of the logistical considerations of all these powerful people packed into a single house, was a primary reason her adopted mother set her up with Tenchi. Her ability to get them all to start doing chores properly and cut down on the hectic brawls has impressed many housekeepers and homemakers, and Flonne considers it a victory that she truly did fall in love with Tenchi as well.
    • Noike is actually the "female half" of Kagato. When the Naja clone took on a male body and discarded the remnants of any female traits he may have had, the remnants formed into a little girl. After being rescued by Tenchi, whose mind had drifted in time, the girl was sent back to the past and later experimented on in a procedure that would regress her into a baby, but had the effect of splitting her memories of her origin into a separate astral consciousness, leaving her a clean slate. Is able to empathize with Sophie and X-23 over these issues.
      • That said, she's past angsting about her origin and childhood. Not only did she meet and come to terms with the "mother" who had put her up for adoption as a child during a Galaxy Police deployment, she later merged with the female Kagato consciousness thanks to Washu breaking a seal that had prevented them from doing so. The consciousness is also very encouraging with regards to Tenchi.
    • As a strong and competent ex-police officer associated with outer space, she fielded offers from both Aqua and Sailor Pluto, for the Delta Cops and the Pantheonic Time Police respectively. Only she began to occasionally take up with Krillin instead, as the former Orin monk turned Dragon Team warrior is a competent cop on his Earth in his spare time.


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