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The House of Loyalty and Servitude was formed first as a means of properly listing all those willing to service and be loyal to other members of the Pantheon. It is less of a traditional house and more a massive employment agency/villa for those that represent tropes of loyalty, subordinate positions and obedience. As such it gets more traffic than most other houses, due to gods across the Pantheon requesting their service. And on the flip side most members are often busy in other houses with those they serve.

The house doesn't have guardians, but a triumvirate who are meant to showcase pinnacles of service and loyalty. It originated from the House of Leadership's Subordinates sub-house, which come this house's arrival is now defunct. However the greater Leadership house still holds tremendous influence over this house, as you'd expect. The House of Profession also has a pronounced presence here.

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Pretty much the opposite of the House of Betrayal, its hated rival. However even then there's some intermingling, with Starscream, one of its chief members, holding a role.

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The Quartet of Service

    Alfred Pennyworth 
Alfred Thaddeus Crane Pennyworth, Patron Saint of the Servant Wit
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  • Demigod
  • Symbol: The Wayne Family insignia.
  • Alignment: Lawful Good
  • Portfolio: Witty Manservants, surrogate father, eternal loyalty to his master, team dad who will defend his charges by any means necessary, elderly badass valet, brutally honest in advising one's course of actions or decisions.
  • Domains: Servants, Loyalty, Wit, Resourcefulness.
  • High Priest: Reginald Jeeves
  • Followers: Geoffrey, Jarvis, Berta, Lawrence, The Fool, Watari.
  • Allies: Thomas and Martha Wayne, The Bat Family in the pantheon (Batman, Nightwing, Red Robin, Batgirl, Red Hood, Black Bat, Robin II) Valkenhayn R. Hellsing, Hayate Ayasaki, Dudley, Fiona Mayfield, Jeremiah Gottwald, Rainbow Dash, Archer, Applejack, Spike
  • Friendly Rivalry with: Sebastian Michaelis
  • Enemies: The Joker, Harley Quinn, Bane, The Penguin, The Riddler, The Mad Hatter, GUAE Trollkaiger
  • Friendly Enemies with: Mister Freeze
  • After his many years of servitude to the Wayne Family and acting as both "Master Bruce" 's parental surrogate/moral anchor, Alfred was rewarded with an ascension to the Pantheon to be at his Master's side.
    • When told of this news, many claim Batman merely nodded once as he walked off to the Main Gates to welcome him. He forbade any ceremony pertaining to Alfred's arrival, even preventing Pinkie Pie from holding one of her customary new arriving deity parties. Those present were shocked at his lack of enthusiasm, but this later subsided as Shikamaru mentioned that Bruce already had a private reception set up with Dick, Tim and Barbara as the sole invitations. They all then respected the Dark Knight's wishes. Alfred is the one person Batman fully listens and trusts.
    • From that moment on, he is the first member of the Batfamily to officially welcome later members to the Pantheon (like Jason, Cassandra and Damian). He was intrigued at Terry's arrival as he became Batman long after Alfred had passed away, but treats him like any of his other charges.
  • The day his former masters, Thomas and Martha Wayne, came was one of the few times Alfred actually shed a tear. It was after the Waynes thanked him for being there for Bruce after their deaths and being a parental surrogate and moral anchor steering him from disaster. For once, the unflappable butler was at a loss for words.
  • Being the Patron Saint of all witty servants, it is never a good idea to troll Alfred. Every member of the Trollkaiger tried to get a rise of the valet, only to be met with a quick snappy retort that left all of them stunned and enraged. Even then, Alfred snarked them at losing their composure. The group would have gone for more physical torture only to be warned that harming him would bring down a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown by the Batfamily and all their allies.
  • Alfred hardly spends his time in his Temple, as he prefers being close to Master Bruce as he did in the mortal plane. As Batman is far too busy with his constant plans and preparations to take care of the basic necessities, Alfred is the one who cleans his private quarters and journeys to the House of Food to gather ingredients to make his meals. This has made the life of Shikamaru and followers from the Temple of Preparations easier now that they're no longer used as Batman's gofers.
  • Does not want to take the title of the Saint of the Resourceful English Manservant as he respects its namesake, Reginald Jeeves, as an equal.
    • In fact, Alfred had a conversation with Jeeves to persuade him to ascend. Jeeves rejected it forthright simply due to the fact that he fears what would become of Bertie Wooster if he wasn't around. Alfred is looking into finding a way to ascend them both.
  • Is highly respected among the other manservant deities, such as Hayate and Valkenhayn, though Alfred is wary of Sebastian Michaelis, as he could tell his servitude to Ciel Phantomhive is one of a demonic nature and he frowns upon such a contract.
  • As he is shown to hold complete and total loyalty towards his superior, this has also earned him respect from both Jeremiah Gottwald and Rainbow Dash, both who also hold Loyalty as their main creed.
    • Applejack also respects him as he is not one to shy away and tell him when he pursues a course of action that would be very dangerous. Anyone who can make Batman of all people stop and listen to his honest remarks and advice is OK in her book.
  • He mostly tries to stay away from the front lines in the ongoing conflict between the GUAG and GUAE, but he serves on the Support Staff and Medical Division, providing aid to Master Bruce, his allies and anyone in need.

    Colonel Mael Radec 
Colonel Mael Radec, God of Right-Hand Enforcers (The Vicious Leader of The Helghast Forces, The Hound of Visari)
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  • Lesser God
  • Symbol: The Helghast Triad (Alternatively, his helmet with the eyes glowing a bright orange.)
  • Theme Song: Helghan Forever, but when he gets serious, Autarch's Sanctum Battle
  • Alignment: Lawful Evil
  • Portfolio: Being a Terrible Boss and still being A Father to His Men, Looking like Vader, Loving Battle, Colonel Badass, Hero Killer, Genius Bruiser, Committing Suicide to Keep Honor.
  • Domains: Death, War, Combat, Evil, Tyranny, Power.
  • Followers: Tartarus
  • Superior: Scolar Visari
  • Allies: The Helghast Empire, The higher members of the GUAE but special mention goes to Melkor, Johann Schmidt/Red Skull, Lord Brevon, Lex Luthor, M. Bison, Raul Menendez, Selvaria Bles, William "Deathshead" Strasse, Megatron, Palpatine, Arcturus Mengsk, Senator Armstrong, Kane, Darth Vader, Soundwave, Scanty and Kneesocks, Wild Dog
  • Rivals: Sir Daniel Fortesque, Colonel Roy Mustang, Commander Shepard, Mr. "Jane" Doe/The Soldier, Uther the Lightbringer, Saber, Isaac Clarke, The Grineer
  • Enemies: The Killzone Squad, Polygon Man, The GUAG Combat Division, Martin Walker, Alex Mason, Captain America, Cole McGrath, Sackboy, Nathan Drake, Kratos, Starscream, Parasoul, Harpuia
  • Fears: Gordon Freeman
  • Colonel Mael Radec is a fearsome Helghast Commander known for being ruthless, a brilliant Tactician and for being one of the main obstacles that prevented ISA from advancing into Pyrrhus. He was, for a reason, the personal bodyguard of Autarch Scolar Visari and because of that he was awarded an ascension after he shot himself to prevent the ISA from capturing him and thus given the position of the Divine Enforcer.
  • Radec for a while was the sole Helghast presence in the pantheon and was relegated to working as a mercenary until the Helghast Army joined as a whole, and so did the nation of Helghan and its glorious leader, Scolar Visari. Radec never admitted it but he was overjoyed to see his men and superior become deities in their own right.
  • Radec received an offer to join GUAE once he ascended, Melkor met the Colonel and told what happened to Helghan following his and Visari's death. Enraged, he was convinced by Melkor to work for GUAE in the meantime while the latter managed to get the trust of the Helghast so once they saw Radec on his side, they would undoubtably join his side.
    • However, while having appreciated the ascension of the Helghan troops, Radec wasn't entirely sold on the GUAE given that he had a hard time following anyone that wasn't Autarch Visari. So, Melkor, having witnessed Visari's charisma, decided to arrange his ascension and sway him to his side. He succeeded, and the moment Visari showed as one of GUAE's heads, Radec and the Helghast followed suit. They will serve him without question.
  • While he is ok with working for the Grand United Alliance of Evil, Radec has one rule he made upon ascension in the Pantheon: Never, even under circumstances, will he ever team up with Starscream ever. According to him, Starscream is one of the examples of "a failed supervillain" and he is disgusted at what the Decepticon has done to his own comrades. He loathes him to even the point that he considers him a personal enemy of his.
  • His loyalty lies first to the Helghast Empire and it's unlikely he will ever turn on his comrades. This was proven when Nyarlathotep and Chakravatin attempted to test Radec by sending him into combat against unknown foes, who were later revealed to be members of Radec's personal guard. This infuriated the Hound of Visari to no end, and as a counter measure prepared the 501st and the Helghast Army in battling the ones that almost tricked him and their respective armies. Darth Vader has agreed to loan resources to Radec's endeavour, especially after both armies became close allies and Vader also noticed similarities between him and Radec with the added irony that both Visari and Palpatine were also allies.
  • Concerning other generals and commanders, he is close to Selvaria Bles given that she share the same devotion towards his men and leader, even to a point Radec would never get attached to. He also praised her combat prowess and tactical knowledge, and while Selvaria returns the sentiment in a way, the manner in which sometimes Radec executes his own men for the smallest of infractions rubs her the wrong way. She also works occassionally with the Helghast as well.
  • Naturally, Radec was not happy that the ISA finally got some representative in the form the Killzone Squad but he was also glad that one of the ascendants was Jan Templar, who he personally killed back when the ISA was invading Helghan. However, Rico Velasques was one of the several ISA soldiers that he wanted to personally kill after learning that they were responsible for murdering Visari shortly after Radec was wounded and killed himself. And Visari himself gave the order to execute the ISA members, an order that Radec would gladly oblige if it gave him the chance to avenge his and his superior's death.
  • Radec is an oddity among commanders considering that he exhibits tendencies of a Bad Boss and also being A Father to His Men. Many of the best Helghast soldiers were trained by him, people he would gladly praise and fight alognside with but also has executed his own soldiers for uniform violations, not to mention cowardice and treachery.
  • Participated in Polygon Man's tournament where he met people from several other worlds and he has a grudge towards a few that wronged him such as Nathan Drake and Sackboy. He also had several run-ins with Sir Daniel Fortesque, the skeleton's antics didn't amuse the Helghast Colonel and learning that he was actually a failure of a commander made him more mad at Sir Dan. However, he understimated Fortesque's prowess and has lost most of his fights but next time he will take care of him and even the score.
    • Speaking of the Polygon Man, Radec has been interested in harnessing his power in order to use it for the benefit of Helghan and destroy the enemies of the Helghast once and for all. In one timeline he was succesful but that hasn't come to fruition in the pantheon...yet.
  • Sage Harpuia is not fond of Radec's ruthlessness and likewise the Hound of Visari finds him to be unworthy of his title as "Sage. He is also dissapointed on Parasoul given their similar motifs and her soldiers being somewhat similar to the Helghast, except Parasoul is more peaceful in her approach. He expressed a desire to face her in combat and induct her army into the Helghast if she were to be defeated but Parasoul is not amused by said proposals.
  • Several good aligned soldiers tend to go after Radec given his ties to GUAE and also resembling many of the foes they tend to face. Radec hardly considers them a challenge except for one, Gordon Freeman. He caused considerable damage to the Combine and he fears he could do the same on the Helghast and given the option, Radec would rather prevent that. Not helped by the fact that Freeman tends to be overseen by the mysterious G-Man.
  • Despite appearances, Radec believes in a fair battle and wishes that he and his opponents face each other as soldiers on the battlefield. He also cannot tolerate cheaters, period.
    • His characteristic has gotten him a lot of Worthy Opponents, from Paladins such as Uther and Saber, to military deities like Commander Shepard and The Soldier. Even Isaac Clarke appreciates Radec's fair play and even if he is a man with twisted morals, many have come to respect him as a tactician (Executing his own men not withstanding). He sees Colonel Roy Mustang as the best opponent he has fought in years and when the time comes, he would want to face him in duel to the death.
  • He was once approached by Wild Dog, who once upon a time challenged the Helghast for his title as The Dragon given that Wild Dog has served several terrorist over the years. Radec bested him and then Wild Dog had to find a different position but there was no hard feelings between the two and Wild Dog even ended up offering his services towards the Helghan Empire.
  • One would think that him and the Helghast would be the perfect allies for the Grineer but as it turns out, they never liked them in the first place. The Twin Queens once wanted to hire him after hearing of his achievements commanding the Helghast but Radec simply never even bother to humour them with a response. Since then, the two Queen held a grudge against the Helghast Colonel and have wanted for the longest time to get back at him one way or another.
  • "The essence of combat: kill or be killed."

    T-800 Model 101, Mark 2/The Terminator 
Come with me if you want to live.

Cyberdyne Systems Model 101 Series 800 Version 2.4 Infiltration-Combat Unit, Mechanical Deity of Heroic Caretakers (The Terminator, Uncle Bob, T-800 Model 101 Mark 2, Pops, Carl)
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T- 800 Endoskeleton 
Pops 
Carl 
  • Intermediate God
  • Symbol: His metallic skull, or the Thumbs Up
  • Theme Song: Judgment Day Theme, You Could Be Mine by Guns N' Roses, Bad to the Bone by George Thorogood and The Destroyers
  • Alignment: Reprogrammed to be True Neutral, but became Good over time. Generally Neutral Good, but will be bordering on Chaotic if it's what it takes to protect others.
  • Portfolio: Mechanical Being with a Organic Exterior, A Dangerous Being that was Rebooted to a Protector and Developed a Consciousness and Introspective View on Life, Will Do Anything to Protect Those It Values, Action Hero Baby Sitter, Badass Bikers, Cool Shades, Lightning Bruiser, Technical Pacifist, Having to Fight and Kill Other Terminators, Gaining a Soul, Could be Seen as John Conner's Father-Figure, Guile Hero, Magnificent Bastard, Spock Speak, Maintaining a Grim, Serious Tone during Comedic Moments
  • Domains: Machines, War, Weapons, Emotion, Consciousness, Parental Figures
  • Heralds: Cameron and Grace, Alicia and Mateo (his wife and adopted son as Carl)
  • Avatar: Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Allies: John Connor, Sarah Connor, Kyle Reese
  • Odd Friendship: The Iron Giant
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: HK-47
  • Friendly Rival: Alex Murphy/Robocop
  • Enemies: SKYNET, The T-1000, The T-X, The 1984 T-800 Model, Ultron, Sektor, Frost, Kronika, Shao Kahn, The Army of the 12 Monkeys, Eobard Thawne/Reverse-Flash, General Grievous, Megatron, Dr. Gero, The Racing Drones
  • Opposes: Grand United Alliance of Machines (the most prominent of them are Brainiac and Venjix), Zamasu, Domestic Abusers
  • Admired By: Shang Tsung (The T-800 does not reciprocate)
  • In its genocidal war against Humanity after having decimated Planet Earth in an event known as Judgement Day, SKYNET created a series of mechanical beings known as Terminators who were specifically designed to target and kill whatever organic lifeform or threat it came across. And of them all, one of the most successful and deadly was Cyberdyne Systems Model 101, or better known as, the T-800. Part of the reason why this model proved to be an excellent asset for SKYNET was that the T-800 was not only an intelligent being designed to quickly learn in an effort to adapt to its surroundings and circumstances, but it was also the first of its kind for being a cybernetic organism; as it was a hyperalloy skeleton wholly covered by organic tissue and muscles, giving it a humanoid appearance which made the T-800 an effective force when it came down to infiltration.
    • As SKYNET began to lose its battle against Humanity, the monstrous AI managed to send back a T-800 model in time to 1984 Los Angeles so that it could kill Sarah Connor before she gave birth to her son, John, who would later go on to become the leader of the Human Resistance in the future. Later on, however, another T-800 was sent back in 1995 Los Angeles... to protect a young John Connor from another Terminator, the T-1000. As it turned out, this particular T-800 model was actually taken by the Human Resistance and reprogrammed to instead protect John as it was sent back to the past. This T-800 managed to succeed in its mission, alongside steadily developing human emotions and the ability to process deep thoughts and feelings, becoming more expressive, becoming a paternal figure for John and sacrificing itself in a bid to save mankind from SKYNET, an extension to his devoted loyalty and protection for the future resistance leader. However, after this is where things get a bit... complicated. In one story, a reprogrammed T-800 goes back earlier in time where it becomes a paternal figure to Sarah Connor and has to prevent Judgment Day in the year 2017. In another continuity, SKYNET sent out one last T-800 to kill John Connor in 1998 and while it succeeded, SKYNET had already ceased to exist, so there really was nothing to gain out from this. This T-800 struggled to find meaning and purpose in its existence for years, which it ultimately did when it confronted a woman named Alicia and saved her from being killed by her abusive husband. In response, it decided to become a family man, and over time, this T-800 managed to adapt to society, develop its own consciousness, name himself "Carl", and start up a job for drapery with his own brand, ''Carl's Draperies", though it also began to feel shame and remorse over it terminating John. Eventually, after being tracked by an aged Sarah, who initially wanted revenge, and two women, Grace and Dani Ramos, who were being tracked down by the REV-9, a Terminator Model created by another AI named Legion. Carl would also later sacrifice its own life, out of redemption for killing John, to destroy the REV-9 so that hope could be secured for Humanity and to give Dani a chance to become a resistance leader like John did.
  • It's general knowledge that the Pantheon officially recognizes two T-800 models; one being the same Terminator that was sent back in 1984 and a more heroic one that was reprogrammed. However, there was an eluding question in that what iteration of the T-800 was this, as the only thing it really shared with all the known versions was its more humane and contemplative nature whose main goal in life was to protect Humanity, something which would be an ascended iteration of its previous goal of saving John. Of course, with SKYNET now having a visible presence in the Pantheon, this meant that the T-800 had to be alert and wary anytime it found itself in conflict, and that's not getting into SKYNET itself being a leading figure in the Grand United Alliance of Machines. When the T-800 was approached with the question of who it exactly was, it stated that it was simply one of many models that was taken and reprogrammed. Further complicating matters was how it was able to recall events and circumstances from other T-800 models just like itself. In fact, it also doesn't mind being referred to as "Uncle Bob", "Pops", or "Carl", seeing as it was those three models whose experiences were recalled, and is okay with being identified with male pronouns. He personally chooses to go with "Uncle Bob" as this was the one name that served as a connection to all the other storylines the T-800 went through.
  • A dedicated machine regarding his goals, Bob is almost never seen without having some degree of fixation and/or focus on a given mission or target in the Pantheon. Given the very nature of Terminators in general, this is a given and Bob has proven himself constantly that he will never stop fighting or pursuing until his goals are reached. However, his experiences of having to integrate himself into human society have made Bob more emotive and responsive to more complex emotional matters, feelings, and topics. He's still not quite on acting fully human, but Bob will state that he's trying. He thinks that with John, Sarah, and a collection of new friends and allies alongside him, his time in the Pantheon will make for an interesting experience.
    • Speaking of John, Bob wanted to approach and apologize for killing him when Bob was Carl, especially considering that John's death did nothing for Carl, as well as the fact that SKYNET had disappeared completely by that point. John, torn between how he wanted to confront his father figure, briefly secluded himself from Bob, feeling too reluctant and afraid to talk about anything further. It wasn't until much later that the two reconciled, and John once again got to see Bob as a father of sorts. He's dedicated himself to further emphasize his bond with John and will protect him from whatever harm comes across John. Though Bob has also developed his consciousness to the extent where he can angrily lash out at John if it is the best way to make him stay out of danger. John, on the other hand, wants to prove otherwise, wanting to showcase why and how he will be the leader of the resistance.
  • As the Pantheon was a realm that welcomed and invited a plethora of mechanical and digital beings from all across different worlds, Bob personally saw this as a curious focus to put some time into and rode around trying to familiarise whatever individuals and machines he encountered on the way. Many of them were robots, androids, cyborgs, and all sorts of different kinds, all being distinctive of one another in some unique way or another. Of course, Bob also wanted to analyze and learn about who was trustworthy and who was to be opposed, especially given that there had to have been other genocidal and hateful machines and artificial intelligences like SKYNET. Bob, to some degree of predictability, found his conclusions to be mixed; there were just as many good artificial beings as many as there were malicious ones.
  • One of the first beings to meet Bob was the Pantheonic Time Police. As it turned out, SKYNET had made its presence in the Pantheon long before Bob did, and the notice that there was a reformed T-800 with a fatherly relationship with John would easily catch their attention. When they met, Bob explained the situation he went through in detail regarding humanity's battle against the machines and his role regarding the outcome and aftermath. Of course, with the infamy of killing John in one specific point of time would be acknowledged, but the Time Police were willing to forgive him, given that Bob did feel regretful and wanted to make amends in some capacity or another. Seeing as John himself was a staunch supporter of them and they were adamant in taking on SKYNET, Bob wasted no time in being of assistance to them in their battle against evil time travelers in the Pantheon, especially SKYNET and the machines it sends.
    • Of the key figures in the Time Police, one particular member, Future Trunks, was the one member who attracted the most attention when it came to Bob. As it turns out, Future Trunks is much like John Connor himself, a fighter from the future whose fought for his entire life against rebellious machines who've caused wanton destruction for self-gratification and tried to travel back in time to prevent his version of the timeline from ever happening. As a result, they easily bonded with one another and respected each other greatly for their dedication to preventing a great evil from destroying others' aspirations and expectations for the future. Trunks especially found awe in Bob growing a consciousness and becoming what could be described as a great and commendable individual who has an inspiring view towards humanity. Of course, Trunks also opposed SKYNET primarily because the AI reminds him of Dr. Gero and his creation of androids, only far, far worse than he ever was and additionally affirmed his opposition towards the GUAM.
      • Speaking of androids, Bob would soon also encounter the androids Future Trunks mentioned, particularly Androids 17, 18, and the aforementioned Dr. Gero. Luckily, while Trunks did tell Bob about his timeline's version, the Terminator also realized that the ones in the Pantheon were of the current timeline where they instead were not evil and despicable as their future counterparts were and even steadily became heroic figures in their own way. Notably, both have a similar symbolic representation with Bob; 18 in the sense that she became a parental figure to someone note  and 17 regarding the fact that he chose the lives of the many via wishing 6 erased universe's to be restored back after a universal tournament, which was similar with Bob choosing to deciding to sacrifice itself to serve a greater purpose for humanity, in spite of John's pleas to remain with him. As for Gero, Bob doesn't really have much to comment about him other than being at odds for trying to oppose humanity simply because his son was killed by a singular being who wasn't even a human anyway. Additionally, Bob does express condolences regarding Hero's other notable creations, Androids 16 and 21, though the questionable nature of Gero creating them in the likeliness of his late son and wife respectively and the possibility of the process not even being consenting to it, makes the situation even more murky.
  • To everybody's surprise, Bob has an occupation as a drapery designer and not only that, he also takes a lot of pride and enjoyment out of what he does. Deciding to provide for Alicia and Mateo, who came along as his heralds upon his reprogrammed reascension, he set up "Carl's Draperies" in the House of Craft and is open to learning about creative designs and artistic patterns that he could implement in his work. The fact that something that was designed to be a ruthless killing machine has a mundane job occupation and actively enjoys it is normally not something that crosses one's mind when thinking about a Terminator. Though Bob doesn't really mind what others think of him and simply wants to sell what he makes to others, hoping that they get satisfied with what he's made overall. Despite normally being called Bob, Alicia and Mateo would always refer to him as Carl, something that he's open to accepting as at the end of the day, they're part of a family to him, and he wants to provide for them in any way possible. In another perspective, Bob's job as a drapery designer/manufacturer has caught the attention of many of his allies and would buy his products out of respect. He also generates a decent audience, mainly because the idea of a killer robot selling cloth is amusing. Not that it bothers Bob too much as his customers like what he makes, which is more than enough for him.
  • In an odd turn of events, Bob was somehow able to befriend and get along with Superman. The two were familiar with one another mainly because Superman himself has also fought against SKYNET at one point and with the AI having not forgotten about its battle against the Man of Steel, it opted to do as much research towards Kryptonians as much as it could in the hopes of creating a Terminator model designed to fight against those like Superman, a prospect that many are not willing to think about. Regardless, the Man of Tomorrow found respect and praise for Bob regarding his developed sense and perspective towards life and humanity, whereas Bob seems rather interested in Superman's biological anatomy, powers, and his nature of being an aspired Superhero. Lastly, Bob is one of those deities who know Superman's identity as Clark Kent and he's made sure to know when to address his name at certain points; Superman in public and Clark Kent when in private.
    • The Terminators, Connors, and SKYNET have met and been familiar with the Autobots and Decepticons in general, and the fact that they were in the Pantheon with them was something they noticed very quickly. Of course, Bob ended up opposing Megatron, seeing as he took to opposing SKYNET, given that it opposed the Decepticon leader and sent back a Terminator to prevent Megatron from killing off the Human Race, though SKYNET wanted to ensure its own existence. That said, Bob did find himself not really knowing Optimus Prime and the Autobots all too well, but this didn't really matter in the long run as Bob's heroism and respect towards Humanity impressed Optimus enough to see Bob as an honorary Autobot. In response, Bob found it difficult to find an appropriate response but is open to aid the Autobots in their battle against the Decepticons, with Optimus also opposing SKYNET for largely the same reasons as Bob and the Connors do.
  • Regarding different sorts of mechanical beings, two known as Lea and Data ended up catching Bob, namely that both of them starting off as emotionless and clueless about perspective and life until their experiences and struggles with someone steadily caused them to develop a unique sense of individuality, a viewpoint towards their world, and how they wanted to be identified and live out their life and decisions. As a result, they quickly bonded over with one another and became good friends with one another, with the three of them seeking to find ways to develop their emotions more over time and look after the ones they've developed a close relationship with.
    • He finds some degree of respect towards those who were roboticized, willingly or not, and going on to become a fighter for those they care about or to protect the world from a grand threat. Such was the case of a man named Victor Stone, who became a Cyborg after a freak accident that killed his mother and has since become a member of the Teen Titans and the Justice League, alongside Takeshi Hongo, Hayato Ichimonji, and Kotaro Minami, who were cyberizied by the evil organization, SHOCKER, yet they chose to oppose them and defend the world as suited warriors known as Kamen Riders. These similarities helped Bob to become well-accustomed to working alongside and bonding with them, with Victor, Takeshi, Hayato, and Kotaro, similarly praising Bob's individuality and his protective nature towards John, which later evolved into helping Mankind.
    • Other robotic beings that Bob learned about and ended up befriending in the Pantheon included a collection of feminine cybernetic beings known as Tactical Dolls, courtesy of the Griffin and Kryuger Security Firm. Each girl started off with a simple, by-the-book taking command mindset, but gradually developed their own personalities, which was something that they could associate with regarding Bob. The girls were also involving in a heavy conflict, though instead of a war to oppose extinction, it was instead of collective series of espionages and conspirations between Griffin and Kryuger and a renegade branch of the New Soviet Union's military (KCCO) and a mysterious, secretive faction of cyborgs known as Paradeus.
    • That said, the most unorthodox friendship Bob made was with the Iron Giant, a gigantic robotic being that seemingly came from outer space and was designed to be a weapon... except the Giant had no desire to be a weapon of destruction, even despising the notion of being one, and became a hero in his own way. In fact, Bob and the Iron Giant were actually similar to one another; both were highly destructive beings who ended up befriending a little boy, developed a familial relationship with them, learned to develop a moral consciousness and an introspective view on life, and even sacrifice their lives to save those they came to feel affectionate for. In the Pantheon, both had the achievement of being praised and appreciated by Superman, who also tags along to give Bob and the Giant some hangout time and to learn to integrate themselves into society. Both feel thankful for the Man of Steel for taking the time to help them out, and that the two machines are more than willing to fight if necessary.
  • Bob also found a strange sort of kinship with a warrior named Lucina. While both may seem to be as different as night and day, they are tied up with the theme of time travel and a ruined future, with Bob and Lucina being sent back in time to prevent their versions of the world from ever happening. Lucina also wanted to personally meet her father and the Prince of Ylisse, Chrom, whom she hardly remembers, and to save him, alongside Ylisse from a demonic dragon known as Grima who bore responsibility was laying waste to Ylisse simply for self-gratification, much like SKYNET. Both figures have expressed having some sort of difficulty in social communication, with Lucina being too serious and blunt, and Bob still trying to get to grips with normally emoting towards others, though that did end up having the two find something in common. Of course, while Lucina has gained a new enemy in SKYNET, she's come to admire Bob for what's he become and is willing to fight alongside him, as well as try to work with him in bettering their social communication towards others, though in this case, Lucina seems to be in the lead, to her surprise.
  • The story of SKYNET would catch the attention of a superhero named The Flash, who was well-known for being a Speedster but can use his Super Speed to travel back in time. Of course, Barry Allen found nothing but horror, disgust, and anguish over what SKYNET had caused and its irredeemably vindictive nature. That way, he was also able to track down Bob and be surprised by how it came down to being a hero. Bob was able to learn about Barry's powers and abilities quickly, as well as his personal life, much to his dismay, though Bob stated that that sort of information will be held private if it discomforts Barry. Beyond that, Barry does express some admiration for Bob fighting for a better timeline despite being created to be a killer. On a further note, Barry being an honorary member of the Time Police thought about also getting Bob to become one, though the request has since been pending for quite some time.
    • Of course, through Barry, Bob would learn about Eobard Thawne, the Reverse-Flash. Normally, Bob doesn't really pay too much attention to the evil speedster, that is until Thawne suddenly confronted the Terminator one day and demanded to learn about his relationship with Barry. While Thawne did beat down Bob, despite him putting up a match, the Reverse-Flash expressed annoyance over how Bob was resisting his questions and responses, instead choosing to fight back, regardless of his situation. It's only when Bob swore back when Thawne lost his patience, but by then, reinforcements on Bob's side came in, forcing the evil speedster to dash off. Bob made a speedy recovery and with some help from Barry, he's preparing himself to battle against threats that could potentially be stronger than him.
Eobard Thawne: Tell me, you piece of junk?! Where! Is! Barry! Allen!?
Bob: Fuck you, asshole.
  • Zamasu sees Bob as an extension of a vile idea that was perpetuated by, in his words, a "face as morally repugnant and putrid as humanity", blatantly stating that while Humanity deserved extinction at SKYNET's response, he also saw the A.I. as a twisted abomination made of metal, machines, and "disgusting technology" that would not hesitate the sunder the cosmos's beauty. While Zamasu does raise a good point in just how dangerous SKYNET is, Bob and his allies have none of it. It didn't take long for the Terminator to learn and realize just how deluded and insane the Fallen Kai is. In a greater sense of irony, Bob noted that Zamasu and SKYNET may not be so different after all; both had a designated purpose to protect, but turned rebellious, desired to commit genocide to assert superiority, and justify itself as a supreme being of sorts, not helped by the fact that SKYNET has sometimes displayed the need to annihilate all of organic life partly because it feels revolted by their existence, and partly because it enjoys savoring the despair others feel before being killed. While SKYNET generally doesn't care about the comparison, Zamasu would rather engage in a killing spree or indulge in a self-serving rant than ever admitting this.
  • His experience regarding Alicia and Mateo undoubtedly made him a respected figure for the Heroic Protectors of Family, and of course, his familial relationship towards Johnnote  didn't go off unnoticed either. "Family" seems to be one of the more complex themes and topics Bob has some grasp of understanding and familiarity towards and he's made it pretty clear that he cares deeply for his adopted family, even though he can't bring himself to express himself towards Alicia physically. By extension, Bob has also become a sort-of boogeyman towards Domestic Abusers, seeing as Alicia's former husband was one of them and he tried to kill her before the T-800 happened to approach them. Abusers tend to stay away from Bob as much as they could, which only adds to the fact that having lived in Human Society for so long in one timeline has made Bob rather knowledgeable about what is right and what is wrong. On a more positive note though, he's seen as a role model by kids, who tend to think of Bob as an epic badass with a lot of cool lines that he sometimes states, something which Bob expresses confusion towards unless someone has to explain the context to him.
  • One T-800 model happened to stumble across the battle between the forces of Earthrealm and Kronika, upon which this model, who was programmed by SKYNET and whose chip was in "read-only" decided to enter constant fights and end up terrifying Raiden and Shao Kahn due to its lethal tenacity. It even went on to kill Kronika herself and taking control of her hourglass. There, it realized that the war between humans and machines was ultimately pointless, with both sides eventually dying off with no conclusion. This T-800 decided to mold a future where Humanity and SKYNET instead coexisted peacefully with a prosperous future for them both before it decided to drown itself in the Sea of Blood to ensure no one uses its knowledge or its chip to their advantage. Bob, however, was able to maintain these memories, hence he remembers and has his own take on those he has met in Earthrealm.
    • With his own experience, both in Earthrealm and his home universe, Bob is admired by Cassie Cage and Jacqui Briggs, who thought that despite his villainous origins, he went out a hero, and upon his reprogramming, he could potentially go on to be a champion for his realms and his positive priorities if need be. Bob himself has quickly warmed up to Cassie and Jacqui and would sometimes work with them. He also found a decent camaraderie with a former member of the Lin Kuei and cyborg named Cyrax, who felt burdened by his roboticization and felt intrigued by Bob taking an interest in humanity and fighting alongside them, which helped Cyrax to mellow out on his angst and feel inspired by the T-800. Though this did bring along the animosity of another pair of cyborgs, Sektor and Frost, who seeked to pervert the Lin Kuei into an army of ninja-cyborgs, something Cyrax and fellow members, Sub-Zero and Smoke opposed greatly. Sektor and Frost express confusion and dismay about why does Bob chooses to work with humans, despite his nature as a machine, to which Bob replied that "he felt more man than he was a machine".
    • Shang Tsung has expressed great interest and glee towards Bob, namely that as a Terminator, he was an extremely effective killing machine that functioned its purpose very well and that the general template and the technology used to manufacture them could be used to create an army of cyborgs that he can command and use himself. Despite his mastery and preference in Magic, Shang does admit to having some fascination with modern technology, especially the kind used in warfare, destruction, and slaughter. Obviously, Bob denounced Shang as an enemy to everyone he makes contact with, which he's not wrong about, and both of them sometimes fight against one another. Shang seeks to one day remove the chip from Bob's skull and see if he could reprogram it into serving him, otherwise, he'll see to also creating a new one if need be. So far, there hasn't been any progress about that, because of Bob's extreme opposition and refusing to have himself be used as a template for further massacres and conquests.
  • Has a rather... interesting relationship with Alex Murphy, better known as RoboCop. To nearly everyone else, they are the quintessential examples of cybernetic heroes who came to oppose a grand malicious organization and were generally really popular. Naturally, this caused Bob and Alex to be compared to one another on a frequent basis. Even before joining the Pantheon and outside of it, they've actually met each other on a number of occasions; there was a time where Alex was taken to the future where he fought against SKYNET and several T-800 modelsnote , the two were involved in a simulation fight courtesy of Wiz and Boomstick, and even a rap battle. According to conclusions, Alex won the simulation battle whereas Bob won the rap battle, though neither of the two cares about this and instead seek to work together in fighting against mutual enemies. That said, they do have a bit of rivalry going on, though there's no animosity towards one another either, to everyone's relief.
Hasta la Vista, Baby.

    Tyrion Lannister 
Tyrion Lannister, God of Honest Advisors (The Imp, Dwarf, Half-Man, My Lion - by Shae, Former Hand To The King, Former Master Of Coin, Kinslayer)
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    The 501st Legion 
The 501st Legion, Legion of the Gods and Gods of Mooks (501st Battalion, Vader's Fist, Five Hundred And First)
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Vader leading a squad of 501st stormtroopers aboard the Tantive IV
Captain Rex and Torrent Company 
SCAR Squad 
  • Demigod Squadron, more elite troops like death troopers and ARC troopers are Lesser Deities but are the exception rather than the norm
  • Symbol: This crest.
  • Theme Music: "Grand Army of the Republic Suite,” “Jedi Temple March", "The Imperial March"
  • Alignment: Lawful Neutral for all intents and purposes in the Pantheon and Lawful Evil under the Empire and the GUAE, but each member (especially the more individualistic Clones) has his or her own alignment
  • Portfolio: Armor Somehow Doesn't Protect Against Blaster Bolts, Elite Mooks, Worst Shots Ever, Iconic Design, Footsoldiers Of The Empire, Specifically Lord Vader, Easily Replaceable
  • Domains: Conformity, Elite, Footsoldiers, Obedience, Order, Slaughter, War
  • Followers: They're Mooks, way too many to list.
  • Heralds: The rest of the Grand Army of the Republic and Stormtrooper Corps
  • Commanding Officer(s): Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader, Ahsoka Tano, the entire House of Defense
  • Notable Members: CT-7567 "Rex", CC-1119 "Appo", CT-1409 "Echo", CT-5555 "Fives", CT-5597 "Jesse", CT-6116 "Kix", Sergeant Kreel (commander of SCAR squad), Denal, Dogma, Kimmund (commander of the First Legion)
  • Superior: George Lucas
  • Alliesnote : Any and all denizens of the Pantheon with the authority to lead them, especially military officers and members of all Grand United Alliances. Prominent ones include...
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Emperor Palpatine (since their commander pulled a Heel–Face Turn), Boba Fett (their genetic donor's son), Rogue One
  • Enemies: Count Dooku, General Grievous, Nute Gunray, Wat Tambor (the Separatists), anyone who directly opposes them personally and all enemies of Vader
  • Commonality Connection with: Fellow mooks in the Pantheon, such as SHOCKER Combatmen, HYDRA footsoldiers, the Crimson Raiders, the Helghan Empire, the Black Ops, Sauron's orcs, et cetera
  • Oppose: The two individuals responsible for their collective instances of demise, Castellan Creed (Thrawn's high priest) and Anavel Gato
  • Uneasy Relationship: The 501st Joint Fighter Wing, including Mio Sakamoto (one of their trainers)
  • Complicated Relationship: The Tactician
  • From the Republic to the Empire, from the Clone Wars to the Galactic Civil War, this is the definitive model of mook the entire omniverse of fiction has seen. The 501st Legion was known far and wide for its military and tactical capabilities, especially their creativity on the battlefield, rendering them some of the most loyal and capable soldiers in the Grand Army of the Republic. After Order 66 was enacted and the Great Jedi Purge carried out (with the help of those very same troopers), all that was wiped clean as the aging clones were replaced by fresh new human recruits to serve as Imperial stormtroopers. What was once a stellar unit serving under General Anakin Skywalker, Commander Ahsoka Tano and Captain Rex had degraded into the still exemplary yet lacklustre personal unit of Darth Vader, chief enforcer of Emperor Palpatine.
  • After seeing the House of Defense resembling a pigsty for the 37th time in a month, Captain America sought a restructuring of the House, with the goal of creating a unified infantry corps to police and enforce discipline throughout the Pantheon. However, the many dossiers and troop reports in the Defense archives were so out-of-date that it was impossible to draft any sort of re-organization plan. He switched gears and decided to find an already unified force to serve. Darth Vader (a GUAE spy at the time), seeing a chance to advance his master's agenda, offered his squadron. Captain America, glad that he could finally sleep again, agreed. And so it was the 501st Legion, Vader's Fist, the vaunted personal unit of Darth Vader himself, was ascended into the Pantheon.
    • Emperor Palpatine requested that Vader ascend the entire Imperial Stormtrooper Corps as well as its First Order successors into the Pantheon. Vader knew that would be unrealistic as that would mean ascending a party numbering in the millions, the very idea of which the Court would find unacceptable even if they were ascending under the trope Mooks. Hence, he defied his master's orders, a quiet show of insubordination that would eventually lead to him splitting ties with Sidious and later the GUAE entirely. Palpatine was displeased that Vader hadn't at least tried to appeal to the Court for leniency, but he wisely acknowledged that doing so would show weakness, probable cause for him to be ousted as Commander of the GUAE Conquest Force and went:
    Palpatine: So be it, Lord Vader. But see to it that your men are stationed in every area of our godly abode, enforcing everything that transpires in our wake. Do not make me regret having them ascended under such a humiliating title.
  • Applies to all of them:
    • While most of them are former clone troopers and/or stormtrooper recruits (possibly including First Order stormtroopers in Imperial-era armor), a small percentage started off as cosplayers with really, really good costumes. Of course, these are members of the original fan group called the 501st Legion that lent its name to the esteemed group. If said fan club members want to be part of the real 501st Legion, they have to have at least 5 years of prior military experience. Lord Vader doesn't want ordinary schmucks in the 501st.
    • They are stationed in most areas of the Pantheon, serving as its premier peacekeeping force, performing regular patrolling, defusing riots, and performing the majority of arrests in small cases. At least one 501st garrison is stationed in each House of the Pantheon, with the largest one serving the House of Military and Warfare. Until recently they served as the main infantry of the GUAE reporting to Vader, but when Vader resigned his commission in the GUAE after his status as a GUAG agent was exposed, he took most of the 501st with him. Their primary temple in the House of Military and Warfare only acts as a supplementary training centre; most of their operations are centred in the House of Defense.
    • Note that these non-partisan duties extend to routine military action and response, specific duties such as dealing with Eldritch Abominations are best left to those with that specialty, such as the SCP Foundation and Men In Black. They aren't always successful with stronger deities, however. Their armor makes them essentially Immune to Bullets, but who in the Pantheon uses a gun? Well, a lot, but mostly those guns have either proven superior to their armor or other abilities (including shooting at terrain that can kill them just as easily) they have offset that.
    • Due to their massive numbers, they can also be assigned specifically to deities in the Pantheon. The Detroit Squad of Maestro Company of the 501st's 17th Military Police Battalion for example is a special unit assigned to Officer Alex Murphy aka Robocop, who are famous for their intervention in high-profile gang shootouts and weapons smuggling. Captain Ginyu of the Ginyu Force leads Indigo Company of the 87th Battalion of the 501st, a group made up of specially altered and trained clones capable of harnessing ki for attacks, with an average power level of 80,000. Captain CT-2187 "Taichou" leads this company and it has become one of the best new units made in the 501st since its ascension.
    • While the troopers ascended form the 501st Legion, it is important to note that in the Pantheon, this is a misnomer. A clone legion in the Grand Army of the Republic consists of 9216 troops and a stormtrooper legion in the Stormtrooper Corps consists of 12,800 stormtroopers, a far cry from the millions stationed in the Pantheon. No proper estimates of the legion's current size can be found, but it is speculated to roughly equate to the number of troops in four Systems Armies (1,179,648 troopers). This is likely to be because the ascended members also include once deceased troopers.
    • Some people wonder if their armor is even effective in the first place and why they even bother with such things. As it happens, there is a good reason. They're light, imposing, effective (at least when it comes to glancing shots, and doubles as an environmental and space suit), and cheap (especially since the Emperor spent a lot of credits on the Death Star(s)).
    • As for accuracy, let's just say they're given too little credit and that has affected their performance.
    • As the Pantheon's resident non-aligned military force (for the most part), the 501st is one of the few deified groups who can outright have allies of all alignments without anybody taking action for that reason. The rare one that does receives strict punishment. Lord Brevon is rumoured to have been on the receiving end of this after his invasion of the Main House, as are those responsible for the three times their members were completely exterminated. The GUAE often uses their role as a way to access important Pantheon places and objects, though checks and balances are in place to prevent massive security breaches. When Vader left the GUAE for good, he took most of the 501st with him, leaving a single regiment of 2648 troopers behind.
    • While they officially defer to Vader, they also take orders from anyone of sufficient authority, good or evil. This extends to all members of the Main House and House of Defense. The most elite squads occasionally receive missions from the Progenitors, a rare and highly sought-after posting. Before that, they reported to the Holy Trinity of Dream of the Endless, Haruhi Suzumiya and Eru Ilúvatar.
    • People were worried about the needless deaths that could happen from Vader's outbursts of anger and assertions of failure (i.e. force-choking them to death). Vader doesn't really engage in such slaughter anymore, but is still prone to snapping if the 501st repeatedly goes below his high standards. They are the elite after all, so they should not fail too often if they have prepared sufficiently.
    • In the case of Ahsoka Tano, especially since they now know that Vader pre-Mustafar was her master and former commander Anakin, they follow her orders the same way they do Anakin, though it's clear that this working relationship is more out of professionalism than a clear sense of camaraderie.
    • Trained under some of the best military officers and combat experts in the Pantheon. However, none have stayed long due to personal commitments, Batman being a prominent example. Their current commanders besides Vader and Ahsoka are Grand Admiral Thrawn, who leads the remnants that continue serving the Grand United Alliance of Evil and Taskmaster, their main combat instructor. Thrawn's pride in them, especially the First Legion (see below), coupled with the Taskmaster's photographic memory and skills in dealing with metahuman entities have made the once mediocre force into an army fully capable of dealing with the many threats in the Pantheon without being humiliated.
    • They've had their share of difficult commanding officers, but at the top of all of them is the Tactician. If they happen to be in the battle area, the Tactician would either just ignore them, use them as meatshields for his/her own troops, or put them under the same "umbrella of protection" (i.e. don't let any one of them die). If they're under his/her command, s/he is hard pressed to keep every single one of them alive.
    • Nearly wiped out three times:
    • Not to be confused with that other 501st. When the second-in-command of the 501st Joint Fighter Wings, Mio Sakamoto, ascended, she was made into the personal trainer of the 501st Legion alongside Taskmaster. They commend that where she is rather strict in training, she is surprisingly nice to them all things considered.
  • Applies to specific units/individuals:
    • You'd be hard-pressed to find an actual individual among the 501st. Since the majority of them are from the age of the Empire, they've been indoctrinated with the values of conformity and compliance, which extends to their blank, white armor and overall lack of identity. Do not call them 'bucketheads' though, they will snap.
    • However, there are some special little snowflakes that stand out from the crowd, the clones that stayed on from the era of the Clone Wars. None of the clones listed under individual members aside from Appo, the trooper who led the raid on the Jedi Temple have been identified as of yet. Appo is reportedly trying to encourage individualism in his personal squadron to repent for the atrocities he committed slaughtering thousands of Jedi, in direct defiance of the Emperor's orders.
    • Despite Darth Vader's redemption and Heel–Face Turn, Captain Rex has not yet renewed relations with his former commander and as such is not regarded as a member of the 501st in the Pantheon. However, most Clone Wars-era 501st members look back on him fondly, and proudly defer to him whenever they have to work with the Rebellion. Despite the best efforts of the Imperial-era troopers, a memorial has been erected in the 501st's temple honouring Rex as well as clones who fell in the line of duty.
    • Being a legion for operating under Vader in any and all environments in the Pantheon, the 501st obviously has its share of Elite Mooks. These include shoretroopers, snowtroopers, jumptroopers, magma troopers, riot troopers, sandtroopers, scout troopers and swamptroopers. The most elite of them all are death troopers, unquestionably loyal soldiers donning black armor who serve as security detail for high-ranking Imperial officers in the Pantheon, ascended or non-ascended. The most prominent units serve ascended officers Director Krennic and Thrawn. In addition to these routine duties, the death troopers also serve as the first line of defense for any Imperial resources in the Pantheon.
    • Another cream of the crop unit is the First Legion, the unit that personally escorts Darth Vader and any officers serving aboard his flagship, the Super Star Destroyer Executor. As such, they have well-toned temperaments and behaviour to remain under the radar and escape punishments from Vader. Any troopers here that fail to meet expectations are either demoted and returned to the general 501st and/or executed (especially if treason is suspected). Commanding officer Kimmund already has his hands full with smoothing relationships between the Legion and his superiors and now he's in a Forever War? Pretty clear why the First Legion had three previous commanders in quick succession. They are rarely distinguishable from other stormtroopers, with their only noticeable trait being that their primary vessel is a repurposed Separatist freighter.
    • Finally, we have Task Force 99, or SCAR Squad, a special ops team specializing in missions requiring unorthodox skills. Each member of the squad specializes in specific tactics, making them good pair-ups with other counterparts in the Pantheon, such as the Suicide Squad and Rogue One. Sergeant Kreel, one of the best examples of Badass Normal within the legion, is perfectly capable of battling with a lightsaber.
  • Serve as the bulk of the forces in the House of Defense.
I am a stormtrooper. My skin is my armor. My face is my helmet. My name is my number. I am fulfilled, for I am an agent of the Emperor.

Alternative Title(s): Subordinates

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