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Welcome to the House of Luck and Fortune, a place where everything that can happen will happen and Luck is either your best friend or your worst Nightmare.

This House has very close ties with the Knowledge House since Probability is one of the domains that both Houses handle. The House of Prophecy and Fate is also closely related to this house, given the nature of luck always determining the fate of a person.

It's not advised to set up a Casino under the boundaries of this house, because the probability of winning is greatly reduced thanks to random nature of the House.

To go along with the theme of luck, anybody who wants to become a Guardian must do so in a random game of chance. Whether it be in card game or getting their name pick out of a hat.

Good luck!

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The Royal Flush Guardians

    Bugs Bunny (Queen) 
Bugs Bunny, God of Karmic Trickery and Rascally Rabbits (Scwewy Wabbit, Wascawwy Wabbit, Long-Eared Galoot, Flea-Bitten Varmint, the gay)

    Dimitri Rascalov (Joker) 
Dimitri Rascalov, God of Opportunistic Bastards (Dima, Dmitri)
  • Demigod
  • Symbol: His glasses over a red car silhouette.
  • Alignment: Neutral Evil
  • Portfolio: Faux Affably Evil, Chronic Backstabbing Disorder, Bitch in Sheep's Clothing, Dirty Coward, Dragon Ascendant, Four Eyes, Zero Soul, Hate Sink, The Mafiya, Pragmatic Villainy, Smug Snake, The Sociopath, Walking Spoiler
  • Domains: Crime, Betrayal, Manipulation, Lies, Opportunities, Loyalty
  • "Allies"Note : Vito Corleone, Fat Tony, Polpo, Al Capone, Nikita Dragovich, Vladimir Makarov, Imran Zakhaev
  • Rivals: Edge
  • Enemies: Niko Bellic, Roman Bellic, Claude, Carl Johnson, Luis Fernando Lopez, Jacket, Ms. Fortune, Peacock, Bloody Marie, Viktor Reznov
  • Opposed by: All the good deities in the House of Friendship
  • Initially introduced as Mikhail Faustin's Number Two and a fairly reasonable fellow, Dimitri Rascalov turned out to be far worse than that. He manipulated Niko Bellic into murdering his best friend and later betray Niko to Ray Bulgarin and his men, but luckily Niko managed to get out of that. He would later constantly mess with Niko from the shadows before Niko either murdered him to avenge his cousin's death or kill him before the deal between the Russian Mafia and the Pegorino Family went through. Dimitri was always a backstabbing, opportunistic, crazy lunatic who would always put himself above anyone else and caring little for his "allies".
  • When he learnt of Dimitri's ascension, Niko didn't waste time and stormed his temple in order to kill him once again. He almost succeeded, if it weren't for the fact that many of criminal overlords of the House of Crime had Dimitri's back and so Niko was forced to bail out. He promises that he will return for Dimitri and the russian mobster perfectly knows this.
  • While it's obvious that with Niko he doesn't have the best of relationships, he thought he could get back at him by hiring other people from the same universe. He was dead wrong, since most of them had to deal with similar backstabbing people like him and would prefer to fill his faces with bullets than to ally with him. Claude, given his numerous attempts at his life by previous bosses, didn't even bother with him, CJ just coldly shrugged him off and Luis Fernando Lopez almost killed him after learning of his connections with Ray Bulgarin, someone he would rather forget he ever came in contact with.
  • Dimitri is nowadays one of the faces of The Mafiya in the pantheon ever since Hotel Moscow was taken out of comission. With that came a whole world of other problems, one of those being Jacket, whose hatred of russian and infamously crippling the Russian Mafia of his world with his continuous attacks didn't go unnoticed by Dimitri. In fact, Jacket aided Niko in his first attempt at capturing and executing Dimitri but we all know that failed in the end.
    • Then there is also people like Ms. Fortune, Peacock and Bloody Marie whose bad experiences with the Medici have also made them target Dimitri as well. The latter two even used to have a tense relationship with Niko over his criminal past, but after seeing Dimitri was the type of people he had to go against, they actually made up with him and told him if he ever needs help with dealing with Dimitri, he should just ask them.
  • Edge was very pissed that someone took an opportunity when he wasn't looking and stole one of his titles. He plans to retake it and make Dimitri pay for it eventually.
  • It's not surprise Viktor Reznov would hate him, not only for sharing the first name with his close friend and comrade Dimitri Petrenko, but also because Dimitri is also one of the worst offenders in the House of Betrayal and he wouldn't be that different from Dragovich. And eventually Dimitri indeed became an ally of the latter, even if it's more out of interest than because of agreeing with the soviet general, knowing full well that this is all just temporary.
  • Dimitri is known as one of the biggest snakes in the pantheon, his history of betraying everybody he had close contact with thanks to Niko spreading the story everywhere got him a lot of flak from many people, mostly the House of Friendship after learning of how he betrayed his best friend Mikhail even though both were Blood Brothers and Faustin always stood up for him all the way back when they were thrown to a siberian prison.
  • He seems to have a stable relationship with the organized crime part of the pantheon, even if they know by his history that he is a huge backstabbing rat. Nonetheless, he is indeed an effective business partner (provided you don't have history with him) when he wants it to so he keeps a good relationship with the like of Vito Corleone and Fat Tony.
  • Back in his home country, he used to serve in the soviet army, something that caught the attention of Russian terrorists Vladimir Makarov and Imran Zakhaev, seeing potential in Dimitri and offered him a position in the Ultranationalist Party, all the while forgetting about his Chronic Backstabbing Disorder. Needless to say, Dimitri accepted but no one knows what he will do once he gains power in said organization.
  • If you haven't realized by now, allying yourself with Dimitri is a bad idea. You have been warned.

    Gladstone Gander (King) 
Gladstone Gander, God of Incredible Luck
Gladstone's classic appearance
Gladstone's 2017 appearance 
  • Demigod
  • Symbol: A nickel with his face on it
  • Alignment: True Neutral
  • Portfolio: Born Lucky, Smugness, Brilliant, but Lazy, Jerk Of Varying Degrees, Lazy Bum, Rich Idiot With No Day Job, Sometimes Heroic Bystander
  • Domains: Luck, Birds, Smugness
  • Followers: Milfeulle Sakuraba, Teela Brown, Sai, Longshot, Harry Clayton
  • Allies: Scrooge McDuck, Huey, Dewey and Louie, Random Number God, Tewi Inaba
  • Rivals: Donald Duck
  • Opposes: Cu Chulainn, Touma Kamijou
  • Lucky Counterpart to: Anne Hanakoizumi
  • Gladstone really did nothing to get himself ascended. One day, he was just called out to ascend like he won a lottery he didn't take part of. Naturally he decided to rub it into his cousin Donald's face.
  • Gladstone's luck is something what is beyond ridiculous. In general, he will always get lucky somehow. While the luck itself never specifies itself, sometimes him letting have the last laugh even if he "loses", or he wins at something but loses in the big picture, or sometimes he feels like he is too lucky, he will somehow get lucky.
    • It's been documented as well that this luck extends from his childhood onward. In fact, he has a bad habit of somehow finding 20 dollars randomly lying around.
  • Gladstone is hated by many gods not because of his luck, but rather because he is so annoyingly smug about it. Often he may rub wounds saying that his accomplishments may rivals theirs just through luck.
  • Gladstone's attitude actually tends to vary, which is due to his different portrayals across media. His most favored one is from his appearance in the 1987 Ducktales show. The main reason is because he was much less arrogant in this portrayal, with his Fatal Flaw being his over reliance on his supernatural luck. Heck, one of the first things he did visiting was taking Scrooge out for a nice lunch and after recovering his luck from Magica, took his uncle's words to heart and began in pursuing a job.
  • Keeps his distance away from Cu Chulainn and Touma Kamijou in fears that their infamous bad luck might be contagious. Though there are some who wish to find away to swap their luck around just because.
  • As you might guess, the Random Number God favors Gladstone. Or at least it has no choice but to favor Gladstone. Though there are some times when even Gladstone gets screwed over by it.
    • Because of this, some deities like the Monster Hunters and the Chaos Knight want him to be on their side. However, he refuses, saying that being with them would probably require him to work, which he would prefer to avoid.
    • That being said, the gods of Gambling have a strict 10 minute policy whenever Gladstone comes into their presence. The last thing they need is this goose winning them out of house and home.
  • There is actually a way to exploit his luck. To be specific Gladstone has the ability to always receive an outcome that has the lowest possible odds. So he can be screwed over if the odds are deliberately stacked in his favor, because the luckiest outcome would not be the one where he wins. That said, Gladstone insists that no amount of semantics can change the fact that having good luck should not lead to losing unless there was something bad about winning.
    • Sometimes however, semantics do wholly work against him. One time, he, Donald, and the triplets competed to find a rare ruby buried somewhere on a beach. While the boys dug, Gladstone spread his towel out on the sand and waited, knowing full well that his luck powers would eventually hand the ruby to him. When he finally got impatient and left, Huey, Dewey, and Louie decided to check the one spot no one had thought to look: under Gladstone's blanket. And sure enough, that's precisely where the gem was. In other words, Gladstone's powers did find the spot where the ruby was—they didn't give it to him.
  • There are two possible reasons why Gladstone is so darn lucky. One is that his luck came from his mother, who while as luck, is a much kinder woman (turns out Gladstone's attitude came from his dad, as seen with Disraeli) and that it was a hex given to them by a traveling painter for the new born Gladstone. Another reason is that a luck goddess fell in love for him. The latter might be the reason why he has rotten luck in love.
  • Gladstone did lose his luck once. He was tricked by Magica De Spell to steal Scrooge McDuck's lucky dime and because of that, he was curse with bad luck. He was able to regain his luck after helping Scrooge retrieve his dime. Though, he didn't learned anything during when he lost his luck.
  • Note that there is quite a difference between him and Justy Ueki Tylor. Because while both of them are really lucky, to the point where they can win by doing absolutely nothing, Tylor uses his luck for productive purposes, and Gladstone generally only uses it for own benefit.
  • Gladstone is actually Scrooge McDuck's nephew through one of Scrooge's sisters (specifically, Gladstone is the son of Goosetave Gander and Daphne Duck, the latter being the sister of Quackmore Duck, Hortense's husband, Scrooge's brother-in-law and Donald's father). However, while allies, Scrooge is not fond of Gladstone that much (though it does vary per incarnation). This is primarily because as Scrooge gained his wealth by lots of hard work, Gladstone's luck and coasting through life offends him. At the same time, Scrooge does admit Gladstone would be better with money than Donald.
  • One of Gladstone's most redeemable features is that he is a Heroic Bystander absolutely through and through. While not an adventurer like Donald or the rest of the family, whenever he sees someone in trouble, he'll do his damn hardest to help, whether through luck or by strength of will. Many were imrpessed to learn of when he saved Donald from drowning, which included swimming against the current. He's also weaponized his luck against miscreants when need be, but he usually doesn't (causing some to speculate if he fears his luck may have limits.)
  • It's been hypothesized that the reason Gladstone is so smug about his luck is because it is all he has. While everyone else can take pride in their hard-earned accomplishments, he really can't. His luck will mean he will usually win by default and thus is his only thing going for him. At some level, all the accomplishments are kind of hollow, but they're all he has.
  • Some time ago, Scrooge once put him in charge of a comic book shop, thinking it'd be the one thing his luck would fail him. Given the rise of comic book lore in the mainstream media, some wonder if the barrage of superhero tv shows and movies of the late 2000s and 2010s was actually the work of his luck making comics big.
  • Another positive that Gladstone has is that he is very fond of family-related matters. During a treasure hunt with his uncle, the treasure found was an old toy chest of valued possessions. While Scrooge was annoyed, Gladstone was moved. Some have noted this may explain why he tries often to hang around his family (especially his cousin Donald) despite the vitriol.
  • There is at least one person who makes Gladstone look saintly and that is his own cousin, Disraeli Duck (son of his father's sister). While some initially wondered if someone who could annoy Gladstone can't be all bad, they turn out to be quite wrong, since Disraeli has similar capabilities, he has supernatural pity. This means that he can act so pittable, he gets whatever he wants, sometimes overriding Gladstone's luck. Gladstone has been warning people of the Pantheon in the event that his cousin's pity somehow lands him a spot here.

    Han Solo (Ace) 
Han Solo, God of Going Against the Odds and Changing First Attacks to Self-Defense (Flyboy, Scoundrel - by Leia, The Corellian Scoundrel, General Solo - formerly, Ian Solo)
During the Rebellion
Han, 30 years later 

    Nathan Drake (Jack) 
Nathan "Nate" Drake, God of Walking Disaster Areas (Nathan Morgan, World-Traveling Treasure Hunter)

    Nimue Inwudu/Madame Xanadu (Ten) 
Nimue Inwudu, Goddess of Fortune Tellers and Inventor of Tarot (Madame Xanadu)