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The Main House, where dwell the highest of the high. These are the gods with Power, the ones who suffer no setbacks when killed, even if the House of Life and Death refuses to resurrect them. Most of it is off-limits to visitors - the entrance is a round, tiled island surrounded by fathomless water and ringed by high waterfalls. Greater Gods can't visit unless they're wanted; even Carmen Sandiego can't break in. And security has been further tightened ever since one Lord Arktivus Brevon somehow successfully broke in prior to his own ascension. For one, they ensured the floor was just as impenetrable as the walls.

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Those who have been called in or granted entrance come out with radically different stories about what it looks like. As of recently, a relative consensus has been reached - several gods and visitors consider the interior House reminiscent of an office, complete with cubicles - but this is still quite heavily contested by those who remember walking through throne rooms, run-down palaces, Fluffy Cloud Heaven, and similar architectural forms and anomalies.

Permanent positions for selected deities once existed here, but entry requirements have since been tightened to prevent any one fictional universe from gaining prestige over the others. Now only the Progenitors, Manager of Divine Ranks and leaders of the Grand United Alliances reside here permanently. All other prospective leaders must ballot for temporary positions in the Main House, and even the successful may not be guaranteed entry.

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The Progenitors

They are the equivalents of the Almighty God in the Pantheon.

    Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson 
Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson, Gods of Tabletop Role-Playing Games
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Gary Gygax
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Dave Arneson
  • Overdeities (Demigods during their mortal lives)
  • Symbol: A D20
  • Alignment: Chaotic Good and Lawful Good, respectively
  • Portfolio: Creators of Dungeons & Dragons and thus Revolutionizing Tabletop RPGs, Bringers of Fun, Dragon-Recurring Settings, Divinity (Pantheon only)
  • Domains: Craft, Scalykind, Fantasy
  • Underlings: Io, Bahamut, Tiamat, Drizzt Do'Urden and Artemis Entreri
  • Allies: Dream of the Endless, Cosmos, Eru Ilúvatar, God (GTDAB), The One Above All, Wil Wheaton, J.R.R. Tolkien, H.P. Lovecraft, the Status Quo, the Random Number God, Nyarko and her friends, Philip J. Fry, Bender and Leela, Dexter, the Order of the Stick, Gabe and Tycho
  • Enemies: Melkor, YHVH, Nekron, The Anti-Monitor, Lord Fuse, Merged Zamasu, the Outer Gods, SMT's Nyarlathotep, The GUAM Machine Council, Xykon, General Tarquin, Redcloak, The Godmodder
  • Respected by: SMT's Lucifer
  • It all started in November 1972 when Gary Gygax, the co-founder of the International Federation of Wargamers (IFW) met up with Dave Arneson and David Megarry for a game of Blackmoor in Lake Geneva. After a round refereed by Arneson, Gygax swiftly created a new campaign named Greyhawk and asked Arneson for a draft of his gaming rules. After that, they exchanged ideas over phone and mail and playtesting with their other contacts. They wanted their board game to be published as soon as possible due to two publishers rejecting it, so they hastily make new rules without using Arneson's draft. Luckily, a man named Brian Blume provided enough funds to publish the original Dungeons & Dragons set in 1974 with the initial print run selling one thousand copies and rising in subsequent years. Since then, the world is introduced to one of the most revolutionary Tabletop Games that influenced many works of media for years to come.
  • Gygax's mortal shell was cast off March 4, 2008 and Arneson's on April 7, 2009. The sacrifice of so many hours of free time skyrocketed them both to Overdeities of Craft. Gygax is often more active than Arneson, though that is because people know about him more.
    • Later, they established a spot in the Main House as the Progenitors of Gods. There, they have the highest position possible, gaining dominion over every deity in the Pantheon. Most don't object (yes, not even the most Chaotic deities) since as Game Masters, they must be fair when it comes to a game's balance, thus they help keep situations normal. Cosmos and Eru are thankful for their new position as leaders of the Pantheon and the Status Quo helps them with this job and they appreciate his help for it. The God from God The Deviland Bob is glad that these two will do a better job than he did and proceeded to continue drinking at the bar.
      • However, there still are most deities not liking the fact that they are in charge and seek to usurp or destroy them. YHVH thinks they do not deserve to be leaders of the Pantheon and often sends His underlings to fight them to no avail, because of their Game Master abilities. Nekron wants them permanently dead so he could destroy the Pantheon with ease. The Anti-Monitor also thinks they are a hindrance to his ultimate goal of everything being blown to smithereens. Zamasu is outright pissed that because of them, he cannot destroy the NINGEN. The GUAM Machine Council, in line with their philosophy of robotic supremacy thinks that two humans like Gygax and Arneson are obstacles to their goals, though luckily, Roboking is keeping them in line.
      • Surprisingly, Lord Fuse is actually afraid of the duo, because their orders are powered by The Power of Imagination, his biggest weakness. Fuse is trying to think of a way to dispose of them with no risk.
      • What's also surprising is that Lucifer admires Gygax's mercilessness in his campaigns, although he is a bit irked that he and Arneson must maintain order in the Pantheon which becomes a sore spot for him.
  • Originators of the concept of Godhood... well, Dream of the Endless predated that, but the three decided to share credit just to save some confusion.
  • The Outer Gods are baffled that two humans have as much power as they do and also has dominion over them. For now, they go back to their usual businesses while not trying to needlessly provoke them... but not Nyarlathotep. He and his SMT counterpart both agree for once that they must be out of the way in order for their evil ambitions to come into fruition.
    • The duo get along better with their creator, H.P. Lovecraft, despite the three working in completely separate genres. Nyarko, along with Mahiro, Cuuko and Hasta also get along with them, even though Nyarko did not have any experience playing D'n'D prior to this.
    • They also got along really well with J.R.R. Tolkien, because his work has influenced their games a lot including Dungeons and Dragons.
  • All tabletop gaming gods have them to thank. If it wasn't for them, they wouldn't exist. On the flipside, if it wasn't for them, the Ebon Dragon and the Chaos Gods, among other evil gods, wouldn't have existed either, so it's sort of a mixed bag.
    • They are the only gods that the Draconic Trio will defer to and woe to anyone that dares to harm them in their presence. Drizzt and Artemis confronted their progenitors and asked them, "Why are we this way? Have you forsaken us?" Gygax and Arneson tells them they can be whoever they want since the Pantheon is where fictional characters can retreat to during or after their trials. The lesser Not So Different duo accepted this and unconditionally serve their masters to this day.
    • Wil Wheaton is ecstatic that the men themselves, the creators of Dungeons & Dragons are here in the Pantheon. They are often seen playing campaigns together, outdoing each other's GM skills.
    • The Order of the Stick has given their allegiance to the Progenitors and fight in their stead due to their world being based on the 3.5 edition's rules and making fun of the whole DnD experience. This also cause the Order's enemies like General Tarquin, Redcloak and Xykon become their enemies, who are also seeking to usurp and overpower them. Not even the duo can stand Miko Miyazaki, though they appreciate her allegiance albeit a blind one. Despite not playing much D'n'D themselves, Gabe and Tycho gave their utmost respect to them.
  • The Random Number God comes to them sometimes for guidance. They often tell him to keep doing his job, because he is a fundamental force in games of any form.
  • Gygax has met Fry and his friends before, who are surprised that he runs the entire place. They now join him in role-playing campaigns during their off-hours. On a related note, he feels proud that Dexter the young genius triumphs over his fellow players in D'n'D even having his last name as his alias, though Gygax (and Arneson as well) does try to teach Dexter to play fair next time.
  • Both adamantly opposes the Godmodder due to abusing his Game Master abilities just to torture his players. The Godmodder (both personalities) return that sentiment, even thinking that the two are too soft on their players (yes, he even thinks Gygax is too merciful in D'n'D).
  • They also serve as two of the Trio of Arts in the House of Craft along with Emmet Brickowski.

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Manager of the Divine Ranks

A new position established by the Progenitors, the Gods who manage the Divine Ranks of deities. He is responsible for adjusting the ranks of Gods in the Pantheon if it is determined they are either to attain a higher rank, or descend to a lower rank.

    Ugo 
Uraltugo Noi Nueph, Manager of Divine Ranks (Ugo)
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  • Overdeity (has power over the ranking system)
  • Symbol: Rukh
  • Alignment: Lawful Good
  • Portfolio: Divine Ranks, The Archmage, Beware the Nice Ones, Imagination-Based Superpower, Older Than They Look, Paralyzing Fear of Sexuality, Top God
  • Domains: The Divine Ranks, Magic
  • Allies: Aladdin the Magi, Eru Ilúvatar, The One Above All, Aladdin the Thief, The Genie, Madoka Kaname
  • Enemies: Ren Gyokuen, Melkor, Jafar, Zamasu
  • Respects: The Truth
  • The Main House's (now defunct) Holy Trinity appointed Ugo to the newly-created position of "Manager of Divine Ranks" after learning he was able to exchange the hierarchy of Gods in his own Universe, and decided he was a perfect fit for regulating the ranks of entities in the Pantheon. Ugo very happily agreed with the decision, because now he had a whole range of new people he could make friends with. He is currently employed in the Court of the Gods.
    • Extra care has been taken by the Progenitors to ensure that Ugo's knowledge of how to switch places in the divine hierarchy does not spread to other Gods, for fear that evil-aligned Gods may use it to give themselves more power in the Pantheon, as David was able to accomplish in Ugo's world. However, Tzeentch may already know...
  • Ugo has garnered the ire of a number of evil deities, both because Ugo was able to do what so many of them failed to do (usurp their Universes's gods and become Gods themselves), and because of the apparent hypocrisy in Ugo's treatment compared to them. It is believed that Ren Gyokuen/Arba was the one who first started the complaints.
  • Ugo holds great respect for The Truth as a guardian of the Gate of Truth, and the purveyor of justice and karma. The Truth may have had a guiding hand in David and Sinbad usurping the Sacred Palace from Ugo, but the implication is that David is the one The Truth wanted to be punished. The Truth may be the only other being outside of the Holy Trinity with whom Ugo's knowledge was shared.
  • Ugo was also very happy and surprised to meet Aladdin in the Pantheon, and the two frequently talk about the other characters and worlds as Aladdin shows Ugo around the Pantheon. Aladdin is also helping Ugo readjust to being outside of the Sacred Palace, since being in there for 1x10^51 years made him a little insane, and making sure that no evil deities try to trick him into doing something by projecting an illusion of Solomon. Aizen Sousuke, in particular, is high on the list of people to keep Ugo away from.
  • Unlike Aladdin, Ugo is completely frightened of well-developed female physiques, much to the humor of some Goddesses, but also makes many Gods wonder where on earth Aladdin got it from, since Ugo was the one who raised Aladdin.
  • Ugo's expertise in magic is considered to be unparalleled in his home Universe, enough so that it was his mastery of magic that created the Djinn, the Universe in which Aladdin and his friends currently live in, and the source of his ability to re-order the divine hierarchy.
    • He heard about the plight of Madoka Kaname shortly after arriving in the Pantheon, and he has promised to help Madoka in any way he can.
  • Zamasu was... not happy to hear of Ugo's exploits after the latter ascended to the Pantheon, and immediately went on a rampage against Ugo to destroy the NINGEN!!!. Ugo quickly over-powered Zamasu and put him in a fish-tank, and the latter was only released on the instruction of the Main House after he had calmed down.

Alignment Incarnations

A sextet of Overdeities representing the Four Cardinal Moral Alignments: Good, Evil, Lawful, and Chaotic, as well as Destruction and Nature.note  Because of the shared leadership of the Machine Council, the Grand United Alliance of Machines has yet to formally select a singular representative among their number so far.

    Cosmos 
Cosmos, Goddess of Good and Leader of the Grand United Alliance of Good (Goddess of Harmony)
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    Melkor 
Melkor, God of Evil and Leader of The Grand United Alliance of Evil (Morgoth, Bauglir, Belegurth, Belegûr, Arun, Mbelekor, The First Dark Lord, The Great Enemy, The Black Foe of the World, The Corrupter, Dark Enemy of the World, Lord of Angband and Utumno, King of the World, Elder King, Master of the Fates of Arda, Black King, Master of Lies, Dark Hunter, Lord of All and Giver of Freedom, Lord of the Dark, Melko, Belcha, Ulban(d), Melegor, Meleko, Alkar, Mardello, Manfréa Bolgen)
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Unmasked 

    YHVH 
YHVH, Anthropomorphic Depiction of Archetypal Maltheism and Leader of the Grand United Alliance of Law (YHWH, Yehowah, Yahweh, Elohim, Sabaoth, Shaddai, Kagutsuchi, Demiurge, Ancient of Days, Yaldabaoth, the Great Will (or rather, its rogue avatar), The Lord)
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Demonized YHVH 
Kagutsuchi 
Sabaoth 
Shaddai 
Elohim 
Ancient of Days 
Demiurge 
Yaldabaoth 

    Lucifer 
Lucifer, Celestial Being of Polite Villains and Founding Chairman of the Grand United Alliance of Chaos (Helel, The Lightbringer, Morningstar, Prince of Darkness, The Great Darkness, The Demon Lord, Louis Cypher, The Rebel King of Hell, Blond child, Old gentlemen in a wheelchair, Louisa Ferre, Blonde Young Man, Six-Winged Lord of Dem, Excellency, Satan)
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Helel 
His demonic form 
Louis Cyphre 
During Nocturne 
As Louisa Ferre 
During Raidou Kuzunoha II 
During IMAGINE 
In Megami Tensei I 
In Persona 1/Card Summoner 
In Devil Children 
  • Overdeity of Chaos
  • Symbol: A pair of Angelic and Demonic Wings
  • Theme Music: Chaos Theme (IV), Lord of the Netherworld, The Final Battle, Last Decision, VS Last, Lucifer I and Lucifer II, Lucifer Palace, Lucifer Battle (Megami Tensei I)
  • Alignment: Pure Chaos, which translates out to Chaotic Good or Chaotic Neutral for those who consider him an example to follow, and Chaotic Evil for those who disagree with him.
  • Portfolio: Louis Cypher, Bonus Bosses, Magnificent Bastardry, Absolute Destruction of Law, Superpowered Challenges, Crippling Attacks, Manipulative Bastards, Batman Gambits, Bishonens, Noble Demons, Challenging Ordinary People To Pursue Their Dreams, Utopia Justifies the Means, Not Being Straight-Up Evil, Summoned by The Power of Friendship, Being a Mysterious Backer, The Unfettered, Might Makes Right, Ambiguously Evil, Wild Card, The Sacred Darkness
  • Domains: Freedom, Chaos, Manipulation, Humanity, Change, Ambition
  • High Priestess: Lucifina/Daystar
  • Heralds: Setsuna Kai and Mirai Kaname, Alex (children)
  • Allies:
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Asura
  • Rivals: Lucifer views everyone and anything as competition, even his own allies. Though people like the Sailor Chaos and Lord Chaos
  • Enemies:
  • People Who Impress Him: David Bowie, Shu Shirakawa, Kenshiro, Lina Inverse, Isaac, Kokichi Oma, Quackity, Bayonetta
  • Secretly Watching: Zero (Drakengard), Dante Sparda, Kouta Kazuraba/Kamen Rider Gaim, The Doctor, Lelouch vi Brittania
  • Trying to Influence: Aleph, Flynn, Nanashi, Kazuya, Kazuya Minegishi and Hibiki Kuze, Raidou Kuzunoha the XIV, Embyron Tribe, Investigation Team, S.E.E.S., Sumaru City Persona Users, St. Hermelin Students
  • Uneasy Relations: Phantom Thieves of Hearts
  • Conflicting Opinion: The Four Chaos Gods, Discord, Yuuki Terumi
  • Opposes: Judge Dredd
  • The elusive leader of the Chaos forces in the MegaTen universe, it would have only been natural for him to make way towards the Pantheon where his base of operations now resides. It is still unknown if Lucifer created or merely represents the idea of Chaos in his multiverse but his origin is not that important compared to what he has planned. The grand goal Lucifer seeks to achieve is the absolute freedom all sentient beings; to have a reality where the individual can reach their fullest potential by not being held down by the chains of Order; where every man, woman and child can do as they please. He's utterly ruthless in his actions, but make no mistake: he—for good or bad reasons—is with humanity all the way.
  • For a better example on what world Lucifer wants, it would be essentially Hell on Earth by any normal circumstances. Where Rape, Pillage, and Burn would most likely thrive and the weak will be snuffed out and forced to fight for themselves. Lucifer would like to point out that rioting behavior like this happens every century in human history, and that he is only aiding humanity in making a world where they can get all these primal feelings out there without punishment. He argues at least in this hell, you have a choice in comparison to the World of Silence YHVH would use to crush anybody who so much as question why things are the way they are.
  • Is aware of the infinite potential of humanity, which is why Lucifer has tried his damnest to coax others on his side. Even if he had legions upon legions of demons at his call, Lucifer knows that unless he has at least one human champion, he does not stand a chance against YHVH. He has met every single one of the MegaTen protagonists in one shape or another and it seems like he would not stop doing so anytime soon. The Pantheon only broadened the people he could spy upon to hope to have them see like he does and join him in his rebellion against Order.
    • Regarding his relationships to them, Lucifer has yet to have a stable relationship with any these messiahs barring a few. He fell out of Kazuya’s good graces after he has sicced demons on him, something Lucifer apologized for and claims it was a Secret Test (does not help this Kazuya went full-on Neutral). Aleph is close enough to be called a personal friend as they both had the one common enemy in YHVH’s regime. Even then Aleph is quite ambivalent around Lucifer, hoping not to be paraded as his champion. Then there is Naoki Kashima, who will be spoken about later. Lucifer did not meet Flynn, as the samurai only met Satan’s clone of him (to be fair, Satan did pull off his character extremely well to be near indistinguishable) but regardless, principal still applies that he could have been a champion of Chaos. Nanashi, while opposed to Order and Chaos is still trying to be won over by Lucifer as having him on the side of Chaos would be amazing (Dagda is making sure that doesn’t happen). Lucifer does have Tadano Hitonari on his side, two of them exactly who followed the paths of Chaos. Lucifer is more buddying with the New Chaos Tadano while the other is a bit too nuts for his tastes.
  • Do not mistake him [for Satan as modern Biblical interpretations would like to tell. You’d piss off both Lucifer and Satan this way. Regardless, Lucifer does hold respect and appreciation for Satan for being so lawful, he’d oppose his Lord if he was caught breaking his own rules, even fighting alongside together against YHVH and being paired up as Personas. Though in the Pantheon as of now, they are enemies on completely opposing sides, especially when he learned Satan was pretending to be him in Domed Tokyo and now people think that he was was Satan the entire time as well. It is a confusion that even his council had to be reminded was not the case, so Satan can go to hell for that.
  • Can appear as anything that would suit his causes, whether be it angel, demon, or human. He can even change his gender for no reason other than a nice change of pace. Refers to himself as male for the most part and his main human form resembles David Bowie. Likely because Lucifer really likes David Bowie’s music.
  • Was the reason why the Demi-Fiend is as powerful as it is, which is helped Lucifer’s case on proving he was Overdeity-level on par with Arbiter Satan. Kashima was always meant to be this horrendously powerful weapon against YHVH, with Lucifer hoping through the Amala Network to find a Kashima who will finally embrace Chaos completely. While the Demi-Fiend is allies with Lucifer all the way up to the GUAC, even he is a bit cautious over what the Morningstar has planned for him to the point he’s not even an official member yet in spite of his prominence.
  • Likes showing up to challenge others who interest him, not bothering to be involved in what is happening in one universe but wanting to provide them main players of those worlds a challenge to see if their convictions are strong enough. Lucifer is absolute hell to fight against when he really itches for a fight but will be impressed by the end after all is said and done after his defeat, even loaning his power to his defeaters to use.
  • Really wants to influence the Persona universe but holds back for now, thinking humanity has its own issues to deal with in the human consciousness as it is. He does however aid Persona users somewhat by having both his angelic and demonic forms be present in the Sea of Souls to be used. Though his initial form as a Persona did look a bit off from what we see him as now.
    • As interesting as Persona users are, Lucifer is most interested in the Phantom Thieves, seeing them as a direct response to the corruption Order is society has. The Phantom Thieves, while not outright hostile to Lucifer do not agree with his goals and methods, going so far as to say that Lucifer is what would happen if they go too far. Lucifer outright laughed at their accusation.
      Lucifer: Oh please! You have been ostracized and kicked to the dirtside by this so called society you want to protect! Listen to me Phantom Thieves: as long as this society exists, then you will be locked in a Forever War as eternal as my war with YHVH. You have the power to bring a new social upheaval where oppressed others like yourselves can build something for themselves that wouldn’t be allowed in the old system! Believe me, if you continue to fight for what the people want and not your own desires, then you will all be part of a machine that would exploit you until you’re all dry.
  • Both Philemon and Nyarlathotep have Lucifer’s respect for representing the moral paths humans have though he became enemies with when they it turned out they were both pretty apathetic to humanity despite their attempts on trying to influence them. Lucifer gave a great Rousing Speech on how they foolishly underestimate humans and how that humans do not need two beings like them trying to decide their fate from the shadows.
  • Is enemies of the Divine Powers despite them almost sharing the same amount of hate they have for YHVH. This is all because Lucifer knows that if the Divine Powers somehow managed to defeat YHVH, they will become the Top Gods themselves and just control humanity like he did in the end. That is a hypocrisy Lucifer cannot stand and hopes that if they do reach YHVH, they will just be handed the beatdown of a lifetime.
  • The ascension of YHVH and Lucifer to the Main House and the creation of their respective Alliances caused a massive shift in power in the Pantheon. This caused several deities from the GUAE and the GUAG to move to their side after they seeing their ideals match with theirs. This was initially met with uproar but like most things, people have gotten used to it. This did usher a few more Alliances to be created afterward, a fault that can be directly tied to what they have done. Lucifer finds that being Kicked Upstairs is detrimental to his efforts on manipulation as many eyes are upon him especially when his name would be one of the first people would see.
  • His rise to power in the Pantheon coincided with another person’s: Homura Akemi. [[After Homura had stolen Madoka’s godliness]] and sent the entire Pantheon into a upheaval from the likes that have not been seen, he then saw this as a ripe opportunity to influence her after seeing the unawakened Chaos within her. Appearing to her as a Magical Girl himself when Homura was enveloped with guilt, he convinced her that thanks to the GUAG’s influence, Madoka became too foolhardy and would be a target of the many enemies she had made if she was kept in power, so taking away her power from her would be the only way to guarantee her safety. Homura bought into the argument, questioning Lucifer on what his idea would be on making sure Homura herself is not under threat and that she can still continue protecting Madoka from the shadows. Lucifer smiled, and discussed about the creation of a certain Alliance where likeminded people like them could call upon each other for protection...
  • The creation of the GUAC was something Lucifer had a difficult time working on as it needed to represent Chaos while not becoming a complete mess or worse, betraying its purpose for structure. It seems though he was successful on making sure it checked all boxes. Members have to go through a test called the Gauntlet where they have face an onslaught of puzzles and demons and survive until they reach the end of the test. Each one being unique to prevent cheating. While the GUAC does place members in different groups, the assignments they are given do not rely on specfic instructions: just the needed results. Asides from the heads of groups, there is no military heirachy of any kind so Klingon Promotion isn’t very effective (though accepted if you are going after higher-ups). Lucifer does not even ask for their loyalty, just their willingness to help out.
    • On the subject of the Lords of Chaos, Lucifer saw it fit not to make himself as head image or even commander of his Alliance, opting to make a council of various figures who know a thing or two about planning things out like him. Though instead of being like a traditional democracy, they all just do their own thing and formally gather to discuss matter that is a concern to all of them. Their dynamic end up being very casual in compared to other Alliances and somehow good chunk of their meetings end with them playing Tabletop Games. No, he is not opening up more commandering postions. The table is filled enough as it is. That being said, if some aspirant would go so far as to challenge one of the Lords for their throne, he'd be entirely fine with that.
  • Has a cordial relationship with the Chaos Gods, though he is a bit exasperated that they're stuck in the worst of their respective emotions instead of becoming entities of true Chaos and fully encompassing the entire spectrum of the emotions they are supposed to embody. At this point, Lucifer wants to head in and become a Chaos God himself if it meant getting these four to do something.
    • Has a similar relationship with Discord. Each respects the other's dedication to breaking up the sovereignty of the local Top God in favor of absolute Chaos, but Discord finds Lucifer's interest in humanity's potential boring while Lucifer finds Discord woefully undermotivated. Does not help Discord has become much nicer thanks to budding friendships he had made, making him quite more softer than what Lucifer would like to have.
  • On the other hand, he does not get along with Melkor at all since Melkor believes that Chaos should be all about causing infinite destruction and suffering for the sheer sake of it and sees humanity as nothing more than a mere plaything. Lucifer just sadly shakes his head and muses on "wasted potential". Holds the same feelings towards Nekron who’s Alliance merely seeks the death of everything, something Lucifer cannot allow since while the madness before creation is fun, there is room for madness in life as well.
    • Despite holding truly antagonistic feelings toward YHVH and Melkor, Lucifer has noted he doesn't feel the same way toward Cosmos: while he acknowledges her as an adversary and has no intention of losing the War of the Alliances to her, he respects her quite a bit, and has noted that if someone besides him absolutely had to be the winner of the War, he would much rather it be her than the others. After all, she too acknowledges the dignity of sentient beings and respects their right to freedom, while Melkor and YHVH are both, as he put it, "on a self-indulgent ego trip". Despite Lucifer's opinion toward her, Cosmos does not reciprocate; she holds nothing but disdain for the Great Darkness.
  • Sees Luka as a son... literally. Apparently Luka’s mother is Lucifer’s equivalent in his universe, so it’s no surprise that Lucifer dotes on him (even making his mother High Priest out of kindness). It may have to do with Luka reminding him of his children who rescued him from the forces of Law and since those children are not in the Pantheon, he has Luka act as his Replacement Goldfish for them. While Luka is rather thankful for Lucifer’s attempts at having a parent relationship with him, he would rather be with the forces of Good rather than Chaos. Lucifer respected his decision though he did managed to rope his wife into becoming a Lord of Chaos much to Luka’s chagrin. To rub it in harder, Lucifer always becomes female whenever Luka was around to act as his mom.
  • His true goals are actually much grander than one would think. While Lucifer would want nothing more than to rid of all authority of any kind, he knows that as long as humans crave for civilization, Order will always be present. So Lucifer wishes to free humans from Orderly concepts like standards, morals, and submissivemess that leads to oppressors using those concepts as stairways to get in power. The only way for Lucifer to rid of this these things is that with his armies, he will not only destroy YHVH but go after the Great Will itself. A reminder that the Great Will is STRONGER than YHVH and is basically Above the Gods in his universe. Lucifer knows he will be erased from reality itself the moment he steps foot in front of it, so he’s playing the long game and hoping something comes up that will be enough to take it on. Even if that takes the entire lifespan of universe’s to do, he will defeat the Axiom and bring a new reality where Order does not exist anymore or go down trying.
    • Stephen being a personal friend of the Great Will/Axion might feel concerned with what Lucifer wants to do but he isn’t particularly threatened in any way. Stephen is just impressed that Lucifer is willing to go that far for Chaos and his faith that humanity will help him reach that height as rather inspiring. Lucifer, while knowing Stephen is in his way is aware that the wheelchair-bound man is too strong, even for him. So whenever Stephen comes up, Lucifer always tries to act as polite as he could so that Stephen won’t One-Hit Kill him.
  • Sick to death of people asking him if he plays the fiddle. For the record, he doesn't, and for a while couldn't for the life of him think of why people kept asking him such a frankly inane question. Eventually, Beelzebub told him, and to everyone's surprise, the “fiddle song” became a favorite of his: the idea of a human beating him in a fiddle duel with nothing but his own skill, having the gall to call him a "son of a bitch" and saying he welcomes a rematch at any time was incredible. He still has no intention of learning to play the fiddle himself.
  • Does not hold anything against Madoka despite playing a big role in having her divinity stolen for the foreseeable future. In fact, Lucifer has nothing but respect for her for getting rid of her corrupted cycle of death and essentially giving the middle-finger to physics itself by becoming a goddess. While harboring no feelings of malice towards her, she and so many, and we mean many, Magical Girls despise him for what making Homura completely defect to his side. He did feel a little remorse after seeing all of their morale drain. At the same time, their spiraling depression over the incident has more or less erased the regret Lucifer had in his mind for doing all of this.
    Lucifer: Is it not reasonable that Hope be tested and shattered if found wanting?. All I see are you girls moping around and trying to pick up the pieces of what your great leader had brought. That is the dictionary example of pathetic. If you are truly strong like her, then this setback should only push your resolve! If I suddenly vanished, my forces would push on without me! Can I say the same for any of you still waiting for a savior to come like a convenience?
  • Spies upon the Doctor now and again after witnessing the Doctor will put the entirety of time and space at risk to help others if he had to, against his own Time Lord doctrine. Is waiting for the moment the Doctor leaves the universe as a mess again so he can take over the show from there.
  • Is allies with Mem Aleph and would have inducted her into his ranks... if she weren’t batshit insane enough as it is. While she despises YHVH as much as he does, her plans on making humanity revert back to primates [[are too much even for his tastes]]. He wants humans to have actually choice in that matter and sees that action not unlike how YHVH takes the free will of others. Regardless, he remains in touch with her even after his rather dour opinions were told right in front of her face, something she does not care about since her morality is entirely different from his.
  • Sees the Tokyo Lockdown incident as proof that humans’ truly just want Chaos once they’re pushed over the edge. Naoya who basically started the whole incident is by Lucifer all the way when it comes down to taking down YHVH (not trusting or joining him though out of wisdom). Both of them are trying to convince Kazuya to go full One-Winged Angel against YHVH as he is one of the few who are capable on standing toe to toe with the Lord himself.
  • His alignment is pure Chaos. Whether that is Chaotic Good, Chaotic Neutral, or Chaotic Evil spectrums, he won’t judge as long as the people on this spectrum try to overthrow as many governing systems as possible. Lucifer does not mind those who like causing mayhem For the Evulz but there has to be a purpose to all of that in his mind and spreading said Chaos like Junko Enoshima and Vaatu have would get you on his good side unlike someone say Terumi who just wants to Troll for the sake of doing so without any grander scheme in mind.
  • Asura and Lucifer butt heads occasionally especially after the Great Upheaval. They both agree that Might Makes Right and people that should get off their asses but Asura believes it is the righteous’ duty to defend the weak, something Lucifer does not care about. Lucifer had told him that he can do as much protection as he likes, just make sure that the weak he’s defending actually become useful later on if they can’t reach his level. Asura agreed and is trying to teach Madoka how to fight again even without her magic to deliver the Karma Houdini Warranty Lucifer needs to receive. Oops.
  • Has finally encountered someone capable of astounding even him in Shu Shirakawa, who managed to temporarily annihilate both his and YHVH’s unoccupied temples with his Neo Granzon upon his arrival in the Pantheon. Lucifer seems genuinely confused as to why a man of such utter unpredictability is choosing to oppose rather than side with him. Shu for his part, claims that he finds any deity who manipulates others for their cause, be they Lawful or Chaotic, to be a great personal offense to him and promises to send him, the Great Will, Nyarlathotep, Melkor, the four Chaos Gods and anyone else he deems distasteful to the inescapable oblivion of going beyond the event horizon of a black hole, someday. This did not have the desired reaction; instead, Shu only received raucous applause from Lucifer. His goal is to free humankind from the yoke of all Gods, not rule it! Should Shu manage to enact such a feat without harming the human spirit, Lucifer has agreed to go quietly into his can. Now the matter remains of proving this is possible...
  • Rather bemused by how Jeanne d’Arc always itches to fight him after being told by her Lord that Lucifer wants nothing more to bring anarchy to not just the world and the heavens themselves and should be treated as a high priority target. Lucifer would like to say that is propaganda... honest propaganda but propaganda nonetheless. Would rather be in the company of her eviler self, as she is everything that the current Jeanne d’Arc is missing for him.
  • Has taken an interest in Isaac after seeing the boy had a demonic Fallen Angel form and the reason for Isaac’s descent into the depths of insanity was because of his insanely religious mother. He would take the boy under his wing and treat him as a son but seeing as Isaac is too emotionally unstable to influence, Lucifer is bidding his time to when he will be able to have Isaac’s potential fully realized without becoming mentally damaged.
  • Quite cautious of Sora after seeing him try to convince Homura to return to the side of Good. While unsuccessful, Lucifer knows that he’s just planted that seed of guilt in Homura’s mind; guilt that she cannot afford to have. Despite being annoyed with the Keybearer, he respects him being able to juggle so many allies across different worlds and felt that the Pantheon wouldn’t be the same now that he’s vanished.
  • Currently watches Bayonetta after she defeated all of the creator deities in her universe like it was just another day for her (killing primarily angels might have helped). Bayonetta is quite interested with what the GUAC has going on but frankly, sees it better for her to do her own schtick. Lucifer respected her decision, knowing maybe its for the best she does not develop a reason to go after him at some point.
  • Despite Gaea’s mixed feelings on humanity, she’s friends with Lucifer for both of them wanting an Earth where it isn’t completely screwed over by a shitty little thing like capitalism and both think if humans want something to burn to the ground, it should be their own monuments and not nature. Congratulated her on the creation of the GUAN and hopes they can still maintain a friendly relationship despite not being listed as competitors.
  • Shares the same name as Lucifer Morningstar. While they’re both quite different, they both appreciate one another’s actions and have poken fun at each other for the fact people confuse them a lot.
  • Has appreciation for Quackity for being able to be The Leader when it comes to raiding games and sending hordes of people to protest against those attempting to stop them. Though there is a difference between doing something in the online space and doing something in Real Life. He wants Quackity gather his followers and storm the buildings of these game developers and overthrow them to prove that he isn’t a sellout in the slightest. He hopes that one day the raider will heed his advice and start a revolution against corporations... like how Lucifer wants to go after ATLUS eventually.
  • Also has a seat in Ambiguity. Fitting due to his unpredictable nature.

    Nekron 
Nekron, God of Animating The Dead and Leader of the Grand United Alliance of Destruction (Lord of the Unliving, "Death")
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  • Overdeity
  • Symbol: The Black Lantern sigil; alternatively, his scythe
  • Alignment: Claims to be Lawful Above Good and Evil, though many consider him Neutral Evil
  • Portfolio: Ancient Beings, Evil Darkness, Eldritch Abomination, Omnicidal Maniac, Resurrecting Dead Heroes, Zombie Apocalypse, Evil Is Deathly Cold, The Void of Space, Enemy to All Living Things, Fighting a Shadow, Can Reanimate Corpses
  • Domains: Death, The Nothingness before Life, Dark Matter
  • Allies: the Chaos King, The Lich, the Dark Judges, SCP-682
  • Underlings: William Hand (his herald), Deathstorm (a Black Lantern of his)
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork with: Dhuum and the rest of the Grand United Alliance of Destruction, particularly the Anti-Spiral and the Daleks. He also has a really unsteady alliance with Chernabog, Death from Final Destination and especially Krona
  • Rivals: Death of the Endless (mostly one-sided) and all other death entities, particularly the Discworld and Supernatural Death.
  • Enemies: Everything that lives with the Life Entity, the other Lantern Corps on the top of the list (especially Hal Jordan), all creator deities (mainly Chakravartin, and anyone who possesses Complete Immortality (especially Fujiwara no Mokou and Kaguya Houraisan) near the top. Other notable foes include the Anti-Monitor, Nurgle, the Emotions, Thanos, the Spectre, Shinryu, Guthix
  • Opposes: Asides from all life, he has special antipathy for those who cheat death like Yveltal, Ostarion, Murky, Kenny McCormick, and the Dragonball deities. Also those who enable resurrections like Virtuous and King Kai
  • If there existed something before life itself, and even the Pantheon itself, it was darkness. When emotion first came to be, with the first sentient life, the Darkness responded with creating Nekron. Seeking to return the Universe to the peace and order of the darkness, Nekron is the ultimate representation of the absence of life.
    • Prior to founding the Black Lantern Corps, Nekron rose to become leader of the Land of the Unliving; a sort of purgatory for souls in waiting. He used to take a giant skeletal white form, but feels more comfortable in his Black Lantern clothing. He can't physically interact with the material plane unless his herald Black Hand is dead, but even then can interact with the spiritual side of the Trope Pantheon.
    • For a while, Death of the Endless has been silent on the subject of Nekron. Lex Luthor called her out on her non-interference, but got nowhere. After being pestered about it from the pantheon, she relented and explained their relationship in her own terms:
    Death: "Nekron? Don't worry about him much, the guy's full of hot air. He's just mad that life got the real estate before him, and he's been the Cranky Neighbor trying to get an audit ever since. The War of Light was just a noise complaint to justify things. You guys don't need me to help out."
    • Nekron then angrily responded "I'm a creation of darkness, not you patterns. You don't get to touch me!" before storming out of the room like a child. Death smirked, clearly thinking "this is why I don't need to get involved."
  • Initially inhabited the House of Ruin and Destruction, however moved to the House of Undead following a change to his title. Except for Deathstorm, the entire house was on the edge; so long as something is biologically dead, his Black Lantern rings can take control of it. Even Nagash is on edge of his seat. Thankfully, one of the rules Nekron has to follow is not to try and use the rings on any of his fellow house members. It's also worth noting that as he exists to target the living, Nekron cannot sense the lifeless robotic gods of the pantheon. The House of Technology is somewhat of a blind spot, and one the four other alliances hope to use it against him. His Black Lanterns seem to be incapable of ripping out the emotions and life force of beings without hearts like Regirock. Or demons, if their encounter with Etrigan is any indication.
    • He's not to be mistaken for the Necrons, whom he agrees with their desire to destroy the Warp and the chaotic emotions it produces. Or the overlord Nekron, who only has the name in common.
  • Being the leader of the Black Lantern Corps, and being able to cause any and all the dead to rise (excluding Don Hall), many members of the Pantheon fear whether or not Nekron will expand the Black Rings' influence, and resurrect all the most powerful beings who have ever died across the Pantheon and take over those who have died and come back to life. He claims they have nothing to worry about, not enough powerful beings have died yet, and that he'll wait a few decades more for heroes to expand his dominion a bit more by returning form the dead and/or killing foes. He and his supporters are excluded from the Grand United Alliance of Evil because its members are afraid that Nekron will just take it over and assimilate them into his evergrowing undead army. Instead he decided to create his own and thus the Grand United Alliance of Destruction was born.
    • Without a central power battery, Nekron's power is severely diminished in the pantheon. He still has Black Lantern rings, but has to manufacture them by hand and there's a lot of gods out there who can undo his work. He still has a bunch of zombies at his hand, which serve to guard him and the GUAD on their base on Ryut. Though his Black Lanterns are normally only vulnerable to combinations of Green and other Lantern light, general light can be weaponized against him and his armada of revenants if distilled enough to be similar to the light of creation. Also, while his Corps is weakened by constructs, it seems to make him stronger as he feeds off it. He has sought out Chernabog to eliminate the light, leading to a temporary truce between the two.
  • Nekron is the absence of life, the cosmic void and space before light came into the universe. As such, he has one ultimate objective; to destroy all life. Anything that has the spark of life from mortal to Quasideity to Overdeity is an aberration in his eyes, and needs to die ASAP. Since the darkness came first, he feels life itself is a trespasser and enemy of darkness and peace. He's not entirely wrong, as without life there's no war or conflict or chaos. Then again, there'd be no joy or desire either, so few agree with him.
    • Is currently trying to search for who or what brought the Life Entity into the universe, and make him, her or it pay for disturbing the darkness. Nekron considers every creator deity in the pantheon a potential culprit, mainly fellow Overdeities. Not even Eru Illuvatar himself is excluded, and if anything was his first choice. He would almost immediately learn this was a horrible idea when getting close to the Flame Imperishable burned him (un)alive, causing his screams of anguish to be felt across the multiverse from such a potent source of life and creation. He's warned the GUAD never to cross Eru again. Had a better time chasing down Chakravartin instead, due to being The Maker of his universe and one who fell against a Destroyer Deity. Black Lanterns began devouring his webs and mantra, while Nekron himself went for the killing blow(he's aware killing Chakravartin won't destroy life, but it's a start). Chakravartin decided to take no chances, reviving Black Hand and curb-stomping the untethered Nekron. No-one's sure whether Nekron should've killed him or not.
    • Insists that he is Above Good and Evil, only trying to defend and reclaim his territory. However incidents such as turning the resurrected into Black Lanterns and trying to expand the living into his realm have people claim he's a selfish asshole who wants power. Nekron's response was basically "the darkness works in mysterious ways". He and his herald consider him to be The Grim Reaper, emphasis on the Grim. He's not, and the actual grim reapers would like to point out that death is a part of life. Death the Horseman considers him immature like Death of the Endless, while the Death of Discworld considers him basically the Auditors of Reality. Nekron isn't considering any of this, calling them "too soft and lazy" and ultimately plans to usurp all the Deaths as the pantheon's one true Death.
  • You'd think that the Anti-Monitor, an entity as omnicidal as it gets, would get along swimmingly with Nekron. You'd be wrong; in order to power the Black Lantern Central Power Battery, Nekron caught the near-dead Anti-Monitor. While Monty is usually dispassionate, even mentioning Nekron near him gets him in a furious rage. Even then they'd probably be at odds since the Anti-Monitor wants to annihilate all realms, dimensions and realities asides from the Antimatter Universe, even the Land of the Unliving and cosmic void. In addition, he briefly had a civil discussion with YHVH about the nature of Order Versus Chaos. YHVH stated that it is free will which is the source of chaos; Nekron doesn't need to kill everyone to bring about cosmic order and a World of Silence, he just needs to cull emotion. Nekron disagreed with this statement, claiming that YHVH is dulling chaos, not eliminating it completely. This is probably for the best, since if they agreed on how chaos works it might lead to a team-up that may be unstoppable.
    • Despite being an Omnicidal Maniac, Melkor doesn't want anything to do with the Grand United Alliance of Destruction; something Nekron considers unfortunate as he doesn't really care how life is extinguished so long as it is. The Dark Lord believes that only he gets to destroy everything, and disagrees at Nekron's method. Or as he put it:
    Melkor: "Spawn of the void, I do not submit to anyone. I am not some cold, soulless machine of the darkness. When all things are at my pitiless mercy, I will not waste millennia of spite in such brief release! I will grind creation under my heel! I will poison the light for as long as I can, screaming at the cosmos I've broken on the wheel! And when I bleed Eru dry, you will know true darkness."
    • Though allies for the time, the Daleks and the Anti-Spiral are planning to betray him because they don't wish to destroy themselves and aren't pure omnicidal maniacs. Nekron has something to say about this:
    Nekron: "You claim to ally with destruction out of convenience, but you are just like me. Daleks; you seek to destroy the offending element, reduce yourself to soulless creatures that will never grow or develop. Anti-Spirals; you seek the death of emotion, of passion. You've turned yourself into static machines only distinct from lifelessness because you can think. You have been heralds of the black long before we met. And when you are the only two "life forms" left, you will realize this."
  • Naturally, he's the enemy to every single Lantern Corps, and the main reason why they're semi-aligned nowadays. Nekron's biggest sore spot of the bunch is Hal Jordan; asides from using the Life Entity to help revive Black Hand, he made him fight against Volthoom as a Black Lantern.
    • When Krona died, the paradox of a dead immortal resulted in an anomaly upon entering the Land of the Unliving. The consequence got them both more powerful, and Nekron allied with him due to their shared hatred of the Guardians and the fact Krona's presence threatened his realm. He's not going to bother the Mad Guardian's endeavors. Nekron's also so far glad Captain Atom isn't in the pantheon, as he got his ass kicked from him. He's not ready to face up against his expy Doctor Manhattan either.
    • As Nekron is The Soulless, he cannot be judged by The Spectre much to his frustration. This seems to apply to the House of Justice in general, as he often wanders in there so as to consider how to work through the restrictions put on him. The Living Tribunal may have authority, but has not yet decided if Nekron has broken any multiversal rules yet.
    • Were he capable of it, he would've smiled upon discovering Nurgle. He considers Nurgle the perfect representation of life as he sees it; a mad, chaotic cancer on the cosmos that needs to be put down. Conversly, as the antithesis of life Nekron is one of the only beings that Papa Nurgle legitimately hates.
  • Is hated and feared by all the other house members. He's only behaving due to an ultimatum given by the Court of the Gods; act accordingly to the rules or they'll ask Death of the Endless to give his herald Complete Immortality, then lock up the Land of the Unliving and get rid of the key forever. This threat has kept Nekron to follow the rules, though he's still a major threat in them. Surprisingly enough, he tried to help out the pantheon in an Enemy Mine position by trying to put down the Anti-Monitor. They refused to get him involved since his reason in doing so was pretty transparent; he wants to use him as a power battery, giving him an edge against the other Grand United Alliances. No matter how bad things get, there is no Godzilla Threshold high enough to permit this.
    • Even most omnicidal maniacs steer clear Nekron, considering as Black Lanterns he'd rob them of their emotions. The Anti-Monitor especially hates Nekron, given he was used by him as a battery. So far, the only exception to this is The Lich: Being incredibly direct, no-nonsense and intelligent, they're practically best friends. The majority of the Grand United Alliance of Destruction isn't exactly fond of their master, either because they have a limit on how much they plan to destroy or because they don't want to eventually be destroyed. Even the White, who desires for the complete and total end, disagree with his motives and will likely move on to his realm next. That said, some gods are truly fond and loyal of him. The Dark Judges were really happy to learn of Nekron, as like them he agrees that life does not deserve to exist.
  • Hates Eirin Yagokoro for the invention of the Hourai Elixir, the most perfect immortality potion ever. Whenever a Hourai immortal suffers an injury grievous enough to kill them, they slam into Nekron's realm for a brief instant, and before he can do anything about it, pop back harmlessly into the living world. This constant irritant is considered to have at least played a part in the conception of the Blackest Night. Based on his experience with Krona, it's possible that were he ever able to kill someone with Complete Immortality they'd manifest in his realm and cause all kinds of chaos. Nekron wasted enormous amounts of time and effort to stop this from happening by going back in time and erasing their conception from history, unaware the damn elixir works by removing its imbibers from the cycle of life and death permanently, forwards and backwards, ensuring they become 100% immortal - even nonsense like Time Travel or the most convoluted paradoxes will fail to kill anything that has tasted Hourai.
    • Nekron despises those who cheat death (unless he allows it for sleeper agents), which given the Death Is Cheap nature of the Trope Pantheon frustrates him to no end. Murky and Kenny are particularly aggravating, however Kenny has a lot more to fear from the Black Lantern Corps because of all the dead bodies he has. Nekron's also called out King Kai for "cheating", encouraging resurrections by training the dead. The only god who exceeds his hate for the cheapness of death is Dhuum. His desire to make death permanent is the one thing keeping the two allied, though the blade of each other's scythes is on each other's neck. Nekron's also joined with the Death of Final Destination has got a good idea of making sure no-one escapes death, but should up its game. He will help said Death, but its not going to help his plans of cosmic genocide.
    • Black Hand once broke into Guthix's temple in order to reanimate his daughter. Things soon got ugly, as Black Hand brought Nekron into the mix. He's still on the god's hit list. His anger and desire to get back at Death of the Endless has earned him the enmity of Thanos, however Death isn't too concerned over Nekron as mentioned above. Nekron's also trying to capture Shinryu in order to more freely travel the dimensional planes, in hopes of being free from his imprisonment in the Land of the Unliving.
  • Also serves as an Overdeity under Undead (House of Otherness).

    Gaea 
Gaea, Protogenoi of The Earth And Leader of the Grand United Alliance of Nature (Gaia, Terra, The Earth Mother, The World, Mother Nature, Sol III)
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Planeteer Form
Click here for her Titan Form
Click here for her Roman form Terra


Alternative Title(s): Main House Other Gods 2, Main House Other Gods 3, Main House Other Gods 1, Pantheon Scribes, Pantheon Protectors, Pantheon Leaders, Pantheon Caretakers, Legendary Foes, Legendary Figures

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