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Hallucinations are always emerging in the hallways, so one should be mentally prepared to face them. The voices you might hear inside your head are also part of the environment, so pay them no mind.

Many of the deities here like to play riddles with visitors, probably due to The Riddler's influence.

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    SCP- 3125 
SCP-3125, Deity Of Infectious Ideas (The Escapee, , The Cosmic Starfish, Constellation Starfish, Underneath Undefined Stars, God of Fifthism, God of Unknowable, God of Fifth, Mysterious Mega-Malicious Meta-Meme, The Five-Named God, Eljor, Charles)
An artistic representation of SCP-3125, as seen in SCP-6659.
  • Overdeity
  • Symbolnote : A "spider" with a five-pointed starfish symbol on its back
  • Alignment: Neutral Evil
  • Portfolio: "SCP-033" Dimensional Fractal Eldritch Abomination, You Cannot Grasp the True Form, Associated With Anti-Memetic Spiders, Is Possibly The God The Fifthists Worship, The Assimilator via Mind Virus, Erases Those Who Witness Its True Shape, AND Their "Mental Bystanders" As A Defense Mechanism, It Can Think, A God Am I
  • Domains: Aliens, Living Ideas, Infection, Memetics, Assimilation, Otherness
  • Worshippers: The Fifth Church
  • Allies: SCP-682 , Ungoliant, Shelob, The Auditors of Reality, Starro the Conqueror
  • Rivals: The Chaos Gods, Darkseid, YHVH, Melkor, the Borg Collective, Chaos (Sailor Moon), The Idea Of Evil
  • Enemies: The SCP Foundation, AM, the Hall of Memes, Billy, Lucifer, The Emperor of Mankind, The Godhand, all Lantern Corps and emotional entities (eg: Iroque), Zamasu, the Hadou Gods, The Men in Black, Vril Dox/Brainiac, the Houses of Knowledge and Philosophy, Truth, Dream of the Endless, Wikipe-tan and Trope-tan, Fuminori Sakisaka, every human and human-friendly deity, honestly anyone not under allies
  • Wary of: The Nothing
  • There are higher planes of existence, and in one ideas evolved to become far more dangerous and aggressive than any normal mortal could naturally prepare itself for. SCP-3125 (true name: ) is an extra-dimensional meme complex, an Eldritch Abomination and Brown Note that intersects reality. Any human who knows about it is assimilated into a drone that only exists to spread its core concepts to other people. And those who see its true shape have their existence, and their family and colleague's existence erased and forgotten from everyone. And if it arrives in full, humanity as we know it will no longer exist; replaced by the idea of SCP-3125. Anyone subsumed by 3125 can no longer be recognized as human.
  • SCP-3125 is considered one of the most dangerous beings in the Trope Pantheon to personally interact, being akin to one of the Chaos Gods or Darkseid via the Anti-Life Equation fully forcing their will on some poor, unfortunate mortal. There are four main reasons why hasn't succeeded at assimilating the Trope Pantheon. One is that it is such a World of Badass that there are abstract beings on the Overdeity tier capable of fighting it off. Two is that there are small enough fragments to be potentially manageable, and if Project Prometheus goes as planned, SCP-6659 can be used to proverbially shatter SCP-3125 to pieces this way, once tied to a religion. Three is that there is a special chamber where it doesn't exist and thus can be talked about safely. And fourth, its antimemetic spider agents are physical and thus vulnerable to say, Billy freaking out. The SCP notably doesn't want to assimilate something so brainless.
  • The entity is believed to be the true god of the Fifth Church because of its connection to the number five, association with starfish and origin from the Fifth Dimension; a higher plane of existence where stronger ideas fed on the weaker ones in order to amplify themselves. This probably isn't the same place that Mr Mxyzptlk comes from, but as a high-tier Reality Warper he's one of the few who can witness the whole of SCP-3125 and come out unscathed. Personally he can't imagine why wants to assimilate humanity when trolling people is way more fun, but the eldritch idea stated "I follow my nature, and there are worse things for humanity to follow...AM for one; what he does to people is unthinkable". For those wondering why he singles AM out, its because he's a being who 3125 finds "disgusting" like the mysterious entity in humanity's subconscious, according to SCP-5000's records. Best not to ask what that entails.
    • SCP-3125 is allies with SCP-682 partly because they both sense "IT", which may be why the latter hates humanity. In the SCP-6820 timeline, 3125 aided 682 in gaining apotheosis. One can only hope and pray the mainstream 682 doesn't get an "upgrade".
  • Some other origins of SCP-3125 have it be one of the primal old gods at the beginning of time, the dreams of Jacob Montauk, a creation of the SCP-6998 phenomenon or when a cult known as the Disciples of the Unseen began worshipping a human subspecies known as Homo sapiens invisibili, who possessed antimemetic properties. Again, there is no canon. In terms of its appearance in the Trope Pantheon, SCP-3125 is at its core an idea-form and thought it'd be a great way to spread. By its inherent nature, is imicable to the Hall of Memes being it is an extremely dangerous and aggressive living meme...and they're jus its primary enemy. Barring some sparse allies the entity is opposed by the rest of the Trope Pantheon for wanting to assimilate all other wills and supplant weaker ideas. He is notably one of few eldritch abominations to whom Fuminori's warped perception offers no protection because 3125 is not so such "physically" abominable as it is conceptually.
  • SCP-3125 is the Arch-Enemy of the Antimemetics Divisionnote . Because they fight against enemies that often cannot be remembered, they make plans for losing memories to remain calm and know what to do even when they have lost their memories. Except for the specialized chamber, they must spend their time unaware of 3125 or bad things will happen. This is also where the neuralizers of the Men in Black come in handy as a means of fighting . Their similarity to the SCP Foundation has been noted to the entity, and like them sees them as a noteworthy obstacle to invading reality. As it is extremely dangerous to know about the Eldritch Abomination, the House of Knowledge considers the being extremely frustrating to deal with. Given his remorseless desire to gather knowledge, Brainiac is especially incensed he can never analyze and subvert SCP-3125. is also considered imicable to the House of Philosophy due to being a hostile idea-form that would kill the concept of philosophy within human beings should it win.
  • SCP-3125 could also be considered an inherent enemy of the human race as its goal is to replace their minds and ideas with itself. Though perhaps not as reality-breaking as the Chaos Gods, the Emperor of Mankind considers 3125's victory exactly as awful as if the Chaos Gods were to take full control over humanity and he has sworn to find a way to destroy the thought-form. The entity in turn considers the Emperor's soul/astral form as one of its main obstacles to making mankind an extension of itself. The Emperor has been informed of a plan by the SCP Foundation defeat it: if SCP-3125 is so intent on claiming to represent the very humans it plans on subjugating, they'll just make humanity itself a religion that SCP-3125 will end up connecting itself to, and then slowly build up an acquired immunity that will make 3125 appear as if it was never there. Given his anti-religious views, it's not something he'd do lightly.
  • It is one of the few beings the Godhand fear because by supplanting all other concepts in the human mind with itself, it leaves them with nothing to use and full takeover would destroy the Idea of Evil. It is also a being abhorrent to all Lantern Corps and the Emotional Entities because as those who are turned into its puppets are solely dedicated to thinking and spreading the idea of they would have no emotions. However Nekron is not a fan of SCP-3125 either since while the SCP is a conceptual being instead of alive, it needs life to spread its idea-form. That said, 3125 has teamed up with the Scarlet King so it was prudent enough to side with Nekron until they can stop the different Lantern Corps from being a threat.
  • Of the different Lantern Corps muses Iroque shares some of its principles because those under Heel–Face Brainwashing are only capable of compassion, much like those under its own will are only capable of thinking in relation to itself. The Hall of Mind Control have noted that SCP-3125's goals would make it an appropriate honorary member, however the Escapee thinks otherwise; what it is doing is far more than just "controlling" people's minds, and instead outright redefining them in a way that would make Moebius jealous. It'd be more accurate to say its goal is assimilation like the Borg Collective, but solely through Mind Rape and not any invasive surgery. As a living idea the Borg cannot assimilate SCP-3125, but they do know human minds lack any defense against because they have no natural experience to such an idea. As such, they're trying to both form a mental immunity to the entity and create a higher Borg-idea form to stand a chance.
  • Though the Idea of Evil needs humanity as it is to still exist, being a living concept means that it itself cannot suffer Mind Rape from . However, in the Fifth Dimension living ideas can and do kill and feed on one another so this far from a perfect defense. There was a conceptual entity who was better holding its own against the SCP: Chaos. Being the incarnation of evil itself, Chaos has influence on a universal level instead of simply humanity, and doesn't take kindly to a foreign entity like being an interloper. While the Escapee boasts of superior power, Chaos chides its hubris.
    Chaos: You talk a big game and boast you're humanity's patron deity, but you're foreign, alien. I am intrinsic, eternal, so entrenched eliminating me will doom the universe to a slow death. I am a greater and more important idea than you will EVER be.
  • Humanity subsumed by the will of SCP-3125 sounds compelling to the Auditors of Reality as mankind only following one concept and not a billion different others makes their paperwork much easier. They still like Nekron more as no form of life is still simpler than 3125-based life. As the Auditors are also idea-forms, feels that criticism is hypocritical. Humanity subsumed by a single idea also sounds compelling to Darkseid and YHVH as well, but their problem is that that "idea" should be them instead. 3125 is such an overwhelmingly powerful being the two have to argue with in their own high-concept, overwhelmingly true forms.
  • SCP-3125 considers itself the patron deity of humanity, and its savior for fighting "IT". The House of Religion and Faith asked if it looks down all the literal deities present that civilization has come to recognize, to which it replied "yes, obviously". Lucifer sees SCP-3125 as similar in nature to YHVH, and thus utterly abhorrent. 3125 personally cannot understand what he finds valuable about mankind as they are now. The living idea is seen as one of the few beings Dream feels he needs to step in to deal with as those assimilated into the idea of are so singularly motivated they cannot dream or imagine anything anymore. The hold the meme complex has on people also cuts them off from the Chaos Gods being able to influence them, with all four regarding as a rival power.
  • Because of its usage of antimemetic spiders, SCP-3125 felt it pragmatic to side with some spider deities for the time being. Ungoliant was picked to aid its ambitions because of her feud with ex-ally Melkor. SCP-3125 saw him as a being like itself; one who spreads their will and idea into the foundations of reality. In Melkor's case, it is his evil, hence his God of Evil role in Arda. Granted, works on a much different and stranger manner, but there's a basic principle the two share. However, despite its pragmatism the meme complex finds the Villain Teamup an inevitably temporary situation. The wildest goal of the living idea is to take after/supplant the Hadou Gods by taking the Throne, in order to become the dominant Law and defining principle of reality.
  • By its nature, SCP-3125 is a lie. An embodiment of lie, the number five, rage, violence, constellations, defeatism and transcendence. It is so counter to how people should be Truth regards it as anathema to the will of the universe and itself. SCP-3125 is also capable of manifesting a human form to not destroy the minds of those it interacts with, looking like a man in their 20s. Another "form you are comfortable with" (or rather what the Fifth Church sees as its true form) of the meme complex is a one-eyed starfish. Its more a simplification, though it did make "Constellation Starfish" think of an actual starfish that subverts people's will; Starro the Conqueror. In another case of alliance for the sake of convenience, and Starro decided a Villain Teamup between the two was worthwhile.
  • Though SCP-3125 has a great amount of confidence, it does fear something; the anafabula SCP-2747, an anti-narrative who's existence is imicable to the very idea of storytelling. Think the Nothing, but more metafictional and a lot more dangerous. While less scared of the Nothing than the anafabula, the imagination-destroying force of oblivion is not something the Escapee wants to deal with. Despite few if any members of the Trope Pantheon liking they agree with its pleas that 2747 should not ascend. On the flip side, Trope-tan and Wikipe-tan consider 3125 almost as bad; if humanity only thinks of and spreads one idea and concept, tropes could no longer exist in man and looking up information would become irrelevant.

Greater Gods

Arael, God of Psychological Violation (The Fifteenth Angel, The Angel of Birds)
  • Theme song: A Hallelujah chorus
  • Greater God
  • Symbol: A Hallelujah chorus playing while someone clutches their head in a fetal position
  • Alignment: True Neutral but considered Chaotic Neutral by many for obvious reasons.
  • Portfolio: Non-Malicious Eldritch Abomination, Mind Rape, Soundtrack Dissonance, Light Is Not Good, Our Angels Are Different, Blue-and-Orange Morality, Intrigued by Humanity
  • Domains: Angels, Mind Rape, Dark Light
  • Heralds: Its fellow Angels
  • Allies: Ramiel, Izanami, Lucifer, Nyarko, Izaya Orihara, Nicol Bolas
  • Enemies: Shinji Ikari, Rei Ayanami, Asuka Langley Soryu, Yui Ikari, Koishi and Satori Komeiji, Haruka Kotoura, Makoto Nanaya, Rayquaza, Yuriko Mifune, any deity with a Dark and Troubled Past, the GUAG Psych Warfare, the GUAG Robot War Division AND the GUAE Corruption Agents, any deity with Psychic Block Defense, Yuuki Terumi, Melkor, River Tam
  • Interested in: Any deity with a Dark and Troubled Past, The Doctor, Professor Paradox, Dr Manhattan, Batman, Tony Stark, MechaGodzilla III/Kiryu, Simon the Digger, Sonic the Hedgehog, Speed Force users, Godzilla, any Gods of Knowledge
  • Under the constant watch of: Kenzo Tenma, Alucard, Vatista, and Kaworu Nagisa
  • Opposes (or as close as this being can get to oppose something): YHVH
  • Opposed by: Johan Liebert, any Persona User in the Pantheon.
  • God of Mind Rape used to be held by Johan Liebert however it was decided that God of Mind Rape should be given to the being that invented Mind Rape and Johan was given another trope in its place; More than Mind Control because Johan can manipulate people without any powers, just his words.
    • Not that Johan is bitter about it because he's rather impressed by the torture he was able to inflict upon Asuka and his love of bringing back painful memories on his victims. So much so that he was made a Corruption Agent for the GUAE.
    • ...Or so he thought. Kaworu Nagisa told to Herr Doktor Tenma that Arael was not a malicious being, only being driven by its interest in understanding human psychology. They were about to do something to bail Arael out of the GUAE Corruption Agents but it wasn't necessary since the angel itself found Johan "interesting" and used its Mind Rape beam on him and then left him without making a comment about it. Johan had the same reaction as that time he read a children's book (Don't ask).
      • Shortly after recovering from Arael's attack, Johan tried to take over his original position again but the damage was already done and Arael is not leaving the Pantheon.
  • It's under the constant watch of Herr Doktor Tenma. Arael might be non-malicious but its beams are still very dangerous to the psyche of many gods, so Tenma needs to heal any of the victims.
    • Tenma has attempted to bring someone who might "tame" it down a little: Nyarko. While she was very much against the idea at first, she has decided to give Arael a chance upon finding out that they were not so different (Both of them are Eldritch Abominations-slash-aliens interested in humans). Though she does have the GUAG Robot War Division on speed dial in case of an emergency. Her mission is to "help" Arael to finally understand it could find another way to understand humans without using the beam.
  • Arael is one of the few deities who doesn't have a temple because IT'S TOO FUCKING BIG, Arael instead prefers to stay in the atmosphere because it's much more comfortable and it has a better shot at the Pantheon with its Mind Rape beam. But Arael sure does piss off Rayquaza by doing this.
  • Arael was both pissed and ecstatic upon ascension to find out all the other EVA pilots had already ascended but was also glad that Asuka had ascended because Arael apparently loved taunting and reminding her of the first time they met and by proxy, this greatly angers Shinji and Rei.
    • Or so it seemed. Finding out that Arael just wanted to understand humans has done nothing to dissuade Shinji and Rei from opposing it should it try to do that to Asuka again.
    • Shinji and Rei are also mad because they can't kill Arael because they can't attack something in space with a Deflector Shield wihout the Lance of Longinus. Oddly enough, they have a Plan B: Alucardnote . If they can't get him then their last resort will be Vatista.
  • Arael is a very valuable member of Corruption agents because of his skills at demoralising Cosmos' troops which is why he is just as much as a threat to the Psychology Warfare division of the GUAG because he does the exact opposite of them.
    • Not anymore, as it left them due to it feeling they were limiting its number of interesting subjects. Goes without saying that they are very bitter about this. The only thing that hasn't changed is that the GUAG Psychology Warfare still opposes it.
  • In spite of finally learning a little more about its true nature, most gods are still freaking terrified of Arael. No, not because of its Mind Rape (Many members of the GUAE do that anyway) but rather because of its utterly alien nature that makes it unable to understand that it's wrong to use a Mind Rape beam to further this goal. And the members of the GUAE don't bother trying to have it on their side anymore. Watching it mind rape Johan Liebert of all people does that, not to mention its aversion to being used.
  • Has started to develop something of a "connection" with Izanami due to their mutual interest with humanity. Although it cannot be called a clear-cut alliance due to the angel's perpetual aversion to real bonds, they don't seem to care that much as long as they get to observe humans.
  • Even if Terumi opposes Arael after its betrayal against the GUAE, the angel and Izaya have become kind of close because of their mutual interest in human psychology. It helps Arael never said it loved them. Well, that and Izaya finds it hilarious to see Terumi squirm because of their interactions (Not that he would tell him that to his face, he doesn't want to leave the Trollkaigers).
  • While whatever Arael feels can hardly be called human, it does have fleeting feelings of something that could be said to be similar to distaste against YHVH, mostly because of the fact that the Great Will is prone to try to wipe out humanity for very petty reasons and that leaves him without any humans to understand (plus doing that is kind of its job anyway).
    • For this reason, Lucifer has been trying to have it join the GUAC due to their shared interest in humanity. And while Arael is not interested in the entire Order Versus Chaos deal, they have made each other "friends".
  • All of the Persona Users in the Pantheon have started to oppose Arael ever since its goal was revealed due to being very similar to their other enemies. In particular, The Investigation Team are afraid that it might try to do something similar to what Izanami did (And their new "connection" doesn't help).
  • Arael was once seen looking like this. Whether this means that Nyarko is actually succeeding in making Arael more "human" or if Lucifer's Louisa Ferre persona has inspired the angel to look like this remains to be seen.

Intermediate Gods

Faust, Patron God of Those Who Dealt With The Devil (John Sabellicus, George Sabellicus, Doctor Faustus)
  • Intermediate God with Mephistopheles's help (and some versions where he rebels); Quasideity otherwise
  • Symbol: A metaphorically (or sometimes literally) contract with Mephistopheles
  • Alignment: True Neutral; can slip into Neutral Good or Neutral Evil
  • Domain: Dealing, Philosophy
  • Portfolio: Deal with the Devil led to having command of Mephistopheles and meets famous figures at the cost of his soul, Be Careful What You Wish For, has reasons changes with different versions, different fates according to how noble or selfish he is
  • Allies: The ascended deities from Puella Magi Madoka Magica who made a deal with Kyubey, Lord Byron, Alexander the Great
  • Enemies: The House of Demons (especially Satan), THE INCUBATORS, URSULA
  • Opposes: Ariel, Peter Parker/Spider-Man
  • Opposed by: Steve Rogers/Captain America
  • Conflicting Opinion: Faust Baldhead
  • Pities: Spawn, Mary Jane Watson
  • Ascended as his influence on the fictional world is so powerful that it transcended his deal with Mephistopheles and led to his ascension to the Pantheon.
    • Faust at first confused about whether he is in hell or heaven. After being explained the purpose of the Pantheon, he happily took on the duty as he thinks any places is better than the places some of his versions ended up due to their deal of Mephistopheles.
  • His ascension caused an intense debate within the Pantheon as each deity draw up different interpretation of him. Some think he was driven to the bargain from love for suffering mankind, some think it was a cheap and easy way to rule over others. Faust doesn't comment or dispel these notions and states that the bargain is his and his story alone.
  • Is one of the few people who get along of Lord Byron due to one version of Faust is Byron's follower.
  • Avoids the House of Demons like a plague as he worries that Mephistopheles might ascend and/or the high priest of one of the temple there, which means the demon servant can come and collect his soul.
    • However he does make an exception to sometime poke around the South Park edition of Satan's temple and mocks him. When asked, Faust just laughs and answers that Mephistopheles would see how pathetic that edition of Satan is and would rather release his soul rather than stepping 10 feet radius near that temple and admit to being the servant of that version. He earned Satan's ire for this remark.
  • Holds nothing but hatred for Kyubey despite (or more accurately because of) sharing the same temple with the Incubators as Kyubey is holding the position similar to Mephistopheles and then applies it to LITTLE GIRLS at their most vulnerable moments and don't aware the full cost of their deal of becoming a Magical Girl (including becoming a Soul Jar, to never have normal life and ultimately ended up becoming the witches they fought against and hurts more people before being killed by other Magical Girls). Even he has standards. Because of this, he makes an alliance with the magical girls who made a deal with Kyubey by appearing in one of his nicer versions.
  • Both Faust and Alexander the Great are very excited to hear that the others have ascended into the Pantheon as they have encountered each other before.
  • Criticizes Ariel heavily as he thinks she is an idiot to give up her luxurious life in the sea with her loving family (not to mention the powers that a mermaid possesses in that universe) to go after and become a species that kill her own friends and mother and signed the contract with Ursula before reading it.
    • However, his relationship with Ursula is much tenser. While he admits that Ursula's plan for revenge against Triton is pretty smart, he points out that she actively sabotages Ariel and thus lost all claim to the trident and a legitimate victory.
    • Having said that, he has nothing but utmost pity for Spawn as he only made a deal with the force of hell to see his family one last time.
  • He also hates Spider-Man for the One More Day incident where he convinced his loving, supporting wife Mary Jane into making a deal with Mephisto just to avoid handling the death of his dying aunt while kept sprouting his "With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility" motto. He even feels sorrier more Mary Jane as he hates how much she was derailed into being the one that made the deal with Mephisto just to make Peter looks better.
  • Has mixed feeling about Baldhead. While Faust sympathizes his intention to atone himself, he thinks the doctor is too annoying to spend time with. Plus it got tired of having to clarify and redirect Japanese deities into his temple due to name confusion.
  • Captain America was first wary of him due to the fact that he shares the same title Doctor Faustus, one of his mortal enemy. After being clarified, Steve still dislikes him as the Captain believes there is no justifiable reason to made a deal with a Force of Hell like Mephistopheles.
  • Admires Johnny Blaze for his ability to made multiple deals with Mephisto and managed to get permanent amazing power and got away with most of them. Faust is even more impressed that Johnny mostly made those deal out of selfless reason. Johnny is just disturbed that someone would admire him for deals that he made to punish those who deserve it.
  • Was incredibly smug when he heard that he is the owner and creator of Mephistopheles in one alternative universe.

    The Sphinx 
The Sphinx, Goddess of Riddling Sphinxes

Lesser Gods

    Edward Nigma/The Riddler 
Edward Nigma, God of Riddles (Edward Nygma/Nashton, The Riddler, The Prince of Puzzlers, The Count of Conundrums, The King of Crime, Riddle-Man, Ed)

    Kirei Kotomine 

"Rejoice, troper. Your wish will finally come true."

Kirei Kotomine, God of False Reassurance (Father Kotomine, Yorokobe, Kotomanly, Mapo Tofu Priest, Priest, Grigori Rasputin, Alter Ego, Metropolitan Macarius)
Possessed by Rasputin
  • Lesser God. Intermediate God if he uses Ten Command Seals to boost his abilities or possessed by Rasputin. Greater God as an Alter Ego.
  • Symbols: A unique looking command seal with two Black Key's cross over it.
  • Theme Music: The Church on the Hill, All the World's Evil (Fate/Zero Version)
  • Alignment: Neutral Evil (once tried and failed to be Lawful Good)
  • Portfolio: Evil Priest, Not Lying by Choice And Saying As It Literally Is, Epic Bastardry, Enjoys being evil yet hates it as well, Ultimately Pitiful, Trying To Find An Answer To His Morality, Fights Like a Normal, Can not be affected by curses, Would Hurt a Child, Likes mapo tofu, Black Keys
  • Domains: Magic, Faith, Mentalism, Evil, Morality
  • Allies:
  • Rivals: Amakusa Shirou Tokisada, Evolto/Kamen Rider Evol, Rau Le Creuset
  • Enemies:
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork with: Alexander Anderson, The Joker
  • Unknown Relationship with: Grigori Rasputin
  • Opposed By: Sou Fueki/The White Wizard, Judge Frollo, Varys, Princess Cadence, Shelyn
  • Fascinated by: The Idea of Evil
  • An executor for the Church, Kirei Kotomine started out in the Fourth Holy Grail War as an apprentice to the esteemed magus Tokiomi Tohsaka and the Master of Assassin. Despite his seemingly harmless facade of an upstanding priest of the Church helping the Tohsakas out of virtue, Kiritsugu can recognize that he's more dangerous as he seems to be when he looked into his background. Kotomine likewise is interested in Kiritsugu as he sees similarities between him and himself when looking into him as well, but his fascination turns into disappointment when he realized that Kiritsugu can be understood by others unlike himself when he defeated Maiya and Irisviel the first time. The Archer Servant Gilgamesh became intrigued by him, finding him to be more interesting than Tokiomi, and began to give him pointers to his true nature along with helping him throughout the War.
    • It was Kotomine who manipulated Kariya Matou into entering Gilles de Rais' chamber full of Worms and later on, framed him for Tokiomi's murder that he did himself and arranged circumstances so that Kariya and Tokiomi's wife Aoi ended up dead together, a scene that he and Gilgamesh ended up enjoying. After killing Irisviel and making her the vessel of the Grail, Kiritsugu and Kotomine finally clashed both in combat and in ideals which ended in Kiritsugu shooting him in the heart after they both were swallowed by the Grail's black mud, witnessing Kiritsugu's dream. As he dies, the Grail reached out to Kotomine and granted his wish of an ending humanity by fire, starting the devastating Fuyuki Fire. As Saber destroyed the Holy Grail, the black mud washed over Kotomine's corpse, resurrecting him with a black heart able to block other curses; after waking up to see Gilgamesh and witness the Fuyuki Fire, Kirei Kotomine finally accepted that destruction brought him true happiness as he laughed for the first time.
    • By the time of the Fifth Holy Grail War, Kotomine is even more of an empty man than before, as he aims to use the Heaven's Feel ritual to bring destruction to all as he promised to the Grail in the previous War, through posing as the unbiased overseer. He also serves as the guardian to Tokiomi's daughter Rin and had trained her in combat beforehand. He dies in all three timelines, with two explaining his motivations and actions before dying in battle and one at the hands of his Servant Lancer.
  • Kirei Kotomine ascended under the title of God of False Reassurance due to him falsely assuring Shirou that he'll look into the strange incident of the new extra Servant... only for it to be revealed that he's the Master of that Servant, on top of never telling lies and saying it as it is, giving his victims a false sense of security. His temple was renovated before and he had it done again, now that he will gain new followers who seek to understand him and to continue his quest for his true morality, whether or not anything can be judged as evil if it is born true to its nature and experience of suffering to all.
  • Gilgamesh is ecstatic to see his amusing ally back into the Pantheons yet again, as Kotomine serves as a reminder that humans get caught up in their complexity to the point that he feels he must rule over them again. It's why an alliance between them is possible since Kotomine can help achieve what Gilgamesh wanted: worthy humans to rule over and in turn, the priest is grateful that the King of Heroes showed him his true nature. When Avenger ascended, Kotomine arrived to his temple in order to request more great power from him so that he can satisfy his lust for destruction. Since he helped him before and he's totally advocating for evil in man's heart, Angra agreed to give him aid once again.
    • Kotomine has been acquainted with Souren Araya for a while now since coming into this place and they relate over being curious of people's true nature in their own ways (Kotomine with his Character Filibuster, Araya with his research of Origins) with Araya being curious of Kotomine's own origin, hence the alliance taking form. They have noted the similar voices and are seeking to utilize it soon, thank you. At Gilgamesh's suggestion, Kotomine rented out a penthouse at Araya's complex both in order to see more suffering and a second base in case his showdown with Kiritsugu go south.
  • It's par for the course that Shirou and Kiritsugu Emiya are displeased with Father Kotomine coming back, as the priest has started the Fuyuki Fire that took away Shirou's parents and memories of his past life in addition to bringing misery onto the people they know. The priest is ecstatic to see them as he sees a lot of himself in them, especially Shirou with being broken men who finds happiness in others only that Kotomine wants to harm them instead and he looks forward to fighting Kiritsugu once again as their enmity will never stop at the Holy Grail Wars.
    • Irisviel also has problems with Kotomine, as Kotomine kidnapped her and strangled her to death once she expressed Kiritsugu's wish and as such she will NOT stop her husband from fighting him because he's that evil. Iri even warns Saber of the priest and she accepts, given that he caused Shirou so much grief by starting the destructive fire. Along with Gilgamesh, he is planning on using either Illya as the catalyst for the summoning of the Holy Grail into the Pantheon and many in the House of Heroism have grew worried about such a thing happening. Heracles refuses to allow that to happen since he has sworn to protect the Illyas with his life and Kotomine can see him as a very big obstacle.
    • When he discovered that Lancer had ascended and was free of his control, Kotomine was only slightly bothered by the loss and the feeling is mutual as Lancer is sure happy to be rid of him due to being forced to clean up the priest's messes and killing his supposed Master Bazzett. Kotomine is sour that Archer betrayed him and knows that their next alliances will not be solid anymore should they cross paths again. The same goes for Caster, her Master Souichirou Kuzuki and her own servant Assassin as they heard from Shirou about his threat and agenda.
    • Initially, Kotomine raised Rin after Tokiomi's death, teaching her Bajiquan, jewel magecraft and being a mage among normal people. Of course, after learning that he killed her father Rin distanced herself from him and is biding her time for actual vengeance since Gilgamesh wouldn't allow Kotomine to die yet. Sakura also hates the priest as well since he played her and Rin like a fiddle by gaslighting her resentments towards her and also had a hand in turning her into Dark Sakura to satiate his desire of seeing the suffering of others.
    • Regarding the Matous, Kotomine is okay with Shinji as long as he provides value to him and Gilgamesh and entertainment to see if he succeeds or fails very hard with misery. It's Zouken that Kotomine is more worried about as he cannot die from the enchanted Black Keys due to living through crest worms for so long; Zouken is amused that he can see Kotomine having the same empty personality as he does, a comparison the priest doesn't like and if he can, he'll exorcise Zouken for good. Zouken's then-Servant, Hassan of the Cursed Arm still sees Kotomine as wicked as ever, no matter how much affability his attitude can give off.
    • An Alternate Self of Kotomine is seen in the timeline of the Grand Order as a Pseudo-Servant hosting Grigori Rasputin who is complicit the downfall of Chaldea's Antarctic base and it's debatable on who's in control. Regardless, Ritsuka Fujimaru and Mash Kyrielight distrust the ascended Kotomine regardless as he proves to be no less trustworthy no matter how much he tries to persuade them, though he is fascinated by this Rasputin. All of Fujimaru's Servants also oppose Kotomine but one of them, King Hassan stands out not only for unfortunately sharing a voice but by also feeling that the priest's time for the bell is long overdue as the longer he stays, the longer his evil lingers to destroy.
    • Chloe hates him as well, but only because she heard of the Kotomine hailing from Miyu's world being mostly harmless in combat yet charging high prices for mapo tofu and Black Keys and she would rather have that guy than the vile priest standing before her. Li Shuwen, who studied and teached Bajiquan his entire life is severely offended that Kotomine used Bajiquan for non-defensive purposes, even in a self-destructive manner. Sure, the priest had admirable moves that impressed him but Li antagonizes him instead in order to restore honour to the martial art.
    • In the timeline of the Great Holy Grail War, Amakusa Shirou was adopted into the Kotomine family and indeed knows Kirei; he always avoided his "stepbrother" due to sensing a "distortion" within him, but since Kirei never took part of any Grail War in that timeline, he never shifted to focusing on his nature. Amakusa would want to free Kirei of his anguish, but he thought that it would never go well and he probably would be his first target if he would succumb to his distortion. And now that another timeline self of him had just did that, it's only a matter of time the two priests will clash one way or another.
    • As he is associated with the Holy Chruch, Arcueid Brunestud is quick to oppose him as the Church's Burial Agency hunts down vampires like her and he has the connections. And also he sounds like Nrvnqsr Chaos, a dangerous enemy she once faced. Kotomine wonders if he should call in the Burial Agency to dispose of her, but he puts that option into the backburner as he's more fascinated by Arcueid's destructive potential.
  • Despite being a pretty bad guy, Kotomine actively goes out of his way to assist people. Why? Because then he can manipulate them to his own agenda which many good gods tend to forget and which is why they go to him for advice anyway. In order to deter this, it is dictated that he is not allowed near any new God being ascended because many are concerned he would manipulate them before they can learn he's not trustworthy. The Hades from Pit's world likes Kotomine and his capabilities of toying with others for twisted amusement and Kotomine likewise is delighted that a powerful god like him can see that, yet deep down Kotomine can't help but be cautious around him as he may outlive his usefulness to Hades who manipulates for the heck of it regardless of who his target is while the priest at least wanted to know humanity's true nature during the process.
    • As they both had gone through a killing game of truth and lies by Tsumugi Shirogane for entertainment, Shuichi Saihara and Kokichi Ouma distrusted the priest as he is no better than Angie Yonaga at her worst or Tsumugi wanting the killing games to continue. Kotomine would never thought that a world where everybody enjoying killing games can exist, and is looking to meeting Tsumugi soon to find out.
      Ouma: Well, you can't lie to me, 'cause I'll lie to you back, silly!
      Kotomine: Are you sure? Would you believe me if I know where is the rest of DICE currently at?
      Saihara: Don't, Ouma-kun. Even if he can't lie, he'll never follow through his promise.
      Ouma pauses, then goes back to being playful
      Ouma: Haahhahaha! You got me there! Looks like next time I'll get you better.
    • Charles zi Britannia had worked hard to eliminate lies and social darwinism as he believes that human equality is one big lie, and opposes Kotomine for his manipulation and potential obstruction to his goals. Kotomine in turn is amused that Charles hasn't seen that he is darwinistic regardless, as he still desires to control everyone who's not him and had manipulated his own children maliciously even if it's ultimately for their safety which reminds the priest fondly of Tokiomi Tohsaka, only Tokiomi was under the expectations of his world's mage society.
  • Father Kotomine would never thought to meet a kindred spirit in toying with other to see them suffer in this place, until he met Felix. A sadistic sociopathic mercenary who likes telling half-truths, Felix is not above committing planetary genocide, which will include his own men if it gets him a quick buck and that's not getting into just doing horrible shit for the sake of it. Both men are indeed impressed with each other's depravity, and Kotomine is looking forward to hiring Felix when the time comes.
    • More villains who get a kick out of playing with the psyches of the helpless are Vanitas, Junko Enoshima and the Joker. Vanitas and the Joker remind him so much of Angra Mainyu who is his world's collective evil and seeing more villains more viler that share his propensity for malicious manipulation delights him more and when he heard that Vanitas can't go in the sub-houses of Light and Brightness and Dreams and Nightmares due to his very nature as a really dark Enemy Without, Kotomine is more than happy to do that for him. Though, his relations with the Joker is more shakier as due to the moral compass he grew up with, he opposes the Joker by virtue and also he's more unpredictable which the Joker feels a little down at since he feels Kotomine shouldn't need a moral compass in the first place. Junko was born knowing everything and she feels empty and bored being so which is why despair is stimulating enough for her to feel something; hence, she understands Kotomine in realizing their true evil nature by their first act of harming another person and enjoying so much.
    • Other embodiments of evil Kotomine admires are the Idea of Evil from Vanitas' house and the Nyarlathotep from the world of conflicting chaos and order, with the Idea of Evil even more so as it can control fate to its favour. The Idea hasn't responded as of late but Nyarlathotep is glad that a priest would look to him for answers to humanity's true nature and decided to keep in touch with him in hopes of helping him spread more misery to further prove humanity's monstrosity.
  • To clarify, Kirei Kotomine Will Not Tell a Lie to manipulate. Instead, he uses half-truths and Exact Words to trick others into their own dooms and sufferings. Still, the T-Doll Carcano M91/38 or Ceno opposes the evil priest as she may have been a Bad Liar but she would never use the truth nor half-truths to lead innocents into misery. Cassandra is severely pissed at Kotomine, as the truths she speaks are often ignored due to a curse by Apollo yet the truths Kotomine speak are believed anyway and in some situations they result in lives lost; the priest chuckles at her predicament in return.
  • While enjoying destruction, he is not in the Grand United Alliance of Destruction. Several members there have tried to convince him to join, but Kotomine refuses to side with them because to him staying neutral allows him to take advantage of all players on top of having standards higher than theirs. To be precise he wants suffering, not total destruction because otherwise the suffering would be too quick.
    • Junko and the Joker then brought Kotomine into a meeting by the Liebertarian Movement within the GUAE so that he can meet the group's leader, Johan Liebert. Johan explains that he and his associates also wanted misery, suffering and despair to all which is everything Kotomine ever wanted when he seeks to unleash the Black Grail on the entire world and extends an offer to join. Wanting to maintain his neutrality, Kotomine politely declined but accepted the shadow membership instead, in which not only is he able to join in their meetings but he's also safe from potential backlash should the movement go south and he can walk away scot-free. The priest looks forward to what Johan will bring to hapless innocents, as at least he is not too unpredictable unlike the Joker despite the similarities.
  • He made his temple to look a lot like a church instead of the conventional temple for deities; when asked why, Kotomine made it clear he is still a man of faith and thus would prefer the design that way. As such, he also allied himself with other men of faith like Enrico Pucci and Alexander Anderson and when asked why can he do so, Kotomine simply smiled and asked if it was wrong for two men of faith to be allies; Anderson tolerates Kotomine out of courtesy and seeing value in his combat prowess against supernatural creatures as otherwise, he is disgusted by the evil priest's lust for human suffering and it doesn't help at the fact that Kotomine is in cahoots with Avenger who is a devil-like figure. Pucci has a smoother relationship with Kotomine and it's not just the voice, because his and Dio Brando's envisioned world promises Kotomine that there will be suffering to some people for him to enjoy. Dio will fulfill that as long as the Burial Agency does not interfere with his plans, which Kotomine agrees to help keep away.
    • Leopold Goenitz is another evil priest that Kotomine found a kinship with. Like him with his vow to Avenger help him bring bring more suffering, Goenitz is a devout follwer of Orochi and both men were also approachable in spite of their villainy. Yet while Kotomine only wanted humans to suffer so that he could enjoy their misery, Goenitz only wants to destroy humanity in order to save nature and these differing motivations is what stopped them from being strong allies. Nevertheless, they do get along regardless as they were both seen praying to God together.
    • The good-aligned Catholics such as Father James O' Flaherty and Alex Murphy AKA RoboCop condemn Kotomine and his actions with Flaherty accusing him of not truly upholding Christian values in spite of the loyalty to God and Murphy sees that Kotomine's crimes has yet to be paid and must be stopped before more innocents are harmed. Kotomine sees their altruism as very reminiscent of Shirou though at least he can see that their virtue is legitimate and he is wary of what RoboCop can do to arrest him, with or without force.
    • Of course, not all Christianity-related deities tickle Kotomine's fancy. Judge Frollo also condemns his actions like Flaherty did but Kotomine is very quick to point out Frollo's own depravity and is amused that he refuses to accept that, knowing that it will take some time for him to sink in as he did the same no matter how much he denied his true nature. YHVH knows Kotomine is very faithful to a fault and tries to sway him to His side, but it doesn't work as Kotomine can see He is only an interpretation of God and had learned that the God he knows is a lot nobler than YHVH.
  • Father Kotomine's aura gave some Kamen Riders and their allies bad memories of particular enemies they had faced before. Eiji Hino and Chiyoko Shiraishi were reminded of Dr. Kiyoto Maki who killed his older sister when he was young and even aimed to end the entire world like Kotomine did; the priest admitted he missed out on a kinship and he can see how similar Eiji is to Shirou in wanting to help others out of trauma. Kazuma Kenzaki was grimly reminded of Isaka AKA the Peacock Undead when he heard of Kotomine as Isaka also had a penchant for manipulation for his own schemes.
    • Haruto Soma champions to give everyone hope, and since Kotomine seeks to bring out the opposite of that he became enemies with him for that, not to mention that Kotomine's martial arts and magecraft skills can help him hold on his own against a Rider. Kotomine is more interested in Sou Fueki, a scientist who studied magic to bring back his daughter Koyomi and performed a Black Sabbath ritual in order to do so; the priest sees him as very much selfish as the mages he usually meets before this but he became more interested in the Black Sabbaths instead and how they inflict despair onto innocents within a given range. Knowing that the Sabbaths are still dangerous regardless, Fueki reluctantly allied with Haruto when it comes to the evil priest as the rituals shouldn't be done by the wrong hands regardless.
    • The alien Evolto sees the evil priest as another testament that Humans Are Bastards and insects but can get behind his penchant for their suffering. It's one thing the both can agree on, but an alliance between them will only last long until Evolto can't see any more use in it. Kotomine has a stronger alliance with Redyue instead, as like him she also realizes that Evil Feels Good and began antagonizing the heroes for that reason; Redyue is bummed that Kotomine had a moral compass growing up which prevents him from truly enjoying being evil and she hopes to remedy that by aiding in his schemes, hoping that he'll give up that moral compass sooner.
      Redyue: It is a tragedy that you cannot enjoy evil, priest. Let me help you embrace that even further.
  • As stated before, Father Kotomine has connections to the Church's Burial Agency so he can call them should he witness a vampire. The Alucard of the Hellsing Foundation is none too pleased of this, his rocky alliance with Father Anderson and same voice notwithstanding as he wants his fellow humans to suffer which disheartens Alucard who admires humanity for their tenacity and wants them to keep fighting in spite of the natural odds and within themselves. It doesn't help that Kotomine wanting the world to fall is just like Anderson sacrificing his own humanity just to take down Alucard in the latter's eyes, as that means he will stop being truly human.
  • As the other Kotomine is a Pseudo-Servant of Grigori Rasputin, Hellboy is alarmed by his presence, as anyone associated with the man who brought him to the earth should wither away by his hand. As for Rasputin himself, he hasn't told anyone anything further regarding his relations to Kotomine, even though he should be realistically opposing him and his appetite for destruction; although, his villainous self would be more than happy to collaborate with Kotomine instead.
  • One would think Kotomine would have a good relationship with Varys as both men are similar in many ways but also both manipulate for their own agendas. In reality, Varys actually opposes Kotomine even if they both know a lot about their respective domains and manipulate for their own ends because a destroyed world means Varys can't carry out his own plans of "serving the realm", in his own words. Some fear Kotomine may be in league to play the Game of Thrones himself and if true, Kotomine would be an even more dangerous person in Westeros but luckily for everyone concerned he has no plans there.
  • A fact that surprises a lot of people is that Kirei has a wife named Claudia Hortensia, and they both sired a daughter named Caren. But when Claudia died, Kirei cried not because he missed her nor he felt like he didn't love her enough but because in his eyes, he didn't have a chance to personally end her life and he felt the same when his father Risei died earlier. Knowing that he can't feel enough love to take care of Caren, Kirei gave her up to his in-laws and most people feel it's for the best considering he would be a terrible father despite decently raising Rin well, even it's for an agenda.
    • Regardless, Princess Cadence and the Love Goddess Shelyn are both saddened at the fact that he can't love Claudia back and angered that he was born horrible enough to enjoy evil. Shelyn considered trying to make him feel love even for a little moment, but when she did the effects didn't last long; she ended up wondering if there are more people like him out there who have a better chance of loving others and being loved than the priest.
  • His favourite food is mapo tofu as he notes that it's the only food that can make him feel something for once. Just be careful if he offers you any of his, because he likes it extremely hot and spicy and be extra careful if he sells you a plate as well, because he ain't selling it cheap as most of those from the Moon Cell can attest to. Rise Kujikawa, whose cooking is super spicy and Panty Anarchy who likes spicy food, both oppose Kotomine for this on top of the obvious oppositions to his evil agenda, to the point that Panty admits that Garterbelt is a better priest than him, and that's saying something considering Garterbelt's usual behaviour when not in battle.
  • "I envy you people. What I sought, but could not obtain. What I obtained, but could not obtain. Many things slipped out between my fingers, no matter what commandment I used."

    Mion and Shion Sonozaki 
Mion and Shion Sonozaki, Twin Goddesses of Gadflies (Mion: Club Leader, the real Shion Sonozaki; Shion: the real Mion Sonozaki)

    Moist von Lipwig 
Moist von Lipwig, The God Who Takes Refuge in Audacity (Albert Spangler, Ethel Snake, Mr Robinson, Alfred Spangler, Mundo Smith, Edwin Streep, Mr Trespass Hatchcock, Jeff the Drover)
His appearance in Making Money
  • Lesser God
  • Symbol: The Ankh-Morpork Post Office emblem, and later the Ankh-Morpork Mint emblem
  • Alignment: Chaotic Good
  • Portfolio: Lovable Rogue, Boxed Crook, Genre Savvy, thrives on danger Indy Ploys, Manipulative Bastard, The Nondescript, impressive cringe-worthy schemes, cynic somehow serving idealism, The Social Expert, Technical Pacifist
  • Domain(s): Cons, Postal, Banks, Money Minting, Audacity
  • Herald: Adora Belle Dearheart (his wife)
  • Followers: The Kisugi sisters, Diabolik, Frank Abagnale
  • Allies: Samuel Vimes, Kellam, Deadpool, Monkey D. Luffy, good deities in the House of Crime and Transgressions (and Captain Jack Sparrow), "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, The Rock, CM Punk
  • Rivals: Arsene Lupin, Lelouch vi Brittania
  • Enemies: evil deities in the Houses of Crime and Transgressions (especially Walter White) and Law and Justice, Agatha Trunchbull
  • Respects: Carrot Ironfoundersson, Naruto Uzumaki, Donald Duck, Mary Poppins, Peter Quill, the Fellowship of the Ring (especially Aragorn, The Doctor, Captain Kirk, River Song, Barney Stinson, Duke Nukem
  • Pities: Tyrion Lannister, Corvo Attano
  • Special Relationship: Lord Havelock Vetinari
  • How did Moist ascend to the Pantheon? Well, his plan was so audacious that the Court of the Gods were so baffled by it and somehow impressed enough to get him in. Oh, and Lord Vetinari had a hand in this, too, having saved his life and set him straight after all.
    • Was a little nervous when he realized Vetinari was in the Pantheon, who had saved him from the hangman's noose, but made him a Boxed Crook in the process. Vetinari has also used Moist (and Vimes) to his own ends.
    • Moist also swears that Tywin Lannister looks a lot like Vetinari sometimes.
  • When Moist is bored, he can get into very ridiculous things to do, like breaking into his own temple and "Extreme Sneezing", among other things. Thankfully, the Pantheon is full of exciting things to do, so he'll never get bored. As long as he gets to go out enough times to enjoy them, that is; he still has responsibilities in his temple.
  • Moist is of a nondescript appearance, leading people who see him to look through him without noticing anything prominent or memorable about him. So much so that his mother used to bring the wrong kid home. In fact, the only way to nullify this is for him to wear his big shiny golden suit. Otherwise, he changes into a shabby old grey suit, which enables him to hide effectively, although it's a bit harder now since the entire Pantheon knows (in general) of his adventures.
  • Moist under any circumstances never carries a weapon. Is not strictly because he's a pacifist, though (and has been told that his frauds have potentially been worse than if he simply mugged). He dislikes carrying a weapon because doing so sends the following message: "If I have to, I WILL fight you." He would prefer to never raise the stakes that high in the first place because to him, carrying a weapon means he is prepared to use it, which in turn invites others to use weapons against him. Probably bigger and sharper ones, too. And the one time he did kill (a banshee), even if it was in self-defense, he promptly vomited.
  • Moist doesn't actually do much work in his temple, but he makes up for it by being incredibly charming, and making an effort to remember each of his followers' names and the names of their families, as well as many other things, and this in itself helps keep his influence.
  • One can realize that Moist and Vimes are foils to each other: Moist is lazy and a champion delegator and Vimes is a workaholic control freak; Vimes is straight as an arrow and Moist is completely bent; Vimes hates titles and honours and Vetinari showers him with them, while Moist would quite like to be rewarded but only ever receives a continued stay of execution.
    • Vimes himself respects Moist, conceding that probably really has put his criminal lifestyle behind him, and commends him for his vigilantism in the events of Raising Steam instead of giving him the standard "you should have let the police handle it" routine. Moist in particular remmebers the Crushing Handshake Vimes can do, having experienced it firsthand, as well as heard that he once disarmed a Powder Keg Crowd by sitting down, drinking cocoa, and smoking a cigar in front of all of them, thus showing he had no weapons on him.
  • While roaming the Pantheon, he's heard of a lot of audacious plans that worked, like Lelouch's various gambits, Naruto pulling a Reverse Harem No Jutsu on what amounts to the God of his world, Luffy's ridiculous acts, how Paperinik manages to keep his secret identity, how Indiana Jones managed to get Hitler's autograph, how Star-Lord stalls a bad guy about to destroy a planet by dancing in front of him, how Trunchbull got away with abusing children by going over-the-top, how Tyrion's attempt at this later backfired on him, the Fellowship's plan to destroy the One Ring, River Song's ridiculous shenanigans in Nazi Germany, how Barney Stinson got Ted Mosby to join a Relationship Matchmaking agency to hook up with desperate women by mentioning his sinking boat, how Walter White kept his cover using this method, how Shepard can bring Legion (a geth platform) to places that distrust his kind without raising too much alarms, and how Corvo can brazenly enter the party of his assasination target by warning her of an assassin coming for her (who for the record is him), among other things.

    Psycho Mantis 



Tretij Rebenok, God of Illusory Failure (The Floating Boy, Third Child, Psycho Mantis)
  • Lesser God, was an Intermediate God as a child
  • Symbol: His gas mask
  • Theme Song: Mantis's Hymn (Twin Snakes remix, MSG4 Remix)
  • Alignment: Chaotic Evil
  • Portfolio: Blood Knight, Interface Screw, breaking the fourth wall, going mad from hearing unsavory thoughts, Psychic Static, wearing a gas mask
  • Domains: Fighting, Destruction, Hatred, Psychic
  • Followers: Homonculus, Doll
  • Allies: Liquid Snake, Revolver Ocelot(?), Solidus Snake, Steven Armstrong, Ermac, Satori Komeiji
  • Former Allies: Skull Face
  • Enemies: Humanity in general, the RED Team, Teddie,
  • Opposed by: Crash Bandicoot
  • Many thought they'd seen the last of Psycho Mantis after the Sorrow purged his ghost from the mortal realm, but thanks to Liquid Snake's influence (and surely one of Ocelot's plans), Psycho Mantis found himself in the Pantheon shortly after Liquid's own ascension. Tempted by the chance to kill people once more (and mess with their heads), Mantis accepted his position and is now known to work under Liquid on occasion.
  • Mantis tends to approve of Senator Armstrong's plans, not out of agreement with Armstrong's ideals, but because they would give him the chance to, in the psychic's own words, kill as many people as he can.
  • It's unknown if he was aware of Liquid Ocelot's true identity when his ghost was controlling Screaming Mantis.
  • Mantis has built something of a reputation for himself amongst the gamers in the Pantheon, who are wary of his trickery. He's been known to mess with their games whenever the mood strikes him. Upon discovering that most modern consoles couldn't be messed with like in the days of old, Mantis flew into a psychic rampage that required a few Atlus bosses to be sent in order to take care of him.
  • Feels oddly nostalgic about his childhood when he sees Haruka Kotoura and Satori Komeiji due to having a similar problem, but is otherwise neutral toward them. Haruka prefers to stay far away from him because of his homicidal use of his powers. Satori on the other hand doesn't mind his company.
  • Thanks to his mind reading, he's deduced that most people are constantly thinking about sex. Out of disgust, he tends to avoid the House of Love for this reason, as well as certain parts of the House of Emotion.
    • He's especially sickened by Teddie. As a creature borne from humanity's emotions, and a lascivious one at that, Mantis views Teddie as a perfect example of one of his many reasons to hate humanity.
  • RED Team gods in the Pantheon briefly mistook him for an enemy Pyro when they saw Mantis creating hallucinatory flames, and nearly blew him to bits. He now holds a special hatred for them.
  • In spite of having been killed by him, Mantis is indifferent to Solid Snake's presence in the Pantheon.
  • He is baffled by Revolver Ocelot's manipulative abilities, and has expressed astonishment that Ocelot can string so many people along at once without having an aneurysm.
  • Does not care for the Crash Bandicoot series.
  • Is rumored to have encountered Big Boss as a child. Mantis has yet to comment on this.
  • Can also be found in Gameplay.