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I've just been to Rock & Roll Heaven, and you know they got one hell of a band!

The House of Music is one big, endless concert, from the amateurs in the dingy basement to the lunatics on the roof (which is on fire). It's just as well every wall, floor and ceiling in the House is soundproof, as you may walk from a screaming crowd in one room, to an elegant ballroom dance in the next, and go downstairs to find a cacophonous endless jam session where the greatest musicians in history all have their styles clash horribly.

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An entire security force of bouncers, some of whom are said to be trainees from the Defense house, do their best to keep things in line but the Music house is still the best place to find all kinds of mind/-altering substance if you know where to look (in particular, in the backyard it's like Woodstock never stopped).

Naturally, this house gets endless calls for being too noisy, but blame whoever decided to put it across the road from the House of Knowledge. The reason why the House of Craft didn't soundproof its outsides is generally speculated to have something to do with the Council of Shadows.

The gods in this house often like to play a quirky little game, called the Mohs Scale of Rock and Metal Hardness. The gods would listen to songs and rate their heaviness/harshness from a 1 to an 11. Suffice to say the gods have also argued and even beaten each other up on how heavy certain songs are.

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There are a few songs that obtained notable attention in the House of Music. Queen Elsa's theme, "Let it Go" has been made into a whole album by every god in the House. Emmet's "Everything is Awesome" has become so infectious that it took the House two days to get the song out of their heads. Carl Fredricksen's "Married Life" is to not be played as the sheer sadness of the song has reduced many soft-hearted gods into tears. Mary Poppins' "Feed the Birds" caused an incident that made many of the birds in the Pantheon a bit too plump after the gods heard the song. Finally, "Prisencolinensinainciusol" by Adriano Celentano caused quite the fuss in the House of Music since its re-discovery, partly because of the lyrics, which are supposed to sound like English, but are actually gibberish. That said, the House of Music is determined to make renditions of every theme song in the Pantheon regardless of how people react to it.

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For the record, Donald Duck, Daffy Duck, and Patrick Star all have restrictions within this House: the former two are banned from going near pianos because of their past duels that turned violent. The latter is banned outright because of his infamous song that will cause chaos in seconds, and kill entire bands by just playing it. The Great Mighty Poo, despite his undeniable talent at Opera, is similarly banished from here, since his presence is considered by the House's residents to be just as harmful as Patrick's song.

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The Master Composers

    The Beatles 
The Beatles, Gods of Rooftop Concerts (The Fab Four, The Young Lads, The Boys From Liverpool, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band)
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  • Greater Gods, easily bordering on Overdeities
  • Symbol: Drum logo reading "The Beatles" or the Yellow Submarine.
  • Portfolio: Pioneering Artistry, Breakaway Pop Hits, Genre Turning Points, The British Invasion, snarking, Silly Love Songs, and too many others to list.
  • Domains: Craft, Emotion, Liberation, Trade.
  • Followers: JAM Project, Aerosmith, The Rolling Stones, Oasis, etc.
  • Allies: Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson (he owns some of their songs), Monty Python (George produced one of their movies), Houkago Tea Time, Jonathan Joestar
  • Celebrated being conferred their status with, what else, a Rooftop Concert.
  • No one is bigger than they are in the domain of Music.
    • Similarly, when he's not playing with his band-mates, Ringo Starr has been seen telling stories to some of the child deities, most of the stories being about train engines on the Island of Sodor.
  • You can't buy John Lennon love, but he will kick your ass for free if you mess with his loved ones.
  • There's a rumor that was lingering in the pantheon that the entire reason why the nickname JoJo was applied to Jonathan Joestar and most of his descendants was because of their song "Get Back", which was focused on a man named Jojo. While Neither The Beatles or Jonathan would elaborate any further, they get along rather well otherwise.
  • James Bond is obviously a fan, given one of them wrote "Live and Let Die" and another is married to Agent XXX. However, he prefers to only meet them when screaming crowds aren't present - 007 once said "That's as bad as listening to The Beatles without earmuffs" for a reason!

    Freddie Mercury 
Freddie Mercury, God of Cover Versions (Farrokh Bulsara)
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  • Greater God
  • Symbol: A bottomless microphone stand
  • Portfolio: Heavy Mithril, Crowd Songs, Operatic Stadium Rock, fetish appeal, Porn Stache, Crowd Pleaser, Kindhearted Cat Lover, Too Good To Last
  • Domain: Music, Rule of Cool, Zoroastrianism
  • Followers: Everybody.
  • Allies: Dudley, Darth Vader, Flash Gordon
  • Rivals: The Tabloids.
  • Pities: Saber Alter
  • Enemies: Angra Mainyu
  • Was a personification of pure energy and talent in human form, sent from beyond the stars and heavens above to bring truly epic music to the masses.
  • King Freddie's voice is regarded as the most beautiful sound in the universe on several alien worlds and at least 3 alternate dimensions.
  • Chuck Norris' beard lives in awed reverence of Freddie's moustache.
  • Former occupant of the royal throne in the court of the fairies.
  • Will be reincarnated in exactly 300 years and become the saviour of humanity. May or may not have already passed on part of his soul into Noel Fielding.
  • In the meantime, his torch has also been passed down to one Sol Badguy, a surprisingly devout fan of Queen tasked with saving the world from a currently unspecified "merciless apocalypse" near the end of the 22nd century.
  • There have been plenty of sightings of him going to some high school in Japan filled with delinquents. These sightings are often of him riding an abnormally large black horse.
    • Also may have performed a private concert with a gorilla on guitar to a rather robotic student...
  • Although he has transcended unto the Seven Seas of Rhye, he still sends his love, darling.
  • For some odd reason, he's noted that Dudley has a copy of one of his old concert costumes. Dudley explained that he is actually a fan of Freddie's music, and the two got along quite well, having tea in Dudley's rose garden.
  • Is furious over Enrico Pucci and Yoshikage Kira having named their deadly Stands after his songs.
  • His faith in humanity is officially restored since the eventual ban of Justin Bieber.
  • While he tends to be cordial with everyone, people wonder why he is wary of Saber Alter of all people. It turns out that he found Saber Alter was corrupted by none other than Angra Mainyu. This has led to Freddie being very wary of her while feeling sorry for her. When asked, Freddie politely reminds everyone that he is a Zoroastrian and Angra Mainyu is the embodioment of evil in Zoroastrianism, opposite of Ahura Mazda.
  • Given he and the rest of Queen worked in Highlander, the immortal beings in the House of Life and Death highly revere him, and all of his Pantheon performances have the MacLeods and The Kurgan in attendance.
  • Scaramouche has a grudge on him, given Freddie is the reason why he hears "Will you do the fandango?" once a week in the least.
  • Has an odd friendship with Darth Vader. This is likely because in some concerts, he piggybacked on top of Vader for an entrance. This tradition continues in the pantheon.
  • When Angra Mainyu ascended into the Pantheon, Freddie Mercury stood in defiance against the The Anti-God of his ancestry.

    Ludwig van Beethoven 
Ludwig van Beethoven, Divine Deaf Composer (Beethes, Lud)
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As a Classicaloid 
  • Demigod (Lesser God as a Classicaloid)
  • Symbol: His signature and the first few notes of Symphony No. 5
  • Signature Song: Symphony No. 5 in C Minor
  • Alignment: True Neutral
  • Portfolio: Music of Note, The Perfectionist, Orchestral Bombing
  • Domains: Music, Talent
  • Allies: Bill & Ted, Takeru Tenkuji, Gunvolt, Carl Fredricksen, Hiro Nakamura
  • Creeped Out by: Alex Delarge
  • Annoyed at: The Warner Siblings, The Koopalings (especially Ludwig von Koopa)
  • Other Relations: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Beethoven certainly wasn't one of the first composers of classical music, but he was among those who were highly reknowned for it. He made some pieces of music before he suddenly started to go deaf, something that shook him greatly to the point of near-suicide. Luckily, he had plenty of resolve in himself and from there, he continued working on music, putting together a series of pieces that can be referred to as symphonies. Much of his music (or snippets of it) has been integrated into multiple other works of fiction long after his death and these aforementioned snippets are very well-known.
  • There have been a handful of instances where Beethoven not only appears much different from normal, but his attitude becomes highly unusual and at times, bombastic. This alternate form of his was identified as a Classicaloid, a kind of Artificial Human that also has an odd power known as Mujik, which results when they are triggered by something significant. Depending on the composition that plays, Beethes (one of the nicknames used to differentiate this form from his normal self) can make anything happen, including making giants robots appear or having penguins show up all of a sudden.
  • It's no surprise that Beethoven's music has many fans of different kinds. For a lack of a better term, he was repulsed to find out that Alex Delarge, one such fan, was not only depraved, but has had a history of twisting around beloved musical pieces to take on an ironically dark tone, despite Delarge not actually changing anything significant about the music's composition to begin with. Beethoven has made is explicitly clear that he would not acknowledge Delarge liking his music in any way whatsoever and has avoided him no matter what.
  • He is among the handful of Eyecons that's used by Takeru Tenkuji in order to fight off villains. Fitting enough for Beethoven's profession, that particular Eyecon uses music to attack an enemy and reflect any music-based attack attempted by that foe. After getting over the initial weirdness of being used as a weapon to fight off villains (and Takeru found it equally bizarre that Beethoven had an alternate form that uses music to unleash strange occurances), Beethoven got along with Takeru.
  • After hearing about the House of Music having problems with the Koopalings being named after famous musicians, Beethoven wanted to get to the bottom of this, especially after finding out one of the Koopalings was named after him. Beethoven eventually confronted them while they were attempting to steal some instruments, with Ludwig von Koopa being the one who decided to stop him just for fun. The Koopalings were surprised that the famed composer had a Classicaloid form that allowed him to fight back to some degree, resulting in the Koopalings getting driven out and swearing that it won't be the last time that they'll see Beethoven.
  • Napoleon Bonaparte was someone whom Beethoven used to look up to back then until learning about Napoleon's imperial ambitions. Beethoven ended up destroying the first page of Symphony No. 3 while trying to cross out Bonaparte from the page. The composer is able to relate to a number of deities such as Gunvolt and Carl Fredricksen who used to look up to someone only to discover their idol was less than ideal, even if the circumstances were far more fantastical (and at times fatal) than that of Beethoven's own.
  • His meeting with Yakko, Wakko, & Dot is something Beethoven would rather not talk about. While that version ended up getting the inspiration for Symphony No. 5, it was more he got annoyed into writing up that composition and he'd rather not go near the Warner siblings following their meeting. He was also very weirded out by Wakko's ability to burp to the tune of various classical arragements.
  • Time-travel is something that Beethoven is aware of to some degree thanks to an encounter with Bill & Ted when the latter two were searching for historical figures (with Beethoven among them) to help with a high-school history project. The composer had a really weird visit to the House of Time and Space following ridiculous rumors involving wrestling. He then found out that a strange time-space flaw resulted in him being temporarily being a wrestler known as Ludwig van Bonecrusher in one universe. It certainly perplexed him when he found out about it.
  • Some deities sometimes visit him to showcase their skills in playing one of his compositions. Among those who have done such, Beethoven was pleasantly surprised by Jill Valentine and Rebecca Chambers' performance in playing Moonlight Sonata. The same can't be said for when Chris Redfield tried to play the aforementioned composition (and by extension, anyone that isn't good with music in general). Beethoven later found out that Moonlight Sonata needed to be played in order to solve a puzzle at Spencer Mansion, hence why Jill, Claire, and Chris know about the song.
    • On the subject of unusual applications of Moonlight Sonata, Earthworm Jim somehow recalled hearing that piece a couple of times one of his journeys, mainly when he was racing Psy-Crow at the end and when the earthworm disguised himself as a blind cave salamander earlier on. Beethoven finds it weird whenever Moonlight Sonata plays and sees Earthworm Jim disguised as a salamander.
  • There have been more than a few instances of the first few notes of his Symphony No. 5 work playing suddenly whenever misfortune of some kind befalls a deity. More often than not, the misfortune that occurs isn't that drastic, but enough to really upset someone. By contrast, if good luck happens to a deity, then it's possible that parts of Ode to Joy could play suddenly. Beethoven himself isn't immune to these instances.

    Richard Wagner 
Wilheim Richard Wagner, Patron Saint of Leitmotifs (Wataru Otoha, Wa-kun, World Amazing Galaxy Never Ending Revolution)
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As a Classicaloid 
  • Demigod (Lesser God as a Classicaloid)
  • Symbol: His signature
  • Signature Song: Ride of the Valkyries
  • Alignment: True Neutral
  • Portfolio: Opera (Prefers Them Being Called "Music-Dramas"), Various Leitmotifs including Theme Song Reveal, Mood Motif, and Fanfare, Having Notable Music Snippets Heard in Other Fictional Works
  • Domains: Music, Mindsets
  • Allies: Ludwig van Beethoven, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Rival: Erik
  • Admired by: Nazi deities, James Marcus
  • Source of Interest for: Zinyak
  • Irritated by: The Great Mighty Poo
  • With a portfolio that includes iconic music-dramas (he doesn't like the word "opera") such as The Ring of the Nibelung, Richard Wagner was one of the most important figures of classical music. One of the most notable features of Wagner's music-dramas was leitmotifs, pieces of music used to associate a particular character, setting, or even idea. Even though he held some controversial viewpoints, Wagner's influence when it came to music can't be denied. His musical compositions have been referenced in later works and leitmotifs of all kinds have been utilized in not just music-dramas, but other types of visual media.
  • During his younger years, Wagner listened to Beethoven's 7th and 9th Symphonies, and also witnessed a performance of Mozart's Requiem. Beethoven was one of Wagner's major inspirations and made a number of early piano sonatas and orchestral overtures before his career went further, with a piano transcription of Beethoven's 9th Symphony as among one of Wagner's early works. Wagner himself ended up meeting Mozart and Beethoven again in the Pantheon and while the latter two are wary of some of his viewpoints, they still see him as a talented musician.
  • He built an opera house known as Bayreuth Festspielhaus, which is dedicated to housing performances of his operas and since then is used as venue for a festival dedicated to Wagner's works. In some ways (including building an opera house), Erik sees Wagner as a rival equal to him when it comes to creating operas. Many are wary as to what could happen if Erik were to crash a performance of one of Wagner's operas.
  • Like Beethoven and Mozart, Wagner also has a Classicaloid form; in this case it resembles that of a teenage boy. By pretending to be the long-lost son of Kanae Otoha, landlady of the house she and the other Classicaloids live in, Wagner decided to set forth a plan that would bring out a revolution of some sort. Despite being a "botched" Classicaloid, he was able to steal the other Classicaloids' Musik in addition to using his own to move further with his plans. In the end when things started getting chaotic while trying to get the Classicaloids' creator to acknowledge him, the other Classicaloids helped Kanae reach Wagner and she was able to get him to calm down.
  • Of the various pieces of music he's composed throughout his life, Ride of the Valkyries is one of his most recognizable and has seen plenty of modern use since its composition. Daniel Bryan has used it as his entrance music and has even mentioned that it's a cool entrance song. He's not entirely wrong about that statement given how often that piece has been used in modern visual media when it comes to someone or something entering the scene in a dramatic manner.
  • The Ring of the Nibelung was originally based on a poem titled Nibelungenlied, which in turn was originally based on The Saga of the Volsungs. There have been talks of making an adaptation of The Ring of Nibelung with various Pantheonic deities, including having Brynhild and Siegfried take on roles as themselves in that potential play. The plans also call for Richard Wagner having involvement with this particular production, but not much progress has been made with getting this idea to happen.
  • Bugs Bunny, who admitted to being fond of opera, took on The Ring of the Nibelung (an expansive opera with a story that lasts a few hours) and elements from a couple of Wagner's other works, and made a six-minute parody of it alongside Elmer Fudd. While Brynhild and Siegfried (both of whom recommended it to Wagner) admitted to enjoying Bugs' take on the opera, Wagner didn't seem to like it quite as much.
  • At the behest of certain deities, Romeo & Juliet visited the House of Theater to watch of performance of Tristan Und Iseult, a play written by Wagner and also involved Star-Crossed Lovers with Tony and Maria joining them in the audience. Both couples, Romeo & Juliet in particular, noted that the concept felt a bit familiar to them, but had more than a few differences to make it stand out compared to their respective stories.
  • Zinyak, being an alien overlord that holds classical theater and music in high regard, took an interest with Wagner after hearing about his contributions. Being in charge of a radio station that plays classical music, Zinyak has considered kidnapping Wagner and wanting him a guest on the station whilst playing his works, a thought that more than disturbed Wagner.
  • James Marcus learned about Richard Wagner and his works and wanted to meet him in person as someone who admires opera. It was during his conversation with Dr. Marcus that Wagner learned about Erik and the latter's rivalry over opera, even if it's something that Wagner isn't too concerned with him. While Dr. Marcus, at the very least, didn't tell Wagner that he sings opera partially to control his leeches, the composer really doesn't want anything to do with Marcus' plans.
  • The Great Mighty Poo was more than thrilled to learn that a talented and famous opera writer was present in the Pantheon and wanted to meet him as soon as he learned of Wagner's prescence. After seeing The Great Mighty Poo personally, Wagner couldn't believe that such a thing could be an opera singer. He's made it clear that, regardless of its talent, seeing this living pile of poop once is more than enough and has seen The Great Mighty Poo as an annoying fan of his to avoid. Not that it stops this thing from trying to meet up with Wagner again whenever the latter steps out of the House of Music.
  • Wagner's life was not without its controversies, most notably his views which can be seen as antisemetic. He's written a handful of essays covering certain topics in his life (including one attacking a couple of Jewish composers), with his writing style being subject to scrutiny years after their publications. His mindset has been met with positive marks from Nazis (and he was promoted as one of Hitler's favorite composers during the Nazi era) and might have attributed to their rise in some way after his death. The ascended Nazis in the Pantheon like Wagner's work and are hoping he'd get more involved with them.
    • Making things regarding Jews more complicated is that he had Jewish supporters and friends throughout some points and Wagner himself held a high opinion of his friendship with a Jew named Samuel Lehrs. In the Pantheon, there are Jews who, even if they aren't going to argue about his musical legacy, don't want much to do with his viewpoints.

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Patron Saint of Classical Music (Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart, Wolfgang Gottlieb, Wolfgango Amadeo, Wolfgang Amadè, Mozart Wolfgang, Trazom, Wolfie, Motes, Wolf, Caster)
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As a Classicaloid 
As a Servant 
  • Demigod (Lesser God as a Classicaloid or a Servant)
  • Symbol: His signature and the first few notes of Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
  • Signature Song: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
  • Alignment: True Neutral (Neutral Good as a Servant)
  • Portfolio: Music of Note, Likes Dirty Jokes, Eccentric but Talented Composer
  • Domains: Music, Personality
  • Allies: Jack & Annie, Quasimodo
  • Avoids: Alex Wesker
  • Other Relations: Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Mozart is one of several notable classical music composers, but a lot of what can be said about his life is highly interesting, even for his time. His musical talents came to be as early as the age of 3, when he started playing the piano. He started composing music at 5 and his first symphony was written when he was 8. While Mozart's personality was quite unlike what one would expect from his time period (he was known to like dirty jokes, for one), he nevertheless became famous for the kinds of music he performed. He died at the age of 35, which could be considered a very short lifespan for someone as talented as he was.
  • His Classicaloid form is considered by some to be very strange, even in comparison to what fellow classic composer Beethoven is like in that form. While Mozart was noted to be a Manchild, this trait is played up quite a bit as a Classicaloid with him being very energetic by default (that and him almost always wearing pink). Like Beethes, Motes is able to utilize Mujik under certain circumstances, but his abilities and what results from that are obviously very different from that of Beethes'.
  • As found out courtesy of the House of Time and Space, one alternate timeline (albeit one that can't be accessed anymore) had Mozart become a rock star instead of composing classical music. While most in the Pantheon haven't seen Mozart as a rock star proper, them hearing Mozart's compositions get a more modern treatment through his Classicaloid counterpart makes the whole "rock star Mozart" thing less bizarre than it would be.
    • Given his relatively immature attitude, more than a few deities have pondered whether or not giving Mozart an actual time machine would be a good idea. When someone managed to come up with a crude simulation of what could happen, many have figured that maybe the question would be better asked to the Classicaloid or Servant versions of Mozart and not the real deal.
  • Early in his career, he was appointed as a court musician at Salzburg, later resigning in order to continue and branch out on his own works. There are some deities of royalty who have considered having Mozart as court musician as their own thanks to his legacy, though he's not entirely interested in these offers for the time being.
  • For all of his dedication and skill in writing music, dirty jokes is something that Mozart enjoys, even if most initially assumed that the concept isn't really associated with him. He sometimes enjoys visiting some deities who share a similar sense of humor that he does whenever he isn't working on music. Of those deities, some suggested that it'd be better not to get too involved with Howard & Kreese since their crass attitude and commentary is very likely to get in the way of potential concerts.
  • Jack & Annie are very much aware of Mozart thanks to traveling back to his time period via their treehouse. More specifically, it happened when the two children were sent out by Merlin to find and inspire various people who would later become iconic figures (more precisely, they're versions of people before becoming the well-known figures that they are). This version of Mozart was inspired to write The Magic Flute after seeing Jack & Annie use a magic flute.
  • Mozart has more than a few fans of his work in the Pantheon, with Alex Wesker being among them to the point of adopting his composition of Lacrimosa as her theme song. After learning about Wesker and her motivations, Mozart wasn't too thrilled to hear about someone with ill-will like her using one of his works to establish herself.
  • Whenever the holidays roll around, Mozart is among those that end up on Santa's naughty list due to being "too loud". Relatively speaking, there are deities that are much louder than what happens at a concert for Mozart's pieces, though admittedly the things that happen when he is in his Classicaloid form are indeed pretty loud.
  • One popular play that's held in the House of Theater is a dramatization of Mozart's life that had, among other things, composer Antonio Salieri being depicted as a rival of Mozart. Wolfgang himself later clarified that Salieri was actually a good friend of his, much to the disappointment of those that enjoyed that dramatization and believed that the rivalry was a thing.
    • Incidentally, Marge Simpson once told her family the story of Mozart and Salieri (with the former being portrayed by Bart Simpson) in a library and after that had concluded, Lisa pointed out that what Marge told was based on the aforementioned play/film and inaccurate. All told, what Marge told was an even more inaccurate and shorter version of an already inaccurate account of Mozart's career.
    • Quasimodo, who owes his voice to the film version of this play, has gotten Mozart's sympathy and now he is trying to make a symphony based on The Hunchback of Notre Dame, featuring bell sections so the man himself can be featured. The hunchback was moved and felt deeply honored, and always keeps in touch to learn about Mozart's progress.


Rise Kujikawa, Goddess of Combat Support, being an Idol Singer herself, frequents this house to rehearse her singing and dancing for her next big concert or even perform with the rest of the Investigation Team as an informal band with bassist Yu Narukami, rhythm guitarist Yosuke Hanamura, drummer Kanji Tatsumi, trumpeter Chie Satonaka, saxophonist Yukiko Amagi, percussionist Teddie, lead guitarist/backup vocalist Mariko "Marie" Kusumi, and keyboardist Naoto Shirogane… when Rise's not being interrupted by I-No.


Alternative Title(s): Music Greater Gods, Music Intermediate Gods, Music Lesser Gods, Music Demigods And Quasideities

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