Follow TV Tropes

Following

Pantheon / Narrative Settings

Go To

    open/close all folders 

Intermediate Gods

    Mark Grayson/Invincible 
Markus Grayson, Patron Saint of Capepunk (Mark Grayson, Invincible)
https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/i2.png
  • Intermediate God
  • Symbol: His mask
  • Alignment: Neutral Good
  • Portfolio: Half-Human Hybrid Flying Brick who Jumped at the Call, Lightning Bruiser, deliverer and receiver of the Curb-Stomp Battle, raised by a veteran superhero who was a plant to take over the world, goes through several traumatizing events as a result yet ultimately triumphed in the end Happily Married to Eve
  • Domains: Good, Strength, Glory, Protection, Air
  • Heralds: Samantha Eve Wilkins/Atom Eve his wife, and their daughter Terra
  • High Priest: Matt Garetty
  • Allies: All superheroes in the Pantheon, especially Clark Kent/Superman, Spawn, Alana and Marko, The Bard, Dick Grayson/Nightwing, Korra
  • Enemies: Supervillains in general, Regime Superman, The Plutonion
  • Opposes: The Kankers and the subhouse of Tainted Love, Griffith
  • Pities: Casca
  • Pitied by: Red Sonja, Guts
  • By the turn of the millenium, the folks at Image Comics were at a bad place. The Dark Age of Comic Books went bust on them. While Spawn remained, they needed a new comic to attract the masses. They got just the person in 2003. Codenamed Invincible, Mark Grayson became the new face for Image Comics for that decade. His story was one a Coming-of-Age Story that took a turn no person could have imagined. Nevertheless, his books had recently ended. While he was no longer the flagship of Image, Spawn, Alana and Marko decided to pool their resources to bring him over into the Pantheon.
    • There was a dispute for the title from Matt Garetty, a powerful user of telekinesis who was also vying for the title. Sad that he had blocked him out of the title, he settled for giving Matt a seat as the high priest. Mark also saw to it to train Matt in using his powers.
  • Superman was present for his ascension, and it was a joyous occasion indeed. Mark was one of his premier followers for years given his initial optimism and similar powers. He now has the opportunity to properly team-up with a vast array of superheroes, something that has been a dream of his for years.
  • While not following the principle of The Cowl, he still thought Batman was pretty cool. Yet he does understand the kind of trauma the Dark Knight had to go through. While Invincible isn't exactly one of his favorite superheroes to hang out with, he does appreciate the sentiment. Both laid a memorial in Batman's temple in honor of Darkwing's death at the hands of Omin-Man.
  • Has Atom Eve to thank for helping him transition into the superhero lifestyle. The two soon became lovers and ultimately parents. Her recent discovery of her immortality showed that his wife will be with him for the rest of his life.
  • Like a few other superheros, he was eager to become a superhero as soon as he gained his powers. Even with all the trauma he endured, he still encourages others to join the House of Heroes. While a pacifist, The Bard admired Mark's convictions.
  • Very few people can question why he hates Regime Superman so much: His own father, Omni-Man was one of his greatest generals before he found out he killed the Guardians of the Globe. After receiving a vicious No Holds Beatdown from him, he just left. But that wasn't the end. Soon, other Viltrumites tried to invade his world on multiple occasions. It an alliance involving several other worlds to finally put down the threat once and for all. His father renounced his former faith to join his son... costing him his life in the process A plaque detailing his complicated history can be found outside the temple.
    • Has only slightly more sympathy towards the Plutonian only because he only snapped before turning evil. He's not truly ready to forgive the former superhero for his crimes, though.
  • The only other people he hates as much as the two above are the Kankers as well as the subhouse of Tainted Love in general. The reasoning is also a personal one. One of the Viltrumites who stayed in earth wanted to birth a son from him. After he refused, she proceeded to rape him. The accuser later died in the final battle, but their son ended up being a superhero himself. Mark was glad to find other men such as Nightwing who underwent similar trauma but he still wants to raise awareness on the seriousness of male rape.
    • Red Sonja was impressed with his opposition and has sought to help him out in that regard. Not surprising as she too was a victim of rape.
    • Absolutely hates Griffith for putting Casca through a similar fate. Guts may not go far as to call him allies, but any enemy of Griffith is someone worthy of hanging around with him.
    • In some ways, his character growth has a similar trajectory with Avatar Korra. It took a lot of willpower for the two to overcome their pitfalls. Still, the two enjoy the company; Mark thinks her elemental powers are awesome while Korra is impressed with his strength.
  • In the end, he succeeded in defeating the Viltrumites once in for all. He and Atom ended up exploring other worlds to make amends for all his peoples' atrocities. The two later gave birth to a daughter named Terra. She was a handful at an early age, but grew up to become a wonderful daughter. Both his wife and daughter stay with him in the Pantheon.
Advertisement:

    The Outlaw Star Crew 
The Outlaw Star crew Members , Paragons of the Space Western
https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/outlaw_star_crew.jpg
From left to right: Melfina, Aisha, Gene, Suzuka, Jim
  • Ranks: Intermediate Deities (Jim and Melfina are Lesser, though)
  • Theme Song: Through The Night
  • Symbol: The Outlaw Star
  • Alignments: Chaotic Good (Gene), Neutral Good (Jim/Melfina), Chaotic Neutral (Aisha), True Neutral (Suzuka)
  • Portfolios:
  • Domains: Space, Westerns Parody, Teamwork
  • Allies: All the GUAG Robot War Division, Son Goku, Superman, Optimus Prime, The Guardians of the Galaxy, Marcus Kincaid, Dr. Kenzo Tenma, Gondar the Bounty Hunter, Space Dandy
  • Enemies: Every Single Member of the GUAE Mecha Cohort, Darkseid, Thanos, Megatron, Galactus, Lobo, Frieza, Cooler, Cell, the Pillar Men, Johan Liebert
  • Rivals: Coyote Starrk, Revy (for Gene), Saber Marionette!Bloodberry (for Aisha) Agent 47, Ra’s Al Ghul, Talia Al Ghul, Lady Shiva, Niko Bellic (for Suzuka)
  • Melfina used to be by herself in the Pantheon as the Goddess of Mysterious Waifs until she couldn’t stand being alone without Gene and was in the process of stepping down. Before doing so, she made a wish on a falling star to see Gene and all her friends again. To her shock, that particular falling star began to grow larger and larger until it became a familiar red spaceship. Tears welled up within her. Her wish had been granted. The Outlaw Star crew was reunited at last.
    • However, she was confused as to how the Outlaw Star was able to find her since she was its navigational unit. Gene explained about fate and destiny, only for Gilliam II (the ship’s AI) to spill the beans that it was mere luck that they managed to land in the Pantheon. Still, Melfina was happy to see them all again.
  • Gene immediately signed up the crew to fight for the GUAG and the Robot War Division as it has two advantages. First, it gave the Outlaw Star a docking area of its own (which he’s very thankful that it’s free of charge, despite Gilliam’s criticism of sharing the facilities with others), and second, he can outfit the Star with weapons and repairs (also free) as the engineers there are happy to supply and fix things. Jim merely mused that Gene joined the GUAG just to get those benefits.
  • Gene prided himself on his shooting abilities which allowed him to become good friends with Vash (who was also one of the core representatives of the Space Western genre). The two are seen hanging out together sharing a box of donuts most of the time. Through Vash, he also met more traditional Western deities such John Wayne, John Marston and Lucky Luke. Alongside the Man with No Name, they’re known as the “Six Shooter Spirits of The West” in the Pantheon.
    • Is also drinking buddies with Spike Spiegel, another well-known Space Western-based deity. Lupin III often joins them for a round as well (although the three of them each make themselves scarce when it comes to paying the tab). Often, Vash, Gene and Spike also share moments of silence, having all gone through similar events.
  • Despite having easy access to weapons for the Outlaw Star and proficient with traditional firearms, Gene has been trying to find Caster Shells to use with his special Caster Gun. Marcus (his go-to guy for regular ammo and guns) claims he has a few but they each cost roughly the equivalent of the Maximum Security items in the Treasures Vault, so it was not practical. However, realizing the presence of a Housee of Magic and many Good-aligned skillful wizards, he decided to go and make his own Caster Shells. As such, he went to find out about the history and manufacturing of them in the House of Knowledge where Nico Robin and the Librarian immediately helped find him the necessary references (after Gene had to apologize profusely after getting the Librarian mad for accidentally calling him a monkey). Gene was later seen talking with both Vulcan and Negi Springfield about helping him make home-made Caster Shells. He has also gone over to talk to various magicians for their raw power, skill and advice on their creation. Many wonder what could arise from the creation of such unique ammunition.
  • Both Gene and Jim are friends with Kim Kaphwan’s two sons for entirely different reasons. Gene and Dong Hwan hang out often in various activities to slack off and have a good time, whereas Jim and Jae Hoon are always the ones who have to find them and haul them back to work/train.
  • Gene tends to be referred to as “Aniki” by Jim. This caused confusion one time when Jim, Sho Marufuji and a Date retainer each called out “Aniki” only for Gene, Judai Yuki, and Date Masamune (both coincidentally standing nearby) all looked back and called out a greeting in response. The whole group stood around in confusion as they silently pointed fingers all around, until they broke out in laughter. From then on, Judai, Sho and Masamune became friends with Gene and Jim.
  • Jim is a sort of a Cuteness Proximity magnet among many of the female deities around the Pantheon, which unnerves him. He bonds with Negi over this (in addition to both being very smart), even surprised that he is much younger than him.
    • And then there was the time he met the Elric brothers. Jim was impressed in how Al was able to function as a soul bound to armor as he studied him all over. Meanwhile, Ed was glad he wasn’t the short one around for once. Insulted, Jim said that size doesn’t matter (making Ed elbow Al with smugness), only to follow with maturity not also judged by size, which immediately made Ed sulk in a corner. Still, he was comforted by the fact he wasn’t the shortest one between the two in the end.
  • Aside from Negi Springfield, Jim is also good friends with fellow kid geniuses Tails and Dexter. He is currently working with both of them to create a Mini-Mecha of his own to help out the rest of the crew if need be.
    • Not only that, he has a new mentor by the name of Dell Conagher of the mercenaries. Due to this, Jim now knows how turrets work, but he has to know how to make one soon. Dell however, is willing to teach him.
  • One day, a rough voice shouted Jim’s name in a jovial manner, proclaiming that he’s glad he’s finally ascended. When they looked in direction of the voice, they found Long John Silver with a comforting smile on his face. His smile quickly turned to puzzlement and wondered why Jim didn’t recognize him. Jim claimed it was the first time they met. That was when Silver said “he’d never forget his friend Jim Hawkins.” Jim immediately corrected him saying his last name was HAWKING. Silver then excused himself and left. Before he did, he again said that he looked a lot like his Jim that they could be twins.
  • Jim would not be quite the same after an encounter with Johan Liebert. It began innocently with Johan asking if Jim ever fell in love. Jim was wary but told him of his first crush with a girl who liked cats and who strangely enough never returned after setting up a date. Johan took that moment to begin his assault. He told him that Jim himself actually killed her as she was the mysterious attacker who fought against the crew in that area. Jim immediately went into shock as Johan kept his vicious offensive pointing out that it was Jim’s own counterattacks at the control of the Outlaw Star which destroyed her ship, her cats and her life. That he was responsible for the death of a young girl and her pets, he himself destroyed his one and only chance at love and that their blood was in his hands. Jim was immediately devastated as his mind shut down by the look in his eyes. Before Johan could finish, his crewmates finally found them and Johan exited quickly to avoid the hail of bullets from one very pissed off Gene. Jim was completely frozen by shock and sadness after realizing the truth. It was only by taking him to Dr. Tenma and having lengthy visits with him did he eventually manage to snap out of it. He managed to regain his youthful spirit, but one day he managed to slip out of the Pantheon to return to Symka Five and laid a wreath at the side of the fountain where he and Hanmyo first met.
    • Gene meanwhile managed to find his way over to Johan and quietly shot him with three Caster Shells, specifically the three most powerful ones from his world. While very taxing in life force, Gene had prepared himself and utilized the Pantheon's unique state to keep himself from dying. Johan was not heard from for weeks, but Gene had left a message to Johan's allies and the House of Evil about what would happen should they mess with another one of his crew.
  • Melfina finally finds purpose and a reason to go out now that Gene and the rest of the crew are with her. Still, she tends to visit the House of Philosophy to continue musing over her purpose that she had found the Galactic Leyline and what to do with her life.
  • With no one around to cook for them, she is often chosen to be the cook for the crew. Though sometimes she takes advice from friends and even lets them cook something. One of her favorite cooking partners is Cherry of the Saber Marionettes. Though Melfina often tries talking with her over her existence as an Artificial Human like her, the Marionette tends to reply that she doesn’t care what her origins were as long as she looks forward to her Otaru-sama. At mentioning his name, she immediately went into one of her imagined fantasies and ending up blushing madly and calling out his name. Melfina simply stood there unsure what to say.
    • She was cautioned in allowing friends cook for her after she invited Noel Vermillion. Melfina was scared at the end result of what Noel cooked, but still allowed it to be served. She had to immediately call for Eirin Yagokoro in the House of Health & Diseases for an antidote. The meal was so devastating that even AISHA got sick. Only Suzuka saved herself because she was not around.
  • Aisha can always be found around the Pantheon accompanied by two particular deities: Taokaka and Saber Marionette Lime. For one thing, both are always great to fight with. For another, they know the best places to get a free handout in the House of Food. Though, she and Tao always tend to fight over food more than just playful sparring (and the fact Tao nicknamed her Boobie-Kaka) with Lime cheering them on, no matter who wins.
    • She heard of the Gourmet Race Club table from Tao and is preparing herself for the eventual next Gourmet Race to earn herself a seat there.
    • She is often found in the Combat Dojo, proving her superior Ctarl-Ctarl fighting prowess. She however bit more than she could chew when she challenged both Hercules and Zangief one time. The end result was a severely sore back and stomach after Hercules managed to grab and bear-hug her with the same stamina as when he defeated the Nemean Lion. He then passed her off to the Red Cyclone who immediately gave her a Final Atomic Buster. She yielded much to her embarrassment but enjoyed the fight and promised she’d be much more powered-up next time. When not in the Combat Dojo, she's also likely to hang out in the Feline Sub-House.
    • It was also here when she met the last of the Saber Marionettes, Bloodberry, who was also looking for a fight. Their fight lasted hours, with even Aisha going into “half powered” mode. She then had the Marionette on the ropes and was about to launch the finishing blow…until she fainted from hunger after burning off so many calories in the fight. Aisha and Bloodberry called out a momentary truce to go out for some chow at the House of Food, with neither yielding the results of their fight as a draw.
  • Aisha was shocked to see Guts standing before her one time. He merely looked down and said that for a second he thought he heard the voice of his beloved and walked away. The Ctarl-Ctarl was puzzled by his comment.
    • She also had an ugly encounter with Lord Raptor who rushed towards her in a love-struck frenzy, only to be sent crashing into a nearby wall with one good punch. After regaining his bearing, he cursed her for confusing him with the voice of his sweetheart Hsien-Ko. Already angry, Aisha went into her “half powered” mode and utterly annihilated Raptor, leaving his body in pieces.
    • Still, these strange encounters of her voice being familiar to someone have eventually become friendlier. On one occasion, she met Asuka Langley Soryu, who also sounded like her. After a brief but friendly fight, Aisha went into her were-tiger form and pounced on Asuka. . . then started licking her face as if she were a kitten! Asuka was shocked by this, but complimented Aisha on her were-tiger form, comparing it to Eva Unit 02's feline Beast Mode. Stranger still, on the times she attempts to speak in English, she sounded exactly like a non-accented Rogue. It was being friends with her that allowed Aisha to meet both Wolverine and X-23, whom the latter apparently enjoys sparring with her.
  • As her status of Sixth Ranger in the crew, Suzuka hardly stays in their temple and can be found wandering the Pantheon. Most see her meditating in the House of Nature, enjoying a cup of tea in Iroh’s shop, or friendly sparring with several swordsmen and women in the House of Weapons. Despite having a place to stay in the House of Narrative, she tends to visit Yukiko Amagi’s inn as she claims it feels just like home. Yukiko enjoys having her visit as she is very polite. Yukiko also notes just how much Suzuka is part of a close-knit group, much like the Investigation Team.
  • When Suzuka first met and fought Arturia, she thought for a second she was facing Melfina as their voices were nearly alike. That slight moment of hesitation cost her the match, but she waits for a rematch soon.
  • Suzuka's relations with assassins in the Pantheon are varied. With Ezio, she treats him with utmost respect as one of the original members of the Assassin order. With Agent 47, they treat each other with professional aplomb as each has their own special way of executing their kills. With the League of Assassins, she considers them rivals as Ra’s wants her to join only for Suzuka to politely decline as she works by herself. This sometimes gets her to blows with his daughter Talia who feels insulted by Suzuka rejecting her father’s kindness. Only with Ra’s telling her to not attack does she relent.
  • Currently, Gene and Jim have been discussing the possibility of having "Hot-Ice" Hilda ascend onto the Pantheon upon learning how Death functions much differently here than in the mortal plane.

    Valkyrie Cain 
Valkyrie Cain, Goddess of Urban Fantasy, (Stephanie Edgley, Darquesse)
https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/valkyrie_cain.jpg
  • Intermediate Goddess
  • Symbol: A flame in a hand.
  • Alignment: Chaotic Good
  • Portfolio: Action Girl, Pragmatic Hero, Cool Big Sis, "Battle Accessory", Uses a mixture of elemental magicand Necromancy, until losing them a gaining lighting powers.
  • Domains: Magic, Fantasy, Justice
  • Allies: Ascended – Skulduggery Pleasant, Harry Potter, Bigby Wolf, Cole MacGrath, Raiden (Mortal Kombat)
  • Enemies: Darquesse, The Slender Man, Voldemort, Bloody Mary, evil vampire deities, any deity who abuse their siblings
  • Odd Friendship with: Celty Sturluson
  • Caused a bit of a scare at the House of Magic due to her having the same appearance as Darquesse, fortunately Skulduggery came by to clear things up before a fight broke out.
    • After the confusion passed, Valkyrie was surprised when she meant Harry Potter and had a minor geek-out.
    • Also became enemies with Voldemort not only for being an ally of Harry’s but because he blames her for being temporality turned into a rubber duck by Darquesse.
      • Quite a few of the deities at the House have taken an interest in her magical abilities since she's directly connected to the source of magic.
  • Her connection to Darquesse is somewhat complex: In short, Darquesse is Valkyrie’s Superpowered Evil Side. The two where eventually separated but Darquesse survived by finding a host in Valkyrie’s "Reflection" (a magical clone). It Makes Sense in Context.
  • Though her original given name is Stephanie Edgley, she chose the name Valkyrie Cain when she became a sorceressnote . She’s okay with people addressing her by either of those names, as long as it’s not Darquesse.
    • Isn’t exactly happy that Darquesse got to the Pantheon before she did either.
  • Often joins on Skulduggery on detective cases, which has led to her meeting Bigby. While she was wary of him at first due to a near-fatal encounter with a werewolf in the past she eventually warmed-upped him after he help her in an encounter with Bloody Mary.
  • Is currently training with Cole Mac Grath and Raiden on practicing her magic lighting abilities as well as learning some parkour from Cole and new fighting techniques from Raiden.
  • After hearing about a Goddess of Dullahans, she decided to do some snooping and eventually met Celty Sturluson. The two soon became buddies.
  • Her taken name caught the attention of Freya who decided to watch Valkyrie in battle one day. Afterwards Freya praised her by saying she would make a fine warrior.
  • Despises any deity who mistreatments their siblings, this is mainly because Valkyrie has a younger sister who is often a sore topic for her to discuss.
  • Is worried that The Slender Man may be a Faceless One, a concern shared by Skulduggery.
  • Once dated a vampire who turned out to be a yandere who tried to kill her after she broke up with him. It's best to never ask her about it, EVER.

Lesser Gods

    John Carter 
John Carter, God of Planetary Romances (John Carter of Mars, Prince of Helium, Warlord of Mars, Captain Jack Carter of Virginia, Dotar Sojat, Jeddak of Jeddaks)
https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/8e943918032d85ccd2e400a7c78dbf7d.jpg

    John Wayne 
John Wayne, God of The Western and Cowboys (The Duke)
https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/john_wayne.jpg
Advertisement:

    The Paranatural Activity Club 
The Paranatural Activity Club, Representatives of School Club Stories (The Activity Club)
https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/paranatural.jpg
From Left to Right: Isabel Guerra, Richard "Rick" Spender, Edward "Ed" Burger, Maxwell "Max" Puckett, and Isaac O'Connor

Demigods

    James Marshall 
James Marshall, Holy Herald of Hostage Situations in a Closed Space
https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/harrison1.png
President Marshall
  • Theme Song: Air Force One Theme.
  • Demigod
  • Symbols: Air Force One and the Seal of the President of the United States
  • Alignment: Lawful Good
  • Portfolio: Die Hard on the Air Force One, Vietnam Veteran And Medal Of Honor Winner, Badass President In A Nice Suit, Papa Wolf
  • Domains: The Presidency of the United States, Family
  • Followers: Frank McCloud, Casey Ryback, Darren McCord, Gabe Walker, Kit Latura, Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Stanley Goodspeed and John Mason, Frank Horrigan,, Eben Oleson, Rudy Duncan, Mike Banning, John Cale, Will Sawyer
  • Allies: Theodore Roosevelt, Josiah Bartlet, John McClane, Snake Eyes, Duke, Steve Rogers/Captain America, Ellen Ripley, Stan Smith
  • Enemies: Cobra Commander, The Baroness, Destro, HYDRA, Johann Schmidt/Red Skull, Nikita Dragovich, Kane, The Xenomorphs, The Enclave
  • Uneasy Relationship: Snake Plissken
  • Commonality Connection: Indiana Jones, Han Solo, Rick Deckard
  • There are a couple of presidents who currently reside in the Pantheon. Teddy Roosevelt represents historical presidents who turn out to be badass in real life. Josiah Bartlet represents fictional ones who are experts in being the Guile Hero. And then there is James Marshall. Held hostage in Air Force One, he not only single-handedly freed all of the hostages in the plane, but also took down all of those responsible for the heinous act. That heroic act awarded him a prestigious spot in the Pantheon.
    • Sadly, he couldn't save Air Force One herself as she is currently at the bottom of the Caspian Sea. In response, the House of Leadership created a replica of the aircraft just for him upon his ascension. The new Air Force One serves as his temple, capable of flying as well as any Boeing 747 in the air as well as a base whenever it lands.
  • When it was revealed there was no room for him in Leadership, it was John Mc-Clane who came to his rescue. He felt that Marshall's incident mirrored that of his own. As such, he found space in the House of Narrative for Marshall to stay in the Pantheon. Marshall had pity on the former officer for what he went through in his life and hopes that things will improve in time.
  • Was greeted by both Roosevelt and Bartlet soon afterwards. While Marshall's policies are vague compared to the other two, he has remained friends with them to this day. He joked that both men are just as capable of great acts when pressured. Some deities worry that the men should have more security on them when together, but others state that the three alone are more than capable of taking care of themselves.
  • That hasn't stopped terrorists from trying. There was one time when he was blinded and taken to COBRA headquarters. There, Cobra Commander demanded a large sum of money from the GUAG or he would take Marshall's life. They were ready for any sort of forces coming their way. They were not ready for Marshall slipping out of his prison. It took hours for the villains to track him down. By the time they finally cornered him, the Joes had already infiltrated the base, forcing COBRA to retreat. The Joes knew that it would take more than threats to force Marshall to negotiate with terrorists.
  • It was hard to say if his original captors were Communists, but it is agreed that they most likely worshiped Nikita, a soldier who was notorious for only caring about saving his own skill. Besides them, there are other followers of him who would love to hold him hostage to show their capabilities to their leader. Marshall is willing to oblige... on his way to killing their asses afterwards.
  • Marshall has also come in contact with HYDRA. Led by the Red Skull, the group was hoping to find a way to permanently off the former president. They even tried to replace him with an LMD a couple of times, but he proved to be too tenacious to hold him for long.
  • Sometimes, it's versions of America itself that is capable of the most heinous acts. Marshall was disgusted with the actions of the Enclave, a dystopian version of America built from the remnants of its eradicated predecessor. Things got worse when the Enclave kidnapped him and took him into a bunker. They figured that having a living president would unite their world while keeping it under their control. With no experience with that kind of president, it wasn't long until Marshall was able to escape.
  • There was one time when Marshall was acting strangely. He was seeking alliances with enemies of America as well as pulling back on alliances with allies. After seeking help from the Martian Manhunter, it was revealed that he was under some sort of mind control. Tracing the energy led him to Kane's temple where it was revealed he had taken over Marshall's mind using a pin to enhance his influence. It was only a matter of destroying the pin to bring Marshall's mind back to normal, but he wouldn't forget the stunt he pulled.
  • Naturally, a number of people end up assisting him whenever he is put in sticky situations. Amanda Waller is fond of placing Snake Plissken alongside Marshall for protection. Neither man likes the situation; Marshall is unsure if he could trust the ex-criminal while Snake has plenty of things he would rather do than take care of yet another president. No one would say that they are terrible together though; both are rather efficient in getting out of hairy situations.
  • Stan Smith is a more reliable protector for Marshall. Mr. Smith even experienced such a situation himself in a football stadium. Either way, he's glad that more US Presidents are making their mark in the Pantheon. Marshall appreciates the help, though it is annoying that he constantly forgets lessons given to him in life.
  • One day, his temple was completely overrun with Xenomorphs. Apparently, the aliens felt he was responsible for thwarting their survival in multiple encounters with humans. Unfortunately for the aliens, their arch-nemesis was at the temple as well. Ellen Ripley helped Marshall to escape the building and call for help. It wasn't long before the GUAG got rid of the infestation. Marshall gave Ripley the Medal of Honor shortly afterwards.

    Max Rockatansky 
Max Rockatansky, God of Desert Punk (Mad Max, The Maximum Force of the Future, The Road Warrior, Captain Walker, Raggedy Man)
https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/mad_max.jpg
  • Demigod
  • Symbol: His leather jacket
  • Theme: "We Don't Need Another Hero" by Tina Turner, or "Brothers In Arms"
  • Alignment: True Neutral
  • Domains: Earth, Madness, Toil, Racing
  • Portfolio: Awesome Aussie, Ambiguous Disorder, Badass Driver, Captain Crash, Crazy-Prepared, Dented Iron, Heartbroken Badass, Jerk with a Heart of Gold, The Quiet One, Walking the Earth, Still wears his cop uniform
  • Followers: All allies of his respective movies, The characters of Desert Punk, Tank Girl, Eli
  • Herald: The Interceptor
  • Allies: Imperator Furiosa, Steve Irwin, Ashley Williams, Saxton Hale, Vash, The Crimson Raiders, Kenshiro, Toki, Solid Snake, Samurai Jack
  • Enemies: Immortan Joe, Kano, Handsome Jack, Souther, Calypso
  • Rivals: Mad Moxxi, Leto Atreides II
  • Opposes: Bane, Raoh
  • When the latest of Max's adventures was recorded in film, many gods awaited his ascension. Surprisingly, that did not happen. In fact, the whereabouts of his location were unknown for many months. It was only the investigation of Steve Irwin that revealed his fate: Max had been held prisoner all that time in revenge for his death. The two managed to escape Immortan Joe's temple, with massive help from a bald-headed woman. The three ventured out on the Interceptor with the War Boys in hot pursuit. The resulting car chase drew enough attention to force a settlement. The Court of the Gods ruled Max's imprisonment a violation of neutrality. With no one else to oppose him, Max became the rightful owner of the Desert Punk franchise.
  • He wasn't pleased in the slightest to not only find another god who looked like Immortan Joe, but one who looked just like him. Bane merely scoffs at the Max's ascension, not seeing him as much of a threat.
  • His most well-known weapon of choice has been the sawed-off shotgun, making him a former follower of Ash Williams. Max sometimes pities him, seeing the man as one of the few gods that has had it worse in his mortal life than himself.
  • He was glad that there were other Aussies in the Pantheon... he just didn't expect one as eccentric as Saxton Hale. The Australian Champion greeted him with a hug that could choke a kangaroo before offering to tour the area. Max finds it difficult to stick with him for long, so he finds excuses to leave early.
  • Vash offered to teach him how to be more accurate, given Max was getting rusty by the looks of his latest film. He silently shrugged, taking up the offer. It can be in handy in future adventures.
  • Kano took to the task of hunting down Max, hoping to receive a reward from Immortan Joe. Max has been keeping an eye out on the mercenary ever since.
  • His stories have said to inspire entire worlds to take a similar path. It didn't take long for many of their rank to give thanks to them... but not all of them. He woke up one day to see his temple covered in graffiti. A quick investigation with the help of the Crimson Guard laid the blame on Handsome Jack. The God of Petty Villains tried and failed to take up Max's title and is currently planning to take it back.
  • Many gods believe that Max has sworn not to hook up with any other woman in respects to his dead wife and daughter, victims of the early phase of the post-apocalyptic future. However, that wasn't the only reason he turned down Moxxi's offer. He feels she reminds him too much of Aunty Entity.
  • Speaking of similar premises, Raoh turned out to be too similar to Immortan Joe for his liking. Although he stands no chance of defeating him, Max received the backing of Kenshiro and Toki. Some say the Mad Max series inspired the world of Fist of the North Star, allowing Max to call in a couple favors from powerful friends.
    • Souther was not pleased with the development of his latest film, claim it to be shameless propaganda in favor of friendships. He hopes to prove this point by stomping Max into a bloody pulp. So far Max has been able to avoid the God of Abhorrance Towards Love.
  • Leto had hoped to take the title from Max in order to increase his power. The Court of the Gods denied the request, citing that Max appeared two years earlier than the Dune series. The two are still bitter over the attempted insurgence.
  • Among the various gods who saw inspiration from his movies was Solid Snake, as his creator is a huge fan of The Road Warrior. Although Metal Gear Solid isn't usually set in a desert environment, the dialogue is remarkably similar.
  • Calypso had hoped to invite Max to his Twisted Metal tournaments, to which the later vehemently refused. Max is wary with how Calypso manipulates people to give them corrupted deals and wanted no part of it.
  • Samurai noted when he was in a similar predicament, forced to fight in the Dome of Dome. He doesn't lay any blame on Max, instead congratulating him on his ascension.
  • He feels some sort of connection to Babe - even if it reminds him of the underground pigsty of Bartertown - and sees fit to protect the pig whenever he faces danger in the Pantheon.

    Michael Scott 
Michael Scott, Patron Saint of Work Comedies (Prison Mike, Ping, Blind Guy McSqueezy)
https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/michael.jpg
  • Demigod
  • Symbol: The Dunder-Mifflin Paper Company logo
  • Theme song: The Office Theme Song
  • Alignment: Neutral Good
  • Portfolio: Aesop Amnesia, Attention Whore, Stupid Boss, Camp Straight, Frequently Uses the phrase "That's What She Said", Cloudcuckoolander, Contemplate Our Navels, Crippling Overspecialization, Dirty Coward, Fourth Date Marriage, Friendless Background, Genius Ditz, Idiot Houdini, Innocently Insensitive, Jerkwitha Heartof Gold, Manchild, No Social Skills, Small Name, Big Ego, Wrong Genre Savvy, Ungrateful Bastard
  • Domains: Good, Business, Stupidity
  • Followers: His office employees, Ally McBeal, The crew of Better off Ted
  • High Priestess: Retsuko
  • Allies: Lucy and Ricky Ricardo, Leslie Knope, Segata Sanshiro
  • Enemies: Looten Plunder, Amadeus Cho, Tsunade
  • Rivals: Weird Al, Isabela of Riven, Stephen Colbert, Jon Stewart
  • Opposes: GUAE Trollkaiger
  • Annoys: Ron Swanson
  • Odd Friendship: The Minions
  • Conflicting Opinion: Liz Lemon
  • Thinking he could make a name of himself in business, Michael Scott made his case for a spot in the House of Commerce. Kaiba allowed him to pitch the sale of Tickle-Me Elmo dolls to parents. Although he made a lot of dumb decisions, he made up for it in having an expertise for his job. He ultimately came up short, but another deity offered him a spot. Lucy Ricardo had selected him as the God of Work Comedies. Thinking this was his big break, he accepted the offer with glee.
  • He made a plea to the Pantheon to also receive the title of Benevolent Boss. That suggestion only caused the entire House of Commerce to break down in laughter. They were quick to point out many complaints that other deities made for being too aloof for the title. Not even his employees could defend him.
  • Despite his aloof nature, he's turned out to be a great salesman when the chips are down. When Segato asked for help selling Sega products, Michael managed to increase sales by 80%. Of course, that cost him his temple which caught fire in the calamity but he's not complaining.
  • Made an enemy of Looten Plunder when Michael rejected his bid to buy a plot of forest under the advice of Leslie Knope. He plots to make a hostile takeover of Michael's business to throw him out of the Pantheon.
  • Speaking of Leslie, the Goddess of Beleaguered Bureaucracy was delighted to have her spiritual descendant into the pantheon. Ron was more nonplussed with him, hoping that a more competent boss could have taken the position. The three are plotting to ascend more of their kind into the Pantheon.
  • Sees the Pantheon as the perfect grounds to launch his song parodies. What he didn't know is that he's got competition. Weirld Al took up the challenge, with two often competing in a Battle of the Parody Bands in the House of Music. Al may have the experience, but Michael does have his followers.
  • Loves to put in in a sexual innuendo, so much that some deities considered giving him an additional title for it. To his delight, many other gods were more than willing to to exchange sexual innuendos with him. Despite all this, he hopes to settle down in a loving relationship and have kids.
    • When Isabela heard news of his innuendo skills, she couldn't help but answer the challenge. The resulting double entendres lasted for hours on end, causing many to shake their heads in disgust. In the end, the two lest satisfied taking on a Worthy Opponent.
  • He's often seen to have mental breakdowns numerous times. Trollkaiger released a video to one of his most famous outbursts, causing most in the Pantheon to burst out in laughter. Michael Scott responded with a smear campaign against the group. Reception was... more mixed, and only convinced them to troll them further by hacking his computers.
  • He's also known for creating alternate personas for himself, usually ending badly for those on the receiving end. Amadeus Cho claimed only through willpower of Hal Jordan prevented him from punching his Ping character. His Prison Mike character induced the eyerolls of the entire House of Crime. Things went heated when he used his Blind Guy McSqueezy to cop a feel of Tsunade. His return trip to his temple was courtesy of the Megaton Punch she delivered him. He's been more careful about using his alternate identities from now on.
  • Initially, he was surprised to see a group of short yellow beings hunched up outside his temple. Turns out the Minions thought that he was their boss Gru who share the same actor. They were disappointed that that wasn't the case, but Michael invited them in anyways. The Minions turned out to be one of his most loyal allies in the Pantheon. The Minions' competence is a different story, but it's not like he's fared any better.
  • Another person who confused him for the actor was Stephen Colbert. Apparently the two worked under the leadership of Jon Stewart, a man who ascended after him. Although he doesn't have any knowledge of that part of his life, the two decided to become friends to get to know each other.
  • Once that that telling a Chris Rock impersonation to Mr. T would be a good idea. He's been pulling out glass in his head from the window he got thrown out of to this day.
Advertisement:

    The School Life Club 
The School Life ClubMembers , Goddesses of Adult-less Settings (Yuri: Rii-chan, Miki: Mii-chan)
https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/school_live.png
In clockwise order: Yuki, Yuri, Miki, Taroumaru, and Kurumi

    Susy Hendrix 
Susy Hendrix, Goddess of House Protection
https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/49330_audrey_hepburn_susy_hendrix_varj_mig_sotet_lesz_1967.jpg
  • Demigoddess
  • Symbol: A doll stuffed with heroin.
  • Alignment: Neutral Good
  • Portfolio: Action Survivor, Alone with the Psycho, Disability Superpower, Handicapped Badass, The Mark
  • Domains: Blindness, Protection
  • Heralds: Sam (her husband), Gloria
  • Allies: Kevin McCallister, Matt Murdock/Daredevil, Laurie Strode, Marion Crane, Toph, Jayfeather, Lisbeth Salander, Leon and Mathilda
  • Enemies: Paul and Peter, Walter White, Tony Montana, Alex DeLarge
  • Susy is a vivacious young woman who has been blinded in a car accident for a year. When a doll stuffed with heroin was brought to her apartment by her husband, a trio of thugs led by Harry Roat broke into it in order to retrieve the doll back and convinced Susy that her spouse had been implicated in the crime and the only way to protect him is to surrender the doll. However, she proves to be resourceful and intelligent, which ultimately gives her an edge against the criminals. The Main House is rather sympathetic to her situation, and decided to ascend her for Protect This House.
  • Her temple is pretty much a recreation of her apartment. One improvement that was given to her new temple is that it was given a new security system that’s intended to ward off potential criminals from vandalizing it. Not that it prevented them from finding ways to hack through the system. Additionally, her husband, Sam, as well as Gloria also reside in that temple and has served as her heralds.
  • One particular deity that she is close with is Kevin McCallister, given their shared situation of having to deal with their house being invaded by a group of criminals. Kevin views Susy as a sort of mother figure, and sometimes, he would even come to her house to care for her due to her blindness. Thanks to Kevin, she has gotten into setting up traps in her house in case someone breaks into her apartment again.
  • Matt Murdock has also expressed an interest in Susy, impressed that a blind person like her was capable of defending herself against a group of criminals. While the two don’t interact much, they remain good friends.
    • Besides Daredevil, another blind person she is also on good terms is Toph Bei Fong. Susy is impressed with how a young blind girl like Toph can be capable of wielding earth powers.
    • As a blind cat, Jayfeather can relate to Susy’s difficulties and angst in living in blindness. He drops by her temple regularly to check on her and Susy has learned to expect him and leave treats for him. Consequently Susy is one of the few deities Jayfeather isn't a jerk to.
  • She doesn’t seem to have a liking for Peter and Paul, given that they would sneak up to different houses by having certain residents of said houses play a game, only to have them murdered. The two seem to have no problem wanting to play said game with her, but Susy, having learned from her experiences, has constantly to let them in her apartment. She’s also wary of Alex DeLarge and his droogs as they tend to attack people in whatever house they come across.
  • Another person that Susy had to deal with is Walter White, who seems to be interested in a doll that has cocaine inside. She has tried to avoid him after she heard about his connections with the drug ordeal. Tony Montana has also expressed equal interest on the doll as he felt that it could potentially give him a profit from the cocaine trade, which Susy has also objected to.
  • Became allies with both Laurie Strode and Marion Crane after hearing how both of them went through similar situations as she did. She is especially close with Laurie, who also had to deal with a home invasion, but also feels sorry for Marion given that the latter didn’t survive her visit to the Bates Motel.
  • Lisbeth Salander also ended up siding with Susy because she tends to be a defender of women who are disadvantaged in some way. Lisbeth would give Susy some advice in self-defense and get back at those who assail the blind woman. In turn, Susy, being a big believer in being nice to everyone, serves as a Morality Pet to Lisbeth.
  • Susy has also befriended Leon and Mathilda after hearing how the latter had her own problems because of her family being involved in drug-dealing and getting murdered by a corrupt officer who was also involved in the business. That, and Leon has recommended Mathilda to stay with Susy whenever he’s at work in hopes that Susy will serve as a good influence for the little girl.

Top

How well does it match the trope?

Example of:

/

Media sources:

/

Report