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    Alex J. Murphy / RoboCop 
Alex J. Murphy, God of Superhuman Police (RoboCop, OCP-001, OCP Crime Prevention Unit 001, The Future of Law Enforcement, Tin Man, Creator, Detroit's Cyborg Defender, Robert Cop)
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His 2014 incarnation 
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Lesser Gods

    Carmelita Fox 
Carmelita Montoya Fox, Goddess of Interpol Special Agents (Inspector Fox)
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  • Lesser Goddess (Greater Goddess while possessed by the Mask of Dark Earth)
  • Symbol: Her shock-pistol
  • Theme Song: Carmelita's Dance
  • Alignment: Generally Lawful Neutral
  • Portfolio: Interpol Special Agent, Action Girl with a shock pistol, Anti-Villain, quite cruel (though she claims to be honest), All Crimes Are Equal, constantly changing voices and accent, Sympathetic Inspector Antagonist, Friendly Enemy (sometimes), Knight Templar, Rival Turned Evil (when at her worst), Slap-Slap-Kiss
  • Domains: Law, Justice
  • High Priest: Koichi Zenigata
  • Allies: The Delta Cops (Aqua, Chun-Li, Lin Beifong, Mako, Bolin, Hidemi Hondou (Black Organization)), President Josiah Bartlet
  • Friendly Enemies: Sly Cooper, Bentley Turtle, Murray Hippo, Sora, Riku, Kairi
  • Enemies: Neyla, Penelope Mouse, Terra, Scar, Sash Lilac, Carol Tea, Milla Basset, most of the Houses of Crime, Hatred, and Villains.
  • Rival: Sark
  • Ascended because of her request to keep the pantheon in check after suspicious behavior from some gods. Let's just say that a lot of evil gods were "not pleased".
  • Sly overheard of Carmelita's ascension and wanted to congratulate her. However, he's got a big bounty on his head, she's very ticked on his ascension long ago, and even the vents are heavily secured... It's fortunate enough that Murray was waiting outside with the van should the attempt on the congrats fail.
  • At one point, Carmelita had a lancer named Neyla who teamed up with her in several missions, even though they hate each other's guts. Of course, Neyla was able to frame Carmelita for being an ally of Sly (when she hated him at the time), and got her suspended and captured by The Contessa. Carmelita was able to get her revenge later by smashing the Hate Chip that was keeping Neyla (and Clockwerk, whom she was possessing at the time) alive, getting her job back as a result.
  • Has a very black-and-white view on crime, and even the slightest mishap could cause you to be hunted down and shot at by Carmelita. It does not matter if you're an Anti-Hero like Kevin Levin, or purely innocent like Winnie the Pooh; commit one crime, and she'll pursue you until you're dead or in jail. In fact, Terra is even on her "black-list" thanks to the many times he helped several villains out, even if unintentionally.
    • Speaking of Keyblade Wielders, Carmelita has little trust towards Sora, due to his friendship with Jack Sparrow (a pirate), and would only team up with him if forced. She doesn't trust Riku either, on account of his former alliance with Maleficent. She doesn't think very highly of Kairi, either.
    • Heck, the only Keyblade Wielders Carmelita can even trust are Aqua and Ventus; the former because she also has a black-and-white view on criminals thanks to Master Eraqus' anti-darkness teachings (which once nearly lead to her recreating the χ-blade when she tried to assassinate Lady Tremaine and her daughters using light); the latter for not having a single nasty thought in his head. However, Aqua can sense a strong amount of darkness in Carmelita's heart, and fears her hatred towards the Cooper Gang (most of the time) will lead to her ending up like Terra. Ironically, Aqua succumbed first, leading to a rift between the two because of Carmelita's Black and White Insanity.
  • She claims to be an honest cop, but one adventure shows her as a villainous cop who's willing to kill Sly and his friends in order to stop them, and even shoots one of Penelope's guards for no reason. In fact, her darkened heart is one reason why the Mask of Dark Earth was able to latch onto her, and (combined with Bentley's sleep darts) grow her into a giant... and go on a rampage against the Cooper Gang.
    • She fully remembers her possession, and it's hinted that she was in full control, strengthening her status as a villain. A few gods even wondered what would happen if she and Sark were to clash in a battle...
    • Fortunately, things got better, though there was a bit of a zig zag. She and Sly entered a relationship when he seemingly got amnesia and forgot his thieving ways, only for him to be unable to resist a caper, thus angering her and breaking the two up. That said, this time chasing him around the world (and the timestream in this case) while meeting many of his ancestors caused her to realize that Sly, being a gentleman thief against crooks, fights the same good fight as her, just through the other side of the law. Ultimately the two would reconcile before getting separated in the final fight against a certain villain. Desperately searching high and low, neither she nor his gang found any trace of him... until he turned back up in Paris months later, revealing that he'd been stuck at the Pyramids of Egypt for a good while.
  • Unfortunately, Aqua and Carmelita fell out of speaking terms because of Aqua's fall to darkness. Even after Aqua was purified, and reunited with Terra and Ventus, Carmelita refused to talk to her for a time because of her devotion to the law. Then Aqua recalled the Mask of Dark Earth incident, upon which Carmelita... was surprisingly quick to take back her harsh stance, calling it a good answer and accepting her as an ally again.
  • When Chun-Li asked her about the sudden change of heart, Carmelita revealed how her last encounter with Sly had altered her perspective. While still opposed to thieves and criminals by default, she sees that there are virtuous ones out there. She's decided that working with them to nab the real bad guys can be her way of keeping them in line. As proof of this, she revealed that she has a spy on the inside of the Black Organization. She simply continued giving Aqua a hard time to make sure she was back to normal and understood why everything happened as it did with both of them.
  • Because she reminds them of Neera Li, Lilac and her friends don't really like sticking around with her. Carmelita on her part doesn't like them either due to Lilac and Carol's thieving pasts and Milla for siding with them.
  • Carmelita hates it when nothing against the views of the GUAL happens over a long period of time. Of course, here in this Pantheon, a lack of craziness is unheard of.
    Carmelita: (if nothing happens) Another uneventful patrol. This pantheon is beautiful, but a bit quiet for my tastes.
    • Her alliance with the GUAL seemed to have forced her into a Sadistic Choice in the aftermath of the "Diamond Disaster", where she must choose between staying with the GUAL and being labelled a villain, or return to the GUAG and lose her control over law and order. Fortunately, it turned out the Magistrate Judges and Council of Liberty were still intact as the force within the GUAL countering YHVH's tyrannical approach. Just as well, since she ultimately confessed she would've left otherwise after the last incident with Sly.

    Cole Phelps 
Cole Phelps, God of Cops That Follow The Rules (The Ghost, The Shadow of Death, The Pusher)
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  • Lesser God
  • Symbol: An LAPD badge
  • Theme Song: Menu Theme
  • Alignment: Lawful Good (Lawful Stupid at his worst)
  • Portfolio: A skilled boxer, one of the only honest cops in the LAPD, fluent in Japanese and is familiar with classic literature, haunted by the events on Okinawa, A Good Cop with some Bad Publicity, The Atoner
  • Domains: Detectives, Military, Crime Solving
  • Heralds: Stefan Bekowsky, Finbarr “Rusty” Galloway, Herschel Biggs
  • High Priest: Koichi Zenigata
  • Allies: Jim Gordon, Chief Wiggum, Lin Beifong, Naoto Shirogane
  • Conflicted opinion: Carmelita Fox, SomeCallMeJohnny of BrainScratchComms
  • Enemies: Carmen Sandiego, James Moriarty, Scott Shelby, Manny Pardo, The House of Villains, Banzai Chargers
  • Opposed By: The Couples of the House of Love, A few deities in the House of War
  • Odd Friendship: John Marston
  • Cole Phelps has been called by many names; Lieutenant, war hero, Patrolman, case man, Detective, and when he shed his mortal shell in 1947, God was soon added to the list. At first, Phelps was both in awe and lost of the strange world before him, but with the help of Jim Gordon, he was given a position in the House of Justice, working to improve his detective skills and keep the Pantheon a safer place.
  • Initially many were a bit skeptical about Phelps, considering he had a rather controversial affair that ruined his public perception and he has a rather dark military past he would rather leave behind. However, he ended up leaving a good impression after catching a member of the GUAE attempting to murder one of the heads of the GUAG before they had the chance and has since been gaining a more positive reception. He ended up impressing Inspector Zenigata after showing a stark dedication to Justice and conceded the By-the-Book Cop title to him.
    • However, there are plenty of Gods in the House of Love who will never live down his affair.
  • Like many good detectives in the Pantheon, Cole has dedicated himself to hunting down and apprehending both Carmen Sandiego and James Moriarty. Considering that Cole managed to catch one of the most infamous Serial Killers from his time (The Werewolf/Black Dahlia Killer) but was unable to be recognized considering the brother of the murderer was a powerful politician, he is more than up to the task and has received support from many of the law forces in the pantheon.
  • Phelps was quick to bring most of his old partners up as heralds, who often accompany him on investigations. The only exception was Roy Earle from the Vice desk. He was immediately booted out of the Pantheon after being brought up for inspection. Some though have found it odd that strange that Phelps didn’t choose his wartime associate and rival Jack Kelso for Herald. Phelps’s response;
    Cole Phelps: He’ll make it up. Sooner than later.
  • After hearing reports that his driving had become hazardous, Phelps paid a visit to SomeCallMeJohnny of the Super Gaming Brothers, telling him to stop spreading the rumours. Johnny then explained it was actually his brother Elliot doing the driving and promised to make sure the rumours stopped... they haven’t.
  • Sympathizes a lot with John Marston, strange considering no one expected the lawful Cole to become friends with a former outlaw. While at first Marston was hesitant to approach a fed, Phelps confessed that he also was a victim of things from his past that haunted him. also suffering a betrayal from a Jerkass associate and Cole even gave his life to save others from impending danger. The one thing Marston doesn't approve about Phelps is that he cheated on his wife with Elsa Lichtmann but other than that he is an ok guy.
  • Considers the likes of Scott Shelby and Manny Pardo to a be a disgrace to the armed forces. One because it perpetuated the stereotype of cops being uncaring deranged lunatics (Something he had been accused before thanks to some of his possible overreactions when interrogating someone) and the other because he took advantages of his clients to bury his dark deeds. With Shelby it hit to close to home when he heard his namesake of the Origami Killer, reminding him of a marine he commanded in the second World War, Ira Hogeboom, who later went to become a Serial Arsonist after Cole accidentally forced him to burn down a Japanese Cave full of Civilians and to atone he became obsessed with Origami figures.
  • Some people of the House of War have digged about Cole's past in the military and found out about his less than stellar performance as a Lieutenant. His own marines never liked him, some even came to resent him after the cave incident and later becoming a cop. For that reason, some of the soldiers in that house don't think highly of him.
    • Not helped by the fact that he is known as "The Shadow of Death" for his tendency to get his men killed, often unwillingly.
  • Japanese deities that lived during the WW2 era are not very fond of Cole given her involvement in the war, less so when they heard about the Cave incident. Ironically, his game is quite popular in modern Japan.
  • Whenever someone says something very suspicious, Phelps usually makes this face

    Dirty Harry 
Harold Francis Callahan, God of Vigilante Cops (Dirty Harry)
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  • Lesser God
  • Symbol: His .44 Magnum revolver on top of a Police Badge
  • Theme Song: from his movies
  • Alignment: Lawful Good with neutral tendencies
  • Portfolio: Anti-Hero, Carries a Smith & Wesson Model 29 .44 Magnum revolver, Clint Squint, Cool Shades, Deadpan Snarker, Exalted Torturer, Good Is Not Nice, Noble Bigot with a Badge, No Warrant? No Problem!,
  • Domains: Law, Good, Destruction, Torture, Defense, Guns
  • Followers: Burnett and Lowrey, Axel Foley, Tequila, Martin Riggs, Detectives Carter and Lee, U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens
  • High Priest: Lt. Frank Bullitt
  • Allies: Robocop, Samuel Vimes, Kurtis Stryker, Lennie Briscoe, Ron Swanson, John McClane
  • Enemies: The Joker, most gods in the Houses of Crime and Villains, Carl Johnson, Tommy Vercetti, Niko Bellic, Yosemite Sam
  • Rivals: Revolver Ocelot, John Marston, Lucky Luke, The Lone Ranger
  • Opposes: The Nostalgic Critic
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: The Punisher
  • Odd Friendship: The Man With No Name
  • Respects: The Undertaker
  • Annoys: Omar Little
  • The old god of Cowboy Law was Sledge Hammer!. No one doubted that he was completely devoted to the cause and his followers. In his last mission, he tracked down the Joker, cornering him on the street. His allies offered their assistance, with the Inspector responding: "Trust me; I know what I'm doing." Turns out he bit out more than he could chew, with the Joker spraying acid on his face. He was sent to the House of Health and Disease, but they were too late. A new god was needed, and it turns out there was a perfect candidate for the title; a man holding similar weapons walked up to take over the title. Once he ascended, Dirty Harry was quick to pick some of the most prominent cowboy cops in the Pantheon. He swore to bring the Clown Prince of Crime to justice. That doesn't mean he's willing to partner with any of them.
  • Many in the House of Justice were glad to see Harry ascend, citing him as an inspiration to not only for cops but for those with tough interrogation techniques. Even Sam Vimes, God of Policemen and leader of deified cops, lets him off with a loose leash, only pulling back under the most extreme decisions. Never one to team up with anyone, he prefers to work his cases on his own... until Sam Vimes pairs him up with the newest recruit in the house.
    • There is one god in the House that he meets up more than most, ironic as he also prefers to work alone. Both he and Ron Swanson share a breakfast meal together before they go back to work.
  • He just can't help but feel a connection with the mysterious Spirit of the West. Indeed, the two ever look similar. Oddly, the spirit visits Dirty Harry more often than most other deities.
  • When he found out that the Gorillaz made a song in commemoration of him, he could help but check it out. It was one of the few things that managed to warm Dirty Harry's heart... for a brief moment before going back to work.
  • Few suspected that the Undertaker would be a fan of his actions, but lo and behold some footage of him parodying Harry was found. Harry was merely amused.
  • He was not pleased in the slightest in the Nostalgic Critic when one of his followers released a scathing review of his exploits.
  • Harry is much more active in dealing with the House of Crime, ruffling up followers to get a chance to put them in jail. The deity of Gangsters is among the top of the list to capture. The followers of both deities run into each other many times. This extends to all of the GTA gods, whether they are associated with their criminal activities or not.
  • Sometimes goes on the hunt for Yosemite Sam whenever he goes back into his outlaw ways.
  • The only reason that Dirty Harry doesn't go after Omar Little is that there are far worst criminals to deal with as well as the fact that a few in the House of Justice depend on his intel. Omar himself has been able to get in good terms with the cop, with Harry seeing no difference between his thieves and that of more hardened criminals... to say nothing of his remarks on his color.
  • Some of the folks who work with the House of Justice aren't that fond of him either. Lucky Luke and the Lone Ranger see his tactics as too violent for their tastes.
  • There has been a discussion as to how Harry got his nickname. One would get no help from Harry himself, who has kept his mouth shut in the matter. The House of Love has pulled much of its resources into finding the unlucky girl who was responsible.
  • If the Punisher was an official police officer, the two would have been on better terms. Common methods aside, Harry sees him as a vigilante that acts outside of the law. Still, the two often team up as they both go after similar criminals, leaving many of them dead as a result. That's probably why the two do not regard themselves as enemies for now.
  • There is little doubt that the House of Justice is often under Revolver Ocelot's machinations, no matter how hard the gods there deny that. So when Dirty Harry took a more prominent role there, he couldn't help but grimace. This is one cop that won't be as easy to manipulate. The best he could do was to point out more dangerous villains for Harry to put down.
  • Always keeps a bullet handy whenever he visits John Marston's temple. The retired outlaw may no longer be in business, but Harry is willing to work on the more aggressive gods to bring him in at the slightest misstep.
  • When John McClane found out about the new god of Vigilante Cops, he went straight over to Harry's temple, offering him a meal on the house. Both of them discussed the problems with bureaucracy in the police force before parting ways. The two are one of the most prolific action heroes in the Pantheon. Dirty Harry knows that danger always seems to follow the human monkey wrench, making it easy for him to track down the perpetrators.
  • Whenever he does corner a villain, he prefers to keep track on the number of bullets in his Magnum, daring them to attack them so they could find out if he has one more bullet...
    Dirty Harry: Go ahead. Make my day.

    The Imperial Watch 
Okay. Who's nex- oh, whoops. Didn't mean to knock that ov-

"Stop right there, criminal scum! Nobody breaks the law on my watch! I'm confiscating your stolen goods. Now pay your fine or it's off to jail."

The Imperial Watch, Divine Implacable Law Enforcement Unit
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A guard apart of the Imperial Watch
  • Demigods individually. Lesser Gods as an organization.
  • Symbol: The banner for the Imperial Legion. Alternatively, a silhouette of the Imperial City.
  • Alignment: Lawful Neutral. Many elements of Lawful Stupid.
  • Portfolio: City Guards of the Imperial City, Nice Guys until the law is broken, Shoplift and Die, Disproportionate Retribution, Incoming Large Ham
  • Domains: Authority, Guards, Implacability
  • Allies: The non-evil members of the House of Justice (sort of), The 501st Legion, Miko Miyazaki
  • Enemies: The Dark Brotherhood, The Goat, The Goose, The Rock of Ages, Many of the Grand Theft Auto deities
  • Opposed by/Opposes: The Daedric Princes, The entire House of Crime, anyone who breaks the law
  • Conflicting Opinion: The Eight Travelers (sometimes allies, sometimes enemies)
  • Annoyed by: The Adoring Fan, Just about every trickster/troublemaking deity out there. Specific ones include Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Screwy Squirrel, The Road Runner, and Jerry
  • Heralds: Just about every other guard in The Elder Scrolls series
  • Every city needs it guards. They're integral to maintaining order and peace, after all, it goes without saying. And obvious people would appreciate it more if they're dedicated to their jobs, though there is such a thing as "too much" in everything. Enter the Imperial Watch, the city guards for the Imperial City at Cyrodiil. They're a nice bunch of guys in all honesty, but Divines forbid you break the law within their presence. Refuse to pay for your crime or spend jail-time and they will hound you to no end. No, it doesn't matter how severe the crime is, be it something as bad as murder or as innocuous as petty theft. They sniff out law-breaking as if they were bloodhounds and will rip you apart like wild dogs if you still prove resistant.
  • Their ascension to the Pantheon was quite smooth and simple, especially in light to some other ascensions. The same can't be said about their introduction, however. They were first sighted collectively wailing on this one god. When the commotion was broken up by the House's local authorities the guards clarified that they were dealing with a filthy pickpocket. Similar, extreme cases of this enforcement of the law have been reported in and around the Pantheon not long after and after one guard was sighted literally chasing a god down on horseback for (accidentally) trespassing it didn't take long for people to realize what the guards ascended for.
  • Technically speaking, the Imperial Watch are not the only garrison of guards brought into the Pantheon. Various other city guards throughout the providence of Cyrodiil have been brought in to bolster their numbers from Bruma to Cheydinhal. Cosmetic differences aside, they share the same amount of zeal in upholding the law as they do with the Imperial Watch. It's just the latter was specifically chosen to be the face for the garrisons. In addition, various other guards throughout Tamriel's long and rich history have joined the fray. For example, the ones that hail from Hammerfall and High Rock are of seemingly never ending supply and will come for the perpetrator, often out of nowhere with little warning besides screaming "HALT!" ad infinium. Those that hail from the providence of Skyrim aren't that much behind, either. While notably not as omnscient or extreme compared to their compatriots not even nature herself is above the law in their eyes and they've been known to try and arrest Slaughterfish down by the rivers.
  • Worship of Daedra is greatly frowned upon throughout the Empire, the general consensus being that they're all evil, so it would come natural that they really didn't take kindly to the presence of the Daedric Princes. Of course, they can't do much against them personally, many of whom don't even acknowledge the watch's presence if at all (except for Sheogorath, though he has personal his reasons as he was once the Champion of Cyrodiil), and have since continued the Empire's policy on cracking down on their worship and dealings. On a less one-sided note the Dark Brotherhood were not at all happy hearing of the Imperial Watch's arrival since that means their operations are less likely to go as perfectly as before.
    • That said, they aren't quite adverse at the thought of working together. One time, when a Dark Brother was roaming the House of Love they suddenly had their belongs stolen by a god who's identity has yet to be disclosed. The assassin drew their name and screamed bloody murder at the thief and soon a handful of guards came marching on in. It culminated with both the assassin and the guards murdering the criminal and one of them warning the assassin that they're keeping an eye on him before both parties awkwardly stared at the corpse before walking away.
    Imperial Watchman: Hm. Body's still warm. Looks like there's a killer about.
  • Asides from the Princes and the Dark Brotherhood they also don't really like the Adoring Fan. Unlike them, it's not because he's a criminal or anything like that. He's just annoying. And without the Champion of Cyrodiil around that means he's more likely to cross paths with him since's more open to a figure to fawn for as Grand Champion. They'll still punish those committing assault or murder towards him as with every other crime, they're just more empathetic of the reasons this time around.
  • You are a fool if you think the physical limitations of their own bodies can contain their ability to uphold the law.
  • Due to their placement, many of their numbers are greatly concentrated in around the House of Justice. They're friendly enough to anyone who isn't outwardly corrupt and evil though the same can't really be reciprocated due to their methods. And befitting their role, it actually isn't that uncommon of a sight to see them assisting the 501st Legion. Mind you, the troopers are pretty numerous on their own but it doesn't help to have a few more watchful eyes around. Especially in the Pantheon, where it can all too easily nosedive into its usual chaotic shenanigans, never-mind the giant overarching war involving these larger than life alliances and cabals. Their only real ally who isn't at all exasperatted by their determination is Miko Miyazaki whom they believe is a shining example when it comes to knights and paladins. This is in spite of the fact that conceptually she was made to criticize those types who zealously follow the code.
    • On the other side of the spectrum they really aren't a fan of the fact that there's an entire House dedicated to crime and other such dubious folk and business. They'd tear down the entire House if they'd could but setting aside the resistance they would meet the place but they're actually not allowed in to begin with. They heed the ban, but that doesn't stop them from waiting outside the various entrances.
    Thief: Hm. No sign of 'em. Looks like the coast is cl-
    [A guard falls from the sky]
    Imperial Watchman: It's all over, lawbreaker! Your spree is at an end. I'll take any stolen goods you have. The next move is yours — Pay your fine, or I haul you away!
  • They have remarkably mixed feelings with a certain party known as the Eight Travelers. On one hand, they respect them as heroes for what they've done for Osterra with beating out the Dark God known as Galdera. It brings back to mind the Champion of Cyrodiil and their accomplishments during the events of the Oblivion Crisis all those years ago. On the other hand, they also don't tolerate their occasional psychopathic shenanigans either through buying/stealing everything that isn't properly nailed down on a person, picking a fight with all sorts of citizens, or just being nosy and annoying. No lawbreaking will ever be tolerated, even if they walk from one end of the Pantheon to next and jump into some other dimension or something. Even as they eventually choose to pay the tavern keepers to improve their reputation they still look at them somewhat warily.
  • It would come off as no surprise that they'd be the by many a troublemaker and trickster throughout the Pantheon. There's far too many who fit that descriptor that have indeed took their shot against the Imperial Watch (it's practically a write of passage at this point) but there are a few sound-outs. Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and Screwy Squirrel were among the first to go out of their way to push their buttons, the former doing so because he was of course dealt the first blow for something innocuous as picking up a carrot off the ground (which was his to begin with, by the by, after one of the guardsmen pushed him aside and make him drop it). The Roadrunner and Jerry are also quite the standouts, though their mischief usually came from messing with their respective adversaries.
  • One of the worst offenders they've encountered by far would be dreaded gang consisting of the Goose, the Goat, and the Rock of Ages. The infamy of this terrible trio is known throughout the lands and the imperials have been aching at a chance to make them pay. When asked about them, they claim that time and time again they have slipped through their grasp just when they think they've caught up with them. In reality, it's not even close. Not on your life. The Goat and the boulder makes it damn near impossible.
    • Second to them are the many gods that hail from the Grand Theft Auto series as many of them in some way have committed and/or have connection to crime, something the Imperial Watch has found completely unacceptable. They would have asked that the Court of Gods kick every last one of them out but alas, such a request would be utterly unrealistic. They've since stuck with chasing them down, often times on foot, even when their targets on vehicles by way of... you know, grand theft auto.
Like I'm gonna pay a fine for a fork!

"Then pay with your blood!"
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    Jim Gordon 
James Worthington "Jim" Gordon, God of Lawful Allegiance to Superheroes (Commissioner Gordon, Batman, Jack the Ripper)
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Gordon, as played by JK Simmons 
  • Lesser God
  • Symbol: The GCPD badge
  • Theme Song: Gordon's Theme from Gotham
  • Alignment: Lawful Good (Chaotic Evil in Gaslight)
  • Portfolio: By-the-Book Cop, Lawful Ally to Batman, Badass Normal, Reasonable Authority Figure, The Stoic, The Fettered, Morality Chain to Batman, Briefly Succeeding Batman
  • Herald: Harvey Bullock
  • High Priest: Naomasa Tsukauchi
  • Allies:
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Dirty Harry, Judge Dredd
  • Avoids: J.J. Jameson
  • Conflicting Opinion: Catwoman, Amanda Waller
  • Enemies: The Joker, The Riddler, Mr. Freeze, Bane, Talia Al Ghul, Walter White
  • Known by many as Batman's only law-abiding ally, Jim Gordon was a rare one - an honest cop in a city so full of corruption that everyone treated him as if he were corrupt. Though his first meeting with Batman was on shaky terms, he eventually grew to accept that for the time being, Gotham needed the vigilante to keep order.
  • Managed to ascend thanks to Batman and his friends using their godhood and some help from the GUAG, as a police liaison for the Pantheon's numerous superheroes was needed. Barbara Gordon in particular was happy to see her father in the Pantheon.
    • Wasn't all that surprised to learn that Batman's infamous rogues gallery had ascended as well.
  • Shocked to learn Thomas and Martha Wayne were present in the Pantheon. Gordon was already working on the GCPD by the time the Waynes were murdered. He was the one who comforted a young Bruce Wayne in the precinct, indirectly becoming a father figure to the traumatized child. Thomas and Martha thanked him for being there for Bruce and giving him some hope for the future.
  • It has been said that Gordon is smart enough to figure out the secret identities of every superhero. He is Gotham's best cop, after all. He simply chooses not to out of respect for their work and to keep plausible deniability.
  • Given his notorious partnership with Batman, it's no surprise Gordon is friends with Inspector G. Lestrade, who has a similar partnership with Sherlock Holmes. Conversely, this also makes him an enemy to Moriarty, someone who Gordon that for all his intellect and posturing, is not really any better than The Joker or The Riddler.
  • Has his hands full whenever he has to work on a case alongside Dirty Harry and Judge Dredd. To wit: he has the most notorious rulebreaker in police history on one hand, and the practical embodiment of law on the other. It's only thanks to Gordon these two haven't shot each other.
  • In one continuity that gave focus to Gordon's early years as a cop, he shared the same voice as Batman. After some awkward glares to each other, Gordon and Batman ultimately accepted it as a way to strengthen their friendship.
    • At the same time, he had the same voice as notorious drug lord Walter White. Having heard of White's crimes, Gordon has sworn to take him in. However, White knows how to cover his tracks and dares not to attack Gordon directly, as doing so will send Batman and his family coming for him, and given the enemies they face, all of which can get in the way of his criminal enterprise, watching is all he's going to do. Fortunately, that same avatar also earned him the friendship of Zordon, who offers him guidance and counsel in his quest for justice.
  • Annoyed that he shares an avatar with J.J. Jameson, given his hatred of superheroes, including Batman. Not helping matter is Jameson threating to smear the GCPD for being so incompetent that they need help from a vigilante. Clearly, Jameson hasn't spent a day in Gotham. Meanwhile, Spider-Man loves Gordon, thinking him to be a more rugged and serious version of Uncle Ben.
  • Good friends with Sirius Black, and not just because they look the same. Aware Sirius was majorly screwed over by the wizarding world's legal system, Gordon feels obligated to make sure no has to suffer what Sirius endured. At least, Sirius appreciates Gordon's efforts and has helped in some cases as a consultant in magical affairs.
    • Robocop once confused him for Dr. Norton thanks to that same avatar. Once the confusion was cleared up, Gordon and Murphy became friends. Gordon even said that Robocop's black armor kinda reminds him of Batman.
  • As a believer in the rule of law, Gordon has an uneasy relationship with Amanda Waller, who is famous for being The Handler of the Suicide Squad. Although she keeps criminals on a short leash, her ruthlessness creeps him out to no end. In fact, he fears Batman could become just as nasty as her if he ever loses sight of his principles.
  • He once subbed for Batman. He'd rather not talk about it.

Demigods

    Axel Stone, Adam Hunter & Blaze Fielding 
Axel Stone, Adam Hunter & Blaze Fielding, Deities of Rebellious Cops
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Left to right: Adam, Axel, Blaze

    Captain Holt 
Captain Raymond Holt, God of Minorities in the Police Force (Captain Holt)
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  • Demigod
  • Symbol: His Medal of Valor
  • Alignment: Lawful Good
  • Portfolio: The Ace, Loves Analyzation, By-the-Book Cop, The Captain, Became a Bit More Fun In His Later Years, Cold Ham, The Comically Serious, Cultured Badass Gay, Perpetual Frowner, No Social Skills, Reasonable Authority Figure, Straight Gay (Mostly), Takes Competition Seriously, The Stoic, Team Dad, Will Not Tell a Lie
  • Domains: Cops, Race, Homosexuality
  • Heralds: Kevin Cozner, his husband, and Cheddar, his pet Corgi
  • Followers: Pero, Ron Stallman, The Issacson Brothers, Christina "Chris" Alonso, Lou
  • Superior to: Jake Peralta, Amy Santiago
  • Allies: All good Deities in the Houses of Justice and Romantic Orientation, Cole Phelps, John Luther, Patrick Jane, Renée Montoya, Mozart and Beethoven
  • Enemies: All evil Deities in the House of Crime, Bambi Hughes
  • Pities: Anthony Chu
  • Opposes: Rosco P. Coltrane
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Gene Hunt, John Constantine
  • Odd Friendship: Team RWBY
  • Jake Peralta and Amy Santiago enjoyed working in the Pantheon, but something was always wrong. Police duties weren't the same without their boss, Captain Holt, so they tried convincing him to come with them. He wasn't impressed with Jake's description of it being "a place filled with various characters from pop culture", mostly because only 1% of the gods were from historical classics. However, he relented and is now giving them orders in the House of Justice.
    • He ended up getting Twofer Token Minority as his trope, since throughout his time at the NYPD, it was regularly noted that he was black and gay and was promoted up the ranks partly because of his race and sexuality. Holt was conflicted about this, as he wanted to ascend because of all of the hard work he had done and not because he's a minority. However, as someone who had to face discrimination early in his career, he's happy that most of the Pantheon is fine with his lifestyle.
  • Just from seeing his personality, many were surprised that he's actually gay. With that said, Holt isn't entirely free of features from Camp Gay stereotypes, it's just hard to tell from his reserved nature. He's fussy, neat, and cultured, and is an amazing ballroom dancer. Plus, he especially loves classical music. In fact, he nearly lost his breath when saw Mozart and Beethoven in the same house.
  • Holt's the founding member of an organization for African American gay and lesbian police officers, so he's very disappointed that there aren't any cops (or anyone) who's Black and LGBT in the Pantheon. He does hope that he can get more alike people to ascend.
    • He tried to find other law-enforcing minorities with varying degrees of success. Despite his questionable methods, John Luther is good co-workers with him. On the other hand, Holt really finds it hard to tolerate John Constantine due to his smartass attitude, though he does admit his abilities are very useful for stopping fantastical criminals.
  • He was wary of Cole Phelps for being a white guy from the late 1940s, a not-so-progressive time in history. Surprisingly, not only was Cole fine with him, they found a common interest in classic literature. The two have worked on various cases ever since.
  • Holt works a lot with Renée Montoya, not just that she's a fellow twofer token, but because she also faced discrimination for being homosexual. (In Renée's case, from her parents) Holt has noted that she reminds him of a (somehow) tougher version of Rosa Diaz. Granted, Rosa's bisexual, not a lesbian, but she's close enough for him.
  • As someone who loves analyzation, he can definitely appreciate a guy like Patrick Jane, who uses it to solve crimes. Unfortunately, this slightly ruined his partnership with Jake, who's pretty much best buds with Mr. Jane's rival, Shawn Spencer. For what it's worth, their interactions have gotten more hilarious.
  • Just because he's gay, doesn't mean that he gets along with every LGBT deity. One example of this is Buck Hughes; Holt is quite disgusted with his actions, and has successfully arrested him once when Buck tried to "have fun" with him.
  • For obvious reasons, he doesn't care for Gene Hunt's bigotry. Every time they meet, it's often filled with insults (with Gene using a specific word). Being tired of this conflict, the House of Justice forced them both to solve a case in hope that they'll warm up with each other. It kind of worked, but don't expect them to team up again.
  • He prefers his food bland and sees it as fuel more than anything else, so he mostly avoids the House of Food unless he's hungry. Upon getting his "Flavorless Nutrition Brick", he saw Anthony Chu eating a victim's finger.
    Holt: "Why are you eating that finger?"
    Tony: "It's for a case. Basically, every time I eat something, I get psychic visions of memories for what I ate. That finger I had from the poor guy? I just saw him head off to work."
    Holt: "And this is part of your job?"
    Tony: "Essentially my entire job."
    Holt: "..."
    Holt: "Wow, that is disgusting! I hope you have a nice day."
  • Considering that they're both laughably bland and stoic, some deities have compared him to Maud Pie. He'd like it if they'd stop telling him that, not because he insulted by it, in fact, he sees it as a compliment as he finds her very interesting since she's a talking pony, forgetting that the Pantheon is a World of Weirdness.
  • Holt had to deal with a corrupt sheriff when he was in Florida, so he naturally hates Rosco P. Coltrane. Though, even Rosco wouldn't go as far as to be homophobic like that cop was.
  • He may not seem like it, but Holt is really good at taking care of dogs as seen with his pet Corgi, Cheddar. One day, he was taking him for a walk, when Cheddar ran near Team RWBY to meet Zwei. While Holt was hesitant at first, due to how tough Zwei is, he relented and both him and the team have set up meetings so the two Welsh Corgis can play with each other.

    Clancy Wiggum 
Clancy Wiggum, God of Cops Straddling The Line Of Incompetence And Malice
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  • Demigod
  • Symbol: The Springfield Police badge
  • Theme Song: COPS: In Springfield
  • Alignment: Lawful Stupid
  • Portfolio: Bad Cop/Incompetent Cop Fat Bastard and/or Fat Idiot, Incompetent Police (Sometimes), Doting Parent, Juggling Loaded Guns, Likes To Nickname, Dirty Cop or Sympathetic Inspector Antagonist, Suspect Is Hatless, Chummy With Organized Crime, Occasionally Having A Good Point, You Gotta Have Blue Hair
  • Domains: Police, Donuts, Incompetence, Loaded Guns
  • Heralds: Eddie and Lou
  • High Priest: Officer Barbrady
  • Allies: Ralph Wiggum (his son), Krusty the Clown, Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, Aoi Asahina, Rosco P. Coltrane, Miko Miyazaki, Koichi Zenigata, John Hartigan
  • Vitriolic Best Buds with: The Simpson family, mainly Homer Simpson
  • Enemies: Sideshow Bob, Light Yagami, Teru Mikami, Tohru Adachi, Ethan Roark Junior
  • Outwitted by: Many a god in the House of Crime like Jack Horner, Kasumi Goto and Sly Cooper
  • Opposed by: Most competent police, Sirius Black
  • Commissioner Clarence "Clancy" Wiggum is the head of police in Springfield Police department, however, his work leads many to wonder how he even managed to become a member of the police in the first place. On many an occasion, he is shown to be a Dirty Cop who accepts bribes, but has just as proven to simply be incompetent and sometimes even pitiable. Ultimately it's unclear where he stands on the Bad Cop/Incompetent Cop scale.
  • Represents a number of negative qualities to the police, though he does try sometimes. This can reach Too Dumb to Live moments when he does things like eat donuts with his gun. In spite of his incompetence he has some skill, successfully finding the kidnapped Bart and chasing Marge and Ruth Powers when they went on the lam. If he musters enough passion towards his job, he'll dedicate himself to follow through with it.
  • He is disliked by most competent police and other competent members of his house, though being relatively harmless this rarely troubles him. Most either wonder how he managed to become chief of police or dread ever visiting Springfield if their bar for chief of police is this low. Sirius Black takes some issue with him due to how he was screwed over by the incompetence of law.
  • Most who oppose him aren't that malicious about it, but there are gods who outright hate him. Teru Mikami despises the incompetence of Springfield Police due to his position as a dedicated attorney and obsession with justice, declaring him a disgrace to the system and would've written his name on the Death Note were it not for the fact Death Is Cheap in the Trope Pantheon. Light Yagami shares Teru's contempt for someone like him being on the police force. His father Soichiro doesn't have any respect for Clancy, though obviously doesn't want to see him die.
  • Often visits the House of Commerce, trying to get food cheaper using bribes. It's not as successful as in Springfield however. He shares the donuts he gets with Aoi Asahina and enjoys spending time with her. That being said there are some so corrupt even he will not honor bribes. This led to a confrontation with Ethan Roark Junior, who wanted to get out of a parking ticket. When informed of the horrible things he's done, Wiggum angrily ordered for his arrest. The Yellow Bastard was sneaky and managed to steal his gun away, only for John Hartigan to shoot him in the balls against and save the officer.
  • While not that popular in his house, there are gods there who get along with him. He is good friends with Roscoe P Coltrane given they're incompetent cops, and have gone on a number of hilarious adventures trying to get the Duke Boys. Miko Miyazaki works well with him due to his lawful stupidity, and while an honest cop Koichi Zenigata is sympathetic to his failed attempts to be a good cop.
  • For all his flaws he's a Doting Parent to Ralph Wiggum. He was overjoyed to see that his son had ascended, and immediately went to the House of Philosophy in order to give him a big old hug. Because of the relationship he has with his son and the Simpsons' family's habit of getting involved with the law, he often gets involved with said Simpsons family.
  • Often tries to get involved with the House of Crime, however most members are far more competent than he is and keep outwitting him. Jack Horner made a joke of Springfield's prison system, and he couldn't stop Kasumi Goto and Sly Cooper's thievery. That being said, he's not adverse to getting long with those in the house of crime. He ended up forming a very close friendship with Fat Tony. Devastated to see him die, he was overjoyed to see the original Fat Tony alive in the Trope Pantheon.
  • There are some criminal gods that even he won't give leeway, two of which are Sideshow Bob and Tohru Adachi. Sideshow Bob is due to constantly arresting him and going after Krusty the Clown, who he gets along with. Tohru is due to being a cop and while he's a Dirty Cop, he cannot stand a Killer Cop. He's also made a point that just because you're a Classy Cat-Burglar or Lovable Rogue doesn't excuse you from a crime.
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    Inspector Javert 
Inspector Javert, God of Pursuit (The Implacable One, Emperor of the Devils, Jajvert)
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  • Demigod
  • Symbol: A silhouette of his hands.
  • Theme Song: "Stars"
  • Alignment: Absolute Lawful Neutral; some would say Lawful Stupid
  • Portfolio: Honor Before Reason, Anti-Villain, Bureaucracy, Pursuit, Good Is Not Nice, Badass Baritone, Badass Longcoat, Black and White Insanity, By-the-Book Cop, feared amongst those in the Pantheon, Principles Zealot, ultimately driven to suicide
  • Domains: Law, Trickery, Retribution, Inquisition
  • Followers: Samuel Gerard, Leclerc, Game Master, Chase Devineaux, Miko Miyazaki
  • Allies: Judge Dredd (to an extent), Miko Miyazaki (also to an extent), Caitlyn, Vi
  • Opposes: Virtually, The entire House of Crime, especially Jean Valjean, The Dark Judges, Rosco P. Coltrane, Monkey D. Luffy, Dolores Umbridge
  • Opposed by: Tintin, Ferris Bueller, Perry Mason, Phoenix Wright
  • Pities: Rorschach, Koichi Zenigata
  • When someone absolutely needs to be caught, the House of Justice sends this man to do the job. Javert will stop at nothing to bring the perp to justice. And gods forbid you try to break out of jail, as he will hunt you down to the ends of the earth to drag you back in bars. Whether he wants to enjoy seeing you punished, or if he honestly believes it's for your and everyone else's own good.
    • Inspector Javert bears a near-pathological obsession toward Jean Valjean that has not abated in the slightest since the end of their respective mortal lives (their relationship varying between what everyone else has seen or heard about them), but he is as of yet unable to capture his rival. Despite only stealing a loaf of bread, he remain's Javert top priority, even when other officers pleaded to focus on other cases.
    • They had hoped that Jean Valjean's absence may finally calm his nerves. It only drove him further into paranoia, afraid that he may never find justice. Valjean's return in the House of Crime had him running straight into the temple with no backup. It went as well as one would expect. As punishment, he was demoted to Demigod. That won't stop him from achieving his objective one bit.
  • Despite demoting the officer, Dredd has an admiration for Javert's praise of the law. The Frenchman remains one of his persistent followers, knowing Javert can be relied on to do his best. Yet even he doesn't understand the man's obsession with a criminal that committed the slightest of crimes.
  • That's not to say Javert doesn't have anyone willing to help him out. Miko has wholeheartedly agreed with his terms. Javert is well pleased with her passion for upholding the law, but even he admits she goes too far. For example, he only wants Jean Valjean to serve time for violating his probation, not execute him. He has to constantly remind her not to go too far.
  • That pales in comparison to what the Dark Judges want to do to him, especially Judge Death. It eventually became too much for him to bear, signaling his opposition to their methods.
  • As shown in his followers page, there are many gods that have been dogged by his followers, whether justified or not. As such, he is far from the favorite officer in the House of Justice. Javert has defended their actions, stating if said gods would stop running and sort things out then they would be left alone.
    • Tintin would love that Javert stops sending Thomson and Thompson after him every time he goes off in an adventure. That said, they do end up helping him sometimes, following him to catch whatever bad guy Tintin is investigating.
    • Ferris Bueller has to deal with Javert every time he skips school. Either him or Principal Rooney would stop at nothing to bring him back to school.
    • Most officers don't even put Luffy in high regard for his piracy... except Javert. He has sent Smoker after the pirate. Unfortunately, his follower has long since been outpaced in power.
    • Illidan has to keep fending off Maiev Shadowsong whenever she's dispatched by Javert, though he's since become powerful enough to not worry too much about the fanatic Night Elf Warden.
    • Those that do get caught are usually protected by either Perry Mason or Phoenix Wright. Those two are usually successful in proving their clients to be not guilty. Javert is fine with the verdict; it's just that the attorneys wish Javert would do a better job vetting his targets.
  • Most cops are wary with working with Javert, buy Caitlyn has proven to be the exception. She too has to deal with the agony of failing to capture one criminal. The two bonded over their failures and strove to help each other. They've proven to be a daunting team; no one has been able to escape when they worked together. Don't bother asking him if he knows who Caitlyn's target is. He's kept things tight-lipped.
    • The one sore spot would be with her partner Vi. While she has been vindicated of her past crimes, she ex-criminal can still hear complaints that she should have served her time.
  • While he admires this cop's tenacity to capture the Dukes of Hazzard, he still holds Rosco to a low regard. The Inspector has little patience for his constant failings against a group delinquent teenagers.
  • It's the same with Inspector Zenigata, but the bumbling cop is a more honest cop than the person above him. Javert has offered to help his fellow inspector, but Zenigata's refusal for help was almost expected. But would want to find their man on their own.
  • While he goes after the man for unlawful vigilantism, even he can't help but have a similar guilt for Rorschach. The man also saw things in black and white and ultimately couldn't survive a world full of gray. Sure that doesn't mean they will be friends any time soon, but the masked man may be the only criminal Javert might see as a Justified Criminal.
  • Is among many gods that absolutely despise Dolores Umbridge, though his reasoning is different than most. While he would agree the students at Hogwarts were acting irresponsibly, he was disgusted with how she abused her authority.
  • Has a good relationship with Maximus, as both shared an avatar and seek justice.
  • Jack Sparrow only sees Javert in an avatar that kinda looks like Barbossa, giving him more reasons to oppose the inspector.

Quasideities

    Inspector Lestrade 
Inspector G. Lestrade, God of Police Officers Aided By Great Detectives (Giles, Greg, Gareth, Gordon, Sholto, Gavin, Graham, Geoff, Giles)
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The Modern Lestrade
  • Quasideity
  • Symbol: A (New) Scotland Yard police badge
  • Theme: Lestrade - The Movie
  • Alignment: Lawful Good
  • Portfolio: Inspector Lestrade, Much More Competent Than Usually Portrayed, The Rival to Sherlock Holmes (though not a good one) and Inspector Tobias Gregson
  • Domains: British Law, Assistance, Apprehending
  • Herald: Scotland Yard police under him
  • High Priest: Inspector Juzo Megure
  • Allies:
  • Friendly Rival: Commissioner James Gordon, Cole Phelps
  • Vitriolic Best Friends: Chief Inspector Jacques Clouseau
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Clancy Wiggum
  • Friendly Enemy: The Phantom Thieves of Hearts
  • Enemies: Professor James Moriarty, Arsène Lupin, Scott Shelby, The Slavers
  • Wary of: Goro Akechi
  • Evil(?) Counterpart: Inspector Javert
  • Opposes: The Houses of Crime and Tainted Law
  • Conflicting Opinion: Milky Holmes
  • It was an ordinary day in Baker Street when Inspector Lestrade came to 221b to consult with Sherlock Holmes on what he, at the time, thought was the most interesting (and mind-boggling) case he'd come across in weeks. That is, until he found neither of the flat's two occupants. After a bit of searching (and perhaps some minor snooping around), the Inspector was intrigued to find a door in the room he'd never seen before. Upon going through the unlocked door, Lestrade was bewildered to find Holmes and Watson waiting on the other side, who introduced him to the strange and crazy world of the Pantheon, a place where gods—including them—lived. Apparently they'd nominated him to be one, too, and he'd won, to Lestrade's great astonishment. As they made their way to the Main House to have his ascension made official, Holmes took this time to ask the Inspector what case must have brought him to Baker Street in the first place. Lestrade was somewhat embarrassed to realize he'd completely forgotten whatever that strange case had been about...
  • Inspector G. Lestrade is, according to Sherlock Holmes, the "best of the professionals". This may be a shallow compliment, however, considering Sherlock's usual opinion of "the professionals" in question, i.e. Scotland Yard. Nevertheless, most anytime Holmes works with the police, Lestrade is the one acting as the representative of the law, helping him solve cases as best he can and arresting the culprit when they inevitably get caught.
    • He has no problem telling those who ask what the "G" stands for, but no one can ever seem to remember what he tells them... the list of most common guesses are (in no particular order): Greg, Gareth, Gordon, Giles, and... Sholto? Holmes himself usually just calls him by his last name, and gives a different first name every time he's asked about it.
  • Ever since arriving in the Pantheon, Lestrade's increased workload and Holmes' increased demand from clients has forced the Inspector to branch out and consult with other detectives in the Pantheon, most of which are at the recommendation of Holmes himself. Although his jealousy at their greater investigative skills can flare up on occasion (particularly when getting assisted by much younger[-looking] deities), for the most part Lestrade's gotten used to being outclassed by those with sharper minds than his and respects them all, keeping his interactions as amiable as possible.
    • Prefers working with detectives whose methods are close to, if not identical, to that of Sherlock's, such as Conan Edogawa (even if he does find it difficult at times to take him seriously due to how young the kid isnote ) and, of course, Basil and Dawson (though he finds working with them rather difficult, since they're, y'know... micenote ).
    • Didn't think he'd ever find a detective with a bigger ego than Holmes until he had to work with Hercule Poirot, who often refers to him condescendingly as "Inspector Japp" (Lestrade, in a bit of playful retaliation, once pronounced his name "Poy-roat". The Belgian was not amused). However, even though Lestrade considers Poirot's very different investigative techniques (based more around psychological profiling than physical evidence) and habit of not revealing important details until the very end of the investigation irritating, there was little doubt that his methods get the job done and the Belgian detective's confidence is well-founded.
    • Would never tell either of them this to their faces, but he thinks L and Near are even stranger people than Sherlock is... which is really saying something. On a completely unrelated note, Watson once caught Lestrade trying to crouch on his office chair and eating lots of sugary candies. After all, now that he's worked with two legendary detectives who sit like that, maybe it would work for him.
    • His, as Holmes would put it, "shockingly conventional" way of thinking can make him a little uncomfortable working with detectives like the aforementioned Conan Edogawa, Ms. Marple, Nancy Drew, and Kyoko Kirigiri who are much younger (and/or more... um... female) than he's used to, even if they are no less capable than their peers. This leads to some tension when working with the Investigation Team, as he has to consciously remind himself that Naoto Shirogane isn't a guy. It certainly doesn't help that people are always calling her the "Detective Prince"note . He does make efforts to try and hide this discomfort, though, even if he knows it's useless. They are detectives, after all.
  • Despite his reputation for being incompetent, he's actually a fairly capable—if overly energetic—detective himself, having been in the force for twenty years and getting to the high rank of Inspector through sheer tenacity and determination. As he points out, any normal detective would look incompetent next to Sherlock Holmes. With that in mind, he often chooses to work cases by himself if they seem too simple and/or banal to interest the detectives he works with (though he does try to get out of working the really boring cases when they're not his division). Luckily for him, he has a good number of friends (and/or rivals) in the conventional police force as well.
    • Often enjoys partnering up with Cole Phelps when working conventional cases, referring to his way of solving crimes as being "workmanlike" (high praise from the conventional Lestrade) and using his fair amount of experience in modern times to help him adapt to modern detective work in the Pantheon. Lestrade often treats the cases they work on with a bit of a competitive streak, a habit Phelps tries to discourage.
    • Is probably one of the few cops who has no real problem working with John Luther. He acknowledges the man is Hot-Blooded and a bit of a Defective Detective that he has to work hard to keep in line, but it's nothing that working with Holmes hasn't prepared him for. He also knows that John Luther is a great man, and who knows? One day, if they're very, very lucky, he might even turn out to be a good one.
    • At first, he thought working with Detectives Cohle and Hart would be like working with Holmes and Watson... but as cops. To his surprise, though, it turned out to be more complicated than that, with both having their own separate, yet similar, personal issues. He still works fine with them most of the time, even if he does occasionally have to fake a drugs bust to get them to be transparent with him.
    • Has struck up a healthy repertoire with Commissioner Gordon over the shared responsibility of having to manage a brilliant detective. On one notable occasion, they got into something of an argument over whether Sherlock Holmes or The Batman was the easier to work with. Initially unable to come to an agreement, they both decided to switch roles with Gordon assisting Holmes and Lestrade assisting The Batman. Though they conceded that both detectives were probably equally brilliant, Gordon thought Holmes was much more arrogant and eccentric in his manner than Batman usually presented himself as, while Lestrade felt very awkward talking to the much more silent and standoffish vigilante. Gordon almost burst out laughing when Lestrade described how "incredibly annoying it was when he just disappeared while I was talking to him!"
    • Doesn't get along nearly as well with Chief Inspector Jacques Clouseau and Javert, though. Not only does Clouseau fancy himself a brilliant detective despite his immense clumsiness and strange foreign accent (and they are both French!), but he loves to rub in other officers' faces that he's a "Chief Inspector" and that he is the god of two tropes instead of one. Even so, Lestrade has to admit that he can respect the Frenchman's resolve, as Clouseau usually does manage to get the job done right... even if working with him often leads to much arguing before it is done. Javert, on the other hand, takes that very persistence Lestrade takes pride in and goes way too far with it, being far too focused on "24601" to get anything meaningful done.
    • Works closely with the Wright Anything Agency and Chief Prosecutor Miles Edgeworth. They appreciate that he's a little more competent than Inspector Gumshoe, and it probably helps that one of Phoenix's ancestors worked with Sherlock Holmes himself... even if Lestrade doesn't quite understand how that works.
    • Has had to work with Clancy Wiggum once or twice, to his irritation. Although at first it was nice to be the Sherlock Holmes to Wiggums'... er... Lestrade... for once, it got old very quickly. Lestrade could now somewhat understand why Holmes found it so hard to be nice to "ordinary people". Just imagine what the world would be like if everyone except you was like Wiggum...
  • As an honest cop, Lestrade obviously is opposed to the House of Crime and Tainted Law. Putting the former away is just part of his job, and the latter just serves to make that job harder than it has to be. He may not be a great cop, but he is a good one.
    • Is well aware of the reputation of the infamous Professor James Moriarty, even though he rarely interacts with the Napoleon of Crime himself. Moriarty doesn't think much of the Inspector, other than how he might be of use for his Arch-Enemy... or of use against him.
    • Arsène Lupin may not be the worst criminal in the Pantheon (honestly, probably not even in the top five...), but he is still a criminal, and his habit of announcing his crimes before he commits them and leaving clues to challenge police to stop him, as well as his famous rivalry with Sherlock Holmes, make it so that Lestrade has come up against him a number of times in the course of helping Holmes. In turn, Lupin doesn't really give much thought to him, though he does like to disguise himself as Lestrade to humiliate him while on heists.
    • On a similar note, Lestrade is opposed to the Phantom Thieves of Hearts, as even with their good intentions, they are still criminals, and at first worked with the other "Detective Prince"note , Goro Akechi, to try and bring them in. This brief alliance ended tragically when it turned out that Akechi was merely using Lestrade as a sort of bait in a scheme to kill Professor Moriarty. Way out of his depths, the plan went awry, and Lestrade had to be saved by the very criminals he'd been chasing (needless to say, he doesn't have much trust in Akechi anymore). Initially, the Phantom Thieves were suspicous that Lestrade might be as incompetent/corrupt as the majority of police from their world, but after the successful rescue and cooperation, they realized he was genuinely a good cop. He'll still try to catch them if he can (it's just his job), but they do trust each other enough to work together against bigger threats.
    • Now, among those who may just be up there in the worst criminals in the Pantheon are the Slavers and Diavolo, who Lestrade fiercely opposes, like most deities in the Pantheon. Even though such criminals aren't generally his division, he will still take cases involving them because of the fame and notoriety that catching them would bring, despite the fact that he may be admittedly over his head against them.
    • Worked with Scott Shelby once until Holmes informed him that he was actually the famous Origami Killer, and was horrified to learn that he'd accidentally been aiding him in a new series of killings. Since his arrest, Lestrade has made more of an effort to perform background checks of potential allies.
  • Has frequented VA-11 Hall-A on his off hours after Lestrade tried to order a Bad Touch, and noticed the bartender trying to stifle her own giggling. Striking up conversation, Jill felt it necessary to remind him that just because she's a bartender doesn't mean she knows anything about any info on any crimes or the like around there, and he clarified that he only wanted to know what was so funny. Embarrassed at her hasty assumption, she told him of how another detective had tried ordering a drink just to get info on a case. Finding the honest mistake amusing, Lestrade decided to entertain her by telling the story of how Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson had gotten incredibly drunk during Watson's stag night.
  • Once discovered four girls wearing different colored deerstalkers on the doorstep of 221b Baker Street and tried to escort them off the premises thinking they were simply Sherlock Holmes fans ("What are they called again? Holmesians?"). He promptly did a Spit Take when the one in pink, who introduced herself as Sherlock Shellingford, told him that she was Sherlock Holmes' granddaughter. After informing them that nice girls shouldn't tell such Blatant Lies, Holmes himself had to come out there and vouch for them. Yes, not only was Sherlock really his granddaughter (though he stressed his belief that the future where she hails from is merely a possible future), but the one in green was Hercule Barton, the granddaughter of... well, even Lestrade could figure that one out. As one can imagine, Lestrade was extremely confused by Milky Holmes, especially how someone as silly as Sherlock and as reserved as Hercule could be the descendants of their namesakes. Despite Holmes' assurances that they were reasonably capable so long as they had their "toys", Lestrade still has his doubts.

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