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    Arceus 
Arceus, the Most Powerful Pokémon (the Alpha Pokémon)
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    Darkseid 
Darkseid, God of Dystopias That Justify the Means (Uxas, God of Tyranny/Evil, Dread Lord of Apokolips, Lord of the Omega Effect, Master of Darkness, Dark God, Boss Dark Side, Doug Side, Blackheart the Deatheater)
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DARKSEID IS!
Darkseid in Justice League Odyssey 
  • Overdeity (also rules over the New Gods of Apokolips), though his avatars may vary in Rank (Usually at least Greater God)
  • Symbol: The Omega Symbol
  • Alignment: Lawful Evil personified
  • Portfolio: Omega Beams Which Never Miss because they can Lock-on to Targets and Bend Around Obstacles, The Omega Sanction, Anthropomorphic Personification of Tyranny, Abusive Parents, ArchEnemy of the New Gods of Genesis (Especially his Son,), and the Entire DC Universe, Genius Bruiser, The Dreaded God of Gods, Evil Overlord of Apokolips, Ax-Crazy Unstoppable Rage tempered by Enormous Self-Control, The Chessmaster, Loves Sitting In Others' Chairs
  • Domains: Evil, Tyranny, Anti-Life, Dystopia, Gods, Enslavement
  • Herald: The non-ascended denizens of Apokolips, including Steppenwolf (his uncle), Grail (his daughter), his Female Furies and Parademons
  • High Priest: Nicodemus Archleone
  • Allies: Sauron, Shao Kahn, Big Brother, Vandal Savage, Apocalypse, Norman Osborn, Alduin, AM, Evil-aligned rich deities in the House of Commerce
  • Friendly Rival: Molag Bal, Diablo
  • Rivals: Thanos, Vril Dox/Brainiac, YHVH, The Anti-Spiral, Griffith, The Godhand, Angra Mainyu (One-Sided on Angra's part)
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Lex Luthor, The Joker, Skeletor
  • Enemies: NEARLY EVERYONE, especially the Heroes in DC Comics.
  • Odd Friendship: Galactus
  • Opposes: Every Deity with free will in the Pantheon, the House of Music, Cosmos, Melkor, Lucifer, Aku, Time-Related sub-houses in the House of Time and Space, Happiness (Especially Joy and Pollyanna Whittier), the Grand United Alliance of Chaos
  • Interested in: The Grand United Alliance of Law and the Grand United Alliance of Evil
  • Opposed by: Deities associated with mythological pantheons (Most notably those of Greek origin)
  • Pities: the House of Opposing Fate
  • Amused by: Wade Wilson/Deadpool
  • Annoyed By: Santa Claus
  • After becoming aware of the Pantheon, Darkseid met with Miraak (who, of course, arrived at his temple to find him sitting on his couch) to make a deal to get himself into the Pantheon in exchange for the chance to experience unimaginable power. Believing that this power would give him the strength necessary to take over the GUAE, Miraak quickly accepted and got him ascended. When he went to get what he was promised, Darkseid merely grinned, thanked him for his effort, and used his Omega Beams to disintegrate him.
  • Born the youngest son of the God of Evil, Yuga Khan, and his wife, Heggra, Uxas abhorred the Old Gods, who required belief and worship of mortals to sustain themselves and yet cared little, if anything, for their followers. Aspiring to usurp them, Uxas provoked them into fighting amongst themselves by spreading falsehoods and rumors to them and, when they were weakened and dying in the ensuing conflict, stole their powers away, eventually killing his father and stealing his power as well. After a fight with his older brother Izaya ended up destroying their world and splitting it in two, Uxas established himself as the ruler of his half, Apokolips, as the New God of Tyranny... Darkseid!
    • As the God of Tyranny, Darkseid is obsessed with gaining control of everything and everyone, whether by breaking them... or other means. YHVH and Melkor have both expressed interest in recruiting him into the GUAL and GUAE, respectively, but Darkseid would only agree to join if they stepped down and deferred leadership to him. Needless to say, that's not happening. From Apokolips, he plots to eventually depose them and consolidate their Alliances into a part of his empire to take over the other Alliances, starting with the GUAC, which he loathes as the antithesis of his very existence, and, in time, the rest of the Pantheon. Such is the will of Darkseid!
  • As a New God, Darkseid's incorporeal true form lies outside of the multiverse, existing only in Fourth World. He creates weaker physical incarnations of himself to interact with beings beneath him. This means that, unlike the majority of deities, Darkseid's memory is completely unaffected by retcons, both small and large. As such he possesses knowledge of every iteration of the Trope Pantheon since its beginning, and every iteration of TV Tropes. It's unsure what, if anything, he's planning with this information.
    • Darkseid reaffirmed his place as a Multiversal threat in the New 52, with one documented story of his war on Earth-2 revealing he is in possession of the Anti-Life Equation, having retained it from Final Crisis, and another revealing he had been systematically slaying the Supermen of the Multiverse for unknown purpose, even making a clone of one of them to lead his armies on Earth-2 in place of the defiant Steppenwolf. He is now powerful to the extent that the Anti-Monitor had to build up strength for the expressed purpose of fighting him. The possession of the Anti-Life Equation has allowed Darkseid to claim a seat for himself in the Main House, which puts him within striking distance of the Anti-Monitor, who he's been itching to have a rematch with. His move to the Main House was both because he came to earn the position, and in order for the powerful deities there to keep his power in check. This does not make anyone more comfortable.
    • What's even worse, he has allied with Shao Kahn in a certain universe and both have the ability to perform a Fusion Dance which results in... Dark Kahn.
  • Many deities have wondered about the true nature of the Anti-Life Equation. The Anti-Life Equation is, among other things, a mathematical formula that instills within any sentient being that hears it with the mathematical truth that all hope and freedom is meaningless, and strips them of their free will, rendering them subservient to Darkseid. This power is known as "Anti-Life" due to the belief that beings that possess no free will... aren't really alive. Darkseid has used this power to corrupt the minds of a number of deities in the various Grand Alliances to act as moles for him, though they've been instructed to otherwise act normally. He has refused to comment on exactly how many he has enslaved in this way or their exact identities. YHVH, whose ultimate goal is a world where no one is capable of doing unlawful and has gone to insane lengths in pursuit of this goal, is insanely jealous that Darkseid, a God of similar power and motivations to Himself, possesses something of this nature, and has made it a high priority objective to learn the full equation... not an easy task, as Darkseid knows full well.
  • Since draining the powers of and killing Zeus (and a number of his demigod children), and attempting to do the same to the rest of the Greek Pantheon, to return to his original self after being turned into a baby , gods who are members of various mythological pantheons and those related to those gods (particularly if they're Greek) are not fond of Darkseid. Wonder Woman and Hercules (who was one of the aforementioned demigods killed by Darkseid's daughter, Grail), in particular, have sworn vengeance on him for that act. His ability to drain and absorb the power of other gods makes him a massive threat to every single deity in the Pantheon, possibly even more so than he was outside of the Pantheon. However, when against beings lesser than himself, he prefers to force them into serving him, if possible, rather than kill them.
  • He has a few plans for changing some of the Houses and sub-houses after he takes over the Pantheon. All the time-related sub-houses of Time and Space and the House of Music would have to go, as Darkseid doesn't like how many things can go wrong with Time Travel, and he doesn't like being reminded of that time when he was defeated by Superman singing. Then the Happiness sub-house in Emotion (with special care to kill Joy and Pollyanna) to get rid of all happiness in the Pantheon. Heroes, of course, don't want to forget that one, for obvious reasons. To most people's surprise, he expects to keep the House of Opposing Fate around despite his hatred of it, as he considers free will to be a terrible thing and can't understand why anyone would want to live with it, so he sometimes likes to use it as a form of punishment.
  • His willingness to use any method to gain control of everyone and everything has gotten him supporters in Big Brother and Molag Bal. His goal of Dystopia perfectly aligns with Big Brother's, and as Darkseid's ally, Big Brother uses his propaganda in a similar manner as Darkseid's servant, Glorious Godfrey, convincing deities to turn against their Alliances and spreading distrust and despair throughout the Pantheon. Darkseid considers Molag Bal to be similar to his Master Torturer, Desaad, except more ambitious and competent, which is quite the compliment from someone like Darkseidnote . To wit, Molag Bal finds himself quite at home in Apokolips, and Darkseid in turn finds Molag Bal's realm of Coldharbour to be a very wonderful place. Although they acknowledge that fulfilling their ambitions will eventually lead to them fighting for dominance, and have prepared for the day that comes, they enjoy working together for the time being.
    • Captain America, much like Darkseid's adopted son, Mister Miracle, champions the fight for freedom and liberty that America represents, making him a natural enemy to the evil god whose tyrannous nature makes him the literal antithesis of all that Captain America fights for.
  • Has been known to manifest himself in the House of Commerce as "Boss Dark Side", the owner and operator of his personal club, the Dark Side Club, which appeals to the richest (and most morally corrupt) deities in the Pantheon, offering the opportunity to gamble on fights between different deities, who he pits against each other by temporarily warping their minds them with the Anti-Life Equation. If two deities have battled each other outside Wiz and Boomstick's simulations, odds are good they're matches set up in the Dark Side Club.
  • Despite the reputation Deadpool seems to have with most villains, Darkseid seems to not mind him much and can tolerate much of what the Merc with the Mouth has to say. Perhaps this is because Deadpool reminds Darkseid of Ambush Bug, someone who, like Deadpool, also breaks the fourth wall and is someone Darkseid openly has fun spending time with.
  • Views Galactus as a worthy opponent, as the Devourer of Worlds is one of the few who can tank his Omega Beams (though he insists he was just getting warmed up). Apokolips has no life force for Galactus to feed on, so it holds no value to him. Darkseid has attempted to convince Galactus to aid him in taking over the Pantheon, but so far Galactus isn't terribly interested. His curiosity was piqued when Darkseid told him of New Genesis, which did present a very appetizing prospect. Highfather and the other New Gods on New Genesis did not appreciate the trouble that brought.
  • Finds Santa Claus incredibly annoying, because he somehow manages to break through his defenses on Apokolips for the sole purpose of giving him coal every single year on Christmas. Of course, the reason Santa Claus does this is because Darkseid is at the very top of his naughty list, and still is, even compared to the rest of the Pantheon, so Santa is obviously not too fond of him either.
  • Bowser doesn't get along with Darkseid. While the two are rulers with incredible power and a massive fear factor backing them up, Bowser dearly loves his son and is openly and genuinely respected by his troops and supporters. In stark contrast, Darkseid despises his sons, Orion, Kalibak, and his adopted son, Scott Free AKA Mister Miracle, and has no problem killing them while also subjugating his followers using terror to force them to revere him.
    • As much as he hates his sons, he does have a strange caring for his oldest son, Kalibak, which is more fueled by the memory of his mother, Darkseid's first and only love. For this reason, he hates High Councilor Kal-El for killing Kalibak almost as much as he hates the High Councilor's mainstream counterpart.
    • Speaking of abusive fathers, Darkseid's is not exactly a nice guy. As mentioned above, although he is often referred to as the God of Evil and he does live up to that title very well, Darkseid is not actually the God of Evil, but of Tyranny. His father, Yuga Khan, is the actual God of Evil and, true to form, Yuga Khan is much, much worse than Darkseid is, both as a father (which is really saying something) and an individual. Darkseid hates his father with a passion, and this hatred justifiably extends to those that remind him of him, such as the Pantheon's God of Evil, Melkor, and Aku, the being made of evil.
  • Had a chance encounter with Sauron who felt dissatisfied with his position in the GUAE and Melkor favouring Lord Voldemort over him in leading position on the GUAE Malum Magia. Darkseid decided to convince Sauron to quit the GUAE and to enlist him as a chief enforcer and a personal right-hand man, both to bolster his forces and as a way to spite Melkor. This is the first of allies of which Darkseid has taken in the hopes of creating his own Grand United Alliance Faction to overthrow and takeover the GUAE and GUAL, before slowly moving on to destroy the GUAD and GUAC.
  • Impressed with AM and his nightmarish approach to torturing its opposes. Darkseid feels as if AM is the perfect replacement for Desaad, viewing the former as more competent in its speciality. AM also likes Darkseid for his approach in instilling fear and hopelessness towards others. However, AM also has ties with Melkor, something which Darkseid wishes to abolish in hopes of having AM on its side.
  • As the God of Tyranny, Darkseid has made foes with those who promote hope, but the one he has special enmity towards is Madoka Kaname, whose actions regarding redemption, love and peace disgust and anger Darkseid to no end. Despite knowing the pact that Madoka and her quintet make holds consequences, Darkseid isn't too keen on the Incubators either, seeing them as counterproductive beings whose wishes can be used against them. The Lord of Apokolips has vowed to either brutally kill Madoka or imprison her in the Omega Sanction as a means to spread helplessness and terror towards his opponents.
  • Angra Mainyu upon ascending into the Pantheon, declared many of the residing Evil Gods a rival, Darkseid included. However, Darkseid not only ignores it, but considers Angra Mainyu to be someone who is highly incompetent and pathetic for someone to champion himself as a God of Evil. Angra Mainyu wishes to have Darkseid acknowledge him, to no avail as Darkseid backs up his villainous credibility with numerous feats and for instilling fear and terror towards his oppressors, all of which Angra Mainyu lacks.
  • Zamasu outright loathes Darkseid with a passion, seeing him as a perversion of the concept of Gods and finds the very concept of an "Evil God" to be blasphemous and twisted. Darkseid on the other hand, finds Zamasu to be a joke in his belief and goals, outright stating him to be no different from the races he wishes to destroy. The very fact that Zamasu champions himself as a "well-intentioned" and righteous bringer of Justice only causes Darkseid to further underscore what a deluded, hopeless figure he really is. He knows full well it infuriates Zamasu, and he enjoys it.
  • Also has a spot in the Uniters in the House of Leadership.
See what I have made! Imagine what is yet to come! I take away their confusion and give them obedience. I take away their fear of themselves and give them fear of Darkseid. I have liberated them from the chaos and indecision! I have given one straight path! One clear purpose! One goal: To die for Darkseid!

    Io, Bahamut, and Tiamat 
Io, Bahamut, and Tiamat, Divine Triumvirate of Dragons (Io: The Ninefold Dragon, The Concordant Dragon, The Great Eternal Wheel, Swallower of Shades, Creator of Dragonkind, World-Shaper, Sire of All Creation, Asgorath | Bahamut: The Platinum Dragon, King of the Good Dragons, Grandfather of Dragons, Lord of the North Wind, The Dragon King, Justicemaker, Draco Paladin, Xymor | Tiamat: The Chromatic Dragon, Creator of Evil Dragonkind, The Avaricious, The Dragon Queen, Nemesis of the Gods, The Dark Lady, Queen of Chaos, The Undying Queen, Bane of Bahamut, The Primeval Mother, Takhisis, Lotan)
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Clockwise from top left, Io, Bahamut, Tiamat
  • Overdeity (Io), Greater Deities (Bahamut, Tiamat)
  • Symbol: A multicolored metallic disk (Io), A star above a milky nebula or A blue shield with a white dragon's head (Bahamut), A five-headed dragon representing the primary Chromatic Dragon types (Tiamat)
  • Theme song: Battle with Tiamat (Tiamat)
  • Alignment: True Neutral (Io), Lawful Good (Bahamut), Lawful Evil (Tiamat)
  • Portfolio: Dragonkind
  • Domains: Dragon (All), Knowledge, Magic, Strength, Travel, Wealth, Spell (Io), Law, Good, Protection, Light (Bahamut), Destruction, Evil, Greed, Hatred, Law, Scalykind, Trickery, Tyranny (Tiamat)
  • Followers: ALL Dragons
  • Allies:
  • Enemies:
  • Rivals: Smaug (Tiamat)
  • Herald: Aasterinian (Io)
  • Io is the progenitor of dragonkind, all dragons that exist in the multiverse, including his children exist in some manner thanks to him. Melkor claims to have created dragons but in actuality his were simply corrupted versions of Io's dragons. He reclaimed his seat from his son Bahamut when the House of Dragons was formed. Or, to be precise, Bahamut called dad because he needed experienced help dealing with a large amount of dragons with vastly different personalities (and sanity levels). While Io rules dragonkind, Bahamut and Tiamat rule the good and evil members respectively.
  • Io has little love for Ornstein, due to him making a living off of hunting dragons. It's the one thing Io, Bahamut, and Tiamat can agree on unanimously.
  • Exclusive to Io:
    • Io's true form is unfathomably large; it is said the largest dragon who ever lived is no bigger than a single one of his scales. He can, and does, appear as any age or breed of dragon, however.
    • Io, for the most part, cares for nothing but his children, dragonkind, as a whole. If an individual dragon jeopardizes the safety of the draconic races, he will oppose it. He prefers to remain aloof from conflicts between dragons, however.
    • It is said by his priests that Io existed before the Shadow Void, which is known to us as the multiverse. He existed in the First Void, the hidden domain of pre-creation. And, if they are to be believed, Io existed alone in the First Void until he shed some of his own blood and created the potential for other things to come into being.
    • He has nothing to do with that Io, so please tell the Radiant Heroes to stop bugging him. It's getting on his nerves.
    • Due to being the primordial dragon, the original, the Alpha, Io has the unique station amongst Dragons. Because of this, Io has command of all dragons, mattering not if they're a deity. Which is one of the main reasons why he's the overall leader of the House of Dragons, as no matter how strong a dragon deity thinks they are, they still answer to Io.
    • Io is slow to act, and even slower to anger, (except when Dragonkind itself is in danger) due to his habit of thinking out any action carefully in advance, he is however a truly terrible sight to behold when angered. One particular facet of his power is his breath: All dragons have a breath weapon, Io has all breath weapons and may use them all at once. The specifics: Fire, Sleep Gas, Repulsion Gas, Lightning, Acid, Slowing Gas, Combustible Gas, Ice, Paralyzation Gas, Flaywind sand, Caustic Ooze, Corrosive Gas, Psychotropic Vapor, Force, Blinding Light, Deafening Sound, Panicking Sound, Dehydration, Freezing Crystals, Pulsing magnetic energy, Superheated sparks, Sleep Gas, Superheated Sand, White-hot fire, Hold monster Gas, Razor-sharp thorns, Dismissal effect, Scouring Dust, Sonic energy, Fear Gas, Confusion Gas, Poisonous Insanity vapors, Antithetical energy, Whitefire, Ectoplasm, Inebriation Gas, Apathy Gas, Howling sound, Maddening wails, Tranquility Gas, Pyroclastic, Disintegration, Rusting liquid, Stupefying Gas, Disruptive force, Will-sapping Gas, Sludge, Energy-draining shadows, Electrically-charged Gas, Incarnum energy, Sun Blast, Prismatic Spray, Poison, Elemental energy, Strength-draining Gas, and Negative Energy.
    • Acnologia attempted to usurp Io's position by using his ability to absorb all magic to No-Sell his Breath Weapon alongside his Dragon Slayer Magic. Io just threw him through a mountain in response.
    • Despite viewing all dragons as his children, there are some... problem ones. He does not approve of what Deathwing has done to Azeroth, as not only was it jeopardizing the world itself, it was also endangering the Dragonflights, and lead to the near-extinction of the Black Dragonflight.
    • Creatures that look like dragons, but aren't really dragons, are not his descendants, and more often than not annoy him.
  • Exclusive to Bahamut:
    • Some dragons, sadly, have taken to the path of evil. Bahamut is always on the watch for their actions and will take wing to combat them if they get out of control, but mostly leaves other beings to their own matters.
    • Bahamut governs his throne with several aides created by others in his image, including Paladine, another dragon named Bahamut, and the Blue-Eyes White Dragon. Seven golden dragons guard the entrance to his throne.
    • Upon learning of the Dovahkiin's ascension, he immediately arranged for a third party to very carefully explain he was not evil and had no intention of pissing said Dragonborn off. Thankfully, the Dovahkiin got the message and agreed to live and let live so far.
    • You do NOT want to be near him when his eyes are dark blue, as it’s a warning sign that he's pissed off. Anyone who tries to provoke Bahamut in this state ends up as either a bloody smear on the floor, reduced to ash by his primary Breath Weapon, or a popsicle via his secondary Breath Weapon.
    • Very fond of polymorphing into something seemingly weak and defenseless to bait evil people into attacking him. It never ends well as the aggressor receives the wrath of eight (including himself) angry dragons as their reward.
    • One of his greatest rivals is Shinryu. While Shinryu desires Bahamut's throne, the king believes Shinryu to be one of the most powerful evil dragons in the multiverse. It is said when the final battle of good and evil occurs, the skies will be torn asunder by lightning and fire as they battle for dominance of dragonkind. He has found another enemy in the form of Grima.
    • Became fast friends with Alexstrasza as they had quite a lot in common.
    • Despite being allies with him, Bahamut has mixed feelings for Issei: he knows he's a really good person at heart, but is mortified by the fact that he's called the Chichiryuutei due to his perversion. Nonetheless, the two still remain good friends no matter what.
    • Has nothing but contempt for the self-proclaimed Dragon King Acnologia, seeing him as nothing more than an usurper who took it over the corpses of his fellow dragons, many of them innocent. This only increased when he learned that he Was Once a Man, which means he doesn't even have the honor of being among the dragons birthed from his father, Io. As such, Bahamut would have no objections to putting an end to the Black Dragon's rampages personally if he gets out of hand.
    • Those who prey upon the weak and defenseless are his Berserk Button, which is why he has joined with Alexstrasza to protect Madoka in the Pantheonic Rebellion. He has ordered all 5 of his dragon flights and his aides to the defense front while he and his retinue fight in the Deep Strike front.
  • Exclusive to Tiamat:
    • Tiamat is the five-headed queen of the evil chromatic dragons. She has one head for each of the most common colors of chromatic dragon (Black, Blue, Green, Red, White), and each head has the powers of a member of the respective race of dragonkind.
    • Tiamat had an immediate enemy in Squall Leonhart, as he did battle against one of her Avatars.
      • Optimus Prime also made her an enemy of his due to her once sounding like Megatron. Though it was also pointed out that Prime sounded like the other villain in the cartoon. He chooses to ignore that.
    • Tiamat HATES Alexstrasza, seeing her as a shameful excuse for a Red Dragon, and focused too much on others rather than survival. Alexstrasza in response views Tiamat as a ruthless despot, one who focuses on plans to subjugate and control as opposed to aiding others. Tiamat thanked Alexstrasza for restating the obvious. Another reason is their differing views on the mortal races. Alexstrasza views them as having incredible potential that should be nurtured. They've turned their short lived nature into the drive behind their greatest strength. Tiamat however, views the mortal races as merely pawns at best, and food at worst. Another reason is that Bahamut dared to mistake Alexstrasza for her. An insult like that, Tiamat will never forget, nor forgive.
      • Due to this, the sisters Alexstrasza and Ysera attempted to do battle with Tiamat. The combined strength of the Green and Red Wyrms was great, and sundered the surrounding area. But Tiamat is a crafty dragon, and didn't get to her station through a lack of cunning. As suddenly as the battle started between the three She-Wyrms, Tiamat revealed her four other heads. Acid and Corrosive gas struck Ysera, while Lightning and Ice buffeted Alexstrasza. The combined might of Tiamat's five heads drove the twin Dragon Aspects off, though all three suffered injuries. To both themselves and their pride.
    • Tiamat has a mostly friendly, if cool, relationship with King Ghidorah. Their relationship is mostly because of their shared trait of multiple heads.
    • Has a rather positive relationship with Acnologia. Despite having once been human, she believes he is the very definition on what a true dragon should be: Proud, feared, battle-ready, and uncaring for the mortal races. It helps to the fact that he considers her a Worthy Opponent and is content with leaving her with her title... for now. Some wonder, more seriously than others, if their relationship isn't just suffering from Unresolved Sexual Tension though...
      • She also looks favorably on Deathwing, laughing with relish when she learned about his entrance across Azeroth as well as the grief he gives to Alextrasza and Ysera. Some believe that if it weren't for his... condition, she'd gladly mate with him.
  • They also reside in the House of Beast.

    Illuminati 
The Illuminati, The Conspiracy Behind The Pantheon
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    The King of All Cosmos 
The King of All Cosmos, The High Deity of Unusual Gods
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The King in front of his son, the Prince

    Nekron 
Nekron, God of Animating The Dead and Leader of the Grand United Alliance of Destruction (Lord of the Unliving, "Death")
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  • Overdeity
  • Symbol: The Black Lantern sigil; alternatively, his scythe
  • Alignment: Claims to be Lawful Above Good and Evil, though many consider him Neutral Evil
  • Portfolio: Ancient Beings, Evil Darkness, Eldritch Abomination, Omnicidal Maniac, Resurrecting Dead Heroes, Zombie Apocalypse, Evil Is Deathly Cold, The Void of Space, Enemy to All Living Things, Fighting a Shadow, Can Reanimate Corpses
  • Domains: Death, The Nothingness before Life, Dark Matter
  • Allies: the Chaos King, The Lich, the Dark Judges, SCP-682
  • Underlings: William Hand (his herald), Deathstorm (a Black Lantern of his)
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork with: Dhuum and the rest of the Grand United Alliance of Destruction, particularly the Anti-Spiral and the Daleks. He also has a really unsteady alliance with Chernabog, Death from Final Destination and especially Krona
  • Rivals: Death of the Endless (mostly one-sided) and all other death entities, particularly the Discworld and Supernatural Death.
  • Enemies: Everything that lives with the Life Entity, the other Lantern Corps on the top of the list (especially Hal Jordan), all creator deities (mainly Chakravartin, and anyone who possesses Complete Immortality (especially Fujiwara no Mokou and Kaguya Houraisan) near the top. Other notable foes include the Anti-Monitor, Nurgle, the Emotions, Thanos, the Spectre, Shinryu, Guthix
  • Opposes: Asides from all life, he has special antipathy for those who cheat death like Yveltal, Ostarion, Murky, Kenny McCormick, and the Dragonball deities. Also those who enable resurrections like Virtuous and King Kai
  • If there existed something before life itself, and even the Pantheon itself, it was darkness. When emotion first came to be, with the first sentient life, the Darkness responded with creating Nekron. Seeking to return the Universe to the peace and order of the darkness, Nekron is the ultimate representation of the absence of life.
    • Prior to founding the Black Lantern Corps, Nekron rose to become leader of the Land of the Unliving; a sort of purgatory for souls in waiting. He used to take a giant skeletal white form, but feels more comfortable in his Black Lantern clothing. He can't physically interact with the material plane unless his herald Black Hand is dead, but even then can interact with the spiritual side of the Trope Pantheon.
    • For a while, Death of the Endless has been silent on the subject of Nekron. Lex Luthor called her out on her non-interference, but got nowhere. After being pestered about it from the pantheon, she relented and explained their relationship in her own terms:
    Death: "Nekron? Don't worry about him much, the guy's full of hot air. He's just mad that life got the real estate before him, and he's been the Cranky Neighbor trying to get an audit ever since. The War of Light was just a noise complaint to justify things. You guys don't need me to help out."
    • Nekron then angrily responded "I'm a creation of darkness, not you patterns. You don't get to touch me!" before storming out of the room like a child. Death smirked, clearly thinking "this is why I don't need to get involved."
  • Initially inhabited the House of Ruin and Destruction, however moved to the House of Undead following a change to his title. Except for Deathstorm, the entire house was on the edge; so long as something is biologically dead, his Black Lantern rings can take control of it. Even Nagash is on edge of his seat. Thankfully, one of the rules Nekron has to follow is not to try and use the rings on any of his fellow house members. It's also worth noting that as he exists to target the living, Nekron cannot sense the lifeless robotic gods of the pantheon. The House of Technology is somewhat of a blind spot, and one the four other alliances hope to use it against him. His Black Lanterns seem to be incapable of ripping out the emotions and life force of beings without hearts like Regirock. Or demons, if their encounter with Etrigan is any indication.
    • He's not to be mistaken for the Necrons, whom he agrees with their desire to destroy the Warp and the chaotic emotions it produces. Or the overlord Nekron, who only has the name in common.
  • Being the leader of the Black Lantern Corps, and being able to cause any and all the dead to rise (excluding Don Hall), many members of the Pantheon fear whether or not Nekron will expand the Black Rings' influence, and resurrect all the most powerful beings who have ever died across the Pantheon and take over those who have died and come back to life. He claims they have nothing to worry about, not enough powerful beings have died yet, and that he'll wait a few decades more for heroes to expand his dominion a bit more by returning form the dead and/or killing foes. He and his followers are excluded from the Grand United Alliance of Evil because its members are afraid that Nekron will just take it over and assimilate them into his evergrowing undead army. Instead he decided to create his own and thus the Grand United Alliance of Destruction was born.
    • Without a central power battery, Nekron's power is severely diminished in the pantheon. He still has Black Lantern rings, but has to manufacture them by hand and there's a lot of gods out there who can undo his work. He still has a bunch of zombies at his hand, which serve to guard him and the GUAD on their base on Ryut. Though his Black Lanterns are normally only vulnerable to combinations of Green and other Lantern light, general light can be weaponized against him and his armada of revenants if distilled enough to be similar to the light of creation. Also, while his Corps is weakened by constructs, it seems to make him stronger as he feeds off it. He has sought out Chernabog to eliminate the light, leading to a temporary truce between the two.
  • Nekron is the absence of life, the cosmic void and space before light came into the universe. As such, he has one ultimate objective; to destroy all life. Anything that has the spark of life from mortal to Quasideity to Overdeity is an aberration in his eyes, and needs to die ASAP. Since the darkness came first, he feels life itself is a trespasser and enemy of darkness and peace. He's not entirely wrong, as without life there's no war or conflict or chaos. Then again, there'd be no joy or desire either, so few agree with him.
    • Is currently trying to search for who or what brought the Life Entity into the universe, and make him, her or it pay for disturbing the darkness. Nekron considers every creator deity in the pantheon a potential culprit, mainly fellow Overdeities. Not even Eru Illuvatar himself is excluded, and if anything was his first choice. He would almost immediately learn this was a horrible idea when getting close to the Flame Imperishable burned him (un)alive, causing his screams of anguish to be felt across the multiverse from such a potent source of life and creation. He's warned the GUAD never to cross Eru again. Had a better time chasing down Chakravartin instead, due to being The Maker of his universe and one who fell against a Destroyer Deity. Black Lanterns began devouring his webs and mantra, while Nekron himself went for the killing blow(he's aware killing Chakravartin won't destroy life, but it's a start). Chakravartin decided to take no chances, reviving Black Hand and curb-stomping the untethered Nekron. No-one's sure whether Nekron should've killed him or not.
    • Insists that he is Above Good and Evil, only trying to defend and reclaim his territory. However incidents such as turning the resurrected into Black Lanterns and trying to expand the living into his realm have people claim he's a selfish asshole who wants power. Nekron's response was basically "the darkness works in mysterious ways". He and his herald consider him to be The Grim Reaper, emphasis on the Grim. He's not, and the actual grim reapers would like to point out that death is a part of life. Death the Horseman considers him immature like Death of the Endless, while the Death of Discworld considers him basically the Auditors of Reality. Nekron isn't considering any of this, calling them "too soft and lazy" and ultimately plans to usurp all the Deaths as the pantheon's one true Death.
  • You'd think that the Anti-Monitor, an entity as omnicidal as it gets, would get along swimmingly with Nekron. You'd be wrong; in order to power the Black Lantern Central Power Battery, Nekron caught the near-dead Anti-Monitor. While Monty is usually dispassionate, even mentioning Nekron near him gets him in a furious rage. Even then they'd probably be at odds since the Anti-Monitor wants to annihilate all realms, dimensions and realities asides from the Antimatter Universe, even the Land of the Unliving and cosmic void. In addition, he briefly had a civil discussion with YHVH about the nature of Order Versus Chaos. YHVH stated that it is free will which is the source of chaos; Nekron doesn't need to kill everyone to bring about cosmic order and a World of Silence, he just needs to cull emotion. Nekron disagreed with this statement, claiming that YHVH is dulling chaos, not eliminating it completely. This is probably for the best, since if they agreed on how chaos works it might lead to a team-up that may be unstoppable.
    • Despite being an Omnicidal Maniac, Melkor doesn't want anything to do with the Grand United Alliance of Destruction; something Nekron considers unfortunate as he doesn't really care how life is extinguished so long as it is. The Dark Lord believes that only he gets to destroy everything, and disagrees at Nekron's method. Or as he put it:
    Melkor: "Spawn of the void, I do not submit to anyone. I am not some cold, soulless machine of the darkness. When all things are at my pitiless mercy, I will not waste millennia of spite in such brief release! I will grind creation under my heel! I will poison the light for as long as I can, screaming at the cosmos I've broken on the wheel! And when I bleed Eru dry, you will know true darkness."
    • Though allies for the time, the Daleks and the Anti-Spiral are planning to betray him because they don't wish to destroy themselves and aren't pure omnicidal maniacs. Nekron has something to say about this:
    Nekron: "You claim to ally with destruction out of convenience, but you are just like me. Daleks; you seek to destroy the offending element, reduce yourself to soulless creatures that will never grow or develop. Anti-Spirals; you seek the death of emotion, of passion. You've turned yourself into static machines only distinct from lifelessness because you can think. You have been heralds of the black long before we met. And when you are the only two "life forms" left, you will realize this."
  • Naturally, he's the enemy to every single Lantern Corps, and the main reason why they're semi-aligned nowadays. Nekron's biggest sore spot of the bunch is Hal Jordan; asides from using the Life Entity to help revive Black Hand, he made him fight against Volthoom as a Black Lantern.
    • When Krona died, the paradox of a dead immortal resulted in an anomaly upon entering the Land of the Unliving. The consequence got them both more powerful, and Nekron allied with him due to their shared hatred of the Guardians and the fact Krona's presence threatened his realm. He's not going to bother the Mad Guardian's endeavors. Nekron's also so far glad Captain Atom isn't in the pantheon, as he got his ass kicked from him. He's not ready to face up against his expy Doctor Manhattan either.
    • As Nekron is The Soulless, he cannot be judged by The Spectre much to his frustration. This seems to apply to the House of Justice in general, as he often wanders in there so as to consider how to work through the restrictions put on him. The Living Tribunal may have authority, but has not yet decided if Nekron has broken any multiversal rules yet.
    • Were he capable of it, he would've smiled upon discovering Nurgle. He considers Nurgle the perfect representation of life as he sees it; a mad, chaotic cancer on the cosmos that needs to be put down. Conversly, as the antithesis of life Nekron is one of the only beings that Papa Nurgle legitimately hates.
  • Is hated and feared by all the other house members. He's only behaving due to an ultimatum given by the Court of the Gods; act accordingly to the rules or they'll ask Death of the Endless to give his herald Complete Immortality, then lock up the Land of the Unliving and get rid of the key forever. This threat has kept Nekron to follow the rules, though he's still a major threat in them. Surprisingly enough, he tried to help out the pantheon in an Enemy Mine position by trying to put down the Anti-Monitor. They refused to get him involved since his reason in doing so was pretty transparent; he wants to use him as a power battery, giving him an edge against the other Grand United Alliances. No matter how bad things get, there is no Godzilla Threshold high enough to permit this.
    • Even most omnicidal maniacs steer clear Nekron, considering as Black Lanterns he'd rob them of their emotions. The Anti-Monitor especially hates Nekron, given he was used by him as a battery. So far, the only exception to this is The Lich: Being incredibly direct, no-nonsense and intelligent, they're practically best friends. The majority of the Grand United Alliance of Destruction isn't exactly fond of their master, either because they have a limit on how much they plan to destroy or because they don't want to eventually be destroyed. Even the White, who desires for the complete and total end, disagree with his motives and will likely move on to his realm next. That said, some gods are truly fond and loyal of him. The Dark Judges were really happy to learn of Nekron, as like them he agrees that life does not deserve to exist.
  • Hates Eirin Yagokoro for the invention of the Hourai Elixir, the most perfect immortality potion ever. Whenever a Hourai immortal suffers an injury grievous enough to kill them, they slam into Nekron's realm for a brief instant, and before he can do anything about it, pop back harmlessly into the living world. This constant irritant is considered to have at least played a part in the conception of the Blackest Night. Based on his experience with Krona, it's possible that were he ever able to kill someone with Complete Immortality they'd manifest in his realm and cause all kinds of chaos. Nekron wasted enormous amounts of time and effort to stop this from happening by going back in time and erasing their conception from history, unaware the damn elixir works by removing its imbibers from the cycle of life and death permanently, forwards and backwards, ensuring they become 100% immortal - even nonsense like Time Travel or the most convoluted paradoxes will fail to kill anything that has tasted Hourai.
    • Nekron despises those who cheat death (unless he allows it for sleeper agents), which given the Death Is Cheap nature of the Trope Pantheon frustrates him to no end. Murky and Kenny are particularly aggravating, however Kenny has a lot more to fear from the Black Lantern Corps because of all the dead bodies he has. Nekron's also called out King Kai for "cheating", encouraging resurrections by training the dead. The only god who exceeds his hate for the cheapness of death is Dhuum. His desire to make death permanent is the one thing keeping the two allied, though the blade of each other's scythes is on each other's neck. Nekron's also joined with the Death of Final Destination has got a good idea of making sure no-one escapes death, but should up its game. He will help said Death, but its not going to help his plans of cosmic genocide.
    • Black Hand once broke into Guthix's temple in order to reanimate his daughter. Things soon got ugly, as Black Hand brought Nekron into the mix. He's still on the god's hit list. His anger and desire to get back at Death of the Endless has earned him the enmity of Thanos, however Death isn't too concerned over Nekron as mentioned above. Nekron's also trying to capture Shinryu in order to more freely travel the dimensional planes, in hopes of being free from his imprisonment in the Land of the Unliving.
  • Also serves as an Overdeity under Undead (House of Otherness).
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    Artix Von Krieger 
Artix Von Krieger, God of Paladins and Founder of the GUAG Sacred Knights (The Champion of Darkness, Undead Slayer)
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  • Greater God (potential Overdeity if he taps into his true power)
  • Symbol and Weapon of Choice: The Blinding Light of Destiny surrounded by a multitude of Spirit Orbs. The Blade of Awe is back-up weapon.
  • Alignment: Lawful Good
  • Portfolio: Using an axe in battle that is gold. bringing his Undead slaying Pomeranian into battle, jumping into battle without strategy but is actually smarter than he seems, using light to defeat undead, actually being the Champion of Darkness but going against his real nature, having irrational fears of the color pink and of ponies, using spirit orbs to power himself up.
  • Domains: Death, Light, Undead, Souls, Darkness
  • Herald: Daimyo, his undead slaying pomeranian
  • Followers: Syranon Glaed, the Order of the Silver Hand, the Sultansworn
  • Allies: Voltaire, Cecil Harvey, Sora, Daniel Fortesque, Ashley Williams, Cosmos, all knightly gods of the GUAG, Yuji Sakai, chaos, Philemon, The Undertaker, Uther the Lightbringer
  • Enemies:
  • Ascended into the Pantheon after the defeat of the Paladin Slayer Vordred and The Reveal of him being the Champion of Darkness. He notes that he will only use the powers of light that were bestowed upon him and fight only for the side of good.
  • Can usually be seen with his pet dog Daimyo, the Undead-slaying Pomeranian in battle. Jack Skellington has had to pacify the mutt with his own rib bones from time to time.
    • Speaking of Skellington, Artix was very close to smiting Jack before Jack explained that killing him meant no more Halloween (and thus no celebration of the undead). Artix conceded and the two get along well.
  • As an Undead Slayer/The Champion of Darkness, Artix is able to free all souls he fights and adds them to his arsenal of Spirit Orbs. It is revealed that his weapon, the Blinding Light of Destiny is nothing more than a regular axe that has absorbed thousands upon thousands of Spirit Orbs. Also take note that any soul that was freed by him cannot be brainwashed again. If he gathers enough, he is able to summon the Ultimate Dragon Soul Spear of Ten Million Spirit Orbs with all of the souls he has saved (and he summoned two in the past). He is also able to use his own shadow as a means of attacking, transforming it into a giant dragon to pin down his enemies.
  • He can be easily subdued if someone says "Your shoes are untied." Unless he's not wearing shoes.
  • He steers clear of Pinkie Pie and her friends and anyone who even wears the color pink, due to a fear of the color pink and cute ponies.
  • On Friday the 13th, he teams up with Voltaire to fight off different sorts of monsters that just so happen to invade the Pantheon on that day.
  • Cecil Harvey has tried to train Artix on controlling his undead rampages—which becomes a very huge problem in the House of Life and Death—but can only sigh as Artix starts beating them up like a kid at a candy store. He does note that Artix treats all of his fallen victims with the utmost respect.
    • That said, he goes crazy on any and all undead monsters which includes ghosts and zombies. He has had to be banned from entering numerous temples due to his rampages. However, when it came to Sir Daniel Forteseque, he respected Daniel's quest to fight against evil despite being an Undead and the two got along quite well.
  • Is a big fan of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and hangs out with them from time to time.
    • He is especially a big fan of Ashley Williams and the two have currently been on an undead killing spree as of late. As of this moment, it's hard to tell who's in the lead. He also once did a story called Ebil Dread which had him chop his own right hand off for a chainsaw and getting his own Necronomicon to stop the invasion of pink zombies. Unfortunately, he also had trouble with magic words.
  • Has recently created the GUAG Sacred Knights, a division of the Command Group for all knightly warriors.
    • Was reluctant to train the knights in his brand of magic because a) he can't cast any light-based magic, and b) it's based on his true origins, which he feels is a sort of embarrassment. The knights have reassured him in that since he's fighting for the side of good, then they don't mind.
  • When Luke Skywalker ascended to the Pantheon, Artix threw one of the biggest parties in the Pantheon of Faith. Luke mentioned that this wasn't necessary, but Artix didn't mind and has offered Luke a position in the Sacred Knights division.
  • Recently got married in the House of Love. Said wedding involved a sword fight, bellhops, ninjas, Bret Hart's uncle Jimmy Hart, and both Iron Man and Batman asked him to join SHIELD and the Justice League respectively.
  • When he got food at the House of Food, he looked in absolute horror at how Famine ate souls. Famine, noticing the multitude of soul orbs that Artix had around him, immediately went to devour Paladin. He exploded when Artix created his Ultimate Dragon Soul Spear of Ten Million Orbs from within his stomach and Famine was completely inert for a few weeks.
  • Has not decided whether to tell his past self about his true origins.
  • Despite his...unusual circumstances, the power of light is not to brainwash people into a cult-like faction. Thus Artix REALLY hates Saiou Takuma more than he hates Famine. The first time Artix saw him, Artix was inches away from cleaving him in half.
  • After getting involved in a party invitation from Pinkie Pie (who he's scared of due to being pink and a pony), he got involved in the darkness known as "Project: Alternate Gentaro" and the Friendship Asylum. Armed with all of the Spirit Orbs in hand, he is off to slay the darkness and free those trapped within its dark walls.
  • Was overjoyed to hear that his former High Priest, Uther the Lightbringer, managed to get himself a spot in the pantheon, citing that he looks up to him like a father figure. Uther the Lightbringer was also amazed at Artix's powers...just not at Artix's unholy love for smiting undead and his fear of pink.
  • A word of notice: if you take Artix's Blinding Light of Destiny away from him, it will not diminish his power. Since his power comes from the myriad of Spirit Orbs he obtains for every Undead he slays, he is basically able to imbue any normal weapon into a weapon capable of slaying Undead. Has now decided to teach the GUAG Sacred Knights to forge their own Blinding Weapons so that they will all be armed in case of a Zombie Apocalypse in the near future.
  • Was in mourning as of late over the death of his beloved pomeranian, Daimyo. Then, as he returned to his temple, he found that Daimyo had been resurrected, and the pomeranian leapt into his master's arms. Artix cried Tears of Joy after that.
  • After much debate from his fellow knights, they unanimously agreed that Artix deserved a position in the Main House. After some...alterations in that there were no pink or pony-related stuff in the way, Artix made his own temple in the Main House. He is now responsible for slaying any and all undead invasions that go out of hand as well as gather all the souls of the fallen. Also works hand in hand with The Undertaker to decide which souls will go to the afterlife and which souls will stand by his side for the fight against good and evil.
  • Also has a seat in the House of Faith.

    The Immortal God-Emperor of Mankind 
The Immortal God-Emperor of Mankind, God of Humanity and Grim Necessity (Master of Mankind, Emperor, All-Father, Primogenitor, Him on Earth, Omnissiah, The Emprah, Big E., the Corpse Emperor, the Corpse on the Throne, The Anathema, The Motherfucking Emperor, The Man-Emperor of Mankind)
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Emperasque 
  • Greater God, potential Overdeity at full strength (Overdeity as The Emperasque)
  • Symbol: The Imperial Aquila.
  • Theme Song: We Are One
  • Alignment: Lawful Good
  • Portfolio: Being the Strongest Psyker in the Imperium, Humanity Is Superior, Humans Are Warriors, Humans Are Special, Humans Are Survivors, Black and Grey Morality, Darker and Edgier, Rule of Cool, Well-Intentioned Extremist, Dramatic Irony, Twist Endings, Only Mostly Dead, Up to Eleven, Super Soldier, Space Marines, The Chosen One, Reluctant Retiree, Reluctant Hero, Humans Are Bastards
  • Domain: Humanity
  • Heralds: The Adeptus Custodes
  • Allies
  • Enemies: The Four Gods of Chaos, Angron, Kharn, Typhus, Perturabo, Konrad Curze, Alpharius, Abaddon, Asdrubael Vect, Gork and Mork, Ghazghkull, The Tyranids, Trazyn the Infinite, Mag'ladroth, Nagash the Undying, The Flood, En Sabah Nur/Apocalypse, Charles zi Britannia, The Vex, Keel Lorenz, Father (Fullmetal Alchemist), Nyarlathotep, Yaldabaoth, Dr. Gero/Android 20, Merged Zamasu, Frieza, Boros, SCP-682, and any enemy to humanity
  • Friendly Enemy: Nabu/Doctor Fate
  • Conflicting Opinion
  • Opposes: Present and Future Zen'o (for the most part)
  • The personification of the human race. Spent 40,000 years manipulating humanity from the shadows before events forced him to take a more active role. Did not want to be worshiped, but humanity needed a god and he was the only one up to it. That said, he has had some success in convincing them he's not really one…just better.
  • Ironically, while he is himself a rather "glass half-full" kind of guy, his power is proportional to the grimdarkness of the dimension he is in at the time. In Bokurano-land he is mightier than O-Haruhi-Sama, and in Teletubby-land he wields less than half his usual might, though still possessing great power. It's probably because he doesn't really need much power in worlds like the latter anyway, where things tend to be going fine.
  • Would like to note he does not want to exterminate xeno life wherever it is, and wouldn't mind living in peace with other alien races. He'd just prefer they accept his idea of peace (mainly the aliens under his rule) and not the aliens' idea of peace (like exterminating all life in the galaxy or keeping humans like zoo animals). Furthermore, he thinks the current Imperium's goal of trying to exterminate all aliens in the galaxy is not only impossible but also impractical, and is working day and night to fix this problem.
  • For some reason, many of his followers have an intense hatred of ponies, especially the divine ones in the Pantheon. Same thing goes for furries or anyone from the Starcraft universe. What his own views of these species are, well, that's one of the many questions about him that nobody knows.
  • He learned of an Expy of his that is the Big Bad in Strike Legion, and after looking at her rule over her own Imperium, he is ready to confront her for her crimes against Humanity should she ever ascend to the Pantheon, though is also pulling some strings in the Celestial Bureaucracy to ensure that she never ascends at all.
    • His actions in his own universe were made out of necessity and the current state of his Imperium was beyond his control but his expy's actions are needlessly cruel and evil, plus her insistence on forcing Humanity to worship her as God is anathema to him.
  • The God Emperor is the only being the Chaos Gods ever truly feared, he is the greatest embodiment of Order in their home universe and their eternal enemy, so much so that the Dark Gods have dubbed him as the Anathema.
    • The God Emperor does not oppose the Chaos Gods for petty reasons such as power or influence, but because of his love and dedication to all Humanity. Without the Emperor to oppose them, the Chaos Gods would taint Mankind with their corruption, twisting and defiling all Humankind by their dark powers. His love for Mankind is so great that even on the brink of death, he chose to be eternally preserved upon the Golden Throne for all time, neither living nor dead. His will is constantly challenging the Dark Gods even as his body decays, trapping him in eternal torment as his soul suffers agony beyond measure lighting the Astronomicon to light the way for the Imperium.
      • What makes his sacrifice even greater is that he could have let himself die and be reborn in a new body but a single moment of lapse in concentration would result in Terra being overwhelmed by legions of Daemons, that would mercilessly butcher the hundreds of billions of people living on the planet and turn the homeworld of Mankind itself into an abominable Daemon World.
  • Now and then, he will have enough of sitting on The Golden Throne and transfer his soul into a Tarrasque in order to REALLY shake things up. A healthy body to inhabit allows him to perform feats greater than what he can in the mummified remnants of his original body. Said feats include freeing the Eldar goddess Isha and Eldrad Ulthran from the clutches of Nurgle and Slaanesh respectively, rescuing his son Jaghatai Khan from a chronovortex, curb-stomping the armies of Chaos, etc. Slaanesh and Khorne are fuming in rage for this, Tzeentch offered no comment, and Nurgle was mad, but surprisingly got over it quickly.
  • Now and then he gives Asura questioning looks. Some speculate that this is because he thinks that Asura may be one of his erased Primarchs, which would explain how he managed to create The Angry Marines. Only the most pissed off being in the universe would suffice for such a Chapter.
    • On a similar note, he gains a sad but proud look whenever he sees Gimli. This may be because of the grievous losses and near extinction the Squats suffered through in their continued existence in the galaxy. He is also pissed off at the massive amount of stupidity that ensued when the Imperium realized the Squats survived. Seeing the Adeptus Mechanicus, the Inquisition, and the Administratum argue about who to blame for losing the Squats really didn't make him happy.
  • Though he is fully capable of interacting with the other gods in the immortal planes, he is unable to do much in the mortal realms, due to his avatar still being a dying corpse on the Golden Throne. Nobody wants to unplug it, uncertain of what will happen if they do.
    • However, he did later get a Text-To-Speech Device installed into the Golden Throne. He has become a lot more chatty since then.
    About fucking time! I have so many things to complain about.
  • Despite the bitter and caustic manner he voices himself, the God Emperor is genuinely sorrowful at what has become of his Imperium; his intended paradise of reason and science has been twisted into a despotic and bureaucratic mess, but with the installation of the Text to Speech device, he has begun restoring the Imperium to what it was meant to be.
  • He's not too happy about Kars convincing The Adeptus Custodes to dress up like the Pillar Men in order to show him tribute.
  • Upon learning that the traitor Primarch Magnus had ascended to the Pantheon he ordered Marneus Calgar and the Ultramarines to capture and bring him before the Golden Throne for judgement.
    • A binary encoded message from the Captain-General of the Adeptus Custodes has revealed that Calgar has somehow succeeded in his mission and is now returning with Magnus. However, the Emperor's response to this development is not what anyone would have expected…
    • After a long heart to heart and revelation of previously unknown secrets the Emperor and Magnus have began overcoming their mutual issues with each other. To prove his goodwill, the Emperor overpowered the Chaos God Tzeentch to restore Magnus's soul. Afterwards, the Emperor revealed that he intended to recover the Primarchs once more and fulfill Mankind's birthright as the masters of the Galaxy.
    • To that intent he has since ordered the Ultramarines to discreetly recover Vulkan's artifacts for the Salamanders to find and bring him along. Apparently, he thinks only they can get the job done.
    My reason says "FUCK NO, GET RID OF THAT BLUE BLOB OF NAMBY-PAMBY FECAL MATTER." But my institution says "SEND THEM TO DO SHIT AND STUFF WILL GO FORWARD." I will go with the latter because I have like prophetic powers and stuff.
  • There are not many things that can bring a smile to his face. But one of those things that can are a Centurion from The Imperial Fists. Who, as it turned out to even the Emperor's amazement, is his supposedly-dead son, Rogal Dorn of the Imperial Fists.
  • He also appears to have a very weird father-son relationship with the Captain-General of the Adeptus Custodes, calling him son and getting called Dad in return.
  • His alliance with Madoka Kaname is because she represents the hope humanity both needs and deserves. When he heard that YHVH was planning to kill her, he became one of the masterminds of The Pantheonic Rebellion. He has since ordered three entire chapters of the Adeptus Astartes (Space Wolves, Salamanders, and Blood Ravens), three regiments of the Imperial Guard (Cadian 8th, Tannith 1st and Only, and Valhallen), 9 Bane Blades, 4 War Hound Titans, 2 Warlord Titans, and 1 Emperor Titan to Madoka's defense.
  • The Emperor abhors both YHVH and Lucifer, seeing the two of them as abominations that feed on human emotions and only cause suffering much like the Chaos Gods. YHVH's order to have Madoka killed only intensified that disgust but he remembers that it was Lucifer who put all these events into motion.
    • Doctor Fate's serving YHVH has made him an opponent of the Emperor. However, after teaming up to fight the Emperor's enemies, the Gods of Chaos, they both realized that their dispute isn't personal on either end, and they both respect each other as equal Champions of Order, just with different opinions on where that Order comes from. When Fate isn't working directly for the god of law, the Emperor can always call upon him for aid.
  • The God Emperor has gained an alliance with another founder of the Magical Girl Sisterhood, Usagi "Serena" Tsukino, as well as another of the Sailor Senshi, Hotaru Tomoe, by the existence of an alternate universe wherein the Senshi were resurrected as the Emperor's daughters.
  • Homura Akemi reminds the God Emperor too much of his fallen son, Horus. Both so filled with passion and drive, only to be twisted and broken. With the existence of a universe where Homura became the temporary host to the Emperor's soul while he acted as a replacement father to her, creating a bond between them to the extent that she called him dad, the Emperor has decided to try and convince her to abandon Lucifer.
    • The Gods of Chaos fear the possibility of this alliance occurring elsewhere in the Multiverse and within the Pantheon. Such an alliance would likely result in their destruction and as such they act with all their powers to prevent this from happening.
  • Has begun having humanity's history from before the Age of Strife written down and sent throughout the House of Knowledge for mass copying and distribution, angry at the fact that most of it is currently censored for some reason.
  • The God Emperor is furious and greatly disappointed at the result of the End Times. To see a world that has withstood multiple Chaos incursions destroyed because of idiocy and treachery and the lives of billions of human lives lost as a result, has greatly infuriated Him.
    • The Lord of Mankind has begun to consolidate His forces and made motions to ascend the remaining loyalist Primarchs and other champions of Mankind. His servants have shown an increased preparation for conflict and the other Gods fear the potential beginnings of the Second War in Heaven.
  • After learning the end results of the End Times, the God Emperor has ordered His servants to apprehend the necromancer Nagash and bring the lich to justice, for both his crimes against Humanity and his actions during the End Times.
    • He also gave hints that He seeks the ascension of the Warrior-God Sigmar Heldenhammer. A legendary Champion of Mankind that defeated the first Everchosen of the Chaos Gods and banished Nagash for more than two thousand years. Sigmar's arrival would be welcome sight within the Pantheon for the God Emperor.
  • Upon being asked his opinion of both The Great Upheaval and The Pantheonic Rebellion, The Emperor's response was rather simple.
  • As one of the foremost Champions and God of Humanity, the Emperor was one of the first deities to help the Master Chief fight the Flood. During the conflict, He, the Master Chief, Madoka Kaname and (much to his great reluctance) Lucifer combined powers to banish the Primordial and ensure its imprisonment outside the Pantheon. He now stands alongside the Spartan as the first line of defense against the Parasite should it ever escape from its prison.
    • After the conflict, the God Emperor made his made his thoughts on the Precursor very clear:
    These tentacle-fetish assholes are nothing if not the abominable embodiment of the complete and total assholery that an ancient species can lay claim to. The one-time ultimate rulers of reality and evolution, they were the shitty, neglectful grandparents of all that is life. Every living and non-living being in existence should let out a sigh of relief that these assholes were hunted down and killed by their much abused creations.
    • The danger of a Flood invasion of the Pantheon is great enough that he is even willing to join forces with the Chaos Gods to defeat it, as both sides agree that the Flood is a far greater threat than they are to each other.
  • The Emperor has low views of Social Darwinism, regarding it as a badly disguised Realpolitik underneath false science that has often been used as poor justification for cruel and inhumane actions. He is often found calling those who hold to this philosophy:
    Brutish asscracks with a survival-of-the-fittest mindset that think all "weaknesses" within the human species needs to be destroyed. Which would be all fine and dandy if that's what these fuckers were really doing, but usually they're too busy being pretentious pricks and trying to tear down everyone who's weaker than them, so they're actually accomplishing the opposite of what they claim to stand for.
    • He has come to conflict with En Sabah Nur and Charles zi Britannia over their philosophies and disregard for the lives and well-being of Humans.
  • Odin and the God Emperor of Mankind met one another after several correspondence through their sons. The two came to instantly respect one another from their mutual struggle against great enemies of their peoples. The determination to overcome seemingly impossible odds and unbeatable foes in order to preserve one's people was resound in both figures. Odin's ages old struggle against Ragnarok and strings of fate was well known to the Emperor while the King of Asgard learned about the Master of Mankind's millennia of warfare against the foul Gods of Chaos. The two forged a powerful alliance with one another. Much to their mutual amusement, they both possessed the title of Allfather.
  • May or may have not been a certain Cimmerian in a past life.
  • Despite maintaining a presence within the Pantheon, being the God of Humanity and worshiped as a God Emperor by his many worshipers, the Emperor still holds many reservations about the title of God. Many would go as far as to say that referring to Him as a God is actually demeaning, since as a Human being, He is so much more. The Emperor prefers to be called The Man Emperor of Mankind.
  • As a proud proponent of HUMANITY FUCK YEAH, the Emperor wishes that Humanity would stop doing stupid shit such as worshiping obviously evil and malevolent entities (especially if they do so for the petty promises of power and fame), get their act together and finally achieve their birthright.
    • For this reason, Rem sees the Emperor as one of the few humans she can stand. He spends his time with her trying to see the potential humanity can achieve, but every time he gets close to convincing her, some human in the Pantheon does something stupid and evil, and they're back at step one.
    • This is also the reason he first began to take a look at the Elric brothers' journey, as one of their first landmark achievements as State Alchemists was to expose a false religion based around a sun god designed to convince the townspeople to get themselves murdered in a coup. Everything he saw after that proved them to be great champions of humanity's potential, to the point they even managed to impress The Truth, an entity whose entire design centered around punishing humans for thinking they could play God with transmutation knowledge. Needless to say, the Emperor approves.
    • He's also offered his full support to Philemon and Igor for their service in guiding the Persona-using human youths of the Pantheon into fighting back divine entities to protect humanity. Their most recent Wild Cards, Yu Narukami and Ren Amamiya, are particularly impressive, as Yu is proof that humans can seek and handle the truth even when it's uncomfortable or inconvenient to do so, while Ren is proof that humans can reject mundane nihilism and strive to achieve more in their lives than serving prisoner to corrupt systems.
      • As Nyarlathotep and Yaldabaoth are both proponents of humanity's hopelessness who refuse to let up after being shown they're wrong, the Emperor considers them to be a danger akin to the Chaos Gods themselves. Once said Chaos Gods are finished being dealt with, they're next.
    • With Android 17 rising past his artificial programming from Dr. Gero's experiments to become the ultimate human, not only surviving near-elimination and self-destruction to win the Tournament of Power but also using his wish selflessly to restore the erased universes, the Emperor approves of the MVP chants 17 has gotten since his return from the planet-wide cruise he earned for himself and his family. The Emperor even had a trophy created to commemorate 17's victory and valor. The old doc can suck it.
  • Zamasu's plan to exterminate all mortals "for godly justice" makes the Emperor sick to his goddamn stomach. Aside from the fact that the brutal species he observed at two points a thousand years apart was closer to xeno than human, Zamasu refused to understand the concept of the Kais serving as guides to humanity when it was taught to him. While he applauds Gowasu for trying his best to get through to the prick, Zamasu was hell bent on judging and destroying those he could've instead facilitated towards greatness. For the Emperor, This Is Unforgivable!.
    • He laughs at how blatantly the Tournament of Power proves not only just how dead wrong Zamasu was about how hopelessly destructive humans were, but also that Zen'o, the childish Top God who eliminated Zamasu from his multiverse, knew he was wrong the entire time.
  • Despises fellow "Emperor" Frieza for trying to destroy his Earth at least twice and callously destroying countless lives, including wasting one Earth city with a single beam as a way to say hello. Upon hearing that he's found the sudden interest of helping other despotic Social Darwinists achieve rule over their Earths, the Emperor of Mankind is not mincing words.
    I want that motherfucker eliminated. And I. Want it. Now. Oh, and his fucking one-eyed blond friend can get rekt too.
  • He has a fondness for Duel Monsters, though he was a little disappointed that he couldn't use broken cards in the Pantheon. To compensate, he's constructed a deck based around powerful LIGHT monsters.
    • Despite their enmity, he hosts regular Duel Monster tournaments with Tzeentch.
  • He hates when people mention that one time he was being choked to death by, of all things, an Ork. Odin sympathizes with him for this; he is still getting shit for having been enslaved by space ants once.
  • Few alien species love humanity as much as the Doctor. So it is rather conflicting for him to side with its patron who thinks little of him or any other aliens. The God-Emperor hopes that the humans in that would will learn not to rely on the Time Lord's help all the damn time.
  • Is not a big fan of Zen'o for being so childish with ultimate divine power. That Secret Test of Character with the Tournament of Power did impress him, though.
  • Also holds a spot in the House of Philosophy.

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Roboking, God of Replacements and One Of The Councillors For The Grand United Alliance of Machines
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    Zeus 
Zeus, God of Thunder Cast from the Sky (King of Olympus, Jupiter, Lord of the Sky, Lord of Heaven)
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Zeus, in 'dark, ruthless' mode
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Zeus, in 'neutral' mode
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Zeus, in 'slightly more family-friendly combat' mode
  • Greater God (potential Overdeity when he goes One-Winged Angel)
  • Symbol: A bolt of lightning over the Aegis Shield
  • Theme Song: "Heart Of Gaia", Disturbances - The One Called from Beyond, also This
  • Alignment: Chaotic Neutral or Lawful Evil, depending on one's point of view. Officially, he's Chaotic Good
  • Portfolio: Badass Beard, Badass Grandpa, Badass Baritone, being rather attractive during his younger days, Mean Deities, Having his way with many women and a few men, Being able to turn into Thunder and Tempest incarnate, ruling over many other gods, CONSTANTLY cheating on your wife, Not paying attention during parenting classes, The Casanova, Improbable Aiming Skills and of course, Bolt of Divine Retribution
  • Domains: Lust, Thunder, Power
  • Followers: Most of the gods in Mount Olympus, Ramuh
  • Allies: Hercules, Jak, Aphrodite, Vulcan, Rubick
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork with: Thor, Eren Jaeger (Due to his titan nature.), Most Radiant Heroes, Minato and Kotone Shiomi
  • Rivals: Allfather Odin and the other Norse Deities
  • Enemies: KRATOS!, Isaac Clarke, The majority of the House of Love, the incarnations of Hades in this Pantheon, The Colossi, Sun Wukong, Daxter, ANY mortal that gets on his bad side, Annie Leonhart, Reiner Braun, Bertholt Hoover
  • Despite his new position amongst the gods of the Pantheon, he rarely visits this place for two main reasons. The first being that he doesn't like to share power with the other gods, instead bossing over the deities of Mount Olympus as he sits on his golden throne. The other reason being that Kratos nearly destroyed the entire House of Magic when he found out about his recent accension. The few times he does appear is when it's time for a fight, when he feels to get it on with members in the House of Love or when he keeps fighting his son for the Blade of Olympus.
  • Not many members of the House of Love look forward to his visits. If Panty Anarchy (One of the few women who can stand him) is to be believed, he might be an amazing lover who knows how to take charge, but he does NOT take no for an answer. And he has a REALLY bad habit of never wearing protection, leading to him having MANY illegitamate children!
    • And to make matters WORSE, he doesn't miss out on the chance to get it on with some male deities as well. Just ask Akio Ohtori and Abe Takakazu about their unfortunate experiences with him!
  • Over time, with multiple facets of himself, Zeus found himself possessing several versions of himself. If he's feeling particularly angered and decides to deliver fatal punishment, he reverts to the 'dark, ruthless mode', which was what Kratos faced. If he's feeling more even-tempered, but not exactly happy (e.g: Neutral), he reverts to the 'neutral' mode, which is the form he took in the Battleground of the Gods. If he feels rather joyous, but still can afford a bit more happy thunder blasting, he reverts to his 'slightly more family-friendly combat', which is seen in the Fields of the Ancients (which is why he thought 'emulating Mario's jump' is a jolly idea). But Zeus also has his ways for good publicity, the 'totes family friendly' mode. Though this still doesn't win him as much fans as he expected, because the last always comes at the expense of Hades.
  • Go ahead. Bring up that time he lost to a mortal who didn't even know that he was a Greek God. Or that time he went into a week-long coma after sleeping with Morinth. The ashes of the last schmuck who tried to shove it in his face are still smoldering somewhere in the pits of Tartarus.
  • Zeus might be one of the best marksmen in the entire Pantheon, considering how he can hit the smallest of targets with his lightning bolts from the sky high tops of Olympus, even with clouds blocking his sight.
  • Though he sure as hell won't be winning any Father of the Year awards any time soon, it is important to note that he does care for Hercules enough to throw bolts of thunder against most people who tries to harm him. It's one of his more positive traits to say the least.
  • Though it's not clear how powerful Zeus' lightning bolts can be when he's at full strength or when he decides to become Thunder and Tempest Incarnate, but it is proven by the House of Technology that at times they can reach up to 21 thousand gigawatts.
  • Whenever Zeus and Kratos do fight (mostly over trying to get their hands on the Blade of Olympus), most of the other members of the Pantheon do everything in their power to limit or repair the damage as quickly as possible while evacuating any weaker inhabitant from the area. The reason for this dire security measure is because the last time Kratos and Zeus were locked in mortal combat, it ended with the destruction of the entire world!
  • Has pique an interest in Asura and his fighting skills, but is advised against making any moves on his daughter Mithra, who also resides in this house.
  • Zeus has a very uneasy relationship with the Nordic God of Thunder, Thor, mostly over how they treat their followers. Where the Odinson is willing to fight and die for his people and allies in a heartbeat in order to protect them from any threat, Zeus on the other hand, barely lifts a finger when his followers are slaughtered by the hundreds. In fact, he's perfectly willing to screw over all of them for the slightest of offenses. Give him the bad part of a buffalo? Your entire people goes without fire. Claim that you're a better lover than him? Your entire continent goes infertile. Say that his beard looks stupid? The entire planet goes hairless and unattractive.
  • Whenever the Olympic Games take place, he is always seen watching every single sport take place in the House of Sports, thinking that they are carried out in order to pay him tribute. The other gods who partake in the Olympic Games simply play along in order to get him out of their hair for a while, knowing that these games are a massive case of Serious Business for him. In fact, he takes it so seriously that he even tries to stop many gods from the House of War to carry out their jobs during these seasons. Any interruption of the Olympic Games will strike a nerve that is best avoided.
  • His relationship with his brother, Hades, has become VERY confused ever since they both joined the Pantheon. When they are in the realm of Olympus, Greece, Italy or Rome, they tend to have a proper brotherhood (or at least as proper as the Olympian gods can get). However, the moment they meet on the grounds of the Pantheon, Hades becomes far more prone to betrayal and Zeus becomes far more paranoid against his older brother. In fact, he even tends to forget that Hades is supposed to be older than him whenever they met in the Pantheon. The strange effect wears off the moment they return to their original realms. They try not to talk about it during family meetings.
  • Recently, Zeus decided to put his feud with Kratos on hold and tried to be a good father by taking him on a day out. Unfortunately, Zeus' plan did not succeed, because he did that while wearing his 'dark ruthless' form and Kratos still hates his guts (granted, not that Kratos would ever show mercy to his other forms). On the bright side, Jak was looking for a father figure of his own, which resulted in Zeus and Jak forming a father-son relationship of their own. Jak is one of the few gods unaffiliated with Disney who is able to see Zeus' more positive side.
    • Unsurprisingly, Daxter fears Zeus. Jak understands why, and has pleaded with Zeus to treat him with respect.
  • Surprisingly, he has given help to Pit on his first two adventures, and was surprisingly nice to him. That being said, he did started saying "YOU WEAKLING!" to any one who he saw being way below his might.
  • Once tried to go after Aigis due of him thinking that she is copying his symbol. However, his appearance caused her and the members of both SEES and Investigation Team to remember a forgotten memory of the time when he possessed Elizabeth and tried to fight them, causing them to go on defense. Once Zeus remembered that they beat him that time and realising that the former team beat and sealed away Nyx (who even Zeus fears), he had to call back.
    • Because of this, he has a Teeth-Clenched Teamwork with Minato. Yes, he beat him once and could summon him at will, but he also keeps Nyx sealed away, which Zeus is at least grateful of.
    • This has also made Airy his enemies. If they ever become close to House of Magic, he will strike them with lightning without a second thought.
  • One of the few beings that even Zeus fears is Nyx's daughter Nemesis, whose desire to mete out justice for unrighted wrongs had turned Zeus (who is guilty of that about ten times over) into a regular punching bag for her. Upon hearing of her ascension, Zeus fled to mount Olympus and didn't return until he confirmed that the amount of other evil people in the pantheon meant he wasn't her number one target.
  • Zeus has a rather interesting taunt called Heavenly Jump when he used his 'slightly more family friendly' form, where he jumps Super Mario style. Alongside his appearance there which has an uncanny similarities to Mario himself, people has started to wonder if there's a connection between Zeus and Mario.
    • It's been a long contest, but Zeus ended up as the winner of an arcana vote contest thanks to overwhelming mortal support, and will be receiving an arcana set in the future. Zeus was quite pleased with his victory, and did not waste an opportunity to rub it in the competition's face. First things first, he visited a divine barber to get some facial upgrade.
    • He... was about to do the boasting, but had to hold that thought in a bit since when he got that, he encountered Zet the Arc Warden and came across the news about how the Radiant or Dire he fought with might be something more ancient than Godlike beings like himself. This forces Zeus to ponder about things and what actions he needed to take to assert his authority.
  • Thor and Zeus decided to rap against each other to see which thunder god is mightier. It was decided Thor won. Zeus wasn't too happy about that.
  • In the neutral mode, he doesn't take it well when someone invades his home, and seeing too many rebelling within his 'children'. But he stands resolute that he CAN and WILL quell them, with these words:
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