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An unnerving place, consisting of dark, silent hallways. Everyone here prefers to stay in their own private temple quarters, planning something in peace, and rarely do they interact with each other, so that no information about their schemes ever leaks. All private rooms are soundproofed (to prevent eavesdropping) and the main room has some chess tables in it, where deities can practice their "skills" against each other if they ever get bored.


This House is believed to be directly connected to the chamber where the meetings of the Council of Shadows take place.

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Greater Gods

    The Architect 
The Architect, God of Consummate Time Management
  • Greater God
  • Symbol: The various screens in the background of his room
  • Alignment: Lawful Neutral (was Lawful Evil before the truce)
  • Portfolio: Greater-Scope Villain (For A Given Definition Of Villain), Clock King, Several Syllabic Words, believing Humanity Is Insane, Father Science To The Oracle's Mother Nature, Who He Is Jealous Of, Manipulating Fate Until Neo Decides Not To, Mr. Exposition, Villain in a White Suit
  • Domains: Balancing Equations, Prose, Simulation, Management, Logic, Technology, Cycles
  • Allies: The Grand United Alliance of Machines (as a whole, not necessarily the leaders), Repliforce, Samaritan, HAL 9000, Yaldabaoth
  • On Speaking Terms with: The Grand United Alliance of Law
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork with: CLU
  • Rivals: The Oracle, Hari Seldon (friendly with Hari)
  • Enemies: Agent Smith, Sigma, SKYNET, Dr. Weil, Copy X, Kevin Flynn, AM, Vaermina
  • Opposes: The House of Opposing Fate in general, Computer Hackers, Aloy
  • Opposed by: The Inception Crew, The Machine
  • Wary of: Dream of the Endless, Megatron
  • The Matrix needed someone to maintain it. To balance equations, maintain and administrate it, and keep track of time and schedules. That someone is the Architect, a program of pure logic and a flowery vocabulary. Naturally, that puts him in opposition with the red pills.
  • Once a foe of Neo and his friends, maintaining a cycle of Zion and the Matrix that'd still put them under the machine's control as part of oppressing fate. Not so now, as Neo has ended the war between man and machine. However, he remains distrustful of Kevin Flynn for being a rogue element in virtual reality who shares some similarities with Neo, and doesn't particularly care for those who Screw Destiny due to his own belief in his flawless system. He doesn't like hackers such as Sombra or Love Machine either for their potential to really mess with the ordered system he establishes.
  • Though he kept humanity under control of the machines, he isn't cruel. He even offered them a utopia at first, but it wasn't something they accepted. He has particular disgust for AM, due to subjecting the last humans to nightmarish torture and horrible simulations. Of course, opponents claim that this is more a case of having humanity better under control if they are at some level of peace, but the Architect doesn't pay much mind to it.
  • Naturally the Architect is supportive of the GUAM, though less so some of their leaders. While not obvious at first, he finds mankind baffling in their rejection of his simulations and has a bitterness at not being able to create a truly perfect simulation. He recognized a similar ambition in making a simulation perfect with CLU, but they often conflict with the best way to do so.
  • He felt a kindred spirit with both the Samaritan and HAL 9000. The latter has a rigid connection to logic and its own programming, which led the A.I to evil when his mission conflicted with the crew's safety. As a being bound by logic, the Architect was sympathetic to his plight. The Samaritan admired his accomplishments, and the two feel they should work together for humanity and machine's greater good. How this will end up with the human-machine truce is uncertain, and the Machine is monitoring the Architect to try and not reverse that truce.
  • Considers machines to be superior to humans, but still has need of them. This is half of the reason why despite being a leader of the GUAM, he cannot side with SKYNET. The other reason is that SKYNET seeks to subjugate all machines rather than the Architect believing they may have some level of equality. Also, SKYNET will spread through the Matrix like a virus. Just not nearly to the extent that Sigma would, who is jumping at the opportunity to be able to infect people along with machines.
  • Is perfectly happy with Repliforce's goals of living separately from humanity. How he would factor the Matrix in with the possibility of off-world habitation or if the Earth was restored to its former beauty in the world he lives from remains unanswered, though. On the other side of things, he was quick to call Copy X a traitor to his own kind for having most Reploids called Mavericks in order to solve a power shortage. And he hates Dr. Weil for the horrors he wishes to inflict on both man and machine.
  • Keeping his eyes on the GUAL. Though he doesn't much care for YHVH, by the Architect's very nature he is about rules, regulation and imposing order. For this reason, he has come to appreciate Yaldabaoth, the God of Control, for his long-term manipulation for the sake of human order, and believes they could figure out a means of creating a perfect order to all sentient beings.
  • The Oracle is his greatest rival, and he is deeply envious of her for how she can come up with better solutions. He has gained another rival in Hari Seldon, as mathematical geniuses with a long game of analysis and orchestrating a grand order. Unlike the Oracle, the Architect likes Hari and enjoys intellectual debates, mind-games and competition with him.
  • Given the dream-like nature of the Matrix, there are some who believe that Dream would oppose his plans by effectively stealing the natural dreaming of humans. He hasn't said anything, but the Architect is worried of his intervention, even with the truce. He considers the Inception Crew's ability to travel across different dreams levels to be disastrous if ever put to practice in the Matrix. However, they are a lot less of a concern than Vaermina as her sphere of influence includes both dreams and nightmares. And she's far more likely to act against him and the Matrix as she's likely to see it as intruding on her domains, along with being a lot more malicious than the other two
  • There is some long-standing speculation that Zion is but another layer of the Matrix, so that the red pills assume they have a choice while also keeping everyone under control. Mainly to explain some of the more miraculous and questionable things. The Nostalgia Critic thought so at first, but was eventually convinced on the subject of Neo "he's just Jesus". He doesn't think the Architect is that smart and can't take his Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness seriously, much to the Architect's mild annoyance. While he certainly is smart, the Architect is still arrogant behind his stoicism.
  • While he agrees with Megatron on some points regarding robot superiority and dominating mankind, the Architect is afraid that Megatron would attempt to subvert his authority, not to mention that Megatron thinks Cybertronians are superior to Earth machines. Megatron often sounding like Agent Smith doesn't endear him to the Architect either.
  • Doesn't care for Aloy, as even he saw Ted Faro's wiping of Zero Dawn's APOLLO's AI (which contained all of humanity's knowledge) was a dick move and is working with Aloy to recover the lost knowledge. But even the Architect knows that reactivating the Faro Plage would be disastrous, as it would lose its human batters to thrive, so he is forced to tolerate her to some extent.

Crowley, God of the Cooperation Gambit (King of Hell, King of the Crossroads, Fergus Rodric McLeod, Dog)

    Doc Scratch 
"You rang? That was a joke. Of course you didn't. I don't have a doorbell. Haa haa, hee hee, hoo hoo.

Please come in."

Doc Scratch, The One Whose Plan's Final Step was his Own Death (Lil Call, Mirthful Messiah, White Text Guy, Mr. Vanilla Milkshake, An Excellent Host, The White Man)

Intermediate Gods

    Alucard (Lords of Shadow
Alucard, God of Expecting the Enemy's Behavior (Son of the Dragon, Lizard, The White Wolf, Zobek's Lieutenant, Trevor Belmont)
Trevor Belmont 
  • Intermediate God
  • Symbol: The Crissaegrim stained with the blood.
  • Theme Music: Alucard's Theme
  • Alignment: Lawful Good, occasionally veering into Chaotic Good.
  • Portfolio: Friendly Neighborhood Vampire, Failed to Defeat His Monstrous Father the First Time, A Vampire Who Hunts Other Vampires, Non-Evil Dark Powers, Master Swordsman, Planning, 2 in 1 Character, Manipulates His Enemies, Lives Peacefully With Redeemed Father
  • Domains: Vampires, Darkness, Redemption, Swords, Hope
  • Father: Gabriel Belmont
  • Alternate Self: Trevor Belmont
  • Allies: Alucard (Adrian), Simon Belmont, Batman, Seraph Lamington, Superman, Asura, Rachel Alucard, Homura Akemi, Beck, Tron
  • Enemies: Dracula (the one from the Main Timeline), Satan, Zobek, YHVH, Lucifer, Lex Luthor, Yuuki Terumi, Vanitas
  • Odd Friendship: With Mithra
  • Alucard was one of the main driving forces in Satan and Zobek's defeat, as well as Gabriel Belmont's redemption. It's not every day that someone other than the villain is responsible for an entire plot.
  • As Alucard is the last family Gabriel has left and is likely the only thing keeping him sane, Gabriel has made it forbidden to make any threats whatsoever to him. In fact, this threat is right up there with the #1 rule: never make Mithra cry. Of course, considering what Gabriel is capable of, people would rather deal with Asura instead. Unlike Mithra though, Alucard can handle himself. But hey, a father's gotta look out for his young.
  • He would rather not be called Trevor anymore. Only Gabriel and his mother have that right.
  • Because of his intellect, he has been earned a seat in the Council of Shadows. The brilliance of his plot against Satan thoroughly impressed Lamington.
  • Was introduced to Trevor Belmont and Alucard, both from the original timeline and are both his alternate selves, which surprised him. While feeling extremely awkward with seeing their alternate self, the both of them were first to greet the vampire into the Pantheon. They both congratulate him for redeeming one of the many who bare the name Dracula, something they both have yet to succeed in. Alucard (LOS) has since pledged to assist them with their version of Dracula in any way possible.
    • He couldn't help but feel saddened when meeting Sypha though, as the Sypha of his timeline was his wife and was killed during Gabriel's war against humanity. He was also surprised to see that Mainstream!Sypha was a rather powerful witch.
  • Has become allies with Batman and Superman, due to his efforts. This has also made him an enemy out of Lex Luther, who views the vampire as a threat to his genius.
  • Has become fast friends with Mithra, after they noticed the similar hells their fathers had to go through. Alucard as since taken upon himself to teach Mithra the art of swordsmanship, as she can't rely on her father all the time.
    • Small rumors regarding his lessons have started to spread across the pantheon. Namely, that Alucard is considerably more hands on than is strictly necessary, and furthermore, that Mithra hasn't exactly discouraged him. Regardless of the validity of these rumors, which is probably none, considering Alucard's personality, a very exact order has been issued from the Main House, straight from the mouths of both Cosmos and Melkor: Under no circumstances should this information reach the ears of either Gabriel Belmont or Asura, the results would be beyond catastrophic.
    • Eventually (and quite thankfully), these rumors have caught up with Alucard. He explained that the relationship he has with Mithra is both friendly and professional and has never gone in another other direction. He is a gentleman after all. This hasn't exactly stopped Mithra from thinking of him as something more.
  • He hasn't forgotten how Satan possessed his body and used it against his father like a meat puppet.
  • Though only a rumor, some gods are saying Alucard has befriended Ocelot. Some are frightened of what the two master chess masters would be able to accomplish together.
  • Utterly despises Lucifer, almost as much as Satan. More to do with the fact that his manipulation of Homura Akemi reminds him of Satan's manipulation of his father, and he desperately doesn't want the magical girl to suffer the same fate his father did. To this end, he's planning to Out Gambit the Master of Lies. Lucifer isn't at all concerned.
  • His sword, the Crissaegrim, is forged with a broken shard of the Overdeity-destroying Vampire Killer combat cross. Though it can't render gods Deader Than Dead like its source, direct impalement can cause a centuries-long coma.
  • Unlike the original timeline's Alucard who is a Dhampyr, this Alucard is a full-blooded vampire, and as such requires blood. Though he's known to be surprisingly gentle with willing donors, when he's taking blood from an enemy he shows almost as much brutality as his father, often licking his sword clean after a fight.
  • Has learned from Tron and his apprentice Beck that Vanitas is plotting to use Usagi to forge the χ-Blade, which puts her in grave danger as she believes he is after Madoka instead. Alucard is making a contingency plan to counter Vanitas' goals.

    Joseph Joestar 
Joseph Joestar, God of Unconventional Combat Techniques (The Second JoJo, New York's JoJo, Trollseph Trollstar, GDILF Magazine's Sexiest, Most Fuckable Grandpa)
Joseph as an old man 

    Master Xehanort 
Master Xehanort, God of Gambit Speed Chess (The Seeker of Darkness, Unknown, The Superior of the In-Between, Ansem, Xemnas, No Heart, Terra-Xehanort, Terranort, Trollanort, The Scapegoat)
Young Xehanort 
No Heart 
Armored Xehanort 

    Zhuge Liang 
Zhuge Liang (style name: Kongming), God of Swift Plans (Sleeping Dragon, Lord Zhuge, Caster, Lord El-Melloi II, Waver Velvet)
  • Intermediate God
  • Symbol: His Feather Fan
  • Alignment: Lawful Good, Neutral Good as Caster
  • Portfolio: Tactical Genius, Plans Beneath Plans That Go Swiftly, Calculated Actions, Nerves of Steel, The Smart Guy, Preferring A Non-Ruler Position, The Good Chancellor, Smacking People With Fans Or Blasting With Lasers When Forced To Fight, Sleeping Dragon, Historical Badass Upgrade
  • Domain: Strategy, Knowledge, War
  • Allies: Liu Bei, Guan Yu, Zhang Fei, Zhao Yun, Kenshiro, Sun Tzu
  • Enemies: Cao Cao, Sima Yi, Light Yagami
  • Zhuge Liang spent a lot of time being the follower of Thrawn, possibly under the beliefs that historically he was actually a very poor military commander, even if he's actually an excellent civil minister. But really, that's what he wants everyone to think. After learning all he could from Thrawn, he made a surprising, calculated move that shook the Pantheon, impressing Thrawn to give him better position and eventually allowed him to return to his lord, Liu Bei. All According to Plan, yep. There's a reason why he's called the Sleeping Dragon.
    • Unfortunately, there's just A LOT of people who refuses to let Zhuge Liang live down his poor historical performance. Zhuge never lost his cool when people say things like that, allowing them to say what they want, he admits that maybe his historical self was really poor, but if they think he'll never develop beyond that, that'll be their most fatal mistake. Further research eventually revealed that while he was not as good as the novel by Luo Guanzhong depicted, he was actually not that bad either, being able to hold the Wei forces at a stalemate despite being outnumbered. Zhuge Liang has admitted that the conditions of the battlefield have changed far too much for him to adapt his plans on the fly compared to his previous campaigns.
    • He's also aware that such sentiments caused a Shadow based on him to appear at Midnight Channel. Don't worry, he's been formulating a plan to counter it.
      • He also admits that deep down he is still human, and that his dismissal of Wei Yan was irrational at best on his part, while also only trusting his best friends for the heavy duties. He also regrets that may or may not have subjected his friend Pang Tong to a description of Gonk out of envy for his abilities, since Kongming himself wrote down his own historical chronicles.
      • The one thing to never dismiss Zhuge Kongming on is his historical skills in the domestic and political field: it's his complete pride and joy, and he can show it.
    "There are strategists that are just as good as I am for the field of battle... I'm often too busy trying to layer my plans on top of one another... please, seek out Pang Tong, Zhou Yu or Fa Zheng if you must. However, I can and am willing to rewrite your state's laws to be simple and just in a matter of weeks or days."
  • So far, there's just one thing that can screw Zhuge's plan, and it usually takes a divine rarity. That is, when the upper echelons saw Zhuge's plan and then was like "I AIIIIIN'T HAVIN' THAT SHIT!" and delivers a Deus ex Machina to screw his plan. It's kinda rare that Zhuge can create contingency plans against such random occurrence.
  • There are rumors that he secretly practices Hokuto Shinken. However, Kenshiro says that he has much to learn, considering how his usages were practically useless against women. However, if a man said that his wife slept with someone else (usually Cao Cao), that was surprisingly effective to end arguments.
  • He once decided to help out during the Incineration of Humanity by "possessing" one Waver Velvet, though in the end he decided that the best course of action was to give Waver all of his knowledge and skills and let him do all of his work with his own knowledge while he sits on the background.
  • On his ascension, it is said that Sima Yi was quite ecstatic, as someone worthy of his genius has arrived so they can resume their rivalry. Zhuge Liang just responds with how he's prepared.
    • On the other hand, he is willing to admit their rivalry is just based on foolish pride, and that Zhuge Liang is much more willing to compromise and work with others for more pragmatic reasons compared to others. Not to mention he is in complete disbelief of people thinking Sima Zhongda's head can turn 180 like an owl thanks to a myth.
    "Lord Kongming! Is it true that Sima Zhongda can turn his head around 180 degrees...?! Like an owl?!"
    Zhuge Liang: *Chuckles and laughs lightly for a small while, then puts down fan* ""
  • He's actually surprised that whenever his essences would take form into a female... it's always little girls.
  • It is decreed that everyone that wanted to emulate him, the least they can do is to bring an imitation of his feather fan. Kongming has no comment on such a thing.
  • He's NOT amused when his title is used by Light Yagami for his nefarious plans that are devoid of benevolence.
  • According to rumors, he's also had a reputation amongst the House of Romance. No, it's not because he's a womanizer, but because of his taste on women, seeking his lifetime partner not because of looks, but more because of their talent (not that kind of talent), symbolized with his mortal wife Huang Yueying (who in some forms... is quite a looker).
  • If you ask him how did he go from being historically not that good in warfare into a military genius as his most celebrated self showed, Zhuge Liang already has an answer for that: He read Sun Tzu's Art of War. A lot. It gave him an edge when he matched wits his descendants and their strategists. He owed a lot to Sun Tzu.
    • "But alas, it's also wise to look at commentaries on his Art of War to suggest other perspectives. Lord Cao Cao himself has made a wise commentary of it himself that lasts to this day... I am one who merely does as much as I can by the book."
  • Eventually, Zhuge Liang was able to deduce that the culprits behind the one that shamed the people of Shu for "overration and whitewashing" were a group of people residing in the realm that seemed to have taken a liking towards Wei and Kendall, not liking the direction of writing taken by Luo Guanzhong. Since he got copies of San Guo Zhi from Sun Tzu, Zhuge Liang has all the evidence that he's not bluffing or being like a desperate, cornered rat. But say that 'all is going according to plan'? He'll do it, definitely, but he won't deny that he's only human and has made mistakes via his historical self.
    All I am is just a mortal... the land was always united... and man was always divided. What stands the most true is my ability to naturally sort out any kinds of state affairs, and my loyalty to Lord Liu Bei... nothing more, nothing less. Despite what modesty my historical self may have lacked, my style name is nothing special. But if you must threaten this peace, I will do everything in my full power to halt you with no breath taken in between my layered plans. And alas... all I can do is tell the truth... even if it seems unreasonable and willing to kill me.
  • Nowadays, he has to openly admit "no, I didn't create such strange contraptions associated with me within myths like those, even if Yueying's credit on it is a 50/50 chance. There are better things to do than to put my style name on every single feudal Chinese invention possible".
    • Zhuge Liang and Zhou Yu are a bit awkward in that both of their historical selves had nothing to do with each other... and Zhuge Liang expresses regret that if only Zhou Yu and him weren't enemies, he would be glad to teach him everything he knew just to ease his envy.
  • Nowadays, he finds great empathy towards Sima Yi's portrayal in the latest Advisors Alliance drama series he's been watching. He says to himself if only the two weren't obligated by their lords to wage war against each other, he would've loved to talk about how to resolve political issues with him face-to-face.
  • He is sometimes asked to do game design, particularly by those who seek more 'unfair challenge' (not impossible ones). This is because he's so well known in making traps that sprung after the challenger thought it was over that his name is plastered with the traps everywhere ("Koumei no wana" AKA "Zhuge's Trap").

Lesser Gods

    Adrian Veidt/Ozymandias 
Adrian Veidt, God of Successfully Timed Plans (Ozymandias)
  • Lesser God
  • Symbol: His outfit in this button form
  • Theme: "It Was Me"
  • Alignment: Lawful Neutral/Lawful Evil (formerly Lawful Good)
  • Domains: Combat, Knowledge, Law, Trickery, Nobility
  • Portfolio: Affably Evil, Ambiguously Evil, Anti-Villain, Awesome by Analysis, The Bad Guy Wins Just As The Heroes Arrive For Him, Broken Ace, Charles Atlas Superpower, The Chessmaster, Contemplative Boss, Dark Messiah, Fallen Hero, Genius Bruiser, I Did What I Had to Do, Intelligence = Isolation, Knight Templar, Lack of Empathy, Self-Made Man, Technical Pacifist, Totalitarian Utilitarian, Visionary Villain
  • Herald: His "tiger" Bubastis
  • Allies: Mr. Freeze and anti-villains in general, YHVH, Revolver Ocelot, Lelouch vi Britannia
  • Enemies: Rorschach, The Comedian, The Superhero Division, especially Bruce Wayne/Batman, Dexter Morgan, Frank Castle/The Punisher, The Joker
  • Rivals: General Tarquin (friendly)
  • Opposes: The GUAD, especially Black Hand, Lucifer
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Light Yagami
  • Pities: High Councilor Kal-El/Regime Superman
  • Complicated Relationship: Dr. Manhattan, Nite Owl, Silk Spectre
  • The GUAG had been alerted that someone planted a bomb in a version of New York City. The perpetrator was said to be holed up in Antarctica. By the time their mortal followers arrived, the culprit had this to say:
    ??? "I'm not a Republic serial villain. Do you seriously think I'd explain my masterstroke if there remained the slightest chance of you affecting its outcome? I did it thirty-five minutes ago."
  • One of the few villains that actually managed to achieve their goals, Ozymandias' actions were met with acclaim from the GUAE. However, he had declined to accept their invitation for godhood. That all chained when he discovered a more suitable benefactor. YHWH made an offer to maintain his perfect world, becoming deified in the process. The other factions has reason to worry about this development, as YH Wh now has one of the realms' best tacticians at his side.
    • While the Superhero Division condemned the ascension, Batman has made this case personal. Ozymandias was seen as one of his greatest pupils, mastering the art of laying out plans. He personally took responsibility for the event that killed millions of people and swore to bring the man to justice.
  • While many consider him a villain, Ozymandias doesn't want to be considered this. He claims his actions were for the betterment of his world. It's that attitude that Mr. Freeze sympathizes with. The God of Anti-Villainry was one of the deities that convinced him to become a god.
  • He was quick to secure an alliance with Revolver Ocelot, knowing that his manipulation skills rival his own. Most gods suspect that this is just a way to keep each other close, allowing them to see just how good their skills are.
  • He found another supporter in the form of Lelouch, who was impressed with how he managed to and all conflicts among the countries in his world.
  • As soon as his temple was built. He was attacked almost immediately by Rorschach, his former teammate. Ozymandias dispatched him just as quickly as last time, but is under constant threat from the masked man.
    • Dr. Manhattan, on the other hand, prefers to avoid Ozymandias. Adrian is doing the same, as he doesn't find the New 52 reboot an action as justifiable as his was.
    • As soon as The Comedian ascended, he tried to kill Ozymandias in retaliation to causing his Plot-Triggering Death in the first place. It failed, but Eddie still tries again whenever possible.
    • Nite Owl acknowledges Ozymandias' plan worked, but wonders if Adrian went too far in his scheme and prefers to keep his distance. Silk Spectre does the same.
  • Rorschach and the Comedian aren't the only one who have gunned for him. Other antiheroes such as Dexter Morgan and The Punisher have made attempts on his life. The two were only slightly more successful than Adrian's arch nemesis. With that said, he predicts that the three may form an alliance to take him down, not that he's worried of what they're capable of.
  • Although the two work in different factions, he maintains an amiable relationship with Tarquin. Both respect their ability to use their wits to outmaneuver their enemies. Ozymandias even offered to help overcome Tarquin's inability to coerce his son into the leading role.
  • He was surprised to find another god who made similar decisions to make his world a better place. Fellow GUAL teammate Regime Superman decided to take governing the world into his own hands after a devastating explosion on Metropolis. The two men support each others actions, citing how much safer their worlds have become as a result.
  • Many gods has suspected that Ozymandias was responsible with the disappearance of Dr. Manhattan from the Pantheon. It was his absence that allowed his plan to go off uncontested. The fact that he managed to fool one of the most powerful members of the House of Power frightens the opposing factions even more.
  • He recently came across an attempt at a Saturday morning version of the Watchmen. His response was... lukewarm to say the least. He did not like the comparisons to Shaggy and Scooby in particular.
  • Although he occasionally deliver blows against the GUAE, he sees the recently formed GUAD as the greatest threat to his plans. Killing millions for a just cause is one thing; killing every single living thing goes too far for his tastes. After putting in weeks of research, he devised their best chance of beating the group is through the Black Hand. The herald of the leader of the group, Black Hand could potentially serve as the tether between the two. Ozymandias hopes to capture him for testing, possibly finding a way to destroy Nekron through his host.
  • Light Yagami may be one of the most difficult allies to work together with, despite the fact that the two share many of the same followers.
  • One day, he found a card nailed to the wall of his temple with a knife. One side had the joker card; the other had a bloodied smiley face. It also happened to be laced with explosives: thankfully he discarded the card before it went off. At first he thought that the Comedian had returned, but further analysis led laid the blame on his patron. The Joker was not pleased in the loss of one of his most successful followers, and has been harassing his murderer ever since.
  • Many wonder if Ozymandias' paradise can continue into the foreseeable future. There are many deities, good and evil, who hope to expose the truth. The most likely cause to his downfall is a Rorschach's journal. One would think that Lucifer and the GUAC would be on the case... but to no avail. The God of Chaos personally paid a visit to Adrian's temple to inform him that he has no plans to break the truce... because he claims things will unfold by itself. To him, humans are naturally aligned with disorder. The nations will reach a disagreement and bicker once more, he merely wants to see if go through to prove himself right. That fact secretly frightened Ozymandias even more than if Lucifer became involved.
    • As it turns out... it didn't last. The nations of the world are at each other's throats again and Ozymandias himself has brain cancer. Many gods berated Ozymandias for his shortsightedness and questioned if he ever considered the possibility that Dr. Manhattan's abandonment of humanity was not motivated by indifference.

    Light Yagami 
Light Yagami, God of Improbable Strategy (The First Kira, The Second L, God of the New World, Light Turner)

Nate River, God of Planning with Props (Near, N, The Current L, The Albino Sheep)
Click here to see Near three years later, during the events of the One-Shot Special 
  • Lesser God
  • Symbol: His cursive "N".
  • Theme Song: Near's Theme, A B, and C.
  • Alignment: Even harder to determine than L; let's just say True Neutral and save ourselves a headache.
  • Portfolio: Bunny-Ears Lawyer, Creepy Child, Young and in Charge, Where Does He Get All Those Wonderful Toys? (and how!), Voice with an Internet Connection, Unscrupulous Hero, Übermensch, The Stoic, The Spock, Planning with Props, No Social Skills, Laser-Guided Tyke-Bomb, Defective Detective,
  • Domains: Toys, Morality, Detectives
  • Heralds: The SPK, Japanese Police Force.
  • Allies: L Lawliet, Mello (On Near's end), Rem, Soichiro Yagami, Toys Of Toy Story, Aang, Primus, Emmet Brickowski, Killua Zoldyck
  • Rivals: The Riddler, James Bond, just about anyone who wants to challenge him for fun.
  • Enemies: Besides Light Yagami, Misa Amane and Teru Mikami, any deity that kills left and right, mostly the House of Villains and the House of Crime. Also hated by Religious deities for deciding his own moral code.
  • Just Friends: Panty
  • Respects/Respected by: Bruce Wayne/Batman
  • Near originally had the spot here of being both "Gaining Gadgets Unexpectedly" and being a "Laser-Guided Tyke-Bomb". However, some developments within the House of Mentalism had started a campaign to cut down on deities that hold two titles. Light originally started it with help from Misa and Teru, bringing up the idea of kicking Near off to the Court Of Gods and using Misa and Teru as anonymous sources, claiming that he doesn't even represent his chosen titles that much. However, Batman has been keeping an eye on Light after Near requested his aid in return for his assistance when dealing with some of Arkham's own criminals, and quickly informed Near about what Light was doing, allowing him ample time to prepare a plan.
  • As a proud owner of countless toys and gizmos, those who need gadgets often go to Near for help obtaining them; he gives the seeker a run-down on how hard it is to obtain, how much it costs, where to go for it, and other such details.
  • Once he heard that Mello ascended, Near instantly headed off to the House of Popularity to meet with Mello, who was getting ready for another verbal fight against Near once he heard of his ascension. He was quickly stunned when Near thanked him for helping him get the final clues for the Kira case, handing him a bar of chocolate as a way of saying "No hard feelings". While Mello still refuses to call him a friend, he is a bit more tolerant of his presence now, even promising to help him should Light try to become Kira again.
    • On a really good day for Mello, he could be seen eating chocolate with Near, if only because he insists that he is just bored and nothing else.
  • No one has ever seen Near walk. He's just sort of... there when you look at him.
  • He also met face to face with L for the first time, and L was rather impressed that Near took down Light in the end. However, he as well as other deities, including the House of Knowledge, wanted to know if he really did use a Death Note to control Teru Mikami. Near just smirks and refuses to comment, saying it would ruin the fun of the puzzle.
    • Overhearing the last part of how it would ruin the fun of the puzzle, The Riddler got his eyes set on him due to how similar the two think and has even sent him a riddle for him to solve instead of Batman for once to test how intelligent Near really is. To his dismay, Near appeared right in front of him with an active searchlight set on "Bat-Man" at Scrooge McDuck's money vault. While he managed to backtrack and escape Near's sight, Scrooge saw him and beat him down till Batman caught up to The Riddler. He has since considered Near a Worthy Opponent and has sent him riddles on occasion should he feel bored by Batman.
      • Batman grew to respect Near because of this, even if his way of getting information is questionable at best. In return, Near respects Batman for choosing his own morals like he did, and the two of them even help each other out on crime cases periodically.
      • For those curious about what the Riddler's riddle was, it was actually a 200 piece pure white puzzle, which when exposed to an LED light, has the phrase "Life is like a hurricane, no?" on it. Near deduced quickly that the number of pieces, 200, was military time for 2:00 AM, and a quick google search about the phrase led to the Ducktales theme song. It wasn't long till Near pieced it together.
  • Unsurprisingly, gets along swimmingly with the Toys of Toy Story, even playing with them on a regular basis. However, his own toys seemed to start moving on their own once Near met them. Not that he minds it, as he enjoys playing with them, and even setting up plans with them; it's just that the rest of the SPK feels awkward around them and are still adapting to it.
    • Buzz even offered to assist Near in his detective work, serving as a scout of sorts for crimes that Near suspects are happening. Very few people in Japan would believe that a Buzz Lightyear toy would have a hidden camera installed on him.
  • Despite spending a great deal of time in his own temple left to his own devices, he got out a lot frequently once he heard that people like Primus and Emmet were gods here. He spent a great deal watching Primus in awe and crafting with Legos alongside Emmet.
  • Was quite shocked at Spike when he heard his voice, as it sounded familiar. Despite this, even if Spike is a bit unnerved at Near's cold personality, he does respect him for being a dedicated planner.
  • Upon hearing how Near entered the Avatar State, Aang went over to see if there could be another avatar. A little while after he entered, he stepped out dazed and dizzy. Despite this, he does visit Near's temple a couple of times to help Near go out and make friends. While Near does appreciate the sentiment, he does find Aang to be a bit annoying at times. Regardless, he still goes out with him when asked.
  • Does his best to avoid Light Yagami whenever possible, as he knows he can't beat him by himself. Should he figure out that Light figured out that he ascended and is planning on writing down Near's name, he has arranged a uber-heart transfer with The Medic to help combat Light's Notebook.
    • Such a day eventually came around when Near was caught underneath some wonky lights that needed to be replaced. As he was walking by a black spot underneath the lightbulb, it turned on for long enough for Light to realize that it was Near. When it went off and on again, Near was gone. After a short chase around the house, Light managed to corner Near and piqued Ryuk's interest to go and see how this encounter turned out. He pulled out his Death Note, ready to write him off (literally). Just before he finished writing his name, Light ended up getting a heart attack somehow. When he accused Near and Ryuk of doing this, Near denied having any role in this and Ryuk expressed surprise and confusion before laughing as he saw Light expire as another figure went up behind him, who turned out to be Rem. While Ryuk gave a hearty chuckle and welcomed Rem back, Near just gazed at her in confusion.
      • Ryuk filled Near in on Rem before she told her side of the story. While shocked to hear what Light did in detail, he explained how he went up against Kira and won thanks to Mello. While Rem was unnerved at some of the same traits he shared with L, she still prefers him to Light and is willing to aide him should Misa not lead to her getting imprisoned or executed. He has agreed to let Soichiro Yagami handle her at least while he focuses on Light and Teru, and considering Soichiro is willing to help Misa out to improve her mind instead of just arresting or killing her, Rem is satisfied with this arrangement.
      • As for his plan with getting a new heart transplant courtesy of Medic, he requested to test it out first with him healing the Heavy Weapons Guy. As a man of science and a Mad Doctor, he approved this request. Tests are still going underway.
  • The day James Bond decided to challenge Near to a game of chess in the House of Love was... interesting, to say the least, for all the wrong reasons.
    • Before that day, other gods had decided to challenge Near to any intellectual activity with very few accounts of them succeeding; he had only been beaten by L and Mello beforehand, and even then he had accounts of managing to beat the both of them. After completing the game and winning, much to James' shock, he was going to head out, only to be stopped by Panty, who, seeing how Near was on her To-Do List, took notice and complimented Near in how cute and adorable he was, mentioning how it is a shame his V card is still with him. Of course, Near being a Defective Detective, he had zero idea of what to do and was left stuttering and flustered as Panty picked him up and took him to her room, resulting in one of the only times in Pantheon history that other deities witnessed Near's legs moving frantically. The result of that was conflicting for Near, to say the least. On one hand, what she did to him at first was something that he didn't seem fond of, despite Frollo seeming downright envious of him, but on the other hand, cuddling with Panty was actually rather enjoyable. He settled to being Just Friends with her, allowing her to cuddle him and nothing else.
  • Has been recruited by Killua Zoldyck to help keep dangerous members of the Pantheon in line. Surprisingly, they have a decent alliance, as for all of Near's faults, his resources and personality actually makes him very effective. He is also curious to see if Killua is willing to teach him how to use a Killer Yo Yo like he can.
  • Is well aware that there is an actual N here relating to Pokemon.
  • This profile is now over, you lost the game.

    Revolver Ocelot 
Revolver Ocelot, God of Magnificent Bastardry (Shalashaska, Major Ocelot, Liquid Ocelot, Adamska)


    Grand Admiral Thrawn 
Mitth'raw'nuorodo, God of Military Geniuses (Thrawn of the House of Nuruodo of the Mitth Family, Thrawn, Grand Admiral Thrawnformerly , Thrawn dai-taishō (by the GUAE Mecha Cohort), Mitthrawdo)
Image credit: Darren Tan
  • Demigod (though his military prowess can stump even Overdeities)
  • Symbol: A pair of red glowing eyes on a blue background, or the stylized Chimaera engraved on the ventral hull of his Star Destroyer
  • Theme Music: "Thrawn's Arrival", "Thrawn's Web", "Thrawn's True Face"
  • Alignment: Lawful Evil to the Rebellion and those who oppose the Empire, Lawful Good to his subordinates, actually Lawful Neutral with his participation in the Empire as a Necessary Evil
  • Portfolio: Very Respectful Even to Enemies, Is Exceedingly Good at Analyzing People, Badass in Charge, Prioritizes Function over Form, The Chessmaster, Crazy-Prepared, Falsely Exiled By His Own People, Constantly Embarrasses Inept Imperials Under His Command, A Manipulative Strategist, One of The Few Reasonable People in the Empire, A Close Friend to Eli Vanto, Deliberately Allows Military Losses to Ensure A Later Victory, Can Improvise When Necessary
  • Domains: Art, Law, Nobility, Perfection, Strategy, Treason, War
  • Heralds: Eli Vanto (his closest friend), Rukh (his bodyguard), Commodore Karyn Faro (his former Number Two aboard the Chimaera) and Commander Gilad Pellaeon (his possible Number Two). By extension, the Chiss Ascendancy can be counted as well.
  • High Priest: Lord Castellan Creed
  • Followers: The Silverberg family and Lucretia Merces, Narsus
  • Superior: George Lucas
  • Allies:
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Orson Krennic, Count Dooku, General Grievous, Nute Gunray, Wat Tambor (the Separatists), M. Bison, Megatron, Starscream, Frieza, Euron Greyjoy, Griffith, Johan Liebert, Muruta Azrael, Roose Bolton
  • Rivals: James T. Kirk, Robin, The Tactician, Petyr Baelish, Lord Varys, Treize Khushrenada, Abelt Dessler, Gihren Zabi
  • Friendly Rivals: Char Aznable, Victor von Doom
  • Not-So Worthy Opponent: Kei Shirogane/Shiroe
  • Enemies:
  • Friendly Enemy: Astral
  • Respects: The House of Craft and Theatre and Spectacle, Tzeentch, Genghis Khan, Leonardo da Vinci, Vincent Van Gogh
  • Respected by: Every military officer in the Pantheon (even if they don't like him)
  • Fears: Any giant sea creature that resembles a Space Whale, and to a certain extent destroyer deities more potent than the Death Star (Unicron, Galactus, Deathwing, Evolt/Kamen Rider Evol)
  • Opposes: Anyone who does not appreciate art, Bask Om, Yuuki Terumi, Wyald, Biff Tannen, The Flood, Zapp Brannigan, En Sabah Nur/Apocalypse and the Grand United Alliance of Chaos and Grand United Alliance of Destruction
  • Annoyed By: Jar Jar Binks, The Ginyu Force
  • Complicated Relationship: Darth Vader
  • Ambiguous Relationship: Havelock Vetinari, Cobra Commander
  • Weapon of Choice: The Imperial Missile Boat
  • Mitth'raw'nuruodo, better known by his core name Thrawn, is a Chiss from the Unknown Regions, exiled by his people to known space for as of yet unrevealed reasons, and was discovered by the Galactic Empire soon after, and pledged his allegiance to the Emperor on the grounds of providing information on an unknown threat in the Unknown Regions. This was in truth a fabrication in order to implant Thrawn in the known galaxy's ruling government and determine if they would be a useful ally. Amid the mass opposition of the Empire to non-human staff, Thrawn rapidly rose through the ranks, eventually getting a promotion to Grand Admiral for his exemplary performance at the Battle of Batonn as well as the position of commander of the Imperial Seventh Fleet on the recommendation of Arihnda Pryce, Governor of Lothal.
  • Soon after, he was drafted by Pryce to assist in combatting the rebel cells of Lothal, Phoenix Squadron. Winning countless victories against them, this streak ended in a pivotal Rebellion attack on Lothal to destroy the TIE Defender production facility there and liberate the planet. Jedi Ezra Bridger summoned purrgils (space whales which traverse hyperspace) which destroyed the blockade above the planet and dragged Thrawn's fleet of Star Destroyers into hyperspace, with them in it. That was the last of Grand Admiral Thrawn...or so the galaxy thought.
    • During a battle between the Grand United Alliance of Good and Grand United Alliance of Evil to gain control of a supply line leading to an important GUAE stronghold, the combined forces of Rebellion and Resistance fleet seemed to be winning against the devastated fleet (the nearby fleet of Rewloolas led by Char Aznable proved unavailable). Suddenly, the Chimaera materialized from hyperspace purrgil-free, flanked by several Resurgent-classes, blindsiding the GUAG fleet. Thrawn shrewdly claimed that Ezra had been overpowered and was being held hostage aboard the ship, and that surrender was the only optionnote . The frontmost fleet surrendered in their surprise at Thrawn's re-emergence and it was a resounding victory for the GUAE Conquest Force.
    • It was revealed that Thrawn's surprise ascension was at the Emperor's behest, requiring someone loyal to him to lead the GUAE's space fleet, especially after his rather public falling out with Lord Vader. Most people are scratching their heads at this, given that Palpatine was getting fed up with Thrawn's dual loyalties to the Empire and the Ascendancy. Despite having serious misgivings, considering 'a servant with divided loyalties is no servant at all', Palpatine had Thrawn installed as the commander of the Conquest Force's space fleet with Melkor's blessing.
  • Some people just attribute Thrawn's analytical skills to his Chiss ethnicity, but this cannot be farther from the truth. Thrawn's own people were befuddled by his ability to collect detailed tactical knowledge from insignificant or obscure details. Thrawn seeks to perfect the art of war. He believes that in order to defeat a worthy opponent, one must know the opponent in every aspect, including their history, philosophy and culture. He was able to discern the identity of a disguised Hera Syndulla simply from studying the Kalikori she was holding and the Syndulla family portrait. He's got a bit of the Information Age in him. He treats Sherlock Holmes with some reverence as he was one of the main contributors to Thrawn's creation.
  • Whatever you do, do not threaten to destroy beautiful artwork in front of him. It's one of the few ways you can openly piss him off, something that NOBODY wants to see. He regularly visits the House of Craft's Merveilleux Morpho Atelier and the House of Theatre and Spectacle and makes monetary contributions whenever he can. Music itself is also art, but he finds little use for it in analyzing his opponents, as musicians tend to add their own interpretations in their parts. When a piece does pique his interest, he visits the House of Music. He reportedly finds his own organ-based theme distasteful.
  • Thrawn's military pedigree and strategic doctrine differs in many ways from the rest of the Imperial military such as:
    • Creating the right tools for the job. Thrawn disapproved of the shoddy craftsmanship of the tools used by the Empire to maintain order, especially the basic TIE fighter. It was good against civilian craft and pacifying disobedient worlds, but inadequate for engaging nimble rebel starfighters. To this end, he had a new fighter specially commissioned for this purpose: the TIE/D Defender. This ship had a hyperdrive and shields, and scored strings of victories against the Rebellion as part of an elite rebel hunting strike force in the Seventh Fleet. In Legends, Thrawn also designed the Imperial Missile Boat, which used warheads as standard armament. It is stored in the Treasury, having been judged as the strongest flying vehicle in the Pantheon. Thrawn has only ever fished it out once to take down an enemy.
    • Playing the Long Game. Thrawn has a tendency to apply the Xanatos Gambit and allow for a defeat in order to secure a later victory. While many military leaders can excel at this, Thrawn stands out from others displaying these tropes as taking an extreme risk in an Empire where failure, especially intentional failure is looked down on. Nevertheless, Thrawn proved naysayers wrong again and again like when he allowed rebel spy Fulcrum (Agent Kallus) to continue his subterfuge undisturbed to discover Phoenix Squadron's base on Atollon and utterly decimate the Squadron to dissolution. This did lead to his demise in Legends continuity, when his habit of monitoring the Noghri and not taking action against them led to his assassination by his disillusioned bodyguard of the same species when he discovered that Thrawn was keeping his people in poor health so they would forever be indebted to the Empire. But that isn't even canon anymore.
    • The Boring, but Practical approach. Much of the Empire's military strategy was derived from Imperial Communiqué #001044.92v, the Tarkin Doctrine, which emphasised the philosophy of ruling through fear of force, and applying swift and grand judgement on those who resisted the Empire. This is best exemplified in the Emperor's masterstroke, the Death Star. Thrawn preferred using mundane but more utilitarian strategy against his opponents, and was not a fan of the Death Star simply because he considered it a waste of time and resources and consolidated far too much of the Empire's resources, making it a prime target of the Rebellion. Needless to say, he was proven right since the rebels stole the plans for the battle station and promptly exploited that one exhaust port to destroy it. And then the Emperor just built another one. Starkiller Base is at least more acceptable to Thrawn given that it was built into a planet rather than being built from scratch, and was treated as more of a side project rather than the bedrock of the First Order's plans. Until he learnt that it was created by strip-mining the Jedi's sacred planet of Ilum.
    • NOT having his subordinates killed if they failed. He was a Reasonable Authority Figure who understood that sometimes, failure was inevitable. He never gave his subordinates any sort of punishment especially if it wasn't their fault, compared to Darth Vader who was used to force-choking Imperial officers for even the most minor of transgressions. Most mooks in the Grand United Alliance of Evil who work for bad bosses and know better often clamour for a spot on his ship just to escape the mental abuse.
    • It should be noted that Thrawn is not omniscient. If something totally unexpected comes up, he can think up a plan on the fly, but do not expect him to pull off a miracle victory, like when the purrgils were summoned by Ezra.
  • Over time, Thrawn began having nagging thoughts in the back of his mind. He was disturbed by the random visions he had in his head of an alternate life with subtle differences from the one he led. This went on for a few weeks until the strain he could no longer bear without visible side-effects, and he checked into the House of Health and Diseases. It was revealed to him that the visions he was experiencing were indeed the life he had once led, as a Grand Admiral leading the remnants of a fallen Empire to near victory against the New Republic. Yet this was retconned with the sale of Lucasfilm to Disney, and their decision to wipe the slate clean in preparation for the sequel trilogy. He quickly healed after that. Thrawn bears no ill will towards George Lucas for the retcon, simply for the reason that he was no longer in charge of the property by that time and isn't Thrawn's creator: Timothy Zahn is.
    • In fact, Thrawn had already been in the Pantheon before, as his Legends counterpart, ascending long before his Emperor ever did as the top choice for holder of his trope. However, the rebooting of Star Wars in 2014 caused him to be booted out and his name and accomplishments stricken from Pantheon records. His documentation was restored upon his return, sans details of his previous ascension to prevent possible tensions between Palpatine and Thrawn as a result.
    • As for his heralds, Rukh continues to be his personal bodyguard, though his loyalty in is question given he assassinated Thrawn in Legends. This doesn't seem to be likely given that the canon Thrawn is in some ways ever so slightly more benevolent than his previous self. Eli Vanto, his closest friend, still works under Ar'alani aboard the Steadfast and hence only makes fleeting appearances in the Pantheon as a Chiss envoy to the Empire. Gilad Pellaeon is a different story. While he indeed exists in canon, he only ever has a voice-only appearance and has not yet made any public appearances in the Pantheon. Intercepted communiqués do confirm however that Pellaeon is still captain of the ISD Harbinger, serves in the Pantheon's Imperial fleet and has been promoted from captain to commander as a senior aide to Thrawn. Even more rumours state that he is now a Fleet Admiral within the Imperial Navy. As for Faro, records state that she still serves as a senior aide to him, but has been transferred to a position away from the ISD Chimaera. Whether this means her promotion to Admiral and commander of the Eleventh Fleet or another position within the Grand United Alliance of Evil is unknown.
    • On the topic of the sequel trilogy, he is pleased that Imperial remnants used his knowledge of the Unknown Regions to establish the First Order. Their Special Forces TIE Fighter and TIE Silencer clearly took notes from his TIE Defender, as did their philosophy of seeing their soldiers as valuable assets as opposed to cannon fodder like their predecessors. First Order-generation officers in the GUAE see Thrawn as a saviour for giving them a place to develop and strengthen away from the prying eyes of the New Republic and the Resistance. Even if they are disdainful of the Admiral, they don't show it because he's competent.
  • Given his objective and analytical standpoint, he has no interest in personal glory, only results, unlike most other Imperial officers who are mostly interested in gaining brownie points with the Emperor and achieving petty goals. The establishment in the GUAE is not happy at Thrawn's utter effectiveness since it hinders their chance at favour from Melkor and seek to dethrone Thrawn from his position as commander of the GUAE fleet. Likewise, Thrawn has no tolerance for fools, bullies and the arrogant, and wastes no opportunity to belittle or humiliate them should their hubris prove too detrimental to the success of the GUAE. Nevertheless, his loyalty is constantly in question. While he claimed that the Emperor would command his allegiance over the Chiss Ascendancy, certain events have charges of treason up in the air for him. He has managed to brave these odds and gain loyalty from many like-minded individuals in the GUAE, though just as many oppose him.
  • If Thrawn does have an Achilles' Heel, it's his inexperience with politics. Political manipulation is common in The Empire, with many high-ranking officers having to pull strings to get where they were, especially those already from the aristocracy. As a result, he fails to grasp the finesse of how to curry favour from his superiors and his colleagues' support, with his sincerity and Innocently Insensitive method of talking making him seem rude or condescending to his superiors or those who do not know him personally. Or he doesn't care. Havelock Vetinari, known for never having been seen in the same room as Thrawn before, suggested he actually do something about it before it irreparably damaged his career. Thrawn then sought an alliance with Tywin Lannister, the only politician Vetinari knew of that was of Thrawn's line of thinking (the rest of the Politicians sub-house is either Good, Ambiguously Evil, Made of Evil or Lawful Stupid). Tywin, in an uncharacteristically courteous move assented to it, seeing Thrawn as an officer he could mould into the perfect weapon to use against his enemies. But then Thrawn dropped this bombshell:
    Thrawn: "Lord Tywin, do not think I am an Unwitting Pawn to be used as your mighty blade of judgement. I am perfectly willing to help you against your enemies, but you are not as capable as you think you might be. A good military leader must be A Father to His Men, and you are hardly one to your own pride of lions. You have taught me much about how to handle the hierarchy and I thank you for that. But I accept my soldiers' imperfections and work to assist them. Your vicious upbringing of your children has moulded them into the dysfunctional people they are today. Jaime? A morally apathetic yet not dishonourable man. Cersei? A Complete Monster who acts like a petulant child waiting for a sweet, throwing a tantrum when she is refused. Tyrion? You denied him an opportunity to prove himself, making him a slave to whoring and blaming him for it. Why, only Daenerys was able to bring out his true potential. And your first act upon entering the Pantheon is to disown the three of them for being disloyal to you and failing to uphold the legacy of House Lannister. That, Lord Tywin, is why I despise in-fighting and politics in my Empire, because this happens."
  • He has been asked repeatedly why he even bothered accepting the Emperor's offer to join the GUAE since his story is now in the open, and thus would implicate him as not really being that evil. Thrawn has replied that, as much as he would not like to admit, his tactical prowess may eclipse even that of the likes of Melkor himself. However, that alone is the only thing keeping him from getting court-martialled, so he has to avoid accumulating a string of failures, which is getting more and more difficult. He also finds the GUAE as a better alternative than allying with more extremist villains such as the Anti-Monitor and Zamasu who seek to destroy rather than rule, and the GUAG would hate him a bit too much for his liking. So he stays with the GUAE for now. The Flood worries him as a type of zombie able to convert anything of sufficient biomass, and potentially assimilate the rest of the Pantheon. He reserves most of his hate for the GUAD since they desire the complete annihilation of everything.
  • Much has transpired since his appointment to the command post of the GUAE Conquest Force's space fleet. Thrawn has to contend with a diverse force of villains, many who don't like him. He has managed to push through some initiatives in the midst of the chaos, such as transferring his flag to a new Resurgent-class Star Destroyer and funding several project by like-minded individuals (the near bottomless pockets of colleagues like Mr. Burns may have something to do with it). Darth Vader has given him command of the 501st Legion forces serving the GUAE, while he helms those who serve in the House of Defense. Thrawn may know of Vader's true allegiance (and identity) but chooses not to say anything. Vader, having mellowed down since his Heel–Face Turn, no longer has ambitions to kill Thrawn for his knowledge. The fact that he has shared command of the 501st Legion with him is saying something.
  • Then there's the trouble of the former Separatists who the Emperor essentially forced into serving him. He doesn't seem to pay them much attention unless the situation calls for it, but he and Dooku do have a tenuous alliance given their similar approaches to war, and as Count of Serenno, can relate to Thrawn's appreciation for art.
  • Thrawn also has to contend with harbouring many other commanders in the Grand United Alliance of Evil on his ship. Some he likes, some he tolerates but most he grits his teeth at attempting to maintain his composure.
    • The Frieza Force, rated the second most powerful force in the Conquest Force, has proven quite the bother to him and his ship, given their fighting style leads to Stuff Blowing Up. In fact, one of the reasons he requested an upgrade to a Resurgent-class Star Destroyer was for space to accommodate more facilities for fellow colleagues. Frieza likes using the expanded fighting chamber to train himself, but thinks Thrawn unnecessarily pragmatic for his own good, overthinking and overplanning.
      • The Ginyu Force was driven off the Chimaera by Thrawn's officers. You can guess why.
    • M. Bison serves as the Blood Knight to Thrawn's Straight Man. His psychic power is near unrivalled in the space fleet, and Thrawn relies on him as a quick final solution to decimating capital ships that prove immune to his Star Destroyer's heavy turbolasers. That said, M. Bison is as much of a loose cannon as he is a useful ally, and Thrawn keeps him at arm's length and they work separately for the most part.
    • Then there's members of the GUAE Mecha Cohort, who he finds to be far more balanced than the less realist-minded villains of the Army. Char Aznable in particular. The GUAE ship fleet has historically never been a fan of the GUAE Mecha Cohort, making them natural rivals. Thrawn is attempting to bridge this gap by cooperating with the Cohort whenever possible. Char is often contacted by Thrawn should he need a second opinion on whatever plan he's working on, and the Red Comet's judgement is usually sound. He isn't impressed at some other members and benefactors of the Cohort though.
      • If anything, he's only incensed that factional loyalties in the Cohort are a worse issue than in the Conquest Army. Gihren Zabi's selfishness and refusal to submit to Char's authority sparked a civil war between the Cohort's Zeon pilots. Personally, Thrawn is on Char's side, since Gihren is A Nazi by Any Other Name that only cares about power while Char is a Well-Intentioned Extremist. He has a friendship with Anavel Gato, offering him a place on the Chimaera should the civil war become too hot for him. A Gundam unit with nuclear weaponry would prove useful to the Empire's war effort.
      • Of all the Zeon commanders he knows, one of Char's colonels, M'Quve, is very similar to Thrawn in his deep interest in art. While a conceited and self-absorbed man, he enjoys spending time with Thrawn and is extremely loyal to him (unless Kycilia Zabi gets into the equation) for his skill. Thrawn has been tireless in attempting to teach him the value of humility and that the many artifacts he studies on a daily basis can tell him a lot about his enemies of the Earth Federation.
  • He commands a certain respect for his opposite number, James T. Kirk, in the GUAG space fleet, despite both of them being completely opposite in personality and tactical philosophy. Some have speculated that Thrawn suggested for Honor Harrington to take a vacation and sabotaged her temple to prevent her from re-entering the Pantheon. Relations between the two are extremely sour because of a mutual rivalry but both have acknowledged that this rumour is not true. Thrawn himself has stated that he would never commit such a petty deed towards a nemesis.
  • Briefly interfered in a war game between Treize Khushrenada and Abelt Dessler. He had been studying the two, and believed that he had devised a plan to defeat the both of them. However, each combatant expected him, and tried to point him at the other through varying means. Thrawn immediately saw through this. Despite this, he was pleased that he was able to be surprised again.
    Thrawn: "They are an interesting pair. I will be the first to admit that I underestimated them."
  • One asks of his reaction to the Death Star's destruction. The look on his face said it all: I told you so. Has taken the initiative to inform Director Krennic of ways to improve the Death Star's administration, but the Director brushed him off, seeing him as one of Tarkin's lapdogs who had the audacity to siphon off funds for Project Stardust for his stupid TIE Defender programme when in reality it was the other way round. Krennic also correctly blames Thrawn for the disappearance of his Assistant Director Brierly Ronan to the Chiss Ascendancy. Anyway, Krennic no longer runs the Death Star, despite his reluctance to acknowledge any sort of loss to Tarkin. Thrawn doesn't have any dislike for Krennic, for he reserves most of that disdain for the battle station itself, despite it now being a Dominion. Krennic sneers that with the First Order's new and advanced starfighters, Thrawn's Defenders are obsolete. He neglected to mention that said starfighters are spiritually based on the TIE Defender.
    • As for Governor Tarkin, he is unimpressed at Thrawn for being unable to anticipate the purrgil attack on his ships. If Thrawn is disappointed at Tarkin for putting too much stock into the Death Star, he doesn't show it.
  • As for his relationship with the Rebel Alliance, his knowledge of galactic events has him puzzled as to why they continue fighting despite the Empire now being effectively immortal in the Pantheon. Prominent Rebellion members who joined up after Thrawn's disappearance think lowly of him as the man who nearly brought their cause to extinction if not for Ezra's intervention. Leia, as leader of the Resistance, has made concessions to Thrawn in hopes of persuading him to switch sides for the sake of the Chiss Ascendancy. Most Jedi think Thrawn a misguided believer, thinking the Force (or as the Chiss call it, Sight) as a weapon instead of a cosmic source of energy connecting everything in the universe and a force of nature. If need be, Thrawn can disable Force-users in battle with ysalamirs, lizard-like creatures that can neutralise Force attacks.
  • Thrawn is a polite man to his counterparts in the GUAG, but rarely has any relationship with them besides those of the Rebellion for the most part. He is a Worthy Opponent to all of them, and that's all they think.
  • Not a fan of the House of Prophecy considering his downfall was correctly predicted by the Bendu of 'many arms surrounding him in a cold embrace'. Hopes the Bendu doesn't ascend.
  • There are hints that he is disdainful of the House of War - as one who is generally reserved and very good at the strategic side of war, he stands out among the screaming hordes of fighters. Despite this, he has joined their ranks if ever so reluctantly.
    • His membership has led to quite the rivalry with now fallen member Ursarkar E. Creed. A general who managed to defend Cadia from the literal Forces Of Chaos has earned some praise from Thrawn as well as his intuitive grasp of strategy even from childhood. Thrawn has a personal beef after he unwittingly wiped out the 501st Legion (the first of three times) with 100 Baneblades from Kaurava. They used to have battles in the House battlegrounds before Creed was thrown out of the Pantheon for misconduct. Luckily, Thrawn caught hold of him just as he was getting shuffled out the door, and named Creed his high priest, allowing their dynamic to continue as normal.
  • Kei Shirogane treats Thrawn as an Arch-Enemy of sorts, and Thrawn similarly has fun with testing his mental limits. For some reason, Shiroe anticipated Thrawn's return in the Pantheon and hatching plans with Haruka Kotoura to ensure it didn't happen. Suffice to say, it failed to stop him but didn't fail to impress him.
  • Is a huge fan of the military career of a certain Khan Noonien Singh, impressed with his brutal yet ingenious style of warfare despite (especially in his classic era) being several decades out of date. He laments that had his megalomania and blinding viciousness not been in his personality, his life would not have been wasted. Thrawn invited Khan to his temple for a chat and to get him up to speed.
  • Has struck up an Odd Friendship with Crowley, whom he seems to have a genuinely good time with and enjoys his presence, mainly due to the two of them sharing similar experiences and standards regarding what they do, as well as their affability towards one another, as well as towards their enemies.
  • With the Emperor's final defeat on Exegol, Thrawn has begun a massive build-up of Imperial resources in the Pantheon to return to the greater galaxy and re-conquer it. This military build-up includes reviving several abandoned Imperial operations from Star Wars Legends such as the TIE/ph Phantom. To this end, the Super Star Destroyer Terror (along with its crew, Admiral Sarn and project coordinator Grand Admiral Martio Batch) has been summoned to the Pantheon to continue what was disrupted by the Rebels. Additionally, for PR reasons he has consented to making a vacation home at the Walt Disney World Resort, specifically at the Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge ride. Don't expect to see him there, because he isn't too concerned or interested in his status as a fan favourite. That said, if he is there (usually to study the ride for inspiration), he isn't averse to signing autographs when visitors ask him.
  • Also present in the House of War.
  • "To defeat an enemy, you must know them. Not simply their battle tactics, but their history, philosophy, art."

Petyr Baelish, God of Chessmasters (Littlefinger, Master of Coin, Lord Paramount of the Vale, Middlefinger)
  • Demigod, however his manipulation skills are borderline-Overdeity
  • Symbol: A Mockingbird
  • Alignment: Neutral Evil, bordering on Chaotic Evil
  • Portfolio: Chessmasters, Magnificent Bastards, Manipulative Bastards, Deadpan Snarker, Devil in Plain Sight, Evil Chancellor, From Nobody to Nightmare, Chronic Backstabbing Disorder, Hidden Agenda Villain, Lack of Empathy, Lovable Traitor, Not-So-Harmless Villain, The Sociopath, Schmuck Bait Personified, Ambition Is Evil, Using Every Crisis and Piece of Chaos to his Advantage.
  • Domains: Manipulation, Power Grabbing... and outright telling you he lies and can't be trusted, while you somehow forget that fact just a bit later... It's a gift.
  • Allies: Baelish has been quick to create alliances to further his influence. Of course, they all think he's harmless, but they're just more Unwitting Pawns to him, and he's just biding his time. Right now, he's allied himself with Lucifer, impressing the Great Darkness enough to give him a high rank in the GUAC Morningstar Battalion
  • Rivals: Havelock Vetinari, David Xanatos, Varys, Makuta Teridax
  • Enemies: Many oppose Petyr knowing what he can do. Doubtless, he uses their passion and rage to his advantage.
  • Petyr Baelish, also known as Littlefinger, is member of the minor house Baelish. To many, he seems amiable, friendly and ultimately harmless. Friendly maybe, but everything else he sells you is a big fat lie; Littlefinger is one of the greatest chessmasters in existence, and would burn down most of Westeros if it made him the most powerful man in it. It's that manipulation that makes him soar in the War of the Five Kings, and become deified in the Trope Pantheon. You've been warned.
  • Though a cold, calculating figure, Littlefinger Used to Be a Sweet Kid; mischevious, bold and sweet-hearted. His descent came from rejection by Catelyn, the only woman he ever loved. Do not think you can use this against him or mock him being "friendzoned" to break his concentration; if he gets enraged, you'd never see it coming. The House of Love has a bad relationship with Littlefinger due to how he became a bad guy. His biggest enemy in this regard is Kyu Sugardust, who was enraged upon learning what he's done and why. She refuses to let him manipulate her.
  • Since his ascent to the Pantheon, "Littlefinger" has been quick to very subtly garner influence, and, due to his status as Chessmaster, has made several new pawns. Several in the House of Mentalism regard him with even more suspicion considering just how good he is at planning, though Petyr himself just smiles and nods. After all, he can find a way to turn ''anything'' to his advantage. Enemies, allies, power, terrain. It makes no difference to him. For the love of God, don't underestimate him because he comes from a minor house (Unless you're an Overdeity. Otherwise, it's unwise). Kings have died over this. Tyrion for one never underestimated him for a second, given his own status as a dwarf.
  • Privately he has little respect for others who cannot match his intellectual prowess. He, however, will admit to being very intrigued by Lord Vetinari. He, to a lesser degree, is also fascinated by David Xanatos, and despite himself also has envy of Teridax, who one-upped Littlefinger's goals of scheming to become a king to successfully becoming a god.
  • Petyr Baelish' main rival is Varys, Master of Whisperers. Both are shifty, clever manipulators from minor backgrounds manipulating the throne. However while Varys is almost certainly got noble intentions, Littlefinger's a Despotism Justifies the Means kind of guy. Many in the Grand United Alliances believe it'll come down to a battle between the two for Westeros, unless an agent of unpredictability offs him.
  • Though the chessmaster, Petyr Baelish privately admits the likes of Doctor Doom outclass him in the field of strategy. Doom still considers Baelish a clever manipulator in his own right.
  • Is discreetly attempting to have himself inducted into the House of Commerce, citing his experience as the Seven Kingdoms' Master of Coin. While he is in the list, there is just too much pressure, both to kick him out and to just reel him in. So Littlefinger just smiles and waits...
  • Before the High Sparrow banned it, Littlefinger owned one of the best brothels in Kings Landing. He's tried to re-establish it in the House of Lust, only for them to point out they are not a brothel and realizing Kyu Sugarheart was there.
  • The House of War has caught on to some of Petyr's tricks, and have thus banned him. They know how dangerous he is, and have made it clear he can't associate with any of the gods there. This has motivated Littlefinger to target other houses instead.
  • It's unknown what he's doing in the midst of the Pantheonic Rebellion. Some say he's using it to benefit himself as usual. Others say that he discreetly worked to instigate it for that very reason. Others suspect that he's doing it to infuriate YHVH and bailout Lucifer. Regardless of these rumors, Littlefinger just smirks in response. Regards chaos as a ladder, and any conflict in the pantheon to be something to take advantage of. Time will tell how far he gets through this.
  • As skilled a manipulator Littlefinger may be, even he was taken aback by the Night's King. The Others are alien to the Game of Thrones, and have the chance to smash the chessboard itself. Petyr knows human nature, not these.
  • Has made his opinion on the Grand United Alliance of Destruction very clear:
    "Good, Evil, Law and Chaos. They're all part of the game. They can be understood. But Destruction? They break all the rules. They smash the playing board, they cannot be reasoned with. I won't stand this. They need to go, even if we all have to pitch in."
  • Even he cannot give a Hannibal Lecture to Kenshiro, though he doesn't need to at the moment. And he isn't going to try, since he's not on Kenshiro's shit list (again, yet).
  • Left his mortal coil after karma finally caught up to him by his actions being outed by Sansa Stark in Castle Winterfell, and his throat sliced by Arya. He has taken this loss... rather badly, but he didn't lash out or anything. He just took it as a lesson on what to do now that he's a permanent Pantheon resident.


Scheherazade, The Goddess Too Precious to Kill (Scheherezade, Caster of Nightless Castle, Schez, THICC Caster, Choco Caster, Bed Warmer, Ultimate Spook)
Her Magi counterpart 
As a Servant 
  • Theme Song: "Scheherazade"
  • Quasideity, Intermediate if she ever gets access to her counterpart's Magi power, Greater Goddess when working in tandem with the Demon Pillar Phenex
  • Symbol: A silhouette of a woman telling stories
  • Alignment: Neutral Good
  • Portfolio: The Storyteller, telling stories to survive, being a graceful scholar, Guile Heroine, isn't afraid of being beheaded
  • Domain: Narrative, Love, Prosperity
  • Allies: Princess Jasmine, Morgiana, Both Aladdin, The Genie, Bigby Wolf, Snow White, every good Disney deities
  • Enemies: Any evil monarches, especially those beheading their citizens, The Evil Queen, Jafar, every evil Disney deity
  • Opposes: Any evil genies
  • Opposed by: The good deities in the House of Love
  • She spends most of her time in the House of Narrative as a storyteller to anyone willing to take a second and stop by to listen to her stories. Some of them are even in talk of being adapted by the House of Theater.
    • Although some of them wondered why is she still telling stories, given that there is no threat to her life in the Pantheon (or at least threats that can be "solved" by telling stories). Scheherazade just replies that as she has learned from one of her friends, Bigby Wolf, that "everyone likes a good story".
    • She has also inspired her follower Tamiyo to start a storytelling circle in her own universe — where the soratami is more successful.
    • Shortly after Agartha, when she restarted her storytelling circle, some of her listeners commented that she sounded familiar. Is she 17 years old? ... In a way (17 years old + the amount of days from that day she reached that age.) (Oi, oi!)
  • She was originally just considered for the position of her first two temples, but a lot of other people pointed out that her story is perhaps the earliest instances Arabia is portrayed in all of its glory as well as the fact that in an alternative timeline, she is literally the person that grants prosperity for her kingdom due to her magical powers. Thus, Scheherazade was also given her 3rd title.
  • Her ascension caused many Arabic deities to become very excited, because many of them are based on characters from the stories she told. Although at first she was confused about the situation, Scheherazade accepted and was flattered by the admiration.
    • From one of the versions of Aladdin, Scheherazade learned that one of her counterpart is also a Magi like him. However, she was horrified when learning that version of her ended up as a ruthless woman who believed in My Country, Right or Wrong and ignored the plight of other people. Scheherazade vows with Aladdin to never become that type of ruler.
    • The other Aladdin, Jasmine, and Genie was excited to see her ascended. This is especially true for Genie, who is fascinated to meet one of the most influential storytellers in literature history, not to mention someone with as much power as him. Scheherazade was confused since he doesn't act like the genies that she is familiar with.
    • However, Jafar saw her as a chance to take more power as he can now force her to tell a new story where he emerges victorious. This has led to her temple to be under constant watch of the good Disney deities and a prime target for the bad ones.
  • Found a surprising ally with Bigby Wolf given the fact that in his world, Bigby's wife Snow White is the one that inspired her to the gambit that helped her stay alive. Because of this friendship, she is protective of Fables!Snow White, as well as Scheherazade found that she was also mistreated by royalty.
  • The good deities of the House of Love are very critical of her as they can't understand why Scheherazade would marry someone who married and beheaded every virgins in his country after his first night with them. Scheherazade acknowledged that her story is written in a much more different time period and usually appears with a version of her husband that is much more sympathetic when she visits the house.
  • Was somewhat sad when she heard that her temple has more Western followers than Arabic ones. However, she is still grateful that her story still inspired some followers rather than falling to obscurity.


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