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    Senator Steven Armstrong 
Steven Armstrong, God of Combat-Capable Politicians (Senator Armstrong)
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  • Greater God
  • Symbol: Metal Gear Excelsus with USA flag in the background
  • Theme song: Collective Consciousness (normally), It Has To Be This Way (when fighting Raiden)
  • Alignment: Lawful Evil in methods, Chaotic Neutral at heart
  • Portfolio: Well-Intentioned Extremist, Social Darwinist, Cigar Chomper, riding giant mechas, being actually more dangerous than them, Good Old Fisticuffs, Badass Bureaucrat, Friendly Enemy, Crazy Awesome, Applied Phlebotinum, NANOMACHINES, SON.
  • Domains: America, Social Darwinism, War.
  • Allies:
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Bloody Marie, Seryu Ubiquitous (on her end)
  • Enemies: Teddy Roosevelt, Mike Haggar, Kiritsugu Emiya, Night Raid, Travis Touchdown, Sam and Max, Ragyo Kiryuin, The Guy, Saxton Hale, Adam Jensen, Bladewolf, Lelouch Zi Britannia, Ange, Chris Redfield, Claire Redfield and Leon S. Kennedy, Akame, The Phantom Thieves of Hearts, Yaldabaoth (Persona), Cornelia li Britannia, Ezio Auditore
  • Opposed by: Chipp Zanuff
  • Worthy Opponent: Raiden, Samuel Rodriguez, Saitama, Scar (Fullmetal Alchemist), Vergil
  • Respects: The Phantom Thieves Of Heart
  • Conflicted Opinion from: Winry Rockbell, Father Homunculus
  • Unknown Relationship: Alex Louis Armstrong, Liberty Prime
  • One of the many Private Military Contractors whose presence domineers over the Metal Gear universe, Desperado Enforcement LLC., is actually backed by an elected Colorado senator and United States Presidential candidate named Steven Armstrong. Far from being the typical politician who wields the ability to make laws and wage wars yet stands distant from the results while lining his pockets, however, Armstrong is truly the head asskicker of the entire faction. While his fighting style itself is a rather rudimentary mix of gridiron football and wrestling moves, given that he played college ball, y'know, he uses nanomachines infused in his body to enhance his physical abilities to inhuman levels, granting him drastically increased strength, durability and speed during combat.
  • Nothing, absolutely nothing showed that the Senator would go on to be another deity, especially considering how his Metal Gear didn't turn out to be as dangerous as suspected. Having enough of this bullshit, Armstrong stepped out to confront Raiden and... this happened. Suffice to say, GUAE's applause went through the barriers of dimensions. Armstrong later cemented his deification by breaking an HF Blade in his hand like a stick, destroying MG Excelsus in one hit, and putting up an epic fight with Raiden, or as he called him, Saucy Jack. During said fight, he also revealed that his true intentions were to purge and rebuild American into a "land of the free ruled by the strong" in which people fought and killed for what they personally believed, ending the influence of the very overbearing laws and corrupt wars he was using to gain power. Though he ultimately lost his life in the end, with his heart crushed by Jack, he was honored with ascension after dying as Raiden's literal shadow.
  • Enjoys a good fight every now and then and so is a frequent visitor in House of Combat. People still seem to be surprised that he can be so dangerous.
  • Occasionally visits the House of Technology as well to strengthen the potential of his nanomachines.
  • Because of his deification, the University of Texas is experiencing an incredible period of prosperity.
  • Believes only the strongest will survive, which sometimes puts him at odds with majority of other gods. While his policies are similar to Lucifer's, he was not officially endorsed or allied with the Morningstar for a while due to being Law aligned. Lucifer ultimately pointed out that he doesn't care about the methods, but the outcome. Despite Armstrong's Lawful appearance, his ultimate goal is purely Chaotic: becoming the ruler to destroy all the rules is something Lucifer has no problem with. As such, when he offered a seat amongst the Lords of Chaos to Armstrong, the senator decided to take him up on his offer, taking the Seat of Wrath.
    • Wholeheartedly approves of Homura's actions during The Great Upheaval, saying that she's doing exactly what he's advertising, fighting her own war. Needless to say, this didn't bring him any favors within the Pantheon.
    • Was on the front lines when Lady Lucifer of the Seven Mortal Sins attempted to depose Lucifer as leader of the GUAC. He battled Satan, his counterpart as Sin of Wrath, a battle that ended inconclusively. Nowadays they are sparring partners, Satan honestly uncaring one way or the other about his political ideologies, but he's a fantastic opponent. Who would have thought that human technology, even something as advanced as his nanomachine armor would be potent enough to actually chip her axe?
  • Is busy trying to recreate a new version of United States of America where everyone can be truly free and fight their own wars. The number of his supporters rivals that of his opposition.
  • When asked if the arts of Combat-Capable Politics was something that was PASSED DOWN THROUGH THE ARMSTRONG LINE FOR GENERATIONS!!... Steven was left unsure how to answer. After realizing this was related to the family of Alex Louis Armstrong, he gets increasingly annoyed whenever someone asks him he's related to the most muscular Amestrian Major.
    • Later, though, he took an interest in the Major's history and would read up on the events of a certain tragic war Alex was a part of. Now he pities the man as a textbook example of what can happen to those who fight and kill in pointless wars they don't understand.
    • It was two different people that stood out to him from said war; the doctors Yuriy and Sarah Rockbell, who went there to save everyone they could from both warring nations, Amestris and Ishval. While they predictably lost their lives (though not the way he'd expect), the Senator respects their attempt to take on their own mission to rescue the would-be victims of a senseless war. He would express this respect when he ended up in a fight with the Scarred Man who killed them, and to his surprise Scar agreed wholeheartedly, considering their manslaughter his greatest sin. While the Rockbells' daughter was honestly touched by this when she found out, she overall does not trust the Senator.
  • Not the biggest fan of cherry blossoms. Don't bring them up, lest you want to be unable to, quoting the man, carry your box of shit out of the building.
  • Was called out by Chipp Zanuff, who stated that his efforts to be the next president of USA are futile and not very good and his nanomachines are no match for Chipp's ninja skills. Armstrong just awaits the time they actually cross in a fight to see who's right.
  • Has expressed interest in getting Liberty Prime on his side. While the robot's idea of what America should be is not necessarily one Armstrong agrees with, anyone who enforces their ideals with Prime's enthusiasm is alright in his book. Plus, having played college ball, he knows a good throwing arm when he sees one. Comments on forming a team among the Pantheon have yet gone unanswered.
  • Has been compared to Ragyo Kiryuin on a couple of occasions, most notably since both her first fight with Satsuki and his manhandling of Raiden are rather similar in appearance, down to breaking the sword in two in both and the ultimate end of the fight — ripping the heart. Armstrong was actually offended by this, as his motives were to give the people their own reason to fight, while Ragyo is basically "feeding man to space jackets" as he put it. Furthermore, while he may be willing to use Child Soldiers, Ragyo's sexual abuse of her own daughter was plain sickening in his eyes. He is already planning on knocking her down a peg.
  • Some people say that he can potentially be the angriest god in the Pantheon. Even when he is just angry, he is 200% mad.
  • Father has very mixed feelings about Senator Armstrong. On one hand, he sees the potential in his abilities, but on the other hand, he reminds him about his most rebellious son who played an important role in sending him to the Gate of Truth. The fact that he suspects him of being related to Alex Louis Armstrong, and has heard about his Villain Respect to the Rockbell doctors, does little to better Homunculus' opinions about Steven.
  • Once tried to fight Saitama. It went about as well as you'd expect.
    • After being revived at House of Life and Death, Armstrong said he respected Saitama's strength.
  • Was once targeted by Night Raid member Akame, who attempted to poison him. Thanks to his nanomachines, Armstrong was unfazed and came out victorious. Interested in her skill, he challenged Akame to fight him again. Akame's response?
    Akame: I knew people who tried to turn the world into ruins. I've stopped them. I knew someone who tried to continue the war for their own sadistic benefit. I killed her. You're exactly like her. I'll come back, and when I do, I will bury you.
  • The Phantom Thieves hate him for being yet another authority figure who abuses the less powerful, but their hatred of him runs deeper than the usual Lawful Evil tyrant, as he bears a remarkable resemblance to the Shadow form of Masayoshi Shido, their most hated enemy. Ironically, Armstrong respects them more than he does Shido himself, because the Phantom Thieves put their lives on the line for what they believed in, while Shido just sat comfy in his office, making backroom deals and telling others to do his dirty work. It doesn't help that the irony also includes his nationalistic ideology running counter to Armstrong's extremely individualistic worldview. Even the Thieves admit that his motives sound more like Akechi in regards to plunging society in a state of anarchy and proving he's better than others by taking them down with his own force (Armstrong also respecting how Akechi actually did all the heavy lifting himself). He may not be as rotten as Shido, but he is just about as crazy. He does give Shido props for attempting to die as himself before his change of heart finished, but there's still the problem with how he only thought he was in charge when it was God himself (Yaldabaoth, to be exact) who was pulling the strings.
    • On that note, he's already complained about how the people can be manipulated through the government and media, so he hates how Yaldabaoth's rigged game involves exactly that, let alone the fact of how the result was to stop them from thinking or acting for themselves and let him be in charge. The way he sees it, that Holy Grail thing apparently isn't a fan of him or what he thinks.
  • He and Vergil agree that might controls everything. They disagree on which of the two is mightier, and whether the principle already governs their reality (Vergil) or requires a violent cleansing to do so (Armstrong). Naturally, while they do respect each other, they often come to blows.
  • Ran as a 2016 presidential candidate. Parallels to the real-life race have been noted, but best left be.
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Lesser Gods

    Mike Haggar 
Mike Haggar, God of Mayors (Haggar, Mayor of Earth, "Macho", The Mayor Elect of Whoopass)
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    Prime Minister Honest 
Prime Minister Honest, God of Evil Chancellors
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    Tywin Lannister 
Lord Tywin Lannister, God Of Ruthlessly Effective Bureaucrats (Warden of the West, Lord of Casterly Rock, Shield of Lannisport, Hand to the King, Protector of the Realm, Savior/Sacker of King's Landing, Architect of the Red Wedding)
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Demigods

    Ethan Roark Senior 
Ethan Roark Senior, God of Corrupt Politicians (Senator Roark)
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  • Demigod
  • Symbol: An electoral poster for his senatorial campaign
  • Alignment: Neutral Evil
  • Portfolio: Sleazy and Corrupt Politicians, Screw the Rules, I Make Them!, Ultimate Source Of Vice In Basin City, Needs Grandkids To Carry On His Legacy, Karma Houdini (for the time being), Gonk (Less So In The Movies), Sore Loser, Psychological Sadist, Til Murder Do Us Part, Diabolical Mastermind
  • Domains: Sleaze, Corruption, Covering Up, Lies, Criminality, Legacy
  • Herald: His older brother, Cardinal Patrick Henry Roark
  • Allies: Ethan Roark Junior (his son), Kevin (by proxy of his brother), Prime Minister Honest, Judge Claude Frollo, Wild Hunt, Diavolo and his crew, Manny Pardo, Nikolai Bulygin
  • Headbutting Villains with: The Brave Companions
  • Enemies: JOHN HARTIGAN, Marv, The Phantom Thieves of Hearts (yes, that still includes Goro Akechi), every good and/or honest member of the House of Justice (particularly those who are cops, Sirius Black and Chris Hansen), Oberyn Martell, Bruce Wayne/Batman, Night Raid, Giorno Giovanna and his Passione, Light Yagami and his allies, Senator Steve Armstrong, James T Kirk, Optimus Prime, Jean-Luc Picard, Commander Shepard (Paragon)
  • Wary of: Sheev Palpatine, Isaac Wescott
  • Ethan Roark Senior is the politically minded member of the corrupt Roark family, having its hands in Basin City since the Gold Rush. Rich, corrupt and sleazy, the senator is effectively in control of the city, better known as Sin City. It's a place where corruption is king, honesty is lethal and power comes from lying. And as senator, he'd have it be that way forever so long as he and his family can benefit from it.
  • He and his family are free to engage in any vice he wishes, and nobody's going to testify against them and live. Well, at least in Basin City. Upon his ascension he's been warned that the Trope Pantheon is not Sin City, and he can't just threaten and bribe every cop and politician to get what he wants. Roark countered that while it may be true, there's enough corrupt people in the pantheon that he can still benefit from. He's more here to bolster his power in Sin City anyway.
  • Naturally despised by every good and honest member of the House of Justice, a concept that is borderline non-existent in his city. He can't bully them like he could back home, and Roark intends to change that. Many in his own house walk on eggshells around him. There is one cop he gets on with-Nikolai Bulygin, who brutally enforces "justice" or more accurately making up whatever rules he can just because he's powerful. He's happy to help Senator Roark in putting the "lawless bugs" (read:honest cops and those that get in his way) in their supposed place.
  • The father of Ethan Roark Junior, and the main reason why the Yellow Bastard was able to get away with his activities. Less him caring for the guy, but more out of principle. He was the one who reconstructed his genitals because he wanted grandchildren. He wanted him to be the first Roark to be president, but realizes his personality is completely unsuited. He'd try to have another child, but since he killed his wife with a bat that's not going to happen.
  • Despised by Oberyn Martell for letting his psychopath of a son have free reign to rape and kill little girls, as it reminds him of how Tywin permitted Gregor Clegane to commit his atrocities on the Martell family and allowed him to get away from his depravity. Chris Hansen has declared him an enemy as well due to how he aids his monstrous son.
  • Gets along with Prime Minister Honest. They're the source of corruption and decadence in their respective settings, and are just as sleazy and corrupt as each other. Also they have a complete psychopath of a son who's sadism causes more problems than solutions. Key difference is that Roark is more dignified and competent. He has Wild Hunt on loan to do his dirty work. Sometimes hires the Brave Companions, but at arm's length because of their Stupid Evil tendencies.
    • Though skilled at keeping his city as sinful as it is, Roark knows he's out of his league compared to Palpatine or Isaac Wescott. He couldn't get a Roark as president, much less compare to their ambition
  • Has ties to organized crime, more so because he needs that criminal element to help him out in the pantheon and to darken the setting he's found himself in so he can better benefit. Given the company that is his family a lot of the organized crime gods replied "maybe if you clean up your act a bit and disown your monster of a son, we'll talk". Giorno Giovanna and his crew declared them enemies as they took control of the mafia to end the kind of corruption Sin City sees.
  • Though the Passione is his enemies, Diavolo is perfectly happy to work with Senator Roark if it means he can make a lot of money off his drugs through shipping to Basin City, and Diavolo can help keep Giorno's gang away from Basin City. He's perfectly willing to cover up Frollo given he's a depraved priest just like his own brother, and Manny Pardo has he could have use for a murderous cop.
  • Concerned with the Phantom Thieves of Hearts, since he is exactly the kind of rotten adult they're trying to change the heart of. Goro Akechi takes the most contempt to him because Senator Roark reminds him of his horribly corrupt and sociopathic father Masayoshi Shido, not to mention Roark's attitude towards his own illegitimate son Johnny. Or being beaten in a card game.
  • Despite his own villainy, Light Yagami despises Roark for being the very corrupt authority figure that must be purged from his vision of a perfect world. Senator Armstrong sees him as the kind of miserable slog that gets in the way of an America where people can fight and die for what they believe in, and is frustrated by the sleazy senator sharing the same sub-house as him.

    Mayor of Townsville 
The Mayor of Townsville, God of Incompetent Mayors (Barney)
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  • Demigod
  • Symbol: A jar of pickles with clear fingerprints
  • Alignment: Lawful Stupid
  • Portfolio: The Ditz, Mayor Pain, Almighty Mayor And Always Will Be, Lethally Stupid, Took a Level in Dumbass But Not Without His Smart Moments, Loves Pickles, Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass, Nice Hat (Don't Take Or Else), Manchild, Everyone Calls Him Mayor, High-Class Glass
  • Domains: Pickles, Townsville, Incompetence, Leadership
  • Herald: His secretary, Sara Bellum.
  • High Priest: Mayor Joe Quimby
  • Followers: Mr Heartland, Mayor Shelbourne, Mayor Clancy, Mayor Scuttlebutt
  • Allies: The Powerpuff Girls, Professor Utonium, Ice King, Prismo, Billy, Stocking Anarchy, Roscoe P Coltrane, Cornelius Oswald Fudge
  • Enemies: Mojo Jojo, HIM, Princess Morbucks, Archibald Snatcher, The Brainspawn
  • Opposes: The House of Crime
  • Opposed by: The more intelligent and capable members of his house
  • The Mayor (real name Barney) is the conspicuous and seemingly permanent mayor of Townsville. Despite his role as mayor, he's not that good at it and constantly calls for the Powerpuff Girls' help. Childish and idiotic, it's for the best that his secretary is competent enough to balance him out.
  • Despite his incompetence, the Mayor of Townsville has managed to keep his position in spite of everything. He did end up being replaced once by Fuzzy Lumpkins, however won back his position in a wrestling match with Fuzzy. Not a fighter, but if you try to take his hat your ass is grass. He considers Archibald Snatcher a grave enemy because he would do anything, no matter how evil, to have a hat denoting position and authority.
  • Dreams of being a buff and intelligent mayor, in a city made of pickles and everyone having his face. While the latter two are pipe dreams, the former is why he joined Leadership as he wants to be a better mayor. It hasn't gone so far, and most of his house don't care for him. Cornelius Oswald Fudge does seem to sympathize with his plight given his own incompetence in leadership.
  • Really likes pickles, and always has a jar of them around. Often he'll call for the Powerpuff Girls to open it when he can't, though to prevent the girls being interrupted during important crimefighting the Grand United Alliance of Good has made sure any jar he gets is easy to get off, with a jar opening machine if he somehow messes that up. He met with Prismo and befriended him due to loving his pickles. Prismo has ignored any pickle-based wish though since it would be a waste.
  • Asides from pickles, he also likes bananas and candy. He has a jar of candies, which once offered the girls one every time they saved the day. This caused them to hold the Jerkass Ball and ended up apologizing, though this ended with them all stuffed from more candy. He also likes turkish delights, which Princess Morbucks once took his position for a whole bunch of them. Likes to have sweets with Stocking Anarchy.
  • Usually calling the Powerpuff Girls over his phone, and has many telephones in his position. He also has a wife, but they don't get along much given he's more interested in his secretary and would've traded her for a priceless, one of a kind porcelain poodle. Those involved with communication in the pantheon get rather annoyed by calling for even minuscule problems.
  • Tired of relying in the Powerpuff Girls, he once tried to be a hero in his own right. It backfired due to treating even the smallest transgressions as worthy of a boxing glove, forcing the girls to save the city from him. The House of Justice has told him not to get involved, though Roscoe P Coltrane understands where he's coming from due to his own Lawful Stupid nature.
  • Like Billy he's really stupid, and seems to get along with him for that reason. He's not totally lacking in intelligence however, like the time he solved Him's riddle "what is boiling and freezing at the same time". Still really stupid though, given when the Robbing Leech, who's capable of sucking important information from people, couldn't get anything from him. The Brainspawn are somewhat concerned he was immune to their stupefaction rays because they couldn't make him any stupider.
  • He sounds like Spongebob and the Ice King. He seems to get along with the latter.

    Mayor Quimby 
Joseph Fitzgerald O'Malley Fitzpatrick O'Donnell The Edge Quimby, God of Sleazy Politicians (Joe Quimby/Major Quimby for short)
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