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Senator Steven Armstrong
Steven Armstrong, God of Combat-Capable Politicians (Senator Armstrong)
- 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.
- Desperado Enforcement LLC.: Sundowner, Monsoon, Mistral
- Other Allies: Bandit Keith, Liquid Snake, Charles zi Britannia, Psycho Mantis, Lucifer, Homura Akemi, Egil, Rolento Schugerg, Double, Heihachi Mishima, Roman Torchwick, Big Boss, Esdeath, Shogo Makishima, Vile, Oryx, Satan, the Mortal Sin of Wrath
- 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?
- 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.
Mike Haggar, God of Mayors (Haggar, Mayor of Earth, "Macho", The Mayor Elect of Whoopass)
- Lesser God
- Symbol: A lead iron pipe
- Theme Song: Turn the Beat Back (MvC3 "Muscled Man" Edition)
- Alignment: Lawful Good
- Portfolio: Badass Mayors, Papa Bears, Professional Wrestling, Gentle Giant, With Authority Comes Badassery, Pipe Fighting, Mustache Of Asskicking, Manliness
- Domains: Justice, Wrestling, Family
- Followers: Wandering Vagabond, Mayor Mare, Boss Nigger, Lucas Simms, The Mayor of Ink City,
- Allies: Ryu, Zangief, King II, Steve Rogers/Captain America, Asura, Poison (former enemy), Axel Stone, Adam Hunter, Blaze Fielding, Cody Travers, Gentoku Himuro/Kamen Rider Rogue
- Upon deification, Haggar elevated Metro City into a Holy City, purging it from the Mad Gear gang. But then other evil entities have began to target it. Haggar is always ready to toss them out any time.
- His Metro City was instead raided not by Mad Gear, but a nefarious syndicate led by a certain Mr. X. Thankfully for Haggar, he received help by Axel, Adam, and Blaze, those who had experience dealing with Mr. X thrice, and helped Haggar completely drove Mr. X and his syndicate out of Metro City once. It was said that the streets of Metro City was full of ass-kicking rage during the cleanup day. They became great allies afterwards.
- When not doing paperwork, Haggar spends his spare time either visiting his mortal daughter Jessica, or piledriving MOTHERFUCKIN' SHARKS.
- His position was strengthened further when he piledrived another God (Odin) from space. And all faithful balladeers cry out in zealous joy, "ROUND CLEAR!"
- There were rumors that he might've lost position after being beaten by King II in a wrestling match. An interview later, it is both agreed that both Haggar and King gave their all for a great wrestling match and they're equal in power. They became friends afterwards.
- He once clashed with Zangief, and even though the former won in their fight, Haggar doesn't take it badly. There were rumors that there was another match◊, and Haggar won, making their stance to be a draw◊.
- Upon her arrival, Poison went up to him and, instead of being mad, asked that maybe one day that Haggar joins her wrestling federation, or at least challenge it when she has a big enough crew. Haggar accepted the challenge.
- Has helped out Gentoku Himuro enter the world of politics that are present within the Pantheon, happy to get some more help getting policies passed for improving the conditions at certain Houses.
Prime Minister Honest
Prime Minister Honest, God of Evil Chancellors
- Lesser God (Demigod in the anime)
- Symbol: His Tiegu, Erastone
- Alignment: Neutral Evil
- Portfolio: Fat Bastard, The Hedonist, Corrupt Prime Ministers Who More Or Less Run The Country, Smug Snake, The Sociopath, Made To Be As Contemptible As Possible And Full Of Himself, Faux Affably Evil Jerkass, Solely Concerned About Himself, Source Of The Nation's Corruption, Dirty Coward, Laughably Evil, Reliant On Esdeath Who He's Good With, Ironic Name, Undignified Death
- Domains: Corruption, Gluttony, Depravity, Sloth, Manipulation, Control
- Followers: Iznogoud, Roderick, Erebus, Francis Urquhart
- Allies: Esdeath, Seryu Ubiquitous (and the rest of the Jaegars by extension), Wild Hunt, Ethan Roark Junior, Dolores Umbridge, Walder Frey, Aegon the Unworthy, Gregor Clegane, Wyald, Jabba the Hutt, Manfred Von Karma, Napoleon, The Penguin, The Black Organization
- On speaking terms with: The House of Slaughter, Oryx
- One-sided rivalry with: Tywin Lannister, Jafar
- Enemies: All Night Raid members (especially Leone), The Phantom Thieves of Hearts, Goro Akechi, John Hartigan, Lord Varys, Teru Mikami, Marv, Oberyn Martell, The Basterds, Frank Castle, Phoenix Wright, Cersei Lannister, Ezio Auditore da Firenze, Shay Patrick Cormac, Toxie, Cornelia li Britannia, Nunnally Lamperouge, Boa Hancock, Jacob and Evie Frye
- Opposes: Deities who are Chaotic Good, Pay Evil unto Evil or have high integrity
- Banned from: The House of Royalty
- Possibly Fears: The Joker
- The Empire of Akame Ga Kill is a corrupt institution, where political corruption and decadence has become the norm. At the heart of this rot is the ironically named Prime Minister Honest. Theoretically under the control of the Emperor, he has been manipulating the Puppet King so as to continue his hedonistic lifestyle. Though he seems clownish, almost jolly Honest is everything that can wrong with a political adviser.
- Though a surprisingly skilled fighter, he's not as skilled or smart than he thinks. He mainly relies on Esdeath, who he has a professional and business-like relationship. He sees himself as the like-minded rival of Tywin Lannister and Jafar. Tywin has laughed this off, stating Honest is more Aerys at his most slovenly. While originally holding the role of Evil Chancellor, Jafar sees little talent in him.
- He has been trying to get his greedy mitts on the House of Royalty. He isn't allowed entry because of his scheming towards the Emperor. This hasn't deterred him from one day desiring mastery of the house. Oryx tolerates him because of his close alliance to Esdeath, but doesn't like his cowardice as the ruthless should have valor to back it up. He'll send out Hive and some Taken to help him out, but only sparingly and with Esdeath's insistence.
- Night Raid was not happy to learn that he had ascended, especially Leone given she killed him(anime) or gave him to the angry populace(manga). Neither was Honest, but he was more worried about the Phantom Thieves of Heart. As the epitome of political corruption, arguably more so than Masayoshi Shido, he's one of their main targets for HeelFace Brainwashing (if only the Meta-Nav would register his name as a real name, though
). Goro really wants his hands on him due to being like his despicable father.
- One can also add the ascended Assassins (Ezio and the Fryes) and Shay (the only ascended Templar) to the list, as Honest's worldview goes against both of their creeds.
- Usually seen indulging himself in sweets, having once dislocated his jaw like a snake to eat a cake whole. People wondered if he was even human, and evidence suggests he's been consuming human flesh to add to his strength. He has spent a lot of money in Food, and became a good friend of fellow Villainous Glutton Jabba the Hutt.
- Seeks to perpetuate corruption as long as possible in hopes of continuing his gluttonous behavior, and twist the Emperor into an extension of himself as a means of living on. As the Trope Pantheons is in the middle of the Sliding Scale of Idealism vs. Cynicism rather than in the cynical side, it's a lot harder for him here. He hopes to use the likes of Dolores Umbridge and Manfred Von Karma to rig the system in his favor, the former of which thrives in governmental debauchery.
- Has been on the payroll of the Penguin for a few years. He doesn't care that the crime lord has ties to far less savoury figures than him, so long as his pockets remain full.
- One of Honest's biggest allies is Ethan Roark Junior. The Yellow Bastard notes him to be very similar to his own corrupt father; a psychopath who allows scum like himself and Kevin to get away with their crimes and is the main reason for the Crapsack World setting. This has put him on the hit list of both John Hartigan and Marv, who recognize him being similar to the Roark family patriarch and plan to take him down.
- Works well with other leaders steeped in corruption and depravity. Good friends with Napoleon, as they're both pigs in one way or another. And with Aegon the Unworthy, as they're both bloated leaders who allow debauchery to fester for their hedonistic lifestyles.
- Evil appears to be In the Blood for Honest. A distant relative of his used his name to kidnap and torture girls, and his son Syura is equal parts Spoiled Brat and sadistic Serial Rapist. Much like the Yellow Bastard actually, which is probably why Honest is fond of him. Admittedly he doesn't care about his son that much, given this is how he reacted. He's thinking of forming a more organized form of Wild Hunt with some of the psychos in the pantheon like Wyald and Gregor Clegane. He visits the House of Slaughter to get tips of torture and other obscene activities.
- Due to the corruption he represents, Oberyn Martell and the Basterds want to bring justice for him, particularly the Red Viper due to many of his personal monsters reminding him of the Mountain's obscene cruelty. Honest fears his Poisoned Weapons as he knows Gregor's slow and agonizing expiration was in part because of how resilient his body was. Having made his own body resilient and being able to have his torturous death prolonged because of this causes him to further fear Oberyn.
- A number of evil and/or morally dubious deities want him dead. Teru Mikami sees him, like general laziness and other corrupt politicians, as one of the biggest problems in the world. He tried writing his name, but since "Honest" isn't much of a name, the Death Note didn't work (also a reason why the Phantom Thieves of Hearts can't get to him via the Metaverse, either). Varys wants to get rid of him to better the realm. Cersei however wants him gone for personal reasons-she knows what he's done to the Emperor, she doesn't want his mitts on her easily manipulated son Tommen.
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)
- Lesser God
- Symbol: The Sigil Of House Lannister - A Golden Lion On A Red Field
- Theme Song: The Rains of Castamere
- Alignment: Lawful Evil
- Portfolio: Head Of The Lannister Family, Psychologically And Emotionally Abusive To His Children Complete With Breaking Speeches Detailing On How Much They Disappoint Him, The Archnemesis To Tyrion, Two-Time Hand To The King, Warden Of The West, And A Ruthless Battle Commander, The Evil Genius, The Master Of The Batman Gambit, Combined With Being The Chessmaster, Brutal Honesty, Death Glare, Lack of Empathy, Realpolitik, Wicked Cultured, The True Power Behind His Grandson
- Domains: Power, Government, Wealth, Paying One's Debts
- Herald: his brother, Kevan Lannister
- Allies: Lord Varys, Gregor Clegane (his muscle), Cao Cao, Souther, Sundowner, Arthas Menethil, James McCullen/Destro, Kazuya Mishima, The Kurgan, Nobunaga Oda, The Sheriff of Nottingham, Grand Moff Tarkin
- Additional Relationships: Jaime Lannister, Tyrion Lannister (his sons), Cersei Lannister (his daughter) (all disowned)
- Rivals: Lady Eboshi, Raoh, Victor Von Doom, Lex Luthor, Ali Al-Saachez, Kaneo Takarada, Smaug
- Enemies: Eddard Stark, Daenerys Targaryen, Jon Snow, Petyr Baelish, Kazuma Kiryu, Kenshiro, Bryan Mills, Stannis Baratheon, Geralt of Rivia
- Opposes: Johan Liebert (even Tywin thinks he's batshit insane), Johann Schmidt/Red Skull, Sun Ce (as he reminds him of Robb Stark)
- Opposed By: For ordering both the Sack of King's Landing (resulting in the deaths of Princess Elia Martell and her children) and the Red Wedding (resulting in the deaths of Robb Stark, Talisa Stark, and Catelyn Stark), every good parent (and a couple of bad ones) in The Pantheon
- Odd Friendship: with Alexander the Great
- Worthy Opponents: Lelouch vi Britannia, Maximus Decimus Merdius, Lord Castellon Ursarkar E. Creed, Tavi of Calderon
- Ascended to the Pantheon after suffering a terminal case of crossbow bolt to the bowels thanks to his youngest son (and also proving once and for all that he does not shit gold). He was supposed to spend eternity as a damned soul, tortured by the ghosts of Tarbeck and Reyne, but found himself at the Pantheon instead.
- He was greeted by Lord Varys, who tells him the truth behind his grandchildren, of Cersei and Jamie's relationship, and of how he had brought House Stark to ruin due to the actions of Littlefinger and his eldest children, as well as Baelish conspired with Olenna Tyrell in poisoning Joffrey (and proving Tyrion's innocence). Tywin is wary of The Spider, until he presents him Ser Gregor Clegane, who had ascended before him. This act hs earned Tywin's trust. Despite this, Tywin is wise enough to avoid Ned Stark, who is looking to make Tywin shorter by the height of his head. Now, Tywin decides to play the game of thrones to extend his power and influence in the Pantheon.
- Tywin is a very hard man to impress. But he is very impressed with his avatar in reenacting his exploits on the screen.
- "A Lannister always pays his debts." That phrase alone is an invite for those who do good in his eyes, and a warning not to screw with the Lion. And as Tywin found out via crossbow-bolt to the bowels, it goes both ways, Tyrion cashed in the debt that Daddy owed him for years of emotional abuse. And let's not forget what Tywin had done to his first wife...
- Speaking of Tyrion, he wasn't very happy when Daenerys had brought The Imp along as one of her Heralds. Now, Tyrion is deified alongside his elder brother, which really pisses him off.
- Speaking of Tyrion, he once got into a staring match with Raoh when the King of Fists mocked him as to how he was slain.Raoh: The Imp proved one thing. You really can't shit gold.
- Tywin lost.
- His theme song, The Rains of Castamere, is a a reminder of what will happen if anyone crosses him, as it tells the story of House Reyne of Castamere, who rebelled against his father. Tywin crushed the rebellion...with extreme prejudice. He enjoys hearing the song. His enemies...well, not so much. Just don't play it at weddings, as violence tends to ensue. The Pantheon, however, is not intimidated by the tune, much to Tywin's dismay.
- According to ''Forbes'' magazine, he is worth $2.1 billion. Not too shabby, but he's not the richest man in the Pantheon. But he's working at it.
- As he was the one who gave the order to butcher the Targaryen royal family and masterminded the Red Wedding, he is not very well-liked by the deities who are parents themselves. Add the fact that Talisa Stark's death was particularly gruesome (as she was pregnant), and he is No.1 on their shit list.
- When asked by Nobunaga Oda to why he ordered the Red Wedding
Tywin: Explain to me why it is more noble to kill 10,000 men in battle than a dozen at dinner.Nobunaga: If you kill a dozen men at dinner, then you are a murderer. If you kill 10,000 men on the battlefield, then you are a conqueror.
- The two men became friends after the fact.
- Tywin is absolutely irate at Littlefinger for kicking off the catastrophic war by leading Catelyn Stark to Tyrion, which would ultimately lead to his demise at the hands of said son. Littlefinger was also responsible for revealing to the Pantheon his role in the Red Wedding.
- While Doctor Doom disagrees with Tywin's methods in dealing with the former royal family and of how he crippled the Starks, he does respect Tywin for not only bringing his famiky back from the brink, but also making the Lannisters the power behind the Iron Throne in the Seven Kingdoms. But he did tell Tywin that he should have done better with his children. Tywin's response?Tywin: I know.
- Visits the House of Commerce with the intention of expanding his influence there. Of course, Littlefinger makes himself scarce whenever Tywin is in the area. He is smart enough to give Smaug a wide berth, as there are rumors going around that he is in cahoots with Daenerys Targaryen.
- Unfortunately for him, those rumors turned out to be very true, as not only did the daughter of the Mad King have ascended, but she has become allies with Smaug.
- Upon hearing of Jaime's ascension to the Pantheon, he summoned his son for a meeting. Jaime refused. When Tywin himself demanded that Jaime return to his side, Jaime was calm in response, throwing his own words back into his face.
- Has a surprisingly cordial and mutually respectful relationship with Lord Vetinari, which is only enhanced by the two sharing Charles Dance as an avatar. However, the two are fully cognizant that they are likely to be enemies, and will have no qualms about opposing each other under those circumstances.
- Tywin has disowned not only his sons, but Cersei as well, due to her using part of Aerys the Mad's wildfire stash to blow up the Great Sept. What really pisses him off is that Kevan Lannister and his son Lancel we're among the casualties, thus making Cersei not only a Kingslayer (for having Robert Baratheon killed), but also a Queenslayer (due to Margaery Tyrell being one of the casualties) and a kinslayer.
- Like many members of the Pantheon, he grew worried after hearing Stannis had ascended.
Ethan Roark Senior
Ethan Roark Senior, God of Corrupt Politicians (Senator Roark)
- 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.
Francis Joseph "Frank" Underwood, God of Malicious Presidents (Little John, 49th Vice President of the United States, 46th President of the United States, First Gentlemen)
- Demigod (Has the Authority of a Greater God)
- Symbol: A Bloodied "V for Victory" Gesture
- Theme Song: House of Cards Intro Theme
- Alignment: Lawful Evil (Will undertake Neutral and Chaotic actions if it suits his goals)
- Portfolio: The Malicious 46th President of the United States, Utter Depravity, Manipulates Anyone to Advance in his Political Career, Will Morally Break his Foes with his Speeches, The Chessmaster, Completely Unfeeling and Remorseless, Lack of Empathy, Villain Protagonist, Able to Formulate Plans very Quickly, Able to Generate Positive Reception from Audiences, Using a Fabricated Persona to Form Friendships that he'll Use and Disregard for his Plans, Hates Children, Is Very Petty, Wicked Cultured, Will often Interact with the Audience, Incredibly Self-Righteous and Contradictory, Knew How to Use the Political System to Assert himself into Presidency only to Realize Presidency is Harder than it Looks
- Superiors: Melkor, Griffith
- Domains: Presidency, Contempt, Gambits, Manipulation, Depravity, Sociopathy
- Allies: Lex Luthor, Embryo, Molag Bal, Yuuki Terumi, Bernkastel, Emperor Palpatine, Damien Thorne, Johan Liebert, The Sibyl System, Gihren Zabi, Muruta Azrael, Tywin Lannister
- Amicable Relationships: The Enclave, Ethan Roark Senior
- Rivals: Jonathan Irons, Senator Steven Armstrong
- Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Lord Djibril
- Enemies: Josiah "Jed" Bartlet, Theodore Roosevelt, Clark Kent/Superman, Steve Rogers/Captain America, Night Raid, Akame, King Dedede, The Heroic Protectors of Family, Dolores Umbridge, Raiden, The Phantom Thieves of Hearts, The Mane Six, Peter Parker/Spider-Man, Lois Lane, SCP-2578-D
- Respected By: Darkseid, Sauron
- Opposes: John Doe, Ethan Roark Junior, Children in General
- Opposed By: The House of Justice, Light Yagami
- Its not easy to envision and live out a life as a politician. You can try to imagine trying to be the leader of a country, and the amount of stress and effort needed is more daunting than one could ever imagine, on top of needing to possess an incredible display of ambition and wit to get ahead in the political game, let alone becoming leader. Such is the case for the United States, but what if the president played his game through emotional and mental manipulation, discarding his assets once used and committing any act of irredeemable action, all to become the 46th President of the United States? This was accomplished by Francis Joseph Underwood, a brilliant schemer and manipulator who was able to fool the general public into seeing him in good light and doing a very good job in masking himself in false charm and politeness.
- Frank's first feelings in the Pantheon were one of total apathy and initial discontent. He was surrounded by commoners who minded their own business and went along with optimism and smiles. Frank gritted, marching his way around a city street. He soon managed to collect a newspaper about a recent event by the Court of the Gods. This was surprising to him as Frank realized that he may not be in Washington D.C. at all and immediately made a dash towards the closest city exit. With a quick scheme, he was able to convince a taxi cab into driving him to a city outskirts and was able to hide his face effectively well throughout the whole incident. Upon exiting the cab, Frank walked up a hill and glanced at the city where he once was moments ago, confirming his guess that he was in a new world.
- It was from this hill that Frank came across Griffith, who greeted himself and asked of him. Frank sneered at the Godhand member, stating that he couldn't give a crap about the concept of gods, but Griffith redacted by stating that he'll be meeting several gods and that he would need to get ready for it. This amused Frank as he found the idea that he, the president of the United States was now in a position of Godhood, despite Frank being dismissive of the concept. Griffith then offered him a position in the Grand United Alliance of Evil, given how Frank lived out his life personally and as president. Initially divided, he begrudgingly accepted, but told Griffith that he would like to receive a leading position, thinking that a president in a lowly position would look embarrassing on his part. Frank was then accompanied by Griffith to be taken to an apparition of Melkor, who introduced himself as the Pantheon's top God of Evil. Deciding to work on Frank's leadership and manipulation skills, he allowed Frank into the GUAE Mastermind, under Griffith's service. Though he accepted the deal, Frank opted to work things out mostly in his own way.
- Melkor was asked if Frank can establish a collection of cities for the GUAE forces. Frank stated that although they are a massive force that can reach up among the cosmos, the absence of a city would not work well for villains who seek accommodation, plus he can kickstart financial earnings and an economic system for their gains. He wanted this to happen so that he could provide some kind of influence for the GUAE and to feel accomplished in some way. He got his wish, although to his dismay, Melkor established a small number of cities exclusive to the GUAE. Although disappointed, Frank went ahead, vowing to work into expanding the GUAE's territory.
- Frank is... not liked by numerous residents, or at least after they find out what kind of person he really is. They think Frank is disproportionately petty and vindictive and they'll underscore that his presidency only ruined the lives of several citizens, especially mentioning his orchestrated cyber attacks, bombings and dumping sarin gas, the latter as a Pretext for War. Not that Frank couldn't give a damn about morality and his critics's feelings. Melkor likes Frank for that habit.
- He is a political genius who is able to quickly deduce and exploit laws and regulations to his advantage. This is a trait not many members of the GUAE possess and this serves to make Melkor more impressed. Frank however sneers at the God of Evil over the fact that he preps so much time trying to settle scores in fighting and waging wars that he couldn't take the time to win competitions using only his wits and knowledge. Melkor held off his anger, but does know that the GUAE doesn't have many politicians on their side.
- Griffith is somewhat unusual. Frank does express some respect over his leadership and being able to play with other's emotions and expectations to his means. Upon hearing of Griffith's sacrifice of the Band of the Hawk, Frank took to talking to him about it and what satisfaction did it bring. Griffith stated that the event got him everything he ever wanted and that its a waste of time to consider grieving for others. Frank agreed with what Griffith had to state, but has told him that he'd remain human than be an Apostle. They're currently on decent terms, with Frank often thinking about teaching Griffith on how to be a skilled manipulator and exploiter of politics and law.
- Every once in a while, Frank will talk without anyone around his presence. He will often state how crap humanity is, how easily manipulable people are in general and ask if you really are considerate and beneficial as an individual. He'll often rant about numerous events, small or large scaled, play it up to be a supposed great or terrible thing and then profess that in the end, you're worthless in simply just witnessing it and providing nothing about the events. Turns out, he is talking to the audience. Once Frank is all alone without anybody, he'll resort to taking out his frustration towards his supposed audience and his viewers. He's somewhat well-aware that he is a fictional character, but that is not going to hold him back.
- For his fourth-wall exploitation, he found a companion under Bernkastel who is also someone who takes to interacting the Fourth Wall and insulting her viewers over the fact that they're her allies (whether they like it or not). Frank seems impressed by what Bernkastel is capable of and both sometimes talk about how to exploit people and ruin their opportunities to do better.
- Previous United States Presidents, especially Theodore Roosevelt, despise Frank for his callous, self-serving and remorseless nature and declare him to be a complete disgrace in representing their country. Frank shot back, stating that they too, were self-serving to some extent and that they didn't always provide back for the US populace, not to mention how every US President tends to be negatively viewed by some. Unfortunately for Frank, lots of residents pointed out on how all of what Frank said applies greatly towards him more than the other presidents. This had Frank back away for quite some time before throwing in another rant privately (Or rather towards his viewers outside the fourth wall).
- Frank, however, reserves his greatest scorn towards Jed Bartlet when it comes to American presidents. He is astonished and outright disgusted to learn how optimistic and idealistic Bartlet comes off, seeing him as unrealistic and a showoff. Bartlet sees Underwood as a complete disgrace to America and questions how can such a vile and condescending man even become president. While he does his best to hide it, much of Underwood's hatred towards Bartlet can come off as petty as Bartlet loves his wife and daughters and is usually beloved by the people he works with while Frank couldn't care less about anybody and sees them as chess pieces to be used and discarded, even his wife.
- Some have noticed that Frank looks a lot like Lex Luthor. Turns out, the two have met and conversed with one another. Frank was surprised to see that Lex also became the American President a few times before entering the Pantheon and the two quickly became accommodate with one another. When Lex started to mention "the alien", Frank, preferring to go with "Superman" replied with a condescending "He's overrated as fuck. No novelty, just a generic representation for the populace to flaunt on and whine for". This amused Lex quite a lot.
Frank: John Doe, eh? Thinks he's a deep and righteous person? Like fucking hell, Christians will ever take to even giving him one good compliment. Isn't it in the rule that we aren't supposed to kill because of Damnation. Then again, he decided to screw a woman, kill her and be a sin representative himself, throwing himself into this belief bullshit that he had established. While messing with her lover cop is a rather interesting twist, he's a delusional mess, always was, and my respect to him is like how I treat toilet paper.
- Unsurprisingly, Superman and Captain America despise Frank for being the complete antithesis to what America stands for and for being a morally bankrupt individual in general. Lois Lane also hates him for exploiting a journalist and then killing her when she served him no purpose and wanted to eliminate evidence. Frank, on the other hand, sees Superman and Captain America as cheap and pathetic in his own point of view.
- On a flipside, Frank hates his other lookalike, John Doe, for being someone who is far too deluded in his own killing spree and his religious philosophy. John sees Frank as an idiotic leader in return and a perfect representation of Pride, which Frank rather takes as a compliment. Frank has a rather... interesting way of summing up John Doe:
- He has been compared as a tyrant, which only amuses Frank further. Alongside this, he finds himself in good company with Palpatine and the two seem to relate to one another regarding a Lack of Empathy and trickery. Even Darkseid seems to respect Frank to a degree, despite the Lord of Tyranny being opposed to Melkor, seeing his intellect as challenging and focused. Another admirer is Sauron, who thinks that Frank is noteworthy for his species and would sometimes talk to him. That said, being a defector of the GUAE, Sauron can't interact with Frank for long, unless he brings in Melkor's presence.
- Other tyrannical figures like Gihren Zabi, Muruta Azrael and Tywin Lannister are cordial with Frank and are willing to establish diplomatic relations with him as a means to strengthen the GUAE's unity and accelerate budget increase for propaganda, weapons development and other actions that would please Melkor. Gihren and Muruta have praised Frank for committing attacks and killing innocents to further his career and Tywin can relate to Frank's methodical and sharp tactics and thinking to get ahead and outsmart his foes.
- However, being a tyrant-like figure has gotten him enemies under Night Raid and Akame, who've made no stops in attempting to assassinate him at any given moment. Frank, however, has a collection of Apostles sent by Griffith to keep him protected. The Phantom Thieves of Hearts are also gunning for the chance in rewriting his heart, and Frank isn't going to allow a pack of teenage thieves to change his entire character.
- However, he is somewhat nervous at the prospect of SCP-2578-D, considering they're hellbent in targeting and killing tyrants, with which Frank isn't any different from. This is one of the few instances where Frank feels that he needs Melkor and Griffith, as he's a politician, not a fighter, and thus, can't defend himself against beings who would fire a Kill Sat to make sure the job is done.
- Senator Steven Armstrong has conflicted feelings about Frank. He believes that he is very proficient and clever in politics and mind games, but he also thinks that he's too self-serving and petty to the point where he's actually poisonous towards America. Frank, on the other hand, chides Armstrong for being a Well-Intentioned Extremist and believes that while Armstrong would be of great physical asset, his worldview contradicts his, and that doesn't sit well for him. A similar sentiment comes from lookalike Jonathan Irons who, while also malicious and oppressive thinks what he's doing is good for his country. Irons thinks Frank should drop his petty games and focus on building up his ambitions, which he took to doing as soon as Irons said this.
Frank: You think I kiss my own ass too much when you fail to realize you're no different. We are shitty politicians, but that's where it ends. You're a cowering whelp who can't find a solution to handle yourself when things go against you. At least I learn enough of my associates to learn of their weaknesses and counter them in the off chance I'm potentially opposed. It's easy why Muruta was said to be better; he got shit done. Heck, being a coward is what you're known for. It's your godly moniker after all.
- Frank also has a working relationship with Lord Djibril, although their feelings are strained at best. They're both utterly depraved, have used war as a slogan for promotion and would sell-out their associates to further their own goals, but Djibril's cowardly nature when it comes to dealing with opponents leaves Frank frustrated. Lord Djibril thinks Frank is too self-centred. Frank came up with this retort...
- That said, Frank is rather cordial with the Enclave, given how they are a morally twisted iteration of America. Frank is currently thinking about establishing bilateral relations between the GUAE and the Enclave by any means necessary, yet also wants to attempt to convince them to give up seeking any remotely noble intentions so that they may be able to easily work together. He also gets along with fellow Corrupt Politician Ethan Roark Senior and Frank is willing to give him money and resources for Roark Senior to carry on his political career in the oath that Frank also gets to keep his position intact and strong. That said, he hates Ethan Roark Junior for being uncontrollable and a pain to work with, despite knowing that he's just as depraved as he is. Frank finds it annoying that he can't kill Roark Junior unless he were to ruin his working relations with Roark Senior.
- Is very open about his disdain and contempt for children. He'll mention it every once in a while. Naturally, this made him an enemy towards the House of Family and numerous Good Parents have come to dislike Frank for his approach towards the young, especially considering he convinced his wife to have an abortion.
- Thanks to Frank, the GUAE are able to gain prominence in the topic of Government and Politics, something which Melkor and Griffith found pleasing as they feel they could challenge the Court of the Gods in this regard if they continue to engineer and bolster their political interests higher up. They intend to have Frank be one of their representing politicians due to his skills and intellect, but they also have to keep in check of Frank's ego as they've noticed how needy and ambitious he could get.
Mayor of Townsville
The Mayor of Townsville, God of Incompetent Mayors (Barney)
- 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
- 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
- Herald: His secretary, Sara Bellum.
- 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.