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A dome created to test every type of power of the Gods. Like the Combat Dojo, the Power Dome is also indestructible and has various obstacle courses based on the super powers the Gods have. Exactly What It Says on the Tin, this house overflows, and in some cases, glows with an awesome POWEEEEERRRR!!!! UUUUUNLIMITEEEED POOOOOWEEEEEEERRRR!!!!

It's connected side-to-side with the House of Combat.

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The Powerhouse Trio

The Guards of the House of Power, they ensure that no deities abuse their power.

    Hercules 
Hercules, The Pantheon's Strongest Demigod (Heracles/Herakles, Gatekeeper of Olympus, God of strength, heroes, sports, athletes, health, agriculture, fertility, trade, oracles and divine protector of mankind, Herc, Berserker, True Archer, Alcides, Champion of Rome, Raging Destroyer, The Greatest Hero of Greece, Jerkules, Kevin Sorbo)
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Hercules, without Mad Enhancement
Hercules, with Mad Enhancement 
Hercules, as True Archer 
Click here to see the Disney incarnation 
  • Intermediate God (Greater God as a Servant, or after becoming a god)
  • Symbol: The Nemean Lion Skin
  • Theme Song: "Main Theme" (The Legendary Journeys), "Zero to Hero", "Go the Distance"
  • Alignment: Chaotic Good, Chaotic Insane when his Superpowered Evil Side is activated
  • Portfolio: Super Strength, Greek Mythology, Boisterous Bruiser, Being Big, Amazon Magnet
  • Domains: Strength, Battle, Myth
  • Allies: Diana of Themiscyra/Wonder Woman, Billy Batson/Shazam (as long as he doesn't turn into his villainous DC Universe self), Thor, Percy Jackson, Annabeth Chase, Guan Yu, Zeus, Prometheus, Aphrodite, Illyasviel von Einzbern, Sven, Amadeus Cho, Perseus, Chiron, Artemis, Vulcan, Athena, Clark Kent/Kal-El/Superman, Many members of The Avengers, Cassandra, Greed the Avaricious, Sora, Atalanta, Poseidon, Dwayne Johnson
  • Rival: Achilles
  • Friendly Rivalry: Sir Lancelot and Arcueid Brunestud
  • Special Relationship: Nemesis, Kratos
  • Enemies: Certain incarnations of Hades, Ares, Gilgamesh, Shiro Tagachi, Darkseid, Thanos, Amatsu-Mikaboshi, Envy the Jealous
  • Former Enemy: Hera
  • The result of a union between Zeus and a mortal woman named Alcmeme, Hercules in his own right was one of the most badass Greco-Roman deities of all time. With a history filled to the brim by tales of strength, battle, and courage, Hercules has partaken in countless fights and quests and found himself in various incarnations across many different universes.
  • Hercules' official rank has always been a debated issue in the pantheon. Some wanted him to be labeled as a Demigod since that's what he is in literal terms. Others argue that a demigod in the Trope Pantheon has a different meaning compared to the mortal realm. After a lengthy discussion, it was decided to rank Hercules as an Intermediate God.
  • While most of his feats have involved some amount of either heroism of pure badassery, there have been times where the Olympic gods have manipulated his rage. Not the least among them, his father's jealous wife Hera has attempted to have him killed on numerous occasions as well as slowly cursed him with madness throughout his life. When the madness bursts, it tends to have disastrous effects, such as the time he killed his wife Megara along with their children. He still hasn't fully gotten over this.
  • Is always assisted with a triumvirate of assistants/prophets consisting of Iolaus, Amadeus Cho and Illyasviel von Einzbern, but now just duo after Illya's ascension. For her part, Illya often takes advantage of her ability to summon Hercules and have him act as her Berserker-on-command when she has a battle to take on, reversing the dynamic. He has the power to nullify her Mad Enhancements in his ascended state within the Pantheon, but he likes and trusts her well enough and she lets him cut loose in battle so he allows her to use him anyway.
    • That said, there's still an effort to keep his madness state in check. He may become even more powerful, but he dreads being rained with the jobber aura that comes with it.
      • Even then, there was a time that despite him fighting at a fraction of his would-be strength as Berserker, he was still able to single-handedly save humanity and defeat a Beast thanks to his memories of Illya and a skilled Master named Fujimaru Ritsuka. "Strongest in the world", indeed. Illya was proven right.
      • Illya was proven right yet again when she used the power of Heracles in the Berserker class card to save a rampaging Beatrice Flowerchild. When Herc heard of this achievement, the Pantheon was treated to his face beaming with pride for a time.
  • Princess Diana was at first wary of his presence due to his actions in the DC Universe, where he was strangely power-hungry and scheming to take over the place, with a rap sheet including raping Queen Hippolyta, enslaving the Amazons, and attempting to manipulate Wonder Woman in order to take her powers on multiple occasions. Though he has had his moments where he resisted the madness even there and contritely accepted punishments for his actions, it took a reset of that universe before he could once again truly be his usual heroic self there. Even within the Pantheon it took her awhile to get used to seeing him as the boisterous yet ultimately well-meaning guy he usually is.
  • At one point, Hercules was somehow transformed into a 12-foot-tall, 4000-pound monstrosity almost reminiscent of the Hulk except without the gamma-colored green skin. During this time, Kratos was running around killing the gods either for each other's vendettas or for his own, and had come across and opened Pandora's Box in the process, which caused Hercules to be infected with the sin of Envy. Hera manipulated this envy and had Hercules direct it at Kratos for daring to surpass him in Olympic fame and favor so that Hercules would stop Kratos. The ensuing fight led to Herc's face being caved in with his own Nemean Cestus and this monstrous form being completely dead. Since returning to normal he has been careful to anger his brother again, putting the Ghost of Sparta on the very short list of people Herc is actually afraid to fight.
    • Despite his resolution, it was Hercules that was actually angry with Kratos due to the envy infection and Hera's manipulation. Far from upset with Hercules, Kratos was angry at the gods who sent Hercules in his path and gave Herc numerous chances to stand down. Aside from this incident, the two half-brothers have always held a mutual respect for each other due to their similar misfortunes in life and tenuous relationship to the Olympic Gods — making his "reasons" for envying and hating Kratos at that time utterly nonsensical.
    • Given that it was Envy which got him caved in by Kratos, when the homunculus of that sin ascended to the Pantheon, Hercules resolved to "return the favor" someday.
  • His latest achievement is to give a God of Thunder a divine nurple. This gave him a bit of a nasty rumor about him doing it to Fate Testarossa, but Herc has denied it vehemently. "I don't do that to girls!"
  • Thinks that this article about him is a cool story, bro!
  • If anything, don't call him Jerkules. It also becomes a catalyst for his Super-Powered Evil Side. Prepare for a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown.
    • A particularly vile sorcerer managed to drive him to a more prolonged version of this by summoning him as a Servant, using all three of his Command Spells to force him to remember the worst moments of his life, and then infecting him with Grail Mud. This destroyed the divinity of that particular incarnation of Hercules and twisted him into a sadistic monster barely resembling his true self. He now goes by Alkeides or True Archer, with the goal of killing Hercules and erasing his legend.
  • He has been seen in the company of The Irate Gamer. The two play video games together, which Hercules tends to win. He doesn't stay for long however, because being in the Irate Gamer's company for an extended period of time saps his powers. Herc suspects that the Irate Gamer is trying to cheat so that he can win their games for once.
  • He has recently made a bit of a friendship with Guan Yu when they fought alongside or against each other in a certain arena. Herc commends Guan Yu's strength, but thinks the latter should loosen up a bit, like him. Much to Herc's surprise, it's Guan Yu's rigid view of war and calling out that his 'fun' attitude sound like insulting the his deceased family, who he'd killed in a fit of Hera-induced madness. "Didn't you wish to atone for your heavy sin? Were your labors just another happy adventures, or your form of atonement?" Herc wisened up on that and has learned to use a more subdued persona. He's still damn looking forward for heads to bash though.
    • Though after Hercules proved himself, Guan Yu is okay with him channeling his happy boisterousness again, due to the influence of one of Herc's greatest mortal avatars, Kevin Sorbo.
  • His portfolio has a Distaff Counterpart, which is managed by Aphrodite. After fighting side-by-side in the Battlefield of the Gods, Herc trusts her enough, and usually lets her slip off and call him 'Heracles' and think of him as a Roman dude instead of Greek.
  • Has an infamous way to express his disappointment, probably thanks to ProtonJon.
  • With Ares' ascension to the pantheon, the two often engage in battle. Herc always wins his fights against his brother, though both are left severely bruised after the encounter.
  • Hercules occasionally could be seen within the Forests of Caldavar, standing in for the hero called Hammerstorm. Interested in his style, Herc asked where did he learn from, in which he answered: Sven the Rogue Knight. With much interest, Hercules gets pumped up to challenge Sven and test his mettle. After one mighty and legendary duel, both stood their ground and with much good impression, Hercules offered Sven a new domain he could get used to and neighboring with him: Super Strength. To honor the great battle between men and because he feels it's right, Sven accepted and ever since, Herc has got himself one nice neighbor.
  • When Illyasviel caught an instance of his uneasy relationship with Diana and asked him about it, he confessed to Illya his villainous acts in Diana's world which had caused her to hate him. Though he expected Illya to at least be angry at him, much to his shock, the girl quickly deduced that Hera's curse on Hercules was responsible for much of what he did there and held none of it against him.
    • Curious as to why the curse would have such a sinister subconscious effect on him in the DC Universe, the two set out to investigate, brushing up in the house of Knowledge as well as testing and observing his powers. So far they managed to figure out that fighting under Mad Enhancement helps him work Hera's madness out of his system.
    • Because Hera is so close to the Themiscyran Amazons and doesn't trust him around them, he and Illya have decided to keep the object of these exploits a secret from both Hera and Wonder Woman until they fully figure out what's going on, lest they risk driving an unnecessary wedge or drawing the ire of both women.
  • Whenever he's met Greed the Avaricious it's been in one of two situations; alongside Illya as Berserker, and alone as his normal self at Greed's bar Stray Dog. This puts him in the unique situation of knowing things about Greed's friendship and conversations with Illya while Greed has no clue he's been standing there all along. He's decided to have a little fun with this, standing around mute as usual while they're talking but listening somewhat attentively and picking up on details so he can pitch in his thoughts later through coded "bro-tips" to Greed at Stray Dog. So far neither one has picked up on this, but Illya does seem to get nicer when she meets with him after her next chat with Greed.
    • He finally gave himself away at a party that Asami Sato was hosting to celebrate Avatar Korra's change of seat. Despite being invited separately by Greed, he and Illya came together and were very chatty with one another. Furthermore, when Greed remarked on this approving of him as her friend in comparison to "that big ugly monster", Herc replied by calling himself the "closest thing to a monster" she knows. This caused several other partygoers to connect the dots about him and Berserker being one and the same, which he and Illya both readily confirmed and somewhat explained.
    • Greed was annoyed that Hercules had tricked him for so long. but then Illya revealed she knew it the whole time, turning the tables on the demigod. Also, both Korra and Touta Konoe promptly declared themselves Berserker's future sparring partners.
  • Prometheus is a good friend of his, not only because Herc released him, but his Disney incarnation also studied in an academy named after the Titan. A classmate of his there, Cassandra, is also a deity.
  • He used to go on an adventure with the Argonauts, which was how he met and befriended Atalanta. But at least on one occasion, he became wary of the thing called "Ark of the Covenant", since it could bypass his super strength and obliterate him.
  • Given Dwayne Johnson played him once, Herc has become a good friend of his.

    Ryu (Street Fighter
Ryu, God of Hurricane Kicks and Co-God of of the Kamehame Hadoken (The Wandering World Warrior, Tireless Wanderer, Ryu Hoshi, Hot Ryu, Eternal Wanderer/Challenger, Evil Ryu/Satsui no Hadou ni Mezameta Ryū, Ryu Ranger)
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    Son Goku 
Son Goku, God of Super Modes and Co-God of the Kamehame Hadoken (Son Gokou, Son Gokuh, Son Gokuu, Kakarot, Kakarrot, Kakarotto, Carrot Cake, Son-Kuh, Son-Kun, The Hope of the Universe, Number One, The Tenacious Super Saiyan, The Champion of Christmas, Dumbass, Paragon 'til Death, Sun Wukong)
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His child and post-Z forms 
Ultra Instinct -Sign- 
Ultra Instinct 
  • Greater God (borderline Overdeity as a Super Saiyan 4, Super Saiyan God and Super Saiyan Blue, Overdeity with Ultra Instinct, and fused with Vegeta, as Vegito or Gogeta)
  • Symbol: A 4-Star Dragon Ball with his iconic hairdo
  • Theme Songs: Cha-La Head-Cha-La and Dragon Ball Z for most of his adult life; Makafushigi Adventure for his younger self; Saiyan from Earth and Hero overall
  • Alignment: Neutral Good
  • Portfolios: Idiot Hero, LOVES Fighting, Intensive Training, Power Levels, Ki Manipulation, Compassion, Kindness, Unconditional Forgiveness, Friend to All Living Things, Honor Before Reason, Emptier of Marketplaces, The Spirit Bomb, The Kamehameha, Action Dad, Master of All Techniques, Willing to Give Anyone a Second Chance, SUPER SAIYAN, SUPER SAIYAN 2, SUPER SAIYAN 3, SUPER SAIYAN 4, SUPER SAIYAN GOD, SUPER SAIYAN BLUE, ULTRA INSTINCT, Instant Transmission, Lightning Bruiser, Papa Wolf, No Social Skills, Saiyan Raised by Humans, Manchild, Henpecked Husband (sort of), Not Willing to Sacrifice Anyone, Non-Human Attitude and Behavior.
  • Domains: Strength, War, Destruction, Protection, Good, Martial Arts, Speed
  • Followers: Gon Freecss, Zatch Bell!
  • Teachers: Master Roshi, Kami (now part of Piccolo), King Kai, Whis
  • Allies:
  • On speaking terms with: Kratos
  • Rivals: Jiren, Turles
  • Respected by: Ryu Hayabusa, John Cena
  • Wary of: Johnny Cage
  • Respectfully Hates as a Brother Warrior and Worthy Adversary: Frieza
  • Conflicting Opinion from: Sun Wukong, Zero
  • Worthy Opponent: Hit
  • Enemies:
  • In the woods of the Mount Paozu region lived a rather extraordinary child with superhuman strength, a tail and an extreme naivety of the outside world, who besides his now-deceased grandfather had never even seen another human in his life. This boy was discovered, or should we say crashed into, at the age of twelve by a 16-year-old girl who was driving her car around the world looking for a set of wish-granting orbs… one of which happened to have been the boy's last keepsake of his grandfather. From that day onwards, the young lad's life would be changed forever.
    • Traveling with the blue-haired girl, he began a life of adventure in which he would make many friends and enemies in multiple searches for the full set of wish orbs. He dealt with monsters and armies alike, became a world martial arts champion, and even met God and killed the Demon King, before finding love and becoming a father to a boy who he would name directly after his beloved grandpa. Then, things changed again, when he took his four-year-old son to meet his friends, only to himself receive a rather hostile visit with a tailed man who turned out to be his brother. Through said brother, he found out that he's actually one of the last remaining members of an alien race of warriors who hire themselves out as mercenaries to tyrants who depopulate worlds.
    • Although originally sent to devastate Earth (or so his brother believed), he instead rejected this destiny, becoming the savior of the world multiple times over. Despite this, he eventually embraced the strength and pride of his heritage, became the first man in a millennium to achieve his race's legendary transformation of power, and even humiliated the treacherous employer who eradicated their civilization. From that point onwards, he just kept getting stronger and dealing with increasingly-insane tiers of threat and adventure, with his exploits taking him and his allies through the multiverse itself. The Pantheon itself could not simply acknowledge the rank of his greater transformations, instead having to increase his base divine rank just to keep up with it all.
    • Spanning several decades both within and beyond his multiverse, he has become a beloved icon and influencer in many different worlds. Even so, he still remains that adventurous young child at heart, always looking to test his limits, fight strong rivals, improve himself as best as he can, and eat like a goddamn pig. With the ever-expanding reach into the endless cosmos caused by this man's amazing power and attitude, it's clear that his journeys are far from over.
    • Just who is he? The Saiyan raised on Earth. The pure-hearted warrior awakened by fury. The central focus of Dragon Ball, the most iconic legend ever told through anime and manga. He's Son Goku.
  • Initially when approached for deification, Goku refused the position, thinking it was similar to all the God Job offers. However, with many villains becoming deities, Goku reluctantly accepted and came into the Pantheon, realizing that it really wasn't the same at all, but rather an entry into a gathering of beings from many other worlds and universes based on common tropes of life.
  • Since ascending, he has fought Superman many, many times, the vast majority of which came with no certain conclusion. The few times there was a "decisive" finish, listed below:
    • There was one time they were nowhere near a yellow sun.
    • In what could be considered their first decisive battle, Goku was able to overpower Superman with his Super Saiyan transformation. Though it was clear to many observers that Superman was only using the regular amount of strength he normally does when patrolling Metropolis rather than extensively reaching into his true power.
    • The two later had a Death Battle that ended with Goku accidentally hurling Superman into the sun, supercharging him, and then being obliterated… along with the Earth. Additionally, the shockwaves of their power extended beyond Wiz's constructed world into the Pantheon itself, resulting in a very large mess that took every house of the Pantheon to clean up. However, this had become a moot point with Goku's most recent achievement of ascending into Super Saiyan God. The Pantheon now fears a rematch.
    • With more information coming to light about the true scope of the power of the Super Saiyan God, Superman finally agreed to a rematch. Thankfully, Superman simply decided to simply end the fight quickly and cleanly before the Pantheon could be affected again by frying Goku's brain, which had the side effect of giving Goku a splitting headache when he was jerked out of the VR machine. Chichi has scolded them both on their recklessness.
    • Eventually Goku was shown a vision of what would happen if he continued trying to fight Superman. He saw how Shenron told a version of himself who was impatient for a strong challenge about Superman's, then brought him into Superman's world. This Goku engaged Superman in combat, angering him into fighting increasingly seriously, then heeded Superman's warning about his power being virtually limitless and responded by destroying the sun in order to make it possible for him to run out of energy. Even after that, it took using the Spirit Bomb to convert his life force into pure energy in order to take out the Man of Steel. Thankfully, Goku's other two wishes to both undo all the damage and restore everyone back where they belong after the match were granted by Shenron.
    • Finally asking what Superman's power being "virtually limitless" means, he learned from King Kai that Superman's feats include being able to lift eternity and infinity and hear the distress watch's signal in the vacuum of space thousands of light years away and arrive in ten minutes. With this, he finally understood: Superman may not be omnipotent, but he is always capable of pushing his absolute best beyond any previous limit given the opportunity. This is what it means when they say that in order to truly defeat Superman, you must have no limits. At this point he decided to stop attempting to fight him, because even if he did defeat Superman, what would he have left to strive for?
    • However, it looks like once again, the debate shall continue, with not only new info coming to light about the true scope of the power of Super Saiyan God, but Goku recently unveiling his newest Trump card: Super Saiyan Blue. Kaio-ken.
    • And then he finally stepped foot within the grounds of Superman's world of no limits when he achieved the state that the Dragon Ball gods and angels themselves hail and possess: Autonomous Ultra Instinct. That said, currently Ultra Instinct puts a dangerous strain on his body and can only be called upon subconsciously when there's nothing else left, so he's not firmly planted in that world as of yet.
    • It should be noted that, while many fans consider it a vicious rivalry, the two are really good friends and help out with each other's foes. They can often be seen in the lunchroom, eating metric tons of the other culture's food. When the two finally did have another rematch, it was in the most unexpected way possible.
  • He also has a friendly rivalry with Kuroko Shirai, and the duo regularly has competitions of whose Teleportation Skills are faster and superior to whom.
  • Crashed the Gourmet Race set on the arrival of King Dedede along with Luffy and Toriko. He could have easily won the Race if he chose to go Super Saiyan, but decided to limit himself to give others a chance. He ended up taking first place with Pac-Man and Kirby and earned himself a lifetime membership at the Gourmet Racer Club table which suits him just fine.
  • There exist a few false idols who claim to be him. His many followers have made sure he is never made aware of this.
  • Is taking part in "The Pantheonic Rebellion": picking on those weaker than yourself is something Goku finds HIGHLY contemptible, and YHVH's act of targeting a depowered Madoka for assassination is very much that..
  • There is an ongoing rumor that he and Vegeta are both masters of the Fusion Dance. This rumor worries the evil deities more than they'd care to admit. It's possible that the resulting fusion would be more powerful than O-Haruhi-Sama.
  • Recently began partaking in daily duels with his long-unused "Power Pole" staff Nyoi-bo against the immaculate swordsmanship of Yuuki Konno. Aside from admiring the fact Yuuki regards combat as a respectful conversation, he is utterly impressed by the grace, speed, and power of her 11-Hit Ultimate Technique "Mother's Rosario" (which even Goku barely managed to block), and the two cheerful warriors became fast friends at the end of their very first duel.
  • He's not a big fan of Johnny Cage for the same reason as Vegeta, as it gives him a painful reminder of the time he had his balls busted during that one fight with Android 13.
  • Sun Wukong himself is starting to show MASSIVE complaint about how Goku is making a name for himself… WITH HIS OWN NAME. It's no secret to some people that both Wukong and Goku's names are the exact same, only read in different readings. Due to the advantage of Japanese and Chinese sharing similar characters, this has been going on for a while.
    • Thus, it's a bit of a clear point made by the original Monkey King himself in that people have no idea how to pronounce Sun Wukong (Soon Woo-koh-ng), and can only unknowingly say it as "Son Gokuu" without even knowing it's the same name. Goku himself, however, hasn't said anything to this, but at the same time is rather just as baffled as well, especially since he realizes that the Ox King he knows also has a ripped-off name as well in the same manner. Some say Goku's just thinking very deeply about what to say on the matter.
    • Despite this, when Wukong learned about the alternate "Grand Tour" timeline and its version of Goku achieving a certain transformation and calling it Super Saiyan 4, he went out of his way to teach this Goku how to obtain the form himself. Given that the unlocking processnote  as well as the final look of the form show far more of a cross between a Super Saiyan and a Great Ape than a pure Super Saiyan, one can't help but think Wukong simply wants the man taking his name to represent monkey power as he does—especially given how much stronger it is than the previous Super Saiyan states.
      • For what it's worth, Android 17 got his self-sustained Super upgrade via Aghanim's Scepter around the same time. This resulted in 17 challenging Goku to a fight—a friendly one, thankfully—and claiming to be the Ultimate Android, to which Goku responded by calling himself the Ultimate Saiyan. Wukong was pleased by this name, finding it more fitting than Super Saiyan 4 as well as more emphatic about its power. The fight itself was intense, and 17 used his new absorption trick to gain the power advantage, but Goku picked up on it before 17 could blow him out of the water, effectively turning it into a fistfight. It was called a draw when Chichi told them dinner was ready.
      • Goku and others still mainly call this form Super Saiyan 4 anyway; given the significance of the number four in his and Vegeta's lives (the Four-Star being Goku's keepsake Dragon Ball from Elder Gohan and Vegeta being the fourth of his name), it can be argued the Super Saiyan 4 title does translate to an "ultimate Saiyan" as it is.
    • The above all took place before Beerus' visit to Earth in which Goku learned of and unlocked the Super Saiyan God state. As soon as that incident happened and Super Saiyan God was tested and found to be stronger than the Ultimate Saiyan/Super Saiyan 4, Wukong was once again annoyed with Goku. This has only continued since then with every advancement in Goku's God powers, including Super Saiyan Blue and the combination in Kaioken, as the utter eclipsing of the monkey form's power has naturally just further peeved the Monkey King.
  • Goku reported having had a very strange dream, where he was about to eat some food before Sonic swiped it from him, inciting a melee. It also involved Godzilla, Kirby, the Avengers, wrecking the Death Star, and ended with Saitama killing him in one punch before then being challenged by Superman.
    • Curiously, this dream didn't end shortly after his "death", and it led to a one-on-one with the Man Of Steel and the Caped Baldy duking it out. In the end, after Saitama survived Supes's Super Flare, Black Widow arrived to clear up the issue.
    • Turns out, all of that actually happened... to a clone of himself he and Gohan accidentally made during a training session which manifested in the world of Death Battle. Nobody wanted to tell him that for a long time.
  • He got along very well with Saitama when they met for real, and they were in the midst of scheduling a few hundred sparring sessions when Saitama revealed that his "hero training" was the source of his baldness. Without missing a beat, Goku cheerfully offered to teach him Super Saiyan 3 to solve his "problem". Saitama, having been presented with the Logic Bomb of regaining his hair at the cost of getting even stronger, stared off into the distance for quite some time before mumbling something about "bargain day at the supermarket" and making a hasty exit. Goku hasn't seen him since.
  • Despite him being an all-around nice guy who'd never kill an innocent or hurt a fly, DO NOT underestimate his zeal for a competitive battle. This man instinctively draws out fights to get the most challenge out of them to the point that his friends and even he himself note this as a valid criticism. He convinces his friends not to kill his enemies if they're stronger than him but still manageable because he wants to have a rematch with them and eventually beat them himself. He calls hits on himself using divine connections to draw a legendary assassin out to fight him at full power simply because he enjoys fighting said assassin that much. That is how legendary Son Goku's thirst for a challenge in combat is.
    • What's astounding is that this frequency of combat-happy decisions should bite anyone hard in the face at least ¾ of the time, but with Goku? This is how he gains respect, makes friends, influences people, and overall makes the world around him better.
  • Goku gets along very well with Naruto Uzumaki, Touma Kamijou, and Nanoha Takamachi, due to their shared traits of open-minded kindness, protectiveness of their allies and friends, desire for peace, a habit of redeeming lost souls and making friends of former foes, and other similarities. He also frequently trains with Naruto and Nanoha, to the concern of many villainous gods; the thought of Goku with access to Nanoha's special brand of magic or the Rasengan is worrying, while the thought of Goku having Sage Mode (and worse, of him combining that with his Super Saiyan forms) is damn near terrifying.
  • Was once enlisted as part of a "task force" by Asura in order to stop a monster called Gohma Vlitra and eradicate it from the Pantheon. He agreed to join this team in order to get a fight with Asura afterward, but found himself impressed by Augus and Yasha as well. The four of them were the frontline of the anti-Gohma Vlitra task force who actually took care of disposing the fiend, and they ended up fighting in a free-for-all during the celebratory feast for the team's disbandment. He looks forward to meeting the three of them again. Of the rest, he has the admiration of Travis Touchdown, the respect of Hayabusa, and isn't sure what the deal with Kratos is but is friendly enough towards the Ghost of Sparta nonetheless.
  • When it turns out other fighters who he long surpassed in power, like Krillin, Android 17, and his own son Gohan, still have the ability to surprise him with their skills or even to bring their powers up close to his literal Physical God +1 levels, he is joyful and impressed. He's even willing to give the likes of FRIEZA seemingly-infinite chances because of his respect for the man's power. Sure, gathering a team for a multiverse team battle royal where only the winning universe escapes deletion might have something to do with it, but it was Goku's fault the Tournament of Power is even happening in the first place.
  • Speaking of which, a few of his fellow heroes are beginning to find him to be reckless, smug, and stupid because of his role in stirring Zen'o up into starting that tournament and his absolute lack of seriousness when dealing with Zen'o or the other true deities of his universe. For example, X and Zero think he might pass for a Maverick if he was a Reploid who didn't still care about his friends or his world. Aang, who once at least held great respect for Goku as Krillin's best friend and a fellow Friend to All Living Things, now sees Goku's casual attitude to the entire situation as well as to lying to his own friends with a false bribe to get them to join his team as being somewhat horrifying. AJ Styles has nothing in particular against Goku's attitude itself but doesn't like that John Cena approves of how defiant he's being towards detractors of his unbecoming behavior as The Hero of his 'verse. Optimus is also curious and less than impressed with Goku's folly, so rather than support Universe 7, he's decided to root for Universe 3, whose God of Destruction is a machine with a Cybertron-esque home planet and whose warriors are technologically-modified cyborgs.
    • Two things occurred during the midst of the tournament which gave everyone above pause. First, it was revealed that the Tournament of Power was, in fact, the universes' fighting chance, as each universe on the chopping block would have been destroyed outright otherwise. Secondly, after a failed attempt to beat a Superman-like ultimate warrior with a Universal Spirit Bomb using his teammates' power resulted in him falling into a Singularity, he survived the only way he could — by passing through every barrier to his ultimate potential and achieving the power that the Gods of Destruction all strive to master: Autonomous Ultra Instinct.
    • It's been theorized that Sage Mode and Ultra Instinct are closely related and that his training with Naruto and Nanoha may have had a hand in helping him reach this new level.
    • Following the conclusion of, and all the revelations involving, the Tournament of Power, Aang, Optimus, AJ and X all forgave Goku his folly. Not only was it yet another example of one of Goku's miraculous gambles given the Zen'o's had planned to eradicate all eight of the weaker universes, he recruited both Frieza, who helped him make the final elimination, and Android 17, who stood alone in the ring as the champion of the tournament; furthermore, his determination and virtue influenced both of them, especially 17, who made the right wish to save the multiverse and restore all seven fallen universes with his prize opportunity. Zero, on the other hand, remains skeptical of Goku's wisdom.
  • While Goku has not forgiven Frieza for murdering Krillin, he holds an undeniable measure of respect for the tyrant for his power, determination and perseverance; next to Vegeta, he is his greatest rival. This respect and admiration, surprisingly, is quite mutual on Freeza's part, even more so after they fought side by side as Brother Warriors and saved Universe Seven from destruction in The Tournament of Power.
  • Used the Dragon Balls to obtain a Platinum Ticket to fight Rodin in one of his advanced states, becoming one of the few to ever defeat Father Rodin in his angelic state as The Infinite One. Out of those, only he took up Rodin's offer for a rematch; nobody else is up to repeat that sort of impossible challenge.
  • "No, see, I don't think of it like I'm saving the world. The fact is, it's 'cause I'm usually trying to challenge the strongest warriors I can find. But I can't bear the thought of innocents lives getting wiped out just 'cause I wanna fight the best. So I'll do what I can for them."
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    The Neuroi 

The Neuroi, Those With Destroyable Cores (Kaii, Rätsel)

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A sample of an outer shell of a Neuroi and the core itself
  • Variable rank, ranges from Demideities (Drones, Light, Medium), to Lesser Deities (Heavy, Witch-like), to Intermediate Deities (Large, Capital and Super-Heavy). Hives are somewhere between Intermediate and Greater.
  • Theme Music: Neuroi no Su he, Kyuushu
  • Symbol: A red, glowing polyhedron
  • Alignment: Chaotic Evil
  • Portfolio: Destroyable Cores, Hexagonal Structure, Regeneration, Living Polyhedron, Alien Invasion, Threw World War II-era Earth off the Loop, Taking Over Majority of Europe, Massive Amount of Lasers, Miasma, Black, Red and Belligerent, So-and-So Mechanical Lifeforms, Based on Real Aircrafts, Loud Screeches, Disappearing into Nothingness
  • Domains: Aliens, Technology, Cores, Lasers
  • Followers: Big Cores
  • Allies: Unicron (maybe), Sirius (sort of one-sided)
  • Enemies: The Strike Witches, Vic Viper, Akagi, Yamato. Really, they can be enemies with just about anyone
  • The Neuroi are a species of mechanical-like aliens which one day invaded Earth. Why they did it is bit unclear, though they seem to eat off the minerals in the ground. Either way, they took over most of Europe and have tried to take parts of other continents. This threw off the humanity off the course in the middle of World War II, forcing them to focus on defeating the alien menace, giving raise to the Witches.
  • Neuroi come in different shapes and forms, mainly aerial, each looking like a mechanical thing covered in hexagonal plating, with red plating being able to shoot lasers. They can generate destroyed parts, requiring some one to destroy their core if they have one to defeat them. This is no way an easy task, as Neuroi actively change their behaviour, tactics and designs to try different plans.
    • What might be the most sought-after form are the Witch-like Neuroi like the X-11 "Neuroi Girl", due of their appearance. However, their purpose is no other than a regular Neuroi, aside of maybe acting as a lure.
    • Some historical records seem to indicate that Neuroi existed way far back than they are known as now, as ancient monsters like dragons, the Hydra and even as Orochi. Though it would merely be symbolic of the ancient Witches fighting monsters and the Neuroi being like the monsters described in legends. That being said, the Neuroi might have come to Earth first all the way back in the times of ancient Egypt, with there being a sealed tomb hiding hordes of Neurois. There even is a giant Neuroi resembling the Sphynx, who can freeze people in place by just asking "Who are thou?".
  • Where there are many species-wide deities, most of them more or less invaded the Pantheon. The Neuroi, however, were brought here as a single core to experiment on them. As with the previous times, it failed epically. The single Neuroi core managed to cut connections to House of Technology, and then rose to the skies, taking many vehicles with it. Creating the dark cloud-like Hive above House of Technology, it unleashed a dozen of new Neuroi models based on the vehicles it absorbed, causing everyone to evacuate, allowing the Nest to feast on the House itself.
    • The Neuroi Hive above House of Technology was "defeated" when the ascended Strike Witches, alongside others like the Vic Vipers came and started defeating the Neuroi horde. However, the Hive was only driven off the actual Pantheon arena, and once it came across a massive land of nothing, it unleashed an entire armada of Neuroi to shake off the pursuers and settled there.
  • Neuroi also have the ability to bainwash humans to their side, mainly to collect info from them and to make them lead their Witch-type Neuroi. Saving a brainwashed human is rather easy, though: just tear off their clothes. Though they are more well known to try to corrupt machines and vehicles to work for their goals.
  • Since the Neuroi get their energy by feeding off the earth, they cannot move on water, making the Abyssal Fleet still the true threat of the sea. It is very unlikely the two factions will co-operate with each other, though the Neuroi might try to hijack the Abyssal Fleet.
    • Speaking of which, both Akagi and Yamato fret the day Neuroi came into the Pantheon, due the fact that both of them were Neuroified.
  • Before the formation of Grand United Alliance of Machines, only deity they seemed to get along with was Brainiac. It might have been because he tried to control them for his own plans, but it didn't seem to work that much. Not only that, but Brainiac did seem to dislike the Neuroi ruining the earth they try to conquer. After the formation of GUAM, they haven't interacted with him at all.
  • Due of them being completely machine-like, they do not fit with other species-wide deities like Daleks, Tyranids and The Flood. Even the Goo are not save, as the Neuroi do not seem to like how they try to consume everything before they can.
  • Might have a closely related cousin to mechanical alien creatures called the Alone. Though they seem to have nothing to do with The Crow.
  • There are few deities who are in "good relation" with the Neuroi. First is Unicron, who is more indifferent about them. They can do their stuff while he finishes the job. Second is Sirius who is really interested in their battles against the Witches, and likes to watch them fight. The two parties haven't actually met in person, though.
  • Bullseye and Deadshot have a bet on who can destroy a Neuroi. The bet is still going on due of them underestimating just how hard it is to get to a Neuroi's core in the first place.
  • The Crystal Gems are not particularly fond of them since they are sort of similar to Gems just instead of Hard Light bodies they instead use metallic shells. They are also keeping Steven away from them until it is confirmed that you can actually reason with them (and them not possibly exploiting someone's kindness). Especially since the last time humanity tried to communicate with them, the hive and everyone involved with it were evaporated by a much larger one.

Alternative Title(s): Power Intermediate Gods, Power Overdeities And Greater Gods, Power Lesser Gods

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