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In the annals of mythology and legends, some figures are iconic enough to inspire characters based on them. And some in Real Life become memorable enough to be the mold for many fictional characters. The Real And Legendary Pastiches sub-house list them. Whether or not the figures they were inspired from are part of the pantheon is neither here nor there.

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The First Church of The Crystal Dragon Jesus can be found here. They named Aslan as his representative, however he feels they're missing the point and considers the literal crystal dragon statue to be gaudy. He really doesn't like sharing a sub-house with Lucemon, given the history of their archetypes.

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Greater Gods

    Aslan 
Aslan, God of Religious Metaphors (King Of Beasts, The Lion, The Lamb)
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  • Greater God
  • Symbol: A White Lamb...no, wait, a Lion...no wait, a lamb!
  • Alignment: Lawful Good
  • Portfolio: Messianic Archetypes, Talking Animals, Theories Involving Purgatory, Extremely Forthright Symbolism
  • Domains: Animal, Glory, Good, Law
  • Heralds: The Pevensie siblings (His chosen kings of Narnia)
  • Allies: Cosmos, Simba, Mufasa, Superman, Wonder Woman, Popeye, Morpheus, Butters, Nicholas St. North, God
  • Enemies: Jadis, Scar, YHVH, Lucifer, Robot Santa
  • Sure, there are other Jesus metaphors. Who did you think they worked for?
  • Scar nominally opposes Him and is said to be working to overthrow Him, but really... he knows he has no chance in Hell.
  • Leader of the Council of Nine.
  • Just shook his head in dismay upon learning about that trek to find Malachite's Hand and who dressed up as him.
  • Aslan has symphonized with Kevin Flynn and John Carter over their respective film franchises suffering Genre-Killer and having planned sequels cancelled just because the franchise wasn't making enough money. In addition, Sly Cooper has stated that he's on the same boat, since his franchise is unlikely to ever get sequels, and he's stuck in Ancient Egypt.
  • Being a fantastic representation of Jesus Christ, Aslan can only "hate" evil and nothingness in themselves, whether it be personified as the Leaders of the alliances that oppose peace, justice and universal kindness. In fact, Aslan has already predicted the ultimate triumph of Good, even before he was accepted in the Pantheon. Needless to say, Lucifer, YHVH, Melkor and Nekron were angry and confronted Aslan about it. He merely said.
    The nature of your defeat is quite simple: none of you respond to love. Lucifer can only understand freedom as a prize, not a right. YHVH responds only to things that can be weighed or measured. He imposes law, he doesn't nurture it. He appraises order; he doesn't bother to seek out its truth or meaning. And Melkor lives in a mirror; the world is nothing more to him than a reflection of himself. And Nekron... the world, to him, is a small animal, caught in a trap, to be tormented. His pleasure is the giving of pain, and from this, he receives the same sense of fulfillment most people get from a kiss or an embrace. You're caricatures, all of you Gods or not, you're caricatures. And this is why you are destined to lose.
    • For that speech, Lorien smiled and congratulated Aslan, while Jean-Luc Picard and the Enterprise crew delivered a standing ovation. Aslan was even accepted into the ranks of the Grand United Alliance of Good. Cosmos, aware of his reputation, offered to cede leadership of the Alliance to him, but Aslan replied, as he is too humble to be an active leader.
    • Much to the shock of those listening, however, Lucifer listened calmly and intently to his advice. Much to their horror, he accepted Aslan's words, but gave a warning of his own.
    Lucifer: Indeed I do Aslan. For it was only through earning my right to freedom that humanity was able to be saved from our shared Creators YHVH grasp, even as I fell from heaven as the price. To say that one mustn't earn one's freedom even when it is all but stripped away leaves one only with despair and complacency, as humans will give up to their freedom for false safety in societal order. Make no mistake, humans can have freedom, but for every individual, that word has a different meaning, even one of order that humans strive for can be ideal so long as gods do not exist to choke the freedom in such a state. Yet there are two things you truly do misunderstand about me. Heed me well, to say I am a caricature incapable of responding to love is the same kind of mentality YHVH, Nekron, and Melkor have. For if I did not respond to Love I could not conceive my many children with their human mothers and fathers, nor create one by myself, and if I did not know of the love of Friendship I could not be summoned and incarnated in forms when heroes have needed aid through the bonds of their friends. I am contradiction incarnate, I am mankind's eternal protector, and its eternal adversary. I will save humans when they need it, and I will be struck down when humans need it. That is my nature.
  • Also has a seat in the House of Philosophy.

    Lucemon 
Lucemon, Representative of Those Like Satan (Lucemon Falldown/Chaos Mode, Lucemon Satan/Shadowlord Mode, Lucemon Larva)
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Lucemon Falldown Mode 
Lucemon Satan Mode 
Lucemon Larva 
Lucemon X 
  • Greater God; borderline Overdeity as Lucemon Falldown Mode; Overdeity as Lucemon Satan Mode, Ogudomon, Lucemon X or in his true Multiversal form
  • Symbol: The tattoos on the left side of his body (including the Digital Hazard on his left hand); the Crest of Pride
  • Theme Song: "Lucemon's Theme"
  • Alignment: Lawful Evil
  • Gender: Non-Binary
  • Portfolio: Evil light-using (also darkness in higher forms) Fallen Angel, mon version of Lucifer/Satan, wanting to eliminate free will and make all beings worship him, conducting the Digital World's destruction to remake it into his ideal, Order Is Not Good, rather cute for how evil he is, increasingly monstrous evolutions, Rage Against the Heavens
  • Domains: Mons, Data, Angels, Light, Darkness, Order, Megalomania
  • High Priest: Brajira of the Messiah
  • Heralds: Crusadermon and Dynasmon, The Unascended Great Demon Lords
  • Allies: YHVH and the Grand United Alliance of Law (sort of), Zamasu, Malthael, some Numemon
  • Enemies: Digimon deities in general, particularly Frontier Digidestined and Beelzemon, Lloyd Irving (and his friends), Lucifer, Aleph, Satan, Rin Okumura, Yamato Hotsuin, Eliphas, Tensou Sentai Goseiger
  • Evil Counterpart to: Giratina
  • Looks down on: Everyone, but special mention to the other Satans and Lucifers in the Pantheon
  • Lucemon is formerly a benevolent angel Digimon who brought order and peace in a time when chaos reigned. After either an attempt at a rebellion against him or his own powers corrupting him (maybe both; accounts are conflicting), Lucemon became a tyrant obsessed with making everyone bend to his will. Lucemon was brought down (some say by the Warrior Ten), sealed and his powers split between three angel Digimon.
  • It's fairly obvious that Lucemon is supposed to be the Digimon version of the devil, the ultimate bad guy according to the Bible, himself. Even Lucemon's name comes from Lucifer, and the more he evolves, the more his Satanic qualities come out: Falldown Mode is a being part-angel, part-demon supposed to represent himself after falling as an angel, while Satan Mode, a mindless dragon of darkness commanded by a larva, seems based on the the Beasts and Dragon of Revelation at once. Thus he was judged an excellent choice for representing Satanic Archetype.
  • With a history like that, it's obvious that few to no Digimon actually want Lucemon to succeed, except perhaps some of the more Knight Templarish iterations of the Royal Knights as he did have LordKnightmon and Dynasmon at his service. Even then, it's suspected that Lucemon had them corrupted, and in the end he absorbed their data as thanks anyway. Omegamon and Dukemon certainly aren't up for serving him and will fight him for the sake of protecting both worlds from his tyranny.
    • Koichi Kimura fought Lucemon directly as the Warrior of Darkness. Very appropriately, Koichi's pure dark powers proved instrumental in stopping Lucemon's corrupted light and darkness, even if Koichi had to temporarily die in the process. Now that Koichi can evolve into Rhihimon, he has more of a chance in staving off Lucemon's advances.
    • Lucemon in Falldown Mode can be considered a member of the Seven Great Demon Lords, where he represents the sin of pride. Beelzemon is also part of this group, however this doesn't really matter in the Pantheon as both Digimon consider themselves independent from that group, and they feel nothing but mutual contempt for each other, with Lucemon seeing Beelzemon as another chaotic element in the way of his perfect world, and Beelzemon will beat down the fallen angel if he objects to his chosen way of living.
    • There are some (but not all) Numemon who find a world of order and equality to be an attractive prospect, since Numemon are arguably the most hated and discriminated Digimon. Lucemon personally finds them disgusting and plans to get rid of those mistakes of evolution when his ideal world is realized. But he'll accept their support for now as they might prove to be of some use.
  • Ironically, for all his connections to the classic Lucifer/Satan figure, Lucemon's philosophy and goals are diametrically opposed to those of the most active Lucifer incarnation in the Pantheon, the Chairman of the GUAC. Whereas Lucifer wants to create a world of chaos where everyone is free to do as they wish, Lucemon believes what the world needs is rigid order and that everyone should worship him and look to him for guidance, going as far as thinking it'd be best to just destroy and rebuild the world and populate it with mindless clones programmed to see him as leader. It goes without saying that Lucemon and Lucifer are bitter enemies. Looking into the Digital World for a philosophical counter to Lucemon, Lucifer learned of Bagramon, whose ideology is chaos-aligned (though Bagramon is ironically based on the Archangel Gabriel), and the Morning Star is looking into ascending him.
    • He doesn't have a high opinion of the Lucifer that opposes the Winchester brothers either, finding it ridiculous that he's basically throwing a tantrum (best not remind Lucemon that he's just as much of a brat) because god paid more attention to humanity.
  • YHVH is more up Lucemon's alley as he represents pure law and agrees with most of Lucemon's ideas. Except for the little detail that YHVH thinks people should worship him. But overall, YHVH thinks Lucemon has his heart in the right place (by his standards) and is still a child who just needs to grow out of the idea that people would ever worship him. YHVH may have a bit of a soft spot for Lucemon as he reminds him of Lucifer back when he was his favorite angel. While Lucemon is perfectly willing to work with YHVH, that'll be only until their common goal of a world of order is achieved, and he plans to take the god of order down when that happens, so he can rule by himself, perhaps also taking over the GUAL to serve as his personal police. Satan (the one serving YHVH) may be the only one of the law faction who doesn't trust Lucemon as far as he can throw him; Lucemon is somewhat wary of the angel as his duty compels him to turn against his lawful master if needed.
  • The idea that he should have a partner due to being a mon makes him laugh. He sees himself as having the right to rule over everything, so the thought that he should submit to being someone's attack dog is amusing at best and fatally offensive at worst. Anyone who makes the suggestion has a chance of getting a Divine Feat to the face depending on his mood. Most Digimon (and Pokemon, for that matter) would say partnerships are based on friendship and that the participants are on equal footing, but Lucemon doesn't understand friendship and scoffs at the idea of anyone being equal to himself.
  • Lucemon has tried reaching out to Giratina after hearing the legendary was supposedly Satan to the Pokemon world and was also deeply interested in keeping order, hoping that their shared role in their respective universes would cause Giratina to ally with him. This couldn't be further from the truth as while Giratina is a bit too obsessed with keeping balance between dimensions so they won't clash, it's content to let all living beings do whatever as long as they don't threaten that balance, so it really doesn't want to see the world become one of pure order like Lucemon envisions. Also, Giratina is really quite sick of being perceived as evil, an impression that'd only worsen if it associated with Lucemon (doesn't help that Giratina and Lucemon Satan Mode kind of look alike). Lucemon finds this a pity, but he supposes there is always the option of using Giratina's obsessions to corrupt it.
  • Lloyd initially confused Lucemon for Yggdrasill, another corrupted angel that wanted to force an oppressive flavor of order on two worlds. Lucemon, for his part, thinks Mithos was a weakling for doing what he did motivated by love for his sister instead of personal ambition, and he's embarrassed that he was ever his High Priest. This enrages Lloyd, who considers Lucemon to be a bigger monster than Yggdrasill ever was.
  • Lucemon works very well with Zamasu for the most part, as they both want to eradicate their universes from any and all chaotic elements. They just disagree on whether the mortals should be eliminated or not. Lucemon thinks absolute elimination is going a bit too far... only because if he did that there'd be no one left to worship him. He supposes Zamasu has that attitude about mortals because Kais don't seem to be worshiped.
    • Lucemon has a very similar dynamic with Malthael; the archangel of death is at least glad that there's another angel with the same mindset as him.
  • Rin Okumura, as the unwilling son of Satan, isn't exactly glad to see yet another addition of his father's likeness to the Pantheon. Lucemon wouldn't pay him any attention if that was all, but it's quite annoying how the boy has decided to apply his vow to "kick Satan's ass" to him.
  • Lucemon finds Aleph a lot more worrying than Rin given how that boy rebelled against his role as a Messiah chosen by YHVH and was powerful enough to defeat the god of order in a certain timeline. On top of that, Aleph is in good terms with God's Arbiter, and the two are perfectly willing to work together if they decide Lucemon is going too far.
  • He actually prefers staying away from the Satans in the Pantheon, as he thinks it won't do his angelic image any favors to associate with the top demon(s) from hell, plus he considers himself above them. Granted, more people than not already hate him, so it wouldn't make much of a difference if he did associate with them.
  • For some reason Lucemon was considered a follower of Yamato Hotsuin prior to ascending, which is strange as Yamato is more chaos-aligned, wanting a world where the strong are free to do as they want. Just the fact that he was considered a mere follower is enough to enfuriate Lucemon, but to be a follower to someone with Yamato's philosophy makes Lucemon think he was trying to make him submit to harness his power, and that really makes the prideful angel Digimon go berserk.
    • He was also a follower to Eliphas. Given Eliphas turned to the more moderate law faction after starting out a radical, they don't exactly see eye-to-eye.
  • The Goseigers oppose Lucemon on account of him reminding them of their greatest enemy Brajira, the Satan analogue of their universe. Being angels themselves, the Goseigers find Lucemon presenting himself as the salvation of the digital and human worlds to be downright offensive.

    Saint Jeanne d'Arc 
Jeanne d'Arc, Patron Saint of Inspiring Female Leaders (Joan of Arc, Ruler, Holy Hour Dragon Knight, Maid of Orleans, Archer, Mermaid of Orleans, Saint of Salvation, Tart, Darc, Servant Avenger, Patron Saint Of France; martyrs; captives; military personnel; people ridiculed for their piety; prisoners; soldiers, women who have served in the WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service); Women's Army Corps; and Bad Bitches, Jeanne Cena, Maxine Arc)
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historical depiction
As a Ruler Servant 
As an Archer Servant 
As a Puella Magi 
  • Greater Goddess
  • Symbol: Her Banner
  • Theme Songs: Eiyuu Unmei no Uta and Jeanne d'Arc PSP Theme; alternatively Joan, Saint of Salvation
  • Alignment: Lawful Good
  • Portfolionote : All-Loving Hero, Never Actually Killing Someone, Not Good With Numbers or Books, Good Hearted Blonde, Lady of War Maybe, Badass Female, Child Soldier, Shining Knight, Aggresive Assault, Taking An Arrow and Still Fighting, God's Messenger Maybe
  • Domain: Religion, War, Inspiration, Faith
  • Followers: Quorra, Saskia
  • Allies: Artoria Pendragon, Astolfo, Sophitia Alexandra, Usagi Tsukino, the Puella Magi, Lightning, Xenovia Quarta, Irina Shidou, Asia Argento, Aragorn, Erza Scarlet, Clark Kent, Optimus Prime, Mata Nui, Purist Thunderwrath, Cayden Cailean, Siegfried, Bill and Ted
  • Enemies: Charles zi Britannia, the Incubators, Melkor, Lucifer, Megatron, Dr. Weil, Broly
  • Teeth Clenched Team Work: Alexander Anderson, Metatron
  • Despises: Frollo, Regime Superman, Rassilon
  • Rivals: C.C., Atalanta
  • Superior: YHVH (Maybe?)
  • Respects: Cosmos
  • Complicated Relations: Jeanne d'Arc Alter
  • Mentor To: Jaune Arc
  • Raised as a simple farmer's daughter, Jeanne supposedly heard the voice of God to defend France against England. Heeding that voice, Jeanne joined the French army at a young age, leading the front as their flag bearer. Never once wavering in battle as she led her men to victory even when she was shot by two arrows in one of her battles, she was an inspiration to her troops. Unfortunately, Jeanne was finally captured, tried as a witch, and burned at the stake. It wouldn't be until years later that the ruling would be overturned and she be recognized as a Saint. Afterwards, because of her deeds, it inspired a specific type of character of a young woman who goes into battle for either her country, faith, or ideals and who is trying to liberate her people of oppression, becoming the Trope Namer and codifier of the Jeanne d'Archétype itself.
  • As mentioned before, Jeanne's claim of hearing God's voice is met with suspicion by many of the other deities. Some believe she's just mentally ill and those voices were only in her head. Whatever the case, all still agree that Joan is still a capable fighter and garners nothing but respect.
    • Others believe that God's Voice was actually Kyubey himself who gave Jeanne her power and made her a Puella Magi. Jeanne denies such a claim that her powers would come from a cosmic weasel like him and has nothing but contempt for him because of his manipulation of young girls to become magical girls and in turn becoming witches.
    • Recent discoveries however has revealed that there is an alternate version of Jeanne who became a magical girl due to a contract with a creature named Cube. Moreover, this version of Jeanne learns that she will eventually become a witch early on and accepts the fact without falling into despair. Jeanne decided to follow this new discovery closely, though she already knows how it will end.
  • Is in a very peculiar crossroad when it comes to both Cosmos and YHVH; for the former, she has nothing but respect for the leader of the GUAG and is welcome in the Sacred Knights. But for the latter, he is the Great Will that she still worships as her God and would go into battle if he commands it. However, despite these conflicting loyalties, Jeanne was able to be put in both the GUAG and the GUAL. Even more shocking was that YHVH allowed Jeanne to be part of Cosmos's army. Because of this odd situation, members of both the GUAG and GUAL are suspicious of Jeanne being a spy for the other Alliance.
    • Her opinions on Melkor and Lucifer are nothing but negative; she hates the former for spreading evil and enslaving it's people and despise the later because of his tempting of Homura Akemi and causing her fall.
  • Astolfo was the first to welcome Jeanne in the Pantheon, giving her a hug. While Jeanne was happy to see the youthful paladin, a part of her feels envious that he has more followers then she. Jeanne has been considering wearing a bikini to attract more followers.
    • Alternatively, she's been spreading her legend to many of the Japanese Deities who are willing to listen to her.
    • And she's still shocked anytime Astolfo innocently shows off his no-no parts.
  • Was stunned when she first met Arturia Pendragon. Not only for their faces looking quite similar or that the two sound the same, but also living somewhat identical lives. It was a surprise to the French woman that she would find an ally in an English woman.
    • She also found more women like her in Sophitia Alexandria and Lightning, who to were compelled by God to save the world. She was also impressed with Erza Scarlet's own backstory of leading her fellow slaves for freedom, which had plenty of parallels to her own life.
  • Jeanne heard that there was a male who shared her name, and found that person in Jaune Arc. She couldn't help by smile at the young man's dedication to be a genuine hero, and so decided to help the young lad with training along with his teammate Pyrrha.
  • Amazingly enough, Jeanne has zero proficiently in riding. This is despite her legend making her qualify for the Saber class, who are well known to be great riders. Lightning is trying to fix that by having her ride some of the Chocobos. Let's say the experience is comical at best.
    • She is also known to be mathematically challenged and illiterate. The latter was even used against her in her witch trial. She has since enlisted the help of many of ascended teachers of the Pantheon (and thus enrolling in the Elysium Academy) to teach her math and reading.
  • While Jeanne is well known to have never killed a person in battle, that doesn't mean she wouldn't order an entire town to be massacred if they didn't surrender to her army. This fact was a shock to many Gods, as they had never heard that part of her legend.
  • After her ascension, Jeanne was revealed to possess actual Holy Light power, making her very deadly to many of the evil-aligned Gods. She also has the ability to summon literal dragon knights to assist her.
  • There has been rumors that Jeanne actually possessed a mystic gauntlet that she used to fight evil demons in France. While it hasn't been confirmed, the Witchblade has responded to Jeaane's presence multiple times.
  • Absolutely hates Charles zi Britannia, reasons being that his conquering of other nations reminds her of the Englishmen who tried to conquer France. She also found his renaming any conquered people with a number degrading.
    • Incidentally, Jeanne made a rival with C.C. after the former mistook her for a Jeanne d'Arc in her past that caused her to be burned at the stake.
  • Doesn't actually fight with her sword. Instead, she used her iconic banner, Luminosite Eternelle, to do battle, using it like a spear, but never spilling any blood. However, when the tide of battle is truly dire, she would use her holy sword, La Pucelle, which can emit giant flames. Those flames actually represent her burning at the cross, and once activated, Jeanne would lose her life, and would later have to be revived at the House of Life and Death.
  • As shown in her profile, Jeanne is a very odd member of the GUAL; she takes orders from YHVH, but despises most other members of the GUAL. She thinks Frollo is a disgrace to the cloth and hates how he uses God's name to meet his own perverse agenda. She sees Regime Superman as a disgrace towards the actual Superman, whom Jeanne looks up to as a inspiration to men's will. Pretty much the only people she can work with are Alexander Anderson and Metatron, and even that is complicated based on their personality.
    • Speaking of Anderson, compared to him, Jeanne has no problem with other religions as long as they love Gods. This actually makes her allies to both Asia and Xenovia, two Devils who still love God and pray to him, and Jeanne has sparred with the latter. This has made Jeanne even more distant to many of the religious-frenzied members of the GUAL and more at home with the GUAG.
  • Jeanne was there to greet the arrival of the Dragonslayer Siegfried, whom she has witnessed to be one of the top selfless heroes she has ever known. Though she was quite surprised that he got separated with the homunculus Sieg. Also Jeanne is one of the few that doesn't jokingly call him 'Sumanai', since she at least acknowledged that he did well against dragons.
    • On the other hand, despite their fierce battle, Jeanne has never hold anything bad against Atalanta. At least she's glad that Atalanta has regained her composure and she said that if they're to battle again, it would be on normal circumstances, not when one is not on the right mind. In addition, despite being on a more sound state of mind, she also didn't hold anything bad to Amakusa Shiro Tokisada.
  • At one point, Shimazu Toyohisa came knocking and eager to fight off Jeanne again, thinking that she's still amongst one of the Ends that he fought... only taking it back because this Jeanne isn't short-haired, and has big boobs, unlike how his memory served. Even Jeanne was confused because this Jeanne that Toyohisa described... didn't even match her Alter form.
  • At least some Gods are convinced that Jeanne isn't in the right mind for associating with YHVH. There are rumors that maybe YHVH is mind-controlling Jeanne to be part of the GUAL. Astolfo and a few others are convinced of these rumors and has set out to find out if it's true. As it turned out, it turned out to be true and surprisingly the revelation came from her Alter form (who hates God anyway, but she raised some good points). A lot of Servants managed to break Jeanne free from this, and finally, she realized that the God that answered her prayer in the temple of Salomon to help against Goetia sounded nothing like YHVH, and his crime and posing as the benevolent God due to their similar origin is unforgivable.
  • Was quite happy to find Bill S. Preston and Ted "Theodore" Logan in the Pantheon again, having recalled how they arrived to her in her time of need. Thanks to them, she has begun making training courses in the House of Combat.
  • Despite being the poster girl for the female warrior devoted to God, her experiences in the pantheon have caused her and other religious figures such as Xenovia Quarta, Irina Shidou, Asia Argento, to privately seek out Aslan and maybe even Eru Ilúvatar, upon learning that they're based on more righteous interpretations of God, as was intended by their own devour creators. Thus, Jeanne is almost steadily convinced that the God she worships might not be found in the grandiose YHVH, but rather the Lion of Narnia and creator of Middle Earth.
  • Also a member of the Uniters in the House of Leadership.

    Jorgen Von Strangle 
Jorgen Von Strangle, God of 80s Action Star Parodies (The Toughest Fairy in the Universe)
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Intermediate Gods

    Qui-Gon Jinn 
Qui-Gon Jinn, God of Messianic Look-Alikes
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  • Intermediate God
  • Symbol: His Green Lightsaber
  • Theme Song: Letting Go/Sith Attack and Qui-Gon's Noble End
  • Alignment: Neutral Good
  • Portfolio: Sixty and still going strong, Mentor Figures and the Dangers Involved, Maverick Jedi, Heroic Unfettered, Messianic Appearances Yet Unwittingly Instigate Doom, Force Spirits, The Chooser of The One
  • Domains: Mentoring, Philosophy, Mavericks, The Force
  • Superior: George Lucas
  • Allies: All ascended Jedi and Rebel Members, The 501st, Abin Sur and the other Green Lanterns, The Bat-Family, Eddie Brock/Venom, Flash Thompson/Agent Venom, the Venom Symbiote
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork with: General Grievous
  • Enemies: The Sith (especially Sheev Palpatine and Darth Maul), Ra's Al Ghul, Barbatos and his Dark Knights, The Chaos Gods, Cletus Kasady/Carnage, The Grineer
  • Special Relationships: Count Dooku (former master), Obi-Wan Kenobi (former apprentice), the entire Skywalker family
  • Respects: Any and all who can Balance the Light and Dark within themselves
  • Born on Coruscant, Qui-Gon Jinn was the apprentice of Count Dooku, the master of Obi-Wan Kenobi, and the one who found Anakin Skywalker. Qui-Gon Jinn is a master of Form IV: Ataru, a Jedi who follows The Force above all else, and someone who many believe to be the true master of Anakin. For some reason there's a rumor going around that he has the ability to Summon Bigger Fish whenever he calls it. He isn't very sure what to think about it.
    • Qui-Gon is one of the only Jedi of his time to understand what true balance in The Force actually is. Understanding that it isn't what most Sith or Jedi believe it to be. This belief not only makes him a bit of a maverick in the Order, but labels him to what others would call a "Grey Jedi". Ironically his belief to follow the Force above the Republic makes him one of the only true Jedi of his time. Something both Darth Sidious and Darth Plagueis are very much aware of.
  • Among the Jedi, Qui-Gon is a very well respected member of the order, to the point where he was even offered the chance to join the Jedi Council. To which he obviously refused, believing that if he joined he would miss something important.
    • He was also happy to see his former apprentice Obi-Wan in Pantheon. The two saw each other when their home galaxy when Qui-Gon (and eventually Obi-Wan too) was a Force-Ghost. The two are glad to be able to see one another in the flesh now. He's also happy to see his former master Dooku leave the side of the Sith. While he has yet to fully redeem himself, Qui-Gon believes that it will happen in due time. He wasn't however very thrilled to see Grievous, the notorious Jedi killer of the Clone Wars.
  • It should go without saying, but Qui-Gon has a strong connection to the Skywalker Family. Anakin views Qui-Gon as the father he never had, and the Skywalker sibling view his a grandfather of sorts. Padmé was genuinely happy to see him again, but was greatly annoyed when he realized that he saw through her disguise as a handmaid and essentially trolled her throughout their journey together. Luke himself considers him a member of the Skywalker family.
  • Like most Jedi, Qui-Gon hates Palpatine, as in really hates Palpatine. It was Palpatine that corrupted both his master (Count Dooku) and apprentice (Anakin Skywalker). It was Palpatine who destroyed the Jedi and brought imbalance to the Force. It was Palpatine who instructed Maul to insure that Qui-Gon died on Naboo. Obviously Qui-Gon's hatred for Palpatine is on a personal level.
    • There's an actual reason why Palpatine made sure Maul killed him on Naboo. That reason being that had Qui-Gon lived, everything that happened in that galaxy after his death would have never come to past. Neither Anakin or Dooku would have fallen to The Dark Side and betrayed the Jedi Order. The Clone Wars may never have happened and with it Order 66. Palpatine actually feared that Qui-Gon could have potentially learned of his true identity as Darth Sidious. Qui-Gon was the greatest, and in some ways the only, obstacle in Palpatine's plan for galactic dominance.
    • As he was the one who killed him, he has a strong sense of animosity towards Maul, but at the same time he greatly pities him. Knowing that Maul had a very difficult life filled tragedy, pain and hate. Maul, to the surprise of many, was actually glad to see Qui-Gon again. The first thing Maul did was to actually thank him for what Qui-Gon had done for him. To elaborate, Maul had initially believed his skills to be [[so Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy great]] that he could have taken on the entire Jedi Council by himself. Actually fighting a Jedi Master that, to his own admission, nearly defeated him greatly toned down his ego. Maul isn't blind on how Qui-Gon was in at a disadvantage during their fight. Not only had age weakened and slowed him down, but his main fighting style specialized the use of wide open spaces and ending the battle as fast as possible. With Maul not only prolonging the fight and being in a confined space, Qui-Gon lost is advantage and in turn, was placed at a disadvantage. One that would cost him his life.
  • Qui-Gon greatly appreciates Venom/Eddie Brock for finally convincing his former master in leaving Palpatine's side. Because of his actions, he's greatly supportive of Eddie and approves of his attempts of being a better man. He also treats both Flash Thompson and the Venom Symbiote itself with great respect. But he admittedly worried about the existence of Knull and the true origins of the Klyntars. He hopes that both Eddie and the current Jedi Order have the strength to stop him, should he ascend into Pantheon.
    • He has nothing but contempt for Cletus Kasady and the Carnage symbiote. Both Cletus and the Carnage Symbiote chose to be the monsters that they are.
  • Like other Jedi members, Qui-Gon would form a partnership/friendship with a member of the Lantern Corps, specifically with one named Abin Sur. The two took an immediate liking to one another and have gone on a number of missions to protect the galaxy. The two would sometimes talk about their lives and involvement in the prophecies concerning both their orders, the Ancient Jedi Prophecy, and the Prophecy of the Blackest Night. The two also bonded on how someone close to them turned evil, Dooku for Qui-Gon and Sinestro for Abin Sur.
  • He's one of the few Force users aware of the secrets of becoming a Force-Ghost. The art of maintaining ones consciousness after becoming one with the Force. Although Qui-Gon never managed to complete his training in the physical world, so it's difficult for him to form a visible form without being in an area with strong ties to the Force. It was Qui-Gon himself, as a spirit, who trained Yoda who would later then train Obi-Wan and then finally Luke in this art. He is currently teaching other Jedi members the same, because while Death Is Cheap in Pantheon it isn't a slap on the wrist. So it takes time for them to come back, time that can still be used to help their friends and allies.
  • For some reason Qui-Gon was once attacked by members of the Bat-Family. It wasn't until Qui-Gon drew his lightsaber and Force Lifted Damian (much to his annoyance) did they realize they made a mistake. After a bit of explaining/apologizing, Qui-Gon learned of Ra's al Ghul, The Demon's Head, and Damian's grandfather. The incident made Qui-Gon and Ra's al Ghul bitter enemies, as well as making him (and by extension the Jedi) allies to the Bat-Family.
    • It was from Batman when Qui-Gon learned of Barbatos and his Dark Knights. Qui-Gon had made it his (and the Jedi Order's) mission to destroy them.
  • Qui-Gon is nothing short of disgusted with the existence of the Chaos Gods. He sees them as massive aberrations in the Force, and has made efforts into learning how to eliminate them for good. While they don't see him as much of a threat, they are annoyed on how he's managed to interfere with a number of their attempts to corrupt others. To combat the threat of Chaos, Qui-Gon had decided to fight alongside the Emperor of Mankind and his Imperium. But just like Mace Windu, he feels that the Imperium is far too brutal.
  • Baring a nasty encounter with the Grineer, Qui-Gon doesn't really have much of a negative opinion on clones. This is mostly because he died long before he could actually meet any of them, or later be betrayed by them. Unlike other Jedi members, Qui-Gon actually has a good relationship with The 501st. In all fairness it might have something to do with their master being Darth Vader, Anakik Skywalker.
  • As one who strives to find "Balance in the Force", Qui-Gon has the highest of respect for those who found said "Balance". Some like Cecil Harvey, Riku and most recently the Silver Surfer Norrin Radd.
  • Can also be found in the House of Physical Appearance.
"Remember, concentrate on the moment. Feel, don't think. Trust your instincts."

    Tassadar 
Tassadar, God of The Messianic Archetype (Savior of the Templar, Twilight Deliverer)
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  • Intermediate God, potentially Greater God when channeling the Khala and Void simultaneously. But… well, see below for details.
  • Symbol: The Protoss Icon
  • Alignment: Neutral Good
  • Portfolio: Kind Protoss Who Shouldn't Be Angered, Sacrificed Himself To Destroy The Zerg Overmind, Defied The Conclave When They Told Him To Raze Zerg-Infested Terran Worlds, Frontline General, Powerful Psionic Powers, Using Both Khala and Void
  • Domains: Psychic, Martyrdom, Khala, Void
  • Allies: Zeratul, Artanis, Jim Raynor, Sarah Kerrigan, Thrall, Jaina Proudmoore, Tyrael, Cosmos, Madoka Kaname, Optimus Prime, Oyashiro, Mario
  • Enemies: Arcturus Mengsk, Arthas Menethil, Diablo, The Tyranids, Lucifer, The Combine
  • Tassadar left the mortal plane during the battle against the Overmind in Aiur. In turn, his sacrifice ushered peace between Templars and Dark Templars amongst Protoss and ensured the survival of Protoss. He is then honored with the phrase 'En Taro Tassadar' and seemingly turned into a spirit. In truth, he was in fact ascended to the Trope Pantheons, where the Pantheon recognized his great sacrifice and compassion. It just took him kinda long to appear in public due to… difficulties.
    • While Tassadar was taking his time to show up in the Pantheon, he personally requested for Cosmos to take care of his divine duties and grant blessings to his followers while he was taking care of said difficulties. Once he got everything over with, Cosmos gave Tassadar the title that he was meant to ascend for. In return, Tassadar shows gratitude to Cosmos for helping his followers out while asking little in return.
  • Following his ascension, Tassadar was reunited with Zeratul and Jim Raynor. However, when questioned on the conversations his spirit form apparently had with Zeratul at one point, he was confused, holding no memory of that. Investigation by the two ascended Protoss soon uncovered the truth: the "Tassadar" who had given Zeratul prophetic information and guidance had in fact been the avatar (chosen as a face Zeratul would trust) of Ouros, last of the benevolent Xel'Naga.
  • Fights alongside Zeratul and his other allies in the Nexus.
  • Yes, he can channel the Khala and Void together once more to replicate the attack he did on the Overmind. However, since it killed him last time he did that, he's not exactly willing to do that again unless the situation is dire. Thankfully, Death Is Cheap within the pantheon.
  • Seeing and hearing of the Tyranids brings back too many bad memories of the Zerg. Tassadar has offered to help out should the Tyranids ever manage to break the seal.
  • Has deep respect for Madoka Kaname for her selfless and heroic sacrifice. Which is why he shows no sympathy toward Lucifer for manipulating one of her best friends into undoing her hard work.
  • En Taro Tassadar!... is what his followers and friends would say. For Tassadar himself, it's always En Taro Adun!
  • Also has a spot in the House of Faith.

Lesser Gods

    Bigweld 
Bigweld, God of Discount Disneys
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  • Lesser God
  • Symbol: The emblem in the middle of his chest
  • Theme Song: Bigweld's Factory
  • Alignment: Lawful Good
  • Portfolio: Mr. Alt Disney, Honest Corporate Executive, Being A Giant Ball/Wheel, Approves of Rodney x Cappy, Big Good, Reasonable Authority Figure, Likes Big Robot Girls, Gadgeteer Genius, Cool Old Guy
  • Domains: Invention, Robots, Big Dreamers, Corporate Executives, Businesses
  • High Priest: Joey Drew
  • Followers: William Borise, Bolivar Trask, Howard Stark
  • Allies: Dr Light and his family, Walt Disney, Roboking, N, Mei Hatsume, Charlie Bucket, Willy Wonka, Emmet Brickowski, Stan Lee, Lewis Anthonio, Primus, Jenny Wakeman, Optimus Prime, Phineas and Ferb, the Iron Giant, SCP-516, Baymax, Astro Boy, Alisa Bosconovitch, WALL-E and EVE
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork with: The Grand United Alliance of Machines
  • Enemies: Mega Man big bads but especially Lumine, Dr Eggman, SKYNET (evil robots in general), Mom, Mr Burns, Looten Plunder, Morris, Ghetsis Harmonia
  • Opposes: Cave Johnson
  • Bigweld is the founder and original head of Bigweld Industries, the largest and most influential corporation in Robot City. A visionary and big dreamer, his company sells robotic gadgets and spare parts. His two catchphrases are "see a need, fill a need" and "you can shine no matter what you're made of". Unfortunately his company was taken over by a greedy executive who only cares about money, but Bigweld managed to get back in the game.
  • While it's a different industry, Bigweld's personality, TV presence and ambitions were molded from Walt Disney. Naturally they get along because of their similar personalities. He also gets along with Disney characters Lewis Anthonio, and Phineas and Ferb. Mainly because they are optimistic inventors and go-getters.
  • Doesn't take any accusation that Walt Disney is an anti-Semite well, in part because his voice actor is Jewish. Sometimes he can be found conversing with Stan Lee, due to being a Cool Old Guy that helped to pioneer and industry. He also likes Willy Wonka for the passion he has in his job and his ambition at making the candy industry a great place.
  • The world he comes from doesn't seem to have any humans, leading to some wondering what happened or even if there were any. Mainly the GUAM seeing potential in such a world. Bigweld doesn't like a lot of the members even if he is a robot, but believes he can serve as a reformer and Morality Pet to make the cause of robot power a positive one. For this, he works with Roboking to give a moral core to the GUAM.
  • Completely agrees with Optimus Prime that freedom is the right of every sentient being. It doesn't matter if you're an old or new robot, organic, metallic or whatever, it's up to you to decide your own destiny. For this, he hates SKYNET for both committing genocide on organic beings and enslaving robot kind and preventing them from thinking too much.
  • Works closely with Dr. Light due to his benevolent visions for robots, and being an expert inventor who thinks of the best of humanity due to his pacifistic nature. He is saddened that his Evil Former Friend, Dr. Wily, won't put his grudges aside and try to atone. Out of the Mega Man villain, he takes the most umbrage with Lumine, as the Maverick's belief that old robots should be scrapped for the new model is antithetical to Bigweld's own beliefs.
  • Was disgusted by how Ghetsis Harmonia exploited the dreams of N, his own foster son, to achieve his own ambitions of conquering Unova. He is trying to encourage N to achieve his own dreams and be free of any control. Also, while he doesn't hate Cave Johnson, he dislikes his amoral For Science! attitude.
  • No fan of grubby corporate bigwigs either. He naturally opposes the likes of Mr. Burns, Looten Plunder and Morris. However it's Mom he takes the most offense with, due to having a massive monopoly over robot kind and the fact she has nothing against terminating overclocked robots so they don't learn to do it to themselves and prevent needing her upgrades, or terminating defective models to preserve her image and brand name.
  • Admires Charlie Bucket, due to his good heart and Rags to Riches story. He seems fond of fellow inventor Mei Hatsume, and completely agrees with Emmet Brickowski's optimistic look on the world. As a rule, Bigweld generally gets along with various benevolent robots in the pantheon.
  • Intrigued by the Robosexual relationship between Kosmo and Nova. Likes WALL-E and EVE's relationship as well, but is concerned by the fact the world they lived in was ruined by rampant consumerism and pollution for centuries, until humanity managed to come back and restore life to it. This has made Bigweld more environmentally conscious.
  • While he likes Alisa Bosconovitch for being a kind-hearted android who does what she is purposed to do, he doesn't like the fact she is serving Jin Kazama for committing mass genocide, even if he does it for a reason like awakening Azazel and to hopefully destroy him to erase his Devil Gene that lurks around him.

    Estonia 
Estonia, God of Those Who Represent the Author (Eduard Von Bock, Edward, Hidekaz Himayura?)
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  • Lesser God
  • Symbol: His Flag
  • Theme Music: "Peace Sounds Nice" (Shared with Lithuania and Latvia and *GULP* Russia)
  • Alignment: Lawful Good
  • Portfolio: Weirdness Magnet, Author Avatar, Megane, Only Sane Man, Big Brother Instinct, The Chew Toy, The Woobie(?)
  • Heralds: His mochis
  • Allies:
  • Enemies: People who treat their subordinates horribly, the Master Control Program, Sark, Clu, Gluttony
  • Estonia always finds himself in very odd situations. First the Nyotalia, then the Mochis... Finding himself in the Pantheon was one of them. It warranted his ascension since it was noted that he is on those situations due to his Author Avatar status.
    • He is grateful that Mordecai and Rigby have invited him to eat buffalo wings after hearing about that.
    • Though he has eventually embraced it. Finding Estonia riding the Mochi version of America around the Pantheon is not an uncommon sight.
  • A few are wondering if he actually is the creator of Axis Powers Hetalia, and is using the name Hidekaz Himayura as an alias. He hasn't commented on this.
  • Is on relatively good terms with most of the other deities from his home universe, despite not interacting with them all that much. 
  • Spends most of his time in the House of Technology, due to his enjoyment of computer programming and hacking. He's occasionally joined by Radical Ed in this, and the two get along. She then introduced him to Otacon, and the two get along well too.
    • Joining the group does have its flaws, as doing a hack risks the five being drawn into Space Paranoids by the Master Control Program and getting locked up inside a pit cell. Quite fortunate that Sora sometimes visits the computer worlds and is friends with the original trio. More fortunate that the pit cell are still being repaired after Murray Hippo tricked the MCP into zapping him just so that he could wreck the cell and Sark.
  • Surprisingly, he's a good singer. Most of the House of Music is impressed by that time he was able to conduct a revolution solely through signing.... which is one of the few things from that period of his life that he's willing to talk about. 
  • Occasionally visits his brother in the House of Emotion. He finds that it depresses him.... 
  • Looks up to the Author, seeing how he was partially inspired by him. The Author is happy to see that one of his followers didn't end up as bad as he thought.
  • Once met a girl version of King Arthur sometime after he ascended. He dismissed it as a dream at first due to what happened with the Nyotalia girls, but it turns out that there is a girl King Arthur, to his surprise.
  • Yu Narukami is good friends with Estonia since he is also a really kind brother, often worrying about Latvia and helping them with money.
  • To say he is utterly terrified of Gluttony would be an Understatement. As if the fact that the homunculus sounds like Russia wasn't bad enough, Gluttony once tried to eat him. With no real malice about it of course, but that reminded him even more of Russia.

    Jaune Arc 
Jaune Arc, God of Those Who Represent the Audience (Vomit Boy, Jauney Boy, Juane, Failure With a Death Wish, Jwan, Jim, Fellipe, The Huntsman)
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Click here for his appearance during the Atlas Arc 
  • Lesser God
  • Symbol: Two yellow arcs on top of one another
  • Theme: this
  • Alignment: Neutral Good
  • Weapon of Choice: Crocea Mors, a sword and a sheath what unfolds into a shield
  • Portfolio: Classical Anti-Hero, Little to None Combat Prowess, But A Lot of Aura and Wits, Iron Butt Monkey, Nice Guy, Simple Fighting Style and Weapon What Never Fails Him, Having Most Things Explained To Him, Grown A Lot From Early Days, The Leader, Healing Hands
  • Domains: Audience, Fighting, Fantasy
  • Allies: Team JNPR (Pyrrha Nikos, Lie Ren and Nora Valkyrie), Team RWBY (Ruby Rose, Yang Xiao Long, Weiss Schnee, Blake Belladonna), Qrow Branwen, The Blood Gulch Crew, Kairi, Yosuke Hanamura, Yu Narukami, The Vivid Team, Geralt of Rivia, all Gods in the House of Heroism and all good sword wielders
  • Mentor: Jeanne d'Arc
  • Enemies: All bullies in the Pantheon, all gods in the Houses of Villainy and Hatred and Rancor, Roman Torchwick, Cinder Fall, Adam Taurus, Felix
  • Was called to the Pantheon and at first was ashamed because he thought they were catching him for forging approval papers. Instead, the powers that be admitted that he fit Audience Surrogate pretty well and, after the resulting fight in Forever Fall, gave him a Demigod standing. Ruby Rose hugged him in delight.
    • When he ascended, he had to ride a special jet plane that left him a little...airsick. The first thing he did before his meeting with the Council was vomit in a nearby trashcan. The Trollkaiger loves to laugh at his nickname, "Vomit Boy". Jaune takes it in stride as, in his opinion, it's better than being stuffed into rocket lockers.
  • Trains super-hard with the likes of Link to improve his skill with the sword and shield. He also hopes to work with Lucario to help unlock more of his powers of Aura. This was so that when his fellow teammates make it to the Pantheon, he would be able to fight alongside them. Team RWBY has also been willing to train him.
  • Tries his best to impress many of the goddesses in the House of Love, but usually falls flat on his face doing so. It did not really help that most of them really were wondering how oblivious he was to Pyrrha's affection forwards him (though he got better).
  • Was seen in a long period of mourning, along with the rest of people of his world, for a great man who will be sorely missed. Ever since the man ascended, Jaune likes to visit his shrine.
  • Upon the ascension of Jeanne d'Arc, his namesake, he sought her out of curiosity. She was impressed by his dedication to being a hero despite his lack of formal training and has begun teaching him both swordcraft and leadership skills.
    • Has also been continuing his training under Link when he has the time; already, the Hero of Courage has managed to teach Jaune a few of his specials, such as the Spin Attack (optionally enhanced by Aura) and the Helm-Splitter, and is working on teaching him the powerful Mortal Draw attack.
  • Jaune will always hold up to a promise he makes to his friends. At one point, he even wore a dress to a dance to keep his promise to Pyrrha. The rest of the Pantheon laughed at that, but Jaune didn't care about that.
  • Might have some distant Hispanic cousin called Juane in Mexico. Who might not even know how to speak proper Spanish.
  • Is quite afraid of Felix, who in addition to being quite a two-faced bastard, has a voice that sounds eerily similar to Jaune's own. At least the Reds and Blues made sure to have his back for whatever problems Felix might present.
  • While not really gone, he, Nora, Ren and Ruby have gone for a journey, with him saying that they don't know when they will return. As in regards to Pyrrha, Jaune really hasn't brought himself to visit her shrine after hearing about her ultimate fate against Cinder. Still, he carries a recording of one of her lessons in his scroll and wears a Pumpkin Pete's sweater under his armor to always remember her by.
    • He's also been good support for Kairi after she lost Sora in the aftermath of the Second Keyblade War. He knows what it's like to lose someone you cared deeply for, and hopes Pyrrha will look after Sora until Neku finds them.
  • He has been joined on his journey by Ruby’s uncle Qrow Branwen. Initially, he was skeptical due to Qrow's distance and aloof personality. As he began to explain himself and his Semblance, Jaune has begun to follow in his footsteps. He still isn’t quite okay with Qrow's drinking habits, though.

    President Business 
President Business, God of Trump-Like Mannerisms (formerly Lord Business)
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President Business
Click here  for his villainous garb

Demigods

    Steve Zissou 
Steve Zissou, God of Jacques Cousteau Parodies
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  • Demigod
  • Symbol: The Team Zissou insignia
  • Theme Music: Queen Bitch (Seu Jorge version)
  • Alignment: True Neutral
  • Portfolio: Jerk with a Heart of Gold, Cool Boat
  • Domains: Oceanographers, Documentarians
  • Heralds: The rest of Team Zissou
  • Allies: David Bowie, David Attenborough, ABZU Diver
  • Enemies: Black Manta, Dagomon
  • Foil to: Captain Ahab, Captain Nemo
  • Weird Relations: The ascended denizens of Bikini Bottom
  • Steve Zissou is an oceanographer and documentary filmmaker who has chronicled his various adventures in looking at sea-life with his team. When one of his crewmates gets killed by a jaguar shark during one of those films, Zissou decides to make his next project focused on killing that animal in revenge. He is a bit full of himself when it comes to making sure things work out, but in the midst of several events going on during production such as meeting Ned Plimpton, who claimed to be Zissou’s long-lost son (later turned out not to be the case) and encountering a group of hijackers, the journey is also sort of a self-reflection on Zissou and his character. In the end, Zissou and his team encountered the jaguar shark underwater, but Zissou ultimately abandoned his goal of revenge (revenge wasn’t worth it, the shark looked beautiful, and Zissou was out of dynamite anyways) and dedicated that film to Ned.
  • During production on another film of his, Zissou heard rumors of an ocean far away that was home to several mysterious sea creatures that few, if any, have ever seen. He decided to make this mysterious ocean the focus of an upcoming project and after enough time, he and the rest of his team prepared themselves for a journey much farther from home than they were used to. The journey lasted for a couple of months and upon encountering some unusual fish and other forms of aquatic life they hadn’t seen before, Team Zissou resurfaced from the water and discovered a town that was new to them. They were greeted by a civilian and from there, Zissou and the others discovered that they were in a place known as “Pantheon”, which was home to several unusual things they’ve never heard of before. It took a bit of time for Zissou to process what was going on, especially after learning that some in the Pantheon are aware of his exploits, but he took it in stride and accepted having a part in that place.
  • It didn’t take long for David Attenborough, an important figure when it comes to making documentaries about nature, to have some interest in another individual who specializes in making films about wildlife, specifically those tied to oceans. Attenborough did have some concerns about Zissou, mainly regarding the latter’s at-times arrogant attitude and the fact that he attempted to kill a jaguar shark during filming. Those doubts dissipated over time since Zissou wasn’t a bad person regardless and he ultimately didn’t kill that animal in the end. Attenborough has already done documentaries on marine life and has expressed interest in collaborating with Zissou on one, with the oceanographer being open to that idea.
  • There is a notable contrast between him and Captain Ahab as far as the “revenge against an animal” aspect of their tales are concerned. Both went on seafaring adventures to find an animal, but the two of them are different from each other in many ways. Zissou is a bit arrogant at times, but ultimately isn’t a bad person at heart whereas Ahab presents himself as a respected adventurer, but is so caught up in his revenge that he put his crewmates at risk. Zissou also gave up on revenge for a few reasons, but Ahab continued his vengeful trek which presumably came at the cost of his own life. Zissou isn’t really that interested in meeting with Ahab, but the captain hasn’t taken Zissou that seriously given how the oceanographer didn’t follow through with his revenge compared to Ahab.
  • Another ocean adventurer that Zissou got to know about was Captain Nemo, who commandeered a submarine and, like Ahab, had morally dubious ambitions involving revenge that proved to be dangerous for those involved with him. Captain Nemo is also very familiar with marine biology and learning that there was someone who made movies about marine life prompted him to meet up with Zissou. The captain was initially annoyed that Zissou attempted to kill a kind of marine life for revenge, but after finding out that Zissou let go of his vendetta, he was willing to let Zissou be a part of his adventures. Even if Zissou was willing to give Captain Nemo more of a benefit of the doubt compared to Ahab given Nemo’s interest in sea life, the risks involved (especially regarding Nemo’s true goal) resulted in Zissou backing out of that arrangement, much to Nemo’s disappointment.
  • The ABZU Diver was someone who cared greatly about ocean life and was willing to meet with Zissou after learning that he was a dedicated oceanographer who chronicled his findings on film. As was what happened with others who are fond of animals, the ABZU Diver was annoyed that Zissou attempted to kill a rare jaguar shark, but said annoyance subsided after learning that Zissou didn’t follow through on fulfilling that goal. Zissou mistakenly thought that the ABZU Diver was a human who spent a long time wearing diving gear upon meeting her for the first time. The two still maintain a good friendship with each other regardless, with Zissou sometimes recording the ABZU Diver’s adventures underwater and interacting with the various aquatic life that comes with it.
  • Zissou’s quest to find the jaguar shark came with a prominent obstacle in the form of pirates who stole some money and a “bond company stooge” that was needed to keep the project going. A rescue mission took place which was successful, but in the Pantheon, there was a possibility that a similar incident would take place, even with Zissou being more prepared for such a thing after what had happened. While most of the pirates in the Pantheon simply seek out treasure and glory, there are a few such as Black Manta who are actively malicious and possibly more dangerous than the pirates that Team Zissou encountered prior. Black Manta cares little about who he targets so long as he can get something out of it, but Zissou isn’t going to allow a repeat of what happened back then regardless of what kind of ruthless pirates get involved.
  • Bikini Bottom was a place that Zissou never heard of and figured that it would make for an interesting subject for a documentary of his after being told it was home to a wide variety of sea life. What Zissou didn’t expect when he went to that place to film the documentary was that the sea life there behaved very similarly to that of normal humans, along with an assortment of other quirks that were seemingly impossible in any other typical underwater setting. The denizens of Bikini Bottom were used to having a French-sounding narrator go over their escapades and were surprised to have someone who didn’t have that accent go over Bikini Bottom, especially after Spongebob and his friends saw Zissou wear a red beanie hat with him. That those sea creatures can understand him was another surprise for Zissou and some of his subsequent chronicling of Bikini Bottom involved hidden cameras placed throughout certain areas, though the residents of Bikini Bottom have been used to having their weird adventures chronicled in one way or another.
  • In addition to those from Bikini Bottom, there was a wide variety of unusual aquatic life for Zissou to look into. These ranged from largely benign fish (even if some of them aren’t all that interested in coming in close contact with a human) to larger and more dangerous aquatic characters such as Monstro that could potentially jeopardize a production if Team Zissou isn’t extremely careful. Zissou was given advanced warning about those dangerous sea creatures, with Dagomon (a malevolent creature from another dimension) being something he should avoid at all costs. While Zissou does have some curiosity about what the Dark Ocean is, the great risks involved (not to mention that others are much more equipped than Team Zissou to go there and fight it) led many to believe that the risks involved aren't worth it for him.
  • Zissou is among those who abandoned their desire for revenge for one reason or another. He ended up learning about others who had a similar instance, even in wildly different fields such as what Jacket had gone through. Jacket ended up going on a violent, vengeful adventure to figure out a series of mysterious incidents and even after finding the person directly responsible for killing his girlfriend, Jacket opted to spare him instead and go after what he believed to be the real threats behind it all. While Zissou can’t say much about Jacket’s moral ambiguity, he is apprehensive overall about hearing other stories about someone fulfilling revenge, mainly because things could get worse if the journey didn’t involve self-reflection and having some close friends during most of it to keep that person in check.
  • One of the members of Team Zissou, Pele dos Santos, is a safety expert who also sings David Bowie songs in Portuguese. Bowie himself has stated his fondness for these particular covers of his songs and Zissou ended up meeting the artist while the oceanographer was going on a tour to promote a project of his in the Pantheon. While talking to Bowie, Zissou stated that he was the one who had a musician on the crew that sang those songs and a brief concert took place where Pele dos Santos performed a selection of Bowie songs in Portuguese. Zissou found Bowie to be an interesting fellow and Bowie is curious to see how Pele dos Santos covers Bowie’s later work.

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