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Intermediate Gods

    Connor and Duncan MacLeod 
Connor and Duncan MacLeod, Dual Gods of the Last Man Standing

Lesser Gods

Nappa, God of Deaths Caused by Failure (Ghost Nappa, Grand Vizier Nappa, Mr. Clean, Vegeta's Dumbass Friend)

    Shadow Yamoto 
Shadow Yamoto, Goddess of Deadly Resignations
  • Theme Song: Black Orchid Headquarters Rooftop, either version
  • Lesser Goddess
  • Symbol: Her Kato-style mask
  • Alignment: Chaotic Good, originally Neutral Evil
  • Portfolio: Absolute Cleavage, The Best In Corporate Espionage, Combat Stilettos, Domino Mask, Hell-Bent for Leather, But She Cleans Up Nicely In A Qipao, She Knows Too Much, Stock Ninja Weaponry
  • Domains: Ninjas, Assassins, Corporate Espionage, Ninjitsu and Taijutsu
  • High Priest: Larcen Tyler
  • Allies: Black Orchid, Jago, Maya Fallegeros, Kenshi Takahashi, Ezio Auditore
  • Rivals: Kasumi Goto, Crimson Viper, Kitana, Liu Kang, The Spy, Lady Shiva, Elektra Natchios
  • Enemies: Quan Chi, Shinnok, Kano, Ra's al-Ghul, Talia al-Ghul, Vector of the Wolfpack, Reaper, Widowmaker
  • Mentor To: Cassandra Cain-Wayne and Damian Wayne
  • Odd Friendship: with Leifang (due to their shared love of Chinese-style dresses)
  • Scouted By: Both the Grand United Alliance of Good and the Grand United Alliance of Evil
  • No one in the Pantheon bats an eye when a crimson-colored cloud of smoke appears in the Pantheon, the deities assuming that it's either Batman or one of the deified members of the Batfamily. Kano, for his part, thought that it was his Black Dragon cohort, Tasia. Everyone was pretty damn surprised to see a Japanese woman wearing a Kato-style mask and dressed in a quipao emerge from the smoke. Shadow Yamoto has come to the Pantheon.
  • When she was a mortal, Shadow was the darling of the Black Orchid Group, a criminal organization specializing in corporate espionage and assassination. Upon discovering that she herself would be eliminated should she fail a mission for the organization, Shadow attempted to blow the whistle on the organization. However, her mentor had gotten the jump on her and shoved her off the rooftop of the Black Orchid building, falling 101 stories to her death.
    • But her death was not the end, as she found herself competing in a martial arts contest hosted by the Eternal Champion, the prize being that the winner can return moments before their death to change their fate.
    • Turns out that Quan Chi had Shadow scouted to become one of his revenants. Fortunately for Shadow, the Eternal Champion had gotten to her first. Quan Chi's second choice? Hanzo Hasashi. Quan Chi still desires her soul in his service.
    • Liu Kang and Kitana are both pissed over the fact that Shadow had cheated death by winning the Eternal Champion's tournament, believing that they both deserve a second chance at life.
  • Her arrival has caught the attention of the deified assassins and spies in the Pantheon. Shadow is no fan of Ra's al-Ghul and his daughter, Talia, a bitter rivalry going back to her days with the Black Orchid. Even though Shadow is no longer with the organization, the animosity is still present.
  • Shadow was surprised to hear that a deity shares the same name as the organization that screwed her over. Fortunately for Shadow, Black Orchid is a good guy (with both Jago and Maya vouching for her), and while Shadow is slightly wary around Orchid, the pair have become allies.
  • Shadow finds herself in the crosshairs of both Reaper and Widowmaker, after refusing to join their team. When told that refusing them could have lethal consequences on her end, Shadow merely replied, "I died once already. It's no big deal."
  • Has a soft spot for children, which surprising. Shadow finds herself playing mentor to the youngest members of the deified Batfamily, Cassandra Wayne and Damian Wayne. Shadow actually had a laugh upon discovering that Damian was Talia's daughter with Bruce Wayne and the grandson of Ra's al-Ghul.

    Shinobu Hioka/Detec Bell and Tama Inubouzaki 
Shinobu Hioka and Tama Inubouzaki, Goddesses of Secret Concealing Deaths (Tama: Tama Shinobu: Detec Bell, Bellsie, Detick Bell)
Human form
Human form 
  • Lesser Goddesses
  • Alignment: Neutral Good (Detec Bell), Lawful Evil (Tama)
  • Symbol: A bone next to a magnifying glass
  • Theme song: Tama: Peaky Wan-dafuru! (Shared with Yunael and Minael)
  • Portfolio: He Knows Too Much
  • Domains: Magic, Death, Knowledge
  • Allies:
  • Respected by: Souta Kishibe/La Pucelle (Tama)
  • Special Relationship Swim Swim (Tama)
  • Ever since she was a kid, Shinobu Hioka had loved detective fiction, so when she grew up, Shinobu took the first chance she could get to become a professional.
    • When she's not in her temple, Shinobu can frequently be found at the house of Justice, furthering her detective skills and interacting with other law enforcement deities.
  • Unlike several of the already ascended maagical girls, Tama Inubouzaki isn't particularly brave nor does she have a lot of confidence in her abilities and as such, Tama never takes any sort of leadership roles and prefers to work for others.
    • Many deities who've seen the moments leading up to Tama's death say otherwise as none of them had seen someone as cowardly as Tama kill a Big Bad before.
  • After Tama had learned Swim Swim's identity and Bell had found an in-game item that would restore everybody's memories of Clamberry, they were both quickly killed off by Swim Swim and Melville to keep their secrets from spreading before their secrets becoming common knowledge would become an issue.
    • Unlike most who were killed for learning things they shouldn't, Bell and Tama were killed by MG's they were close to.
  • Not long after ascending, Tama was surprised to find that Yunael and Minael had already ascended before her. For a while, Tama was unsure of whether to tell them about Swim Swim's identity, but after a while, Tama had the idea that if she told them about Swim Swim's identity, then Swim Swim would target them as well so she decided not to tell them.
    • Tama's current relation with Swim Swim is rather unusual as while Swim Swim was Tama's killer while she was mortal, Tama had always thought of Swim Swim as a trustworthy and kind leader since she followed in Ruler's footsteps and because of this Tama can't really bring herself to hate Swim Swim although she is much more cautious of her.
  • Detec Bell's magic allows her to talk to walls and get information from them if she kisses them which she often puts to good use when solving cases. The only catch is that the wall won't give any information that's detrimental to its owner.
    • Since her magic allows her to temporarily give life to an inanimate object, Shinobu developed a friendship with Elsa as she's able to give life to snowmen. Sometimes the two of them can be seen having 4 way conversations.
  • Tama's magic allows to her create a hole in any surface she scratches. What Tama can create holes in isn't limited to inorganic material either, allowing for many a Cruel and Unusual Death.
    • Because of her magic, Tama became fast friends with Excadrill and Yukipo as the bonded over their love of digging holes.
  • It's not uncommon to see Tama getting along well Shinobu Omiya, not only due to their shared voice, but also due to the both of them not being particularly intelligent.
  • After Shinobu told several deities of how she died, she became friends with other deities such as Kirito and Asuna and Shiroe as they too had been trapped in a video game.
  • Despite being a magical girl like them, Tama has no relation to the Inubouzaki sisters.

    Shizuku Ashuu/Weiss Winterprison 
Shizuku Ashuu, Goddess of Pointless Sacrifices (Weiss Winterprison)
Human form 


Arngrim, the God who Preferred Death Over Execution (Genius of the Battlefield)
  • Demigod (yet he can keep up with the Intermediate Gods)
  • Symbol: His sword
  • Alignment: True Neutral, develops into Neutral Good
  • Portfolio: Being Guts, Badass Normal, wearing no torso armor, BFS, Jerk with a Heart of Gold
  • Domain: Battle, Afterlife, Death
  • Allies: Lenneth Valkyrie, Hrist Valkyrie (sometimes)
  • Enemies: Lezard Valeth
  • The first thing that several gods noticed was Arngrim's eerie similarity to Guts. Some even believe they're the same person, as the two have yet to be seen together.
  • Having been an einherjar on multiple occasions, Arngrim felt that the Pantheon was similar to Valhalla in a few ways. He usually spends his time either in the House of Combat or sleeping on some stairs.
    • He has noticed that, unlike Odin, the Main House and Counsel of Gods actually don't bother to make trouble for the mortals, so Arngrim's content to just leave them alone. He's still not particularly reverent, however.
  • Some theorize that Arngrim committed suicide not only to avoid an execution, but because he's too awesome to be killed by any mortal but himself.
  • Arngrim has a colorful history, in regards to the other Valkyrie Profile gods in the Pantheon, having worked for Lenneth and Hrist, and once teaming up with Lezard. He's also fought against Hrist (with Lezard) and against Lezard (with both Valkyries, separate occasions). When asked about this, he shrugged and stated that, as a mercenary, he's used to this.
  • Arngrim is sometimes mistaken for Meowth when other people aren't listening. Arngrim rightfully cannot even grasp why.
  • Beware his Soul Crush, Final Blast. If you hear these words, stand back:

    Fred C. Dobbs 
Fred C. Dobbs, God of Death from One’s Greed

    Mother Gothel 
Mother Gothel, The Goddess Whose Age Caught Up With Her (Gothel, Eloise Gardener, The Old Witch, Grim Guardianess)
  • Demigoddess (Intermediate Goddess as the Grim Guardianess)
  • Symbol: The magic flower
  • Theme Song: Mother Knows Best (Reprise)
  • Alignment: Neutral Evil
  • Portfolio: Really 700 Years Old, Evil "Matriarch", Manipulative Bitch, Emotionally Abusive Stepmother, Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette, Vain Sorceress, Cares only for Rapunzel's hair, Wants to stay young and beautiful
  • Domains: Immortality, Rapid Aging
  • Allies: Evil Queen, Ra's Al Ghul, Ghetsis Harmonia
  • Rival: Voldemort
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Frollo
  • Enemies: Flynn Rider, Rapunzel, Maximus, Quasimodo, Sora, Sophitia Alexandra, Bryan Mills, Yang Xiao Long, Jean-Luc Picard, Worf, Izumi
  • Gothel was an old woman who discovered a magic flower which kept her young through a magic song. It was until soldiers sent by the King of Corona to find a cure for his ill pregnant Queen, when the flower was discovered and cured her. As the result, their child Rapunzel bears a golden hair which holds the magical properties of the flower. She uses the hair to replenish her youth but when she snipped it, it lost its power and she began aging. Thus, she kidnapped her and kept her in a tower for 18 years and prevented her from leaving outside until Rapunzel meet the thief Flynn Rider.
  • After she died from old age and turning into dust after Flynn cut Rapunzel's hair which removed the magic from it, she ascended to the Pantheon, although as an old womannote . Somehow, her ascension caused Rapunzel's hair to grow out again with its magical properties (well, usually it fluctuated between that state and her post-cut state, but Gothel's ascension made it permanent. Of course, she couldn't reach Rapunzel with everyone getting in her path, so she needs to seek another source for eternal youth, yet she has used to the flower for so many centuries that she want Rapunzel's hair above all else.
  • She is despised by parents as she kidnapped Rapunzel as a baby and has emotionally abused her into staying in the tower and never leaving outside. She also like to put down Rapunzel while complimenting herself and was willing to lock her away when she drops her facade. Especially Bryan Mills because if you did, he will look for you, he will find you and he will kill you.
  • She found a companion through the Evil Queen who is vain about her beauty. So much that she wanted Snow White out of the way so that she could be "the fairest of them all," much like her and Rapunzel's hair. Though she doesn't interact with Lady Tremaine much, she doesn't like her methods because it didn't serve any purpose other than making Cinderella miserable.
  • Though Frollo has hatred toward witchcraft and her goal of eternal youth would make it like witchcraft, they were a lot in common in being manipulative stepparent to their stepchild through emotional abuse and would view them as a tool. In fact, she and Frollo are married in one universe. Because of that, Quasimodo, also a friend of Rapunzel, hates her as well because of how similar she was to Frollo.
  • She actually approves of Ghetsis's methods as they both took a child and "adopt" them, raising them in a rather isolated environment and conditioned them for their own selfish purposes. They both have a different endgame, but other than that she's disturbing similar to him.
  • Do note that Gothel will use her people as a means to accomplish her goals, and so is prone to backstabbing people when it is part of her plans.
  • Her obsession with eternal youth and immortality caught the attention of Lord Voldemort who seeks immortality and the two end up forming a rivalry. According to him, only he can live forever.
  • Ra's Al Ghul noticed her on how she live for centuries through a magic flower and later through Rapunzel's hair while he survived through the Lazarus Pits which heal wounds and cure every ailments. Though it could drive a person insane if used too much, in which for Gothel, probably wouldn't make a difference.
  • Worf and Picard mistook Gothel for one of their allies Anij has ascended. Not only this isn't the case, Gothel even attempted to fool them for a way to achieve immortality. This made them hate her ever since.
  • Some thought that Gothel might have actually cared for Rapunzel at times: making Rapunzel her favorite dinner, agreeing to go on a long trip to get seashell for her paint she said for her birthday, and other things that Rapunzel genuinely love. But ultimately, her vanity and selfishness overweigh these qualities.
  • Attempted to gain knowledge on Philosopher's Stones and alchemy from Izumi as an alternate youth source. To say that it didn't go well for Gothel is an understatement. After her recovery, mentioning the words "Izumi," "Philosopher's Stone, or "housewife," cause Gothel to run screaming from the immediate area.
  • There's a rumor that Gothel was Megara, Hercules's (Disney incarnation) love interest. Neither party wants to talk about it.
  • After it is made clear that she could no longer control the princess anymore, the Organization deems that she has outlived her usefulness and transforms her into a tree-like Heartless that threatens to cage all who comes across this monster. Rapunzel, despite having learned that she is not her mother at all, couldn't help but felt pity for what she had become of her. Fortunately, with the help of Sora and Eugene, Rapunzel managed vanquish the monster free her "mother" from her state.



    Marion Crane 
Marion Crane, Goddess of Surprising Deaths (Mary Crane)
  • Theme Song: The Psycho Theme Song, much to her dismay.
  • Quasideity
  • Symbol: She insists on the '57 Ford Custom 300 Fordor that she bought when she stays at Bates Motel, but her followers instead worship a bloody shower.
  • Alignment: Formerly True Neutral, attempted to be Neutral Good but didn't succeed thanks to Norman Bates.
  • Portfolio: Anti-Hero, stealing from her company ran by a horrible boss, Heel–Face Door-Slam, staying Alone with the Psycho, Redemption Equals Death, those whose death is well-known
  • Domain: Narrative, Crime, Anti-Hero, Life and Death
  • Herald: Lila (her sister)
  • High Priest: Bernard Marx
  • Allies: Prince Zuko, Aerith Gainsborough, Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley, Kamina, Eddard Stark
  • Enemies: Norman Bates, Bernkastel, any serial killers
  • Marion was thought by the other gods to be the main characters of her world, until she took that fateful shower and got killed horrifically by Norman Bates. The fact that she is a developed character with her own conflict and character act as well as one of the first and most shocking twist in cinematic history caused the gods from the House of Life and Death to resurrect her and put her into the throne.
    • However, true to her position, her resurrection is quickly discovered to be a side effect of an exiled Jean Grey-Summers's Phoenix Force power. The gods quickly jumped to find Jean in order for her to return to her throne in the House of Life and Death while Marion was left in the dust as she doesn't have any particular power.
    • During the aftermath, Marion has a brief crisis about being shoved out of the spotlight again and is very resentful of Jean. However, after a Rousing Speech from one of her fellow gods Kamina (and a translator), Marion acknowledge that she is graceful for her position and vows to do her best to earn her throne and redemption.
  • Her temple is a weird place: Most of her followers doesn't really realize they aren't the main characters until the narrative kill them off from their world and transported there by the House of Life and Death.
  • She has a weird relationship her killer Norman Bates: While she hates him for killing her and destroy her chance to have her own story and redemption, he is the one responsible for her ascendant to godhood in the first place. However, she despises his mother Norma for being the one responsible for his insanity and problems. She took comfort by the fact that she ascended and they did not.
  • Hates Bernkastel's guts for trying to weaponize her temple through her game piece Erika and vows to keep her from using it ever again.
  • Only using bathtub whenever she goes to the bathroom for obvious reasons and made sure her door has at least two bodyguards with special powers.
  • Strikes up an unlikely friendship with Prince Zuko as he sympathizes with the fact her journey is somewhat opposites his: He achieved main character status in his universse through his redemption while she was killed off before she can achieved hers. However, she declined his offer to make a play to explore what would happen if she has escaped Norman, citing that it would make her goddesshood entirely pointless. In truth, it was because she heard warning from Aang about how much... liberty his Fire Kingdom playwrights can took.
  • Despite being told by the other gods as unnecessary, she insists on taking some sort of punishment for her crime during the time that she was mortal. They decided to enlist her into the case of a fan community that keeps harassing Harry Potter as they think he is a Decoy Protagonist and Hermione Granger is the "real" main character of the books. Marion quickly solved the case by declare that because Harry received a large amount of plot importance and character development throughout his franchise, he therefore is a true protagonist in his own right. While the case was deemed by Marion herself and the other gods as just an excuse for her to gain some sort of closure on her crime, she gained Harry, Hermione and Ron's major point for solving an annoying problem for them.
  • Befriended her fellow goddess Aerith for the fact that their death is a well-known fact of their story. She helps Aerith keeps guard of the Book of Plot Twists.
  • After ascending to the pantheon, Marion enlists Sherlock Holmes's help to see if Carmen Sandiego stole the title protagonist from her movie. The detective dismisses her case and points out that Carmen doesn't steal things that would lead to killing.
  • Is frequently seen in the House of Knowledge & Technology to catch up what she has been missing from the 60s. It's reported from the House of Narrative that her favorite invention is the home release system.

    Makoto Itou 
Makoto Itou, God of Those Killed by Jilted Lovers

    Thomas and Martha Wayne 
Thomas and Martha Wayne, Co-Gods of Origin Story Fatalities and Dead Parents (Doctor Wayne and Martha Kane, Batman and The Joker )
  • Quasideities (Demigods in the Flashpoint Timeline)
  • Symbol: The gun that ended their lives
  • Alignment: Lawful Good (Thomas), Neutral Good (Martha). Chaotic Good and Chaotic Evil in the Flashpoint timeline
  • Portfolio: Posthumous Character, Motivation for heroism, Death by Origin Story, Total Aversion of Comic Book Deaths, Dead Parents, Honest Corporate Executive, Badassery in another world
  • Domain: Wealth, Tragedy, Family
  • Allies: Bruce Wayne/Batman (their son) and the Batfamily as a whole, Alfred Pennyworth, Jor-El, Minato Namikaze, Kushina Uzumaki, Barry Allen/The Flash
  • Enemies: The Joker, Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin, Eobard Thawne/The Reverse-Flash, Looten Plunder, Mr. Burns
  • In life, the Waynes were a family of kindly philanthropists who contributed to Gotham's success. However, as everyone knows, they died at the hands of a mugger named Joe Chill. Their son Bruce dedicated the rest of his life to avenge their deaths and stop the crime that killed them, becoming the hero Batman. Their opinion on this varies, but the Wayne family is still alive and working to make the world better nonetheless.
  • They have noted a disturbing (at least to them) trend of superheroes with dead parents, which they're afraid that they somehow started:
    Thomas: "My God, is every superhero's dad/mom dead?!"
    • Their annoyance at this has only been compounded with how often it shows up in other media, like shonen manga.
  • While most agree that it was a random mugging, their reason for dying varies. Sometimes their killer Joe Chill is an assassin, sometimes he's a desperate thief and sometimes it's part of an elaborate conspiracy. This has been the case in one reality, where they fell victim to. In another reality it was Jack Napier aka The Joker who shot them.
  • Entering the Pantheon has been a boon for Bruce, who finally gets to be with his parents. However, it hasn't been the first time Batman met them after their death; when Brainiac took various timelines, it finally allowed Batman to see his father, albeit from another universe again. Too bad the Joker got him killed, like he did in another reality. He will meet his mother again, at the end of his life when he is about to be reincarnated as himself.
  • Desiring his parents to be alive again, Batman has been scrawling across the multiverse for a scenario. Unfortunately, he has only discovered two realities where they survived.
    • The first is a reality where he was the one gunned down, Thomas is a far more aggressive Batman, and his mother is the freaking JOKER. Oh, and it's a Crapsack World about to destroy itself in war. And the Flash created it by going back in time and saving his mother from being killed by his arch-nemesis the Reverse-Flash, who himself had gone back in time to kill her to begin with. This reality was revisited by Bruce and the Flash while investigating Doctor Manhattan's alteration of the DC Universe. There, Thomas and Bruce met for real, but their reunion did not last long, as the Flashpoint'' world was in its final moments. Before Bruce and the Flash returned to their world, Bruce begged Thomas to come with him, as he had become a grandfather, but Thomas told Bruce to hang the cape and cowl and be a father to Damian, the way he couldn't be for Bruce.
    • The second is a reality where Batman himself intervened across the multiverse in stopping the killing. In this case, the Bruce Wayne grew up a happy son who became Batman out of awe and gratitude to the mysterious man who saved him as a child. However, as Batman had to bend the rules of reality to make this timeline work, most say it doesn't count.
  • Thomas Wayne is a fan of masquerade balls, sometimes dressing up as "the Batman." He's not a fan of rock and roll, but his son is. And he's sick of a certain reviewer claiming otherwise.
  • They may have another son, who's usually a villain of sorts. Bane thought he might be Thomas' child from an affair, but that turned out not to be the case. Both parties are trying to pretend that never happened.
  • With their revival in the pantheon, the Waynes are forming the Generous, Opulant Philanthropist Team to fund the GUAG. They have their son, Scrooge McDuck and Iron Man join.
  • In lieu of their fate, the Waynes have also built an orphanage for the pantheon.
  • Recent rumors have circulated that the Waynes were actually a gangster family, and that only Alfred was clean in raising Bruce. No comment has come out of the pantheon yet for this information, though its accuracy is apparently in dispute.
  • Thomas became pleased that his old friend Jor-El had entered the Pantheon. The two engage in long conversations about their old lives and agreed their sons have become the best men they could ever hope to be.
  • Not so pleasing was the arrival of Eobard Thawne, the man whose murder of Barry Allen's mother created the opening for the Flashpoint timeline. Especially given that during the closing moments of that timeline, Thomas killed Thawne, though installments disagree on whether he stabbed him with a sword or shot him with a gun. He knows that kind of villain is gonna want payback somehow.

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