Dreams and Nightmares | Logic | Mentalities | Mind Control | Mind Games | Planning | Psyches | Recollection and Amnesia | Trickery | Mentalism: Other
For unknown reasons, anyone who visits this location will forget everything they've seen inside once they leave, so describing this place is quite the challenge due to the lack of witness accounts. The residents appear to be immune to this effect though, so any sort of information about this House is solely obtainable through their testimonies, which aren't always reliable due to a good number of them being amnesiacs.
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Android 21, Goddess of Identity Amnesia (Artificial Human #21, Majin Android 21, Female Researcher, Vomi, Majin Bae, Bae Android, Majin THICC-Droid, Majin Thot, Majin Boobs, Majin Rogue, Loli MILF, Vomi)
- Greater Goddess (can become an Overdeity after enough feeding or training).
- Symbol: Her lab coat.
- Theme Music: Absorb the Energy* , Good vs. Evil; Last Battle if possessed by her hunger
- Alignment: Neutral Good at heart, with a Chaotic Evil hunger.
- Domains: Memory, Hunger, Machines.
- In General: Forgot Her Memories of Being Human, Who's Both an Elderly Woman and a Young Child at the Same Time, Genuinely-Good Motherly Monstrosity with a Tragic Dream, Critically-Flawed Mashup Genetics, Sweet Tooth, Mostly Loves Macarons, Cell is Her Prototype, Ultimate Life Form, Very Endearing Girl, Heroic Sacrifice, Reincarnation.
- Her Hunger: All-Consuming Horror Hunger, Split Personality, Mad Science Gone Horribly Right, Four Eyes, Zero Soul, Extreme Omnivore, False Sweetness, The Grim Antagonist to a Lighthearted Story, Splits Off From Her Conscience, Her Own Shadow Archetype, Red and Black Eyes of Crazy.
- Her Heart's Allies
- From Dragon Ball: Android 16 (her son's duplicate), Androids 17 and 18, Krillin, Son Goku, Fat Buu, Bulma, Son Goten and Trunks, Piccolo, Vegeta, Yamcha, Son Gohan
- Others: Sailor Moon and Sailor Chibi-Moon, Barry Allen/The Flash, The HeartCatch Pretty Cures, Pikkon, Kasumi, Tomoyo Sakagami, Shanoa, Presea Combatir, Cliana Rimskaya, Jennifer Walters/She-Hulk, Edward Elric, Ajani Goldmane, Noriaki Kakyoin, Sento Kiryu/Kamen Rider Build
- To her Hunger: NONE — she wants to eat everyone, especially the strong ones
- Her Heart's Friendly Rival: Chronoa
- In General: Frieza, The Ginyu Force, Zamasu, Nappa, Alexander Anderson
- To her Heart: Medusa Gorgon, Yuuki Terumi
- To her Hunger: Her Heart and its allies, EVERYONE ELSE
- Special Relationship: Dr. Gero/Android 20 (her lover/husband as a human)
- Good Counterpart to: Cell
- Conflicting Opinion towards: Merkava, Arakune, Gluttony
- Secretly Watched by: Whis, Vatista
- Supported by: Litchi Faye Ling, Ren Amamiya
- Opposed by: Orie "Harada" Ballardiae, Lust, Father and Dante (FMA)
- Opposes: Raditz, Zonda and the Seven
- Her Heart Fears: Her Hunger, Majin Buu, Soma Yukihira, Shukuro Tsukishima, Ragyo Kiryuin, Death Phantom
- A redheaded android created by Dr. Gero, Android 21 is the first female primary antagonist in Universe 7 of the Dragon Ball multiverse, as well as the first to be both a brilliant scientist and a powerful fighter. By rebuilding Android 16, using sealing waves to block off the powers of the Z-Fighters, and forcing them to make use of a system of linked souls to revitalize their abilities, she became a serious threat to the Earth with a mysterious agenda. Ultimately, the agenda was revealed to be... a bratty teenage sweet-tooth which desired to snack on the powers of the strongest warriors in the universe, manifested in a Majin-like form.
- Among the linked souls in the system, one particular Earthling Soul had caught hers and 16's interest, and came through with several intriguing abilities that were key to solving the mystery of who she was. Through its travels, the Soul discovered that as pithy as the bratty sweet-tooth thing sounds, the truth behind it is a horrifying tale of a kind-hearted woman fighting against an all-consuming hunger as the result of a terrible experiment by a Mad Scientist.
- While Son Goku's attempt to respect her Heroic Sacrifice to stop her evil self by requesting her reincarnation instead of wishing her revival with the Dragon Balls was considered noble, the logic was still found dubious since almost everyone else who dies in battle there gets wished back, including Goku himself. Sailor Chibi Moon decided to ask her mother Sailor Moon to resurrect 21 in the Pantheon, while Ajani Goldmane petitioned for her ascension by using her lack of memory about her previous life as a trope seat, citing 21's own gag about herself being "less than ten years old" when the truth is she's probably closing in on a hundred.
- With her revival and ascension cleared, she was glad to see that 16 was already ascended along with 17 and 18, but was surprised to learn that he'd been rebuilt in the Pantheon well beforehand and his time with her became a memory upgrade to his ascended self. Still, their previous dynamic of motherly boss and loyal assistant resumed as normal. After all, her pre-LEGO Genetics human self was the mother of the son 16 was modeled after, and part of her still desires the normal family life she used to have but can't remember.
- She was extremely happy about the Android twins' performance in the Tournament of Power, especially when 17 survived his own self-destruction attack and then went on to win the tournament. Once 17 returned to the Pantheon from his cruise with his family and was met with MVP chants wherever he went, 21 started asking about it, until Yamcha told her what it meant. She started joining in and doing the chants herself.
- 21 and Cell do not get along at all, given that her existence reveals him to be little more than a Super Prototype. She was a human converted into a bio-android by Dr. Gero's machinery, most likely placed into stasis before the Cell project even began. Naturally he was pissed off to see her back in the Pantheon.
- To the surprise of quite a few people, she has NOT spoken with Dr. Gero since her ascension. While she would like some answers to clarify connection to her human past, she's still afraid that she'll somehow end up wishing she hadn't asked.
- Unfortunately Zamasu came by and forced her to confront said past, utterly mocking and tormenting her with the information that Gero's love, twisted grief for their son, and paranoia for her safety was responsible for all the devastation the Red Ribbon Androids from 13 up to herself have caused. Citing her as a prime exhibition of the destructiveness of mortals, Zamasu even pointed out that if not for the inexplicably omni-compatible Earthling Soul in the linking system, she likely would've destroyed all life on Earth and beyond — which would've made her a prime target of his absolute justice.
- This broke her spirit to the point she quietly begged for death. However, doing so allowed her hunger persona to take control and attack Zamasu madly, causing a cataclysmic "battle" in which 21 almost destroyed both their houses entirely trying to defeat and consume the Fallen Supreme Kai but could barely leave a scratch on him. Ultimately, she suddenly fell unconscious (thanks to 16 activating the sealing waves on her), and then carried out to safety by The Flash before Zamasu could kill her. Sailor Moon used her magic to both repair the damage and encourage 21's good self to fight on, allowing her heart to retake control when she came to.
- The HeartCatch Pretty Cures became curious about 21 after hearing about the help she got from Sailor Moon and Chibi Moon and decided to go visit her. She treated them to macarons she'd bought, and was very open and nice to them. Got a small kick when they noticed she sounds just like Itsuki/Cure Sunshine when speaking Japanese.
- Her conscience has also made friends with other deities who sound like her in Japanese. She's entrusted Kasumi, Shanoa, and Presea to fight to take her down if her hunger should take over and hurt innocents, while Tomoyo is steadfast in encouraging her to push through without losing herself and Rim insists she can find a way to acclimate her other self without giving into its push. However, none of them trust Medusa Gorgon, as they're well aware that the witch is trying to manipulate her into giving in to her hunger.
- Her normal self is food-tasting buddies with the good Majin Buu, often taking him to the House of Food. They primarily go for sweets, her favorites being macarons. That said, she's pretty terrified of the evil Buu. After all, Buu's berserk cells collected by Gero's computers are the source of her corrupt hunger, and much like Buu before her, the strong clash between her two personalities will end with fission. To her, the evil Buu represents her fear that even after splitting away from her, the hunger will come up again and consume her from within.
- One mystery many wondered about with 21 was the mystery of the Earthling Soul. It wasn't an artificial soul, but it worked too well and had too many natural properties to just be an ordinary human soul, so what was it and where did it come from? Most believe that someone from the Pantheon had something to do with it. Given their connection to the Door of Space-Time and the Pantheonic Time Police, Sailors Pluto and/or Chibi Moon are usually suspected according to the two working theories that got around. Some believed that Chibi Moon created the Earthling Soul using pieces of souls from Earthling deities around the Pantheon with certain abilities that ran similarly to the Soul, others think Chibi Moon and Pluto convinced the rest of the Sailor Guardians to combine all their souls into one through the power of the Sailor Crystals. Both theories have so far been proven false, but 21 has still made friends with some of the people who were named as suspects in the would-be scheme, namely Edward Elric, The Flash, She-Hulk, and Ajani Goldmane.
- Much like Merkava and Arakune, she is an intelligent creature afflicted by a crippling hunger who was once human. She pities them enough to want to support them, but is concerned as to what extent they may have chosen to embrace being monster carnivores.
- Their main chasers differ in how they take to the android: Litchi sympathizes with her plight and wants to see her cured or at least able to control it, while Orie distrusts her and would rather see her gone. Vatista, meanwhile, has literally said that she's waiting for 21 to become her problem before she decides anything. This is not being taken as a sign of trust.
- Father Anderson has declared her a threat and an abomination who needs to be destroyed. She's watching her back now in case he comes after her.
- Another similar creature, Gluttony, is more simple-minded like Buu; she and Fat Buu are trying to get him away from his cannibalistic norm, much to the consternation of his masters.
- Raditz has volunteered his services to her as an assistant for some reason. Not trusting Goku's nefarious brother, she has rejected this proposal out of hand.
- Tenchi met 21 in the House of Physical Attractiveness as she was heading to Bulma's place for one of her semi-frequent visits. Seeing the attractive redhead scientist reminded him of Washu and he'd getting a bit wistful about seeing his harem ascend. She's offered to help him out with that in any way she can. She was able to research their history and discover that Tenchi would soon marry his entire harem and at least three of them would bear his children, successfully making a case that they should join him in his temple since he was a pioneer for harem kings who would Marry Them All.
- Has been advised to stay far away from Soma Yukihira's cooking, as it's delicious enough to bring ordinary girls to orgasmic states. With her condition, one can't be too sure if food like that will satisfy her cravings or stoke her more sinister urges. Has also been advised never to get near Tsukishima or Ragyo Kiryuin because they might make attempts to rewire her missing memories for their own ends. This became further crystallized when 21 heard about Zonda and the Seven's attempt to target the Masaki house for Tenchi's divine powers, in which Tsukishima was a driving participant.
- The Sailor Guardians eventually warned her along with the rest of the Dragon Team about a dangerous lich called Death Phantom who had returned to the Pantheon, fearing that he may try to rouse her Hunger and empower it with the Malefic Black Crystal. They weren't wrong, as he attempted it several times, but she and her friends so far have been able to push him back. When they learned that the aforementioned Tsukishima's attack on the Masakis was an indirect byproduct of Death Phantom messing with his mind when they were first in the Pantheon, she understood just how deadly serious of a threat Death Phantom really is.
- An easy way to creep her out is to remind her how lustful she can get about literally eating strong guys, especially Goku, when in her mad hunger state. Terumi tried to exploit this, at which point she promptly beat him into the ground with a full course assault.
- 17 has talked about her condition with Ren Amamiya, the leader of the Phantom Thieves. Ren wonders if 21's hunger can possibly be treated like a Shadow.
- Was once introduced to Kakyoin because he's a handsome dude who shares 16's red-and-green color scheme and is apparently sweet on MILFs. They made fast friends because they're both friendly people, he seeks to be understood while she seeks to understand, she can see Hierophant Green and recognizes the Stand as a potentially handy tool should her hunger take control, and on that note they both know what it's like to have to die to stop the villain.
- Has run into fellow scientist Sento Kiryu, and the two immediately hit it off. Android 21 felt even further kinship with the young genius since he also lost his memories supposedly due to experimentation, and can't help but admire Sento's dedication to his ideals of justice regardless of the terrible circumstances that resulted in them being brought around his identity.
21: Even after knowing everything you believe in is a lie? Where do you find the strength to still have faith?Sento: Simple: it's because my belief in Love & Peace was never a lie. That is the one thing I know in this world is true.21: ...I can only hope to discover such a truth one day for myself.
- Also in the House of Personality.
Kaiba, Patron of Amnesiac Divinities (Warp)
- Greater God
- Symbol: Three circles that form an upside-down triangle
- Alignment: True Neutral leaning to Good; formerly Lawful Evil
- Portfolio: Mind Screw, Art-Style Dissonance, Amnesiac Hero, Love Redeems
- Domains: Memories, Personality
- Heralds: Neiro, Hyo-Hyo
- On Good Terms with: Klaymen, Jonas, Shadow the Hedgehog, Count Bleck & Tippi
- Enemies: The Lich (Adventure Time), Enrico Pucci, Chaos Kin
- Source of Interest for: Robert Daly
- A young man wakes up in a room with no idea of how he got there or what the world is like around him. As he explores this strange world, he discovers that memories are stored inside chips and can be transferred to different bodies and that the rich live high above the clouds (and said clouds can erase the memories of those that cross it) while the poor live below these clouds. In truth, he is known as Kaiba, named after a memory-eating plant monster and befriended by Neiro before circumstances resulted in them being separated. To make things more complicated, Kaiba is actually Warp, a godlike entity responsible for the memory transfer that is standard in his world and that others, including faulty copies of himself, are trying to usurp his position and that Warp was originally an uncaring figure before encountering Neiro. It takes Neiro (whose true memories are stored inside a creature named Hyo-Hyo due to her current memories being tampered with) helping Kaiba understand his own past related to his mother that the true Warp (aka the person she named Kaiba) is able to move past his initial malevolent personality and defeat the plant monster that was threatening the world.
- Kaiba’s entry to the Pantheon happened thanks to some unusual events that resulted in him falling from the sky and landing on the Pantheon planet. When he was first discovered lying unconscious, the people present at the time decided to bring him to a building and wait for him to wake up. Unlike the initial instance of him waking up that resulted in him running through a strange world, he was given an explanation of what this even stranger Pantheon was after others learned of what his life was like. The wider Pantheon world had an even bigger variety of methods used to examine memories beyond the memory chips that Kaiba was familiar with and while not everyone in that setting uses such things, many Pantheonic denizens still had memory eggs inside of them if something happens to them. Kaiba had already gone through a lot regarding his memories and while the chaos of the Pantheon made it less likely for him to rest, there was a sense of closure regarding his personal issues that would allow him to be better ready to handle anything that heads his way.
- In some ways, Kaiba’s journey to understand the world around him after waking up in an isolated location has some similarities to what Klaymen went through. Both were also tied to a godlike figure, with Kaiba being said godlike figure after getting his memories back, and their main adversary was a corrupted clone of themselves (though Kaiba did have some degree of arrogance in his original Warp personality compared to the affable, but slightly dimwitted Klaymen, who only had a chance of being corrupted himself via Hoborg’s crown). The respective worlds that Kaiba and Klaymen explored are strange in their own ways and Klaymen was bewildered after learning about what Kaiba went through, especially since Kaiba was originally an uncaring ruler who softened up through his relationship with Neiro and later had to deal with others looking to usurp his rule for their own ends. In spite of the extensive amount of oddities between the two regarding their adventures (and Klaymen wondering if there was something missing in his Hall of Records regarding a Quarter that specializes in memories similar to Warp despite the latter saying that such a Quarter doesn’t exist), there’s no animosity between the two and they maintain a decent friendship with each other.
- Jonas was someone who had the title of Receiver, which would allow him access to transferable memories from the Giver which contained memories of pre-Community society. While hearing about people who could manipulate memories unnerved Jonas, the fact that there was someone who not only functioned as a King of Memories but could access memories from inside a person and was responsible for a world where memories are stored in chips that can be transferred to other bodies and that if someone doesn’t have a chip when they die, they release memory eggs that either end up in outer space or stored in tanks (in addition to the aforementioned looking inside someone’s memories part) came as a shock to him. Not only that, but Kaiba used to have an uncaring personality until meeting Neiro changed him for the better and while Kaiba’s change of heart did mitigate Jonas’ concerns about him, Jonas still can’t imagine what society would be like if it was ruled over by a malevolent king with great power over memories. On his end, Kaiba does have a curiosity towards a normal person tasked with watching over memories and is willing to keep Jonas safe from harm. While Jonas appreciates Kaiba’s help, hearing about another world where memories are handled very differently compared to others was a lot for Jonas to take in.
- While the memories of those from Kaiba’s world can be manipulated, there are plenty of individuals in the Pantheon who can alter various memories without the use of a memory chip. Shukuro Tsukishima was one such person with the power to alter memories to suit his needs and learning about memory chips and memory eggs that were prevalent in Kaiba’s world fascinated him. It isn’t entirely clear how such things would end up being of use to Shukuro’s plans in the Pantheon, but Kaiba does have the tools needed to go inside someone’s mind and see if something is wrong with any memories inside. In a more general sense, brainwashing someone can heavily impact memories and in spite of Kaiba being fairly powerful, he’s as much of a target as most others, if not moreso considering his association with memories, when it comes to someone wanting to alter the minds of others for something dangerous and it is possible that people like Shukuro want to use Kaiba himself for whatever plan they have.
- Kaiba learned about other methods of altering memories, with Stands (a supernatural being present in certain deities) being one such entity that can have such powers. Rohan Kishibe was one such deity with a Stand that can look inside people’s memories, specifically through the use of Heaven’s Door where in addition to writing commands on someone’s “pages”, he can alter these pages and even tear them off, affecting someone’s memories in the process. As someone looking for an interesting story to write and draw, Rohan was more than curious about someone who was described as the king of memories and while he was tempted to use Heaven’s Door on Kaiba, he learned about the memory chips, memory eggs, and various tools that originated from the latter’s world associated with accessing the memories of someone. Rohan would learn that if he uses Heaven’s Door on someone, then the memory chip or memory eggs belonging to that person can tell that their memories would be altered. Kaiba was someone who doesn’t get too heavily involved in major conflicts, but Rohan remained intrigued by the fact that there was someone heavily associated with memories and Kaiba’s role in making transferable memories the norm in his world gave Rohan some inspiration for additional stories.
- While Kaiba at the very least doesn’t mind Rohan that much, Enrico Pucci was someone who Kaiba had plenty of concerns about, especially where controlling aspects of people are concerned. Whereas Rohan is an eccentric, but still relatively friendly individual who only uses his powers when things get dire, Pucci is able to use his Stand to extract Discs from people, affecting them in different ways (including affecting their memories) and despite putting up a friendly front, he has darker ambitions in mind. The fact that Pucci with his Stand at his most powerful was able to reset the universe via speeding up time alarmed Kaiba as it meant that it was possible for the memory chips and/or eggs present in individuals affected during such drastic shifts in time to be outright destroyed. It was one thing to literally remove memories from someone, but to alter the passage of time through drastic methods was something that could threaten Warp and his methods of memory storage as a whole. Pucci did notice that the memory chips and eggs that were discussed in the Pantheon had a bit in common with the Discs he can extract from others and considering how those chips might be used to figure out if he had any role in changing that person and that these chips can be accessed by multiple people, Pucci has modified his plans accordingly to prevent anyone from getting ahold of these items.
- Besides Kaiba, there were plenty of entities who suffered from amnesia in some capacity and went on a journey to figure out what’s going on. Of those characters, Mouse Fitzgerald was an amnesiac that Kaiba had to figure out a lot of since Fitz had repressed memories and was fighting against someone that wanted to control the world around them. Kaiba did have to fight against others looking to rule the world via overthrowing him, yet looking through Fitz’s memories only resulted in Kaiba finding a tangled web inside Fitz’s minds (and it’s likely that other deities have a similarly tangled web hiding other memories in them) and not much that could bring Fitz closer to the truth he’s seeking. Fitz noted that Kaiba could be someone who could understand a lot of the weirder events in the Pantheon and that the memory chips that are being mentioned could benefit someone depending on where they end up and surmises that things could get worse and that Kaiba will be in trouble, if someone dangerous gets ahold of specific memory chips. Despite Fitz’s cryptic wording, Kaiba has tried what he can to prevent the Pantheon from falling apart at the hands of some sort of force that is targeting Warp and his memory-based items.
- There were various clones of Warp who were made to rule in his absence should it happen, with some of the aged clones conspiring to overthrow Warp’s leadership position so that they could rule it themselves and a different clone who Kaiba ended up fighting against. As far as those officially designated as a clone of some sort in the Pantheon is concerned, Shadow the Hedgehog was someone who Kaiba was able to be friendly with. Shadow was created as a weapon by a race of malevolent aliens, only to find someone named Maria Robotnik who he cared about, losing her and later his memories, before recovering said memories so that he could fight against a dangerous villain. With Shadow continuing his adventures alongside his own group of friends, Shadow found it a little amusing that someone specialized in memories would end up losing memories of his own for a bit, but was still able to understand him considering the relatively similar circumstances despite Kaiba’s story being more confusing and strange at times.
- In his personal desire to punish anyone that wrongs him through the use of his own personal virtual reality, Robert Daly heard about Kaiba, the memory chips, and how said chips can be used to transfer someone’s memories onto someone else. While Daly is able to create copies of specific people through a single DNA sample somehow, these memory chips contain equally important aspects of an individual and Daly believes that getting access to tools that allow him to get ahold of these chips would make him even more powerful in the virtual world. Kaiba is justifiably disgusted to learn that someone would want to abuse important memory-related tools and items to live out a twisted fantasy to the point of wiping-out whatever humanity was left of victims of such. Daly actually getting to use these tools hasn’t happened yet, thanks to Kaiba and other powerful deities thwarting Daly’s efforts on a regular basis.
- Simply put, memory chips belonging to a particular person allow that person’s conscience to be put inside a different body. Kaiba would learn that the Pantheon featured different (and at times, direct) methods of taking over someone else’s body that would end with someone’s memory chip still inside their original bodies during the entire body-jacking process. The Lich was someone who can possess different bodies and considering that he intends to destroy the world around him, Kaiba is worried that The Lich could bring devastation on a much greater scale compared to the plant monster from back then and considering how much effort it would take to get rid of The Lich for good, it would require plenty of deities and not just Kaiba diving into the minds of others to figure out where The Lich would strike next. Kaiba being a king of memories comparable to a god has made him a target of the Chaos Kin, another entity that seeks the destruction of everything around itself and those who know Warp don’t want him to revert to a more destructive version of his original pre-Kaiba personality at the hands of the Chaos Kin.
- Warp was someone who could be described as an uncaring figure before being given the name Kaiba and becoming a better person through Neiro. When Kaiba was temporarily in his “Warp” personality while fighting against one of his clones, it was Neiro who helped him come to terms with his past to stop further devastation from occurring. Count Bleck, when he was once known as Lord Blumiere, fell in love with Timpani (later known as Tippi), only to turn to villainy before realizing at the end she was alive and and it was their love of each other that put an end to the destruction that was about to happen. Kaiba noticed some of the similarities between that duo’s relationship and his own relationship with Neiro and how one person from both ended up falling apart in different ways (Bleck turning to villainy and Neiro being used as a tool to fight Warp) before reconciling at the end. Like Count Bleck, Kaiba has been trying to be a good person in spite of his past actions, though Bleck and Tippi are willing to support him no matter what happens.
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Bondrewd, God of Human Resources and Remembering Ones Victims (Lord of Dawn, Bondrewd the Novel, Bonedaddy, Bonerdude, BEST DAD)
- Intermediate God
- Alignment: Blue-and-Orange Morality
- Symbol: Bondrewd's white whistle
- Portfolio: Human Resources, Reminiscing About Your Victims, Blue-and-Orange Morality, For Science!, Villain Respect, Cool Mask, Combat Tentacles, Frickin' Laser Beams, Seeing Through Another's Eyes, Body Surf, Lack of Empathy, Light Is Not Good, Graceful Loser, Draco in Leather Pants
- Domains: Science, Villainy, Memory
- Allies: Relius Clover, Cave Johnson, Sephiroth
- Opposed by: Van Hohenheim, Minato Namikaze, The House of Family
- Once a wanted man from overseas, Bondrewd was captivated by the mysteries of the Abyss and once he became a White Whistle, started living at the Idofront and dedicating all his time to looking for a way to bypass the curse of the Abyss.
- At first glance, Bondrewd seems like a nice guy devoted to science; and he is, but after spending a little time with him, any deity gets the feeling that Bondrewd's actually trying to mimic human behaviour since he himself hasn't been human for a long time.
- After spending some time with Bondrewd, many deities become disgusted with him when they learn he routinely brought children to the fifth layer with the promise that they'd be helping conquer the Abyss (Which he technically wasn't lying about) before subjecting them to the sixth layers curse.
- These days, now that Bondrewd's found a way to be unaffected by the Abyss' curse, rather than just subject children to the sixth layer's curse, he now has the skin, skeleton and all non essential organs removed before putting his children (Emphasis on his children) on loads of hallucinogens and painkillers and stuffing them into a lunchbox so they take the curse for him.
- Many evil deities don't care to remember every life they've taken. Unlike those deities, Bondrewd always makes it a point to remember the name and dreams of every child he's ever experimented on.
- Because Bondrewd's so reviled, many deities have made their to his temple to claim his head, only to find themselves unable to do much against his wide array of weapons.
- On the very rare times Bondrewd bites it, he always comes back the very next day no worse for wear, frustrating many who with he didn't.
- Because of the nature of Bondrewd's research, he's been having a hard time getting subjects to experiment on. Fortunately for Bondrewd, he's found a large contingent of mortals who love how charismatic and how devoted to his science he is and would be more than willing to be subjected to becoming a rug or Anon spilling noises for him.
- While Bondrewd's not the most popular deity, he was surprised when he found support from fellow scientists who didn't let their feelings get in the way of their experiments Relius Clover and Cave Johnson.
- Not long after ascending, Bondrewd got to work creating new Praying Hands and sending them to the other houses so he could learn about the inhabitants of those houses without having to leave his temple.
- Most of the time, the Praying Hands just walk around aimlessly and just watch other deities so most of said other deities tend to not do anything to them, unless the Praying Hands use extreme measures to fix something that Bondrewd deems a problem.
- Bondrewd developed a fast friendship with Sephiroth due not only to the spot on impressions of impressions of Bondrewd he can do, but also to their massive popularity despite their evil deeds.
- On the flipside, Bondrewd isn't on the best terms with Minato Namikaze or Van Hohenheim since neither of them can stand sounding like someone who'd use his own family for his experiments.
- The Lord of Dawn just wanted to live a normal life.
Lann and Reynn
Lann and Reynn, Twin Deities of Amnesiac Protagonist Catalysts (Mirage Keepers, Jiants from the Hills, Demon Dyad)
- Intermediate Deities, bordering on Greater depending on their Mirages
- Symbol: The patterns on their arm (left for Lann, right for Reynn)
- Theme Song: Reynn's and Lann's themes
- Alignment: Between Neutral Good and Chaotic Good (with Lann being Stupid Good half the time), formerly Chaotic Neutral
- Portfolio: Amnesiac Heroes Responsible For The Overarching Disaster In Grymoire, Inheriting Their Parents' Powers, Markings On Their Arm, Boke and Tsukkomi Routine, Pals With Enna Kros (a.k.a. Alexander), Occasionally Breaking the Fourth Wall, Unwitting Pawn, Screwing Things Up Twice, Former Smug Super, Evil Is Not a Toy, Technically Prince and Princess, Heroic Sacrifice (Twice In Lann's Case), Actually Nicer People Post-Amnesia
- Lann: Bare-Fisted Monk, Butt-Monkey, Idiot Hero, Gosh Dang It to Heck!, Hot-Blooded, Malaproper, Hairstyle Reminiscent Of That Of Roxas and Ventus, "What the honk?!", Super Mode, 11th-Hour Superpower
- Reynn: Wields One Knife In Combat, Straight Man, Not So Above It All, Hartman Hips, Women Are Wiser, Afraid Of Ghosts And Creepy Supernaturals, Set Right What Once Went Wrong, Ripple-Effect-Proof Memory
- Domain(s): Twins, Summoning, Disaster
- Heralds: Rorrik and Lusse Farna (their parents)
- High Priest: The Nameless One
- Followers: Justine, Chip, Sarah, Trace Legacy
- Final Fantasy characters: Warrior of Light, Refia, Rydia, Shiva, Bartz Klauser, Heroes of the World of Balance (particularly Terra, Edgar, and Celes), Cloud Strife, Tifa Lockhart, Squall Leonhart, Vivi Ornitier, Tidus, Yuna, Lightning Farron, Snow Villiers, Firion, Cecil Harvey, Balthier, Serah Farron, Noctis
- Others (Both): Sora, Roxas and Ventus (especially Lann)
- Enemies: All non-redeemed Final Fantasy villains, the Grand United Alliances of Destruction and Machines, the Heartless
- Reynn: The Dahaka
- Friendly Enemy: Gilgamesh
- Oppose: Most vampires (both), speedy taunters (Reynn only)
- Amnesia is a convenient narrative tool. It can make one forget many things, like lessons learned, something awesome they did, dying moments after being revived, ages long past that they've lived, a first meeting, their birthday, something traumatic… or that they're responsible for the crisis at hand that they're tasked with solving, such as these two. Lann and Reynn are fraternal twins who live in a place called Nine Wood Hills, living a seemingly normal life until Enna Kros' presence, and the glaring fact that literally nobody else existed in their town made it clear that something was up. With the help of a white fox-like creature named Tama, she and Enna reminded the twins of them being Mirage Keepers, masters of powerful, living illusions known as Mirages, and of a world called Grymoire, which is populated by smallfolk called Lilikins, and is currently under attack by an evil army known as the Bahamutian Federation, led by Brandelis.
- However, several days into the adventure, near the first end, it's revealed that the twins were responsible for Brandelis entering Grymoire in the first place; as it was known, Lann and Reynn used to be incredibly powerful Mirage Keepers, but what wasn't known until later was that they were irresponsible, reckless, and inadvertently summoned Brandelis using their adopted sister Hauyn as a power source (not that they knew that), enabling two of his lieutenants Pellinore and Segwarides to possess their parents Lusse Farne and Rorrik, and wreak havoc on Grymoire. They also stripped Lann and Reynn of their Mirages as they tried to take them on, forcing the twins to flee. As for how Lann and Reynn ended up where they were at the start of the story, Lusse used the weapons that Rorrik created to seal Brandelis in a pocket dimension (that the twins ended up inadvertently opening). Lusse then managed to use Rorrik's powers in combination with her own to create a Fake Nine Wood Hills in a last ditch effort to save Lann and Reynn after getting taken over by Pellinore and Segwarides. Rorrick's powers however weren't used correctly, so Nine Wood Hills was basically ended up being just a pocket world removed from time's flow with just Lann and Reynn existing in it. Due to the haphazard way of their transfer, the twins' memories were unceremoniously spliced away, and they entered a state of trance, wherein they pretend at broken lives within their broken world. At least before the beginning of the story occurred.
- The twins arrived in the Pantheon after the True End of their story. The last thing they remembered was sacrificing themselves to correct their mistake of letting Brandelis loose. Sometime during that, they managed to break away from him and ended up lost in the void. During their cruise, they came across a portal and—lacking any reliable means of locomotion in space—they crossed it, and found themselves in a new dimension before they were spat out and into the House of Narrative. As for the deal with the post-game, the Lann and Reynn that return are prismarium-copies/Champions now under Hauyn, and are split off from the real deal. As for Future Lann in the final ending, he's a byproduct of a Sequel Hook unlikely to come to pass. And technically speaking, the Lann and Reynn in the Pantheon are split off from the real deal as well, whose fates are still unknown.
- And just to make sure they have someone to help keep them in line since Tama and Serafie are still at Grymoire with Hauyn now, the Court of the Gods decided to bring in their parents Back from the Dead, and a tearful reunion was had. Now, Lussa and Rorrik are technically retired, but are teaching their children how to more properly use their powers, making up for lost time, their own failure as parents, and their failure to discipline their children from Day 1, which led to Lann and Reynn becoming entitled jerks before they accidentally summoned Brandelis. Their temple resembles Nine Bean Coffee, a little store that Lann used to work in during his and Reynn's amnesiac state before they realized the true nature of the Nine Wood Hills they were at. This also comes with an entrance to a version of their room back in Nine Wood Hills. Presently, they, their parents, and some of their Mirages operate it, though they're getting help from the House of Food to keep it going.
- Applies to both:
- Despite tossing over their Mirages to Hauyn before their Heroic Sacrifice, Lann and Reynn found themselves reunited with all their collected Mirages plus a couple more, being copies of the ones they've collected plus whatever Hauyn found in the post-game. They've also been notified that there are no more Mirages they can collect in the Pantheon, which they weren't sure was either a disappointment or if it was for the best, given how poorly they managed theirs last time. Lann and Reynn are able to switch between two forms at will; Jiant (which is just regular human-size), and Lilikin (chibi-size and knee-high). The term can get confusing since actual giant-sized entities exist in the Pantheon. And neither form is significantly any stronger or weaker than the other; size and looks are the only difference. It also got them in trouble once during an encounter with Rena Ryuugu upon seeing them in Lilikin form first, and her attempting to abduct them both, reaching and grabbing Lann first before running off while Reynn chased her. But when the sister shifted back to Jiant form, then told Lann to do the same, she immediately got pissed and was ready to pick a fight with them despite how outclassed she is before Keiichi and the Sonozaki twins clarified the situation to everybody involved, bringing Rena back to her senses.
- In combat, aside from fists and a short blade respectively (which can be used to channel an element for elemental damage), Lann and Reynn Stack Mirages on top of their heads (or/and Stack themselves on bigger Mirages depending on their current sizes), combining their vitality and unlocking certain spells and techniques depending on the components, but also sharing their weaknesses, which put them at risk of getting Unstacked. In that state, the twins and their Mirages are weaker individually, but can all act on their own accord. They can also summon XL-size Mega Mirages separately, though have to shift to Lilikin form and dismiss their current Stacks. Technically, the twins don't actually have to be part of the Stack they make, and can use three Mirages instead, but their really powerful assets (Champion Medals, Mirajewels, summoning Mega Mirages) make such a thing mostly impractical. Also, they've never really re-learned how to control more than 6 Mirages at a time, so there's no separate Mirage Stacks plus their own Stacks. And before one worries about the ethics of how the Mirages are imprismed, Prisms hold a miniature world inside that act like comfortable environments. Given the way the twins battle, parallels have been drawn between them and Pokémon Trainers (in terms of collection), Demon Tamers (in that they fight alongside their Mons), and that their Mirage Transfiguration is closer to Digivolution.
- It's not known if the twins can make stacks with anything other than Mirages. When this was pointed out, Lann now wonders if Stacking himself on top of a giant robot is possible. Reynn reminded him that it's not just strengths that are shared, but weaknesses too, and that may not be good for the robot (or its pilot). And while they're able to Stack really well with Mirages, it's not certain that others can maintain such balance the same way. The twins do more than just battle with their Mirages, though; they're also used to negotiate obstacles like weights, obstructions, and gaps. They used to rely on symbols patented by Enna Kros, but since she isn't here, the twins now have to rely on their own intuition instead. They also possess Mirajewels, which confer abilities when equipped and are extracted from Mirages Lann and Reynn possess.
- Back in Grymoire, whenever the twins bite the dust, Tama turns back time to before the battle (and only battles) that wipes them out (and only covers them) takes place. In here, the Houses of Life and Death cover their revival, and there are no time travel shenanigans for the twins specifically anymore. And without Serafie around (or at least the Serafie that aided them), the twins' Mirage Storage System is managed by a special computer in their temple, a la Pokémon Storage System. And just like it, this system is also accessible from certain other computers. Thanks to Neon Tsukiyumi a.k.a. the Girl Who Forgot Her Name, they can still summon Champions from Grymoire using their corresponding Champion Medals. Or use Champion Jewels to turn into said champions temporarily (though have to be in Lilikin form first, and have to match the user's gender, so no gender bending allowed). Mega Mirages cannot be called out in this state.
- Naturally, as Final Fantasy characters, Lann and Reynn got their chances to meet the "Jiant" counterparts of those in Grymoire, as well as their companions. For the most part, minus the villains naturally, they got along with all of the heroes and their allies. While they haven't technically met any versions of the villains in Grymoire (besides Sephiroth, technically), they've come to despise them in the Pantheon as well, most of all Kefka due to his role in Terra's life (as well as his psychopathic mania and nihilism). The twins' bond to them also prevents Mirages from being stolen by others, just like how they've failed to imprism Mirages beholden to another Keeper. And while there are no more Mirages to imprism, the twins still have some spare eldboxes, which might be able to capture other machines in the Pantheon, though catching singular deities is naturally not allowed. After some testing, it's found out that those from groups like Null Sector, SKYNET's Terminators (except the ones who've tangled with the Connors), and Gray Mann's, Dr. Wily's, and Dr. Eggman's robots are fair game. Those captured have become loyal to the Mirage Keepers and now follow the same rules as other eldbox-captured machines. One of the machines they already have is a Magitek Armor (though only for Lilikin size), one for each of the two.
- As for how exactly a Mirage Keeper's powers work, well… this should give a lengthy sum-up (endgame spoilers ahead). But basically, their powers are not like those of a summoner's. They come from the combination of two other kinds of people; a Breaker (who has the power to bend or "break" the laws of the world), and an Architect (has the ability to create something from nothing, in a sense), which Lusse Farne and Rorrik were. Rorrik created special Knives Lusse (and Reynn) use, which have the power to subdue a Mirage, as well as the Prismariums which can contain them. Lusse used these tools to control the Mirages by creating worlds in the Prismariums to house them. Lann and Reynn inherited both of these powers to different degrees (Lann has more Architect power while Reynn leans towards Breaker), and unlike their parents, who had to cooperate to achieve results, the twins had no such restrictions, and lacked both sense of responsibility and proper upbringing.
- Given their title, Lann and Reynn get a massive amount of flak for just about reaching the crown prize of being among the absolute worst JRPG protagonists in history. Oh sure, there are other protagonists that screw up on occasion, or fail to stop the villain from doing something heinous to the world, or are outright evil, but it's hard to come up with any that are so singularly incompetent as these two (well, there's only one who's far, far worse). They acted like complete immature brats (that they think they have things under control when they're clearly in over their heads), invited Brandelis into their world, sealed away their "friend" for trying to talk sense into them, got their parents possessed, opened up the villain's portal again allowing him to bring in the Cogna, proceeded to then get their parents and friend killed, and Lann's "Heroic Sacrifice" in the first go-around… solved absolutely nothing. At the very least, unlike "that other idiot", they had lost memories and being strung along by roughly three different factions as excuses.
- They oppose the GUAs of Destruction and Machines, as well as the Heartless, for being reminiscent of the Cogna that invaded Grymoire (and being the type of foe that would stop at nothing until every last world within their reach is destroyed). The latter GUA have it a bit more personal given all the machines the twins have stolen and turned into Mirages. Basically, any multiversal conqueror by default is their enemy, not that that's hard. Now that they remember their colossal screw-up from last time (which Hauyn actually had a hand in before second-guessing too late), they want to ensure no one else repeats such a mistake ever again. Unfortunately, the way they lost their memories means it's impossible to just recover them because they didn't simply forget them; they were outright removed.
- When it comes to holding Gil (read: money), Reynn is the one in charge and keeps it away from Lann. They also dislike vampires, given Reynn got briefly turned into one, and Lann slayed the Vampire Prime that infected her and so many others. When it comes to rewards programs run by governments, it reminds the twins of the Civic Rank system the Bahamutian Federation employed to keep its citizens in line. It was also reminiscent of cults. And them putting "worthy" ones into a Lotus-Eater Machine to be harvested for energy has also driven them to dislike the Machine Collective.
- Exclusive to Lann:
- Has been compared to Fighter McWarrior, given that they tend to be really dumb about most things, yet really smart about others. And things got stupid when Fighter proposed the two stacking together with his Armoire of Invincibility just to see how well it can work out. Unfortunately, the fact that the Armoire is a piece of furniture, no matter how magical it is, means it cannot be included in a Stack. With the exception of certain stupid decisions, Lann has uncanny threat assessment skills and never picked fights he couldn't win. When asked about the first Murkrift Mirage he stupidly challenged that ended in Tama forcing back the clock to reverse their deaths, he has no real good excuse for that.
- Thanks to the restoration of (some of) their memories, Lann has one more trick up his sleeve: to create an Imprism around a target, even if they're not Mirages. Human-sized targets like Hauyn pre-amnesia are just fine, and he can temporarily use the powers of those sealed within such crystal cages similar to a Mirage. But with bigger targets, such as Brandelis, he morphs his gauntlet into a massive, mechanical arm that starts at his shoulder and extends as long as he is tall◊. However, if he doesn't concentrate enough, he runs the risk of sealing himself along with his target. Reynn saw the consequences of that first-hand and doesn't want Lann to resort to that again. Not without a calmer mind first: with that, he can encase just the head of a target, and if Reynn is there to rein in the power, they can forge a nested cage to ensure that its victim cannot move or escape its confines. Outside forces however can still shatter the Imprism, such as it tipping over from a strong enough tempest of wind.
- Exclusive to Reynn:
- When she gets upset, Reynn goes on educational rants and spouts random trivia. She also tends to call put Lann on doing certain stupid things or ponder about their current course of action… without even offering or thinking of any alternative ideas, which a lot of people give her flak for. At least her brother is just an idiot, whereas she's supposed to guide him yet doesn't. On top of being terrified of ghosts, she also loathes those who taunt people with their agility, given her grievances with the Cactuar Conductor spooking her once when they reached the Eclipsed Region.
- Due to her refusal to accept the consequences of her and Lann's go-about the first time that ended with their family dead, Lann sealed with Brandelis, her a broken shell in the Nine Wood Hills outside of time, Cogna still on the loose on Grymoire, and Tamamohime making a deal with her to turn back time for a second chance at the cost of all of her 9 lives, the Dahaka opposes Reynn; reasonings don't matter to him. The fact that time gets tangled with again just to get Tama back after her temporal sacrifice makes it worse. As such, she was soon informed of others who were given a second chance in their timeline, such as Timmy Turner and Yuno Gasai, though Reynn doesn't like either due to the former's shortsightedness with his wishes that reminds her of Lann somewhat, and the latter having done plenty of terrible things for the sake of her "loved one". While Gasai has toned down since then, she's still frightening. In addition, she has dranw attention from the Pantheonic Time Police, Max Walker, Marty McFly, and Doc Brown, who have used Time Travel to Set Right What Once Went Wrong, even without the sin of being the cause of the fault.
Ashildr, Goddess Of Immortality-Induced Amnesia (Me, Lady Sherade, Ash El Dir, Alys, the Knightmare, the Hybrid)
- Lesser Goddess
- Symbol: Her amulet
- Theme Song: Immortal/A Hybrid
- Alignment: True Neutral
- Portfolio: Infinite Lifespan, Finite Memory, a mix of Who Wants to Live Forever? and Living Forever Is Awesome, Broken Bird, Shifting Morality, Lasting Until The Natural End of Time, Outliving One's Offspring, Initially Stopped Caring And Became Desensitized But Was Proved Otherwise, Anti-Villain turned Wild Card, Last Surviving Viking, And Human For That Matter, Doesn't Have To Be Invincible, She's Superb, Renaissance Woman, Karma Houdini because Earn Your Happy Ending, Break the Haughty
- Domains: Immortals, Forgetfulness, Cynicism, Tragedy, Regret
- Complicated relationship with: The Doctor, Clara Oswald
- Interests: The Emperor of Mankind, George R.R Martin
- Interested in: Norse gods like Odin
- Allies: Arya Stark, Sans, Hob Gadling, Dr Henry Morgan, Van Hohenheim, Connor and Duncan MacLeod, Clara Oswald, Flowey
- On speaking terms with: The Phantom Stranger, Jack Harkness, Asgore Dreemur and Toriel
- Enemies: Her evil counterparts below (though sometimes she and Vandal are amiable), The Dalek Empire (duh), Voldemort, Tenebrae, Szilard Quates, Cersei Lannister, Walder Frey, the Kurgan
- Evil Counterparts: Porky Minch, Vandal Savage
- Ashildr was once a Viking girl from the 9th century. Her village was invaded by the Mire, which led to her death. However the 12th Doctor saw hope in their repair kit, which she used to revive Ashildr. However the consequence was making her The Ageless and immune to disease. Ashildr was still human, which meant she had a human memory span. Eventually she had to record down information about her life to recall it, and being functionally immortal distanced herself from humanity. She would come to simply call herself "Me", as she was the only constant she could count on.
- Her relationship with the Doctor is quite fraught, though it's on the 12th Doctor; the two had trust issues after their 17th century adventure, and an altercation over protecting her community led to him being absolutely furious that she both caused Clara's death and the events of "Heaven Sent"...though it's complicated by the Doctor making himself forget about Clara, only to fully remember near the end of his incarnation. This animosity isn't really there for the previous incarnations, though what they've learned before time corrects itself by them unremembering it leads to some hesitance.
- Despite being responsible for her death, she and Clara parted on relatively good terms. So long as they eventually return so she can be returned to her death, the two are able to adventure. If the Ashildr in the pantheon is from their adventures or afterwards is unknown.
- Ashildr is in running for the oldest deities in the pantheon, which is quite a feat considering she can still be killed or die in a violent accident, and she isn't a Physical God or Humanoid Abomination who predates the universe. More specifically she lived from the 9th century to the end of the universe, only surviving because she took a TARDIS. At that point, as far as she knows she was the only form of life in the universe. The Pantheonic Time Police is keeping track of her so they can limit the paradoxes potentially created by an infinite lifespan, finite memory and access to time travel.
- With a lifespan estimated to be in the 14 digit range, Me is likely even more of a Time Abyss than Porky Minch. Porky doesn't know how old he has since he doesn't have the lifespan of the universe as a metric; abuse of time travel is tricky like that. What can be said is that much to her exasperation the last Viking can see some of herself in the guy; their unnaturally long lifespan has stunted their growth. After tragedies like Outliving One's Offspring Ashildr was hardened into a sociopath, though not completely as she came to realize she still cared about people. Porky's development was wholly stunted, though it was still questionable even before. Ashildr considers him a warning for the likes of her, however she does hold some pity for what he became and his ultimate fate.
- Another character who competes for Ashildr in the "oldest being in the pantheon" is Marvin the Paranoid Android, who also lived all the way to the end of the universe. However for all the melancholy that comes with her very long life, she regards Marvin as appallingly depressing even before he became a Time Abyss. She was interested in his friend Arthur Dent, though that's mainly interest in his interaction with Thor. It was a long time ago for her, but Me is still the last surviving Viking and the Norse gods were her gods. She's particuarly interested in meeting the real Odin, not the Mire pretending to be him.
- Some immortals seem determined to make the gift of an unlimited lifespan a curse for others. Their dynamic with Ashildr is typically one of animosity, even if she isn't all that heroic herself. Mainly it's down to them representing what Ashildr's personal fears of what her immortality could've turned her into.
- Voldemort demonstrated sociopathic tendencies from a young age, but he was considered Beyond Redemption when he created his first horcrux for immortality. Though Ashildr eventually gained a care for humanity, any potential Riddle may have has been ground into the dust. And while Ashildr's view to death is "neutral-somewhat cautious" Voldemort is absolutely mortified of it. However he is entirely self-centered and considers any other immortal an affront to his ego and safety. The fact "a mere muggle from the Dark Ages" because The Ageless is infuritating for him; he at least takes some comfort his can let him live through violent death, but "Me" doesn't think it's worth it.
- If Voldemort wasn't born evil, Tenebrae certainly was. A psychopath only concerned with power and enjoyment of eternal life, he regards Ashildr as little more than an obstacle. Szilard Quates holds a different opinion; Ashildr is useful for him...as memory fodder. While she has The Fog of Ages, Szilard theorizes that those memories could be restored with his alchemical knowledge and the pantheon's resources. Then he could transform her into the kind of immortal he could feast from, getting more of a memory fix than anyone else. Naturally Ashildr wants nothing to do with either of them.
- Compared to the above immortals, there are times where she and Vandal Savage are capable of being civil. Mainly when he's depicted as being affable like his Young Justice (2010) incarnation. Having been around for so long the urbane side of Vandal enjoys talking with her about their experiences and aloofment when it comes to immortal. Vandal can even sympathize with her losing her children in his Young Justice incarnation. Other incarnations like his Post-Crisis self don't have that civility and Ashildr regards him as totally barbaric, which is honestly generous. In general Ashildr fears that Vandal is what she might've become if her morality gave way to ambition.
- She has a fair bit of melancholy regarding her immortality, so she will sometimes try and comfort Dr Henry Morgan over his immortality angst. However she isn't fully immortal and could end it if she wanted; ultimately she still wants to stick around after getting used to it. Her feelings about her life aren't too different from Hob Gadling. Another immortal Me likes to hang out with is Van Hohenheim, who has experienced the regrets of eternal life yet by the time he was rendered mortal and about to pass came to appreciate his own life again.
- It is rumored she may be an ancestor of Arya Stark, since they look alike. While she wouldn't know how their universes could coincide with one another, Ashildr wouldn't be surprised. Beyond just looks she's somewhat fond of Arya for her spunk, and ability to weather tragedy. Some believe that regardless of any relation a part of her might be projecting the daughter she lost long ago. George R.R Martin was intrigued by Me upon learning of her story, regarding her life as a compelling narrative. Contrasting this introspection Cersei and Walder have a more basic view on her; they're reminded of Arya and hate her for it. For Cersei her declining sanity and increasing paranoia led her to associate the two. For Walder he wants to get catharsis by attacking someone like Arya. The immortal thinks little of this, beyond Walder being an unpleasant Dirty Old Man.
- Casting doubts on Arya being a descendant is the fact that her children died young of the bubonic plague. Considering it's the only children she recorded having, there's still a chance she has living descendants from the children she purposefully didn't remember for whatever tragic reason. She is easily able to relate to the Dreemur for this, even noting a different degree of painfulness for them give their ageleness ceases as long as their child lives. Hearing that Flowey was a flawed reincarnation of their son, she went off search of him. The two soon found a bond in that their newfound existence had hardened their heart, however the two ultimately overcome this and grew into better people. She is among the confidants allowed to know of Flowey's Heel–Face Turn.
- Sans isn't immortal per say, but his world weariness and partial awareness his reality is fictional plays into why he's apathetic and cynical. Despite this he remains a positive force, which is something Ashildr respects. The two have been known to come together and discuss their experiences. Occasionally they are joined by the Phantom Stranger, though he seems to be there more out of understanding their personal world weariness than a full-on friendship.
- It is currently unknown if she and Jack Harkness have ever met, and unless she still has a recording of their meeting she wouldn't know herself. The two of them being in the Trope Pantheon is the first time they are known to have met, and they can often be seen conversing about their condition, life story and experience with the Doctor. It's be a stretch to call them friends, though. Some also believe that she's met Connor and Duncan MacLeod but forgot. The two met up with Ashildr and talked about their experiences, bonding about their trauma from such a long life. Me was sorry for the additional baggage they have in having to fight other immortals until there's only one. She agrees with them the Kurgan doesn't deserve to be that one, as even at her worst she was never as much of a violent psychopath as him.
Jackson Nathaniel "Jax" Teller, God of Wanting to be Remembered by his Sins (Jackie Boy, Handsome Jack, The Prince, The King, Pres.)
- Lesser God
- Symbol: The SAMCRO Logo
- Theme Song: This Life
- Alignment: True Neutral with Lawful Neutral Aspirations, later slips into Neutral Evil
- Portfolio: Badass Biker, Anti-Hero steadily falling into Anti-Villain and Ultimately into Villain Protagonist, Byronic Hero, Genuinely Polite before Becoming Ruthless, Death Glare, Tranquil Fury, Sheer Enmity Against Clay, Loves a Good Fight, Taking over Leadership of SAMCRO which Corrupts Him, Utterly Relentless and Brutal, Prioritizing Revenge Before his Club's Needs, Love Makes You Evil, Protective of his Sons, Abel and Thomas, Mr. Fanservice, Best Friends with Opie whose Death heavily Damaged Him, Committing Unforgivable Actions and Becoming what he Opposed, Choosing to Die being Unworthy of being a good Person or Father, Driven to Suicide, Having a Sad End
- Domains: Anarchy, Outlaws, Bikers, Clubs, Pragmatism, Family, Fatherhood, Reformation, Revenge
- Heralds: The rest of SAMCRO (particularly Filip "Chibs" Telford, Alexander "Tig" Trager, Robert "Bobby" Munson and Harry "Opie" Winston)
- Allies: Bryan Mills, Nagato, Obito Uchiha, Carl Clover, Akame, Night Raid, Jason Todd, Roxas, Scorpion, Darth Vader, Frank Castle, John Wick
- Partner: Beelzemon
- Enemies: Ethan Roark Junior, Ethan Roark Senior, The Slavers, Relius Clover, Nicky Cavella, Esdeath, Prime Minister Honest, Trevor Philips
- Respected By: Lucifer (One-sided on his End)
- Complicated Relationship: The House of Family
- Pitied By: The House of Friendship and Love and Affection
- Opposes: Rapists, Gun Traders, Generally Anyone who is Disloyal Regardless of Morality
- Opposed By: The House of Justice
- Additional Relationship: AJ Styles
- A member of the Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle Club Redwood Original (SAMCRO) and the son of one of the First 9 who founded said club (John Teller), Jax had aspirations of wanting to become the president of the club in the hopes of reforming the anarchic organization in a more benevolent and safe direction after obtaining a notebook from his late father. However, he soon began to alternate between this and wanting to leave the club to provide a good future for his lover, Tara, and his son, Abel, from another relationship. This became escalated when Jax's stepfather, Clay Morrow, refused to allow Jax to pursue his goals, and finally reached its peak when Jax realized Clay was the one who killed his father for the position of President. Even when Jax became president, he had to witness several tragic events unfold that affected him, his family, friends and close associates.
- The death of his best friend Opie mentally twisted Jax into becoming more brutal and aggressive on his work, but it was Tara's murder that finally broke him. Giving into self-serving vengeance, Jax lashed out against several who were accused, going as far as to cross lines his subordinates wouldn't think about until he found out his mother Gemma was the one who killed his wife. After killing his mother and clearing up loose ends to ensure SAMCRO is removed from guns trading, Jax came to the realization that he is irredeemable and that he will never be a good father for his sons. He gave his position of president to Chibs and gave his sons away to his ex-wife Wendy and fellow associate Nero Padilla before choosing to commit suicide by colliding into a truck, content with the fact that he will be remembered infamously and hated by his sons in the future, all to ensure they don't become associated with SAMCRO.
- Jax's entrance in the Pantheon wasn't how he expected it to be. He was held up and suddenly taken to the Court of the Gods to talk about SAMCRO, his experiences and his overall actions. Jax stated that he now wants nothing to do with SAMCRO, having given up his leadership to Chibs, but overall, he had no idea what to pursue, now that he fulfilled everything he wanted to do before dying. When the Court stated that Jax was a good parent overall, Jax stated that the acts he committed during leadership render him unsuitable to that praise. The Court agreed that he did commit certain deeds that a child should never want to learn from a parent, but maintained their position due to his positive intents and his contrition.
- Jax received probation from the Court. While he gets to have independence, he is to be monitored and checked up every now and then to make sure Jax doesn't descend into darkness once again. Jax is uneasy about his situation, though he understands that considering what he did, he wasn't going to be let off easily anyway.
- During a motorcycle trek, Jax passed through Beelzemon and felt surprised by his appearance. The Digimon took to noticing Jax and confronted him. Beelzemon questioned Jax about what he was doing and his interest in bikes, to which Jax replied that he was the head of a outlaw anarchy club before telling him what he went through before entering the Pantheon. Beelzemon was surprised, considering how he felt he was unforgivable for killing Leomon and causing more damage than he ever wanted to amount, sympathizing with Jax over his ordeals. Jax stated that he doesn't mind being pitied, but doesn't expect forgiveness. Despite their depressing conversation, the two bonded over their outlaw-like style and motif, with Jax deciding to enlist a formal partnership with the redeemed Lord of Gluttony.
- The partnership of Jax and Beelzemon was noticed by the Gods and were bought over for a talk. Seeing as Beelzemon was a redeemed Digimon who is still pursuing his own personal atonement, he stated that he would like to align himself with the former SAMCRO president so that he could find personal company whilst bettering himself as an individual. While this hasn't changed Jax's probation, the Court are willing to allow Jax and Beelzemon to remain a duo. This was also supported by the fact that the Pantheon is full of strong adversaries which Jax wouldn't be able to combat on his own, whereupon he would need Beelzemon's assistance.
- Jax's reputation in the Pantheon is rather complicated. There are those, particularly in the House of Law and Justice who dislike him for disregarding the law and even getting help from corrupt cops during his mortal life. Similarly, there are those who understand what Jax had went through that drove him into villainy and sympathize with him. Its how he was able to become surprising friends with Pain and Obito, who know exactly why Tara's death incredibly warped his mind. That said, Jax declined their offer of joining their new organization, stating that as a man on probation, it would look bad on him, which the two former Akatsuki members conceded on.
- He has an even wonkier relationship with the House of Family and Relatives. They've registered that Jax was a loving and caring father, but have pointed out that his actions led to more trouble, which eventually led to Tara's death and Jax killing his mother after finding out she committed the murder. Jax hasn't argued about it and has stated that he's fine with his sons hating him in the future. The House of Family decided on a non-aggression pact with Jax as despite his actions later in his life, he does manage to uphold his standards at the end of the day. Through all this commotion though, Jax became well-acquainted with Darth Vader who often hangs out with the former SAMCRO president during spare times.
- Due to his actions, Jax can be relatable with the House of Crime and Transgressions, though he doesn't really spend much time in it. That said, he has decided on a voluntary check-up on certain individuals, considering as outlaws, Jax would act as a vigilante at times.
- Despises Ethan Roark Junior with a passion. Jax has made it clear time and again that he is not hesitant in gunning him down the moment they meet. Given Jax is a father and Roark is a shameless pedophile, most Pantheon residents feel that Jax is justified in his hate. He also extends this feeling towards his father, Roark Senior due to him being a Corrupt Politician, which Ja has dealt with beforehand. He also dislikes The Slavers as he feels their unethical attitude and remorseless behavior makes them utter disgraces in the name of crime.
- Because he acts on a moral code and sets restrictions to himself to ensure safety and preventing unwanted damage, Jax immediately disliked Trevor Philips due to his overly chaotic nature. There's also the fact that he killed Johnny Klebitz, a former biker club member, though Jax is rather apathetic about Klebitz as he wasn't really loyal. Despite his distaste for him, Jax does begrudgingly respect Trevor's views on loyalty towards others.
- Jax has a cordial relationship with Frank Castle and Jason Todd, despite himself being a criminal. Castle can relate in the sense that both were family men who were driven to darkness by uncontrollable circumstances. Jason likes Jax's pragmatic approach to settling conflicts and for trying not to involve innocent lives in crossfires. Jax will often provide intel to Frank and Jason when it comes to taking on unethical criminals, especially Ethan, The Slavers and Nicky Cavella.
- Because of how many of his closest friends and allies died due to unforgiving circumstances and how their deaths led Jax into becoming more darker and brutal, he is very hesitant when he comes close to the House of Friendship. The Friendship Houses's residents felt pitiful for Jax as his friendship towards his family and club members, especially Opie, was very genuine and why Jax maintained a very strict sense of loyalty. This is also extended towards the House of Love and Affection after hearing events relating to Jax's wife, Tara.
- Despite his probation, Jax will occasionally be allowed to carry out vigilante work as some of his actions did benefit his mortal hometown of Charming, California, plus Jax is known to uphold some standards. That said, he still needs be monitored in case he slips. Jax is okay with it, now that he has Frank and Jason to work with. He's also signed a deal with Akame and Night Raid in combating against Esdeath and Prime Minister Honest. Its one of those occasions where Jax is going to be really relying on Beelzemon, but it'll work out for them.
- Was praised by Lucifer who stated that his tenacity, willingness to change his club to a better direction and his reputation all can be a valuable promotion if Jax joined the Grand United Alliance of Chaos. He declined, to Lucifer's disappointment, saying that while he is partners with Beelzemon, he isn't serving a higher body, plus he is has stated being in probation means reflecting on what he wants to do in the Pantheon.
- Jax met AJ Styles when he was returning from a probation check from the Court of the Gods. AJ seemed to like Jax for his attitude and for the fact that he looked like he could belong in the Bullet Club. Jax respected the gesture, but politely declined, stating that he'd rather wait until his probation ends. That said, AJ does occasionally meet up with Jax for a quick hang-out, with Jax even getting to be quite amicable with Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson.
- Outside of reflecting on his life and the occasional vigilante work, Jax is thinking about setting up a motorcycle department in the House of Travel as a means of earning for himself once his probation ends. Though he is unpopular admittedly due to isolating himself out of shame, Beelzemon has opened up to helping him out should he need it.
- "I'm sorry that the family I was given has created such chaos in the family I've chosen. I hope you know I love you all very much."
Cephalon Ordis, God of Laser-Guided Amnesia (Ordis, Ordan Karris, The Beast of Bones)
- Lesser God
- Symbol: Himself, or more accurately his cracked hexahedron interface.
- Alignment: Neutral Good
- Portfolio: The Orbiter's Cephalon, Quite crazy at times, Comedic Sociopathy, Servile Snarker, Voice with an Internet Connection, Very loyal to his Operator, Bad sense of humor, Blood Knight even back then, Was Once a Man, Shell-Shocked Veteran, Bungled Murder-Suicide, The Beast of Bones, Punished with Immortality
- Domains: AI, Glitches, Mood switching, Amnesia, Dark Pasts, Warriors, Murder Suicides
- Allies: The Tenno, Repliforce, Bastion, Optimus Prime, The Sephirot/Patron Librarians, Jenny Wakemen, Bladewolf, Honoka Mitsui, ICEY
- Enemies: The Grineer, The Infested, The Corpus, The Flood, Amon, SKYNET, Omega, SHODAN, Samaritan, The Eliksni, Teseo, Sombra, Cruella De Vil, any evil machinery in the Grand United Alliance of Machines
- Opposes: Dr. Borous
- Pities: The Meta
- A relic of the now ancient Orokin Era, Ordis is a Cephalon that assists the Tenno in their operations to bring peace and balance in the Origin System, though time has not been kind to this AI of light and memory. While damaged due to being raided for resources by the Grineer, he still remains a faithful ally to the void wielding warriors. That being said, the degradation and isolation did little wonders to his mental state and frequently lapses in a less than pleasant character before switching back. He takes a more supportive role while the Tenno are in the thick of the fighting, but his role is nonetheless important. Beneath that undying subservience, however, lies a dark past not unlike the wickness underneath the Orokin’s golden splendor.
- He originally was a living human being going by the name of Ordan Karris and worked for the Orokin as a vicious warrior. Traumatized from his experiences as a brutal mercenary, he came to the horrible realization that those in the lower class are nothing more than pawns for his masters to trample as they pleased. He intended to gain their trust and get close enough to the “Golden Gods” and kill as many as he could before he perished. Instead of being met with death, however, the once famed warrior had his soul sucked out of his body and made a prisoner of the glass - in other words, he was transformed into a Cephalon as an example. Now known as Ordis, he was refitted to assist his Tenno Operator during the Old War until the fall of the Orokin and the freezing of the Tenno. He managed to uncover his past in the meantime and was beyond horrified at what he found that he pondered suicide, but chose not to go through with it and tried to wipe his memories instead (with limited success) and wait for his Operator’s return.
- Ordis ascended at the behest of his Operator and while doesn’t quite buy the Pantheon’s godhood he was still very glad that he could assist his Operator along with the rest of the Tenno in their exploits within the Pantheon due to the Court of Gods having sympathy for the old Cephalon's background. Ordis’ mood since he was notified that their enemies within the Origin System had also managed to secure their own places in the Pantheon and gained a significant foothold. While the likes of the Grineer, the Corpus, and the Infested have gained allies to help and assist them, they also earned a number of their own rivals and enemies who seek to topple them and subvert their influences. It did genuinely bring a metaphorical smile to his face, and he wishes to see them slaughtered for himself, but greeting the Operator takes priority. His devotion to his Operator is why he isn't all that present around his temple. It's more or less just a place where you could interact with the Cephalon directly that's reminiscent of the Orbiter, minus the Infested tissue growing inside. Whether he actually greets any visitors is another story, however.
- Holds distaste towards malevolent AI due to his history with the Sentients, both in the Old War and after their resurfacing in the Origin System. SKYNET in particular is one that Ordis loathes since it was also hellbent on destroying humanity, even utilizing outright time travel to ensure their destruction in the dark future and is willing to stab others in the back if need be. Ordis wasn't happy to hear that it was a Councilor of a Alliance of Machines, many of whom are generally villainous and hold a similar disregard for life. He hates Abusive Precursors as well since he served under the Orokin back when they still ruled. Amon is reprehensible enough with his goals of the universe's destruction, nevermind the fact he's also a Eldritch Abomination. There's also the Flood, who shares many traits with Infested right down to its ability to corrupt beyond organics as is with the case with Cephalon Jordas.
- On the opposite side of the spectrum, Ordis sees the Repliforce and Optimus Prime as pretty noble in their goals for freedom from persecution, even if the former's didn't go so well originally. He honestly wished those like them were around back then. The same can be said for Bladewolf as well, being under Desperado's orders at the time before turning over to the side of good after being cut up and rebuilt. Ordis thinks he should have kept the heat knives and chainsaw tail. He'd be happy to help improve it with some mods with the approval of his Operator.
- Still manages to be mostly kind despite everything he has been through. While his past is suppressed, he hasn’t quite come to terms with it aside from rejecting it outright. To him "truth only sinks the heart" and is more than willing to live in blissful ignorance if it means being happy and not being able to hurt his Operator. His status as a human-turned-AI and troubles regarding his previous life has allowed him to connect with the Sephirot/Patron Librarians, who were also once humans before being converted into artificial intelligences following their deaths (and later, humanoid entities composed of Light). While they get along well, many of them aren’t too sure about him fragmenting his past memories. Malkuth and Hokma are the most vocal about such concerns, the former believing it's better the face it outright while the latter comments on accepting the past as it is to move towards the future. Aside from the two Sephirot, he also has something of a kindred spirit between him and Gebura given her past as a legendary Fixer who used her strength to protect other people. While she became troubled in her second life, she did eventually come to terms with her wrath. Ordis hasn’t commented on it, but envies the three for properly facing their issues while at the same time deep down he does appreciate the concern
- Jenny Wakemen once confronted Ordis on his relationship with the Operator since she has heard it's akin to slavery. The Cephalon was a bit miffed, considering his loyalty, and defended his position. While he exists to serve the Operator, their bonds are genuine and being under their rule hasn't stopped him from disobeying them such as when he went after Suda to save her from Hunhow. Granted, he ended up being captured himself, but it was a valiant effort and he ended up helping the Operator when they came to help save them both. After patching things up, Ordis did recognize the good intentions Jenny had and decided to become allies and help one another in their time of need. The old Cephalon is quite baffled at how much stuff she can store herself and theorizes if it's the work of another dimension.
- One good way to get on Ordis’ bad side is to mess with his technology seeing as how the Grineer raiding his ship is partially at fault for his current state. He despises many of the Eliksni for this very reason, getting very enthusiastic when the Tenno engage with them, and is more cautious around Mithrax and his group when they come around. Teseo and Sombra, being hackers, are also people Ordis hates since they can disrupt with their know-how. The former in particular is able to outright warp reality thanks to his Septima, Hack the Planet. Another is to show a disregard for his Operator’s well-being as his current relationship with Cephalon Simaris has shown. He used to idolize the Cephalon but ever since he revealed his callousness they haven’t got along since, even after the incident with Hunhow.
- It’s not something he wishes to admit, but he has been fond of Kubrows ever since his Operator decided to go out and raise one, even rebuilding an incubator and fetching an egg from the wild. Not that he didn't have any concerns at first, but he did eventually come around after seeing one watch. Since coming to the Pantheon, this love extends to various other types of canines. It's also for this very reason he isn’t very fond of Dr. Borous and Cruella De Vil for their cruelty towards them.
- Was once targeted by the Meta due it's insatiable hunger for power through AI. The Meta didn't go after Ordis again because before taking him meant fighting Operator, one that the Meta lost. Though still bitter at him for this attempt at assimilation, part of him sympathizes with the mute since it wasn't his fault he turned out what he is today. For that reason, Ordis directed his anger towards Sigma for using the former-Freelancer as his glorified attack dog. On the other end, neither the Meta or Sigma are willing to give up on adding Ordis to the latter’s collective and are biding their time.
- His devotion to the Operator is no secret to anyone, and he got along with Honoka Mitsui after hearing about her genetic loyalty towards Tatsuya seeing it not too different from his own. Seeing her affinity with light gave him an idea: On his downtime he'd sometimes go out and help her with illusions and light magic, a bit inspired from the Mirage Warframe. While the first attempt at Mirage's Prism ability didn't go so well, progress has been made. The House of Combat's denizens would rather not talk about the "disco ball of doom" incident.
- "I am Ordis, ship Cephalon, a shadow of my former self."
Rintarou Okabe, God of Memory Retention (Labmem 001, Okarin, Hououin Kyouma, Anarchy Incarnate)
- Theme Song: Hacking to the Gate
- Lesser God
- Alignment: Neutral Good (likes pretending to be Chaotic Neutral)
- Symbol: His cellphone
- Portfolio: Self-proclaimed Mad Scientists, demanding others to call him Houoin Kyouma, keeping memories throughout all timelines, Giver of Lame Names, Obfuscating Insanity, Intending to save his Childhood Friend and Love Interest and never giving up
- Domains: Time, Technology, Knowledge
- Heralds: The Future Gadget Lab, ''especially'' Makise Kurisu.
- Allies: The Doctor, Future Trunks, Sarah Connor and Kyle Reese, the T-850, Doctor Emmett Brown, Marty McFly, Space Dandy, Noire, Mahiro Yasaka, Ryotaro Nagami/Kamen Rider Den-O
- Odd Friendship with: Black★Rock Shooter
- Enemies: SKYNET, Big Brother, BnL
- Pities: Homura Akemi
- Made his grand entrance by screaming "I AM MAD SCIENTIST!" out loud to the masses of the Pantheon. Most had no idea what he was talking about, but those who recognized him knew that he was the one who prevented a future dystopia ruled by SERN and World War III. They were the ones who awarded him with a divine title.
- Okabe's claims to fame are the various time travel devices he's invented. Among them are the d-mail, a text message able to be sent to the past, and the Time Leap Machine, which allows him to travel back in time. He's able to use the latter with little repercussion because of an ability he has called Reading Steiner, which allows Okabe to retain his memories throughout any timeline he travels to.
- To prevent something like a dystopian future from happening for any universe, Okabe to decided to strike an alliance with gods like the Doctor and Future Trunks. To his surprise, he was approached by the likes of Kyle Reese and Sarah Connor to help them fight SKYNET, after hearing that he became a rebel leader in a future world line. Okabe is reluctant to help them, but will ultimately fight for the greater good.
- Is in collaboration with Doc Brown and Ryotaro Nagami to make a cooler-looking time machine. While he's eager to work with them, he can't help feeling tense around their time machines. Mostly because he saw his friend die at the mercy of a car and train, the former many times.
- Has several of his Future Gadget Lab devices out on display in his temple, but his Time Leap Machine remains the most popular. He's disappointed however, that most people just use it to microwave bananas.
- Became friends with Dandy of all people after finding out that he's able to retain some of his memories throughout various universes, similar to his own Reading Steiner. Okabe later found out that he sounds like Dr. Gel when he tries to speak in English, though Dandy has has no idea what he's talking about.
- While he can't speak for Homura, he feels like he can sympathize with her. He knows that it's hell to travel back in time over and over just to save one's best friend/Love Interest, and he's heard that her experiences are a lot worse than his.
- Even in the Pantheon, he insists that people call him Houoin Kyouma. Most people laugh off his demands, much to his chagrin.
- Was confused when he heard Noire talk, thinking that she sounded really similar to Kurisu. In response, he jokingly called her "Assistant". Much to his surprise, she reacted as if she was called that before. She found a lot of things similar to MAGES. in him, and the two quickly became friends.
- Now officially recognized as the Top Time Traveler.
- "El Psy
Shūkurō Tsukishima, God of Fake Memories (Shu, Bookman, Facebook)
- Lesser God
- Symbol: Bookmark.
- Theme Song: Incantation Part C (Opus 1), Snakes of Despair
- Alignment: True Neutral, formerly Neutral Evil
- Portfolio: Book of The End Inserts His Very Presence Into Others' Histories, Hidden Agenda Villain Who Enjoyed Breaking People (Until He Got Better), Manipulative Bastard, Paranoia Fuel, Nightmare Fuel
- Domain: Memories, Paranoia.
- Followers: Adam, Nilin
- Herald: Moe Shishigawara (his apprentice)
- Temporary allies: Anyone he strikes with Book of the End
- Actual ally: Rolo Haliburton/Lamperouge
- Complicated Relationship: Ichigo Kurosaki, The Masaki House, Naruto Uzumaki, Lin Beifong, The Sailor Guardians, Diana of Themiscyra/Wonder Woman, Mamoru Chiba/Tuxedo Mask
- Enemies: Yhwach, Death Phantom, Ragyo Kiryuin, Larxene
- Conflicted Opinion
- Towards: Zonda and the Seven
- From: Naminé
- Feared by: Android 21, Sailor Chibi-Moon
- Opposed by: Byakuya Kuchiki, Lelouch vi Britannia, Kisuke Urahara, Yoruichi Shihoin, Kenpachi Zaraki, Retsu Unohana, Gunvolt, Copen
- Interested in: Max Eisenhardt/Magneto, Scott Summers/Cyclops
- Attained Godhood by revealing he inserted false memo-
- Shūkurō Tsukishima is Ichigo Kurosaki's cousin, who he and his family haven't seen since Grandpa Rin's funeral. He is liked by all of Ichigo's friends and even his sisters. He came by to pay a visit, only for Ichigo to be irrationally angry with him, and even toss his cousin into a window.
- A very friendly person, who always visits many pantheons unexpectedly. He seems to make a new friend in every pantheon during every time he visits. Oddly enough, despite being such a friendly person, there are many who are wary of him, especially in the Mentalism Pantheon.
- But why is that so? Why did the Main House insert him into this pantheon? Why did they give him the title God of Fake Memories?
- They are acting really weird...
- But why is that so? Why did the Main House insert him into this pantheon? Why did they give him the title God of Fake Memories?
- For some reason Lelouch got really angry at him the last time he got a visit from Shukuro, who avoids him because he doesn't want Lelouch to get irrationally angry at him again. When Lelouch was asked to comment on this, he simply said this:
Lelouch: I've done this little dance before.
- In the same vein, when he came to greet Byakuya at the House of Siblings upon ascending to the Pantheon, he received this comment.
Byakuya: You're aware that I can kill you just like the previous time you attempted this, correct?
- Yes, a death threat, over something Shukuro has no clue what he's even talking about. Yet another irrationally angry person, and this one utterly creeped Shu out. He left immediately.
- Hasn't been seen since Kefka and Terumi failed in their plans to corrupt the Puella Magi.
- Until one day he turned up talking to Naruto Uzumaki. Well... trying to talk, anyway. Naruto was irrationally angry, more interested in fighting him and causing a ruckus. Then Ichigo showed up and started yelling angry lies about Shukuro so Naruto was even more set against him. Finally, some old black-armored police lady appeared, and Shukuro tried to explain that they were attacking him for no reason, but she believed the angry delinquents instead just because of the katana he carries for self-defense. She used a steel cable to knock his sword out of his hand, then tried to arrest him, forcing him to run away and go back into hiding.
- In actuality, Tsukishima is not Ichigo's cousin, or Byakuya's former teacher, or anyone of any important relation to the Gotei 13. Rather, he is a Fullbringer; a human born with a special soul-manipulating ability called a Full Manifestation Art, or Fullbring for short. In fact, he was the sworn enemy of a secret society of Fullbringers called Xcution. His Fullbring, Book of The End, manifests as a bookmark that can turn into a sword capable of cutting into anything. And whenever Book of The End cuts something, Shukuro is able to implant himself into its memory (if a living being) or history (inanimate object). This has plenty of manipulative uses.
- For example, that part about Ichigo's cousin? He cut the rest of his family and friends into believing that so they could drive him insane. Byakuya's mentor? He cut that into him too, even though it didn't work. That fun little blurb of a profile above? He cut that into it just to prove the point. And him being Xcution's sworn enemy? That was the biggest lie of all. He's actually the first devoted recruit of the organization, a full willing participant in their plan to steal Ichigo's power and add it to their own. He cut his leader into believing they were enemies because the boss would've utterly failed to act the part otherwise, then eventually cut the others into the same act to make him look like a lone villain for the sake of the plan. Ultimately, the plan was beaten back, and Shukuro was among the members killed. Still, the infamy of his works remained, and he later found his way into the Pantheon.
- After exploring the crossroad of dimensions on his own, he took over Ichigo's temple by cutting its door to read his name instead. It was his way of saying hello, to which Ichigo dragged him to the Court of the Gods, hoping to kick him out. He demonstrated his ability by cutting Captain America, who within moments would extol "the incredible virtues Shukuro showed while fighting alongside [Cap] and Bucky in World War 2". Ichigo and Eiki Shiki forced him to undo the effects, to which he reversed it by cutting him again. The First Avenger's memory back to normal, they agreed that Shu was worthy of the title of Fake Memories.
- This of course means the "irrationally angry" outbursts of others described above were entirely justified. Lelouch has had his memories altered before and refused to give Shu even the slightest chance. Byakuya was the one who killed Shu in their home universe despite believing him to be his mentor simply because he was an enemy to Ichigo. As for Naruto, Tsukishima actually attempted to ambush him in hopes of cutting him to achieve some hidden end, with Ichigo and then Lin Beifong foiling said plan. Amusingly enough, Beifong would find herself occasionally protecting Naruto like he was her own son afterwards, and this turned out to be the effect of an alternate crossover timeline. While it may not have been in the direction he wanted, Shu noted that his attack allowed memories of another life to gain influence after all.
- Due to common ground which reminded him of his former comrades in Xcution, he gravitated greatly to Zonda and the Seven, becoming an ally to them in their cause to establish a society fit for Adepts and others like them. The members of the Gotei 13 hold great distrust for Shu because of this, with Copen and Gunvolt noting him as a dangerous figure to watch as well.
- Android 21 has been told to stay away from Shukuro, lest he attempt to rewire her missing memories to fit his own purposes. Learning that the same warning was applied to Ragyo Kiryuin, he decided to check her and see what she was all about. He came away unimpressed, feeling that she is just another regular human parasitically latching onto a superior existence (the Life Fibers) rather than anyone naturally powerful or impressive. Worse, her depravity especially towards her own progeny (as in both of them) proves the depths of evil that humans can stoop to.
- That partnership with Zonda and the Seven? Wound up paying disastrous dividends when it came to the Masaki House. Manipulating Tenchi Masaki along with Sakuya Kumashiro, his girlfriend from the Tenchi in Tokyo continuity, Tsukishima and Zonda warped his memories with their combined powers and created tension between him and his family. This was all a ploy so they could capture Tenchi and use his godly-dimensional powers to reawaken the power of Zonda's Reverie form. When confronted by the ladies of Masaki House, Tsukishima and company also revealed that "Sakuya" was actually a clone of a grown-up version of her creator, the Dark Magical Girl Yugi, loyal to their agenda. However, as two of the ladies were higher-dimensional goddesses in their own right, they were able to rouse Tenchi awake through his divine consciousness, after which he quickly put a halt to their plans despite Zonda's best efforts and forced them to reverse all their illusions and manipulations.
- Ichigo, whose suspicion about Tsukishima's motives had been growing for some time, had finally been spurred to action by the above incident. After approaching Beifong for help in interrogating Shukuro, they were able to subdue him without getting cut by his sword. Wonder Woman appeared and provided the assistance of the Lasso of Truth to compel Tsukishima to explain the true motive behind his actions. He revealed that after succumbing to his wounds from the battle with Byakuya, he had been sent to the first level of Bleach Hell as well as seen visions of Xcution's leader and butler both being tortured by Hell's lowermost flames. Furthermore, he'd been pulled out of Hell and into the Pantheon by what he could only describe as a faceless robe, and was now doing all he could to find a way to rescue his leader. Ichigo called this out as "total bullshit", stating that the three of them and even one of the surviving members had just been there helping Ichigo and the Gotei 13 in the war against Yhwach and his Vandenreich army in Soul Society, Hueco Mundo, and the Human World, and during an unrelated campaign in Hell he'd caught no sight of them at all. Beifong could vouch from their previous incident that Kurosaki wasn't one to lie, but Shukuro couldn't have been fibbing either, given he was wrapped in Diana's ropes.
- Further investigation revealed that an incident had taken place with Tsukishima being accosted by Wiseman during the earliest times they were in the Pantheon. Those who knew of the powers of Death Phantom instantly connected the dots as to what happened. However, just to make certain, they checked with Sailor Pluto and the Door of Space-Time, to see Bleach's Hell and Soul Society in the wake of the Fullbringers' deaths. Sure enough, Shukuro and his friends did not appear in Hell at any point, but they did appear in Soul Society being rescued by Ichigo's friend and then assisting the Number One Guardian, just as he said they did, all to repay their debt to him for saving them when he beat them. So then how did Shu find the Pantheon in the first place? Sometime after the Thousand Year Blood War's end, Shukuro had stumbled onto a sealed portal and, curious, decided to cut it and alter its history so that it had never been sealed and wouldn't be until he walked through it. This confirmed that the lich of the Planet Nemesis had manipulated Tsukishima through his loyalty to Xcution, messing with his memories to make him think they were all in Hell.
- By combining Chibiusa’s and Sailor Moon's Silver Crystals with both Shukuro's bookmark and Ichigo's Substitute Soul Reaper badge, they were able to purge his memory of Wiseman's manipulations, restoring the understanding that Tsukishima had reached with Ichigo in Soul Society. For the despicable act of overwriting his memories and having him sow seeds of chaos which benefited no one he cares about, he now hates Death Phantom with all the fury he can muster. Still, Sailor Chibi Moon is understandably very uncomfortable around Shu due to the nature of his powers, although he assured the Sailor Senshi and Tuxedo Mask that he has no interest in messing with her.
- Since regaining his proper memories, Shukuro hasn't denounced his ties to Zonda and the Seven, but he no longer supports the idea of wiping out all non-powered mortals. Instead he hopes to convince them that they can create their metahuman society through non-genocidal means such as finding a location they can claim for their own and build an infrastructure suitable for life in. For this reason, Magneto and Cyclops have gained his interest due to their history with the island of Genosha. He's also still very much on the watch lists of Lelouch, Copen, Gunvolt, and the Gotei 13—especially Byakuya—and still considers Ragyo contemptible for her treachery and depravity.
- He has also apologized to Tenchi and his family for the hijinks he previously committed at their expense. Remarkably, Tenchi not only forgave him after understanding that his mind had also been messed with, he asked Shu to give him access to his other timeline counterparts' memories so he could learn from them and possibly implement good things from those timelines in the Pantheon. Unfortunately, Shu confessed he couldn't do that, as that aspect of the illusion was all Zonda's doing, which meant Tenchi would have to unlock that history himself. Ryoko and Ayeka, however, still hold a grudge against him for his actions.
- Is often called Bookman because of his bookmark, and Facebook because of how often he's used his power to forge superficial friendships. He's a bit more ashamed of the last one, especially knowing how his kohai Moe Shishigawara had loyally served at his side during his time in Xcution, causing him to realize he wasn't alone in the world right as he approached death. He pleaded with the Court of the Gods to allow Shishigawara entrance to his temple as his Herald. Kurosaki convinced them it would be the best way to keep him grounded, and Naruto even stepped in to credit Shukuro for finally understanding the true value of comrades, so they agreed to do it.
- The rehabilitated Tsukishima immediately found his way onto Yhwach's radar. Yhwach will not forget the man who inserted a past that did not happen into Ichigo (likely by replacing Yhwach with himself in his mind) so that Orihime could have something to reject, getting around Yhwach's ability to change the future in order to restore Ichigo's sword despite his best efforts. In fact, Yhwach seeks to kill Shukuro back out of the Pantheon so that he can't act as an uncounted variable and get in his way again.
- Tried to approach Namine after hearing about her ability to alter people's memories and how she was forced to use this power against her friends. However, she told him to stay away as she already knew of his insert presence ability and how he's used it to break innocent people. Seeing her stern disapproval, he apologized and walked away, as he felt it was the only decent response he could give. Before he could fully leave, though, he overheard another girl suddenly accosting Namine, trying to torment her about her abilities always being a part of her. He stuck around to observe, seeing a blonde in an Organization XIII style coat.
Namine: I hope you truly can change for good. It might be the way for you to get your friends back.Shukuro: Ginjo and the others are fine. If they want to ascend, then they will. I have to figure out my own goals here.
- Right as Larxene went to attack Namine with her knives, Shukuro made his move, flash stepping his way over to suddenly stab the aggressor right in the stomach with Book of The End—not to use its insert presence ability, but to wound her directly, forcing her to retreat. When Namine asked why he saved her, Shu explained that he could relate to her due to having recently been manipulated over his powers, making it clear he was not trying to get her to do anything. He went to leave again, but this time Namine gave him a parting message, to which he replied with one of his own...
- May have gained his first new friend in the Pantheon when he encountered Rolo Lamperouge. While Shu thinks Rolo's obsession with Lelouch is a bit much, and Rolo is somewhat miffed that Shu can only insert himself into people's memories, both are fully aware what it's like to willingly fight, kill, and die for the cause of a First Friend. As such, the two managed to bond and will have each other's backs. A few deities are hoping that Shu will find his direction in helping Rolo become more stable.
- The encounters with Death Phantom, Namine, and Rolo have given Tsukishima a new sympathy for Lelouch's aversion to any false memory plots. This makes the fact that Lelouch often sounds like a more suave Ichigo rather funny to him now.
Fluke, God of Past-Life Memories (Thomas P. Johnson, "Tom" - Formerly)
- Theme Song: Memories of Another Life
- Symbol: A circular blue dog tag bearing the name "Fluke" in white letters
- Alignment: Neutral Good
- Portfolio: Amplified Animal Aptitude, Animal Talk, Big Friendly Dog, leaves his old family behind so they can be happy, former Jerkass Workaholic who was married to his job, Meaningful Name, a human reincarnated as a dog who gradually regained his human memories
- Domains: Canines, Reincarnation, Memory
- Herald: Rumbo, his Best Friend and mentor
- Allies: The Hall of Canines (especially the good members), good members of the House of Family and Relatives (especially the fathers), the League of Extreme Fatherhood, Asgore, the Panda King, Ignitus, Courage, Lady and Tramp, Pongo and Perdita, Clifford, Pluto, Scooby-Doo, the Duck Hunt Dog, Snoopy, Galford D. Weiler, the Sailor Scouts
- Enemies: Cruella De Vil
- Opposes: The Child Abuse Supporters, Eustace Bagge
- Pities: Flowey
- Fluke used to be a human by the name of Thomas P. Johnson, or just Tom. On one fateful night, he died in a car crash and was reborn as a puppy. As he grew, he slowly regained his memories of his life as a human. This led him to go on a search for the wife and son he left behind. He eventually came to realize that it was wrong to try and interfere with their lives. They had their own lives and he had his. As hard as it was, he left them behind once more so they could live a happy life. This proved to be pretty admirable amongst the Pantheon, and he was promptly offered a position.
- A lot of deities have asked Fluke how he got his name. As it turns out, there really is a story behind it. After he escaped from the pound as a puppy, he was taken in by a homeless old woman named Bella. She played a game with him where she took three walnuts and a jewel, hid the jewel under one of them, and shuffled them. Every time Fluke would correctly choose the right walnut. This eventually drew a crowd which left tips for them. One member of the crowd suggested that it was just a fluke, to which Bella replied that he was her little fluke. And that is how he got his name. Unfortunately he had little time with Bella, who died shortly afterwards.
- With him Fluke brought his best friend and mentor Rumbo as his herald. The Saint Bernard Rumbo took him under his wing after Bella died and showed him the ropes of living as a dog. Before his death, Rumbo confessed that he too used to be human, which he had previously denied. Eventually Fluke and Rumbo were reunited, Rumbo having been reborn as a squirrel.
- Fluke is a fairly popular deity among the dogs of the Pantheon, most of which considering him to be a good friend. The House of Canines even considers Fluke to be an honorary member.
- As such, he very much dislikes Eustace Bagge, who is hardly anything but cruel to Courage when he does so much for him and his wife, saving their lives included.
- He detests Cruella De Vil even more for taking her cruelty to dogs another step further, that being her desire to kill puppies and make them into fur coats.
- Fluke is also pretty tight with the House of Family, especially the good members and the fathers. Fathers and father figures that are not part of the House of Family are also rather fond of him. He completely and totally opposes the Child Abuse Supporters and what they stand for. Fluke still feels guilty over having not been there enough for his son when he was a human and has little tolerance for those that mistreat children.
- Galford has always been fascinated by Fluke. Not only is it because of his love for dogs, but also because Fluke used to be a human. He now wonders if maybe this is the case with Poppy from time to time. Fluke doesn't seem to think so, though.
- For some reason Flowey gave Fluke an uneasy, almost sad feeling when he first arrived. He couldn't figure out exactly why that was, and he knew that it wasn't just because the flower has no soul. However, Fluke has discovered the truth about Flowey. Now, not only does he pity Flowey, but he also feels sorry for Asgore and Toriel. Having been a parent once himself, he agrees with many others on how they should not be allowed to know the truth for their own well-being.
- Old habits clearly die hard with Fluke and Rumbo. They can often be seen wandering the House of Food in search of a good meal. It greatly reminds them of old times, when they used to stop by the food stand of Rumbo's former human brother for a bite to eat.
- The Sailor Scouts are highly sympathetic to Fluke. They too regained their memories of their past selves and also really admire his decision to leave his family behind for their own good.
Stan Smith, God of Forgetting Lessons
- Symbol: His CIA badge
- Theme Song: The American Dad opening theme song
- Alignment: Lawful Neutral, sometimes lapses to Lawful Stupid
- Portfolio: Eagleland, Lantern Jaw of Justice, Morally Questionable CIA Man, Forgetting Aesops, Jerkass or Jerk with a Heart of Gold (depends on the situation), Jerkass Has a Point, Not As Smart As He Thinks, Pride as a Fatal Flaw, "Well Done, Son" Guy (Both Him And His Son), Fragile Ego, Jock Dad Of Nerd Son, Acts Like A Dad From The 1950s, Insane Troll Logic, Never My Fault, Oedipus Complex
- Domains: The CIA, Aesops (and forgetting them), Animated Sitcoms, Ego, Insecurity, America
- Worships: God (God, The Devil And Bob)
- Superior: Avery Bullock
- Special relationship with: Steve Smith (his son), Francine Smith (his wife)
- Allies: STEVE ROGERS (more on his end), Seymour Skinner, the other CIA gods in the Pantheon (unless they've defected), Theodore Roosevelt, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, Ron Swanson, AMERICA, Hank Hill, Jack Bauer and James Bond, The Interspecies Reviewers
- On speaking terms with: Nah, Finn the Human
- Vitriolic Best Buds with: Roger Smith and Klaus Heisler, Homer Simpson, Ned Flanders
- Teeth-Clenched Teamwork with: Nicholas St North
- Enemies: Robot Santa Claus, Stewie Griffin, Rick Sanchez, YHVH, Kiara Sesshouin, Red Skull, any communist or terrorist deity (less so Tashkent), Senator Steven Armstrong
- Opposes: Herbert Garrison
- Opposed by: Glenn Quagmire
- Avoids: The House of Canines
- Stan Smith is an uptight field agent of the Central Intelligence Agency. Working for the CIA since the 1980s and a mindset of a 1950s conservative, his opinionated views and an inflated sense of his intelligence. Often this leads to him learning aesops once an episode. Usually they only last once an episode, with some rare exceptions like dropping his homophobia.
- Upon ascending to the pantheon, he met his son, Roger and Klaus. He's asked Roger on what's with Beheeyem and Zoidberg as he thought he was the Roswell alien. Roger just replied "it was a very long day". Steve was greatly amused to learn he ended up on something as nerdy as TV Tropes, something Stan didn't even think about.
- Hoped to get in representing Eagleland, only for it to be taken by America itself. This only led Stan to fanboy over the fact he could meet the embodiment of the country he loves. He also was happy to meet Captain America, though Steve isn't that fond of him. While believing that Ronald Reagan is America's greatest president, Stan still respects Theodore Roosevelt greatly for being one of the best Republican presidents of all time.
- He also respects George Washington for founding America, and Abraham Lincoln for(among everything else) being the first Republican president and helping to cover up his secret-he invented peanut butter and the credit was given to George Washington Carver to help mend race relations. On another note, he once cloned former president James Garfield back to life to teach his daughter a history lesson. Garfield is serving as mayor of Langley Falls.
- Gets along great with Hank Hill, as they're both conservatives value traditional American values which can often get them in trouble. He also gets along with Seymour Skinner due to his military nature, issues with their mom and having an even bigger stick up his ass. Less so with Homer, but they still get along due to the sitcom dad aspect. His traditional conservative values and having gone through some Flanderization himself has led to a passing friendship with Ned Flanders.
- Though usually friendly with each other, Stan and Homer got into a fight once upon learning about his feud with George H. W. Bush. And also learning he had another fight with George W. Bush, whom visited Stan's house once and whom Stan helped give him more motivation in being president.
- Glenn Quagmire derides him as being as pompous and arrogant as Brian, just conservative instead of liberal. Doesn't much help that Stan's favorite dog is Brian Griffin(despite Family Guy and American Dad having a shared universe). He opposes Stewie as he's been informed of the scenario he created where he acted on his matricidal desires and plans for world conquest, which him and Bullock tried and failed to stop. For some reason he's compared to Joe Swanson, if only for the large chins and government job.
- A lot of Stan's issues stem from his childhood. Despite constantly dismissing his nerdy son Steve, he was bullied for being geeky as a teenager and while a "Well Done, Son" Guy to Steve he had similar issues with his own criminal father. And he's a bit too close to his mom for comfort. Despite how often they butt heads Stan still seems to love him.
- Doesn't want to be around any dog deities. He was forced to Shoot the Dog, only for it to turn out his mom lied because they couldn't have dogs in their new home. As such, he's insisted the family never owns any dogs and went to disturbing lengths to preserve the dog he warmed up to. Insists any prior ownership was dreams.
- Stan and Finn the Human are about as different as night and day, but they have something in common-awful fathers. Stan Smith believed that his father was part of a super-government agency and Finn believed he had been sealed away unfairly and was probably a hero. Both unfortunately learned their fathers were sleazy jerkasses and criminals who used them. Stan can also relate to Nah for having a radically different parent, much like how he often butts heads with his super-liberal daughter Hayley.
- Shot Santa by accident with Steve, and as such the family has become eternal enemies with Santa Claus-fighting him is practically the Smith Christmas family tradition. As such, he was immediately on the wrong foot with Nicholas St North and fought him. After being restrained, it was explained that Nicholas St North isn't the Bad Santa he has the deal with and disowns American Dad's Santa for shelling out because bad kids will buy more presidents. Stan Smith is totally justified in hating Robot Santa though, who is far worse than the one he knows.
- Having been a CIA agent since the eighties, he opposes any communist or terrorist deities in the Pantheon and particularly Makarov. He was disturbed upon learning that the Red Skull exists as an active Nazi, believing that America Won World War II so hard the Nazis would never come back. On a less serious note, he's pissed at Rick Sanchez humiliating and disrespecting the president and wants to take him out for it. He's become an easy target for Rick to troll.
- As a federal agent, he's on very good terms with Jack Bauer and James Bond. Given he keeps lapsing into Insane Troll Logic the Gamers crew can understand where he's coming from, though don't want to spend much time with him given how he very rarely learns from his mistakes and his obsession with American culture in on odds with their own Japanese sensibilities.
- Supportive of the president (mainly if they're Republican like him), though he has second thoughts on Mr. Garrison. And is deeply disturbed by Senator Armstrong.
- Some accounts say he ascended after he died fighting the Anti-Christ, others say he was killed by a psychotic hot tub, fittingly enough he claims to have no memory of either event.
- Is VERY approving of the lifestyle of Stunk of the Interspecies Reviewers and is on good terms with the adventure, but politely declines any invitations to go on any of his ventures with the group.
And now, for today's story.
Hal, Goddess of Amnesiac Heroes (Haru, Miss Hal, The Girl with the Crimson Eyes)
Hal, Goddess of Amnesiac Heroes (Haru, Miss Hal, The Girl with the Crimson Eyes)
- Quasideity in reality, Lesser in her mental world. Maybe.
- Symbol: A pair of blue shoes and a blue book.
- Alignment: Neutral Good
- Portfolio: Amnesiac Kid Hero, Nice Girl, Mental Story, Travelling through Cool Gates, Psychometry, Forgetting how to read (at first), Gets accustomed to all the strangeness somewhat, Painful remembering, Ominous Visual Glitches, Magenta eyes (Curtains Match the Window in actuality), The Quiet One in school and was bullied for it, Friendless Background for the most part (One of which became strained), Driven to Suicide, Earn Your Happy Ending, Implied to become a Cool Teacher herself, Maybe Magic, Maybe Mundane
- Domains: Memories, Puzzles, Art, Storytelling, Psychometry
- Followers: Max, The Detective, Samantha Newly, Lady Mechanika, Alphen
- Allies: The Ghost Trick crew, Alice, Simon Henriksson, Kaban and Serval, Zen and Rei, Hikari, Robin, Kass, Nintendogs and Nintencats, Romo, Lola, and Quill, Rudy Tabootie and Snap White, Madotsuki, Sans and Papyrus, Shouko Nishimiya and Shoya Ishida, Chihiro Fujisaki, Jimmy Hopkins
- On Good Terms with: Good-aligned teachers
- Opposed by/Opposes: Gary Smith, John Kreese, Agatha Trunchbull, Terence Fletcher, Zero of the Dark Matter Horde
- Pities: Jacket
- Fears: Ruvik
- Heralds: Traffic Light 195
- Awakened by, of all things, an artificial intelligence inhabiting a traffic light named 195, Hal found herself without most of her memories. The only things she recalls are two names: That of her own and her teacher's, Miss Sakura. Hal would also discover she has the agility to "read" the memories she touched and using this would set off to find Miss Sakura and recover her memories. Alongside running into all sorts of oddities such as a travel hotel known as "The Whale" apparently within the apartment and various strange people and people-like things Hal would occasionally but briefly recall not-so-nice parts of her past and an ominous figure that wishes her dead. Eventually, her long journey would end off at her school to both finally find Sakura and recall all of her memories.
- Hal has issues with being unable to speak and it's due to this she didn't have much in the way of friends with her only two companions in school being a boy named Amayumi and a girl named Anzu. Tragedy struck when the former was hospitalized from a car accident while walking with Hal and Anzu ended their friendship having both blamed her for the accident and being resentful that Amayumi didn't return her feelings as he fell for Hal instead. Her homeroom teacher, Miss Sakura, tried to reach out to her by inviting Hal to hear her stories every day though it that last as Sakura told her she would be transferred one day. With her only emotional crutch leaving her, Hal raced to a railroad crossing to take her own life and "go to the story world". At the last second her homeroom teacher went to push her away and the two ended up in the strange mental world they are in, all existing mere moments away from certain death. Sakura was the first to awake and soon figure out what was going on and used the time that she had to try and save them both. Alas, she came to the conclusion only one of them would be walking away alive, and that person had to be Hal. Hal, however, found out about this and took matters into her own hands. Not only would she succeed where her teacher failed but also confronted the other side of her that didn't want to face reality having now gained the will to face a new tomorrow.
- She ascended to the Pantheon at some point after her adventure. Upon awakening from her slumber she looked aside her window and saw a world she did not remember. Sure enough, upon stepping outside her door she began to hear 195’s voice communicating with her. As it turned out, some of the gods here helped organize it and were happy to explain to Hal of the Pantheon and its inner workings. While she isn't unaccustomed to all sorts of strange happenings herself (partly thanks to the amnesia thing), Hal had to admit a world adhering to tropes within stories was pretty out there and specific. Still, she rolled with it in time.
- While many gods and goddesses can attest to having some sort of Odd Friendship either from their home universe or in the Pantheon you’d be hard-pressed to find someone who is close to, of all things, a traffic light. An AI inhabiting a traffic light, to be precise, but a traffic light nonetheless. Helping that close bond is the fact that 195 is the odd one out of all the mental world’s inhabitants in that he was original to Hal’s imagination rather than Sakura’s. While not physically present in the Pantheon he continues to communicate to Hal so long as she’s there every step of the way even as his original directive has long since been fulfilled. He won’t argue with being able to see more of the world as it’s more than can be said for any other traffic light at the end of the day. A good thing too as since she’s conscious in the real world this time around she’s unable to use her psychometry-esque powers. Hal was only able to use them because, as it was her consciousness, she would be more familiar with the ins and outs of it.
- One day while walking around the Pantheon she ended up tailing a black cat wearing a red bandana and a pomeranian, both of whom were quite talkative. 195 asked her why but Hal only came up with the fact that it was a hunch. She then asked him to translate what the two animals were saying. Turns out the cat and dog, named Sissel and Missile respectively, were out looking for some parts for a girl named Kamila as she was out making yet another machine. Since she wasn’t planning on doing anything that day Hal and 195 decided to go and help them. Sissel was surprised to be talking with a traffic light since it brings back memories to when he was first awakened by a lamp. Hal, meanwhile, was actually caught off guard by the whole “powers of the dead” thing. More-so at the fact that Sissel’s dead. But not really.
195: I suppose that would make you a literal case of Schrödinger's Cat. 195 finds that quite clever.Hal: Sec- sho- schdingers what?Sissel: Heh. I get that a lot.
- From a certain point of view, one could equate Hal’s story to that of Alice in Wonderland with the general idea of a young girl plunging into a weird yet charming world. Hal herself was surprised to be even given a chance to interact the Alice Liddell, much less have some tea with her from time to time. In each of these meetings, the only thing that remains constant is that they’re never really the same throughout.
- As far as others who have experience exploring mental worlds go, a similar case can be made of Simon Henriksson. Hal feels for the ordeals he went through both regarding the world inside his head and in real life though at the very least he did manage to overcome his inner demons. Jacket, whose own adventure mostly took place in his own head after being put into a coma by Richter Berg’s attempt on his life. Being a former hitman, Hal would rather not meet him, though from what she heard she finds his grief for a deceased friend pitiable. On the other hand, she totally dreads Ruvik and finds his grip on his Mental World terrifying.
- Her driving motivation as she traveled through the world was to recover her memories, following along the path in which her teacher went (though Hal finds out later she was actually retracing the road to where Sakura first woke up). While bits and pieces came back to her sparked by otherwise mundane things it was hard to actually make sense of them until the very end when she came back to her school. Hal would find that many people in the Pantheon went through similar circumstances, such is the case with Kaban, Zen, Rei, Hikari, Robin, and Terra. She would bond with them over this aspect, although she finds their cases pretty grand when compared to hers. Of them all, Hal is particularly close to Hikari since she too suffered from ostracization that soon spiraled into a catatonic depression but both are thankful enough to bounce back from it and continue doing what they’re passionate about. Often, she often assists the young aspiring film-maker in her projects. Behind her is Kaban and Serval since Hal likes to tag along with them in their new adventures in the Pantheon sometimes and Terra given she served as a mother-like figure for the orphaned children of Mobliz which reminded Hal easily connected to Ms. Sakura thanks to reminding her of her own late mother.
- For long-distance travel in her world, Hal utilized transfer portals found throughout various points that connected to her room in The Whale though as the world started to decay and draw to a close they were rendered inoperable save for the one that was fixed by Stein, and even then that was a one-time use. In the Pantheon, she does the same but its sheer size doesn’t make it viable as a main mode of transportation. She once thought of the West Coast Cabbies, but given their expertise behind the wheel 195 quickly put an end to that thought even as Hal insisted to try at least once. She ended up settling on some special shortcuts encountered when, after stopping to listen to Kass’s performances, lamented at how she was in for a really long walk to get back to her temple (and the heavy weather at the time didn’t help). Overhearing her, the Ruto bard pointed out some special he found in his travels to easier traverse the Pantheon. Hal thanked him for the help as she took one to the Hall of Gaming Genres as she encountered one of the transfer portals there. Before that, though, she stopped by the temple of the Nintendogs and Nintencats. She had a good time.
Hal: So fluffy.
- Hal is quite a talented artist and is well-versed in its various elements. Hal became discouraged from doing so when Anzu defaced one of her paintings and guilt-tripped her about the incident with Amayumi but she picked up again as a reason to continue moving forward and face reality. She has since frequented the House of Craft for this very reason. On one of her trips, she was surprised to encounter Romo, Lola, and Quill who are a trio of living painting people whose world was originally divided by castes based on one’s completeness until they worked to finish the painting they resided in. On another trip, she came across Rudy Tabootie and Snap White as she was curious about the ChalkZone. All was normal until Chameleos busted in (long story) and started running amok, in the process snatching Hal’s bag though they came along and helped fix things earning her thanks. Ever since she frequented the House it made Hal curious if she can try and bring to life her own artwork.
Hal: I wonder if there’s some sort of magic pencil I can use to create living pieces too.195: Do you think something that like exists here?Hal: Maybe?
- As one can expect from being illiterate due to memory loss this severely hindered her efforts to find out what the heck is going on. It was only after sneaking through the Mirage Library did she manage to regain this ability and she first put it to good use by reading a torn news article about the aforementioned accident involving Amayumi in the library’s basement. After regaining literacy she began keeping a dream journal. 195, meanwhile, assigned her to read all sorts of books. He soon got the hint to slow down on that after she talked to the Whale’s manager about that (195 thought she could have at least told him directly…) but he still encouraged her to read. Going back to the dream journal one of her entries recounts her encounter with a girl named Madotsuki. While she was nice enough to talk to and be around, Hal still couldn’t help but be a tad unnerved by her in the end.
- While making a trip to the House of Food she alerted to a strange, shadowy figure by 195. As turned it out it was Sans and his first act of business was to prank her in their first meeting. Papyrus appeared not that long after, but not without announcing himself, and the three ended up traveling there together. After arriving, Papyrus offered to show off his cooking as he made great leaps of skill as of late but Hal chose to follow Sans’ advice and just stuck with what she originally ordered. They're quite the blast to hang around. When it comes to the two brothers, Hal couldn’t help but be reminded of Scull, a skeleton who was protesting outside the Mirage Museum though neither of them gave off that intense aura like he did at first.
- If it wasn’t obvious before, Hal was pretty attached to her old homeroom teacher, to the point of being a Living Emotional Crutch although she soon got over this. Part of the symbol associated with her in the Pantheon, that being the blue shoes, was a gift by her teacher. While they are adult-sized, Sakura hoped that by the time Hal was able to wear them things would have already gotten better for her. Sure enough, after her adventure it's seen that Hal is not only wearing them but also took after beloved homeroom teacher through becoming one herself and continuing the tradition with her students. For this reason, she’s on good terms with many of the nicer teachers in the Pantheon. On the other side of the coin, she finds teachers like Agatha Trunchbull and Terence Fletcher reprehensible for their methods. Even when it was brought up how the latter does pull out his pupils’ potential Hal brings up that at the end of the day he’s still chasing the tail of other people’s fame and it doesn’t at all excuse any of the horrible things he has done either.
- When it comes to others who have suffered ostracization she can relate with Shoko and Chihiro. While she’s not deaf like Shoko, she did have trouble speaking at all thanks to her nervousness and sympathizes for the bullying Shoko went through because of it. Hal was surprised to hear she was accompanied by Shoya Ishida, a boy who relentlessly bullied Shoko and forced her to transfer schools. At first, she was skeptical of him but hearing of his own turmoil and work to become a better person and make up for what he did soften Hal’s perception of him. As for Chihiro, his issue stemmed from his lack of physical strength which forced him to. Hal was sad to hear his will to change didn’t end well for him and while Chihiro agrees he also takes solace in the fact that his achievements helped his friends in the end too, to say nothing of the fact that thanks to the Pantheon he gets to spend time with them again and grow from there. On the topic of his achievements, she finds his technological know-how impressive even if she isn’t able to wrap her head around all the science-y things like 195. On the times she stops by it’s the AI that tends to get in lengthy conversations with the former Ultimate like with Stein, a mouse engineer within The Whale.
- On the other side of the coin are the bullies and the Pantheon has a bunch of them. Standing out among them are the likes of Gary Smith, a sociopath who sought to take over Bullworth Academy through manipulating everyone even including its staff, and John Kreese, a ruthless mentor who runs a Thug Dojo and holds a brutal merciless worldview but also doesn’t tolerate anything less than first place. Luckily for Hal, she wouldn’t have to worry about them too much. After hearing her story Jimmy Hopkins came and visited her one day telling her that if people like them start to cause her trouble she can call him so that they get what’s coming to them. Hal would personally not stoop to that route at all but at the very least appreciates his willingness to help.
- One of the figures she met in her mental adventure was an AI taking the form of a giant eyeball named 0 who she first encountered when trying to get a water supply facility back up and running again. Although ominous with a goal to dominate the world (with all the hamminess that comes with it) Hal still treated him the same as she does with the other residents of the world. Despite being built up with some ulterior motives, 0 ended up taking the fall for 195’s self-destruction when the latter forced control over Hal to get her out of danger although due to 0’s nature he wouldn’t be remembered for his sacrifice. This would be remedied in the Pantheon as Hal would properly give him the respect he deserved for that. She thought that he came back when he heard of a deity that shared his name and matched the descriptor but was bummed out when it was a different, more malicious Zero that was aligned to Dark Matter. Still, she’s not terribly worried in the end. She figured that since he and the other Dark Matter members were beaten by Kirby once before there’s nothing stopping it from happening again. Kirby’s strong, after all, and so are the other gods here.
- "I'll just do what I can do. I don't care what people say."
Dr. Eberhard Isak Borg, God of Literally Walking Down Memory Lane
- Symbol: Clocks with no hands
- Alignment: True Neutral
- Portfolio: Walking through his memories, very curmudgeonly and jaded, though he gets better, Road Trip Plot, Strawberry Shorthand
- Domains: Memory, Travel, Regret, Atonement
- Herald: His housekeeper Agda
- Allies: Fellow Ingmar Bergman deities, especially Alma and Karin, Fluke, Ebenezer Scrooge, Dr. House, Carl Fredricksen
- Interested in: Joel Barish and Clementine Kruczynski, Raleigh Becket and Mako Mori
- Enemies: Cioccolata
- Eberhard Isak Borg is a retired medical doctor who spent his adult life avoiding getting involved with other people, even his own family, making him a rather cold man. At the age of 78 he was to be titled Doctor Jubilaris in the University of Lund for his decades of service. The night before the ceremony he had a dream where he confronted his loneliness and approaching death. So instead of taking a quick plane ride to the destination as planned, Isak decided to make the 300-mile trek by car with his daughter-in-law Marianne. In his journey he stopped by his childhood home, which set off a series of rather vivid remembrances, and allowed three teenagers to hitchhike, one of which was the spitting image of his former fiancee Sara. In the end Isak's road trip allowed him to come to terms with his past and he resolved to be kinder to those around him.
- Isak woke up under a tree. He was not particularly alarmed at being outside instead of in his bed, assuming he was just vividly dreaming of his childhood memories. He found a letter in his pocket, telling him he'd been chosen to become a deity in a Pantheon, which he found somewhat narcissistic of himself to dream up. He took to walking until he reached a large mansion, which he entered, and was surprised at how the decor was mainly red. He was comforted that all the clocks (and they weren't few) seemed to functioning correctly, unlike in that nightmare he had. Then a stern lady in black appeared, demanding to know Isak's business in there. Isak let slip "Marianne," the name of his daughter-in-law, upon looking at her, as she resembled her, albeit older. She understood what was going on (it's a common phenomenon among Bergman deities) and corrected Isak, saying she was Karin. And then Isak noticed the strangest thing; a small-ish red dinosaur shadowing Karin, which scared him out of his wits. Karin and, to Isak's astonishment, the dinosaur helped him sit down before he collapsed, and Karin concluded out loud that Isak wasn't a deity. That reminded Isak of the letter, which he showed to Karin. She explained all about the Pantheon and that whether he wanted to stay or not, he should pass by the Main House. That's more or less when Isak realized that this whole absurdity might not be a dream.
- At length Isak decided this wasn't really any different from getting titled Doctor Jubilaris and that he would go and receive this honor as well. He requested that Karin come with him since she already had experience with this new place. She wasn't really enthusiastic, but to Isak's further astonishment, the dinosaur spoke, and well at that, prodding her to go with him. He also duly introduced himself as Guilmon, or Dukemon as he's known as a deity. Isak remarked that he'd like to know the story behind why someone like him was with someone like Karin, to which she replied she'd tell on the way.
- Isak didn't meet Agnes, Anna and Maria until he was properly settled in the Pantheon (it was early in the morning when he met Karin and she didn't feel like disturbing her sisters or distract Anna from her work; later Karin had to deal with Maria being upset at her for not taking her). Either way, Agnes was glad about the new addition to the "extended family" when she heard the news. Isak is close to them, at times giving advice for taking care of the frail Agnes, and showing almost fatherly concern for Karin, as she is basically what Marianne might become if she and his son Evald cannot overcome the strain in their marriage.
- During this trip they also happened to run into Alma and Elisabet Vogler. Isak couldn't help but note that the Pantheon seemed to be conspiring to repeat his previous trip verbatim and have him meet everybody that would seem familiar to him, as Alma resembled a perky teenager named Sara who hitchhiked with him on the way to Lund. On top of that, Sara was the spitting image of Isak's former fiancee who left him for his brother, so Alma, much like Sara 2, is a somewhat painful reminder of what he had lost. He's over it enough that he still enjoys Alma's company though. He also found it rather delightful that Alma's occupation was as a nurse, since that's roughly the same area as him, a retired medical doctor. He doesn't know what to make of the willfully mute Elisabet though. Karin's advice for him regarding her was to leave her be, since she had her reasons for her behavior.
- Is quite friendly with Antonius Block as well, particularly considering Antonius went on his own travels that changed the way he looked at life, not dissimilar from Isak. He got a visit from Death in due time, challenging him to a game of chess as is typical of him when meeting for the first time any deity that interests him. Out of all the Bergman deities, Isak appears to be one of the calmest in dealing with Death, perhaps due to being more at peace with himself compared to most of the others, and also awareness of his old age.
- At length Isak decided this wasn't really any different from getting titled Doctor Jubilaris and that he would go and receive this honor as well. He requested that Karin come with him since she already had experience with this new place. She wasn't really enthusiastic, but to Isak's further astonishment, the dinosaur spoke, and well at that, prodding her to go with him. He also duly introduced himself as Guilmon, or Dukemon as he's known as a deity. Isak remarked that he'd like to know the story behind why someone like him was with someone like Karin, to which she replied she'd tell on the way.
- After settling into his temple (a replica of his house; he also brought up his housekeeper Agda to work for him just like she has for the past 40 years), Isak made quick friends of one of his immediate neighbors, and a rather surprising one at that: the dog Fluke. As it happens, Fluke used to be a human man in a past life, and he had a family which he treated coldly, something that rings familiar for Isak. When Fluke was born again as a dog and got his Past-Life Memories back, he did all he could to atone for his treatment of his family before realizing it was for the best to let them go. Despite how fantastical Fluke's story is in comparison to Isak's, both dog and old man definitely understand that they are similar in how they were very reprehensible towards their families but realized that and tried to do better by them. Because of that, Isak has all but unofficially adopted Fluke and the two of them can often be seen going on long walks.
- It was on one of these walks with Fluke that Isak met Carl Fredricksen, who was likewise taking his lovably stupid Golden Retriever Dug for a walk. One can assume that it felt refreshing for the both of them to find someone their age to talk to, with Isak discovering that Carl went on his own big trip, and the adventures he got into allowed him to overcome the pain in his past and consequent misanthropy. Isak also thought lifting a house through millions of balloons was a very original way to travel and would like to see that someday. From this, the two seniors have become good friends and can occasionally be seen sitting on a bench talking while Fluke and Dug frolic.
- He seems to meet with The Scrooge himself often ever since their first encounter during Isak's first Christmas in the Pantheon. It certainly has a lot to do with them having been bitter old men to everybody around them. That is, up until the day when they were haunted by the ghosts of their past. The ghosts were more literal in Scrooge's case, as Isak found out. Regardless of how supernatural their personal journeys were, they both got wake-up calls before it was too late and are consciously trying to be better people now. Those who had noticed that Isak's story has a lot of similarities with A Christmas Carol weren't few to begin with and there'll be more now.
- As mentioned before, he was a doctor for many decades, and while his personal life may have been a mess, he was highly beloved and respected among his patients. He is thus treated with some level of veneration in the House of Health and Diseases, and even if he is now long retired, medical deities occasionally visit him for advice. He's not sure if he should be treated with such authority, considering his old age and the little fact that his knowledge stops at developments in the late 1950's. The only deity not afraid of pointing this out is, who else, but the acerbic Dr. House. For what it's worth, Isak appears to take House's barbs well and occasionally make his own ripostes, making them very Vitriolic Best Buds.
- His somewhat unique relationship to his memories has invited the interest of certain deities who also interact with their memories in special ways. For instance he heard of Joel and Clementine, who walked through their memories at one point during a memory wipe. Isak is fortunate not to have to grapple with any memory loss in spite of his advanced age, so he finds wasteful of the much younger Joel and Clementine to tamper with their minds to forget each other. Isak doesn't really think it wise of them to get rid of painful memories just like that either. Then he heard of the mecha pilots Raleigh and Mako and how they experienced a similar flashback where they both saw Mako as a young child witnessing a monster attack. Isak doesn't particularly like the idea of someone else being able to see his memories. But never mind that, the boy in Isak actually finds this whole Jaeger vs. Kaiju business pretty exciting.
- It's difficult to imagine a harmless, if not necessarily entirely innocent, old man like Isak having enemy deities out to get him. Isak certainly doesn't go picking fights, but he attracted the undesirable attention of Cioccolata anyway. Cioccolata's favorite targets are not-coincidentally the elderly, and he relishes in the suffering that he can cause on people who are generally too helpless to do anything about it. Cioccolata is also a doctor who plays with patients' trust, so not only does Isak dread him, he is also just utterly contemptible to Isak from a professional point of view.
Joel Barish and Clementine Kruczynski
Joel Barish and Clementine Kruczynski, God and Goddess of Love Under Amnesia and Amnesiac Resonance
- Theme Song: "Spotless Mind"
- Symbol: Two people lying on ice
- Alignment: True Neutral for both, with some shade of Chaotic Neutral for Clementine
- Domain: Love, Memory
- Portfolio: Lovers who erased memories of each others, keeps returning to Montauk, REALLY rocky relationship, discovered that they chose to erase each other from their mind, Deconstruction of Romantic Comedy
- Allies: George Bailey, Chuck Bartowski, the Doctor, Elie, Jason Bourne, Goliath, EVE and WALL-E, Sabrina Spellman, Link and Zelda
- Joel: Truman Burbank, Stanley Ipkiss
- Clementine: Ophelia, Rose Bukater,
- Joel: Bruce Nolan
- Clementine: Libby Chessler
- Complicated Relationship with: The House of Romance
- Pities: The Ice King, Kermit the Frog
- Pitied by: Katniss Everdeen, Guts
- The couple who both decided to wipe out all the memories of each other's relationship, the couple's story that deconstruct romantic comedy reached the Pantheon. The sheer Tearjerker nature of their story as well as the exploration of memory and love has ascended the couple into the Pantheon.
- With their ascension, the couple have been working together to avoid the mistake of their last time together and build a better relationship this time around.
- Because of the fact that the two of them intentionally wipe themselves of their memory of the others, they have a rather... complicated relationship with the House of Love. The entire house always erupt into a big argument over whose fault it is for their break up: Joel's judgmental attitude or Clementine's wild and irresponsible personality. Nevertheless, the House has high hope that the two will work out their relationship this time around.
- Their temple has a lot of visitor due to sharing the experience of someone they romantically involved with lost their memories. However, because the couple chose to wipe their own memory instead of the usual route of an outside force, most of the visit are rather awkward...
- Both of them are rather confused when EVE dragged WALL-E to their temple not only because they are robots, but also because they have very limited vocabulary to express their story. Luckily, with time and effort, EVE was able to communicate her love story.
- Link and Zelda starts almost every new installments by entering and exiting the couple's temple since in almost every games they are romantically involved.
- Katniss refuses to visit their place because it triggers her memory of the time when Peeta's memory is lost and he became a puppet for her enemies. The same story with Guts because the temple's story just reminds him too much of Casca.
- Those who have happier ending on their love ones with lost memories tend to have more positive interaction and hope that the couple will have a healthier relationship this time around. Among them are Elie, Chuck and Goliath.
- The couple is glad that Kermit has broken up with Miss Piggy after hearing how poorly Miss Piggy treats him when he lost his memory.
- Feels very sorry for the Ice King after hearing his story and hopes that he remember his love Betty as well as finding a cure for him.
- Learns from Sabrina Spellman, who also once has her love Harvey lost memory, that Libby Chessler once took advantage of this to tricks him into thinking Libby is his girlfriend. This caused Clementine to despises her with a passion since the latter was a victim of a similar trick.
- One of the few civilians that have an extended relationship with Jason Bourne considering he went through similar experience of spontaneously remembering his old life.
- Joel bonds over with Truman Burbank and Stanlet Ipkiss over their complicated love life. The fact that they looks the same is a nice bonus. The same situation happens when Clementine encounters Ophelia and Rose.
- Joel absolutely hates Bruce Nolan for his reckless use of the power that was given to him, as well as his callousness toward his love interest reminds Joel too much of his own. The fact that the two looks the same also doesn't help.