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    Nolan Grayson/Nowl-An/Omni-Man 
Nolan Grayson, God of Feeling Guilty About Performing One's Duty (Nowl-An, Omni-Man, Emperor Nolan, Spencer Samson, The Azure Avenger, Supra-Man, The Uptight Viltrumite, Big Bad Daddy, Mighty Mustache)
  • Greater God
  • Symbol: His "O" Chest Insignia
  • Theme Music: Tom Tom by Holy F*ck
  • Alignment: All over the Lawful Spectrum; currently Lawful Neutral, aiming to be Lawful Good, formerly Lawful Evil whilst masquerading as Lawful Good
  • Portfolio: Those Inspired by Superman and Embodying the Cynical Aspect of it, Masquerading as a Superhero whilst Maintaining Loyalty for Viltrum, Going Against his Son but Really does Love Him and his Wife Debbie, Flying Brick, Human Aliens, Among the Strongest Beings in his Verse, Nigh-Invulnerable, Becomes Increasingly Attached to Humanity and its Morals, Feels Regretful of his Villainous Actions and Service to Viltrum, Heel–Face Revolving Door, Served as a Commendable Ruler to Viltrum and Deeply Respects and Defends his People, Truly Impressive Antagonists
  • Domains: Superheroes, Extraterrestrials, Family, Leadership, Regret, Supremacy, Usurpation, Redemption
  • Heralds: Debbie Grayson (his first wife), Andressa (his second wife), Oliver Grayson/Kid Omni-Man (his younger son)
  • Allies: Jor-El, Bardock, Kotal Kahn, Kitana, Nagato, Obito Uchiha, Darth Vader, Kylo Ren, Hordak, Kratos
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Clark Kent/Superman, Kara Zor-El/Supergirl, Jonathan Samuel Kent/Superboy III, Connor Kent/Superboy, Diana of Themyscira/Wonder Woman, The Green Lanterns of Sector 2814, Steve Rogers/Captain America, Tony Stark/Iron Man, Peter Parker/Spider-Man, Thor Odinson, Izuku Midorya, All Might, Commander Shepard, The Guardians of the Galaxy, Megamind, Metro Man, Sigmar Heldenhammer
  • Foils: Dan Moroboshi/Ultraseven, Tenzin, Shiera Hall/Hawkgirl, Ultraman Mebius
  • Rivals: Homelander (escalated to Enemies), Regime Superman, Black Adam, Turles
  • Friendly Rivals: Son Goku, Vegeta
  • Enemies: Shang Tsung, General Zod, Brainiac, Frieza, Cooler, Darkseid, Thanos, Lord Recluse, Ozai, Ragyo Kiryuin, Shao Kahn, Apocalypse, Hal Stewart/Tighten, The Plutonian, The Mantis, The Martians, The Ur-Quan Kzer-Za, The Thraddash, The Dark Matter Horde
  • Distrusted By: Bruce Wayne/Batman, Statesman
  • Opposed By: Lex Luthor, Billy Butcher, J. Jonah Jameson
  • Special Relationship: Mark Grayson/Invincible (his son)
  • Nolan Grayson, better known by his professional job identity, Omni-Man is the greatest superhero on Earth, having saved it from countless threats and always proving himself to be a charitable, yet reliable man in desperate times of need. On a personal note, he's a pretty good family man with a devoted wife, Debbie, and an adoring son, Mark, who aspires to become a hero like him. However, Omni-Man had a dark secret; he was an alien, more specifically a Viltrumite from Planet Viltrum, who was actually sent to Earth so that one day when the time comes, he will alert Viltrum to come to colonize the planet to their ever-growing empire. To assure the success of the plan, Omni-Man coldly murdered the Guardians of the Globe, the world's most regarded superhero team to make the upcoming conquest easier, but the unexpected resurrection of the Guardians' leader, The Immortal, courtesy of The Mauler Twins, ended up outing Omni-Man as a murderer and soon-to-be-usurper. Killing The Immortal again, Omni-Man confessed his true allegiance and thoughts to Mark, then having taken up a superhero career as Invincible and tried to convince his son to tag along. When Invincible refused, Omni-Man proceeded to brutally thrash his son around Earth and roar out how ineffectual and meaningless humanity is, but relents killing him and ends up leaving Earth in tears when Mark explains that he would still have him 500 years later.
    • Instead of returning to Viltrum, Omni-Man decided to arrive on another planet, where he found love with an insectoid alien named Andressa and fathered another son with her named Oliver. Reuniting with Invincible, Omni-Man returns to Earth and begins to mend his past relationships and improve on his new ones regarding Oliver, who was calling himself Kid Omni-Man, in addition to appreciating Humanity whilst at the same time rebelling against the Viltrumite Empire under the tyranny of Grand Regent Thragg. After numerous fights and even losing to Thragg, Omni-Man was recognized as being the descendant of a past Viltrum king, allowing him to overthrow Thragg's authority and become the new king of Viltrum, proving himself to be a far better ruler than Thragg ever was. Ultimately, Omni-Man and Invincible, having come to see Earth as a new home alongside many other Viltrumites had a last battle against the opposing forces of Thragg and his loyalists. The battle was one with Thragg's life and tyranny destroyed, though Omni-Man died in battle, his last words being to tell Mark that he will succeed him as the Emperor of Viltrum, which he hesitantly accepted.
  • Due to his own death, Omni-Man ended up ascending into the Pantheon before his own son did, though regardless, the father would congratulate his son once the latter also made it. Nolan recalled his first few days where he was taken to the Court of the Gods to address his origins, past actions, and his road to redemption. It was a tough call as Nolan didn't really gain much sympathy from a lot of people, but he still continued on with his stance that he had become a changed man and has begun to value others more deeply than his previous Viltrumite mindset. Still, Nolan figured that it was going to take a while before anyone would begin to warm up to him. Though with Mark being in the Pantheon, things have been getting easier for Nolan, in addition to him being proud of Invincible for setting a standard for the Viltrumites to be better than they used to be in the past. And with them being a part of a new realm, Nolan feels it's time for Mark and himself to be further escalating their job in protecting worlds from all sorts of threats.
    • Sure Mark and Nolan are happy to see each other again and are incredibly dedicated to looking after one another, especially for the father, but a general rule of caution is to not remind them of the time Nolan nearly killed his son for standing up against him. Unfortunately, the circumstances after that, and before Nolan's own change of heart led to a pretty memorable and quotable situation where Nolan spouted out and deconstructed Mark's insistency and dedication for the planet that's he's grown up in and it's people. Nolan personally finds the remarks to be especially annoying, given that some people only know Omni-Man for that specific quote, in addition to the said line being used as a way to humorously tell people to "think" about a situation when the general tone back then was anything but...
    Nolan: WHY DID YOU MAKE ME DO THIS!? YOU'RE FIGHTING SO YOU CAN WATCH EVERYONE AROUND YOU DIE! THINK, MARK! You'll outlast every fragile, insignificant being on this planet! You'll live to see this world crumble to dust and BLOW AWAY! EVERYONE and EVERYTHING you know WILL BE GONE! WHAT WILL YOU HAVE AFTER FIVE HUNDRED YEARS!?
  • Nolan is a highly debated figure for superheroes. While the path to redemption and his goal for wanting the Viltrumites to improve their social standing and their societal culture is genuine, no one is going to be forgetting about the numerous atrocities he committed when it was time to enact his plan for assimilating Earth to Viltrum's empire. Case in point, his killings of the Guardians of the Globe and his rampage on Earth resulting in killing numerous innocents whilst simultaneously beating the tar out of his son for daring to oppose him, though it was the latter that ended up changing Nolan's heart and mindset for the better. In the Pantheon, the fact that Nolan does try to be affable and impressionable towards most people is something that some find a bit unnerving, but Mark has been making sure to tell them that Nolan is trying to do good.
    • Superman and Supergirl are very tense about Omni-Man's presence, though the latter is actually polite and considerate about the two Kryptonians, even seeing some sort of similarities between them. Clark and Kara decided to allow Nolan in working alongside them, though the Viltrumite differs from their way of working via not being afraid to kill when necessary. Clark and Kara aren't comfortable about this, though they have admitted that they've taken lethal measures at some point, if mainly because they weren't really given any opportunities in who they were fighting against aside from killing them to prevent further loss of life and destruction. The fact that Omni-Man killed a team of heroes reminiscent of the Justice League doesn't really help either, though Nolan does admit that feels regretful for that past action, which Superman and Supergirl found to be rather bittersweet. So far, their relationship is still rocky, if becoming a little better over time.
    • While Superman and Supergirl are willing to put their uneasiness towards Nolan aside if it means dealing with a large threat, the same cannot be said for Batman and Statesman, who take great caution about Omni-Man and are really unsure if they can bring themselves up to trust him. In Batman's case, he's familiar enough with high destructive powers and those who possess them, and with Nolan being more unscrupulous than the Man of Steel, The Dark Knight feels inclined to prepare for contingency plans in case Omni-Man goes rogue again, a prospect that doesn't really seem to be happening at all. In Statesman's case, Omni-Man does not really embody the ethics and teachings of traditional heroism, but also his nature as a former alien invader is something that Statesman finds uneasy to think about, given how he had to fend off against an Alien Invasion initiated by the Rikti decades ago that resulted in the deaths of many heroes. Conversely, Nolan pities the two as he thinks they could make for good allies if Batman and Statesman simply don't indulge themselves too much in being cynical about him.
  • Nolan doesn't have many allies, to put it bluntly. Already a controversial figure for many, it was hard for the Viltrumite to find anyone who was willing to accept him for who he is and appreciate his road to redemption. Thankfully, Nolan was able to find two beings who personally didn't mind his past actions so long as Nolan doesn't define himself with those. Jor-El and Bardock, fellow Human Aliens with extraordinary successors. However, while their sons became a symbol of heroism and valor, Jor-El and Bardock strayed on a darker path, though were still dedicated to protecting the universe and beyond from threats wanting to assure the best for their kin. These were enough to make Nolan connect with the two and form a trio of sorts, where they are open to sharing their thoughts and perspectives either about themselves, their loved ones, and the Pantheon.
  • Nolan was surprised to learn of the Saiyan race, mainly because of the many similarities they share with the Viltrumites, especially with their tactic of sending a member to a distant planet for them to conqueror in the name of their home planet, Vegeta. By extension, Nolan went on to search for Son Goku, a surviving Saiyan who would go on to protect his universe's greatest defender and his rival, also named Vegeta. Nolan respected Goku and Vegeta's power and tenacity to the extent that they ended up fighting against one another out of a competitive attitude to testing their own powers. Needless to say, the House of Space and Cosmos had to provide maintenance due to how destructive and chaotic the fights went on. These battles furthered Nolan's praises towards Goku and Vegeta, especially with their ability to grow stronger on the brink of death, also reminding him of Allen the Alien. Goku and Vegeta are open and welcoming towards Omni-Man and outside of fighting, they'd even work together in fighting against galactic threats. It helps that Goku has, more than once, redeemed some villains that many thought were Beyond Redemption, Vegeta included.
    • Turles was also keen in wanting to challenge Omni-Man, however, unlike Goku and Vegeta, who wanted to keep things competitive, but also friendly, Turles solely wanted to prove himself a superior challenger and often dukes out against Nolan, hoping that with each consecutive battle, Turles will get stronger and assuring victory at a sooner point. Nolan himself doesn't care much for the rogue Saiyan, especially considering that Turles would be the kind of guy who would be under the services of Thragg. Surprisingly, Turles digressed after learning of Thragg; Darwinistic or not, he reminds him of Frieza, and that's a red flag for him, not to mention Turles tries to be civil if given the chance. In fact, their distaste for Thragg is the one thing Omni-Man and Turles can agree on, other than just fighting against each other. Nolan also wants to quickly destroy the Tree of Might as quickly as he could, in case Turles wouldn't stop relying on it too much for his sudden increase in power and abilities.
  • He has a pretty distinctive voice, something which Nolan took quick notice of. It led him to two figures, namely J. Jonah Jameson and Tenzin, who both elicited different reactions towards Omni-Man. Jameson, a harsh critic of superheroes, did not waste time razing Omni-Man for his past actions and is firm in that he is an archetypal example of how aliens can be a massive threat to humanity. That said, Jameson is wise enough to pull his opinion pieces and information back in case he is proven wrong. Tenzin, oddly enough, reminds Nolan of Mark, namely in the sense that they wanted to prove their worth as a successor. Their interactions are complicated, though Tenzin bears no ill will towards Omni-Man, instead of wishing him to be the best man he can try to be.
  • He quickly became enemies with General Zod, primarily because the villainous Kryptonian is not too different from Thragg and that he's since remained unchanged about his stance of wanting to colonize planets. That said, Zod does genuinely care about the well-being of his race, unlike Thragg, who only cared about himself and his Darwinistic philosophy, but that does little for Nolan to reconsider his thoughts, still seeing Zod as a massive threat. As for Zod himself, he sees Nolan as a "more aggressive Kal-El" and someone that he would need to be aware of, given the tenacity and power of a trained Viltrumite's. Their battles against one another are noted to be brutal and unforgiving.
    • Among Superman's biggest enemies, Nolan also came to see Brainiac as one of the biggest threats in the Pantheon, primarily because of his compulsive desire to collect data and knowledge via shrinking cities and destroying worlds to keep said data and knowledge exclusive to himself. The idea of Brainiac wanting to take the knowledge of Viltrum angers Nolan considerably and has made it clear that Brainiac needs to be stopped at all costs. That, and he needs to make sure the Collector of Worlds doesn't know him enough to exploit his (or generally, the Viltrumites') weakness of high-frequency sounds and the dependency of their sound equilibrium, which can cause Viltrumites, Nolan included, severe pain, disorientation, and even death if prolonged for too long.
  • Omni-Man's sudden heritage regarding royalty attracted him to a mysterious audience that involved a collection of fighters fighting to the death in a tournament known as Mortal Kombat. It didn't take long before Nolan despised Shao Kahn as the usurper of Outworld's throne was someone who desired conquest and asserting might above all else, much like Thragg, in addition to Shao taking utmost delight in rendering his subjects to torture, misery, and slavery for his own amusement. Shao Kahn personally registered Omni-Man as a threat, provided he did come to blows against Superman at one point or another and prepares himself for the occasion he faces off against Nolan, claiming stealing his soul would be a great delight.
    • If there is any compensation, the situation involving Shao Kahn did cause Nolan to meet up with two of his greatest enemies, his adopted daughter Kitana, and Kotal Kahn, an Aztec immigrant from Earthrealm. Both of them despised Shao for various reasons, namely that he represented everything that was against what Kotal and Kitana wanted to advocate; equality, unity, and general acknowledgment, which went against Shao's desire for conquest, self-indulgence, and lack of genuine care to anybody. Kotal and Kitana do remind Nolan of his royal lineage, and the three bonded over this matter, with Nolan promising to establish diplomatic relations between Viltrum and Outworld at some point. Through this new alliance is alerting Shao to further strengthen his armies and prepare himself.
  • Nolan is but one of many examples of a dark, pessimistic take on a villainous version of Superman, though oddly enough, Omni-Man ended up being one of the more moral and upstanding ones, in spite of his sheer brutality and ruthlessness pre-redemption. As for what he thinks of others like him, he faces competition against most of them, with Homelander wanting to assert his superiority over him in some way, and he legitimately abhors The Plutonian for being a crazed Attention Whore who only wanted to be a hero solely for reputation and turned into a figurative abomination when things didn't go his way, not to mention just how insanely destructive and sadistic The Plutonian is. There is, however, some pity to be thrown towards Regime Superman, who conversely thinks that Omni-Man would have made a potentially good ally, but they can agree about Thragg being someone to oppose against, given that Regime Superman does genuinely want to protect Earth, despite his increasingly vicious and oppressive nature. Nolan thinks he should liven up and find a way to get better, otherwise, they'll be ending up throwing in more punches against one another over and over again.
  • Lex Luthor instantly declared Omni-Man a menace the moment the LexCorp CEO became aware of the Viltrumite's presence in the Pantheon. The fact that he was a Superman analogy, and the fact that he really was an invasive alien from another world only furthers Lex's viewpoint on the matter and seeks to destroy Omni-Man in whatever way possible, refusing to believe in the idea that he can be redeemed, especially after destroying a large portion of Chicago and killing hundreds before leaving Earth. Billy Butcher also wants to kill Omni-Man, though he is driven more by his hatred towards superhumans in general, regardless of their morality, and sees Nolan as a threat that needs to be neutralized before he ends up making things worse. Nolan himself pities Butcher for not growing past his hatred while he isn't fazed by Lex's good reputation and derides him for being the malignant narcissist that he truly is.
  • Having been raised in a Darwinistic mindset, Omni-Man was quick to learn about Apocalypse, an ancient and powerful mutant whose entire life philosophy was centered around on "the weak must die and the strong shall survive". Naturally, neither like the other; Nolan finds Apocalypse to be incredibly delusional and vindictive in how he wants to achieve his goals and that his desires for a "world of the strong" is really just a bunch of powerful beings governed by him. The mutant himself is rather apathetic to Nolan's opposition of him and simply sees him as a foe, albeit a pretty strong one, worthy of being one of his Horsemen (particularly Conquest), had Omni-Man simply been an ally. By extension, Nolan also scoffs at the core ideals and goals of the Grand United Alliance of Chaos as while it's certainly more open and inviting to its members, it still shares a similar philosophy as Apocalypse and Thragg.
  • His road to redemption lead him to Nagato and Obito Uchiha, two extremely powerful ninjas who headed an organization known as the Akatsuki, which they fronted (Nagato being the front whilst taking on the identity of "Pain", while Obito manipulated everything from the shadows and operated in the field as "Tobi" as a means to not arouse suspicion of his true identity). Initially, Nolan questioned the two, given that they (especially Obito) were the architects of a lot of tragedies they inflicted in their own world, though them having to prove their redemption in the Pantheon has led them in a similar route as Omni-Man himself, which intrigued him. Hence, Nolan established a good working relationship with Nagato and Obito, though he politely refused an offer to join their new organization, citing that he has his own business to carry out, though he will aid them in any time of need.
    • Omni-Man also found some degree of camaraderie with Darth Vader and Kylo Ren, who were also galactic tyrants who desired what they thought was for the best, in addition to being driven and motivated by a tragedy that drove them into villainy. Additionally, they also found redemption via a loved one they grew to care about. That said, the fact that Vader and Kylo are still stuck with their Sith Garb has been a point of contention for the two, especially Vader, who finds it a painful experience to be wearing a suit that is meant to be one of life-support. The two of them saw Nolan as a relatable figure on the path to redemption and have come to support one another in a mutual series of tasks and goals. It helps that they don't have much in the way of popularity, so Nolan, Vader, and Kylo feel indebted to aiding one another, alongside other figures like Nagato and Obito, who are also mutually allies with.
  • To his surprise, Omni-Man's story has been noted to be parallel to that of an alien hero and Earth immigrant known as Ultraseven. While both became heroes in their own right, Nolan was supposed to be an agent for Viltrum, biding his time until he could finally subjugate Earth to the Viltrumite Empire, whereas Ultraseven was heroic from the get-go, the one time where he Took a Level in Jerkass notwithstanding. That said, both did learn a lot of experience, namely that Nolan became more humanized and learned to appreciate altruism and family, whereas Ultraseven, whilst blending into human society as Dan Moroboshi, had to learn quickly that some humans can be vile and irredeemable, but that doesn't make the whole race bad by default. Both Nolan and Ultraseven acknowledged their parallels and the fact that they've had a son they're very much proud of. Sometimes the two will spar against each other to keep up with their powers or work together to keep the Pantheon safe and secure.
    • Beyond Ultraseven, Omni-Man also found himself to be similar to Ultraman Mebius and Hawkgirl in the aspect of being an immigrant to something, though Mebius, like Ultraseven, was a hero who bided his time in adapting to Earth and it;s cultural and societal standards, while Shiera Hall was a Thanagarian mole to the Justice League in the hopes of destroying Earth to secure victory against the Gordanians. Alas, Shiera's experience with the League and other heroes mellowed her out to the point of questioning her race's motives and then fully defecting to become a true hero. Despite his mixed reputation, Nolan is openly commendable to the two of them, with Shiera being one of the few members of the League who is on good terms with him without any form of difficult communication.
  • Nolan also found an unusual camaraderie in a former alien warlord named Hordak, who initially sought to conquer the galaxy by defeating Adora and her friends to assert himself as ruler of the universe, though he still exhibited a degree and respect towards his minions and close lieutenants, especially Entrapa, and fully turned away from evil when he realized just how much of a threat Horde Prime was, not to mention Horde Prime was generally dismissive of Hordak, despite the latter being the former's genetic successor of sorts. Thankfully, the two have been on a similar road in trying to be good and acknowledge that it's going to take a long time before they get there, but it's a relief to see that they have each other as good company for the moment.
  • It may be a bit too late on the matter when it comes to his mortal life, but Nolan does care a good deal about his family, especially his sons Mark and Oliver, the latter which he bought along into the Pantheon as a Herald. He sometimes visits the House of Family and Relatives, where he is treated with a lot of caution, a sign that Omni-Man's villainous actions aren't forgotten about, though he's gotten used to this from this point on. If anything, he checks in on the House to attend to the presence of Debbie and Andressa and provide them with some care and comfort. Also, if Debbie's ever interested, Nolan is more than welcome to take her to the House of Love and Affection to spend some quality time there. Mark is happy to see his father try to be a lot more open towards participating in regular activities and leisures in the Pantheon.
    • That said, it's best not to remind Nolan of his pre-redemption state nor the fact that he considered killing his son, but was unable to carry it out due to how Mark still had affection for him at the end of it all. These days, Nolan reserves some of his own scorn towards Abusive Parents like Ozai and Ragyo Kiryuin, mainly because Nolan himself came to understand the importance and value of family and that in spite of his own ruthlessness, he would never send his own sons out as cannon fodder, unlike Ozai and Ragyo, whom at best, only saw their children as tools to be used to advance their own gains and would damn their well-being willingly callously. That, and Ozai and Ragyo are obtuse about killing their own followers and dooming all of their subjects if it's convenient, much like Thragg. Ozai, having been somewhat humbled by his experience with Aang takes caution in dealing with Omni-Man whereas Ragyo is willing to go all-out, confident in that she has enough destructive power to kill Omni-Man.
  • All sorts of alien races elicit various sorts of feelings and perspectives for Omni-Man, but it is known that he is generally feared, primarily because of his capability to destroy a planet within seconds and move on to a second planet onwards without an issue. It's something Frieza took great awareness of, if mainly because Viltrumite's are very similar to Saiyans and Kryptonians, and has since aimed to find a way to either kill Omni-Man or humble him into submission, favoring the latter as if means the Galactic Conqueror would have an additional asset in taking on his ever-growing list of threats. Nolan rebuked that Frieza, nor his brother Cooler, are having none of it and is more than willing to kill the two of them due to their very nature of destroying worlds for profit and seeing any of their soldiers and resources as expendable.
    • Nolan is completely unempathetic towards the Martians and for once, nobody opposes him being more than willing to kill a large number of them if it means terrorizing them either into submission or to send a message to them about threatening the Pantheon next time. He also has gotten into fights against the Ur-Quan Kzer-Za, though they don't really hold any animosity towards Omni-Man and instead are only enemies out of their natural nature to oppose anyone as it genuinely sees anything as a threat and wants to assure that their enemies are dealt with, but also preserved for their own ends. Though Nolan is not allowing them to destroy the Pantheon's history and doesn't want to consider the possibility of what they might want to do for Viltrum if it ever does surface. And as for one of the Ur-Quan Battle Thralls, the Thraddash, as thick-headed as they are, their Might Makes Right antics on top of their inability to embrace pacifism in any manner makes him see the Thraddash as a mocking reflection of his race. After realizing that some of them wanted to join him after a period of time killing them in annoyance, he tries to avoid them as much as possible.
"You're going to lead our people to great heights. You're going to show them your ways... your compassion... you're going to... you're... Mark. You changed me. Change them."

Intermediate Gods

    Sol Badguy 
Frederick Bulsara, God of Atonement (Sol Badguy, The Guilty Gear, The Flame of Corruption, Sol Goodman)

Lesser Gods

    Celistia Ralgris 
Celistia Ralgris, Goddess of Unintended Large-Scale Consequences and Guilt (Celestia Ralgris, Celes, Knight Squadron Leader)
  • Lesser Goddess (Greater Goddess with Lindworm)
  • Symbol: Her Sword Device
  • Theme Music: Lack of Communication
  • Alignment: Lawful Good
  • Portfolio: The Ace, Adorkable, Light Is Good, Unknowingly Causing a Chain Reaction, Does Not Like Men (except maybe she does), Hidden Heart of Gold, Guilty Conscience, Wanting to Make Up For Her Mistakes
  • Domains: Knighthood, Air Combat, Cause and Effect, Atonement
  • Allies: Lux Arcadia, , Lisesharte Atismata, Krulcifer Einfolk, Yoruka Kirhime, Origami Tobiichi, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Ahsoka Tano, Princess Celestia, Kazumi Mishima (former High Priestess), good-align deities in the House of Felines
  • Enemies: Darth Sidious/Sheev Palpatine, Arcturus Mengsk, Sauron, Megatron, Celestia Ludenberg
  • Rival: Cecilia Alcott
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork with: Night Raid
  • It was discovered that the destruction of the Arcadia and the fall of Lux did not happen overnight. After some research was done on the event, several of the most tactical minds of the Pantheon discovered that the event linked to one Celistia Ralgris. Before anything rash could be done, Lux quickly defended her: Celistia was the first to discover how deep the corruption of the the old empire went and informed what she found out to Lux's grandfather and her mentor, Wade Roadbelt. When Wade confronted the emperor about it, he was executed and Lux's family side was banished from the castle without warning. For the next five years Celistia would feel guilty over it and after meeting the grandson of her teacher she did whatever it took to keep Lux from fighting, even if it meant acting harshly towards him. Lux assured her that she had nothing to feel guilty about as she only did what she could do at the time.
  • Happy that she ascended, Lux took her on a date to one of the House of Food's finest restaurants, using money lent to him by Bruce Wayne. As time passed, Celistia had too many drinks and stumbled to the floor when she tried to leave, and when Lux tried to catch her, he lost his footing and ended up landing on her breasts. Many gods couldn't help but laugh at the whole thing, to the embarrassment of both knights.
  • Very fond of cats and spends a lot of time in the House of Felines taking care of them.
  • Much like Lux, Celistia doesn't look forward to working with Night Raid. While she acknowledges the sad state of their world and that the empire they fight is no better than Arcadia, her honor as a knight prevents her from associating with the likes of them. Night Raid isn't really fond of Celistia either. At least Lux tries to be cordial with them; Celistia comes off as posturing and sanctimonious at times.
  • Originally she was viewed as a man hater because of her cold and aloof attitude towards the male gender. That is not true. She is actually very shy around boys of her age group and only acts the way she does to put up a brave front. Also, as said before, strong and respectable men got her where she is now.
  • One day, while continuing her studies in the House of Knowledge, she came across the famous Obi-Wan Kenobi giving a lecture to a class of knights. Seeing much of her old master in Obi-Wan, she told him about what happened to her actions. Obi-Wan, ever the wise mentor, comforted her saying she only did what she thought was right, and ultimately gave Lux the opportunity to be the hero he was always meant to be. Accepting Obi-Wan's advice, Celistia felt her burden had become lighter.
    • Her conversation with Obi-Wan was overheard by Ahsoka Tano, who shared her feelings of failure towards her master. A friendship bloomed that day, and both girls agreed to do right by the masters they lost and the friends they still have.
  • Sees a kindred spirit in Origami Tobiichi, as they were both consumed by guilt from the loss of a loved one and only found redemption in the hands of the men they loved.
  • Being the third Celistia to join the Pantheon, it is only natural she interacts with the other two.
    • She gets along swimmingly with Princess Celistia, who finds her chivalry and honor admirable. Even so, she thinks Ralgris takes things so seriously (likely a side-effect of attempting to atone for her mistakes) and encourages her to spend some time relaxing with her friends.
    • Celistia Ludenberg is an entirely different story. Aware of her Lack of Empathy and self-inflicted lies, Ralgris has proclaimed she will stop her if she ever lays a finger on Lux. Ludenberg, for now, has kept away from Ralgris, but doesn't rule out the opportunity to manipulate her for her own ends.
  • Felt proud that Lux defeated Ichika Orimura in a simulated duel, owing his victory to his honor and skill as a Drag-Knight. Cecilia Alcott took issue with this, claiming Lux only got lucky and Ichika deserved that victory. Unwilling to let this insult stand, Celistia challenged her to a battle. While Cecilia gave Celistia some trouble with her sniper skills, the Lindworm's superior speed and short-range teleportation ultimately won the fight. Relations between the two have been chilly ever since.
  • Has earned enemies in Darth Sidious and Arcturus Mengsk, considering them no better than the emperor her master tried to stop. For that reason, she has associated with Jim Raynor in his fight against Mengsk.
  • Also has a seat in the house of Character Actions.

Oichi, Goddess of Guilt and Apology (Ichi, The Demon Queen, Night Whisperer)
  • Lesser Goddess (can reach Intermediate-tier powers when near Nagamasa)
  • Symbol: The Azai Crest cradled by a pair of black hands
  • Theme Music: Nemure hi no Hana, Demons Raining Down from Heaven, Kanegasaki Dream Battle (Teppen default remix and Sengoku Machine Armor remix)
  • Alignment: True Neutral (can lean toward all shades of Chaotic depending on her mood and whoever affects her the most)
  • Portfolio: Apologizing, Super Tragic, Tear Jerking Life, Not-So-Evil Dark Power, Being Walked Over, Uncanny Valley Girl, Yandere, Voice of Mamiko Noto
  • Domains: Darkness, Emotion, Love
  • Herald: Azai Nagamasa (her husband)
  • Allies: Midna, Setsuko Ohara, Tokugawa Ieyasu, Litchi Faye-Ling, Jigglypuff, Lynette Bishop, Ishida Mitsunari, Mikan Tsumiki, Sanada Nobuyuki and Inahime, Date Masamune, Brynhild, Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger, Jun Kazama, Hel of Loki's Brood
  • Enemies: Oda Nobunaga (her brother), the Samurai Warriors version of Oda
  • Conflicting Opinion: Akechi Mitsuhide
  • The first thing she did after ascending was APOLOGIZING for all of the breaks that Setsuko suffered... even if she didn't do it. "Everything is Ichi's fault..."
  • At least had the gall to call out Mildred back in the day when she was evil, saying that her light is a lie.
  • Was once the plaything of her evil brother, but when she was deified, many good Gods made sure that she was freed from her brother's clutches. It still didn't stop her from apologizing for the atrocities that her brother ordered her to commit.
  • She wanders the Pantheon as something of a blank slate, wanting a friend to hug... with her giant demon claws. She may have found what she is looking for in either Lord Happy (Ieyasu) or Lord Grumpy (Mitsunari).
  • Left a good portion of the Pantheon speechless when she single-handedly stopped her brother's attempt at genocide and even subdued him back to his throne. Perhaps the most startling of all, was that she didn't breathe a single word of apology or guilt over the action.
  • For a time, she calmly awaited her dear husband Azai Nagamasa to join her in some capacity in the Pantheon. The rest of the Gods did their best to search for him, because sweet heavens knew what would've befallen the Pantheon in any event she snapped.
    • Thankfully, she was informed that Nagamasa himself had made it to the Pantheon as her herald. What commenced was a grand uninterrupted re-enactment of their original wedding that made Oichi really, really happy. Still didn't stop her to apologize for anything that goes wrong; one can only assume that's just how she is...
  • When around Jigglypuff, she takes a form of a MUCH more positive persona of herself to the point you wonder if the two of them really are the same person.
    • Regarding that, her Koei-self which predated that, is more than willing to help her more depressed self in anyway possible, even offering her universe's version of Azai Nagamasa to give her a bit more encouragement than the other one would.
  • Brynhild has taken quite a shine on Oichi due to not only sounding almost exactly the same as her, but also for the utter tragedy that got onto her due to love. At the very least, about Oichi, Brynhild might not be that tempted to eventually kill her out of love, making her friendship with Oichi one of the safest she ever had. Just not romantically.
  • At one point, Hel of Loki's Brood ended up visiting Oichi and her light side attempted to cheer her up, which nearly succeeded... until her dark side took over and started ridiculing her for being too timid to use her dark power gleefully... Prompting Oichi to go full on dark-possessed on her, in which she actually showed considerable power that Dark Hel was impressed... just in time for Light Hel to took over... The next thing Azai Nagamasa saw when he crossed by was Oichi profusely apologizing all the time while Light Hel was curling and crying like a baby, scared shitless. Nagamasa prompted to take Hel home since Oichi was in no condition to escort her, and thankfully, there was no Split Personality mishap on the way home.

    Siegfried Schtauffen 
Siegfried Schtauffen, God of Angsting Over Terrible Sins (Azure Knight, Nightmare (formerly), A Soul in the Purgatory)
  • Lesser God, borderline Intermediate (Intermediate God, borderline Greater either as Nightmare or when possessing Soul Calibur)
  • Symbol: His default sword Requiem
  • Theme Music: "Forsaken Sanctuary, "Destiny Will Tell", "Till Fate Writes My Epitaph"
  • Alignment: Currently Neutral Good, formerly Chaotic Evil when possessed by Soul Edge
  • Portfolio: Giant Sword Fighting with Surprisingly Confusing Battlestyle, Compensating Speed over Power and Defense, Repenting for One's Sins which he Deeply Regrets, Accidentally Killed his Father, Cynical Heroes (Who Used to be Idealistic), An Ice Person, Empowered Badass Normal, Long-Haired Pretty Boy, Choosing to Fight Against Soul Edge despite his ongoing Regret and Shame
  • Domains: Heroes, War, Redemption, Tragedy, Sins, Corruption, Amends
  • Heralds: The Schwarzwind Band, most notably Salia Oldschmidt
  • High Priest: Max Damage
  • Followers: Kyoichiro Kuroi/Kamen Rider 3
  • Allies: Hildegard von Krone, Sophitia Alexandra, Cassandra Alexandra, Cloud Strife, Siegfried, Sol Badguy, Kuai Liang/Sub-Zero, Raiden, Hal Jordan/Green Lantern, Origami Tobiichi, Guts, Link, Jin Kazama, Aragorn, Frodo and Bilbo Baggins, Tyrion, Teclis, Tommy Oliver, Ventus,
  • Odd Friendship: Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader, Al Simmons/Spawn, Kratos
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Grøh
  • Enemies: Nightmare, Tira, Cervantes de León, Sauron, Saruman, Arthas Menethil, Lord Drakkon, Ganondorf, Malebolgia, The Godhand, Griffith, Garlic Jr., Vanitas, Kazuya Mishima, Heihachi Mishima
  • Interests: Algol, Zasalamel
  • On Speaking Terms With: Oedipus, Dr. Henry Jekyll
  • Unknown Relation: Hakumen
  • Opposes: Soul Calibur
  • Siegfried Schtauffen was once the young son of a royal knight of the Roman Empire, Frederick. His pathway led to a different turn as Siegfried opted to join a band of bandits known as the Schwarzwind. Soon rising up to become the groups leader, they determined that a band of knights had abandoned their crusade in a civil war in the Roman Empire and that they decided to attack them as a retribution for abandoning their fights, in addition to looting their possessions for themselves. They did just that... only for Siegfried to realized that their leader, whom he decapitated was his own father. This drove Siegfried into deep despair and this led him into an obsession to find the fabled sword, Soul Edge, after being promised that said blade may allow him to reunite with his father. He did manage to fight his way to the blade after a climactic battle between it's former owner, Cervantes de León, and two women, Sophitia Alexandra and Taki, who were sent out to destroy the weapon. The moment Siegfried laid a finger on what was left of Soul Edge, the blade immediately took the opportunity to possess Siegfried and take over his mind and body. Rebranding itself as Nightmare, the possessed Siegfried became a force of terror, corrupting others to become crazed demonic beings called Malfested and laying waste and ruin to countless settlements. However, the efforts of a trio of wandering warriors from Asia managed to defeat Nightmare and separate Soul Edge from Siegfried, who became horrified and traumatized by the actions he had committed as Nightmare. Realizing that he cannot turn back, Siegfried took the opportunity to arm himself and set off on a path to redemption, making it his life's goal to destroy a resurfaced Nightmare and Soul Edge once and for all in a bid to atone for his father's accidental murder and his actions as Nightmare.
  • Siegfried's tale has been an exhausting and long one, and he's all too aware of this. However, things became more complicated there was the existence of another timeline where Siegfried had just become free of Nightmare's influence but had yet to take possession of Soul Calibur nor deal the finishing blow to the Azure Knight that put an end to him for around 17 years. The one thing that has remained consistent is that he aims for redemption based on the actions he committed, but still feels shaken up by it and is prone to lashing out and angsting over them. As a result, his ascension in the Pantheon was a complicated case; the Siegfried here is from the new timeline, though is not really aware of the original one, with Zasalamel and Cassandra being the only two individuals from his universe to be aware of the existence of both timelines. As of now, Siegfried takes up a lonely residence in a wholly new realm and is adamant in finding peace for himself. Though little does he know, he will be meeting up with a few kindred spirits and those who are willing to relate and understand him.
  • While Siegfried is normally by himself, he did consider Schwarzwind to be close companions to him, to the point where they were bought along as his personal heralds. As of now, due to Siegfried's absence, one of his closest confidants, Salia Oldschmidt, took up the leadership role until he comes back and it's been hinted that her relationship with Siegfried may go a little deeper than what's expected. Though Siegfried has made it clear that he does value his companions and is willing to defend them if given the opportunity. That, and despite his insistency of wanting to be left alone, he admits that sometimes a good company can keep him lively for a short time. If anything, the only reason he is so distant is that he feels as if Nightmare still has some sort of hold towards him and he doesn't want to endanger anyone, something which has proven to be very difficult for Siegfried to handle.
  • Even before arriving in the Pantheon, Siegfried was already accustomed to learning about visitors and individuals from other worlds and realms stumbling across another, and he's already familiar enough with those who instinctively ended up fighting against others from Siegfried's world, though at the end of the day, there's no sense of animosity between each other and they ended up leaving either in good or on neutral terms. Siegfried is contend with the fact that at the very least, they didn't fall prey to the temptations of Soul Edge and it's corruptive nature, something which he speaks out from experience. And the fact that it is in the Pantheon alongside Nightmare means that Siegfried is all the more determined to put a stop to the cursed blade before it potentially poisons the Pantheon's residents to malevolence and insanity, prompting them to destroy one another for the sake of their souls to be consumed by an evil sword.
    • To his surprise, Siegfried ended up forming some kind of understanding with three individuals who once visited their world. Unlike most individuals who tended to either oppose Kratos for damning Olympus and take out his rage disproportionately, Siegfried was able to directly approach and offer the Ghost of Sparta some form of condolences, stating that the road to redemption is also a pathway that he is pursuing. The fact that Kratos killed his daughter in a blind frenzy was eerily similar to Siegfried's murder of his own father was not lost on the latter, rather it furthered the fact that they were able to understand one another on an emotional level to a good degree. Not to mention Kratos is wanting to better himself by trying to mentor his son, Atreus into becoming a better person than he is, which Siegfried respected. Though he may not know it for now, he did attempt to reform Schwarzwind into a mercenary group dedicated to opposing Soul Edge in the original timeline.
    • Al Simmons was a CIA Officer who had willingly and remorselessly committed crimes and terrible actions, until he himself was betrayed and killed. He went to hell for what he did and while he returned as a Hellspawn, he became wracked with guilt over what he had done and took steps into becoming a better person by becoming an Anti-Hero known as Spawn and serving as a guardian for a homeless community. Spawn himself was no stranger to Soul Edge, having personally fought against the Evil Weapon before. This intrigued Siegfried and the two related to one another regarding terrible acts and their remorse over them. Though Al is rather conflicted on whether redemption is possible for him or not as while he sometimes think he isn't, his friends and supporters say otherwise. Regardless, Spawn supports Siegfried on his journey and entruysts him to succeed where he has failed.
    • Another surprising friendship came in the form of Anakin Skywalker, a former Jedi Knight who fell to the Dark Side and rechristened himself into Darth Vader by the end of the Clone Wars, after which he established himself as a Sith Lord and one of the most feared beings in the galaxy. However, despite his reputation and actions, Vader indulged in self-loathing and initially believed himself to be incapable of redemption, that was, until he encountered his long-lost son, Luke, who managed to convince Vader to turn back and redeem himself, which Vader was able to do, shortly before he died. While in the Pantheon, Anakin remained in his suit, but chooses not to be called Vader personally as he no longer wanted to be associated with his time as a Galactic Empire enforcer. Siegfried feels the same way, although he feels haunted by his actions as Nightmare and admits that it's not an easy thing to move on from. Anakin is open to helping out Siegfried whenever possible as a result which he feels thankful for.
  • He has a great deal of admiration towards Link, seeing him as an Ideal Hero, accounting to the fact that he never gave into the evils of Hyrule and always providing a beacon of hope for his world. The fact that the Master Sword actually housed a benevolent figure named Fi was not something unfamiliar with Siegfried, given the situation regarding Soul Edge and Soul Calibur, and unfortunately, the latter also turned out to be just as devious as its predecessor as well as Siegfried returning the favor in aiding Link against his issues and foes, most notably Ganondorf. Link is very eager to help out Siegfried in combating Soul Edge as well as finding atonement for him. Link's selfless attitude also reminds Siegfried of Sophitia, which arguably helped in him getting along with the Hero of Time.
  • While Siegfried has struggled with willpower despite his determined nature to atone for his actions and destroying Soul Edge, the Green Lantern Corps see him as someone who is capable of possessing a Green Lantern Ring as they believe Siegfried has the capability to overcome great fear. At one point, Siegfried did encounter Hal Jordan and was initially wary of what a Green Lantern was capable of. Initially defensively hostile, Hal was quick to explain the situation, though Siegfried stated that while Hal and his organization are heading for a noble cause, he doesn't see himself as someone working for an intergalactic organization focused on peacekeeping. That said, the two did bond when Siegfried found out that Hal went through a similar predicament as he did; he was driven by the grief of losing Coast City and out of anger at being denied bringing back what he loved, he attacked his corps and took over their Central Battery Core, becoming Parallax and aiming to destroying the universe so that he could remake it in his own vision. Though he did recover and felt guilty over what he did. He made his own attempt in redemption, which came in the form of restoring the Green Lantern Corps and has since strived to be the hero he was meant to be. This felt inspiring enough for Siegfried and he thanked Hal for giving him motivation, though he secretly feels as if he's going to have to try harder to earn the atonement he aims for.
  • Given his experience on Soul Edge, Siegfried felt incredibly intimidated by Sauron and The One Ring once he got around to learn about it. The fact that the Ring was a conscious, malevolent entity in the shape of an object, much like Soul Edge itself was enough to declare that and Sauron as dire enemies that he would have to face off against at some point. By extension, he also got around to meet with Aragorn, a ranger and heir to the throne of Gondor who was part of a Fellowship to destroy The One Ring. While Aragorn felt at unease by Siegfried's actions, he was able to tell that his goal for atonement was genuine and hoped him for the best. Siegfried also managed to strike an Odd Friendship with Bilbo and Frodo Baggins; they understood the burdens of being corrupted and having to destroy a great evil as well as having to bear emotional losses, though Siegfried feels as if Frodo accomplished a greater feat them himself and openly shows him a lot of respect, though Frodo and Bilbo affirmed that he shouldn't beat himself up too much regarding his struggle with the past and Soul Edge. Siegfried has since told them that he's trying for now.
  • Oddly enough, Siegfried finds himself sympathizing with Oedipus, despite their notable differences. Both of them did kill their fathers unexpectedly and unknowingly and it has haunted them ever since. While Oedipus doesn't really have much to offer to Siegfried regarding his aim for redemption, he does state that he is open to having a conversation with him and trying to get along. Seeing as he's one of the few figures who knows how it's like killing a loved one out of pure coincidence, Siegfried doesn't mind, though he does admit that Oedipus having a sexual encounter with his own mother was hard to stomach, even if that too came off as accidental. On the other hand, Origami Tobiichi was a complicated case; she was motivated by the death of her parents, which led her to hating Spirits as one of them was responsible for their deaths... except that Origami was a Spirit herself and she was the one who killed her own parents, a fact that she didn't take very well. Of course, Siegfried found some relatability in that regard and tries to attend her presence in an effort to talk and comfort her. Origami has felt some solace over having a new friend, whom she can also fight alongside with, even though Origami already had a company that helped her to open up and move on from her hatred towards Spirits.
  • While the topic of Patricide is obviously sensitive to Siegfried, he is actually quite used to having to hear similar tales regarding others. One such was the circumstances of the Mishima Family, which started when Heihachi chose to imprison his father, Jinpachi, in order to seize leadership of the Mishima Zaibatsu organization and later throw his son, Kazuya, off a cliff just to see if he was strong enough to survive. And then he also tried to backstab and kill his grandson, Jin to protect his position in the company, but also because he was afraid of the Devil Gene that Jin and Kazuya had possessed, which was passed down by Heihachi's wife, Kazumi, whom Heihachi killed regrettably. Of course, Seigfried is not fond of Heihaci for obvious reasons, and despite wanting to reason with Kazuya, the fact that he was willing to embrace the Devil Gene means that Seigfried has no choice but to fight against him. On the other hand, he and Jin got along as they share each others' burdens of feeling alienated, possessing a demonic power that tends to be out of their control, and for committing terrible actions that they wish they could make amends with. While he doesn't like to admit it, Siegfried does get why Jin wants to kill his father though he'd rather state that he finds some peace, which Jin also reciprocates with mutual respect.
  • During a lone travel around the Pantheon, Siegfried randomly came across Tommy Oliver. The two were quick to register one another as warriors, though their curiosity piqued when the two began to learn more about each other. Suddenly, they were attacked a group of enemies which they quickly fended off, after which Siegfried became aware of what exactly a Power Ranger is. As the two spent some time together, they realized how both of them were on a road to redemption, though Tommy has since accomplished his a long time ago whereas Siegfried's was still ongoingnote . This helped to respect and see each other as worthy comrades and ever since then, the two have been willing to help out one another at some points, with Tommy sincerely wishing Siegfried luck.
    • Speaking of which, Siegfried would also come to learn about Lord Drakkon, a version of Tommy from an alternate universe where he willingly chose to become evil and revel in his actions, not caring about the consequences and wanting to prove himself to be the ideal iteration of Tommy Oliver, much to everyone's disgust. When it comes to Siegfried, Drakkon sees him as an enemy under the simple fact of him being a friend to Tommy, but Siegfried sees him as a reflection of what if Siegfried didn't regret killing his father and willingly chose to reobtain Soul Edge upon being freed from it's influence, a though that he obviously doesn't like. It's no surprise that Siegfried actively opposes Lord Drakkon, not just because he's a delusion madman who is willing to destroy multiverses, but also because of the fact that he reminds Siegfried of what he potentially could have been had he thought atonement was a waste.
  • He was suddenly attacked by Vanitas, who personally saw Siegfried as a magnet of negative emotions whom he could use to further his creation of Unversed, something which Siegfried did not take kindly to and they became enemies ever since. That said, he didn't learn that like Nightmare, Vanitas was actually a malignant manifestation of something, that is until word of mouth between Siegfried and Vanitas's fights caught the attention of Ventus who was quick to encounter and quickly befriend Siegfried. It was also here where he found out the true nature of Vanitas's existence, considering that Vanitas initially used to be a manifestation of Ventus's negative emotions, which came into it's own being after they were forcibly cast out by Ventus's former master, Xehanort. As a result, Siegfried was open to bonding with and fighting alongside Ventus as well has having more reasons to oppose Vanitas as the last thing Siegfried expects is Vanitas choosing to align with Nightmare and/or covet Soul Edge due to their rather similar origins.
  • Became well-associated with Guts, a feat that only a few beings in the Pantheon can claim due to Guts's solitary nature in part due to him being branded by the Godhand, which attracts demonic beings known as Apostles who want to personally hunt down and kill him. That said, Guts has been working on his personal issues and has come to form his own group of comrades and close friends, all of whom he cares deeply for and serve as an anchor for his emotional and psychological well-being. Guts sees Siegfried as a kindred spirit of sorts, both being men who have been burdened by tragic circumstances outside of their control and being forced into fighting for a great evil, though Guts has found more reasons for living besides revenge whereas Siegfried is currently trapped in his own goals. Additionally, both can understand why they remain distant from others as they feel that they would attract evil beings into their presence, which would endanger those around them. In spite of that, Siegfried seems to be open to tagging along with Guts as he feels that he seems to be the sort of company that he could really immerse himself into.
    • Speaking of revenge, Siegfried got to learn about Griffith and the Godhand from Guts and immediately took to being wary about them. Due to him being very considerate of Schwarzwind, Siegfried despised Griffith for selling out his own group, the Band of the Hawk, to Apostles just so he can become a Godhand and achieve his dreams at the expense of everyone he supposedly looked after and inspired. That, and the fact that the Apostles may not be all that different from Malfested due to them being corrupted individuals who desire to kill, except Apostles chose to become what they are as opposed to Malfested who were simply corrupted and driven insane by the presence and influence of Soul Edge. As a result, Siegfried found Gut's desire for revenge against Griffith justified as the former was also a member of the Band and was inspired by the latter, as well as affirming his opposition against whatever Apostles comes in his way as well as the Godhand.
  • Siegfried's goal of redemption attracted the intrigue of a mysterious individual known as Hakumen, whose own goal is to maintain justice as a "True Hero". Though antagonistic, Hakumen takes no pleasure in it, only doing what he has to do out of duty and necessity. Hakumen makes it clear that he doesn't have much of an interest when it comes to Siegfried's path to atonement, though his past means that he could become a grave threat if left unchecked, hence he has him as a target to fight against. By extension, Hakumen also wants to see if Siegfried is actually worthy in his aim for redemption, hence his focus on fighting him, though Siegfried woud rather keep his distance. There is some pity to be had, given that Hakumen is actually a future version of Jin Kisaragi, who was obsessively driven to kill his brother, Ragna out of misfortunes that cost Jin a chance for a normal life and being a good person. That said, while they aren't on good terms, Hakumen will give in to respect Siegfried if the latter defeats the former in a swordfight.
"I will not Surrender to this Nightmare!"


    Soichiro Yagami 
Soichiro Yagami, God of Oblivious Guilt Slinging (Chief Yagami, Deputy Director, Yonjuro Asahi, James Turner)


    Hester Prynne 
Hester Prynne, Goddess of Humiliating Marks
  • Quasideity
  • Symbol: The scarlet letter "A"
  • Alignment: True Neutral
  • Portfolio: Mal Mariée, Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder, Accidental Adultery, Once Done, Never Forgotten, Slut-Shaming, All of the Other Reindeer, The Atoner
  • Domains: Ostracism, Lust, Guilt, Faith, Society
  • Herald: Pearl (her illegitimate daughter)
  • Allies: Tess Durbeyfield, Helen Graham, Offred, Norman Babcock and Agatha Prenderghast, Pocahontas, Zuko, Kratos
  • Enemies: Frollo, Rev. Harry Powell
  • Hester Prynne comes from a 17th century Puritan community. Her husband had been missing for a long time and she was assumed to be a widow, however she got pregnant out of wedlock and refused to say who the father was. This got her accused of adultery, which was considered a crime at the time. After serving time in jail, where she gave birth to her daughter Pearl, a scarlet letter "A" (for "adulteress") was sewed into the lapel of her dress so everyone would always know her sin. She lived in the edges of her community and raised Pearl, who was likewise shunned by her peers and grew wild. Adding to Hester's worries was the return of her husband Roger Chillingworth, who left Hester in peace but took to tormenting Rev. Dimmesdale, believing he had been Hester's lover. That belief turned out to be the truth and the guilt ended up killing Dimmesdale after he confessed his sin in front of the community. Chillingworth also died sometime after, leaving a large inheritance to Pearl. Hester reclaimed some respect from her neighbors for her skill as a seamstress and charity work and lived out her life (always wearing the letter) so that she died in relative peace and was buried near Dimmesdale.
  • She was placed in the Pantheon after her death and is not overly enthused at her title, which emphasizes the reminder of the sin that burdened her for so much of her life. Even so, she resigned herself to it, reasoning that if God still wants her to live with the scarlet letter, then so be it. The saving grace is that the denizens of the Pantheon, for the most part, have a very different mentality from the Puritan community she called home, and people who actively ostracize and insult her are the exception, not the rule. Other than that, she lives her life in the Pantheon much like she did in the mortal realm, doing work as a seamstress and good deeds for the poor. Her temple is an isolated cottage located by the edge of some woods, similar to her old home.
  • Among the closest friends she's made since ascending are fellow suffering heroines from literary classics, such as Tess Durbeyfield and Helen Graham. Hester and Tess can relate to each other over being shamed for sleeping with men outside of marriage; in Tess' case, there's also the fact that she was raped by the man she supposedly sinned with, so she has the added pain of being shamed for something that was forced on her, which Hester is disgusted by. Helen Graham never technically committed adultery or had extramarital relations (unless one counts emotionally), but she definitely suffered at the hands of her abusive and uncaring husband, whom she ran away from, more for the sake of her child's education than her own sake. That kind of sacrifice for one's child is something Hester can relate to; she also sees something of her marriage to Chillingworth in Helen's ill-fated marriage, not so much because Chillingworth was abusive to her (he wasn't), but because he still turned out to be a vengeful monster Hester is ashamed to have married.
  • The more predictable people who still take issue with her so-called crime of adultery are the religious fanatics, such as Frollo. He is someone who would happily condem those he perceives as sinners to death, and he emphasizes women and sexual intercourse as bringing ruin to the righteous. Through that logic, he blames Dimmesdale and Chillingworth's demises on Hester and uses this to condemn her further. This obviously offends Hester, but she's also shocked at just how extreme his beliefs are; the Puritan community she comes from may have dealt in harsh judgement, but Frollo is of a whole other level of brutality that Hester had never personally witnessed before. At any rate, she maintains that her sin is strictly a matter between her and God alone, and she has no obligation to listen to other opinions, especially not corrupted men of the cloth.
  • Harry Powell is arguably more insane with Frollo, but he knows to mask it with a veneer of pleasantness, which initially succeeded in getting him in Hester's good graces as she thought him a charismatic and understanding reverend like Dimmesdale. But Hester's life experience was quick to clue her in there was something decidedly off about him, so that when he proposed her marriage, she turned him down. This led to him invading her temple one night, determined to bring his version of God's judgement upon her, and while it was a harrowing experience for Hester, she managed to blind him with her sewing needles and incapacitate him so she had time to call the authorities on him. Even in that state, Powell made no secret of his contempt for her, which he feels for all women but especially those like Hester who have blatantly strayed from God's path. Hester understood then what a profoundly deranged man he was, but refused to be cowed by him and plainly said he was the one who strayed, which sent him into hysterical anger but he could do nothing about it as he was dragged away.
  • Despite her religious background, Hester's ostracism by her community made her not wholly unsympathetic to witches and she was tempted to join them when a local witch known as Mistress Hibbins (sister to the governor) invited her to a coven, but she resisted as she had Pearl to think about. Hester wasn't surprised that such witches made it into the Pantheon, but she was surprised that at least one of them, Agatha Prenderghast, is not nearly as sinister as the idea she had of witches. In fact, Hester feels a kinship towards Agatha, as well as her co-god Norman, for the unfair ostracism they suffered at the hands of their neighbors. The pair's only "crimes" were their harmless ability to see the dead, which they have no control over, so it really saddens Hester to see such young children already being targets of so much unwarranted hostility, especially Agatha, who was even executed.
  • Hester would learn that some societies take a far more literal and strict reading of the Bible than her Puritan community ever did. She became fast friends with Offred, who described Gilead to Hester in all its sordid detail and specifically the ridiculous limitations it places on women, making Hester's Puritan neighbors look positively liberal. Given Gilead is created in the far future from Hester's perspective, and comes after centuries of people learning to respect others' individual freedoms, it makes Hester very depressed to know there will always be people eager to build a world where they can pass harsh judgement to whoever displeases them for some arbitrary reason. Offred assures her that there is still freedom outside Gilead, and within it there is La Résistance, so it's not all hopeless.
  • Since she lived in American colonies in the 17th century, Hester is used to the sight of First Nations people, who incidentally misinterpreted her scarlet letter as indicative of an important person. She was rather interested to meet Pocahontas, one of the more famous Native Americans of the era, somewhat relating to the way she ended up being treated as a mere curiosity among so-called "civilization", despite that they regarded her as a princess on paper. Hester's open mind and bond with the natural world (the only place where she was allowed to be truly free) are a credit to her as far as Pocahontas is concerned, with the Indian maiden regarding Hester as one of the few truly good colonists.
  • Hester shows a lot of interest in meeting other deities bearing marks of shame, and has discovered that some are even being more permanent and painful than her scarlet letter; that's the case with Zuko, whose famous burn mark over his eye was inflicted on him by his abusive father after Zuko dared to speak against him, leading to Zuko committing atrocities to regain his honor and father's approval. Fortunately, Zuko managed to find himself again and overcome his insecurities, and in the end fought for what's right. Hester can certainly respect someone who went through such a tortured personal journey to overcome their shame, especially with Zuko being very young at the time. Zuko returns the sentiment, recognizing Hester as a fellow misfit who had to learn to live with her own shame and rise above it.
  • Kratos was someone who was a bit harder for Hester to empathize with, since his mark of shame came from murdering his own wife and son in a fit of rage and his overall brutal and angry attitude doesn't help matters. Nonetheless, Hester came to realize that Kratos is not entirely to be blamed for what happened, as he was toyed with by cruel pagan gods. He also seems to be trying to turn a new leaf, live in peace and raise his living son properly despite the fact that trouble just gravitates towards him, something Hester can certainly sympathize with after raising Pearl all on her own. With all that in mind, she hopes Kratos can find peace and happiness in life someday. Kratos also recognizes Hester as someone who is burdened with past sins, and has been known to protect her once in a while.

    Karin Maaka 
Karin Maaka, Goddess of Embarrassment
  • Quasideity (Lesser Goddess if going berserk)
  • Symbol: A Red Flower dripping with Blood.
  • Theme Music: scarlet by BRACE;d
  • Alignment: Lawful Good
  • Portfolio: High Pressure Nosebleeds, Luminescent Blushing, Friendly Neighborhood Vampire (and an unorthodox one, at that, even by her world's standards), Cute Little Fangs, Buxom Beauty Standard, Inelegant Blubbering, Shrinking Violet, Daywalking Vampire
  • Domains: Embarrassment, Blushing, Unusual Vampires, Blood
  • Heralds: her family, Kenta Usui (her husband), Kanon Usui (her daughter)
  • Allies: Sorin Marko, Rutile, Yuri Hyuga, Alice Elliot, Natsuno Yuuki, Seras Victoria, Dunsparce
  • Fears: Dracula (Castlevania), Alucard
  • Avoids: most other vampires, the Puella Magi
  • Being the token powerless member of her family, Karin has gone on record saying she's absolutely stunned that someone like herself managed to become a GODDESS. Of course, she finds her title pretty embarrassing...
  • Tries to stay out of her own house most of the time, by virtue of the more depressed gods and goddesses there setting her blood off. Avoids most of the Puella Magi like the plague as well: their level of misfortune triggers a truly MASSIVE nosebleed almost instantaneously, while she usually has a couple of seconds of warning to try to hold it in. About the only member of the Puella Magi she can safely be around is Madoka Kaname herself, and even then her blood gets a little jumpy.
    • To say nothing of The White: she actually lost enough blood to go into shock when she encountered them. Luckily, Flynn managed to bail her out and she made a full recovery in short order.
  • Has proven in times of extreme strain, usually if she holds her blood in for too long, to actually have a couple of the powers other vampires do, such as enhanced strength, senses, and telekinesis. The extent of her hidden abilities are unknown, as Karin tries to avoid this state if possible: it has the side effect of her going completely berserk.
  • Terrified to the point of borderline comatose of Alucard. The latter mostly ignores her, not considering her a threat worth killing.
  • Has forged an Odd Friendship with Sorin Markov of the House of Magic. Sorin has actually offered to teach Karin Blood Magic, considering how much of the stuff she has to work with. Karin has declined for the time being, but said she'd think about it.
    • An early attempt didn't go well. Sorin started with the absolute basic of basics: controlling the blood itself telepathically. Karin, asked to puncture her thumb to give them some to work with, used one of her own fangs to do so. The result was...messy. After leaving for a moment to clean himself off, Sorin put her through her paces, to no avail: Karin's control extended to creating little bubbles on the surface of the blood, while she ended up with a pounding migraine. Sorin is disappointed, but confident she'll get better.
  • Takes periodic trips to the House of Health and Diseases to donate blood. She's considered a dream come true in that regard: she has a far quicker recovery time than other donors, meaning she can donate more often, her blood can be received by almost anyone, and those who get a transfusion of her blood are less susceptible to complications after the fact.
  • Because of how timid and self-conscious Dunsparce is, he found himself relating to Karin due to how often she got herself in embarrassing situations.

    Trevor Reznick 
Trevor Reznick, God of the Accidental Child-Killer Backstory
  • Quasideity
  • Symbol: A post-it note depicting a completed game of hangman with the letters spelling out “killer”
  • Alignment: True Neutral (formerly had unstable bouts of Chaotic Neutral behavior)
  • Portfolio: Unreliable Narrator, Nothing but Skin and Bones, Mental Story, Trauma-Induced Amnesia, Sanity Slippage, The Insomniac, Post-it Notes
  • Domains: Trauma, Mentalism
  • Avatar: Christian Bale
  • Allies: Simon Henriksson, Jesse Pinkman
  • Avoids: John Kramer, Jonathan Crane
  • Sympathy from: Sunny
  • Foil to: Travis Bickle
  • Trevor Reznick is an emaciated machinist who is suffering from insomnia and is distant from almost everyone he meets, with the exceptions of a hooker named Stevie and a waitress named Marie. A meeting with a man named Ivan sends Trevor’s life spiraling out of control, with him getting fired from his job and later barred from visiting Stevie as a result of his increasing paranoia. Trevor later learning that there never was someone named Marie working as a waitress at the airport cafe he visited and a confrontation with Ivan forces Trevor to confront a terrible truth about himself. A year prior to his reckoning, Trevor was responsible for a hit-and-run accident that caused the death of a young boy, which later contributed to Trevor’s deteriorating condition and Ivan, who no one else could see, served as a manifestation of the monster Trevor saw himself as. It’s only when Trevor turns himself in to the police and admits his crime that he can finally be at peace with himself and go to sleep.
  • It had been at least a year since Trevor had been in prison when he was told that someone wanted to visit him. His visitor empathized with his psychological plight and asked Trevor if he was interested in potentially furthering recovery, a question Trevor wasn’t sure how to answer. The visitor showed Trevor some papers for the Pantheon, a place where people who went through terrible ordeals can be given the means to live a normal life. This potential extension to Trevor’s recovery was not without some issues ranging from dealing with fantastical elements Trevor was unfamiliar with to dealing with obstacles that would remind him of his dark past. Although Trevor was wary about getting involved in a place where he could end up falling back to his unstable condition after running over that child, the visitor assured Trevor that even if he opted not to get too heavily involved with what happens in the Pantheon, there will at least be something there to ensure his state of mind will be at peace.
  • One of the few entities in the Pantheon that Trevor was able to maintain amiability towards was Simon Henriksson, who also endured psychological turmoil following a nasty accident. Beyond the dark irony of Trevor causing a hit-and-run while Simon was victim of such a crime, both had to contend with dark manifestations of themselves with Ivan representing Trevor’s guilt and Book Simon being the cause of Simon’s misery and learned that the only way to be on the road to recovery was to confront their own darkness. When it came to hallucinations, the freakish-looking monsters that Simon confronted were far more dangerous than anything Trevor had to endure both from a psychological and physical standpoint. Regardless of Simon going through a more extreme version of Trevor’s ordeal that could have potentially ended in tragedy, Simon was understanding of what Trevor went through and given how Simon is working on recovering from his psychological problems, he’s willing to help Trevor in that aspect.
  • Like Trevor, Rust Cohle was involved in a hit-and-run incident that personally took a toll on his life, with the victim being Rust’s daughter. This led to Rust’s wife divorcing him and Rust becoming an alcoholic and developing a nihilistic view about humanity. Being a detective, Rust is dedicated to stopping crime in spite of his outlook on humanity and it was news for him to learn about another man who ruined his life as a result of an accidental hit-and-run. Trevor didn’t really have anything to live for in contrast to Rust doing detective work despite his alcoholism and nihilism, so when Trevor was brought up to Rust, he replied that not everyone can change for the better, but finding something worth living for after understanding what regret is can be a start.
  • Before meeting the Venom Symbiote, Eddie Brock was involved in a hit-and-run accident that caused the death of a child similar to what Trevor did, but the aftermath of the child getting run over was different. Where Trevor attempted to repress that memory before coming to terms with his actions, Eddie knew from the start that he was guilty of the accident, but ended up absolving himself of that responsibility due to the influence of his father, an action that would affect his personality for years. It took plenty of time for Eddie to better himself as a person and while the Venom Symbiote was a terrifying entity for those unaware of it, Eddie would work with it to fight against frightening foes, furthering his complicated path to being a hero. For an ordinary person who was mentally unwell such as Trevor, seeing something as unnatural as the Venom Symbiote bonded to what appeared to be a physically capable man (albeit one who has made the effort to be a more heroic figure and is understanding of Trevor’s past hit-and-run ordeal), seeing it almost felt like a worse version of his past hallucinations even if others can see the symbiote.
  • While Sunny had a similar ordeal when it came to confronting the accidental murder of a child, how things panned out were different as Trevor apparently never had any genuine friends to hang out with compared to Sunny. Sunny created an imaginary world in his head as a means to cope with him being responsible for the death of his own sister and much like how Ivan was a manifestation of Trevor’s guilt, Omori was a representation of the depression Sunny suffered following Mari’s death. Both Trevor and Sunny had to come clean about them causing the sudden death of a child, though Trevor noted that getting involved in such a murder while having a group of friends like what Sunny went through had the potential to be more devastating for multiple people than Trevor’s own accidental manslaughter. The two were also relatively quiet individuals, though given how Sunny had a strong bond with his group of friends (who saw a bit of Sunny in Trevor when Sunny mentioned him to the group), he believes there is a chance that Trevor can open up to more people even if the process will take time.
  • Within his hallucinations, Trevor befriended a boy named Nicholas, who appeared to be the son of Maria and it only ended up being more devastating for Trevor when he learned the truth about what he did back then. Nicholas was identical to the boy Trevor ran over and Maria was a representation of the boy’s mother, both of their lives being destroyed as a result of Trevor’s negligence back then. As far as the Pantheon is concerned, Trevor is aware that not everyone is willing to forgive him for admitting that he killed a child. If there is something that he is furious about, it’s hearing about the number of entities who are willing to deliberately harm, if not outright kill, children as they serve as reminders of how worse Trevor could have been if he didn’t admit his guilt.
  • As much as Trevor knows that he isn’t expecting forgiveness from everyone over what he did back then, he’s dismayed to learn there are some who are willing to brutally punish criminals, regardless of whether their actions were accidents or not. John Kramer was someone who frightened Trevor given how he punishes those that are guilty of something by putting them through deadly games that can cause further physical and psychological harm to those that are caught in it. Kramer found something intriguing about how someone who committed a crime (even if it was accidental) eventually admitted to his guilt, but if Trevor ended up falling back into his unstable behavior and caused another manslaughter incident because of it, Kramer would have the appropriate punishment in mind for him. Learning about how ruthless Kramer can be when it comes to punishing the guilty has given Trevor plenty of reasons to avoid him as much as possible.
  • Travis Bickle was another mentally unstable man who went through some similar events when it came to a hooker and another woman he cared about, but how things played out ended up being different. Travis, who tried to have a relationship with a campaign volunteer, failed at it, and later took a liking towards a hooker, took issue with what he saw as criminals and low-life humans and sought an outlet for his violence that he ended up embracing. Trevor ended up committing a crime by accident and as a result, his paranoia caused him to be driven out by a hooker he befriended and he never directly met the woman he fantasized about hanging out with. Since Trevor was able to mentally recover to some extent in the end, he sees Travis as a dark reflection of himself and what could have happened if Trevor never sought to find the truth about himself.
  • As Trevor is aware of, the path to redemption for criminals who witnessed the murder of a child (or caused such a thing in Trevor’s case) is difficult and Jesse Pinkman was not only a former criminal who sought to get out of the darkness that he found himself in, but someone who Trevor was able to talk to. Having formerly been involved in the business of making meth, Jesse witnessed the murder of a child at the hands of Todd Alquist and as Jesse’s former boss Walter White slid further into villainy, Jesse tried to break away from it and after plenty of hardships, he succeeded. Jesse had some doubts about meeting someone who was involved with the accidental death of a child, but after hearing about how remorseful Trevor was about it, he came to an understanding. While Trevor’s path to full recovery will take time and trouble will come knocking, Jesse is willing to support Trevor and ensure that the latter’s redemption will fully stick.
  • Following that hit-and-run incident, Trevor became insomniac and was only able to finally get some sleep after admitting his crime. The Pantheon being a place where second chances happen yet many are aware of the mistakes of others, Trevor has been able to sleep better than he has before, but sometimes a bad nightmare that reminds him of his past will sometimes happen and Trevor will end up losing sleep for a bit. While there are plenty of malevolent monsters that only exist in dreams, the bigger concern Trevor has is that he’ll end up in a nightmarish world that’ll remind him of his dark past and that can be a nightmare that he can’t wake up from. That the Pantheon was home to a number of powerful entities that can create dream worlds and can potentially trap victims in them in addition to preying on their worst fears has given Trevor another problem to worry about in addition to his occasional returning bouts of insomnia.
  • Trevor’s deteriorating mental state after running over that child led to numerous hallucinations, which included meeting Maria, Nicholas, and Ivan at different points in time. As much as these hallucinations took a toll on Trevor during that time, there were some in the Pantheon who endured far more intense hallucinations and a few deities were capable of instilling them onto their victims. As the supervillain Scarecrow, Jonathan Crane uses fear gas to make his victims see their worst fears, something that disturbed Trevor as it meant he could see even worse versions of his hallucinations if he were to ever inhale that fear gas. What made it worse was that Dr. Crane was also a psychologist who was obsessed with what others feared and if Trevor was going to visit a psychologist who understood his own problems get further in his psychological recovery, it would certainly not be Crane.

Alternative Title(s): Regret