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Revenge is a dish best served cold.

Home to probably the most resentful people you can imagine, The House of Revenge and Retribution is not a very friendly place at all. Those who inhabit this place have very personal reasons to pursue revenge on their wrongdoers, regardless if it's right or wrong.

It also has close ties with the Hall of Anger and the House of Hatred given the shared emotions between these three houses. In fact, many deities from the previously mentioned places have moved here and still wander there from time to time.

This house has the direct opposition of most Good-aligned members of the House of Justice. While both houses share the same idea, the latter doesn't condone the actions that some members may take to gain the revenge they want.

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The Harbingers of Revenge

    Edmond Dantes, The Count of Monte Cristo 
Edmond Dantes, God of Revenge and Forgiveness (The Count Of Monte Cristo, King of the Cavern, Edmond Dantès, Avenger, Dangan Dantes)
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As a Servant 
  • Lesser God (Greater God in Grand Order)
  • Symbol: the isle of Monte Cristo
  • Theme Song: "Hell To Your Doorstep"
  • Alignment: Chaotic Neutral with good tendencies, Chaotic Evil in the Grand Order
  • Portfolio: Anti-Hero, Best Served Cold, British Teeth, Byronic Hero, The Chessmaster, Cultured Badass, Determinator, Manipulative Bastard, Psychotic Smirk, Took a Level in Badass
  • Domain: Revenge, Chaos, Knowledge, Redemption
  • High Priestess: Emily Thorne
  • Allies: Every deity that has sought out revenge in his name, Beatrix Kiddo/The Bride, John Wick, Frank Castle/The Punisher, Raiden (Metal Gear Solid), Homer Simpson, Katara, Zuko
  • Rivals: Afro Samurai, Steve Rogers/Captain America
  • Enemies: Marge Simpson, Enrico Pucci
  • Opposed by: The House of Justice, Steven Armstrong, Dan (former holder)
  • Pities: Sasuke Uchiha
  • A showdown of epic proportions was brewing in the House of Vengeance. Two deities held the title God of Revenge: The Count of Monte Cristo and Dan. And neither of them were willing to share. Things boiled over when Dan's car and Edmond's carriage crashed into each other. Both swore revenge, delivering every prank and dirty trick imaginable over a period of days. In a showdown in the House of Nature, Dan emerged victorious, tossing a batter Count into a river. Thus, Dan laid claim to the title himself.
  • But that would not be the end of the Count. A couple months was all it took for the Count to enact the most sadistic, debilitating and downright cruel plot of revenge the Pantheon had ever seen. The Court of the Gods had no choice but to hand it over to the Count once more. And yet the Count saw to it that Dan was reinstated into the Pantheon, earning the title of forgiveness as well.
  • It's safe to say that many deities in the Pantheon owe it up to the Count to enact their revenge on those who wronged them. From Beatrix's Roaring Rampage of Revenge upon her former teammates to John Wick's path of destruction for the death of his dog to the Punisher's manhunt on criminals, various patrons have called upon him to strike down on their perpetrators.
    • Raiden personally thanked the man for helping him hunt down those responsible for betraying him. Likewise, Armstrong was not pleased with his demise, demanding the Count to bless him in seeking vengeance in the Count, Edmond declined the offer, declaring the deed done. He would have to go to the God of Endless Revenge instead.
  • Such tactics have been condemned by the House of Justice. Those in their ranks would prefer to let the law decide the fate of those under arrest.
  • The five main alliances have all agreed not to interfere with his temple. They are well aware that all are dependent of his blessings to enact revenge on their fellow rivals. The GUAG is least comfortable with that stance, but even they recognize his importance.
  • Bumbling Dad Homer Simpson spoke out about how much of a fan he was of his revenge story when he told it to Lisa. Marge is less than enthusiastic with the man, using his story as a cautionary tale about the consequences of revenge.
  • Saw to it that Katara was given peace for her past, confronting the man who killed her mother and ultimately forgiving Zuko for his initial betrayal. Likewise, Zuko thanked him for allowing Iroh to forgive him for all of his mistakes.
  • Unlike most others who either like or hate him, The Count only feels pity for Sasuke. He helped guide the man to exact his revenge on Itachi, only to look on in dismay as he acted like a complete jerkass afterwards. When Sasuke asked why people didn't approve of his forgiveness, the Count stated that such forgiveness can not be given so easily. There are many who still feel that his half-hearted apology wasn't enough for what he did. For him, time will only tell if he can improve his likeability.
  • Has tried to talk Afro Samurai out of continuing the Cycle of Revenge he put himself in, knowing that it would eventually get him killed, to no avail. To the samurai, one can only accept that revenge breeds more. Only when one embraces that fact that one would find peace. The two debate their conflicting philosophies in the House of Philosophy.
  • He may oversee the revenge of most deities, but has seen many of his followers flock to Enrico Pucci instead, mainly villains. Their followers are the source of constant battles and retaliations to the point that their deities decided to back off, letting their followers decide.
  • While Captain America was grateful for his return (especially focusing more on forgiveness than most other Gods of Vengeance), he still believes revenge isn't the main answer to problems. Not even the brainwashing of Bucky was enough for him to seek out revenge. The two are likely to remain at odds for ages to come. Complicating things further was the announcement of Emily Thorne as high priest, who looks a lot like Sharon Carter, an agent Cap was seeking a romantic relationship with.
  • Is also found in the House of Emotions as the God of Forgiveness.

    Eric Cartman 
Eric Cartman, God of Extreme Revenge Plots (Grand Wizard and King of Kupa Keep, The Coon)
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    Maleficent 
Maleficent, Goddess of Revenge from Not Being Invited (Mistress of All Evil, The Dark Fairy)
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Maleficent's Dragon Form 
Her appearance in her gaiden film 

    Sakura Matou 
Sakura Matou, Goddess of Abuse Retaliations (SakuraFish, Sakura Tohsaka, Parvati, Lancer, Mother Goddess, Kama, Assassin, Beast III/L, Kama/Mara, Beast of Depravity, Dark Sakura, The Incomplete Lesser Grail, Makiri's Black Holy Grail, Erotical Black Hole)
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As Dark Sakura 
While possessed by Parvati 
While possessed by Kama 
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  • Intermediate Goddess. Greater Goddess when summoned as a Lancer, Assassin or being influenced by Angra Mainyu, Overdeity as Beast III/L
  • Symbol: Her Command Seal and her red ribbon bow.
  • Theme Songs: "Another Heaven", "I Beg You" by Aimer, or "Hana no Uta/Song of Flowers". Tokugawa Kaiten Labyrinth - Grand Battle" as Beast III/L
  • Alignment: Neutral Good, Lawful Good with Parvati in control. Chaotic Evil as Dark Sakura and with Kama/Mara/Beast III/L in control.
  • Portfolio: Raised to host and become a fake Grail, having a broken spirit as a consequence, Cherry Blossom Girl, Feminine Women Can Cook, Supposedly having E-Cup breasts, I Just Want to Be Normal, Jealous of anyone going out with Shirou, Beware the Nice Ones, Forced to threaten the world, Resents Rin out of jealousy
  • Domains: Magic, Shadows, Darkness, Sadness, Anger.
  • Heralds: Parvati, Kama and Mara. She only likes the former.
  • Allies:
  • Extremely Complicated Relations With: Miyu Edelfelt, Avenger
  • Enemies: Zouken Matou, Shinji Matou, Gilgamesh (Nasuverse), Kirei Kotomine, Noob Saibot, Masato Kusaka/Kamen Rider Kaixa, Monaca Towa, Ragyo Kiryuin, Fire Lord Ozai, Relius Clover, Professor Hojo, Tenjuro Banno, Dr. Sofia Lamb, Skull Face, Allant, Manus, Master Xehanort, Dante (Full Metal Alchemist), Molag Bal, Asdrubael Vect, Dr. James Marcus, Embryo, Griffith, Dharkon, Sheev Palpatine, Junko Enoshima, Akio Ohtori
  • Unknown Connection to: Zeref
  • Pitied by: Boa Hancock, Shiki Ryougi, Queen Medb
  • Gained interest of: The Pyro (TF2), Mara the Magnificent
  • Special Relationships: Rin Tohsaka (her sister), B.B. and Alter Egosnote 
  • Dreads: Kiara Sesshouin
  • Sakura Matou is Shirou Emiya's underclassman in Homurahara Academy, coming across as a Girl Next Door kind of girl who started to befriended him when he got injured once and sticked around him ever since. But underneath her cheery and nice exterior lies a broken shell of a girl abused by a family that wasn't even hers...
    • She was born Sakura Tohsaka, the daughter of both Tokiomi Tohsaka and Aoi Tohsaka, and the younger sister of Rin Tohsaka. Because of the laws of the Magus world stating that families are not allowed to train more than one heir, Tokiomi gave out her to Zouken Matou, who promised to "train" her to prevent her potential to going to waste, regardless if it was for ill intent or for protection due to her potentially gaining a Sealing Designation. However, this resulted in her life mostly being through hell, and even though Kariya Matou attempted to free her from the Matous, he ultimately failed, and Sakura suffered years of abuse under the Matous, resulting in her resentment for Rin Tohsaka due to her having a better life than her, which reached a breaking point during a timeline where Shirou abandoned his ideals to protect Sakura and as a result of killing Shinji Matou via decapitation due to his last attempt to rape her, she gave in to her bond of Aŋra Mainiiu, and becoming Dark Sakura in the process. Eventually, however, Rin managed to clear things up to her during the final days of the Holy Grail War, and this resulted in her breaking her bonds with Aŋra Mainiiu, though after managing to destroy Zouken's soul.
    • Sakura ascended for retaliating against her abusers, which most deities can't help but admit that it's cathartic to see. She decides to keep her title in order to empower and prove to the abused that what they are going through can be decided from within.
  • The two people she was ever truly nice to, Shirou and Rider are among the first to greet her in. Shirou was the one to truly save her from not only herself, but from All The World's Evil that was slowly corrupting her and Rider (her original Servant) also did helped him during that time; together, the two vow to always defend Sakura whenever she needs their help and console her in times of duress.
    • Saber was able to befriend Sakura in the modern age, even enjoying her cooking in her prominent timeline. After Sakura reprimand her for not stopping Shirou, Saber recognizes that she too have a guilty conscience like herself; when Sakura heard she brought up bad memories, she tries to make up to her though Saber insists she's alright. They have a more positive relationship than people thought, squabbles notwithstanding.
    • Saber Alter does not truly blame Sakura for everything (that "honour" goes to Avenger), in fact she also sees how she suffered and how she felt similar to hers given that she was the attempt of Britain's "ideal hero" aspect, albeit much darker. Sakura herself is creeped out by the fact that she has command over a corrupted version of Saber (though she doesn't question her as her dark self) so she tries to play nice to her every time they meet despite Angra Mainyu not bringing them together anymore.
    • She and Rin have been patching up their relationship once they heard each other's awful lives while growing up. Nowadays, their relationship is mostly postive with some arguements here and there and Shirou is a little afraid that Sakura might be becoming just like Rin now that she's more confident now.
    • Sakura and Taiga definitely get along well, though Sakura's only criticisms of her is that she goes overboard with the teasing of her relationship with Shirou and just her general behaviour in general. Illya is okay with Sakura dating Shirou, despite facing her dark self and not having any chance to hang out with Shirou herself and Sakura likewise doesn't mind having Illya around.
    • At first, the younger Illya from another world along with Miyu and Chloe are a little wary of Sakura considering that the Sakura they know was well-adjusted at first then died and later come back unhinged as a doll when she fought them; while Sakura has a dark self that can come up if she's angry or threatened, she's actively trying to keep it and her resentments in check which is better than nothing for them and besides, she is being nice to them.
    • It's obvious that Sakura is at unease when Zouken and Shinji are in the Pantheons, because they are the ones abusing her during her period of growing up and turning her into an artificial Grail in order to gain true immortality. Luckily for her, Sakura doesn't have to face them alone as she have friends old and new ready to defend her and besides, killing them in cold blood is already done since they have bad memories of their deaths at her hands. Gilgamesh wants her to pay for killing him unceremoniously when she became Dark Sakura and she likewise don't like him for his arrogant attitude; this extends to Kotomine, Gil's most trusted associate who played her and Rin like a fiddle by gaslighting her resentments towards her and also had a hand in turning her into Dark Sakura to satiate his desire of seeing the suffering of others.
    • The Master of Chaldea has met Sakura through Rin and his politeness actually warmed Sakura's heart, reminding her of Shirou's own kindness and gentle care and they become friends from there on. Ritsuka hears her story out, and now fully understands why Parvati and Kama both choose her as a vessel...
    • Sir Lancelot deeply sympathized with Sakura as he too lost his mind while swallowed whole by the darkness in his heart as a Berserker, so much so that he doesn't try to court her romantically out of chivalry. Sakura appreciates the gesture and she returns the same feelings of sympathy for him.
    • Shiki Ryougi can feel some pity for her, if only because of how she met a similar person, Fujino Asagami who also had the same backstory as her though she can tell that Sakura has been through worse than Fujino. Queen Medb also shares her sympathy to Sakura since she too was raped, even offering to end Shinji and Zouken's lives at her request which is usually answered with refusal.
    • B.B., as well as Meltlilith and Passionlip of the Sakura Five visited Sakura to see their "mother"note . Sakura was taken aback at first, since she finds it strange that these girls happened to look like her but later got herself used to their presences; she is also unnerved that B.B. is a lot like her dark self, only more manipulative and dangerously playful and hopes she herself and Rider can fully keep B.B. and the other two in check.
  • Like Rin before, Sakura's body was hijacked by Parvati, the Hindu goddess of fertility, love, and devotion and Kama, the Hindu embodiment of love and one of Parvati's enemies in an alternate reality. Parvati and Kama each possess her good and bad sides respectively with Parvati having Sakura's resentment as a little negative and Kama forgetting what was it's like to be loved; Sakura favours Parvati because of the latter's kindness and helping to preserve her life while trying not to speak to Kama who is just as heartless as her dark self.
    • Mara, Kama's Buddhist counterpart, also hijacked her evil side. Needless to say, there were some... adjustment issues when he and Kama ascended. Because of how her other counterpart (AKA Beast III/R Kiara Sesshouin) cannot stand her, the GUAG has authorized her becoming Beast III/L in the event this happens, much to her and Parvati's horror. And since the ascended Mara now wants to "get inside of her", she is still having flashbacks to the Crest Worms due to Mara resembling what basically is a giant dick.
    • Ganesha, Parvati's son pays a visit to Sakura once he heard she hosted his mother. After hearing of her tragedy, Ganesha assures her she will have his protection even if Sakura has no plans to convert to Hinduism.
  • After her ascension, she is still in the possession of Aŋra Mainyu's power and influence and can turn into Dark Sakura if her buttons are pressed inappropriately. Because of this, she is forbidden to go near the temple of Manus, Father of the Abyss less she be corrupted by the Abyss and ending up into something much WORSE than Dark Sakura.
    • Is often defended by the knight Artorias as he knows what it is like to live in that kind of state. However, she found herself more common in Slave Knight Gael, given that both went through hell in their lives and eventually were corrupted by external forces (Aŋra Mainiiu for Sakura, Consumption of the Dark Soul for Gael), though unlike her, Gael knew he had to consume the Dark Soul to obtain the blood of the Dark Soul for his lady's painting and didn't live to see that day come true. She pities them both because of this.
    • By virtue of allying with Artorias, Sakura became antagonized by King Allant XII who lost his mind when he found out that the "God" of his world is the Old One, who is hellbent on destroying everything. Allant wants Sakura to see his point of view that everything is meaningless and must be destroyed so that she understands but unfortunately for him, she refuses to subscribe to such a bleak worldview.
    • Speak of the devil, Avenger caught up to Sakura who had a contract while she was her dark self and while the contract was severed, he can make it anew if it's possible; he even calls her "mom" in jest in reference to the fact that she was supposed to give birth to him into the world. Sakura sees him as a dark reminder of said dark self, and wisely distances herself from him lest it happens again.
  • Has befriended both Raven and Shinji Ikari because of their shared background of being use by their families and nearly destroying the world, something that Sakura feels hit too close to home; Raven struggled hard to keep her father Trigon the Terrible sealed within her and Shinji ultimately wanting Gendo's approval even though the latter did not care for him. Riku Asakura AKA Ultraman Geed was not used by his father, Ultraman Belial but Belial did want his son dead which is just as worse than Trigon's and Gendo's ambitions.
    • Shiori Kurashiki sees a lot of herself in Sakura too, in being a Girl Next Door-type of love interest and having a secretive dark side that came up later in their respective conflicts and was horrified that Sakura has been through a lot worse than her while Sakura was saddened that Shiori was dead for a long time before any of her friends found out. Yuzu Hiiragi, a friend of Shiori also felt bad for Sakura, seeing her as not unlike Yuya who was planned to become Z-ARC's next reincarnation to destroy the dimensions and Sakura likewise was horrified that a war between dimensions can be just as worse as a Holy Grail War.
  • Was in the archery club in her mortal life and is pretty good with a bow, so much so that Ayako Mitsuzuri gave her the captain of the club position for that. This got the attentions of Yukari Takeba, Hanzo Shimada, Hawkeye and Merida who recognize her prowess with a bow and often invite her to practices; she often politely declines and she accepts when she's free but she's also willing to fill in for Yukari as the captain of Elysium Academy's archery club whenever she's unavailable.
  • Because of the sexual abuse by Shinji Matou and the crest worms, the latter of which she had suffered since she was five, Sakura has developed an inferiority complex and is disgusted with herself whenever she thinks of Shirou in a sexual manner.
    • Abuse victims like Casca, Mitsuko Souma, Painwheel and Boa Hancock have met up with her to relate their stories from various sources of abuse; their severities vary, but that does not stop Sakura from sympathizing with them all.
      Sakura: Oh dear... I'm so sorry...
    • As she went through the same level of abuse but with friends which ended up in death, Misao befriended Sakura out of relating to her pain. Ditto with Tsumiki, though she often let herself be abused just to find anyone that legitimately love her and greatly attach herself to them once she does. Sakura hopes that a support clique for girls like her will be formed soon because they can only rely on each other for so long.
    • Satellizer el Bridget was also a victim of abuse at the hands of her brother like Sakura, only that he's the younger one and they both made up; Satellizer is pissed that Shinji is like Louis' worst parts embodied and encourages Sakura to become stronger just like her and stay away from people like Shinji. Anri Sonohara also relate strongly to Sakura in admiring strong-willed men, having abusive pasts and trying to overcome their darkest sides (Dark Sakura and Anri's weapon Saika); she feels sad for Sakura's state and promises to help her vanquish her abusers, something Sakura is happily grateful for.
    • She also dislikes worms for that very reason, so the only worms in the Pantheon are Earthworm Jim, who happens to be a heroic figure, the Worms who happen to be too busy blowing themselves up in a lighthearted matter and Dr. James Marcus who disgusts her for not only allying with Zouken but also bringing up bad memories of having crest worms inside her and she is horrified of the implications that could happen should he tamper with them.
  • Despises Ragyo for her actions against her daughters, reminding her of her own sexual abuse; the fact that it brought up terrible memories of her biological father abandoning her didn't help that much. This also go out to other Abusive Parents like Fire Lord Ozai, Relius Clover, Tenjuro Banno, Professor Hojo and Dr. Sofia Lamb who all treated their children like dirt in order to achieve their selfish goals. The aforementioned villains all scoff sakura off, believing her to be a pushover, but Hojo and Relius recognizes her potential as a weapon of mass destruction and began to consider fitting her into their nefarious plans...
    • Similar actions are also why she despises Skull Face for what he did to Paz and Chico, and he had only one response to her:
      Skull Face: I know how you feel, I've felt that. So, show me that you can take your revenge against those you hate. Do you see me now?
  • Asdrubael Vect and Molag Bal got on the tippity-top of her shitlist just by advocating endless torture to their victims and Molag Bal especially for advocating rape, something she can't fully condone not after what Shinji had done to her. They both see her as the ultimate playtoy to torture, even after hearing about her despair and Asdrubael sees said despair to be worth for a feast, something that made Sakura very fearful of him.
    Asdrubael: “This child’s screams of yearly pain and agony; this will satiate Slaanesh for years, but for us it will keep us alive, forever!”
    • Abusers and rapists like Embryo, Akio Ohtori and Griffith also get no respect from Sakura as well for the above reasons. They don't mostly care for her, seeing her as a obstructing insect except for Embryo who was fascinated by her strong spirit in spite of her dark past and self.
    • Greater villains like Master Xehanort, Emperor Sheev Palpatine and Dharkon are seeking to utilize her into their respective plans once they heard of her terror as Dark Sakura. Sakura is having none of that and is currently seeking protection from the GUAG so that they can't lay their hands on her ever.
  • Despite her habit of resenting anyone, Sakura is ultimately a Nice Girl and she does not wish any further harm. This gotten her some friction with Masato Kusaka AKA Kamen Rider Kaixa, Monaca Towa and Junko Enoshima who have no problem expressing their jerkassery to everyone; Kusaka thinks she has stopped being a human the moment the crest worms entered her (which is a low blow), Monaca belies her ulterior motives behind a fake nice facade and Enoshima finds her despair something to totally live through for herself. Naturally, Sakura stays away from these toxic people.
    • Speaking of Kamen Riders, she also met Mitsuzane Kureshima AKA Kamen Rider Ryugen who also resents his older sibling out of jealousy and temporarily became a villain when their inner demons consume their mentality. Micchy was a little scared of Sakura at first, but later sympathized with her once he got to know her and Sakura was a sad that Micchy did not let his friends get close to him because he wanted his brother's acknowledgement, which is why Micchy fell into villainy in the first place.
  • Sakura and Rin hates Dante of the Deep Forest for her body-swapping ways which reminds them too much of Zouken. Dante herself even considered pulling this trick on them to take advantage of their levels of mana, but she knows their allies will prove to be tough challenges to face to get there.
  • During a visit to the House of Anger, Sakura was met by Zeref and he approached her for... something. Not many know what was discussed in their conversation, but Sakura seemed startled and confused by the black mage. It seemed Zeref wanted to learn about the female after hearing some details about her suffering. He felt the woman could have been given a Curse like he was and planned to offer some support, but then his thoughts became twisted as he all of a sudden instead he wanted to help her gain revenge against those who hurt her. Sakura was wise enough to politely turn him down and he strangely accepts; to this day, she still doesn't know why he approached her for.
  • Thanks to a certain incident involving her dreams of her being a princess and candy, she has caught the interest of the Pyro, who believe that she has a connection to Pyroland. She is unnerved by this.
  • She is often considered to be the Good Counterpart of Noob Saibot, due to having darkness powers, getting corrupted by dark entities, once was under control of an evil sorcerer and having problems with a sibling. Sakura is horrified at this comparison since Noob embraced his evil unlike her who wanted to be good and live normally in spite of her resentments. Noob treats her abusive past like it's nothing and made it all about himself going to kill Sakura in cold blood, which both offended her and put her and Rider on high alert.
  • Has no idea where those pics of her biting on a fish came from. Well, at until she found out that the Itazura Griefers have been actually posting those pictures every day until she liked it. She was not amused.
  • "If I become a bad person, would you be able to forgive me?"
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Since his ascension, Naughty Bear has been placed as one of the house's go to allies to help with their plans of revenge.

Alternative Title(s): Vengeance

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