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Overdeities

    The Nothing 
The Nothing, Unholy Imagination Destroyer (Void)
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  • Overdeity
  • Alignment: Chaotic Evil
  • Portfolio: Imagination Destroyer, Eldritch Abomination, Space Time Eater, Power of the Void, Fog of Doom
  • Domains: Anti-Imagination, Inconceivability, Destruction, Nothingness
  • Herald: Gmork
  • "Allies": The White, The Auditors of Reality, Fenrir
  • Enemies: Everyone, but especially creators, Shizuku Tsukishima, The Pagemaster, William Shakespeare, Ressha Sentai ToQger, the Endless (special mention goes to Dream and Destruction)
  • The Nothing is exactly what its name implies. An incomprehensible entity that turns everything it touches to nothing, as if whatever was there before never really existed. Its existence (for lack of a better word) is the product of humanity's cynicism, apathy and contempt for dreams and fantasies. It threatened to devour the entire world of Fantasia and through that, destroy humanity's ability to imagine, driving them insane according to the wishes of the Manipulators. Fortunately, one boy's bottomless creativity managed to restore Fantasia and dispel the Nothing.
  • The Auditors of Reality heard of the utility of the Nothing and thought it could further their goals, so they endeavored to recreate it in the Pantheon for their own use. The White were excited at the prospect of having another force of absolute annihilation up and helped out (though disappointed that the Nothing can't erase that which isn't fictional/imaginary). Although the Auditors succeeded, the Main House caught wind of what they were doing and hurried to do something about it before they unleashed the Nothing. Their solution was to keep the Nothing at the very edges of the Pantheon, and a restricted Rainbow Line path was built to both block the Nothing from advancing and signal deities where the entity is. Under those conditions, the Main House agreed that despite everything, the Nothing was a significant character and granted it a title.
  • The Nothing is one of the top threats in the Pantheon, since stories and imagination are the basis of the realm and the vast majority of the deity population comes from the minds of creators, so the Nothing can simply erase them. Its ascension was met with many protests and deities wondering just what the hell the Main House was thinking to allow an entity that could erase almost everything in the Pantheon to be around. note  The Auditors and the White are also pretty pissed since recreating the Nothing was fairly troublesome and access to it has been rendered incredibly difficult. But at least the Nothing has one loyal agent, the Gmork, who spontaneously showed up in the Nothing's otherwise unused temple, and he's very willing to work with the Auditors and the White to unleash the Nothing.
  • Gmork is the Nothing's Herald, a vicious sort-of werewolf creature that wishes to support the Nothing due to a tragic past (that doesn't really justify his actions) and general nihilism. He will stop at nothing to hunt down those who'd oppose the entity. Given the state of the Nothing in the Pantheon, Gmork is seen as its face, and it's usually him the Nothing's enemies have to deal with. Gmork has very similar characteristics to Loki's son Fenrir, another wolf creature that craves the annihilation of everything. They often support each other in their common goals, usually expressed in the form of them ganging up on their opponents to tear them apart.
  • Note that the Nothing has no feelings of any sort for the Auditors, the White, or any of its "allies". Not even Gmork. So, if it ever manages to destroy the Pantheon, none of those will be spared. This is just as well for the White and Gmork, but the Auditors have plans to ensure this won't affect them.
  • Almost no one can perceive the Nothing's true form. It's said that trying to look at it directly is like trying to see anything while being blind. Most deities are too fearful of it to have any curiosity to go near the thing and see how true that is, but those who've tried have reportedly felt ill. Also, getting too close to it gives deities a suicidal inspiration to jump into it unless they have a strong will. However, none of this has any effect on those who live in Real Life (unless they've died).
  • A powerful ability to imagine can stave off the Nothing and reverse its damage. Indeed, that's why the Rainbow Line was chosen as the means of blocking it, and the ToQger are always on top of things stopping the Auditors/White/Gmork's latest scheme (occasionally with the backup of the Grand United Alliance of Destruction when the White talk them into helping) with their imagination powers. The existence of all manner of creators, writers, artists and other imaginative deities is also problematic for the Nothing, which is why one of its top targets includes the unassuming aspiring writer Shizuku Tsukishima, especially as it was a rather meek little book-loving boy that was the Nothing's undoing in the past. Fortunately, the Pagemaster keeps a close eye on Shizuku, and any other writers, to ensure no harm comes to them.
  • Supposedly, William Shakespeare was one of the humans who visited Fantastica, although he went down in its history as "Shexper". Seeing that as proof that he's one of the greatest creative minds among humans, Gmork is particularly interested in tearing him to pieces and cause humanity to despair.
  • If Dream of the Endless is considered the weaver of all the stories in the world, then the Nothing, who destroys everything creative, could be seen as his opposite in that regard. Dream is rather furious that the Nothing is capable of turning all of his creation to, well, nothing, but he places trust on the fact that the Rainbow Line and the ToQger can hold it off indefinitely and so won't try to intervene himself. Ironically Destruction is only second to Dream in detesting the Nothing, if only because what the Nothing brings is like a corruption of what Destruction represents.
  • Emperor Calus sees the Nothing as proof that his philosophy of living life to the fullest and not waste any time fighting for lost causes is the correct one, considering how all the deities in the Pantheon can do is hold back the Nothing and not eliminate it. The ToQger think he should shut up.

Greater Gods

    The Army of the 12 Monkeys 
The Army of the Twelve Monkeys, The Impious Apocalypse Cult (The Pallid Man: Mr. Shaw | Olivia: The Striking Woman, The Witness.)
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The Pallid Man 
Olivia Kirschner 
The Witness 
  • The Organization has the Authority, Influence and Fear Factor of a Greater God. The Witness, by itself, is an Intermediate God. Individual Members range from being Lesser Gods to Demigods
  • Symbol: The 12 Monkeys Logo
  • Theme Song: Time is Cruel
  • Alignment: Chaotic Evil
  • Portfolio: A Shadowy Organization Hellbent on Destroying Time to reach "Paradise", Religion of Evil, Dark Is Evil, Are More Villainous than the Film Adaptation, Endure being Erased from Time and Continue on with their Goals, Nebulous Criminal Conspiracy, Flower Petal Motifs
  • Domains: Time, Death, Rebirth, Destruction, Paradoxes, Apocalypse
  • Allies: None, Really. Their goals are not in favour of any villains and they're naturally opposed by heroes. They do, however, have a working partner under Nox, Randall Ross and The Vex
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork The Grand United Alliance of Chaos, Eobard Thawne/Reverse Flash
  • Enemies: The Project Splinter Members, The Pantheonic Time Police, The Dahaka, Zamasu, The Doctor, Lucina, Barry Allen/The Flash, Kronika, Tsukasa Kadoya/Kamen Rider Decade, Wesley Collins/Red Time Force Ranger, Caesar, Koba
  • Opposed By: Darkseid, Most Deities in the Pantheon
  • In 2015, a plague known as the Kalavirus is unleashed and spread across the world, killing 98% of the human population and the survivors being defaulted to fending for themselves in the wild and against each other for resources and territories. Amongst all this, reveals a shadowy organization that apparently takes responsibility for the plague; The Army of the 12 Monkeys, led by an enigmatic individual in the future known only as "The Witness". They found immediate opposition under an organization known as Project Splinter, whose chief scientist, Dr. Katarina Jones, created a time machine for the sole purpose of stopping the plague from ever happening and selecting James Cole to personally save the world after his name was namedropped by someone named Cassandra Railly. Cole and two notable members, the Pallid Man and The Striking Woman, would repeatedly clash against one another, with the former being responsible for the death of his father in 2015 and the latter grooming his friend, Jose Ramse in working with him. Later on, as Cole and Cassandra were able to delay the release of the Kalavirus from 2015 to 2018 and convincing Jennifer Goines to start fighting for a good cause, the 12 Monkeys revealed that their goals weren't to simply spread a plague; they wanted to destroy the fabric of time and space to initiate a phenomenon known as the "Red Forest" where time is non-existent and the trapped would be able to live with their loved ones forever. They initially intended to accomplish this by going back in time to kill individuals known as Primaries (beings who can see and have a connection with time itself) by stabbing them with a knife made from their future corpses' breast bone. Their base of operations, a city known as Titan, was itself, a time-machine and they possessed technology more advanced than those developed by Project Splinter, being able to create suits that automatically time travel.
    • Despite initial understandings that Cole and Cassie's future son, Athan, was to be The Witness, it was later revealed that the true identity was actually The Striking Woman, Olivia Kirschner, who herself was a genetically engineered human being who was raised in a boxed, isolated space, and was supposedly exiled from the organization, which she paid back by personally killing The Pallid Man. She also killed Athan when he dared to defy and tell her that she would lose. Olivia then took matters into her own hands, hunting down Project Splinter throughout history until she decided to force her daughter, Emma, to power up Titan's full output in an attempt to completely destroy time and force everyone into the Red Forest. Alas, this would not come to pass; Cole was able to round up everyone he knew, plus deceased allies from the past and invade Titan, with Cassandra kicking Olivia into a splintering beam, bisecting her in half and sending Olivia's top-half of her body to Annapurna in 894 AD where she would freeze to death and her body would become the origin of the Kalavirus. Even then, this would be outdone by Jones and Cole as they find a way to send the latter to a timeline where the 12 Monkeys never existed.
  • The Pantheon was able to keep records of the 12 Monkey's existence in the House of Knowledge, but reported signs of the organization were next-to-none, that is, until a group of mysterious beings showed up with a teleporting suit, seeking to collect something in the Omniverse Museum. However, a band of heroes were able to drive them away, but this left further questions; just who were these people and what were they talking about regarding the future and a Red Forest? The higher-ups in the House of Knowledge immediately raised concern about the situation, the 12 Monkeys may have made an entrance. Further muddying the situation was when someone reported that Olivia's remains were found and were rejuvenated to life. Things became really dire when the Pantheonic Time Police were called upon to investigate, whereupon Olivia declared that her defeat has only steeled her resolve to destroy time and bring up the Red Forest.
  • The Army of the 12 Monkeys is an incredibly elusive and secretive organization. In fact, they were able to travel around the Pantheon without anyone being aware of them and even then, documents of its existence was only sheltered in the House of Knowledge. Even after their presence have been revealed, the 12 Monkeys instead decides to keep themselves isolated as far away as they should. As a result, little is still known about them. Melkor seems annoyed by this as he feels that they would make an incredible asset to the Grand United Alliance of Evil, but their goals of a supposed paradise counter what the God of Evil really wants. Cosmos, Gaea and YHVH don't really have much to say beyond naturally opposing them and Nekron balls at the idea of the Red Forest; life should be obliterated, full stop.
    • However, the 12 Monkeys were able to get into the good graces of Lucifer, simply stating that their goals are to save humanity and to give them a place where time simply won't interrupt with them anymore. Lucifer himself is conflicted on what Olivia and her organization desire, but decided to go along and give them some resources and support out of goodwill. She wants to make sure what Lucifer has given her is put to good use. Many members of the GUAC are conflicted about this; the fact that they killed 7 billion people totally counters what Olivia tends to preach, but her aid can be proven beneficial in the sense that they can be given tertiary technology to travel back in time in case a plan goes awry.
  • To further their reputation as a shadowy organization, many of its members wear a special suit that utilizes advanced splinter technology. As a result, they are able to instantaneously travel through time via a large blue button on their left chest. In the occasion that they fail a mission and relay future information to a past version through direct contact, they would press a smaller orange button to immolate and vaporize themselves into nothing less, to ensure that their past selves succeed where they failed. These soldiers, the top being known as Acolytes, are incredibly dangerous, but not unbeatable. Through clever planning, they can be defeated by quickly pressing their orange buttons to disintegrate them, given that removing the suit requires outside help and a fast reaction. Olivia and the Pallid Man hope to increase their technology to mitigate their suits' weaknesses.
  • One of the reasons for their elusive nature is the simple fact that their city of operations, Titan, happens to be a time travel itself, so one second later, they may be in a different place and time altogether, much to everyone's dismay. That said, the Pantheonic Time Police has made it certain that they won't be going anywhere and it's members, alongside their close allies have made sure that the 12 Monkeys don't travel too much, in addition to being tracked. That said, Olivia claims to have been to the beginning of the Pantheon and know who won the Forever War in the end and who lived and died throughout, though she's not going to say anything further than that.
  • While Project Splinter was not happy in the slightest to see the 12 Monkeys back in the Pantheon, the Pantheonic Time Police has made the situation more fortunate on their side as the 12 Monkeys seem to find themselves getting hounded and chased around the Pantheon and through time by several different heroes. The organization has sent a series of troops into the past to influence specific events in the Pantheon to their advantage covertly. That said, the members of Project Splinter do occasionally combat against the 12 Monkeys, with Cole and Cassie especially having it out on Olivia as she killed their son, Athan, while Olivia is content with having revenge, in addition to disregarding Cole and Cassie from being sent to the Red Forest.
  • They would naturally be enemies with the Time Force Power Rangers due to just how much damage they've caused to the timestream, but it seems Wes Collins is the only one present. He personally pities Olivia as, like Ransik, there were tragic circumstances behind their motivations as villains, but Olivia simply chooses to go ahead with her goal of destroying time, not caring about consequences, unlike Ransik who managed to find redemption after being humbled. As a result, Wes does whatever he can do to oppose the 12 Monkeys and their goals. Sougo Tokiwa is also someone who likes to let destiny follow it's course, but gets why Project Splinter went to avert the fates of 7 billion people and doesn't seem to like the 12 Monkeys for their callousness. Finally, Tsukasa Kadoya had to deal with a Time Crash before in his mortal life and naturally registers the 12 Monkeys as a grave threat because of it.
  • Eobard Thawne once approached the 12 Monkeys in an effort to solidify a partnership between them. He quickly gained attention to the fact that they were time travellers who were bent on destroying an aspect of reality and that may as well jump in for the fun. Olivia was open to accepting Thawne's aid, but it soon becomes clear that their teamwork is hard at best. While the 12 Monkeys are heavily dangerous and feared, they prefer if things are done smoothly and covertly so as to ensure they influence history without too much notice, whereas Thawne is a sadistic madman who wants to cause mayhem and chaos for the hell of it. Thawne personally sees the 12 Monkeys as a men's to an end as Barry Allen is a notable foe for them. That said, Olivia seems to know Thawne doesn't have any loyalty either, but both are deciding to play along for now, even if it's apparent that no one is really trustworthy of one another.
    • Barry himself is vehemently opposed to what the 12 Monkeys stand for and what their goals are. While he understands the overall goal of wanting to be with their loved ones, Barry still calls out the logic that reality and everyone have to be destroyed for something like that to happen, while Olivia and the Pallid Man just see Barry as naive and childish for trying to speak up to him. He retorted that he did try to do something rather similar, but ended up creating a bigger disaster that he had to fix, whereas the 12 Monkeys seek to learn nothing from their past experiences.
  • There is an interesting Irony to consider when there's an organization known as the 12 Monkeys who were responsible for a plague when in in a particular version of another setting, a virus known as the ALZ-112 ended up killing most humans and dismantling civilization whilst also granting primates, monkeys included, with abnormal intelligence. Caesar does not take the similarity kindly as he sees the 12 Monkeys as a vicious and malevolent organization whose title spells disgrace and embarrassment towards apes in general. Koba also returns the sentiment, but only because of his extreme hate towards humankind than anything else. Oddly enough, the 12 Monkeys themselves see Koba as being too much of a hassle to tolerate and deal with.
  • Another partner was Nox, who only desires to be reunited with his family that died indirectly by his decision to pursue the greatest source of Wakfu and ended up being broken up by the fact that all he was able to do with it was rewind time by 20 minutes. The 12 Monkeys, in an attempt to coddle with Nox's desperation, offered him the chance of reuniting with his family, which Nox decided to comply with. That said, Nox himself is a Wild Card; he doesn't care about the Red Forest nor the 12 Monkeys' ultimate goal. To him, they're just a means to find a way to get back to his family. Though he does pity Olivia for being raised in an isolated household, though at the same times, he chastises her for being neglectful and abusive towards her daughter, Emma.
  • They also found a partner in Randall Ross, who has a similar goal in destroying time. Unlike the 12 Monkeys and Box, Randall is driven by more selfish and petty matters, namely that he lost a volleyball game. Olivia herself thinks the reason is pathetic but goes along with Randall as he does seem to be a capable asset with a lot of power to justify his threat. Still, Randall is only in it for himself and doesn't care about the Red Forest phenomena. There was also The Vex, a group of mechanical aliens who also were practitioners of time and sought to complete The Pattern, which basically meant terraforming the universe in their own image. Because their goals were similar in a sense, the 12 Monkeys had little issue in working with The Vex, in addition to being potentially given more advanced technology to work with. Olivia hopes that this could be enough to either improve their technology involving time travel and/or strike back harder against their foes.
  • Both the Pallid Man and Olivia spend a lot of their time neck-and-neck against one another, given the fact that the latter killed the former out of revenge for the Pallid Man disregarding and throwing Olivia out of the organization. While he still remains associated with the 12 Monkeys, his relationship with the overall organization has since soured considerably and because of his, he's more likely to be making alliances with other individuals if it means furthering his own goals. As for Olivia, she is determined to make sure that the Pallid Man is kept under surveillance.
  • Darkseid thinks the Red Forest is impractical and just a more "flowery" way of saying that you will be trapped in eternity. That, and he personally thinks the 12 Monkeys run on an end goal that seems non-sensical and would accomplish nothing besides just making yourself happy. Olivia and the Pallid Man counteract by stating that Darkseid desires far worse which is why most deities oppose him. The Lord of Tyranny simply snickered and retorted that the 12 Monkeys aren't any better and what they preach doesn't scream good-intentioned towards everyone else, what with travelling around, ruining the lives of many just to bring about an illusionary concept by destroying time. That, and Darkseid is honest about his ultimate goal.
    • Another reason why Darkseid chose not to work with the 12 Monkeys is because he believes time travel is too much of a detriment and only further increases the chances of flaws and weaknesses in one's plan. He bluntly thinks this is a key reason why the 12 Monkeys lost despite their persistence and keeping themselves connected with time. Olivia thinks the God of Apokolips is being an idiot, but Darkseid thinks she's a fool.
  • Zamasu despises the 12 Monkeys in the same way he expresses this feeling towards Project Splinter; both were equally guilty of the "sin" of time travelling and for using their intelligence to further sunder and spoil a world's beauty. On one hand, Zamasu does raise a point in that the 12 Monkeys really did do considerable damage to the timestream, what with their tampering of events and killing Primaries with knives from their corpses' breast bone. One the other hand, Zamasu is the last person to be calling out others, let alone the 12 Monkeys for committing terrible actions via travelling through time, given how a version of him, Goku Black, took it upon himself to travel to a ruined timeline and lay waste and misery in the guise of "justice". Olivia and the Pallid Man think the Fallen Kai is delusional and find it hilarious that Zamasu fails to see how so much of what he says applies just as much to himself, perhaps even more so.
  • Due to their constant abuse of time travel and is responsible for altering history too much for their own ends, the 12 Monkeys would inevitably attract the attention of The Dahaka, in what can be considered their most persistent enemy outside of the Pantheonic Time Police. Given how The Dahaka hounds and targets those who only use time travel for their own gains and not caring about the damage they cause, it's reasons are justified. Project Splinter themselves could be enemies, but ultimately, since they've joined the Pantheon, they've almost stopped, so it has little use in pursuing them. Olivia seems to be unnerved by The Dahaka's nature and does whatever she can to distance herself and the organization away from it as much as she can... by time-travelling less often than they usually did. That doesn't change the fact that she's hell-bent on her goals though and wishes that it kills The Dahaka one it's initiated.
  • In another version of their story, the 12 Monkeys was ultimately nothing more than an anarchist animal rights organization headed by Jeffrey Goines when the virus itself was actually created by a lab assistant completely separate from the group. Upon hearing of this tale, Olivia felt amused to hear that the very organization that she would head was nothing more than a distraction from the actual stem of the virus, though because of how small-time this was compared to the 12 Monkeys that she leads, she doesn't think much of it.

    Deathwing 
Deathwing the Destroyer, God of Destructive Restructuring of the World (Neltharion the Earth-Warder, Neltharion the Betrayer, Deathwing the Black, Deathwing the Destroyer, Deathwing the Worldbreaker, Xaxas, Blood's Shadow, Lord Daval Prestor/King Prestor the First, ruler of Alterac (human disguise), The Black Scourge, The Dark One, Death Aspect/Aspect of Death, The Cataclysm, Blackwing Greatfather, The Unmaker of Worlds, Death Incarnate, Power Incarnate, Big D, Angry Black Dragon, D-Wing, The Dragonlord, Mad Aspect, The Warrior)
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As Neltharion the Earth-Warder 

    Firebird 
The Firebird, God of the World-Wrecking Wave
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  • Greater God
  • Symbol: A volcanic eruption
  • Theme Song: "The Firebird Suite"
  • Alignment: Chaotic Neutral, with emphasis on Chaotic
  • Domain: Fire, Destruction
  • Portfolio: Destroying everything through fire, embodiment of death, destruction and fire, Omnicidal Maniac, Person of Mass Destruction, based on the eruption of Mt. Saint Helen with more lava
  • Allies: Ragnaros the Firelord, Nekron, The Lich, Deathwing, Azula,
  • Enemies: The Spring Sprite, the good deities from the House of Nature, especially Alexstrasza and Recca Hanabishi, the ascended cast from Warcraft except for Nefarian, the good and neutral-aligned death gods, especially Jean Grey-Summers and Hope Summers, Zuko
  • Evil Counterpart to: Yveltal
  • His ascension was forever remembered by everyone because it was signalled by a Pantheon wide wave that annihilated every deity with lesser power than the Firebird. Fortunately, his mortal enemy, the Spring Sprite's ascension shortly after came with her own mass regeneration wave that restored the damage from his power.
    • Because of this incident, he was furious that all of his hard work is gone because of her and swore to hunt her down until he can kill her so he can continue his work of destruction.
  • Upon his ascension, he went on a rampage in the House of Nature with an attempt to destroy everything there. His effort was stopped by the good-aligned deities that reside there after a brutal battle and the restoration effort was quickly handled by his mortal enemy the Spring Sprite. This just pissed him off more and he swore revenge.
  • Because of his tremendous power, association with fire and destructive tendency, Ragnaros the Firelord took a liking of him and even offered a position as his majordomo. The Firebird refused, much to the relief of the entire Pantheon, because he doesn't like being tied down to anyone but was flattered at the offer anyway.
    • Through Ragnaros, he was introduced and took a liking to Deathwing. However, Deathwing approached him with caution because he is the embodiment of lava and thus is equally as powerful as him. His alliance with both Deathwing and Ragnaros earned him the scorn of many ascended gods from Warcraft, except for Deathwing's son Nefarian.
    • This alliance also led to Kael'thas Sunstrider learned of the Firebird's existence and the elf is curious if he can summon the Firebird as his servant similar to the summoning of his pet phoenix A'lar. However, Kael'thas isn't particularly keen on finding out considering the Firebird's destructive capacity after awakening.
  • He isn't well-liked among the House of Life and Death as many good and neutral-aligned gods from this place consider his methods excessive. This is especially intense with Jean Grey-Summers (and to an extent Hope Summers) because her power is represented through a firebird Phoenix.
  • He is really disliked by Zuko, because the Firebird represents the more destructive usage of fire, embodies one of the worst aspects of the Fire Nation, and his method is too similar to Zuko's father Ozai, all of which Zuko desperately swore to avoid in his rule of the kingdom. However, these qualities are exactly why Azula took a liking to the Firebird, along with their shared alliance with Ragnaros.
  • Get along very well with Nekros and the Lich because of their shared enjoyment of not only destruction but also snuff out any possibility that life might return to the area they destroyed.
  • Despite both of them being both bird-shaped creatures with the ability to destroy things with fire, Yveltal and the Firebird hold nothing but contempt to one another. Yveltal is disgusted with the Firebird's excessive destruction for no real reason and actively hunting the Spring Sprite after his awakening, which therefore can end the potential of life returning to that area. The Firebird doesn't like the fact that Yveltal allied itself with his mortal enemy.
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    King Ghidorah 
King Ghidorah, Unholy Civilization Destroyer (Ghidrah, Ghidora, Monster Zero, King Of Terror, Space Super Monster, Emperor of the Cosmos, Venus Hellfire, Space Super Terror-Beast, Supreme Ruler of the Cosmos, Mecha King Ghidorah, Guardian Ghidorah, God of the Sky, Grand King Ghidorah, Super Dragon King Ghidorah, Yamato No Orochi, Otaru Ghidorah, The Planet Eater, The Golden Demise, Wings of Death, God of the Void, The False King, The One Who Is Many, Death Song Of Three Storms, The Devil, Titanus Ghidorah, Mechagodzilla)
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Otaru Ghidorah 
  • Greater God. Borderline Overdeity (as Otaru Ghidorah when partially or improperly summoned). Overdeity (Otaru Ghidorah when properly summoned)
  • Symbol: A silhouette of himself
  • Theme Songs: Rise of Ghidorah; Ghidorah Theme; this track from Godzilla Unleashed; this track from the same game as Mecha King Ghidorah; Live and Die as Otaru Ghidorah
  • Alignment: Chaotic Evil (Chaotic Good as Guardian Ghidorah)
  • Portfolio: Arch-Enemy, Our Dragons Are Different, Giant Flyer, Aliens Are Bastards, Giggling Villain, Ax-Crazy, Constantly Reviving Villain, Breath Weapon, Draconic Abomination, For the Evulz, Absolute Depravity
  • Domains: Dragons, Destruction
  • Heralds: Desghidorah (AKA Death Ghidorah), Monster X / Keizer Ghidorah, The Futurians, Metphies, the Exif
  • Employed by: Black Doom, Darkseid, Thanos, Ragyou Kiryuin
  • Allies: Gigan, Hedorah, Orochi, Mechagodzilla (Showa), Gauron, Infinite, Ridley, Evolto
  • Rivals: Majin Buu, Hydreigon
  • Enemies: Godzilla, Rodan, Mothra, Mothra Leo, Anguirus, Baragon, Amaterasu, Aang, Many Children Deities, Korra, Rei Hino, Minako Aino, Hercules, Martian Manhunter, Jason Scott, Raleigh Becket and Mako Mori, Tommy Oliver, Altera, Miraak, The EVA Children, Many Dinosaur Deities
  • Teeth Clenched Team Work: Mesogog
  • Source of Interest for: GUAM
  • Even if King Ghidorah is just one adversary that Godzilla has clashed with, he's essentially the Arch-Enemy for the King of the Monsters and both have battled each other many times over for the fate of the planet. A malevolent three-headed space dragon with the power to unleash bolts of electricity, Ghidorah has been focused on nothing more than annihilating countless civilizations across different planets, with Mars and Venus among those that fell victim to his attacks. While there have been a few different versions of Ghidorah across his multiple fights with Godzilla, one common trait that the dragon has is being thoroughly psychotic and relishing in the destruction and mayhem he causes.
  • A series of lightning strikes hit the Pantheon for a few days, in spite of the weather forecast claiming that at the very least it would be cloudy within that time period. As that was going on, some have noticed that a few planets that resided in the Pantheon was completely destroyed, with whatever images being picked up revealing that it was a three-headed dragon responsible for the planets being annihilated. It didn’t take long until the dragon, identified as King Ghidorah, touched down on the Pantheon, bringing forth a terrible storm and untold amounts of destruction. His arrival required a number of mecha pilots and military forces to try and get some hits on him, but Ghidorah shrugged off most of them and destroyed some of the mechas being used against him. It wasn’t until Godzilla arrived at the scene of the battle that things began to turn around slightly and the two kaiju were focused on attacking each other. It was a hard-fought battle and it required an all-out attack from Godzilla and the mecha pilots to defeat Ghidorah. Even if the space dragon has been defeated, it hasn’t quelled any concerns that Ghidorah will come back and finish what he started, particularly since some destructive deities were impressed with his power and wanted to get ahold of it.
  • There have been several different versions of Ghidorah and how they came to be. Him traveling across galaxies and destroying them has been a common interpretation of Ghidorah while one possible explanation of how he came to be is via a mutation from three miniature creatures known as Dorats following a nuclear bomb test. This isn’t getting to some of the more stranger versions of him, such as him being a guardian monster and immature Yamato no Orochi (and by extension, the only version of Ghidorah that’s on the side of good) that’s apparently weaker than the other Ghidorahs and one that’s basically an extra-dimensional Energy Being that is seen as a God of Destruction. There’s also a number of creatures who have a resemblance to Ghidorah such as Desghidorah and Keizer Ghidorah and while they’re quadruped as opposed to being bipedal, those Ghidorahs share the same sense of destruction that most of the other Ghidorahs have.
  • He has destroyed numerous planets throughout his lifetime before getting into conflict with Godzilla. Among those included were Venus and Mars, something that more than angered Minako Aino and Rei Hino given how they are Princesses of their respective planets. Ghidorah’s destruction of Mars has also earned the ire of several deities related to that planet (even villainous ones such as Mars People and Marvin the Martian hated Ghidorah for it and want nothing to do with the dragon), including Martian Manhunter. The latter ended up getting into a battle with the space dragon as Ghidorah attempted to go after the Mars that was residing in the Pantheon and although Martian Manhunter was able to drive out Ghidorah, it wouldn’t be the last time he would find himself with conflict against Ghidorah.
  • One attempt to defeat Godzilla involved rebuilding Ghidorah’s corpse and turning it into a controllable cyborg weapon. The idea of controlling a space dragon and using its powers got the attention of some mechanics, who have offered their own takes on a version of Mecha-King Ghidorah, though most of these ideas were shot down, partially because it would be too dangerous to even get close to him and would require a lot of power to incapacitate him to begin with. The GUAM has looked into permanently turning Ghidorah into their own version of Mecha-King Ghidorah; one that would be completely loyal to them and one that would potentially be fully mechanized and stronger than before. While the attempts so far haven’t been successful, GUAM is confident that they’ll have a powerful weapon at their side, no matter how much force is needed to get that accomplished.
  • Since it is related to Yamata no Orochi in some way (even if Guardian Ghidorah is very different from the other Ghidorahs in terms of behavior), the Orochi in the Pantheon took interest in Ghidorah and was able to get him on its side as a means to instigate further damage to the Pantheon. Asuka and Homura, both of whom have fought against that Orochi, were angered to learn of another multi-headed abomination that could destroy everything and know that fighting Ghidorah and Orochi together would require everything they’ve got and even then it might not be enough to take down Ghidorah. When it comes to other deities that have fought against an Orochi before, Amaterasu saw Ghidorah as someone just as dangerous, if not more so, than Yami.
  • Ghidorah largely doesn’t care about who he works with as long as he’s able to bring about destruction and get the chance to relish it (though he has frequently worked with Gigan as far as aliens are concerned and the two make a formidable pair). Being an alien dragon, a number of dangerous aliens were impressed with his power and have approached him with the offer to bring down various worlds that they’re looking to conquer. This even extended to humans who have turned against their own kind such as Ragyo and are looking for allies who can help them accomplish their goals. While Ghidorah ultimately isn’t able to fully work with aliens such as Darkseid and Black Doom, he has more than gladly accepted any offers from them that involve annihilating planets and making it easier for said aliens to take over them.
  • Mothra Leo had to fight against a version of Ghidorah that wiped out all of the dinosaurs beforehand. The dragon being the instigator for such a cataclysmic event would make him earn the anger of nearly every dinosaur present in the Pantheon. Tommy Oliver and Jason Scott in particular despise the dragon as the two Power Rangers are able to derive their powers from dinos. One of the Rangers’ enemies, Mesogog, is curious about Ghidorah’s power, but the dragon causing a massive extinction event and Mesogog’s desire for dinosaurs to rule the Earth once more have lead to some conflict on their part. Mesogog is aware of the large power gap between him and Ghidorah and is working on something that will give him at least a fighting chance against the dragon.
    • Beyond the fact that the Ghidorah that battled Mothra Leo caused the extinction of dinosaurs, that particular Ghidorah has the ability to eat the souls and life-force of anyone unlucky to get in his way, with children being a favorite target of his. The Ghidorah in the Pantheon once attempted it again and ended with Mothra Leo coming in and defeating it once more. The fact that a dangerous sadist like Ghidorah would be willing to absorb the souls of children and anyone else has caused great concern among those who are protective of children. Those who specialize in the absorption of souls such as Shang Tsung see Ghidorah as a major rival in their goals considering how much damage the dragon can cause wherever he goes.
  • There have been a few deities that got the attention of Ghidorah, mainly through their shared desire of causing destruction and willing to work with whoever will provide such opportunities to them. Gauron, Ridley, and Infinite all saw Ghidorah’s scale of destruction and was impressed with it, even if Infinite had a bit of resentment over the fact that someone was much more powerful than him at first. While Ghidorah was bemused at Gauron by virtue of being a human who goes around in a mecha, Guaron was more than willing to join Ghidorah if it meant forcing Sosuke Sagara into battles much more dangerous than before. Of the three, Ghidorah found a strong ally in Ridley, mainly for being a sadistic space creature who has his own personal arch-enemy that he keeps coming back to just to torment them. Ridley more than enjoyed Ghidorah’s brand of chaos and has worked with him in terrorizing planets, with Infinite sometimes tagging along just to prove that he can keep getting stronger no matter what.
  • He actually made his way into The Spirit World at one point and started to wreak havoc in there, which included sucking the souls out of some Spirits. Not only that, it almost made its way into the Spirit Portal that connected it to Avatar Universe. Luckily, it was stopped by both Aang, Korra, Godzilla and Mothra Leo. After this near fatal incident, security of the Pantheon Spirit portal has been doubled. Further investigation of the incident revealed that Ghidorah was used as a distraction as some members of GUAE enter the Spirit World to harvest Spirit Vines for their own use. Neither Avatars were happy about this and Ghidorah is eager to get involved in a similar stunt again.
  • As far as dragons are concerned, Ghidorah mostly doesn’t care a lot about them, though many of the benevolent ones see him as a threat that must be stopped no matter what and the more villainous ones being interested in Ghidorah’s destructive sadism. While he has fought against other Pantheonic dragons numerous times, Hydreigon ended up being one dragon that has frequently come into conflict with Ghidorah. The Pokemon is a three-headed dragon with a violent streak much like Ghidorah, but sees the space dragon as a much darker version of himself and one that wouldn’t rest until everything in its path has been destroyed. Ghidorah doesn’t see a whole lot in Hydreigon much like other dragons, but won’t hesitate to destroy the Pokemon and make things as painful as possible for Hydreigon.
  • Evolto was going around various planets across the Pantheon and annihilating them when he saw Ghidorah fly over to another planet and destroy it. Evolto was more than thrilled to find another galaxy destroyer like him and one that fully relished in the mayhem he causes. Seeing Ghidorah as a potential “pet” and a means to cause chaos faster than before, Evolto has taken the dragon under his wing and both have traveled across galaxies destroying anything that they come across. Evolto’s arch-enemies are more than disgusted with seeing something that shares his penchant for destruction, especially since Ghidorah is going to make a rematch against Evolto much more difficult.
  • Altera was once designed to be a Civilization Destroyer by her alien progenitors, but she eventually grew out of it and now works alongside The Master of Chaldea. Even if Ghidorah did have a version that was on the side of good, that barely comes out and by default he doesn’t intend to change his ways whatsoever. Altera is more than repulsed to see a creature like Ghidorah as a reminder of the kind of being that she used to be and would want nothing more than to see the space dragon destroyed, even if it means having to fight him directly.
  • For as much of a deadly force of nature that Ghidorah is, there has been only a handful of deities that are willing to use force to try and control Ghidorah. Among them include Miraak, who is able to bring dragons under his control and has been an enemy amongst nearly every dragon in the Pantheon. Miraak thought that Ghidorah would make a powerful ally, but the dragon was far too sadistic too listen and tried to blast Miraak with lightning bolts. Miraak was then put into a fight against Ghidorah and used what he can to try and defeat him and bring him under his control. As with much of Miraak’s previous attempts, it ended in failure, though Miraak was undeterred and had hopes that he can get Ghidorah and other powerful dragons like him under his control.
  • One of the most destructive moments in the Pantheon came when Majin Buu saw Ghidorah in action. Buu, being the insane force of destruction that he is, attempted to assimilate Ghidorah’s power and the failed attempt resulted in Buu getting into a nasty fight with Ghidorah. What followed was a fight between two deranged planet destroyers that spanned across galaxies with many casualties and ruined planets. While Buu ended up gaining the upper hand, he saw quite a bit of himself in Ghidorah when it comes to enjoying devastation. Many have dreaded a potential rematch between the two, with Goku and Vegeta offering to intervene and stop the pair’s destructive competition should it happen, especially after learning about how Ghidorah’s insanity and sadism is comparable to that of Buu.
  • In the long run, Ghidorah is considered to be a highly invasive creature and one that will potentially destroy everything if no one is able to stop him. One of his more potent abilities is being able to control other “Titans” to terraform the planet to his own liking (meaning to annihilate anything that could stand in the way). Given the variety of creatures in the Pantheon similar to “Titans” in terms of power such as Elder Dragons and Legendary Pokemon, many dread what would happen if Ghidorah is able to get them under his control.
  • Can also be found in the Main House as one of the Legendary Foes.

    SKYNET 
Skynet, God of Machine Wars, The Genocide of Humanity and One of the Councillors for the Grand United Alliance of Machines (Titan, Genisys, Sky-1, Alex, T-5000)
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    The Fiends 
The Fiends, Heralds of the Apocalypse (The Horsemen of the Apocalypse, Mother Harlot and the Trumpeter)
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counter-clockwise from bottom right: Pale Rider, Red Rider, White Rider and Black Rider
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Trumpeter
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Mother Harlot
  • Greater Gods individually, together capable of achieving Overdeity status
  • Symbol: Their emblems of officenote 
  • Alignment: True Neutral
  • Theme Music: Fiend Battle Theme
  • Portfolio: Absolute Death, the Apocalypse, Challenging mortals to see if they have what it takes to save or change the world, Living so long as life and death exist, Being summoned by the despair or suffering of the people
  • Allies: Every Omnicidal Maniac ever
  • Rivals: Kazuya, Aleph, Naoki Kashima, Tadano Hitonari (all versions), Flynn, Nanashi
  • Enemies: The Life Entity
  • The Fiends are the final event that spells doom for a world. No matter who stands before them, no matter what bars their path, no matter how they are attacked, once their march has truly begun, the Apocalypse will become unavoidable and only death will follow. However, they have been summoned by mere potential apocalypses, so the standard response to an attack by the Fiends is usually the strongest counterattack possible, as it is the last-ditch effort to stave off the world's death.
  • Other lesser Fiends not directly involved in the Apocalypse have been born of the same power that brought them forth and join in and leave the group due to their unstable power levels: Ghost Q, David, the Sage of Time, Hell Biker, Daisoujou, Billiken, Binbou-gami, Yaukbyou-gami, and Chemtrail and Plasma. The most notable Lesser Fiends, however, are Alice, Matador and Tokisada, who distinguish themselves through great enough power to ascend to the Pantheon by themselves. Still, all Fiends, Lesser and Greater, are notable for their extremely strong connection with the power of Death and brutal abilities.
    • Interestingly on the subject of Alice, her status as a Fiend has been called into question - while traditionally a Fiend, in an incident, she was not one of them, instead being an Undead. While it's too early to tell, a certain bullfighter may steal her seat as the most important Lesser Fiend if the reclassification sticks.
  • While a Lesser Fiend, Matador's importance has been reaching the levels of the Greater Fiends and Alice ever since he helped start the Candelabrum incident. Ever since, the Greater Fiends generally bring him along as an introduction, with the only thing really holding Matador back from Greater Fiend-om being his disconnection to the apocalypse.
  • The group has a loose affiliation with Lucifer. It's more an alliance of convenience, really. They listen to him, and if his plans coincide with their duties, they can invoke Sure, Let's Go with That. For the same reason, they also listen to YHVH's orders. However, at least one time they have worked with Lucifer in the advent of a potential apocalypse.
    • Nine (the Greater Fiends, Matador, Daisoujou, and Hell Biker) of their members (along with Dante and Raidou Kuzunoha) took part in the ordeal concerning the Candelabra. Some were ignorant that its true purpose was to groom a Fiend of chaos, while others knew and took part to welcome the coming age of chaos. The end result of the trial was Naoki Kashima.
  • On other occasions, they like to hide in very specific places and only come out if they feel like it, which generally only happens once out of every 256 occasions just for fun. The original three Fiends (David, Daisoujou, and the Pale Rider) introduced this method, but David and Daisoujou later abandoned this method when Pale Rider revived it, who brought along the Greater Fiends besides the Mother Harlot while also bringing along Matador and introducing Chemtrail. They somewhat did it one other time as well, but that time also featured a room where one of the five (Matador, Alice, Hell Biker, Ghost Q, and the Sage of Time) would have a much higher chance of showing up.
  • During the Schwarzwelt incident, all of the Greater Fiends, Matador, and Alice showed up. Surprising everyone, even the Fiends themselves, was the return of David, who only felt the call to action twice before. During the incident, David summoned other demons to kill a group of Strike Team members, only for the strongest of them to show up, save them, and defeat David.
  • Trumpeter really would prefer it if everyone forgot about that one time he was "coerced" into helping a certain group of devil summoners after a defeat by laptop.
  • Mother Harlot is rumored to have some sort of connection with the Ghost Lady. Neither could be reached for clarification. Her title of "Whore of Babylon" also led some to believe there was a connection between her and Nero Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus; the Fiend airily laughed, denying the girl had anything to do with her. Red Saber hates the title - Mother Harlot exults in it.
  • The Fiends are neither good nor evil, but simply come forth to challenge mankind to see if they have what it takes to save the world or to fulfill their duties. Some are malicious about it, while others treat it as simply doing their job.
  • As seen above, they are in good terms with the other group of Horsemen, though they are often seen as much more solemn or demented in comparison.
  • Keeping close eyes on their pagers: the Great Upheaval and subsequent Pantheonic Rebellion is the kind of situation that can easily turn 'worst-case-scenario', and thus require their services...

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Intermediate Gods

    The Nothing Card 
The Nothing Card, Avatar of the Fifth Element and Crafter of Destructive Spheres (The Hope, The Sealed Card)
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  • Intermediate Goddess; but wields the power of a Greater Goddess
  • Symbol: A red winged heart with a black shadow.
  • Alignment: Chaotic Neutral
  • Portfolio: Element #5, Power of the Void, Yin-Yang Bomb, Empathic Weapon, Knight Templar, Sealed In A Can, Mercury's Wings (on her head), Nothing Is Scarier, Scenery Gorn, Perpetual Frowner, Sphere of Destruction, Dark Magical Girl, Lonely at the Top, The Unfettered
  • Domains: Negativity, Void, Magic
  • Allies: Sakura Kinomoto, Zeratul, Nanoha Takamachi
  • Enemies: Yin Yang Bombers, Dune, Tabuu
  • Creates spheres of destruction via Beam Spam.
  • Spent much of her existence imprisoned in card form beneath Clow Reed's mansion, acting as a negative counterbalance for the positive magic of the Clow Cards. She was freed and went on an unfettered mission to reunite with her friends, destroying Sakura Kinomoto's hometown in the process until Sakura and the transformed Sakura Cards into performing a Heel–Face Turn. She then fused with a nameless card made by Sakura and became the Hope Card.
  • Intended by the Main House to be a negative counterpart to the positive energy of nature and magic itself. Terrified of being imprisoned in a lonely dark place again, Sakura came to the aid of the Nothing and with help of Phoenix Wright, convinced the Main House to give the Nothing a less traumatic position.
  • Gets on quite well with Zeratul due to their similar powers, and he helps convince her that she is not evil nor are her powers.
  • Hates Tabuu, realising he is pretty much a male version of her, and vows to stop him from dragging the universe into the Subspace World.
  • Destroys only what needs to be destroyed, erasing them from existence within her black orbs. Has tried to destroy SCP-682 on more than one occasion but her powers have no effect on it for some reason. Further attempts have been performed on some of the destructive reality crushing members of the Pantheon, but they've defied the Nothing's powers in various ways. The Joker avoided erasure by throwing a custard pie in her face.
  • Can also be found in Elements & Nature Other.

    Randall Flagg 
Randall Flagg, God of the Walking Wastelands (The Walkin' Dude, The Man in Black, The Ageless Stranger, The Dark Man, The Tall Man, Legion, Nyarlathotep, Walter o'Dim, Walter Padick, Marten Broadcloak, Maerlyn, Flagg the Hooded, He Who Walks Behind the Rows, Revered Flagg, The Covenant Man and other variations of R.F)
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Tbe Man in Black 
  • Intermediate God
  • Symbol: The Red Eye of The Crimson King
  • Theme: Among The Living, The Stranger
  • Alignment: Chaotic Evil
  • Portfolio: A man of many names, Seemingly a loving cheerful figure until you fail, A user of evil magic, Older then he looks, Walking The Multiverse, Ruler of Las Vegas in one universe, Waking up in a new universe if he dies in another, Being MONSTROUS for the fun of it, Has a copy, To The Crimson King, A terrifying version of this
  • Domains: The Red, Chaos, Magic, Evil, Discordia, Immortality
  • Superior: Stephen King
  • Allies: Satan, Mr. Scratch, The Beast, Calypso, Shinnok, Zobek, Dormammu, Corypheus, Jack Torrance
  • Rivals: Nyarlathotep (as a possible alter ego)
  • Enemies: Roland Deschain, Homura Akemi, Dante Alighieri, Adrian Tepes, Ungoliant, every good aligned magic user (Unless they are easy to influence)
  • He merely walked his way into the Pantheon and everywhere he goes, animals would run, where he spits grass would die, any plants he touch would dry up and die, and animals that look upon him tend to die of fatal brain embolisms. Men get cancer by staring at him too long, disputes would turn into bloody battles quickly, Babies weep and cry when he is near, and women often feel uneasy and avoid him at all cost (Unless you were one of those that were meant to be his then they might have developed a dark magnetism to him)
  • He had his walking boots on and was attracted to the chaos that erupted in the house of magic only to try and make it from bad to way worse
  • In one universe he used a deadly Flu Virus named Project Blue A.K.A Captain Trips that wiped out 99.4% of people on the earth, along with his power to take over half the U.S before he was killed by a nuke, He merely woke up in a different location ready to start anew.
  • In another Universe he was an advisor to a king, only to later kill him and let one of his corruptible sons and plunge that kingdom to a thousand years of darkness, even though he was confronted and driven away by the other son it has been revealed that he did this to the kingdom many times in the past and would eventually bring it to ruin in the future.
  • In his main universe he is trying to bring the downfall of The Dark Tower (The lynchpin of the multiverse) which would destroy everything, he reasons are as follows
    “As for the end of the universe…I say let it come as it will, in ice, fire, or darkness. What did the universe ever do for me that I should mind its welfare?”
  • Is often seen grinning constantly as though all is good with the world though the other gods know well that his smile is just a warning that something is going to go wrong or already has.
  • He is attempting to corrupt people in various houses by taking different disguises.
    • As Randall Flagg in old blue jeans, denim jacket and old cowboy boots, He appears to be a helpful cheery man that wants to help be apart of many evil organizations but what he really will do is attempt to undermine and control many of them so that he can be a large destructive influence (He has been to many before as a member doing various cruel things), he can even be apart of many peaceful groups that if he goes unnoticed he will turn to very dangerous and extremist factions, a far cry from what they used to be.
    • As Walter o'Dim he hides himself under a dark cloak , he attempts to give out the fortunes of many members of the Pantheon often trying to show them tarot cards relevant to their future,this is actually an attempt to manipulate them to do his bidding as he needs them to sow the idea that what they do is right when it makes everything else worse
    • As Marten Broadcloak he wears a combination of his two other outfits, He attempts to teach other magical users that arts that he learned through the years in a attempt to "help" them as he feels most of their magics need it, in truth it is for them to start using forbidden magics to turn them evil or insane, and if he gets a lucky day then it will make some both
  • He is now attempting to gain influence after the "Great Upheaval" as he feels it is the perfect time to turn a bad incident, and battle between Gods, into a multiverse blood filled massacre, so that he can have the grandest smile on his face.
  • He likes to sing around others "Baby can you dig your man? He's a righteous man, Tell me Baby can you dig your man?", he doesn't reveal why he does this but others feel it is a sort of insult.
  • Also likes to show those that work under him from that he does not like failure that he can do more then just crucify you, there were worse things than crucifixion. There were teeth.
  • Likes to invade the dreams of others, specifically corruptible people as he wants to terrify them or make them his follower, the victim would often dream of being in a cornfield at night, the ground often swarming with rats, he would appear as a shadowy figure with a large grin and glowing red eyes.
  • Has appeared as Marten Broadcloak in the Magical Girl Sisterhood, more specifically their dreams claiming that Homura is like his old pal Roland Deschain and that all she will do is bring death and destruction, like Roland did so many times before due to single minded obsession, and he knows of ways to make sure that in the chance they cannot stop her from doing more damage on their own he has knowledge of powerful magic that he is willing to give to them to give them an edge.
    "As long as you draw from The Power of The Red, then even devils will burn up like the biggest roast you will ever see"
  • If any see a crow around the house be wary for that maybe Flagg watching them as one person stated
    "The crows and the rats are his"
    • Maybe using this to manipulate Ruby Rose, as she sees a dusty old crow, and not the Ageless Stranger.
  • Is working along side Mr. Scratch and Satan to secure The Great Will's Throne for Satan and in return give him entrance into The Dark Tower and reach the top so that he can become a more powerful god.
  • Under Satan's instructions he has invaded the dreams of Madoka then made an offer of gaining protection from other dream invaders while attempting to manipulate her to start using her Hatred and Dark Magic in order to make her perfect for Satan's plans for The Pantheonic Rebellion, He has given her The Devil Mask.
  • Was delighted to welcome the broken soul of Jack Torrance into the body. He hopes to manipulate the writer into more atrocities.
  • Though the Rebellion has left him with great many opportunities, he finds that he has to enjoy it with a new look, and can't wait to show the Pantheon what new plans he has in store.
  • The Agless Stranger continues to show the evils he has in store as he is able repeat an old sin in a new way.

    Selvaria Bles 
Brigadier General Selvaria Bles, Goddess of Living Weapons of Mass Destruction (Azure Witch)
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  • Intermediate Goddess
  • Symbol: The Valkyria Lance and Shield
  • Theme Song: Valkyria's Omen, Valkyria's Awakening
  • Alignment: Lawful Evil
  • Portfolio: Valkyria, One-Woman Army, General, A Mother to Her Men, Dark Magical Girl, Unrequited Love for Prince Maximillian, Tall, Busty, Voluptuous, White Hair and Red Eyes, Final Flame alongside the Gallian Army
  • Domains: Valkyria, Destructive Power
  • Heralds: Aliasse, Riela Marcellis, Crymaria Levin, Angelica Farnaby
  • Allies: The Helghan Empire, Colonel Mael Radec, Scolar Visari
  • Rivals: Esdeath, Shana, Kirito & Asuna, Mikoto Misaka, Shizuo Heiwajima, Akira Yuki
  • Enemies: Squad 7
  • Opposes: The House of Science
  • Selvaria Bles is the descendant of the Valkyrur, a race of warriors that have conquered Europa many millennium ago. This Valkyria is a high-ranking officer of the East Europan Imperial Alliance under the command of Prince Maximillian, who led the invasion force to conquer the Principality of Gallia. As a Valkyria, she has immense powers that can annihilate any army.
  • In a distant memory, she was thought to have existed earlier as the Goddess of Dark Action Girl. Some, however, thought that she was only a legend ever since the title was taken over by Katarina du Couteau. Some legend came true as she emerge with a radiating blue flames around her and it was said that she usurped Justice for her title of Person of Mass Destruction.
  • She dedicated her life to serving under Prince Maximillian, the prince of the Empire who rescued her from a life of endless torment under the knife. She was even willing to use her power that cause her suffering, if it means pleasing him and bringing victory. Selvaria is trying very hard to have him ascended even if he doesn't exactly reciprocate her feelings for him.
  • She is compared to Esdeath, the most powerful member of the empire and the top enforcer to the emperor. Though she is not motivated by love for her emperor but only fight so that she could let her domineering personality show. While Selvaria and Esdeath are not in strong terms, Esdeath does relate to her unreciprocated love, even if it is a different situation.
  • When worlds collide, Selvaria found herself on another world far from Europa. She has been trying to find a way to return back to her own world so that she could return into servitude with Maximilian.
  • Her abilities as a Valkyria are her superhuman strength and a powerful Healing Factor. But her most dangerous power (to everyone, including her) is the Final Flame, an immense power that is comparable to nuclear explosions (complete with a mushroom cloud).
  • She holds disdain toward scientists because of her past of being experimented by Imperial researchers for her Valkyria powers. The irony is lost on her as the experiments were sponsored by Maximilian himself.
  • Being the top enforcer of an empire got her to meet Colonel Mael Radec, who like her is one of the best men in his respective empire. Radec approached her on behalf of his superior Visari, who suggested allying with Selvaria since he is very impressed by her Valkyria powers and offered her to help Prince Maximillian ascend in exchange for her vouching for an alliance between the East Europan Imperial Alliance and the Helghast. While at first a bit hesitant to accept Visari's offer, she agreed after some consideration.
    • When it comes to Radec, the two work very well together. However, she doesn't approve of his tendency to execute his men if they fail him, Selvaria is a lot different in that regard but was surprised that Radec does care for his men from time to time. As for the rest of the people of Helghan, they remind her of the time she was experimented and sympathizes with the conditions and hardships the Helghan had to endure.
  • A Valkyria, not a valkyrie. There's a difference. She doesn't seem to care that there are other valkyries in the Pantheon as both are different in comparison. Still, considering that she fell in battle, Freya tried to welcome her to Valhalla and felt a bit of pity that she perished by sacrificing herself for the sake of her love.
    • Her efforts during the Imperial invasion of Gallia caught the eyes of the war gods. Gods like Ares is pleased of her destructive powers that could shift the tides of war and inspire many men to fight with such power at their side.

    Shinado 
Shinado, God of Salvation Through Destruction (King Abaddon)
  • Intermediate God (Greater God as King Abaddon)
  • Symbol: His Mask, which shifts between Anger or Sorrow based on position
  • Allignment: Lawful Evil (His Anger Aspect)/ Neutral Good (His Sorrow Aspect)
  • Portfolio: Nihilism, Literal Split Personality, Helpless Good Side, Malevolent Masked God, Appearing as the person he's talking to wearing his mask, Barrier Change Boss, Eye Beams.
  • Domains: Insects, Masks, Despair, Luck, Hope
  • Heralds: Apollyon Horde
  • Allies: The White, Erebus, The Fiends (Anger Aspect) / Raidou Kuzunoha XIV, Flynn, Madoka Kaname, Makoto Naegi, Auriel (Sorrow Aspect)
  • Enemies: Switch 'em. Junko Enoshima
  • A mysterious entity that originally resided within the Abysmal Realm, Shinado was called by the surge of despair generated by the Great Upheaval. This despair also had the unfortunate side-effect of more-or-less locking him into his Anger Aspect, with his Sorrow Aspect able to appear for mere minutes at a time. Shinado now attempts to do as he did on the Day of Misfortune back in the 1920s: deliver salvation through destruction, and crush any who spreads the poison called 'hope'.
  • He has warned Raidou that he will not permit him to stop him this time, as he had failed to live up to his expectations after his original defeat. His Sorrow Aspect is desperately trying to regain control of his psyche, seeking the aid of Hope Bringer like Raidou or Flynn with the small snippets of clarity he can muster.
  • Works closely with The White: they understand that there is no saving the world. It can only be destroyed, and its inhabitants cast into the peace called death. They disagree on what should happen to the people before this. The White simply want to cleanse the world entirely, he wishes to unite the people in harmonious despair to save them before bringing an end to the world.
  • He commands the horde of the Apollyon, divine insects of despair that serve YHVH while his Anger Aspect bears the title King Abaddon. His anger aspect does not realize that his attempt to bring despair to the people is part of a plan by YHVH to drive the people back to him. The horde was made to strike fear and despair into humanity for that very purpose.
  • His Anger Aspect loathes those who spread Hope, viewing them as a poison who spread suffering through the futility of actions that will end in failure for the masses. As such he opposes the likes of Makoto Naegi, Flynn, Raidou Kuzunoha, Madoka,and more who spread this poison to those who chose to believe in them.
    • Despite this he does not care for those who spread despair just to inflict suffering and chaos for their own sick amusement, putting him against the likes of Junko Enoshima and other such Hope Crusher. To him Despair is what will unite the world in salvation before destroying the diseased ridden world filled with hope.
  • Archangel Auriel is baffled by his idea of despair, seeing how he seeks to create harmony and unity through it to save humanity before destroying existence and making it anew. His line of thinking is dangerously close to the demons she knows, yet he doesn't cause it just for the sake of it like they do. She's gone to Raidou for help in attempting to get his Sorrow Aspect in control.

    Tuska 
Tuska, Goddess of Planet Destroyers (The World Devourer, The Beast Goddess, Ancient God-Beast, The Boar Goddess)
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  • Intermediate God, Greater Goddess when facing beings reliant on magic or energy based attacks.
  • Symbol: Tuska's symbols.
  • Theme Song: Tuska
  • Alignment: Chaotic Neutral
  • Portfolio: Planet Destroyer, Devouring The Anima Mundi Of Worlds, God Is Dumb, Anti-Magic, Apocalypse How, Eldritch Abomination, Fed to Pigs, Full-Boar Action, Messy Pig, The Juggernaut, Non-Malicious Monster, Not Quite Dead, Mindless Destruction, Portent of Doom, Your Afterlife Is Mine/Underworld Eating, Anima Mundi
  • Domains: Boars, Pigs, Tusks, Meteors, Earthquakes, Storms, Anima Mundi, Portals, Space, Raids, Pillaging, Destruction, Fear, Symbiotic Relationships
  • Followers: Nero, Planet Buster users
  • Heralds: The Airut
  • Allies: GUAD, The Grox
  • Enemies: Guthix, (Insert Name Here), Unicron, Primus, Amatsu-Mikaboshi, Mogo, Great A'Tuin
  • Of Interest to: The House of Magic and Craft
  • Opposed by: Jimmy Neutron, Osiris, Anubis, Thanatos, both Hades, many variations of the Devil, other Underworld related entities, Geb, Gaea, the Nature Preservers, Tartarus
  • The first time word of Tuska was heard in the pantheon came from (Insert Name Here); who knows of her from their adventures in RuneScape Gielinor, and shared the information he/she gained from the Guthixian Memories (Guthix's memories) INH collected.
    • Much later, after the memories of Guthix were told, several meteors crashed in the {antheon, with some even carrying strange insects. Several residents in the Pantheon were also found killed and were branded with strange marking, which could also be found on the walls of some temples. A few residents of the pantheon have even claimed to have seen large bulky figures make the marks, but failed to make them out in any great detail.
  • Tuska doesn't care to be worshipped and likely doesn't even know that the Airut worship her for the strength she showed them. The Airut also live on Tuska's back.
  • Tuska possesses a barrier made up of Anima Mundi (similar to the Edicts of Guthix) which prevented lesser gods from approaching her and protect her from most energy based attacks.
  • Tuska's completely blind, having been blinded by a god named Skargaroth and a mortal Guthix.
  • Tuska and the Airut have a symbiotic relationship. The Airut ride and control Tuska with massive reins, leading her towards worlds for her to devour and while she's attacking the Airut pillage the world raiding it for resources.
  • Much like Galactus and Unicron, Tuska is another Planet Eater. Unlike Galactus who destroys planets as a side affect of feeding and Unicron who devours the entire planet, it is largely unknown how Tuska feeds only that the world ends up destroyed or at best barren as a result.
  • Since entering the Pantheon, she has not only attempted to eat it, but also Unicron, Primus, Amatsu-Mikaboshi, Mogo, Yog-Sothoth, Azathoth and the Great A'Tuin with mixed results for each.
    • Tuska managed to catch Unicron unaware while he was feeding and gored out a new trench on him. Unicron responded by transforming and pummeling her to death before devouring her. Tuska got better though.
    • Primus didn't even notice Tuska, having been defended by virtually every cybertronian forcing Tuska into fleeing.
    • Being the Primordial Chaos Amatsu-Mikaboshi possesses immense amounts of power causing Tuska to go after him. Tuska managed to surprise Mikaboshi thanks to her resistance to his energy based attacks; possibly even feeding off them, and even managed to deliver a few good blows. Unfortunately for Tuska though Mikaboshi has many other powers and quickly overcame her once he got over his surprise.
    • Mogo's powers as a Green Lantern did little to slow Tuska down and was ultimately devoured like many worlds before.
    • Due to his immense power Yog-Sothoth became a target of Tuska. Of course due to the very nature of Yog-Sothoth he was hardly in any danger and likely didn't even notice Tuska's attempts to devour him. Many in the pantheon though find it funny to know that Tuska's Going in Circles trying to find him.
    • Tuska once headed towards Azathoth, but the Airut had her change course once they started to hear the maddening tunes from the musicians playing to keep Azathoth asleep.
    • The Great A'Tuin thanks to his/her size contains large amounts of Anima Mundi which drew Tuska to him/her. Tuska's attack caused another one of the world supporting elephants on A'Tuin's back to fall off and the other three to lose Discworld. Tuska then abandoned its attack in order to devour Discworld, allowing the Great A'Tuin and at least three of the world supporting elephants to escape (the fourth one is "lost").
  • The exact size of Tuska is unknown, but would probably be similar in size to a Island.
  • Being the Earth personified Geb and Gaea naturally oppose Tuska along with the Nature Preservers.
  • Tartarus also opposes Tuska, but this is mostly for Gaea and possibly his own safety; as a Underworld entity, than any actual interest in nature.
  • The Airut make their armor and gloves out of Tuska's hair which increases their strength. This makes Tuska particularly interesting to the House of Magic and Craft. Various warriors and soldiers are interested in the armor and gloves as well.
  • Due to being so heavily saturated with Anima Mundi Tuska does not turn to stone when killed unlike the other gods of RuneScape.
  • Tuska can generate portals on her back, which the Airut use to go to worlds.
  • The earthquakes and storms caused by Tuska are simply created by Tuska's own gravitational pull, rather than her own will.
    • The remains of worlds also orbit Tuska and often times become meteorites when Tuska approaches a new world.

Lesser Gods

    Ellen Ripley 
Ellen Louis Ripley, Goddess of Justified Extermination
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  • Lesser Goddess
  • Symbol: A flamethrower crossed with an M41A Pulse Rifle
  • Theme: Ripley's Rescue
  • Alignment: Lawful Good
  • Portfolios: Action Heroine, Final Girl, Survival Mantra, Killing Things with Fire, Action Mom, Friend of all Cats, Mama Bear, Only Sane Woman
  • Domains: Law, Good, Destruction, Protection, Honor
  • Followers: Dana, all non-ascended Resident Evil protagonists, The Forerunners
  • Superior: James Cameron
  • Allies: Sarah Connor, Samus Aran, The Metroid Hatchling, Laurie Strode, Sidney Prescott, The House of Childhood and Adolescence, Kirito and Asuna, Bryan Mills, all Feline deities, Cammy White, The Ghostbusters, Kenshiro, Piccolo, Indiana Jones, Rosemary Woodhouse
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Android 18
  • Enemies: The Xenomorphs (both Facehuggers and Drones)', Indominus Rex, Victor Frankenstein, Cell
  • Opposes: Red Skull, Voldemort, Kefka, Daleks, Gihren Zabi
  • Conflicting Opinion: Frankenstein's Monster
  • One of the first Action Heroines in cinema as well as surviving countless hordes of one of the most ruthless alien beings in the pantheon was enough for the Pantheon to award Ellen Ripley with godhood.
    • Was overjoyed when Sarah shortly followed her. Together, they are capable of kicking much ass.
  • Learning that the Xenomorphs are represented in both impregnator and adult forms appalled Ripley, but the Pantheon still refuses her suggestion to kill the Aliens ASAP.
  • Shares a bond with Samus, keeping her company at times. The two have experienced many horrors of space, managing to overcome them all on their own multiple times. Samus is teaching that not all foreign organisms are evil; the Metroid Hatchling took a liking to her (with Ellen keeping a safe distance just to be sure). Eventually, Ellen did warm up to the hatchling.
  • Believes that Indominus Rex is an abomination and should be killed immediately. She shakes her head to the scientists who thought that creating such a creature was a good idea in the first place. It doesn't help that her most hated enemy is the high priest. She's keeping watch to make sure that the Xenomorph Queen doesn't ascend herself.
  • Despises Victor Frankenstein for trying to mess with forces she thinks no scientist will ever be able to understand. Is often accused of sabotaging his experiments. As for the monster he's most famous for... she's not sure what to make of him. Some versions are obviously evil, while others may actually be good. She's reserving judgement on him for now.
  • Is wary of all synthetic humans, as the first one she met tried to kill her. Although she has long since overcome those fears, she still keeps an eye out on even the heroic ones such as Android 18. However, she is more than willing to stamp out a more dangerous creation: Cell. She may not be able to back up her threats, but she at least has an ally that can.
  • Survived a summer camp with 5 other gods and a mortal. She gave credit to Laurie Strode and Sidney Prescott for keeping her safe during the ordeal. The two final girls were sympathetic of Ripley's plight in her dealings with the Xenomorphs.
  • Her brave effort to save a young mortal by the name of Newt gained the admiration of the House of Children.
  • Is naturally a cat person, gaining the favor of all cat deities. Cammy White became close friends with her as a result. The two raise funds for downtroden cats.
  • Once met by Peter Venkman, who gave her a surprising embrace. Turns out he mistook her for Dana Barrett. Ellen had to let him down easy, telling him that just because the two shared the same actress doesn't make them one and the same. Although he was disappointed, he offered up the ghost-hunting service on the house. She has since grown a good relationship with the Busters.
  • With that said she does not condone those who exterminate friendly aliens or foreigners. Any follower who uses her divine powers on such will get their ass kicked by her personally followed by their immediate loss of cleric abilities. As such she opposes all gods who revel in such activities.
  • Often seen having beer and playing pool with one Commander Bryan Mills, Professor Jones, Kenshiro and Piccolo; the action heroes have taken a great liking to each other for ALL being parents who took on (and single-handedly) destroyed armies to protect their beloved children.
  • Ripley's valiant battle to save Newt from the clutches of The Alien Queen has earned the respect and admiration of Kirito and Asuna, themselves parents who would lay down their lives to protect their adoptive little girl Yui. As a result, she is invited to take the Team Mom position of The League of Adoptive Parents, which after some prodding from Yui (and Newt herself), the Lieutenant of the Nostromo graciously accepts.
  • Is on good terms with Rosemary Woodhouse, having felt sorry for her after hearing what happened to her in her story.

Demigods

    Gendo Ikari 
Gendo Ikari, God of World Ending and Finger-Tenting (NERV Commander, Gendo Rokubungi)
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In Evangelion 3.0 
Adam in Gendo's hand 
  • Demigod
  • Symbol: NERV Logo
  • Theme Music: NERV
  • Alignment: Lawful Evil, devolving to Neutral Evil in Rebuild
  • Portfolio: Finger-Tenting, Dark Messiah, Diabolical Mastermind, A God Am I, Manipulative Bastard, Well-Intentioned Extremist
  • Domains: Technology, Evil, Law, Planning, Love
  • Allies(?): David Xanatos, Relius Clover, Ghetsis Harmonia, Ragyo Kiryuin, Charles zi Britannia, Darth Vader, Obito Uchiha, Johann Faust VIII, Enrico Pucci
  • Former Allies: Keel Lorenz
  • Enemies: Shinji Ikari (his son), Rei Ayanami, Arael, Asuka Langley, Kaworu Nagisa, Many Abusive Parents in the Pantheon, The Vivid Team, Kamille Bidan, Shiro Kanzaki, Nunnally Lamperouge.
  • Interested in: Yui Ikari
  • Opposed by: Haruko Hauhara, Naota Nandaba
  • Ascended after his failed attempt to trigger the Third Impact, then obtaining godhood, and finally reuniting with his wife. Naturally he's still trying to acheive the second goal.
  • The Children were shocked to hear about his ascension into the Pantheon. Shinji felt fear, Kaworu looked nervous, Asuka was beyond pissed, and Rei could not bring herself to face him.
  • Yui Ikari is uncertain about what's going to happen now with him in the Pantheon, but she knew he still loved her.
  • He's come into meeting David Xanatos often discussing all kinds of matters behind closed doors.
  • Gendo was surprised to learn about the many kinds of women interested in him despite his obsession with Yui. As he asked they all responded with the same "It's Gendo!!!"
  • Relius Clover was happy to learn about Gendo's arrival considering him like himself in a few ways. Gendo did not care much about people's opinions on him besides Yui, but he will talk with the fellow god just to keep him off his back. Personally he privately wishes old professor and lieutenant Kozo Fuyutsuki were around, if nothing else to have someone to talk to whose company he can appreciate and who won't be tempted to kill him in the spot. Most importantly, he was/is a good friend of Yui's, and reminiscing about her was a favored pastime of both.
  • Ragyo and Ghetsis both were impressed by the mental torture put on Shinji by his father. They also talk about the creation of a group of parents who do horrible things to their children.
    • However, Gendo has made it clear that he thinks Ghetsis went "a little too far" in his bastardry against N, while he has openly admitted disgust at Ragyou's actions, particularly how, whereas he mistreated Shinji out of what he saw as necessity for his greater goal with no significant malice behind it, Ragyou very obviously takes sadistic joy in making her daughters' lives a living hell.
  • Charles is often compared to Gendo due to both having the same kind of goals. Gendo could not care about that so he's more than okay with Charles' world without lies…but only Gendo can/could become God.
  • Darth Vader was seen with the man once. Not many could figure out what the conversation was about...
    • Gendo had spilled his soul over the actions he's committed and knows he's going to be stuck with many abusive parent gods. He does not truly want to harm his son and also hopes to fight back against the abusive parents of the pantheon in secret. Darth is unsure how to feel about this but he does understand Gendo's reason for this confession.
  • Pucci has allied himself with Gendo after hearing about how he reacted with the loss of his wife. Many fear the emotionless world the two plan to create.
  • Also has a seat in the House of Tics.
  • "There is no one else who can pilot the Evas. As long as they survive, that is what I'll have them do."

    Hazardous Environment Combat Unit 
*Emergency Broadcast Sign-In Tune* The following message is transmitted at the request of local authorities. At 9:47 AM, Mountain Time, a disaster of unknown type has occurred at the Black Mesa Research Facility causing significant damage and failure to various power and communication systems in the surrounding areas. An immediate evacuation order has been issued for all residents within a 75 mile radius of the facility, and on-site military has been dispatched to provide assistance. Make sure to bring an emergency supply of food, water, clothing, first aid kit, flashlights with extra batteries, and battery powered radios. Follow local evacuation routes which have been marked by local authorities and only use one vehicle. Do not return to the warning area until the all clear has been given. If you are not in the evacuation zone stay where you are. If you are within the evacuation area and have no transportation locate your nearest police department or military officer. Do not use telephones or cell phones except in the case of emergencies. Stay tuned to local news media outlets for further details and information on this situation. *Emergency Broadcast Sign-Out Tune*

"Attention, this *static* announcement syste---M. NOW. UNDER. MILITARY. COMMAND."

Hazardous Environment Combat Unit, Divine Army of "Containment" (HECU, HECU Marines, Marines, Grunts, Soldiers, The Military)

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HD Rendition of various HECU Marines, as depicted in Half-Life, Blue Shift, and Opposing Force. Image courtesy of YukonC14. Original image from his Twitter page.
HECU Marine as depicted in Black Mesa 
HECU Officer as depicted in Black Mesa 
HECU Medic and Engineer as depicted in Operation Black Mesa 
  • Themes:
  • A Unit of Demigods
  • Symbol: The HECU's US Military Beret Flash, or alternatively, their Powered Combat Vests (PCV)
  • Alignment: Lawful Neutral (Many of the less sympathetic ones are outright Lawful Evil, while the ones wishing only to fight the Alien Invasion are Lawful Good)
  • Domains: Soldiers, Cover-ups, Top Secret Operations
  • Portfolio: Tasked with covering up the Black Mesa disaster through force, bullets, explosives, gasoline, and artillery fire, Silencing all Black Mesa personnel on sight, with themselves being targeted and silenced later on, Capable of taking on two invading alien factions without flinching, US Marines, Many personnel being left behind during the evacuation of Black Mesa, with others being silenced for knowing about the disaster, Having M1 Abrams tanks, LAV-25s and M2 Bradleys, and F-16s and Harriers , Cavalry Betrayal (both on the giving and receiving ends), Mooks (from the Black Mesa personnels' POV), Redshirt Army (from their own POV), Having Snipers, Combat Medics, and Combat Engineers, Having radio static when they talk (From Gordon Freeman's perspective), Many expressing disgust for killing innocent civilians as well as doing cover-ups for the US Government
  • Notable Members: Cpl. Adrian Shephard
  • Allies: Gunnery Sgt. Hartmann, General Shepherd, Sgt. John Basilone, Col. Miles Quaritch, Sgt. Conlin, Gunnery Sgt. Minoso, Pvt. Gaines, and Corpsman Sullivan, Sgt. Roebuck, Pvt. Miller, and Pvt. Polonsky, The Flag Raisers, Cpt. Martin Walker, Commander Shepard, Master Chief, Cole Phelps, Tadano Hitonari (Both Neutral route versions of him)
  • Enemies: Gordon Freeman (though thanks to the presence of more powerful aliens, they can form an Enemy Mine), The Black Ops (whom they also share an intense Interservice Rivalry with), The Nihilanth, The Headcrabs, The Vortigaunts, ADVENT, Dr. Wallace Breen, The Combine, Harbinger, The Flood, The Decepticons
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: The Men In Black, The Global Occult Coalition, The SCP Foundation, XCOM, The Autobots
  • Unwitting Pawn of: The G-Man
  • Opposed by: The Green Flu Survivors (The Pennsylvania Survivors) (The Savannah Survivors generally like and trust the military more sans Nick)
  • Based at the Santego Military Base in Arizona, USA, the Hazardous Environment Combat Unit of the United States Marine Corps, or HECU for short, are a branch of the US Marines tasked with operating in hazardous environments. In order to achieve this, they are issued thePowered Combat Vest, or PCV. Similar to the Black Mesa Science Team's Hazardous Environment, or HEV Suit, the PCV protects its users from the effects of toxic waste, radiation, fire, and other hazards. The only thing that the PCV lacks is the Long-Jump Module, but that's mainly due to the vest being designed for use solely on Earth and not on Xen.
  • Depending on the work, the HECU can be either a joint-service unit like SOCOM or exclusively a branch of the United States Marine Corps. The former depiction uses M2 Bradleys from the US Army, and have F-16 Fighting Falcons from the US Air Force, while the latter use the LAV-25 and the AV-8 Harrier. What remains consistent between depictions is that the soldiers are US Marines, armed with either an MP5 Submachine gun or an M4A1 Carbine, both with an underbarrel Grenade Launcher.
  • Aside from regular Marines, their commanding officers, and shotgunners, there are several specialized personnel in their cadre.
    • The first is the Sniper. Armed with the M40A1 Sniper Rifle, their job is to take out enemies from elevated positions. During the Black Mesa Incident, this often included scientists and security guards as well as hostile aliens.
    • The second is the Combat Medic. As their name suggests, their job is to heal other HECU Marines mid-battle. Depending on the work, he is either armed with a 9mm handgun or an MP5 Submachine gun. In addition, he will either heal with a syringe or with medkits he always carries.
    • The third is The Engineer. Armed with a Desert Eagle, his job is to break open locked doors and barriers so that other Marines can progress further.
  • Thanks to the influences of a mysterious middle-aged man in a blue suit, they began training for "something" that would happen at the Black Mesa Research Facility in neighboring New Mexico. Many of the newer members of the unit, including one Cpl. Shephard, were hoping that this would be their first true combat deployment and not another training mission. And indeed, they didn't have to wait long...
  • During the Black Mesa Incident, the "something" in question, following the Resonance Cascade, the HECU were contacted by surviving members of the Black Mesa Science Team in the hopes that they would help fight off the aliens and rescue them. While they did arrive and immediately contained the Xen invasion, they also received orders from the US government to Leave No Witnesses, as it was assumed the Science Team was responsible for this mess, and they would cause a media circus if word of the invasion got out. In essence, it was a classic Cavalry Betrayal. In order to prevent the true nature of the Incident from going out to the world, they burned several alien corpses they captured as well as destroyed parts of the facility with gasoline and explosives.
    • However, they soon began encountering a new problem: a scientist by the name of Gordon Freeman, who effortlessly kept killing Marines like they were punks. Sure enough, the HECU begin a massive manhunt for the elusive scientist, setting up ambushes and even sending in attack helicopters and armored vehicles in an attempt to kill him. Each and every time, however, he ends up escaping or worse, wiping out each unit that he encounters down to the last man. Eventually, they decided to cut their losses and subsequently "Forget About Freeman" when they pull out of Black Mesa.
  • One day into the Incident, despite their initial successful assault and securing of Black Mesa, the Xen aliens began stepping up their invasion of Earth by bringing in more powerful alien units such as the Alien Grunt, Manta Ray, and the Gargantua. Despite sending in additional reinforcements as well as armored fighting vehicles and even attack helicopters, the Marines are beaten back and forced to pull out of Black Mesa. In an attempt to force the aliens to relent, they begin launching massive air and artillery strikes on the facility. Despite these massive barrages, the Xenians continue their relentless assault, cutting off several Marine units and forcing them to fend for themselves. Among them included Cpl. Shephard, who was left behind during a hasty aerial evacuation due to the efforts of the same middle-aged individual he had witnessed during his training.
  • This wasn't the end of their worries, however. In fact, things were going to go From Bad to Worse. Thanks to the Resonance Cascade, other aliens from other worlds began invading Earth. Among these included the hostile Race X, Planet Looters intent on colonizing Earth and terraforming it to suit their needs. These new aliens soon began clashing with the surviving Black Mesa staff, the Xen Aliens, and now, the stranded HECU units trying to escape.
  • In the end, the HECU were successful in preventing Race X from invading Earth, at the cost of their tickets out of Black Mesa and their own lives. Virtually all of the remaining Marines in the facility were killed by the nuclear explosion that leveled the rest of Black Mesa, if they weren't killed prior by the prowling aliens or the Black Ops ambushes along the way.
  • Following their near-destruction at Black Mesa, the HECU are ascended into the Pantheon at full strength, complete with PCVs, assault rifles, machine guns, combat shotguns, tanks, APCs, transports, attack helicopters, and even fighter and strike aircraft. Many deities from the House of War become interested in forming in alliance with the Marines because of this array of supplies and equipment, with General Shepherd being one of the more notable examples.
  • By the time of their ascension into the Pantheon, the HECU are caught once again in a massive Mêlée à Trois between themselves, The Nihilanth, and the Black Ops. Replacing Race X are The Combine, who prove to an even bigger threat than the already lethal Race X.
    • The latter's synths prove to be more than a match for their LAV-25s, Apaches, and M1 Abrams tanks. Though, fortunately for the HECU, they have air superiority in the form of Harriers and F-16s, which they use to prevent The Combine from deploying their airborne synths.
    • During one of these battles, Adrian Shepherd manages to reunite with the rest of his unit, and from then on he begins operating alongside his comrades in their attempts to stop The Nihilanth and The Combine from attempting to invade other houses. It's also through Shephard that they decide to form an Enemy Mine with Freeman, given that there's much bigger problems that they now have to deal with.
    • Despite their Heel–Race Turn, the HECU are still wary of the Vortigaunts, though the Vorts have so far been able to reason with the Marines after a number of them help fight off Combine Hunters during a firefight. It also helps that the Vorts also hate the Nihilanth. As for the Headcrabs, the Marines still consider them as pests and threats, especially after a number of men were turned into Zombies during the Black Mesa Incident.
  • Are utterly disgusted and enraged that former Black Mesa Administrator Dr. Wallace Breen aligned himself with The Combine. Similarly, they hate ADVENT for the same reason, seeing them as justifications for why they performed their "cleanup" operations at Black Mesa. It becomes yet another reason for their truce with Freeman, as the latter is also a thorn on the Administrator's side.
  • The Pennsylvania Survivors are extremely wary of the HECU. This is due to their past experiences with another US Military unit, who had very nearly killed them for being carriers of an incurable disease, not to mention turning out to be pathetic at actually dealing with zombies in the first place. Given the HECU's previous outing and reason for their ascension, this isn't unwarranted. The Savannah Survivors, however, are more trustful of them (mostly Ellis and Coach, with Nick knowing that they're probably bad news), due to the Military helping them escape New Orleans in time, as well as the fact that the units they encountered were actually able to rescue people and delay the spread of the Infection.
  • When not in combat against hostile humans and aliens, several HECU Marines undergo the Advanced Training Course in order to practice their skills, now supervised by Gunnery Sgt. Hartmann. Despite his harsh training regimens, it ultimately pays off, as the Pantheon proves to be much more dangerous than the Black Mesa Research Facility, with far bigger threats and a larger array of environments.
  • Many other US Marines from different time periods also make their acquaintance to the HECU, surprisingly enough, despite the HECU's dark track record. It probably helps that many of these other Marines were also forced to do questionable acts themselves. Cole Phelps, himself a Marine with a dark past, gets along well with many of them.
    • Cpt. Martin Walker, like Phelps, also sympathizes heavily with a lot of the HECU personnel, having had to perform many questionable actions during his tour of duty.
  • Like the Black Ops before them, the HECU begin working alongside other organizations specializing in dealing with paranormal and supernatural threats. Despite their mutual hatred for one another, they form temporary truces with the assassins during situations such as these for fear of losing valuable allies. The MIB and XCOM especially appreciate the Marines' artillery and air cover, with the latter even requesting PCVs for their own personnel. The SCP Foundation, however, dislikes their use of excessive force and their "shoot first, ask questions later" mentality. This almost costs the lives of a number of Marines when they attempt to help the Foundation contain several of the more dangerous SCPs.
  • Like in a certain universe, the HECU actively engage the Decepticons in battle, forming yet another uneasy alliance, this time with the Autobots. Surprisingly, they manage to hold their own against them, thanks in part to their liberal use of explosive weaponry.
  • Are also among the many groups in the Pantheon wanting to get their hands on The Demonica, seeing it as the natural evolution and a massive step up to the already impressive PCV. Unlike some of the more evil deities, however, they're willing to bargain for one. To this end, they have Shephard make contact with certain members of the Schwarzwelt Investigation Team. Ultimately, Shephard ends up communicating and negotiating with the Original Neutral Route and New Neutral Route incarnations of Tadano Hitonari, seeing as he was also a US Marine tasked with saving his world from monsters from another dimension much like the HECU.
  • Stephen King takes a massive interest in them, due to the fact that they resemble the US military personnel seen in an adaptation of one of his works, not to mention their own story being inspired by his. Unlike them though, the HECU had failed to contain their Alien Invasion and were forced into a hasty retreat.
"Government cover-ups were NOT in my job description!"

    The Phantom of the Opera 
Erik, God of Falling Chandeliers (The Phantom of the Opera, The Opera Ghost, The Angel of Music, Erique Claudin, Assassin, Berserker of Shinjuku)
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Assassin 
  • Demigod
  • Symbol: A white-half mask and a rose with a black ribbon
  • Theme Song: "The Phantom of the Opera"
  • Alignment: Chaotic Neutral
  • Portfolio: Facial Horror, Dramatic Unmasking, Broken Ace, Compelling Voice, Stalking Is Love, Stalker with a Crush, Murder the Hypotenuse, Alas, Poor Villain, Mad Artist, Torture Cellar, Falling Chandelier of Doom, Musicals, Villain Love Songs, Ominous Pipe Organ, Love Redeems, I Want My Beloved to Be Happy
  • Domains: Music, Pipe Organs, Art, Love, Stalking
  • Allies: The Freaks, Christiane Génessier, V
  • Enemies: Claude Frollo, Gaston
  • Complicated Relations: Edward Scissorhands, Quasimodo, The Elephant Man, Belle and the Beast
  • Conflicting Opinion: Maestro Forte
  • Opposes: The Great Fusilli, James Marcus, Gilles de Rais and Ryuunosuke Uryuu
  • In 1896, in the Palais Garnier in Paris, France, there was an incident where a counterweight of the famous chandelier fell through the ceiling and killed a concierge. Thus began a legend of a phantom hiding away in the depths of the opera house, manipulating everything and everyone from behind the scenes for his own benefit. The Phantom of the Opera, actual name Erik, was a multi-faceted genius accomplished in architecture and music, but he had a horribly deformed face that invited scorn, so he hid away from society in the basement of the opera house. He loved a novice soprano, Christine Daaé, who he took in as a protege and personally trained. Things started to unravel once Christine's childhood friend Raoul came into the scene and the Phantom was possessed by destructive jealousy. As a last resort, he kidnapped Christine and forced her to choose between him and Raoul under threat of death. Christine chose Erik to save Raoul, which ironically proved to be the Phantom's undoing, as he was so deeply moved by this act of selflessness that he let both of them go. His fate afterwards is disputed.
  • Unsurprisingly for such a secretive character, no one in the Pantheon is sure when or how he got in; most deities are just vaguely aware of him being around as long as they can remember. This can be attributed to the fact that he's almost never at his assigned temple, instead preferring to roam a complex series of underground passages that appear to have stops in every House. So, it's hard to meet him unless he wants to be met, and yet he has information sources in every corner of the Pantheon. He is, of course, a large influence in the House of Theater where he keeps practicing his special type of patronage. The House is fine with his presence, even when the artists sometimes have to put up with his derision, so long as he doesn't drop a chandelier or otherwise bother anyone during a show.
  • The Phantom is fairly protective of other deities who have had the same bad luck in life as himself of being disfigured and shunned by society, and is responsible for introducing a few such deities into the Pantheon, namely the Freaks and Christiane Génessier. They are grateful and loyal to the Phantom, though they don't regard him as absolute or infallible, what with his odd quirks and propensity for the over-dramatic. The Phantom's favor also extends to Edward Scissorhands, Quasimodo and John Merrick, even though they don't like him so much due to his evil past. They understand he's suffered as much as them (and he shares with Edward and Quasimodo in particular the fact that they Did Not Get the Girl) and he's more or less reformed but he was still capable of killing a fair few people after all.
  • Being one of the most famous horror villains ever, quite a few others have followed his aesthetic. An example is the Great Fusilli, a theater-owning crocodile wearing an Ominous Opera Cape. Fusilli hoped that the Phantom would be willing to sponsor him once he realized their connections. Unfortunately for the crocodile, Erik termed his penchant for turning his actors into literal marionettes as "quite distasteful" and refused to support the crocodile in any way. After this, the Phantom has been know to occasionally ruin Fusilli's shows and maybe drop a chandelier on him, if available in the venue, to save people from becoming his puppets.
    • Erik proved to get along much better with the anarchist V, a man who was heavily disfigured by forced experimentation and went underground, becoming a sort of vengeful "ghost" and working to bring down the government who allowed it all. Erik thinks of V as an inspiring man who might actually convince him to take on an active role in the greater Pantheonic conflicts. V himself is also appreciative of Erik because of his brilliance on various subjects such as architecture, which could prove useful to V's schemes. Their interest in the arts and similarities between their love interests Christine and Evey have also provided plenty of discussion.
    • On a minor note, Dan once donned a similar outfit in order to force a terrible theater troupe to cease operations. Erik, ever a lover of the arts, approves and probably would have done the same if the theater troupe was as bad as claimed, but after taking a look at Dan he's decided he's not at all interested in being associated with someone so boorish and uncouth. Just as well, as Dan doesn't care one bit about the Phantom.
  • Is a notable player of an Ominous Pipe Organ and his presence tends to be heralded by such music. He was therefore interested to learn that a living pipe organ ascended as god of his preferred instrument. The pipe organ, known as Maestro Forte, turned out to be a man as passionate about music as the Phantom, so the two easily struck up a friendship over their shared interest. The Phantom is one of the few men Forte recognizes as skilled enough to play him. With that said, upon discussing Belle and the Beast they discovered there is a subject they disagree on strongly, which is love, as Forte loathes the concept, while the Phantom considers it that which saved his soul even if he didn't get Christine. He is thus fascinated by the story of Belle and the Beast, as he considers it identical to his relationship with Christine. Belle and the Beast are wary of him, though happy to know he had enough kindness in himself to let Christine go, which they see as proof that he felt true love for her.
  • He hates Frollo and Gaston due to their very unkind opinion of deformed/disfigured people, the former having convinced Quasimodo for a long time that he should be locked up forever, and the latter being convinced that he is a perfect specimen who deserves Belle over someone like the Beast. Erik also despises their entitled behavior toward Esmeralda and Belle, reminding him of how he was with Christine at his worst. Erik is a target of scorn and ridicule for Frollo and Gaston by their turn, especially after hearing of his sympathies towards their arch-nemeses. Therefore, Erik doesn't feel the need to hold back against them. He begrudgingly admits that Frollo's song "Hellfire" is a masterpiece, though.
  • James Marcus is a man who's a huge fan of opera and he enjoys the Phantom's work. While Erik was glad of this at first, he was fairly put off by Marcus' usage of opera to control his deadly leeches, and doesn't like the idea that this ability of Marcus' might taint other deities' perception of opera. Though it does make him wonder if he might be able to train the animals found in his underground passages (like, say, rats) to do the same.
  • His fame is such that he has a spot in the Throne of Heroes and can be summoned as a Servant of either the Assassin or Berserker classes. His Servant self is from a point where he is still extremely obsessed with Christine and has yet to learn his lesson, to the point where his insanity gave him the skill Mental Pollution, where he cannot understand or be understood by those who are not like him. The Phantom really hates this side of himself, to say the least. He's also more than a little annoyed that Servant Phantom is quite pretty and unblemished under the mask, as though the Phantom's Facial Horror doesn't mean anything despite being the reason his life was so awful and why he became the man he is now. To top this all off, the infamous murderer Gilles de Rais is fond of him as he also shares the same level of Mental Pollution. While Servant Phantom gets along well with him, the regular Phantom truly hates the man for the depths of his depravity, and because he and his master Ryuunosuke dare to call the unspeakable tortures they inflict on people 'art'.
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