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    Corypheus 
Corypheus, God of Villainously Renouncing Deities (The First Darkspawn, The Elder One, Sethius Amladaris, The Tevinter Magister, The Conductor)
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  • Greater God
  • Symbol: The Orb of Destruction
  • Theme Song: Corypheus, The Elder One
  • Alignment: Lawful Evil
  • Portfolio: The Archmage, Elemental Powers, Evil Sorcerer, Humanoid Abomination, Monster Progenitor, Likes to boast grandly, Can possess others who have the taint, Dragon Rider, Wants others to kneel to him, Having a menacing, and deep voice
  • Domains: Loss of Faith, Despair, Hatred, Killing, Abominations, Demons, Godhood
  • Allies: Satan, Fortinbras, Manus, Allant, Griffith, Kefka Palazzo, Arthas, Mundus, Zobek, Quan Chi, Shinnok, Dormammu, Jack of Blades, The Idea of Evil
  • Enemies: Hawke, The Warden, The Inquisitor, Merrill, Varric Tethras, Isabela, Cassandra Pentaghast, Alistair Theirin, Morrigan, Leliana, Teyrn Loghain, Gabriel Belmont, Dante Alighieri, The Chosen Undead and The Bearer of The Curse, Madoka Kaname, Sayaka Miki, Gwyn, Artorias, Aang,
  • On the orders of his personal God Dumat Corypheus and six other Magisters used a powerful ritual to enter the home of The Maker (Their Creator God) only to find that the Golden City was black and The Maker gone. This troubled him but when he returned and found that he and his allies became cursed as Darkspawn it started to break him. Then after awakening to find that what he knew as gone and Dumat no longer answering his prayers he decided to renounce The Maker, The Old Gods, and take vengeance on them by using ancient magic to try and become God when God has abandoned them all.
  • This has made him very angry at any Creator Gods that tries to tell him of what they have done as he is quick to yell at them:
    "If they love you so then why have you done nothing to ease their suffering, why would you call yourself good if people go on living with the thought that you never answer their prayers"
  • He decided to work with Shinnok and Satan to try and achieve his goal here in The Pantheon to try and merge it with The Fade so that he can claim The Throne of The Maker.
  • Agrees with Sosuke Aizen on how unbearable it is for The Throne of Heaven being empty and that someone should sit on it to rule all, though who should is something both will fight over.
  • Understands the woes of The False King Allant and decided to ally with him to try and end the suffering this world has created.
  • When he finds out that Hawke was in the pantheon he was enraged and has started to plot a way to stop the person that forced him to find another body.
  • He has a Red Lyrium Dragon at his side and uses it to protect his temple. It also allows him to have the ability to switch to other bodies.
  • Was visited by The Idea of Evil and such a Being has left quite an impression on him. He has decided to ally with such a Being until his plans are realized.
  • Can communicate with those that have The Taint of a Darkspawn, yet despite the lack of that in The Pantheon it still seems to affect those that have been exposed to the powers of Darkness, what connection between the two is unknown but it allows him to taunt his enemies and communicate with Manus.
    • Upon discovering that Teyrn Loghain had ascended and may of been made a Grey Warden, he was surprised that he couldn't force him to serve him. He plans on taking him out along with Hawke and Varric.
  • In his final moments on the mortal plane, Corypheus lost his nerve and begged Dumat and the Old Gods to save him. He was met with only silence and death. That was the last time Corypheus ever prayed to another.
  • Corypheus was greatly displeased with the ascension of both the Grey Warden and the Inquisitor. First one for somehow being able to resist his control, but especially the second for killing him in the mortal plane.
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    Kratos 
Kratos, He Who Wages War on the Gods (Ghost of Sparta, The Mortal Bent on the Gods' Destruction, Dad of Boi, Fárbauti)
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Kratos in the Greek Era
Kratos in the Norse Era 
  • Greater God (borderline Overdeity while invoking the Rage of Sparta)
  • Symbol: The Blades of Chaos
  • Theme Song: "The End Begins" (Greek Era), "Overture" (Norse Era)
  • Alignment: Chaotic Neutral, trying to settle for Neutral Good.
  • Portfolio: Physical Gods, One-Man Armies, Heroic Sociopaths, Sinister Hairlessness, Papa Wolves, Deicide, Vengeance
  • Domains: Chaos, Destruction, Suffering, War, Hope, Family
  • High Priest: "Thunder God" Cid Orlandeau
  • Allies: Atreus (his son), Raiden (Mortal Kombat), Noire/Black Heart
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork with: Bloody Marie
  • Rivals: Dante Sparda, Needles Kane, Al Simmons/Spawn
  • Worthy Opponent: Shovel Knight
  • Enemies: ZEUS! (and to a lesser extent, the other one), ARES!, ATHENA!, Poseidon, Hades, Hercules, Percy Jackson, Annabeth Chase, Cygnus Hyoga, Pegasus Seiya, Andromeda Shun, Phoenix Ikki, Virgo Shaka, Sophitia Alexandra, Master Xehanort, Chibiusa Tsukino/Sailor Chibi Moon, Liu Kang
  • Opposes: The Kombatants (except for Raiden)
  • Opposed by: Usagi Tsukino/Sailor Moon, Makoto Yuki, Kotone Shiomi
  • Respects: Vulcan, Bryan Mills, Lieutenant Ellen Ripley, Piccolo, Kirito and Asuna, any good/devoted/loving parent (especially Papa Wolf and Mama Bear Deities)
  • Conflicting Opinions
  • Imagine Ancient Greece, but a version of Ancient Greece where all the omnipresent saviors and detrimental scourges found in countless Classical Mythology textbooks exist. One Spartan soldier from that world, Kratos, has a personal relationship with the Olympic gods that can best be described as complicated. A brutal, tormented man known by many as the Ghost of Sparta due to his ashen white skin and his Dark and Troubled Past, not unlike that of a traditional Greek tragedy, Kratos' series begins during his time as the sword of Olympus, fighting the enemies of the gods while trying to escape the horrors of his past.
    • In short, he was the absolutely vicious captain of the Spartan army, seemingly obsessed with making the "glory of Sparta" known throughout the world in violent conquest after violent conquest, with his only real humanizing quality being his love for his wife Lysandra and daughter Calliope. During this time, when his army became overwhelmed by a savage Barbarian horde, he made a deal with the God of War, Ares, to gain the power to beat this horde. After that he only got worse, even openly admitting at one point that the "glory of Sparta" he cared for above all else was his own. And then Ares tricked him into killing his own wife and child in hopes of destroying the last of his humanity... and everything went downhill from there.
    • This is when Kratos was marked with the ashes and blood of his family covering his skin for the rest of his life. This is also when he became a constantly-suicidal, perpetually-bereaved, vengeance-obsessed wreck of a man beloved by none and feared by all, as well as a mercenary who the Olympic gods would sic on one another until Zeus' attempt to kill him saw him become fed up with all of them. In time, he would eradicate the Olympians from his world... in the process destroying Greece itself before finally recognizing the depths of his own depravity.
  • Has inevitably clashed with that pretty boy Dante, both frequently destroying entire countries in a completely awesome way. They have both agreed to limit their conflicts to constant one-upmanship.
  • He won his title from Kratos Aurion. He enjoys the increase in HP and INT.
  • Has an extremely short temper and a really good memory for grudges. The Gods of Prophecy stay as far away from him as metaphysically possible, and for VERY good reason, he has a bad habit of screwing destiny.
  • One of the Duumvirates of War, alongside Mars. They take turns taking charge, with Kratos covering offensive war, and all forms of berserker and mindless rage-based combat. Don't assume this means they get along, though; Kratos hates Mars and everything she stands for, and would utterly destroy her given half a chance.
  • Despite his nature, Kratos is actually driven by the power of hope, which he ultimately spreads to the mortals.
  • Asura despises him him with a passion despite their similarities. Kratos pays no particular attention to him, but is still wary of Asura's rage, a line which he would apparently never cross. As mentioned below, he's also come to also respect his determination as a father.
  • Got on Sweet Tooth's bad side when he accidentally spilled the clown's ice cream.
    • Has once been defeated by the trio of Cole MacGrath, Nathan Drake and Sackboy at some time in the tournament. He seemed to have respect and hatred for the three now.
    • His hatred for Sackboy further increased when he and Nathan were beaten later on.
  • Once, he faced the hellspawn known as Spawn in a Death Battle to see which was the greater God Slayer. It ended with Spawn impaling Kratos through the head. Kratos has yet to have forgotten that defeat and trains rigorously in the event Spawn joins the Pantheon. He also refuses to speak at ALL about it. When Dante mentioned it after the battle, Kratos immediately challenged him to a fight.
    • Now that Spawn himself has ascended to the Pantheon, Kratos is itching for a rematch.
  • Due to the arrival of his father, Zeus, The House of Electricity is constantly on the look-out for Kratos as the Council of Shadows does everything in their power to make sure that the Ghost of Sparta never finds out about his father's whereabouts. The last time he found out that Zeus had entered the grounds of Pantheon, the House was nearly destroyed by his Roaring Rampage of Revenge.
  • Kratos has some respect for Raiden, as he's one of the few deities who treated him well instead of screwing him over, like those in the Greek Pantheon. This is why Kratos is adamant about defending Raiden for his mistakes.
    • Shao Kahn was not pleased by this opinion and brainwashed Kratos through a ritual. Kratos quickly recovered from it and viciously murdered Shao Kahn. Ever since then, the Outworld ruler has never gone easy on him.
    • He's happy to see Raiden finally free himself. He's even more pleased by Raiden's new proactive stance on Earthrealm's protection. Watching him present Shinnok's head to the Emperor and Empress of the Netherrealm as a warning to all those who threaten Earthrealm made him nod in approval. He also sneers at Raiden's former allies for abandoning him in his time of need, as they should have had more faith in a God who doesn't try to screw them over for his own gain. The fact that many of those former allies are reconciling with Raiden does nothing to temper his scorn.
    • His scorn was pushed even further upon learning that Liu Kang embraced his new role as the Lord of Netherrealm with Kitana at his side as his queen, even going as far as dropping all of his allies. Kratos has since declared that even if Liu Kang's former mentors may forgive him, he never will.
  • Sophitia Alexandra, Chibiusa and Usagi Tsukino, Makoto Yuki and Kotone Shiomi, and Percy Jackson are all royally pissed off at him for killing off the Olympians, especially Hephaestus, Sophitia's patron; Helios, Usagi's patron and Chibiusa's lover; Zeus, Makoto and Kotone's charge; and Poseidon, Percy's father. Percy plans to seek revenge once he regains the Curse of Achilles. On the other hand, all Saints of Athena are all royally pissed off at Kratos dissing their mistress and claiming her to be a usurping, greedy Manipulative Bitch, an insult they will not forgive, on top of his overall brutal nature. Athena's daughter, Annabeth Chase, was far from happy to hear him talking smack about her mother as well.
    • Kratos does not care about Zeus, Poseidon, or Helios, but when asked about Hephaestus, Kratos seemed saddened as he did not want to kill him. Hephaestus was simply a father protecting his daughter and Kratos would have done nothing to him if he did not try and kill him first. He has no regrets on dissing Athena, however, after seeing her manipulative nature, and KNOWING that the Saints are also capable of taking down Gods of higher ranks than themselves, just like him… they're welcome to try him.
    • When Athena actually ascended, the first thing Kratos did was to assault her home, wreck everything, but was driven back for a bit, if only due to the many, many Gods coming to Athena's defense. Kratos refused to believe that Athena was remorseful over her actions, or the evil infecting her from Pandora's Box was gone, and so their war continues.
    • Sophitia already fought him once, and whenever her "workmate" deities invite Kratos to fight, she always asks to be his first adversary.
  • He's surprised to see Aphrodite in the Pantheon, noting that he probably hadn't killed her back then. But seeing that she wasn't actively blocking his path, Kratos still tolerates her. But he has constantly insisted her that she should stop comparing him with Ares.
  • Kratos has vowed to kill Master Xehanort after the latter attacked Zeus. This isn't out of affection for Zeus mind you, but because only Kratos gets to kill Zeus.
  • Was once called out to from afar by the name Tomko. He turned around to meet Christian, who initially mistook him for an old enforcer from a distance. They chatted well and went on their way, though he found Captain Charisma a bit too much of a slick talker for his comfort.
  • After some time he resurfaced in the land of the Norse gods, now possessing a far more controlled temper and raising a son. He still possesses a hatred of the Gods, but is less outwardly destructive.
  • If there's one thing about Kratos that's unambiguously sympathetic, it's the fact that he's a very protective and surprisingly decent parent figure. He has been seen interacting with his son Atreus, and while the relationship isn't perfect by any means, it's a lot better than what most people in the Pantheon would have expected. Needless to say, nobody, and we mean NOBODY, is even thinking about trying to hurt his son in any way. This is the guy who brutally slaughtered the Greek gods themselves, and whatever he did to the Greek gods, he most certainly can do to any schmuck stupid enough to try.
    • A few people have seen compiled records and footage showing Kratos' relationship with his Spartan daughter Calliope. Those people can vouch that Kratos' protectiveness to Atreus is not the least bit out of the blue. After all, Calliope and her mother were the only people that Kratos ever seemed to truly love prior to Atreus' mother and the boy himself. And if one remembers just how they died, as well as the fact that Atreus' mother has already passed on and Atreus himself has been targeted… it's fairly safe to call him Properly Paranoid, both about keeping his son safe and truly atoning for his Olympic sins in his new Norse life.
    • Kratos has always had a sincere respect for loving and kind parents who are willing to lay down their lives for their beloved children, especially after he Took a Level in Kindness living in Scandinavia. Due to his stoicism, this sentiment is usually kept private, and more often than not one-sided on his part due to said parents being too horrified by the reputation of his war crimes and atrocities to respect him in return. Kratos for his part grumbles in acceptance, knowing that such fear and hatred is well deserved and of nobody's fault but his own.
    • For this reason, he visited the Ministry of Atonement, and while he's given suspicious glares, a few could tell from his face that he had indeed turned a new leaf after feeling guilty about the horrors he had committed in the past. While he's still indifferent to the members, he does develop limited ties towards them.
  • Allows Atreus to be around Mithra with Asura's permission after the boy found his father and Asura to be alike. Asura, knowing that Atreus isn't the type to "seduce" Mithra, allowed him to be around her, on the condition he does not make her cry, knowing that he once lashed out at Sindri in anger. Atreus, flinching at the memory, nodded.
  • Kratos and Batman the Merciless found themselves to be kindred spirits: both of them became war gods after usurping Ares for basically ruining their lives, though the Merciless only assumed he accomplished it. Whilst Kratos is understanding, he's been trying to be a better person and opposes the Merciless out of contempt for the man he once was. The Merciless was heard to have said, "If only I had the strength and hope you have, Ghost of Sparta." To which Kratos silently replied, "If only..."

    Set 
Set, God of Demonized Deities (Seth, Sutah, God of Deserts, Storms, Chaos and Foreigners, The Usurper, Evil Day, SCP-3807, "Seth Hasani, Defense Attorney, Partially Retired", A Real Bad Hombre)
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His demon form 
Within the Battleground of the Gods 
  • Greater God
  • Symbol: Set animal
  • Theme Music: Universe Seth Battle (for his demon form)
  • Alignment: Neutral Evil with Chaotic tendencies
  • Portfolio: Demonized Deities, God of Evil, Cartoon Creature, Married His Sister, Killed His Brother (Twice) and Raped His Nephew, Cain of Osiris' Abel, Still Opposed Apophis
  • Domains: Deserts, Storms, Chaos, Murder, Leadership
  • Followers: The Followers of Set (Shocking, right?)
  • Allies: Ra (sort of), Geb(?) (his father), Hades, Scar
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Zia Rashid
  • Enemies: OSIRIS, Apophis, Flynn, Simba, Mufasa, the Silent Striders
  • Opposes: Those who would want to destroy the universe
  • Originally considered the guardian deity of Upper Egypt, he was a god who was tasked to protect Ra in his daily travels from the serpent Apophis. However, after Egypt was unified and was once invaded by people who found him similar to their chief god, the people of Egypt started to villainize him. And as those in the Pantheon soon found out, faith changes deities.
  • Even though he is an evil deity, he isn't a fan of destroying the world. He wants to rule the world, not destroy it. While the main reason why he specifically needs to protect Ra is that he is only god immune to Apophis' hypnotism, he still does his duty. Of course, he wishes that Apophis could one day die so that he can progress with his plans without a problem. His will to oppose Apophis extends to point where he is willing to work with mortals without any tricks (though it does help that they knew his true name).
  • Set does not like when mortals mistake him for Apophis, or depict him as a serpent deity. Such people include Conan. He also does not tolerate others pretending to be him, such as Apocalypse.
  • One reason why he got into the Pantheon is that when he heard that Osiris was here, he was furious. He swore that he would tear the gates to the Pantheon down if he had to reach his brother. Eventually, his wish was fulfilled and he was brought in. And such, the brotherly hatred would continue once more.
    • However, when he found out that one reason why he ascended was that Apophis was already here, he was... less than thrilled.
      Set: You allowed that snake to ascend before me? What is wrong with you!? Do you think that I have time dealing with that serpent every day!? You are all idiots! One day I will rule over this place and drive Apophis away forever!
    • On note on his hatred forwards his brother, there seem to be few reasons why he wanted to kill Osiris. Aside from mere jealousy for his brother and wanting to usurp his throne, another reason for it seems to be that Osiris once slept with Set's wife (and their sister). So while it is hard to be on Set's side, gods have done worse things with less justification.
  • He gets along really well with Scar. Like him, Scar's an Evil Uncle and evil brother, murdering his rightful leader of said brother. Simba and Mufasa were on edge upon learning Scar had a god on his side.
  • He does realize the position he has, though he does roll with it. He is drinking buddies with Hades due to both of them being deities who mortals don't seem to get.
  • The House of Beasts is still confused about what kind of animal the so-called "Set animal" is. Even Set has forgotten over the ages what the animal is when seen in modern times.
  • One of his plans for conquest involves obtaining the Scepter of Was. When he came to know that Ramses II was in the Pantheon, he figured that he would snatch the Scepter away from him. Unfortunately, he found out that the Scepter was seemingly buried alongside Tutankhamun, so his quest was for nothing.
  • He openly mocks both YHVH and Lucifer and some other SMT villains for as he is the second major villain in the whole franchise, only being beaten by Loki. Of course, YHVH doesn't like him claiming he is a villain and Lucifer advises him not to get cocky. And then Satan reminds him that he is part of him, though Set says that Satan was just disguised as him.
    • Of course, the fact is that Set has jumped around the different alignments. One was him working for YHVH, but He kicked him out when he failed to keep Osiris dead. He was not happy about it and joined with the Divine Powers after that.
  • Believe it or not, his favorite food is lettuce. Though he's slow to trust salad dressings due to that one thing what happened between him and Horus.
  • He has a Might Makes Right mentality when it comes to who should rule and believes to be that powerful to rule over everyone else.
  • He doesn't seem to mind about the mortal who tried to emulate him and named Sutekh as well. Of course, he gets annoyed when JonTron purposely misspells him as "HUEGH".
  • He has an entire vampire clan, the Followers of Set, who worship him as a god, although there's much debate on whether the Set they worship is the genuine article, a mortal-turned-Antediluvian who claimed his identity, if Set took human form or if Set lost his divinity and was cursed into a mortal existence... or all of them at the same time. Set is quiet on the subject, but doesn't particularly seem to care what anyone thinks, since no matter who or what they worship he still reaps the gains.
    • On a related note, he also has a werewolf tribe as sworn enemies, the Silent Striders, who are allies of Osiris and were cursed by the Followers of Set to never be able to step on their ancestral land of Egypt. Set is not quiet on them. As far as Set is concerned, the only good werewolf is a dead and rotting one.

Intermediate Gods

    Aleph 
Aleph, the Godslayer (Hawk, Jyoji Hijri)
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  • Intermediate God
  • Symbol: Two Guns and a Katana
  • Alignment: Good. His original timeline has been wiped out, so there is no way to know where he stands in regards to Law and Chaos. (The incarnation of him that fought alongside Nanashi, however, is probably Lawful Good due by process of elimination)
  • Portfolio: Artificial Messiah, Being an absolute badass despite being 100% human, Deicide, Dreadful Musician, One-Man Army, Big Freaking Sunglasses,
  • Domains: Combat, Faith, Gladiators, Dance, Freedom
  • Allies: Lucifer, Satan, Flynn, Nanashi, Naoki Kashima/Demi-Fiend, Raidou Kuzunoha, Luka, Ajani Goldmane, Kazuya, Cerberus
  • Enemies: YHVH, Beerus, Cthulhu, Nyarlathotep (Cthulhu Mythos)
  • Fears: Whis
  • Once upon a time, in a future that could have been, the Great Will succeeded in annihilating all opposition and ruling alone above everything in nigh-omnipotence, ready to crumble everything back into Himself. However, it was made known that for a few, precious instants, he would be vulnerable, if still commanding unprecedented amounts of power. A hero rose, and in a battle unmatched before or since, shattered YHVH's power and returned the spark of free will to everything. Yet, the entity did not go down without a fight, and with its Dying Curse, he imprisoned Aleph with the Multiverse as his grave: he was doomed to forever wander across Time and Space, recording the endless war of Law and Chaos for eternity. However, Lucifer felt too indebted to Aleph to allow such a terrible fate. Seeking a way to destroy this curse, he found Raidou Kuzunoha, whose 'spark' allowed Lucifer to erase the timeline where such grim events came to pass, thus ensuring the events that led up to Aleph getting cursed never happened. He later returned from oblivion, just as Lucifer expected him to.
  • His name commands utmost reverence amongst any who have declared YHVH their enemy. Lucifer will obey Atlus, but he'll kneel to Aleph.
  • Satan is another figure who respects Aleph. While his usual self keeps trying to get Aleph to join him, there are other times where his Zayin side takes over and acts as a genuine friend.
  • Despite the fact his involvement in the Pantheonic Rebellion would guarantee victory for the Rebels, Aleph wants nothing to do with it: after spending untold centuries as Hijiri, forced to watch the destruction and rebirth of countless worlds, unable to interfere with any of them, he's declared himself officially retired. The GUAL gave a collective sigh of relief. Lucifer doesn't seem to mind: he has a good number of generals willing to fight YHVH, and given the proper motivation, Aleph may soon jump back into the fray...
  • Utterly unintimidated by Beerus. Aleph came extremely close to defeating him in a dance-off, an outcome that would have had terrifying consequences for the whole of the Pantheon: he failed when Vegeta blasted him from behind and knocked him unconscious. When Beerus gave him a couple of not-so-subtle threats after he woke up, Aleph asked him if he can deliver a worse fate than what YHVH had inflicted on him, in the remote chance that Beerus could defeat him. Before Beerus could even answer, Aleph responded:
    Aleph: No? You can't damn me to eternal torture? You can't thrust me into a cycle of endless rebirth, a fate of utter helpless torment? You can't top what the Great Will did to me? Then you have nothing to threaten me with.
    • Sources indicate he can probably back up his boasting: despite having no supernatural powers to speak of, he is in possession of both powerful demons and incredibly strong weapons: his guns, in particular, are considered his most dangerous possessions, able to strip away divine protection with Gideon Bullet in much the way Flynn's Godslayer Sword can. On top of that, he can weaken enemies with pure warrior's spirit.
    • Whis, however, was a different matter entirely. Whis pointed out that rather than manipulate timelines, he could manipulate time itself and thus could rewind time in such a way that it could undo Lucifer's efforts and have Aleph be re-cursed to his endless cycle. This was a bluff: Whis can only turn back time three minutes, meaning he wouldn't be able to go back far enough, but it did the trick when Aleph paled at the idea of being returned to his endless damnation and backed down. Whis privately admitted later to actually being relieved that Aleph stood down instead of choosing to attack him.
  • Aleph considers Cerberus a friend, since they teamed up after the death of Kazuya, his original master, to carry on his mission to save the world. Kazuya himself is immensely thankful his death was not in vain and that a true Savior managed to do what he could not.

    Ardyn Izunia 
Ardyn Izunia, God of Fallen Messiahs (The Chancellor, The Usurper, The Accursed, Ardyn Lucis Caelum, Adagium.)
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    Los Iluminados 
Los IluminadosNotable Members , Unholy Group of Evil Religions (Los Illuminados, The Enlightened | Saddler: Lord Saddler | Mendez: Father Bitores Mendez, The Big Cheese)
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"Los Iluminados" Insignia
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Osmund Saddler
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Bitores Mendez
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Ramon Salazar with his bodyguards
  • Intermediate Deities
  • Symbol: The "Los Iluminados" Insignia (pictured above)
  • Theme Song: Bitores Mendez, Salazar and Final Battle (Saddler)
  • Alignment: Lawful Evil (Leading members like Saddler). Neutral Evil (Most of the subjects). Chaotic Evil (Las Plagas and other similar creatures)
  • Portfolio: Apocalypse Cult, Technically Living Zombie, Body Horror, Take Over the World, Constantly let their opponents escape, Religion of Evil,
  • Domains: Cults, Religion, Villainy, Parasites, Death
  • Heralds: The Ganados, Del Lago, Salazar's Verdugos, U-3/"It" and several other Plaga-monsters like El Gigante, Novistadores and Regenerators
  • Allies: Glenn Arias, Leopold Goenitz, The Crimson Court, Lunatic Cultist, The Fifth Church,
  • Rivals: Albert Wesker, Alex Wesker
  • Enemies:
  • Interested in: Nemesis T-Type, Lisa Trevor, The Xenomorph Drone
  • Oppose: Deities related to the Sun or Light-Based Deities
  • Los Iluminados is a religious cult based on a remote region in Spain, who came into notoriety after they managed to capture the then-daughter of the President of the United States, Ashley Graham and planned to return her as a Manchurian Agent in order to take control of his father and Take Over the World. While the cult existed centuries ago, it was disbanded by the Salazar family before but the arrival of the mysterious priest Osmund Saddler changed everything, who convinced both the latest Salazar in line, Ramon, and the village chief Bitores Mendez to unearth the ancient parasites known as "Las Plagas" which would spell doom for the free will of the villagers and kickstart Saddler's attempt at world domination.
  • Saddler's plan for the most part worked wonders, since he received the unexpected help from Jack Krauser, an american who went rogue from the military and captured Ashley for him, who in reality was after a sample of Las Plagas on behalf of Wesker. This in turn brought the attention of the American Goverment who tasked one of it's new recruits at the time Leon S. Kennedy to rescue Ashley, uncovering the whole plot about Los Iluminados and Las Plagas and ending the threat of them once and for all. The entire group resurfaced in the Pantheon after a deity accidentally unearthed a sample of Las Plagas which brought the influence of the group into the Pantheon, though some believe the Grand United Alliance of Evil is behind all of this.
  • Los Iluminados is composed of the heads of both the Village and the Castle, Bitores Mendez and Ramon Salazar respectively, the villagers and cultist that follow each, a group of infected mercenaries, several monstrosities created by Las Plagas and Saddler himself, and naturally they all have one thing in common: they want revenge against Leon Kennedy. Obviously the sudden arrival of the cult just gave Leon a really bad reminder of his time in Spain and while he himself has no problem taking them down, he would rather not deal with a Plaga infection again.
  • Saddler and his ilk quickly learned that shortly after their defeat, Albert Wesker managed to attain a sample of Las Plagas and with that and the help of his buddies at Tricell managed to create advanced version of Las Plagas, even capable of resisting sunlight. Naturally the cult and Wesker alongside his sister Alex do not get along at all, often clashing because Wesker still has access to those same samples he managed to acquire but Saddler has saw some interesting potential in those parasites and has tried numerous times to steal them to do some research on them.
    • They have also taken note of the several members of Umbrella scattered through the Pantheon, a few of their B.O.W.s interested the cult immensely given their potential with a Parasite host, not to mention that it is believe that the Nemesis-alpha parasite utilized with the Nemesis Tyrant is believed to be Umbrella's attempt at creating their own type of Las Plagas and seeing how dangerous the Nemesis is, they wanted to capture the creature for testing purposes. Similar attempts have been made with Lisa Trevor but several of the Ganados sent to capture Lisa have been swiftly killed by her with no serious harm done to her.
  • Los Iluminados didn't actually perish when Saddler died contrary to what Leon and the rest of the world believed, a few surviving members still remained and they ultimately went to work under Glenn Arias and develop the powerful A-Virus, though naturally learning of Saddler's return in the Pantheon have made them reconsider their loyalties. Luckily for them Arias was willing to form a truce with Saddler, both men had many common enemies and a disdain for the american goverment, ironic considering Saddler wouldn't be willing to trust an american like Arias but seeing potential in his virus and how he took good care of his subjects, he decided his contributions would be valuable.
  • Los Iluminados has a very clear disdain towards americans, while most outsiders are usually not to their liking, Americans are the ones they despise the most probably because they are one of most powerful nations in the world, hence the capture of Ashley Graham. Several american and patriotic deities felt insulted after Saddler criticized the common cliche of America Saves the Day, which ironically he too felt prey too and the fact that pantheonic titles fall under the so called "cliches" (actually tropes) does not amuse him at all, but he is willing to go along with this charade as long as it benefits him. Los Iluminados has clashed with several american groups because of their outspoken anti-american nature, which usually makes them the target of such groups like Team America or Broforce.
  • In their quests for world domination, Los Iluminados has pledged their loyalty to the Grand United Alliance of Evil since they are content with backing them as long as they get to have control of Las Plagas. Saddler isn't super loyal to Melkor but better be working for him than be under the heel of a filthy american. That said, he doesn't approve of any fellow american GUAE member at all.
  • The cult has managed to find several other like-minded individuals during their attempts at divulging their teachings. One of them was the Lunatic Cultist, a worshipper of the Old Ones who holds a power akin to Saddler and believing Las Plagas are the spawn of one of his gods, he has been in talks with Saddler in order to form a partnership. Another one was Leopold Goenitz, who approached the group with an offer to serve or at least work alongside him and his master Orochi and even promised to vanquish their enemies if they helped them reawaken his master. Salazar also managed to get himself chummy with the Crimson Court, a fellow aristocratic group and one of the few that don't mind his rather depraved activities, praising his castle for being a rather interesting place for them.
    • One problem that arose with the alliance with the Crimson Court was that the Ancestor took notice of Los Iluminados and saw that they are up to no good. Saddler and Salazar even remind him of the people he used to be around in the past and Saddler has even tried to "persuade" him to his side with his trademark snark but the Ancestor was certainly not amused by his proposals.
  • Believed to be from alien origin, the Fifth Church saw fit to investigate Las Plagas and learn more about their nature and why they were found in the depths of the ground in Spain to begin with. Saddler found their teachings perplexing and while their goals aren't entirely aligned with that of his group, nevertheless he has allowed some members under the pretext of research and possibly a few potential improvement for Las Plagas, both cults have remained on friendly terms but some believe that Saddler will eventually terminate the partnership once their research is no longer useful.
  • Mendez is not only a priest but also the chief of his village and very respected man, enough to be granted a Dominant Plaga to command his fellow villagers. Some people have confused him for Rasputin given their similar looks, not to mention that his toughness has contributed to the already legendary reputation of Rasputin. The Mad Monk finds the comparison amusing but he would never adhere to the teaching of Los Iluminados and would rather not be associated with them or Mendez in the slightest, but both men do respect each other in their own particular ways.
  • The knowledge of the Horadrim certainly caught the attention of Saddler and the remaining member of said group, Deckard Cain, became a prime target for Los Iluminados but they never expect the frail old man to be so slippery and hard to catch. Deckard was reminded of the Coven that ended his life back in Sanctuary when he had a close encounter with a few Ganados and even met Saddler personally after he tried to sweet-talk him into surrendering, the similar voices only made their emnity much stronger because Saddler was a very vile man in his eyes but he has managed to elude capture and even get help from some of the GUAG forces to push the cult after him away.
  • The Tactical Dolls have often been seen hunting and eliminating a few of the members of Los Iluminados not only because they were contracted to fight against them, but also doing them by their own volition given that the cult reminds them of one of their enemy factions, the Paradeus cult. Saddler has found their resistance kind of amusing to say the least but he won't admit they have been a huge thorn in his side for a while but he only has openly voiced his distaste for the American members of said group, only angering their fellow T-Dolls in their process.
  • While Xenomorphs aren't quite like Las Plagas and potentially more dangerous, the cult has tried to find a way to gain control of a few of them in order to experiment with a potential Xenomorph/Plaga creature. Some believe the existance of Verdugo, the two bodyguards of Salazar and how similar they behave to Xenomorphs might make some believes that at the least, Los Iluminados are capable of creating similarly dangerous creatures.
  • Las Plagas are weak to sunlight, so it's only fair that the cult would try their best to limit any type of sunlight in the Pantheon in order to operate unopposed. Deities related to light and sun have been made several attempts to terminate all Las Plagas in order to prevent a potential outbreak but the numbers Los Iluminados have never seem to slow down or decrease. That said, they are aware that there are modified plagas that can function under sunlight, but are still weak towards strong light sources like flashbangs.

Demigods

    Akhenaten 
Akhenaten, God of Heretics (The Heretic Pharaoh, "the enemy, that criminal", Echnaton, Akhenaton, Ikhnaton. Birth Name: Amenhotep IV("Amun is Satisfied"), current name means "Effective For Aten")
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A bust of the infamous Heretic Pharaoh
  • Demigod (Overdeity with the Heart of the Universe)
  • Symbol: A sun disc with rays and hands reaching out (his depiction of Aten)
  • Theme Song: The Curse of the Pharaohs (boss theme)
  • Alignment: True Neutral (Lawful Evil under the influence of the Heart of the Universe)
  • Portfolio: Pharaoh of Egypt, Historical Domain Character, The Heretic For Pushing Henotheism, The Aten Sun Disc, Un-person, Warts and All
  • Domains: Egypt, Royalty, Heresy, Monotheism, the Sun, Revolution, Power
  • Interested in: All non-Egyptian solar deities (eg: Amaterasu), incarnations of the Biblical God
  • Allies: Ryou Bakura, Yami Yugi, Wikipe-Tan and Trope-Tan, Ezalor, Django, Leona(League of Legends)
  • Headbutting Heroes with: Anakaris
  • Rivals: Ramses II
  • Enemies: Apophis, Nyarlathotep, En Sabah Nur, Sutekh the Destroyer, Zorc Necrophades, The Spirit of the Millennium Ring, Bayek, Thanos, YHVH, Nagash the Undying
  • Annoyed by: The Doctor
  • Opposed by: All members of the Egyptian pantheon
  • For 3000 years Egypt was ruled by pharaohs, and among the most controversial was Akhenaten. Born Amenhotep the Fourth, he was the son of the great Amenhotep III and influential Queen Tiye, and he was the father of the iconic boy pharaoh Tutankhamun. Pharaohs were meant to represent the polytheistic pantheon, but he became known as the Heretic Pharaoh for pushing worship of one god over the others; the sun disc Aten. He schemed to depower the priests and moved the capital to Akhetaten. After his death, the priests worked hard to scrub out his religious reforms and erase him from history.
  • The Heretic Pharaoh is nothing short of grateful for the Trope Pantheon. With his name carved out, he suffered Cessation of Existence by the standards of his people. Perhaps this is why of the other pharaohs that have ascended, he gets along with Yami Yugi. There are religious differences, however Akhenaten is sympathetic towards having his name forgotten and spending 3000 years trapped in the Millennium Puzzle. That, and his general heroism. He wonders if his true name of Atem was influence by the Sun Disc Aten.
  • He was also very thankful for the existence of Wikipe-Tan and Trope-Tan. They have preserved information about him, and Akhenaten can now boast that he will never be forgotten. He has also learned of Moses and Monotheism by Sigmund Freud, however thinks the idea that Moses was a priest of his is a bit silly. He certainly doesn't remember ever knowing the guy.
  • When it comes to other pharaohs, Akhenaten's opinion theories. Unlike Yami Yugi, he and Anakaris have a harder time getting along but will at least try for the sake of Ancient Egypt. Ramses is more of a rival, and one the Heretic Pharaoh is jealous of because he's well-known. Both of them want to enforce their religion's supremacy, after all. And, given how destructive and evil Nyarlathotep, En Sabah Nur and Sutekh the Destroyer are, he straight up opposes them.
  • Akhenaten was behind the Amarna art style. It's characterized by a series of movement and activity in image, instead of the rigid and idealized art of most of Ancient Egypt. It showed the pharaoh as physically flawed and engaged in ordinary activity. The Heretic Pharaoh was happy to learn of the Craft because of just how expansive art has become in the 3300 years after him.
  • From what can be gathered, Atenism was henotheistic. The other gods technically existed, but Aten was the supreme God, if not something superior to a god. Some have speculated this may have influenced the monotheistic God of Abraham. Akhenaten reasons that the different incarnations of the Abrahamic God in the Bible may be aspects of Aten, but he is uncertain.
  • YHVH attempted to claim He was the inspiration for Aten and promised to destroy the Egyptian pantheon and priests if he focuses worship on him. Though tempted, Akhenaten rebuked the Mad God of order since he had heard really negative things about him and didn't think he truly fit the role of the Sun Disc. And he doesn't believe in The Evils of Free Will.
  • Has an interest in the Pantheon's solar deities. He doesn't worship any of them, but believes that their power over the sun is important. He finds both Ezalor(representing light in general), Leona and Django(who have power over the sun) to be positive forces. Akhenaten was also intrigued with Amaterasu. The Heretic Pharaoh is trying to get his god Aten to ascend.
  • Despite his religious reforms and controversy, Akhenaten is not usually malevolent. A non-canon story, "Marvel: The End" changes this. Kidnapped by aliens when he was supposed to die, he was corrupted and influenced by the Heart of the Universe, and eventually came back as a reality-bending supervillain who tried to restore his kingdom through world domination. The Thanos of that universe would ultimately stop him, though. The regular Akhenaten is glad that it isn't in the pantheon, since it made him act rather nutty, but still doesn't want to be anywhere near the Mad Titan.
  • He doesn't like the 11th Doctor because he was involved in his queen Nefertiti leaving Ancient Egypt and living with John Riddell in the 20th century. The Doctor pointed out that it was his choice and she only got to the future because she followed him to the TARDIS, though the Heretic Pharaoh remains miffed at him anyway. He's more utterly infuriated when it comes to Bayek, for killing him in the afterlife.
  • Ahkenaten and his son have learned of The Tomb Kings and know that they took a lot of inspiration from their own domain of Ancient Egypt. They're impressed by how they are a lot more active in death than the pharaohs. On the ascended Tomb Lords, father and son had an immediate feeling and disgust for Nagash the Undying due to how cruel, omnicidal and utterly devoid of redeeming qualities he was. Settra, however, they remain neutral on so long as he doesn't interfere with them.


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