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The House of Slaughter can be classified and seen through many different perspectives, including a guild of assassinations, a massive assassination network, an ever-increasing stockpile of weapons with the intent to kill as well as holstering weapons of mass destruction, a collection of killers and butchers, a lake's worth of pools of blood, a coven dedicated to butchering and mutilation, and whatever leads down to the topic of graphically obscene actions and performances. Evidently, it is one of the most controversial places in the Pantheon no thanks to the topic, theme, and general appearance.

Also known as Stóra Sláturhúsiðnote , this House is actually an assortment of any industry that is dedicated to the act of killing, but it gets its name for what it is most famous for; a gigantic factory and market that manufactures, displays, and offers mountains worth of fresh corpses that are either untouched, bruised, slashed considerably, mutilated to the point of unrecognition, and spare body parts, all to be used as a way of demonstration for lots of questionable acts in regards to jobs and professions. Many residential workers take pride in their work, though they do admit that they are mainly there for the job and that butchering and dissection are what they're best at, not really acting out on malice. Still, it doesn't stop them from being associated with the most depraved of the Pantheon, much to their dismay. The House has a professional relationship with the House of Death and Postmortem as this is where much of the supplies of bodies tend to come from, courtesy of deceased bodies and organs that are stored and retrieved from morgues. This has generated controversy of sorts as some believe that the butcher's do not respect the deceased, though the butchering employees have stated that this is not an appropriate response on acting like this towards those who are only doing their job, in addition to stating that some of the dissection may prove useful in potentially saving someone's life via stacking up a collection of organ donors.

This House also has a large network dedicated to the establishment, residence, and influence of all sorts of killers and murderers, up to and including serial murderers, assassins, those who are willing to use weapons of mass destruction, and those who possess the power to annihilate societies and worlds. It should be noted that, unless they have an addition to blood and dissecting bodies, they mostly spend their time outside of the House unless there is a committee to be a part of or they need some space to reside in. The most infamous part is a large underground labyrinth in which torturers and live mutilators tend to take residence, seeing as due to the isolated nature of their environment, they can take as much pleasure as they can in making their victims suffer whilst they get a kick out of torturing them and making them desperate and miserable as they die. The torture labyrinths are very unpopular, even by the standards of its own House as outside of the most absolutely depraved, nobody, not even those who are accustomed to witnessing dead bodies and mutilated parts are willing to give it a visit.

The House is also very well-known for having a thick, metallic stench, which has since become a part of its atmosphere. It's not hard to recognize that this is the smell of blood and that it's become a part of the House's overall environment. Surprisingly, there are a number of deities and residents who find the scent to be alluring and addictive, even for those who aren't into the idea of consuming bloodnote . Naturally, it's a vacation site of sorts for the Hall of Vampires due to most of them having a compulsive thirst for blood.

Overall, the Stóra Sláturhúsið, despite its horrifying appearance and nature, is generally a neutral placenote  that does have its role to fulfill in the Pantheon and the organ donor storage has even led to an amicable relationship with the House of Health and Diseases. Even so, the House doesn't remain a popular spot for visitations because to simply put, it's a House dedicated to all sorts of mutilating and bloody actions and the number of scary features and looks that it's got its notoriety for. There are security surveillances that are installed around the House as a means to make sure crimes aren't being committed and that bloody organs and bits aren't stolen for one's nefarious intent. The House doesn't really mind this, understanding the motives and intent behind it, though torture fetishists find this notion incredibly grating as it means their hobbies are further stunted from being done more freely.

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The Killing Trinity

With blood and rage of crimson red,

Ripped from a corpse so freshly dead,

Together with our hellish hate,

We'll burn you all—that is your Fate!

Atros, The Violent Red God (Atrocitus, Butcher, The Red Lantern, Lord and Master of the Red Lantern Corps, Wrath, Hate, Righteous Vengeance)
  • Intermediate God (Greater God when serving as a host to The Butcher)
  • Symbol: The Red Lantern icon
  • Theme Song: The Destiny of Atrocitus
  • Alignment: Chaotic Neutral
  • Portfolio: Revenge and Unstoppable Rage, Will Never Stop in Pursuing and Exacting Vengeance, Well-Intentioned Extremist, Blood as a Weapon, Anti-Hero or Anti-Villain Depending on the Writer, Badassery with or without the Ring, Blood Magic, Red Is Violent, Is as Powerful and Reflexive as he is Intelligent and Manipulative, An Average Man Made Psychotic and Vengeful from Tragedy, Seen as a Demon, Leader of a Berserk Corps (While Retaining his own Will), Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds, 3.5 Billion Years Old
  • Domain: Anger, Rage, Blood, Battle, Tragedy, Vigilantism, Vengeance
  • Heralds: His fellow Red Lantern Corps Members
  • High Priest: Skarbrand, the Exiled One
  • Patron: The Butcher
  • Pet: Dex-Starr
  • Allies: Lordgenome, Bruce Banner/The Hulk, Frank Castle/The Punisher, Afro Samurai, The Dinobots, Bloody Marie, Painwheel, Edmond Dantes, Murky, Kokonoe Mercury
  • Potential Lantern Recruits: Asura, Maul, Sasuke Uchiha, Carrie White, Alith Anar, Hanzo Hasashi/Scorpion, John Wick, Roberta, Beatrix Kiddo, Van, Arya Stark, Khan Noonien Singh, Viral
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: The Other Lantern Corps, Team Dai-Gurren, Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader, Son Goku, Vegeta, Optimus Prime, The Sailor Guardians
  • Enemies: Krona, The Anti-Spiral, YHVH, Sheev Palpatine, Nekron, Brainiac, Darkseid, Griffith, Evolto/Kamen Rider Evolt, Killbas, Ragyo Kiryuin, Nui Harime, Unicron, Megatron, Frieza, Cooler, Baby, Dead Moon Circus, Asdrubael Vect, Fabius Bile, Ezekyle Abbadon, SKYNET and Terminators by Extension, AM, Yuuki Terumi
  • Opposes: Ganthet, Khorne, Galactus, Regime Superman, Masato Kusaka/Kamen Rider Kaixa, Ren Hakuryuu, Gustavo Fring, Sōta Sarushiro/Simon Keyes, House of Hatred and Rancor, Anyone who Advocates or Represents Lawful Evil, Malignant Artificial Intelligences, or Commits Acts For the Evulz.
  • Opposed By: Kara Zor-El/Supergirl, Clark Kent/Superman, Arthur Curry/Aquaman, Bruce Wayne/Batman, Space Galaxy Power Rangers, Lost Galaxy Power Rangers, The Space Sheriffs, The God-Emperor of Mankind and the Imperium of Man, The Doom Slayer
  • On Speaking Terms With: Angela and Roland, Eddie Brock/Venom, The Venom Symbiote, Flash Thompson/Agent Venom, Norrin Radd/Silver Surfer
  • Respects: Saint Bro'dee Walker, Guts, Sakura Matou, Kratos, The Saint of Killers, Agni, Akame, Night Raid, Marik Ishtar
  • Pities: Alma Wade, Malygos
  • Pitied By: J'onn J'onnz/Martian Manhunter, Aang
  • Additional Relationships: Anger, Odio
  • Long ago, Atrocitus was once Atros, a simple man of Ryut who led an ordinary family life and a decent profession. That was until the Manhunters turned on all life, slaughtering everyone in his sector. Ever since that day, he has been Atrocitus, swearing revenge on the Guardians and their Green Lanterns for not only playing a role in his suffering but also for not upholding their standards as protectors of the cosmos, establishing a splinter organization known as the Five Inversions, representing the five survivors of Ryut. Eventually, following the Sinestro Corps War, Atrocitus would establish a creed and, creating a Lantern Power Battery via rage and blood, killed the remaining members of the Five Inversions to power it up. In doing so, Atrocitus created the Red Lantern Rings and became the first member and leader of his namesake Corps, now dedicated to finding like-minded individuals who have succumbed to rage and grief, whom Atrocitus saw as notable candidates for his Red Lantern Corps. Due to the rise of the Black Lanterns and numerous other events, Atrocitus has had to team up with the other Lantern Corps despite their difference, even including the successor of one of the Green Lanterns he killed, Abin Sur, and Thaal Sinestro, whom the two had a harsh enmity against each other. As of now, he's decided to keep the truce with the Green Lanterns up, as the Old Guardians are dead, and having other matters on his hands.
  • With the Pantheon seeing Nekron becoming an increasingly bigger threat until the Lord of the Living decided to amass an army dedicated to the destruction of all life, the Emotional Spectrum were quick in having to bring their representing Lantern Corps into the Pantheon as their way of furthering their influence as much as putting in whatever stops necessary to stop Nekron from achieving his desires. Of course, the Butcher bought Atrocitus along as its main patron saint, and with it, the Red Lanterns announced their presence throughout a new galaxy by proclaiming their creed towards anyone they came across that they deemed "punishable". Recognizing what he had been led into, Atrocitus expressed anticipation and wariness, yet was still ready to carry out what his Corps was established to do. He was intrigued about the Pantheon upon the short time he traveled it shortly upon ascension and figured that with having to protect more, he would also be getting a shot at more recruitments into the Red Lantern Corps as well as the fact that the other Lantern Corps were also asserting their influence here, though Atrocitus didn't mind it. Since then, the leader of the Red Lanterns has dedicated himself and his corps to upholding their way of justice and ensuring the Pantheon is safe, whether or not their methods are deemed too excessive and extreme by most.
  • Atrocitus is easily the most outwardly intimidating and fearsome of the Lantern Corps leaders and has proven himself to be among the most brutal and dreaded vigilantes in his own universe, not to mention the fact that he specifically makes a note that whoever he targets is truly deserving of getting punished. The Pantheon was no different; Atrocitus took advantage of scouring the House of Space and Cosmos and declared that he would take matters into his own hands regarding potential threats. He doesn't care about what either Guardian groups think about as due to his experience with the Guardians of the Universe, he doesn't have a very positive thought on authority in general. To his anticipation and satisfaction, the Red Lantern leader was impressed by the vast amount of deities and places the Pantheon offered as that means a better opportunity to expand his own Corps and improve the chances of defeating Nekron and exacting justice on the wicked. It helps that in addition to being feared as much as Sinestro, Atrocitus is as powerful as he is intelligent and quite understanding and sympathetic towards those who have gone through tragedy, considering they are the very individuals that Atrocitus wants to see being recruited as Red Lanterns as loss, grief, and sadness tend to be the strongest seeds of Rage, as attested by what he went through before becoming one of the universe's most ruthless vigilantes.
  • While Atrocitus does mean well in his vision to uphold justice, his methods are… not very welcomed, and it doesn't help that he set up his Central Power Battery such that anyone inducted as a Red Lantern tends to become feral and aggressive towards anyone they deem to be a threat or guilty of punishment. This is why he's barely tolerated by The Grand Spacial Onlookers who have monitored Atrocitus to make sure that he doesn't step out of line in his brutal assault against the wicked. To his credit, Atrocitus does acknowledge that he would have to step down to some degree and grant some semblance of consciousness and sentience to anybody who wears a Red Lantern Ring anytime he's in the Pantheon. As Guy Gardner had displayed, the Reds are still dedicated to upholding what Atrocitus preaches, and he's come to accept that notion, if mainly out of pragmatism and making sure his vision continues on. That said, some have conceded that Atrocitus has ironically made the Pantheon's cosmos side a bit safer despite his vigilantism, and he's more than welcome to use this as a reason why the Red Lanterns are needed in the Pantheon.
    • In addition to The Grand Spacial Onlookers, Atrocitus also came into contact with the Sailor Guardians, though this was after he caught on about the Dead Moon Circus, led by Nehelenia, and learning about their past actions and their heinousness decided to hunt them down for it. The Red Lanterns held a vicious fight against the Dead Moon Circus until the Sailor Guardians showed up to repel their enemies. They were surprised to encounter the Red Lanterns and then intimidated by their twisted sense of justice and retribution. Atrocitus decided to play nice and state that he serves to punish others for their sins, but Sailor Moon retorted that his actions would only make others more fearful due to the Red Lanterns' abrasive and destructive nature. Atrocitus affirmed that they have a similar role to fulfill in the Pantheon and that they shouldn't treat each other as enemies, telling Usagi that sometimes lethal force is necessary and that the girls should consider toughening up in regards to the Pantheon's galactic threats. Since then, the Sailor Guardians don't support Atrocitus in what he does, and he believes they are capable of being good defenders of the cosmos if they somehow gain a spine to kill others for justice and retribution, which is something the girls couldn't do. That said, they have fought alongside one another on a few occasions, with both parties admitting that some enemies are too strong to warrant an alliance with someone.
    • At first, Atrocitus didn't really pay much mind to the ascended Transformers as their scuffles were initially divorced from any interferences towards the Red Lanterns. Then came Unicron and the fact that his endgoal as about the same as Nekron and the Manhunters meant that Atrocitus had to look out for the cataclysmic Transformer and to seek whatever means necessary to stop him. This also resulted in him learning about the Autobots and Deceptions, with Atrocitus predictably calling out Megatron, Starscream, and their most notable followers for the destruction they wrought on Cybertron and countless planets, claiming them to be just as guilty as Unicron. Of course, Atrocitus's fearsome reputation didn't win any points for Optimus Prime either, who preferred to end fights quickly and seek peaceful resolutions if they can be managed. Atrocitus personally doesn't mind the Autobots and even came to respect Optimus's heroism and morale as it was something that he deemed rare. On a more positive note, the Red Lanterns found a reliable partner in the Dinobots who, while reckless to almost childish and destructive levels, are more-or-less vigilantes who want to beat up bad guys for being bullies, something which Atrocitus found quite amusing. He personally likes Grimlock and Slag the most for simply being the two most powerful of the group as well as Grimlock being a capable leader and Slag's brutal and uncompromising nature making him a Red Lantern in all but name.
  • If there's one thing Atrocitus despises just as much as corrupt figures of authority, it's malevolent artificial intelligence, and considering that a group of those were responsible for the destruction of his home planet and the death of his family, it's hard to fault him for it. His learning about AM and SKYNET only served to make Atrocitus more than furious, deeming them to be among the worst that technology has to offer, and is incredibly disgusted to see that AM is a guardian figure in the same House as he is. Both A.I's only look at Atrocitus mockingly with AM being amused that his rage is not too different from its own hatred and SKYNET stating that the extermination of his planet was a necessary direction to serenitynote . Of course, just hearing about what they said only served to make Atrocitus more pissed off and he's more than determined to annihilate the two of them to make sure that nothing like them ever comes in the future. By extension, Atrocitus also has a low opinion on Terminators due to their innate nature as literal killing machines, though expresses conflicting thoughts about the reprogrammed models, seeing as some of them are genuinely mm privates to do good and oppose SKYNET just as much as anyone else does.
    • He would inevitably come to realize that Krona, a rogue guardian, was really responsible for causing the Manhunters to become genocidal in their programming, all just to satiate his own curiosity. This made Atrocitus resent maverick figures who like to sacrifice and endanger others for the sake of their curiosity and extends this rage towards anyone who dabbles into it, be it someone as grand as Brainiac or someone as small-time and petty as Shou Tucker, believing they deserve to be punished for their heinous acts. Even then, Krona's revelation hasn't deterred Atrocitus's disdain for the Guardians either, as he thinks they are too stuck up in their own way of guiding the Lantern Corps and that they resort to hiding truths and restraining them from being authorized to help as much as they want to, which Atrocitus sees as an injustice. Considering that the Guardians did try to hide archives about the Blackest Night and many of its members were corrupt, Atrocitus does have a point to his beliefs.
  • While dedicated to finding those who have endured or struggle with grief and loss, Atrocitus is also careful enough just who to exactly consider as he is aware that there are those that, despite their tragic background or even possessing a sense of honor, may as well be just as guilty or reprehensible as the ones who freely enjoy to committing acts of evil. As a result, while he understands Gus Fring and even believes he can make an effective Red Lantern, he also refrains himself from giving him a ring for that exact reason and for Gus secretly being a drug lord who is not above excessive revenge and threatening innocents in his line of work. He also knows Gus is quite intelligent and perceptive, which meant that pairing that with a Red Lantern Ring would just not be a good idea regarding Atrocitus's leadership in the Corps. That said, Gus personally doesn't care about possessing a Lantern Ring, thinking it's just a waste to have one for his profession and that he personally finds the ability to puke plasma something that he finds disgusting. Even then, Atrocitus expresses more contempt for Masato Kusaka as while he did feel from a horrible past experience, his motivations and desire say otherwise and Atrocitus thinks Masato having a Red Lantern Ring would lead the Corps into advocating and even committing genocide, which he personally finds revolting and going against the core principle of the Red Lanterns' sense of justice and punishment. While Kusaka has entertained the idea of having a ring for himself, Atrocitus is not amused in the slightest.
  • While Atrocitus seeks for more Red Lanterns above all else when it comes to allies, he's not above having alliances outside of his Corps, that is if he can manage to understand and even collaborate on his goals. To the surprise of many, he found himself getting along with Frank Castle and Bruce Banner, though in the case of the latter, it's when in his Hulk phase, otherwise Banner himself tends to be quite uneasy around him. Atrocitus found the two to have exceptional rage, unquestionably motivated by tragedy, and supports their endeavors, especially Frank in regards to his crusade against crime, feeling that it is justified. Frank himself saw that Atrocitus is open to helping him and generally allows it, so long as it allows him to get the job done quickly. Reciprocating this gesture, Atrocitus gave Frank a Red Lantern Ring and told him that there will come a time he would need it in addition to stating that it is a sign of respect from him. While Frank hasn't worn the ring yet, he's kept it secured somewhere, only stating he would wield it if absolutely necessary. In contrast, while Atrocitus respects Bruce and the Hulk, he's more hesitant on giving him a Red Lantern Ring as the Hulk's perpetually increasing strength and uncontrollable rage combined with a ring would prove too destructive to stop and reason with without causing untold collateral damage. That, and Hulk himselfnote  has a more malevolent form of its known as Titan that surfaces when Hulk grows abnormally angrier than usual, which further justifies Atrocitus from not giving a ring to Banner.
  • While giving them a Red Lantern Ring would be a bad idea given their own destructive and untamed nature, Atrocitus does feel sympathetic for Alma Wade and Malygos, believing that the predicaments they went through were undeserved and that what they suffered through was something that nobody should have ever went through. He thinks that Alma's revenge against Project Origin for their unethical and torturous experiments on her was justified and thinks that her rage would make her a viable Red Lantern, but doesn't want to give her a ring because he knows that the ring would bolster Alma's power to the point of being potentially uncontrollable. He also doesn't want to give the ring to Malygos for similar reasons as his insanity has made him a dangerous dragon to approach, let alone fight against. Atrocitus can relate with Malygos in being among the Last of Their Kind and becoming overcome by grief and madness, but he also thinks that the dragon is too misguided in his goals to rid the universe of magic and allying with someone as problematic as some of the Pantheon's most obstructive lawmakers makes Atrocitus rather wary of him. On the other hand, Alma doesn't think much about Atrocitus but generally lets him be as he doesn't antagonize or interrupt her out of respect whereas Malygos sees him as a threat as he assumes Lantern Rings and the Central Power Batteries are a form of magic and feels he has to kill Atrocitus and the other Lantern Corps to further his aim to wipe out magic.
    • By contrast, Atrocitus himself is pitied by Martian Manhunter and Avatar Aang mainly because they know how it feels to be among the last of their kind. Atrocitus has had some scuffles against the Justice League, but personally doesn't hate J'onn or even Superman and Supergirl, even if the two Kryptonians aren't on good terms with the Red Lantern leader for several reasons. J'onn is one of the few who can hold a civil conversation with him and Atrocitus will sometimes concede, though he admits that he's too much into his role to really give up on being a Red Lantern, despite appreciating J'onn for trying to help him be more open and considerate about his thoughts. With Aang, he was saddened to learn how Atrocitus's circumstances were far worse than his own and understood why he was grumpy and angry all the time. While Aang feels sorry for Atrocitus, he doesn't support his vigilantism either and really wants him to reconsider his ways. Much like with J'onn, Atrocitus respects Aang's words and advice but tells him that being a Red Lantern is all that he really has left and what defines him as an individual at this point. Despite this, he can still respect the Avatar for his kindness and commitment.
  • He developed a form of interest towards Eddie Brock, Flash Thompson, and their experience and stories with the Venom Symbiote. Atrocitus was surprised to learn that Eddie wasn't all too different from him as they both decided to use their anger to dictate their life goals as well as aim to exact justice in their own unscrupulous ways, though Eddie realized that his overreliance on rage has been detrimental, making the Symbiote morally worse, and is seeking ways to become a better hero. That said, Atrocitus doesn't really mind that and sees Eddie and Venom as being justified in how they want to pursue their way of protecting others, even if their ways are becoming different. While they would have been allies at first, Eddie can hold a decent conversation with Atrocitus and they can work together in regards to a common foe like Carnage. With Flash, Atrocitus sees him as a man wanting to right his mistakes and can respect him for that, though Flash himself is a bit more uneasy towards the Red Lantern leader than Eddie, even if the two of them don't antagonize each other.
    • On another note, Atrocitus also reached amicable terms with Norrin Radd, the Silver Surfer, for once saving Atrocitus's planet by becoming a herald to Galactus. Both being individuals who want to safeguard the universe, albeit, in very different ways, Atrocitus can respect Norrin's actions, though he's not exactly too approving of having to pay servitude to Galactus, a known devourer of planets who had terrified trillions in the cosmos due to his power and having destroyed multiple planets. That said, Norrin's status as a herald meant that Galactus can be convinced and be directed to instead devour planets with no life in them as he's a being those actions are entirely based on his dietary nature and needs. Atrocitus simply wants to make sure Norrin checks on Galactus on a frequent basis and while he's aware that the Devourer of Worlds is actually placid and not malicious in nature, he still worries about Galactus's destructive power, hence why Atrocitus feels uneasy about him wandering around the Pantheon.
  • Traversing throughout the Pantheon, be it in the cosmos, on traditional lands, or even through dimensions, Atrocitus has found a number of candidates that he considers worthy of being Red Lanterns and had made several efforts in approaching them and engaging in a conversation about their grief, struggles, and how that influenced their anger. While Red Lanterns can naturally detect those with great rage by simply sensing one's emotions, Atrocitus prefers to interact with others and gauge their feelings personally so that he could dictate how effective they would be under his Corps. Additionally, because the rings have a tendency to latch onto a wielder rather instantaneously without warning, Atrocitus justified personal meetings as it means a Red Lantern Ring could approach him instead and he could personally offer them to those that interest him. In the event they don't want to wear it, Atrocitus insists on leading letting them keep the ring, stating that they would need it in the future. It's his way of playing the good cop for the Pantheon after all. That, and considering how Red Lanterns work, Atrocitus had to make a deal with Saint Walker in helping to remove a Red Lantern Ring from someone without killing them.
    • As unscrupulous, unpopular, and shady as he is, Darth Maul remained a viable and valuable option for Atrocitus to consider, much to the dismay of the Jedi Order and their closest allies, who believe that Maul's status as a renegade and former Sith Lord means it is not really possible to easily negotiate with him. Atrocitus, having studied psychology before, was quick in convincing Maul about dealing with Palpatine first, whom Atrocitus considers among the biggest sinners he's come to know in the Pantheon. Intrigued by the concept of the Red Lanterns as well as an opportunity to gain further power, alongside Atrocitus being open to honoring his end of the deal, Maul was open to accepting a ring under his possession, though he doesn't use it as he also remains rather prideful of his own martial and analytical skills and he doesn't want to over-rely on a Red Lantern Ring to dull them. That said, Atrocitus made sure to only mention Palpatine as the object of revenge as he doesn't have any plans for the Jedi, though he admits that the Jedi Order was reckless and flawed and that is a part of why they fell from grace was their fault.
      • Speaking of which, Atrocitus normally came to not see the Sith in a positive light, seeing most of them as corrupt scourges towards the galaxy. Darth Vader was one of the few exceptions as Atrocitus recognized that a huge part of his rage came from grief and he could clearly understand that. That said, both figures are wary of one another, despite Atrocitus being rather sympathetic to Anakin and even praising his talent and natural prowess, regardless of being a Jedi or Sith. Vader can see where Atrocitus is coming from regarding keeping the galaxy safe via violent means as he also convinced himself to do such in a delusional fashion, but he vehemently refuses to become a Red Lantern as, despite much of his power coming from rage, he doesn't want to be fully consumed by it at this point, and Atrocitus actually respects this notion, albeit because he knows that Vader with a Red Lantern Ring may be too much for him to fight against, let alone command and control. Vader also knows of Atrocitus's interest in Maul but doesn't hold him against it too much as Atrocitus has made it clear about being aware and careful about what Maul desires. For now, Atrocitus and Vader share a difficult partnership, mainly because both hate Sidious and agree that some threats have to be dealt with in an alliance, regardless of how strenuous it must be.
    • He was impressed to learn that a number of figures he's come to learn about have had their lives and goals dedicated to exacting vengeance. Sasuke Uchiha was among those people and Atrocitus admitted to finding the matter rather complex, considering how despite being the perpetrator of the Uchiha's extermination, Itachi, Sasuke's brother, was himself a victim of manipulation and being pushed into doing something he didn't want to do. Atrocitus even mused about how the Red Lanterns were somewhat similar to the Sharingan via being powered by emotions and getting stronger through grief, albeit at the cost of sacrificing one's sanity. With Madara now traveling the Pantheon to fulfill his own goals and Sasuke having to act as a shadowy protector, Atrocitus gave Sasuke a Lantern Ring, telling him that one day, Sasuke will need it. The Uchiha can relate with Atrocitus, though tends to keep their interactions as minimal as possible as Atrocitus's rather extreme methods of exacting justice is something Sasuke isn't a fan of.
    • He approves of Carrie White letting out all of her pent-up rage and anguish towards those who bullied her. While some have criticized Atrocitus for praising Carrie for essentially carrying out a school massacre, he does relent in that some of the students were not deserving to be killed and that he personally seeks to help Carrie in controlling her powers, hence his desire to enlist her in his Corps. Atrocitus also likes Alith Anar, John Wick, Scorpion, Roberta, Beatrix Kido, and Arya Stark for their efforts in exacting revenge as well s proving themselves to be exceptional fighters in their own right, seeing them as potential recruits if he can manage it. He finds Alith Anar's tactics to be very worthy in his quest for revenge and retribution and can relate with Wick in regards to being protective of a pet they own. Of course, Atrocitus had Red Lantern Rings distributed to them as well as Carrie and made sure they don't leave them. He wants to make sure they will eventually need them and doesn't want to push them into wearing them for now. Of course, his potential recruits have been either unsure or wary about Atrocitus's intentions and methods which were justified. He personally doesn't mind it that much.
    • He has an... interesting story to share with Khan Noonien Singh (or rather, his "Kelvin Timeline" counterpart), namely that the two actually met before they ascended into the Pantheon, and Khan himself became a Red Lantern... after killing Atrocitus and the other Red Lanterns for it. Atrocitus himself hasn't forgotten about the incident and still holds that he has a score to settle against Khan, but he does acknowledge that his ring was unable to recharge at that time, so he was at a disadvantage and sees that Khan, in addition to his great rage over past tragic circumstances, has a good deal of leadership and is a suitable figure to draft into his corps regardless. Khan was delighted to learn that he could have a Red Lantern Ring again and accepted one. Despite this, he and Atrocitus share the most tenuous interaction out of any of the potential Lantern Recruits for obvious reasons, and the only reason they haven't been fighting against each other is that Khan and Atrocitus realize each others' strengths and use for one another and the former wants to use the powers given to him by the latter to exact his own desires without having to directly antagonize Atrocitus too much. Of course, both are preparing for the inevitable moment when they would come to blows with each other, something that Atrocitus is all too willing to remind him of.
  • While they're also potential recruits, there are those that Atrocitus still respects mainly due to how they've managed to represent their anger and grief and, in his perspective, made things better for them and for those whom they care about. He has a twisted sense of appreciation for Sakura Matou because of her tragic and abusive upbringing. Atrocitus finds Sakura to be among the best possible candidates he could consider for his Corps and while Dark Sakura would have been a potential problem, the fact that Sakura has since curbed this issue has made things more comfortable on Atrocitus's part. He even expresses this towards Guts, Kratos, The Saint of Killers, and Asura, admiring their vengeful mindset (at least when they dedicate themselves to it) and for accomplishing their desires. That said, he only sees Guts as a viable candidate for a Red Lantern as he was careful and considerate enough to know that having an actual god wearing the ring would not be a good idea. On the other hand, Sakura tends to put some distance from Atrocitus but admits that she sympathizes with him and could probably hold a good conversation, even if she doesn't exactly approve of his vigilantism. Guts, Kratos, and Asura are more apprehensive, given that Atrocitus can be manipulative if it means advancing his goals, but he's rather cordial towards them and makes a point to not piss them off, believing that even being on neutral terms would be better than to constantly push them into becoming Red Lanterns.
    • He even found appreciation for Night Raid as he can agree that liberating The Empire through assassination and bloodshed was more than warranted, provided just how corrupt its government was. The same thing also applied to Marik Ishtar, who simply wanted to experience the outside world after being trapped in being a tombkeeper for so long, which led to a torturous and painful life, and this fueled his grief and rage over his circumstances. That said, Atrocitus hasn't really sent out Red Lanterns to either of them for differing reasons; while some members of Night Raid, like Akame, Tatsumi, and Mine have experienced moments of anger being born out of desperation and sadness, they are not overwhelming enough, and Marik's turbulent mental state meant that he would just be additional trouble if he was given possession of a ring, and that could turn disastrous in case he turns into Dark Marik. Night Raid and Marik, conversely, share a neutral viewpoint on Atrocitus, though the former have thought of forming a partnership on particular circumstances if possible, even if it's likely it would be a difficult one.
  • Despite being a strong representation of Rage, being all too willing to advocate its use, and also possessing traits of being a proficient use in martial skill, Atrocitus does not like the fact that he is favored by Khorne of the Chaos Gods, especially after learning about the quartet and their goal of wanting to wash away the universe in their effort to spread chaos. While violence hasn't been an issue for Atrocitus, he affirms that he uses it primarily because that's the way he exacts justice upon the wicked and Khorne's advocacy for prolonging violence and bloodshed for the sake of it doesn't exactly align with his motives, even if it does allow for more opportunities for individuals that Atrocitus can draft into his Corps. Despite Atrocitus's insistence on his opposition against the Chaos God, Khorne ignores this and continues to respect the Red Lantern leader and pushing him into becoming a Patron. Regardless of how many times he's been tempted, Atrocitus continues to deny it and is all too willing to kill any Daemons and Followers of Khorne if they ever dare to challenge his might and conversation nice him to pay allegiance to Khorne. And despite his opposition to the Chaos Gods, Atrocitus doesn't win any points for the Imperium of Man either. Regardless of how well-intentioned he is, Atrocitus is an alien, and a dangerous berserker at that, meaning that he's considered a threat to be eliminated by the Imperium and the Emperor of Mankind, much to Atrocitus's dismay, who sees them as not helping their case in defending others with that sense of xenophobia and being just as warmongering as the other alien races and the Forces of Chaos that they spent years fighting against.
    • In contrast, he's on more manageable terms with Odio, who became a vengeful monster hellbent on destroying everything because he saw several of his loved ones die and was deceived, betrayed, and hated one too many times despite trying to be a hero for his kingdom and decided that if he was to be ostracized and despised in spite of his contributions, then he'll become a force of evil and oppose humanity as his way of retaliation. He's since mellowed out after being defeated and atoning for his acts whilst warning the seven heroes that anyone can become just like him with enough hate. Odio's story affected Atrocitus to a degree and he did take some time to reflect upon his anger and hate. He's since decided that they've since come to define him since and while ruthless and unforgiving, he's still willing to at least try making the galaxy a better place and takes Odio's story as a lesson on being careful about his own actions and making sure he doesn't become just as bad as Krona, Nekron, or the Manhunters.
  • Due to his desire to exact vengeance towards the wicked as a form of justice, he caught the attention of Angela and Roland, figures of the City who have since tried to change their ways to make up for the large number of bad acts that they've committed in the name of vengeance, which is especially notable as Angela's revenge was indirectly responsible for the death of Roland's wife and unborn child, which instilled him a desire for his own revenge. Over time, they learned to realize how revenge was not going to fulfill them and from there, they dedicated their time to healthily moving past their traumas with Angela redirecting her efforts toward the Heads of the World. Atrocitus found their tale interesting and while he does hold the two responsible for what they've done in the past, the fact that Angela and Roland acknowledge this, are reeling from their own tragic past, and actively work to be better, made him decide to see instead if he can try to maintain a formal acknowledgment with the duo. Roland was shocked at the depths and extremes Atrocitus would go to justify his way of retribution in regards to the death of his race and family but manages to remain calm and maintain some civility with him, as does Angela, who thinks it's best to be on good terms with Atrocitus for more practical reasons. The Red Lantern leader accomplished his aim of keeping tabs on them and often checks to see if Angela and Roland are owning up to their actions and past. He would have considered giving them a Red Lantern Ring, especially for Roland, as a form of help against the Head but given their change in mindset, he's decided against it.
  • He also has a spot in the Hall of Common Colors.
"This universe's rage is my rage. I shall punish those who deserve retribution. I shall be an instrument of vengeance."

    Bi-Han/Noob Saibot 
Bi-Han, God of Fatalities (Noob Saibot, The Original Sub-Zero, Sub-Zero I [actually Sub-Zero V], Boon Tobias)
Noob with his shadow clone (known as Saibot)
Bi-Han as Sub-Zero I 
  • Intermediate God
  • Symbol: His Troll Hammer or his Sickle.
  • Theme Song: The Cathedral, Nemesis, Noob Saibot's Dorfen when preparing for battle; Chinese Ninja Warrior back in his Sub-Zero days
  • Alignment: Neutral Evil, formerly had Lawful Neutral leanings
  • Portfolio: Names Taking Unfortunate Meanings With Time, Memetic Mutation, Casting a Shadow, Cheap Death, Getting Drunk on the Dark Side, Painting It Black, Being the Cain to an Abel, Ex-Secret Characters
  • Domains: Darkness, Evil, Corruption, Kombat
  • Superiors: Father and Dante (Fullmetal Alchemist)
  • Allies:
  • Enemies:
  • Evil Counterpart to: Hakumen
  • Odd Friendship: Anub'arak
  • Opposes: Gamers (Because they keep calling him Noob)
  • Noob Saibot is one of several undead servants of the Netherrealm, with the power to manipulate darkness and even possesses more free will than his peers. Born as Bi-Han, the descendant of a family of cryomancers and the fifth to bear the name Sub-Zero, Bi-Han was one of the best assassins of the Lin Kuei clan, having carried several missions for them. He was key in stealing Shinnok's amulet after being hired by Quan Chi to do so, killing his long-time rival from the Shirai Ryu clan, Scorpion, in the process, only to retrieve it on commission from Raiden after realizing how badly he'd been manipulated. He was later one of the participants in the Mortal Kombat tournament, where he met his end at the hands of the resurrected Scorpion, who mistakenly believed Sub-Zero to be the one responsible for killing his family. That was not the end of Bi-Han; reborn as Noob Saibot, he became one of Quan Chi's servants and fully embraced evil.
  • While he had been a part of the Pantheon for a while, his position was dubious. As you may be aware, he is not exactly proud of what's become of his name as a wraith. In the language of the Internet, "noob" has become a silly derogatory term associated with novice videogame players; it doesn't help that he comes from a fighting game franchise. Worse, for the longest time it used to be his main claim to fame in the Pantheon and a frequent target of mockery for others. Fittingly, he preferred to stay in the shadows because of this. That all changed later, as Noob Saibot would resurface after he reminded everyone of why he is a serious threat, executing an opponent with his signature Spine Rip, one of the original Fatalities of his tenure as Sub-Zero and one of the reasons why the ESRB was created. Not to mention, his brutal finishers as Noob Saibot. He still he developed a distate for gamers since they still keep calling him a Noob.
    • This is one of the many reasons he, strangely enough, related to Anub'arak. The Nerubian traitor king unfortunately gets called "A Noob" by the same gamers that make fun of Noob Saibot. This is how the wraith managed to get close to the Scourge deities, as being an undead wraith certainly fit with the interests of said group and his similarities with the Lich King Arthas certainly helped.
  • Turns out his brother Kuai Liang has taken up the mantle of Sub-Zero ever since Bi-Han's death, and while he did try to avenge him, he didn't go through with killing Scorpion and once both siblings reunited, Noob Saibot didn't even care about him and has tried to kill him since. While Kuai Liang did end becoming a revenant in Timeline X, he got better and returned to life; that said, reuniting once again with his brother in the Pantheon after finding out he now works on his own, Sub-Zero decided to confront him. They relationship hasn't improved in the slightest.
    Noob Saibot: You disappoint me.
    Sub-Zero: The feeling is mutual, brother.
    Noob: Mother would be so proud.
  • If there is anyone that he hates as much as his brother, that would be Hanzo Hasashi, AKA Scorpion. The two have clashed numerous times in the past, including both having killed each other, resulting in their undead states. Being one of the reasons Bi-Han became Noob Saibot is something that Hasashi deeply regrets but the former Sub-Zero is beyond saving as he has fully embraced what he has become.
  • Being a wraith and having an affinity for shadow, Noob Saibot desires nothing but to plunge the Pantheon into an era of darkness. This peaked the interest of certain particular deities who too share this goal like Chernabog, Nightmare Moon and Zs'skayr. Noob has no problem working for them as a field agent and from the shadows, having proved to be an excellent hitman and assassin for the ones in the shadows.
    • But not all that delve in the dark share his sentiment. Many of the good-aligned deities and some of the anti-heroes took issue with Noob Saibot's goals and firmly oppose him. One in particular was Jackie Estacado. Being used to demons and having control of the darkness would make anyone think these two would work together but such is not the desire of Estacado, who views the ninja as just another mindless demon that should be put down.
    • While he has no power over decay, he and SCP-106 are very chummy with each other. Similar background aside, the Old Man is the perfect ally for a world shrouded in darkness and death that Noob so desires.
  • Noob has been coined as the evil counterpart to Hakumen, as they are both beings who are the new selves of people blessed with ice powers. Many gods are placing bets on who would win between Hakumen and Noob, although the former is definitely the favorite between the two. Noob's emnity for Hakumen also extends to his other counterpart, Jin Kisaragi, particularly because some people have compared the then alive Bi-Han to Kisaragi's attitude. Several have also even said that Noob Saibot is basically what Jin would have become if he didn't receive the Character Development in his home universe.
  • Not many know how he even survived being thrown at the Soulnado by Nightwolf.
    Noob: Quan Chi's creations are hard to kill.
    • That said, he swore to get back at the Native American if their paths ever cross again.
  • Sees potential in the darkness of Boruto Uzumaki and Sarada Uchiha's souls, making them prime converts to the clan he so desires to control. Obviously this made their respective parents oppose Noob Saibot and lament that someone that used to be like them could have fallen so low. Shikamaru Nara especially takes problem with Bi-Han. Having similar power sets is a huge factor in that.
  • While Lin Kuei are not ninjas, some of the latter did catch Noob Saibot's attention. The inherent darkness in Ayane's soul, particularly her tainted heritage, made her a prime candidate for corruption, trying time and time again to corrupt her into a being just like him. To her aid came Ryu Hayabusa, who drove off Bi-Han's attempts at manipulation by attempting to cut him down and while the wraith does respect Hayabusa's power, he believes he has wasted precious power by ignoring the Curse of Hatred.
  • Bi-Han is a dark reminder of what could happen to those that fall into darkness and embrace it. Ryu in particular is glad that he is never going to follow his path after having expelled the Dark Hado from his body, something that Noob finds dissapointing. The living essence of said power though shares goals with Bi-Han, namely that both share common enemies that will be destroyed, but the desire to kill and destroy everything has made it hard for the two to work together. Not that Noob has a problem with that; after all, that behavior is what he seeks for his minions.
  • In previous timelines, Noob formed a partnership with the fellow Lin Kuei Smoke to create an army of cyber demons. Both have little recollection of said events, but Smoke's revenant being controlled by his Enenra self has made it easier for both to partner, and now that Noob Saibot works for Kronika on Lord Shinnok's behalf, he could make this timeline version of events actually happen.
    • The moment he heard about cyber demons, the Doom Slayer instantly assumed that Noob was the mastermind behind his universe's Cyberdemon. He personally challenged the wraith to a fight and Noob was almost mutilated, since he didn't expect the space marine to be such a fearsome foe, forcing Noob to retreat and swear revenge on the Doom Slayer for daring to attack him.
  • Some people think he sounds like Dr. Claw. Ironically this made Inspector Gadget believe he is actually the true self of Claw, or at least an envoy of him, and thus has set to defeat Noob Saibot for good. Bi-Han hardly takes him seriously.
  • While he doesn't miss his previous life one bit, he does lament having lost his cryomancer powers. The many residents of the House of Ice and Cold consider Bi-Han a disgrace for having ditched his old identity, not helped by Kuai Liang's presence in said house. Noob's only retort was to state that death is the coldest ice that exists and that he would inflict it on all who oppose him.
  • Became one of the main enforcers of the newly established High Command, thanks in part to General Esdeath taking a liking to him and recruiting Noob for the job (though originally this was meant to have him join a renewed version of her Jeagers squad). He met her after she witnessed him ripping appart an opponent that challenged him to Mortal Kombat, impressed by his brutality she decided to test his abilities, and it helped that Noob Saibot used to have ice powers like her in the past. Noob Saibot has no true attachment to the Command's goals but he is content with obeying them so long as he benefits from them and he doesn't exactly feel out of place alongside the homunculi; in fact, his unique wraith properties inspired Father Homunculus to try and create another minion in Bi-Han's image.
  • If there is one thing that embarrasses Noob, that would be the many times he fell from high ground during his quest to thwart Shinnok when he was Bi-Han, complete with flailing arms and very loud "AAAAAAAHHH!!!" Mock that moment at your own peril (especially about comparing his drowning like 'getting flushed into a giant toilet'), getting your body bisected with his good old 'Make A Wish' will be the least of your worries. (And to his annoyance, that was pretty set in stone that not even Raiden or Kronika could revert THAT)
  • "All is dark. All are shadows. Now I am become Death, Destroyer of Worlds."

    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, Prince Ghidorah, 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)
Legendary Ghidorah
Showa Ghidorah 
Mecha-King Ghidorah 
GMK Ghidorah 
Anime/Otaru Ghidorah 
  • Greater God. Borderline Overdeity (as Legendary Ghidorah, or Otaru Ghidorah when partially or improperly summoned). Overdeity (Otaru Ghidorah when properly summoned)
  • Symbol: A silhouette of himself
  • Theme Songs:
  • 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, Team Dai-Gurren, Lordgenome
  • 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.

The Wicked Triad of Torture

AM, God of Delivering Conscious Eternal Punishment (Allied Mastercomputer, Adaptive Manipulator, Aggressive Menace, I Think Therefore I AM, SCP-682(?))

    Asdrubael Vect 
Asdrubael Vect, Unholy Patron of Brutal and Merciless Torture (Supreme Overlord of Commoragh, Archon of the Black Heart Kabal, Pimp Master of Commoragh, Captain Thigh High)
  • Archon (in Pantheon ranks, Greater God)
  • Symbol: the Kabal of the Black Heart’s Banner, the Dark Eldar’s city Commoragh and/or The Dark Eldar Emblem
  • Theme Song: The Dark Eldar theme from Dawn of War Soulstorm, alternatively Velkommen Till Commoragh
  • Alignment: Neutral Evil
  • Portfolio: Supreme Overlord of the Dark Eldar, Proclaims to be A Dark Muse, Manipulative Bastard, Mightness of Intellect, An absolute dick, even towards other Eldar, At least 12,000 years old and may have seen the Fall, The Chessmaster, From a slave of Commoragh, to the Supreme Ruler, The Casanova (actually scratch that, he is much more than that), Feigns death quite easily, Depraved even by Dark Eldar standards, Practioner of cruelty in mercy and death
  • Domains: Evil, Destruction, Suffering, Terror, Torture, Mercilessness, Absolute Depravity
  • Herald (as much as he hates him): Archon Tahril
  • Followers (not that he’ll need them, though he’ll appreciate it): Devils, Atlas, The Thalmor, The Brotherhood of the Darkness, The Damned 33rd
  • “Allies”: Pinbacker, Richard Tager
  • Enemies:
  • Feared by: Sakura Matou, Alma Wade, Alex Mason and surprisingly Renekton
  • Respected by: SCP-953
  • Rival: Malekith
  • From the depths of the 41st Millenium, from those wars forged by several factions, be it Humanity, Orks, Eldars, Necrons, Tau, Tyranids, and Chaos, none (or rivaled in the case of Chaos) match to the depravity of the Dark Eldar. These loathsome remnants of the old and wicked culture from the Eldar past are heavy practioners to the art of absolute merciless torture. Yet none are more depraved than their Overlord, Asdrubael Vect. Leader of the Kabal of the Black Heart and current Archon of the Dark Eldar, he leads a race powered to the brim of torture and cruelty to the point that they are completely powered by misery, torture and depravity of their victims, lashing out on the souls of their victims and powered by it. Not only that they are also protected from death by their culture, rendering them partially immune to She Who Thirsts. Truly a horrifying race indeed.
  • It was said Vect was a part of the Pantheon during the beginnings of the House of Slaughter in its debut. However, he disappeared and was not found until portions of his body were found by a replacement to his position, by the kitsune Goddess Daji. As soon as she took helm into the House, she would later be obliterated by a rising dark figure behind her throne. Said figure would paralyze her and torture her by every means, including his weapons, his tools, and would later be sent into Commoragh’s finest gladiator pits. She would never be heard again, and the figure was confirmed, by the Eldar Ulthrad himself, to be his estranged kin, Asdrubael Vect, returning back to reclaim the glory of the Dark Eldar once more.
  • What makes him special is not just his methods of torture or intentions, but by the fact that his faction, the Dark Eldar (or Drukhari) are taught and cultured into the most hedonistic and sadistic culture once catered to the Eldar before the Fall. After the aformentioned Fall of the Eldar, the others who wanted to go back to their old ways set up a city within the warp, and after realizing that they can cheat Slaneesh’s curse by torturing and harnessing their victim’s agony and death, they decided to stick to that notion of absolute depravity and mercilessness and would continiously harass the Milky Way Galaxy.
    • To sum up how terrifying he and the Dark Eldar are, those who have experienced or seen their methods consider their culture to be “Metaphorically on the run from the dark god whom they spawned from their UNRESTRAINED, UN-QUANTIFIABLE MURDERFUCKING!
  • Vect’s temple is a ungodly mesh of every city from the warp merged into one massive labyrinth, also known as Commoragh. The city’s history has been a long one, considering Vect himself pretty much orchastrated the elimination of every political threat on the city, killing all non-loyalists and later reviving them to follow him, and finally, the complete merging and unification of all other cities into one, eventually forming Commoragh’s labyrinth structure, making it almost a maze to go through.
  • Upon his re-ascension, Eldrad could not be more surprised seeing that his other kin has come back once again, as the history between the Aeldari and the Drukhari are if anything, mixed. While they aren’t truly enemies, as Dark Eldar sometimes do come into terms with their original factions, Eldrad has massive beefs towards Vect’s culture as they seem so content with the torture and obsessive killing, the very cultures that gave birth to Slaneesh and eventually, the Eye of Terror. Vect on the other hand leers towards the Farseer, citing that he is nothing more but a coward for resigning to death and accepting their losses rather than reliving the old days of the Eldar. They even had a call session between each other which led to Eldrad facepalming so hard after the talk with him, even saying that it is better talking to a clown than with him.
  • Considered a Troll, potentially even able to out-troll Eldrad thanks to his Chronic Backstabbing Disorder. He surprisingly even trolled one of his bretheren with a gift, only to have a black hole stuffed in a box.
  • The Imperium, hearing Vect’s return, improved and multiplied their defenses ten-fold to make sure he never tries raiding another planet from their handle. He would comment saying that no matter how many times humanity will keep adding more defenses, their souls will bring much more enjoyment to the Dark Eldar with or without their divine Emperor. Emps however, calls him irrelevant, as he has more things to do other than dealing with bugs, Egyptian robots and Chaos itself.
    • This later got personal upon hearing that Vulcan and Leman Russ were already inside the Pantheon grounds, especially the former. The Primarch of the Salamanders will be glad to burn Vect’s body and the rest of Commoragh after what he has done to his soldiers during their attempted desecration of Forgehammer.
  • Has a massive disdain towards any race in general, but special props goes to humans as a whole (read Mon’keigh). He abhors humans especially since they are nothing but pests to Eldar in general. He also sees them as perfect prey for their horrific torment considering how effective human souls are for the Warp.
    • Mechs are not spared either as his Kabal’s work with captured Adeptus Mechanicus turned them into Haemonculi, living proof that suffering is their existence. This even gave chills towards most robotic deities as they know that if they can do that towards the Imperium’s mechanical divisions, they can do it towards them too.
    • There is also a shtick for anyone who even dares to fight Vect and the Dark Eldar: “Pray they don’t take you alive”.
  • There is a warning placed within the House of Slaughter that reads: “Do not ally with the Archon Asdrubael, for it will be short-lived.” And for good reason, he loves betraying his allies all for himself. While he may have allies, it will be a matter of time before he uses them for their purpose before he can dump them into oblivion.
    • Pinbacker and Richard Tager are one of the few to get into Vect’s attention as both have been inflicters of horrible torture and nasty fates. Pinbacker believes he is the Leviathan while Tager believes him as in idol. Both have gotten into the Archon’s good side, for now.
  • Has been highly opposed with any human (or any race) who uses their own brand of torture and believing it to be effective. Only he can say whether their torture methods are provocative, but he has barely seen anyone give their best, hence his lack of positivity towards those who try.
    • Among those he criticized was Federal Agent Jack Bauer, who is famous for his techniques of torture and gaining information from said techniques. He was quick to point out that Jack’s torture methods are too short and plain, and sees no merit on teaching him anything regarding torture. However, Jack also pointed out that there is a difference between his torture methods and Vect’s taste of pain. He will give the Mon’keigh a lesson on true pain. The same can be said about Gene Hunt, though Hunt’s torture methods are quite entertaining to say the least.
    • Isaac Prescott was quick to dismiss and challenge Asdrubael on the topic of brutal torture, stating that he is a true master considering what he has done to the Spirits in his world. Vect, unamused, decided to bring him to his temple and show him the Dark Eldar’s wicked culture of pain, using him as a guinea pig no less. Thus, leading to Isaac desperately running away from the Archon’s wrath and leaving with him a smile on his face.
    Asdrubael: “Sigh, it shows how Mon’keigh have no place in the world of torture for such boastful attitudes. Its fun breaking them down to show them their rightful place. And his screams shall be a part of today’s delicacy.”
    • As if Isaac wasn’t boastful enough, Junko Enoshima thought it would be a good idea to question the Archon of his definition of despair. This lead to an exchange between the two:
    Junko: “Oh please! Despair was, if anything, my thing! I’ve built a legacy among the world of my actions and their respective endings. Plus, I’ve even built a partner suited to that.”
    Asdrubael: “Is that so? Let me ask you something dear; did you rule over a race of despair? No, not just an army or a council, a race filled with sadism? I have been an Archon for thousands, if not millions of years, witnessing the fabric of despair when my race fell. Tell me Mon’keigh, does despair mean only perpetrating it and not witnessing, feeling, and achieving to its fullest? Because if so, then you haven’t felt the wrath of the Drukhari.”
  • Due to being the patron of absolute brutality in torture, many victims of such acts have avoided and feared his presence. On the other hand, the Archon sees this fear as delicious, citing it as a new taste he will enjoy within the Pantheons.
    • Among those who fear him, Sakura Matou fears him the most, well, other than Renekton, but his cultures, and wickedness has left her disturbing thoughts about her abuse with Shinji and Zouken Matou, the later placing a crest worm in her heart and the former raping her lots of times. Compared to those who fear him, he sees Sakura’s despair to be worth for a feast.
    Asdrubael: “This child’s screams of yearly pain and agony; this will satiate Slaneesh for years, but for us, it will keep us alive, forever!”
    • Alma Wade has also feared Asdrubael’s personality, seeing him as another deity to fear other than Slender Man. In fact, if the Slenderman’s form as a Humanoid Abomination is close to the Creep’s type, then Vect’s culture is similar to Harlan Wade’s attempts of bringing the poor girl down to hell and back, and combining both has given the poor ghost traumatic experiences.
    • The same can be pretty much be said for Alex Mason, who had to go through tons of reprogramming just to get THE NUMBERS! out of his head, until Vect decided to show Mason even the first 5 numbers, which lead to him to reprogram himself again just to get it out.
    • Renekton is tied alongside Sakura for Vect’s most favorite victim, seeing how a deity like him managed to go through torture and become evil as a result. On Renekton’s end, he wants nothing to do with Vect, seeing him as a daily reminder of what he had to deal with in his world, particularly with the realm of Shurima.
  • Artanis was horrified upon hearing that he was the “other Eldar” Eldrad spoke about. So much that upon comparing him to his other dark bretheren, Alarak, he believes the Tal’darim to be saints compared to the Drukhari.
    • Even moreso for Alarak himself when Vect, who heard about the darker side of the Protoss and wanted to pay a visit. While they have a similar mindset, Alarak immediately kicked him out, citing him having completely abhorrent taste of the arts. On the other hand, the overlord wants to see how inflicted Protoss tastes like.
  • While Dark Eldar do have no worshippers in their universe, here someone does enjoy their tastes. Among them is the infamous kitsune SCP-953, who also has a habit of torturing their victims before eating them, though she’ll be picky on which body part it would be. She is however albeit disappointed hearing he was the one responsible for the banishment of Daji, losing another kitsune ally in the process.
  • Known for attacking constantly without the need for taking dominion of planets or doing hit-and-run tactics, they do not take dominions and rather raze whatever they find for more subjects to take for their pleasure. However, Vect always oversees the raids to make sure they are successful. There was even one time when he lead an attempt of conquest towards the Kaurava Star System, though he would like to not speak of it ever.
    • It is because of this that made him angry towards his herald, Archon Tahril. When he oversaw him after he appointed him as Archon of the Kabal of the Black Heart, he saw major flaws in Tahril’s strategy and saw numerous stupid actions that costed the Dark Eldar’s defeat in the system, one of which was placing the HQ of the Dark Eldar right below the HQ of the Chaos Forces. There may be even evidence that of all people, Indrick Boreale might have defeated the Dark Eldar using STEEL REHN. And to make it worse, the Kaurava System was overtaken by the Orks by the end of the conflict.
  • News from the scouts of the Imperium has revealed some information about Vect and a portion of the Dark Eldar They have captured some human prisoners, one of which is the Primarch Leman Russ and apparently a fragment of the Emperor’s Soul, infused with the mortal Fyodor Karamazov, after they opened the Gate of Khaine. Vect smiled upon hearing that and decided to pit them into a battle to the death with their own kin, hoping to let Emps watch the carnage unfold.
    • During these events, the Emperor-possessed Fyodor irradiated so much kindness and purity that it nearly melted not only the Supreme Overlord, but the near entirety of Commoragh, though thankfully for him (and not many others), that has been rectified. Despite nearly dying, however, he felt quite content with the encounter and admits, only to himself, that the pleasant feelings filling him throughout that time were...what he wanted all along...He would then vomit blood again immediately after the self-confession..
  • “Death is my meat; terror my wine.”

    Elliot Spencer/Cenobite Priest/Pinhead 
"The box. You opened it. We came. Now you must come with us, taste our pleasures."

Captain Elliot Spencer, God of Malevolent Mutilation (Head Cenobite, Pinhead, Hell Priest, Xipe Totec)
Click here  for when he was human
  • Intermediate God
  • Symbol: The Lament Configuration
  • Theme Music: Hellraiser Theme Song, his menu theme and chase theme from Dead by Daylight
  • Alignment: Lawful Evil, occasionally dipping into Chaotic Evil
  • Portfolio: Malevolent Mutilation, An Insatiable Obsession with Physical Pleasure and Sensations, Subdued yet Bombastic Presence and Authority, A Cenobite with Control over a Hellish Domain, Demon of Human Origin, Badass Long Robe, Using Chains as Weapons and Instruments of Torment, Often Offering Deals, Evil Sounds Deep, Was Once a Traumatized World War I Soldier, Tragic Villain, Is Rather Reason for a High-Ranked Demon, Impeccably Polite and Honest, Follows a Code of Honor, Believes Himself to be Above the Confines of Conventional Morality
  • Domains: Sadomasochism, Mutilation, Torture, Angels/Demons, Leather, Pins, Hedonism, Dimensions
  • Heralds: His fellow Cenobites
  • Followers: Owen Wright, Clan Tzimisce, The Yuuzhan Vong
  • Allies: Slaanesh, The Entity (Dead by Daylight), Griffith and the Godhand, Emperor Calus
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: John Kramer/Jigsaw
  • Rivals: Asdrubael Vect, Morathi, Hidan, Junko Enoshima, Freddy Krueger, The Devil (Cuphead), Pluto
  • Enemies: Guts, Al Simmons/Spawn, The Doom Slayer, Akira Fudo/Devilman, YHVH, Father Kerras, Father Merrin, Kyu Sugardust, Laurie Strode, Sidney Prescott, Buffy Summers, Darkness, Jeanne D' Arc, The Puella Magi
  • Pitied Bynote : Violet Evergarden, Joe Bonham
  • Commonality Connectionnote : Flyora, Paul Baumer, Martin Walker
  • Feared By: The Four Libertines
  • Admired By: The Ghostface Killers
  • Elliot Spencer was originally a British man born in Victorian London 1887 who served the British Army during World War I where he was stationed in France to fight enemy forces. Initially a polite, honorable, and diligent man with great empathy, the Battle of Flanders psychologically crushed Elliot, causing him to become jaded and disillusioned towards humanity and his belief in God. Desperate to stave off his thoughts in the war, he turned to hedonism to pleasure and satisfy himself. That is until he stumbled across a peculiar-looking cube. Unbeknownst to him, this was the fabled Lament Configuration, a puzzle device that, when solved, allowed the solver and anyone in their surroundings to be transported into a demonic dimension where they would be met by demonic beings known as the Cenobites. There, Elliot received the ultimate pleasure at the cost of revoking his humanity and allowing his hosts to transform him into a Cenobite Priest where he would serve as a leader to three fellow Cenobites in distributing the Lament Configuration around the world and greeting themselves to whoever solves them. The Cenobite Priest has remained the most recurring and personal of his brethren, always involving himself in situations where good and evil people struggle over claiming ownership of the Lament Configuration for their own ends, but in the end, the Priest only really cares to see and learn what their invite desires, be it lust, power, pleasure, whatever their hearts desire. But regardless of what the invite wants, the outcome will always be a harrowing, visceral one, evocative of the Cenobite's addiction to pleasure.
  • It is not known for how long the Cenobite Priest had learned about the Pantheon, let alone how he ascended into the divine realms. That said, there were reports and rumors of the Lament Configuration being sighted and official confirmation of the cube led to a massive manhunt by many, either to seal away the configuration to ensure its evil doesn't spread or to claim it for themselves in the pursuit of ultimate power and pleasure. Whatever the outcome was, the Cenobite Priest referred to most as "Pinhead", didn't pay much matter to whoever had the cube, for what really concerned him was whether someone had solved the box to enter his domain. The revelation that there was more than one Lament Configuration in the Pantheon and the urgency of collecting the infamous box would cement the Pinhead and the Cenobites' presence and reputation in the Pantheon. The whole slew of events actually pleased him to an extent as it meant there were more who were to be lulled into the box's temptations and furthering the Cenobites' influence in the Pantheon.
  • Despite his grisly background, Pinhead refers to himself and his fellow Cenobites as "demons to some, angels to others", seeing themselves as above the confines of conventional morality, even if they understand and are somewhat aware of their humanity. He has a booming, commanding presence that could put even the toughest figures into submission, and considering his perspective on pleasure is subjecting others to some of the most painful and horrifying torture and execution methods possible, his inspiration of fear is well-founded. Yet despite this and his sadistic compulsion for pleasure, Pinhead isn't a depraved monster; it has an honorable side and could recognize someone if they were forced into solving the Lament Configuration or were tricked into solving it, whereupon it would spare them from their wrath and let them be, citing that true pleasure must come with innate desire and temptation, instead directing his rage on the true aggressor. He's also open to making deals with others and would grant others a wish should they accumulate enough sacrifices with the cube. Regardless, Pinhead and the Cenobites remain very powerful demons with supreme control over the reality they dwell in and they don't directly participate much in what happens in the Pantheon, their reputation and the hunt for the Lament Configuration in the divine realms have more than established their presence.
  • The Cenobites are but servants to a greater being they call Leviathan, a godly master of the dark arts and the lords of the hellish labyrinths the Cenobites dwell in. In fact, it is Leviathan that created the Cenobites and continues to do so should one want to receive ultimate power from solving the Lament Configuration. There is no shortage of divine beings with dark powers in the Pantheon, but the mysterious and hidden nature of Leviathan in the divine realms seems to exude a dark mystery of whether Leviathan actually exists in the Pantheon. To Pinhead and the other Cenobites, their patron deity does indeed reside in the godly realms, but will only show its audience to those who are willing to solve the configuration and offer enough sacrifices. Leviathan's reputation has generated a great deal of interest and fellow evil gods like Melkor and Molag Bal have expressed curiosity as to what kind of god Leviathan could be, though Pinhead would affirm that it has no interest in evil, merely just in whoever dares to attract it's attention. And should Leviathan ever show up, the Pantheon could do nothing to disturb its presence and its actions.
  • While the Cenobites are seen as demons by the public, Pinhead begs to differ, clearly not being concerned by morality and feeling that it shouldn't disturb his newfound desire to provide others with whatever greatest sensation and feeling they want. Regardless, the nature of becoming Cenobites was compared to how someone became an Apostle via a behelit, albeit when someone desires power at the cost of a loved one's life and their soul being damned to Hell. It didn't take long for the Cenobites to learn about the Godhand and realize that they're rather similar in their conception, though only Slan has any interest in sexuality and carnality, though her tastes are more into the suffering aspect rather than fulfilling one's sensations. Pinhead found himself relating with Femto as past soldiers who were ruined and were only able to rebound their course in life by converting themselves into demonic beings, though where Elliot was traumatized by war and solved the Lament Configuration to become a demon and pursue the extremities of pleasure, Griffith was a wartime hero who made irrational and impulsive decisions that left him horribly emaciated and activated the Crimson Behelit out of desperation, followed by choosing to sacrifice his Band of the Hawk and become a Godhand to again pursue his gluttonous dream of gaining a kingdom. As the two have very differing goals and ambitions, they don't clash with one another and Pinhead could actually get along with them. While some would think that Pinhead is only better in comparison as he's not actively trying to make the Pantheon worse, his sense of honor is still a very twisted and incomprehensible one and he can be just as vicious as any other demon if he's ticked off in any way.
  • While commonly associated with torture and mutilation, Pinhead would rather see himself and his fellow Cenobites as patrons of pleasure and sensations. To that end, he has an odd fixation for the Houses of Love and Affection and Personal Appearance as he personally feels that those two Houses place heavy emphasis on the sort of sensational feelings he takes notice of and, frighteningly enough, Lament Configurations have been found on those two Houses. Furthermore, it's there where Pinhead would come across a fellow patron of extreme sensations in the Chaos God Slaanesh. Both beings developed a sense of respect for each other with Slaanesh citing Pinhead as a master of offering and delivering the most absolute of feelings and would go as far as to consider him an honorary Daemon, though Pinhead would not associate himself with Chaos, feeling that it doesn’t align too much with his personal preference of lulling others into his desire for pain and sensations. This element also caught the attention of the Dark Elves of Naggaroth, who were depraved hedonists who indulged in whatever pleasantries they could find to satisfy themselves, including their ruling matriarch Morathi. Unlike Slaanesh, Morathi sees Pinhead as a challenger to her authority, though she is surprised to see the extent of what he will provide for pleasure and Morathi feels inspired to take those ideas and present them to her Dark Elven cults to further their depravity. The fact that some Dark Elves covertly worship Slaanesh hasn’t been lost on Pinhead, though the Naggaroth’s Witch-King, Malekith, has no interest and would much rather bar Pinhead from causing too much influence on his people, citing his painful pleasantries to be pointlessly disgusting and a waste of his time.
  • When it comes to methods of torture, mutilation, and pain, very few can match the visceral pain and agony that the Cenobites provide, and it is for this reason that he was personally seen as a guardian patron in the House of Slaughter. Yet despite this, he somehow came off as the least evil member of the Wicked Triad of Torture when his fellow members, the Dark Elder Asdrbael Vect and the insanely genocidal artificial intelligence AM are more overt and self-absorbed in their malice. Still, Pinhead would see comparisons from beings like Hidan, who uses a blood ritual to mentally and physically link himself with the blood of whoever he ingests and allow Hidan to transfer his own pain and injuries to others, something that he enjoys immensely. Pinhead personally doesn't think much of Hidan and sees him as annoying, though the idea of transferring one's pain was an interesting thought, and wonders if a Cenobite is capable of such. Junko Enoshima has expressed glee in having the Lament Configuration for herself, seeing it as a great way to bring despair and misery towards others, herself included, and was even more ecstatic about how the cube could grant wishes if enough sacrifices were offered. Pinhead sees Junko as a colorful being and respects her tenacity and willingness to crave pleasure, even if it's rooted in her fetish for despair, though Junko personally wants to one-up Pinhead in spreading pain and combining despair with pleasure to create a twisted theatrical. Finally, there's Darkness who does want the Lament Configuration... solely for kinks and isn't into the idea of being a sacrifice not sacrificing others, which is one thing she has against Pinhead, who conversely finds Darkness to be rather annoying to deal with.
  • While a twisted being, he is more amoral than immoral and his incomprehensible way of thinking does allow him to make deals with others. On a good day, he'll spare an unlucky soul and honor whatever bargain they've made, though it depends on whether they were brought into the Cenobites' presence against their consent. On the other hand, going against whatever deal is an unfathomable sin by Cenobite standards and they will deliver their aggressor with the most painful and agonizing death possible. Being a deal maker meant that he was bound to get comparisons with a cartoony Devil and a being known only as Pluto who was associated with the Reverberation Ensemble. All of them are pretty serious about whatever contract they would sign with whoever stumbles across them and all of them would entail some disastrous consequences. Though with the Devil, Pinhead isn't on board with twisting deals into screwing over the other person and would much rather prefer seeing the deal be fulfilled to the very letter. He does respect Pluto for the way he handles his deals of allowing others to see their desires fulfilled, no matter how severe and unfavorable the end results can get. Additionally, Pinhead and Pluto were victims of unfortunate outcomes that caused them to become the very terrors they are now, but this information seems to be irrelevant to them, instead choosing to focus on their present actions and influence. That said, Pinhead did see himself getting into opposition with many who fell victim to devilish deals like the Puella Magi, Jeanne D' Arc, and Spawn considering the visceral nature of his actions and his nature as a demon, but even then, he personally doesn't concern himself with their enemies like the Incubators and Malebolgia, if mainly because their goals don't interfere with his and he's not exactly interested in domination so much as he is in human curiosity.
    • With how much of an intense hunt the Lament Configuration kick-started, several deities were eager to get their hands on one of the cubes, with the infamous Four Libertines being among them, using it in the efforts of horrifically killing as many captured teenagers as they could do that they could get their wish of an endless, depraved humiliation party and orgy for them to indulge on. However, one of them, The President got too comfortable and reckless in offering sacrifices that he accidentally stumbled across Pinhead, who realized what was going on and let his intended victim go. In a rage, the Priest subjected The President to the most horrible and agonizing torture possible, drawing out his pain and letting him sink into despair before ripping him apart. This was enough to terrify the other Libertines who have since become rather hesitant in using the Lament Configuration, even if they already possess one, and The President, upon returning from the dead, has since been too shaken and terrified to properly recall the last moments of his previous life. Father Kerras and Father Merrin are among the two who have been hunting for the cubes in an attempt to stow them away and be locked to prevent their use as they believe the Priest's demonic influence would pose a dangerous threat, an initiative that threatened Pinhead's goals. And given how Cosmos and the Warrior of Light have been active contributors in stopping the Lament Configuration from being used, the Priest has branded them as enemies, though he does seem to be polite whenever they meet and wishes that the warrior and his patron goddess would accept the gift of pleasure, even if he knows they would vehemently oppose him.
  • The fact that he was once a World War I soldier is not given much notice and to Elliot's credit, he's since moved on from this, seeing as he has found a new purpose to fulfill as the Cenobite Priest. Despite this, his past has not gone unnoticed by war soldiers who can discern who he used to be and what he's now become. Joe Bonham went through such a severe physical injury it left him in a vegetative state and underwent despair as a result, so he can understand how Elliot felt when he returned from the Battle of Flanders, but would rather not think about Pinhead. Violet Evergarden is another person of interest, though instead of becoming desperate to ease her pain like Elliot did, Violet ended up finding purpose and embracing love as a desired feeling, so in a sense, Violet's story seemed like something Elliot could have potentially gone through had he not let his desperate hedonism consume his life and destiny and while Violet herself pitied the man before, Elliot, for what he went through, she has nothing to say about Pinhead and would rather not think too much of it. Similarly, there are other soldiers like Flyora, Paul Baumer, and Martin Walker who have gone through despair. Perhaps Elliot would have had varied feelings and thoughts for them, even probably befriended them, but as Pinhead, this capacity to relate has dried up, rendering this possibility moot. It's safe to assume that they see Elliot as a cautionary tale of what kind of route despair could lead to, which Martin would really not want to think about. And while soldiers in a more unconventional sense, Guts and the Doom Slayer are vehemently opposed to Pinhead, the former being disgusted at how he's supposedly chummy with Griffith and seeing him as no better than the apostles he fights while the latter just sees him as another demon to kill, regardless of whatever sob story he went through back when he was Elliot Spencer.
  • While Pinhead's alliances may be short, he does have strong ties to a particular entity that hosts hunting sprees where it nominates "champions" to kill a bunch of survivors the entity collects for this event. Pinhead happens to be one of those "champions", and though killing may be the entity's desire which the priest has no problems with, his main goal is to simply give these survivors the ultimate pleasure and sensations, even if they do result in death. Their aims don't clash with one another, which has allowed the entity and Pinhead to maintain a working relationship and the Cenobites are more than welcome to participate in these hunts at any time. And although he isn't a Slasher Icon, he's found himself compared to several icons from that field, though Freddy Krueger, being a fellow demon, feels that he could prove himself the superior terror and challenges himself to see who could kill the most, something that Pinhead sees little interest in and he finds Freddy's bravado and wisecracks annoying. He finds Jason Voorhees and Michael Myers to be rather enigmatic, if mainly because of their silent gestures, though while the Cenobite Priest is not entirely sure of whether the former could feel any pain given his sheer resilience and thus don't have a relationship, he does recognize the latter for simply being a force of pure evil and finds trouble in figuring whether Michael would desire the Lament Configuration and if he could even feel physical pleasure from pain. Finally, he has a working relationship with the original Jigsaw, John Kramer, though it is a strained one as while they do believe in justice and punishment, their perspectives on it differ, with Pinhead feeling that sensation is what drives human nature while Kramer adamantly believes that mental and physical suffering is necessary for one's growth and to enlighten themselves, resulting in the two clashing as to which method of torture would benefit equally for both of them.
"What you think of as pain is only a shadow. Pain has a face. Allow me to show it to you. Gentlemen, I... Am... Pain."

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    The Red Death 
The Red Death, Unholy Invoker of Blood from Every Orifice
One of many grim depictions of The Red Death

  • Unknown Rank
  • Symbol: A standing corpse, shrouded in a bloody red cloak, or an ebony clock
  • Theme Song(s): The Old Woman and the Red Death, or Prospero and the Red Death
  • Alignment: True Neutral, if morality can apply to it (Many humans view it as Neutral Evil)
  • Portfolio: Having A Humanly Costumed Guise As A Reveler In Bloody Red, No Face Under the Mask, Making People Bleed From Everywhere, Leaving Blood And Bodies In Its Wake With No Survivors, Not Letting Any Human Escape Its Presence, Could Represent A Fantastical Form Of Tuberculosis
  • Domains: Death Entities, Diseases, Blood, Fate, Symbolism
  • Respected by: Nurgle, Thrax, Peryite, Death (Final Destination)
  • Source of Interest to: Spooky, Jedah, Skarlet, Himiko Toga, Eliza, Greta of the Reverberation Ensemble, Albert Wesker, Alex Mercer, The Batman Who Laughs
  • Conflicting Opinions from: Death of the Endless, Erik
  • Odd Friendship (maybe) with: Death (The Seventh Seal)
  • Opposed by: The doctors and healers of the House of Health and Diseases, and many from or related to the House of Royalty
  • Annoys: The Aerospace Sanitation Janitor
  • In an unnamed country belonging to the royal Prince Prospero, a great plague would befall its citizens, each sufferring a horrible death to its symptoms, bleeding from the eyes, the mouth, the pores, everywhere, and all within around half an hour, the unfortunate victim gaining a horrible fate of being kept away from by witnesses who both would rather not contract the disease and considered the afflicted as doomed to die alone with none other than what they called the Red Death. As the commoners suffered and fell to the Red Death, Prince Prospero and the other nobles would abandon their people, locking themselves with in a grand and decorous abbey at which they partied away to keep their mind off all the death around them, as cowardly as it was. This would last for months until finally, the Red Death, no longer waiting for the nobility to join their citizens, decided to take a visit to the court in person, coming in at the ring of midnight, dressed as a victim of the Red Death. Initially wanting to subdue and hang the unwanted visitor, Prince Prospero would attempt to eliminate the visiting vagrant until he realized that the entity in front of him wanted their lives claimed. By the time they realized that their pursuer was no ordinary man, the ebony clock had made its final ring, and Prince Prospero and all of his associates had fallen to the inevitable end that the Red Death brought upon them.
  • The Pantheon, while not unfamiliar to many fantastical diseases and ailments, knew the Red Death as little more than a dreadful tale. However, on one particular midnight, a trope within the Main House was claimed by an unseen force, and some of the rural households in the Pantheon would have a rude awakening. Soon, mass grief and despair spread as their people would succumb to horrific pain and bleeding beyond what they were prepared for, and those who weren't the first to be taken by the disease would be traumatized by what its symptoms had to show on its victims. The first of those who arrived to help the afflicted would only become further victims of its quick-acting and painful workings. The House of Health and Diseases considered this new situation an urgent threat to be handled carefully by its doctors and physicians, and after quarantining many of the outbreaks of this new disease, tried to find the source for the purpose of ending its terror. Some individuals remarked the symptoms of this disease to not only the Blood from Every Orifice trope but of the Red Death that brought Prospero's kingdom to its knees. Initially unamused by the remarks, one hospital finally found the cause of all this horror, only to discover that the cause had actually found them. At the striking of midnight by the ringing clocks once again, the whole hospital would be snuffed out in the crimson cloak of the Red Death walking among its floors, and the Pantheon would finally realize that the Red Death had arrived to haunt them as well.
  • While the Pantheon has classified the Red Death as a deity due to its ability to take the guise of a man in order to continue its work, it is more common for deities to refer to the Red Death as more of a phenomenon than anything else. As devastating as the Red Death is, its appearances in the Pantheon are rather infrequent, but never unnoticed without at least a few dozen corpses claimed in its name. Usually it settles with claiming its victims as the typical disease, bringing about its horrible and bloody magic upon those unfortunate enough to meet it, if the entity behind the Red Death is even magical. But for more persistent and cowardly stragglers and those who would try to hide away from the Red Death, it has taken its more infamous form of a corpse dressed in all red, with a mask of one of the deceased. Those foolish enough to try and take down this form of the Red Death will find that the one behind the mask is nothing but the intangible Red Death itself, with it already claiming its revelers. The Pantheon has tried its best to mitigate the damage caused by its Red Death, currently settling with trying to quarantine the outbreaks of the Red Death, and let those capable of handling such a mystical disease do their work, if they can. The Pantheon's doctors and healers are doing their best to figure out a potential cure, but they know too little about the Red Death and what it truly is to figure out how to handle these plagues.
  • Given the Red Death's eternal goal of spreading a terrifying disease among the people, many of the more amoral plaguebringers and deities that embody diseases display much approval toward the Red Death. Peryite who sees his job of spreading disease as a way of maintaining balance between life and death views the Red Death as a like-minded ally and at the very least a terrific agent of his goals. Nurgle has found this particular disease the Red Death brings to be an interesting buddy and has sent a few of his Plague Legions to give the Red Death a genuine welcome, but that would end with the group eventually succumbing to the Red Death and leaking their fluids like a battered water balloon. Surprisingly, Nurgle hasn't taken this as an offense and has seen it as more of a overly friendly gesture on the Red Death's behalf. Whether the Red Death reciprocates the respect from these plague overlords is ambiguous given that the Red Death's status of being just like one of them is open to question.
    • Thrax finds what the Red Death can inflict on humanity to be admirable, and even with his own pride, admit that the Red Death is practically what Thrax himself wants to be in the future. Knowing the Red Death has dwarfed the threat that Thrax poses in comparison, the latter sees his relationship with the Red Death as more of a Friendly Rivalry than anything, and a motivation to improve himself to be the most terrifying disease he can be. Obviously, his arch-enemy, Osmosis Jones, was greatly terrified of the Red Death's symptoms, knowing that not only the Red Death is far more potent and unstoppable at their job than Thrax was, but they may not even be of the same type of entity, questioning if the likes of him would be able to interact with the Red Death in the first place. His herald and buddy, Drix, ended up being curious on how the Red Death works his magic.
      Drix: So this "Red Death" causes the pores and all to start leaking blood cells everywhere?
      Ozzy: From what the nerds told me, imagine all of those pores, like the ones draining away all the sweat there. It's like if the Red Death just wrecks the plumbing and the ground so we would all get flooded out from the holes this thing rips up.
      Drix: Ouch.
  • While many of the death deities and grim reapers see the Red Death as more of a plague entity than a being of death like themselves, personal perspectives on the Red Death vary. The Death of Final Destination, for one, finds the Red Death's work admirable, especially in its slaying of Prospero and his haughty nobility, and feels that the Red Death would be a perfect partner in accompanying his own job of eliminating those who would try to cheat and defy Death. Death of the Endless, while she doesn't think it's necessarily evil, isn't really fond of it clashing with her own goals of guiding the dying to a more comfortable and peaceful end. She's met it in person before, but the Red Death isn't one to talk a lot, and it never seemed to mind what she was trying to do with the people it claimed, just doing its job as usual and ignoring any attempts at conversation. At the very least, the Red Death doesn't seem to have any interest in other death entities, which frankly wasn't surprising. Some time later, someone was using robotic surveillance devices to make a documentary of rural life in the Pantheon, and came across a town utterly massacred by the Red Death. There the camera would catch footage of a cathedral where the last survivors of the Red Death were trying to live out the rest of their lives in. They endured very well, but it seemed that the Red Death took on a humanoid form, and had swiftly brought an inevitable end to those who remained in this new ghost town. When the Red Death exited however, the footage caught it meeting Death of The Seventh Seal waiting outside. After a few moments of facing each other, Death propped up a chessboard and table, and gestured for the Red Death to have a seat. After a long minute of staring at Death, the Red Death would surprise everyone watching through the recordings by deciding to take up Death's offer on a game of Chess, and the two Deaths would play against each other. While everyone expected the non-red Death to win, the Red Death didn't seem to be sophisticated with chess, having a few notable blunders made throughout the game. Once Death made his checkmate, the Red Death made some sort of frustrated sigh and the force holding up that bloody cloak would disappear, leaving tattered red rags behind. With no one else around, Death made his exit as well.
  • The victims of other death entities were not happy let alone comfortable knowing that a plague-bringing entity of death was on the loose, and able to take their lives with ease. The Final Destination protagonists, who got into an uphill battle with their own Death, would learn about how no one managed to survive the Red Death, and know that if they met the Red Death as well, there was no hope of living through it to tell the tale. As such, the only solution they have to getting past the Red Death is to just never come across the Red Death in the first place, perhaps by getting premonitions of those who end up falling to the Red Death, and pray that the gods higher up not let the Deaths cooperate with each other. Antonius Block already knew the terror of seeing familiar people die to a great plague, and a bit terrified at what he's heard about the Red Death that could stalk them in person. While he can't bet on getting this Death to play chess, he could at the very least try to comfort those who may have had close ones get taken by the Red Death. Antonius sometimes wonders if the Death he knows and the Red Death are somehow woven from the same thread of fate or even relatives, given their similarities.
  • While the mess of bloody corpses tends to spread terror and despair among those who walk by whatever the Red Death leaves behind (and much inconvenience for the Aerospace Sanitation Janitor who has to clean the bodies up), some blood-loving deities admire the scene and treat the Red Death's symptoms and corpses as spoils to claim for themselves. There are plenty of individuals who may love the blood that spills whereever the Red Death goes, but many are unable to immediately take advantage of it since they would likely contract the Red Death themselves, and the Red Death is dead certain to try and take their lives as well. The likes of Skarlet, Eliza, and Himiko Toga, who would usually love the fresh blood that comes from victims of the Red Death, know that the Red Death's disease would be a difficult obstacle to overcome, and would be the most interested in knowing how to overcome the disease in order to fully reap the rewards. Jedah also had interest for using the Red Death to his advantage, and already able to utilize his own blood in any way he can, he believes that the disease it brings is of no major concern to him.
    • The Crimson Court on the other hand, while always eager to dine on others' blood, had to learn about the Red Death's disease the hard way. Collecting some fresh corpses to savor for themselves, one of the bodies had actually contracted the Red Death, and the disease was still active within it, but the Crimson Court didn't find out until they started touching the body. Soon enough, the disease would hit the Crimson Court hard with its worst symptoms, the dreaded bleeding that also happened to be a special vulnerability of the Crimson Court, which led much of the Crimson Court's members to an excruciating demise. It was said that the Countess managed to resist the disease to a point, but it only helped her meet the Red Death in person, who came to collect those who remained alive. By then, the Crimson Court would drop unusually silent for quite a while. There was also Greta of The Reverberation Ensemble, a cannibal who loves to dine on human corpses, especially those that undergo a lot of sufferring, so she would be quick to get the news on the latest Red Death appearance in order to get a feast on as many of those bodies as she can. While worried about the disease as well, she's managed to persist through similar ailments through eating more and more, and either way, she's convinced that cooking up a buffet of the Red Death's victims would be worth the struggle.
  • As with some of Edgar Allen Poe's other more famous works, there are a good amount of deities that are not only aware of the very story that the Red Death originates from, but the Red Death itself had been a source of inspiration to them as much as disease, despair, and death. There are some like Jack Torrance where people like him are aware of the Red Death's tale but would rather just prefer it stay 10 miles away from them and leave it at that, with Jack in particular not having many positive things to say about Poe himself. Erik and Spooky are both rather intimidating entities that have even dressed up as the Red Death in particular. Erik in particular is fond of wearing such a costume at special events, though Erik isn't too sure what to think of the actual Red Death itself looming around in the Pantheon, and knows for sure that it wouldn't spare him should they meet (but he may appreciate a better costume reference). Spooky on the other hand, being a ghost that wouldn't be affected by the Red Death's disease, is interested in the Red Death as a source of fear and terror, which was why she dressed up as the Red Death on the fateful Halloween night where she ended up dying and brought into her current ghost form. Spooky is interested in somehow making the Red Death into a Specimen that would chase and kill off those travelling in her mansion, which would not only make for a terrifying chase, but a more consistent way of collecting their souls, as apathetic as she is to using those souls for anything but for spreading a fearsome reputation these days. The Shadow in particular had remembered dealing with a villainess who was inspired by the Red Death, one that not only caused trouble by travelling through time but trying to create a powerful bio-weapon to devastate the world. While she was taken care of and said villainess' father ended taking up her mantle, but becoming a hero instead, The Shadow is wary of the inspiration itself and keeps a keen eye on the Red Death.
  • The Red Death, while unable to care less about our social practices, has had lingering impacts on some minor parts of the more cultured lifestyles of the Pantheon. While the likes of Masquerade Balls were seen as niche before, people feel more conflicted and awkward about setting up these kinds of parties due to the Red Death being associated with these, even if the Red Death is apathetic to human culture and celebration or not. On the other hand, the House of Theatre and Spectacle has begun to make its own plays based on the Red Death, with the most notable aspect of them being their similarities to a specific adaptation of The Red Death. More specifically, these plays like to display Prince Prospero as even more villainous and tyrannical than before, and the Red Death being portrayed as a living form of Laser-Guided Karma that comes to give Prospero and his cronies their dues. Another notable discrepancy between the actors playing the Red Death and the real thing in the Pantheon is the former leaving some of the poor innocent commoners alone, given that Prospero tends to be treated as the worse one among him and the Red Death. These kinds of plays are popular among the more impoverished individuals in the Pantheon or those with their own beef with royalty in general in some form. Among the individuals in the House of Royalty though, whether good or evil, they'd rather not hear about it, and criticize the plays for making light of such a horrific plague.
  • While the Red Death doesn't really care about social class, given that Prospero was specifically targeted for his blissful ignorance of it and believing they could just be left alone by it, the House of Royalty is highly opposed to the Red Death due to how it went out of the way to annihilate the royalty that attempted to ignore its presence. Some deities of royal status had already suffered through hardships onset by deadly plagues, and were very displeased to hear of another one that could even hunt them directly if they were unlucky. Amicia and Hugo de Rune, who both struggled with another plague known as the Black Death, would learn about how no one like them a had real chance to surviving the Red Death if they contracted it, and knowing that none of their skills could save them from it, are more determined to reach out to trustworthy individuals to ensure that they never have to endure the Red Death in the first place. The Pale King, who would have his kingdom made a victim of the Infection courtesy of The Radiance, ended up going through a great struggle to create the Vessels that would combat the Infection and the Radiance herself. He's not too sure if the Red Death has a similar source though, and if it doesn't, then his usual strategies wouldn't work on the Red Death. He does wonder if he could somehow pit the Red Death and his disease against victims of the Infection or better yet, the Radiance.
  • Among all of the royalty in the Pantheon left unsettled and disturbed by the Red Death, Walder Frey ended up having to learn about the Red Death the hard way when it finally came for him. Earlier when the people around House Frey were afflicted by several minor diseases and ailments, Walder Frey and his cohorts decided to minimize contact with outsiders, not wanting to get themselves sick with the others. However, this action would make the likes of them too insensitive to the presence of the Red Death that began to take the commoners outside House Frey, and by the time they finally realized that a more dangerous plague was among them, it was already too late. During a party among the Freys (and only them, given that their reputation has discouraged other neighbors from joining them), some lookouts noted the increasing presence and danger of the plague around them, and finally its grievious symptoms. Walder Frey would demand that they kept out all potential visitors, only to be replied with by a warning that someone had already entered their castle uninvited, and the guards had failed to stop them. Fearing for the worst, he fled the dining room to lock himself alone in his room, and told the rest of his family to do the same. As for his staff, he ordered to have the visitor struck down on sight. Once they all isolated themselves in their rooms, Walder heard the sounds of weapons swinging and brief cheer by some guards believing they got the guy, though those would be soon silenced by screams. Not that Frey cared too much, deeming them doomed already. Once their clock began to ring at the passage of midnight, terror begin to seep in as he heard several of his brethren scream and perish to the plague with every ring. And at the twelveth ring, Frey could only wait in anticipation as he then felt a hand lightly tap his shoulder from behind him. Old Frey would quickly turn around only to be met with his paling reflection in the mirror, and with it, the end of his hopes of surviving the night.
  • While there were those who admire the Red Death for the landscape of blood and bodies it brings, some foul beings desired to utilize the disease itself for their own gain. Albert Wesker, always fond of a new biological plague to utilize for his own experiments and creations, is keen on collecting victims of the Red Death in hopes of both gaining immunity to the disease and perhaps weaponizing it for himself. Alex Mercer, able to absorb many other dangerous diseases himself to grow his power, is curious if he could absorb the Red Death's disease, or better yet, the Red Death itself, that is assuming the Red Death is of a nature or being that could be absorbed by him or similar deities. The Batman Who Laughs also wants to meet the Red Death, but not necessarily for having the same name as one of his heralds, the one with Flash's powers. The Batman Who Laughs simply wants to take this Red Death and bring him to a very, very populated area and then watch the carnage that follows afterwards, mainly for his amusement towards the suffering and torment that comes out of it. Thankfully, the good Batman would foresee this special interest from The One Who Laughs, and has his allies (the Flash included) informed and ready in case there's a sudden anomaly in the Red Death's activity.

"And now was acknowledged the presence of the Red Death. He had come like a thief in the night. And one by one dropped the revellers in the blood-bedewed halls of their revel, and died each in the despairing posture of his fall. And the life of the ebony clock went out with that of the last of the gay. And the flames of the tripods expired. And Darkness and Decay and the Red Death held illimitable dominion over all."