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    Gilgamesh 
Gilgamesh, God of Heroic Epics (King of Uruk, Bilgamesh)
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A statue of Gilgamesh
  • Greater God
  • Symbol: The cylinder seal of Gilgamesh
  • Alignment: Started out as Lawful Neutral bordering on Lawful Evil, later becomes Lawful Good.
  • Portfolio: Hero of the world's oldest epic, Described as having a perfect body, Dreamt of Enkidu before meeting him, Afraid of dying after losing Enkidu, From jerk king to wise king, Two-thirds god, one-third human
  • Domains: Narrative, Royalty, Pride, Power, Mortality
  • Herald: Enkidu
  • Allies: Ereshkigal, Settra the Imperishable, Sigmar, Sanae Kochiya, the Campers of Camp Half-Blood, Zagreus, Dr. Henry Morgan
  • Rivals: The two other Gilgameshes
  • Enemies: INANNA, the Bull of Heaven, the three Tiamats, Nagash the Undying, the Nameless God, Voldemort, Ra's al Ghul
  • On Good Terms With: Hercules, Achilles, Cu Chulainn
  • Opposed by: Perseus
  • The Semi-Divine king of Uruk, Gilgamesh was sent to Earth by the gods in order to bridge humanity and divinity together by leading humanity. Unfortunately for them, he proved to be quite arrogant and oppresive as he took every young man's bride on their wedding night for sex as well as exhausting the young men by making them participate in games, undergo forced labour and tests of strength. The gods' hear the people's pleas to stop Gilgamesh's oppression by creating an equal in the form of Enkidu, the primordial man who is made of clay. After adapting to civilization, Enkidu eventually stops Gilgamesh from going to the wedding chamber one night and they fought; Enkidu was eventually impressed by Gilgamesh's superior strength and they decided to become friends and it helps that Enkidu is that companion the king had dreamt of.
    • After their various adventures, the gods decided to mark Enkidu for death in spite of Shamash's protests. Enkidu died of an illness and Gilgamesh refused to believe so until a maggot dropped from his rotting nose. Now fearful of his own mortality, Gilgamesh seeks Utnapishtim as he holds the secret to everlasting life. After some run-ins with other beings, Gilgamesh reached Utnapishtim who told him of the great flood myth and had him go through six days and seven nights without sleep before actually telling him of a boxthorn-like plant that is at the bottom of the sea. Once obtained, he plans to test it on an old man once he returns and when he stopped to bathe, a snake stole the plant and the king weeps over his great loss and mistake. He then returned to Uruk empty-handed, but he praised the kingdom's walls to the ferryman Urshanabi. He later ruled until the end of his days and he was later buried in a tomb, and his spirit departed to the underworld.
  • In that underworld, Ereshkigal told him of a place that both mortals (dead and alive) and gods walk among each other and that they are honoured with a title that symbolizes a notable deed or trait of theirs. As he desired to be remembered long after he's gone, making him in a way immortal and not forgotten, Gilgamesh asks her to take him there and she accepted, albeit with initial hesitancy. She guides him to a chamber akin to a modern courtroom unfamiliar to the King of Uruk as he requested for a position in the realm of the Trope Pantheons. The Judges checked and they found him worthy of representing ancient tales of heroism that spans numerous chapters in general, since his story is the more notable and influential. Satisfied that many have heard his grand tale, Gilgamesh accepted his new position and now stands among the contemporary characters as being the hero of one of man's oldest surviving literature. And he also did not hesitate to bring back Enkidu as his Herald, whose death played a big part in his development to a wise king.
  • Ereshkigal was the goddess that oversaw his passing and in turn, the king respected her and her duties while also pitying her origins before taking the position. Their relationship is more cordial than his own with the other Mesopotamian gods, who he became sour at for making Enkidu die. Among them is Ishtar and the Bull of Heaven, two of the divine beings they met throughout their journey and the two had given them a very hard time since Ishtar sicced the Bull at them out of revenge for Gilgamesh rejecting her advances. Understandably, the king and his companion wants nothing to do with the goddess and her bull. The king then saw that there are two Tiamats unfamiliar to him, one from the world of turbulent order and chaos and another where the prideful Gilgamesh resided. The first one is hellbent on wanting all creatures to return to her womb by turning them all into a primordial ooze due to being unable to cope with them outgrowing her and for the second, dragon Tiamat it's expected that the King of Uruk would antagonize her especially that she seemed to be like Humbaba, but more destructive and he swears she would never reach Uruk if it passes. . Gilgamesh both pities and antagonizes her for that reason, sharing his opinion with the alternate, prideful Gilgamesh that all children will inevitably outgrow their mothers which is a sentiment the Beast II adamantly refuses to believe.
  • On the subject of the prideful Gilgamesh, he and the multi-armed Gilgamesh see him as rather pathetic, especially since he had outgrown his old ambitions of becoming an immortal prideful king when he should have been aiming bigger. The former, also declared the King of Heroes, does relate to him and praise him for finally governing Uruk properly after going through a similar journey to his though the original king is rather shameful towards the prideful one, as his actions in his modern world in a Japanese town had horrified him, demonstrating to him that he would have become a worse tyrant had the gods not sent Enkidu to keep him in check. This strife is why the two would never truly get along with each other, even if the prideful Servant king has three Masters who are able to keep his behaviour in check and prevent him from doing any drastic measure in wanting to rule over humanity again.
    • As for the multi-armed Gilgamesh, he is more of a battle-hungry warrior than a despot who seeks to collect every weapon in every universe he is able to set foot on. They did fought to a standstill, prompting the travelling Gilgamesh to declare that he will have the original king's weapons, a prospect that the king is irritated at since he refuses to have his own treasures taken by others.
  • As he later grew to be a more wiser king, Gilgamesh found some kinship in Settra the Imperishable who was a legendary ruler and king who united his people and committed numerous unsavoury act in order to preserve the well-being and prosperity of Nehekhara, yet he desired immortality above all else and established the Mortuary Cult as a means to find a way to develop one. Despite using what the cult had developed and made to extend his life to some extent, he died of natural causes. Then, thousands of years later, he was resurrected but as a Tomb King, and he was angered that not only was he now a rotting skeleton, but his kingdom was destroyed millennia ago and immediately set off to re-establish his reputation and reunify what was left of Nehekhara. The king of Uruk was grimly reminded of who he used to be, an oppressive tyrant when it comes to the abhorrent acts Settra did but he nonetheless praised Settra for leading and standing by his kingdom far better than he did, while Settra was a little apprehensive that he was a tyrant before and it took a loss of his friend and foolishly loosing the plant that granted immortality while bathing to force him to be more humble but he nonetheless commends Gilgamesh for finally ruling Uruk benevolently until his dying days.
    • Nagash the Undying and Sigmar Heldenhammer were once mortal beings who would find their respective way to ascend into Godhood. Nagash worked himself up to create Necromancy and the Undead first before going on to defeat, devour, and usurp the Nehekharian God of Death, Shyish to take the mantle himself while Sigmar was simply blessed into Godhood along with the Winds of Heaven further empowering him due to Tzeentch's machinations. Gilgamesh is horrified at the idea of the undead as people were supposed to be resting in the afterlife in peace and Nagash metaphorically spits on it by practicing necromancy and leading hordes of undead; Nagash himself also lambasted Gilgamesh for letting himself be complacent to not secure the immortality plant while bathing of all activities as he would have made extra sure it does not happen and to rub more salt into the wound, Gilgamesh had allied with Settra who he sees as a worthy enemy and wants the king of Uruk to step aside. As for Sigmar, like with his gripes with Settra, he was apprehensive that Gilgamesh was an arrogant tyrant before Enkidu died of an illness, but he's more willing to ally with him as he is now, a wise king who becomes a legend by finally governing Uruk justly.
  • The Nameless God is a mortal being who managed to obtain a near-divine state of being, but desperately wishes to become truly divine and even more so when the other gods were worshipped while he wasn't. While he would like to be praised a lot at best or worst, Gilgamesh never aspired to be as high or even higher as the gods no matter how much he takes issue with Inanna, and sees the Nameless God as a grim reminder of trying to do such a thing. As the Nameless God negatively commented on his past through the Scarecrow, Gilgamesh tries his hardest to not get lost into the Nameless Isle.
  • King Gilgamesh later learns that there are other Semi-Divine men other than him. Hoping to know more about them, he had sought the outliers that are Hercules, Achilles, Cu Chulainn and Perseus with the coincidence that they happen to have Servant forms. Hercules was a little apprehensive since the last king he served while performing the Twelve Labours personally disliked him, though he assures the warrior he had humbled since his journey, somewhat easing Hercules enough to be acquainted with him. Achilles is fine with the king as long as he doesn't disrespect him or hurt Patroclus, something that the king took note when sparring with him and the Hound of Culann finds him more better than the King of Heroes he's more familiar with, an opinion he happily shares with. Perseus though, is rather conflicted as he feels Gilgamesh wasted his divine gifts to do whatever he wanted with his people like bedding every man's wife, not unlike how King Polydectes selfishly wanted to bed Perseus' mother but he does recognized that Gilgamesh did changed, albeit at the cost of a dead friend and a mistake of losing a chance at immortality.
    • One of Zagreus' weapons is the Twin Fists, the Infernal Arms that once belonged to Gilgamesh. The king of Uruk doesn't recall having a weapon in his arsenal, but he does nonetheless praised Zagreus for his heroics as well as sympathizing him and his complicated upbringing. Zagreus in turn, is honoured from Gilgamesh's praise now that he knows the one who wielded the Twin Fists... or at least, a version who didn't but it counts. There is also Percy Jackson and his friends who are also half-bloods with Percy being directly descended from Perseus. The king congratulated them for being brave and living up to their legacies while Percy and his friends in turn learn from his advice and accepted his aid, even if Percy is aware that his ancestor can be apprehensive of the king and tries to find a compromise between listening to the two heroes. It was through them that Gilgamesh was made aware of another version of him who did consume part of the immortality in time before the snake fully stole it and later on, helps a young man named Sikandar Aziz to defeat Nergal and while Gilgamesh envy that alternate self for actually attaining immortality, he would be crying over spilled wine at this point now that he had long accepted his own mortality.
    • There are also those who also befriended deities very closely, like Sanae Kochiya who befriended the goddesses of the Moriya Shrine, Kanako Yasaka and Suwako Moriya. He was taken aback by both Kanako's attempts at gathering faith for their belief which led to most incidents (if not all) in Gensokyo that Reimu Hakurei had to solve and Sanae being eccentric herself, what with both her interest in giant robots and mantra of all the weirdness happening in Gensokyo. Nevertheless, Sanae has proven herself to be polite and respectful enough to the king that he has taken a liking to her.
  • As much as he would like to be immortal for once, Dr. Henry Morgan shows up in his court to tell him otherwise. The doctor pointed out that being immortal is not as grandiose and liberating Gilgamesh would like it to be, as Dr. Morgan had to deal with constant pain and revivals, keeping the secret of his immortality (a new problem that the king has yet to face) and the people he knew and loved gradually dying one by one. The king of Uruk was devastated that the doctor had a rough life once he became nigh-unkillable even if Henry pointed out the benefits of gaining new experience from a long life, and so Gilgamesh thank Dr. Morgan for the insight, welcoming him anytime he sets foot into his temple. The doctor was hoping the king would give up looking for immortality, but at least he is techinically already immortal and he hasn't tried to tortured him for how his own works.
    • It was through Dr. Morgan that Gilgamesh became aware of Lord Voldemort and Ra's al-Ghul, evil Immortality Seekers who have less-than-benevolent schemes in mind instead of beneficial. The king of Uruk has vowed to never follow their example as he had moved on from being a tyrant and declared that they are banned from setting foot into Uruk as long as he draws breath should they have plans there. The two villains heeded his warning, though they are more intrigued by the immortality flower he had obtained, which they are disheartened to hear that they can't find it anymore.
  • "Now I will pray to the great gods, for my friend had an ominous dream."

Intermediate Gods

    The Investigation Team 
The Investigation Teammembers , Deities of Unbelievable Source Plots (Group: Seekers Of Truth | Yu: Narukami-kun, Souji Seta, The Sister-Complex Kingpin of Steel, Mr. Perfect, The Protagonist, P4 Hero, Senpai, Mr. Accomplice, Investigation Team Boy | Yosuke: Brosuke, Moesuke, Failsuke, Captain Ressentiment | Chie: Spunky Dragon with Deadly Legs, The Carnivore Who's Discarded Womanhood, Steak Cold | Yukiko: Yuki-chan, Amagidyne, Drunkiko, Crazy Hyena, The Unconquerable Snow Black | Kanji: Moronji, The Bloodcurdling Beefcake Emperor, Kanju | Rise: Rise-chan, Risette, Risecchi, The Scandalous Superstar Idol | Teddie: Kuma, Kumada, Teddie Teddie, King of the TV World, Teddy-chan, The Beast in Heat | Naoto: Detective Prince, Captain Pistol, The 2000 IQ Killjoy Detective)
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Clockwise from bottom: Yu, Chie, Yosuke, Kanji, Rise, Teddie, Naoto, and Yukiko
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  • Lesser Gods (Yosuke, Chie, Yukiko, Kanji, Rise, Teddie, and Naoto), Intermediate God, Greater God with Izanagi-no-Okami (Yu)
  • Symbol: Their respective glasses; Teddie's bear costume (Teddie only)
  • Theme Song: Pursuing My True Self, Reach Out To The Truth -Reincarnation Version- and Time To Make History
  • Alignment: Neutral Good (Yosuke is a mix of this and Chaotic Good, Chie is Lawful Good, Yukiko is Neutral Good, Kanji and Teddie are Chaotic Good, while Naoto is mainly Lawful Good with leanings of Chaotic Good when she's sufficiently pissed. According to the Golden Ending, Yu is Lawful Good.)
  • Portfolio: Personas, Fire-Forged Friends turned True Companions, Badass Crew, Character Development, Enlightenment Superpowers
  • Domains: Investigations, Murders, TV, Dimensions; Cooking, Cousins, Protectiveness, Wild Cards (Yu); Boredom, Wind, Love, Stores (Yosuke); Shorts, Kung-Fu, Steaks, Police (Chie); Inns, Heirs, Fans (Yukiko); Anger, Sewing, Delinquents (Kanji); Support, Popularity, Idols (Rise); Friendship, Personas, Shadows, Ice, Healing (Teddie); Knowledge, Intuition, Mystery (Naoto)
  • Allies:
  • Respected by: Bruce Banner/The Hulk
  • Uneasy Alliances With: Lucifer, Metatron, Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader (Yu)
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork with: The GUAG Magical Girl Sisterhood (one-sided) (Yu); Jin Kisaragi (Kanji)
  • Enemies: Izanami, Ameno-Sagiri, Nyarlathotep, Yaldabaoth, The Psycho Rangers (particularly Psycho Red for Yu, Psycho Black for Yosuke and Kanji, Psycho Blue for Teddie and Naoto, Psycho Yellow for Chie, and Psycho Pink for Yukiko and Rise), Monokuma and Junko Enoshima, Agatha Trunchbull, Light Yagami, Hisoka, Hazama, Azrael, Yuuki Terumi, Carmine Prime, Hilda, Kage
  • Conflicting Opinion: Tohru Adachi (Yu)
  • Rival: Sho Minazuki (Yu)
  • Opposes: Tohru Adachi (Everyone but Yu); Lelouch vi Britannia (Yu); Eliza and Neil Reagan (Chie); Excalibur, Masato Kusaka/Kamen Rider Kaixa (Kanji); Serial Killers in general
  • Opposed by: Ghost Rider (Yukiko)
  • Feared by: Hanako Ikezawa (Yukiko)
  • Does Not Fear: Carmine Prime (Yukiko)
  • Fears: Ghosts (Chie and Naoto)
  • Yu Narukami came to the small town of Inaba to stay with his uncle and six-year-old cousin and enroll at Yasogami High School for a year due to his parents working overseas. Once there, he quickly made friends with both Yosuke Hamamura and Chie Satonaka. After following the trail of the murder of Yosuke's crush Saki Konishi, Yu, Yosuke, and Chie were able to discover the inside world of the Midnight Channel known as the TV World, where they found out it was where various murders including Saki's took place. Aided by the mysterious yet cheerful bear entity known as Teddie, they were able to accept their Shadows which became their Personas and help the rest of the attempted victims to do the same. Knowing that they are the only ones who could solve the strange murders happening around Inaba, the Investigation Team was formed!
  • After much debate in the Court of the Gods, it was decided that all members of the Investigation Team were to be united together under their shared adventure of using the Midnight Channel and TV World to solve the murder case in Inaba, thus moving them all to a new temple in the House of Narrative. It took some time for the move to begin, but this band of True Companions were able to live together under one roof, something they wouldn't have any other way.
  • Exclusive to the team as a whole:
    • The one thing the entire team has in common is their protectiveness of Nanako. While Nanako is actually Yu's cousin, they are still as close as siblings, and Yu will never let anyone hurt her without suffering the consequences. Every other member of the team also care for Nanako greatly and are just as protective. They tried to keep Nanako in the dark about the TV World after one such incident lead to a near-death experience for the young girl. Nanako, alongside the Cutie Mark Crusaders, ended up being attacked by the Heartless and saved by Adachi's Persona Magatsu-Izanagi, dredging up past memories regarding her kidnapping by Taro Namatame. Later over dinner, she confronted Yu with this issue, and his constant deflection resulted in her shouting at her Big Bro before locking herself in her room. Shortly after he left, as she cried in her bed, a dark wave abducted and delivered her to the TV World. Naturally, the entire Investigation Team, Nanako's father, Marie, and Adachi went in to rescue her...
      • Dojima, on the way to Nanako, crossed paths with his Shadow who this bit to say... about accepting Adachi despite the truth of everything he did. Surprisingly, just like Kain Highwind, Ryotaro was able to accept it, the things his ex-partner has done to Inaba, and what he's done since then (including at the P-1 Climax), and he managed to earn the Shiisaa Persona with it. The rescue team eventually found Nanako having cake with her Shadow, who was under the guise of a stained-glass themed masquerade ball-goer. Things got tense as the Shadow, which was themed around deception to reflect the secrets that had been hidden from Nanako for so long, eventually went berserk and engaged the group in combat, using webs, minions, and berserk-inducing effects. Eventually, after defeating the Shadow, Yu helped Nanako come to terms with what everyone had done to her, and she eventually acquired a Persona, Throne. And then, once they were out of the TV World, the entire team came clean with everything they had been hiding from her, and even commended her actions in the Kanamin Kitchen incidentnote . Since then, she's hung out with the Crusaders a lot more. Nanako currently trains under Teddie and Ken Amada to use her Persona.
    • The Investigation Team serve the unique purpose of helping other deities awaken their Personas in the Pantheon's version of TV World. Further information can be found here.
    • They weren't exactly proud to see that Adachi, Ameno-Sagiri, and Izanami again after what they did to Inaba. Though Sagiri respected the team, he is still willing to destroy humanity if he thinks that humanity wants it once more. The team are just glad that Izanami and Adachi didn't do anything to the Pantheon thanks to former's new hope for humanity and the latter's desire for atonement, but they are still keeping an eye on them. While Yu is still wary of Adachi, he is the only person who believes in his change of heart unlike the others who's reactions are of it are negative. Adachi did help them during the P-1 Climax after all
    • The team once played together in a band together, each bearing a different instrumentnote  with Rise as the lead singer. Sometimes they even invite their Honorary True Companion, Marie to join them as a singer while she plays the electric guitar. The team will occasionally visit the House of Pantheon/Musicality to polish their skills and practice… when Rise isn't being interrupted by I-No.
    • To say that they hate Monokuma and Junko Enoshima would be an understatement. Seeing the world they caused, it disgusts them as it remind them of what would happen if the darkness inside their heart didn't change and for Junko wanting to cause despair because of boredom and amusement somewhat reminds them of Adachi in some way.
    • The team hates Agatha Trunchbull due to being a Sadist Teacher who hates children and for abandoning her own niece, which caused them to make sure that she stays out of Nanako's sight and retorted how she is worse than Kashiwagi, especially for Chie since her attitude reminds her that of her Shadow self. The first thing they did to her is summoning their Personas to scare the shit out of her and to make sure that they'll never cross each other's paths or any of their loved ones. Agatha Trunchbull has been scared of them ever since.
    • The team greatly dislike Light Yagami very much, since he's a serial killer who is willing murder anyone who berates him for his methods of eliminating crime, regardless of whether they're criminals or not, just because he thinks he's a god who has the right to do so. Yu in particular sees a lot of himself in Light, with Light being what he could have become if he didn't have any friends. It seems fitting that one of their successors, Ryuji Sakamoto, is a contrast to Light despite sounding similar to him.
    • Both Chie and Yukiko have interacted with Hanako Ikezawa of the House of Love, to varying results:
      • Considering how much Ikezawa hates to be overprotected, one would think that she and Chie wouldn't get along that well. The two actually became good friends: Chie is well aware of how shallow and self-serving a Declaration of Protection can be, as she can attest from her encounter with her Shadow, considering it is literally her greatest weakness, and sympathizes with Hanako's anger at feeling like that's why people try to protect her. On the other hand, Chie wants Hanako to know that when somebody tries to protect someone else, it's not always because they want to uplift themselves: most of the time, it's because they care about their friends and don't want to see them suffer.
      • Regrettably, however, an unfortunate series of events has left Hanako fearful of Yukiko. Chie had been introducing Hanako to Yukiko, and the two were hitting it off pretty well when Terumi decided to crash the party as payback for the "Inn"-cident. She managed to match him insult for insult, before he finally lost his temper and tried to attack her outright. Before Chie could stop her, Yukiko summoned her Persona and turned Terumi into a screaming fireball. Unfortunately, the sight sent Hanako into a panic attack, and nowadays she shies away from Yukiko whenever she approaches, utterly unable to speak. Yukiko has expressed a lot of regret for this: she hadn't noticed Hanako's burns hidden under her hair, and has a sinking feeling that it was what Terumi had been planning all along.
      • On the plus side, both Chie and Yukiko find Ikezawa much more agreeable than their mortal classmate, Hanako Ohtani.
    • Led by Yu, the team went out to investigate the matter of Kage, the Shadowy One who'd been expelled from Ryu, and offered their services in assisting the martial artist to accept Kage into his being. However, he refused this, citing that this Shadow wasn't a natural vice of his own like the shadows of their world, but the embodiment of an evil power associated with his martial art called the Satsui no Hado that he had faced and overcome, and accepting the Shadow would only mean trouble as Kage wanted to be accepted so it could take over him. He also mentioned something about "communicating through fists", hinting that a fight would make things clearer; naturally Chie was intrigued and agreed to spar with him. The way he fought, like he was truly enjoying himself but not consumed at all, showed that he was telling the truth. After this, Yu conceded Ryu's point that he and Kage should be left as separate beings and promised to visit again on his own before leaving the Eternal Challenger to his training. Chie hopes to square up with him again someday.
    • The Investigation Team has earned the respect of, of all people, Bruce Banner. He respects their willing acceptance and harmony with their repressed subconscious jungean shadow selves and he can relate to what it's like to have to confront your subconscious repressed self. Basically, the Hulk is more or less Bruce's Shadow without actually being a Shadow. The Hulk also respects them for bravely facing up to their own dark sides and not trying to repress, demonize or "cure" them, but rather reach harmony with their Shadows.
    • The Investigation Team has experienced an influx of followers due to Persona 4: Golden being released on Steam. They are happy to welcome so many that have wanted to see their story for themselves and are grateful for the Overwhelmingly Positive reviews left by both longtime followers and newcomers alike.
    • In an alternate universe, the Investigation Team is led by Ren Amamiya, who's most often the leader of The Phantom Thieves of Hearts rather than Yu Narukami with Ryotaro Dojima being his uncle this go around and Naoto being a sort of frenemy to Ren.
  • Exclusive to Yu:
    • A former member of The Heroic Protectors of Family, he naturally gets along with them pretty well and appreciates Mary Poppins and Mufasa wanting to take care of the kids and asked the former if she could watch Nanako whenever he, Dojima or any of his friends aren't around. He is much more conflicted on Jin Kazama because of his plans on genocide even if he has a reasonable excuse for it and that he's abandoning his mother's ideals but doesn't mind him being one of them as long as he is in his best behavior. They now consider him to be a honorary member now that he's transferring. Yu is still willing to be with them and wants to help to find a candidate to replace his position and train him/her for preparation.
    • The nicer counterpart of Byakuya Kuchiki, although the latter doesn't think so highly of him. Didn't stop Yu to eventually form a Social Link with him, and eventually when Byakuya was heavily wounded and needed recovery after being attacked by the Vandenreich, he entrusts that Yu can also protect things he held dear in his absence. Yu just nodded.
    • Has a knack of making people, followers or gods alike calm down. This caused him to be viewed as a great ally by Bright Noah, whereas they work on in repairing wrongly placed emotions with Yu trying to calm people down, but if it fails, Bright steps in, Bright slaps, problem solved.
    • Lelouch respects Yu for his protection of his younger cousin, reminding him of how much he wanted to protect Nunally. Yu wouldn't say the same thing about him as he did so much atrocities that he couldn't get along with him even if he did it for a good reason.
    • He can relate to Mikasa Ackerman on what it feels like to be overprotective and the willingness to put themselves in danger to save their respective younger family members. What Yu want to change about Mikasa is how she should become her own person as she considers her entire life to revolve around Eren, hoping that forming a Social with her Link might help. That might not be the case anymore. While he thinks that what Eren said to Mikasa is way too harsh, causing Yu to lose his respect of him, the wild care hopes that this will be the first step of her gaining her independence.
    • One of Yu's abilities is to summon Asura to aid him. While in his universe it was an unrelated sun god's avatar, the one he's gained the power to call after ascending is the same one who's rapidly risen to fame for being one of the worst gods you could possibly piss off. Asura himself gladly lends Yu and his friends his power after seeing his love for Cousin Nanako and everyone else he protects.
    • Thanks to the Social Links aspect, he gets along with both Sora and Gentaro Kisaragi. Yu respects the former for his All-Loving Hero attitude and even if he couldn't believe that there are some villains he could forgive, he doesn't mind the warrior for it.
    • Yu has also become friends with Judai Yuki, being under the impression that Judai was a Persona User. He cited Judai's frequent comparisons to The Fool, his summoning of Monsters through Cards and just about anything that happened in his third year as evidence but Judai quickly denied it. Though he was quite amazed and relieved that they were very similar since becoming a Not Quite Human had left him with a Lonely at the Top complex.
    • Was once contacted by Mitsuru with information on Sigma and the Maverick Virus; he'd already heard that this virus had claimed and corrupted countless androids in its home universe, so was already alert to making sure the leader of Mavericks had no chance to get near Labrys. But then she explained the tidbit she learned about and how it had tailored itself into a strain called the Zero Virus and adapted to awakening the destructive "true personality" of its namesake target. So when Sigma later revealed himself as one of the Councillors of the Grand United Alliance of Machines, and he and fellow GUAM Councillor Ultron fused together with the power of the Infinity Stones, Yu assembled the entire team with great haste to protect Labrys from anything they might try.
    • Yu has only met Makoto Yuki twice, once during the incident with Zen and Rei, and another incident involving movie based labyrinths with Hikari. The latter incident also allowed him to meet Makoto's alternate female counterpart. Yu is able to work well with the two during both adventures.
    • Has a healthy perspective on the new Wild Card holder Ren Amamiya. He doesn't fully like Ren and his group's tactics, but respects his leadership skills and loyalty to his friends and recognizes that the Nasty Crimeboy's heart is in the right place. He and Ren have started talking about finding a way to use the Metaverse as another way to unlock Personas apart from the Midnight Channel; Ren first admitted there were complications to this, then later abandoned the project after finding out that this was impossible.
      • Their first true meeting had them clash in the "world of movies", where they initially mistook the other for an enemy. It didn't take long for the misunderstanding to be cleared up, and the two are able to work alongside Makoto and Kotone for their common goal of escaping from the Cinema.
  • Exclusive to Yosuke:
    • Yosuke personally relates to Hilda because of their conflicts of being forced to move to an another home and that they're finally able to adjust living their new home. Because of this, they both want to team up to help those who still didn't adjust living their new home.
    • He met up with the Ninja Jiraiya and was at pause for a moment considering his Persona. Jiraiya, the God, just laughed and is willing to train Yosuke in a bit of ninjutsu since he almost thought he heard Sasuke Uchiha when Yosuke spoke, seeing that his Persona is a ninja frog, and that his primary weapons are kunais.
      • Was very surprised and more than a little annoyed when he discovered the Toad Sage had somehow autographed his Magician Arcana. He's still trying to figure out how to get it off.
    • Yosuke manages to bond the closest with Junpei Iori and Ryuji Sakamoto over their shared status as the Butt-Monkey as well as being the trusted partner to their field leaders.
    • Stays far away from one Amane Nishiki for two reasons. First, Amane's ways reminds him so much of that incident with Shadow Kanji. Second, the two sound exactly alike, creeping him out even more.
      • Ironically, it is speculated that Yosuke's relationship with Yu may be more than just friendship
      • Met up with Ben Tennyson not long after and got along well. Ben is interested with Yosuke's Persona power, while Yosuke is in awe with the Omnitrix.
    • Trains under Zoro in the art of wielding two swords at once.
    • Out of everyone in the Investigation Team, he is the most dismayed to hear of Adachi's ascension, as Adachi was responsible for Saki-sempai's death.
    • Yosuke unsurprisingly had the most difficult time with his Ultimate Persona, namely since it was the temperamental Susano'o, who came looking for him for dare using his power. Cornering him alone, a duel began between the storm god and Yosuke with Jiraiya. Yosuke was holding up admiringly if outclassed. Then Susano'o pushed his buttons regarding Saki and his failures too much. Cue Yosuke throwing everything back in the god's face before affirming his own mistakes and development. Jiraiya transformed and the battle suddenly become much more intense and even-sided, surprising the storm god. Despite this, he was gradually overwhelming Yosuke until the arrival of Yukiko with Amaterasu. Surprised to see the friendship between the two, Yosuke commented on how Susano'o himself changed. The storm god sheathed his sword before bowing with his sister and citing Yosuke as worthy. Yosuke thanked the god before nearly collapsing from exhaustion and being helped by Yukiko.
    • He has an (or two) eloquent way(s) to display Potty Emergency:
    • Considering the amount of flack he feels he's suffered over some of his less graceful moments, Yosuke has suited up in an attempt to prove he does possess a natural grace. The challenge he's undertaken to prove this? Dancing.
    • Yosuke was ecstatic to find out he'd be joining his bro Yu in a battle among gods, a few to name including Ragna the Bloodedge, Hyde Kido, and Ruby Rose. But is kinda annoyed that they STILL decided to keep his title as "Captain Ressentiment".
      • Out of everyone there, he hit it off well with Makoto and Yang the most, getting along with them and being friendly. However, he was then subjected to plenty of light-hearted teasing when people realized that two girls he got along with in the tournament were also very similar to Chie.
    • Despite Yosuke's often lack of respect, he often has plenty of moments to shine and indeed, in the fighting tournament where they met Labrys, it was his path that got the emphasis in the manga adaptation. He does get a little shy and sheepish when praised so earnestly.
    • His friendship with Yu has become more understandable when it was revealed that like Yu, he moved around alot as a kid and did not really get the chance to befriend people. He often went with the crowd to not stick out or be ostracized. However, he notes now how grateful he is to have met his friends on the team and how they helped him. He does get teased when people point out that his first close friend was technically not Yu, but Chie.
  • Exclusive to Chie:
    • Chie was more than happy to be able to move in with her companions in the new temple constructed for them, especially since she gets Yukiko as a roommate.
    • Spends time in the House of Justice, learning the ins and outs of law to fulfill her dream of being a police officer. She gets along with the majority of the House of Officers as they are dedicated on their jobs as police officers. The only cop she opposes is Chief Wiggum due to his incompetency and some of his bad moments as a cop.
    • She is a huge fan of kung-fu movies, so much so that she practically fangirls over the masters like Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan. Meeting them in the Pantheon is a dream come true for her and practically begged her to be her protege to be much more efficient on kung-fu as she is mostly self-taught on the art.
    • Befriended Chun-Li due to being a kung-fu martial artist and a Chinese police officer. Chun-Li seems excited to meet an aspiring police officer who's main skill of combat is the same as hers. Seeing that her kung-fu techniques are mostly self-taught thanks to watching a lot of kung-fu movies, she offered Chie to be her protege to become a professional one, which the latter wholeheartedly accepted.
    • Often goes to visit either Sanji or Komatsu to order a delicious steak meal and hang out. She's also trying to learn new fighting techniques too, but Sanji always rebuffs her attempts to get kicking lessons from him and Toriko, Komatsu's partner food-hunter, is never around when she comes by. In the former case it doesn't stop her from spying on Sanji when he's fighting, but she still can't figure out his Diable Jambe move for herself…
      • When it was announced that she would be participating in a new battle tournament, with Terumi already on the roster, Yukiko simply cracked her knuckles and said "Good. I've been itching for a rematch!"
    • Because her Shadow was a dominatrix, she becomes extremely uncomfortable around Isabella "Ivy" Valentine, who happens to dress like one; and Plutia, who actually becomes one when transformed; never mind the fact that Chie and Noire, who is often tasked with keeping Plutia in line, sound extremely similar to one another.
    • Was in joy when she was able to ascend her "master", Akihiko Sanada into the Pantheon. The two of them hang around training and eating meat whenever they can.
      • In turn, following the ascension of the Phantom Thieves of Hearts, Chie would get her own "disciple" in Ann Takamaki, who looks up to her the same way she looks up to Akihiko.
    • A recent visit to Komatsu and Toriko's temple saw her run into a blonde-haired delinquent somewhat similar to Kanji. Both were going there to get some great meat cooked for them. Well, steak specifically, thanks to Chie. As they talked, she discovered that the young man was Ryuji Sakamoto, part of the newest ascended Persona crew and a fellow Chariot Arcana user. They and Toriko, who was actually there this time, all made fast friends over Komatsu's six-star full-course steak meal. She then told Ryuji about Kanji while they were paying for the meal.
    • Yukiko ended up introducing her to another friend from Ann and Ryuji's crew, Makoto Niijima. They bonded quickly over their dreams of being police officers.
    • Chie is a little sensitive in how she regards her femininity though has relaxed better seeing plenty of amazing women who proclaim being female while being dangerous. However, it did mean she did not have any friends besides Yukiko though some point that after Yukiko, her closest friend is Yosuke, least before Yu came to town, causing her to turn red.
  • Exclusive to Yukiko:
    • Ascended the moment she drove away paparazzi from the family inn, all with just threats, showing her protectiveness of the inn. She is now actively petitioning for the Inn to be made into a Dominion. She and Kanji kicked off the Investigation Team's collective ascension, which was completed with Yosuke's ascension.
      • With the Investigation Team's move to a new temple, Yukiko had to resign from her position as a member of the Wayfaring Quartet. Despite this, she will always be welcomed in the House of Travel as the heiress of the Amagi Inn.
    • Terumi hates her because her Persona looks like someone he utterly hated (Amaterasu). Likewise, Yukiko hates him for being an utter bastard, dissing her inn, and tells him off that all he's doing and rambling about despair and lies were nothing but like a kid throwing a tantrum because he can't get what he wants. That's after she let him in her inn… and then purposely messed up the scheduling and such so Terumi didn't have a pleasant 'stay' (like Yu, Yosuke, Kanji, and Teddie would attest from their experience in the mortal world).
    • In terms of training, she tends to train with Mai Shiranui, due to their weapon of choice, element, and other similar traits, and she seems to think of her as a Cool Big Sis. However, Yukiko flat out refused when Mai offered her some clothing tips, as she's really embarrassed to wear something like that.
    • At one point, Yukiko decided to seriously try breaking her habit of wearing red all the time, and after much time and effort actually managed to pick out an outfit for herself without so much as a hint of it. Putting it on and looking in the mirror, she realized with a jolt she looked like Homura Akemi.
    • Following SHOCKER's ascension, Yukiko has stepped up her vow to protect the Amagi Inn should they try anything funny, especially since Skyrider also has a presence in this House.
    • In spite of their questionable tactics, Yukiko has been convinced that the recently-ascended Phantom Thieves of Hearts are a good thing; given her previous experience with her Shadow, she actually enjoys seeing adults who succumbed to their Shadows and made others around them suffer receive abrupt wake-up calls. She's fine with the group as long as they don't try to steal anything from the Amagi Inn, and actually made good friends with the student-council president Makoto Niijima, both being within the same arcana.
      • She also becomes good friends with Haru Okumura and Yusuke Kitagawa, the former due to being a heiress and the latter due to their love for art and Cloudcuckoolander tendencies. The relationship started further when they met in a labyrinth of cinema.
    • Unsurprisingly, she bonded with Amaterasu since she invokes the Sun goddess' power with her Ultimate Persona and they bonded over being sophistiated women. She quickly recruited her help when Rise informed her that Yosuke was missing and in fact being attacked by Susano'o. She arrived in time to help fend off an attack with the sun goddess. The exchange was brief as she saw Susano'o acknowledge Yosuke's power and worthiness before he left. She was a bit frustrated on how he drew trouble to him, but also incredibly relieved that he's okay. As she helped him back with to their temple, she noted her hope Amaterasu and Susano'o's friendship continued grow as hers and Yosuke's have.
  • Exclusive to Kanji:
    • Being the former 'counterpart' of Jin, Kanji is often involved in a fight with him. One of the things that kept him alive from Jin's barrages are the fact that he once smacks a Greater God on the head with his folded chair and survives. Because said God's followers were harassing his mom. When Jin turns good, he kept the opposition, being his 'counterpart' after all.
    • Once threatened to demolish the whole House of Food because Ned served him the very wrong pie… only to quickly fix it with 'He's going to demolish it… and rebuild it twice as good. He's gonna RENOVATE HIS ASS!!!
    • Trains with his Persona Take-Mikazuchi alongside Potekmin and Tager to hone his strength. Respects both men, especially Tager, who he looks up to as a pseudo-father figure.
      • Has also been seen training with Domon Kasshu and Master Asia in the art of the Shining Finger. While his version is far from perfect, it still packs quite a punch; helps in that he has the same voice as the former.
    • Being in a family textile business, frequents the House of Craft. In fact, when Yu Narukami ascended, it was reported that he immediately rushed to that House and spent a week straight in their knitting room to make his senpai an ascension gift. Said gift was a set of dolls modeled after the Investigation Team, as well as the Shadow Operatives. He hopes that someday, the rest of the Operatives will earn their places in the Pantheon as well (the two leaders, Akihiko, Mitsuru, Junpei, Fuuka, Aigis, Yukari, Shinjiro, Labrys, and Ken Amada have ascended, with Koromaru being Ken's herald and Metis still to go).
    • Recently encountered Amane Nishiki when revisiting the Midnight Channel. The instant Kanji saw Amane inside the Steamy Bathhouse commenting disrespectfully towards a picture of his Shadow, his rage reached its peak and they've been fighting ever since.
    • Has recently taken interest in the Pretty Cure costumes, ever since he came across Erika Kurumi and sewing together. Kanji just...can't believe how cute it is, maybe like that pink alligator doll he made before. Though his more intricate side wonders what kind of material is made for such a thing, and if it's even durable enough for battle in the first place.
      • Others wonder if he can sew them unique charms for their weapons or clothing in battle; Kanji himself outright states it's far to risky to allow such delicate material he uses for his hobbies to get caught up in crossfires of various types.
    • Despises Kyubey with a volcanic passion: nothing that cute has the right to be that evil. It came as a relief that they ended up gaining someone like Morgana, seems to sound alike but ended up being the opposite.
    • Takakazu Abe is the one entity in the whole of creation that Kanji fears. Fears as in 'the very mention of his name can and will send Kanji screaming out of the room'. Amusingly, Takakazu is scared of Kanji, considering their first meeting ended with Kanji freaking out and blasting him with a Ziodyne.
    • Even more recently was introduced by Chie to a new friend, one of the newer gang of Persona users and a muscle training and meat aficionado called Ryuji Sakamoto. Both well-meaning punks got along easily enough, and now they occasionally dabble in each other's hobbies.
      • Although, when they first met in the world of movies, they didn't start on good terms, when Ryuji mistook his attempt to pet Morgana for Kanji glaring at the former. After several awkward attempts from the team to help them get along, Kanji is finally able to prove he's not a bad person by taking a hit from a Shadow to protect Ryuji and Morgana. The two now bond over how some of the others tend to mess with them.
    • Ever since they helped Shield Knight get her Persona, she's visited him often to teach him in the proper art of shield combat.
  • Exclusive to Rise:
    • While not a direct combatant, Rise's presence is extremely vital to many combatants, as her support is extremely invaluable. Buffs, protections, small recovery, you name it, she'll provide it... of course, the prerequisite is that you're a good person, she doesn't give her support to evil.
    • As an Idol Singer, she befriended the 765 Pro, being a group of idol singers and loves how they managed to have strong bonds as time passed. She is happy to meet Hatsune Miku again, as she appeared in her universe once. The virtual idol expresses the same thoughts as her and want to do a collaboration together since they didn't get the chance to do one back in Rise's universe. Rise is heartened upon hearing μ's story in that they became an idol group to save their school from shut down and that the only person who seems determined to do the job is Kotori and Honoka and that despite the hardships they face especially the other members' lack of enthusiasm, they are able to become an inspiring one since they managed to save their school and even inspired an another one to do the same as them.
    • Although she's often called an 'Anti-Tsundere', she gets along real fine with Shana and the two can relate on that they fell in love with nice guys who became their first friends. Shana pities her situation for becoming an idol just to gain friends thanks to being bullied only for people to just see her as "Risette" and Rise in return wants her to gain more friends so that she wouldn't feel lonely. Of course, Shana would try to deny they're friends, but deep down, she appreciates their friendship.
    • She also got along well with Noel Vermillion as Rise empathizes with Noel being constantly bullied by many, she herself as an ex-bully magnet. Their interactions together are really cute... but it's a dreaded moment when they enter the kitchen... because Rise is proud to teach Noel her cooking skills as stated in her portfolio. If you see that... here's a word of advice... run before they see you or Rise's Persona detects you.
    • Even though she is fine providing combat support, she wished to be able to fight alongside her friends. After the P-1 Grand Prix, she was able to unlock a new, combat-oriented version of Himiko to directly help her friends in the battlefield. Needless to say, she and I-No now have a rivalry on their hands that frequently sees I-No interrupting Rise's concert rehearsals and band sessions at every opportunity. And it doesn't help that Rise sometimes wears an outfit in her likeness just to mock her.
    • She's outraged with Courtney Gears for using music to control minds, particularly robots and programs, which automatically makes Gears as much of a Shadow Archetype to Rise as the latter's actual Shadow. Rise herself has stated that should Gears ever ally herself with Clu, she will co-operate with Balthier to put an end to this.
      • However, Clu decided to abandon any connections with Gears due to her alliance with Alternate Gentaro. Rise is just glad that such a team-up is no longer possible.
    • Aided Sayaka Miki in obtaining her Persona, Oktavia, alongside the rest of the Investigation Team.
    • Has taken Altaria under her wing in order to further enhance her offensive combat skills alongside her combat support role. Should also be useful in Loudness Wars against I-No. Currently, Rise is the only Persona user thus far to also have a Pokémon on her team.
    • She was among the members of the Investigation Team who accompanied Tomoyo Daidouji in her trip to the TV World (with Sakura Kinomoto along for the ride despite the Team's suggestion against it), helped her face her insecurities, and her Shadow was turned into a Persona named Seshat. While this is not unusual for the team since entering the Pantheon, Rise stayed closer to the situation because Tomoyo's Persona, like Rise's, is a Sensor-type. This resulted in Rise, Fuuka, and one of the newer Persona users, Futaba Sakura, all becoming mentors to the young Camera Fiend on how to use her Persona.
    • In fact, she met Futaba during her journey into the labyrinth of cinema, where Futaba admired her and Fuuka for their "high school girl" energy as she called it. Rise was more than happy to help her and was pleasantly surprised to hear that future her overcame the issues that came with idols and becoming a professional musician, something that Rise fully intends to help make her future bright of.
  • Exclusive to Teddie:
    • After ascending, Teddie tries his best to be friends with anyone in need of one since he can relate to how they feel and wants to help them the same way the Investigation Team helped him. He's happy to live under the same roof as his companions, though he will still try to be friends with anyone who needs a friend.
    • Occasionally goes to the House of Love to try "scoring" with the ladies, much to Yukiko's eternal chagrin. Makoto Nanaya, however, finds him cuddly cute and is very okay with Teddie scoring with her. This was met with a LOT of nervous sweat and pervy urges on Teddie's part.
    • Faust was pleased to hear that Teddie finally made it to the Pantheon. They meet up in the House of Combat every now and then to further improve their unpredictability in combat.
    • Once went around the Pantheon dressed up as Alice. He was so convincing that once the truth got out, some male deities started questioning their sexuality. Belial and Nebiros are…less than fond of the bear after he successfully tricked them into thinking he was the genuine article.
    • A number of good aligned gods (Philemon in particular) see Teddie's ascension as a colossal "fuck you" to Nyarlathotep since it proves that even Shadows have the capacity to become good. Nyarlathotep was not pleased.
    • Of course most of the time, everyone thinks that his bear puns are just un-bear-able… GYAH! Now you Got Me Doing It!
    • Should the need arise, Teddie can double as Mission Control in battles. Just… don't expect much from him.
    I hope you're beary prebeared for this unbearable bear of a battle!
    • Met up with Winnie the Pooh and get along quite well. Pooh laughs at Teddie's bear puns and Teddie is more than delighted to share a pot of honey with Pooh.
      • Also hates Mr. Monokuma, as Monokuma is the complete opposite of Teddie, wanting to spread despair instead of friendship. The first time the two met, Teddie immediately froze Monokuma and his Mastermind with a Bufu spell. To quote what was heard when they met… "I'M GOING BEAR-ZEEEERRRRKKK!!!"
    • Deeply sympathizes with Mami Tomoe's yearning for friends. Mami gets along with Teddie reasonably well, but finds his advances a bit annoying at times. Teddie finds Charlotte a kindred spirit as well, as the Dessert Witch was a being born of negativity that had gained sentience through her bond with Mami. She even managed to regain her human form, Nagisa, in a manner much like Teddie. Teddie himself is curious to know if this means he looks like the human he spawned from. The two of them spend a lot of time together.
      • Also deeply sympathizes with Coyote Starrk's desire to find comrades. They can genuinely enjoy each other's company, though Starrk is somewhat annoyed with all the bear puns and Teddy often loses his patience with Starrk's attitude. However, the Espada is perfectly willing to help him whenever things get rough, including shooting Mr. Monokuma in the face.
      • Teddie once met Goro Akechi in the World of Movies and the two get along very well, with the former calling him a nice guy. Of course, this changes when Teddie learns that Akechi is responsible for the mental shutdowns the Phantom Thieves have been investigating, and that he even caused some of the cases he solved for fame. Teddie's opinion of him dropped severely, but he's not sure what to make of Akechi's terrible childhood or his Heroic Sacrifice.
    • Can also be seen hanging out with Greed since they're both ascended monsters with mischievous tendencies who are ultimately driven to good by their desire for true friends. Unlike most people, Greed doesn't mind the bear puns so much since he talks about his own avarice all the time. In fact, Teddie can be seen as an occasional mascot in Greed's bar.
    • Once he learnt of Labrys' ascension he rushed over to the House of Technology to declare himself her 'Knight' in front of all the other gods.
    • Despair was felt by some of his friends once it was learned he was being tutored on puns by Ms. Fortune. Their friendship goes deeper than that, partly since Fortune sympathises with him because of her having lost friends and moved on.
    • Has become friends with Enju Aihara since she also wanted to have friends like him. He also pities her because of her disease that is slowly transforming her into a monster.
    • The Master is something of a sore spot for him after the Immortality Gate Incident, even after its resolution. Teddie and Marie, being a Shadow and a goddess respectively, were immune to the Gate's effect, but their human friends — all seven of them — were not, and were briefly turned into clones of the Master, thus forcing Teddie and Marie to fight their friends to stay alive until the transformation was reversed.
    • Teddie accompanied Greed to a party being hosted by Greed's friend Asami Sato in honor of Avatar Korra's transfer to a new more fitting seat in the Pantheon. He repeatedly tried to flirt with Shizuku Ashuu, Nana Habutae, and even Korra and Asami, only to be rebuffed each time.note  Haruka and Michiru took Teddie aside and explained that the girls he was trying to "score with" were together like they are, and his cheap flirtations gave way to wholesome curiosity which was much better appreciated. When Greed was asked to stay behind after the party, Teddie called Yu and the Team to take him home.
    • Apparently has his own "program" in the Midnight Channel.
  • Exclusive to Naoto:
    • Having grown up solving cases, she became known as the Detective Prince at a young age. She originally felt the need to disguise herself as a boy because the Police Force was a male dominated field, and thus believed she wouldn't be taken seriously because of her gender. This all changed when she met the Investigation Team, who helped her to become more confident in herself. She's very happy to be able to live alongside her friends in the Pantheon in a new temple.
    • Naoto admires and befriended her former co-holder Kyoko for her air of maturity, who in turn is also impressed with Naoto's 'Persona' powers. Also because they carry a cool aura and an air of mystery. That is, Kyoko actually being an SHSL Detective and Naoto being female (Kyoko found out about Naoto's secret when she entered the bathroom). However, they usually let that slide whenever they are solving a case.
    • Hideri Kanzaki immediately befriended her after hearing how she crossdressed so that she wouldn't face sexism in the police force. Besides, he also became a crossdresser for personal reasons in the first place and couldn't blame her for it.
    • She's a good enough detective that the Public Security Bureau comes to her for help and trusts her with a sidearm (in a country that has incredibly strict gun-control laws). On top of that, she has excellent marksmanship, is a certified genius-level intellect, has looks that make boys and girls of all sexualities swoon both before AND after her gender reveal (and even won a school beauty pageant by bailing on it), plays the piano, is a confident cyclist, and is actually a pretty good cook. She's terrible at skiing, though.
    • Conan respects Naoto Shirogane's skill as a detective, as well as being another teenage detective who can match his skill and how she continues the Shirogane family line of detectives. He feels bad for how she felt the need to cross-dress as a boy because of sexism in the police force and how her age would make people ignore her. He is proud to hear that she started to express her femininity more often and become much more open to others, starting with her friends in the Investigation Team. The two often discuss their favorite mystery novels as they read the genre growing up and try to recommend to each other similar books of the genre that they think should be read. At Conan's urging, she has begun reading his father's mystery novels.
      • After the Midnight Stage incident, she's also learning how to play the violin, courtesy of Sherlock Holmes, a detective she admired as she mostly grew up reading detective literature and watching boyish shows. Realizing that they have some similarities such as being extremely lonely until they gained friends they cared for and having no need for romance, they became fellow detective partners ever since. She also has respect for Holmes's assistant, John Watson and likes that he's asking the important serious questions and his willingness to listen when people around her are silly to not take her seriously.
    • Respects Phoenix Wright's determination to search for the truth, especially that one case of his where he's willing to put his defender in jail after realizing that he is guilty. Though she is always baffled that most of his accusations and evidences are merely bluffing.
    • Naoto has approached Soda Popinski and asked that he make sure that Rise, Teddie, and Yukiko never go near his soda. She told him of how they all got inebriated purely by thinking that they were, and since Popinski has a similar effect with his drinks, nothing short of disaster (and hilarity) could ensue. Yu has shown his support for this by refusing to have any of it either after his attempt to simply play the part at the time.
    • During the events of Vienna Burning, she and Kyoko were sent to the mortal plane to apprehend whomever was blowing up parts of Austria. Which turned out to be Kotonoha. The two of them hate her after seeing what she was capable of doing, which included blowing up several major towns in Austria, becoming a serial killer, and plunging the entire nation into a state of emergency.
    • Despite that timeline no longer considered canon (by fans and creators alike), Naoto has been gifted by Igor the Persona she got there, Amatsu-Mikaboshi. Of course, the real one wasn't amused with that and the two were instant enemies after that.
    • Naoto has been curious about a recent series of thefts, and mysterious wave of 'changes of heart' in the Pantheon. She is investigating them, and has noticed some very familiar aspects to them.
      • Upon their ascension, she did have misgivings for what they do, but ultimately — thanks to Yu as well as hearing of the circumstances the Phantom Thieves of Hearts — was able to get along with them. They on their part were somewhat awed to see just who the original Detective Prince was and they all (Naoto included) agree that she's definitely more fitting of the title than its "successor", Goro Akechi. She and Ann Takamaki in particular have made surprisingly good friends.
      • Her opinion on her so-called Second Advent is that he's a disgrace. Before learning the truth about him, they got along pretty well, with Naoto considering it a great honor and Akechi respecting her greatly. Naoto's opinion of him dropped severely when she learned of his actions. Alignment aside, he just worked for popularity while she genuinely wanted to help other people. Also, his personality is almost a mix of hers and Adachi's, and the latter isn't amused by that either. However, even she has trouble what to think about his undeniably horrible childhood after being abandoned by his illegitimate father, Masayoshi Shido, or his apparent sacrifice for the Phantom Thieves to stop his father.
    • While she was busy crossing fate, she got along with the likes of Hyde Kido (who hopes to control his power), Orie Ballardiae (thanks to Naoto's profession and Orie's belief in justice), Noel Vermillion (who are both shy gun-wielding girls), and Weiss Schnee (despite Naoto calling her the Ice Queen).

    The Literature Club (When Supernatural Battles Became Commonplace
The Literature Club Members , Deity Group of Normalcy Despite Strangeness (As whole: Virgin Child. Andou: Guiltia Sin Jurai, Conqueror of Chaos, Dark and Dark, Ju-kun, An-san. Tomoyo: Endless Paradox, Yugami Hizumi. Hatoko: Hato. Chifuyu: Chi-chan)
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Left to right: Sayumi, Hatoko, Andou, Tomoyo and Chifuyu
  • Demigod (Andou), Lesser Gods (Sayumi on her own account, Chifuyu when not motivated, Tomoyo, Jurai with Dark and Dark of the End), Intermediate Gods (Chifuyu when motivated, Hatoko)
  • Symbols: A dark flame (Jurai), a clock (Tomoyo), a silhouette of a bird (Hatoko), an open notebook (Sayumi) and a squirrel (Chifuyu)
  • Alignment: True Neutral (Andou is capable of being Neutral Good)
  • Portfolio:
  • Domains: Groups, Superpowers (all), Fire, Chuunibyou (Andou), Time, Attitude, Hair, Writing (Tomoyo), Elemental Powers, Niceness, Hair (Hatoko), Knowledge, Karate (Sayumi), Creation, Space, Children (Chifuyu)
  • Allies:
  • Enemies: Amon (Andou and Sayumi), Ghetsis (Andou), Herr D. D. Drosselmeyer (Chifuyu)
  • Admires: Miyabi (Andou)
  • What would happen if you were to give a chuunibyou, a former chuunibyou, an air-head, a former perfectionist and a grade schooler superpowers? Surprisingly, not much. When the Literature Club got their powers, they decided to keep them a secret from the world and aside of encountering one or two other superhumans, nothing special came from it.
  • Andous power is called Dark and Dark, what allows him to generate a violet-black flame on his right arm... and that's about it. The flame is lukewarm at best, cannot be thrown at anything, it probably doesn't even generate light. Utterly useless outside of coolness factor, which he is fine with.
    • Its awakened form, Dark and Dark of the End, on other hand, can actually be used in combat, as it is actually hot and can be used as a projectile... if it wasn't for the fact that it hurts the user when they use it, and the fact that it is an eternal, burning flame what cannot be extinguished by any means (even stealing away his powers won't solve it), forcing one to amputate their own arm to get rid of it. Meaning that it is a threat to any one it touches, including the user itself.
  • Andou ends to be really hammy with his actions due of being an incurable chuunibyou, and tends to always sound ominous and dark, something what can be somewhat annoying. However, he is actually rather intelligent. Above average grades, master of Alternate Character Reading, has wide array of normally useless knowledge (even if its mainly due of coolness factor), can give out surprising words of wisdom, and when put on a shove, he can pull out rather good gambles.
  • Andou has been noted to sounding like Accelerator and Rin Okumura. Ironically, since he lost the Superpower Lottery, where as Accelerator won it hard, and Rin can actually generate real flames. He tends to get along with Rin, though not so with Accelerator. Rin even thinks that the reason why Andou's flames are just for show is because he isn't a type of guy to harm any one.
  • Andou gets along with Alice due of both having wild imagination, and Andou being good with kids thanks to Chifuyu. Though he tends to avoid Liddell.
    • He also gets well with Yotsuba and Osaka, due of rather wild imagination. He also hangs around with Eko, thinking that her powers are similar to Chifuyu. Though he admits that he would rather not play "battle".
  • Andou hates Amon due of his plans of sealing superpowers away. He also hates Ghetsis for same thing, and that he wants to do that because he wants to be the only one to have Pokémon. In fact, due of his voice he tends to dislike a certain Persona user who can separate the Persona from their user.
  • No one is really sure if his first name is Jurai or July. Though it is definitely not Judai. As in, Judai Yuki, Bearer of Gentle Darkness.
  • Tomoyo's power is called Closed Clock. While it doesn't allow her to rewind time, it allows her to speed up, slow down or outright stop time as she pleases.
  • While there are plenty of time controllers in the Pantheon, Tomoyo only has really befriended Gasper and Oyashiro due the fact that there aren't many good time controllers. Some gods wonder if she might someday learn the power to rewind time.
  • As much as she hates to admit it, Tomoyo is a former chuunibyou. The reason why she stopped being one was after Andou said that she should stop that. Which in return turned Andou into one. That being said, she isn't completely over that, as she tends to sometimes slip back into her past behaviour for time to time.
    • For example, she does want to become a light novel author, but she wants to keep it a secret. Which is why she has a bond with Mirai, as she is also bit embarrassed about her writing career, at least to the rest of the Crimson Squad.
  • Tomoyo seems to sympathize with Imu as both of them are concern about their siblings, who are social shut-ins. If only she knew that her brother is doing plenty of stuff right under her nose. Especially keeping the Literature Club out of actual confrontations with other superpowered humans.
  • Tomoyo begrudgingly has an alliance with Shana as Tomoyo does indeed like Andou, she is just unable to really admit her feelings to him. And no, she wants that love story to have a happy ending. Shut up Merona. It doesn't matter if you two sound the same.
  • Hatoko's power is called Over Element, which allows her to control fire, water, wind, earth and light. She can even mix her powers up to control other aspects of nature like using fire and earth to create magma.
    • Unfortunately, unlike her friends who can use their powers in more mundane fashion, Hatoko's powers are too powerful to be used normally.
  • Hatoko has been seen training her elemental abilities with Aang and Korra, hopefully to find a common purpose to her powers. Though some gods want to joke that while it took quite a while for Aang and Korra to gain their powers, Hatoko got them basically from a silver platter.
  • If there is one thing Hatoko wishes she would erase from her history, it would be her frustration-induced rant forwards Andou. Maybe not for the rant itself but how other people took it. Her rant was due of her not getting Andou's chuunibyou speech and attitude, as she really does want to understand him. Heck, when she is told by another person she is not supposed to understand him, she took it rather well. But no, people think she is saying that forwards chuunibyou in general, even if Andou's chuuni attitude is his biggest strength.
  • Hatoko sympathises with Houki and Lingyin as she also wishes that Andou would pick her over the other as his lover, even once trying to actively trying to make him fall for her, which didn't work that well (though he did ensure that she is someone special for him).
  • Hatoko seems to get along with other rose-haired goddesses like Alisa and Heart Aino. She seems to want to help out Heart with her cooking in particular.
  • Sayumi possesses a power named Route of Origin, what allows her to return anything to its original state. What does one mean by that? Well, like healing wounds and fixing clothing, to teleporting backwards, to being able to outright recover missing people to recover a group to its full cast. This also possibly includes Necromancy, but she has promised to never use her powers for that.
    • Note that her definition of "origin" of something also places limiters to her powers. For example, she could De-Power someone if she doesn't see this being their natural state... but her powers fail to work if she sees the powered form being the person's natural state.
  • Sayumi's ascension brought a lot of attention from gods from GUAG, making them talk about a lot of ways she could help them, like removing powers from GUAE members or even recovering powers from some other gods who lost them. However,the constant pestering from them almost made Sayumi break down if it wasn't for Andou stepping in and calling everyone out, saying that only person who can ultimately decide on how to use her powers is Sayumi. Sayumi was rather surprised by his comment, but also grateful.
  • Sayumi once visited Miki to have a nice talk with her. She says that she admires her for seeking perfection without going crazy, with Sayumi having the idea that "there is no such thing as perfection, but it doesn't hurt to seek for it" (note that she used to be bit insane with perfectionism, but got better). However, she also reminded her that she doesn't need to always be perfect, quoting something what her grandmother used to say:
    "Become a proper woman. Then, you'll surely find someone who tells you it's okay not to be proper"
  • Surprisingly, Sayumi likes to visit House of Sports due the fact that she is master at karate. There was one time when Rize popped out of nowhere and pointed her with her Glock... only for Sayumi in instinct disarm and put her in an arm lock. She did apologized to her after that.
  • Sayumi would really like if you weren't call her cute. She tends to react rather noticeably if someone calls her that.
  • Sayumi seemed to have gained some admiration from Xenovia. Where Xenovia is a bruiser with little knowledge, Sayumi is bruiser with a lot of knowledge. And where Xenovia wants to become a Student Council President, Sayumi was one at middle school and aimed to be one in high school before gaining her powers. There is one more thing.
  • Some gods have said outright that Sayumi has no chance of getting Andou if she wanted to due of not having any of the flags triggered in time. Most of them have tasted of her bare fist with her saying that if he falls for her, then good, but if not, then fine. She doesn't want anyone to tell her anything about it. And she definitely doesn't need any help getting him.
  • Chifuyu's power is called World Create, what allows her to create anything from thin air from small scale stuff like costumes and spears, to larger scale stuff like entire tennis courts and possibly mechas. She can also use her powers to warp space, creating pocket dimensions and portals to other places. She can possibly even create life, but she promised to never use her powers for that.
    • However, some gods called her out on the last part due of her possibly creating Life Fiber on few occasions, which is technically alive. She had a bit of a breakdown before Andou tried told her that she didn't know any better.
  • Where Chifuyu can potentially be really powerful goddess, she is usually not motivated enough to really use her powers to its fullest. We are talking about a girl who either gets 100 or 0 at any test, based on how motivated she is.
  • Chifuyu is sometimes seen in House of Craft as some gods want to improve her abilities regarding finer points of the objects. Though most of the time, they want her to make stuff for future use. She doesn't mind, but she does require quite a bit of tutoring on what certain things are.
  • Chifuyu is usually seen carrying around a squirrel plush called Lissun. Where she is not really depended on it and worst she gets is use it as a hand puppet when grumpy, she can lose confidence in seconds without it.
  • Besides being a Token Mini-Moe, Chifuyu is unusually popular in West of the archetype. Mainly due the fact that she is stoic, smart enough to poke fun of Andou. Though her affection forwards him can be bit off-putting.
  • Edward Elric is bothered by Chifuyu due the fact that she can create practically anything without giving anything in return. Well, what is apparent, that is.

    The Pagemaster 
The Pagemaster, Guardian of the Written Word and God of Reading Aesops (Mr. Dewey?)
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  • Intermediate God
  • Symbol: A large scroll.
  • Theme Song: The Library...The Pagemaster...
  • Alignment: Neutral Good
  • Portfolio: "Reading Is Cool" Aesop, Magic Librarian, Portal Books, Wrote the Book, Badass Bookworm, Guile Hero, Intrepid Fictioneer, Secret Test of Character
  • Domains: Books, Reading, Libraries, Fiction, Imagination
  • High Priest: LeVar Burton (for hosting Reading Rainbow)
  • Heralds: Richard Tyler, Adventure, Fantasy, and Horror.
  • Allies: The Old Man of the Wandering Mountain, Historie, The Librarian, Jack and Annie, Yuki Nagato, Fred Rogers, Belle.
  • Opposes: Judge Doom
  • Has knowledge of every single book written in existence across the multiverse, though he has not read all of them.
    • Subverted one time only. When asked to reveal where The King in Yellow came from, the Pagemaster revealed he had no knowledge of it ever being written and has no idea where it comes from.
  • Likes to bring inspiration and imagination to potential writers and has been unknowingly present unseen at the writings of many famous books.
  • Once worked as a High Priest for the Old Man of the Wandering Mountain, but learnt of his own ascension when he took a look in his former master's book.
  • He has been offered a place in the House of Craft but decided to remain in the House of Knowledge due to its library.
  • Never missed an episode of Reading Rainbow and has great respect for LeVar Burton. Also has admiration for Jim Henson and Mr. Rogers.
  • Has a tendency of putting people through Secret Tests of Character by sending them into a Portal Book and taking part is works of fiction.
    • He once met up with Jack and Annie and was interested in their tree house capable of sending them into books. After learning that they were connected to the great wizards Morgan le Fey and Merlin, he decided to make them his apprentices in the pursuit of creating their own stories.
    • Some have expressed concern with putting people (especially the children) into these tests that have enough dangers for them to risk getting killed. It's been theorized that by being made into characters of the Pagemaster's story, they also become subject to the usual narrative tropes. And that includes Plot Armor. That, and he would very likely intervene if things go so wrong to need his intervention; a Deus ex Machina.
  • Has had two Heroic BSODs in his life - once after reading one of Stephanie Meyer's books, and again after reading Fifty Shades of Grey.
  • A petition has recently circulated to replace The Pagemaster with The Archive, given the similar nature and broader scope of her abilities. When asked to comment, Ivy said she would decline the position regardless of whatever decision was made, citing The Archive's millennia long policy of strict neutrality and the fact that she hasn't made an appearance for several books now. Only The Pagemaster understood that last part.
  • Has been noted to sound similar to both Doc Brown (something the Pagemaster liked) and Judge Doom (something he deeply disliked; he might be an animated illustration instead of a toon, but this still means he can be killed by Dip).
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Lesser Gods

    Applejack 
Applejack, Goddess of Honesty Aesops (AJ, The Most Loyalest of Friends and Most Dependable of Ponies, Applesmack, Cowgirl, Workhorse, Applejohn, Mistress Mare-velous, Apple Jewel, Appleshack, Apple Chord, Orange Poppy)
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    The Lorax 
The Lorax, God of Green Aesops
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    Nick Sax & Happy 
Nick Sax & Happilocus Imaginus, Divine Oddball Crime-Fighting Duo
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Nick Sax, with Happy behind him
  • Lesser God (Happy); Demigod (Nick)
  • Symbol: A blue feather
  • Alignment: Between Chaotic Neutral and Chaotic Good, trying to be the latter (Nick); Neutral Good (Happy)
  • Portfolio: Odd Couple
  • Domains: Pairs, Investigation
  • Allies: Roger Rabbit, Eddie Valiant
  • Enemies: The Slavers, SCP-4666, Robot Santa Claus, 456 Ambassador, Judge Doom
  • Not so different from: Sam & Max
  • Foil to: Cole Phelps (Nick only)
  • Nick Sax is a cop-turned hitman with an addiction to alcohol and drugs whose life is a mess. Happy is a small blue cartoon unicorn with an energetic disposition and the imaginary friend of Hailey, a little girl. Together, they navigate the gritty crime-filled cesspool that is New York City during Christmastime to search for Hailey (who happens to be Nick’s daughter) and fight all sorts of shady characters to get her back (and go on further adventures after rescuing her). For how much of a strange pairing it may be, that little cartoon unicorn might just be the one to help get Nick’s life back on track.
  • A prolonged period of time has passed since what happened at Mr. Sonny’s Easter Eggstacular and Happy, with the knowledge that Nick was still alive, traveled somewhere and ended up in a place that looked familiar to New York, but at the same time wasn’t really New York. As he went around the city, he discovered that it was part of a place known as the Pantheon and that it was much bigger than Happy could have imagined. As he eavesdropped on the conversations made by denizens of the Pantheon, he learned of the nature of that place and how things were both good and bad there. After some time, he managed to find Nick and was relieved to know that Nick was alive, even if the latter is a bit bewildered to see Happy again at first. In any case, with how much trouble happens in the Pantheon, the two have continued to investigate the troubles that occur within the place, with the pair often getting into their own set of troubles during such.
  • It’s rather easy to see surface-level similarities between this crime-fighting duo and another one consisting of Eddie Valiant and Roger Rabbit. Eddie and Nick function as hard-headed detectives going through a hard time in their life while Happy and Roger serve as their peppy cartoon sidekick helping them with their mission and trying to improve their human friend’s disposition while at it. In terms of the severity of the crimes both duos went up against, Eddie and Roger had to deal with a potential genocide of toons while Eddie and Nick went through a lot of bloody events involving child kidnapping, drugs, and possible psychological damage amid all of it. Both parties learned quite a bit about the other, with Happy and Roger getting along rather easily and Eddie giving Nick some advice on how to improve in the long run. Nick and Happy also learned about Judge Doom and The Dip through Eddie and Roger, with Doom being a psychotic toon who wants to wipe out all other toons to build a highway of his own and The Dip being a weapon that can kill toons, Happy very likely included. Both Nick and Happy knew that going up against Judge Doom would require different methods to take him down, with the Judge being very annoyed at seeing a duo too similar (even with certain traits exaggerated) to Eddie and Roger and looking to take them down once Eddie and Roger are out of the way.
  • Another unusual duo dedicated to looking into weird events was Sam and Max, who found the idea of an alcoholic cop-turned-hitman and a unicorn working together strange enough to look further into. Both Nick and Happy ended up encountering Sam and Max at different points in time and the similarities in how they get caught up in bizarre adventures and how they are less than sane in a number of ways even if they’re willing to engage in heroics wasn’t lost on both parties. Whereas Sam is more sane compared to the hyperactive Max, but is willing to let the latter loose whenever Justice is involved, Happy is quite energetic, but often has to make sure the cynical and violent Nick doesn’t lose his way. Whenever both duos aren’t involved with going after crime (sometimes with the other involved), they sometimes patake in poker games with each other, which often takes a turn for the weird depending on who else they’re playing with.
  • Very Bad Santa, a deranged psychopath who is dressed up like Santa Claus and kidnapped Nick’s daughter, was a major enemy of Nick and Happy during the duo’s first Christmas together and the Pantheon featured a selection of other horrifying Santas for Nick and Happy to contend with. Whereas Very Bad Santa was ultimately grounded in reality for the most part when it came to criminal actions, the evil Santas in the Pantheon were much more fantastical, but no less deadly in terms of what they’re capable of. While Robot Santa Claus was enough of a problem already given how he’s willing to shoot anyone he deems naughty (which is to say a lot of people), it was SCP-4666 and his penchant for torture and mutilation that was a bigger issue for Nick and Happy given how his line of work is just as bad, if not worse, than that of Very Bad Santa.
  • Aside from Very Bad Santa’s weird quirks, that fact remains that he is a child kidnapper and lobotomized his victims, something he intended to do with Hailey. There were plenty of other child kidnappers and criminals present in the Pantheon for Nick and Happy to contend with, with a good number of them being even more horrifying than what the duo were used to. The 456 was a group of aliens who kidnap children to use them as recreational drugs, something that horrified Happy to a greater level than lobotomizing victims to be mentally children forever and Nick found them to be extremely irritating. As for actual human criminals, Nick found The Slavers to be rather reminiscent of some criminals he’s gone up against prior, but far more extreme. Nick has often thwarted the trio’s attempts at causing damage to the Pantheon, with Happy eavesdropping on The Slaver’s conversations (often with an uneasy look on his face) to learn what their next plan of action is.
  • Nick used to be an effective detective, but things quickly turned sour for him for a multitude of reasons and has since become a hitman, but has crossed paths with his former detective partner to get to the bottom of the shared crime they’re going after. Two particular detectives who could understand Nick’s personal issues were Rust Cohle and Marty Hart given their own problems they had to contend with in addition to being detectives. Rust’s daughter died in a car accident, leading to a divorce and he became an alcoholic and holds a very cynical view of the world while Marty found a suspect who indulged in child slavery and killed said suspect despite the suspect not having involvement in a particular murder. While there was plenty about Nick that the duo found strange (especially the part about his partner being a cartoon unicorn), Rust and Marty were generally understanding of Nick and he has sometimes worked with the two in cracking down cases every now and then.
    • Speaking of flawed detectives, Cole Phelps and Nick Sax could be considered opposites of each other in many ways. While both have gone through a lot of turmoil in the present related to their professions, Cole largely remained a good detective despite having a checkered past whereas Nick used to be a good detective in the past before things went downhill for him. Given how much Cole has been trying to make up for his mistakes, he’s been hoping that Nick will do the same, particularly since Nick’s current attitude leaves a lot to be desired.
  • One thing that Nick has a fondness of is alcohol and even his attempts to go cold turkey during his attempts to try and be a good parent to Hailey didn’t work (though the fact that he took trace amounts of alcohol via breath freshener was an indication that him giving up on alcohol wasn’t going to stick at all). There were plenty of other alcoholics of varying temperaments in the Pantheon for Nick to hang out with whenever he isn’t going up against criminals of some kind. Nick has managed to find plenty of places that serve alcohol in the Pantheon and while he is willing to maintain a conversation with the more friendly alcoholics, the bars that Nick visits will sometimes end up getting involved in a fight, often by criminals who attempt to disrupt the peace for their own fun.
  • Despite Hailey being Nick’s daughter, his personal problems, on top of not knowing about her existence until Happy told him about her, has led to problems arising after Nick rescuing (and this is not getting into a whole other set of problems Hailey’s mother had to go through). This led to a lot of benevolent parents feeling that Nick’s flaws were obvious enough that he had to try harder than he is at the moment to overcome them and really be a good parent towards Hailey. As for abusive parents, given how Nick encountered an individual who murdered his own wife and baby (going so far as to microwave the latter) and violently attacked the perpetrator, he has a lot of problems with parents in the Pantheon who are abusive/murderous towards their own children. While he certainly won’t hesitate to go after the more “mundane” bad parents, those with supernatural traits of some kind are going to be another thing entirely.
  • Beyond just being Nick’s closest companion, Happy was ultimately someone who did the best he could to try and rebuild Nick’s messy life, even if nasty crimes happen around them. Jiminy Cricket, who has followed Pinocchio with the intention of helping the latter understand right and wrong while working his way to become a real boy, took interest in another individual who tried to play conscience for someone else and he ended up learning a lot more than what he bargained for upon meeting Happy. Happy bore witness to a lot of dark things such as child kidnappings, alcoholism, sex, and violence, concepts that disturbed Jiminy and Happy added that there’s a lot happening that it’s difficult for Nick to at least be what he was before he became who he is currently. It took a bit of time for Jiminy to fully understand what Happy was talking about (especially since Happy is talking about hanging out with a grown man instead of a young boy), but understood that if Happy were to continue helping out Nick to the best of his abilities, then there will be some progress made even if it’s not huge steps forward. In some ways, Jiminy has been a confidant for what Happy deals with, even if the subject matter continues to be disturbing to the cricket.
  • As an imaginary friend, Happy was interested in seeing others in the Pantheon that fulfilled a similar role he did, even if what happened among such others were very different. This led him to meet the quartet of Bloo, Wilt, Eduardo, & Coco, all of whom were part of Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends, a place where imaginary friends can stay when they outlive their creator. The quartet was welcoming of Happy, especially since he had quite a bit going for him as an imaginary friend and being a hyperactive blue unicorn made by a little girl, but was very surprised to learn that not only Happy accompanies a grizzled adult, but that what the unicorn went through was much more extreme than anyone involved with the residence could have imagined, up to and including hearing about almost every imaginary friend in his world dying as a result of a loss of innocence by those who imagined him (to put it lightly).
  • Happy ended up meeting God (or at least a version of him), who was described as an imaginary friend of an entire civilization and gave Happy some motivation to keep going in spite of the terrible things that happened prior to that encounter. Learning that the Pantheon had different versions of God was quite a bit for Happy to take in, though he did meet a different version of that figure and while he noticed the benevolence was largely the same, that version of God was not without his flaws that Happy noticed. In any case, knowing what Happy had gone through and how things aren’t going to settle down anytime soon, that God has added onto the advice that “the voice from the clouds” (as he referred to the God who Happy met before) and in turn, Happy managed to find a good conversation partner.

    Ruby and Tom (Ruby Quest
Ruby and Tom, God and Goddess of Ontological Mysteries (Ruby: Subject #7; Tom: Subject #5 (actually Subject #6), Mr. Gar Cat Guy)
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  • Lesser Deities
  • Symbol: Ruby and Tom's ears
  • Alignments
  • Portfolio
  • Domains: Horror, Survival, Art (simplistic), Mutation
  • Heralds: Jay, Red, Stitches, Bella
  • Followers: many heroes of text-parser and graphic adventure games
  • Allies: The Villager, Isabelle, the Redfield Siblings, Leon Scott Kennedy, Jill Valentine, other Resident Evil heroes, Chell, Nabi and Doki
  • Enemies: Albert Wesker, evil (in other words, most) mad scientists (i.e. Shou Tucker, The Medic of Team Fortress), eldritch horrors (i.e. Cthulhu, Khorne, Nurgle, Slaanesh, Tzeentch), Jigsaw
  • Uneasy Around: Tom Nook
  • Complicated Relationship with: The Mob (Ruby more than Tom)
  • When a young female rabbit named Ruby woke up in a coffin-like locker, she had no memory of where she was or how she got there, and so set out not only to find the answers, but also to escape. She quickly ran into Tom, who was in a similar situation (though in his case, he was locked in a cage). Together, the two would perform puzzles, fight horrible abominations, and try to escape the massive underwater complex they came to realize they were trapped in. This place was known simply as The Metal Glen, which turned out to be some kind of medical facility that Dug Too Deep and apparently woke up an Eldritch Abomination.
    • After much strife and near-death encounters, they finally managed to escape from the Metal Glen, riding to the mainland on an automated tram, and with a third party with them — an unfortunate bird named Jay. To their surprise, though, the mainland was not the mainland they had any memory of. In fact, they quickly realized that they had unknowingly gone through a portal (which appeared too suddenly for them to initially notice) that led to a place called The Pantheon. They were greeted by a group of powerful beings. Initially, they were worried, but the group soon helped them realize they weren't in danger here. One trip to the Court of the Gods later, and Ruby and Tom were given a title as residents of this new world. They had dealt with some crazy things back in the Glen, but this took the cake!
    • They were told they would need heralds — allies from their world — and they picked Jay as their first. When they were told some of their old, deceased friends from the Glade could be brought back to life for the purpose of heraldry, they instantly picked Bella (who they decided deserved some happiness in the form of freedom), and then Red (the first person to really help them in the Glen), and finally Stitches (who saved Tom's life, likely at the expense of his own). Of course, all three of them had to have certain physical and psychological issues to attend to. Some of these were already fixed upon resurrection in the House of Life and Vitality — namely, Red was calmer now than he was the last time Ruby and Tom encountered him, Bella didn't have her cybernetic forced life support, and Stitches was more mentally put together and didn't have that second toothy maw — but their experiences in the Glen certainly left scars, same as Ruby, Tom, and Jay. Ultimately, though, the newly-resurrected trio felt safer here, especially Bella, who was no longer stuck to a machine. She was finally on the surface — well, a surface, but it was certainly better than being stuck in the complex, so close to freedom but never being able to get up there. For the first time in years, she was genuinely happy.
  • The Villager, Tom Nook, and Isabelle were told that "Tom and Ruby have been ascended". When they went to greet them at their new temple, they were surprised to find a rabbit and cat who, while bearing some similarities to the animal villagers they knew by those names, were still quite different. Ruby and Tom were happy to see some familiar faces, but whenever they look at Tom Nook, they get flashbacks to their encounters with Subject 6 (or rather, Subject 5). They have said that Mr. Nook looks like a healthier (if overweight) and un-mutated version of the creature.
  • Having survived a facility full of mutated, misshapen horrors, they found they had plenty in common with the likes of Chris Redfield, Jill Valentine, and Leon S. Kennedy. The BSAA agents have promised that if Ruby and Tom ever encounter some such horrors again, they need only call. Of course, this new alliance resulted in Wesker considering the pair another set of enemies to "take care of". The feeling is mutual; Wesker, and anyone else who would willingly create horrific monsters like the ones they had encountered, are at the top of their shitlist.
    • Another person they felt a kinship with was Chell, who was trapped in a strange, abandoned facility to complete puzzles and tests under the watch of GLaDOS. It is a bit difficult to communicate with Chell, though, seeing as she's a Silent Protagonist and all.
    • The mad scientist they hate the most would have to be Shou Tucker; to have created a pair of Chimeras using his own wife and daughter, and all for a goddamn grant, reminded the pair too much of the doctors responsible for what happened at the Metal Glen.
    • A close second for "most hated mad scientist" would have to be Team Fortress's Medic, Mr. Ludwig. The man is supposed to heal his teammates, but he seems more interested in experimenting on people, i.e. replacing their organs with those of other creatures. "Ze healing is not as revarding as ze hurting" is one quote of his that told them all they need to know about him, and it definitely left a bad taste in their mouths.
  • Ruby and Tom have had quite enough of eldritch horrors for one lifetime, and as such, do their best to avoid any that exist in the Pantheon. The creations of H.P. Lovecraft are at the top of that list of beings to avoid, which of course includes one Cthulhu. The Chaos Gods and their Daemons are also given a wide berth — a whole House's worth of space!
  • Ruby has been approached by some psychically-inclined deities, either curious about her third eye or offering to teach her how to better use it. She has declined those offers, and has explained that using the eye kinda hurts. On a more positive note, Tom loves rough-housing with other deities in the House of Combat, and serving as part of a demolition crew in the House of Craft. Basically, if he can get violent without having good reason to feel guilty about it, he's up for it.
  • It should be noted that the duo — especially Ruby — were sort-of guided through the Glen by the Mob. Having met them in person in the Pantheon was an...interesting experience. One word: Overload.
  • They were surprised to learn they weren't the only rabbit-cat couple in the Pantheon. Nabi and Doki are quite a charming couple, but they had to endure harsh criticism from their peers, all because of their Interspecies Romance. Nonetheless, Ruby and Tom are happy for them, and hope they never have to endure anything like the horrors found in the Glen.
  • They are rather afraid of Jigsaw. The idea of a serial killer who would kidnap people by knocking them out and then placing them in a game of life-and-death reminds them too much of what they had to endure in the Metal Glen.
  • They have the admiration of many of the Pantheon's puzzle-solvers for some of the challenges they faced in the Glen. Detective-types have also complimented the pair on their deductive skills. However, the latter group started giving Tom suspicious and/or cautious glances lately; they've been tipped off about something, and they're wondering if Tom knows this little secret...
    • None of the deities who know about Tom's identity as the true Subject 6 — a very violent subject — have had the courage to discuss it with the pair yet... They hope to everything they hold sacred that no malevolent deity finds out and uses it against the two...and that Tom doesn't know about — and thus, isn't actively hiding — his identity as Subject 6...
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Demigods

    Buck 
Buck, God of Stray Animal Stories
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  • Demigod
  • Symbol: Himself
  • Theme Music: The Call of the Wild
  • Alignment: Neutral Good
  • Portfolio: Heroic Dog, A Pet into the Wild, Canadian Western, formerly a sled dog
  • Domains: Dogs, Survival
  • Allies: Dogmeat, Balto, Rowf & Snitter, Nintendogs, Hazel, Pocahontas, Elsa, Eliza Thornberry
  • Enemies: Cruella De Vil, Fred C. Dobbs, Flintheart Glomgold
  • On good terms with: Snoopy, Moro
  • The Klondike Gold Rush in Yukon, Canada during the late 1890’s was quite a time for everyone involved. Buck is a mixed breed dog who gets sold off to Canada to become a sled dog and is forced to endure a harsh world full of danger and uncaring humans, with his wild animal instincts slowly growing inside him. Along the way, he encounters John Thornton, an outdoorsman who Buck takes a liking towards. Once Thornton dies, Buck avenges his death and with no remaining humans to properly interact with, Buck ultimately answers the call of the wild and becomes the leader of a wolf pack.
  • Buck had already been used to his time in the wild, though many of his memories from prior continued to stick with him. One night, the stars shone brighter than before as Buck was getting ready to sleep after another day had passed. Buck noticed some lights from afar before he closed his eyes and the following day, he noticed some buildings in a small town that wasn’t there before, seemingly the source of the lights from the night prior. It turned out that his home was closer to the Pantheon than Buck had realized (even if he had no idea of what the Pantheon even was beforehand), with plenty of adventures waiting to come to him well into his time as a wild animal.
  • While Buck has opted to continue living in the wilderness even after learning that it’s a part of the Pantheon, there are plenty of kind-hearted humans with a personality akin to Thornton’s that are willing to befriend him. Among them were Eliza Thornberry, a girl that has traveled through jungles and made friends with animals by directly communicating with them. One of her expeditions with her family led to a frozen landscape and it was there that she encountered Buck and his wolfpack. From there, she learned about what Buck had gone through prior to adapting to the wild and since then, Eliza and Buck developed a friendship with each other.
  • One group of canines who Buck was able to relate to very well were the Dogmeats. Even if the circumstances and time period that the Dogmeats had to go through was much worse than Buck, what didn’t change is their unflinching loyalty to their masters and how they’ll protect them from any danger that lurks. The Dogmeats occasionally travel with Buck across the frozen wilderness that the latter resides in though Buck has only gotten brief glimpses of the barren wasteland that the Dogmeats traverse across.
  • Balto was one dog that quickly became interested in Buck after hearing about how another sled-dog traversed through a dangerous frozen landscape. There is a noticeable contrast between the two as while Buck was formerly a pet that cared about a human and later became a wild animal, Balto wanted to be accepted by humans in spite of being a wolfdog. While Balto has had experience with living in the wild, Buck is usually the one to aid Balto whenever they’re attacked. Their determination and strong bond with someone they cared about being a motivator for accomplishing their goals helped strengthen the friendship between Buck and Balto.
  • Things are a bit unusual between Snoopy and Buck as far as how things are between them. It could be chalked up to Snoopy having a nightmare at one point that he was part of a group of sled dogs similar to Buck that resulted in him regaining his animal instincts and ended with him and the other sled dogs drowning in frozen water. That said, Buck considered John Thornton to be a valuable companion the same way that Snoopy sees Charlie Brown as a good friend, something that both dogs can understand. While Snoopy does have quite an imagination and the idea of meeting an actual sled dog that went through plenty of trouble was unnerving for Snoopy given the nightmare, there’s no hostility between him and Buck otherwise.
  • Moro, being a wolf that’s very much aligned with nature, finds Buck’s story to be unusual given how the latter started off as a domesticated animal that was abused by some humans and later came to hold his final human master in high regard before embracing his animal instincts. Moro later found Buck during a cold winter day, telling him about the forest she and the rest of the denizens there protect and Buck finding her to be a potent leader of her own pack and one with more authority than he couldn’t surpass. She has some respect for Buck for embracing his animal heritage in a time where humans are prone to vices, while still acknowledging how Thornton was a benevolent human who bonded with Buck akin to how Ashitaka came to understand San, a woman who was one with nature and animals.
  • Throughout his journey and especially before meeting John Thornton, Buck had to put up with people who abused him and the other sled dogs. The fact that there are just as plenty of people in the Pantheon who like to abuse animals (dogs especially) as those who are fond of canines, didn’t go over well with him. Worse yet is that there are deities such as Cruella De Vil who are actively trying to kill dogs for their own personal treasure. If Cruella were to end up trying to find a wild dog like Buck to make a coat out of it, then Buck is willing to scare her out of doing it.
  • Given the time period of Buck’s adventures and how he traveled with people who are seeking gold, it didn’t take long for others who have a strong desire for that treasure to try and force Buck to work with them. While the money-seeking, but still friendly deities haven’t put Buck in even worse danger, there are those such as Fred C. Dobbs and Flintheart Glomgold, greedy deities who are willing to leave others for dead after they’ve used them to earn gold, who are willing to seek out gold in Buck’s location. They haven’t been successful in forcing Buck to work with them given how the canine and his pack have driven them out repeatedly and how Buck doesn’t want to be associated with abusive masters anymore.
  • Rowf and Snitter had a rather unusual meeting with Buck as the two were trying to evade someone determined to capture them. The two learned about what Buck had gone through, especially in regards to having some earlier abusive masters and one kind-hearted human who Buck would later avenge. Snitter seems to understand Buck’s ordeal rather well considering the variety of humans the latter had encountered, though Rowf was a bit skeptical about Buck having a good relationship with a human considering the dangers Thornton had encountered and getting killed by what Rowf perceived to be as savages. Buck found what Rowf and Snitter had to go through to be even more extreme than his own abuse and was willing to let the two travel with him and his pack.
  • What ultimately drove Buck into being a part of the wild was avenging Thornton’s death via attacking The Yeehats, a Native American tribe. This incident was something Buck wouldn’t forget and the fact that some Native Americans were in the Pantheon, some possibly within the area Buck and his wolfpack roam, was something that Buck wasn’t happy with. Unlike the presumably hostile Yeehats, some of the Native Americans in the Pantheon had a far more friendly disposition than what Buck came to expect. Pocahontas, being someone who revered nature and has a few animal companions of her own, came across Buck while she was traveling during a cold day. While Buck initially was hostile towards her, she only had empathy and could understand the pain that he had gone through prior. Eventually, Buck warmed up to her and both have been on good terms with each other since then.
  • Elsa found kinship with Buck as she heard a “call of the wild” of her own and was compelled to follow it. Like how Buck went from domesticated animal to a wild animal, Elsa went from being a royal leader to a guardian of nature as a result of answering that call. Both have bonded with each other for having a similar experience in discovering nature and getting acclimated with it.
  • Buck became a sort of brotherly figure to the Nintendogs, especially considering the latter’s tendencies to run away whenever their owners stop paying attention to them. Buck is usually the one to help the Nintendogs return to their home, and them having a good home life often reminds Buck of the company he once had with Thornton.
  • Hazel, who escaped from his original home in search of a better place, finds Buck’s adventures to be relatable considering how he was torn between wanting to be a part of the wild and wanting to live with Thornton. In turn, Buck considers him to be an effective leader of the pack of rabbits that traveled with Hazel. Whenever Hazel and his rabbits are near Buck’s domain, the canine and his pack will help them out, especially when it comes to protecting them from others looking to hunt them down.

    Elizabeth "Beth" Harmon 
Elizabeth "Beth" Harmon, Goddess of "Intellectual"-Based Audiences
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  • Demigoddess
  • Symbol: An upside-down Chess Piece casting a Shadow
  • Theme Song: The Queen's Gambit, Training with Mr. Shaibel
  • Alignment: True Neutral, later borderline-Chaotic Good
  • Portfolio: A Master Chess Player since Childhood, No Social Skills, Lived in a Dingy Orphanage after her Mother's Suicide, Psychologically Scarred, Takes Chess Far More Seriously to the Point of being Detrimental, Has a Very Aggresive Playing Style in Chess, Does not take Losing Well, Fiery Redhead, Functional Addict, Drunken Master, Takes a Liking to Clothing Styles, Jerk with a Heart of Gold, One of the Boys, Persevering in Spite of her Hardships
  • Domains: Chess, Orphans, Determination, Loneliness, Competition
  • Heralds: Mr. Shaibel, Alma Wheatley, Jolene, D.L. Townes, Harry Beltik, Benny Watts, Vasily Borgov
  • Allies: Komugi, The Grim Reaper (particularly He of the Seventh Seal and the "Picker-Up of Unconsidered Trifles"), Ron Weasley, Anne-Marie, Anne Shirley, Oliver Twist, Rex Tyler/Hourman, Ilyana Rasputin/Magik
  • Chess Rivals: Seto Kaiba, Ra's al Ghul, Bane, Lelouch vi Britannia, Gozaburo, Sherlock Holmes, Sora and Shiro
  • Odd Friendship: Rarity, Shiki Misaki, Noriko Kamomebata
  • Opposes: Light Yagami, James Moriarty, Granny Goodness, Obadiah Stane, Abusive Parents, The Child Abuse Supporters
  • Pitied By: Most Deities in the Hall of Alcohol, House of Family and Relatives
  • Elizabeth Harmon initially did not have a good start in her life. She had a dysfunctional mother, Alice, who suffered from mental issues, refused aid from her former husband and ended her own life in a deliberate car accident, leaving Beth to be taken into an orphanage known as the Methuen Home, where she didn't really bond with anyone except for a fellow girl named Jolene. One day, she stumbled across the basement floor, where she met the custodian, Mr. Shaibel, who went on to teach Beth chess, where she found a natural talent in playing, alongside drugging herself with tranquilizer pills to allow her focus on playing chess to remain intact. After being adopted by the Wheatleys, Beth would go on to enroll in several chess competitions where she would create a notable reputation in the world of Chess, and bonding with her adopted mother, Alma. However, Beth struggled to communicate and connect with others, especially boys, due to having been raised in an all-girls orphanage and she starts to compete against world-renowned chess players where she begins to lose several matches, which she didn't take well at. Things got worse when after losing a match in Mexico, Beth found Alma dead on a hotel bed, having intoxicated herself with drinking too much tequila. Her frustrations bolstered to the point where she became alcoholic and detached from her associates, though with some effort from her friends, Beth was able to get back on track with her professional and personal life, which additionally helped with the return of Jolene. Entering a high-stakes competition in Russia, Beth goes against and defeats several veteran players including world champion Vasily Borgov, cementing herself as one of the best players of chess in the world and being well-respected by her challengers.
  • It was a while since Beth won the world championship against Borgov. The last reported sightings were of her betting a Russian man to play chess, but beyond that, no one knows what happened to Beth after this. Her arrival in the Pantheon, on the other hand, wasn't actually her playing chess, but rather, making a visitation to the House of Costumes to check out a dress that she wanted to buy for herself, namely one with a black-and-white checker design. It was after that where she decided to find a place where she can engage in a chess competition and engage against a competition. Here, she revealed her entrance; she merely received a letter to someplace, promising that she would be facing off against a slew of new chess players to match up against her. And if there was a reason why Beth Harmon ascended into the Pantheon, it was because of her being a chess prodigy. And she's going to have to prove it.
  • While there are a number of chess players in the Pantheon, Beth is the unofficial mascot of the game in the new realm, given the fact that chess was a major impetus and motivation in her life. Evidently enough, the game ended up becoming more popular in the Pantheon and since then, many others have attempted to join on and hone their skills. Beth was honestly surprised to learn that many took to seeing her as a major influence, though she doesn't really know how to properly communicate with others at times. She can talk to others, but the attempt is still hard, given that much of Beth's life was spent in an orphanage where she didn't get much social support and affiliation.
  • Beth's playing style can be summed up in one word; aggressive. This made her a rather frightful figure to fellow chess players as not only does Beth make moves and positions to intimidate her opponents into dropping their confidence, but she's also quick and analytical in the game, and more often than not, she ends up winning her matches. It's a habit that only those familiar with chess would recognize, but to the uninitiated, it would simply mean that Beth is just really good at playing... or scaring others somehow.
  • Chess players acknowledge just how hard and time-consuming their efforts and matches can get and dedicated their lives to honing their skills to it, Beth includes. This also extends to how they see their opponents like and in the occasion, they lose, they will accept their defeat and offer respect and praise to their opponent. Not Beth; while she does acknowledge her peers' talents and skills, it doesn't change the fact that she doesn't take losing well and tries to deal with it via getting drunk, though she's been making an effort to avert that situation. Beth's friends have since been trying to get her to be more gracious in case she is defeated, though progress has been slow.
    • Surprisingly enough, this aspect led her to become associated with Komugi. Unlike Beth, she actually plays a similar board game called Gungi, which she excels at. Beth expresses some interest in learning the game itself, and in turn, she would like to teach chess to Komugi. While Beth took her defeat in Gungi against Komugi better than expected, the fact that a single loss on Komugi's side meant that the latter would rather kill herself than live with the fact that she lost a game of Gungi made Beth rather uncomfortable about playing the game again with her. As a result, Beth thinks she and Komugi are better off playing chess instead and bonding with one another on that. They've remained good friends since.
  • Some deities took an interest in wanting to play against Beth in chess matches. Among these were Ron Weasley, Seto Kaiba, Lelouch vi Britannia, Gozaburo, and Sherlock Holmes. Kaiba and Gozaburo were simply interested to test out their playing prowess and seek to prove themselves the better player. Ron, Lelouch, and Holmes simply wanted to have a friendly match and pay their respect. Regardless, Beth was open to accepting their invitation to challenge her. Most games tend to be a tie, though Beth ends up scoring more wins than usual, with only Lelouch being able to average put with a decent amount of wins. As a result, he sees Beth as one of the few he sees as a Worthy Opponent in the field of chess.
    • Light Yagami also fancies himself with intellectual prowess and habits and, in much of his non-malicious moments, takes to playing chess. He's played against Beth on some occasions and to his dismay, Beth affirms herself as the superior player, which he doesn't really appreciate all too much. One can make the argent that Light is smarter than Beth, but this doesn't translate to being someone who spends most of his life playing and practicing their skills as a player. Beth herself is not so kind towards Light either, thinking that he's too much of a showoff, and cites his impulsiveness as a reason why he ends up losing. Light even considered killing Beth, but relented, only because he's aware that it would cause him too much scrutiny on his end for killing off a popular figure in the Pantheon and that he needs to maintain a decent public image.
    • Ra's al Ghul and Bane were also skilled in playing chess and have even squared off against one another. Beth being an unofficial chess mascot in the Pantheon did interest them enough to consider playing with her. Unlike Light, the two villains were cordial and respectful to Beth, and Ra's was impressed with how she was able to combine what should be a risky playing tactic with a sharp and quick thought-processing. If anything, Ra's found himself tying against Beth at some points. Bane, on the other hand, is actually able to beat her, though he does admit that Beth is a better player than most of Bane's opponents in chess. That said, the fact that Beth has learned from Bane's playing style does mean that she can one day beat both him and Ra's, though that may take a while, given how much experience the two have had regarding their wit and intellect.
    • To everyone's surprise, Beth found herself getting along with The Grim Reaper, or at least two versions of them. Though the reason behind it wasn't all that alluring, given that they, too, have had an experience in chess, it was still a shocker that such a relationship ended up happening. He of the Seventh Seal, while somewhat apathetic, was interested to play chess with Beth and was impressed by their game, in addition to paying her condolences for what she went through. The "Picker-Up of Unconsidered Trifles" was largely similar, if a lot more expressive and emotive than a typical Grim Reaper. He sometimes likes to hang out with Beth and give her support in her interests as a means to further help her out and allow Beth to be more expressive when making friends. Despite her snarky attitude and sometimes seeing him as annoying, Beth does consider him a friend at the end of the day.
  • Outside of her professional life, Beth has been struggling to adjust to a normal life, especially as her obsession with chess costs her many opportunities to explore and look into other aspects of life. The Pantheon, however, has been rather encouraging about this sort of viewpoint, which she decided to take advantage of. She was puzzled to see that the House of Gaming represented a different sort of gaming convention decades past her primenote , though she still thinks it's amusing to still set up a chess section there, in case anyone gets interested.
  • Having gone through a tough life in an orphanage, with Jolene and Mr. Shaibel being the only bright spots, Beth expresses sympathy and care towards orphans, such as Anne-Marie, Anne Shirley, and Oliver Twist over their ordeals of being children who had to deal with either having no parental figures or having terrible substitute parents. Beth finds Anne-Marie's story rather weird, but she does seem content to learn that she does get a Happy Ending, though Anne and Oliver's were rather harder to stomach. Unfortunately for Beth, neither were really interested in chess, but she didn't really mind all too much.
    • On the subject of orphanages, Beth took note of those who either grew up or worked there, with Granny Goodness being among those. While Beth may have had a hard time adjusting to her living conditions, she doesn't want to think too much about the New God, who makes it a hobby to play up the persona of being a motherly matron whilst actually being a Sadist who enjoys tormenting and victimizing her subjects for her amusement. Beth took it upon herself to call out Granny Goodness for being an "entitled bitch" and a "lousy caretaker", though the New God didn't really mind too much.
  • As she was initially under the care of a mentally disturbed mother who tried to kill her and herself after failing to receive any aid, Beth is pitied by the House of Family. That said, Beth has come to respect the Heroic Protectors for giving it a try to at least instill positive aspects such as nurture and affection, which is what Beth would have wanted as a child. On an additional note, she is happy to be reunited with Alma as a herald after the latter's untimely death from alcoholic intoxication. The fact that Alma lost a child prior to adopting Beth is also a connecting thought for the House of Family expressing their condolences. Though Beth can be rather bossy and awkwardly mean when it comes to getting affection from anyone that isn't her loved ones, though overall, she's not a bad person.
  • On the subject of intoxication, Alma's death affected Beth to the point where she became socially isolated from everyone she knew, was fixated on keeping her house clean, and developed an addiction to alcohol. This fact did not go unnoticed by the Hall of Alcohol where, luckily, most of the representing deities there, as well as Pantheonic bartenders were saddened to learn of the circumstances that caused Beth to become constantly strung up on taking too many shots. She has recovered, though sometimes, she'll attend the Hall for the occasional drink. As a sign of respect, there's a designated spot in the Hall where visitors and staff can play chess, provided they don't booze themselves up too much. Beth felt honored about the occasion, though she personally prefers to play her games elsewhere, citing that she'd get annoyed if someone was to suddenly step in to demand a game of chess while all she wants is a drink.
  • The House of Costumes was a place where Beth could go without having to stress out too much about mentioning chess and competition all too much. It's arguably the one place in the Pantheon where she feels most happy and satisfied as Beth does enjoy trying out different sorts of styles and design, archaic or contemporary, and seems keen on trying out a more professional look. This stems from the fact that in reality, chess players enter competitions wearing suits or other sorts of upper-class clothing and are well-groomed, a far cry from the usual depiction of modern chess players and fans.
    • Beth made a few oddities of friends there, including Rarity, Shiki Misaki and Noriko Kamomebata, the fact that each of them was heavily different to her was something that Beth noticed quickly. Then again, the fact that all of them have an interest in fashion was the reason they got well-acquainted with each other and that's what matters. Noriko, despite being a resident from the Hall of Romantic Loss, admires how Beth tends to wear black-and-white clothing, with a square-esque design, which alludes to Beth's association and passion with chess. Rarity and Shiki are open to inviting her to fashion-based events and getting Beth to check out on something every once in a while. Despite Beth's snarky and deadpan nature, she makes it clear she likes Rarity, Shiki, and Noriko for their hospitality and for being open to accepting her as a friend, regardless of their differences.
  • Has gotten very close to Magik, as both look very similar and have as much psychological damage as a girl can get. Magik is starting to teach Russian to Beth, and also trying to arrange for chess matches with Professor X and Magneto.

Let's Play.

    Simon Henriksson 
Simon Henriksson, God of Mental Stories
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Real Simon 
Book Simon 

Quasideities

    George Bailey 
George Bailey, The God With A Wonderful Life (George Pratt, The Richest Man in the World)
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  • Quasideity
  • Symbol: A Moon Being Lassoed
  • Theme Song: Buffalo Gals
  • Alignment: Neutral Good
  • Portfolio: Big Good of his town, Break the Cutie, Can't Help Helping Others, The Dutiful Son, Good Is Not Dumb, Could of Made It, but Didn't, Incorruptible Pure Pureness,
  • Domains: Family, Life, Work
  • Heralds: Clarence Oddbody (his Guardian Angel), Mary Bailey (his wife) and the rest of George's family.
  • Allies: Bruce Wayne, Clark Kent, Charlie Brown, Gentaro Kisaragi, Steven Universe, Pinkie Pie, Scrooge McDuck, Sara Crewe, Kermit the Frog, Duncan McLeod, Shinji Ikari, Donald Duck, Fred Flintstone, Peter Warne and Ellie Andrews
  • Enemies: Mr. Burns, Seto Kaiba, Mr. Potter
  • Pities: Timmy Turner
  • Respects: All good aligned Angels.
  • Ascended after realizing that he truly had a Wonderful Life and inspiring people to value their own wonderful life. To wit: Having to sacrifice his good prospects in order to make the people of Bedford Falls happy, until one fateful day where it would seem that his life would be crashing down... he then met an angel and accidentally made a wish that it would be better that he was never born, which was granted as he visited an Alternate Universe where everyone he knew of were miserable. After taking back his wish, he's a much happier person and his misfortunes reversed, and he came to learn these immortal words that comes with friends.
    No man is a failure who has friends
  • George Bailey is often consider the most selfless man in the entire pantheon as every sacrifice he ever made for the benefit of others. Because of this, he has earn the respect of others. Like both Bruce Wayne and Clark Kent. They admired his perseverance in his battle against Potter and helping the little men.
  • When George ascended, the Court were able to fix his left ear, not hard with so many willing healers.
  • Was very disturbed when he found out there were people who thought Pottersville was a cool place with all those clubs and what not. This is despite the fact the place was utterly corrupt with many living miserable lives.
  • Does not care very much for Mr. Burns as his entire character reminds him of Mr. Potter. Though, he doesn't understand how one minute he could be less evil then Potter and other times be worse than him.
    • He also dislike Seto Kaiba. This is because he heard how he made two million in buying a family company and basically blackmailing them to buy it back or he fire everybody in the company.
  • One of George's life long dreams was being able to travel across the world. While he couldn't do that in his former life, with his ascension, he is able to finally fulfil that dream. It isn't just limited to global traveling as he was giving permission, with a special pass, to enter certain other universes. Though, to be on the safe side, a representative of that world does chaperone him.
    • George also got a chance to do a bit of architecting for the pantheon and helping with remodeling and rebuilding any temples that get wreck. It happens more often than you think
  • Found out that his situation of wishing he was never born and being shown how life is without him has happen to others. He has befriended some of these peoples like Kermit, Duncan and Donald. However, George is closest to Timmy Turner because his "Wonderful Plot" was just utterly cruel. Especially since what lead up to the situation was because people were being ungrateful towards Timmy and being shown how people were better off without him. George thought it was heartless to do to a kid. Even it was just a Secret Test of Character.
  • As he was saved by the Angel Clerance, George has massive respect to many of the good Angels here. It's unknown how he feels about the fallen ones, however.
  • Became very close to Charlie Brown when he learned of the bald kid's determination despite his constant failures.
  • Became good friends with Sara Crewe after learning about how she was financially troubled after her father’s death yet was able to have her fortunes recovered. The girl looks up to him as a father figure.
  • Many are upset that George never got even against Potter for all the crap he gave him. Rumor has it that there was an alternate outcome of Clarence the Angel giving a "Reason You Suck" Speech to Potter.
  • He sometimes hangs out with Peter Warne and Ellie Andrews due to their respective films sharing the same director and can be seen sharing his exploits with them.

    H.G Wells 
Herbert George Wells, God of Swiftly Summarized Premises (H.G Wells)
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    Truman Burbank 
Truman Burbank, God of Oblivious Stardom
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  • Quasideity
  • Symbol: The face of his love, made out of magazine cuttings; alternatively "The Truman Show" logo
  • Theme Song: "Truman Sleeps"
  • Alignment: Neutral Good
  • Portfolio: Entire Lives That Turn Out To Be TV Shows (Trope Namer), Platonic Caves, Rage Against The Director, Mirrored Tomatoes, Those Locked Out of the Loop, Towns With Dark Secrets, Seemingly Ideal Lives That Prove Unfulfilling, Being Forced Down A Single Path In Life
  • Domains: Inquisition, Liberation, Narrative
  • High Priest: Ed Pekurny
  • Allies: The Council of Cloudcuckooland, Ahiru/Princess Tutu, Buddy Baker/Animal Man, those who has a sheltered life, Katniss Everdeen
  • Enemies: TV producers, Herr Drosselmeyer, Edward Nigma/The Riddler
  • Complicated Relationship: The rest of the House of Theater, Deadpool, Harvey Dent/Two-Face, Batman/Bruce Wayne
  • Pities: Every deities that were separated with their love
  • Opposed: Every reporters in the Pantheon
  • Ever since his ascension, Truman is currently seeking therapy treatment in order to overcome his experience. It was somewhat difficult considered he is almost 30 by the time he discovered the truth about his life, but good-aligned therapist in the Pantheon promised to try their best.
  • Because of his unique condition and life, Truman quickly had a variety of different allies who pity or sympathetic to aspect of his situation:
    • Ahiru and Buddy is impressed that he also revolted against Christof - the producers of "The Truman Show" and knowingly chose to step out of the unknown to start living in the outside world. Because of this, he REALLY hates Herr Drosselmeyer for being too sadistic and frequently tortures his characters.
    • Katniss Everdeen sympathize with Truman for also being exploited for entertainment, saying that she is sorry that he was being unaware of his situation his entire life. Truman felt sorry for her for being forced to participate in The Hunger Game as a sacrifice. It helps that both of them eventually found the strength to take control of their life.
    • Deadpool felt oddly sympathetic to Truman due to he recognized his status as a character in a show. However, Truman is annoyed with Deadpool craziness and usually avoid him.
  • Because of his experience, he really dislike the House of Theater due to how he recognize the situation of the characters in the plays the House usually performed. He also harbors a distaste for TV producers as well due to the fact that one put him in the situation in the first place.
    • He also dislikes being seen on camera. This is why he doesn't like reporters, especially the sleazy ones.
  • Is worried that the entire Tropes Pantheon might be a fake created by a bunch of people on the internet for entertainment... No, it couldn't be. The Council of Cloudcuckooland is the only one that took him seriously and currently conducting investigation.
  • Is weirded out that he suspiciously looks like one of the Riddler's counterpart. This caused Batman and Harvey freaked out whenever they see Truman due to that Harvey's creepy obsession with their respective version.

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