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Greater Gods

    Jean Grey/Phoenix 
Jean Grey-Summers, Goddess of Mutant Telekinesis (The Phoenix, Jeannie, Marvel Girl, Black Queen, White Phoenix of the Crown, Redd, Dark Phoenix)
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The Phoenix 
Dark Phoenix 

    J'onn J'onzz/Martian Manhunter 
J'onn J'onzz, God of Telepathy (The Martian Manhunter, John Jones, Bloodwynd, Fernus)
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    The Maiden in Black 
The Maiden in Black, Divine Maiden of Soul Manipulation
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  • Greater Goddess with hints of overlapping Overdeity
  • Symbol: Her right-facing silhouette holding a very long staff, also The Nexus
  • Theme Songs: Maiden In Black, Epitaph for Boletaria
  • Alignment: Neutral Good
  • Portfolios: The strongest demon with the ability to give strength, has a sinister vibe but with no hostile intentions, mysterious in every way from her eyes covered in wax and being barefoot, speaks with a soothing yet confusing accent alongside a Shakespearean dialect, forced to stay in the Nexus for even millennia
  • Domains: Souls, Demons, Mysterious Women, Immortality, Maidens
  • Heralds: Anastacia of Astora, The Emerald Herald, The Firekeeper
  • Allies: The Chosen Undead and Bearer of the Curse, Solaire of Astora, The Ashen One, The Hunter, The God Emperor of Mankind, The Dovahkiin, Yusuke Urameshi, Kazuma Kuwabara, Yoh Asakura, Sir Daniel Fortesque, Edward Elric
    • Co-Overseers with: Death (The Seventh Seal)
  • Common Visitors: The Hollow Knight, Artix von Krieger, The Puella Magi, Dust, Alphonse Elric, Ichigo Kurosaki, most Persona users including Philemon
  • Commonality Connection with: The Plain Doll
  • Rivals: Ryuk, Crowley, [[Pantheon/Deathmanipulators Charon]], most Grim Reapers (in regards to the domain of souls)
  • Distrusts: Castiel, Shinobu Sensui
  • Pities: The Fabrication Machine, Ludwig the Accursed, Artorias the Abysswalker, Slave Knight Gael, Merkava, Red and the Transistor, Yui Ikari
  • Enemies: King Allant, The Daedric Princes especially Molag Bal, Nyarlathotep, M. Bison, Shang Tsung, Nevermore the Shadow Fiend, Diablo, Father, Ermac, The Chaos Gods, Nagash, Kel'thuzad, Soul Calibur (and by extension Nightmare), Arthas Menethil the Lich King, Gul'dan, Zarok
  • Opposes: Aldia, possibly Gwyn as well
  • Before the city, before the vistas, before moments of the Forever War and perhaps the naming of the Pantheon itself, there lies an ancient place buried underneath the lands. It was a mere myth they said, that a place would wield some of the most advanced forms of power, yet no one would believe such malarkey. However, the histories of the Pantheon have only small records of its existence, and for good reason: to prevent the masses of ever knowing such place. An underground cavern came to be discovered on the old times of the Pantheon, and all would link to an unfamiliar sight on the shores the same day it was found.
    • On the shores, one of the teams found an unforeseen sight, a woman, clad in black, was found on the shores of the Pantheon, distraught at the sight she has found herself into. After being picked up for identification, the resident archaeologist team found a gigantic place, a place surrounded by arch-stones which lead to different places of a once proud kingdom. While the team were studying, the woman that was rescued disappeared from the recovery team and was found standing in front of the archaeologists, introducing the place they were standing on: the Nexus.
    Maiden in Black: "This is the Nexus. It holds together the northern land of Boletaria. Thou canst not exit the Nexus, but each of the five Archstones will connect thee to another node."
    • Years after the discovery, the Nexus and its' Maiden were soon forgotten. Gone were the days of the potential findings of the lore of such place, as well as the possible entrance to the once beloved kingdom, as it was replaced by the introduction of numerous soul-based deities as well as the enraging war the Pantheon seeped itself into. And at one point, the entrance to the Nexus was naturally sealed, hoping to wait until one person discovered it once more. That came true when the Chosen Undead and Bearer of the Curse saw a small opening and located the hub world, with the Maiden approaching to them with the intention of their empowerment via the souls the two have gathered.
  • As soon as the Nexus was rediscovered, the House of Death and Postmortem felt a breeze, with numerous souls in silence. The gods were confused as to what has happened to their vicinity, but very few were aware of what is to come, that the Nexus and it being found once more may reintroduce the Pantheon to the Soul Arts, a very old, if not ancient, power that has existed from the very beginning of humanity's creation. The Maiden's purpose on this case is to be the handler of the Soul Arts and the caretaker of the Nexus as well as the guide to the kingdom her hub world is connected into, where adventurers may setup for the journey they will be headed to and vanquish the demons within.
    • However, she is not alone. Deep within the Nexus lies an ancient Old One, a demonic being that consumes the souls through the fog it shrouds kingdoms into. Its power comes from those who practice and utilize the Soul Arts, and when the power was at its peak, the Old One awoke and covered the first kingdom into fog, releasing demons and monsters to feed it. It was this very thing that lead to the First Scourge and also the banishment of the Soul Arts, where it would be awaken again by a melancholic king, beginning the Second Scourge that terrorized Boletaria. One would ask why she would be the caretaker of the Nexus when the Old One is right below it, but in truth, behind her human exterior is perhaps one of the most powerful demons of her kind and the mother to the Old One if theories are to go by.
  • The very moment her presence was revealed once more, her disappointed feelings came to be after introduction by the Chosen Undead. This attitude of hers comes from the fact that her life has revolved so much on both the Nexus and the Old One that it has rendered her immortal for good, and killing her will only bring her back, hence her disappointment of being alive. This, alongside her otherworldly power, has made her the only source to lull the Old One back to slumber should it awaken, at the cost of the Soul Arts being forgotten forever. It has been the reason for the power's lack of popularity, for when the Soul Arts have been massively used to the point of awakening it, she would come down and make it sleep, stopping the scourge in sacrifice of the Arts.
  • Being the very first to transfer souls to the person who brought it in, it arguably made her the prototype of the new wave of Fire Keepers, perhaps being even the mother to all of them. This form of empowerment allowed her to become the new maiden for the Chosen Undead, Bearer of the Curse and Ashen One as her soul manipulation allows her to increase their power, making her the substitute for the trio. Eventually the arrival of Solaire of Astora made it four instead, but he often stays in the Nexus more than the others, seeing it as a place they can stay in the case of the loss of bonfires.
    • More similarities came in when the Hunter stepped in. She has tried to empower him with her souls but was unable to do so, as the Hunter relies on the echoes of blood that and the fact that the Hunter may even reach Greater God levels thanks to him becoming an eldritch being, seeing him as powerful already to support him. What piqued her interest was the companion he brought in, the Plain Doll, who considers the Maiden to be a long lost relative, in relation to similar themes. Despite this, the Maiden is much more powerful than her and holds more responsibility towards the hub she controls.
  • Unlike the responses received by most soul-based deities, reception towards her was cold, no one able to recognize her and only seem to dislike her even further following the potential she can do to numerous souls. Her sinister looks does not help the case. Those who stayed in the House of Death and Postmortem saw what she can do and thanks to her connection to the ever-crucial Nexus appointed her to be one of the key members to the Status Quo of the Pantheon, as her soul manipulation and her neutral stance made her the perfect representative and perhaps, the Overseer of most of the souls bound within the Pantheon.
    • This decision was made by one of the few deities who understands her purpose: Death who was one of the few to recognize her powers and her ever-growing maintenance of the Nexus. It was he who allowed her to become attached to the state of the Pantheon regarding life and death and made it so that both are responsible for those within the boundaries of the soul, and her powers fit nicely to such profession. Most grim reaper deities however object this, as they think the Maiden will just steal their jobs (and for some steal their food resource) but then again, when you are immortal for the sake of the maintenance of souls, what choice really is there outside of it?
    • Those who oppose it are mostly those who have gotten used to the soul business they have been a part of, whether it be for those who take human souls for their benefit such as Ryuk or those who wants the souls as part of their desire for power such as Crowley. Some however take her presence as sublime, with Charon among those who tolerate her presence. Just a shame that she might take the souls of those who will join Charon's ferry and use those for empowerment to people like the Chosen Undead.
  • What makes her unique is her unparalleled power of the domain she serves. Being one of the few to empower others through other souls to awaken their inner power, as some may indicate that the world they live in may have an upmost importance on mankind's own soul, as it is the key to their strength. One may also say that the entity that created humanity may also have not trusted their own creations, and as a result, created the Old One that would eventually haunt the very creations it made.
    • As a result, her consultation was filled with deities who have experienced anything related to souls, from artifacts to even specific powers. The first to attend outside of the aforementioned four was the Paladin Artix von Krieger. When she saw his soul, she was surprised to see a pure soul alongside a co-existing dark soul, the Champion of Darkness. He came to visit her in regards to Spirit Orbs, and how she can immensely increase its power. When he saw what she can do in her domain, he decided to entrust her with the Spirit Orbs, as while they may be unable to be controlled once freed by him, she has the ability to manipulate it including empowering its user with the souls imbued within it. As a result, she has become one of Artix's personal helpers since she has access to the Spirit Orbs.
    • More assistance came in when the Dovahkiin stepped into the Nexus where she saw all the dragon souls he has taken from many dragons, which impressed her and gave him a huge boost from all the souls he gathered. The Hollow Knight also stepped in as, much like the Chosen Undead up to the Ashen One, he is also blessed by the souls he collects, has made her his substitute for powering up which he will need as the Radiance has become a threat once again. Then after those two, came even more visitors, with Dust among those who asked for her guidance on his identity, which she has accepted and visits her from time to time and Sir Daniel Fortesque who also has been told by her that he is a good soul and would like to also help him from Zarok, also known to manipulate souls for his own evil goals.
    • This extends to everything soul-related, from Personas to even Grief Seeds. She has the ability to increase its power and/or change the soul entirely, possibly even purifying it from its original state. Such was the interesting case when the Puella Magi visited her for consultation, and Madoka asking about the Grief Seeds' nature. While indeed it is corrupted, she can only say that it is built from the roots of Soul Gems, meaning Soul Gems are bound to become Grief Seeds at a certain point. Hearing this, she has promised to her if she may no longer meddle with such, as to protect the burden of all fallen Magi. She carefully respected this wish and gave back the seeds, declining anyone with Grief Seed requests.
      • Personas are more often than not based on the user's soul and has intrinsic connections to it, so it would make sense for many Persona users to visit the Maiden in the hopes she could increase their powers just albeit for their own liking. This made her a center of attraction on two forces, Philemon and Nyarlathotep. Philemon trusts her and is possibly allowing her permission to modify the Personas, but Nyarlathotep isn't having any of that and is attempting to thwart whatever attempts she does towards any Persona user. What the latter does find amusing though is the fact that he can see her as a demon, and with his personal hate against her more of a show for who's the strongest amongst the two.
    • For all her work unfortunately attracted foes for her to face, and the more observant foes she has been facing were the Daedric Princes, deities with their own domains filled with numerous souls. Some of the princes have admitted that the Maiden might be equal or even more powerful than they expected her to be, but some do not give up, and this was the case with Molag Bal, who considers the Maiden to be the barrier between the souls he can snatch from the Pantheon. He has come to hate her in with passion and unless she disappears in any other way, Molag's days of soul snatching may be halted. And this just doesn't limit to the Princes, this also extends to more powerful beings, from Diablo himself, who considers her a disgrace of a demon, to even the Chaos Gods, as they too have a realm of souls, well formerly a realm of souls until they came and turned whatever the realm is into an unholy nightmarish mesh of all thoughts good and bad and much like the Princes, consider her a rather problematic roadblock for either to take any soul they come across. Does not help that she has become one of the overseers of the Pantheon Status Quo, making her a prime target for these powerful deities to keep an eye out for.
    • As if facing powerful divine entities was not bad enough, her abilities were among those sought out by those who hunger or crave the power of the soul. When Bison and Shang Tsung heard of the Nexus, they stormed inside in an attempt to coerce her to empowering them. She refused, forcing the two to drag her out of the place or die. They did the latter with Bison repeatedly punching her and Shang Tsung sucking her powers dry, until she rose back again thanks to the Nexial Binding. After repeated tries the duo gave up and dragged her outside, until they realized they couldn't even get her out of the Nexus due to her connection with it. At that point, they gave up until the Chosen Undead, Bearer of the Curse, Solaire and the Ashen One were behind them and gave the two a smackdown. Since then, they have been eyeing on her presence and looking for those who are either soul-hungry or filled with numerous souls and this came to fruition when Ermac, Gul'dan and the Shadow Fiend joined in, with the former duo wanting to add her and the souls she harbors to his collection and the latter seeing her to be quite delicious for his soul appetite. Not to mention the latter is known for eating other demons' own souls but there will be a price for that though.
  • Some deities such as the God Emperor of Mankind and Yoh Asakura have seen immense respect for her, on Emps he believes she can help recover his split souls so that he may finally recover from the Golden Throne, and on Yoh, she can help him maintain his role as the Shaman King. Her opinion on them is surprisingly similar but she's split on Emps as while he is reasonable on his goals, his actions, not so much.
  • She has an experience when it comes to those who are known to eat souls, as mentioned by her sympathy towards Merkava to her hostile relationships between Diablo, the Shadow Fiend and the Daedric Princes. This is demonstrated to her ability to quell the Old One, also a consumer of souls one albeit eldritch in nature. If she can lull it to sleep, she may be able to do it to those mentioned, but it may cost her. The real confusion starts with those born or created from multiple souls, with Ermac, Soul Calibur and Nightmare being special cases. She may see the souls within but are unable to modify or change it in any way unless they are freed, which is not helped by the fact that the deities mentioned have their identities made by other souls meaning they do not have an original identity.
  • Several deities who's own souls have been merged are tricky cases. Some may even be unrepairable due to the damage done to it and as a result cannot be returned to its original state. Often times she will decline to help if the damage is too much to bear and worse of the soul is more than what she can normally handle unless it is necessary to do so where she will have to make changes. This was her unfortunate case with both Red and the Transistor and Yui Ikari, as the former went to the Nexus in a desperate bid to bring her beloved back from the sword into his original body, which she cannot as his soul is bound to the Transistor and on Yui's case, it has become more complicated by the fact that she is Evangelion Unit-01 and that her actions of activating Instrumentality forcibly distanced her from whatever requests she has.
    • Requests were denied by her when tackling beasts, or more specifically those that have gone mad similar to that of a monster, which she has experienced with three swordsmen Gael, Artorias and Ludwig and one that is an actual monster Merkava. She claims that their souls have irreparable damage and may never be able to recover it back, save for Artorias who has been able to control his abyssal corruption for a certain amount of time. Ludwig's soul has been bound to the Hunters' Nightmare and his body can no longer be turned to its original state, and for Gael, all hands were off the moment she saw the Dark Soul of Man inside him realizing that this is something she cannot handle only by herself. Same could also be said for Merkava, because while he may have self-awareness, his hunger ends up neutering it, rendering all attempts futile.
    • Of all those she has denied, she has the most pity towards the Fabrication Machine, a machination whose lack of a soul left it completely omnicidal. Thanks to a few who were able to consult to her about its situation, she is trying to form a new soul that is capable of housing it, however it will take more time as creating an original soul is harder than it sounds, much less when she is known for utilizing other souls as opposed to creating another one.
    • And then there is the undead, another case where she has denied any call for as the topic of the undead is a domain she is well outside of. She may handle the souls but when the souls are controlled from a "living" standpoint whilst supposedly deceased, she may or may not have the power to control it. She does however oppose the idea as souls are better off let go rather than being brought up once more. Both Nagash and Arthas has vehemently hated her for her intervention, but for her she has one interest among them, that being Frostmourne, which houses many souls of those lives who have fallen against it.
      • In relation to Arthas however, she was notified when his lieutenant Kel'thuzad owns a city filled with undead souls, all while being revived back and forth used for nefarious purposes. His role as a lich only worsened the ordeal and has been making plans of possibly being able to overpower them. Not on Nagash though as his prolonged history and coupled by his enormous power may make him a much more problematic scenario.
  • More special cases came in when the Homunculi were introduced. The prospect of having a soul attached to a fake human being has brought her interest, with the first coming to mind being the Elric Brothers. Alphonse in particular asked if she could bring his original body back but that is outside of her domain, what she can do however is increase Ed's alchemy. But the brothers have more pressing matters as Father saw what the Maiden was trying to do and announced her to be an enemy of the High Command, among those within the higher priorities, due to her soul manipulation being a one of the few that can rival his scheming.
  • Regular humans can only see the Maiden as a human who's rather blind and barefoot, but outside of that lies the power of the Demon Soul, which many cannot see directly, or so it wouldn't be until some members of Soul Society took a gander at her. Ichigo Kurosaki immediately noticed her demonic origin and asked what else she can do outside of soul manipulation, one of which he asked was the retrieval of souls from hollows. Such request was outside of her reach, and has declined it. When he asked for his soul however, she has grown interest in a half-human half-hollow deity, and moreso on his Bankai stating that his soul is not like the others.
    • This was also said on Yusuke Urameshi, who believes she and him are very similar that being humans with demonic power inside of them. But while Yusuke is a half-human, half-demon, the Maiden is more of one-fourths human and the rest being demonic, only being human in looks, further said by his compatriot Kazuma who grew some suspicion on her though it all ended when she said she was on the side of good. Though their presence only brought one of their enemies Shinobu to the table, though he has respected thoughts for her, she cannot accept him for his repugnant killing of humans.
  • One would think Angels in particular would be very helpful, but on Castiel, this was not the case. For all his allegiance to heaven, he may have committed acts of heresy on heaven (by that as in taking over all souls and becoming the ruler of heaven) and was punished for his transgressions. She has been warned not to trust him, as for all she may expect, he'll do the same again though as of late, this may not be the case as his regret has overtaken him not to mention his powers as an angel being stripped for good.
  • Gwyn's life couldn't be more proud as one of the very few capable barriers against King Allant has reached into the Pantheon once more. She was allies with him back in the past when Allant's attacks against Gwyn were some of the battles that she has spectated but things suddenly changed. What was once a proud and noble king who would do anything to maintain sunlight to the world may have introduced a whole new world where humanity in general was screwed from the ground up, all done by the fact that he created the Darksign, a sign that would force the humans into the dying Age of Fire as the cycle has been disrupted for his unending devotion to it. All while presenting "gifts" such as the Ringed City, his sacrifice for his own children such as Princess Filianore and even banishment of those who would oppose him such as his firstborn son, may have tarnished whatever goodwill image Gwyn had with the Maiden. The final nail in the coffin was the creation of the Lords of Cinder and even an entire amalgamation of it, the Soul of Cinder, changing her mindset towards him.
    • After her "reunion" with Gwyn came one of his staunch opponents, who was intrigued by her domain and purpose. This Scholar of the First Sin was an interesting topic she partook upon herself, culminating in her finding out that for all his immortality, he lacked a soul, as he split it away from the curse of the Darksign. This saddened her, as she realizes that Aldia is one of the very few she cannot manipulate nor change in anyway possible.
    Aldia: “So, you control the souls of the people. As if they were people in the first place. If only you knew what they have gone through. Perhaps the Darksign would appeal to you, fair maiden.”
  • While few still understood the Nexus and the Maiden, one king made it his duty to never allow it to remain under power, that being the Fallen King of Boletaria King Allant, who submitted himself to the Old One after having a nihilistic mindset when even gaining souls and power were not even enough. Such is the case with her, as she has remained neutral on the subject. The King has made it clear he will clear the place and bring the witch to her knees, which he obviously cannot as she is immortal for God knows how long. As his statement says to 'never go on', this also extends to her, as he also wants her to never sooth the Old One back to slumber, lest the loss of the Soul Arts and his wish to engulf all into death, and he will make sure she never does.
  • Has a spot as one of the Overseers in the House of Death and Postmortem.
  • "Soul of the lost, withdrawn from its vessel. Let strength be granted, so the world might be mended. Soul of the lost, withdrawn from its vessel. Let strength be granted, so the world might be mended, so the world might be mended."

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Intermediate Gods

    Jotaro Kujo 
Jotaro Kujo, God of Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs and Spiritual Combat (The Third JoJo, Jotaro Cujoh, Heritage for the Future, Dr. Kujo)
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    Lucy/Nyu 
Lucy, Goddess of Psychic Powers (Lucy, Nyu/Nyuu, Kaede)
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  • Intermediate Goddess (can overclock her powers and reach Greater Goddess status at the cost of her own life)
  • Symbol: Her Helmet
  • Theme Song: Lilium
  • Alignment: Chaotic Evil (as her Third Personality), True Neutral (as Nyu), Chaotic Neutral (as Kaede)
  • Portfolio: Split Personalities, Psychic Powers, Non-Human Supremacists, Unbridled Rage lasting 90% of her lifetime, Woobies, Destroyer of worlds, Villain Protagonists, Evil Redheads, Nightmare Fuel, Enfant Terribles, Creepy Children, Gone Horribly Right
  • Domains: Chaos, Domination, Mind, Madness, Pain, Hatred
  • Followers: No. 7, Miroku Amagi, the Red Man
  • Allies: Johan Liebert, Hansel and Gretel, Roberta, Painwheel, Bruno/Johnny (Nyuu only)
  • Rivals: Ermac, Kenshi Takahashi, Alma Wade
  • Enemies: Herr Doktor Tenma, Revy, Magnus The Red, The Imperium of Man (especially The Emperor of Mankind), Cletus Kasady/Carnage
  • Evil Counterpart to: Ness
  • As her evil personality, frequently clashes with just about every other member of the Pantheon. As Nyuu, frequently tries to befriend them. As Kaede, simply wants them all to leave her alone.
  • This is some really fucked up person right here, and scares the shit out of a good portion of the Pantheon. It's not her life's dedication to random, senseless killing (pretty much two thirds of the Pantheon is like that anyways), but the fact that it's impossible to tell whether her murderous behavior is "Nature" or "Nurture".
  • It's only gotten worse now that she's 'married' to Johan Liebert and become the 'big sister' to Hansel and Gretel, of whom they share their passions of destroying human life. Lucy's relationship with Kouta still remains, but is purely one-sided in favor of Lucy due to being the 'wife' of an equally dangerous person.
  • Ness is currently trying to either stage a takeover against Lucy or have a spot in the house as her Good Counterpart.
  • Herr Doktor Tenma and some other members of the Pantheon who know of Kaede and Nyuu's (relative) innocence are formulating plans to find some way to separate the "Lucy" personality from them, likely by extracting Kaede and Nyuu and giving them their own bodies. This would perhaps allow Kaede (who is markedly less homicidal than her dark side unless provoked) to actually have a chance at happiness with Kouta and with friends. Of course, if it succeeds this is predicted to leave the "Lucy" persona wholly stripped of any goodness or restraint, including any of Kaede's or Nyuu's love of Kouta, leaving her just as evil but without anything holding her back; the general consensus amongst the would-be rescuers is "we'll cross that bridge when we come to it". To everyone's shock (and horror), Johan has expressed support of this endeavor: the idea of Lucy COMPLETELY uninhibited by any concept of morality is quite tempting to him. Tenma plans to move forward regardless: he's satisfied so long as he saves Kaede and Nyu from Lucy's (and by extension Johan's) grasp. Besides, there are more than enough powerful gods in the vicinity willing and able to stop Lucy if she goes on a rampage.
  • She's still pretty damn pissed about her last encounter with Magnus The Red, trying to find a way to get revenge for what he did to her in their battle.
    • She did try to get her revenge by building an army of diclonii, both for the sake of fighting Magnus and for the sake of eradicating humanity. Sadly for Lucy, Magnus had forseen this, leading to him making sure that hundreds of not thousands of her followers fell to chaos and rebelled against her. Her plans are currently on hold untill she can deal with this civil war.
  • Yu Narukami is currently trying to save Kaede and Nyu from Lucy's grasp, as he believes that the Lucy personality is actually her Shadow Archetype who has somehow managed to possess Kaede and Nyu. Compared to Tenma's plan, Yu's is considerably less dangerous as it doesn't involve separating three personalities into three separate bodies (thus resulting in the Lucy personality being completely unfettered, thus meaning imminent danger). Yu has identified her tarot card: The Hermit.
  • Is set to fight Carnage in a DEATH BATTLE!. The Pantheon has dozens of janitors on standby to cleanup the inevitable mess. Thankfully, Lucy blew him up with her explosive vectors, so there was no blood. But there was a huge crater left over.
  • Magnus the Red once tried to recruit her to join his Thousand Sons traitor legion as a psyker, seeing great potential in her abilities. She refused to join his cause, fighting back to the best of her abilities to defeat the Daemon Primarch. Despite putting up a brutal battle of pure psychic power that completely destroyed an entire planet, she found herself flayed alive, blinded, partially gutted and delimbed by Magnus, being left on the verge of death until the more benevolent gods could safely heal her horrible wounds. And to rub further salt into the wound, Magnus then made sure that hundreds if not thousands of Diclonius began to fall to Chaos in order to rebel against Lucy and her followers, basically starting a civil war amongst her own people. She has sworn revenge ever since. Johan, Hansel and Gretel seem to all be staying out of this for now, so no onw knows what they think of Magnus's treatment of their "wife" and "mother" figure.
    • As for said revenge, it seemingly came in the form of her former follower Alma Wade, who clashed with Magnus not long after ascending to the Pantheon, fighting him to a draw and almost causing him to lose his mind. That was quickly corrected when Alma made it clear to Lucy that she intends to take her out as well for their rivaling powers, saying she is the real Alma, not Lucy (as though Lucy had even tried to say otherwise).

    Maxwell Lord 
Maxwell Lord IV, God of Psychic Nosebleeds (Alpha Leader, Black King, Lord Havok, Maxwell Lorenzano.)
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    Shang Tsung 
Shang Tsung, God of Shapeshifting and Soul Absorptions (The Sorcerous Vanguard of Doom)
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Shang Tsung as an old man 
  • Intermediate God (Overdeity with Kronika's soul and crown)
  • Symbol: A Green Orb of Soul
  • Theme Music: The Soul Chamber, Shang Tsung's Island Ruins (Round 2, Final Round)
  • Alignment: Neutral Evil
  • Portfolio: Shapeshifters, Playing with Fire, Flaming Skulls, Cursed With Awesomeness, Fighting Sorcerers, Evil Beards, Betrayal, Soul-Sucking and Regenerating From It.
  • Domains: Shape, Kombat, Soul, Magic, Evil
  • Allies:
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork With: Shao Kahn (his boss and mentor), Quan Chi, and by extension Shinnok; Envy
  • Enemies:
  • Opposed by: King Togwaggle
  • Shang Tsung is a sorcerer and the first Big Bad of the Mortal Kombat Tournament. Originally from Earthrealm, Shang Tsung was taken to Outworld after Shao Kahn saw potential in him and taught him Soul Magic, making the sorcerer one of Outworld's strongest champions until his defeat at the hands of the Great Kung Lao. Several years later he returned once more, now with the help of the Shokan Prince Goro, Shang Tsung managed to defeat Kung Lao and dominating the first nine Mortal Kombat tournaments until that streak was broken by Liu Kang. Since then Shang Tsung has been involved in several plots regarding Earthrealm's invasion to the murder of Shao Kahn and Liu Kang, but he has long set his eyes on the pantheon.
  • As an avid practitioner of Soul Magic and shapeshifting powers, he quickly took the spot of Soul Stealing, being one of the most notable candidates for the title given that it's the reason he lived for so long. Now as a deity, Shang Tsung has set eyes on some particular powerful deities that would make powerful additions to his arsenal of powers and his island.
    • His machinations and chessmaster nature also allowed him to get the position of Shapeshifting, considering that he can take the form of any person he can take the soul of which has made several people paranoid of Shang Tsung whenever he is near.
  • In his home world, he betrayed Earthrealm to join underneath Shao Kahn's konquest of the realms. As such, he's disliked more in Earthrealm than he is in Outworld, especially by the likes of the White Lotus monks Kung Lao and especially Liu Kang, Champion of Mortal Kombat and the one to defeat him when he was close to the 10th win required to invade Earthrealm. The other Earthrrealm warriors also have a bone to pick with the sorcerer which Shang Tsung reciprocates, except towards Sonya Blade who he is somewhat attracted to (Of course, Sonya DOES NOT return his feelings and Shang Tsung likes that)
    • He's an opportunist of the highest degree in his home universe. Despite sharing some animosity towards Quan Chi and his master Shinnok, they teamed up and formed the Deadly Alliance, killing off Liu Kang and dealing a nasty blow to the Konquerer. It got worse for the sorcerer in the new timeline, as his soul is taken out to activate Sindel early, whereas Quan Chi and Shinnok were able to make their move onto Earthrealm earlier than they did it in the older timeline.
    • When he escaped from Ermac, he stayed over on his island during the events of Mortal Kombat 11. That being said, hearing about Kronika and her powers over time, he's intrigued in her powers. As such, while he's comfortable enough being an ally of her's, he'll try to backstab her and take the power of the Hourglass for himself.
  • He would prefer to stay away from Shao Kahn if he can help it. Not only was their master plan foiled by him and Goro's defeat at the hands of Liu Kang, but in one timeline, he betrayed his master while in another, his own soul was used as a battery for Sindel. Thankfully that was mostly undone by Kronika's arrival but Shang Tsung still isn't in the best of terms with his mentor, mostly because he is tired of the failures of the sorcerer. Because of these embarrassments, he's secluded himself on his island, biding his time for the perfect moment to strike. Only then, will the Pantheon be on their knees, begging for mercy while looking up to their new overlord: Shang Tsung.
    • This animosity also extends to all of Shao Kahn's underlings but they have to put aside this differences in order to work for Kronika. However, he is still is fond of Mileena, citing her as one of his greatest creations, and still very close allies with Goro, since he was his champion for several hundred years and even mourned his death after the former's demise.
    • Outside of Kronika's group, he is the one responsible of Erron Black's lifespan, considering he does come from the Wild West period. The gunslinger has severed ties with the sorcerer after he became one of Kotal Kahn's enforcers and Tsung is not happy at all with that.
  • Upon hearing about Shang Tsung's fatality being based off his own fatality, the Joker went over to the Island and became one of his few allies. As he puts it: "Any guy who gets my jokes is an alright guy in my book!"
  • He gets along quite well with Starscream, as they both scheme to take out their overlords while guising as their second-in-command. It's rumored that they plan to form an alligence where they'll take out key Pantheon players and use their powers to usurp the Grand Alliances and rule for themselves.
  • He and Akuma came to blows after the former took interest in the dark essence of the Satsui no Hadou but Akuma proved to be the better fighter and his "Shun Goku Satsu" ended up dealing the decisive blow. While he lost and the two aren't exactly on the best terms, Shang Tsung did end up getting a piece of Akuma's soul and he can replicate his powers, which lead him to investigate more by approaching Kagenaru Mono, the living embodiment of Ryu's Satsui no Hadou. Shang Tsung decided to propose Kage an offer of finding him a similar host like Ryu where he could once and for all prove to Ryu who is the superior fighter. The offer of cloning Ryu really enticed Kage and he accepted, which only earned the ire of both Ryu and Akuma.
  • Anyone can access his temple, which is a recreation of his island. Adventurers can explore and take any treasure they want, whithin reason. And he is surprisingly helpful to potential adventurers, even if that ends up just giving them a false sense of security and he would easily get rid of them in the blink of an eye.
    • Considering that Shang Tsung's island is basically a huge dungeon, Ceri saw an opportunity to explore another world and visited the sorcerer's temple. She is aware of Shang Tsung's infamous reputation as a trickster and backstabber and so proceeded carefully and not even a few minutes in she ended up tricked into falling into the Pits where she was narrowly saved by Yomi who happened to be nearby. Ever since the incident coupled with Shang Tsung shady's nature makes the two oppose the sorcerer but Ceri still returns to the island from time to time.
    • The new influx of adventurers made him earn the unlikely opposition of King Togwaggle, mostly because the Kobold King doesn't like that the sorcerer is getting the attention of the adventurers. He is also a bit jealous that Shang Tsung's island may have more treasure that his own domain so he organized his allies to try and steal his gold.
  • Some people noticed a passing resemblance to Heihachi Mishima and the Sorcerer took notice of the Mishima's shaky family history. The two agreed to an alliance given their status as fighting game Final Bosses and Shang Tsung also became curious of the devil gene that unfortunately was not present in Heihachi's blood. To that end, he wants to steal the soul of one of Heihachi's descendants and upon hearing that, Kazumi decided to ambush the sorceror to avoid him getting ahold of it. Big mistake since it only gave him access to Kazumi's own devil gene but thankfully her old comrade Akuma came to the rescue and drove both Shang Tsung and Heihachi away.
  • Considering stealing the soul of other powerful sorcerers, setting his sight on the main guardians of the House of Magic, particularly taking interest in Stephen Strange. This interest also extended to the mutant Illyana Rasputin, whose dark powers could make her an excellent acolyte of his.
  • His soul magic is an interesting art for those interested in immortality, considering Shang Tsung has lived for centuries. Considering how he can age and de-age at will, Mother Gothel took interest on how his magic worked and pleaded to Shang Tsung to be taught how to use it. He agreed to do so, provided she would tell her the secrets of the flower that kept her young for years.
    • Speaking of Soul Magic and Shapeshifting, he developed somewhat of a one-sided rivalry with Envy the Jealous. The Homunculus is also a shapeshifter and is tired that the sorcerer always hogs all the souls that could be used for the Philosopher's Stone for himself. Shang Tsung instead of being overtly hostile he decided to play along and get closer to the Homunculi in order to gain access to said stone but Envy still doesn't like him one bit.
  • One thing of note is that Shang Tsung has managed to keep the powers of every single ninja of his series, being able to use attacks from them at will. Some believe it has to do with him draining Ermac's souls and getting enough power to keep certain soul properties from past victims, which could also explain how he can summon a clone of Kintaro at will.
  • "Your soul is mine!"
  • Is also one of the Trinity Shifters in the House of Shape.
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    Tyrande Whisperwind 
Tyrande Whisperwind, Goddess of Lunar Powers ( High Priestess of Elune, Co-ruler of the Night Elves, Leader of the Kaldorei, Night Elven Princess, Chosen of the Moon, Priestess of the Moon, The Night Warrior, Elune's Wrath)
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  • Intermediate Goddess
  • Symbol: The Sentinel Owl
  • Alignment: Neutral Good (formerly Lawful Neutral)
  • Portfolio: Night Elves, Archery And Calmness, Drawing Power From The Moon, Nature Protectors, Happily Married, Being Drawn To Good Morality Than Bad Boys, Summoning All-Knowing Owls, Badass Priestess, Nightsaber Mount
  • Domains: Moon, Nature, Elves, War
  • High Priestess: Luna (Moonfang) the Moon Rider
  • Allies: Malfurion Stormrage (her husband), Alexstrasza, Ysera, Nozdormu, Brightwing, Varian Wrynn, Harth Stonebrew, Jaina Proudmoore, Usagi Tsukino/Sailor Moon, Mirana, Yuri Tsukikage/Cure Moonlight, Tassadar, Jonathan Joestar, Princess Luna, Amaterasu, The Nephalems, Artemis, Sapphire Rhodonite, Ventari
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork with: Illidan Stormrage, Thrall, Kael'thas Sunstrider, Jim Raynor, Piccolo, Master Roshi, Saitama
  • Rivals: Diana
  • Enemies: Deathwing, Grommash Hellscream, Gul'dan, Garrosh Hellscream, Diablo, Arthas Menethil, Sylvanas Windrunner, Dio Brando, Majora, Mr. Burns, Shadow Moon, Terrorblade
  • Respected by: Fenrich
  • Tyrande is Malfurion's ever-faithful wife and took care of the Night Elf Sentinels at Azeroth in his absence, be it the Emerald Dream, or getting ascended to the Pantheon. That is, until a certain star fell right onto her head and the next thing she realized, she already ascended to the Pantheon. Turns out, the lost Moon powers of Amaterasu recognized Tyrande as its new mistress due to her massive dedication to the Moon and caused her to ascend. She's not very sure if she's allowed to lead in the stead of Elune, but she promised to do her best.
  • Everything that is about the moon, Tyrande can handle it well. Keep you safe under its light veil? Yes she can. Send out creatures of the night to illuminate your path? That's what her owls do. Make the moon summon stars that fall on you? If you need some punishment, she'll do that all right...
  • The first thing she does is to relocate her husband Malfurion and then a most joyful reunion commenced. Though she does her best to avoid the subject of his brother Illidan. It's complicated.
  • While she's aligned with the Alliance and has respects on Varian Wrynn, it's best that you avoid mentioning 'A Little Patience' within her earshot, if you don't want Tyrande to rain down moon blasts or arrows at you. She noticed that with her husband's absence, she became a bit too hotheaded and not using her brain, something that she really really regrets. This is why when she enters the Nexus Battlefield with her husband, she makes sure she keeps her wits and calm with her and never going too tempestuous. She did that during Mt. Hyjal, she can do that again.
    • That being said, her wary of the Horde stays, because regardless of how you look at it, they still violate the forests. This is why she kept her eyes at Thrall, and still continued the antagonism between her and some Horde orcs like the Hellscreams. While she would also consider the good of some people in the Korprulu Sector such as Jim Raynor, Tyrande is also rather wary about how they might not have respects on nature, though her allies dismissed it as just having a culture shock.
  • Apparently before her ascension, someone brought a TV to her quarters and after watching a certain 'Sailor Moon', Tyrande quickly became a fan and tends to emulate her during lighthearted times.
  • She used to have a fellow Priestess named Mirana who would end up becoming her own Princess after years of service with Elune. Tyrande still kept contact with her, and for the moment, did her best to keep her rival Luna in line as her follower.
  • She also didn't take fellow moon worshipper Diana, considering her too 'savage' in her crusades. Tyrande herself chose not to get involved with the whole 'Sun vs Moon' rivalry, though she did give her a warning: Regardless of how severe one's persecution is, one must always have a line they shouldn't cross, or they'll be no better than what they fought against, as it happened to a certain Warden she was familiar with.
  • Tyrande was once considered for the chosen Priest Hero by the Inkeeper, but at the time she wasn't able to attend and was replaced by Anduin Wrynn. However, she later joined the crew as the second Priestess and reunited with her husband who also frequented the Tavern. Other cringe on how sometimes both Malfurion and Tyrande behave like Sickeningly Sweethearts, even when they are battling each other.
  • Many people had poked fun of her "stylish" choice for hair. When she asked why her hair was so funny, she was told she had leaves all over it which promped a hilarious reaction from her:
    "What the…? How long have these leaves been in my hair? Why does no one tell me these things?"
  • She developed a good friendship with fellow archer and Goddess of the Hunt Artemis for her care and protection for the wild. Their bond got stronger when she learned that she also had connections with the moon.
    • She also gets along really well with Sapphire Rhodonite, another woman who chose her husband for his nice personality. She also occassionally delves into archery too and has taken classes from tyrande a few times. Once in particularly, she used Sapphire as a test dummy.
    "Here, hold this apple for a moment...All right, now put it on your head. Perfect... It’s been quite a while since I used this bow."
  • When it comes to tastes about men, Tyrande made it clear that the kindness of heart and virtuous values are big plus points, moreso than raw strength, this is why she chose Malfurion over Illidan. This is also why she's quite fond on Jonathan Joestar for exemplifying such qualities in men and says that anyone who becomes his wife is absolutely blessed and lucky to find such man. And that's another reason she stands opposed to Dio Brando, not just on his poor treatment to women, but also on how she abhors how he thinks that he can get away with doing everything as long as he has power. Something 'similar Illidan, but without any of the sympathetic things that made him a tortured soul.'
  • Even though she is one of the most faithful women in the entire pantheon, she has stated that she misses having a millennia or two of girl time, which raised a few eyebrows in the House of Love and Affection.
  • As you would have imagined, she holds the moon in High reward since that is the source of her powers and is also Elune's creation. As such any evil people that has tried to use them in evil ways has earned her ire, such as Majora, Mr. Burns and Shadow Moon (just for using the moon as a namesake)
    • She also isn't very fond of Master Roshi and Piccolo because they destroyed they homeworld's moon on separate occasions, which she considers an insult to Elune. Altough she later was told that they had to destroy it or else a Giant Monkey would've gone on a rampage, which later relieved her. She still hasn't forgived them entirely.
    • She also learned that the hero known as Saitama left a terrible mess on his moon, which almost left her really angry. Thankfully, she has slowly started to forgive him after hearing why he was there in the first place.
    • She has also earned the respect of Fenrich, especially because the moon is a really important thing for him and he is glad there is someone capable of taking care of it.
  • Also has a spot in the House of Time and Space.

Lesser Gods

    Beheeyem 
Beheeyem, God of Telepathic Spacemen (The Cerebral Pokemon, Ohbem)
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  • Lesser God
  • Symbol: The lights on its hands
  • Alignment: True Neutral
  • Ability: Telepathy
  • Gender: Male
  • Moveset: Miracle Eye, Psychic, Simple Beam, Wonder Room
    • Z-Move: Shattered Psyche
  • Portfolio: Humanoid Aliens, Big-Headed, Psychic Aliens, Roswell Allusions, Longcoats, Acronyms, Mighty Glacier
  • Domains: Psychics, Aliens, Mind Games
  • Followers: Saturn Girl, The Andalites, The Furons
  • Allies: Volcarona, Deoxys, Ash Ketchum, Slowking, Tate and Liza, Anakaris, Astral, E.T, Iroque, The Men in Black, Hoopa, Gaara, Notrom the Silencer
    • Partner: J'onn J'onnz
  • Vitriolic Best Buds with: Roger Smith, Bender
  • Enemies: Ghetsis Harmonia, Cyrus, Chernabog, Dark Link, Tzeentch, King Boo, Rotom, Crixalis the Sand King, Dune, Queen Sectonia
  • Avoids: The House of Insects and Ghosts
  • Opposed by: The Imperium of Mankind
  • In the world of Pokemon, there are many species believed to be not of this world. Some like the Cleffa line are mere speculation, but a few are confirmed extra-terrestrials. One such is Elgyem, and its evolution of Beheeyem. The Cerebral Pokemon heavily resembles The Greys with a spiffy longcoat, intrigued with the Earth of Pokemon. Their greatest skill is their incredible psychic abilities, as demonstrated by their massive brain. A Beheeyem was chosen to represent his race, as the God of Telepathic Spacemen.
    • Beheeyem almost immediately requested to be the Martian Manhunter's partner; it only made sense for the two psychic aliens to be close to one another.
    • Coming from outer space, it is unclear whether they're descended from Mew or not. If they are, it'd open a number of questions about where Mew came from.
  • Though an alien, Beheeyem retains a very human trait; a desire to understand strange new cultures. His kind took up shop in the Celestial Tower gravesite, curious about human customs involving life and death. Unfortunately a number of Litwick ended up in the area, whom they regard as "parasites". Beheeyem will usually visit the Houses of Philosophy and Personality as part of his research.
    • Good friends with fellow aliens Astral and E.T. With the former, it comes out of their shared interest in human culture and society. With the latter, it's due to being very friendly. There's a lot of aggressive aliens in his house, so it's good to know nice aliens are there to help. Beheeyem's also formed an alliance of convenience with alien Pokemon Deoxys for much of the same reason.
    • Tate and Liza were excited to discover an alien Pokemon and quickly showed him to the Mossdeep Space Center. This Beheeyem has warned them he's not to be trained, but rather would be happy to help out with astrophysics. His spaceship broke down, so with their help he might be able to visit his home and Earth more freely.
  • It's said in the mid-20th century there was an alien incident in Roswell...around the same time Elgyem and Beheeyem were first discovered in the desert. Though Beheeyem claims he's behind it, Roger Smith says otherwise stating that he's the Roswell alien. Further research revealed both of them were, and Beheeyem states that Roger's species is a "cousin" of his. They were apparently "Roswell buddies" during their time locked up.
    • Bender has also staked claim to being the titular Roswell spaceship, but after a few drinks all three ended up being Vitriolic Best Buds. They formed their own group, "The Roswell Crew", for those behind famous New Mexico alien incursions.
    • Many Elgyem and Beheeyem still live in desert regions, with the Beheeyem in the pantheon reminiscing fondly of his time there. He feels rather comfortable in the House of Earth and Metal, however is constantly frustrated by the likes of Crixalis and Dune. Exploration in the deserts eventually led him to discover Anakaris, whom reminded him of Cofagrigus. Beheeyem sees him as a guide and a fascinating subject.
  • Beheeyem has a number of psychic abilities, but more unique to his kind is the ability to modify memories and the brain. For example, his Simple Beam can change one's ability to Simple. With his ability to alter the minds of others, the Men in Black have sought out Beheeyem to keep the peace. Beheeyem has accepted this task, and is also working with
    • Not one to argue with the likes of Iroque for her "behavior modification", whom he hopes to use in order to neutralize Ghetsis and Cyrus' evil ways while sparing their intellect. In general Beheeyem is fascinated with the lantern rings due to the effect they have on the user's psyche.
    • Beheeyem was glad to find a fellow researcher Pokemon in the form of Shamouti Island's Slowking.
  • Beheeyem's psychic typing makes him vulnerable to ghosts and bugs, which leads him to avoid the Ghost or Insect houses. It has also led him to be concerned over aggressive darkness users or those who find his massive psychic power an attractive Mind Rape target.
    • Despite lacking wings and not being a Flying type, Beheeyem can learn Steel Wing of all moves. Most attribute this to having a UFO, or it being TM 51.
    • Beheeyem considers the trickster Rotom incredibly frustrating due to possessing technology and wrecking havoc on his equipment.
  • Though concerned over bugs, Beheeyem has nothing bad to say about Volcarona. She's trying to keep order over Unova, and is helping to fight the evil Ghetsis off.
    • Avoids visiting the Imperium of Mankind. The fact he's both an alien and psychic causes them to go berserk at him.

    The Care Bears 
The Care Bears, Divine Wielders of the Care-Bear Stare
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  • Lesser Gods
  • Symbol: A heart with the letters 'Care Bears'
  • Alignment: Neutral Good (Can lean between Lawful and Chaotic Good depending on the iteration)
  • Portfolios: The Embodiment of Cute Worlds and The Power of Love, Barefoot Cartoon Animals, Can create constructs based on emotions
  • Domains: Good, Charm, Air
  • Allies: The Emotions, Pollyanna, Alice, The Mane Six
  • Rivals: Nostalgic Critic
  • Enemies: YHVH, Melkor, Nekron
  • Grumpy has always been dour during his time in the Pantheon, but he had a particularly rough week. Grouchy Smurf set off to investigate, making a startling discovery. For all of Grumpy's sourness over Care-A-Lot, he truly does wish that his friends could make it into the Pantheon. So he got help with other deities to work out a deal. Soon enough, Grumpy caught wind and demanded to know what Grouchy was up to. To his surprise, he found out that his friends have arrived at the Pantheon. That warranted a move to a new temple. While their presence annoys him, he is secretly glad to be with friends again.
  • The Care-Bear Stare is one of the most powerful World Healing Waves in the Pantheon. It is able to not only defeat nearly all kinds of evil foes, but also heal people of any physical and emotional damage done by them. Having that sort of power in the GUAG's position has forced Melkor to set the bears as primary targets for his forces. Some people prefer to use the term 'Taste the Motherfucking Rainbow", but don't expect any of the bears to use it.
  • Their meeting with the Emotions was a huge fanfare. The bears were the first to point out that no emotions are inherently bad, even the negative ones. Grumpy and Anger have always been friends, but nowadays they have all the other bears to contend with. Joy quickly fell in love with all the other bears. The others have a more neutral stance on the bears.
    • The bears are also in good terms with The Emotional Spectrum, though many have preferences. Grumpy hangs out with the more negative emotions, but the other bears fell in love with The Pollyanna from the start. Cheer and Funshine Bear especially love to hang out with the young girl.
  • It has been revealed that the vast majority of their villains have been employed not by Melkor, but YHVH. The Absolute Lawmaker has been experimenting with various ways to remove irrational emotions from his subjects. He has already succeeded in the Land Without Feelings and hopes to expand to other worlds. The Care Bears remain committed to prevent this from happening.
    • It's not like they haven't taken on evil forces. Melkor isn't too fond of them as well. At first glance, he thought he could rid of them with a few minions. All it took was one Care-Bear Stare to convert them into the bears' allies. The God of Evil is looking for an evil equivalent to counter the bears.
  • When the bears heard that their friend Alice was also in the Pantheon, they didn't hesitant to visit her. They were surprised to see that this version of Alice had black hair. Grumpy stopped from from unleashing the Care-Bear Stare, explaining that this Alice has many forms, some completely different from others. Regardless, this Alice remembered her adventures with them and was quick to make friends with them.
  • Grumpy gets some unwanted attention at times. That's due to the fact that one of his voices sounds like one of the most prolific voice actors of all time.
  • Do not remind the Nostalgia Critic that he watched The Care Bears Movie. He refuses to give the franchise credit no matter how popular the series is. The bears do give the critic credit for popularizing the phrase: "TASTE THE RAINBOW MOTHERFUCKERS!" To his horror, the phrase only encouraged even more people to watch the movie.
  • There was a time when the Care Bears and ponies would see each other as rivals. It seemed that it would be even more the case when the new show made the series far more popular than the game. And yet, the two have made amends with each other as both series have become more loved. Grumpy has grown more appreciative of the Mane Six for helping him bring his friends over.

    Jodie Holmes and Aiden 
Jodie Holmes and Aiden, Goddess and God of Psychic Links (Jodie: Elizabeth North, Elliot Page, Jodie Gray | Aiden: The Entity)
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Jodie
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The closest possible interpretation of Aiden
  • Carrie White empathizes with them given how much crap Jodie's experienced. What's baffling however is when some idiots continued offending Jodie despite being fully aware of Aiden's existence, his powers, and his general attitude. Jodie however had difficulty returning the sentiment, given Carrie had gone on a full rampage and killer. Regarding the bullies at the birthday party, she most likely would've gotten vengeance, but she wouldn't have wanted them dead, even if Aiden might've.
  • Has disdain for organizations like the CIA due to the measures they resorted to in her world for the sake of their interests. Chuck resents that idea, but understands the feeling, given he's been forced to work for them, and how many times he's had to get himself in danger to take down various terrorists due to his INTERSECT. Besides, he's freelance now. Well, technically, he's in the GUAG and so is she, and they're more understanding overall.
    • Speaking of them, any who desire to control the afterlife, or any dimension filled with uncountable entities that can barely be contained let alone combated, will draw a lot of enmity from them, given that's what the CIA in their world tried to do, all for the sake of science. This resulted in an Odd Friendship with Doomguy, who's had similar issues with the UAC. That said, there is discomfort, mostly from Aiden, due to his lack of respect for authority or personal space, not to mention his experience with the supernatural and his track record with demons.
    • Merging two different worlds is also another reprehensible act in their eyes, especially if those two worlds are but one plane of existence away from each other.
    • Speaking of afterlife, there's also any deliberate means to keep someone from going there by way of forced coma. That's what their world's CIA did with their birth mother, and planned on doing the same to Jodie.
  • Many are baffled by the actions of Jodie's bullies when they locked her in a closet under a staircase for gifting an Edgar Allan Poe book. If nothing else, it was probably at least worth a lot of money due to its rarity. And an offhand or insincere "thank you" would've sufficed.
  • Having been handed over to the government by her adoptive parents at the age of 8, she has issues with those who ditch their children and those who "acquire" children for their own purposes this way.
  • Having possessed a doll of him in her childhood, Jodie got a pleasant surprise when she saw Totoro in the flesh one rainy night (Aiden alerted her to his presence, given he's usually Invisible to Adults) by a bus stop. Wanting some comfort before returning to her temple, she shuffled to his side and snuggled against his fur, which Totoro was okay with, and so was Aiden. They stayed together even as their transport arrived, until they eventually had to part ways at their respective Houses.
  • Having seen a newspaper of the Origami Killer during her travels, and now knowing who he is thanks to his identity being common knowledge in the Pantheon, she's come to despise Scott Shelby for his crimes.
  • If she's ever given a mission that involves taking down a target, it's best that she is not lied to to about the target's intentions and goals if they prove contrary to the truth. She doesn't like to have a repeat incident of her mission in the Republic of Kazirstan. Especially if it turns out to be a peacekeeper being "portrayed" as a warlord.
  • Due to having gone through similar hardships, not to mention something unexplainable between them, Jodie has formed a friendship with Ellie. Although she's is wary of Joel, she appreciates that he genuinely cares about Ellie. As for that rescue that probably cost humanity a chance to cure the Cordyceps virus in their world, given her own experiences with being experimented on, she doesn't know what to say in response to that.

    Norman Babcock and Agatha Prenderghast 
Norman Babcock and Agatha Prenderghast, Divine Duo of Seeing the Dead (Norman: Freak; Agatha: Aggie, The Witch)
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L-R: Norman and Agatha
  • Lesser Deities (Aggie is Intermediate as a wraith)
  • Symbol: The tree Aggie was buried under
  • Theme Song: "Little Ghost"
  • Alignment: Norman is Neutral Good, Agatha is True Neutral (formerly Chaotic Evil)
  • Portfolio: Having the ability to see ghosts, and getting ostracized for it, residing in Blithe Hollow, Massachusetts, having distinctive faceted blue eyes
  • Domains: Death, Supernatural, Ostracism
  • Allies: Coraline Jones, Emily the Corpse Bride, Victor and Victoria, Abigail Williams, House of Ghosts, Misao, Cole Sears
  • Enemies: Kayako Saeki, Sadako Yamamura (with a degree of pity), The Other Mother, Nekron, Gary Smith, Biff Tannen
  • Fan of: The Monsters (mostly Norman)
  • Norman Babcock is an eleven-year-old boy with the ability to see and talk to the dead. He lives in the town of Blithe Hollow in Massachusetts, which cashes in on its historical witch trials. Blithe Hollow's inhabitants frowned upon Norman's behavior, thinking him insane or a liar, and he was bullied at school. One day, as the town was celebrating the 300th anniversary of a famous witch's hanging, Norman was approached by his estranged uncle, Mr. Prenderghast, who warned him he would have to complete a ritual to save the town. Norman had to read a certain book on top of the witch's grave to stave off her curse. As simple as that sounded, several things went haywire, such as Norman finding the wrong grave and a Zombie Apocalypse starting. Eventually in the middle of the chaos, Norman discovered the witch's true identity: Agatha Prenderghast, a young girl much like Norman, with the same powers and the same lack of understanding from her neighbors, who became so afraid of her, they killed her. In retaliation, Agatha became a Vengeful Ghost, cursing the seven judges who hanged her to become undead, and terrorizing Blithe Hollow. Norman reached out to Agatha and told her he understood how she felt, convincing her to stop the curse and move on. Thanks to saving the town, Norman was finally accepted by the populace.
  • Agatha made it into the Pantheon first at the invitation of the Main House, due to successfully moving on from her world in peace. Agatha wasn't certain of deserving such an honor after her actions as a "witch" and thought Norman, as the hero who saved the town, was much more fitting. She was told to go get Norman if she wanted, though she shouldn't think so lowly of herself. Back in their world, Norman had decided to visit Agatha's resting place, as she had been a lot on his mind that day. It was then that Agatha appeared to him, making Norman conflicted as he was happy to see her but also concerned as to whether she had failed to move on. Agatha explained about the Pantheon, how she had been picked as a goddess and wanting Norman to take the position instead. Norman simply asked if they couldn't share, which Agatha admittedly had not thought of. So they went together to ask the gods about it, and they replied that it happens all the time. Thus, Norman accepted godhood, seizing the chance to be in contact with the only person he knows who shares his ability.
  • As you may have realized from Norman's uncle being called Prenderghast, he and Aggie are relatives, though very distant. The ghost-seeing gene is passed down through the Prenderghast family, which Norman's mother is a part of, though she doesn't have the gift. Norman and Aggie didn't really have time to dwell on that fact back in their world, and they've had the chance to discuss it at length in the Pantheon. Their relationship has become much like that of siblings (that get along, not like what Norman had with his actual sister Courtney) as the Pantheon allows them to spend large amounts of time with each other.
  • Once the ascension was definitive, the two kids were warmly welcomed by Coraline Jones, who likely felt responsible for the two new arrivals upon hearing she is technically related to them. As Coraline introduced herself to them and suggested they see her as a big sister who'll guide them through the scary world of the Pantheon, Norman was quick to point out they were the same age. That set the tone for their relationship. She did earnestly warn both of them away from the Beldam lest she ensnares them in her web with her sweet words. However one night, Agatha went by herself to confront the Beldam and used her powers to electrocute her into a crisp as revenge for the three ghosts that were trapped by her for so long, which prompted an astounded Coraline to comment that with powers like Agatha's, they'd have no trouble fitting in the Pantheon.
  • Norman and Abigail also became aware of Emily, Victor and Victoria for much the same reasons. Although their connection is somewhat looser than with Coraline, upon meeting they found they do have a bit in common with each other; Agatha became close to Emily, as young women who met untimely deaths and had trouble moving on, and Victor, like Norman to Agatha, played an important role in helping Emily move on. All-in-all, Victor and Victoria could be seen as sort of surrogate parents to Norman and Agatha (though Norman can't help but think that Victor is very unreliable), while Emily is like a fun aunt.
  • Abigail Williams took notice of Norman and Agatha's town's association with witch hunts, being responsible for starting such mass panic herself. It grieves her to know that a girl her age like Agatha was a victim of something she more-or-less started. Abigail is also sorry for history nearly repeating for Norman when the Blithe Hollow inhabitants became so panicked and hysterical due to the curse, they blamed Norman and nearly lynched him. Despite her bleak background, Norman believes Abigail is sincere about atoning and is willing to give her a chance. Agatha is not so forgiving however, and is cold to her whenever she meets up with them both. Still, Abigail will use her considerable powers to protect both of them, seeing them as the chance for atonement she was waiting for.
  • They were friendly with the ghosts of their world, and they make it a point to try to be friendly with the House of Ghosts as well. Certainly a lot of that House's members are benign and reciprocate Norman and Agatha's interest, but then there are also pranksters like Gengar and Rotom who annoy the heck out of the two, and outright murderous spirits like Kayako and Sadako. With that said, Norman and Agatha were horrified to hear what led the two ghost girls to turn out that way and feel sorry for them. Unfortunately knowing that hasn't made it any easier to try to interact with them and convince them to let go, and Agatha is often forced to get shockingly violent with them to protect herself and Norman.
  • Due to their age, Norman and Agatha both go to the Elysium Academy, and there they have met Misao, who has a similar story to Agatha as a girl who was the victim of much injustice by some scummy people, which eventually led to her murder and haunting of the school she used to attend. Thankfully she is much happier in the Pantheon, and she hopes Agatha can be too, looking after her and Norman (who reminds her of Aki, the one who helped her move on) while they're at school.
  • Norman's former ostracism previously made him a favorite target of bullies. It gave him a rather bleak view of people, but during his adventure he realized that it was wrong to think that just because there are bad people, it must mean there are no good ones. Still, he's come to realize that there exist some truly irredeemable bullies in the Pantheon, such as Gary Smith and Biff Tannen, who are looking to turn Norman and Agatha into targets in the Elysium Academy. While he does his best to ignore them, Norman doesn't see the need to hold back if they do something truly morally reprehensible, which those two are prone to do.
  • Norman is a huge fan of B-grade horror movies. He tried getting Agatha into them as well, explaining to her what movies were and not to worry about what happened in them as they weren't real and that it might take her some getting used to all the gore. Surprisingly that wasn't really the case. After all, Agatha is used to seeing ghosts of people killed in gruesome ways, just like Norman. Not to mention she was responsible for a curse and raising zombies from their graves. In hindsight, Norman doesn't know why he thought she'd be freaked out. It's a stretch to say Agatha is a fan of them like Norman is though, maybe because it's hard not to compare herself and her past actions to the villains.
    • Norman's fanning over such movies led to him discovering that many of their characters can be found in the Pantheon. In particular, he thinks it's really cool that there's a sort-of superhero team consisting of classic monsters like a giant woman, a human-turned-cockroach, a fish creature, a blob and a giant insect. He enjoys following their exploits, and Agatha will admit that she finds Susan's story of learning to be comfortable with herself inspiring.
    • Of course on the other hand, Norman and Agatha also have to keep in mind that many other horror monsters and villains exist in the Pantheon and they really are as dangerous as they appear, unlike the zombies of the seven judges back in their world. For instance, even though the House of Ghosts is located within the House of Undead, that one is not a House they enter lightly, given three out of the four House leaders are some nasty folks, among which is counted GUAD leader Nekron, who Norman and Agatha find particularly revolting for his corruption and manipulation of the dead.
  • Once the Trope Namer for I See Dead People ascended, he was curious to see who the ones holding a trope named after his Signature Line. Cole was pleased that it were two equally ostracized children, and they have become good friends, always up to solve ghostly problems. Cole's psychiatrist Malcolm also took an interest in Norman and Agatha, pitying them for their lack of adult support.

    Roger Hayden/Psycho-Pirate 
Roger Hayden, God of Emotion Control (The Psycho-Pirate)
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  • Lesser God
  • Symbol: The Medusa Mask
  • Alignment: Neutral Evil
  • Portfolio: Legacy Character (predecessor only appeared for six issues), Emotion Control, Being An Emotion Vampire, Red and Black and Evil All Over, Becoming Aware Of The Fourth Wall And Hating The Writers, Sanity Slippage Because He Remembers The Crisis
  • Domains: Emotions, Mental Manipulation, Supervillainy, Masks (in general), Crises and Retcons, Metafiction (for a time)
  • Interests: The House of Mind Control (especially Zelenin), Nerose Satanel
  • Allies: No Face, Dr Griffin, Bane
  • Headbutting Villains with: White Face
  • Enemies: The DC Superheroes in general, The Anti-Monitor, The Auditors Of Reality, The Dementors, The Phantom Thieves Of Heart, the Care Bares, Kyubey
  • Avoids: Either Medusa, SCP-035
  • Drinking buddies with: Wade Wilson/Deadpool, Nefarian
  • One of the short-lived foes of the Justice Society of America was Charles Halsted, a disgruntled linotyper who used Emotion Control to commit crimes. In jail, he found a successor in the young and troubled Roger Hayden. Taking his mantle as the Psycho-Pirate, Hayden was an emotional vampire that forces emotion onto others. Fear, happiness, sadness, whatever he wants will do. And he's good at it.
  • Though he has to take it off to use it, the Medusa Mask is what lets him control emotions. The House of Emotion considers it a very powerful artifact, though don't feel Hayden is all that dangerous compared to some of the other gods there. Well, exception the Auditors of Reality, who are utterly antithetical to the chaotic nature of emotions and Hayden can take them out with a Puff of Logic. The Dementors find him both competition and bane because he can act as a living Patronus by making people happy.
  • Capable of changing the emotions of those with little or no emotion like Rei Ayanami or the Incubators, however it requires a lot more effort and he gets exhausted doing so. Kyubey was more offended by it because Hayden decided to use him as a guinea pig and force emotions like sadness, fear and simple joy, an experience he found as being driven utterly insane. Of course most critics of the Incubators thought he had it coming.
  • While it also lets him commit crimes, the Psycho-Pirate seems to enjoy manipulating emotions for the heck of it as he feeds off emotion. As such, he tends to associate himself with No Face, being masked figures who are emotion eaters. He seems to get along with the Invisible Man as they're both people who's powers let them commit crimes, and made them a bit loopy. Within the DC Universe he's recently sided with Bane so he can use his powers over emotion to help him drop his addiction to the Venom drug.
  • Likes to compare masks with the House of Headwear, though he's not a mask enthusiast and just thinks some of them are cool. He is sure as hell not putting on SCP-035 as stylish as it is. Just in case anyone's asking, the Medusa Mask doesn't have anything to do with the other Medusa besides maybe the dangers of looking at his face. He stays away from as he can't use his Medusa Mask on them without looking them in the eye and turned to stone.
  • The Anti-Monitor browbeat the Psycho-Pirate into serving him during the Crisis on Infinite Earths. As a consequence, he was virtually the only person who's memories weren't affected by the Cosmic Retcon, and it led to him becoming aware of his fictional status. And he swore not to forget, but retcons and different writers led him to anyway(also Black Adam crushing his skull). In the Trope Pantheon, he has become aware of it and the retcons once more, believing this is a result of the inherent metafictional nature of the pantheon.
  • When made aware of the fourth wall during Grant Morrison's run on Animal Man, he came to loathe the writers and managed to briefly revive Pre-Crisis characters to get back at them. Since he's fictional, he had no hope of attacking the real world and the writers were still in complete control. Malal, having become the god of Canon Discontinuity, has convinced Hayden to make a Faustian pact to try and restore these abilities and get revenge on the authors, all so the Retconnian can break out. Of course, the Psycho-Pirate is wary of being his agent considering how serving a higher power worked out for him the first time.
  • Sometimes he drinks to take the stress of his Medium Awareness away, and he ends up meeting Deadpool. Much more adjusted to having No Fourth Wall, his comical behavior was actually a relief to the Psycho-Pirate when a bit sloshed. He seems to like drinking with Nefarian as well, since his trolling nature mixed with how he leans on the fourth wall is somewhat cathartic for the Psycho-Pirate. On a more serious note, he considers White Face's ability to threaten those beyond the fourth wall appealing for his own ambitions, though is wary working with him due to how dangerous he can be.
  • According to Batman: The Brave and the Bold, good feelings and thoughts can be used to repel the Psycho-Pirate's influence. Hilariously, the Care Bares were able to push off his influence, and the Psycho-Pirate has hated them ever since because of the humiliation that brought. The Phantom Thieves have tried to fight off his influence due to using Emotion Control for crimes and other nefarious business. Hayden was quick to argue that they're hypocrites for doing so since they control peoples' emotions in a way by changing their heart to something they're not. Granted their targets are mostly loathsome and above justice by regular means, but he argues they're not so different anyway.
  • The potential for brainwashing people through emotions is something that Zelenin wants from Psycho-Pirate, forcing the emotions of fervor, fanaticism and such for the forces of Law. Nerose Satanel wants the Psycho-Pirate in order to make everyone happy regardless of their free will. The Psycho-Pirate would rather keep his distance from them.

    Shido Itsuka 
Shido Itsuka, God of Harem-Activated Powers (Shin, Shinji Takamiya, Shiori Itsuka)
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when disguised as Shiori Itsuka 
  • Lesser God (Intermediate God if using Spirit Powers)
  • Symbol: Himself planting Sandalphon into the ground
  • Theme Song: "Calling"
  • Alignment: Neutral Good
  • Portfolio: Stock Light-Novel Hero, Blue Hair and Clothes, Ordinary High-School Student, Absolute Benevolence, The Everyman, Good at Cooking and Housekeeping, Getting Volunteered To Save The World, Getting A Harem He Didn't Ask For, Absorbing And Using The Power Of His Haremettes, Crossdressing Every Now And Then, Getting Killed and Resurrected As a Human/Spirit Hybrid
  • Domains: Heroism, Courage, Desire for Normalcy, Humility
  • High Priests: Kojou Akatsuki
  • Followers: [Trinity Seven Arata Kasuga]], General Eita Touga, Kusanagi Godou, Koutarou Satomi, Moroha Haimura
  • Allies:
  • Enemies: Isaac Westcott, Tom Riddle/Lord Voldemort, the Illusive Man, Harbinger, Lex Luthor, Khan Noonien Singh, The Joker, Altair/Military Uniform Princess, Jonathan Irons, Ganondorf, Nobuyuki Sugou
  • Respects: Sheryl Nome
  • Pities: Master Chief, Robb Stark
  • An Ordinary High-School Student tasked by his sister Kotori to save the world from the Spirits… by dating them, thus the premise of his series. Shido wasn't the kind of guy who asked for trouble but never ran when trouble found, so he took the job, despite the trouble it would bring him. To do so, he has to make the Spirits fall in love with him, then he can absorb their magic powers into his body with a kiss, allowing them to have a normal life. He also later found out he could use Spirit powers in a limited range.
    • Previously the High Priest for Keima Katsuragi, Kotori arranged for the Court of the Gods to ascend her brother and provide his own temple, not only for his "volunteering", but for the powers he can get from his harem, much as he's a bit ashamed about it. Despite how weird the situation was for him, Shido took his new position in stride and got to work.
  • His sister Kotori received his brother with a big hug…but then she regained her composure, cleared her throat and simply told Shido she was glad to see him as a deity at last. Everyone present gave her a big smile, knowing she had good intentions, and that she arranged for his ascension in the first place. His reunion with Yoshino was a lot smoother. He simply patted both her and Yoshinon's heads until they got asleep. Shido gently took her to her bed and turned off the lights on his way out.
  • Weeks after he got settled in the Pantheon, he received news that Tohka and Origami had ascended. Unfortunately, they ascended at the same time, fueling their rivalry for Shido's affections. This forced Shido to go on separate dates with them, with Kotori and Ratatoskr providing assistance. Fortunately, cooler heads prevailed and Shido helped them get acquainted to the Pantheon.
  • The reason for his harem-based powers is this: born Shinji Takamiya, he was the first person to meet Mio Takamiya, the First Spirit; who fell in love with him until he was killed by Isaac Wescott. To save his life, Mio absorbed Shido into her body and carried him in her womb, recreating him as a human/Spirit hybrid. The collective powers of the Spirits were always meant to be Shido's and the First Spirit merely turned regular humans into Spirits as a way to perfect and refine those powers until Shido eventually obtained them. Shido regained his memories from his past life, he understood that, spiritually and emotionally, he and Shinji were completely different people and convinced Mio to let go of her plans and instead move on to the afterlife, where Shinji was waiting for her.
  • The Phantom Thieves of Hearts were on alert upon hearing of a Shido ascending, given that their story's Big Bad (though under Yaldabaoth) has that name, and even heard rumors of Melkor's attempts to do so. They were relieved when it turned out that wasn't the case, given that this Shido has it as his given name. Their leader Akira also feels pity for him, remembering... Valentine's Day, which ended in loads of pain on his part, and he wishes the best for the Spirit harem leader.
  • He spends most of his time cooking and cleaning after his temple, which is a perfect replica of his house, with three portals that take him between the sub-houses of Outlooks on Job, Spiritual & Mental Powers, and Love: Other. A lot of gods are amazed by his excellent cooking and have recommended some tutoring from the House of Food. And he did from one Soma Yukihira, who told him to keep experimenting with his recipes and never stop improving himself. While Shido took his lessons to heart, he felt a little intimidated by Soma's bombastic attitude and has mostly kept his cooking to comfort his friends, something that pleases Megumi Tadakoro greatly.
  • Very good friends with fellow light novel protagonists Ayato Amagiri, Lux Arcadia and Touya Mochizuki, often discussing on how to improve their relationships with their harems. Also, despite his Japanese origin, some people think that Shido has more in common with Western heroes like Luke Skywalker and Harry Potter, so it's probably not a surprise that he gets along fine with them. They agree that true power comes not within oneself, but from the love one gives and receives from others, but Luke and Harry do point out that in Shido's case, it's a bit more literal.
  • Shares the same heroic ideals with Link and Ash Ketchum: to always walk the extra mile to help anyone who needs them. Even when he prefers the comforts of a normal life, Shido has has accompanied them in their fantastic adventures across the Pantheon. They also have on certain occassions had to crossdress to infiltrate girl-only areas. Make no mistake: they will do it for the greater good, but don't expect them to be happy about it. The only reason Shido cross-dressed at all in the first place was to seal a Spirit who was, to put it bluntly, not into men like him (though even after finding out, the Spirit in question agrees to go out with him, but only if he's crossdressing).
  • Became surprised that there were other deities in the Pantheon with voices similar to his, such as Kaito Kirishima, Ichiro Sato and Haruto Tsukishiro. Because of their love problems and crazy adventures, a friendship between the four was all too predictable. They enjoy playing video games, eating great food, having adventures in the dreamscape or just talking on how to improve their relationships.
    • There is some awkwardness in his meetings with Corrin and Souji Mitsuka, as Shido finds it weird Corrin has a female form and Souji Mitsuka only has superpowers when he transforms into a twin-tailed girl. Of course, given the weirdness of his own world, he feels like he shouldn't judge.
  • Originally, he was is a memeber of the GUAG Support Staff, cooking their meals and keeping their base clean; until he was reassigned to the GUAG Combat Division for his increase in power and combat prowess, to the point he temporarily killed Isaac Westcott in one timeline. The GUAG Relationship Enchancers insisted on his membership, thanks to his sizeable harem. Shido has politely declined, but keeps his friendship open with them. He can't help but wonder what strange connection he has with Issei Hyodo and Ichika Orimura.
  • Feels glad Samurai Jack eventually reunited with Ashi. Shido can relate to that, particulary after what happened to Rinne and Mayuri. Admiring the boy for his compassion, Jack and Ashi wished him well.
  • Is good friends with Enterprise captains James T. Kirk and Jean-Luc Picard, given the moral dilemmas they face are quite similar to his own. Kirk has given some advice in how to atrract more women, while Picard simply facepalms (as usual) at the ridiculous things Shido often does to reach out to the Spirits.
  • Thanks to his idealism and desire to do the right thing, he has earned long-lasting friendships with Superman and Spider-Man. Shido sees both superheroes as mentors and visits them as much as he is able searching for guidance and counsel. He also admires Clark for settling down and starting a family, and tells Peter not to beat himself up over the choices he has made, saying that in time, he will find happiness.
  • Against all odds, Mayuri was allowed to ascend to the Pantheon. Upon hearing the news, Shido quickly ran to her temple where they shared a tearful and poignant reunion, celebrated by many. They went on a beautiful date to the House of Theatre and Spectacle, where they watched a marathon of their favorite movies. Fortunately, Kotori and the Ratatoskr team had reserved an entire room just for them.
  • Occassionally gets into philosophical debates with Hachiman Hikigaya about morality and what it means to establish meaningful connections with others. Although he disagrees with Hachiman's cynicism, he certainly appreciates his intelligence. He often tries to get him and Keima to spend some time together, to no avail.
  • Cadance worries about Shido's position; the fact that a lot of lives rely on him dating a lot of girls (specifically potentially dangerous ones, though) and keeping them all happy. Kyu on the other hand, while concerned as well, is ecstatic, now that she can feel justified in doing what she does. She also works with Kotori in this regard so that Shido eventually won't need to be guided on dating every step of the way, though the fact that there are much fewer people she can be invisible to does prove problematic.
  • Feels sorry for the Master Chief for failing to save Cortana even when he fought tooth-and-nail for her. It brings back memories of Rinne and Mayuri. He is also one of the very few people who don't give Robb Stark grief in choosing love over duty and says no man should ever be put in that situation. Shido sincerely hopes both men can find peace one day.
    • Felt glad that Cortana had ascended and reunited with John. Aware of Cortana's actions in the mortal plane and his own experience with Maria Arusu, Shido hopes she can find a way to redeem herself]]. He recommended Maria as Cortana's High Priestess, to which she accepted.
  • Praises Jon Snow for successfully uniting the factions of the North under a common cause, similar to what he is trying to do with the Spirits. Jon at least appreciates Shido's kindness and sees much of himself in the boy; also, his cooking helps keeping his soldiers fed. Jon admits he finds it weird that Shido has been killed and resurrected multiple times, compared to Jon's single serious case of stabbing.
    Jon: That must really hurt.
    Shido: *sigh* You get used to it.
  • Even a good man like Shido can have his limits, especially as seen with Isaac Westcott, the evil mage who wants to become a god and create a world only for mages. Anyone who reminds him of Westcott will earn Shido's enmity:
    • Absolutely hates Lord Voldemort for his cruelty and lack of remorse for his actions, seeing him as no better than Isaac Wescott. The fact that they are both British is merely a coincidence, okay? Don't get any funny ideas.
    • Not fond of Khan Noonien Singh (the Kelvin version, at least) either because he betrayed Kirk when The Good Captain was only trying to help him. He finds his love for his family hypocritical and self-serving, given that he killed Kirk's mentor and threatened to kill Kirk and the Enterprise crew as well when The Good Captain risked his own life to save him. Crashing the Vengeance into San Francisco just to screw over the Federation will not get him any sympathy points with Shido either.
    • Absolutely pissed with Altair/Military Uniform Princess for escaping punishment for the crap she pulled. While he can sympathize with the death of her mother, he says that's not an excuse for her actions and that it's not all about her. He is also horrified by what she did to Mamika and Aliceteria and promised to do whatever he can stop her.
  • Can also be found in Love: Other.
  • "If people refuse to accept you, I'll just accept you even more."

Quasideities

    Takuto Maruki 
Takuto Maruki, God of Granting Illusional Wishes (Male Teacher with Glasses, Dr. Maruki, Man Wearing Hat, Snacc Daddy, Salt Bae, The World)
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Metaverse Maruki 
  • Greater God in the Metaverse. Headed to Overdeity when he used his Actualization on Mementos. Classified as a Quasideity after his Persona was sealed.
  • Symbol: The Councillor Arcana. Alternatively the torch of guidance that served as his Treasure.
  • Theme Songs: Ideal and the Real (Maruki Theme), Gentle Madman (Palace Theme), So Happy World (Actualization Theme), Out of Kindness (Psientific Model Eden Theme), Another Ideology (Dreaming Theme), Keep Your Faith (Azathoth Theme), Throw Away Your Mask (Adam Kadmon Theme)
  • Alignment: Neutral Good. Chaotic Good when during his Actualization attempt.
  • Portfolio: Hot Scientist, Never Be Hurt Again, Trauma Conga Line, Reasonable Authority Figure, The Shrink, 100% Adoration Rating, The Taxi, The Klutz
  • Domains: Fulfillment, Suffering, Escapism, Cognition
  • High Priest: Shiranbanshou
  • Allies:
  • Rivals: Madara Uchiha
  • Enemies:
  • Pitied by: Nerose Satanael
  • Pities: Mary/Mari
  • Opposed by: Perfect Trumpet Thingy
  • Opposes: West Coast Cabbies
  • Confused by: Xehanort
  • Conflicting Opinion To: Homura Akemi
  • Conflicting Opinion From: Igor, Sumaru City Persona Users, St. Hemelin Persona Users, S.E.E.S., The Investigation Team, Marie, Tohru Adachi, Labrys
  • Maruki was a researcher of cognitive science—the psychological study of how the mind perceives the world around them—and was one of the first to have delved into the subject as extensively as one could at the very least. The start of his research into cognition was caused after a personal tragedy had Maruki awaken to his ability of Actualization, the power to change a person’s cognition. Though his research was met warmly, it was shut down and seized by The Conspiracy that was dead set in using it to gain power. Since his career was basically annihilated as a result, Maruki went onto being a therapist for others and actualizing their perceptions of themselves to improve their lives—for better or for worse. Maruki was eventually hired by a certain academy that faced scandal at the time to help students cope—leading to Maruki coming into contact with a certain crew of thieves who are united by finding camaraderie with their mutual tragedies. With their unwitting help, Maruki eventually completed the research he desperately started. At the same time, during his presentation of his new thesis to those who rejected him, Yaldabaoth had begun his attempt at fusing Mementos to reality—likely thanks to his deep bond with the Phantom Thieves that Maruki had not fallen in the illusion. This moment be the trigger that fully awaked his Persona, Azathoth. Utilizing his extremely powerful Persona, Maruki used Azathoth’s powers to keep Mementos from being unfused and used his Palace as his base of operations, granting the wishes of the public through their dreams and intending to have the reality he constructed replace the old reality, much like Yaldabaoth. His plan was ultimately foiled when the Phantom Thieves changed his heart, having him end his ambitions. Due to the lack of maliciousness from his plot, he still remains on good terms with the Phantom Thieves. Though his Persona may be sealed, he was given a seat in the Pantheon due to how audacious his plan was when it came to granting the wishes of others.
  • His ranking in the Pantheon has been complicated due to how quickly he rose into power and how quickly it diminished. Though debated whether or not his abilities to alter another’s cognition are from his Persona or being a unique ability Maruki has, it is generally agreed that both abilities are abnormally powerful within the realm of the Metaverse. The true debate enters whether Maruki still has these powers at all after his changing of heart, or if those abilities that still remain hold the same potency beforehand. Maruki solved this debate by saying that his Persona may no longer be inside of him, as the conviction that brought his Persona out no longer exists. Since Personas are created and evolve on a user’s mental state, if the state no longer exists the Persona is unlikely to still exist as well. Maruki would like to bring up to support his theory the time when Persona users had their memories erased of an adventure where their Personas evolved (one which included the Phantom Thieves themselves) but upon having their memories wiped had their Personas’ evolutions reversed. Maruki assumes that his cognition altering power work around the same principles, having been sealed as well thanks to the lack of motivation. Maruki even said he does not qualify for Demi status since whatever career he had as a researcher had went down the toilet, with Maruki switching to being a measly taxi driver as a new career.
    Maruki: I know that people take this power leveling scale seriously, like that DEATH BATTLE! thing kids keep talking about. But really, it doesn’t matter to me—I’m satisfied where I am now and people should not dwell in pointless conversations on if I could hypothetically beat this guy or that guy.
  • Though not truly close, the Phantom Thieves remain good friends with Maruki even after their battle with him. Maruki never intended any misery to come to them or anybody for that matter and only wished for them to see that his utopia was what was better reality for everyone across the planet. The Phantom Thieves ultimately decided his true paradise was a farce that took the will of people they fought for and eventually, brought Maruki and his plan down. And yes, Maruki retained the entire memory of his plan. Though Maruki still wishes to help people, he knows that perhaps what can be called a Take Over the World plot is now way out of his league. He refuses to be asked for his theories on cognitive science out of fear somebody will attempt the same plot he had and makes it a point the best advice he could give for someone’s personal troubles is through small talk on a taxi ride.
  • Confused on Goro Akechi’s presence in the Pantheon, as when he had inspected in Joker’s memories of him, Maruki was unsure if Goro Akechi survived his assassination attempt just as much as anybody has. He then theorized that perhaps that Akechi—much like in his reality—was a cognitive construct created from the memories of others to fill the actual persons role. Though it is not as if Maruki wishes to check if the theory is true, or that Goro would actually let him lest he’d rip Maruki’s fingers off. Due to The Multiverse nature of the Pantheon, Maruki then pondered on a new theory: perhaps the Pantheon itself and everyone within it was a cognitive construct, made from the perception of those who are aware of the adventures—which means Maruki the God himself may not be real. This explains the many conjoined yet contradicting events within a deity’s memories, how the Pantheon itself does not adhere to the rules of other universes, and how people erased from existence arrive to the Pantheon intact. Maruki decided wisely not to investigate further, as he may cross a boundary that may set the Pantheon on existential fire.
  • Though he was close to usurping his position, Maruki does not have kind things to say about Yaldabaoth. He does not see the world where everyone accepts being in a perpetual state of misery being ideal as Yaldabaoth describes. Yaldabaoth retorts that Maruki granting the wishes of individuals would also place the world into a perpetual state of decay just as he had, theoretically even worse as nobody will have a reason to contribute anything to the world anymore and that what would have likely would happen in Maruki’s reality was that even if he did grant the deepest wishes of people they would just replace their granted desires with a new desire until they wish to freaking die or fall asleep forever. Maruki knows that arguing with a giant mechanical god would be more like talking to a giant mechanical brick wall, so he just ignores Yaldabaoth screeching about how humanity needs to be controlled. Maruki wonders if he’s the reason why Yaldabaoth keeps talking on the YHVH radio channel Maruki hears 0.5 seconds of before switching to the next channel.
    Yaldabaoth: THE PEOPLE NEED TO ADHERE TO ORDER, THERE ARE NO PLACES FOR INDIVDU-
    Maruki: Okay, I’m not having any of that. Switching the dial...
  • Even though Igor and his assistants helped the Phantom Thieves stop Maruki, as his making a stagnating world would have been a death sentence for human evolution—Philemon, their master does not see anything wrong with Maruki’s plan. In fact, not only does Philemon not see anything wrong with Maruki’s plan but states that he wishes Maruki should have won. The reasoning is because Philemon has done a similar plan to combat Nyarlathotep, as if evil were not to exist as Maruki theorizes thanks to wish-granting given then Nyarlathotep would cease to exist. However, Philemon recognizes the flaws in Maruki’s reality just like Yaldabaoth has, knowing that a slew of new entities born from the human unconsciousness desires will arise, perhaps even stronger than Maruki himself. Though he does not say this publicly to anybody lest he wants all the Persona users he recruits to leave him out of disgust for disregarding their fight for humanity’s freedom, he does favor Maruki as a Persona user for sharing the same ideals as he does (even if Maruki was never someone on his mind until his awakening). Philemon wishes he could recruit Maruki as a Persona user but Maruki told him that the former researcher did not have interest for the supernatural any longer. A shame but Philemon cannot force Maruki to work for him... so it’s time for Philemon to construct a new Persona user who shares the same ideals as Maruki and himself.
  • Persona users, despite being cordial with Maruki hold conflicting thoughts towards him as he represents another threat that intends to subjugate humanity into a false reality made by them. Or at least he was prior to the change of heart. Even Maruki questions if he was not so different regarding his actions, as even if he was not born from humanity’s collective unconsciousness, it is arguable his Persona awakening was made to fulfill his and that desire on wishing for good tidings for themselves. Does not hold kindness to those same beings however, as even he acknowledges their attitudes are much more malevolent. Though to be fair, those who do intend for the best for humanity genuinely even if their actions are the antithesis to that has his sympathizes like Ryoji.
  • Has interests towards the Shin Megami Tensei universe as much like his own, humanity creates supernatural entities from their own collective viewpoints towards the world. Regardless, even though the deities from their scream out that they are almighty beings from mythology, Maruki sees them on a scientific angle—them not being unlike Shadows. This statement enrages every demon out there, refusing to believe their nature can be comparable to the lesserly powerful Shadows who “imitate“ their appearances. Along the same lines, Maruki also brings attention to how completely dumb the Order Versus Chaos state that their universe is in, as Maruki would like to tell complete anarchy would just delve into order again. Even Lucifer apparently knows this judging by the darwinist society he wishes to creates. Not to say that Maruki believes order should rule over all (especially since he took Yaldabaoth’s place) but could only inform that chaos leads to a desire for order, which leads into a desire for chaos. All demons are fighting a losing battle, which makes him pity their existence.
  • Not even he knows what his abilities on manipulating cognition are. All Maruki knows that his power first arrived when it automatically erase his girlfriend’s trauma (as well as their relationship). At the time, Maruki’s Persona had not awakened, making it questionable whether or not his Persona is the cause fo his ability, or just something that exponentially increases his power (though likely the former answer seems the most probable). Though Maruki cannot use his ability any longer, he still remains curious and though he shouldn’t, tried to delve back into the supernatural by contacting with THE Azathoth himself for an answer. Though Azathoth as a Persona may just be a projection of his own conscious, considering how omniscient the Lovecraftian gods are, their maker probably knows something. Curiosity got the better of Maruki when Azathoth went to visit his dreams. Maruki came out of that dream learning some things he found both intriguing and a bit freaky.
  • Though it may rather impressive, people do downplay Maruki’s power as just being similar to hypnosis. The effects may seen similar on the surface but altering a person’s cognition would have more dire consequences when it comes to brainwashing someone. For one, hypnosis is behavioral change by the switch of a trigger. For cognition, the entire worldview of a person changes. They can believe an entirely different ideology, have an entirely different attitude, or even have their entire identity switch to another. Though not as instant as hypnosis, a person having their cognition change is much more subtle and onlookers would wonder if you are just in a mood or became insane. That is not even beginning to describe how devastatingly powerful that is regarding the Metaverse. Maruki gave a rather... confusing explanation about how it works to those who are curious.
    Maruki: So let’s use a stand-in for myself. Let’s call him... D. D wants to kick everyone down, but does not want any consequences from it. So D gets to work on a machine that can change people’s cognition. D then uses it on people and changes their cognition to feel happy when D does horrible things to them. We as humans typically seen harmful things done to us as negative but if you can change them to feel positive feelings towards these harmful actions, then... what was that word? Masochism? I apologize if you think this conversation is going somewhere gross but that is the best way I can illuminate how powerful changing someone’s cognition is like. Okay, let me see what the fare is...
  • Malevolent beings who pervert people’s dreams like Vaermina and Freddy Krueger find Maruki to be a dire threat, especially when he could just grant the wishes of dreamers without any evil intent behind them. Adding to this, Maruki’s former abilities over cognition can completely mess up a dream perverter’s actions within a dream. They all hold grudges against Maruki for this but do not attempt to try to assassinate him in his dreams, as that might be the trigger that reawakens his Persona. Slaanesh—who can reasonable rival Maruki even if he had won—also recognizes that Maruki’s potential may not have limits if he were to reawaken his powers and wants to stay as far away from him as possible.
  • The Anti-Spiral sees Maruki in a conflicting light. Though his plan’s effect would have humans (a Spiral species) to live in stagnation, Maruki’s wish granting would perhaps spiral (heh) out of control due to people’s desires escalating once their prior wishes are made true. Though the Anti-Spiral can see the benefits on having Maruki finish his plans, the risks have far too many consequences to consider. As for Maruki who cannot accomplish any of those things the Anti-Spiral fears...
    Maruki: I’m sorry to be frank, but I don’t care. I just don’t care about your interests. Maybe talk to it with a Discord server but don’t drag me into your rabbit hole.
    • Similarly, the Incubators also believe that Maruki’s wish granting tendencies are a threat to the entire scope of the universe. Sure, they make contractual wishes to grant as well but they expect a Magical Girl to contribute to the destruction of entropy. In Maeuki’s Actualized world, nobody would bother doing anything outside of monotonous life, which makes girls they prey upon have a reason to fight the universe’s heat death. Additionally, Maruki granting wishes may contribute to further entropy due to how much power he must consume in doing things like altering events or bringing people Back from the Dead. For these reasons, it is the Incubator’s best interest to keep Maruki from ever having a new motivation to awaken his Persona.
    Maruki: Again, go to a Discord over this. I’m just a plain taxi driver now.
  • Nerose Satanael knows all too well on wanting to have people not suffer any longer—which is the ideal Satanael’s Law bases itself on. If it were not because of Maruki’s change of heart, Satanael would name Maruki as his successor if he were to reattempt his plans. Satanael remains curious on Maruki’s cognition altering too, and keeps infrequent tabs on the man to see if those powers will return.
  • Maruki, though very much a mellow person just wanting to get by at life now does not like the Illuminati or the Patriots at all. It makes sense, considering that The Conspiracy led by Masayoshi Shido was the main reason why Maruki’s cognition research was widespread. Though he knows holding a grudge is pointless, Maruki does know all three conspiracies are the cause of more than one miserable circumstance as does not want them to inflict that same harm towards others. If he had any sort of authority, Maruki would try to uncover their schemes. However, he is just a mere taxi driver and taxi drivers cannot do anything significant especially against government conspiracies. He only shares what he knows from the grape vine (gossip from his passengers) to the Phantom Thieves, those he knows can make an impact on corrupt society.
  • Does not... particularly understand what Junko Enoshima’s goal is at all. She wants to make people have despair and at the same time, give herself despair? She takes pleasure from people falling into despair but she does not want to feel pleasure from it. Yet, she feels pleasure also when she despairs herself? Its a strange dichotomy worth researching over if Maruki was not a taxi driver. This interest was made when Junko rode in Mariki’s cab and went to give a despair tangent that he did not know the prompting for. When she tried to give him a wallet as a tip, he said no to it. Maruki told Junko that she should feel happy that she would keep her money, and that if despair gave her enjoyment, then she should find other things to enjoy too. Maruki then drove off, leaving a speechless Junko. Not because she was given food for thought—it was due to the wallet being a bomb and Junko did not know where the toss it before it blew up.
  • Madara Uchiha sees Maruki as a rival, with Maruki himself not knowing about. As Maruki’s Actualization plan also was making people live out their best dreams, Madara believes that Maruki was ripping his plan off. Not that he is mad at it, as Madara believes Maruki would be a fantastic opponent to fight against. Or at least, it would be if Maruki did not lose his Persona powers. Madara does not see much joy when it comes to fighting a regular taxi driver, so wants to satiate his own desires by fighting more capable people. He looks forwards to the day if Maruki gets his powers back, and then Madara would wish to see what a Persona user at their maximum power fights like. Obito wants to also reawaken Maruki’s powers, but for the sole purpose to have Madara stop being a Blood Knight by having his cognition change.
  • Maruki can get a better read on the Madoka and Homura conflict much better than most people could. He acknowledges both girls’ biggest issue they have can be said in one question. “Who is worth caring for the most?” Madoka cares for all magical girls throughout existence, and protecting happiness came first. Which is why even if she could make herself exist again, Madoka chose to leave her friends and family behind to perform the duty on granting happiness. Whereas Homura, who sees Madoka as the most important person in her life believes that Madoka should not burden herself with others’ suffering, and she should live her mortal life. Yes, it is a stance made from Homura’s selfish desire to keep Madoka to herself but in Homura’s perspective, Madoka was selfish for abandoning everyone she knew to become a symbol to others. Obviously, Maruki knows Madoka is the more sympathetic of the two and that even if Madoka’s wish was selfish, it was to the benefit for others. But he would like people to see Homura’s side too, and would also like to add she is an early teen and is not the most emotionally mature person yet no matter how much looping she went through. Maruki also believes people are extrapolating too much from the situation. People are stating the upheaval the symbolizes the death of happy heroines and that its better not to live through that misery. Others state that Homura mirror’s Lucifer fall from grace and that its a Shakespearean tragedy to showcase Homura’s descent to madness. Some say Madoka does not deserve her power because she is too idealistic. All of those statements are valid Maruki feels, but he just tells them all to take it as it is instead of going into deep arguments on the morality behind it. People just do bad things sometimes and they might stick for a long time, it really is not as complex people would like to say.
  • Challenges The White regarding the idea that everything in the universe should vanish because they do not see a solution regarding Order Versus Chaos. Maruki agrees that those fundamental states likely will conflict forevermore but also argues that destroying it all is pointless, as that does not solve anything. All that does is just make way for a new war, just starting the cycle all over. The White sees nothing wrong with their logic, and said Maruki was foolish for believing that his idea of peace was an ideal solution.
  • He is a fan of heroes—as in heroes who are willing to do anything to having everybody smile by the end of it all. Yusuke Godai, Wander, Shirou Emiya are amongst those Maruki admires, as they embody his goal on making people smile. Unfortunately, Maruki also idolizes those who would cause a certain amount if misery for the wider benefit of others like Kiritsugu Emiya. The former therapist wishes he could have don the black coat as well as he can don a white and gold one.
  • Though he does not have that connection any longer, Maruki has been a welcome guess at the Hall of Dreams and Nightmares, even getting a personal welcome from Dream of the Endless. Considering his actions on basically were unintentionally violating people’s dreams, it would come as a surprise that he was given praise there. Additionally, since many others in the House also enter people’s dreams they do not see much of a problem with Maruki. Blackiris and Lan also are friends with Maruki for aiding people with their dreams though he would tell them that he have might gone a little bit... overboard regarding how much happiness he wanted to give to others. They believe that Maruki was exaggerating that statement, not being aware how far Maruki would have gone for that happiness. If only they knew...
  • Though a studied in the human psychology for many years, even Maruki thought that Xehanort’s true plan on wanting to erase evil by using Kingdom Hearts to remove light as so jarring, he thought he was faking it like many others. Xehanort never let it slip that was his true goal with his behavior as he and his minions keeps prattling on about the darkness, his aesthetic primarily uses darkness, and whenever he does something evil Xehanort would gloat about it. Maruki can only speculate that either Xehanort was that really good of an actor, he went to change his goals at the last second, or some divine being somewhere just had Xehanort’s priorities switch for no apparent reason other than sympathy points. Which answer is most accurate? Who knows?
  • Was given an offer by Angus Bumby to have his research more widespread as Maruki is simply sitting on it. Maruki was VERY suspicious on someone wanting his research (as Shido took his to manipulate politics) and went to Bumby with a squadron behind his back. It was then Bumby came in trying to hypnotize Maruki to give his work but it did not work surprisingly enough. After Maruki saw Bumby getting thrown to a police car, he wonders of perhaps some of his cognitive abilities remain after all... or maybe it did not work on someone wearing glasses. Either answer will do just fine.
  • Frasier Crane has read Maruki’s work regarding cognition and if it were not the supernatural elements inside it, then anybody with interest towards psychology would find his paper as necessary reading. Feels nothing but shame for the wider psychology community dismissing his work, using it as an example of ignorance halting progress.
  • Cosmos was willing to let his join the GUAG, reawakening his Persona if he chooses but Maruki and every other Persona told her that would be a bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad idea. Maruki does not believe he will use his powers wisely if he does regain them, but thanks Cosmos for having the confidence that he could. Surprisingly, Cosmos has Maruki’s taxi service as a “secret” transportation if teleporting was too comprisable and she had to go see someone face-to-face. Its strictly confidential and Maruki charges her extra for it. He needs to make money too.
  • Travis Bickle really does not like Maruki, with it being arguable that Bickle serves as the Evil Counterpart to Maruki. One taxi driver is optimistic for the world while another is extremely cynical towards it. However, both agree that they have take action itself to have life change... that would be the case if Maruki did not have his heart change. Bickle now just treats Maruki with disdain, citing the guy now lost his balls to do what he wants to do. Maruki, being a polite person did not say Bickle also had his balls fall off too after being mistaken for a hero.
  • If there is anybody he wishes he could help out more, it would be Mary... or Mari. He was drawn to her at the Hall of Dreams, momentarily weakness from his curiosity. What he saw there was very disturbing memories of Mary’s sexual abuse, making Maruki almost wish he was capable of changing her memories for the better. It was then Maruki almost had Azathoth emerge again but his change of heart held brought him back down before it could happen. That dream he saw gave that much impact to him.
  • Had his car utterly and completely broken when he had left for a sandwich. Turns out the West Coast Cabbies were the ones to crush it during one of their taxi escapades. Maruki sent them the bill for repairs and wonders who the heck hires these guys and who the heck gave the a driving/taxi license.
  • ''“Don't sleep through—dreams that can come true—No more tears shall drop from your cheeks anymore—you won't need to—strive for greatness—Believe in me—That you don't need to suffer from—Anything”'- Throw Your Mask Away


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