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The House of Sports is basically an Olympic Park, but unlike those built by mortals, the House's Park is many times bigger and more majestic. It hosts facilities, training centers, and stores equipment of all kinds of sports imaginable, either real or "fictional". Because of that, this place is massive, and the House of Travel needed to set up some travel services to take athletes around the complex.

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Every four years, the Gods' Olympic Competition is held here. Of course, given the nature of the House, many victories come from the House members and not from outside.

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Overdeities

    Lord English 
Lord English, God of Stable Time Loops and the Villainy of Pool (Caliborn, undyingUmbrage, MAN GAKA EXTRAORDINAIRE, The Speaker of the Vast Honk, The Angel of Double Death, Mirthful Messiah, Lil Cal, Elmo, Gamzee, Arquiuspritenote )
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  • Overdeity
  • Symbol: His Cairo Overcoat
  • Theme Songs: English, Eternity Served Cold
  • Alignment: Chaotic Evil
  • Portfolio: Wanting to destroy EVERYTHING, ESPECIALLY HIS SISTER, (who was his Split Personality) taking complete control of his body (and doing it incorrectly), having his birth, summoning, events related to his summoning AND HIS NAME all be the result of Stable Time Loops, being directly and indirectly responsible for the misery of everyone, killing the Author Avatar, slaughtering ghosts and dark gods, being summoned at the death of the universe, controlling time, having Unconditional Resurrective Immortality, having his name, eyes, minions, weakness and more being related to pool, being an immature brat a heart, being especially nasty to women, being a Complete Monster, having a peg leg, being incredibly determined
  • Underling and Host: Doc Scratch
  • Allies: Gamzee, Khorne, Porky Minch
  • Former Allies: Bob
  • Respected by: Lambdadelta
  • Enemies: John Egbert, Dirk Strider, The Trolls (except for Gamzee), Andrew Hussie, Lucy, The Doctor, Professor Paradox, Clockwork, Sans, Yu Narumkami, Merged Zamasu, SCP-1440, Chronoa/Supreme Kai of Time, Dream, Nyarlathotep (Cthulhu Mythos)
  • Fears: Missingno and Vinny
  • Feared by: Every Ghost, Author Avatar and Lovecraftian God
  • Opposed by: Every good sibling in the House of Family, The Human Child
  • 2/4ths of his Soul Merge being: Gamzee and Equius
  • Heralds: The Felt
  • Soul Jar: Lil Cal
  • Lord English was summoned into the Pantheon in the far future using Doc Scratch as a Host at the end of the universe. He then time traveled to the present to wreak havoc upon reality. The first thing he did was create Lil Cal, the puppet that was responsible for Doc Scratch's existence, thus guaranteeing his summoning through a Stable Time Loop.
  • Caliborn is a Cherub born on a post apocalyptic Earth far, FAR into the future. Cherubs are creatures that have two personalities in them, one good, and one evil. Caliborn was the evil one and Calliope was the good one. A Cherub's two sides are destined to eventually fight until one half consumes the other. Caliborn was able to take a shortcut using Sburb and its connection to Dream Selves to get someone else to do it for him. However since Sburb was designed to be played with a minimum of two people, it tried to punish him by making different game that was virtually impossible to defeat. A monster would meet him and give him a choice; either die right there in order to stop an evil in the future, or try to beat the nigh-impossible game. If he would succeed, (and he would) he would be granted Unconditional Immortality, and be imbued with a limitless supply of power. Enough to destroy whatever he wanted for however long he wanted.
    "Knowing him, in fact, proves it could hardly be considered a choice at all."
  • Lord English is incredibly dangerous. He was already a Cherub, which when grown are already threats to multiple planets but aside from his gift he gained from winning the dead session, he was already a Lord of Time, one the two most powerful classes Sburb can offer. Plus, his Soul Merge has given the ability to put thoughts and mental objects into other people's subconscious (a bad thing in the reality where he came from, where dreams take place in a physical world), impressive physical strength and a Breath Weapon. Also, due to using Doc Scratch as a host, he has First Guardian powers, giving him all the abilities Doc Scratch has, though he does not have his Magic Cue Ball aspect, meaning his intelligence thankfully isn't high enough for the First Guardian powers to grant him Omniscience like Doc Scratch. There is a reason he is a Overdeity and the biggest threat to Paradox Space to ever exist.
    • He also had a weapon that could potentially defeat anything. Fortunately for everyone, it only could only be use twice; once by him, and once against him and he has already used it. He currently has it hidden someplace deep in the Void Between the Worlds. Unfortunately for him, Vriska has found it, and has used it on his future self.
  • While it's not certain where his power comes from (although one very likely they is that he was granted permanent and infinite access to the same cosmic power cherubs get when they mate), it's quite clear how he got them; his prize for winning the dead session was to be able to destroy his God Tier clock, the device that determines whether a God Tier Sburb players death was either Heroic or Just (i.e. permament). Destroying it has rendered him nearly unkillable since he will just keep resurrecting, as well as imbuing him with previously said limitless power.
    • While he does is nearly immortal he does have two weaknesses. One is that the pendulum of his destroyed God Tier Clock seems to be the origin of the Magic Cue Ball. Therefore any weapon that originates from said cue ball is able to judge his death to be Heroic or Just, killing him for good. Unfortunately, Death Is Cheap in the Pantheon, so that might not even be enough. Even if it was, he is destined to appear in another world anyway; Alternia, meaning he won't be dying for good in the Pantheon.
      • His other weakness is that it possible to glitch him out of reality. This is why he avoids Missingno and Vinny. He accidentally gained this weakness when he took on the name Lord English. This is because naming himself after a language gave him something in common with the Trope Namer of the Lord British Postulate.
      • That being said, he is considering going after Vinny's Herald, Rev, as Rev is starting to annoy him by by calling him Elmo during his Livestreams of reading Homestuck.
  • He is very skilled in manipulating stable time loops, and has destroyed many universes using said loops. Said loop involves being summoned at the end of the Universe then traveling back in time to start his plan, which starts with spawning Lil Cal into someone's nightmares and using Sburb to bring that nightmare into reality, then use said puppet to create Doc Scratch, who would help him with all with his plan to end said universe as well as be his vessel for the summoning. And the plans DO work. He already was summoned at the end of the universe after all.
    • Though he really doesn't have much of a plan for the Pantheon other than to just wait for it to end naturally. He knows if he and Doc Scratch try to end it prematurely, everyone would try to stop him, and he knows he would lose that fight.
    • His ability to use stable time loops to bend fate to his will comes from him being the Lord of Time which gives him time powers and and instinctive intuition on how they work. Or, as he said when he was figuring them out:
    AS A LORD OF TIME. I THINK I'M GOING TO MASTER TIME. NOT WITH MY BRAIN. WHICH WOULD BE TOO HARD. BUT WITH MY INSTINCTS. LIKE IN A WAY THAT WORKS WITH MY NATURAL IMPULSES. SUCH AS MY AMBITION. MY WILL TO COMMIT MAYHEM. MY DESIRE TO PUNISH THOSE I DESPISE. I THINK PART OF MY PERSONAL QUEST. IS TO BECOME AT EASE WITH THE FORCES OF INEVITABILITY. INEVITABILITY THAT ALL THINGS SHOULD AND WILL FALL IN MY FAVOR. THAT ALL CAUSALITY ANSWERS TO ME. AND THAT ALL OUTCOMES NOT ONLY SERVE ME. BUT CONSIST OF MY BEING.
    • Even his NAME is a Stable Time Loop. He stole it out of respect from Jake English when he was battered around by his hope powers. But Jake was named after Lord English as an act of defiance against one Lord English's underlings on an alternate Earth who fears him greatly.
  • Fortunately for everybody, his future isn't looking too hot. After he's finished with the pantheon, his planned location to be summoned at is Alternia the Troll universe. And after that, His fate is sealed. He will be defeated by John, copies of his friends from the past and the ghost of his sister, Calliope, from a Doomed Timeline where she won the Split Personality Takover. She will turn The Green Sun, a massive source of his power into a black hole. John's friend, Dave will impale him with his sword, Caledfwlch rendering him vulnerable due to the sword's connection to the Magic Cue Ball. He would then be dragged into the black hole along with corpse of another John's friends, Jade, who had fallen in battle. Calliope would be waiting inside the the black hole and posses Jade's corpse so she could fight. She will then finish off Lord English by literally eating him, ending him forever.
  • Lord English has a rather strong connection with the game of Pool despite probably never even hearing of the game. The Dead Session he beat was basically a cosmic game of pool, conquering planets in that looked EXACLY like pool balls, digging up bombs and using said bombs to propel planets into a black hole in numerical order (but saving the 8th planet for last) like one punts pool balls into the respective holes. His eyes are alternating pool balls, his mob, The Felt, are all green and named after the fabric used on pool tables, and member number 8, will destroy the universe if she dies, much like sinking the 8-ball will end a game of pool (she isn't welcome in the pantheon for obvious reasons), his peg leg and his cane resemble a billiard cuestick, his right hand man, Doc Scratch, has a cue ball for a head, his weakness is a Cue Ball, a ball used to sink other balls, and to top it all off, both his and Scratch's name are pool terms.
  • Is considered to be one of the greatest enemies to Siblings part of the House of Family due to just how far he went to torment his sister. Even when she was still his Split Personality, Caliborn was known to leave leaving insulting messages in her inventory and constantly threatening to kill her. When he finally got the means to do so, he did it without hesitation. When he gained his destructive powers, he decided that killing her once wasn't enough, so he decided to search through the Void Between the Worlds where the afterlife exists so he could blow up piece after piece of the afterlife, completely erasing them from existence in an attempt to find his sister and remove her from reality completely.
    • And this was just ONE of the ways he tried to torment her. As Doc Scratch is merely an extension of his will, everything Doc Scratch did was also something he wanted to do. When Doc Scratch was inserted into the Troll's universe and turned what would normally be a relatively peaceful race into a bunch of war hungry galactic conquerors and doom them all to extinction, the main reason Lord English wanted this done wasn't to create the Green Sun, his power source, it was because his sister was fond of the race. Seeing that he was willing to go so far JUST to hurt his sister disgusted everyone in the Siblings house to their core.
    • There is nobody in the pantheon who hates Lord English more than Yu Narukami. What he feels towards Itachi is NOTHING compared to how he feels towards him. The one time Lord English had the gall to show up, Yu blasted him with EVERY Persona he had.
  • In addition to being horrible to his sister, Lord English is known for being pretty terrible to females in general. He was already quite a sexist dick when was young and only got worse when he grew up. All three known female who ever worked for him were generally nothing more than slaves and were only able quit their jobs by dying.
  • Lord English is known for killing Andrew Hussie, making him well feared amongst all the Author Avatars in the Pantheon. It has however given him the respect and alliance of Bob.
    • Or at least it DID, until Bob learned more about him. When he learned just how horrible Lord English was to his sister, Bob was not very supportive. He and George may have been enemies, but they're still family. He also learned that Hussie actually helped Caliborn on his quest and that that Lord English's reason for killing him basically bodied down to Hussie being a snarker. The true nail in the coffin however was that this version of Lord English didn't kill Hussie yet. He's going to do it when he is summoned in Alternia. He's quite glad it was going to work though. After that, Bob ended their partnership with a blast of gunfire and shouting:
  • Is feared by every Lovecraftian Deity and Ghost in the Pantheon. For the Lovecraftian Gods, this is due due to him killing their expies - the Horrorterrors. Not only is Lord English killing said expies, he is massacring them to such a ridiculous degree that they actually had to beg lesser beings for help. For the ghosts, it is because during Lord English hobby of killing universes, he also blows up bubbles of the afterlife in the Void Between the Worlds called the Furthest Ring.
    • As such, he is barred COMPLETELY from the House of Otherness, and he only accepted this when he was commenced by everyone that his sister's ghost wasn't there.
  • Despite being member of the Grand United Alliance of Destruction, he and Nekron don't get along. In fact, Nekron only allows him to help in the Pantheon and nowhere else. Partially because Lord English is immortal and Nekron doesn't like that, partially because the fact the Lord English being in a universe will mean it will be destroyed completely, and Nekron actually wants existence intact when all life is gone from it so he can enjoy its peace and quiet. and mainly because he is afraid Lord English will blow up the bit of afterlife Necron lords over in his rampage to kill his sister's ghost.
  • If there is any virtue Lord English, could possibly claim to have, its that he is INCREDIBLY determined. The Dead Session he was in was designed to be practically impossible, to the point that starting the quests requred doing numerous tedious tasks, he still completed it. He did the extremely boring tasks, to start the quest out practically out of spite, he did the extremely difficult and time constrained task of conquering several planets and shoving them into a black hole despite a having a learning disability, he grinded the levels required to become strong enough fight the ludicrously hard end-boss, and despite having many allies in the form of The Felt and Gamzee helping him along the way, he most definitely did NOT learn the value of friendship. He did all this out of determination to gain the power to become the monster he is today.
    • As such, he has the begrudging respect of Lambdadelta, due to his willpower as well as the opposition of Sans and the Human Child due to having disturbing similarities to the Genocide Run variant of Chara.
  • Considers The Doctor to be one of his greatest enemies. Not only is The Doctor as good of a Time Master as Lord English, But Lord English thinks that The Doctor is ripping off his title as the Lord Of Time, since he is far older than The Doctor. The Doctor has countered that since Lord English was born in the future, He was technically first, but Lord English is too stubborn to change his mind.
    • Another one of Lord English's enemies is Professor Paradox. His knowledge of the space-time continuum, gained through 100,000 years in the event horizon rival Lord English's instincts.
  • Clockwork hates him. Hates his incredible cruelty, hates his unfathomable abuse of stable time loops ensuring that "Parade of time" goes only the way he wants it to go, and how he uses it to cause so much destruction and HATES the fact that he really can't do anything to stop him, seeing as he is destined to appear in Alternia after his rampage in the Pantheon as well as the ludicrous ease he displays in killing ghosts. Needless to say, he is VERY glad that Lord English's fate after his appearance in Alternia isn't looking very good.
  • There are SOME allies that Lord English has obtained in the pantheon. One Deity that Lord English gets along with due to their shared bloodlust is Khorne, who LOVES what he's going to to the Alternian race in making them into a war-hungry race and causing untold amounts of universal damage to reality. He WAS concerned about Lord English blowing up the Warp, in his quest to find his sister's ghost, but Lord English but those worries to rest; He thinks all the suffering the souls in the Warp go through is awesome, and if his sister IS in there, he won't mind her staying in there.
    • He also finds some common ground with Porky Minch due relating to him due to his Axe-Crazy Time Traveler who hasn't matured a bit despite his absurd Time Abyss. Lord English has also barely matured since his youth due to him taking a shortcut in killing his sister, causing him to skip an important part of maturation for himself. He is will be stuck a stunted miserable tool forever. This also means he can't grow the wings his species usually gets when they mature.
  • There is one Deity that is just a monstrous as Lord English that considers him a grave enemy; Merged Zamasu. As far as Zamasu is concerned, Lord English is EVERYTHING that could go wrong when you give a mortal divine power and time travel, and considers his one of his greatest enemies. Naturally, the rest of the Pantheon doesn't consider him to be much better, and whenever they fight, they are honestly hard pressed to figure out who to root for.
  • It should be noted that Lord English was once an aspiring artist in his time. He was originally a TERRIBLE Artist, but he improved got better at his art. He never actually got GOOD, but he at least got good enough that you could see what he was actually trying to draw and it all culminated in a claymation work that honestly wasn't that bad for a beginner. It completely burnt him out though so don't expect anymore art from him anytime soon.
  • Also has a place in House of Time and Space.

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Greater Gods

    Vince McMahon 
Vincent Kennedy "Vince" McMahon, God of Wrestling Promoters Who Frequently Change the Main Event (Mr. McMahon, Vinny Mac, The Chairman of the Board, The Genetic Jackhammer, The Greater Power of the Corporate Ministry, The God of McMahonism, The Lord, Master, and God of All Sports Entertainment, Mr. McMagma)
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  • Other allies: Mystery Inc.
  • If there's a God who's going to be depowered, Mr. McMahon instantly kicks them to the mortal world by saying "You are fireeeeeeeeeeddd!".
  • McMahon is very loyal to his employees, past and present ones... except a certain Colt Cabana, who opposes him.
  • Helped create the Pantheon Wrestling Federation, with many of the matches run by him.
  • The man is known for having a gargantuan ego, but at times it tends to go rather overboard.
  • Invited the Scooby Doo gang to Wrestlemania where Shaggy and Scooby had to fight off Kane. He was quite impressed with the group's detective skills when a ghost bear tried to ruin the show. He later asked for their help once more on fighting off a racer known as the Speed Demon. He wasn't happy to learn that his son-in-law and daughter were the monster, though.
  • After hearing Hulk Hogan's leaked audiotape which involved a case of racism by speaking ill of Brooke's black boyfriend, he took a serious issue and not only fired Hogan, but also removed every trace of Hulkamania in every WWE related media. As a result, Hogan was bannned from the Pantheonic Wrestling Federation for a while.
    • Call him a hypocrite, but there was a moment that he insulted Booker T with a racial slur. Unlike Hogan, his case is kayfabed.
    • With Hogan's case now solved, he reinstates the legend back to PWF.
  • Unless you wish to be erased from reality, never speak to him about a certain imaginary and made up Canadian wrestler who does not exist and never has existed and never won any Royal Rumble or World Championship at Wrestlemania.
  • Shocked the wrestling world when it was revealed that he got AJ Styles (The Face of TNA for 11 years) to join the WWE. AJ Styles's matches have been Phenomenal, as they always are.
  • Was happy to find André the Giant in the Pantheon, especially when it was revealed that Vince paid for the back surgery for André's famous Wrestlemania III match. Due to the Hogan incident involved, though, neither are able to mention that match with the gravitas it deserves however.
  • Somehow became good friends with Fred Flintstone, to the point where they collaborated on a story where Fred interacted with prehistoric versions of wrestlers. Curiously, it turns out that his predecessor, Mr. McMagma got the idea for professional wrestling from Fred himself.
  • His various attempts to ascend his son-in-law has been marred with failures. His attempts grew even more numerous ever since Daniel Bryan entered the Pantheon. Many gods cited multiple issues with this including his shady real-life past and overrated wrestling skills. A recent analysis of Triple H did show some form of appeal to followers.

Intermediate Gods

    Babe Ruth 
George Herman Ruth Jr., God of Baseball (Babe Ruth, The Great Bambino, The Sultan of Swat, The King of Crash, The Colossus of Clout, The Home Run King)
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    Johnny Joestar 
Jonathan "Johnny" Joestar, God of Horse Racing (The Seventh JoJo)
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  • Intermediate God
  • Symbol: His Stand "Tusk" and Horse "Slow Dancer"
  • Theme Songs: Tusk and his Eyes of Heaven theme
  • Alignment: Neutral Good (Sometimes Leans towards Chaotic Good)
  • Portfolio: Unscrupulous Hero, Handicapped Badass, Deadpan Snarker, With The Power of The Golden Ratio, Finger Gun, quite dangerous with spinning fingernail bullets, thinks of himself as less than zero.
  • Domains: Horse Racing, Horse Riding, Horses, Spinning, Handicapped.
  • Allies: Gyro Zeppeli, Jotaro Kujo, Baiken, Yu Narukami and the Investigation Team
  • Rivals: Diego Brando
  • Enemies: Dio Brando, Funny Valentine
  • Despite not being able to use his legs, he put himself into a nation wide horse race called the "Steel Ball Run" to obtain something known as The Holy Corpse Parts (The Corpse of Jesus Christ) in order to heal his legs, he went on the long race and later gained a friend in Gyro Zeppeli and later had to stop President Funny Valentine from obtaining the parts.
  • His Stand, Tusk, allows him to be able to channel into The Golden Rectangle, spinning energy that allows him to gain more and more power as long as he is able to use fast momentum.
  • He ascended through Jotaro after finding out that Valentine ascended and is attempting to find out what he is doing there and stop his plans.
  • He is open to entering any sort of Race as to prove that The Golden Rotation can make him faster then any vehicle.
  • As someone who knows a thing or two about horses and caring for them, Johnny is nice to the Equestrian Members of the Pantheon and treats them with respect, though he has wondered what would happen if they ever had to join forces: how would his powers mesh with theirs...?
  • Hates Dio Brando as it reminds him of Diego Brando (only much worse, which also reminds him even more of another version of Diego that Funny Valentine summoned from an alternate universe), though is surprised that Dio does not turn into a raptor like creature when they fight, though he is often ready to battle his Stand The World (as the alternate Diego had that same Stand).
  • Does not like being called Jonathan nor being called JoJo as to him it is embarrassing.
  • He's the first JoJo that belongs from an Alternate Universe instead of the main one.
  • Would like to let people know that he may sound like Eren Yeager but that isn't a ahead on asking him how to slay titans.
  • Has heard rumors of a universe where he is a part of The Investigation Team, Johnny merely chalks it up to the machinations of President Valentine and doesn't dwell on it too much. Though he has decided to help them if they ever need it.
  • Johnny did actually manage to recover from his crippled state after a long recovery. Too bad he didn't get to enjoy it for long as ten years after the Steel Ball Run, his wife got sick of an extremely rare disease. Johnny tried to use the Holy Corpse to remove the disease from her, but the disease unfortunately then moved to his son. When Johnny tried to cure him with Tusk, he was the one who caught the disease and soon after got his head smashed by a large boulder.

    Michael Jordan 
Michael Jeffrey Jordan, THE God of Basketball (His Airness, Air Jordan, #23, Roster Player, The Greatest Player to Ever Play the Game)
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    The Nightwings 
The Nightwingsmembers , Celestial Team of Sports Games (Jodariel: Jodi, Demon Mom, Curly-Horns | The Stowaway: Vagabond Girl, Moon-Touched Girl, Bae the Bloodless, Chae the Changeling, Dae the Dense, Fae the Fair, Gae the Gray, Kae the Unkempt, Lae the Lonely, Mae the Moon-Touched, Nae the Nuisance, Rhae the Wretched, Shae the Shoddy, Tae the Tattle, Xae the Poxy, Zhae the Zealous, ?ae, *ae | Pamitha: Pam | Volfred: Sandalwood, Fred | Tariq: The Lone Minstrel)
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The Nightwings Sigil
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All their members (for scaling purposes). Left to right:Jodariel, Bertrude, Rukey, Pamitha, Ti'zo (right against the moon), the Reader, Sir Gilman, Hedwyn, the Stowaway, Volfred
Hedwyn 
Jodariel 
Rukey 
The Stowaway 
Ti'zo 
Sir Gilman 
Pamitha 
Volfred 
Bertrude 
Tariq 
  • Between Intermediate and Lesser Deities
  • Symbol: The sigil, a cresting moon
  • Theme Songs: Never To Return or Will of the Scribes
  • Alignment: Between Neutral Good and Chaotic Good
  • Portfolio: Ragtag Bunch of Misfits, Legacy Character, Comprised of Members From All Races, True Companions, Opposing Sports Team and Threshold Guardians for the Rites, Hope Bringer, Earn Your Happy Ending
  • Domain(s): Exile, Rites, Ball Game, Freedom, Revolution, Peace
  • Heralds: The rest of the Downside Triumvirates, Sandra, Celeste The Gate Guardian (Tariq's Love Interest), Oralech, Fikani Shang (Hedwyn's girlfriend), Followers of the Eighth Word (to the Stowaway, should she be Liberated)
  • Allies:
  • Enemies: Fascist/corrupt governments and supporters thereof, Captain Beatty, Big Brother (especially for Volfred and the Reader, for stifling literature), Eldritch Abominations and worshippers thereof
  • Opposed by: SCP-516 (Hedwyn, Jodariel, and Pamitha)
  • The problem with Sports Games is that most of them are of real sports and are more about the game than its players, so it was a daunting task to find proper candidates for the trope. And then scouts of the Court found the interesting tale of the rise of the Sahrian Union. While trying to discern through conflicting stories whether or not they overthrew its previous government, the Commonwealth, through peace or through bloodshed, and members of importance in the revolution. Further research revealed the existence of the Downside, the Rites, the Eight Scribes that created it, and the Trumvirates that partook in it.
  • It was there that tales of the Nightwings were discovered, the Rites they participated in, and the revolution they supported, and it was there that the Court found their candidate. Or rather, candidates. As it was, due to the Multiple Endings nature of the tale, it was difficult finding the ideal method of ascending them to the Pantheon. But a solution was eventually found.
  • After enacting their solution, all of the Nightwings have been brought to the Pantheon, all with memories of life after the last Liberation Rite both in the Downside and in the Commonwealth/Sahrian Union. The conflicting memories were a bit confusing to possess and among other things, The Stowaway, Hedwyn, and the Reader are still human even after remembering remaining in the Downside after the Rites have ended, and Jodariel is still a demon even when she remembers life after returning to the Commonwealth, and won't be changing back anytime soon. Still, at the very least, they are all reunited. And it was surprising that Tariq has rejoined them given his departure with Celeste after the Rites have ended, but as he's technically part of the Nightwings, it made sense.
  • Applies to the team or some of them:
    • The Nightwings' temple takes the form of the Moonlight Alcove, the sanctuary the team rest in while waiting for the stars to herald the next series of Rites. They also have their blackwagon they use to travel across the Downside. It even has flight capabilities, and when in flight, the Reader occasionally directs their craft to other flying vessels/deities that happen to be in the area either to grief or greet them, depending on their mood, but also knows to flee if one decides at attack the blackwagon.
    • Thanks to the endeavors of Barker Ashpaws of the Dissidents, they are aware of the Rites being considered a game not just in the Downside after the Rites ended, but also in the world(s) outside their own. In fact, the House of Gaming and Technology are collaborating on creating a simulation of the Rites, and folks have compared it as a fantastical version of basketball.
      • Of course, given just how many different kinds of lifeforms (especially non-organics such as energy beings and robots) are in the Pantheon, a lot of work in the simulation had to be done to account for all of them and to give proper pros and cons of each (though the giant one such as Cybertronians and great dragons can't participate). And that's not counting the humanoids who can cast abilities without weapons, which aren't permitted in the Rites. Some are inconsequential (like Yang Xiao Long's damage-based Semblance, which is pointless since one hit from an opponent's aura is instant banishment), others might give an edge, while yet others might even break the game (like Ruby Rose's Speed-based Semblance) unless properly nerfed.
    • Eventually, the Sim-Rites Program was completed. The Nightwings are already in by default, but anyone else who wishes to partake in the experience has to register first as a Triumviratecaveat . Unlike the cases where Sir Gilman and Pamitha left their own groups to join the Nightwings, changing Triumvirates requires a lengthy procedure, so it's best to form large teams if they're more likely to play together (e.g. the Investigation Team and the Shadow Operatives, or the Mane Six and the Cutie Mark Crusaders). Mons of deities, if they don't have a limited summon time (like an SMT!Demon or a Digimon, but not a Persona or Eidolon), participate as separate team members, but only if their owner/summoner/partner is taking part as wellexample .
      • Within the sim, participants are donned in raiments reminiscent of those the Nightwings posses, but in color themes decided by the Triumvirate they represent. New masks and raiments were also designed to account for those who aren't human (Nomad like Hedwyn or Savage like the Stowaway), Demon, Cur, Wyrm, Imp, Harp, Sap, or Bog-Crone. And the "Book of Rites" each player has to hold will float close by for those who lack the appendages to carry them.
      • Trinkets/mementos held by/in the possession of a player and/or Triumvirate get added in their inventory as equipment that can mildly enhance one's abilities, aid in the Pyre's survivability, give advantages at the cost of getting a handicap, or hamper the enemies' capabilities, though some of them are limited to certain people. For some, this means having a small set. For others (like Neku and friends with all their Pins), this gives them a large repertoire to choose from.
      • The simulation ensures that during any Rite, only one player per Triumvirate moves at a time by locking the others in place when one has already decided to move. Coordination and trust is vital, and can be made easier with an assigned teammate not actively participating serving as a Reader (coordinator), who can mind-read their teammates and telepathically communicate with them (those who already have such abilities can use them in the sim even as a player).
      • After each Rite, victory or defeat, all participants (save the maxed-out Nightwings) earn Enlightenment, which eventually unlock Masteries (maximum of 4, with a chain of wins required to change that up) uniqueto each player. All other members of both teams get Inspiration, which become Enlightenment should they participate in a Rite. They also earn points that can he spent on (temporary possession ofnote ) various trinkets the Nightwings have used throughout their Rites. These points can also be used to borrow other Triumvirates' trinkets, as long as both sides can reach an agreement.
      • Another feature from the Rites mimicked into the Sim-Rites is the Titan Stars Challenges that can be called upon for the sake of, well, a challenge, as well as bonus points for trinket loaning. However, to avoid any implications of unwanted pity or overconfidence, the Nightwings aren't allowed to use this feature, but all other Triumvirates can.
      • There is no equivalent for Ascension Rites, since the Sim-Rites are meant for fun.
    • One additional benefit the Nightwings got along with their ascension is to grant them the ability to project and cast Aura like if they were in the Rites (the Stowaway once defended the camp from Howlers this way, and Sir Gilman burst obstacles (and his former fellow Pyrehearts when they pursued him) hindering the Nightwings). These attacks are only as strong as a shove or physical charge from them, and in Ti'zo's case, since his Implosion is a Suicide Attack in the Rites, it merely renders him winded for a bit here.
    • The Reader's telepathic powers are common knowledge now, though they don't often use it. What isn't often known, though, is that they can also manipulate the minds of those they read. Few even know that Volfred also has this power, and he has less scruples when it comes to utilizing it against enemies to Mind Probe them.
    • Due to having been exiled for literacy and promoting literature against the government specifically respectively, the Reader and Volfred have it against Big Brother for stifling people's literacy.
      • With literacy not being illegal, it's been considered that the rest of the Nightwings be provided language writing lessons.
      • Other folks they oppose include corrupt cops and politicians (like Lendel of the Accusers and Manley of the Chastity), summoners of Eldritch Abominations (like Udmildhe of the Withdrawn), those consumed with hatred and desire for war (like Tamitha of the Essence) most Eldritch Abominations (like the Downside Titans), and oppressive governments (like the Commonwealth).
    • Due to its extreme prejudice against traitors to their nations, the Nightwings are advised to stay away from SCP-516 when possible, particularly Hedwyn (deserted his post in a war), Joadriel (unauthorized release of POWs), and Pamitha (betraying her sister (and her nation), even if in an attempt to save her from death).
  • Exclusive to The Reader:
    • Rumored to be an aspect of (Insert Name Here), the Reader's past is inconsistent (like if they were an old farmhand or a war orphan), if it's even known. What is known is that their crippled condition (as a result of being cast down or from old age) prevented them from participating in the Rites. With the upcoming simulation, they can have a chance of experiencing the Rites for themselves.
    • When not with their fellow Nightwings, or sometimes with one/some of them, the Reader can be found in the House of Knowledge... reading. Given they had probably lost their own library to the Commonwealth, it's relieving to be able to choose what literature to learn from. Of course, they know there are some works to avoid.
    • Never takes off their cloak, making much of their identity a mystery. Those who saw beneath it have deigned to keep it a secret, and the nature of the Reader's character makes it inconsistent.
    • Occasionally, when given some alone time, the Reader consults with a green crystal, which is found to be inhabited by a wraith named Sandra, of the Beyonders Triumvirate.
      • However, after an incident which ended up with the Beyonder Crystal nearly shattered, the Reader went around to find a way to protect it without interfering its ability to communicate with them. They eventually found one, and it came with a bonus of being able to summon Sandra from the crystal at times, though she's still bound to it like a genie in a lamp. Regardless, the Reader has become a lot more careful.
      • No, she won't be conducting Scribe Trials for anybody else; those days are over, the Sim-Rites already got that covered, and the Reader isn't that trusting of the Crystal to anybody other than themself.
  • Exclusive to Hedwyn:
    • Sometimes practices his cooking skills at the House of Food after rumors of how bad he was at it spread. He insists that was because of the Downside's food being pretty unpalatable overall. As such, he ends up not having much good ingredients, and he had been trying his best.
    • Has drawn the scorn of those who despise soldiers who go AWOL, a crime that Hedwyn was exiled for, and it got his comrades killed. Worse is that it was for something such as love, and with someone from the other side, no less.
  • Exclusive to Jodariel:
    • Due to having participated in wars against the Harps on behalf of the Commonwealth, she has trouble with trusting harpies of any sort. It took a long while (and the Reader's guidance) before she can even consider trusting and working together with Pamitha (assuming neither get Liberated before then).
    • Prior to and during the war, she's adopted and cared for orphans, among them Hedwyn when he was young. As such, she's gotten acquainted with and gets along with not only some of the children who can get past her imposing appearance, but also other orphanage protectors like Julis-Alexia and Kazuma Kiryu.
      • While it's what got her exiled, she draws the line against those who would execute children, even if they're from the enemy side.
    • As someone who would found a quasi-police force in the new Sahrian Union if she gets Liberated, she has cordial relations with law enforcement deities (as long as they don't exploit their authority).
  • Exclusive to Rukey:
    • It's not much, but there's been one little thing noted about Rukey; his stylish mustache, or the occasional lack of it, which depended on the Reader's critique of it.
    • Having once been a smuggler of goods, he gets along nicely with Han Solo; on top of their (initial) careers, both have also taken part in a rebellion against a corrupt government (even in the off-chance that Rukey never gets Liberated, he's still helped the Reader who would eventually lead the Nightwings and help Liberate his teammates, and Rukey would still be among the players to stand by their side).
    • At present, when not with his fellow Nightwings, he works as a merchant, mainly of trinkets (which can be used in the Sim-Rites, but at a premium) and other merchandise inspired by Falcon Ron's. That said, given that competition in the House of Commerce is much fiercer, he isn't as dedicated to it as he normally should.
  • Exclusive to the Stowaway:
    • Will answer to any of the following names (which are all pronounced as if rhyming with "gray"): Mae, Kae, Dae, Xae, Tae, Shae, Rhae, Lae, Chae, Nae, Zhae. Due to much potential for confusion or derogatory puns, the following have been removed (i. e. she's been instructed not to treat these as addressing her by name): Fae (there's a Manakete who goes by that name already), Gae (sounds like "gay"), and Bae (very memetic).
      • That said, given certain things like her leitmotif, and what she's addressed by the game if the player enters Versus Mode without loading a Campaign first (or at least one where the Nightwings find her at that point in the story), the majority default to Mae, and it's used in documentation, though the other names are still used. Isis hasn't deigned to confirm if this is indeed her true name or not.
    • Occasionally, she can be found preaching (not to an overbearing extent, of course, after the first few times) what she knows about the Eight Scribes' teachings, if she isn't marveling at all the things the Pantheon has to offer.
    • Used to eat the least she can, because she disliked to hurt animals to eat meat. Angès understands that feeling, having had a similar thought process and vegan diet before Ringabel of all people snapped her out of that when she and her party had been stranded out at sea and there was only fish to eat.
  • Exclusive to Ti'zo:
    • Despite his diminutive size and cute appearance, Ti'zo is actually not only very intelligent, but long-lived as well. The only thing keeping him from being as revered as Yoda is the fact that he can't speak the same language as Commonwealth exiles (and by extension the rest of the Pantheon). For some reason, he didn't get the same gift of tongues most every deity in the Pantheon gets. Only telepaths and Tariq can communicate with him easily.
    • Occasionally, he can be found swimming in lakes or shorelines to catch fish to eat. And even some other things even he's not meant to eat.
    • And when in the House of Food, he can end up consuming quite a lot for his size and his fellow Nightwings (usually the Stowaway, the Reader, or Volfred) have to keep him in check.
  • Exclusive to Sir Gilman:
    • When he isn't practicing speedy movements with Rukey, Sir Gilman can often be found perched at above-average elevations (perhaps even on other living beings if they're all right with it) to tame his fear of heights.
    • Having been under the service of a cowardly commander (in a race full of glory seekers), he has zero tolerance for such and think they're undeserving of their rank. Lord Djibril is on the top of that list.
      • Those who show incompetence or are otherwise unfit for command or have no business in it are those he won't tolerate, either, such as Zapp Brannigan.
    • While regaling his (and the Nightwings') tale amongst fellow soldiers, or at least those who would listen, when he reached the part where he underwent voluntary exile, one of them recalled an event experienced by Riven; she had underwent self-exile too, when her country used chemical Warfare to win a battle that destroyed allies and enemies alike. As a proud warrior, she found such tactics dishonorable.
  • Exclusive to Pamitha:
    • When it came to caring for a sibling who's... admittedly not the best of people, Pamitha thought she was alone in this regard. As it was, that's not the case in the Pantheon. As such, she can understand the situation of Jaime Lannister (though she's weirded out by the incest he has with Cersei) and occasionally share drinks with him.
      • She also gets along with Mokuba Kaiba (even if Seto isn't exactly evil anymore) and Zuko (even though he didn't start his pity until after Azula went mad for a while, and even hated her back then).
    • Coming from a race filled to the heart with vengeance, while not harboring much of them herself, Pamitha pities those who can't bring themselves to let go of their grudges over any sort of logic. Especially if they have enough honor not to accept any easier ways to achieve it.
    • Due to her wings having been clipped by the Commonwealth before being cast down to the Downside, you won't see her flying high in the sky, though she can remain midair for a moderate amount of time before needing to land.
  • Exclusive to Volfred:
    • While he opposes corrupt governments, he'd prefer that coups against it be planned out and done peacefully, though he's smart enough to know if that isn't an option, and is merely disappointed if that's the case.
    • He has aptitude as a leader, both as deviser of the Plan, and the fact that he becomes Prime Minister of the Sahrian Union should he be Liberated.
    • If the ground is soft enough (i.e. not much harder than rock), he can quickly burrow himself and resurface a short distance away in an emergency.
  • Exclusive to Bertrude:
    • Bertrude's trade revolves around potions, talismans and other powerful magic items, so she can sometimes be found at the House of Magic.
    • Some folks think her fireproof ink shouldn't have worked since that logically should've ended with burnt books and a puddle of ink on the floor where they lay. Unless the ink was specially hexed.
    • Something a little more significant than Rukey's mustache (or lack thereof), sometimes Bertrude is plagued by nightmares and sometimes she isn't. As it turns out, it's a side effect of being from multiple timelines, as there are three outcomes to when she asked the player to invoke Yslach while playing against Udmildhe of the Withdrawn to break the cultist's faith; either victory is achieved, loss is suffered, or the Reader chose not to risk it.
      • As such, she's become a subject of interest to the Pantheon's dreamwalkers, either to propagate the nightmares (like Freddy Kreuger) or to quell them (like Princess Luna). As such, her dreamscape has become their battlezone a little more often than usual.
    • While pretty slow normally (both in her age and as a Bog-Crone), she can surprisingly pounce forward with considerable speed otherwise.
  • Exclusive to Tariq:
    • Without the Rites to constrain him to his duty, when he isn't spending time together with Celeste, Tariq roams the Pantheon, relaying tales of the Nightwings and the Rites through his songs.
    • During his wanderings, he ran into the Bard, who had heard of his songs, was entranced by what Tariq was singing, and wanted to know more. He would also guide the Minstrel to Edward's temple to share his tale.

Lesser Gods

    Apollo Creed 
Apollo Creed, God of Casualties in the Ring (The Dancing Destroyer, The Doctor of Destruction, The King of Sting, The Count of Monte Fisto, The Prince of Punch, The Master of Disaster, The One and Only)
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    Backdraft Group 
The Backdraft Group Members , Unholy Organizations of Unsanctioned Battles (Backdraft Organization)
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One of the Backdraft Group's headquarters
  • Lesser Gods
  • Symbol: The Berserk Fury
  • Theme Song: Dark Judge Appears!
  • Alignment: Neutral Evil
  • Portfolio:
  • Domains: Unsanticioned Battles, Mechas, Sports
  • Allies: Most evil-aligned deities from the House of Crime and Commerce, Pokémon Hunter J
  • Rivals: Team Rocket (a friendly one)
  • Enemies:
  • Opposes: Hiltz, Cyrus, Ghestis, Lysandre
  • Unwitting Pawns: for Prozen
  • The Backdraft Organization, also known as Backdraft Group is a shadowy criminal syndicate that rules unsanctioned battles. They are ruled by the mysterious "Committee of Seven", with an unnamed Count residing over it. They oppose the Zoid Battle Commission as a matter of principle, and use their own Judges, called Dark Judges, to hijack legal Zoid battles.
  • They win over competitors by offering very large amounts of prize money, usually measured in multiples of regular prize money. However, in return, participants that lose must gave up all their Zoids. Teams that do not participate in battles are often attacked anyway, to show that the Backdraft always get their way.
  • The Backdraft Group also have some connections with the most notable criminals from the House of Crime. It helps that some are very rich and like battles without rules. They also have allies in the form of the evil-aligned deities from the House of Commerce, likely for the same reason.
    • Sometimes they're hired by The Corpus, as they also gained an interest by Zoids. It helps that they're also interested in the Pokémon even before they ascended.
  • The Blitz Team are their major enemies, given that they're always (but not that much) ruining their domination plans. Bit Cloud is the worst, because of his powerful Liger Zero. Interesting, while their enmity is mutual, it's actually the Blitz Team themselves who are trying to avoid them, and not the other way around.
  • Considering that they're allies of the Blitz Team, the fact that the Backdraft Group are in war with the GUAG is not surprising:
    • They're not amused with Domon Kasshu, especially after he discovered that they'll do everything to win, which includes cheating.
    • They also have a strong dislike of Suzaku Kururugi, as they remind them of Bit Cloud, especially when he uses his Lancelot Albion.
    • Then there's Heero Yuy and his Wing Zero...
  • Most members of the Backdraft Group, like Sanders, Stoller, Pierce and Vega are in good terms with the Blitz Team, as well as their allies. Albeit Pierce still doesn't like to be called "little lady" by Jamie (Well, the Wild Eagle half of him, anyway).
  • Phoenix Wright seems to have a familiarity with Stoller, as he reminds the lawyer of Simon Blackquill, one of his rival prosecutors.
  • When he is not working, Vega also have a good friendship with Tyson Granger, Syaoran Li, Spike, because of their similarities. It helps that the latter is also a literal dragon, reminding Vega of his Berserk Fury.
  • The Backdraft Group are sometimes compared to the Team Rocket, both evil organizations whose only goal is to use and exploit Mons to gain wealth and power. Which makes them great enemies with Ash Ketchum, Misty, Brock, Red, Calem, Serena.
    • Although they're still openly opposing other criminal organizations, like Team Galactic and Team Flare, given their plans of world destroying. Which is not good to their dirty business.
    • Sometimes the Backdraft Group hires Pokemon Hunter J in their operations. It helps that she looks like a Backdraft member when she wears her shades.
  • The Dark Judge is annoyed by Double-D, likely because of his voice actor, only more annoying. The relationship is one-sided from the judge's part, given that Double-D thinks that he is funny.
  • Sometimes, when they're not trying to steal zoids, the Backdraft Group can kidnap some people for a quick buck. Too bad said plans are also foiled by another saviors outside of the Blitz Team.
    • They tried to kidnap Lan Hikari and bribed him to hack a site. It was somehow easy, considering that Major Polta sounds similar to Lan's father Yuichirou, pretending that Yuuichiro was kidnapped by the Backdraft Group. Their plan was foiled by Megaman.EXE as well as the other Megaman, The Maverick Hunters, Geo Stelar, Vent and Aile.
    • They also tried to kidnap Arthuria Pendragon in a way of getting paid by Gilgamesh. At first the plan was successful, but them Shirou, Rin, Ilya, Sakura and their servants saved their ally and a big battle ensued. To put the cherry on the top, the Backdraft Group gets blasted off by an EXCALIBUR!!
    • Thanks to said kidnappings, they're targeted by the Phantom Thieves. It's unknown which day they're going to steal their hearts, albeit only Vega, Stoller, Sanders and Pierce are the only exceptions.
  • The other Zoids deities are aware of the Backdraft Group's bad reputation and declared war against them. That said, they're in good terms only with Vega, Stoller, Sanders and Pierce.
    • Even though the group opposes Van and his friends, they still draw the line towards Hiltz and his Omnicidal Mania. Likely because of the same deal with Cyrus and Lysandre. Which is not helped that Hiltz sounds like Bit, if he was Drunk with Power.
    • Hiltz himself is not amused by the fact that the Backdraft Group used a Death Stinger’s tail (which is implied to be his) to be a Charged Particle Cannon for their headquarters. Although he liked the fact that they fired on the Zoid Battle Commision space station.
  • While he's dissapointed by the fact that they're mostly incompetent, Prozen seems to have an interest on the members of the Backdraft Group. It helps that their main objective is to subvert the "Noble" concept of Zoids Battles. Also, Vega coincidentally happens to looks like Raven, one of Prozen's former soldiers.
    • Speaking of that, there's a rumor that Vega is a descendant of Raven. This was never confirmed or disproven.
  • Some members of the organization are implied to be rogue Zoid Battle Commission officials who were banished for doing something that reflected poorly on the ethics of the ZBC. Nothing was confirmed.
  • This battle has been taken over by the Backdraft Group!

    Ben-Hur 
Judah Ben-Hur, Patron Saint of Chariot Races (Son of Hur, 41, Quintus Arrius the Younger, Young Arrius)
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  • Lesser God
  • Symbol: Four white horses
  • Theme Songs: "Overture", "Parade of the Charioteers"
  • Alignment: True Neutral —> Neutral Good
  • Portfolio: Chariot Race, Badass Israeli, Badass Pacifist, betrayed by his best friend, Fallen Prince, surviving for 3 years in a Slave Galley, waiting for a chance to avenge himself, not feeling satisfied after the fact, living during Jesus' time and meeting him too
  • Domains: Racing, Revenge, Forgiveness, Biblical Stories, Ancient Rome
  • Herald: Esther
  • Allies: Moses, Edmond Dantes, Asterix, Obelix, Maximus (Tangled), Black Beauty, Solomon, Maximus Meridius Decimus, Joseph Joestar, Anakin Skywalker, Xena, Phineas & Ferb, Ren Amamiya, Roger Thornhill
  • Enemies: YHVH, Julius Caesar, Ramses, Eric Cartman, Maleficent
  • Ambiguous Relationship: Messala
  • Complicated Relationship: Ange
  • Judah Ben-Hur is a Judean prince who was once best friends with Messala, the son of a Roman governor. However, their loyalty to their own countries turned the friendship sour. Ben-Hur's life was ruined when his family was wrongfully accused of attempted murder on the new Roman governor. Messala did not defend his friend and even took advantage of the situation to get back at him. For the following several years, Ben-Hur faced many trials, driven by the desire for revenge, until he was adopted by a wealthy Roman. He'd then find his chance to get even with Messala in one of the greatest chariot races the world has ever seen. His victory in this trope-codifying race solidified his place as the deity of chariot racing.
  • Inspired by the sight of Jesus Christ on the cross, begging for forgiveness for his tormentors, he's decided to let go of his vengeful feelings and resentment. Attributing Messala's evil to the corrupting influence of the Roman Empire, he wants to see if he can bring Messala to the side of light and good, and reaffirm their friendship once that's accomplished. It also helps that there's at least one timeline where Messala becomes his friend again.
  • Found that he had much in common with Edmond Dantes, as their journeys were driven by a desire for revenge before finding that forgiveness brings more of a sense of closure and is far more fulfilling. Indeed, Ben-Hur has heard evidence that his existence may actually be derived from the Count's. He also gets along well with Mikagami as they both hold the philosophy that vengeance doesn't bring contentment in the end.
    • A lot of deities were afraid that Ben-Hur would be the preachy sort with his belief that forgiveness is better than revenge, but he really isn't. He tends to leave most of the Vengeance deities alone because he figures that everyone has their reasons, especially after hearing the stories of people like Sakura Matou. He only really holds in contempt those that seem especially petty, like Maleficent trying to kill a baby just for the brilliant reason that she wasn't invited to a party.
  • Though he has converted to Christianism, he hasn't forgotten his Jewish roots at all, and has the utmost reverence for Moses for releasing their people. It astonishes him that Moses sometimes looks like himself and he wonders whether there's some hidden meaning in that. Conversely, he's alarmed that the pharaoh Ramses who enslaved and oppressed the Jews is also around. But Ben-Hur has a much more personal dislike for the also Jew-hating Cartman, mainly for the extremely gruesome ways in which he exacts his revenge, and often for petty things at that. Ben-Hur also regularly pays his respects to Solomon, who helps him out in return.
  • He's a firm believer in there being only one god, so the notion of being a god himself makes him uneasy and he insists that he's only a saint. YHVH tried to appeal to him to join his forces, claiming He was the God that Ben-Hur worships. Thanks to Moses he has figured out that YHVH is not an Abrahamic God to be trusted. It doesn't help YHVH's case that He's promised to wipe out Messala for being part of the ancient empire that oppressed "His" worshippers and revered false gods. While Ben-Hur has a low opinion of the Roman Empire, he wants to believe that his friend can be redeemed.
  • Unsurprisingly, he's not so warm towards figures of the Roman Empire since they conquered his homeland and demanded subjugation. His people had quite enough of that before the Exodus, not to mention the conflict of interests is pretty much the reason for the rift between him and Messala. But it's led to him finding good friends in Asterix and Obelix as they all oppose the absolute power of Rome. That they once participated in an epic cross-country chariot race also greatly pleased Ben-Hur. Sometimes the Gauls bring out the chariot they kept from the event and have friendly races with Ben-Hur so it doesn't go to waste.
    • However, he has no idea what to make of Nero, at the hand of whom his fellow Christians supposedly suffered. Not only is the emperor a cheerful girl, there are no signs of her having any particular desire to oppress Christians, only to show off her terrible art and brag about it, and she seems pretty much harmless. Ben-Hur just leaves her alone for now.
  • Other deities that participated in chariot races curry his favor. These include Joseph Joestar, Anakin Skywalker (with hovercrafts instead of chariots and horses; still pretty much an homage to Ben-Hur's race) and Xena. He has more mixed feelings on that time Phineas and Ferb decided to stage a race downtown outside of a controlled environment. He doesn't give them too much grief for it as long as they don't do it again.
  • He's a sure sight on races on Rainbow Road, the Pantheon's main racing course. Part because it's be remiss of him not to show up as God of Chariot Races, part because Messala will be there too, and he'll beat him as much as it takes til Messala comes around.
  • He went from a prince to a slave in the galleys before clawing his way back up. Normally, that'd land him in the good graces of Ange, who went through a similar situation and always respects people who can help themselves, but then she realized that he essentially accepted being part of the empire who'd screwed him over to carry his plans through, which to her seems like lack of integrity. Ben-Hur by his turn thinks that only someone armed with a giant steel man could have such a simple view of those things. He also thinks that she's lacking in compassion and could stand to learn forgiveness, especially towards that lover of hers who does very little to warrant her level of violence.
  • He never uses any horses for his chariot except the four white ones he's known for and which he brought up with him. Once he heard there's a God of White Horses in the Pantheon, he thought it wise to ask him to bless his horses and, if he would please, Ben-Hur himself, and wish him luck in future races. He was surprised that Maximus, the god in question, was a staunch believer in justice and deeply interested in Ben-Hur's story, especially the part where he was falsely prosecuted. Maximus was of course pleased with Ben-Hur's magnificent horses, so whether he'd get the horse god's blessing wasn't even a question. Black Beauty also likes him for treating horses kindly and not whipping them.
  • Befriend the gladiator Maximus after learning that, much like Ben-Hur had to become a charioteer to live, he too was turned into an object of bloody entertainment for the masses to get his revenge.
  • Gets along well with Ren Amamiya and Roger Thornhill since they all know how a false accusation can make one's life seriously difficult.

    Calvin and Hobbes 
Calvin and Hobbes, Gods of Calvinball
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    Cedric Diggory 
Cedric Diggory, God of Letting the Other Guy Take the Win
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    Dexter Grif 
Private First Class/Sergeant/Minor Junior Private Negative First Class/Captain Dexter Grif, God of Blood Sports (Griff, Dirtbag, That Yellow Guy, Sarge's Number 7 Man)
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  • Lesser God
  • Symbol: The AGLA logo
  • Theme Song: Grifball Jam
  • Alignment: True Neutral (Could be Neutral Good if he wasn't so lazy)
  • Portfolio: Action Survivor, Brilliant, but Lazy, being gluttonous, being on the short end of Sarge's schemes and surviving all sorts of shit, being a Badass Driver when the situation calls for it, Cowardly Lion, Grifball, Genius Ditz, Lazy Bum, Weak, but Skilled
  • Domains: Sloth, Gluttony, Pain
  • Herald: Lt. Bitters
  • High Priest: Augustus "The Cole Train" Cole
  • Allies: Kaikaina Grif (his sister), Simmons, Donut, Church (both Alpha and Epsilon), Tucker, Caboose, Lopez, Washington, Carolina, Yukari Yakumo, Garfield, Robbie Rotten, Navi
  • Complicated Relationship: Sarge, Locus (former enemy), Tex (to the point he covers his codpiece when she appears)
  • Enemies: The Meta, Felix, Johan Liebert
  • Opposes: Boomstick
  • He was forced to ascend after the Main House decided to have a Grifball court built into the House of Sports. Whenever a player picks up the Grifball, Grif's spirit possesses their body and their uniform becomes orange - leaving him the prime target for everyone's Gravity Hammers. Also, much to his chagrin, he gets blown up whenever he scores.
  • Whenever anyone's not playing Grifball, Grif can either be seen sleeping in his house or pigging out in the House of Food. His bottomless stomach scares that entire House. He once got into an eating contest with Pac-Man, Kirby, and Kyoko Sakura - after what took weeks (even after manipulation from the House of Time and Space), it ended with a tie.
  • He has no idea why everyone thinks his armor is yellow instead of orange. In fact, Charlotte once tried to eat him, mistaking him for a block of cheese. (Grif survived, thanks to his protective cone.)
  • He gets uneasy whenever he's around any intimidating women. This is likely a result of Tex busting his balls one too many times.
  • Has a huge respect for Yukari Yakumo, and tries to emulate her laziness.
  • After much review, his pivotal contribution to the Meta's death, mainly throwing himself into danger to disarm him of his Brute Shot, as well as his contributions in the war for Chorus, it's been decided that he deserved a promotion to Lesser God. Which is unfortunate for him, as the higher the rank, the bigger the responsibilities.
  • He tried to pledge himself as a follower of every other deity in the Pantheon, under the rhetoric that omni-religion would force him to take every single day as a holy day of rest. It didn't work.
  • The Stig, after seeing some records of Grif's driving capabilities, sent Grif an e-mail challenging him to a race. Grif hasn't responded, since he's too lazy to even look at his email.
  • Has recently entered a period of mourning. When asked why, he simply responded with "I didn't know him too well, but I knew him well enough." before cramming more lava cakes into his mouth.
    • Of course, it was then realized that Oum himself is now in the Pantheon. Grif leaves some of his Oreos in Monty's shrine whenever he cares to.
  • Grif is currently vary wary of Boomstick, due to the latter attacking him any chance he gets and being Sarge's kid.
  • Trying to mind-control him by way of Demonic Possession doesn't seem to work for some reason, as his laziness is so great the mind-controller also acquires his apathy until they leave voluntarily.
  • After fourteen seasons of adventures, Grif has decided enough is enough and is no longer participating in adventures with the rest of the Blood Gulch crew. Time will tell whether or not he eventually returns.
    • He does return to the Reds and Blues, however the only reason he did was because as he said, "Holy hell, does shit get boring without 'em. And you know I figured that without me to beat up on y'all were doomed to fall apart at the seams. I'm your hate glue." He also managed to get on somewhat good terms with Locus.
  • To no one's surprise (after all, he's a fat, lazy and orange glutton with a name started in G), has been revealed to be a Garfield fan. The two have been seen eating and playing first-person shooters together.
    • He's also a fierce admirer of Robbie Rotten, someone who embraces laziness first and foremost; and is one of the few deities to have a good opinion on Navi given she reminds him of Grif's one time friend Huggins.
  • Tried to deny that he was happy with the ascension of Simmons, but the two have resumed their bickering friendship. But please, don't ask about their time in the shade, or that time the Temple of Procreation was activated...
    • On the other hand, Sarge's ascension made Grif rise up on a cliff and yell the most impressive "NOOOOOOOO!" in the history of the Pantheon.
  • Even if he became lazy as hell, is a fierce admirer of Master Chief:
    I mean, I signed on to fight some aliens. Next thing I know, Master Chief blows up the whole Covenant armada and I’m stuck in the middle of nowhere, fighting a bunch of blue guys.

    Ippo Makunouchi 
Ippo Makunouchi, God of Boxing (The Wind God)
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  • Lesser God
  • Symbol: The Japanese Boxing Commission Championship belt
  • Alignment: Lawful Good
  • Portfolio: Learning How to Box, Wanting to Be Strong, Bob and Weave, Fair Play, Badass Normal, Foe Yay, Butt-Monkey, The Dempsey Roll and its Special Adaptations, Crouching Doormat, Hidden World Champion, School-Smart Strong Guy, The Dutiful Son
  • Domains: Competition, Sports, Boxing, Strength.
  • Followers: Manny Pacquiao (his avatar), Muhammad Ali (for now; he intends to challenge Ippo for a fight in the future), Rocky Balboa Jr., Oliver Bronstein, Max Lopez
  • Allies:
  • Worthy Opponents: Dudley, Rocky Balboa
  • Friendly Rivals: Glass Joe, Joe Yabuki, Akihiko Sanada (SEES)
  • Rivals: Piston Hondo, Aran Ryan, Juzo Sakakura, Don Flamenco, Great Tiger, Von Kaiser, King Hippo, Tooru Amuro
  • Enemy: Balrog, Bernkastel, Biff Tannen pre-1985
  • As one of the Pantheon's earliest deities, Ippo Makunouchi was instantly rushed to claim the "God of Boxing" title as soon as he ascended to godhood. However, this was haphazardly marked without a trope or concept attached to it, creating the perception that he was claiming godhood over everything to do with the sport of boxing itself. This soon led to gyms and challengers sprouting left and right to oppose him, causing Ippo to think that this position is some sort of divine setup.
    • For this reason and due to his meek and humble personality, Ippo wasn't particularly keen on answering any of the challenges, but he still didn't — and won't — refuse anything presented to him as an official match. For awhile the current challenger on tap has been Rocky Balboa, and after that Muhammad Ali has a thing or two he wants to say about not being chosen…
  • Many deities are surprised that such a meek young man could be such a talented and strong boxer that his skills alone have gotten and kept him in the Pantheon for so long. But that's the thing. "Many" deities is as far as that judgment goes. Considering how many have seen a meek-but-strong type in their world, the word "most" can't even apply here.
  • Although Ippo is a generally low profile god, there was one time where he grabbed nearly everyone's attention, though not for any reason he's altogether proud of. One day, rumors started circulating in the Pantheon that although he's a featherweight in boxing, he's a heavyweight in a certain…other area. Soon enough this rumor reached the House of Lust…and finally hit the ears of one Panty Anarchy, who quickly went inside his temple and closed the doors behind her…only to exit it a few minutes later looking absolutely horrified. When she was asked if anything happened she denied it vehemently, stating, "Are you fucking serious!? That…THING would rip me in half!" Soon after many goddesses, and a few gods, began visiting Ippo to see if the rumors were true. Although no precise measurement was taken, there were reports that some goddesses, even including Bayonetta and Aphrodite, were very very impressed. Ippo doesn't like to talk about it.
    • After that whole deal blew over, Panty went to Ippo with these parting and sobering words of wisdom:
    Panty: I hope that Kumi of yours knows how to stretch.
    • Ippo really, really doesn't like to talk about it.
  • When he was approached by Hong Meiling, he initially thought it would be about the above subject. However, it turns out she admired him because like her, he's a strong melee fighter who takes a lot of crap both physically and otherwise and can be surprised and beaten when taken out of his comfort zone, but despite this he's become a top-level boxer in Japan. He wasn't sure how to take it exactly, but more or less accepted her friendship.
  • Went one-on-one with Little Mac in a main event boxing match, with the two fighting all out. Mac knocked him out in the first one-minute round, but Ippo got back up and evened the score through the next two rounds. In the end, their trainers both carried them out of the arena and they came away with a great respect for one another, becoming friends after this. They've gone on to spar on a number of occasions to hone their skills since then.
    • Ippo also went on to compete against many of Mac's fellow ascended World Video Boxing Association competitors, defeating all of them using various tactics he's learned over the years. He's considered a rival to most of them now as well as several other boxers in the Pantheon, some friendlier than others, similar to how Mac has it. His biggest rival of them all, though, is Piston Hondo, as both compete over who is the best boxer on the Japanese circuit.
  • Absolutely despises Balrog due to the Crazy Buffalo perverting everything he stands for as a boxer. He would quickly find that he's not alone. Aran Ryan, being a similarly cheap fighter, earns some of Ippo's ire as well, but given the Irishman is so insane he doesn't even register some of the cheapest stuff he does as cheating, Ippo mostly just considers him irritating.
  • Much like with Little Mac, Ippo and Joe Yabuki found mutual respect following a friendly match. He later introduced the two boxers to each other.
  • Has had to take a month off training to recover and adapt his style to be more evasive than normal after injuries from a fight he lost caused him to develop symptoms of Punch-Drunk Syndrome. Since returning he has not shown those symptoms, though some believe magic from the Pantheon had something to do with that. He hasn't commented on this, but does seem oddly familiar with Ana Amari for some reason…
  • After such a long time, Ippo's mysteriously tropeless title was finally rectified by the sleuthing of none other than Spider-Man. Taking an interest in him due to the shared commonality of both being unlucky everymen and extraordinary heroes/champions at the same time, Spidey discovered something about Ippo's history that filled a vacated article: Ippo had spent virtually his entire life training himself in boxing. Whether it was carrying coolers to and from his family's fishing boat as a child even before he had the idea to become a boxer, running full speed at bars in the park so he could get quicker at ducking blows, or taking on all sorts of new environments in his official training camps, Ippo has either been learning new tricks or adapting his body to be faster, sturdier, and stronger ever since his father died when he was a kid, and it has paid off in his boxing career.
    • Realizing this, Spidey took Ippo to the Court of the Gods and established a case that his status as the God of Boxing should represent the fact that his entire life has been one big long Boxing Lesson. The Court accepted this on the condition that he finally fight Rocky Balboa. The fight took place in a private venue with the Court members in attendance. Ippo barely defeated the aged Rocky, getting up just before the ten-count after both knocked each other down, but each man came away with another Worthy Opponent and Ippo earned himself an upgrade from Demigod to Lesser God as a result.
    • Muhammad Ali's challenge to his title was finally rescinded after all of this, but many reports say that if Ali can find his own way into the Pantheon, Ippo should expect to be called out for a fight anyway. He is not looking forward to this.
    • While this all took place, Rocky was still a connected aspect of his avatar Sylvester Stallone. Now that they've split with Rocky striking out after gaining his own place, Sly maintains friendly ties with Ippo and has informed him that the Italian Stallion is training hard to challenge him again.
  • Since his place in the Pantheon has been reinforced, others have started taking interest to him. Maya and Yukari empathize with Ippo over the fact that they're all terrible drivers, though he's taken them fishing on his boat since that's one thing he can steer well and maybe he could teach them a thing or two with that. His tendency towards constant training and improvement and desire to know how it feels to be strong has the full support of the Kame House, his meek personality along with this fact reminds Vegeta of Cabba, and Hogan considers him a prime example of why train is the first of Hulkamania's Three Demandmentsnote . Mashiro, Takagi, Babe Ruth, and Yamcha are all cool with him even though he's pretty bad at both editing manga and playing baseball, as they would rather give him credit for making the effort than tell him he sucks like the "average" unpleasable fan. He and the latter four have all shared autographs.
  • There is another sport he's an expert at, though: bowling. It's been joked that this is because "bowling" and "boxing" are just a few letters apart, but Barry Allen and Patrick Jane both found a more likely and serious explanation: his balance, ducking, arm strength, and U-motion swinging are all so good as a result of his boxing training that he just naturally picked this up.
  • His high school grades are so good that it's been said he could've gotten into any college he wanted to. Many of the Students in the House of School have come to him for help, with Koichi and Batsu in particular becoming really good friends (though part of this is because they can all help each other train to get stronger too). However, one who he refuses to associate with is notorious bully and attempted date rapist Biff Tannen, who reminds him of his own school bullies except a bit more heinous. Ironically, Biff's 1985 old-man self seems to agree.
  • Vegeta's respect for him extended to where he was eventually brought onto a team christened by the Prince and his herald Cabba as "honorary Saiyans" in the Pantheon, much to his great honor. Of his new stablemates, Touta Konoe is the one he gets along with best whereas Tatsumaki manages to remind him of his old school bullies, if only because of how arrogant and socially-maladjusted she is.
  • Can also be seen in the House of Combat.

    John Madden 
John Earl Madden, God of Football
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  • Lesser God
  • Symbol: The NFL logo branded into the side of a turducken.
  • Alignment: True Neutral
  • Portfolio: Announcer Chatter, Mad Libs Dialogue, Redundancy, Attaching his name to stuff, Product Placement, Redundancy
  • Domains: Sports, Tradition, Football, Thanksgiving
  • Followers: His successors, and every other game announcer ever (mostly unnamed), especially Chuck Downfield (the only person Madden allows to announce the NFL players' games who was not specifically chosen by Madden)
  • Allies: Jim Ross
  • Hates: Flight
  • Originally ascended at the end of his broadcasting career, when he announced for all four cable channels. The successor to the position of God of Announcers became Jim Ross. Madden was impressed with his announcing during the 8-man Hell In a Cell Elimination Match that decided the God of Wrestling, so he let Jim have it.
  • Recommended himself for this position. There are few who can challenge his position as god of football, as he has played for, coached a Super Bowl-winning team, and been color analyst for the sport over his illustrious career. Mostly retired except for his position as a God. He has chosen other people to do his announcing job for him now.
  • John Madden has a reputation for working on Thanksgiving and providing a "nuclear turkey" as an MVP award. It's a tradition that has continued long after he retired.
  • Every year, there's a strong chance he will make the best player in the NFL collapse the next season, despite all the efforts to try and break the curse.
  • Jim Ross and Madden often converse about their love for football to each others during halftime.
  • ProtonJon has been known to invoke Madden's power by having himself and his followers give an uproarious yell of "football!" when he's facing harsh odds in the games he's playing.
  • Apparently, John Madden has a group of astronauts that are fond of saying his name at random. Either singing it or just plain shouting it just because.

    Legolas and Gimli 
Legolas and Gimli, Gods of Tension Between Elves and Dwarves and Body-Count Competitions (Legolas: Greenleaf, Prince of the Woodland Realm | Gimli: Son of Glóin, Lord of the Glittering Caves, Elf Friend, Lockbearer)
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Gimli
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Legolas

    Little Mac 
Little Mac, God of Boxing Battlers (Bruiser from the Bronx)
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    Makie Sasaki 
Makie Sasaki, Goddess of Passionate Sports Girls (Armatura Quinquiplex, Baka Pink, Pink Albatross, Biblio Pink Tulip)
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  • Lesser Goddess
  • Alignment: Chaotic Good, Occasionally dips into Stupid Good
  • Symbol: Makie's Liberum Lemniscus, Bombus Globus, Frango Stipes, Cleaving Ring and Capturing Rope
  • Portfolio: Passionate Sports Girl, Genki Girl, Rose-Haired Sweetie, The Ditz, Sensual Spandex, Global Ignorance, Girlish Pigtails, Global Ignorance, Ms. Fanservice, Smarter Than You Look, Super Gullible, Butt-Monkey
  • Domains: School, Sports, Magic, Gymnastics, Optimism
  • Allies: (Mahora Academy): Negi Springfield, Asuna Kagurazaka, Konoka Konoe and Setsuna Sakurazaki, Nodoka Miyazaki, Yue Ayase, Evangeline A.K McDowell, Kaede Nagase, Mana Tatsumiya, Sayo Aisaka, Ku Fei
  • Makie loves gymnastics and we mean, REALLY loves gymnastics so much so that she's put all her efforts into being amazing at gymnastics that she can't score well on a test worth a shit.
    • Due to her passion for gymnastics, Makie gets along great with other deities who also have a love for a certain sport such as Itsuki Myoudouin, Nagisa Misumi, Nao Midorikawa, Akane Hino, Saki Hyuga, Hibiki Hojo and Kirin Morino.
  • Whenever you need Makie to stay in one position for a long time, just tell her "You fail at being Makie!" Doing so will cause her to stay in the same position for a very long time, Makie once held a yoga position for an entire day and didn't move an inch.
  • Makie gets along well with Nepgear, Millhiore Filiano Biscotti, Ayu Tsukimiya and Hitomi due to sharing certain vocal similarities with all of them.
  • One time, Makie went to the house of theatre to ask some of the deities there if they'd make a movie about Baka Pink but she was quickly rejected as its content wouldn't be suitable for any audiences, regardless of age.
    • This caused Makie to storm out of the house of theatre and attempt to make her own movie with no prior knowledge on how to do so, and just like the house of theatre suspected, it contained things that should not be seen by anyone else's eyes.
  • Due to her kindness combined with her pink hair Makie gets along well with Alisa Bosconovitch and Yutaka Kobayakawa.
  • Makie gets along surprisingly well with Shinobu Omiya due to the both of them share Global Ignorance of the locations of European countries. Makie and Shinobu were both very surprised to learn that England and France were both parts of the same continent.
  • Many were surprised to find out that she would become a PE teacher in the future. This has made her get along with Nozomi Yumehara and Gentaro Kisaragi—both gods who would also become teachers in the future (moreso on Gentaro considering how even he can't score well on a test worth shit). And despite her ditziness even she can see Gentaro's feelings for Elena. With a little practice, she's actually smarter than she appears to be and is now determined to make her dreams come true.
  • Is absolutely immune to any and all Lotus-Eater Machines due to the fact that she has no worries. Her ditziness also means that she can pretty much tank anything Trollkaiger throws at her too.
  • May have potential for magic, as she once successfully performed a simple fire spell. Makie, however, doesn't want to pursue the arts of magic and wants to focus on her gymnastics.
  • Makie was thrilled to learn that many of her classmates and teacher were already ascended, and even more thrilled to learn that her four fellow Baka Rangers had ascended as well, bringing the gang together. However, she is a bit concerned about the rumors she's heard about Yue's future self....

    Natsu Ayuhara 
Natsu Ayuhara, Goddess of Volleyball
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    Nitros Oxide 

"Greetings, creatures of the Pantheon. I am Nitros Oxide from the planet Gasmoxia."

Nitros Oxide, God of Jumping the Gun (N. Oxide, Nitrous Oxide, N. Trophy)
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  • Lesser God
  • Symbol: His head
  • Theme Songs: Oxide Station, his boss theme
  • Alignment: Neutral Evil
  • Portfolio: Badass Driver, Aliens Are Bastards, Smug Snake, Punny Name, pilots a Flying Saucer, Really cheap final boss, Sore Loser, Created by the developers to kill the franchise only to backfire completely, originally supposed to be playable but was Dummied Out in the end, Promoted to Playable in Nitro Kart
  • Domains: Racing, Conquest, Cheating, Aliens
  • Heralds: Zem and Zam
  • High Priest: Wizpig
  • Allies: Emperor Velo XXVII, Black Shadow, Dick Dastardly and Muttley, Fawful, Melkor and The Grand United Alliance of Evil
  • Enemies:
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Uka Uka
  • Nitros Oxide is an alien from planet Gasmoxia who boasts about being the fastest racer in the galaxy. He has set his sights on Earth and has threatened to turn the planet into a concrete parking lot and enslave its inhabitants. This not only got him involved against Crash Bandicoot and his friends, but also his adversaries. N. Oxide is determined to do whatever it takes to uphold his self-proclaimed title of "fastest racer in the galaxy" and that includes speeding off before the green light even flashes.
  • He managed to find the Pantheon after hearing supposed stories about a place where different kinds of vehicles exist and a wide variety of racers at that. Hoping to find another planet to take under his control, N. Oxide traveled there and discovered a planet similar to the one he failed to take over. N. Oxide issued a challenge to the Pantheon, and after seeing Crash and his associates there, he made it a point to defeat them for good this time around and engaged in a rematch with the Bandicoot. Despite N. Oxide's skills, Crash was able to best him once again, much to the alien's fury. And then he found out that something happened behind the scenes that would result in him getting a spot in what is known as the Pantheon. N. Oxide only saw this as an opportunity to take some time, refine his skills and then claim the Pantheon as his own, though he's definitely not without a lot of competition.
  • Some wonder what was he doing after his defeat on Earth. Supposedly he returned to his home planet and laid low for a while. Then, when he was about to return, he suffered an accident so gruesome it would have raised the rating of his game if it were described and marked a definite end to his racing career. However, he seems to have gotten better after he showed up to challenge both Aku Aku and Uka Uka's team to a game of Ballistix.
    • Oxide showed up once again after he was challenged by a fellow alien named Emperor Velo, another racer that self-proclaimed himself to be the greatest in the galaxy. Obviously, Oxide didn't have any of that and went on to challenge Velo by himself. The race between the two came down to the wire, and even looking at the photo-finish couldn't estabilish who was the winner. Despite that, the two seem to have gotten more friendly after the race.
  • Due to his wandering around the galaxy to turn verdant planets into depressing parking lots, he naturally earned the ire of the House of Nature, so much so that he has been banned from there. Oxide, for his part, actually found competitors (or rather those willing to step up against him) there (although only one was a vehicle rider, but Nitros learned his lesson with Sonic), such as the earthbender Toph Beifong, Virgil Hawkins/Static on his glider, Ghost Rider with his hellish bike, and Rainbow Dash who is in the same league as Sonic in terms of speed.
  • Alongside the aformentioned Emperor Velo and the Evil Twins, he is the only villain in his home universe to actually have gotten the Bandicoots and Cortex's evil crew to work together. After all, there's no way Cortex would accept conquering an uninhabitable planet, much less being a slave to an alien. The only exception would be Uka Uka, that while he is not keen on turning the whole planet into a Parking Lot, he can at least see potential in Oxide as a minion and has even allowed him to use him as a power-up during racing.
  • Naturally was quick to challenge any racer that he could find in the pantheon, just to prove he is the fastest. Mario and his friends were the first he challenged and similarly to Crash, he was soundly beaten by them since he couldn't get used to the rules of Mario Kart. The same happened when Oxide challenged Sonic and his friends as well (the former even managed to beat Oxide in a race without using a vehicle, infuriating the alien to no end), so he figured he would challenge another type of racer. He set his sights on Captain Falcon and wanted to beat him to gain some clout by beating him but once again, the Blue Falcon completely trounced Oxide's hovercraft. It didn't help that Captain Falcon was a Bounty Hunter and several of the Pantheon law enforments wanted to capture Oxide for the numerous planets he conquered and they were offering a nice price. Luckily for the alien, Black Shadow, an Arch-Enemy of Falcon, came to his aid and later proposed an alliance so together they could rule over the pantheon.
  • After several losses, he managed to land a win against Dick Dastardly. He was about lose but Dastardly wanted to cheat to ensure his victory but he was outmaneuvered by Oxide and his endless supplies of items. To the surprise of everyone, Dastardly was not even mad and is glad he lost to a fellow cheater. Dastardly is even considering do the same as Oxide and start before the green light flashes.
  • Before coming to earth, he managed to conquer most of the Milky Way, most notably Mars. The latter got him on the bad side of several martian deities, both good and evil. Of those, Marvin the Martian took him the most personal and decided to challenge Oxide to both a race and a hovercraft battle. Oxide accepted and even is willing to involve his minions Zem and Zam if things get dicey.
  • Besides speeding off early, it is rumored that he rigged the race tracks so he could win. This action alone got him on the bad side of Dr. Hax who has been chasing Oxide endlessly to punish him. Oxide, knowing better, always runs away whenever Hax is nearby.
  • Formally applied to the Grand United Alliance of Evil and was accepted after Melkor witnessed his achievements. While the GUAE doesn't really see an use for Planet-Sized parking lots, he thinks that having someone who competes in the field of racing could help expand the influence of GUAE.
  • "Get ready to race for the fate of your planet!"

    Paul London and Brian Kendrick 
Paul Michael London and Brian David Kendrick, Gods of Wrestling Combination Attacks (The Hooliganz, Londrick | Paul: The American Dolphin, The Intrepid Traveler | Brian: Spanky, The Wizard of Odd, The Brian Kendrick, Fighting Thumbs)
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  • Lesser Gods
  • Symbol: A harlequin face superimposed on a black star (when together)
    • Brian: A white jacket with three red slashes at the back (as The Brian Kendrick)
    • Paul: A white rabbit in a circle of Aztec glyphs (as part of the Rabbit Tribe)
  • Theme Songs: "New Rockers" (Paul's initial theme and their main theme when together), "Hey You" and "Man With the Plan" (Brian Kendrick alone, the former being The Brian Kendrick's theme)
  • Alignments: Chaotic Good (When together), currently both are Chaotic Neutral (Brian as The Brian Kendrick and Paul London as leader of the Rabbit Tribe although London has just recently hit Chaotic Evil.)
  • Portfolio: fast, high-flying wrestlers, wearing masks, rushing into the ring, full of energy, being liked by kids, contrasting personalities, very well liked despite not being upper-card material
  • Domains: Wrestling, Flight, Masks, Tag Teams
  • Herald: Ashley Massaro (Their friend/manager/love interest)
  • Former promoter: Vince McMahon
  • Teacher: Shawn Michaels
  • Allies: Rey Mysterio, Matt Hardy, Jeff Hardy, John Cena, Shotaro Hidari and Philip, Daniel Bryan
  • Rivals: Edge, Randy Orton, The Undertaker, Kane
  • Paul London and Brian "Spanky" Kendrick are students of Shawn Michaels who started out becoming a tag team after Kendrick rescued London from the beatings of Brock Lesnar. The two would subsequently team up for a year before Kendrick went off to Japan before reuniting for good in 2005, where they had matching wrestling gear, masks and coordinated attacks that would propel them to having one of the longest reining tag team championship reigns in the early 2000s. For this, the two ascended.
  • They entered the Pantheon rushing through the corridors with such speed that made gods like The Flash, Rainbow Dash and Ricky Fitness look in awe as they slid to the ring in nothing more than their wrestling gear and masks. They then began to amaze the masses with their high-flying arsenal, even jumping through the ropes in suicide dives.
  • Have tried to get other wrestlers to call them "The Hooliganz", but unfortunately announcers just call them "The Team of Paul London and Brian Kendrick".
  • Once, when going to the House of Craft for some new ring gear, they met up with Shotaro and Philip aka Kamen Rider Double. Inspired by their battle-style and partnership, London and Kendrick made their own wrestling gear (half-green and half-purple) in their honor. Although considering that their gear was made about two years prior to Double's debut, maybe it's the other way around?
  • Prior to godhood, Brian Kendrick faced John Cena (in his Dr. of Thuganomics persona) in a battle rap. Let's just say that Brian unknowingly would cause the infamous "Cena Sucks!" chants heard to this day.
    • And even prior to that, Brian had to be delivery boy to "American Badass" Undertaker. It wasn't a pretty sight.
  • The two avoid Randy Orton like the plague after they found how Randy Orton did the RKO on the Shooting Star Press while he was flat on his back, London in particular due to him excelling in the SSP, having done it via the use of Kendrick as a step.
  • When Vince met up with London and Kendrick, the first thing he told them, after Paul gave a sheepish grin was, "Keep that smile on your [Paul's] face". Paul won't exactly explain why Vince said that though.
  • Can fight separately when not in need of a tag team. During this time, Brian sometimes branches out into a persona called "THE Brian Kendrick", and Paul has won singles gold. However, like Haas and Benjamin above, they're at their best when they work together.
  • Due to them wearing lots of masks, they gained a strange kinship with Hata no Kokoro, who give them inspiration for the masks that they wear when they enter the ring. They've also learned not to mix up their masks with hers after hearing what happened when her Mask of Hope got stolen.
  • The Hardy's and E and C are shocked at how London won a championship from the Dudley Boyz, who held at least eight Tag Team Championships and were part of multiple TLC matches and Triple Threat Tag Team Ladder Matches. Paul just simply shrugs his shoulders.
  • The two dressed up as Bill and Ted (calling themselves "Brian D. Kendrick, and Paul 'Paul' London") once, while traversing for their own "Excellent Adventure" throughout the House of Travel. Bill and Ted admitted that their costumes were "Excellent!", complete with Air Guitar, and the four have gotten along splendidly. It also helps that Bill and Ted love London and Kendrick's entrance theme and are planning to do a live entrance of that theme when they can.
  • As of late, the two have gone on their separate ways: Brian is now calling himself "The Brian Kendrick" and has made all wrestling gods look in fear when it was revealed that he can now perform the BURNING HAMMER, while Paul London has found himself leading a group of wrestlers called The Rabbit Tribe and are searching for the White Rabbit that lead said tribe. Fluttershy is now creeped out by Paul after he bowed in supplication to her bunny friend, Angel. This only got worse when Angel himself ascended; while Angel liked the attention initially, he eventually decided that London was absolutely nuts and has been trying to find out who the real "White Rabbit" figure is just to get them off his back...and then learn that the real thing is an absolute psychopath who made London murder the messenger who brought him to the White Rabbit and then sacrificed his own Rabbit Tribe members to appease said figure. Fluttershy and Angel no longer want London near them and Discord is now ready to smite the jerk where he stands if he should get within a 50 foot radius of the two.
    • Neither of them known exactly what to say about the Broken Hardys, but Paul's not one to make judgement on this, considering his escapades as part of the Rabbit Tribe, especially since gods are worried for London and his already fragile sanity after committing murder.
      • London's new black attire has annoyed the hell out of Eric Draven since Draven only used it as a way to strike fear on those who killed him. Draven knows that between the two of them, he'd be the one standing (due to his martial art skills and the Crow's healing properties), not that London minds seeing as he's too fixated on the White Rabbit.
  • The two recently reunited upon hearing about the death of their herald, Ashley Massaro. Thankfully, she was found waiting for them at their temple, although she's been concerned in regards to London's mental health recently.

    Randy Orton 
Randal Keith "Randy" Orton, God of Unnecessary Roughness (The Viper, The Apex Predator, The Legend Killer, The Man of Destiny, Randy Wyatt)
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  • Lesser God
  • Symbol: The gas mask; alternately, the stylished letters RKO
  • Leitmotif: "Burn in My Light" and "Voices"
  • Alignment: Varies, depending on the storyline, mostly Chaotic Neutral. Chaotic Evil when he was part of the Wyatt Family
  • Portfolio: Wrestling Finishers, Badass Boast, Wrestling Psychology, Pragmatic Combat, Hearing Voices, Wrestling Families, Slasher Smiling, Being the Legend Killer, Unstoppable Rage, Cool Daddies, Deadpan Snarkers, Popularity Power, Unnecessary Roughness, Punt Kick (Now Forbiddenly Dangerous), Total Jerks, RKO, Power Stable Members, Light Is Not Good
  • Domains: Wrestling, Mentalism, Opportunism
  • Allies: Iori Yagami, Syzoth/Reptile
  • Tolerates: Barney the Dinosaur
  • Worthy Opponent: Ishida Mitsunari
  • Rivals: John Cena, Daniel Bryan, Matt Hardy, Rey Mysterio, Hulk Hogan, The Undertaker, Kane, CM Punk, Shawn Michaels, Dolph Ziggler, Chris Jericho, Mick Foley, The Wyatt Family, Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns, Kofi Kingston (The New Day), Jeff Hardy
  • Enemy: Edge, Azula
  • Commonality Connection With: Hanzo Hasashi/Scorpion
  • Ascended after cashing his Money in the Bank against Azula, who tried to escape from The Fallen in order to find and defeat Zuko stipulating that if she lost, she would go back to the Mortal Realm. Orton struck her with the RKO and successfully won his place in the Pantheon.
    • However, Azula has once again ascended and is looking for revenge. Orton tells her that whenever she's ready, he's up to the challenge.
  • He's kind towards Barney the Dinosaur and swears to apply the RKO to anyone who wants to harm him. No one really knows why or how that happened, and no one is going to ask.
    • In response of that, Kane and Daniel Bryan once hugged him in one 6-man tag team match. Revealing that he even has soft spots. The Trollkaiger pretty much laughed their assess off at the image.
  • His RKO is one of the most powerful finishers in wrestling... if you don't know, just ask Evan Bourne the day his Shooting Star Press got countered from nowhere.
    • Bourne wasn't the first man to do the maneuver, that honor goes to both Paul London and Billy Kidman (and London, being a god in the Pantheon, really doesn't want to be caught in the same position as Bourne was).
    • This has caught many high-flying fighters off-guard as the RKO can pretty much be used anywhere and at anyplace. Even when Orton is on his back.
  • Has a strong rivalry with John Cena... in the same way as Kyo and Iori. The hate/respect the two have for each other is intense and makes HUGE killings in the House of Commerce whenever the two fight against each other.
    • Their rivalry has seen them through Table, Ladders and Chairs matches, an Iron Man Match in which Orton tried to kill Cena by igniting him with stage pyro (luckily John avoided it), and a Last Man Standing match that topped the previous one with splendor and awe. Many gods are awaiting the day they go into Hell in the Cell (especially the Gods in the House of Commerce).
  • For those who are messing with him, take note:
  • Has made it his mission to RKO each and every 'legend' in the Pantheon, having list of RKO'd hall of fame wrestlers under his belt. However, he won't RKO Jim Ross due to a combination of respect and also because of the huge ass-kicking he'd get if he tried such a ballsy move. The same goes for Howard Finkel since Finkel also isn't a competitor like Ross and who else is gonna announce his victories if "The Fink" is down?"
  • He's recently seen training with Reptile for a series of matches taking place in a world where the WWE Superstars become superpowered beings.
  • If asked out on date, he likes to brag about his multiple skull tattoos. We're talking a lot of skulls, people.
  • Has recently made an alliance with The Wyatt Family, going as far as to call himself "Randy Wyatt". You May Panic Now.
    • And when it was revealed that he essentially pulled a Daniel Bryan in order for him to get to the Wyatt Compound and burn the warehouse where Sister Abigail was buried, things got even worse and many gods are afraid just what kind of retribution Bray is going to put on Randy for his actions. Once again, You May Panic Now.
      • He and Wyatt were supposed to go face each other in House of Horrors match. Let's just say that it was absoulutely underwhelming.
  • Various gods are wary whenever Randy has a screwdriver in hand — after his attacks on Jeff Hardy, nobody wants to be anywhere near him when he starts twisting them into gauges
  • Has known to have an utter dislike for Kofi Kingston, and is still not over Kofi's win over him at Survivor Series. He's not happy over Kofi becoming the World Champion and is now targeting him...and subsequently lost, not only at Survivor Series but when Kofi recreated his infamous leg-drop maneuver on him.
  • At the 2020 Royal Rumble, Randy, like everyone else, met the shocking return of Edge, who was finally medically cleared to wrestle after getting extensive surgery on his neck. The two briefly teamed up to take on other oppnents; however, Orton's attempt to backstab Edge ended up failing and Edge would instead eliminate him from the match. Not taking this lying down, Orton attacked Edge with a steel chair the following night in an attempt to push him right back on the shelf, then destroyed Matt Hardy twice for trying to get an explanation.
    • When confronted with Edge's wife, Beth Phoenix, Randy finally gave an explanation that amounted to an epiphany that Edge thought he was coming back full time, to which he'd reacted by destroying Edge just enough to end his career — so the next guy couldn't do it and potentially end his life. Naturally, everyone called BS on it, especially after Randy hit Beth with an RKO. In that moment, Edge had gone from accepting retirement again to wanting to take revenge on Orton's hide.

    Uzu Sanageyama 
Uzu Sanageyama, God of Tiny Package and Kendo (Athletic Committee Chairman, Monkey, Monkey King, SanageYamcha, Ninja Turtle)
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  • Lesser God
  • Symbol: His kendo stick
  • Theme Song: the second half of InuKa3L
  • Alignment: Chaotic Good (Initially pretended to be Lawful Evil)
  • Portfolio: Butt-Monkey, The Ace, Benevolent Boss, Black Sheep, Hot-Blooded Knight, Angling His Kendo at the Right Spot, Determinator, Using a Kendo Stick
  • Domains: Sport, Kendo, Combat
  • Undying Loyalty to: Satsuki Kiryuin
  • Allies: Nonon Jakuzure, Ira Gamagoori, Houka Inumuta, Ryuko Matoi and Senketsu, Mako Mankanshoku, Aikuro Mikisugi, Viral, Matt Murdock, Sun Wukong, Yamcha, Johnny Storm, Wakaba Saegusa
  • Enemies: Nui Harime, Ragyo Kiryuin, Quan Chi, Gilgamesh, Dio Brando
  • Rival: Satsuki Kiryuin, Ryuko Matoi, Leonardo, Link, Hinagiku Katsura, Gallade, Samuel Rodrigues
  • No one in the Pantheon would ever believe someone would ever take the Teeny Weenie trope. Uzu Sanageyama, however, took the chance to grab the vacant trope to finally join Lady Satsuki and be by her side.
  • When he found out that Satsuki was captured by the GUAE and he wasn't ascended sooner to defend her, he felt ashamed. He begged Gamagoori to give him a thousand lashings for his failure. Satsuki however told him that there was no need for that and he hasn't failed her.
  • Has been seen as some as the next Yamcha as he was easily defeated by Nui Harime and is a Butt-Monkey. However, Uzu has shown to do better the second round as he almost defeated Ryuko and he's proven capable of learning and adapting from his past defeats.
  • Has been noted to sound just like Link when he yells.
    • Uzu also notices that he sounds just like Viral. The two have been seen sparring against one another.
  • Even though Uzu is loyal to Satsuki, he also sees her as his rival. The same goes to Ryuko Matoi. He's hoping to have a real rematch with both of them someday.
    • There are some deities who actually see Uzu's rivalry with the Scissor Sisters as something more. Neither of the three has commented on it.
  • Was a former Gang leader in the Northern Kanton region. And despite what others may think, he actually respects his men and is looked up to by them. They were willing to sacrifice their lives against COVERS.
  • Even though Uzu is no longer blind, he still retains his skill that he honed during that state. It's because of this that he hangs around Matt Murdock aka Daredevil.
  • Often views many of his allies as rivals. These include his Distaff Counterpart in Kendo, Captain Hinagiku Katsura, and the Pokemon Gallade. He has also battled Leonardo of the TMNT. The last one is sometimes made fun of since Uzu wearing his face mask reminds them of the Turtle's.
  • Many deities were disappointed when they found out he doesn't shout "men, do kote". Uzu has to remind them that move past that.
    • Speaking of kendo, Uzu is currently practicing the perfect Tsuki strike.
  • Many have said that his fourth Blade Regalia reminds them of a certain Spanish katana user. Naturally for Uzu, Jetstream Sam became his rival.
  • There are at least some female deities who do want to know the size of his package. But Stocking Anarchy, the person who's most adamant about this, seems to actually want to go through a few rounds with him. She thinks that if he isn't a grower, he must a shower.
  • Also has a spot in the House of Personal Appearance.

Demigods

    The Anglerfish Team 
The Ōarai Girls' Academy Anglerfish TeamMembers , Divine Triumphant Underdogs (Team A (All). Miho: Miporin, Nishizumi-dono, The Miracle of Ooarai, The War Goddess, The World's Strongest Boko-fan. Yukari: Heinz Wilhelm Guderian, Sergeant Third Class Oddball, Tank Fairy, Fluffy Hair, Tank Pope. Mako: Remako)
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Top: Saori, Miho, Yukari, Hana. Bottom: Mako
the Panzer IV upgraded to Ausf. H 
  • Demigoddesses
  • Symbols: The Anglerfish Emblem or a modified Panzer IV. Alternatively, the Ōarai Girls' Academy logo.
  • Theme Songs: Enter Mission. For separate members:
  • Alignment: Neutral Good mostly with some exceptions, Chaotic Good for Miho and Yukari and Lawful Neutral for Mako in some cases
  • Portfolio:
  • Domains: School, Tanks, Sports, Squadrons, Team Spirit, Victorious Underdogs
  • Heralds: The other members of the Ōarai Tankery Club
  • Friends: Millhiore, Leonmitchelli and Couvert, Miku Kohinata, The Nagarekawa Girls, The Peregrine Falcons and The Sparrows Team
  • Friendly Rivals with: Maho Nishizumi (Miho's big sister), Darjeeling, Katyusha
  • On Good Terms with: SCP-516, Leonardo da Vinci
  • Student to: Kamina (for Miho)
  • Big Fan of: Mio Akiyama (for Yukari)
  • Commonality Connection with: Sodom (for Yukari)
  • Impressed by: Commander Shepard (for Miho and Hana)
  • Odd Friendship with: Alice the 16th, Nao Midorikawa, Ragna the Bloodedge (for Mako)
  • Opposes: Gunnery Sergeant Hartman, The Rebel Army (all of them), Princess Celestia, Volcarona, Amaterasu, the Ghosts subhouse, Nue Houjuu (for Mako)
  • Meet the Anglerfish Team, Ōarai Girls' Academy's representatives of the Sensha-dō. Lead by the talented commander Miho Nishizumi, she and her 4 other crew members, Saori, Isuzu, Yukari and Mako are known by the competitors to be the weakest of the bunch, due to the school's reputation of being the least potential winners, especially under comparison by Kuromorimine and other colleges. However, after winning a few battles against other rival schools, their repuation has increased and after proving their might against the top school, did they prove that they are the underdog victors of the Sensha-do competition.
  • For a long time, Ōarai Girls' Academy was never a competitor of the Sensha-dō; Tournament, instead joining there for the very first time. Most tanks they had were sold and the ones retained were not in the best shape. Thankfully, all changed when Miho Nishizumi was drafted into the school as its main leader, both as Tank Commander, and eventually of her own squadron. Following her as her tank crew is Saori Takebe, their Radio Operator; Hana Isuzu as the Gunner; Yukari Akiyama as the Loader; and Mako Reizei the tank's Driver. Together, these 5 girls would not only revive the Sensha-dō; within Ōarai Academy, but would also become the the school's champion team.
  • The team's composure has been handled by Miho somewhat, as they had to develop bonds together before setting off into Sensha-dō; matches. Overtime, their differences and antics have kept the team afloat despite difficulties with more experienced schools. At the end, their underdog status is what defined them as a crew and with their slow successful attempts were able to get them into the position and fame they rightfully earned.
  • Being a skilled crew even at the younger ages of high-school has attracted both low-key and high-key related Gods and Goddesses, especially on topic of combat. Their tank skills are very much refined and worthy of praise, though if not sometimes inconsistent with their performance. However, they rarely do actual combat and perform only on the basis of Sensha-dō matches, considering the fact that the crew in question are children. They do get the praise but they only comment in regards to the sports they actively participate in.
  • News of the Anglerfish Team's return to the Pantheon was received firsthand by Darjeeling and Katyusha, high-school rivals who have witnessed the skillful team in the tournaments. Miho has rather felt unnerved once she saw the very commander who beat her fair and square twice (which was Darjeeling) while Katyusha only has regret following the latter's big stupid idea of a ceasefire for 3 hours just to nap only to result to their humiliating loss. Not that the two are bitter, more that they respect and cheer the team for being the graceful underdogs of the tournament.
    • Speaking of old reunions, Miho's shock came in once she realized her Cool Big Sis Maho entered the Pantheon before her team did. While she was saddened to notice it, she received a welcome banter from her courtesy of Kuromorimine's congratulations on Ōarai's unexpeted success on the tournament, that and alongside Maho's approval that Miho's worth as a Nishizumi has been well-earned. Receiving both a hug and the trophy the team won with, they all celebrated the team's return.
  • First greetings after the reformation of the team and restoration of their Panzer IV came from both Millhiore, Leonmitchelli and Couvert alongside the Nagerakawa Girls, seeing that a bunch of high school girls managed to not only drive a tank, but actually win battles. The princesses have remarked that their way of the Sensha-dō is something they will consider for the art of non-lethal warfare and that they can be the figureheads of the sport while the Nagerakawa Girls consider their friendship mutual due to being high schoolers.
  • Despite being relegated to non-lethal tankery, they are still welcomed by the Falcons and Sparrows team for being an effective team, that and they wanted to recruit them but Miho refused on behalf of the team. Nonetheless, both parties tend to allow tank practice with each other.
    • Speaking of tank training, SCP-516, despite its sentience actually scaring the team, has expressed willingness to practice alongside the Anglerfish crew, seeing them as a friendly rival of sorts. Many where either surprised or scared to see that a sentient tank is having interest with them, but decided to just go with the flow and accept it's challenge.
  • Leonardo da Vinci's response when hearing that a bunch of small girls managed to drive a tank was dumbfounded at first, but as time passed by, he finally came into his senses and just agreed that such idea would exist with these girls. He decided, for all his glory, show off his tank as a Rider servant, which the girls screamed at excitement at, except for Hana, who was sleeping at her compartment as usual.
  • While being one of the younger generations of military-esque warfare, they are not the first ones. After the crew's reformation, they were approached by Anoa Aoba with an invitation to the Girl Military Force. There was hesitation among the group about this, especially Mako, who just wanted to sleep, but after much clarification from Miho and Aoba, they were cordially welcomed to the group alongside were submarine leader I-401 Iona, Teana Lanster, shipgirl Naka, and a representative from the Strike Witches Sanya V. Litvyak, all of which are finally glad that the group is now established.
  • You'd think that for a girl military force, they would be ignored by the likes of Gunnery Sergeant Hartmann due to their size. Wrong. The Sergeant's nasty presence has left a terrible mark on the group, so much that Miho's heart would pound harder the moment his presence is heard and her crew mates share their painful encounters with him, with his exercises considered by the rest to be too much to handle, not to mention the Sergeant's tenacity of spitting out offensive words against them.
    • Their military relations and their allied friendship with the Falcons and Sparrows dragged them against General Morden's Rebel Army, being thought as potential recruits to the general. Thankfully for the crew, the aformentioned Falcons and Sparrows intervened before Morden could get a single handle to them. Time will tell should Morden push through once more towards the team.
  • Miho Nishizumi is the Commander of the Anglerfish Tank Crew, and is the key member to both the team and the entire school, proving herself to be a capable commander to even the newer leagues. Though there is more to that than simple goodness, she is afterall a dropout student from the prestigious Kuromorimine College when she gave away her team's advantageous point to save a student's life, causing the college's first loss. That's not to say that even the forced dropout changed her perspective, afterall, she only does tanking all because its the one thing she loves to do in all her life, and commanding a tank crew, is something she has been great at thanks to her ambition.
    • Her easygoing personality is noted to be one of the reasons why she is an efficient commander of the team, as she shares compassion equally on her sport and her teammates. This is also why she is the most social out of the group, and makes the majority of the commanding within the group and by extension, the school she represents.
    • Tanking is pretty much her hobby, and something she takes very passionately about. She'll go on days talking about how it pretty much defines her life, but at the same time caring for the teammates she hangs out with, especially Ōarai Academy. This has been noted by several of the people who managed to be friends with Miho, with Madoka being the first to communicate with her and note her hopeful personality, something that proves detrimental with the crew.
    • Her position as one of the players of the Sensha-dō was monitored by others especially Saki Miyananga, who is also a high schooler who is also proficient on her sports, (I.E: Mahjong). Outside of that, the high school deities residing in the House of School do adore her quite much as seeing her as a figurehead of sorts.
    • Being a sister to a more popular and older sibling is one of the few burdens Miho was forced to keep during her early years in her academy, almost being questioned of her being a Nishizumi when she cannot be an effective player of the Sensha-dō, a practice among her bloodline. This left her partially outcasted but not until she rose and was finally proven of her worth as a Nishizumi. This akin similarity lead to her easily bonding with Greg Heffley, Takumi and Luigi, all who had to bear the burden of being outshined by an older sibling.
    • Her group, especially Miho's leadership skills lead to her being evaluated by Commander Shepard, who saw a large amount of possibilities opened by the group following their underdog victory in the tournament. Upon closer inspection, he would say that she is the prime example of a staunch leader, one who not only cares for her own comrades, but is also dedicated to the profession she willfully undertook.
      • Her potential was also reached out by a man of clad skin and roaring triumph, one who saw that she could be mentored on her own ways of emulating a Rousing Speech. The first attempt was rather horrible and as a result, lead to the man, revealed to be Kamina, to take yer under his own wing as his own student in the art speeches.
  • The tank crew's Radio Operator, Saori Takebe is not only a very efficient cook for the girls, but is very very entranced of the idea of love, something she has clamored at, even throughout her High School life. She has claimed to find love and knows every single experience, except she knows absolutely zero on love advice and has even yet to find a single boyfriend in all her life. Outside of that she also uses her phone in the frontlines of Sensha-dō combat, being rather useful in a handful of scenarios.
    • Love pretty much describes Saori... well hopeless love that is. Very intrigued at romance, but has yet to actually have experience on it. With her place on the Pantheons, maybe she can finally have some people she can actually date with... except when it isn't failing at the first meeting.
    • Outside of radio communications, Saori likes to take the shortcut I.E, texting her teammates about the battle plans of the team. So don't expect reading through the radio to always work when one of the members has a phone whilst in battle.
    • Even with all those aside, she is still a very pleasant member of the team, hence why she friended Shirabe out of pure coincidence. This also lead to her first date with Alito, who just managed to be nearly similar with Saori's love dilemma. What resulted from their date spanned their friends' tank, bad pickup lines and other stuff.
    • Her hopeless love took Kyu Sugerdust by surprise, noticing that she now has a female client to talk to. It would have been considered easy had she just followed Kyu's suggestions over her own. What could have been a successful try for Kyu was lead with frustration and headaches to the point that she just took a break from helping her. Despite this, she will not back down from a client that is stubborn, as she has experience in that field.
  • Meanwhile, Hana Isuzu is the team's main gunner, a flower arrangement maiden who, after desperately wanting to find more than just simple flower arrangement assigned into Ōarai to see what she is capable outside of her family's heritage. The result of this is her stoicism and her flower arrangement skills being one of the key playing skills to her gunning skills. She also eats the most portions of the Anglerfish Team's provisions, something the team remarks.
    • Some consider Hana to be the group's equivalent to a sniper, precise and careful in her arrangements before the shot, only considering one shot (most of the time). While she is the most stoic of the team, that did not stop her from getting people to know her. Snipers like Yoko Littner and Lockon Stratos saw great potential on her and remark that a flower maiden can use her flowering skills to be accurate on her shots.
    • However, while flowering is something she knows well, she wants more than just one profession, hence why she chose to distance herself from the flowering side of things. This caught he eye of Yukiko Amagi, who also had the same mindset as her after years of being the heir to her inn.
    • Much like Miho, her skills also got noticed by Commander Shepard while he was being introduced to each of the members of the group. Upon inspection, he can only describe her being filled with great possibilities on her role, to which she felt honored to hear.
  • On the other hand, Yukari Akiyama is the team's resident loader. Years of being a big lover of everything tank related, to the point of being noted as a Tank Pope, unfortunately graced her with less friends and even lesser social skills. Her recruitment into the Anglerfish Team was a dream come true, noticing all the different tanks of the competition and being one of Miho's biggest fans (with some going albeit too far). At the same time, her skill on the outside also goes for disguising as other students in other schools, spying for the team and by extension her school.
    • Expect Yukari's temple filled to the brim with everything military based. Virtually all are at the very least representative to something related to either the World Wars or just tanks in general. Her collection of food rations from all around the world are littered over the place (spam included) and her knowledge on those topics are vast. Just too bad that it rendered her less proficient on social skills.
    • To summarize her, she is a weeb of the military kind and was rather relieved to hear that people just like her do exist around the Pantheon, including the very known weebs Umaru Doma and Konata Izumi, who dragged Patricia Martin considering that all them are collective weebs.
      • Sodom was surprised to hear that Yukari's interest of all things was military. It made him rather nervous considering that their topics do not align with each other, but they do relate like the aformentioned above just because they are weebs as well.
    • Yukari was filled to the brim with joy the moment she heard that Mio Akiyama was just nearby in the Pantheon including Hokage Tea Time, who she declares as one of their biggest fans. This lead to a bonding session with both the Anglerfish crew and HTT, with Yukari and Mio talking the most, though the band started pointing out some of Yukari's obsessive nature such as the Miho body pillow she once brought.
    • Need intel quick? She can fill the spot rather easy, able to disguise effectively as a student of the opposing team if uniform is involved. After doing the same thing in the Pantheon, she managed to disguise herself with different outfits, such as a Stormtrooper and even a S.H.I.E.L.D operative until Nick Fury confiscated her costume.
  • Lastly, Mako Reizei is an effective driver of the tank crew. But there is just one problem: she constantly sleeps. She is the laziest of the bunch, so much that she got late 245 days in a row, unable to grasp the ability to wake up as early as 5am. Many people refer to her as a cat, due to her quiet, sleepy type being similar to one. Despite this, she is an immediate expert when it comes to maneuvering a tank, so much that many people scratch their heads at such a notion being true. Though she scoffs at it and says she would rather do less of the work than anyone else.
    • Laziness is what can basically describe Mako in a nutshell. Never so much as to getting out of the tank out of pure unwillingness and her inability to wake up in accurate times is compensated for the fact that she is the crew's best driver. Its this absurdity that makes her an integral part of the team, despite contributing the least.
    • Because of her habits of sleeping, she would rather wish it would be night almost everyday, leading her to just follow deities who are related with the night or moon just to make her sleep often. She'll request to Princess Luna on extending the nighttime while simultaneously finding a place to sleep. This attitude made everyone compare her to a cat, just lazy and sleepy most of the time. Its this comparison that led to her actually bonding with Len, another cat that she can sleep with.
    • This also lead to her being sleep-buddies with both Lie Ren and Francesca Lucchini, both who often just want to remain lazy for the majority of their lives. Their animal comparisons also come up since Ren is akin to a sloth and Lucchini to a panther, while Mako is the cat.
    • Her stance against the sun and light in general can be summed up in this: "Aaah let me sleep!". She really dislikes the sun, hence why she kept asking Princess Luna and other moon-based deities to just extend the time of the moon, and as you can guess, Princess Celestia's main goal of raising the sun just annoys her sleeping time, which is almost everyday. And this also goes towards other sun-based deities, Amaterasu and Volcarona included.
    • There is also another thing she gets annoyed at, or rather scared at: ghosts. One moment a ghost is find on her sights, she just rams the tank full reverse without any idea on whats behind her or she just faints. The latter happened when she encountered Nue Houjouu up close, waking up at the Pantheon's own hospital after suffering a big faint.
      • This led to her bonding with Ragna the Bloodedge, who is much like her scared shitless of ghosts and was one of the few who brought her to the hospital, while Alice the 16th just nuked Nue out of the distance and Nao just watched in interest with her, seeing that all four do have something in common.
    • At one point, while giving the Panzer IV a stroll, she encountered a huge creature blocking the path of where she was driving. After attempting to move it using the tank itself, it didn't budge and Mako's laziness to not get out of the driver compartment only resulted to the two just simply sleeping. After waking up, she decided to come up to the creature, actually a Snorlax, to just sleep in its belly. This ended up in a mutual bond between the Anglerfish Crew's driver and the lazy pokemon.
  • "Panzer Vor!"

    Darjeeling 
Darjeeling, Goddess of Spirited Competitors
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    Jim Ross 
James William "Jim" Ross, God of Commentators (Good Ol´ JR.)
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    Nekomaru Nidai 
Nekomaru Nidai, God of Saving Sports Teams (Ultimate Team Manager, Super High-School Level Coach, Mechamaru, Mecha-Nidai, Super Duper High-School Roids)
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  • Demigod
  • Symbol: Chain-suspended weights beside a clipboard
  • Alignment: Chaotic Good, Chaotic Evil in Ultimate Despair
  • Portfolio: Large Ham, Hot-Blooded, Younger Than They Look, Determinator, Made of Iron, Taking the bazooka shot, Becoming a cyborg, Dueling to the death and losing
  • Domains: Athletics, Training, Management
  • High Priest: Patches O'Houlihan
  • Allies: Makoto Naegi, Aoi Asahina, Sakura Ogami, Sonia Nevermind, Peko Pekoyama, Monomi/Usami, Mikan Tsumiki, Fuyuhiko Kuzuryu, Nagito Komaeda, Chiaki Nanami, LetsPlay/NintendoCapriSun, Wii Fit Trainer, Hisao Nakai, Glass Joe, Little Mac, Adam Jensen, Raiden
  • Enemies: Monokuma and his Mastermind, Balrog
  • Upon ascension he was greated happily by his fellow classmates. He was however bemoaned by the majority of the gambling community as it shuffled the win-lose odds with his repeated training of underdogs taking them to extravagant heights such as national playoffs. Savvier gamblers noted this meant odds were mostly just reversed.
  • As soon as he could he re-started training himself and his allies from his universe. Of note Aoi has improved even further while Sakura politely declined, seeking a partner instead. Nekomaru decided to throw everything he had at her despite knowing he couldn't win a straight brawl, if just to challenge her a little.
  • Not the fondest of Nagito Komaeda especially after hearing just how crazy he could get. He routinely rounds up fellow minded gods and kidnaps him so he won't potentially sabotage the GUAG.
  • Has decided to taken on training Glass Joe. While his physical performance has only improved slightly, Nekomaru outfitted him with headgear and has taught him fake out jabs and how to protect against his One-Hit KO weakness. Even Little Mac got a little afraid but continues to train with only Doc Louis depsite Nekomaru's offers. Still they respect each and are impressed by each other.
  • He's been recently pushing Hisao Nakai, himself born with a heart disease. Hisao's appreacitive of the thought but often finds himself overexerted. Nekomaru joked that if things got to be dangerously harmful, Hisao could just become a cyborg like he once was to Hisao's dismay.
  • When visiting Chiaki, Nekomaru heard the jubilant screams of someone declaring the greatness of the bathroom. Joyful that someone seemingly had a similar appreciation of a good shit, he marched to their shrine and declared each other friends. This was none other than NintendoCapriSun.
  • After his roboticisation in the virtual world Adam and Raiden gave their sympathies even if it wasn't real and were impressed to hear that the incident that led it to it was to save a friend. They were caught off guard when it seemed Nekomaru MOSTLY seemed to enjoy it. This did end up leading Raiden to learn of what Ultimate Despair was, infuriating him and solidifying their alliance.
  • Was happy to get the chance to try and fix things with Usami after his events in the island simulator. She promises to make sure that the future for everyone in Ultimate Despair will be bright.

    The Monstars 
Pound, Bang, Bupkus, Nawt, and Blanko, Gods of the Opposing Sports Team (The Monstars, The Mean Team, The Nerdlucks)
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  • Demigods
  • Symbol: A basketball surrounded by space rings
  • Theme Music: Hit 'em High
  • Alignment: Chaotic Neutral, formerly Chaotic Evil
  • Portfolio: Opposing Sports Team, Amazing Technicolor Population, Make My Monster Grow, One-Winged Angel, stealing the talent of other basketball players, playing dirty, Punch-Clock Villain, Defeat Means Friendship
  • Domains: Aliens, Basketball, Cheating
  • Followers: The Luca Goers, Cobra Kai, The Globo Gym Purple Cobras
  • Allies: The Ginyu Force
  • Enemies: Sakuragi Hanamichi, Dr Eggman
  • Rivals: Michael Jordan and All Looney Tunes affiliated gods.
  • The Monstars came to the Pantheon when their boss Swackhammer found out about the Pantheon and decided that he wanted the Pantheon to be a new attraction at his intergalactic theme park, Moron Mountain. The Court of the Gods decided to challenge the Monstars to a basketball game; if the Monstars won, the Pantheon would be moved to Moron Mountain.
  • With the Pantheon's basketball team being led by Michael Jordan and Sakuragi Hanamichi, the Monstars didn't stand a chance, not even after they'd stolen the talent of several basketball players in the mortal realm to boost their skills. The outraged Swackhammer was sent back to Moron Mountain when the Monstars turned on him, only for the Monstars to realise that they had no way of going home themselves. As a result, it was agreed that they would be given a position in the Pantheon.
  • After their ascension, the Monstars returned the talent they'd stolen, but the powers of the Pantheon enabled them to remain in their Monstar forms due to the nature of their position.
  • The orange one is called Pound, the green one is Bang, the purple one is Bupkus, the red one is Nawt and the blue one is Blanko.
  • Following the revelation that Charles Barkley had grown more powerful since the Monstars last encountered him, steps have been taken to stop the Monstars from stealing his talent again should he ever come to the Pantheon.
  • The Monstars had challenged the Looney Tunes to a basketball game once before, so the Looney Tunes told the Pantheon's team what to expect from them.
  • Dr Eggman dislikes the Monstars because he views Moron Mountain as a threat to Dr Eggman's Incredible Interstellar Amusement Park.
  • The Monstars get along surprisingly well with the Ginyu Force, and have challenged them to a friendly basketball game. The Ginyu Force are the favourites to win because Guldo's psychic powers and Burter's super speed lend themselves well to basketball.
  • If their poor stats in the tie-in video game are anything to go by, the Monstars aren't nearly as good at basketball as they claim to be.
  • They've tried to join the Looney Tunes as recompense for their actions. The Looney Tunes themselves were flattered, but declined. The Monstars don't hold any hard feelings; they're not as evil as their boss once thought they were, after all.
  • On the 20th anniversary of their first game, were brought back to face Blake Griffin in a sadly not broadcast game. Although others argue that the Golden State Warriors that followed are downright Monstars in real life.

    Richard Petty 
Richard Lee Petty, God of NASCAR (The King, Strip Weathers)
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Petty in front of his STP Chevrolet Monte Carlo after winning the 1979 Daytona 500
  • Demigod
  • Symbol: Any one of his Petty Blue cars, most notably his 1970 Plymouth Superbird
  • Alignment: Neutral Good
  • Portfolio: The Most Accomplished Driver in All Of NASCAR, Has a Badass Mustache, Cool Old Guy, Drives a Custom Blue (and Red since 1972) Car
  • Domains: Blue, Championships, Motorsports, Racing, Winning
  • Sponsor(s): Petty Enterprises/Richard Petty Motorsports (former, in the real world), STP (in the Pantheon)
  • Heralds: Lynda Petty (his wife), Kyle Petty (his son), Lee Petty (his father)
  • High Priest: Cole Trickle
  • Followers: All NASCAR drivers, especially those from his heyday
    • Real Life: David Pearson, Dale Earnhardt, Junior Johnson, Bobby Allison, Darrell Waltrip, Cale Yarborough, Rusty Wallace, Fireball Roberts, Bill Elliott, Bobby Isaac, Mark Martin, Benny Parsons, Davey Allison, Jeff Gordon, Alan Kulwicki, Bobby Labonte, Tony Stewart
    • Fictional: Strip "The King" Weathers, Ricky Bobby, Tony Fast
  • Allies:
  • Business Partners:
  • Rivals: Practically none, racers respect him too much and if there happens to be one, chances are it's a Friendly Rivalry.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork (others): Cell, Looten Plunder
  • Enemies: Calypso, Needles Kane, Dick Dastardly, Lord English, Mr. Burns, The Godmodder
  • Respected by: All racers in the Pantheon, good or bad
  • Pities: Bowser, Chester A Bum
  • Opposes: Char Aznable and by extension the Grand United Alliance of Evil, cheaters like Keith Howard, Wario, Waluigi, as well as Bane
  • On Speaking Terms With: The Courier and the Grand United Alliance of Good, every real world President of the United States (special guests at his races)
  • (Very) Annoyed By: Creepers, anyone who destroys his speedways
  • Looked Down on by: Evil-aligned deities in the House of Royalty, especially Aerys II Targaryen
  • Conflicting Opinion: Travis Bickle, all the ascended commentators he works with (including Vince McMahon, John Madden and Jim Ross) and news correspondent Kent Brockman
  • The King. One of the greatest drivers to ever grace motorsports history. Born on July 2, 1937, Richard Petty is the son of Lee Petty, the NASCAR racer who won the first Daytona 500 and racked up 3 championship wins. Richard would surpass his father the moment he got into the trade; 200 race wins, 7 championship wins and 700 top-ten finishes. In fact, his total wins are double that of the one in second place, his arch-rival David Pearson. He was rated as the most popular NASCAR driver nine times for his utter devotion to his fandom and long hours signing autographs. Retiring in 1992 and taking the reins of his family business, Petty Enterprises (now Richard Petty Motorsports), the racing team currently fields the No. 43 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 for Bubba Wallace in the Cup Series.
  • The House of Sports felt disquiet at the limited range of sports in the Pantheon and sent a sealed invitation to Petty to become the God of NASCAR and bring motorsports into the Pantheon proper, as instances of racing here are few and far between. He accepted the offer, which by all accounts seemed near impossible as the Pantheon is pretty much a Cassandra Truth. They had sent their Courier, a cowboy-esque figure, but it was on a good day. Petty in his cowboy stetson probably thought he had something in common with him.
    Petty: I thought it was a dream, or something. This Lone Ranger guy suddenly comes in my room and tells me of this place where I could meet all these fictional characters and...take NASCAR to a place it's never gone before. I just felt this connection to him, and I trusted him. He brings me out to the garage, and I see the car I used in the 70s. But it had this mystical stuff blowing out of it, and I suddenly realized he wasn't joking. (chuckles) Almost thought it had gotten stolen mid-auction!
  • Arriving in his 1970 Plymouth Superbird, which came with the package, he proceeded to do a celebratory burnout across the Pantheon's main street, which attracted a large crowd of spectators and admirers. He had a good reason for it: the second he stepped into the car, he returned to the way he looked in his prime. Amidst the crowd of admirers, one stood out to Petty in particular, a stock car and now veteran racer Lightning McQueen. Petty immediately recognised him as the character he had 'raced' with in the Cars movies as Strip Weathers. Since Lightning didn't know that, he kept calling him Mr. The King and wondering out loud why he spontaneously appeared in the Pantheon.
    • This took a while to be resolved. Not that Lightning was daft or anything, but NASCAR was not known as NASCAR in his homeworld and as stated above, full-on motorsports was literally a non-entity in the Pantheon so he was uncertain of any deity similar to him being ascended. Lightning has come to highly respect The King as his own racer separate from the one in his homeworld, talented in his own right and devoted to his fans and the cause of NASCAR. He invited Petty to stay with him in his temple while his temple in the House of Sports was being completed. They enjoy a Friendly Rivalry and a kinship that Petty doesn't feel with anyone else, because Lightning is the only NASCAR-esque deity besides him in the Pantheon.
  • Said temple is an expanded version of the Richard Petty Museum, showcasing the storied history of the automobile, the legacy of the Petty family and overviews on other varieties of motorsports (Formula One, Formula E, Indy Car) with replicas (some replicas of replicas) of his old cars as well as those of his many competitors, with the Plymouth Superbird he got from his House front and centre. Lightning's sponsor, Tex Dinoco, funded the construction of a wing dedicated to the history of the Piston Cup, including an area designated for high-tech racing simulators for deities from the House of Gaming.
  • He takes the sport of NASCAR very seriously, and frequently visits the House of Commerce to broker deals with the many large conglomerates there and encourage the creation of racing teams to represent Pantheon deities proper. Buy n Large, the de facto largest corporation in the Pantheon, has partnered with Petty in hopes of raking in profits from what they foresee as a new sports boom. With them essentially being The Faceless, the company sends proxies to deal with Petty on developing various new technologies such as a new car model, downforce and aero packages as well as special regulations designed to accommodate the variety of potential racers in the Pantheon.
    • Several other companies have gotten in on the action, mandated by the Court of the Gods to prevent Buy n Large from gaining a monopoly in the stock car racing department, which is what Petty was hoping for to generate interest. Pepsiman and the GEICO Gecko, representing real-life companies., with the latter being title sponsor for the real-life GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway, were among the first to sign on. Cynthia (the Sinnoh League Champion) became a shareholder to bring Pokémon representation into the company, and Ronald McDonald (or at least a proxy) joining because McDonald's. With the support of the good-aligned deities of the House of Commerce, Scrooge McDuck signed on the new board of directors for the Pantheon Association of Stock Car Racing (PASCAR) and gave the company some much needed credibility.
    • Officially announcing plans to organize the Buy n Large PASCAR Cup Series for the year 2025, their first decision was to restrict power-ups such as mushrooms to certain races, such as the Nintendo 600 (sponsored by the race's video game deities). For simplicity's sake, the overall sport is still referred to as NASCAR.
    • More unsavoury companies such as LexCorp are barred from the board of directors on principles. He's willing to let them bankroll teams in future races, but not anything further. Eugene Krabs wanted to be the title sponsor for the Cup in 2025 but was refuted on account of his penny-pinching nature ruining his employees (only the Status Quo Is God quotient and Spongebob's loyalty keeps them in his restaurant). Aerospace Sanitation Inc. is useful for cleaning up any disasters that are likely to occur in his speedways, but tend to attract just as many. Mr. Burns is on the blacklist from participating in any way, shape or form, since he is so unequivocally unscrupulous and evil.
    • The biggest problem currently is designing the new BnL Pantheonic Speedway, the site of the tentative first race, the inaugural BnL 500 to withstand damage from the Forever War taking place in the Pantheon. At least two reconstruction efforts have already been made: the first time was when a random Charged Creeper landed in the grandstands and killed fifteen employees including the visiting surveyor, the second was when Bowser crashed the opening ceremony and set fire to Victory Lane, angered that he hadn't been invited as a racer like Mario and Luigi had. Petty took pity on him and offered him a sponsorship role once he had the proper funding to create his own racing team. Bowser did try starting his own hotel chain once. With all the logistical debacles occurring, the speedway is currently a dirt track with some paved areas surrounded by temporary grandstands (Victory Lane is the only completed part, somehow).
      • Petty himself requested for someone from the House of Craft to take charge after the Creeper incident, pretty much starting to feel frustrated after one of his assistants starting buying off low quality Vibranium in desperation and sinking PASCAR's profits. The always kindly Emmet responded and rebuilt the foundations of the speedway with unbreakable LEGO. He wanted to have the whole speedway made out of LEGO, but Petty drew the line at that.
    • Then, there's the problem of finding a suitable broadcasting team. Currently most of the sports broadcasters in the Pantheon are wrestling announcers, and Petty takes a slight offense at that. Until he can ascend them, limited access is allowed to his assorted followers who served as commentators post-racing career, with his son Kyle Petty serving as a color commentator. Before you ask, Darrell Waltrip is currently enjoying a well-deserved retirement. With the decline of NASCAR in the real world, they frequently grapple for ratings.
  • Jade and Kent Brockman are a godsend to him, with Brockman gaining full broadcasting rights to PASCAR (Pantheon race) and NASCAR (Fox and NBC in the real world) under the same banner. Jade frequently holds interviews with Petty.
  • For the sake of fairness, Petty is merely a part-time racer in Pantheon sporting events. He's mostly busy running PASCAR and preparing for the Cup Series in the near future, but never forgets to practice every weekend. The current line-up down for the first BnL 500 is here:roster 
  • Certain guest racers star in races on invitation. This includes Wally West, the Fastest Man Alive, and Shinnosuke Tomari/Kamen Rider Drive, who are otherwise too busy because of their duties defending the Pantheon from threats (Wally is in the GUAG Superhero Division and Shinnosuke the GUAG Special Crimes Division).
    • Cell registered one of his newly-created Cell Jrs. in the race under Hetap just for funsies, but discrepancies with the Cell Jr's identity caused Android 17 to be brought in, as his children are Cell's original spawn. They share ownership of the team but 17 refuses to run it directly because Cell ate him before. Cell is far more active in running his team, though it's more of a rule by fear kind of thing since Cell could easily level the speedway.
    • The Angry Birds are still undergoing evaluation for their cars since they are made of wood and not structurally sound, even if Death Is Cheap in the Pantheon.
  • He despises cheaters and evil-aligned sports athletes. Naturally this makes him hate his neighbour Lord English, who he feels is undeserving of his Bad Guys Play Pool trope and ought to be kicked out for his utter desire to destroy EVERYTHING. Waluigi and Wario are on his shitlist for being shadowy versions of the racers on his circuit and causing havoc.
  • On a whole different level is Calypso and her dangerous destruction derbies. Petty knows how dangerous and deadly motorsports can be, as his follower Dale Earnhardt can attest to, but Calypso puts his champions through literal hell so the winner can get some dark perversion of their most desired wish. Calypso is hence banned from every race and instance of motorsports in the Pantheon, as are all his sadistic champions, including Needles Kane.
  • Petty had quite the closest of calls when Bane staged a terrorist attack on the BnL Speedway in the vein of The Dark Knight Rises. Batman managed to beat him to a pulp before his henchmen could install landmines and time bombs in the newly installed LEGO foundations. Petty is grateful to the Dark Knight and offered Wayne Enterprises a place on the board of directors for his 'rich boyfriend'. He politely refused.
  • Was instrumental in coaxing Jensen Ames out of retirement and his mechanic career to race in the BnL 500. Jensen, seeing how important the cause of motorsports was to Petty and out of respect for the man, has consented to be a part time racer with his local mechanic shop sponsoring. The same can be said for Dominic Toretto, though his more active involvement in cars makes him more willing to support Petty's cause.
  • Travis Bickle's psyche has perplexed him greatly. While Petty understands his frustration at the many examples of corruption he sees while driving his taxi, he doesn't approve of the way he intends to use violence to end violence, insisting he gets some help. Travis just thinks Petty's a sentimental buffoon.
  • His usage of 'The King' nickname has provoked a lot of controversy in the Pantheon, especially from actual monarchs. While the benevolent ones are willing to live and let live, and the evil ones just put him out of their minds, the ever-sensitive Mad King, Aerys Targaryen ordered his immediate execution. Needless to say, no one bothered to listen to him.
  • Ultimately, while Richard Petty's role has changed quite a bit in the Pantheon, he is a racer through and through and will work to further the cause of NASCAR and motorsports. He hopes to get all of his followers ascended someday. As the man himself would say:
No one wants to quit when he's losing and no one wants to quit when he's winning.

    Saki Miyanaga 
Saki Miyanaga, Goddess of Mahjong
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  • Demigod
  • Symbol: a 1 of Circles mahjong tile
  • Alignment: Neutral Good
  • Portfolio: Mahjong, Joshikousei, Making Statisticians Cry
  • Domain: Sports, Mahjong, Strategy
  • Followers: Nodoka Haramura (her consort and Head Acolyte), Junichiro Koizumi, Hitler, The Pope, Yulia Tymoshenko
  • Won the godhood from a much-vaunted Interdimensional Tournament of Mahjong, largely staying out of the proverbial bloodshed and defeating most other Mahjong masters too busy jockeying for position. She was defeated by Akagi in the final four match (the other two contestants are Junichiro Koizumi and her own sister Teru Miyanaga), but won the godhood anyway since the adjudicators from the House of Justice caught Akagi cheating and Saki's points was still unchanged after a mahjong equivalent of a massacre, thus demonstrating her absolute mastery of the game.
  • Himeko has expressed interest in her and her partner, although it's still too early to say that they will be allies. The same could be said for Nanoha.
  • She often gets lost in her own temple. This led to Nodoka leading her by the hand when she visits other Houses.
  • Due to her skill with the technique, "Tsumo after a kong" is part of the standard prayer for her followers.

    Tawna and the Nitro Squad 
Tawna, Isabella, Megumi, Ami and Liz, Divine Group of Pit Girls (Tawna: Tawna Bandicoot, Karmen; The Rest: The Trophy Girls, Nitro Squad, Bandibabes)
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From left to right: Isabella, Ami, Tawna, Liz, and Megumi.
  • Demigoddesses (Lesser Goddesses when wearing their Motorsport suits)
  • Symbol: A modified go-kart and four umbrellas
  • Theme Songs: The Great Hall (Tawna, shared with Crash), Tiny Arena/Turbo Track and Slide Coliseum (Isabella, Megumi, Ami, Liz)
  • Alignment: Neutral Good
  • Portfolio: Amazon Brigade, Ms. Fanservice, the most humanoid animal characters in the series, Promoted to Playable in Nitro-Fueled, Not just looks, Long, attractive legs, Statuesque Stunners
  • Domains: Fanservice, Racing
  • High Priestess: Reiko Nagase
  • Allies:
  • Rivals: The Monstars
  • Friendly Enemies: Ripper Roo, Dingodile, Doctor Neo Cortex, Tiny Tiger, Doctor N. Gin, Dr. N. Tropy, Doctor Nitrus Brio, The Komodo Brothers, Pinstripe Potoroo
  • Enemies: Nitros Oxide, Uka Uka
  • On the hit list of: Rosco P. Coltrane
  • Many people know Tawna as Crash Bandicoot's girlfriend from back then, though rumor had it that she dumped him for a gangster named Pinstripe Potoroo. That is of doubtful canon, though, despite her absence throughout the rest of the series after being saved by the namesake hero. People, however, did not expect her in any way to come back with a bang; in fact, she agreed to help Crash in his cause of stopping Oxide once again, and has called up a squad of four other girls - Ami, Isabella, Liz and Megumi. These four girls were originally just there to give the trophy to the winner of a race and look pretty, but they were all tired of doing nothing but that and joined Tawna to form the Nitro Squad. Needless to say, Crash and company have another ally in their quest against the smug Gasmoxian racer and later were awarded a place in the pantheon thanks to their former position as Pit Girls.
  • While they are considered part of the good guys, some of them, particularly Ami and Megumi, are on good terms with the other villains from their universe (Not to mention Tawna may or not have dated Pinstripe). Even then, Aku Aku is their patron mask whenever they compete in the tournament and none of the five are fans of Uka Uka and definitely not on friendly terms with Nitros Oxide after what he attempted to do with Earth.
    • That said, Tawna still has some bad blood with both Dr. Cortex and Dr. Brio in part for creating her and being the potential replacement of Crash as the Cortex Commandos General and wants to get back at them eventually but hasn't done it yet since she respects the wishes of her teammates to be on good terms with the scientist.
  • Some were curious about Tawna's inclusion, considering she never gave trophies in the first place. She brought up her appearance in the bonus levels of the first game as enough of a reason for her to qualify for the title. That and her friends also wanted to see her ascend as well.
  • While they focus mostly on racing, they do tend to return to their Pit Girls roles from time to time (Except Ami, she just wants to keep racing). They also have tried competing alongside other kart racers outside of their universe like with Mario or Diddy Kong and even in racing other deities that don't use go-karts like Captain Falcon, Brian O'Conner and Dominic Toretto. According to Mario, they are some of the fastest kart racers he's ever faced, largely thanks to their mastery of a technique that they called Blue Fire. This video in particular shows Ami's skill in using this technique, though the other four were also reported using it from time to time.
    • Speaking of races, they are very competitive and don't like losing, Isabella being the one that hates that the most. The exception would be Megumi, who is nice to everyone even when she loses
  • Some wonder who is Tawna currently dating. Initially her dissapearance was attributed to leaving Crash for Pinstripe Potoroo, which soured the opinion of others about her and making her seem ungrateful about Crash rescuing her. But in later years she seems to have returned to Crash and proudly wears his face on her shirt, impliying they either got back together or she never left him in the first place.
  • After forming the Nitro Squad, they adopted a motorsport outfit that seems to give them superpowers. The GUAG considered recruiting them for the GUAG Relationship Enchancers but they ended up turning down the offer and they want to remain independant. That said, they are still willing to support the GUAG in any way they can.
  • It's no secret that in the past they used to be more provocative with Liz, Ami and Tawna being the more notorious ones and the widely believed reason why Tawna vanished after her debut (Not to mention that Liz started posing for an adult magazine). Nowadays they are a lot more toned down in a appearance and that also gave them more chance to be fleshed out more. In particular, Tawna got tired of being compared to Pamela Anderson if she were a Bandicoot and said she only slightly resembles her in appearance-only. To prove it, she ended up creating the Nitro Squad in the first place.
  • Tawna find a lot in common with Pauline, both being girlfriends of the main character that were forgotten but later made a comeback. Initially Pauline didn't like Tawna after hearing some bad rumors, but she came around once she actually got to meet her and later introduced her to Princess Peach, who also shares certain similarities with Tawna.
    • Through a chance meeting, Liz ended up introducing Lola Bunny to the rest of the squad and they immediately took a liking to her given their similar roles. Lola also warned them of the Monstars after hearing of what they went through after Oxide challenged earth to a competition similar to what the alien group did to the Looney Tunes but she clarified they got better after they were beaten. The girls mantain a cordial rivalry with the Monstars as a result.
  • Some people suggested that Coco could join the team as well and the girls welcome her with open arms should she want to join but she has declined the invitation, preferring to form a team with Crash. They respect her opinion and have tried to recruit other females into the group.
  • People tend to get Tawna and Isabella confused given their similar appearance. They don't really mind the confusion and always brush it off as a silly mistake.

Quasideities

    Bandit Keith 
Keith Howard, God of Unsuccessful Cheaters and Sore Losers (Bandit Keith)
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    Peter LaFleur and White Goodman 
Peter LaFleur and White Goodman, Gods of Dodgeball
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  • Quasideities
  • Symbol: Average Joe's Gymnasium logo and Globo-Gym Purple Cobra logo
  • Alignment: Neutral Good (LaFleur), Neutral Evil (Goodman)
  • Portfolio: Opposing Sports Team, On the Money
  • Domains: Gym, Dodgeball, Funny
  • Followers: Their respective teams
  • Allies:
  • Rivals: Each other, of course.
  • Enemies:
  • Oppose: Ratchet (LaFleur)
  • When the Pantheon are in need of a Dodgeball team, they call upon all players with the skill to participate for godhood. Both LaFleur and Goodman took part of it, but since the Pantheon didn't allow their team to come with them, they assembled what they could for a rematch. However, things did not go as expected as their selection are all of the ascended members of the Pantheon and used their powers to play and things went out of control. Essential, they both hold the title though they will have a rematch they seek to see who is the true holder of dodgeball.
  • LaFleur is currently training the youths in a game of dodgeball after he and his team won the tournament. Though a lot of people learn of his training with Patches O'Houlihan and they wondered how efficient it is considered his mentor and coach throws wrenches at them, make them go through live traffic, and has a contraption that shoot dodgeball very fast.
    Patches O'Houlihan: "If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball."
    • So far, he taught them Patch's important lesson on the five d's of dodgeball: Dodge, duck, dip, dive, and dodge.
  • Goodman blames Chuck Norris for his loss in the tournament since he was the tie breaker that allowed the Average Joe's to play in the finals instead of forfeiting. Chuck Norris would not take it as he told Goodman that the next time he ever denies him, he'll give him one hell of a roundhouse kick.
    White Goodman: "Fuckin' Chuck Norris."
  • LaFleur consider making Jimmy Hopkins his prodigy since he taught nerds how to beat jocks at dodgeball.
  • If Jerrica had the chance, she would have helped LaFleur with his bankruptcy but LaFleur would admit that he would of decline if he didn't know about doing dodgeball. Despite this, he remain good friends with her. In contrast, she hates Goodman for he reminds her of Eric Raymond.
  • Dexter once made a machine that give him a huge advantage in dodgeball against a trio of bullies. Ironically, as LaFleur pointed out, he left himself right in the open in which Dee Dee actually knocked him out as the result.
  • Goodman once insulted Larry the Night Guard for having a deadbeat job, and for trying to steal his "good" looks.
  • Eikichi Mishina is disgusted with White Goodman, because despite being narcissistic and was once fat like him, at least he didn't act like an asshole to other people.
  • Goodman is a gross man when it comes to women, especially when he want to woo with them. This is shown when he try to flirt with his attorney Kata Veatch (later, LaFleur's girlfriend) and making her uncomfortable. He was banned from the House of Love when he was planning on wooing with the other women in the House.
  • LaFleur would joking say that the Green Arrow is if Steve the Pirate decided to stop being a pirate and instead be a Robin Hood-wannabe.


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