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    Backdraft Group 
The Backdraft Group Members , Unholy Organizations of Unsanctioned Battles (Backdraft Organization)
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, Ghetsis, 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 Stingerís 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!

    Calvin and Hobbes 
Calvin and Hobbes, Gods of Calvinball

    Cedric Diggory 
Cedric Diggory, God of Letting the Other Guy Take the Win

    Makie Sasaki 
Makie Sasaki, Goddess of Passionate Sports Girls (Armatura Quinquiplex, Baka Pink, Pink Albatross, Biblio Pink Tulip)
  • 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, 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, 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....

    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)
Oxide in his hover car
  • Lesser God
  • Symbol: His head
  • Theme Songs
  • 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!"

    Randy Orton 
Randal Keith "Randy" Orton, God of Unnecessary Roughness (The Viper, The Apex Predator, The Legend Killer, The Man of Destiny, Randy Wyatt)
  • 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 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 made an alliance with The Wyatt Family, going as far as to call himself "Randy Wyatt".
    • 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.
      • 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.


    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 pushing Hisao Nakai, himself born with a heart disease. Hisao's appreciative 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.


    Bandit Keith 
Keith Howard, God of Unsuccessful Cheaters and Sore Losers (Bandit Keith, The K Man, Ken)