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    Akechi Mitsuhide 
Akechi Mitsuhide, God of Fatal Close-Associate Betrayals (Akechi Juubei Mitsuhide, Reaper, Tenkai, Nankobou Tenkai)
Mitsuhide on a good day
Mitsuhide on a bad day

    Felix (Red vs Blue
Felix, the God of Fake Friendship (Sunkist McScouty, Pumpkin Patrol, Isaac Gates)

    Kyo Kusanagi and Iori Yagami 
Kyo Kusanagi and Iori Yagami, Dual Gods of Unwanted Teamwork (Kyo: Scion of the Flame | Iori: Unbridled Instinct, Miss X; as Wild Iori: Orochi Iori, Tsuki no Yoru Orochi no Chi ni Kurufu Iori/Insane Iori with Blood of Orochi Under the Night of the Moon)
  • Lesser Gods (Iori becomes Intermediate under the Riot of Blood)
  • Symbols: The Kusanagi Sun crossed with the Yagami Moon.
  • Theme Songs: Remix of "ESAKA?" (Kyo); "Arashi no Saxophone 2", Control Crisis when under the control of the Riot of Blood, VS Miss X as Miss X (Iori)
  • Alignment: Neutral Good (Kyo); Chaotic Neutral and Chaotic Evil when under the Riot of Blood (Iori)
  • Portfolio:
  • Domains: Combat, Rivalries, Fire, Destiny (Defied).
  • Allies: Ragna the Bloodedge, Jin Kisaragi, Demitri Maximoff, Morrigan Aensland, Hanzo Hasashi/Scorpion, Kuai Liang/Sub-Zero, Ryu, Ken Masters, John Cena, Randy Orton, Date Masamune, Sanada Yukimura, Sol Badguy, Ky Kiske, Kouta Kazuraba/Kamen Rider Gaim, Kaito Kumon/Kamen Rider Baron, Naruto Uzumaki, Sasuke Uchiha... the list goes on.
  • Rivals: Drizzt Do'Urden and Artemis Entreri, J.D. and Turk, Recca Hanabishi
  • Enemies: Rugal Bernstein, Leopold Goenitz.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Leona Heidern and Chizuru Kagura (for Iori).
  • Heralds:
    • Kyo: Saisyu Kusanagi (His father), Benimaru Nikaido (His best friend) and Goro Daimon.
    • Iori: Mature and Vice (His teammmates).
  • The two fighters have shared a temple with each other for so long that not even they remember how they ended up with each other as both would have gladly taken different positions. What matters is that Kyo and Iori represent those characters who team up (willingly or forcefully) in order to take on a task neither of them can take on alone. It just so happens that this has happened to them a lot.
  • They're constantly fighting each other. Reasons may vary between things. But should they team up, asses will be kicked. Why, ask Orochi for details.
    • Tensions did simmer down a bit with the arrival of Chizuru. It is often her who gets the two to settle their differences against a common enemy, most notable against Orochi. While the trio successfully banished their version of the monster from the Pantheon, there is still the matter of dealing with another in a different world. Kyo has accused her of bias due to... unresolved tension with Iori. Not one to make friends, Iori violently refused such an thing exists.
  • There has been plenty of comparisons to go with in the world of fighting games, from Ryu and Ken to Scorpion and Sub-Zero. It's actually one of the few cases where the two agree to work together. Neither fighter wants to be the one responsible of losing against them.
    • The two are more familiar facing the former due to joining in on a few crossover games. Kyo called dibs on Ken while Iori settled for wiping the smirk off Ken's face.
  • Outside of that realm, there were plenty of other duos who seek advice from them. The most prominent being Naruto and Sasuke. The two make a great team... if they don't end up fighting each other. But things calmed down as they reached adulthood. Now, they have grown to tolerate each other.
  • Both fighters can sympathize with that Drizzt had to do in order to stay in the Pantheon. The drow had to allow his eternal rival Artemis into the Pantheon and share a temple with him. It took a lot of adjustments in order for the new partnership to stay stable. Still, the two groups have been competing for followers into their temples. They even come to blows though it is usually for charity.
  • Also competes with the likes of J.D. and Turk though for different reasons. The two doctors are responsible for helping rivals to become good friends instead. As such, Kyo and Iori strive to keep their followers motivated against their rivals.
  • At one point, Kyo was very sure to receive the invitation of the Smash Bros tournament, but the frickin' invitation slipped away from his fists, much to his annoyance. Next, he heard Iori was Laughing Mad for no reason, and eventually found out that the invitation slipped away from him too.
  • Exclusive to Kyo
    • Kyo is a notorious individual in the Pantheon Academy, for his record of skipping classes, which is nearly everytime. Yet despite this, he's a pretty chill guy to hang around and is in no way a bully. In fact, he spends as much time beating them down as he does spending time in class.
      • It was a joyous occasion for him when a God of Japanese Delinquents was finally chosen. He was quick to make friends with Daigo Kazama. Despite his darker tendencies, the two can be seen together frequently.
      • Things quickly went sour when a God of bullies was also chosen. Not only was a disappointment that such a title was given in the first place, but also that Biff wasn't much to sneeze at in the fighting department. Still, that meant a lot more bullies for him and
    • Don't insult his girlfriend Yuki, or he will burn you to crisps. The fact that rabid fangirls insult Yuki to death is considered unforgiven.
    • Rugal still holds a grudge for Kyo handing him both his defeats as well as his life. His hatred was even enough to appear in 2002 as vengeance.
    • Kyo had sought to face Recca on multiple occasions. This was both in order to test his abilities as well as to see if he could dethrone the God of Fire of his title. As neither participant is immune to flames, their bouts are an exciting spectacle. So far, Recca has won on all of his occasions, but Kyo has sought to keep getting stronger.
  • Exclusive to Iori:
    • It comes to the surprise of everyone that he is actually a pacifist. But once one makes an observation of the character, he never seems to be the one who starts fights. It's usually an idiot trying to poke the bear and get him to fight. It only takes a minute to realize how much of a mistake that was before Iori sends his opponents running away in fear. Kenshin took it up for himself to help Iori keep his emotions in check.
    • Leona is another character who deals with the Orochi mark inside her. With the two in the Pantheon, some of their followers have hoped the two can hook up. Both fighters were quick to shoot that down.
    • If anyone's assuming, while he damn well won't be having any chat time with him anytime sooner or later, Iori is not related to Light Yagami, but will still beat him for stealing his laughter. That, and Iori really looks down on Light for being a coward who isn't worthy of holding the surname Yagami, only killing people with a notebook rather than his bare hands.
    • If there was anyone who is around that has grievance with Iori, that would be Billy Kane. You see after the first King of Fighters tournament, he and the ninja Eiji needed one more partner to qualify. The two ended up picking Iori. After an initial success, the red haired one went berserk, crippling Billy and killing Eiji. Billy has sworn revenge for the betrayl ever since.
    • Iori was once asked what he was trying to gain by posing as a woman and hosting an all female fighter tournament. He has yet to give a reply for that.
  • Kyo: "My flames are beckoning you!" Iori: "Then burn out bravely!"

    Mikazuki Augus and Orga Itsuka 

(Flag Raising Intensifies...)

Mikazuki Augus and Orga Itsuka, Dual Deities of Friends with Questionable Influence (Mikazuki: Mika, The Demon of Tekkadan, The Murder Manlet | Orga: The Leader and Co-Founder of Tekkadan, Boss)
Left: Mikazuki - Right: Orga
  • Lesser Gods (Collectively, though Mika alone can hit Intermediate God status aboard his Gundam)
  • Symbol: The Tekkadan Emblem
  • Leitmotif: "Iron-Blooded Orphans"
  • Alignment: Orga is Neutral Good/Chaotic Good, Mikazuki is whatever Orga needs him to be
  • Portfolios:
  • Domains: Friendship, Mentalism, War, Space
  • Heralds: Tekkadan (but only those who have died, such as Biscuit Griffon, Akihiro Altland, Norba Shino, Aston Altland, and Hush Middy)
  • Allies: Naze Turbine, Amida Arca, Guts
  • Complicated Relationship: Katyusha (Mikazuki only)
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork with: Every other ascended Gundam pilot, Simon, Kamina
  • Enemies: All deities who support slavery and oppression, Sundowner
  • Opposes: Artoria Pendragon (Orga only)
  • Conflicting Opinion: Big Boss
  • Commonality Connection: EMIYA (Orga only)
  • A lot of controversy went abound when these two were introduced before the Pantheon for the title, partly due to how tainted their respective characters were, not only on their own but also as two of the core members of Tekkadan. Others are well aware of their pragmatic tendencies, both in combat (moreso Mika) and in interactions with other Deities. Still, after thorough consultation with the rest of the good-aligned ascended Gundam deities in the Pantheon, Cosmos nonetheless green-lighted their ascension; the reason being the questionably toxic relationship between them, which has so far influenced not just each other's decisions in their lives, but also that of the rest of Tekkadan.
  • Their ascension came to be days after Tekkadan's last stand on Mars, on separate occasions: Orga, for having secured safe asylum for the rest of the group, and after having been peppered with bullet holes protecting a fellow member; Mika, for successfully defending the escaping Tekkadan remnants alongside Akihiro aboard their respective Gundams, after being showered by Dainsleif rods from orbit, after having overclocked the Ahab Reactors on his Barbatos Lupus Rex, and from holding off an Ace Pilot until he eventually passed away for good from his wounds. There was a brief moment of silence when they met again in the Pantheon, until Mika (who just gotten back his feel from his previously-paralyzed right side of his body) motioned for a fist bump to which Orga responded in kind.
    • And it turns out there were others in Tekkadan who made it in the Pantheon as well, though not all of them for some reason. Specifically, only those who have died, such as Biscuit, Akihiro, Norba, Aston, and Hush have ascended with Orga and Mika as their heralds.
  • Orga knew he and Mikazuki couldn't remain neutral for long in the manner of the Pantheonic Wars when they received an invitation from the GUAG. At the very least, even though Cosmos is honest and simple in her intentions, she is not naive, and has no illusions as to how difficult the fight will be. As such, they have decided to commit to providing help to the Alliance, but have requested to be assigned more to missions where they'd be more flexible in handling the situation.
  • Since most of the original members of their organization are unavailable and living peacefully since the final battle, Tekkadan has been supplied GUAG liaisons for mobile suit management and maintenance, and other things they lack due to the ones usually assigned to do that still being alive in their world.
  • Applies to both:
    • The entire House of Friendship is very wary of these two and how much collateral damage their actions can cause (particularly on property damage courtesy of Mika). The Main House nonetheless has officiated Tekkadan's placement in the Tainted Friendship sub-House, on the agreement that both of them will not have any unnecessary interactions with their housemates outside of important missions. Felix's schmooze with them in an attempt to try and steal Mika's Gundam was enough of an indicator that this decision had merit.
      • The same goes for all the Gundam deities in the GUAG, due to how badly things had gone for them, as well as the measures they would undertake for victory's sake.
    • Oppose all forms of usage of children as soldiers, given the history in their world. Ironically, their success promoted the use of Child Soldiers in their realm, and also ironically, it's through their fall and dissolution that their use has been abolished there. That said, they're not above fighting against enemy Child Soldiers unless specifically stated otherwise in their mission.
    • Tekkadan's mechas use the Ālaya-Vijñāna system, which allows someone with the proper surgery to more directly interface with them. Downside is, implanting the system can only be done to children whose bodies haven't finished growing yet, and it also has a 40% chance of failure, leaving them crippled as a result. As such, sharing the system is outlawed (not that Orga plans to, anyway), and attempts to steal it will be met with lethal force.
    • Due to their unfair circumstances growing up, they never play fair, and any baddies who attempt to get them to will be violently reminded of that fact.
    • Relena reminds them a lot of their own supporter/first client Kudelia, especially her desires for peace and the necessary political know-how to achieve it. That said, as they're not fully trusted by their fellow Gundam deities, Heero is always sure to be close by. And Zechs has his eye on them, too, when possible, being Relena's elder brother, after all.
    • Their encounter with the Mobile Armor Hashmal and its Plumas has brought them to despise the Grand United Alliance of Machines.
    • Guts reminds them of Akihiro, from his history, his personality, and even his appearance. Though Guts' girlfriend was "merely" mentally damaged, and even that was successfully cured.
  • Exclusive to Orga:
    • Due to their insularity and obliviousness to the political ramifications of their actions that was ultimately Tekkadan's biggest flaw, Orga has since been given leadership lessons to ensure that these mistakes are not repeated here.
    • Orga noticed from conversations that the history of the old Overwatch actually mirrors that of Gjallarhorn: Both were organizations that rose out of a robot war and after their victory, they became an international peacekeeper organization, but as time went on they both fell to internal corruption. Difference is, Gjallarhorn hadn't been destroyed by its corruption compared to Overwatch. Also, while the secretly scheming member of Overwatch's leadership (Gabriel Reyes a.k.a. Reaper) was the primary source of the organization's corruption, in Gjallarhorn, the treacherous schemer (Mc Gillis Fareed) wanted to tear down and rebuild Gjallarhorn because of its corruption.
    • Rumors spread of Orga's potentially swinging the other way due to his closeness to his brothers and his disinterest in women.
    • While he sympathizes with the situation they had been stuck in, Big Boss doesn't approve of the decisions they made, especially at Orga for caving in when Mikazuki pressures him to doing rash decisions. The fact that their series is sometimes nicknamed Metal Gear Gundam and that Orga gets compared to him doesn't help.
    • Him being compared to Kamina hasn't earned him any favors from the founder of Team Dai-Gurren, or any of that team, for that matter.
    • Some deities have noticed both physical and ideological similarities with both Orga Itsuka and EMIYA. Namely that both of them are Dark Skinned Blondes, know that their job isn't the best yet do it because of their ideals, and that their ideals led to tragedy.
    • Opposes Artoria because of a certain incident involving Mordred that caused him to have flashbacks to his death.
  • Exclusive to Mikazuki:
    • Mikazuki pilots the Gundam ASW-G-08 Barbatos Lupus Rex, which comes at a price; there're some concerns that Barbatos might be sentient, and if he asks for extra power available for him to utilize, he loses the use of parts of his body once the "deal" was done. The first time around, it was his right leg and eye. The second time, it was his right arm as well. Due to death being a non-issue in the Pantheon, in order to prevent him from over-relying on this power or recklessly throwing his life away in battle, the Barbatos has been "modified" to lock Mika out of requesting for this power except in certain circumstances or when temporarily unlocked by a special code. Knowing the influence they have on each other, even if he's been trying to be better at this, Orga is not given this code; rather, it's entrusted to Amuro Ray, thus restricting this Limit Break to GUAG missions. Additionally, any disabilities incurred as a result of this remain between resurrections, but fade over time. Another "fast" way for him to regain his "lost" limbs is when he dies in battle while borrowing Barbatos' power.
      • Besides some gun-arms and a giant mace, it also comes with a wire blade for attacks from unexpected angles. And on its hands and feet are claws made of rare ultra-hard metal and enlarged, strengthened arms, giving them the power and precision to be effective weapons.
    • Has been pressured to continue his literature lessons in order to become a better person, pilot, and soldier.
    • Is a dread to both sides due to his dirty play, his ruthlessness, and his effectiveness. In fact, he's such a big threat that his foes will resort to using planet-damaging artillery or beyond just to have a chance in stopping him after taking into account his last stand in the mortal realm. And giving a Breaking Speech in order to try and hamper his combat ability won't work; he'll just file it away for later consideration and then get right back to killing the enemy.
    • Mika ignores all the derisive comments and jibes claiming he's nothing but Orga's (albeit extremely effective) attack dog. He chose to outsource all of his moral thinking to the Boss, after all, so mocking him for lacking any sort of ambition or desire beyond doing whatever Orga tells him doesn't mean anything. And let's not forget, he's capable of pressing Orga to tell him to jump whenever he personally feels froggy, so it's not your typical master-slave relationship here.
    • His categorization of the world is only two ways: allies to be protected and enemies to be destroyed. In his mind, if you're in Orga's way, you get out of the way or you die.
    • When he's not out fighting (which is rare), he's often idling at farms, even giving a helping hand when possible or permitted.
    • When off the suit, he can often be seen eating Mars palms, which grow around his and Orga's temple, though the House of Food eventually managed to acquire it for distribution to others so they can try it themselves and so Mika can get his supply from there. He also hates fruits because he doesn't like to bother with peeling them.
    • When it comes to his love life, some folks are baffled that he's been able to get the attention of two girls despite his personality (and general lack of effort to reciprocate), even going as far as to enter a threesome and get at least one of them pregnant.
    • Always shoots twice with any gun he has while on foot, though he hasn't shown the same tendency in his Gundam.
    • Doesn't bother with learning the names of his enemies, and makes nicknames for recurring ones. Given Death Is Cheap, a lot of regular enemies mean he needs to at least learn them enough to be understood by others who wouldn't recognize the nickname he gives them (if he doesn't decide to adopt the nicknames already given).
    • While Rei does somewhat sympathize with him, she's a bit horrified by the fact that he is willing to obey Orga Itsuka's orders, no matter what the cost, and that he doesn't get any signs of becoming more humanly expressive has caused a bit of discourse in their relationship.
    • Mika has been seen frequenting the subhouse of Body Sizes for some odd reason, particularly paying a visit to Katyusha. This had the latter comically throwing a bit of a tantrum because he keeps on calling her Atra (Probably due to looking AND sounding very much alike.)
    "Where do we go now, Orga?"



    The Impractical Jokers 
WARNING: The following profile contains scenes of graphic stupidity among four lifelong friends who compete to embarrass each other...
Opening Disclaimer
The Impractical Jokers, Jesters of Jerky Yet True Friends (Mission: Uncomfortable, The Tenderloins, Q: Brian Michael Quinn Sal: Salvatore Edward Anthony Volcano Joe: Joseph Anthony Gatto Murr: James Stephen Murray, Ol' Murr)
Q, Sal, Joe, Murr. Unpictured: LARRY!

    Long John Silver 
Long John Silver, God of Antagonistic Friends (The One-Legged Man, Barbecue, The Sea-Cook, Captain Silver)
His Disney version 
  • Demigod
  • Alignment: True Neutral (with a dose of Neutral Evil)
  • Portfolio: Big Bad Friend, Karma Houdini, Lovable Traitor AND Rogue, Polite Bastards
  • Domains: Piracy, Betrayal, Treasure
  • Herald: Jim Hawkins
  • Followers: Everyone who eats, works, and runs the restaurant.
  • Rivals: Jack Sparrow.
  • He met up with Kermit the Frog and praised the actor of their version of Muppet Treasure Island.
  • Like Captain Hook, he tries to avoid Bruce at all costs.
  • Looks down on the Straw Hats for not following the classic concept of pirates, and wishes the old days of piracy back. However, he does hold a bit of respect for Jack Sparrow and wishes to challenge him to a pirate match sometime.
  • Strangly, Silver's physical form is one of flux. When in the presence of some other gods, he becomes a cyborg, but will change to human again when far enough away.
    • It should be noted that he is at perhaps his kindest during these situations, and many of the other disney rogues find Silver during these times to be "ruthless but in danger of going soft."
  • It should note that Silver isn't a nice guy by any means. He's not a pirate for nothing. However, sometimes he'll lend some old fashioned wisdom to you so you can grow up in your own way, and then he'll try and rob you.
  • Is eternally in search of Captain Flint's treasure, as no matter what or when he tries, he'll never hold onto the treasure until the end of the movie.
  • There has been rumors that he is secretly dating an inhabitant of Mary Suetopia. The last person who brought this up to him recived a flintlock bullet to the forehead.
  • Also present under Traitor Archetypes in the House of Betrayal.

    Penelope Mouse 
Penelope Mouse, Goddess of Evil Former Friends (Black Baron, Black Knight, Avaricious Muis)

    Skull Kid 
Skull Kid, God of Forgotten Friends Turned Evil
Clickhere  to see Skull Kid corrupted by Majora's Mask
  • Demigod
  • Symbol: His flute
  • Theme Song: Lost Woods/Saria's Song
  • Alignment: Chaotic Neutral
  • Portfolio: Old Friend of Link and the Giants, Possessed by the Mask, Creepy Child, The Imp of the Woods, Lonely Person who wants friends, Immortal Immaturity, Trickster, Pawn to Majora, From Nobody to Nightmare
  • Domains: Friend, Evil, Corruption, Music, Loneliness
  • Heralds: Talt and Tael
  • Allies: Link, Navi, Zelda, Saria, Midna, Peter Pan, Tinker Bell, Toothiana, Klefki, Cosmo & Wanda, The Spring Sprite, Carl Clover, Alice Margatroid, Evangeline McDowell, King
  • Enemies: Majora's Mask, Ganondorf, Zant, SCP-035, Maleficent, Captain Hook, Denzel Crocker, Head Pixie, Galeem and Dharkon, Relius Clover, The Other Mother
  • Opposes: The Fairy Godmother, The Firebird
  • The Skull Kid, a strange imp-like creature found deep in the Lost Woods, was a lone creature. In the strange alternate world of Termina, Skull Kid was friends with the Four Giants, guardians of the land, until they lay dormant as part of their duties. The Skull Kid grew sorrowful of them leaving him, pent his frustration to the people of Termina until the Giants intervened and threatened him until he leaves. He found himself in Hyrule where he sang song, learning a song from a boy in green. He soon comes back to Termina where he befriended two fairies, Tatl and Tael, until they ambushed a man holding a strange mask... Majora's Mask.
  • Upon arrival, the Skull Kid is happy to see the fairy boy again (at least, one of the incarnation of him, anyways). The same, however, cannot be said of Majora's Mask, who used his loneliness to make him its pawn and caused suffering in Termina. The Skull Kid made a mistake of putting on the malevolent mask, and pledged never to make the same mistake again.
  • He is shown to be friendly to fairies due to his friendship with Tatl and Tael as well as calling Link "fairy boy." The Skull Kid wanted more fairy friends to play with him, except for the Fairy Godmother, who is not a good fairy friend.
    • He nearly confuse Navi for one of his fairy friends since they are a ball of light with wings from his eyes.
  • He sneers at SCP-035 when he heard that it is a Murderous Mask much like Majora's Mask. As the mask can deteriorate the wearer, the Skull Kid avoids this mask with extreme prejudice.
  • He dislikes adults as he can be seen shooting darts and playing pranks on them, preferring the company of children due to his impish nature. He made a special case for Link, and only Link, like a game of "hide-and-seek" for one adult incarnation of Link.
  • He often seen playing music in the middle of the House of Nature is it reminded him of the Lost Woods. He likes to play Saria's Song because it was the song that he learned from Link and has continue to play it as a token of his friendship.
  • He get along well with Peter Pan, since they are youthful pranksters who doesn't enjoy the company of adults, with Tinker Bell, Tatl and Tael all interacting with one another and sharing their own stories of their homeworlds. All five have been seen menacing Captain Hook, with the pirate captain becoming even more infuriated that there's another fairy kid in the Pantheon.
  • Like so many other gods, Skull Kid got caught up in the World of Light event, transformed into a Spirit by Galeem before being captured by Dharkon. He took possession of a Mii Brawler before Link, and several other survivors, defeated him and set his spirit freed once more. Once everything was cleared up, Skull Kid simply stays away from the two beings of light and darkness, not wanting to get entangled in their war once more.
    • He has made appearances in the fourth and fifth Smash tournaments though, turning opponents invisible just to mess them up.
  • Skull Kid find the sentient masks, Aku Aku and Uka Uka, to be funny looking but are very suspicious of the two due to bad experience with Majora's Mask. He seems a bit less suspicious of Aku Aku since he's a good mask while Uka Uka is a bad mask. Though both do not enjoy the existence of Majora's Mask.
  • Legend tells that children that are lost in the Lost Woods will become Skull Kids. None knows if this is true or if it is just tales to scare children to not venture into the dangerous forests, especially since this Skull Kid is a resident in Termina.
  • Some time in the future, the Skull Kid grew interested in puppetmaking and puppetry so that he is never truly alone. He even used them to test Link and fight alongside him. It was this that gravitated him to meeting Carl Clover and Alice Margatroid, while wanting to pull a terrible prank against Relius and the Other Mother.


SCP-1171-1, God of Using Friendship to Prove He Isn't Bigoted ("Humans Go Home", refers to self as Beauremont)
Fan depiction of Beauremont by Sunny Clockwork.