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Greater Gods

    The Dark Judges 
Judge Death, Judge Fear, Judge Fire and Judge Mortis, Gods of Punishing All Crime With Death (The Dark Judges)
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  • Greater Gods
  • Symbol: Belt buckle shaped like a human skull with extended fangs, a Shrunken Head, a flame-spewing trident, stylized sheep skull
  • Theme Song: Darkness Descends
  • Alignment: Chaotic Evil (They think they are Lawful Neutral)
  • Portfolio:
  • Domains: Judgment, Death, Fear, Fire, Decay
  • Allies: The Joker, Nekron, The White, Majin Buu, Broly, The Lich
  • Enemies: Judge Dredd, Batman, Life itself
  • Four Judges from an alternate dimension that killed everyone from their world. The reason being that Judge Death and his cohorts believed that since only The Living commit crimes then all Life as a crime thus the only true punishment for that was Death. With this belief they are trying to kill every living thing in Dredd's world as well as anything alive in The Pantheon.
  • These four have long since become undead spirits and cannot be permanently killed only contained, each Dark Judge inhabits a corpse and that corpse will shape to their liking before they start "judging" others.
  • Judge Death is the leader and often able to phase through people and crush their organs, he is seen often working with the darker gods of death to help him punish the living.
  • He and his group insist on working with Nekron, all willing to except Black Lantern Rings to end all life everywhere.
  • Judge Fear is second in command and he opens his helmet's faceplate and frightens the accused to death with whatever lies within, whilst reciting his catch phrase, "Gaze into the face of Fear!"
    • Though that failed against Dredd causing him to punch him through the face.
  • Fear is attempting to work with Sinestro and bring him to their cause, he would also gladly except a Sinestro Corp ring to further enhance his killings.
  • Judge Fire Wields a flaming trident in order to start massive fires. He is attempting to spread his fire further along with Starjun.
  • Judge Mortis is attempting with his cold touch to rapidly age people to death. He is attempting to bring in Barragan to work with them on their plans.
  • They are attempting to recruit The Joker into The Dark Judges as they have done with the past, Death is impressed with The Joker's body count and wants him to become Dark Judge Joker again.
  • Together they have killed 60 million citizens and are waiting to spread into the Pantheon to do so much more.
  • They are willing to work with any like minded members to start to upgrade their body count to any living members of the Pantheon. The Lich has especially taken an interest in the four; very much agreeing with their philosophy of life being a crime. He speculates that they are fellow Scholars of GOLB.
    "The Crime Isss Life, The Sssentence Isss Death!"
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Intermediate Gods

    Head Pixie 
Head Pixie, God of Corrupt Bureaucracy (H.P)
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Lesser Gods

    Scott Shelby 
Scott Shelby, God of Detectives who Turn Out To Be The Culprit (Scott Sheppard, Scottie, The Origami Killer)
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  • Lesser God
  • Symbol: His raincoat. Alternatively, the origami figures.
  • Theme Song: Scott Shelby Theme
  • Alignment: May seem Neutral Good at first, but he is actually Lawful Evil.
  • Portfolio: Acrofatic, Badass Longcoat, Dirty Cop, Hardboiled Detective, Actually Nice, Private Detective, Big Bad, Killer Cop, Serial Killer, Would Hurt a Child, Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds
  • Domains: Investigation, Cover Up, Murder, Family, Trials, Children
  • Followers: Ryuzaki, Mark Hoffman
  • Allies: Tohru Adachi, Jack the Ripper, Goro Akechi, The Jigsaw Killer
  • Enemies: The Child Abuse Supporters, The Investigation Team, House of Family, Manny Pardo
  • Respects: Bryan Mills, Asura, Gabriel Belmont
  • Opposed by: Most investigators in the Pantheon as well as the House of Justice
  • Scott Shelby was a private investigator who was hired by the families who were victim of the notorious Origami Killer, a Serial Killer who would kidnap children and drown them till they were found, leaving Origami figures before as clues. Truth is, Scott was never hired by said families and never was after the Origami Killer, but he was actually the Origami Killer all along, looking to get rid of all evidence that would link him to the crimes.
  • While he is a child murderer, there is a group of people that actually sympathize with him. As it turns out, when he was a child he witnessed the death of his twin brother and how his abusive drunk father never bothered to save him. That would be the motivating factor in turning Scott into the Serial Killer he ended up becoming, looking for a father who would do everything to save his son.
    • That said, while many feel sorry for the loss of his twin brother John, not many defend the countless lives he took just to find someone who would fit his very particular description of a good father. It's implied many of his victims' parents either perished trying to rescue their children or never understood the meaning of the Origami figures-
  • How Scott's story concluded is up to debate, but the most common assumption is that he finally managed to find the father that would sacrifice everything for his son in the form of Ethan Mars. He would have gotten away if it weren't for the intervention of journalist Madison Paige and FBI agent Norman Jayden, the latter stepping in and engaging him, resulting in his death.
  • Hates the deities that form the so called Child Abuse Supporters, as you can very well know that those kind of people are what lead him to become the Origami Killer. Some were quick to call him an Hypocrite for trying to pretend he was morally better than those even if he ultimately broke a lot of families because of his desire to see a father that would fit his insane criteria.
  • Among deities who belong to the Police forces, Scott is seen as a disgrace by virtue of being a Serial Killer but making it worse by pretending to be a private investigator. Some are more lenient because Scott has shown that he can be actually nice to the people that are supposedly his victims (To the point that he would look like he is just sabotaging himself).
    • He is also an ex-marine, explaining why he is so proficient in the art of CQC combat and why he is such a good shot. That said, ex-marines like Frank Castle or Leroy Gibbs think he is the worst of the worst and they don't want to be associated with him.
  • On the other side, he seems to be on good terms with detectives Tohru Adachi and Goro Akechi, more so with the latter since he also had a rocky relationship with his father (Not helping Akechi's status as an illegitimate child) and that ended up both shaping them in becoming killers. Shelby gettin along with Akechi actually made Adachi quite upset at the fact that Scott doesn't have the same kind of mindset as he does and that caused some form of vitriol between the two, mostly since Scott's motivation are hardly motivated by childish reasons like Adachi as supposed to his more revenge-driven reasons for becoming the Origami Killer. The fact that the two Persona-users are at odds with one another doesn't help, either.
  • Being a Killer Cop, Manny Pardo has tried to capture and murder Scott so he would gain good PR in the eyes of the pantheon denizens, even if that would be no different for what he usually does. Not to mention there are some people who think that Scott, an actual child murderer, is not as depraved as he is, a statement that seriously damaged his ego.
  • Scott and Jigsaw get along a lot, both having similar MO by kidnapping their victims and making them go through a series of traps although circumstances are different for each of the killers' victims. Scott also seems to respect Jack the Ripper in some way, particularly the version where he is revealed to be commissioner James Gordon.
  • Any father that is very protective of their children has earned the respect of Scott. People like Bryan Mills, Asura and Gabriel Belmont are among the ones he holds in high regard, but they are ashamed of what Scott is and every last of them have sworn to punish Scott for his actions, not to mention what would happen if he would target their children.
  • He suffers from asthma, but he is actually quite competent as a fighter believe or not. He ocassionally gets himself treated in the House of Health and Diseases even if his reputation is at all time low.
  • The Pantheon is well aware of what he does, so his crime sprees as the Origami Killer have not continued in the pantheon, most probably because he was satisfied with Ethan Mars and his death put the final nail in the Origami Killer. The one punishment he received from the pantheon authorities is him being unable to see his brother John, which actually broke Scott to the point of secluding himself in his temple for a while. Nowadays he tries to stick to being an actual private eye, but had little success since people aren't willing to forget who he is.
  • Can also be found in the House of Crime.

    Sirius Black 
Sirius Black, The God Who Was Screwed Over By The Legal System (Padfoot, Snuffles, Stubby Boardman)
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Demigods

    C.R.A.S.H. 
Officers Frank Tenpenny and Edward "Eddie" Pulaski, Unholy Duo of Corrupt Police Officers (Community Resources Against Street Hoodlums (C.R.A.S.H. for short) | Tenpenny: Officer Ben Ten)
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Frank Tenpenny
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Eddie Pulaski
  • Demigods
  • Symbol: Their LSPD badges
  • Theme Song: C.R.A.S.H. theme
  • Alignment: Neutral Evil
  • Portfolio:
  • Domains: Police, Corruption, Drugs, Criminal Empires
  • Avatar: Samuel L. Jackson (Tenpenny)
  • Allies: Dimitri Rascalov, Brian Irons, Roscoe P. Coltrane
  • Enforcers to: Ethan Roark Sr.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork with: Manny Pardo
  • Business Partners with: Diavolo, Walter White, The Son
  • Enemies:
  • Opposed by: Sei P. Asagiri and Stella Hoshii,
  • Los Santos: The city of crime, gang bangers and drugs. The city has been in high crime rates all due to different reasons. One thing for sure is that it is not the big gangs that are of the most feared, but rather the police officers in charge and what can be more proven than the police unit Community Resources Against Street Hoodlums (or C.R.A.S.H for short). Founded under the objective to survey the city and deal with the gang problem only became its root of corruption, eventually spreading all over the police force. Its leader, Officer Frank Tenpenny and his subordinate Officer Edward "Eddie" Pulaski are notorious for their supreme control over the city, to the point of spreading influence in the outside states of San Andreas, controlling their criminal reign even further. Among the people they harass is none other than their favorite scapegoat Carl Johnson, who they repeatedly target in order to help clean up the mess, evidence, their image and blaming him for all the crimes.
    • This proved to be a fatal mistake as Tenpenny's habit of disposing useless tools also lead to the start of his reign's own downfall, when Pulaski failed to kill Carl (and get himself killed as well), he was also charged with multiple cases of corruption, and when he was acquitted, Los Santos was on fire, with everyone wanting his head as well as a loose Carl wanting revenge. Desperate and increasingly paranoid, he mustered what was left of his empire and plotted his way to escape, unfortunately driving his way into the front of Grove Street territory and eventually abused by the rioteers, showcasing the extent of his corruption towards the city.
  • For CJ, the very last thing he would want is to see Tenpenny and Pulaski ever again considering all the punishment he had to take just to keep himself and the Grove Street Families safe. This all ended when police sirens came up in front of his temple. The only thought he had was that the House of Justice was about to take him, but his fears came true when an LSPD cruiser showed up and both of them appeared, apparently strolling around the Pantheon without a care in the world until they saw a familiar sight. The two casually greeted Carl and brought him back into their car, explaining that they would see each other very soon and as a throwback for the good times they had back in Los Santos, they dropped him on the most dangerous side of the Pantheon.
    • The reason for their ascension was very clear, their streak of corruption easily landed them the title of Dirty Cop, as their influence stretched out into the farthest parts of San Andreas. However, they were also placed and chosen by the Court of the Gods as examples of corrupt cops not lasting to tell the tale of their misdeeds. It was a hard choice but Tenpenny and by extension, Pulaski were forced to carry this burden for the remaining days they will stay in the Pantheeon.
  • For being in a series widely placed with amoral policemen, they have been considered the worst of the bunch and their actions have lead them into the crosshairs of other deities in the same universe, a news that took the duo by surprise considering that CJ has been mustering some allies while they were away. Two of which are from Liberty City, the place CJ mentioned during his return to San Andreas, and both of which had their ordeal with dirty cops or even detectives. Niko Bellic had to deal with Francis McReary who he might/might not have assassinated alongside his brother, though Niko states that he is less corrupted than what Tenpenny has for show. As for Huang Lee's comments, he can only say that he had some trust issues with a detective that for once was somewhat unorthodox with his methods, yet was helpful in his aid, and comparing him to C.R.A.S.H is comparing a saint to a killer of all things.
  • You may ask but why were they allowed to operate as police officers knowing their history? It turns out they made a deal with Ethan Roark Sr. in order to keep their jobs and promised to work as enforcers for him after they personally dealt with their friend CJ. A deal was struck and both parties promised easy work towards all their enemies, from CJ to John Hartigan and other threats, provided they do their work for him.
  • Upon their ascension, and the burden they were placed with many police officers and even victims of corrupt police work have targetted them for their heinous acts, with some even considering them to be worse as shown with their actions and the extent to how they want to bring Los Santos under their thumb. There are those who are willing to beat up officers like them, such as Mike Haggar and Cody Travers as they handle Metro City without a stain of corruption, and since Cody is now the Mayor of Metro City, not to mention his experience with Edi E., he can basically kick their asses if he wants to with no repercussions from the House of Justice.
    Tenpenny: We can shit on you from such a height, you'll think God himself has crapped on you. You understand?
    Cody: Oh I see, let's just see if you can handle that height when I'm done beating you up.
    • Hearing that someone was picked as a deity of corrupt policemen only terrified and angered Yusei as his city was swarming with such, to the point that his city's own justice system was screwed over. To hear his disappointment with the news is an understatement and has been avoiding the two, especially with the stories CJ has often brought up the two.
    • Then there is Big Band, a By-the-Book Cop who stayed loyal to the law who got a taste of corrupt policework but after he refused to take a bribe from some Medici goons he was promptly beaten up by his fellow police officers and left in such a state that he had to be turn into a Cyborg. Even with such fatal injury, his upholding of the law has become one of Tenpenny's annoyances as now he knows he and Pulaski won't be safe from his hunt for justice.
    • Both Sei Asagiri and Stella Hoshii, who were victims of a rogue White Knight have also expressed their disdain following the duo's ascension, even all those memories Stella remembers of said persongouging one of her eyes out, resulting in her robotic eye. While they were rescued by the transgressor's subordinate, that hasn't stopped her from getting security, and with the duo's presence, decided it would be best to bolster their security force just so that they would have adapt defense against them should they try to harass the two. Sei, a former White Knight herself, is even willing to team up with CJ to take Tenpenny and Pulaski down and wonder how could he even tolerate hanging out with them for such a long period of time.
  • While they may be cops, Tenpenny and Pulaski are seen as such to be a horrid example of such and being a corrupt one at that only worsens it, as he has less cop allies to back him up. Even one of the members of C.R.A.S.H, Officer Hernandez was a mole to rat them out, only for Tenpenny to beat him to death. Since then, he has been acting albeit worried and desperate to find some deities he can possibly influence.
    • Among those rogue cops he has been searching for was Manny Pardo. At first he thought he would be a viable asset until a dossier came up and revealed a nasty aspect of him. Turns out he is the Miami Mutilator, a serial killer so brutal and paranoiac, similar to Tenpenny, that the duo restrained him on a leash and even a straitjacket to calm him down. Even as a cop, he finds him as a nasty one, yet his brutality is something he finds useful in some aspect. If he wants to sow chaos or kill some people he obviously doesn't like, he can just let Manny loose but until then, he'll use him as a tool.
    • Another dossier was tossed in by Pulaski and was told of another corrupt cop, this time related to speed-based law. Hearing this, he invited Roscoe to his temple for a rundown on his unit and badge. While Roscoe was hesitant to join them, he remarked that he gets to catch CJ, and considering every GTA protagonist is on his watchlist for their violations on traffic law, he joined in hoping to catch a criminal he and Tenpenny are willing to work together on.
    • Finally, they ended up hitting jackpot with Brian Irons, a police chief from the Raccoon City Police Department who is potentially more twisted than Tenpenny and would love to ally with these two if it meant getting some of his power as Police Chief back. Ironically, even if Tenpenny is just a cop, he holds more influence than Irons since unlike him he wasn't lucky enough to be granted the authority of a police officer and while he certainly doesn't like being ordered around, Tenpenny finds his "odd" habits useful since he can easily blame it on some poor crook when he really wants to.
  • If there is one thing Tenpenny takes time to enjoy with is his love for drugs. Since drugs have been a massive staple in Los Santos and by extension, San Andreas, he has been asking for certain... contractors to supply him with the finest weed for him to try, though Pulaski isn't a fan of it (he will help him make deals with such so that sort of counts). Since then, he has two contracts accepted, both Walter White and The Son have been visiting him with some packages of some drugs he can use to trade and also to try out for himself, though he'll tell CJ to pay for the it considering he ratted out the Truth, one of his only source for such exotics.
  • Besides Roark, the two needed another powerful figure in the criminal underworld in order to keep their quota of power. Enter Diavolo, Don of the Passione gang and one of the most powerful mobsters in his country to the point that all branches of the italian society had someone from his group inplanted and the man was impossible to track down. He accepted working with the two since he needed more friends in the force that were willing to take a bribe or two and the two were perfect for that but he feels Tenpenny is too egocentric to trust in him so he confides more on Pulaski who is less bright but overall more loyal.
  • In the past they had some connections to the Russian Mafia that Carl had to be involved with and considering they share common enemies, it was very easy for both officers to strike a bargain with Dimitri Rascalov, a powerful Mafiya boss. While he is a notorious snake (not too different from Tenpenny mind you) he stills wants the head of Niko Bellic and he will do whatever he can to kill him for good, even if he has to ally with the pigs.
  • In a way, Tenpenny and Captain Holt are pretty similar with both being black police officers who act as the leader of their respective division but the similarities end there as Tenpenny and Holt couldn't be more different. For once Holt is a respectable figure who wants to do good and is abhorred that the pantheon allowed someone like Tenpenny to keep operating and the fact that his underling Pulaski keeps making both racist AND homophobic remarks at him constantly makes things pretty complicated. He's been trying to report them to internal affairs but he knows that is going to be hard considering Tenpenny is always one step ahead and trying to one up his competition.
    • Cole Phelps also is another fellow police officer who has come to despise the two, making his former partner Roy Earle feel like a nice person by comparison. He too joined Holt in the efforts to report the activities of these two to Internal Affairs and he is more willing to bring them to justice but that has only been either ignored or met with several attempts at his life. Phelps thinks that he would have to first get rid of the kingpins of crime before he can reliable take Tenpenny and Pulaski down.
    • While not a police officer, Norman Jayden is notably one of the biggest hurdles that the duo had to deal with as the FBI is no joke. Tenpenny is ten times worse that Carter Blake could ever be and the fact that Jayden has some important info about C.R.A.S.H. stored in his ARI glasses it has made the two desperate to get ahold of the glasses and either delete it or destroy the glasses entirely.
  • Even if the two have made deals to benefit each other, Big Smoke has made it clear that he only wanted the power the duo promised, and after seeing their lies, decided to haul his empire away from their grasp. Tenpenny has made it clear that without them, he would have been stuck being in a poor position, something he begrudgingly knew considering he was the one that struck the deal with them and brought Ryder in all for money and fame. That, or him calling him a fat fuck just angered him further
    Tenpenny: Ayy Smoke, keeping busy I hope.
    Big Smoke: MOTHERFUCKERS! That's my newspaper making y'all pay!
    Tenpenny: You fat fuck.
    Big Smoke: tssss I ain't fat, I'm big boned.
    Tenpenny: Don't bullshit on me Smoke.
    Pulaski: Yeah. Don't bullshit on him Smoke!
  • Tenpenny: "Now you get this straight. We own you. You're ours. We can shit on you from such a height, you'll think God himself has crapped on you. You understand?"
  • Pulaski: "I ain't such a fucking soft touch!"'

    Manny Pardo 
Manny Pardo, God of Murderous Cops (The Cop, The Detective, The Miami Mutilator)
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  • Demigod
  • Symbol: His magnum and badge. Alternatively, the Phantom's Head.
  • Theme Song: Guided Meditation
  • Alignment: Lawful Neutral on the surface, really a mix between Chaotic Neutral & Neutral Evil
  • Portfolio: Hard Boiled Detective, Badass Normal, Emphasis on gunplay in his levels, Cowboy Cop revealed to be Killer Cop, Glory Hound, Serial Killer, Attention Whore, Villain Protagonist, Name Ripped from the Headlines, Wild Card, "I was born with thick skin", Pride, The Paranoiac, Died via nuke
  • Domains: Detectives, Investigation, Attention, Sociopathy, Murder
  • Allies: None. He's that paranoid and untrustworthy.
  • Rivals: Other Serial Killers and Gunslingers
  • Enemies: The Son, Naoto Shirogane, Kyoko Kirigiri, Chie Satonaka, Makoto Niijima, Goro Akechi, Big Band, CJ, Big Smoke, Leon and Mathilda
  • Envies: Jacket
  • Distrusted by: The House of Crime and Justice (the former especially)
  • Avoids: Living dummies, Deities associated with nuclear weaponry
  • In the Pantheon there's always something going on. From the Pantheonic Wars to the general drama between its denizens, there's a lot to cover. Overshadowed by the absurd escapades are a spree of Mook killings which progressively get more gruesome, often with messages in bloody writing from the killer themselves talking about how a third party had forced them. One comment by a jaded if a bit arrogant detective noted the killings are "a hopeless cry for attention in a place that's weird as it can get". It wasn't until a victim was found completely eviscerated in a closed cell within the House of Justice that the authorities decided to take action. Members from the House of Slaughter claim responsibility which convinced some, but investigations continued. More followed soon after, one mutilation in the House of Food and another in the House of Travel, both within rooms that aren't broken into. The traits of the killer are as follows: Someone who craves attention and who is capable of tricking people into letting them in.
    • Looking over the facts, Kyoko Kirigiri connected it to the arrogant detective from before, who was suspiciously very interested in the mutilations. When looking over his history, this same detective was also notable for incompetency and misconduct along with gunning down gangsters occasionally. After bringing it up, authorities decided to try and track down this detective who was in the House of Crime, appearing to have been trying to hide. A shootout between the detective and the authorities would of followed soon after had not the Court of Gods intervened and decided to ascend the detective, for his actions a serial killer cop in here and back in '90s Miami. Manny Pardo aka the Miami Mutilator has ascended to the Pantheon.
      • Pardo revealed that he came to the Pantheon not long after the events that took place in Miami, which ended with his death via nuking after barricading his own home in fear of being found out by the police. After that, he simply blended in with the Pantheon's police force and laid low until now. The killings were done for attention, but while his crimes went unnoticed in Miami he got his wish within the Pantheon through deification.
  • Pardo's in a bit of a weird spot due to his deification: As a Killer Cop, he has a place within the House of Justice and the House of Crime. Much of the former's denizens really don't like him, considering him a disgrace to the badge but aren't willing to act unless he actually starts trouble. The latter doesn't consider him trustworthy either, since they know he's perfectly willing to off them if it means more fame and doesn't seem to be that type of corrupt officer. That said, Pardo sticks with gunning down criminals out of some paranoia of the more powerful deities here, as much as he doesn't show it.
    • Robocop and Commissioner Gordon have worked alongside him on occasion, though both men have little good to say about him. At the very least, that reputation of incompetency can disappear if given the chance, like storming into a hideout. But of course, Judge Dredd really doesn't like him. The fact that Pardo, of all people, has a place here really didn't sit well for the Judge.
    "Not my fault you take so long to do your jobs. The Pantheon's just like Miami at the end of the day, so you have to act fast."
    • Kirigiri, Chie, and Naoto outright voice their enmity towards the Detective with the latter being reminded of Adachi's actions (Adachi himself doesn't pay the Mutilator any mind, though). Pardo isn't exactly fond of the Former Ultimate Detective either considering he ruined his plots prior to ascension and considers Chie and Naoto a nuisance.
    "I'm not your receptionist. If you have a problem, take it to the Protectors of Justice or the Court of Gods. It saves us both the trouble. Now get out of my face."
    • That said, he watches his tongue around Makoto Niijima and Goro Akechi since both are perfectly capable of dealing with him through the Metaverse whether it's a Change of Heart or a Mental Shutdown. He just needs to divert the heat off of him somehow. Shouldn't be too hard, there's a lot of opportunities in this place. All he has to do is let them meet with some vile deity out here and watch from there.
    • Considering Big Band almost got wasted by corrupt cops, he has nothing good to say about him either, though Manny clarified that at least he's more likely to gun down criminals than work with them. There was some indication he wanted to do something about the return of The Mafiya had the Son not get high off his own product and destroy his gang and then himself. He'd sooner drop dead than be some thug's confidant.
    • As someone who's all to familiar with corrupt cops given his experience with C.R.A.S.H., CJ has no sympathies for Pardo, and will not hesitate to cap him should he get the chance. The Detective just sees him as another punk, and ignores him should he stay out of his way.
  • Why commit those murders for attention? Well, besides that it stems of envy from the Masked Killings or being cohered into doing so by "them", there really isn't a shown motive as to why. For context, Richard, an entity that's shown to be very analytical of any situation he's presented with, doesn't know why he did what he did. Manny has no intention of revealing anything. If it keeps a spotlight on him, he is under no obligation to put this mystery to bed.
    • And speaking of "them", he avoids the Nestene Consciousness like the plague as well as any other dummy in the Pantheon. Doesn't matter who they are, he stays away. Similarly, he avoids those associated with nuclear weaponry, or things similar to that. Though he's not necessarily a target that could warrant such wrath.
  • Has a dim view on those who'd crave attention at all costs as Tony found out the hard way, being gunned down despite surrendering. Pretty rich coming from a guy who desperately wanted for his case to be newsworthy, which everyone brings up a lot, and it doesn't help he sometimes badgers the members of the House of Investigative Work to write about him. But don't expect him to admit to those flaws anytime soon. He's not on good terms with Big Smoke because of this, having fell to his own ambitions back in San Andreas.
    "It's no surprise that's what happens to thugs like you. You never learn..."
    • Regarding those individuals imitating him and his Attention Whore tendencies, though, he pays them no mind. Not even their insistence that he's still out to "catch" the Miami Mutilator. Some even go as far to say that all of the events back in his world went something like this. Aside from that reminder of him being nuked, he took it pretty well.
  • Have instantly got on bad terms with Leon and Mathilda, whose whole story owes to a corrupt cop who killed her family. Given Leon is an outlaw, Manny would personally enjoy gunning him and Mathilda down, both for the glory of taking down such a powerful assassin and his little apprentice and to avenge Stansfield, who'd be one of his followers.
  • "Been a stressful day. You wouldn't believe what they have me doing..."

    Miko Miyazaki 
Miko Miyazaki, Goddess of Lawful Stupidity (Paladin of the Sapphire Guard)
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  • Demigoddess.
  • Symbol: Crossed katanas over a Sapphire Guard cape
  • Alignment: Lawful Stupid
  • Portfolio: Lawful Stupidity, Knights Templar, Single-Minded Devotion, Upholding The Letter Of The Law At All Costs, Heavily Divided Opinions, Well Done Death Scenes, Millstones.
  • Domains: Law, Inquisition, Falling.
  • Allies: Inspector Javert, Gilligan.
  • Friendly Rivals With: LEEROY JENKINS!!!
  • Opposes: Xykon, Redcloak, Sheogorath, Jean Valjean
  • Opposed by: The Order of the Stick'''
  • Annoys: Artix Von Krieger, Cecil Harvey
  • Pitied by: Durkon Thundershield, Sasuke Uchina
  • There has been few people in the Pantheon who are more polarized about her than Miko Miyazaki. In a world where most characters have support from a good number of deities in the Pantheon, Miko has had the opposite reaction. Many in the House of Heroes and villains have despised her. She had a similar reaction with most of the Order of the Stick as well. All of this was because of her insistence that all crimes should be punished with severe prejudice. Her recklessness led to her fall from grace from paladinhood. Even her Dying Moment of Awesome was tainted somewhat by the fact that her actions allowed Xykon and Redcloak to escape. Indeed, her deity decided against redeeming her in the end. And yet despite all of that she endured. The reason being is that her creator made her specifically as a criticism of paladins who adhere to seriously to their code. As such, she still maintains a small amount of supporters for her sheer determination to bring any lawbreaker to justice.
    • Due to her relentless devotion to chasing down criminals, Judge Dredd often assigns her duties to track and bring back anyone in need of arresting. Several deities there comment that he likely gives her so many missions just to make sure she spends as little time in the House of Justice as possible.
    • The only true ally she has in that House if Javert himself. He sees her determination as an asset and often accompanies her in issuing arrests. He does have issues with her blunt style of combat as even he sees the benefit of subtle sabotage. He hopes that by tuning her skills, the two of them can return to the good graces of the House of Justice.
    • Of course, siding with Javert means Jean Valjean has onw more figure of authority to run away from In some cases Miko is even worse as not only is she stronger than Javert, but she is even less forgiving. It is here where she and Javert have the biggest contrast. Javert would rather have the justice system decide his fate while Miko would rather have his fate decided by her own hands.
  • Holds the rare distinction of being disliked at best from virtually every other deity in her world. Chaotic deities Haley and Belkar hated her almost from the start and even V and Elan couldn't stand her for long. Roy initially took a liking for her, but his opinion soured on her with enough time. The only member of the Order of the Stick who doesn't outright hate her is Durkon. He had been one of her only supporters of the group for a good amount of time and hopes that Miko could eventually see the error of her ways and earn her redemption. Sadly, this would like require that she gives up her title which she had no plans of doing any time soon.
    • Epic villain or not, Miko has constantly marched over to the temple of Xykon to smite him. The lich merely laughed at the ex-paladin's attempts as he fried her with Meteor Swarm. Redcloak has taken her more seriously and keeps track of her to see when she decided to strike at them next. He had hoped that his his own verbal beatdown on her would have discouraged her from fighting, but he could only hope for so much from sanctimonious humans.
  • She took up the challenge to be the one true rival to her chaotic equivalent Leeroy Jenkins. Unlike most other deities, Leeroy has to problems tussling with the ex-paladin when the time comes. Many have pointed out the irony of two self-proclaimed 'paladins' exchanging blows. Leeroy eventually grew out of that role due to his enduring nature, yet Miko continues to challenge the warrior out of instinct.
  • Has been the subject of multiple attempts by the GUAG Psychological division to cure her Black and White Insanity. They have reported some success, but say progress will take time.
  • Given her personality, she has a surprisingly non-antagonistic relationship with Virgil, though it's largely because they only ever deal with each other professionally and her seeing him as a non-plot relevant NPC with no history of mattress tag abuse.
  • She has constantly tried to appeal her fall from grace to Atrix. The God of Paladins has long since ignored her pleas. Miko's how is an example of many paladins who here flung astray, putting their adverance to such an absurd degree as to alienate everyone around them. He wants nothing to do with a group that gives paladins a bad name.
    • Cecil may not hold any rank for his paladinship, but his feelings for Miko are the same. He felt that she would likely have cut him down before giving him a chance to redeem himself as a paladin.
  • There was one time when Miko thought the Twelve Gods had returned to bring back her paladin powers. Things appeared to have been back to normal... for only one day before her smiting powers failed her. Confronting the group, she watched in horror as they transformed into one being. The Mad God Sheogorath has just wanted to have fun messing with her mind by making her think she was a paladin again. Miko swore to take him under arrest, but doing so would be a tall order given their power differences.
  • Is no doubt one of the most polarizing characters in history. Many people hate her as much as most of the Order does. Others felt that such a restricting background was to blame for her strict adherance to the law. And there are a few who actually like here. And then there's Sasuke who has nothing but pity for the woman, even when his attempts to connect with her were met with attempts to smite him where he stood. He hopes that she may find a proper fanbase for her followers some day.

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