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Some expect food to taste a certain way, but there isn't really a guarantee on how those who eat it will react to it. This is basically the taste-test area of the House of Food, and it's possible that visitors could get sick from eating certain foods.

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Intermediate Gods

Amethyst, Goddess of Eating for Fun (Ame, Amy, Purple Puma, Ultimate Wingman, Amethyst Facet-5 Cut-8XM, Fun Mom, Purple Mom, Grape Mom, Sister Mom, Purple Grimace)

    Mr. Scratch 
Mr. Scratch, The God that Loves the Taste of Evil (The Avatar of the Dark Presence, The Herald of Darkness, Alan Wake's Evil Doppelganger, A Psycho)
  • Intermediate God
  • Symbol: A bloody razor surrounded by darkness
  • Theme Song: The Happy Song
  • Alignment: Chaotic Evil
  • Portfolio: Doing evil just for kicks, Not afraid to be the center of attention, Avatar of the Dark Presence, Doing evil things because it's so sweet, living embodiment of all the nasty rumors that have circulated about Alan Wake, causing a certain someone to do the same day over and over
  • Domains: Darkness, Shadows, Evil
  • Followers: The Dark Presence, The Taken
  • Allies: Satan (Castlevania), Nightmare Moon, Randall Flagg, Master Xehanort, Vanitas, Angus Bumby
  • Enemies: Alan Wake, J.K. Rowling, Tidus, all deities pertaining to light (including the sun and fire)
  • A few months after his appearance in the Pantheon, Alan Wake disappeared, and after searches failed to locate him, was declared dead. However, something strange began to happen: Alan's friends began to see him — or someone who looked like him — around the Pantheon. They could never catch him, but he would always appear again in the corner of their eye. Even stranger, every time a sighting occurred, someone in the Pantheon would go missing as well. Then one day, two years after Alan's disappearance, the sightings stopped.
  • Most people thought that was the last Alan would ever be seen… until he reappeared in his House, exhausted, wounded, and clutching a nail gun. Alan explained what had happened to him: an avatar of the Darkness that had taken the form of an evil duplicate of himself named Mr. Scratch trapped him in the Dark Place, forcing him to live an episode of Night Springs over and over again. He had only managed to escape by rewriting the script to destroy Mr. Scratch and bring back the people he had killed in the Pantheon. Unfortunately, Scratch somehow managed to survive, and unbeknownst to anyone else, took up residence in the House of Monsters. Thankfully, he could only keep hidden for so long before he was found out, but no one's yet found a way to destroy him for good.
    • They thought that he may have finally been rid of for good, when the Heartless themselves ascended into Pantheon. Unfortunately he only moved to a different House instead, specifically the House of Tastes.
  • Mr. Scratch's favorite hobby is killing people in cruel and sadistic ways. Some of his favorite tricks include the classic "bag over head" captive and seducing an unsuspecting woman, then slitting her throat while she's watching TV. With the numerous victims the Pantheon affords him, he's eager to try out a few new methods he's cooked up.
  • Trying to say his name leads to the speaker's voice being cut off by a burst of static.
  • He's not as vulnerable to light as the Taken, but a large enough burst will weaken him.
  • Mr. Scratch likes having fun with his victims... whether they want to or not.
  • He has a lot of opinions on what weapons will do the job when you're trying to kill someone. However, he prefers bladed weapons, saying that guns don't give you the chance to connect with people that knives do.
  • Mr. Scratch, like all the Dark Presence's minions, is stronger when he's in a dark environment, but he's infinitely more dangerous in the Dark Place, where he can alter reality on a whim.
  • He's stated that he prefers the real world to the Dark Place, saying that what with all the "big bastards" down there, anything he does won't have much of an impact.
  • Isn't fazed by Alan and other gods trying to take him down, claiming he has all the time in the world, or as he puts it:
    "There's no rush. After all... it's not a lake, it's an ocean. Oooohh!"
  • After getting fed up with Alan hogging the spotlight, Mr. Scratch decided to pop down to the Remedy offices and make the case for his starring role.
  • Likes to work with Xehanort and The Heartless, as he hopes Xehanort can help him bring the Dark Presence into reality; also has the same reasoning with working with Nightmare Moon and Vanitas, especially since Vanitas is a being of pure darkness as well and the progenitor of the Unversed, which are similar to Scratch's own Taken. Needless to say, the two get along terrifyingly well.
  • Is working along with Randall Flagg under Satan to help usher in The Dark Presence after helping Satan take The Great Will's throne.
    • He has an ulterior motive to working with Satan: he wants the demon to make him a real being; if he's separate from both Alan and the Dark Presence they can't hold him back anymore.

    Tohka Yatogami 
Tohka Yatogami, Goddess of Asking If Something's Edible (Princess, Tenka Yatogami, Dea)
Click to see her Inverse Form 
Click to see her Full Form 
  • Theme: "Tsubomi ga Hiraku Toki", "G.P.S. (Golden Powder Snow)", "Delicious Date"
  • Rank: Intermediate Goddess (Greater Goddess in Inverse or Full Forms)
  • Symbol: Herself sitting on her throne
  • Alignment: Neutral Good, Neutral Evil in her Inverse Form
  • Portfolio: Adorkable, Culinary Curiosity, Magical Girl Warrior, Big Eater, BFS, Battle Ballgown, Clingy Jealous Girl, Purple Is Powerful, Purple Hair and Eyes, Genki Girl, Lady of War, Innocent Fanservice Girl, Inverse Form, Full Form, Sword Beams, Not Having A Name Until Shido Gave Her One
  • Domains: Eating, Swordfighting, Ballgowns, Magic, Love
  • Allies:
  • Enemies: Isaac Westcott, Sheev Palpatine/Darth Sidious, Tom Riddle/Lord Voldemort, Illusive Man, Lex Luthor, Nobuyuki Sugou, Ganondorf, Altair/Military Uniform Princess, Norman Osborn
  • Pities: Natsuru Senou
  • Conflicting Opinion: Professor X, Magneto
  • Tohka had one of the more amusing introductions in the Pantheon. She barged into the House of Food and started eating as many meals as she could find, to the confusion everyone present. Shido Itsuka was asked to intervene and he managed to calm Tohka and take her back to her temple, where he offered to cook her a special meal. Excited, Tohka agreed and peace was settled.
    • As it turns out, Kotori had called in a few favors among the Pantheon's higher-ups to ascend Tohka. When asked why, Kotori merely replied that Shido's life in the Pantheon was too dull and Tohka could make things more exciting and unpredictable for him. Of course, Shido knew her sister better than that and thanked her.
  • Tohka's memory is one big hole. No records of her life before becoming a Spirit exists, even in the Pantheon's most secure databases. Any attempts to get her to remember her pre-Spirit life have been unsuccessful so far.
  • Her presence in the House of Food earned her the friendships of Soma, Megumi and Erina; who acknowledged Tohka as one of their best customers. She also befriended Kirby, whose optimism and constant apetite reminded Tohka of herself. The two often go for lunch together and, if push comes to shove, beat up any bad guys that stand in the way of their food.
  • Tohka saw a kindred spirit in Arturia Pendragon, both in fencing skills and apetite. Even their first meetings with Shido and Shirou are similar. Arturia took a liking for Tohka and has agreed to teach her in the ways of the sword. Arturia even confided in Tohka about her personal issues and the downfall of her kingdom. Tohka replied that while she doesn't know the pressures of running a kingdom, whatever burdens she has become easier to endure if she has someone she can trust. Arturia thanked her for such sincerity.
  • Another goddess that earned Tohka's friendship was Wonder Woman. Much like Artoria, Diana is another mentor figure for Tohka in swordsmanship and philosophy. Although she feels a bit nervous about Diana's pragmatism and willingness to do the Justice League's dirty works, she at least knows her heart is in the right place. They also love ice cream and regularly have enormous scoops to complete their training.
  • Quickly associated with Laura Bodewig, Yoko Littner, Chiffon Fairchild and Nao Midorikawa thanks to having the same Japanese voice.
    • Tohka's new friends also encouraged her to meet Asuna Yuuki. Conversely, this has put her on Nobuyuki Sugou's hit list. Horrified by his dishonorable actions towards Asuna, Tohka remembers that Isaac Westcott threatened to do the same to her.
  • Is a close friend to Nintendo princesses Peach and Zelda. Seeing how dedicated Mario and Link are in their protection reminds Tohka of Shido and how he would walk the distance for her.
    • She also struck up a friendship with Azura. The young songstress had been ostracized since childhood due to her origins, similar to Tohka's situation before Shido found her. Tohka is glad Azura found happiness with Corrin, who sounds oddly similar to Shido. Also, Tohka enjoys Azura's singing voice and finds her easier to deal with than Miku.
  • Before Shido's infamous crossdressing episode, Tohka herself attempted to crossdress to keep Origami away from him in a plane trip. Observe.
  • Tohka has complicated feelings on Charles Xavier and Magneto as their philosophy reminds him of her world's stance on Spirits. While admiring Xavier for his stand on the mutant's side and disgusted with Magneto's more extreme actions, she dislikes Xavier's tendency to keep secrets from his fellow X-Men and admits the Crapsack World nature of the Marvel Universe tends to justify a lot of Magneto's hatred for them.
  • Because of her bad experiences with Westcott, any god that reminds her of him automatically becomes her enemy. This includes Sheev Palpatine/Darth Sidious for his cruelty and vindictiveness, Altair/Military Uniform Princess for her overall destruction and The Illusive Man for his constant manipulations.
  • Cannot help but feel sorry for Natsuru Senou, and not just because they share the same voice. While his stupidity does get annoying at least when he is not faking it, she is genuinely concerned that his harem is made up of overly aggressive and clingy girls who won't take no for an answer. And don't even get her started on the fact that the girl he does like has been hypnotizing him for her own ends. All of this has made Tohka to decide to make things easier on Shido and support his quest to save the Spirits.



    Erina Nakiri 
Erina Nakiri, Goddess of Picky Eaters (God's Tongue)

    Megumi Tadakoro 
Megumi Tadakoro, Goddess of Comfort Food
  • Demigoddess
  • Symbol: Her lucky charm
  • Alignment: Lawful Good
  • Portfolio: Food that brings warm, fuzzy feelings, Cute Clumsy Girl, Blue-Haired Prone to Tears before becoming more confident, being a national-level table tennis player as well as a chef, Yamato Nadeshiko
  • Domains: Food, hospitality, shyness
  • Allies: Yukihira Soma, Nakiri Erina (?), Remy, Ryou, Kirin, Shiina, Toriko, Komatsu, Souji Tendou/Kamen Rider Kabuto
  • Observed by: Lucifer. No, seriously.
  • Formerly the High Priestess of Yukihira Soma, Megumi ultimately managed to ascend herself after the reveal of her incredible potential as a chef. While she was thrilled at this development, her newfound position as a goddess was a source of incredible pressure on poor Megumi, and she found herself being overwhelmed during her next assignment before Soma managed to help her calm down.
  • While Soma and Erina's cooking usually bring nigh-euphoric reactions to those who eat it, Megumi's food is more downplayed: those who sample her cooking find themselves relaxed, warm and happy, oftentimes bringing up memories of home life to those who enjoyed the cooking of their families.
    • Despite her demure demeanor, Megumi's cooking has in fact caught the attention of the Demon Lord Lucifer himself. The Lords of Chaos were eating out to celebrate winning a skirmish against the GUAL, and Homura Akemi ordered Kozuyu Chicken Soy Sauce Ramen, one of Megumi's dishes. Upon tasting the ramen, Homura started trembling all over, staring blankly ahead as she was hit by a vision of her sharing a blanket with Madoka in front of a warm fire on a cold winter's night and eating the ramen together. She was forced to excuse herself from the table when she began crying uncontrollably. Lucifer found it astonishing that a mere bowl of ramen managed to have such an effect: Megumi had actually managed to invoke regret in Homura for turning her back on such simple comforts in exchange for power. Not even Nanoha and company had managed to shake her that badly. While Homura seems to have recovered, Lucifer is eyeing Megumi as a potential threat to Homura's loyalty to the cause of Chaos.
    • Kyouko Sakura is a frequent customer of hers: Sayaka Miki has theorized that Megumi's food reminds Kyouko of her happy home life before everything fell apart. Kyouko has offered no comment; when asked, her ears went red and she went back to her food, not responding.
  • While not cooking, Megumi sometimes goes to the House of Sports in order to keep her table tennis skills sharp. Many a deity has underestimated the shy goddess before finding out the hard way how skilled she is.
  • Gets along surprisingly well with Remy. Apparently, one of the rat's dishes had an effect on a food critic very similar to her own, making him remember the joys of his mother's cooking. That, and she thinks Remy is rather adorable.
  • Once tried to help teach Chie Satonaka and the rest of the Mystery Food crew how to cook; they had heard she had less-than-impressive grades before becoming a genuine chef in her own right, and hoped that they could learn how she pulled it off. Megumi credited her growth to Soma, but agreed to teach them anyway. The lessons ended after a half-hour with Megumi wandering off somewhere to stare at a wall.
  • An unfortunately common test subject for Soma's dishes; on the one hand, she often is the first to try his most spectacular creations, but on the other she's often the one who first tries his failures.
  • Slowly becoming friends with Toriko after Soma introduced them; although Toriko's personality is a little overwhelming, she gets along pretty well with fellow chef Komatsu, who is much calmer by comparison and is giving her a few tips of his own on how to improve her skills.
    • Her attempts with some of the ingredients from Toriko's world didn't turn out too well: Soma had neglected to tell her about some of the more exotic ingredients and the fact they break many 'rules' of the foods she's worked with, and she ended up making a more than a few disastrous dishes. As she has no intention of setting up shop in Toriko's world in general, she's politely declined to try again, sticking with the 'normal' ingredients she's familiar with.

    Soma Yukihira 
Soma Yukihira, God of Impossibly Delicious Food



    Ryou Machiko, Kirin Morino, and Shiina 
Ryou Machiko, Kirin Morino and Shiina, Goddesses of Orgasmic Food Reactions


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