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Chronos, Protogenoi Of Time (Aeon/Aion, Keeper of Time, Khronos, Chronus, Cro, Ethan Snider, Clockwork God, Zen)
An official statue of Father Time
One of Chronos' more well-known incarnations.
Click here  for the Clockwork God
  • Overdeity
  • Symbol: A complex formation of gears behind a clock
  • Theme Song: The Infinite
  • Alignment: True Neutral
  • Portfolio: The Old Gods, Time Master, Embodiment And God Of Time, Often Conflated With Cronus The Titan, Winged Humanoid and/or Multiple Head Case, Multiple-Choice Past, The Oldest Being Alongside Ananke In Orphic Tradition, Had A Much Decreased Role In Standard Mythology
  • Domains: Time, Primordial Entities, Obscure Gods, Eternal Beings, Misidentification, the Zodiac
  • Heralds: Ananke (generally agreed on consort), Phanes, Aether (his children according to Orphic cults)
  • High Priest: Zurvan
  • Often confused with: The Titan Cronus
  • Varying relationship with: Gaea, Nyx, Tartarus (other Protogenoi), Zeus
  • Interested in: The other Endless
  • Allies
  • On good terms with: Everyone who tries to maintain the flow and consistency of time in general (ie: The Hounds of Tindalos)
  • On speaking terms with: Clara Oswald, Liu Kang
  • Rival: Mercurius
  • Enemies
  • Opposes: Cronus
  • Opposed by: Eros/Cupid
  • Mixed on: S.E.E.S., The Investigation Team, Rei, The Empty
  • Before even the Titans were the Protogenoi, or primordials. While some like Gaea or Nyx are well-documented, there are other more obscure Greek primordials. And yet one is at least clearly defined by their role. Chronos is the Greek god of time, or perhaps more accurately is time. The imagery of Chronos by Renaissance artists is where the bearded old visage of Father Time comes from. He is often confused with the Titan Cronus to the point of being combined, but Chronos is far greater in power than any Titan could be. Originally he was a more important figure in Orphic tradition, and it is perhaps only there where you can find a depiction of his consort Ananke; the incarnation of necessity. He is also known as Aeon or Aion.
  • Chronos emerged from the shadows of obscurity to the Battlefield of the Gods, clad in Clock Punk and blue skin. As time itself, he will outlast everything, so there is no sense of urgency within Chronos; he is but an observer unless he's to be defied, but is fine throwing hands if needed. However he came to see the trope as "so...limiting" and instead sought the defining trope of Father Time. He is otherwise almost never involved with the shenanigans of his pantheon...probably because he doesn't know where he stands. In Orphic tradition he and Ananke are the ancestors of everything; Chaos itself is his and Ananke's child. Or is he the scion of Hydros and Gaea? Is Nyx's husband Erebus his child? Did he father Hemera on Nyx? It's said even he doesn't know due to The Fog of Ages.
  • When he came to change the trope, an even more obscure being called Zurvan challenged him for the role. However, Chronos has pantheon seniority so the dispute was quickly solved by making them his high priest. In part, this was to keep an eye on Zurvan's children. According to Zurvanism sect, they sought to have Ahura Mazda to rule but Angra Mainyu exploited Exact Words of the firstborn ruling to burst out of their womb and rule. Chronos rightly sees the God of Evil as a danger and supports his high priest setting a time limit to Ahrima's reign, so he has been supporting Ahura Mazda. Outside of this, Chronos doesn't care for the conflict between good or evil, boasting "good and evil may see like they will fight forever, but I am that forever. And I shall be after this conflict has long since lost any relevance or meaning".
  • Some old beliefs have stated that Chronos is actually a serpent with heads of a human, a bull and a lion. Where Chronos has not said anything on this, he might have chosen this form so that he wouldn't scare every one. Some people say that he was once kidnapped to serve the Hellbourne in the Forests of Caldavar, emulating the style of Darkterror, the Faceless Void. Chronos remarks that this "Chronos" does have interesting abilities, but they are not the same. Otherwise, he'd be using the experience he had in Caldavar and be goddamn OP in the Battlefield of the Gods... And he already has, given enough time. More importantly, he is not Cronus, a mistake so common even Zeus has gotten into squabbles with him about. Chronos isn't fond of the similarly named Titan for giving him a bad image.
  • He and Eros don't get along. Chronos was at first a tad annoyed at the claims Eros was a Protogenoi. The Protogenoi of Time initially let that slide maybe Hesoid felt there could be two Eros (a primordial to explain how the other primordials boned and a more well-known god of love) and he suffered from mistaken identity too, however that peace ended when Eros said he clipped his wings, and he won't forgive him for that. Chronos has tried to clear his name by claiming that "Time Clipping Cupid's Wings" was the 17th century's equivalent of a photo shoot and is meant to demonstrate time's effect on love. This hasn't helped their relationship and they're still on bad terms since Eros used his words to give him a bad image in the House of Love and Affection. Well, more like he tried, but Chronos sees that as an insult anyway.
  • A weaker incarnation of Chronos exists in the Supernatural universe, though the ascended Chronos believe this form is an unlicensed replica by Chuck Shurley. Compared to some of those that the boys faced he wasn't that bad, only demanding Human Sacrifice to counter-act Power Incontinence so he may stay with the woman he loves. Chronos has a more genuine incarnation that happens to take the form of a cute anime girl, where she goes by Cro. Given the scope of his power, one wonders if the father of the Endless, Time, is actually just Chronos without bothering to take a deific name. To this, the primordial has said "no, not quite, but I am interested in them". The primordial deity is especially fond of Destiny, as the Fates in mythology are sometimes his offspring.
  • Chronos tends to work with those who maintain the nature of time, and there are multiple beings in charge of specifically that. He muses if he and they are all derived from some meta-divine, omniversal principle, and if so that might explain some of the inconsistencies in his own lore. Dialga is the Pokémon of time, who the Protogenoi sees as his Mon counterpart. He is quite interested in Dialga's creator Arceus, a God-esque Maker who came from the Cosmic reminds him of his maybe-scion Phanes. Arceus has told Dialga to take more notes from deities like Chronos and share the role of Father Time. Clockwork is a ghost who represents the same concept as Chronos, close enough that they believe each other are somehow alternate selves.
  • Perhaps his strongest ally is an aspect of Yog-Sothoth, Afrogomon. The Outer God's objectives and motivations are hard for even he to get a read on, but in that avatar it is opposed to the violation of time's laws. Ironic given what its Great Intelligence Avatar planned. Clara is still enraged by Yog-Sothoth as a whole, but that doesn't carry over to Chronos; he doesn't like her defiance of the possible but recognizes the necessity of spreading herself across the Doctor's timeline; he'd like to apologize if she feels offended by his alliance with the Key and the Gate. Yog-Sothoth has "permitted" (or perhaps simply gravitated to the idea of) the Hounds of Tindalos to serve as pets. Chronos muses that they are closer to "wild gods", but still useful.
  • With fate being absolute in Greek myth, one of few things Chronos did not see coming when he ascended to the Trope Pantheon was the existence of time paradoxes. Needless to say, he is not fond of said paradoxes. He dreads Lord English' exploitation of the Stable Time Loop as he is so powerful as to threaten even Chronos himself; he's that overpowered. The Vex aspire to be just as if not more powerful, and already have notable time manipulation powers. Dr Nefarious aspires to use Chronos to achieve his goal of making a reality where the heroes always lose, and N.Tropy seeks supremacy over time. Such goals will not stand as far as Chronos is concerned. He won't stand the Time Eater's existence either. Solaris is perhaps worst, being a super-dimensional entity who tried to devour and annihilate all possible timelines. As Chronos is time personified, he is one of few beings fully capable of fighting him without assistance of items like the Chaos Emeralds.
  • Unless you attempt to violate the laws of time, or work to support them, Chronos will rarely interact. Even more so than Nyx he is a true neutral among the Protogenoi, and of the Greek deities he only feels much kinship with said Protogenoi. He is somewhat upset by there no decent representations of his maybe child Chaos. Amatsu-Mikaboshi states they are precursors to Chronos, which the Greek god disagrees with by pointing out that there have been multiple Cosmoses in Marvel cosmology and they may simply have emerged in-between Cosmoses (plus the Chaos King is still but an aspect of greater Oblivion). Also, the Chaos King's goal of destroying the multiverse would risk Father Time becoming a redundant force. The Empty lacks such insane desires, and might be closer to the void-like concept of Greek Chaos, but it's pretty cranky when not asleep and keeps boasting about predating everything, Chronos included. Still, it is closer to the concept so Chronos has some good words on the entity.
  • Chronos is not one known for his wrath. He is annoyed by accusations he is surprisingly fragile, as he can just rewind time to put himself back together. But Rassilon has earned his wrath. It was bad enough that he would try to ensure supremacy over time, which is hubristic but not that awful to someone Above Good and Evil like Chronos. No, he had led the Time Lords in betraying their own ethos in a hell-war with the Daleks, injuring time, with his final means of winning being to destroy time itself so he and his loyal acolytes could transcend cause and effect. Yeah; there's a reason why Rassilon is not "Time's Champion". The Doctor definitely deserves a lot of praise from the time deity, however, though Chronos prefers to act as a Greater-Scope Paragon to the renegade.
  • The "sort of canon to the Whoniverse" entity Grandfather Paradox is one of Chronos' greatest enemies, as his existence is one big mockery to the concept of time. However Chronos' most meaningful rival may be Kronika, Titan of Time, as she is what he would become if he abused his job. While Chronos is content being time incarnate and doesn't feel strongly about lesser beings, her overseeing the timelines gradually drove her mad and she became a Control Freak. She believes that he's grown lazy and allowed madness and chaos within his pantheon, and he believes contrary to her claims she has allowed her emotions to get the best of her. To never become like Kronika, Chronos has sworn an oath to never pursue either her Hourglass, or the Throne; what he has now is enough. He has informed Liu Kang that he will be watching his career with great interest and has advised him one thing; never let the job get to your head.
  • Has stopped covering up his involvement in the Persona universe, since by now everyone knows his form as the Clockwork God. There he holds domain over not only time, but death as well and he helps souls to the afterlife. Chronos used the members of S.E.E.S. and the Investigation Team as pawns to free him so that he can become whole by combining with Zen. Where the two teams defeated him and the fragment of him went to the afterlife, he doesn't feel that strong of hatred for them.

Whis, Divine Keeper of the Reset Button (Whys, Whiz, Wiss, Weiss, Universe 7 Angel)
  • Overdeity
  • Symbol: his symbol or his staff
  • Theme Music: Training with Whis (Super Version), Whis' Lesson, Endless Training, God-Level Intensive Training
  • Alignment: True Neutral, leaning towards Neutral Good
  • Portfolio: Being super powerful and rather campy, Big Eater, resetting time, being an Eccentric Mentor, Our Angels Are Different
  • Heralds: Vados (his sister and Universe 6 counterpart)
  • Superior: Grand Zeno (present and future)
  • Allies: Beerus, Son Goku, Vegeta (his disciples), Bulma, Chronoa, Future Trunks, Ace, Nozdormu, Barry Allen/The Flash, any good chef in the pantheon
  • Enemies: None (nobody's that stupid)
  • Opposed by: Haruhi Suzumiya
  • Closely Watching: Hotaru Tomoe/Sailor Saturn, Android 21, Broly: BR
  • The mysterious and somewhat androgynous retainer of Beerus the Destroyer, Whis was first introduced to the Dragon Ball mythos at his master's side, transporting him to Earth and accompanying him to a party where it was said he would find powerful Super Saiyans and potentially a Super Saiyan God. Quickly his personality was established, as he often offered light snark here and there towards the more inane moments around him, enjoyed Bulma's food immensely, and stood and watched through his master's entire fight with the Dragon Team and Son Goku as though it was a popcorn flick. The reason for this was revealed after the fight ended: he's actually Beerus's teacher, and the only other being in their specific universe to be stronger than Beerus.
    • Shortly after Beerus ascended, Whis followed suit to make sure that Beerus was taking care of himself and not doing anything stupid — as well as to see if a suitable successor for Beerus' position can be found here. Much to the cat's annoyance, he's looking at Sailor Saturn.
  • After hearing about Haruhi-sama's abuse of the Reset Button, he has taken it upon himself to make sure to keep it in his care so that it doesn't fall into the wrong hands again, much to the relief of Yui Ikari.
  • Some foolish gods tend to underestimate him, claiming he's not as strong as people say he is. The Trollkaigers decided to test their theory by sneaking some really spicy sauce into his food. When Beerus went berserk, this happened, which shut up his detractors.
    • Of course, if that didn't convince them, his sparring session with Goku and Vegeta would have, as he is one of the very few gods to take on the two of them and win. He is also the only god to curb stomp the two simultaneously and thus rivals Asura in being the top Badass in the pantheon.
  • He's a big foodie. As a result, he'll often go to the house of Food in order to sample their cuisine, even if his pupil is fighting in the background.
  • Asura is curious to see what Whis is truly capable of, but Whis does not feel like pitting his strength against Asura's own.
  • Please do not remind him of the time he stepped in poo.
  • It's noted that he sounds a bit like a certain substitute Soul Reaper. He barely pays it any mind, though.
  • After it was revealed Whis is the fastest being from his universe, petitions started up for him to race various other speedsters. Whis declined as he really only likes to use his speed for dodging and travelling, not racing. However, he has been known to get annoyed when others who know of his agility, specifically Beerus, complain about him taking things slow.
  • The only Pantheon member who gives Whis any concern is the Anti-Monitor, and that's due to serving a dual purpose: by cleaning up his Crisis Crossover with the Reset Button, it allows a proper Cosmic Retcon and the renewal of the Pantheon. Monty is not happy about this, and the two are often in conflict.
  • Has a twin sister called Vados, who serves as an attendant in Universe 6. She is believed to be slightly stronger than Whis, something which terrifies a number of gods, who are pleading Whis not to let her in the Pantheon. Officially she became his Herald through the whole gambit where Goku got Whis to ask her to hire Hit to kill him so they could fight one another outside of tournament rules, which incidentally got Hit ascended to the Pantheon as well, though she still has yet to actually set foot into the crossroad of dimensions.
  • Whis became even scarier for most of the Pantheon as he recently revealed that he has something even better than the Evil Containment Wave. Yes, the same Evil Containment Wave that served as the Godzilla Threshold for Merged Zamasu. Whether he is talking about another sealing technique or an unknown ability is unclear, but one thing is sure: nobody wants to find out.
  • Whis has not yet managed to get his superior, The Omni-King Zeno, into the Pantheon… not for a lack of trying, mind you. Most of the Deities are just terrified of what would happen if someone so powerful ascended. Be it for good or bad, the balance of the entire Pantheon would certainly change.
    • Good news: he finally managed to get him into the Pantheon. Bad news: Zeno might not be the benevolent god most believed him to be, given that he's recently set up an inter-universal tournament where the losing teams will have their universes wiped out for no apparent reason other than he felt like it. A lot of deities are frustrated that Whis would bring someone so overwhelmingly powerful yet childishly impulsive into the Pantheon, though they didn't start to express it until after he got preoccupied with setting up the Tournament of Power and left his seat open for a long time.
    • Even worse news: he actually did it. The first universe to be fully eliminated from the Tournament of Power couldn't spend more than a second before being swiftly and immediately erased by Zeno and his future twin counterpart. Seeing Zeno as too big a threat to keep around, every Grand United Alliance in the Pantheon except for Destruction combined their greatest forces in power, science, and magic just to make the Mister Big temple inaccessible to Zeno and effectively lock him out so he couldn't return to the Pantheon.
    • Whis himself appeared to be nonplussed about any and all of this. He is one of the Angels of Zeno and retainers to a God of Destruction, after all. Given how Zeno returned to the Pantheon without a hitch following the Tournament's end, with the same temple to match, it turned out everything the Alliances had done didn't actually work at all. Fortunately the opposition to his ascension isn't as solid anymore; the Alliances of Good and Chaos each decided to back off trying to keep the Omni-King out as well, given his belief in humanity's virtue and the Secret Test of Character contained in the tournament all along. That said, many members of both alliances still don't quite trust Zeno. And no one is telling him of their attempts to get rid of him, lest they either be laughed at for absolute failure or erased for trying.
  • He and Beerus refused to act as more than informative bystanders whenever they were summoned by Bulma during the adventure against Android 21. However, Whis noticed that the Earthling Soul that linked itself to Goku and all the other Z-Fighters to draw out their sealed powers had some strange quality to it, and he sensed somehow that it wasn't satisfied with her defeat. He instructed it to go back in order to gather the truth behind the story. After allowing the revelations to play out, he saw Android 21's Heroic Sacrifice and concluded it was for the best, only to then see Sailor Chibi Moon and Ajani Goldmane hatch a plan to resurrect and ascend 21 within the Pantheon.
    • Following them further, he discovered a rumor about how the Earthling Soul was created, and went to visit one Barry Allen, the alleged contributor whose ability he directly spoke to. However, at the same time, 21 was visiting The Flash as well, to thank him for being part of the Soul which helped her so greatly. Barry denied any involvement besides observing the story as the game went on, but still gained both 21's friendship and Whis's stamp of approval as a hero of space and time. Whis would also tell 21 about the time travel as well as the fact he wasn't particularly thrilled at her presence here, a notion she actually agreed with to an extent.
  • Speaking of heroes of speed and time, Whis is on good terms with the Supreme Kai of Time and her Time Patrol, which has expanded in the Pantheon as the Pantheonic Time Police.

Greater Gods

Ace, God of Setting Timelines Almost Back To Normal (Future Warrior, Patroller, Brave Warrior, Mysterious Warrior, Time Patrol Warrior, Time Patroller, Toki Toki City Hero, "Insert Name Here")
His "canonical" appearance
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    The Dahaka 

"rehtruf on enilemit eht tpursid lliw uoY"Note 

The Dahaka, God of The Dangers Of Time Travel (The Personification of The Inevitability of Fate, The Guardian of The Timeline)
  • Greater God
  • Symbol: Its horns that form the symbol of Infinity
  • Theme Song: I Stand Alone(Starting the chase), Escape The Dahaka(Resuming a chase), Battle The Dahaka (Confronting The Dahaka)
  • Alignment: Lawful Neutral
  • Portfolio: Combat Tentacles, Flash Step, Implacable Man, The Unstoppable, Horned Humanoid You Can't Fight Fate, Weakness to Water
  • Domains: Time, Fate, Sand, Inevitability
  • Allies in general: Those that have accepted their fate.
  • Conflicting Opinions/Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Chronoa, Chronormu, Nozdormu, Liu Kang, Kitana, and about anyone who considers his methods too extreme.
  • Enemies in general: Those that try to defy their fate or change the past.
  • Opposes: Water deities.
  • Wariness from: STARSET
  • Many try to change their fates, often to live a life without what made them want to live the changed life in the first place. When they do so under any method of time travel and change their fates, they are chased down by The Dahaka. Its goal is to set back what has been changed and it cares little for the reasons why there was a change.
  • The reason the Dahaka entered is because he sensed an anomaly in the Timelines that wasn't the fault of a single character but an entire place. The Pantheon being said place, the Dahaka wasted no time in freaking out a lot of deities around him given that his mere presence drains the colour of an area. And when he witnessed that a large number of deities have already altered their timelines in certain ways, The Dahaka felt like his workload became increasingly bigger.
  • It is immune to every kind of weapon; it chases people for as long as it needs to, leaving people little time to do anything but run; and to make matters worse, it cannot be affected by any time changing methods. The only way he will stop pursuing you if you have water powers or hide behind a body of water since he apparently is harmed by it, though this is a temporary solution since he will find a way around it. Besides, the only way to kill him is with The Water Sword.
    • Given this fact, ever since his ascension there has been a huge number of time-travelling deities that have hidden in the House of Water and Moisture to escape the Dahaka. It works as a temporary solution at least, since he will gladly resume chasing the moment they step out.
  • It appears at first to speak gibberish or some strange language. Those that try to escape through rewinding time in its presence have revealed it has in fact been speaking to them in reverse. More accurately, it is threatening them whilst they escape it.
  • Is seen as the biggest threat by time-using gods in this house. Dahaka has been chasing after them all for changing their past or trying to cheat death through time travel.
  • It's not exactly clear where Shulk is on the Dahaka's kill list, since his abilities are not exactly time travel, but he has used them to cheat fate countless times. It could just be that the Dahaka is afraid of the Monado since Shulk has used it to kill stronger gods before, like Zanza. Sure, it's not the Water Sword, but it might just do in a pinch...
  • Has a professional alliance with Dhuum. While the latter mostly targets those who have prevented or avoided deaths by means of resurrection, he cannot deal with those that use time as a way of getting around death. The latter fact is what made Dhuum and The Dahaka a terrific duo, considering the Dahaka knows exactly who has cheated death by time travelling (after all, this is one of the reasons he went after the Prince). It's not uncommon to see the two hunting their prey together, given the shared goals.
  • After confronting one of the time travellers that changed their fate, Lucina, The Dahaka was not prepared when she was aided by two more of her allies who also were people who changed their fate. He was driven off by them numerous times, so instead, he intends to try and get allies of his own before trying again.
  • Considers Eobard Thawne as the perfect example as to why he goes after anyone who changes the timeline. Thawne on his part is wary of the Dahaka since he had been chased by an entity in a different continuity in the form of the Black Flash.
    • He is even considering going after Thawne's archenemy The Flash since he did also change the timeline. The Flash perfectly knows this and eagerly awaits for when the time comes.
  • Thankfully for the Dahaka, there are certain deities that also ensure that the timelines are flowing correctly. However, he is rather controversial among them, considering he is more extreme in his approach to correcting the timeframes than others and has even gone after those who have helped correct the timeline too.
    • Chronoa is thankful that his intentions of preserving the timeframes are noble. However, she has no intention on joining forces with the Dahaka, since he leaves no room for exceptions and cares little to nothing about good or evil, and she hasn't forgotten that he tried to go after Trunks and his friends.
    • Nozdormu is more understanding than others about the Dahaka's intentions — after all, they share the same mindset — but certainly does not approve of his methods. Chronormu, on the other hand, has expressed their displeasure in working together with the Dahaka but only does it on behalf of her boss.
  • Not to be confused with Dehaka, despite the similar sounding names.
  • Supporting the idea that time travel itself is not the only method of time-alteration he seeks to correct, the Dahaka has recently targeted the Thunder God Raiden, who significantly changed the direction of his world not through time travel, but through a vision sent across time to himself. The future version sent the vision in hopes the past self would stop the Battle of Armageddon from taking place and either destroying his world or leaving it at the mercy of the battle's ultimate winner Shao Kahn; he succeeded, but in the process many of the allies he intended to save only died earlier and suffered worse in death for his efforts, while others saw their progeny brought into the Mortal Kombat between the realms. Ironically, this all caused an ancient guilt complex he already had to define him well enough to become his cause of seating in the Pantheon. The Dahaka intends to give the "Guilty Thunder God" the justice that his conscience seeks.
    • It turns out he was pointed in the direction of Raiden by none other than Kitana, co-ruler of the Netherrealm; shortly after receiving a vision showing that she would've ultimately saved the world after Armageddon and reigned benevolently over her home realm of Edenia had Raiden not intervened, she was taken with the desire to see Raiden pay for ruining her life. As the would-be Queen helps the Dahaka track down the aggressive Elder God, Liu Kang can be seen smiling in the distance... as can Arthas Menethil.
    • Through the "New Era" revelations, The Dahaka was made aware of the manipulations of Kronika being ultimately reponsible for the turns to darkness, temporal havoc, and constant falling outs between Liu Kang and Raiden (as well as Arthas' influence in preserving Netherrealm Emperor Liu Kang and Kitana from Timeline X in the Pantheon). While many would've gone easy on Raiden in light of this information, The Dahaka is an absolutist. He takes the opposite approach and has simply added Arthas and Kronika to his list of targets. With Liu Kang defeating Kronika to replace her as the Keeper of Time and bringing Kitana in as his helpmeet, The Dahaka is carefully watching them. If they use their newfound powers to manipulate anything in their favor rather than simply protect the natural flow of time, they will be next on his hitlist.
  • Like many, the Dahaka has Homura Akemi in his crosshairs for her actions in the Great Upheaval. Unlike many, it is purely because of the time-changing aspect, and far from being morally outraged at exactly what she did, he believes it was inevitable that things would fall so disastrously considering how often she was backing through time. A few good-aligned deities grudgingly admit he has a point.
  • "!akahaD eht sepacse eno-oN"Note 

    Dio Brando 

Okay, who's ne-


ZA WARUDO! Toki yo Tomare! (time stops)

Dio Brando, Manipulator of the Flow of Time (DIO, Lord DIO, Shadow DIO, Punk Band Reject, Heaven Ascended DIO, Heavenly DIO, DIO, Gone to Heaven, 3-Letter Word for "Total Dick")
Dio in Part 1 
Heaven Ascended Dio 
  • Greater God (Intermediate God in Part 1, Overdeity as Heaven Ascended DIO)
  • Symbol: A giant steamroller and his stand "The World" holding several knives in one hand and a Stone Mask with the other
  • Theme Music: Dark Rebirth, Forces To Increase, Awakening Darkness of The World or His themes from the fighting games (including the theme for his Heaven Ascended form)
  • Alignment: Neutral Evil
  • Stand(s): Jonathan Joestar’s Unnamed Stand, The World, The World Over Heaven
  • Portfolio: The Casanova, Stopping Time (ZA WARUDO! TOKI YO TOMARE!), "MUDA MUDA MUDA MUDA!!!!! WRYYY!!!!!", God Complex, Dog-Kicking, Controls people through charisma, Evil Brits, From Nobody to Nightmare, Jerkasses, Narcissists, extremely prideful, Satanic Archetypes, Enjoys reading in his private library and blood champagne, Even the Guys Want Him, feeds on humans, Villains beyond the point of redemption, Internet sensation, Mascot Villain, Always Says "I, Dio" When Addressing Himself
  • Domains: Time, Vampirism, Charisma, Pride, Rage, Manipulation
  • Herald: Diego Brando from Another Universe
  • Followers: Zephyr, Flash Man, Dark Dizzy, Blinx, Muzan Kibutsuji, Doma
  • High Priest: Swartz/Another Decade
  • Allies: Enrico Pucci, Vanilla Ice, Darkterror, Dracula, Joel, Nui Harime, Hisokanote , Randall Ross, Ultimecia, Sugou Nobuyuki, Jack the Ripper
  • Headbutting Villains with: Yuuki Terumi, Diavolo
  • Rivals: Masamune Dan/Kamen Rider Cronus, Esdeath, Alucard (Hellsing)
  • Enemies: Jotaro Kujo, Joseph Joestar, Sakuya Izayoi, Robert E.O. Speedwagon, Yuji Sakai, Othinus, William A. Zeppeli, Homura Akemi, Remilia Scarlet, Chou Chou, Leina Vance, Ghetsis Harmonia, Ragyo Kiryuin, Aikuro Mikisugi, Mako Mankanshoku, Ira Gamagoori, Mario, Filia, Nozdormu, Touka Kirishima, Simon Belmont, Sougo Tokiwa/Kamen Rider Zi-O
  • Beloved-Brother and Worthy Opponent: Jonathan Joestar
  • Opposed by: STARSET
  • Special Relationship: Giorno Giovanna
  • Evil Counterpart to: Gasper Vladi
  • One of the earlier beings in the Pantheon, Dio gained this title due to showing the dangers present when one stopped time. True, he was eventually stopped by Jotaro Kujo, but the effect of his time-stopping abilities and the extent of danger he could do with it has passed down through legends. In fact, he might babble for many many seconds despite the limit saying 'he can only stop time for 9 seconds' at most.
  • Although his domain is theoretically quite limited, Dio's ability to act when everything else is stopped makes him quite dangerous, even without his equally-skilled followers. His pupil Sakuya, however, has displayed signs of potentially exceeding his abilities, especially with her mistress backing her...
    • This idea was once brought to his attention. His reply, given in a grand display in front of all of his fanatic priests and priestesses naturally, was to remind them that due to his ascension he is no longer bound by his (borrowed) mortal body and has thus become fully synchronized with The World and could stop time indefinitely at a whim. The announcement swiftly spread throughout the Pantheon and has caused quite a few deities to revise their schemes. Rumor has it that Jonathan was seen meeting with Sakuya not long after...
    • Held Remilia Scarlet captive for a long time in order to keep Sakuya under his control as his subordinate. Eventually, Sakuya got sick of it, and got the help of the rest of the Scarlet Devil Mansion crew and Seija Kijin to save Remilia and make her a goddess to make sure it will not happen again.
    • Probably because the fact that Sakuya managed to get away with her punishment, Dio attacked her one day, thinking that he, Dio, would kill her in just a minute. Not only was he technically right and wrong on the time, but the student managed to overcome the master. And to add insult to injury, once Dio managed to recover from the battle, Kenshiro send him flying with a swift kick.
      • Following this, Joel decided to take care of Sakuya, and with the help of the Doom Slayer, he managed to do so. Since then, Joel has gained the respect of the vampire, though his relationship with Pucci remains tense.
  • When you hear his battle cry ("ZA WARUDO!") give yourself plenty of time to run, or else you will be crushed under a giant steamroller.
  • Sakuya's mistress Remilia introduced Dio to Dracula. Being a fellow vampire, Dio quickly tolerated him and accepted one of Drac's minions Zephyr as one of his pupils.
    • Has used the fact that he sounds like Dracula to further deepen their alliance.
  • Has expressed disdain against Terumi for trying to copy his style, as well as his racism towards Dio's "kinsmen". He has recently gotten a little satisfied when he saw someone called The Quarter Guy, who used to call him to drop a steamroller on anyone the latter doesn't like, and Terumi happens to be a target. Though he does enjoy that eventually, he's sounding like Terumi's nemesis.
  • Once tried to goad Kurei to become allies with him, due to his share of what Kurei entailed: His love for his mom. However, Kurei flat out shot down his offer in disgust, telling Dio that his utter depravity made his love for his mother insignificant and unworthy of his allegiance. In a rage, Dio declared his enmity and the two of them have become enemies.
  • He's not pleased that Jotaro Kujo, one of his foes, ascended.
    • On the other hand, he's quite happy that one of his most trusted companions, Enrico Pucci, is in the Pantheon, and both are planning to recreate Made In Heaven.
    • Even happier with finding out that one of his most loyal companions Vanilla Ice has ascended.
  • Dio has discovered that, because of him no longer being bound to his (borrowed) mortal body, it had allowed Jonathan´s life energy to pass on and allow him to ascend to the Pantheon proper. Jonathan´s ascension has led Dio massive amounts of stress as Jonathan was Dio´s one true rival and losing his body not only is Dio´s biggest loss, but it ultimately puts another wrench in his plans to rid the Joestars of his destiny. Dio spends more time alone nowadays, and despite being the same charismatic and stylish Dio in front of everyone as he has always been, once in a while audible noises of stuff breaking and flesh being torn apart are heard from his mansion.
    • With that being said, Dio is actually quite cordial, if not outright pleasant, when interacting with Jonathan; he is after all the man won his impossible-to-earn respect with his sheer courage, tenacity, nobility and kindness, not to mention the only person before Pucci to love him for who he is, horrid flaws included. He makes it a point of principle to treat and challenge Jonathan with courtesy, fairness and respect and will bring violent-retribution on anyone who dares to speak ill of, disrespect or humiliate his beloved archnemesis step-brother.
    • Even though Jonathan for his part appreciates Dio's love for him, this twisted sense of honor further saddens him as it hints Dio could once have had the potential to be a hero among heroes if only he had grown up with love and kindness.
      • It has been said that Jonathan has occasionally been spotted at the House of Sports playing Rugby with Dio, who curiously does not use The World to stop time and cheat. They would clasp hands and congratulate each other's skills, affectionately stating "just like old times." Once, as it was reported by Sakuya sneaking nearby, Jonathan was said to have held Dio in a tight brotherly embrace, with the latter profusely crying for the former to forgive the desecration of his body. When asked, Dio would, of course, deny it ("Tears? I DIO am above such petty mortal weakness!! Hahahahaha!"). Nearby, father Pucci would smile knowingly, understanding the denial to be entirely false.
  • Also likes to begin most of his sentences with saying "I, Dio"
  • Dio has expressed interest in forming an alliance with Kars, as he feels that using the Red Stone Of Aja to become the Ultimate Lifeform himself could greatly increase his abilities. Such an event was also discovered to have happened in the alternate Jojo timeline described in the novel "Jorge Joestar". However, Dio has quickly abandoned this idea after discovering that Kars no longer has the Red Stone.
  • Dio is one of the Pantheon´s only vampires who does not flee at the very sight of Wario, as garlic has no effect on him. He admires Wario's determination but ultimately finds him too disgusting to even consider an alliance.
  • Despite both of them being depraved asshats, Dio absolutely despises Ragyo, and anyone who says otherwise will be personally pummeled by him. This isn't helped by the fact that he considers her to be a ripoff of him for similar reasons towards Yuuki Terumi and that there have been numerous comparisons between Ragyo and Dio. However, he does seem to prefer Nui better.
  • He nearly had a coronary when he saw this, and almost had an aneurysm when Terumi (hearing about Dio's response to that video) trolled him by showing him this.
  • Once participated in a tournament featuring other Shonen Jump characters. He was supposed to show up in the next tournament, but he wasn't present for reasons unknown.
  • Decided to forge an alliance with Hisoka after noticing how similar he was to himself. Of course, the fact that he kind of sounds like Giorno hasn't escaped him.
  • Has made it his mission not to break his leg. He hasn't been hearing the end of that as of late.
  • Once encountered Saitama and (for lack of a better word), fought him. Dio has since then reserved a good amount of his time trying to get back at the Caped Baldy.
  • Started playing Poker and drinking wine at the Bad-Guy Bar of the Pantheons with one Sugou Nobuyuki, former King-Oberon of Alfheim Online (with Darby Senior as the dealer, naturally); aside from also being a perverted blond sociopath without an ounce of decency or morality, Dio enjoys his company as he sounds exactly like him when speaking Japanese.
  • Is rather confrontational whenever he sees strangers near his temple. If he sees someone coming closer to enter, expect him to say "Oh, you're approaching me?"
  • "You were a fool to attack me. I have disowned my weakness in favor of life everlasting!"

"Soshite, Toki wa Ugokidasu" (Now, Time resumes)

Intermediate Gods

Shulk, God of Combat Clairvoyance (Heir to the Monado, Monado Boy, The Visionary, Godcleaver Shulk)
Shulk's Future Connected appearance 
Shulk's Xenoblade Chronicles 3: Future Redeemed appearance 

Lesser Gods

    Max Caulfield 
Maxine "Max" Caulfield, Goddess of the Butterfly Effect (Mad Max, Super Max, Max Factor, Noir Angel)
  • Lesser Goddess with the powers of an Intermediate Goddess
  • Symbol: A photograph or her camera.
  • Theme Song: Life is Strange
  • Alignment: Neutral Good
  • Domains: Time, Fate, Good, Travel, Art, Photography, Hipsters
  • Portfolio: Tragic Hero, The Snark Knight, Cute Clumsy Girl, Badass Pacifist, Deadpan Snarker, Doesn't Like Guns, Gender-Blender Name, Heroic Self-Deprecation, Hipster, Innocent Blue Eyes, It Sucks to Be the Chosen One, Psychic Nosebleed, Ripple-Effect-Proof Memory, Trauma Conga Line, With Great Power Comes Great Perks, being represented by a doe
  • Herald: Chloe Price (her best friend)
  • High Priests: The teens of Blackwood Mountain
  • Followers: Evan Treborn, Karen
  • Allies: The Doctor, Hiro Nakamura, Max Rockatansky, Imperator Furiosa, Frank West, L. B. Jeffries, Chronormu, Ann Takamaki
  • Enemies: The Wendigo
  • Opposes: Homura Akemi, House of Tainted Love, Agatha Trunchbull
  • Respected by: Daria Morgendorffer and Jane Lane
  • On Good Terms with: Various gods from Square Enix (who helped publish her game)
  • The small town of Arcadia Bay, Oregon seems like an idyllic if ordinary place to stay and create a life. However, sometimes opportunities arise elsewhere and even lifelong residents must leave. Take Ryan and Vanessa Caulfield, who left for Seattle to pursue a job, taking their teenage daughter Maxine with them. Five years later, Max would return to her hometown in order to study photography at Blackwell Academy under the tutelage of her favorite teacher. Shortly into her education, though, she got a double whammy of discovering the existence of her own time-traveling superpower as well as being thrown headlong into the secret hell that had infested Blackwell, and thus Arcadia Bay, under the surface.
    • She watched a girl get shot and killed by a guy in a restroom confrontation, found herself reliving the exact same lesson she was taking before she hit the restroom, went back to the restroom again and this time tripped a security alarm in order to stop the guy from killing the girl, then found out that the girl was actually her old best friend Chloe Price and the guy was the disturbed and criminal scion of the prestigious Prescott family. From there, a long and winding series of events, centered around revisiting her relationship with Chloe and all the possibilities that came with it, as well as navigating the tumultuous environment at Blackwell while discovering more and more of the skeletons that ruled it, saw Max more and more frequently using her time powers as well as facing recurring nightmares about a massive storm destroying her hometown. These two things were connected, as her powers were in fact the cause of the storm.
  • After being ascended as a follower of The Doctor, Max spent a stint under his servitude before eventually securing a place of her own in the Pantheon. While her placement was easy, the fate of her best friend Chloe was a hotly contested debate. The Court of the Gods wasn't sure whether to let her into the Pantheon or not, reflecting Max's decision on whether to run with the changed timeline where Chloe was saved at the cost of Arcadia Bay being destroyed by the storm, or go back in time and let Chloe die to save Arcadia Bay by making it so the storm never happened.
    • Far stronger than anyone's personal feelings on either Chloe or the right decision to make, the most powerful element considered was Max's memories and powers. Since ascending, Max's ability to remember multiple timelines extends to the aftermath of both sacrifices, representing the Chaos Theory Butterfly Effect which is part of what her power runs on. As the catalyst and touchstone of Max's power, it was eventually agreed that Chloe was needed. However, she could only stay literally half of each day with her appearances randomly generated in order to avoid affirming either ultimate choice over the other and risking a paranormal event similar to the storm.
    • On that same token, in order for Max's powers to be fairly accessible without recreating the storm, it was deemed that they should be linked to some sort of trade with the flow of time to keep fate even. Chloe accepted her time as the cost, to which Chronoa and Chromie combined their powers to link her presence to Max's power within the timestream by a multiple of 12. Thus, since Chloe is only there for twelve hours of the day, every hour Max rewinds is a day lost for Chloe. Jumping back into a photograph taken in the Pantheon is not subject to this, but Chloe cannot appear in the new versions of the days that follow until the point that Max jumped from is reached again. Thus, whenever Max rewinds time in the Pantheon, she has to sacrifice either past time with Chloe or future time with Chloe. They don't like it, but they realize it firmly beats the alternative.
    • Debate has also been raging about the depth of Max's true feelings for Chloe. None question whether the attraction is there, only whether it's enough to advance the relationship past platonic into romantic grounds. Given her ability to try out multiple timelines, gaining concrete evidence has been particularly difficult. Neither goddess nor herald has commented publicly on this.
    • Many followers offered the chance of being her high priest(ess). In the end, Max chose a group of teens who came into being the same year as her. As a result, Max has seen an increase of Wendigo sightings near her temple. While she has been able to fend them off, their presence has her worried. Whether one of them may be one of their roommates or not has yet to be determined.
  • The Doctor quietly congratulated the girl on her ascension. While this incarnation wasn't as cheerful over the event, he does feel remorse for her for suffering the consequences of constant time travel.
    • He has been crucial with helping her deal with an obscene about of memories from going through multiple timelines. To him, she reminds him of a less antagonistic Ashildr. Their new-found powers have changed the girls in similar ways, giving them more confidence.
  • Has turned to Hiro for guidance on how to use her powers for good. While she isn't as enthusiastic as she once was, she figured her powers could give people a hand. The Time Master was delighted to have a student under his belt.
  • It was only later on that she found out there was an actual Mad Max in the Pantheon. The artist that she was, she sought after the man to take some pictures. The God of Desert Punk reluctantly complied, not used to such celebrity. He's allowed others to call her Mad Max for now.
    • Oddly enough, she has had an easier time connecting with Furiosa. A woman not known for keeping close allies, Furiosa has nevertheless enjoyed her company. She at least sympathizes with the girl for all the turmoil she went through.
  • Having learned from her actions that the ease she has with using her powers comes with a price, she has warned her followers to be wary of their decisions as they could have dire consequences in their worlds. Those who couldn't stand Homura's latest decision have flocked to Max's temple as a result, creating tension between the two factions. Max herself is conflicted on this given her own final choice: sacrifice Chloe or sacrifice Arcadia Bay.
  • Her photography has attracted the attention of Frank West, who asked her if he could take a look at them. Max is a bit more hesitant with looking at his photos, not exactly a fan of war, but she is at least appreciative of someone who likes cameras as much as her.
  • Jeffries was impressed with her investigation skills, offering her lessons on how to be a better detective. Max decided to take a chance, knowing that her powers would help immensely in that regard. Lisa Fremont on her part wanted to improve her fashion choices, to which Max kindly rebuffed her.
  • Absolutely loathes the subhouse of Tainted Love and Agatha Trunchbull for obvious reasons: The reason being that her seemingly charming teacher Mr. Jefferson was actually a creep and a Serial Killer, luring young girls to drug them, take pictures and eventually kill them.
    • Being someone who has had the "luxury" of being lusted over by a teacher, though Kamoshida's form of torment was explicitly physical compared to Jefferson, Ann sympathizes with Max for what she's been through.
      • They've also both had the frightening experience of seeing a friend (Kate Marsh and Shiho Suzui) committing suicide by jumping off a roof during school. One difference is that Ann had no chance to stop her friend, but she survived with broken legs, whereas Kate is either talked down or jumps to her death depending on Max's actions. A third is that while the school faculty ultimately doesn't do much about it, Shujin's is much more tactless about it while Blackwell's at least makes a show of effort.
  • Daria may have a low esteem for those in the Pantheon, but even she can respect Max for going through all that trauma. She has proven to be a valuable ally when dealing with Alpha Bitches and others who criticize her or Chloe's looks. Jane Lane is also interested in her photography, and Max can't help but see Chloe in the artist.
  • Chronormu has visited her on more than one occasion, following up on the entry deliberations about Chloe and her use of powers. She knows Max's intentions are good, but warns her against casually changing the timeline of the Pantheon and especially of other worlds. The consequences on her world was bad enough; changing such events such as the Great Upheaval in the world of Puella Magi or the attack on Sparda's mansion in the Devil May Cry universe may have a devastating effect on the Pantheon, the other homeworld, and, on a personal level for Max, Chloe. With that said, Chromie is impressed with how casually Max is able to effectively change timelines for such a young girl.
  • Faces a lot of flak from those who hated Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (of which there are a lot) for liking it. Max doesn't care one bit.
    • She's on good terms with various Square Enix godsnote  and many Final Fantasy gods are confused as to why she would like The Spirits Within. One god she doesn't know how to feel is that of Caius Ballard, who caused the destruction of time in order to stop his beloved Yuel from constantly being painfully resurrected. She does admit that, under different circumstances, she'd probably end up like him if it meant saving Chloe.
  • Is now hearing the story of how Chloe met Rachel Amber and is curious to see the special powers Rachel, apparently, possesses. However, she's unable to determine whether Rachel really does have fire powers gifted by the Raven God or it's just a coincidence.
  • Has learned that a comic chronicling the adventures of her where she sacrificed Arcadia Bay is being written with many gods eagerly wondering what will happen next. This comic explores a Max who could venture alternate timelines and settled down in one timeline where Chloe and Rachel are a couple in Santa Monica.