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The House of Torture and Mutilation is considered one of, if not the most disturbing locations in the entire Trope Pantheon. One big Torture Cellar with poor lighting, only the bravest, determined or most deranged souls dare step into this house. Half the gods who want to visit it are the sickest SOBs there are, but there are some who merely wish to use the fear of the house to their advantage and a few who visit to prove their bravery or simply investigate.

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To make it clear what kind of house this is, the entrance has severed and mutilated heads and appendages on pikes guarding it. As horrific as the house can be, studying the mutilations have helped with the surgical science of the pantheon. The Grand United Alliance of Good wants the house gone, but since Melkor uses it like a hotel this hasn't gone anywhere.

They have such sights to show you.


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Greater Gods

    AM 
AM, God of Delivering Concious Eternal Punishment (Allied Mastercomputer, Adaptive Manipulator, Aggressive Menace, I Think Therefore I AM, SCP-682(?))
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Intermediate Gods

    Elliot Spencer/Pinhead 
Captain Elliot Spencer, God of Malevolent Mutilation (Pinhead, Hell Priest, Xipe Totec)
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    Euron Greyjoy 
King Euron Greyjoy, Pirate God Of Tongue Trauma and Insane Admirals (Euron Crow's Eye, The Drowned God - self-proclaimed, King of the Iron Islands, King of Salt and Rock, Son of the Sea Wind, Lord Reaper of Pyke, Commander of the Lannister Fleet, One-Eye - by Jaime Lannister)
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  • Intermediate God
  • Symbol: The sigil of House Greyjoy, slightly altered - a silver kraken on a black field with a third red eye seen on its head
  • Theme Song: Theme Of Euron Greyjoy
  • Alignment: Chaotic Evil (emphasis on Chaotic)
  • Portfolio: "I Am The Drowned God", An Axe to Grind, Asskicking Equals Authority (and vice versa), The Berserker, Big Little Brother To Balon, Blood Knight, Brutal Honesty, The Cain To Balon's Abel, Cloudcuckoolander, The Charmer, Cultural Rebel, The Dreaded, Large Ham, Laughing Mad, Rape, Pillage, and Burn, The Resenter, Royals Who Actually Do Something, Sanity Slippage, Screaming Warrior, The Sociopath, Villainous Valour, Villain with Good Publicity
  • Domains: Piracy, Insanity, Kinslaying, Kingslaying
  • Allies: Cersei Lannister, Vaas Montenegro, The Joker, The Kurgan, Kano
  • Opposing Pirate Deities: Jack Sparrow, Will and Elizabeth Turner, Isabela of Rivain, Monkey D. Luffy, Johnny Sfondi, May
  • Enemies:
  • Fears: Cervantes de Leon, Kenshiro, Raoh
  • Opposed by: Risky Boots, Gandalf
  • Worthy Opponents: Kratos, Gregor Clegane, Isabela of Rivain, Conan Of Cimmeria
  • Morbidly Interested In: Cthulhu
  • Banned From: The House of Royalty, The House of Dragons, The House of Family, The House of Couples, The House of Treasures (including Maximum Security and The Armory), and The House of Romance, and from most of the good-aligned sorceresses
  • I don't mock the Drowned God - I am the Drowned God. From Oldtown to Qarth, when men see my sails, they pray.
  • Ascended to the Pantheon after laying waste to Daenerys Targaryen's fleet, much to the delight of Cersei Lannister and the anger of Daenerys Targaryen. He was originally slated to ascend following him becoming King of the Iron Isles, but that was delayed. Fortunately, Cersei used a portion of the stolen Tyrell gold to smooth things over, allowing Euron to ascend proper.
  • The younger brother of Balon Greyjoy, Balon is a talented sailor and commander. However, things went downhill for his family when Balon rebelled against the fledgling Baratheon regime. While he had declared for his brother and was the mastermind behind the attack which destroyed Tywin Lannister's fleet at Lannisport, the Greyjoy Rebellion would end in failure, driving Euron into exile.
    • Tywin Lannister had not forgotten that little detail, and vows that "Euron Greyjoy will pay his debts" to the Lannisters. He's also not too keen seeing Euron in cahoots with his murderous, kinslaying/queenslaying daughter.
  • His ship is The Silence, which he named following him ripping out the tongues of his crew. This came after he went batshit insane during a storm whilst sailing the Jade Sea and his crew had to tie him to the mast from throwing himself overboard. When asked why he did that, Euron casually replied, "I needed the silence."
  • Euron has a morbid fascination with the most infamous of Old Gods, Cthulhu. Maybe because it shares several similarities with the Drowned God, or maybe Euron can be in its presence without going even more insane (as it such a thing can be more possible).
  • Hears that there is a Pirate King in the Pantheon. Euron's curiosity is piqued when he discovers that the Pirate King is in fact one Elizabeth Swann Turner. "My kind of woman," Euron notes upon hearing of how she fought - and got married - during the Battle of Calypso's Maelstrom. First things first: kill her husband, then usurp the title of Pirate King from Elizabeth and make her his salt wife. "I pay the iron price," Euron said.
  • Turns out that Euron has a thing for powerful women. Sure he's betrothed to Cersei, but there are other deities who are younger and more attractive than her. Emily Kaldwin is such a woman. "A fighter as well as a warrior," Euron notes. Emily, for her part, is not interested in Euron, thankfully. Corvo is not amused in the least.
    • Euron also has an unhealthy obsession with Geralt's foster daughter, Ciri Elen Riannon. A hunter of the supernatural and an Empress? And her deified cousin, the Duchess of Touissant isn't bad-looking either. This pisses Geralt off something serious.
  • Heard about Red Sonja's challenge, and decides to take her up on it. Too bad that Euron is a rapist. While not on part with Gregor Clegane, that little detail still set Sonja off. Euron was forced to retreat, lest the furious swordswoman try and geld him.
  • Euron finds himself on most of the pirate deities' shit-list. He is, however, absolutely terrified of Cervantes de Leon. Euron crossed paths with the undead pirate in the past. It nearly ended with Cervantes bisecting Euron in two while possessed by Soul Edge. Even without the cursed blade, Cervantes is a threat. Euron decided that it would be best to avoid him.
    • Also steers clear of Raoh. Anyone who rides a horse the size of an elephant and can casually backhand the head off a person's shoulders is someone that needs to be watched...especially if said offender happened to be one of his men.
  • Even before leaving King's Landing to fight with the North, Jaime Lannister despises Euron. In a time which Tyrion himself kills Gregor Clegane during his trial by combat, Jaime and Euron squared off during a battle at sea. Despite Euron's sorcery and his assortment of dirty tricks (and insults), Jaime slays him, thus earning a more favorable nickname - Crowslayer.
  • Euron sees the half-naked wenches hanging around Conan and wonders what he has that makes him irresistible to the ladies. Is it his natural charm... or something else entirely? That or the fact that the deified Cimmerian is a monster on the battlefield. Euron trembles with anticipation over who is the better fighter between the two.
  • Among the many, many Houses he's banned from, the House of Dragons top the list. The reason being is that Euron is in possession of Dragonbinder, a six-foot long dragon horn that can bring a dragon under his control. That is something even the Dovahkiin cannot allow.
  • Also has a spot in Military Ranks.

    Ginosaji 
Ginosaji, The God of Torturously Long and Drawn-Out Murders, and Spoons (The Spoon Killer, The Horribly Slow Murderer with the Extremely Inefficient Weapon)
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  • Intermediate God
  • Symbol: A square seal containing katakana reading “su-pu-n”.
  • Alignment: Neutral Evil
  • Portfolio: Spoons, Slowly Beating People To Death With A Spoon, Spoon Tapping, Cruel and Unusual Death, Implacable Man, Immortal Assassin, Improbable Weapon User, Silent Antagonist
  • Domains: Spoons, Stalking, Torture, Insanity, Patience, Murder (eventually)
  • Followers: “It”, Johnny, The Owner, Alanis Morissette, Jane
  • High Priest: The Sheriff of Nottingham, whose propensity for both torture and spoons was previously unmatched.
  • Allies: Alakazam, Pyramid Head, Slender Man, Balloon Boy, AM, The Jigsaw Killer, Mewtwo
  • Enemies: Luke Skywalker, Neo, Mahiro, The Doctor, Virtually Everyone in the House of Food
  • Due to the immortal nature of gods, he tends to give up and randomly choose a new victim after a certain amount of time. This amount of time can range anywhere between a couple of hours and a few years. Although he can’t actually kill any of them no matter how many times he hits them with a spoon, it still hurts like hell.
    • The only exception was Kenny McCormick, who was hit with a spoon a single time, causing him to fall over backwards off a cliff and into a pit of spikes, killing him. Ginosaji was especially confused the next day when he saw Kenny walking by as if nothing happened.
  • One of his favorite methods of torture is to repeatedly strike his victims hands while they are eating, causing them to drop their food/drink in the process. This has earned him the ire of the ENTIRE House of Food.
  • While Celty Sturluson was his chosen victim, he exclusively attacked her helmet. While no physical pain was caused, the noise was beyond unbearable. Any attempt she made at taking it off only resulted in him immediately putting it back on.
  • Magneto once tried to use his powers to take away Genosaji’s various spoons. It worked at first, until he literally pulled a wooden serving spoon out of his ass and started hitting him with it. It was considerably worse than the small metal spoons he was using.
  • Johnny Cage once tried to fend him off by punching his crotch. He refuses to talk about what happened afterwards…
  • Once defeated Luke Skywalker in a lightsaber duel. Luke doesn’t like to talk about it.
  • Despite his negative opinion on any creature that relentlessly stalks its victims, The Doctor is openly impressed by his sheer talent with spoons.
  • The gods in general prefer not to engage him, out of fear of being repeatedly and mercilessly whacked with a spoon.
  • Was allies with Jigsaw to setting up the greatest, most psychologically painful trap ever produced. Out of relief of everyone in the Pantheon, the two butt-head over different methods (Jigsaw prefers to avoid the dirty works while Ginosaji wants to go there and attack directly) and parted way.
  • However, he doesn't chase after Tommy Wiseau after learning that the latter has weird fascination for spoons and plans to steal all his spoons so Wiseau can decorate his temple with them.
  • Is currently interested in recruiting Alakazam and Mewtwo given that both of them can be seen holding a spoon as their weapons. Mewtwo is annoyed by this given that only an alternative version of it holds a spoon.
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    Jack Cayman 
Jack Cayman, Unholy Torturer of Mooks (Just Jack, Jack the Chaser, Chaserman Jack, Deathwatcher Jack, The Wiley Crocodile)
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  • Theme Songs: ain't that funny (go-to Bragging Theme Tune), Death & Honour, It's A Mad World, Soul, Sound the Alarm
  • Intermediate God
  • Symbol: The Skull and cross-wrenches on his back along with his weapon, Gator Tooth.
  • Alignment: Lawful Neutral, though will slip into True Neutral
  • Portfolio: The Gator Tooth, Hell-Bent for Leather & Chained by Fashion, All Bikers Are Hells Angels, Super Strength, Bounty Hunter, Gruff cybernetic and Sociopathic Anti-Hero, One-Man Army, Inflicting Rasputinian Deaths, Former heavy smoker, Playing with Fire, Outliving One's Offspring
  • Domains: Chainsaws, Gore, Cybernetics, Mechanics, Bounty Hunting
  • Herald: Amala
  • Allies: Blacker Baron, Big Bull, Maximilian Caxton, Bayonetta, Ash Williams, Marcus Fennix, Juliet Sterling, Travis Touchdown, The Doom Slayer
  • Rivals: Rengar, Boba Fett, Gondar, Lo Wang, Agent 47
  • Spectated by: Howard and Kreese
  • Enemies: Herr Frederick von Twirlenkiller, Jude the Dude, Needles Kane, Krista Sparks/Dollface (2012), Junko Enoshima, Tsumugi Shirogane
  • Opposed by: Katniss Everdeen, Jensen Ames, the good-aligned Danganronpa deities (especially Shuichi Saihara and Tenko Chabashira)
  • For as long as history's been recorded there was always bloodshed. War was destructive, and at some point people had enough and began settling disputes through contained Blood Sport. This was where DeathWatch started, and would last officially until 2001. Even still, the people's hunger for blood could not be sated and underground rounds raged on. Imagine everyone's surprise when it came back out of the blue in 2019 as Jefferson Island would be locked down from the outside world to host its returning gameshow. The condition to leave was simple, really: Last man standing wins, complete with a killer virus and antidote as extra incentive to kick things off. Enter Jack Cayman, a gruff-looking nobody who entered one day in the game and proceeded to effortlessly Paint the Town Red. Turns out he's not only a former Navy Seal and Special Ops member but also a reigning champion of the games before faking his death. Now with a new identity as a Chaser, he entered to rescue Varrigan City mayor's daughter, who was caught up in all the madness... or, so it would seem. By the time he found her she's not only unharmed but living comfortably with other aristocrats. Played for a fool by the mayor to spice up the games, he resumes work in becoming Rank 1 once more and taking down the people involved, even going rogue and resorting to murder instead of apprehending them, before riding off on his bike.
    • In an alternate universe that's just as much as a shithole as the first he's still in the Chaser business and would again be looking for someone, though it's not some (fake) Damsel in Distress. It's a man — Maximilian Caxton — a former officer in the city of Milvallen's Bureau of Public Safety. Now a crazed felon wanted for various acts of murder, his daughter pleaded to Jack to bring him home safely for she was worried the BPS would rather stick to executing him instead. Jack knows Max all too well, however: His daughter Stela was one of his victims, either personally or otherwise, and her death ate away at his head just when some semblance of optimism came back to him after finding out she existed. Struggling with the thought of what to do during the manhunt for Max, even coming dangerously close to killing him at times, he would ultimately relent on the understanding that putting down Max would just make his daughter go through what he did. Thus, he'd allow Max to live another day and get the treatment he desperately needed.
  • His claim to fame and godhood mainly refers to the events back in DeathWatch and the huge bodies of Mooks he's sliced, diced, impaled, decapitated, ripped in half, incinerated, and any other unpleasantly violent thing you could think of or randomly pull from a thesaurus. In all likelihood he could most certainly kill people with the book itself if given the chance. While this wouldn't be as present in Anarchy Reigns, Jack is still plenty capable of demonstrating such bloody feats. In fact, during the trip to the Pantheon he had to pass by the seedier parts in the Pantheon, in all likelihood somewhere in the House of Crime. There was some vagrants and vagabonds tried to get the jump on Mr. Cayman as he stopped to refuel. Now, their bodies serve as fires to keep the impoverished there warm. All other thugs and miscreants fared worse. Suffice it to say, he earned his title for a reason.
  • Many gods from his past would soon come to follow him in the Pantheon. First came Blacker Baron, who happily greeted him as soon as the pimp got in while escorted by helicopters carrying him and his seat. Jack brushed him off in annoyance but some reported there was a grin when he saw the gold toothed boxer once more. Muttering something about still owing him one. Funny how that works out: They were enemies back in Death Watch as the Baron was the Final Boss and carried with him a brutal slugfest. Same goes for Big Bull, who was a Mini-Boss and little more than a speed bump in Jack's journey in the Blood Sport. Now, he's a sworn brother to him after proving himself in Altambra. At some point he also met Bayonetta during the hunt for Max and fought alongside her. Even Jack had to admit she's one hell of a woman. Lastly, there was of course Maximillian Caxton who personally thanked him for sparing his life and allowing him to finally put his life back together.
    • Wasn't all sunshine and rainbows in reunions, however. The towering Germanic cyborg, Herr Frederick von Twirlenkiller, wanted to pay the Chaser back for hacking apart both his turbine arms and using said limbs to turn him into a bloody smoothie. The gears and alloys in his body ache for a rematch and has dedicated much of his time in the Pantheon to defeating Jack. The biker only had two words for Herr Frederick: Bring It.
    • Even if Jack hasn't exactly "met" them, Howard and Kreese were really happy that he held a spot in the Pantheon having thoroughly enjoyed commentating over the carnage he created in Death Watch. In fact, out of everyone who participated in the competition he's hands down their favorite by far. Kreese still thinks Kojack will come whoop Jack's ass in the Pantheon somehow despite the Chaser putting him six feet under with his motorcycle. Like, seriously, he threw the damn thing at him and collided with the evil-Aussie face first.
    Howard: "Jack, Jack, he's a psychomaniac!"
    Kreese: Dude, what are you singing?
    Howard: I don't know, that's what's playing in the background.
  • Given the amount of shit in his line of work barely anything in the Pantheon can so much as phase him. Even as he was around in the Pantheon's early days and watched its population flourish over the years few could actually hold the honor of actually shocking him. He's faced cowboys, zombies, mutants, giants, colossi, Frakenstein's monster wannabes, cyborgs, ninjas, Cyber Ninjas, aliens, giant mecha, aliens in giant mecha, and many more. It helps that he has thrown all of them to the meat grinder. In some cases, literally. It racked up points in Death Watch. Howard and Kreese can watch that kind of stuff for hours.
  • While skilled various manners of weaponry and improvised weaponry he always did favor the chainsaw weapon mounted on his arm as his primary weapon. But two is better than one, and such is the logic behind Gator Tooth which originated as an Infinity +1 Sword but has since become a staple in the Chaser's arsenal. Already capable of slicing through just about anything its effectiveness has been doubled and combined with Jack's monstrous strength plus its ability to set people on fire Jack is not someone to be trifled with. He, for this reason, got along with Ash Williams, Marcus Fennix, and as they too share the affinity with chainsaws.
  • He's still in the Chaser business and as such makes frequent stops to the House of Profession for work. While Chasers are ostensibly bounty hunters they also double as private investigators and, if the situation calls for it, assassins. Hence why in addition to frequenting the sub-houses of Investigative Work and Hunters he also slips by the House of Killers & Assassins. Often, he competes with Boba Fett, Rengar, Gondar, Lo Wang, and Agent 47.
  • The Pantheon has no shortage of Deadly Game participants in the Pantheon and Jack himself is no different. Thing is, what separates him from many of them like Katniss Everdeen, Jensen Ames, and the various Danganronpa deities is that he's a willing participant. And he did enjoy the three belts he earned before becoming sick of it eventually and coming back much later for a fourth due to Chaser business. Now, while Jack is far from the worst when it comes to the people attracted to the thrill of its violence they can't really overlook the sheer brutality displayed at work. Shuichi Saihara and Tenko Chabashira are especially opposed to him considering their situation was actually from a twisted reality show. That, and the latter is misandristic and can't help but accuse him of being perverted among a bunch of other crimes she could think of. Jack, meanwhile, doesn't hold any actual malice towards them, at worst he considers Tenko an annoying bitch though he won't deny she's right about the perverted part. At the very least the Killing Game participants do appreciate that he does go after Junko Enoshima and Tsumugi Shirogane as well as Needles Kane and Krista Sparks/Dollface.
  • If he's on his offtime Jack is probably hanging at a bar in the Pantheon. No bar in particular, really, it changes every so often. Sometimes it's at Moe's or Tapper's and at other times it's at Va 11 Hall A manned by Jill Stingray or the Mos Eisley Cantina. Maybe's he's even accompanied by Blacker Baron, Big Bull, or Maximillain Caxton. Beware, if the former two are with him then it can get pretty loud considering their overwhelming personalities. Outside of them he has also been seen in the company of Travis Touchdown, though it probably helps that Travis is an actual father of two.
  • Often, he'll stop by the House of Technology to check up on his retrofitted cybernetics. Though often it has to do with his arm it's also worth mentioning that it goes much further than that. If Anarchy Reigns is of any indication his eyes and entire skeleton are also technologically enhanced. Might just be why he's so adept at his job and godly title, although it could just simply be chalked up to sheer badassery. Now, the check ups might be more important than one may initially realize: There have been points in which he gives in to irrational rage, all signaled by the moment Jack's eyes turns red. It's just a passing theory at the end of the day, it could be that or the result of the sheer amount of shit he's been through, but it makes you think.
  • If contracted to go after the Pantheon's more demonic forces he usually partners up with The Doom Slayer. Should come as no surprise, really, his ability to rip and tear is truly the stuff the infamy. That, and there's a good chance the marine is already going after them anyways. And already knee deep in bodies. Oh, and we mustn't forget about the chainsaws.
    Kreese: Honestly, they shouldn't even bother with "The power of Christ compels you!" BS. Just ask these guys instead.
    Howard: I sure as hell know He won't answer my prayers anyways, so...
  • Though the thought was at one point appreciated, Jack no longer accepts cigarettes or cigars as tributes, having given up smoking. The reason why is that it comes from a request from his deceased daughter. At some points where it seems like he'll fall into old habits Jack stops himself in realization. Quite the jarring change of heart considering Chaserman Jack was practically a perpetual Cigar Chomper in the days of Death Watch, but it is what it is.
  • "A mad world, huh? I'll fit right in."

Lesser Gods

    Desaad 
Desaad, God of Torture Technicians (Doctor Dezard, Grand Director, God of Sadism, Blaine, "Mary Marvel")
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    Ramsay Snow/Bolton 
Ramsay Bolton, God of Flaying (The Bastard of the Dreadfort, The Bastard of Bolton. Formerly Ramsay Snownote )
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    Richard Trager 
"Dr." Richard Trager, God of Cutting Fingers (Rick, Secular Maniac, White Collar Business School Douchebag)
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  • Lesser God
  • Symbol: His shears
  • Theme Song: Trager chase theme
  • Alignment: Neutral Evil
  • Portfolio: Asshole Victim, Fond of Cold-Blooded Torture, Trapped in an elevator door and crushed, Faux Affably Evil, Laughably Evil, "Mad Doctor", Naked Apron, Armed with shears
  • Domains: Executives, Mutilation, Psychopats, Corruption, Torture
  • Allies: Asdrubael Vect, Pinhead, Euron Greyjoy, The Jigsaw killer, Sora Takigawa, Nui Harime, Lionel Starkweather, Hannibal Lecter, Desaad, Ramsay Bolton
  • Enemies: Ryuko Matoi, Edward Scissorhands, Jontron, Torture Victims
  • Acquiantanced with: Nigel Burke
  • Richard Trager is a peculiar individual. While at first he sounds like a high functioning person, he is nothing but a psychopathic murderer who has a tendency to torture and mutilate his victims, but his latest victim proved to be much smarter than him and ultimately Trager met his end via elevator crushing.
  • In reality he isn't a doctor, he just likes to pretend to be one just for fun and giggles. He was actually a Murkoff executive who was submitted by force to the Morphogenic Engine and he is just in his forties! That isn't much of a Freudian Excuse though, as it doesn't make his past actions any less awful than his current ones.
  • His method of "treating" his victims is very simple: "First the fingers, then the balls, then the tongue". Many deities cringed in terror after hearing this and Miles Upshur was fortunate enough to break out before he could procede any further after getting his fingers cut.
    • And you may ask, what if the victim is female? Well, Trager doesn't have a problem going a bit deeper as he says. Though he may also change things up a bit and go for the tongue first since women tend to be louder, according to him anyway.
    • Since the other two positions were already filled, Trager was appointed to the remaining one. Even then, he is in amicable terms with Euron Greyjoy given their shared psychopatic tendencies.
  • Always armed with Shears, which proves useful once a buddy of his tries to escape. He made a lot of allies like Sora Takigawa or Nui Harime who are also armed with similar weapons, and find Trager's "patients treatment" to be rather interesting.
    • That said, he was rather disappointed in Edward Scissorhands, since his hands would really come in handy for him. Scissorhands on his part of how of a disgusting human being Trager is.
    • Heard that Jontron had a irrational fear of Scissors and so decided to mess with him just for the hell of it.
  • He is one of the worst deities when it comes to torturing someone, since he doesn't kill his victim outright but keeps them alive to prolongue their suffering. And considering the Pantheon works with death, this definitely something that makes Trager one of the more scary lesser deities in the pantheon halls.
    • For this fact alone, he managed to befriend Asdrubael Vect and Pinhead the moment he entered the Slaughterhouse. No small feat for a guy who just was experimented on.
  • He tends to refer to everyone as buddy, even to his victims. His jovial and silly attitude had made some people believe he is not that bad, even when visibly torturing people.
  • Apparently Lionel Starkweather has been interested making a documentary about him and his long work sessions and turn into a film. Trager apparently agreed, so long as he brings some fresh recruits for Trager to experiment on.
  • Sometimes can be spotted playing golf in the house of Sports, something he used to do when he was an executive.
  • Considered the only deity who has managed to make the Naked Apron look disgusting.
  • Rumored to be one of the people that sells organ and bodyparts to Nigel Burke. He has a lot of those in his temple according to unknown sources, but discourage investigating it unless you want to get caught by Trager.
  • "BUDDY!"

    Volgin 
Yevgeny Borisovitch Volgin, God of Electric Torture (Colonel Volgin, Thunderbolt, Colonel Kuwabara, Man on Fire)
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Demigods

    Sean Archer and Castor Troy 
Sean Archer and Castor Troy, Dual Gods of Facial Removal
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Sean Archer is the left, Castor Troy is the right. They swapped faces.
  • Demigods
  • Symbol: Their own faces
  • Alignment:
  • Portfolio: Playing each other, Arch-Enemy of each other, changed faces through plastic surgery, Ham-to-Ham Combat, Papa Wolves ironically to each other's child, wield gold-plated twin Colt 1911s
  • Domains: Face, Identity, Switch
  • Allies:
  • Enemies: Each other (of course), Shinnok
  • Avatar: Nicolas Cage (Castor)
  • Odd Friendship: Archangel Michael (Sean)
  • The two deities were mortal enemies for many years, especially in a botched assassination by Castor Troy which results in Sean Archer's son's death. When he caught Troy, he has placed a bomb in the city and only his brother knows of its location. The only solution was switching faces and identity in order to gain the information but Troy manage to take his face and poses as him. With a criminal taking his identity and his family, it became personal.
  • The two would have their face swapped from time to time and various doctors had to give back their original faces. There was one instance where The Medic surgically gave their faces back and upon leaving the door, his doves begin flying away in pure awesomeness.
    • When Castor woke up to find out that his face is gone, he grew berserk and try to find the doctor who did the procedure. And during this, they saw his lack of face... and it wasn't pretty.
  • In the House of Faith, a choir was set up singing Hallelujah. While Castor was finish setting up a bomb to explode, he decide to take part in the choir while headbanging to the choir and groping one of the choir girl and orgasm. HALLELUJAH! HALLELUJAH!
  • Both of them ironically are Papa Wolves but they show it from their enemies' children like Castor beating up Jamie (Sean's daughter)'s abusive boyfriend as well as teaching her to use a butterfly knife in self defense and Sean protecting Adam (Castor's son) during a raid between the FBI and Castor's old gang.
    • He regretted even thinking of teaching her how to use the butterfly knife when she used it on his leg. He also wanted to kill the Spy because he uses one and in a crazed paranoia.
  • There is one thing about Castor Troy, he hates rapists since he once beat up Jamie's boyfriend for attempting date rape. This is despite him groping a choir girl after setting up a bomb, suggest a rape threat to Sean during their encounter in the hangar, and later licking her in his and Sean's last encounter, while wearing her father's face.
  • Castor has a fetish for peaches as he had said it to his girlfriends and even toward Sean's daughter while wearing his face. Needless to say, the deities associated with peaches were pretty disgusted with him.
  • Sean lost his son Michael when Castor tried to assassinate him while they were at a carnival. This resulted in him having a personal vendetta against him and became obsessed with hunting him down. He can sympathize those who have lost their children, especially if they were murdered.
  • Sean doesn't like drugs since he had a wicked headache when one of Castor's henchman served him a punched drink. While on the high, he planned to capture Castor who's wearing his face and have his face... off! Criminals agree that when Sean is Castor, they should never give him drugs because he would have weird ideas.
  • Both of these men met Nicolas Cage at one point. Sean first thought that he was Castor and tried to arrest him but then Castor showed up and found this man rather amusing in how he looked like him. When both of these men showed up at the same scene, HALLELUJAH! They both learned that the Nostalgia Critic commissioned that their theme would be the choir.
  • Despite their different motives, Sean managed to befriend the Archangel Michael, but was pessimistic at first because he thought he stole his face like Castor have. On the other hand, he dislikes a mobster who looks just like him.
  • Shinnok once used his magic to steal one of his kombatant's faces and wears them. Castor doesn't like that when people use his face for anything.
  • Are acquainted with Ethan Hunt, who worked with their director once.

Quasideities

    The Five Survivors 
The Five Survivors, Quintvirate Deities of Suffering Fates Worse Than Death (Gorrister, Benny, Ellen, Ted (SCP-173?) and Nimdok)
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The Five Survivors in their prisons in the video game

    Winston, Julia and O'Brien 
Winston Smith, Julia and O'Brien, Divine Trio of Believing in Lies via Torture
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From left-to-right: Winston, Julia and O'Brien
  • Quasideities
  • Symbol: The incorrect equation of 2 + 2 = 5
  • Theme Song: Tis for Thee
  • Alignment: True Neutral (Winston and Julia), Lawful Evil (O'Brien)
  • Portfolio: Subjugation and Brainwashing via Torture (Receiving End for Winston and Julia, Giving End for O'Brien)
  • Domains: Dystopia, Enslavement, Freedom, Free Will, Totalitarianism, Torture
  • Allies:
  • Enemies:
  • Opposes/Opposed By: Houses of Love, Language, Philosophy and Knowledge (O'Brien)
  • In a World...... well, one where everything in the state of Oceania is under the thumb of a totalitarian government helmed by Big Brother, a man named Winston secretly detests the system and seeks to reform it. He makes an unlikely partnership with a woman named Julia, make love and manage to spring up a sense of hope. They also encounter several people, most notably O'Brien who claims to be a rebel leader fighting against Big Brother's tyrannical regime. All seems well... until Winston and Julia are suddenly captured and thrown into prison. It is here that O'Brien truly reveals himself as a mole to the government. To prove a point that Big Brother's ideals are eternal and that power is what matters, he and his cohorts sadistically torture Winston and Julia until every one of their spirit and hopes are completely broken down and all they have left to embrace is the teachings of Big Brother.
  • O'Brien ascended into the Pantheon not long after Big Brother himself did. However, because of the mysterious nature of that government, O'Brien wasn't given any notice for the time being, not even when Big Brother was making notable relations with Darkseid, YHVH and Sauron. However, he sooner realized that the Pantheon was a massive place filled with hope, ideals and many things Big Brother vehemently opposed. He decided to take steps in leaving his comfort zone when it comes to dealing with threats. It'll take time, but he'll assure himself of Big Brother's victory.
  • Winston and Julia entered the Pantheon a lot later than Big Brother and O'Brien did. If anything, hardly anyone noticed who they were because, for the longest time, they acted under the pretence that they loved Big Brother. They were initially huddled near one of Big Brother's territory until they found themselves exiting unknowingly and stepping foot on an unfamiliar piece of land. It's here that they were finally recognized and taken to a therapy centre to figure out how they were so devoted to a system so tyrannical and devious.
  • Unsurprisingly to anyone, Winston and Julia found the Pantheon to be a much better place and setting than Oceania and Airstrip One. Discounting the fact that they now have the freedom they desired so much, but that there's more than just that, such as the way people treated one another, the abundance of trust and hope and the free exhibition of emotions when back then, there was hardly ever such things as those and the slightest display of strong emotions outside of loyalty to Big Brother was punishment. The differences were so drastic it almost felt alien to Winston and Julia.
  • While they represent the House of Slaughter, Winston and Julia do not like the place one bit, especially given how they themselves were tortured in an effort to wash off any semblance of hope and free will from them and instead made residence somewhere at the House of Profession. This was rather pragmatic as the two of them have a work specialization, with Winston working on writing and editing and Julia being good with mechanics. They've also tried to see if they can earn enough money to start a small business of their own together.
  • Because of the excruciating torture they had gone through, Winston and Julia are clearly not over it. While Julia still retains some semblance of wanting to help for a greater good, even if it's almost completely reserved, Winston has devolved into stuttering praises for Big Brother. Also not helping is how their love for one another has completely dissolved, though they themselves are not responsible for it.
    • The House of Love tend to take extreme pity over their situation, with some of the members offering meetups to Winston and Julia in the hopes of opening them up and providing a sense of optimism. This gesture did not go unnoticed by the Houses of Knowledge, Language and Philosophy as well, though it's Love that is most active in trying to help the two out. For one thing, Winston and Julia are rather curious to see the topic of true love, which is certainly helping for the latter as he's beginning to get back some sort of hope.
  • Offred is sympathetic to Winston and Julia because of how Big Brother's system meant that they were never able to have a decent relationship with their families plus the fact that the birth control in Oceania is incredibly militant. She seeks to help the two of them out, especially Winston, given that while in recovery, he's still in the stupor of worshipping Big Brother a lot. Katniss Everdeen, a Dystopian survivor herself is willing to lend a hand, alongside teaching the two survival skills in case they have to fend for themselves. While she knows the horrors of an authoritative government gone too far thanks to President Snow, he was shocked to see how brutal and sinister the totalitarian regime of Big Brother was.
  • Guy Montag and Captain Beatty were also intrigued by Winston, Julia and O'Brien, mainly due to some of the Dystopian similarities they share. However, Guy came to sympathize with Winston and Julia pretty quickly and was completely appalled to see how Big Brother and O'Brien advocated in distorting and abridging written history and books in such a way it becomes either inaccurate or non-existent to people. Captain Beatty and O'Brien stuck a friendship due to their interest in destroying literature and written archives as a fashion for mass psychological sedation and control.
  • Baldi hates O'Brien immensely. Not just because 2 + 2 = 5 is an obviously wrong equation to a completely average question, but also because the said equation is actively preached and enforced unto others as a way of mental torment and subjugation. And because Big Brother is an immensely scary and strict ruler and system, Baldi really can't do much, despite how much he hates math questions going wrong. O'Brien personally finds this amusing and wants to enforce this onto Baldi just to prove his point.
  • Being a top proponent for torture, O'Brien struck a friendship of sorts with Junko Enoshima. Junko herself was ecstatic on Big Brother and Room 101, stating that it's one of the best things she's learned about and aims to learn more and take notes. While Junko couldn't enter Big Brother's domain as her voracious and hammy personality would come off as too noticeable by Big Brother's surveillance, they settle for meeting up in the Mines of Torment section of the Harbingers of Repression.
    • There is also Desaad and Ramsay Bolton. O'Brien gets along with them and works perfectly in sync with the former as he too specializes in torment. The latter, however, is a difficult predicament as Ramsay sometimes comes off flimsy and ditzy in his evil and O'Brien feels as if Ramsay doesn't take as many precautions as he should. Conversely, while Ramsay is impressed by O'Brien tact of psychological torture, he also thinks he should get physical as well for extra enjoyment. O'Brien disagrees mainly because the torture Ramsay inflicts is entertainment. While O'Brien also admits that his preferred method of torture is also because he wants to be malevolent about it, he also thinks there should at least be a point to it.
  • Darkseid has great expectations for O'Brien, given that he's a villain who's managed to succeed in outsmarting and defeating his enemies and seeks to have him as a mole, given that O'Brien's eloquent personality and his average appearance means he can go around monitoring others around the Lord of Tyranny's territory plus he can lull unsuspecting targets to torture. Given how Darkseid and Big Brother's relationship is very strong, O'Brien reciprocates this with glee. The God of Apokolips has also thought about having the concept of Room 101 and Doublethink be implemented in his views of torture as forcing someone to illiteracy means tighter control.
  • Because his philosophy is centred on torture into blind obedience, illiteracy and destroying hope, O'Brien is an antithesis to Madoka Kaname. Madoka, in general, finds the concept and ideals of Big Brother to be horrid, but can't do anything about it due to the events of the Rebellion. O'Brien has some respect for the Incubators, but favours Darkseid because his method of control and controlled torment is closer to Big Brother's intent than the Incubator's supposed intent of keeping universal balance. Because Darkseid already hates Madoka for simply being a All Loving Hope Bringer (which also reminds him of Superman), O'Brien has plans for sedating her to despair once he's prepared.
    • That said, he more actively deals with Kouta Kazuraba and Yusuke Godai, another pair of heroes who champion ideals and hope. O'Brien finds their efforts of trying to make smiles aggravating as does Big Brother, given that what they represent is something that they attempt to mentally imprison. This also extends to Twilight Sparkle, whose relationship and love with the Mane Six and the very concept of friendship is a total anathema to the views of O'Brien and Big Brother.
  • Despite his Quasideity rank, O'Brien is actually very feared among those who personally know of him and he has gained himself a reputation equal to that of an Intermediate God. He's vicious in a psychological fashion, which very few can anticipate, to begin with, and O'Brien is more than welcome to display why. While he isn't a member of the Grand United Alliance of Evil, some of its members begrudgingly do admit to respecting his reputation and efficiency.
  • If there's one deity that does give O'Brien pause for concern, it would have to be the anarchist codenamed "V", Not just because V actually succeeded to destroying a totalitarian government similar to The Party (though that certainly didn't help). But V once successfully slaughtered a group of Thought Police O'Brien sent after a "thought criminal" and hacked into The Party surveillence systems so that everyone in Airstrip One saw the corpses V left, in short leaving a mess Big Brother and his subordinates are still scrambling to clean up. V stealthily even left a message for O'Brien telling him that he's one foe he'll never be truly rid of, the fact the Party still demonizes his goals is all the proof in the world they will never beat him. O'Brien refuses to admit it outright, even to himself, but that did shake up his confidence at least a little.
"They'll shoot me I don't care they'll shoot me in the back of the neck I don't care down with big brother they always shoot you in the back of the neck I don't care down with Big Brother."
Winston

"Confession is not betrayal. What you say or do doesn't matter, only feelings matter. If they could make me stop loving you - that would be the real betrayal."
Julia

"We are not interested in those stupid crimes that you have committed. The Party is not interested in the overt act: the thought is all we care about. We do not merely destroy our enemies, we change them. Do you understand what I mean by that?"
O'Brien

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