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We here at TV Tropes love to categorize things. Tropes, television shows, books, and even people. So, we eventually got to thinking: What would things be like if the world were run entirely on tropes (which it very well could be)? Who would be the Gods and Goddesses? Who would be their worshippers? Obviously, there can never be one singular deity to watch over everything... so we pooled our resources and tried to come up with as many ideas as possible. No initial payment required to enter... it's all in good fun.


Not to be confused with Religion Tropes.

This section of the wiki contains a great deal of spoilers, including many unmarked spoilers. You Have Been Warned.

The Pantheon now has its own work page. If you have questions or suggestions, go here for ascensions, here for Tales and Stories, and here for Reworks.

Trying to find someone but there are too many Houses and Gods to look through? Here's a database for finding your favorite characters!

Alternatively, you can go to the following to see which characters have already been picked (arranged by medium):


Read the instructions and bring it over to the Discussion thread before you add, move, remove, or replace a new deity. We cannot stress this enough. You can also come here to discuss reworking a deity's profile.

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    Deity Template 
Template for adding a new deity:

God X, God/dess of (Insert Trope Here) (Alternate names/Nicknames, Fan Nickname)

  • An image, if possible. Please use official art or a screenshot for a picture.
  • Rank: This can range from Quasideity, Demigod, Lesser God, Intermediate God, Greater God, to Overdeity. This doesn't always have to be a representation of power, but it can also represent influence in the Pantheon.
  • Symbol: An image or icon used to represent the deity.
  • Theme Song: Song that usually is used in affiliation with the character. If the deity is a musician this will most likely be their Signature Song. If possible, give a link for reference, preferably on YouTube.
  • Alignment: Good, evil, neutral etc. Forget about The Great Character Alignment Debate here, the Pantheon is one of the few places where you can assign Dungeons & Dragons alignment to characters that don't have alignment system. After all, the Pantheon is based on D&D.
  • Portfolio: Tropes associated with the character.
  • Domains: Things that the character has influence over.
  • Herald: Non-ascended loyal character that is from the same series as the ascended character.
  • High Priest: Non-ascended like heralds, but not from the same series, and can serve as a worthy replacement in case something would happen. They can be served as part-time workers in case the originals are busy with some jobs. Co-Godhood is accepted depending on the approval of the originals, usually if the co-deity is from the same series.
  • Followers: Non-ascended characters that are not part of the Pantheon, but would probably worship this character by the fact that they share the ascended character's trope.
  • Allies: Members of the Pantheon that are allies.
  • Rivals: Members of the Pantheon that are rivals.
  • Enemies: Members of the Pantheon that are foes.
  • Additional Character Relationships: Members of the Pantheon that have various relationships (examples include Enemy Mine, Vitriolic Best Buds, Teeth-Clenched Teamwork, Headbutting Heroes, Friendly Enemy, Friendly Rival, Just Friends, etc.) other than allies, rivals, or enemies.
  • Respected by/Respects: A deity whom the members of the Pantheon respect or are respected by.
  • Pitied by/Pities: A deity whom the members of the Pantheon feel pity for or find pitiable.
  • Opposed by/Opposes: Not necessarily the same as "Enemies", but this is used for any deity whom the members of the Pantheon directly opposes or is opposed by, regardless of alignment.
  • Conflicting Opinion: Sometimes, the Deities argue over specific themes and philosophies.
  • Now add some random trivia/facts about events/alignments/moments/fights/friendships/relations etc.
  • And some more trivia/facts.
  • And a couple of more.

    Instructions and Tips 
Here are some tips one should keep in mind when editing:
  • Please use the Trope Pantheons discussion thread in the forums if you wish to add a new deity, story, or something else of importance to the Trope Pantheon canon. You can also get some assistance in the forum thread. Submissions that are added without discussion are likely to be deleted.
  • If the character you are about to add to a House already exists in another, make sure to mention that this god has spots in other houses as well.
  • When writing facts/trivia about gods, try not to contradict what has already been written elsewhere.
  • When writing down the name of a Theme Song, try to avoid calling it "Theme of God X" or "Theme of (Show where God X originates from)". If possible, try to find out if the song has an actual name.
  • When adding an image for your God, make sure that it is not too big unless you wish to write more about the god you have chosen.
  • If you feel the need to remove a god for some reason and replace him/her with another, please see what the other tropers think about this in the discussion thread before doing anything hasty. If you're lucky, maybe both of them can share the title "Gods of (Insert Trope Here)".
  • A certain trope can have more than one God. It is not advisable, but it is not forbidden. Just ensure that this second God will bring in new flavor of the trope. If you have doubts on how to bring the other flavors, consult the Discussion Page.
    • Case in point: In the original Greek Mythology (and later Roman Mythology), both Ares/Mars and Athena/Minerva share the title of 'God/Goddess of War', and even then, they differ in flavor: Ares is about brutal warfare, Athena is about war strategies and finesse, while Mars took up some of Athena's elements that he kinda differs out than Ares. If the original myth can do this, why the hell not for the Pantheon?
  • Be creative! If you need some time to work out your potential deity's profile, use the Pending Gods page to get help. Incomplete and/or low-quality entries are more likely to get deleted or replaced.
  • When writing about a God who just happens to be a person in real life, just try to be very careful about what you decide to say. See also the Rules section. Especially the 1st bullet point.
  • All deities should be sorted by their divine ranking. Put Overdeities on the top of the page and Quasideities on the bottom. Also be sure to add them in alphabetical order by their first/given name.
  • Occasionally there will be Gods that carry a title without a trope. This is not forbidden, but it's well advised not to abuse them. Aside from introducing too many niche concepts, there are still chances for new tropes related to your chosen deity's title to be launched through YKTTW...
    • Additionally however, the only house that a tropeless profile are wholly allowed is the House of Food. Mainly due to most food items lacking tropes, and adding tropes about said foodstuffs is slightly unecessary. However, the character being ascended for their choice of a food, or food-related thing must be a decently good representative of said item. IE: Their Trademark Favorite Food, or something that they're closely associated with In-Universe, or both (example: Gangplank and his oranges).
  • Maximum number of tropes what a god should have is three, but don't try to abuse that fact. If you need to use a second trope to specify a certain thing about their position, that can be excused.
  • Some series will eventually have greater representation in the Pantheon than others. This is unavoidable, but a little diversity helps, as well. Try to ensure that if you add a deity from a popular series, make sure that it's because they're a good representative for the trope in question, and not just because they're connected to another deity in their respective canon.
  • As far as deities from actual mythologies (Greco-Roman, Norse, Japanese, etc.) are concerned, try not to replicate the default myths about their characters and use a fictional counterpart instead. In other words, if you want to use the Greek/Roman god Ares/Mars, you can't add him as the "God of War", but you can use him as part of another trope as long as it's a different version of him. For example:
    • Zeus, while having elements of his persona from Classical Mythology, draws more from his portrayal in the God of War Series.
    • Thor and Loki's Pantheon portrayals are influenced heavily by their appearances in their Marvel Comics series.
    • Amaterasu is a woman in her Japanese mythology portrayal, but her Pantheon counterpart is the dog goddess from Ōkami.
  • Don't depend too much on the hype/meme train, don't just jump onto that train willy-nilly in order to put on some events or entry in the Pantheon. It might not last very long or represent the trope best. This is Trope Pantheons, not Trope Hype Train!
  • Unless the character proposed is specifically from the Abridged version, the character should represent the tropes in their canon selves. If they also happen to possess the trait of the Abridged self, good! But otherwise, get the abridged stuff onto just the flavor texts.
  • To prevent any surprising need to rework profiles due to new development, please restrain from ascending gods from a series before the thing is either released or for longer-running series, there is a good enough of a break from story. This also applies to already existing series if there is a new thing coming out.
  • Please be sure to ask in the discussion about what you want to work before making the profile. This is done to see if your proposal is the best representative and so, in case your profile is turned down, you don't waste time writing something that others might not find suitable.
  • It is much more recommended to word the title like "God of X" instead of "The God that Xs". This will give off the vibe the God actually ruled over that trope instead of just 'did X', giving more credentials to how it's the best example of the trope.

    Divine Ranking System 
  • Overdeity: Omnipotent-level Reality Warpers capable of manipulating the entire universe (or at least the world) at will. Within their own universe they are believed to be omnipotent, or at least impossible-to-completely-destroy embodiments or concepts.
  • Greater Gods: High-level Reality Warpers and that are extremely powerful (capable of destroying or changing anywhere from a large city to a planet at will) and very strong non-reality warpers capable of doing the same thing.
  • Intermediate Gods: Deities at this level are capable of strong but specialized powers such as hydrokinesis, pyrokinesis, etc. without major drawbacks and low level Reality Warpers capable of affecting their immediate area at will.
  • Lesser Gods: Capable of highly specific or little power on their own, or suffer from Power at a Price. However, they may be able to ruthlessly exploit their power or combine it with just being badass enough to make up for it.
  • Demigods: Basically the Badass Normals of the pantheon, making up for their lack of abilities with strength, strategy, and/or planning.
  • Quasideities: Any otherwise normal human, human equivalent, or below without any special powers or training will fall here.

Rules. The following are not suggestions or tips, but things that have to be followed:
  • Gods can't be followers or high priests for obvious reasons.
  • No hype profiles, please.
    • So you ask, what exactly is 'hype profile'? It is a profile based on ongoing events that hasn't been around very long, but generates a lot of hype, possibly because of elements such as Wham Episode or Memetic Mutation or Large Ham or overall 'OMGAWESOME!!!' They're all not bad tropes, but building a portfolio solely for that is a bad idea, as they do not say a thing about representing the trope best (unless it's those trope concepts that they are trying to embody for a long time). You can see one if the profile is only showing off how awesome they are or suddenly pushing how 'significant' they are thanks to the just very recent events rather than respecting the longstanding good representations of the trope. And usually having... minimum portfolio or flavor texts and being a bit too generalized or self-contained to events from within their home series instead of interacting with other Pantheon members.
  • The Pantheon is not a mouthpiece for you to voice your opinions on certain characters. You may like certain characters more than others, but don't make the profiles for characters you like look like Character Shilling.
  • DO. NOT. put a link to these Pantheon pages into the main wiki page. The moment you want to add in a main Characters page that the character is a God of this trope, don't do it. If you see leftovers of this practice, do yourself a favor and DELETE IT from that main page. This also goes to the Trivia page.
  • You must use the Trope Pantheons discussion thread in the forums if you wish to add a new deity, story, or something else of importance to the Trope Pantheon canon.
    • For new deities, 2 [tup] means the profile will have a one week waiting period.
    • For new deities, 3 [tup] is a 3 day waiting period.
    • 4 [tup] is an automatic ascension for that deity.
    • For adding new Treasures to the Treasures or new Dominions to the Dominions, the following rules apply:
      • For new Treasures or Dominions, 2 [tup] is a 3 day waiting period.
      • 3 [tup] is an automatic addition to the Treasures or Dominions.
  • You should use Trope Pantheon Restructure thread for any reworks of a profile.
    • Remember for reworked profiles 1 [tup] means the profile will have a one week waiting period.
    • Remember reworks with 2 [tup] is a 3 day waiting period.
    • 3 [tup]s is for an immediate update of the profile.
  • Do not include fan reception in any profiles. It has nothing to do with the character themselves and will create unnecessary conflict.
  • Write a detailed explanation on why the character is the best candidate for deity of that trope. If people disagree with you, do not force it on the people.
    • Keep in mind that if you still want to try to find a trope for a particular character, you're only given three chances on such. If a suggestion goes past three possible tropes, then it will come off as shoehorning a character into the Pantheon just for the sake of that character to be there.
  • Rule of Cautious Editing Judgment ALSO applies here. Do not bring things that would incite fights, even if it is what's currently the hot topic and might be 'urgent'. For example, the political scene and some really bad politicians. We are not here to fight at each other, so don't suggest things that go to that direction.

The Top of the Mountain:

  • Main House: The highest of the high. All Overdeities and Greater Gods sit at this level.

Gods by House:

  • Ambiguity: Gods of Morally Ambiguous Archetypes
  • Beast: Gods of Animals and Beasts
  • Betrayal: Gods of Traitors of Both Good and Evil
  • Celebration: Gods of Holidays and Partying
  • Characterization: Gods of Character Roles And Types
  • Colours: Gods of Visible Spectrum Pigments
  • Combat!: Gods of Combat and Ass-kicking
  • Commerce: Gods of Wealth, Merchandising, etc.
  • Costumes: Gods of Clothing and Apparels.
  • Craft: Gods of Visual Arts, Creativity, etc.
  • Crime: Gods of Crime and Criminal Archetypes
  • Cultures: Gods of Culture, Nationality and Values
  • Emotion: Gods of Joy, Anger, Angst, etc.
  • Extraterrestrials: Gods of Creatures and Species from Space
  • FAITH: Gods of Religion, Clergy, and Holy/Unholy orders
  • Family: Gods of Relatives
  • Food: Gods of Consumable Goods
  • Friendship: Gods of Bonds and Trust
  • Gaming: Gods of Video Games and other Gaming styles
  • Hatred: Gods of Hatred and Envy
  • Health and Diseases: Gods of Medicine, Plagues, Diseases, Doctors
  • Heroes: Gods of Heroism and Good Deeds
  • Insanity: Gods of Madness, Insanity And Delusions
  • Justice: Gods of Rules, Loyalty and Legislation
  • Knowledge: Gods of Knowledge and Intelligence
  • Leadership: Gods of Rulers, High Ranking Military Officers, and Leadership Styles
  • Life and Death: Gods of Life and Death
  • Love: Gods of Love, Lust, and Beauty
  • Luck and Fortune: Gods of Luck, Fortune and Karma
  • Magic: Gods of Magic, Spells, and Mysticism
  • Mentalism: Gods of Mind Games, Thought, and Trickery
  • Music: Gods of Music and Instruments
  • Naming: Gods of Names, Nicknames and Aliases
  • Narrative: Gods of Narrative and Storytelling
  • Nature: Gods of Nature and the Elements
  • Otherness: Demon Lords, Outer Gods, other Strange Beings
  • Personal Appearance: Gods of Appearance and Looks
  • Personality: Gods of Personalities and Characterization
  • Philosophy: Gods of Metaphors and Symbolism
  • Popularity: Gods of Popularity and Fanbases
  • Power: Gods of Special Attacks and Super Powers
  • Profession: Gods of Professions and Jobs
  • Prophecy: Gods of Prophecy and Fate
  • Quirks: Gods of Quirks, Speeches and Languages
  • Royalty: Gods of Kings, Queens, Rulers, and other Nobility-related tropes
  • School: Gods of Teaching and Learning and other School related tropes
  • Science: Gods of Scientists, Intelligence and Genetics
  • Shape: Gods of Transformation, Animorphism, etc.
  • Slaughter: Gods of Gore and Mutilating Methods.
  • Sports: Gods of Sports
  • Technology: Gods of Technology, the Internet, and other Simulations
  • Theater: Gods of Drama and Spectacle
  • Time and Space: Gods of Time and Space
  • Travel: Gods of Celerity, Vehicles, etc.
  • Undead: Gods of Necromancy, Undead Beings and Spirits.
  • Vengeance: Gods of Revenge and Retribution.
  • Villains: Gods of Villainy and Misdeeds
  • War: Gods of Warfare, Armies, and Military Archetypes
  • Weapons: Gods of Weaponry

Other Houses:


Pantheon Tales

  • Book of Trope: A collection of the stories of the pantheon; from the creation of the world and its inhabitants, to the rise and fall of the Gods, to the grand battles that have shaped the pantheon. The Tales have been transferred.

Alternative Title(s): Main, Trope Pantheon, Home Page