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The boundary between life and death is no mere line, but a spectrum that blurs traditional understanding. When the graves of the House of Otherness grew too large, a chasm full of the undead opened up. This became the new House of the Undead, a gray area between the living and dead realms where those who are undead, unliving or "the living impaired" found home. Here it is always night, the architecture is always gothic and the dead walk under the light of a perpetual full moon.

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The house has an intimate connection to the House of Life and Death, and the various psychopomps there will guide "warm-bloods" through the house safely. For a price, at least. Often visited by the House of Slaughter, as it's the usual supplier of dead bodies. Many consider the house to be obscene, though it does have a number of friendly deities.

Any other undead is welcome. Every Halloween is like Christmas for the residents, as the house is opened for generous parties and trick or treating. Jack Skellington serves as the ambassador who keeps the house orderly when this happens. However, every Halloween the ghost world opens for 24 hours. Not only that, but zombies rise from their graves during this time. While it's not that much of a big deal, they still cause enough trouble that some monster hunters have to step in to quiet it down.

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Due to his unhealthy love of smiting the Undead, Artix von Krieger is banned from entering this temple. The only way to deter him — via the use of bright pink objects and ponies — has been a hot topic for the gods here.

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Lords of the Unliving

    Dracula 
Dracula, Lord of Vampires (Count Dracula, Prince of Darkness, Drac, Nosferatu, Vlad the Impaler, Lord of Castlevania, Scourge of God, Mathias Cronqvist, Count Vladislaus Dragulia, Vlad Dracula Ţepeş)
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  • Greater God (all vampires can trace their origins to him somehow, and most refer to him as the highest of their race), can go up to Overdeity when he fuses with Death.
  • Symbol: A wine glass filled with blood.
  • Theme Music: "Swan Lake, Op. 20: Act II", "The Horror of Dracula" "Dracula - The Beginning""Dance of Illusions".
  • Alignment: Neutral Evil
  • Portfolio: Public Domain Characters, Goddamned Bats, Life Energy Drainers, Evil Aristocrats, Big Bads, haunted castles, resurrection, Killing People During Cutscenes.
  • Domains: Darkness, Moon, Night, Thirst, Temptation.
  • Followers: Slayer, Many of the 27 Dead Apostle Ancestors, Neclord
  • Avatar: Christopher Lee (out of the ascended, anyway; many just see him as Bela Lugosi)
  • Allies: Dio Brando, Frankenstein's Monster, Pinhead, Zeldris, Beelzebub, Ed Wood
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork with: Yuuki Terumi
  • Rival: Vlad von Carstein
  • Enemies: Simon Belmont, Adrian Ţepeş/Alucard (his son), Eric Brooks/Blade, Trevor Belmont, Sypha Belnades, Grant Danasty, Shiki Tohno, Arcuied Brunestud, Abel Nightroad, Alexander Anderson, Sanguinius, Remilia Scarlet, Ezio Auditore, Buffy Summers
  • Complicated Relationship with: Alucard (from Hellsing), Vlad III, Eric Brooks/Blade
  • As the most famous vampire in all history (fictional or otherwise) and the one to popularize the archetype of what our definition of a vampire is, Dracula is treated with awe and reverence by any and all vampires who are not his enemy, and is recognized as a being not to be trifled with by all gods in the Pantheon.
  • Is confused by the actions of one Karin Maaka, who is his polar opposite - a beautiful female daywalker who injects blood instead of draining it. Has some overlap into the domain of the Borg Queen, leading to some confusion.
  • Eternal enemy of all those who hunt the night, most notably Abraham Van Hellsing, the Belmont clan, Buffy Summers, and the Monster Squad.
  • There have been calls from some of his followers to disown the vampires of Twilight on the grounds that they're "not actually vampires". He has dismissed these complaints, as he has more important things to do than listen to petty whining.
  • Recently spent several months in the hospital after a botched attempt to provoke the Blood Angels into "The Black Rage". Sangunius retaliated by breaking Drac's spine in half.
  • Remilia Scarlet introduced him the other 'master' of her servant Sakuya Izayoi, Dio Brando. Due to his vampiric heritage, Dracula forged a friendship with him and sent one of his minions, Zephyr, to become Dio's follower as a token of friendship.
    • Of course, after being held prisoner in order to keep Sakuya in the GUAE, Remilia is not in good terms with him.
  • Had a brief feud over his position with one Evangeline A.K. McDowell but emerged the victor since Eva found redemption. Given that there is no written rule that vampire lord must be evil it's entirely possible that she just regrouping for the new attack.
    • Eva has since taken a position in the pantheon, and with her influence extending into the houses of Love, Magic, Knowledge, and the Council of Shadows, it's unlikely that she'll bother with this post anymore.
  • And now, as if he didn't have enough to worry about, Vlad's been hanging out with Bobby Hill. That boy just ain't right...
  • His former position in the mortal world is currently unfilled, because his mortal reincarnation, Soma Cruz, really won't have any of it. Drac and Soma occasionally get into arguments over this topic. Much of the pantheon have noted that the only thing stopping Soma from changing his mind is the fact that his girlfriend Mina is still alive.
  • It is rumored that he is worried about Sierra Mikain trying to take his position, but she doesn't seem to be interested.
    • Drac may also be worried about Valvatorez, given that despite losing much of his power, he's still an immensely powerful vampire.
  • Constantly refers humanity to be a miserable little pile of secrets.note 
  • After Abel Nightroad's ascension, he briefly lost his haughty demeanor, concerned the Crusnik's power was actually threatening. Abel tried to exploit it until both realized his powers were exclusively useful against exactly one breed of vampire (an artificial one, to boot). Long story short, Abel has learned not to piss off vampire lords.
    • On the other hand, when it comes to Arcueid that's a completely different story. She has no qualms about killing her kin and using their corpses as her secret ingredients in her cooking when cooking for her beloved. Not to mention her power level, which compared to her makes Dracula look like an infant. In short, he avoids Arcuied whenever possible, lest he becomes "Dracula Pot Pie" on her menu.
  • His strength seems to vary depending on when he's reincarnated with no rhyme or reason to how it works.
  • His battle with Shanoa showed that his One-Winged Angel transformations may well weaken him, as when he decided to start physically fighting in his normal form, he was a much greater threat than usual.
  • Despite their antagonism of one another, Dracula's love for his son is only hidden skin deep, and if Alucard were to join him (be it through mind control or of his own will), he would welcome him with open arms. The fact that he knows this is unlikely to happen only serves to increase his hatred and by proxy his power.
  • When he was told of Gabriel Belmont's fall which made him become an alternate universe's Dracula, he broke into laughter about the futility of faith.
    • When word came in that Gabriel had redeemed himself in the eyes of both God and his son, Main!Dracula... went silent, he vanished for nearly a week after that, and when he returned openly declared his hatred for Gabriel Belmont. Many of his allies suspect he tried to mend the rift between him and his Alucard, but it didn't end well.
    • Despite his enmity, he's never declared open war against his counterpart because, as much as it infuriates him, he's well aware that Gabriel's power is on a whole other level.
  • He went in a period of mourning following the passing of one of his avatars. Once this avatar ascended, Dracula has often paid respectful visits to his temple, while being disappointed that the other deity with his title has at most only done a Frankenstein work.
  • It was speculated that at one point, he took the name of Vlad the Impaler, as another name when he was known as Mathias Cronqvist. What he didn't expect was that the actual Vlad III, who used to be an aspect of him, broke out on his own and claimed his own house with something that Dracula hasn't been doing: impaling his victim. Years of being his aspect still allowed Dracula to implant his legends within Vlad, so he actually didn't mind losing that part.
  • Due to one of his most famous avatars, Dracula often slips into a peculiar accent, and has become friends with Ed Wood, who treats the count with utmost respect and thus is always spared from having his blood sucked.
  • Recently, Ganondorf decided to try taking over Castlevania, and broke into Dracula's throne room to confront him. The vampire dismissed the Gerudo's boasts of unrivaled power, and they engaged in full-on battle. The battle did not end well for Ganondorf, because his Sword of the Sages proved an inferior holy weapon to Dracula's Demonic Megiddo and he was stripped of the Triforce of Power, torn in half, and drained of his blood. From now on, Ganondorf is thinking twice about attacking Dracula.

    Io (Dota 2
Io, Deity of Wisps (Guardian Wisp)
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  • Overdeity
  • Symbol: Its energy particle
  • Alignment: True Neutral
  • Portfolio: Energy Being, Nature Spirit, Requires Tether to support, Require cooperation and coordination as well as Spirits usage, Overcharge, Relocate, Older than time itself, Sentient Cosmic Force
  • Domains: Wisp, Energy
  • Allies: Keeper of the Light, Malfurion Stormrage, Tyrande Whisperwind, Magneto, San, Pyrrha Nikos, Monsoon, Catherine Kyoubashi
  • Rivals: The Champions of Runeterra
  • Enemies: Davros, Hexxus
  • Odd Friendship: Chaos Knight
  • Io is one of the four Fundamentals alongside Keeper of the Light, Chaos Knight, and Enigma. He is the embodiment of electromagnetic force which controls all physical matter and charges. Io somehow entered the Field of the Ancients and strongly impact any battle through its powers.
  • One would never think that Chaos Knight and Io would work together, considering his objective. But Chaos Knight becomes the Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse from Io giving him health, mana, attack speed, and damage reduction.
  • The ascended Night Elves were at first confused at the sight of Io, believing that he was one of the Worker Unit that managed to ascend. But they considered it very sacred because of it's power in creating reality, and the fact that it seems to hang around in nature.
  • Merida thought that the Wisp was going to help change fates to her again like before. While Wisp isn't the same as the Wisps in her world, it could help change the lives of others.
  • Do not confuse this Io with Io the dragon. Somehow, a big ball of light can be confused with a dragon that dwarfs other dragons.
  • As the embodiment of electromagnetic force, he could bind all matter together. It is capable of bonding with anyone like magnets and making the bonded much stronger. Though it itself doesn't emit electricity or magnetism, the fact that it might have created such forces in noted by masters of magnetism.
  • Since it looks like a ball of light, it is thought to be a fairy like Navi.
  • Monsoon is interested in Io, not in fodder but the embodiment of nature. Apparently, Monsoon loves nature and that Io is everywhere, including nature.
  • The wisp doesn't speak but through beeps and boops. Only a few deities could actually understand the wisp.
    • It got into a conversation with Bastion. The conversation goes like "Boop boop" and "Beep beep" (translation is close to resembling "We love nature.")
  • Adam Jensen had a little problem with pronouncing the wisp's name, whether it is "EE-oh" or "Eye-oh." When the wisp tried to be "helpful," obviously, it didn't help.
  • Davros tried to capture Io in order to cancel the force between atoms for his Reality Bomb.
  • BLEEP BLOOP BEEP note 

    Nagash the Undying 
Nagash, God of The Undead (Nagash the Great Necromancer, Lord of Undeath, The Undying, The Great Betrayer, The Usurper, He Who Shall Not Be Named)
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Nagash as a Human 

Nagash's Transformation into an Undead 
Nagash in Age of Sigmar 
  • Greater God (can become an Overdeity should the Black Pyramid harness enough souls and Warpstone)
  • Symbol: The Nine Books of Nagash
  • Alignment: Lawful Evil
  • Portfolio: Progenitor and Masterty of Necromancy, Evil Sorcerer, The most feared figure in the Old World, Indulging on Goodhood and can back up his claims, Godzilla Threshold, Greater-Scope Villain, One-Man Army, will kill everybody to instill an empire filled with undead individuals where only he possess free will can can dictate with will, Cannot develop feelings for anybody, Doesn't care for anyone and will only do what would benefit him, Wrote Nine Books about Necromancy, Killed his own brother for the throne of Nehekhara, Won't spare a moment in torturing and insulting others, A Monster in every sense of definition
  • Domains: The Undead, Necromancy, Dark Magic, Depravity, Evil, Influence, Omnicide
  • Heralds: The Nine Mortarchs (Queen Neferata, Arkhan the Black, Krell, Luthor Harkon, Walach Harkon, Dieter Helsnicht, Constant Drachenfels)
  • Allies: Shinnok, Quan Chi, Shang Tsung, Alduin, Gul'dan, Alex Wesker, Dio Brando, Deathwing, Count Orlok, Kel'Thuzad, The Lich, King Boo, Grima
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Mannfred von Carstein, Konrad von Carstein
  • Rivals: Nekron (His Superior), Yuuki Terumi, Darkseid, Griffith, Arthas Menethil
  • Enemies: Really Anybody is fair game to Nagash, but particular examples are; The Four Chaos Gods, Archaon the Everchosen, Vlad von Carstein, The Lantern Corps, Thanos, The House of Family, Karl Franz, Thorgrim Grudgebearer, Malekith, The Emotions, Sir Daniel Fortesque, Guts, Schierke, The Skull Knight, Squigly, Danny Phantom, Marceline, Madoka Kaname, Homura Akemi, Sayaka Miki, Mami Tomoe, Kyoko Sakura, Usalia, Dipper and Mabel Pines, Nagato, Bowser, The Hawkins Gang, Lucina, Arturia Pendragon, Artix Von Krieger, Zamasu, Aldia, Most Ascended Naruto Characters, Meridia
  • Respected Arch-Nemesis: Settra the Imperishable
  • Opposes: Every Living Deity, Death of the Endless, Melkor and the Grand United Alliance of Evil, Cosmos and the Grand United Alliance of Good
  • Opposed By: Most Residents in the Pantheon
  • Allegiance: Grand United Alliance of Destruction
  • Additional Relationship: Molag Bal, The Killian Experience, Lord Voldemort
  • The first-born son of King Khetep of Khemri, Nagash was enlisted to become a priest for the Mortuary Cult, whereas his younger brother Thutep was enlisted to become king after Khetep's passing. Nagash hated the fact that he was overlooked as a potential ruler out of a birth function and made it a goal to achieve the top of the monarchy by any means. After Khetep was murdered and Thutep became king, Nagash tracked down three Dark Elves who were responsible for his father's death (Whom Nagash didn't care for and was more interested in what killed him). He began to dabble into Black Magic and later killed the Dark Elves after learning and mastering it. Soon after, he killed Thutep by entombing him alive and claimed the position of king, but not before telling his brother that he would be taking his wife and later killing his nephew for nothing other than sadistic satisfaction. He abused Thutep's wife and proved himself to be too self-serving, culminating in creating the Black Pyramid which bankrupted Nehekhara. The other kings of Nehekhara fiercely opposed Nagash, who proceeded to use the Black Pyramid to create necromancy and become its first user, eventually prompting to raise an army of undead. He waged a battle against the people against him and was defeated where he retreated to his sarcophagus while protected by his most loyal servant, Arkhan the Black.
    • Nagash died from exhaustion and malnutrition later on after wandering in the Nehekharian deserts, followed by a verbal beatdown from Thutep. Soon after, Nagash found himself alive again and would encounter the Skaven, who would later go on to become one of Nagash's greatest enemies. He would also enlist slaves into his service and discover a mountain where he would later establish his own fortress, Nagashizzar. Alongside learning and mastering the use of warpstones, Nagash would craft items he would still use to this day before coming across Queen Neferata, who would work with Nagash to create an elixir, and thus becoming the first vampire, and Alcadizaar the Conquerer who deeply opposed Nagash. After a battle that Nagash lost due to the interference of the vampires, Nagash cursed them to feel pain under sunlight and the loss of feeling basic luxuries in everyday life and then later decided to pay the Skaven to spread poison around the sewers of Nehekhara to kill all of its inhabitants. He finally came up with his ultimate goal: The complete and utter destruction and death of all life in the world for Nagash to summon as undead without free will where only he will dictate freely. Ultimately, however, Nagash was slain by Alcazidaar who was freed by terrified Skavens before he too, died from using a sword made of warpstone.
      • He would later return again centuries later, courtesy of his followers and Arkhan, but the sword that Alcadizaar used to kill him before had the additional side-effect of weakening Nagash should he ever be revived. This has been a source of irritation ever since. He would later go on to fight against Sigmar Heldenhammer and die again by his hands before being resurrected again by yet another set of centuries to battle his greatest predecessor, Settra the Imperishable, which by that point, both Nagash and Settra had attained the goal of immortality.
  • Nagash entered the Pantheon after the End Times. And no, he wasn't happy at all after seeing that his plans and goals have been all decimated by Archaon and the Chaos Gods who opposed the Necromancer as the Chaos Gods are driven by Emotion and that Nagash's end goal would result in the complete eradication of emotion itself. He soon met and struck a deal with Nekron who promised that Nagash would be presented with the opportunity to conquer the Pantheon. While Nekron seemed promising, Nagash, however, feels as if he should be the ultimate destroyer and leader of the Pantheon, for his pride and ego was swollen beyond all measure. He serves the Grand United Alliance of Destruction as a leading figure, but Nagash is biding his time until he gains enough power to usurp Nekron and take over the GUAD.
    • One of the first actions Nagash did was to discover as many graves as he could before casting his necromantic powers to summon a gigantic army of undead people to use for the GUAD's service.
  • It should be noted that Nagash was once a human who had a great position in Nehekharian society. Unfortunately not only was he too ambitious, but he never cared about anybody and saw everything as a means of advancing himself. While he succeeded where Settra left off and achieved immortality, it came with drastic consequences that included the rise of the Undead and vampires. And his dabbling into black magic and the overuse of warpstones took to altering Nagash's appearance before he finally mutating into a skeletal being towering over 15 feet tall and having much of his armor infused into his body. Unlike Settra who despises his looks, Nagash is rather content with it.
  • Nagash is unquestionably one of the most depraved and sadistic beings in the entire Pantheon, his actions matching up among the likes of Yuuki Terumi, Johan Liebert and Griffith, and considering the world he came from, its no exaggeration. His monstrous deeds have ranged from the personal to worldwide and he did all of it either because power was the only thing that mattered or he enjoys people suffering and will not waste any time in tormenting, mocking and torturing anybody he can get his hands on. His unpopular and hated reception is comparable to that of Zamasu, who himself is disgusted by Nagash's actions and thinks of his immortality as a sinful curse, though the Fallen Kai isn't any different from depravity either.
    • Madoka Kaname hates him. She really despises Nagash, which is something given her character, stating that his actions are something only a true madman would do. The feeling is also mutual for Usalia whose sworn enemy was someone who'd resurrect her parents into undead and feels Nagash's presence is that of a great evil that has to be stopped. Several rulers in the Pantheon are justifiably appalled with what Nagash had accomplished and what he wanted to do, in addition to killing off his own people partly due to his frustration and partly because of a kick of enjoyment. His ambition earned him the ire of Guts and his treatment of Thutep, his wife and nephew and his complete apathy about his father's murder made him a sworn enemy of the House of Family. The denizens of the ninja world, particularly Kakashi Hatake are vehemently opposed to Nagash due to his affinity for necromancy and feel that he is far more unhinged than Orochimaru and Kabuto Yakushi. Even Orochimaru is unnerved, though its because he couldn't allow Nagash to destroy the Pantheon lest all of Orochimaru's current and future research becomes wasted.
    • Even a good amount of villains find themselves opposing Nagash. Bowser is direct about his villainy, but he truly loves his son and gains the respect of his followers, and after hearing about Nagash, wanted absolutely nothing to do with him. Vlad von Carstein, himself a king of bloodthirsty vampires opposes the Great Necromancer for treating and disregarding the vampires like trash in addition to his leadership completely contrasting Vlad's stable and surprisingly prosperous reign. Malekith of the Dark Elves thinks of Nagash as a monster who needs to be stopped and hates him just as much as the Chaos Gods. Nagato is disgusted by the lengths that Nagash would go to regarding his end goals and has named him a top enemy in his new organization which includes Bowser and Vlad. Nagash is also opposed by Thanos who feels as if his actions are a mockery of Mistress Death and that the Mad Titan sees him as a threat when it comes to Thanos's affection of Death.
  • One of the most powerful necromancers to ever exist, Nagash is immensely feared throughout the Pantheon, to the extent that even hardened foes are left quivering in fear whenever the Great Necromancer decides to get himself involved in battle. Such fear that can be respected by numerous villains like Shinnok, Alduin and The Lich, who were willing to allow Nagash for an alliance. Nagash has accepted, though he personally sees all of this as a way to potentially weasel his way into a more feared reputation and higher leadership. Alongside his nine books, one of which he keeps, Nagash possesses a trio of magically enhanced equipment for battle.
    • Morikhane – Black Armour of Nagash - An armor crafted from an alloy of lead and some kind of meteoric iron. Due to Nagash's reliance on Black Magic, the armor has infused into his skin, effectively becoming a part of Nagash. Unlike most armors, Morikhane does not hamper Nagash's magic usage in any way.
    • Mortis – The Great Blade of Death - A gigantic sword created and enchanted by the Great Necromancer so that only, and ONLY Nagash himself can use it. The sword empowers Nagash's physical strength and anything it wounds heals Nagash.
    • Alakanash – Staff of Power - Nagash's staff that allows him to channel and store an additional amount of magical strength to allow the Great Necromancer to use his most powerful and devastating spells.
  • Thanks to his ego and ambition, Nagash is even more determined to collect more power and become more godly than he currently is now that he has seen how much potential the Pantheon really has. He is seeking to become an Overdeity by any means necessary, even bringing along the Black Pyramid and forcing his undead army to scrounge up any worthy materials, especially warpstones, to accelerate the goal. At the same time, he needs to feign Nekron about the fact that he is collecting items for the GUAD to use, a task that is harder than it sounds and often requires the assistance of Arkhan.
  • Is respected by Yuuki Terumi for what he did to his world's vampires, which Terumi found to be hilarious on his part. Though Nagash doesn't have much to state about Terumi, although he notes his depravity as pretty exceptional. Terumi reciprocates these feelings, though Zamasu is currently trying to convince Terumi to not think too much about the Great Necromancer.
  • Darkseid sees his end goal as pretty respectable on his part, though he has noted that he limited his scope to only his world. The Great Necromancer was intrigued by the lengths that the Lord of Tyranny went through to become a God himself and noted that they're a lot more similar than expected. The two have agreed to a cease-fire as both of them oppose Melkor and the Chaos Gods, but Nagash is also plotting to kill Darkseid once the deal has expired. Archaon serving the Lord of Tyranny was a pestering news, but Nagash will let it slide for now.
  • Privately admits that Settra, the one being who opposes him above everyone else, is one of the only individuals Nagash can bring himself up to respect. Then again, Nagash's immortality and his current state and power wouldn't have been possible if Settra hadn't united Nehekhara and established the Mortuary Cult in search of immortality. Still doesn't change the fact that the two of them are the greatest of enemies.
  • Has been referenced by the Killian Experience as "just a skeleton whom a vampire spent all his money on because he was immortal and bored. And he "didn't live up to the hype". Nagash became furious over the claim, though not because Killian is making fun of him, which Nagash is content with, considering he's practically hated by nearly everyone in the Pantheon, but because the vampire in question is Mannfred von Carstein, whose selfishness and pettiness was the reason The Warhammer World was destroyed and robbed Nagash of all of his efforts. In fact, while Nagash still has Mannfred as his herald, he's not going to be forgiving anytime, because of which the vampire is in hiding until he finds a way to get ascended.
    • Then one day, Mannfred managed to gain a prominent place in the Pantheon, to Nagash's surprise. The treacherous vampire managed to gain the confidence to confront his master about future plans with which Nagash decided to concede upon. Soon enough, he inducted Mannfred into his services again, once again reclaiming his title of Mortarch of Night.
      • In spite of the renewed alliance, Nagash is still pissed off about the aspect that Mannfred completely botched his plans. When approached by Nekron about why letting Mannfred come back to his army, the Great Necromancer stated that it'd be appropriate to have a treacherous backstabber in their forces as a means to sharpen their wits and to keep in check of their allies just as much as his enemies. Nekron has agreed to the terms given the overall nature of the GUAD Scar Corps
  • In addition to the aforementioned Mannfred, Nagash also took an interest in Konrad von Carstein, the other successor to Vlad. He was able to lull him into an alliance with the prospect of billions worth of blood. Konrad accepted the terms as long as he was given an interdimensional portal to extend his pillages to new heights. Nagash has since marked him Mortarch of Depravity a fitting title to someone like Konrad. That said, their relationship is rather rocky due to Konrad's insatiable madness and often dog-like nature when it comes to his actions. It also doesn't help that Konrad and Mannfred are now closer again, though unlike Vlad, Nagash lets them squabble against one another for his own amusement.
  • Doesn't have much thoughts for Voldemort. Voldemort is impressed by Nagash and his actions, but the Great Necromancer sees him as a disappointment and too small-scaled. Not to mentioned his scope was towards the UK, but mainly a high-school, and he got outsmarted and killed by a bunch of teenagers.
  • Is commended by Molag Bal for his utter and unrelenting depravity and his grand ambition. Nagash himself sees the Harvester of Souls as much better deity than the ones that the Nehekharian people worshipped. Though Nagash would much rather feel that Molag Bal defect Melkor in favour of him (Not Nekron, just him).
  • Set up an invasion in the Pantheon to lay waste upon receiving Nekron's permission and rallying up an alliance with Shinnok, Gul'dan and Count Orlok. He decided to take to personally battling the Puella Magi during which he killed Mami and Kyoko in an effort to break the remaining members's spirits, especially Madoka 's who broke down to uncontrollable tears after receiving too much of Nagash's vicious insults and mocking over her slain friends. He was attacked by Artix Von Krieger whereupon the two engaged in a gruelling duel with Nagash mostly having the upper hand. Only with the interference of Settra and Nagato was Nagash finally pushed back. Although he retreated, he snickered in sadistic satisfaction in making Madoka miserable and creating another massive set of casualties for the GUAD to add to their forces.
  • Has formed a rivalry with Arthas Menethil due to their human origins and being the most feared undead figures in their respective worlds. That said, even Arthas wants nothing to do with Nagash. Conversely, Nagash gets along splendidly with Kel'Thuzad due to their omnicidal nature and their affinity to dark magic and necromancy.
  • Has written nine books to detail his necromantic powers and how to learn and master them. These are currently scattered all across the Pantheon to Nagash's annoyance. He's telling Nekron to quickly dispatch troops to retrieve the books so that they aren't used against them.
  • After witnessing and researching Nagash and his powers, Hal Jordan sent an urgent message to the other Lantern Corps to discuss on combating against the Great Necromancer. Sinestro devised that the time has come for the Lantern Corps to strengthen their unity with one another, considering Nagash's alliance with Nekron and that the Lantern Rings should begin to be distributed to potential members of the Pantheon regarding their strong affinity towards a certain emotion. While Larfleeze isn't going to give out any ring (given the Orange Lantern's emotional power), he will accept the alliance as he does agree with Nagash being a threat to the entire Pantheon and to the entire emotional spectrum as a whole.
    • From here, The Lantern Corps and the Puella Magi have become the greatest enemies of Nagash not from his world. And each and every member has every good reason to despise the necromancer. Nagash only sees amusement and is willing to kick off a killing spree in the chances that he could mock and mentally torture them. He's since seen Hal as a challenging foe, who alongside Madoka, reminds him of Sigmar. As much as he hates to admit it, Nagash has to seek Nekron's aid regarding the two factions.
  • Nagash has developed a recent enmity against Aldia as both of them are subjects to Complete Immortality, but whereas Nagash is dismissive of the entity and would kill it to ensure that he himself is the absolute ruler of the afterlife and the Undead, Aldia thinks Nagash takes what YHVH embodies and adds a sadistic and omnicidal spin to it and is willing enough to make alliances to combat against the Great Necromancer.
  • Has noticed an alternate universe where to his shock, he discovered that the Liche-Priest, Nerutep is actually Thutep who had been assisting Settra and deciphering Nagash's nine books to become the lord of the Black Pyramid, alongside winning Settra's approval. Nagash broke down like never before, mindlessly killing several of his own minions and nearly terraforming a piece of land, learning that once again, he is beneath Thutep. At the same time, this unseen rage has now made Nagash even more determined to destroy the Pantheon and overtake it as its ultimate ruler.
  • While he greatly opposes the GUAE, he isn't averse to providing troops for Melkor so long as the God of Evil provides him with a steady stream of undead soldiers from his mounting list of casualties. When he's gotten what he needs and killed Nekron, the GUAE will be next on his list.
  • Next to Nekron himself, Meridia marks Nagash as the ultimate example of the vileness of the Undead. While she does have a point, at least in regards to Nagash, much of the Undead think she's being too extreme. Nagash himself, on the other hand, boasts on how he's a literal god due to absorbing one during the End Times and bets her into killing him.
  • Also in Afterlife Entities.
"There will be no escape, no blessed oblivion. I can end your life as easily as I can extinguish a candle, and before your corpse is cold, I can reach out and grasp your soul. You will be my slave for all eternity, and I shall laugh at the depths of your pain. Such is the power of Nagash."

    Nekron 
Nekron, God of Animating The Dead and Leader of the Grand United Alliance of Destruction (Lord of the Unliving, "Death")
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  • Overdeity of Destruction
  • Symbol: The Black Lantern sigil. Alternatively, his scythe
  • Alignment: Neutral Evil, though he considers himself Above Good and Evil.
  • Portfolio: Ancient Beings, Evil Darkness, Eldritch Abomination, Omnicidal Maniac, Resurrecting Dead Heroes, Zombie Apocalypse, Evil Is Deathly Cold, The Void of Space, Enemy to All Living Things, Fighting a Shadow, Can Reanimate Corpses
  • Domains: Death, The Nothingness before Life, Dark Matter
  • Allies: Amatsu-Mikaboshi, The Lich, the Dark Judges, SCP-682
  • Underlings: William Hand (his herald), Deathstorm (a Black Lantern of his)
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork with: Dhuum and the rest of the GUAD, particularly the Anti-Spiral and the Daleks. He also has a really unsteady alliance with Chernabog, Death from Final Destination and especially Krona
  • Rivals: Death of the Endless (mostly one-sided) and all other Death Entities, particularly the Death of Discworld and Death the Horseman.
  • Enemies: Everything that lives with The Life Entity and the other Lantern Corps on the top of the list (especially Hal Jordan), all Creator Gods (mainly Chakravartin, and anyone who possesses Complete Immortality (especially Fujiwara no Mokou and Kaguya Houraisan) near the top. Other notable foes include the The Anti-Monitor, Nurgle, the Emotions, Thanos, The Spectre, Shinryu, Guthix, Dream of the Endless, Haruhi Suzumiya, Spawn, Shub-Niggurath
  • Opposes: Asides from life itself, he has a special antipathy for those who cheat death like Yveltal, Ostarion, Murky, Kenny McCormick, and the Deities. Also those who enable resurrections like Virtuous and King Kai
  • If there existed something before life itself, and even the Pantheon itself, it was darkness. When emotion first came to be, with the first sentient life, the Darkness responded with creating Nekron. Seeking to return the Universe to the peace and order of the darkness, Nekron is the ultimate representation of the absence of life.
    • Prior to founding the Black Lantern Corps, Nekron rose to become the leader of the Land of the Unliving; a sort of purgatory for souls in waiting. He used to take a giant skeletal white form but feels more comfortable in his Black Lantern clothing. He can't physically interact with the material plane unless his herald Black Hand is dead, but even then can interact with the spiritual side of the Trope Pantheon.
    • For a while, Death of the Endless has been silent on the subject of Nekron. Lex Luthor called her out on her non-interference, but got nowhere. After being pestered about it from the pantheon, she relented and explained their relationship in her own terms:
    Death: "Nekron? Don't worry about him much, the guy's full of hot air. He's just mad that life got the real estate before him, and he's been the Cranky Neighbor trying to get an audit ever since. The War of Light was just a noise complaint to justify things. You guys don't need me to help out."
    • Nekron then angrily responded "I'm a creation of darkness, not your patterns. You don't get to touch me!" before storming out of the room like a child. Death smirked, clearly thinking "this is why I don't need to get involved."
  • Initially inhabited the House of Ruin and Destruction, however, moved to the House of Undead following a change to his title. Except for Deathstorm, the entire house was on the edge; so long as something is biologically dead, his Black Lantern rings can take control of it. Even Nagash is on edge of his seat. Thankfully, one of the rules Nekron has to follow is not to try and use the rings on any of his fellow house members. It's also worth noting that as he exists to target the living, Nekron cannot sense the lifeless robotic gods of the pantheon. The House of Technology is somewhat of a blind spot, and one of the four other alliances hope to use it against him. His Black Lanterns seem to be incapable of ripping out the emotions and life force of beings without hearts like Regirock. Or demons, if their encounter with Etrigan is any indication.
    • He's not to be mistaken for the Necrons, whom he agrees with their desire to destroy the Warp and the chaotic emotions it produces. Or the overlord Nekron, who only has the name in common.
  • Being the leader of the Black Lantern Corps, and being able to cause any and all the dead to rise (excluding Don Hall), many members of the Pantheon fear whether or not Nekron will expand the Black Rings' influence, and resurrect all the most powerful beings who have ever died across the Pantheon and take over those who have died and come back to life. He claims they have nothing to worry about. He says not enough powerful beings have died yet, and that he'll wait a few decades more for heroes to expand his dominion a bit more by returning from the dead and/or killing foes. He and his followers are excluded from the Grand United Alliance of Evil because its members are afraid that Nekron will just take it over and assimilate them into his evergrowing undead army. Instead, he decided to create his own and thus the Grand United Alliance of Destruction was born.
    • Without a central power battery, Nekron's power is severely diminished in the pantheon. He still has Black Lantern rings but has to manufacture them by hand and there's a lot of gods out there who can undo his work. He still has a bunch of zombies at his hand, which serve to guard him and the GUAD on their base on Ryut. Though his Black Lanterns are normally only vulnerable to combinations of Green and other Lantern light, general light can be weaponized against him and his armada of revenants if distilled enough to be similar to the light of creation. Also, while his Corps is weakened by constructs, it seems to make him stronger as he feeds off it. He has sought out Chernabog to eliminate the light, leading to a temporary truce between the two.
  • Nekron is the absence of life, the cosmic void and space before the light came into the universe. As such, he has one ultimate objective; to destroy all life. Anything that has the spark of life from mortal to Quasideity to Overdeity is an aberration in his eyes and needs to die ASAP. Since the darkness came first, he feels life itself is a trespasser and enemy of darkness and peace. He's not entirely wrong, as without life there's no war or conflict or chaos. Then again, there'd be no joy or desire either, so few agree with him.
    • Is currently trying to search for who or what brought the Life Entity into the universe, and make him/her/it pay for disturbing the darkness. Nekron considers every creator deity in the pantheon a potential culprit, mainly fellow Overdeities. Not even Eru Ilúvatar himself is excluded, and if anything was his first choice. He would almost immediately learn this was a horrible idea when getting close to the Flame Imperishable burned him (un)alive, causing his screams of anguish to be felt across the multiverse from such a potent source of life and creation. He's warned the GUAD never to cross Eru again. Had a better time chasing down Chakravartin instead, due to being The Maker of his universe and one who fell against a Destroyer Deity. Black Lanterns began devouring his webs and mantra, while Nekron himself went for the killing blow (he's aware killing Chakravartin won't destroy life, but it's a start). Chakravartin decided to take no chances, reviving Black Hand and curb-stomping the untethered Nekron. No-one's sure whether Nekron should've killed him or not.
    • Insists that he is Above Good and Evil, only trying to defend and reclaim his territory. However, incidents such as turning the resurrected into Black Lanterns and trying to expand the living into his realm have people claim he's a selfish asshole who wants power. Nekron's response was basically "the darkness works in mysterious ways". He and his herald consider him to be The Grim Reaper, emphasis on the Grim. He's not, and the actual grim reapers would like to point out that death is a part of life. Death the Horseman considers him immature like Death of the Endless, while the Death of Discworld considers him basically the Auditors of Reality. Nekron isn't considering any of this, calling them "too soft and lazy" and ultimately plans to usurp all the Deaths as the pantheon's one true Death.
  • You'd think that the Anti-Monitor, an entity as omnicidal as it gets, would get along swimmingly with Nekron. You'd be wrong; in order to power the Black Lantern Central Power Battery, Nekron caught the near-dead Anti-Monitor. While Monty is usually dispassionate, even mentioning Nekron near him gets him in a furious rage. Even then they'd probably be at odds since the Anti-Monitor wants to annihilate all realms, dimensions and realities asides from the Antimatter Universe, even the Land of the Unliving and cosmic void. In addition, he briefly had a civil discussion with YHVH about the nature of Order Versus Chaos. YHVH stated that it is free will which is the source of chaos; Nekron doesn't need to kill everyone to bring about cosmic order and a World of Silence, he just needs to cull emotion. Nekron disagreed with this statement, claiming that YHVH is dulling chaos, not eliminating it completely. This is probably for the best since if they agreed on how chaos works it might lead to a team-up that may be unstoppable.
    • Despite being an Omnicidal Maniac, Melkor doesn't want anything to do with the Grand United Alliance of Destruction; something Nekron considers unfortunate as he doesn't really care how life is extinguished so long as it is. The Dark Lord believes that only he gets to destroy everything, and disagrees at Nekron's method. Or as he put it:
    Melkor: "Spawn of the void, I do not submit to anyone. I am not some cold, soulless machine of the darkness. When all things are at my pitiless mercy, I will not waste millennia of spite in such brief release! I will grind creation under my heel! I will poison the light for as long as I can, screaming at the cosmos I've broken on the wheel! And when I bleed Eru dry, you will know true darkness."
    • Though allies for the time, the Daleks and the Anti-Spiral are planning to betray him because they don't wish to destroy themselves and aren't pure omnicidal maniacs. Nekron has something to say about this:
    Nekron: "You claim to ally with destruction out of convenience, but you are just like me. Daleks; you seek to destroy the offending element, reduce yourself to soulless creatures that will never grow or develop. Anti-Spirals; you seek the death of emotion, of passion. You've turned yourself into static machines only distinct from lifelessness because you can think. You have been heralds of the black long before we met. And when you are the only two "life forms" left, you will realize this."
  • Naturally, he's the enemy to every single Lantern Corps, and the main reason why they're semi-aligned nowadays. Nekron's biggest sore spot of the bunch is Hal Jordan; asides from using the Life Entity to help revive Black Hand, he made him fight against Volthoom as a Black Lantern.
    • When Krona died, the paradox of a dead immortal resulted in an anomaly upon entering the Land of the Unliving. The consequence got them both more powerful, and Nekron allied with him due to their shared hatred of the Guardians and the fact Krona's presence threatened his realm. He's not going to bother the Mad Guardian's endeavors. Nekron's also so far glad Captain Atom isn't in the pantheon, as he got his ass kicked from him. He's not ready to face up against his Expy Jon Osterman either.
    • As Nekron is The Soulless, he cannot be judged by The Spectre, much to his frustration. This seems to apply to the House of Justice in general, as he often wanders in there so as to consider how to work through the restrictions put on him. The Living Tribunal may have authority, but has not yet decided if Nekron has broken any multiversal rules yet.
    • Were he capable of it, he would've smiled upon discovering Nurgle. He considers Nurgle the perfect representation of life as he sees it; a mad, chaotic, cancer on the cosmos that needs to be put down. Conversely, as the antithesis of life, Nekron is one of the only beings that Papa Nurgle legitimately hates.
  • Is hated and feared by all the other house members. He's only behaving due to an ultimatum that was given by the Court of the Gods; act accordingly to the rules or they'll ask Death of the Endless to give his herald Complete Immortality, then lock up the Land of the Unliving and get rid of the key forever. This threat has kept Nekron to follow the rules, though he's still a major threat in them. Surprisingly enough, he tried to help out the pantheon in an Enemy Mine position by trying to put down the Anti-Monitor. They refused to get him involved since his reason in doing so was pretty transparent; he wants to use him as a power battery, giving him an edge against the other Grand United Alliances. No matter how bad things get, there is no Godzilla Threshold high enough to permit this.
    • Even most omnicidal maniacs steer clear Nekron, considering as Black Lanterns he'd rob them of their emotions. The Anti-Monitor especially hates Nekron, given he was used by him as a battery. So far, the only exception to this is The Lich: Being incredibly direct, no-nonsense and intelligent, they're practically best friends. The majority of the Grand United Alliance of Destruction isn't exactly fond of their master, either because they have a limit on how much they plan to destroy or because they don't want to eventually be destroyed. Even the White, who desires for the complete and total end, disagree with his motives and will likely move on to his realm next. That said, some gods are truly fond and loyal to him. The Dark Judges were really happy to learn of Nekron, as like them he agrees that life does not deserve to exist.
  • Hates Eirin Yagokoro for the invention of the Hourai Elixir, the most perfect immortality potion ever. Whenever a Hourai immortal suffers an injury grievous enough to kill them, they slam into Nekron's realm for a brief instant, and before he can do anything about it, pop back harmlessly into the living world. This constant irritant is considered to have at least played a part in the conception of the Blackest Night. Based on his experience with Krona, it's possible that were he ever able to kill someone with Complete Immortality they'd manifest in his realm and cause all kinds of chaos. Nekron wasted enormous amounts of time and effort to stop this from happening by going back in time and erasing their conception from history, unaware the damn elixir works by removing its imbibers from the cycle of life and death permanently, forwards and backwards, ensuring they become 100% immortal - even nonsense like Time Travel or the most convoluted paradoxes will fail to kill anything that has tasted Hourai.
    • Nekron despises those who cheat death (unless he allows it for sleeper agents), which given the Death Is Cheap nature of the Trope Pantheon frustrates him to no end. Murky and Kenny are particularly aggravating, however, Kenny has a lot more to fear from the Black Lantern Corps because of all the dead bodies he has. Nekron's also called out King Kai for "cheating", encouraging resurrections by training the dead. The only god who exceeds his hate for the cheapness of death is Dhuum. His desire to make death permanent is the one thing keeping the two allied, though the blade of each other's scythes is on each other's neck. Nekron's also joined with the Death of Final Destination has got a good idea of making sure no-one escapes death but thinks it should up its game. He will help said Death, but it's not going to help his plans of cosmic genocide.
    • Black Hand once broke into Guthix's temple in order to reanimate his daughter. Things soon got ugly, as Black Hand brought Nekron into the mix. He's still on the god's shit list. His anger and desire to get back at Death of the Endless has earned him the enmity of Thanos, however, Death isn't too concerned over Nekron as mentioned above. Nekron's also trying to capture Shinryu in order to more freely travel the dimensional planes, in hopes of being free from his imprisonment in the Land of the Unliving.
  • Also has a seat in the Main House.


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