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The undead aren't as easy to categorize as some in the living world might think. The House of Unliving Beings is host to a large variety of undead types, all whom retain whatever rationality they had in life. Nor do they feel particular hunger towards blood or flesh. It functions as a necrocracy, and is one of the more open and friendly realms in the House of the Undead. The residents live in polished mausoleums, and have hotels for any Mummy or lich to inhabit.

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Temperature and air moisture is kept low since the dead are especially vulnerable to heat, and the undead with more flesh don't want to attract bugs. Or in Anakaris' case, kept hot and dry like the Egyptian desert.


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Greater Gods

    Oryx 
Light! ... Give your will to me!

Oryx, Unholy Representative of Unconventional Liches (The God-King of the Hive, The Taken King, The First Navigator, The King of Shapes, Harrowed God, Carver of Tablets, Aurash, Auryx)
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His base form
Echo of Oryx 
King's Fall Oryx 
  • Greater God, Overdeity in his Throne World
  • Symbol: His Hive emblem
  • Theme Song: Visage of Oryx, Regicide, Long Live the King, Last Stand
  • Alignment: Lawful Evil with Chaotic Evil Goals
  • Portfolio: God-King of the Hive, Born of the Deep, Believer of Sword Logic, Paracasual Powers, Magic Knight, Big Red Devil, Deeply cares for his Hive family and nearly tore apart the Solar System after the death of his son Crota, Once the idealistic heir of the Osmium Throne whose curiosity had led to his kingdom's betrayal where he dealt a deal with the Worm Gods which kickstarted his Start of Darkness, Was originally a girl before taking the King Morph
  • Domains: Paracasuality, Darkness, Liches, Corruption, Knowledge
  • Heralds: Crota (son), Ir Halak and Ir Anuk (daughters), Alak-Hul the Darkblade (foster son), his respective Court, and the Taken Heirs.
  • Followers: The entirety of the Hive
  • Underlings: The Taken
  • Alliesnote : Kel'Thuzad, Steven Armstrong, Charles zi Britannia, All Ascended Noxus Deities (except Riven, though he respects her), Esdeath, the GUAD, Darth Nihilus
  • Enemies: The Guardians, The Vex, XCOM, Raiden, Lelouch vi Britannia, Anakaris, Nito, Gwyn, Akame, Night Raid, Good-aligned Light deities, Those who believe in civilization, Pacifists and those who strive for Peace but especially Frisk, YHVH, Yaldabaoth, the GUAL, Cosmos, the GUAG, The Phantom Thieves of Heart
  • Respects: Akuma (as an enemy)
  • Originally known by Aurash a millennia ago on a gas giant known as Fundament, the young girl (yes, girl) was a member of an alien race known as the Krill who were not only short-lived but also quite weak. Aurash grew up with her sisters, Xi Ro and Sathona, as the heirs to the Osmium Throne. When the Osmium King was at his final days the mentor of three sisters, Taox, saw the three girls unfit to be the next rulers. With that, she betrayed her kind to their many enemies and sought out the Throne for herself, killing the King but failing to kill the three Heirs. As they managed to escape, they decided to form a blood pact to take back what is rightfully theirs, with the only option was to dive beneath Fundament's gas giant sea. As they dove, they came across the Worm Gods. From there, they formed a deal with them, a deal in which they are granted power from the Deep so long as they killed for the Tithes of Violence lest they be consumed from the inside. As Aurash accepted the Wyrm's offer she would take the King Morph and the name "Auryx", but later down the line, he would be known as Oryx, The Taken King.
  • Oryx made his arrival in the Dreadnought escorted by several smaller Hive ships where it hovered over the House of Otherness. After a few psychics suffered Brown Notes trying to analyze it several Houses erupted in chaos as the inhabitants started turning against each other, some reported to be "consumed from the inside". After the battles turned to the defender's favor, the Pantheon's inhabitants decided to go on the offensive and try to lay siege on the Ominous Floating Castle. They were successful at first, breaking through the Hive's fleets... before the Dreadnought's superweapon activated and destroyed any remaining ships in the area. After that, Oryx decided to officially announce that he is in the Pantheon, revoking the Death Phantom's Trope to cement his ascension.
    • The first thing he did as a newly ascended deity was to demand that the Court of Gods make his Crota his Herald. Oryx was still burdened by the loss of his son, and when the two finally meet again it was a surprising reunion, even for Ascendant Hive like themselves. For this reason, it is an absolutely suicidal idea to kill Crota considering what happened the last time that happened. He'll personally rend you down as material for his ships (it's important to remember that some of the chitin on there frequently blink) or feed you to Eir (you'd be lucky if it was just Thrall). He sometimes ponders on the possibility of his sisters joining him, hearing his Final Death echo throughout the cosmos like when he came after Crota's death.
    • The Vex were livid and quite vexed upon hearing Oryx had ascended into the Pantheon, who in one timeline took every single one of them. Oryx himself was irritated upon seeing the machines as he could not forget the sheer embarrassment they caused upon his children when Crota accidentally let them into his Throne World.
  • Oryx's decided his temple would be his Throne World as he did not see the point of constructing a new one. In it, Oryx's rank is an Overdeity and the philosophy of Sword Logic is that of a law of physics. It's considered nigh-impossible to get to as it requires becoming an Ascendant Hive which you can become by killing another Ascendant Hive in their respective Throne World. If it wasn't hard enough, the portal to get to it is inside the Dreadnought which is filled to the brim with Hive and Taken, assuming you get past the Wave-Motion Gun. To top it all off, Oryx is at his strongest in his Throne World, having the potential to become kaiju sized and has many Total Party Wipes (even as he dies in his Throne World if you're careless). Obviously no one is willing to go through such trouble considering how death is handled in the Pantheon unless if you're looking for one hell of a challenge.
  • Oryx commands two armies: The Hive, living yet zombie-like krill aliens that fanatically serve their gods and are as ancient as they are completely vicious. They continuously seed the Pantheon, building many Elaborate Underground Bases to move through quickly, attacking many of the inhabitants to get Tithes of Violence for themselves and for their superiors. Then there's The Taken, Oryx's personal army that are completely loyal through his power in Taking (Being plucked from this dimension for the Darkness to pick at who they are whilst simultaneously Mind Raping them to the point where they 'willingly' serve Oryx). The Taken are a mix of many races with each one harboring powers specific to their flaws and weaknesses or what's needed to make them stronger, all of which are very bizarre and synergizes well with each other. It doesn't help that they are not bound by the terrain, being able to warp in wherever they want in the area. Do not mistake them as invincible, however, as the Taken in the area are connected to an Echo of Oryx (a shadowy extension of his will as he doesn't venture out his world that much) and if the Echo goes, so do the Taken. In addition, he can only take living beings, in that they are not undead and are organic, but baring that Oryx could take whoever he wants so long as there isn't some outside force preventing him from doing so. Victims of brainwashing are heavily advised to avoid him at all costs and Deities who deal with Heel–Face Brainwashing are disgusted by his power.
    • He sighed in disappointment after finding out that deities who were Taken by him return back to normal eventually if they weren’t slain beforehand (though, the traumatizing memories gained from being Taken remains). Even more so when he found out that Death Is Cheap in the Pantheon thus prolonging the lives of those who have already proved their truth of weakness to the universe. You may think he would have been just simply disappointed that his enemies would simply come back to life after killing them, but if pain and death are what the Hive do to each other to show affection then what they do to their enemies is much, much worse.
    • His followers, however, along with his Worm are working towards the goal of making Oryx's Taking permanent, even if they die and get resurrected. Considering the former has technology that broke the Bekenstein Limit and the latter had one member of a race that is so powerful it can deny truths to turn them into lies, it's justified to worry. But regarding the Worm Gods, that shouldn't be the only reason to fear them, Oh Troper mine.
  • He soon realized how vast some deities are in terms of power and swallowed his pride to form allegiances with other deities if he wants to get somewhere here. They wouldn't be permanent, merely truces with those he considers worthy of his time before subjecting everything to Sword Logic. He first started out with Kel'Thuzad, a fellow lich in the more traditional sense. He finds his abilities noteworthy, though secretly is very distasteful of his necromancy. After all, if something has died then what good is it to bring back something that has proven it should no longer exist?
  • Next, he went to find those who shared in his ideology. A trip to the House of Leadership as an Echo had Oryx run into Senator Steven Armstrong. At first, he didn't think much of him, being a politician, but then sat down to listen to his beliefs which gave a more positive opinion on the senator. Through him, Oryx also met up with Charles zi Britannia who also shares his views. This earned the animosity of Raiden and Lelouch, though he does not mind their feelings toward him.
    • He also gained allies from the ascended Noxus deities for similar reasons above. While Oryx is very iffy on civilization, their nature is more than welcome nonetheless. Riven is an exception, being that he falls into the category of despotism and did give into the power of the Worm Gods. Oryx was displeased, but still respects her regardless.
  • When asked on his opinions of the House he currently resides in, Oryx admitted that he doesn’t mind it. Many of the deities there have arisen again which he looks down on, but he doesn’t pay them any mind for now. Though some deities like Anakaris (he's by all means, not a benevolent leader) and Nito (civilization is a temporary solution in the right to exist) find the Taken King abominable. Though, the like-minded omnicidal undead here are viewed as potential rivals should as Universe approaches its final, perfect state.
  • Deciding to stride in the Pantheon in his normal form he went to the House of War, hoping to polish his favorite tactic of making it even difficult for his enemies when it's bad enough. A short time in and Oryx was challenged by Esdeath, who frequents the House, as she sensed the killing intent of him. He agreed on the account that he wanted to sharpen his skills if he wanted to get back on the Guardians for killing him, his son, and most of his sect of the Hive. He underestimated how formidable she is with her ice powers, but he himself was still formidable thanks to his experience in razing civilizations, his Power of the Deep, and his sword "Willbreaker". After that, he discovered that they were pretty similar overall, to the point that she'd fit in should she suddenly become a Hive herself.
  • Has a very clear memory of the final battle in his Throne World, which determined who would eventually win in the Taken War and the state of the remnants of humanity. Six Guardians pushed through his Dreadnought, felling The Warpriest, Golgoroth, His Daughters, and finally him. What isn't mentioned frequently, however, is how three of the Guardians doing... the Carlton Dance. Oryx wasn't a fan, and respectfully gave his opinion. Some deities question his Hypocricy in taste of music. While he dislikes what the three Guardians played him, he also approves of the Hive Deathsingers.
  • Not long after Oryx's ascension did the House of Knowledge mysteriously received some notes on the lore of Oryx and the Hive. From the beginnings of the Hive to what they are now, the dark power behind their weapons and technology and how much they corrupt those with prolonged exposure, and their philosophy. Such notes are expansive, yet also so limited as they require some amount of careful analysis. Luckily, there is also a voice accompanying those who seek out these notes, but their sanity is rather questionable.
  • Believing only the strong have the right to live in a universe where life itself is the eternal struggle to exist until it reaches its final, perfect state its no surprise that Oryx strives to rid the Pantheon of pacifism. It's a naive and foolish idea that will only lead to their destruction. His proof to the Pantheon is the war between the Grand United Alliances, which isn't showing any signs of letting up soon so long as death being a minor inconvenience alongside their leaders still being in the picture. His argument is reinforced by the many civilizations the Hive has destroyed and has recorded on the World's Grave. To prove his point even further, he sends out this to all those who disagreed with his philosophies and were killed by any of the Hive.
    • This eventually and inevitably lead him to Frisk. He caught wind of their presence through one of his Taken lieutenants who claimed that their an incredibly determined pacifist, one who's willing to use things like branches and sticks to smack some sense into others. Oryx brushed it off initially, citing they'll learn soon enough when the time comes... until his Worm pointed out how their determination can manipulate time and space and defy death itself which also meant they can resist their Taking, a revelation both of which are completely displeased with since it utterly defies Sword Logic. It got worse when they heard the freaking Vex are worried about them, and when they tried to correct such a reprehensible existence by leading a Hive Swarm and a Taken Blight they found that The Human Child lasted long enough for their allies to destroy their forces and weakening Oryx's presence in the House of Gaming. This only added more fuel to the fire for Oryx's hatred towards Frisk.
    • Oryx has personally called out Gwyn's attempts to maintain the First Flame, claiming that the Age of Fire has outlived its purpose and that Gwyn's kingdom, like all forms of civilization, are ultimately a hindrance to his world's advancement to its final, perfected state. In a rare show of admiration for humanity, Oryx considers the Darkwraiths of New Londo to be an excellent example of what humans could become if they abandoned the failing Light and embraced Sword Logic (or something like it) as the Hive did. Gwyn's response to this was to call Oryx out as a massive Hypocrite: both for a) depending on power that's not his own (his Worm God parasite), and b) for using the Pantheon to cling to existence after his final defeat by the Guardians, who themselves wouldn't have been able to defeat him if they had followed Sword Logic (which would have demanded they fight each other for the right to fight and probably lose to Oryx rather than working together as a fireteam).
    • It was this mentality that lead to him offering services to the GUAC, believing Lucifer to be quite like his Worm Gods and the Darkness he worships so and agrees with his opposition to YHVH, whom is just another Traveler in his eyes. Oryx got turned down due to Lucifer having limits, which disappointed the Taken King. He had heard a lot of good things from the Lightbringer, most notability the Great Upheaval and the Pantheonic Rebellion which he approved of. Despite the difference in beliefs, Oryx still stated Lucifer's truth will get him farther than the Great Will's before turning to Nekron to join the GUAD. The contrast in ideals is still prevalent with the difference being they actually accepted him. He needed to get involved in this Forever War if he wants to sustain himself with Tithes of Violence as his power grows and become the one eternal truth in the universe.
  • "I considered returning to Fundament. Learning what became of the God-Wave, and the Tungsten Monoliths, and the continents which were all that remained of my people's primal home [...] I asked a question: how long can we live in the universe long enough to understand it? And I learned the answer, which is written here in this book. I learned I had to be the most ruthless of all [...] This is my inheritance, my estate: eternity, infinity, the whole universe beneath my sword. This is what I rule: forever and a blade."

    The Scourge 
The Scourge, The Unholy Army of Fearless Undead (Undead Scourge, Scourge Army)
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The Scourge Army
  • Greater Deities by sheer numbers.
  • Symbol: The Crest of the Scourge
  • Theme Song: Undead Theme (Warcraft III)
  • Alignment: Chaotic Evil
  • Portfolio: Dem Bones, Evil Is Deathly Cold, Hive Mind, The Necrocracy, The Plague, Religion of Evil, The Undead, Zombie Apocalypse
  • Domains: Undeath, Corruption, Infestation, Evil, Fear, Decay
  • Leaders: Arthas Menethil (The Lich King), Bolvar Fordragon (The other former Lich King)
  • Notable Members: Kel'thuzad, Anub'arak, Sindragosa, Stitches
  • Allies: Zhaitan, Undying, The Night's King, Zarok, Oryx
  • Enemies: All ascended deities from Azeroth (with special mention to Sylvanas Windrunner and Sargeras), The House of Demons, Every single Zombie Apocalypse Survivor, Every deity from Westeros, Artix Von Krieger, Sir Daniel Fortesque, Goliath, Gunvolt, Meridia
  • The fearless and chaotic Scourge was created by the Burning Legion in order to take control over Azeroth but eventually they broke free from their demonic masters. Perhaps considered one of the biggest threats in the world of azeroth, the ascension of the Scourge army was a catastrophic event in the pantheon were many pantheon residents were assaulted by the relentless undead, the GUAG had to use their best men to handle the bigger threats and the pantheon was thrown into a world of chaos for the ensuing days. It was all planned by Arthas, who now having his armies in the pantheon made him a lot more menacing and dangerous than before and though that he could finally take over the pantheon, until Bolvar stepped in and assumed control of half of the undead forces, who later started fighting each other until they were finally relocated to a temple. Arthas didn't expect that Bolvar would still have the Lich King influence and caused a huge unforeseen problem for him.
  • The temple they resides is a recreation of Northrend, complete with an Icecrown Citadel like castle in the middle. Because of the presence of two different Lich Kings, there has been some inner civil war between the undead, who are torn between following Arthas or Bolvar. The pantheon denizens are relieved that for now, the Scourge won't cause another problem as big as their initial ascension and a few theorize that Bolvar is causing the infighting to protect the rest of the pantheon from the wrath of the Scourge.
  • The Scourge has a wide array of creatures at their disposal. Ranging from reanimated corpses, Ghouls, Liches and Spirits to bigger and more dangerous creatures like reanimated Nerubians, Darkfallen, Abominations, Obsidian Destroyers and Frost Wyrms. The Scourge's influence even extended way before the whole faction was given a stronghold, as certain key figures like Kel'thuzad, Anub'arak and Sindragosa were all raised by Arthas.
  • Many of the resident of the House of Undead have mixed opinions on the Scourge. On one side, some welcome them with open arms, willing to join their ranks and bolster their strength. Others, mostly the good-aligned ones, want nothing to do with them and their everpresence in said house has become a recurring problem, since they tend to overrun the House. The one that took the most issue witht them was Sylvanas Windrunner, since she no longer is under the Lich King influence, she and the rest of the Forsaken have made an effort to vanquish all traces of scourge they find.
  • Sargeras was less than thrilled to see Kil'jaeden's puppet army ascend. The Scourge and the Burning Legion have been notoriously in conflict ever since Ner'zhul decided to betray the Deceiver after Archimonde suffered a defeat at Mount Hyjal and the undead's hatred for the Burning Legion also extends to demons, be it evil or even the good-aligned demons, the Scourge will spare none.
  • It was logical that deities that hail from a Zombie Apocalypse setting would be at odds with the Scourge, not to mention that a great part of them serve Arthas. The fact that their ranks extend far beyond the normal humanoid undead have made some hesitant to tackle the Scourge head on and would only engage them if they would attack them otherwise. One notable deity who came into conflict with the Scourge that wasn't tied to the aforementioned deities was Gunvolt, having been tasked to retrieve something from their temple that would prove valuable to several of his allies and having had his own experience fighting undead, he was up to the task but the mission was not a pleasant one to him. Since then he has remained a priority target for Arthas and the Scourge.
  • Seems like outside of the constant civil war between the side that obeys Arthas and the side that listens to Bolvar, a select few have seen a more unofficial leader in the form of Oryx. The Taken King, besides feeling a similar role as the Lich King (royal title aside) has also shown interest in the power of the Scourge's relentless forces and even considered trying to "take" a few of the more elite forces. Given his ties to Kel'thuzad, Oryx prefers to side with Arthas' Scourge and doing so alarmed the Guardians, who in a way act as liches for their faction and the Scourge have been interested in raising a few of them to their side, with the Scourge's alliance with the Taken King being the cherry on top for their emnity.
  • Several have noted similarities between the Scourge and the White Walkers, so it was only natural that the Night's King would also take interest in this undead army. And similarly to Oryx before, his connection with Arthas made him easier to side with him as the true Lich King and cast Bolvar out as a faker. Several deities from Westeros were horrified to learn that the Scourge not only allied themselves with the White Walkers, but they could be even more dangerous given that their ranks have creatures they have never encountered before.
  • It was only natural that an uncontrollable army of the dead would be the number one enemy of the deities that despise the undead, chief among them being Artix von Krieger who smites the undead without hesitation but even him was overwhelmed by the Scourge's sheer might and had to fall back and plan a counter-attack with his fellow comrades in the GUAG Sacred Knights in order to stand a chance. He even considered siding with Bolvar in order to bring down Arthas knowing that at the least, A Lighter Shade of Black would be preferable than Arthas taking full control again.
    • Things took an unexpected turn once Meridia entered the picture. As a Daedric Prince, she is an almighty force no different from the likes of Sargeras that enslaved the Scourge before. But her sheer hatred for the undead was enough for her to step up and try to destroy the Scourge herself. Although she made quick work of most the units, she lacked any means to put down the Lich King and the fact that she didn't care about Bolvar either (who held control of the other half of the Scourge) made it harder to erradicate the undead. While the Dawnbreaker almost did the trick and similar to the Ashbringer, managed to destroy Frostmourne momentarily, she had to retreat since that only made the Scourge even more relentless. She hasn't backed down on trying to end them but has stopped engaging them in combat by herself in order to find a more permanent solution.
  • One notable undead deity that has tried to defy the Scourge is Sir Daniel Fortesque, motivated by the fact that Zarok, his Arch-Enemy, has made a truce with the Scourge in order to gain more power and conquer the Pantheon. For how silly he looks, he proved to be quite effective at slaying several armies, even managing to take down a few Frost Wyrms by himself. In fact, Sir Dan was intrumental in Artix's Anti-Scourge team after they tried to invade the House of Heroes and since then the Scourge have tried to sway him to their side numerous times, only to fail every single time given Dan's heroic spirit.

    Sindragosa 
Sindragosa, Goddess of Undead Dragons (The Frost Queen, Queen of the Frostbrood, Sindy, "Chillmaw")
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  • Greater Goddess
  • Alignment: Chaotic Evil
  • Theme Song: Her theme song
  • Portfolio: Frost Wyrm, Evil Is Deathly Cold, Large Ham, Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds
  • Domains: Undeath, Dragons, Ice, Tragedy
  • Followers: SkullGreymon, Bonechill
  • Allies:
  • Rival: Tiamat
  • Enemies: Deathwing, Malygos, Nefarian, Sylvanas Windrunner, Kyurem, Ornstein, Elsa, Artix Von Krieger, Usalia
  • Unknown Connection: Jaina Proudmoore, Medivh
  • After the events following the discovery that Grima wasn't really an undead dragon, Arthas immediately saw an opportunity to bring forth one of his mightiest minions to the pantheon. Sindragosa immediately rose to the pantheon to join her master and immediately settled in the spots that Grima left behind.
    • This also helped Arthas strategically, as it allows him to keep a close eye in the Undead house and allow the Scourge to control an important spot of the same house. Of course, Stitches was already covering said position, but because he is not the sharpest tool in the garrison, Sindragosa's arrival was a huge advantage for the Lich King.
  • Malygos was shocked after he saw the former queen of his Dragonflight in the state she is right now. Sindragosa despises him for leaving her for dead and is openly antagonistic towards the Blue aspect. Though she openly admits that if Deathwing is involved, he has no doubts in teaming up with him.
  • Most smiters of the Undead hadn't taken into account how powerful Sindragosa really is, with not even Artix being strong enough to take her down. Thankfully, she is now mounting guard in Arthas' personal temple, but the GUAG fears if Arthas will eventually try to use her at some point.
  • She also bonds with the Skeleton King about their shared fates of betrayal and how they returned as undead monsters looking for Revenge. However, Leoric has expressed some form of disdain towards Arthas for what he did to his father, making both the Frost Wyrm and the fallen King to argue about Sindragosa's allegiance to the Lich King.
  • The Night's King has taken a special interest about the giant Frost Wyrm, who could prove a powerful force against the Dragons of Westeros. Although if he wants to use Sindragosa for his own schemes, he has to ask Arthas about it first. And given that the Lich King is interested in taking over Westeros, most of its resident are certainly horrified if this alliance does last.
  • Any god close to her temple reports that her roar is incredibly loud. And it gets increasingly annoying as well.
  • Harth Stonebrew has claimed to have seen someone who resembles her a lot, going by the name of Chillmaw, attending to the Tavern from time to time. Although she has denied having any connection with said Frost Wyrm.
  • Often compared to Kyurem, who is said to resemble a non-dead version of a Dracolich. Neither Kyurem nor Sindragosa likes the comparison very much.
  • Sometimes joins her master in the Nexus whenever he requires her aid. She isn't a regular contender like most people from her world, but that doesn't mean she can't freeze the battlefield whenever she is summoned.
  • Has developed a fierce rivalry with Tiamat, who once used to be the sole evil female dragon of the pantheon. Sindragosa also doesn't like her given how she is also associated with Deathwing.
  • In an alternate timeline, Sindragosa decided to aid the mage Jaina Proudmoore or even the Magus Medivh whenever they required her aid. Of course, she doesn't know why, but still respects them, in a way.
  • "The icy winds of Northrend will consume your souls!"
  • Also present in the House of Dragons.

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Intermediate Gods

    Anakaris 
Anakaris, Pharaoh-God of Mummies
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  • Theme Song: His Vampire Hunter theme or Red Thirst
  • Intermediate God
  • Symbol: His sarcophagus.
  • Alignment: Lawful Good
  • Portfolio: Pharaohic mummy, sorcerous yet benevolent godly monarch who fights for his people, very slow movement offset by superior magic and physical abilities, Unpredictable combat, unique fighting style that is hard to control but lethal once understood, being reminded of his less-sane moments.
  • Domains: Mummies, Egypt, Leadership, Magic
  • Followers: Kan-Ra, Tutenstein, Ja-Kal, Rath, Armon, Nefer-Tina, Gibdos, Akmodan II
  • Allies: Anubis, Cosmos, God-Emperor of Mankind,Yugi Muto, all good deities from the Houses of Leadership and Royalty, Arceus, Amaterasu, Madoka Kaname
  • Enemies: Demitri Maximoff, Jedah Dohma, Lord Raptor, Melkor, YHVH, Lucifer, The Four Gods Of Chaos, All evil deities from the Houses of Leadership & Royalty, the Trollkaiger, Motonari Mori, Ahau Kin, Homura Akemi, Sekhmet (within the body of Eliza)
  • Rivals: Zeus, Kratos, Sobek, Thor, Ares, Guan Yu
  • In his mortal pharaoh life, Anakaris was a benevolent and just sorcerer-ruler who respected his people. He also didn't shy away from battle as countless kingdoms tried to conquer his lands and he personally led the charge in each encounter.
    • However, he had forseen his death and he eventually ordered for a pyramid to be built where he will resurrect. As predicted, he was killed in combat and his body entombed. He resurrected as a mummy with his magical powers greatly enhanced by undeath.
  • Even as a mummy, Anakaris is a very tall and powerful individual, but being dead has slowed his physical movements and jumping skills to a crawl. He overcame this obstacle by infusing his body with magic which allows him to not just dash for small distances, but also allows him to appear behind his opponents and being capable of floating/gliding in the air.
  • One of his best-known magic attacks is the Royal Judgement, a concentrated projectile of everything associated with a mummy's curse. Any deity hit with this attack is immediately transformed into a small helpless form unable to attack or defend itself. The curse usually dissipates in a short time but Anakaris can now make the curse last longer due to his ascension.
  • Finding himself lost during his first days in the Pantheon, he eventually wandered into the House of Gaming. He was immediately surprised when he saw Yugi Moto as he recognized Atem, the son of an ally of his father/Yami within him. Yami immediately came forth and the two rulers greeted each other in reveration. It was Yami who later helped Anakaris through his initial ascension to the Pantheon and discover the many houses within. Anakaris swore to help Yugi whenever he can and regretted not being in the Pantheon during the Friendship Asylum incident.
    • He was absolutely devastated to learn just what Yugi caused during the Asylum incident (unleashing the Egyptian Gods to wreak havoc in the Pantheon) and just how the Gaming God was even corrupted in the first place. He stormed toward Gentaro Kisaragi's Temple in the House of Friendship to demand answers, only to stop when Gentaro burst out sobbing in front of the great king. After Anakris learned about what the poor delinquent had gone through, he relented and the two became good friends.
  • He is no stranger towards many deities as he had faced many of them in combat on two separate occasions.
  • Being a just ruler, he finds himself having conversations with both Cosmos and the God-Emperor of Mankind, which he considers fellow benevolent rulers. He also gets along with many of the good ruler gods in the House of Royalty and Leadership such as Aragorn, Zelda and Teddy Roosevelt.
  • Being a ruler who would fight for his soldiers and his followers, he is disgusted by those who use followers or soldiers as expendable or as sacrifices. Thus, he has Motonari and Ahau Kin on the top of his list.
  • He finds himself at odds with other gods from classic mythology as he wished to test the might of the pharaohs against them. He mostly has fights with Zeus, Thor, Guan Yu, Ares and fellow Egyptian deity Sobek.
    • He also challenged Kratos to combat and found himself a worthy opponent with him. Kratos, however, would never live down when Anakaris "cursed" him into a small baby with his beard and markings. He swore he'd make the pharaoh pay.
  • He also found great respect for Madoka Kaname as she sacrificed herself to ensure the safety of her fellow magical girls from a fate worse than death. Anakaris was moved to near tears by the young one.
    • Those tears of sadness were immediately dried when he then heard about the Great Upheaval and the Pantheonic Rebellion. He immediately became furious hearing about YHWH, who tried to kill her in her depowered state. He originally considered him as an ally as he too upheld the power of Law. But upon hearing how his Law was absolute without any consideration for followers, he immediately severed ties with him. His only regret was his late ascension when he could have helped his allies more.
  • Do not remind him of an alternate reality in which he's that not just was a villain, but also an insane simpleton who peppered his speech with non sequiturs. He forever disavowed that event and being reminded of that will unleash the full brunt of his wrath.
    • In fact, the Trollkaiger sent him a gift of a tub of pudding and some lizards to, according to an accompanying card, "put in his pants". For several days, many deities witnessed a tiny chibiesque yellow snake, a Bernkastel doll that moves by itself, a chibiesque weasel with blue hair, a pup skag with a strange human mask placed over its head, a toony trumpet with a hat, a Senketsu-like clone with a pink bow and purple eyepatch, and a white- furred blue-eyed kitten with a large bang of blond hair around the Pantheon for many days. Naturally Ragna, Rika Furude, Shizuo Hewajima, Captain Marvelous, Ryuko and Senketsu, and the Hellsing Organization were smiling for a while.
  • Anakaris was shocked to learn that the parasite Sekhmet was in the pantheon as she was a scourge to his people. He immediately found her within the body of Eliza and naturally went on the attack. However, Anakaris found himself outnumbered by not only the parasite and her host, but also their bodyguards Albus and Horace. The pharaoh now bides his time waiting for the proper moment when he will exterminate the parasite once and for all.
  • As a mummy, Anakaris would often call the help of Anubis to fix some of his mummy wraps if it needs embalming.

    Bloody Marie (Skullgirls
Bloody Marie, Goddess of Undead Children (The Skullgirl, Marie Korbel)
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    Deathstorm 
Deathstorm, God of The Monstrous Undead (Black Lantern Firestorm, "Ronnie Raymond")
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    Leoric 
Leoric, God of Skeletons (The Skeleton King, King Leoric, CAPS LOCK LEORIC, THE MANLIEST HERO WITHOUT TESTICLES)
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    Spinal 
Spinal, God of the Crew of the Undead (Lich King, Warrior God)
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  • Theme Song: Ya Ha Haa, Castle Rooftops, Warlord.
  • Intermediate God
  • Symbol: His Shield, Sword and Mask of The Ancients.
  • Alignment: Neutral Evil, actually True Neutral
  • Portfolio: The Skeletal Pirate Who Leads a Crew of Undead, Being Famous for an Evil Laugh, Ominous Swedish Chanting, Shield Bash, His Skeleport, Being Worshiped as a War God, Death Seeker
  • Domains: Laughing, Skeletons, Shipwrecks, Haunting, Searching Pirates.
  • Allies: Quan Chi, Shinnok, Zobek, Nito, Sadira, Davy Jones, The Kraken, Leoric, Zhaitan.
  • Enemies: Jack Sparrow, Monkey D. Luffy, Jago, B. Orchid.
  • The millennia-undead pirate Spinal travels in search of The Mask of Ancients, a relic that has him under the control of Ultratech. To find it he sails the seas on a large ship and a huge crew of fellow skeletons. When he comes across a wayward ship on his travels he kills all aboard in order to expand his crew. This Crew is the one who sings his song when going to battle.
  • His laugh has been known to disturb quite a few Gods due to the fact that it is creepy and that there should be no physical way from him to do so.
  • Once attempted to take The Throne of Barragan but was stopped by The Grand Alliance of Evil, as they see more use for The King of Hueco Mundo in the position of God of Skeletons; Spinal merely bides his time before he can make his move and take the throne for himself. There are rumors that Spinal was plotting alongside the newer Skeleton God, Leoric, to complete his revenge and oust Barragan, though he did not say anything about how Leoric instead lifted the King as his subordinate.
  • During his travels he has come across many good-aligned pirates and has attempted to slay them both to add to his crew and just on basic pirate principle.
  • The lucky few that make it to Shipwreck Shore, attempting to stop Spinal at the Source, quickly become the Unlucky few as they are attacked by The Kraken who has taken Spinal's port as his home.
  • Surprises many Gods that attempt to use energy attacks on Spinal as his shield can absorb the energy of the attack, increasing Spinal's life force and his ability to use curses on others.
  • Contrary to his appearance, Spinal appears to be a competent sorcerer, with his ability to absorb energy-based projectiles and turn the energy against his opponents, cursing them and sapping their strength to add to Spinal's own.

Lesser Gods

    Chihiro Furuya & Rea Sanka 
Chihiro Furuya and Rea Sanka, Divine Duo of Romances between the Living and the Dead (Rea: The White Witch)
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Chihiro on the left, Rea on the right
  • Lesser Gods
  • Symbol: Hydrangea Leaves
  • Theme Music: Esoragoto
  • Alignment: Neutral Good for Rea, Chaotic Good for Chihiro
  • Portfolio: Love between the living and the undead
  • Domains: Zombies, Love
  • Allies: Rottytops, Emily, The Phantom Thieves of Hearts, Jack Skellington, Hsien-Ko, Sans and Papyrus, Daniel Fortesque, Héctor, Ragna the Bloodedge, Alice the 16th, Luigi, Mako Reizei, Ash Williams, Dr. Olivia Moore, Koume Shirasaki
  • Enemies: Evil deities in the House of Family, especially Ouranos, Bonnie Hood
  • Complicated Relationship with: The Green Flu Survivors, The Ultimis Team, The School Life Club, Rei Miyamoto, Saeko Busujima, Mio Akiyama
  • Foils to: Captain Gregg and Lucy Muir
  • Avoids: The House of Ghosts
  • Chihiro Furuya is high school student with an obsession with zombies, buying zombie movies, video games, and merchandise. He even dreams of having a zombie girlfriend! A few days after his pet cat Babu dies in an accident, Chihiro looks into a manuscript that explains how to make a "Resurrection" (or more accurately, reanimation) potion, and works to create the potion to bring Babu back from the dead. During this period of time, Chihiro would meet and befriend a girl named Rea Sanka, a young girl from a wealthy and famous family who suffered from having her life controlled by her father and was even the object of his incestuous lust, who shows interest in Chihiro's reanimation potion and offers her aid in making it. After hearing his passion for zombies, Rea has Chihiro promised that if she ever became a zombie, he would take care of her, a promise that would end up coming true sooner than expected when Rea drinks the reanimation potion in a failed attempt to commit suicide, before her father accidently kills her by knocking her off a cliff and crashing onto a tree branch mid-fall. From that point onward, Chihiro vows to fulfill his promise to Rea when she comes back to life as a zombie while retaining her mind.
  • After going through many struggles, such as Chihiro attempting to preserve Rea's body and preventing her from succumbing to Horror Hunger (which incidentally gets his heart eaten by Rea, leading him to get an artificial replacement), Chihiro and Rea were offered an invitation to the Pantheon due to the gods showing in their love story and the circumstances behind it. Rea, interested in the offer, accepts immediately with Chihiro agreeing to accompany her. There, they became of the Divine Duo of Romances between the Living and the Dead.
  • To say Chihiro and Rea's relationship within the Pantheon is divisive is quite the understatement. Zombie Apocalypse survivors are disgusted with it, given how they came close to being mauled to death several times by zombies, something that almost happened to Chihiro at one point. Yet at the same time, there are also deities who believe that, even if they don't approve of the circumstances behind the relationship, it's certainly better than Rea's life living under her father's oppressive thumb, especially considering how he sexually abuses her and doesn't give her a normal life.
    • Emily notes that the relationship between the two was no different from how she fell in love with Victor, and also points out how people had wanted her to get married to Victor without actually considering the consequences. She nevertheless does support the two's relationship after seeing just how much Chihiro cares for Rea, being one of the few who does so.
    • Understandably, the pair aren't fond of Ouranus, who reminds them of Rea's father Dan'Ichiro, with the only difference being Ouranus bedded his mother. The fact that he was castrated also reminds the two how Dan'Ichiro tried to castrate him as well. Other deities were disgusted upon hearing Rea's life under her father, seeing him as one of worst parents to have. The fact that he's no longer antagonistic towards Chihiro and is accepting of the two's relationship does nothing to change their minds.
    • Ash Williams is so far the most accepting of the pair among Zombie Apocalypse survivors, though he is a little concerned about Rea's Horror Hunger every now and then after hearing about the incident between her and Chihiro. Dr. Olivia Moore, who is also a Friendly Zombie like Rea, has heard of how Rea can apparently regained her memories eating Chihiro's heart, has offered to teach Rea how gain memories from eating brains.
    • Bonnie Hood is absolutely disgusted with the pair, Rea for being a zombie and Chihiro for loving and protecting her. However, deities in the Pantheon have kept her from making attempts to kill them, including deities who don't like the relationship or are conflicted with it since even they don't like Bonnie Hood.
  • Currently, Rea is staying at a temple in the House of Unliving Beings, either accepting visits from her friends (especially Chihiro) or occasionally leaving to meet her caretaker, with Chihiro being her escort. Currently deities from the House of Plants are gathering Hydrangea Leaves to give to Rea, since the toxins in them are the best source of sustenance for her and deities in the Houses of Science, Magic, and Knowledge are currently researching methods to help Rea avoid succumbing to Horror Hunger again and attacking people, as well as to prevent her body from decaying.
    • There have been attempts from the Pantheon to restore Rea to a living girl again, from Nagato using the Outer Path: Samsara of Heavenly Life Technique, to other deities making a wish to Shenron or Prismo. Some of these attempts don't work at all, either because it's beyond their power or it can only work temporarily. Rea has already gotten used to being a zombie, though she does appreciate other people's efforts to give her a living body and hopes one day they can succeed, admitting she would like to be able to enjoy the sensations other people can experience (such as tasting human food, or feeling hot or cold).
    • During her off-days, Rea tends to scare people as the White Witch by demanding body parts for her to eat in exchange for granting wishes. Jack Skellington does praise her for this, offering to have her taken to Halloween Town and have her take part in the festivities.
    • Rea tends to speak with other undead characters in the Pantheon, such as Rottytops, Hsien-Ko, Sans and Papyrus, Daniel Fortesque, and Héctor. Rea gets along with Rottytops the most as a fellow zombie, since she is one of the few zombies who retains her sanity due to specific circumstances, in her case, by drinking coffee. Rottytops acts as a Cool Big Sis to Rea and promises to help her adapt to life as a zombie. Héctor, as a father, was outraged when he heard about how Rea was treated by her father, making it clear that if it were up to him, Dan'Ichiro would never have over Rea alive or dead again. He does show his support for Chihiro after how he was a good friend to Rea, promising to support him no matter what.
  • Chihiro tends to visit the House of Health and Diseases to check on his artificial heart and blood every now and then, since being bitten by Rea so many times had caused some of the zombie poison to enter his bloodstream and allow him to survive many things that would kill a normal human being, even keeping him alive long enough to get an artificial heart transplant.
  • The young zombie was fascinated by the Phantom Thieves of Hearts after hearing how they make criminal and corrupt authority figures feel remorse for their actions. The Phantom Thieves quickly befriended Rea and Chihiro, letting the former know how if they knew Dan'Ichiro was treating Rea and even threatend to castrate Chihiro just for coming near her, they would have changed his heart as well. Haru finds Rea's struggles similar to her own, but she finds Dan'Ichiro more horrifying due to his lust for his daughter, while Rea is horrified that Haru's father tried to force her to marry an obvious Domestic Abuser.
  • Ironically, despite his passion for zombies, Chihiro is afraid of ghosts and other things involving live horror such as haunted houses. Because of this, he avoids going to the House of Ghosts, though he admits his little sister would have loved to go there. Because of this, Chihiro has earned the friendship of Ragna, Alice, Mako, Luigi, and Mio for their shared fear of ghosts.
    • This irony even extends to Captain Gregg and Lucy Muir's relationship, considering how this couple can be considered a foil to Chihiro and Rea's relationship. Chihiro is among the living with a zombie love interest, while the initially living Lucy has a ghost love interest. While Chihiro does survive and live alongside Rea, Lucy ends up together in death with Gregg. Chihiro, still afraid of ghosts, finds it uncomfortable being near Gregg, even after being reassured he's friendly. Rea is far more accepting of their presence, while Lucy and Gregg feel sympathy for the zombie for the life she had to go through and are happy she at least found someone to care for her.
    • While Mio is willing to talk with Chihiro, she finds Rea absolutely scary, due to her fear of horror stuff. Seeing Rea as a zombie horrifies her and causes her to keep her distance, even after being told that she won't harm her.
  • Koume Shirasaka, as a horror enthusiast, loves Rea for being a zombie. Hearing about how Rea was raised by her father, who also threatened to castrate Chihiro just for being near her, reinforces Koume's discomfort with the living, stating without hesitation that Rea definitely deserves Chihiro far more than she does her father (and the fact that Rea's father is no longer antagonistic towards Chihiro does not change her mind at all). This made her fast friends with Chihiro as she promises to help him take care of Rea.

    Daniel Fortesque 
Sir Daniel Wigginbottom Fortesque IV, God of Undead Eyes (Sir Dan, The Hero of Gallowmere, Target-Face, The Hero Searching for His Legend, A Knight in Search of His Legend)
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  • Lesser God with moments of Intermediate
  • Symbol: The skull emblem on his shield.
  • Theme Song: Medievil Theme, Dan's Crypt and Return to the Graveyard
  • Alignment: Lawful Good
  • Portfolio: Being a skeleton, Lost an eye to an arrow, Coming Back from the Dead, Ripping off his own arm and beating you with it, Weaponizing Fried Chicken, Lots of Weapons, Being Unintelligible, Wielding Steampunk BFGs, Time Travel, Not being as heroic as originally thought.
  • Domains: Law, Good, Combat, Time Travel, Chivalry, Knighthood, Death (in a sense), Cowardice (before death), Courage (after)
  • Heralds: The Gargoyles, King Peregrine, Professor Kift, Kiya, Winston Chapelmount.
  • Allies: Sly Cooper, Bentley, Ratchet, Link, Mr. Satan, Sir Arthur, Artix von Krieger, PaRappa, Jak, Daxter, Sora, Riku, Jack Skellington, Sans and Papyrus, The Skull Knight, Skullomania, Quasimodo
  • Rivals: Colonel Mael Radec
  • Enemies: Zarok, Polygon Man, Jack the Ripper, Needles Kane, Melkor, Nekron, Arthas Menethil, Kel'thuzad, Zhaitan, The Helghast, Vaal Hazak, "Hero Killer" Stain, Them!, The Dahaka
  • Opposes: Caius Ballard
  • Avoids: The Freaks
  • Long ago, in the land of Gallowmere there existed the legend of Sir Daniel Fortesque, a brave knight who led the charge against the evil wizard Zarok and defeated his army at the cost of his own life. His legend would be sung all around the land of Gallowmere and Fortesque was hailed as the savior of the land but the reality was far more different. The truth is that Fortesque was the first to fall in battle, slain by a loose arrow that hit him in the eye and his death was such an embarrasment that King Peregrine had to make up the story to keep up morale. Zarok resurfaced a hundred years later, resurrecting the dead in an effort of enacting his revenge against Gallowmere but that also ended up resurrecting Dan, who then after being taunted for his past failures, set out to defeat Zarok and save Gallowmere. And he ended up succeeding and proving that he indeed was the Savior of Gallowmere
  • His ascension happened after he woke up in a museum displaying his corpse. He seemingly startled the present deities since they were not expecting the skeleton to rise up but to their relief, Fortesque meant no harm. The last thing Dan remembered before resurrecting again was that he was time travelling with his love interest Prince Kiyante but then the details got a bit fussy.
    • The reason he was awarded the title of undead eyes was because of his singular eye being the only flesh he has and the only indication that he is far more benevolent that most of the other undead that were resurrected by Zarok. Considering the similarities to the Hall of Heroes, Daniel was happy to be among several deities to be chosen but considering the very specific and broad nature of the pantheon, he feared that this place wasn't as secured as the Hall of Heroes he knew.
  • Dan is very ashamed of his past as a charlatan and has tried his best to demonstrate that he is indeed a hero. That's why he doesn't take kindly to insults about his actions or everything before his death but so far, the House of Heroes is willing to put aside those differences and hail Dan as the hero he is. Mr. Satan, being the divine Fake Ultimate Hero can certainly relate to the perils of lying about your accomplishments but praised Dan for actually saving the world with his own skills, something that he himself couldn't quite do with Cell. But then again, Fortesque reminded him that he really did indeed save his universe later and in Dan's eye that makes him a hero as well.
    • That said, that backstory did catch the attention of Stain who denounced Fortesque as someone unfit to be on the Hall of Heroes and the title of Sir Knight. He tried to attack and paralyze the skeleton but his lack of blood prevented Stain's quirk from working. Dan fended off the fiend and since then has been wary of Stain.
  • He may be undead, but he is still on the side of good. He actually was the first undead deity to join the GUAG Sacred Knights, which surprised everyone considering one of its leader's hatred for the undead. Artix von Krieger did try to smite Dan but he saw that unlike other undead, Dan was a pretty nice guy all around and accepted him, ironically becoming one of his best buddies in the pantheon believe it or not.
  • Dan was one of the several summoned to fight at Polygon's Man Tournament. There he met several other characters that ended up befriending once they met in a more relaxed enviroment. Together, they seek to take down Polygon Man after they learned of his ascension.
    • Dan ended up crossing paths with the Helghast Colonel Radec, who thought of Fortesque as just someone beneath him and challenged him to a duel. The first time Fortesque emerged victorious and ever since the two held a rather fierce rivalry, Radec having come to respect Fortesque even if he is very dissapointed about his past. That said, the Helghast have tried to eliminate Sir Dan several times since he tended to distract Radec from his duties and being reminded of Zarok's boiler guards, Dan dispatched them without a second thought and has kept at it everytime the Helghast ambush him.
  • He seems to get along with Link given their shared background as adventurers and heroes tasked with saving the world. Link was curious to learn some sword techniques from Dan but considering Fortesque is only able to pull those off thanks to him being a skeleton.
    • Sir Arthur almost tried to kill Dan on sight but too stopped when Fortesque didn't retaliate. He recognized Daniel as a worthy hero and humbly requested to spar with him as a sight of respect from one sir knight to another.
  • He doesn't take kindly to eye jokes, he still a bit sensitive about his missing eye. And please, don't tell him arrow to the knee joke.
  • Naturally opposed to the evil undead, with figures such as Nekron or the Lich King being at the top of the list. Necromancers also tick him off, being tired of always being raised to served them only for those same Necromancers to be slain by them. Kel'thuzad tried to sway Fortesque to his master's side but that ended up failing.
  • One of the tall tales he used to tell was about how he slained several dragons. Now as an undead, while he hasn't gotten himself in any beef with a dragon since he knocked some sense into that dragon from the crystal caves, the Pantheon was home to a wide array of evil dragons. He got involved into a fight with Zhaitan who caused an outbreak near his temple. Another one was Vaal Hazak, who attacked Dan to feast on his remains. The Dragon's abilities luckily didn't work on Fortesque given that, for a lack of a better word, was stripped to the bone and his eye didn't detach either. He narrowly defeated the dragon but as a result was trapped in the Rotten Vale for a while, a place that reminded Dan of the Pool of the Ancient Dead.
  • When Polygon Man tried to start a second round of the Battle Royale, Sir Dan was recruited by Lightning to prevent the round from ever coming to. During this, he and PaRappa (and, later, Jak and Daxter) were tasked with protecting the crystals containing Riku and Sora from Caius Ballard. When the two crystalized deities awoke, Caius changed into his Chaos Bahamut form and attempted to roast Riku with Mega Flare; Dan was able to pull the Keyblade Master to safety just in time.
  • Frequently the victim of trolling and being made fun of, something he suffered a lot from Gargoyle statues but thankfully those are nowhere to be seen here. Dan could never understand how someone like Quasimodo can even stand to leave with them but the hunchback later explained to Fortesque that they aren't mean to him at all. Dan was also glad that Quasimodo was a friendly guy, considering he's been attacked by hunchback people numerous times and he has had a bad experience with them.
  • He never expected to encounter Jack the Ripper again in the pantheon. Fortesque absolutely despises him for being responsible for killing Kiya in one timeline and forcing Dan to travel back in time to save her. However, given that Jack's form is ever changing, the Ripper doesn't remember Fortesque at all and Dan recalls that he used to look like a Freddy Krueger-esque person that could summon meteors (don't ask).
  • Would rather stay away from ants and freakshows, having had some nasty experiences in places like that. For that reason, Them! had tried to eliminate the Sir Knight but failed given Dan's experience in the ant caves. Dan also heard from the Freaks but he rather avoid them altogether even if they pose no threat to him.
  • Given the aforementioned incident involving Kiya and the time travel machine he used to save her and return back to his time got him in trouble with the Time Police. Dan was let go after he proved to not have caused any big changes on the timeline other than getting an extremely rare golden armor. However, this did get him to get stalked by the Dahaka who reminds Dan of the Shadow Demons.
  • He befriended a lot of friendly skeleton deities after he ascended. He and Jack Skellinton found to have a lot in common and often invites Dan to his temple. Papyrus finds it really cool that there is another skelleton knight of justice in the pantheon and looks up to Fortesque as if he were a brother while Sans is just happy Papyrus is making more friends. Then there was the Skull Knight, who praised Fortesque mettle and even if he was aware of his rather embarrassing backstory, he has shown interest on taking Dan under his wing.
  • "I'll show you!"
  • Can also be found at Eye Appearances.

    The Headless Horseman 
The Headless Horseman, The Deified Head-Hunter (The Avenger of Shinjuku, Death, Abraham "Brom Bones" Van Brunt note )
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The Headless Rider atop the King of Currumpaw 

    Hecarim 
Hecarim, God of Non-Human Undead (The Shadow of War)
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  • Lesser God
  • Symbol: His lance
  • Theme Music: Hecarim Login
  • Alignment: Neutral Evil
  • Portfolio: Ghost Centaurs, Lances, Commands a Legion of Undead Riders, Highly Offensive Tactics, Relentless Pursuer, Harbinger of Fear, Lust for War, Most of His Body Is Made Out Of Fire, Hellish Horseman, Used to Be a Man (And a Horse)
  • Domains: Centaurs, Spears, Ghosts, Fear
  • Allies: Mordekaiser, Thresh, Sinestro, War the Horseman
  • Rivals: Defenders of the Ancients
  • Enemies: All of the Equestrian Deities, Chiron, Baine Bloodhoof, Centoria, Ventari
  • Many say that there are really few things what can truly scare off the inhabitants of House of Otherness. That doesn't mean they can't experience fear. One fateful night, a black mist started to rise from the sea, heralded by an army of spectral horsemen. And leading the charge was Hecarim, the ghost centaur himself. After which it was only a matter of time until those below him would run in terror and those who would oppose him to be cut down, with the Shadow of War finally settling for a temple.
  • Besides what you might think, Hecarim wasn't a centaur when he was alive. He was a human who served under the long-fallen Iron Order of knights, during which he was unmatched on horseback. However, he was extremely ambitious and bloodthirsty, that he ended up doing many bad deeds like abandoning his Knight Commander to die for refusing to promote him, and backstabbing Kalista for trying to get between their king's ambition to bring back his wife. Ultimately, Hecarim's manipulation of the king lead to the event what corrupted the Blessed Isles into the place now known as Shadow Isles. However, the corruption eventually catch up to Hecarim, fusing him with his steed and turning him into the spectral knight he is now. However, he has no memories of these events and now is simply a rampaging spirit patrolling the shores of Shadow Isles, killing anyone who would try to reach it.
  • Due of him being extremely violent centaur, he has gained a lot of hate from other centaurs in the Pantheon. However, Hecarim isn't really interested in Lord Tirek. Even though Hecarim isn't really a magic-oriented fighter, he is still keeping his eyes on him.
    • While not a centaur himself, Baine thinks that Hecarim might be some of fusion of the dead spirits of all the centaurs he has faced before.
  • Sometimes when he feels like it, he likes to play ironic music. None of the Equestrian deities approve of it, as it is clear he is playing it as a mockery to them.
    Suffering is magic.
  • As someone who is known to spread fear by the mere mention of his name, Sinestro has grown interest on him. He would have potential to become a Yellow Lantern if he wasn't bound to the Shadow Isles.
  • War the Horseman has grown interest on him due of his moniker.
  • If Hecarim would ever decide to hunt you down, be afraid. He is fairly fast and actually gets stronger if he gets faster. He can keep on attacking one target for a long time as long as he keeps the momentum going, has a damaging field spell what can also heal with based on damage dealt within the field and can not only leap over obstacles, but phase through walls.
  • Break their ranks and ride them down without mercy. Crush the living and feast on their terror.

    Hsien-Ko 
Hsien-Ko, Goddess of Jiang-Shi (Lei-Lei)
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    Sans and Papyrus 
Sans and Papyrus, Patron Saints of Friendly Skeletons (Both: The Skeletons, The Skeleton Brothers, The Skelebros, The Font Brothers | Papyrus: The Great Papyrus, CoolSkeleton95, Pap, Papy, that very famous Royal Guardsman, Unparalleled Spaghettore, Head of the Royal Guard | Sans: Comic Sans, Lazybones, Sansy, The Easiest Enemy)
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  • Demigod (Sans), Lesser (Papyrus) Sans is actually an Intermediate God who is capable of going toe-to-toe with deities far above his own rank, including Frisk at peak determination. He's just pretending to be a Demigod both for his brother’s sake and because he doesn’t want people to know how strong he really is.
  • Symbol: A plate of spaghetti (Papyrus), a bottle of ketchup (Sans); alternatively, their respective faces
  • Theme Music
  • Alignment: Chaotic Good (Sans), Neutral Good (Papyrus)
  • Portfolio:
  • Domains:
    • Both: Speech, Friendship, Skeletons
    • Sans: Comedy, Laziness, Science, Judgement, Karma, Punishment
    • Papyrus: Ego, Puzzles
  • Allies:
  • Rivals: Deadpool, Nefarian (Sans only)
  • Enemies:
  • Opposes:
  • Odd Relationships: Bloody Marie, W. D. Gaster
  • Respect: Leoric, Nito
  • Good Counterpart to: Skeletor (Papyrus)
  • Conflicting Opinions: Lord Hater and Commander Peepers (Papyrus is outright friendly with them, while Sans is VERY wary of them but will team up with them under specific circumstances)
  • Pitied by: ICEY(Sans Only)
  • The pair just showed up in the Pantheon one day and...asserted themselves. Nobody knows where they came from or what exactly they are, but they seem to spend most of their time in their temple.
  • Sans in particular likes to greet other deities by saying "You. Don't you know how to greet a new pal?" and proceeds to offer them his hand to shake… only to have them set off a whoopie cushion that he was holding. Nobody knows how he does that, nor do they really question it.
  • The only thing that Sans doesn't slack off on is practical jokes. He will play pranks on everyone and anyone he can. That said, due to the sheer number of meals that have been ruined by excess toppings on his part the House of Food is very wary of his presence.
  • Papyrus meanwhile has a great love for puzzles and spaghetti. Specifically, he loves creating puzzles for others to solve (even if they're not very difficult) and cooking spaghetti (even if it isn't very edible). He often invites Professor Layton to solve his puzzles, even if they are easy enough a child could solve them.
  • They get along quite well with other skeleton deities in the Pantheon, namely Clinkz and Sir Daniel (both of whom Papyrus sees as great - though not as great as him! - trainers).
    • Leoric approached them not long after their ascension and demanded their submission to his army. They clarifed that they weren't actually undead, merely magical beings (monsters) with a skeletal appearance. They still pay their respects to him as God of Skeletons, though they don't want any part of his goals.
  • Papyrus is GREAT friends with Kamina, as the two have bonded over boasting about how amazing the former is.
  • Due to his countless experiences in his homeplane, Sans holds a very special disdain for anyone who kills without consideration.
    • He hates Ex for this reason, as the AI uses his abilities to do just this.
  • Sans has been seen hanging out with The Doctor and Dr. Emmet Brown recently. He's actually had lunch at Grillby's with them and they genuinely enjoy each other's company. Rumors have spread about his intentions in spending time with two of the Pantheon's foremost experts of Time Travel, but none have been confirmed nor denied by the trio.
  • Sans knows that he is a game character, and so tends to get along with other deities who are also aware of their fictitious status. He sees Deadpool as a violent loonie and Nefarian as a wannabe conqueror. When it comes to Neptune, on the other hand, he's not quite sure what to think of her. On one hand, she kills monsters on a regular basis, but on the other hand, said monsters aren't like him or his brother and she does it to protect her followers from them, because they are truly vicious and malevolent creatures. Also, she has a lot in common with both him and his brother, wich makes Sans's opinion about her even more conflicted. Whenever they meet, they usually get along well and she doesn't do anything bad or malicious. They all get into contests to see who can stack the most 'dogs on other people's heads.
  • Sans is highly distrustful of any sentient and/or talking flowers due to what happened last time.
    • Papyrus, meanwhile, is willing to give everyone and everything a chance to be his friend. This puts him on good terms with Fluttershy, even though he startles her every time they meet.
  • Both are big fans of Skulduggery Pleasant, so when they finally got to meet him in-person, there was quite a bit of fan-boying (mostly from Papyrus).
  • Sans has found a kindred spirit in Yu Narukami, as both are very protective brothers, thus he asked him to treat Papyrus well.
    • Yu proceeded to not only befriend Papyrus but to quickly max his Social Link, ultimately culminating with with the latter misinterpreting something the former said as flirting and thus assuming that he wanted to date him. Yu cleared up the confusion, of course, but not before being told the following:
    Papyrus: "Human, I.…I'm sorry. But I can not return your feelings. I apologize for forcing you to fall deeper into your love for me!"
  • Sans has encountered Terumi. They don't see eye-to-eye-socket on the nature of trolling others. Papyrus still wants Sans to move his sock, though.
  • Bloody Marie has a weird relationship with the brothers. Their first meeting was awkward, at best. While she finds Papyrus endearing and is more than willing to be his friend, she hates Sans' tendency to make puns at her expense. At the very least, she's happy that neither of them are interested in the Skull Heart.
  • They also met Gravelord Nito. According to Sans, it was pretty nito. (Much to Papyrus's chagrin)
    • While they were in Lordran visiting Nito, the pair also happened to meet Solaire of Astora. He and Papyrus naturally became instant pals, and Papyrus is interested in sharing the benefits of JOLLY COOPERATION with everyone back home. Sans, meanwhile, quietly met with Gwyndolin and became an honorary Blade of the Darkmoon. Though he doesn't have any position on the cycle of Light and Dark, dunking on sinners is pretty much the only job he takes seriously, so he figured "why not?"
  • Many of the other deities in this House swear they can sometimes hear a cacophony originating from the Brothers' residence. When questioned, the pair just shrug and say that were bored.
  • According to some deities, there exists an alternate timeline where it was Papyrus who decided to confront the Fallen Human as a last obstacle instead of Sans.
    • When asked about it, Papyrus just shrugs and offers the questioner some spaghetti.
  • Both brothers are on good terms with Brook, Sans in particular often times has jam sessions with the skeletal pirate. He's really good at playing the trombone, as Papyrus can attest.
    Papyrus: SANS! STOP PLAGUING MY LIFE WITH INCIDENTAL MUSIC!
  • Many gods mistakenly assume their quirks mean they're not dangerous if forced into combat, but they'd be wrong. Papyrus is deceptively strong for his personality, can manipulate gravity and can beat less agile foes even if he's entirely distracted by something, and the less said about what happens if you get Sans to act, the better.
    • Well, okay, let's talk about it. Sans is may or may not be a greater god for a reason. He doesn't necessarily have to fight to win, he fights to make the other guy give up using cheap tricks, sneak attacks, and moves that break the fundamental "rules" of combat in his world (which those who engage him are forced to deal with), one of his strangest powers is his ability to weaponize negative karma to literally eat away at someone comparative to the sin they've committed. This is even moreso since he doesn't lose his memories after killing a god because they revive instead of LOAD, meaning he can keep catching them out instead of unknowingly recycling attacks. So in short, while beatable, Sans usually deters those who aren't determined enough to survive multiple frustrating deaths, something a lot of villains are not. At least not enough to bother with him for too long; there's determination, and there's plain old stubbornness to not see a very costly cause. Also, karma manipulation and his temporal-proof memory aren't his only powers. Like his brother, he can partially manipulate gravity. Plus, he can teleport, he can use magic, he has limited time-manipulation powers, he can use the fourth wall against you, ect...
  • They were both happy to hear that Toriel had ascended to the Pantheon, or at least Sans was, Papyrus was less than thrilled after they subjected him to ten straight minutes of puns. Sans isn't sure how to feel about the rumors that have sprung up about his relationship with Toriel, but assures with a shrug they're just friends. That said, someone threatening to tell Toriel the truth about Flowey is one of the few things that puts him on the fast track to giving them a bad time, even if they're not the kind of omnicidal loons he normally breaks his apathy for.
  • When they were informed that Frisk had ascended, Papyrus was quick to run to the house in which they had been assigned, excitedly "Nyeh heh heh"-ing throughout. Sans was more chill about it, but they have been happily reunited. The three went for Nice Cream to catch up on things.
    • And should any villain attempt to harm/torture the child or otherwise try and force them to abandon their ideals, they're gonna have a very, very bad time.
  • Upon hearing about Luffy and Ace, especially about their tale of how Ace died, Sans actually felt a good amount of pity for the duo, seeing as he also tries to keep his brother alive despite being in fear of a possible timeline reset. He has offered to join them (along with other brothers,) to help keep them all safe, which they all happily accepted. Luffy even picked up the habit of calling Akainu a "dirty brother killer."
    • Papyrus was thrilled to see Sans so passionate about protecting something, that he joined to show support for him. He was less excited when he found Sans and Ace sleeping in a standing position at random Pantheon points, but still hung over them to protect them himself.
      • Undyne, upon finding out about this, more or less went straight to Luffy and Ace and declared that she'll be the team mom who will protect them. They were more than happy to have her aboard.
  • One day, Isaac showed up at the exit to the Ruins instead of Frisk. While he was confused at first, he slowly but surely realized what happened to the Human Child. Cue Paranoia Fuel as Sans went straight into the Basement and saved Frisk. During this time, Papyrus helped keep Isaac company, and he, along with Sans, help Isaac navigate through his basement from time to time.
  • Papyrus met with the Avatars of Friendship and helps them on their rounds in befriending others from time to time. However, he accidentally questioned them on the subject of "The Friendship Asylum", causing the group (minus Steven Universe, who arrived later) to burst into tears and anger over such a traumatic experience. He has since learned to never ask about what happened.
  • Papyrus ascended into the GUAG Sacred Knights after surviving the deadliest challenge there: surviving Artix von Krieger's unholy love to smite the undead. It took Papyrus's gravity powers to immobilize Artix, but he desire to not kill Artix is what proved his worth. It also helps that Sir Daniel Fortesque (another Undead Knight) is also in the ranks so Papyrus has company.
  • No, he's not related to Ness. The next person who brings it up will have a bad time.
    • The theory that he and Papyrus are two halves of Gaster, though? He's just keeping silent on the matter, and Papyrus is just (or perhaps feigns he is) oblivious.
  • Sans's Hidden Depths are so deep, it's thought that only the Main House knows the true extent of them. His past is a mystery to everyone, he seems to have at least associations with nearly every god who's not completely irredeemable (almost every conversation when Sans comes up involves a "you know him too?") And his knowledge of things well beyond the scope of even his true rank boggles the mind. It's often thought that despite not being a time traveler himself, he already knows how events will play out all the way to the final battle between good and evil, which is why he's still apathetic unless something really threatens to throw off the natural balance of what should happen.
  • Surprisingly, Papyrus gets along swimmingly with Lord Hater, citing him as the other cool looking skeleton. They are often seen dressing up and trying to out do each other in terms of looking stylish. However, Hater isn't interested in him constantly trying to say he could be a good person, but that isn't enough to keep him from hanging out with the eager to please the skeleton.
    • Sans, unsurprisingly, is keeping a watchful eye on Hater and promises that he will not enjoy what happens if he hurts Papyrus. He's willing to cut Peeper's SOME slack, as while he is still a villain, at least he doesn't want to have a body count in innocent lives or cause destruction (as that will leave nothing left to conquer later). He's also interested with the idea of teaming up with them in case they decide that Terumi has gone too far down a genocidal path in the Pantheon.
    • Wander, on the other hand, gets along swimmingly with the two of them, especially Papyrus as he reminds Wander a bit of Lord Hater.
  • Papyrus may or may not have the ability to use his brother's signature Gaster Blasters if what Papyrus has mentioned to others regarding his special attack is to be believed. Papyrus prefers not to comment further on the matter and his brother isn't saying anything either.
  • Many in the Pantheon were stunned to find what appeared to be Sans competing in the fifth Smash tournament. As it turned out, it was just a Mii wearing a costume of him. Sans apparently did get an invitation to join the tournament, but just couldn't be bothered to commit to the physical regiment the tournament required.

Demigods

    The Dancing Skeletons 
The Dancing Skeletons, Deities of Dancing Undead and Xylobones
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  • Theme Song: The Skeleton Dance, though they're usually associated with Spooky Scary Skeletons (Undead Tombstone Remix) by Andrew Gold
  • Demigods
  • Symbol: Femurs hitting ribcages
  • Alignment: True Neutral
  • Portfolio: Dem Bones, Mime and Music-Only Cartoon, Just Want To Have Fun Though Some Are Pricks, The Dead Can Dance, Xylophones for Walking Bones, Uses Their Bones As Instruments, Rubber Hose Bones, Mickey Mousing
  • Domains: Cartoons, Skeletons, Comedy, Dancing, Music, Bones
  • Allies: Jack Skellington, Sans and Papyrus, Lord Death, Death(Regular Show), Grim, Hector, Ember McClain, Brook, Karthus, Amigo, Lord Raptor, Marceline Abadeer, Erma Williams
  • On good terms with: Night-related deities (Princess Luna, Nightmare Moon, Selene, Nox)
  • Enemies: Nekron and the Grand United Alliance of Destruction, The Grand Duke of Owls, Dhuum, Chernabog
  • Avoids: Deities who control the day
  • During the day, the dead stay in their graves. But during the night, the skeletons get out of their grave and dance. They can use their bones in playful manners, most notably ribcages as makeshift xylophones. These spooky scary skeletons were the first of the Silly Symphonies.
  • Though they appeared in a short and never spoke, their charm and merriment was an iconic moment in animation. It's actually a reference to the danse macabre. They were very happy to learn there was another skeletal entertainer, Brook, in the House of Music. The skeletons now serve as Brook's back-up singers.
  • Stand up for the argument that "dead lives matter" and Dark Is Not Evil. They work to give the undead a better name, and perform for living deities that enter. Sans and Papyrus consider them to be really fun and have joined them in the dance. Only during the night however, as during the day they sleep.
  • As they are only active during the night, they avoid any day-related deity. Instead, they prefer to be under the cover of night and moon-related deities. The big exception to this is Chernabog, who's own views on ghoulish entertainment is corruption and acts of evil. He betrays the night, in their eyes.
  • They don't like Nekron, and Nekron doesn't like them. Nekron is of the belief that death is a silence and peace that all must undergo, and finds the Dancing Skeletons to be an insult to death. The Dancing Skeletons in turn see Nekron as a cosmic killjoy who gives the undead a bad name, and they don't want everyone to die. They are afraid his herald might control them with his Black Lantern powers, though even Black Hand sometimes joins in with their merriment. He actually seems to like them.
  • Some of the evil undead do get along with the Dancing Skeletons, such as Lord Raptor who loves rocking out with them. Of course, this could be because some of the skeletons are assholes like one who used a cat as a violin. Karthus' positive attributes are shown whenever he hangs out with them, treating them with the upmost respect. Sometimes they get to come to Pentakill concerts.
  • Jack Skellington was the exact kind of "skele-bro" they were fond of. He's an excellent host, and they feel at home in Halloweentown. Unlike Nekron, reapers Lord Death, Grim and the Death of Regular Show enjoyed them. Dhuum, on the other hand, hates the fact that they're undead and don't just stay in their graves like everyone who died is supposed to(according to him, of course).
  • Don't like owls, as they tend to spook them. One of them threw their skull at an owl to get it to quit hooing. The Grand Duke of Owls spooked many of them, and while they do like the idea of a night that never ends they don't like the idea of an evil owl bringing it forth.
  • Marceline has joined in their fun, and introduced rock and roll. Being from 1929, it wasn't something they knew about, but it was something that really caught on with them. As did Amigo, who livened up the place. Jack O'Lantern tried to get in, but they had already sided with Jack Skellington and opposed his efforts. Also, his pranks were pretty cruel, though some of them thought they were Actually Pretty Funny. Hector and Ember McClain get along with them as well.
  • Off-duty Guardians, when given the opportunity in the dead of night, also join in with the Dancing Skeletons. Despite their looks, they're actually liches. Of course, the Guardians who wield Solar abilities are mindful to hide them when accompanying them.


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