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    Himura Kenshin 
Himura Kenshin, God of Technical Pacifism (Hitokiri Battousai, Battousai the Manslayer)

    Optimus Prime 
Optimus Prime, God of Transforming Mecha and Martial Pacifists (Convoy, Commander Convoy, Fire Convoy, Armada Convoy, Grand Convoy, Galaxy Convoy, Orion Pax, Prime, The Last of the Primes, 10-22, Optimus Maximus, Optimus Primal, Optronix)
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  • Greater God
  • Symbol: The Autobot insignia (Either the original, or Generation Two model.)
  • Theme Song: What I've Done by Linkin Park, "The Touch", "Optimus" (when things get serious)
  • Alignment: Lawful Good (Lawful Evil in his Shattered Glass form)
  • Portfolio: Leader of the Autobots, Humongous Mecha, Fought Against the Decepticons for Four Million Years, Transforms into a Tractor Trailer, The Ace, A Really Gentle Giant Robot, Nice Guy, Beware the Nice Ones, Martial Pacifist, Shell-Shocked Veteran, A Father to His Men
  • Domains: Motor Vehicles, Robots, Transformations, Courage, Leadership, Death
  • Heralds: Ultra Magnus (his appointed successor), Alpha Trion (his mentor), Ironhide (his bodyguard and closest friend), Prowl (his strategist), Optimus Primal (an Alternate Universe counterpart)
  • High Priest: Raideen
  • Followers: The Machine Robos, Leader-1 & Cy-Kill
  • Allies:
  • Friendly Rivalry: Amuro Ray
  • Enemies:
  • Opposes: Zechs Merquise
  • Complicated Relationship: Michael Bay, Misato Katsuragi, Godzilla
  • Millions of years ago, on a distant planet called Cybertron, a brutal civil war was waged between two factions of sentient robotic lifeforms; the Autobots and the Decepticons. Their conflict lasted for countless eons, with many of the planet's population becoming involved, including an Autobot by the name of Orion Pax. Whether he started out as a lowly dock worker, or a clerk in Iacon's Hall of Records, or a rogue cop, one thing was for certain; his fate became entangled with that of a former gladiator turned revolutionary named Megatron. Thus, either by injury or rite, Orion was christened Optimus Prime and became the supreme commander of the Autobots, leading them in the battle to destroy the evil forces of the Decepticons.
    • This war eventually led to the Pantheon, where after a brief firefight, Cosmos and Melkor approached Optimus and Megatron respectively and offered them a place in the Grand United Alliance of Good/Evil. As per tradition, Optimus sided with Cosmos. He has come to respect the Goddess of Good, and has worked closely with her to achieve peace and prosperity for not just the Pantheon, but for all the worlds. After all, freedom is the right of all sentient beings.
  • For a time, the only Autobots stationed in the Pantheon besides Optimus were Bumblebee, Grimlock and his fellow Dinobots. While they managed to hold their own for a time against Megatron, Prime knew they would be quickly overwhelmed, so he sent a distress signal to Cybertron, requesting back up as soon as possible. Help soon came in the form of Ultra Magnus, who brought with him a small strike force of Autobots and Maximals with him to drive off the Decepticon forces that had previously outnumbered them. Once the battle ended, Jazz, Blaster, Dinobot, Rattrap, Hot Rod, Kup, Drift, Nightscream, and Magnus himself, were appointed as gods and heralds in the Pantheon, with Magnus becoming Primes' own herald. The pair often discuss matters of keeping the peace, and treat each other as brothers. Later on, Alpha Trion, one of the oldest living Transformers and recordskeeper of the Primes would be brought into the fold as well to monitor Prime's activity in the Pantheon and to converse with Primus on Optimus's behalf. Prime has absolute faith in him. After all, in several continuities Alpha Trion was responsible for making him a Prime. Finally, he's also elected his best friend Ironhide to the position of herald to replace Ultra Magnus and Prowl to continue his role as a strategist for the Autobot cause (and also to keep an eye on him following some 'questionable' moral decisions on his part).
  • Prime's descendant, the Maximal commander Optimus Primal serves as one of his less personal heralds, alongside his high priest, the Super Robot known as Raideen. While both have aided the Autobots in their ongoing struggles, Prime was a little disappointed with Primal's descent into religious extremism when fighting the Vehicons, as opposed to the more fair-minded and reasonable leader he was during the Beast Wars. Still, he was thankful for having his life saved by Primal when his version of Megatron attempted to rewrite history and kill Prime.
    • Things got particularly weird when the House of Time and Space discovered an alternate Beast Wars timeline where Optimus Primal - now transforming into a bat - was in fact, the original Optimus Prime in a new body. The pair treat it as a fascinating experiment but both agreed that Prime will remain a truck and Primal a primate.
  • As a Transformer, and a well-known one at that, Optimus has taken on many different forms, which he can freely change into in the Pantheon to take advantage of their perks, his primary one being a red and blue White Freightliner WFT-8664T cabover semi-trailer truck. Sometimes he's a fire truck that can combine with Ultra Magnus or Jetfire, other times, he can use the Minicons, become a Megazord-esque Powerlinx combiner, wield the cyber planet keys, occasionally uses Magnus's war hammer, or Star Saber. All these bodies can transform into trucks still but all of them have proven to be incredibly useful on the battlefield.
    • While a patient individual, if Optimus is pushed too far, he'll take on the appearance of his alternate universe self; a corrupt and sadistic tyrant who rules over Cybertron with his army of evil Autobots. He may appear to be a calm and collective individual but one must be extremely careful. Taking on the Shattered Glass Optimus is akin to dancing with the devil.
  • Prime quickly became allies with Mata Nui and the Toa, to aid them against the threat of the Makuta. It was through this alliance that he was introduced to Saint Jeanne d'Arc and Sieg, who viewed him as a paragon for the inherent goodness of all of life and the values they must uphold. Despite Jeanne being part of the GUAL, Prime knows she has the best interests for everyone in mind. Jeanne in turn then introduced Artoria Pendragon and Shirou Emiya to Optimus and they ended up liking him as well, often joining him on council meetings. Optimus though was saddened that Saber had great regrets for not being there so much for her kingdom to the point of wanting to undo her rule and Shirou is desperate to help and save everyone due to his severe Survivor's Guilt weighing him down his entire life. Optimus though assured them respectively that Artoria does not need to be burdened by her kingly duties and start being human again and Shirou has saved enough people that he needs to leave it to others and focus on protecting his loved ones instead.
  • Not even Optimus is immune to death. He's met his maker - both literally and figuratively - on numerous ocassions. Some of these deaths, like being gunned down by Megatron, were certainly more dignified than committing suicide after "cheating" in a video game world. In fact, it's gotten to the point where he's actually become immune to permanent death, with some of his comrades treating it as a minor inconvenience.
  • Before anyone asks, yes. He's got both the touch ''and'' the power. Yeah! And when all hell is breaking loose, he shall be riding the eye of the storm. The song only plays in dire situations, and when it does, pray you're on Optimus's good side. He will wipe out anyone who dares cross his path.
  • One day, Optimus Stopped Megatron from killing Tony Stark and Heero Yuy, but in doing so further escalated things into an event that threatened to divide all gods associated with the House of Technology into one of two sides. Fortunately, cooler heads prevailed, and the House keeps a relative peace.
  • Optimus Prime's greatest weakness is his sense of nobility and honour. If an adversary claims to have had a change of heart and discovered inner goodness, Prime will fall for it almost every single time. The GUAE has taken advantage of this, and often try to dupe him into letting down his guard. But that isn't to say he's stupid. Far from it. Optimus is a quick learner, and with so many enemies in the Pantheon, he's well on his guard.
  • Despite his appreciation for humans, there are several in the Pantheon whom Optimus has become enemies with. In particular, he distrusts Dr. Albert Wily, Ivo 'Eggman' Robotnik, Professor Hojo not only for their inhumane experiments, but also for reminding him of the Decepticon-aligned scientist Dr. Arkeville. Doesn't help that Hojo has attempted to send some of his neighbours, the android Cell and Indominus rex after the Autobot leader. Optimus held them off, but afterwards, he allied himself to both Mega Man and X to aid them against Wily's Robot Masters.
  • Optimus was amazed by the multitude of human-piloted mechas found throughout the Multiverse, ranging from the Mobile Suits, Zords and Evangelions. He quickly aligned himself and the Autobots with the ascended Sentai, Power Rangers, Gundam and Eva pilots, along with the Kamen Riders, due to all sharing a similar sense of justice and duty. It has however led to him opposing the Lightning Count, Zech Merquise, due to butting heads with the Sixth Ranger Tommy Oliver, and Misato Katsuragi, due to her treatment to Eva pilot Shinji Ikari, who Optimus has begun treating like a son.
    • Despite being a giant humanoid-looking lifeform, Optimus and the other Cybertronians are not titans. They had to get that cleared up when Eren Yeager attacked them. After a very humiliating defeat on Eren's part, the Autobots declared partnership with the remnants of humanity, vowing to aid them in the fight against the Titans. Progress has been going well, though Annie Leonhart has considered ascending her comrade Reiner Braun, the Armoured Titan to deal with the Transformers.
  • As their philosophies and colour schemes are not dissimilar, he gets along well with both Captain America and Superman, with the former having met the Autobot leader on previous engagements. They get together frequently, discussing matters of spreading peace throughout the Pantheon and how to best defeat the GUAE.
  • Regrets not being able to join Madoka at the regular "Savior's Tea Parties" due to the fact that as a robot, well, he can't drink tea even if he wanted to.
  • Though perfectly content as a Greater God, Optimus's reputation went up after it was revealed that he is the 13th Prime, who took mortal form to guide and inspire the children of Primus. But even with this in mind, Prime remains humble about it, and tries his best to not let it get to his head.
  • Optimus is a pacifist at heart. He hates bloodshed, but even he understands that sometimes, war is the only path to achieving peace. Every death on his watch weights heavily on him, but this just makes him fight with more fervour. Unfortunately, his desire to protect every living being has caused him to but heads with the leaders of the other alliances, who view his methods to be too detrimental to their own ideals.
  • Optimus is considered by many to be the god most protective of those weaker than him in the entire Pantheon. In his multi-million year war against the Decepticons, he's seen countless sentient species extinguished, and he's sworn to never let that happen again on his watch. Hurting someone under his protection, especially a human, is to incur his wrath. To anyone who dares to do such a thing, well... Sucks to be you. Megatron learned this the hard way and, needless to say, he was lucky to survive it.
  • Has a strong friendship with Jean-Luc Picard. They practically share the same philosophy, and both are leaders who put their subordinates' lives first and foremost, so their relationship is based on deep mutual respect and admiration. One can often see Optimus and Jean-Luc having a nice cup of Energon and Earl-Grey tea together, respectively, and when danger threatens the pantheon, they both unite in giving tear-inducing speeches of supreme inspirational capability. Rumors has it, when no one is looking, Jean-Luc likes to ride Optimus into space.
  • While the Autobots and Maximal forces stationed in the Pantheon have proven to be quite resilient, Optimus has found himself approached by additional allies, some of whom being organic in origin. Gunvolt and The Guardians became fast allies with the Autobots, both supporting Prime's ideals considering how much conflict they've dealt with in both their home universes.
    • In Gunvolt's case, his war revolved around the hatred between humanity and the dangerously powerful Adepts. While still a hitman - at the age of fourteen, no less - Jazz has described Gunvolt to be a good person, and noted the similarities between his dream of an ideal world and Prime's own virtues. Prime has offered to help in whatever way he can, to which the young hitman accepted.
    • As for The Guardians, Optimus reached out to them to aid in their fight to protect the last of humanity against time travelling killing machines, space pirates and omnicidal undead cults. They appreciate the assistance, but the alliance displeased the Vex, Oryx and the Eliksni, who quickly designated the Autobots as their enemies.
  • He has a mixed relationship with Michael Bay over his film adaptations of the Cybertronian war. While he appreciates the fact that these stories are being enjoyed by a new generation, there are certain practices Optimus objects to, such as the objectification of human females and the overuse of explosions. He is also a bit of embarrassed of people telling him to aim for the head of his opponents whenever he goes into combat.
  • Optimus was shocked to learn that Prowl, one of his most trusted lieutenants, defected from the Autobots in at least one universe. An extra punch to the gut is that in in another universe, Prowl sacrificed himself to save his leader. It only made it worse when Cosmos learned that Prowl forced Prime, Sunstreaker, Mirage and Ironhide into becoming the Combiner Optimus Maximus, whose battles with Devastator helped cement a negative reputation for all Cybertronians. While he can't combine in the Pantheon, Prime doesn't even want to bring it up, especially since a piece of his former Lieutenant's mind lingers in him.
  • Having dealt with Planet Destroyers such as Unicron and Galactus, Optimus came to despise Gendo Ikari and Kamen Rider Evol as both could potentially destroy Cybertron as well as the Pantheon in general. He also sees Regime Superman as a reminder to never, ever be his Shattered Glass incarnation. For their part, Evolto might not have much of an opinion on Cybertronians, but he would like to have a chance at destroying Cybertron himself while Regime Superman sees Prime as naive to keep believing in heroics.
  • Optimus once fought against Amuro Ray in a battle simulation set up by Wiz and Boomstick. While he dislikes the idea of fighting a fellow hero and peacekeeper, he fought the White Devil to the best of his ability out of respect for his opponent. The fight ended with Amuro being killed by a point-blank blasted from the Matrix. Optimus did compliment the pilot for forcing him to use said Matrix, however, and this was with an outdated mech, the RX-78-2 Gundam. The two have given Wiz and Boomstick crap about the simulation, though it did allow them the chance to upgrade their weapons, armour and skills.
  • He's wary around Godzilla, not just because of the Kaiju's devastating power, but also for taking a bite out of him like Scruff McGruff takes a bite out of crime. Still, he's proven to be a valuable ally, especially against threats like Ghidorah, Biollante and Gigan.
  • Also a member of the Wizard Trio of Machinery and Technology.
  • "Till all are one."

Intermediate Gods

    Amon (The Legend of Korra
Amon, Ruler of the Divine Anti-Magical Faction (The Solution, Noatak)
  • Intermediate God
  • Symbol: The Equalist symbol
  • Alignment: Lawful Evil (views himself as Lawful Good)
  • Portfolio: Muggle Power, Villain with Good Publicity, Breaking Speeches, Terrorism for a Cause, He Has a Plan, Becoming More Oppressive Than His Enemies, Genius Bruiser, Visionary Villain, Pragmatism, Creepy Monotone, Using Jerks as His First Victims, Boomerang Bigot, Tragic Bigot
  • Domains: Equality, Non-Magic, Society, Hypocrisy (Though apparently aware of it)
  • Followers: The Huntsclan
  • Allies: Anti-Mage, Syndrome
  • Enemies: Avatar Korra, Asami Sato, Tenzin, Lin Beifong, Katara, Appa, Momo, Naga and Pabu, Touta Konoe, Greed, Twilight Sparkle, Starlight Glimmer, all Benders in the Pantheon, the entire House of Magic and Sorcery, Embryo
  • Respected Enemies: Avatar Aang, Dr. Light, Dr. Wily
  • Opposes: Ghetsis Harmonia, Orihime Inoue, Fairy Leviathan, Mega Man, X, Zero
  • Opposed by: The Wonderful 100
  • Feared by: Bender
  • It was originally Ghetsis who stuck his neck out for Amon to ensure that the latter ascended. Ghetsis noticed similarities in his goals and Amon's goals, especially after learning that Amon was secretly a waterbender. He had assumed that Amon had ulterior motives much like himself.
    • This was not the case, as Ghetsis found out. Amon sincerely believes his own rhetoric, which bored Ghetsis. Ghetsis also reminded Amon very much of his own, horribly abusive father. The two now have a bitter hatred for one another.
  • Amon, seeing life in the Pantheon as a second chance, has decided to hold off on the "equalizing" for the time being. At least, until the opportune moment — he'd still like to just de-bend every single bender in the Pantheon, as his belief in his own rhetoric that bending is the root of the world's problems has not rested. By extension, practitioners of magic in other worlds are just as bad.
    • Unfortunately for him, the presence of multiple Avatars in the Pantheon makes his de-bending a moot point, as do certain powers from the likes of Orihime Inoue and the Dragon Balls, all of which can restore bending. The Avatars have also amassed a few allies from other worlds that are ready to stand against him as well.
    • He holds a special distaste for Avatar Korra, but has a strange reverence for Avatar Aang, seeing as he can also remove bending, specifically from Amon's own father. Despite his hatred for Korra, he sent a transmission to his Equalist remnants approving of her and Asami's relationship.
  • Amon has tried to tell others his story of being a simple Farm Boy who was scarred by a firebender, but too many of the gods are already aware of his true nature. It did not help that Korra helped get the word out to the other gods prior to Amon's ascension.
  • Due to similar objectives, Amon and Anti-Mage have decided to work together. Though it is unknown if Anti-Mage is aware that Amon is a bender.
  • Is now feared by Bender due to a misunderstanding.
  • Amon is sometimes asked if he has any hobbies that don't relate to his agenda. He's mentioned trying his hand at comedy on different occasions.
  • The Wonderful 100 find that Amon reminds them of Jergingha (it's the voice). Upon learning what he's done, Amon has been made an enemy of the CENTINELS.
  • Is rumored by Varrick to be a zombie, as part of an advertising stunt for one of his latest movers. Amon ignores this.
  • While Twilight Sparkle is naturally Amon's enemy as she's (used to be but the point still stands) in the House of Magic, the rest of the Mane Six don't like him either, as his ideals and hypocrisy remind them too much of Starlight Glimmer. It probably doesn't help that both of them had rather tragic reasons for becoming who they are, and Starlight is now on the path of redemption while Amon, despite having a worse past than her, simply escaped with his brother Tarrlok, who decided to do the redemption by blowing up their mortal selves. Starlight herself has also voiced her disapproval of Amon, to which he retorted that unlike her, he's faithful to his cause of equality to the end. While Starlight agrees that may be true, she now sees that they were both ultimately wrong in their actions.
  • Has joined forces with his former follower, Syndrome.
  • Since Fairy Leviathan's ascension he's become offended with her habit of challenging Korra and Katara to underwater contest battles. He's also not a fan of Mega Man, X, or Zero for all being androids who can grow their powers in ways that harness the elements similar to benders, making them akin to manufactured pseudo-Avatars. He is impressed at Dr. Light and Dr. Wily for being normal humans capable of creating such beings, but otherwise dislikes the fact that they basically started their world's mess.

Equinox, God of The Inability To Understand Moral Absolutes (Equinox Prime, Equinox's Hatred)
Base Equinox
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  • Intermediate God (Greater God in his hatred aspect, Overdeity as Equinox Prime)
  • Symbol: A yin-yang symbol with a yellow and black dot
  • Alignment: Stupid Neutral, before devolving into Omnicidal Neutral (Chaotic Evil for his Hatred)
  • Portfolio: Unique To The Show But Is Similar To Libra, Illogical Enforcement Of the Balance of Good and Evil (Well, Order And Chaos As He Sees It), Knight of Cerebus, Grey-and-Gray Insanity, Kung-Fu Wizard, Wields Order And Chaos Magic And Is Driven Mad By It, becomes an Omnicidal Maniac, Shatters Realizing He Isn't Balanced, Fragmented Into 12 Aspects
  • Domains: Order And Chaos, Balance and Imbalance, Madness, Good And Evil
  • High Priest: Horseshoe Centrist
  • Interests: Chakravartin, Darkseid
  • Interested in: The House of Ambiguity, Aesir, Loki and Loptr
  • Allies: The Divine Powers, Mithra, Master Xehanort
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork with: The Anti-Spiral
  • Rivals: Fused Zamasu, The Father of the Ones, Izanami, The Auditors of Reality, Kreia
  • On good terms with: Kyurem
  • Enemies: BRUCE WAYNE/BATMAN, Nabu/Dr. Fate, YHVH, Lucifer, Nerose Satanel, Eliphas and Don Thousand, Ahura Mazda, Chaos (Sailor Moon) and the Grand United Alliance of Destruction
  • Enemy Mine with: Angra Mainyu and The Ebon Dragon
  • Opposes: Those who threaten the balance of good and evil, or order and chaos (in his own insane view), Shinn Asuka
  • Opposed by: The Grand United Alliance of Good and Grand United Alliance of Evil, order, good, evil and chaos divinities (though Cosmos does feel a bit sorry for him)
  • Pities: The Avenger version of Angra Mainyu
  • Good, evil. Order, chaos. The Lords of Order and Chaos adopted an orphan to serve as a balancer. However the pressure of the job resulted in a skewed and irrational take; trying to execute a villain as his plans to rule the world would have disrupted the balance, whilst also executing the hero who tried to stop him. Trying to ensure another villain succeeds in causing a nuclear meltdown in a Russian city, because the villain's own village was destroyed many years earlier. The obsession with balance and inability to deal with moral absolutes led him to go mad, and tried to Restart the World until it was pointed out by Batman he was not in perfect balance, eventually leading to his defeat.
  • Thought dead, Equinox was in fact fractured into 12 aspects of his personality. His hatred aspect pulled a SKYNET, becoming an evil supercomputer who tried to use time travel to remove his foes and Batman from the timeline. This aspect remains fragmented from the other eleven, due to being deemed "the source of imbalance" by the full Equinox. He's too busy being a thorn in John Connor's side and helping SKYNET to be a help for the rest.
  • Equinox's Hatred chooses not to re-unite with the other 11/12ths of his being, and has found his own differing view of balance; the world of beauty that Lysandre desires. Most see this as a positive sign for Equinox; his Omnicidal Maniac tendencies may be mostly purged and part of his hatred know. The regular Equinox in turn considers a potential alliance with the Anti-Spiral to keep balance and avoid the Spiral Nemesis. However he believes some Spiral energy is necessary, which is a hindrance for the Anti-Spiral's views on Spiral life-forms. But at least it's a start.
  • In the pantheon Equinox is more or less in his base state, but missing the 1/12th that is his hatred. Many wonder just who put him back together, and eyes were on Darkseid. Equinox was puzzled why the platonic ideal of tyranny was having fingers pointed at his resurrection, and the Lord of Apokolips explains it's because he is very similar to his disciple and harbinger for his true form's arrival, Libra. And though more dedicated to balance, Equinox's delusions may have use for the New God.
  • Equinox was in search of answers as to why he was almost complete, so he sought the forces of order and chaos. What imbalanced him was an anger towards the Lords of Order and Chaos, and a different anger was directed to the pantheon's representations of it; YHVH and Lucifer. He justifies his contempt with the belief that, for true balance, someone like himself must take charge of the GUAL and GUAC. They laugh at the idea of them of all alliances aligning and find him to be a supremely deranged pest. Rather than being enraged, Equinox believes that he must focus himself on becoming more internally balanced.
  • The search for who resurrected him led him to the true culprit; Mithra. Mithra's Law defines beings into "good" or "evil", which led to a Forever War until one of the "good" defected and destroyed both sides, beginning the cosmos again as the Second Hadou God Muzan. She wants Equinox to serve as her knight to preserve her system. Equinox believes that the eternal, consistent state of "good vs evil" might actually work to balance things.
  • In order to remove one of her rivals, Mithra has convinced Equinox that Nerose Satanel is a threat to the balance of order and chaos. As the 3rd Hadou God is perceived as an enemy to Equinox, though not a serious one on Nerose's end. As he enforces a cosmos of good and order, preventing evil and chaos from physically existing, Mithra is pretty much spot on despite her manipulating Equinox.
  • Comparable to the even more deranged Zamasu, who is dedicated to his own mission even more zealously than Equinox. However while Equinox can't understand moral absolutes, Zamasu fails to comprehend moral relativism. They both wish to Restart the World, but have very different means of accomplishing it. However while Equinox is a mortal, a small part of Zamasu can't help but see a bit of himself in Equinox and that's close enough he can manage for empathy.
  • The Auditors of Reality believe that true balance is a silent world without any complicated organisms, however Equinox doesn't believe simplicity is a force of balance. It can help, he'll at least admit. Kreia argues that balance would require the removal of the cosmic forces, and that they cannot find unity. The Father of the Ones disagrees with this, and Equinox agrees with him. However, he believes he'd be a superior balancer between his children. Then there is Izanami, who like Equinox has a skewed view on what needs to happen for humanity's betterment. Though she is of a different moral code, while Equinox is more Stupid Neutral than anything.
  • Cyrus, by comparison, is a rival with far more fondness for Equinox. He wants to make a balanced universe, however he believes to achieve it you must remove spirit. Equinox disagrees as the chaos of spirit is necessary to balance order, while Cyrus counter-argues by saying order is balance. Clu is another friendly rival, as both him and Equinox are motivated by an idealism that is impossible to reach.
  • The Divine Powers are one of the few allies that Equinox has. He wanted Stephen to help him first, given he represents the Neutral Path, however he regards him as too incompetent to aid his quest. They promised him a new world of order, free of the current forces of law and chaos. They've convinced him that such concepts will exist, but manageable and he can do his job properly. As far as he's concerned, the Divine Powers have his best interests in mind.
  • Chakravartin believes that Equinox might be a useful tool for his larger ambitions, potentially even a replacement heir for what he hoped Asura would achieve. For what it's worth, Equinox has an interest in the House of Ambiguity, regarding it as the perfect centerpiece for a world of balance between good/evil and order/chaos. He was pleasantly surprised to learn of Aesir; he is a God of Chaos, yet while one side is a spirit of positive chaos the other is an evil tyrant. In other words, Aesir is balanced in Equinox's skewed worldview. He wants to see him replace Lucifer as the head of the GUAC if he himself cannot take it over.
  • A regular pest for both the GUAG and GUAE as his ideas of balance are irrational. As far as he's concerned the two should be on equal footing, and cannot comprehend why one should be supreme over the other. They laugh off any argument of an Enemy Mine. In his madness Equinox has gone so far as to aid Angra Mainyu and the Ebon Dragon. It's very clear he doesn't like them, so why is he helping them?
    Equinox: "By their own nature they are doomed to fail, leading to good having an unfair advantage. By boosting them up evil can become equal to good. However the moment evil is superior to good, I will aid Ahura Mazda and the Unconquered Sun. A better form of balance for the pantheon".
  • Ahura Mazda was appalled by this sheer idiocy, having choice words of his own to deflate Equinox.
    Ahura Mazda: "I admit, I am not well-versed in moral grayness, but that doesn't mean you're ideology is coherent. You obsess over balance, but some things should not be balanced. Good should be superior to evil. Evil is by its own nature an imbalance, a perversion of the natural order. They do not seem equal forces because they should be, but because I and Angra Mainyu are equal in power. Evil is wrong, pure and simple, and your failure to see it like that will be your ultimate undoing. Please, know what is balanced before enforcing it."
  • Cosmos and Melkor regard Equinox as a thorn in their side, however given her own long and tired history with Chaos she at least pities his position and delusions. Generally, if Equinox doesn't consider order/chaos or good/evil divinities a threat to his perceived balance and in need of some control, they consider him a delusional idiot who gets in the way of their goals. However the Unconquered Sun, who teeters on the edge of madness and burnout to fulfill all virtues, pities his situation. And Equinox feels bad for the Sister of the Ones for her eternal struggle, even if he believes she's not doing her job optimally.
  • The Chaos that is a sworn enemy of the Sailor Senshi attempted to persuade Equinox to give him some leeway, trying to convince his immortality due to light always being present is a proof that evil and good must co-exist, and he can enforce balance by giving him some wins. However Equinox decried as since he points out Chaos intends to end that balance by destroying everything. Chaos immediately accused him of hypocrisy, only for Equinox to say he planned to Restart the World, not keep it destroyed permanently. As this is the GUAD's end-goal, he cannot abide by them.
  • While he regards Nekron as anathema to balance as with no-one to be good or evil there's nothing for balance, the Lord of the Unliving regards him as unbalanced. Why? Since by keeping the war of order and chaos, good and evil on equal terms, it would inherently chaotic due to the universe being in eternal conflict, and has expressed that order is itself balance and chaos is the anathema to that. Of course, Nekron thinks a World of Silence without life and light is the most ordered form of reality, so he's probably trying to trick Equinox's delusions into serving his cause.
  • YHVH tried to convince Equinox to join his side instead of being a thorn in it with similar reasoning to Nekron, though less Omnicidal Maniac leadings; He argued that chaos is, by its very nature, imbalanced and order and chaos balanced is impossible. While some part of him admitted there's a kernel of truth, he declined and He found this rather disappointing. But where He, Nekron and Chaos failed, Master Xehanort succeeded at convincing Equinox he knew what true balance is. Given Equinox enforces "darkness" by giving evil more of a fighting chance, he agreed with a lot of what Xehanort had in mind. Of course, both had faced arguments that "darkness" isn't really co-operative to balance, to which they ignore.
  • Beerus and Shin laugh off Equniox's insane views of balance, however he believes they have zero room to talk. Gowasu is more pitiable, as he was with Zamasu, but still will call out what he's doing as madness. Interestingly despite being in opposition to his goals, the Living Tribunal and The Alpha and Omega are somewhat sympathetic towards him. The latter knows the stresses of running reality. The former has to keep the balance on a multiversal scale and can't act unless all three heads are in agreement. He regards Equinox as a misguided soul.
  • Equinox has a lot of pity for the Avenger version of Angra Mainyu. Worse than Equinox being taken as an orphan for the sake of balance and breaking under the strain, he was tortured into being the scapegoat incarnation of evil. He's also rather chill with Kyurem, given the dragon is a form of neutrality resulting from division between two warring ideologies tearing the original dragon of Unova into three.
  • While the namesake of one of the the Tenno's Warframes, they share nothing else in common. He does like the duality of its power of day and night, however.

Jinbei, God of Pacifism Backfire (Jimbei, Kaikyō, Knight of the Sea, Yakuza of the Sea, First Son of the Sea, Boss Jinbe)
  • Intermediate God
  • Symbol: The symbol of the Sun Pirates
  • Theme Song: A Man's Battle
  • Alignment: Chaotic Good with leanings of Neutral Good
  • Portfolio: Regretting earlier mercy, Whale shark Fishman, Badass helmsman, Fishman Karate, Fishman Jujutsu, Fast for a big fellow, heavily dependable, speaks with whale sharks, Gentle Giant, A Father to His Men, Good Is Not Dumb, Only friendly and upstanding Warlord
  • Domains: Responsability, Merfolk, Martial Arts, Equality
  • Allies:
  • Enemies: Fleet Admiral "Akainu" Sakazuki, Blackbeard, William Stryker, Mard Geer Tartaros, Deep Sea King, Davy Jones, Tidehunter, The Slavers, Black Manta
  • Respects: Jack Sparrow
  • Rivals: Namor, Kisame Hoshikage
  • From the deep blue shores of the beaches of the Pantheon, signs were heard that some great blue oni was arriving from the depths. Suddenly, the water glided out like a serpent and a large fish-man appeared. Introducing himself as Jinbei, he said he was brought here looking for Strawhat Luffy. Luffy swung by and he happily greeted Jinbei along with the rest of the crew. Their newest member finally made it on board.
  • Pacifism is an ideal many strive to do, but sometimes Violence Really Is the Answer. On the one hand, it is hard to see Jinbei as a true pacifist given he is a powerful pirate, one of the most formidable of the former Sun Pirates. However, during the break-up of the Sun Pirates, he spared a former comrade after beating him due to their past history. However, who was said comrade? None other than Arlong, who go on to leave the Grand Line with the Fishman Pirates and terrorize Cocoyashi Village before his crew's defeat at the hands of Strawhat Luffy and his crew. Needless to say, Jinbei did not take this well learning what his decision indirectly led up to. Despite this, Nami has easily forgiven him and he fought alongside the crew to where he was invited to the Strawhats, a role he eventually accepted, becomign the helmsman of the Thousand Sunny.
  • Jinbei quickly became familiar with the various strange aspects of the Pantheon. This included a joyous reunion with Ace and Whitebeard along with a more cordial meeting with Trafalgar and Hancock. At the same time, he was not happy to see that many of their foes had come here, none other than Akainu and Blackbeard. Much like his new crew, he stands to fight against them for his dream. What is his dream? None other than one day for fishmen and merfolk to join with all the other races in harmony.
  • Many have asked about his changing titles. He explains that, much like many other aspects in One Piece, it is a matter of wordplay in the Japanese language. His epithet, Kaikyō, would normally translate into "Strait" or "Channel". However since the kanji for it is written as (海侠) and not (海峡), the kyō part (侠) of it comes from (任侠), an honorific used when addressing a high ranking yakuza member. However, given how there is no formal translation, it's been interpreted in various ways, with "Knight of the Sea" being the official epithet granted.
  • Jinbei quickly gained respect and awe for his absolute mastery of Fishman Karate along with his immense skill in Fishman Jujitsu. So much so that he was invited to participate in the House of Martial Arts. He has been looking for some promising students and he is pleasantly surprised to see there are others like him.
  • One who has considered learning under him was Katara, at least in her younger incarnation, given how Fishman Karate can be learned by humans. Both were impressed by the others' capabilities and different styles in using water in their martial arts. Another considerable student he considered is Percy Jackson and he was quite impressed by the heroic journey of the young demigod while Percy saw he could probably learn some more fighting from someone like Jinbei.
  • A somewhat more violent encounter was between Jinbei and Undyne. The idea of a fellow fishfolk fighter joining the Pantheon seemed utterly fun for her and while Jinbei was initially turned off due to how he heard her views on humanity, he did gain a better understanding in fighting her and how she moved in from that. Undyne in turn thinks of Jinbei as an awesome fighter and even compared him to being as noble as her king, Asgore.
  • Jinbe also enjoys visiting the various water-themed Houses of the Pantheon and he was happy to meet many heroic people who call the sea home. Aquaman was first and foremost, with Jinbei being amazed on how merfolk could become so human-like in appearance while Aquaman was happy to meet such an honorable man. The two spar frequently and Aquaman has been getting more capable in learning Fishman Karate to a same level.
  • However, perhaps who Jinbei befriended the fastest was Rikuo. It is a bit of an Odd Friendship considering one is a pirate and the other a noble, but both of them have a deep respect and friendship for one another as they are good honorable men. Rikuo also appreciates how fatherly Jinbei is with his younger companions, especially on how he was there in Luffy's time of need. He is Jinbei's most frequent sparring partner.
  • Another person he befriended of the sea was Slithice, a siren. He enjoyed her company though he couldn't help but feel sorrow on learning of her exile from her home because of the loss of a single chalice. He empathized with her and offered to assist her. Many gods have noted that the two have been spending plenty of time together and Slithice being happier than she has been for a while.
    • Jinbei's crew, the Straw Hat Pirates, send their own support to her and all of em (especially Luffy), were horrified on how she was cast aside. When she tried to explain the matter of honor, Luffy responded with his own powerful statement:
    Luffy: There's no honor in abandoning your nakama.
  • He also taken to protecting the merfolk who were not able to protect themselves or don't prefer fighting. He has become something of a guardian figure for the Sea Angels and he has befriended Ariel. She reminds him a little of Shirahoshi and hearing her love story with Prince Eric along with her dealing with motherhood gave him further hope on his dream. They in term admire his nobility and courage, even if he has to do so on his own path.
  • Through Luffy, Jinbei would be all sorts of various new allies and one of them was a pirate and archaeologist Edward Kenway. A former privateer turned pirate, Jinbei was impressed by his good heart and his dedication sto studying and redemption. Edward meanwhile, once getting over the shock, happily conversed with the Fishman. He was quite fascinated with the underwater civilization he hailed from, and the long lost secrets, including that of Joy Boy.
  • Speaking of, perhaps no other merfolk interested him than Morgl the Oracle. While even he has some trouble understanding the Oracle, the two are on fairly good terms. Beyond commonality of the sea, there was a note in that like Morgl, Jinbei was also fairly unexpected in demeanor. As was noted, few expected Arlong's former commander to be such a compassionate and outstanding fellow, much less be a Warlord or go on to join the Straw Hat Pirates.
  • Being a pirate, he was introduced to none other than Jack Sparrow, being the god of pirates here. While their first reunion was unorthodox given how Jack is... Jack, he did provide a good deal of information to Jinbei. Captain Sparrow left an odd impression on Jinbei. He called him an honest man and noted how dangerous that made him. However, Jinbei did gain a good sense of respect on hearing how Jack would be branded a pirate for his refusal to engage in delivering slaves and even freeing them. And to Jack, the fishmen and merfolk count as people.
    Captain Jack Sparrow: People aren't cargo, mate.
  • Of course, not everyone took well to him ascending and it was unsurprising that Akainu had issued a warrant for his capture with Jinbei had been having ready to fight alongside his crew for when confrontation may occur. The same went with Blackbeard. After all, the man had led to the death of Ace and Whitebeard and the man's different faces meant more targets for Jinbei to fight.
  • He would also make plenty of new enemies here. One of which being the Sea King. After the latter's failures of getting Jinbei to bow to him and hearing of his invasion of the surface, Jinbei and him began brawling. While initially sparring on land, Jinbei's Fishman Karate allowed him to begin forcing the water out of the Sea King's body, and thus, the Deep Sea King took them to the water. He became a much tougher opponent, but Jinbei remained in his element as he could fully utilize his martial arts underwater and in addition, possessed Haki to begin damaging the Sea King. It was an intense brutal fight as Jinbei began wearing down the Deep Sea King thanks to his attacks overcoming the Sea King's regenerative abilities. However, he won the fight through intelligence, namely exploiting the Deep Sea King's acid attack by using Fishman Jujitsu to send it back at him.
  • Another was the infamous Davy Jones, who Jack had warned him about. To Jinbei, he saw Davy Jones as just a blight on the sea while the latter saw Jinbei as a threat to him and his allies. Jinbei did now how disturbing Davy Jones looked and felt pity on how monstrous the man had become.
  • Yet another unfriendly fish face that Jinbei needed to face was Tidehunter. Not even Jinbei could understand the strange motivations outside of vengeance that guided Tidehunter, but from what he understood, he was another troublemaker who attacked innocents, though his reasons were... incomprehensible.
  • Given his dreams of reaching equality, he didn't take too well to those who preached the superiority of one race over another, especially to harm them. Unsurprisingly, William Stryker and Mard Geer Tartaros ended up on his bad list. The former feared and loathed him (which earned Stryker the enmity of the Straw Hat Pirates) while Mard Geer ended up fighting Jinbei. It was a strog fight as Jinbei's Haki and martial arts allowed him mess with Mard Geer's Curses though he would ultimately began getting the upper hand before the Straw Hats intervened, with Mard Geer retreating since he knew they would attract more reinforcements.
  • However, no other enemy that Jinbei despises than those of The Slavers and joined the large group of people who detest him. His ascension marked alot of trouble for them, especially when reinforced by the Straw Hats.
  • His new allies of course bring their own fair share of threats. One of which being none other than Aquaman's own arch-enemy, Black Manta. Representing the cold-hearted and cutthroat reality of piracy, he unsurprisingly stood against Black Manta. He was disgusted at how he bragged on killing Aquaman's son, which earned a powerful blow from Jinbei. When Black Manta tried to justify his own actions, Jinbei shot his arguments down and followed with another attack:
    Jinbei: Your loss and pain of your people doesn't justify anything! You are devoid of all but spite.
  • Another individual that Jinbei has come into conflict as a result of his alliance with Aquaman was Namor. Another ruler of the sea, Jinbei would end up in a clash against the king to the arrogance and temper of Namor. Jinbei for the most part was unsure what to make of Namor. He could understand his defensiveness, but he also balked at how inhospitable he could be with his allies though he also noted his name was reminscent of one of Whitebeard's men.
  • Jinbei discovered he was not the only shark-looking fellow on the Pantheon when he ran into Kisame Hoshikage. Like Namor, their opposing viewpoints led to them fighting one another. Kisame seem to enjoy such a powerful opponent who could push him to fuse with Samehada, though Jinbei's mastery of Fishman Karate meant he could manipulate all of his water jutsu away while also using Haki to deal with Samehada, resulting in a victory in Jinbei's favor. Jinbei for the most part has mixed views on the violent shinobi. Kisame's nihilistic views were vaguely similar to that of Hody Jones yet he respected the honor that Kisame did possess and was not against further sparring sessions.
  • Much like the rest of the Strawhats, he has his various likes and dislikes revealed, albeit more when he was part of the Shichibukai. Matters such as Jinbe's favorite foods being vinegared mozuku seaweed and fruits.

Laphicet, Divine Morality Pet (The one who lives, Phi, Malak Number Two, Maotelus, The Fifth Empyrean, The Silver Flame, Dragon of Light)

    Mila and Duma 
Mila and Duma, Goddess and God of Gentle Teachings Versus Harsh Discipline (Mila: Mira, Earth Mother, Kingsgrail, Mother Goddess of the Land, Goddess Who Dreamt of Paradise | Duma: Doma, War Father, Kingshield, Fell God, God of War, Evil God, God of Strength)
Click here to see Mila’s Dragon form
Click here to see Duma’s Dragon form 
  • Intermediate Gods, bordering Greater in their dragon forms
  • Symbol: The Brand of Mila and the Brand of Duma
  • Theme Song: Revelations and The Fell God’s Tempest
  • Alignment: True Neutral (Mila), Lawful Neutral (Duma). Both would have become degenerated into Neutral Evil and Lawful Evil respectively.
  • Portfolio: Believing Themselves To Be Real Deities, Hailing From The Divine Dragon Tribe, Exiled By Naga, Suffering From Degeneration, Siblings Who Ultimately Care For Each Other, Splitting Valentia In Twain, Dying With Their Sanity Restored
  • Domains: Dragons, Divinity, Worship
  • Allies: Tiki, Paarthurnax, Aegon I Targaryen, Visenya Targaryen and Rhaenys Targaryen
  • Enemies: Grima, Anankos, Aerys II Targargyen, Miraak, Acnologia, Alduin, Smaug
  • Respects: Alm and Celica, Marth, Chrom, Lucina, Robin, Corrin
  • There were two gods named Mila and Duma, both originating from the Divine Dragon tribe. Once holding powerful positions, they were casted out for impudence against Naga and went off to the continent of Valencia. In Valencia, they were eventually worshipped as patron deities. Both had different ideologies they stood for, Mila just wanted to have her followers be at peacefully living their lives at peace with the bounties she’s given them while Duma wanted to raise hardened warriors who’d get what they worked for. Both dragons clashed with each other because of these polar opposite philosophies, leading to them just deciding that it would better off to establish their own nations and leave each other alone. These nations became Zofia who venerated Mila and Rigel who worshipped Duma.
    • Turns out their own teachings and followers would be their own undoing. The people of Zofia became lazy and arrogant while the people of Rigel had became cold and cruel. Over the next centuries, Mila and Duma would start succumbing to the madness that their kind suffered if they had lived too long, which was accelerated by their own worshippers’ bad influence. Duma was the one far worst off, attempting to have his nation invade Zofia while Mila was sealed away the Rigelian Emperor before she could do anything drastic.
    • Long story short, Alm and Celica came into the picture and managed to slay Duma and his extremist followers who were the true reasons why the nations went to war. Both dragons managed to ascend together to the Pantheon with a title that led to their downfall. Fortunately, their sanities were restored and they have not waged war with each other... yet.
  • Despite sharing the same temple, Mila and Duma would like to keep their personal space despite making peace with one another over everything that had happened. Apparently both Mila and Duma still can’t stand how each other’s lifestyle is like. Due to their worship being merged now, they can’t exactly segregate their followers without the risk of another faction war, so they just decided to split the place in half.
  • Finally met the ones who ended them. Alm and Celica almost had heart attacks before Mila and Duma straight up apologized to them for all the trouble they caused in their conflict and are quite impressed on how they were able to keep Valencia at peace for a long while. Both parties don’t speak to each other often due to wanting fresh new starts but are willing to help each other if the need arises.
  • A fellow member of the Divine Dragon tribe had managed to end up meeting in the Pantheon was Tiki, who was surprised that fellow Divine Dragons ascended as well. What caught Mila and Duma off guard was that she was the daughter of Naga, their former leader. Out of obligation, they act like her retainers wherever she goes. Tiki, while humbled, had to threaten to off herself for them to back off.
  • Long before Alm and Celica were born, word reached Duma that the city of Thabes on the Archanean continent was host to a dangerous experiment in the use of human and dragon blood. Anticipating the danger that this experiment posed to his kin, Duma attacked the city, but was stopped by Naga, who exiled Duma to Valentia for what seemed at the time to be unprovoked aggression. When Duma learned that the creation of the experiment in Thabes had since become the Fell Dragon, Grima, he was understandably furious, claiming that thousands of years of pain and suffering could have been avoided if Naga had simply given him permission to end Grima's threat then and there. Mila too was horrified to learn that this was what her brother had tried to warn them about, though she was grateful that Alm and Celica were at least able to halt Grima's growth for an additional 1000 years. Both have thrown their support behind the Shepherds in their efforts to vanquish Grima for good.
  • Their remains became a tree and a volcano respectively. Tiki actually made her home in Mila’s tree while Duma... is a volcano. He doesn’t appreciate on how he’s been reduced to an inhospitable wasteland where Mila has become essentially sacred ground.
  • Have met up with the wise dragon Paarthurnax who they think will help them become better people like he has. Lucky for them, Paarthurnax is all up for helping them go through their inner turmoil.
  • Each found two different royal families from the Outrealms that appeal to their different ideologies. The Hoshidan family represent the eternal happiness in peace Mila strives for as Nohr’s royal family show the discipline and effort Duma made his people strive for. However, both have respect for Corrin who managed to bring peace to the feuding kingdoms.
    • Also have a similar relationship with Nanoha and Fate, thanks to their parenting methods on their raising their kid differentiating. Both dragons basically act as one of those parent groups who root for the parenting skills of the person they’re friends with. This is not the weirdest thing to happen in the Pantheon, we swear.
  • The entire deal with Westeros have struck a cord with both of them. They see it much like how their kingdoms waged ware, this time on a more grander scale thanks to all the conspiracies rolling around. Are friends with the original reigning Targargyens despite how disgusted there are with the incest stuff. Both agree that Aerys Targargyen is an absolute piece of crap who caused misery for everyone.
    • Mila could see where Dany is coming from, with her original goal after becoming a ruler to just to lay back and not deal with all the issues that eventually will plague her. Even if Daenerys eventually went off the deep end, Mila still vouches for her.
    • Duma do wish for Stannis to take the throne, as he is by default the legitimate heir. Also believes he could effectively whip Westoros to shape if he had won. Abhors the Royal Brat named Joffrey and has no qualms squishing that boy into paste. Also dislikes Robert Baratheon for being what he sees incompetent ruler who managed to shave conspirers seep into his ranks once he Stopped Caring.
  • As bad as their relationship to evil dragons like Smaug and Alduin are, they are rather floored by how much Miraak despises dragonkind to an insane degree. They aren’t going to say every dragon is the nicest out there, not even themselves but Miraak basically is calling for their entire genocide at this point so they have no choice but to wage war with him to protect members of the Divine Dragon tribe from reaching his grasp.
  • It seems they have caught the attention of the Divine Power who offered them to join their ranks to reclaim their divine statuses. With how everything’s been said before, you can expect Mila and Duma weren’t having that. Both lambasted the entire point of the Divine Powers, despite being overthrown by a being so terrible, the Divine Powers are essentially trying to do just as worst of an intention by trying to rule over their worshippers as well.
  • Exclusive to Mila:
    • Has a bit of an Odd Friendship with the Master of Disguise, Robbie Rotten who wants everybody to become peacefully at their homes, doing nothing and free from the stresses of life. Mila gave her approval despite not taking any action herself and wants Robbie to disassemble the communist state known as Lazytown.
    • Does not think that Yaldabaoth’s and Zelenin’s idea of controlling the minds of the population is a method they would use to ensure peace, effectiveness be damned. It’s no surprise that a being who’s entire existence was created for that and a person who is a firm believer of such a plan would be her enemy.
    • Acts much like a mother to her followers, so Mila expected that two Tiamats and Innana would love and care for their children much like her. They don’t. The goddess Tiamat and Innana are insane and only wish to repeatedly create demon from themselves instead of caring for them and the Beast Tiamat is somehow worse, wanting to essentially unbirth existence itself. Mila counts herself lucky she didn’t devolve into a similar attitude.
  • Exclusive to Duma:

Vergil Sparda, God of Might Seekers (Nelo Angelo, Nero Angelo, Gilver, The Dark Slayer, Papa Vergil, Our Senior Paranormal Correspondent, The Storm That Is Approaching, Reclaimer of His Name, V, Demon King Urizen, The Alpha and the Omega)
Click here  to see Vergil in Sin Devil Trigger
  • Intermediate God, Greater God when using his Devil Trigger, Lesser God as V, Overdeity as Urizen or when in Sin Devil Trigger form
  • Symbol: Yamato (his sword) over the face of his Sin Devil Trigger. As V, this icon
  • Theme Music: One More Game -Vergil Battle 2-, Dark Slayer, Let's Just See, Ultra Violet (as Nelo Angelo), The Duel; Crimson Cloud (as V), Bury the Light, Mozart's Requiem (Dies Irae) when he's more relaxed.
  • Alignment: True Neutral with Neutral Evil leanings (Chaotic Evil as Urizen, Neutral Good as V)
  • Portfolio: Complete Opposite and Evil Aloof Big Brother, Noble Demon, Iaijutsu Practitioner, Distaste of Guns, Worshipper of Might, Nefarious White-Haired Person, Desire to Surpass Father for Mother, Devil Trigger, Blood Knight.
  • Domain: Family, Combat, Might.
  • Followers: Sejuani
  • Complicated Relationship with: Dante (his brother), Nero (his son)
  • Allies: Sparda (his father), Trish, Kat (DmC), Ishida Mitsunari, Darius, Kaito Kumon/Kamen Rider Baron, Bob
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Ten Commandments
  • On speaking terms with: Scar (The Lion King)
  • Rivals: EMIYA/Archer, Guts, Kenshin Himura, Jin Kisaragi, Hakumen (though he sees Vergil as an enemy), Sasuke Uchiha, Samuel Rodrigues, Zero, Satsuki Kiryuuin, Jeanne, Gul'dan, Sephiroth, Raven Branwen
  • Enemies: Sho Marufuji, Dante Alighieri, Father Balder (actually Loptr), Jubileus and Queen Sheba, Alex Wesker, Führer King Bradley, Father and his Homunculi, Esdeath and Seryu Ubiquitous, Gold-Toothed Doctor, Dante (Fullmetal Alchemist), The Fiends, Beelzebub
  • Opposes: Any deity that uses a gun in his presence, Caius Ballad
  • Opposed by: Lady, Nico Goldstein, James "Logan" Howlett/Wolverine, Jean Grey/Phoenix, Raiden (Metal Gear), Azula, Coyote Starrk, Androids 17 and 18, Bayonetta
  • Feared by: Noel Vermillion
  • Respects: Jiren
  • Conflicting Opinion: Hit
  • One of two Half-Human Hybrid twin sons of the legendary Ascended Demon Sparda and a human named Eva who may have in fact been a powerful witch, Vergil's family life was torn asunder when demons killed his mother in an attack on their home shortly after his father disappeared. Out of a desire to overcome the helplessness he felt in that situation and Never Be Hurt Again, Vergil sought to become the strongest being in his world, surpassing even the legacy of Sparda himself. While maintaining a code of honor, he eschewed his humanity and embraced demonic power. Given his twin brother Dante, who was separated from him in the attack, instead took the opposite approach and drew strength and purpose from his humanity, this would create some serious problems — the kind of which tended to be solved by swords and guns.
    • Vergil's quest for power through the years would take him into the religious city of Fortuna, whose religious leaders worshiped Sparda as a god. He investigated the situation for himself and came away wondering if their worship could be called misguided, but swearing that they would soon know the strength of the son of Sparda. However, he also had a bit of a rendez-vous with a certain lady in red during that time. Whatever the case may be on that, his eyes were set on capturing power, which led him to cross paths with a man named Arkham, who sought to raise up a demonic tower called the Temen-ni-gru as a portal between the human and demon worlds. Vergil would endorse Arkham's plan while all along seeking to usurp the power gain this scheme was meant to produce, but this ultimately didn't take, as Arkham selectively disclosed and withheld details to manipulate Vergil, as well as Dante and his own daughter, into fighting each other to shed the blood needed for the ritual to work. Much to Arkham's dismay, Sparda's power transformed him into an abominable blob, enabling the Sons of Sparda to defeat him.
    • Still, Vergil wanted to combine both halves of their mother's Perfect Amulet, then go down to the Underworld and defeat more demons, all ostensibly for power. Dante wanted to stop this reckless endeavor. Thus, the two would engage each other in the "main event" of the Temen-ni-gru ordeal. Dante was able to critically wound Vergil in their duel, but Vergil still decided he could soldier on to the demon world on his own, even cutting Dante's hand away so he couldn't stop him from descending. While there, he had an encounter with Mundus, the Demon Emperor himself. Thinking he could take him despite having just been worn out fighting his brother, Vergil tried to fight Mundus, lost, and was subsequently corrupted into a slave of by the name of Nelo Angelo. Ten years later, Dante's own demon-hunting job and quest to discover the villain responsible for tearing apart their family led to Mallet Island, where Mundus's statue in the human world was located. Among the Demon Emperor's forces was Nelo Angelo, who ended up fighting Dante three times with uneven conclusions, fleeing each time whether due to memories being triggered or Dante wounding him enough. It took seeing Nelo Angelo drop his half of the amulet after the third fight for Dante this formidable foe truly was his brother.
  • Shortly after Dante defeated Mundus, Vergil was somehow able to rid himself of Mundus' corroding influence, recover a version of his sword Yamato, and use it to cut his way into another dimension. Said other dimension being 'a world unknown with tons of worthy opponents to go', created by a cross-fusion of the Marvel Universe and multiple Capcom worlds. During this time he managed to get his hands on the "god-killing" Muramasa Blade from the Marvel world, still questing for more power, and found that it was able to do the same as the Yamato and cut into dimensions as well. This led him to enter yet another different world, where he once again saw Mundus. Now that he was actually fighting at full strength and then some, the rematch went very differently as Vergil utterly crushed Mundus. Revenge never felt so sweet to him. However, the Muramasa seemed to disappear, with the Yamato back in its place, and he continued further, discovering that he was in a whole wide crossroad of dimensions called the Trope Pantheon, where he was chosen to be a patron deity representing those who believe that might controls everything.
  • One of his first endeavors upon ending the Pantheon was to try to figure out how the Yamato and the Muramasa Blade could be connected, let alone merged into one. During this investigation he heard rumors about the God of Evil Brothers, a lion named Scar, who was supposedly born named Taka, and in particular how his own presence marked a threat to said lion's temple somehow. He went to visit Scar, forming an acquaintance with him as they both discussed their desires for power, and inquiring as to what his true name was; it turned out he was Askari, named after the original founder of a group of guardians in the Pride Lands which he calls home. He also had a few more run-ins with Marvel deities, two in particular being Wolverine and Jean Grey, who tried to figure out what he was after and even reason with him. Much to his displeasure, the two X-Men kept trying to dissuade him from seeking to unlock the secrets of his blade by telling him there was more to life than just strength, and they weren't impressed by his victory over the Demon Emperor. Conversely, their mentions of Jean Grey's Phoenix Force intrigued the Dark Slayer, but the fact that she didn't want to unleash the Phoenix disappointed him, as he saw it as a wonderful source of dark power that should be tapped into rather than kept prisoner in her body. They avoided coming to blows again, but things remain tense between them.
  • Once beat the living hell out of Noel Vermillion when she came after him shortly following his ascension, decrying her weakness and her use of guns as "proof" that she was unworthy to be in the same Pantheon as he. Reportedly, she locked herself in her room and cried for days because of this. This earned him the enmity of Ragna the Bloodedge as well as making him a target of Raiden's "Jack the Ripper" side, among others. Vergil is oddly dismisssive of Ragna, but eager to get a taste Raiden's sword skills in response. He's also a bit surprised that Raiden's most respected rival Jetstream Sam, another swordsman he's curious about, shares the same voice base as him, although they sound distinct enough from each other that mistaking the two is unlikely. The same cannot be said for a certain Power Ranger who sounded far more similar. He's had to avoid the Hall of Heroic Roles due to Tommy Oliver and Wesley Collins constantly mistaking his voice for said Ranger's, much to his annoyance.
  • Unlike Dante, who somewhat respects his alternate counterpart (Donte, "the emo one", or Don Take as Dante started calling him after a certain promotion), Vergil holds absolutely nothing but contempt for his (Vergin, "the weakling"). Not just on the usage of guns, which he finds crude as it is, but also the shooting of the demon mother's womb and the deception of the emo one and Kat, actions which he condemned as dishonorable. This hatred was further compounded when the weakling went out and gloated to his mother's spirit that (he genuinely believed) he killed the emo one, before leaving her to stew in her newfound misery for eternity. For all his demon supremacy, Vergil still loved his mother as much as Dante, and this act put the weakling at the top of his to-kill list. In fact, Vergil shares in his brother's respect for the alternate Dante for his will to rise up against his own Vergil to defend his world's humanity against a version of himself he considers to have crossed an important line.
    • Ironically, his time split into the enigmatic human V and Demon King Urizen (more on that below) allowed him to get a fresh look at his own lust for power and realize that if he completely cast aside his humanity for the sake of power, he would be no less craven or loathsome than his counterpart. He now refers to his counterpart as Urizen to serve as a reminder, and has begun deferring to Dante's nickname of Don Take for the emo one, and in turn, Dante has begun deferring to the Urizen reference for the weakling.
  • Despite often opposing Dante due to competing goals and philosophiesnote , he will enter a truce and even fight alongside his brother whenever a proper reason comes up without having to be told to do so. This was first seen when they fought together to stop a treacherous demon named Arkham upon discovering said traitor's plot. It's often cited as proof that he doesn't really hate Dante, but he doesn't care to clarify one way or the other. This is not to deny the fact that they've clashed in at least thirteen heated battles, with each holding the upper hand on the other numerous times. Unfortunately, Vergil actually did resent Dante for a time, believing that his mother had rescued Dante while leaving him to die when the demons assaulted their home. He later learned the truth, that Eva went to look for him immediately after securing Dante but was killed before she could find him.
  • In the Pantheon, the brothers' first reason for working together was because of Kat, the young witch who befriended their alternate counterparts only to be betrayed by the weakling. While not sharing Dante's sentimental sympathy, Vergil wants Kat to associate his name with a man of honor and true power as opposed to the duplicitous traitor who used her to rule, as well as to become stronger herself. He also calls her by the full Katherine instead of just Kat like everyone else including his Nephilim counterpart.
  • For clarification, the name of Sparda has never legally been Vergil's last name in the human world. Instead, its use as such was coined first by the highest ranking demons in the Underworld out of respect for his father's legacy and power, then by the Pantheon as a respectful way to separate him and Dante from the Comedìa poets Sparda named them each after. As if proving why this was deemed useful, Dante's namesake actually visited the Dark Slayer's temple thinking he would find Vergillus Maro. Displeased with the disruption, Vergil ended up fighting with Alighieri until his brother suddenly intervened to break up the skirmish. As his brother led Alighieri away from his grounds, Vergil gave no protest, simply glad the issue was over with for the time being. Vergil made sure the name Sparda was added to the doors of the twins' temples to make sure this never happened again.
    • A long time later, after finally growing past seeking to eclipse Sparda's power through realizing the lessons that his father had learned before him, Vergil realized that neither the hero Static Shock, the only other deity who shared his name, nor anyone else with reasonable potential to join them, had it spelled the same way as him. With this, he finally dropped the Sparda name from his temple, with the door now simply reading his own true name: Vergil. This doesn't stop others from continuing to reference him as a Sparda.
  • Once fought Guts in a battle to the death. However, this was cut short by demons, forcing them to team up. But he will be back to challenge Guts one day.
  • Despite being an aloof douchebag, he somewhat sympathizes with Jin Kazama due to the similar fate of their mothers. He also holds a bit of respect for Jin Kisaragi due to the many similarities between them (both of them practice Iaijutsu). Though likewise, he sees Hakumen as a Worthy Opponent, but Hakumen does not approve of Vergil's lust for power, and also hates him because he reminds Hakumen of his past self somewhat. He also respects Sasuke Uchiha for some reason; The latter in return having no opinion of Vergil. He also has some respect for Itachi Uchiha for his supreme ninjutsu skills.
  • He once made a visit to the House of Power to test the whole house's might and faced Darius. From there, Vergil learned about the Noxus Empire and its philosophies. Vergil is actually impressed enough to honor Darius as one of his allies.
    Vergil: You have impressed the Son of Sparda, you should be honored...
    • On the other hand, just like one of his followers from Freljord (Sejuani), Vergil shows contempt towards Ashe regarding her quest for peace and foregoing strength. While he wouldn't go as far as doing barbaric raids to show off strength, Vergil says that Ashe is extremely naive and will suffer a weakling's death if she continues the path.
  • Has gained another rival in Sephiroth. They met in a grassy field at night and clashed for a single minute. Vergil came out on top, but Sephiroth has promised they'll meet again. As a matter of fact, Wiz and Boomstick have scheduled a DEATH BATTLE! between the two. When that battle came and went... let's just say Vergil's rivalry became stronger than ever given that he lost.
  • Aside from the widespread speculation that he fathered Nero during his stay in Fortuna, there are some who think Jeanne, another one of his many rivals, is, in fact, Nero's mother. He humors the idea, saying that it would make sense since one who can summon and harness the power of demons would be an exception to his contempt for the weakness of humans but claims he didn't note anything special about any woman he might've met in that city. Despite his dismissal of the idea, he can occasionally be seen watching over Nero. Seems he's at least curious to know whether this boy is, in fact, his son. The same can't be said for Jeanne, as he still mainly meets the Umbra witch through katana fights.
  • On a related note, he held a severe dislike for Father Balder during his rule of Vigrid, despite noting the inconsistencies in the history he's researched which call into question how Balder became that twisted person. Part of it is due to the Lumen Sage's unbecoming alliance with Mundus, but it seems to have more to do with Vergil's cursory knowledge of Paradiso:
    • His annoyance was palpable when Jubileus was finally ascended to the Pantheon alongside Queen Sheba. He doesn't like either one at all, but at least the latter doesn't pretend to be something noble. Later on, Balder was freed from the influence of Loptr as Aesir was revealed through a long battle involving Bayonetta and a legion of her friends including Dante's Devil May Cry partners. While acknowledging this fact, Vergil doesn't particularly care.
  • Was recruited by Führer Bradley to join his new High Command forces in service of the Homunculus Father. After a brief sword-fight, Bradley offered him the chance to learn secrets of power from Father and his herald, an old woman named Dante. However, he was strung along on the matter until after Bradley and the Homunculi called a meeting to tell the team about an attack from Satsuki Kiryuin and her friends, at which point he swiftly decided to approach Father and Lady Dante for their tutelage. However, he found the Philosopher's Stone too crude a method of obtaining power and learned all the alchemy he could in a week before abruptly quitting the team. Bradley tried to stop him, but Kat helped him subdue the Fuhrer long enough to escape.
    • He began preparing for that team's eventual assault, as well as allowing Kat to study from his memories of what Lady Dante managed to teach him. With Dante herself being ascended in her last form, a younger body belonging to someone called Lyra, this became even more imperative. Shortly after this, he found himself in a lab belonging to Albert and Alex Wesker, who sought his help to discover a secret of power involving their Ouroboros research. While suspicious (one need not twist Vergil into agreeing with Dante that Alex is completely insane, nor that she sounds similar to Nevan for that matter), Alex managed to intrigue him based on the Ouroboros' mystical roots. It turned out this was part of a trap engineered by High Command to snare him. While Kat's sleuthing and Vergil's instincts allowed them to partially see through the Weskers' deception, they were still outsmarted when the two double agents encouraged him to point his vengeful bloodlust towards Bradley and the Homunculi. This would set the stage for him and Kat becoming captured and used as lab rats to the Wesker siblings.
  • Somehow he and Kat escaped the lab in time to witness the Dragon Ball multiverse's Tournament of Power, but not without being tormented and physically broken by the Weskers' experiments. Still, while watching, he found out with everyone else that the ultra-powerful alien contestant Jiren shares a similar backstory and motivations as he does. Vergil quickly motioned to have Jiren inducted as his High Priest, and Jiren nonchalantly agreed to this. Both men have ulterior motives for this agreement, but given their common background, neither has any problem with it: Vergil is trying to use him to gain secrets to getting stronger, while Jiren is looking to ascend into the Pantheon proper.
    • This relationship has earned him the antipathy of Androids 17 and 18, given that 17 literally detonated himself, which was thought to have taken his life, to give Son Goku a fighting chance to stop the Grey Superman, and this "strength is the only thing that matters" mindset is something the twins each heavily dislike. Vergil has also adopted Jiren's dislike of Hit and his "assassin's pride" to an extent, thugh it is tempered by his respect for Hit's pursuit of strength.
    • Vergil accepted Jiren despite the Tournament having finally beaten the absoluteness of his strength-is-all mentality out of him, reasoning that the mindset still helped Jiren become as strong as he is and Jiren's strength is what Vergil values most. After Jiren finally ascended to the Pantheon, the two remain on good terms, maintaining respect for one another while amicably going their separate ways.
  • Desperate for power to heal himself and finally settle his grudge with Dante, he told Kat to stay away from him as he had to go do something about his corroded state. He appeared to Nero with his face hidden under a black cloak and ripped away the young man's Devil Bringer to take back the Yamato's power within, then cast his human and demon halves apart using the Yamato in hopes of healing himself with more demonic power. The pure demon took despotic measures to become "power incarnate" and ultimately replace Mundus as the King of Hell, starting a demonic outbreak in his hometown of Red Grave City, while the human kept the injuries and went to Dante for help to stop him. The human even came up with both names, calling himself "V" and the demon "Urizen", and even came to learn some home truths about the horrible depth of his power obsession, the importance of his humanity in shaping who he is, and the fact that his mother died looking for him. By the end of it, Urizen was defeated by Dante, allowing V to recombine into him, restoring Vergil whole and stronger than ever. Vergil once again tried for a fight to the death with Dante, almost as if to atone for his crimes, during which he was finally confronted with the confirmed truth of Nero being his son. After Nero stopped him and Dante from killing each other, the two brothers opted to go to the Underworld to fix the damage Urizen caused while continuing their battle at the same time, trusting Nero with the Earth above until they got back.
    • His actions in ripping off his son's arm and creating the monster which would destroy his and Dante's hometown have also earned him the displeasure of Bayonetta, who learned about it all through conversations with Kat and Lady after she ascended. While he personally holds no grudge towards Lady, she makes it entirely clear she despises his bitterness towards humanity. Vergil gets along better with Trish, even though she refused to allow V to seek her approval regarding fixing his own mistake as though she were his mother.
  • Later apologized to Kat for having long lost his honor to a mistaken grudge, then sought out Nero for that rematch, only to discover that Dante, Nero, and their weapons supplier had all been kidnapped by a group of apocalyptic demons called The Fiends who were seeking to harvest Sparda's bloodline for power. He promptly rescued his kin, then tried to leave as quickly as he came only for Dante to invite him to ride with them in Nico's van. The ride was awkward, especially since Nico doesn't like him much (being friends with the son whose arm he ripped off and all, not to mention the time he killed her grandmother), and Vergil was the first person dropped off back at his House, but he didn't seem to mind.
  • When Vergil first heard that his father, Sparda, had ascended into the Pantheon, he was conflicted on the idea of seeing him personally. But with a bit of persuasion from his younger brother Dante, he decided to see their father again. Vergil tried to ready himself to see his father, but seeing his mother again, as a Herald, was something he wasn't prepared for. With his mother crying and apologizing for failing to find him before she died, Vergil explained that everything was all right, and that she had nothing to worry about. At least until she asked what the two did after the attack. Vergil knew exactly how well this was going to end and he was right. After a long lecture from their mother, Sparda expressed how happy he was to see Vergil come to his senses in the end, and how proud he is with his son's growth. By the end of the conversation, even Nico and Lady, who previously hated him, had to admit that he's finally started to grow up.
  • Now that he's no longer taking a dump on his own humanity, when he's not mortally wounded, he can actually control how he splits himself with the Yamato, allowing his human (witch) avatar and familiars to fully channel his powers in a state he calls the World of V. What's more, in the ultimate twist of irony, some believe the all-out attack he can do in this state may be even more powerful than his Sin Devil Trigger. His acceptance of his humanity has also caused him to better understand Jeanne's pride in being an Umbra Witch, especially after she actually met Nero and the two started getting along famously.
  • Would like for you to know that he's motivated.
"Might. Controls. Everything."

Lesser Gods

    Diana Cavendish 
Diana Cavendish, Goddess of Appealing to Traditions
  • Lesser Goddess
  • Symbol: Her Personal Wand
  • Theme Song: Diana
  • Alignment: Lawful Good
  • Portfolio: Is Determined to Keep the Traditions of Luna Nova Intact, Exceptionally Talented (Though Isn't Emotionally Well-Adjusted), Academically Lovable Alpha Bitch, Jerk with a Heart of Gold, A Member of the Cavendish Family, Badass Bookworm, British Stuffiness, Tritagonist-turned-Deuteragonist, Closet Geek, Defrosting Ice Queen, Is Desperate in Kepping Her Family Name Intact after the Death of her Parents, Sugar-and-Ice Personality
  • Domains: Witches, Students, Talent, Tradition, Competition
  • Heralds: Hannah England and Barbara Parker (her Girl Posse).
  • Allies: Atsuko "Akko" Kagari (also bordering on Friendly Rivalry), Madoka Kaname, The Sailor Guardians, Sakura Kinomoto, Harry Potter, Merlin, Neville Longbottom, Luna Lovegood, Zatanna, Sabrina Spellman, Twilight Sparkle, Trucy Wright, Teclis, Star Butterfly, The Oz Gang, Sakura Matou, Rin Tohsaka, Izuku "Deku" Midoriya, Shoto Todoroki, Nine the Phantom, Celica A. Mercury, Miles Edgeworth, Saffron
  • Friendly Rivalry: Hermione Granger
  • Enemies: Morathi, Malekith, Lord Voldemort, Dolores Umbridge, Fatalis, Alduin, Queen Potema Septim, Maleficent, Saira and Kaira, Lord Tirek, The Wicked Witch of the West, Abra Kadabra, Mina Loveberry
  • On Amicable Terms With: Draco Malfoy, Katsuki Bakugou
  • Opposes: The Dursleys, Lucius Malfoy, Manfred Von Karma
  • The Cavendish family is one of the most respectable and prominent families known in Magical Society, and tend to play a large influence in the prestigious Luna Nova Academy. As a result, one of its members, Diana Cavendish, is expected to meet certain expectations and appeal towards the facility. True to form, Diana proves this true; she is an incredibly skilled and proficient user in magic and is well-informed and educated, a star student in the eyes of the other students and teachers. This also resulted in a rivalry between her and an upcoming student, Atsuko Kagari, who came from an ordinary background. Despite the odds being in Diana's favour for the most part and being critical about her, she does come to respect Akko's determination quite early.
    • However, beneath the popular and talented student, lies an emotionally fragile and distant girl. Diana's parents died when she was very young, and despite being instilled in the care of her aunt Daryl and her cousins, they never really had a good relationship with one another. Her magical prowess and potential was also sapped away, prompting Diana to work for years to develop them again. All of this resulted in her not being able to follow a personal dream of her's and the stress that she was withholding for so long (alongside not actually being the one to possess the Shiny Rod) would accumulate with Diana leaving Luna Nova. This didn't stop Akko from trying to get her back and it's here where Diana gets back to following her original goal and eventually becoming friends with Akko.
  • One of Diana's most noticeable traits is how she tends to take the concept of Magic very seriously, to the extent that she would uphold traditions to whatever standards and accuracy as possible. This mainly stems from the fact that after the death of her parents, Diana is determined to keep her family's influence as active as possible, a task that proved incredibly stressful given the turbulent times magic was going through. By extension, she was also very diligent in the rules and ethics of Luna Nova Academy, which goes to show how passionate Diana is towards Magic in general. Part of the rivalry between her and Akko was primarily because the latter, being someone with barely any experience with magic, tended to kickstart situations and events in a reckless fashion and generally disregarding the rules. Nowadays, it's mellowed out with Diana and Akko becoming friends, though still maintaining their rivalry on more amicable terms.
    • Her Appeal to Tradition approach is also what got the Pantheon's notice, especially from the House of Magic and Sorcery. They were eager to invite Diana along and show her just how expansive and diverse magic really is. Seeing as Akko got there first and likely would want company with someone from her world, Diana accepted the invitation, happy and determined to explore an all-new realm and world. She also wouldn't mind if she was taught further either.
  • Despite not being a total powerhouse, Diana's talents and skills are not a fluke and, thus, is very appreciated and popular in the House of Magic (barring the more malicious and arrogant residents there). Unlike most who tend to flaunt and often talk about their talents, Diana is a lot more reserved and practical about it. That said, she's not immune to making mistakes and be proven wrong and is willing to hone and improve her magical capabilities. She's currently assigning herself to be trained under Merlin, who is happy enough to provide her with his own set of magical classes.
  • Diana did not expect to see that the fundamentals of Magic in the Pantheon were several different variations from different universes, though they did not act as an amalgamation towards one another, hence her talents were not affected by this. She seems relieved about the latter perspective, though that doesn't change the fact that there are various beings that had far more magical potency that Diana could ever hope to think about.
    • Of the various different magic she witnessed, Diana admires a good deal of them, though there were some that proved to be far too deadly and self-damaging, such as the arts of necromancy, Soul Gems that hold a Magical Girl's soul and the emotional powers of the Four Chaos Gods. In the case of the former, it's because Luna Nova is not very adverse about actions bought forth by necromancy, the middle has the holder of a Soul Gem risk transforming into an abstract, malevolent iteration of a witch if overcome by despair and entropy whereas the magical essence of the Chaos Gods proves to be incredibly draining and addictive to those who indulge in it.
  • She was intrigued to learn about Hogwarts, particularly for how Luna Nova takes a lot of inspiration from it. As a result, she became close associates with its students, particularly Harry and Neville for how the former's determination and the latter's growth in maturity reminds her of Akko. Additionally, Diana can also relate with them in parental loss; Diana and Harry's parents died during their early childhood whereas Neville's were tortured to insanity and rendering them unable to recognize their son. Understandably, neither of them like to talk about this.
    • Like Diana, Hermione herself is also academically bright and skilled in magical proficiency. The two immediately began to see each other as rivals, often competing in who's the better witch, albeit outside of this, they get along pretty well. That said, Hermione does note that Diana's skill is adept and capable enough that she would make for a great Quidditch player if she tried.
  • She is very devoted to keeping up to the traditions and teachings of true, authentic magic, though this doesn't clash with technology being a bad thing necessarily. That said, Diana finds the idea of trying to emulate magic via tech absurd and unfaithful, a prospect that is heavily used by Abra Kadabra. She genuinely doesn't pity Abra's circumstances, outright telling him to stop "disrespecting how hard it is to become a witch" and that she sees Abra as a pretender. On the other hand, Abra takes this as an offence and is quick to show off his skills. What ends up happening is Diana not being impressed and the two of them often fighting against one another.
    • Saffron is another practitioner of magic through technology, though unlike Abra, she is more focused on trying to secure the safety of Eden. Diana appreciates Saffron's dedication, though her reliance on technology in regards to magic leaves more desiring. On the other hand, Saffron is interested to see what Diana is capable of and would like to learn about her magical prowess. Regardless of their differing views on technology, they get along, with Saffron being open to help Diana at times.
  • Is very cautious about Voldemort, and for a pretty good reason. During her days in the Pantheon, Diana had heard stories about He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named, even before she became acquaintanced with Harry and his friends and was appalled to see just how demented and crazed he was in his wizard-favoring elitism and his penchant of being cruel towards everyone he comes across. Like Akko, Diana hates Voldemort for being an antithesis to everything Luna Nova (and by extension, Hogwarts) stood for and for damning everything for the sake of immortality and prejudice. Voldemort himself couldn't care less about Diana despite her talents, instead of seeing her as a pesky brat like Akko.
    • She also dislikes Lucius Malfoy for being a smug and shrewd man who also holds non-magical people (or in his world, Muggles) in a very low regard (at the very least, he's not as genocidal and deranged as his former master). However, Draco Malfoy was a more different story. While normally, Diana would have scoffed him off for being an immature, petty bully, she pitied him once she found out about his days as a Death Eater, given that Draco had no control in situations that resulted in death and tragedy, either towards him or to others. Diana's opinion towards Draco improved upon finding out he became a father and tried to instil his son Scorpius with good morals. This also meant Draco distancing himself from his parents as they hadn't let go of their Muggle-focused prejudice, though he still loved them, like how Diana was willing to save her family members even if their relationship wasn't exactly the best either. That doesn't mean they're friends, but Draco does respect Diana's gesture. That, and the fact that she isn't white-knighting him too much meant that she wasn't being as patronizing as his other supporters, which Draco appreciated.
  • Star Butterfly was an interesting figure to Diana. Not surprisingly, they became friends as Star was much like Akko in the sense that they were enthusiastic girls who were fascinated by magic. They've also got a big heart to boot, seeing as Star was willing to sacrifice the concept of magic to save her world. Conversely, Mina Loveberry was a disappointment. Sure, she's talented in magic, but her fanaticism in destroying monsters was not only malicious but also baseless in the sense that Mina's mindset is complete bonkers and outright counterproductive. Not to mention her militant mindset meant that she would declare anyone an enemy should they disagree on her. It's also because of Mina that Diana understood why Star had to destroy magic, disheartening as it may be.
  • While not exactly a user of true magic, Diana has a measure of respect towards Trucy Wright, given her enthusiastic nature as a magician and her dreams of making it big in magical talent shows like the other members of the Gramarye family. She can also empathize with how Trucy was forced to live without her parents due to unfortunate circumstances, though is surprised to see that Trucy still kept up with her dreams even after being left to be raised and adopted by Phoenix. They keep in contact, with Diana being open to teach Trucy how to use actual magic in her shows, much to the latter's delight.
  • She is absolutely disgusted by the state of Naggaroth and sees Malekith as a warlord who is too embittered and overcome by jealousy and hatred to properly approach, even if the circumstances of his villainy are rather tragic. What actually does sadden Diana is the fact that the Dark Elves do have a Wizarding School, but then there's a problem; the Dark Elves are intrinsically backstabbing, manipulative and sadistic, and this means competition in learning magic is not only tough, but the very nature of the Dark Elves means that many of the students are killed by their fellow classmates, never to see the day of graduation. Diana is also appalled by the fact that this is done to make the Dark Elves more cautious and ready for battle, which the young witch sees as horrifying and fearmongering towards everyone else.
    • That said, she does feel comforted by the fact that the High Elf, Teclis went as far as to create a Wizarding School of his own, the Imperial Colleges of Magic, with the purpose of teaching the Elves the Winds of Magic. Diana commended the Elf's purpose for establishing the academic facility, though she finds it rather odd that it was only open for High Elves. However, due to the nature of the Pantheon, Teclis is starting to invite others of different realms and worlds, either as a way to teach them more or for accommodation. Like Merlin, Diana is keen on wanting to learn about the different Winds of Magic, though Teclis asserted that humans are only capable of mastering one of eight aspects. Diana stated that she's intending on studying, not actually performing them, and is content with the magic that she's learned in her homeworld, a gesture that Teclis can respect.
  • Learning about Saira and Kaira had Diana ensure that she is prepared to fight against them should they ever meet up. It's beyond being just malevolent witches; Saira and Kaira also practice some form of Necromancy via salt, the former being normally discouraged in Luna Nova, plus their powers prevent the natural order of the sea by creating terrifying underwater inhabitants into their thralls. Diana speculates that if left unchecked, they would pose a great threat to everyone, especially those living in lakes and seeks to prevent the witches from further corrupting their environment.
  • Due to her troubles concerning her family, Diana often visits the House of Family and Relatives where she could express her feelings and insecurities about her childhood. She once met Sakura Matou, whose familial issues are far worse than what Diana would think about and greatly felt sympathy for her. She often visits Sakura from time-to-time, hoping to give her some mental support and someone to hang out with. A similar sentiment is also directed towards Rin Tohsaka as her father was killed and her mother physically and mentally crippled at a very young age and was looked after by Kirei Kotomine, who just so happened to be her father's murderer. Despite both supposedly holding a cold and reserved demeanour, they saw a lot in each other and quickly became friends. Rin expresses surprise to see how good Diana is with her magical prowess whereas Diana herself is intrigued by the prospect of Masters and Servants, though is wise enough to stay out of being associated with it too much of it, especially the Holy Grail and the wars that it produced.
  • While visiting the Hero Academy UA High, Diana ran into several of its more notable students and was shocked to discover that a lot of the dynamics between them mirrored her relationships at Luna Nova.
    • Deku instantly reminded her of Akko over the fact that both were determined to become a hero and witch respectively despite their plain human backgrounds. She also noted their shared admirtation over their idols All Might and Shiny Chariot. Luckily for Diana, Deku proved to have the intelligence that Akko lacked and learned quite a few things about the hero world from him, and was glad to share information about the magical world in turn. She did find that that Deku made up for his intellignece with a relative lack of social skills that Akko herself had, but found the comparison and his adorkable drive charming and relatable nonetheless.
    • She was at first not pleased when she ran into Katsuki Bakugou by contrast. Bakugou reminded her way too much of the time when she used to oppose Akko for similar reasons, only for him to take it to new levels that she would never dream of even at her worst. Still, she admired his drive for perfection even if she found his character unfitting to become a hero, but still hopes for a major attitude change from him. She was furhter surprised by Bakugou's intelligence, thinking him at first of a simple brute that was bullying the nerdy Deku, and ended up becoming cautiously optimistic about him once other UA students revealed his Hidden Depths and recent Took a Level in Kindness developments. Seeing a bit of her older self in him, she hopes that him and Deku will become full on friends eventually like her and Akko.
    • The student she ultimately found the most intriguing and admirable however was Shoto Todoroki. Similar to Akko's relationship with Deku when she met him, Diana and Todoroki instantly formed a bond over their shared traits and backgrounds. Both of them came from prestigious families in their craft with a number of expectations placed on them and had built up a reputation as The Stoic and The Ace in their class. She also empathized instantly with Todoroki's concerns over his relationship with his father, and she too had a strained relationship with her aunt and cousins that made her feel unsure of her own place in her family. The two also privately admitted to each other that their times and adventures at their academies caused them to defrost and lighten up more than they'd like to admit, but were nonetheless still determined to be the number one in their field. Diana ultimately concluded her day at UA by wishing Todoroki good luck with his personal and heroic ambitions and he returned the favor. Upon returning to Luna Nova, Diana was quick to reflect on how relatable the experiences at UA mirrored Luna Nova, and has kept eyes on the hero world ever since.
Real magic is cultivated by traditions and countless hours of intensive study.

    Ghetsis Harmonia 
Ghetsis Harmonia, God of Not Believing In Your Own Cause (One of the Seven Sages, Dennis, G-Cis, Geechisu, Gaycheese, Perfection)
In Black 2 and White 2 

Ratonhnhaké:ton, God of White-and-Grey Morality (Connor, Connor Kenway, The Man wearing a Wolf)
  • Lesser God
  • Symbol: The Assassin Insignia, specifically the American Brotherhood Insignia
  • Theme Song: ACIII Main Theme, Connor's Life
  • Alignment: Chaotic Good
  • Portfolio: White-and-Grey Morality, Wields a tomahawk as well as bow and arrows, Aura Vision, Badass Longcoat, Badass Native, Bully Hunter, Combat Pragmatist, Determinator, Friend to All Living Things, Good Is Not Soft, Half-Breed Discrimination, Heroic Bastard, Lightning Bruiser, Humble Hero, One-Man Army
  • Domain(s): Morality, Death, Stealth, Combat, Revolutions, Freedom
  • Herald: Io:nhiòte (his daughter)
  • Allies:
  • Enemies: The Templar Order, Shay Patrick Cormac, Calvin J. Candie and Stephen, Pokémon Hunter J, YHVH, anyone who opposes free will or endorses slavery
  • Pities: Nightwolf (due to his fall from grace), Smeagol/Gollum
  • Conflicting Opinion: Iroque
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork with: Night Raid
  • Born and raised within Kanatahséton, Ratonhnhaké:ton is the son of the British Templar Haytham Kenway and Kaniehtí:io, a Kanien'kehá:ka woman. As a young child, he lost his mother during the burning of his village. At age 13, Ratonhnhaké:ton left his village in order to fight against the Templars. After convincing former Master Assassin Achilles Davenport to train him, Ratonhnhaké:ton adopted the name "Connor" and formally joined the Assassin Brotherhood. During his hunt for the Templars, Ratonhnhaké:ton aided the Patriot movement and protected George Washington, unwittingly becoming an important figure of the American Revolution. Eventually, Connor eradicated the Templar Order's influence and control in Colonial America by assassinating their leaders and managed to successfully revive the American Brotherhood, which continued to flourish and expand under his leadership.
  • Connor originally ascended as one of Ezio Auditore's many followers. Impressed by Connor's unwavering moral compass in spite of everyone telling him that his quest for Justice is something inherently impossible and beyond reach, Ezio recommended for him to be ascended as a god in his own right. Eventually, Connor ascended as the God of White-and-Grey Morality, a title that he gladly accepted.
  • Connor was surprised to hear about George Washington's presence in the Pantheon. On one hand, the revelation that Washington had ordered the attack on Connor's village resulted in Connor losing faith in him, but on the other hand, their shared experience of an alternate reality in which Washington had become a tyrannical king had at least reassured Connor that Washington's goal about making America a republic was sincere. Overall, the two remain on amicable terms.
  • He generally gets along well with other Native Americans within the Pantheon, such as Michelle and Julia Chang. He also feels sorry for Nightwolf, whose soul was brainwashed to become one of Quan Chi's revenants. In general, Connor was saddened to learn about what happened to the Native American tribes in the centuries after his time. However, he maintains his positive outlook and idealism, still determined to fight for a better future.
  • Connor frequently hangs out with Jin Kazama, having bonded over how they had both lost their mothers and fought against their fathers. The two are occasionally seen sparring together.
  • Connor is good friends with Raiden, who feels inspired by his desire to fight for justice and ability to remain idealistic despite the losses that he had suffered. Connor often provides Raiden with moral support and encourages him to be better than his enemies.
  • Having been almost single-handedly responsible for undoing everything that Shay had built for the Templars in America, Connor has a particularly strong dislike of him. Shay has a similar hatred towards Connor and is very much interested in assassinating him, with only Ezio himself being higher on Shay's list of Brotherhood members he intends to kill.
  • Connor strongly dislikes Calvin J. Candie and Stephen, as they represent everything that he fights against. Unsurprisingly, their bigotry very much extends to him as well, although the fact that he intimidates them also causes them to generally try to avoid him.
  • Connor has very mixed feelings about Iroque due to the powers of the Indigo Light. As a proponent of free will, Connor strongly disapproves of her use of brainwashing to reform criminals. However, Iroque herself respects him for his strong moral compass, but is also annoyed by his unwillingness to use more extreme methods to fight against injustice.
  • Connor often visits the House of Nature and has managed to befriend Nakoruru, San, Tarzan and Mowgli. Although he's a capable hunter, he always tries to make his hunting kills as clean as possible, sometimes thanking the animal in Mohawk while skinning it. As such, he opposes evil hunters and poachers, which includes Hunter J.
  • Many were surprised to learn that Connor is also a skilled naval captain. However, he explicitly made it clear that he only operated as a privateer, not a pirate, and has denied any associations with the pirate deities in the pantheon. Nonetheless, he still respects his grandfather, Edward Kenway, who was a pirate and Assassin during the Golden Age of Piracy.
  • Having experienced temptation by the Apple of Eden in an alternate reality, Connor strongly empathizes with Frodo and Bilbo Baggins, as they had similarly been tempted by the One Ring. He also pities Smeagol/Gollum for his inability to overcome that temptation.
  • There was once a debate amongst the gods as to whether Connor's surname would legally be Kenway (after his birth father Haytham) or Davenport (after his essentially adoptive one Achilles). Connor himself doesn't particularly care about the debate, although he has made it clear that he never officially adopted any kind of surname.

    Yennefer of Vengerberg 
Yennefer, Goddess of Refusing Blame (The Lady of Vengerberg, Horsewoman of War, Yen, Yenna, Jenny, Jenka)
  • Theme Song: The Last Wish
  • Lesser Goddess
  • Symbol: A Raven Encased In Lightning
  • Alignment: Lawful Good
  • Portfolio: Older Than They Look, In a Love Triangle With Geralt and Triss, Hot Sorceress, Alpha Bitch, Quarter-Elf, Lady of Black Magic, Has Magic-Induced Infertility and Absolutely Hates It, Mama Bear To Ciri, Mind over Manners, Raven Hair, Ivory Skin, Tsundere, Vain Sorceress
  • Domains: Magic, Alchemy, Law, Death, Protection
  • Special Relationships: with Geralt of Rivia, Cirilla Fiona Elen Riannon, Triss Merigold
  • Allies: Doctor Strange, Gabriel Belmont, Daenerys Targaryen, Tharja, Rachel Roth/Raven, llyana Rasputin/Magik, Nico Minoru
  • Rivals: Zatanna Zatara, Morrigan (Dragon Age)
  • Enemies: Eredin Bréacc Glas
  • Opposes: Ghetsis Harmonia, Tywin Lannister
  • Pitied by: House of Childhood and Adolescence, Daenerys Targaryen
  • The Pantheon was sorely lacking a Lodge of Sorceresses. The position used to be shared between Triss and Yennefer, as they were allowed to establish a Pantheon branch of the famed lodge with the blessings of the Main House. However, there were musing over Yen's lack of commitment to the society. After receiving several complaints, the The Lady of Vengerberg sought out to build a temple of her own. She never really apologized for her lack of support, ironically giving her the idea of going to the House of Philosophy. Yen may admit to making mistakes, but she justifies all of her actions for the greater good.
    • Yennefer is also part of feud on-and-off again Love Triangle, competing with Triss for Geralt of Rivia. Usually, whenever Yen breaks up with Geralt, Triss is the other woman he hooks up with. To make things even more complicated, Yen and Geralt are seen as the official couple in the books, with Triss in the running from her expanded role in the games. It got so heated that the House of Love forced the three to decide once and for all. In the end, they both decided to share him. On the condition that he stay out of the House of Love and remain loyal to the both of them, Geralt agreed to this arrangement.
  • Her home life was...not too pleasant, to be honest. She came from an abusive household, in which her father physically and mentally abused her, while her mother failed to support her. Possibly because she's 1/4 elvish, and Mom was a half-blood. As such, there is no love for Tywin Lannister, due to his being an abusive dad to his children. His mortal death by crossbow-bolt to the bowels was much well deserved in her opinion. This is also especially true to the Patron Saint of all abusive parents: Ghetsis Harmonia. Expect massive fireworks should the two meet in person.
  • Yen's expertise lies in the dark arts and protection spells. The Dark-haired sorceress has no problem with using said dark arts, gaining approval from those who want others to be comfortable using them. It's no surprise that Tharja and Morrigan met with her more often than Triss when she used to share a temple with the redhead.
  • While Yen is very strict when it comes to teaching, she must be coerced into working as a team. Failure to do so will result in her doing her own thing, much to the annoyance of everyone else. This is mostly averted regarding Ciri, her surrogate daughter.
  • As she is a Sorceress, Yen is unable to have children. Which is a sore spot for her. Best not to mention that little fact to her. Or the fact that she used to be a hunchback. That little tidbit Geralt found out on his own.
  • Yen is friends with Daenerys Stormborn, as she, too, is unable to bear children. Of course, that may change now that the both of them are deified... Anyway, Dany seeks to gain a foothold financially in the Pantheon, which is why she seeks to make Valyrian Steel. She has the dragonfire. All she needs is the magic.
    • Due to their traumatic childhoods, Yen also has found kinship with Raven and Magik. As Raven herself is a skilled Sorceress in her own right and Magik is the Sorceress Supreme of Limbo, she is offered a place within her temple, even after she left the House of Magic. Magik now divides her time between Yennefer and Doctor Strange in learning the dark arts, as does Raven.
  • While Nico does not trust the Lodge enough to formally join their ranks, she is more comfortable allying with Yen. Besides sharing crappy parent stories, the teen is glad Yen is more supportive of her becoming independent of factions.
  • Gabriel Belmont ended up doing a double-take upon seeing Yennefer, as she looks a lot like his deceased wife.
  • Not every raven-haired sorceress has the same personality. Zatanna is slightly more light-hearted in her affairs. She is also more wary of Yen's attitude as well as her use of black magic. Yen on her part just isn't a fan of her performances. The two hardly ever work together as a result.
  • “I’m not heartless, I’ve just learned how to use my heart less.”


    Maria and Georg von Trapp 
Maria and Georg von Trapp, Divine Balance between Harmony and Discipline
  • Theme Song: Edelweiss
  • Demigods
  • Symbol: A guitar (Maria) and a whistle (Georg)
  • Alignment: Chaotic Good (Maria), Lawful Good (Georg)
  • Portfolios: A romance Very Loosely Based on a True Story, Refuge in Audacity, Second Love for the Captain, The Von Trope Family
  • Domains: Music, Nobility, Liberation, Good, Law (Georg), Chaos (Maria)
  • Heralds: The von Trapp kids
  • Allies: The Sisters Act Nuns, Mary Poppins, Giselle, America, Switzerland
  • Opposes: Johann Schmidt/Red Skull, Adenoid Hynkel, Wilhelm Strasse, Gunnery Sergent Hartman, Red Forman, Alex Delarge, Lady Tremaine
  • From one of the most decorated musicals of all time comes the loosely true story of the von Trapp Family, headed by Maria and Georg. Long thought to have retreated to Switzerland after the war, they have reappeared in the Pantheon along with the entire family. It was their ability to balance the others' character traits that helped stabilize their family and thus earn a spot in the House of Philosophy.
  • It can't be stated how much they HATE Nazis. Unfortunately for them, there are plenty of nazis that didn't take their defiance too kindly. The Red Skull in particular promised that they won't be safe for long. The only reason he hasn't gone after them was due to their popularity. He has more pressing enemies to deal with.
    • The family lamented the fact that there is at least one Nazi that successfully took over the world. The Captain strives to help out those affected by his rule.
  • Deloris and the other nuns in Nevada were glad to get to meet Maria. Maria even agreed to sing some songs with them in the House of Faith.
  • Does not find Adenoid Hynkel to be hilarious one bit. Understandable considering what the family went through during World War II.
  • She is a nun, but her involvement with the Pantheon actually started with Mary Poppins, who assigned her to the von Trapp family to help sort things. The Magical Nanny couldn't be more proud of the results and welcomed the couple.
    • While she was considered to be a rather unorthodox nun, she doesn't come close to comparable to what Eda has done. It still makes Maria wonder how she got into the organization in the first place.
  • The House of War welcomed veteran Georg into the Pantheon with open arms. One of the most prolific naval officers in WWI, his entrance was highly regarded.
    • There was a time when he would have respected Red Forman and hold a disdain for his kids for disrespecting him. He even started out as a follower. Nowadays, he could only wish that Forman improved his sorry way.
    • The same goes for Hartman. He has long since learned that he could not treat his children in the same way Hartman did to his recruits.
  • Maria sometimes goes out on karaoke trips with Giselle. Both found love in unexpected places, though Giselle sometimes wishes her man liked singing more. It also gave Maria the possibility of seeing New York City, a completely different beast from her home in Austria.
  • After Alex Delarge defaced a beloved musical song, the von Trapp family wanted to make sure that he won't use any of their songs to do the same. It is not likely that a court case would stop him from doing so regardless, especially with the backing of Lucifer himself.
  • Of course there was a chance that the von Trapp family could have gotten a far worse caretaker. Lady Tremaine could have just as easily appointed a more sinister woman to wreck havoc upon the family. She made this point when she appeared at Maria's doorstep. Maria coldly told her to walk away, but not before chiding her for her treatment of Cinderella. The Evil Stepmother may have complied, but Maria fears that Tremaine may be plotting to replace her with a follower of hers.
  • The family is forever thankful for Switzerland and the United States for giving them asylum. It made for an awkward conversation when the fictionalized versions of the countries greeted them.

Paul, God of Harsh Philosophies (Shinji)
  • Demigod
  • Symbol: A case with the Sinnoh badges
  • Theme Songs: Stand By for Battle! (Arrangement)
  • Alignment: Neutral Good. Formerly a very jerkish shade of Lawful Neutral.
  • Portfolio: Viewed Kinder Methods as Useless Until He Was Defeated Albeit Still Prefers His Own, Pokémon Training, Determination, Ash's Fiercest Rival, One of the Strongest Trainers Without an Official Occupation But Is Getting Scouted To Become a Gym Leader, Combat Pragmatist, Mixes Brawns and Strategy Effectively, Took a Level in Kindness, Ash's Equal and Foil, Stealth Mentor.
  • Domains: Harshness, Training, Intensity
  • Herald: Reggie (his older brother)
  • Pokémon Party (all in rotation): Torterra (ace and one of his partners), Electivire (his secondary ace and partner), Honchkrow, Weavile, Ursaring, Aggron, Hariyama, Nidoking, Magmortar, Ninjask, Frosslass, Drapion, Gastrodon, Garchomp, Metagross, Gyarados.
  • Allies: Good-Aligned Pokémon Deities (especially Cynthia, Brock and Dawn), Seto Kaiba, Jun Manjoume, Kaito Tenjo, Vegeta, Sasuke Uchiha, Katsuki Bakugo, Kaito Kumon/Kamen Rider Baron, Vergil, Johnny Lawrence.
  • On Speaking Terms with: Misty, May, Serena and Lillie.
  • Rivals: Ash Ketchum (friendly), Silver.
  • Enemies: All Evil-Aligned Pokémon Deities (especially Pokémon Hunter J and Cyrus), John Kreese Rusty, Char Aznable, Gozaburo Kaiba.
  • Opposes: The Thraddash
  • Opposed by: N
  • Paul is a trainer from the Sinnoh region, he began his journey inspired by his older brother Reggie, who had an optimistic friendly view on Pokémon battling, but Reggie's loss to the Pyramid King Brandon and retiring from battling afterwards broke Paul's admiration of his brother and made him vow to never be weak again and end like his brother. He adopted a fierce battling style across various regions as his skills improved with each league he participated in. He came to blows with Ash Ketchum, a trainer from Pallet Town who went on a similar journey to him; especially after Paul had abandoned a Chimchar who he saw as worthless for not unlocking its full potential and who Ash took in. Despite beating Ash and Chimchar (later Monferno and Infernape) several times, Paul and Ash had one last bout in the Sinnoh League tournament where Ash stood victorious once and for all. Having been influenced by Ash subtly through the Sinnoh journey and being humbled by various other defeats, Paul took this loss in stride and recognized Ash's strength before both parted ways. He would eventually meet Ash again when the latter participated in the Pokémon World Coronation Series while aiming to be the World Champion where Paul trained him for his last 3 battles in the Masters Eight (where the world's strongest trainers comepete). Once he was done, Paul was revealed to be a Gym Leader candidate.
  • Paul came into the Pantheon with a calm and orderly disposition and accompanied by his Electivire and Torterra at his side. Once he found out Ash and his friends were in he came over to see them and congratulate Ash personally on becoming the World Champion, Ash challenged him to a battle wishing to see more of Paul's new techniques, with Ash victorious albeit still struggling intensely to defeat him. Ever since the two have somewhat resumed their rivalry even though now that Ash has narrowed his goals to befriending all Pokémon as he found out being the World Champion was just not his thing.
    • Though Ash was perfectly willing to forgive Paul for his past transgressions, as were Brock and Dawn; Ash's other companions and friends weren't so. Serena heard of the sheer harshness in Paul's view and treatment of Ash and wasn't happy about it, Lillie similarly felt aversion to that and Paul's treatment of his Pokémon, May was also angered by how Paul acted especially after hearing it from Dawn. Regardless, his new outlook on life and change of heart have eased up these views on him though they still aren't exactly calling Paul a friend of theirs. Misty herself was forgiving too but damn near smacked him in the head upon first learning of how Paul treated Ash but was thankfully stopped by Ash himself and Brock.
    • N, formerly the leader of Team Plasma, was raised to see humans as mistreating Pokémon on principle and while he has seen that many Pokémon do like battling, he still won't be forgiving of legitimately cruel trainers and found Paul to be rather deplorable for his past actions, and while he does understand that he's truly changed and mending his mistakes, he does still give him flack for his treatment of Chimchar in particular; Paul isn't one to protest this, rationalizing that N has fair reasons to not want to do much with him or at all. Even with Ash trying to make them friendlier with each other, the progress hasn't been any big at all.
  • Paul did find positive relationship in those who value physical strength over more "soft" methods, even if Paul isn't as extreme as some of those he found about it.
    • Seto Kaiba is well-known for his eternal rivalry with Yami Yugi, like Paul he is ruthless and unflinching in battle/duels; Kaiba respected the commitment Paul had to his methods and how effective they proved where most would fail or be done in by said methods. Paul himself respected Kaiba's own determination and sheer force of will, and was also introduced to dueling by him, as both of them are familiarized with being able to scout out the best possible strategies and being very versatile in what they can do, Kaiba himself has given some thought to Pokémon battling on Paul's recommendations himself. With this alliance he's also found a big enemy in Gozaburo Kaiba, Kaiba's abusive father who proved so evil that even Kaiba at his worst considered scum, and eventually ousted.
    • Vegeta is Goku's rival and though never quite surpasses him much is still a respectably powerful warrior, Vegeta finds Paul's dedication to his ruthlessness in battle and refusal to let go of his preference even after seeing the value in kinder methods respectable as he himself has been somewhat tamed from his days as a murderous maniac Saiyan yet hasn't lost his ruthless edge. Vegeta also respects that despite Paul's harshness, his Pokémon respect and care for him and are in tune with his methods, complimenting Paul on being able to keep his team in line with the methods he most uses while simultaneously not being fully consumed by the worst impulses of it.
    • Jun Manjome is even more adaptable than Kaiba and found Paul's ability to switch his teams even before one battle and copy, subvert and take down with ease even unpredictable wild methods to be more than admirable, Paul himself sees Manjome as an outstanding duelist due to his history of rebuilding himself from the ground-up after a crushing streak of losses and becoming stronger, smarter and a better person overall as a result, like Paul did after his loss to Ash in the League. The Ojamas following Manjome occasionally try and stir up trouble with Paul but his Pokémon tend to keep them away before they can. Manjome bonded with Paul over their issues with their older brothers, as Paul was disappointed by Reggie giving up training after one loss while Manjome's older brothers were abusive and rude to him and placed unrealistic expectations that he had to prove himself against.
    • Katsuki Bakugo detests to be seen as weak or act kind in battle in general, though he is much more aggressive and brutal than even Paul was at his worst. Bakugo respects how Paul has honed the efficiency of his methods in his career and that despite the usual pushback to those methods he pressed on and proved a force to be reckoned with in his world. Paul himself thinks highly of Bakugo for the most part but finds his incessant need to be seen as tough as "pathetic" overcompensation of his ego, given he's been able to reflect on the similar attitudes he had once. Bakugo himself has grown somewhat lately and has been genuinely impressed to see how Paul himself has outgrown the worst of his worldview while not abandoning it entirely.
    • Vergil has been through all the spectrums of villainy and heroism, but nowadays has settled on an Anti-Hero at worst; he once sought strength to protect himself and those he cares about before he devolved into a purely power-obsessed warrior that lost his way only for it all to result in him learning and gaining nothing before slightly getting better, a feeling Paul can attest to knowing personally even if he never went as extreme in his quest as Vergil did; regardless of this past the two have respect for one another in their similar pursuits of power and how both have matured in the chase of said goal after spending a lot of time being rather unreasonable and self-centered over it.
  • Paul found himself a new rival in Silver, another trainer with a similar approach to Pokémon training yet was once nowhere as efficient as Paul himself was with his own methods. Silver has found Paul to be someone to admire given his status as one of the world's strongest trainers, Paul himself has at times approached this rival with some Stealth Mentor tendencies, partly to make him a stronger foe and to hone his own skills at training for his eventual Gym Leader position. Silver and Paul get along besides this, occasionally taking their time to discuss strategies and their experiences when not battling, even remarking some of their striking similarities.
  • Paul wasn't once the nicest guy but even he opposed the likes of Hunter J, Team Galactic and Team Rocket; members of all the organizations are present in the Pantheon to his disgust though he prioritizes Hunter J due to personally knowing from Ash how dangerous she can be. Other villainous organizations and their leaders were similarly present and Paul opposes them all the same. Paul also had disdain for the neglectful jerk Rusty, who's gotten his Pokémon killed more than once because of his careless, idiotic and irresponsible attitude which Paul finds deplorable in its entirety as even at his worst he wouldn't leave his Pokémon to die or abandon them without at least ensuring they had somewhere to go.
  • While Paul might not prefer the kinder methods even after all this time, he does see their value now when not the only value one relies on and scoffs at those who think it's entirely a weakness to be kind, because of this he isn't fond of John Kreese, a martial arts sensei who prides himself in harming people with his school's ways of teaching karate and even goes as far as assaulting his own students for failing to live up to his expectations. Johnny Lawrence once had that mindset at its most toxic but grew out of it, though not leaving all the aspects of it behind and as such became good allies with Paul. Johnny himself saw some of his worst traits on how Paul once behaved but has stated that he admires his drive to be better from such a young age, avoiding the toxic mindset haunting him well into his adult years.
  • Paul isn't opposed to being harsh to allies or ruthless to his own side but even he has limits to how far he'll take his actions even when he was at his worst, as such he didn't have much kind words for Char Aznable who went above and beyond in the cruelty of his worst actions, going as far as nearly dropping a colony on Earth. Paul views Aznable's extremes as far beyond what he could think up in his worst days and particularly thinks him becoming just as bad as the Zabis he opposed is deplorable. While he views some parallels between their rivalries, he prefers to not associate with the red pilot much, if at all.
  • Paul learnt of the Thraddash, an alien race which employs the virtue-rejecting philosophy so much that they more or less almost drove themselves extinct several times due to their extreme approach to the ideology of the strong over the weak, which even some of the most fanatical of that worldview think is too far taken. Paul was no exception to this and was in particular baffled at how lacking in self-awareness the Thraddash were, especially with how by now they should absolutely know better than to repeat what hasn't worked for them at all in making them a superior species to the others.

    Relena Darlian/Peacecraft 
Relena Darlian, Regent of Actual Pacifism and Patron Saint of Reassignment Backfires (Crown Princess Relena Peacecraft, [Formerly] Queen of the Earth Sphere, the "Little Prince")
  • Rank: Demigoddess. (Physically speaking, she ranks as a Quasideity; but her scope of influence rivals that of a Lesser Deity)
  • Leitmotif: Soft Hair, Clear Eyes Alternatively, “It’s Just Love” by Rumi Onishi.
  • Symbol: A small teddy bear partly covered in snow, placed beside a broken wall. Alternatively, the coat-of-arms of the Sanc Kingdom.
  • Alignment: Lawful to Neutral Good.
  • Portfolio: All Loving Heroine, Actual Pacifist Fallen Princess who nonetheless meddles into political affairs, The Heart, (Former) High Queen, Lonely Rich Kid who grew up into a Plucky Rebellious Princess, going from a mere figurehead of the enemy into a legitimate leader that they should not have had in the first place, proposing to terraform Mars for humanity to inhabit
  • Domains: Diplomacy, Leadership, Philosophy, Peace, Royalty (Formerly)
  • Followers: Dianna Soreil, Cagalli Yula Athha (Kira and Athrun's shared Herald), Euphemia li Britannia, Princess Rele, Kudelia Aina Bernstein
  • High Priestess: Marina Ismail
  • Heralds: Pagan (her Battle Butler)
  • Allies: Lacus Clyne, Cosmos, Bright Noa, Jeanne d’Arc, Negi Springfield, Kenshin Himura, Optimus Prime, Yuko “YuuYuu” Omori, Misaki Ayuzawa, Most good-aligned deities in the Houses of Leadership and Royalty
  • Special/Complicated Relationships with: Heero Yuy (as of Frozen Teardrop, her husband) and Zechs Merquise (her older brother).
  • Commonality Connection with: Ange
  • Odd Friendship with: Cammy White, Maya Amano, Son Chihi
  • Opposed by: YHVH, Lucifer, Melkor, Johan Liebert, Embryo, Charles zi Britannia, Millennium, Rau Le Creuset, Wilhelm Strasse, Grand Moff Tarkin, most evil-aligned or war-centric deities from the Houses of Mentalism, Royalty, and Villainy
  • Months after the events of The Pantheonic Rebellion and The Morality Civil War had left most of the Pantheon in shambles, Cosmos ordered reestablishment of diplomatic stability all throughout, especially at places where there are still a certain level of resistance. However, she wanted not to cause unnecessary trouble, as both sides have had their share of losses, and she did not want to project a bad image for the GUAG that is reminiscent of YHVH and his recently-established GUAL. Captain Bright approached her with a proposal to establish a Diplomatic Corps to facilitate the peace talks in the unsecured regions, then subsequently handed over Relena’s dossier as the first member thereof. Cosmos, after thoroughly analyzing her credentials, approved of her appointment by facilitating her formal ascension into the Pantheon proper. And the rest, as they say is history.
  • Her involvement in the Pantheon’s political affairs actually predates her formal ascension: she was one of the named proponents behind the terraformation project known as Project Blue Mars, and has long been lobbying support for the project among the inhabitants in space colonies. In fact, when Negi Springfield rejoined with the rest of Ala Alba to assist the embattled Sisterhood in the Rebellion, she was appointed as pro tempore overseer of the entire project while he was away.
    • According to some members of Ala Alba, Negi apparently placed Project Blue Mars in her care due to her track record in terms of handling diplomatic and political affairs. And, funnily enough, the fact that she reminds Negi of his missing mother.
  • Since she was born to a family who espoused the idea of “Total Pacifism” (an idea which she still keeps close to her heart), most people tend to overlook her other achievements. In particular, the reason for her second title: after her country surrendered to the Romefeller Foundation (thus putting the entire world at the mercy of its leaders), she was instated into the hierarchy of the foundation’s puppet government as its "Queen" for publicity purposes. What they did not expect was that, through just her inaugural speech, she managed to sway the loyalty of all the dignitaries present into overthrowing the Foundation, thus making her a legitimate Queen of the Earth Sphere... For only a short while, until her brother went ahead and started The War to End All Wars, thus forcing her to step down.
  • Apart from her role as a diplomat, most deities remember her for the "unique chemistry" she had with Heero. In fact, she was one of the main reasons (the other being her elder brother Zechs) for Heero’s second title, as he had previously declared his intent to kill her, but could not do so. This did not apparently suit well with the Holy Triad of Slash, who were quick to emphasize her past life as a Lonely Rich Kid, and also the instances of her screaming Heero’s name (Which by the way only occurred thrice or four times depending on who was voicing her). Turns out that, being the Yaoi Fangirls that they were, they only see her as a mere nuisance for their Ho Yay obsessions.
    • However, while she has openly affirmed of her affections for the young Gundam Pilot (which he reciprocates, although not as open), they have yet to enter into a relationship together, partly because of their contrasting roles. And there were still some unconfirmed reports of an alternate continuity where she ended up Brainwashed and Crazy at Mars, becoming her own philosophical antithesis. (Well, according to the deities at the House of Prophecy, anyway; they were the ones behind her "Little Prince" nickname in the first place...)
    • Nonetheless, abducting her is still a very bad idea. The last time it happened, Heero managed to blast through six layers of reinforced steel with three shots from Wing Zero’s Twin Buster Rifle. Vass definitely learned it the hard way.
  • Her relationship with Zechs borders more on casual friends, despite the fact that they are siblings. She has yet to decide as to whether or not to let his spearheading of the Eve Wars slide, especially since he has long abandoned his title as Crown Prince of the Sanc Kingdom, and Heir Apparent to the throne. Nonetheless, she appreciated his help during Project Blue Mars, as a member of the expeditionary team; while Zechs is just glad to have her in the Pantheon proper, allowing him to protect her better.
  • She quickly became friends with Ange, having their share of experience as Fallen Princesses and all (but with different circumstances), and the fact that they share a common friend in Cagalli. In fact, she was one of the first few customers of Café Ange when it opened its branch at the House of Food.
  • Kenshin and Optimus are quite impressed with her, seeing as she had nothing but her knowledge, compassion, and diplomacy skills in upholding her ideals that correspond to her title. Little did they know that she can, on rare occasions, take some matters into her own hands: last time she was abducted, she took the initiative of slapping a disillusioned teenager from blindly following her megalomanic uncle. Turns out that she previously learned the Bright Slap directly from the Eternal Captain.
  • Due to certain similar aspects, she has had odd encounters and relationships with a few deities: Cammy and Chichi became close acquaintances with her because they sound so much like her. As with Maya though (apart from the aforementioned), she gets teased by the latter to bring with her the teddy bear that Heero gave indirectly to her on her 17th Birthday, months after the Eve Wars ended; turns out that she wants to show to her stuffed bunny, as well.
    • She did have a bit of a problem with Sebastian Michaelis though, as the latter completely mistook her voice for Angela Blanc, thus making him act a bit abrasive towards her. She nonetheless explained her predicament to the demon butler, who has since apologized for the brief incident.
    • Oddly, Kira Yamato and Setsuna F. Seiei tend to ask her if she previously commandeered a Cool Starship; the latter even inquired as to any available intervention missions from Veda. Turns out that they tend to confuse her voice to Capt. Murrue Ramius and Sumeragi Lee Noriega, respectively.
  • As head of the Diplomatic Corps, and apparently a former Student Council President before she entered the political scene, she was eager to welcome Misaki into the group upon the latter's ascension. Though Relena herself admitted that she could not pull off doing the reforms Misaki implemented in Seika high, had she been the one in the latter's position.
  • If there is one peculiar part of her past, it was that Relena had a really harsh battle against people who decried her pacifism, tendency to get into trouble and "being too girly" and was often at the end of "getting killed for shipping business". Relena has endured so much while still keeping her ideals of pacifism until eventually, she was finally recognized for staying steadfast to her beliefs no matter the odds, all of them requiring... well, ovaries of steel for a girl like her. Relena is quite open in speaking that past of hers without even badmouthing her past detractors, and even her successors within the Gundam-verse, such as Lacus Clyne, spoke highly of her.


    The High School Girls of the Civilian Antarctica Expedition Team 
Mari Tamaki, Shirase Kobuchizawa, Miyake Hinata, and Yuzuki Shiraishi, Quadrumvirate Goddesses of The Importance of the Journey (Mari: Kimari)
Left to Right: Yuzuki, Shirase, Kimari, and Hinata
  • Quasideities
  • Symbol: The Antarctic Challenge Logo
  • Theme Song: The Girls Are Alright
  • Alignment: Neutral Good
  • Portfolio: True Companions, Four-Temperament Ensemble, Determinators, Used to have no friends (except for Kimari), Cried when they found out Shirase’s mother is dead, Has their own episodes that focuses more on their story
  • Domains: Antartica, Friendship; Naivety (Kimari), Determination, Penguins, Acceptance (Shirase), Dropouts, Runners (Hinata), Actresses, Loneliness (Yuzuki)
  • Herald: The Antarctic Challenge Expedition Team
  • Allies: Mumble, The Madagascar Penguins, Hubie and Rocko, Sgt. Bryne, Penta Penguin, Polar Bear Cafe, Jack Frost (Rise of the Guardians), Jack Frost (SMT), Mei, Elsa, Anna, Olaf, Skaði, Naruto Uzumaki
  • Friendly Rival: Sonic the Hedgehog (Hinata)
  • Enemies: Etna (especially for Shirase)
  • Fears: H.P. Lovecraft, The Thing
  • Conflicting Opinion: The Prinnies
  • These high-school girls met by chance due to one thing: Antartica. At first, these four girls wanted to go to Antartica for different reasons, but they eventually became True Companions throughout their journey and learned to enjoy Antarctica in their own way, realizing that going on a journey with your friends is important. Their friendship is what eventually led them to make a promise to have their own expedition in Antarctica.
  • Mumble is staying in his temple dancing alone all by himself... that is until he saw four strange human girls wearing similar winter coats out of nowhere. Upon seeing a penguin, Shirase squees in delight, proceeding to hug him into pieces until Hinata stopped her from making it worse. Then the girls wonder if they are in Antarctica, which prompted Mumble to explain to the girls about the Pantheon (who were shock that he could talk). After some time passed, Mumble took a liking to them and recommended them to the Court of Gods for ascension. They eventually agreed and their journey in the Pantheon commenced.
  • The first thing they did (or Shirase rather as the girls follow her around) is meeting penguins in the Pantheon. They met the Skipper, Kowalski, Rico, and Private when they saw them during their spying shenanigans, who were immediately cautious of them at first (specifically for Shirase’s behavior when it comes to them). They felt bad that they are ostracized by their fellow penguins in Antarctica because they want to save Private in his egg stage, though they say that’s in the past. Given their lack of human interaction, they decided to teach them how to interact with other humans and the penguins have slowly grown to like them.
    • Shirase screamed at the top of her lungs when she saw Sgt. Bryne fly using his telescope. This caused her to run to Sgt. Bryne at top speed just to catch him. Sgt. Bryne is caught off guard with Shirase’s extreme obsession of penguins before the girls explained to him about her obsession with penguins. Shirase (who calmed down after a while) became much more fascinated with Sgt. Bryne after learning he’s a soldier and asked him if there are other penguins that are like him in his world. The discovery of Sgt. Bryne’s flight prompted Shirase to learn about other penguin species in other worlds and wanting to write a book about them. Other than that, Sgt. Bryne started to warm up to them especially after Shirase started to cool down her attitude around him.
    • In their visit to Antarctica, they met a pair of penguins named Hubie and Rocko. Hubie immediately warmed up to them and is excited at the prospect of meeting humans who love penguins. Rocko took a while to get along with them (specifically because of Shirase’s obsession with animals), but he eventually warmed up to them and when he showcased his ability to fly, Shirase almost fainted at the sight of it.
    • They met Penta Penguin after Shirase went to his temple because of his surname. Like the other penguins, they became friends with him.
    • The girls visited the Polar Bear Cafe during their break time and met Penguin. They instantly got along with him (specifically Yuzuki as they are both the Deadpan Snarker and the only sane members of their respective groups), and through that, they also became friends with Sasako, Polar Bear, and Panda. Since then, the girls became regular customers of their cafe, sharing conversations with the group about their shenanigans.
    • Seeing how The Prinnies were abused, Shirase proceeded to go on a rant about how their owners are treating them... that is until they learned the Prinnies are sinners who are forced to do their duties to cleanse their sins. While this revelation cause the girls to lose their respect for them, they could agree that the abuse The Prinnies go through is pitiable and that their owners should have taken better care of them.
  • Feeling bored and wanting to have some fun in the Pantheon, they met Jack Frost who was playing with some children. After hearing their suggestions for games, Jack Frost decided to invite Elsa (who wanted to invite Anna and Olaf) and played a snowball-based baseball game in one of the winter grounds. This eventually got them to switch to other games and developing a bond with the quartet, with the girls being amazed by the powers that both Jack Frost and Elsa have displayed in front of them.
    • Through Jack Frost, they were introduced to an another version of Jack Frost, who is a much more mischievous version of him. Nevertheless, they also became friends with him and play games with him much more often.
  • Being the only survivor of an Antarctic snow storm and having been in cryotasis for nine years, Mei could understand their reasons for going to Antarctica and will gladly become their guide if they decide when their next journey will happen. The girls are fascinated with Mei's technology and her pet-robot, Snowball, with Kimari begging if she could use her technology more than Mei could count.
  • Kimari decided to buy a book about one of Lovecraft's stories, At the Mountains of Madness, thinking that it would be an ordinary horror story to scare Shirase and Yuzuki with. After the end of her story-telling, the two girls were scared, then the girls proceeded to burn the book, and became much more afraid of him when they learned what his stories consist of and don’t want to bash him out of fear that they might be included.
  • Being the goddess of winter and skiing, the girls visited Skaði as they hope that they could help her with her powers if they ever went to Antarctica expeditions, not wanting to receive any casulaties. Skaði has accepted their request, who immediately took a liking to the group for their kind personalities and heartwarming friendship. She decided to teach them skiing if they ever felt like using it to have fun in their expeditions, which they have greatly enjoyed and excelled at.
  • Given that three of them had no friends before meeting each other and Shirase had to prove herself that her dream of going to Antarctica can become true, they met someone who had to go through the same fate, although what he’s been through is much worse, named Naruto Uzumaki. To say that they are proud of him becoming Hokage and how he has matured through his journey is an understatement. Naruto returns the sentiment since they had to do the same even if there is less severity about it.
  • Having been warned about The Thing, how it was discovered in Antarctica, and its capabilities, Shirase has prepared the girls to bring a couple of fire-related items to make sure that they won’t be absorbed by the creature. Though they still fear the creature, it has lessened since discovering its weakness towards fire and have prepared themselves to attack him during their encounters. Meanwhile, The Thing is angry that it has to face another set of people that’s using fire against him.
  • Exclusive to Kimari:
    • An ordinary high-school girl who is highly dependent on her childhood friend, Megumi, Kimari was desperate to find something meaningful to do after realizing she didn’t do anything significant in her life. This is what got her to join Shirase’s journey to go to Antarctica; she believed that going somewhere impossible would achieve what she wanted in life.
    • Kimari's favorite food is omurice. When she ate at the canteen, she saw Ayumi and Yuu eating the special Otosaka omurice recipe. Excited to see the omurice, she asked the siblings if she could eat it, which Ayumi gladly acquiesced to by giving her a piece of it and Kimari squeeled at how delicious it was. Ever since then, Kimari has visited Ayumi and Yuu a lot to eat their special recipe.
    • She instantly got along with Yui Hirasawa as they are both energetic, airheaded girls with a cloudcuckoolander attitude and being the irresponsible older sister to their much more responsible younger sister. Yui constantly asked her about her travels in Antarctica and wanting to go there to have some fun before Kimari told her about the dangers there.
“Yeah…this is what it is. Like anything could happen. Like I can make anything happen.”
  • Exclusive to Shirase:
    • The daughter of Takako Kobuchizawa, one of the members of the Antarctic Challenge Expedition Team. After finding out her mother was missing, she started working several jobs every day to save enough money to go to Antarctica, which she announced to the entire school. Her declaration caused her to get bullied and have no friends because of how impossible it is, but this didn’t convince Shirase to drop out from her dream. In fact, it made her much more determined.
    • During the expedition, she realized her mother was Dead All Along after she opened her computer and saw that none of her thousands of emails had been read. Despite the heartbreaking truth, she has accepted it and moved on thanks to her experiences and having friends that she knew could help her, cutting her hair to her mother's length to symbolize it.
    • During her quality time with her penguin friends, she met Chuu, who is also a penguin lover like her. Of course, the two instantly get along and have proceeded to help each other get every penguin merchandise they could get, quizzing each other with facts about penguins, and watching documentaries about them (with Shirase crying in the background).
    • As they both had to travel around the world to find their missing parents, she instantly got along with Gon. She loves him thanks to his kindhearted, if not innocent attitude and is disheartened by how his Nen has disappeared because of revenge, though Gon told her that he isn’t worried about it and that he shouldn't have lost his temper like that. The two often talk about their adventures together and their memories with their respective parents.
    • If there's one thing you should know about Shirase, it's that she is prepared for everything and she means it, losing her cool when something unexpected happens or her friends aren't participating, unless they are in danger. This is why she became friends with S.A.T.8, having a similar tendency. They also bonded over their uncontrolled behavior towards their favorite animals and taking multiple jobs.
“Just let people say what they want. Wanting to show them up fires me up even more.”
  • Exclusive to Hinata:
    • A convenience store worker, Hinata is a high-school dropout because she fears being in crowded places and hates depending on other people. Despite being a dropout, she is an avid runner and very smart and wise, having achieved an A in a high-school entrance exam and a mock exam, which made her able to apply to college. She wanted to join in the Antarctica expedition because she wanted to do something exciting before she started going to college.
    • Her dropout story reveals there is much more to it than that. The star member of the track team of her school, she was asked to be their star player during their tournaments. However, because the third-year students were angry that they wouldn't get to shine in their last year, they started spreading bad rumors about her that forced her to dropout from school, forcing her to become independent and wise.
    • While having a running exercise, she met Ryuji Sakamoto and the two decided to challenge each other to see who's fastest. Despite their personality differences, the two became friends because they share similar fates regarding how their relationships with their track team went and how their experiences forced them to become independent. They have established their relationship as friendly rivals whenever they challenge each other but their experiences caused them to become true friends, with Hinata promising to help Ryuji whenever he has problems.
    • Being a fast runner who used to be on the track team, she established a friendly rivalry with Sonic, who she thinks is a cool hero for defending the world against evil. Sonic sympathizes with her regarding her dropout backstory, but she told him that she is okay right now because of her friends. The two have also challenged each other to races, even if Sonic always wins.
    • Her wisdom made her into something of an advisor to her friends through the use of quotes that she constantly made up. She bonded with Jill over this aspect and having an education that they use to their advantage. Jill is somewhat envious that Hinata is able to go to Antarctica before she going to college as she didn't do anything exciting in her life. She also feels bad about Hinata forcing herself to dropout because of rumors and through that, she will never reconcile with her former teammates, as she was able to reconcile with her ex-girlfriend's sister, though she admits that Hinata's traitorous teammates deserve the treatment they got from Shirase as they refused to acknowledge what they did to her like it never happened when they messaged her during her time in Antarctica.
“When you hit the point of no return, that’s the moment it truly becomes a journey. If you can still turn back, it’s not really a journey.”
  • Exclusive to Yuzuki:
    • Having been an actress since she was five, Yuzuki was desperate to have friends because she didn't go to school often. Originally, she didn’t want to go to Antarctica and was forced to do it because of her job as a celebrity. But when she met Kimari and the others, she was finally convinced to join because they are the first friends she ever had and told her mother she would join only if they joined too.
    • During an autograph-signing for her followers, she met one of the Pantheon’s ascended idol singers, Rise Kujikawa. They have bonded over their loneliness and desperation to have friends because of their jobs and having no friends at school, finding happiness in their jobs because their friends have convinced them to. The two have become great friends and collaborate to make new singles for their fans.
“Proper relationships and groups…you’re basically establishing who you are”

    Jiminy Cricket 
Jiminy Cricket, Patron Saint of Consciences (Lord Highkeeper of the Knowledge of Right and Wrong, Counciler in Moments of High Temptation, and Guide Along the Straight and Narrow Path, The only conscience with a sense of humor, The Ghost of Christmas Past, Archie Hopper)

    Paul Bäumer 
Paul Bäumer, Denouncer of the Horrors of War
  • Quasideity
  • Symbol: Butterflies on skulls
  • Theme Song: "Paul", "Remains"
  • Alignment: True Neutral
  • Portfolio: The Everyman, Most Writers Are Writers, Stranger in a Familiar Land, Shell-Shocked Veteran, Despair Event Horizon, The Hero Dies, Dropped a Bridge on Him
  • Domains: War, Tragedy
  • High Priest: Alfred Izuruha
  • Allies: Joe Bonham, Flyora, Martin Walker, Niko Bellic, Violet Evergarden, Peppino Spaghetti
  • Enemies: Franz Vahlen, Wilhelm "Deathshead" Strasse, Apollyon, Sundowner
  • Uneasy with: John Captain and Steve
  • Opposes: John Kreese
  • Paul Bäumer is a soldier who served in the Imperial German Army during World War I. Like most of his schoolmates, he volunteered to join due to the influence of his teacher Kantorek, who routinely gave speeches to students about how honorable and glorious it was to fight for one's country. Paul and all of his friends would discover that the reality of war is far more sordid, with fear, suffering and death being constant presences in the army life. There's also not much room for dignity in the battlefield, with soldiers being so strapped for food, clothing and other resources that they'll steal them off a comrade's back the moment he passes. Despite these conditions, Paul grew so used to this life that he could no longer connect with his family or friends when he was allowed temporary leave to visit them, and was only too glad to come back. Then after slowly losing all of his comrades one-by-one, he unluckily died on a peaceful day in October 1918, a few short weeks before the Armistice.
  • After his death in that otherwise "all quiet" day of October 1918, Paul woke up to find himself in another battlefield, under the command of the infamous warmonger Wilhelm Strasse, aka Deathshead. As someone who is fanatically devoted to fighting for his country and determined to expand its borders, Deathshead thought he would "re-educate" his co-patriot Paul to understand his duty and see the glory in waging war, especially now that he was in a place called the Pantheon where he could never truly die and thus be all that more useful to the war effort. Needless to say, Paul thought this prospect was horrifying, and it didn't help that it quickly became evident how much more cruel Deathshead was than any of the tyrannical commanders he had served under. Not willing to go through an eternity of war, Paul deserted the moment he saw a chance to, being quickly brought under the wing of some neutral deities whom he asked for asylum.
  • Although his efforts to adapt to a peaceful civilian life are undergoing (as is completing his studies), he decided it was definitely better than the alternative, and he would go on to become one of the Pantheon's foremost spokesmen against the horrors of war, making him diametrically opposed to any who espouse that War Is Glorious or derive enjoyment or profit out of it. It would be an understatement to say that Deathshead is bitterly disappointed in Paul and ashamed of a fellow German who turned "yellow-bellied" and now talks of peace. Paul is now one of his top targets for assassination, if only out of sheer pettiness. Another German who seconds Deathshead's feelings regarding Paul is Franz Vahlen, who suported the use of poison gas during WWI, much to Paul's disgust as he's witnessed firsthand the effects of such a weapon on his comrades and could sum it up as a Cruel and Unusual Death. On top of that, Vahlen was perhaps even more cruel than Deathshead in the utterly merciless way he treated not only his enemies (whom he had executed just for knowing the locations of bases), as well as his allies, to the point where they grouped up to perform a Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal. Paul can recall some good times when he and his friends got some harmless revenge on abusive commanders, but he thinks Vahlen must have really been something else to get that level of retribution.
  • It was through reading more on Deathshead and Vahlen's cases that Paul came to learn, much to his horror, that there was another, even nastier "Great War" that followed two decades after the end of the one he knows all too intimately. And not only that, but his country by then had turned into a tyranny powered by hatred and responsible for some of the biggest monstrosities perpetrated both before and during that second war. This was all understandably a bitter pill to swallow for Paul, but he would not excuse his country for everything it did, especially when such an environment created monsters wearing human skin like Deathshead and Vahlen. If anything it makes him all the more determined to continue to speak out against war and work to bring peace to everyone.
  • Nor are the two global wars the only ones that Paul needs to think about; the Pantheon is a place outside of conventional time and space, so there are multiple wars and their veterans that might either from sometime far into the future from where Paul originally was, or else from completely different dimensions that practice warfare that Paul could not readily imagine. And yes, there are several bad apples all around who at best laugh at Paul, or at worst are out to get him just like Deathshead. Examples would be Apollyon, a (much to Paul's shock) female soldier who developed such a strong Might Makes Right view that she believes eternal war is preferable to peace, and also Sundowner, who thinks war is great fun and an excellent source of profit. To Sundowner's famous plea to "give war a chance", Paul would not hesitate to say "never again". Lastly, though not exactly a warmonger, John Kreese's experience with war led to him believing it's better to be merciless, pragmatic and ruthless, which Paul doesn't necessarily disagree with if it's for the sake of surviving, but Kreese seems to take it to a toxic level with his students.
  • Soldiers with amputated limbs is a sight Paul got very used to during the war; it even happened to some of his personal friends. He also recalls some of them declaring they would prefer suicide to having to live out the rest of their days in such a condition. With all this in mind, learning about the case of WWI veteran Joe Bonham was particularly upsetting to Paul, since Joe lost both legs, both arms, both eyes, both ears, mouth and nose in the line of combat. And even though Joe despaired at losing his senses, capacity for movement and overall independence, nobody would listen to his pleas to allow him to die, or those who were sympathetic were impotent to grant his wishes, leading to him sinking into madness. Joe was allowed a new lease on life in the Pantheon, but that horrifying experience was more than enough to get him to agree with Paul on the inhumanity of war, regardless of them being on opposite sides of the conflict (which certainly doesn't matter to them anymore, anyway).
  • Child Soldiers is also something Paul came across, especially towards the end of the war when Germany was getting desperate; way-too-young conscripts would get sent out with next-to-no training and more often than not, they'd get killed on their first combat situation. Whenever Paul saw them, he felt like he wanted to order them to go home, and that fatherly sentiment extends towards kids like Flyora, a 14-year-old who was once very eager to join the partisans and fight for his country, only to instead go on a haphazard journey of survival where he was almost entirely on his own, ultimately coming out of it alive but severely aged due to the stress and trauma. Additionally, Flyora saw many atrocities committed by the Germans against his people, which made Paul feel guilty despite it being impossible for him to have been there. Fortunately, Flyora realizes Paul had nothing to do with that and that he was just as much a victim of the mechanism of war as himself, so the Soviet boy welcomes the German as a friend and supports him working towards peace.
  • A rather unusual child soldier is Violet Evergarden, who actually made for a phenomenal warrior due to her fighting capabilities, however she permanently retired after losing both arms in combat. She can definitely relate to Paul in terms of struggling with adapting to civilian life, since war was all she knew since she was very young. Nowadays she works as a letter writer, trying to help people convey their feelings to their loved ones. She herself exchanges a lot of letters with Paul in which they talk about their feelings about living in war and then peace, and Paul finds her writing so heartfelt that he might have developed an infatuation for her, albeit not one that he ever intends to act on, believing he's currently still too broken for such things. Nevertheless, he considers her letters a balm for the soul.
  • Paul is in the habit of getting into contact with other assorted war veterans who developed trauma or a general aversion to war to share stories and bond over their experiences, which he then uses as basis for his pro-peace rhetoric. These include Niko Bellic, who participated in the Bosnian and Yugoslav Wars and is looking to start a new life, but despite his tough demeanor still can't help but be haunted by his experiences. A stranger one is Peppino Spaghetti, an otherwise comical figure whose career as a soldier is very dubious, but definitely feels as much contempt for war as Paul. There's also the curious case of Martin Walker, whose story went differently depending on the timeline, but the gist of it is that his desire to be a hero could cause him to go down a very dark path, and his happier ending is choosing to put down his weapons and go home. Fortunately for Paul's cause, the latter one is the one who was defied, but being aware of the other path he could have taken, he definitely agrees with Paul's vouching for peace and that nothing good comes from war, certainly no heroes.
  • When it comes to those soldiers who don't clamor for peace and in fact are quite comfortable living in a state of constant danger, it's not like all of them will look down on Paul as weak or something like that. An example of such soldiers that are friendly enough with Paul are John Captain and Steve, who live through their apocalyptic setting with a lackadaisical attitude and cracking crude jokes all the while. Paul saw enough of this sort of attitude among his comrades, and personally engaged in it as well, to suspect that John Captain and Steve do it to cope with their miserable conditions, but he's not about to openly psychologize them, since he realizes that would be arrogant of him.