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    Flash Thompson/Agent Venom 
Eugene "Flash" Thompson, God of Character Development (Colonel Thompson, Agent Venom, Venom IV, Agent Anti-Venom, Anti-Venom II)
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his appearance after joining the Guardians of the Galaxy. 
As Agent Anti-Venom. 
  • Intermediate God
  • Symbol: A Stylized White Spider.
  • Alignment: Neutral Good, Chaotic Evil when Venom takes over.
  • Portfolio
  • Domains: Military, Superheroes, Haddicapped,
  • Allies: The Venom Symbiote, Peter Parker/Spider-Man, Eddie Brock/Venom Steve Rogers/Captain America, Martin Walker, Clark Kent/Kal-El/Superman, Gwen Stacy
  • Enemies: Wade Wilson/Deadpool, Wilhelm Strasse, Felicia Hardy/Black Cat
  • Not to be confused with: Barry Allen/The Flash, Flash Gordon
  • Was ascended after Captain America and Spider-Man put in some good words and pointed out how much he's grown over his career.
  • Due to the Venom Symbiote's potential danger, and the fact that he was an outstanding solider, Martin Walker put Flash into The AOF the minute of his ascension.
  • Flash proved his worth by singlehandedly saving Walker and Captain America from Wilhelm Strasse, who is now obsessed with obtaining the Venom Symbiote.
  • Flash has made it very clear that he refuses to ally with any members of his former Thunderbolts team, and as far as he is concerned, they are villains that need to be stopped.
  • Flash and Peter Parker met with each other in order to explain that Otto Octavius, not Peter, was the one that betrayed Flash.
  • Flash admires Superman, as he reminds him a lot of Peter. Unlike most, he prefers to talk to him as Clark Kent and not as Superman.
  • Once Eddie Brock ascended, as he's the true mate of the Symbiote, an arrangement had to be made with Flash: whenever one's being Venom, the other wears the Anti-Venom Symbiote.
  • When overhearing fellow deities outside the Marvel Universe or the AOF mention the name "Flash", it takes him a bit of context to figure out whether they're talking about him or Barry Allen AKA The Flash, whose heroics are much more famous than his. However, thanks to his time around Peter, he holds no animosity for the Fastest Man Alive, although they haven't met yet.
    • He also learned that certain spacefaring deities might be talking about Flash Gordon, who he also respects if only because of the Queen song.
  • At one point he ended up dating Felicia Hardy, but he broke up with her after learning about her criminal identity as the Black Cat.
  • Has resumed his friendship with high school classmate Gwen Stacy following her ascension. Spider-Gwen, on the other hand, he prefers to avoid given she's currently taking on the Venom mantle in the comics.

    Gehrman 
Gehrman, Grand Overseer of the Final Quest Trial (The Host of the Hunter's Dream, Watcher of Hunters, The First Hunter, Agent of the Moon Presence)
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  • Theme Song: The Hunter's Dream (shared with the Doll)
  • Intermediate God, Greater God once he gains his Battle Aura from the moon.
  • Symbol: His weapon, The Burial Blade or The Hunter's Dream.
  • Alignment: Chaotic Neutral with Chaotic Good leanings. though forced into the role of Lawful Evil by the Moon Presence.
  • Portfolio: A former hunter, turned teacher of The Hunter, looks creepy at first, sleeps for most of the time, the First Hunter of his kind, made a deal with the Moon Presence leading to the creation of the Hunters' Dream, wields the Burial Blade, wants to die but cannot allow any other hunters to carry the burden of the Dream
  • Domains: Hunting, Dreams, Mentors, Enslavement, Death, Mercy Kill
  • Assistant: The Doll
  • Additional Relationships with: The Great Old ones especially The Moon Presence, Azathoth
  • Unrequited Love Interest: Lady Maria
  • Honored by: Most hunters of the Pantheon, especially the majority of the Hunters subhouse (special mentions to The Monster Hunters and Team RWBY and JNPR), Geralt of Rivia
  • Person of Interest to: H.P Lovecraft, The Ancestor, Jacket
  • Commonality Connection with: Kessler, Dominic Cobb, Madotsuki
  • Opposed By: Lobo, Archer, Eredin Bréacc Glas, Wild Hunt
  • Rivals: Hircine, the Abyss Watchers, Maka Albarn and Soul Evans, Margaret Moonlight, Sister Friede
  • Enemies: Most abominations in the House of Otherness, Vaermina, Dream of the Endless. Freddy Krueger, Yami, Xehanort, The Radiance
  • Complicated Relations with: The Hunter
  • Pitied by: NiGHTS, Ysera, Kubo, Sora, Riku, The Knight (Hollow Knight)
  • Hated by: Pewdiepie
  • In the bustling city of Yharnam, a sudden discovery of blood ministration would change the population forever, heralded by the Healing Church. The recognition of such made Yharnam a hotspot for curing ailments and diseases through blood-letting or transfusion. In theory, this would mean that many would be cured of even the most complex of diseases. In execution, it lead to the disastrous beast scourge. Slowly, those that administered with their blood would slowly turn to hideous beasts and would savagely kill the surrounding populace. To end this plague, the city and the remaining citizens would resort to becoming hunters to kill the beasts. While this did work in the first initial phases, said effectiveness was shortlived and soon, even the hunters themselves would slowly turn into beasts, triggering a cycle that would eventually see Yharnam become a plague-ridden city. Certain members would do their hardest to stop the plague and one would cost his entire life in order to not just stop the plague, but safeguard the hunters in their journey.
    • Even before Yharnam would take blood administration into account, someone took notice of the scourge and decided to act with haste. Gehrman was among the first who specialized himself into the art of beast hunting and would become a pioneer to the first-generation of hunters, even so far as to create a haven specific for his own hunters. However, when the scourge became publicly known, The Healing Church would begin to send their own sanctioned hunters and even recruited civilians to boot, rendering Gehrman's efforts futile. In an act of either desperation or grief, he called upon a Great One, in order to continue the hunts, though secretly, this was also because of his grief with the loss of one of his own apprentices, Lady Maria. With the deal struck, he would remain in the Hunter's Dream and a doll with the same look as Maria was given life, though he has grown bitter with it due to the fact that the doll was not enough to sate his longing wait for her return. Unfortunately, the hunts with go further and with the discovery that he was bound to the dream with no possibility of being freed, made his grief grow beyond his life. In the end, there was one thing he can do, avoid any hunters from joining the same fate he has with the Hunter's Dream.
  • Unlike most deities who are mostly happy during their ascensions, Gehrman was among those who was not excited about this. This is due to his long experience within the Hunter's Dream, where he goes on to watch others on the Hunt, and later kills them once the Hunt ends in order to avoid the same fate that has been inflicted upon him. The way the Pantheon works for him feels way too reminiscent to said dream as deaths seem temporary on the Hunter's Dream, further increasing his depressive state. It does not help that the same realm he resides in was the decided temple the Court of the Gods agreed upon his ascension, worsening it even further.
    • Those who see him initially including his fight with the Hunter may have seen him as an evil character but slowly, as people further study the history of Yharnam itself may discover a shred of truth in his intentions. He is only trying to avoid hunters and anyone really to steer into the same position he was in, hence him killing past hunters to avoid the same fate done into him following his deal with the Moon Presence as evidenced by the numerous gravestones. Even ascending into Pantheon proper, he cannot help but continue with his duty, believing that he should only carry this burden and avoid others from following the same unfortunate scenario.
  • Initially, he was finally glad upon hearing that the Doll has ascended in the Pantheon before him, seeing that he still has a companion alongside him. Overtime however, he grew bitter and left the Doll to her own devices, believing it to be not worth seeing again. This is mainly due to the Doll not having the direct personalities of his lover Lady Maria, who died without knowing full well of his love for her. To make matters much more confusing, as is the dubious nature of Yharnam itself, Lady Maria herself was found among the Pantheon grounds, but is unwilling to see her once more, as he has seen that her role of protecting the Fishing Hamlet to be near identical to his role within the Hunter's Dream.
    • He still has some irritations the moment he met the Hunter once again within Pantheon grounds. He may have helped him in the scourge against Yharnam, yet said hunter did defy his test the moment he was given a choice, and depending on certain scenarios, ended him and the dream. Said actions may or may not have brought about the Great One Gehrman made a deal with, the mysterious Moon Presence. There were also possibilities of the Hunter accepting his fate, giving Gehrman the honor of bringing him back to the waking world, which triggered a set of theorycrafting as to whether or not the Hunter's Dream isn't the only dreamworld the Hunter has traversed.
    • There are also certain theories regarding his connection between certain Yharnamites. From Master Willem, the provost of Byrgenwerth to Lawrence, the First Vicar of the Healing Church, of which there are subtle hints to his knowledge between them. There were ideas of trying to bring either Ludwig the Accursed or Micolash within Gehrman's grounds, but that idea was scrapped as neither sides had any alibi to their connections, let alone relations with each other.
    • And if that was not enough, ascension into the Pantheon did not spare him from the Moon Presence itself, as it and its fellow Great Ones have already established a place within the Pantheon. It was this sighting that lead to him continuing his duty and abandoning the freedom the Pantheon gave to him, as he will not allow others to be subjugated by the same entity. Some people, especially those who know portions of his lore, have questioned as to why he even made the deal in the first place with an eldritch being of unknowable origin. Well, emotion is an uncontrollable thing and one can suggest that Gehrman's deal was more or less an emotional act that he did not think twice about and as a result, got stuck in the situation he was in.
  • Being a hunter is no easy feat, but being the eponymous First Hunter has brought immense respect to almost any hunter he comes across with thanks to the title. Those who witnessed his battle against The Hunter are more than surprised to see how little age affected his prowess in combat, making him a far worthy foe than most have anticipated. To many, challenging Gehrman is more of an honor than anything, more amplified by his original title the First Hunter, which is both a symbol of respect and for some of the prideful hunters out there, a symbol of contention.
    • While the members of Remnant are self-proclaimed hunters of their own craft, more than most were surprised of his arrival, as Yharnam also possesses different hunters of varying types, ranging from the lowly civilian hunter, to the rumored Old Hunters of which he is a part of. Ruby Rose especially sees him as someone who she could challenge, especially how she sees his scythe, the Burial Blade, to be well crafted more than her mechanically made scythe. His skills in combat also intimidated her and at one point, her group was pushed by her to have a four-way battle between the team versus Gehrman. He sees her as rather naive, but who can blame him for witnessing hundreds of hunts over his entire life.
      • Of course, being the First Hunter did earn him a worthy scythe known as the Burial Blade, a one-of-a-kind trick weapon he made for himself as a showcase of his own skills in the past. Being old however has lead him being rather rusty to use it or rather that is what is thought to be otherwise. The other scythe users such as the aforementioned Ruby as well as other visitors from Margaret Moonlight to Maka Albarn and Soul are curious to the scythe's mechanisms. Even Sister Friede was invited, though she was reluctant to join, due to her overprotective tendencies to her homeplace.
    • Geralt was interested about his profession as both Witchers and hunters such as him are focused on killing beasts of varying types and knew that working together can help slay more beasts. While he is up for allowing the Witcher to thrive within the streets of Yharnam (and possibly beyond), it did not take long till Eredin noticed what he was up to, and soon Gehrman was up against the Lord of the Wild Hunt. Seeing that the hunts will now be intervened by varying forces, he can only hope more hunters can put themselves into the hunt, just not when it comes to spoiling the secrets the world has, otherwise he'll have to fix it himself.
      • Truth be told, he will need every hunter he can find to help alleviate the beast scourge ravaging Yharnam so any hunter is appreciated to join within the ranks. There, various weapons and garments are available for those who enter the city. It was his response to Teams RWBY, JNPR, the Monster Hunters and Geralt, though he will need more to join the quest. Though should they discover the secrets Yharnam has, alongside the truth that awaits them in the Hunter's Dream, Gehrman will be waiting for their acceptance of leaving the quest. Those who have seen what The Hunter has faced, know that they will be meeting the wrath of his scythe the moment they refuse his offer.
      Gehrman: Dear oh dear, what was it? The Hunt? The Blood? Or the Horrible Dream? Oh it doesn't matter. It always comes down to the Hunter's helper to clean up after this sort of messes.
    • There are those that do not believe of his prowess, believing him to be nothing more than an utter fraud. Lobo was one of the first who demanded challenging him to a duel to see if his title was true. While he was hesitant to attack an alien hunter, he accepted the trial and set a duel on him. No one knows what happened during the duel and neither participants are willing to speak though scars on both were present following the ordeal. Said scars also gave way between him and the Yautja Hunter Scarface, who sees his Burial Blade to be a welcome addition to his list of trophies, though Gehrman is not the most simple of folk when it comes to trade. And for deities such as Wild Hunt, well, he has declared them to be almost as bad as the beasts that roam Yharnam.
      • Meanwhile, Archer has not seen him as a fraud, rather as a weakling who bothered to meddle with such deals and entangled himself into a string of unfortunate outcomes that led to his position, all while holding his title like he earned it and wants to prove that he is the better hunter by killing him. Archer did forget one thing that led to Gehrman's deal with the Moon Presence: his grief over Lady Maria's disappearance, but that only fueled the flames further due to the former's rather unsympathetic care for emotions.
    • Then came the Abyss Watchers, a legion that Gehrman was all too suspicious about for being albeit too similar to Yharnamite hunters, in both speed and mode of attack. While the Watchers do venerate him, the old man isn't buying it, as the aforementioned similarity with the Yharnam hunters including their corruption to the Abyss all too similar with the citizens succumbing to the beast scourge are the reasons for him holding back his appreciation to the legion.
  • Yharnam itself hides large amounts of secrets when it comes to those who roam around it from the Unseen Village known as Yahar'gul, to the college known as Byrgenwerth and the secrets it discovered, to even the Healing Church and its... interesting projects. The Hunter's Dream is no different and Gehrman himself is not exempted. The theories of Yharnam, the Hunter's Dream and various places being illusory dreams are not far-fetched, especially when taking notes from the other places such as the Nightmare Frontier, Hunter's Nightmare and the like, but when people alike scream their losses and actual consequences occur, it puts a question to whether the dream is not so much a dream, but reality as well. It is the reason why dream-based deities are interested with Gehrman's situation: they want to divulge more into whether or not his world is actually an illusion. If it is, they can possibly help him (or torment him depending on the alignment), but if it is not, then all they can do is watch his misery unfold.
    • If anything, dreams are a tacky subject Gehrman himself does not want to discuss as he prefers to keep the secrets of the Hunter's Dream only to himself, believing that the people are not ready for the revelation he himself has taken the moment the pact between him and the Moon Presence was made. Hell, one can argue that talking about Gehrman might reveal the truths of Yharnam as a whole. While attempts from both NiGHTS and Ysera to communicate with him were 50/50, they have slowly uncovered that Gehrman is nothing more but a herald of the Dream, and that the actual owner is the Moon Presence. The two have agreed to keep the information private but the First Hunter cannot risk it being leaked hence him eliminating their presence the moment they try to visit the Dream.
    • The other harmful deities such as Freddy Krueger and Yami sees the Hunter's Dream as an opportunity to connect more worlds to their desired dream worlds, with Freddy allowing more nightmares to thrive Yharnam (as if it wasn't a nightmare already) and Yami seeing it as a beacon that can aid in allowing the darkness to seep into other places. On the other hand, Dream of the Endless wants to study the architecture of the Dream and Vaermina believes the Hunter's Dream to be part of her domain even though the Moon Presence is the real creator and he is just the puppet. With all these sudden people taking interest in his domain, it won't take long till he instructs hunters to continue with the hunt, or he will have to do things his way.
    • Despite all of this, some believe there is hope for him and his life to be at peace with the necessity for combat. Kubo believes in such as he has been part of a scheme regarding dreams and higher dimensions such as the Moon Kingdom and his connections to the Moon, and Sora can backup as well due to his experience regarding dreams, which he and Riku have gone through. What the two does not know is that the very power Kubo has a connection to is also the very being that subjected him into the Dream in the first place, the Moon Presence. Not to mention that the only way he can achieve peace is through death, something that Sora cannot comprehend.
    • The House of Music chimed in at one point to observe him, and the best way they could was through music, of which they listened to his theme song and discovered a trove of information regarding his intentions, but most importantly, his longing for his end due to the long old hunts that have persisted throughout his life. He has responded with no comment on the matter.
  • Decrepit, secretive and a person with enough spoilers to fill in the entire Hunter's Dream. It wouldn't take long till some of the more eager deities took notice of his presence and started analyzing his very nature, from his history that may lead to the beginnings of Yharnam as well as the other... places surrounding it to the eldritch beings that infest the vicinity alongside his unfortunate contract. Two scholars, one being the eldritch progenitor, H.P Lovecraft and another mysterious Ancestor have been eager to talk to him as Yharnam and by extension, his temple the Hunter's Dream may hold a large realm of possibilities, one that may require additional insight to some of the more inexperienced deities. Lovecraft is willing to dig deeper, possibly to study more of the unknown origins of the other Great Old Ones.
    • However, other deities who had such experiences in dreamlike realms have tried to consult to Gehrman as a way to ask him on tips to adapt to such scenarios, or perhaps, use the Hunter's Dream as a sort of node, that would allow them to study their dreamlike locations. It all started with Jacket, who was seen trying to enter his temple, possibly interested in him observing his comatose adventures. To say that the old man was not pleasantly happy understanding his visions is a complete understatement, he was rather, unpleasant as he watched all of Jacket's "memories" unfold. Then another client in the form of Dominic Cobb also came in in the hopes of helping him restore his wife after the both of them got stuck in a dream world that eventually lead to her suicide. The last part immediately put Gehrman into a deep depressive state as he knows too well the feeling of loss as evident with his grief towards Maria's disappearance.
    • Then, there is Madotsuki, who seems to be among those unfazed by the Hunter's Dream, an odd suspicion the old man has taken for her status as a child. Her situation is perhaps a mix between Jacket, in that her world is that of a surreal vision, and Cobb, as her domain is a dream no less. Out of most deities however, she has a preference to staying in the Hunter's Dream on some circumstances, as not only does it not have to comply with the rules of reality, but at the same time, is far more peaceful that the usual surreal dreams she has to face. She is often seen sleeping within the cabin of the dream so she won't be of harm if you don't count that the Moon Presence is keeping an eye on her.
  • Abominations in general have not been tolerated, much less accepted due to the hunts that have been gaining traction around Yharnam and the surrounding vicinity, well except for a certain Old Ones that is. Yet out of all those he is rather unnerved with is Azathoth. The idea that reality itself is a dream accidentally created by the Blind Idiot has him worried that it may lead to exposure regarding Yharnam's dubious nature, and may eventually lead to the Hunter's Dream. Nonetheless, nothing of significant activity has been done by the Eldritch Being... for now at least.
  • Those who visit him within the Hunter's Dream will often have less interaction with him due to his inactivity... by sleeping almost all the time. Some of the more impatient hunters have made their complaints but what they do not know is that he is trying to communicate with both Master Willem and Lawrence, unaware of their all too unfortunate fates, in a desperate attempt to ask for freedom from the Dream. The hunters who have seen him talk while sleeping may also support this. Rumors have spread that Gehrman's whispers might have reached to some deities, though such have been deemed as false due to lack of evidence, others might have felt a weird sensation of an old man's plea of freedom.
    • Several of these instances reached to Kessler upon discovery is his goal to die for atonement. While many deemed him as insane (moreso towards his arch-foe Cole MacGrath), he actually heard of Gehrman's pleas, although in short faint sounds, possibly in an act of aid to end his life. He did not expect such request to arrive through his ears, though considering the nature of Gehrman's temple, it may seem like a slim possibility of granting his wishes.
  • A Knight of insect origin has made some fine visits within the Hunter's Dream and the old man is rather okay with provided the bug doesn't annoy him and for the most part is chill within his temple. Certainly interested with Yharnam as well as the Hunter's Dream unless he starts wandering into the origins of the place due to his ability to walk within dreams. His reason for visiting the dream: to protect the same place from the Radiance as the goddess of light has set her eyes towards the place thanks to it being like a dream. While Gehrman is appreciative of the efforts, he has nothing to worry about as the dream he is standing in is actually the Moon Presence's domain and if the Radiance wants to gain it, she will have to face it as opposed to him.
  • When Gehrman's ascension was completed, it did not take long till a certain Daedric Prince took notice of his rank. While he respects his craft, he believes there can only be one master Hunter in the end of all times. At first Gehrman shrugged it off, minding his own business, but things took a sharp turn, the moment the Moon Presence was among the Prince's own allies. He has set his eyes on him, believing that if what he is saying is right, a bigger Hunt may loom over the horizon and he may have to exert all his strength recruit more hunters or may resort to defending the Hunter's Dream.
  • Of all the people who has abhorrent hatred towards him, it would be Pewdiepie. The anger and ragequit Felix has pent up fighting him numerous times (alongside the insanity he has gone through from his visit to Yharnam itself) has culminated to his rage following his ascension and the dreaded words that echoed in his temple. While he has slowly adored his journey after looking back, the presence of Gehrman still instills the hatred that he has experienced the first time he fought him.
  • Go out and kill a few beasts, it's for your own good.

    Rational!Harry Potter 
Harry James Potter-Evans-Verres, God of Rationalist Fiction (General Chaos, Harryzer, The-Boy-Who-Destroyed-A-Dementor, Tom Riddle, Good Voldemort)
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  • Once he passed the Mary Sue litmus test with a few minor errors, the PPC have found him to be a fruitful ally to their missions against Mary Sues, but he turned down the opportunity to officially join their ranks to focus on his own goals, which is a decision they respected. That said, given the irrational nature of most Mary Sues, he sometimes helps out when in the area, though he would rather not have to kill them.
  • Due to his very rational mindset, to get most of the questions (and answer-searching) over with, he was immediately explained everything about the Trope Pantheons, how things there don't fully operate on rational thought, that the world operates in a narrative sense (he is to consult with Stephen and Morgana about Observation and Cognition as soon as his temple was set up), that significant change won't come easy, and other caveats that make it so that he doesn't have to worry about leaving his world behind while he's here.
  • His run-in with his canon counterpart had been... complicated, and he's been warned not to react too negatively about any irrational decisions they made throughout their lives.
    • Rational Harry's meeting with Canon Harry actually went well enough. He's aware of one key difference (among plenty others) that set the two apart; their upbringing and whom their Aunt Petunia had married. A life of abuse brought about low self-esteem and humility, whereas a life of scientific upbringing (and all the books to provide for it) brought about intelligence... and a "mild" case of superiority. Despite that, Rational Harry is still very much a hero, possibly to a greater extent than Canon Harry in terms of dedication to helping others.
      • In the end, Rational Harry decided to regard Canon Harry as someone he could've been had things went differently, but isn't ultimately that much lesser for it.
      • To better tell apart the two Harry Potters, remember that the Canon one is in/past his Seventh Year, while Rational Harry is in his First, and occasionally in his House Ravenclaw robes.
    • Regarding Canon Hermione, he's had to remind himself that this isn't the one he knows from his world. The lack of (miniscule) troll and unicorn traits should be enough of a difference, not to mention being older. Still, Canon Hermione was shocked that in his world, the mountain troll ate her counterpart's legs and she bled to death, and that Rational Harry took great lengths to bring her back to life.
    • Has nothing to say to Canon Ron, given they never became friends in his timeline. The only thing that bothers him is the fact that it's he who marries Canon Hermione, and he has trouble comprehending what she saw in him.
    • On the other hand, he has a better friendship with Canon Fred and George and often visits them for supplies, and possibly some help in pulling pranks (some epic enough that they Obliviate themselves to keep the details secret should they get caught). Also, in his timeline, in lieu of Harry, they become the Heirs of Gryffindor instead. The twins were amazed that that was even possible.
    • Regarding Canon Draco, he's annoyed with the Slytherin's former bratty behavior, and he also feels awkward given he'd killed his father Lucius (and all the other Death Eaters), but at least he's trying to be better.
      • In fact, he wants to test if Canon Draco has enough happy thoughts of his parents that can render him able to summon a Patronus just like his world's Draco. Both Canon Draco and Ron think that is impossible, but Rational Harry took it as a challenge; he's done more impossible things already.
      • By extension, he tries to avoid Canon Lucius, given Rational Harry doesn't have the same political arrangement with him as the one from his world.
    • True, it took far longer, and he's not nearly as dedicated or as insanely brilliant, but he still respects Canon Neville's achievements. Neville on the other hand doesn't share the same sentiments, given that Rational Harry had been instrumental in freeing Bellatrix from Azkaban in his world, even if Quirrel/Voldemort manipulated him into it; as a "rationalist", shouldn't he have seen how much of a terrible idea it was?
    • Was initially surprised to see Canon Dumbledore, given how the one in his world ended up trapped in the Mirror of Erised. At the very least, he doesn't seem to be pretending to be sane or pretending to be crazy.
    • He also has amicable relations with Canon McGonagall, though he found her a bit more stern, just like how she was when he first met her. He also decided to confide in her possible consequences for that by telling her of his world's version of the troll attack in First Year. Not enough help arrived with Harry to save Hermione from death (from bleeding out after her legs were eaten), and even after Fred and George saved the day with the Sword of Gryffindor, they fully expected to he expelled for going against the letter of her orders.
    • He's not sure what he can say to Canon James, but he treats Harry with as much love and pride that he was still a hero, attitude notwithstanding.
    • In regards to Canon Moody, given how he was subject to Informed Ability, Harry wondered what would be the best approach to gauging his abilities; alternate universe counterparts were not something he was used to yet. And then he found himself attacked in his temple by a paranoid Moody, and Harry was forced to step up his game to match. Neither are telling who won that duel, but Harry seemed to be satisfied at the end of it.
    • Naturally, upon hearing of a second Harry Potter in the Pantheon, Canon Voldemort and his Death Eaters were displeased with this and immediately made to teach him his place. Rational Harry summarily trounced them with his experience as General Chaos, and the fact that the Canon Dark Lord was nowhere near as competent as the version he had to deal with in his world made it all the easier.
    • Was left baffled that one of the theories of the implausible events between the Canon Sirius Black and Peter Pettigrew was what actually happened. Naturally, given there was never a chance to meet, Rational Harry isn't nearly as close to Sirius as Canon Harry is. It doesn't help that in his world Sirius Black and Peter Pettigrew are the same person. It turns out that, in there, Peter Pettigrew was a metamorphmagus instead of an animagus, and an actually guilty Sirius Black avoided being sent to Azkaban by arranging for a transformed and Confunded Peter to be arrested and imprisoned in his place.
    • Given how little they've interacted, if at all, he has no real opinion on Canon Cedric, Luna Lovegood Hagrid, Trelawney, Slughorn, Lupin, Fenrir, or Barty Crouch Sr.
  • When word of how he dealt with his world's Voldemort spread; i.e. Brainwashing for the Greater Good, then transfigured into a jewel Harry will carry around forever, until he can safely revive and redeem him, this drew a lot of concern. To the surprise of some of the good guys, Rational Harry can understand these concerns, explained that given Voldemort's Horcruxes are mostly invisible and inaccessible (one of them was the Pioneer Plaque), forcing this alternative, making killing him more trouble than it was worth, and promises to only use it as absolute last resort. He still has to maintain the transfiguration on his adversary, at least until he managed to secretly requisition a stasis chamber.
  • Has a sleep cycle of 26 hours, making regular class schedules difficult to adapt to. Thankfully, he has a Time-Turner for this, bequeathed by his world's Professor McGonagall, which is mostly a secret from most of the Pantheon. The only ones who know he possesses it (besides those who can sense it) are Hermione, McGonagall and Canon Harry.
    • This is because there are entities that wouldn't be happy with his constant exploitation of it, especially the Dahaka, and this has forced him to tone down his use of it to just getting around his sleep disorder (and other minor stuff, and use alternative methods for more important matters instead). He speculates that Canon Harry had sleep disorder too, but that it has long since been stamped out by his abusive childhood.
  • Is always prepared for any possible occasion, most importantly situation where he has to save a life, and his mokeskin bag sees to it that he can carry it all and call for what he needs. He has no Freudian Excuse for this until the gruesome death of his world's Hermione. He'll also know if his memory was compromised; he has a system prepared specifically for that situation.
    • And if he doesn't have something, he can transfigure it. And he's so good at it that he's even learned how to do partial Transfiguration, which is so far impossible for any wizard from the Potterverse.
  • As he was born with a scientific upbringing, he readily utilizes Muggle items/"artifacts" in conjunction with what magic he's learned in Hogwarts, making him that much more unpredictable compared to other classical spellcasters.
  • Aside from annoying him with ideas that lack any form of rational basis, one thing that sets him off is the idea that his parents might've been abusive, because they're not.
  • Rational Harry leads one of the most efficient 'armies' in the Pantheon. While not one of the strongest, they are one of the few that are the least crippled when it comes to infiltrators in its ranks. This is because he employs parts of the recon pull philosophy, where his subordinates have the initiative and can choose what they think is best while he acts as the coordinator focusing on the big picture.
  • Ever since he missed his chance on getting a phoenix, he's been trying again, mainly though trying to figure out Phoenix and what it would take to earn its favor. So far, there has not been much success.
  • When he had first heard that there were Dementors in the Pantheon (and as deities, no less), Harry decided he would go on a manhunt to purge the Pantheon of their presence, calling them a wound in the world. Upon hearing they had a temple, he went straight there with clear intent to find a way to exterminate every last one of them. If only he had some way of luring every single one to a single place so he can destroy them all at once... Unfortunately for him, the Dementors have their own allies and that means he'll have to make sure to get rid of those gods, too.
    • And for some reason, his reputation in his world managed to precede him all the way to the Pantheon, for when he first encountered one face-to-face, it immediately hightailed it out of there, screaming in fright, and all other Dementor encounters ended up the same way. It baffled him at first since he certainly knew that Canon Harry doesn't have this reputation with them, but he eventually deduced and concluded that they somehow know of his accomplishments against them (be it from the Court or the nature of the Trope Pantheons), namely being able to outright destroy them with his unique brand of Patronus Charm, though it is Cast from Lifespan when used in that level rather than that of a standard Patronus.
    • As a side effect of being The Dreaded to Dementors, Harry's become a target for the despair-propagators in the Pantheon as they're also concerned with this development; what is he capable of that Dementors actively avoid him?
    • Speaking of his Patronus, the fact that he can cast one has somehow become public knowledge too, and that it takes the form of a Homo sapiens sapiens, though somehow not the Dementor-killing bit or or its ability to return life to a dead body. He's not teaching anyone how he does that; given its nature, and the required mindset, one has to personally come to the same conclusion and thought process he did lest they lose the ability to cast the standard Patronus Charm trying to mimic him.
  • Because of his symbol and his "chaos" strategy, some wonder if Discord or Q had anything to do with this inspiration. Both have denied all such claims.
  • Ever since first seeing McGonagall turn into a cat, even after learning Transfiguration in Hogwarts (to the point that he can do it partially, though he tries as hard as possible to keep that a secret), he twitches upon seeing other shapeshifters do their stuff. The few exceptions are technical "blobs" such as the T-1000, and the Hard Light Crystal Gems (his real issue is with Steven's existence period and his ability to fuse just like them, even with a completely organic companion like Connie).
  • He knows that people can make foolish mistakes, even the wisest of them such as Gandalf, but if there's one thing he cannot ever forgive the White Wizard for, it's the fact that upon suspecting they Frodo had the One Ring, he didn't immediately spirit Frodo away to Rivendell, and the hobbit never be left without guard. Embarrassment, awkwardness, and inconvenience should be nothing compared to the ramifications to Middle-Earth should the Ring return to Sauron's hands.
  • Just because he's extremely intelligent doesn't mean he's infallible; he's still 11 years old, after all, and his various shortcomings have made that painfully obvious to him.
  • After the near-disaster that was his war against Voldemort/Professor Quirrel and everything that has led to it, he's finally learned that he's not the only hero in this fight, and always makes sure to confide what he knows to his superiors (and other adults as long as they respect his intelligence and don't blow him off just because he's a minor) in the fight against evil, mostly Dumbledore and Cosmos. Given his great intellect, the latter is grateful to have someone like him on her side.
  • As his struggles are on behalf of humanity, he naturally opposes YHVH for his progress-stifling ideals, and Lucifer for his goals putting a lot of humanity in danger in his fight against the former.
  • A rumor (which might be true) spread that Harry had apparently killed a unicorn for its blood some of which might've been used for the revival process on his world's Hermione, earning him the ire of not only Lady Amalthea, but all non-evil-aligned denizens of Equestria (Rarity on top of that list) and Xerneas. Harry for his part is trying to make time to clear up this issue, but he's annoyed that "narrative reasons" keep him from doing so at every turn.
  • Sees death as the final enemy to life and something that should be ultimately removed forever one day, and so he holds no favor to all grim reapers and death deities, but finds the Death Is Cheap nature of the Pantheon as a temporary convenience to help achieve his goal.
    • It's true that Harry seeks immortality, but he wants it for everyone, so any other seekers of it that have no problem with taking lives to achieve it (like Alex Wesker), or require lives to maintain the immortality are enemies of his as not only do they go against everything he believes in, it would ruin the whole point of his goal.
  • Advises broomstick riders to never attach a rocket to it for faster flying; he tried that himself, and it almost cost him and his passengers, as well as almost getting his pursuers burnt.
  • For reasons unknown, Yog-Sothoth has it out for Harry, since someone in his world apparently thought to sacrifice the Outer God to maintain his presence for a critical moment.
  • Senku Ishigami likes to meet with him to discuss how they can use magic to benefit science and society, although Senku disapproves of his desire to bring immortality to mankind, pointing out that not everyone wants to live forever as well as the numerous negative consequences that might follow if every human were immortalnote . He even points out that while death is depressing, that's exactly why we have to live life to the fullest. Rationality! Harry argues how a lot of people tend to see death the same as oblivion since not everyone believes in an afterlife, justifying a fear of death for both themselves and their loved ones, and wants to make immortality appreciable for those who don't want it.
    • The debate was very long, since gods in the Pantheon either take one side or believe Both Sides Have a Point. The more experienced Senku does show Rationalist! Harry videos of what immortality would actually be, quelling the latter's ambition somewhat but not eliminating it. Instead he hopes to make death a choice now for everyone instead.
      • At least, it's a "stepping-stone goal" that he would strive for on the way to immortality for everyone. Since humans biologically might not be able to handle immortality, the Golden Coven plan founded by his "High Priestesses" is looking to be a good alternative.

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Lesser Gods

    Rose Tyler 
Rose Tyler, Goddess of Arc Words (The Bad Wolf, Bad Wolf Entity)
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    Rubella 
Rubella, Goddess of Subverting Every Rhyme
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  • Lesser Goddess
  • Symbol: Her red jester hat
  • Alignment: Neutral Good
  • Portfolio: fast yet sturdy, Genki Girl, Combat Medic, Noodle People, Non-Ironic Clown, actually optional but in-game circumstances signs her on ASAP, always smiling, Support Party Member, a name both unfortunate and ironic
  • Domains: Jester, Healing, Rhyme (Failed)
  • Allies: Aurora, Krusty The Clown, Sora, Princesses Celestia and Luna, Olaf, Dr. Seuss, most of the Good gods in the House of Royalty, Undyne, Rikuo, Aquaman, Edward Chris von Muir
  • Enemies: Queen Umbra, The Joker, Needles Kane, Sideshow Bob, Nightmare Moon, The Grand Duke of Owls, Balanar, David Zappa, Maleficent
  • Feared by: Nathan Drake
  • Pities: Diana
  • In the House of Narrative, there is occasionally a special hour where everybody must rhyme their sentences while inside, which not only helps in writing poems, but also songs for the House of Music. While there have been a few visitors who screw up, one of them was unique in the fact that it's almost like they're actively trying not to rhyme, yet when the non-rhyming words are substituted with their synonyms, the rhyme would appear. This detractor turns out to be a jester by the name Rubella, and after some deliberating, she's been given a spot in the Pantheon.
  • It's ironic that while her name is based off of the feminine form of "reddish" in Latin (rubellus), but it's also the name of a deadly virus that causes German Measles. Also ironic since she's her party's healer. The Trollkaiger had a field day with that.
  • One would think that Dr. Seuss, God of Rhyming, would get irritated every time he hears her flub a rhyme every single time. In actuality, he's very patient with her, and finds it humorous that her subverted rhymes can be rhymed easily instead of just being lazy. He believes what she does can get other minds to wrack their brains to finding appropriate synonyms and therefore improve their narrative skills in a roundabout way.
  • She doesn't understand why Nathan Drake avoids her whenever possible whenever the two are in the same area. No one has thought of telling her that he has coulrophobia. Sure, she's actually a jester, but they're still close enough to the same thing.
  • For reasons related to the battle she fought, she opposes those who would bring forth endless darkness to the Pantheon. That said, she bears no ill will to Princess Luna, as her friend Aurora, while a light-user, had been tasked in reclaiming her world's sun, moon, and stars.
  • Olaf found her funny as soon as he met her, having subverted a rhyme in his theme song once. Though Rubella could find his subversion more understandable; to say "puddle" would make his song a lot darker than it already was (just noticeable), and that would not be fun. Besides, Queen Elsa already found a way to prevent that from ever happening.
  • Rubella is aware of the other Princess Aurora in the Pantheon, and thinks positively of her.
  • As a powerful warrior and fishfolk, Rubella was enamored to Undyne pretty fast, as she reminds her of two of her non-ascended allies, who are one of each category.
  • Being allies with a bard before, she got along quickly with the "spoony bard" Edward.

    Sybill Trelawney 
Sybill Trelawney, Goddess of Foreshadowing and the Not-So-Phony Psychic (Professor Trelawney)
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  • Lesser Goddess
  • Symbol: Her large glasses.
  • Alignment: Chaotic Weird
  • Portfolio: Cloudcuckoolanders, Those Not Taken Seriously, Fainting Seers, Genius Ditzies, Fortune Tellers, Not-So-Phony Psychic, Woolly Guesswork That Turns Out to be Accurate.
  • Domains: Prophecy, Strangeness, Fortune.
  • Trelawney's temple has the look of a room, at the top of a tower, looking like a cross between an antiques shop and an old person's attic. A fire constantly throws intoxicating fumes in the air, and her worshipers can be seen consulting crystal balls and tea leaves, and making predictions. If you come up there and endure the atmosphere, you can find hints to the future in their activities, but often it's not clear until whatever it was has already happened.
  • Trelawney is often thought of as a fraud, but if you look closely, as one theorist analyzed, every prophecy she makes comes true, though often not in the way everyone expected. It doesn't help that she doesn't even read them accurately most of the time.
  • It was she who read the fortunes of Madoka Kamane and Homura Akemi and first saw the Great Upheaval in their futures. In both of their tarot readings, she saw the Tower, omen of change. In the reading of the crystal ball, she saw a dark, winged, unnaturally beautiful figure looming up behind both of them. This was dismissed as her usual habit of seeing ill omens, but when the Upheaval actually came, that all changed.
  • Her glasses make her look like a fly. She's annoyed that everyone notes that about her.
  • Just because she has her head in the clouds, does not mean you underestimate her. In the Battle of Hogwarts she defeated THE most powerful werewolf all by dropping crystal balls on his head with a simple Wingardium Leviosa.

    William T. Riker 
William Thomas Riker, God of Significantly Improved Storylines (Will, Number One)
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  • Lesser God
  • Symbol: The Starfleet Symbol
  • Alignment: Lawful Good
  • Portfolio: Number One To Captain Picard, Gentle Giant, Badass Beard That Signified an Improvement in the Series, Guile Hero, Going to Holodeck Four, The Kirk, Happily Married To Deanna Troi, Lethal Chef, Not Taking Promotions, His Surname Being An Anagram of Kirk with An Added R, Deadpan Snarker, Ethical Slut, Military Maverick, Posing like Captain Morgan
  • Domains: Space, Law, Storyline Advancement, Good Receptions, Love
  • Herald: Deanna Troi (his wife)
  • Allies: Jean-Luc Picard, Worf, James T. Kirk, Spock, Leonard McCoy, Kathryn Janeway and Jonathan Archer, Hal Jordan, Captain Titus, Orion, Hellboy, James Raynor, Goliath
  • Enemies: Khan Noonien Singh, Arael, Necrons and Orks, Darth Sidious
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: David Xanatos
  • Ever notice when a series suddenly becomes better in quality? That's the work of William Riker, whose famous beard represented the moment where his series ultimately carved its own place in the Star Trek series. For such an achievement, and because he needed his XO to run the Enterprise-E to maximum efficiency, Jean-Luc Picard requested that Riker be ascended to the Pantheon. After much deliberation, the Court of the Gods agreed to his request.
  • Originally, he was something of an expy of famous Starfleet captain James T. Kirk, but with the beard came a newfound gravitas and sense of responsibility. Still, Riker considers Kirk something of a mentor and defers to his judgment whenever Picard is unavailable. Kirk is proud Riker ultimately became his own character and they remain good friends.
  • When last seen in the mortal realm, he had married Counselor Deanna Troi. The House of Love threw a big party to celebrate and has been trying to find a way to ascend Deanna as well.
  • Amazed that Kathryn Janeway and Jonathan Archer are also in the Pantheon as well. Janeway and Archer acknowledge it was through Riker's influence that their shows found a stable audience and lasted as long as they did and have recommended him in retaking his captaincy of the Titan, but Riker declines. He is happy enough serving Picard, who needs all the help he can get.
  • Was confused by Goliath for his Arch-Enemy David Xanatos for having the same voice. Once the mistake was cleared up, they became friends, with Goliath becoming advisor to Riker in battle strategy and philosophy.
    • Unfortunately, given the constant threats the Federation faces both inside and outside the Pantheon, Riker was forced into an uneasy alliance with Xanatos. Although Xanatos' intelligence and resources would be useful against the Federation's enemies, Riker knows that Xanatos would have something to gain at their expense. Goliath offered his assistance should Xanatos ever try something.
  • His wife Deanna was Mind Raped by Shinzon's Reman viceroy, causing him to develop an antagonism who rape their victims in their minds. For that reason, he has put Arael in his hitlist.
    • Speaking of the Reman viceroy, he once confused Orion and Hellboy for him due to his voice. Fortunately, the mistake was cleared up and they became good friends, gathering for combat training and drinks whenever they are able.
    • The battle with Shinzon has also made Riker wary of Darth Sidious, whose Death Stars are more powerful and destructive than the Scimitar.
  • Jim Raynor has become a good friend to Riker, seeing much of his XO Matt Horner in him. Until he can find a way to ascend him, Raynor often asks Riker to take command of the Hyperion whenever he goes on away missions. At first, Riker as reluctant but Picard advised him to take the Hyperion's bridge to keep his own captaining skills sharp.
  • Known for his tendency to play fast-and-loose with military protocols, he is steadfast allies with Hal Jordan and Captain Titus. Granted, Starfleet is only partially a military organization, but the three's actions regularly demonstrate how uptight and overly obsessed with rules and regulations militaries can be, especially the Ultramarines. Many heroic deities praise them for being more concerned with their missions than with how it would look on their records.
    • Thanks to intelligence gathered by Titus, Riker has become aware of the Necrons, who he sees as monstrous as the Borg, and the Orks, who are significantly more primitive and savage than the Klingons. Upon informing Picard of this, they have decided to upgrade the Enterprise with weapons and defenses in case a confrontation happens. On Riker's advice, Titus and Picard have also requested a formal meeting with the Emperor and his associates to discuss the possibility of an alliance between the Federation and the Imperium, not wanting to repeat what happened with the Dominion.
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Quasideities

    Akira Toriyama 
Akira Toriyama, God of Writing by the Seat of Your Pants (The Tori-Bot)
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  • Quasideity (Overdeity as the Tori-Bot)
  • Symbol: A Doctor Slump or Dragon Ball manga with his autograph
  • Alignment: True Neutral
  • Portfolio: Writing On The Fly, Popularized Modern Shonen, Reclusive Artist, Author Appeal for Cool Cars, Cool Planes, Machine Guns And Poop Jokes, Only Six Faces, Edible Theme Naming
  • Domains: Writing, Jokes, Shonen, Not Planning Things Out, Creativity, References
  • Creations: Look here. He's also a character designer for the Chrono Trigger and Dragon Quest deities
  • Interests: The Grand United Alliance of Machines, Madara Uchiha
  • Fan of: Terminator, Alien, Sun Wukong, Clark Kent/Superman
  • Allies: Osamu Tezuka, Stan Lee, Mashiro Moritaka and Akito Takagi, The Phantom Thieves, Rohan Kishibe, Subaru Mikazuki
  • On good terms with: The Felines sub-house, the Author
  • On speaking terms with: George (Bob and George)
  • Enemies: Fused Zamasu (predictably), the Nothing, Dhuum, Nekron, Annie Wilkes
  • Opposes: Loan sharks and real estate speculators, Moneybags
  • Respected by: Most heroic shonen deities and fans of the genre (and manga as a whole)
  • Weirded out by: The House of Time and Space
  • The Shōnen Demographic has Dragon Ball as it's quintessential series, and Akira Toriyama is its creator. A Reclusive Artist who found his passion in gag manga, he first found major success through Dr. Slump. However it was Dragon Ball, meant to be a short parody on Journey to the West, that exploded in the public eye. It's all the more impressive given he never plans ahead, being truly skilled at writing on the fly.
  • Akira Toriyama is a very private person and rarely makes public appearances, so he is hardly seen outside of his temple and communicates mainly through emails. He is more comfortable interacting with his Author Avatar, the Tori-Bot. In this form he is the most powerful being in the Dragon Ball series, even more so than than the Zeno. However he rarely uses this power and prefers to use it for gags, and it's assumed that because said power is because he's the creator of Dragon Ball the Tori-bot would be a Demigod in a reality that he didn't make.
  • His ascension drew the attention of the Dragon Ball gods, most of whom were perfectly fine with his ascension and meeting up with him. However a few weren't so happy.
    • Cell wasn't exactly pleased with Akira putting him Out of Focus compared to Frieza and to some extent Buu. Toriyama explained that part of it was because he hated drawing him, to which Cell said "well maybe if you didn't give me spots we wouldn't have this problem!". Frieza merely scoffed and said "it's funny, Toriyama wrote me to be hated and yet I'm an iconic and Love to Hate villain.
    • Beerus was initially scared at the idea of a being more powerful than the Omni-King, but soon found his fears assuaged because Toriyama was rather pleasant to him. He explained that he is based off his Cornish Rex Debo, who miraculously survived a serious illness. Toriyama seems fond of cats as a whole, and gets along with fellow cat-owning introvert Subaru Mikazuki.
    • Zamasu was the one Dragon Ball character to oppose Toriyama. His skewed view of the cosmos and narcissism means he absolutely refuses to accept the idea of a mortal being behind his existence, and he wishes to make Death of the Author a very literal prospect. Of course he knows he doesn't stand a chance against the Tori-bot, so instead he plans to ambush Toriyama outside of his own creations. This just further solidifies him as a figure of contempt.
  • Because of his immense power as the Tori-bot, the GUAM really wants him on their side somehow. Either by convincing him, or somehow using the Maverick Virus to convert the avatar to their cause. So far, no luck and Toriyama doesn't care about the GUAM. Madara Uchiha is more interested in him as a writer due to being a consummate utilizer of Serial Escalation. Just to get an idea; one of the more impressive feats of the original Dragon Ball was King Piccolo destroying a city. Now? We have characters on multiversal-level power levels.
  • Besides the Tori-bot, he also has an Author Avatar in the form of Tori(a bird with a pen nib for a beak) and a human with a surgical mask and "unfashionable" outfits. He even took the form of a Xenomorph once. He's a huge fan of the Alien series, which is why Frieza's third form resembles one and probably why Cell shares some qualities with one in his Imperfect stage. The former is all the more interesting when you consider Frieza's design was modeled in part by things he was scared of as a child. It might be the real reason why Frieza doesn't care for someone like the Tori-bot being far stronger than he is.
  • He's also a big fan of the Terminator series, along with Superman. Also a fan of Sun Wukong, which is pretty obvious when you look at Goku. In turn he has gained respect from many gods originating from manga, primarily shonen. Just don't ask for interviews, what with him being a Reclusive Artist and all. He did give interviews to the Chrono Trigger and Dragon Quest deities, mainly because he's a character designer.
  • To make Frieza a Hate Sink, he modeled him after real estate spectators and loan sharks. To him, they're the worst kind of people. So he really doesn't like Moneybags. He approves of the Phantom Thieves for them trying to clean up Japanese society. The Thieves have tried to ask him if he thinks they could get through Frieza's palace and force a change of heart, and while he has become more Affably Evil over time, Akira's answer was still "no".
  • Akira Toriyama is OK with the House of Time and Space, but he kind of weird him out. This is because while he initially made a cohesive Alternate Timeline with him Terminator homage of the Android arc, the introduction of Cell created a Timey-Wimey Ball and he regrets all the timelines he created.
  • George can understand how Akira Toriyama must feel about the whole confusion with time travel, given his own experiences with it. The Author, already a fan, was interested in conversing with him. Toriyama is also friendly with the other mangaka in the pantheon. As a writer he is naturally opposed to the Nothing, and the obsessiveness of Annie Wilkes.
  • A likely factor in why Death Is Cheap in the pantheon; the world he created is known for death being cheap, up to and including whole universes. This has earned him the eternal ire of both Dhuum and Nekron, though it's one-sided as he doesn't care what they think outside, obviously, of the latter being an Omnicidal Maniac.

    Alfred Hitchcock 
Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, Master of Suspense (Hitch)
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    Barton Fink 
Barton Fink, Patron God of Writer's Block
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  • Quasideity
  • Symbol: His typewriter next to a package received from Charlie Meadows
  • Alignment: True Neutral
  • Portfolio: Bait the Dog, The Chew Toy, Hypocrite, Most Writers Are Writers, Based on Clifford Odets, No Ending, "Shaggy Dog" Story, Trauma Conga Line, Wide-Eyed Idealist, Writer's Block
  • Domains: Writers, Common Man, Absurdism
  • High Priest: Charlie Kaufman
  • Followers: Karen Eiffel, Calvin Weir-Field, Michael Noonan
  • Allies: Joe Gillis, Adrian Monk, Marge Gunderson
  • Enemies: Annie Wilkes, Eric Cartman
  • Odd Friendship with: Jeffrey “The Dude” Lebowski, Sulley
  • Pitied by: Spongebob Squarepants
  • Barton Fink is a successful New York playwright who’s offered a lucrative contract to move to Hollywood and write screenplays for Capitol Pictures. Wanting to keep in touch with the “common man”, Barton takes up residence at the Hotel Earle, but ended up developing severe writer’s block. His neighbor Charlie Meadows tries to help, but Barton continues to struggle as a bizarre sequence of events distracts him even further from his task.
    • After hearing about the situation he went through when he was in his writer’s block, the Court decided to ascend him, giving him the title of Patron God of Writer's Block.
  • He made friends with Joe Gillis due to both of them being struggling writers, even though Barton was successful as a playwright. The two can be seen exchanging stories about their experiences with Hollywood.
  • For a particular reason, he also managed to be on good terms with Jeffrey Lebowski. Although the Dude was initially uncomfortable with how Barton looks like Jesus Quintana, one of his bowling team’s opponents.
  • Adrian Monk paid a visit to Barton Fink’s temple, because he thought that he was his brother Ambrose. Likewise, Barton was given odd looks with how Monk looks like Ben Geisler, a producer whom Barton once consulted for advice. Nevertheless, Monk sympathized with his situation and the two get along.
  • It took him some time to get used to Sulley, given that his voice reminded him of Charlie Meadows a.k.a. “Madman” Mundt. However, even he admits that he is a nice person despite being a monster.
  • As with most other writers in the Pantheon, he doesn’t like Annie Wilkes for what she did to Paul Sheldon.
  • He doesn’t like Cartman either given that he was disliked by the two detectives he met for being Jewish and (as they later incorrectly assume) homosexual. Not to mention that he finds his way of dealing with others to be as horrifying as (if not worse than) Mundt.
  • Spongebob Squarepants has taken sympathy towards the man as he faced a similar situation when writing an essay for Mrs. Puff’s driving school, though it’s most likely a case of procrastination.
    • He was also visited by the cast of Fables as they once got their asses saved by a literal incarnation of Writer’s Block (Jack Horner’s relative).
  • “I’m a writer, you monsters! I create! I create for a living! I’m a creator! I am a creator!”

    Niccolò Machiavelli 
Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli, God of Writing What One Already Knows
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Machiavelli, as seen in The Borgias 
Machiavelli As An Assassin 
  • Quasideity, Demigod as an Assassin
  • Symbol: A copy of The Prince and His Sword (for his Assassin counterpart)
  • Alignment: True Neutral, although his views may have him as Neutral Evil
  • Portfolio:
  • Herald: Caterina Sforza
  • Domains: Machiavellianism, Philisophy, Political Science, Military theory, History
  • Superior: Ezio Auditore da Firenze
  • Followers Include: Thomas Hobbes, James Harrington, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Friedrich Nietzsche, Leon Strauss to name a few
  • Allies:
  • Worthy Opponents: Tywin Lannister, Julius Caesar, Alexander the Great, Lord Varys
  • Enemies: Caligula, Petyr 'Littlefinger' Baelish, Grand Moff Tarkin, Allant
  • Pities: Queen Cersei Lannister
  • Opposes: All mercenary deities
  • Admires: the House of Philosophy
  • Suspected Pupils: Daenerys Targaryen, Aegon, Rhaenys and Visenya Targaryen, Weiss Schnee
  • Il primo metodo per stimare l'intelligenza di un governante è quello di guardare gli uomini che ha intorno a lui. (The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.)
  • Niccolò Machiavelli. Renaissance historian, politician, diplomat, philosopher, humanist, writer. And in some cases, Assassin. Said to be the founder of modern political science, he has come to the Pantheon thanks in part to the glowing recommendations of his fellow Italian deities, Leonardo da Vinci, Dante Alighieri, and Ezio Auditore.
  • Aside from his most famous work, The Prince, Machiavelli has also written such works as The Discourses on the First Ten Books of Titus Livy, and The Art Of War (no, not that Art Of War, despite it also being military strategy), of which are popular books in the Pantheon alongside his most famous work.
  • Interestingly enough, Machiavellism is one of the so-called 'dark triad' personalities, the other two being narcissism and psychopathy. Machiavellianism is described as a "duplicitous interpersonal style, a cynical disregard for morality and a focus on self-interest and personal gain." In other words, being a cunning, scheming, and unscrupulous little bastard, especially in politics or in advancing one’s career. Of course, Machiavelli himself is less than amused over the fact that despite his good intentions, he is seen as the bad guy.
  • Machiavelli is an admirer of Julius Caesar's work, not to mention the man himself. His Assassin counterpart, not so much. Granted that Caesar did not know that he was backed by the Templars and was shanked to death by Assassins disguised as Senators, but still.
  • Spends time in the House of War, debating military tactics and strategy with Annabeth, Athena's daughter. Machiavelli sees that she has a keen mind. Machiavelli is one of several deities seeking to mentor Annabeth.
  • Found an admirer in Tywin Lannister due in part to his writings. One line sticks out in particular, of which describes Tywin perfectly: Se un pregiudizio deve essere fatto per un uomo dovrebbe essere così grave che la sua vendetta non deve essere temuta (If an injury has to be done to a man it should be so severe that his vengeance need not be feared), a lesson that his enemies had learned the hard way. But while Machiavelli praises Tywin's pragmatism, he is quick to point out that Tywin's downfall would eventually come not from his enemies, but from his children.
    • Speaking of the defied Lannisters, Machiavelli is not a big fan of Cersei Lannister. While he preaches that a ruler is to be more feared that loved, yet is able to find a balance between the two, even he is horrified as to what Cersei had done to solidify her rule (i.e., blowing up her world's version of a church with her enemies inside). While his herald, the Countess of Forlì, is no saint herself, even Machiavelli admits that even Caterina has standards.
    • Machiavelli is not a big fan of Petyr Baelish either. While Littlefinger can be counted as a rival of sorts, the fact that he kick-started a civil war due to his obsession with Catelyn Stark is nothing more than folly in his eyes. Machiavelli is all for war, but one must be smart about it.
  • Spends his time lecturing in the House of Philosophy when he's not lecturing and debating in his temple, in which he has plenty of admirers, good and bad. His lectures even draws some of the Pantheon's heroes and villains, Tony Stark, Bruce Wayne, Doctor Doom, Bane, Lex Luthor and Albert Wesker being among them. It's quite possibly the only time that the heroes and villains are not trying to kill each other. In fact it's an unspoken rule that whenever Machiavelli is giving his lectures, no violence takes place.
  • E 'meglio essere temuto che amato, se non si può essere entrambe le cose. (It is better to be feared than loved, if you cannot be both.)

    Ralph Wiggum 
Ralph Wiggum, An Eternal Constant of Non Sequiturs
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  • Quasideity
  • Theme: Ralph Wiggum by The Bloodhound Gang
  • Symbol: A nose with a finger stuck up its nostrils.
  • Alignment: True Neutral(?)
  • Portfolio: Fools, Ditzes (Former Trope Namer), Cloudcuckoolanders, Total Stupidity, Malaproping, Vague Age, Being Reduced to Non Sequiturs
  • Domains: Chaos, Dream, Illusion
  • Followers: Isumi Saginomiya, Mr. Kimura, Homsar, Senor Cardgage
  • Friends: Bart Simpson, Dennis Mitchell, Lisa Simpson, Leprechaun
  • People he trusts: The House of Justice, Mako Mankanshoku
  • People he's afraid of: The House of Crime, Firefly, Mr Garrison, Mr Slave
  • Special Relationship: Clancy Wiggum (his father)
  • Ralph 1:1—"My cat has fleas."
  • Ralph Wiggum is a rather odd kid. A student of Springfield Elementary School, he's proven to be quite The Ditz and wandered into the pantheon. He will often spout non sequiturs, which the pantheon finds endearing. Though Bart doesn't like hanging out with him, the two are ultimately friends.
  • His father is a policeman, and as such naturally trusts the House of Justice while being scared of the House of Crime. Sometimes he causes trouble by playing with stuff in the "forbidden closet" of Justice, but thankfully never ends up with more than a boo-boo. He gets along best with Rosco P Coltrane due to reminding him of his own incompetent father.
  • Once had a crush on Lisa Simpson, and while it didn't work out the two remain friends. He played the part of George Washington in a school re-enactment, proving pretty good at the role.
  • He was once a candidate for the Presidency of The United States.
    • Compassionate, Tough, Curious. These are all words Ralph Wiggum doesn't know, but he doesn't need to know them. He lives them. Every day.
  • In what was probably a clerical error or just the Court of the Gods having a laugh, he ran against Mr Garrison in his attempt to become President. Almost immediately gave it up because Mr Garrison scared him, and cried when Mr Slave shoved Lemmiwinks up his ass again.
  • He has an imaginary friend with O'Reilly the Leprechaun, who tells him burn things. He ended up mistaking the Leprechaun in the pantheon for his O'Reilly, who is trying to manipulate the simple-minded Ralph for his own ends. Naturally, Bart, Lisa and a few other deities are doing their best to prevent Ralph from becoming the Leprechaun's Puppet and/or next victim. Despite this potential pyromania, he's still very scared for Firefly.
  • Capable of understanding how Mako Mankanshoku thinks, and trusts her judgement.

    Roald Dahl 
Roald Dahl, God of Creator Thumbprints
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    Stephen King 
Stephen Edwin King, The Literary God Who Is Billed Above the Title and Having Little Control Over The Plot (Richard Bachman, John Swithen)
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  • Quasideity
  • Symbol: Any book cover with his name front-and-center
  • Theme Song: Stiff Upper Lip by AC/DC (one of King's favorites)
  • Alignment: ...it varies with him
  • Portfolios:
  • Domains: Literature, Horror, Supernatural, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Films Adapted From His Books, New England Authors
  • Heralds: Joe Hill and Owen King (his sons)
  • Followers: Peter Straub, Dean Koontz, John Grisham
  • Underlings Include: Annie Wilkes, Pennywise the Dancing Clown/IT, Carrie White (his first creation), Randall Flagg, Roland Deschain, Jack Torrance
  • Honorary Membership In: The House of the Undead
  • Allies:
  • Rivals: George RR Martin, Stephen King
  • Annoyed By: The Nostalgia Critic
  • Enemies: Nathan Drake (due to creating Pennywise the Clown)
  • Stephen King was beside himself when he discovered that J.R.R. Tolkien, Rod Serling, and H.P. Lovecraft were the ones who successfully petitioned for his ascension into the Pantheon, the deities in question having found out that the usually-snarky King drew inspiration from their works, and after reading some of King's novels, were wholly impressed with his work.
  • Annie Wilkes, the antagonist of Misery vowed to hogtie her creator to the bed and cripple him with her sledgehammer in such a way that even Shao Kahn and Robert Baratheon squeamish until he penned a book detailing the return of her favorite character, Misery Chastain. Only the threat of being sent screaming to Lovecraft's Old Gods made Annie relent. Not even Flagg nor Pennywise would be that stupid to go against their creator.
  • Johnny Cage and Fei Long both are fans of King's work, and seek to adapt one of his novels to the big screen; Johnny wanting to remake The Stand whereas Fei wants to co-star with Pai Chan on Needful Things. In fact, Johnny's namesake fatality (Here's Johnny!) is a homage to The Shining, and by extension, King himself.
  • The Joker has a minor connection with King, as he shows up in a parody of The Shawshank Redemption.
  • For all the acclaim earned by Stanley Kubrick's adaptation of The Shining, King resents it given it strays away from the source material. Both avoid each other's shrines as a result
  • Calypso is a big fan of King's work, with Needful Things as his favorite, given as to how he can relate to the novel's antagonist, Leland Gaunt. After King autographed Calypso's copy of the novel, Calypso promises one free wish to King...with the added bonus of not screwing him over the moment King cashes in on that request.
  • While his wife and daughter loves his novels, Nathan Drake hates the guy solely because of that gods-be-damned clown. Whenever Pennywise is within distance, Nathan's coulrophobia kicks into overdrive. The same can be said for Tallahassee's chief herald, who also had a fear of clowns before Pennywise appeared.
  • Has honorary membership in the House of Undead, due to Pet Sematery being the favorite novel. So much so that they adopted "Dead is better!" as their unofficial motto.
  • King is also a former addict, having been clean of drugs and booze for many years. It's a well-known fact that whilst directing Maximum Overdrive, he was high on cocaine.
  • Both he and Edgar Allan Poe had disagreed on a past issue, to which they decided to settle their differences in a rap battle. While King called Poe out on his opium addiction (forgetting about his own substance problems in the past), even King was creeped out by Poe perving on his 14-year-old cousin.

    Theodor Geisel/Dr. Seuss 
Theodor Geisel, God of Rhyming (Dr. Seuss)
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  • Quasideity
  • Symbol: A red and white striped top hat.
  • Alignment: Neutral Good
  • Portfolio: Strange Building Designs, Nonsensical Words, Random Insanity, Moral Messages
  • Domains: Writing, Rhyming, Silliness
  • Allies: The Lorax, The Grinch, Horton, Yooks and Zooks (the four of them his creations) Fred Rogers.
  • Followers: Blix, Tom Bombadil, Uyulala, Gurgi, Thimbletack, Madame Leota, Zecora, Iron Will
  • Vitriolic Best Buds with: William Shakespreare
  • Theodore Seuss Geisel aka Dr. Seuss is a well-beloved figure in children's books for his whimsical art-style, uses of nonsensical words, creative creatures and rhymes. It's impossible to not find a person who didn't grow up on his books. For this, Dr. Seuss was granted his spot here, after penning down his ascension with a book of coursel.
  • Since ascending he's taken to touring the Pantheon for inspiration on new stories. Many of the gods and their dwellings are so strange they're beyond human comprehension, but if anyone could come up with something to rival or even surpass them, it would be Dr. Seuss.
  • Some time after he cast off his mortal shell in 1991, mortals back on Earth tried to make live-action adaptations of his works, with...less than stellar results. The Seuss legacy has since been safeguarded by his wife. A few exceptions have been made: The Lorax was pleased in how his film came out and Horton the Elephant also loved his. The Cat in the Hat has also taken the mantle in staring in some cartoons, his recent one helping kids learn all that he knows.
    • Surprisingly gets along with Kermit the Frog too; it turns out that they helped bring Dr. Seuss's characters into a Muppet form a while back.
  • There exists a portal in his chambers that, so it is rumored, leads to an alternate universe of Earth as his imagination perceives it. We say "rumored" because even some of the Overdeities are worried the potential for bizarre insanity the prospect holds could be used for evil purposes, and so the portal has been sealed to all but Dr. Seuss himself.
  • Is a good friend with Mr. Rogers and the two team up to help create some fantastic stories for the child gods.
  • Was surprised to learn that he and Shakespreare engaged in a rap battle. Although Shakespeare is unhappy that Seuss let his creations do all the rapping, Dr. Seuss responds that's what happened when Shakespeare accuses him of writing the Twilight books.
  • Isn't big on revenge, and pities those whose lives revolve around enacting it. He's also an anti-Fascist and despises Nazis.
    • However, he does admit that his stands against the Japanese at the time is something even he is ashamed of right now. And since there are plenty of gods that hail from Japan, he's doing his best to not stir up anger against any of them.

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