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We here at TV Tropes love to categorize things. Tropes, television shows, books, and even people. So, we eventually got to thinking: What would things be like if the world were run entirely on tropes (which it very well could be)? Who would be the Gods and Goddesses? Who would be their worshipers? Obviously, there can never be one singular deity to watch over everything... so we pooled our resources and tried to come up with as many ideas as possible. No initial payment required to enter... it's all in good fun.
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The TV Tropes Pantheon is one of the Just For Fun features in TV Tropes. It began with something of assigning Gods and Goddesses of tropes, based on the Dungeons & Dragons pantheon system. As tropes grow, the Pantheon grew further and becomes something of an "Ultimate Massive Multiplayer Crossover Fanfic" based on TV Tropes.

The characters in the Pantheon are referred as "Gods" and "Goddesses", each having a portfolio on what they can do, a set of followers and friends and enemies alike. Aside of that, there's also an Academy, a school-like setting for lesser ones to train and hopefully get promoted into the Pantheon. There's also an ongoing 'war' between the moral alignments: in form of the Grand United Alliances of Good, Evil, Law, Chaos, Destruction, Machines, and Nature.

It's gotten so big that a work page is made, as it gained its own tropes unique to the Pantheon itself.

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Note: The following stories have their own pages.


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The Trope Pantheons provide example of:

  • All Myths Are True: Eeyup. (expand)
  • A Boy and His X: A partnership between Pokémon or a Digimon and other, similar deities was introduced when the number of Pokémon in the pantheon rose quite high. Eventually, Digimon were also added to the list when their population began to grow to a notable size. In the tales, there have also been cases of temporary partnership between a deity and a Pokémon/Digimon.
  • Composite Character: Most Gods are an amalgamation of nearly every of their incarnations. For instance, Batman has some elements taken from Batman (1966) show starring Adam West, such as the "Nananananana Batman!" song as one of his 'less serious' Leitmotif and used to be unable to get rid of bombs in the past, but he was able to overcome it via The Dark Knight Rises. In the same time, He's also a fanboy of the Gray Ghost and eats hot dogs (but not Nachos) as well as having ventured to the universe where Superman becomes a tyrant. He also only works in black...or sometimes very, very dark grey.
    • Another good example is also Hercules. In the same time, he's the mythical hero, the Disney version of himself (his theme song is "Zero to Hero"), the same guy in the Marvel-verse, the envious Hulk-like giant who fought Kratos and lost, the Champion of Rome, and Illya's Berserker... if you call him Jerkules, you just unleashed his Superpowered Evil Side in his villainous DC-verse self.
    • Pretty much any historical figure who appeared in Sengoku Basara and Dynasty Warriors take up from their portrayals there the most than others.
    • The Arthurian characters (Arturia and Lancelot) combine both aspects from the Nasuverse and the Monty Python verse. Arturia also combines from the Soul Eater verse, recognizing the loony Excalibur.
    • Ganondorf actually invoked this in a gambit to get more power. The end result was his Hyrule Warriors self.
    • Several original characters from Kingdom Hearts also hold elements of their manga counterparts, such as Xion's Cuteness Proximity towards dogs. Disney characters’ acknowledge KH events involving them but its not defined that those events replaced the original films. One can go either way, honestly.
    • Most every God from War Hammer 40000, have traits of their If the Emperor Had a Text-to-Speech Device counterparts once they've shown up in the series, which adds quite a bit of humor to the normally grim-dark nature of said gods. Magnus the Red and the Emperor are the ones most hit by this though, as thanks to this, the former has the Heel–Face Turn he made there, abandoned Tzeentch and they've both forgiven each other and are now allies!
    • Subverted with Evangelion's Asuka. While she does have traits of her original and Rebuild self, it's portray as a form of multi personality disorder and will switch accordingly. She even has a third personality base on her Angelic Days self.
    • Godzilla is a combination of both its TOHO and Legendary counterpart. It has fought with the likes of King Ghidorah and Gigan like in Japan, but his appearance is base on his second American adaptation.
    • Subverted with deities of Warhammer Fantasy. Some of the ascended characters are directly based on their pre-Age of Sigmar iterations and it's made clear that each character's ascension occurs either directly or sometime after the events of the End Times.
    • The iconic canon characters of Dragon Ball are essentially their original manga/Super anime selves, with some bits of Dragon Ball Z Abridged personality humor sprinkled in (or lots, in the case of Nappa). That said, given how Filler, Non-Serial Movie, and Dragon Ball GT characters do continue to impact both the franchise and the Pantheon, the canon characters who know of them do take on certain elements and powers from those extra-canonical materials, though they might achieve them a bit differently (such as Super Saiyan 4 and Super 17 from GT). Transformations that deceased canon characters only take on in video games do exist, such as Raditz, Nappa, and Bardock going SSJ3, but are generally treated as being somewhat weaker than either the equivalents of those who actually got the forms in canon, or any advances made by characters who were non-canon to begin with, such as [[Cooler]] and [[Legendary Broly]]. Paragus is an outright composite of his Movie 8/Heroes and canon BR self, being largely the same person but with two different lifetimes. Broly, however, is an exception.
      • A lot of this is justified for several reasons which come from the franchise itself: the video games have officially established that the extra-canonical stuff comes from alternate timelines, implying that certain abilities do exist and could be acquired by the main cast if that direction were willed to be taken. Also, the entire living cast of the main timeline got much stronger in Super, with Son Goku and Vegeta's Physical God status being only the lead example, so it would make no sense for characters who died and disappeared from canon without ever achieving Super Saiyan status to fully match the active equivalents of their video game buffs. Xenoverse Metal and Golden Cooler, meanwhile, are directly referenced as putting him on par with Golden Frieza, with the former case even fighting alongside his brother against the Saiyans on relatively equal terms.
    • Artix von Krieger combines both his original and alternate personas in that he's both a Paladin of the High Order, actually born as the Champion of Darkness and trained as an Undead Slayer but also has a fear of the color pink.
  • Cyberspace: Several deities (mostly from the House of Technology) and tales have established the existence of a realm inside the Pantheon's computers, being several systems (most noticeably Space Paranoids and The Grid) that are linked to each other through a shared network. Ash, Pikachu, Misty, Brock, and Team Rocket are all banned from entering it out of fear that they'll cause another "Porygon incident".
  • Death Is Cheap: One feature of the Pantheon makes it nearly, if not impossible to permanently kill anyone in there, with anyone killed simply respawning in the House of Life and Death shortly after death. Certain deities like Dhuum hate this rule and wish to impose permanent death in the Pantheon.
  • Decomposite Character:
    • Both Date Masamune and Mori Motonari are decidedly different with their Musou counterparts, with Motonari not bothered enough to care, and Masamune condemning his alternate self's Smug Snake attitude and alignment with Orochi.
    • (Oda Nobunaga)
    • The Gods from the Injustice: Gods Among Us are also different from the Gods in the Pantheon.
    • The Belmonts (and Alucard and Sypha) and Dracula are mostly taken from the IGA-timeline, being different than the ones in the Lords of Shadow continuity (thus Dracula is still Mathias Cronqvist, not Gabriel elmont, although the latter ascended on his own).
    • There's also two Hades. One of them has a comedic personality, and the other is much more sinister. Amusingly enough, the former eventually became a Composite Character with the original Hades from the Greek myths, or at least one portrayal of him while the latter became his own entity entirely.
    • Broly's Movie 8 and Movie 20 incarnations are so irreconcilably different that the movie 20 version had to be ascended separately from the movie 8 version. Broly:BR is a socially-stunted and incompletely trained exile who survived an inhospitable planetoid and found himself being used as a tool for what ostensibly is his own revenge quest. Legendary Broly is a murderous, violence-worshiping brute who was scarred from birth by an endlessly crying baby in the next pod over and a king who tried to kill him. This is aside from the fact that, without his video game forms, Legendary Broly would be worlds away from even being a close match to Broly:BR in strength, given that any advance or new portrayal of Broly's power is always measured by the ever-evolving metric of "what it would mean to completely overwhelm the main Dragon Ball cast at this time" and only Broly God was designed to overmatch Super Saiyan Blue Goku like Broly:BR's Full Power state.
  • Deity of Human Origin: Even though the titles of Gods have been passed around, mortal deities have not really changed to show their new statuses aside from perhaps being brought back to their prime. There is a distinct difference betwen mortal Gods and actual divine beings in the Pantheon.
  • Divine Ranks: The ranking system of the Pantheon is mostly based on power, ranging from Overdeity, Greater God, Intermediate God, Lesser God, Demigod, and Quasideity in descending order.
  • Dub Name Change: Pretty much every name and/or nickname any character has ever had is acknowledged next to their bold name and title, including cases of this trope. Nonetheless there are instances where different localized names are factored into a character's profile. For example:
    • Following the lead of at least two Street Fighter adaptations, the Master of the Fist is written as though Gouki was the original name he was born with and he became known as Akuma after killing Goutetsu. The Pantheon also gleefully follows the official canon decision as of SFIV and SFV combining the dub and original names of Guile's dead combat buddy for the full name of Charlie Nash.
    • Dragon Ball's Fake Ultimate Hero is called Hercule in the West rather than have a good guy outright hailed by the name of Satan. This is factored into the revelation that Mr. Satan is actually the title he won as the Satan Castle dojo's strongest fighter, portraying Hercule as a nickname he earned on the way which he sometimes uses in front of certain audiences or deities, either in place of or along with the Mr. Satan name. Attack names also seem to get this treatment, as Kienzan is treated as a general name for energy disc attacks with Krillin's Destructo Disc being the signature example.
    • The Persona protagonists tend to go nameless in the main games but are given a whole assortment of different names afterward depending on the medium. The closest to direct Atlus canon is used as their proper name. This starts as easily as Spin-Off titles and The Anime of the Game (Makoto Yuki, Yu Narukami, Ren Amamiya/Joker), usually supplanting another name from the Comic-Book Adaptation which is subsequently hand waved as a bad secondhand account. Otherwise, depending on what's available one may even go down to the Screen-to-Stage Adaptation (Kotone Shiomi).
  • Early Installment Weirdness: When the Pantheon was conceived in the first place, a lot of them followed mostly on meme and hype and tend to be rather laconic and short. These days, you'd have a lot more difficulties to just push a deity based on memes and popularity alone, and profiles are expected to be fleshed out in content.
    • It was common back in the early days for Deities to interact solely based on them sharing voice actors, actresses, and seiyuu. Nowadays, you'll need to find more connections for them to interact besides just "same voice" as that practice is now frowned upon.
    • End of an Era: Around 2015-2016, it marks the end of the first era as deities with bare profiles and mostly going on meme and hype are either slowly fleshed out over time, reworked to remain in the pantheon, or fizzled out and replaced with deities with more detailed profiles. And then by 2019 kicked in fullswing with the reworks on all fronts, as well of placing higher standards on content in general (previous stories that tried to adapt existing works in the Pantheon’s setting were now an Old Shame for many users).
  • Fantasy Pantheon: Taken Up to Eleven. Many deities from both fictional and actual pantheons are present as well.
  • Forever War: The war between the Alliances have gone on since the Pantheon’s exception, so it’s now treated as normal everyday things. The Alliances are at least curteous enough to not place battles in populated Pantheon areas.
  • Hate Sink: There's a LOT of deities here that just a lot of people hate for good reasons. These Gods include: Terumi Yuki, Relius Clover, Ragyo Kiryuin, Ghetsis Harmonia, Lady Tremaine, and that’s only a few. The crowning king of being hated by everybody is Zamasu.
  • Loads and Loads of Characters: The Pantheon’s roster is increasing more each day, not even accounting for High Priests or Heralds.
  • Massive Multiplayer Crossover:
  • No Ending: Most likely, as the Pantheon will never cease to exist as long as TV Tropes and fiction exist.
  • Odd Job Gods:
  • Omniglot: While there are deities who do speak multiple languages in canon, including from other planets, deities who either get a English voice or Japanese voice in dubs will suddenly speak in that language along with their original voice.
  • Running Gag:
  • Spotlight-Stealing Crossover:
  • Top God: Not officially but the Pantheon has to active "supreme deities" are the Cardinal Alignment Incarnations (Cosmos, Melkor, YHVH, Lucifer, Nekron, and Gaea) to represent Good, Evil, Law, Chaos, Destruction, and Nature respectively.
    • There used to be a Holy Trinity consisting of Haruhi, Dream of the Endless and Eru Iluvatar, who were considered superior to the Alignment Incarnations. It was dismantled upon the reworking of their profiles, but they are still quite revered on their own.
    • The Court of the Gods as a whole basically serve this spot, dictating the rules and what goes in and out of the Pantheon proper. Ugo is in charge of listing which deity goes where.
    • (Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson)
  • Where the Hell Is Springfield?: Pantheon House locations are deliberately kept ambigious, with the only consistency being the sub-houses entrances are contained within their respective Houses. The Main House itself is comparable to Mount Olympus, considered the most sacred and divine place in the Pantheon.

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  • Ace Pilot: A lot of them are spread throughout the Pantheon, especially if they ride giant robots to battle.
  • Actor Allusion: In-Universe, of course; and there are plenty of them. Makes some Hilarity Ensues happen if two characters with the same portrayer are complete different in personality and goals.
  • All Myths Are True: Eeyup.
  • Already Met Everyone: An odd example. Many gods have met each other or at least heard of each other's reputation after arriving, if not already thanks to official crossovers. See Composite Character for more.
  • Alternate Universe: Fanworks and incredible presented alternate continuities that incredible alter the characters are treated as this.. For example, Gentaro Kisaragi has seen himself in a world where he became evil while Tomoyo Daidouji added Love Makes You Crazy to her portfolio after observing a certain universe.
  • Almighty Janitor:
    • A number of the gods fill this trope, especially if they were supporting characters making way for main protagonists. Even Lesser Gods were able to take on Overdeities at the right circumstances, the most extreme of these being Nanashi, Aleph, and Kazuya Minegashi, who started out as potential fodder and by the end, can take on God if they wished.
  • Always Night: The House of Darkness & Shadow is described as being in a perpetual state of nighttime.
  • Anime Hair: Many gods have some outrageous hairdos needless to say.
  • Anti-Hero: The current God is Guts. There are others that include Batman, Niko Bellic, The Punisher, and Kiritsugu Emiya just to name a few.
  • Anti-Villain: The Current God is Victor Fries AKA Mr. Freeze. There are still others around such as Harupuia, Litchi Faye-Ling, Takatora Kureshima/Kamen Rider Zangetsu, Shay Patrick Cormac, Itachi Uchiha, and Revolver Ocelot.
  • Arch-Enemy: Many of the canon duos, like Batman and Joker, fulfill this role in the Pantheon as well. There are a couple of unaffiliated gods who hit it off less than pleasantly on top of that, for instance: Madoka and Lucifer, or Gwyn and Allant.
  • Announcer Chatter: Howard “Buckshot” Holmes and Kreese Kreely frequently engaged in this back when they commentated at DeathWatch. In the Pantheon they put it to good use in overseeing many of the more brutal combatants do their work and/or talking smack about anyone that catches their attention. Very few people have been spared from their ridicule as even Overdeities were picked on as well, usually for not using their powers to fund a new game of DeathWatch or accusing them of hogging the spotlight.
  • Asshole Victim: While not talked about, some who escaped Karma Houdini statuses aren’t really treated well in the Pantheon...
  • Big Bad Ensemble: Other than Melkor, the position for Big Bad currently seems to be contested between YHVH and Lucifer, both deities who started utterly unaffiliated with either Grand United Alliances. In fact, they're forming their own alliances and are going against both Cosmos and Melkor as well as each other, turning the once clear-cut Black-and-White Morality that would spiral into a MASSIVE battle royale.
  • Blue Is Heroic: The Grand United Alliance of Good is associated with blue/cyan, especially in Space Paranoids.
  • A Boy and His X: A partnership between Pokémon and other, similar deities was introduced when the number of Pokémon in the pantheon rose quite high. In the tales, there have also been cases of temporary partnership between a deity and a Pokémon.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: Deadpool's specialty. Pinkie Pie does this to the narrator in her Tales of the Alliance stories. Auron also did this a few times in "The Friendship Asylum", but not to the same extent as Deadpool or Pinkie.
  • Breakout Character: Deities are capable of being main characters if they play a big role.
    • YHVH and Lucifer went from powerful, yet relatively unimportant gods to two of the top players in the Pantheon, up there with Cosmos and Melkor. Additionally, Nekron would also rise to form his own Grand United Alliance, as would a conglomerate of machine-based deities who would establish the Grand United Alliance of Machines.
  • Breakout Villain: Villainous deities are capable of being one of these, with Shredder as the God of it (surprisingly, he’s less involved with the Pantheon than his title would imply). Examples are below:
    • A potentially more extreme example is Bernkastel, who went from being an unimportant goddess from an obscure mystery novel to becoming the commander of one of the GUAE's sub-groups, starscreaming Terumi in the process, and becoming one of the pantheon's "A-List" villians. Not bad for one of formerly lesser power rank.
    • Courtney Gears is somewhat a minor villain in her franchise. Here, she's one of more notorious characters in "Dark Proxies" and "Diamond Adventure", corrupting Jak, Sora, and Kyoko, leaving the former two crippled, and the latter on the brink of becoming Ophelia.
    • Zamasu perhaps eclipses all in terms of how many people detest the Kai. Even Zamasu’s own allies can barely stand him.
  • Broad Strokes: Due to the many Composite Characters, this or Loose Canon often has to be employed both in regards to characterization and the character pages, resulting in a lot of inconsistency and loose ends; characters in the Pantheon are somehow all versions of themselves at the same time. The fics themselves tend to be a bit more cohesive, however, or at least as cohesive as such a project can be.
  • Canon Discontinuity: The events of some sequels or spin-off franchises, most noticeably Stitch!, Descendants, Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters, and Secret Agent Clank are not referenced in the Pantheon’s canon, if not an occassional Take That!. Some film remakes are also ignored if their original versions are well-intergraded into pop culture (such as Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory).
  • Character Alignment: An Invoked Trope. Since the Pantheon’s system is based on Dungeons & Dragons, series that don't use D&D Alignment system are given alignments. There are four representatives of the Cardinal Alliances: Good, Evil, Chaos and Law—those being Cosmos, Melkor, Lucifer and YHVH respectively.
  • Characterization Marches On: Zigzagged. Some god/desses sometimes are really surprised of another God/desses' original characterization. Sometimes overlaps with Composite Character.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Some schemers have no qualms fighting dirty as part of their plans.
  • Composite Character: Most Gods are an amalgamation of nearly every of their incarnations. For instance, Batman has some elements taken from Batman (1966) show starring Adam West, such as the "Nananananana Batman!" song as one of his 'less serious' Leitmotif and used to be unable to get rid of bombs in the past, but he was able to overcome it via The Dark Knight Rises. In the same time, He's also a fanboy of the Gray Ghost and eats hot dogs (but not Nachos) as well as having ventured to the universe where Superman becomes a tyrant. He also only works in black...or sometimes very, very dark grey.
    • Another good example is also Hercules. In the same time, he's the mythical hero, the Disney version of himself (his theme song is "Zero to Hero"), the same guy in the Marvel-verse, the envious Hulk-like giant who fought Kratos and lost, the Champion of Rome, and Illya's Berserker... if you call him Jerkules, you just unleashed his Superpowered Evil Side in his villainous DC-verse self.
    • Prettty much any historical figure who appeared in Sengoku Basara and Dynasty Warrior take up from their portrayals there the most than others.
    • The Arthurian characters (Arturia and Lancelot) combine both aspects from the Nasuverse and the Monty Python verse. Arturia also combines from the Soul Eater verse, recognizing the loony Excalibur.
    • Ganondorf actually invoked this in a gambit to get more power. The end result was his Hyrule Warriors self.
    • Several original characters from Franchise/Kingdom Hearts also hold elements of their manga counterparts, such as Xion's Cuteness Proximity towards dogs. Disney characters’ acknowledge KH events involving them but its not defined that those events replaced the original films. One can go either way, honestly.
    • Most every God from War Hammer 40000, have traits of their If the Emperor Had a Text-to-Speech Device counterparts once they've shown up in the series, which adds quite a bit of humor to the normally grim-dark nature of said gods. Magnus the Red and the Emperor are the ones most hit by this though, as thanks to this, the former has the Heel–Face Turn he made there, abandoned Tzeentch and they've both forgiven each other and are now allies!
    • Subverted with Evangelion's Asuka. While she does have traits of her original and Rebuild self, it's portray as a form of multi personality disorder and will switch accordingly. She even has a third personality base on her Angelic Days self.
    • Godzilla is a combination of both its TOHO and Legendary counterpart. It has fought with the likes of King Ghidorah and Gigan like in Japan, but his appearance is base on his second American adaptation.
    • Subverted with deities of Warhammer Fantasy. Some of the ascended characters are directly based on their pre-Age of Sigmar iterations and it's made clear that each character's ascension occurs either directly or sometime after the events of the End Times.
    • The iconic canon characters of Dragon Ball are essentially their original manga/Super anime selves, with some bits of Dragon Ball Z Abridged personality humor sprinkled in (or lots, in the case of Nappa). That said, given how Filler, Non-Serial Movie, and Dragon Ball GT characters do continue to impact both the franchise and the Pantheon, the canon characters who know of them do take on certain elements and powers from those extra-canonical materials, though they might achieve them a bit differently (such as Super Saiyan 4 and Super 17 from GT). Transformations that deceased canon characters only take on in video games do exist, such as Raditz, Nappa, and Bardock going SSJ3, but are generally treated as being somewhat weaker than either the equivalents of those who actually got the forms in canon, or any advances made by characters who were non-canon to begin with, such as [[Cooler]] and [[Legendary Broly]]. Paragus is an outright composite of his Movie 8/Heroes and canon BR self, being largely the same person but with two different lifetimes. Broly, however, is an exception.
      • A lot of this is justified for several reasons which come from the franchise itself: the video games have officially established that the extra-canonical stuff comes from alternate timelines, implying that certain abilities do exist and could be acquired by the main cast if that direction were willed to be taken. Also, the entire living cast of the main timeline got much stronger in Super, with Son Goku and Vegeta's Physical God status being only the lead example, so it would make no sense for characters who died and disappeared from canon without ever achieving Super Saiyan status to fully match the active equivalents of their video game buffs. Xenoverse Metal and Golden Cooler, meanwhile, are directly referenced as putting him on par with Golden Frieza, with the former case even fighting alongside his brother against the Saiyans on relatively equal terms.
    • Artix von Krieger combines both his original and alternate personas in that he's both a Paladin of the High Order, actually born as the Champion of Darkness and trained as an Undead Slayer but also has a fear of the color pink.
  • Cyberspace: Several deities (mostly from the House of Technology) and tales have established the existence of a realm inside the Pantheon's computers, being several systems (most noticeably Space Paranoids and The Grid) that are linked to each other through a shared network. Ash, Pikachu, Misty, Brock, and Team Rocket are all banned from entering it out of fear that they'll cause another "Porygon incident".
  • Darker and Edgier: Many Pantheon Tales attempt to do this.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Not every deity, but some do tend to make sarcastic comments in any situation.
  • Decomposite Character:
    • Both Date Masamune and Mori Motonari are decidedly different with their Musou counterparts, with Motonari not bothered enough to care, and Masamune condemning his alternate self's Smug Snake attitude and alignment with Orochi.
    • The Gods from the Injustice: Gods Among Us are also different from the Gods in the Pantheon.
    • The Belmonts (and Alucard and Sypha) and Dracula are mostly taken from the IGA-timeline, being different than the ones in the Lords of Shadow continuity (thus Dracula is still Mathias Cronqvist, not Gabriel elmont, although the latter ascended on his own).
    • There's also two Hades. One of them has a comedic personality, and the other is much more sinister. Amusingly enough, the former eventually became a Composite Character with the original Hades from the Greek myths, or at least one portrayal of him while the latter became his own entity entirely.
    • Broly's Movie 8 and Movie 20 incarnations are so irreconcilably different that the movie 20 version had to be ascended separately from the movie 8 version. Broly:BR is a socially-stunted and incompletely trained exile who survived an inhospitable planetoid and found himself being used as a tool for what ostensibly is his own revenge quest. Legendary Broly is a murderous, violence-worshiping brute who was scarred from birth by an endlessly crying baby in the next pod over and a king who tried to kill him. This is aside from the fact that, without his video game forms, Legendary Broly would be worlds away from even being a close match to Broly:BR in strength, given that any advance or new portrayal of Broly's power is always measured by the ever-evolving metric of "what it would mean to completely overwhelm the main Dragon Ball cast at this time" and only Broly God was designed to overmatch Super Saiyan Blue Goku like Broly:BR's Full Power state.
  • Deconstruction: This trope is also apparent in several Pantheon stories and layered in some deity profiles that break down the nature of the Pantheon itself.
    • "Rainbow Rivalries" is a deconstruction of Villain Decay in the form of Maleficent becoming a laughing stock from different continuities.
    • "The Mice of Mayhem" deconstructs Penelope's betrayal in Thieves in Time by showing the exact consequences. It ends with her becoming a Heartless when she refuses to accept fault for her actions.
  • Demoted to Extra: Naturally happens with several Pantheon stories, as those in the previous aren’t the focus of the next ones.
  • Deus Exit Machina/Super Man Stays Out Of Gotham: Many of the more powerful deities have a tendency to not get involved with the less powerful ones. This can be either Justified or Reconstructed in that while the higher-ups of the GUAG can easily eliminate the lesser threats of another faction, they tend not to intervene so the other less powerful deities can learn to deal with the threats on their own.
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: Several deities in their canon have done this despite them being in the far lower power level compared to the ones they defeated. Gameplay and Story Segregation likely applies here. It proves much more difficult to replicate said defeats in the Pantheon since Death Is Cheap.
  • The Dreaded: There are some deities that most absolutely fear, and for good reason. More so if they form a group. Notably, Bernkastel and Lambdadelta stay far far away from Lord Tirek due to his ability to drain magic and his backstabbing tendencies.
  • Dub Name Change: Pretty much every name and/or nickname any character has ever had is acknowledged next to their bold name and title, including cases of this trope. Nonetheless there are instances where different localized names are factored into a character's profile. For example:
    • Following the lead of at least two Street Fighter adaptations, the Master of the Fist is written as though Gouki was the original name he was born with and he became known as Akuma after killing Goutetsu. The Pantheon also gleefully follows the official canon decision as of SFIV and SFV combining the dub and original names of Guile's dead combat buddy for the full name of Charlie Nash.
    • Dragon Ball's Fake Ultimate Hero is called Hercule in the West rather than have a good guy outright hailed by the name of Satan. This is factored into the revelation that Mr. Satan is actually the title he won as the Satan Castle dojo's strongest fighter, portraying Hercule as a nickname he earned on the way which he sometimes uses in front of certain audiences or deities, either in place of or along with the Mr. Satan name. Attack names also seem to get this treatment, as Kienzan is treated as a general name for energy disc attacks with Krillin's Destructo Disc being the signature example.
    • The Persona protagonists tend to go nameless in the main games but are given a whole assortment of different names afterward depending on the medium. The closest to direct Atlus canon is used as their proper name. This starts as easily as Spin-Off titles and The Anime of the Game (Makoto Yuki, Yu Narukami, Ren Amamiya/Joker), usually supplanting another name from the Comic-Book Adaptation which is subsequently hand waved as a bad secondhand account. Otherwise, depending on what's available one may even go down to the Screen-to-Stage Adaptation (Kotone Shiomi).
  • Early Installment Weirdness: When the Pantheon was conceived in the first place, a lot of them followed mostly on meme and hype and tend to be rather laconic and short. These days, you'd have a lot more difficulties to just push a deity based on memes and popularity alone, and profiles are expected to be fleshed out in content.
    • It was common back in the early days for Deities to interact solely based on them sharing voice actors, actresses, and seiyuu. Nowadays, you'll need to find more connections for them to interact besides just "same voice" as that practice is now frowned upon.
    • End of an Era: Around 2015-2016, it marks the end of the first era as deities with bare profiles and mostly going on meme and hype are either slowly fleshed out over time, reworked to remain in the pantheon, or fizzled out and replaced with deities with more detailed profiles. And then by 2019 kicked in fullswing with the reworks on all fronts, as well of placing higher standards on content in general (previous stories that tried to adapt existing works in the Pantheon’s setting were now an Old Shame for many users).
  • Elemental Powers: The House of Nature include Gods lording over various elements residing there.
  • Endless Daytime: The House of Light & Brightness is described as being in a perpetual state of daytime.
  • Enemy Mine:
    • Every god in the House of Crime will team up together if Prince Charmles ever gets within 500 feet of the house. Even Issac and Miria hate his guts. On the same vein, Prince Charmles is not allowed near the House of Royaltynote  and every Equestrian God and Goddess (including Discord) have no qualms in seeing him suffer.
    • Most every dragon-related and/or dragon-hating god would team up to fight Acnologia with the exception of Grima, even gods who are usually against each other. Fighting him is the only time Issei Hyodo and Vali Lucifer would ever think of teaming up with Dragonslayer Ornstein and Executioner Smough (who have both repeatedly attempted to kill the former two), and vice-versa.
  • Evil vs. Evil: The only unamibigiously noble in their goals Alliance is the GUAG. Everybody else could be considered Evil in a sense.
  • Excited Show Title!: Diamond Adventure! The Dark Mystery, featuring the Mythical Pokémon Diancie in a journey that goes horribly wrong for many factions.
  • Expy: Is there a pair of God/Goddesses that are expying each other? That usually translates to a "relationship" of some sort. These can range anywhere from friendly to competitive or even hostile depending on alignments.

    F-N 

  • Fan Sequel: "Battle Royale: Round 2" is written as a sequel to PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale. In fact, the entire Pantheon seems to be this in general for any work that has ended or was discontinued.
    • Probably an interesting example of this is the Shinza Bansho Series, as its parent company had closed its doors, so the series’ entire production has ceased as of this writing. The former next installment was supposed to be called (get this)... Pantheon.
  • Foil: Hyodo Issei and Embryo. The former is an unabashed pervert who would easily ogle any shapely women when given the chance and isn't all that respected outside of his large circle of friends, but those who do know him know that he's very reliable, honorable, is surprisingly respectful to women and reacts violently if any of them are harmed. The latter comes of as a classy, polite, and sophisticated gentleman who is the type of man most women would swoon over. However, he is a completely narcissistic who would rather have everyone women he comes across under his thumb and is not above rape.
    • Asura and Raul Menendez are also complete opposites. They both lost their families and loved ones through senseless tragedies and are feared remotely by everyone, and that's where all similarities end. Asura goes after only the wicked and leaves innocents out of his rampages, while Raul takes his grief and anger out on everyone.
    • And then, there is Byakuya Togami and Gray Mann. The former had to compete with 14 of his estranged siblings just to acquire his parents' fortune, without their help. And after he acquired the Togami Empire, he reconstructed it after Mankind's Most Despairingly Maleficent and Monstrous Malefaction. The latter however, was secretly the third son of Zephaniah Mann, who was kidnapped by an eagle, lost to earn the fortune of his father and killed both his brothers to acquire the Gravel Land and their fortune. Then after that, he proceeded to create an army of robots just to destroy anything Mann. Co. Worse, he hates Byakuya and is attempting to kill him after this discovery.
    • Homura Akemi and Penelope Mouse. Both betrayed their friends and Love Interests for selfish desires, but their motivations are opposites. Homura cared deeply for Madoka, and mainly stole her powers to protect her, even if it means becoming a devil and leaving the Sisterhood. Penelope never cared for Bentley, and mainly wanted to use him to create weapons to sell for billions of dollars, and was willing to murder his friends to keep him in line.
  • Friend to All Living Things: Most gods have a tendency to befriend animals. The current goddess of this trope is Fluttershy, who cemented her status by befriending Discord.
  • Gosh Dang It to Heck!: If a character comes from a family-friendly series, they are very unlikely to curse onscreen.
  • Hate Sink: There's a LOT of deities here that just a lot of people hate for good reasons. These Gods include: Terumi Yuki, Relius Clover, Ragyo Kiryuin, Ghetsis Harmonia, Lady Tremaine, and that’s only a few. The crowning king of being hated by everybody is Zamasu.
  • Hero of Another Story: Not all characters in the Pantheon appear in the tales or get major roles in them, but it's obvious from reading the profiles that every single deity has their own stuff going on.
  • Humongous Mecha: A lot of deities belong to various shows (particularly anime), films, comics, and video games. Currently divided into the GUAG Robot War Division and the GUAE Mecha Cohort.
  • I Have Many Names: Most, if not all gods, have different aliases and nicknames given to them. Naturally, all of them are included in their profile.
  • Kaiju: There's a lot of them here. Godzilla, Anguirus, Rodan, Mothra, King Ghidorah, Mecha Godzilla, Hedorah, The Colossi, Baltans, Deathwing and Io. The latter two are particularly notable for being Giant Flyers to a ridiculous extent.
  • Legion of Doom: The Grand United Alliance of Evil is this by default.
  • Lighter and Softer:
    • Characterzation:
      • Sasuke Uchiha has reformed himself from an Ax-Crazy revenge-thirsty bastard to a Jerkass (To Naruto and his allies and friends, of course.). After his final fight with Naruto, he's become much nicer afterwards.)
      • Another example is Philemon, who used to be more of a negligent Jerkass prior to the aftermath of the Nyarlathotep incident. After a a punch to the face by Tatsuya Suou, he's become a nicer deity.
      • Nagato and Obito Uchiha have taken an approach to atone for the sins of their past actions and are currently developing an organization to enforce peace, freedom and stability in the Pantheon whilst also recruiting honorable villains and anti-hero es for the chance to provide them redemption just as much as they themselves do.
      • Vlad von Carstein, at least in regards to after the End Times. He is a bloodthirsty vampire who will kill others for their blood to satiate his hunger and controls a monarchy of ruthless monsters, but the End Times had revealed him to be honorable and cares about the opinions and survival of other races. He even allies with the aforementioned Nagato, giving him more time to showcase his gentlemanly demeanour and has made a point to feast upon the very worst beings in the Pantheon, which fortunately for anyone good, there is a lot. He's even gotten to helping out the GUAG against the GUAD at many given moments.
      • Downplayed with Malekith, who despite being a villain, has taken up some Character Development and had begun to strike Alliances beyond just Dark Elves and enslaved beasts. He's notably more honorable and nicer than he was back in Naggaroth and takes to sympathising with many residents, including Madoka, Zuko and Anakin and opposing the Child Abuse Supporters. That said, he is still the warmongering and sadistic Witch-King back in Naggaroth, but given that he too opposes the GUAE, Heroic deities are willing to enter Enemy Mine situations with him, although Malekith also does this with Darkseid and Sauron.
    • Tales:
      • "Battle Royale: Round 2" is quite lighthearted compared to the imminent predecessor stories. It doesn't stop it from being dark, considering one villain breaks one character's leg before turning him and his best friend into crystals, and another extracts the darkness from two All-Stars and tries to control another with his darkness.
    • Other:
      • Applejack has commissioned House of Personality because of she and various others are disgusted with two things: One was all the planners and schemers in the House of Mentalism, and two was the very few light bulbs around said house.
  • Literal Split Personality: Aside that from examples like Onslaught and Nega-Scott, upon Terumi's defeat, the Terumi persona and Hazama persona got split from each other, with Hazama hanging around to help Terumi in the shadows.
  • Living Toys: The cast of Toy Story are this. Also, anyone who enters their world will become a toy, as confirmed with Sora, Donald, and Goofy, and implied with Ratchet and Clank.
  • Loads and Loads of Characters: The Pantheon has gotten so big that listing the involved series (and real life people) runs the risk of breaking the page, prompting a split between them. It's also this very reason why a handful of sub-pages have been created, arranged by medium, to let people quickly know which characters have been picked. There has also been a spreadsheet with all gods listed along with their original series, placement, power level, and title. Not hyperbole, this is the largest fanwork ever conceived.
  • Loophole Abuse: There's a unsaid rule of the Pantheon that figures from major still-active religions can't be part to prevent controversy (plus the ramifications of those figures’ presence will be ginormous). However, the Pantheon does include SMT's YHVH, Lucifer and Gabriel, South Park's Satan and Castlevania's Satan. This is because they are base on fictional versions of those characters which are allowed, even if said portrayals aren’t the nicest. Composite Character also makes them count as fictional figures.
  • Magic Is Evil: Averted most of the time, since a lot of magic users within the Pantheon are frequently benevolent. Played straight with the GUAE Malum Magia however, where every single member utilizes magic and is evil. There's also a deity, Anti-Mage, who believes this trope to be true.
  • Massive Multiplayer Crossover: Yup.
  • Memetic Mutation: If there's a meme related to the deity, you can be sure as hell it's mentioned in the portfolio.
  • A Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Read: While there are several telepaths in the Pantheon, this is surprisingly doesn’t come up as often as it should be. Haruka Koutora knows this too well.
  • Multinational Team: In a way, all the characters featured in the Pantheon come from different places. There is even a page that keep tracks of where certain deities hail from.
  • My Rules Are Not Your Rules: The Pantheon runs in some 'different rules' than any other realms. Values Dissonance is more understood here though the morality compass is still defined 2010-2020 modern Earth sensibilities.
  • Name's the Same: So numerous that it apparently warranted its very own page.
  • Narrator: Besides the tropers in the Book of Trope, Tales of the Alliance, and Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny, sometimes, it's Deadpool, The Joker, Kyon, and Pinkie Pie. Eventually, Lemony Snicket does so as well.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Balthier, Kira Yoshikage Jareth both resemble David Bowie. Justified for the latter, since Bowie played him in Labyrinth. David Bowie is his own deity in the Pantheon, ironically.
  • No Ending: Most likely, as the Pantheon will never cease to exist as long as TV Tropes and fiction exist.
  • Not-So-Omniscient Council of Bickering: The GUAC Lords of Chaos, who are noted to argue viciously with each other quite often, and fights between them have even broken out: Lucifer has no issue with this.

    Tropes O-Z 

  • Obsessed Are The List Makers: A certain troper was crazy enough to make a spreadsheet to act as a search engine.
  • Odd Friendship: Either because of different personalities or appearances — after all, the Pantheon includes live-action people, cartoons, and digital characters, along with deities that are a Funny Animal or robot, for instance.
  • Odd Job Gods: Due of the wide array of tropes (and non-tropes), some of the gods might gain some odd positions to cover.
  • Old Shame:
  • Omniglot: While there are deities who do speak multiple languages in canon, including from other planets, deities who either get a English voice or Japanese voice in dubs will suddenly speak in that language along with their original voice.
  • Once per Episode: Every time Sora appears in a tale, he changes into one of his world-based forms at one point. This includes "Battle Royale: Round 2", where he briefly appears in his Space Paranoids form in the opening act, but otherwise remains unchanged.
  • Orcus on His Throne: The Overdeities, despite being the mightiest figures in the Pantheon, are rarely featured in stories about the gods compared to most of the other members ranked below them. However, some of them will step in to eliminate some nuisances..
  • Outside-Genre Foe: Lucifer and YHVH. The first few Tales of the Alliance stories had to do with, as one may have guessed, fights between the Grand United Alliance of Good and the Grand United Alliance of Evil. Lucifer and YHVH are not affiliated with either: in fact, "Good" and "Evil" are not so easily applied to them at all as much as "Chaos" and "Law".
  • Persona Non Grata:
    • Ash, Pikachu, Misty, Brock, and Team Rocket are all banned from Cyberspace to avoid a repeat of the Porygon incident.
    • Prince Hans tried to marry into kingdoms in various domains, and is banned from most of them after either Anna or some suspicious person outs him and exposes his real intentions.
  • The Power of Friendship: Used by many of the gods—particularly those who reside in the House of Friendship. The Elements of Harmony must also have the magic of friendship in order for it to activate… Much to the chagrin of Shao Kahn. Weaponized by Valvatorez. "Project: Alternate Gentaro" revolves around this trope.
  • Put on a Bus:
    • Half of the ascended cast from RWBY got their participation on tales cut due to the end of Volume 3 changing the fates of many of its ascended characters, the most prominent being Pyrrha Nikos, Roman Torchwick and Yang Xiao Long (The former two were killed in said volume while Yang lost an arm during the final battle).
    • The events of "Diamond Adventure" have caused the three main protagonists of Kingdom Hearts to temporary leave the pantheon for their own safety and to prepare for the fight against Xehanort in the upcoming war. The same tale has also written out Jak and Daxter for related reasons. Riku returns in "The Mice of Mayhem". [[spoiler:Sora is currenly missing after the end of "Kingdom Hearts III".

  • Reset Button: The almighty tool used by Haruhi in case things go south for the Pantheon. Was soon taken and used by Whis because he’s more responsible with it.
  • Reverse Mole: Revolver Ocelot seems to be this for the GUAE.
  • The Rival/Unknown Rival/Worthy Opponent: So many of them to list. Examples include Mario/Sonic, Tails/Luigi, Goku/Vegeta, Ryu/Ken, Ryu/Sagat, Ryu/Akuma, Tadakatsu/Lü Bu, Masamune/Yukimura, and the list goes on.
  • Roger Rabbit Effect: Besides Roger Rabbit holding this trope, characters from all walks of fiction and even reality interact. Either that or its all text boxes and portraits like in Project X Zone.
  • Rogues Gallery Transplant: This is natural for a crossover, but it really Depends On The Writer.
  • Samus Is a Girl: Some female deities came in disguised as males, and later revealed their true genders.
  • Seven Deadly Sins: The inner circle of the Grand United Alliance of Chaos, the Lords of Chaos, are seven powerful demon lords representing the seven sins, plus an eighth unfilled one for Naoki Kashima should he join. Lucifer represents Pride, Beelzebub Gluttony, Homura Akemi Sloth/Despair, Grandfather Paradox is Envy, Steven Armstrong is Wrath, Alipheese Fateburn the 16th represents Lust, and the Boss of the 3rd Street Saints represents Greed.
  • Shared Universe: Every universe is this in a sense. Universes that had crossovers interact more in the Pantheon. The Pantheon itself is a hub for those universe (deities can’t bring outside entities to their own universes for a reason).
  • Simultaneous Arcs:
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: Quite a few gods have a personal beef with other gods, if purely for comedic purposes.
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad:
  • The Starscream: Yep, even the Trope Namer is here, properly placed too. However, it would seem all villains are trying to do this to each other, especially in the GUAE where their cooperation is barely hanging by a thread. If their leader bit the dust, it would be an all out war.
  • Super Mode: A lot of deities have this. Transformations like Super Saiyan or Mega Evolution can increase a deities rank during the transformations duration. The transformed deity in question is still treated by their base power rank however.
  • Tantrum Throwing: The entire House of Love threw furniture out of the building after watching the ending of How I Met Your Mother.
  • The End of the World as We Know It: Not going to happen anytime soon, but it has been prophesied that the world will end because someone is going to charge headlong into battle and ruin the world-saving plan. Say it with me
  • Toku: There's the Toku Base for the GUAG and the Demonic Legion for the GUAE... composed mainly for unascended Tokusatsu characters who are Saints and Demons respectively as if it were a mini-Pantheon. Also serves as a test for future ascensions. After the Toku Base was dissolved (or demoted to unlisted status), the Toku Division has officially replaced it. The Demonic Legion however still has unascended members who have served under the banner of Shocker and its different incarnations.
  • Top God: Not officially but the Pantheon has to active "supreme deities" are the Cardinal Alignment Incarnations (Cosmos, Melkor, YHVH, Lucifer, Nekron, and Gaea) to represent Good, Evil, Law, Chaos, Destruction, and Nature respectively.
    • There used to be a Holy Trinity consisting of Haruhi, Dream of the Endless and Eru Iluvatar, who were considered superior to the Alignment Incarnations. It was dismantled upon the reworking of their profiles, but they are still quite revered on their own.
    • The Court of the Gods as a whole basically serve this spot, dictating the rules and what goes in and out of the Pantheon proper. Ugo is in charge of listing which deity goes where.
    • Mr. Rogers is such a Sacred Cow, he can be considered THE Memetic Badass of the Pantheon who can single-handled take on anybody, no matter how powerful they are by overwhelming them through sheer kindness.
  • Tron Lines: All the factions have an associated color, which is reflected on the armor of each member while in Cyberspace. GUAG has cyan, GUAE has red, GUAL has yellow, GUAC has green, GUAD has black, and those who are True Neutral are grey.
  • Trope Namers: There's a somewhat unwritten rule of the Pantheon. If a trope is directly named after a character (example: The Starscream) they're automatically considered highest priority for ascension of the trope. Trope Namers who named a trope via something they said (ex: Alfred Hitchcock and MacGuffin) aren't unless they do represent that trope to a T. Page image examples also make them well-reasoned.
  • War God: There is an entire House of War for these guys. They really love the Forever War the Pantheon has.
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