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    Questions for Myself 
Important questions to ask myself before proposing a deity in the forums.
  1. Does the character properly fit the trope definition?
  2. Does the trope apply to the character strongly enough for them to represent it well?
  3. Is there any other character, whether from the same work or a different one, who could represent the trope better?

    My Own Rules for Making Profiles 
These are practices that I have learned to do or not to do through my experience in making my own profiles (and the mistakes I made during the process of doing so) and reading other tropers' profiles in Trope Pantheons.
  • Do not try to shove a character into the Pantheon for the sake of having them there. The first priority is to see if they can be given a trope that they will represent well.
  • When reasoning why a given character should represent a particular trope, your argument should amount to more than simply "This character is an example of this trope." Try to think about why this character makes a better potential representative than other examples of the trope.
  • Take the time to make a high-quality profile instead of churning out half-assed ones. Nobody wants to read a poorly made, bare-boned profile.
  • That said, don't bloat your profile with surplus information just for the sake of filling it out. Also, do not tell of your deity's escapades in excruciating detail. The secret of being a bore... is to tell everything.
  • Try to give your deity a clear, concise title for their trope— long-winded titles tend to be awkward and clumsy.
  • Do not connect deities to each other simply by virtue of having the same actor or voice actor. If you want to do so, first make sure that you can do something creative or funny with the encounter. Otherwise, don't bother.
  • Try to really think about how two given deities would interact with each other. Don't just think in terms of, "Oh hey, we share some notable similarities with each other— we should be friends!" Imagine what would happen if one deity actually encountered another in the context of their respective backgrounds and universes. Don't look at the Pantheon simply as a dumping ground for characters across different media— think of it as a world that these characters exist within. To put it simply, try to make the interactions amount to more than just the characters lampshading their similarities with one another — compare and contrast their traits in a more meaningful way.
    • It can be useful, however, to list characters with similarities to the one currently being worked on as a launch pad for ideas that you may have for the interactions. Also, while the characters may not automatically bond over similarities in general, they are often likely to bond over similar interests (such as two characters who share a love of literature).
  • When looking for inspiration concerning interactions, it may help to see if the characters involved have already crossed over outside of Trope Pantheons and fanworks. For example, one may intially assume that Barry B. Benson would get on swimmingly with Winnie the Pooh, but Bee Movie itself showed that they probably wouldn't be fast friends.
  • Identifying a Complete Monster as such in their portfolio should only be done if they are a standout example of this trope and/or their vileness is an integral, driving part of their character. Mentioning them offhandedly as a CM in their portfolio and then not bringing it up again in the flavour text clogs up the profile.

    House Navigation 
Here is where I have put the various Houses under different categories in order to make it easier to decide where to place a new deity.


    Personal Deity Blacklist 
This list is for potential deities that I refuse to work on, usually because I dislike the given character so strongly that I don't trust myself to make an unbiased profile of them. I won't object to anyone else doing these profiles, but please don't bother suggesting these deities directly to me, because I will just decline.


Instructions for Reference

    Instructions and Tips 
Here are some tips one should keep in mind when editing:
  • Please use the Trope Pantheons discussion thread in the forums if you wish to add a new deity, story, or something else of importance to the Trope Pantheon canon. You can also get some assistance in the forum thread. Submissions that are added without discussion are likely to be deleted.
  • If the character you are about to add to a House already exists in another, make sure to mention that this god has spots in other houses as well.
  • When writing facts/trivia about gods, try not to contradict what has already been written elsewhere.
  • When writing down the name of a Theme Song, try to avoid calling it "Theme of God X" or "Theme of (Show where God X originates from)". If possible, try to find out if the song has an actual name.
  • When adding an image for your God, make sure that it is not too big unless you wish to write more about the god you have chosen.
  • If you feel the need to remove a god for some reason and replace him/her with another, please see what the other tropers think about this in the discussion thread before doing anything hasty. If you're lucky, maybe both of them can share the title "Gods of (Insert Trope Here)".
  • A certain trope can have more than one God. It is not advisable, but it is not forbidden. Just ensure that this second God will bring in new flavor of the trope. If you have doubts on how to bring the other flavors, consult the Discussion Page.
    • Case in point: In the original Greek Mythology (and later Roman Mythology), both Ares/Mars and Athena/Minerva share the title of 'God/Goddess of War', and even then, they differ in flavor: Ares is about brutal warfare, Athena is about war strategies and finesse, while Mars took up some of Athena's elements that he kinda differs out than Ares. If the original myth can do this, why the hell not for the Pantheon?
  • Be creative! If you need some time to work out your potential deity's profile, use the Pending Gods page to get help. Incomplete and/or low-quality entries are more likely to get deleted or replaced.
  • When writing about a God who just happens to be a person in real life, just try to be very careful about what you decide to say. See also the Rules section. Especially the 1st bullet point.
  • All deities should be sorted by their divine ranking. Put Overdeities on the top of the page and Quasideities on the bottom. Also be sure to add them in alphabetical order by their first/given name.
  • Occasionally there will be Gods that carry a title without a trope. This is not forbidden, but it's well advised not to abuse them. Aside from introducing too many niche concepts, there are still chances for new tropes related to your chosen deity's title to be launched through YKTTW...
    • Additionally however, the only house that a tropeless profile are wholly allowed is the House of Food. Mainly due to most food items lacking tropes, and adding tropes about said foodstuffs is slightly unecessary. However, the character being ascended for their choice of a food, or food-related thing must be a decently good representative of said item. IE: Their Trademark Favorite Food, or something that they're closely associated with In-Universe, or both (example: Gangplank and his oranges).
  • Maximum number of tropes what a god should have is three, but don't try to abuse that fact. If you need to use a second trope to specify a certain thing about their position, that can be excused.
  • Some series will eventually have greater representation in the Pantheon than others. This is unavoidable, but a little diversity helps, as well. Try to ensure that if you add a deity from a popular series, make sure that it's because they're a good representative for the trope in question, and not just because they're connected to another deity in their respective canon.
  • As far as deities from actual mythologies (Greco-Roman, Norse, Japanese, etc.) are concerned, try not to replicate the default myths about their characters and use a fictional counterpart instead. In other words, if you want to use the Greek/Roman god Ares/Mars, you can't add him as the "God of War", but you can use him as part of another trope as long as it's a different version of him. For example:
    • Zeus, while having elements of his persona from Classical Mythology, draws more from his portrayal in the God of War Series.
    • Thor and Loki's Pantheon portrayals are influenced heavily by their appearances in their Marvel Comics series.
    • Amaterasu is a woman in her Japanese mythology portrayal, but her Pantheon counterpart is the dog goddess from Ōkami.
  • Don't depend too much on the hype/meme train, don't just jump onto that train willy-nilly in order to put on some events or entry in the Pantheon. It might not last very long or represent the trope best. This is Trope Pantheons, not Trope Hype Train!
  • Unless the character proposed is specifically from the Abridged version, the character should represent the tropes in their canon selves. If they also happen to possess the trait of the Abridged self, good! But otherwise, get the abridged stuff onto just the flavor texts.
  • To prevent any surprising need to rework profiles due to new development, please restrain from ascending gods from a series before the thing is either released or for longer-running series, there is a good enough of a break from story. This also applies to already existing series if there is a new thing coming out.
  • Please be sure to ask in the discussion about what you want to work before making the profile. This is done to see if your proposal is the best representative and so, in case your profile is turned down, you don't waste time writing something that others might not find suitable.
  • It is much more recommended to word the title like "God of X" instead of "The God that Xs". This will give off the vibe the God actually ruled over that trope instead of just 'did X', giving more credentials to how it's the best example of the trope.

    Divine Ranking System 
  • Overdeity: Omnipotent-level Reality Warpers capable of manipulating the entire universe (or at least the world) at will. Within their own universe they are believed to be omnipotent, or at least impossible-to-completely-destroy embodiments or concepts.
  • Greater Gods: High-level Reality Warpers and that are extremely powerful (capable of destroying or changing anywhere from a large city to a planet at will) and very strong non-reality warpers capable of doing the same thing.
  • Intermediate Gods: Deities at this level are capable of strong but specialized powers such as hydrokinesis, pyrokinesis, etc. without major drawbacks and low level Reality Warpers capable of affecting their immediate area at will.
  • Lesser Gods: Capable of highly specific or little power on their own, or suffer from Power at a Price. However, they may be able to ruthlessly exploit their power or combine it with just being badass enough to make up for it.
  • Demigods: Basically the Badass Normals of the pantheon, making up for their lack of abilities with strength, strategy, and/or planning.
  • Quasideities: Any otherwise normal human, human equivalent, or below without any special powers or training will fall here.

Rules. The following are not suggestions or tips, but things that have to be followed:
  • Gods can't be followers or high priests for obvious reasons.
  • No hype profiles, please.
    • So you ask, what exactly is 'hype profile'? It is a profile based on ongoing events that hasn't been around very long, but generates a lot of hype, possibly because of elements such as Wham Episode or Memetic Mutation or Large Ham or overall 'OMGAWESOME!!!' They're all not bad tropes, but building a portfolio solely for that is a bad idea, as they do not say a thing about representing the trope best (unless it's those trope concepts that they are trying to embody for a long time). You can see one if the profile is only showing off how awesome they are or suddenly pushing how 'significant' they are thanks to the just very recent events rather than respecting the longstanding good representations of the trope. And usually having... minimum portfolio or flavor texts and being a bit too generalized or self-contained to events from within their home series instead of interacting with other Pantheon members.
  • The Pantheon is not a mouthpiece for you to voice your opinions on certain characters. You may like certain characters more than others, but don't make the profiles for characters you like look like Character Shilling.
  • DO. NOT. put a link to these Pantheon pages into the main wiki page. The moment you want to add in a main Characters page that the character is a God of this trope, don't do it. If you see leftovers of this practice, do yourself a favor and DELETE IT from that main page. This also goes to the Trivia page.
  • You must use the Trope Pantheons discussion thread in the forums if you wish to add a new deity, story, or something else of importance to the Trope Pantheon canon.
    • For new deities, 2 [tup] means the profile will have a one week waiting period.
    • For new deities, 3 [tup] is a 3 day waiting period.
    • 4 [tup] is an automatic ascension for that deity.
    • For adding new Treasures to the Treasures or new Dominions to the Dominions, the following rules apply:
      • For new Treasures or Dominions, 2 [tup] is a 3 day waiting period.
      • 3 [tup] is an automatic addition to the Treasures or Dominions.
  • You should use Trope Pantheon Restructure thread for any reworks of a profile.
    • Remember for reworked profiles 1 [tup] means the profile will have a one week waiting period.
    • Remember reworks with 2 [tup] is a 3 day waiting period.
    • 3 [tup]s is for an immediate update of the profile.
  • Do not include fan reception in any profiles. It has nothing to do with the character themselves and will create unnecessary conflict.
  • Write a detailed explanation on why the character is the best candidate for deity of that trope. If people disagree with you, do not force it on the people.
  • Keep in mind that if you still want to try to find a trope for a particular character, you're only given three chances on such. If a suggestion goes past three possible tropes, then it will come off as shoehorning a character into the Pantheon just for the sake of that character to be there.
  • If you adopt a profile from another troper, make an announcement that you have done so on the discussion thread. More often than not, a trope that was reserved for something was given away to someone else.
  • Rule of Cautious Editing Judgment ALSO applies here. Do not bring things that would incite fights, even if it is what's currently the hot topic and might be 'urgent'. For example, the political scene and some really bad politicians. We are not here to fight at each other, so don't suggest things that go to that direction.



    Deity Template 
God X, God/dess of (Insert Trope Here) (Alternate names/Nicknames, Fan Nickname)
  • An image
  • Potential House
  • Rank:
  • Symbol:
  • Theme Song:
  • Alignment:
  • Portfolio:
  • Domains:
  • Herald:
  • High Priest:
  • Followers:
  • Allies:
  • Rivals:
  • Enemies:
  • Additional Character Relationships:
  • Respected by/Respects:
  • Pitied by/Pities:
  • Opposed by/Opposes:
  • Conflicting Opinion:
  • Now add some random trivia/facts about events/alignments/moments/fights/friendships/relations etc.
  • And some more trivia/facts.
  • And a couple of more.

    Pokémon Deity 
Deity Profile, Title (Codename, Nickname)
  • An image.
  • Potential House
  • Power Level/Level of Influence
  • Symbol:
  • Theme Song:
  • Alignment:
  • Gender:
  • Ability:
  • Moveset:
    • Z-Move:
  • Portfolio:
  • Domains:
  • Herald:
  • High Priest:
  • Followers:
  • Allies:
    • Partner:
  • Rivals:
  • Enemies:
  • Additional Character Relationships:
  • Respected by/Respects:
  • Pitied by/Pities:
  • Opposed by/Opposes:
  • Conflicting Opinion:
  • Notes about your chosen deity

Deity Profile, (Un)Holy Seat of [Title] (Codename, Nickname)
  • Picture, if applicable
  • Brief description
  • Symbol
  • Theme Song
  • Alignment
  • Portfolio: (insert list of tropes here)
  • Domain(s):
  • Similar Places:
  • Sacred To:
  • Unholy To:
  • Notes about your chosen dominion

Insert Name Here
  • Potential Place:
  • Apperance:
  • Alignment:
  • Portfolio:
  • Domains:
  • Notes about your chosen item

Completed Projects

    Successfully Ascended Deities 

    Successfully Reworked Deities 

    New Houses/Sub-Houses 
Houses and sub-houses created by me are in bold.

Archived Images

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Images that I have removed from deities that I am working on or have worked on previously. These images were removed for quality reasons but may be useful in the future.

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