History Characters / AmericanGods

10th Sep '16 5:51:57 PM Caswin
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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: In the novel, he's consistently described as "fat" and acne-spattered, but he doesn't seem to be either of those things in the trailer. Conspicuously, again in contrast to the novel, he's wearing what appears to be a ''track suit.''
29th Aug '16 6:46:10 PM Eagal
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* {{Badass}}: while he doesn't like to fight, he's a very big man and knows how to fight smart.



* {{Badass}}: After she was resurrected.
16th Aug '16 4:40:36 PM Angelus25
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* RunningBothSides: With Wednesday.

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* RunningBothSides: With Wednesday.[[spoiler:Wednesday.]]
16th Aug '16 4:39:50 PM Angelus25
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* MookLieutennant: Mr Town seems to be the highest ranking member, answering directly to Mr World.

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* MookLieutennant: MookLieutenant: Mr Town seems to be the highest ranking member, answering directly to Mr World.
25th Jul '16 10:39:41 AM Ciara25
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* YourCheatingHeart: A classic. Was sleeping with Shadow's best friend while he was in prison.

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* YourCheatingHeart: A classic. Was sleeping with Shadow's best friend while he was in prison.
prison, although she maintains they were going to end the affair when Shadow was released.
18th Jul '16 8:13:10 AM corruptmalemenace
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* LaserGuidedAnesia: Shadow forgets everything about him - including his name - immediately after learning them.

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* LaserGuidedAnesia: LaserGuidedAmnesia: Shadow forgets everything about him - including his name - immediately after learning them.
18th Jul '16 8:11:58 AM corruptmalemenace
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* TheHero: The book's main protagonist [[spoiler:and the one who topples the plans of the BigBad]].

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* GivenNameReveal: In ''Monarch of the Glen'', it's confirmed that the name on his birth certificate is [[spoiler: Balder Moon]].
* TheHero: The book's main protagonist [[spoiler:and the one who topples the plans of the BigBad]]. He's also a Hero in another sense, being [[spoiler: the half-mortal son of a god]].



* EvilMentor: He's Shadow's mentor, and he's technically the BigBad.



%%* DirtyOldMan

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%%* DirtyOldMan* DirtyOldMan: He talks about his love of "women with big high titties" in his first appearance.



%%* TheSmartGuy

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%%* TheSmartGuy
* TheSmartGuy: The most intellectual of the gods.



* CanonForeigner: Zorya Polunochnaya isn't actually from Slavic myth and was invented by Gaiman.



!! The man in the charcoal suit
* LaserGuidedAnesia: Shadow forgets everything about him - including his name - immediately after learning them.
* ManOfWealthAndTaste: An impression of wealth is all Shadow can remember of him. He wears a suit and drinks expensive whiskey with Wednesday. He also appears to be a god of wealth or similar, able to sense the exchanges of money going on around him.
* TheNondescript: His only description is that he's dark-haired, clean-shaven, and his face is forgettable in every sense of the word.
* TheUnreveal: We never actually find out who he is.

!!'''Hinzelmann'''
* AffablyEvil: He's friendly to everyone, tells jokes all the time, and goes out of his way to help Shadow on multiple occasions, even saving Shadow's life when it would have been in his best interests not to. But at the same time, [[spoiler: he literally murders children for a living.]]
* BigBadFriend: [[spoiler: He's the villain of the Lakeside subplot]].
* CoolOldGuy: How everyone in Lakeside views him, including Shadow.
* MinnesotaNice: What he appears to be. [[spoiler: Turns out he's not actually from America at all, and he's only nice in the AffablyEvil sense]].
* NiceGuy: [[spoiler: Subverted when he turns out to be a SerialKiller]].
* PoweredByAForsakenChild: [[spoiler: He was created from a child sacrifice many centuries ago, and he sustains his powers in the modern day by sacrificing children to himself.]]
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: [[spoiler: He's actually a god (and a kobold) from centuries ago.]]
* SerialKiller: [[spoiler: He's been sacrificing a child to himself every year.]]
* SuicideByCop: When finally confronted with his crimes, he provokes the police chief into shooting him.



%%* {{Tomboy}}

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%%* {{Tomboy}}
* {{Tomboy}}: She's very independent and adventurous, she goes by "Sam", and Shadow, upon first seeing her through the car window while half-asleep, had to ask if she was a boy or a girl.


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* MookLieutennant: Mr Town seems to be the highest ranking member, answering directly to Mr World.
9th Jul '16 9:45:39 PM Yozzy
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* UnfazedEveryman: He takes it rather calmly that there are tons of deities all all around him. [[spoiler: Makes sense since he is one himself, so he ''isn't'' a pure example of the trope.]]

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* UnfazedEveryman: {{Subverted}}. He takes it rather calmly that there are tons of deities all all around him.him. But in a few private moments, he shows that he's almost going out of his mind with all the weirdness, and the drama of trying to get fiercely individualistic gods to work together. [[spoiler: Makes sense since he is one himself, so he ''isn't'' a pure example of the trope.]]
1st Jul '16 10:37:38 AM Daethalion
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* AcCENTUponTheWrongSylLABle: She sprinkles heavy emphasis on particular words when she talks, in the same fashion as a news anchor.

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* AcCENTUponTheWrongSylLABle: She sprinkles heavy emphasis on particular words throughout her speech (though not when she talks, possessing a TV character), in the same fashion as a news anchor.
1st Jul '16 10:35:59 AM Daethalion
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* AcCENTUponTheWrongSylLABle: She sprinkles heavy emphasis on particular words when she talks, in the same fashion as a news anchor.
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