History Characters / AmericanGods

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.
28th Jun '16 9:11:35 PM Foamer
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* MeaningfulName: He's named Shadow, which reflects how much he's a counterpart to [[spoiler: Baldur, the Norse God of goodness and light.]]
17th Jun '16 9:12:32 PM zarpaulus
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* AnimalEyeSpy: She sees through the eyes of cats, and uses it to keep tabs on Shadow.


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* UndeathAlwaysEnds: [[spoiler: She gets temporarily restored to life, then stabs herself through the chest, and finally Shadow takes back the coin that made her undead at her own request.]]
18th Feb '16 5:28:36 PM jormis29
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* DistinguishingMark: [[spoiler: His scarred lip; it's a reference to a story in Myth/NorseMythology where Loki's mouth was sewn shut and he had to tear it open.]]

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* DistinguishingMark: [[spoiler: His scarred lip; it's a reference to a story in Myth/NorseMythology where Loki's [[MouthStitchedShut mouth was sewn shut shut]] and he had to tear it open.]]
1st Jan '16 3:36:11 PM DarkPhoenix94
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* {{Badass}}: while he doesn't like to fight, he's a very big man and knows how to fight smart.



* ConsummateLiar: calls himself the best liar Shadow will ever meet. He was right.



* GrumpyOldMan: he's often grumpy or pretending to be cheerful and reveals himself to be deeply bitter about the fact that as a god who went out of style in a land that's bad for gods, he essentially has to live off scraps.



* LukeIAmYourFather: To Shadow

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* LukeIAmYourFather: To ShadowShadow.
* PetTheDog: not often, but he does occasionally get more sympathetic moments, such as when he seems to sincerely regret that he can't truly bring Laura back to life and [[spoiler: that she had to die in the first place.]] He also tells Shadow, [[spoiler: his son, that he's proud of him.]]



%%* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness

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%%* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: quite clearly loves words, something that goes with his mythical connections as a scribe, and telling the stories of people - though how true they are is in doubt, with Mr. Ibis suggesting that he does it for the love of the story.



* CatGirl: The original practically.

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* CatGirl: The original original, practically.



* VoluntaryShapeshifting: Into a cat, of course.

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* VoluntaryShapeshifting: Into a cat, of course.
course, and spends most of her time in that form.



* DropTheHammer: used to slaughter cattle with a sledgehammer.



* BigBeautifulWoman: as befits a fertility goddess.




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* NiceGirl: is kind to Shadow and to Horus alike, with her thoughts regarding the latter being mostly that he needs to be wrapped up and taken somewhere warm to babble his way back to sanity.
* StepfordSmiler: is flirty, cheerful and apparently happy. However, Wednesday quickly penetrates her façade and as the BreakTheCutie entry shows, she nearly breaks down in tears.


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* PowerOfTheSun: has this, though he forgot how to use it for a very long time.


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** [[spoiler: After drinking the water of time and a highly unpleasant process of getting rid of all the formaldehyde, maggots etc. inside her, she's back to her living self, though Loki notes that this is temporary.]]
21st Sep '15 3:36:39 PM DeCarta
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%%* BewareTheNiceOnes

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%%* BewareTheNiceOnes* BewareTheNiceOnes: Shadow's a nice guy, but he's also a very large man who knows how to handle himself. Even outside of his physical prowess, Shadow [[spoiler:dismantles Wednesday and Loki's plans with a single awesome speech]].



%%* TheHero

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%%* TheHero* TheHero: The book's main protagonist [[spoiler:and the one who topples the plans of the BigBad]].



%%* TheStoic

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%%* TheStoic* TheStoic: Throughout the book, Shadow takes most of the crazy shit he sees with aplomb.



%%* DirtyOldMan
* JerkAss: Likes to use one of his runes to seduce girls, then use another one to make them [[UnrequitedLoveLastsForever incapable of ever getting over him]], just for shits and giggles.

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%%* DirtyOldMan
* JerkAss: DirtyOldMan: He's described as sleeping with girls who look barely legal.
* {{Jerkass}}:
Likes to use one of his runes to seduce girls, then use another one to make them [[UnrequitedLoveLastsForever incapable of ever getting over him]], just for shits and giggles.



%%* BiTheWay

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%%* BiTheWay* BiTheWay: With the exception of her interest in Shadow and a hinted past with a boy in Lakeside, all of Sam's mentioned relationships are with women.



%%* LittleMissSnarker

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%%* LittleMissSnarker* LittleMissSnarker: Well evidenced in her interaction with Mr. Town and Mr. Road. Calling [[{{Jerkass}} Audrey]] a cunt is just icing.



%%* BackFromTheDead

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%%* BackFromTheDead* BackFromTheDead: Not in a nice way, though.



%%* CameBackWrong

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%%* CameBackWrong* CameBackWrong: She's not truly alive, she's left disconnected from the real world, and her body keeps decomposing.



%%* TheLostLenore

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%%* TheLostLenore* TheLostLenore: Shadow misses her throughout the novel, and her resurrection does little to help that.



%%* OurZombiesAreDifferent

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%%* OurZombiesAreDifferent* OurZombiesAreDifferent: This one is self-aware and in control of her actions, but steadily rotting away.



%%* {{Otaku}}

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%%* {{Otaku}}* {{Jerkass}}: He's a rude, nasty little punk who likes to throw his weight around.
* NerdInEvilsHelmet: His efforts at being intimidating come across as rehearsed and poorly executed.
* {{Otaku}}: Beneath the attempts at a threatening demeanor, the Technical Boy is little more than a pathetic nerd.



%%* StepfordSmiler

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%%* StepfordSmiler* StepfordSmiler: Her personality resembles that of a passive-aggressive newscaster. It's about as genuine as a three-dollar bill.



%%* PunchclockVillain

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%%* PunchclockVillain* PunchClockVillain: They're not much more than jerks in suits, doing the bidding of a villainous god.



%%* EvilRedhead
* LouisCypher: Low-key Lyesmith. [[spoiler: Loki Liesmith]]

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%%* EvilRedhead
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* EvilRedhead: TheDragon to [[spoiler:Wednesday]], and a redhead besides.
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LouisCypher: Low-key Lyesmith. [[spoiler: Loki Liesmith]]



%%* WalkingSpoiler

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%%* WalkingSpoiler* WalkingSpoiler: Describing him as anything more than Shadow's former cellmate spoils a plot twist later in the book.
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