History Characters / AmericanGods

24th Jun '17 12:41:09 AM Alden2
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!!'''Shadow Moon]]'''

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!!'''Shadow Moon]]'''Moon/ [[Myth/NorseMythology Baldur]]'''
24th Jun '17 12:40:10 AM Alden2
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!!'''Shadow Moon/ [[Myth/NorseMythology Baldur]]'''

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!!'''Shadow Moon/ [[Myth/NorseMythology Baldur]]'''Moon]]'''
7th Jun '17 7:29:09 PM Gregzilla
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* AmbiguouslyBrown: It's not entirely clear what race he is, although his mother is implied to have been black.

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* AmbiguouslyBrown: It's not entirely clear what race he is, although his mother is implied to have been black.black by the fact that she had sickle-cell anemia.
7th Jun '17 7:27:08 PM Gregzilla
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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.'' [[JustifiedTrope Justified]], since the Internet of 2017 is very different from the Internet of 2001, as is the society's image of a tech-savvy person.



* BigBad: He's the central antagonist (from the perspective of the Old Gods) throughout most of the book.


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* TheHeavy: He's the central antagonist (from the perspective of the Old Gods) throughout most of the book. [[spoiler:However, he's just one of many {{Unwitting Pawn}}s to both Mr. World and Wednesday.]]
7th Jun '17 7:24:07 PM Gregzilla
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* ManicPixieDreamGirl: Deconstructed. Because of that personality, she cheated on Shadow with her best friend's husband while he was in the clink. She also puts on the MPDG act to charm [[spoiler: Mr. Town before gruesomely killing him.]]

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* ManicPixieDreamGirl: Deconstructed.DeconstructedCharacterArchetype. Because of that personality, she cheated on Shadow with her best friend's husband while he was in the clink. She also puts on the MPDG act to charm [[spoiler: Mr. Town before gruesomely killing him.]]
7th Jun '17 7:20:25 PM Gregzilla
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* SelfProclaimedLiar: He admits he's a ConsummateLiar, and most distrust him for it. [[spoiler:Evidently not ''enough'', though.]]
27th May '17 8:55:06 AM Yozzy
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* WarGod: [[spoiler: A vital part of the plot, as Wednesday tries to empower himself with the gods' war.]]

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* WarGod: Less pronounced in this depiction, but a war god all the same. [[spoiler: A It's also a vital part of the plot, as Wednesday tries to empower himself with the gods' war.]]



* AnimalMotif: Spiders, [[InspirationNod natch]].



%%* JerkWithAHeartOfGold

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%%* JerkWithAHeartOfGold* DisappearedDad: {{Inverted}}, he has two sons and an ex-wife that we don't learn about in ''American Gods''. His sons get [[Literature/AnansiBoys their own book]], though.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Anansi is what modern culture might understand to be a god of mischief, and this shows up in that, outside of survival, his chief concern is women or having a laugh, particularly at someone else's expense. While this is hardly a positive trait, he's still fundamentally a good individual.



* {{Trickster}}: Less pronounced than Wednesday, since he's [[OutOfFocus less visible throughout the story]], but this is Anansi in a nutshell.



* AngstySurvivingTwin: Czernobog is very sad and somber over the apparent "death" of his twin "brother"/split personality Bielebog. [[spoiler: In the end of the book, Shadow observes Czernobog is happy for the first time in the entire book when he reveals Bielebog has returned.]]

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* AngstySurvivingTwin: Czernobog is very sad and somber over the apparent "death" of his twin "brother"/split personality "brother" Bielebog. [[spoiler: In the end of the book, Shadow observes Czernobog is happy for the first time in the entire book when he reveals Bielebog has returned.is his alternate persona, and is soon returning.]]



* DropTheHammer: Used to slaughter cattle with a sledgehammer.

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* DropTheHammer: Used His weapon of choice in mythology, and he used to slaughter have a day job slaughtering cattle with a sledgehammer.



* JekyllAndHyde: He and Bielebog are the same person.

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* JekyllAndHyde: He [[spoiler:He and Bielebog are the same person.]]
25th May '17 9:50:15 PM NOYB
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* CanonForeigner: Zorya Polunochnaya isn't actually from Slavic myth and was invented by Gaiman.

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* CanonForeigner: Zorya Polunochnaya isn't actually from Slavic myth and was invented by Gaiman.Gaiman based on vague references to a third Zorya sister in some myths.
25th May '17 9:46:03 PM NOYB
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* BitchInSheepsClothing: Even when she was alive, Laura was not as nice as she seemed. But she really does love Shadow which keeps her on the sympathetic side of the trope.

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* BitchInSheepsClothing: Even when she was alive, Laura was not as nice as she seemed. But she really does love Shadow Shadow, which keeps her on the sympathetic side of the trope.
24th May '17 10:47:47 PM jormis29
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-->'''Portrayed by:''' Crispin Glover / Creator/JonathanTucker

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-->'''Portrayed by:''' Crispin Glover Creator/CrispinGlover / Creator/JonathanTucker
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