History Characters / AmericanGods

25th Apr '17 9:49:29 AM narm00
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!''The "Old Gods" and Their Allies

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!''The "Old Gods" and Their AlliesAllies''



!''The "New Gods" and Their Allies

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!''The "New Gods" and Their AlliesAllies''



* ChildSoldiers: Not "a soldier", but he looks about 15 and is in the middle of this brutal divine war, which is part of adds a bit of tragedy to him - He may be an asshole, but deep down, he's just a kid.

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* ChildSoldiers: Not "a soldier", but he looks about 15 and is in the middle of this brutal divine war, which is part of adds a bit of tragedy to him - He he may be an asshole, but deep down, he's just a kid.



* TheseHandsHaveKilled: It's implied that killing [[spoiler: The Queen of Sheba]] damaged his consciousness. Shadow sees him crying and bashing his head against a wall at one point, and while he has no idea why, the readership knows the murder didn't take long ago.

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* TheseHandsHaveKilled: It's implied that killing [[spoiler: The Queen of Sheba]] damaged his consciousness. Shadow sees him crying and bashing his head against a wall at one point, and while he has no idea why, the readership knows the murder didn't take wasn't long ago.



* AlasPoorVillain: The end of [[spoiler:Mr. Town]] is somewhat tragic. We get to see a portion from his POV where he seems to have finally found peace and a woman to love for the rest of his life, and just as he's about to live happily ever after. [[spoiler: Said woman kills him.]]

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* AlasPoorVillain: The end of [[spoiler:Mr. Town]] is somewhat tragic. We get to see a portion from his POV where he seems to have finally found peace and a woman to love for the rest of his life, and just as he's about to live happily ever after. after, [[spoiler: Said said woman kills him.]]
16th Apr '17 3:59:40 PM Oecchi
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9th Apr '17 4:14:15 PM Gregzilla
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!!'''Mr. World[[spoiler: / Low-Key Lyesmith / [[Myth/NorseMythology Loki Lie-Smith]]]]'''

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!!'''Mr. World[[spoiler: World / Low-Key Lyesmith / [[Myth/NorseMythology [[spoiler:[[Myth/NorseMythology Loki Lie-Smith]]]]'''
9th Apr '17 4:12:28 PM Gregzilla
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9th Apr '17 4:11:41 PM Gregzilla
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!!'''Shadow'''

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!!'''Shadow Moon/[[spoiler:[[Myth/NorseMythology Baldur]]]]'''




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[[folder:Mr. Wednesday]]




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!!'''Mr. Ibis'''/Thoth

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!!'''Mr. Ibis'''/ThothIbis'''/[[Myth/EgyptianMythology Thoth]]



!!'''Mr Jacquel'''/Anubis

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!!'''Mr Jacquel'''/AnubisJacquel'''/[[Myth/EgyptianMythology Anubis]]




!!'''Bast'''

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!!'''[[Myth/EgyptianMythology Bast]]'''




!!'''Czernobog'''

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!!'''[[Myth/SlavicMythology Czernobog]]'''




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* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:Ultimately drinks himself to death.]]




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!!'''Horus'''

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!!'''[[Myth/EgyptianMythology Horus]]'''




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[[folder:The man in the charcoal suit]]




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[[folder:Hinzelmann]]




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[[folder:Samantha Black Crow]]




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[[folder:Laura Moon]]




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[[folder:The Technical Boy]]




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* AlasPoorVillain: The end of [[spoiler: Mr. Town]] is somewhat tragic. We get to see a portion from his POV where he seems to have finally found peace and a woman to love for the rest of his life, and just as he's about to live happily ever after. [[spoiler: Said woman kills him.]]

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* AlasPoorVillain: The end of [[spoiler: Mr.[[spoiler:Mr. Town]] is somewhat tragic. We get to see a portion from his POV where he seems to have finally found peace and a woman to love for the rest of his life, and just as he's about to live happily ever after. [[spoiler: Said woman kills him.]]




!!'''Mr. World / Low-Key Lyesmith'''

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[[folder:Mr. World]]
!!'''Mr. World World[[spoiler: / Low-Key Lyesmith'''Lyesmith / [[Myth/NorseMythology Loki Lie-Smith]]]]'''



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

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* WalkingSpoiler: Describing him as anything more than Shadow's former cellmate spoils a plot twist later in the book.book.
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* BigBad: Turns out the whole war was [[spoiler: a scam to get himself more power.]]

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* BigBad: Turns In a sense, as the conflict is driven entirely by him, and he's a self admitted con man and all around {{Jerkass}}. Most of the Old Gods were more or less content with dying in obscurity, until he riled them back up knowing full well many would die in the war he was starting to regain their former glory. In his view, it was a worthy risk. [[spoiler: Then it turns out the whole war was [[spoiler: a scam to get himself more power.power and he doesn't care about the other Old Gods at all.]]



* LukeIAmYourFather: To Shadow.

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* LukeIAmYourFather: [[spoiler: To Shadow.]]



* RunningBothSides: With Mr. World.

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* RunningBothSides: With Mr. World.Some accuse him of this, pointing out it is unlike Wednesday to go into such a clealy-stacked-against-him conflict. [[spoiler: Then Mr World confirms it]]



* ThanatosGambit: Dying was the motivation all the other Old Gods needed to band together against the new. [[spoiler: He didn't mind because, once the battle was dedicated to him, he would get more power than he ever had before.]]

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* ThanatosGambit: ThanatosGambit:[[spoiler: Dying was the motivation all the other Old Gods needed to band together against the new. [[spoiler: He didn't mind because, once the battle was dedicated to him, he would get more power than he ever had before.]]
19th Feb '17 11:27:39 AM NOYB
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* BigBeautifulWoman: as befits a fertility goddess.

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* BigBeautifulWoman: as As befits a fertility goddess.



* 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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* NiceGirl: is 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 Is flirty, cheerful and apparently happy. However, Wednesday quickly penetrates her façade and as the BreakTheCutie entry shows, she nearly breaks down in tears.



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

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



* HeelFaceDoorSlam: He's suggesting to Mr.World that they just go home and abandon this useless war [[spoiler: when Mr. World kills him in Odin's name]].

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* HeelFaceDoorSlam: He's suggesting to Mr. World that they just go home and abandon this useless war [[spoiler: when Mr. World kills him in Odin's name]].



* TwoAliasesOneCharacter: Goes by Low-key and Mr World.

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* TwoAliasesOneCharacter: Goes by Low-key and Mr Mr. World.
19th Feb '17 11:21:25 AM NOYB
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* DropTheHammer: used to slaughter cattle with a sledgehammer.

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* DropTheHammer: used Used to slaughter cattle with a sledgehammer.
19th Feb '17 11:20:48 AM NOYB
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* 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.]]

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* PetTheDog: not 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.]]
5th Jan '17 12:40:37 PM Gaon
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* AudienceSurrogate: Much like the readership, he's unfamiliar with the bizarre world of gods the story is set in.




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* TheWatson: Given he's a regular mortal, characters often explain things to him (and subsequently the audience).



* 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.]]



* BadassGrandpa: Shadow remarks he looks very old but also very powerful.



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He's rough around the edges, but means well.
* RetiredMonster: Czernobog occasionally references his heyday as a god. Those references tend to paint quite a dark picture, as he talks of things like massive human sacrifices and butchering enemies during armistice.



%%* DrunkenMaster

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%%* DrunkenMaster* DrunkenMaster: Is quite a good fighter even while blackout drunk.



%%* FertileFeet

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%%* FertileFeet* FertileFeet: Appears to have the ability to make things grow with her touch. She's a fertility goddess, after all.



* 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.

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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.''
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'' [[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.person.
* AnthropomorphicPersonification: He's one of the Internet.



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



* ChildSoldiers: Not "a soldier", but he looks about 15 and is in the middle of this brutal divine war, which is part of adds a bit of tragedy to him - He may be an asshole, but deep down, he's just a kid.
* DiscOneFinalBoss: Out of the New Gods he's the one with most presence and menace (despite being a pathetic nerd). [[spoiler: Then Mr. World kills him to make way for the true BigBad: Wednesday.]]



* HeelFaceDoorSlam: He's suggesting to Mr.World that they just go home and abandon this useless war [[spoiler: when Mr. World kills him in Odin's name]].



* HiddenDepths: It's subtle but over the course of the novel it becomes clear for all his bravado, Technical Boy doesn't really ''want'' to kill anyone. His murder of [[spoiler: Bilquis]] in fact ends up traumatizing him.



* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Technical Boy doesn't ''quite'' get there, but the weight of his actions slowly start to bear on him as the story goes by. [[spoiler: Mr. World kills him just as he seems to fully realize what he's done.]]



* PeacefulInDeath: Mr. World observes [[spoiler: he smiles in bliss as he collapses dead]]. Though it should be noted, given how the worship of the Internet has only grown in the years after the novel, he's bound to come back.




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* TheseHandsHaveKilled: It's implied that killing [[spoiler: The Queen of Sheba]] damaged his consciousness. Shadow sees him crying and bashing his head against a wall at one point, and while he has no idea why, the readership knows the murder didn't take long ago.
* WickedCultured: He's surprisingly well-read, dropping both pop culture references (like singing Madonna) and more obscure ones (like alluding to the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omert%C3%A0 Omertá]])



* AlasPoorVillain: The end of [[spoiler: Mr. Town]] is somewhat tragic. We get to see a portion from his POV where he seems to have finally found peace and a woman to love for the rest of his life, and just as he's about to live happily ever after. [[spoiler: Said woman kills him.]]




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* VillainousFriendship: Mr. Town, Wood and Stone seemed to have been close friends, and thus why Mr. Town wants to desperately avenge them.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: By the end of the novel, Mr. Road is unaccounted for.


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* SmugSnake: Very clever, but also very haughty.


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* VillainousBreakdown: He completely unravels in tears and whimpering [[spoiler: when Laura impales him with a spear]].
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