History YMMV / AmericanGods

14th Dec '17 2:22:25 PM kalel32688
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* NightmareFuel: Hinzelmann. The story of the tribe that creates its own god from [[spoiler:[[PoweredByAForsakenChild a murdered child]], who in turn, a few thousand years later, settles down in Lakeside and kills another child each year.]]
* {{Squick}}:
** Many examples: a man eaten by a vagina, that very man-eating goddess being [[spoiler: ground into a bloody smear by a limousine,]] almost any scene in the last half of the book involving Laura...

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* NightmareFuel: NightmareFuel:
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Hinzelmann. The story of the tribe that creates its own god from [[spoiler:[[PoweredByAForsakenChild a murdered child]], who in turn, a few thousand years later, settles down in Lakeside and kills another child each year.]]
* {{Squick}}:
**
{{Squick}}: Many examples: a examples.
** A
man eaten by a Bilquis's vagina, that very man-eating goddess made even worse in Creator/DarkHorse's adaptation of the novel.
** Bilquis
being [[spoiler: ground [[spoiler:ground into a bloody smear by a limousine,]] almost limousine]].
** Almost
any scene in the last half of the book involving Laura...Laura.
24th Aug '17 6:16:47 PM cordychase
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* CaptainObviousReveal: In hindsight, the fact that Low-Key Lyesmith is [[spoiler: Loki]] is ridiculously obvious and many readers (as well as Shadow) kick themselves for not seeing it sooner.

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* CaptainObviousReveal: In hindsight, the fact that Low-Key Lyesmith is [[spoiler: Loki]] is ridiculously obvious and many readers (as well as Shadow) kick themselves for not seeing it sooner. (To people who first listen to the audiobook it may well be so obvious it's barely a reveal at all, given that when you say it loud you can tell ''immediately'' what it sounds just like.)
12th Aug '17 3:43:23 PM SorPepita
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* HilariousInHindsight: The Technical Boy is always seen smoking a cigarette that is described as giving an odor of "burned electronic components". Years later, electronic cigarettes and vaping became a major fad, including in the tech crowd...and sure enough, the TV series' incarnation of TB has a vape pen.

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* HilariousInHindsight: The Technical Boy is always seen smoking a cigarette that is described as giving an odor of "burned electronic components". Years later, electronic cigarettes and vaping became a major fad, including in the tech crowd... and sure enough, the TV series' incarnation of TB has a vape pen.
11th Jul '17 2:47:43 PM zzedar
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* HilariousInHindsight: The Technical Boy is always seen smoking a cigarette that is described as giving an odor of "burned electronic components". Years later, electronic cigarettes and vaping mecame a major fad, including in the tech crowd...and sure enough, the TV series' incarnation of TB has a vape pen.

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* HilariousInHindsight: The Technical Boy is always seen smoking a cigarette that is described as giving an odor of "burned electronic components". Years later, electronic cigarettes and vaping mecame became a major fad, including in the tech crowd...and sure enough, the TV series' incarnation of TB has a vape pen.
11th Jul '17 2:47:26 PM zzedar
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* GeniusBonus: Anyone who knows the origins of the names of the days of the week (etc. "Friday is Freyja's day") can figure out Mr. Wednesday's real identity pretty quickly.

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* GeniusBonus: Anyone who knows the origins of the names of the days of the week (etc. "Friday is Freyja's Frigga's day") can figure out Mr. Wednesday's real identity pretty quickly.
19th Jun '17 6:20:54 PM BenOfHouston
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* AdaptationInducedPlotHole: Listening to the audiobook versions take most of the pun-filled aliases from quite translucent to "you were trying to hide something?" level. "Low-Key" and "Jaquel" specifically, as they are pronounced identically to "Loki" and "Jackal".


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** The audiobook version take most of the pun-filled aliases from quite translucent to "you were trying to hide something?" level. "Low-Key" and "Jaquel" specifically, as they are pronounced identically to "Loki" and "Jackal".
19th Jun '17 6:18:32 PM BenOfHouston
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* AdaptationInducedPlotHole: Listening to the audiobook versions take most of the pun-filled aliases from quite translucent to "you were trying to hide something?" level. "Low-Key" and "Jaquel" specifically, as they are pronounced identically to "Loki" and "Jackal".
7th May '17 4:36:39 PM Discar
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[[folder: From the series]]
* GeniusBonus: Czernobog's nickname for Wednesday, "Wotan", is [[spoiler:an old name for Odin, foreshadowing Wednesday's true identity.]]
* {{Narm}}: There are a few scenes from the first episode that shoot for BloodierAndGorier and just wind up kind of hilarious:
** The start of the television series first episode has a boat of Vikings come to the New World. As they set out to explore it, all of a sudden the man in front -- and ''only'' the man in front -- is given the HumanPincushion treatment and filled full of dozens of arrows in the span of seconds.
** Later on, the Vikings are fighting each other to the death. The excessive amount of blood (and its obvious fakeness) already undermines the drama of the scene, but one Viking's arm gets lopped off, goes flying still clutching a sword, and manages to impale another Viking. It's so over the top it's impossible to take seriously.
** It's worth noting that the scene mentioned in the paragraph before is the only scene in the episode to appear in Letterboxed format instead of standard 16:9, apparently to set it apart from the rest of the show. It was also used to have the aforementioned severed arm break out of the picture frame for a moment, literally flying into the black border.
** At the end of the episode, the Technical Boy's goons just arbitrarily explode into LudicrousGibs while trying to murder Shadow. The blood is no less obviously fake and the whole scene is completely out of nowhere.
** Audrey's ongoing breakdown at her husband and best friend's betrayal is, while entirely understandable and sad, is also unintentionally hilarious.
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7th May '17 2:10:15 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* WTHCastingAgency: The near-universal reaction to Orlando Jones being cast as Mr. Nancy is that he is way, way younger than Nancy ever seemed in the books. Most fans are still optimistic about the casting and believe that his acting chops can certainly make up for it, but surprise (at best) is pretty much the reaction that everyone has to the casting.
7th May '17 7:20:58 AM lrrose
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* GeniusBonus: Czernobog's nickname for Wednesday, "Wotan", is [[spoiler:an old name for Odin, foreshadowing Wednesday's true identity.]]
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