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Characters: American Gods
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''The "Old Gods" and Their Allies

Shadow/Baldur Moon

Mr. Wednesday/Odin

Mr. Nancy/Anansi

Mr. Ibis/Thoth

Mr Jacquel/Anubis

  • Don't Fear The Reaper: Like Mr. Ibis, he's not such a bad guy.
  • I'm a Humanitarian: While conducting autopsies, he has a habit of eating some of the corpse's heart. Respectfully.
    • A shout out of sorts to the mythology of Anubis who would weigh the deceased's heart against a feather to judge where they would spend the afterlife.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: Into a jackal, naturally.



The Zoryas (Zorya Utrennyaya, Zorya Vechernyaya and Zorya Polunochnaya)

Mad Sweeney

Easter /Eostre

  • Break the Cutie: Wednesday twists her arm into service by going into a diatribe about what people do and do not believe about her holiday. She very nearly cries.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Her holiday celebrates mornings, life and rebirth. She plays a vital part in Shadow's resurrection.
  • Fertile Feet
  • Kiss of Life: To Shadow.
  • Ms. Fanservice: As befitting a fertility goddess.


Samantha Black Crow

  • Agent Mulder: Delivers an amazing and lengthy monologue to Shadow about all the things she believes in to get him to open up to her.
  • Badass Normal: Faces Mr. Town and Mr. Road, and not only does she refuse to tell them anything about Shadow, she makes fun of their names. She also hitchhikes with Shadow, who's kind of scary before you get to know him.
  • Braids, Beads and Buckskins: She doesn't dress like it, but she's proud of her Indian heritage.
  • Bi the Way
  • Genki Girl
  • Girl Next Door: Well, technically, the girl next door's little sister.
  • Granola Girl
  • Little Miss Snarker
  • Take That Kiss: She plants what she terms a "fuck off" kiss on Shadow in a bar, although it was to tell everyone else there to fuck off, not him.
  • Tomboy


''The "New Gods" and Their Allies

The Technical Boy


The Spookshow

Mr. World/Low-Key Lyesmith/Loki Lie-Smith

American Girls CollectionCharacters/LiteratureAmerican Psycho

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