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!!The Johnsons
[[folder:Axl]]
!!Axl Johnson/Odin
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[[caption-width-right:300:Axl]]

The youngest of the Johnsons whose destiny is to become Odin, the big kahuna of Norse mythology. Wisdom, war, death, prophecy, battle and magic are among the many powers associated with Odin.
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* AttractiveBentGender: Zeb was especially attracted to Axl/Mia, but so were Mike and Olaf.
-->'''"Mia:"''' Stop checking out my ass, grandpa!
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Axl is surprisingly nice nand humble for being carrying the spirit of a warring-god-king, but if pushed will lay down the laws to others backed by supernatural fighting skills.
* BigLittleBrother: Axl towers over all his older brothers.
* RetGone: [[spoiler: After the spirit of the Norse gods leave their hosts and depart for Asgard, every mortal who's ever met him has forgotten he ever existed.]]
%%* SuperStrength

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[[folder:Mike]]
!!Mike Johnson/Ullr
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[[caption-width-right:250:Mike]]

The eldest of the Johnson boys, who is Ullr, the God of skill, hunt and duel.
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* PromotionToParent: after their mother, Elizabet, left to become a tree on Mike's 21 birthday.
* TeamDad: Force to become this after the boys were abandoned by their mother and often the most responsible of the group.
* TookALevelInJerkass: ''Big time'', especially in season three.

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[[folder:Anders]]
!!Anders Johnson/Bragi
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[[caption-width-right:250:Anders]]
The second Johnson brother, who is Bragi, the God of poetry.
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* TheCasanova: Uses his powers to seduce women until Axl/Odin put a stop to it..
* CompellingVoice: His god power.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He cares for his brothers and Dawn, but often as as a prick to them because he can.
* WrittenInAbsence: Anders was in Norway for about half of the season because Dean O'Gorman was filming ''Film/TheHobbit''.

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[[folder:Ty]]
!!Ty Johnson/Hr
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[[caption-width-right:250:Ty]]

The third Johnson brother and human incarnation of Hr (aka Hodor, Hodur, Hoor or Hoth), the Norse God of winter and darkness.
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* AnIcePerson: He drains the heat from anything close to him and is perfectly comfortable in a freezer.
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: [[spoiler:Especially during his marriage with Eva.]]
* IJustWantToBeNormal: Because he cannot turn off his god powers he is a threat to anyone who spends too much time with him.
* StarCrossedLovers: With Dawn.

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[[folder:Olaf]]
!!Olaf Johnson/Baldr
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[[caption-width-right:250:Olaf]]

The grandfather of the Johnson boys, he is the human incarnation of Baldr, the Norse God of rebirth, light and beauty.
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* DoesNotLikeShoes: Walks around barefoot.
* EruditeStoner: Frequently gets high.
* OlderThanTheyLook: He is in his 90s, but due to his god-powers he looks much younger.
* {{Seer}} His role is to serve as the gods' oracle and interpret signs, but he usually doesn't realize what is going on until AFTER events have already occurred.
* SurferDude: One of his hobbies.

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!!Gods & Goddesses

[[folder:Derrick]]
!!Derrick/Thor
A mad and temperamental farmer, who currently is possessed by the god spirit of Thor.
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%%* BoisterousBruiser
* HeroicBSOD: Axl finds him in the middle of one in season three. He gets better by the end, though.

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[[folder:Colin]]
!!Colin Gundersen/Loki
The Norse God of Fire, and lover of fun and mischief.
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* HiddenHeartOfGold: He constantly mocks his daughter to her face, but it's clear that he actually cares for her deep down. It's even implied that the reason he kicked her to the curb and refused to tell her anything about her divine heritage was because he knew that being Hel would ruin her life. [[spoiler:And it did. Once she dies, he goes on the warpath]].
* {{Jerkass}}: Loki often goes out of his way to antagonizes others and riling them up (inlcuding his own daughter) for no reason other than a laugh.
* PlayingWithFire: Aside from being clever and manipulative, Loki has limited control over fire.
* TheStinger: [[spoiler: In the series finale, after the Agar, Colin stays behind and drops an ominous-looking red crystal on the same spot where the spirits of the Norse gods departed back to Asgard.]]
* TheTrickster: As emobidment of the trickster he is found of tricking others.
* {{Troll}}: Fitting for the Norse god who he hosts, Colin will often go out of his way to avenge petty slights, or rile people up (including his own daughter) for no other reason then he gets a sadistic glee from it.

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[[folder:Kvasir]]
!!Kvasir
The wisest of all the Gods, who can access this knowledge as a part of his god powers.
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* ElementalShapeshifter: He is said to be made from the saliva of the Gods so when he needs to get away he can turn into a liquid.

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[[folder:Agnetha]]
!!Agnetha/[[spoiler: Elizabet Johnson]]/Freyja
Leader of the Goddesses and the human incarnation of Freyja (or Freya) who is the Norse Goddess equivalent of Odin.
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* BusCrash: [[spoiler: It's not safe to be a tree while the god of fire is murderously angry at you.]]
%%* IronLady
* MamaBear: even though she did [[spoiler: try to get Michele to assassinate Axl before he became Odin]] she does care for her children, for instance by murdering [[spoiler: Eva]] and making it look like an accident
* PutOnABus: As punishment for the above murder, she's sentenced to turn into a tree for a mortal lifetime.
%%* VoluntaryShapeshifting

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[[folder:Ingrid]]
!!Ingrid/Snotra
A hairdresser, part-time fortune-teller, enthusiastic genealogist and also the human incarnation of Snotra, the Norse Goddess of wisdom.
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%%* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}
* {{Seer}}: Serves as the oracle to the goddesses, but like Balder frequently has trouble interpreting signs.
* WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway: Her primary power is that she automatically knows things it would be prudent to know. For example, the location of all the ice machines and fire exits at the motel she's staying at.

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[[folder:Michele]]
!!Michele/Sjfn
A junior doctor and the human incarnation of Sjfn, a Norse Goddess associated with love for and of both men and women.
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%%* BiTheWay
* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler: Axl makes a vow to bring her back to life just before the Agar begins. Once the spirit of the gods have returned to Asgard, Michele gets brought back to life by Odin.]]
* BerserkButton:
** There really isn't much that doesn't set Michele off. Chief amongst them is insulting her and reminding her about her status as a 'minor' goddess.
** [[spoiler: Sleeping with her ex seems to be in the top five, as Hanna/Frygg found out when she pulled a knife on her.]]
* LoveGoddess: Her godly powers give her limited control over human emotions.
* TheMedic: In both the literal and supernatural sense. [[spoiler: The stick of Yggdrasil gives her temporary healing powers.]]
* NotQuiteDead: [[spoiler: Hanna/Frygg gives her some of her Frygg power to bring her back to life...to a point. Once Sjofn leaves for Asgard, Michele won't survive.]]
* WomanScorned: [[spoiler: She ''does not'' take kindly to Mike breaking up with her, to put it lightly.]]

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Stacey]]
!!Stacey/Fulla
An ex-emo cycle courier with an attitude that is not improved by being the human incarnation of Fulla, hand-maiden of the Frigg.
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* BlessedWithSuck: Her powers seem to be a compulsion to serve goddesses more powerful than her.
* {{Courier}}: Her day job.
* {{Maid}}: More specifically, a hand-maiden. Amusingly enough, several characters remark that she's actually a pretty terrible maidservant.

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[[folder:Eva]]
!!Eva Gundersen/Hel
Goddess of the Underworld and daughter of Colin/Loki.
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* {{Goth}}: Her dress style.
* CuteAndPsycho: Carrying the spirit of the goddess of the underworld within her and having an emotionally abusive father did not help her mental state.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler:She's locked in Ty's ice sculpting room by Agnetha/Freyja and freezes to death, the same fate she'd intended for Dawn if Ty hadn't come home at the right time.]]
%%* KilledOffForReal
* MoodSwinger: Prone to sudden changes in mood.
%%* VikingFuneral

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[[folder:Helen]]

!!Helen Larvig/Iunn
An incarnate of Iunn (or Idun); Goddess of Youth and keeper of orchards.
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* {{Foreshadowing}}:
** [[spoiler: She's called the 'constant goddess' by Olaf in season one and two. For the Norse gods to exist on earth, there must always be an Idunn. So when Helen dies, the spirit of Idunn 'jumps the queue,' as Ingrid put it, and possessed the next goddess in line: Gaia, who would have otherwise become Frygg or Papatuanuku]].
** Olaf also mentions that it always ends badly for her when Idunn meets Braggi. [[spoiler:Helen is killed shortly after she meets Anders, and Gaia leaves the country because of the guilt from being attracted to him while still in love with Axl.]]
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler: Is shot in the heart by Natalie after the latter breaks into Anders' apartment.]]
* RaisedCatholic: Oddly enough.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Gaia]]
!!Gaia[[spoiler:/Iunn]]
A hospital nurse in her first year after training, and shes also Axl and Zebs flatmate.
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* MeaningfulName: [[spoiler:In Greek mythology, Gaia is the goddess or personification of Earth.]]
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: After returning from Waiheke Island, Gaia's behavior becomes more and more erratic.
* TakeAThirdOption: [[spoiler:Because her parents were from two different pantheons she was either to become Frigg or Papatuanuku, but instead became Iunn following Helen's death.]]

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Var]]
!!Var
Goddess of Oaths, she works with Colin at his law firm.
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* MsFanservice: Her oaths involve licking blood from her breast.
* TheQuietOne: She doesn't speak the few times she is seen.

[[/folder]]

%%[[folder:Jerome]]
%%!!Jerome/Maui
%%The Maori God of Fishing.
%%----

%%[[/folder]]

%%[[folder:George]]
%%!!George/Punga
%%The Maori God of all things ugly.
%%----

%%[[/folder]]

%%[[folder:Leon]]
%%!!Leon/Rongo
%%The Maori God of food.

%%[[/folder]]

[[folder: Joe]]
!!Johan "Joe" Johnson/Njrr
The Johnson brothers' father who abandoned the family when they were children. As Njrr, he is the incarnation of the Norse god of the sea.
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* CharmPerson: One of his god powers is "pouring oil on troubled waters", which in this context means settling arguments by getting people to agree with him. Unusually for the trope, he is a bigger {{Jerkass}} than even Anders.
* DisappearedDad: He left the family when Axl was a baby.
* DomesticAbuse: A flashback shows that he habitually hit Elizabet while they were together.
* SemanticSuperpower: As Njrr, he has the power to both literally and figuratively calm storms.
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[[folder:Heimdall (spoilers)]]
!!Martin Larson/ Heimdall
Heimdall is the Norse god of foreknowledge, the one who sees and hears all and can open the door to any realm. He also happens to be the Frygg's older brother.
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* BewareTheNiceOnes: As Heimdall, he can use doors to teleport anywhere in the world, as well as send anyone to wherever he wishes. Olaf repeatedly warns Mike about going after Martin, since he could theoretically send Mike into the middle of a war zone if he so chooses.
* BigBrotherInstinct: He does his utmost to keep Mike from finding his sister, since he's not the true Odin.
** More literally, he can sense when Hanna is in danger. As Michelle found out when he took a hammer to her skull.
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: He knows how Mike's powers work, and refuses to fall for Mike's attempts to get him to 'play'.
* DidntSeeThatOneComing: ...But he didn't count on Mike bringing Ty into the game.
* DropTheHammer: Poor Michelle.
* KilledOffForReal: Martin's role in the Agar calls for him to die so that he can serve as the sentinel on the Bifrost.
* PowerIncontinence: Martin's human brain can't handle the information overload from being Heimdall, and is in therapy.
* RememberTheNewGuy: He's been popping up in and out of the show through season three. Most notably, he dropped Axl back at Derrick's hometown to fix his problems, let Gaia into Anders' flat so Idunn and Braggi could consummate their love, and convinced Ty to be honest to Dawn about his powers.

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[[folder:The Frygg ('''SPOILERS''')]]
!! Hanna Larson/Frygg
Wife of Odin. Foremost Norse Goddess. Queen of Asgard. Basically, she is the reason the Johnsons have been questing. She's also the younger sister of Martin/Heimdall.
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* BrokenBird: Her relationship with her father is non-existent at best, she's personally responsible for taking care of her mentally unsound brother, two divorces...
* FailedASpotCheck: Zeb wonders why none of them could figure out that maybe the Norse goddess of marriage would work in something related to the wedding industry. In this case, ''a bridal shop.''
* ScrewDestiny:
** Before Martin interrupts her conversation with Michelle, she implies that she's in full agreement with 'taking Frygg out of the equation' since killing Odin (whoever he is) will be disastrous for all of them. She also had the same reaction when her father told her that she had to sit and wait for Odin to come to her, even if he wasn't going to come at all.
** It's also heavily implied that she knew that Mike wasn't really Odin at all, but kept seeing him because of the actual connection they had, as opposed to the RedStringOfFate that bound her to Axl/Odin. Once the fate of the world became at stake due to Jorgammund stirring, she sacrificed her happiness and chose Axl for the good of the world.
* YouLookFamiliar: Frygg is played by the same actress who played Fem!Axl in his genderbent episode. When Mike sees her for the first time, he does a DoubleTake.

[[/folder]]

!!Mortals

[[folder:Zeb]]
!!Zeb
Axl and Gaia's flatmate.
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* ButtMonkey: Started out as comic relief. By season three, he's one of the first people Axl goes to when he needs help.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: [[spoiler: He's been reading up on all the Norse mythologies and stories, which lets him intepret some of the stranger events for Axl.]]
* MuggleBestFriend: To Axl
%%* NerdsAreVirgins
%%* SecretKeeper

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Dawn]]
!!Dawn
Anders' hard working and improperly rewarded Personal Assistant.
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%%* BeleagueredAssistant
* HyperCompetentSidekick: As Anders realized to his dismay, when [[spoiler: Colin hired him to run his campaign for mayor of Auckland.]]
%%* StarCrossedLovers: With Ty.

[[/folder]]

%%[[folder:Valerie]]
%%!!Valerie Johnson
%%Mike's ex-wife.
%%----

%%[[/folder]]

%%[[folder:Rob]]
%%!!Coma Rob
%%Valerie's former fiancee, who went into a coma.
%%----

%%[[/folder]]

[[folder:Natalie]]
!!Natalie Mather

A hyper-religious nutjob who Anders courts for a contract.
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%%* ChurchMilitant
%%* EmotionlessGirl
* KnightTemplar: Believes very strongly that [[spoiler:the gods are demons possessing innocents, and must be killed]].

[[/folder]]

!!Others

[[folder:Bryn]]
!!Bryn

Gaia's father.
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* OverprotectiveDad: He threatens to kill Axl and drink his blood from his skull if he hurts Gaia--despite being a pacifist and a vegetarian. Later he [[spoiler:bugs his flat while Gaia is staying there]].
* OxymoronicBeing: [[spoiler:A short Giant]].

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Jacob]]
!!Jacob

Gaia's boyfriend.
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* DirtyCoward: He runs from pretty much any and all threats. [[spoiler:He suggests abandoning Zeb to Eggther, and gets thrown out the door when he suggests giving Gaia to the man who wants to kill her]].
* OxymoronicBeing: [[spoiler:A tall Dwarf]].

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Eggther]]
!!Eggther

A giant sent to kill the Frygg when they finally realized she wasn't dead.
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* BigEater: Even by Giant standards.
* DumbMuscle: His plans aren't exactly genius, even by giant standards. [[spoiler:Zeb manages to outsmart him. ''Zeb'']].
-->'''Axl:''' ...if it comes down to a battle of wits I think we'll be okay.
* LimaSyndrome: Zeb managed to do this while being held hostage by Eggther.
-->'''Zeb:''' When I realized I was unlikely to defeat Eggther in a physical context, I used reverse Stockholm syndrome.
* MistakenForBadass: [[spoiler:He never actually killed anyone. His most well-known badass act, killing the living incarnation of Odin's wolf Frikki, was just a misunderstanding: The two of them were at a bar, drunk and having a blast, when they went outside and Frikki slipped on some ice and broke his neck. Everyone blamed Eggther for it, and he had no choice but to take credit for it]].
* OddFriendship: [[spoiler:He actually hit it off with Frikki, Odin's wolf, when they ran into each other at a bar]].

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