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*** Finally, we learn the ''truly'' terrifying thing about it: [[spoiler: it's not real. There is no "Great Darkness" threatening the world. Ananke faked it all to get's Baal's loyalty, even killing his father. [[AllForNothing All the children sacrificed died for nothing.]]]]


** FridgeHorror kicks in when you think about the mind-controlled Norns who Minerva had do the deed. Were they aware of what they were doing? Will they remember ripping Woden into a bloody pulp?

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** FridgeHorror kicks in when you think about the mind-controlled Norns Valkyries who Minerva had do the deed. Were they aware of what they were doing? Will they remember ripping Woden into a bloody pulp?



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** FridgeHorror kicks in when you think about the mind-controlled Norns who Minerva had do the deed. Were they aware of what they were doing? Will they remember ripping Woden into a bloody pulp?


** The fact that [[spoiler: Susanoo was the fourth head.]] The only one who flat out ''deserved'' this fate was [[spoiler: Set.]]

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** The fact that [[spoiler: Susanoo was the fourth head.]] head. The only one who flat out ''deserved'' this fate was [[spoiler: Set.]] Set.




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* In Issue #42, while Woden deserves it, being ripped apart is horrible way to go.



** Especially because Ananke reveals that [[spoiler: she is responsible for the Black Plague. It was created by a previous pantheon and she spread it just to see what would happen.]]

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** Especially because Ananke reveals that [[spoiler: she is responsible for the Black Plague. It was created by a previous pantheon and she spread it just to see what would happen.]]



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** And as Baal's sister points out, ''his mother was in the audience.'' If not for Laura, everyone would have died.


** There is a fourth head in the cave, who most people believe is the 1923 Persephone. Given that the 1923 pantheon lasted the entire two years... she's probably been down there ''by herself'' for at most a year and a half. How has she not [[GoMadFromTheIsolation gone crazy]]?

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** There is a fourth head in the cave, who most people believe is the 1923 confirmed to be Persephone. Given that the 1923 pantheon lasted the entire two years... she's probably been years and issue number 36 revealed she was put down there ''by herself'' for at most a year and a half.sometime in 1922... How has she not [[GoMadFromTheIsolation gone crazy]]?


** Baal's attempt to murder 20,000 fans in a concert. It's a startling amount of people to kill at once, and these were his fans; people who adored him. Imagine going to see your favorite musician and they kill you.

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** * In Issue #40: Baal's attempt to murder 20,000 fans in a concert. It's a startling amount of people to kill at once, and these were his fans; people who adored him. Imagine going to see your favorite musician and they kill you.



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** Baal's attempt to murder 20,000 fans in a concert. It's a startling amount of people to kill at once, and these were his fans; people who adored him. Imagine going to see your favorite musician and they kill you.


* The overall feeling of suddenly finding out you have two years to live, even as a powerful being. It clearly takes a psychological toll on the characters. WordOfGod KieronGillen has explained that the story was inspired by finding out his father had been diagnosed with terminal illness, which makes sense - in much the same way, the Pantheon have a grim prognosis despite being in the prime of their lives. The story taps in to the AdultFear of premature death, terminal diagnoses and child death frequently (every member of the Pantheon is under 25).

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* The overall feeling of suddenly finding out you have two years to live, even as a powerful being. It clearly takes a psychological toll on the characters. WordOfGod KieronGillen Creator/KieronGillen has explained that the story was inspired by finding out his father had been diagnosed with terminal illness, which makes sense - in much the same way, the Pantheon have a grim prognosis despite being in the prime of their lives. The story taps in to the AdultFear of premature death, terminal diagnoses and child death frequently (every member of the Pantheon is under 25).


* In the 1923 special, it's revealed that Baal and Set brought about the Second World War and the Holocaust because they wanted to kill millions of people so they couldn't get their hands on what they considered to be 'real' art.

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* In the 1923 special, it's revealed that Baal and Set brought about the Second World War and the Holocaust because they wanted to kill millions of people so they couldn't get their hands on what they considered to be 'real' art.art.
* [[BodyHorror Black Plague-ridden Ananke]] in the 1373 special.
** Especially because Ananke reveals that [[spoiler: she is responsible for the Black Plague. It was created by a previous pantheon and she spread it just to see what would happen.]]
* Upon hearing Ananke's confession, Lucifer takes her knife, cuts open her hand and force-feeds Ananke what looks like a piece of bone while reciting part of the Communion ritual.

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** However, in issue #37, Minerva, afraid Woden is going to find them, gives them [[AndIMustScream this same treatment]].

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** The fact that [[spoiler: Susanoo was the fourth head.]] The only one who flat out ''deserved'' this fate was [[spoiler: Set.]]


* Violence doesn't happen in the story often, but when it does, [[{{Gorn}} it does not skip on the bloodshed]]. In the ''first issue'', two people get their [[YourHeadASplode heads exploded]] by Lucifer, one (a ''judge'' no less) while pleading "[[AintTooProudToBeg Don't]].".

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* Violence doesn't happen in the story often, but when it does, [[{{Gorn}} it does not skip on the bloodshed]]. In the ''first issue'', two three people get their [[YourHeadASplode heads exploded]] by Lucifer, exploded]], one (a ''judge'' no less) while pleading "[[AintTooProudToBeg Don't]].".


** The reveal that Baal engages in child sacrifice.




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** The reveal that Baal engages in child sacrifice.


** There is a fourth head in the cave, who most people believe is the 1923 Persephone. Given that the 1923 pantheon lasted the entire two years... she's probably been down there ''by herself'' for at most a year and a half. How has she not [[GoMadFromTheIsolation gone crazy]]?



** 1923!Minerva making Anake’s head explode is particularly graphic, with one eyeball and a handful of teeth visible in the flying gore.

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** 1923!Minerva making Anake’s Ananke’s head explode is particularly graphic, with one eyeball and a handful of teeth visible in the flying gore.
*** This is so graphic that even ''Set'' is shocked.

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