The characters who can be found in the Aztec beliefs. There are over 100 deities and supernatural creatures in the mythology as a whole so it'll take a while to fill up this page.
- Animalistic Abomination: More precisely, a Draconic Abomination. He's a primordial deity whose true form is a massive feathered dragon, though he's a mostly benevolent example.
- Beware the Nice Ones: When his father, Mixcoatl, was slain by his uncles, the Centzon Mimixcoa ("Four Hundred Cloud-Serpents"), he went on a Roaring Rampage of Revenge, slaying them all and sacrificing them on a temple he built to his father. The Feathered Serpent has some fangs on him.
- Blow You Away: He was the god of wind, also known as Ehecatl.
- Cain and Abel: With the Black Tezcatlipoca.
- Celibate Hero: He was a virgin up until the sister-boinking incident.
- Depending on the Artist: Did Q have wings or not?
- Depending on the Writer: Whether he demanded human sacrifice or not was often argued, though he's generally agreed to have at least discouraged them being used for him specifically.
- Dragons Are Divine: Though some don't quite agree with the interpretation of him as a dragon, he's often viewed as such in modern times.
- Enemy Mine: Teamed up with Tezcatlipoca to slay Cipactli.
- Feathered Serpent: Quite possibly the Trope Codifier, in fact most examples are either partly based off of him or are simply named after him.
- Giant Flyer: So giant, in fact, that he was the namesake for a real life giant flyer: the prehistoric Quetzalcoatlus. Now, whether or not Quetzalcoatl had wings depends on the depiction, but he was still consistently capable of flight.
- God in Human Form: The legendary king of Tula was believed to be Quetzalcoatl in human form.
- Hybrid Monster: His true form is a gigantic, coiling animal that looks like a cross between a snake and a bird.
- I Have Many Names: The Plumed Serpent deity was also known as Kukulkan to the Maya and Tepeu Q'uq'umatz to the K'iche'.
- King in the Mountain: According to many accounts of the myths, Quetzalcoatl sailed to the east and swore he would someday return.
- Mighty Whitey: When in human form, he was often described as light-skinned - which, according to many accounts, is why Cortez recieved such a warm reception. This theory is largely considered irrelevant by scholars nowadays. The consensus is that the Spanish probably put that little spin on the story to paint themselves in a better light. The confusion may have stemmed from Quetzalcoatl being described as "White Tezcatlipoca", or having white hair (he was often depicted as an old man).
- The Old Gods: Quetzalcoatl was the name the Mexica gave to the primordial feathered serpent deity that dated back to the Olmec, and according to some variations of the origin myths he was one of the first gods born. Basically, Quetzacoatl is a very, very, very old god.
- Token Good Teammate: He was just about the only Aztec god that didn't demand huge amounts of bloody sacrifice. This is actually a misconception, however; human sacrifices given to Tonatiuh were meant for Ehecatl, Quetz's aspect as god of the windnote , so if anything he received the most human sacrifices. Also, none of the Aztec gods can really be called "evil".
- Artificial Limbs: His right foot was replaced with, depending on the version, an obsidian mirror, a snake, or a deer's hoof.
- Cain and Abel: He and Quetzalcoatl were eternal rivals and enemies.
- Casting a Shadow: He is the god of the night sky and night winds so he has some association with darkness. Both physically and metamorphically as befitting a trickster.
- Enemy Mine: Teamed up with Quetzalcoatl to slay Cipactli.
- Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": Tezcatlipoca isn't technically a name, it's a title, one shared by Quetzalcoatl, Huitzilopochtli, and Xipe Totec (White, Blue, and Red respectively, with Tezcatlipoca being Black).
- Handicapped Badass: Has a mirror/snake as a peg leg, depending on what myth you look at.
- Hot God: Funnily enough, he was the god of beauty.
- Meaningful Name: His name is oftne translated to mean "Smoking Mirror", referring to obsidian, sharp volcanic glass often used as mirrors or other purposes.
- Manipulative Bastard: Tezcatlipoca was not a god of tricksters for nothing and wormed his way into Quetzalcoatl's court in Tula through manipulation.
- Names to Run Away from Really Fast: His epithets include "The Mocker", "Enemy of Both Sides" and "He Whose Slaves We Are"
- Older Than They Look: "The Young Man" is one of his titles, as he is perpetually presented as such.
- One-Winged Angel: When Quetzalcoatl toppled him from his position as the First Sun, Tezzy was so enraged he transformed into a massive jaguar and ate just about everyone. He stayed in this state well into Quetzalcoatl's reign as the Second Sun, and was the one who overthrew him.
- Panthera Awesome: Often turned up in jaguar form.
- Pet the Dog: He also happened to be the god of slaves and expected them to be treated well. Woe to those who mistreat their slaves as severe punishment would soon follow as implied by everything else.
- Running Both Sides: By his epithet of Necoc Yaotl, meaning "Enemy of Both Sides".
- The Trickster: He was the trickster god of Aztec lore, but in a different sense than Huehuecoyotl. He was a Manipulative Bastard who caused stife and discord, but for the purposes of change.
- One-God Army: The very first thing he did, as a newborn god, was killing his 400 older siblings.
- Badass Adorable: Was often associated with hummingbirds.
- Killer Rabbit: Though real hummingbirds truly are aggressive bastards.
- Beat Still, My Heart: The infamous heart-ripping-out ceremonies were in honor of this guy.
- Cain and Abel: With his sister, Coyolxauhqui the moon goddess.
- Improbable Weapon User: He carried a turquoise fire serpent as a weapon.
- Better still, he used it as a spear-thrower
- Light Is Not Good / The Power of the Sun: He is associated with the Sun and sometimes outright called a solar deity. He's also the main god of war and the one calling for human sacrifices (like the energetic hummingbird who drinks sugary nectar to supply their metabolic needs, his martial activity requires sustenance).
- Shoulder-Sized Dragon: One of his favorite weapons was Xiuhcoatl, a tiny blue dragon.
- War God: War domain.
- Back from the Dead: Flayed himself to give food to humanity, after which he revived due to being an immortal god.
- Ax-Crazy: Quetzalcoatl once asked him to make it rain, after denying humanity water. Tlaloc then killed everything on earth by making it rain fire.
- Exact Words: See Ax-Crazy above.
- Human Sacrifice: The most well-known aspect of him is some particular gruesome rituals - the Atlcahualo festival involved dressing up seven children in the style of Tlaloc before pulling out their hearts, and the children crying before reaching the designated shrine was considered a good omen for abundant rain. The festival of Tozoztontli involved more child sacrifices in caves. The Atemoztli festival however, was instead symbolic and used the removal and sacrifice of the "hearts" of dough statues.
- Shock and Awe: As the controller of lightning, he did this a lot.
- The Grotesque: By our standards at least. Tlaloc was green-skinned, goggle-eyed, with a cleft lip and fangs. And of course, this leads to...
- Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: Both Xochiquetzal and Chalchiuhtlicue were gorgeous.
- Making a Splash: She was the goddess of water itself, and sacrificial victims to her were drowned.
- Blood Magic: He requires human blood to move in the sky.
- Human Sacrifice: He demands human blood or else he would stop moving in the sky.
- Light Is Good / Light Is Not Good: Depends on whether his noble attitude justifies his demand of human sacrifices.
- The Power of the Sun: He is a sun god, so he naturally has these powers.
- Sinister Sentient Sun: A sun god that requires human sacrifices.
- Love Goddess: Her main feature as a goddess.
- Affably Evil: Evil may be a little too stretchy here, but Huehuecoyotl is fairly friendly and laid-back for an amoral and sadistic Aztec god.
- Beware the Silly Ones: A very comical figure, but Huehuecoyotl is not to be underestimated, since he's still a god and more than capable of causing genocide in a whim.
- Blue-and-Orange Morality: Even among the other gods, whether Huehuecoyotl decides to help or harm mortals depends mainly on his mood.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Was famous for creating war among mortals, and yet he was believed to change their fates for better if other gods tried to harm mortals, and interacted with mortals more often and directly than even Quetzalcoatl. There's a reason why there was a favoritism over his worshiping.
- Exactly What It Says on the Tin: A tricky coyote god, called Huehuecoyotl.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: More often than not, Huehuecoyotl's pranks, at least against other gods, have blown up in his face.
- It Amused Me: Whether he helps humanity or causes genocide depends mainly on this.
- Jerkass Gods: Sure he has his positive qualities and can be pretty amusing, but remember that he could, would and has caused war among humans for fun.
- Pals with Jesus: Usually, Huehuecoyotl was accompanied by at least one human drummer.
- Pet the Dog: In some sources, it's said that Huehuecoyotl is Xolotl's sole friend.
- Really Gets Around: Gods, goddesses, human males and females, animals...
- Stop Worshipping Me: In line with his status as a popular, friendly (barring starting the occasional war or genocide) deity, he is often depicted being friendly with humans, rather than being worshiped by them.
- The Trickster: A more "traditional" one unlike Tezcatlipoca.
- Those Wily Coyotes: Essentially, the Aztec equivalent of Coyote.
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: His main power, Huehuecoyotl could appear as any person, god or animal that he wished to be.
- Dishing Out Dirt: She's somewhat associated with the Earth in some of her forms. Also associated with dirt and filth, both literally and metaphorically.
- Odd Job Gods: The god of hunger and bad luck.
- Odd Job Gods: Amongst her portfolio is being the goddess of getting high or drunk.
- A God Am I: Many Aztec emperors believed they were the reincarnation of Xiuhtecuhtli.
- The Dandy: He is usually seen as a well dressed man wearing plenty of turquoise mosaics on his body, earplugs, paper crown painted with many various colors and on top of the crown was green feathers. He also carried around a wooden golden staff that a deer head on top of it.
- Tribal Face Paint: His face was usually painted with red or black pigment.