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Max Dodson

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Just an ordinary boy.
A 19 year old IT consultant living at home with his ailing mother. One day he took a personality quiz online and the next thing he knew he was part of Olympus Overdrive, the game of the gods, with Hades, lord of the underworld as his partner.
Assigned task: Self-confidence.

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Hades

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The god of the Underworld. No, really!
The erstwhile lord of the underworld.

  • Adorably Precocious Child: Hades' human form is that of an Ambiguously Brown preteen boy in a white school uniform who behaves like a little prince.
  • Adorkable: Hades's natural awkwardness with socialize and his attempts to look like the great god of the underworld while in the body of a preteen and not to mention all the Luminescent Blush; all played for Rule of Cute.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: Since Max put purple as his favorite color in the quiz, Hades' skin became purple when he was incarnated in the game.
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  • Badass Cape: In his fighting clothes.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Rescuing Max when he's kidnapped.
  • Cry Cute: Oh gods! For being a older-than-dirt god and the one that deals with people's souls in daily basis, Hades here really gets into crying over little things, but you don't care because he looks so fluffing adorable!
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Though he's got problems dealing with people, he's not a bad god.
  • Deep Sleep: The rare times Hades manage to sleep, is a very deep sleep. Max says Hades doesn't even seem to breathe.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: Except while in his human disguise.
  • Everybody Hates Hades: Largely averted. Max does consider Hades a bit of a jerk at first, but that's just because Hades doesn't know how to deal with people very well. Comments by the other gods suggest he's always been a bit of a loner, but this isn't portrayed as a negative thing.
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  • Exhausted Eye Bags: Being the god of the underworld, where all souls go is a strenuous job; Hades has very prominent bags under his eyes that show that he doesn't sleep much (if at all).
  • Friendless Background: He's always been a bit of a loner.
  • Gosh Dang It to Heck!: He took an oath never to use any curse words so that Persephone, as is her duty as queen of the underworld, would not have to carry them out.
  • Green Eyes: Since he's the first supernatural character introduced, it could be seen as an indicator of his nature.
  • Heroic BSoD: Played for laughs when he finds out he's only allowed to eat pizza rolls, which he considers an inferior copy of plakous, an ancient Greek dish thought to be a precursor to pizza.
  • Horned Humanoid: He has large horns on his head. Played for laughs when he's digging through Max's clothes for something wear and for some reason decides on a turtle neck, which goes as well as you might expect.
  • Jerkass Gods: Max's initial opinion of him, though he changes his mind after they get to know each other.
  • Misunderstood Loner with a Heart of Gold: Hades is not the evil overlord of the Underworld like modern times picture him but a shy and rather awkward guy who was too immersed in his work to show up in the era of myths, resulting in very little info about him, which just fueled people's misconceptions; he actually is touched when Max calls him a friend, he loves Persephone dearly and really can't understand why people hate him so much.
  • Older Than They Look: All of the gods, but especially Hades since he was incarnated as a child in the game.
  • Supernatural Is Purple: He's the first god introduced and the god of underworld and happens that his color is purple.
  • Sadistic Choice: Eris presents one of these to Hades. Oh, and he has 10 seconds to decide.

Zeus

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God of Ur heart ;-)
The man himself. Or herself as the case may be. King of the gods. God of lightning and thunder.

  • Amazing Technicolor Population: Her skin is gold.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Zeus stopping Eris from killing Persephone's mortal.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: SO MUCH. He created the Olympus Overdrive as his solution to the complaints he was getting from the other gods, giving them the opportunity to take his place if they managed to win. He does have an advantage, since he's the only one who really knows all the rules, but it's not entirely clear he has a plan to win at this point.
  • Deadpan Snarker: When she isn't being Totally Radical.
  • Dirty Old Woman: Considering Zeus's reputation, this was innevitable.
    Zeus: (about Max) Hmmm,, Iunno, he looks pretty ok to me~
    Ellie: Wow, gross. He must be, literally, at least an eon younger than you.
    Hades: Let us not forget Zeus's marital status.
    Zeus: HOH-KAY! LET'S CHANGE THAT SUBJECT RIGHT UP, SHALL WE?
  • The Gadfly: Whenever Hades is involved, expect her to do a bit of trolling.
    Zeus: (to Hades) Haddie! Why must you always reject me such? Let me love you! Let me wrap you up in my love!
  • Game-Breaker: In-universe. Comments made by Zeus suggest she knows where all the other gods were rebooted at, and in what form. In addition to having the game master, Pandora, answering to her, this means that Zeus has a number of advantages that the others lack.
  • Gender Bender: He became a woman for the game.
  • The Gods Must Be Lazy: Subverted. By her own admission, Zeus would like to be lazy, but she always kept getting dragged into conflicts and ended up having to turn someone into something. She used to send souls down to Hades because she didn't want to deal with them herself.
  • Gold and White Are Divine: Her primary colors are white and gold, fittingly enough for the King (Queen?) of the Gods.
  • Immediate Self-Contradiction: "I don't make mistakes, kid. And when I do, they're not this insignificant."
  • King of All Cosmos: It's thanks to him that the contest for supreme rulership of the gods hinges on mortals' responses to a corny internet popup and personality quiz. His appearances so far suggest that this is neither ineffably wise, nor remotely atypical behavior for him.
  • Large Ham: Very much so.
  • Love Freak: She calls herself "Zeus, God of ur heart ;-)" but her attempts at spreading love makes her sound a little like a creep and makes everyone uncomfortable.
  • Promotion to Parent: Kinda inevitable if you know anything about Greek myth.
  • Totally Radical: Zeus tries a bit too hard to imitate (his idea of) the 21st century's youth culture...

Elsyia "Ellie" Jupiter

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Beautiful and knows it.
A famous model who is Zeus' partner.
Assigned task: Humility

Poseidon

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She demands all yer wine.
God of the sea. Her partner is Bobby.

Bobby (Bong-Cha Park)

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Frequent visitor of "freejugz.com".
A possibly Australian girl of Chinese ancestry. Her partner is Poseidon.
Assigned task: Courage

Hephaestus

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A huge, huggable teddy bear. In more than a sense.
The blacksmith of the gods. His partner is Alexander.
Assigned task: Assertiveness

Alexander Yelizarov

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Little body, soul of a warrior.
An 11 year old kid from Russia. His partner is Hephaestus.

Aphrodite

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For a world of beauty, love and perfume.
Goddess of love, beauty, procreation and pleasure.

  • Arranged Marriage: Like in the original myths, Hephaestus and Aphrodite were forced to get married. Aphrodite wasn't faithful at first, but she grew to appreciate Heph.
  • Big Beautiful Woman: She's rather more hefty than most modern portrayals of her, which calls back to earlier ideals of beauty which had larger women as more attractive.
  • Dark-Skinned Blonde: Her human disguise.
  • Girly Bruiser: Aphodite is the egregious definition of femenine, but she's one of the most powerful players of the game. She and Agnes have defeated around 18 opponents.
  • Historical Beauty Update: Surprisingly averted. Aphrodite is beautiful, but matches more closely with the ancient Greek standard of beauty, with a bit more weight than might be considered attractive in the modern era.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Fashionable: One of the options in this strip show that part of the reason Aph wants to go to see Heph is to see what the reboot did with him. Later, it gets darker when Aph admits she wants him to love himself a little more.
  • Make-Up Is Evil: Inverted. Besides it apparently being her motif, Aphrodite's attempts to get Agnes to put on makeup probably have a great deal to do with her personal quest. Of course, according to Agnes, this trope is Truth in Television.
  • Odd Couple: With her mortal, Agnes, who's a Goth, hates makeup and fangirls over Hades and his devil-look.
  • Pink Means Feminine: The color of her skin and clothes is pink.
  • World's Most Beautiful Woman: Okay, most of the gods aren't lacking in the looks department, but she is the goddess of beauty.

Agnes Cereus

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She's not happy to see you.
Mortal partner of Aphrodite. Kind of a shut in.
Assigned task: Self-acceptance.

  • Be Yourself: Her main problem is being too affected by what people say about her image. Aphrodite tries to get her out of her self-imposed goth shell.
  • Creepy Shadowed Undereyes: Agnes has shadowed eyes. They must be natural since she has demonstrated her disgust for eyeshadow.
  • Dull Eyes of Unhappiness: Curiously, her eyes get a little of light when Aphrodite forces her to put on some mascara.
  • Fangirl: Of Hades.
  • Goth: If her clothing and furniture are any indication, anyway. There are a lot of skulls in that room.
  • Hidden Depths: The very fact that Aphrodite looks like she does proves that in spite of her protests, Agnes really does like "girly" things like make-up and the color pink. The cast page confirms it.
  • Hollywood Homely/Generic Cuteness: Agnes doesn't look that bad, but Aphrodite insists on trying to get Agnes to work on her appearance anyway.
  • Loners Are Freaks: If you ask Aphrodite, anyway. May relate to Agnes' personal quest.
  • Nightmare Fetishist: She's not into vampires....she's into demons.
  • Real Women Don't Wear Dresses: Seems to be the reason she's all dark and gloomy. She likes things that are pink and girly, but people kept saying it was "unfitting" for her to wear that sort of thing (whatever the heck that means), she took up a Goth persona instead.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Her hair is light purple.

Eris

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"We all could use some chaos..."
Goddess of chaos.

  • Amazing Technicolor Population: Her skin color is black.
  • And I Must Scream: She turned her mortal into a Nice Hat. That can cry.
  • Apple of Discord: The symbol of Eris, goddess of Discord, is an apple.
  • Ax-Crazy: Both Eris and her mortal.
  • Big Bad: She's shaping up to be this.
  • Creepy Child: Physically she seems pretty young, around the same age as Hades, maybe a bit older. And between the chaos goddess thing and the eye motif, she's got creepy in spades.
  • Cute and Psycho: Eris looks kind of like a young girl for the game.
  • Dark Is Evil: Eris' color scheme is very dark.
  • I Have Your Wife: Eris kidnaps Persephone and her mortal to try and force Hades to surrender.
  • Jerkass Gods: Very very very much.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: She call out one of her minion eyes for not showing Persephone's face to "the viewers" right out.
  • Loophole Abuse: Eris says she's spent quite some time finding stuff the rules don't forbid. Like the fact that you don't necessarily have to cut the chain of another mortal and god, killing the mortal will mean the god is out of the game. Though you yourself can't level up or get their powers.
  • Love Makes You Evil: Eris' mortal was a surgeon who fell in love with one of her patients. After his upcoming surgery, he would leave the hospital, and she was afraid of never seeing him again. So she made the adult, rational choice of intentionally botching the surgery and killing him so that he could never leave her. And then she snuck into the morgue and cut out his eyes for good measure. Romantic, no?
  • Malicious Misnaming: The only thing that coincides with every stupid name she calls her mortal it's that all start with "Mar", which gives her plenty to work with.
    Eris: Ok, so her name is Marie Sullivan. WAIT! ...Was it Marla? No, it's definitely Marinara! Marinara? Marijuana? Mar-Mar-Mar....Mar-something.
  • Master of Illusion: Her weapons are eyes, so combined with her powers to cause chaos, she can make visual illusions.
  • Odd Couple: Seemingly subverted. Despite every other god/mortal pair being this, Eris and her mortal aren't polar opposites. They're both Axe-Crazy psychos.
  • Painting the Fourth Wall: She can vandalize her own flashbacks.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Her eyes (and sometimes sclera) turn red when she's about to get serious. Also, her flying eye minions are red.
  • Religion of Evil: Many teenagers are gathering around her in a sort of Cult.
  • Slasher Smile: "We could all use a little discord after all!"
  • Stealth Pun: Eris's mortal treasured a certain pair of eyes which lead to Eris's new motif becoming eyes. One could even say they were the "apple of her eye."
  • Villainous Crush: Or maybe it's just another way to troll Hades; but she really likes to torture him the most (both in person and online), it's very excited over the fact of hurting Persephone (and make him watch) and unlike Zeus and Aphrodite, she uses his nickname "Haddie" as a Term Of Endangerment.
  • Yandere: Eris's mortal, as mentioned above.

Artemis

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Goddess of the moon, the hunt and young girls. Her mortal partner is P.K., who seems to be a popular singer of some sort.

Apollo

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As a boy or as a girl, still hot.
Artemis' twin brother and god of the sun, arts and young boys. His mortal partner is Harper, who seems to be a popular singer of some sort.

Pandora

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"We will always have hope..."
Pandora. Chick with the box. That Pandora. She serves as the game master for Olympus Overdrive.

  • Cloudcuckoolander: She really likes boxes and it's excited to being finally able to open them.
  • Combat Referee: Zeus chose her to be the referee of the Olympus Overdrive for her close past with the gods but also her impartiality.
  • Multicolored Hair: Half black, half white.
  • Only Sane Employee: While she answers to Zeus, Pandora stops to wonder why they're even doing the Olympus Overdrive since after all, the Gods are immortal.
  • Purpose-Driven Immortality: Zeus and Hades allowed her to return from death to watch over the course of the game.

Persephone

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La reina of Underworld. More fierce than she looks.
Queen of the Underworld and Goddess of Spring; wife of Hades and daughter of Demeter.

Hermes

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"Gotta go fast"
The only and only messenger of gods.

  • Amazing Technicolor Population: His skin seems to be between yellow and orange.
  • Heroes Gone Fishing: Aside participating in the Olympus Overdrive, he takes some of his time to do his job as messenger, specially if someone has something he wants to give him in return.
  • Mythology Gag: His rollerblades, cap and backpack have wings to resemble his mythological portray of having winged ankles and helmet.
  • Nice Guy: Despite being in a competition, Hermes is a very nice, laid-back guy.
  • Rollerblade Good: His weapons are his rollerblades, which seem to be analogues of his sandals.
  • Verbal Tic: He has a thing of saying a phrase three times.

Pan

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God of the wild and shepherds.

Ares

God of War


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