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Ana is the sweet innocent heroine of the story... who may or may not have destroyed mankind.

"The entirety of man simply ceased to be. The Mortal Plain now houses gods, no longer deified; vagrants who seek the reason and purpose they once provided."
The Phantom Queen Narrator

God Complex is an English-language prose serial in the tradition of the Japanese light novel. It is written and illustrated by the artist circle Name Pending Creations. It follows the lives of several individuals from the viewpoint of a variety of gods from varying mythologies. The story begins fresh after a mix of Norse Mythology's Ragnarok and the Christian Apocalypse, and finds the many pantheons trying to recover after the loss of their families and the mortals that imbued them with their godlike power.

The novel is serialized online through Inkitt, Wattpad, and Royal Road. A fully dramatized audio drama is also available and currently covers the first chapter. It updates about once a month.



  • All Myths Are True: From the first chapters alone, it's clear that figures like Jesus, Hera and Freya all exist in the same world. With the premise that sets up THE God as being dead and other pantheons vying for his position, it becomes clear that we'll see many gods from here on out.

  • All There in the Manual: A CharaHubhas been set up to explore characters in much greater detail. It not only includes much more detailed explanations of their physical appearances and abilities, but also has questionnaires answered by the characters themselves, adding further context to all their decisions and motivations.

  • Alternate Timeline: The original God Complex Webcomic is an alternate future, as told by the way of Throoth's future sight.

  • Anyone Can Die: Jesus dies at the end of the first chapter, kicking off the actual story.

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  • Apocalypse How: The story picks up after some catastrophic event that has left the world void of mankind. Nobody has really explained what happened, but a being known as The Phantom Queen seemed to have been at the root of the problem.

  • Arc Words: "Not Everyone Can Be Happy" and ""Anyone can be good, they just need someone to show them how."

  • Asskicking Equals Authority: This is how Gods and Goddesses gain and remain in power.

  • Ax-Crazy: Nemain becomes this in Chapter 4 when she goes into "crazy mode"

  • Battle Aura: In Chapter 5, Gilgamesh is depicted as having this.

  • Berserk Button: Several characters are pretty easily set off.

  • Big Bad: There's a lot of negativity floating around this "Phantom Queen" person.

  • Big Eater: Ana mentions food quite a bit in her profile, and is noted for being one few goddesses who eat on a consistent basis.

  • Blessed with Suck: Throoth is capable of seeing the future of anything in her line of sight. This means very little can surprise her, not even her friends who are doing their hardest to do just that.

  • Blood Knight: Various characters are this, but Fea is among the more prominent examples.

  • Brainwashed and Crazy: One of Fea's powers does this to Throoth in Chapter 3.

  • Deadpan Snarker: Hel is this towards her coworkers and targets.

  • Gods Need Prayer Badly: The story establishes that mankind is extinct early on, and many of the elder gods are scrambling to find alternative power sources. Gods proportionate power and rank among one another was determined by their real world worship counterparts, with Christianity having taken power once intended for other pantheons.

  • Hidden Depths: Freya shows this in Chapter 2. Other characters have this as well.

  • Laughing Mad: Nemain is this when she's in "crazy mode"

  • Light Feminine and Dark Feminine: Ana's light to Fea's dark.

  • Mama Bear: Throoth towards Ana.

  • Opportunistic Bastard: Fea in Chapter 5 when Ana talks to Gilgamesh after his fight with Fea.

  • Psycho for Hire: Nemain, who works for the Psychopomps.

  • Red Oni,Blue Oni: Fea's red to Ana's blue.

  • Slasher Smile: Nemain does this. Fea also has cases of this.

  • Speed Blitz: Fea in Chapter 5. Ana notes as such during Fea's fight with Gilgamesh.

  • The Stoic: Kebechet comes off as this on top of her all around uninterested demeanor.

  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Fea's Tomboy to Ana's Girly Girl.

  • Unwitting Pawn: Ana in Chapter 5.

  • War God: Fea is a self proclaimed example.