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Gods of Arr-Kelaan is a fantasy/humor comicbook and webcomic series about The Travelers, a group of humans and aliens from a our universe whose spaceship lands on the fantasy world of Arr-Kelaan. Over the following years they gradually awake to find they have been appointed the rightful deities of Arr-Kelaan and must learn to deal with the powers and responsibilities of godhood.

The comic has previously had two short arcs named "Myths and Legends" and "Going Home", one extremely long arc named "Consequences," and several short stories featuring minor characters. The author has stated that in the future there will be more arcs on a grand scale.

This series contains examples of: Edit

  • Ascend to a Higher Plane of Existence: Its not certain, but this appears to be what happens to mortal souls after the afterlife.
  • A God Am I: They are former mortals turned into gods, but only Bikk and Salsman have the attitude.
  • All Myths Are True: Pretty much all of earth's gods exist; the accuracy of myths is pretty low. Zeus and Odin: same guy.
  • Belief Makes You Stupid: Applies to any devout following of Ronson. Of course, if they're devoutly following Ronson they're doing it wrong by definition. His proper followers are more intelligent, and far less devout.
    • Inverted with followers of Claremont. His religion is mostly scientists and inventors.
  • Blessed with Suck: While the other gods rightfully think ascension was the best thing that ever happened to them; Ronson was half way to being a Death Seeker and absolutely hates knowing he's going to possibly live forever.
  • Blood Knight: Krushcor, he's pretty nice about it. Also Thor who's even nicer about it.
  • Born Lucky: Sharra
  • Clingy MacGuffin: The pink rubber mallet.
  • Corrupt Church: The existence of these is part of why Ronson hates being worshiped.
  • Council of Angels
  • Crossover Cosmology: the mutually exclusive cosmologies are handwaved by myths being really inaccurate.
  • Deader Than Dead: Any mortal soul that enters the light cannot be resurrected. Their ultimate fate is unclear, but while many gods consider it a form of enlightenment, Ronson seems to consider it to be Cessation of Existence.
  • Death Is Cheap: Before Thannatria (the new goddess of death) put down her foot.
  • Devil but No God
  • Didn't See That Coming: Krushor and Beryun are a Battle Couple.
  • Forced Prize Fight
  • Genius Loci: Arr-Kelaan is alive.
  • Gods Need Prayer Badly: Averted, gods received a steady trickle of power from former worshipers who have achieved enlightenment and graduated from their afterlife but the majority of their power is created internally.
  • Happily Married: Claremont and Wenya; Ronson and Emily before Emily died.
  • Heroic Neutral: Ronson really doesn't care about the greater good or what happens to other people and just wants to be left alone. His reputation for this is enough that Kerrimachus expresses surprise when "Ronson" intervenes in his quest to kill an innocent girl destined to destroy him. However, if something bad happens right in front of him, or someone he cares about needs help, he WILL take action.
  • Holding Out for a Hero: Deconstructed: This is the reason gods don't solve everyone's problems for them. Mike actually caused this effect and when he realized the truth immediately changed his plans.
  • Ho Yay: Bikk always seems a little too eager to try and team up with Ronson... And back on Earth, was his biggest fan. He had his book, magazine articles about him, and a doll, for crying out loud.
  • King of All Cosmos: The Council of Angels.
  • Light Is Not Good: The "angels" are at least as bad as their demonic coworkers.
  • Nigh Invulnerability: The gods can be hurt but its extremely hard even for another god, forcing them to look for other ways to impose their wishes.
  • MacGuffin: The Tankard of Trouble
  • Mad Oracle: Sephin is a Cloudcuckoolander oracle, probably.
  • Medieval Stasis: Many branches of technology are banned by the world spirit of Arr-Kelaan. Basically, anyone who invents new technology that could potentially harm the environment gets killed by magic emanating from Arr-Kelaan's moons if they do not receive Claremont's protection. And even with Claremont's protection, their invention, their knowledge of how to create it, and the surrounding area gets destroyed.
  • Nay Theist: Ronson. No surprise considering what he's been through.
  • Not My Lucky Day
  • Papa Wolf: The reason none of the nastier gods dare to threaten Claremont's family.
  • Path of Inspiration: A lot of religions were created for a deity's self gratification, they're rarely actively evil, mostly if the worship is rolling in the gods don't care what the people get up too.
  • Physical God: The main characters.
  • Rage Against the Heavens: Ronson after he becomes Satan and discovers that "God" is a hoax devised by Hephaestus. He cuts off Heaven and Hell from earth.
  • Reality Warper: All the gods.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Krushcor and Beyurn
  • Satan: He's equivalent to a top level angel rather than God.
  • Secret Relationship: Krushcor and Beyurn have been longtime enemies due to opposing philosophies when it comes to battle. However, at some point they came together and have been challenging and flirting with one another in private, far away from the eyes of mortals and gods.
  • Somebody Else's Problem: All Ronson wants is to be left alone and only gives his clerics power to shut them up.
  • Stop Worshipping Me!: Ronson
  • Silence Is Golden: A Tolerable Day
  • Talking Animal: Pilfo
  • The Paragon / The Cape: Mike
  • The So-Called Coward: Shadowscared, the god of fear, is terrified of almost everything. But when Zeus threatens to kill Bunny, the goddess of happiness, he manages to protect her by terrifying Zeus.
  • Took a Level In Badass: Ronson when he's motivated.
  • Trickster God: Loki shows up a couple of times.