The American Gods Wikia site claims that Mr World is a personification of globalisation. That definitely seems to be true in the TV series (see the creepiest rant ever made about salsa), but in the novel he seems a much more mysterious figure, IIRC never even seen "on stage" until near the very end, when

it's revealed that he's actually Loki (aka Low-Key), and only "leading" the New Gods as part of a massive two-man con with Wednesday/Odin.

In the book, does Mr World represent/symbolise something specific among the New Gods? The "fat kid" (called Technical Boy in the TV series) is clearly a god of technical stuff like computers, while Media ... well, the name says it all. Can Mr World as a god of globalisation be read from the novel? Or could he be a god of "everything", the whole world, enabling him to claim that role of leadership? Or something else?

  • There's more than one book?
    – Spencer
    May 25, 2020 at 16:51
  • @Spencer No, that's just my habit leaking through, because most adaptations I've seen have been book series to film/TV series. Fixed.
    – Rand al'Thor
    May 25, 2020 at 17:04


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