Mister Jacquel

Name: Mister Jacquel

Gender: Male (in appearances, at least)

Age: From at least Phaoronic Egypt, back when the land of the Nile was called Kemet

Fandom: American Gods

Journal: death_dawg

Typist: Matrix Refugee

Quick Biography

Death has existed at least since the dawn of time and since the universe came into existence, but Anubis emerged in the land of the Nile, when the people of Kemet saw jackals scavenging in pit tombs. Different myths are told of his birth: one names him as the brother or the son of Osiris and Isis, but in older tales, he existed without a parent god.

When Kemetic sailors crossed the bitter sea to the wes and sailed up what would someday be known as the Mississippi River, they brought their gods with them. Later still, when English Christian settlers arrived in the delta of the Big Muddy River, where it empties into the Mississippi, they called the town they established Cairo (pronounced like "Kay-roh"), after the city in Egypt. Since then, with his partner Mister Ibis (aka. Thoth, the god and inventor of hieroglyphs), he emerged as the local funeral director and prosecutor.

Physical Abilities

This guy invented the autopsy and embalming, so he has a knack for both.

Superhuman Abilities

Can shapeshift into a small, black dog with pricked ears. As a death god, he has a certain power over life and death, but generally he receives the souls of the dead, rather than doing the actual ending of a life. Can also read souls like an open book or an open body: nothing is hidden from his scrutiny, and in so doing, uncovers what good or evil deeds that soul has hidden from itself

Unusual or Magical Possessions

Has, in his pocket, one of those specially made "damned heavy" feathers, used to weigh the hearts of recently departed souls, and will be looking for a balance…


In his "human form", hes described as being "very tall, [and] dark-skinned", but appears to be a shapeshifter to some extent: sometimes he appears as a small black dog with pricked ear so large it gives him "a comical look", possibly a jackal hybrid of some kind. If one has died and has entered his realm, he appears as a monstrous humanoid with the head of a black jackal


Calm, even preternaturally so, but not without his moments of godly irritation. He's described as breaking up an argument by emitting a growl worthy of a desert dog. Patient in a slightly grumpy way: Death is patient, but humans can be idiots at times.


  • Family: the rest of the Kemetic pantheon
  • Lovers:
  • Score card (People they snogged without dating):
  • Friends: Shadow,
  • Enemies:
  • Allies:
  • Affiliations (to a particular group, of origin, or not):

RP Canon

On a rainy night in Cairo, Jacquel had driven out for a pick up, when he quite literally drove onto the grounds of the Mansion. He was among those who helped Shadow find his way about the Mansion, and he's had some odd encounters with the canine shifters who've turned up at the Mansion. When the Shadow Angels were established, he offered his services as coroner, covering Aramat's stabbing at the hands of Gunji, and Titus Groan's dismemberment at the hands of Brian Moser (not his favorite case). After the Winter Earthquake, he helped recover the injured and the dead from the wreckage of the house. More recently, he's encountered Daniel Jackson and completely boggled the newcomer.

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