History AGodAmI / ComicBooks

10th Sep '16 8:38:16 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/BlackMoonChronicles'': When Wismerhill asks [[SorcerousOverlord Haazheel Thorn]] if he is truly a demigod as his followers say, Haazheel says he might as well be. [[spoiler:In fact, he is the son of the most powerful demon in Hell.]]
1st Apr '16 2:26:09 PM ObsidianFire
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* Borderline example: Evil Kryptonians like General Zod tend to see themselves as above everyone due to their incredible power. At least Zod is GenreSavvy enough to realize ''some'' people can threaten them, urging his {{Mooks}} to learn decent fighting skills and battle tactics.

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* Borderline example: Evil Kryptonians like General Zod tend to see themselves as above everyone due to their incredible power. At least Zod is GenreSavvy smart enough to realize ''some'' people can threaten them, urging his {{Mooks}} to learn decent fighting skills and battle tactics.
30th Dec '15 2:09:26 PM Anddrix
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* In ''ComicBook/ActionComics'', SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor merges with a Phantom Zone entity and becomes a massive godlike EnergyBeing. He uses his new power to halt entropy in all of existence and grants everyone immortality and eternal bliss while reveling in his godhood and flaunting it in the face of Franchise/{{Superman}}. [[spoiler:Then his Loisbot informs him that the zone entity made sure Luthor couldn't do anything negative with that power such as killing Superman. He can't refrain from trying, and so squanders his power in self-destructive pettiness.]]

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* In ''ComicBook/ActionComics'', SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor ComicBook/LexLuthor merges with a Phantom Zone entity and becomes a massive godlike EnergyBeing. He uses his new power to halt entropy in all of existence and grants everyone immortality and eternal bliss while reveling in his godhood and flaunting it in the face of Franchise/{{Superman}}. [[spoiler:Then his Loisbot informs him that the zone entity made sure Luthor couldn't do anything negative with that power such as killing Superman. He can't refrain from trying, and so squanders his power in self-destructive pettiness.]]
29th Dec '15 8:10:07 AM Anddrix
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* This is common in SuperHero comics, as WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity. Perhaps the single best-known example is Jean Grey of the Comicbook/XMen, who, as Dark Phoenix, goes to star-eating levels before committing suicide. (Though later {{retcon}}s serve to [[ContinuitySnarl confuse the issue]].) SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom is also a frequent offender.

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* This is common in SuperHero comics, as WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity. Perhaps the single best-known example is Jean Grey of the Comicbook/XMen, who, as Dark Phoenix, goes to star-eating levels before committing suicide. (Though later {{retcon}}s serve to [[ContinuitySnarl confuse the issue]].) SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom Doctor Doom is also a frequent offender.
27th Nov '15 6:10:08 PM nombretomado
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* The ScarletWitch attained godlike powers for a time, which naturally proved highly detrimental to her sanity. Birthing children with an android probably didn't help.

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* The ScarletWitch ComicBook/ScarletWitch attained godlike powers for a time, which naturally proved highly detrimental to her sanity. Birthing children with an android probably didn't help.
22nd Nov '15 11:32:10 PM CornwindEvilman
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**** And ultimately, all of that [[spoiler: was just a warmup for SecretWars2015, where Doom succeeds in the biggest, most absolute way possible: saving the entire Marvel Multiverse from falling into oblivion, putting all the broken pieces together into one sole existence, and placing himself at its head as its God-Emperor. Forget ruling just a single universe, Doom now rules literally EVERYTHING EVER that exists in Marvel. Kneel before Doom, indeed.]]
10th Nov '15 5:40:55 AM StFan
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** In the ComicBook/TransformersDarkCybertron event, Shockwave actually does briefly ascend to practical godhood, with the ultimate goal of [[ApocalypseHow destroying the universe]]. Optimus Prime manages to [[IKnowYouAreInThereSomewhereFight break through the brainwashing]] and convince him to shut the machine doing this down, which unfortunately involves killing himself.

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** In the ComicBook/TransformersDarkCybertron ''ComicBook/TheTransformersDarkCybertron'' event, Shockwave actually does briefly ascend to practical godhood, with the ultimate goal of [[ApocalypseHow destroying the universe]]. Optimus Prime manages to [[IKnowYouAreInThereSomewhereFight break through the brainwashing]] and convince him to shut the machine doing this down, which unfortunately involves killing himself.
7th Nov '15 8:30:57 PM nombretomado
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* In one two-part story in ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, the RedSkull obtains the [[MacGuffin Cosmic Cube]] and becomes this. He demonstrates by making himself a suit of golden armor and generating a {{Mook}} for Cap to fight. Eventually, Captain America knocks the Cube from the Skull's hand, and the Skull [[DisneyDeath presumably dies]] diving into the water after it.

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* In one two-part story in ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, the RedSkull ComicBook/RedSkull obtains the [[MacGuffin Cosmic Cube]] and becomes this. He demonstrates by making himself a suit of golden armor and generating a {{Mook}} for Cap to fight. Eventually, Captain America knocks the Cube from the Skull's hand, and the Skull [[DisneyDeath presumably dies]] diving into the water after it.
18th Oct '15 4:29:14 AM Anddrix
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*** In the Chaos Engine series of novels, Doom rebuilt the siphoning device and used it on Roma, Guardian of the Omniverse to try to claim her throne. The titular Chaos Engine itself was a (faulty) Cosmic Cube that granted Doom whatever he wished within its power- he used it to TakeOverTheWorld, rewrite history[[note]][[ParallelUniverse Or so he thought]][[/note]], and secretly use MindControl on SelfDemonstrating/{{Magneto}} to make him into a genocidal monster to be his new ArchEnemy (after he finally defeated that accursed Richards) because VictoryIsBoring. He did not quite claim godhood...but, apart from making himself King of the Earth, he ''did'' think he had the right to kill everyone on the planet when he realised that the Cube was ''killing'' him.

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*** In the Chaos Engine series of novels, Doom rebuilt the siphoning device and used it on Roma, Guardian of the Omniverse to try to claim her throne. The titular Chaos Engine itself was a (faulty) Cosmic Cube that granted Doom whatever he wished within its power- he used it to TakeOverTheWorld, rewrite history[[note]][[ParallelUniverse Or so he thought]][[/note]], and secretly use MindControl on SelfDemonstrating/{{Magneto}} ComicBook/{{Magneto}} to make him into a genocidal monster to be his new ArchEnemy (after he finally defeated that accursed Richards) because VictoryIsBoring. He did not quite claim godhood...but, apart from making himself King of the Earth, he ''did'' think he had the right to kill everyone on the planet when he realised that the Cube was ''killing'' him.
23rd Sep '15 6:51:12 PM nombretomado
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** Doom is the unsurpassed master and monarch of this trope. "I want that power. By right, it is mine. For ultimate power is the ultimate destiny of Doom!" And, in fact, Victor von Doom has come within a fraction of a hair's width of securing Real Ultimate Power (TM) several times in the past. He has built a siphoning device that has allowed him to successfully steal not only the Power Cosmic of the Silver Surfer and {{Galactus}} but also The Beyonder's apparently omnipotent abilities in the course of the ''ComicBook/SecretWars'' story arc, as well as that of a renegade watcher. Naturally, [[StatusQuoIsGod he is beaten in the end once again]], but still...

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** Doom is the unsurpassed master and monarch of this trope. "I want that power. By right, it is mine. For ultimate power is the ultimate destiny of Doom!" And, in fact, Victor von Doom has come within a fraction of a hair's width of securing Real Ultimate Power (TM) several times in the past. He has built a siphoning device that has allowed him to successfully steal not only the Power Cosmic of the Silver Surfer and {{Galactus}} ComicBook/{{Galactus}} but also The Beyonder's apparently omnipotent abilities in the course of the ''ComicBook/SecretWars'' story arc, as well as that of a renegade watcher. Naturally, [[StatusQuoIsGod he is beaten in the end once again]], but still...
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