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30th Jun '16 11:55:05 PM PaulA
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* Creator/DavidEddings' ''[[Literature/{{Belgariad}} The Malloreon]]'' has the mad disciple Urvon declare himself a god, we then get a rather awesome scene of [[BigBad Child of the Dark]] Zandramas putting him down:
--> "And if you are a god, then I now call the Godslayer!"

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* Creator/DavidEddings' ''[[Literature/{{Belgariad}} ''Literature/TheMalloreon'':
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The Malloreon]]'' has the mad disciple Urvon declare himself a god, we god. We then get a rather awesome scene of [[BigBad Child of the Dark]] Zandramas putting him down:
--> "And --->"And if you are a god, then I now call the Godslayer!"



* This trope appears in another main series of Creator/DavidEddings as well. [[spoiler:The main protagonist of [[Literature/TheElenium Elenium and Tamuli]], Sir Sparhawk, is "Anakha", the man without destiny. In the end of the last book it is revealed that instead of just being able to use [[MacGuffin Bhelliom's]] powers, he himself is in fact at least as capable as the Bhellion. It's also suggested that it was actually him all along instead of Bhelliom's powers. For comparison, Bhelliom and it's counterpart Klael (which are more or less analogous to the two Destinies appearing in ''The [[Literature/{{Belgariad}} Belgarion/Malloreon]]'' as the Orb and Sardion) have powers beyond any of the deities mentioned in the series.]]

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* This trope appears in another main series of Creator/DavidEddings as well. In ''Literature/TheElenium'' and ''Literature/TheTamuli'', also by Creator/DavidEddings: [[spoiler:The main protagonist of [[Literature/TheElenium Elenium and Tamuli]], the series, Sir Sparhawk, is "Anakha", the man without destiny. In the end of the last book it is revealed that instead of just being able to use [[MacGuffin Bhelliom's]] powers, he himself is in fact at least as capable as the Bhellion. It's also suggested that it was actually him all along instead of Bhelliom's powers. For comparison, Bhelliom and it's its counterpart Klael (which are more or less analogous to the two Destinies appearing in ''The [[Literature/{{Belgariad}} Belgarion/Malloreon]]'' as the Orb and Sardion) have powers beyond any of the deities mentioned in the series.]]
30th May '16 4:34:58 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''TheSwordOfTruth'': This may be a little unfair, but Richard Rahl does maintain and encourage the tradition of everyone regularly bowing down and chanting, "Master Rahl guide us... In your light we thrive...Our lives are yours," for four hours a day. Eventually there was a point to keeping this up, but not initially.

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* ''TheSwordOfTruth'': ''Literature/TheSwordOfTruth'': This may be a little unfair, but Richard Rahl does maintain and encourage the tradition of everyone regularly bowing down and chanting, "Master Rahl guide us... In your light we thrive...Our lives are yours," for four hours a day. Eventually there was a point to keeping this up, but not initially.
3rd Mar '16 12:03:44 PM erforce
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** Or Fistandantilus, who came up with the whole "become a god" plan that [[spoiler:Raistlin]] hijacked. In fact, he was [[TheManBehindTheMan the man behind the Kingpriest]] as well. And from ''The Legend of Huma'' there was Galan Dracos, whose plan to steal the Dark Queen's powers wasn't as well thought out as the others, though to be fair it took place chronologically first, so they might have been able to learn from his mistakes. Really, this one crops up a lot with {{Evil Sorcerer}}s in ''Literature/{{Dragonlance}}'', or any ''[[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons DnD]]'' world.

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** Or Fistandantilus, who came up with the whole "become a god" plan that [[spoiler:Raistlin]] hijacked. In fact, he was [[TheManBehindTheMan the man behind the Kingpriest]] as well. And from ''The Legend of Huma'' ''Literature/TheLegendOfHuma'' there was Galan Dracos, whose plan to steal the Dark Queen's powers wasn't as well thought out as the others, though to be fair it took place chronologically first, so they might have been able to learn from his mistakes. Really, this one crops up a lot with {{Evil Sorcerer}}s in ''Literature/{{Dragonlance}}'', or any ''[[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons DnD]]'' world.
18th Feb '16 9:55:33 AM SeanWheeler
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* Dr. Andy Paigne of Literature/TheFlyingBoy wants to collect enough superpowers to become a god.
1st Feb '16 2:36:14 AM GrammarNavi
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* In Fiona Patton's ''TalesOfTheBranionRealm'' series, the royal family of a fantasy England is physically possessed by a fire god, making the sovereign something of a Christ-figure. Not only does she have divine right, she can prove it. She can set things on fire with a thought, and her family has blazing eyes. Most of the books center on the oddities of religion under such a system: What do you do when God is your mother (and is being abusive)? What do you do when God is a five-year-old child? What do you do when God converts to the worship of a different God? (The answer to the latter is that you seduce God and raise his kid up in the correct religion.)

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* In Fiona Patton's ''TalesOfTheBranionRealm'' ''Literature/TalesOfTheBranionRealm'' series, the royal family of a fantasy England is physically possessed by a fire god, making the sovereign something of a Christ-figure. Not only does she have divine right, she can prove it. She can set things on fire with a thought, and her family has blazing eyes. Most of the books center on the oddities of religion under such a system: What do you do when God is your mother (and is being abusive)? What do you do when God is a five-year-old child? What do you do when God converts to the worship of a different God? (The answer to the latter is that you seduce God and raise his kid up in the correct religion.)
26th Jan '16 5:24:36 AM TheNerevarine
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** In a larger scale, the Holy Therns and the First Born are ''whole races'' of these. They literally consider themselves divine beings and superior to everyone else, when in reality, they are just as mortal as the other Martian people.
26th Jan '16 12:24:17 AM gallium
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* In ''[[Literature/{{Imperium}} Dictator]]'', during Caesar and Cicero's last conversation, Caesar says he's not afraid of death, and Cicero asks him why. Caesar replies that he won't die with his body, because he's a god. Cicero realizes that all that power has driven Caesar mad.
22nd Nov '15 6:02:58 PM nombretomado
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* [[spoiler:Satan]] in ''TheSalvationWar: Armageddon'' thinks of himself as a god. Considering who he is, not too surprising... [[spoiler:Thing is, this also applies to Yahweh!]]

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* [[spoiler:Satan]] in ''TheSalvationWar: ''Literature/TheSalvationWar: Armageddon'' thinks of himself as a god. Considering who he is, not too surprising... [[spoiler:Thing is, this also applies to Yahweh!]]
27th Oct '15 5:30:50 PM Xelloss08
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* In ''Literature/TheGolgothaSeries'', Ray Zeal declares himself the God of Murder and Torture and Pain. He furthermore states his intention to kill off every other god so that he can be the world's only god -- a tall order, since in this series AllMythsAreTrue and there are plenty of other beings which can make credible claims of being gods.
11th Oct '15 5:42:29 PM nombretomado
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* Inverted in PiersAnthony's ''Literature/IncarnationsOfImmortality'' series. [[spoiler:Since the original God is too caught up in this trope's attitude to bother with Earthly affairs, another more humble individual must be manipulated into becoming God]].

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* Inverted in PiersAnthony's Creator/PiersAnthony's ''Literature/IncarnationsOfImmortality'' series. [[spoiler:Since the original God is too caught up in this trope's attitude to bother with Earthly affairs, another more humble individual must be manipulated into becoming God]].
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