History AGodAmI / Literature

14th Sep '16 1:23:01 AM PaulA
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* [[spoiler:Virlomi]], of Creator/OrsonScottCard's ''Literature/EndersGame'' saga, [[spoiler:believed that she could communicate with the gods, and that she was divinely ordained]] to save India. [[spoiler:All of India worshipped her as the Goddess of the Bridge.]]

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* [[spoiler:Virlomi]], of Creator/OrsonScottCard's ''Literature/EndersGame'' saga, [[spoiler:believed saga:
** [[spoiler:Virlomi]] believed
that she could communicate with the gods, and that she was divinely ordained]] ordained to save India. [[spoiler:All of India worshipped her as the Goddess of the Bridge.]]
** The "God Spoken" on the planet of Path are believed to be spoken to by the gods. This is the reasoning behind their extreme intelligence and the reason they have to "purify" themselves through rituals such as tracing wood grains, counting steps, and being extremely sanitary. [[spoiler:In the end they discover that the "God Spoken" have merely been genetically engineered to be smarter, and were also engineered to have an extreme form of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) in order to prevent them from being a threat to the government.
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** Also in the ''EndersGame'' saga, the "God Spoken" on the planet of Path are believed to be spoken to by the gods. This is the reasoning behind their extreme intelligence and the reason they have to "purify" themselves through rituals such as tracing wood grains, counting steps, and being extremely sanitary. [[spoiler:In the end they discover that the "God Spoken" have merely been genetically engineered to be smarter, and were also engineered to have an extreme form of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) in order to prevent them from being a threat to the government.]]
12th Sep '16 3:36:40 AM Freezer
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* Creator/OrsonScottCard's ''Homecoming'' series: The Keeper of Earth is never outright stated to be God (or even Gaia), but with the stunts She (as The Keeper is usually called) pulls off (sending an image of Nafai's face to a Digger girl 1,000 years before he was born, chasing the bulk of humanity off with a spontaneous Ice Age), She might as well be.

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* Creator/OrsonScottCard's ''Homecoming'' series: The ''Literature/HomecomingSaga'': The Keeper of Earth is never outright stated to be God (or even Gaia), but with the stunts She (as The Keeper is usually called) pulls off (sending an image of Nafai's face to a Digger girl 1,000 years before he was born, chasing the bulk of humanity off with a spontaneous Ice Age), She might as well be.
11th Sep '16 9:30:59 PM PaulA
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* OrsonScottCard's ''Homecoming'' series: The Keeper of Earth is never outright stated to be God (or even Gaia), but with the stunts She (as The Keeper is usually called) pulls off (sending an image of Nafai's face to a Digger girl 1,000 years before he was born, chasing the bulk of humanity off with a spontaneous Ice Age), She might as well be.

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* OrsonScottCard's Creator/OrsonScottCard's ''Homecoming'' series: The Keeper of Earth is never outright stated to be God (or even Gaia), but with the stunts She (as The Keeper is usually called) pulls off (sending an image of Nafai's face to a Digger girl 1,000 years before he was born, chasing the bulk of humanity off with a spontaneous Ice Age), She might as well be.
4th Aug '16 9:05:16 PM PaulA
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* A classic short story, "Answer", written by FredricBrown in 1954, has every single computer in the galaxy linked together to answer a single question: "Is there a God?" The computer responds: "There is now."

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* A classic short story, "Answer", written by FredricBrown Creator/FredricBrown in 1954, has every single computer in the galaxy linked together to answer a single question: "Is there a God?" The computer responds: "There is now."''Now'' there is."
2nd Aug '16 12:02:02 PM Morgenthaler
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* [[spoiler:Virlomi]], of Creator/OrsonScottCard's ''EndersGame'' saga, [[spoiler:believed that she could communicate with the gods, and that she was divinely ordained]] to save India. [[spoiler:All of India worshipped her as the Goddess of the Bridge.]]

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* [[spoiler:Virlomi]], of Creator/OrsonScottCard's ''EndersGame'' ''Literature/EndersGame'' saga, [[spoiler:believed that she could communicate with the gods, and that she was divinely ordained]] to save India. [[spoiler:All of India worshipped her as the Goddess of the Bridge.]]



- The Star Child in ''TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey''

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- The Star Child in ''TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey''''Literature/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey''
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.)
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