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14th Jun '18 11:43:36 PM DustSnitch
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* In the ''Literature/{{Confessions}}'', the cult St. Augustine spends his twenties flirting with was founded by an ill-educated astrologer who claimed to be the Holy Spirit in the flesh. St. Augustine is pretty sure he was deluded and strongly recommends his reader's share that opinion.
4th May '18 12:26:01 PM ChaoticNovelist
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*''Literature/JourneyToChaos'': The overwhelming power Governor Caffour gained through necrocraft makes him so delusional that he thinks he's become a god, even though all his power comes from a real god.
--->''My soul is no longer the puny mortal soul it was when you arrived. It is divine. I am a god!''
28th Mar '18 9:59:12 PM nombretomado
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* Done unintentionally by Leia during the Thrawn Crisis during several ''StarWarsExpandedUniverse'' novels. After Grand Admiral Thrawn ordered Noghri commandos to kidnap Leia as part of a plot to convert her and her brother, they were at first unsuccessful, but eventually, they recognized her by scent. As it turned out, the Noghri had previously worshipped Darth Vader (Thrawn's predecessor, more or less) as a god after seeing a display of his powers, and after scent-identification made them realize Leia was his daughter, [[NiceJobFixingItVillain switched their alliance to her and her family]], believing her to be divine as well (even so much as giving her the title "Lady Vader".) Leia never actually claimed that she was a goddess, but having the Noghri as allies to the New Republic was too much of a benefit to pass up.

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* Done unintentionally by Leia during the Thrawn Crisis during several ''StarWarsExpandedUniverse'' ''Franchise/StarWarsLegends'' novels. After Grand Admiral Thrawn ordered Noghri commandos to kidnap Leia as part of a plot to convert her and her brother, they were at first unsuccessful, but eventually, they recognized her by scent. As it turned out, the Noghri had previously worshipped Darth Vader (Thrawn's predecessor, more or less) as a god after seeing a display of his powers, and after scent-identification made them realize Leia was his daughter, [[NiceJobFixingItVillain switched their alliance to her and her family]], believing her to be divine as well (even so much as giving her the title "Lady Vader".) Leia never actually claimed that she was a goddess, but having the Noghri as allies to the New Republic was too much of a benefit to pass up.
1st Feb '18 7:39:24 PM Andygal
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*** Also PlayedForLaughs when Sylphrena points out (correctly) that she ''is'' a god... or at least a little tiny piece of one. [[spoiler: Incidentally, this is true. She is a sliver of the Shard Honor, the closest thing to a God currently extant in the Cosmere.]]

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*** Also PlayedForLaughs when Sylphrena points out (correctly) that she ''is'' a god... or at least a little tiny piece of one. [[spoiler: Incidentally, this is true. She is a sliver Splinter of the Shard Honor, Shards are the closest thing things to a God Gods currently extant in the Cosmere.]]
23rd Jan '18 4:03:39 AM Cryoclaste
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* The Sobornost Founders in ''TheQuantumThief''-trilogy claim to have OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions, but that doesn't prevent them from having God-complexes the size of the Solar System, especially Matjek Chen, who seeks to recreate reality itself in his own image because he got angry at death as a child. They impose sensation called ''xiao'' on all their trillions of subjects that makes them feel religious awe towards them. Joséphine Pellegrini even has temples in her name and millions of pilgrims travel to the Fast Cities of Venus to sacrifice themselves for her. Even those who don't follow the Founders call them the Gods of the Inner System.

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* The Sobornost Founders in ''TheQuantumThief''-trilogy ''Literature/TheQuantumThief''-trilogy claim to have OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions, but that doesn't prevent them from having God-complexes the size of the Solar System, especially Matjek Chen, who seeks to recreate reality itself in his own image because he got angry at death as a child. They impose sensation called ''xiao'' on all their trillions of subjects that makes them feel religious awe towards them. Joséphine Pellegrini even has temples in her name and millions of pilgrims travel to the Fast Cities of Venus to sacrifice themselves for her. Even those who don't follow the Founders call them the Gods of the Inner System.
14th Jan '18 3:55:51 PM nombretomado
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* LindseyDavis' novel ''Master and God'' charts the slide into insanity and delusion of the Roman Emperor Domitian, last of the Flavian dynasty and son of the very down to earth and sensible Emperor Vespasian. The sheer burden of responsibility drives Domitian insane and, like other emperors before him, he becomes megalomaniac and insists on his own divinity.

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* LindseyDavis' Creator/LindseyDavis' novel ''Master and God'' ''Literature/MasterAndGod'' charts the slide into insanity and delusion of the Roman Emperor Domitian, last of the Flavian dynasty and son of the very down to earth and sensible Emperor Vespasian. The sheer burden of responsibility drives Domitian insane and, like other emperors before him, he becomes megalomaniac and insists on his own divinity.
26th Dec '17 5:15:56 PM nombretomado
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** It's hinted that the BigBad of Star Wars: FateOfTheJedi, Abeloth's main goal is to become a god.

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** It's hinted that the BigBad of Star ''Star Wars: FateOfTheJedi, Literature/FateOfTheJedi'', Abeloth's main goal is to become a god.
3rd Dec '17 1:04:55 PM nombretomado
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* In Creator/MichaelMoorcock's ''The Chronicles of {{Corum}},'' the ambitious sorcerer Shool is convinced he has already become a god and is aiming for Supreme God, enlisting Corum for the purpose. In the end it turns out he was merely a puppet of the Chaos Lords, and is left a hollow, dying shell after he has [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness outlived his usefulness]].

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* In Creator/MichaelMoorcock's ''The Chronicles of {{Corum}},'' Literature/{{Corum}},'' the ambitious sorcerer Shool is convinced he has already become a god and is aiming for Supreme God, enlisting Corum for the purpose. In the end it turns out he was merely a puppet of the Chaos Lords, and is left a hollow, dying shell after he has [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness outlived his usefulness]].
21st Oct '17 1:26:59 PM DustSnitch
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* Overlord of the ''Literature/HIVESeries'' believes he is this.

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* %%* Overlord of the ''Literature/HIVESeries'' believes he is this.
17th Jan '17 7:20:00 AM MaulMachine
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*** The same idea of 'kill everybody to become a true god' is played out nearly to the letter by Sith Emperor Tenebrae Vitiate in the events of the Second Great Galactic War, though he, unliki Onimi, he also had a far smarter backup plan.
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