History AGodAmI / Literature

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.
25th Nov '16 1:22:26 AM PaulA
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* In one of DavidDrake's ''Literature/TheLordOfTheIsles'' books, Sharina inadvertently travels through time and ends up on an island with a man who claims to be related to the god of storms. His parades are accompanied by thunder created by sheets of tin under the wheels of his chariots.

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* In one of DavidDrake's Creator/DavidDrake's ''Literature/TheLordOfTheIsles'' books, Sharina inadvertently travels through time and ends up on an island with a man who claims to be related to the god of storms. His parades are accompanied by thunder created by sheets of tin under the wheels of his chariots.
23rd Nov '16 6:35:05 AM Morgenthaler
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* Akasha of ''TheVampireChronicles'' was worshiped as a goddess for centuries, and came to believe it.

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* Akasha of ''TheVampireChronicles'' ''Literature/TheVampireChronicles'' was worshiped as a goddess for centuries, and came to believe it.
9th Nov '16 2:26:45 AM LordInsane
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** Karsus from ancient pre-history was the only man who acquired divine status through spellcasting. Well, [[TooMuchForManToHandle for a minute or so]], anyway. Just long enough to see [[{{Gotterdammerung}} how much]] it GoneHorriblyWrong -- he did it to save [[TheMagocracy Netheril]] and ended up almost completely [[NiceJobBreakingItHero destroying it]].

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** Karsus from ancient pre-history was the only man who acquired divine status through spellcasting. Well, [[TooMuchForManToHandle for a minute or so]], anyway. Just long enough to see [[{{Gotterdammerung}} how much]] it GoneHorriblyWrong -- he did it to save [[TheMagocracy Netheril]] and ended up almost completely [[NiceJobBreakingItHero destroying it]]. Just to make things worse, it is implied Karsus was ''aware'' that it wouldn't last much more than a few minutes and that he would die (or something close to it) at the end -- Karsus was much more realistic about the fact that he ''wasn't'' a god and there was more to it than just being a powerful archmage with some secret trick was than many of his fellow Netherese archmages, even if he underestimated how hard it would be to control the power and responsibility he was suddenly saddled with.
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.]]
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