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12th May '17 11:47:22 AM BeerBaron
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--> ''"Can you, mortal, presume to judge the actions and motives of a god?"''

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--> ---> ''"Can you, mortal, presume to judge the actions and motives of a god?"''


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** In the backstory, the extinct [[OurDwarvesAreDifferent Dwemer]] fit this in a peculiar way. They were {{Naytheist}}s who did not believe that the known divine entities were truly "gods." In fact, it was "unfashionable" amongst the Dwemer to view their own "golden spirits" as anything less than the those of the "divine." In a way, they could even be its [[InvertedTrope Inverse]] - them saying to the divine "A God You Are Not."
30th Apr '17 8:53:06 PM Prometheus117
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* Both [[PurpleIsPowerful Nova]] and [[spoiler:[[MasterOfIllusion Zonda]]]] of ''VideoGame/AzureStrikerGunvolt'' don't outright ''call'' themselves gods once they go OneWingedAngel at the end of their respective games, but they're not shy about alluding to potential divinity. Nova declares to Gunvolt that he is the "Heavenly Emperor" that will defend righteousness, and [[spoiler:Zonda]] admits [[spoiler:she's]] "seriously considering" the possibility of godhood when [[ReligiousBruiser Copen]] asks if [[spoiler:she]] thinks [[spoiler:she's]] some sort of god now. They've both got reason to believe that, considering the former possesses [[SuperpowerLottery one of the strongest Septima in the setting]] and the latter [[spoiler:[[RealityWarper can create a literal pocket dimension]]]], but Gunvolt notes that Nova's transformation at least fits more the definition of a "monster" than anything.
23rd Apr '17 8:26:14 PM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/TalesSeries'':

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* ''Franchise/TalesSeries'':''VideoGame/TalesSeries'':
31st Mar '17 11:22:46 AM BeerBaron
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*** Though never outright stated in-game (but strongly implied in [[AllThereInTheManual supplemental materials]], the [[AntiHumanAlliance Aldmeri]] [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Dominion]] is acting this way in trying to outlaw the worship of [[DeityOfHumanOrigin Talos, the Ninth Divine]]. They follow an extremist sect of Altmeri religious beliefs which state that the creation of the mortal world was a cruel trick, which forced their immortal ancestors in a "mortal prison," in which they are forced to suffer pain and loss. They believe ([[VillainHasAPoint perhaps rightly]]) that by "killing" Talos by depriving him of worship, they can undo reality and return to a state of pre-creation divinity.

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*** Though never outright stated in-game (but strongly implied in [[AllThereInTheManual supplemental materials]], materials]]), the [[AntiHumanAlliance Aldmeri]] [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Dominion]] is acting this way in trying to outlaw the worship of [[DeityOfHumanOrigin Talos, the Ninth Divine]]. They follow an extremist sect of Altmeri religious beliefs which state that the creation of the mortal world was a cruel trick, which forced their immortal ancestors in a "mortal prison," in which they are forced to suffer pain and loss. They believe ([[VillainHasAPoint perhaps rightly]]) that by "killing" Talos by depriving him of worship, they can undo reality and return to a state of pre-creation divinity.
31st Mar '17 11:22:14 AM BeerBaron
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--> ''"What a fool you are. I'm a god! How can you kill a god?! What a grand and intoxicating innocence!"''
31st Mar '17 11:21:19 AM BeerBaron
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-->-- '''Dagoth Ur''', VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind

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-->-- '''Dagoth Ur''', VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind
''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind''



* Dagoth Ur from ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind''- ''"What a fool you are. I'm a god! How can you kill a god?! What a grand and intoxicating innocence!"''
** Said entity was not ''entirely'' incorrect in his assessment of being a god, going by the other examples we have...
** The player in ''Morrowind'' becomes a god, gaining immortality and possession of the same godmaking tools used by the Tribunal. Considering that Corprus disease itself is merely the touch of the divine without control, and that [[spoiler:the player gains control over the disease with the help of Divayth Fyr]], you ''would'' technically qualify as a god of some sort. In the scheme of things, though, this "godhood" doesn't add a whole lot. The elusive CHIM (a state of omnipotence, essentially) is closer to actual godhood, catapulting you beyond any godlike being in the setting, including Daedra Princes. And achieving the level beyond CHIM (called "Amaranth") takes that [[UpToEleven one step further]].
** The main character in the sequel ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'' outright achieves godhood in the Shivering Isles expansion by being made into a replacement Daedric Prince by Sheogorath himself. This means disappointingly little in gameplay terms.
** In the total conversion mod ''VideoGame/{{Nehrim}}'' the [[LightIsNotGood light-born]] have this going on.
** In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', Alduin is already a god, being the firstborn son of Akatosh and an aspect of Akatosh at the same time. Being just a god isn't enough for Alduin though, he's trying to destroy the world so he can assume the mantle of his father Akatosh.
** The Aldmeri Dominion are trying to achieve this to the entire Altmer ''race'', by banning the worship of Talos which would in turn unravel reality as they know it, allowing them to rebuild the world as they see fit and ascend to godhood.

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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'':
*** BigBad
Dagoth Ur takes this stance. Justified, since he actually is a PhysicalGod who [[DeityOfHumanOrigin gained his powers]] by tapping into the Heart of Lorkhan, the still-beating heart of the [[GodIsDead "dead" creator god]] of Mundus (the mortal plane). He'll utter the page quote when you start fighting with him, [[EvilCannotComprehendGood unable to comprehend]] that you're really there [[spoiler:to unbind the Heart and cut him off from ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind''- its power]].
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''"What a fool you are. I'm a god! How can you kill a god?! What a grand and intoxicating innocence!"''
** Said entity was not ''entirely'' incorrect in his assessment *** The Tribunal of being a god, going by the other examples we have...
** The player
Dunmer, a trio of "[[PhysicalGod living gods]]" who obtained their power in ''Morrowind'' becomes a god, gaining immortality and possession of the same godmaking tools used way as Dagoth Ur above. Almalexia will pull out this justification on anyone who questions her. Even Vivec, the most sane and rational of the three, will give such a speech to the PlayerCharacter if he is questioned on his actions.
--> ''"Can you, mortal, presume to judge the actions and motives of a god?"''
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'':
*** The [[PlayerCharacter Champion of Cyrodiil]] outright achieves godhood in the ''Shivering Isles'' expansion by [[spoiler: being made into a replacement Daedric Prince by [[MadGod Sheogorath]] himself]]. This means disappointingly little [[GameplayAndStorySegregation in gameplay terms]].
*** In the total conversion GameMod ''VideoGame/{{Nehrim}}'', the [[LightIsNotGood light-born]] have this going on.
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'':
*** Alduin is already a divine being, being the firstborn son of [[TopGod Akatosh]] and an aspect of Akatosh at the same time. He's ''supposed'' to be Nirn's BeastOfTheApocalypse, "eating" the world at the end of every kalpa so it can be made anew. However, he much prefers being worshiped
by the Tribunal. Considering that Corprus disease itself is merely the touch of the divine without control, and that [[spoiler:the player gains control over the disease with the help of Divayth Fyr]], you ''would'' technically qualify mortals as a god of some sort. In more.
*** Though never outright stated in-game (but strongly implied in [[AllThereInTheManual supplemental materials]],
the scheme of things, though, [[AntiHumanAlliance Aldmeri]] [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Dominion]] is acting this "godhood" doesn't add way in trying to outlaw the worship of [[DeityOfHumanOrigin Talos, the Ninth Divine]]. They follow an extremist sect of Altmeri religious beliefs which state that the creation of the mortal world was a whole lot. The elusive CHIM (a cruel trick, which forced their immortal ancestors in a "mortal prison," in which they are forced to suffer pain and loss. They believe ([[VillainHasAPoint perhaps rightly]]) that by "killing" Talos by depriving him of worship, they can undo reality and return to a state of omnipotence, essentially) pre-creation divinity.
** In the series lore, there
is closer to actual godhood, catapulting you the idea of CHIM. It is a state of truly omnipotent being, beyond any godlike being in even the setting, including Daedra series standard deities like the divines and the Daedric Princes. And achieving May religions have many different ideas for how to achieve it. (Vivec, mentioned above, claims to have achieved it in developer written supplemental works.) Achieving the level beyond CHIM (called "Amaranth") takes that [[UpToEleven one step further]].
** The main character in the sequel ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'' outright achieves godhood in the Shivering Isles expansion by being made into a replacement Daedric Prince by Sheogorath himself. This means disappointingly little in gameplay terms.
** In the total conversion mod ''VideoGame/{{Nehrim}}'' the [[LightIsNotGood light-born]] have this going on.
** In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', Alduin is already a god, being the firstborn son of Akatosh and an aspect of Akatosh at the same time. Being just a god isn't enough for Alduin though, he's trying to destroy the world so he can assume the mantle of his father Akatosh.
** The Aldmeri Dominion are trying to achieve this to the entire Altmer ''race'', by banning the worship of Talos which would in turn unravel reality as they know it, allowing them to rebuild the world as they see fit and ascend to godhood.
further]].
5th Mar '17 7:59:59 PM nombretomado
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* In ''MarvelUltimateAlliance'', Doom's plan is to [[spoiler:overrun Asgard with an army of super-soldiers, then defeat and steal the power from Odin himself. And it initially ''works'']].

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* In ''MarvelUltimateAlliance'', ''VideoGame/MarvelUltimateAlliance'', Doom's plan is to [[spoiler:overrun Asgard with an army of super-soldiers, then defeat and steal the power from Odin himself. And it initially ''works'']].
5th Jan '17 7:25:33 PM rjd1922
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** On a True Pacifist run, [[spoiler:Flowey absorbs the six human souls ''plus'' every monster soul in the Underground (which was said on an easily-missed PamphletShelf to be equal to the power of one human soul), and takes on a OneWingedAngel form he dubs the 'God of Hyperdeath'.]]

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** On a True Pacifist run, [[spoiler:Flowey absorbs the six human souls ''plus'' every monster soul in the Underground (which was said on an easily-missed PamphletShelf to be equal to the power of one human soul), and takes on a OneWingedAngel form he dubs the 'God 'Absolute God of Hyperdeath'.]]
12th Nov '16 12:00:33 PM Generality
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* ''VideoGame/TheTalosPrinciple'': "Elohim" means "god", and it (he?) talks the part, claiming faith in it is necessary to proceed. On top of that, its voice is a disembodied, fairly deep, male voice, just like many depictions of the Christian God.

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* ''VideoGame/TheTalosPrinciple'': "Elohim" means "god", and it (he?) he talks the part, claiming faith in it him is necessary to proceed. On top of that, its his voice is a disembodied, fairly deep, male voice, just like many depictions of the Christian God.God. In something of a twist on this trope, it's Elohim's intended role to convince the player character that he's god, because [[spoiler: the world is a massive SecretTestOfCharacter, and defying him is the last thing needed to pass]]. However, he eventually figured out that this would mean the end of his purpose, and he's trying to prevent that. In so doing, he seems to have convinced himself of his own hype.
31st Oct '16 12:37:51 PM Musicoftheage
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* ''Franchise/Super Mario Bros'':

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* ''Franchise/Super Mario Bros'':Bros.'':
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