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14th Aug '16 2:48:34 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* In the original ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' trilogy, both the Gravemind and the High Prophet of Truth fancy themselves as gods. [[ThereCanBeOnlyOne Which one of them will be it]] is the main driving force behind the plot of the [[VideoGame/{{Halo 2}} second]] and [[VideoGame/{{Halo 3 third]] games. The Gravemind apparently actually believes it is a divine entity and the Flood are the pinnacle of all existence - going so far as to accuse anyone fighting against it as being a "sinner" for standing in its way. During the High Charity level near the end of ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'', Gravemind's speech turns highly biblical.

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* In the original ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' trilogy, both the Gravemind and the High Prophet of Truth fancy themselves as gods. [[ThereCanBeOnlyOne Which one of them will be it]] is the main driving force behind the plot of the [[VideoGame/{{Halo 2}} second]] and [[VideoGame/{{Halo 3 3}} third]] games. The Gravemind apparently actually believes it is a divine entity and the Flood are the pinnacle of all existence - going so far as to accuse anyone fighting against it as being a "sinner" for standing in its way. During the High Charity level near the end of ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'', Gravemind's speech turns highly biblical.
12th Aug '16 12:53:29 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'':
** Both the Gravemind and the High Prophet of Truth fancy themselves as gods. [[ThereCanBeOnlyOne Which one of them will be it]] is the main driving force behind the plot of the second and third games. The Gravemind apparently actually believes it is a divine entity and the Flood are the pinnacle of all existence - going so far as to accuse anyone fighting against it as being a "sinner" for standing in its way. During the High Charity level near the end of ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'', Gravemind's speech turns highly biblical.
--->''"Child of my enemy, why have you come? I offer no forgiveness, for father's sins cast to his son?"''\\

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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'':
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In the original ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' trilogy, both the Gravemind and the High Prophet of Truth fancy themselves as gods. [[ThereCanBeOnlyOne Which one of them will be it]] is the main driving force behind the plot of the second [[VideoGame/{{Halo 2}} second]] and third [[VideoGame/{{Halo 3 third]] games. The Gravemind apparently actually believes it is a divine entity and the Flood are the pinnacle of all existence - going so far as to accuse anyone fighting against it as being a "sinner" for standing in its way. During the High Charity level near the end of ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'', Gravemind's speech turns highly biblical.
--->''"Child -->''"Child of my enemy, why have you come? I offer no forgiveness, for father's sins cast to his son?"''\\



** The Forerunner Saga especially Silentium implies that the Gravemind actually is indeed a literal deity or at least related to actual literal deities. [[spoiler:It is or at least claims to be a Precursor; a race of god-like beings whom created all species in the cosmos and possibly the cosmos itself. The Precursors themselves are implied to be at least 100 BILLION YEARS OLD! Meaning far older than the universe!]]
** While the games neglect to actually spell it out, the High Prophet of Truth actually gets quite close to realizing his goal. "The Ark" is not only the command center of the Halo network and the factory that creates the rings, it is located specifically far outside the galaxy to serve as a preserve for creatures that would be protected from the rings deadly radiation. After the rings have destroyed the nervous system of all advanced creatures and the Flood has gone extinct from a lack of hosts to infect, the creatures held on the Ark would be released back on their planets. [[ExpandedUniverse According to bonus material]], this actually happened early in the history of humans. If Truth had been able to trigger the rings and destroy the Flood, the only intelligent live in the galaxy would have been his loyal minions and he would have control over infrastructure that allows him to create new civilizations on any planet he wishes. That plan fell apart once the Flood arrived on the Ark, but at that point he apparently didn't care anymore.
** Before the High Prophet of Truth's death by the Arbiter (who, ironically, was picked by the former), one of his last sentences was "My feet tread the path; I shall become a god!", which Gravemind retorts, "You will be food - nothing more!".

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** The Forerunner Saga ''Literature/TheForerunnerSaga'', especially Silentium ''Literature/HaloSilentium'', implies that the Gravemind actually is indeed a literal deity or at least related to actual literal deities. [[spoiler:It is is, or at least claims to to, be a Precursor; a race of god-like beings whom who created all species in the cosmos and possibly the cosmos itself. The Precursors themselves are implied to be at least 100 BILLION YEARS OLD! Meaning far older than the universe!]]
** While the games neglect to actually spell it out, the High Prophet of Truth actually gets quite close to realizing his goal. "The Ark" is not only the command center of the Halo network and the factory that creates the rings, it is located specifically far outside the galaxy to serve as a preserve for creatures species that would be protected from the rings rings' deadly radiation. After the rings have destroyed the nervous system of all advanced creatures and the Flood has gone extinct have died out from a lack of hosts to infect, the creatures species held on the Ark would be released back on their planets. [[ExpandedUniverse According to bonus material]], planets (with prehistoric humanity being among those saved this actually happened early in the history of humans. way). If Truth had been able to trigger the rings and destroy the Flood, the only intelligent live life in the galaxy would have been his loyal minions and he would have control over infrastructure that allows him to create new civilizations on any planet he wishes. That plan fell apart once the Flood arrived on the Ark, but at that point he apparently didn't care anymore.
** Before the High Prophet of Truth's death by the Arbiter (who, ironically, (who ironically was picked to be such by the former), one of his last sentences was "My feet tread the path; I shall become a god!", which Gravemind retorts, "You will be food - nothing more!".
29th Jul '16 10:54:34 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''LandsOfLore III'' has an interesting variant. The main character, Copper, from a fantasy world travels to a different dimension which is a post-apocalyptic wasteland. There he stumbles into an abandoned high-tech base maintained by an AI. They have a discussion, and understandably Copper has difficulty grasping the nature of the AI. Finally the AI settles on stating, "Yes, I am a god." simply because it deems that to be the closest concept which Copper understand.

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* ''LandsOfLore ''VideoGame/LandsOfLore III'' has an interesting variant. The main character, Copper, from a fantasy world travels to a different dimension which is a post-apocalyptic wasteland. There he stumbles into an abandoned high-tech base maintained by an AI. They have a discussion, and understandably Copper has difficulty grasping the nature of the AI. Finally the AI settles on stating, "Yes, I am a god." simply because it deems that to be the closest concept which Copper understand.
16th Jul '16 4:22:59 PM nombretomado
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* Interesting DoubleSubversion in ''ArTonelico2'': the BigBad [[spoiler:Infel]] doesn't declare herself God [[{{Instrumentality}} of the new world]], instead she declares that her girlfriend [[spoiler:Nenesha]] ''is''. It's probably her way to spite the actual gods who murdered said girlfriend in front of her.

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* Interesting DoubleSubversion in ''ArTonelico2'': ''VideoGame/ArTonelicoIIMelodyOfMetafalica'': the BigBad [[spoiler:Infel]] doesn't declare herself God [[{{Instrumentality}} of the new world]], instead she declares that her girlfriend [[spoiler:Nenesha]] ''is''. It's probably her way to spite the actual gods who murdered said girlfriend in front of her.
5th Jul '16 3:23:39 PM morenohijazo
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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.
1st Jul '16 4:26:28 PM Anddrix
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** In ''VideoGame/TalesOfDestiny2'', Elraine casts Indignation Judgment with: "A mortal cannot defeat a god. I shall show you the difference between our power. ''Indignation Judgment!''" Hilariously, though, Elraine [[spoiler:is most certainly ''not'' a god. As for Fortuna, well... [[BaseBreaker it's debatable]]. GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere is really all that needs to be said.]]

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** In ''VideoGame/TalesOfDestiny2'', Elraine casts Indignation Judgment with: "A mortal cannot defeat a god. I shall show you the difference between our power. ''Indignation Judgment!''" Hilariously, though, Elraine [[spoiler:is most certainly ''not'' a god. As for Fortuna, well... [[BaseBreaker it's debatable]].debatable. GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere is really all that needs to be said.]]
6th Jun '16 5:30:13 AM Morgenthaler
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* An example of the latter (benevolent) god transformation comes in the Nightfall campaign of the MMORPG ''GuildWars'' when [[spoiler:the leader of the Sunspears, Kormir, ascends to godhood.]]
* In ''StarCraft'', the Zerg Overmind seeks to invade the Protoss homeworld and assimilate the Protoss into the Zerg Swarm: "Thenceforth shall we be the greatest of creation's children. We shall be... perfect."

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* An example of the latter (benevolent) god transformation comes in the Nightfall campaign of the MMORPG ''GuildWars'' ''VideoGame/GuildWars'' when [[spoiler:the leader of the Sunspears, Kormir, ascends to godhood.]]
* In ''StarCraft'', ''VideoGame/StarCraft'', the Zerg Overmind seeks to invade the Protoss homeworld and assimilate the Protoss into the Zerg Swarm: "Thenceforth shall we be the greatest of creation's children. We shall be... perfect."



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* [[spoiler:Pul Wat Aa]] in the Tower Defense game ''ImmortalDefense''.

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* [[spoiler:Pul Wat Aa]] in the Tower Defense game ''ImmortalDefense''.''VideoGame/ImmortalDefense''.



* In ''PsiOpsTheMindgateConspiracy'':

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* In ''PsiOpsTheMindgateConspiracy'':''VideoGame/PsiOpsTheMindgateConspiracy'':



* About halfway through ''PhantomDust'', [[spoiler:Edgar, the main character's best friend, finds out that he is actually the last person left on Earth and all other life he sees was actually created by him after he learned to control the mysterious dust that he linked with the disappearance of life. Edgar is unable to accept this truth and sets out to destroy his creations since he sees them as lies and visions.]] However, at the end of the game [[spoiler:He finds out that HE'S NOT EVEN THE ORIGINAL Edgar. Apparently, the original created this duplicate to continue the recreation of Earth just before his death. Sadly, the double's personality was twisted.]]

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* About halfway through ''PhantomDust'', ''VideoGame/PhantomDust'', [[spoiler:Edgar, the main character's best friend, finds out that he is actually the last person left on Earth and all other life he sees was actually created by him after he learned to control the mysterious dust that he linked with the disappearance of life. Edgar is unable to accept this truth and sets out to destroy his creations since he sees them as lies and visions.]] However, at the end of the game [[spoiler:He finds out that HE'S NOT EVEN THE ORIGINAL Edgar. Apparently, the original created this duplicate to continue the recreation of Earth just before his death. Sadly, the double's personality was twisted.]]



* [[spoiler:Lezard]] in ''ValkyrieProfile'' series spends most of his time hatching up an elaborate BatmanGambit to set himself up for this in the first game and succeeds in the second, complete with his own world to govern over. He's pretty damned megalomanical and egoistic even before his grand scheme succeeds, and by the time he actually succeeds in the second game, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z50feD9SPi0 well]]...

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* [[spoiler:Lezard]] in ''ValkyrieProfile'' ''VideoGame/ValkyrieProfile'' series spends most of his time hatching up an elaborate BatmanGambit to set himself up for this in the first game and succeeds in the second, complete with his own world to govern over. He's pretty damned megalomanical and egoistic even before his grand scheme succeeds, and by the time he actually succeeds in the second game, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z50feD9SPi0 well]]...



* In ''OverlordII'', this is revealed to be the goal of Emperor Solarius, ruler of [[TheEmpire The Glorious Empire]], AKA [[spoiler:Florian Greenheart, an Elf born without magic who caused the Cataclysm that wiped out the lands of the first game when he tried to steal [[ArtifactOfDoom The Tower Heart]]. He uses all the magic he's gathered at the end of the game to become an EldritchAbomination that only his [[TheDragon Dragon]] fanatically praises as a god, from that point it's your responsibility to [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu take him down.]]]]

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* In ''OverlordII'', ''VideoGame/OverlordII'', this is revealed to be the goal of Emperor Solarius, ruler of [[TheEmpire The Glorious Empire]], AKA [[spoiler:Florian Greenheart, an Elf born without magic who caused the Cataclysm that wiped out the lands of the first game when he tried to steal [[ArtifactOfDoom The Tower Heart]]. He uses all the magic he's gathered at the end of the game to become an EldritchAbomination that only his [[TheDragon Dragon]] fanatically praises as a god, from that point it's your responsibility to [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu take him down.]]]]
30th May '16 5:16:00 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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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!''"

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-->"''What ->"''What a fool you are. I'm a god! How can you kill a god?! What a grand and intoxicating innocence!''"
19th Apr '16 1:41:28 PM Willbyr
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* During the spirit journey in the latter half of ''{{Terranigma}}'', Ark encounters a number of characters that look like other important characters he's met in the game, some with slightly altered names (Royd becomes Roy, Mei becomes Meila, etc. etc.). You are asked to go into a ruin filled with monsters to check on someone who was left there a year earlier for a ritual that could cause them to become a god. When you get there, it turns out [[spoiler:it worked, and the equivalent of Elle has, in fact, attained nigh-godly powers, immediately giving the other warriors who came to check a HannibalLecture about ''why'' this ritual even exists. After utterly destroying them, she beckons the player to choose one of the cups of god water near her. The player does, and then the spirit journey ends.]]

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* During the spirit journey in the latter half of ''{{Terranigma}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Terranigma}}'', Ark encounters a number of characters that look like other important characters he's met in the game, some with slightly altered names (Royd becomes Roy, Mei becomes Meila, etc. etc.). You are asked to go into a ruin filled with monsters to check on someone who was left there a year earlier for a ritual that could cause them to become a god. When you get there, it turns out [[spoiler:it worked, and the equivalent of Elle has, in fact, attained nigh-godly powers, immediately giving the other warriors who came to check a HannibalLecture about ''why'' this ritual even exists. After utterly destroying them, she beckons the player to choose one of the cups of god water near her. The player does, and then the spirit journey ends.]]
26th Feb '16 2:21:03 PM MyFinalEdits
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* The God Machine in ''VideoGame/IndianaJonesAndTheFateOfAtlantis'' does this to you. [[BodyHorror Unfortunately]] [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity it comes with]] [[OneWingedAngel undesirable side effects]]... [[DownerEnding Poor Indy. He's now a god.]]

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* The God Machine in ''VideoGame/IndianaJonesAndTheFateOfAtlantis'' does this to you. [[BodyHorror Unfortunately]] [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity And it comes with]] with [[OneWingedAngel undesirable side effects]]...effects]]. [[DownerEnding Poor Indy. He's now a god.]]
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