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26th Mar '18 9:03:19 AM Yozzy
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* The GodEmperor of the Imperium of Man for ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' [[SubvertedTrope subverts this.]] He explicitly doesn't consider himself one, but considering [[PhysicalGod his immerse power]] and [[strike:[[TreacheryCoverUp after he was maimed fighting his favoured son and put on life-support]]]] [[Literature/HorusHeresy he ascended the Golden Throne]], much of humanity believes ''he is''.

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* The GodEmperor of the Imperium of Man for ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' [[SubvertedTrope subverts this.]] 40000}}'':
** {{Played With}} regarding the Emperor of the Imperium of Man.
He explicitly doesn't consider himself one, tells his subjects that he isn't a god; but considering [[PhysicalGod his immerse power]] immense power]], tremendous knowledge, and [[strike:[[TreacheryCoverUp after he apparent immortality lead to cults regarding him as a god anyways started popping up towards the closing days of the early Imperium. After the Literature/HorusHeresy, in which the Emperor was maimed critically injured fighting his favoured son and put on life-support]]]] [[Literature/HorusHeresy he ascended son, the Emperor was interred in the Golden Throne]], much of humanity believes ''he is''.Throne and hasn't physically spoken since, so he couldn't voice his objections as the Imperium became a theocracy that worshiped him as a god.
15th Mar '18 6:33:35 AM SorPepita
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* Simultaneously the BadEnding and the inevitable result of playing a ''TabletopGame/MageTheAwakening'' character for more than a few dozen XP. Can happen even faster if you make unwise life choices and wisdom degeneration gives you the Narcissism derangement.


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* Simultaneously the BadEnding and the inevitable result of playing a ''TabletopGame/MageTheAwakening'' character for more than a few dozen XP. Can happen even faster if you make unwise life choices and wisdom degeneration gives you the Narcissism derangement.
3rd Mar '18 11:01:48 AM nombretomado
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* According to the immense [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Apotheosis_of_Washington fresco]] on the ceiling of the [[TheUnitedStates United States]] Capitol Building, UsefulNotes/GeorgeWashington became a god. No doubt if he was alive, he would have had something very negative to say.

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* According to the immense [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Apotheosis_of_Washington fresco]] on the ceiling of the [[TheUnitedStates United States]] UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates Capitol Building, UsefulNotes/GeorgeWashington became a god. No doubt if he was alive, he would have had something very negative to say.
15th Feb '18 4:17:45 PM VicGeorge2011
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** The TropeNamer comes from the Book of Ezekiel.

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** The TropeNamer comes from the Book of Ezekiel.Literature/BookOfEzekiel.
15th Feb '18 4:15:56 PM VicGeorge2011
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*** Possibly alluded to by Paul the apostle in 2nd Thessalonians, where he says that the "man of sin", the "son of perdition", will exalt himself above all that is called God or is worshiped, so that he will sit as God in the temple of God, "showing himself that he is God".

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*** Possibly alluded to by Paul the apostle in [[Literature/BooksOfThessalonians 2nd Thessalonians, Thessalonians]], where he says that the "man of sin", the "son of perdition", will exalt himself above all that is called God or is worshiped, so that he will sit as God in the temple of God, "showing himself that he is God".
26th Jan '18 12:07:37 AM CountDorku
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* Simultaneously the BadEnding and the inevitable result of playing a ''TabletopGame/MageTheAwakening'' character for more than a few dozen XP. Can happen even faster if you make unwise life choices and wisdom degeneration gives you the Narcissism derangement.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'':
** Actually ''averted'' for most of his life by the GodEmperor of Mankind. Having seen what religion was capable of inspiring in people, and seeing how easily the Chaos gods (of war, plotting, disease and rape) are able to recruit followers, he tried to put a complete ban on all religion, hoping to starve them of their flock. It didn't work, since the gods are ''emotion'' incarnate--anytime someone feels anger, hope, despair or lust, the Ruinous Powers grow stronger, and it turns out faith is a very potent weapon against them. This is how the Ecclesiarchy was able to turn the Imperium into the ChurchMilitant loonies we all know and love after he was put on permanent life support.
** Pretty much the end goal of all servants of Chaos. If you please one of the Chaos gods he (/she/it in Slaanesh's case) might grant you an ascension to Daemon Princehood, making you an immortal PhysicalGod (nowhere near as powerful as them, of course) with your own corner of the Warp to become your personal playground.
-->Impurity shall be our armour\\
Hate shall be our weapon\\
Immortality shall be our reward



** Note that the Emperor's lack of belief in his own divinity was not a sign of ''humility''. To the contrary: the Emperor was a thundering egomaniac, most notable for his absolute conviction that people he spoke to would instantly abandon their most deeply held beliefs because he told them that they should. He just didn't actually demand that they pray to him in the process.



* Simultaneously the BadEnding and the inevitable result of playing a ''TabletopGame/MageTheAwakening'' character for more than a few dozen XP. Can happen even faster if you make unwise life choices and wisdom degeneration gives you the Narcissism derangement.



* A common ailment in ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'', mainly for Planeswalkers and Yawgmoth. (Since Yawgmoth's [[TheDragon Dragon]], Gix, had his own priests, it's likely he had a bad case of this too, possibly hybridised with [[TheCaligula Caligula Syndrome]].)

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* A common ailment in ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'', mainly for Planeswalkers and Yawgmoth. (Since Yawgmoth's [[TheDragon Dragon]], Gix, had his own priests, it's likely he had a bad case of this too, possibly hybridised with [[TheCaligula Caligula Syndrome]].)) Subverted with Magic's current BigBad, Nicol Bolas: he doesn't ''believe'' he's a god, he knows full well that he used to be as ''powerful'' as one (and not one of the more limited Classical-style deities who occasionally appear in Magic sets, either), and is ''extremely'' pissed that the rules underpinning reality changed so that he couldn't be one any more. This didn't stop him from setting himself up as a god on Amonkhet, but that was just part of the plan.
17th Jan '18 8:01:39 PM TheNerevarine
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* The Sorcerer-Kings in ''TabletopGame/DarkSun'' are not technically deities in game terms (actually, gods like most D&D settings don't exist in the world of Athas because its aberrant nature prevents godhood), but they are immortal, enforce worship of themselves and channel their magic to their templars. They are so absurdly powerful they can back their claims and there isn't anyone strong enough to challenge them in this setting.

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* The Sorcerer-Kings in ''TabletopGame/DarkSun'' are not technically deities in game terms (actually, gods like in most D&D settings don't exist in the world of Athas because its aberrant nature prevents godhood), but they are immortal, enforce worship of themselves and channel their magic to their templars. They are so absurdly powerful they can back their claims and there isn't anyone strong enough to challenge them in this setting.
17th Jan '18 12:32:20 PM TheNerevarine
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* The Sorcerer-Kings in ''TabletopGame/DarkSun'' are not technically deities in game terms (actually, gods like most D&D settings don't exist in the world of Athas because its aberrant nature prevents godhood), but they are immortal, enforce worship of themselves and channel their magic to their templars. They are so absurdly powerful they can back their claims and there isn't anyone strong enough to challenge them in this setting.
21st Oct '17 1:25:52 PM DustSnitch
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* ''Literature/TheBible'':

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* ''Literature/TheBible'':Literature/TheBible:
25th Apr '17 9:43:00 PM DustSnitch
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When a villain gains superhuman abilities or [[AmbitionIsEvil achieves his dearest dream]], one can expect him to gain delusions (or, in some cases, [[StoryBreakerPower perfectly accurate assessments]]) of godhood.

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When a villain gains superhuman abilities or [[AmbitionIsEvil achieves his dearest dream]], one can expect him to gain delusions (or, in some cases, [[StoryBreakerPower perfectly accurate assessments]]) of godhood.
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