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27th May '18 3:46:29 PM RedScharlach
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* Downplayed in ''Manga/RosarioToVampire''. Tsukune Aono has been beaten to a pulp multiple times, injected with enough vampire blood to make Alucard cry, [[spoiler: chained with a holy lock post-ghouldom]], stabbed in the vitals three times, trained by Inner Moka until even ''Koko'' admits his kata is getting good, [[spoiler: ''partially vampirized'', infused with InstantRunes, and sent to attack Fairy Tale]]. Physical feats include shielding his friends from monstrel appendicies of various sizes (ranging from elastic human to ''draconian''), holding back an Inner-Moka doppelganger with his bare hands, grabbing a ''phoenix'' by the beak, and [[spoiler: ording a yoko "Out of my way, Kuyo. [[BadassBoast Or I'll slay you where you stand.]]"]] And yet he refuses to call himself a vampire. He is ''human'', and he will ''always acknowledge himself as human''.

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* Downplayed in ''Manga/RosarioToVampire''. Tsukune Aono has been beaten to a pulp multiple times, injected with enough vampire blood to make Alucard cry, [[spoiler: chained with a holy lock post-ghouldom]], stabbed in the vitals three times, trained by Inner Moka until even ''Koko'' admits his kata is getting good, [[spoiler: ''partially vampirized'', infused with InstantRunes, and sent to attack Fairy Tale]]. Physical feats include shielding his friends from monstrel appendicies appendages of various sizes (ranging from elastic human to ''draconian''), holding back an Inner-Moka doppelganger with his bare hands, grabbing a ''phoenix'' by the beak, and [[spoiler: ording [[spoiler:ordering a yoko "Out of my way, Kuyo. [[BadassBoast Or I'll slay you where you stand.]]"]] And yet he refuses to call himself a vampire. He is ''human'', and he will ''always acknowledge himself as human''.



* Souji ([[GenderBender as Tail Red]]) in ''LightNovel/GonnaBeTheTwinTail'' is accused by Isuna that with all the merchandise and the worship he gets because of his divine twintails, s[=/=]he might as well be a god. Souji denies this and only thinks of himself as a protector of twintails. [[WidgetSeries Yes it's that kind of series]] and all of it is PlayedForLaughs.

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* Souji ([[GenderBender as Tail Red]]) in ''LightNovel/GonnaBeTheTwinTail'' is accused by Isuna that with all the merchandise and the worship he gets because of his divine twintails, s[=/=]he might as well be a god. Souji denies this and only thinks of himself as a protector of twintails. [[WidgetSeries Yes Yes, it's that kind of series]] and all of it is PlayedForLaughs.



* In ''ComicBook/Trinity2008'', [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Alfred Pennyworth]] and his allies are initially mistaken for gods by the inhabitants of a parallel reality because they look right like their gods, speak their language and two of them -ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} and ComicBook/WonderGirl- display amazing abilities. Alfred dissuades them as soon as possible.
* Franchise/GreenLantern Kyle Rayner dealt with this when he absorbed the power of the Green Lantern Corps and [[spoiler: his dead girlfriend Jade.]] He decided to return the power to a new power battery and restart the Corps rather than be all powerful.

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* In ''ComicBook/Trinity2008'', [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Alfred Pennyworth]] and his allies are initially mistaken for gods by the inhabitants of a parallel reality because they look right like their gods, speak their language and two of them -ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} -- ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} and ComicBook/WonderGirl- ComicBook/WonderGirl -- display amazing abilities. Alfred dissuades them as soon as possible.
* Franchise/GreenLantern Kyle Rayner dealt with this when he absorbed the power of the Green Lantern Corps and [[spoiler: his [[spoiler:his dead girlfriend Jade.]] He decided to return the power to a new power battery and restart the Corps rather than be all powerful.



* ''Fanfic/ABoyAGirlAndADogTheLeithianScript'': Elven prince Finrod is forced to tell his Aman relatives the story of how he met the Men and they mistook him for one of the [[CouncilOfAngels Valar]], emphasising that he tried dissilusioned them as quick as possible.

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* ''Fanfic/ABoyAGirlAndADogTheLeithianScript'': Elven prince Finrod is forced to tell his Aman relatives the story of how he met the Men and they mistook him for one of the [[CouncilOfAngels Valar]], emphasising emphasizing that he tried dissilusioned to disillusion them as quick quickly as possible.



* In the ''FanFic/NobodyDies'' side story ''Six AI's, One Continent'', the Reego (or at the very least Una) are not entirely pleased with the humans they've been rescuing and looking after forming a cult and worshipping them. Except for Tres, who [[GodGuise milks this for all its worth]] with a race of sapient arachnids who mistook her for a god.

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* In the ''FanFic/NobodyDies'' side story ''Six AI's, One Continent'', the Reego (or at the very least Una) are not entirely pleased with the humans they've been rescuing and looking after forming a cult and worshipping them. Except for Tres, who [[GodGuise milks this for all its it's worth]] with a race of sapient arachnids who mistook her for a god.



** Definately the case with [[spoiler:Solas/Fen'Harel]]. He's quite adamant that [[spoiler:the Elven Pantheon weren't true gods, they were incredibly powerful mages, way beyond anything seen in the series thus far including Corypheus. In the Trespasser DLC when it's revealed that Solas is the Dread Wolf he makes it clear that no matter how powerful they were the Elven pantheon were enslaving the rest of their race with their powers. He created the Veil to stop their AGodAmI activities.]]

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** Definately Definitely the case with [[spoiler:Solas/Fen'Harel]]. He's quite adamant that [[spoiler:the Elven Pantheon weren't true gods, they were incredibly powerful mages, way beyond anything seen in the series thus far including Corypheus. In the Trespasser DLC when it's revealed that Solas is the Dread Wolf he makes it clear that no matter how powerful they were the Elven pantheon were enslaving the rest of their race with their powers. He created the Veil to stop their AGodAmI activities.]]



** In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', we learn about the origin of the Avatar Cycle, and [[spoiler:see Raava, the spirit of light and peace, who fused with Wan to become the first Avatar, and she's a major case of GoodIsNotNice, showing significant FantasticRacism towards humans, only warming up to Wan after they learn they need to work together to stop the UltimateEvil of the Avatar-verse, Vaatu, who escaped because Raava dismissed Wan. They eventually [[FusionDance fuse together]] during Harmonic Convergence, and work together to defeat Vaatu and turn him into SealedEvilInACan. Thus, the idea that the Avatar must know a human life, to prevent such an event from reoccurring]].

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** In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', we learn about the origin of the Avatar Cycle, and [[spoiler:see Raava, the spirit of light and peace, who fused with Wan to become the first Avatar, and she's a major case of GoodIsNotNice, showing significant FantasticRacism towards humans, only warming up to Wan after they learn they need to work together to stop the UltimateEvil of the Avatar-verse, Vaatu, who escaped because Raava dismissed Wan. They eventually [[FusionDance fuse together]] during Harmonic Convergence, and work together to defeat Vaatu and turn him into SealedEvilInACan. Thus, the idea that the Avatar must know a human life, to prevent such an event from reoccurring]].recurring]].
15th May '18 7:31:16 PM MisterDrBob2
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** Its sequel ''VideoGame/XenobladeChronicles2'' plays with this. [[spoiler:Zanza's]] alternate self [[spoiler:Klaus/the Architect]] likewise created all life on Alrest, and is revered as such by those who believe he exists, but he himself seems to regard himself as only a man, albeit a man who has overseen life on an entire world for millennia. Furthermore, he has remained completely removed from the world since its creation rather than having active designs like [[spoiler:Zanza]] or [[spoiler:Meyneth]].
5th May '18 2:59:41 PM nombretomado
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* At the end of ''{{Bionicle}}'', Mata Nui rejects the idea of being a god and gently tells Tahu that the people of the Matoran Universe have grown to a point where they do not need a "Great Spirit" to guide them. He then disappears to ensure that he is not worshipped and allows the people of the newly reformed Spherus Magna to forge their own destiny. It says something that, when he appears in his own movie, Mata Nui never calls himself a god and instead refers to himself as the leader of his people rather than a deity.

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* At the end of ''{{Bionicle}}'', ''{{Toys/Bionicle}}'', Mata Nui rejects the idea of being a god and gently tells Tahu that the people of the Matoran Universe have grown to a point where they do not need a "Great Spirit" to guide them. He then disappears to ensure that he is not worshipped and allows the people of the newly reformed Spherus Magna to forge their own destiny. It says something that, when he appears in his own movie, Mata Nui never calls himself a god and instead refers to himself as the leader of his people rather than a deity.
4th May '18 2:48:34 PM MayaOoue
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* A recurring thematic element in ''Manga/MobPsycho100'' is the protagonists' belief that being an Esper doesn't make you inherently superior than anyone else. Most of the antagonists have to have his ideal beaten into them, turning into better people.
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* A recurring thematic element in ''Manga/MobPsycho100'' is the protagonists' belief that being an Esper doesn't make you inherently superior than anyone else. Most of the antagonists have to have his ideal beaten into them, turning into better people.
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* Zack from ''VideoGame/AngelsOfDeath''. Rachel starts to believe he's her God, but he doesn't like that at all.
15th Apr '18 12:10:28 PM sgamer82
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** Defeninately the case with [[spoiler:Solas/Fen'Harel]]. He's quite adamant that [[spoiler:the Elven Pantheon weren't true gods, they were incredibly powerful mages, way beyond anything seen in the series thus far including Corypheus. In the Trespasser DLC when it's revealed that Solas is the Dread Wolf he makes it clear that no matter how powerful they were the Elven pantheon were enslaving the rest of their race with their powers. He created the Veil to stop their AGodAmI activities.]]

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** Defeninately Definately the case with [[spoiler:Solas/Fen'Harel]]. He's quite adamant that [[spoiler:the Elven Pantheon weren't true gods, they were incredibly powerful mages, way beyond anything seen in the series thus far including Corypheus. In the Trespasser DLC when it's revealed that Solas is the Dread Wolf he makes it clear that no matter how powerful they were the Elven pantheon were enslaving the rest of their race with their powers. He created the Veil to stop their AGodAmI activities.]]
16th Feb '18 9:53:31 PM MoonByte
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* In the android app ''Choice of the Dragon'', this can come up twice. First your minions will pray to ''their'' god which you can accept or [[AGodAmI force them to worship you instead]], then later you meet humans praying to a statue of you where you can again either support this or discourage it. In both cases exists also [[TakingAThirdOption the third option]] to simply have them do whatever they want. Having both your minions and the humans ''not'' worship you makes revenge by actual deities less likely, increases your cunningness and allows to gain more loyal allies.
3rd Feb '18 5:08:47 PM RealSlimShadowen
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* Franchise/{{Superman}} has been the recipient of worship, and even the odd church or two set up in his name. He's been described as an angel on a number of occasions. This makes him very uncomfortable, though his discouragement has often times only increased the faith of his followers. Batman's file on Superman in ''ComicBook/{{Justice}}'' in the supplementary materials states that Superman is a god, but thankfully doesn't think of himself as one.

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* Franchise/{{Superman}} has been the recipient of worship, and even the odd church or two set up in his name. He's been described as an angel on a number of occasions. This makes him very uncomfortable, though his discouragement has often times only increased the faith of his followers. Batman's file on Superman in ''ComicBook/{{Justice}}'' in the supplementary materials states that Superman is a god, but thankfully doesn't think of himself as one. This is a common thread whenever Batman internally monologues about Superman, such as in the Public Enemies arc of ''ComicBook/SupermanBatman'', and the two are on good terms, Bruce describing Clark in terms that would match up alongside almost any god of myth and then contrasting it with Clark's humility.



* In ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' [=C3PO=] at first objects to the Ewoks worshiping him or pretending he's a god, as doing so does not fit his programming. Eventually, Luke convinces him to fib a little, and after he uses some Force powers to emulate divine might, they're able to peacefully align themselves with the tribe.

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* In ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' [=C3PO=] at first objects to the Ewoks worshiping him or pretending he's a god, as doing so does not fit his programming. Eventually, Luke (Luke convinces him to fib a little, and after he uses some Force powers to emulate divine might, they're able to peacefully align themselves with the tribe.)



* Death from ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' is arguably the closest thing the Disc has to a benevolent deity, but he has never sought worship or believed himself to be above mortals. In ''Discworld/ReaperMan'', his superiors sack him and force him to live as a mortal because they believe he is growing too close to mortals. Death eventually grows to like living as "Bill Door." He ultimately fights to reclaim his title when he sees that his replacement New Death ''does'' believe that [[AGodAmI he is a god]] that rules over mortals and wears a ''crown''. Death argues that he ''needs'' to feel compassion for mortals because:

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* Death from ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' is arguably the closest thing the Disc has to a benevolent deity, but he has never sought worship or believed himself to be above mortals. In ''Discworld/ReaperMan'', his superiors sack him and force him to live as a mortal because they believe he is growing too close to mortals. Death eventually grows to like living as "Bill Door." He ultimately fights to reclaim his title when he sees that his replacement New Death ''does'' believe believe, if not that [[AGodAmI he is a god]] god]], that he rules over mortals mortals, and he wears a ''crown''. Death argues that he ''needs'' to feel compassion for mortals because:



** The Ancients do this. Making them a direct contrast to just about every [[SufficientlyAdvancedAlien sufficiently advanced race]] (except the Nox, who are more like SpaceElves). Due to their use of the stargate, the inhabitants of current and former Goa'uld planets frequently think the SG units that visit are gods,[[note]]Think about it: [[AbusivePrecursors who]] [[PuppeteerParasite else]] uses the stargates?[[/note]] and with one known exception ("The First Commandment") the SG unit immediately tries to disabuse them of that notion.

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** The Ancients do this. Making this, making them a direct contrast to just about every [[SufficientlyAdvancedAlien sufficiently advanced race]] (except perhaps the Nox, who are more like SpaceElves). Due to their use of the stargate, the inhabitants of current and former Goa'uld planets frequently think the SG units that visit are gods,[[note]]Think about it: [[AbusivePrecursors who]] [[PuppeteerParasite else]] uses the stargates?[[/note]] and with one known exception ("The First Commandment") the SG unit immediately tries to disabuse them of that notion.



** The Asgard, to less-advanced peoples, ''pretend'' to be gods to make it easier for them to understand fantastic technology, but are generally benevolent for all that and when they believe someone has become open-minded enough to handle the truth, will reveal the truth to them.



* The mysterious (and unseen) boss of the "Angels" from ''Series/BattlestarGalactica2003'' is apparently ''very'' serious about not liking it when someone refers to him/her/it as "God." And that is the only definite thing revealed to the audience about this being who has probably been guiding humanity's destiny for millions of years and a half-dozen near extinctions of the entire species.

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* The mysterious (and unseen) boss of the "Angels" from ''Series/BattlestarGalactica2003'' is apparently ''very'' serious about not liking it when someone refers to him/her/it as "God." And that is the only definite thing revealed to the audience about this being who has probably been guiding humanity's (and the Cylons') destiny for millions of years and a half-dozen near extinctions of the entire species.



* [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast The Lady of Pain]] from ''TabletopGame/{{Planescape}}'' has apparently limitless powers within the city of Sigil [[TheWorldTree in the center of the multiverse]] and can even keep all the gods from entering it. She never actually interferes with the politics and the administration of the city and only seems to have two (unwritten) rules she enforces: Do not threaten the existence of the city, and '''do not worship her!!!''' People who violate these two rules either just disappear from the face of the world forever, or their remains require magic to be identified.

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* [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast The Lady of Pain]] from ''TabletopGame/{{Planescape}}'' has apparently limitless powers within the city of Sigil [[TheWorldTree (at the top of an infinite spire in the center of an infinite plane that is the multiverse]] core of the multiverse)]] and can even keep all the gods from entering it. She never actually interferes with the politics and the administration of the city and only seems to have two (unwritten) rules she enforces: Do 1. You do not threaten the existence of the city, and '''do not worship her!!!''' city. 2. You do ''not''. '''Worship'''. '''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis The Lady. Of Pain.]]''''' People who violate these two rules either just disappear from the face of the world forever, or their remains require magic to be identified.



* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', the Avatar is the closest thing [[ConstructedWorld that world]] has to a god (besides spirits). But, the current Avatar, Aang, [[IJustWantToBeNormal just wants to be a normal kid]] and even [[RefusedTheCall runs away]] [[ScrewDestiny from his destiny]] at one point. He gets over it eventually.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', the Avatar is the closest thing [[ConstructedWorld that world]] has to a god (besides particularly powerful spirits). But, But the current Avatar, Aang, [[IJustWantToBeNormal just wants to be a normal kid]] and even [[RefusedTheCall runs away]] [[ScrewDestiny from his destiny]] at one point. He gets over it eventually.



** It should be further noted the Avatar is meant to be this trope in all incarnations. The Avatar is meant to know what it means to be human and be compassionate to all people. To do this, the Avatar must know the joys and pains of a human life, to understand how precious it is and so do anything to protect it, including becoming an all powerful entity to do so.

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** It should be further noted the Avatar is meant to be this trope in all incarnations. The Avatar is meant to know what it means to be human and be compassionate to all people. To do this, the Avatar must know the joys and pains of a human life, to understand how precious it is and so do anything to protect it, including becoming an all powerful all-powerful entity to do so.



28th Jan '18 1:40:53 AM lillolillo
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* In ''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'' fanfic ''Fanfic/HellsisterTrilogy'', Highfather isn't comfortable with being called a "[[ComicBook/FourthWorld New God]]" by Earth people.

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* In ''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'' fanfic ''Fanfic/HellsisterTrilogy'', Highfather isn't comfortable with being called a "[[ComicBook/FourthWorld "[[ComicBook/NewGods New God]]" by Earth people.
28th Jan '18 1:39:34 AM lillolillo
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* In ''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'' fanfic ''Fanfic/HellsisterTrilogy'', Highfather isn't comfortable with being called a "[[ComicBook/FourthWorld New God]]" by Earth people.
-->Izaya rumbled, "That is the phrase some of our younger ones used for the capital city of our world. As for ‘Forever People', it is simply a term Orion once used in derision towards Moonrider's family group, which they adopted. Just as we are known among some of your kind as... 'New Gods'." Highfather looked discomfited by the phrase.
25th Jan '18 9:18:29 AM Mdjj1996
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