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3rd May '16 4:12:21 PM HelloLamppost
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* In ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob,'' Galatea uses alien equipment to create a super-A.I. who she hopes will usher in TheSingularity. The resultant being is [[http://bobadventures.comicgenesis.com/d/20150506.html emphatic that he is not the kind of godlike being she seems to want,]] and he proceeds to have a very messy super-powered FreakOut over the fact that he has exactly the same existential questions that any mortal has.
1st May '16 3:22:00 PM TheWanderer
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* Played with in ''WebAnimation/IfTheEmperorHadATextToSpeechDevice'', a work based on ''TabletopGames/Warhammer40K''. In the show, the Emperor is given a text to speech device in his Golden Throne, and it allows him to interact with the few people who are allowed in to see him. The Emperor [[BerserkButton still loathes religion]] and takes a StopWorshippingMe attitude, which includes starting to dissolve the theocratic church that runs things in the Imperium. However, as both Magnus and Kitten note, for all the times that the Emperor denies being a god, he sure does like acting like one, with all the imperious attitude that includes. There have also been a number of occasions where the Emperor has done something of a VerbalBackspace when it seemed that he was about to refer to himself as a god.
-->[[AC: I am like a like a glorious golden god]] [{{beat}}] [[AC:Except I am not.]]

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* Played with in ''WebAnimation/IfTheEmperorHadATextToSpeechDevice'', a work based on ''TabletopGames/Warhammer40K''.''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000''. In the show, the Emperor is given a text to speech device in his Golden Throne, and it allows him to interact with the few people who are allowed in to see him. The Emperor [[BerserkButton still loathes religion]] and takes a StopWorshippingMe attitude, which includes starting to dissolve the theocratic church that runs things in the Imperium. However, as both Magnus and Kitten note, for all the times that the Emperor denies being a god, he sure does like acting like one, with all the imperious attitude and expectation of BlindObedience that includes. entails. There have also been a number of occasions where the Emperor has done something of a VerbalBackspace when it seemed that he was about to refer to himself as a god.
god, and he isn't shy about calling himself "godlike" at all.
-->[[AC: I am like a like a glorious golden god]] [{{beat}}] [[AC:Except I am not.]]
28th Apr '16 3:28:19 PM FordPrefect
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* In the ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', Clark Kent adamantly tells Chloe that he cannot alter time when he chooses, as he's not a god and doesn't have the right to mess with other people's lives and/or fate. This occurred in 9x01 "Savior" when she asked him to use the Legion ring to save Jimmy from Davis killing him.
* In the [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Star Trek: TNG]] episode "Who Watches the Watchers" because of a misunderstanding the Captain is mistaken for a god called "the Picard" by primitive aliens. Their worshipful behavior deeply disturbs him and he goes to great lengths to correct it, up to and including a direct violation of the Prime Directive (which in this case has already been violated by the accidental exposure) by bringing the aliens' local leader up to the Enterprise for a guided tour. He makes a valiant attempt to explain that humans are more like SufficientlyAdvancedAliens (and far from omnipotent or perfect). It takes the leader to see them try and fail to save the life of an injured crewman to realize this. Later Picard was willing to be shot by an arrow from the one who first believed him to be a god to finally dissuade his belief.

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* In the ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', Clark Kent adamantly tells Chloe that he cannot alter time when he chooses, as he's not a god and doesn't have the right to mess with other people's lives and/or fate. This occurred in 9x01 "Savior" when she asked him to use the Legion ring to save Jimmy from Davis killing him.
* In the [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Star Trek: TNG]] episode "Who Watches the Watchers" because of Watchers", a misunderstanding leads to the Captain is mistaken for a god god, called "the Picard" by primitive aliens. Their worshipful behavior deeply disturbs him and he goes to great lengths to correct it, up to and including a direct violation of the Prime Directive (which in this case has already been violated by the accidental exposure) by bringing the aliens' local leader up to the Enterprise for a guided tour. He makes a valiant attempt to explain that humans are more like SufficientlyAdvancedAliens (and far from omnipotent or perfect). It takes the The leader to see finally accepts it after seeing them try and fail to save the life of an injured crewman to realize this. Later crewman. Later, Picard was willing to be shot by have his first believer shoot him with an arrow from the one who first believed him to be a god to finally dissuade his belief.him.
27th Apr '16 8:04:35 AM TheWanderer
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* Played with in ''WebAnimation/IfTheEmperorHadATextToSpeechDevice'', a work based on ''TabletopGames/Warhammer40K''. In the show, the Emperor is given a text to speech device in his Golden Throne, and it allows him to interact with the few people who are allowed in to see him. The Emperor [[BerserkButton still loathes religion]] and takes a StopWorshippingMe attitude, which includes starting to dissolve the theocratic church that runs things in the Imperium. However, as both Magnus and Kitten note, for all the times that the Emperor denies being a god, he sure does like acting like one, with all the imperious attitude that includes. There have also been a number of occasions where the Emperor has done something of a VerbalBackspace when it seemed that he was about to refer to himself as a god.
-->[[AC: I am like a like a glorious golden god]] [{{beat}}] [[AC:Except I am not.]]
8th Apr '16 7:32:39 AM GlassRain
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* ''Webcomic/OneOverZero'': Tailsteak, the all-powerful creator of the universe the characters inhabit, is quite emphatic about his lack of divinity.
8th Mar '16 6:11:08 PM Statzkeen
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** A common [[UsefulNotes/{{Christianity}} Christian]] argument for the deity of {{Jesus}} is that He ''[[AvertedTrope didn't]]'' respond this way when people worshiped Him. Since it would be sinful for anyone but {{God}} to accept worship, Jesus can be considered a holy man only if He is GodInHumanForm. Similarly, this is a common rebuttal to the Non-Christian claims that Christ was a wise teacher but not divine, as he was either divine or crazy enough to think he was.

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** A common [[UsefulNotes/{{Christianity}} Christian]] argument for the deity of {{Jesus}} is that He he ''[[AvertedTrope didn't]]'' respond this way when people worshiped Him. him. Since it would be sinful for anyone but {{God}} to accept worship, Jesus can be considered a holy man man, despite not saying "Don't worship me", only if He he is GodInHumanForm. Similarly, this is a common rebuttal to the Non-Christian claims that Christ was a wise teacher but GodInHumanForm - otherwise he would have been deceitful by not divine, as he was either divine or crazy enough to think he was.saying "don't worship me".
10th Jan '16 9:04:00 AM XFire
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** This gets played with when, due to her continuously escalating power set due to her AllYourPowersCombined ability, she begins to be more and more isolated from everyone else, and begins to deal with everything herself. Then her best friend and LoveInterest has to convince her that this is dumb and no one wants her to be some perfect inhuman helper because they all love her for her.
6th Dec '15 4:37:08 AM Morgenthaler
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%%* ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'' has Dr. Manhattan himself.

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%%* ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'' has * ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'': Dr. Manhattan himself.is the only superhero in the setting who explicitly has superpowers, the result of a lab experiment gone wrong. He's pretty much a PhysicalGod who becomes increasingly detached from humanity, but he refuses to label himself as a god when people make the comparison.
27th Nov '15 3:09:13 AM Doug86
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* In one ''XMen'' annual, {{Wolverine}} acquires godlike power by touching the Macguffin of the story. Though he spends a moment DrunkWithPower, he quickly comes to the realization that he has no right to use that power on anyone, even with the "noblest" of motives/justifications, and gives it up by destroying the item. (See the quotes page.)

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* In one ''XMen'' ''Comics/XMen'' annual, {{Wolverine}} acquires godlike power by touching the Macguffin of the story. Though he spends a moment DrunkWithPower, he quickly comes to the realization that he has no right to use that power on anyone, even with the "noblest" of motives/justifications, and gives it up by destroying the item. (See the quotes page.)
17th Nov '15 11:47:24 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'' has Dr. Manhattan himself.

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* %%* ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'' has Dr. Manhattan himself.



* In ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' C3PO at first objects to the Ewoks worshipping him or pretending he's a go, 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 [=C3PO=] at first objects to the Ewoks worshipping him or pretending he's a go, 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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