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25th Apr '17 6:53:33 AM BeerBaron
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* Notably averted in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind''. Despite being in possession of the three tools necessary to to become a god in the presence of [[CosmicKeystone Heart of Lorkhan]] where godhood can be extracted, you're never given instruction on how to do so. You're only choice is to use the tools to destroy the enchantments on the Heart, unbinding everyone who had previously used it to achieve godhood, including the BigBad. It's not all bad though, as you get to keep your SemiDivine status, including being TheAgeless and having IdealIllnessImmunity as a result of the disease you have which was based on the power of the Heart.

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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
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Notably averted in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind''. ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]''. Despite being in possession of the [[ArtifactOfDoom three tools tools]] necessary to to become a god in the presence of [[CosmicKeystone Heart of Lorkhan]] where from which godhood can be extracted, you're never given instruction on how to do so. You're only choice is to use the tools to destroy the enchantments on the Heart, unbinding everyone who had previously used it to achieve godhood, including the BigBad. It's not all bad though, as you get to keep your SemiDivine status, including being TheAgeless and having IdealIllnessImmunity as a result of the disease you have which was based on the power of the Heart.Heart.
** At the end of ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'''s ''Shivering Isles'' expansion, [[spoiler:the mantle of Sheogorath, the [[OurGodsAreDifferent Daedric Prince]] of [[MadGod Madness]], is passed on to you]]. The effects are not immediately apparent, but by the time of ''Skyrim'' 200 years later, [[spoiler:the Sheogorath met in that game is heavily implied to be the [[PlayerCharacter Champion of Cyrodiil]] having fully grown into the role]].
** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', the [[PlayerCharacter Dragonborn]] is a rare mortal gifted with the soul of an Aedric (loosely angelic) entity by the [[TopGod Chief God]] of the [[SaintlyChurch Divine pantheon]], Akatosh. Some sources suggest that the dragons (and Dragonborn) are not merely Akatosh's creations, but fragments of his very being, meaning that you could be part of Akatosh himself.
9th Apr '17 6:32:30 AM Lunacant
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* You have a sort of character in ''VideoGame/BlackAndWhite'', but you never see it and supplicants address the screen directly. The other gods you see are points of light with a hand.

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* You have a sort of character in ''VideoGame/BlackAndWhite'', but you never see it and supplicants address the screen directly. The other gods you see are points of light with a hand. And in the sequel if you're playing for too long the game starts [[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou calling you by your real name]].
19th Mar '17 9:39:41 AM nombretomado
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* ''TabletopGame/GeniusTheTransgression'', a fan-written NewWorldOfDarkness game about playing mad scientists. Letting characters become powerful enough to change history or conquer the world was a deliberate design goal.

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* ''TabletopGame/GeniusTheTransgression'', a fan-written NewWorldOfDarkness ''TabletopGame/NewWorldOfDarkness'' game about playing mad scientists. Letting characters become powerful enough to change history or conquer the world was a deliberate design goal.
28th Feb '17 8:43:42 AM BeerBaron
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* Notably averted in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind''. Despite being in possession of the three tools necessary to to become a god in the presence of [[CosmicKeystone Heart of Lorkhan]] where godhood can be extracted, you're never given instruction on how to do so. You're only choice is to use the tools to destroy the enchantments on the Heart, unbinding everyone who had previously used it to achieve godhood, including the BigBad. It's not all bad though, as you get to keep your SemiDivine status, including being TheAgeless and having IdealIllnessImmunity as a result of the disease you have which was based on the power of the Heart.
15th Feb '17 8:22:07 AM Crino37
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** This is also [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in The Sims 2 (PSP), which the main antagonist, a mad scientist called Doctor Dominion, claims that an "outside force" uses a green crystal (the plumbob, that appears above the heads of sims controlled by the player) to control everybody.
12th Oct '16 4:46:43 PM justanid
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'', wherein you play already heroic mortals granted power by the gods to become veritable divinities in their own right. Or corrupted versions of these divine champions that serve {{Eldritch Abomination}}s. Or TheFairFolk, who in this world are more than powerful enough to qualify for the trope. [[PunyEarthlings Or, if you feel like dying, ordinary mortals.]]
** Infernals can eventually evolve into new Primordials. As in, the beings that ''created'' the gods.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'', wherein you play already heroic mortals granted power by the gods to become veritable divinities in their own right. Or corrupted versions of these divine champions that serve {{Eldritch Abomination}}s. Or TheFairFolk, who in this world are more than powerful enough to qualify for the trope. [[PunyEarthlings Or, if you feel like dying, [[PunyEarthlings ordinary mortals.]]
mortals]].
** With the ''Broken-Winged Crane'' Infernals can eventually evolve mutate into new Primordials. As in, the beings that ''created'' called ''[[OurTitansAreDifferent Titans]]'', resembling Primordials (the beings who created ''the gods''), yet still retain some beneficial human traits and are able to choose powers à la carte to avoid being BlessedWithSuck. Of course, going being the gods.back of an entire pantheon of {{Eldritch Abomination}}s to even start the transformation is extremely difficult.
12th Oct '16 4:16:56 PM justanid
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* The original ''DungeonsAndDragons'' just had a list of mythological creatures for it's 4th supplement ''Gods, Demigods, & Heroes''; while ''Basic Dungeons & Dragons'' had the ''Immortals Rules'' box, detailing the transition of a character into divinity. Although the word "god" was never uttered to avoid the wrath of the MoralGuardians.
** The First Edition ''Advanced Dungeons & Dragons'' book ''Deities & Demigods'' didn't even bother and just made ascended characters into [=NPCs=].

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* The original ''DungeonsAndDragons'' ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' just had a list of mythological creatures for it's 4th supplement ''Gods, Demigods, & Heroes''; while ''Basic Dungeons & Dragons'' had the ''Immortals Rules'' box, detailing the transition of a character into divinity. Although the word "god" was never uttered to avoid the wrath of the MoralGuardians.
** The First Edition ''Advanced Dungeons & Dragons'' book ''Deities & Demigods'' didn't even bother and just made ascended characters into [=NPCs=]. ''AD&D'' 2nd Edition had ''Faiths and Avatars'', by way of the ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms'' setting, with enough details on divine beings to make custom deities (and examples from Faerun), but had nothing on modifying an existing character.
21st Sep '16 4:00:27 PM nombretomado
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* ''BatenKaitos'' has the player as a "Guardian Spirit" guiding the protagonists.
** The sequel uses the same principle. [[spoiler:Before actually pulling a TomatoInTheMirror on the player, revealing you as part of the God of Darkness.]]

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* ''BatenKaitos'' ''VideoGame/BatenKaitos'':
** The original game
has the player as a "Guardian Spirit" guiding the protagonists.
** [[VideoGame/BatenKaitosOrigins The sequel sequel]] uses the same principle. [[spoiler:Before actually pulling a TomatoInTheMirror on the player, revealing you as part of the God of Darkness.]]
3rd Sep '16 8:11:47 AM justanid
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* Similarly, divinity is one of the possible "Epic Destinies" for characters in Fourth Edition ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''.
** Though you don't get to actually play the character as a god (or, at least, there aren't any rules for it).
** An older edition had the "Immortals Rules", which are exactly that, although the word "god" was never uttered to avoid the wrath of the MoralGuardians.
** First edition's ''Deities and Demigods'' provided two things: stats for various pantheons (Greek, Egyptian, Norse), and rules for building your own deities. Along with suggestions for how to get your PC party into godhood/keep the game running afterwards.

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* Similarly, divinity is one The original ''DungeonsAndDragons'' just had a list of mythological creatures for it's 4th supplement ''Gods, Demigods, & Heroes''; while ''Basic Dungeons & Dragons'' had the possible "Epic Destinies" for characters in Fourth Edition ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''.
** Though you don't get to actually play
''Immortals Rules'' box, detailing the transition of a character as a god (or, at least, there aren't any rules for it).
** An older edition had the "Immortals Rules", which are exactly that, although
into divinity. Although the word "god" was never uttered to avoid the wrath of the MoralGuardians.
** The First edition's Edition ''Advanced Dungeons & Dragons'' book ''Deities & Demigods'' didn't even bother and just made ascended characters into [=NPCs=].
** Third Edition's
''Deities and Demigods'' provided two things: stats for various pantheons (Greek, (D&D, Greek, Egyptian, Norse), and rules for building your own deities. Along with suggestions for how to get your PC party into godhood/keep the game running afterwards.afterwards.
** Demigodhood is one of the possible "Epic Destinies" for characters in Fourth Edition. Though you don't get to actually play the character as a god (or, at least, there aren't any rules for it).



* In virtually any superhero game that allows custom characters, you could theoretically play any member of any pantheon in the world. Case in point, when playing with stock characters, you can play Thor or Hercules just for starters. And in DC, you could be Orion or Lightray if you want.

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* In virtually any superhero game that allows custom characters, you one could theoretically play any member of any pantheon in the world. Case in point, when playing with stock characters, characters from ''TabletopGame/MarvelSuperHeroes'', you can play Thor or Hercules just for starters. And starters; or in DC, ''TabletopGame/DCHeroes'', you could be play Orion or Lightray if you want.Lightray.


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* ''TabletopGame/HeroesUnlimited'' has a chapter in the ''Powers Unlimited 2'' sourcebook specifically for immortals of all sorts, including demigods and godlings (lesser types of gods). In addition there's the sort-of-compatible ''TabletopGame/{{Rifts}}'' book ''Pantheons of the Megaverse'' which presents the two character types as an add-on for other game lines.
25th Jul '16 3:20:40 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''{{Darksiders}}'' has you play as the HorsemenOfTheApocalypse (War in the first game, Death in the second). Even Heaven and Hell are scared of the Horsemens' power.

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* ''{{Darksiders}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Darksiders}}'' has you play as the HorsemenOfTheApocalypse (War in the first game, Death in the second). Even Heaven and Hell are scared of the Horsemens' power.



* ''FromDust'', which borrows heavily from Polynesian mythology, casts you as "The Breath", the guardian spirit of an island tribe who uses its ability to manipulate land and water to help the tribe recover its lost history.
* ''DoshinTheGiant'' casts the player as a sun god who dies each evening, but is reincarnated the next morning.

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* ''FromDust'', ''VideoGame/FromDust'', which borrows heavily from Polynesian mythology, casts you as "The Breath", the guardian spirit of an island tribe who uses its ability to manipulate land and water to help the tribe recover its lost history.
* ''DoshinTheGiant'' ''VideoGame/DoshinTheGiant'' casts the player as a sun god who dies each evening, but is reincarnated the next morning.
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