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31st Dec '16 7:47:36 PM KaworuS
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*The first Mutlimedia StoryArc of Series/DotHack is pretty much about getting Aura to be able to do this within the framework of 'The World' as the Ultimate AI, superseding that of her "mother" that was in Control and causing all of the system anomaly's by trying to prevent Aura's Rise.
**Late-franchise story Addendum Expanded this intended creation as the goal of a group of environmental terrorists so they could digitize humanity to prevent them from ruining the planet and have Aura be the micro-manager of their Digital world, essentially creating and then enslaving a God to Create paradise. Suffice it to say, they screwed it up.
28th Dec '16 1:46:14 AM Tron80
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* In ''ComicBook/SupergirlCosmicAdventuresInTheEightGrade','Mr. Mxyzptlk tries to usurp an infinite power. However, Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} Supergirl claims it before he can seize it, and ascends. After beating Mxy up and making him run away her power fades and she becomes human again.

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* In ''ComicBook/SupergirlCosmicAdventuresInTheEightGrade','Mr.''ComicBook/SupergirlCosmicAdventuresInTheEightGrade'', Mr. Mxyzptlk tries to usurp an infinite power. However, Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} Supergirl claims it before he can seize it, and ascends. After beating Mxy up and making him run away her power fades and she becomes human again.
28th Dec '16 1:44:38 AM Tron80
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* ''ComicBook/AllStarSuperman:'' After dying from over-exposure to the sun, Superman finds himself talking to his birth father, Jor-El, who tells him he's turning into pure thought, like all the other Kryptonians did. Of course, there are still enemies going after his loved ones, so Superman is given the choice, join his people and "dance through the fields of consciousness" or fight one last time. Three guesses which one he chooses.

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* ''ComicBook/AllStarSuperman:'' After dying from over-exposure to the sun, Superman Franchise/{{Superman}} finds himself talking to his birth father, Jor-El, who tells him he's turning into pure thought, like all the other Kryptonians did. Of course, there are still enemies going after his loved ones, so Superman is given the choice, join his people and "dance through the fields of consciousness" or fight one last time. Three guesses which one he chooses.chooses.
* In ''ComicBook/SupergirlCosmicAdventuresInTheEightGrade','Mr. Mxyzptlk tries to usurp an infinite power. However, Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} Supergirl claims it before he can seize it, and ascends. After beating Mxy up and making him run away her power fades and she becomes human again.
27th Dec '16 5:06:19 AM ScroogeMacDuck
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* In ''Webcomic/CountMickeyDragul'', it happens to the ghost of Emily De Claire after her UnfinishedBusiness is fulfilled.
27th Dec '16 5:05:36 AM ScroogeMacDuck
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The character ascends to a higher state of being, even becoming a god.

It is mostly a way to pay off a character. Or play off, in some cases. A way to [[PutOnABus put the character on a bus]], though that's not all that it's used for. If the writers should need the character back, it's easy to reverse, in which case the character will DePower as a GodInHumanForm. If the character has left their clothes behind, untouched, it's a case of ShapeshiftingExcludesClothing.

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The character ascends to a higher state of being, even becoming a god.

god. It can result from other supernatural causes, but is most often used as a character's fate after they die, in a riff on the idea of a heavenly afterlife.

It is mostly a way to pay off a character. Or play off, in some cases. A way to [[PutOnABus put the character on a bus]], though that's not all that it's used for. If the writers should need the character back, it's it can be very easy to reverse, in which case the character will DePower as a GodInHumanForm. If the character has left their clothes behind, untouched, it's a case of ShapeshiftingExcludesClothing.
24th Dec '16 11:31:04 AM nombretomado
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* In the ''{{Arcanum}}'' your PC can achieve a status of deity by the end of the game. Furthermore, you can simply chose what type of deity you want to be in a final dialog with BigBad. Although it requires the PC to commit a ''Double FaceHeelTurn'' of a sort.

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* In the ''{{Arcanum}}'' ''VideoGame/ArcanumOfSteamworksAndMagickObscura'', your PC can achieve a status of deity by the end of the game. Furthermore, you can simply chose what type of deity you want to be in a final dialog with BigBad. Although it requires the PC to commit a ''Double FaceHeelTurn'' of a sort.
16th Dec '16 11:21:52 AM theIndiekid
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* [[spoiler: The Reapers]], in ''Fanfic/MassEffectEndOfDays'', where we get to observe the process behind [[spoiler: the mind of the Reaper-larvae from the Collector base. We follow a prisoner as more people gets indoctrinated and assimilated, until the larvae gains consciousness. While the Reapers have yet to make a ''proper'' appearance]], they are shaping up to becoming fullblown Ascended Eldritch.

-->[[spoiler: '''It was ''magnificent''. The Entity moved towards the Light, and the Light grew ever larger, blowing away the darkness. A shape took form, and It saw Its [[AssimilationPlot new form]], and Its [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence previous world]] clearly. As starlight reflected on the waters' surface. The stars' light will not be extinguished. As long as They exist in the sky, starlight will remain on the water...'''\\
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'''...And [[ViciousCycle this]] is a thing which already was.''']]



* In ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' two of the endings lead to Shepard uploading him/herself into the catalyst, in one s/he takes control of the Reapers, in the other s/he combines synthetic and organic life, and it's implied that s/he becomes part of the reapers, or synthetic hybrids in the process.
** The Extended Cut version of the Control ending is narrated by Immortal-Reaper-God Shepard. He / she now understands what words like "eternal" and "infinite" actually mean, and declares the entire galaxy under their protection. This either means that you vow to use your new existence to, if a Paragon, guide the galaxy into a new era of peace or, if Renegade, vow to [[KnightTemplar destroy anyone who threatens your version of "peace."]]

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* Played rather horribly in ''Franchise/MassEffect''. This is what [[spoiler: the [[EldritchAbomination Reapers]] are. Transcendent flesh, and certainly godlike in the series. They are harvested civilizations, compressed into a single entity. Meaning, all those people harvested? Ascended into a collective mind in a Reaper body, while their [[BodyHorror melted flesh]] makes up at least part of said body. [[AssimilationPlot Billions of people for a single one.]]]] No one said ascending had to be free of horror.
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In ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' two of the endings lead to Shepard uploading him/herself into the catalyst, in one s/he takes control of the Reapers, in the other s/he combines synthetic and organic life, and it's implied that s/he becomes part of the reapers, or synthetic hybrids in the process.
** *** The Extended Cut version of the Control ending is narrated by Immortal-Reaper-God Shepard. He / she now understands what words like "eternal" and "infinite" actually mean, and declares the entire galaxy under their protection. This either means that you vow to use your new existence to, if a Paragon, guide the galaxy into a new era of peace or, if Renegade, vow to [[KnightTemplar destroy anyone who threatens your version of "peace."]]
14th Dec '16 1:26:33 PM StFan
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->'''Jackson:''' I'm energy now.
->'''O'Neill:''' ''(sarcastically)'' How's that working out for you?
->'''Jackson:''' Good, actually.

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->'''Jackson:''' I'm energy now.
->'''O'Neill:''' ''(sarcastically)''
now.\\
'''O'Neill:''' ''[sarcastically]''
How's that working out for you?
->'''Jackson:'''
you?\\
'''Jackson:'''
Good, actually.



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* The Ancient One, Comicbook/DoctorStrange's mentor, became one with the universe after his death, though he was still available for an occasional consultation.

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* The Ancient One, Comicbook/DoctorStrange's ComicBook/DoctorStrange's mentor, became one with the universe after his death, though he was still available for an occasional consultation.



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--> '''Mo'at:''' The Great Mother may choose to save all that she is, in this body.
--> '''Jake:''' Is that possible?
--> '''Mo'at:''' She must pass through the eye of Eywa and return. But, Jake Sully, she is very weak.
--> '''Dr. Grace Augustine:''' Jake.
--> '''Jake Sully:''' Grace?...
--> '''Dr. Grace Augustine:''' I'm with Her now, Jake. She is real... [Dies].
--> '''Mo’at:''' Her wounds were too great. It was not enough time, She is with Eywa now.
* This is how Grig views death in ''Film/TheLastStarfighter''
-->'''Alex''' Where were the starfighters?
-->'''Grig''' I told you, when Zure attacked.
-->'''Alex:''' You mean their dead!?
-->'''Grig:''' Death is a primitive concept. I prefer to think of them as battling evil in another dimension.

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--> '''Mo'at:''' -->'''Mo'at:''' The Great Mother may choose to save all that she is, in this body.
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body.\\
'''Jake:''' Is that possible?
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possible?\\
'''Mo'at:''' She must pass through the eye of Eywa and return. But, Jake Sully, she is very weak.
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weak.\\
'''Dr. Grace Augustine:''' Jake.
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Jake.\\
'''Jake Sully:''' Grace?...
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Grace?...\\
'''Dr. Grace Augustine:''' I'm with Her now, Jake. She is real... [Dies].
--> '''Mo’at:'''
''[dies]''\\
'''Mo'at:'''
Her wounds were too great. It was not enough time, She is with Eywa now.
* This is how Grig views death in ''Film/TheLastStarfighter''
''Film/TheLastStarfighter'':
-->'''Alex''' Where were the starfighters?
-->'''Grig'''
starfighters?\\
'''Grig'''
I told you, when Zure attacked.
-->'''Alex:'''
attacked.\\
'''Alex:'''
You mean their dead!?
-->'''Grig:'''
they're dead!?\\
'''Grig:'''
Death is a primitive concept. I prefer to think of them as battling evil in another dimension.



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* In TenWordsOfWisdom, the four gods of TWOW - [=GreenTree=], and the other three I can't remember.

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* In TenWordsOfWisdom, ''WebVideo/TenWordsOfWisdom'', the four gods of TWOW - -- [=GreenTree=], and the other three I can't remember.three.



29th Nov '16 8:01:22 PM PaulA
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** This is also used in ''The Book of Night with Moon''. Cats get nine lives (basically, reincarnation with full awareness of the system, although dying apparently causes ''some'' memory loss), but if they're really good they get a tenth, immortal life in service of the Powers.

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** This is also used in ''The Book of Night with Moon''.''Literature/TheBookOfNightWithMoon''. Cats get nine lives (basically, reincarnation with full awareness of the system, although dying apparently causes ''some'' memory loss), but if they're really good they get a tenth, immortal life in service of the Powers.
19th Nov '16 9:10:06 AM Kakai
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* A fairly weak but completely by-the-book version in ''Literature/{{Elantris}}'': pre-Reod and post-restoration, pretty much anybody had a random chance of becoming one of the Elantrians, a race of super-powered, magical, semi-immortal pseudo-deities that basically everyone wanted to be. Kinda sucks if you got in after the universe broke though.
* Also from Creator/BrandonSanderson, ''Literature/MistbornTheOriginalTrilogy'' ends with this happening twice, first to the heroine Vin, who takes the power of Preservation and then after Vin kills Ruin via TakingYouWithMe, Sazed takes the powers of both Ruin and Preservation.

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* A fairly weak but completely by-the-book version in ''Literature/{{Elantris}}'': pre-Reod and post-restoration, pretty much anybody had a random chance of becoming one of the Elantrians, a race of super-powered, magical, semi-immortal pseudo-deities that basically everyone wanted to be. Kinda sucks if you got in after the universe broke down, though.
* Also from Creator/BrandonSanderson, ''Literature/MistbornTheOriginalTrilogy'' ends with this happening twice, first to twice. First, the heroine heroine, Vin, who takes the power of Preservation and then after Vin Preservation. After she kills Ruin via TakingYouWithMe, Sazed takes the powers of both Ruin and Preservation.both, vanishing into the Cognitive Realm.



* In the end of the fourth book of ''Literature/TheTraitorSonCycle'', Amicia - who's been balancing on the edge of "too magically powerful to be able to exist in the material" line for a while now - overexerts herself and Ascends, vanishing where she stands, although it's uncertain whether she becomes some sort of a ghost or is simply absorbed into the athereal.

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* In the end of the fourth book of ''Literature/TheTraitorSonCycle'', Amicia - who's been balancing on the edge of "too magically powerful magical to be able to exist in the material" material world" line for a while now - overexerts herself and Ascends, vanishing where she stands, although it's uncertain whether she becomes some sort of a ghost or is simply absorbed into the athereal.
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