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9th Jul '17 10:18:05 PM Theriocephalus
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** Likewise, this setting has [[ChaoticGood Cayden Cailean]], god of adventurers, freedom, and booze. He became a god by getting ''[[WhatDidIDoLastNight really drunk]]'' and partaking in a life-threatening test of ascension. He passed.
*** But he would really like to know exactly HOW he did so. Seriously. He has NO idea what happened in the interim. Basically, he got hammered, took a dare, memory blank, wakes up, finds out that he is now a god.
** There are some other ascended humans in ''Pathfinder'', such as [[LawfulGood Iomedae]], goddess of honor, justice and valor; [[LawfulNeutral Irori]], god of history, knowledge and self-perfection; and [[NeutralEvil Norgorber]], god of greed, murder and secrets. Cayden, thanks to the aforementioned circumstances of his ascension, has the most player fans.
** Arguably the first (and most disturbing) case, however, would be [[http://pathfinderwiki.com/wiki/Urgathoa Urgathoa]], who became a goddess long before the others, basically through sheer evil willpower instead of any test. Myth claims this was the origin of both undead and disease.

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** Likewise, this setting There is a dedicated in-universe method for doing just this. The Test of the Starstone, set inside a complex maze surrounding a fallen meteor, is a horribly dangerous series of tests, challenges and traps. If you go in, either you pass and become a god or you fail and die. The test has been around for millennia, but has only been successfully completed three times (four counting Aroden, the testís creator):
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[[ChaoticGood Cayden Cailean]], god of adventurers, freedom, and booze. He became booze, used to be a god by getting mercenary and adventurer who one night got ''[[WhatDidIDoLastNight really drunk]]'' and partaking partook in a the life-threatening test of ascension. in question on a drunken dare. He passed.
*** But he would really like to know
passed. However, neither him nor anyone else knows exactly HOW he did so. Seriously. He genuinely has NO idea what happened in the interim. Basically, he got hammered, took a dare, memory blank, wakes woke up, finds found out that he is was now a god.
** There are some other ascended humans in ''Pathfinder'', such as *** [[LawfulGood Iomedae]], goddess of honor, justice and valor; valor, was a mortal paladin of Aroden before taking the test. She initially became Aroden's herald (a herald being essentially a lesser divine being acting as a messenger and representative of the will of a full deity). When Aroden vanished, she inherited his legacy and most of his followers, and became a full goddess herself.
*** [[NeutralEvil Norgorber]], god of greed, murder and secrets, has the distinction of having been the first mortal after Aroden to pass the Test. Fittingly for the god of secrets, no one knows who or what he was before ascension.
** The Test of the Starstone is not the only way for mortals to ascend to godhood, and there have been mortals who became deities by other means.
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[[LawfulNeutral Irori]], god of history, knowledge and self-perfection; self-perfection, achieved divinity by means of achieving great personal enlightenment. He actually looks down on Iomedae, Norgorber and [[NeutralEvil Norgorber]], god of greed, murder and secrets. Cayden, thanks to the aforementioned circumstances of his ascension, has the most player fans.
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Cayden Cailean, who he views as having taken a cheating shortcut by copying what Aroden did (although he greatly respected Aroden himself).
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Arguably the first (and most disturbing) case, however, would be [[http://pathfinderwiki.com/wiki/Urgathoa [[NeutralEvil Urgathoa]], who the goddess of physical excess, disease, and the undead. She became a goddess long before the others, basically through sheer evil willpower instead of through enlightenment or any test. Myth claims this was the origin of both undead and disease.
9th Jul '17 9:52:01 PM Theriocephalus
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* ''Fanfic/ACrownOfStars'': Daniel -this story's BigGood- is the GodEmperor of Avalon, but hundreds of millenia ago he was an human that sought -and managed- to ascend to godhood. His powers include soul manipulation, traveling through space and time and bringing people back from the dead.

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* ''Fanfic/ACrownOfStars'': Daniel -this -- this story's BigGood- BigGood -- is the GodEmperor of Avalon, but hundreds of millenia ago he was an human that sought -and managed- -- and managed -- to ascend to godhood. His powers include soul manipulation, traveling through space and time and bringing people back from the dead.



* {{Defied}} in ''FanFic/TheInfiniteLoops'', and with good reasons: as discovered when Madoka was tricked into Ascending to Admin level, an Ascension will destroy a branch of Yggdrasil (that is, ''an entire universe''), and very few Loopers would want to destroy a branch, even if Yggdrasil wasn't already damaged.
** Of course, ascending to ''in universe'' god-or-equivalenthood is okay, and most loopers are powerful enough to count as PhysicalGods.

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* {{Defied}} in ''FanFic/TheInfiniteLoops'', and with good reasons: as discovered when Madoka was tricked into Ascending to Admin level, an Ascension will destroy a branch of Yggdrasil (that is, ''an entire universe''), and very few Loopers would want to destroy a branch, even if Yggdrasil wasn't already damaged.
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damaged. Of course, ascending to ''in universe'' god-or-equivalenthood is okay, and most loopers are powerful enough to count as PhysicalGods.
28th Jun '17 7:37:57 AM dabantam
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* ''Literature/TheKrockman'' was originally just an ordinary ghost before buying out the universe and becoming its new ruler.
27th Jun '17 11:59:52 PM Supreme-X15
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* In ''VideoGame/HyperdimensionNeptuniaVictory'', CPU's in the Ultra Dimension are not goddesses by birth, as they were born human. To become a CPU, they have to find the rare CPU Memory. However, the human in question must be compatible with it, and if they are, they will be able transform into their HDD state and form a nation, becoming that nation's leader. Should they prove incompatible, they will turn into monsters.
16th Jun '17 1:22:59 PM BrendanRizzo
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* Played with in ''Anime/TheGirlWhoLeaptThorughSpace''. The humans built space-colony super-computers that will prove for all the humans' needs, and they ''do'' fulfill their purpose, but is it the be-all and end-all of things?

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* Played with in ''Anime/TheGirlWhoLeaptThorughSpace''.''Anime/TheGirlWhoLeaptThroughSpace''. The humans built space-colony super-computers that will prove for all the humans' needs, and they ''do'' fulfill their purpose, but is it the be-all and end-all of things?
12th Jun '17 2:37:09 PM Morgenthaler
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** In the sequel ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', we learn that the Avatar itself is a variation. [[spoiler:The Avatar is a result of the light spirit Raava fusing to the soul of a human named Wan. All future Avatars are reincarnations of this fusion.]].

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** * In the sequel ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', we learn that the Avatar itself is a variation. [[spoiler:The Avatar is a result of the light spirit Raava fusing to the soul of a human named Wan. All future Avatars are reincarnations of this fusion.]].
12th Jun '17 2:30:43 PM Morgenthaler
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* [[spoiler: Castiel]] , from ''{{Series/Supernatural}}'' tries to pull this off, by swallowing souls from Purgatory. Sadly, not only did it not work, it appears that nobody really was going to see him as a God.
** Though perhaps not this trope, as [[spoiler: Castiel wasn't human, he was an angel]] .
10th Jun '17 1:08:48 AM TheCuza
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* In ''VideoGame/SaltandSanctuary'', [[spoiler:[[BigBad the Nameless God]]]] is one of these. However, even though he has the powers of a god, he still has the soul of a mortal, which makes him [[DrivenByEnvy extremely envious of the true gods]] since they have the one thing that he can never obtain.

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* In ''VideoGame/SaltandSanctuary'', ''VideoGame/SaltAndSanctuary'', [[spoiler:[[BigBad the Nameless God]]]] is one of these. However, even though he has the powers of a god, he still has the soul of a mortal, which makes him [[DrivenByEnvy extremely envious of the true gods]] since they have the one thing that he can never obtain.
10th Jun '17 1:08:29 AM TheCuza
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* In ''VideoGame/SaltandSanctuary'', [[spoiler:[[BigBad the Nameless God]]]] is one of these. However, even though he has the powers of a god, he still has the soul of a mortal, which makes him [[DrivenByEnvy extremely envious of the true gods]] since they have the one thing that he can never obtain.
31st May '17 8:03:01 PM nombretomado
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* In Franchise/TheCosmere, the [[TheVerse metaverse]] of most of Creator/BrandonSanderson's works, various humans apparently got hold of pieces of a god called Adonalsium which broke apart, and proceeded to become gods in their own right, creating all the various worlds Sanderson writes in (except [[Literature/AlcatrazSeries any]] [[TheRithmatist incarnation]] [[TheReckonersTrilogy of Earth]] and obviously the world of ''TheWheelOfTime''). There are apparently 16 total Shards of Adonalsium, some of which have been broken up further since. There are also cases like ''Literature/MistbornTheOriginalTrilogy's'' Lord Ruler and ''Literature/{{Warbreaker}}'s'' Returned, where humans attain a state that is considered divine by various groups in-universe, though they're not gods in the cosmic sense. The Lord Ruler even created three entirely new races, the Inquisitors, the Koloss [[spoiler: and the Kandra.]]

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* In Franchise/TheCosmere, the [[TheVerse metaverse]] of most of Creator/BrandonSanderson's works, various humans apparently got hold of pieces of a god called Adonalsium which broke apart, and proceeded to become gods in their own right, creating all the various worlds Sanderson writes in (except [[Literature/AlcatrazSeries any]] [[TheRithmatist incarnation]] [[TheReckonersTrilogy of Earth]] and obviously the world of ''TheWheelOfTime'').''Literature/TheWheelOfTime''). There are apparently 16 total Shards of Adonalsium, some of which have been broken up further since. There are also cases like ''Literature/MistbornTheOriginalTrilogy's'' Lord Ruler and ''Literature/{{Warbreaker}}'s'' Returned, where humans attain a state that is considered divine by various groups in-universe, though they're not gods in the cosmic sense. The Lord Ruler even created three entirely new races, the Inquisitors, the Koloss [[spoiler: and the Kandra.]]
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