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20th Feb '18 9:36:53 AM MiinU
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* ''{{Manga/Bleach}}''
** Kurosaki Ichigo was born a Human with Shinigami powers. By the climax of Deicide [[spoiler:he is so powerful that his reiatsu is now in a dimension twice removed from the Shinigami.]]
12th Feb '18 11:28:55 PM jormis29
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* For a given definition of "human", this is the origin of all the Lords in ''Franchise/DarkSouls''; they were all nameless Hollows that rose from the influence of the First Flame, and the ones who found the Lord Souls among the flames harnessed its power to ascend to godhood. Notable examples include Gwyn, Lord of Sunlight, The Witch of Izalith, Gravelord Nito, [[spoiler: and the Furtive Pygmy who harnessed the titular Dark Soul.]]

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* For a given definition of "human", this is the origin of all the Lords in ''Franchise/DarkSouls''; ''VideoGame/DarkSouls''; they were all nameless Hollows that rose from the influence of the First Flame, and the ones who found the Lord Souls among the flames harnessed its power to ascend to godhood. Notable examples include Gwyn, Lord of Sunlight, The Witch of Izalith, Gravelord Nito, [[spoiler: and the Furtive Pygmy who harnessed the titular Dark Soul.]]
8th Feb '18 4:09:37 PM nombretomado
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* Some of the Elder Powers in ''[[NexusWar Nexus Clash]]'' were mortals who either were ascended to godhood by existing Powers because their perspective was deemed necessary ([[BlackAndWhiteInsanity Namm]], [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure Baraas]], and [[TheseAreThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow Azazel]]) or else seized it by force ([[ManipulativeBastard Tlacolotl]]).

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* Some of the Elder Powers in ''[[NexusWar Nexus Clash]]'' ''VideoGame/NexusClash'' were mortals who either were ascended to godhood by existing Powers because their perspective was deemed necessary ([[BlackAndWhiteInsanity Namm]], [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure Baraas]], and [[TheseAreThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow Azazel]]) or else seized it by force ([[ManipulativeBastard Tlacolotl]]).
20th Jan '18 7:41:00 PM Godzillawolf
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* ''Series/KamenRiderGaim'': [[spoiler: Kouta and Mai]] become this after eating the Golden Fruit.

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* ''Series/KamenRiderGaim'': [[spoiler: Kouta and Mai]] become this after eating the Golden Fruit. He's so immensely powerful that he's able to [[spoiler:transport every trace of Helhiem on Earth to a dead planet on the other side of the universe in an instant and then start life on the planet from scratch, which seems to have involved creating a ''sun''.]] Notably, the following crossover movie had to have an EldritchAbomination as the BigBad simply to make a threat he'd need Series/KamenRiderDrive to help him beat.
11th Jan '18 7:03:56 AM UMDP
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* ''{{TabletopGame/Iron Kingdoms}}''
** Morrow and his darker sister Thamar collectively known as the twins were once humans that ascended to godhood. Both teach that humans can improve themselves without end however Morrow believes in helping and protecting others while self-improving while Thamar teaches to crush and use others. Several followers of both gods has ascended to join them in godhood as saints known as Ascendants (Morrow) and Scions (Thamar).
** Even before Morrow and Thamar the Defiers learned about the divine powers within Humans. After an unsuccessful rebellion against Menoth, the creator of man they were thrown into the hell of Urcaen alive. They were tortured for centuries and even their nightmares became real. However they gained even more powers and eventually took over the hellish areas of Urcaen and created the Grymin, an army of beasts from Nightmares and souls of sinners changed to represent the sins committed by them.
** While not exactly Human, the Gatorman Barnabas is extremely close to ascending to Godhood and has become the Lord of Blood a demigod leading his nation of Gatormen known as as the Blindwater Congregation



** Ynnead, the Eldar God of the dead, is suppose to be born when the last Eldar die and their souls join in the Infinity Circuit, turning into a Chaos-like God that supposidly will destroy Slaanesh. Whether or not it's possible is not known, since obviously the last Eldar hasn't died yet.

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** Ynnead, the Eldar God of the dead, is suppose to be born when the last Eldar die and their souls join in the Infinity Circuit, turning into a Chaos-like God that supposidly will destroy Slaanesh. Whether or not it's possible is not known, since obviously the last Eldar hasn't died yet. However Yannead is created in a failed ritual by Eldrad without sacrificing the Eldar race and created a physical avatar and an army of followers.
7th Jan '18 7:51:43 AM Derkhan
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* Zig-zagged in the ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen''. The Tiste Edur worship their former king Scabandari Bloodeye, who in turn used to be a simple captain in Urusander's Legion, as "Father Shadow". However, his official status as of the start of the main series is "lost" and in fact, it is questionable whether he ever truly was a god or is simply venerated as such by the Tiste Edur, even though deities of mortal origin are not uncommon in that world. Due to his soul being trapped in a [[SoulJar Finnest]] he is unable to answer his worshippers whether he wants to or not.

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* The ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'', due to the amount of gods and demigods and other powerful beings involved in the plot, has a whole bunch of deities that used to be human or some other mortal race. Some examples are:
** [[BadassAbnormal Ascendants]], simply put, are people who have done something extraordinary and have exceeded the normal limits of the possible for their race and/or situation. Provided that enough people have witnessed the deed or heard of it, Ascendants can accumulate worshippers and become gods, making them deities of mortal origin.
** Itkovian starts as merely human, but after his HeroicSacrifice he becomes "the Redeemer", the god of, well, redemption and forgiveness. ''Literature/TollTheHounds'' is partly the story of his struggles with the expectations of his followers and the question of whether forgiveness should be given without conditions or needs to be earned.
** Emperor Kellanved and his right-hand man Dancer found a way to the unoccupied Throne of Shadow and ascended upon gaining power over it, becoming Shadowthrone and Cotillion, the God of Shadows and the Patron God of Assassins, respectively.
** Dassem Ultor, the Imperial First Sword (supreme commander) of the Malazan Empire eventually became Dessembrae, the Lord of Tragedy, although his path was somewhat convoluted and, well, tragic. He used to be the Champion of Hood, the God of Death, but reportedly was betrayed by Hood and swore {{revenge}}. The last couple of books reveal that he ascended when [[spoiler:the T'lan Imass, whose First Sword title the Empire initially copied but with whom said title carried actual metaphysical investiture, transferred the title from their original First Sword Onos T'oolan to Dassem Ultor, giving the God of Death an opportunity to get at them for becoming {{undead}} and slipping his influence through Dassem]]. To do so, Hood used Dassem's daughter, and upon finding out, Dassem rejected the T'lan Imass worship of him and swore revenge on his former Patron God. As Onos T'oolan asserts, Dassem Ultor aka Dessembrae is the God of Tears and cursed to hunt down all those who were involved in his Ascension, starting with Hood.
** Hood himself used to be a normal Jaghut, but then an Elder God [[spoiler:killed his wife]] he started a war against the concept of Death itself. In truest YouKillItYouBoughtIt-fashion, winning the war made him the God of Death.
** Mother Dark used to be [[spoiler:the queen of the Tiste people]] until she wandered too far between the realms and attracted the love of Draconus, the AnthropomorphicPersonification of primordial darkness, who, as a token of his love, gifted her with godhood.
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Zig-zagged in with the ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen''. The Tiste Edur Edur, who worship their former king Scabandari Bloodeye, who in turn used to be a simple captain in Urusander's Legion, as "Father Shadow". However, his official status as of the start of the main series is "lost" and in fact, it is questionable whether he ever truly was a god or is simply venerated as such by the Tiste Edur, even though deities of mortal origin are not uncommon in that world. Due to his soul being trapped in a [[SoulJar Finnest]] Finnest he is unable to answer his worshippers whether he wants to or not.
4th Jan '18 10:54:15 AM Ilya_Rysenkov
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** In ''[[Anime/DragonBallZBattleOfGods Battle of the Gods]]'', it is revealed that Saiyans can do a temporary version of this: in times of crisis, five good-hearted Saiyans can combine their energies into a sixth and have him become the "Super Saiyan God". [[spoiler:Goku does this but somehow retains a portion of the Super Saiyan God powers after it was supposed to have worn off, and Whis suggests that Goku could one day become the new God of Destruction (Goku declines).]] It is heavily impied that Gods of Destruction come from incredibly powerful mortals.

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** In ''[[Anime/DragonBallZBattleOfGods Battle of the Gods]]'', it is revealed that Saiyans can do a temporary version of this: in times of crisis, five good-hearted Saiyans can combine their energies into a sixth and have him become the "Super Saiyan God". [[spoiler:Goku does this but somehow retains a portion of the Super Saiyan God powers after it was supposed to have worn off, and Whis suggests that Goku could one day become the new God of Destruction (Goku declines).]] It is heavily impied implied that Gods of Destruction come from incredibly powerful mortals.
3rd Jan '18 1:46:03 PM Derkhan
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* ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'' has quite a few thanks to how Ascendancy can take place. [[spoiler: Ganoes Paran and Itkovian to name but two examples]].

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* ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'' has quite a few thanks Zig-zagged in the ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen''. The Tiste Edur worship their former king Scabandari Bloodeye, who in turn used to how Ascendancy can take place. [[spoiler: Ganoes Paran be a simple captain in Urusander's Legion, as "Father Shadow". However, his official status as of the start of the main series is "lost" and Itkovian in fact, it is questionable whether he ever truly was a god or is simply venerated as such by the Tiste Edur, even though deities of mortal origin are not uncommon in that world. Due to name but two examples]].his soul being trapped in a [[SoulJar Finnest]] he is unable to answer his worshippers whether he wants to or not.
31st Dec '17 11:01:39 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. Also, [[spoiler:one of the two endings [[YouKillItYouBoughtIt has you taking his place as the new Nameless God]].]]

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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. Also, [[spoiler:one of the two endings [[spoiler:this can apply to ''you'' if, after killing him, [[YouKillItYouBoughtIt has you taking decide to take his place as the new Nameless God]].God]] rather than escape.]]
31st Dec '17 10:59:20 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'', [[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. Also, [[spoiler:one of the two endings [[YouKillItYouBoughtIt has you taking his place as the new Nameless God]].]]
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