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26th Jul '16 9:49:00 PM PaulA
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* In the [[HornyVikings Kargad]] [[FantasyCounterpartCulture lands]] of the ''Literature/{{Earthsea}}'', the (apparently mortal) Godking is worshipped as a deity, which, by the time of ''Literature/TheTombsOfAtuan'', has severely pissed off [[HeWhoMustNotBeNamed The Unknown Nameless Ones]].

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* In the [[HornyVikings Kargad]] [[FantasyCounterpartCulture lands]] of the ''Literature/{{Earthsea}}'', ''Literature/{{Earthsea}}'' series, the (apparently mortal) Godking is worshipped as a deity, which, by the time of ''Literature/TheTombsOfAtuan'', has severely pissed off [[HeWhoMustNotBeNamed The Unknown Nameless Ones]].
26th Jul '16 9:48:14 PM PaulA
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* In the [[HornyVikings Kargad]] [[FantasyCounterpartCulture lands]] of the ''Literature/EarthseaTrilogy'', the (apparently mortal) Godking is worshipped as a deity, which, by the time of The Tombs Of Atuan, has severely pissed off the [[HeWhoMustNotBeNamed The Unknown Nameless Ones]].

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* In the [[HornyVikings Kargad]] [[FantasyCounterpartCulture lands]] of the ''Literature/EarthseaTrilogy'', ''Literature/{{Earthsea}}'', the (apparently mortal) Godking is worshipped as a deity, which, by the time of The Tombs Of Atuan, ''Literature/TheTombsOfAtuan'', has severely pissed off the [[HeWhoMustNotBeNamed The Unknown Nameless Ones]].
21st Jul '16 10:42:20 AM ACW
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* In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', [[DemBones Baraggan Louisenbairn]] in Hueco Mundo. Incidentally, he got ousted by [[spoiler:[[BigBad Sosuke]] [[BitchInSheepsClothing Aizen]]]], who himself wants to be this trope on a much ''larger'' scale.

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* In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', [[DemBones Baraggan Louisenbairn]] in Hueco Mundo. Incidentally, he got ousted by [[spoiler:[[BigBad Sosuke]] [[BitchInSheepsClothing Aizen]]]], who himself wants to be this trope on a much ''larger'' scale. Then we get Yhwach.
19th Jul '16 2:40:21 AM Morgenthaler
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** The Goa'uld System Lords, who pose as Gods. In fact, most of them actually [[AGodAmI buy their own propaganda]]. Pretty much the only one who doesn't is the DangerouslyGenreSavvy Baal, who's rather flippant about his godhood when speaking to those who already know the truth. It's also implied that Lord Yu might have known better before he went senile, since his identity is a CompositeCharacter of mythological but not strictly divine Chinese emperors. The primitive people they enslave and oppress believe them to be gods, however.

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** The Goa'uld System Lords, who pose as Gods. In fact, most of them actually [[AGodAmI buy their own propaganda]]. Pretty much the only one who doesn't is the DangerouslyGenreSavvy Baal, who's rather flippant about his godhood when speaking to those who already know the truth. It's also implied that Lord Yu might have known better before he went senile, since his identity is a CompositeCharacter of mythological but not strictly divine Chinese emperors. The primitive people they enslave and oppress believe them to be gods, however.
16th Jul '16 9:14:20 AM zarpaulus
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* ''VideoGame/{{Stellaris}}'': The default title for the ruler of a Transcendent Empire (advanced form of [[DivineRightOfKings Divine Mandate]]) is God Emperor.
13th Jul '16 1:51:05 PM intastiel
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* The Demiurges in ''Webcomic/KillSixBillionDemons'' style themselves as these, or collectively the Seven Lords of Infinity. For example, Mottom is known to her subjects as Nadia Om, Blood Flower Imperatrix of the [[PortalNetwork Gates of Fire]], Bearer of the [[PiecesOfGod Word Glory]], Goddess of the Seven-Part World (of which she is the DimensionLord over 111 111). Since each Demiurge's power is supplemented by knowledge of a Name of God, they can back up the claim.
18th Jun '16 8:19:27 PM nombretomado
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* ''LegendOfTheFiveRings'':

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13th Jun '16 10:58:03 PM Arutema
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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'':
** A downplayed example: The Dark Elves worship the Tribunal, a trio of living, flesh and blood gods (actually, they are just elves who received many supernatural powers via an ArtifactOfDoom). In the modern day they exert great influence, but aren't officially the government and their powers have waned greatly; rather, there's a separate King of Morrowind, who reports to the Emperor. But before Dagoth Ur's return and the Imperial conquest of Morrowind, they really did fit this trope.

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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'':
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** A ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'' has a downplayed example: The Dark Elves worship the Tribunal, a trio of living, flesh and blood gods (actually, they are just elves who received many supernatural powers via an ArtifactOfDoom). In the modern day they exert great influence, but aren't officially the government and their powers have waned greatly; rather, there's a separate King of Morrowind, who reports to the Emperor. But before Dagoth Ur's return and the Imperial conquest of Morrowind, they really did fit this trope.



* In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' worship of Talos has been banned thanks to a humiliating treaty forced on the Empire by the fascistic [[CantArgueWithElves Aldmeri]] [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Dominion]]. One [[UnreliableNarrator in-universe book]] speculates that he was originally three separate men, one a BodyDouble of the others, who upon becoming one at the end of ''Daggerfall'', Talos [[RealityWarper rewrote the past]] to become a single living demigod in the past.

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* ** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' worship of Talos has been banned thanks to a humiliating treaty forced on the Empire by the fascistic [[CantArgueWithElves Aldmeri]] [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Dominion]]. One [[UnreliableNarrator in-universe book]] speculates that he was originally three separate men, one a BodyDouble of the others, who upon becoming one at the end of ''Daggerfall'', ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIDaggerfall Daggerfall]]'', Talos [[RealityWarper rewrote the past]] to become a single living demigod in the past.
9th May '16 1:34:14 PM ScipioSmith
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* The Divine Empire of the ''Literature/FirstSwordChronicles'' is ruled by Aegea, the Divine Empress; when she was mortally wounded she did not die but ascended to godhood, and was worshipped and revered as the ruler of the country. The living ruler is referred to as the Prince Imperial, and is merely the servant of the Empress' will.
28th Apr '16 3:31:14 PM FordPrefect
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** Generally the worse an emperor is depicted as being in our sources the more likely it is that they will state that he claimed to be divine while alive (the other obvious candidate being Commodus, of ''Gladiator'' fame). State worship of the Emperor in Rome was generally considered a big no-no throughout the Empire's existence. Outside Rome was another matter.

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** Generally Generally, the worse an emperor is depicted as being in our sources sources, the more likely it is that they will state that he claimed to be divine while alive (the other obvious candidate being Commodus, of ''Gladiator'' fame). State worship of the Emperor in Rome was generally considered a big no-no throughout the Empire's existence. Outside Rome was another matter.
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